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Unexpectedly Charmed by Tiffany & Co. Key Collection

Iconic charms often strike us as a little too charming for their own good. So you can imagine our surprise when we stopped by Tiffany & Co. earlier this month to view the new Tiffany Keys Collection and (gasp!) actually got a sparkle in our eye to rival the diamonds dotting the silver, gold and platinum beauties all around us.

Sunglass Purchasing Tips from Angelina's Stylist, Jennifer Rade

Whether or not you’re in the market for a $25,000 pair of diamond-encrusted gold sunglasses, who doesn’t want to see such a thing – especially if there are only five pairs on the planet (Princess Caroline of Monaco owns a pair) and one debuts in San Francisco tomorrow night?

Eco Fashion on Display at Secession Art and Design

Love the idea of eco-friendly, recycled, repurposed and vintage fashion, design and art harmoniously mingling in the same gallery space? We sure do. Not surprisingly, we were immediately smitten when we popped by the Eco-Forward Spring Show now on view at Secession Art and Design through the end of May.

Sergios Davila SS09 Trunk Show at Sui Generis Saturday

Stop in to Sui Generis this Saturday to rub elbows with one of New York's up-and-coming designers, Sergios Davila. Recently awarded the FGI Rising Star 2009 Men's Apparel Award, Davila will be showcasing his Spring/Summer 1920s country club-inspired line. Get Gatsby this spring.

What’s the Deal: Sales at Filippa K, Bryna Nicole and more

We’ve never been the kind to put all our eggs in one basket – even when the Easter Bunny is involved. This weekend, we’re ready to hop from sale to sale. 

Filippa K: Buy two items from the spring collection and get a third item of equal or lesser value free at this coveted Swedish label’s Financial District outpost. Good Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, 2009.

Bryna Nicole: Save 30 percent on handbags from this San Francisco designer through April 30 with the discount code BUNNY30.

Princess Fati Dazzles in Verrieres & Sako Couture

Lest you think couture gowns like the Verrieres & Sako Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian donned for the Mid-Winter Gala held late last month magically create themselves, we’ll have you know that the Ruckled Gown by the Oakland-based design duo required nearly three weeks of toiling 10 hours a days to make – and that’s with an existing pattern (yeah, and we thought we worked hard).

“There’s over 3,000 hand stitches on it and 20 yards of silk taffeta,” Stephanie Verrieres told us when we caught up with her at her East Bay studio yesterday.

Sidewalk Chic: A Touch of Radish in Union Square

Name: Cory Tallman

Age: 24

Occupation: Paul Smith salesguy

Spotted: Paul Smith boutique, 11:42 a.m.

Wearing: all Paul Smith, except the radish pen which is from a street market in Kyoto

How would you define your style? "Simple and easy. Style's about balancing how you see yourself and how you want other people to see you. Everyone has some style hidden away somewhere, even if they hide it away in their fanny pack."

Celebrity Hairstylist Kevin Josephson on men’s style, Janice Dickenson and the Mayoral ‘Do

Since relocating to Los Angeles some 18 years ago after getting his start at San Francisco’s 77 Maiden Lane, celebrity hairstylist Kevin Josephson has built a celebrity following that includes Hugh Hefner, Anthony Hopkins, Janice Dickenson, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman and Virginia Madsen, to name a few. When he’s not making appearances on television shows such as Blow Out and The Girls Next Door, Josephson can be found perfecting the locks of Hollywood’s elite in his eponymous Beverly Hill salon.

How-To: Love Second-Day Hair

You washed. You styled. You may have even braided, teased, flat-ironed or piled. But after a night out and the hard-won sleep that followed, that foxy ‘do is sporting a serious hair hangover.

Instead of washing and styling anew, we asked hair experts Ashley Smith and Margaret Lippert of Oxenrose Salon for a quick and easy second-day hair solution to get our slept-on locks back in business in no time. 

Their advice: work hair into a soft, messy bun. All you need is your hands and five large bobby pins.

Video: Inside Paul Smith's New Union Square Store

From the moment you approach Paul Smith's just-opened store on Grant and Geary, the window display beckons you to come in and explore the Londoner's wonderfully quirky world. Inside, it’s all about the details. Vintage typewriters sit beside shoes, framed ski goggles and branches adorn the walls, rare books line bookshelves and tables and the blazers are lined with flowers. We were lucky enough to get a tour of his new Union Square boutique from the man himself, and here’s what he had to say about San Francisco, spring fashion and the importance of individuality:

First things first, where did you have dinner last night?

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