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This Week’s Fashion Events: Fashion Shows, Sample Sales, Parties and more

There are a lot of fashion events to enjoy around the Bay Area this week, ranging from fashion lectures and discussions to fashion shows and parties…..And don’t forget about the hottest event of the week to get dressed up in your blue and yellow for – the Golden State Warriors victory parade on Friday, celebrating their 2015 NBA Championship win!

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

WEDNESDAY

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Marina Morrison Semiannual Summer Sample Sale, June 16 through June 30, 2015, 30 Maiden Lane, 4th Floor, SF, Store hours are Tuesday Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Marina Morrison will be hosting its semi-annual sample sale starting Tuesday, June 16 until Tuesday, June 30. A diverse selection of in-stock sample wedding gowns originally priced $3,000 to $10,000+ will be reduced significantly (up to 70%) for this special summer sale! Designer floor samples on sale include Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Anna Maier, Claire Pettibone, Mira Zwillinger and many more. No appointments needed for the sample sale.

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A Glance at the European Fashion World: The Dresses of Lanvin, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, UC Berkeley Moses Hall, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

UC Berkeley is hosting a fashion lecture with pattern maker Jante van der Hoeven. In the heart of Paris, Jante van der Hoeven works as pattern maker (patronnière) for Fashion House Lanvin. What does a pattern maker do, and what does it take to get there? Jante will talk about her personal journey that led her to the heart of fashion, where she creates glamorous dresses for celebrities like Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep and Kim Kardashian, to name a few.

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FiSF’s Public Workshop Series Presents: Using Blogs to Build Your Brand, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Macy’s Union Square, Men’s Department, 50 O’Farrell Street, 7th Floor, SF, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., ticket cost $25

Come hear leading fashion and lifestyle bloggers from j’adore couture (Kim Mitchell), Stylenik (Kristen Philipkoski) and A Pile of Chic (Leila Radan/Michele Gates) reveal what works and what won’t in building followers to grow your brand. San Francisco Chronicle STYLE contributor and fashion commentator Tony Bravo will moderate the discussion.

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Protect Your Product!, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Handcraft Studio School, 5885 Doyle Street, Emeryville, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., cost to attend is $25

For Urban Air Market’s June meet & greet workshop, they’ve teamed up with Handcraft Studio School to bring together two things that you rarely see in the same sentence: Getting crafty and learning about the law. Taught by Legally Vogue’s co-founders and Lord Bertram Attorneys Brad Carrick and Gregory Lemmons, this workshop is a great place to meet artists and designers and ask your burning business and legal questions.

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Splendor: Art, Music, Performance Art, Fashion Show, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street, SF, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Ticket cost $20, ages 21+

Join Splendor as they celebrate local Bay Area talent. This event will feature live music, an art gallery, performance art, a fashion show, and shopping. Some of the featured artists include: Spray Saints, theonlymaria, Natural, Ivan Vazquez, Giorgio landa, Star High Beauty, Danielle Silva, phenomENON, Sarah Rodriguez, Drea, plus many more!

THURSDAY
The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following events:

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Amour Vert One Year Anniversary Party, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 437 Hayes Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., RSVP required

Eco-conscious boutique Amour Vert is celebrating their one year anniversary at their Hayes Valley location. Enjoy a evening of shopping, mingling and refreshments!

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Pin Like a Pro: How to Use Pinterest for Your Business, Thursday, June 18, 2015, 215 15th Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cost to attend is $30

Join SFMade for this workshop to learn how you can use Pinterest to showcase your brand, better engage with your customers, and drive traffic to your website. The workshop will include product demo’s, usage of business accounts, helpful Pinterest tools, and business examples. Light refreshments will be served at this event.

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Dress For Success 10th Anniversary Gala, Thursday, June 18, 2015, Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, SF, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Ticket cost is $185

Join Dress for Success San Francisco as they celebrate 10 years of advancing women in the workforce at the 10th Annual Fashion Gala event, “Success: You Wear it Well.” The event will consist of a cocktail reception including tastings from top women chefs, a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, fashion show and plenty of inspiration. Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide will be on hand to celebrate Dress for Success San Francisco’s accomplishments over the past decade.

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Fashion+Tech Shopping Night at Bespoke, Thursday, June 18, 2015, Westfield Center, 845 Market Street, 4th Floor, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Check out Macy’s Fashion Incubator pop-up workshop/store at this happy hour event. Designers featured are Blade + Blue, Evgenia, Simple Pair, Kajan Cake and Pladra. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation Gala: 1930’s Hollywood Celebration of Life!, Thursday, June 18, 2015, The Payne Mansion, 1409 Sutter Street, SF, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Ticket cost is $50

Celebrate fashion and support the Heaven’s Door Cancer Foundation, a non-profit that serves women who are fighting cancer. The event includes a runway show featuring the beautiful designs of Gail Ballesteros-Shrive, entertainment, silent auction, fashion photography and more. Wine and refreshments will be served throughout the event. This is a great opportunity to support a wonderful cause, get dressed up and check out the latest fashion!

FRIDAY
The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following event:

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John Ablaza Couture Fashion Show, Friday, June 19, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, 6:00 p.m to 11:30 p.m., Ticket cost is $100

International eco-fashion designer, John Ablaza, who is known for his use of sustainable local materials in his designs is bringing his couture and culture Fashion show to the Bay Area for the very first time. John Ablaza is a Manila based designer with a cause whose awe-inspiring collections have already hit the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bahrain, Sydney and Toronto. The Couture & Culture Fashion Show is a high fashion, multicultural experience not to be missed!

SATURDAY

The Marina Morrison sample sale continues on Thursday in addition to the following events:

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Berkeley Urban Air Market, Saturday, June 20, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., no cost to attend

Urban Air Market in Berkely will showcase over 100 emering designers, musicians and artists that represent the Bay Area’s creative community. This event will feature a variety of locally made and handcrafted goods – including the latest in summer fashions and accessories, unique housewares and memorable Father’s Day Gifts.

