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Why Don't You...Fight Fashionism?

fashionism (verb, see also fashionist): a) that sniffy superiority that some self-crowned stylemakers exercise over the rank-and-file rest of us. b) The "Dear God, what-is-she-wearing?" look we ...   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

City Slickers

Style soakers are more fun than a puddle of mud.

If we live in the outdoor-gear capital of the world, then why is my butt wet?Rainwear is typically designed with function first. That's all right and just, except when it leaves style in the mud and ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Halloween- in- a- Minit

Get up and ghoul with our DIY ideas

Halloween's upon us, and along with it comes the annual "what are you going to be?" costume quandary. Whatever you do, don't freak out and rush to get on board with the current "no scary costumes" ...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Elizabeth Dye


New clothes from dubious sources.

If you've already seen the Sound of Music (who hasn't?) or attended the campy, singalong version now playing at Cinema 21 (you really should go), no doubt you've beheld the devilish gleam in Julie ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

A Portland Kind of Cool: EXTREME Fashion Show

Dress Listings In times like these, when the stage is swept of pleasure and our self-appointed cultural spokesheads start making fatuous declarations about "the end of irony," fashion gets poo-po ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

GOOD DESIGN Begins at Home

...or how two old automobile garages just might help us save the world.

Autumn's cooling hush has already begun to settle over Portland's stunning September days, and if the weather didn't incline you to stay close to home, recent world events just might. Therefore, l ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Red, White & Blue: Is It You?

Early Wednesday, Sept. 12--I spotted a woman alongside Northeast Broadway flagging down motorists with Old Glory T-shirts that she was hawking from a box at her feet. Friday night, Sept. 14--The l ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 Elizabeth Dye


Local adbuster breaks out from the anti-groove.

When WW readers last saw Scot Hampton, he was accepting his first-place award from Adbusters' Creative Resistance Contest. It was for his series of photographs, "Know When to Say When," depicting ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 Elizabeth Dye


What PICA giveth, PICA taketh away. The sixth annual Dada Ball will be the last, and perhaps it's time. The party was never meant to last. Dada requires fresh, of-the-moment spontaneity, "and to h ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2001 Elizabeth Dye

Are You There, God?

"Please make me cool" back-to-school shopping

Check out this balled-up freakout of trend anxiety, hair misery and brand slavery: MUSCLEMAX14: "I REALLY NEED HELP WITH MY HAIR IT ONLY LOOKS GOOD WHEN I SPIKE THE FRONT. AND WHAT CLOTHES ARE GON ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 Elizabeth Dye
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