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Good reads from our feeds...
The Cut reports on what Michelle Obama wore yesterday at a volunteering conference in San Francisco. Hint: it was Rachel Roy.
Get a glimpse of the weird world of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland via Fashionista.
Style.com gives us the scoop on new Swarovski gems that leave your wallet intact.
Fuzzy bunny ears, mismatched stockings in day-glo hues and plastic hair barrettes are not likely to be among the go-to accessories of the average American girl over the age of five, but these sorts of childhood adornments are central to many an outfit concocted by those frequenting Tokyo’s Harajuku fashion district, the subject of a photography exhibit now on view at the downtown office of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.
Good reads from our feeds...
Hey, did you get your tickets? The Tobi blog works on selling tickets to the summer gun show in a recent post about the current dudes-in-tank-tops trend. The disturbing byproduct of this trend? Unsolicited armpit hair sightings outside of trips to the beach or your weird uncle's house. Ew.
Because paying retail is oh-so-passe....
Lemon Twist: Saunter on over to this Hayes Valley boutique tonight, and you’ll be rewarded with 20 percent off this local label’s clothing and fine art offerings. Part of the Hayes Valley Block Party, the store’s happy hour runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Seeing as this past Monday was the Oscars of the fashion industry, we decided to salute the CFDA (that's the Council of Fashion Designers of America for those who always or never wondered) Awards by featuring three of this year's winners: Calvin Klein, SF native Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. And what better way to do so than by showing the designers' take on the ultimate wardrobe essential, the Little Black Dress, at three different price points? While we're always on the search for the elusive perfect black dress to add to our collection, we might not have a few grand to throw down on a dress at the moment (or ever), but hey, a girl can dream can't she?
Fresh from creating 65 different makeup looks for Marc Jacobs during Fashion Week, François Nars, the Founder and Creative Director of NARS, stopped by our fair city to introduce his limited-edition 'NARS Loves SF' set at Nordstrom. Luckily he had a moment to sit down in the midst of all the hoopla that comes with the first personal appearance in ten years and answer a few pressing beauty questions for our new '7 Minutes With' series:
Best in Show fans, rejoice. The annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest goes down next week at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Peteluma, and this year's contestants are definitely uggggly. So ugly that they're almost cute. (Actually, that's a lie, they're really freaking ugly). Head to the official site to vote one of these unfortunate souls to the position of World's Ugliest. So far, Squiggy is in the lead. Fair enough, but take a gander at Opie and Princess Chelsea Nicole and let us know what you think about that. Right.
Name: Aimee Fountain
Occupation: Adjunct Professor of English
Spotted: 7x7 Best Of party at Ghirardelli Square, 8:23 p.m.
Wearing: Tracy M. top, Twenty8Twelve Jeans, vintage knit bolero, Zigi flats
Currently reading, watching, listening to: "Reading The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis (it's making me super neurotic), watching Arrested Development all the way through for the second time and listening to Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Italo Disco and a lot of '60s Top 40 hits."
That fashion wouldn’t be fashion without change (both the temporal kind and lots and lots of the coin variety) would be reason enough for the Art Institute of California to develop its summer fashion show taking place this Saturday night around the idea of metamorphosis. But consider that the fashion industry itself is in a state of flux this year quite unlike we’ve seen before (Lacroix bankrupt! Jimmy Choo for H&M!
As part of their re-opening promotion taking place June 16-18, Parc 55 Hotel is giving the world a glimpse inside one of their newly renovated 'View' rooms by placing a see-through hotel room in middle of Union Square, the clincher being the fact that it’s complete with a live woman, apparently fresh from the shower (wearing a robe, towel wrapped around her head, and randomly, a pair of sunglasses) lounging on the bed with a magazine—shopping bags littering the floor with her day’s loot.
Hopefully, no drunk Union Square tourists will taunt her, lest they end up like those poor kids in the zoo. Those ladies who lunch can sure be tigers.