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Link Love: The Latest Bag Craze, Miss Universe and Vintage Betsey

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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".

5 Things We Love at New People

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.

Our Pick of the Litter: Fave Etsy Local Offerings

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.

 

Link Love: King of Pop Clothing Line, Dakota Fanning All Grown Up and the It Girl Quiz

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)

The New Noo Thing: Nooworks Store Opens

Fans of local fashion take note: there’s something entirely noo happening in the Western Addition today. No, that’s not a typo. We’re referring to the opening of the Nooworks store, the first retail space from San Francisco-based designer Jennifer D’Angelo.

Link Love: Orange is the New Red and The $72,753.98 Balenciaga Dress

We know. It's Monday. Sorry about that. But at least you can start your week off with some good reads from our feeds…

To celebrate their fifth anniversary, T Magazine enlisted the likes of Jeff Koons, Frank Gehry and Alber Elbaz to have their way with the issue, and the results are simply smashing.

No funds to go on a whirlwind European shopping spree this summer? Save the airplane fare and check out our latest e-commerce obsession, farfetch.com.

Link Love: Armored Pants, CocoPerez and More on Invisible Eyebrows

Juicy fashion bits to start your weekend …

Protect yourself with Acne’s new armored pants for Spring 2010. The Cut talks up the “benefits” of this safety gear.

Leave it to Perez Hilton to start a fashion blog. Check out CocoPerez and tell us what you think—cred or no cred?

What’s the Deal: Light Vision at M.A.C., LF and more….

Because she works hard for her money....

Light Vision at M.A.C.: One of our favorite new online destinations for edgy apparel from independent designers holds a trunk show tonight at one of our favorite shopping destinations in the City. Head to M.A.C. in Hayes Valley between 6 and 8 p.m. today to view Light Vision’s inventory in person, and you’ll enjoy special discounts and sangria.

LF: Everything is 60 percent off this weekend at this Cow Hollow store. That includes the entire spring collection, shoes, accessories and jewelry.

Look of the Week: Runway Ready

As stylish as it may be, impractical airport attire (think heavy coat, scarf, dress, huge bag, and high heels) will surely maximize space in your suitcase, but will no doubt leave you longing for the comfort of the dreadful Juicy tracksuit. With a little creativity, however, you can still look runway chic in an outfit that feels like PJs. We promise.

1. Silence & Noise Cropped Striped Tee, $32: Give this wardrobe staple an upgrade with a modern shape and bold stripes.

Link Love: Anna Wintour on Letterman, Models Un-retouched and More

Daily reads from our feeds …

Anna wintour live and uncensored on Letterman! The grande dame of fashion is finally stepping out into the limelight. The Cut says she’ll appear on the Late Show on August 24 to promote The September Issue.

Peter Lindbergh continues his au natural streak and captures supermodels on camera without makeup and minimal retouching for September’s Harper’s Bazaar. And they’re still stunning. Ugh. Fashionologie gives us the goods.

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