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Beyond Bling: More-Than-Meets-the-Eye Jewelry Hits SF

Let’s try this one on for size: wearing fine ideas can be just as luxurious as precious metals and sparkling stones.

Believe it? We’re betting you will after perusing the 80+ pieces on display at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design through May. A brand new exhibit opened on Friday at the Sutter Street museum, Designers on Jewelry: 12 Years of Jewelry Production by Chi ha paura…? proves eye-catching baubles need not rely simply on the size of the stone or cut and carat to produce envy-inducing oohs and aahs.

SFMOMA Teams Up with The Gap: Wear A Work of Art For Under $25

SFMOMA really knows how to throw a party. To coincide with their 75th anniversary celebration, they enlisted the help of nine artists with Bay Area ties and local clothing giant Gap to create a line of unique limited-edition T-shirts. The result is a brilliant collection of eight unisex shirts from the likes of well-known artists Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel that are sure to be highly covetable for art students and collectors alike.

Look of the Week: SFMOMA 75th Anniversary

As much as we love getting dressed to the nines to peruse the seemingly endless art galleries on First Thursday, the fabulous SFMOMA openings have remained elusive...until now. In honor of their 75th anniversary, SFMOMA is opening the floodgates to members and non-members (sadly, we fall into this category) alike to ogle what's sure to be one of the best collections we've ever seen, gratis. To top it all off, they're throwing a late-night bash Saturday night with live performances by Zoe Keating and Loop!Station, electronic collage artists and more importantly, a cash bar.

Get a Better Profile Pic: Free Estee Lauder Makeup + Photo Session

How many times have you cringed at your [choose one of the following: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blog, Stumble Upon, Yelp, Going.com, MySpace, Match.com, all of the above] profile picture and wished that a fairy makeup godmother would descend from the heavens, paint your face perfectly and then snap a profile photo that finally does your countenance justice?

If the answer to that question is far, far too many times, then you’re not alone. To remedy the situation, you could, of course, shell out the big bucks for private makeup application and session with a professional photographer.

Score Sex Tips on Your Morning Commute

Emily Morse wants you to have great sex, which is what inspired her to create an iPhone app dedicated to just that. 101 Sex Tips from Sex With Emily provides fun-sized tidbits pulled from Morse's extensive research that are sure to spice things up in the bedroom, kitchen, car, beach...you get the picture.

Timid about tantric? Resistant to role play? Don't fret, Sex With Emily culled a selection of her favorite tips from her podcast for the app that are doable for everyone, those intimidated by karma sutra illustrations included (you want me to put my what where?!). So whether you just need to slow down and breathe or introduce a Rabbit into your sex life, 101 Sex Tips is here to guide the way.

Link Love: Levi’s + Opening Ceremony Collaborate, Locals on Project Runway and more…

Refinery 29 is all abuzz with the news that Levi’s and Opening Ceremony will reportedly collaborate on a line of cobranded apparel, set to arrive in San Francisco’s flagship store next month.

If you weren’t already planning on tuning in went Project Runway returns to Lifetime on Thursday night, SF Unzipped has two reasons for you to change your mind (hint: they both live in the Bay Area).

Link Love: From Trash to Charity, Chanel Tattoos and Wig Wonders

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.

What's the Deal: Market SF, Ben Sherman, Belljar and more...

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.

Look of the Week: Let's Get Physical

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:

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