Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hello, Sunshine.

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Yellow and I normally don’t get along. I don’t think I’ve owned anything yellow until a week ago when these shoes showed up. When I want to wear something bright and cheery, I stick to white. But, I am all about embracing change. When I first spotted these heels, I had the typical reaction that I normally have with anything Margiela-related. At first I thought they were weird, then intriguingly architectural…and finally totally unique and amazing! When you’re scrolling through Yoox and there’s one pair left in your size for a total steal, it’s meant to be. I plan on wearing these with everything (as long as it is head-to-toe black).

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The Week in Pictures: 2.26.10

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It’s been two weeks since I’ve had a chance to do a Week in Pictures update but a lot has happened in that time and I promise it’s worth the wait! The weather in Portland has been remarkably good. And, I’ve taken an absurd amount of photo booth pictures.

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Over the weekend, Joey and I stopped by the Ace Hotel for some photo booth fun. The whole day was pretty over the top and at one point, we even ended up out in some far-flung suburbs.

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week in pictures

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These signs are posted over some building windows a few blocks from The Ace. Totes obsessed with that type.

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Since a lot has happened in the last two weeks, some of these occurrences aren’t quite linear. I have to backtrack a bit and show off the most amazing valentine EVER that I received from Miss Mary Bee. Even better, she texts me when she’s listening to Tupac (we bonded over him while she fake tattooed my arm during our road trip). I love her.

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week in pictures

I quickly snapped these during my last day at Nike two weeks ago. I worked with the Global Communications Team which was super awesome and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thanks, Nike!

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week in pictures

My favorite color scheme always. Thanks to photographer Kristin Cofer for sending me a cute mix CD and letter. And, she just forwarded me this photo of the business cards I designed for her! The Avant Garde necklace is by Plastique.

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Over the weekend, Joey and I did a bit of shopping (well, I did). I am a bit obsessed with this white leather skirt that I found for $14.00 at an antique mall in Seattle. When the weather warms up, I want to do a more nurse-inspired look with it. Anyway, we were dead tired and the reason why is perhaps the best ever:

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On my way downtown…too many times to count lately.

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These are some out-takes of snapshots I took for a cute little online magazine project. The Proenzas usually reside in the corner of my office on a stack of NEST mags with bright yellow spines.

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Since I’ve been working so much, it’s been harder to meet up with friends. I finally caught up with Tyler over the weekend (who just got back from a month in Germany…jealous) and walked to the 7-Eleven with him and some buddies. When in Rome, do as the Romans do?

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week in pictures

On Monday, I played more catch up with my friend Jason. We met at the Doug Fir for breakfast (which was mighty tasty, I might add). The atmosphere during the morning hours is markedly different than the late nights sitting by the outside fire with a pile of mashed potatoes and a stiff drink listening to the drunken patrons’ hilarious conversations.

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Jason and I also ended up at the Ace photo booth trying to re-enact the infamous Murder at the Mountain. Actually, we’re constantly trying to relive the week-long bender of Christmas 2009 but have yet to succeed.

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This is the Ace Hotel lobby. Tres chic.

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After The Ace, we stopped by Clyde Common for mimosas. I adore the impeccably designed menus and minimal atmosphere.

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On a closing note, if you leave my brother and I alone for too long, this is the type of stuff that transpires. But, if you leave my brother and dad alone for too long…you end up with an eight-foot tall bear in the corner of your living room. I am truly speechless. Maybe I’ll show you sometime.

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P.S For all of next week, I am going to be working with Nike again and I have a ton of freelance projects due. So if posting is late or slows down, that is why. I am thankful for all of the work but also very, very busy.

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Link Love: 2.25.10

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• In A Model’s Prospects: Slim and None, model Coco Rocha boldly asserts “I don’t do nudes, I don’t do semi-nudes, I don’t do cigarette shots.” And she says, “Everybody knows that, in general, a basketball player needs to be tall and a fashion model needs to be skinny, but how skinny is too skinny?” She has a point.

• In this recession, it takes a little more work to sell someone a $35,000.00 watch.

• The definitive guide to choosing a topic for your new blog.

• Art manifestos and their applications in contemporary design.

• The new issue of Lula magazine makes great use of white space on the cover. Instead of cramming a million headlines and a massive photo onto the front like many others do, its quiet simplicity speaks volumes.

