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Friday, July 31, 2009

Le and Huong, Sequoia National Park, CA

This is my Dad and Mom in 1982. I think they look great here.

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bob - Valencia Street, SF

"My confusion."

A walking Mondrian is comforting sometimes. And! A delight for the eyes when the day is gloomy.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Abby - 19th Street, SF

"My style is inspired by anything that I can run around in. Like jump in the mud and still be comfortable..."

Cute colorful skirt worn on-waist. Also, I like her answer about fashion inspiration. Once you decide that your clothes can be destructible, it's freeing, even if you're wearing a ball gown.

Basic black flats.

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Sarah - Valencia Street, SF

"Oh, this outfit? Well my younger sister gave it to me and it's vintage. And she got it for 10 cents and I just thought it was really cute. It reminds me of... What's that girl from Gilligan's Island [Maryanne? - ed], Marianne - yeah."

I like her cute eyelet dress, especially with that front ruffle, it has nice simple lines.

Buttery leather sandals.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Kim - Dolores Park, SF


I love Kim's silhouette, she wears clothes that drape her thin frame and for eye candy, a shock of bright red.

Nice sandals too.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

APAture Runway III

Third Annual Fashion Show of Emerging Asian American Designers
Co-presented by KSW and APICC


The lineup of designers includes Heather Guevarra (Gingerbread Clothing), Amy M. Ho, Faithy Leong, Jarvinia Li, I Shan Liou, Loretta K. Nguyen (fiftyseven-thirtythree), Erica Varize (Evarize), Brian Yee (Bok Choy Apparel), and Shani Solomon (MXW). Take home clothes hot off the runway by bidding in the live auction of designer goods!

All proceeds benefit KSW’s 11th annual APAture, a multidisciplinary arts festival of emerging Asian Pacific American artists, happening September 17-26.

APAture Runway III highlights the creative work of artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond in a one-night-only event on Saturday, August 8, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street in San Francisco.

Get more info here.

Buy tickets $10-20 sliding scale at the door or $8 in advance here.

Mary - 20th Street, SF

"Church. I'm going to church."

Felt so lucky to catch Mary in her jeweled colored green suit with that necklace (look at that necklace!).

White pumps to match her hat.

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Chris - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"I like how my grandpa dressed in the 70s and 80s, kind of classic preppy, kind with a twist. Stuff my dad used to wear when I was growing up, thrift store style."

You may recognize Chris from an earlier Alameda Flea Market outing. He's still wearing bright sportswear and somewhat controversial iconography. Also check out his styled hair.



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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Megan - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"It kind of reminds me of a litlle kid style, so yeah. Like this [shift-like] part and how the sleeves are like a little school girl's [cap sleeve]."

I like her cotton gray shift as the focal point in her outfit with the black belt and red canvas shoes.

I like her spare red canvas shoes.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heather - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"I guess I like browns, neutral colors, redhead... And I like anything that is old and Victorian."

I like her tonal autumn colors, suitable given the weather (though it is supposed to be summer here).

Cute slim loafers.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sarah - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"Well I love vintage clothing (partly why I'm here). My boyfriend's mother gave me this sweater. I like cheap clothes and mixing modern and vintage together so it doesn't look too costume-y, I guess."

I hadn't noticed it before, but the Catholic school girl look is the precursor to the sexy secretary isn't it? Here Sarah encapsulates the missing link betwixt the two, I call it college prep.

Her cute cut-out flats.

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J.R. - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"The Alameda Antique Market."

I like the silhouette of the a-line coat, with the short sleeves and the skinny jeans. The big scarf with the shock of pink tops it off quite nicely.


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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sarah - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"Just old movies, the 90s I would say. I'm really into 90210 right now. The old one, Brenda Walsh for life."

If it isn't obvious I'm into these floral patterns on dresses right now. And yes, I am totally aware that the gentleman in the background appears to have a shirt on that matches Sarah's. His good taste and synchronicity has decreed that he looks like her mini-me in the photo. (Bonus!)

Ubiquitous leather boots.

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Callie - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"I don't know, it's comfy, easy... yeah."

I admire those who can easily layer for color and practicality. Our weather doesn't always allow for sundresses, so Callie's work around is an example we can use year-round to infuse pattern and color into our outfits.

A look at her boots.

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Maggie - 18th Street, SF

"I guess I wanted to try something colorful today. And I like things that have sort of a retro feel as well."

Lovely floral patterned dress.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sarah - 18th Street, SF

"Well I went to work today, so I had to be semi-formal, but I wanted to be able to leave work and be able to go out and still be comfortable."

I like her entire outfit: her flowy linen pants with the tie waist, the darling collar on her cream colored blouse and the navy cardigan under the leather jacket. She looks ready to work, yet stylin' and comfortable at the same time.

Heeled sandals that lace-up in the front.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nicole and Sarah - Dolores Park, SF

Nicole: "I would say 60s and 70s fashion mixed with new thrift pieces. At least that's what I try to go for."
Sarah: "Taking the business casual out of the workplace."

There is something very sweet in both their outfits, especially Nicole's floral patterned dress and large pendant and Sarah's earthy-colored striped scarf and awesome curly hair.

Buttery leather boots and sandals.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Stephanie - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"Fairytales. Does that work?"

I'm partial to whimsical hats, this one seems like a homage to Anna Sui's animal head hats of the late 90s or minorly reminiscent of Princess Mononoke. Stephanie also has a nice blue theme running through her outfit.

A look at her blue shoelaces festooned Converse.

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