A lined leather bag is hard to come by. An affordable one to boot? Even harder. Recently, Scarlet and I were turned on to Portland-based bag company, Mo&Co Bags, and what started out as a simple case of handbag love, quickly progressed into a fulfilling collaborative project. I was brought on to style their most recent Fall Lookbook,”True Blue”, and it went down in history as one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever called “work”.
We’ve all spent an afternoon galavanting around Portland’s NW 23rd district, shopping the local boutiques and making pit stops for ice cream and cappuccinos. And while you can plan your little heart out for a photoshoot to read as real as the last time you met your girlfriends on a sunny afternoon, you can’t be sure that your intention will strike with the same effortlessness. Sometimes however, life decides to be really amazing and throw talented, creative people your way and you end up making one big, beautiful day out of it, no sweat! And in this case, a really awesome Lookbook too!
Big thanks to Lacey, who was the heartbeat of this project and Sarah, the amazing photographer. Stephanie was our lovely muse and hanging with her was like meeting an old friend. (Those laughs and smiles are real folks!) Ecovibe Apparel lent us their shop as our home base that day, along with plenty of clothing and accessories to play with! And Valerie was the ultimate bag-schlepping, I’ll-wait-in-line for you, right hand gal. I couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of this project, and to have made friends with these awesome ladies!
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In the words of the lovely ladies at Mo&Co…