Style + Design
Since last we featured women’s wear designer Sara Shepherd as part of 7x7’s esteemed Style Council in 2008, the local talent has been busy teaching fashion design and pattern making and sewing part-time at the Academy of Art and producing her gorgeous Spring/Summer 2009 collection. If you’re lucky, you may have already gotten a sneak peek of her latest concoctions at Global Green’s annual Gorgeous and Green benefit, where she previewed some of her impeccably tailored pieces on the SF catwalk.
Beauty industry pioneers Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden may have devoted their lives to making faces pretty, but the decades-long rivalry between the two icons is said to have been anything but.
The intense and, at times, bitter competition between the two women widely credited with launching the now $150 billion global health and beauty industry in New York during the first decade of the 20th century is the subject of documentary film The Powder & the Glory, screening Wednesday night at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s year-round programming.
Erin Fetherston and Alexander Wang weren’t the only designers with strong San Francisco ties to show their fall 2009 collections at New York Fashion Week this year. Making their debut under the tents at Bryant Park last Friday were eight recent graduates of the Academy of Art University, the first and only school to show during the event.
Name: Megan Robinson
Occupation: Student at Skyline Cosmotology, Receptionist at Mercer Street Salon
Spotted: Yo! Majesty show at 103 Harriet, 10:08 p.m.
We may be preoccupied prepping our inner fashion critics for Sunday’s red carpet drama, but hardly too busy to shop. Here are three places to check out this weekend:
Name: Kirsten Knick
Occupation: Personal Stylist/Wardrobe Stylist, Sales Associate at Jeremy's and Sephora
Spotted: Jeremy's Department Store, SoMa, 3:22 p.m.
Wearing: Black oversized cardigan from a thrift store in Half Moon Bay, vintage Joy Division tee, vintage fur stole, altered leather skirt, Vintage Onk necklace, Tibetan opium necklace, Doc Marten boots
During a recent lunchtime preview of spring trends, Neiman Marcus buyers and fashion experts showed off their picks for the season’s best looks while attendees sipped from Champagne flutes and sampled canapes.
Among the trends for spring:
- Lots of pink
- One-shoulder dresses, tops and jumpsuits
- Snakeskin accessories
- Statement shoes
- Carryall handbags
- Bright-hued cardigans
- Graphic prints
- Bold accessories, chunky bracelets and long, layered necklaces
They say a good man is hard to find. But here’s the silver lining on that theory: once discovered, a good guy is usually pretty easy to keep happy. To keep those happy guy vibes flowing this Valentine’s Day, we offer up a surefire gift-giving strategy for pleasing dudes: just give him something he can wear anywhere that can’t be found everywhere. Three examples: