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An Alameda Resident Who's All About Elevated Basics

Photos by Maria Del Rio

What are you wearing? 

Habitual waxed cargo jeans, Burberry boots, Raleigh Workshop tee, Bonnie bracelet by Kara Ryan, Banana Republic bag and necklace, G-Star Raw jacket.

Name: Bianca Sotelo

Age: 27

Hood: Alameda 

Job: Editorial Director at Apartment34

How would you describe your style? 

Elevated basics with an edge. I feel most sexy in black jeans and a tee. It's an easy and confident everyday uniform.

How would you describe San Francisco style? 

Laid back and casual. I think SF has definitely mastered the layered look.

If you had to live anywhere else, where would it be? 

I think everyone should try New York, at least for a year, so I'd go there first! Paris is always a good idea! I've lived there and would do it again in a heart beat!

What are your top 5 San Francisco spots?

I crave Tacolicious all day, everyday. I love Sandro and General Store for shopping. Marla Bakery and Wreckingball for coffee—it's the best morning combo. 

What 3 things are you currently obsessed with? 

I'm obsessed with Sam Smith, simple gold jewelry, and shadows. The latter is trending in editorials and it's been fun embracing those pesky shadows that once totally ruined your photo!

What's up next for you? 

Is it seriously July tomorrow? Since summer is proving to fly by, I'm looking forward to slowing down in September. Fashion Week and indian summer are two of my favorite things!