Known for her signature vintage aesthetic matched with a playful, modern sensibility, Sarah Bibb’s eponymous clothing line is a perfect fit for Portland’s nostalgic chic sense of style. Her career began simply—with a reversible wrap skirt so popular, it became the first piece she mass-produced. The skirt is still in her repertoire. Indeed, it’s the most popular item you’ll find at Folly, Bibb’s boutique in NW Portland, proving this is one designer who knows her customer all too well.
‘Tis the season for shopping, there’s no question. But in the midst of all that giving to others, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself in a sartorial situation (or two) that necessitates a little retail therapy on your own behalf. The holiday party season creates all manner of wardrobe stress, and it can quickly feel overwhelming. Splurging […]
Runway fashion is never for the faint of heart. Translating the hottest looks from catwalk to sidewalk is a trick for even the most seasoned fashion veterans. This year, fall’s trends are especially over-the-top, but after too many seasons of reinterpreted classics and minimal silhouettes, we’re more than ready to cast aside our classics in favor of a new order. This is not the time for shrinking violets or shy wallflowers. No, this season, fashion favors the bold.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, she lived in London, Paris and New York before settling in Portland to launch IDOM, her namesake fashion label. Garnering fans from around the globe, IDOM has reached near cult status. Modi still travels to Thailand several times a year—all of her designs sewn by a carefully chosen group of Thai seamstresses—along with regular visits to Japan, China, and an upcoming trip to Indonesia for inspiration. Her designs are beautiful and utterly unique, with an aesthetic that can only be called globally inspired.
BARK by Popular Demand! This March, Portland’s Northwest Children’s Theater (1819 NW Everett Street) is presenting the award-winning musical “Go, Dog. Go!” It is a fun-filled world of doggy delight with crooning canines that dance and drive. Like a pop-up book come to life, these dogs delve in with gusto. A barking cast and howling […]
Two-Timing: Portland local Rachel Gorenstein does double-duty as Creative Director of Moulé and Designer of Rachel Mara.
When interviewing a fashion designer, particularly one whose style you admire to an embarrassing degree, the questions are the easy part. The real challenge is figuring out what to wear.