Eye Candy: RillRill SS14

Designer Katie Freedle has created a stunning spring/summer line for RillRill. She doesn't just make amazing jewelry, she's also the owner of Backtalk! See our visit with Backtalk here, and read more about the inspiration of her line below.

"The RillRill SS14 collection incorporates a material less commonly used in jewelry making, marble. The designs embody the striking contrast between negative and positive, industrial and natural. The elements are eloquently combined to create a dynamic use of symmetry.The copper and brass accents bring a modern flare to the ancient marble."


Photographer: Mikola Accuardi

Director: Katie Freedle

Stylist: Katie Freedle & Marisa Ruef

Model: Emily Mills 

MUAH: Meachell Horton

Location: Portland, OR

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Store Visit: Milk Money

Founded only a few months ago by Emily Backerman and  Maria Phinney, Milk Money is a online vintage shop. We love the aesthetic of their shop, it’s relevant vintage done right! These ambitious ladies are also looking to open a brick and mortar shop in the near future. Milk Money just shot their first lookbook with some seriously great Portland talent: photographer Hannah Lewis-Lopes, models Ally Smith and Anna Alek, make up by Christopher Guild, styled by Emily, Maria and Jordan Barnes. Check out some of our favorite shots below along with a great interview!

Milk Money has a pop up shop coming up with with a few other Portland creatives at Multiplex (625 NW Everett #101) on January 25 from 5-10 pm and on Saturday 26th from 12-5 pm with djs and drinks!


1. What made you open online store?

We both struggle with serious shopping addictions so we figured we could do something productive with them. We felt that it would be exciting to contribute our own finds on a global scale and further fund our addiction in a way that would benefit others’ closets.

2. How did you come up with the name

It was quite a struggle; we went through several names before settling on Milk Money. It happened one day walking home from conveyor belt sushi, we liked the playful juvenile attitude associated with the term; money you were meant to spend on sustenance, money your momma gave you, but instead you spend on something you love.

 3. How do you find clothing?

Thrifting has always been a passion of ours; the chance of finding something amazing somewhere completely unexpected is a constant drive. We both love to travel and have made shopping a big part of exploring new places which has brought items from all over the world to our little shop.

 4. Top 3 fav things in our collection

-       Silver mesh mini dress

-       Burnout velvet shrug

-       An amazing Kimono style vintage floral dress that we'll be shooting and posting this week!

 5. Two truths and a lie

We spent $90 on cocktails while responding to these questions.

Our next lookbook will showcase how good our clothes look with Crocs.

We spent 3 weeks in Europe and had to buy a new wardrobe bc the airline lost all of our luggage.

Eye Candy No. 2

We love all things Cobracult but when designer Jessica Ilalaole and photographer Amanda Smith get together some serious magic happens! They ventured out to Mt. Hood and spent sometime adventuring in the snow and in a cozy cabin. And we can’t say it enough, Tashina Hill is such a BABE!  The Cobracult babes were not only adorned in Ilalaole’s amazing jewels, but also accessorized with Woolrich, Dirty Needle embroidery and Trust Co. axes. And new to the shop are some of our favorite Cobracult pieces! Check out her new website, and our studio visit with her here!


Part 1 of 3: Winter 2014 Rituals to Bring the End of Long Nights

Photography: Amanda Leigh Smith

Styled by: Tashina Hill (Check out our closet visit with her here!)

Models: Lynnsy Cobarrubia, Skye Sengelmann & Tashina Hill

HMUA: Claire Everson

Produced by: Jessica Ilalaole

Eye Candy No. 1

P.S. Co. photographer Mikola Accuardi photographed Portland based Clothing designer Alexa Stark. Alexa bases her line on everyday wear for women that is authentic and balanced. We love her clean lines, her interesting seam details and her amazing color and texture palette--from Stark (no pun intended!) black and white to neutrals and denim. Alexa’s studio is located in Backtalk, where she makes and sells the clothing. Check out the store visit we did at backtalk too!