On Saturday, don’t miss My Little Pop Up, especially if you have littles!
On day two of Treasure Island Music Festival, I was excited because I had added Neon Indian to my list of artists to interview. I’ve been obsessed with his songs Annie and Polish Girl, and when I watched his 80s-infused videos I was even more stoked to interview him about his style.
1. Our house was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. Pretty cool to open up an old-school newspaper and see our digs! There’s a new-fangled online version too.
3. Rogue Wave at Bottom of the Hill TONIGHT. It’s sold out but there are some tickets on Craigslist. Also their California Bride video has some cool vintage images of San Francisco.
6. These dip-dyed wall hangings—can’t get them off my mind.
7. Under $100 retro ’70s bellbottom jeans.
8. Cost Plus World Market’s big, awesome rug sale
[Photo by Liz Hafalia via the SF Chronicle]
- This t-shirt
- The Pia store opening in San Francisco at 414 Jackson Street, with brands including Giambattista Valli, Zimmermann, A.L.C., Zac, much more, + Anna-Alexia Basile’s incredible installation
- Local Natives at the Fox Theater in Oakland tomorrow night—tickets still available at StubHub. Worth a last minute Sensible Sitters booking IMO, if only for the mustache.
- This new NYT culture podcast called Still Processing
- The biggest birther ever and Republican presidential candidate finally admits President Obama is U.S.A. born
- New York Fashion Week is a wrap, lots of street style snaps to catch up on
[Photo via Bat_Gio on Instagram]
It’s fashion week! If you’re there, stay hydrated and have fun. If like me you’re sitting this one out, there are plenty of ways to live vicariously through the front row. Plus there’s lots more to get excited about this week.
The Monse Spring 2017 show—this duo presented its first Monse collection just a year ago, and they were soon named the next design team at Oscar de la Renta.
Opening Ceremony’s show (tonight!) promises to be quite the spectacle
[Photo via Rebecca Minkoff on Instagram]
Acrimony’s Labor Day Sale
Garmentory’s 80-percent-off Labor Day sale
American Apparel‘s Labor Day sale: spend more than $100, get 25% off
Reformation‘s Labor Day sale: up to 70% off
The Big Deal: If you’re in the SF Bay Area, check it out on September 10th from 11am until 6pm at 1417 15th St. in San Francisco. Participating shops include many of my favorites: Acrimony, Ali Golden, Frēda Salvador, Half Hitch Goods, Le Point, Mira Mira, The Merchant Home, The Podolls.
We Are Handsome‘s sale: 50% off entire order with code BIRTHDAYSALE50
[Photo via Ulla Johnson]
Day two at Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park featured this amazing denim poncho by Ubi-Ind, Grana silk ankle pants, badminton sneaks by Backyard Footwear (read more about them here), my trusty Timbuk2 fanny pack, a scarf that was my grandmothers and a blue silk top by Hengst that you can hardly see in these photos but is a favorite, especially in cold weather. I’ve had that top for at least 15 years (I also have a copper-colored one that you’ll see in my next OSL post), and it is a longtime favorite.
OK there was also some music that might have been as important as my poncho. My favorite act on day two was Sufjan Stevens. I’m a masochistic fan of his somber ballads that make me cry during solo road trips to L.A. I expected him alone on a stool in maybe a denim jacket, crooning soulfully and making me cry in a sad way. Then, as I was standing at the Sutro stage waiting for his show to start, a bunch of dancers in neon outfits and giant wings appeared onstage. I checked my schedule, assuming I was at the wrong stage or arrived at the wrong time. But no, I was correct, and Sufjan proceeded to put on a Flaming-Lips worthy show complete with synchronized dancing, sparkly outfits, and a weirdly joyful all-together-now chant of “We’re all gonna die,” from his song Fourth of July. He smashed his banjo like Pete Townsend after his first song. [Read more…]
Photos by Anna Alexia Basile
Was Outside Lands really four days ago already? The pain in my feet from traversing Golden Gate Park’s Polo Fields is just now subsiding and I’m still processing the fact that I enjoyed the $5 Four Barrel coffee I waited in long lines for slightly more than the free beer in the press tent. Does that mean I’m growing up or something?
This was my eighth year at Outside Lands, and it was also possibly the foggiest ever. Typically I would be complaining about our weirdly cold summer here in San Francisco that I still haven’t acclimated to after 2+ decades, but this year I embraced it and wore fur (on the third day, upon realizing it was one of the few times I would get to wear it this year, and after seeing how chic Anna looked in hers). [Read more…]
This week’s wrecking your stockings column is exclusively devoted to San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival. It’s all I can think about right now as I plan my three long days in what promises to be a very chilly, foggy Golden Gate Park.
BUT this is what we have to look forward to: LCD Sounsystem, Radiohead, DURAN DURAN, and my personal favorite, Sufjan Stevens. I 100% expect to cry during his set. Totally worth braving the fog!
I’m also excited because I’ll be interviewing a few of my favorite performers including the Foals, the Wombats (so many animal bands!!), Oh Wonder, HÆLOS and Julien Baker, whom I wasn’t familiar with but has a gorgeous voice and also promises to make me cry during her performance.
Here’s a roundup of all the bands I’m excited about: [Read more…]
With relief and a touch of hostility, I just closed my browser tab for “fresh strawberry cupcakes” at the Sally’s Baking Addiction. Same with sand dollar cinnamon cookies at Mama Miss and the “Mermaid party” search tab on Pinterest.
I’m so embarrassed. I fell for the social media illusion that a DIY Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party would be a piece of perfectly-iced cake. If adorable images have you thinking something similar, stop it right now.
Throw money at your party or get VERY organized. Follow instructions and allow approximately two weeks longer than you think is necessary to prepare. In my case that would have been two weeks and two days, which would have been just about right.
So you will understand what doing it yourself is really like, I give you my evolution from DIY newbie to wizened crafter with so many feelings:
3pm – 7pm
Hit Michaels, Dollar Tree and Safeway for supplies. Feel anger towards Michael’s for having an aisle #74. Feel proud for shopping two full days in advance of party. Drink a glass of rosé and go to bed early.