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The fashion choices of reality star contestants

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A few weeks ago my friend Elizabeth and I headed up to Valley View Casino to catch a taping of 3 Minutes to Stardom, a local "American Idol"-type reality program, hosted by the Reader's own music writer Dave Good. The ...

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Street Style: Balboa Park Free Tuesdays

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Every Tuesday Balboa Park hosts free museums on a rotating basis. I try to make a point to attend each week. Recently I was able to stroll through MOPA free of charge while enjoying the photography of actress Jessica Lange. ...

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Street Style Kearny Mesa: Cute Family Alert

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There is nothing more adorable than a well-dressed family. Hiroko Sugita, Yuya Shigemura, and their 6-month-old son, Chance, are even color coordinated. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/feb/04/39513/ 35-year-old Hiroko wore an Anthropologie western print sweater, Levi skinny jeans, and red Toms. Yuya was celebrating ...

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Street Style Encinitas: The wannabe Tinkerbelle

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In the quaint beach community of Encinitas I was surprised to find that many residents had an edgy style to them. Perhaps they draw from their communities famous and sometimes dangerous surf spot, Swamis, or maybe it has more to ...

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Street Style Carlsbad: Ankle Booties

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How the women of Carlsbad wore their ankle boots

Ankle boots are taking San Diego by storm. From wedged, delicately heeled, to lace-ups, the trend is everywhere. In Carlsbad on Thursday afternoon I found three women with very different styles, all wearing ankle booties. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/31/39361/ 25-year-old Hannah Savenye wore ...

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Street Style: Normal Heights, effortlessly cool

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Leather jackets seen on Adams Ave

My good friend Becca refers to Normal Heights as a North Park wannabe. I couldn’t disagree more. Normal Heights is effortlessly cool. It doesn’t have to try. Take Adam’s Ave for instance, it’s bustling with unique businesses, there's Viva Pops, ...

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Street Style: Brian Malarkey spotted at Gingham

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Thursday night I ran into Brian Malarkey, star of ABC’s The Taste, at Gingham in La Mesa. Malarkey, Top Chef season 3 Runner-up, owns six local restaurants: Gingham, Gabardine, Seersucker, Burlap, Herringbone, and Campine. The 34-year-old was sporting patent leather ...

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Street Style: Military inspired fashion

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Military inspired trends spotted out and about in San Diego

Every few years the military jacket makes a style resurgence. It's a trend that refuses to die. Its fashion shelf life has everything to do with its versatility. Popularized during the anti-war moment of the 1960's, thrift-shopping hippies found ways ...

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Street Style Tijuana: Vaqueros

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Cowboy garb seen in TJ

While visiting Tijuana this weekend, I noticed a Vaquero theme. Cowboy garb was everywhere. I ran into this caballero sitting on a stool outside a taco shop off of Calle Gonzalez Ortega. He was watching a pair of women make ...

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San Diego Style: Piercings

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My dad, who was normally very accepting of all my adolescent fashion choices, lost his mind when I got my nose pierced as a teenager. I believe his exact words were, "I will not look at you until that thing ...

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Street Style, North Park: Fashion twins

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/16/38525/ Ever notice how good friends tend to dress alike? Kate Jackson and Jenna McKown are a perfect example. When asked what their favorite wardrobe item is, both gave the same answer: their Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s. Kate has the suede ...

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Street Style: Polka dots

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Polka dots are the latest casual style staple. They are popping up all over San Diego. I ran into Mesa College student Sarina Taraso wearing a dotted blouse in Clairemont. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/14/38349/ The 19-year-old purchased her top from Forever 21, her ...

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Street Style Hillcrest: fancy pants

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The great thing about San Diego and the current fashion trends in general, is that individual style is celebrated. It’s not unusual to see people wearing 1960’s inspired, Grunge, Glam Rock, Great Gatsby influenced, or even Victorian sty clothinleg out ...

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Street Style: UTC Mall

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/08/38079/ Nicole Gereaux's outfit is busy. The 18-year old paired textures with patterns in a unique way. It’s no surprise that she is a freelance artist majoring in graphic art at SDSU. Her floral saddle shoes are by Wanted, her ...

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Street Style, Fashion Valley: It's all about the details

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/28/37592/ There is nothing cuter than a well-dressed couple. I found Moira Lewis and Blake Hunter browsing the racks at Anthropologie at Fashion Valley Mall a few days after Christams. Moira is an elementary school teacher while Blake is an ...

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San Diego Street Style: Best of 2012

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/26/34396/ I spotted Lauren Pope at Influx in Golden Hill back in October. I love the simplicity of Lauren's look. She has a very modern Audrey Hepburn vibe. Her purple suede skirt was a thrift store score and her glasses ...

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Street Style, worst trends of 2012: mom jeans and mullet dresses

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While snapping street style photos for the Reader I often ask my subjects what their biggest fashion pet peeves are. The following are the top five most common offensives listed: UGG Boots--Just about every San Diegan I ask to name ...

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Street Style: The Gaslamp

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Thursday afternoon I met my friend Hope in the Gaslamp for a late lunch. I grumbled over her location choice. I find parking to be a hassle and the whole scene down there a tad cheesy. "Hillcrest has some great ...

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Street Style PB: Grunge with a modern twist

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A '90s revival in San Diego

If you haven’t already noticed, grunge is back. 1990’s inspired fashion was all over the runway this fall. Out and About in San Diego you’ll spot an abundance of flannel and thermal shirts, combat boots, grunge band tee’s, oversized sweaters, ...

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Street Style University Heights: Chukka Boots

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http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/18/37138/ I ran into 28-year-old, Heidi Hoffman at Lestat's in University Heights. She wore a Zara military jacket paired with Urban Outfitters jeans and suede Chukka boots. Hoffman runs her own small business called Triple Cream Bakery. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/18/37139/ Her least ...

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