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CONSUMER WHORE: NYT Fashion Writer Visits Portland


Forget those scraggly Olsen twins and J.Lo with her rat-like crooner sitting front-row, center at Marc Jacobs. At the true forefront of the runway is Cathy Horyn.



Agree or disagree with her razor-sharp commentary (she made headlines last fall for her harsh criticism, and was cons...   More
 
Thursday, April 12, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Spotlight on Eco-Fashion


On the heels of An Inconvenient Truth's scary realities kicking in, the green way of life has become infectious. We've all been inundated with eco-friendly/sustainable/green/100% organic/natural alternatives to our daily lives. All media coverage has in some way adapted a "green" segment into their otherwise non-green lifestyle. Even the 500-plus Gap stores have gone the way of organic cotton for ...   More
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: It's Easy Being Green


On the heels of An Inconvenient Truth's scary realities kicking in, the green way of life has become infectious. We've all been inundated with eco-friendly/ sustainable/ green/ 100-percent organic/ natural alternatives to our daily lives. All media coverage has in some way adapted a "green" segment into their otherwise non-green lifestyle. Even the 500-plus Gap stores have gone the w...   More
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CHEAP EATS: Square Deals


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Face it: You're tight, and not in a badass sort of way. You may not go so far as to cut coupons, but you're still downright f-r-u-g-a-l. Good thing we're here to help you out with some dirt-cheap eats ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Spotlight on STAND UP COMEDY


East Burnside has seen its fair share of revolving retail doors, but it has emerged a fixed shopping/hang-out destination in its own right. Amid the edgy, artfully-curated boutiques that orbit the Doug Fir, another interesting shop is on its much-anticipated way. Stand Up Comedy (811 E Burnside St., Suite 119, 233-3382), scheduled to open in June, is the collaborative creation of Rachel Silberstei...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

In the company of men

Five guys giving Portland a good fashion name.


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Local 35's modern digs stick out like a stylish sore thumb amid Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard's promenade of vintage clothing/houseware shops. Last October, the chic, 3 1/2-year-old urban boutique was ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Elianna Bar-el

Thread Heads

WW checks in with three local fashion mavens to discover what they buy for their stores...and what they really buy for themselves.


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BARBARA SEIPP Owner, buyer, designer of Phlox Store vibe: Equal parts zen fabrics and flattering silhouettes. Buys for her store: When Seipp scored a job transfer from Boston to Portland 10 yea ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Spotlight on SOCK DREAMS


With P-town's temperatures about as steady as a pogo stick, we've found that the only way to get dressed in the mornin' without having an aneurysm is to make for a good layering job. And Portland is home to a company that makes one of the easiest, warmest (and cutest) ways to layer—socks. Sock Dreams is a local online purveyor of all things socks related, f...   More
 
Thursday, March 8, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Spotlight on TALULAH SKINCARE


This pre-spring schizo weather is more than a little annoying at times. It's not much fun to dress up, hats might as well be crazy-glued to our heads and our skin takes a beating due to the elements.

Luckily, we have a local source of natural skin remedies chomping at the bit. Talulah Skincare is a Portland-based beauty line of 42 products and counting, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: 2007 OSCARS Fashion Smackdown!


This year's Oscars gave us one hell of a fashion hangover. Luckily, our fashionistas Elianna Bar-El and Laura Shinn (like Melissa and Joan Rivers...except good looking and not all cut up) were up for pawing through the glittery wreckage. For all of the feathered and fishtail red carpet-skimming ensembles, sculptural collars and a-symmetrical numbers, the 2007 Oscars dresses weren't m...   More
 
Monday, February 26, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el
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