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Are You Ready for the Biggest Fashion Show on the West Coast?

The Bay Area may not have a fashion week of its own these days, but one event taking place on the Peninsula this weekend hopes to pull off something close to it in the span of one evening.

Suggestions for an Arty Saturday

Did you have a great time at the opening of Receiver's latest show Me vs Me? Want more Porous Walker/Jimmy Dimarcellis but just don't know how?

Come by Receiver this Saturday at 2pm and glue toys together with Jimmy. He'll give a brief talk about all the work in this show and then lead everyone in some good old fashioned toy-gluing.

SFIFF’s The Age of Stupid: Prepare to Get Planetarily Freaked Out (Again)

If you saw Wall-E and thought, “yikes, I don't want my great grandchildren to live in Outer-Space affixed to a giant slurpy and lounge chair, but thanks goodness it’s only a cartoon,” wait till you see The Age of Stupid Playing May 3-5 at the Kabuki, the film is part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Pulled Pork and Frito Pie—Hello, Broken Record

There are few things that I like more than finding great food in unexpected locations. That's why I'm a shameless promoter of street food, of fluorescent-lit strip mall restaurants serving great Sichuan food, of granny carts piled high with tamales. So I just had a feeling when I first heard about Broken Record that I would be into it. Great food, inexpensive, served from the back of a bar on Geneva Ave. in Excelsior? Yes, please. Now my only regret is that it took me so to make it out there.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hit the Streets of SF in "Zero" Video

How many places can you name in the latest Yeah Yeah Yeahs' music video?  Quite a few, we'd bet. It's set in SF.  The NYC band hits the streets of our fair city, starting at the Warfield dressing room, then dancing atop parked cars, down mysterious alleyways and through the Tenderloin.  SF definitely looks good set against a YYY soundtrack.

Catch them live at BFD June 6.

 

SFIFF: Under the Influence

Everyone gathered at Tosca Cafe on Sunday seemed under the influence of silver screen stardust as they awaited the arrival of film star Gena Rowlands.

The beloved blonde and critically acclaimed actress was in town for a San Francisco International Film Festival screening of A Woman Under the Influence, in which she starred and was directed by her late husband, John Cassavetes who remains a towering figure of independent cinema.

Boris Eifman Brings "Onegin" to Zellerbach

If modern dance feels too abstract and classical ballet too outdated, the popular Russian choreographer Boris Eifman has got what you need – a rare combination of passionate story-telling with modern dance moves and exciting sets.

Sidewalk Chic: Downtown Glam in Union Square

Name: Jenelle Lee Oldham

Age: 26

Occupation: Hairstylist at Oxenrose Salon

Spotted:
Infatuation at Vessel, 11:01 p.m.

Wearing: Forever 21 dress, vintage belt and heels, handmade earrings by Nico Lopez

How would you define your style? "Totally fun and carefree. I love dressing up and wearing things that pop. Mixing trendy, vintage, and a pair of killer heels!"

Green Fashion 'Pops Up' in the East Bay

Occasionally our mind veers away from interior design and wanders into the world of fashion - a trip usually much needed by our wardrobe and much lamented by our pocket book. This time we credit Domain contributor Zem Joaquin with our foray into the fashion trenches. Her green lifestyle website ecofabulous is hosting a pop-up shop featuring eco-chic clothing lines Rogan and Loomstate that'll take place inside Oakland boutique August. Tonight is the opening party, so stop by from 6 to 10 for some good music and all the green fashion your heart desires.

AAU '09 Graduate Fashion + Jewelry Collaboration

 

 

We were so blown away by the final collection at the Academy of Art Graduate Fashion Show that we just had to share. The Fashion and Jewelry Design Collaboration produced by three Fine Art Sculpture and six Fashion Design students, was a fantastical mix that we think is best described as alien fairy with a dash of Toy Story mutant toy. From the metal flowers sprouting out of the tulle 'fur' coat to the sculptural wires suspending layers of a goddess gown in mid-air, the collection was without-a-doubt inspiring and the Academy continues to make fashion aficionados such as ourselves proud to call San Francisco home.

See more from the AAU fashion show.

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