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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!

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.

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 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.

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.

Anomie Pop Up
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.

SF Design Week
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.

The Anomie pop up shop continues today, in addition to the following events:
Vinyl Opening Reception
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.

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.


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!

Hinano Warehouse sale
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.

Westgate Center Model-Search-15
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.

Ministry of Supply
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.)

TalkStyle 2015
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.

Summer Fashion Show
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.

Summer Sizzle Sidewalk Sale
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.

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.

Soulye Sundays
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.

Santana Row’s Annual Summer Fashion Soiree this Saturday

santana row
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 and on Pets In Need can be found at

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!

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.

Clift Centennial
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.

california cool
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!

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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.

Clift Centennial
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.

Artpoint High Style Cocktail Party
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.

SF Mansion Gala
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!

Art Indulgence
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.


spring india day

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!

santana row
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: Transcend Fashion Show, Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale and More

There is a wide range of exciting 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 Bay Area Dance Week continues through May 3rd, which is a great way to experience and watch dance performances in the Bay Area at no cost. CUESA and The Ferry Plaza Farmer’s market is hosting a culinary event on Wednesday, “A Toast to Neighborhoods: Spring Cocktails of the Farmer’s Market.” There are also a great variety of fashion events occurring throughout the week. Whatever you do, enjoy the week in style!

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.

“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

The movie 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.

Indochino SF Presents The Bellwether Project’s Men’s Style Seminar, Monday, April 27, 2015, Indochino Showroom, 61 Post Street, SF, 6:30-8:30pm, no cost to attend (Website states this is sold out)

Join Indochino and The Bellwether Project at their recently opened downtown showroom for an evening of discounted custom menswear, small bites, and drinks. The Bellwether Project will present curated looks for office and casual attire. Each look will consist of a two to three piece suit, one custom shirt, one extra pant, and one accessory. These looks will be available to purchase exclusively at this event. All in attendance will be measured for a custom suit, and will receive 15% off their entire order (w/ the purchase of a regular priced suit). In addition, those making purchases will be entered into a raffle for personal shopping sessions provided by The Bellwether Project. The winner will be contacted via email. Attendance is limited to 30 spots so make sure to reserve yours.


Brit+Co: DIY Tassel Fringe Necklace Class, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Brit+Co, 550 Sutter Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, cost $25 to attend

Put a tassel on it! The Tassel Fringe Necklace is the perfect fun and colorful gift! Brit+Co teamed up with Polyvore to give someone in their community a chance at designing a Brit Kit, and this fringe necklace kit by Ann-Marie Robinson is the winning design!
The $25 class includes all kit materials (embroidery floss, gold beads with findings, and leather cord.)
Style Lend
April Style Soiree: Fashion+Tech Happy Hour, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Style Lend HQ, 148 Townsend Street, SF, 6:30-8:00pm, Ticket cost $5

Join this monthly happy hour created to connect women who love Fashion or Tech, and are interested in joining the Style Lend community. Meet other fashionistas in San Francisco who are already a part of the club, plus learn more about Style Lend, and how you can join the community of the “airbnb for your closet!

wearable tech showcase
Wearable Tech Showcase, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Highway 1 venue, 1040 Mariposa Street, SF, 6:00-8:00pm, Cost to attend $10

#WEARTECHCON is an industry think tank and events program for wearable tech startups, entrepreneurs, professionals, designers, R&D groups, investors, artists, students and enthusiasts focusing on thought leadership in the design, development and future direction of wearable technologies. Some of the exhibitors include Ayda, Blue Topaz, Laser Media Harp, Zoltan Wear and many more.

See it before it’s gone – it’s the last day to see the showing of “Dior and I” at the Opera Plaza Theatre. Come out and support local Bay Area fashion model, designer and singer-songwriter Fely Tchaco, who will be performing at Bissap Baobab in San Francisco at a special dinner concert. Other fashionable events to enjoy on Thursday include:

E-commerce shopping
Tech Talk: The Future of E-Commerce & Retail, Thursday, April 30, 2015, Ministry of Supply SF, 1093 Fillmore Street, SF 6:00-8:00pm, no cost to attend

E-commerce and retail are rapidly evolving, with disruptions to the industry happening at an accelerated pace. Disruptive technologies in social commerce, shipping, customer experience and engagement have been transforming the e-commerce industry and will continue to do so. Come to the Ministry of Supply’s Fillmore Street pop-up to discuss the future of e-commerce and retail brands.

Runway 2015 Transcend
Runway 2015: Transcend, Thursday, April 30, 2015, SF Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street, SF, 6:30-9:00pm, Ticket cost ranges from $10-$25

Join San Francisco State University’s Apparel Design & Merchandising Students for their Annual Fashion Show “Runway 2015: Transcend.” See what innovative fashions the next generation of designers will bring us!

