Isaac Hers Style: Meet Anyeley

Wowzers, it has been awhile since putting up a style post.  This week, I give you one delightful and smart woman.  Anyeley works for the real estate development firm, Project, which is upstairs from Isaac Hers.  Since opening, she has popped in to shop and over time we have gotten to know her.  I love her smile and her friendly demeanor, so pleasant to be around.  Also, she is a working mom with the cutest little boy!  I just love meeting other cool, working moms.  So glad she could do this shoot with us, she looks AMAZING!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

Name:  Anyeley Hallová
Age: 36
Occupation:   Real Estate Developer (upstairs from Isaac Hers)
Any pets/kids?  A lovely little boy with big curly hair and the name of a French general.
Hometown:   Deerfield Beach, Florida

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)?  Portland Monthly, People, and Marie Claire.

What are your go-to accessories?   I like modern shapes and designs. I have this simple wire necklace with one aqua glass ball on it that I got from the Textile Museum in Barcelona, Spain. It has been my go-to accessory for well over 10 years.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup-Jennifer White Webb

What is your power outfit?  The shoes (meaning tall heels) give the outfit the power. For example, a work power outfit might be a grey pencil shirt, skinny belt, and fitted shirt with leopard print or bright red heels.

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces?  No. My grandmother and mother aren’t into fashion and don’t really wear much jewelry. My favorite accessories are ones that friends give me, because I think of them every time I wear it.

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you?  My best style advice comes from two different people. The first is my husband who is in the retail industry and challenges me to stay fresh with “what’s current” from his travels to New York, Asia, and Europe. The second is my fabulous New Yorker friend Negin Farsad, comedian, movie director, and women extraordinaire, she reminds me to never forget to incorporate color into my wardrobe.

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years?   I have a style that changes depending on what city I live in: Boston, Atlanta, Ithaca…. Growing up in South Florida in the 80s and 90s it was bright colors and short skirts. I’ve become more Portland in the past 5 years. More black, lots of gray, layers, outdoor wear, knee high boots, and skinny black jeans.

What would you never be caught wearing?   Fannypack and a jean jacket (perhaps from too much in the 90s). Skinny jeans, till I was encouraged to by one of my style advisors. Now I wear them everyday. So you never know on that fannypack.

What new trend are you excited to try?  Bright orange/coral, aqua, and color blocked clothes to match up to my gray waredrobe. I already found myself a nice bright orange and gray shirt from Isaac Hers to start.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

Heels or flats?  Heels, hands down. But now with a little kid, they need to be comfortable heels. No more “pain for fashion” shoes for me. I actually bought the shoes from the photoshoot (in Neon Yellow) and they are really comfortable.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?   The owner, but of course – and the ability to always find something new and exciting, for you or a friend. It’s my go-to for girlfriend gift shopping. Did I mention that the store is right below my office? The ever-changing window display provides eye candy when I get to work in the morning and is also what lures me in.

What are you wearing (in the photoshoot)?   Baja Dress from Issac Hers and United Nude – Geisha Hi in Orange Elastic from Sole Struck. The accessories were all from Issac Hers. I fell in love with the silver metal and gray string bracelet. I appreciate the weight and substance of the piece and also the slight clanging noise that it makes when you move – creating both a visual and auditory experience.

Photos:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb-Prima Salon

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Isaac Hers Style: Meet Megan

This little lady is sooo bubbly and fun, her presence is like a ray of sunshine.  I met Megan through her sister, Jillian Rabe, and have grown to know her over time.  She has been an instrumental member in the production of my fashion shows.  She is the back stage lead and always makes sure the show runs smoothly.  We have shared many stressful and ridiculously silly moments.  Good memories, so happy to know her!  Being a true renaissance woman, Megan also designs a line of jewelry called Luca and owns Rococo Waxing Boutique .  This girls keeps herself busy!  Clearly, she is never bored.   She is also very beautiful – some girls get it all, I guess.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

Name: Megan Rabe
Age: 25
Occupation: Esthetician and Owner of Rococo Waxing Boutique , Backstage Manager, and Retail Manager at The Space- Jillian Rabe Productions.
Any pets/kids? Currently an adopted house cat named Knox, he’s a ladies man with wild ways.
Hometown: Hillsboro, Or

Do you have any knick-names? Meggie-Doo has stuck around. It refers to the outrageous Mohawk I had when I was a baby.

