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


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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

RETAIL THERAPIST: Project Runway, Season Eight: Portland's Gretchen Called a Manipulative Nazi!


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Geez louise. Last night's Project Runway produced many, MANY cringe-worthy moments as Portland's hometown gal Gretchen (pictured above) careened from one horrifying moment to the next. In this episode, the fifth of Season Eight, the 12 remaining designers were split into two teams of six and asked to create collections inspired by current trends. Michael C., having won last week's challenge (and ...   More
 
Friday, August 27, 2010 Retail Therapist

RETAIL THERAPIST: This Weekend in Shopping


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There's a crazy spate of sales going on this weekend, starting this evening at Pigeon Toe Ceramics (727 SE Morrison St.), where proprietor Lisa Jones promises "up to 50 percent off...seconds, prototypes, one-of-a-kinds, clearance and discontinued designs," plus 10 percent off all merchandise store-wide. Here's your chance to pick up some cool mason jar lamps. The sale runs 6-8 pm tonight (Friday, ...   More
 
Friday, September 17, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Merc's Forecast: Spring 09 is the Season to Nurse Dying Farmhands to Life


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(pictured, design by Sarah Wizemann's Gatsby lingerie) Blah blah blah, Leanne Marshall, Portland's fashion scene. I am of two minds of this alleged fashion blossoming in our fair city of roses. Yes, Marshall's work is feminine and graceful, and yes, her success has encouraged a heretofore unseen number of young local designers. But. Does that make her an artist? Or even a good designer? I just ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Adrienne So

Fashion with a hint of panic


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Who knew shielding half your face from the dreaded swine flu could be so fashionable? The pandemic of panic surrounding the mutated flu has created an entirely new must-have accessory—the face mask. Companies like MedExSupply may have simply had too much time on their hands when its worker bees found rubber gloves and face masks in all colors of the rainbow (some featuring Disney characters) ...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2009 Heather Morse

Buy Stuff on Sale, or Hang Out


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Lizard Lounge in the Pearl District wants you to “Come in. Hang out. Have some coffee. Buy stuff. Browse stuff.” With their semi-annual warehouse sale running from Thursday, June 24 through Sunday, June 27, you might feel inclined to do so. Markdowns are up to 80 percent off, and a portion of sales goes toward Mercy Corps and Ecotrust. This shop for men and women that sells clothes ...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 Roxanne Macmanus

RETAIL THERAPIST: Coraline, the Fashion Show


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I'm sitting in the front row of a fashion show at the Benson Hotel, and I've never been more uncomfortable. The show begins with a light and shadow display using canvas sheets, and a woman emerges in a Ace-bandage-like bondage gear suit. Six or so five-foot metal poles are connected to various points on the bandage suit, and they drag behind her like a strange, industrial-strength dress train. ...   More
 
Monday, July 19, 2010 Sarah Davidson

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