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Meet Steffy of Steffy’s Pros and Cons

Steffy’s blog, Steffy’s Pros and Cons, has been on our radar for a while, and we are so excited to share it with you today.

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Show & Tell: Benefit Cosmetics

In addition to partnering with us on our latest stylebook, Girl Meets Glam, the gals at Benefit Cosmetics were gracious enough to invite us to their downtown San Francisco office for a behind-the-scenes peek into all the wonderfulness that makes up this quirky and playful makeup brand.

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Meet Jess of Jess Loves Fred

Australia is blowing up with bloggers that showcase unique and inspiring style, and Jess of Jess Loves Fred is no exception. Her blog is chock full of edgy outfit photos that make you want to try something new. Jess is …

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A Street-Style-Inspired Wardrobe Resolution


Left image via Style/Clicker, right image via Trendycrew.

When it comes to grafting together garments for an outfit, I think I do a decent job of knocking some socks off. But when it comes to accessorizing, I’ve trouble …

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Temp Urgency: Wall Decals for Instant Room Transformations


Clockwise, from the top left: Mustache decal by Etsy seller Willow Creek Signs, octopus decal by Etsy seller Beepart,  excavator decal by Etsy seller Vinyl Wall Accents, and street lamp decal by Etsy seller Circlelinestudios.

Unable to take a nail …

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Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

When A&M Records released Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66, the jazzy samba sub-genre bossa nova flooded mainstream culture immediately, leaving dashes of its Rio-born flavor everywhere from the White House to the World Expo in Osaka, …

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Show and Tell: Lisa Congdon’s 365 Collections

You’ve heard of art collections, but what about collection art? For 365 days, San Francisco artist Lisa Congdon took on the gargantuan task of documenting her massive collection of everyday objects on her blog, A Collection a Day. We …

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3 Glam Retro Hairstyles to Try Right Now

Looking for a bit of hair inspiration this summer? We teamed up with the lovely staff at San Francisco salon Watermelon Sugar to showcase a three vintage-inspired updos that are certain to inspire. Whether you’ve got plans to attend a …

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Summer Reads for Creative Leads

If you’re looking to scratch an artistic itch, these image-rich reads are just what you need to kick off a summer rife with creativity. I’ve put together a miniature, profession-focused guide of page turners, so you can get to stimulating …

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Fashion in Film: Metropolis

Not every film is fashionable, but every now and then, I’ll see something so stylishly inspirational in those beams of light streaming onto my screen that I just have to share! Cue my latest fashion-in-film obsession, Metropolis, a 1927 German silent film about a futuristic urban dystopia.

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Page Turners: A Charming Summer Editorial

All images via Flickr user Millie Motts.

Ah, April — the month when the suns finally rolls out of bed, and one can practically taste the summer on their lips. Soon, we’ll all be gallivanting around in short sleeves …

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Best Job Ever: Aya Akazawa, Senior Designer at Chronicle Books

We recognize a fellow bibliophile when we see one, and Aya Akazawa’s adoration of books was apparent from the start. As a Senior Designer at Chronicle Books, Aya spends her days designing and art directing gorgeous titles such as …

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