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Alicia Wood with daughters Anais (left) and Jade in her home studio.

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The Wood family through the looking glass (from left to right) 3-year-old Anais, Ben, Alicia, and 1-year-old Jade

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Rukus, an 85-pound Rottweiler-shepherd mix, prepares for his close-up.

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Boat neck blouse ($130); pencil skirt ($199); obi belt ($60); wood and leather platform shoes ($550).

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Pencil dress ($210)
Shoes: Smudge by Jeffrey Campbell, $155 at Solestruck

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Kimono trench coat ($450)
Shoes: Boot Camp by Jeffrey Campbell, $175 at Solestruck

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Kimono cardigan ($185)
leather fringe skirt ($375); obi belt ($60)
Shoes: Jezebel by Jeffrey Campbell, $115 at Solestruck

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Hand-stitched carry-all with latigo lace, fringe accents, and zip closure ($299)

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An only-in-Portland Cinderella slipper: wooden and leather wedges handmade by Ben in his home woodworking shop.

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Ben has since branched out to accessories, among them these geometric bangles available at the Anne Bocci Boutique, Flurry pop-up shop or through Etsy.

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Ben, catching a quick sip of coffee between shots. (Notice his wooden ring, another Ben specialty.)

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Kimono tunic ($185); miniskirt ($110); and leather platform shoes ($550)

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The Wood family chickens.

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Large rectangle earrings ($44); large pentagon bangle ($34); barred rock hen (NFS)

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Anais poses beneath the ceiling structure Ben built to hold bolts of fabric for Alicia, maximizing studio space.

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Where the Ms. Wood magic happens.

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Alicia’s studio measures only 10-by-20 feet, but the small space hasn’t confined her creativity.

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Portrait of a modern Portland family

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Alicia hopes to expand her line in 2011 into more boutiques.

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The creative commune: the Wood’s front yard and Alicia’s tiny studio (left), where the 37-year-old designed and sewed her the collection that earned her the Emerging Designer title at Portland Fashion Week.

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