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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jackie - 18th Street, SF

"My friends, and a little bit of punk, and a little bit of Japanese, like Harajuku or something like that. I don't know, I think it's derived from a lot of different places. I think they're [tights] Hansel from Basel, I'm not exactly sure the brand, my sister gave them to me."

Such a cute wool tartan jacket with asymmetrical closures. And I'll admit that it was her tights that really caught my eye and caused me to stop her.

These green tights with the pom-poms are great, right?

Thick-heeled Mary Jane's.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Carla - 18th Street, SF

"I like to dress like I'm playing a character. This is a little bit like my Italian going grocery shopping character."

I hereby bestow her with the honorary title: "Contessa of the Valencia Corridor". Love the mix of luxe fabrics: silk, wool jersey with cotton and straw(?). I also admire the fact that she has confidence in spades, especially since this was a cold day that included rain 30 minutes after I ran into her.

Fabric heeled oxfords in taupe.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Selvi and Haley - Dolores Street, SF

Selvi: "My family. This [shirt] is actually my sister's in New Jersey and she gave it to me. Anything that is comfortable, practical and funky at the same time. Old for the new school."
Haley: "Mostly my roommates, because it is all my roommate's clothes. And just anything, I kind of like the hippie nouveau type, so..."

Color and textures and a big dose of the boho in Selvi and Haley's outfits. I love that these girls use accessories to make their outfits stand out (notice Selvi's brooch and Haley's headband).

Comfortable lace-up oxfords because that's how we roll in the Mission.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sofia - 18th Street, SF

"I had a cold, so I was cold. This is just something I can walk around in and be warm."

She has a lot that catches the eye. She's playing with color blocking and an interesting, slightly unusual silhouette (i.e. 3/4 sleeve lengths that are different from each other), a smaller fit to her jacket, and metallic hosiery. In addition to all this, she's wearing cute aviator sunglasses she bought on the street across from UCLA.

I think these are wool felt boots.

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Jody - 18th Street, SF

"I guess I don't feel like I have a certain style. Sorry, that's a bad answer. Umm, well I guess I just did the short shirt because of the tall (high-waisted pants). I don't really think about it when I get ready. I guess I kind of like the 50s look, with the capris and the lipstick, I guess."

I like her crop striped orange blouse paired with the cropped acid washed high-waisted jeans. With the jacket and cap, there is something elven about her outfit.

Cute loafers with tassels.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I'm in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa. Sorry for the spotty posting, but my internet connection isn't awesome here. I'll do my best to post the photos I took this past week in SF. Until then, may I point you to the rather extensive archives?

Happy Holidays all! Let's make this next decade a stylish one.

Hallgerdur - 18th Street, SF

"Whatever I feel like when I wake up in the morning."

An Icelandic native in SF! I love the silhouette of her coat (check out those sleeves, how they come out at a point and the tie at the neck - so good) and those bold striped leggings (I really want some). She looks so fantastic, I want to peek into her (no doubt fabulous) closet.

A close-up of her well-worn Keds.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Angela - 18th Street, SF

"I guess what inspires my style is being comfortable and monochrome [ed note: she meant color blocking, I think]. I try not to have too many patterns or anything crazy because I want pure utility, I guess while still looking cute."

I like her cute layers, color blocking and that small strand of faux pearls.

Cute suede shoes with a Pilgrim-esque vibe.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jordan - 18th Street, SF

"Vintage inspired and San Francisco. Grew up in San Diego so had that little street scene going on and then moved up here and kinda grows from that."

If there is any doubt the best of the 90s are coming back in... Oh yes, do you remember wearing short tube skirts with combat boots too?

Ankle boots as a stand-in for the combat boot silhouette.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Crystal - 18th Street, SF

"I guess everyday life. I'm a mother so whatever is easiest to put on, but makes me feel good at the same time."

Pulled together to protect against the wind. I like how she is obviously layered and warm, but not bulky. Slim cuts rule the day. That stag necklace she got at a flea market from a local artist is also very cute.

Including the slim cut of her boots' heel and toe.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chelsea - 18th Street, SF (Quick Shots)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tiffany - Valencia Street, SF

Tiffany has some great boots. I also like the relaxed preppy-ness of her knit vest, oversize white shirt, and black skirt.


A closer look at those boots that must take some patience to lace up and take off.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Red Bike, Red Bars - 18th Street, SF (Quick Shots)

Chi - Mission Street, SF (Quick Shots)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Natalia - Dolores Street, SF

"I'm inspired by indigenous people. Also, an artist from Venezuela, his name is Carlos Echevarria and his main character is Paulo. I got this [dress] from a store on Haight Street."

The fabric of her dress is very Hmong. Whomever made it used recycled fabric with hand embroidery to make the shift.

Buttery ankle boots.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hans - 18th Street, SF

"I don't know. I try to dress appropriately, but try not too be too out there, if that makes any sense. What inspires my style? I don't know. I'm gonna say history."

There is something very Oxford Blues about Hans and how he's wearing his brown leather bomber jacket, chambray shirt and jeans. (See the image below.) This isn't a look I see often and I find it utterly charming.

Classic Converse would've been just as appropriate in 1984 (though Rob Lowe isn't wearing them in the shot below).

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Richie - 18th Street, SF

"And my inspiration? Glam rock'n'roll darling, glam rock'n'roll."

Richie is a Freddie Mercury impersonator and he has just moved to the Mission. The fact that he is bringing it to the catwalk that is 18th Street excites me to no end. Full-length fur in the middle of the day? Very commendable. Check out the lapel and sleeves of his gold jacquard blazer. [Note to self: stalk Richie and take photos of him every day. I admire those who go all out. - Also? Sparkles!]

Even his merse is full of style, it's like he's ready to perform at any moment.

Amazing elongated toes on his boots.

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Robert and Matt - 18th Street, SF

Robert: "I tend to go for things that are simply cut, but fit well. And I like to do, not so much necessarily color blocking, but I like to have contrasting colors that work with each other and I like having different textures next to each other."
Matt: "I'm most comfortable in what fits well. So, that's how I tend to shop. But I also like interesting textures and patterns too."

These gents look great in their two-button wool coats appropriate for our current wintry weather. Like how they both add a shot of color via their shirt (Robert) or scarf (Matt). Good job men.

Two versions of casual black shoes for guys.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

George and Rory - 18th Street, SF

George: "The weather."
Rory: "I wear the same thing every day."

Hats and patterned car coats are the order of the day.

Sneaks. (Look at George's with those studs.)

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