Closet Visit: Justin Morris

Man about town and Wieden+Kennedy designer Justin Morris had us over to his Southwest apartment. We have admired Justin’s cool guy style for sometime, always willing to mix patterns, textures and not afraid of gold Dr. Martens. He is hilarious, always willing to add a little satire to any conversation and is the first to find the humor in just about anything. We got pretty playful on this visit, one of the outfits that he got cozy in was a fully knit sweater and pants knit by his mother as a Christmas gift - paired with a fresh pair of Jordans, very comfy. He climbed his fire escape in what he calls his "R&B Lady Killer outfit" White linen tunic, baggy Kapitol pants and wheat Timberlands, perfect for that music video on the beach. This is also the time that I should mention the candy Timberlands casually laying around his apartment that he recently made for his latest gallery show Intramural.  Also laying around was a comically large gold chain (the kind that you tow a car with) Justin accessorized with on his patio while wearing a black and white health gothy getup. We wrapped the shoot outside and enjoyed some fresh fall weather and he blended right in with his outfit strictly in Thanksgiving tones. What I am getting at is things got fun and weird with Justin and we liked it! Make sure to check out the photos with Justin and his interview below!

1. Who is your style influenced by?

Boys meets World, those kids in "The Red Balloon", South African Barbershop signs, Carver from "The Weekenders", "Juice"

2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?

Goodwill, Machus, Table of Contents, William Temple

3. Describe your style!

A mashup of whatever I want. A lot of it is humorous, wearable puns i call them (I've never actually said that) . 

Not much of it is taken seriously

4. What is your fall must have?

Olive Jackets, Warm pants

5. 5 things you can’t live without?

Im pretty adaptable but some things that make life easier are:

Phone, Adobe Illustrator, Leisure wear, Netflix, Cash

7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?

If it doesn't make me laugh a little bit I don't put it on.

8. Tell us two truths and a lie!

I quit my job as a pharmacist to become a designer

I used to be a semi big name in the London Krump scene

The first two are both lies

9. What is the best thing about your job?

People seem to trust my taste and opinions. I'm able to translate my interests into sellable client work.

10. Any shopping advice you have?

Do you. Buy what you like.

Closet Visit: Sea + Pattern

Britt Campagna is a fashion and life style blogger based in Portland. Her blog Sea & Pattern is beautifully curated and the perfect reflection of Britt's personal style. Her aesthetic is minimal focusing on simple silhouettes, off body draping and interesting structures. Her go to brands include Comme des Garcons, Black Crane, Rachel Comey and Acne Studios.  We hung out with Brit at her adorable Northwest apartment, where clothes and shoes tastefully accessorized each room. Then headed Northeast to her boyfriends recording studio where Britt  also has an awesome studio space. That she styles and paints out of, the space is perfectly minimal and gets great light, a very Sea & Pattern space. Enjoy the photos and interview with the very sweet and talented Britt! 

1. Who is your style influenced by?

Minimalist and Japanese silhouettes.

2. Favorite Places to shop in Portland?

Steven Alan for jewelry, Machus for soft uni-sex t-shirts, and Palace for that perfect vintage piece. I can’t forget about my book obsession which means I stop in  at Nationale and Ampersand on a monthly basis.

3. Describe your style:

Simple and Discreet. Comfortable and Modern.  Feminine with a hint of masculinity.

4. What is your fall must have?

Oversized Wool Coats and High-Top Sneakers.

5. 5 things you can’t live without?

1. My Iphone 6

2. Music

3. Gold and diamond ring my dad designed for my mom

4. Almond milk lattes

5. My friends

6. 3 Favorite Items in your closet?

1. Veda Black Leather Vest

2. All my Black Crane pieces. (Can’t choose one!)

3. Martiniano Nude Flats

7. How do you choose what you’re wearing in the morning?

 I tend to ‘Outfit Repeat’!

8. Tell us 2 truths and a lie?

I graduated with a major in Painting, I love listening to early 2000s indie-rock, I hate spending money on food.

9. What is the best thing about your job?

A: While working for Aritzia I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the most amazing woman who have also become some of my closest friends. It’s been great being in an environment where I am able to share my passion for clothing/styling with like-minded people. Another one of the best things is being able to help woman feel comfortable and confident with what they’re wearing.

