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2018 Spring Collection

Introducing a.ell design's 2018 Spring Collection!  This collection combines romantic silhouettes with island-inspired prints to create a unique ready to wear line. As always, we chose eco-friendly fabrics such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton that are great for your body, and our earth! Each piece in this collection was thoughtfully created in our Portland atelier.  View new collection here!

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Virginia King, Portland Photographer

Virginia King, Portland Photographer We had the opportunity to interview one of our featured artists in the Portland store, Virginia (Ginger) King. Ginger is a photographer originally from upstate New York.  She first moved to Portland, OR in 2001. After spending some time in the good old Northwest, Ginger relocateted to Germany in 2008, where she was able to take amazing pictures! Recently she has moved back to Portland, and now we at a.ell design and atelier, are able to feature her wonderful works of art! So without further ado, let us start the interview! a.ell : Ginger, why did you decide to get into photography? Ginger: Well, there were two key moments that I can remember. The first was...

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The Perfect little bamboo dress made by a.ell design

  The perfect dress - made by a.ell design - by Mo’orea Luna  Angelique Ell owner of a.ell design & atelier has created many unique designs, all made with organic materials including bamboo, cotton, and hemp. Amongst all of her designs my favorite is the fashionable and versatile twist & wrap dress. Initially made as a bridesmaid dress, I enjoyed wearing it casually on a beach walk as a strapless dress.         It was a rather hot day, like most days here on Kauai. I even remember telling Rebecca, our photographer of the day, that I hoped it would cool down because I had obligated myself to a hike later that day. Fortunately this dress wasn’t hard to...

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Artist event at a.ell atelier in Portland!

Join us April 2nd from 4-7 as we introduce 3 new Portland artisans and 1 familiar face.   We have joined forces with Mercy Corps NW this time, because all of the artisans including a.ell atelier are clients of the Mercy Corps small businesss support team.  It is a wonderful non profit company that offers aid, training, mentors, and a long term relationship with small businesses that other wise may not have access to resources to build a stronger business.               Lilly Parker of Iron Lily Designs has been showing her work in the atelier for over a year now.  She creates hand crafted, wearable artwork, very much inspired by nature.      ...

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