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Zara Seattle Westlake Opening (Pictures)

February 13, 2014
Zara downtown Seattle vip

Thursday, February 12, 2014 ZARA, Westlake Seattle
Although tomorrow is the official opening of Zara Westlake, a select few were invited to check out the store before the public. Here’s a few shots of the opening.

Photo:Brandon Foy, Travis Wals and Antonio Smith
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A few shots of the Mens collection.

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Personally, I’m glad to see another store like ZARA come to downtown Seattle because I feel like it gives shoppers more options for ready-to-wear off the runway apparel and also now I don’t have to travel to Vancouver, BC to purchase their clothes.

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Early Spring Portland Events

February 11, 2014
Zeus cafe

Portland Jazz festival (Feb 20-Mar 2, 2014) www.pdxjazz.com
Every February, the nationally renowned Portland Jazz Festival is celebration of jazz, Black History Month and the rich history in the city of Portland. The festival offers dozens of ways to experience jazz, including performances both paid and free, lectures, films, exhibitions and jam sessions.

Dining Month (March 2014) www.downtownportland.org
This month long event continues to grow every year with participating restaurant across Portland serving up 3 course dinners for $29.

Toast March 2014 www.oregondistillersguild.org
Presented by the Oregon Distillers Guild, Toast is the International Craft Spirits Revival and gives visitors a chance to taste from a wide variety of more tun 150 spirits from across the NorthWest.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival (March 28- May 4, 2014) www.woodenshoe.com
Each spring ,the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival blooms in a fantastic show of color. The farms’ tulip varieties are aanged differently every year in new patterns covering over 40 acres.

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Seattle to Portland video #PDXAntonio

February 10, 2014
#pdxnow video

This video is fast paced first person view of my travels from Seattle to Portland and back again. Thanks to TravelPortland.com, Amtrak Cascades, and Timbuk2 for helping me out with this project. I’ve provided links to pretty much everything I did while I was in Portland. Some things on this list will be in the video and some not. Frankly, there were too many things to put in the #PDXAntonio video so decided this way would be best. For additional #PDXAntonio photos. I hope you Enjoy!

Where did I stay

The Ace Hotel

What I did

Portland Aerial Tram
Bike rental- from The Ace Hotel (Free for people who are staying at hotel)
Imogene + Willie
Powell’s bookstore
Pendleton
Tanner Goods

Where I ate

Boxer Ramen
Clyde Common
Mothers bistro
Byways Cafe
Blue Star Donuts
Stumptown Coffee
Heart Coffee

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RAW Artist walkthrough and Vlog

February 5, 2014
Raw Seattle

February 3rd, was the first walk through for RAW Seattle at the Showbox Theater. During the RAW walk through, submitting artist got a idea of how they are going to present their talents, take head shots and do artist video interviews.

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These pictures were taken at Brooke Westlund art studio across the street from the Showbox Theater.

Tickets for the show can be purchased here tickets

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Portland Style interview with Bob Davis

February 3, 2014
#PDXANTONIO

During my journeys walking around downtown portland, I found some time to interview the experienced Bob Davis, about Portland style and how people put things together. Bob Davis can be at imogene + willie, located right outside the pearl district (Downtown Portland’s shopping area).

Who are you and how long have you been in the Portland fashion scene?
My name is Bob Davis. I have lived in portland almost 8 years. I moved here to direct and buy for a local apparel retailer so I have been in the scene from the start.

How would you define your personal style?
I would define my style as a mix of classic, casual, vintage inspired. My foundation is a tee shirt, boots and jeans, then i build from there.

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How would you describe the Portland fashion scene?
The portland fashion scene is as diverse as the residents but inspired by 3 distinct influences; the outdoors(think patagonia), sport(think nike) and rugged individualism(think filson).

In your opinion are there any trends shoppers should be looking out for?
In general I am seeing a DIY, mashup of vintage, rugged outdoor and tailored suiting. Also wool is important, fashionable technical outerwear, boots and denim.

