This spring, it's raining shoes and color. Flats, platforms and wedges -- oh my! -- are getting pumped-up with royal blues, emerald greens, oranges, hot pinks and neon yellows. As dramatic as they seem, the big, bold hues are often softened with constract cork and natural leather, making them perfectly suitable for everyday wear.
Sebastien Cadot (left) and Aldric Trouabal (right), layered-up and kicking it on Valencia. Both men are originally from Lille, France, and now work in SF as industrial designers -- Sebastien at Ammunition Group and Aldric at One & Co. With their European heritage and product design talent, when it comes to dress, these boys are naturals.
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.
It's sweater weather – no doubt about it – and cardigans are the answer. The versatility factor alone makes them a wardrobe essential for every San Francisco man. And don't let anyone tell you a button-down knit isn't manly, because it is. In fact, men's cardigans are stylish, practical and quite flattering when worn correctly. Here's how.
British photographer, Robin Maddock, has been in San Francisco for just over a month now. We spotted him, dressed shades of blues and a great fitting denim jacket, as he was conducting a street art project with milk and his precious Leica. Robin's worked as a photographer for about ten years now, capturing social documentary, which he says, "has been a quiet style, but is getting louder now."
When it comes to local menswear, Unionmade Goods is pretty much aces. Their collection is always so varied, yet tightly curated, and huge. That said, it was particularly difficult narrowing down this list to a mere seven, but I will say my single favorite item from the current collection is definitely Alden of San Francisco's beatifully lush dark suede chukkas (#1) -- and this is coming from a not-huge-chukka-fan. The double zip wallet from Japanese retailer, Beams+ (#6), is another a fantastic design that will slip easily into your front or back pocket, and would be a killer accessory for women, too. In fact, ladies, if you're looking for a Valentine's gift, make Unionmade your go-to and, while you're there, don't overlook picking up something for yourself at this fine (menswear) establishment.
This Saturday evening, ArtPoint will present Masters of Venice: A Masked Ball at the de Young. The festive affair -- elegant black tie dress code with mysterious Venetian masks strongly encouraged -- will celebrate the close of the Masters of Venice: Paintings of passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
Chances are, you've already chosen a stunning dress and envy-ensuing heels, but have you settled on an evening clutch and mask to match?
This week, we're going grunge. There's just something about JE Model, Bryce Jamison's boyish good looks and grunge-revival get-up that's both contradictory, and yet, complementary. At 16-years-old, Jamison may be young, but he's already busy owning his casually eclectic personal style and making the most of SF's underground scene.
What started out in 2004 as a pop-up shop by Jennifer Jones, eventually turned into Candystore Collective, a heart-of-the-Mission womenswear outpost that vigorously supports independent design. The boutique recently launched a new website with easier browsing, and a fresh supply of contemporary womenswear and home accessories.
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