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Devilishly Demure

Desiree

Desiree, 33, photographer
Lives in: Lower Nob Hill
Wearing: Forever 21 shirt dress, Lee jeans from Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic cardigan, Nordstrom shoes, jacket from Brick Lane Market in London, hair pin from Spitalfields Market in London. 

Calling All Designers

Local designers looking to get some exposure: now’s the time to send in your portfolios to Fashion on the Square. Held each summer in the plaza at Union Square, the annual event bills itself as the largest outdoor fashion show on the West Coast. (It’s also part industry fundraiser for the non-profit organization Fashion Group Foundation of San Francisco).

Beauty Break

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and local cosmetics fave Benefit has you covered with the newest addition to its line: Thrrrob face powder.

Benefit Throb
courtesy of Benefit

Rain, Rain … Please Stay!

While getting myself to work on dark, rainy weekdays (with no option to retreat under the covers) is always a challenge, I usually look at the bright side: it’s a great excuse to shop for wet weather fashion. Recently I went on the mad hunt for the perfect pair of rain boots, which at this time of year wasn’t easy. Plenty of retailers around town have sold out for the season and have moved on to strappy sandals – not exactly ideal for days like these. I did, however, eventually land my dream boots at the Union Square Burberry store in the timeless Burberry plaid.

Wedding Chic

Two tips if you’re in the midst of planning your dream wedding: One, avoid taking your soon-to-be bridesmaids for a girls’ night out to see 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl in a frightening parade of prom-gone-wrong dresses.


Photograhy by Barry Wetcher.

Sales Talk

Candystore
courtesy of Candystore

Baby, it’s still a little cold outside. So why not stock up on your winter wardrobe when retailers have slashed prices? They’re making room for new spring collections, which start trickling in early February, so if you’ve been holding out for that perfect coat, cozy sweater or pair of boots, now is the time to buy. Start this weekend—I’ve scouted out some serious end-of-the-season sales at a few of my favorite shops around town.

Slim Rock with Classics

Niclas

Niclas, 22, political secretary
Visiting from Stockholm
Wearing: Brothers coat, H&M scarf, Whyred shirt, Sadler belt, Cheap Monday jeans, Converse shoes, Gucci bag, vintage scarf
My style icon: Hedi Slimane
Most recent fashion find: a marine blue merino wool sweater from Burberry

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Magical

Nicholas

Nicholas, 29, designer
Lives in: Bernal Heights
Wearing: Trovata cardigan/sweatshirt, Standard Cloth shirt, Volcom jeans, Lacoste shoes
My style icon: Merlin

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.
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