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A Message to Midriffs: Please Stop Assaulting Tim Gunn

That plea also goes out to Crocs, by the way. In fact, an outfit consisting of Crocs, a shrunken and belly-exposing mini tee atop a pair of sweatpants might be enough to singe the eyeballs of style guru Tim Gunn, in town over the weekend to introduce the first Kate Spade apparel collection to over a hundred adoring fans gathered at Bloomingdale's in the San Francisco Westfield Centre.

Sustainable Underwear: Taking Sustainability to New Lows

Strangers are emailing Jeff Denby and Jason Kibbey nearly naked photos of themselves. It’s an unexpected bonus from the August launch of their underwear company, PACT. “I’m admittedly an underwear nerd and I told anybody that would listen that I wanted to start a garment company,” says Denby, who met Kibbey in the MBA program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 2006. The two, who share a passion for environmental advocacy, paired up to design a sustainable, stylish undergarment. When wunderkind SF designer Yves Behar saw their prototype in a product-development class, the idea expeditiously moved from class project to business plan.

When Losing La Mer to the TSA Has a Happy Ending

Watching a pot of La Mer skin moisturizer end up in the unsympathetic, post-liquid-ban hands of TSA agents just before a trip through the desert climate of North Africa could easily constitute a cosmetics calamity of the highest degree. But for San Francisco native Katharine L’Heureux, it may have been the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

“We were in the desert and my skin was so dry, and I asked [someone], ‘What do the locals do,’” recalls L’Heureux of her first La Mer-less days in Morocco.

Look of the Week: Animal Instinct

Between all the animal prints spotted on the runway and the SF Zoo's Annual Fur Ball this Saturday, it's safe to say there's no better time to take a walk on the wild side. The problem with this bold trend is that it can quickly go from positively chic to something you'd see, well, late night in the Tenderloin. That's why this week we decided to compile an animalistic ensemble that will help you stand out from the pack (in a good way):

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.

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