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All pictures were taken at imogene + willie

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What’s in my bag? (#PDXANTONIO)

January 30, 2014
outfit list pdxnow

Here’s a visual cheat sheet of all the things I’m bringing with me to Portland. #PDXANTONIO.

1. Timbuk2 Avaiator travel bag
2. Olympus om-d e-m5
3. Levi’s Selvage Chambray Work Shirt
4. Club Monaco stripe crew
5. Levi’s dark denim
6. Levi’s black denim
7. Blackwell trading co boot
8. South Lake Union Umbrella
9. Timbuk2 coffee cup
10. Macbook Pro
11. GoPro pole
12. Wool Scarf
13. Sunglasses
14. gopro hero 3 black

#PDXAntonio

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Seattle to Portland #PDXANTONIO

January 29, 2014
#PDXNow

Great news!

Tomorrow, I go on a train adventure from Seattle to Portland sponsored by TravelPortland.com, Amtrak Cascades and Timbuk2. If you remember, a few weeks back I introduced you all to the Portland Express. The Portland Express is a special train that rides from Vancouver, Canada to Eugene, Oregon. This is a unique Amtrak train and has been completely redesigned to give you the Portland experience. This experience includes newly upholstered seats, art, food and beverages from beloved Portland retailers.

Starting tomorrow I will be recording video, live tweeting and blogging my way through this two-day adventure in Portland. Who knows exactly what I’ll be seeing but if you have any suggestions please tweet them or message to me. You can follow the hashtag #PDXANTONIO OR #PDXNOW for coverage.

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Travel Essentials: The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack

January 27, 2014
Timbuk2 Aviator hike

I like my travel bags to have both style and ample capacity. The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack is the essential bag to take with you for small out town getaways or quick weekend trips. One of my favorite qualities about this bag is the rain fly bag covering attached which gives it a bit of ruggedness during those wet days and protects your mobile devices like laptops, cameras, or mobile phones.

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What are the features?

    *Rain fly for soggy days live in its own dedicated pocket.
    *20″ (28.5L) ample capacity can be carried on.
    *Laptop pocket fits up to 17″ MacBook Pro
    *Converts from suitcase to backpack with stowaway padded straps and removable hip belt.
    *Expandable top compartment for quarantining shoes and toiletries.
    *Full-zip opening main compartment provides the easy access of a duffel.
    *Two external zip pockets for smartphone, wallet, and passport.
    *Fabric reinforced tarpaulin and durable nylon fabric construction.
    *External compression straps for cinching or expanding.
    *Padded, ventilated back panel for a comfy, dry carry.

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I am a featured RawArtist!

January 25, 2014
RAW Seattle

Good news everyone!!! I’ve submitted my Tokyo: Through my Lens video to RawArtist.org and I was accepted to represent Seattle’s RAW film talent.

On February 27th, RAW will be holding their season premiere showcase at The Showbox Market. This showcase will feature spectacular underground Seattle artists in categories such as dance, music, hair, fashion, and film. If you would like to buy tickets to support me please buy your tickets through my individual link: http://www.rawartists.org/antoniocdsmith

P.S. The link to purchase is on the top middle of my profile page, right above my video.

RawArtist.org is international community made up of creative individuals across to the world to provide exposure to independent artists with the tools, resources needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. Check out their bio video for more details about RAW.

Details: RAW: natural born artists – “Awakening”

The Showbox Market

http://www.rawartists.org/antoniocdsmith

February 27th

Tickets: $15 online $20 at the Door

 

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GoPro Hero 3

January 20, 2014

So I recently bought a new toy, the GoPro Hero 3. The GoPro Hero 3 is a mini camera that provides 30fps built-in wifi and resolutions up to 4k. I will be definitely be using it in future video so I wanted to give it a quick test run out at the beach in Seattle, WA.

http://youtu.be/dj-_LqLCjuYopro hero 3