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Boutique Chic

Boutique Chic

Eight local shops on our fall fashion radar. Text by Eden Dawn // Photos by Amy Ouellette Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion Find 100-year-old barn-wood shelves lining the walls, roughhewn floors, an eight-foot tower of rain boots, and an Americana vibe at this fetching 12th Avenue shop (feature image above). Heading into their second

Fashion Futures

Five Questions with Tito Chowdhury, founder of the exciting FashioNXT Show FashioNXT (fashionxt.net) is held Oct. 7–10 in the Pearl. Text by Eden Dawn / Photos by Jessica Keaveny What inspired you to create FashioNXT? I created it after executive-producing and building up Portland Fashion Week—ranked in Time magazine as no. 1 in the United States after New

Fashion Framework

When it comes to elevating eyewear to art, two Pearl businesses stand out. These purveyors of handmade frames from cutting-edge boutique designers can fine-tune your look, whether you rock fire engine–red vintage glasses, lounge behind chunky frames made of record vinyl, or prefer a willowy stainless-steel design.

FlairWalk is Moving On Up in the Pearl

After a successful run at their original location, FlairWalk Boutique has moved to a larger retail space on fashionable Northwest 12th Avenue in the Pearl. Now you’ll find even more of the fashion that FlairWalk has become famous for.

An Unexpected Fashion Journey

Sabina Kupillas’s road to opening a fashion boutique in the Pearl this past spring has been neither straight nor predictable. Her long, zigzagging journey began in Moscow, where she was raised in a well-to-do family, her father an acclaimed architect. She mingled at stylish parties throughout her youth before attending university, eventually earning a master’s

Salon Style

Whether you’re seeking a classy coiffure for holiday cocktail soirees or a new tonsorial direction, look to these three chic beauty boutiques for expert guidance.   HAIR M | W  (1015 NW Lovejoy St 503-715-2884, hairm-w.com) This past spring the neighborhood ushered in its newest salon, upscale Hair M | W, an elegant addition to the

Coutured Pearl

Hundreds of fashion enthusiasts flocked to Really Big Studios August 2 and 3 for the second summer installment of Style in the Pearl. The runway show, presented by Toyota, featured 13 local businesses showcasing their latest luxe finery.

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