Heath Ceramics
Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale, Friday May 1 through Sunday May 3, 2015, Heath Ceramics Sausalito Showroom, 400 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, 9am-6pm on May 1st, 10am-6pm on May 2nd, 11am-6pm on May 3rd

Stock up and save! Heath Ceramics is having their annual in-store Seconds Sale at their Sausalito showroom. Get an additional 20% off all Heath seconds and overstock tile (to save up to 40% off first quality retail prices), and get up to 50% off select linens, books, and more. Come stock up on slightly-less-than-perfect Heath dinnerware, as well as overstock tile, seconds from our new Summer Seasonal collection, and more!

Vasily Vein Fashion Show
Vasily Vein Fashion Show, Friday, May 1, 2015, Mishin Fine Arts, 445A Sutter Street, SF 6:00-9:00pm, Ticket cost is $30 in advance and $40 at the door

Vasily Vein will be featuring his latest collection of beautiful fashion at Mishin Fine Arts! A favorite amongst many SF society women, his designs are anticipated to be a stunning showcase on the runway.

The Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale continues on Saturday, in addition to the following fashionable events:
kiss that frog
Kiss that Frog 2015 Spring Warehouse Sale, Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015, Kiss That Frog, 2310 4th Street, Berkeley, 10:00am – 4:00pm
One weekend in Spring, Kiss That Frog opens their warehouse to the general public. They are normally wholesale to the trade only. This is a one weekend opportunity to purchase European home products at 50 to 80% below retail. French glassware from La Rochere, Marseille Soaps from Marius Fabre, Corkscrews, steak knife sets, cheese knives from Laguiole, Ceramics, Home Textiles, doormats, natural fiber scarves and more.

SF Style Theory Tour hosted by Tameka Raymond, Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm, cost to attend $75 to $150

STYLE THEORY was created to inspire women and men to find their own style, and empower them to assist others in doing the same. The purpose of this workshop is to teach others how to become the total package from the inside out. We believe that style is key, but style is not only external. Style is within and finding true beauty begins with ones mindset. The STYLE THEORY workshop is designed to teach the ins and outs of styling from inner (mental) beauty to hair, make up, and how to dress for every occasion.

Wonderland SF 5th Year Anniversary & Opening Reception, Saturday, May2, 2015, 1266 Valencia Street, SF 6:00-10:00pm

Join Wonderland SF as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary Party! Wonderland has made a tremendous impact in local fashion and art, obvious through the success of the boutique and the impact it’s made on the community. This opening art reception will feature the artwork from local designers Joshua Lawyer, Matthew Robertson, Mj Lindo and Sergio Lopez. Come and celebrate 5 years of supporting local art and design!

The Heath Ceramics Seconds Sale and Kiss That Frog Warehouse Sale continues on Sunday. Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

urban air market
Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 400 Octavia Street, SF, 11:00am-6:00pm

Come to Hayes Valley to shop in a marketplace featuring sustainable design. Urban Air Market connects independent artists and designers who want to make more direct sales with their ideal customers and provide a unique shopping experience that builds community while supporting the local economy. The shopping events showcase 100+ independent designers of fashion, accessories, body products, home decor, furniture and art. Featured designers are curated based on their quality, originality, and their commitment to innovation and sustainability.

FAST presents “X”:10 Year Anniversary Fashion Show, Sunday, May 3, 2015, UC Berkeley, Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre, 2601 Warring Street, Clark Kerr Campus Faculty Club, Berkeley, 7:00-10:00pm, Cost to attend $10

Ten years ago Fashion and Student Trends [FAST] was established at UC Berkeley with the sole intention of cultivating our love for wearable art and creativity. “X” is set to be the show of the decade. Join as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary fashion show with an impressive showcase of fashion from their student designers.

Weekend Fashion Events: OBEY Sample Sale, In-House Fashion Shows, and More

Finally the weekend has arrived! There are a lot of exciting events happening in the Bay Area in addition to the fashion events during the week. The San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off last night with their opening party and they have an excellent line-up of movies being featured in the next couple weeks in venues across the city. The Bay Area Dance Week starts up, which is a great way to experience and watch dance performances in the Bay Area at no cost. Whatever you do this weekend, have a fabulous time and enjoy the week in style!

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.


Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2015, 101 Henry Adams Street, #101, SF, 9am – 5pm, no cost to attend

Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale, a hallowed & rare New York event, is coming to the west coast for the first time this month! This is an amazing way for shoppers to find crazy good deals on handmade carpets, fabrics and accessories. It’s also the perfect venue for new collectors & designers to find affordable prices on handmade products that will last a lifetime.


Dior and I movie, runs April 24 – April 30, 2015, check movie location and times on the Landmark Theatres site

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.

