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Stylemakers' Predictions 2099

What will Portlanders wear in the future? According to 15 of today's tastemakers, we will cover up in everything from copper to kudzu-vine hula skirts to self-healing nanofabrics.

* I can see the young men of America letting their nut sacks hang out. It's an excellent way for young men to flaunt their masculinity, as well as a highly effective way to piss off their parents. ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 Elizabeth Dye


Stylish scooters get a second wind.

The one thing vintage Vespa owner Tracy Ball would like everyone to know about scooter enthusiasts? "We're not just a fad. So deal."Hear that? Deal. Lately, Portlanders of every stamp--from parka pu ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Hardcore Stores

Uniform and the Dandy Lyon are ready--are you?

Two stores, two neighborhoods, two radically different approaches, but the owners of Uniform and The Dandy Lyon have plenty in common: Both are new-to-you stores fueled on optimism and sweat. Forg ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Preview of Coming Attractions

Nordstrom Designer Preview 2001 attracts big bucks, big crowds and big-time fashions.

Nordstrom's annual "Fall Designer Preview" usually is an afternoon affair for certain in-the-know buyers, society standouts and a clicky media clique. But, for fall 2001, Nordy's went for broke wi ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Return It: Sometimes Fashion Gives Back

More often than not fashion folk are castigated for the very things that make them so stylish: self-obsession, insularity and numbness to political and social issues. Leave it to PDX to rub settle ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

J. J. Newberry: A EULOGY

Though no one seems to know exactly when, the Lloyd Center J.J. Newberry, Portland's last honest-to-goodness five-and-dime, will close its doors soon. Mr. Biehl, a veteran store employee who has w ...   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Fast Food Fashion: Supersized Style

More than 26 million Americans wear uniforms every day. Most of those who are made to wear them are teenagers, the most style-conscious subgroup in our image-obsessed nation. Yet they have the rep a ...   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Gaga for the Garage Gala

P.S. What? is just what PDX was looking for.

Guaranteed: Any P.S. What? event will be messy. It will be chaotic. It will also remind you of all those college parties where you couldn't find your shoes--and got wasted enough to convince yours ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Go for the Gold: BLONDES RULE

How do you drown a blonde?Put a scratch 'n' sniff sticker on the bottom of the pool.Under such bitchy and targeted abuse, why does the blonde movement persist? Yes, movement. Today, as we sit wedged b ...   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Streetwear: A Definition

Small-batch designers outmaneuver parasitic cool hunters. Now we can all sleep a bit easier.

What is this crazy little thing called streetwear? According to Erik Railton, designer of local line Troop, it's "unique, cutting-edge clothing, design that isn't mass-produced by a big label." Hm ...   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2001 Elizabeth Dye
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