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Alice’s Wonderland

Alice’s Wonderland

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The art of tattooing has been traced all the way back to Neolithic times. Egyptian royalty, European tribes, nomadic peoples, Polynesian warriors, sages, saints and sinners have all undergone some ritual of embedding pigment beneath flesh to honor, declare and memorialize social rank, religious values and loved ones. The reasons people choose to emblazon their […]

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Portland Style 101

Portland Style 101

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve probably noticed Portland is turning out more hot new designers than any other city, as evidenced by the sweep of Portland winners on the reality TV hit show “Project Runway.” We are officially a city with style. Is it our quirky, creative energy and spirit of individuality that inspires this design genius? We’re known […]

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Tattoo You, Mama!

Tattoo You, Mama!

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Janna Lopez Tattoos have long been a source for opinion, presumption, pride, individuality. Most of all, they are the permanent marker of story, place and time. Interestingly, what used to be seen as a post-drunken night, whimsical, regrettable mistake of a young male, has evolved into a thoughtful, professional, beautifully crafted, artistic mode of […]

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Style for Hire: Shopping Like a Grown-Up

Style for Hire: Shopping Like a Grown-Up

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

After much anticipation, I had the honor of fulfilling my long-awaited shopping trip extravaganza at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th with Tracy Pendergast, my Style for Hire stylist.  As some may recall, Portland Family has partnered with Stacy London’s new venture, Style for Hire and KOIN-TV for a self-discovery effort, “Empowering Self & Style.” We’ve […]

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Empowering Self & Style

Empowering Self & Style

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunity I, and Portland Family, have been given to partner with Stacy London’s Style for Hire over the next several months. I want to share with you some background

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Out of the Closet: Style For Hire – Chapter 2

Out of the Closet: Style For Hire – Chapter 2

| June 25, 2012 | 3 Comments

Imagine how naked and vulnerable the emperor felt when he discovered he had no clothes….? Now imagine the total opposite feeling when the empress discovers she has too many, especially of clothes that might have fit a decade ago or are just inappropriate enough they’d perhaps belong on a 15-year old with a Hello Kitty […]

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Tracy Pendergast of Style for Hire

Tracy Pendergast of Style for Hire

| June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tracy Pendergast of Portland’s own “Style for Hire” explains the fashion consulting process as Janna Lopez begins her personal re-styling journey. Part one of Janna’s wardrobe makeover. Learn more about Tracy.

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What Not To Wear … No, Really ….

What Not To Wear … No, Really ….

| June 1, 2012 | 9 Comments

If you could have Stacy London in your closet guiding you on what not to wear, would you do it? Well now you practically can! We are excited to share that Portland has a new savvy, stylish team of Stacy

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Meet Seth Aaron, Project Runway Superstar

Meet Seth Aaron, Project Runway Superstar

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Project Runway winner Seth Aaron chat with Janna Lopez about family, Project Runway and the holidays.

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It’s Not a Likely Story, Cinderella

It’s Not a Likely Story, Cinderella

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Work, not a wand, will change your image Cinderella, Vivian Ward (“Pretty Woman”) and Eliza Doolittle. What do these three fictitious characters have in common? They all transformed the way they looked, which dramatically changed their lives. You may recall that Cinderella was transformed in the twinkling of an eye by her fairy godmother; and […]

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