It’s a quieter week than most in San Francisco style land, what with Burning Man drawing droves to the desert and the long weekend ahead beckoning others on late summer jaunts. If you’re City-bound, take heart. You can learn how to manufacture locally with SFMade on Tuesday, mingle with other Bay Area fashion industry folks during Thursday’s Fashion Social at The Factory or party amid art, fashion and music at the latest installment of RAW SF. Friday wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the Snakeskin Kaleidoscope at Fiat Lux, where Oakland jewelry designer Katie of Hart Variations will be unveiling all-new and one-of-a-kind wearable art made using a found snakeskin with rare rainbow hues.
For independent fashion fun this week in San Francisco, we’ve got our eye on events for work and play. Wednesday’s SFFAMA Google+ Workshop at FIDM promises tips and tricks for leveraging the social media platform to its fullest. On Friday, a Lower Bernal/Mission destination for independent design celebrates five years with the Secession 5th Anniversary Party full of art, jewelry and apparel by established and emerging artists and designers. Once the weekend rolls around, pick up bits and bobs for Burning Man at the Beyond the Fence Trunk Show, hunt down deals at the BCBG Ella Moss Sample Sale or check out baubles and Serial Cultura apparel in the East Bay with a stop by Shibumi Gallery’s Summer Party.
With fireworks on the horizon and a mid-week holiday spreading a nice dose of summer spirit around these parts, it’s going to be a quieter seven-day stretch in San Francisco than most. But there are still stylish diversions ahead. Along with going big on July 4th, entertain yourself this week with a visit to the first annual Artisan Fragrance Salon, featuring a who’s who of local perfumers that includes Ineke, Yosh, L’Aromatica and more. A chance to scope local designers’ apparel and accessories comes on Sunday during the burner-and-bohemian-friendly Beyond the Fence trunk show. For bloggers, Saturday’s Blog Brunch means audience-building and virtual socializing with bloggers around the country.
Along with invite-only events celebrating Mulberry and Refinery29 that we’re sure many of you will be headed to, this week promises style fun for everyone with an ArtPoint panel chat inspired by The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition featuring Poetic & Chic’s Annie Wilson and designer Bacca da Silva, the latest installment of the art-and-fashion extravaganza that is RAW SF, a trunk show with Herringbone bags at Harper Paige salon and the 5th Stitch Launch Party. Also this week, the Gallery of Jewels continues its 10-day bridal engagement event, showcasing aisle-ready jewelry by independent artists and designers.
Along with the annual extravaganza that is San Francisco Pride (always a key coupling of days for spotting fabulous apparel mixed with a good-natured lack thereof), this week promises local fashion fun in the form of the Chillin’ Productions 14th Anniversary Party (for those who don’t know, this is the City’s longest-running indie shopping and art event), a Rare Device trunk show featuring Elizabeth Street Cosmetics and L’Aromatica Perfume, the Grand Opening Party for Marmalade Boutique‘s new space and the return of Treasure Island Flea. If clearing out your closet intrigues, there’s a Poshmark Listing Party at the fashion tech company’s Menlo Park HQ that promises fun.