QC Loves || Bridge & Burn F/W 2012

17/12/2012 § 1 Comment

A gorgeous little love note to New York, Bridge & Burn‘s Fall/Winter 2012 short by Monica Reyes makes me want to bundle up in Erik Prowell’s amazing collection and take an extra long walk around the city.  I’ve long been a fan of this Portland-based brand that effortlessly mixes just the right amounts of ruggedness, prep and menswear detailing, and Fall/Winter 2012 has definitely proven to be no exception to this rule.

Be sure to visit Bridge & Burn.

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Summer Classics {Bridge & Burn Spring/Summer 2012}

02/07/2012 § 3 Comments

The spring/summer Bridge & Burn girl is little bit preppy, a little bit tomboyish, but she also fancies having a few pretty dresses on hand.  With a healthy serving of stripes and a dandy pair of red camp shorts, I’m loving the collection’s easy breezy classic feel for the warmer months, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise.  You might recall I’ve talked about how much I like Erik Prowell’s menswear-influenced designs for women in the past (exhibit 1, exhibit 2), and this solid offering of timeless, wearable pieces is no exception to that rule.  It all needs to get in my closet with a quickness…

Rae Linen Shirt Dress.

Columbiaknit Cardigan in Navy Stripe.

Grebe Linen Navy Pin Stripe dress.

Warbler Khaki jacket
Finch Navy linen shirt
Kite Twill Crimson camp shorts

Castle khaki jacket.

Kinglet shift dress.

Photos by Natasha Estelle Djuhandi.

Autumn is Calling {Bridge and Burn Fall/Winter 2011}

02/12/2011 § Leave a comment

I first mentioned Bridge and Burn in my recap of (capsule) women’s in September and in the months since then I have become an even bigger fan of designer and founder Erik Prowell’s work.  Prowell has a knack for designing clothes I want to live in on the weekends and take on vacation.  His latest offering for the Fall/Winter 2011 season has me all kinds of obsessed, so I of course I wanted to share it with you.

Aesthetically, Bridge and Burn FW11 has me thinking of the military, of the outdoors, of hunting and of the Pacific Northwest.  Yes, yes, yes, and yes.  I love Prowell’s use of contrast linings and his exacting attention to detail, not to mention the obvious menswear influences that he carries over from his equally awesome Bridge and Burn menswear collection.

My favorites from Bridge and Burn Fall/Winter 2011:

The Librarian bomber in charcoal.

The Quin waxed cotton coat in olive.

The Stanton jacket in grey.

The Colter shirtdress in natural.

The Rider popover in red plaid.

Me in the Rider.  Love!

If you love Bridge and Burn as much as I do, I suggest you move quickly as I’ve noticed some choice items are starting to sell out.

Field Notes: (capsule) womens

20/09/2011 § 2 Comments

Dropped by (capsule) womens this weekend and was pleased to get an early look at what S/S 2012 has in store for the ladies.  While it does feel slightly strange to be looking at shorts when it’s just getting to be sweater weather, I’m definitely not complaining.  Let’s get real.  As always, (capsule) provided the opportunity to catch up with familiar brands (and faces) and make a few new discoveries as well.

Penfield. Love the color and clasp.

Species by the Thousands.  Magnified chic.

Wm. J. Mills & Co.  Lovely ladylike options.

Vintage Mills labels.

Made Me: Schott Perfecto x Liberty London lining

In God We Trust.  Lady bowties, cufflinks.

Cheeky hand-inscribed flask.

Bridge and Burn.  Through the menswear blogs, I was already aware of Bridge and Burn, but I didn’t know they also designed for women.  Display a distinct menswear influence, factor in a very well-placed use of contrast (linings, waistbands, zippers) and copiously use navy, red, stripes and plaid, and I’m pretty much sold.  I want it all.  Was also very pleased to chat up owner/designer Erik Prowell.

Bliss Lau. The Fathom.  In. Love.
The Fathom is a double ring that can be worn together or separately.
That gorgeous purple stone is a gem called “Viking’s Compass.”

Worn by designer Bliss Lau herself.  Can we talk about that amaze manicure?

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