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Sure, the naysayers can groan all they want about the fashion in our fair city. But they’ve obviously never scoped out the bevy of guys and gals putting S.F.’s style scene on the map. While we might lack the quantity of talented designers that, say, NYC boasts, we think the local creatives we do have challenge the best of 'em when it comes to runway-worthy quality goods.
This rings especially true for bauble makers residing in the Bay. To prove it, we're introducing you to 10 of the brightest local rock stars, right here! Whether dainty trinkets are your thing or you prefer statement-making adornments, we promise these local innovators have something for all tastes (and bank accounts). And by the end of this slideshow you’ll have a face to match with every must-know name in the S.F. jewelry-design game. Ready to bone up? Your cheat sheet awaits...
While definitely mild compared to the East Coast chill, L.A.'s winters are super fickle. Temps drop dramatically at night, forecasts are way off, and you can pretty much always count on an unexpected rainstorm. All of this to say that, no, indulging in winter fashions when you live in L.A. isn't totally ridiculous. As a read
Pop quiz: How do you get away with wearing jeans (boyfriend-style, no less), a heather gray T-shirt, and classic Timbs when you're hitting the town — or anywhere, really? Like most of life's most pressing questions, Rihanna has the answer: You toss on a really show-stopping coat before you step outside, and you never read