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Daytime Outerwear: A by Anubha

As I’m sure you’ve picked up, I’m a big fan of great outwear {Statement Coats}. I love that even without taking into account what you’re wearing underneath, your daytime outerwear can make a big impact. Bold colors, unique prints, retro inspired silhouettes, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, fun geometric designs – They’re all eye-catching and dramatic in a way that’s different from separates or accessories.

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{Shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Tuxedo Pants – Vince Camuto, Clutch – MICHAEL Michael Kors & Velvet Ballet Flats – Nine West}

The new line A by Anubha recently caught my attention at San Francisco Fashion Week’s Emerging Designers Runway Show. The line is Khadi oriented – Khadi being an organic hand-spun, hand-woven fabric and while it originated in New Delhi, the designer is now a San Francisco local. What struck me most about these pieces was the combination of classic, clean silhouettes and striking, bold colors. The end result are some of the most wearable jackets and coats I’ve seen in some time.

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I had the good fortune to meet designer Anubha Srivastava and after the show we decided to play dress up in front of a camera so that I could try out some of her fabulous outerwear. As you can see from the pictures below, not only are these pieces beautifully made, they’re also very wearable. Often times you’ll see something on the runway or in a store window only to realize it wasn’t created with the real female figure in mind. These pieces, however, were.

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{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

What’s YOUR favorite style of daytime outerwear?

Did you love this piece as much as I did? You can find out more about the line and contact the designer here. And be sure to stay tuned for the nighttime looks from A by Anubha!

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San Francisco Jewelry: Camille K Atelier

I recently made the trek from San Francisco to Mountain View to visit the Camille K Atelier. And believe me when I say that this trip was absolutely worth the madness of holiday traffic and schizophrenic Winter weather.

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{San Francisco Jewelry at the Camille K Couture Atelier}

The cavernous showroom had a distinctly Parisian feel with fabulous wall art, round glass display cases, and black velvet jewelry busts to show off their one-of-a-kind jewelry works of art.

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Aside from the phenomenal jewelry – I’ll get to that in just one moment – My favorite part of their studio were the three giant floor-to-ceiling mood boards. Swoon. I immediately started brainstorming ways to make this kind of larger-than-life DIY art project a feasible option for my apartment.

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The decorating style of the shop combined with the beautiful vintage & vintage-inspired pieces themselves created an amazing experience – You were transported to a chic little French atelier in the 30’s or 40’s.

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Pins, collars, and jewels – Oh MY!

Of course I couldn’t help but try on a few pieces and I finished up the trip by buying myself a little treat – This Cheri Bracelet with a starburst charm hanging from the clasp. It’s classic but eye-catching and unique – All of the reasons that I worship vintage jewelry.

I highly recommend making a trip to Camille K and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching you’d be wise to take a look at their website and drop some hints to your beau!

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Voyage To Marrakech

A big Thank You to The Factory and The Evans Group for the unbelievable trip to Marrakech last week – Who knew that in the streets of SOMA you could escape to the market stalls of exotic Morocco?

Voyage To Marrakech is an evening inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s glamorous 1970’s lifestyle in Moroco to showcase their Spring 2013 Collection. An illuminated nighttime Marrakech marketplace, with cocktails, food, and music, and live photoshoot presentation, featuring live vignettes inspired by iconic YSL iconic photographs.

Stylish San Franciscans flocked to our own personal Marrakech last week to celebrate The Factory’s new collection inspired by the love affaire that YSL had with Marrakech.

{The looks that evening ran the gamut from ultra modern to vintage inspired to came-straight-from-the-office}

{Cocktails, mannequins sporting Yves Saint Laurent-inspired frocks, friends reuniting, fortune tellers…}

{And the models showed off a phenomenal Spring 2013 collection filled with sleek, shimmering fabrics, vintage patterns & prints, luxurious metallics, faux fur, relaxed silhouettes, and fun accessories}

{I wore a long-sleeved, high-neck vintage shift dress, Zara ankle strap heels, and a fabulous gold necklace from Sasha Maks Vintage}

{Check out more photographs from this event here – Just log into Facebook to view}

This was the fifth event that I’ve had the honor of attending at The Factory, check out my posts on the previous events below:

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