Urban Air Market, Part One

Last weekend I packed up my paints and headed to Hayes Valley for San Francisco’s own Urban Air Market, a mecca of creative local and sustainable design that transpires twice each year under the curatorial eye of the lovely Ms. Danielle Cohen.

I knew I’d find some irresistibly stylish inkvixens in this neck of the woods – well within the style radius of MAC/Bulo et al – and I thought I’d go ahead and capture the beauties with my watercolors and brush right there on the spot.

So I set up camp in the middle of the action at Hayes Green, snagging a sweet little sunshiny table from which to view the passersby as they traveled en route to this vendor booth or that.

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Uni

First I spotted Uni across the way, catching the light with her sparkly yellow tights and her cherry red shoes, who serenaded the crowd with her ukelele.

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Silver Lucy

Then Silver Lucy burst upon the scene in a graphic color blocked black and white coat of her own design, along with a printed red and black dress and a pair of classic white Wayfarer Ray Bans that all contributed to her White Stripes-y ensemble.

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Nadia

Nadia captivated me immediately with her unique look comprised of a pleated black maxi skirt, white stole, pair of Lennon frames, bright lips, and a tousled bun atop her head that all added up to a vintage bohemian glamour.

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Karla

Across Hayes Street, multi-talented performer Karla made sweet music for the masses perched atop her globe, clad in a tailored golden jacket, boater hat, polka dotted dress, and sweet little china flats.

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Peter and Sadie

And Peter and Sadie were easily the most fashionably complementary pair I laid eyes on that day. I spotted them while illustrating someone else, and was heartbroken when I thought I had lost them. Luckily, someone else noticed their artsy style as well and pointed them back in my direction. Such a pretty couple!

More Urban Air Market street style to come over the next few days, so stay tuned for the second and third installments on Inkbramble this week!

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