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Rest In Peace

Lewis Allen Reed. Born on March 2, 1942 & Died today, October 27th, 2013.

Lou will be missed- an incredibly poetic songwriter with a unique voice and an influential sound.

May his spirit continue to inspire others and may his soul rest in tranquility.

Blessings, Love & Light, SC

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Magical Island of Treasure & Music

This year I attended the Treasure Island Music Festival on Saturday October 19th. It was my very first time & it was *MAGICAL* 

Good friends, good music, good times!

As it was my first time at this music festival, I really liked and appreciated the chill atmosphere! With spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay & Skyline, there is arguably no better setting to watch live music! An intimate feeling, although among a substantial crowd, this setting may seem unattractive to some but the perks are in watching live acts without any overlap. Besides, the energy of the crowd is magnetic and adds to the overall live music experience! Additionally, Treasure Island Music Festival provides an array of joyous and creative activities for the festival goer. One can shake their groove thang at the Silent Disco, make daisy chain hairpieces, watch as artists work on mural sized displays, get their face painted and plenty more!!

A highly recommended Music Festival, peep the pictures below to get an idea… some shots are taken by yours truly, others by noted photographers… Enjoy!

XO, StonerChíc

 

 

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SUTRO

“Can We Give That ONE Statement?” …That’s the question SUTRO shoe designers Mehran & Nooshin Esmaili ask themselves daily.

Founders and owners of Shoe Biz SFthis husband & wife duo have spent 33 years cultivating a business model that works exquisitely; boasting beautiful shops wonderfully decorated, courteous and efficient staff, and most importantly: superior shoe styles!

Having experienced their own growth and learning in the years that came before such rampant success, Mehran & Nooshin have seen an outpouring of support from their local and trend savvy San Francisco community. When they began their efforts towards creating an in-house label for expertly crafted shoes, their only prerequisite was that each design evoke California heritage specific to the identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Drawing inspiration from their regional environment, as well as maintaining core SF values, Shoe Biz SUTRO shoes are made in Mexico, yet with an eco-conscious frame of mind while taking pride in treating their factory employees with dignity and respect. Providing quality of life work conditions makes for happy shoe construction! Each pair is lovingly made within 22 hours from beginning to end and by approximately 5 people sharing 1 sewing machine. Featuring a goodyear welt construction where each panel is hand-cut, formed to shape and then stitched to the sole of the shoe, thus creating a welt, or ribbon like seam, SUTRO shoes are a one-of-a-kind fashion statement while being extremely durable.

Nooshin oversees the operations from start to finish. Involved and very passionate about the design, creation and manifestation as each pair is brought to fruition, Nooshin is available for her workers to provide them with care and support during the laborious process. She has also created strong business bonds with those who are employed at the factory and her presence allows for the quality of each hand crafted SUTRO shoe to undergo optimal supervision during assembly. SUTRO shoes has made a commitment to being eco-conscious; therefore, they use recycled products with minimum filling, natural rubber, are lead and mercury free and use non-chemical dyes opting for vegetable treated tannins instead. In addition, each shoe is made using glove leather to which an assortment of processes allows for a variety of finishes, achieving a new look in texture: from smooth and sleek leather to grainy and rustic suede. Embellishments are added as a finishing touch; including zippers, eyelets, laces and stitches.

Fortunately, SUTRO has become an increasingly more desirable shoe for Bay Area folks since each pair has a unique SF charm coupled with versatility in the form of fashion expression. Meaning, these shoes are comfortable and easy to wear, while looking fantastic with a variety of different outfits! Additionally, as SUTRO shoes are influenced by the city of San Francisco, everything from the brand name, the seal & the shoe is bursting with that special SF poise, with each pair being dedicated to an SF landmark or street, such as: Golden Gate, Valencia, Market, Sutter, Dolores & Fell.

