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Look of the Week: A Day in Dolores Park

To kick off our new weekly look feature, we decided to scour local boutiques (with online shops of course!) and piece together the perfect outfit for a weekend in the park. It’s easy, playful and ideal for soaking in the sun. Without further ado, this week’s picks:

1.    Harputs Own T-Shirt Dress in Gold Silk, $200: This effortlessly cool frock screams spring wardrobe staple with its clean silhouette and high hemline.

2.    Tatty Devine Dinosaur Necklace from Eden & Eden, $195: Pair this quirky necklace with a simple getup for some tongue-in-cheek chic.

Sergios Davila SS09 Trunk Show at Sui Generis Saturday

Stop in to Sui Generis this Saturday to rub elbows with one of New York's up-and-coming designers, Sergios Davila. Recently awarded the FGI Rising Star 2009 Men's Apparel Award, Davila will be showcasing his Spring/Summer 1920s country club-inspired line. Get Gatsby this spring.

Sidewalk Chic: A Touch of Radish in Union Square

Name: Cory Tallman

Age: 24

Occupation: Paul Smith salesguy

Spotted: Paul Smith boutique, 11:42 a.m.

Wearing: all Paul Smith, except the radish pen which is from a street market in Kyoto

How would you define your style? "Simple and easy. Style's about balancing how you see yourself and how you want other people to see you. Everyone has some style hidden away somewhere, even if they hide it away in their fanny pack."

Video: Inside Paul Smith's New Union Square Store

From the moment you approach Paul Smith's just-opened store on Grant and Geary, the window display beckons you to come in and explore the Londoner's wonderfully quirky world. Inside, it’s all about the details. Vintage typewriters sit beside shoes, framed ski goggles and branches adorn the walls, rare books line bookshelves and tables and the blazers are lined with flowers. We were lucky enough to get a tour of his new Union Square boutique from the man himself, and here’s what he had to say about San Francisco, spring fashion and the importance of individuality:

First things first, where did you have dinner last night?

Sidewalk Chic: In the Mix in Pacific Heights

Name: Melody Nazarian

Age: 25

Occupation: Associate editor for Fabsugar.com and personal stylist (snappystyle@gmail.com)

Wearing: Old Navy olive green shirtdress, Mossimo for Target faux leather jacket, purple scarf from the Gift Center in San Francisco, DKNY tights, Colonial Madness tan gladiator sandals, Derek Lam bag, Banana Republic layered gold necklace

Sidewalk Chic: Well-Balanced in SoMa

Name: Janna Rose White

Age: 23

Occupation: Marketing and Development Manager at International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Spotted: Opening Night party for Nick Cave at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 9:05 p.m.

Sidewalk Chic: Mix Master in SoMa

Name: Zorina Chen

Age: 23

Occupation:
Associate Brand Manager for bumble ink -- an environmentally friendly, locally owned, independent stationery company

Spotted: Vintage Fashion Expo at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 4:34 p.m.

Top Looks at the Vintage Fashion Expo and Where to Get Them

 

This weekend, the Vintage Fashion Expo - the largest of its kind in the US - came to the Concourse Exhibition Center in SF. Naturally, we got dolled up in our favorite ensembles inspired from eras past and headed over to scour the seemingly endless racks for the best vintage pieces that are on-trend for spring. Here, dear readers, are our top seven finds:

Sidewalk Chic: Polished Flair in SoMa

Name: Kelvin Malone

Age: 42

Occupation: Creative Consultant

Spotted:
William Kentridge opening at SFMOMA, 8:38 p.m.

Wearing: Lanvin coat and shirt, silk pajama jacket from Bergdorf Goodman, made-to-measure trousers, Hermès shoes, vintage hat, Dries Van Noten scarf, Jas M.B. bag

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