We recently outfitted the very talented Maddie Greer on a trip to Glacier National Park. What she came back with was stunning. Check out Maddie's take on the new Bridge & Burn Outsider Edition on her blog: Read "OUTSIDER" on Berouged:
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It's Beats & Burn Vol. 10!
Fall is a time of transition when we say goodbye to the carefree feeling of summer and welcome in the cozy, familiar feeling of home. There is something deeply comforting about bundling up against the chill while you "pop on some headphones, walk through the leaves, and nod 'what's up' to the squirrels as they pass you by." At least that's what our guest DJ, Amy Dials, suggests you do.
Amy Dials is the Events Director at XRAY.fm where she also produces live sessions with local and touring bands. She is the host of XRAY’s Thursday afternoon show Ghost Chapel from 3-4pm. Outside the studio, Amy fills her free time enjoying dinner parties, traveling, accidentally spilling coffee, and petting other people’s dogs.
What inspired this October Music mix?
"October (like some mysterious and fantastic curse) always turns me into a manically calm and peaceful version of myself. While outside everything is dying and changing color, I feel completely alive and fully present in the world, ready to take on anything; my senses become a sponge to all things good.
Inspired by that feeling, some tracks are soft and understated while at the same time creating energy, liveliness and excitement. Other tracks take on the feelings of fall months from years past: break ups, walking to class, new love, dinner parties with wet shoes left in a pile by the door. You know. There are also new tracks that have drawn me in lately and will forever remind me of this fall, as the seasons strum on and on.
Camille is a Portland based Illustrator & Designer by night, Florist by day. She finds endless inspiration from botany, where systematic patterns combine with organic and unique quirks. These botanical interests have been thriving since day one, growing up in the garden with her mom and now with her work at Fieldwork Flowers. She also draws a lot of dogs and hopes to become a mural queen, spreading XXL flowers & plants around the city.
What inspired this October cover art?
"I entitled this 'Fall is here, winter is coming'. Gearing up for spending more time at home where I don't have as many real, live beautiful flower subjects. I do a lot of staring at my house plants and I always try and challenge myself to look at something mundane in a different way and give it a new life.
What is an Outsider? Someone who enjoys nature, knows the quickest route out of the city, falls asleep to the sound of waves? Or is it someone who refuses to fit into a pre-defined box, an iconoclast, a change-maker? For us, it's both. It's that duality and that play on meaning that is at the heart of what we design, how we design, and why we design.
With no formal training or fashion industry experience, Erik Prowell was the definition of an Outsider when he started Bridge & Burn. He didn't know the rules, so he did things his own way. He looked to his life in and outside the city and designed what he felt was missing in fashion - a straight forward jacket that looked great around town and could hold its own against the elements of the Pacific Northwest.Six years later, we are taking that same "design for ourselves" attitude and applying it to a brand new collection of cold weather outerwear made from British Millerain waxed canvas paired with a really soft and warm insulating lining made of Polartec ThermalPro shearling fleece.
The result is the "Outsider Edition": A small limited edition collection of heavy duty outerwear, launched exclusively for Fall 2016, including something Erik always wanted to design - a cold weather parka for men (The Sitka) and women (The Sequoia).
Rounding out the Outsider Edition collection are mid-weight jackets, insulated vests, sweatshirts, hats and tees.
(Sitka Parka in Field Green)
(Tamarak Jacket in Field Green)
(Cypress Vest in Field Green)
What does being an OUTSIDER mean to you?
(photo of Maddie Greer wearing the Aspen Vest)
"For me, being an Outsider means pushing myself outside of my comfort zone in every way. As a blogger, I’m in the middle of an incredibly saturated market, so I’m always trying to live outside the box in what I do."
We want to challenge all of you to keep pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an "Outsider". Bridge & Burn has always had an independent streak - shirking off the pressure to define ourselves within one category or another. In that spirit, we are leaving our new Outsider logo up for interpretation. Help us define Outsider this fall by showing us, visually and in words, what being an "Outsider" means to you.
Tag photos with @bridgeandburn + #outsideredition and we'll tell this story together.