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The highlight of a rainy filled week was my venture across the Bay to meet For Show fashion blogger, Christina Martinez. An L.A. transplant, Christina filled me in on the Oakland style perspective. Read on find out Christina’s favorite haunts to grab drinks and unique vintage finds in her up and coming neighborhood.

Fortunately for us, winter has been slow to show its full potential this year. But we’ve still had a taste of creeping fog and blustery evening winds this month. So what’s a girl to carry to face the elements? On a recent day during the 5 o’clock downtown frenzy, with people bolting underground or huddling in doorways to escape the chill, I snagged Alicea Osborne, a Fashion Merchandising student at the Academy of Art, from the pack as she dashed into Coffee Bean on Market St.