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Gap's Patrick Robinson Dishes on New Premium Denim Under $70

When we caught up with Head of Design for Gap Patrick Robinson during his whirlwind visit to San Francisco last week, the Giorgio Armani and Paco Rabanne alum tapped to revive his current company’s style cred from the only-for-prepsters pigeon hole it had arguably been living in for well over a decade was juggling journalists on the bustling floor of the Gap at Market and Powell in between efforts to shop Gap’s latest offerings for fall.

“I only wear Gap, since the day I started,” says Robinson, who tells us he shops at Gap stores when he travels to different cities.

Link Love: Try On Aviators From the Comfort of Your Desk Chair and So Much More

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Adding insult to injury, TFS point out that Vogue's scaled-down September issue features an unflattering (dare we say alien-esque) cover of Charize Theron.

Love it or Hate it? Angelina hits the red carpet with highlighted tresses and minimal makeup for the Inglorious Basterds premiere, via bloomacious.

Peek Inside: Vim and Vigor Salon

Step inside newly re-launched King Street salon Vim and Vigor, and the first thing you’re likely to notice about the club-like interiors are walls strewn with what, from afar at least, appear to be undulating tendrils of hair. But take a few steps closer, and you’ll find the swirling lines are actually mane-like fibers embedded in the walls. And thank the styling gods for that. The real deal could easily have had the unintended effect of creeping us out long before we were able to learn about the salon’s all-star team of stylists, trendy Brazilian Blowout service and signature cutting technique.

Link Love: Tie One On, Pucker Up Naturally and Stare in Horror at Whit Port

We know. It's Monday. Sorry about that. But at least you can start your week off with some good reads from our feeds…

We love scarves all year round, but we will admit occasionally falling out of love with our current tying techniques. FocusOnStyle.com’s Sharon Haver comes to our rescue with short how-to video 10 Ways to Wear a Scarf.

Another how-to vid we’re diggin’ this week comes from Sephora’s Beauty and the Blog. It’ll teach you the basic steps you need to go dark and sultry this fall with an ultra smoky eye.

What's the Deal: Gucci Hits DSW, Self Edge, Mani-Pedi Discounts and more...

Because it doesn’t pay to pay more than you have to.

Gucci arrives at DSW: The Union Square location of this discount shoe retailer is one of 14 stores nationwide to receive shipments of shoes and accessories by Gucci, the latest high-end brand to land in the store. Expect to find items by the iconic Italian label going for up to 60 percent off retail.

Look of the Week: Summer Wedding

As much as we love a good party, summer weddings seriously stress us out. Not only do you have to make a registry gift appear personal, but you also have to look fabulous without outshining the bride. Add in all the "rules" (ie. no black, no white, don't look like a bridesmaid, etc.) and you've gotten yourself into a true fashion predicament. But never fear, an upcoming wedding in our iCal has us scouring the web for an ensemble that will make us stand out from the pack (but not overly so), and we think we've come up with just the thing:

Link Love: A Glossy FEED and Pink Parking for Heels

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Get glossy for a good cause. Style.com reports that Bobbi Brown has teamed up with Lauren Bush for the latest installment of the FEED bag. Used as clutch or cosmetic bag, your $50 gets you the tote and three lip shimmers, and proceeds go to the United Nation’s World Food Program’s Food for Work initiative.

Cop.Copine Brings French Flair to Union Square

Housed prominently in Baccarat's former space, Cop.Copine officially opens today in Union Square. The Parisian fashion label is looking to bring a taste of French Bohemian style to San Francisco with their beautifully draped dresses, cutting-edge fabrics, a youthful edge and of course, a certain je ne sais quoi. With their grand opening party (celebrating Jennifer Siebel Newsom) still over a month away, you have just enough time to assemble the perfect ensemble for what's sure to be an affair to remember.

Link Love: Rodarte for Target, Chalayan for J.Brand and Saks Does Menswear

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Rodarte is next in line to design for Target's Go International collection, hitting stores and the website December 20th. Thanks WWD, we're impatiently counting the days.

We Are The Market gives us the scoop on Saks' new private menswear collection, which consists of moderately-priced pieces from suits to socks, making its way into stores now.

New and Stunning: Gold and Citrus Jewelry

Sara Rossbach may be serious about luxury, but she doesn’t want wearers of Gold and Citrus, the luxe jewelry line she launched last week with Richard Combs, to feel that way when they don pieces from the collection of 11 necklaces and a double-chain gold headpiece.

“Often if jewelry is luxurious, it is very serious, and I think what we’re doing with this jewelry is creating jewelry that is luxurious, but fun and playful,” says Rossbach, a product designer who relocated to San Francisco from the East Coast last October.

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