Posts Tagged ‘hair’

This is the Final Weekend for Your 44th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Your 44th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco Japantown is on, once again, for 2011.

Here was the setup for Day 3 this AM complete with Honda generators and mad sake. You know, this pretty much looks just like every annual village festival in Japan:

But sadly, once again, my Hello Kitty SmartCar wan’t allowed to roll with all the Japanese iron. Oh well:

Here’s your overview, your sked, and your FAQ.

And the Big Parade comes tomorrow, Sunday, April 17th, 2011

And St. Mary’s Medical Center will conduct free medical screenings at the east end on Post near Laguna, same as usual:

It’s on!

All the deets, after the jump

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USF Undergraduate Jeddie Kawahatsu Crowned Queen of Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2011

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Famous San Francisco photographer David Yu was on hand over the weekend to photograph the 2011 Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Program.

Get all the deets, after the jump.

Princess Richelle Farley, Princess Kaori Saito, Princess Lauren Kawawaki, First Princess Tamiko Escalante, and Queen Jeddie Kawahatsu along with the gang from the 2010 Queen Program:

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All the deets, after the jump

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OMG, the Weather’s Great for the 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 in Japantown – April 9, 10, 16, 17

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Your 44th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco Japantown is on for 2011.

Here’s your overview, your sked, and your FAQ.

And tonight starting at 6:00 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Theatre, there’ll be the NCCBF Queen Program

…featuring Kaori Saito, Tamiko Escalante, Richelle Farley, Jeddie Kawahatsu, Lauren Kawawaki for 2011:

And on all four days, St. Mary’s Medical Center will conduct free medical screenings at the east end on post near Laguna, same as usual:

It’s on!

All the deets, after the jump

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Why is Bay Area Congressman Mike Honda So Blue? A Lesson in White Balance

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Somewhere down there in Silicon Valley / San Jose is California’s 15th Congressional District, represented by Congressman Mike Honda, O.K. fine.

Now, this is, or used to be, or still sort of is his official photo, possibly taken in Washington D.C., possibly a digital image that got scanned in, O.K. fine.

Now, was he wearing a white shirt that day? Honda in Bleu:

Can’t tell.

Oh, here were go. This alteration assumes he was wearing a white shirt and that his white hairs are, in fact, white, or colorless or whatever you want to call it. A few clicks yields:

Probably a bit on the purple side but oh well.

But this is what a professional illustrator did, taking things a bit further, white balance-wise and clicks-wise:

Point being, you can’t just scan in a photo and call it day, you gots to make sure that white is still white.

That is all.

 

Fear the Beard: Beard-Dye Fever Sweeps Over San Francisco

Friday, December 17th, 2010

See?

A reverse Costanza on Fell Street:

The Giant Topiary Bunny of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle Might Not Be a Bunny After All – The Reverse Angle from Fell

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

What I thought was a giant topiary bunny in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park might not be a bunny at all.

The reverse angle view is inconclusive – I can make out the bunny ears and cotton tail but I can’t explain the camel hump.

You Make The Call:

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San Francisco Hipster Makes a Hat Out of His Own Hair

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It’s an extraordinary experience to see an entirely different approach arranging hair.

As here:

As seen on Stockton Street. Click to expand

Well played.

Vladimir’s Beauty Salon Helps San Francisco Remember the 1980s

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Well here it is, way out in the Middle Richmond District- it’s a Patrick Nagel print from Yelp-rated Vladimir’s Beauty Salon, as seen at 6340 Geary Boulevard entre les avenues 27 et 28.

Won’t you agree that “Patrick Nagel’s artwork is ‘so 80′s’“?

Cliquez sur pour augmenter, mon ami:

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Here’s a little more 311 about the background of this Beauty Shop Nagel:

“Nagel’s figures generally have black hair, bright white skin, full-lipped mouths, and the distinctive Nagel eyes, which are often squared off in the later works. Because of the intense stylization and reduction of facial features into clean lines, generally the figures resemble each other.”

“While Nagel’s work is mostly represented by aloof, if also seductive women, they are rarely, if ever, presented in a submissive relationship with men.”

“Nagel’s artwork strongly influenced the illustration and clip art of the late 1980s and illustrations of women strongly resembling those seen in Nagel’s art were widely used in hair and nail salons and other beauty-oriented businesses.”

1980′s Fever – Catch It.