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Photos: Crossroads Trading's Annual Pop-Up Shop

On November 7th, Crossroads Trading hosted their much-loved annual pop-up shop at the Hotel Monaco in Union Square. Hosted by CTC Style Council Member and local fashion blogger Kathleen Murillo of Inspirafashion, guests shopped new and gently used items, taking the rare opportunity to shop the very best merchandise selected from all six of Crossroads' Bay Area stores.

The small, private event was open to lucky Crossroads' customers who entered to receive a complimentary pair of tickets. The stylish guests enjoyed refreshments, bubbly and the luxe surroundings of the Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom.

Jams We Love: 7x7's Weekly Playlist

The Unknown Soldier

For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. It's Veteran's Day, so we put together a playlist recognizing the folks who've fought for our country in decades past, as well as those serving time as we speak.

Photo Contest: Let's Give the Bay Bridge Some Love!

We hate to admit it, but sometimes we treat the Bay Bridge like the ugly step-sibling of San Francisco bridges. It might not have the name recognition or quirky color of the city's famed Golden Gate, but our other bridge is pretty spectacular in its own right. 

Where To Score A Show-Stopping Thanksgiving Pie

It's almost time for Thanksgiving dinner. Have you dealt with your pie yet?  If not, there's still time, and a load of amazing options closeby.

This Week's Hottest Events: Carolee Schneemann, Levi's Exhibit, and Lucky Peach Live

Screenings
Animating Dark Dreams: The Films of Jan Svankmager
World-renowned animator and filmmaker Jan Svankmajoer creates his own spin on Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland to depict a "grown-up" dream-like world. Consider it Alice for adults. His extraordinary visual effects and menacing dream logic are present in all of his films and are sure to draw you in, taking your mind on a magical journey. Check out our in-depth blog here.
When: Now through Thurs. 11/29
Where: YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St.

Move Over Victoria, Lula Lu Petite Lingerie is Just as Pretty

34B. The average bra size. Easy. Bosoms of the smaller variety—30AAA to 38A, to be exact—may want to head to Lula Lu, a Bay Area-based lingerie website created for the petite lady looking to fill her dainty lingerie drawer.

rePACK Kickstarter: Custom Bags Made From Recycled Car Upholstery

rePACK bags

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

An automotive wrecking yard isn’t the first place you would think of looking for a designer bag, but rePACK founder David Miller-Hershon is literally banking on recycling discarded car interior bits into fashion accessories. With just six days left on his fledgling business’ Kickstarter, he has a couple grand to raise to take his idea from the wrecker to the streets of San Francisco.

Street Style Report: Hard-Hitting Patterns and Color at New People

Last week, in search of something fresh and fun, we explored the ultra-modern New People plaza in Japantown. There, we found Sou Sou boutique manager, Chinatsu Komori, representing her brand – head to toe.

This Week in Live Music: 5 Shows Worth the Price of Admission (and Surcharges)

James Murphy

Nothing to report here. Plenty going on down here though…

SF Native Stevie Howell's Textile Designs Make a Fashion Industry Splash

Stevie Howell

Stevie Howell showed unmistakable signs of an artistic calling beginning in nursery school. For instance, one of her finger paintings fooled a museum bigwig into 
believing the colorful composition was the work of a famous artist. But it was a prediction her mother made in 1993 that Howell, now 31, deems gospel. “After I read an article in Elle Decor on textile design, I just had a gut feeling Stevie would be doing that kind of work one day,” explains her mother Linda.

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