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Macy’s welcomes legendary silver screen heartthrob, Tab Hunter!, Macy’s Union Square Men’s Store, 120 Stockton Street, SF, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., no cost to attend, space is limited

Macy’s and Framline39 are celebrating Pride+Joy with Hollywood Icon, Tab Hunter! Enjoy an interview discussion led by Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Jeffrey Schwarz who directed Tab’s latest film, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. After, you’ll get to meet Tab and get his autograph! Limited to the first 100 people to check in at the event.

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Viscera’s Half Birthday Celebration, Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1542 Broadway, Oakland, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., must RSVP by 6/18 – space is limited

Come celebrate Viscera’s half birthday! The event will feature live music, beer, wine and shopping. Since it’s a half-birthday party, their theme is ‘Half & Half’. Get creative and come up with a killer outfit. You could be man/ woman, or ying/yang (woo balance), the options are endless. The person with the best outfit will win a $100 gift card!

Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Champs!

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Congratulations Golden State Warriors on winning the NBA Title! The Bay Area’s 2015 NBA Champs!!!!

To shop for officially licensed Golden State Warriors NBA Champions gear, Sports Authority will be open late on Tuesday night and open early on Wednesday morning at 7am to accommodate Warriors fans. They will have Champions tees, caps, hoodies and more – including official locker room gear – at select Bay Area Sports Authority locations and online at www.sportsauthority.com, while supplies last. Make sure to get your gear in time for the victory parade this Friday in Oakland.

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Bay Area Sports Authority locations to contact for store hours, include:

San Francisco 1690 Folsom St. 415-734-9373
Stonestown 233 Winston Dr., San Francisco 415-682-8605
Emeryville 3839 Emery Str. 510-450-9400
San Leandro 1933 David St. 510-729-7432
San Mateo 2250 Bridgepointe Pkwy., Foster City 650-286-9900
Union City 31200 Courthouse Dr. 510-491-0473

Other websites to shop for official Warriors Champion Gear include:
http://www.warriorsteamstore.com/
http://www.fansedge.com/Golden_State_Warriors_Merchandise
http://www.fanatics.com/NBA_Golden_State_Warriors

Make sure to shop early, because items and sizes are predicted to sell out early. Show your support for Bay Area’s winning team!

Parade Details:
The Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland will host a parade and rally to honor the 2014-15 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Friday, June 19, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will begin on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on Grand Avenue, and right on Harrison to Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center for the Rally.

Fans can begin to line up for the Rally as early as 5:00 a.m. at Lakeshore and 12th Street.

BART will run extra trains through Oakland all day and will modify routes to accommodate parade and rally attendants. Pay close attention to signage and BART employee directions.

Details about taking AC Transit to the parade festivities, including information about bus detours in downtown Oakland, are available online at www.actransit.org.

This Week’s Fashion Events: Sample Sales, Fashion Shows and more

There’s no excuse to have a boring week in the Bay Area with all the exciting events happening! Some of the popular events include the North Beach Festival and Juneteenth Street Fair on June 13 and 14, the Red Bull Baylines on June 13, the Doobie Brothers at the Stern Grove Festival on June 14, and the Haight Ashbury Street Fair on June 14. Plus there’s the Warriors’ playoff games viewing parties, of course! In addition, there’s an amazing line-up of fashion events throughout the week to enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
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Gap+Birchbox Summer Beauty Shop Launch, Wednesday, June 10,2015, 890 Market Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Julia Engel of GalMeetsGlam.com invites you to celebrate the launch of Gap + Birchbox summer beauty shop. The event will include beauty makeovers, complimentary champagne and light bites, 30% discount off Gap merchandise and samples!

FiSF Friends and Family Night at Bespoke
FiSF Friends & Family Night at Bespoke, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Bespoke, 845 Market Street, Suite 450, SF, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, no cost to attend

Join emerging designers Peter of Blade + Blue, Stephanie of Evgenia, Jessie of Simple Pair, Cake of Kajan Cake and Jeff of Pladra for a night of style in their new pop up space. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know Bespoke’s designers and the inspiration behind their work – and shop their current collections! Style and fit consultations are available until they close at 8:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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WearTechCon: Connected Systems and Wearable Design, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Wix Lounge, 500 Terry A Francois Building, 6th Floor, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost of $15

Join Wearable Tech Meetup and SF Design Week for a panel discussion with industry experts and thought leaders as they look at trends and strategies for platforms, eco-systems and IoT and their implications for the design, development and future direction of wearable technology. The event will also feature an innovative fashion installation by fashion designer Sylvia Heisel.

THURSDAY,JUNE 11
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Anomie Pop-Up Shop Opening Night Social, Thursday, June 11, 2015, The Mason Jar, 2149 Union Street, SF, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, no cost to attend

eCommerce retailer Anomie is having its first pop up store event. This is a great opportunity to shop their items in person instead of completely online. The pop up store only runs through Sunday, so make sure to stop by before it’s gone.

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Wear to Ware, Designing Wearable Products, Thursday, June 11,2015, GitHub, 275 Brannan Street, SF, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ticket cost $15

Wearables have been a growing hot topic over the past few years and now getting more attention than ever. Apple finally released it’s watch, Disney just spent $1B reimagining their theme park with MagicBands and Oculus is enabling you to put on new realities. At this intersection of hardware, software and fashion design, lies a new world of wearable products (and platforms) that connect you to a set of untethered, hands-free experiences. This panel discussion event will explore the design challenges and opportunities faced when working on products that you wear to augment your reality or transport you to someone else’s. They’ll look at the different categories from fashion, fitness, sports, health to virtual reality.

FRIDAY,JUNE 12
The Anomie pop up shop continues today, in addition to the following events:
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Vinyl Opening Reception at Wonderland SF, Friday, June 12, 2015, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, no cost to attend

Wonderland is hosting an opening reception of their latest gallery installation “Vinyl” – featuring painting on vinyl artwork of 60 artists. This Mission boutique also contains a beautiful selection of local designer’s clothes and accessories. Enjoy the perfect trifecta of wine, art and fashion.

