Weekend Fashion Happenings

I’ve been curious about what has been going on in the SF fashion scene.  Here are some events I stumbled upon that are happening this weekend in the Bay Area.  I’m for sure checking out the sample sale at Skunkfunk, pre-49ers playoff game against the Packers, and will be bundled up in my red and gold fashion for the game.  Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy in in style!

FRIDAY

Faze Apparel store is hosting an art exhibit by talented local artists Alexander Suelto and El Chavi with a clothing sale of Faze’s fine offerings.  Shop, mingle, enjoy the free beverages and appetizers, and make sure to enter the raffle for the in-store paintings that will be produced by the artists that evening; the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to YMCA for kids art programs. 

 The Crucible in Oakland is bringing back Hot Couture!  The evening will be a fusion of fashion and fire entertainment.  Designers featured include Alexandria Glowaski, Annamarta Doustourian, Avant Vouge, “Bonde, Erin Mahoney and O’Lover Hats”, Coyote Cuonter Collective, Heather Wakefield, Jeaneen Brunck Designs, Latex Fashionistas and SENSOREE Design Lab.  It promises to be an interesting night – what other fashion show would you be able to see a performer on a fire-breathing violin?  Cost of tickets range from $30 to $75.  Standing room only and it’s in the Crucible warehouse – so women, wear you highest comfortable heels and bundle up!

SATURDAY  
Last day to check out the Hot Couture fashion show!  Along with that, here are some other event options for Saturday:

This is a mixer for anyone interested in participating in The Pink Gown fashion show happening on February 9th – a fashion event to raise money for breast cancer charities.  Come mingle and and meet the organizers and find out how you can contribute to an event for a great cause.

What better way to start a Saturday morning than with an awesome sample sale!  Funky fresh international Spanish retailer SkunkFunk is having a two-day sample sale at both their San Francisco locations to clear through inventory.  I recommend getting there early to score the best items.  Women’s, men’s and accessories!  Based on Yelp reviews, I would hit up the Haight location.

Bloomingdale’s “Little Red Bag” – Fierce!

 Bloomingdale is ringing in the year of the snake with a line-up of special in-store events and goodies from January 7th through February 18th.  A special pop-up shop will feature unique fashion pieces and home items that celebrate the Chinese culture.  Brands featured include Baccarat, Christofle, Chronicle Books, Carmen Marc Valvo Couture, DCI, Fox, Salvatore Ferragamo, Kenneth Jay Lane, Riedel and many more.  The store will also have a limited-edition reusable “Little Red Bag” inspired by Bloomingdale’s iconic brown bag.  Gung Hay Fat Choy! 

 Out with the old, and in with the old.  The SF Public Library is promoting sustainable living through this special clothing swap event.  No cost to attend, just bring some items to swap for other items…and please make sure to practice good swap etiquette.  The items should be clean, in good condition (no stains or rips) and a fashion treasure you can pass onto someone else to enjoy.  No cost to attend.

Urban streetwear brand United-Taken will be the featured on the catwalk at the Dolce & Ayman’s Black Orchid event at Qi Ultralounge.  Clubs don’t pick up till after midnight anyways, so break in the evening with an 11:30 pm fashion show featuring 10 models styled up by Mystie Rodriguez.  Perfect place to start the Saturday night club hopping.

SUNDAY

Perfect your catwalk stomp at the Union Square fashionable flash mob event!  Check the Facebook invite for exact timing, as for now it’s schedule for around 2:00 pm.  Models wearing designs by Rebecca Cahua will be sashaying across a concrete runway while other participants will be going wild, dancing, hollering and all that other stuff they do at those flash mobs.  All are encouraged to attend and participate.

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