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Christopher Collins Spring Preview Fashion Show

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.

Goldenbleu Warehouse Sale and Bay Area Independent Fashion Festival


Courtesy of Goldenbleu

What: Goldenbleu Warehouse Sale
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: Goldenbleu warehouse, 2963 Mission St., info@goldenbleu.com
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.

Macy's Passport 2008

Comedian Dame Edna, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young, the Jabbawockeez dance crew and designer Tommy Hilfiger were just a few of the headliners who entertained a pack crowd at the Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion on Sept. 18 at the 26th annual Macy’s Passport HIV/AIDS fundraising gala. While long and lean models shared the catwalk with a host of dazzling entertainers (a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, salsa dancing couples and SF Cheer’s acrobatic troupes, to name a few) the main attraction, of course, was the fashion. Timeless fall staples—from evening gowns and trench coats to crisp suits and denim—dominated this year’s catwalk. Here, a few highlights from the fall collections at Macy’s.

SF Fashion and Beauty events


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

Put On Your Shopping Shoes


Elizabeth Wilson in her Kansas City studio. Courtesy of Asiatica


What: Designer meet-and-greet/Asiatica Trunk Show

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 19

Where: Boulette’s Larder, Ferry Building

SF Style Events


Courtesy of Bettina

What
: Bettina semi-annual clearance sale 

Where: Bettina, 3615 Sacramento St.

When: Aug. 15-19 

Why: Score 50-85% off labels such as: Ziroco, development, Nicholas K, Irene Van Ryb and Union.

August Style Events: Mark Your Calendar


Dress by Jessie Hill. Courtesy of Silverman Gallery/Look Boutique

What: MiniMarket art and fashion expo presented by Citizen:Citizen and Silverman Gallery

Where: Silverman Gallery/Look Boutique, 804 Sutter St.

When: Now through Aug. 30

SF Style Events

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.

Lash-tastic

Complimentary false lash applications at Shu Uemura SF

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.

Tipping Point Community Benefit

Nearly 475 guests crowded into Bimbo’s 365 Club in North Beach on May 1 for the annual Tipping Point Community Benefit. The event, attended by local luminaries Ronnie Lott, Charles Schwab and Sergey Brin, raised a record $3.76 million for poverty-fighting programs in the Bay Area.


Kate Harbin and Adam Clammer


Charles and Helen Schwab

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