Hello MOD readers! Next week, the Mercury will be returning to a single-blog format (blogtown.portlandmercury.com). That means that this will be the last post on MOD!

BUT DON'T PANIC! We'll still be covering all of the many events, sales, openings/closings, interviews, lookbooks, and industry news relevant to the city's thriving fashion, design, and retail scenes. Those types of posts will just live right around the corner on Blogtown, and there will even be a "fashion" option you can click at the top that will isolate those types of posts, so you won't have to sift through all the other content in between.

What about past MOD posts, you say? Excellent question! Everything published in MOD's rather long history will remain online and searchable via the Mercury archives.

Some people say change is scary but I think it's awesome, and I am very excited to continue covering the city's design and lifestyle industries in a more streamlined fashion. If you have any questions about the switch, please feel free to drop me a line.

Blast from the past: A pre-Project Runway Gretchen Jones photographed for MOD in mid-2008.
  • Blast from the past: A pre-Project Runway Gretchen Jones photographed for MOD in mid-2008.