10. Any shopping advice you have?

Keep it simple. Buying quality pieces to mix and match will get you a long way.

Closet Visit: Cassondra Pittz + Julianne Malone

Julianne Malone and Cassondra Pittz are roommates that are so sisterly with out being sisters (they even have matching tattoos) so funny separately but gut busting together.  Oh and I should mention they are the cutest and the most fun dressed girls we know! Their southeast diggs used to be a privatized crazy house - a very fitting dwelling for the pair. We spent a morning enjoying a breakfast of champions with them, also known as coffee and mimosas. They are notorious rule breakers escaping on to fire escapes for photos and getting yelled at by their landlord Tom. And always willing to experiment and play with their personal style. Enjoy our visit with the lovely duo and hilarious interview!

1. Who is your style influenced by?

C: Alot of things influence my style. Who is a hard one. I think it would be a strong mix of the Gainsbourg-Birkin clan and confident ladies who drink at lunch.

JLindsay Weir (Freaks and Geeks), Diane Keaton, and my mum in the early nineties.

2. Describe your style!

C: My style surprises me all the time. So dependent on my mood. Lately, I think I've been trying to challenge myself with creative ways to wear things I've had forever and mix in a lot of strong accessories. 

J: To be honest, it's kind of a mish mash, but I wear a lot of basics with statement necklaces, hats because my hair is always a mess, and if all else fails, a big coat covers a lot of mistakes.

3. What is your fall must have?

C: Denim. Wool. Leather. I wish I could wear that combination year round. I really want a long, black jacket; preferably the black bomber coat by Rick Owens D RK SH D W. Oh! And A Hot Toddy. 

J: An absence of anything "pumpkin spice" flavored, big cozy sweaters, hot toddies(forever)

4. 5 things you can’t live without?

C: My favorite jeans, Wisconsin cheese, wine time with my mom, my postcard collection and cuddles (come on! who can live without?)

J: My mum and sister, coffee, Por Que No? (Por Que No? is my boyfriend), 30 Rock (Tina Fey! Tina Fey! Tina Fey!), snuggles, dance breaks. These are all essential, I could not choose only 5.

5. 3 favorite items in your closet?

C: I have too many favorites. Right now- my mothers rings and watches, oversized white button down that I scored at House of Vintage, and my black No 6 clogs (i need to resole them. I've worn them to shit). 

J: gold brocade ankle boots, vintage green army jacket, the necklace my mom gave me for my 21st birthday

6. Tell us two truths and a lie!

C: I am a certified junior docent at the Milwaukee art museum. I hate hearing myself chew but I love that quiet noise in between movie trailers when everyone is snacking. I'm hilarious. 

J: I hate bacon, the clerk at the 7-11 down the street from our apartment could answer all of these questions about me (accurately), I once looked in to re-taking driver's ed, because I am such a horrible driver, but then I saw how much it cost and reconsidered.

7. Any shopping advice you have?

C: Invest in pieces that last, learn about designers and brands (know where you're spending your money) and wear whatever you want as long as you feel good.

Closet Visit: Shelley Buche

Where do we even begin with Shelley? She is equal part badass, stylist, and social media guru for the beloved online mecca for all things shoes; Solestruck. We spent an early afternoon with Shelley getting to see her Northeast Portland home curated with art installations and vintage fetish accessories. There was a jug of Carlo Rossi in her fridge, but most importantly her shoe closet is stocked with brands such as ACNE, YES and,TBA. Shelley knows what she likes and how she likes it! And let’s be real, the girl knows her shoes! Enjoy her closet visit - and don’t forget to check out what’s new at Solestruck.com.

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1. Who is your style influenced by?

Everyone and everything! I'm literally always saving inspiration photos and have a folder for pretty much everything. So, a lot of 90s-mid 2000's editorials from Tumblr, street style pics, random photos on Instagram, runway shows, movies, etc. and then somehow making all of that fit into an outfit that works for me.

2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?

Solestruck (duh), American Apparel (eye roll, I know), Rock N' Rose, Mojave, Yo Vintage, Maven, Red Fox..

