Author Archives: Eden Dawn

Autumn Accents

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

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

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

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 ( 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 Forward

During the second week of October, the empty field between Union Station and the elegant Pinnacle condominium building morphed into an unlikely fashion mecca. Setting up two massive tents, the producer of the dynamic, four-day (Oct. 8–11) FashioNXT show, Tito Chowdhury, turned this blank canvas into a grand fantasy complete with fashion vendors, a bamboo

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, 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.