Style + Design
For a Brazilian treatment that’s decidedly pain free, San Francisco spa-goers take note: Tre Balm has introduced a new skincare line and accompanying body wrap and peel based on the healing properties of plants and oils from the Brazilian Amazon.
Exclusive in San Francisco to the Presidio Heights day spa and sold by Fred Segal in Santa Monica, j. Sabatelli Skincare incorporates exotic oils such as Pracaxi and Buriti alongside antioxidant-packed Acai in a five-product collection ($400, individual products $48-$100) that includes a brightening face serum, moisturizing deep cleanser and collagen-building night treatment.
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Thinking about hitting up the Barneys Warehouse Sale, at Fort Mason through the weekend? Beware lame discounts and dirty merch, says SF Unzipped’s Babe Scanlon.
Uh oh, Li-Lo. Elle UK’s Editor-in-Chief describes Lindsay Lohan’s recent cover shoot for the magazine as the most unpredictable and confusing of her career. Via Jezebel.
It may be cold outside. At least these deals are hot....
Barneys New York Warehouse Sale: This is one sale that actually deserves to call itself legendary. Head to Fort Mason for 50 to 75 percent off designer apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women through Aug. 9. Bring sharp elbows. You may need them.
Not one of the fortunate few to snag tickets to Sonic Youth's last-minute show at the Independent? Well suffice it to say there are plenty of other shows this weekend that will help ease the pain. Whether you choose the Heavenly States at Café du Nord or Deerhoof at the GAMH, you'll certainly need a downtown cool ensemble to ensure you stand out among the sweaty masses. So instead of spending hours in front of a mirror trying to piece together an outfit that says "I don't care, but I really really do", check out our band-aid worthy look of the week:
Couturier to the likes of Beyonce, Lena Horne and SF's own Pamela Joyner, b michael was this year's featured designer at Fashion On The Square held July 25th at the Intercontinental Hotel. After leaving the white-collar world of Wall Street, the NYC-based designer had stints at Oscar de la Renta and Louis Feraud before launching his own millinery line, finally taking the plunge into eveningwear in 1999. Gavin Newsom was so excited about his visit to our fair city that he even declared July 25th b michael Day. How's that for street cred? We were lucky enough to catch up with b michael for a quick chat to discuss the San Francisco aesthetic, his inspiration and plans for the future:
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Karl Lagerfeld lives on a farm in Vermont with chickens and llamas (via The Cut)
Things go horribly wrong when London Fog tries to erase Gisele's baby bump. The Frisky discusses.
The Sartorialist lets us in on his latest obsession and we think it looks suprisingly fresh.
And now we pause for a blast from the past. Remember pager codes? You know, the little numerical coded messages your slightly shady friend would receive from an equally-as-shady significant-other-du-jour via pager circa 1997? If you recall, popular abbreviated missives included 143, which stands for “I love you” in pager terminology, and 823, short for “thinking of you.”
That second code is now the inspiration for an ongoing community art project that seeks to provide artists, photographers, musicians and other worthy creatives with grants of up to $25,000 each through the sale of 21, 398 key necklaces in the coming years.
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In case you haven't wasted enough time at work today, you can now create an animated version of your sexy '60s alter-ego thanks to the impossibly addicting (and impeccably styled) show Mad Men.
Just when you thought jeans had reached their skinniest and were on the way back out, Racked gives us the skinny (ha!) on the new adjustable version from Rag & Bone.
One of San Francisco’s few high-profile annual runway fashion events will likely be a no-show come fall. When the schedule for Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2009 was released last week, San Francisco was conspicuously missing from the list of cities slated to welcome the arts organization’s anchor program showcasing the work of emerging designers.
While Los Angeles, Chicago and New York will have Fresh Faces events that coincide with their respective fashion weeks this fall, San Francisco – which currently lacks a fashion week of its own – will not.