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11 Dec, 2015

Holiday Personal Styling with Erin Enos

This weekend, from 11am-2pm, Join us for a couple hours of styling guidance with Portland stylist Erin Enos. We'll be covering the topics "how to add holiday classic and understated flare to an outfit." and  "What to wear to a work/family function over the holidays" the way we've started doing these personal styling 1:1s is being prepared with a topic that may be something you need help with right now but also just ready for any styling support you may need. Feel free to bring in an item of yours you need help with to complete a look and if we don't have it in store we will do our best to point you in the right direction. Check our Facebook page and Instagram for some in store specials this weekend along with a couple of give-a-ways. 

Q & A with Erin: 

Where can we find you online: My styling website is www.pdxpersonalstyle.com I am also on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest !

What got you in to personal styling?

I studied fashion marketing at the art institute. I always thought I wanted to be a buyer, but in my last year I took a Styling class. For our midterm we were asked to find someone to be a "personal shopper" for. The process was a lot more involved than I could have ever expected. Throughout the styling service, you end up working with, not for someone. It becomes more involved than shopping, you are helping someone be their best self. Looking good makes you feel good, and knowing that you can be a part of that transformation is such a great feeling. I was hooked!

Who is your mentor?

My mentor is the person who introduced me to styling long ago when I was at The Art Institute. Kamy Gray recognized my new found passion for styling and took me under her wing. She put me to work. It was sink or swim with her and she expected nothing but the best. She taught me the "why" of styling, how to run a successful business, and how to own my craft. Every day I am thankful for her guidance, and support. Thanks Kami!

What's your favorite part of being a personal stylist?

Without a doubt, it's the the people I get to meet. Not one of my customers want, or need the same thing which always makes what I do a new and exciting adventure.

What are your 3 favorite places to bring people to shop in Portland?

Nordstrom is great because of the service and variety, but it's the locally owned shops that are the best places to find the special item that's going to stand out the most. For these, I love Sloan on NW 23rd & in the Hawthorn district. For shoes, I would say Halo in the Pearl on Everett and 10th.

What is your most memorable moment styling someone?

One of my first customers, a male, and a style novice working in the tech industry hired me for a complete makeover. We were at J.Crew and I had him try on some slacks and a button up that were 3 sizes smaller than what he was was currently wearing. He stood in front of the mirror for what seemed like 30 min. He was beaming, and jokingly spun around saying "I can't believe how I good I look!! " It's been a few years now and he still calls or emails asking for advise. It never gets old. I love being someones style support system :)

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23 Sep, 2015

Fall Looks at UP

University of Portland is 1.3 miles from the shop and every time a student comes into the shop I can't believe how sweet and professional all the students are.  With this photo series I am going to get to know some of the students better by asking them to model for a few looks once a month. Meet Carly, Malika and Chloe. 

 

Carly Sutherland

Wearing: Dress by Tart $19.99, Shoes by Sam Edelman 8.5 $49.99, handbag by Steve Madden $29

Hometown: Estacada, OR

Major: Nursing

Why did you choose UP to attend: I fell in love with the small community feel the campus gave, and also for their great nursing school and program.

What is your favorite coffee shop in Portland: Southeast Grind on Powell Blvd. it's open 24 hrs 7 days a week!

What is your favorite outfit to throw on for class: Leggings and boots with a flowy long sleeve shirt & a scarf with my hair thrown into a bun 

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Name: Malika-Rose Andrews

Wearing: Top by Paper Crown $39, Skirt by Suzabelle $29 and Miz Mooz Boots 8.5 $79 (photo of the button boots are below), necklace by Saressa Designs $58

Hometown: Oakland, California

Major: Organizational Communication

Why did you choose UP to attend: Upon receiving a generous academic scholarship from UP, I decided it was worth checking out. I visited campus and attended a panel that was comprised of students talking about opportunities they have had since coming to The Bluff. I told myself that if I could become half as successful as these students, I would consider myself accomplished. I committed that day.  

What is your favorite coffee shop in Portland: Cathedral coffee

What is your favorite outfit to throw on for class? A basic dress with black tights, boots, and a blazer. I am a firm believer in no sweat pants to class!

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Name: Chloé Tanega

Wearing: Top by Free People $19.99, Leggings $12.99, Boots by Born size 8 $39, necklace by Hanawear $38

Hometown: Kennewick, WA

Major: Psychology 

Why I chose UP: I love Portland. My hometown is only 3.5 hours away so we come to Portland frequently to shop. Not only that, but something about the school just felt like home. I love the fact that it's a private Catholic school so I am able to grow in my faith as i continue to grow as a person. The sense of community here can't be beat so you never feel like you're alone. 

Favorite coffee shop: I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I do love chai tea! I have yet to discover my new favorite chai place. 

