Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

DoveAdore Featuring Boutiques Unleased

As always I'm behind on blogging. These are some photos I am EXCITED about.

My own little guy Max made his runway debut at this years Dove Lewis benefit show. He's a senior little fellow that we rescued from wonderful second chance dog rescue Hopes Haven about a year and a half ago. Actually he's a "foster failure", a foster dog that you end up keeping. I think we told them he was ours just a few days into it because I fell madly in love with his sweet little face.

 Backstage, in the green room (above) and during rehearsal (below).

The only thing I was bummed about the show, was the lack of close ups of the doggie outfits. Not only did I dress Max, but another adorable terrier named Timmy. Here is is walking with one of my holiday dresses.

Here are Max and Sarah Giffrow on the runway!
 Max was super popular and had a TON of admirers as we exited the building. Almost everyone stopped to pet him. 
He was so tired the next day this was pretty much is only pose.
And in complete randomness, here is me giving Rojo, the pet therapy llama a carrot. If you didn't know I actually grew up on a llama farm. So it's always nice to see one now and again.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The loudest thing you can do with money

The loudest thing you can do with money, is to speak with your dollars.

Who are you giving your money to?

Where does that money go?

Who do is positivly affect?

Does it stay in your community?

Does it help your comunity?

Who made or grew what you are buying, and was it done ethically?

Is it only making the rich richer, while keeping the poor poorer?

I ask myself these things every single time my money and I are parted. I go out of my way to go to local stores that are involved with the community. I purchase local produce. I look in every thing that is not edible for country of origin.

I fully understand too that sometimes you have a selection of cheap crap and cheap crap. 3% of apparel sold in the USA is made in the USA.

This holiday season I urge you to think about what you are buying. There is a fantastic holiday event going on in Portland called Little Boxes. The community is so wonderful. 170 stores have banded together to promote this 2 day event 11/23 and 11/24, and have 90 prizes. Sounds better than a sharp elbow in the ribs around dessert time on Thanksgiving to get some cheap crap at a big box that will most likely break in a year.

Full list of stores here:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Friends & Family Sale

We have 317 garments.

So many we broke the rack.

Come early for best selection. 11-3. Saturday. Mimosas provided.

Sale! Do it!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My what a busy month......

Halloween was awesome! I'm still trying to find some photos from the costume party at the Fez, but so far this is my favorite candid one at my friend Terra's Halloween party.
Yes I'm a pin cushion. And yes, Honey Boo Boo is next to me.

I love this time of year, but there has been SO much going on. 

Here is a write up of Fashion Speaks. I didn't sound like a crackhead. Bonus.

Here is what is coming up!

Friday 11/9
Dove Lewis benefit DoveAdore featureing Boutiques Unleashed. I LOVE this event. I have a few pals that work at Dove Lewis (though I hate to see them there, because it usually means I'm there with one of my brood), but I have to say I am sure glad they are there the times I have needed them. I'm showing two looks and Max, the cutest dog in the world, is making his runway debut at the ripe old age of 15! I am dressing two humans and 2 dogs. Both boys, so of course they will be wearing dog tuxedos.
Invite here:

Saturday 11/10
Not just a trunk show, but a Trunk Sioree at Rhapsody Boutique. Sahlia Jewelry Designs, Ms. Wood, Clair Vintage Inspired, Tarte, and Maple XO. Local fashion photographer Lavenda Memory will also be on hand. I'm super excited just to go hang out with all these awesome people!
Invite here:

Saturday 11/17
Friends and Family Studio Sale!!!!!! Clair Vintage Inspired, Hubris Apparel, Carolyn Hart Designs and Orange Exterior are all participating in this special one time sample sale event. Prices are so low we are not publishing them. Cash and cards accepted.Ger there early.

Friday & Saturday 11/23 & 11/24
I am not personally a part of this, but several stores that carry my line are! This holiday season SHOP LOCAL! Speak with your spending. I cannot believe how may stores are participating this year. Plus no sharp elbows at 4am with crazed shoppers holding lattes.

 All November
Also check out my pal Sarah Giffrows photo-making month. See it happen here:
She already snapped one up of my car:

Inspired by National Novel Writing Month which oddly enough ended up in my always accurate horoscope by Free Will Astrology by Rob Brezney:

Every November, thousands of writers participate in National Novel Writing Month. They pledge to compose at least 50,000 words of a new novel in that 30-day period. In accordance with the astrological omens, Aquarius, I propose that you commit yourself to a comparable project in your own field. Is there a potential masterpiece on which you could get a substantial amount of work done? Is there a major transformation you've long wanted to undertake but have always had some excuse to avoid? I predict that you will attract unexpected help and luck if you summon the willpower to focus on that task.  

On that note, back to my world domination plans. Because they're on.