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Look of the Week: Easter Sunday

Easter was so much cooler as a kid.

Not only did it mean a frilly new dress, matching hat and straw basket full of assorted bunny and egg-shaped candies, there was the sugar-fueled Easter Egg Hunt.

And while we'd like to think we've grown up quite a bit since then, we still love the thrill of the hunt, though now it usually involves scouring vintage racks rather than a grassy knoll.

That being said, it seems we're not the only ones that see the world through pastel-colored glasses this time of the year. Tie and dip-dye prints are making a serious comeback this season (think less Summer of Love and more melted sorbet), and suffice it to say we're totally on board.

Bang-A-Bunny: The Most Adorably Filthy Easter Card Ever

Upper Playground wants to help you to get back to the long-lost roots of Easter.

Well, the Easter Bunny at least.

So to commemorate the fluffy, carrot-chomping symbol of fertility, they enlisted the help of a well-known local artist (and pink bunny enthusiast) by the name of Jeremy Fish. The result: the utterly hilarious (not to mention addicting) Bang A Bunny.

All you have to do is upload photos of the 'giver' and 'receiver', choose whether you're feeling gentle or aggressive (or neither...yawn) and voila!

Sidewalk Chic: Shades of Grey in the Mission

Name: Joel Oropeza

Age: 22

Occupation: Student; Sells furniture at Therapy

Lives in: the Mission

One thing you can't live without: My railroad spike bracelet. I never take it off.

Your three wardrobe essentials: Black jeans, a beanie and leather shoes. Basically any shoes but sneakers.

Favorite place to shop in SF: Definitely Barneys for when I'm down to splurge on an item or just window shopping.

Look of the Week: Spring Forward (For Dudes)

While we'll be the first to admit that women tend to get the bulk of Glamwatch love, it's by no means because we don't love a well-dressed man.

And with the proliferation of dapper styles and modernized classic accessories that have been popping up on the runway and streets as of late, we think it's safe to say that preppy has never looked better.

One of our favorite warm-weather styles that inspired this week's look is what we'd like to call "1960s summer vacation" or if you prefer, "Mad Men on holiday", and includes a breezy button-down, lightweight cardigan, rolled cuff pants, timeless shades and broken-in Sebagos or loafers,

Just leave the socks at home please.

 

 

 

Sidewalk Chic: Modern Lace on Valencia

Name: Julia Lamont

Age: 25

Occupation: Sales Associate at Dema; waitress at Spork

Lives in: Nob Hill

Wearing: Forever 21 lace top, American Apparel dress, second-hand boots from Painted Bird, vintage necklaces and b.ella tights from Dema

What inspires your style? My friends, my laundry basket and the fickle SF weather.

One thing you can't live without: ChapStick.

What are you most excited to wear this spring? Bright florals. And bare legs! (I hope.)

Look of the Week: Spring Forward

It's no secret that we've been anxiously awaiting spring for quite some time now, September to be exact.

Well the wait is finally over and we're beyond excited to start trying out the looks we fell head-over-heels for over during Fashion Week, from mixed prints to Americana. We're particularly elated that the trends that are popping up in boutiques and our favorite fast-fashion destinations are classic enough to stay relevant for seasons to come!

For this week's look, we decided to experiment with a few of our favorite spring trends: pastels, mixed prints and lucite. It's time to shed your winter layers and your inhibitions and have fun!

 

Shopping's Just The Beginning at Revelation Couture

Don't get us wrong, we love shopping as much as the next girl, but sometimes bouncing endlessly from shop to shop just doesn't cut it.

Luckily now it doesn't have to.

This Thursday, head to Vessel from 5-9 p.m. for Revelation Couture, a unique trunk and art show showcasing some of SF's most buzzworthy clothing and accessory designers like Harputs Own, Litter, Martha Davis and Jan Warnock, along with an impressive list of out-of-towners too.

Peruse A Mission Boutique From Comfort of Your Cubicle

Have you ever dreamed of finding unique treasures ranging from seemingly sweet heart pendants to a double-headed chick, all in one glorious place?

Well then look no further than BellJar's newly launched e-commerce site, perfect for those moments when you're stuck in front of your computer instead of taking a Four Barrel-fueled stroll around the Mission. Just in time for their two-year anniversary, the darling boutique's site features clothing, jewelry, art, trinkets for home and more in addition to a brand-new blog for their musings.

To Dye For: Lauren Pierce Atelier Hits Barneys

You've always dreamed of having a famous fashion designer, model and George W's humanitarian niece make a one-of-a-kind dress especially for you. Okay, maybe your dreams weren't that specific, but they should have been because now's your chance.

Today from 4-7 p.m., Lauren Pierce Bush will be on-hand at Barneys to debut her exclusive collection, Lauren Pierce Atelier. Five of her gorgeous eco-conscious garments will be on display on the third floor and if you like what you see (and we bet you will) this is where the fun really begins.

Look of the Week: Asian Influence

With the nation's largest Asian American Film Festival kicking off today in our fair city, we couldn't help but be reminded of the brilliant Asian-influenced fashion that has been popping up on and off the runway for spring.

Whether you fancy a more literal translation with a brocade silk jacket or a dash of Geisha-inspired style with a kimono wrap dress, there's no better time to head to Chinatown and Japantown to pick up unique authentic pieces that will add an au courant touch to your wardrobe staples.

And with that, this week's look:

 

 

 

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