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Busy, busy bee…

So, since KCW finished up, i haven’t posted a damn thing.  I’ve been working like crazy on my next endeavor…Frankie & Coco PDX!  My dear friend Sarah and I have launched a new little shop, specializing in beautiful, yet quirky items for women (mainly).  We are inspired by color, texture, vintage details and organic elements. The merging of our two distinct styles adds something unexpected to our designs and everything is crafted by hand and one-of-a-kind; functional and beautiful, with a twist.  We really enjoy combining modern functionality with unique, vintage elements found on our frequent scavenger hunts…vintage zippers, buttons, fabric, etc.  It’s exciting to come across truly unique items and integrate them into our design vision.  So far the journey has been great, but the real Frankie & Coco keep it interesting.  Designing & sewing with a 3 and a 1 year old is challenging at best.

Here’s a sampling of the new wares.

f&c foldover ikat clutch

f&c infinity scarf

f&c foldover clutchf&c toiletry / cosmetic bagf&c voile infinity scarf

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Sebastapol necklace

Yesterday was a bit chilly. Not Portland chilly, but a stark contrast to the day before. We altered our perspective, ditched the river and spent the day exploring. We drove to the adorable town of Sebastapol and I found the most amazing necklace in a slightly disheveled vintage store. (and it was only $12!)

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onk annual auction designs

our boys attend the japanese immersion program in portland and i am on the oya no kai, inc. board…the non profit organization that supports the japanese immersion program.

micah & i have collaborated on the design for oya no kai’s annual auction poster & t-shirts for the past three years.  here is the poster & tee design from last year.

2010-11 onk auction poster2010-11 onk tee

we really wanted to change it up this year, so we designed something beautiful, wistful and simple.  i really love how it turned out!  here is the poster, t-shirt & bag from this year.

2011-12 auction posterladies teeonk canvas bag