We're always thrilled when we hear of new and noteworthy San Francisco designers because, let's face it, we don't live in a city particularly recognized for its sense of style. This is why we were immediately smitten when we came across Shannon South and her inspiring handbag line reMade USA. For those who aren't already familiar, reMade is a Potrero Hill-based company that repurposes used leather jackets to make covetable one-of-a-kind creations (meaning you don't have to sacrifice leather to be eco-friendly), all named after streets in our fair city. With this, we leave you with our second installation of "7 Minutes With":
How did the idea for reMade USA come about?
We've spent all week daydreaming about an exotic Riviera getaway, but then reality hit, and we realized St. Tropez is still just a fantasy. Lucky for us, we have an alternative to the sun-soaked Mediterranean right in our backyard: a day of sailing on the Bay. So take advantage of the warm weather this weekend and head to the Wharf for a leisurely day on the water. Even though no experience is necessary, you can still look like a sailing pro in this week's look:
A mere two weeks after owners Michael Weaver and Holly Kricher closed Shotwell's doors to move three blocks down (Vince is eventually taking over their old space), the local favorite is officially back. Though the expansive two-story space is still very much a work in progress until the official grand opening in early August, suffice it to say we still spent an hour perusing the racks and trying on everything in sight during last night's soft opening. Expect to find new designers, an expanded mens section (that we'll definitely be delving into from time to time), not to mention increased foot traffic judging by their prime location at 320 Grant Ave. Check out the new store from 11-7 daily.
Daily reads from our feeds...
After stints in hosiery and self-tanner, Lindsey Lohan's new movie production company promises to be "Unforgettable", via WWD.
Fashionista asks "Who wore it better?", but we think the real question is "Where can I get my hands on a striped shirt and Sharpie?"
Brooke Waterhouse, owner and curator of Project One, is determined to make the recession sexy, one potluck at a time.
Instead of holding a bougie caviar-and-champagne soiree to bring together an intimate group of artistic San Franciscans, Waterhouse and guest host/co-curator of "Come As You Are"/wardrobe stylist Rachel Lena Esterline decided to throw a good old-fashioned potluck to encourage their 40 guests to share dishes and stories in the unique DJ lounge and gallery space in Portero Hill's design district.
With Bastille Day rounding the corner, it's time to say au revoir to freedom fries and Budweiser and bonjour to pomme frites and viognier. Stateside, this French holiday gives foodies and party-goers alike a delicious excuse to indulge at your favorite bistro while channeling your inner Brigitte Bardot. We've assembled a look to give you that very distinctive je ne sais quoi (eyeliner not included).
1. Fred Flare Inés Sunglasses, $11: These rounded shades look classic yet impossibly modern.
Daily reads from our feeds...
Project Runway winners Leanne Marshall's collection for Bluefly is finally available, but unfortunately we're less than impressed.
Fashionista swoons over the creative use of hair extensions that appeared in yesterday's Chanel couture show.
The name of Jil Sander's Uniqlo collection was revealed via The Cut, and we're still desperately hoping they open a shop in SF.
An online treasure trove for all things handmade and vintage, Etsy is one of our top go-to sources when we want to break away from our fast fashion fixes and opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring the current Etsy Local shop for SF this week, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:
1. The Cleo headpiece from jaybmillinery, $48: We are seriously smitten with this structural felt headpiece which also happens to be one of the more reasonably priced we've found. Side note: be sure to check out Jay B's other options while you're browsing as it was nearly impossible to choose a favorite.