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Fashion Alert: Taiwanese Pop-Star Jolin Tsai Debuts Fashion Line in SF

Want to meet the woman who’s constantly referred to in the U.S. media as the “Britney Spears of Taiwan” and be among the first American customers to glimpse fall offerings from the starlet’s newly launched line Seventy Two Changes?

7 Minutes with reMade USA Handbag Designer Shannon South

We're always thrilled when we hear of new and noteworthy San Francisco designers because, let's face it, we don't live in a city particularly recognized for its sense of style. This is why we were immediately smitten when we came across Shannon South and her inspiring handbag line reMade USA. For those who aren't already familiar, reMade is a Potrero Hill-based company that repurposes used leather jackets to make covetable one-of-a-kind creations (meaning you don't have to sacrifice leather to be eco-friendly), all named after streets in our fair city. With this, we leave you with our second installation of "7 Minutes With":

How did the idea for reMade USA come about?

Link Love: The Poorgeois Look, Vintage Glam and Scary Single-Lens Shades

Good reads from our feeds....

From Dream Sequins, we learn a new word to add to our fashion vocabulary: poorgeois.

Normally, we fawn over anything from Maison Martin Margiela, but these single lens sunglasses are kind of freaking us out.

Link Love: H&M Fall/Winter Campaign and Fashion's Billionaires

This weekend's fashion food for thought …

Take a peek at H&M's Fall/Winter campaign by Terry Richardson, courtesy of Design Scene.

San Francisco to the rescue. Locally based private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital saved Eddie Bauer from bankruptcy with an auction bid of $286 million. The Cut reports.

What’s the Deal: Nordstrom, Barneys, Indie Industries, Frankee Uno and more!

Because paying full price is so '08....

Nordstrom: Nordstrom stores across the Golden State opened their doors at 7 a.m. today to kick off an Anniversary Sale that runs through Sunday in stores and online through Aug. 3. New fall arrivals for men, women and children are discounted up to 40 percent.

Beklina: This Santa Cruz-based online retailer of coveted indie labels has marked summer styles down 20 to 50 percent. A brief perusal this morning revealed deals on Stewart + Brown, Ivana Helsinki, Edun, Fox in Mociun, Linda Loudermilk and Mr. Larkin.

Look of the Week: Sail Away

We've spent all week daydreaming about an exotic Riviera getaway, but then reality hit, and we realized St. Tropez is still just a fantasy. Lucky for us, we have an alternative to the sun-soaked Mediterranean right in our backyard: a day of sailing on the Bay. So take advantage of the warm weather this weekend and head to the Wharf for a leisurely day on the water. Even though no experience is necessary, you can still look like a sailing pro in this week's look:

Link Love: Invisible Eyebrows and Man Corsets

Daily reads from our feeds …

Shorn eyebrows as asexual element and exercise in modernity? Sounds like a bunch of hooey. NYT reports on this ridiculous and (hopefully) short-lived trend.

As if the murse wasn't enough. Australian company Equmen introduces Spanx for men. These mirdles (man girdles) are flying off shelves at Saks, purporting to improve posture and reduce back pain—ha! The Cut has the scoop.

Shotwell's (Almost) Back!

A mere two weeks after owners Michael Weaver and Holly Kricher closed Shotwell's doors to move three blocks down (Vince is eventually taking over their old space), the local favorite is officially back. Though the expansive two-story space is still very much a work in progress until the official grand opening in early August, suffice it to say we still spent an hour perusing the racks and trying on everything in sight during last night's soft opening. Expect to find new designers, an expanded mens section (that we'll definitely be delving into from time to time), not to mention increased foot traffic judging by their prime location at 320 Grant Ave. Check out the new store from 11-7 daily.

 

 

Link Love: DIY Galore and Bicycle Reflector Couture

Daily reads from our feeds...

After stints in hosiery and self-tanner, Lindsey Lohan's new movie production company promises to be "Unforgettable", via WWD.

Fashionista asks "Who wore it better?", but we think the real question is "Where can I get my hands on a striped shirt and Sharpie?"

Can Flower Power Heal Us?

We’re not gonna lie. Phrases like “soul-care” and “vibrational flower remedies” have been known to send us running. But these days, we’ll give just about anything a whirl if it promises balance, less stress, better sleep and improved concentration.

Those are just a few of the goals behind the aromatic sprays offered by San Francisco-based Nectar Essences, whose founder Jenny Pao is a holistic healing practitioner trained in flower essence therapy.

The core idea behind flower therapy is a simple one found in healing traditions from Chinese Medicine to practices employed by ancient Mayan shamans: flowers make people feel better.

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