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Light Vision at M.A.C.: One of our favorite new online destinations for edgy apparel from independent designers holds a trunk show tonight at one of our favorite shopping destinations in the City. Head to M.A.C. in Hayes Valley between 6 and 8 p.m. today to view Light Vision’s inventory in person, and you’ll enjoy special discounts and sangria.
LF: Everything is 60 percent off this weekend at this Cow Hollow store. That includes the entire spring collection, shoes, accessories and jewelry.
As stylish as it may be, impractical airport attire (think heavy coat, scarf, dress, huge bag, and high heels) will surely maximize space in your suitcase, but will no doubt leave you longing for the comfort of the dreadful Juicy tracksuit. With a little creativity, however, you can still look runway chic in an outfit that feels like PJs. We promise.
1. Silence & Noise Cropped Striped Tee, $32: Give this wardrobe staple an upgrade with a modern shape and bold stripes.
Daily reads from our feeds …
Anna wintour live and uncensored on Letterman! The grande dame of fashion is finally stepping out into the limelight. The Cut says she’ll appear on the Late Show on August 24 to promote The September Issue.
Peter Lindbergh continues his au natural streak and captures supermodels on camera without makeup and minimal retouching for September’s Harper’s Bazaar. And they’re still stunning. Ugh. Fashionologie gives us the goods.
Daily reads from our feeds...
Because who could emulate the King of Pop better than a platinum British it-girl, Agyness steps into MJ's shoes for an editorial in September's Harper Bazaar, via Fashionista.
Feast your eyes on our curvaceous shoe du jour, brought to you by the 2 Jil's: Sander and Jack & Jil.
Mission Loc@l reports on what goes down during an eleven-hour marathon at one of our favorite thrifting haunts, Mission Thrift.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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: