Designer Experience +++ CONTENT

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For those of you dear readers who aren't familiar with CONTENT, well I don't have time to tell you about it, so go read about in on their site...siiiike! I of course want to tell you all about it!

This is an event that I've fully enjoyed attending over the past several years while simultaneously dreaming of being a part of. I can with ease admit that it's my favorite (art fused) fashion event in Portland.

It takes place at the Ace Hotel on SW Stark wherein between 20-30 designers are given...

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COALESCE :: Brand Highlights : Part Deux

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We're a mere week and a half away from our incredible pop-up shop where you can shop the goods of some of Portland's most talented brands and like all locally made goods, there are kick-ass people behind the scenes creating. What makes this line-up so wonderful? Let's find out more from Laurs Kemp and Machine Apparel.


Laurs Kemp is a fairly new designer who's work I first saw materializing in Portland about a year ago at Haunt and Animal Traffic. She's steadily made a prominent mark on Portland's fashion face and has recently solidified it by...

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The Art of Dressing +X+ Mixing Prints

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Expressing ourselves through clothing is what we as humans do. Even if you only wear sweats and clothes from your favorite value store because well, you have to wear something right? You don't really care as long as you're covered. That's an expression in itself. We can also (sometimes subconsciously) asses others by what they're wearing. Have you ever heard the term "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes." ? I pretty much agree with this. Analyzing people's dressing choices is a hobby of mine. I like to see how accurate I am about a person...

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