Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Portland+Sun+La La Laurie=Super Duper Busy Flutter!

What a perfect day we had in Portland for the La La Laurie trunk show...the sun was gloriously shining and so many folks were out. Everywhere you looked people were smiling and enjoying the day at Flutter. Rizzo was chasing the leash of a visiting little dog all around the store. Violet, a little girl visiting from Seattle, was chasing Rizzo. Yma Sumac, the ultimate sunshine music, was playing and Laurie's beautiful paper flower boutonnieres, corsages and bouquets made the day even more special. It was such a special treat to collaborate with old friends....what fun we had and here's a few images Craig and Laurie snapped of the day!

Monday, April 6, 2009


I love the expression "spring has sprung". It is so onomotopoeia, so bouncy. Plus I love improper use of the past-tense, like the classic "yeah, i never did that before, i just wung it". SPRING HAS SPRUNG and i am sporting the spring uniform, distinguished by what it DOESN'T involve: no socks, no scarf, no tights, no beanie, no sweater. it's liberating. I came home and saw my roommate's laundry fluttering in the breeze on the line, a row of dresses.
Last week at Flutter I made a date with my friends to come in and take victorian-style photos to put in the locket they got for their ma last month, a genius mother's day gift idea I thought. I styled their hair up into puffy buns and used the venetian armoire as a backdrop, I can't wait to see how they turn out. I guess the light must have been perfect for pictures, because there were a few other people in the store with huge, fancy cameras. I guess they had been strolling Mississippi taking pictures and wandered into Flutter. The store is a kind of curious photographer's paradise, sometimes I feel like a ringmaster or tour guide-"did you notice the stuffed goose? ..and over here we have the finch cage." It's not uncommon for us to show up in the pages of a fancy rag, as well as someone's travel photo album. Cindy sent me a link to an Oregon Live article featuring our Rizzo, looking especially adorable. Flutter made it into theLondon Observer too; read this article if you have ever wondered what kind of impression Portland makes on Brits. Spoiler alert: they love us. Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to stroll in the perfect sunlight.