I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again, I’ll say it a thousand times…I’m kind of a vintage freak. Searching the thrift stores for cool vintage pieces is like treasure hunting. But if you don’t feel like being a pirate, Solestruck has all your vintage treasures in one place! This lookbook is a combination of Shoes from Solestruck’s Department of Antiquities (vintage at its finest) and clothing from some of the best vintage stores in Portland. I’m pretty much in love with the styling of this shoot.
Here’s a link to the full Lookbook, and some of my fave shots below:
clothing provided by Yo Vintage! Rad Summer and Ms. Wood…..and a few of my own personal pieces ;-)
It’s wonderful when you get to model for a company/store that you truly love. Solestruck is my absolute favorite shoe store in the world! The people that work there are fabulous, they know their shit, they are obsessed with shoes like me; they are seriously awesome. :)
The amount of awe-inspiring shoes that Solestruck carries is almost disgusting, and it seems like every day they get even more unbelievable pairs…checking their site for new shoes is kind of an addiction of mine…an addiction that leaves me broke, stylish, guilty and happy all at the same time. Here is a shot from one of the shoots I did recently for Solestruck…
Warning: This levitation maneuver should only be attempted while wearing Chloe Sevingy for Opening Ceremony, sneakers. They give you super human strength, plus, they are the most comfortable things I have ever put on my feet. They are old-school in a good way-Bringing back the late-ninties. I had a pair just like this in Junior High…and I did win best dressed at Evergreen Middle School….just sayin’….
Anyway, www.solestruck.com offers free shipping worldwide! Plus they are just plain good people. If you happen to be in Portland for any reason, they also have a flagship store here.
And a blog
The final night, and oh so glamorous! Project runway contestants Michael Costello and Jay Sario showed their amazing Spring 2012 lines. I saw my looks for the night and almost had a seizure. Here are some of my faves:
I lucked out and was put in my favorite look from Jay’s line
Day three of Portland fashion week is all about local designers. Portland has some great talent, that is apparent. Starting off the night was Amai Unmei, super chic and sophisticated. Next was Stephani D. Couture showed her classy ready-to-wear line. Ms. Wood showed her bright sassy spring line with her amazing hand made wooden shows. Menswear designer, Collier showed an amazing collection; he is the go-to man in PDX for menswear in my opinion. Closing the show was Project Runway winner Seth Aaron, wowing the crowd with his screaming-face patterned coats and models with the scariest masks I’ve ever seen, but I loved it.
I absolutely loved the trench coat that I was wearing for this show; made from 100% water repellent Gore-tec and lined with mesh zebra.
Night 2 of Portland Fashion Week was mainly sportswear, which doesn’t really excite me on the runway. But there were some really cute pieces by Adidas. Also being showcased were sustainable designers such as Earthtec and Ethos Paris who use organic and recycled fabrics. Anna Cohen stole the show with her Imperial Knits Collection, which was fabulous as always. Here are some of my favorite looks for the night and some backstage fun:
It’s my favorite time of year again in Portland! The one week were fashionistas unite to celebrate and showcase the amazing designers that Portland has to offer. Night one of Portland Fashion Week is the emerging designer competition, winner chosen by audience vote and a panel of judges from the Portland Fashion Community. It was a tough competition. Don’t have time to say much, because call time is at four and I gotta get ready, so if you want a full recap of the show go to my friend Eden’s blog for Portland monthly magazine, she is much more eloquent than I am anyway. :-)
A look from the winner of the emerging designer competition, Amanda Grishley: