Oscar de la Renta at the DeYoung

I’m so lucky to be a member of an amazing organization that brings so much beautiful fashion to San Francisco! If you’re in town, go see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit running through the end of May 2016. I’m feeling so grateful they let me take photos, that I couldn’t wait to share them with you all. Enjoy here or click on any of the images to head on over to my Flickr account to see more.

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Oscar de la Renta DeYoung Museum

Update to shopping in San Francisco

As a blogger, it’s always a good idea to periodically check your pages and make sure everything is updated and correct. I had recently  redone and updated my Blog Roll, then updated the Made in USA list – now the last component was updating my Shopping in San Francisco Map. I took a peek at it a few days ago and was kind of flabbergasted at how many SF shops had closed! Yikes, I apologize.

So I went through the map and got rid of a bunch of old places and added SO many new ones. San Francisco is an innovative fashion capital and many brands have headquarters here. Take a look around and bookmark it for when you want to visit or know someone who is coming and would like to explore more shopping!

This post will eventually get pushed down, but it will always be pinned as a page up top for me! (see SHOP SF above)

West Coast Craft winter 2015

These holidays are really gearing up, and it’s the perfect time to attend a craft fair again! It really lends a hand with inspiration for upcoming trends, potential gifts, but also gaining hope to create/improve my own crafts. And the West Coast Craft show really cannot be beat for this – showcasing artisans from the West Coast really gives this show a local flare that sets it apart from other craft fairs.

This isn’t my first time at the rodeo, follow this category HERE to see the other times I have gone!

West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

Loved the pocked ceramics! It reminded me of lava
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

There were SO many interesting textile manufacturers this time, it was interesting to see people creating fabrics again! These were by Dym.
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

This booth was selling rugs and throws made in a traditional Mexican style by actual Mexican artisans!
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

Whereas this booth had some awesome textured woven pieces. I LOVED that little watermelon purse. She also had these awesome cowhide sandals I’m still lusting over (too bad we get very little sandal weather in SF)
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

Local SF favorites, Half Hitch Goods and their little wagon always seem to make a nice appearance too
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

I think I’m ready for the holidays 🙂

West Coast Craft 2015

This is not my first time at the rodeo, you may recall that I previously documented going to the West Coast Craft show way back in 2013! I like attending this show not because I’m on the hunt to purchase more things, I actually love going because it inspires me to create!! I like to sew (still learning), exploring embroidery, trying to kickstart my calligraphy again, crochet, home decorating, and crafting in general – that I get to see trends and just get inspired. I have been to several other craft shows as well, and definitely felt that for a few years some creators were relying heavily on jumping on a bandwagon of making things out of canvas and leather – I’m happy to report that bandwagon  has scaled back significantly finally.

So here are some fun photos of things I enjoyed!

A cute hanging shelf with a hole for your small planter – I can see one hanging by the window at home.
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

This booth had a lot of embroidered clothing – something I have been hoping to do (currently on the hunt for some vintage Levi’s!)
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

An up close photograph of one of the wool weavings we saw – the tufts are very large and billowing, unlike many of the structured weavings we’re used to seeing. Once I get the right materials, I’m definitely going to try this!
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

I absolutely loved the leather products at this booth! The aged leather had a gradient of color that was so beautiful in person. The black and brown leather together was just divine.
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

Who can resist a flowery print?
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

We saw a lot of ceramics – these marbleized ones were very cool
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

This booth consisted of rugs created by students who just used their imagination to create – I say that the results are actually really creative and artsy!
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

Not the best photo unfortunately, but I loved the printed silks inspired by nature at this booth
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

Hovering above one booth, they were really trying to make a point I guess, this giant shirt loomed over us 🙂
West Coast Craft San Francisco 2015

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and get inspired to create too!

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