Behind the runway looks of painted faces and spritzed ’dos in Bay Area fashion shows such as Snow II, San Francisco Fashion Week, and this year’s Charity Fashion Show is Pigment Cosmetics founder and CEO Manhal Mansour.
Recently, our beloved San Francisco has snuggled its way onto the tab bar of the popular fashion-focused blog Refinery29 among cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The trend-reporting site known for delivering fun and attention-grabbing scoops on fashion to devoted followers nationwide now has a local edition, headed up by San Francisco editor, Katie Hintz-Zambrano.
As providers of local fashion content in a town that’s seven square miles and packs a population of over 800,000, we realize that not every person in this diverse city will look the same—let alone share the same body type. For those seeking sizes 12 and up, we offer this list of independent Bay Area-based retailers that focus on fashion for plus-sized urbanites.
It took Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco to hold the 40 local and national designers, models and approximately 1,200 guests who turned up for last Saturday’s Charity Fashion Show. Dubbed as the largest fashion show on the West Coast, local and independent labels such as Anya Tatarenko, Kittinhawk and Ragdoll presented their latest alongside spring offerings from major brands such as Gap and Tracy Reese to benefit The Princess Project, an organization that provides prom dresses to girls in need.
I walked into X* with a black and white feather hair extension, a trend that has swept San Francisco and has been responsible for many compliments sent my way. But I was ready to take the next step in wild hair embellishments and try something new: fur.