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Events, Designer Spotlight

Field Day Pop Up!

We've been a fan of Field Day apparel for a long time. One of Amelia's favorite dresses from Field Day was once black and has been so well loved and worn that its now a soft gray (but still going strong!) We're so pleased to welcome designer, founder, and powerhouse, Trinity, to the shop for a one day only pop up. She'll be bringing a selection of one of a kind sheet dresses and summery halter versions of the sheet dress as well as restocking our in-store favorites. 

Come say hello, get a chance to own an original one of a kind dress, and have some snacks with us! 

Wednesday June 28. //  3:00-6:00pm

New Arrivals

New Arrivals!

Lots of new jewelry and fall clothing has been arriving everyday! Here's a peek at just a few:

Ten 2 Midnight Studios, locally made by Liane Crigler, is rich with raw crystals, polished gemstones, hand applied textures, and a range of sizes from statement to minimal. We've got even more in-store than online. (Hoping to get more products put up soon!)

We've got new dresses and tunics in from Hubris Apparel - all sizes XS - XX! The Phoebe is one of her classic, most flattering designs and we love this cheerful rose print! 

From our house line we've brought back the popular Snuggle Cocoon Sweater pattern and made it in a soft, cozy evergreen and black melange. We've also debuted a new wardrobe staple - the black pencil skirt. Soft, opaque black jersey with enough weight to wear year round. 

Jax Kelly has expanded their earring selection and we've got some new additions that are just the best! Now offering a silver version of their gold dipped gemstone studs, several new turquoise designs, and the gleaming pink mussel shell studs that we know you'll never want to take off. We're also fully restocked on their crystal candles in 4oz and 9oz - just in time for gift giving season. The new Moonstone Candle with a fresh floral scent is our in-shop favorite. 

New Arrivals

New Arrivals & Coming Soon

Fall is truly here (in Portland anyway) and we've got some great new arrivals to celebrate! More is on the way, so keep your eyes peeled for new Hubris Apparel, Loco Lindo, and Field Day coming soon. 


Karina Dresses is a new line for the shop and we are very excited to welcome their flattering, easy fit dresses to our shop. XS-XX, prices around $100, and wrinkle free!

The Matty Tunic from Curator has been here for a bit, but kept selling out before we could get the word out! Restocked in dusty green and black, of course. Center pleat, cuffable sleeves, and pockets!

Niki Biki leggings are a staple year round, but this time of year we love to wear the full length, high waisted version. The wide banded waist feels snug and adds warmth!

While this chambray wrap dress looks summery here, it is an excellent year round dress. The fabric has a nice weight and the it is just begging to be layered with tights and a cardigan. 


Coming soon sneak peek! 

Herbal Brigid Dress from Field Day (from Field Day's fall/Winter Lookbook)

Field Day's new Bias Dress (from Field Day's fall/Winter Lookbook)

New Arrivals

New Arrivals and Restocks!

Our new shipment from Field Day has all our favorites, both new and restocked.

The Denim Penny Jumper is ready to be the dress you want to wear everyday. Crisp denim with just the right amount of stretch, three pockets big enough for your essentials, and the sweetest stamped Penny button rivets. 

The Olive Wrap Dress is back! These sold out within a week last time, so we got a few more. If you had your eye on one, we'd recommend coming in sooner than later. And of course the classic staple, the Black Sheet Dress is back in all sizes XS-XXL. 

Oh - and those Criss Cross bras you loved? We've got them in burgundy as well as black now. Plus a new, net style bralette. So stretchy and comfy while also adding some spice!

New Arrivals

New Arrivals!

New Una! If you've never tried on an Una dress you should change that right away. The careful detailing, excellent quality fabrics, and versatile fit have made her one of our favorite lines to carry. 

Studio pic from Susan at UNA. Hot off the machines! (Sizes XS-L, prices range from $158 to $178.)

I have been waiting for this dress to arrive since I first saw the sample. Rita from Hubris has once again made a dress I want to wear everyday. This one is a textured, raw silk with deep (yet still flattering) pockets, and of course it is black. Expect to see me in this a lot. 

New Arrivals

New Arrivals!

New new new! We are totally in love with the new JaxKelly jewelry and the spring selection from Curator. 

New from Curator: Piper in navy ($142), Lillian in denim ($165), and The Classic in black ($142)

New Arrivals

New Arrivals!

The first shipments of spring clothing are starting to roll in! Local favorite Lizz Basinger just brought some deliciously soft, easy and flattering dresses - you've got to see the detailed dart work in person!  To top it off, both are made with organic bamboo fabric. 

Top: Striped Double V Dress with swinging A-line skirt and pockets because you know we love the.  $159

Bottom: Bent Dart Date Dress in blackest black with a sexy cutout. $149

Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Amelia

While most of you probably have something of an idea about our house line Amelia and the namesake shop owner, we decided to go ahead and interview our own in-house designer Amelia Blakeman. 

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How did you come to be a designer/maker? 

I've always made things, even as a kid I was making tiny creatures out of oven bake clay, trying to weave together pine needles to make the best roof for my miniature lean-to, and sewing rudimentary people shaped stuffed animals with my Grandma.

My first consistent foray into apparel started when I was 17. I learned to screen print at a workshop during this feminist festival in Denver, where I grew up, and then I wanted to print on everything. The number of shirts and bags and dresses I put anatomical hearts and obscure sea life on is kind of mind boggling. I kept on with the printing for a handful of years and eventually started selling my work at craft shows like the original Crafty Wonderland back at the Doug Fir. 

As you do, I got older and my style changed and suddenly I didn't really wear t-shirts anymore and I wanted to make clothing I would actually wear. Thus began the era of dress making. 

Where do you find inspiration? Do you have a method or process of finding inspiration?

I find inspiration in all kinds of random places: movie wardrobes, an intriguing part of some thrifted clothing, or even just a need I see in my own wardrobe. Often times I'll end up just sketching a thousand different ideas and seeing how they evolve.  

Sometimes I like to design without the shop in mind. Its wonderful to refresh my creativity by creating something based on non-clothing subjects like a good mineral specimen, a perfume I'm really attracted to, or an interesting animal. 

What's your favorite thing you've created so far? 

This is a hard question! I'm currently really into the dramatic caftans I've been making and am just finishing up a new type of wrap dress that I think is going to be awesome. The Starlet dress was one of my first dresses and it's remained a classic that I turn to again and again. 

Coco Madrid in the Some Velvet Morning Caftan - coming soon in 2016

Hailey in the original Starlet Sparkler dress. 

Hailey in the original Starlet Sparkler dress. 

Do you have any plans for where your line is going in the future? Any special projects in the works?

In the future I hope my line continues to grow and develop organically the way it has been. I'd love to get my work out into other stores in the world again, but for now I'm more than content with my own little corner of the empire over here on Alberta. 

What are your other passions or projects in life?

I'm really into my pets (as anybody who has Instagram or has met me will know). I get so much joy from hanging out with them. I enjoy reading a lot, doing creative projects with friends (oh, you're turning your house into a swamp for Halloween? I'll make some paper mache monsters,) and trying out new projects. My most recent experiments have been small clay sculptures, biscuit quilting, and aquarium gardening. 

 Is there anything you'd like to add? 

I am so grateful that I'm able to be doing this. It's thanks to all of our wonderful customers, supportive friends, family, and my great team! I hope to be able to keep making dresses and getting them onto people's bodies for years and years to come. 

Amelia and Bambi headed to work.

Amelia and Bambi headed to work.