Photo Journal Extras - Portland Fashion Week®

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Man, I MISS my best gal Mandy taking pics - she's so freaking good! I think every girl needs a personal photog who sees all their beautiful angles/sides and even when you think you're not looking too hot - she can give you images proving you wrong. So grateful for a friend who took family time off to help at Portland Fashion Week. I asked her to document the team, outfits, etc - and man I love her work. Plus, if you love a beautiful instagram - check her's out www.instagram.com/mandys_view.

So here are some great shots of my purple top/white pants ensemble from Torrid! Same pants I wore with the Leopard blazer - was a quick mid-day outfit change :).

Outfits current and courtesy of Torrid.com!
Photos by Mandy Allen




[above] With my front desk team - best in the BUSINESS! Plus a random hot model who popped in back - lol.


[above] With a volunteer.


[above] With one of Portland's most celebrated designers on the scene, Brady Lange. Was SO grateful he showed his collection at PFW and the editors who reviewed felt the same way!



[above] With Rebecca (M), casting director for Project Runway. With Portland being a hotspot with 4 winners and countless finalists - they love to scout at Portland Fashion Week :).


[above] With Sara Dahlquist of her blog DahlStyle.com and fashion editor for The Oregonian (who wrote a huge 2 page spread on PFW!). So honored she joined the PFW Style Collective! Was a pleasure and I love this gal. 

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STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
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• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
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