Fashion Revolution Day
Fashion Revolution Day: East Bay Pop-Up Shop, Friday, April 24, 2015, The 25th Street Collective, 477 25th Street, Oakland, 5pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The 25th Street Collective is celebrating Fashion Revolution Day with a one-night-only pop-up shop featuring several Bay Area slow fashion brands. Come share a drink and hear our stories and perspectives on responsible local and global clothing production approaches.

Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale, Friday April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015, BUS Stop Gallery, 135 Dore Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm on Friday and 12pm – 6pm on Saturday

Entertainers Bad Unkl Sista is doing some spring cleaning (and treasure dispersion)! The many treasures available include costumes, musical instruments, fabric, art materials, props. Plus there will also be clothing, household items, and random objects of beauty! Who doesn’t enjoy finding unique treasures!

InHouse Event
An April Affair In-House Boutique Launch Party, Friday, April 24, 2015, 3927 24th Street, SF 6pm – 9pm, no cost to attend

The artisan boutique formerly know as LOFT1513, is now IN-HOUSE. What better way to celebrate a successful transitioning process than with a launch party, IN-HOUSE style? Doors open at 6pm, and the famous “fashion shows” that we are known for putting on will begin at 7pm! Featuring eight live models, styled by Tyrese Cooper, with hair and makeup by the highly acclaimed Green Twig Salon, and a live DJ set by Sunny Dawn — this show will be THE spot to spend your Friday night.

Spring Open Studios at Hunter’s Point Shipyard is happening this weekend in San Francisco. Don’t forget to see if there are SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events that you want to attend. The Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and Bad Unkl Sista Warehouse Sale continue, in addition to the following fashion events:

rebecca minkoff clothing
Rebecca Minkoff Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Golden Gate Ballroom, 495 Jefferson Street, SF, 10am – 4pm, no cost to attend

The highly anticipated Semi-Annual Rebecca Minkoff sales event is happening for one-day only. Save up to 70% on ready-to-wear items, handbags, shoes and accessories.

Britex Fabrics: Warx x Weft Textile 101, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Britex Fabrics, 146 Geary Street, SF, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Cost to attend $25

Be a textile know-it-all! In this class we’ll detail the process from fiber to textile, show you loads of samples and dig into the terminology that will deeply improve your experience whether you are a textile lover already or needing a little help on a new venture. We’ll start by demystifying the major fiber types through a step-by-step introduction to cotton, wool, silk, linen and their man-made counterparts. Next, we’ll discuss woven fabrics vs. knit fabrics and how each of these are constructed. During the class you’ll put together a useful swatch kit to reference in the future whenever a little refresher is desired.

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OBEY Clothing Sample Sale Event, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2015, Cary Lane, 560 Laguna Street, SF, 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday, no cost to attend

On the weekend of April 25th and 26th, popular SF boutique Cary Lane will be hosting an exclusive OBEY Clothing sponsored sample sale plus a 40% off sale of all other apparel for men and women at the Hayes Valley location. There will be samples from Obey & more at up to 90% off regular retail prices! Everything at the stores is always brand new, unworn, and sold at a discount. During the event, they will have giveaways from Cardio Barre of Bay Area and free drinks from Harmless Harvest. The first 100 customers a day will be also given exclusive store coupons for extra savings!

Skunkfunk Earth Day event, Saturday, April 25, 2015,1475 Haight Street, SF, 11am – 7pm, no cost to attend

Shop at Skunkfunk and celebrate Earth Day. Learn about their sustainability ‘Act In Green’. plant a seed, have Vegan Snacks and meet SFSFWI (San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International). Donate your old clothing and receive 15% off your purchase. In addition receive $15 off GOTS certified clothing. Discounts apply on purchases over $100 only on Saturday, April 25th.

Pet-A-Palooza, Saturday, April 25, 2015, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 12pm – 3pm

Pet-A-Palooza brings all things pets to Town & Country Village for a day of festive, four-legged fun! Pet owners and their pooches will enjoy free fun activities including a pet psychic, pet sketch artist, pet photos, CPR demos, Palo Alto PD K-9 Unit agility demos, pet resources and more! The Strut Your Mutt Spring Fashion Show Contest will also take place on this special day. Pooch owners are invited to gussy up their pets in the latest spring “pet” attire and walk the red carpet. All entrants will receive a doggy swag bag and prizes will be awarded to the top dogs!

It’s the last day to enjoy The Hunter’s Point Shipyard Spring Open Studios. The SF International Film Festival and Bay Area Dance Week events continue. For fashion events, it’s the last day to shop & save at the Madeline Weinrib Sample Sale and OBEY Sample Sale. Other events to enjoy on Sunday include:

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Kraken Con Cosplay Contest, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th Street, Oakland, 10am – 6pm

Join Kraken Con in their “Over the Garden Wall” themed Hall Cosplay Contest! The Contest will take place on Sunday, April 26th. All entrants need to sign up no later than noon at the Cosplay Desk located in the Exhibit Hall. The sign-up process includes filling out a waiver and having your photo taken. Entrants will need to return at the stated time (tentatively scheduled for 2PM) to take a group photo and find out winners. Three winners will be selected!

