This Week in Fashion: Bikes & Beats Present Bike Fashion, Rose & Champagne Facials for Mother's Day, Swap for Good at BellaPelle and More
The mega-hip bike hang out, Bikes & Beats, brings you their fashion edition with designs by Level 4 Couture, live music and art shenanigans, food trucks, and, of course, free valet bike parking -- tres classy, indeed. Bring your own garment for on-the-spot screenprinting, with three music and bike inspired designs, by Like Minded People.
Kasil Workshop denim designer, David Lim, is stopping by SF for two trunk shows this weekend. First, head to Blues Jean Bar today for the Kasil pop-up shop and receive 20% off all Kasil denim. If you can't make it, round two goes down tomorrow, so mosey on over to Azalea for the Kasil Workshop trunk show, with 20% off the Kasil Spring/Summer '11 collection and a $500 raffle prize.
3. Rose and Champagne or Luma Firm Facial at La Petite Rose (2409 25th Ave), Available through May 21, $112-$150.
If you're still stressing over that perfect gift for mom, and/or looking to rack up major plus-points with your mother-in-law, get in on the buy-one-get-one-half-off facials going on right now at La Petite Rose. Try the soothing Rose and Champagne, ($112 for two facials) or, for a more youthful glow, the Luma Firm Facial, $150 (for two facials). It's mother's day, but don't you deserve a facial, too?
4. 30th SF Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show at The Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason St), Tuesday May 10, Cocktail Reception at 5:30pm, Show at 7pm, $200+.
This year, the grandiose SF Ballet Auxiliary and Saks Fifth Ave will feature Italian designer, Giambattista Valli, the "master of shape", at their 30th annual fashion show. Valli, began his line in 2005, and steadily revealed more vibrant, architectural craftsmanship, and feminine detail, with each collection. Grand Benefactor ticket holders will enjoy a post-fashion show dinner with Valli, featuring courses prepared by chefs Gordon Drysdale & Justin Deering of Café des Amis, Bill Corbett of Absinthe, and JW Foster of The Fairmont.
5. Swap for Good and Beautiful Things Fashion Show at BellaPelle (9 Maiden Lane), Swap for Good: Wednesday May 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm $15-$75; Beautiful Things Fashion Show: Thursday May 12, 5:30pm-9pm, $20.
This Wednesday, join BellaPelle and Spark for a night of cocktails and swapping for a cause. Bring gently used clothing to trade or donate to the Freedom House, a shelter for survivors of human trafficking. The good deeds continue on Thursday, with BellaPelle's Beautiful Things Fashion Show, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The evening will start with cocktails and yummy apps, and move right into a fashion show boasting the latest creations from costume designer Julia Panciroli, with jewelry by Manika, hair by Atelier Emmanuel, and beauty services by BellaPelle. Designs from the show show will be auctioned off to raise money for the LLS.
6. Spring 2011: Delicious Anticipation Party at Saffron Rare Threads (One Emcarcadero Center, Street Level), Thursday May 12, 6pm-9pm (Fashion Show at 7:30pm).
Saffron Rare Threads will launch their Spring 2011 collection, this Thursday, with "Delicious Anticipation", a fashion show and haute party featuring one-of-a-kind pieces, street food and 15% discounts on all merchandise. Click here to RSVP.
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.