Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ode to Bill Cunningham

I just watched Bill Cunningham New York the other night.  It was one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while.  Bill Cunningham, who is in his eighties,  has been documenting street style in the New York Times since the seventies as well as documenting charity events and fashion shows.  He gets around on his bicycle and still shoots with film rather than digital.  He's a gentle, humble man who calls everyone "kid" and is loved by everyone around him.  Bill Cunningham is truely inspirational.

The cast is full of great characters with amazing style including...

Iris Apfel

Anna Piaggi

Shail Upadhya
...and many others who will make you think twice about going out in jeans and a t-shirt.  So, next time you get dressed in the morning, ask yourself "Would Bill Cunningham take my picture?" and maybe add a little splash of color.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dress your head

Coming soon to Powell's Books on Hawthorne.....

Hats!  Made by yours truely.  Made in a variety of new and vintage wools and fleece in two sizes to fit all noggins.

Come try one on!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Fall has officially come to Portland.  The rain started coming down this week and I turned on the heater for the first time and put an extra blanket on the bed.  It's always sad to say goodbye to summer, but I am a little excited that I got to break out my new cat slippers....

I wish I could say that I knitted them myself, but I did not.  I found them in Urban Outfitters in Asheville this summer when we ran for cover from a torrential downpour.  I could not resist their charm.  And, anything that will make me smile on a cold, gloomy day is a good thing.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Technicolor Daydreams

I've woken up to a gray day in Portland, which is no surprise.  However this means that our indian summer has probably come to an end.  Looking for a little sunshine on a gloomy morning I decided to check out to see what's recently hit the runway during fashion week around the globe.   I didn't have to go far to find a burst of color.  Louise Gray and Tsumori Chisato are pretty dependable for bright colors and wacky prints that make me smile.   

Tsumori Chisato

Louise Gray

Thanks to these two brilliant ladies for the inspiration and a little drop of sunshine.  
Now I feel like I can start my day.