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Monday, May 31, 2010

Quan - Stockton Street, SF


So much good going on. Short pants, vest that contrasts with his jacket - adding a rogue quality to the outfit, the scarf that is layered and into the vest, in place of a tie. Oh Quan, if I was a dude, I'd dress like you.

Great classic black wingtips.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Chris - 4th Street, SF


Layered and in dapper velvet. And short pants.

Beautiful combat-style boots, but oh so much better, supple leather.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fiona and Jillian - Alameda Flea Market, SF

Fiona: "What inspires my style? Maybe Audrey Hepburn does. She inspires my hair maybe. 60s simplicity. But I'm cool, casual, chic today."
Jillian: "Comfort, I guess. And unique details."

I love, love their coincidental monochromatic dressing. This is an especially fetching pregnancy look for Jillian, who pulls off the difficulty of dressing well when you're really pregnant.

A look at their sandals.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Jen - Guerrero Gallery, SF (Quick Shots)

Sarah - Ferry Building, SF (Quick Shots)

Tosca and Michele - Stanford, Palo Alto (Quick Shots)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ryan - 18th Street, SF


Ryan is one of the great people behind the Good Shop, a vintage shop in the Mission District. Here he was distressed denim in a way that I like, deliberate, not by happenstance, yet the rips and tears look like they were acquired through actual wear and tear, not through a machine process. I'm loving the form and silhouette of this jacket and his layered scarves.

A look at his seemingly lovingly worn boots.

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Erin - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda


A little bit of Rapunzel, a little bit of 90s floral.

Gorgeous weathered cowboy boots.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dino - Bancroft Way, Berkeley

"My style is a lot of, I guess, what I feel is right at the moment. I don't like thinking about what I'm wearing. I do drag, so most of the time, it's always a show. And sometimes when I'm in boy drag, I just pick up what is nice and clean in my closet."

I love his large tulle broach. Dino makes amazing accessories for himself, like this broach and his neck collar. His accessories are especially highlighted with his mostly black outfit.

Black Converse.

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Erin - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"I just try to take different elements from different time periods. And watching people, in general, influences my style."

Super cute large red sunglasses with a lovely floral 70s print dress and small cardigan.

A look at her simple, yet lovely understated sandals.

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Nicole - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda (Quick Shots)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

[PSA] CCSF - 9th Annual Student Fashion Show

EVENT: City College of San Francisco

Fashion Department Presents

The 8th Annual Student Fashion Show


DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TIME: 7:00 p.m. Reception • Sneak-Peek • Meet the Designers

8:00 pm Fashion Show

PLACE: CCSF Ocean Campus: Wellness Center

50 Phelan Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94112

TO BENEFIT: CCSF Fashion Department

PRICE: General Admission $15; Students $10

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Lulu - Bancroft Way, Berkeley

"I'm really into military looks and traditionally masculine shapes. Especially juxtaposed against things that are traditionally super feminine and sexy like painted fingernails and fishnet stockings."

Love the pintucks and feminine cut of this dress in an almost militaristic fabric. Lulu is doing a great version of the military look forecasted for FW10.

These heeled oxfords are great. I especially like the weathered toe.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sexy Secretary - Stockton Street, SF (Quick Shots)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fox - 18th Street, SF (Quick Shots)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arielle - Mission Street, SF

"Lately I've been going for the, I guess, androgynous side of it. I really enjoy dressing like a boy, sometimes with feminine touch. I enjoy the 1940s style as well as the 1930s, which you know was the time of the introduction of the woman's suit and all that stuff."

Arielle is one of those great gems that just wears amazing outfits. When I spotted her it was for the big expressive bow and then her hat and then her haircut and then, then... Inspiration is a lovely thing. I'm glad Arielle threw some my way.

Look at these leather and mesh shoes. They're vintage and create this very interesting ribbon effect. Go Arielle!

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Jacqueline - Clarion Alley, San Francisco (Quick Shots)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Seika and Jordan - Bancroft Way, Berkeley


I'm having wonderful flashbacks about the character Monique from Better Off Dead. Doesn't Seika look like she might be getting inspiration from Monique? I think Jordan is wearing a Beirendonck sweater or at least a Beirendonck inspired sweater, which works wonderfully with his otherwise preppy understated outfit.

A look at their spare clunky black leather footwear.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pilar - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"I'm inspired by 1930s film actresses and style from the 1930s, pretty much."

She wears the Rodarte for Target dress well.

Pilar graciously let me take her picture even though she inadvertently stepped into mud when she got off the ferry.

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Trio - Bancroft Way, Berkeley (Quick Shots)

Outside the Walter Van Beirendonck fashion show.

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Troy and Terje - Bancroft Way, Berkeley (Quick Shots)

Outside the Walter Van Beirendonck fashion show.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Damon - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda


Very nice cardigan and cool chukkas. Apparently if you're very tall and you wear clothes that fit well, you'll look great.

The aforementioned chukkas.

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Charity Fashion Show


Are you going to the Charity Fashion Show? I'm excited to attend.*

This May, the Bay Area will once again be home to the premier runway event of the year, Charity Fashion Show. This is the largest fashion show on the West Coast, and twice the size of our 2009 event, an event that was nominated for more SF Fashion Awards than any other.

On 05.15.10, Charity Fashion Show will spotlight over 40 designers, including the well-known Nanette Lepore and Shin Choi, West Coast favorites Kittinhawk and Clutch Couture, and San Francisco 2009 Designer of the Year AVB. A wide range of sponsors, including Smartwater, Equinox Fitness, and Popchips, will be at Charity Fashion Show 2010 with giveaways.

Buy tickets here.

[* This Public Service Announcement is in exchange for access to the event.]

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bliss - Alameda Flea Market, Alameda

"It's fun, isn't it?"

That hair! Those glasses! (Bliss possesses a fashionist aesthetic that obviously runs through her veins.)

Those shoes!

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