Article in Oregon Business Magazine, December 2010
by Chris Cone
is a sweet and personable individual who not only takes pride in her boutique and her own jewelry designs, but also the creative work of others.
When it comes to supporting and promoting independent designers and artists, call on Anne to be the one to receive that distinctly unique line with an open mind.
Packed floor to ceiling with indie apparel, art, designer clothes, different jewelry, and oddities, Anne works like a museum curator to pick out the best lines that represent her boutique and her customers’. Anne’s boutique and art gallery, located in the heart of Multnomah Village, is cozy and vibrant–especially on a fun First Friday! In addition, Anne carries clothing designs from current Project Runway contestant, Seth Aaron Henderson! Read our interview with Anne …
Thank you Cecilia Doan and CRAVE and for this interview.
Portland Neat Sheet Rocks :)
CRAVE Book is out and my boutique is on featured on pages 14-15:
"The ultimate guide to the places women CRAVE in Portland,
including more than 100 women you need to know."
Why do major-league fashion magazines su
Elle, W and Vogue continue to take notice of
Portland's burgeoning apparel and accessories scene?
The answer is a clear as a Lucite cuff bracelet:
because we're home to an increasingly strong and
growing cadre of sassy, cutting-edge designers.
Leading the way...
Anne Bocci Artisan Boutique & Gallery
After seven years spent honing her jewelry-making
skills on Oahu, designer Anne Bocci has a style firmly
rooted in island flair. Using natural materials from
Tahitian pearls to moonstones, Bocci captures the
luminescent glow of, say, a coral reef or an ocean
wave in a single earring or necklace. Luckily for us,
Bocci returned to her native Portland one and a half
years ago, and now sells her Pacific-inspired wares
(along with the work of other independent designers)
at her boutique in Multnomah Village.
Anne Bocci’s jewelry is a pure reflection of those days.
Her pearl-strung necklaces, earrings and bracelets are
made with the most exquisite pearls—black Tahitian,
freshwater peacock and south sea varieties that are the
finest in the world. Some of Anne’s designs are striking
in their simplicity, but often, they’re grouped together
with round pieces of 14k gold and precious gems like
opal, blue topaz, peridot and labradorite.
Why We Like It:
As far as the wardrobe goes, we like our personality
to show through standout accessories, items with color and pieces that shine with
character. “Statement pieces,” as Anne calls them, are her specialty. We love the way
the pearls and gems are clumped together in bulky strings, the way the colors complement
each other so well. Interesting in a stunning sort of where-did-you-get
-that? way, her designs are definitely what we’d call outfit-making material.
How She Got Here:
Once she obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, Anne fell into a
steady copywriting career, designing jewelry in the
off-hours, filling orders for nearly 60 stores nationwide. After trying in earnest
to have a baby for seven years, she and her husband moved to Hawaii to cool the tension.
It was then she became pregnant, got back into jewelry making and was introduced to the
fine pearls that were such big island sellers. Soon thereafter, she opened up shop and
moved the clan, and her jewelry, back home.
Where to Hunt It Down:
If you find yourself in Hawaii, you’ll spot Anne’s work at several island boutiques
and even at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (which Anne equates to our own Portland
Art Museum). In town, you’ll find her jewelry at her store, Anne Bocci \
(7824 SW Capitol Hwy, 452-3711), a boutique inspired by chic Parisian style, which
stands out on the main drag in Multnomah Village with its gold pinstriped
blackawning and window display featuring lots of local artistic talent.
May 25, 2007 from PORTLAND PICKS
Having a Ball
We’re fond of Multnomah Village. Its narrow streets
and small-town feel remind us of the good things in
life. And now there’s one more good thing to add to
the area, so good that we classify it as fabulous:
Anne Bocci. Anne’s known round town for her jewelry
designs, and now she’s finally set up shop in SW
Portland to showcase some of the best indie designers
The new boutique is positively brimming with coolness,
full of truly one-of-a-kind exquisite items like
Anne’s Tahitian pearl earrings, Dolce purses from
Seattle, adorable dresses by independent designer
Suzabelle, hand-screened t-shirts of the perfect
softness, bags made from board games and recycled
fabric, snappy trenchcoats in time for the June
rains—all this stuff you’re going to want, and you’re
going to want it now.
Stop by Friday, June 1, starting at 6 pm for First
Friday, showcasing the works of photographer Elisa
Lazo de Valdez. And whew! It’s a good thing that
Anne gets new stuff in every day—we don’t have to wait
long to get our fix.
And, PORTLAND PICKS, Portland's premier style
magazine published this, too.
Pretty is as Pretty Does
And pretty girls wear pretty, wearable art
jewelry by Anne Bocci. Her otherwordly designs use
decadent and fabulous natural materials like South Sea
and Tahitian pearls, and semi-precious stones like
citrine, chalcedony and opal.
We found her when we were looking for fabulous wedding
jewelry (for a friend...don't get excited!) and discovered that her
work is perfect for all kinds of special occasions.
Even if it's just getting up and going to work! Treat
yourself to something you'll have for a
Contact Anne for a private
showing...because you're worth it.
Yay! Willamette Week just out with their
Best of Portland Issue.
Village voted as
"Best Place to Shop 2008 in SW Portland."
Willamette Week says:
Multnomah Village is so cute it’s criminal.
The stretch of Capitol
lined with coffee shops, cafes and quirky stores
it’s been plucked from
a small European town and planted in Southwest
Portland. Spending an afternoon perusing
Multnomah’s shops, then
stopping for a pint at one of the neighborh
restaurants is perfect
for first dates, families and
everyone in between.
Plus Multnomah Village rated as BEST PLACE TO
PEOPLE WATCH to in SW Portland.