When we first met Annie Sanditen during our visit with Fieldwork Flowers, we instantly hit it off, and after a few months of getting to know each other we chatted about doing a closet visit. Annie is a proud Oklahoman that made herself very comfortable quickly in New York City living a fast paced lifestyle - going out, eating, shopping and mostly working her ass off in the cut throat fashion industry at Ralph Lauren & Victoria's Secret, focusing on brand and concept management. Annie traded it all in when she fell in love with her now husband, moved to Portland and partnered with Fieldwork Flowers owner, the amazing Megan Arambul, as a co-owner and in charge of business development and client management. They are about to open their second store on Division! What we love most about Annie is she has effortlessly brought her big city style to Portland and made it her own. She is still a sucker for high-end designer goods, but has such a simplistic way of putting it all together. On any given day she is working at the flower shop or out meeting clients she is still sure to turn heads with her style. Annie’s collection of Hermes scarves and bracelets (started as gifts from her father), her insane shoe & jewelry collection are all worth a second look, and her house is truly our dream house. Enjoy our closet visit with our friend Annie Sanditen!
1. Who is your style influenced by?
Sofia Coppola (I've been obsessed for years), Daria Werbowy, Carolina Herrera Jr., & my one and only Russian grandmother.
2. Favorite place(s) to shop in Portland?
Canoe always, Beam & Anchor for a bi-monthly fix, Lille for the best lingerie, Lowell for the amazing one of kind people & objects (and all my rugs), Una for the jewelry, Milk Milk Lemonade for the pretty space & fragrance playing and Pastaworks for my food obsession(s).
3. Describe your style!
Black, white & denim with a print thrown in occasionally. Mascara. Always a lot of jewelry. Always a good bag.
4. What is your summer must have?
A white linen v-neck t-shirt, vintage ray-bans and bun.
5. 5 things you can’t live without?
My father's letters, mascara, pasta, bad jokes, family & friends.
6. 3 favorite items in your closet?
Chanel bag I bought with my first big paycheck working at Ralph Lauren in New York, soccer sweatshirt I stole from the opposing team in middle school, the necklace my father gave me when I turned 21 that I never take off.
7. How do you choose what you wear in the morning?
Based on the weather, but generally I stick to a uniform! Running around all day either meeting with new clients or working on installations, I had to ditch the heels, but I still favor a lot of sparkly jewelry no matter what I'm wearing. I'm a magpie.
8. Tell us two truths and a lie!
I'm 5'2". I have a perm. I'm obsessed with cats.
9. What is the best thing about your job?
Meeting new and wonderful people, working hard with someone who makes me laugh and inspires me, and doing something new every day.
10. Any shopping advice you have?
Quality always. I don't buy throw away trends.