This year’s Dîner En Blanc in Portland was a real life fairy tale. A bit of history first; in 1988 the white dinner began as an impromptu picnic by one François Pasquier in France. Everyone invited by François wore white so that they could find each other at the park they agreed to meet at. Flash forward and today the dîner is held by committee parties across the globe. As the tradition continues here in Portland, this year’s merrymakers gathered downtown at the Custom’s House to eat, drink, and enjoy life. Everyone wore dazzling white dresses and attire – almost as if angels were brought to Earth for an evening
Last Friday, The Wild Feathers & Band of Horses put on a captivating and vivacious live show. Both bands showcased their raw talented and got groovy. The Wild Feathers satisfied the Southern charm we needed while Band of Horses played songs off their recently released project, Why Are You Ok.
The relatively new, Portland based brand, KOZHA NUMBERS, just released their latest collection, Crimson. While scrolling through the lookbook we felt it was the perfect balance of crimson hues; mixed with an edgy redhead model showcasing bags that you hope magically appear in your wardrobe.
KOZHA NUMBERS fundamentally pulls inspiration from the continuity of numbers & minimalistic elements. Founders Ilona Gerasimov & Lena Vasilenko believe in architecture, materials and form. And thank God for that because their products are an edge Portland needs to hang on to.
Rising Appalachia is best described like this: a grassroots, front-porch family band from the Appalachian region of Georgia, with grit from New Orleans to match, spiced with some Latina Americana and European traditional. Mix all that in with a social activism ethos and you get the badass soulful-sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song of Rising Appalachia. Proudly accompanied by double bassist and guitarist David Brown and percussionist Biko Casini.