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Piece x Piece and Mc Calls patterns have recently collaborated for their new Generation Next campaign featuring up and coming designers. You can now make your very own Division Tunic at home with all your leftover bits and pieces! We would love to see what you all come up with, so please post your own pics of your Division Tunic on our Facebook page. And be sure to check out the article written by Eco Salon.
While we have yet to see true signs of Winter (ie. rain), we are all ready to fast-forward to Spring. Not only do we get to forget our mittens in the morning, but we also get to hike up our hemlines and show off in all the new hues for the season.
Pretty in pales and pastels.
from left: DVF, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari
We are stoked for the pallet change and the introduction of sherbets and sorbets into our wardrobes. If you can’t handle the pale pinks and yellows for fear of turning your look into your Easter Sunday best, go for neutral shades like light gray and nude that compliment your skin tone. By adding just a pop of pastels to an overall monotone outfit you can still achieve this Springtime look.
A Shorts Story
from left: Doo.ri, Proenza Schouler, Carven
Dresses and skirts aren’t the only ways to show off your great gams! Spring is full of fresh ideas for the traditional suit. Our favorite may be the middle look by Proenza Schouler, from Resort 2012. Not only do we love a great ombre effect, but it seems that those boys have gotten inspired to get “piecing.” If you do chose to invest in a 2-piece look, don’t forget all your options with wearing your items as separates.
far left: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Dsquared
far left: Carven, Isabel Marant, 3.1 Phillip Lim
A great jacket or trench isn’t so much a trend but a no-brainer. With all the ups and downs of the thermometer, it can get kind of confusing what season it really is. That’s why it is so important to own a multitude of different jackets. From trench coats, to cropped jackets and everything in between. Anyone from SF knows the importance of layers and options.
With much needed rainy weather finally in the forecast for next week, it would be smart to have your umbrellas handy for the occasional cloud burst. Before you know it Spring be here!
Besides the end of the Mayan calender and the potential end of the world predictions, what else is happening in 2012? The new year will not only bring us a new President, but New Years resolutions and the price of gold is said to reach $2000 per ounce. Oh and lets not forget The Giants will have another chance to win the World Series.
2012 is the Year of the Dragon, a symbol of power, superiority and rule. In Chinese astrology the dragon is the only animal of the zodiac year that is not real. A myth and legend to the Chinese, a person born in the year of the dragon is said to not be shy, but to demand respect and to be a worthwhile ally. Cheers to all the dragons out there and to those born in the new year as well!
The 2012 Summer Olympics will be hosted in London. With 35 total sports and over 300 competitions, we will all be tuned in to see the world’s top athletes compete to win GOLD! With diving and gymnastics at the top of our list of must-sees, a trip to the Olympics would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But hey, for most us it may be a trip in front of our Tivo’s, at least we won’t be too jet-lagged to catch the action!
2012 will be a great year in fashion and fashion exhibits. The De Young Museum will host a new exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, from March 24-August 19. So you have plenty of time to delve into the provocative works of Mr. Gaultier. And here’s to hoping that the Alexander McQueen collection curated at the NYC Met goes on tour and visits us here in SF.
Fashion trends are already set for Spring and mint will be “THE” color of 2012, along with an array of beautiful new shades from Pantone. Runways have been busy with models and new looks, be it color blocking with Marc by Marc, bold prints by Derek Lam or the pale pastels of Carolina Herrera, what will you be wearing in 2012???
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce
The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, the days are shorter and the holidays are looming. Maybe you have family and friends coming to town or maybe you’re hanging out in the city with your usual peeps. Either way we found some fun things in SF and around the Bay Area that will keep your relatives amused and you all happy. Time to grab a jacket, scarf and boots and hit the streets of SF!
Visit a museum and get inspired! There is no shortage of museums here in SF so your biggest problem will choosing which one you want to go to. We’d love to go check out the Houdini: Art and Magic exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Houdini is a classic and we heard they have replicated his famous Water Torture Cell. Spooky. We’d also love to explore The American Sculpture and & Decorative Art Exhibit from the permanent collection at the De Young museum in Golden Gate Park. With over 800 sculptures and literally thousands of decorative arts you’ll have an eye full of inspiration to last you the rest of winter! Lastly, at MOMA until January is the Richard Serra Drawings Retrospective, complete with many of the artists sculptures. You will see the evolution of an artist and experience the wall-sized abstractions he created. Enjoy!
Looking for someplace to take the kids this weekend? Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz is only a short drive away, and this time of year is perfect to go visit the population of Monarch Butterflies that flock in masses to the low hung eucalyptus trees. Gathered together for warmth you’ll see giant clusters of butterflies guaranteed to be memorable. Take a guided tour or just search around yourself, you will not be disappointed. Also, apple season is almost over but there are still many orchards around the Bay Area, like Gabriel Farms in Sebastopol, where you and your brood can spend the afternoon picking apples to your delight! Perfect for all your impending Holiday baking. And finally, if heading over the bridge or down the peninsula isn’t to your liking SF will soon be primed with 2 new outdoor ice skating rinks for you to enjoy this winter. You’ll find them at Embarcadero Plaza and in downtown at Union Square.
And now on a note about what not to do with your kids, here are a few high end booze runs you can make before the holidays hit. Hangar One vodka distillery in Alameda is open to the public and provides an amazing vodka tasting for you and your friends. With offerings like Buddhas Hand Citron, Spiced Pear and Mandarin Blossom we never thought vodka could taste so good. And who knew you could go wine tasting on Treasure Island? Yup, you sure can Treasure Islands Wines offers us over 20 varieties of wines from 5 notable artisan wineries located right on Treasure Island. So we say who needs Napa when you’ve got Treasure Island! And finally for the brew lover, SF is booming with locally made beers. Be it 21st Amendment in South Beach, or Magnolia in the Haight search no further for the cold fizzy stuff. And if you need an even more diverse selection City Beer Store in SOMA is stocked!
So whatever it is you decide to spend your free weekends doing this November, here’s to staying warm and enjoying all the friends and family around us!
Welcome to the other side of DogPatch. We’ve shown you many popular hot spots to shop and eat here in the hood of Piece x Piece, but we have been dying to share with you the spookier side of our otherwise quaint little neighborhood. Our block has come a long way in the past couple of years, thanks to the T-line, the development of UCSF Research Centers, the renovation of the Carriage House, the opening of Serpentine and so many others. And while all the construction has brought new life into the neighborhood it’s also begun a crack down on what we like to call Shantytown.
Ever since PxP has resided in DogPatch we have noticed a number of RVs, vans, trucks and just plain camping out in general. We all know San Francisco has always had more than its fair share of homeless inhabitants but here in DogPatch it’s more about shanty encampments.
Need a kitty? DogPatch is home to many. Need a shopping cart? Come on down! Feel the urge to pick up some trash? We have just the place for you. You never really know what or who you’ll find living down that dark alley surrounded by all the abandoned warehouses with broken windows and barbed wire entrances. It’s sensory overload!
So next time you come down to DogPatch for some fabulous wine at Yield Winebar, or some yummy New Orleans style sweet fixings from Just for You Cafe take a closer look and see for yourself the colorful somewhat unsavory surroundings. You may just get a first hand peek at the elusive town in the neighborhood. It’s a shantytown people, and it may not be around for much longer…