Take a look at the pictures below to see if you find some spectacular soles that speak to your specific style!!! With such thoughtful construction and attention to detail it is hard not to fall in LOVE with SUTRO. And if you happen to be from the SF Bay Area then you will appreciate the look of these shoe styles since they truly capture noteworthy, individual SF character… “that one statement.”

xxoo, StonerChíc

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Artistically Inclined

Walking home yesterday I stumbled across  a charming little art gallery on Valencia Street, SF: Incline Gallery.

A unique setting of ramps and volume with plenty of natural light, the space that encapsulates this contemporary art gallery works towards cultivating local, community growth among visual and performative  artists.

Lovingly and delicately curated, I highly suggest popping into Incline Gallery. You are sure to find tranquility amidst busy urban living…

 

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Fashion Myth Debunked

When it comes to fashion advice, there is plenty out there… From Marie Claire to Vogue to In Style– fashion magazines suggest what to wear and how to rock it!

Lately, however, it has become increasingly clear to me that style is a means of self expression where your personal creativity of spirit is meant to shine!

Although I still find some useful tidbits here & there, I prefer to dress for m y s e l f.

That is why this post is all about debunking fashion myths… Particularly, the most common of them all: that black & navy OR black & brown DON’T mix. Fashion Blasphemy! 

Now don’t get me wrong. Trend tracking by the experts is fabulous… It helps guide us through all the style choices to be made as seasons fly by and new looks emerge… Yet after all is said and done, no one but YOU can chose what to wear, how to wear it, why and when!

Tired of being confined by fashion experts, I’m choosing to expand the possibilities… StonerChíc Rebellion, Done Right!!!!

I’ve included a killer gallery of further proof that Navy & Black or Brown & Black actually do work well together by creating richness in color & texture, while adding an element of drama and sophistication. It doesn’t matter how you chose to rock this look!  A simple accessory such as a smashing belt, a luscious handbag or a stellar pair of shoes can add just the right amount of depth to an all black look; otherwise, color-blocking is a fantastic option, taking the style further by creating a dynamic look where various patterns and textures can be used to spruce up an everyday black ensemble…

Behold the possibilities to be worn! xoxo SC

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Honoring John

John Winston Lennon, born on October 9th, 1940 in Liverpool, England, UK.

An iconic, renowned & admired musician the world over!

Honoring John today, and everyday, because of his whimsical, yet pragmatic vision of peace, love & understanding. A true humanitarian, John revolutionized rock/pop music by creating a platform for open communication… His music, his artistry, his power all from deep within his heart.

It saddens me to think of John not being here with us today. I know he wouldn’t want us to lament his passing, but instead make joy of the life he so graciously led… Sometimes I imagine going to see Lennon play live… or picking up his latest cd… All a beautiful, twisted dream.

May John’s sweet, humble soul rest forever in peace among the angels!

Love, StonerChíc

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Gravel & Gold

This store is perfection! Located in the heart of the Mission, off of Valencia at 21st, this tiny little shop is charming and delicately curated.

You can find the most luscious thermals and cozy indoor comforts, as well as yummy winter sweaters, colorful jewels, playful accessories, leather goods & plenty of beautiful house ware trinkets and gifts!

Below a few pictures of this fabulous store… xox, SC

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NYFW Street Styles

New York Fashion Week, stylish from beginning to end…

Amazing looks found all over town as fashionistas make their way from runway to runway to view designer’s fabulous new works of art!

Below, a gallery of some of my favorite looks… from head to toe outfits, jewelry, shoes & handbags! All the goodies that make for an impeccable ensemble!

xxoo, StonerChíc

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Beautiful Prayer

Rumi

A magnificent quote from the distinguished Rumi. A beautifully descriptive image is left lingering in my mind’s eye… Envisioning lovers intertwined, connected, like wild birds freely mating as they float across the majestic crystal blue sky.

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Snap Shots

Instagram Whore: guilty as charged. I have taken over 1,000 pictures using my iPhone, many of which have been uploaded onto my Instagram account and I’d like to share them here, with you. Many of these pictures where taken in San Francisco or Marin County, with a few exceptions!

Don’t you fret, I’ll make sure to let you know where these images are set…

Happy Browsing! XoXo, Sc

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