Dreamy Equestrian

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jenessa Cintron

This month's Dreamy Equestrian window features a stunning collaboration by Joanna Chattman and Scout Cuomo, and a few borrowed pieces from our friends at Stone Pony Farm.​ In keeping with our theme of storytelling this year at Ode, we've been fascinated by the idea of spirit animals, who guide us on our journey through life as we create our own story. Inspired by the horse, we strive to be fearless and strong of heart. We continue to draw inspiration from all around us, especially the natural world.

Staff Selection by Jenessa: Sunset on the Coast

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Jenessa Cintron

All in the Trim: The Valli top from Rory Beca just arrived. It has an airy vintage look for day and modern breezy feel for night.

Tried and True: Leather gladiator sandals by Akis are handmade perfection. And the stone washed denim from Joe's Jeans will be your go-to all summer. 

Shoulder Dusters: The Sora earrings by The Ghost Dancer are my go-to summer earrings. They are a perfect balance of neutrals mixed with a pop of turquoise. 

Precise Cut-Outs: This beautiful cognac tote by Stela 9 is your catch-all carry-along. I love the Mexicana clutch by Cleobella. It reminds me of the papel picado banners that make every place more festive and fun.

Staff Selection by Jess: Back Stage Beauty

Posted on June 07, 2014 by Jess Dupuis

Studded & Stunning: The Leoni Handbag.  This bag not only is 100% Leather but has the most incredible detail and is handmade in the USA.  Lined, inner pocket, adjustable wide shoulder strap--soft, studded, and stunning!   Plus my favorite skinny jeans--you can never go wrong. 


The Full Brim:  Pair outfits to complement your most prized accessories.  My favorite Lila Rice Disc Hoops and the Rita Hat.  (shop here at


Long & Layered:  My favorite necklaces from Ode. Semi-precious stones, ethically made, edgy and feminine. (shop here at 


Full Circle:  Pair with your favorite graphic tee and you are ready for the show! Shop the full ensemble here!

Lace Trim, Cut Offs, and a Brim

Posted on June 03, 2014 by Jenessa Cintron


Top by Graham and Spencer

Shorts by Joe's Jeans

Calleen Cordero sandals. Hat Attack fedora. K/LLER Collection Mini Springbok horn earrings.



Rhiannon Griego of The Ghost Dancer

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Jenessa Cintron

Rhiannon Griego 

They say beauty begets beauty, which is why it makes total sense that Ghost Dancer jewelry comes from designer Rhiannon Griego. She is a total dream...and her jewelry line is the product of that dream. Hand-beaded fringe necklaces and earrings with a tribal vibe. We asked Rhiannon to share a little about what inspired her creations:

Rhiannon's workspace: where the beauty begins.

Ghost Dancer necklace. [Photo by Joanna Chattman]

How did this idea begin? 
Ghost Dancer was an unexpected journey I had not intended to walk. I was studying western herbalism and working on a line of cordials and elixirs when I met my friend Leslie Crow. Leslie is the original founder of Heyoka Leather and one afternoon, Leslie, my friend Neal and I were all sitting in a circle making little leather goods with beads and feathers. I enjoyed myself so much I decided to go to the trading post and pick up some more items and make my own adornments. I began wearing my jewelry out and friends began to order their own pieces. After the name Ghost Dancer came to me in a dream, the vision began to take place and here I am. 

Where the dream happens.

What are your 5 most listened to songs?
Tough one there as music reflects my mood and my mood is reflective upon the music. The seasons control the sound of my music musings as well but I'd say: Woman of 1000 Years and Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac, Reins by Chelsea Wolfe, Wooden Ships by Crosby Stills & Nash, and No Quarter by Led Zeppelin. I'll have to include White Lakes by Deaf Center, too as it's been on repeat for months when I find myself creatively stuck.

One (or two) things every woman should have in her closet?
Jaw dropping lingerie and a silk dress she can wear with any cowboy boots.

What's your favorite line from a movie, song, or book?
The last line from the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "Till human voices wake us..."

If you were a piece of clothing, what would it be and what color/pattern?
I'd probably be a lace slip of black silk from the early 1930's with handmade lace of the most exquisite kind, somewhat faded in color but durable and timeless.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Just let it go--It's one of the hardest concepts to put into action but when one can practice that, everything just floats right on through and brings you to the present moment of gratitude for it all.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
This happens at least once a week. Laughter is my favorite medicine and crying from laughing so hard is what keeps me sane. 

The artist in her element.

What are your plans for the future?
Summer is almost here and I'm yearning to step out of the Urban life and head for the rivers and evergreens of Oregon. I'm quite a workaholic if one could say what I do is work, so I am focusing on having a lot of fun and sharing creative collaborative time with friends up in Portland for the summer. My latest medium of textile work is my focus so I intend on taking my loom out to the coast of Oregon, setting it in the sand and weaving with the ocean as my muse.