This Week in Fashion: Shotwell Says Goodbye, McIntoshFry at MAC, Retrofit Turns 1 + Styling the Modern Man
1. Last Tuesday, Holly and Michael Weaver, the style powerhouse behind Shotwell, announced some very happy and very sad news. The darling duo is expecting a baby boy (that's the good news!), and will be moving back to Pittsburgh. That means, Shotwell will not be reopening -- a great loss for SF. As bummed as we are to see them go, we wish the three of them (four including their pup, Friday) all the best.
Ladies and gents, Fashion's Night Out is tonight. It'll be a night of epic mingling, partying and, of course, shopping. Since we're betting you'll be in and out of fitting rooms, opt for an easy, printed dress and minimal jewelry (in our experience, necklaces tend to tangle and earrings fall out). Also, do yourself a favor and keep your purse light – you'll be hauling shopping bags soon enough! And for the ultimate comfort-meets-mad-style footwear, try a pair of architectural cork wedges.
Last week, our friends Grant Marek (above), editor of Thrillist SF, and Elliot Tomaeno (below), director of communications at Enloop, received mini makeovers to preview the new "Geek-IS-Chic" lounge at this year's Styling the Modern Man (Thursday, 9/15).
Next Thursday, STMM atendees will be invited to watch as local tech hot-shots undergo similar transformations, and get decked out in the latest Levi's duds.
Brett Kladney, spotted in Four Barrel -- where his oversized glasses, fitted army jacket and, why yes, metallic loafers all caught my attention. You always hear about well-fitting suits, but it's crucial to have great fitting casual wear, too. In addition to having such a nice mix of colors and textures, Brett's clothing fits impeccably.
If you swear by the hard rules of fashion, then consider this your last call for wearing white. Fortunately, this Labor Day weekend, the forecast is set for sunny skies and an easy, breezy 70-degrees. So go on, wear those whites while you still can.
While the forecast is promising, if you're spending time on the windy waters, or looking for a nice day-to-night ensemble, opt for a maxi dress and pack a light sweater. Add spice with a few vibrant accessories, a finish with messy braid and a coral red lipstick. Bon weekend.
Next Thursday, Fashion's Night Out will sweep the globe once more - and hit SF harder than ever - with their third annual after-hours shop-a-thon. Over 40 stores across the city will hold special evening hours full of celebrity apperances, new fall collections, steep discounts, and much more. Here are our top picks for FNO SF.
My little brother just graduated from school and is about to start working. I wanted to buy him a professional looking briefcase for his birthday -- maybe something a little more unique than what they sell at Macy's. Any suggestions? -Aaron S.
I've received a some great style questions from readers and thought I'd address this one with a post. I really believe everyone should have a durable, quality bag that they truly love. For professional men, that's likely to be their briefcase, and a great briefcase is hard to find.
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 Saturday, Japanophiles from all over the Bay will pay homage to Tokyo's Harajuku district by wearing "costumes" ranging from goth to Lolita (think Little Bo Peep). It'll be just one of many interesting sights at this year's J-Pop Summit Festival in Japantown.
While you may not want to go all-out for this one, you can still dress for the occasion by incorporating key trends: bows, Peter Pan collars, lace, Mary-Janes, platforms, and black. Luckily, many of these trends are in this fall, too. We spun the Harajuku staples into a modern, completely wearable look, with versatile separates that you'll cherish this fall.
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