Style + Design
DNA (designers 'n artists) are setting up shop this Friday in Space Gallery to offer you deep discounts on fashionable finds from the likes of Catherine Fulmer, Pretty Little Thing NYC and Alyssa Bird for everyone (yes, men too!) on your holiday list. Throw free entry, happy hour specials from 5-7 p.m. and a live set from DJ Brainchild into the mix, and we think it's safe to say it'll be the most fun you've had spending money on other people. Well, and maybe you can spend a little on yourself...
DNA Pop-Up Holiday Shop: Fri. 11/6 from 5-10 p.m. at Space Gallery, 1141 Polk St.
Be among the first to get your hands on Stella McCartney's latest eyewear this month at ILORI Post St, one of five boutiques in the country where the collection will be available through November. Whether you fancy your style more vintage-inspired or avant garde, you're sure to fall in lust with this exclusive collection (priced from $190-250) which features both metal and acetate silhouettes in a rich color palette. We think it goes without saying that they'd also make a fail-safe gift for your favorite fashionista during the holidays.
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Bringing in an estimated $350 million in 2009, Yves Saint Laurent can add the distinction of world’s top-earning dead celebrity to his lengthy list of accolades.
The use of blackface in a recent French Vogue editorial spread featuring Lara Stone stirs controversy. Via Bare.
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It's almost the end of October, which can only mean one thing. No, we're not talking about partying amongst a sea of pantless Lady Gagas, we're talking mustaches. Lots and lots of mustaches. Movember gives men around the world an excuse to disregard their 5 o'clock shadow and embrace the 'stache, all for a good cause. And since we can't let men have all the fun, we've taken inspiration for this week's look from one of our favorite mustached men, Salvador Dali:
1. T by Alexander Wang Long Sleeve Stretch Dress, $90: We plan on living in this au courant dress through the winter, and recommend you do the same.
Get your most impressive fall ensemble ready, these three parties are a must for any SF fashionista:
1. BLACK, 9/29 from 6-9 p.m.
Shotwell's back (in black) with their monthly party, promising a night of $3 wine & Svedka cocktails, beats by DJ Haute Toddy, photos by Micah Weiss and 10% off for wearing black...which shouldn't be a stretch for their impossibly hip following.
After you're sufficiently boozed up and donning your new wares, head to their official afterparty with Grow Up at 800 Larkin from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Big Love beauty Ginnifer Goodwin wore an eco-chic dress created by Academy of Art students to the 20th Annual Environmental Media Association Awards on October 25.
Designed by Priscilla Guimarais, Kumiko Haruyama, Nui Tanapornwattana, Audrey Wang and Tramaine Tillman, the wispy seafoam dress was made from repurposed hospital scrubs as part of their sustainable collection, 1Oak (One of a Kind).
Congrats to the Academy students on their red carpet success!
During a visit to the City by the Bay last week, New York designer Yigal Azrouel made a stop at Saks Fifth Avenue for a private reception featuring fall looks for men and women and selections from his Spring 2010 collection, which includes standouts such as a grey tank with cut-out details and a black blazer and shorts ensemble with go-anywhere potential.
With all the Halloween brouhaha, it's easy to forget that a "costumed" occasion of a more dedicated sort is just around the corner. We say dedicated because it involves growing hair. As in mustaches. Epic mustaches. It's all part of Movember, a month-long no-shaving pledge/charity-drive to raise awareness for men's cancers (specifically prostate and testicular cancer). Movember participants (Mo Bros, they're called) vow to abstain from shaving from November 1 until December 3. The journey culminates with a mustache Gala Parte (going down at Mighty in SF), where the Man of November is crowned.