Zinnia by Colette Patterns

As a young girl, I dreamed of modeling couture for the cover of Vogue. But as I grew older (and didn't grow past 5' 4") I knew that if I ever wanted to model, I would have to take matters into my own hands. That's the very reason I started taking self portraits which has led me to so many incredible modeling opportunities. It's hard to...

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Duchess Clothier

I've always wanted to look really sharp wherever I go. Even though I haven't always accomplished that dream in my past, it is something I still strive for. When I was young and penniless, I would where my grandfather's suit jackets or suit jackets I'd find at Goodwill to pair with my ripped jeans, logo'd t-shirt and black and white chucks. I thought I was...

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Bridge & Burn

When I go to interview people, I try to do my research. I have been doing research on people for a long time, probably since I first discovered the internet when I was a kid. It was this whole place of information that I could find out just about whatever I wanted about any famous person I idolized. Then came MySpace and facebook which allowed...

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We are all geared up for the fantastical events of Portland Fashion Week and will be on the go, go, go! For the next few days, as part of the Style Collective, we will be seeing amazing local fashions from designers all around Portland and beyond. Will you be there? So far this week we have featured a studio tour and interview with Harding &...

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Xtabay, Our Vintage Safe Haven

We have a history with Xtabay Vintage. Jade heard about this cute shop in Southeast Portland around five years ago and told me that I must take her to it. Being the wonderful boyfriend that I was, I was more than happy to indulge her curiosities for new fashion havens. To my surprise when we arrived at the Xtabay's shop front, I absolutely adored everything they...

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We were so incredibly excited to find out that we were chosen to be members of Portland Fashion Week's Style Collective this year. I'm pretty sure both Jade and I squee'd out loud when we found out. Jade's history with fashion has been much longer then my own. I wasn't exposed to real true adult fashion until I met Jade. I thank her everyday for...

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Harding & Wilson

I haven't always been the most fashionable of person. I spent the first portion of my life being dressed by my mother like most children under their teenage years. Even when I had the opportunity to begin picking my own clothes as an adolescent I still made some questionable choices at best. Even after meeting Jade some years ago i still was hesitant to change...

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Afternoon Tea with Steven Smith

I've never really been a tea drinker. That said, I've been drinking tea all my life. When I was young and lived in a small logging town in the hills of the northwest, my father would get those big boxes of Ice Nestea, fill up a gallon jar with water and plunge about ten sachets in and let it sit in the sun for hours...

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Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Today we are off to interview our first designer for this year's Fashion Week. As part of the Portland Fashion Week's Style Collective, we will be featuring  a few of our favorite Portland based designers, shops and fashion events all next week. We simply can't wait. And now, a few links we are endlessly enraptured with this week...

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August in Instagrams

            Photos courtesy of Jade’s instagram, Cory’s instagram and our instagram. August has come to a close meaning kids are back in school and everyone is talking about the upcoming Fall. I would like to point out that Fall doesn't start till the 22nd, so I will continue to soak up every last bit of summer while it lasts. Honestly, we have been so focused on weddings, fashion week and planning...

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