May 25, 2015

The Do List: SF Fashion Events Dec. 12-18

We may not have falling snow, but San Francisco will see flurries of fashionable events this week, the last truly action-packed one on the calendar before folks quiet down to enjoy the holidays. Trunk shows, a boutique crawl, fashion photo fun and plenty of chances to shop local await. As always, you’ll find the details on many great upcoming San Francisco fashion and style events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar. We’ve called out a few of our favorites below.

  • Travel and style converge on Monday night at Jackson Square’s La Boutique during a Bon Voyage for the Holidays party featuring local designer Jennifer Bennett’s Jendarling line of travel accessories alongside travel and wine tips from Gigi of and La Boutique’s Je Ne Sais Quois.
  • Tuesday brings the 1st Annual Union Street Boutique Crawl on Cow Hollow’s main shopping drag. Pop into participating merchants (Chloe Rose, Covet, Marmalade, My Boudoir, Liv, Conifer, Seams, RGB and Bryan Lee) for Champagne, style tips, door prizes and 20 percent off merch.
  • Midweek, it’s time to head to the Mission for Photobooth’s Holiday Big Shot with Mira Mira and Rue Magazine. You’ll find live color polaroid portraits in the works, a Mira Mira pop-up shop, lots of style bloggers and free drinks.
  • On Thursday night, the always popular Thursday night event Nightlife at California Academy of Sciences brings in the local design element with a special holiday edition of Bazaar Bizarre, featuring over 40 independent designers and artisans selling everything from handmade pottery to jewelry and graphic tees.

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 Oct. 3-9

Fashion fans in San Francisco will find a diverse style spread ahead this week. A sustainable design meeting of the minds, a new pop-up shop, paintings of dresses and an outdoor shopping event featuring tons of local designers are all on the horizon. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Get the week going with a special event from The Commonwealth Club’s Inforum and Levi’s. In 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds: How to Design a Sustainable Future dives into one of the biggest design-driven questions of our time with a lightening-fast pecha kucha presentation featuring Rickshaw Bagworks CEO Mark Dwight and Flora Grubb of Flora Grubb Gardens, among others. Networking and ping pong follow.
  • Thursday night brings a sweet little soiree at Marmalade. Head to Hope’s Cow Hollow shop for Cocktails, Big Sales and Fashionable Art featuring artist Megan Martin’s dress paintings, as well as drinks and discounts.
  • Finish off the week by shopping independent at the year’s last outdoor Indie Mart, where you’ll find over 100 independent designers selling their work. Other perks: it’s outside, there’s a BBQ, lots of beer and more than solid people watching.

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

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Indie Mart

A gorgeous sunny summer Sunday, a slew of designers and a crowd hungry for beer and D.I.Y. set the stage for last weekend’s Indie Mart at Thee Parkside in lower Potrero. After an eight-month hiatus, the well-attended event, a fundraiser for founder Kelly Malone’s ongoing cancer treatments, was back with gusto and a serious assortment of independent designers displaying their latest.

We strolled through the outdoor market, past groups eagerly hovering over the make-your-own terrarium table and digging into locally-made edibles near the entrance, to find a pop-up from on-the-move shop Shotwell, new work from designer Mariele Williams, a selection of super bargain-priced samples from Turk + Taylor, cute onesies and tees from Animal Instincts, tribal necklaces from Rachael Kinsey Designs and striking steel earrings from Push Pull Designs, among many others.

Below, a few pics from our adventure.

Mariele Williams shows off accessories from her Mariele Ivy line.

Williams creates necklaces, headpieces and earrings that combine natural materials, chains and antique sensibilities.

Notably on-trend for fall, tribal elements were easy to spot in jewelry from Rachel Kinsey Designs.

While prepping for its new space to open, Shotwell brought a selection of offerings, including lots of vintage pieces, to the event.

As for the new location's opening date, we were told it could be any moment, though there is still some building out to do. So keep your eyes trained on the shop's Facebook page if you're one of the many waiting with baited breath.

Animal Instincts owner Jamai Lowell with his apparel line featuring original sketches, many of which include San Francisco icons. As you might guess, we're big fans of the Sutro design and its "play locally" missive.

The Turk + Taylor crew: designers Mark Lee Morris and Andrew Soernsen with friend Camilla Thompson.

Jewelry from Push Pull Designs achieves its bright-meets-rugged look by using pigment and rust on thin steel shapes.

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The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events July 18-24

Summah, summah-ty-ime. This week we hope to be able to press pause on the space heater humming away in the corner and welcome a hint of sun. But no matter what happens, we’ll be warming up to local fashion events. A few of our favorite┬áSan Francisco fashion happenings follow, and, as always, you’ll find the details on these and more on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • We hope there are three of you on Thursday night, because there are three worthy events happening at exactly the same time. So step one, clone yourself (then do it again). Next head to 440 Brannan Studio for Jonathan Rising, an event featuring the Japanese-inspired knitwear of Academy of Art and Rodarte alum Jonathan David Baker at 44o Brannan Studio. Adding to the intrigue, the event promises sushi and sake.
  • Across Market Street in a very stylish shop, those on the list will gather to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Poetic and Chic, the art- and fashion-minded blog from local writer and designer Annie Wilson. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you there.
  • Over in Hayes Valley on the same night, fans of style blogger Jessica Quirk’s What I Wore blog will congregate to celebrate her new book of the same name at Azalea boutique during an event hosted by ShopItToMe.
  • Sunday marks the return of Indie Mart after an eight-month hiatus. As you might expect, it’s sure to be full of debaucherous D.I.Y., local fashion, music and interactive antics ranging from sexy makeovers by Fox & Doll to terrarium making with Flora Grubb. Admission is a $3-$5 sliding scale suggested donation, and all proceeds go toward founder Kelly Malone’s ongoing cancer treatments.

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 June 6-12

Summer’s here, and we’re ready to unwind with local fashion goodness (even if we’re wearing scarves instead of swimsuits). So look to the SF Indie Fashion Calendar this week for events supporting a longtime supporter of the local fashion scene in her battle against cancer, serious deals from a local fitness apparel brand, a fashion show featuring local swimwear and much more.

  • Get in gear for the week ahead by doing good and having fun at the same time during Tuesday’s Kelly vs. the C Word Concert, a benefit at The Independent to help Indie Mart and Workshop founder Kelly Malone raise funds for cancer treatments and surgery. Two days later, another chance to support Malone beckons, when the City’s reigning D.I.Y. queen celebrates her first solo art show with an evening reception at Hotel Biron and a store opens around the corner featuring interiors designed by Malone (see details below).
  • A reason to scoot on up to Mill Valley arrives on Wednesday, when Bay Area-based fitness apparel brand Zohba holds a sample sale with tops and bottoms priced from $5 to $15.
  • Just around the corner from the art opening at Hotel Biron on Thursday night, local label Gangs of San Francisco throws a party launching its new Hayes Valley retail shop. With interiors designed and constructed by Kelly Malone using recycled wood and vintage materials, the store will house the brand’s limited edition graphic tees.
  • Friday night’s Merry Making at supperclub offers an opp to scope skin-baring apparel from Zoe Bikini, In Lush and Shirli while lounging over dinner on the venue’s white beds amid beats from DJs such as Martin Collins and Natalie Nuxx.
  • Close out the week at the intersection of fashion and art during Sunday’s Wire Wear show at Public Works. Presented by Elevation Salon and featuring music by The Black Ryder, the event showcases boldly-styled models donning artist Tuan Tran’s dresses made of recycled telephone wire.

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