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Parallel Constellations at Crown Nine Jewelry, Friday, June 12, 2015, 515 9th Street, Oakland, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, no cost to attend

Crown Nine is hosting a reception for Amy Tavern’s illustrative collection of beautiful jewelry art. Each piece in the Parallel Constellation collection is an intriguing statement of dimensional art and adornment. RSVP for a 10% discount during the event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

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Marjorie Baer Sample Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Marjorie Baer Studio, 1389 Lowrie Ave, South San Francisco, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, no cost to attend

Marjorie Baer’s one-day summer sample sale has arrived. This is a rare opportunity to shop her collection of beautiful crafted jewelry at less than wholesale prices!

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Hinano Warehouse Sale, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Spinnaker Yacht Club, 75 Pesador Point Drive, San Leandro, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, donation of two cans of food requested for entry

Hinano is having an exclusive NorCal ond-day warehouse sale – tees, tanks, hats, jackets and more at 60-80% off retail. Nothing over $20! Founded in 1955, this apparel brand celebrates the Polynesian island lifestyle, evident in the casual, relaxed styling of their designs.

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Westgate Center Model Search – ages toddler through 18, Saturday, June 13, 2015, Westgate Center, 1600 Saratoga Avenue (center court in front of Ross), San Jose, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, no cost to attend

Be in the Westgate Center Back to School Fashion Show on August 8, 2015! You could win a modeling contract with HMM/Halvorson Model Management and a photoshoot with Aleza Photography. Be sure to bring a current picture and a smile! Applicants must be between the ages of 3.5 to 18 years old.

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Ministry of Supply Birthday Party, June 13, 2015, 1903 Fillmore Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, RSVP to reserve your slice of cake

Three years ago the Ministry of Supply launched the Apollo, a performance dress shirt designed to keep you from getting too hot or too cold. Since then, they’ve continued to test, iterate, and improve, introducing new products that tackle the common pain points in everyday apparel. Join Ministry of Supply as they celebrate their third birthday with a chance to meet an MOS co-founder, drinks and snacks, and a raffle for products at the store. (First 100 people to visit the store that day get an exclusive gift bag, too.)

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TalkStyle Fashion Show, Saturday, June 13, 2015, SOMarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $20 to $50

The Art Institute of California- San Francisco is hosting their annual student fashion show “TalkStyle. Two consecutive shows will be presented in the industrial setting of SOMArts Gallery (934 Brannan Street, San Francisco). The first is a Preview Show at 4:30 pm followed by a VIP-only fashion show at 7:00 pm and reception at 8:00 pm.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
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Summer Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Fort Mason Center, Fleet Room, Bldg D, SF, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, ticket cost is $25

Over a half a dozen designers will showcase their collections on the runway. This event will also feature live art,music, vendors and more. All ages are welcome.

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Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Urban Airship, Kate Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Come to Kate Street for an afternoon of shopping, BBQ, beer and music! This event will feature handmade clothing, skin care, jewelry and more by local designers. Some of the brands showcased include Dirty Blonde by Allison Leigh Jones, A Line Called K by Atousa, Invisible hero Clothing, Miss Velvet Cream, Silver Lucy Design, and Tamo Design.

Bella Mar Fashion Show
Bella Mar Boutique 1st Anniversary Party Fashion Show, Sunday, June 14, 2015, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, SF, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, ages 21 and up, ticket cost is free to $25

Join Bella Mar Boutique, Mia Marcelle & Atzi Designs for a summer fashion event as Bella Mar Boutique celebrates their 1st Year Anniversary. The afternoon will include live entertainment, and a fashion show featuring the hottest summer styles.

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Vixen by Reese: Swimsuit Launch Party, Sunday, June 14, 2015, The Bay Club – Santa Clara, 3250 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $10 to $20

Come celebrate the launch of Vixen by Reese swimsuit collection with a pool party and fashion show. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool with drinks, live entertainment and fashion.

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Soulye Sundays, Sunday, June 14, 2015, Shadow Ultra Lounge, 341 13th Street, Oakland, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Soulye Sundays is an art fusion day party featuring fashion, art exhibits, live mannequin models, live DJ music and spoken word. CanDid Art Accessories will be featured fashion brand at this event.

Weekend Fashion Events: Fashion Shows, Shopping Events & More

Finally the weekend! If you need some ideas on what to do, check out this weekend’s fashion event listing below.

{Also, other type of events in the Bay Area worth checking out include Friday Nights at the de Young Museum, the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley (Judy Blume and other authors will make special appearances), Grand Opening Party of CREAM Oakland (serving up free ice cream sandwiches), the 39th Union Street Festival, SF Design Week events, Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival, East Bay Open Studios, MAPP community art event in the Mission, and of course the Warriors playoff game on Sunday!}

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, enjoy it with style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th
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Urban Outfitters MRKT PLACE, Friday, June 5, 2015, Urban Outfitters Union Square, 80 Powell Street, SF, 5:00-9:00pm, no cost to attend

Kick off your Friday Happy Hour at Urban Outfitters! They’re bringing together and showcasing local artists and shops from around the Bay Area at their Powell Street location (80 Powell St). Artists and vendors showcased include Wallflower, Alexandra Zee, Amanda Hunt Jewelry, Root & Riot and Tar & Feather Vintage. Urban Outfitters is offering 10% off full-priced merchandise & 30% of sale items with the use of their UO app! Make sure to download it and save money at checkout!

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Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, 7:00-10:00pm, SOLD OUT

Enjoy fashion through the twentieth century! The Legion of Honor is hosting a cocktail party to celebrate their latest exhibit, “High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.” The event is sold out, but try to score tickets if you’re super resourceful.

