[Editor's Note: Due to a family emergency, reporter Jonanna Widner was unable to file the second half of her "fashion detective" report on Portland Fashion Week's Friday, Oct. 8 show until today, Tuesday, Oct. 12. We apologize for keeping readers hanging.]
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As I wind my way through the crowd, I realize that my earlier decision to don my fall jacket, straight out of storage in my dank basement, was a grave mistake:
Amai Unmei at Portland Fashion Week (above)
So far, the biggest shock of the evening is that the attendees' clothes are so boring.
1.The Larry David:
2.The Glenn Frey:
3.The Don Johnson:
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the jamming together of hundreds of people in a line is never an elegant thing.
Inexplicably, the usher is wearing some sort of chain mail armor from his wrist to his elbow, only on one arm.
La Vie line, by Michelle DeCourcy
Stephanie D Couture collection (see photo above).
And then there's the flirty babydoll wedding gown—perfect for 90s fetishists and Courtney Love fans.
who knew buttons could be so cute, and so essential for a look
Photo: Model blowing a kiss to the audience during Issac Hers' show (top) and runway shots at Portland Fashion Week 2010 by Mike Perrault.