GRUNGE for a Northwest Winter (we invented it for a reason...)

 ...the reason this season is the rain! here in the great mist green of the northwest we always need the layers, always needing boots and always needing a hood or a large scarf to pull over your head to keep those droplets off. But all of these challenges are no excuse to dress like a perma-hiker or a slob, Grunge takes effort or at least thought to how you put these elements together. Bad Ass and ready to conquer the slippery asphalt with a fierce style.
note: more pants!

It is now Grey

The angular style lines
 of these masculine cuts creates looks with a 
great street vibe and grunge rhythm.

 It is no coincidence that 
grunge style and culture was born of the North West. 
The dim lit sky and constant drizzle makes one moody and swathed with layers, 
femininity fades as you suit up in your masculine like armor all putting on a bad-ass front to battle the slick grey sidewalks that match the sky. 
All that said grey can be the most beautiful spectrum of in between-s
 (think tweed, perfect lines of black and white that trick the eye into seeing grey)
and drive us to our creative core.

take on grunge,
 just oozes with sex appeal. 
This photo tantalizes and blows my mind, 
a favorite!

New Neutral

This image (shown above) began my love affair with Valentio. His dresses are clean with the perfict balance of femmine with and edge. Build your wordrobe around one of these dresses and you can't go wrong.
Newtral: for a New Year.
After all the glittery tensile, red and green, the overall sensory overload, lets clean the plate with some wardrobe building neutrals. Chic in their simplicity. They also allow the wearer to be that much more creative with their wardrobe. It’s all about the versatility that can re-inspire you to wear what you all ready have in your closet.

Mood Board #6 Fall Wind Storm

Beautiful Faye as Bonnie                                           Mood Board #7 Fall Wind Storm                                                                                                                                As we feel the crispness in the air, the chilly breeze, we begin to put on layers. This can be such a wardrobe conundrum, to find the right combination with all our own rules. I personally don't want to wear a coat in till I have to, or skin jeans tucked into boots (Portlands staple in the rain) until the last second! These inspired looks are a modernized take on 40's style, with a layered, slightly unkempt look. I must call attention to the iconic film "Bonnie and Clyde". The fashion in this film is truly inspirational and speaks to a resurgence of this sweater girl style I see more and more on the street. Just look at the seductive Faye as Bonnie. Well, hipsters we now know where some of your looks originated!

mood board #3: Cutting Loose with Decorum

 Mood Board #3: Cutting Loose with Decorum
In this town were I reside (Portland, Or.) The first warming and sunny days seems signal women to step out of the house, quite suddenly, totally scantly clad. All pail flesh. This mood board is about the glory of a transition. These woman look cool and put together in lovely lose long pants, so breezy and so many playful colors. Give yourself the time to acclimate to the new weather, the new spring fever and the new style you adapt. It's never becoming to bare-all too soon.