Style + Design
So here's the scenario: your boyfriend invited you to spend Thanksgiving with his family, yes all of his family. You're slightly panicked because not only is it the first time you're meeting Grandma & Co., but you've gotten used to having a casual potluck with friends to celebrate the national day of overeating.
Well fear not, dear readers, the key to getting dressed for such a specific occasion is striking the perfect balance between comfort and class, giving you the confidence to power through the introductions and endless food. We think we've found just the thing, a wonderfully festive dress with enough room for seconds without looking frumpy:
Deals abound in San Francisco on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Where will you be? We've got a few suggestions....
Covet: A “secret” sale is on Friday at this Inner Richmond shop. The first 50 to show up will receive candy bags with discount coupons of varying amounts. If you’re lucky, you could score a coupon offering up to 60 percent off your purchase for the day.
Art and retail come together for a good cause just in time for the holidays. Local multimedia artist Maya Hayuk will be customizing and hand-painting 150 pairs of Ray Bans' Wayfarers exclusively for Sunglass Hut, with 50 one-of-a-kind pairs available at the San Francisco store. Inspired by a range of subjects—from chandeliers, holograms and Mexican woven blankets to Ukrainian Easter eggs, crystal healing lights and time travel—now’s your chance pick up your own pair of these collectible shades while they last.
Expect the avant-garde at Shotwell tonight. Garbage Dress's Zana Bayne is taking over the hipster haven for her premier accessories trunk show, featuring stand-out harnesses and shoulder pieces that are sure to elevate your wardrobe to the next level. The perfect gift for your edgy BFF or yourself, this is one event no forward-thinking fashionista should miss.
If you're unfamiliar with Bayne's work, get a crash course before the event with SF Indie Fashion.
Fashion news and tidbits from around the web....
The news that Tavi Gevinson, the 13-year-old blogger behind Style Rookie, will be the guest of honor at the Comme des Garcons holiday party in Tokyo further convinces (as if we needed it) us of the blogger’s place in the fashion landscape.
We’re in love with the idea of the pleasantly patterned Colour-In Dress that you can customize with color (or not) as you see fit.
Juicy bits to start your weekend …
The Cut reported that twenty-year-old model, photographer and artist Daul Kim was found dead in her Paris apartment on Thursday. We’ll miss her enigmatic character and unique look.
It was like a Cirque du Soleil of lingerie. Fashionista captured the Victoria’s Secret runway show on video.
With HipHop DanceFest bringing some of the most cutting-edge dance troupes in the world together this weekend in SF, it's safe to say that anyone remotely interested in dance (or dancers for that matter) should definitely be there. Even fashionistas whose dance experience is limited to watching Lady Gaga videos and Dancing with the Stars are sure to find fresh inspiration in the hip hop styles that will brighten the stage and crowds alike, which brings us to this week's look:
1. Adidas Deadstock 1988 Olympic Sapporo 72 Sweatshirt, $100: We're loving the vibrant hues and snow-capped details on this vintage find.
Just the thought of constant change in life might be daunting to some, but not to Collage Gallery owner Delisa Sage. In fact, the new Collage clothing boutique she opened next door to the Potrero Hill home décor and art gallery she’s owned for the last 18 years hinges on that very idea.
“The whole concept of the store is to have it change constantly,” says Sage, whose shop highlights the notion with a window mannequin donning a different look each day.
After packing up her knitting needles and leaving San Francisco for Portland some years back, Suzi Johnson is headed back to our fair city this weekend to show off her latest wares. Debuting her entire fall collection, which includes gorgeous hand-loomed sweaters, winter accessories, blankets, baby items as well as one-of-a-kind pieces, Suzi will be on hand at Metier from 12-5 to talk knits and help you find deliciously soft gifts for everyone on your list. She'll even take orders for custom sweaters if you can't find the size or hue you're looking for. Just don't be surprised if you never want to wear anything else again.