With a holiday weekend on the horizon, there’s much to do for style-seekers in San Francisco this week. On the SF Indie Fashion Calendar, find ways to master your unruly locks, indulge in shoes both sexes will adore, mingle with fashion bloggers, witness a styling competition, shop with smashing views of the Bay and party hard in support of local art and independent designers.
- When you don’t know how to handle a tool properly, you can risk looking like one. To avoid that fate, Tuesday’s How To with Hot Tools Party at Beauty Company comes to the rescue with professional tips and tricks for mastering hair tools, including curling irons, blowdryers, flat irons and hot rollers. RSVP in advance, as space is limited. Do it for your ‘do.
- We love equal opportunity shopping opps. Hence our laser-like focus on Thursday’s Martha Davis Shopping Party at Cow Hollow boutique Conifer. During the event, the local shoe designer presents her line of loafers made for men and women, and shoppers will receive 10 percent off Martha Davis shoes.
- The weekend is packed with fashionable events. First up, Treasure Island Flea opens for the first time on, you guessed it, Treasure Island. Spread over two days, the ongoing monthly market slated for the last weekend of every month brings vendors selling fashion, food, vintage items, homewares and more to a scenic outdoor venue in the middle of the Bay.
- Saturday afternoon brings the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance’s Beauty Expo, a fundraising event for San Francisco Fashion Week that combines workshops with a styling competition at Pigment Cosmetics. Bloggers such as Nicole Lindgren of Style Bust and Alison Messinger of Eclectic à la Mode will discuss blogging and social media, Charleston Pierce hosts a model bootcamp and seven teams will compete in styling competition whose judges include Greg Griffin of Barber Lounge, Brad Carrick of Solz Shoes, Mario Benton and Amy Soderlind of Refuses To Label.
- Cap off Saturday night by reveling at the 13th anniversary of Chillin’ Productions, featuring work from 80 independent fashion and accessories designers and 200 artists inside the cavernous confines of SoMa’s mezzanine. Live painting, live screenprinting, a slew of DJs and video installations add to the event’s let-loose-and-party vibe.
You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.