July 28, 2014

Party Seen: Mira Mira DIY Nail Night

Nails were the name of the game at Mira Mira’s recent D.I.Y. Nail Ladies Night, hosted by fashion blogger Santina of StylebySantina and Parris and Kiri of local nail line Pams and Kim. Check out the all the fun that went down at Mira Mira.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

More San Francisco fashion….

CrochetBlogger’s Tips for Wearing Crochet

As mentioned at the beginning of January, crochet-happy San Francisco blogger Kathryn Vercillo (a.k.a. @CrochetBlogger) has launched a 365 fashion project for 2012. It’s called 365 Ways to Wear Crochet. Crochet is trendy right now but it’s not always easy to make stylish. By wearing and photographing crochet every day, Kathryn has learned some tricks for making crochet work with a San Francisco wardrobe. Here, she shares five of her tips while goofing around in front of the cam:

1. Crochet cowls work in all types of San Francisco weather.

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Snap Judgment: Sew Up Your Own Piece X Piece

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: make your own recycled fashion statement for a song with the new Piece X Piece and McCall’s Tunic pattern, $9.66, which will land those with sewing chops a versatile tank based on the San Francisco label’s eco-friendly designs.

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Blogger Fashion Project: 365 Ways to Wear Crochet

San Francisco blogger Kathryn Vercillo (a.k.a. @CrochetBlogger) has just launched a 365 project for 2012. In 365 Ways to Wear Crochet, she’ll be showing off different ways to wear crochet and pairing it with both casual and dressy outfits that she really wears each day. Below, her first outfit – which features the first shrug she ever crocheted.

Learn more about this 365 fashion project here.

The Outfit: Blue crochet shrug, black turtleneck sweater, fringed denim skirt, black patterned fishnet-style tights

Crochet Detail: Blue acrylic crochet shrug (the first shrug she ever made)

The shoes: black flats

This post originally appeared on Crochet Concupiscence.

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Holiday Indie Mart

Kelly Malone of Indie Mart and The Bold Italic combined powers just before the holidays for a special edition of Indie Mart that, not surprisingly, turned out to be a festive shopping occasion packed with Bay Area-produced clothing, yummy holiday treats, a crop of recycled cardboard trees to take home and decorate and a “Dirty Santa” for photo opps.

On the scene were merry shoppers and party-goers packed into the brand new Bold Italic office space on 34 Page Street to celebrate the fresh digs and pick up last-minute gifts. As often happens at Indie Mart events, a fun time was had by all.

Here are some of our favorite locally-made products from the evening:

Handmade leather bags by Hawke + Carry, handpainted by calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi

The hip, 2011 version of Lisa Frank: cute little notebooks from Studio Nico.

Casa Murriguez's top seller of the night: Deliciously scented 100 percent lavander sachets.

Delectable treats from Black Jet Baking Co.

Dostoevsky Wooden Stencil by The Lamplighters. Use as a stencil or hang on the wall as art.

Locally made from organic ingredients, soap and soy candles (the wax becomes massage oil) by Heliotrope.

Recyclable and reusable cardboard Christmas trees that you decorate yourself from The Arbory.

More San Francisco local designers

Photography courtesy of SF Indie Fashion

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Alexandra is a San Francisco writer with a passion for style and creativity. You can find her on Twitter @theTsaritsa