What are your go-to accessories? A turqoise ring from Mexico, black walnut pendent from the Walden collection in my jewelry line LUCA, and a sterling silver cuff my sister bought for me 2 years ago. It doesn’t leave my wrist and reads, “she believed she could so she did.” It is my “power” bracelet, and I think of her. I want every woman to wear one.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What is your power outfit? On show days, backstage gets exciting. All black is the way to go- pants, leather boots and leather jacket- it gets me amped for the event. To keep it real, I sport a black fanny pack on my hip that holds all my day of show goodies.

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? A pair of gold set diamonds my grandmother gave me, they were hers. She’s been an incredible inspiration in my life, and it reminds me of what it means to work hard and take care of those you love. I wear them every day.

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you? “Wear what makes you feel fabulous, because you are,” my dear friend John Gest.

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? My style has sort of recycled itself, and along with common trends, I’ve been having fun bringing back styles that I wore years ago. Anything goes now!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What would you never be caught wearing? Socks and sandals. Haha

What new trend are you excited to try? At the photo shoot I tried on Jeffery Campbells for the first time and am in love, they’re so comfortable! I want to get the American Flag Litas.

Heels or flats? I don’t wear heels much in the winter, but love to the rest of the year.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers? The clothes are all so hot, with cohesive designs for easy mixing and matching, its awesome and fun.

What are you wearing? I wore the Isaac Hers Playa Top in red, with a pair of amazing denim from Level 99, Necklaces from my line Luca and Jeffrey Campbell Litas from Solestruck.

Photos:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb – Prima Salon 

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Isaac Hers Style: Meet Anne

It has been 1 year since we opened our doors in the Blackbox building.  During this time, we have met so many new customers, many of which have come from surrounding businesses and residences.  Anne happens to be one of those who wandered in sometime between working hours.  She works over at ZGF Architects, right across the street.  We have grown to love her enthusiasm for our store and her general excitement to try new things.  So much fun when she comes in to shop.  Also, she looks AMAZING!!    She is an inspiration, that you can have work, family and still have time to look great!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup – Jennifer White Webb

Name:  Anne Rogness
Age: 46
Occupation:   Commercial Interior Designer (across the street at ZGF!)
Any pets/kids?  (2)  great kids -15 yr old girl and 14 yr old boy,  (2)  sweet cats, (1) awesome horse
Hometown: Portland OR.
What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)?   Sunset, National Geographic, Practical Horsemen.

What is your power outfit?
At Work – knee length, gabardine light grey skirt, heels, skinny belt, and crisp button up shirt.
For Fun – a little black dress, sleeveless, with an interesting neck line.
Weekends – Buff colored, low rise riding breeches, my tall/black/custom leather boots, Bling-y belt, fitted collared shirt and fitted red athletic jacket.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup – Jennifer White Webb

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces?   My Grandmother’s double strand pearl bracelet and a Great Aunt’s Art Deco ring – my sister used the diamond from it for her wedding ring and I took the setting and added a blue topaz, I love it.

 What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you?   Invest in well made, well fitted clothes and you will not have regrets, given by both my Grandmothers.

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years?  Less conservative, incorporating more “fun” styled shoes, adding  unique/unexpected pieces – new or vintage.

 What would you never be caught wearing?  Sweatpants and/or a big sweatshirt.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What new trend are you excited to try?   The influence of the 1920’s on fashion , I love the designs of that era and I am obsessed with Downton Abbey!

 Heels or flats?   Medium Heels for the “power” look and I love Boots with my jeans

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?   Artistic and unique pieces, comfortable and fit well, and I love telling people they are locally designed!

What are you wearing (in the photoshoot)?   The very lovely and comfortable Isaac Hers La Vida Loca Dress, Jeffrey Campbell, Gibson Animal Print shoes from Solestruck, Roost Black Horn Cuff, Mariella Pilato Crystal Pyramid Necklace, and silver ring from home.