Go to outfit: I love skirts! I have enough skirts to last me over a month. A skirt and a simple black tank top with a different cover up and accessories is super easy to throw on. And dresses are essential for when I'm feeling super lazy but still want to look chic!

 

 

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Girls are wearing for their 2nd outfits:

Carly: Halogen Blouse $14, Faux Fur vest by Loft m/l $22, Boots by Born (9) $44, Denim by James Jeans $44

Chloe: Shirt by Lush, $17, Elevenses Coat $46 (do you see those details!!) Jeans by Madewell

Malika: Sweater by Calvin Klein $22, Denim by Kut $37 and Shoes by Dolce Vita (8.5) $36

Special thanks to Clare Duffy for jumping in and helping us style a few photos and all photographs Taken by Candace Molatore.  Shot on the UP campus. 

 

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10 Sep, 2015

Dress Up In a Wine Shop

One of my favorite things about having a shop in a little community like St. Johns is how easy it is to shop within it for most things I need. Barrique Barrel is the cutest little bottle shop that focuses on bottles of wine under $20. I used to come in and if Lisa, the owner, wasn't in I would smile at her shopgirl Bryce and walk away. Well, not really but it was a little bit like that. Over the past 2 years its hard not to fall in love with Bryce. Her awkwardness is beyond charming and she makes the shop so fun to spend time in!

Last Sunday I asked her to model some new clothing we got in the shop and she was so fun and completely willing to put on anything i handed to her. Here's the outfit that was my favorite look on her and you can look at our insta @consigncouture or the front page of our website to see other looks Bryce modeled. 

I asked her a few questions while we hung out:

How long have you worked at Barrique Barrel?

2 years

What is your favorite beer?

The Duchesse de Bourgogne, a lovely Flemish sour. 

What have you learned working at a bottle shop?

I have learned so much under the tutelage of my fearless leader, Lisa. She has taught me that roses are every bit as delicious as a great bottle of red and that Beyonce can make every day feel like Friday. 

What are you studying at PSU?

Geology- science rocks!

If you could wear anything all day every day what would it be?

My black, flowy, long sleeved romper.

What is your favorite thing to do in the Pacific NW?

Backpacking into the mountains and singing like Maria Von Trapp.

What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?

I love brunch at Authentica. I could never replicate their sauces in a million years and its nice to see breakfast offerings outside french toast and omelettes. The staff is really kind and attentive. 

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Jacket by Walter Denim (s) $24.99, Dress by Anthropologie (4) 24.99 and booties by Franco Sarto (10) $29

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Necklace by Saressa Designs 14K rose gold fill with quartz $48 paid with a Free People cami (2) $24

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28 Aug, 2015

The Internship

A re-cap my of summer work days spent with Madison and Riley, my 2015 summer interns. They are both studying merchandising management at OSU. They had 300 hours to complete work in merchandising, marketing and event planning. I found out on their first day that they had grown up together and basically been friends since 6th grade. This was crazy coincidence I interviewed them separately and picked them out of 7 that had applied --i'd never managed interns who were such close friends. It turned out to be a challenge but also made it so much fun. These girls have a sisterly relationship and seeing them and their secret language they had together made me smile everyday. They both have an amazing heart and sense of humor. They taught me to be honest about what i needed from them. I tend to expect people to just "know" what I want them to do. They showed up on time everyday, were receptive to what I gave them to work on, ate a lot of french fries (actually that's all I saw them eat) and today I'm pretty sad they are going back to school! I saw Maddie ask insightful and tough questions when i had her sit in on a marketing meeting this week. I saw both girls become fantastic photographers. I saw Riley display countless leadership skills and develop initiave when I didn't have something specific for her to work on. They always thanked me for the littlest things. I'm going to miss these crazy girls. 

Highlights from the summer:

They learned how to use a drill and put up and painted 14 new shoe shelves making a way better shoe display for the shop. 

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The girls re-did our jewelry area to streamline the whole selection. 

They stained each piece of wood and Riley's dad cut us out repurposed wood for the actual designer displays. 

The new jewelry wall the girls built

The new jewelry wall the girls built

Maddie dressed up like an emoji!

Maddie dressed up like an emoji!

Fries from Che Cafe!

Fries from Che Cafe!

The 2nd to the last day of their internship I asked the girls who stopped for donuts often if they had ever been to  Pip's . When they said no I had them jump in the car and we headed over to grab a dozen before the shop opened. We were only 7 minutes late opening. 

The 2nd to the last day of their internship I asked the girls who stopped for donuts often if they had ever been to Pip's. When they said no I had them jump in the car and we headed over to grab a dozen before the shop opened. We were only 7 minutes late opening. 

St. Johns Bridge post Ridge trail hike. 

St. Johns Bridge post Ridge trail hike. 

Good Luck Girls! Thank you for choosing Consign Couture to spend your summer at. Love, Tamara

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