go/see/buy: high society at the legion of honor.

madeleine vionnet, silk crepe dress, 1935 elsa schiaparelli, rhodoid necklace with metallic painted pressed metal ornaments, 1938 from left: yves saint laurent for the house of dior printed silk dress, 1958; cristobal balenciaga silk crepe dress, 1957; gabrielle chanel silk chiffon and silk crepe dress, 1965 from left: norman norell organdy top and beaded silk jersey pant, 1970; mainbocher sari…
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go/see/buy: tabitha simmons.

as a lover of magazines, tabitha simmons was someone that i long admired. a former model turned stylist, she has worked for some of the top names in fashion—dolce & gabbana, carolina herrera, chloe, estee lauder, marchesa—plus a host of photographers (including her husband, craig mcdean) and magazines (think vogue, vogue italia, love, interview). you get the point. check out…
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go/see/buy: AYR.

back in april, menswear brand bonobos introduced their women’s label called AYR (for all year round), and the concept had me intrigued. a selection of clothing for women that works, you guessed it, all year round. headed up by brand director maggie winter (formerly of j.crew and madewell) and design director jacqueline cameron (formerly senior denim designer at madewell) the…
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go/see/buy: coach fall 2014.

last thursday, i was invited by coach to a private preview event for the fall 2014 collection, the first designed by new creative director stuart vevers. vevers, formerly of mulberry, has been tasked with reinvigorating coach, and after seeing the clothing, bags, and shoes in person, i can say this isn’t the coach you’re used to. the collection is an…
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go/see/buy: fashion on the square.

san francisco has tried to do fashion weeks many times over the years, and none have succeeded as well as fashion on the square. started ten years ago as a one day event in union square, it’s now expanded to a week-long affair and one of the largest charity fashion event in the state. in addition to workshops, speaker events,…
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