This week’s on-the-ground local boutique intel from ShopNear.me‘s San Francisco editor, Ashley Laurel: I’ve been in an artistic mood lately, so when I was out and about the other day, I was excited to see some very creative pieces that were made by designers who clearly have a love for the art world beyond fashion design.
San Francisco Bay Area shoe designer Anyi Lu is debuting a bridal collection for Spring 2012 and it features two things that are popular with brides right now: comfort and crochet! Comfort is Key Anyi Lu has designed her footwear with the word “comfort” in mind. Her company has a patent-pending technology designed to provide shoes with a perfect fit with flexibility as well as support. In other words, these shoes are made for the modern woman who is running around the city on her heels. Sure, some women still do the 1980’s thing and wear running shoes with their business wear except in theRead More →
When it comes to picking out presents for yourself it’s always a bit more enticing if said present happens to be under $50. It’s like in Breakfast at Tiffany’s when Holy Golightly politely inquires about a shiny object for just $10 at Tiffany & CO. It’s not 1961 and Tiffany is the very last thing on my mind these days. In fact I am more enamored with these sweet little oxidized sterling silver earrings by local jewelry artist, Susan Furstman. She has a knack for picking up on simple elegance and channeling it into her pieces. A little bit of charm from Furstman Designs may be that shiny little somethingRead More →
The best part of Charity Fashion Show 2011 was watching New York label, Lenny swimwear march down the “runway.” It was a highlight with sophisticated patterns complimented with beige and black hats a la Audrey Hepburn.
Today’s post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with crocheters who sell their patterns or products on Etsy. I’ve been focusing mostly on people from the San Francisco Bay Area and today is no exception.