Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Lately I've been reaching out to the universe to show me how to ride this great wave of change that is happening in my life. Even though change is awesome, I don't like uncertainty, and I find myself staying up too late trying to erase some of the giant question marks floating around in my head. Here are some inspiring images I found while thinking about the future. Images from WeHeartIt.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Things we love: Menswear

Hi friends,

I've been wanting to do a post about menswear for quite a while now, I just finally got around to gathering up some of my favorite images from the web. I love men's clothing, and dressing men, but I know that most men (especially here in Portland) feel either clueless or overwhelmed by fashion. So here are some of my favorite looks for men. They are a smattering from Stil in Berlin and The Street Hearts.

Things we love:
1. Knee length coats/trenches
2. Rolled pant cuffs with dress shoes

More things we love:
3. Fitted blazers
4. 1950's style hair (longer in the front and swooped back)
5. Splashes of color/patterns paired with neutral solids
6. Scarves

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Other peoples lives...

Today marks the four year anniversary of my return to Portland from a study abroad program I did in Barcelona, Spain. I can't believe its been four years - it seems like only yesterday. Even though I was only there for six months, Barcelona left a permanent imprint on my heart and I can't wait to go back for a visit.

One of my favorite places to go there was the 'Els Encants' flea market in the Plaça de les Glories. Els Encants is an open air market with vendors selling everything from antiques and collectibles to pirated movies and designer knock offs. I found some amazing treasures there.

I've always been fascinated with old family photographs. Here are some of the gems I found at the flea market. If I had to guess, I would say they were taken in the 1950's or so.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Normally I'm pretty indifferent about the new year, but this year I'm looking forward to changes and newness. 2009 was full of many exciting things and big accomplishments, but also a lot of stagnant energy. Change is such a scary thing, but also very exhilarating, and even though things happen that hurt like hell at the time, I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Here are some of the new things I'm looking forward to in 2010:

The potential for New Love:

New Collection for Fall/Winter '10, which should be ready at the end of the month. My inspiration for this collection is 1940's German military clothing and 90's grunge style. I'll be playing with proportion and layering, and a lot of different types of fabric this time around - vintage lace, end-run wool chalis, and performance sherpa fleece. It's gonna be a goodie.

I spent Christmas day this year with Gretchen from MothLove, her boyfriend Jordan and some other nice folks. We watched the movie Inglorious Basterds, which in addition to being a great movie, had a lot of amazing costumes in it. In particular, I loved the style of the main character, played by Melanie Laurent. I'm kind of obsessed with her, actually. She's so beautiful and French looking.

New Website, hang tags, and garment labels. Just in time for the Spring '10 collection to hit stores! Here's a little preview - image created by Ada Mayer:

Yay for change! I hope everyone else has wonderful things happening for them this year. Prospero año nuevo, amigos. Hasta pronto...