April 18, 2014

Snap Judgment: Turk + Taylor Little Bias Dress

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the sleekly simpleĀ  Little Bias Dress, $136, by eco-friendly San Francisco label Turk + Taylor. Available in black or grey organic cotton or black eco wool and jersey stripes, this basic-with-a-twist flatters with three-quarter sleeves and an asymmetrical v-neck draped panel.

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Sneak Peek: Inside the New Nooworks Store

After a year in its Western Addition space, local indie brand Nooworks is moving to the Mission. For a behind-the-scenes look at the new space, check out this collage of the interiors as they’ve transformed from construction zone to cute boutique.

Officially opening the new space with a party on Saturday, Nooworks is moving into new digs four times the size of its previous location. That means more room to show off the cheeky men’s and women’s apparel and housewares that the label is best known for and gallery space for local artists to display their work in ongoing group shows.

Along with the new shop, the label will debut its new Parisian-inspired women’s collection and new one-of-kind t-shirts during tomorrow’s opening.

What will it all look like on Saturday? We hear from designer Jennifer D’Angelo that they’re “still chugging away,” so you’ll have to stop by and see for yourself.

Nooworks Opening Party, Sat., July 17, 5-9 p.m. at 395 Valencia St., SF.

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Fall in Line with Coma and Cotton

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There are fine lines we can do without (like the ones on our foreheads, not to mention those between love and hate and just enough and a bit too much). But we’re more than happy to fall in line with the freehand drawings gracing shirts, leggings and hoodies from San Francisco label Coma and Cotton.

The apparel project from local artist Kevin Scott Hailey features wearables for men and women emblazoned with hand-drawn, abstract drawings inspired by a heady mixture of human experience, world travel, mandalas, psychedelia-tinged dreamscapes, mind-bending spiritual traditions, Native American iconography and, in essence, just about anything else that happens to pour forth from the artist’s subconscious.

Hailey transfers his drawings to silk screens and prints them on cotton basics, often from Alternative Apparel.

“I use all water-based inks and dyes and try to use organic cotton when I can,” says Hailey, a member of San Francisco’s Million Fishes arts collective.

Want to peruse Coma and Cotton in person? You’ll find the label’s work currently housed in independent fashion-friendly shops such as Gravel and Gold, Backspace, Arkay Workshop, Needles and Pens and Park Life. Or collide virtually with Hailey’s work by visiting the Coma and Cotton etsy shop, visiting his web site and perusing his paintings on Flickr.

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[Photography by Jennifer O'Keeffe and Allysun Dutra]

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Celebrate with These Hayes Valley Long-Haulers

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What you may not be able to ready in the small print is this invitational message from Hayes Valley independent fashion label and boutique Lemon Twist: “10 years locally owned and operated. 4 years at 537 Octavia Boulevard. Thank You! Please help us celebrate, Saturday September 19, 2009, 6-9 pm. See you there, over and out!”

Get it? 10-4? ‘Nuff said.

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