Fashion

Style Paige: Crushing on velvet

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At Otis Lounge on a Thursday night when the bar's eclectic crowd was enjoying the mellow party atmosphere, Kaz walked in with a quiet confidence. Dressed in a white button-up shirt, a cardigan sweater and a blazer, he said he was ready for a drink.

I complimented his outfit.

“Why thank you,” he said. Read more »

Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Beatriz, Hayes and Laguna

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Get used: Your retro fix is waiting at the Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

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That inevitable turn of the seasons is fast approaching. Perhaps you've already had one of those moments when, standing in front of your closet, you wonder where all your cable-knit cardigans and berets got too. But no worries – next weekend provides the best indoors opportunity to re-up on retro: the second Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire (Sat/22). Read more »

Style Paige: h.Naoto's Gothic glam (finally) makes it to the States

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For Nikki Azuma, Japanese fashion is a lifestyle. The 28-year-old  has been obsessing over Japanese fashion for years, admiring the clothing through fashion magazines and crafting outfits of her own. “It’s my identity,” Azuma said, dressed in a red and black striped tutu dress. 

It was Saturday and Azuma was attending the store opening of one of her favorite designer's first U.S. store, in Japantown's New People mall. Naoto Hirooka's avant garde line h.Naoto is the leading Gothic brand for men and women in Tokyo. It's worn by Japanese and American pop culture icons like X-Japan and Evanescence. The opening coincided with the brand's 10th anniversary. Read more »

Style Paige: Tie-dye your hair

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It’s temporary, it’s original, and it's a fly summer style that can transition into fall. Even better, you probably learned how to do it during summer camp: tie-dye your hair, why don't you? Read more »

Style Paige: Welcome Stranger rides the Hayes Valley range

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Follow Paige A. Ricks as she paws through local designers, boutiques, and street trends. Her first SFBG feature focuses on high end Western wear in a Hayes Valley boutique

Inimitably structured leather wallets by Maxx and Unicorn Co., paisley bow ties, old Americana: these are the style cues at Welcome Stranger.

Upon entering the store, you're greeted with a welcome mat, of course. Before even touching a wool-blend shirt or a pair of dark denim jeans, take in the vintage pieces that decorate the room: picture-less picture frames, rifles, a deer head hanging on the wall, large old trunks and fake novels with wallpaper covers. 

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Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Eleonore, Yse, and Phoebe, Octavia and Hayes

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Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Maki, Linden and Octavia

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Street Threads: Hayes Valley Edition

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Today's Look: Pedro and Natalia, Gough and Grove

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Going bare? Get your official Butt Guardian here!

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Whether you're a fulltime nudist or a mere Folsom Street Fair tourist who suddenly finds yourself bereft of tush-covering after a hot dom cat-whips the ass of your fancy jeans off ("insta-chaps") -- you'll want to print out one of our official SFBG Butt Guardians to comply with Supervisor Scott Weiner's proposal that bare butts be placed on some sort of suitable covering in order for public nudity to remain lawful in San Francisco.

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