Style + Design
One of San Francisco’s few high-profile annual runway fashion events will likely be a no-show come fall. When the schedule for Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion 2009 was released last week, San Francisco was conspicuously missing from the list of cities slated to welcome the arts organization’s anchor program showcasing the work of emerging designers.
While Los Angeles, Chicago and New York will have Fresh Faces events that coincide with their respective fashion weeks this fall, San Francisco – which currently lacks a fashion week of its own – will not.
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Will anyone else out there admit to ordering Nads back in the day (because we just know you didn’t get suckered into a Flowbee)? Talk about a depilatory debacle. Delve into that and other hair-related infomercial fads of the past on Jezebel this week.
The Coveted points to the gradient nail art of UK-based Sophy Robson. What do you think?
It may be c-c-cold outside, but at least these deals are hot....
Union Street Sidewalk Sale: While plenty of San Francisco streets seem to be having block-long sales (just walk Maiden Lane, and you’ll see what we mean), others are making it official. Head to Cow Hollow this weekend for a three-day sale that we hear from retailer Mabel Chong will feature just about everybody along this popular San Francisco shopping corridor. For her part, Chong will be offering 20 percent off new items and up to 70 percent off previous collections to make way for fall inventory.
This week's weather brings to mind the cliché Mark Twain quote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Yes, dear readers, the fog has nestled in to every nook and cranny of our fair city, making us increasingly lethargic in the mornings as we're piling on layers instead of traipsing about town in a bright sundress. But there's no reason you can't still look seasonally appropriate while bundling up to face the fog, which brings us to our look of the week:
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Women will do anything to trim the fat, as evidenced by the speed in which these cellulite-fighting panties flew off the shelves in the UK. The Cut reports on the magic crystals that promise to do the impossible.
Refinery 29 stumbled upon an advanced copy of Scott Schuman's new book, The Sartorialist, and called it total perfection. We can't wait to get our hands on it.
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In Michelle Obama news (via The Cut), the first lady debuted a new hairstyle at a country music celebration at the White House last night. Okay, we probably would have chosen a more glamorous place to reveal the new 'do, but it looks great nonetheless.
Note to PETA: it's time to ditch the red paint. We think Stella McCartney's Bambi ads (via Fashionista) are a better (not to mention cuter!) way to show your love for animals.
If the shoe fits, wear it, they say. We’d wager a more important factor is how that shoe looks. But that line of thinking can lead to crippling outcomes – and not just for your toes.
For Stephanie Kim, a fascination with fabulous footwear almost jeopardized the contents of her kitchen cabinets.
“My wardrobe has always been very simple. My obsession has always been shoes,” says the SoMa-based corporate attorney, who briefly considered tossing what lay within her cupboards to eek out more storage for her ever-growing shoe collection, now topping 200 pairs.
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Conde Nast shows magazine favoritism (gasp!) by giving Men.Style.com the axe in October while introducing shiny new websites for GQ and Details, according to Ad Age.
As if the term "mandals" wasn't bad enough, now menswear designers are adding socks into the equation (via Refinery29).
American Apparel is having a really good sale, meaning they're now selling selected basics for the price they should have been selling them for in the first place.
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?