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Q&A With Local Crochet Extraordinaire, Violetta Vieux

From crochet to the art of couture, knitwear designer, Violetta Vieux, was designing in Paris, before she moved to the Bay Area in 2008. Her line,VioGemini, will launch a new bridal collection next month, but you can preview it this Thursday, along with her intricate crochet dresses, at the RAW: Natural Born Artists event at 111 Minna

Photos: Wells Fargo and 7x7's "Empower U" Pride Party at 111 Minna

On June 21, 7x7 and Wells Fargo hosted the “Empower U” Pride Party at 111 Minna Gallery to raise attention for the nationwide anti-bullying program Make it Better Project (locally overseen by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network), w

Life Is a Wave So Help Save Some Waves

Catch a wave and you're sitting on top of the world...whether you swim it, surf it, boogie it, or simply admire it, the ocean is certainly something to be saved. With its yearly fundraiser, the Save the Waves Coalition is bringing its massive pool party to 111 Minna this Friday.

This Week's Best Fashion Events: Refinery29 Shop Crawl, The Capsule Design Festival, Benny Gold Grand Opening

Anyone who’s ever yearned for yet more San Francisco fashion happenings, your prayers have been answered. Along with tomorrow night’s annual Discarded to Divine event, the days ahead promise a slew of other opportunities just waiting to sweet talk your sartorial side. Read on for chances to shop, take in the latest from local designer, view new collections from local labels, celebrate shop openings and score some deals while you’re at it.

Read on for the 10 local fashion events you won’t want to miss:


Meet Pladra, SF's New Plaid Purveyor

Do you know anyone in San Francisco who doesn't own a plaid shirt? Didn't think so. For those with only one in their arsenal, it might be time to add to the collection. On April 26th, gather all of your plaid-clad friends together and head to 111 Minna for the launch party of the world's newest purveyor of the chic lumberjack look, Pladra.

Break Out That Flannel Shirt & Celebrate Debaser's 3 Year Anniversary Tonight

If you've ever howled along to the Smashing Pumpkins or Hole in your living room late at night, wishing you could share those songs' epic moments with other bleeding-heart 90s fans, get your butt down to 111 Minna tonight to share in the epic, drunken hoopla that will be Debaser's 3-year anniversary party.

LoveSick 4: Fashion for the Frustrated

Picture Sid and Nancy meets Valentine's fashion ball -- after all, love and fashion are nothing if not vicious.

Whether you're sick on it or sick of it, set love aside and let lusty lingerie take the stage tonight at LoveSick 4.

As Startups Proliferate, SF Beta's Mixer Becomes One of the Hottest Tickets in Town

San Francisco is experiencing another explosion in startups, and one of the best ways to visualize that is at at the local tech community's hottest recurring event, which is the "startup mixer" held by SF Beta every other month at 111 Minna.

SF Beta is the brainchild of Christian Perry, now 26. He launched it when he first moved here from Chicago after finishing college back in 2006.  Perry notes that his meetups are attracting record crowds these days.

"There is a big spike this year, up to 650-700 attendees, or more than twice as many as in the past," says Perry.

Almost all of that growth, he says, is due to the rise of social networking companies like Twitter, mobile app developers, and new advertising startups, which have catapulted San Francisco into the new center of tech innovation -- more than anyplace else, including Silicon Valley.

Scenes of the City: Meet Your Cougar Valentine Party @ 111 Minna

For this week's "Scenes of the City" we attended the Meet Your Cougar Valentine Party at 111 Minna. Although the scene was a bit like an awkward high school dance at times, as the drinks flowed, people loosened up and the cougars and cubs came out of their dens.

Photos and Copy by Joseph Schell

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