Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seth Aaron Henderson cast in Project Runway airing in January 2010





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This dress available at

For me, the up and coming fashion designers are the most fun to celebrate. Why? Because it's more fun to celebrate the true underdog, emerging designers with hidden, true talent that aren't already overexposed in the press. They're in a few select boutiques, possibly have participated in runway shows, but on the greater fashion scene are still considered secrets. Well, maybe until now.

Seth Aaron Henderson is one of those underdog emerging designers that I have in my boutique. He designs fashion with Bettie Page, Marilyn and rockabilly influences, with feminine silhouettes that are full of custom details. But now, he's not much of a secret anymore, since the word is out that he is in the newest season of Project Runway.

Seth Aaron is cast in Project Runway's season 7, airing a few weeks. What makes him stand out? He is one of the designers at the boutique who personally handcrafts each coat or dress he makes. And often he creates the patterns himself, which nowadays is a truly a lost art. Plus he has a heart of gold, so I hope the show's producers portray his genuine sweet side as well as his zany side in the editing process. He lives just over the bridge in Vancouver, just minutes from Portland, OR, (amazingly, there is another cast member from Portland) so the Project Runway lists his residence as Vancouver, WA and his birthplace as San Diego. But since he's been one of my best loved designers since the day I opened my doors, he's all Portland to us. Best wishes Seth!

Go Seth. We are rooting for you!
Here is his audition tape.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suzabelle lovers, this is for you! Up to 40% off on coats.

SUZABELLE. The designer's label is classic glamour. Grace Kelly, tailored looks and feminine silhouttes. Here's your chance to save up to 40% on Suzabelle coats at Anne Bocci Boutique. P.S. It's no wonder Suzabelle was named by Forbes Magazine as the designer to watch.

Suzabelle Lark Coat


Wool Jacket with faux leather buttons and luxe satin lining. Decorative epaulets and button tabs at front, detailed satin piping trim.
50% wool, 50% viscose

* now 35% OFF $184.00
* Now $184.00 at Anne Bocci Boutique
Please compare prices, this Lark Coat is $276-$292 on other sites

Greenstreet Coat
Greenstreet is an ultrasoft wool coat with pewter buttons and buckle. Collar ban be worn 3 ways. Luxe satin lining. Decorative contrast creme stitching.
$297 now 35% OFF
Suzabelle is now 35% off at Anne Bocci Boutique

Suzabelle Cinema Coat
Monica stopped by the boutique and is looking smart is this chocolate-hued Suzabelle Cinema Coat.
Cinema Coat with bow closure at collar, swoop front pockets, contrast topstitching. Brass buttons and belt links.

Fabric Content: 52% polyester, 48% wool
Color: cocoa
Measures 33" from shoulder
$297 now 35% OFF
Lower Price at Anne Bocci Boutique
Please compare prices, on other websites and stores this coat is: $297.00

Suzabelle Windsor Trench Coat
This plaid Windsor coat is smart and comfortable. The neck detail is classic and the brass domed buttons show the designers attention to every little detail.
Think soft Pendleton yet with a designer twist. This Suzabelle wool flannel coat has a luxe satin lining. Deep front patch pockets and fold-over collar.
now 40% OFF

Lower Price at Anne Bocci Boutique
Please compare prices: $292.00 on other sites

Holiday SALE going on now through December 25
FREE "Crab Won Ton" appetizer at the Portland's premier

The Benson Hotel.
Simply show your Anne Bocci Boutique receipt now through Christmas Eve in The Benson Hotel's lovely lobby Palm Court .

To see more independent artists, emerging designers, and other designer clothing, jewelry and handbags, why not mosey on over to see my website. Come on, I double-dare you. :)
Anne Bocci Boutique

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The best gift of all...


The best gift of all is:

sharing time. loved ones. friends. sipping.
making a toast. clinking glasses. tearing up.
burping. dressing up. staring at the fire.
twinkling lights. dressing down. staying warm.

Remember that spending time with loved ones is the most cherished gift of all.
Happy Holidays.
Love anne

Photo: Anne Bocci Boutique
Art Deco cranberry 100% silk charmeuse dress at Anne Bocci Boutique. Bias cut that flows on the body. Hand sewn in Portland. Designer: Amai Unmei.
Oil Painting: Mark Larsen.

12 days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza


In collaboration with The Benson Hotel
Why not celebrate the season with your family at Portland's quintessential hotel, The Benson Hotel. Now through Christmas Eve, customers of Anne Bocci Boutique in Multnomah Village, will receive a complimentary Crab Won Ton appetizer just by showing their receipt from Anne Bocci Boutique at The Benson Hotel's Palm Court in their magnificent lobby.

'Tis the Season..
Relax in the Benson's Palm Court after holiday shopping. Their delicious Happy Hour menu is available every night from 4pm to 6pm and 9pm to close. Warm up with a hot buttered rum, enjoy crab dip, oysters or sushi rolls. Take in the lights, the 20 foot tree and the gingerbread display.