Fashion

Creepin’ Up on Fame

Sacramento-based clothing company Lurk Hard turns heads with their designs and their skate team Over the years, the greater Sacramento area has bred or been home to some incredibly talented skateboarders: John Cardiel is quite literally a legend; ESPN called Matt Rodriguez “one of skateboarding’s unsung godfathers of style”; Brandon…

Heartfelt Color

February is looking bold and beautiful on the style front. Sacramentans are showing their hearts all about town with T-shirt proclamations. Bold red wedges and bags add to the building momentum of spring optimism when love is in the air. Sweet dresses and tresses set the tone for the upcoming…

Hello, Hosiery

Winter weather warrants bulky clothes, but thanks to layering clothing we don’t have to abandon our Sacramento-style aesthetic all winter. Boots and hosiery like knee-high socks, leggings and tights have been cold-weather fashion emancipators for several years. But fashion and Sacramentans have evolved beyond basic opaque pantyhose (yuck, pantyhose) and…

Halloween is for Lovers

Costume Ideas for Two There’s only one thing as bad as getting religious literature on Halloween while Trick or Treating: a half-assed Halloween costume. With various gatherings and parties to attend, costumes are obligatory. Even more daunting than simply dressing up, this year you…(lip-biting)… aren’t solo. You and your significant…

Heart Boutique

Sacramento fashionistas listen up. Your newest option just opened this past Second Saturday: Heart Clothing Boutique. Located at the corner of 19th and Capitol (1903 Capitol to be exact) and headed by our good friend and amazing photographer Amanda Lopez’s sister, Vanessa Lopez. This cute and well-put-together boutique is full…

Where’d You Get Them Kicks?!

Sacramento skater Omar Salazar’s signature shoe releases this month Put professional skateboarder Omar Salazar on the phone for an interview, even while he’s in Australia on a Nike Skateboarding team trip, and you’ve got one of the nicest dudes you’ll ever meet; caring, witty and all around fun to talk…

Make It Rains

In 2008, when fashion designer Traver Rains’ highly acclaimed label Heatherette started to dissolve around him and then-boyfriend/co-designer Richie Rich, he found himself tired and torn. For nearly 10 years, he and Rich had built an empire; their eclectic, unusual designs were seen on countless celebrities and famous models on…

Imagine Fashion Show

Sacramento Grand Ballroom Friday, March 27, 2009 Sacramento’s fashionistas gathered last Friday for a hopeful glimpse into the future of fashion as the International Academy of Design & Technology featured a host of student designers in their annual Imagine Fashion Show. A colored presentation of mostly feminine pieces, mixed with…

Splitting Hairs

Style Network Sends Hip, Local Stylist to Small Town By Michaela Pommells The city of Sacramento is laying its claim to “style fame” on the Style Network. This month the trendy Spanish Fly Hair Garage (on 17th and J) will be featured on Split Ends, a hip show that swaps…

Cleo Cartel

Renaissance Woman By Nicole Martinez | Photos by Michael McKinnis & Eve Soul Clever, inventive and undeniably expressive, Cleo Cartel is a vocal, visual and creative artist with passion and conviction. It is an ordinary Sunday, full of sunshine, and Cartel is casually sitting in her salon where she joyfully…