Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the luxurious Lacehole Leggings, $245, part of the new fall line-up from San Francisco knitwear label Micaela Greg. Made of super-soft Italian Merino wool, the sheer black leggings featured an artful starburst pattern that brings visual interest to covered gams.
Oakland furniture designer Jason Lees has launched his first jewelry collection made using the same materials and aesthetic present in his handcrafted pieces for the home and inspired by minimalist sculpture, Japanese design, African tribal art and California mid-century modern craft. With a long track record of producing high quality goods in the Bay Area, Lees has serious ties to the local maker scene: he’s married to SFMade champion Janet Lees.
Stylish ways to step into October: head to the Peninsula’s Crimson Mim for a Freda Salvador Trunk Show featuring the Bay Area label’s debut footwear line, venture north to Marin for the Zohba flagship store opening from the eponymous activewear label or save your energy for the weekend, when Secession Art + Design hosts an opening reception for its latest show and Beats for Boobs brings a fashion show with local designers to mezzanine in support of breast cancer non-profits.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the Midnight Rendezvous nightgown, $138, part of the new fall line-up from eco-minded San Francisco company Snoa Sleepwear. Made of super-soft modal fabric with fleece cuffs for warmth, the aim of this night creature is to stay toasty, but still attractive, thanks to a flattering shape, plunging back, side slit and flirtatious hemline.
San Francisco Fashion Week is here (yes, we have one. No, it is not like the one in New York). A hybrid business networking opp for locals in the industry and people-pleaser with fashion shows featuring Bay Area designers and labels, the week-long series of events includes panels, parties and runway shows, as well as an evening expo focused on fashion and technology. Fashion and tech is also the theme of this week’s Studio64 event at Temple, while Bay Area Fashion Week (yup, another, unrelated one) continues and a book signing featuring Michael Kors Creative Director Andrea Linett promises to draw local fashion fans out to Mission boutique Mira Mira.