April 23, 2014

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 25-31

If you’re in the mood to celebrate local style, this is your week to shine, thanks to a bouquet of parties in honor of worthy Bay Area fashion and beauty destinations. And as always, the week ahead brings ample opportunity to shop from local sources. You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar, and we’ve called out a few of our favorite upcoming San Francisco fashion events below.

  • On Tuesday, the self-tanning experts behind Beautisol join forces with Russian Hill’s Beauty Company for a Facebook Fan Appreciation Party. To partake, just “like” both hosts on Facebook, then head over for an evening of food, drink, goodie bags and self-tanning tips from Beautisol’s Sinead Norenius.
  • On Wednesday, longtime local jewelry line viv&ingrid celebrates the opening of its first retail shop with a party at the new Oxford Hall location in Berkeley.
  • SoMa, the Mission and Pacific Heights each play host on Thursday night to oh-so-stylish events with appeal for different crowds. Retail studio and fashion production house The Factory toasts to its first six months with a Warhol-themed shindig on 4th St., while Clary Sage Organics clinks glasses over its three-year anniversary on Fillmore Street. Last but not least, avant garde fashion is on display at the Mission’s Five & Diamond shop during a Pure Vile trunk show, which promises the New York label’s far-out, one-0f-a-kind accessories made using such macabre materials as doll parts, lace and bone.
  • Top the week off with the array of vendors selling local apparel, accessories, food and much, much more during the latest Treasure Island Flea.

You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

Flex Time: Try San Francisco Midweek Beauty Deals

Russian Hill's Beauty Company frequently offers midweek specials via its Facebook page.

At Cavallo Point, midweek spa deals accompany to-die-for views.

Got some midweek flex in your sched this summer? Then these midweek deals at local day spas are just for you. Even better, you’ll avoid the Saturday masses and get your look in line before the weekend hits.

Cocoon Urban Day Spa Midweek Mani-Pedi Special: Through the end of June, score $10 off all mani-pedi combination treatments when you book appointments Tuesday through Friday before 4 p.m. Insider tip: if you drive to this Rincon Hill location, hunt on Guy Place for one-hour, unmetered spots.

Cavallo Point Midweek Spa Special: Yes, there are many other reasons for locals to hit this just-across-the-Golden-Gate destination than the postcard city views. Head here Monday through Thursday, and you’ll save 15 percent on any facial, massage or body treatment (excludes tandem massages). Add a yoga class ($15) or spring for a full day pass ($65) to enjoy the bucolic lodge’s full suite of fitness offerings, including a eucalyptus steam room and a heated meditation pool.

Zaza Nail Spa Midweek Special: Book your appointment Monday through Thursday before 4 p.m., and you’ll be rewarded with $15 off the classic mani-pedi combo, as well as skincare and massage treatments this month. Afterwards, if more me-time is required, get sucked in by the deals across the street at Jeremy’s.

Beauty Company: Those who “like” this Russian hill shop-slash-salon on Facebook will be happy to find an ever-updating assortment of midweek deals posted on the shop’s wall. Recent deals have included a free mani-pedi with purchase before 4 p.m. offered to those who check in using Facebook and 40 percent off waxing done before 4 p.m.

More San Francisco beauty….

Photography courtesy of Beauty Company and Cavallo Point

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events May 23-29

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.