This Week’s Fashionable Events: Fashion Shows, Trunk Shows, Special Events and More

 Upcoming Fashionable Fun Events in the San Francisco Bay Area, October 18th – 24th, 2010 

For food lovers with style, this is the first day of the 3-day San Francisco Design Center Culinarium. The event is all about design, wine and dine.  If you want to dress up for a charitable event, check out the Date Auction benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted by Union Street businesses at The Brick Yard Restaurant and Bar.  Win a date and prizes from local merchants.  There’s also a special performance at Yoshi’s San Francisco to benefit the Wetlands Restoration.  Tuesday fashion events include: 
  • Pamella Roland Trunk Show, Tuesday, October 19 & Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post Street, San Francisco, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Come preview designer Pamella Roland’s Spring 2011 collection at Saks!  There will be informal modeling from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at the Gown Salon department, level 2.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 415-438-5292.
Erin Håkansson Jewelry and Sabøteur are doing a trunk show to showcase their new fall collections. Ladies come for the bubbles and baubles and guys come for the whisky and fine men’s tailoring.
The Firm Boutique is making dinner for the neighborhood!  Come to The Firm on Tuesday, 10/19 from 5-7 pm. Bring an empty belly and lots of friends. Also, save 50% on new fall arrivals!  Space is limited, RSVP to

2010’s top medical spa Epi Center MedSpa and Christopher Collins of Project Runway invite you to Trick or Treatment, an evening of beauty, fashion and entertainment.  Meet Christopher Collins and check out his 2010 collection.  Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, tour Medspa, receive complimentary mini treatments and enjoy the silent auction and drawings for special prizes.  A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to support the children and families affected by the San Bruno fire.  RSVP mandatory at

Continuing today are the Pamella Roland trunk show at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco and the SFDC Culinarium.  If you can’t make it to the Culinarium, you can see celebrity chef Michael Chiarello at Omnivore Books in Noe Valley.  Fashion events to enjoy include:
A beauty bonanza bringing together the best names in beauty, all under one roof, hosted by and Shape Magazine.  Guests will sample complimentary beauty services courtesy of the world’s prettiest brands, from hair to skin care, from cosmetics to cosmeceuticals.  The sampling doesn’t stop there.  Sample on the go with goodie bags featuring full and sample size products.  There will also be samplings of cocktails, sweet treats and more.  Cost to attend is $30. 

This is the last day to see stylistic kitchen designs and celebrity chefs at the SFDC Culinarium.  Charity events include Root Division’s Annual Art Auction, Nightmare on Market Street to benefit Family House YPAC, Global Marketplace – Celebrating Immigrant Women’s Entrepreneurship and the Beth Longwell Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction.  Entertaining events to get dressed up for include the SFMOMA Now Playing evening party, Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences, and Art Attack’s Burlesque Competition at supperclub.  Fashion events to enjoy on Thursday include:

Come view the latest collection by jewelry designer Marco Bicego!  Marco Bicego’s namesake brand has been around for less than a decade, but has already developed an instantly recognizable look that draws from global influences.  Steeped in the traditions of the goldsmith’s art since childhood, Bicego has a commitment to maintaining that heritage of craftsmanship by applying it to 21st-century design.  For more information, contact Saks at 415-438-5320.
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,
SFFAMA presents the latest Fashion Mash-Up speaker series featuring fashion retailers.  Find out details on setting up a successful retail business.  Speakers include Diana Yinn of See Zenn, Kate Stephenson of Show Stoppers and Paula Mattisonsierra of Maximummama.  Cost to attend is $5 for SFFAMA members and $10 for non-members.
In partnership with the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SFMade will facilitate a panel of successful artisan manufacturers including Heath Ceramics, DodoCase, and Lemon Twist.  Come learn how these designers made the leap from artist to manufacturer, what were the trade-offs, and lessons learned. Discussion begins at 7PM at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art.  Cost to attend is $25.
Fashion designer Candice Janeen will be showcasing her collection on the runway for Raw Artist at 111 Minna Gallery.  It will be a fabulous evening of fashion, cocktails, music, film and much more!  Cost to attend is $10.

