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CONSUMER WHORE: Amalee Boutique

Mississippi's newest retail addition, Amalee Boutique (909 N Beech St., Suite A), is hosting a grand-opening par-tay to celebrate their sweet, two-week-old digs, where you'll find collections by the likes of Scrapbook, Orion, Margarita Sapala, Kersh and Matty M.

Score mark-offs o...   More
Friday, May 25, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


Phlox Clothing Boutique (3962 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, 890-0715) on Mississippi just received a vibrant, bountiful selection of warm-weather frocks. Slip on a silky strapless number from Tibi for a summer fete or show off a few casual styles by Corey Lynn Calter at all of the forthcoming barbecues. This bold “sundia...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


Three local tween girls from the Portland Fashion Design Camp (see WW's culture feature on last summer's success) will be rocking the Rachael Ray Show tomorrow (Wednesday, May 16) at 10 am with Tim Gunn from Project ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: The Portland-LA Connection

So I spent last weekend in sunny L.A. and I've decided to report back on a few things I saw goin' on in la la land. For one, if you haven't heard of it yet, keep this in mind on your next trip down south (or NYC)…a little pick-me-up named Pinkberry (pinkberry.com) a.k.a. Crackberry.

Monday, May 14, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


Despite all of the distracting construction going down in the Pearl as of late—there is even more of a diversion going on at 1225 NW Everett St. A new, urbane boutique recently opened its dapper doors. Yes, the one with the huge visual of a French woman with dark hair pulled back, joined by some random copy referring to a grandma and following in her well-heeled footstep...   More
Thursday, May 3, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: On the Catwalk

Since Portland's Spring Fashion show's have been a bit weak this season (Adam Arnold's show a few weeks ago, and then only a smattering of boutique events and trunk shows here and there) we're itching to see what Anna Cohen, Suzi Johnson of Souchi, swimwear titans Jantzen, Michelle DeCourcy plus Finn Clothing have on their design plates   More
Friday, April 27, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


Cathy Horyn took the mic at Art Institute today dressed in a pleated black skirt, black knee-high boots, a pocketed gray top lined with chocolate tulle and a black cardigan. Simple, smart and so New York.

She started off by saying that this is her firs...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Cathy Horyn sippin' on Stumptown

If you haven't already heard, Cathy Horyn, The New York Times Fashion critic is in town to give a talk at Art Institute and Lewis and Clark (see last week's Consumer Whore for details). According to her    More
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

Sustainable sink

Eleek makes household hardware that's not so hard on the environment.

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If environmental awareness begins at home, then the fixtures in your house are a good place to start. Fired by a passion for durable and sustainable clean design, Eric Kaster and Sattie Clark set up ...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Dirty Little Secret

That Dirty Little Secret just got bigger. The one on MLK, not the one you've been keeping since your drunken freshman year.

The expansion includes some sweet spa facilities, and they use all-organic, cruelty-free products like MOP and Alterna for hair, Eminence for skin (organic ...   More
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el
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