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Gear Up

Gear Up

Get motivated with a playful Lululemon muscle tank, available in dozens of materials, styles, and colors. Their Fast and Free Crop—with sweat-wicking material—accentuates all the right places. Athleta also has great fitness apparel options. Number 6 in our feature 25 Reasons to Love Summer Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our

Say Yes to a Summer Dress

Pair gorgeous jewelry—perhaps this bold, red circle necklace—with an I. Madeline eyelet wrap dress, or snap up a locally designed red Dubard dress at Anne Bocci Boutique and Gallery. For the latest from London and New York, check out Milly’s sleek V-neck baby-blue Mandy or Shoshanna’s elegant floral-lace Jemima dress with a Salar Mila Crossbody

Sun Block

Protect your eyes and up your style game with these chic shades sold in the Pearl. From top: Bryton Matte Black Polarized, TOMS, toms.com; Ahlem Place Du Pont Neuf White Gold Frames, Visage Eyewear, visageeyewear.com; Etnia Barcelona Amelia BKRD Photochromic Lenses, The Eye Studio, the-eyestudio.com; ic! Berlin Angelina T. Frames, Visage Eyewear; Dawson Blonde Tortoise,

25 Reasons to Love Summer

Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season By Andrew Collins, Fernando Nocedal, and Ellee Thalheimer with illustrations by Angela Southern. Click here to see the full layout of this feature in our digital flipbook. 1. Salud! to Summer Ale – Local Brewery Summer Offerings

Seams True

Sewing the Magic Behind Portland Center Stage Costuming, like any dark art done well, is magic to the casual observer. Costumes spontaneously appear on stage—marvelous, fully formed—and then they’re gone. Enchanted by the actors’ performances and enveloped in a fantasy, theatergoers rarely consider how costumes are made. The work of a costumer is almost always

Autumn Accents

Up your style game this fall with these must-have accessories. Iris Apfel, the legendary nonagenarian style icon and subject of a documentary about her flamboyant taste in accessories, puts it this way: “More is more and less is a bore.” Put that motto to the test this fall with modish musts from four neighborhood shops

Gem Setting

A new Pearl boutique fuses its owner’s passion for fashion and art. Among the stylish shops along 12th Avenue, Anne Bocci Boutique and Gallery (416 NW 12th Ave, 503-313-2839) shines as brilliantly as the radiant works of gemstone jewelry inside. But there’s more to this refined retailer than sparkling sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and moonstones. You’ll

Swag Bag

A fun new app turns the Pearl District into a scavenger hunt for great deals at shops, restaurants, bars, and other neighborhood businesses. The Pearl District Business Association recently partnered with the fast-growing local marketing and advertising technology company SWAG’R to launch an app that aims to revolutionize the way consumers and businesses throughout the

Anne Bocci Featured in New Boutique Guide

Portland Fashion Institute (PFI) has published the first-ever guide to Portland area boutiques. Entitled “boutique guide: Portland,” the book features 34 shops that sell clothes and accessories from local, independent designers. “Every week someone calls our school asking where they can shop to buy from local designers,” says Portland Fashion Institute (PFI) director Sharon Blair. 

A Flair to Remember

With its own new clothing line and bespoke tailored-dress services, a Pearl boutique raises Portland’s fashion profile. Both stylish visitors from all over the world and modish Portlanders appreciate FlairWalk (402 NW 12th Ave, 503-222-7750, flairwalk.com), a Pearl clothier decked out top to bottom with eye-catching threads designed by noted fashion creatives. From one-of-a-kind hand-dyed

Urbane Renewal

Local stylist Scarlet Chamberlin sorts through her clients’ closets, takes them to discerning boutiques, and ultimately empowers them to look—and feel—their best.  By Eden Dawn / Photos by Ashley Anderson Her new pristine white studio oozes chic. The Chinatown loft Scarlet Chamberlin uses to conduct luxurious private wardrobe sessions with clients boasts soaring ceilings. Sunshine

Lucy Activewear

Fashion Fit

Sportswear for the polished player When it comes down to it, Portland is more “practice” than “preen.” Portlanders adore their yoga. They also love to toss running shoes into their bag so they can catch a jog at lunch. After work they delight in riding bikes to grab a craft cocktail or frothy local microbrew.

Pearl Fashion Picks – Fall 2016

Scarlet Chamberlin regularly works with local boutiques to come up with the right look for her clients. Here’s what she loves about four Pearl fashion go-tos. Echo Natural Beauty  909 NW Everett Street 503-805-4074 “Echo is a place where any gal can find a gift for herself or a girlfriend. The thing I recommend most often

Mabel & Zora Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Live Fashion Installation and Shopping Event Kickoff Anniversary Celebration Local women’s clothing store, Mabel & Zora (mabelandzora.com 748 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR) celebrates 10 years this spring with the exclusive premier of the Tiffany Bean Summer collection in their beautiful, newly remodeled shop. Offering an international variety of carefully curated designer lines, Mabel &

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