April 27, 2014

Britex Fabrics Textile 101

I took this workshop from Britex Fabrics early this month and it was my first ever lesson on textiles.  The lovely Geana Sieburger, a Marketing Director at Britex and owner of GDS Cloth Goods was the instructor of the class and it was a really fun, hands-on lesson in textiles- origins of the fabric, its shrinkage factor, and the many different ways of how fabrics are processed.  Best of all, it's taught over pie desserts by the Three Babes Bakeshop, and drinks and materials are included - all for $20.00.

April 26, 2014

Levo League and M.M. LAFLEUR

I attended this really fun networking event last Thursday at one the lovely Clift Hotel suites.  The Bay Area's Levo League helped host M.M. LAFLEUR'S pop-up store in San Francisco.  The clothes were really amazing and best described as "Barneys quality clothes at Zara prices."

I really fell in love with the Jina dress in cinnamon

April 15, 2014

Sewing basics

I'm taking a break from curating unofficial SF style by district and instead, I'm going back to the basics and learning to sew in the hopes of creating my own clothing line.

My first step was finding classes in the city and I found one in the most unlikely of places - TechShop.  It's a shop that goes beyond manufacturing; you can also take a silkscreen printing or textile classes without having to be a member.

The space was pretty neat and it was great seeing all the different kinds of equipment and watching people actually make things.  Also, you get to meet people and learn about the interesting projects they're working on and most importantly, the instructor made it really easy to learn how to sew.

I wish I can show you the outcome of the little pouch bag I made, but I'm way too embarrassed.

April 13, 2014

SF Style- Pacific Heights

A patron of the arts that relishes in dressing the role:

Matthew Williamson lace mesh dress
Triange, circle, and square ring
MG Collection peacock clutch
Alexander McQueen classic skull fringed clutch
Charlotte Olympia Josie tattoo leather pumps 
Valentino gown from Spring 2014
Charlotte Olympia sweet dolly suede pumps

April 6, 2014

SF Style- The Richmond

I used to live in the Inner Richmond, particularly around the corner from vibrant Clement Street, and I really miss the area.  There's just about every kind of ethnic food you can think of in the Richmond and whether you're craving a piroshki, mango tapioca bubble tea, pork filled buns, or tom yum goong soup - it's all there. I have yet to try Troya for its Mediterranean food and Assab Eritrea for Ethiopian.

I also have to mention Schubert's Bakery for their cakes - the St. Honore is my favorite, and Blue Danube Coffee House for their mochas which is perfect if you're waiting to get into Burma Superstar.  The other great option is to browse for books at Green Apple Books.

Theodora and Callum ikat scarf
Talassementane maxi dress
Chandra column dress
Nicholas Kirkwood Laser-cut sandal
Christian Louboutin Neronna gladiator sandal
Sunpass dress -  I really, really love this dress

April 4, 2014

SF Style- Financial District

Absolutely no drab grays in this girl's wardrobe.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz blouse
Stella McCartney nude cat-eye sunnies
Roksanda Ilincic Wyatt dress
Christian Louboutin Nymphette satin sandal
Sole Society D'orsay pump
Donna Karan pencil skirt

April 3, 2014

SF Style - The Marina

Fun, flirty, glamorous.  Enough said.

Crystal chandelier earrings - White House Black Market
Calvin Klein faux leather shorts
Rebecca Minkoff Leo clutch
Jeffrey Campbell Adelyn pump
Nine West Fischer sandal
Young, Fabulous & Broke Hamptons Maxi

April 2, 2014

SF style - Noe Valley

Neutrals and no-nonsense fashion for a woman running a large family household and/or company. Bugaboo stroller optional.

Cushnie et Ochs cutout dress for date nights with the husband
Everlane scarf, another great SF-based clothing company
Cuyana alpaca oversized sweater - I just love this SF company
Mavi- Olivia jeans - the darker the better
Sam Edelman Petty boots
Stella McCartney Beckett faux leather clutch
Giuseppe Zanotti crystal ankle cuff sandal

April 1, 2014

SF style - South of Market

With techies being synonymous with SOMA, it was a no-brainer to curate quirky, geometric prints. The google glass I threw in for kicks.

Loeffler Randall Rider crossbody bag
Uncommon Matters black onyx bar bracelet
Charlotte Olympia Debbie suede pumps
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Shelton top