851 is a monthly reading series (dubbed by City Lights Bookstore as “by far, one of the most exciting reading series in San Francisco”) hosted by Janey Smith, located in a derelict apartment in Lower Haight lit entirely by tea lights, votives, and those Saint candles you can get at the grocery store.
Exploratorium is closing its doors at the Palace of Fine Arts on January 2, 2013 (but will be open to the public, for free, all that day) in order to gear up for a big move to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero.
Austin, sitting and chatting with a friend in Union Square, caught our eye with his wondrous locks and colorful outfit composed of an orange sweater, floral print Oxford, white jacket and shiny metallic Doc Martens.
“It’s just something I threw on,” he explained to us, “It was muggy this morning, and I wanted to wear something bright.”
Asked to described his style, Austin says “I’m a butch queen kind of femme. I like close fitting things, but I keep a masculine swag.” His favorite stores include Dr. Marten, Wasteland, American Apparel, Marc Jacobs, but he also enjoys creating his own clothes from purchased fabrics of heavy jersey and brocade. He mentions he was wearing Mickey Mouse ears the other day, just for fun.
Commenting on the San Francisco style scene, Austin says “It’s emerging. I see a lot of new things here. I hang out in the Haight a lot, where I see a lot of grunge hipsters.”
Hurricane Sandy blew into the Eastern side of our continent and left many devastated. The internet took notice, and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram became sources to share information and images, real and doctored, of the so-called “Frankenstorm.”
A media firestorm is brewing around ladies’ wear company, Victoria’s Secret, for its debut and subsequent pulling of this “Geisha” inspired one-piece on the company’s online store.