Please join me now in tooting the horn of the Mercury's own Marjorie Skinner who won the coveted "Best Fashion Blogger" award at this weekend's Portland Fashion & Style Awards.


Interestingly, this handsome 15-pound trophy was made entirely from the tears of children working in Indonesian H&M sweatshop factories. (JOKE! These kids don't dare cry if they want to keep their jobs.) But seriously, if you give two craps about fashion and design, you really should be reading Marjorie's "Sold Out" column every week in the Mercury and her MOD blog every single day. CONGRATULATIONS, MARJORIE!!