Photo: Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb – Prima Salon 

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Marissa

When I think of Marissa, all I see in my mind is a big smile.  To go with that smile, she also has a very warm and bubbly personality. This lady is busy, holding down multiple journalistic type jobs. I knew of Marissa when she was an intern writing for the Portland Mercury MOD blog, but I didn’t really meet her and put it all together until Content 2011.  She introduced herself as she was taking pictures for her style blog, Portland’s Pretty.  When she asked to take a picture of me, I said “Why, of course.”  With that, I was clued in about her blog.  Check it out.  It is really playful and fun, just like Marissa.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

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Name:   Marissa Sullivan

Age:   31

Occupation:   Tons! Account Executive at the Portland Mercury. Portland correspondent for Scout Network Blog, I do some freelenace PR from time to time for YO VINTAGE! and I’m the sole blogger Portland’s Pretty which I started in August of 2010, I had been living in Portland less than a month when I thought to myself, there’s too many cute people here – I have to start a blog!

Hometown: Born in San Francisco raised in Pleasanton, CA 45 minutes east of the city.

Do you have any knick-names?    Maris is about as creative as it gets. My boss calls me Sully – but really, that’s way more my brothers nick name than mine. On the Christmas stocking I’ve had since I was a kid it says MJ because my middle name is Jane, but that never really caught on, I guess my mom was the only real MJ advocate. To quote Jay Z “I go by a lot of names, they call me a lot of names a couple to my face, you know.”

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)?   I’ve subscribed to Harper’s Bazaar since I was 16. I always thought Vogue was too main-stream for my “alternative” tastes when I was a (dumb) teenager. And yes, I had a subscription to Sassy when I was a tween.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What are your go-to accessories?   Rings! I usually have about three rings minimum on and I love a good “arm-party” at night you can hear me coming from a mile away because my arms are jangling. I can’t wear them in the daytime though because it’s impossible to type with all that accoutrement on. I also, don’t leave the house without a pair of hoop earrings on. If I forget my whole day is thrown off.

What is your power outfit?
At Work – I keep it really casual (casz) because I covet sleep more than I care about my looks. It’s actually kind of bad and I need to get better about it. We’re talking minimal make-up, leggings, boots, and you’re lucky if I curl my hair.

For Fun – Nighttime is the only time you’ll see me in heels. I love dressing up; I just have to have the time to do it. Black tights and my Farylrobin grey booties are a staple in the colder months with any number of dresses I have. Or maybe a high waisted skirt with my Michael Kors boots. Summer I live in cotton dresses, my Madewell or Sam Edelman sandals and my Levi’s denim jacket that I purchased when they did a Pendleton collaboration (http://www.pendleton-usa.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Levis&parentName=AboutUs).

Weekends – I’m all about the high-waisted denim. It allows me to wear the crop top trend look, and not be vulgar. I think SJP is the only woman over 30 that’s allowed to rock a crop top. Basically, for fun you’ll see me in anything denim on denim. I have at least four chambray shirts, and endless amounts of jeans (J brand are my fave for fit).

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you?     I was a crazy dresser when I was young – orange bell-bottoms, pink tights, Adidas knee high socks. All of which I look back on and think, man, I was cool, unfortunately in Middle School people would make fun of me and my friend that dressed the same way…it was the suburbs. Anyways, I calmed down a lot in High School because I was sick of being an outcast. I read a quote the other day that spoke to me Simon Doonan – Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys said.

“I don’t hate anything in fashion. Everything is okay as long as you do it with enough conviction. Hating on stuff is what causes mediocrity and conformism. It makes people nervous and cautious and they start reining in their flamboyant impulses. So you could say ‘I hate hating.'” 

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What would you never be caught wearing?   I study trends, so I’ll never say never.

What new trend are you excited to try?    I’m so all about color right now. I’ve got to reorganize my closet. Reds with pinks, greens with blues, this town is grey enough, I’m going to be colorful! Also, I’m glad white in the winter isn’t a taboo anymore because I love me some white denim.

Heels or flats?    Flats, I’m 5’11, I don’t really need any help in that department.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?    The first time I got a really good look at an Isaac Hers collection was Fall 2011. I was touched by Barbara’s working mom attitude. She made it seem that having a family and a clothing line was a piece of cake, and she looked good doing it. During that show I drooled over soooo many pieces. All the belted dresses, I can’t remember the names of them, but here’s one I LOVED.

 What are you wearing (in the photoshoot)?    I’m wearing my J brand 811 black skinnies, my H&M chambray shirt, a broach I’ve had forever, and the Isaac Hers Abuelo Sweater in Black, To Be Announced Alvarez booties from Solestruck.

