Former Portland Fashion Week Director’s Photo Goes Viral
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Former Portland Fashion Week Executive Director and fashion blogger Jessica Kane, is gaining attention for a recent beach photo with a powerful message.
The photo taken by “fellow curvy pioneer” Marcy Guevara, shows Kane rocking a black and pink bathing suit, with a big smile. She writes “THIS WAS NOT BRAVE,” Continuing with a list of things that DO take bravery. “A family battling tragic illness, a mother trying to beat addiction, a person trying to break free of domestic violence.”
Overall Kane’s message is critiquing the way we praise and represent body positivity. A woman in a bathing suit at the beach is completely ordinary and shouldn’t be considered brave. Kane concludes with “LIVE life and only worry about what really matters.”
Thousands of people are supporting Kane’s message of loving yourself and forgetting the haters.
One woman wrote “Its all about fun in the sun. Who cares what anyone else thinks. They're probably jealous!”
Kane recently moved to Florida to start a new career as the Creative Director for Cool Gal Blue. In her blog Life and Style of Jessica, she writes “this company is your company and we are doing things differently.”
For more information on Jessica Kane, click HERE.
Related Slideshow: PDX Fashion Community Shares Their Spring Fashion Essentials
GoLocalPDX asked the Portland fashion community what the hottest trends for spring will be.
From Left to Right:
Kate Miles, Fashion Designer Kate's Couture
Jennifer Harris, JDHStyle, Personal Stylist, and Image Consultant
Kemea Smith, GoLocalPDX Fashion Contributor
Tito Chowdhury, FashionNXT Executive Director
Rasha and Vana Pecoraro, Founders and Co-Owners of Dapper D
“We’ve seen sheer cutouts in prior seasons but this Spring I suspect we’ll see more full body sheer ensembles,” says Brittany Sierra. “From sheer tops to sheer pants and playsuits, this spring is the season of transparency.”
“Celebrate the beauty of your whole body -- show, show, show. Don't hold back on wearing sheer or fitted dresses,” says Tito Chowdhury. “Before you know it, it will be out of style --so do it this season.”
Altar Housline Sheer Fisherman Romper. More information HERE.
Photo Credit: Altar
Denim x Denim
“My top pick for the ladies, is the boyfriend cut. These are NOT your boyfriend's jeans,” says Jennifer D Harris. “They are made to be sleek, chic, and approachable. They are absolutely NOT sloppy.”
“We will definitely see a lot of denim this spring but I suspect people will switch it up a bit by pairing denim with denim, and denim embellished with lace and jewels,” says Sierra.
The Fifth on the Horizon Denim Shirt. Buy it HERE.
Photo Credit: Nasty Gal
A loose fitting denim dress that hits just above the knee, will be a go to outfit for many, this spring. It’s easy to find the perfect denim dress for your body shape, because they come in a variety of different cuts and styles.
Make it Good: Brushstroke Shift Dress. Buy it HERE.
Photo Credit: Make it Good
“I think that the more structured and boxy-look is very much present this spring,” says fashion designer Kate Miles. She has also noticed "clean and simple lines that are more embellished by jewelry and hair than the garment itself."
Suzanne Rae Collard Button Up Shirt. Buy it HERE.
Photo Credit: Stand up Comedy
“Baseball caps, newspaper style hats, trucker hats, for any time you don't have an extra minute to fix your hair,” says Rasha Pecoraro and Vanna Pecoraro.
Wide brimmed hats will continue to be worn by Portlanders throughout the spring. They add a special kind of spark to any outfit.
Photo Credit: Kemea Smith
See the original article HERE.
Sierra’s favorite trend this spring is a head to toe white ensemble.
“White looks great on all skin tones and gives off a fresh and classy vibe. This minimalist monochromatic look makes for a chic and “upscale” feel,” says Sierra.
Photo Credit: The Row (Pre Fall 2015) Facebook
“Layer gender neutral bracelets to give any outfit a trendy look,” says the Pecoraros.
“The days of chunky are over. Smaller is better. For fingers, necks, ears, and wrists, think delicate jewelry, THINK SMALL,” says Harris.
Betsy and Iya Southern Lights necklace. Buy it HERE.
Photo Credit: Betsy and Iya
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