Mona thinks that just because she's an artist that she can turn the entire format of the Portland Mercury's Fashion Do Its and Don't Its on its ear! Well, here is her "do it" (if you can even call it that):
-- "I think you should wear whatever the fuck you want, and if any of those bastards out there give you grief, then tell them to fuck off! I don't want to see you wasting your time reading any more useless fucking 'dos and don'ts' lists of any kind. Satisfy your soul. I want you to stay fine, free, and groovy, you crazy motherfuckers." [Whatever. --ed]
Ryan D. Christensen
Owner/Creator of Sameunderneath
Ryan's line of clothes can be found at places like 360 Vinyl and Local.35--and if you do his dos, they will lead you to a happier life:
--DO personalize: "Buttons, patches, stencilsÉ A lot of things are being mass-produced, so you want to add your own touch."
--DO acknowledge trends, but don't follow them: "Keep an eye on what's going on, but tweak it out a bit. Things look hot on entertainers that may not look so hot on the average Joe."
--DO accessorize: "Bracelets, rings, a variety of watches, and scarves, beanies, earmuffs."
--DO have fun with socks: "One of the problems with fashion is that when you get to a certain age, people stop having fun."
--DO support local fashion: It feels better to spend money if you know it's going to a specific person who's been working on it for two, three, six years."