Friday, April 27, 2007

Voodoo Doughnuts Wedding

the bride and groom

Dearly beloved we were gathered together outside the infamous doughnut shoppe to witness a union between these two Cuteness Burgers. If anyone has reason that they should not live their lives loving and eating donuts together, too late. They already tied the knot. Yeah!!!

Seriously though, this really was a wedding outside Voodoo Doughnuts on SW Third in Portland. We didn't understand why all these cutie pies were just standing around looking so dapper until we met the groom. God bless him for that suit with the giant orchid. So Cute! We never did try a Voodoo Doughnut, but there's always next time.
-Ben & Maria

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Boys in Portland

Is it something in the water or all that fresh Cascadian air? All we can tell you is that the men folk in Portland got it going on in the department of Cuteness.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Jikatabi Jikatabi Jikatabi

This sweet little number is known as Jikatabi or just Tabi. It was fashioned many years ago for Japanese roofers and electricians. Made from cotton and rubber Tabi's are still worn by workers today but most Gaijin believe them to be footwear for Ninja. We here at Cuteness Burger think they are perfect for the boys on the street who want to look neat, neat, neat. You can find a few varieties and even get socks to go with them here.
-Maria G


This lady was leisurely hanging out in the Tenderloin, just minding her own business swinging her purse around like a windmill. When Ben asked if he could get a shot she was just a shade flattered and wanted to do something funny. So this is her being funny. Cute, right?

We are back from Portland and will upload new photos as soon as we get a chance. So hold tight. We made it to Voodoo Donut in time for the street wedding of the century. The groom wore...well, just wait. It's good.
-Maria G

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Cuteness Burger is on the road in Oregon. We were on the coast for a few days but there weren't any Cuteness Burgers for us to capture in our digital memory, thus no posts. We are now in Portland, which many of you will know is full of Cuteness Burgers. We'll be back with new photos next week. Till then Burgers, rock that cuteness like it's Prince's coronation and you are joining the Revolution.
-Maria & Ben

Friday, April 13, 2007

Oliver Goldsmith is THEE Eyewear OG

Have you ever asked yourself where Audrey Hepburn's sunglasses came from? In every one of her movies she sported different yet enigmatic eyewear. The answer is...Oliver Goldsmith. Hepburn along with other icons of the 20th century that include Princess Grace Kelly, John Lennon, Ursula Andress, Olivia Newton John, The Rolling Stones and many, many others created their signature styles with the help of their OG's.

In fact, it was OG to bring eyewear to the fashion table. Prior to that spectacles were only worn to improve faulty vision and coated with tint to protect eyes from the sun. In 1935 Charles Goldsmith entered the family firm bringing with him a new idea, that glasses could be in fashion, particularly when worn as sunglasses. Vogue, Queen, Dior, Givenchy and other fashion heavy-weights relied on Goldsmith's to bring the freshest frames to the game. That they did indeed and continue to do so. (Thank GOD too! They ceased production for 20 years!)

"I don’t believe in those theories about a certain style suiting a certain shape of face. Life is too short to worry about such things. If you find a shape you like, have it.”
Oliver Goldsmith, 1969
OG is now run by Claire Goldsmith, great granddaughter of the man who founded P. Oliver Goldsmith Ltd in 1926. The brand has ready-to-wear available at these locations in the USA. Then there is the couture line: hundreds of classic OG designs, spanning from the silky 1940’s to the circular 1970’s, entirely recreated by hand. You can have frames custom made to fit you perfectly, then choose material colors and lens colors. To get on it, make an appointment to visit the Notting Hill showroom in London. Fabrication takes about 3 weeks. Prices start at £230.00. ($450 current conversion)

Check out this cheeky television ad OG made in the early 1980's:

-Maria G

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Puchs, Tussle and Donuts

So we didn't get any photos of Tussle or Donuts, but they were there...sprinkled, cream filled, maple icing, all in the house. The girl pictured above throws the Donuts night at The Knockout. There were plenty of people in black or wearing jeans. If you are reading this you may already to hip to the fact that we don't take a lot of photos of people in jeans or all black. Now a black Puch with Nike swooshes adorning the gas tank we can be down with. This little moped was so souped up it almost looked dangerous.
-Maria G

Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter Sunday in San Francisco

San Francisco is a casual city. We like it when people play dress up, especially on a daily basis. We hope that Cuteness Burger and similar blogs are inspiring readers to bust out adventurous new looks for themselves. It doesn't take a big budget if you have creativity and nothing stands out more than confidence. Get out there and rock it Cuteness Burgers!
-Maria G

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Original Hippies

I saw this couple the other day at Britex. I don't know what they were shopping for but the sales staff was all aflutter about something the woman was wearing. A necklace I think. We popped these photos at the Alameda flea market on two separate occasions. We love that they have such a definitive style as a couple no less. Long live the O.G. hippies!
-Maria G

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Flea Market Gems