Photography:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb – Prima Salon 

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Essie

This little lady is so cute and she has great style!!  I met Essie through one of my favorite photogs, Kevin Focht.  Our meeting was a LONG, COLD photoshoot out in Shaniko, OR.  Kevin was shooting my Fall 2011 collection and Essie was his assistant.  Turns out she is also his girlfriend.  After getting to know each other by shivering our asses off, she came in to check out the shop and has been a regular ever since.  Essie, however, has talent in her own right.  Her amazing sense of style is channeled appropriately into her style blog EZ/VIDA.  I love to check in to see what she is doing and thinking.  Watch out for this one, this girl is going some where!!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb - Prima Salon

Name:   Essie Nagler
Age: 25
Occupation:  Studio Manager at Left Turn Studio and main squeeze blogger at http://www.ezvida.com
Any pets/kids?  My cat Zoe, she might as well be my daughter though.
Hometown:  Eugene, OR.

Do you have any knick-names?  Well, my real name is Esther so I guess You could say Essie is a nick name.  My mom enjoys calling me Esella and Estee.

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)?  I am a fashion blog freak.  Including my own blog EZ/VIDA, I follow so many blogs it even overwhelms me sometimes.  It feels like every week I have a new favorite depending on my mood.  As much as I love the web, I will always love print.  I don’t think I could live without Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What are your go-to accessories?  You the know the saying, “less is more?”  Well, I thoroughly disagree with that.  For me piling on the jewelry is a must.  In the summer, it’s all about the arm party of bangles and rings.  In the winter, it’s about necklaces and rings, gobs and gobs.

What is your power outfit?  I feel most powerful in an amazing pair of shoes and pants or leggings that hug my body.

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces?  My grandma gave me one of her turquoise rings.  I can’t remember the last time I took it off.  Also I have both of my parent’s wedding rings on a necklace, which is pretty neat to me.

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? In college I would wear the WEIRDEST shit.  It was a joke.  I would close my eyes and randomly pick something in my closet.  Over the years though, I have had this boho vibe that stays pretty constant.  Shows more so in my jewelry and in the summer.

What would you never be caught wearing?  I used to rock the polos like nobodies business.  You know the ones with the 5 button and a pop-collar?  I can’t even imagine wearing one now.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What new trend are you excited to try?  I am always so excited for the summer to arrive.  I love the tiny tank tops and shorts and also mixing big boots with them as well.

Heels or flats?  Heels!!

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?  I love the shop!  I like when you walk in and there is something for everyone.  The clothes are super practical yet still have style.  I also really enjoy how it’s not just clothes.  They have amazing jewelry, which I can never turn down, books, candles and iPhone/iPad covers.  It’s a one-stop shop for all things style!

What are you wearing?  The Isaac Hers Cartel Jacket and K.T.Z Shoes from Solestruck.  The jewelry has been collected over the years.  The large turquoise and coral cuff is from Saturday Market, the turquoise ring is from my grandmother and the turquoise ring/bracelet is called a slave bracelet and i am OBSESSED with it.   Can you tell I like turquoise?  The crystal necklace i got off of etsy.com and the key necklace i found at a vintage shop and stuck a chain on it.

Photo:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb – Prima Salon

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Elizabeth

Our customers find Isaac Hers in many different ways.  I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth professionally, and in the process, she has become a good friend of the store.  You may remember that last fall, SOREL paired Isaac Hers apparel with their amazing shoes in their Fall 2012 Lookbook!  We were thrilled to be selected to represent such a quality and enduring brand.  The SOREL photoshoot was where I met Elizabeth.  She is Creative Director and Partner at R/West Advertising.  So, she is the one who makes all the magic happen. On set, she was all business, making sure everything was just so, but outside of work she is funny, charming and extremely warm.  I always love meeting other working moms and hearing how they juggle it all.  She has a big job, looks beautiful and, somehow, manages a family too.  Much respect sister!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb-Prima Salon

Name: Elizabeth Morrow-McKenzie
Age: 37
Occupation: Creative Director, Partner at R/West
Any pets/kids? Adeline, 4 and Stuart, 1. And twinkletoes, the beta.
Hometown:  Portland, Oregon.

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? Art in America, Esopus and I read the New York Times magazine on Sundays.