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SF Mansion Gala Red Carpet Gatsby Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Location TBD, ticket cost $100-$150

Celebrate fashion for a cause at this event that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Local model and business woman Rumiko McCarthy will be hosting this event with a fashion show featuring the designs of Mariya Milovidova and Rory Castillo. Fashion events are event better when they benefit a great non-profit organization!

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Art Indulgence SF, Friday, June 5, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 9:00pm-2:00am

Stop by Mercer and indulge in the arts. Art Indulgence is a series of local art inspired events to promote the artist community within the Bay Area. This event will feature various designer works, including those of Eve-Lynne Miyasaki and Rebecca Rose Vandersteen. Items will be available for purchase at the event.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th
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Spring India Day at Union Square, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 333 Post Street, SF, 11:00am – 7:00pm, no cost to attend, no RSVP necessary

This free annual festival celebrates Indian culture with exhibits that include a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, henna artists, Bollywood dancing, music, and a fashion show. Food booths will serve Indian delicacies and vendors will be selling fine crafts and fashion.

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BlacMéra Sample Sale, Saturday, June 6, 2015, BlacMéra Concept Showroom, 1400 Rollins Road, Suite A, Burlingame, 11:00am-4:00pm, RSVP required.

Sample sale! This exclusive designer sample sale will feature brands Atelier Prélude, Prima Jiva, and BlacMéra. Shopping at a discount is always enjoyable! RSVP is required to attend and shop.

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Sports Authority Golden State Warriors Party, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Sports Authority, 2250 Bridgepointe Parkway, Foster City, 11:00am-1:00pm, no cost to attend

Sports Authority is hosting a Golden State Road to the Cup Party at their San Mateo location for Warriors fans looking to gear up for the Finals. The event will include prizes, a face painter, a photo booth and a live DJ. Plus, Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry will be making an appearance and signing autographs from 11am–1pm.

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Santana Row Fashion Show, Saturday June 6, 2015, Santana Row, San Jose, 1:00-2:30pm and 4:00-5:30pm, ticket cost $50

The Santana Row Summer Fashion Show is back, poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest luxury residential community. Their 7th annual runway event will include a beauty lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. There are two different fashion show options with one starting at 1pm and the other at 4pm. This event benefits the non-profit Pets In Need.

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Union Street Festival Fashion Show, Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015, Octavia & Union Street, SF, 2:00pm and 3:00 pm both days, no cost to attend

The Union Street Fashion Show has quickly become one of the highlights of the Union Street Festival. This year’s lineup is sure to bring even more excitement with Nike, Liv Fashion, Simply Chic, Lorna Lane, LF Store, Sprout, & Sui Generis. Each retailer will be showcasing their top picks for spring and summer!

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Wine, Women & Shoes Charity Fashion Event, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton, 6:00-9:30pm, Ticket cost $100

Enjoy an evening of fashion & compassion at Wine Women and Shoes benefiting the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation! Sip fine wines, mingle with charming Shoe Guys, shop designer fashions, savor delicious food bites and bid on incredible auction lots. The “Key to the Closet” raffle is worth over $12,000. In addition, enjoy a glamorous fashion show by Macy’s and strut your most fabulous footwear for the Best in Shoe awards. Amazing swag bag for all guests.

Dazzle for a Cause
Dazzle for a Cause Fashion Show, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, SF, 6:30-11:00pm, $75 ticket cost

Enjoy a dazzling evening of Indian culture with the who’s who of the Bay Area while helping uplift the lives of underprivileged children. Delight in the “role model” fashion show featuring community leaders paired with runway models. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and sip beverages from the full bar while being entertained by live performances. Proceeds from the event benefit the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe.

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Pret-A-Porter SF: Emerging Designers RTW Fashion Exhibit, Saturday, June 6, 2015, Taylor Monroe SF, 448 Grove Street, SF, 7:00-11:00pm, $20 ticket cost

As a part of SF Design Week, SFFAMA is hosting their popular annual Pret-A-Porter Fashion Show. This event is known for showcasing talented up-and-coming designers in an impressive runway show. Collections featured this year are Hao R U by Hao Dong, King’s Gambit by Tim Ho, Winddresser by Mila Hagin, Multiply by Sara Ahli and Yang Qu. This show is one of the fashion highlights of the year!

SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH
The Union Street Fashion Show continues on Sunday, June 7th at 2pm and 3pm.

Santana Row’s Annual Summer Fashion Soiree this Saturday

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Santana Row, San Jose’s upscale outdoor shopping destination, will be hosting their 7th Annual Summer Fashion Show, featuring a runway show, beauty activities and more. This year’s fashion event will benefit the animal shelter “Pets In Need” and will take place poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest resort-style residence. Guests will also have a chance to see what Misora is all about, luxury living at its finest in the 212-unit resort style residence. Completed last year, it offers such amenities as a lounging pool with cabanas and lab pool, concierge services, private cinema, fitness studio, chef’s demonstration facilities, wine lockers and a wine tasting room.

The runway show will feature the season’s best looks for men and women from Santana Row retailers that will be available for purchase right after the event. Some of the retailers showcasing their styles are Scotch & Soda, Letarte Swimwear, Annieglass, Ted Baker, Boutique Harajuku, Bonobos, H&M, Calypso St. Barth and Franco Uomo. After the fashion show, many of the stores will host after-parties offering complimentary champagne, personal stylists and more. The event promises to be an exciting showcase a great range of summer’s hottest fashion that will reinvigorate anyone’s wardrobe.

Scene from last year's Summer Fashion Show.

Scene from last year’s Summer Fashion Show. Photo courtesy of Santana Row.


Local NBC Bay Area news celebrity Kira Klapper has been chosen to emcee the event. Through her work at NBC, Kira has become passionate about helping find homes for the animals at Pets In Need, Northern California’s first no-kill shelter located in Redwood City. In show of support for the non-profit organization, Santana Row will be donating proceeds from 15 percent of ticket sales. Past non-profit benefactors from Santana Row’s Summer Fashion Show includes the Vernon Davis Foundation of the Arts, the Family Violence Protection Fund and the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends.

