One of the biggest accomplishments that we are most proud of here at Elk is that our little Australian brand is now found all over the globe in unique and beautiful independent retailers. One of our favourite international stores is the lovely ‘Communion’.
Based in Portland Oregon since 2012, owner Marcy Landolfo has created a local destination for men and women to find distinctive, quality crafted fashion labels sourced from all around the world. You can learn a little more about the Communion ethos here.
We sat down with Marcy recently and asked her to take part in our Mad Minute interview so that you can get to know a little more about this marvellous dog loving woman from Portland!
Hi Marcy. Tell us, what is one word that describes you the best? Honest
Favourite travel item? Arcona Triad Pads. Google it. They’re amazing!
(We did and you can find them here.)
Sweet or Salty? Sweet to combat my natural tendency to be ‘salty’! Hahaha!
Favourite TV Show or Movie? Currently True Detective.
Historically, Law and Order!
Biggest crush? My best friend’s little Pitbull, Vera! She’s unreal!
Describe in five words or less your ideal day. Dogs, Boyfriend, Mountain Biking and Margaritas!
When nobody's watching I... sleep. I love to nap with my dogs!
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up? Honestly, I thought I would be a college professor of History. But, I can’t seem to grow up so I am settling for a business owner.
Beach holiday or Mountain holiday? Mountain
Where is on the very top of your travel bucket list? Well I worked for an airline for 15 years, so I kind of took care of that. But I will always go back to Italy!
If you could have any 5 people over for dinner, who would they be? One Chef plus four ladies from ‘Advanced Style’! LOVE them!
What animal are you? Well the Chinese calendar says I’m a ‘Pig’ which is also my first dogs name! So I will go with Pig despite the implications…
If I were a Disney character, I’d be.... NONE thank you very much!
Favourite Elk item this season? Definitely the Splice Dress! So simple and easy, dressed up or down! The PERFECT wardrobe piece for anyone!
One thing we have learnt about Marcy is that she is very passionate about her dedicated team at Communion. Not only does she have an amazing collection of boutique labels like Elk, she also has mustered together the friendliest and most experienced staff within the retail industry! So if you’re a local to Portland, pop down to 3556 SE Hawthorne Boulevard and say ‘hello’. X