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Rachel, 18, Student
Lives in: Nob hill
Style Icon: None
Wearing(top to bottom): Grey top from Forever 21, leggings from Wet Seal, shoes from Isabel Shoes
Accessories: Bag from DSW
Most recent fashion find: My shoes!



*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

1G Collection Handbags



As far as accessories go, this has decidedly been the year of the clutch. The handle-free bag once relegated to the realm of eveningwear has rightfully claimed its place as an appropriate option for broad daylight. The perfect clutch, then, is the rare breed that can go the distance, taking the working girl (and all her Blackberry-pushing, cell-carrying might) from a hectic day at the office to an after-hours cocktail soiree (and in this city, there are plenty!).

Vintage Fashion Expo



The Vintage Fashion Expo is a treasure trove for clotheshorses and fashion devotees, but for someone who is easily distracted, like me, it can be overwhelming (in a good way). This weekend, the Nob Hill Masonic Center was transformed into a vintage lover’s dream: 85 clothing and accessories dealers ready to outfit you in all sorts of goodies.

Weekend Style Events

Bliss Eau-lection


courtesy of Bliss

What: Exercise your democratic (beauty) rights by casting a vote for Bliss Spa’s new fragrance that will debut as a body butter, scrub and shower gel in April. Weigh in on your favorite among three scents: ginger and grass, ginger and bitter orange, and white pepper and blood orange.

When: Today through Sunday, March 16

Where: Bliss San Francisco (inside the W Hotel), 181 Third St., 4th Floor; or Sephora, 33 Powell St.




Film Meets Fashion

Urban Easy

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Joshua 32, Professional Organizer
Lives in: SOMA
Who's your style icon? Not a person, more so a city. Tokyo.
In? Not trying so hard
Out? Trucker hats, Tyra Banks
James Dean or David Bowie? James Dean, always cool, Bowie is hard to beat though.

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Casual Comfort/ Eccentric

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Kris (left), 26, Manager
Lives in: Fillmore
Who's your style icon? Posh Spice
In? Platforms/Color
Out? Black  
Jackie O or Madonna? Jackie always!
Who's closet would you like to raid? Rachel Zoe

Jaimie (right), 25, independent contractor/designer @ heart.
Lives in: south city/suburbia!
Who's your style icon? Rachel Bilson, Kate Hudson
Jackie O or Madonna? Madonna
Whose closet would you like to raid? Nicole Richie (pre-pregnancy)

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Denim Warehouse Sale


Courtesy of The Warehouse Sale

If you love the thrill of the hunt the way I do, The Warehouse Sale is where you’ll want to spend a good chunk of your weekend. This gargantuan sale promises to deliver more than 20,000 items (most of them are premium denim at up to 80% off retail). For the warehouse sale novice, these massive blowouts can put an infrequent bargain hunter into borderline freak-out mode. To avoid a retail meltdown, here are my top three tips:

Arrive (and leave) early.

K-Swiss Free Running Sneaks: Fashion Meets Function

If you’re never heard of parkour or free running, you’ve probably at least seen it before. (Remember that intense wall-scaling, rooftop-hopping chase through the Marrakesh markets in the James Bond flick Casino Royale?) What was once an underground physical activity has clearly made it to the mainstream, confirmed by the launch of K-Swiss’ new line of sneakers especially made for this urban gymnast’s sport. (The stuntman behind the Bond chase scene, by the way, is Sébastian Foucan, K-Swiss’ official spokesperson for the line.)

Vintage Safari



Stefanie, 22, fashion marketing/sales
Lives in: Alamo Square
Style icon: Twiggy
Jackie O or Madonna?  Jackie O
Whose closet would you like to raid?: Anthropologie

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.
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