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Link Love: Swine Flu at Vogue, Tingling Thigh Syndrome in SF and Retro Swimwear

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We hear from the HuffPo that swine flu has landed at the Vogue offices. We bet Sally Singer is glad she’s in San Francisco this week.

Vogue's Sally Singer: SF Style and Her Favorite Local Shops

San Francisco fashion fans are in for a rare treat tomorrow night, when Vogue Features Director Sally Singer shares her thoughts on the relevance of fashion and fashion magazines in the midst of an out-of-wack economy during Commonwealth Club INFORUM event Why Fashion Still Matters.

Best of the City 2009: Fashion


Best Children's Wear Collection: Modaspia

Meet Andrew Christian (a.k.a. “The Panty-Christ”) from BRAVO’s "The Fashion Show"

From butt-lifting boxers to “frontal-enhancement” briefs that pack an extra inch onto the male unit, Andrew Christian has been making guys proud of their packages for over a decade. Lately, the L.A.-based designer who launched his first collection in 1997 has had plenty of his own reasons to be proud. Nicknamed “The Panty-Christ,” Christian ventured outside of underwear to debut menswear line Black by Andrew Christian last fall and has a women’s line in the works.

Look of the Week: Lux for Less

The end of spring is rapidly approaching, and with it comes one of our favorite fashion 'holidays': the end-of-season sale. Since we've never been ones to shell out exorbitant amounts of money on the latest trends off the Parisian runway (okay, it might also be due to lack of funds), designer sales allow us to shop like a socialite and stock up on high quality pieces that will stay in our wardrobe indefinitely. We've been scouring the shops all week for this season's most noteworthy finds. So without further ado, here are our top five picks:

Favorite Find: Custom Braille Rings at Rare Device

We’re all for love, peace and happiness, but there’s just something about stamping those kinds of words on an accessory that instantly dilutes a meaningful message. A new arrival at Market Street shop Rare Device, one of our fave spots for intriguing art and design objects, changes all this.

Order a Custom Braille Ring ($49) made by Indiana-based designer Studio AMF, and you can have your sentimental cake and eat it, too. That’s because the words on these eco-friendly wooden rings are spelled out in sterling silver Braille characters that get the message across, but stop short of blathering it all over town. 

Convertible Clothing: Fast Fashion's Worst Nightmare?

Though every season we vow to invest in quality over quantity, a tightened shopping budget and the desire for instant gratification always lead us back through the doors of H&M.

Luckily we now have another alternative: convertible clothing and accessories. While this idea isn’t new by any means, it’s become a full-on trend as of late and we only see it getting bigger as these tough economic times continue.

Less can be more--we, for one, are looking forward to finally purchasing better quality garments, getting creative with styling and freeing up some much needed closet space. Now we turn it over to you to give some of our favorite innovative pieces a try and bid adieu to fast fashion.

Link Love: Assless Tights Shocker, Clothing Swaps and Louis Vuitton on Twitter

Sparkly little bits of recent news from the fashion blogosphere....

American Apparel shocks us with a new, assless take on pantyhose. Let’s just say they’re really, uh, cheeky....

Kate Moss is back and better than ever with her new summer collection for Topshop.

What's the Deal: Bryan Lee, Acrimony, Beklina and Discount Codes Galore

Long weekend, we love you. Something we love almost as much? Great deals:

Old Navy: Miss Bargainista informs us that flip-flops in solid hues will be flying out of Old Navy tomorrow for $1.

Look of the Week: Memorial Day BBQ

With a warm holiday weekend in sight, our thoughts have turned to the three B's: barbeque, booze and balance. Finding the perfect balance between practical and pretty, that is, and few pieces achieve this better than the romper. This effortlessly hip cousin of the dress is an ideal choice for outdoor mingling and looks especially fresh when polished off with sweet accessories that scream spring. Now grab some sunscreen and get outside!

 

 

 

 

 


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