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.
San Francisco’s Betabrand, maker of such quirkily appealing apparel for men as the Sweatpant Dresspant, is making a play for the ladies. Debuting this week, the first item in its burgeoning women’s collection continues the label’s because-we-can approach to fashion with the Elope Dress, a little lace number just as ready for quick and easy matrimony as it is beat up boots and a denim jacket.
Bay Area-based Polyvore, home of thousands upon thousands of visually delectable fashion collages, is pushing at traditional fashion industry boundaries in more ways than one. Not only will the company become the first online community to hold a fashion show during New York Fashion Week, but it’s also skirting norms by choosing prominent fashion bloggers – and not models – for its runway show. Read on for the Polyvore Live lineup. Bet you’ll recognize a few of the faces.
Once again Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is fast approaching and come February 9, the usual slew of designers will showcase their fall collections in New York at the Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. Even if you’re not one of the many Bay Area-ites jet-setting over to New York, keep some champagne on hand, as several local companies are live-streaming fashion week events. Here are 4 reasons San Franciscans can start getting excited for the fury that is NYFW:
A sneak peek at Shopilly, a promising new shopping tool from former eBay execs, left me doing what the welcome screen suggests: reserving my Shopilly ID…before it’s taken. While the allure of being the only “Lorraine” ID (no random numbers at the end! no weird underscores!) was, in and of itself, too good to pass up, I am looking forward to using soon-to-launch tool for other reasons. At the top of the list: if Shopilly works like it’s supposed to, it could mean I never have to look at another deal-related email again.