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Party Threads: Gentlemen

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13 Frenchy PooPortland’s newest cadre of designers, La Merde, has adopted the men’s jacket as its signature. The Major Major, with its yellow stitching and hoodie-turned-blazer styling, is ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

Party Threads: Ladies

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22 Ixnay on the HabitSamantha Pleet’s Bottle Rocket Dress is somewhat reminiscent of a feisty nun. The front’s staid and conservative, but the back—way hot. Either way, it’s a ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

Casual Threads: Women

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14 Operating Heavy MachineryLocal designer Emily Baker constructs these recycled-steel earrings from old auto parts. ($35. Sword+Fern, 811 E Burnside St., No. 114, 206-992-3932, swordandfern.blogspot. ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

Casual Threads: Men

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23 Buttoned UpThis Hunter button-down by Modern Amusement is the perfect casual dress shirt for the holidays—festive in color, style and fit. ($115. Local 35, 3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8200, ...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

Consumer Whore: Form and Fauna and Spring Cleaning at Olio United

Adhering to their mission of solely carrying environmentally and ethically conscious products, Olio United (1028 SE Water Ave., 542-500, oliounited.com) has added a new shoe collection to their already lengthy list of brilliant designers. (Each one is carefully selected based on products that are organic, reconstructed, handmade, and fair trade.)

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 by Elianna Bar-el

Consumer Whore: Le Train Bleu Chugging Down the Tracks

Just so we're clear here, and no one has a mini heart spasm should they head to Le Train Bleu and realize it's not there anymore: The chic boutique has re-opened up shop in a new space (1905 NW 26th Ave.) where they run their web business. Open ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 by Elianna Bar-el

Drop Your Drawers

The V-day final exam approaches.

School-themed nightmares aren’t the only time you picture everybody (including yourself) in undies. Valentine’s Day is prime time for unmentionables-ogling. And nobody is taking advantage ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Elianna Bar-el

Gone but Not Forgotten: Soap Star Dies in Portland

Soap star Shell Kepler passed away in Portland on Friday, Feb. 1.

Viewers might know Kepler, 49, for her appearances on Three's Company, but she was best-known for her role as chatty nurse "Amy Vining" on the ABC-TV daytime drama ...   More
Sunday, February 3, 2008 by Elianna Bar-el

Consumer Whore: Entermodal at Sundance

Embedded in the swag sacks that'll grace the clutches of peeps like Michel Gondry, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Bowie and Sienna Miller next week at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 17-27) are flip cases made by locally founded and manufactured sustainable leather goods company Entermodal (239 NW 13th Ave., Suite 211).    More
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 by Elianna Bar-el

Chrismukkahkwanzaanewyear's Whore: All in the Details

Yeah, it'd be nice to go out and get a new celebratory dress for the New Year's Eve festivities. But that perfect dress probably requires the cash you spent on showering the fam with presents. Instead, find something vintage, gussy it up with some jewels from local designers and invest in some pieces you can rock year ‘round.
Monday, December 31, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el
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