How Weird Street Festival, Sunday, April 26, 2015, Howard Street and 2nd Street, SF, 12pm – 8pm, donation based entrance

There’s always great entertainment and people watching at the annual How Weird Street Festival. Marvel at the beautiful freaks in costume and be one yourself! See the colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness! Be filled with awe at the exotic performers of every type! Browse the unique concessions and designer merchants!

The Week Ahead in Fashion: Style Discussions, Store Openings, Fashion Shows & More!

One of the best things about San Francisco is all the interesting events and activities that happen every day throughout the city. This week’s fashion events range from a Commonwealth Club talk with famous Project Runway star Tim Gunn to the Japanese Street Style fashion that can be seen during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Whatever you decide to do this week, enjoy it in style!

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.

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn:Howe We All Can Make It Work, Monday, April 6, 2015, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm, Sold Out

The Commonwealth Club is hosting Tim Gunn for a candid, inspirational and witty discussion of life’s lessons – from the runway to the classroom to the therapist’s office and beyond. The event is sold out, but maybe try your luck in snagging someone’s ticket who cannot attend via Craigslist or through your social network.

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Style Wars:American Gothic, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, SFAQ[Project]Space, 441 O’Farrell Street, SF, 7pm – 8pm

Something wicked this way comes! This conversation offers the chance to think about the myriad ways that the ‘gothic’ label has been historically mobilized for marking and managing the appearance of the defiantly different or irrational, and how this history has come to influence a wide array of contemporary artists, musicians and designers

Timbuk2 Factory Store Launch Party, Thursday, April 9, 2015, Timbuk2 Factory Store, 587 Shotwell Street, SF, 6pm – 9pm

After 25 years of designing and building uber durable messenger bags, backpacks and bike accessories in The Mission, Timbuk2 is beyond pumped to announce the opening of The Timbuk2 Factory Store. And we’re beyond pumped that items are discounted up to 70% off MSRP. The evening will include live music, activities, drinks, food, raffles and much more!

Bloomingdale’s: SF Icons, Friday, April 10, 2015, 845 Market Street, SF, 6pm – 8pm

Join Bloomingdale’s in support of The Richmond/Ermet AID Foundation. After shopping through the latest collections (with 10% of proceeds going to the charity), join the party at the Men’s Store on the 4th floor for specialty cocktails, modeling of the latest men’s trends and more!

10% of the tracked sales of your total purchases will be donated to THE RICHMOND/ERMET AID FOUNDATION. Drop off your receipts at the Concierge Desk on Level 1 or at the reception to make sure your donation is tallied. Who doesn’t want to party and shop for a great cause!

Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday April 11, 2015 & Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1610 Geary Blvd, SF, 10am – 5pm

The 2015 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival® now celebrating its 48th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. We recommend attending for great shopping (need a Cosplay wig or outfit? Here’s where to buy one!), delicious Japanese food, interesting line-up of entertainment and for the Japanese street fashion. And don’t forget to stop by the “Hello Kitty Cafe Truck,” making a special SF appearance at the festival.

Skunkfunk Spring/Summer 2015 Launch Event, Saturday, April 11, 2015, 302 Valencia Street, SF, 5pm – 7pm

Come See the new Skunkfunk Spring/Summer 2015 collection, up close and personal. The event will have live music, models, light refreshments and snacks! Come in wearing Skunkfunk and receive a Gift!

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Wax Carving Workshop, Sunday, April 12th, 215 Caledonia Street #102, Sausalito, 12pm – 4pm

Join in for a fun one day event and create the necklace of your dreams! Taught by jewelry designer Sarah Swell, this class will guide you through the lost wax casting technique. You will hand carve a pendant in wax which will be cast afterwards in silver. In two weeks time you may pick up (or we can mail) your finished piece.

All Things KawaiiLand at Ruby Skye for a Day!

KawaiiLand, a fashion runway show, music, and visual art event featuring all things Kawaii (Japanese translation for “cuteness”) is taking place on August 2nd, from 5-9PM in San Francisco at the beautiful and exclusive Ruby Skye.

The ultimate Kawaii experience seeks to promote and share the love for all things Japanese and feature the best of our local Japanese influenced artists, fashion designers, makeup and hairstylists, musicians, photographers and more! The event will feature kawaii workshops and lots of yummy food noms and a super purikura photobooth.