A brief history of Photoshop which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary (thanks, star).

• Steve Pavlina delivers another thought provoking post in How to Order. In the article, he says “The universe you live in works very much like a popular restaurant. You go in, you decide what you want, you order it, you receive it, and you digest it. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to know how to order. Some are downright inept at it. They walk into this restaurant, behave like complete idiots, and they end up hungry and disappointed. Then they complain about the restaurant and post negative reviews online, despite the fact that the restaurant has received rave reviews from the most experienced food critics.”

Looking into the Past is a fascinating Flickr group that compares before and after images of places. “Images are made by finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken.”

• Freelancers, are your working hours jeapordizing your productivity?

• Lady Gaga’s rapid ascent to stardom has no doubt been helped by her penchant for using social media to her advantage. According to Why Lady Gaga is the Ultimate Social Climber, “Lady Gaga, with her army of nearly 2.8 million Twitter followers and more than 5.2 million Facebook fans, can move product. Since fall 2008, her digital-single sales have exceeded 20 million and her album sales hit 8 million, all at a time when no one under the age of 60 buys CDs anymore.”




Nixon Time Teller P Watch

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It must be Watch Week around here. On Monday, I was waxing poetic about Swatch and today, it’s Nixon!

Last month, I was standing around at Nemo when I looked down at one of the producer’s arms (Hi, Megan!) and noticed this watch. Quite dramatically, I reached for it and demanded to know where she got it. I was immediately drawn to the solid white exterior and frankly, the shape (which to me resembles a Swatch on steroids). The Time Teller P comes in a whopping 19 colors. I’ve been wearing the Nixon Chalet in black for the last two years and figured this stark white watch would be perfect for Spring. So far, so good.

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Readers: Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind?





Swatch Colour Codes and POP Magazine Collaboration

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A few months ago, I was contacted by POP Magazine and asked to participate in a special contest. Swatch, the iconic brand of watches that originally launched in 1983 (and have gone on to become the most successful wristwatch of all time) is going back to its roots by launching a series of monochromatic plastic watches called Colour Codes.

I immediately agreed to take part on POP’s behalf because I’ve been a huge Swatch fan since middle school (I think I still have the neon splashed version my mom bought me in the 7th grade around here somewhere). When Swatch came out with the Typically Square model featuring the Swiss flag, I wore it for three years straight.

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swatch watches pop magazine nubby twiglet

swatch watches pop magazine nubby twiglet

But, back to the brief. We were asked to create images of Swatch watches that focused on color co-ordination with clothes and surroundings and were given complete creative freedom.

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For the advertisement design, my brother and I each decided that since we each had drastically different styles, it would be fun to each take a shot at one. For mine (above), I went with a clean and classic Swiss-inspired poster feel since Swatch is Swiss-based and the Colour Codes collection is meant to go back to their roots.

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In contrast, my brother referenced 80′s Swatch ads with his design which tend to be very bold with contrasting themes and multi-angled designs. In the end, our submissions were tied amongst the POP art directors so they made a hybrid of the two which can be seen below. This is the version that went to print:

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Thanks to POP for inviting me to participate as well as Swatch for providing the watches and brief. I’d also like to thank my brother for art directing, styling and taking all of the photos. Oh…..and to our beloved bear rug for so kindly assisting!

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The POP issue featuring our ads should be arriving at newsstands worldwide right about now. You can view all of the Swatch Colour Codes entries on the Swatch website. Please vote for us under POP!

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What I Wore: 2.16.10 // Gray Day

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It’s been another one of those crazy busy deadline-inducing weeks but I managed to sneak away to the white room for five minutes to get some photos of my new Jeffrey Campbell Mary Roks wedges. Thanks to Joey for taking the photos. I am looking away in a few because in the middle of photo snapping, my brother surprised me by returning home from a trip to LA. He was touring stores and sitting in meetings for a reality show pitch and of course driving me insane by texting me things like “On the beach in Malibu” and “Sitting in the Standard Hotel lobby” all week. Whatevs. And with that, I am taking a mini blogging break for the rest of the week to get caught up on client work.


Headband, shirt and jacket, Forever 21
Knit vest, thrifted
Jeans, Kill City
Wedges, Jeffrey Campbell
Watch, Nixon

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