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Trendzilla: Faux Leather Jacketsnew

There are a couple of cruelty-free, wallet-friendly alternatives out there if you search intently, ones that look better than those Target and H&M shiny "leather" finds.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  09-16-2008  |  Fashion

The Next Supermodel May Be Coming From a High School Near Younew

In the modeling industry, a mother agent is the scout who discovers a model, usually in her hometown, and then introduces her to bookers in large fashion markets. The bookers arrange the girl's work schedule — everything from magazine spreads to fashion show appearances — while the mother agent remains chief advisor and collects 10 percent of her earnings.
Riverfront Times  |  Aimee Levitt  |  09-12-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Harveys Bags Get Sophisticatednew

The husband-and-wife team behind the Harveys name, Dana and Melanie Harvey, spawned the first seatbelt purse in 1997 after installing the restraints in their 1950 Buick.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  09-09-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Designer Richard Chai for Targetnew

Chai, a Korean-American designer who’s the latest to take part in Target's popular GO International line, which has previously included Luella, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk (RIP), and Paul & Joe.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  09-02-2008  |  Fashion

Fall Trends Go Grunge, Knitted, and Bohonew

This year, these industry bibles (guided by designers' runway shows, of course) suggest a resurgence of a number of trends, some of which haven’t been this big in over a decade.
The Georgia Straight  |  Rebecca Tay  |  08-29-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Goyard Tote Bagsnew

La Maison Goyard has yet to enter mainstream consciousness, but it has a rich history involving all sorts of fancy things like catering to the whims of maharajahs, kings, queens and dukes.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  08-26-2008  |  Fashion

Girls Wear the Darndest Thingsnew

The stupidest things. The silliest things. The most uncomfortable, soul-crushing, pointless things that ever did exist.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Caralyn Green  |  08-25-2008  |  Fashion

Organic Clothing for the Massesnew

These days, organic duds are not only good for the environment, they actually look good, which puts the "fashion" back in earth-friendly fashions.
Shepherd Express  |  Mollie Boutell-Butler  |  08-22-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Skater-Boy Fashionnew

To acknowledge is to sell out, to be lame and, yes, to be a poseur (note proper spelling).
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  08-12-2008  |  Fashion

Johnny Richey Makes Change with Bootleg Barack T-shirtsnew

Obama may be battling attacks by Sen. John McCain calling him an empty celebrity, but he’s unquestionably a star in one sense: He moves product.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  08-06-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Taking the Maxi Dress to the Maxnew

With hemlines that have crept up the past five years and the 2 percent of women who can actually pull off minis, you’d think the advent of the floor-reaching maxi dress would be more welcomed.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  08-05-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Musicians, Fans and Fashionsnew

Music, counterculture and fashion all tie in together. And usually once a certain sect of kids gets hooked on a certain genre of music, they're going to want to emulate those bands they admire. Or, at least, they're going to try.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  07-29-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Up In Arms Over Hands-Free Devicesnew

After seeing, oh, I don't know, eight squad cars on my 20-minute commute to work (presumably) hunting down evil-doers chatting away on their cell phones, and after three of my friends received tickets for talking on their cell phones, I've started to weigh my hands-free options.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  07-16-2008  |  Fashion

Portland Stylists Head to Las Vegas for the Ultimate Hair Showdownnew

North American Hairstyling Awards is the most prestigious set of awards a U.S. or Canadian stylist can hope to win--it's the Emmys, the Oscars, perhaps even the Olympics of hairdressing.
Willamette Week  |  Sara Moskovitz  |  07-09-2008  |  Fashion

Trendzilla: Curly Hair Vs. Straight Hair Smackdown!new

More than likely, if you have naturally curly hair, you hate it.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  07-08-2008  |  Fashion

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