Saturday, June 30, 2012

Last Thursday and the Friday Before

I mentioned in my Thursday post that I was going to Last Thursday.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a combination gallery walk/street fair that takes place on the last Thursday of every month.  It’s held on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland and it is, frankly, sort of insane but completely awesome.  It’s one of my absolute favorite things about Portland and we try to go every month during the summer.  Unfortunately, we missed May so June’s Last Thursday was our first. 

And it did not disappoint.  I really can’t explain it, so I’ll just show the pictures and let imagine the smells of Caribbean food, Hawaiian food, grilled corn on the cob, patchouli, sweat and sage.

There are street performers everywhere at Last Thursday, from DJs to vaudevillian circus acts to belly dancers to three-piece bands, like this one:

And snake charmers:

And stilt walkers:

There is also food everywhere, from restaurants to food carts; you can find almost anything you want to eat.  I wanted to eat cream puff swans and mustache cookies from Petite Provence:

Part of the fun of Last Thursday is definitely the people watching:

Even babies love Last Thursday

I'm pretty sure those hats are made of wood...

Head scarves and moon boots

But, my favorite part of this particular Last Thursday was this fire dancer:

 And these air squid:

I also wanted to share pictures from the 90s party Alex and I went to a week ago.  She went with Designing Women 90s, I went with grunge 90s:

Our Back Porch Cat, Jethro, just went as himself.

I hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend!


Shoko - Rue de Turenne - Paris

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    Shoko - Etudiante en Philosophie à la Sorbonne
    Rue de Turenne - Paris
    Photo by Easy Fashion Fred

Friday, June 29, 2012

Loose and Lazy Stripes

I was out rather late last night for Last Thursday (I’ll post pictures tomorrow) so I just wanted to be comfortable today.  Hence this rather loose and lazy (slatternly?) outfit:

I layered a loose, striped tee (Target) over a loose, striped maxi dress (Gap), added flats (Target), a multi-colored scarf (Nordstrom) and a silver cuff (thrifted).  It was like wearing stripe-y pajamas, which is just what I needed after a late night of tipsy tomfoolery.  Seriously, this is so cozy and comfortable; I’m definitely keeping all of these pieces in The Giants Closet.

Happy Friday, All!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Hat Trick Girl - FW - Paris

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    Hat Trick - FW - Paris
    Photo by easy Fashion Farid


At LW Show - FW - Paris

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    At LW Show - FW - Paris
    Photo by Easy fashion Fred

Simon - at Rick Owens - Paris

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    Simon Nygard - Model and Jewels Designer
    at Rick Owens Show
    Photo by Easy Fashion Fred

Shinsuke - FW - Paris

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    Shinsuke - Art Director - LVuitton - Fashion Week - Paris
    Check Shinsuke Web Site "here"
    Photo by Easy Fashion Fred

Nathalie - Rue Tiquetonne - Paris

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    Nathalie - Rue Tiquetonne - Paris 
    Student in Communication School
    Jacket by Zara
    Silk Shirt by Thierry Armand
    Jeans by Bershka
    Shoes by Minelli
    Scarf Belt by Zadig et Voltaire
    Bag by Best Mountain
    Photos by Easy Fashion Fred
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Pierre - Passage du Grand Cerf - Paris

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    Pierre - Passage du Grand Cerf - Paris
    Furniture 1960 design Gallerist
    Jacket and Pants vintage 70's customised
    Shoes by Church
    Bow Tie by Diesel
    Silk Scarf and Shirt no data
    Socks by Burlington
    Photos by Easy Fashion Fred
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Spring Summer 2013 - FW - Paris

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    Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 - Vuitton - Paris
    Photo by Easy Fashion Fred

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Busy Day, Busy Dress

I gave up on my separates-wearing today and went with a dress:

I love how easy dresses are; which is why I think I have so many.  Anything that requires a minimum of effort on my part will always find a home in my closet.  I mean, it’s just a dress (vintage), flats (Target), a belt (Gap) and a bracelet (vintage).  Does it get any easier than that?

And I definitely needed easy today.   I’m getting off early today for Last Thursday (so excited!!!) so I have to rush to get stuff done at work.  It’s a busy day and not only is my dress easy, it’s appropriately busy.  But, I like this print, both the busy-ness and the colors.  I’m a big fan of bright floral prints, but I think those with deeper tones are easier to style year-round.  I’m already looking forward to wearing this dress with riding boots and tights this fall.

Happy Thursday, Everyone!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strange Happenings in the Land of Nosh Opping

I found these pants in my closet the other day.  Found.  Not rediscovered, not finally remembered, found:

Matiko 'Ella' Wedges

I literally have no idea where they came from.  I mean, the tag says “Gap” but I have absolutely no idea how they got from the Gap to the Giants Closet.  I found them in a tiny, blink-and-you’ll-miss it village called Pantslandia.  They were hanging out with the other pants of the village, but while I remember purchasing all of the other pants (including some from 4 years ago!); I don’t remember buying these pants.  (Or receiving them as a gift; which would be weird but would at least explain where they came from).  

After I got over my surprise in finding these in Pantslandia, I decided to wear them.  I paired the pants (Gap) with a black and white striped tee (Old Navy), black belt (Nine West via Ross),  Matiko wedges (via Ideeli) and my apple pendant (Ally Hoot Vintage).  Sure it’s a lot of neutrals but I liked it.  And I like these pants.  However they made their way to Pantslandia, I think that they’ll stay.

Which is great news because I'm pretty sure my blogger friend Tia is writing a musical about pants and I've begged for a part.  Or, failing that, I have it on good authority, from my other blogger friend Kish that “So You Think You Can Pants” is totally a possibility for Fox next summer.  Both excellent reasons to have pants in ones closet, right?

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!


Elle & British embassy ...

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                                                                                                dress: Software (Dragana Ognjenovic),
                                                                                                shoes: bershka,
                                                                                                clutch: mona,
                                                                                                earrings: gift,
                                                                                                ring: non branded,
                                                                                       ph.thanks to Branislava (Divine  world of fashion)

                                                                                                      ph. me

Yesterday, my blogger girls and I were at a reception at the beautiful residence of British embassy. Our hosts for that night were her Majesty`s Ambassador Michael Davenport and Elle (Serbia issue) magazine. For the first time the whole issue of Elle is dedicated to one country - Great Britain. We also had chance to see the premier of "I married a Serb" movie (author and director: Anberin Pasha) , which is a story about five women from Britain, who where married for love and moved to Serbia. Very touching story with a great dose of British sense of humor.
More than great evening, that`s for sure, thanks to Elle&British embassy!

I was wearing a gorgeous Software dress (from our famous designer Dragana Ognjenovic -you can see the green version from the runway here) which is a part of her new collection for this summer! Matched with silver high heels, little bit of jewelry and lightly picked up hair, i was ready in a snap! ;)
Hope you will like it!