May 23, 2015

San Francisco Fashion Week

San Francisco Fashion and Merchant Alliance put together a great two day Fashion extravaganza. I had a pleasure to attend and support one of my friends Pamela with Fashionistette. I’d like to congratulate SFFAMA for choosing a fabulous venue. I have never heard of Vitamin Water Social Club and I have to say it’s a really fun place.

Right before the show with Fashionistette Pamela:

Me and a really cool Vitamin Water Wall.
I’m wearing hear a ZARA dress.

Me and Fabulous Siv with JCrewholics

And finally some fashion…

Photography: Doug Birnbaum

This post originally appeared on Moda Epidemic

Take 5: Charity Fashion Show Looks






The student producers and models behind Saturday’s Charity Fashion Show at Stanford University put on a show featuring looks from a diverse range of professional, emerging and student designers to benefit non-profit organization Kiva.

Here, we offer a recap of the event with five eye-catching looks from the runway.

Photos (from top): Mary Meyer, New York; Lenny, New York; Maryam Garber, Stanford; Kittinhawk, Los Angeles; Kent Denim, San Jose.

Photography courtesy of Ralph Nguyen, See more looks from the show online in his Charity Fashion Show flickr set or contact him at ralph.nguyen (at) gmail (dot) com.

More San Francisco fashion events….

Media Sponsor Love: Urban Couture Fashion Art Expo


Oakland’s Jack London Square will be extra foxy this weekend, thanks to the all-day Urban Couture Fashion Art Expo taking place on Saturday.

By day, a free public art festival combines community art exhibits, fashion workshops, live music, 40+ art and fashion vendors and a daytime fashion presentation from Debbie Nghiem and Daniele Pettee. By night, the focus on fashion sharpens with a runway show featuring Bay Area talents Alexandria von Bromssen, Rag Doll Design, Skylier Wear, Arcega Design Studio, Richochet and Swati/Sans Paroles. After the show, funk band Monophonics closes out the evening with its groove-worthy sounds.

The event is free to attend from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the evening 21+ fashion show are $10.

Photo: Arcega Design’s Studio’s Gingerbread Couture


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Campus Chic: Charity Fashion Show


We don’t know about you, but we’re all for fashion on a grand scale. Hence our excitement over this weekend’s Charity Fashion Show, billed as the largest fashion show on the West Coast.

Held annually on the Stanford University campus in front of a crowd that approached 2,000 last year, the event is a student-produced, charitable event featuring professional and emerging designers. Among the notable labels participating in this year’s show are Betsey Johnson, Nanette Lepore, Priestess NYC, Tosca Soraya, Kent Denim and Shin Choi. Followers of the Bay Area fashion scene will recognize plenty of local names, including Alexandria von Bromssen, Kitty Andrews, Paul’s Hatworks and Isharya. Proceeds from this year’s show benefit micro-finance non-profit Kiva.

If this year’s show is anything like the inaugural show last May, expect a huge tent and impressive raised runway to showcase the collections, which varied in size from designer to designer, but on average numbered around eight to 12 pieces each.

For a taste of what’s ahead on Saturday, check out our videos from the 2009 Charity Fashion Show.

More upcoming San Francisco Bay Area fashion events

Where Old is New: Swap! Not Shop!

SWAP Not Shop

Okay, clearly we love to shop. But we’re also down to swap. A great place to do just that this weekend? Swap! Not Shop!, an Oakland event that promises an outpouring of clothing, accessories and household items for the taking when you bring a bag of items to donate. Admission is $5.

More fun fashion events await on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar…..