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“We did not meet our budget for the [SF Fashion Week] 2009 event due to lack of sponsors. We are now in preparation for the 2010 SFFW.”
Meanwhile, Portland’s FW is going on right now!
“But not in San Francisco. Here EVERYONE sort of looks mentally disabled, either because they are dot com nerds with zero fashion sense, foreigners with the wrong fashion sense, American blue-bloods with sanctimoniously ethnic fashion sense, or homeless people with I can’t afford fashion sense. It’s really confusing. No one can tell who’s being sincere and who’s being ironic, which undermines all the leverage the Hipster has. He’s just one more dude girls don’t want anything to do with, just one more act of desperation on an increasingly desperate stage.”
“SF women seem to have this hybrid sensibility of hill-billy southern gallantry, where prescribed gender roles dictate who should aggressively pursue whom, and a regionally specific 70s-style extremist feminism, where there is hyper sensitivity to being hit on. According to San Francisco magazine, “Bay Area women have been known to react to innocent flirting as if they’d been groped … Marie, a 32-year-old executive recruiter [says]: ‘If a guy walks up to me at happy hour, I think he’s a friggin’ cheese ball.’”