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Link Love: The New Ann Taylor, 100 Pieces Under $100 and Faux Animals Galore

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The Cut leaks a sneak peek of Rachel Zoe's QVC collection. Disclaimer: no animals were actually harmed in the making, though we can't say the same for our eyes.

Snag a limited-edition Jason Wu, Brian Reyes or Lorick tote for a mere $35 thanks to the Fashion Gives Back project (via Fashionista)

Vogue gives us the rundown on scoring some of Fall's biggest trends for under $100.

What's the Deal: Sofie Olgaard, Outlet Deals and More...

Have we got a deal for you....

Sofie Olgaard: Spring/summer pieces such as the high-waist Aarhus skirt and Alicante jumpsuit are now 25 to 40 percent off in Denmark-born, San Francisco-based designer’s online store.

Look of the Week: First Thursday

Ah First Thursday, the one day of the month where everyone can get dressed up in their 'hippest' attire while taking in culture and booze gratis. A glorious evening where Marina girls and struggling art students alike mingle amongst local artists and benefactors, looking for an intriguing stranger to bump into (which isn't hard in the crowded galleries). Well dear readers, that day is today so we've compiled an artfully sophisticated noir-heavy ensemble that proves black is anything but boring. Perhaps we can discuss the merits of cubism over a glass of two-buck Chuck later...

Link Love: A Naughty Rihanna, Vibrating Gold and a Guide to Spring Collections

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Okay, so this is yesterday’s news but we’re still reeling over the simultaneously stunning and scary Rihanna shoot for September’s Italian Vogue. (via The Cut)

The timelessly sexy Chris Noth, otherwise known as Mr. Big or the detective on Law & Order, is now the face of men’s beauty. SassyBella says he’ll be the new spokesperson for Biotherm Homme.

Link Love: Men’s Vogue Outs Gay Men, Fashion Networking and Artsy Model Cards

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Men’s Vogue finds gay men kissing too controversial? But provocative images of a 12-year old Dakota Fanning are okay? Seems a bit backwards if you ask us. The Cut reports on the banning of Juergen Teller’s “racy” ads for Marc Jacobs.

Fashionista gives us their review on the new fashion networking site, Fashionair. You’ll know where to find us on our lunch breaks.

The Great Heist Strikes Shotwell

After a burglary forced Shotwell to close up shop for repairs at the end of July, they're officially back with a vengeance today from 6-9 p.m. Peruse through their oh-so-hip merchandise from the likes of Elizabeth and James, Surface to Air, B. Son and Alex and Chloe while sipping cheap but potent cocktails, all set to the soundtrack of DJ Superdunny of Official Tourist. Be sure to assemble your most Facebook-worthy ensemble, as the lovely Parker Day will be snapping photos of the scene, and what a scene it's sure to be. Oh, and did we mention that everyone who walks through the door will receive a $10 store credit?

We'll see you there.

320 Grant Ave., 415-399-9898, www.shotwellsf.com

Phi-nally: Phi Arrives in San Francisco

In today’s zero-to-fame-in-a-heartbeat media landscape, it is a rare time indeed in any fashion label’s life when it is simultaneously well-known enough to be drooled over by the elite fashion press and coveted by celebrity-slash-socialites bound for red carpet events, but yet still not quite an easily-recognized name among mainstream consumers (outside of those pouring over fashion glossies and blogs, of course).

Link Love: Wax Ecstatic, Hobo Chic and Rodarte Film Endeavor

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Kate Moss gets a wax makeover for London Fashion Week. Come mid-September, Madame Tussauds UK will debut the statue’s new short haircut and gold evening gown. (via Vogue UK)

Nitro:licious gives us a quick preview of Jimmy Choo’s over-the-knee boot for H&M. We’re willing to fork over the $345 for this super sexy look.

Fresh Faced: Spa Radiance’s Bar None Facials

If you think the only place for farmer’s market edibles is on your table, think again. Another destination for seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs? Your face. Cow Hollow’s Spa Radiance will be happy to slather you in locally-grown goodness from the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in its new series of all-natural, Bar None facials.

Free of toxic ingredients, synthetic fragrances and parabens, the 30-minute mini treatments ($75) use spa-grade products from the organic skin care line Eminence alongside fresh fruits and vegetables from such purveyors as Dirty Girl Produce and Mendocino County’s Apple Farm.

Walk a Mile in Rachel Zoe's Wedges at AAU's Styling Exhibit

Indulge your inner stylist fantasies this Thursday at the opening of "Styling: Dressing the Fashion Image," a curated exhibit featuring work from the ever-inspiring AAU students. A collaboration between the styling class, fashion design and photography students, the exhibition takes you to a world beyond The Rachel Zoe Project, demystifying the often over-glamorized career by shining a light on their essential role in the fashion world. So start tearing through your closet for the perfect ensemble now, the party is only two days away.

 

Opening Night Reception, 9/3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., 668 Sutter St., Exhibit runs 9/3-9/30


 

 

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