May 25, 2015

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Sept. 19-25

San Francisco boutiques are throwing down this week with an array of parties, trunk shows and celebrations featuring style-minded fashion bloggers, independent designers and a slew of wish-list-worthy accessories. You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Also on Thursday, local designers will be on display during a 440 Brannan Trunk Show. Curated by Market SF Founder Jennifer Meyer, the event brings locally-made accessories and apparel from labels such as Skin on Skins and The Heated together with the SoMa showroom’s existing array, a group that includes gr.dano and Zansus Purses.
  • Come Saturday, spend a slice of your afternoon indulging in beautiful things at the Bell Jar Jewelry and Lingerie Trunk Show, feauturing work from What About Phoenix, Honey Cooler Handmade, Adina Mill and ME Moore.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 11-17

Like clique-busters chillin’ with a new crew on summer nights, Bay Area fashion folks and fine artists are hanging out together more than ever these days. This week, you’ll spot it happening at community-minded gallery opening in Alameda, during a fashion show in an Oakland arts space, in a hip Mission boutique and at the first Prepare for the Playa event of the summer. As always, you’ll find the details and more upcoming San Francisco fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • While fine arts and fashion are the theme this week, you can still get your shop on during Simply Chic’s Chanel Lovers event on Wednesday night and at Gump’s on Thursday evening, when Jendarling Bags presents its latest luxury garment bags and accessories at the iconic department store during the EQ Show launch event.
  • Thursday’s opening party for the new Redux Studios & Gallery in Alameda brings a reason to hit the highway. A project from St. Vinvent de Paul of Alameda County, the venue sells apparel, accessories and art made from recycled and reclaimed materials, offers community workshops, monthly art shows and affordable studio space for artists.
  • On Friday, fashion and the arts once again join forces during F3 at the Cotton Mill, which features a slew of local artists and a fashion show that includes local designer Ken Chen and Zoe Hong, among others. Another chance to take in fashion and fine art at the same time comes from the Mission’s Belljar, which opens its Precipice show amid its selection of lovely wearables and items for the home with a reception on Friday evening.
  • If Burning Man is on your to-do list this summer, you can start getting prepped at Sunday’s Prepare for the Playa event, full of “burner-preneurs” selling apparel, accessories and accoutrements for the annual desert extravaganza.

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

The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events March 7-13

The bad news? You’re gonna lose an hour of sleep this weekend. But keeping things firmly on the up and up this week are plenty of events sure to entertain San Francisco fashion fans. For that, we turn to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. Read on for our weekly dose of trunk sales, beauty happenings, fashion shows and places to shop from independent sources:

  • On Tuesday, surround yourself in luxe local style during the Azadeh Couture trunk show and collection viewing. It’s a chance to see the local label’s refined women’s apparel and party-worthy dresses on display in a sophisticated setting.
  • Friday’s Spring into Fall Fashion Show promises locally-designed apparel and jewelry heading down the runway surrounded by the always-impressive interiors of the Bently Reserve. The cheapest tickets have already sold out, but here’s the good news: you can still buy your way into the choicest rows. Want to sit in the front row? It’ll run you $150, but take heart, as the proceeds go towards a good cause: The Coral Reef Alliance. A few of the participating designers include Amber Marie Bently, Miss G Designs, Sara Shepherd and Sequoia & Gita.
  • On Saturday, head to one of the few “fashion shows” that you might unwittingly already be a part of. Street Threads: The Show celebrates local photographer Ariel Soto’s years of capturing San Francisco street fashion. The event at Density doubles as the launch of Soto’s self-published book Street Threads, which features over 100 photographs of locals sporting noteworthy street style.

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

Snap Judgment: 1930′s Little Black Dress

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: a flirty, yet-still-classic way to dress up in a festive frock for the New Year comes in the form of the 1930′s Vintage Black Dress, $165, which boasts a velvet collar, silk crepe bodice and tulle skirt and is available at San Francisco-based boutique BellJar.

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Photography courtesy of BellJar

Lazy Legs? Shop BellJar Online (+Win a Special Something)


While we would highly recommend an in-person visit to Mission boutique BellJar, we also know how busy fashion fans can be. And sometimes, our legs are just too tired to walk another inch after trekking around all week (though our fingers always seem more than capable of clacking out online orders via the Internets. Go figure). When next you find yourself facing this dilemma, you’ll be heartened to know that BellJar recently launched its very first online shop.

Stocked with many of the great wearables and finds for the home that you’ve most likely drooled over in-store, the online shop gives easy access to Claus Porto bath accessories, Kittinhawk hair accessories, Claire Hummel necklaces and apparel by the likes of Saivanna Black, Olga de Polga, Mink Pink and many others.

As if you needed further enticement to check out the new shop, here are two ever-so-convincing reasons. First, you can save 15 percent off online orders this month with the discount code 7X7SDFBJLRS. Second, we’re giving away a $50 gift certificate to BellJar in the newly launched SF Indie Fashion newsletter this week. Check it out for details on how to win.

Speaking of the SF Indie Fashion newsletter, have you signed up? It’s a quick blast of local fashion news, events, deals and giveaways dropped in your inbox each week. We promise to be short and sweet and in love with all things local. Hope you’ll get on the list (sign up at right).

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