Style + Design
We may be preoccupied prepping our inner fashion critics for Sunday’s red carpet drama, but hardly too busy to shop. Here are three places to check out this weekend:
Name: Kirsten Knick
Occupation: Personal Stylist/Wardrobe Stylist, Sales Associate at Jeremy's and Sephora
Spotted: Jeremy's Department Store, SoMa, 3:22 p.m.
Wearing: Black oversized cardigan from a thrift store in Half Moon Bay, vintage Joy Division tee, vintage fur stole, altered leather skirt, Vintage Onk necklace, Tibetan opium necklace, Doc Marten boots
During a recent lunchtime preview of spring trends, Neiman Marcus buyers and fashion experts showed off their picks for the season’s best looks while attendees sipped from Champagne flutes and sampled canapes.
Among the trends for spring:
- Lots of pink
- One-shoulder dresses, tops and jumpsuits
- Snakeskin accessories
- Statement shoes
- Carryall handbags
- Bright-hued cardigans
- Graphic prints
- Bold accessories, chunky bracelets and long, layered necklaces
They say a good man is hard to find. But here’s the silver lining on that theory: once discovered, a good guy is usually pretty easy to keep happy. To keep those happy guy vibes flowing this Valentine’s Day, we offer up a surefire gift-giving strategy for pleasing dudes: just give him something he can wear anywhere that can’t be found everywhere. Three examples:
One reason this weekend stands out: you won’t be able to celebrate Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day on the same weekend again until 2015. Here are three more:
Name: Miguel Lopez
Occupation: Owner of Sui GENERIS boutique
Spotted: 7x7 Concierge Event at Infusion Lounge, 6:42 p.m.
Wearing: Brooks Brothers peacoat, John Varvatos tie, Ralph Lauren shirt, jeans, and wingtips
Fashion must-read: Fantastic Man
Most recent purchase: A black short and fitted wool pea-coat from Ralph Lauren. "(I) Have to have it for this end of the winter to replace the bit longer one."
For advice on creating fabulously foxy hair for Valentine's Day, we turned to local stylist Frankee Uno. Here are her tricks of the trade for perfecting two classic styles.
- Start by applying a thermal protectant (Uno recommends S-Factor Heat Defender) to wet hair.
- Power dry hair using a back and forth motion until it’s completely dry. Using a brush isn’t necessary.
- Divide hair evenly into small sections and secure in place with sectioning clips.
One local apparel company is challenging the long-held notion that prices must be subject to change. On Friday, Artificial Flavor launched its Price for Life men’s jacket promotion that allows customers to purchase a jacket on sale now for $50 (regularly $114 to $200) and lock that price in for future jacket purchases – for life.
Name: Slo Casasola
Occupation: Fashion Merchandiser at Shotwell
Spotted: Shotwell and Harputs Market Party at Shotwell boutique, 7:12 P.M.
Wearing: YSL rolling sneaker, vintage bow-tie, H&M denim, Zara cardigan, YSL button down. "I just threw this outfit on because I was in a hurry to get to the party. I always want to stand out but at the same time look simple."