Friday, May 28, 2010

Spotted! No Muffin Top Skirt

I spotted this lovely lady in one of my skirts last week. She said owns several, and it was a huge nerd moment for me.

Get them while they are hot. Vintage limited edition spring colors available at Pin Me Apparel now.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

H&M in Portland?

As of today it has been confirmed:

My brain is fighting with itself right now. Crazy shopper that racked up a mountain of credit card debt in the 1st half of my 20's (almost gone phew!!), is screaming YEAH YEAH YEAH!! H&M!! The more mature half that has spent most of the 2nd half of my 20's paying off my debt, and working my ass off sewing clothes says BOO!

This year one of my resolutions was to be more mindful of practicing what I preach. It's kind of pointless for me to bust my ass making things locally and then turn around buy cheap shit at Forever21, Target, ect.

So I'm going with the "no can has" on this. I deemed 2010 the year of No Can Has personally for many reasons. So I'm not setting foot inside the H&M. Instead I will be a conscientious consumer. I will spend my money locally and on the 5% of apparel that is actually made in the United States.

That being said, shop local. Look inside your labels. Know where your things are coming from, how they were made and who is making them.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Clair 20% off sale at Union Rose

You need a new dress! Go get one this weekend at Union Rose. All Clair items are 20% off. Plus don't miss the mega sale rack where there are some past season goodies at 60-80% off!


P.S. Can someone call Mother Nature and let her know is almost summer?!?!?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dress for Success: After

The Dress For Success fashion was a huge hit! With over 500 in attendance, for the fashion show, dinner and silent auction.

Nicolle from Nicolle Shops Portland was one of my lovely models.

You can see her backstage coverage here:
Nicolle Shops Portland

If you would like to see all the photos from the evening, check them out here courtesy of my good friends at Enko.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shop windows

I never get over the excitement of seeing something I have made in a shop window.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jené DeSpain - new website

If are not already familiar with Jené DeSpain's lovely jewelry, please take a moment to orient yourself:

I had the lovely opportunity to share a trunk show with her a few seasons ago. I now own, and proudly wear several pieces of her work. Jené personally crafts all of her jewelry and all of her materials are made in the United States. (yeah!)

Stay tuned for my fall + winter '10 goodies, The Cameo Theater Collection. Her Roaring 10's lovelies are featured in it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Some favorites from The Satorialist

I love subscribing to blogs. They magically show up in my little reader thing when there are new ones. Here are some of my favorites from The Satorialist this spring.

Friday, May 7, 2010

oh la la! Union Rose has a fancy new website

Check it out here!

You can see a few items of my spring line in the shots. Another reason I love Portland so much, the lovely model is my old next door neighbor.

If you haven't been in to the shop, you really should. Everything is locally made.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cool Plus Size Blog - Madison Plus

I came across this cool blog today.

It has lots of full figured fashion on it, plus they won me over with the unicorn lipstick.