Last year, the retro rockabilly mecca, Bettie Page clothing, opened shop in the Haight. A little bird told me the girls there have some serious vintage swagger, so I thought I'd head over and check it out. I found (left to right) Jessica Goss, Liz Ireland, Mindy Gaines, and Hayley Griffin, done up in pin-up. These ladies are lucky enough to call their dress code a job perk.
Rarely seen in public without an impeccably tailored suit, tie, and pocket square, Vogue’s fearless European editor at large Hamish Bowles is a style icon from head to toe. A staple on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List, Bowles is also recognized as one of the most respected authorities in the worlds of fashion and interiors.
Aside from working under the helm of Anna Wintour, he’s written numerous books on the subject of design and curated the wildly popular exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.” His latest coup is as guest curator of “Balenciaga and Spain,” an unprecedented retrospective of the legendary designer’s work, which opens at the de Young Museum this month.
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Bringing in an estimated $350 million in 2009, Yves Saint Laurent can add the distinction of world’s top-earning dead celebrity to his lengthy list of accolades.
The use of blackface in a recent French Vogue editorial spread featuring Lara Stone stirs controversy. Via Bare.
The September Issue—the documentary about the making of Vogue’s biggest fashion issue ever in 2007, a four-pound tome that couldn’t be squeezed into a mailbox—debuts this weekend. Although tonight is the SF premiere, the film’s already been showing in NYC, timed well with Fashion Week. The movie’s release also has a darker sense of timing—magazines across the country are in trouble and being forced to reinvent themselves. Even Conde Nast, which has always remained mythically golden, has been in the spotlight, as McKinsey & Company has been called in to survey the wreckage.
Speaking of fragrance, Cadillac—yes, the automaker—enters the market with a new scent for men. But don’t worry boys, you won’t smell like new car with this signature blend of chamomile, geranium, tarragon, cinnamon and grapefruit. Isn’t it nice to see the economic stimulus plan put to such good use? Stylecaster reports.
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Hey, did you get your tickets? The Tobi blog works on selling tickets to the summer gun show in a recent post about the current dudes-in-tank-tops trend. The disturbing byproduct of this trend? Unsolicited armpit hair sightings outside of trips to the beach or your weird uncle's house. Ew.
Name: Cassandra Miller
Occupation: Nightlife Promoter
Spotted: Redwood Room at The Clift, 10:48 p.m.
Wearing: MNG by Mango halter dress, FCUK black patent leather shoes
Describe your morning routine: "Four Barrel Coffee... -enough said."
Fashion Must Reads: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, M.I.S.S. CREW 'Today's Word on the Street' and M.I.S.S. blog