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Newsom's Hair Gets Its Own Twitter Account

We suppose it was inevitable, especially after being featured in this month's Elle. Newsom's perfectly-coiffed hair (which everyone now knows can be credited to L'Oreal Total Control Clean Gel) now has a Twitter account.

Some of our favorite tweets include:

@newsomshair Wishing I was wearing a hat to hide my shame over the CA supreme courts prop 8 ruling. http://tr.im/laud

@newsomshair surrounded by fog??? And wishing he'd take me to the Britney Spears concert.

Sidewalk Chic: Geek Chic in Union Square

Name: Maria Javier

Age: 26

Occupation: Sales Associate at Saks Fifth Avenue

Wearing: Old Navy cardigan, H&M blouse, Forever 21 skirt, Melissa shoes, Lego heart pin made by boyfriend

How would you define your style? "Simple and unique."

Favorite local boutiques: Isso SF, The Painted Bird and Azalea

Your best fashion secret: "My boyfriend."

Show Your Pride by Tying the Knot

In spite of the recent Prop 8 decision, there's no better time than the present to tie the (white) knot.

Much more than a fashion statement, White Knots have been spotted all over the red carpet on the likes of Zooey Deschanel, John Malkovich, Anne Hathaway, John Waters, Padma Lakshmi, thanks to White Knot for Equality, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of marriage equality supporters.

Inner Richmond: Covet Boutique Opens

You may have spotted the handmade adornments from San Francisco designer Adrienne Wiley’s vintage-inspired Frolick line and local designer Liza Anongchanya’s clean, classic Ofina Jewelry at Bay Area shopping events or on celebrities such as Mariah Carey (Frolick) and Mischa Barton (Ofina). Now you can peruse complete collections from both under one roof at their new Inner Richmond boutique Covet, whose lofted second level does double duty as a workspace for the designers and friends.

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

All the good reads from our feeds....

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. 

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