Upon entering Metier you're immediately enveloped in a wealth of modern cuts and luxurious prints. The Union Square boutique houses a mix of American and European designers including Alexander Wang (#1), Graham & Spencer, Isabel Marant and Zero + Maria Cornejo (#5, #7), who seem to define edgy-luxe fashion. While the prices are often more than just a pretty penny, the artful clothing definitely warrants the occasional investment. For a lovely spring splurge, check out our picks from Metier's latest collection.
This week, Azalea, a Hayes Valley stronghold, celebrates 10 years in SF. With a freshly remodeled space, and a collection chock-full of edgy brands like Acne and In God We Trust, there's much to celebrate. This week, our seven picks hail from the Azalea women's collection, and can be worn together for a complete look.
We love these seemingly simple (in the front) little black dresses–especially with their clever, excellent designs (in the back).
If you're looking for a hot event to wear one of these stunning pieces to, check out Signature Black, an all black attire affair at Infusion Lounge, this Saturday.
The 3rd Annual SF Street Food Festival is upon on us and well, a girl's gotta eat! We say dig in -- and look good while doing it.
As ladylike as we know you are, when you're standing and eating saucy truck food with your hands all day, spills are bound to happen. Keep them minute with a printed frock (this one has a fitted bodice and forgiving tummy, too!). Also, keep your hands busy with food -- not fuss -- with a crossbody bag, and stand up to those spiced-up eats with a cool pair of black suede shoes.
Last week at the Ferry Building, I spotted Sophie and Kelley Hoang -- sisters with two very different styles. Sophie, who was in town from Huntington Beach, had a very LA, beachy-hip look going, while her Kelley was more appropriately dressed for the ever unpredicatble weather we're blessed with in SF.
Strained eyes from online shopping? Oh, we've been there. Thankfully, the local fashion mavens at Tobi miraculously found the cure for too-much-squinting-strained-eye syndrome by -- get this -- enlarging the photos. So simple. So brilliant.
With their website revamp, Tobi decided to put the customer experience first. As the customer, we're loving it. No more need to press the enlarge button, and no more zoom necessary. When browsing, you get a row of large photos, that allow you to actually see the clothing before clicking to get the juicy details.
Jennine of The Coveted wonders about Xanax intake backstage at the Academy of Art show, held on Saturday as part of New York Fashion Week.
Speaking of the show, Fashion School Daily was also backstage and has the pics to prove it. Who knew Muscle Milk was the new model snack du jour?
The San Francisco Chronicle predicts that this year’s Macy’s Passport will still manage to pull off a stylish evening of fashion for a good cause, despite its pared-down schedule.
Name: Rahel Pearson
Occupation: Graduate student at the University of Amsterdam, studying Clinical Psychology
Spotted: 7x7 Best Of party at Ghirardelli Square, 7:58 p.m.
Wearing: Dress from Thrift Town, jacket from Painted Bird, Chanel shoes, Alexander Wang bag
Favorite fashion decade: "1920's meets minimalist 90's with some 80's glitter."
If you could have one thing this season, what would it be? "A Cartier tank francaise in rose gold."
Seeing as this past Monday was the Oscars of the fashion industry, we decided to salute the CFDA (that's the Council of Fashion Designers of America for those who always or never wondered) Awards by featuring three of this year's winners: Calvin Klein, SF native Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. And what better way to do so than by showing the designers' take on the ultimate wardrobe essential, the Little Black Dress, at three different price points? While we're always on the search for the elusive perfect black dress to add to our collection, we might not have a few grand to throw down on a dress at the moment (or ever), but hey, a girl can dream can't she?