Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside.

Maryanne is so happy wearing her new Suzabelle Fremont Jacket.
The coat looks so darling on her, and she was so happy when we got in her size after selling out, just in time for these nippy winter days. But what wouldn't look good on her...she's lovely.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here's to new beginnings...

Yay! It's almost a new year.

I don't know why, but this particular year, more so than ANY other year, I have absolute faith that it's a time of hope, optimism and fresh beginnings.

Maybe it's because I need it, and I want it so.

So, here's to 2009. Cheers. I'm raising my glass high.

And, I have in these NEW, stunning, one-of-a-kind dresses from independent designer, Alyse Rađenović.

She is the amazingly creative designer behind Alesheva, one of my favorite couture dress designers.

All of these artisan dresses are in the boutique. They are $120 and truly pieces of wearable art.

Happy new year, my friends.

Please give a hug to every friend you know.

See you. My glass is raised high.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mac and Jac

This is the coat that I keep getting phone orders on.
Let's see, I've shipped this off to Virgina, Connecticut, and California.
It's a darling winter-white jacket, double-breasted, honeycomb weave with big black buttons, made by Mac & Jac.

Mac & Jac ivory coat, $179.

To see more, mosy on over to

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Isn't she the most darling girl?

She's one of my gorgeous customers wearing my new Mac & Jac coat, $189.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas around here in Portland, Oregon.

Stay warm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Psst Santa...

Santa, here's just a little hint.
And the best part is that all these fabulous gifts are on sale BEFORE December 25.

Barcelona Scarf
An homage to the genius of Prada, this dip dyed embroidered and sequined scarf evokes the understated elegance of the master. The work is delicate yet highly unique with gunmetal sequins contrasting with sparkly beads.
13" x 60" Rayon georgette with embroidery
$48 ON SALE! $26

Adrienne is darling in this Kensie coat with grosgrain ribbon. Mention this blog and take $30 off!

Beaded Sash
Mogul-inspired beading-- an elegant waist treatment.
2" x 70"
$85 ON SALE! $43

Lacy Crochet Scarf
Soft mohair is crocheted into a lacy ruffle to tuck into your coat or wrap around your neck.
7.5" x 50" x 6196" acrylic mohair
$48 ON SALE! $26
Garnet (shown) or black

Paisley Embroidery Sac
Delicate embroidery is paired with coated cotton. With soft handles, magnetic snap closure, zipped interior and cell phone pockets.
13" x 11" embroidered, coated cotton tote
$40 ON SALE! $26

Nina Bossi Fine Leather Handbags
$189 SALE $159 plus FREE SHIPPING in the US
Material: Calfskin
Size: 11" x 10" x 2"
Linear inches: 23"
Weight: 2 lbs , 8 oz
# Zip top entry
# Fabric lining
# Interior wall zipper pocket, slide pocket and cell phone pocket
# Exterior flap pocket
# Adjustable long strap
# Silver hardware

Nina Bossi Fine Leather Handbags
$220 SALE $189 Plus FREE shipping in the US
Material: Crunch Leather

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Happy Holidays,
Wishing you a new year filled with health, peace, joy and love.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

21 ways to make her smile...

Here are some original ideas sure to bring a smile...
and I ship anywhere in the United States, with love.

Monday, October 27, 2008

November Art Show: Paper Mask Sculpture by Phillip Valdez

Photo above: Elisa and Phillip.

Here are photos of the current art show at Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery.
Portland artist, Phillip Valdez, debuts his paper mask sculptures.
Each intricate mask headdress is painstakingly hand-cut and glued from 160 lb. bond paper.
Thank you Elisa Lazo de Valdez for taking these photos.

Elisa Lazo de Valdez's photography is featured in the upstairs boutique.

This Mac & Jac ivory coat is JUST IN and selling fast, $179, to see more, mosy on over to

A bit of Francois Hardy, just because.

Be well and vote... okay?

Monday, October 20, 2008

NEW independent designer: Aelisheva Couture at Anne Bocci Boutique

When the plain brown box was delivered to my boutique, I had two customers in the dressing room. I carried the box downstairs and said, "If you'd like to see some new couture dresses I just got in, we can open the box together." Well, within minutes, three of the nine dresses had been sold.

"Alyse and Sanja use different materials in a single garment, so no piece is just one kind of thing. Wools, with knits, with lace and sheers. Each dress could be framed and hung on the wall."
- Anne Bocci

"Aelisheva makes haute couture beautiful and affordable"
- Spork Fashion

"A fabulous collection replete with class, elegance, sophistication and originality"
- The Inside Scoop

"A wearable art project... beautiful and minimal"
- Fashion Frenzy

Aelisheva is Sanja Zivka Jovanovic and Alyse Radenovic
photography is by Hisae Aihara and Tom Weis
mannequin photos by the designers

Each one-of-a-kind artisan dress is $120

To see more independent, not mass-produced fashion at my boutique, see:

See you,