Monday, June 30, 2008
(Vintage Collage by Made Maka.)
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thank you for supporting us and helping make us Best Local-Topic Blogger in the East Bay Express 2008 - Best of the East Bay Reader's choice poll. We really have enjoyed working on this, and we look forward to bringing you more great fashion news and finds. FF.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
And if you're looking for a two-piece with more coverage (and you didn't get enough ruffles with the one-piece) check out this adorable navy bikini.
A great store to find simple but sexy suits is American Apparel, the best place in the East Bay to find this season's metallic and cut-out styles. It's also a great store to find really simple, solid color one-pieces and basic bikinis. Our favorite looks from AA are:If you're feeling bold and sassy this summer, check out this awesome number reminiscent of 80's aerobics classes and combining two of this season's best looks - the bandeau bikini top and the deep-v one piece.
AA also has a great selection of cut-out suits. We especially liked the side cut-outs on this aqua swimsuit.
Monday, June 23, 2008
We need your help this week finding the best places to shop for swimsuits in the East Bay. As much as we love it here, we've noticed we're in a bit of a swimsuit drought. So, if you know of a great place to shop for suits this side of the bridge, send us an email and let us know!
The hottest trend this summer is the cut-out style swimsuit. A great way to transition from your typical one-piece to buying your first bikini, the cut-out brings you the best of both world. Pick one in a great summery pattern to really be on top of the trend.
FF's favorite beach look this summer, however, is the retro maillot that has appeared in various reincarnations.
Perfect to show off your curves, this style is super flattering and very retro chic.
Photo of retro swimsuit by Skinny Dip
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here are a few other blogs from parts of the world that are not generally known as style destinations.
Come Thrifting with Me, is a style blog from Singapore. Check out the outfits and handbags this blogger scores! And, check out some street scenes in Singapore.
Check out Fashion Fabi's blog from Honduras. Who knew you could find YSL pumps and thrifted designer sweaters there? http://fashionfabi.blogspot.com/
So' Fashon is Romanian designer/blogger Diana Bobar's blog space where she talks about her fave fashion finds and SATC - it is also where you can check out some of her newest designs.
Shopaholic.ro, is another Romanian fashion blog. This blogger is also a content manager at egirl.ro , a Romanian online fashion mag! Check out the daily outfit pick and then take a look at the egirl site.
From 8 to 11pm.
"MANIAC presents (EDIT) The Uncertain States of America, an exhibition of new work by six contemporary emerging West Coast artists working in social or political fashions from the metropolitan bases on the West Coast including San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. As an addendum to the 2006 internationally traveled exhibition The Uncertain States of America, EDIT presents new work from Chris Sollars, Mads Lynnerup, NDFTBK, Erin Allen and Taha Belal." Read more...
This is a chance to see some great art, support a local gallery, and to wear that great dress that has just been hanging in your closet!
MANIAC is located at:
387 17th Street No. 204
Oakland, CA 94612
Join Drift for a fabulous Mimosa and Denim Party. This Sunday June 22nd from 11am to 3pm.
Drift will have mimosas of course, and special guests Herringbone Apothecary, Oneculture Denim, and DJ enaturalselection! And, 15% to 60% off denim. Fantastic!
815 Washington Street
in Old Dowtown Oakland.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
FF's favorite part are the daily emails full of tips and techniques to look super fab. Once a week they also have awesome little videos to demonstrate how to wear the latest looks.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Here are some of FF's faves:
Hel-looks.com is a street style site from Helsinki, Finland. The people spotted all have a fun and fabulous sense of fashion. The site also lets you know where they found their articles of clothing. (Most are thrift-ed finds or handmade!) Check out how they fearlessly pair unlike colors and wear far-out designs without a care. Great ready to be inspired to experiment with what's in your closet!
Facehunter is another street style site that travels to various cities like London, Mexico City, Paris, etc., and presents a variety of style. Look to London for how to wear current trends. Check out Parisian street style for timeless fashion combinations. And look to cities like Stockholm and Mexico City for fun and off beat outfits.
Coolhunter.net is a more encompassing site - they scour the globe for the best in modern art and design. They also have a great fashion section! I mean really, where else can you get the scoop on Ukranian fashion week? They also have a Street Stalker section on their site. Check out a complete profile on people from London, Seattle, and Montreal!
There are many other sites out there with style from around the world- have fun and be inspired! Here at FF, we may just have to start posting some pics of our local fashionistas.
Monday, June 16, 2008
A few of my favorite features are the homepage - which has a handpicked selection of pieces with a unifying theme that changes a few times a day (great gift ideas!) - and the Shop Local option - which allows you to search for products by town (shop local, while online! Yeah!).
Etsy has saved my ass on numerous occasions, helping me to find gifts for impossible people - like my brother. Last Christmas he received a gift entirely found on Etsy, including soap made from beer and cuff links made from Star Wars action figure heads. Priceless. So, the next time you're looking for a gift, some local designers, or are just really bored and want to look at paper-mache deer heads, check out Etsy!