Style + Design
With Bastille Day rounding the corner, it's time to say au revoir to freedom fries and Budweiser and bonjour to pomme frites and viognier. Stateside, this French holiday gives foodies and party-goers alike a delicious excuse to indulge at your favorite bistro while channeling your inner Brigitte Bardot. We've assembled a look to give you that very distinctive je ne sais quoi (eyeliner not included).
1. Fred Flare Inés Sunglasses, $11: These rounded shades look classic yet impossibly modern.
Daily reads from our feeds …
Immortalized in plastic? Ideeli brings us the new Heidi Klum barbie doll.
Speaking of Heidi Klum, the cast for Project Runway's sixth season has been revealed to us via The Cut. The show starts August 20 on Lifetime.
Scouring racks for purchase-worthy thrift finds is a tough job. Refinery29 brings us eight online vintage boutiques that make shopping easy.
Daily reads from our feeds...
Project Runway winners Leanne Marshall's collection for Bluefly is finally available, but unfortunately we're less than impressed.
Fashionista swoons over the creative use of hair extensions that appeared in yesterday's Chanel couture show.
The name of Jil Sander's Uniqlo collection was revealed via The Cut, and we're still desperately hoping they open a shop in SF.
Over the weekend, we had a chance to stop by the Turk + Taylor Pop-Up Shop that opened recently along a stretch of lower Fillmore Street that’s fast becoming a hub for edgy San Francisco fashion with an independent streak.
Should you find yourself downtown tomorrow quite in need of a midweek, San Francisco summer pick-me-up involving a great cause, good deals, mani pedi pampering and stylish finds from emerging designers, sidle on over to the Shop for Breast Cancer event taking place at the Embarcadero Center’s Vanity Beauty Lounge.
Good reads from our feeds....
From cookies and cutlets to abandoning chest-down sleep forever (say it ain’t so!), Glamour comes at us with 10 easy ways to make your boobs look better (sans the knife, of course).
Refinery 29 introduces us to the latest in uncomfortable-looking men’s fashion: the denim tube top for guys, courtesy of Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Add some fireworks to your wardrobe with this week’s deals:
Acrimony: The Big Summer Sale at this Hayes Valley store means 70 percent off sale merchandise and 40 percent of regularly priced items from hard-to-find and independent brands such as Tankus, Hyden Yoo, April77, Mini Market and Endovanera.
Agent Provocateur: Head to this steamy style emporium’s Union Square outpost or shop online for up to 50 percent off. Then watch the sparks fly.
This week we were faced with a style dilemma that always leaves us a bit perplexed: how to pull off red, white and blue without looking like, well, a contestant in the Miss Liberty pageant. Don't get us wrong, we usually jump at any excuse to get a bit themed-out and the Fourth of July happens to be one of the best reasons to do so, but this year we decided to skip the star-spangled bikini and opt for something a bit more seaside chic. So without further ado, our look of the week:
Fashion gossip for the long weekend …
It's getting hot in here. Check out the Beckham's latest Emporio Armani ad campaign via Daily Mail.
If you haven't already heard, indigo is in for fall/winter. See what Lancome says goes best with the new hue from View on Fashion.
The Cut says Anna Wintour's signature bob is off the chopping block.