July 25, 2014

Runway Recap: Beauty of Life Fashion Show

Last week’s Beauty of Life Fashion Show, a benefit for Oakland’s Children’s Hospital and Research Center, brought a crowd to Jillian’s to raise awareness for sickle cell disease. The evening began with a number by Diego Trinidad and a ballet performance by Sara Elizabeth Love.

Produced by Juanita M. Scott, the show featured many local designers, including Nancy Delos ReyesAnya Zuyeva, Anthony Aleman, Marianne Faulkner, Dao Thabthimkoson, R. Shay Miles. Jewelry from Miz B by Leila Radan and Gallery of Jewels completed the looks.

During the event, Jillian’s was packed as the models walked the runway. There were goodies for every guest, including gift bags with Bare Minerals makeup and a raffle at the end of the evening. Here are some highlights from the show:

Jacket by Anthony Aleman

Dress by Nancy Delos Reyes

Dress by R. Shay Miles

Ensemble by Anya Zuyeva

Dress by Dao Thabthimkoson

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events This Week

The SF Indie Fashion Calendar is always full of events to keep San Francisco fashion lovers busy with trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources. This week is no exception. Here’s our pick of top events this week:

  • Save your fashion energy up for the weekend, because this week’s best style-minded events start up on Thursday. That evening you’ll find the Big Things Show at the Silverman Gallery featuring Stars + Ravens, Serial Cultura and Micaela Greg.
  • Also on Thursday night, Shotwell treats San Francisco fashion fans to complimentary cocktails, tunes and a healthy dose of style as part of its Vivienne Westwood X Lee Jeans Launch Party. While you’re there, congratulate the Union Square destination on the official debut of its online store.
  • Cruise into the weekend with feel-good fashion, thanks to two charitable events going down on Friday night. Pop by the Beauty of Life Fashion Show at Jillian’s benefiting Sickle Cell Awareness at the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland to glimpse apparel from featured designers such as James Head, Marianne Faulkner and Anthony Aelman. Next up, celebrate your fun bags and Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Beats for Boobs, a fundraiser taking place at mezzanine and featuring a fashion show with local designers such as Tamo Design, Miss G Designs, Silver Lucy and Miranda Caroligne.
  • And last but not least, this weekend is your chance to stock up on designer jeans on the cheap when 7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale arrives in San Francisco for a three-day stint at the Hilton.

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