Meet our August customer of the month: Annie! This loyal customer and vibrant personality knows how to accessorize and embraces the casual-cool Portland look. Our house stylists had a lot of fun styling this shop favorite in some of Adorn’s newest pieces for fall.
Q: Have you always lived in Portland? If not, where do you call home and what brought you here?
A: I have not always lived in Portland, but I do consider Northeast Portland to be home.
Q: How do you like to spend your personal time?
A: Traveling, trying new restaurants, and home-bodying with my husband. I also enjoy ceramics, playing with my dog, happy hours with friends, and reading lots of short stories and novels.
Q: What are some professional and/or personal pursuits that you are passionate about?
A: I am privileged to be a registered nurse and work at a bustling federally-qualified health center a few blocks away from Adorn on Division. I am passionate about harm reduction and unconditional positive regard. I am also passionate about art and design – I’m currently loving making ceramic art objects.
Q: How did you first hear about Adorn?
A: A friend brought me in – the ever stylish Kirsten!
Q: What do you love most about Adorn?
A: Easily the people. Fun, personal, warm and highly service oriented. I love you guys!
Q: What is your favorite Adorn piece?
A: Usually my most recent acquisition. Right now, a tie between my red Calou clogs and Mariella Pilato turquoise pendant.
Q: A trend you are loving for this season?
A: Clogs? I never stop with them, but I hear it’s a trend for fall. Is it? For summer, I love all the cotton gauze and double gauze people are using.
Q: Where do you get your style inspiration?
A: I get inspired by street style, contemporary art & design, and iconic artists and celebrities of the 1950s through the 1970s.
Q: What is your favorite article of clothing from your closet?
A: Least worn (and most treasured) is a long, hooded, deep navy mohair coat my husband gave me. It’s gorgeous. I was told by the salesman it would be fine to wear in the rain — which it’s not of course. Mohair!
Q: Favorite denim fit?
A: MOTHER high-waist. Done.
Q: Goofiest fashion trend you have participated in?
A: Around ’89 or ’90, one white loafer paired with one black loafer… Unless lace-trimmed biker shorts under boxers beat that!
Q: Heels or flats?
A: Flats with a lift.
Q: What did your wedding dress look like?
A: My wedding dress was cocktail length with a boned bodice and flouncy skirt.
Q: What are your three must-have items on any vacation?
A: Over the swimsuit – a short gauze muumuu. Lots of sunscreen. Lots of books.
We love to learn more about our loyal customers! Thanks Annie for being our August Customer of the Month and sharing your style with us!