Maybe it’s because her maxidresses have taken us from summer party standouts to layered fall work looks. Maybe it’s the breezy, effortless cuts of her ’40s-style button-ups or her eye for surprising yet wearable color. Maybe it’s that every time we wear something of hers, compliments abound.
Enough gushing. The goods: Golden opens her own shop-slash-studio tomorrow in Oakland’s up-and-coming Temescal Alley (home of Esqueleto, Crimson Horticultural Rarities, and Marisa Haskell — more on her soon). She has best-selling basics (the maxi, kimono tunic, cropped blouse), discounted samples for sale and fittings, and a dressing room bedecked with a matte gold sequin curtain for her still-flourishing bespoke business (she’s into special-occasion dresses and cocoon coats at the moment).
She’s also busy working on her inaugural collection for fall/winter 2012.
We have a feeling we’re going to love it.
Ali Golden, 470e 49th Street, Oakland (805-340-7086 or aligolden.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Ali Golden