A Painterly Touch – New Stevie Howell Scarves

November 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

Get ready to scarf up these um…SCARVES!

Stevie Howell is a fellow California girl, a brilliant artist and textile designer living here in San Francisco. Trained as a fine artist specializing in painting and photography, Howell has funneled her artistic passions, creativity, and craft into a career in fashion.

Howell chooses her materials for their sustainability. Her scarves are made of natural fibers, are sewn here in San Francisco, and are printed in limited-edition runs.

Bright and light these scarves are the perfect compliment to your daily attire.

Much like Stevie Howell’s fine art work these beautiful fabrics all hold a deeper meaning for the designer. Visit her website http://www.steviehowell.com to learn the backstory for each piece in Howell’s own words.

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All images from steviehowell.com

It’s easy being green…

October 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

From hunter to emerald to teal, we have verdant spread. These shades are sophisticated, but not loud. There’s even something for the home or to refresh.

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A’BOUT green blouse and jacket

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A’BOUT green leather jacket

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BLK DNM bottle green leather moto jacket

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CIRE TRUDON candles

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LAVEER military blazer

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F. SARTI scarf and CASMARI carigan

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JEANINE PAYER citrine and aquamarine bracelet / necklace

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JEANINE PAYER leather Cody bracelet

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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA gown

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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA blouse and sweater

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ELI HALILI green tourmaline necklace

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SANTA MARIA NOVELLA acqua di erba

Floored by Harwood’s Latest Creation

October 10, 2013 § 1 Comment

For those of us who swear by Harwood’s easy-chic tunics in a myriad of fab fabrics, the new duster is just a common sense must!

Harwood dusters in camel cashmere and black and white wool bouclé are just the thing for the San Francisco gal. Lightweight and minimal. Pretty and effortless – it’s too good.

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WHAT’S OUT FROM A’BOUT

September 19, 2013 § Leave a comment

The dates are set for our Autumn / Winter A’bout trunk show. Designers Dean and Yunchieh will be in the store with a wealth of styles. Please join us October 9, 10, and 11 for refreshments and a wardrobe re-boot.

If you can’t wait that long, you needn’t. We just got in a shipment of A’BOUT and the blouses, coats, jackets, and trousers are gorgeous. Check out a sneak peek below.

The Elizabeth Jacket

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The Alex Hoodie Jacket

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The Scarf Layered Jacket

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The Extended Blazer

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TOP TEN

July 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

1. Jeanine Payer

A local San Franciscan and pioneer of poetry and prose engraved jewelry, Jeanine Payer brings her collection to CARROTS. Jeanine Payer’s designs are whimsical, romantic, delicate, and thoughtful. Each piece is engraved in the most minute script (we can’t believe they can do this free hand) and each quote makes each piece all the more personal.

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2. Martin Margiela small leather goods

Impeccable finishing, fine leather, and convenient sizes. The bordeaux color just in for Fall is really rich and pretty.

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3. Faliero Sarti

A scarf for every season.

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4. Drifter

This L.A. collection is a new one for us. We love their soft and cozy t-shirts and tunics. I almost wore mine to bed I felt so comfy!

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5. Eli Halili

Some of you well traveled types might know Eli Halili for his gorgeous jewelry shop in New York. Eli is now doing handbags and they speak to the designer’s impeccable taste. Structurally they are exquisite in their shape and design. The calf leather, ostrich leather, and sterling silver hardware is superb.

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6. Parker Blue

New basics just in!

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7. Ilia cosmetics

We love this all organic, ‘no-bad-stuff’ cosmetics line. The new lip crayons just arrived.

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8. Goldsign virtual in focus

It’s nice to have a higher rise for a change.

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9. Avant Toi

Coming soon! The best kept secret in cashmere – Avant Toi will be at Carrots this Fall.

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10. Hitchcock Madrona

A recent discovery from Seattle: Hitchcock Madrona … what a good name. This ultra-cool design duo is, in fact, Erica Nelson-Sheehan and Dustin Nelson. They also own a great shop in Seattle, but you can get a piece of the action here in SF with their leather and metal cuffs.

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Fashion Week 2012:

February 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

TESS GIBERSON

Beautiful collection. Well done Tess!

Fashion Week 2012:

February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

GARY GRAHAM & SUNO

I’m seriously digging both. Love the prints, mix-matching, colors… its fun, unexpected, original.  We all need to change things up now and then.

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