What are your go-to accessories? Cuff bracelets. I like earrings but have been mostly off those due to busy little hands.

What is your power outfit? A sheath dress with a bold circular print I bought in Italy, lightweight grey cardigan, red patent leather skinny belt that wraps twice and grey snakeskin wedges with wide grey laces.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb-Prima Salon

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? There is a wonderful black ballgown with bright appliquéd silk flowers on a portion of the skirt and a black chiffon overdress which mutes them that was my Great Grandmother’s. She owned a dress shop in Hood River and had great style. Someday I will find the perfect occasion for it.

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you? I’m not the best at listening to advice so can’t recall a specific piece of it. I tend to learn by observing. Living in Manhattan for a couple years was probably my best ‘advice’. And my Mom.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makup: Jennifer White Webb

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? Motherhood has been the major theme of my past five years and hugely impacted my clothing choices. Pregnancy (twice) has given me an eye for pieces that will flex with you as your body morphs one direction or the other. Clothing that allows for nursing is another proficiency. And clothing that won’t be destroyed by the pack mule type activities mothering small children requires.

 What would you never be caught wearing? Suspenders or suspender-ish jump suits.

What new trend are you excited to try? Clothes that don’t allow nursing. AND I’ve seen some bold geometric prints for spring that looked fun. Also saw a model wearing what looked like ankle cuff bracelets. Not sure I could pull that off but very intriguing.

Heels or flats?   Boots. Relatively flat ones.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers? I love clothing that uses quality fabric to create interest through seams, draping and unusual detailing. And I like the restrained use of color and pattern.

What are you wearing?  Isaac Hers Playa Dress in Black, Rill Rill Swinging Crystal Necklace and Jeffrey Campbell Blyke shoes from Solestruck.

Photos:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb-Prima Salon 

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Laura

It is such a pleasure to have one of super good buddies featured this week.  I have known Laura for over a decade.  She is a member of my oldest and tightest friend group, we are like family.  She and her husband are godparents to my first child.  Also, importantly, Laura taught me how to make a proper pie!!  Invaluable!  It is no surprise then that Laura is an impressive culinary talent on the local food scene.  In her day job, she is a Manager at Grand Central Bakery.  She is the one who develops all those delicious treat you love to devour.  Also, though, she is the driving talent behind her own seasonal foodie event, La Musette.  For about 4 years now, she has hosted this Tour de France based event featuring eight course meals, with each course representing a region of the tour.  So MUCH FUN!  The fare is French country and the ambience is elegantly casual.  Overall, it is a delicious and beautiful affair that will please even the most discriminating foodie.  Can’t wait to go again this summer!  On top of all that, this lovely lady is smart (an understatement), funny, athletic (crazy cyclist/runner) and gorgeous, obviously.  Love her.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

Name: Laura Ohm
Age: 40
Occupation: Baker/Cook/Manager Grand Central Baking Company
Any pets/kids? 2 Australian Shepherd mixes
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? Vogue, Saveur, The Nation, Harper’s, High Country News, Velo News

 What are your go-to accessories? I don’t go out “on the town” very often; my out and about time is spent outside walking the dogs or running errands or dinner at friends’ houses, so I don’t need anything flashy.  It is nice, however, to make a little effort.  I wear good scarves, from deep red super-cozy cashmere to a silky cotton yellow Cambodian scarf. Sometimes I’ll put a funky brooch on my jacket.  I don’t like to wear much jewelry if I’m wearing my glasses but I’m loving my horn cuff from Isaac Hers!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What is your power outfit? The cold, hard truth is that it’s probably my favorite running kit: peached Addidas knickers, plum Ibex hoodie base layer, and favorite socks and sports bra.  I can literally run marathons in that outfit, and think I look kinda cute to boot.

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces? Beloved old t-shirts that are hanging together by threads, Scottish cashmere sweaters from the ‘70s from my mother-in-law, almost rotten Patagonia stand-up shorts from the mid-80s, and a pair of Tiffany pearl earrings.

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you? I was a punk-rock early teenager and a Deadhead late teenager.  I learned from two of my college friends, Jessica and Dharma, that wearing lipstick didn’t mean selling out to the man, it just meant looking good.  They taught me that I shouldn’t be afraid of the feminine.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years? I think I got a little too serious and conservative in my clothing choices in my 30s.  I’m re-embracing the quirky.

