We know, we know. It’s what’s below the surface that counts. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t suckers for pretty packaging. In the best possible world, we’d get substance and style wrapped up in the same attractive little bundle.
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 the (ahem) popularity of last week's mashup of two of the most stereotyped SF neighborhoods got us thinking of how we could possibly follow with another. But alas, once the Haight was mentioned it all became clear. This week's muse is a businessman by day who's a hippie at heart, reflected in his style by adding a dash of 'Summer of Love' flair into his work wear. So turn on some Dead and indulge yourself:
We love the thrill of the hunt as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want what you want when you want it. And this season, we want gorgeous, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry. Enter: Sasha Maksutenco, whose vintage finds are available on her new e-tail site sashamaksvintage.com and (in limited selection) at Russian Hill’s Anica boutique.
Name: Zoe Fisher
Occupation: Student at The Urban School of SF and Fashion Designer (Zoe Alexander)
Spotted: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1:15 p.m.
Lotus Bleu will be having a sale throughout the month of February so that they can make room for the new additions to their collection. The new pieces aren't really new at all, rather, they're reinvented. For instance, In the photo to the left there's a slipper chair in the bottom left-hand corner. Although it was designed in the 1950's or 60's, it's been updated with a beautiful and bright silk-screened linen pattern of colorful flowers and leaves, which give it it more of a modern appeal. Embrace this great weather and bring some of the outside in, al la vintage prettiness and floral linens. Sale runs through February. Select items between 20-40% off.
Some people find shopping at thrift stores to be an arduous task. I’ll admit that several years ago I used to think the same. I would usually emerge from a Goodwill store empty handed, feeling defeated and worried that I had picked up the lingering scent of mothballs during my unsuccessful hunt. Soon I realized that the problem wasn’t the stores I was visiting—it was me! My theory is that in order to hit the thrift store jackpot, you need to be shopping with an open, creative mind, lots of free time and even more patience.