May 28, 2015

Snap Judgment: Rayo del Sol Coral Spike Earrings

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: A polished twist on hard core style, these golden hoops with coral spikes, $45, by Goldielockes Design are crowned with a vintage African brass bead and inspire us to kick off our shoes and dig our feet into the sand. We think they’d make the perfect finishing touch to a favorite beachcomber look.

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Sneak Peek: Vanessa Gade’s New Forme Collection

San Francisco jewelry designer Vanessa Gade‘s new Forme Collection launched over the weekend at L.A.’s Dwell on Design exhibition. Ushering in more of Gade’s streamlined, architectural approach to jewelry, the new pieces diverge from her past work with perfect circles and rectangles to focus on irregular geometric shapes in sterling silver, oxidized silver and 14K gold.

The collection ($75-$350) won’t be available for purchase until July, but Gade is offering a sneak peek of her latest necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings on her web site. Like her previous collections, her current pieces channel undercurrents of Japanese and Scandinavian design. The presence of delicate chains in many pieces adds complexity to the spare shapes. With their clean lines and modern aesthetic, Gade’s jewelry is understated in a way that makes it easy to where everyday, but is, upon closer inspection, a wearable work of art.

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Snap Judgment: Alice Roche Jewelry Inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: When the glorious Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th this Sunday, pay tribute with one of two locally-designed Golden Gate Bridge necklaces, $124, by architecture buff and jewelry maker Alice Roche.

One features rivets inspired by the iconic span, while the second stands out with a Chevron pattern reminiscent of the structure. Both are made of sterling silver and available exclusively at the new Golden Gate Bridge shop.

Photography courtesy of Alice Roche

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Spotted (SF Street Style): Eclectic Blue

Spotted: San Francisco blogger Punam, at the Space Gallery’s City Dolls trunk show, scoring some sweet jewelry at the Polk Street sale while donning a cream turtleneck, blue vintage sweater with cutouts and sequin detailing, black motorcycle inspired lace-front boots and chunky statement bracelets for the finishing touch.

How does this local style blogger (who writes at Nothing Broken) describe her personal style?

“Lots of vintage. Sometimes I’m dressed like a drag queen, sometimes I’m dressed like a prep, and other times I’m dressed like MC Hammer,” she tells us.

Her favorite places to shop in the city? A girl after our own hearts, she loves to peruse a combo of Goodwill, trade shows, pop-up shops, clothing-by-the-pound and anywhere that doesn’t have an official cash register.

Photography courtesy of Alexandra Naughton with editing fun by 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

Snap Judgment: Friedasophie’s Delicate Double Finger Ring

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: an alternative to the usually-bulky look of two-finger rings awaits in the Delicate Silver Double Finger Ring, $45, made of two one-millimeter silver bands soldered together and hand-hammered by San Francisco jewelry label Friedasophie.

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