In discussing this year’s event, Santana Row’s Marketing Director Collette Navarrette said, “When the opportunity arose to contribute to Pets in Need, we were honored to offer our support. It’s rewarding to see a fashionable affair raise funds for a wonderful cause. It’s truly a win win–we can bring the community together and raise communal awareness and funds.”

In addition to enjoying the fashion show, attendees will have access to the event’s Beauty Lounge, where they can sip complimentary champagne as they get pampered from Drybar and Bellarmine Salon and shop the hottest accessories from Santana Row stores Letarte Swimwear, Beau Bijou, Annieglass and others. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres from Santana Row restaurants will also be served. All guests will also receive a “Passion for Fashion” shopping card that entitles them to discounts around the Row and the opportunity to win prizes at the fashion show.

Based on the success of their previous Summer Fashion Shows, combined with warm weather predicted for Saturday in San Jose, this annual poolside fashion show soiree will be an event not to be missed.

Poolside runway at the 2014 Summer Fashion Show at Santana Row.  Photo courtesy of Santana Row.

Poolside runway at the 2014 Summer Fashion Show at Santana Row. Photo courtesy of Santana Row.


What: Santana Row Summer Fashion Show featuring the best summer designs from Santa Row’s retailers, in-store after parties, special shopping opportunities
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015, two fashion show options at 1pm and 4pm
Where: Santana Row, Misora – poolside, 355 Santana Row, San Jose, 95128
Cost to attend: $50 ticket price, inclusive of fashion show, Beauty Lounge, drinks, hors d’ouevres, discount shopping card

Additional info on Santana Row can be found at www.santanarow.com and on Pets In Need can be found at www.petsinneed.org.

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Fashion Shows, BlacMéra Sample Sale & More

There are a lot of great fashion events in the Bay Area this week that you won’t want to miss. The Clift Hotel is celebrating their centennial birthday with various events throughout the week. Poshmark is throwing a Posh Party for all the SF fashionistas out there. Also make sure to watch the NBA playoffs with the Warriors, starting this Thursday!

Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

MONDAY, JUNE 1st
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Clift Centennial Week Fashion Show and Harputs Pop-Up Shop, Monday, June 1, 2015, 495 Geary Street, SF, 6:00-10:00 pm

Historic Landmark Clift Hotel is kicking off their week long centennial celebrations with a fashion show and Harputs pop-up shop tonight. Make sure to check out their website for other events they are hosting throughout the week.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd
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Style Wars Discussion – California Cool, Tuesday, June 2, 2015,SFAQ Project Space, 441 O’Farrell Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, no cost to attend

Enjoy food, music and discussion as SFAQ hosts a dialogue on the power of style with Clair Daigle, Sampada Aranke, Ella Diaz, Genine Lentine and Asuka Ohsawa. They will discuss what contributes to “California Cool” style.

Casual Chic Posh Party
Casual Chic Posh Party, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 6:00-9:00pm, No cost to attend, RSVP required.

Join the Poshmark team for a cocktail party. Mingle with the city’s most stylish, enjoy tasty cocktails and findo ut what Poshmark is all about. Come dressed in your best casual chic attire and showcase what your style is all about!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd
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Renaissance Fashion Series – Legal Workshop, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Renaissance SOMA, 275 5th Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm

As a part of a fashion series, the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a workshop on the legal aspects of the fashion industry. An experiences business and real estate attorney will also be part of a discussion for any questions you may have.

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Clift Centennial Week Wearable World Fashion Show,Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Clift Hotel, 495 Geary Street, SF, 6:00-10:00pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Come marvel at the newest wearable technology presented by Wearable World. The Clift Hotel is hosting a Wearable Tech and Virtual Reality Mixer as part of their 100th birthday celebration.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th
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Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, 7:00-10:00pm, SOLD OUT

Enjoy fashion through the twentieth century! The Legion of Honor is hosting a cocktail party to celebrate their latest exhibit, “High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.” Event is sold out, but try to score tickets if you’re super resourceful.

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SF Mansion Gala Red Carpet Gatsby Cocktail Party, Friday, June 5, 2015, Location TBD, ticket cost $100-$150

Celebrate fashion for a cause at this event that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Local model and business woman Rumiko McCarthy will be hosting this event with a fashion show featuring the designs of Mariya Milovidova and Rory Castillo. Fashion events are event better when they benefit a great cause!

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Art Indulgence SF, Friday, June 5, 2015, Mercer, 255 Rhode Island Street, SF, 9:00pm-2:00am

Stop by Mercer and indulge in the arts. Art Indulgence is a series of local art inspired events to promote the artist community within the Bay Area. This event will feature designer works, including those of Eve-Lynne Miyasaki and Rebecca Rose Vandersteen.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th

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Spring India Day at Union Square, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 333 Post Street, SF, 11:00am – 7:00pm, no cost to attend, no RSVP necessary

Spring India Day is the first Indian themed event by WomenNow. The event will showcase Indian history, rich culture, fashion, entertainment and tourism!

BlacMera Sample Sale
BlacMéra Sample Sale, Saturday, June 6, 2015, BlacMéra Concept Showroom, 1400 Rollins Road, Suite A, Burlingame, 11:00am-4:00pm, RSVP required.

Sample Sale! This exclusive designer sample sale will feature brands Atelier Prélude, Prima Jiva, and BlacMéra. Shopping at a discount is always enjoyable!

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Santana Row Fashion Show, Saturday June 6, 2015, Santana Row, San Jose, 1:00-2:30pm and 4:00-5:30pm, ticket cost $50

The Santana Row Summer Fashion Show is back, poolside at Misora, Santana Row’s newest luxury residential community. Their 7th annual runway event will include a beauty lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvres. There are two different fashion show options with one starting at 1pm and the other at 4pm. This event benefits the non-profit Pets In Need.

