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,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Françoise Hardy's new biography is on the way

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Save On Suzabelle and Mac & Jac. Yay Brooklyn!

A super nice woman in New York emailed me the other day. She said she had been in a little boutique in Brooklyn, and had tried on the Suzabelle red Ballard coat and ivory Phaedra dress. She fell in love with the indie-designed pieces there but the prices were a bit too high. She came home, did a little search on Google for "Suzabelle Ballard coat" and my website or blog came up, and guess what...? My prices were $86 dollars less on the two pieces she wanted. She emailed me and ordered what she had just tried on.

And I'm not sure about the taxes in New York, if it's around 7% I calculated she saved an additional $35, so she saved $118 just by researching. I just mailed her package out. Horray.
I'm happy that she is happy. And I adore selling Suzabelle coats and dresses. Suzie is a sweetheart and her collection is stunning. The red Suzabelle Ballard Coat was originally $348, now $298 at Anne Bocci Boutique in Portland, Oregon.

And so...I just made up this coupon for my new blog readers...out there in Brooklyn, Des Moines, or even Chattanooga. Or maybe this is for you, Ndugu.
Blog readers...Really, I made this postcard, just for you. Take $20 off on Suzabelle, Mac & Jac and Sophia Visonti handbags. Really. Really. Ndugu, if you are reading this, I understand, if you don't comment. Really.

More views of this darling Mac & Jac Houndstooth coat, $179

Mac & Jac wool coat, $199 -$20 coupon = $179

Mac & Jac wool coat, $199

Sophia Visconti Leather Handbag Original $170, now $139 -$20 coupon = $119

"Live a Little" leather swing jacket in a leopard print, $169

Mac & Jac ivory coat, $179 and no sales tax!

I hope to offer the lowest prices of any boutique. Often $50 below on coat and jackets from Suzabelle. And I'll ship your package fast, with love.
Just visit my site: and email me to purchase:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Party this friday, October 3, 2008

You're invited to sip and shmooze this Friday night at my boutique and gallery.
It's a party for Phillip Valdez and Elisa Lazo de Valdez.
Two truly remarkable artists.
Please join us.