Style + Design
Juicy bits to start your weekend …
Caught: It was recently discovered that large retailers such as H&M and Wal-Mart have been throwing away unsold merchandise. According to NYT, H&M promised to donate these garments to charities going forward. Talk about power of the press for positive change.
Transfer tattoos and body paint have been all over the runways and Chanel has capitalized on the trend. Elle UK previews their uber feminine offerings that will save us from tacky alternatives.
We’d take dealin’ over wheelin’ any day…
Market SF: The Hayes Valley pop-up shop closes for good this Sunday. Until then, remaining items from over 50 local artists and designers are going for 25 percent off. Stop by during the Friday closing party between 6 and 9 pm for drinks and live beats by Mr. Rogers.
Back in the aughties, the gym was a place where you'd find us sweating (and we mean sweating) to deafening techno in spin class, the one place where all fashion sins were cast aside and the ratty tee prevailed. Well, we say no more! And what better time to update our workout wardrobe (adieu high school sports bra!) and stick to our New Year's health resolutions than the beginning of a new decade. In the '00s, we scowled at those whose who miraculously walked out of a class well put-together and dare-we-say...glowing.
This year, we plan on getting out of our comfort zone and into the latest "extreme" classes with the help of our new threads, butt-sculpting kicks and retro gym bag (which also clips onto your bike handles!). So without further ado, this week's look:
For proof that print is, indeed, alive and well, look no further than the Spring 2010 collection from Serial Cultura.
The fifth collection from Oakland-based designer Jen Jennings continues the label’s love affair with bold hues and graphic prints paired with simple, flowing silhouettes. Inspired by traditional quilt patterns and optical art, Jennings’ new prints for spring abound in bright hues that can’t help but pop against the surrounding neutrals, blues and muted grays.
“I was also playing with layering of different prints. I also love color and wanted to create very graphic shapes that were very colorful and bold,” says Jennings.
If you're anything like us, Monday marked the beginning of your annual health resolutions (since you can't start a new exercise and diet regimen on a weekend!) and despite your best intentions, chances are you'll be struggling to stick to it by mid-month. Luckily, Cook! SF is here to help.
Links to start the year off right...
It's 2010, the year of your wedding, and you have more loose ends untied than not. You're not alone (this engaged writer included). But luckily for all Bay Area newlyweds-to-be, the San Francisco Four Seasons' annual event, "2010 Wedding Fair...A Five Star Afternoon," is just around the bend.
Decade, we bid you adieu. Our final lovely links for '09:
Only two days to go before the decade’s officially done-zo, and you’ve got a whole lot of nada to wear for the occasion? Pause, breathe. Then try one of these local shops for the perfect New Year's Eve party dress.
Though Christmas left our wallets a bit plumper than before, we decided not to blow it all on a party ensemble we'll only wear once, however fabulous it may be. Since this year we plan on kicking off the New Year on a frugal foot (while still wearing killer stilettos mind you), we scoured the shops to bring you a glam NYE outfit for under $150:
1. Forever 21 Grand Metallic Sequin Dress, $22.80