Cultural Blends raises awareness of cultural issues with west coast fashion

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 9:10 pm.

Racism and inequality were evident in Troy Douglass’ childhood. Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood in Lake Oswego, Ore., Douglass felt he stood out like a sore thumb because of his Filipino-American heritage. “I was very aware of racism and classism taking place, and it has always interested me,” Douglass said. His interest in […]

Ever wish clothing only cost a dollar? Tomorrow’s your chance at Buffalo Exchange’s annual Dollar Day Sale

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 12:14 pm.

This year, Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22, and if you are looking for a way to celebrate and also do a bit of cheap shopping, attending Buffalo Exchange’s annual Earth Day, Dollar Day Sale is for you. The sale is Saturday, April 19. Buffalo Exchange stores across the country are marking down select […]

Local fashion designer Mitra Chester takes recycling to a whole new level

By on Friday, Mar. 21 at 4:44 pm.

Creativity, ingenuity and a desire to help people are the foundations on which local fashion designer Mitra Chester has built her career upon. Chester began her career as fashion designer simply by altering her clothes to fit her petite size – since then it has evolved into something much larger. A previous owner of Deluxe clothing store […]

Subscription shopping redefines what it means to shop retail

By on Friday, Mar. 7 at 3:45 pm.

A personalized monthly delivery that allows you to discover new items is redefining retail and online shopping. Birchbox, an online subscription shopping website, offers a unique way for shoppers to test and discover new beauty and lifestyle products without ever having to leave their house.   Subscription shopping is a growing trend and offers shoppers […]

Circle Creations, Trust Hemp and Watermelon Kids collaborate in Trillium clothing

By on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2:39 pm.

Inspired by organic and natural fiber and hemp material, Loralee Harding began her business, Circle Creations, at age 18. Harding is self-taught. Learning from friends and sewing books helped Harding’s career take off. “It was a natural occurrence, sewing was something I was good at.” Similarly, couple James Breech and Karen Cross began Trust Hemp, […]

You got that Valentine’s Day date, but what will you wear?

By on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:29 pm.

You either love it or you hate it. There rarely seems to be a happy medium when it comes to Valentine’s Day. But whether you are headed out on a dinner date, or going out with friends to run the town (queue Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,”) Valentine’s Day calls for something special. If nothing else, the holiday is […]

What’s happened so far during New York’s Fashion Week 2014

By on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8:10 pm.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week began on Thursday in New York where some of the biggest designers began showcasing their fall/winter 2014 collections. The Lincoln Center, which serves as the central hub for this event, is filled with fashion gurus and celebrities alike. Ready or not designers have already got your fall/winter trends picked out for next […]

Closet profile: Hannah Arrigoni’s fashion is highly influenced by music

By on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 12:12 pm.

Name: Hannah Arrigoni Year: Sophomore Major: Pre-journalism Hometown: Seattle, Wash. Arrigoni appreciates many different styles and can’t define her style specifically. “It changes,” she said, also adding that her fashion is often influenced by music and movies. “If I watch a movie or listen to a song, my style might be influenced by that.” How […]

Closet profile: Spice Walker adds a dash of Oregon and Los Angeles to her wardrobe

By on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 2:11 pm.

Name: Spice Walker Year: Junior Major: Advertising Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Spice Walker is inspired by her friends and draws on her surroundings to create a style that varies. Walker’s style changes on a day-to-day basis and is a direct reflection of her mood. How would you describe your personal style: “A mix between Oregon’s […]

Closet profile: Oliver Alexander’s style exudes professionalism

By on Monday, Jan. 27 at 1:18 pm.

Name: Oliver Alexander Year: Senior Major: Business entrepreneurship Hometown: Medford, Ore.   Looking to make your wardrobe a bit more professional? Look no further than to senior, Oliver Alexander. One of the founders of Orchid Health Collective, Alexander knows how to incorporate professionalism in his personal style.  Describe your personal style: Business, casual hipster.  Hobbies: […]

Trend report: A closer look at glasses on campus

By on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11:08 am.

Gone are the days of being called “four-eyes” or “nerd.” The once dorky accessories are now making a statement in the fashion world. Glasses are being spotted across campus and are being worn as a fashionable accessory. Black square glasses and thick rims seem to be making a statement on campus. Name: Siyang Wang Year: […]

Top five fashion bloggers and designers you should follow on Instagram

By on Monday, Jan. 13 at 12:32 pm.

Instagram is now a part of almost everyone’s daily routine. Wake up, Insta, eat, Insta, drink coffee while Instagramming, poop, Insta. You get it. Here are some fashion bloggers and designers that should inspire your winter style this season. 1. @songofstyle — Aimee Song is a Los Angeles based interior designer but is also known for […]

Fashion Comeback: The one and only Jumpsuit

By on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2:17 pm.

Remember the ’80s when jumpsuits were all the rage? The brightly colored, full-body suits that resembled a maxi dress with the exception that you were actually wearing pants. Since the ’80s, jumpsuits have transformed to fit the modern-day style, with color-blocks and patterned print. These jumpsuits have merged their way back into what’s considered “fashionable,” […]

Trend report: Denim is still an all-time favorite

By on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:20 pm.

Skinny jeans remain all the rage on campus, the only thing that varies is the wash.   Senior Lauren Wellbaum (Courtney King/Emerald) Name: Lauren Wellbaum Year: Senior Major: Journalism Favorite brand of jeans: Paige   Name: Neena Leggett Year: Master student Major: Bioinformatics Favorite brand of jeans: “That is really hard probably American Eagle, but […]