Archive for April, 2006

Trendscape: Walking High with Wedge Sandals

Spring is here, and pedicured toes will soon be popping out everywhere. But using a drab flat flip-flop to debut your Spring pedicure is not going to cut it anymore. Instead, put your feet on a pedestal – both literally and figuratively – and let your little toes breathe high and mighty.

DKNY Caterina Wedge Espadrille

DKNY Caterina Wedge Espadrille | $195 at eLuxury

Imagine by Vince Camuto �Urali� Sandal

Imagine by Vince Camuto “Urali” Sandal | $175 at Nordstrom

Juicy Sandals

Juicy Couture Seaside Wedge | $235 at eLuxury


Michael Kors Sandal

Michael Kors “Carly” Toe-Ring Wedge Sandal | $119 at Macy’s

Dolce Vita Knot Peep Toe Wedge

Dolce Vita Knot Peep Toe Wedge | $98 at Urban Outfitters

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Diane von Furstenberg Remo Jacket

Diane von Furstenberg Remo Jacket
We just can’t get enough of DVF.  That, and the cropped sleeve is back in…just in time for Spring.

$298 at Shopbop.

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Trendscape: Jacket over Jacket Layering

Whether or not it’s freezing outside, a new layering trend has been spotted on the runways and models. Unlike the Marc Jacobs throw-on-everything-you-have-in-your-closet version seen at New York Fashion Week, this new type of clothing on clothing is strictly for jackets. Model Gemma Ward was seen sporting the look on the streets, while Sasha Pivovarova wore it on the runway (as seen at Style Tribe). Here are a few coats that will layer nicely (u
nless you live in a desert).

Pair #1: You can wear the floral print style under or over the khaki coat, but I would recommend the latter so that the beautiful details of the floral coat stand out.

Gold Brocade Blazer

Gold Brocade Blazer | $99.99 (sale) at Banana Republic


khaki coat

Washed Cotton Blazer |  $99.99 (sale) at Banana Republic

Pair #2: For a sportier look, the hoodie goes underneath the jean jacket.

Gap hoodie

Authentic Hoodie | $19.99 (sale) at Gap

Gap leather jacket

Leather Jean Jacket | $198 at Gap 

Pair #3:
The bright hue peeking out from the herringbone short-sleeve jacket will be adorable.  

half sleeve jacket

Rubbish Half Sleeve Jacket | $48 at Nordstrom 


short sleeve jacket

Nick & Mo Short Sleeve Jacket | $54 at Nordstrom

1 comment April 12th, 2006

J Brand 912 Super Skinny Jeans

J Brand 912 Super Skinny JeansWe’re big on grey jeans, and these skinny jeans are the perfect shade in a current silhouette.

FYI: J Brand is a favorite of Angelina Jolie.

$175 at Intermix.

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Ready Made Outfit | The Trendy T.A.

Spotted by Omiru at San Jose State University.

Now that spring has finally arrived, the laws of fashion instruct us to move all of our fall-friendly apparel to the back of the closet – but laws are always meant to be broken.  That said, it is ultimately reasonable to keep those blazers and scarves out for at least one more month to remain academically hip. 

To achieve this look of collegiate panache, take the oh-so-popular professional blazer and jeans look and make it your own by adding your favorite scarf.  The result? – a stylish professor-like look that holds a good balance of geek chic and street savvy.  Students will be asking you for help on their mid-term papers in no time. 

Lord Henry Uncut Cord Suit Jacket | $184.99 at Penguin Clothing


Washed Irish Linen Ellis-Stripe Shirt

Washed Irish Linen Ellis-Stripe Shirt | $69.50 at J Crew


 Checkered Knit Scarf | $60 at Ben Sherman


D&G Medium Blue Straight Leg Jeans | $55.99 (sale) at Bluefly


1 comment April 11th, 2006

Ralph Lauren “Amanda” Knot Slides

Ralph Lauren Amanda Knot Slides We still love the Nautical look :)

$237 at Bluefly.

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Poll Results: Nautical Fashion

Omiru Poll Result: Nautical Fashion

We asked: Is Nautical Fashion In or Out?

You said: Looks like Nautical Fashion is still in.  Most (59%) see Nautical Fashion as a Classic, and another 23% believe that it’s a trend that’s still in style.  Only 13% think it’s Out of style, and another 5% consider it on the way out.

Omiru’s take: We’re fans of Nautical Fashion, and we definitely think it’s still in.  While we do see it as a classic (think: navy blue, crisp white, and Ralph Lauren advertisements), it’s definitely being hyped as a trend…as it has been for the last couple of seasons.  While we’re wearing the trend, we’re being mindful of going overboard.

Next Question: What do you think about Leggings?  Is it In, or is it Out?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

1 comment April 10th, 2006

Post-Event Recap: Discarded to Divine

Discarded to Divine Cape

The scene at the Discarded to Divine event put on by St.
Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco

was truly delightful. Hundreds of fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Gensler
building and
celebrated not only their love of fashion, but also their compassion for charity. It wasn’t your average fashion show with runways and bright lights, but it was
sophisticated, fun, and for a great cause!

The Crowd
: Men in suits, teenage girls with metallic belts
and purses, ladies in skirts and jeans.

The Food: Finger foods like shrimp, guacamole, carrots,
broccoli, celery, and crackers.

The Clothes: Different pieces were sewn together by SF State and FIDM students to make funky
outfits. We saw a wife-beater-turned-dress, a jacket with unique
patches sewn on the back, and a long dress with a head piece reminiscent of the dress of women from the Middle East.

The Models: Amateur models with heavy makeup and teased hair
strutted their stuff while guests nibbled away.

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Ella Moss Polka Dot Tee

Ella Moss Polka Dot Tee Polka dots are in, and they’re perfect for the beautiful spring days we’re anxiously awaiting!

$68 at Intermix.

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Friday Fashion Hotlist | 4.7.06

Issue XXXV of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

week, we’re all over the Spring Scarf!

For women:


Joshipura Tulle/Crochet Wrap Scarf at Intermix
Joshipura Tulle/Crochet Wrap Scarf | $125 at Intermix

And for men:

Etro \"Rigata\" Scarf at Scoop
Etro "Rigata" Scarf | $195 at Scoop

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