November 23, 2014

Litter SF at RVCA x Erin Wasson Trunk Show

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This just in. We hear the ladies of Litter SF will be participating in this weekend’s trunk show and sale event at the RVCA flagship store in the Haight on Sunday. Stop by between 2 and 6 p.m. to score items from the spring Erin Wasson x RVCA collaborative collection at a discount and peep pieces from the model-stylist’s forthcoming fall collection, designed in conjunction with this socially-concious, skater-chic label. Music from live bands and draanks will accompany the fashion mayhem. RSVP to attend.

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Cut it Out: Taryn McCabe Leather Jewelry

blue-and-silver-taryn-mccabe-earringsStarting out on the wrong foot isn’t always a bad thing.

Take San Francisco artist and jewelry designer Taryn McCabe. Her time studying footwear at the London College of Fashion led not to career creating stylish shoes, as she’d planned, but to a jewelry business instead.

“I went…and fell in love with leather. I worked for a few shoe companies, but realized that it was much more fun to outfit peoples ears (and necks) rather than comfortably fit their feet,” says McCabe, a multimedia artist currently pursuing an MFA from San Francisco State University.

Working with leather in bold hues and metallics, McCabe hand cuts leaves, flowers and geometric shapes to fashion earrings and, most recently, necklaces into her collection’s ultra light-weight adornments.

Over three inches long, earrings such as the Turquoise and Platinum (top left) and Metallic Tri Leather (below) feature multiple layers cut with intricate patterns that balance McCabe’s respect for arts-and-crafts with an edginess we applaud. Another standout? The Leather Garland Necklace (bottom), whose mix of rich red paired with black and metallic leather delivers a slightly subdued twist on rocker chic that’s still plenty of fun.

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For more on McCabe, visit her web site and check out her etsy shop. Find her work in person at Rabat on Chestnut or, starting Aug. 4, at Secession Art + Design.

Om Apparel Launches Tonight at Azalea

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Head to Azalea boutique in Hayes Valley tonight for the Om Apparel Launch Party.

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SF Indie Fashion News Roundup

Irena-Kudlicki-NecklaceWe’re obsessed with this wine-storing bra. If you see us with double d’s next time, you’ll know what’s up. In other news….

Reports from NBC Bay Area of a fashion designer possibly caught up in drugs (oh my!) and missing in the Bay Area (the scandal!) caught our attention yesterday.

Speaking of NBC Bay Area, we are pleased to announce that the revamped destination for local news is now carrying select content from SF Indie Fashion. Check the site’s Around Town section for more great local fashion and shopping coverage.

Congrats to the winners of the San Francisco Fashion Awards, announced over the weekend. We’re glad to see local designers and fashion supporters getting recognized for their hard work.

Amy Leblanc, who won the best blogger award, shared what we think are some provocative, interesting and very worthwhile thoughts on the event and whether it cast a wide enough net this year.

Up-and-comers, take note: we hear that Arieff Communications is looking for a fall intern with an interest or experience in fashion and public relations.

A San Francisco destination for hard-to-find denim labels since 2006, Self Edge has opened up a new store in New York that was profiled this week on New York magazine’s The Cut.

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art has launched an online store. We are especially enamored of the Irena Kudlicki necklace (pictured), part of the museum’s summer collection now available for purchase in-store and online.

AliceandIsa now offers private parties for groups of eight or more. Tap the ladies behind this new online retail destination for local designers to schedule a private showing, and you’ll receive 20 percent off your purchases during the event.

Appel and Frank’s Chic Summer Soiree shopping event is coming up on Aug. 13. We’ll be announcing this again and again in the coming days, but we’re happy to be able to offer all SF Indie Fashion readers free tickets (reg. $10) to the event. Just use the discount code SFINDIEFASHION when you RSVP on the web site.

The folks at the Chron have been hitting up all kinds of indie-minded fashion events these days. Check out their take on two recent events – the Green Gala at UC Berkeley and the Fashion Food Wine – here and here.

More local fashion news….

Sponsor Love: Final Days of Huge YesStyle Sale

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The 3rd Anniversary Sale from SF Indie Fashion sponsor Yesstyle ends on Aug. 3, 2009. Until then, save up to 80 percent off at this online destination for trendy fashion, accessories and beauty products from Asian labels and companies.

A roundup of product shots and sale items appears after the jump….

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