We’re so impressed with the results of Eden jewelry designer Jesseca McCloskey’s collaboration with Anja Verdugo of Clever Nettle and model / stylist Laura Jane Walker! The photos in the Jesseca Anne Lookbook completely embody the spirit of Jesseca Anne jewelry: dark, opulent, slightly witchy, with a heavy art deco influence. Needless to say, we couldn’t be happier to offer Jesseca Anne jewelry at Eden!
Love what you see? You can shop the full collection here.
You can also read Eden’s interview with Jesseca about her jewelry designs and creative process here.
Day-after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping can be a stressful endeavor, even when you do your part to avoid the big box stores with their crazy door-busting deals by shopping at local businesses. Eden is participating in the Little Boxes event this year, joining forces with over 70 Portland businesses to present a better model for Black Friday.
The perks of participating in Little Boxes are many-fold: a raffle for dozens of primo prizes (you can enter at every Little Box you visit,) plus get 10% off if you show a receipt from a Little Box while making a purchase at a second Little Box.
To simplify shopping and inspire original gift-giving, we’re issuing a seven-part gift guide for everyone on your list.
First up: members of your immediate, nuclear family.
The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Art of Alan Aldridge – This volume charts notorious design guru Alan Aldridge’s 40-year career, including some of his best and most famous artwork.
Carly works next door to Eden at Porch Light (as well as Porch Light Mississippi, right down the street from our sister store Flutter.) She’s also a close friend of ours. As C. was browsing Eden last week, she picked out a few absolute favorite items from the shop:
1. Five o’clock au gingembre: This Serge Lutens perfume reminds Carly of cozy afternoons, tea-drinking and her grandmother (in the most lovely way possible.) Dark, complex and elegant, this scent wears differently on everyone who tries it, reminding some of lemons, some of ginger and some of something else entirely. Order yourself a bottle here.
2. Vintage Japanese kimono: Soft white cranes printed across a bold red background make this the most elegant dressing gown or robe a lady could hope to own. These one-of-a-kind kimonos were handmade in the 1940s and are in the most remarkable condition – ready for another lifetime of wear. See more styles here.
3. Jan Michaels earrings: San Francisco designer Jan Michaels re-imagines Art Nouveau designs in her costume jewelry line. This particular pair are ladylike, demure and classic enough to wear for almost any occasion. More Art Nouveau interpretations here.
4. Vintage Bolivian blanket: These blankets are vintage deadstock from Bolivia. The thick weave and bright colors make these ideal for use as a rug, or a throw – particularly cozy during the many winter hours Carly plans to spend in front of her fireplace at home. More information about these blankets here.
5. Rizzo: Shop kitty Rizzo is not available to take home, but she is always delighted to receive visitors at Eden! (Even if she might happen to be snoozing when they stop by…) You can most frequently find her resting on one of the vintage casino chairs at the front desk, or on her current favorite rug or piece of furniture.
Winter is near and holidays are nigh! Ready your house and home for guests, celebration and merriment with a little ornamentation. Eden hosts a curated collection of the most opulent ornaments… swing by the shop to pick up a treasure for your tree!
We haven’t before highlighted a selection of our favorite blogs here on our shop blog but it seems like high time that we did! With the launch of our new website, we’re sponsoring a few blogs that we absolutely love reading – and hope you will too. Get the scoop:
Honey Kennedy: written by our friend Jen McCabe, the blog Honey Kennedy consists of a remarkably well-curated collection of all things beautiful. With Jen’s help, we feel like the first (well, second) to know about top-of-the-line beauty products, darling European childrens’ clothing, eclectic (and enviable) housewares and stunning travel locales we wish we could go to this instant (plus, Jen makes some awesome playlists.) Right now, Jen is hosting an amazing Eden giveaway on her blog – click here for details!
Clever Nettle: Anja Verdugo is Clever Nettle‘s mistress and the blog hosts a mix of Anja’s photography, clothing designs, vintage clothes and accessories, snapshots of life in Portland, and various fashion inspirations. Anja has a great eye for style and new design and a charming sense of humor to go along! This multi-talented lady also took some beautiful behind the scenes photos at our recent Look Book shoot; if you haven’t seen them yet, take a look!
SF Girl By Bay: Victoria Smith keeps this blog, which focuses on all varieties of design (a number of talented ladies working in the field of design also contribute). SF Girl By Bay features posts on an array of topics including photography, fashion, food and drink, vintage and interior design. Each and every one of Victoria’s posts is really inspiring, and her blog helps us out every time we’re looking for a little pretty pick-me-up.
Design Is Mine: Summer Allen, the woman behind Design is Mine is near and dear to us – in fact, you may find her on weekends behind the front desk at our sister store, Flutter. Even better, Summer also keeps Flutter’s shop blog. Design is Mine highlights everything from color-themed collections and images of inspiration to eye-catching flickr photos, thoughts-of-the-day, and more.
Hannah and Landon: Written by Hanna Metz and Landon Metz, Hannah and Landon shares a collection of the darling couple’s dreamy photography, abstract artwork, sweet vintage-inspired outfit posts, and more. Hannah and Landon live in New York City. Hannah is also the co-founder of The Loved One, a vintage-inspired lingerie collection that has been heating up the internet since its launch in 2009.