Style + Design
We love mineral makeup for its many benefits: built-in sunscreen, natural ingredients and all-day wearability with little to no reapplication, among them. With the fast-approaching holiday season and all the must-look-good outings that come with it, we decided to check in with four mineral makeup experts in hopes of discovering simple tricks to try specifically with mineral makeup, as well as help avoiding common mineral mishaps such as the obviously over-powdered face.
It seems Tim Gunn is determined to make over the Bay Area, one Westfield at a time. After stopping by Bloomingdale’s in SF last month to introduce Kate Spade’s latest offerings, the style guru hosted a Fall/Holiday fashion show on Nov. 7 as part of the Westfield Style Tour in Santa Clara. The 200 fortunate fashionistas who attended the event were shown how to maximize their wardrobes by mixing and matching new pieces with closet staples. Check out what Mr. Gunn had to say about fashion faux pas and must haves. For more information about the Westfield Style Tour, visit Modelinia.com.
Fashion Designer and social activist Kenneth Cole graced our fair city on November 5, spreading the word that "No One Will Ever Satisfy You Like This Again (Below The Ankles)". He's talking, of course, about his new 925 Technology Silver Edition collection which promises to be the "most comfortable shoe a woman's ever looked good in" and after slipping into a pair at the event, we may have to agree. The best part? Going forward, the majority of his women's shoes will feature the technology and a men's collection is already in the works.
On our radar this fine Monday morning....
Pakistan holds its first-ever fashion week, despite ongoing violence and political tension in the country’s northwest.
Taylor (a.k.a. Tay Tay) Jacobson of The Rachel Zoe Project fame exited her job on Friday. We wonder how her bangs feel about being unemployed. Via People.
They say size doesn’t matter, but try telling that to the folks at Marine Layer, whose new Friday happy hour events kick off today in the local t-shirt company’s Russian Hill loft.
“The reason I launched the company was because I was always in between a medium and a large,” explains Michael Natenshon, who launched the line of super-soft men’s polo shirts and tees ($29-$60) with Sarah Lazaro last spring.
Deal us in...
Edo Salon and Gallery: A two-for-one color special is on at this Lower Haight salon. During November, book an appointment for a color service with a friend, and you’ll receive back-to-back treatments and only pay for one of them. Appointments for both clients must be booked at the same time under one person’s name. Intrigued? Get an introduction to the salon during a 20's-inspired cocktail party being held there tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Though it might not particularly feel like ski season in SF this week, the impending ice rinks and Snowbomb Ski and Snowboard Festival have been making us dream of (not so) far away lands with four seasons and ski lodges. It's not so much the winter sports that have us wishing for snow, it's the fireplaces and hot toddies, the luxe yet cozy ensembles that come along with the lesiurely apres ski life. So here's looking at you Tahoe...
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.