Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Emma Nauman, 6th and Pike, Seattle, WA

Emma's look 
Sunglasses-Ray Bans
Trenchcoat-vintage, purchased at Indian Summer
lace button up shirt-vintage
floral skirt-vintage
tassel flats- vintage, purchased at Red Light Vintage

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Inside Jewelry Designer Joanne Sugura's Studio

Joanne Sugura of Pariscope Studios, invites me into her work space. She showcases some of her recent work which includes necklaces with adjustable zippers and plymouth, wire/mesh netting, and old book pages. A lot of the materials Joanne uses are from Paris and all other parts of the world. I found her pieces to be truly unique and innovative in jewelry design. 

Featured above are pieces of an antique ivory retractable tape measurer holder. It broke and turned into all these beautiful things. 

What's been your proudest moment in the past year?
good feed back, encouragement, and sales for Pariscope Studios. Also recently making connections with boutique owners that are taking a chance on us and really understand our work. That makes me proud.

Can you tell me a little more about Pariscope? 
It was formed in January of this year with my friend and colleague, Elena Korakianitou. We rely on the old japanese philosophy Wabi-Sabi which means the appreciation of discarded and decayed (bones, broken things, pages of old books) and giving it a renewal and then incorporate into something new.

Have you always had an interest in jewelry design?
I received a BA in sculpture at Portland State and went on to get my MFA at Pratt Institute in NYC where I met my husband. About two years ago, Elena asked if I'd help her get ready for a show and it went really well so that sparked the collaboration. 

What influences your jewelry?
diversity of materials, antique tapestry, rubber gaskets, and found objects

What and/or who are your fashion influences?
I tend to like things that look like dancers might have worn. Architecture is also a big influence of mine. For people I would say, Coco Chanel (because she liberated women in terms of clothing), Sonia Wrinkle, and Rodarte.

What are some of your fashion faux pas?
unflattering short shorts and sundresses with cowboy boots

What are a few things you never leave the house without?
lipstick and bottled water

What's your vice?
I don't think I have any because I love everything I do; social, art, film etc. I think if you love so much about life you can't make a category of vice. 

What's your most valuable possession?
My Mom's wedding ring

What's a value you highly admire in a man?
intelligence and sense of humor

What's a value you highly admire in a woman?
intelligence, joie de vie, and compassion.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


                                     Pamela Davis, Pine & Belmont, Seattle, WA.

I spotted Pamela outside Stumptown Coffee on Pine and was instantly drawn toward her leather ankle heel boots. I also really enjoyed her cropped sweater and earrings (which she made!).

Friday, September 16, 2011

An Afternoon with Christine Tran

Christine Tran, 16th and Madison, Seattle, WA

If you could be anywhere, where would you be?
Croatia or having breakfast with my boyfriend on his moms deck in Indianola.

What's your vice?
French fries

What's your dream occupation?
to be Sally Mann

What/Who inspires your personal style?
Lynn Yeager and old ladies who look crazy

What designers are you following?
Rachel Comey, APC, Acne, & Erin Considine

What's a fashion faux pas of yours?
Worrying about matching and overly worrying about being on trend

What's on your personal soundtrack?
mix of songs that consist of mark ronson, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Hall & Oates, and Lykke Li

Do you have a favorite hangout spot in the city?
Volunteer Park for sandwich picnics or Rock Box during happy hour.

What are you looking forward to this fall?
starting a new job, obtaining new sweaters, and eating soup (for breakfast). 

What's currently your life mantra?
I have two: one is everything takes longer than you think it's going to and the second is everything is harder than you think it is. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Colin Decarufel, Seattle, WA.

Colin has a very simple and sleek look. The ray bans, button up, rolled khakis, and mens loafers are always a classic look and a great outfit for this time of the year.