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As an author and blogger I investigate, research and write on a wide range of topics from honeybees to Beethoven, fashion, style, and travel Portland.

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Shear Madness TV Personality, Natalie Redding Models California Boho Fashion Exclusive

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Photo credits Scott Chebegia, 'Shear Madness' Nat Geo Wild TV Personality Natalie Redding rides her horse in Etsy bikini by D Leather.

Shear Madness TV personality, Natalie Redding poses for a fashion photo exclusive on the eve of Episode 3 to...

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Vintage Lingerie: Playful Ways to Wear a Corset, Pannier and Merkin

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Photography by Travis Geny, modeled by Alina Phillips, art direction, wardrobe styling and floral designs by Jill Mason, and Kate Rutter for HART, fashion designs by Rio Wrenn, hair and makeup by Janelle Hayden, Owner of 'The Prettiest You'

Vintage lingerie...

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The Look of Love for Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Winter continues to hurl snow, wind and freezing temperatures across America all the while we dream of our heart's on fire with love, and romance for Valentine's Day.

Really, how can we possibly hope for a look of passion and love with all the intense cold holding us frozen? Well,...

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Exclusive Interview With Portland Fashion and Textile Designer, Rio Wrenn, About Valentine's Day Love and Lingerie

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Valentine's Day is a short, but sweet way to ponder passion, desire and romance; so how can the flame of love hope to brightly burn through this very cold winter?

Here's my fashion answer to that question about Valentine's Day love and lingerie, that I thought you might truly enjoy.

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Feel Good Fashion: Parisian Chic Style of Portland Fashion Designer Michelle Decourcy

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 4:51 PM

Portland has plenty of interesting fashion looks and creative self-expressions seen everyday throughout the city in different neighborhoods.

Yes, people living out different lifestyles, mixing and matching what appeals to their own personal taste, and I appreciate the vibrant array of self-directed fashion views that Portland peeps take on each...

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5 Retro-themed Party Perfect New Year's Eve Outfits

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 4:16 PM

The New Year's Eve countdown has begun and you still need something to wear to the party, right? I thought so. Check this out.

Here are five retro-themed party perfect outfits I put together for you with the help of my creative friends -- model, mom and associate editor for...

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Trendy Coats for Fall and Winter

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 3:39 PM

Autumn is in full swing and gearing up for winter I'm shopping around for more than one coat to fit into my fall fashion schedule. Not living in cave, I couldn't help but notice Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has on many occasions made a trendy fashion statement wearing...

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Supermodel Camila Alves-McConaughey Talks Fall Fashion Trends and Fun Halloween Costumes

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Supermodel, designer and celebrity wife Camila Alves-McConaughey recently hosted in the Pacific Northwest a trendy fashion event as Macy's I.N.C. Brand Ambassador.

Macy's I.N.C. Brand Ambassador Camila Alves-McConaughey Photo Credits: Vivian Hsu for Team Photogenic

Lucky me had a chance to chat...

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Men's Fashion: Portland Street Style

(3) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 3:25 PM

Men's style on the street in Portland is all about layering for the fast pace change in weather during the autumn season. The PDX male has to be prepared to shift gears, so I talked with local actor, model and stylist Dee Holland about some of the key elements in...

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How to Dress for Summer Music Festivals

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 11:31 AM

Lots of extroverted leggy looks are the number one trend for summer music festival fashions.

Yes, it's all about the legs.

Coachella music fans really let their hair down and had some festival fashion fun. Desert heat brings
out the carnival vibe and exposes the need to...

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Model Kate Moss Walks Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2013

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 5:01 PM

Golden girl model Kate Moss wowed in her usual chic way as she walked the Louis Vuitton Ready-To-Wear Fall Collection 2013 fashion show yesterday in Paris, France.

Moss continues to give us a close look at her ability to inspire while wearing all things gorgeous. Yes, absolutely...

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Men's Leather Jackets by Atom Willis

(11) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 5:01 PM

Fashion is so much fun when bold, young and ambitious men like Adam Mattingly and JoJo Macias of Atom Willis set out to conquer the world with a luxury designed men's leather jacket.

I love excitement and adventure so when I listened, and heard the story of these...

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5 Fashion Trends for Fall 2013 From Berlin

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 3:50 PM

I am so excited about the fashion shows in Berlin on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Why? Because the sneak peek of fall fashion is refreshing and modern with a twist on one of my favorite trends the retro remix.

For those like me -- fashionistas who long for a...

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