Style + Design
If you think the only place for farmer’s market edibles is on your table, think again. Another destination for seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs? Your face. Cow Hollow’s Spa Radiance will be happy to slather you in locally-grown goodness from the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in its new series of all-natural, Bar None facials.
Free of toxic ingredients, synthetic fragrances and parabens, the 30-minute mini treatments ($75) use spa-grade products from the organic skin care line Eminence alongside fresh fruits and vegetables from such purveyors as Dirty Girl Produce and Mendocino County’s Apple Farm.
Indulge your inner stylist fantasies this Thursday at the opening of "Styling: Dressing the Fashion Image," a curated exhibit featuring work from the ever-inspiring AAU students. A collaboration between the styling class, fashion design and photography students, the exhibition takes you to a world beyond The Rachel Zoe Project, demystifying the often over-glamorized career by shining a light on their essential role in the fashion world. So start tearing through your closet for the perfect ensemble now, the party is only two days away.
Opening Night Reception, 9/3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., 668 Sutter St., Exhibit runs 9/3-9/30
Voting for the 2009 Style Council is now closed! Pick up the September issue of 7x7 or check back here later in the summer to see who made the cut.
A few weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of the most stylish San Franciscan you know. Your nominations -- over 80 of them -- are below. So who has the best style? Browse through the photos and tell us who you think should win a spread in our September fashion issue. Voting ends July 15th. (Check out who made last year's cut here).
Start the week off with style...
Juicy fashion bits to start your weekend …
Sustainable style is moving further into the future according to the Wall Street Journal's latest article on Norwegian designers' use of milk proteins to make clothing.
Which came first—the chicken or the egg? Have a look at Malvin's maternity fashion faux pas from last night's Project Runway. The Cut brings us a slideshow of all the designers' looks.
Sale-away, sale-away, sale-away....
If today is any indication, summer has finally hit in San Francisco. Another telltale sign? Spending the weekend with friends in Golden Gate Park listening to music in the sunshine. No, we're not talking about drum circles in Hippie Hill, the time has come for Outside Lands Music Festival. With performances ranging from M.I.A. to Pearl Jam, we've been on the search for an outfit that transcends music genres and looks just as chic amidst neon as it does in a mosh pit. Well, dear readers, we think this does the trick:
Daily reads from our feeds...
American Apparel now selling Bag O' Scraps: DIY inspiration or desperation? (via PSFK)
Sure to have our closets, jeans and Google Reader bursting at the seams, Refinery 29 gives us the low-down on the best fashion+foodie bloggers on the web.
The Mad Men Fashion File discusses the wardobe highs (Betty's sheath) and lows (Peggy's plaid) of the latest episode.
Daily reads from our feeds …
The Frisky critiques W magazine’s take on homelessness. Hint: it involves dressing Sasha Pivovarova in designer bags.
In a ploy to convince Wall Street that Gap is a smart investment, the company sent their new 1969 designer jeans to traders on the floor. Clever marketing tactic, if you ask us. (via The Cut)
Hear, ye! Hear, ye! We may very well have found the perfect San Francisco shoe – no easy feat in a town where hills, fierce winds and flirtatious pockets of summer sun are all in a day’s walk.
The hot-stepper we’ve set our sights on is an open-toe, open-heel leather boot courtesy of local footwear designer Martha Davis, whose wedge-heavy debut collection ($270-$750) for spring summer 2009 has garnered much praise since its launch earlier this year.