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

UPCOMING FASHIONABLE FUN EVENTS IN sf bay area, week of august 9th – 15th, 2010

SF Chic Fashion Week has ended, but the fashion events in the SF Bay Area continue as usual.  Enjoy a week of fashion shows, trunk shows, sample sales, museum parties and more.  Whatever you do, enjoy your week in style!
MONDAY
This is a weeklong Wilkes Bashford, the upscale specialty clothing store, is hosting a Buy One, Get One for $1 summer promotion sale on women’s merchandise, previously reduced up to 50% off and men’s final reduction on spring merchandise 40 – 60% off.  Items must be of equal or lesser value.  Shoes, handbags and Pratesi excluded.  Wilkes Bashford carries top designer clothing including:  Brioni, Agnona, Zegna, Kiton, Loro Piana, Paule Ka, Piazza Sempione and Oscar de la Renta.

WEDNESDAY
Please join Burning Man’s Feed The Artists Crew for this spectacular evening of food, fashion, entertainment, and music.  Enjoy a four course meal, live NOLA jazz with BBX, Booty Burlesque & Aerial Arts, Fashion Show & Sale, and an impressive DJ lineup.  Designers featured include Miss G Designs, Tamo, Silver Lucy, Miranda Caroligne and Miss Velvet Cream.  Cost for dinner is $55 and includes the dinner.  General admission is $10 after 9:30 PM.

THURSDAY
Going to a museum is always fashionably fun.  Thursday evening the MoMA is open late for their  MoMA Nights with live entertainment, speciality drinks, chef catered tasting menus and more.  Artist Mark Ryden will be at the MoMA autographing his latest book.  The California Academy of Sciences is hosting their Nightlife event featuring a live performance from the band Dawes.  The de Young has their Impressionism At Twilight, where you can get inspired by the impressionism art and enjoy a special French prix fixe menu.  Other fashion events include the following:
Meet jewelry designer Anna Sheffield and view her new collection.  She can also customize a piece of your own jewelry.  Music by DJ Richie Panic and drinks on Shotwell!
Alexandra Szoenyi is the latest featured stylist at Bianca Starr’s Stylist Boutique.  The Stylist Boutique is a monthly event where a fashion industry expert gives up 20 to 30 of their favorite fashionable items for consignment to the Bianca Starr boutique.   In addition they are asked to design the storefront window to their creative, stylish heart’s desire .  Rumor has it that Alexandra is parting with one of her favorite Christian Dior bags for the event!  Come check out what Alexandra had in her closet and shop while you enjoy drinks and music.
Joji Starr and Chimowitz Clothing are bringing together their first fashion show to SF.  Our Westside Story is the tale of a designer from the Big Apple meets an artist from the Bay, bridging styles coast to coast.  Doors open at 9:00 PM and the fashion show starts at 11:00 PM.  Admission is $7.

FRIDAY
Fashion lovers often times also enjoy fine food.  Friday kick-offs the  tweservation Food Challenge at SFChefs 2010 event Hog in The Fog Opening Party, featuring tastings from an impressive line-up of chefs.  This is a weekend long food festival.  The de Young is also hosting their Friday Nights at the de Young with live entertainment, music, art, food and drinks.  Other fashion events to enjoy include the following:
This is East meets Retro-Modern.  The union of traditional Indian styles with a 50s American twist.  Designs by Prija Bhikha.  Admission is $5 and includes light snacks.  Items will be on sale afterwards.
More than 250 new and established artists will present their latest handcrafted jewelry, clothing, furniture, home decor, and more.  Friday features a special Etsy Craft Bar at their $5 after 5 event.  Admission is only $5 after 5:00 PM and you’re able to enjoy all the offerings of the show in addition to the special Etsy Craft Bar.  Admission is $12 and $18 for a 2-day pass.
Escape to Sonoma for an evening of fashion, music, film, food and wine.  The $5 admission includes parking, garden tours, fashion show, music and films.  The Revigor debut fashion show is featuring pieces from the Custom Collection, the ready-to-wear Revigor 8 Collection and one-of-a-kind pieces (one of which has already been to the White House).
Levi’s Workshop presents a night of celebrating artists and music from the North end and South end of the golden state.  There will also be limited edition prints from artist and clothing designer Option-G (LA) and Mars One (SF).  RSVP to attend.

SATURDAY
The American Craft Council Show continues today and the tweservation Food Challenge with SF Chefs is hosting their Fork It Over Fundraiser.  Quoted as “San Francisco Style-Bliss”, Outside Lands kicks-off today with their weekend of music, food, wine and art.  Check out their site for the line-up of entertainment and participating vendors.  BayParty.net and “Where Hip Hop Meets Couture” Fashion Show (November) seem to also be hosting a special pre-party in a SF loft featuring a guest designer, music, drinks and more.  Other fashion events to enjoy include:
BCBG, Ella Moss and James Perse sample sale!  Over 2,000 apparel items, handbags, shoes and more in sizes 0 to 12.  Everything is up to 70% off.  There’s an additional 10% off all cash purchases.  No cost to attend.
Immerse yourself in handcrafted art, fashion and more!  Local designers and artists will be presenting their works at this sidewalk sale.  Some of the featured designers include Maria Zhalnina, Tiff Rojas of Wayward Shiftys, and Cara Tuckfelt.  Swankety Swank also has new clothing by DAS, gibbous and Zunique. 
The 7th Annual Fashion On The Square is an afternoon of celebrity hosts, entertainment and runway shows featuring local Bay Area designers Daniel Sudar, Picky Studio, Justin Jamison, Jill Alexander Designs, G82 Designs,  Prima Jiva and others.  General Admission is $21.50 and VIP seats are $26.00.
In celebration of America’s Next Top Designer, join The Barber Lounge in sending designer Jonathan Baker  to Fashion Week in New York.  This event includes a fashion show featuring the designs of Bethany Meuleners, Sabah Mansoor Hussain, Stephanie Hoffman, Rinat Brodach, and Yuzuan Chen.  There will also be a special musical performance by Rachel Silva.  Ticket cost is $20 presale and $25 at the door and includes food and wine by Three Clicks and Muirwood Kitchen and Catering.  Call (415) 934-0411 for presale tickets.

SUNDAY
The American Craft Council Show and Outside Lands festival continues today.  Other fashion events to enjoy include:
Step into the most luxurious bridal event of 2010, filled with decadent hors d’oeuvres and gourmet tastings from renowned chefs, champagne and martini bars, a runway show and over 80 exhibitors.  This event will be featuring a Vera Wang and Monique Lhuiller fashion show at 1:00 and 2:30 PM.  Admission is $20.
Prepare for the Playa is throwing their last event for the summer.  Over 50 Burner businesses and designers will be featuring their products and services.  A funky Playa inspired fashion shows at 2:00 and 5:00 PM will be showcasing the greatest Burning Couture for Burning Man 2010.  No cost to attend.
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