- Its 4th of July! Will you brave the crowds and risk seeing nothing thanks to the fog? If you’re down, head over to Pier 39. For less of a crowd, a smaller fireworks display and possibly more fog risk, join us in Pacifica, one of the few cities in the state that sells and allows “safe and sane” fireworks.
- If you’re in the Bay Area, the Alameda Point Antiques Fair is on Sunday and it’s a can’t-miss.
- Adidas is having a giant tent sale at Stonestown starting July 7.
- The M.i.h sale is GOOD.
- Stern Grove’s free annual San Francisco Symphony concert is on July 10.
- Hip Hop has been on my mind thanks to a certain teen in my life playing it nonstop, and a Google rabbit hole led me to this article about how hip-hop got its name, and this incredible Lindy Hop video:
Virtually every jacket (and there are lots of them) in the Sacai resort 2017 collection brings back memories of a jacket I’ve owned and loved in the past. One in particular that I lament to this day was a khaki pullover with a substantial hood. I found it at a vintage store in college, and the fabric was worn in to soft perfection. The third jacket from the bottom evoked its memory. I still dream of finding it’s doppleganger at a second hand store.
I also love the riff on the Baja hoodie—plus it’s comforting to see so many jackets in this collection because it is the typically foggy, chilly summer here on the coast in Pacifica. [Read more…]
A few years ago, I bought an enormous Bob Dylan poster. I knew I’d never splurge for a frame quite so large—it would cost many times the amount I paid for the actual poster. So it remained stored downstairs until earlier this year when I was ouout to host a brunch and I felt the living/dining room area needed a change.
It was an experiment at first. The husband said he felt like he was in a teenage girl’s bedroom in the ’80s (a framed photograph of a horse heightened this feeling). The teen had questions: “Who is that guy??” and “When are we taking that down?” Nevertheless, a few months later, the poster remains on the wall. I’ve grown to love seeing him every day. It’s like we’ve gone back in time 40 years and Giant Bob is strolling by outside.
Coach 1941 is new collection from the Coach you know and love named for the year the brand was founded. The first collection was for spring 2016, and I’m loving the references to Americana and the West with a touch of punk. The designers are clearly trying to appeal to a younger customer, but I’ve never been one to subscribe to any guidelines when it comes to dressing for your age.
Here are a few of my favorite looks from the recently-presented resort 2017 collection. I’m obsessed with all the creepers. I have yet to own a pair—now may finally be the time! Also check out more picks from previous Coach 1941 collections available for purchase now below.
This post was originally published in September 2011. In memory of Bill Cunningham, I’m re-sharing my brief encounter with the New York Times photographer, who died on Saturday in Manhattan at 87. Thank you for your legacy and inspiration, Bill.
On Saturday night, I went to the Libertine fashion show in midtown Manhattan at Exit Art. It was a gorgeous, warm night, the kind we never get in San Francisco. The show was walking distance from my hotel, and an evening stroll without sleeves was miraculous and lovely. The show was totally fun and quirky, and they served great drinks—another bonus at off-site shows! As I was walking back towards my hotel, I spotted a thin, white-haired man wearing an electric blue windbreaker pedaling by me on a bike. I recognized him right away: Bill Cunningham.
“Bill, I love you!” I yelled. Apparently I couldn’t help myself. Then I saw him de-biking in front of Exit Art, so I backtracked and started following him—one might call it stalking. He parked at the end of the block. I tried to look casual standing (and staring) a few feet away. He locked up his wheels with an enormous metal lock, the same kind he used in the documentary Bill Cunningham New York. When he walked towards me I approached him and gushed about how much the documentary inspired me and what a big fan I was. Unsurprisingly, I became verklempt.
Perhaps to change the subject, he explained that he had just attended some great shows at Milk Studios (“There were five lines at once so it was really great!”) and was heading for Libertine. I was very excited to be chatting with Bill Cunningham, especially since he didn’t seem wary of me as a potential stalker.
