Photography: Christy Cassano-Meyer
Hair/Makeup: Kassandra Sommerville
Model: Amy Long (Muse Models)
We were just thrilled to see a few Victory favorites paired up with Anna Joyce Designs amazing collection of dotted totes and clutches for a Spring shoot!
(Photos by Lisa Warninger)
Flowers are thinking of blooming, the sun is peeking out and spring items are starting to roll into the shop! For Spring we are stoked to be bringing in new styles from Bridge & Burn, Penfield, Courtshop and apothecary items from Izola! Keep an eye on the shop for new arrivals and re-stocks (hint: many of our favorite Izola and Love Nail Tree products are already back in stock.) Here's a little peek at some of the awesome items that will be showing up in-store and online oh-so-soon:
1. Balsam Fir Incense from Izola // Keep your home smelling like a christmas tree all year round. There is no way that can fail. Also look for new dopp kits, stationary and soaps from our favorite apothecary brand available now in-store and soon online.
2. The Bag For Life Tote from Swedish Hasbeens // The perfect, simple natural leather tote bag. No bells, no whistles, just gorgeous leather that you can beat up for a lifetime.
3. Dopp Kit by Izola // It's canvas and lined with PVC so my leaky shampoo doesn't coat all my makeup as it's tossed around the airplane? Deal! This is the ultimate travel bag and I'll take two, please.
4. Super High Clogs in mint by Swedish Hasbeens // The most classic clog in the most deliciously modern color. It's a match made in heaven! Also, look out for super cute, natural leather sandals making an appearance shortly.
5. Color Block Watch by Cold Picnic // A new smaller face in black with natural straps makes this update very exciting. Now available in-store and coming soon online.
6. Kasson Jacket by Penfield // We are so excited to be bringing Penfield into the Victory family by picking up a few classics, including the Kasson jacket in the best kelly green around. Keep an eye out for great button-ups in chambray and, of course, polka dot.
1. OMG Boardwalk Empire. Not only is it a period drama set in Prohibition Era Jersey City, but it's some of the best writing and acting on TV! This season, somehow, was even better than last season. If you watch it, good job. If not, DO IT. Michael Pitt is a dreamboat and who doesn't love flappers?
2. This editorial from Portland's own Kinfolk. Really nailed it, like usual. Love it.
3. This hand painted K&R Ceramic Eye Pot (as suggested by I'm Revolting).
4. Leather loafers and lace! This is also a really good way to keep your toes warm while trying to look pretty. Most shoes are not down with that. (via theyardpdx.tumblr.com)
5. Ball caps for the ladies! If I've said it once I've said it a million times. (via wethepeoplestyle.com)
6. Contrasting collars! Whether it's a Woolrich barn coat or a waxed Barbour Bedale, I love a good corduroy or leather contrasting jacket collar. (via localmilk.tumblr.com)
Supply Pouch: $28.00 / Young Ball Cap: $25.00 / May You Never Flask: $25.00 / Stripe Tote Bag: $24.00
We just added several new items to the shop, most under $50! Great knit hats from Columbia Knit, jewels from Love Nail Tree and canvas bags from Baggu. Perfect for sisters, best friends or a little something for yourself...we won't tell. Click here to shop!
1. Zachary Quinto in American Horror Story: Asylum. I loved him in the first season and was so stoked to see him get a leading role this time around. If you don't watch it already, do yourself a favor and catch up. It's campy, over-the-top, fantastic and has Joseph Fiennes as a priest.
2. Not-so-store-bought wreathes. I want a beautiful wreath that is fresh, natural and maybe even home made (If I had the time.) This wreath from Terrain retails for a cool $188, but hey, it's Christmas!
3. This Audrey Horne print wallpaper print from JTO. So good. Enough said.
4. This recipe for Lavender Almond cake from Trotski & Ash. A slice of this and a mug of hot chocolate when it's cold out? Done.
5. I love the detail of this micro floral shirt with its sweet peter pan collar. Matched with a mustard sweater and grey wool coat, it's perfection. (Photo by Kate Miss.)
6. Shamelessly plugging Izola's Apothecary oatmeal bar soap. It looks great, it works great. We love it, and you'll love it too. Available online and in-store.
Mixing in sneakers, brogues, tailoring, brimmed hats and button-ups to make a style
that is strictly for the ladies. Winter? We got this.
1. Jalouse May 2012 / 2. Girl Meet City Tumblr / 3. Unknown / 4. Random Alexa Chung
Oregon weather is really good at giving us little teases of sunny (and nearly warm) days, only then to follow it up with a few weeks of solid rain. I write this now on 'day one' of Rain-vember. (Not to be confused with Rain-cember and Rain-uary.) For me this means keeping warm, dry, comfortable and entertained. My six picks for today are the key pieces I need to survive the season:
1. In the last few days I picked up The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. It delves deep into the cause of the consistant cholera outbreaks in Victorian London. Sounds like it could be a snore, but it's actually very riveting! This is definitely for history buffs, Anglophiles and the slightly morbid. So, you know, I love it.
2. The Young cap from Coal is easily the best ball cap I have seen in ages. The short brim makes it great for ladies to mix into the wardrobe, and the all wool body is *so* warm and cozy. These are available in-store now and will be up on the Victory site shortly!
3. As a connoisseur of gigantic bags I was thrilled to see Baggu step into the huge-tote ring. These massive canvas carry-alls have an industrial zipper than can hold any amount of creative packing. These too will be up on the site shortly, but are available in-store now.
4. Bridge & Burn's Sabine dress wins my approval for best 'easy piece'. I wear mine over a sleeveless button-up, then I throw on a big sweater. Come Spring, I only need leather sandals to keep the dream alive. This dress is available on-line and in-store now.
5. Camp stools! Not gonna lie, I have a wee collection. They are so versatile and easy to pack around! The one pictured is a random vintage version, but I am very partial to Wood & Faulk's take on the concept. You too could set up camp in any room of the house!
6. Good tea is hard to find, unless you live in Portland. We have many aspiring Teamakers, a favorite among them being Steven Smith. As a born and raised Peppermint Farmer's daughter it does take a fine sachet to sway me, but their peppermint tea is fantastic (and addictive.)