The Week Ahead In Fashion: Nigel Barker at Macy’s, Electric Fashion at Neiman Marcus, Dogs on the Catwalk at the SPCA and more

Fashion, Festivals and Warriors Fanatics in the Bay Area this week!

The Western Conference playoff games between the Warriors and the Rockets has the entire Bay Area buzzing with excitement, with many looking forward to a win at home. Fun festivals to enjoy include the San Francisco International Arts Festival that runs through June 7th and BottleRock Napa Valley a 3 day festival of music, food, wine and brew.

Fashion happenings in the Bay Area include:

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th
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Electric Fashion Cocktail Party, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Neiman Marcus- The Rotunda Restaurant, 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, 5-7pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Join Christine Suppes, Frederic Aranda and Ken Downing as they discuss and celebrate the launch of the new book “Electric Fashion.” RSVP is required as space is limited. Books will be available for author signing.

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La Dolce Vita Showcase – Spring Edition, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Drake Lounge, 508 4th Street, SF, 6-9pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Atelier Prélude, Livelovemoda and sasha maks vintage are hosting an evening of shopping, fashion and entertainment. Models will be showcasing the latest collections through a live photoshoot.

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Macy’s and Nigel Barker: a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’Farrell Street, 6-8pm, no cost to attend

Join Macy’s ‘in conversation’ with photographer, author and former model, Nigel Barker! Discover how he became one of the most influential personalities of fashion and entertainment, and was first introduced to modeling by his mother, a former Miss Sri Lanka, and one of the first Sri Lankan models to work internationally. Plus, purchase his New York Times bestselling book, “Models of Influence: 50 Women who Reset the Course of Fashion”, at the event and get it signed by Nigel himself!

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Carbon Five Discussion: Warehouse Wizardry, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Carbon Five, 585 Howard Street, Floor 2, SF, 6:30-9:00pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

For those who love to geek out over supply-chain logistics, this event is for you! Join carbon Five for an insightful talk from two innovators in the field of warehouse logistics and data science. Find out how merchandise moves and the innovation that is making an impact in the industry.

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Make & Mingle – Fabric Lights Workshop, Wednesdsay, May 27, 2015, Sticky Art Lab, 1682 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7-9pm, ages 21+, $25 cost to attend

Get your craft on using upcycled and reuse materials. The $25 cost to attend covers materials, instruction, snacks and adult beverages.

THURSDAY, MAY 28th

Ladt Gaga and Tony Bennett Great Performances: "Cheek to Cheek" Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 28th, 2014

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Great Performances: “Cheek to Cheek”
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 28th, 2014


Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are in the Bay Area, performing at the Concord Pavilion. That alone is the fashion, entertainment event of the year! If you were not so lucky to score tickets, other fashion events to enjoy include:

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The Beauty Happy Hour at Carbon Five, Thursday, May 28, 2015, Carbon Five, 585 Howard Street, Floor 2, SF, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Join Carbon Five and fashion app “Beauty Noted” founder Sarah Kortschak for a glass of wine, makeup tips, mini makeovers and Sephora giveaways.

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From Inception to Retail: Starting a Line, Thursday, May 28, 2015, FIDM SF Campus, 55 Stockton Street, SF, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, $15 students, $20 FIDM alumni, $30 public

A panel of industry experts will provide information to those entering the apparel industry and for seasoned professionals looking for additional resources.

FRIDAY, MAY 29th
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Dogs on the Catwalk Cocktail Party, Friday, May 29, 2015, SF SPCA, 201 Alabama Street, SF, no cost to attend, RSVP required

Get a front row seat at the catwalk for the 7pm fashion show featuring Claire Farwell and Jill Milan. Many have seen designer Claire Farwell’s beautiful gowns on the Hollywood red carpets. Now you’re invited to see her latest designs in person! Luxury handbag designer Jill Milan, who counts actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway as clients, will be showing her latest Italian made, cruelty-free purses. Meanwhile, our four legged friends will be working the catwalk in Scutte and Yap apparel for dogs!

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Brides for a Cause: Charity Wedding Dress Sale, Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015, The Domain Hotel, 1085 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:00pm, $20 to attend on Friday, no cost to attend on Saturday and Sunday

Looking for a wedding dress? Enjoy a VIP sneak peek preview and purchase before the sale opens for the public. Shop the racks of over 500 beautiful, discounted wedding dresses at up to 75% off. Complimentary food and drinks will be served at the Friday preview. The shopping event continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm with no admission cost.

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Red Carpet Fashion Show for a Cause, Friday, May 29, 2015, Henderson Design, 1798 Bryant Street, SF, 6:30 – 10:00 pm, ticket cost ranges from $20 to $50

Celebrate fashion for a cause at this fundraiser fashion show featuring the works of designer Tuan Tran. Fashion Designer Tuan Tran will be unveiling his latest works in a high-fashion show featuring both women’s and men’s apparel. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Foundation.

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Joshu+Vela Opening Party, Friday, May 29, 2015, 3042 16th Street, SF, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, RSVP required

Joshu+Vela has officially opened the doors to their Tradeshop in the Mission, and want to celebrate! They’re throwing an opening party in their new space on May 29th. Fort Point Beer Company, Workhorse Rye and Birdview Distillery will be serving up drinks, they’ll have tasty food, and you’ll go home with a special party favor.

SATURDAY, MAY 30th & SUNDAY, MAY 31st
The Brides for a Cause wedding dress shopping event continues today in addition to these events:

Treasure Island Flea, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Ave. of the Palms, Treasure Island, SF, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, $3 to attend, children 12 and under is free, pet friendly

Treasure Island Flea is celebrating four years of thier unique outdoor market. The event offers great shopping with 400+ curated vendors like antiques & collectibles, vintage, indie designers, and more. These are also lots of entertainment, food options and more – all for just $3 Admission. Make sure to RSVP on their Facebook site for a $5 shopping credit!