3. Describe your style!

It's always a struggle between my own personal comfort zone and the constant nagging in my head to branch out. Color is something that intrigues me, but I have a real hard time latching onto, so almost everything is black, and almost everything is accompanied with a leather jacket. I wanna say that if recent Saint Laurent and Spring / Summer 1996 Gucci had a bratty baby, that it would be me, but maybe that's just wishful thinking.

4. What is your spring must have?

The perfect black mini dress.

5. 5 things you can’t live without?

My leather jacket, my crystal Kontraho ring, pizza (always), a good liquid liner, and my phone (child of the internet, ugh).

6. 3 favorite items in your closet?

Right now it's my silver Acne mules, my dad's vintage 'Go Fuck Yourself' hat, and my Luv Aj x Stone Cold Fox belt from Mojave. 

7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?

A lot of times I just wake up and have the need to put something on, like a super comfy oversized sweater, so I build off of that. Other times, it's an outfit that I've really been wanting to try out or planning ahead for something I have to do that day. Functional dressing - gross.

8. Tell us two truths and a lie!

I was born with a scar on the pupil of my right eye. I used to be Myspace famous. I just tried gin for the first time like a week ago. 

9. What is the best thing about your job?

Definitely all the talented babes I get to work with! Also, being on Tumblr and Instagram is an actual thing I get paid for. That's pretty sweet, too.

10. Any shopping advice you have?

I'm sure it's been said before, but be deliberate, and don't be lured in by a sample sale! Also, over the years I've definitely learned that it's better to save up or splurge a little on the thing you REALLY want and to be so happy with it than to settle. It's just never the same feeling if it's not what you had your heart set on.

Closet Visit: Casey Keasler

Casey Keasler is an interior designer that has made her mark on many loved and recognized interiors throughout Portland. With a large client base ranging from retail spaces like Tanner Goods (both the headquarters in Portland and the L. A. Store), Yoga Pearl’s studio to amazing homes. She has also done some really amazing collaborations from the vessel that she made with Haley Ann Robinson for Madewell and the Leather Hex Sling chair that she designed with Eric Trine. Casey is just about as handy as they come. She is a skilled woodworker, lighting designer, upholsterer and a plant lover. She is also a partner in Mazama, a ceramics brand based in Portland that makes the perfect vessels to entertain with! We spent a rainy afternoon with Casey in her cozy 350 sq. ft apartment sharing delicious hibiscus and gin cocktail’s that she was working on for the Smith Tea and Mazama collaboration, snacking on macaroons, checking out her newest interior project (it’s killer) and playing dress up. It was no surprise that Casey’s wardrobe was as well curated and intentional like her astonishly spacious-feeling and impeccably designed apartment. Enjoy the interview and photos of her beautiful space and her smart wardrobe!

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1. Who is your style influenced by?

In the interiors world, Jessica Helgerson, Barbara Bestor and Emily Henderson. In fashion, Glenda Goldwater, Georgie O’Keefe, Gretchen Jones (have you read Neutral Territory?) and my friends are always coming up with interesting ways to dress.

2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?

Yo Vintage and Palace for vintage. I love Frances May for anything special and Madewell for my everyday basics.

3. Describe your style!

I’m one part Southern belle, one part tomboy and one part west coast girl. I should make up a cocktail with those three elements. I dress for my day. I’m on my feet all the time and spend a lot of time trying to make other things look a certain way so when working I don’t want to worry about what I’m wearing.

4. What is your spring must have?

Peep toe Loeffler Randall booties with a chunky heel.

5. 5 things you can’t live without?

my iPhone, a notebook to jot things down and sketch, sunscreen, lip stuff (gloss, stick, you name it I usually carry it 3-4 at a time), the wonderful people in my life.

6. 3 favorite items in your closet?

Right this second, black high waist skinny jeans, vintage denim jacket, black lace granny panties.

7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?

By the day I’m about to have.

8. Tell us two truths and a lie!

I love to travel. My real name is Casey. I have a taco bell gift card in my wallet.

9. What is the best thing about your job?

To look back and realize I’ve been doing this for 15 years and it’s exactly what I want to be doing. I love every minute of it.

10. Any shopping advice you have?

Buy what you love. If you don’t know what you love, spend some time figuring that out.