Style + Design
You don’t need to be a badass bike courier brave enough to navigate the wilds of downtown San Francisco’s seriously trafficked streets to justify a pair of hardcore kicks from Chrome's new men’s shoe line, released this week.
Four styles strong, the debut shoe collection ($70-$90) features the same tough construction and durability that have made the 14-year-old company’s utility and messenger bags beloved by the local bike set, but are designed with regular pavement-pounders in mind.
“They’re just bomber shoes that last. If you get on a bike, you’re stoked, but if not...this is a core urban street shoe,” says Chrome’s Rob Reedy.
Interesting sound bites to start your weekend …
Are times getting so desperate that designers are taking to dressing puppets? People reports that Marc Jacobs may be creating a couture look for Miss Piggy. Really?
Our favorite outlandish French designer is rumored to be leaving Hermès. Fashion Week Daily has the word on Jean Paul Gaultier’s resignation.
This Sunday marks the end of one of our absolute favorite things about San Francisco: Stern Grove Festival season. This year, they're ending on a high note by having the San Francisco Opera perform gratis amidst wine-fuzzy culture aficionados and a seriously magical forest...affirming that it really isn't over until the fat lady sings. So, let's get down to business. What does one wear to such a unique event? It's the opera—generally a high-brow event, but it's in a park and in a city with less than predicable weather. But you're in luck because we think we've found just the thing:
Daily reads from our feeds...
The Cut gives us a good reason to watch the bedazzled train wreck that is the Miss Universe pageant. (Hint: think André Leon Talley and Heidi Montag)
Newly-released vintage Betsey Johnson videos make us fall in love with the 80s and 90s over and over again (via Fashionista)
W Magazine spends 5 minutes with the man responsible for MObama's temporary "bob".
In case you haven’t heard, The City’s newly arrived pop-culture attraction New People opened over the weekend in Japantown to hoards of Harajuku lovers, anime fans and film-goers. The 20,000-square-foot complex complete with a movie theater, art gallery, café and retail shops showcasing Japanese street fashion brands is three stories of wall-to-wall eye candy (seriously, even the walls in the stairwells are worth peeking at).
We popped in yesterday for a look. Our favorite floor? Fashion-driven level 2, of course. Here are five things we loved:
1. The intriguingly coquettish pastel-hued lace parasols at Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.
An online treasure trove for all things handmade and vintage, Etsy is one of our top go-to sources when we want to break away from our fast fashion fixes and opt for something unique but still inexpensive. After scouring SF's Etsy Local shop for this month's round-up, we wanted to share what's impatiently waiting in our shopping cart:
1. High Waisted Skirt from alyssabird, $45: Show off your sun-kissed stems with this voluminous vintage-inspired skirt.
Daily reads from our feeds …
We just can’t seem to let Michael Jackson rest in peace. Racked has the skinny on the King of Pop’s posthumous clothing line with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier.
15 going on 30? Dakota Fanning joins the ranks of Emma Watson and other precocious teen stars looking oh so beautiful and grown up. (via NYT)