We stopped at almost the same time, pointed at each other, and said, “Ooo, I like your coat.” This amazing coat is by local label Papillon, the bag is Astro Satchel, and were you to see inside her coat, you would love her strings of pearls, one of which featured a clip-on bird hand-made in silver by her friend and inspired by Frida Kahlo. This woman bought her coat for practicality – she needed something short enough for cycling when she goes to Amsterdam soon. (Ah, to live in a place where cycle-wear is defined by such style!) She is an artist specializing in assemblage, photography, and collage, and is a founding director of the Eastside Culture Crawl. I encourage you to visit her website: www.valeriearntzen.com. Beautiful work!