Monthly Archives: October 2011

What I Wore: 9.13.11 // One Dress, Two Girls

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nubby bianca new york


I’ve known Bianca since 2003 and in that time, we’ve shared a lot including a penchant for the same sartorial choices. One of my favorite moments with Bianca was the day we became The Wondertwins in 2005. We were running through New York’s Chinatown in some wacky sunglasses we’d just bought when a guy stopped us and asked, “Are you two sisters?” If you know us, we don’t exactly look alike. But, we played it up and responded with, “No, we’re twins!”


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Though we might not actually be twins, we do own the same dress. This H&M creation with oddly peaked shoulders is always party-ready. Here, we wanted to demonstrate how we would each wear and style the same article of clothing. Enjoy!


nubby bianca new york

nubby bianca new york

nubby bianca new york


Back-to-school portraits, anyone?!


nubby bianca new york


Bianca is wearing the Back Off by Jeffrey Campbell. All I have to say is FIERCE.


nubby bianca new york

nubby bianca new york

nubby bianca new york

nubby bianca new york


I Wore:

Dress, H&M
Tights, H&M
Wedges, Cheap Monday
Mouse Ears, Disneyland
Belt, Zana Bayne Leather


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Wondertwins forever. Much love to Bianca for this shoot idea! You can catch her daily outfits here.


The Week In Pictures: 10.21.11

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week in pictures


Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Such inspiring stories about a truly inspiring man in this issue.



week in pictures



week in pictures


week in pictures


On Thursday night, my friend Amelia Arsenic and her band Angelspit made a tour stop in Portland at The Hawthorne Theater. It was an all-ages show so I was in a sea of 16 year olds (probably for the first time since I was 16). Angelspit always gives it their all and afterwards, we caught up in the bar next door which just happened to be hosting a karaoke night. Amelia (who lives in London) got to experience a full-on Portlandia-style moment when a guy with dreads, sporting a pink suit gave a stunning performance of Alanis Morissette’s You Oughta Know, even jumping up on chairs. That was followed up by two hippies doing a spot-on performance of Straight Outta Compton.



week in pictures


week in pictures


week in pictures


I am a huge fan of architecture firm Skylab and when I heard that they’d designed Solestruck’s new flagship store downtown, I had to see it for myself. I took my whole family to the grand opening Saturday night (including my dad) and the place was packed. My photos don’t do the space justice at all. If you’re passing through Portland, this is a must-see.



week in pictures


I’m not a big perfume person, but this week I discovered Tokyo Milk. The smells are different from everything else out there — I picked up Tainted Love which is a combination of dark vanilla bean, orchid, white tea and sandalwood and have been wearing it nonstop since.



week in pictures


Just hanging out in front of a bar called The Trap (seriously) in my hood over the weekend. I can’t stop laughing when I hear of people compulsively gambling there…really?!! The name says it all. Have a great weekend!


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Link Love: 10.20.11

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link love


Image: Irving Penn for Vogue, 2005.


• My favorite link of the week: Handlettered logos from defunct department stores.

• 10 surefire ways to overcome blogging procrastination.

• Six months and 50 grand later, this is the Portland Art Museum’s new logo. Thoughts?

• I really wish that I was having a Pantone Christmas.

• Have you ever heard of spite houses? If you have an ongoing feud with your neighbors, you have to read this!

• Forgotten web browsers of the early 90s!

• 65 ways to drive traffic to your blog.

• Are you still in need of some Halloween costume ideas? Kimberly from Wildfox has got you covered!

• Perfect for Fall and so easy. Homemade oatmeal 9 ways!

• Just ignore the haters.

• Flickr has rounded up some gorgeous photos of Antarctica.

• The Do’s and Don’ts of infographic design.

• I keep hearing about Solo Project Management software. And it’s so beautifully designed that maybe more designers would stick with it!


Introducing My Cross To Bear

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Dark Truth, 9 x 9 inches
collage and resin on ceramic red cross


This December, my first solo show in three years, My Cross To Bear will be hosted at Sequential Art Gallery in Portland. Some people have been asking me why I’m doing art again. The simple answer is that I like a challenge. When you sit behind a computer all day, you you can hit a few keys and undo your mistakes. When you’re collaging and pouring resin, if you make a mistake, you have to step back and start over. Working in a different medium forces you to think in a completely different way. I love switching up my routine and facing a new challenge. More information about this 15 piece series will be following very soon. In the meantime, I’d like to share my first two pieces with you. Both are ceramic red crosses and feature collages that are coated in resin.


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The Arch, 9 x 9 inches
collage and resin on ceramic red cross