Three Homegrown Bloggers,
Three Homegrown Style Philosophies:
By Kristen Philipkoski
These Three Bloggers Have San Francisco Style Covered
The bloggers behind 9to5Chic, Hummingbird Girls, and On the Racks prove that style in the City by the Bay is anything but a stereotype. Their sartorial tastes couldn't be more different, but they all masterfully represent the state of
fashion in our eclectic city.
click images above to read about the bloggers.
After collecting vintage clothing and accessories for more than a decade and selling online together for two years, Jenny and Annalise were bursting with ideas about how to style their amazing finds, so they launched their blog Hummingbird Girls in December 2010. The girls take turns posting every other day. They shoot mostly in their neighborhoods, the Mission, and the Panhandle, and sometimes even match their outfits to the brightly-colored buildings and blooming flowers. They both have a vintage flair to their styles, inspired by Debbie Harry, Edith Beale, and Audrey Hepburn. But they each put their unique stamp on the outfits: Jenny loves feminine dresses styled with a post-punk twist (think 1950s day dresses, black tights, bold blazers, and wide-brimmed hats), and Annalise experiments with prints, patterns, shapes, and silhouettes. She wears an animal with every outfit, whether it's a piece of jewelry or a print. And as if all this selling vintage online and blogging weren't enough, the two also have day jobs. Annalise is the visual merchandising assistant manager at a San Francisco department store, and Jennifer recently earned a master's degree in sexuality studies from San Francisco State University, and is the director of peer education at a private Bay Area high school. We're exhausted just thinking about it, but they have no plans to slow down anytime soon. "Blogging is first and foremost a creative outlet to express our personal style and fashion inspiration. Most of all, we have been so happy to meet other vintage enthusiasts, many of whom we now consider close friends."