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7 Minutes with: Emily Dumitrescu


Courtesy of Emily Jane Clothing

Beckham-Mania

As if it weren’t hot enough in San Francisco, David Beckham turned up the temperatures in Union Square on Wednesday when he rolled through town to unveil his latest—and may we say greatest—fall ad campaign for Emporio Armani Underwear. The Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star kept the anxious crowd waiting for nearly an hour before he showed up to say a few very brief words of thanks, and then sign autographs for his adoring, squealing fans—many of them sporting a version of Beckham’s number 23 jersey.

Trendwatch: Boho Chic is Back

There’s nothing more quintessentially summer than the effortlessness of boho chic. Whether it’s weightless chiffon, a floppy Anita Pallenberg-esque chapeau or a thigh-grazing minidress here’s a few inspirational items to help you get this summer-ready look.

The Chiffon Maxi-dress


Balmain dress; courtesy of style.com

Perfect for a rooftop soiree, or a daytime event, this floor-sweeping gown is dramatic yet light and airy, giving off a polished yet relaxed vibe that’s perfectly translatable to SF.

Lash-tastic

Complimentary false lash applications at Shu Uemura SF

Like most women, I’ve come to think of false lashes as a special occasion beauty indulgence. I’ll squeeze in an application at a cosmetic counter a few times a year for, say, the ballet opening or the opera gala to achieve that camera-ready, extra diva-ish look. But after noticing how truly fabulous a girlfriend of mine always appears ever since she got semi-permanent lash extensions—whether she’s dressed in sweats or a cocktail dress—I just knew I had to change my inconsistent lash lengthening ways.

Weekend Style Events

Our editors’ picks for happenings around town:

Thrill of the Chill

What: Gen Art's (and 7x7’s) Shop SF event
When: Saturday, June 14; 12-1 p.m. VIP; 1-6 p.m. general admission
Where: Terra, 511 Harrison St.

Gilt Groupe

I heart SF. But I’ll be the first to admit I’ve always been a little jealous of New Yorkers with their easy access to sample sales. Where else can you stumble upon an unmarked storefront packed with discounted designer goods en route to a post-work happy hour on pretty much any given day?


On Sale Wednesday at Gilt.com: Alice & Olivia Double Strap Mini
Retail: $297, Gilt price: $124; Courtesy of Gilt Groupe

Visage Studio


Courtesy of Deborah Mills Thackrey

With all the beauty products that come flying across my desk begging to be tested, it’s no surprise that every now and again I have the dreaded complexion freak-out. Yes, I’ve been forewarned by nearly every aesthetician I’ve seen since I started writing about beauty to stop with the adventuresome product hopping. But alas, my love of the challenge (say, finding that do-it-all serum or the gentlest of alpha hydroxy acid face scrubs) has left me willing to swallow the hazards of the job.

Roland Mouret's SF Debut

Roland Mouret knows women. This much is clear when you see the glove-like fit and perfect proportions of the timeless dresses and elegant skirt suits created by the dapper London-based, French-born fashion designer. Known for his signature draping technique, good looks (he started out as a model), and iconic Galaxy dress made famous by a curvaceous Scarlett Johansen who sported the frock on the red carpet, Mouret has been steadily garnering a following among Tinsel town A-listers and fashion editors alike since he launched his first collection during London’s Fashion Week in 1998.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but Father’s Day is nearly upon on us. Every year, I find myself searching for something that my dad doesn’t already have. Impossible! After getting an early start on my shopping this year, I’ve rounded up a few cool gifts for dads of all personalities everywhere (including the gift I already bought and wrapped for my pops—see number one):

For the Sports Fan


Courtesy of sfgiants.com
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