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Rachel Roy Talks Fashion, The Forties and Fisherman's Wharf

Fresh off the heels of NY Fashion Week, Macy's Passport and back-to-school shopping for her 9-yr-old daughter, Rachel Roy took the time to let us pick her brain (which she believes is the sexiest part of a woman)  to discuss her new diffusion line for Macy's, things no woman should be without (a trench coat accessorized with a smile) and her Bay Area roots:

What inspired your RACHEL Rachel Roy collection?

We Die: Our Seven Current Beauty Obsessions

Lucky for us, a slew of beauty products come into our lives each week. Some we’ve discovered during our all-too-frequent San Francisco shopping missions, while others have come to us from both local sources and those farther afield. Some are splurge items available at major stores, and others are downright steals available on etsy.

So away we go with seven of our current beauty obsessions:

Soft Opening Alert: She-Bible Designers Open Curator Boutique

Ever since the 1767 Church Street (formerly the Church Street Apothecary, but that’s another story) closed earlier this year and rumors started bouncing around the Twitterverse that Deirdre Nagayama and Stacy Rodgers of She-Bible would take over the Noe Valley boutique and open their own called Curator in its place, we’ve been eagerly waiting to get in the door.

Link Love: A Night at the Emmys, Win Carrie's Manolos and Size 10 Models Hit London

Juicy fashion bits to start your week…

The Fug Girls dish on red-carpet hits and misses at last night's Emmys. We love you January Jones.

Local fashion site Nasty Gal gives The Cut a rundown on their favorite fall trends. Expect minidresses, biker gear & bold shoulders galore!

Refinery 29 questions whether the white sock/bootie pairings spotted with fashion week will inspire fashionable femmes to get back to their prep school roots.

Mad Men, Music and Mirdles: Highlights from Macy's Passport

 

This past Thursday night, San Francisco enjoyed a little taste of something between a fashion show and a Broadway play, with a dash of Cirque de Soleil thrown in for good measure. The highly entertaining event was full of surprises (celeb guests, a rain shower on the runway and even a mirdle sighting!), so in case you weren't there to experience it yourself, here's the rundown of the seven most memorable moments at Macy's Passport:

Link Love: Lulu Does New York, DVF Aerobics and Lady Gaga Has It Out for Miss Piggy

Daily reads from our feeds...

Local fashion blogger and 7x7 Style Council member Lulu Chang adds yet another notch to her hip-slung studded belt, modeling for one of our fave NYC shops Pixie Market.

Sexy sweats, persimmon and tap pants: oh my! Refinery 29 lets us in on the top ten Spring '10 trends from NYFW.

What’s the Deal: Macy's, She-Bible, Viv & Ingrid and more...

Because, you know, sometimes you just gotta learn to deal....

Macy’s: On Friday and Saturday, buy a $10 ticket when you visit Bay Area Macy’s locations and save 10 to 20 percent on most purchases during this in-store promotion for Macy’s annual Passport benefit. Proceeds from ticket sales support HIV/AIDS organizations.

Look of the Week: Femme Noir

With thirteen days of Film Noir Classics ahead of us at the Roxie, all fashion fantasies are turning black-and-white. And with all the bold shoulders, nipped waists and luxurious fabrics seen on the fall runways, it seems we're not the only ones. The femmes of film noir exuded a ladylike sex appeal that has us longing for a full-on Forties revival, but while we wait with baited breath, this is what we'll be wearing:

1. Black Halo Jackie O Mini, $345: Seduce any man in sight with this sophisticatedly sexy frock.

Link Love: Ralph Lauren Makes the Recession Uplifting and More From The Runway

The scoop from those who made it to the front lines at NY Fashion Week …

Ralph Lauren chooses a literal translation of the recession with his Depression-era Spring/Summer collection. Fashionista reports.

The Frisky caught porn king Ron Jeremy on the front lines (well, second to front) during fashion week. Ick.

Workshop: SF's New D.I.Y. Paradise

If you're anything like us, you've had a million brilliant D.I.Y. projects that, well, never come to fruition. Luckily, Kelly Malone is here to nudge us into making that t-shirt line or apartment garden a reality. The founder and head purveyor of Indie Mart is opening an airy brick-and-mortar shop in NoPa, aptly named Workshop, that offers affordable D.I.Y. classes on anything from Rock 'n' Roll Sewing for Dudes to kombucha making.

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