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:

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.

electric fashion
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.

la dolce vita
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.

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!

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.

Fabric Lights Workshop
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.


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:

beauty noted picked for you
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.

E-commerce shopping
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.

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!

wedding dresses
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.

Fashion Show for a Cause
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.

Joshu+Vela Opening Party
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.

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!

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