Monday, May 30, 2011

An Afternoon with Whitney Hinshaw

Whitney Hinshaw. Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA.

What inspires the way you dress?
Random people. I don't really follow designers or anyone in particular.

What's your fashion faux pas?
Those weird individual toe shoes and also skirts with leggings.

What are a few things you never leave the house without?
eyeliner, a copy of the new yorker, and a bottle opener.

What's your most valuable possession?
My grandmother's ring

Who's someone you admire?
Debra Treisman, the fiction editor at the New Yorker. She has my dream job and she is the first woman fiction editor at the New Yorker.

What's your vice?
Whiskey and cheese

What's on your personal soundtrack?
Woodsman, Arthur Russell, the weeknd, and light asylum.

What's the last book you read?
A collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?

Quality you like most in a man?
The ability to parallel park

Quality you like most in a woman?

What's your favorite past time?
swimming in the sun. Also biking, reading, napping, and eating in the sun.

How do you typically spend a sunday?
watching the game with a good cup of coffee, a big breakfast, and the crossword.

What's your favorite breakfast meal?
I eat eggs and bacon almost every day, and bloody marys when appropriate. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dress like a Gentleman

I found some photos of my grandfather before he moved out to Seattle and when he was still living and working in Montana. The photos below are of when my grandfather was in high school and college.

My grandfather, Otto Riefflin. 

My grandfather (on the left) outside his brothers pharmacy in Superior, Montana

Emil Riefflin, my grandfather's brother.

Otto and a LaSalle

My grandfather and his SAE fraternity brothers at a University of Montana Keg

I am always drawn to nautical style maybe theres a sailor in my genes! 

 And this is my Grandfather today still a dapper fellow, with his little buddy, Holly. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Catching up with Ifrah

What are summer trends you'll be rocking this season?
Pastel shorts and floral/sheer palazzo pants and anything maxi

What is inspiring your 2011 spring/summer looks?
I adore what fellow Somali ladies behind the lovely brand Mataano (which means 'Twins' in Somali) are doing. Their SS11 collection is pretty spot on. I'm also inspired by classic feminine pieces, the early 70s, young Cher, white dresses, ladies in fiction, and everything everyone wears in the film Broadway Melody of 1940.

What's your dream color palette?

How do you typically spend a friday night?
My friday nights are usually spent dining out and/or cuddling by the record player to a good vinyl record. On occasion I have been known to go to a function of sorts.

What's something you never leave the house without?
I never leave the house without (my) soul.

Do you have any plans you're looking forward to this summer?
Living in San Francisco with my boyfriend. I'll be interning for law and civil rights. 

What is a fashion faux pas of yours?
One fashion faux pas that I see committed a lot is the wearing of UGG boots. They are ghastly; I have no clue how they ever became popular. Two fashion faux pas that I also cannot stand are when men look sloppy and also when women look the opposite of classy. I try not to commit any of the fashion faux pas I've listed above.

What's on your spring soundtrack?
So much fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, and Tchaikovsky.

What were your thoughts on the Royal Wedding?
Loved the dress! I totally called Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Mackenzie & George

Mackenzie & George outside Stumptown Coffee on 12th.  Check out Mackenzie's online vintage store: KVBazaar.