Aaand we're back! We apologize for the long hiatus. We've been keeping busy and getting crafty. Recent adventures have included an Intro to Letterpress class at the new digs of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) on SE Division. It was awesome! We learned so much including fun letterpress vocabulary like quoins and furniture.
The IPRC is a wonderful place where members (purchase a membership here!) can utilize, among other resources, vintage letterpresses during Letterpress Print Shop open hours. Members can also enroll in very well-priced classes on a range of topics like Screenprinting, Illustrator, Photoshop, Hand-Lettering, Posterpress and more! View the current listing of classes here.
-Colleen & Julia
Photos by Julia of Squirrel & Starling.
One of our favorite Portland jewelry designers, the lovely Amy Wing, just launched her new blossom collection named for the cherry blossom motif which unites the collection. We adore the sweet ballet-inspired lookbook photos by Sara Gray, and have a bit of an obsession with the tiny blossom lariat necklace and large blossom earrings (long), in particular, among Amy's gorgeous designs hand-crafted out of recycled sterling silver. Check out a few photos below and view the entire collection at www.amywing.com!
Photography by Sara Gray & styling by Kimberly Brandt of Billede Design.
Mark your calendars! Portland Sewing's much-anticipated Fashion Forward show takes place Sunday, April 29th at the Slate (2001 NW 19th; Doors 6pm & Show 7pm; $25). Vanessa Lambert of La Vie Celebre is one of the talented up-and-coming local designers who will show a collection at Fashion Forward. She generously took a moment to answer our burning questions, as well as share a few sneak peeks from her collection!
Photography by Onscreen Imaging.
Elizabeth Corkery has done it again. She constantly amazes with her gorgeous screenprinted installations. This time, with her Absolute Monarchy installation, she's recreated Versailles' Hall of Mirrors and the results couldn't be more beautiful. It leaves us with visions of Marie Antoinette and macarons dancing through our heads.
View images of the installation below and check out Elizabeth's website for additional delightful photos of Absolute Monarchy and more!
Photos courtesy of Pistol PR.
Careful readers of this blog know how much we absolutely adore local jewelry label Favor Jewelry designed by Monika Reed. Monika just launched her Spring/Summer 2012 Collection which features delicate droplets and sweet isosceles triangles. As always we're smitten with the artful elegance of her sterling silver and recycled gold fill necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings (our wishlist grows ever longer). She graciously shared photos of her new collection with us; you can view the full collection (and shop!) on Favor's website. Happy Spring!
Photography: Leah Verwey
Model: Robin Hilleary
Makeup & Hair: Madeline Roosevelt
Production & Styling: Monika Reed
Shot on location at the Ace Hotel Cleaners.
Last Sunday we attended the 7th annual English Dept bridal fashion show, "A Novel Romance," at the Ace Hotel Cleaners. This was the second year that we went and it's always so much fun. You can't beat pretty dresses by Elizabeth Dye (and others), hair adornment by Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey, flowers by Ink & Peat, champagne cocktails, and complimentary copies of Portland Bride & Groom. See below for a few photos that Julia took at the event!
Photos by Squirrel & Starling.
-Colleen & Julia