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Two Days Left to Submit a Sketch to ModCloth's Make the Cut Contest

If you're anything like me, you've imagined-up a few perfect pieces of clothing that would really complete your wardrobe, and yet, you can never seem to find them while out shopping. Heartbreaking, indeed! So what's a girl (or guy) to do?

Sketch them (if you haven't already) and submit them to ModCloth's Make the Cut Contest. All you have to do is submit a little sketch (up to 5 per applicant) for your chance to win $500 and to have your piece patterned, produced and sold on ModCloth. But hurry -- the SF-based e-comm metropolis is only taking submissions through this Sunday at noon. 

This Week in Fashion: The Most Stylish Halloween Parties

All dressed up and nowhere to go? Nonsense! Check out our picks for the most fashionable Halloween parties in SF.

Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Business

So you're a designer, and if you had time to spare for the drama that is reality TV, you would have won your season of Project Runway. Or maybe you're not great with needles and thread, but you have the eye to round-up exclusive goods for a slamming new boutique. If you're all fashion, but need a little help on the business end, check out The San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance (SFFAMA) Mash-up event, "How to Start a Business in Fashion", Thursday night at Pigment Cosmetics.

Fashion Feud: Live Project Runway-Style Designer Duel at Rickshaw Stop

Designers stealing chiffon? Models pulling hair? Fashionistas being fashionistas? We all love a good cat fight, and the best fashion brawls happen right on the catwalk.

Tomorrow night the gloves are coming off at Rickshaw Stop, with the return of SF's Fashion Feud: Part 1, our very own Project Runway-style designer duel.

Designers Crystal Hermann and Mary Yanez will get one hour to cut, sew and "make it work" at the first of four 2011 Fashion Feud events. Then it's up to the models, Caitlyn MacClennan and Jennifer Lazorack, to strut their new designer duds in the walk-off.

Project Runway’s Christopher Collins Returns to His Hometown

Christopher Collin’s white-walled, fabric-filled San Francisco studio furnished by a soft nude couch and design table has long been deserted since the beloved local artist left in June to compete in Project Runway’s eighth season. The charming, blue-eyed designer recently came home for a hot second to promote his entire collection at Neiman Marcus in Union Square. We managed to steal him away from fans for a few minutes to talk about his experience on Project Runway, why he loves San Francisco, and how his dreams are coming true faster than he can blink.

How Far Will Christopher Collins go on Project Runway?

In the run-up to the premiere of Project Runway Season 8 next week, many San Francisco fashion fans are wondering just how far local designer Christopher Collins will go on the reality show.

By the looks of things, pretty far. Friend and business partner Erica Tanamachi, the creative director for the Christopher Collins label, says she hasn’t heard a peep from Collins since he departed for New York on June 12.

Jay Nicolas Sario on Touchy-Feely Strangers, Project Runway + Discarded to Divine

Over coffee at Four Barrel just hours before the Project Runway season finale, we found San Francisco’s Jay Nicolas Sario to be both exceedingly down-to-earth as he talked about his time in the reality television spotlight and genuinely upbeat, despite being the last designer cut from the show before the selection of the final trio. These days, the NoPa resident tells us he’s continuing his nine-year run in visual merchandising for Gap while working on his spring 2011 collection, which he hopes to show in the Bay Area next fall, and lending his time to charitable causes such as tomorrow night’s Discarded to Divine fashion event and auction highlighting recycled fashions in support of the St.

Project Runway's Amy Sarabi on Chinatown-Inspired Fashion and NY v. SF Style

26 year-old Oakland-based designer Amy Sarabi (who was part of 7x7's 2008 Hot 20 Class) is killing it on this season of Project Runway. We caught up with the designer to ask her a few questions about her inspirations, aspirations and SF style. Check out her collection here and cheer her on tonight on the show!

Link Love: Levi’s + Opening Ceremony Collaborate, Locals on Project Runway and more…

Refinery 29 is all abuzz with the news that Levi’s and Opening Ceremony will reportedly collaborate on a line of cobranded apparel, set to arrive in San Francisco’s flagship store next month.

If you weren’t already planning on tuning in went Project Runway returns to Lifetime on Thursday night, SF Unzipped has two reasons for you to change your mind (hint: they both live in the Bay Area).

An Ode to the F-Word, by Christian Siriano

Indiscriminate f-word usage isn’t usually a good thing for a newcomer to try (just ask Jenny Slate). But when you’re Christian Siriano and the f-word in question is “fierce,” it happens to mean very good things indeed. Along with collaboration deals with big name brands such as Payless and Victoria’s Secret, the 23-year-old designer hailed by Tim Gunn as the next Marc Jacobs has produced four collections under his own label since becoming the youngest winner of Project Runway during the show’s fourth cycle.

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