Author archives: Andrea Krystine Plell

Discarded to Divine 2012

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Recently, we had the pleasure of partaking in a lovely evening at the San Francisco Design Center for Discarded to Divine -- an annual fundraising event established by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Every year this fashionable auction features up-cycled second-hand garments re-designed by Bay Area locals. Check out the video for some of the highlights a[...]

REFIX Exclusive Track! "Arc of Stones"

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In celebration of their 9th release “BLAM!!!”, MSSNGDGTS (aka 88:88) delivers to us a remix featuring the elegant, post-modern space jazznoise of San Francisco trio the Broun Fellinis. For 20 years the Fellinis have been stretching sound outward and beyond the normal status quo pop song constraints. Kevin Carnes and Kirk Peterson form a rhythm section that i[...]

Faye Inspired

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It was 1968 when the original Thomas Crown Affair was released, starring the timeless Faye Dunaway in her sensual glory. The famous chess scene, the provocative gestures.. oh and the wardrobe! After viewing, I couldn't help but want to run to the nearest vintage shop and swap up all the floppy hats, big sunglasses, trouser pants, mini dresses, and side[...]

Refix Spring Preview 2012

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Hello Friends, As you may know, it takes a lot of responsibility, coordination, patience, and a constant creative flow to keep a magazine alive. With that said, we are happy to announce our third issue will be *springing* up in only a couple weeks time. For your enjoyment, and as an apéritif to a delicious fashion volume to come, we invite you to take an [...]

B2B Fashion SF

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We were invited to the B2BFashion SF fashion event, produced by Shoppista – an online boutique marketplace- and the B2BFSF fashion committee. Covered by the Style Bistro, this fashionable affair took place on the rooftop of The W San Francisco and commenced with a virtual market and champagne mixer filled with Bay Area merchants and the SF fashion elite. [...]

Help The Athenaeum

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As a nostalgia queen and 'save-the-libraries' enthusiast, I totally admire what The Athenaeum is doing- or trying to do- for a more "sharing" economy in San Francisco. The Anthaenum is the brainchild of Shaye McKenney, owner of La Library- a former prototype clothing library housed in San Francisco's Mission District. The Athenaeum will be "an eco-friendly f[...]

Pinterest Addict

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So we began our Pinterest adventure under the premise that we would get to browse pretty pictures and add a little insight into the eco fashion world. Upon our amusement of the all the pretty pictures, we became obsessed. There's truly not a day that I wouldn't just mind sipping a cup of coffee [or wine] and rummaging through a plethora of inspiration. &n[...]

To Shop or to Swap?

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While doing a robot-routine check on all the usual [fashion] suspects online, I felt a slight panic. A sad demeanor came over me as I watched more and more lines, designers, and trends being developed. While some may question why I had this negative reaction from so much *beautiful* *dream-inspired* creation at work, I couldn't help but feel the abuse of tre[...]