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Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball. This isn’t to say that it has been hectic, but that the designer shows determination and resilience, and knows when to restart and when to […]

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Stephanie Sparkman

Consigning Women written by Tanis Logan-Morris | photographed by Tim Sugden Coco Chanel famously said, “A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Aiding the women of Portland in this continuous quest is Stephanie Sparkman’s first class boutique, Consigning Women. Tucked into a cheerful space at 412 NW 11th Avenue, in the heart of […]

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Shea Wilcox

A Resonance of Roots written by Jen Namba photographed by Tim Sugden It is a perfect summer day in Juneau, Alaska. Sweeping, snow-capped mountains tower above a crystal sea, beckoning tourists from their cruise ship balconies. Just off the pier, the sweet smell of fresh crab, the hum of friendly conversations, and the easy atmosphere […]

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Womens Trends

The New Puffer by Jyssica Yelas If you are a Pacific Northwest native, you know the jacket I’m talking about. Five to seven rows of quilting, likely down insulation, pockets, button-closure, and maybe faux fur trimming on the hood. In 2016, we see the mundane pieces in sportswear coming back in unexpected ways. Trend waves […]

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Mens Trends

Mad for Monochrome by Jyssica Yelas Even the most fashion-inclined appreciate a one-and-done look. For women, this may mean throwing on a dress and shoes before heading out the door. For men, this might entail creating a uniform of alternating shirts and pants. The latest trend in men’s fashion is sweeping Portland. Inspired by a […]

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Portland Fashion Style Awards

Recognizing Local Fashion & Style Talent The Mercedes-Benz of Portland | Portland Fashion and Style Awards Presented by Proffer written by Michelle Gant | photographed by Jeff Wong ON a chilly November night, you’ll find Portland’s most fashionable lined up outside the Portland Art Museum, waiting for entrance into the grand finale event of the […]

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FashioNXT

A STEP AHEAD: FASHION & TECHNOLOGY JOIN FORCES @ FASHIONXT 2016 written by Jyssica Yelas | photographed by Jeff Wong After a year of anticipation, FashioNXT came again in early October to give those in attendance a glimpse into the future of fashion. The fifth annual four-day fashion event showcased collections from emerging designers to […]

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Jade District

Discovering The Jade District written by Courtney Tait | photography by Choiyee Wong Like many Portland neighborhoods, the 12-block stretch along Southeast 82nd Avenue — between Division Street and Powell Boulevard — is changing. Named the Jade District as part of a revitalization project overseen by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), the […]

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