Sidewalk Chic: Mix Master in SoMa


Name: Zorina Chen

Age: 23

Associate Brand Manager for bumble ink -- an environmentally friendly, locally owned, independent stationery company

Spotted:Vintage Fashion Expo at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 4:34 p.m.

Wearing: Vintage Lanz dress from Shareen Vintage in L.A., vintage belt from Rag Mopp Vintage in Silverlake, cardigan from Thrift Town in San Francisco, "vintage" Converse sneakers (Made before 2001 when Converse stopped manufacturing in the U.S. and began outsourcing, Chen says)

What is your favorite era for fashion? Early 19th Century British Regency Period or 1960s Mod.

Fashion Must-Reads:
Vintage Clothing 1880 - 1980 by Maryanne Dolan, historical fiction novels -- a sure fire way to expand your fashion vernacular -- and NYLON.”

Something we’d never find in your closet: “Animal prints or Crocs.”

Favorite local boutiques:
Mission Statement-- a great co-op with local, independent designers that use natural, eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, and Neda’s Flowers and Gifts, which houses an eclectic selection of vintage clothes, knick knacks and independent designers who recycle or modify vintage clothes.”

Why we love her look:
Chen gives her vintage plaid frock a downtown edge by pairing it with worn-in Chucks and bold makeup: bright blue eyes and cherry red lips.

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