Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Diana Kim | Stand Up Comedy Portland

During a recent visit to Portland my friend Carol took me to the new downtown home of Stand Up Comedy. This store is so dreamy. Carol and I were on cloud nine looking through the clothing and accessories carefully selected for the shop by owner Diana Kim. We felt like we needed to examine everything because each piece had something unexpected... a rogue pocket, exaggerated pleats, a unique fabric. I felt like I was at an interactive art gallery. I didn't come in with the intention of making any purchases for myself (my never ending struggle with Christmas shopping) but I left with the most incredible Rowena Sartin tunic. This piece, and everything in the shop actually, just made me smile. It was very apparent that this is Diana's intention: To provide a boutique experience that doesn't take itself too seriously but is truly one of a kind. It was so refreshing! Laughing and joking while looking at clothing this beautiful is not something you come by very often. Stand Up Comedy is a must visit next time you are in Portland.

Diana was nice enough to let me snap a photo of her in front of the shop. Her coverall is pretty much the cutest non-maternity maternity getup ever...

Stand Up Comedy
511 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday–Saturday 11–6


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Reed Stokes | Outside Analog Coffee

Reed is an actor living on Capitol Hill.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Amanda Ochoa | Punk Rock Flea Market

It's always so great to run into Amanda. I've photographed her many times since starting this blog in 2008.  So fun to watch people's style evolve over the years. You can find her on Instagram as @la_mala_noche and on tumblr.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pearl Stoermer | Pioneer Square


Monday, December 22, 2014

Artist Jamie Randall | Capitol Hill

It's dark when I walk to work and when I walk home so I've been trying to be better about taking photos even if it isn't light out. It's been fun playing with the street lighting at night.

Jamie is an artist here in Seattle. You can find her work here,


Friday, December 19, 2014

Ti Nguyen | Broadway and Harrison


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Izzie White and Spencer Clarence | West Seattle Junction

It had been so long since I went to West Seattle. Don and I spent an afternoon there eating Pizza and wandering California Ave.  There were so many people out enjoying the weekend and Christmas shopping.   I found model Izzie White and Spencer Clarence outside Easy Street Records.  


Monday, December 15, 2014

Holly Merrill | International District, Seattle

You can find Holly on Twitter and Instagram as @hollymerrill66


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Greg Cypher | Belltown


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Katarina Powell and Jane Hedreen | Flora and Henri

Katarina and Jane have been friends since they were on the cross country team together in high school. Jane is the owner Seattle children's clothing store Flora and Henri and Katarina is an artist and designer. I took this photo recently at a Flora and Henry holiday event. They have a new women's clothing line called Flora Femme and it is so great!  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Idea | Shibori

I recently borrowed a book from the library on the art of Shibori; the earliest known example of Japanese cloth dying. It has such an incredible history and I loved the idea that no two Shibori pieces will ever be the same. Each piece is affected by every little thing all the way down to the temperment of the artist. Reading about it got me so excited to do it myself. 

I bought some cotton flour sack towels, a plastic tarp, a couple buckets and a basic indigo dye kit and over the weekend I made Shibori kitchen towels to give as Christmas gifts. It was so much fun. 

Just make sure you wear all black... It's a little messy...


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Obi Kaufmann | Juniper Ridge Wilderness Perfumes

Obi works for Juniper Ridge, the world's only wild fragrance company. The perfumes are made from real plants that are hand collected by the people who work for the company. Pretty incredible... The fragrances are sold here in Seattle at Freeman's on Capitol Hill.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Amelia Redbird | Outside Cafe Vita

Amelia is a stylist at Bang Salon


Monday, December 1, 2014

Rick Moe | Tyranny + Mutation

Rick runs a really amazing vintage clothing shop called Tyranny + Mutation. Beautiful, one of a kind leather and denim jackets, well constructed boots and hard to find t-shirts. The clothes he sells are sourced from all over the world and he knows the story behind most all of it. Pretty amazing booth! You can find him at the Fremont Sunday Market.


Friday, November 28, 2014

Ashley Bu | Revival Shop Seattle

I met Ashley Bu at her recently opened Capitol Hill store Revival. This whimsical little shop is located upstairs in a cozy space above Jai Thai on Broadway and Thomas. It really feels like hanging out in a fun new friend's apartment. You know, that friend has amazing style and you want to borrow everything in their closet... It is easy to see Ashley's style in the carefully curated racks of clothing, home goods, and art at Revival. It is such a perfect addition to the neighborhood. Ashley was nice enough to step outside the shop for a photo in this amazing high collar leopard print coat.

