Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Come get yours quick!
What is Oaklandish all about?
It appears that Oakland pride is quite contagious! It's nice to see the proliferation of different Oakland T-shirt designs currently hitting the racks. But as you know, our roots run way deeper than any screen-print could ever convey. The true purpose here is to creatively promote our enduring love for "original Oakland charm" in the face of a constantly mutating culture, population and landscape. When you rock the roots, you evoke all the hidden history & rebel spirit of The Town, in its many incarnations. This way successive generations of young Oaklanders can gain a deeper understanding of the place they call home. Thanks for helping to spread the local love." From Oaklandish.com
Monday, July 21, 2008
The one piece that every girl should have in her closet is a classic trench coat. And, Mike & Chris may have just perfected the trench by taking that long classic cut and adding their trademark details and using soft comfortable fleece.
Come by this week and try one one, or try any of our other Mike & Chris jackets!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Denim After Dark ...
Space is limited to 30 people each night for this event. Please RSVP. Tickets are $10 each and will be applied to any denim purchases during the event!
Denim After Dark Dates: You Choose!
Thursday July 24th, 5-9pm
Thursday August 14th, 5-9pm
Thursday August 28th, 5-9pm
20% off Denim and 15 % off our clothing collection items.
Sale ends Tuesday July 29, So hurry in!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Get ready to get a bevy of compliments and people begging to know "Where did you get that?"
When you wear a piece of Maducca Jewlery. Each bold, nature inspired piece, is limited as they are hand made in San Francisco. You can rest assured you will be wearing something different from the rest of the crowd.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
What about something to wear to those evening get-together dinners and nights out with the girls?
Slip on some heels and into this little black jumper dress by Anzevino and Florence, and you're ready to go!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
"Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14 July 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution." At that point in history the French took cues from the Americans in fighting for their freedoms. And, as we know here in the States (throughout history) we have taken many a cue from the French when it comes to cuisine, design, and dressing.
So, it only seems appropriate that the beauty icons of France have taken such an American institution (denim) to new heights of fashion, and that is great style inspiration for us all!
Emulate simple classic French style with a great pair of jeans and an 'unfussy' top.
Photo: Les Plastiscines!
Photo: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Photo: Lou Dillon
And, to add a bit of French Flair to your home, visit Drift's sister store Mignonne. Just around the corner at 1000 Jefferson Street.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Here we are mid-summer, and the season of the outdoor music festival is upon us. And the wardrobe piece of choice for such festivals is of course, denim. Since the 60's outdoor music festival goers have dressed themselves in denim. With good reason, jeans are the symbol of youth, counter-culture,and of course just plain comfortable!
Freedom of Choice denim perfectly embodies elements of the late sixties and early seventies-
with their high waist and wide leg denim styles in lighter summer washes.
"Freedom of Choice is best described as seventies style, music inspired denim.The designer Nathan Menashe further describes the line as being about self-worth, perserverance and passion for music and, in a word, life; hence the name Freedom of Choice. The denim has a few signature styles that include the Fillmore, a wide leg; the Lollapalooza, a straight leg; and the Greenwich a boot cut. All styles are known for their long inseams and sleek fit which flatter every woman’s
So come by, and check out the Freedom of Choice Jeans stocked at Drift.
For summer style inspiration, check out films like Woodstock, Monterey Pop and The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Allow us the divine pleasure of introducing you to the Dirndle Skirt--- THE skirt of summertime this season.....Here's a few reasons (beyond the obvious) to pick up on this look now:
-Denim skirts are sexy of course, but you want to move away from the crowd for a moment and really stand out.
-Light, light, and light! The 2008 Dirndl Skirts are next to wearing nothing, ladies.
-Fluid sex appeal, not restrictive. These skirts can double as a dress! Check this out: your at a BBQ during the day wearing the dirndl skirt with a low cut tank with ballerina flats. 9pm rolls around and you ditch the tank, pull up the skirt to show those legs and add your 3" pumps or knee high boots! And, when the fall rolls around and days start getting cooler, guess whats not going away with your summer digs? Really!! Wear it with thick tights and boots or stacked knee-high socks through the fall for a warm fall look.
Check out this summary about the Dirndl Skirt by Vicky Talbot (Editor of BellaOnline)
"Evolving dramatically over the decades, the dirndl has fast become a key trend especially during the 1950s, defining the curves of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly worn long and flowing with chiffon tops cinched at the waist. Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw was a clear fan of the dirndl wearing dramatically billowing style with pretty pumps and tiny vests. More recently, Brit-pop princess Lily Allen the queen of prom night chic and fond follower of fifties-inspired fashion is often seen sporting a voluminous dirndl skirt or swishy cocktail dress on the red carpet.
The figure-friendly dirndl skirt sits high on the waist, fitted across the hips and billows out, classically to the mid-calf but more modern styles such as those in the spring/summer 2008 Miu Miu collection skim the thighs, splaying out in theatrical angles boosted by layers of tulle. The dirndl can be a real statement skirt. It oozes volume and demands attention; choose tropical prints or block colour styles with special features like oversized bows, thick waist belts and chunky buttons. The perfect summer cover up, this style is great for hiding tummies and bottoms and creates curves in all the right places. Longer styles (to the mid-calf) are elegant and great for long legs, while shorter styles are equally fun with a super-girly edge.
Dirndl skirts are also incredibly versatile. Wear with frothy chiffon blouses tucked in and tamed at the waist or with a fitting vest and cropped jacket, particularly if you’re of a more petite frame to avoid being drowned in swathes of billowing fabric.
As for footwear, the only shoes to accompany the dirndl are the prettiest of ballerina flats. Strappy heels and t-bar sandals look great with a dirndl for a glamorous evening look, but for a more casual daytime style opt for pumps and keep accessories to a minimum letting the volume and swishy swish movement of your new favourite skirt do all the talking."
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
"Naked & Famous Denim uses only the most unique and rare denim fabrics from Japan. The prestigious mill in Japan, from which we import all our fabric, is committed to producing only the best (and most expensive) denim in the world. Throughout each step in denim production (weaving, dyeing, finishing…) the mill uses a combination of old school and modern methods and practices. So much culture and history is poured into the fabric so that it can be appreciated by the denim purist."
Thursday, July 3, 2008
(Above Left: Detail of 'Hollywood' necklace (check out the mini gold wayfarers!) Antique glass, coral, sterling sunglass and star detail. $65 at Drift. Above Right: Hammered Brass Coin and Chain, died Coral, mini perals, brass chain $75 at Drift)
(Above: Trapeze Necklace with large gold bird detail, brown coconut piece, small pearl layers and sand tone heart gem...a definite piece you wear with a low cut blouse or dress and get ready for a million compliments because this is a one-of-a-kind type of necklace that makes a statement. $75.00 at Drift)
(Above: Faceted turquoise, venetian glass, brass on sterling, moss agate stone, skeleton detail. $75 at Drift)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Featuring Native Elements
Intersection of 9th Street & Washington Street
Beverage Tent sponsored by Skyy Spirits
Old Oakland is a misnomer - downtown Oakland is teeming with upscale restaurants, chic entertainment venues, and other trendy alternatives to nighttime diversions, making it the choice destination for sophisticated professionals who enjoy the after work happy hour scene!
- Walking distant to Cafes and local eateries