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The fashion choices of reality star contestants

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 show airs at 7pm Saturdays on the San Diego's FOX ...

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Street Style: Balboa Park Free Tuesdays

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. While visiting the park I ran into three well-dressed park ...

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Street Style Kearny Mesa: Cute Family Alert

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 his 33rd Birthday. He wore a Forever 21 vest, an ...

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Street Style Encinitas: The wannabe Tinkerbelle

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 do with the laid-back artsy culture of Encinitas. On a ...

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Street Style Carlsbad: Ankle Booties

How the women of Carlsbad wore their ankle boots

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Street Style: Normal Heights, effortlessly cool

Leather jackets seen on Adams Ave

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Street Style: Brian Malarkey spotted at Gingham

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 Danskos. Thanks to his all-American preppy quirkiness and a nice ...

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Street Style: Military inspired fashion

Military inspired trends spotted out and about in San Diego

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Street Style Tijuana: Vaqueros

Cowboy garb seen in TJ

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San Diego Style: Piercings

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 is out of your face." I was banned from family ...

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Street Style, North Park: Fashion twins

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 version of the boot while Jenna owns the lace ones. ...

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Street Style: Polka dots

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 skirt is from M’s, and her oxford shoes are Dollhouse. ...

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Street Style Hillcrest: fancy pants

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 and about in SD. Anything goes. Yesterday, in Hillcrest, I ...

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Street Style: UTC Mall

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 lace socks are Urban Outfitters and her pants are Forever ...

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

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 engineer. Blake is a fan of jackets, "I like coats. ...

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San Diego Street Style: Best of 2012

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 are from Anthropologie http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/oct/11/33404/ I found Daniel Ross in North ...

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

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 their style pet peeve mentions UGGs. Sasha Barkanic of Encinitas ...

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Street Style: The Gaslamp

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 restaurants," I pleaded, but she was persistent. I gave in, ...

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Street Style PB: Grunge with a modern twist

A '90s revival in San Diego

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Street Style University Heights: Chukka Boots

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 favorite style trend are Flip flops. Her current favorite wardrobe ...

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