This is a great spot to stop by for Christmas shopping. Ashley has been stocking up on accessories and home goods in preparation for the holidays. 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nick Kramer, Sam Wessner and Stephanie Wessner


Monday, November 24, 2014

Photographer Emily Eddy | 15th Ave

Emily takes really beautiful photos. Check out her work here.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mary Stewart | Baby and Co

I met Mary at the Suk Chai trunk show that happened at Baby and Co a few weeks back. She's been shopping at the store for years... she bought this puffer dress in two colors a long time ago and it's still one of her favorite pieces of clothing. 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nicole Elizabeth and Matt Noren | Tarboo, Inc. Handmade Clothing

I was so excited to run into these two downtown the other day. It had been a while! Matt is the founder and designer behind Tarboo, Inc. here in Seattle. Since 2010 he has been creating beautiful handmade clothing and accessories that work as a sort of uniform for us here in the Pacific Northwest. Timeless fuss-free clothing that is built to last and equally fitting for working downtown or a weekend of hiking on the Olympic Peninsula. Since the start of Tarboo, Matt has gone from making just shirts in a small space on Capitol Hill to crafting shirts, jackets, 5 panel hats and bags. Everything he is wearing here except his shoes is Tarboo (even Nicole's leather tote!). 

In the last couple years Matt has been venturing into Denim. He has been making these jean jackets that are so beyond perfect. Every time he posts a photo of one on Instagram I swoon. Matt is currently on a mission to build a denim factory here in Seattle. He is raising money through Kickstarter and it's a major win-win. We donate to the Kickstarter and get first dibs on the jeans and jeans jackets that he is currently crafting and Matt gets to bring our city an incredible local denim factory where jeans will be made the old fashion way... by hand and built to last.

If you want to get your hands on some first run jeans made with Japanese denim or one of their classic jean jackets you have just a little while to make your pledge towards the goal. I really hope this denim factory happens. I think it would be so amazing to have something like this here in Seattle.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Abigail Vehorn | Leopard Print Coat

It was fun to see Abigail again. I photographed her a long time ago just down the street from here.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Leah Hair | Ballard Ave

Leah's leather bag is vintage L.L. Bean. I didn't know they used to make leather bags. It's my new mission now to find one for myself.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ashley Thornton | Imelda's on Hawthorne | Portland


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Artist Emma Sergeant | Pioneer Square

You can find Emma's work here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Piper Corbett | Propolis Brewing | Ballard Farmers Market

Piper always has the most beautiful and unique outfits on when I see her Propolis Brewing farmers market booth. She is so lovely. And have you tried the Propolis Ales?? They are so good!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SCHAI by Suk Chai Trunk Show @ Baby and Co.

Last Thursday I stopped by Baby and Co to see the newest collection from local designer Suk Chai. There was a unanimous look of awe on the face of every person that perused the racks of her clothing. So beautiful... simple but completely unique. You can see the SCHAI fall/winter line here and images of the upcoming spring line here. I snapped a few photos people in attendance...

Designer Suk Chai (center)

Photographer Nicholas Whitehead and Baby and Co owner Jill Brandmarker Donnelly

Customer Mary Stewart


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kriza David | 16th and Madison


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Clementine Shoes | Pioneer Square

One of my favorite shops has moved. Clementine Shoes is now in the Occidental Park area of Pioneer square next toThe London Plane and across from Bar Sajor. The new space is so perfect for them!  As always they have a beautiful selection of unique and comfortable shoes from quality companies. They also have a few racks of simple, minimalistic, well made clothing from some some great designers like Mia Fioravanti and 8telier as well as accessories (Carol Risley jewelry!!)

Jayma Cohn, Linda Walsh and Lisa Bradbury


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Samantha Davis and Karina Enriquez | Fremont


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Agnes Li | Pike Place Market

You may be seeing more of Agnes on here... Since we met a few months back we've started getting together for food adventures and she always has the greatest outfits on.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christopher Sheppard | Ballard Farmers Market


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sydney Kosse | Indie Frock Boutique | Wallingford

This really cute little vintage/new-cycled clothing shop is in a small space at the front of the Wallingford Community Center. It is called Indie Frock... Very carefully selected items and everything is displayed in a way that makes it easy and fun to shop. Sydney's jacket is from the shop.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Floral Art

My aunt creates the most beautiful and minimalistic flower arrangements for her home. I had dinner at my aunt and uncle's house last night and I couldn't resist snapping a pic of this creation. May just be my favorite one yet...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Helene Christensen | Ballard Ave

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