April 1st, 2012 § § permalink
I found a lovely spot along the left wall to cool my heels and take a look at the Bossini fashion show by Melange last night. From a distance I saw the bright colors move along gracefully and the reactions of the crowd. Before the show even started I was struck by what the guests were wearing. I prefer to go unnoticed at these events so that I can take my time and look at everyone else discretely. I arrived with rain sprinkled hair and took in the breathtaking ball room at the regency center on Sutter st. The open space was filled with people all dressed up and the room was vibrant with lights and white chairs all lined sideways between a platformed runway. Sitting there I knew that the people here came as much for the experience of the fashion show as they did to see the bossini line on the models. It’s amazing that there is this platform for San Francisco; lovely parties, well dressed guests and a beautifully presented fashion show.
Audience member, Claire looking Fab in Disco Pants by American Apparel
February 29th, 2012 § § permalink
I’ve been looking forward to playing dress up with Sasha Maks Vintage for a while now, and I would encourage any of you girlie girls out there to check her out this Thursday. Imagine bobbles and Channel and over sized jewels that you wish your Grandma would have left you. They are time less pieces that sparkle up any ol out fit.
Here are the Deets
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
6 p.m.-7 p.m. PressWhere:Conifer Boutique, 2848 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
When: March 1st 7-9pm: Press 6-7pm
Dress code: Vintage Chic
February 24th, 2012 § § permalink
Looking for something fun to do tonight? Head to Supper Club for All Dressed Up Runway Show and After Party. Special discount when you buy your tickets here. Hurry fast sale ends at 6pm.
Dress by Danielle Pettee; Photo by Moja Ma’at; Jewelry by Stephanie Hamilton
November 2nd, 2011 § § permalink
Journalism? What’s that? If you’re asking yourself that question and how to communicate effectively and professionally as a fashion blogger, then I’d say you’re in need of Lorraine Sanders’ class this weekend, Journalism for Bloggers. Taking place this Saturday at The Writers’ Grotto, lovely Sf Indie Fashion editor, Lorraine Sanders will trace out what’s a source, how to interview and the best way to cover an event. Everyone can always get better, so even if you think you’re the best of the best, you can probably pick up a few tricks and tips from this reputable writer. If you are so humbled to learn from a real pro check out the deats bellow and send her an email.
Journalism Basics for Bloggers
Instructor: Lorraine Sanders
Number of sessions: 1
Meeting time: Saturday, November 5, 10 am-3 pm.
Course fee: $99
Description: Many of the basic tools reporters and journalists use everyday can help make the work of producing compelling, accurate, creative and timely blog posts more rewarding for bloggers and their readers. In this one-day workshop, bloggers will learn basic journalism skills for enhancing their blogs and producing well-sourced, accurate, original blog content.
As the lines between traditional journalism, citizen reporting, hyper-local news coverage and personal blogging blur at an exceedingly rapid pace, bloggers are hungrier than ever for original content, fresh sources, compelling photographs and engaging posts that will not only build loyal readerships, but also lead to new career opportunities and position them as experts in their fields. Aimed at dedicated bloggers who write frequently (for hire or on a volunteer basis), but lack formal journalism training, this workshop is for anyone seeking a crash course in professional reporting basics that can be used for covering news and events, identifying trends and interviewing sources.
We’ll discuss practical steps bloggers can take to report fairly and accurately without sacrificing individual voice, gaining access to events, handling factual errors and retractions, ethics questions surrounding issues such as pay-for-play coverage and industry “swag,” interacting with public relations, finding new sources and maintaining a supply of original content ideas.
Instructor Bio: LORRAINE SANDERS is a San Francisco-based writer, blogger, media consultant and the founder of SF Indie Fashion, a daily news blog covering the San Francisco Bay Area’s wealth of independently-run fashion labels, local designers and independent retailers. She has written about fashion, culture and small businesses for 7×7, the San Francisco Chronicle and its SF Unzipped blog. Refinery29, Daily Candy, NBC Bay Area, KQED, the Noe Valley Voice and many others. She is a fashion journalism instructor and student adviser at the Academy of Art University, as well as a freelance copy writer and media consultant skilled in developing content and social media strategies for clients such as Kayak.com, Mineral Fusion, Provocateur Media, TravelPost.com, the Temple Music Group, Minted.com and Yojo Mobile, among others. She holds an A.B. in English from Brown University and an M.A. in Communications from Stanford University and was selected as a 2010 news entrepreneurship fellow by the University of Southern California Knight Digital Media Center.
October 6th, 2011 § § permalink
Megan Martin uses dresses as a canvas at tonight’s art opening and reception at Marmalade Boutique.
Marmalade Boutique 2059 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123; Reception 5pm-8pm
August 27th, 2011 § § permalink
I had the pleasure of sneaking past security and into the back of the crowd tonight at 7×7 magazine’s 10th anniversary fashion show on the second floor of Bloomingdale’s.The real wonderment came not from the runway, but from those who sat along the sides wide-eyed and unaware of my gaze. I enjoyed peering past heads and sharply taking photos of the true style makers, the ones not 5’10, without the cadence of the long-legged lovelies on the runway. I particularly liked their look when they saw me without any make up on in a cotton summer dress, speaking like I do in the voice of a 15 teen year old. I come alone to events, and always leave with a new friend. That’s the way I like it, and this is the way the audience captivated me.
Tuan Tran + Michele Gates in his one of a kind piece
Victoria In Coach
Kelly of Style Kouncil
August 21st, 2011 § § permalink
I was so sad to have missed snow, that the San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Network decided to throw The Collection, Saturday’s show highlighting a fine trio of San Francisco designers to cheer me up. Just kidding! hehehe. Not funny? Ok, ehem, moving on… back to the show at hand…
Saturday, August 27th 4pm Tickets HERE
Acta Non Verba
July 28th, 2011 § § permalink
The tattered floor boards on the top floor of Clary Sage Organics stare at me as I get a massage from Jasmine and listen to Dennis play James Brown from bellow me. There is a conscious energy that transcends to the top floor while I’m getting my spine awakened and the people bellow me are buying organic bamboo skirts to wear about the town before they go to yoga. It’s the third birthday for Clary Sage Organics and we’re celebrating the way people dress in their clothes made of sustainable materials sans pesticides. It’s not just what you wear but why you wear it according to Patti who started her own line of earthly responsible clothing with a cuteness factor that Lululemon wishes they possessed. I for one can’t get enough of their miracle crop, and it’s my hope it’s not only the beginning of a beautiful relationship with my body combined with Clary Sage.
June 19th, 2011 § § permalink
Better than nothing right? Sometimes a girl just needs a new T-shirt and what did I see in my lovely Inbox this morning but a daily deal from Living Social for two T-shirts from Hangr 16 and only $24 wee!
April 29th, 2011 § § permalink
A back room in Sloane lounge paired with nostalgic music from the 80′s and a fashion savvy crowd welcomed the launch of Refinery 29 in San Francisco last night. It was the kind of party that made you wish your prom would have been that cool. The absence of Jersey Shore esq bridge and tunnel people made it ok to revel in a dorky glory of letting loose on the dance floor. A photo shoot was set up with random trinkets lining the floor such as a black phone ala Clarissa Explains it All and a red tennis racket and big red 45 Record Case. Somehow after a few drinks it made sense to pose with these items. The energy was better than New Year’s but we were celebrating something different all together; the acknowledgment that we San Franciscans have a style all our own. This is the dress I wore to the party.
Dress by New York Collection at Marmalade Boutique; 2059 Union Street, San Francisco, CA; Photo by Marcie Franich