Archive for February, 2013

FRANCOISE HARDY: STREET STYLE OBSESSION

Posted BY JORDAN ON February 26th, 2013
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I was in college when I first saw a picture of Françoise Hardy on a record sleeve, and it was love at first sight. I’m not sure if this was before Googling was as all-encompassing as it is now, or if I just didn’t really know about it yet. Either is completely possible. (It’s strange […]

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FM GUIDE: GOOD WINE FROM THE GROCERY STORE

Posted BY JENNY JAMES ON February 25th, 2013
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It’s easy to walk into a grocery store and become overwhelmed by choices. You were invited to a dinner party and want to bring something along. You don’t want to look like an ass and hand over something terrible, but you also don’t have $50 to drop on a bottle of wine for your drunk […]

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FM GUIDE: THRIFTING (DIRTY VERSION)

Posted BY JENNY JAMES ON February 21st, 2013
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  I will say a few words about dirty thrifting. You really need to be in the right head space for it. Don’t go when you are hungry or in a rush. Have something specific in mind when you start, like “A WOODEN BOWL”. Get competitive with those around you.   RED WHITE AND BLUE: […]

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LAURA MVULA’S “GREEN GARDEN” VIDEO

Posted BY JORDAN ON February 20th, 2013
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My friend Casey just sent me an email with this video, subject line reading, “obsessed.” Obviously, I’m not one to delay pleasure, so I watched it on my phone for about 5 seconds (after the ad, duh), until I knew this deserved more than 4×2 inch screen. Now that I’ve graduated to my computer, I’m […]

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FM GUIDE: THRIFTING (CLEAN VERSION)

Posted BY JENNY JAMES ON February 18th, 2013
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Thrifting in Portland can be whatever you want it to be. A long and arduous search for the perfect denim shirt or a cheap answer to your home furnishing needs- whatever you’re looking for, it can be found with a little effort. In my sick opinion, the tougher the hunt the bigger the pay off. […]

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NY FASHION WEEK, CS FOR OC, & LIGHT ASYLUM VID

Posted BY JORDAN ON February 12th, 2013
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Chloë Sevigny presented her Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2013 line on Saturday at Saint Mark’s for New York’s Fashion Week, modeled by stone-faced picketers in 60’s era fabrics, and backed by a horde of rad musical acts (who might have just looked more fly than the models). Bands/musicians included  I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos and Sadie Laksa), Shannon […]

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FM BEAUTY SECRETS PART 2

Posted BY JENNY JAMES ON February 11th, 2013
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Last week was all about the grooming products we love, so it makes sense for this week to be about the services we use. But as it turns out, the ladies and gentlemen of Frances May aren’t often found hanging out at the spa. A good haircut and a trip to the sauna are about […]

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“JUST ONE OF THE GUYS”…

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON February 08th, 2013
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…isn’t just a really great 80’s movie starring nobody whose name I remember—it’s a fashion statement that never gets old AND doubles the options available to a girl who doesn’t mind fighting some guy over a perfect pair of slouchy trousers or a killer blazer. Photo Credit: The Sartorialist, theyallhateus, The Sartorialist, alltheprettybirds, and The […]

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TUNES FOR TUESDAY

Posted BY JORDAN ON February 05th, 2013
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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here’s a new mix to spice up the work week, get some pep in your step, fight the February funk, etc. All songs were specifically chosen to inspire personal comebacks and confident strides–which, paired with a pair of Common Project boots, will probably make you invincible. Like, Beyonce’s face during the Super […]

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FM BEAUTY SECRETS

Posted BY JENNY JAMES ON February 01st, 2013
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Everyone seems to have a product that they consider to be their own secret weapon. Some are invisible (perfumes, lotions), some are neon OPEN signs (lipstick) and some create tiny works of art (nail polish). Here are a few of our favorite weapons from around town. PAM’S FAVORITES: Tata Harper hydrating floral essence spray. This […]

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