You may recognize Kelly Tunstall's artwork from her mermaid murals at Bar Crudo. Or maybe you've come across her work at a local gallery. I first saw her artwork years ago, at 111 Minna, and was instantly charmed. Her whimsical figures and enchanting use of color make her artwork distinct and easily lovable.
I later met Kelly at a party in the Mission, and went gaga over her green Dries Van Noten pumps. It's no surprise that the creator of such lovely pieces of art would have an incredible sense of style, too.
Last weekend, among the frenzy of tourists, athletes and fisherman, we found a fashion stylist, model and photographer at Crissy Field. Freelance photographer, Stephen Sun, was busy setting up the shoot, while ex-SF and now Sacramento-based hair and wardrobe stylist, Noelle Lynne, dressed JE Model, Keilina Jones in hot pink hot pants and a towering pair of Michael Antonio wedges.
When she's not pushing the boundaries of "business casual", Arielle Ring, a NYC-turned-SF finance star, plays dress-up in her vintage finery.
This Week in Fashion: Weekend Sales at Cary.Lane and Jeremy's, The Collection + SF Fashion Awards Poolside Show
Stop by Cary.Lane's Hayes Valley subterranean digs, and enjoy an extra 30% off the entire store -- that's mens and women's, head to toe. Over in South Park, the Jeremy's sale features an additional 30% off all previously marked down women's apparel. We're eyeing some soft metallics by Marni (pants reduced to $97), and Jil Sander (dress reduced to $63).
This Week in Fashion: Pride Party at SuiGeneris, Millinery Trunk Show at Fiat Lux, Pret-A-Porter Fashion Show + Killer Sales
1. Pride in Style at SuiGeneris (2265 Market St.), Saturday June 25, 12pm-5pm.
Celebrate Pride at SuiGeneris's shopping, mingling and champagne Pride soiree. The consignment boutique is conveniently located in the Castro, and DJ Stanley Frank (Viennatta Discotheque) and Jason Kendig will be spinning all night. P.S. Don't forget to enter the raffle for two Rickshaw Bagworks Juanita More market messenger bags -- score.
2. Sundays at Church with Jasmin Zorlu + Elwyn Crawford at Fiat Lux (218 Church St.), Sunday June 26, 3pm-7pm.
Every last Sunday of the month, Fiat Lux celebrates a Bay Area designer with a mega trunk show, and 10% off. This month it's millinery madness with local hat heroines, Jasmin Zorlu and Elwyn Crawford. Stop by the boutique, grab a cup of chilled sangria, say hello to the designers, and treat yourself to a new headpiece for SF Pride.
This Week in Fashion: Custom Leather at The Factory, Chillin' Turns 13, The 2nd Annual Beauty Expo + Mega Memorial Day Sales
1. Custom Leather Jacket Event & Memorial Day Sale at The Factory (370 4th St), Saturday May 28, noon-4pm.
Choose your leather, add custom details and come out with a one-of-a-kind jacket you will keep forever. Prices range from $300-$700. Bonus: All Factory label designs, from basics to the Summer Silk Capsule collection, will be 30% off during the event.
Lately, it’s begun to seem that now, perhaps more than ever, paying full price is oh-so-passé. Not only are online sample sale sites in full bloom (the most recent notable newcomer being Swirl), but there are also oodles of daily deals sites cropping up everywhere we look. Be that as it may, discounts on designer merch need not only take place online. There are alternatives. Lest you forget that one can, in fact, find discounted designer labels and actually try them on before purchasing, we’re here with four local destinations for scoring designer labels for less:
Need to escape the weekend downpours? Try deals from these local stores:
Honey Ryder: This Hayes Valley boutique named after the iconic 007 vixen is bidding adieu at the end of the month. Merch is marked down by a minimum of 40 percent, and we hear the discounts will keep increasing.
isso san francisco: A sidewalk sale in honor of Cinco de Mayo is on at this local label’s Mission Dolores shop. Pop by during the day on Saturday for deals on apparel and accessories from independent designers such as She-Bible, Nopal, Nicacelly, Kris Nations and Head Tripz.
Name: Rachel Rondell
Occupation: Fashion Design student at Academy of Art University, whose major is Womens’ Ready to Wear
Spotted: Outside of Etiquette Lounge, 11:53 p.m.
Wearing: 5th & Row jacket (her own design/label), dress from Thrift Town (“a closet staple,” she says), and Dolce Vita heels
How would you describe your style? “Dark with a little bit of sunshine.”
Name: Kirsten Knick
Occupation: Personal Stylist/Wardrobe Stylist, Sales Associate at Jeremy's and Sephora
Spotted: Jeremy's Department Store, SoMa, 3:22 p.m.
Wearing: Black oversized cardigan from a thrift store in Half Moon Bay, vintage Joy Division tee, vintage fur stole, altered leather skirt, Vintage Onk necklace, Tibetan opium necklace, Doc Marten boots