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In a city bursting with creativity and excitement, it’s only fitting that to photographer and fashion blogger Sam Landreth, Portland is home. “I’m usually on a trip somewhere, I’m frequently overdressed and I just turned 20,” says the stylish traveler Sam herself, who isn’t too bothered by the Portland winters. “In the winter time here in Oregon, it doesn’t get terribly cold, but I think having a few good chunky knit sweaters, scarves and turtlenecks are key. An assortment of comfy coats and jackets in different colors to accommodate all other pieces I feel are important for winter as well.” Always a fashion icon among her friend group, it was them who often asked why she didn’t start a fashion blog. “All of my friends asked me why I didn’t have a fashion blog and I didn’t really have a good reason, so I just went for it! I love it and how it comes naturally, so once I got it started I ran with it, and now here I am!” She finds herself gathering pieces to showcase on her blog from all over, but she does have a few key favorite places to look. “I love ZARA, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Free People and Nordstrom, to name a few. ZARA always has the best velvet, which is probably my favorite material of all time. They have a separate page on their website just for it. Definitely my kind of brand. My all-time favorite piece is probably this cardigan I have from Free People. I am wearing it more often than not – it’s so comfy and pretty and goes with everything!” In the last year, Sam has gotten to see some pretty amazing places, with one in particular being her favorite. “Alaska! Getting to see Denali on a little 12-seater plane was the most incredible thing.” Even though she gets to travel the world, she always finds herself loving home the most, especially when it comes to the food. “I’ve been to roughly 33 states and out of all of them (including New York, California and Illinois) there isn’t a state with more amazing food than Oregon. There are just so many restaurants and they are all consistently amazing. Por Que No for Mexican is great, Ken’s Artisan Pizza is my favorite pizza place on the planet and has the best caesar salad and Gino’s Restaurant is the best Italian and has amazing clams and mussels. Ken’s Artisan Bakery has the best macaroons I’ve had in years and my favorite cheddar ale soup. I am very enthusiastic about Portland’s food!” For 2017, Sam has some exciting plans. “I’m currently working on some things for Schwinn Bikes, TOMS, Men’s Wearhouse, Sorel and some other clothing brands and such!” To live the life you’ve always dreamed, it takes work. As for Sam, she’s got a piece of advice. “Don’t let fear hold you back; you have to take risks and live uncomfortably for a little while to get where you want to be.”

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izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

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