Monthly Archives: August 2011
One of the things we love the most at PxP is when friends come by the studio to show us the way they are wearing their favorite PxP item(s). We have so much fun seeing the different ways they are styling their pieces, how the clothing fits them, and all the feedback that comes along with it. It always surprises us, in a good way! Well, instead of showing you the latest round of who’s come by the studio to show off their PxP goods we decided to do something different. Who would we love to see wearing Piece x Piece…if we could have our pick.
We LOVE Sofia Coppola! She is an amazingly talented writer, director and style icon. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, and Azzedine Alaïa have used Sofia as a muse because of her effortless and non-challant style. We think Sofia would look great in PxP because she exudes a modern/classic ease that is also synonymous with PxP. She looks great in a men’s style attire so instinctively we put her in the Civil Raven shorts. We see the connection…don’t you?
Charlotte Gainsbourg is a English-French actress and singer/songwriter. While you may not be familiar with her, she has appeared in many films including: My Wife is an Actress, 21 Grams and I’m Not There. She is the poster girl for aloof Parisian style often seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt and blazer, all the while looking completely pulled together. We adore her cool/confident attire and can easily see Charlotte roaming the streets of Paris wearing the Starline V-neck, obviously looking totally chic.
Blake Lively may play a “Gossip Girl” on TV but in real life she stays far away from drama. While we’re just speculating, we think she seems pretty down to earth for a young Hollywood “it” girl and she clearly has a great love for first-class fashion. Naturally, we think she’d look amazing in the PxP Bay Grid Vest, while meeting friends for lunch, walking her pooch, or maybe even dodging the paparazzi while hanging out with her (ahem) boyfriend Leo. Oh Blake, what a charmed life you have.
This of course is just a short list of many, many fabulous women we think would no doubt look incredible in PxP. Stay tuned for more.
We’re new to this whole blogging thing, so we often surf around to see how others do it. We dig around in blogs for inspiration, eye candy and also when we need a good laugh. Blogging is not as easy as it looks (trust us) but these bloggers make it seem as easy as pie and so we want to tip our hats to them and tell them to keep up the good work!
This is simply an incredibly beautiful blog. We were completely drawn in by the array of subjects, quality of photos and just sheer elegance of the images on Lost in Fiber. We don’t know much about the blogger, Abigail Doan, she’s as elusive and haunting as her photos. If you need a mental meditation during your 9 to 5 then take a look at Lost in Fiber. We predict you’ll get lost in this blog…and that’s a good thing. http://lostinfiber.tumblr.com/
Love good photos of candid street fashion? Well look no further than Jak & Jil Blog! This colorful and artfully simple blog will not leave you short of amazing street style inspiration. It will also make you wish you were worthy enough of being on it. We love that Jak & Jil blog doesn’t just focus on the ultra cool and ultra stylish peeps (although they’re on there) but they also feature mere mortals that just happen to look good walking down the street. Hey, maybe there is hope for us to get on the blog after all! http://jakandjil.com/blog/
Sure, we like to think we’re sophisticated and above juvenile humor but who are we kidding. Plus, this blog isn’t so much juvenile as it is just plain funny and addicting to look at. If you haven’t checked out Awkward Family Photo yet… what are you waiting for!!! It will provide you with hours and hours of entertainment laughing at the awkwardness and gawkiness of virtual strangers. Plus, we can confess, we probably have some family photos that would easily fit in on this site. If you’re having a bad day and need a good belly laugh then AFP is your best bet to turn your frown upside down. http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/
While we are so stoked for all layered up coats and booties for fall, we still just can’t wait for the city to get heated up with our much anticipated Indian summer. San Francisco locals know to stay bundled up through the summer with the exception of those few fluke days and we all wait with baited breath for the temperature (and our hemlines) to climb. So here at Piece x Piece we thought we’d compile a little list for you of a few things that are coming up in San Francisco to get excited about. And hopefully the sun will part from the clouds and allow us to rock that summer gear we so desperately want to bust out! Lets keep our fingers crossed…
Pizzeria Delfina, Blue Bottle Coffee, La Mar and Mission Pie are just a few of our favorites who will be dishing up the good eats at the San Francisco Street Food Festival this Saturday from 11am-7pm on Folsom street in the Mission. The event is hosted by La Cocina, a non-profit that provides affordable commercial kitchen space and assistance to low-income and immigrant entrepreneurs who are trying to launch businesses in the food industry. Fill your belly and give support to local businesses at the same time!
The Alamo Square Flea Market is also this Saturday from 8am-3pm. Be sure to head over and search for antiques and hidden gems. The flea market at Alamo Square has been going on the past 27 years and this year The Indie Mart has teamed up to provide us with even more vintage treasures and goodies. Workshop will also be there providing DIY stations for the whole family. This one is not to miss!
Our final days of Sunday Streets are a little ways off so there is still hope that the sun will shine by then. September 11th and October 23rd will be your final chances to show off your bike style. Will you dare to wear heels? I hope so! And keep in mind its not required to ride a bike so come for a stroll, bring your pooch and enjoy the day roaming the streets free from cars!
Grab a blanket and popcorn and get cozy with your sweetie as you blast off with Top Gun! The last SF movie night in Dolores park will be at 8pm, on Saturday September 24th. Don’t miss out!
Whether you get to the beach, the park, the flea or the street food festival here’s to hoping there will be fun in the sun!
“The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”
- Mark Twain
In case you haven’t noticed lately their has been a lot of evidence that fashion and technology are merging and at a rate we haven’t see before. While it’s nothing new to have wearable technology on your body (cell phones, bluetooth, ipods) it is fairly new to see a garment produced specifically with technological advances in mind. We found a few interesting concepts out there with three designers who put an emphasis on the eco-minded wearer. We’re not going to lie, one design is pretty wacky but you can’t help but admire the ingenuity.
Yurika Nakazono and Marie Saeki founded the label Terra New York after a search for stylish, commuter-friendly rain gear seemed nearly impossible. The chic and sophisticated trenches, parkas and capes are not only going to keep you dry but they’ll most likely turn plenty of heads as you zip in and out of traffic. They’re made from solvent-free and biodegradable TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), which breaks down in a landfill after 15 years of non-use. What’s not to love about that!
We can’t help but share the wildly wacky air conditioned jacket from the Japanese label Kuchofuku. While there is no need for this kind of extreme body cooling in San Francisco, apparently it’s a necessity for the sweltering dog days of summer in Japan, amid power shortages and electricity restrictions. Think no one dare strut down the street wearing a puffed up jacket full of air…think again! The demand for these personal air conditioning garments has climbed alongside the rising temps. Kuchofuku, can barely keep up with orders for its puffed-air jacket, featuring two fans on its sides to cool down your broiling core.
Grow your own clothes? If you really love to garden, then maybe this is right up your alley. Using simple household ingredients like yeast, green tea and a bit of bacteria, Suzanne Lee has discovered a way to make clothing grow literally from nothing. This experiment, aptly named ‘bio couture’ is actually quite astounding. As bacteria grows, it forms into sheets, which is then join together to form items of clothing. Suzanne has grown several biofilm jackets that wouldn’t look out of place on the runways during fashion week. At least not San Francisco’s Fashion week!
There you have it! Imagination, determination, and a lot of hard work can yield some pretty amazing results that not only benefit (with the exception of the air-jacket) the planet but keep us wanting more.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. -Simone Weil