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Truly Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Truly Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and while flowers are great, sometimes you need to show mom a little extra appreciation with a thoughtful gift. I've culled a few truly unique ideas from Bay Area businesses.

Original Art by Maureen Shields

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San Francisco artist Maureen Shields makes fabulous collages and paintings - (not all of them have cats - but I personally have at least 5 of her pieces and am obsessed). Not ready to commit to a piece, she also has greeting...


3 Must Have Accessories to Transform Any Outfit - VIDEO

3 Must Have Accessories to Transform Any Outfit - VIDEO

Sherry Koyama, designer of Harumi K womenswear, shows you how to put together a polished look for your less than polished days - these three accessories will take your schlumpy t-shirt and stretchy pants into a pulled together outfit in no time!


Essentials to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Essentials to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Spring is finally here, and who else is itching to get away for a few days? 

The least fun part of a trip is the packing - so here are our favorite easy pieces to pack for a long, balmy weekend with no stress.

1) Big cozy scarf - Most days, I feel naked without a scarf - there's just something about throwing one on that instantly pulls your look together. I pack at least one scarf for shorter trips, and two in varying weights for longer ones. They can double as a blanket on your flight, turned into a...


Day in the Life of a Fashion Designer

So what’s a typical day like for an independent fashion designer?A typical day for me varies widely depending on the season – if I’m in the middle of production, I’m running back and forth dropping and picking things up from my grader, cutter, and factory. Since I am currently in the throes of developing my fall collection, a lot of my work has revolved around that. In a few weeks, I will be heading to pre-production for fall…which seems crazy, since summer has just started. The traditional, fast moving fashion seasons make...


Go From Work to Party in 60 Seconds

Go From Work to Party in 60 Seconds

It’s that time of year – lots of parties and opportunities to get dressed up. You want to look cute at your holiday work party, but you don’t want to drag an outfit with you on the subway, and changing at the office bathroom isn’t ideal. Here are a few ideas to take a work appropriate dress, swap out accessories and you’ve got a (almost) whole new look for cocktails! Here, we have the Daisy dress from the Harumi K holiday collection. It’s made from a stretch ponte rayon with a quilted skirt  – it’s...