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Sept. 14, 2004: CulturePulp hangs rather awkwardly with "rock star jewelry designer" Stephen Webster.

Endnotes and Digressions:

1. Grey-tones for this installment by Chad Essley.

2. Let’s see: What other info about this event can we breathlessly convey using boldface and exclamation points? Co-presenter Carl Greve did a lot of the heavy lifting — with a fabbo jewelry-counter presentation by “visual merchandiser” Dori and planning by Greve PR whiz Chris Finks! The fashions on the Mode models were custom-designed by Seaplane! Their hair was styled by Sugar Laboratories! And Aura chipped in with some groovy video displays! Portland Monthly — the only glossy “city magazine” in PDX history to not suck eggs — co-sponsored! One model was wearing a $30,000 necklace called the “Urban Collar”! Lynne Greve was really sweet, and posed for a photo while touting the “Woody Woodpecker” necklace, which she’d been wearing for about a month because she liked it so much!

3. You can learn more about Stephen Webster at his Web site, He really worked the room for this event, with the sort of élan you wouldn’t expect from a guy who’d been on the road for two weeks — he’d just come from L.A., following an appearance at the “Fashion Rocks” charity concert during Fashion Week in New York. Fabulous!

4. Thanks to Shawn Levy for one or two nuggets of "Rat Pack" lingo.

You can download a high-rez PDF of CulturePulp 012 right here: CulturePulp012.pdf

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