I always try to attend the fashion events in San Francisco in any form because it is a good excuse to dress up, see some friends and most importantly to get my dose of fashion and learn something new while being surrounded by like minded people. I was a guest at the "Spring into Fall Couture fashion show" last week. After a long day at work I had the energy to dress up (in the name of fashion) and went to Bently Reserve Building for the show. I think it is a beautiful and historic building and a perfect venue for a fashion show and they did a good job with the set up. And a little note; I learnt that it is a green building with LEED certification.
Amber Marie Bently was the host as well as one of the designers of the evening showing her beautiful jewelry made from recycled gold, and fair trade gemstones.
The other designers were; Dark Garden Corsetry, Gelareh Alam, Kailia Footwear, Dollymop Designs, Miss G Designs, Rebecca Bruce, Sara Shepherd, Sequoia & Gita.
It was a fashion show with different designers showcasing their mini collections with looks from avant-garde, dramatic and costumey, to sexy, dark and edgy but overall all the looks had lots of details. I LOVED loved all the head pieces and mohawks made with lots of feathers -from Miss G Designs- they were used with most of the ensembles and I plan to own one.
I really enjoyed the whole show but probably Rebecca Bruce, Gelareh Alam & Dark Garden Corsetry were my favorites. Dark Garden Corsetry has a store in Hayes Valley on Linden Street and it is a wonderful store to visit and play with gorgeous & sexy corsets (this store is a neighbor to Blue Bottle coffee and having a latte there is highly recommended), ready to wear corsets range from $250 to $375 and custom made $500-$1,200 & up, Dita von Teese & Christina Aguilera are clients.
After the show there were more cocktails & mingling and a silent auction with proceeds going to Coral Reef Alliance, a charity that works to preserve the coral reefs around the world.
Enjoy some of the pictures I took and the SF Station pics were taken by Tessa Morris.
|Model in Rebecca Bruce|
|Model in Dark Garden Corsetry|
|Model in Gelareh Alam and mohawk by Miss G Designs|
|Posing in my French Connection dress.. ooops what happened to my feet?|
|Model in Dark Garden Corsetry and headpiece by Miss G Designs|
|Model in Gelareh and mohawk by Miss G Designs|
|Crystal in her fabulous outfit and the most fashion forward guest of the night|
|3 of the models in Rebecca Bruce and headpieces by Miss G Designs|