Performing at the event will be Nylon Pink, a pop rock band out of Los Angeles that has inspired a descriptive phrase “Hello Kitty on Acid.”
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Showcasing artists and vendors include Christina Jose, Sakura Dragon, Dooodolls, Eunice Corpuz, Iris Chen, Chunky Monkey, Curious Panda, Burnt Green Tea, Alexis Cohen Love, Brave Moonman, Electric Kittens, Holly Renee, Holographic Dreamz, Interro Bang, Naomi Azure Project, Peeko, Reincarnation Loli, Twinkie Chan and many more.

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The ultimate Kawaii experience seeks to promote and share the love for all things Kawaii but featuring the best of our local Kawaii artists, fashion designers, makeup and hairstylists, musicians, photographers and more!

To learn more about Kawaiiland visit their website at

Here’s video from their last event:

Featuring all things KAWAII!! ★☆ Fashion Shows, Art, Music, Booths, Special Appearances and much much more!!

This Week’s Fashionable Events: Sample Sales, Holiday Mixers, Shopping

This Week’s Fashionable Events: Sample Sales, Holiday Mixers, Shopping

UPCOMING FASHIONABLE FUN EVENTS IN the Sf Bay Area, week of November 22nd – 28th, 2010

If you feel like getting dressed up aloha style and going out, then hula to the charity event Island Style Shake Up.  Shake it Island style with hula dancers, pupu, lei and Island beats while featured bartenders compete for a final shake off for the best new take on classic Hawaiian cocktails.  All proceeds from the evening benefit SPARK.  Other fashion events on Tuesday to enjoy include:
Street Style and Dream Seams School of Fashion is an award winning free fashion program based out of Oakland for youth designers aged 25 and under.  Through the academic year, they cover such topics as pattern making, fitting and grading, textile design, and fashion illustration.  Contact the instructor Kristi Holohan to enroll in the program.  

Saori Productions present a fashion show and holiday mixer!  Featured designers include Cocoa Jeans, Constance Label and Lwanga Designs.  Door opens at 8:00 PM with the fashion show starting at 9:30 PM with a trunk show afterwards.  Ticket cost is $10 general admission, $20 for VIP and $175 for VIP package

Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope you enjoy this special holiday with your friends and family, in style!

Black Friday is offering lots of special sales at stores and retailer online sites!  Make sure to check out your favorite department stores and retailers for their sale offerings.  Other fashion events in the Bay Area include:
Experience the vast selection, high quality and exceptional value jewelry that 888 Brannan has to offer!  Shop over 100 showrooms featuring the Bay Area’s largest collection of wholesale diamonds, jewelry and fashion accessories.  No cost to attend, but register for your passport to shop incredible savings at showrooms that are usually closed to the public!
As the final stop in an exclusive 4-city tour, Rock & Republic is hosting a premier 10-day denim shopping event that will kick off on “Black Friday”, November 26th, and run until December 5th.  The Warehouse Sale will offer steep savings on Rock & Republic at up to 80% off retail price.  Shoppers have the opportunity to preview over 30,000 designer pieces of Rock & Republic denim, outerwear, sportswear, children’s wear and maternity wear.  For further information or to register for a complimentary invitation, visit their website at
Retail warriors, come and blow off some of that Black Friday steam at Wild’N’Krazy Kids’: Steals, Deals and Heels with DJs Vin Sol, Jah Yzer, Ant-1 and Ruby Red-1.  Come shop the fashion and crafts showcase and enjoy free giveaways from Black Scale, Self Edge, Bloop, Frank 151, FTC, Twelve Bar, True Clothing, The Summit and The Ri$ky Bizne$$.Crew.   
Stylish fashion blogger Modelina Michelle and Loft 1513 presents Some Kind of Wonderful Dress Up Party.  Come celebrate the coming of the winter solstice in an early evening of dress up, makeovers, photography and champagne.  Pick out that perfect dress for the holiday season (savings of up to 50%) and get dolled up by one of the professional makeup artists.  This is a great way to get ready for a Friday night out in San Francisco!
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Macy’s 21st Annual Tree Lighting at Union Square!  Festivities start at 6:00 PM with special performances and appearances by Katharine McPhee,SF Giants World Series Champion Barry Zito, The Glide Ensemple, SF Boys’ Chorus, UC Berkeley Men’s Octet and cast members from Shrek the Musical.  The Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, Macy’s gift to the city, is an 80-foot Shasta White Fir from the Carlton Tree Farm in Mount Shasta.  It will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and 1,500 red and gold ornaments.

