Buy PDX: Q&A with Designer Wendy Ohlendorf, Project Runway and Locally Made Surfboards

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Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're bringing you Buy PDX, a weekly roundup of retail events and sales around Portland. Every Tuesday, we'll let you know the best places to drop your precious dollars. By day, Wendy Ohlendorf is a driver for the TV series Grimm. She's held that post for almost two and a half years. In 2013, before leaving for ...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

February Fashion Proclamation

Whereas one was led to believe that spring had sprung, only to be doused with a wintery cold, hard rain the very next day: And whereas there is nothing in the stores for one to buy and wear that makes any sense at all for several more weeks: And whereas last night's Project Runway was a rerun and there is nothing visually inspiring on the media horizon until the Oscar ceremony on March 7: Retail ...   More
Friday, February 26, 2010 Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 8: The Four Elements

Peaches and cream unexpectedly joined earth, wind, fire and air as the fifth and sixth elements of the natural world, thanks to Project Runway's latest episode: "The Elements of Fashion." Last night, the final nine designers on the show created outfits based on one of the four classical elements. Jonathan—the winner, whose inspiration was "air"—interpreted the task liberally by making ...   More
Friday, March 12, 2010 Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 9: Grow A Pair

It was team time on Project Runway last night when the eight remaining designers were paired up to create two outfits based on different Manhattan neighborhoods. Chinatown, the Upper East Side, the Lower East Side and Harlem got their chance to shine. But really it was Seth Aaron's budding bromance with Emilio that took center stage. For working together like (sewing joke alert!) harmonious feed dogs, ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 11: The Story of Anthony and Cleopatra

Top Five reasons last night's episode of Project Runway was the best of the season so far: 5) The incessant product placement did not make Retail Therapist hit mute repeatedly. 4) Designers were asked to make clothing viewers might actually want to see—a red-carpet dress for show runner Heidi Klum—instead of outfits for one-legged breast cancer survivors, preteens or puppies. 3) ...   More
Friday, April 2, 2010 Retail Therapist

Project Runway 7, Episode 12: Cirque du Lamé

The final challenge of Project Runway 7 gave the five remaining contestants the opportunity to design evening wear inspired by the circus. Emilio, Seth Aaron, Jay and Mila all incorporated stripes into their outfits and they all survived. But only Emilio and Seth Aaron have guaranteed spots at Fashion Week in Bryant Park. The judges, in yet another surprise twist, announced that Jay and Mila would ...   More
Friday, April 9, 2010 Retail Therapist

Portland Owns Project Runway

There are pretty much zero degrees of separation between Portland and the most recent season of Project Runway, with winner Seth Aaron and five-episode survivor Janeane Marie both hailing from the metropolitan area. And if that's not enough, Anne Bocci Boutique has acquired the mod-inspired collection Mila designed for her Bryant Park runway show—and it can be yours! Retail Therapist likes ...   More
Thursday, May 6, 2010 Retail Therapist

TV: Project Runway 8, Episode 1: Portland Takes Manhattan

The latest season of Project Runway promises to be a great one based on last night's first episode. For one thing, Portland's representative on Season Eight is far, far, far less annoying than Season Seven's crybaby, Janeane Marie, who seemed to have imported Portland's rain to New York City in her tear ducts. This time around, Gretchen Jones of MothLove wears well on television. And—SPOILER ...   More
Friday, July 30, 2010 Retail Therapist

Meet Project Runway's Seth Aaron

Can't get enough of Project Runway, even with the new 90-minute extended episodes airing every Thursday night? Last year's winner, Vancouver's Seth Aaron Henderson will be holding court at Anne Bocci Boutique in Multnomah Village this Friday, Aug. 6. You can meet the designer and check out his latest duds from 6-9 pm. Anne Bocci Boutique, 7824 SW Capitol Hwy., 452-3711, Tues-Sat 11:30 am-5:30 ...   More
Monday, August 2, 2010 Retail Therapist

Nobody Works Anymore: Twatch, Watch and Whistle

(Above: Oregonian columnist Chelsea Cain and Oregon icon Pennie Lane at Nordy's fashion show for PICA) TWATCH WATCH 2008 : The Twilight Kids (and Moms) weigh in on WW"s fashionable take on the most anticipated movie EVER ! At least they thought this: was better than this: DECEMBER MORN : The Decemberists pen a little ditty about Valerie Plame [mp3]? Who knew? [New York ] GOSSIP ...   More
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Byron Beck


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