Interviews

Interviews of local Portland artists, musicians, heroes, entrepreneurs, chefs, authors and more.

Brian Wannamaker

Art With Architecture WORDS Courtney Tait | PHOTOGRAPHY David Bentley At the entrance of 321 NW Glisan, a 1920s Old Town office building with views of the Willamette River on

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Bashar Wali

GENERATION WALI WORDS Sam Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden / Provenance Hotel Bashar Wali has spent his life creating an ever-evolving masterpiece, crafted from the dual perspective of the perpetual

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5 Sexy Stays

5 Portland’s Hottest Hotels PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong | ART DIRECTOR Tim Sugden COLLABORATED Ann Akre @Portland Fashion and Style Awards + Venus Allure Salon and Spa THE HEATHMEN HOTEL For

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Rebekah Albert – Rose Haven

Daily Joys WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Rebekah Albert says she experiences joy on a daily basis as the Executive Director of Rose Haven (627 NW 18th Ave.), a welcoming day shelter for women and their children who have experienced a traumatic life event, such as abuse or homelessness. There is a distinctly […]

Vanessa Froehling

Destination Inspiration WORDS Kailla Coomes & Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Ali Megan Vanessa Froehling is a true artist who finds inspiration from emotions and experiences to create garments that speak volumes. In 2002, at age 20, she received her first sewing machine as a gift, and soon spent countless hours teaching herself how to sew. […]

Tony Iyke

Bespoken In The City WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MODELS Tony Iyke | Elizabeth Nguyen | Rachael Lenzini If you’ve been to a Portland fashion event in the last year or two, you’ve likely noticed Tony Iyke. Tall, dressed to the nines, exuding confidence, and probably wearing a suit with a complementing hat […]

Elizabeth Mollo

The Different Face of Her WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden In today’s world, technology, current events and political climate are huge influencers on how the fashion industry is both created and consumed. Transparency is essential as well as experiences that bond an audience to a brand, and if you don’t adapt quickly, you […]

minimalism

PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong MAKEUP & HAIR Jodi Vaughn | Andrea Tolbert STYLISTS Andrea Tolbert | Mathieu Schmutzler MODELS Kristi Kawauchi | Shannah Dibb Shannah Coat: Samuel Dong  | Available At Monique’s Boutique in the Pearl Pants: Joe’s Jeans | Available At Sabina’s Style In the Pearl Kristi Pink Dress: Michelle Lesniak | Available At Anne Bocci Boutique in the Pearl […]

Tito Chowdhury

Runway Revolutionary WORDS Sam Aaron Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden & Jeff Wong Anyone who follows fashion knows how quickly it can change, and there is nobody better to talk about fashion’s future in Portland than FashioNXT founder and executive producer, Tito Chowdhury. Making his way from Bangladesh to the states more than twenty years […]

Stephanie Kralevich

Modern Day Mary Richards Host MORE Good Day Oregon WORDS Byron Beck | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MAKEUP & HAIR M’chel Bauxal – Gleason Stephanie Kralevich is the host of KPTV Channel 12’s “More Good Day Oregon,” a weekday, hour-long, entertainment-based news show that broadcasts live from Portland, Oregon. Kralevich loves comedy (and comedians). She brews […]

Julianna Paradisi

Service & Creation WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Julianna Paradisi knows what it is like to have more than one calling. She juggles working as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital with a thriving painting, writing and public speaking career. These passions feed each other, rather than conflicting or dividing […]