On The Streets: Mission District 4-9-2010


On Friday afternoon, I was waiting at Rhea’s Deli in the Mission for my usual lunch order of super spicy Korean Steak Sandwich, and noticed there were a lot of uniquely stylish people waiting around with me in just one small deli/liquor store.  Inspiration kicked in and I decided to take pictures of the stylish people on the Mission streets who crossed my path.  This photo montage is of the people who I met within the 19th/20th Street block of Valencia Street.

I encountered this hip chic at Rhea’s Deli. Georgia happens to be a Fashion Hair Stylist, opening up a new salon in the Mission.  I love the sleeveless layered dark denim vest jacket over the black hoody.  Plus her glasses have a cool, funky Mission vibe about them.  My favorite part of her outfit are her cool tattoos!  Beautiful tattoo designs are visible on her hands and neck.

These women are just cute!  The woman on the left stood out to me with her bright red lipstick, that complimented her features.  Two friends on the way to lunch, with such a positive attitude.  Their style was not only evident in what they wore, but with their beautiful attitude as well.

Ariana Doyle on the left, is wearing pants from Urban Outfitters topped with a vintage inspired top. Her ruby red lips are credited to Mac’s Ruby Woo color.  Brooke Dabalos on the right is wearing a vintage vest paired with a Levi’s stonewash skirt.  Her red bag adds a great color pop to her outfit. 
One of my favorite accessories is a cute, happy little baby!!   The mom, Athena Pierce, has a sexy look of a printed t-shirt over a darker colored bra, accessorized with a cool necklace.  Baby Roman is rockin’ a sporty skater style.
Dogs are another one of my favorite Mission District accessories.  This French Bulldog and his owner were charming.  I thought the porcupine appliqued blue bag was very cute.

All black clothing is classic, stylish and always looks good.  I met Elitrea Frye, a SF artist in front of Osha Thai Noodle Cafe.  It’s not clear in the picture, but she has beautiful dreadlocks that lay halfway down her back.  There’s more pictures of her on her website www.elitrea.com.  Her outer shirt is from H&M, inner shirt is from Vintage Puerto Rico and the jeans are from Diesel Industries.

Bianca Isabel, owner of Bianca Starr, looking stylish as always in her black hat, applique t-shirt, jeans and brown cowboy boots.  The little Boston Terrier adds a little extra to the outfit.

One of my favorite outfits of the day.  A sheer shirt, worn over denim shorts paired with boots.  So sexy and fun!  Hannah Bush is wearing a sheer floral blouse from Urban Outfitters, dark wash denim shorts from Era of Chaos, floppy sun hat from Staring at Stars and vintage cowboy boots.
I love the cute hat!  Rachelle Phillips is wearing a crocheted strawberry hat she bought from Porters Sports in Lake Tahoe.  The green printed hoodie is from American Eagle Outfitters.
I saw this woman’s shirt almost a block away.  The ruffles fluttered beautifully as she walked.  Ruthie Singh and her boyfriend Marlon Preito were a friendly couple to talk to.  Ruthie’s beautiful looks come from her Indian and Guatamalan descent.  
 Ruthie is wearing a short sleeved flutter blouse from H&M, faded-distressed jeans from PacSun and white strap sandals from Tilly’s.  Marlon is wearing a simple, white classic tee from Champion and his favorite Philly baseball hat.
And a picture of me in my Diane Von Furstenberg checkered print blouse and Juicy Couture Jeans.
Overall thoughts?  Denim was a common trend thread in this Mission story. Whether it be stonewash, dark denim, faded or distressed.  The look of vintage items mixed in with current trendy clothes was also common.  Also, accessorizing with natural beauty was evident, whether it be tattoos, babies, hairstyling or a beautiful attitude.  
I wonder where my next Friday lunch adventure will be.  Perhaps Saigon Sandwich in the Tenderloin?  Or The Sentinel downtown?  We’ll see!  
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