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Candace, 25, California Home + Design Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Lives: The Haight (over it)
Wearing: H&M sweater (4 sizes too big), Flounce dress from Nordstrom, Steve Madden (excruciatingly painful) cowboy boots
In? The Sartorialist, Oversized Sun hats (for foggy SF days), Campari Cocktails
Out? Leggings, Stumbling out of the Ambassador, Overpriced clutches

Mother May I: Mama Mio Beauty


Courtesy of Mama Mio

Academy of Art Graduation Fashion Show

The Academy of Art University’s annual graduation fashion show Friday night proved to be yet another stylishly social affair. Under the Bryant Park-style tent at the university’s Brannan Street building, local gadabouts (Willie Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya, Joy Bianchi), fashion gurus (John Capizzi of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue's Michael Fink) and celebrity designers and honorees (Ralph Rucci and James Galanos) gathered for a display of some of the city’s most promising emerging talent. “This doesn’t happen anywhere else, not even in Europe,” said Rucci.

Levi’s 501 Challenge

How big of a Project Runway fan are you? Probably not as devoted as Jehan Choo, the 23-year-old San Mateo resident, who entered and won Levi’s 501 Challenge. The online contest announced during Bravo’s reality show season four, attracted more than 3,000 entries from faithful fans that created their own denim piece. The design with the most votes would then be produced and sold in October as a limited-edition item on levis.com.

Hats Off!

Famed SF hat makers, Goorin Brothers, are at it again. Hitting shelves for spring is the latest iteration of their 1333 Minna collection, designed this season by the well-known street artisans from the Seventh Letter Crew of Mad Society Kings. We loved the cool, original artwork that dresses up these basic men’s styles. Here, our top picks:

 
Morning Glory

Earth Day Style

Go green—and get glam— at these fashionable Earth Day events:

B.Y.O.B.

What: Kiehl’s Earth Day Recycling Event
The first 50 customers to bring in their empty Kiehl’s bottles will receive a complimentary reusable canvas Kiehl’s tote—perfect for carrying home your beauty wares and converting you into a B.Y.O.B. shopper.
When: April 22, during store hours
Where: Free-standing Kiehl’s stores at 2360 Fillmore Street and 865 Market St. (Westfield Centre)

Simon Doonan at Barneys New York


Simon Doonan strikes a pose. Courtesy of Barneys New York

Discarded to Divine Fashion Fundraiser

This year’s St. Vincent de Paul Society’s recycled couture fashion show & auction, taking place on April 26, has attracted the likes of such local fashion faves as Colleen Quen, Nice Collective and Jessica McClintock. Stitching throwaway fabrics into their own creative designs that were inspired by artwork from the de Young’s permanent collection, these artists, among others, will join students from around San Francisco for a fashionably green runway show under the tents at the Academy of Art’s Brannan Street building. Here, a preview of our picks that you’ll be seeing at the upcoming 7x7-sponsored event (all available for purchase at the event with proceeds benefiting St.

Indie Rock

Street

Nicole, 27, Bartender/Stylist
Lives: Haight
Wearing: Chip and Pepper Jeans, David Yurman Necklace. Goorin Brothers hat
Jackie O or Madonna: Jackie O
In: Patterns
Out: Tights

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.
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