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Strutting on the Boulevard.


Fashion
On Aug. 24, Hawthorne's haute-hippie Sapphire Hotel (5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 232-6333) played host to a runway (OK, barway) show of new cool-weather creations from five Portland clothing designer ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

FROM A TO B (VIA) C

A new department sharpens Nordstrom's edge...sort of.


Fashion
When Nordstrom's Jodi Martin (her title is simply "Specialist") called to let me know that Nordy's was launching a new department dedicated to "up-and-coming designers," I have to admit it, I got ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

A TORRID ROMANCE

Pretty in Punk for plus-size she-devils


Fashion
The sensible yet colorless Lane Bryant. The blandly appalling Avenue. Those loathsome boutiques with names like "Big Ideas" and "More to Love." Honestly, do Garment District fat cats think all big ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

BEAUTY & THE BUCKET

High style under the highway.


Fashion
Once the Pearl loses its luster and Nob Hill becomes over the hill, you might want to focus your eyes on that other Northwest district: the Bucket.Never heard of it? Well, this not-quite-Pearl-Distr ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

BOULDER BOYS & GORP GALS

Twenty- first- century trail togs for haute hiking.


Fashion
If you design it, they will climb.Fleece-'n'-Teva geek-chic has crawled a long way up fashion's treacherous talus slope. Nowadays, that means even so-called "square" outdoor-apparel companies (Col ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Beads, Sweat & Tears

Sometimes a great notion is hard to find.


Fashion
"It's not the band I hate, it's their fans." --Nova Scotia rockers SloanI'm tempted to use this handy song lyric regarding my experiences at last weekend's highly anticipated Embellishment Bead and ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

TEE FOR TUNES

Concert T-shirts are rockin' the fashion world.


Fashion
Tace Chalfa has collected more than 1,500 concert T-shirts, but don't try to ask her to pick out a favorite. She can't do it.With one peek through the alphabetized racks that serve as a virtual muse ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 Rachel Beckman

HOT (FASHION) PLATES!

Summer books for your stylish mind.


Fashion
It's too hot to shop, and summer sales have begun to pall.What's a fashion lover to do?In the dog-eared days of July, fashionistas typically turn to magazines to get their fashion fix, but quel snoo ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

NICE RACK!

Miss Mona shows off her knickers.


Fashion
"When we got the place it was this vacant, dusty blue ...shmag."Teresa Dulce is talking about the former adult bookstore that was transformed, with the help of an army of volunteers, into Miss Mon ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

CHAMBER READY(MADE)

ReFind Furniture makes salvage sing.


Fashion
Ever rescued a cabinet from curbside rejection, or turned a sheet of plywood into a drafting table? If so, you know that a spurt of 3-in-One, a few sturdy screws and a coat of enamel can turn garb ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 Elizabeth Dye
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