28 11 2011

Getting ready to do shop holiday window.  What a girl to do?  Collect more props, more props and even more props.  You should see our garage.  Poor B having to put up with my treasures.  Although it is fun to find random objects everywhere.

Swing by and visit moi this week if you are in Portland.  I’m at the shop Monday-Thursday.  Sorry New York friends.  I was scheduled to be there next week for my secret work mission.  I was looking forward to see everyone.  Just can’t find people to help out at the shop.  Life of a shop owner.  Sigh…  Promise to see you in February.  In the meantime you could order anything that you see on the blog.  You could always ring the shop +1 503 477 6818 or email me,  Enjoy your Monday everyone.


Behind the Scenes at Content

17 10 2011

We had so much fun installing our props for Content.  Took us two whole months to make the paper flowers.  Many thanks to Katie, Michelle, Susan, Caitlin, Valia, Evangelina and Miles.  It took the whole village to have a beautiful installation.

I wanted to have a concept that would translated S/S 12 inspiration and photo shoot.  We wanted to do something with lots of textures and element that would also complimented the clothes.  The paper flowers reminded me of something from the ocean and it felt free and wild like the horses that inspired the collection.

Velia was the best genius at making flowers.  Yours truly and our business partner Evangelina pinning all the flowers to the boards.

Evangelina and Miles rented us a van for all of our props.  Velia was also a trooper with helping us load and unload everything over and over again.  It was truly a labour of love.

Luckily our friend Michelle loaned us two more wonderful mannequins.  Worked out perfectly well.  Many thanks to our IDOM village for the beautiful installation.  Big thanks to the Ace Hotel and to all the organizers for having us at Content.  More pics tomorrow of the installation.

Please visit us today at the shop.  Lots more treasures from A/W 11.  Enjoy your Monday everyone.

Please join us for Content today!

1 10 2011

We will be camping out in room 224 at the Ace hotel for Content.  Come by and enjoy installation show from so many talented Portland designers.  IDOM will be revealing our Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Check out more information here.  Tickets are $15 and you could still purchase it here.

Our lovely Rebecca is at the shop today.  She would be happy to show you the perfect ensemble.  Hope to see you.


30 09 2011

We are hard at work on finishing up props for Content.  Here is more information on the show.

Please join us on Saturday, October 1 for the return of Content, the live fashion installation, featuring IDOM!
This year 28 local Portland artists will each transform a guest room at Ace Hotel into a dynamic and inspired display. In addition to these exciting installations, the evening will feature a beer garden on Stark Street with cocktails and snacks provided by Clyde Common and Olympic Provisions, a pop-up shop for purchasing designs from Content artists as well as after parties and late night shopping hours at many Portland boutiques!
Beer garden fun begins @ 4 p.m., Guest room open house begins @ 6p.m.

Photos from S/S 12.  IDOM girl is Katherine.

Tickets are $15 in advance and available via
You could also check out more about Content here.

We hope to see you tomorrow Saturday, October 1 at Ace Hotel!

Falling Garden

26 01 2011

When I studied at Royal Collage of Art, I took a few courses on Shakespeare’s plays. I remember I had this beautiful copy of “The Tempest” that had on its cover an illustration of Miranda in which her hair was a colourful garden, like an explosion of life and vibrancy. This affected the way I approached the play (perhaps you should judge a book by its cover). I pictured the tempest in the play as an abstract thing: as a type of falling garden. So when I saw the art installation, “falling garden”, by the artists, Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, I literally gasped. This is exactly how I pictured the Tempest; it was as if someone had crawled into my mind and made visual imagery from the thoughts within.

To see more of their absolutely mind-blowing art, visit their official site.

Wishing you a brilliant Wednesday.


Lovely Window

21 12 2010

How I miss doing big windows especially during the holiday season.  Someday I’ll have big prop house along with my personal library of garments.  Oh, and add ten more windows to the shop.  A girl can day dream, right?  Here is one of my all time favourite holiday window from Bergdorf Goodman via 2008.  I want to live in it!

Wishing you exquisite holidays!

P.S.  Thanks very much to my darling friends M + N for the beautiful pink elephant necklace.  Perfect holiday treat and fabulous good luck charm.  Promise to share some pics soon.  Thank you!



The Wrinkles of the City

29 11 2010

Amazing installation project by French photographer JR. The wrinkles of the city project questions the memory of a city and its inhabitants. Using Shanghai and its resident as his subject.  You can feel the story of the spaces.  Shanghai is such a vibrant modern metropolis with constant new buildings going up every minute of the day.  Is it a good idea to tear down everything old?  And if we do, how long will the memories last?

Check out JR work here.

All photos courtesy of JR.