Thursday, January 20, 2011

Store Wide Sale at Flutter Until Sunday

red sofa
To make room for all of the new furniture, clothing and other Spring additions arriving in February at  Flutter, we are  having a store-wide sale! This week until the end of this coming Sunday, January 23rd, everything in the store is 20% off! This includes furniture, such as this lovely red velvet lounging sofa and hand painted side table. If you have had your eye on something, now is the time? There are still a few great pieces of furniture and pretty home decor left in the shop, as well as clothing and accessories, so come in and get them before they vanish into other happy homes. 
purple tutu

All of the clothing and jewelry are included in the sale as well. I have been coveting this purple dancing dress for a while now, I think it belongs in my costume collection...

yard animals
Frocks galore on sale!
red clothing rack

pink clothing rack


pretty sparkles

burgundy velvet chair

I would love to curl up in this velvety chair and read all of the amazing books at Flutter one of these rainy afternoons, with King in my lap. I wonder if that's allowed?

post cards and photos

tiny chair and velveteen rabbit

bear chair

big horn sheep

animal heads and hats

burlesque vanity


Hurry in before everything flutter's out off the shelves!

{All photographs in this article by David Paglia Photography}

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Everything is Coming Up Rainbows for Spring 2011

While the weather outside is getting colder, here in the Pacific Northwest, the ladies of Flutter are hunting and gathering all kinds of amazing vintage clothing and treasures for the Spring season! The new collection will be archived and in the shop by early February. Stay tuned for more info for our blog readers, you heard it here first! To make room for all of the Spring goodies, everything in the shop is 20% off, including all books, toys, vintage clothing, and jewelry by Paper Treasure, SeaWorthy, Urchin and Brehan Todd.

Meanwhile, Iv'e been preparing for my own jewelry collection for Spring, adding bright beads and shells to my inventory, watching films, looking at a lot of images, compiling my inspiration. Now that Spring is solidified, I'm on to Fall 2011, which I'm so excited about!

I would love to share some of my favorite looks from the runway, that I found inspiring this season. Many of the looks seem as though they could have been styled by Flutter! There was an explosion of color and feminine silhouettes on the runway from so many designers. The fabrications were combined in interesting mixes of florals and geometrics. The perfect pants and the long flowy dress seem to be the staples the to have for the season. Here is a look at some ready to wear designs that channel the 60's again, with an extra burst of color, this time around.
Anna Sui back detail
Anna Sui Crochet Rainbow and Denim
D & G combined classic, casual sexy with a twist of cuteness, mixing florals, gingham and stripes.

D & G short skirt

D & G boots

D &G jumpsuit

Marc Jacobs was all glam feathers, sparkle, dramatic makeup and bold jewel tones.

Marc Jacobs purple pants

Marc Jacobs orange jumpsuit

marc jacobs red dress

One of my favorite designers of all time, Alberta Ferretti makes chiffon look like it's infused with clouds.

alberta ferretti skirt boho

Anna Sui, who often references the 1960's fashion styles has a creative interpretation this season.

anna sui blue dress

anna sui bright blue dress

anna sui black dress

Come in to Flutter and let one of the stylists help you put your runway look together from our amazing selection of vintage and handmade clothing and accessories.
See you soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Honey Kennedy is Like...

...Homemade Honey For the Soul

Happy New Year everyone! I'm back as a guest blogger for those who are new to the Flutter blog or haven't checked in recently. My name is Brehan Todd, I'm a designer and blogger in Portland, guest writing for Flutter. I'm so excited to continue sharing new ideas and inspiration this year.

When you hear the name Honey Kennedy many things could come to mind. A new band from Alberta? An exotic spa experience? A secret vacation island? It is a one stop resource for all of these things and more. Our good friend Jen McCabe has long been inspiring us with her amazing artistic sensibility and blogging skills for years. Most recently she has been focusing on her own blog, which is sweetly named after her Grandmother, who's memory of her growing up is a constant inspiration for the lovely McCabe.

Jen inspires us with her immaculate eye for all things amazing and unique. If I had to categorize the style represented by Honey Kennedy, which is quite difficult to do in a few words, a flood of descriptions come to mind immediately. Words like neo-preppy androgenic , European tweed, modern silhouettes, romantic forest moods, and impeccable taste. Whatever Jen is selecting from thousands of sources in art, architecture, music, fashion, film, decorating, jewelry, and even soap, she has a rare sense for things that are special.

When it comes to any topic Honey Kennedy hits it on the nail time and time again. We at Flutter and I personally would love to thank Jen McCabe and her vivid imagination for sharing a glimpse into your world each day.

Here are a few of my favorite things, pulled from Honey Kennedy in recent months,