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Category: Fashion

Tori in her home workshop cutting material for a scarf.
Jun 22 2017

Local Business Spotlight: Tori Tissell

Tori Tissell, founding owner of Storiarts, maker of literary soft goods, has the kind of internet success story that entrepreneurial dreams are made of. It started with a personal project. For holiday gifts in 2011, Tori created her first run of book scarves — an excerpt from Pride and Prejudice silkscreened onto a square of […]

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Kimberlee working in the studio
May 19 2015

Catching up with jewelry designer Fresh Tangerine

It’s been a busy Portland May, but we’re excited we got a chance to catch up with our friend Kimberlee Kogane at Fresh Tangerine! Fresh Tangerine makes beautiful handmade jewelry with a Pacific-NW-inspired feel, and has grown from a one-woman show to a team of makers. We were fortunate enough to connect with Kimberlee and get to […]

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Jul 30 2014

Doing It! PDX Fat Fashion Collective

Summer in Portland brings us some of the most awesome fashion runways this town has to offer, and we’re pleased as punch to be trusted photographers for some high-profile shows! One of our proudest fashion photography bookings this summer has been shooting the runway for Summer Strut, a fashion show produced by the PDX Fat Fashion […]

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Jul 07 2014

First Thursday returns in August!

Hooray! Our First Thursday Open Studio parties return to Upswept Creative in August! Come visit us and enjoy beautiful wearable designs and visual art. This month, we’re featuring a fashion trunk show by Hubris Apparel, including all-new garments for Fall/Winter 2014. STAY TUNED: we’ll be announcing more awesome makers for our August lineup soon! New photos […]

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Silver Lining Productions logo design Portland Oregon
May 29 2014

Doing It! The Silver Lining in producing apparel locally

“Where is your shirt made?” A lot of us probably don’t know the answer to that question, and too often, the answer is, “not in the U.S.A.” We recently worked with Silver Lining Productions on creating the perfect logo design for their business: garment manufacturing for clothing designers! As we worked with them, we really got to the […]

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Portland branding designer - Portland fashion photographer - Sarah Giffrow of Upswept Creative
May 23 2014

Branding designer in the Portland Mercury

Upswept Creative was profiled by the Portland Mercury earlier this week, and we couldn’t be more flattered!  Take a look at their write-up, and get a peek behind-the-scenes at Upswept–the article hints at some changes that we’ll be telling you about soon. And, branding designer ninja and Benevolent Overlord Sarah even makes a rare appearance in front […]

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Nov 21 2013

Doing It!: Little Boxes

We love seeing people grow and prosper, so every so often, we’ll highlight people who inspire us. We couldn’t be more excited to kick off our Doing It! series with Portland’s independent shopping movement, Little Boxes. Little Boxes is Portland’s response to Black Friday: instead of braving the big-box mega-stores, Little Boxes unites local, independent […]

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Jul 28 2013

Fashion, Jewelry, and Art | August First Thursday

Yeah, it still feels like Summer, but get a peek at what’s coming for Fall at August First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring fashion by Carolyn Hart Designs. She’ll be showing and selling some brand-spankin’-new pieces from her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Also joining us is jewelry designs by Cobracult– pieces inspired by […]

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Jun 19 2013

Portland branding design | Locals We Love!

When we’re not making Portland branding design, web site and photography magic happen, we’re roaming the wilds of Portland and enjoying what our beloved locals have to offer. We’ll periodically share some of our favorite things here on the blog, hoping that you’ll get out there and celebrate the locally-made awesomeness by trying something new-to-you! […]

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Jun 04 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | June First Thursday!

Join us in June for a summery First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring stunning swimwear designs by Amy Elizabeth Couture! She’ll be showing and selling pieces from her recent runway collection, and brand-new, hot-off-the-sewing machine creations. Also joining us is jewelry designer Deborah Funches, who’ll be showing her colorful arrays of crystal […]

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