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Hi all,

I have decided to custom design a new blog. Please visit me at www.livingportlandblog.com

Hope to see you there!

Jessica

The Virtual Knife

There has been quite a bit of controversy lately around how Photoshop is being used to alter the personalities on covers of magazines and in advertising. Accused edits include enhanced breasts, small waists and hips, lighter skin, etc. This most recently came to a head with Gabourey Sidibe, star of Precious, and this month’s cover of Elle.

Gaby’s case is definitely not extreme – and it may not be true – but the cover has definitely sparked a much need discussion around ethics.

Take a look and be the judge yourself.

Gaby image via NY Daily News

I don’t even need to point anything out, do I?

Kimora images via Gossip Rocks

 

Enhanced Bust

Image by Getty

Zara

I stumbled across Zara on another blog and I have to post some of my favorite looks I found on its website. Too darling!

All images from Zara online.

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Kids these days..

I’m horrified that these kid’s parents let them do these reenactments. However, I do watch reality TV and these videos are HILARIOUS and spot on. I love Scott from the Kardashian episode, and Jwow from Jersey Shore. Brilliant.

Jersey Shore

Keeping up with the Kardashians

NYC Fashion Week

Fashion Week kicks off today in New York City, where an anticipated crowd of more than 230,000 will preview Spring and Summer 2011 collections from the likes of Isaac Mizrahi, Vera Wang, and newcomer Christian Siriano among many talented others. The twice-a-year trade shows generates more than $770 million in economic activity in NYC, according to IMG Fashion. That’s a lot of Jimmy Choo shoes and Louis Vuitton purses!

 Fashion’s Night Out event at Lincoln Center. Image: WENN/TheYBF.com

Heads Up

How cute are these Heads Up milk glasses? I need!

And how about these fun trash bags, designed by Portland’s own Wieden and Kennedy?

Or if you’re in the market for some Elephant wallpaper..

Save me. It’s too much. I’m getting off this website now…

All products and images from Greener Grass Design.

The Fashion Bible

It’s that time of year again. The time when all fashion magazines come out with its September issues, just in time for NY Fall Fashion Week. You know, the ones that weigh 10 pounds and are full of ads? The mecca of them all is VOGUE, its September issue coveted ‘The Bible of the fashion world.” Halle Berry landed the cover this year and she looks GORGEOUS. I’m a big fan of VOGUE because they staff incredible photographers and writers. The magazine is best known for editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who was potrayed by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada but, more recently, plays herself in VOGUE’s documentary The September Issue.

I won’t be able to afford anything but I can’t wait to dive in.