After my recent post on design and designer housewares I decided to do the same for clothing and accessories.
There are the high-end and the not-so-much, both are very cute. try to guess who's who, then at the bottom, test your guesses!
Chloe bag $1860 Nine West bag $54 Forever 21 $4.80 Marc by Marc Jacobs $68 Roberto Cavalli jacket $2753 Nordstrom BP jacket $68 Forever 21 earings $3.80 Betsy Johnson earings $35 Michael Kors sweater $995 Nordstrom BP sweater $38
Shopping in Seattle. It has most definitely grown over the years, but there is still room for improvement. My favorite boutique that is unique in filling a niche is Ian. Found between Downtown and Belltown on 2nd Avenue or in Fremont, Ian is first to carry modern individualist lines such as Bailey 44, Modern Amusement, and soon in the Downtown location there will be a large G-Star shop. Here are some pictures I took on a recent trip.Enjoy!
This store you walk by you say "oh cute" then you walk in you say "wow" there are so many pieces to look at. I stole a couple minutes with one of the lovely ladies to ask what separates them from other home design stores. She said that its open to the public, the fabrics are unique and they have fabulous finds. Some finds are too fabulous to be used together, tip: try mixing and matching pieces from your other favorite stores, clean and simple with boho eclectic. The store has vendors from all over the world, combining new and antique pieces, with a lot of custom work done by the store's designers. Jones is modern, chic, unique, eclectic, fun, and stylish packed in to one space. Next time you're in Seattle, stop by Great Jones Home and soak up some beauty.
I hope you feel the same about this downtown boutique!
I always enjoy a quick trip to Portland. Its only 2 1/2 hours away os its easy to go down for just a weekend. On my last trip there I was able to see the loft of two of the most fabulous people in the city. For years they gave each other gifts of art, a new painting, sculpture, so now their loft is an ever changing work of art. I took some pictures and here they are!
Entry - the door is down a small hall packed with art on the right
Are those twigs on the table? No, they're glass twigs wrapped with twine and thread (the red)
closer up on the living room area, behind the large plate on the wall is a small home office
A wider shot conecting the living to the entry, and you can almost see on the right edge, the more intimate living space the couple uses for quiet time together. (see the sea urchin sculpture? You can take it apart and put it back together in a different shape!)
Kitchen- if you couldn't tell. Very sleek, modern, and still cozy.
on the rooftop- they have a huge outdoor cooking area too! (and yes that is a glass crate)
it looks cool and they're benches for the seating on the roof, they also had two other styles of chairs, and a beautiful view of the city.