SF Etsy Summer Indie Emporium
SF Etsy Summer Indie Emporium, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pier 35, SF, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, no cost to attend

The SF Etsy team will host a maker’s market as part of the PossibL Festival celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the World’s Fair in San Francisco. The Indie Emporium will be open to the public for free! “The Worlds Fair of Creative Ideas” is where industry experts and leaders will come from around the world to work with attendees — together we will build the tools needed to create thriving communities. PossibL is an event like never before. Sit in on a presentation on a panel on Resilient Communities, participate in the Creatix, tell the camera your story for a chance to be on FreeSpeechTV, shop at the SF Etsy Indie Emporium, discover the Local Food Lab and so much more!

However you decide to spend your week, enjoy it in style!

Macy’s Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Nigel Barker

Macy's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Throughout the year, Macy’s is known for celebrating heritage and engaging customers in unique events resulting in memorable experiences that transcend the average shopping trip. Some of the famous iconic events include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony and the Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama fashion extravaganza. During the month of May, Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco has shown their support for the community by hosting numerous events in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

May is a national delegated month to celebrate people of Asian and Pacific Island descent within the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage month was signed into law in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. The month of May was chosen because it commemorates when the first Japanese immigrated to the U.S. on May 7, 1843 and the anniversary of the completion transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was primarily built by Chinese immigrants.

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Macy’s Union Square hosted special in-store celebrations. They featured popular Asian chefs, such as Azalina Eusope of Malaysian descent, who showcased their culinary skills with cooking demos and tastings. Macy’s also featured cultural performances by local groups and appearances by famous people of Asian Pacific descent.

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In continuation of the month-long festivities, this Wednesday, May 25th, the Union Square store will host a discussion and customer reception with Nigel Barker, an internationally celebrated photographer and creative presence within the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries. Macy’s has partnered with Barker, who is of Sri Lankan descent, to share his stories and expertise with their customers.

Barker recently released the book “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion,” profiling 50 women who have influenced the modeling and fashion industries and have challenged the perception of beauty. Attendees who purchase his New York Times bestselling book at the event will have the opportunity to get it signed by Nigel himself. During the discussion, find out how he became one of the most influential personalities of fashion and entertainment and how he was first introduced to modeling by his mother, a former Miss Sri Lanka who was one of the first Sri Lankan models to work internationally.

Join Macy’s as they celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage through influential people who are making an impact in their industries and community.

WHAT: Nigel Barker will be at Macy’s Union Square for his next stop in a special tour hosted by Macy’s in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Barker will tour Macy’s stores across the country to discuss fashion, photography, and his heritage.
After the discussion, Barker and will sign copies of his NY Times Best Selling Book, Models of Influence, with qualifying book purchase.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00PM

WHERE: Macy’s Union Square, 3rd Floor, Impulse department, 170 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

Fashion Icon Iris Apfel, Inspiring Individuality

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The highly anticipated fashion documentary “Iris” is playing at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco for a limited release from Friday, March 8th through Thursday, May 14th. The film excellently captures the extraordinary vision of style icon Iris Apfel, who has influenced fashion and interior design for over 75 years.

SYNOPSIS:
The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”
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Iris Barrell Apfel was born August 29, 1921 in Astoria, Queens, to Sadye Barrell, a lawyer and fashion boutique owner, and importer Samuel Barrell. From the time she was a child, individual style in all of its iterations was Iris’s passion. She followed her father to jobs at Elsie de Wolfe’s legendary interior design studio and helped her mother style store windows.

ABOUT IRIS:
After studying fine arts at New York University, Iris landed her first full-time job at Women’s Wear Daily, eventually going on to apprentice with interior designer Elinor Johnson, and then beginning her own interior design business. In 1948, she married Carl Patel, an advertising executive, and together they founded Old World Weavers, manufacturing fabrics Iris imagined but could not find for her many design projects. From 1948 until 1992, Carl and Iris helped restore the fabrics of most major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the White House. As they traveled the world, Iris became a dogged collector of textiles she transformed into clothing and artifacts she turned into jewelry. Iris was increasingly admired for her fearless and original style — while other women were dressing in head-to-toe designers, Iris combined haute couture tops with pants fashioned from church vestments and tribal jewelry. She mixed designer pieces with flea market finds, transforming dressing to improvised artistic expression.
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In 2005, the Metropolitan Museum approached Iris about sharing her collections.

The show, “Iris Patel, Rare Bird of Fashion,” showcasing Iris’s irreverent style, became a runaway hit and travelled the country making Iris, at age of 87, a self-described “geriatric starlet.” Iris’s broad appeal landed her on the pages of publications as diverse as European editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as well as PAPER and Dazed and Confused. Along the way, becoming a favorite model of Bruce Weber. She appeared in a Coach Ads, designed a sell-outline for MAC Cosmetics and now sells clothing and accessories on HSN. She is a visiting professor of School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas, where selected students join her annually for a weeklong tour of the fashion industry that involves every aspect of the business.
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WHO’S WHO IN IRIS:
Harold Koda – Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Margaret Russell – Editor-In-Chief, Architectural Digest
Alexis Bittar, Duro Olowu, Naeem Khan, Dries van Noten – Fashion Designers
Mickey Boardman – Editorial Director, PAPER Magazine
Linda Fargo – SVP Fashion and Store Presentation, Bergdorf Goodman
Tavi Gevinson – Writer (Style Rookie), editor (Rookie Magazine) and actress
David Hoey – Senior Director, Visual Presentation, Bergdorf Goodman
Jenna Lyons – Executive Creative Director, J. Crew
Bruce Weber – Photographer

The Week Ahead in Fashion: SFMade Week, Warehouse Sales and more!

There is a wide range of fun events happening in the Bay Area this week, in addition to all of the fashion events. The San Francisco International Film Festival events continue throughout the week. The San Francisco OysterFest at Golden Gate Park is happening on Saturday, with a line-up of oysters plus amazing musical talents. The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is happening an Union Square on Saturday. The first SF PorchFest music event premiers this Saturday in various locations throughout the Mission and Noe Valley. There are also a great variety of fashion events occurring throughout the week. Whatever you do, enjoy the week in style!

