Style + Design
This past Thursday night, San Francisco enjoyed a little taste of something between a fashion show and a Broadway play, with a dash of Cirque de Soleil thrown in for good measure. The highly entertaining event was full of surprises (celeb guests, a rain shower on the runway and even a mirdle sighting!), so in case you weren't there to experience it yourself, here's the rundown of the seven most memorable moments at Macy's Passport:
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Sexy sweats, persimmon and tap pants: oh my! Refinery 29 lets us in on the top ten Spring '10 trends from NYFW.
Because, you know, sometimes you just gotta learn to deal....
Macy’s: On Friday and Saturday, buy a $10 ticket when you visit Bay Area Macy’s locations and save 10 to 20 percent on most purchases during this in-store promotion for Macy’s annual Passport benefit. Proceeds from ticket sales support HIV/AIDS organizations.
With thirteen days of Film Noir Classics ahead of us at the Roxie, all fashion fantasies are turning black-and-white. And with all the bold shoulders, nipped waists and luxurious fabrics seen on the fall runways, it seems we're not the only ones. The femmes of film noir exuded a ladylike sex appeal that has us longing for a full-on Forties revival, but while we wait with baited breath, this is what we'll be wearing:
1. Black Halo Jackie O Mini, $345: Seduce any man in sight with this sophisticatedly sexy frock.
The scoop from those who made it to the front lines at NY Fashion Week …
Ralph Lauren chooses a literal translation of the recession with his Depression-era Spring/Summer collection. Fashionista reports.
The Frisky caught porn king Ron Jeremy on the front lines (well, second to front) during fashion week. Ick.
If you're anything like us, you've had a million brilliant D.I.Y. projects that, well, never come to fruition. Luckily, Kelly Malone is here to nudge us into making that t-shirt line or apartment garden a reality. The founder and head purveyor of Indie Mart is opening an airy brick-and-mortar shop in NoPa, aptly named Workshop, that offers affordable D.I.Y. classes on anything from Rock 'n' Roll Sewing for Dudes to kombucha making.
Link Love: Betsey's Archive Collection Revealed, Wear Your Dream House on Your Finger and Litter Hits NYC
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Sound the sirens!! Bona Drag has their hands on the highly coveted Betsey Johnson archive collection as curated by hipper-than-thou shop Opening Ceremony, though we're puzzled as to why the collection is nowhere to be found on OC's site..
Bringing new meaning to the saying "a ring as big as a house", NOTCOUTURE gives us the scoop on Philippe Tournaire's Villa de Reve collection.
Ah, the skinny jean: beloved by many, feared by some, debated by stylists and threatened briefly by the high-rise, wide-leg blip on the fashion radar. We dare say the once-trendy denim silhouette has graduated into a staple shape in our wardrobes over the last half-decade.
Sure, no one company can exclusively lay claim to originating the skinny, but J Brand does take credit for its return. Since launching at L.A.’s Ron Herman boutique in 2005, the premium denim company has won fans for its straight and narrow leg styles and starkly plain pockets on dark jeans at a time when embellished versions seemed to be at an all-time high.
Plenty of local fashion-philes have been overheard lamenting their West Coast tethers in recent days, thanks to that special time of year in New York, but we’re happy to report that style salve for runway-deprived San Franciscans is on its way.
The 27th annual Macy’s Passport benefit and fashion show takes place this week and, unlike the shows we’ve been drooling over in the Big Apple, this one is open to the public.
Jennine of The Coveted wonders about Xanax intake backstage at the Academy of Art show, held on Saturday as part of New York Fashion Week.
Speaking of the show, Fashion School Daily was also backstage and has the pics to prove it. Who knew Muscle Milk was the new model snack du jour?
The San Francisco Chronicle predicts that this year’s Macy’s Passport will still manage to pull off a stylish evening of fashion for a good cause, despite its pared-down schedule.