Just as he was entering the show I asked if I could snap a picture. He told me to hurry up because he didn’t want to miss anything inside. I snapped the above shot on the fly. As we entered, people asked me who he was, which surprised me.
I saw him again the next day again on the steps of Lincoln Center (photos below). I guess the chances are actually pretty good that you might run into Bill Cunningham during fashion week in New York.
Greek salad, when served in the United States, often includes some type of lettuce. I’m informed by Greek people in Greece (so there’s no arguing) that this is an abomination. A true Greek salad consists of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and olives (usually Kalamata). It is typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and is dressed with olive oil. Sliced green bell pepper is also often added, and was indeed present in the Greek salad I ate yesterday in Greece. Personally I can do without the onions, though I realize I am a minority in that opinion. In any case, the Greek salad is a divine and beautiful thing—and deserves an outfit!
Sheila B. fluorite drops, $150
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[Photo via Little Angel Olive Oil]
How do we feel about dresses over pants? I feel similar to how P’Trique feels about bangs. Seems like a great idea, but second thoughts can happen.
Still, after giving the matter the serious thought it deserves, I am pro-dresses over pants. I believe this to be the best dress over pants look of all time, and I aspire to such a level. In the meantime, I give you Frida and me, each in our own D.O.P. ensemble. Details below!
You guys, I’m headed to Greece on Wednesday, and I’m kind of freaking out for two reasons: 1. I’m going alone—what am I supposed to do with my hands and all those extra thoughts without an almost-four-year-old to wrangle? 2. Outfits!
Typically, I would basically buy a whole new wardrobe for my vacation, and this seemed 100% necessary and worthy of putting myself in financial distress. But now that I’m part of a family of four, I need to be reasonable. It has required some serious rewiring of how I think, but I’ve managed to control myself this time around.
Just in case some of you out there face the same challenge come vacation time, here are a few tactics that have saved my wallet (and probably my marriage) as I’ve navigated solo-vacation preparation:
- Bonnaroo:If you’re not lucky enough to be in Tennessee, you can watch livestreams on their site, or listen to performances on Sirius XMU (subscription required).
- Makers Market: Come celebrate the opening of a new Makers Market brick and mortar store at San Jose’s Santana Row. I’ll be co-hosting some festivities (come for the free food and wine, stay for the U.S.-made goods) near the park across from Left Bank Brasserie.
- West Coast Craft is also this weekend!
- Coclico’s friends and family sale ends tomorrow! Get 20% off with code FRIENDLY2016
- Join me in having a whole new respect for Kesha.
- Helena Bonham-Carter will produce and star in a miniseries telling the story of, Mazie Gordon-Phillips, a brash heroine of NYC homeless people.
- Black lips, yay or nay?
- Radiohead will stream an all-day performance of Moon Shaped Pool at record stores globally on June 17.
- Refinery 29 breaks down the best plain white tees.
[Photo via Wikia]
Hey everyone, I’m excited to be co-hosting the grand opening festivities for the Makers Market brick and mortar shop at Santana Row in San Jose this Saturday, June 11!
Come join us between 12 and 6pm, for beautifully-designed, handcrafted all-American made goods including ceramics, jewelry, handbags, apothecary and more. In addition to checking out the gorgeous new store, you can shop 25 booths hosted by local artists in Santana Row park, enjoy live acoustic guitar, sip on complimentary wine from Scheid Vineyards and enjoy appetizers from Roots and Rye, Sino and Straits! Get there early for the wine and bites—and stay to snag gifts for grads, dads, brides and grooms. Hope to see you there! I’ll be there between noon and 2, but the festivities will continue until 6pm.
What: Makers Market in the Park + New Store Opening Celebration
Where: Look for the festivities across from Left Bank Brasserie
The store address is 3798 Santana Row Park, #1110
When: Saturday June 11, 12pm – 6pm. (Also look for Makers Market in the Park July 9, August 13, September 10)
Click through to see some of my favorite Maker’s Market products.