Style + Design
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.
Tricks and treats to start your week …
Channel your inner animal, but watch out for PETA. The Fashion Time gives us an interesting Halloween costume idea inspired by Raquel Zimmermann in November’s Vogue Paris.
Just in time for Halloween, wigs are back in the fashion spotlight. (via The Cut)
If you missed your chance to party with your pooch at the Westin St. Francis in August, now you have your second shot. But this time, it's in costume. Hotel Monaco and Grand Cafe are teaming up with the SPCA and inviting all dogs and their people to don their best costumes at Howl-o-Ween this Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Juicy bits to start your weekend …
It looks like there’s no end in sight to the barrage of fashion films flooding theaters these days. Up next? The Cut heard that Angelina Jolie may star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci movie.
No, he’s not taking inspiration from a pant-less Lady Gaga. NYT learns that designer Giambattista Valli is into dresses that show off tan legs this season.
Deal us in....
Shop for the Cure: Through Nov. 1, put your shopping chops to work to benefit breast cancer research. Purchase a Komen Card from participating Union Square retailers for a tax-deductible donation of $65 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and you’ll receive 20 percent off all purchases at shops such as 7 for All Mankind, John Varvatos, Paul Smith, The Container Store and many others.
Year after year, despite making a mental note to think of a Halloween costume in advance, it always comes down to frantically throwing together an ensemble in the final week before the big day. But that doesn't mean you can't still come up with something brilliant (and stylish!) without having to fight the last-minute costume shop masses. With that, we leave you with 5 ideas that you can (mostly) piece together from your closet:
1. Lady Gaga: Yes, everyone and their sister will probably be Lady Gaga for Halloween, but we were particularly inspired by this look she was rocking on a rainy day in Paris. And hey, it's a great excuse to forget your pants for a night. Top off with a pair of nude heels and you're ready to rock.