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!
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.
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
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.
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.
All pictures were taken at imogene + willie
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
14. gopro hero 3 black
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.
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.
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.
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
Tickets: $15 online $20 at the Door
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
Mixing patterns can sometimes leave the most skilled style expert filled with anxiety. Polka dot, plaid or stripes mixed together the wrong way can lead to a absolute mess but done correctly, it can lead to genius!
One tip that I’ve learned in mixing patterns is to think “small and big”. Small patterns like polka dots on the inside and big and bold patterns on the outside. Here are two examples on how you could layer mixed patterns.
Photos taken at Ian shop
TOKYO: Through my lens, is a visual documentary of my experiences in Tokyo, Japan. This video covers my 5 days and 4 nights of colorful discovery and adventure.