Style + Design
In keeping up with SF’s retail shuffle, we’ve been curious to see the mysteries of 120 Maiden Lane unfold. Less than seven months ago, Helmut Lang opened its doors on downtown’s tony shopping alley. Today, the minimalist boutique has newly hung banners and signs reading Theory (check out the picture we snapped yesterday).
Thanks to our annual green issue (just hitting news stands), we happily came across several worthy fashion and beauty brands that are doing their part to keep consumers–and the earth–beautiful. One SF company that’s gaining national exposure for taking a bold eco-conscious leap in the realm of jewelry is Brilliant Earth, which uses renewed or recycled platinum and gold, and sources its conflict-free diamonds from Canadian mines.
Kristen, 24, Reservations Agent
Lives: Inner Sunset
Style Icon: Lucille Ball
Wearing: Billabong Dress, flats from Chinatown
In: Getting as many rings on one finger as possible
Out: Lunchables and wife beaters (the men, not the shirt)
Jackie O or Madonna: Jackie O. I love a big hairdo!
*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.
Looks from Distilled’s spring 2008 collection
Yes, we know. It’s Monday. How to best survive the back-to-work blues? Start planning your weekend already! Here’s our pick for a hot shopping event that’s got a ton of great local fashion and beauty vendors on board—and is ideal for a day of girlfriend bonding. Event producer Lina Shatara even has 7x7 readers covered with a special promotional discount (2 tickets for $15). Just enter d329v08 when you buy tickets at www.mystylelounge.com.
LA-based streetwear company The Hundreds has quite the following (see photos taken from the store’s opening day in the TenderNob yesterday, by yours truly). From 10 a.m. until early evening, a long line could be spotted down the block — crowds of sneaker heads dressed in Huf hats and Nike Air Jordan’s — waiting to enter the shop that managed to stir up an air of mystery with its black paper-covered windows and its steel doors guarded by employees.