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CRAVE 'TIL DAWN

Women get girly at PJ raves.


Fashion
Next time a woman tells you she's not a "girly girl," be suspicious. Because as a recent well-orchestrated party held inside the comfy confines of the Crown Ballroom attests, real girly "girliness ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

"Be Fierceness"

...and other wisdom from the In-Finite Swirl Fashion Show.


Fashion
Unlike the something-for-everyone pandemonium that pervades most group fashion shows, Thursday's "In-Finite Swirl" show at Level was blessedly specific. It showcased the work of 10 kindred creator ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

STOCKED EXCHANGE

No Bull: PDX bears a batch of new boutiques.


Fashion
Once again, Portland bucks the rules. Even though everyone knows the cardinal law of merchandising tells us opening a clothing boutique in winter--post-holiday, pre-spring--is tantamount to sales ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

FASHION'S FOOT SOLDIERS

How a Scappoose boot maker knocked the French fashion world right off its heels.


Fashion
Last Monday, a piece of Portland made a splashy appearance at the pinnacle of high chic, "Paris Fashion Week."That's when French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier paired rugged-and-ready Jobmaster b ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

SMALL-SCALE & PRE-FABULOUS

Designs that take prefab domiciles beyond the double-wide.


Fashion
You've seen them, crowding the exits along Highway 26, slithering over the hills like great bloated sea snails. Bland and anonymous, with their fake used-brick fireplaces, vaulted foyers and three ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

WAR & PIECES

Did the biggest fashion show of the year live up to the hype? You bet.


Fashion
Red balloons. Firecrackers. Opera. Errant nipples. These were the ingredients of the "XOX, Seaplane Runway Show," a much-hyped event that took Southeast Portland's much-talked-about indie boutique ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Karen Vitt

Here, Near, Next

Three new design stores lead the Pearl's full upright transition.


Fashion
HERE: in the present life or stateDesign Within Reach 1200 NW Everett St., 220-0200. 10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday.Furndamentals: This San Francisco-based deal ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 Elizabeth Dye

Doin' the Robot

Stepping out, Stepford-style.


Fashion
Something strange is happening. The current issue of Martha Stewart Living features a bizarre spread of well-groomed girls in aprons. Similarly, and closer to home, Mimi & Lena's holiday fashi ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

GROG TOGS

Styles to suit any New Year's Eve.


Fashion
Spontaneity may be nice for picnics and pick-up lines, but holiday hoo-ha--especially New Year's Eve--is usually best enjoyed with the canned-and-planned agenda. If you want surprises, just say ye ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 Elizabeth Dye

Doll, You Look Fabulous!

Finding fashion in the middle of nowhere


Fashion
One of fashion's most twisted tales is how the world's finest collection of couture dolls, created in post-war Paris by the crème of French couturiers, came to rest in Goldendale, Wash., at ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 Elizabeth Dye
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