Shop Talk: 'Advanced Style' SF Premier, Gorgeous and Green Gala, Fall Fashion Fest, More

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Advanced Style brought us a refreshing take on the ubiquitous street-style blog with portraits of women in their seventies and eighties showing the youngsters how it's done. And now the site's creator, Ari Seth Cohen, has brought these amazing women to life in a documentary film. Advanced Style debuts in San Francisco on Friday, October 10 at the Presidio Theater on Chestnut Street. The 8:20 pm showing will have a special treat afterwards: a Q&A with Cohen and SF's own style maven, Joy Bianchi. The Q&A will begin directly after the film at around 9:35 pm. Buy advance tickets ($11, $9 for seniors and kids) here


The 10th anniversary of the Gorgeous & Green Gala is happening on Friday, October 10 at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. Celebs you might rub elbows with at the event include Goldie Hawn, Connie Nielsen, Dawn Oliviera, Navid Negahban, actor Paul Hipp and others, as well as Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, his wifeJennifer Siebel Newsom, and other Bay Area public officials, philanthropists, CEOs, technology founders and top designers. There will be a fashion show, all sorts of earth-friendly food and drink, plus a live auction. Tickets range from $125 - $2,500. Get more info here. All proceeds benefit Global Green USA

Just in time for your Halloween preparedness program, Britex Fabrics is offering a mask-making workshop on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am on the fourth floor if its flagshop store at 146 Geary Street. For a mere $15, you'll get all the materials you need to create a sequined, feathered, all-around fabulous mask that will make October 31, 2014 one for the books. Ages 14 and older can register here.

Heath Collective, a group of artists working at Heath Ceramics' San Fancisco studio on 18th Street, will showcase their work from October 24 through November 2. Toast the jewelry makers and textile and apparel designers with a glass of Scribe wine at an opening reception on October 24 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in the SF studio's Boiler Room. RSVP here

It never feels autumnal when it's actually fall in San Francisco, so to get into the spirit, check out the Fall Fashion Fest in Union Square on Thursday, October 9, from 5 pm  to 10 pm. More than forty stores will host sales and giveaways, bands will play, and you will be plied with food—all while you shop. Look for SF blogger Natalie Goel of Like Fresh Laundry at the Macy's Sunglass Hut pop-up, where The Fashion Incubator designers will create an illustration of little old you with any $50 purchase. RSVP here for the free events. And if you're up for an afterparty, Hawthorn is shutting down the night with a benefit fete (tickets are $20 on Eventbrite) for GLIDE church.

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