It's official, Pride is in the air. Something about the combination of giant rainbow flags waving down Market Street and the warm summer air is bringing out the best of San Franciscan's wardrobes, which has us perpetually thinking about what on earth we're going to wear to the Pride festivities this weekend. After a bit of deliberation, we opted for an outfit that's a bit more discreet than gold sequins and feather boas, yet still exudes a carefree vibrance that is the nature of such an SF institution.
1. Free People Peacock Romper, $108: Show off your pride in this peacock-printed number that is just as practical as it is pretty.
If there's one thing this recession has taught us, it's that it's always a good idea to keep learning and bettering yourself in order to remain relevant in this ever-changing job market. If we've learned two things, the second is that you've gotta get your fun while the gettin's good. So, if you've ever wanted to try a craft you've never done before, like sewing, screen printing, or letterpress, or if you want to brush up on some new skills to add to your resume, there's no time like the present. Here are our picks for summer school craft and design classes that are happening around the city - we promise they'll be way better than that SAT practice course you took in high school.
The ART Weekend: August 13th through the 15th
Good reads from our feeds...
Got something on your chest? We say get it off. Shoehunting spotted Lady Gaga in a major fashion faux pas moment.
Is that a little bump we see? NYmag.com reports on rumors that Gisele Bündchen is pregnant.
Fashionista wants to know how keen you are on the trend of accentuated hips.
We already recognized Mexican beer for its outstanding achievement in the category of light, vacuous summer-drinking pleasure. But those cervezas amount to only one small sliver of the summer beer pie. The fact is there are lots of beers with more flavor and more brewing artistry that fall into the summer category. And a good many of them are wheat beers.
In the ramp up to Litquake (SF's literary festival, perhaps best known for it's rowdy pub crawl) 10th Anniversary this October comes a gaggle of fundraisers this summer. First up: Lewis Black, the curmudgeon’s curmudgeon. Black, who does the semi-irregular “Back in Black” segment on the Daily Show, has made a name for himself by mixing one part political insight with two parts yelling. This Sunday, he'll be at the Herbst Theater uncensored (meaning, no Comedy Central execs to bleep out his swear words). Along with comedian/radio host Marc Maron, Black will rail against the machine and rip the American mind-set a new one.
Are you going to be in LA this weekend? Do you like tacos, hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches? Check out Dwell on Design’s Square Meal.
A food writer cops to liking Cheesecake Factory.
New York rolls out a fleet on “green carts” to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to underserved areas. Where would you like to see these in SF?
Those expecting another hormonally charged, cheerfully outlandish sex comedy from Superbad director Greg Mottola may be surprised to discover that Adventureland, despite a deliberately misleading ad campaign, is nothing of the sort. It is a far more grounded, even somber affair, populated by thoughtful, unaffected characters whose misadventures ring invariably true. It is also one of the year’s best films.
Name: Rahel Pearson
Occupation: Graduate student at the University of Amsterdam, studying Clinical Psychology
Spotted: 7x7 Best Of party at Ghirardelli Square, 7:58 p.m.
Wearing: Dress from Thrift Town, jacket from Painted Bird, Chanel shoes, Alexander Wang bag
Favorite fashion decade: "1920's meets minimalist 90's with some 80's glitter."
If you could have one thing this season, what would it be? "A Cartier tank francaise in rose gold."
Kim: The marketing tag line for Herb and Dorothy goes, “You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art,” and Megumi Sasaki’s film proves you just need an eye and a genuine passion -- to build a world-class art collection on the meager salaries of a postal clerk and librarian.
David: You also have to be surrounded by starving artists as well. They were so happy to sell stuff that they would let them pay for art in installments.
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