Our concept for this issue was simple: present wearable, affordable outfits from local stores, put 'em on some attractive, interesting pals and snap photos at some of our favorite spots that we think add to the overall charm and appeal of downtown San Diego.
Many thanks to our lovely models: Shanna Ramsower, James Pearce, Brita Kleingartner, Dominic Burns, Keiri Larsen, Angelo Gastelum, Robin Eisenberg and Jose Villalon. Thanks to Neighbourhood, Sugar Ltd., The Assembly, Kate Ross and Buzz for lending their clothes and style suggestions. T.U.K. loaned us 10 pairs of shoes, for which we're grateful. Fresh Salon and freelance stylist Diana Reyes made our models look even prettier. Thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Café Chloe, Wahrenbrock's bookstore and Altitude Skybar for letting us use their spaces. And, most important, photographer Andrew Printer (www.andrewprinter.com) for snapping some stunning shots and Clayton Karas and Roberto Gallardo for assisting him.--Kinsee Morlan and Kelly Davis
On Shanna: Black knit top by Choye Toi, courtesy of Neighbourhood, 4496 Park Blvd., 619-296-2100. Polka-dot pumps by T.U.K., 406 University Ave., 619-299-3747. Tights by American Apparel.
On James: Plaid shirt by Ben Sherman. Shoes by Clarks, both courtesy of T.U.K. Pants by Modern Amusement and sports jacket by Cojak, courtesy of Buzz Clothing, 630 10th Ave., 619-269-3764. Hair by Anh Duong, makeup by Isa Acasio at Fresh Salon, 1725 Monroe Ave., 619-692-0097.