What would you never be caught wearing? Those damn handkerchief cardigans!

What new trend are you excited to try? I’ve been trying to incorporate different necklines and sleeve lengths into my wardrobe—more architectural interest, I guess.

Heels or flats? Clogs.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers? I love Barb!  Also, I love supporting local businesses, local craftspeople and artisans, and it’s nice to rely on professionally curated style.

What are you wearing?  Isaac Hers Riot Cargos, Isaac Hers Abuelo Sweater in red, and the Roost Black Horn.  The t-shirt was Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.  They are a terrific rock band from Alabama.  Shoes are Messeca Maru platforms from Solestruck.

Photos:  Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb, Prima Salon 

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Anna

Over the past six months, I have had the pleasure to get to know this lovely and ambitious young lady. I met her in a modeling context (her modeling, not me, ha!) and through conversation learned that she was involved in the local designer scene. So much so that she was working as a wholesale sales rep. How fortunate for me! A REP was just what I needed. And, with that, Anna has become a colleague and friend. She went out and hustled my spring collection landing some new accounts. I am grateful for her hard work and a better person for having her around. THANK YOU ANNA!! Anna is also ridiculously beautiful.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

We had so much fun at the shoot with Anna’s little dog, Stella!!  Such a cute and friendly little girl.  I am happy (along with everyone else) when Anna brings Stella over to the shop!!

Name: Anna Pryka
Age: 24
Occupation: Indie Designer Wholesale Rep
Any pets/kids? One feisty, Jack Russell/Long-hair Chihuahua named Stella. She’s been my sidekick now for almost 4 years… we’re still working on her social skills, haha.
Hometown: Eugene, OR

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

Do you have any knick-names? Leaf (like a giraffe stretching it’s neck to reach the high branches, ie. I’m tall)

What publications do you subscribe to (fashion or otherwise)? I get most of my news online these days. My favorite sites are Style.com (for fashion shows and designer news), Models.com (the best editorials from publications all over the world), NPR (you can listen online!), Refinery29 (hipster trends), and CocoPerez (celebrity fashion).

What are your go-to accessories? Shoes. Does that count? They do a lot more for me than a cocktail ring…

What is your power outfit?   Amazing heels/boots, great fitting tight jeans, and v-neck tee. When it’s all working together it’s just… so perfect.

Do you have any sentimental/heirloom pieces?   My grandmother (93) recently gave me a black Sable hat and elbow length black leather gloves. They are timeless, elegant, and chic – just like her.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What was the best style advice you received and who gave it to you?   My mom, when I was about 13, said it was better to have fewer, but better quality, classic pieces in your wardrobe, than a closet full of cheap and trendy items. It’s taken me a long time to really understand the beauty of a well-curated closet. And less laundry!

How has your style evolved over the past 5 years?   I think I am just more confident in making my own fashion choices, and owning them. I hate the excuse of most people in the NW that you can’t dress up… who says?? Just do it. Have fun, wear what you want, and if everyone’s staring, they’re probably just jealous.

What would you never be caught wearing?   Polar fleece zip-up vests

What new trend are you excited to try?   The color ORANGE

Heels or flats?   Heels. Always.

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?   Isaac Hers makes you feel like that cool girl that’s always impossibly cool, sexy, and chic – without trying too hard. And if that’s not enough, her construction, the quality of the garments is outstanding!

What are you wearing?  Who doesn’t love a great LBS (little black skirt… duh)?! Here’s why the Isaac Hers Mayan Mini rocks:  the stretch cotton is makes it sooo comfortable, and allows for the perfect tight but not too tight fit, and the fact that it’s an A-line is not only ultra-flattering, but it allows me to get away with it’s super short hemline. In honor of summer I paired it with my #1 summer shoe, the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Snick,’  and this neon creamsicle colored safari-esque button down (the color is so intense I just love it). Topping it all off is a stretchy tribal belt I snagged from Anthropologie on sale, some Turquoise earrings gifted by my aunt and uncle, and a ‘gold’ cuff. I’m sipping Singapore Slings in my mind already…

To get Anna’s style try the Isaac Hers Mayan Skirt in Black.

