One moment they’re sky high; the next they’re hitting the floor. No, not your friends on Saturday night. We’re talking hemlines, people.
For an exercise in balance try Hayes Valley’s appointment-only boutique, The Bull & the Bear (named for the historic tendency of skirt lengths to mimic the market).
Exquisite seamstresses Ali Golden and Sarah Tejada offer personal collections and bespoke goods from two sides of the fashion spectrum. Golden is masterful with modern silhouettes in feminine fabrics, while Tejada crafts vintage-inspired styles in of-the-moment materials. We’re coveting Tejada’s artful collection of tasseled handbags and crochet-meets-crystal statement necklaces.
Dressed up with tasteful trinkets, mirrored candelabras, and a metallic gold wall, the converted garage space is also their sewing studio, enabling on-the-spot alterations and tailoring.
And that’s the long and short of it.
The Bull & the Bear, 534 Octavia Street, between Hayes and Grove Streets, garage no. 1 (805-340-7086 or email@example.com).
Photo: Courtesy of The Bull & The Bear