At the end of the year, everyone makes their "best of" lists, but I thought it was more appropriate in a fashion context to switch gears and look ahead to 2009. Bearing that in mind, I asked a number of Portland designers and shop owners for their style wishes, predictions, advice, and more to carry into the new year, including baggage from 2008 that they'd like to see left behind. I didn't get to ask nearly all the people I'd like to hear from, though, and the limitations of print journalism mean that even the people I did hear from had to be edited. I'd like to post all of the unfettered responses here, though, in the final weeks of 2008, and I would encourage everyone to jump in and add your own responses. First up is Tiffanee Bean of Mabel and Zora:

“I’m so hooked on the ‘60s and ‘70s looks right now, so I’m hoping they’re big in ’09. I am going back and forth between a Diana Ross disco diva look and glam rock getups! I currently feel slightly like I’m in a Halloween costume every day, so hopefully these will both become big styles for next year!”