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>Tobi Attempts to Rescue 6 CEOs From Silicon Valley Fashion Fails

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Originally published in 7×7 SF.

By Lily Ko

So you’re in with TechCrunch, have 500+ connections on LinkedIn and are getting cash from Sequoia Capital. The thing is, you’re still rolling into work in ill-fitting jeans.
Last year, our little Mark Zuckerberg was listed among Esquire’s top 10 worst dressed list inThe 2010 Celebrity Hall of Shame. Zuck shares the bi-winning honor with none other than Charlie Sheen. Yikes.
Inspired by Zuck’s worst dressed profile, the stylists at Tobi decided to take action with theirCEO Style Guide. Armed with cardigans, fitted shirts, and boat shoes, Tobi went deep into the trenches of Silicon Valley, dug out six lucky CEOs and gave them one heckuva makeover. Check out these six newly made men, geeking out on good style. Read More…
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>Look of the Week: Wet Weekend, 7 Rain Boots to Get You Through

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Originally published on 7×7 SF.

By Lily Ko

Rain, rain, go away!
We can sing and wish it away all we want, but any SF girl knows we’re in for our annual spring showers. The upside? Rainy weather is one trend that keeps coming back, so investing in a good pair of rain boots is a definite must.
Let’s take a moment to thank Kate Moss, for launching the Wellie trend, back in 2006, when she made muddy Hunter rain-boots look sexy, with a pair of micro-mini shorts (Of course she did!). Designers and fans quickly took note, and what was once a childhood accessory for jumping in puddles, suddenly boomed as trendy adult footwear.
While colorful, printed Wellies are fun, the trend is moving toward sleek, subtle rain boots that look like everyday footwear. Using rubber and plastic to make modern rain boots is no easy task, but designers continue to amaze us — most recently with wedge, lace-up andhybrid designs. Check out our 7 favorites for staying stylish and dry in the rain.

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>Meet Your New Favorite Manicure: 2-Weeks Chip Free with Shellac Hybrid Polish

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Originally posted on 7×7 SF.


By Lily Ko

CND’s Shellac is a line of gel-based nail polish that hit salons last year, but is just now on the verge of booming. It’s marketed as the 14-day chip-free manicure, which certainly caught our attention. We thought we’d do some hard, investigative journalism and get to the bottom of this seemingly too-good-to-be-true mani/pedi treatment.
We talked to Michelle Vella, a CND Shellac certified manicurist at Joseph Cozza Salon, and Sandi Tran, owner of Thi Spa and Nails, to get the inside scoop on the new nail buzzword: Shellac.

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>Style Profile: Edric Chew on How to Rock Designer Menswear

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Originally posted on 7×7 SF.

By Lily Ko

The key to rocking the runway look on the street has always been to mix and match designer pieces with everyday staples. Edric Chew, a 29-year-old registered nurse, does just that by mixing Louis Vuitton with Urban Outfitters, for a night on the town in Union Square.
Chew likes to have fun with fashion, and is known for his flashy signature style. His outfit above shows how to polish off a low-key look by investing in strong designer accessories. In fact, his ultra-luxe shoes were the first thing to catch our eye. With designer wardrobes, it’s all about building. For both guys and girls, a solid pair of designer shoes definitely build a foundation, and will last a lifetime. Read More…