NKD Top Picks For Men's Scarves

It’s June! Which means school is out, the sun is shining and Father’s day is right around the corner!

This can either be a joyful celebration, or if you are like me, a stressful couple of weeks shopping for the most difficult person in the world to gift.

This year we've made it easy for you! We here at Naturally Knotty have comprised list of our favorite men's scarves.

These are gifts we are sure any dad will love.


You’re welcome.







Our Naturally Knotty Community Vol. 2: Jessica Belknap Make-up Artist



The process of creating the perfect imagery for our retailers is a calculated one. It takes many talented people to create a look that reflects who we are as a brand. One of those hard working people is Jessica Belknap, our talented makeup artist. We don’t know what we would do without her!

We love Jessica because of her upbeat, positive attitude, and because she not only produces beautiful work, but also educates her clients (including us) about safe body and cosmetic products. She encourages everyone to look and feel their best by sharing her knowledge about Eco-conscious beauty and self-care. Jessica is a successful Portland based make-up artist and works on commercials, weddings, editorials, senior portraits and film and video. Jessica’s awesome portfolio speaks for itself.  

Jessica grew up studying classical ballet for 15 years, if you meet her, you will notice it in her grace and poise.  It was during those years of training that stage make-up became second nature to Jessica… I have this picture in my mind of girls lined up in tight buns and tutus as Jessica applies blush and glitter…Though in reality, I am sure it played out slightly different.  Jessica’s love for the theater, costume and makeup remained strong as she graduated from high school and turned in her tutu for a chance to study at the University of Oregon’s theater department.

After college, Jessica moved to Portland to practice her artistry full-time. She was introduced to Kristen Arnett who later founded and became Editor in Chief of “Green Beauty Team” It was Kristen who first introduced Jessica to the concept of “conscious beauty” and green make-up as a possibility in a professional kit. “Green Beauty Team” is for health conscious individuals who are looking to make safer, more responsible choices when it comes to health, beauty, lifestyle and food. This includes using cosmetic products that are safe and are produced with low environmental impact, but still perform at a professional industry standard and can be used for photography, film and every day.

Jessica made the switch to a kit of all natural non-toxic products in 2011. She says. “I wouldn’t use just any product on my skin, why would I work professionally with anything else?”

We are so happy to have Jessica on the Naturally Knotty team!  Her eco-conscious and healthy standards line up perfectly with our green practices, making this collaboration a match made in artistic heaven. Jessica has been able to help grow our brands identity and maintain the fresh playful aesthetic that we love.

I asked Jessica, “If you have one styling tip for the Naturally Knotty customer what would it be?”

“I always see women wearing the wrong color of foundations. My advice would be to take a swatch on your cheek of a color you think is ‘close’ go outside and look in a mirror. If the swatch looks grey or ashy it’s too light, if it is orange or muddy looking it is too dark. You want your foundation to blend in and disappear, that’s when you know it’s right.”

You can find Jessica at  We also love her blog!

 If you are interested in learning more about Kristen Arnett’s Green Beauty Team, check it out at






Thank you Jessica for all of your hard work!



Our Naturally Knotty Community Vol. 1: Boone Rodriguez Lifestyle Photographer

After wrapping up a successful product photoshoot last week and while in the midst of planning our BIG fall photoshoot for Costco, we can’t help but sing the praises of the man who makes all of these great images possible. Naturally Knotty’s very own fashion photographer Boone Rodriguez 


who has been our go-to guy for almost a year now and has been instrumental in helping transform the NKD brand into a respectable household name that customers can really connect with.

Our goal is to take NKD to the next level, where our products are on par with major fashion brands. One of the first steps to achieving this is through high quality imagery that tells a story while letting the product speak for itself. There is a talent in photography that I will never begin to understand, and as long as Boone is around I won’t have to!

Boone has been professionally capturing images for several years now and specializes in lifestyle photography and portraiture. He has been featured on the cover of Los Angeles Magazine and also works with local companies like Common Wealth, Lizard Lounge and Nau.  What we appreciate most about Boone is his lighthearted attitude and focus to his craft. Every shoot is different and Boone’s ability to conceptualize themes and create a story line is the key to a successful picture.

Boone works from Buck Studio, a collective photography space shared with 4 other artist, which as far as I can tell also doubles as a cool guy hang out. Complete with dressing rooms, makeup vanity, couches and a mini fridge Buck has all of the essential amenities you need when spending a 10 hour day shooting knotting, and re-shooting scarves.

As much as I would like to continue gushing about Boone’s talents, I think it would be best if I just showed you….


NKD Costco Shoot | Modals and Bamboo Wool


NKD Product Shoot at Union Pine and School House Electric

NKD Lifestyle and Mothers Day Photoshoot

I would urge you to check out the rest of Boone’s impressive portfolio at

If you are interested in learning more about Buck studio you can find them at

We can’t wait to show you what we have coming up next! Stay tuned….