Parties & Openings
You probably haven’t heard of him—yet. But we’re convinced Christopher Collins will be a designer to watch in SF’s growing fashion circle. On Tuesday, Collins presented his sophomore Spring 2009 collection before a packed invite-only crowd at Deep Down Sound in SoMa. Co-produced by Elise Friedman, Phoebe Rubin, Rachel Esterline and Julianne Moeller, the energetic shindig attracted a smattering of social butterflies, fashiony hipsters and curious media, who gathered for a flash of fashion and post-work mingling over sushi, cupcakes and glasses of sparkling rosé.
Courtesy of Goldenbleu
What: Goldenbleu Warehouse Sale
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: Goldenbleu warehouse, 2963 Mission St., firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: Score Italian-leather kicks and purses from one of SF’s own at wholesale prices. Select styles start at $30. Get a free bag with a purchase of $200 or more.
Courtesy of Fresh.com
What: Fresh Mini-Facial Event
When: 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 10
Where: Fresh boutique, 301 Sutter St., 415-248-0210
Why: Come meet the ebullient local Fresh boutique team and Fresh’s cofounder, Alina Roytberg, who will be in town demonstrating color application. Bonus: complimentary champagne, makeovers and mini-facials.
Courtesy of Spa Week 2008
Our editors’ picks for happenings around town—starting tonight.
Image Courtesy of 440 Brannan Studio/Showroom
What: Local Designer Showcase
Where: 440 Brannan Studio/Showroom, 440 Brannan St.
When: Tonight, July 17, 6-11 p.m.
Why: Complimentary cocktails and 20% all items by local designers Gr Dano, Saffron Rare Threads, Sara Shepherd, Verrieres & Sako, Distilled and Hieros.
What: Murad Skincare Seminar
When: Tuesday, July 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Like most women, I’ve come to think of false lashes as a special occasion beauty indulgence. I’ll squeeze in an application at a cosmetic counter a few times a year for, say, the ballet opening or the opera gala to achieve that camera-ready, extra diva-ish look. But after noticing how truly fabulous a girlfriend of mine always appears ever since she got semi-permanent lash extensions—whether she’s dressed in sweats or a cocktail dress—I just knew I had to change my inconsistent lash lengthening ways.
Kate Harbin and Adam Clammer
Charles and Helen Schwab