SF Indie Fashion News Roundup

News, news, news…

Secession Art & Design is having a summer party tomorrow night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm featuring the work of Sita Rupe, Blair Bradshaw, Hilary Williams, Designs by New Skool, Taxi CDC, Saaz Designs, Green Dog Designs, Judy Aurora, Twelve Designs, Colleen Mauer and Heather Robinson.

Goodwill Industries is looking for “regular people” models with a flair for thrifty fashion. Here are the details, copied from an email I received:

Were looking for a variety of people for a fashion shoot! You can be Goodwill’s next top model if you think you fit one of these categories:

* Young guys and gals 18-30, with a flair for fashion. Someone who really knows how to rework an old outfit or a piece of clothing. It’s your personal style and individuality were interested in.
* Funky fun families – Moms, dads, sons and daughters. If you can’t all make it at once then bring who is available.
* We also want some enthusiastic moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas. You’ve seen the styles change from Zoot suits to Jimmy Choo’s. So you know a thing or two about fashion.

Photo shoot to be held in San Francisco on July 2nd & 3rd. All selected candidates will receive a $100 flat fee per individual (or $200 per family), and a complimentary photo of you from the shoot.

To be considered, you’ll need to send:

1. A recent photo (non professional)
2. Contact information including phone number, email and mailing address
3. A sentence or two about why you would like to be a model for Goodwill: Are you a donor, a shopper or simply a person who wants to make the planet a healthier place by reworking fashion in a creative way?

So reply to this email now – GScelta (at) sfgoodwill (dot) organd become a Goodwill star!

Thank you for your continued support,

Goodwill Industries
of San Francisco, San Mateo & Marin Counties

*Must be of consenting age or have written permission from a parent or guardian. You must be available for a 1/2 day (morning or afternoon) photo session.

R.A.G. and Lemon Twist will be closed for the month of July while the Hayes Valley building they’re in undergoes renovations. Both stores are offering sales until the 30th – so stop by now and get your fix.

– Been missing those free-for-all Swap SF events? Well, you aren’t alone. Turns out the organizers have had to put the popular clothing exchange events on hold for two reasons:

1) the events draw so many people that they can no longer be held at Cellspace in the Mission. So if you know of a place that can hold 450+ people, has an entertainment license and isn’t crazy expensive, let the Swap SF people by emailing jason (at) swapsf (dot) com.

2) The organizers’ other business, Lollyphile, has been slammed with orders for absinthe lollipops. Since launching last fall, the company has become something of a local sensation – so instead of organizing swaps, they’ve been making candy and filling orders at a breakneck pace.

– The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion Festival has been moved from September to October. It will now take place on Oct. 11 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event. If you’re interested in participating as a vendor, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, get in touch by emailing Letitia at bayareafashion (at) yahoo (dot) com.