general adventures in craftiness

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sad News

Olio United sent out an email yesterday notifying people that their storefront is closing. However, there will still be an online shop. I loved this store. They had a well edited selection of unique clothing and accessories. Get more information from this article.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dress for Spring

This dress is from A Fortes Design by Janessa Bautista, a local independent designer who recently moved to PDX from New York. It's made from hemp silk and I love the simple lines and clever gathering at the neck and waist. I dig the on seam slit pockets too with the button closure and contrasting fabric. This dress is from the fall/winter 08 collection and was at a sample sale at Olio United last weekend. I was lucky enough to purchase the last one! I can't wait to wear it when we get some warmer weather again.

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