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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.

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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



The 2009 Style Council: Who's the Most Stylish San Franciscan?

Voting for the 2009 Style Council is now closed! Pick up the September issue of 7x7 or check back here later in the summer to see who made the cut.

A few weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of the most stylish San Franciscan you know. Your nominations -- over 80 of them -- are below. So who has the best style? Browse through the photos and tell us who you think should win a spread in our September fashion issue. Voting ends July 15th. (Check out who made last year's cut here).

Link Love: Milk Made, Mother Hen and Coco's Look

Juicy fashion bits to start your weekend …

Sustainable style is moving further into the future according to the Wall Street Journal's latest article on Norwegian designers' use of milk proteins to make clothing.

Which came first—the chicken or the egg? Have a look at Malvin's maternity fashion faux pas from last night's Project Runway. The Cut brings us a slideshow of all the designers' looks.

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