Style + Design
Photography by Paul Razo
My idea of a perfect weekday morning: a leisurely breakfast while reading the paper at Myth Café (large coffee and a fat slice of banana “monkey” bread, please) followed by a decadent hours-long mani-pedi at the nearby Le Crème in Jackson Square. The reality? Me, hopping out of a cab, slightly waterlogged from the drizzle to scope out the spa and squeeze in a treatment before rushing back to the office for a meeting.
Two looks from Ziroco; courtesy of Branded Collection
courtesy of Promgirl.com
Ladies, if you’re in the mood to squeeze in a bit of pre-spring cleaning during your long weekend, start with your closets. If you’re anything like me, there’s a growing collection of barely worn formalwear—a veritable visual timeline of your wedding and gala-attending history collecting in some dark corner, just begging to be purged for the greater fashion good.
Jacob, 24, student
Lives in: Berkeley
Wearing: Bebe jacket, Ruby Sky sweater, Meltin’ Pot jeans, Abercrombie & Fitch belt, Paul Smith shoes, Coach bag and Target bag, Swatch watch
My style icon: Samantha Jones and Persian L.A. housewife
Most recent fashion find: Jean Paul Gaultier Mona Lisa mesh shirt
Reba, 20, merchandising
Lives in: Berkeley
Wearing: vintage skirt, vintage button-up polo, vintage shoes, Urban Outfitters ruffle military coat, Urban Outfitters knee-high socks, vintage owl pendant necklace and vintage tan leather purse
My style icon: Anyone from the ’60s to ’70s.
Most recent fashion find: A vintage ’70s pullover sweater. It’s a great basic with high-waisted pants.
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J, 40, Academy of Art
Wearing: sunglasses from SEE, sweater from Aarkus Denmark SNS, XTC shirt (old comfort wear), 7 For All Mankind jeans (off the mannequin at Bloomingdale’s), hat from local designer at the Capsule fair, Adidas by Porsche shoes, copper-wire ring home-made by boyfriend, Tiffany knock-off silver ring, Emporio Armani bag (from three sesasons ago).
My style icon: Anna Nicole Smith
Most recent fashion find: All of the above except the old shirt.