Monday, November 9, 2009

Adam Arnold

This room was my favorite. Crime scene! So all the murder kind of overshadowed the clothes, but these murder victims certainly looked impeccable. They were really good at staying dead too, I didn't see any blinking or shifting around. The movie poster on the wall behind them is for The Tunnel Of Love directed by Gene Kelly and starring Doris Day. I though maybe they were reenacting a scene from the movie, but according to IMDB, Tunnel of Love is not about murder, but rather it is about babies. Well, maybe just one baby. The poster was probably just there to place them in that era (late 1950's).

Claire La Faye

Claire La Faye was romantic and feminine with a vintage feel to it. I appreciated her gratuitous use of satin. Everything looked so soft I just wanted to smash my face into it. Her clothes all have such beautiful details. I like how the tank tops have such ornate necklines, built in pearls and all! The dresses are even more over the top. The neckline of the baby pink one is adorned with both roses and feathers--pretty! I don't even like baby pink but I want it all!

See/buy her creations at her Etsy store:

Church and State

I like these dressed up basics from Church and State. The lace applique on the red and blue dresses looks like butterflies, how cute. They decorated their room with lots of colorful leafy tree branches and some of the clothes were displayed in antique leather suitcases, so it had a simple, out for a weekend in the country feel to it.

I like how they went for kind of a subtle military look with the metal buttons and whatnot on the shirts and the bathroom dresses. Good job.

"Content" Puts Fashion Week to Shame!

Despite the general excitement of Portland Fashion Week, there was a sense that it was not an accurate representation of all the fabulousness our local designers here in Portland have to offer. Many talented local designers were missing from fashion week due to high participation costs etc etc. However, these designers got the chance to showcase their fabulous clothes at Content. Located at the Ace hotel downtown, each designer was given free reign to transform their hotel room into the ideal space to showcase their fabulous designs.

And transform they did. Each room was like a different world! There was the murder room, the dinner party room, the German outer space room, the speakeasy room, the room with the fish in the sink + bathtub, the room with the cute guy making jewelry, and so on. It was great! Not only were there tons of beautiful clothes to look at, but it was also a full blown spectacle filled with nooks and crannies of meticulous decoration. My next few posts are going to take a closer look at some of the designers featured at Content.