Local fashion blog SF Looks asked Rita about her style:
My inspiration are dark 80s movies like Rivers Edge starring Crispin Glover & Keanu Reeves, all the androgynous cool kids of the 90s mixing and matching fashion genres with effortlessly chic effect like Brian Molko.
Read on for the full photo and more of Rita’s answer.
“DSF 2″ just opened up a couple weeks ago and already this. Maybe swing by (24th between Mission and Valencia, or the original DSF on Haight between Fillmore and Steiner, or shop online if u lazy) do some Christmas shopping, help them out in this time of bummer.
They’re comfortable, built very well, and the rubber/canvas/stitching quality is as good as it gets for a sneaker. The new Dessau sneakers are fully hand-made in Japan. They’re vulcanized at one of Japan’s last remaining factories still committed to this process and made from 100% cotton woven in Japan. But it’s only when you pick them up, or more importantly put them on your feet, that you’ll find what truly sets them apart. Feel that extra heft, that extra cushion. And the bar keeps rising…taped seams, metal eyelets and vents, double stitched stress points, full sponge insoles, reinforced heel and toe cups. A new gold standard for the classic sneaker.
Check them out here, or at the original Self Edge shop near 18th and Valencia.
(Despite wanting to support local business, as a lifelong Converse All-Star man, I probably won’t make the switch, but I think they look nice and the description is very well written.)
UPDATE: Kiya adds, “(and they’re not made in a sweatshop).” I guess that’s the main thing.
Finally, a miniaturized version of our favorite local landmark for your household! And it doubles as a shelf and coat rack, just in time for scarf weather. It’s called the Sutro Tower Rack, it’s currently raising funds via Kickstarter, and designer Timothy Seward wrote in to tell us all about it:
While living in the edge of the mission (20th+Potrero) I looked up and saw Sutro Tower everyday. I decided to take my street art skills and put them to the design test. I wanted to blend the beautiful mid-century designs of the past and incorporate my street art flavor. It may be hard to identify the street in this furniture piece, but the playfulness of the soft lines and pop colors are definitely inspired by my murals and my good friend Ian Ross‘ murals around SF.
Here’s a gif of the Sutro Tower Rack in action:
And here’s one of all of the delightful colors it’ll come in:
They’re taking over the world! Here’s the announcement:
We’re proud to announce the opening of Self Edge Mexico, our first location outside of the USA. Opening in beautiful San Jose del Cabo we’ve tweaked our usual offerings to better fit the year round summer heat and the vibe of the region we’re in. Beaches, sandy dunes, palm trees, amazing fishing and surfing, and more mezcal and tequila than we know what to do with.
With our new location we’ll be carrying a large assortment of warm weather wear, shorts, eyewear, jewelry, sandals, and even adding a couple of Mexican lines to the mix. With the exception of our two new lines the rest of the products will still be made by the Japanese (and some American) brands which we’ve been stocking for years. We can’t leave out the jeans though, two or three models of jeans from every brand we stock will also be available at SEMX.
Here’s a short video about the new store:
And lastly, opening weekend party info (!):
We’re having a large opening party weekend complete with a party at the store, pre-parties, post-parties, a comedy night in San Jose del Cabo with Dean Delray and Nick Youssef, and more. We have quite a few confirmed attendees coming from the states, from brand owners to clients to friends. We’re excited to share an area we love very much with our favorite people. If you plan on making it and need help with travel arrangements please email us at email@example.com and we can help you sort out your flights and hotel.
Self Edge Mexico Party Weekend Info
Downtown San Jose del Cabo Art Walk
Thursday, November 12th / 6pm to 10pm
Meet at La Gabacha Bar at 6pm
Self Edge Mexico Opening Party
Friday, November 13th / 5:30pm to 8pm
@ Self Edge Mexico
The Comedy Store Legends Dean Delray & Nick Youssef, Live in Los Cabos
Saturday, November 14th / 8pm to 10pm
Location TBA (in Centro, San Jose del Cabo)
Self Edge Weirdo Fish Taco Party w/ DJ Mr. Vacation
Sunday, November 15th / Noon until you can’t stand.
@ El Marinero Borracho (aka, The Drunken Sailor)