Visiting the de Young Museum’s Friday Night Soiree always gives great reason to dress up.  This week they will be featuring live tango music and other entertainment.  Fashion Friday events to enjoy include:
The Tygh Valley Traders will return to the Asian Art Museum with fresh treasures and exciting stories for a two day trunk show and sale.  Specializing in textiles, jewelry, and sculpture, Phil and Noreen Bloch spent last summer revisiting old friends and making new ones, sourcing extraordinary objects from crafts people throughout South East Asia and minority tribal areas.  Past trunk shows have included many curiosities not easily found outside of the region, and both days will feature an impressive assortment of objects: Hindu and Buddhist bronzes, hand-woven textiles, baskets, wood carvings, votives and amulets, tribal beads, incomparable silver jewelry, and more.   Free admission.
In conjunction with Dress For Success, the non-profit organization GXBA (Globalization X-change Bay Area) presents a fashion event featuring a multicultural fashion show, the latest globalization trends and different exotic food, drinks and music.  Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite ethnic outfit from their home country.  Ticket cost ranges from $15 to $60.

 Join San Francisco club Public Works for a fashion-filled soiree of epic proportions, featuring the launch of the Skunkfunk Fall/Winter 2010 collection and an amazing lineup of guest DJ’s.  Cost of admission is $5 and free with RSVP before 11:00 PM.
Experience smart living.  Get ready for a totally new, mind blowing experience featuring fine foods, wine, fashion, fabulous live music, models, micro brews and the hottest items in the world of tech.  The KI invites you to enjoy a fun new way of life featuring the Blues by the Bay live music extravaganza (with nearly 50 artists), electric cars and motorcycles, Biodynamic wines, gourmet organic living food with award-winning New York chef Matthew Kenney, the Yelp Lounge with Boxman Studios, plus art, entertainment, and more!  Global Action Through Fashion will be providing an interactive educational experience to accompany the luxury ethical fashion show and sales.  The Ki kickoff party is Friday and the main events are Saturday and Sunday.  Ticket cost ranges from $39 to $199.
Come celebrate Cary Lane’s 2 year anniversary!  Enjoy free drinks, appetizers, DJ’d music, new fashion arrivals, and 30% off all men’s and women’s apparel!  The event will also feature the launch and fashion presentation of Cary LaScala’s own line of private label men’s button up shirts and bow ties, all manufactured here in SF!  Amazing prizes and gift cards will be raffled off at 10:30 PM sharp.  No cost to attend.
Come attend a fundraiser fashion event for Project Fit America, a national non-profit agency that works at the grassroots level with schools and front line educators to create new opportunities for kids to be active, fit and healthy.  The fashion show begins at 10:30 PM and will be featuring designs by Jenn Lui (Intwined & Clothes) and Tara Kitami (Kitami Ropa).  Ticket cost is $20 and $200 for bottle service for five.

Continuing today are The  KI at Treasure Island and the trunk show and sale at the Asian Art Museum.  Some fun events to get styled up for include the Annual Fall Art Opening at Barber Lounge,  the Danville Fall Crafts Festival, the first-ever Cal Science and Engineering Festival, the Day of The Dead Celebration at the Oakland Museum, Eventbrite’s Blinded by the Brite party at Public Works benefitting the non-profit Spark (with an open bar) and a charity event for Wonder Dog Rescue at El Rio in San Francisco.  The fashion events to check out on Saturday include:
Hello Kitty® and friends have joined forces with Target to bring their 50 Years celebration to fans of all ages with Small Gift, the mobile pop-up shop tour.  The tour includes games, contests, photo sharing ops with characters and enjoying the interactive space with other fans.  Be sure to get there early – goody bags will be handed out to the first 50 people in attendance!  Also, stop by the Sanrio spin wheel for the chance to win prizes including Target gift cards.

