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.

WEDNESDAY
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.



THURSDAY
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, www.artsmarketsf.org.
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 redtiegalalaunchparty@gmail.com. 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 Fashionistette.com 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.

FRIDAY
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.

SATURDAY
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 www.alibinyc.com 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 RSVP@tbdevents.com.
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.

SUNDAY
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.
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