1. Ben Bos – Design of a Lifetime, 2. Lace Cut Media Storage – Brocade Home, 3. Minnie Coming Undone, 4. pinkyvision print, 5. bambot, 6. jingle yeti, 7. demode splash, 8. the line up, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. New P.O. Box, 12. Untitled
I want to thank blue, a cute little boutique of clothing and accessories at 3753 N. Mississippi Ave. here in Portland for hosting my holiday art opening last Thursday. The store employees, Amber and Jake set up really nice lighting, and they have a knack for putting together amazing window displays. Two Pridlets showed up (hi, Eric + Mistina!!) and it was a super nice and inviting time. Auntie Nubs also came out and took most of the photos you see here (yes, I have the best aunt in the entire universe). My art will be up through January 10, 2008. There’s also some Golden Flats merchandise available at blue, including the limited edition silkcreened posters, shirts, and the tote (which has been sold out on my site).
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Recently, I purchased two items from the Erin Fetherston for Target Go International collection. I was particularly excited about this collection because of its romantic, young fairy tale-ish looks. It by far has the most defined, original style since Luella’s Go International debut.
Erin Fetherston fascinates me because after graduating from college in California, she moved to Paris even though she barely spoke French. After finishing a degree at the Paris outpost of Parsons, she took the rare step of immediately launching her own couture collection instead of working under someone else at an established fashion house.Â
The Heart Handbag in red is much larger and even better quality than I expected. Made of a durable faux suede, it is fully lined in a cream cotton heart print and has a small interior pocket. Additionally, there is a magnetic clasp closure inside near the top. The handles are long enough that you can comfortably sling it over your shoulder. I’ve been carrying this bag every day and it gets constant complements. It’s roomy enough to hold your lunch, favorite magazines and umbrella comfortably. The bag sold out almost immediately after its release, but it may be worth checking Ebay for your own!Â
The Corduroy Jumper in barn red is another winner. I love it so much that I’ve worn it about ten times in the last three weeks! It’s made of a super fine wale corduroy and in person it’s more of a rich burgundy. The buttons are fully functioning and each is covered in the same corduroy fabric as the dress. There are pockets on each side of the button placket and the finishing is very refined for a lower-priced clothing line.
One warning: this runs large by a full size. I ordered a small and an extra small would have been a much better fit. After reading the online reviews, this seems to be a common consensus.Â
Overall, I give both items a 5/5. They are much nicer in person and the finishing details are more impressive than the website shows (such a rarity!) I applaud Go International for taking chances with the designers they’ve chosen so far. They’re willing to make edgier choices than many of their mainstream competitors and the Erin Fetherston collection has proven that a low price point and high quality can coexist!
Flipping through American Vogue back in 2004, I spotted the most amazing watch ever, designed by Geneva-based master watchmaker, Roger Dubuis. I love the strong symbolism of the red cross and this is much nicer than the $12.99 Target watch I’ve been wearing for the last two years, dirty faux-leather band and all! I tracked it down online and someone bought it for only $14,000.00!! A girl can dream, can’t she??
In more practical terms, these two brands have some viable options:Â
â™¥Nixon watches: tough and well-designed
â™¥Nooka watches: space age fantastic!
I haven’t been been around these parts much due to moving. Wrapping vintage dishes in newspaper before work, going to work, then coming home from work to pack and move has been my existence for the past few days. As soon as I’m done (and make a few more trips to IKEA!), I’ll share the results with you and have some fun decorating + organization tips!