Photography Choiyee Wong | Hair/Make-Up Heidi Gravier MODELS Shannah Dibb | Kendall Schuler | Elizabeth Nguyen Christiane Millinger From my earliest age I have enjoyed fabrics, wool, interior beauty and human behavior within beautiful environments. I also benefited from a very tight-knit community in my childhood. While Portland is bigger, it still is a wonderfully… Continue reading INTERLACED

Vanessa Froehling

Destination Inspiration WORDS Kailla Coomes & Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Ali Megan Vanessa Froehling is a true artist who finds inspiration from emotions and experiences to create garments that speak volumes. In 2002, at age 20, she received her first sewing machine as a gift, and soon spent countless hours teaching herself how to sew.… Continue reading Vanessa Froehling

Tony Iyke

Bespoken In The City WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MODELS Tony Iyke | Elizabeth Nguyen | Rachael Lenzini If you’ve been to a Portland fashion event in the last year or two, you’ve likely noticed Tony Iyke. Tall, dressed to the nines, exuding confidence, and probably wearing a suit with a complementing hat… Continue reading Tony Iyke

Elizabeth Mollo

The Different Face of Her WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden In today’s world, technology, current events and political climate are huge influencers on how the fashion industry is both created and consumed. Transparency is essential as well as experiences that bond an audience to a brand, and if you don’t adapt quickly, you… Continue reading Elizabeth Mollo


PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong MAKEUP & HAIR Jodi Vaughn | Andrea Tolbert STYLISTS Andrea Tolbert | Mathieu Schmutzler MODELS Kristi Kawauchi | Shannah Dibb Shannah Coat: Samuel Dong  | Available At Monique’s Boutique in the Pearl Pants: Joe’s Jeans | Available At Sabina’s Style In the Pearl Kristi Pink Dress: Michelle Lesniak | Available At Anne Bocci Boutique in the Pearl… Continue reading minimalism

Tito Chowdhury

Runway Revolutionary WORDS Sam Aaron Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden & Jeff Wong Anyone who follows fashion knows how quickly it can change, and there is nobody better to talk about fashion’s future in Portland than FashioNXT founder and executive producer, Tito Chowdhury. Making his way from Bangladesh to the states more than twenty years… Continue reading Tito Chowdhury

Raj Shah & Akhil Shah

Waterproof – of – Concept WORDS Kate DeWitt Raj Shah, co-founder of Ably Apparel and Filium technology, is no stranger to the textile and apparel industry. He and his brother Akhil Shah have launched a series of brands that have exploded in the marketplace, including Shah Safari, International News and MECCA USA. After over forty… Continue reading Raj Shah & Akhil Shah

5 Sexy Stays

5 Portland’s Hottest Hotels PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong | ART DIRECTOR Tim Sugden COLLABORATED Ann Akre @Portland Fashion and Style Awards + Venus Allure Salon and Spa THE HEATHMEN HOTEL For more than eight decades, The Heathman Hotel has been integral to life in Portland. Nestled in the heart of downtown’s cultural and financial district, The… Continue reading 5 Sexy Stays

Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball. This isn’t to say that it has been hectic, but that the designer shows determination and resilience, and knows when to restart and when to… Continue reading Wendy Ohlendorf

Stephanie Sparkman

Consigning Women written by Tanis Logan-Morris | photographed by Tim Sugden Coco Chanel famously said, “A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Aiding the women of Portland in this continuous quest is Stephanie Sparkman’s first class boutique, Consigning Women. Tucked into a cheerful space at 412 NW 11th Avenue, in the heart of… Continue reading Stephanie Sparkman