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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pendleton, The Portland Collection!

Pair an historic American textile company with independent designers, and you've got The Portland Collection by Pendleton. This girl of many words is nearly speechless with longing for items out of the upcoming Fall 2011 collection created by Portland designers John Blasioli, Rachel Turk & Nathaniel Crissman (Rachel & Nathaniel of church & state).  A better team couldn't have been picked to brand this iconic company with their own unique NW style in all it's sleek and edgy primness (with a touch of Navajo flair). Seems I could get through next winter wearing solely these classic with a modern twist designs. It's all in their details: slim fit, keyhole cut-outs, colors that seem plucked from nature and infused with a delicate, smoky hue. Don't you just love his pattern-upon-pattern shirt and tie combos-- along with her dresses with their lower necklines and chunky scarves? I'm simply in awe!

 Now, kids, let's play a game and all pick favorites. GO!

Photos by Chris Hornbecker Photography, used courtesy of designers.

Also, be sure to check out the Honey Kennedy blog post that Portland girl Jen McCabe wrote back in January. I've been following Pendleton's progress on this since then; and I'm still gaga over it!


  1. For flexibility, and to start with, I'll take the russet dress-- go to their web page to see the back!

  2. Back in the 80s, my nana sent my father a new Pendleton shirt each year for Christmas. They weren't like this! Dig the frocks-- the russet is lovely, as is the black and white print (with brick red lipstick, natch!).

  3. Ooh, I would love to see that collection of vintage Pendleton shirts! These new frocks are indeed simply to die for and the styling is impeccable... thanks for playing!


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