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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

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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.

Link Love: Levi's to Stay in SF and Lady Gaga Continues to Amaze

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No words, just click. You're welcome. (via The Cut)

Cameron Diaz looks pretty hot in a cone bra, via Bored&Beautiful.

Alexander Wang proves (to our amazement) that clear heels can be worn outside the strip club, via Refinery29.

7 Makeup Tips from Robert Williams

We recently had the chance to learn a few new tricks from sought-after San Francisco makeup artist Robert Williams, a runway show veteran who’s spent the last three decades working with everyone from Naomi Campbell to Nancy Pelosi and was recently tapped to head up all things beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue’s The Fifth Avenue Club.

Link Love: Skinny Jeans Endanger Manorexics and, by the way, You’re Fat

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The Wall Street Journal shows that it’s down with what the kids are wearing these days in a story exploring the trials of manorexics encumbered by their skinny jeans.

Jezebel reminds us that we’d forgotten to pen our, oh by the way, you’ve got man boobs manifesto with its linkage to recent Ask Men feature 10 Subtle Ways to Tell Her She’s Getting Fat (hint, they aren’t subtle).

Link Love: Brüno's Fashion Picks, White Bucks and Audrey as Coco

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Start your weekend off with a laugh—Brüno's favorite Spring 2010 looks via The Moment.

Our local love, Alexander Wang, will be launching a menswear collection sooner than expected. The Cut says to look for it at the end of this month, as part of his T line.

Sure, wedges are in, but these shoes by Celine look more like torture devices to us. Addicted to YSL reports.

What’s the Deal: Make That Cell Phone Save You Money (For Once)

We’re sorry, but sometimes we resent the reality that, like, ev-uh-ry second, our cell phones are costing us money. It’s high time they did something to save us a buck. On that front, a new weapon we’re wielding this week turns our cellies into deal-hunters, but stops short of scaring us with the kind of spammy grossness we abhor.

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