Monday, December 29, 2008

NY Times Fashion Post on Obama


Barack Obama on vacation on Kailua Beach in Hawaii. (Chris Rust/INF)

Unless you expect heads of state to wear a tie at the beach, there’s nothing particularly shocking about the sight of President-elect Obama in bathing trunks. He looks fit, and at least he did not opt for itty-bitty European briefs.

Have a great holiday, everyone. We’ll take a little break on the blog until the New Year.


Here's the new pieces from Hazel. Always cute and affordable.





Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The North Pearl Stroll and Shop

Join Parallel for Candy Canes and Champagne.
See you there!

A Peace Treaty Holiday 08

The UPS man just delivered an icy cold box of beautiful scarves from the Holiday collection. They have outdone themselves this season. Their fabrics seem softer and the colors brighter. We cannot wait to see what they do for Spring.

Pilani $110

Tikvah $100

Isha $100

Geva $100

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


1122 NW Marshall St, PDX, 503-274-8882

9:30am-10am 40% OFF

10am-11am 35% OFF

11am-12pm 30% OFF

20% OFF the rest of the day

Discounts apply to regular priced items and SALE items will be an additional 10% OFF lowest marked price

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Little Green Grocer Cocktail Party

Come show your support of the Little Green Grocer's Cocktail Event, tomorrow between 5pm-7pm. Check out the world's cutest urban market—owned by one of the nicest families around. Stop by Little Green Grocer for some wine and nibbles before the craziness of Holiday drowns us!

Time and Place
Friday, November 21, 2008
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Little Green Grocer
1101 NW Northrup Street
Portland, OR

Monday, November 10, 2008

Navar NY


Navar is a state of mind. The concept is all in the details. It is about paying attention to what really matters to a woman - luxurious fabrics, simple elegance, wearability. Women deserve beautiful clothes they can wear everyday.

Navar brings sophistication to a woman’s wardrobe. With NAVAR, it is easy for you to choose fashion that compliments you. This ease of style helps you to utilize more of your wardrobe and to dress and feel the way you envision yourself. Simple, fashionable pieces become the essential palette that helps to create this vision. Supple silks, soft cottons and rich wool accommodate any lifestyle while allowing you to create a look all your own. You will become more than just a hanger for the latest fashions.

NAVAR is the method for a woman to create her own personal look - be it playful or sexy, conservative or a little daring.

Introducing NAVAR to Portland, Oregon.

Silk Twill Blouse with triple cuff detail and tortoise buttons

Smoked wool trouser sizes 0-12

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Buying Trip

I recently returned from a buying trip, showcasing goods for Spring 09. The buyers convention is called "Market". It is appropriately titled, because the supermarket sweep for me is about instant gratification(a common thing said by the oh-so fabulous Kimora Lee Simons). And, in an instant, I can tell if the collection would be a fit for Parallel or not. You hop from one showroom to the next, searching and searching for the perfect pieces for your clients. Here are some pics from my trip last week.

eM productions showroom

The beautiful collection of Lutz & Patmos for Spring 09.
Love what these girls do........
Lutz & Patmos

This Nili Lotan collection was at the Chateau Marmont in a 3 br bungalow #1.
It was a jaunt from the Fashion District, but it was nice to check one of those
fancy schmancy huts out:).

So.............not sure what these pants are about????

Sarah McGuire Studio Jewelry
at Parallel now!

Park Vogel Collection

Sunday, October 19, 2008


The perfect rain boot $115
Whole sizes 5-10

The elegant Lady N
Rubber bottom $140

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

::CASSETTE:: New for Fall

Boiled Wool Sweater Top
(What is boiled wool you ask? It is created using a mechanical knitting process which involves a set pattern that is then shrunk. Thus, creating a super soft wool piece!)

Cotton/wool chunky cable knit dress with hidden pockets

Hidden pocket detail

Scarf with buttons and pockets. Works likes a scarf but looks like a vest!

Boiled wool scarf vest

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Just In: Paul & Joe Sister, Tocca



James Pant
I am totally obsessed with these pants! They are kind of I-Dream-of-Jeanne ish and they are so much fun! I wear them with the Pivoinne(above) and gladiator sandals(for as long as I can before my toes start freezing!). Who says keeping warm has to look un-stylish?



Constance Dress

Janet Top in Pebble Print
Longer shirt length, to make tucking in easier.

Marlene Top

East Coast Prep meets Pacific Northwest.

Two of the Trovata quartet started their own thing in the Big Apple and we are hyped to be the only ones in Portland to represent them. Their attention to detail and simple classic styles will complement any young gents wardrobe.

Faulkner Cashmere Sweater

Whitman Woven Shirt with pen pocket detail

Irving Polo Shirts

Whitman Houndstooth Shirt

Twain Red Plaid shirt, double lined.
A perfect shirt for the colder months ahead!

Tolstoy Zip Up, double lined.

Inside detail of Tolstoy.
Interior wallet and cell phone pocket detail.