Fashion + Design

Stretching With The Mount Pleasant Athletic Club

Kuma | February 13th, 2015


I’ll be the first to admit, when I was introduced to the Mount Pleasant Athletic Club, I was concerned we’d be dealing with another batch of east side hipsters in short shorts and fixies. Thankfully, I was wrong.

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Tribal Chic Mukluks

Claire | February 10th, 2015


Strange things happen under the midnight sun, when night is long and days are fleeting. Temperatures drop, snow turns to ice, everything that you thought was normal becomes a chore.  This includes such basic activities as choosing a pair of shoes to wear outside.

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Lumbersexual :: Taking Over where Metrosexual Left off

Claire | December 17th, 2014


What comes after Movember? Obviously Decembeard.  And next comes Manuary.  But what is the point of Decembeard, one may ask?

Well, it all connects to the lumbersexual look. A rebellion against the early 2000’s metrosexuality trend, lumbersexual is the opposite of a metrosexual. A lumbersexual man looks manly, rugged, unkempt with a big burly beard and often wearing plaid shirts and loose ripped jeans.  Though he may not actually be into chopping lumber, a lumbersexual is someone who looks like he should know how.   Gone are the days of metrosexuals talking about their ideal moisturizing products. Read More

Content 2014 Wrap Up

Marissa | October 29th, 2014


I celebrated my 4th year in Portland this August, so that means that Content, which is in it’s 5th year has been here longer than I have. Events like this are the absolute reason why I moved here, 100%. Read More

Paintbending :: Art Without Boundaries

Claire | October 29th, 2014


When you look at one of Fabian’s  paintings, its like staring inside the human mind.  Abstract forms come together with splashes of colour and visible figures to create a kaleidoscopic dreamlike effect; a somewhat altered state of reality.  Using his bare hands instead of a paintbrush, Fabian uses many unusual techniques, including one where he spatters paint onto a canvas, lets it sit for a while and then tilts the canvas back and forth to create a weave like effects of the color swirling together.  He enjoys mixing mediums, and  several of his over 200 recent works contain a mixture of found materials and professional paint with other types of residues like  glue, wax, crayons, and even cut-up pieces from magazines.

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Levi’s Thrives with “Just Don’t Bore Them” Ad

Will | September 30th, 2014


Levi’s jeans feel as American as apple pie. They’re classic. And while Levi’s is by no means a fresh, new brand, it is doing an excellent job of staying cool and current. The newest Levi’s commercial, “Just Don’t Bore Them,” is one of the few commercials that I’m willing to watch from start to finish in today’s Netflix, OnDemand, commercial-free era.

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Essie :: Ain’t Got no Chips

Claire | September 26th, 2014


I used to be a devout fan of OPI nail products.  So many colours, such sassy names.  Such great packaging… but then I discovered Essie.   I have no idea why, but it see seems to last at least 2x as long as OPI or many other brands. Not only that, but they have an amazing array of colors and styles and it’s cheaper than OPI and many other drugstore brands.   Their website even has a full section devoted to different trends in nail art to give you ideas on how to make you look extra uber cool.

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Stunning Views and Rare Art Dazzle at Legion of Honor

Will | September 25th, 2014



San Francisco has become synonymous with technology, outrageous rent prices, and burgeoning music and foodie scenes. Art, however, perhaps outside of the De Young museum that is nestled in Golden Gate Park, tends to fall by the wayside. Curious of how a bustling, metropolitan city could be without a substantial art scene, I decided to give the Legion of Honor a shot; the city’s oldest art museum perched on top of Lincoln Park in the Presidio, well above the Golden Gate Bridge and overlooking where the Pacific Ocean spills into the San Francisco Bay. Read More

Hye Optic

Annah | September 23rd, 2014


Tucked in an unassuming strip mall on East Hollywood, Hye Optic is the mecca of cheap, dynamic glasses. Cases packed to the brim with frames both trendy and simple, contemporary and of yore. I had been hunting at all of the trendy stores – the Warby Parkers and Sees of the world – and couldn’t find anything I quite wanted to put on my face every day.

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Edgy Website, High Snobiety, Hides Nothing

Will | August 12th, 2014

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What separates High Snobiety — a website devoted to fashion, footwear, music, art and lifestyle culture — from the plethora of other sites attempting to report on ‘trends’ is that it hides nothing. Read More

Planning a Honeymoon?

Marissa | August 7th, 2014


Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a good ol’ infographic to explain how much money we should spend on a vacation, but not just any vacation, your honeymoon. While I might not have a ring on my finger, let alone a boyfriend (sigh) it is summer, meaning, wedding season. I’ve been to three this year already and the summer won’t stop until I attend two more! Read More

Cropped tops, Chopped locks

Claire | August 5th, 2014


I don’t know if it’s just the people I’ve been hanging with, but it seems everyone is shaving off one side of their head… or cutting it super short on one side and leaving a cool sweep of bangs hanging in front of their forehead.  It looks kind of like a cross between a rockstar and a badass. Read More

Pretty pastel hair

Claire | June 17th, 2014


This summer the streets of Montreal are awash with colour.  Pretty pastel hair, from blue, purple, and pink to green.  Soft and bright for summer.  Edgy and stylish, the faded hues go well with light summer colours like white and denim, and bring out the dazzle in sun kissed skin.  Deliciously cool in a single unified shade, ombre, or multicoloured magic. Read More

Hammer Pants :: Getting down Low

Claire | June 12th, 2014

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Lately with pants it’s all about dropping the crotch and getting down low.   This is not only applicable to ubertrendy Japanese dudes and waif-like fashionistas anymore.  When it comes to ladies in these pants, men are not the biggest fan of this look (though they would probably not hesitate to wear them), though for us gals there is nothing more satisfying than comfort to the max.  Especially when you throw in a little style & flair.

So, male or female, fancy or casual, put on a pair of hammer pants, drop down that crotch get down and see how stylish and comfortable you can go.

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A Style Native To Vancouver

Kuma | May 18th, 2014

Native, it might just be the most fashionable shoe to to crawl out of Vancouver since Fluevog.


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