Holiday shopping is in full swing!  Continuing events include the Rock & Republic Warehouse Designer Sale  and the 888 Brannan Holiday Passport sale.  Other fashion events to enjoy on Saturday include:
The San Francisco Design Center sample sale is a bargain hunter’s paradise!  Over 250 quality exhibitors offer huge selections of jewelry, paper and leather goods, gift items, home accessories, housewares, toys and fine apparel for the entire family.  Held annually, this is a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping.  Admission is $6 at the door.
The Women’s Building 32nd Annual Celebration of Craftswomen takes place November 27-28 and December 4-5 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.  This is San Francisco’s largest holiday fine crafts retail fair and largest event celebrating the craft of women in the nation.  There will be a wide range of products ranging from decorative arts to jewelry and apparel.  Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and disabled.  Free for children ages 12 and under.  A two-day pass is available for $12.
Blue Macaw is hosting their weekly Artist Market featuring the works of local artists and designers.  Come enjoy drink and food specials while you shop!
Spend an afternoon of shopping the boutiques of Rockridge and enjoy live entertainment and fun in the snow!  There will be a special children’s play area with snow.  Come shop and support local merchants!
The Rare Bird is hosting a grand opening party!  This boutique features men’s and women’s clothing, home decor and artwork.  They feature local designers, gallery artists and unique vintage finds and recycled goods.  Come check out the boutique and shop!

Continuing events on Sunday include the Rock & Republic Warehouse Designer Sale, the 888 Brannan Holiday Passport sale, the San Francisco Design Center Sample Sale, and the 32nd Annual Celebration of Craftswomen.  Other fashionable events to enjoy include:
Support Bay Area artists in the community this holiday season by celebrating and shopping local!  Lux Boutique features art, jewelry, hats and clothing for both men and women.  Featured designers include Caraucci, Do Over Accessories, Eimaj Designs, Ghostdancer, Hipstirr Belts, Jasmin Zorlu, Lotuseatr, Lower Haters, Michiko Thompson, Minerva’s Antennae, Miranda Caroligne, Miss G Designs, Miss Velvet Cream, Rad Thai Designs, Rock n Socks, Shebobo, Tooth n Nail.  While you shop, enjoy DJ’d music by Phleck and Joe L.  No cost to attend!
SFFAMA and Brief Space presents Indie Bazaar 2 “Black Sunday.”  This event will showcase local indie art and fashion.  No cost to attend.
Gondola Servizio just opened their new boathouse and Venetian boutique on Lake Merritt and are sponsoring a holiday Glass Art Jewelry Show featuring Oakland artist Lorna Moglia.  Guests can enjoy $5 gondola cruises, special raffles, stunning jewelry and holiday cheer!
This Week’s Fashionable Events: Fashion Shows, Trunk Shows, Parties & More

This Week’s Fashionable Events: Fashion Shows, Trunk Shows, Parties & More

UPCOMING FASHIONABLE FUN EVENTS IN the sf bay area, October 11th – 17th, 2010

The 18h Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss returns to the Phoenix Hotel on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in San Francisco! Come support the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (TNDC) After School and Family Programs while mingling with local San Francisco celebrities before they get soaked from being tossed in the pool.

Get dressed up and step out to Wine & Spirits magazine’s “Top 100 Tastings” event at the San Francisco Design Center. Learn more about the wine business and sample some of the top wines of the world. Or head over to top Peruvian restaurant La Mar at Pier 1 1/2 for the San Francisco Ballet ENCORE! Fall Launch Party. Other fashion events for the day include:
Enjoy a 25% discount on fabulous fashion brand Trina Turk new arrivals of Fall and Holiday Fashions! The sale is for two days only!. Refreshments will be served while you shop!

Harry Romana and Anthony Campbell presents an Autumn/Fall Fashion Show featuring local Bay Area designers. Participating designers include Candice Janeen, Lashan Goodwin, Wen Guo, Aldo Diaz Jr., Carlos Juarez, Constance Ng, R. Shay Miles and Parth Shah. Admission is $5.

This is the last day to enjoy savings on Trina Turk’s collection at Specialtees an Erin Paige Boutique in Lafayette. Some fun events to dress up for and get out to include the opening of the 9th Annual SF Documentary Festival at the Roxie Theatre, a Cross Cultural Dance Exchange and Benefit Performance at the African American Art & Culture Complex, the Marine Mammal Center’s Annual Gala at the Palace Hotel, the SF Children’s Art Center’s 7th Annual Benefit Art Auction at 111 Minna Gallery, the ArtPoint Engage! Gallery Party at 251 Post Street Art Galleries,  and the World Savvy Gala at the Westin St. Francis. Along with these fun, fashionable charity events, enjoy the following fashion events:

The weekly Arts Market SF at the UN Plaza returns!  Shop, mingle and eat while you enjoy live entertainment throughout this outdoor market.  Some of the designers who are participating include Das Owl, Kenna Kristine, Mangosteen Jewelry, and Scottish Lily.  Check out their website for the entire lineup of designers and performers,
The Red Tie Launch Party is the official entree to the biennial Red Tie Gala 2010, held at Neiman Marcus on Friday, November 19th. Both events benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor and the elderly poor residents at St. Anne’s Home in San Francisco, California. RSVP by October 12th at It’s all about Red, so wear it!
Join Wonderland SF for their opening reception of the Retratos/Potraits exhibit, featuring the artwork of over 12 local Bay Area artists. While you’re checking out the amazing new art, have some food and drinks and mingle! There’s also a great selection of local designer clothing to shop through as well.
Join at their Sip & Shop chic shopping party and celebrate their anniversary! Sip cocktails and shop fashion on sale up to 70% off retail designer brands, including Black Halo, Twelfth Street, Tracy Reese, Velvet, Rock & Republic, Rich & Skinny and William Rast. No cover to attend.

During the day, do some gift shopping for friends and family at the 14th Annual Fall Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts in Menlo Park. Enjoy a fashionable gala evening out at San Francisco Performances 31st Season Gala at the Mark Hopkins Hotel or Spark’s 5th Annual Black & Pink Ball at Mezzanine. Fashion events to enjoy on Friday include:
Join Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and event co-chairs Hilary Newsom Callan and Elizabeth Thieriot plus over 400 partygoers for a special evening out that includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and special entertainment. Shop without guilt for handbags and purses in a silent and live auction featuring over 250 new and vintage bags donated by famous designers, retailers and philanthropists. Bid on bags from celebrities such as Virginia Madsen, Gwen Stefani, Evangeline Lilly, Judith Light, Sharon Stone, Wayne Gretsky, Michael Buble, Tiffani Thiessen, R.E.M. and the Los Angeles Lakers. Charitable ticket cost is $125.

Kites Douglass presents the neo-vintage bazaar supporting local SF designers and sustainable recycled fashion. This event is every Thursday and Friday at Morning Due Cafe through October.

Come for an evening of fashion and art at Mazu in San Francisco. The fashion show will feature the designs of menswear designers Samuel Shum and Michelle Lee and womenswear designer Jody Siu. complementing artwork presented by Dalen Gilbrech, Manda Wong and Rosemary Mamisay. First 20 guests receive a special gift bag! Admission is $5.

Fun weekend-long events include the Treasure Island Music Festival and the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival. Both offer live entertainment and shopping from special event vendors and retailers. Other fun Saturday events to enjoy include the Loma Vista Farms Fall 2010 Harvest Festival and Crafts Fair, Aloha Charity day presents AC Recess at Golden Gate Park and the Hook & Ladder Masquerade Ball at The Regency Center. Fashion events to enjoy on Saturday include:
Come view various jewelry by New York based designers while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Visit and pre-order to receive 10% off. Simply enter code SFTRUNKSHOW during check out!
Hideo Wakamatsu’s is celebrating their 6th anniversary with photography, live Japanese Dance Performances, music and refreshments! Japanese bag designer Hideo Wakamatsu will be at his store in San Francisco where he will showcase his latest collection along with the works of local Bay Area artists. Come enjoy some sake and celebrate with Hideo Wakamatsu!
Blue Macaw is hosting their weekly Artist Market, featuring the works of over 25 different artists and designers. Come enjoy drink and food specials while you shop each of the collections!
Come join SwapSF for a clothing swap that will benefit your wardrobe and local charities. Bring your old clothing and walk out with a new wardrobe! Any leftover items will be donated to local Bay Area charities. Cost to attend is $6 plus your clothes to swap.
This event is all about fashion, sushi and Tokyo! Enjoy delicious sushi at exotic venue Kaenyama Restaurant in Fremont, see a fabulous Tokyo inspired fashion show and feel the atmosphere of Japan! Designers featured include Cocoa Jeans, In Lush, Alyssa Nicole, Jewelry Bdezigned, Pace Clothing and Atussa. Dinner starts at 5:00 PM and the fashion show starts at 10:30 PM. Part of the proceeds benefit the Living Hope Church in Emeryville. Dinner reservations can be made at (408) 876-7688 or
Fashion.Art.Music.Exhibition is a bi-annual event that brings together the aesthetic elements of street culture. It strives to collectively gather fashion, art and music to promote the work of passionate artists of every caliber and every medium. Cost to attend is $10 with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Treasure Island Music Festival and the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival continues today in the Bay Area. Another great festival to attend is the 22nd Annual Fiesta on The Hill in Bernal Heights of San Francisco featuring music, entertainment, vendors, great food and more. Other fashion events to enjoy on Sunday include:
Enjoy the Capsule design festival in Hayes Valley Park with local fashion, great music and food. Over 100 designers, fine and graphic artists and shops will showcase their works at this one-day free market in the open air of Hayes Valley Park.
This Week’s Fashionable Events: Fashion Shows, Trunk Shows, Parties & More

This Week’s Fashionable Events: Fashion Shows, Trunk Shows, Parties & More

UPCOMING FASHIONABLE FUN EVENTS IN the SF Bay Area, September 27th – October 3rd

A true fashionista will be at Domonique Echeverria’s fashion show at 10:00 PM at Project One. Domonique’s collection is refreshingly innovative. Expect to be inspired!