Photos: Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb – Prima Salon

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Maria

I have been a little bit delayed in my blogging due the launch of our new online store and the migration of the blog.  But, now I am back to getting the style posts up.  This week we feature our extra lovely neighbor and owner/operator of Masu Sushi, Maria Rosengreen.  She was one of the first to welcome us to the neighborhood and she has become a fan of the shop.  We have also become BIG fans of Masu.  LOVE!  I always enjoy talking with Maria because we are both BUSY moms and work long hours as business owners.  It can be hard at times and it is good to talk with someone who can relate.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

In December, Maria had a holiday party to attend and needed a dress.  She’s stopped by the shop about 2 days before we completed our Isaac Hers Starlight Dress.  With patience and many stops into the store to see if we were yet finished, she kept checking on our progress.  Eventually we rushed the dress in her size.  We were thrilled with the perfect fit and she looked smoking hot!!  She is pictured here looking gorgeous in that party dress.  Love you Maria!!

Name:    Maria Rosengreen
Age: 38
Occupation:  Owner/Operator Masu Sushi
Any pets/kids?   1 old soul dog 2 beautiful children
Hometown: “the couve” (Vancouver, WA)

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What are your go-­‐to  accessories?    Mascara, lipgloss, earrings.

What splurge are you saving for right now?  Vacation.

What 3 things from your wardrobe do you wear most often?  Belts, jeans, and large sweaters      .

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jennifer White Webb

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?  Accessibility, availability, and versatility.  The staff is really helpful!

What are you wearing?  The Isaac Hers Starlight dress, earrings by Carlos Sobrai,( totally recycled materials and a green company). I just received them for my birthday from my chef and his wife.  The jacket is a little vintage piece.  Shoes are Coraline from Messeca available at Solestruck.

Photos: Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup:  Jennifer White Webb, Prima Salon

Isaac Hers Style: Meet Eden

I am almost a week late getting all my blogging done, including this post.   Too, too much going on here.  I do think, however, that Eden will understand, because she is probably just as busy as I am.  Eden Dawn is Style Editor of for Portland Monthly Magazine, a freelance wardrobe stylist and an instructor at the Art Institute of Portland.  This lady is a powerhouse; brainy, FUNNY AS HELL, and mover and shaker in the fashion community.  I love her spunk, and appreciate her commitment to covering Portland fashion.  She has done an excellent job of developing her own voice and angle on all things fashion, from Portland and beyond.  See her editorials and blog Shop Talk, at Portland Monthly Magazine.  It was so much fun having her on this shoot!!  Cannot wait until next time!  LOVE EDEN!

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jen White Webb

Name:   Eden Dawn
Age:  31
Occupation:   Style editor for Portland Monthly magazine, freelance wardrobe stylist and adjunct instructor in the fashion department at The Art institute of Portland
Any pets/kids?  1 very misbehaved kitty – Ruby Tuesday
Hometown:  Salem, Oregon
What are your go-­-to accessories?     I love huge chunky rings and usually wearing multiple. (as a fashion editor you have to be prepared to brawl at all times ß not really)

 What splurge are you saving for right now?   An extended vacation (fingers crossed)

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jen White Webb

Has  anyone in your life influenced your personal style?  Everyone! My job involves visual hunting to see what’s going on in the style world and I’m always stealing bits for me. But for sure a big shout out to my stylish fashion students…they keep you hip.

 What 3 things from your wardrobe do you wear most often?   Probably black tights, my bright pink Sephora lipstick and my favorite Seaworthy earrings.

What is your most prized possession?  I love this necklace my father got me in Egypt many years ago that is my name in hieroglyphics. Growing up with the name Eden I could never find personalized things at any stores so it’s extra awesome. Plus, I totally feel like it’s good luck.

Photo: Lavenda Memory, Hair/Makeup: Jen White Webb

What attracts you to Isaac Hers?   The feminine style that isn’t overtly girly. It always feels like the Isaac Hers “girl” is having a good time. That coincides with an Eden Dawn girl (aka me).

What are you wearing?  The Isaac Hers Bachelor Dress in green,  Annie Costello Brown earrings available at Isaac Hers, Ego & Greed boots available at Solestruck,  Sticks and Stones Pink Ivory Ring and a Grayling Quartz Ring.

To get Eden’s look stop in the shop and try the Isaac Hers Bachelor Dress and Annie Costello Brown earrings.  Also, hit up Solestruck for all things Ego & Greed!

Photos: Lavenda Memory
Hair/Makeup: Prima Salon