Burners, this one’s for you. Last weekend’s Prepare for the Playa event featured a far-out fashion show packed with apparel and accessories designed especially with Burning Man in mind. Missed it? Don’t fret. You’ll get another chance to scoop up Playa-friendly fashions when the event returns to Cafe Cocomo on Aug. 15.
We’ve been known to let things go to our heads, so you can see why we’d be interested in local designer Natalie Wohlstadter’s new line of headbands and hair pieces. Made with mixed materials from feathers to buttons and floral embellishments, each one-of-a-kind creation has a character all its own. We ran into Wohlstadter earlier this month as she was pounding the pavement and showing her wares to local stores and had to know more.
It might surprise you to learn that Bay Area jewelry designer Kate Ellen was never a girlie girl, which might seem like a prerequisite for success as a maker of pretty things women wear on their wrists, necks and lobes.
Walk into into Eel and Ermine in Presidio Heights, and, unlike most boutiques, you’ll see the owners in action designing their own pieces from streamlined dresses with vintage fabric to boyfriend shirts with feminine touches amid earth-toned decor and furnishings and accessories they, for the most part, handcrafted themselves.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the Sabine hand-knit felted orange wool purse with antique brass chain, $64, by KarinSF, an etsy retailer Lorraine spotted recently.