Night 3: Portland Fashion Week 2011

Day three of Portland fashion week is all about local designers. Portland has some great talent, that is apparent. Starting off the night was Amai Unmei, super chic and sophisticated. Next was Stephani D. Couture showed her classy ready-to-wear line. Ms. Wood showed her bright sassy spring line with her amazing hand made wooden shows. Menswear designer, Collier showed an amazing collection; he is the go-to man in PDX for menswear in my opinion. Closing the show was Project Runway winner Seth Aaron, wowing the crowd with his screaming-face patterned coats and models with the scariest masks I’ve ever seen, but I loved it.

Amai Unmei:

I absolutely loved the trench coat that I was wearing for this show; made from 100% water repellent Gore-tec and lined with mesh zebra.

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Night 2: Portland Fashion Week 2011

Night 2 of Portland Fashion Week was mainly sportswear, which doesn’t really excite me on the runway. But there were some really cute pieces by Adidas. Also being showcased were sustainable designers such as Earthtec and Ethos Paris who use organic and recycled fabrics.  Anna Cohen stole the show with her Imperial Knits Collection, which was fabulous as always. Here are some of my favorite looks for the night and some backstage fun:

Anna Cohen:

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Night 1: Portland Fashion Week 2011

It’s my favorite time of year again in Portland! The one week were fashionistas unite to celebrate and showcase the amazing designers that Portland has to offer. Night one of Portland Fashion Week is the emerging designer competition, winner chosen by audience vote and a panel of judges from the Portland Fashion Community. It was a tough competition. Don’t have time to say much, because call time is at four and I gotta get ready, so if you want a full recap of the show go to my friend Eden’s blog for Portland monthly magazine, she is much more eloquent than I am anyway. :-) 

A look from the winner of the emerging designer competition, Amanda Grishley:

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Jeffrey Campbell Comes out with Vegan Shoes!

Jeffrey Campbell just launched a vegan shoe line and I am so excited about it! Check out the rest of the line at Convert.

These are the new vegan “Vitas” the un-cruel twin sister to the ever-popular “Litas”

I Don’t Want this Dress, I NEED this dress.

Designer: Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Photos courtesy of Ed Kavishe, Fashion Wire Press

Street Style: A Day in Montmartre

On what seems like the hottest day that Paris has even seen, we decided to go on a day-long hike in the streets on Montartre, it’s my absolute favorite neighborhood of Paris. My good friend Kerry, who owns O’Pearl Art, gave me these awesome Chinese earrings, they definitely pull together the whole look.

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Street Style: Standing out in the Tourist Crowd

I didn’t want to get lost in the crowds of Paris, so I wore the brightest outfit I could find ;-). This vintage skirt cost me 5 dollars, its the perfect light fabric for a hot summer day.

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Its all about Cat Eyes

I found this cat-eye and whisker T-shirt at a vintage shop a few years ago. It was oversized, so I cropped it and cut the crew neck out of it. Not sure what drew me to this shirt…maybe its my obsession with cat-eye sunglasses…I don’t wear any other kind.

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Street Style: Edgy Floral

Sunnies: Prada   Corset F21,  Shorts: Vintage Levi Cut-offs   Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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This is what I wore in Paris.

Vintage Jean Cutoffs, Vintage Nightie Coverup, H&M Tank, Lanvin Necklace, D&G boots.

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