ONGOING
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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, March 14 – July 19, 2015, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Avenue, SF, Ticket cost ranges from free to $36

Gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last one hundred years—including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and Charles James—trace the evolution of fashion in the 20th century. See this exclusive West Coast presentation at the Legion of Honor of Brooklyn Museum’s distinguished costume collection.

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“Dior and I” limited theatre release, April 27 to April 30, 2015, Landmark Theatres, Opera Plaza Cinema, 601 Van Ness Avenue, SF, Various showtimes, ticket cost varies

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

TUESDAY, MAY 5th
SF Made Week
SFMADE Week 2015, Monday, May 4 thru Sunday, May 10, 2015, Various Venues in SF, cost to attend depends on event

SFMade presents a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them and where to buy them. Events throughout the weeks include factory tours, shopping events, workshops, and more.

What’s happening during SFMade Week?

Ramp It Up! on Thursday, May 7
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/ramp-it-up/
Celebrate five years of growing our vibrant manufacturing community, and come party with us at Ramp It Up!

Free Factory Tours
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/factory-tours/
Tour of some of the city’s best known and emerging artisan manufacturers’ factories.

Classes
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/demos-classes/
Take classes and pick up a new craft with your favorite manufacturers across the city.

Makerhoods
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/makerhoods/
Check out events by neighborhood to explore San Francisco’s manufacturing districts!

Beer & Wine Trail
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/beer-wine-trail/
Taste, tour, and toast during these special events with independent wineries and breweries.

Pop-Up Shop & Sales
http://www.sfmade.org/events-services/sfmade-week/shop-sfmade/
Shop for SFMade products at these special pop-ups and sales.
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Cinco de Mayo Spicer Sample Sale, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 2341 3rd Street, SF, 11am – 6pm, no cost to attend

Come join the fiesta at Spicer’s Cinco De Mayo sample sale! Enjoy 30-70% off spring 2015 samples, cork bags & more. There will be complimentary margaritas and chips. It will also be the perfect time to do some Mother’s Day shopping!

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V.Vale and Ed Hardy in Discussion, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, SFAQ[Project]Space, 449 O’Farrel Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm, no cost to attend

A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in the Sixties, Ed Hardy will discuss his lifetime of research, insistence on continual artistic innovation, and anthropological book publishing, with V. Vale, the San Francisco publisher of Search & Destroy and RE/Search.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th
SFMade’s events continue through the city with workshops, pop-up shops, sales and more!
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Intro Renaissance Fashion Series: Define, build and sell your brand the right way, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Renaissance-SoMa, 275 5th Street, SF, 5:45pm – 9pm

Are you ready to start your own fashion business, meet experts in your industry and get helpful advice on fashion marketing, branding, pricing, prototyping and much more? Renaissance is hosting a 5 part fashion series that will walk you through different aspects of starting and owning your own business within the industry.

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April In Paris: Tour and Demonstration, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, April in Paris, 15 Clement Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm, $5 to attend

Leather artisan, Béatrice Amblard, will discuss and demonstrate the traditional techniques of the craft. Amblard has more than 30 years of experience in her uncommon trade, and started her training with Hermès in Paris.

THURSDAY, MAY 7th
SFMade events continue throughout the city. ArtPoint is hosting a “Botticelli to Braque” Reception and Scotch Tasting at the de Young Museum. Other events to enjoy include:

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Ramp It Up! SFMade’s 5th Anniversary Party, Thursday, May 7, 2015, Harmonic Brewing, 1426 Minnesota Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm, $25 ticket cost

This year SF Made is taking over one of the Dogpatch’s most unique buildings, which is home to the metal shop and showroom of ShopFloor Design and San Francisco’s newest brewery, Harmonic Brewing (not open to the public yet!) The event will include food pairings, maker booths and shopping experiences. Celebrate SF Made’s five years of growing San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing community!

FRIDAY, MAY 8th
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Iris, Friday, May 8 thru Thursday, May 14, 2015, Landmark Theatres – Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore Street, SF, Various showtimes, ticket cost varies

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

SATURDAY, MAY 9th
It’s the last two days to enjoy SFMade’s events throughout the city. Other events to enjoy include:
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BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Fort Mason Center, Building C – Room C260 2nd Floor, Free, 10am – 4pm

Join the BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere, or find the perfect cocktail dress with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (with an additional 10% if you pay cash). Labels include BCBG, Kain Label and Wren.

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Secession Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Secession Art and Design, 3235 Mission Street, SF, 12pm – 4pm

Shop at Secession’s Mother’s Day collection with a special pop-up on Saturday May 9, 12-4pm, featuring stylish everyday wear by Theia Grazi and swimwear by Kinda Fancy. Both San Francisco companies pair well for summer travel, or a warm day at Ocean Beach. (It happens sometimes!) A perfect chance to meet the designers behind two of our favorite lines. Join Secession for a glass of white wine and let them dress you up!

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SamNoir Eyewear Design process and PopUp Shop, Saturday, May 9, 2015, TechShop, 926 Howard Street, SF, 1pm – 3pm, $5 to attend

Come see the SomNoir Eyewear line and learn about the design and craftsmanship that goes into creating luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses from scratch.
Will include a short Demo on bespoke eyewear design and manufacture process. Attendees will receive $100 toward eyewear purchase or bespoke eyewear service.

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SFMade’s Paul’s Hats Works Mad Hatter Tea Party, Saturday, May 9, 2015, Paul’s Hats Works, 6128 Geary Boulevard, SF 2pm – 4pm, $5 to attend

You’re invited to Paul’s hat Works Mad Hatter Tea Party! Come enjoy high tea, they’ll provide the tea, sandwiches, and pastries. Following high tea, there will be demonstrations of several hat making processes. All registered attendees will also receive 20% off any hat in the store.