Name: Jenelle Lee Oldham
Occupation: Hairstylist at Oxenrose Salon
Spotted: Infatuation at Vessel, 11:01 p.m.
Wearing: Forever 21 dress, vintage belt and heels, handmade earrings by Nico Lopez
How would you define your style? "Totally fun and carefree. I love dressing up and wearing things that pop. Mixing trendy, vintage, and a pair of killer heels!"
Occasionally our mind veers away from interior design and wanders into the world of fashion - a trip usually much needed by our wardrobe and much lamented by our pocket book. This time we credit Domain contributor Zem Joaquin with our foray into the fashion trenches. Her green lifestyle website ecofabulous is hosting a pop-up shop featuring eco-chic clothing lines Rogan and Loomstate that'll take place inside Oakland boutique August. Tonight is the opening party, so stop by from 6 to 10 for some good music and all the green fashion your heart desires.
We were so blown away by the final collection at the Academy of Art Graduate Fashion Show that we just had to share. The Fashion and Jewelry Design Collaboration produced by three Fine Art Sculpture and six Fashion Design students, was a fantastical mix that we think is best described as alien fairy with a dash of Toy Story mutant toy. From the metal flowers sprouting out of the tulle 'fur' coat to the sculptural wires suspending layers of a goddess gown in mid-air, the collection was without-a-doubt inspiring and the Academy continues to make fashion aficionados such as ourselves proud to call San Francisco home.
See more from the AAU fashion show.
Welcome to our third guest blogger series written by Ella Lawrence, who works as both a freelance writer and a server at a popular restaurant in San Francisco. Lawrence has been published in Travel & Leisure, Time Out, and the San Francisco Chronicle and has her own blog, Restaurant Girl Speaks. Every Tuesday for six-weeks, she’ll be dishing out the tips on how to be a better diner, something about which she has a lot to say. Listen up.
If you're into crazy stage antics that include occasional spitting in your own mouth, look no further then Great American Music Hall, where the Black Lips are performing this week. Fresh from galavanting around the world with tunes indebted as much to noise and punk as to their Southern roots, these guys are making a stop in SF to rock your Thursday night.
If you're looking for something to do Thursday night that involves happy pop rock, a great venue, and an enthusiastic crowd, we have a show for you. Falls-Church-native-turned-San-Francisco-transplant Thao Nguyen will headline at the Independent with her band, The Get Down Stay Down. Her Noise Pop acoustic show at the Swedish American Hall this year was so sold out that the venue turned away Noise Pop pass holders. We even spotted John Vanderslice behind the bar tapping beers for showgoers.
As always, there's great music going on this week. Here's our list of top shows to check out.
Last Thursday, we found ourselves surrounded by SF fashion notables (Joy Bianchi, Willie Brown, et al.) and art students, all impatiently waiting for the Academy of Art Graduate Fashion Show to begin. What came next was a whirlwind of ruffles, strong silhouettes, bold graphic prints, oversized knitwear, and dramatic draping that left our hearts aflutter. Although all of these talented young designers produced impressive collections, we leave you with the five that stood apart from the rest (in our humble opinion, of course):
Highly-caffeinated film gurus--you'd have to have consumed a couple cappucinos to make it out that late--convened at the stylish W Hotel on Saturday night as the clock struck 12 to catch a glimpse of big-screen starlets Evan Rachel Wood and Elijah Wood. As part of the San Francisco International Film Festival's opening weekend, each was a recipient of a Midnight Award (hence the twilight hour) for their individual achievements in film.
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