Friday Inspiration

7 10 2011

Thought I cheer myself up with photos from our S/S12 via the beach shoot and the sunshine.

Flower halo designed and made by our talented friend Beka from Origin Flowers.

IDOM girl is Katherine, IDOM mini is Alexandra, Our horse is Milan and ever so stubborn horse junior is Foxy.

Please visit Rebecca today.  She could help you find perfect pieces.  Wishing you a delightful Friday.


Sale Today!

24 09 2011

Please join us today for end of summer sale.

Hope to see you soon.  Enjoy your Saturday everyone!

End of Summer Sale!

21 09 2011

It is that time of the year where I have to surrender to the fact that summer is almost over.  I truly have enjoyed the blue sky and the bright sunny days in Portland.  Hoping that there are few more of warm beautiful days left for us.  We thought that we would throw an end of summer party.  Swing by and take home lovely pieces.  Hope to see you on Saturday the 24th of September from 11-7 pm.  Lots of sweet treats and bubbly.

Do you recognise our stunning IDOM girl?  Evangelina modeled the piece and shot her own photos on their family farm.  We can’t wait to see more pics from her.

Hope to see you on Saturday.


Evangelina, Miles, Velia, Caitlin, Rebecca, and Modi

Thank you LA Times!

21 08 2011

I woke up to a delightful surprise.  My dear friend Sarah, aka our PR Goddess sent me the best news that our little shop is in LA Times shopping section for Portland.  Here is what Booth Moore via LA Times has to say about our IDOM,

“Locally-designed line of modern-looking clothing — one-shoulder tops, asymmetrical skirts and the like — plus accessories by Melissa, Tatty Devine and others. It’s the cutest shop along 23rd street in Nob Hill.”  Read more here.

Thanks very much LA Times!  In the mean time if you are in Portland.  Please swing by and say hello soon.  Lots of beautiful dresses and jewels in the shop now.

Our IDOM girl Katherine and lovely summer yellow dress.  I can’t get of enough yellow lately.  Pairing with beaded necklace designed by yours truly.

This dress was designed as a homage to my design heroes Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.  I saved many months of my allowance as a young kid to buy their pieces in Tokyo.  I knew right then that someday I wanted to follow their foot steps.  It is my way of honouring my design heroes.

Pairing the homage dress with Sula necklace made and designed by Susan Lutjen of Portland.

An IDOM ring inspired by sea plant.

An IDOM beaded bracelet.  Perfect jewel to add to any ensemble.

Please visit our lovely Velia today.  Wishing you a brilliant Sunday. 

More Treasures

30 06 2011

The shop is filled with so many delightful treasures.  Hope to catch up with you lovelies out there soon.

Lovely tunic.

Can’t get enough of layering our bracelets.

Many of our pieces are always oversized with lots of volume and detail.  I draw so much inspiration from Asia especially Japan.  I grew up with fashion influence both from Asia and Europe.  Thailand is an exciting incubator of fashion hybrid between Korea, Japan, Australia, and Europe.  This blouse is an oversized hand loomed ikat fabric.  Textile found via the Queens project.

Lots more beautiful rings and unique necklaces.  Wishing everyone a lovely Thursday.

Sweet Treats

29 06 2011

We can’t get enough of vibrant colours from these tiny coconut beads.  I think it is wishful thinking that Portland will experience a real summer weather soon.  We love wearing these beauties as layer of bracelet.  Lots more new summer dresses, jewels and totes.

Architectural inspired hand loomed woven blouse.

Lots more new knit summer dresses.

I love any jewels on a larger scale.

Hand weaved fabric from eastern region of Thailand.  I converted the fabric into a tote.

Please stop by and visit us soon.

Dreamy Space

27 06 2011

It is lovely to return to a lovely space after a long challenging journey.  I still adore our dreamy shop space.  It is filled with so much light and hope and of course lots of new beauties.  Please come by and visit us soon.

New jewels from Erica Weiner.

An  elegant summer dress made with hand loomed cotton fabric.

Lovely light weight scarves for cool summer evening.

Many thanks to Elizabeth Russell-Baumgartner for shooting these beautiful images.