The Westfield Style Tour is coming to Westfield San Francisco Centre for the weekend.  Check out the latest in fall fashions, accessories and beauty.  Find out what’s in for every occasion, get some professional style advice along the way and enter for your chance to win a $2,500 shopping spree with a professional stylist or a trip to Fashion Week in NYC next year.  Special events include free makeovers and consultations with professional stylists, a meet-and-greet with SF celebrity designer Christopher Collins from Lifetime’s Project Runway Season 8, enter-to-wins, live entertainment, special discounts and more.  No cost to attend.
SFFAMA & Brief Space are hosting a free event will be showcasing the products of the indie art and fashion community of the bay area.  Over 50 indie vendors are participating, including Zansus Purses, Kittenhawk, Revelation By Me and Suriya Designs.  Bring your friends and family to enjoy what the local arts, music and fashion have to offer.   No cost to attend.
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!
DreamGirl Makeup Institute is looking for models for a show on November 19th.  You will need to bring a head shot & have no makeup on.  They need 2 males, 8 females and 2 teens.  Professional pictures in exchange for modeling work.  Call at 415-377-0466 for more info.
 Join Nooworks where artist Emily Glaubinger will be debut her series of digital portraits featuring her intricately drawn patterns.  Also showcased will be Nooworks Fall collection which will feature Emily’s graphic patterns.  Check out dresses, tops, T’s, wallets and more with Emily’s drawings!
Pink Diamondz Events is hosting a special night of glam, fashion, & lots of martinis.  SPA-bulous! will be providing exotic demos for the fall as well as makeup application.  “Luxe Boutique from LA” will feature the hottest fall fashions and accessories.  SassyCakes will be providing delicious red velvet cakes and strawberry kabobs.  There will also be special goody bags with discounts and sample products.  Plus there will be specially made martinis to enjoy while getting glammed up.  Cost to attend is $10.
ELEV8 Entertainment and MIA Earnshaw Productions in collaboration with Shannon Hardisty Productions invite you to a night of fashion, music and dance!  Featured design collections include Cocoa Jeans, Rock Chiq, Dav Menswear, Constance Ng, True Honor and Anya Zuyeva.  The fashion show starts at 7:30 PM with VIP seating available.  Kaama Lounge will be offering 25% off their food menu from 7:00 PM to close.  Admission is $10.
 EVOLUTION [of Fashion] is hosting a costume couture fashion show and costume party.  EVOLUTION [of Fashion] is a bi-yearly event, part fashion show and part industry mixer to promote the work and talent of San Francisco’s fashion professionals.  Featured designers at this event includes Miss G Designs, The Glambox, Miz B by Leila Radan, Atussa Couture, Kaatje Designs, Miss Velvet Cream, and GB Shrive.  There will also be a costume competition, so don your most vivid, creative and festive costumes and come to this very special pre -Halloween fete for the fashionable and fashion-minded!  Ticket cost ranges from $25 to $40.

Continuing today are The  KI at Treasure Island and the pop-up shop Sanrio tour at Pier 39.  In addition, there’s an opportunity to dress up your pet for the Pet Pride Day at Golden Gate Park hosted by San Francisco Animal Control and Care.  Other fashion events in the Bay Area include:

  • James Perse Sample Sale, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 660 Market Street, SF, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Come shop deep designer discounts at the James Perse Sample Sale in downtown San Francisco.  Both men’s and women’s items will be on sale.  Cash or credit card only.

Camellia Tea Room is hosting their 5th annual Bewitching Tea fundraiser for two local agencies serving victims of domestic violence, Safequest of Solano County and STAND of Contra Costa County.  The event features a traditional afternoon tea, a fashion show by Christina S., raffle prizes and more.  Seatings are scheduled for 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Cost is $40 per person including tax and gratuity.  Advance payment is required.  For reservations, call the tea room at (707) 746-5293.
  • Mary J. Blige Personal Appearance, Sunday, October 24, 2010, Nordstrom SF, 865 Market Street, SF, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Mary J Blige will make a special appearance at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to launch her new sunglasses collection, Melodies by MJB.  Customers who purchase a pair of Melodies by MJB at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre through October 24th will have the opportunity to meet Mary J Blige and have their photo taken with her.  For more information, call Nordstrom at 415.243.8500, ext. 1280.  
Shannon Hardisty Productions is holding a casting call for the Wonderland charity fashion show occurring on December 4th, 2010 at Fort Mason Center’s Fleet Room.  The runway show will be in the evening with a VIP reception before the show, live model exhibition, dancers and other performances! This event will have a winter/holiday theme and is sure to be fabulous!  The casting call is for models, designers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, and sponsors.  Send an application to before the event to attend.

Ready2Model Magazine and Plant 51 invites you to model casting for an upcoming fashion show and a model pose off.  Plant 51 Multimedia studios will also be having their grand opening party.  Additional details can be found at the Ready2Model website www.ready2modelcom.

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