Come and receive specific and in-time assistance from SFMade experts with the development and growth of your business. Some items discussed include overcoming specific roadblocks and challenges, addressing legal issues and documentation requirement and making valuable connections with the local manufacturing community. Cost to attend is $30.

SF Weekly is hosting their annual food and drink event Dish 2010 at the Metreon and Circa is hosting a special fundraiser event with WGIRLS Bay Area to raise money for the Daniel Webster Elementary School. Several private fashion events held by San Francisco Style and Vogue magazine. Plus there’s these great fashion events to check out:
The weekly Arts Market SF at the UN Plaza returns! Shop, mingle and eat while you enjoy live entertainment throughout this outdoor market. Some of the designers who are participating include Das Owl, Kenna Kristine, Mangosteen Jewelry, and Scottish Lily. Check out their website for the entire lineup of designers and performers,
Join Saks for a fashion event featuring the latest styles for the working woman, clothes you can wear during a day at the office, visiting clients, or straight to evening. There will be a fashion show with Saks models, image consultants discussing wardrobe essentials, 20% discount on clothing, goody bags, validated parking (up to 3 hours) at the Union Square Garage, drawings and more.
Come celebrate the styles of Mad Men at a premiere fashion event in Napa Valley. In honor of polished silhouettes, sheath dresses and pencil skirts everywhere, Cake Plate Boutique is hosting an evening of socializing and shopping, just like the men and women of Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency do. Enjoy classic cocktails and delicious bites while witnessing the launch of the brand new CP by Cake Plate dress collection. Sisters and designers Lindsay Knoll and Paige Smith will be previewing the fall line for the first time ever. In addition to the unveiling, a local stylist will be on hand to give guests Mad Men-inspired hair and makeup touch-ups and tips.
Come to this benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis Society featuring a fashion show of the collections from 11 local designers and a special guest designer from the movie Sex And The City, Marsha Archer. There will also be a sample sale of items! Cost to attend is $25.
Come for a night of vintage couture, vintage vinyl and a sprinkle of champagne! Hosted by Bianca Isabel and featuring the beats of DJ Ry Toast. Get decked out in vintage items while the DJ spins a perfect soundtrack. Ladies get 40% off one clothing item.
Lululemon Athletica is featuring a Fashion Function Show with their Ambassadors, favorite instructors and team members int heir newest Fall styles. Meet the Lululemon Athletica team and local athletes, plus see the newest styles, enjoy private shopping, music and refreshments. RSVP to

Week long Litquake kicks off today with events throughout San Francisco. The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival starts today at Golden Gate Park with performances continuing through the weekend. A charity benefit “Sharing The Harvest” for the Hamilton Family Center is tonight at the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Other fashion events to enjoy include:
Join Westfield Valley Fair and The Bay Area Fashionista for a runway show featuring fall fashions, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, must-have swag bags and exclusive silent auction items. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $25.

There’s an Arab Cultural Festival at Union Square where you can enjoy cultural entertainment, Arabic cuisine and shop at the different craft vendors. Charity events to get fashionably dressed up for include the San Francisco Zoo’s annual Fur Ball and the American Cancer Society “Imagine A Cure Soiree.” Open Studio‘s kickoff party ArtSpan’s Artlaunch is also happening tonight. Other great fashion events to enjoy include:
Join the Knit-One-One Studio for their first Fall sale. This event will feature the items of twelve local crafters – Clarines Florentines, Koide Studio, Hairaphernalia, Jen Hewett, Fresh on Mondays, Honeycomb Jewelry, Heathered, King Bag Company, ReWare, The Tinted Mint, Peanoonies, Kate Casolaro and Tiny Sparks Design.
Blue Macaw is hosting their weekly Artist Market, featuring the works of over 25 different artists and designers. Come enjoy drink and food specials while you shop each of the collections!
Part of the “Celebrate! San Francisco” exhibition at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), “Look Around” is an outdoor/indoor fashion/performance event featuring SF’s best alternative designers and performers. The fashion crawl happens from 1:00 to 2:30 PM with a trunk show and reception to follow at the gallery. Fashion Crawl Zine is a $5 to $20 donation with partial proceeds going to the Mission Cultural Center.
As part of the World Vegetarian Festival at Golden Gate Park, come to San Francisco’s first vegan fashion show featuring vegan models and conscientious designers. Featured designers include Vaute Couture, Reco Jeans, Melie Bianco and Cri De Coeur.