Monday, November 10, 2008

Bella Bigsby artist reception at August this Wednesday

If you're in the mood for beautiful art and amazing clothes, head over to August on Wednesday for a reception for the lovely Bella Bigsby, a local artist from Oakland. 

Bella Bigsby
New Works in Oil

Full Moon Party
Artist Reception

Wednesday, November 12, 5-9PM
winter warming food and drink
exhibit continues through November

Check out more of Bella's art and her bio on her website. And head over to August to see her new series.

5410 College Ave

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nothing Scary About It

So, hopefully you had bigger plans than just staying in and watching movies on Halloween night, unlike this FF blogger. But, a night of being comfy and enjoying a bowl of popcorn on the couch did allow me to realize one thing, you really can find fashion inspiration anywhere. And, if the Grey Ant line of fashion forward high waist jeans was inspired by Jamie Lee Curtis's character in Halloween, then why not look for style inspiration in our favorite scary movies?

Movie 1: Nightmare on Elm Street. 1984
Not only does the first Nightmare on Elm street feature a young Johnny Depp, but it also features classic preppy looks. Think oxford shirts, sweater vests, chinos, and natural makeup palettes.

Movie 2: Rosemary's Baby 1968
A classic. Especially when talking about hair. Who can forget that great Vidal Sassoon cut?
The movie also features great mod styles. Think clunky shoes and babydoll dresses.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Moon Pony and Bennykelly Designs

A touch of whimsy was brought to the night with these fun and feisty looks by Moon Pony:

Floating tulle head pieces meet almost twenties-inspired dresses with matching fingerless gloves:
Tall riding boots match the adorable horse pattern on the final look:
Bennykelly brought a more natural and ethereal look to the show with hand-dyed and silkscreened organic fabrics:
A silk ribbon and screenprinted flowers add a touch of romance to this look:

Silkscreened horses added the finishing touch to this purple riding skirt.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fashions by Pretty Penny

Sarah Dunbar, the amazing owner of Pretty Penny, shared an awesome selection of vintage finds with the crowd Saturday night, ranging from her "mineral" inspired looks of metallic frocks and heavy metal chains:

To funky and fun neon:

To sultry, sexy fur:

You can find these and other amazing vintage finds at The Pretty Penny.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mineral Fashion Show Recap

This week we'll show you what you missed if you didn't make it Saturday night to the Mineral Fashion Show at Pretty Penny. The floor was packed, the music was hot, and the fashions were even hotter.
Check back every day for pics of all of the great local designers who shared their talent with the East Bay.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mineral Fashion Show Tonight!

The Mineral Fashion show at The Pretty Penny is tonight. 7 to 10 pm. Come support great local designers.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Magnetic Honey: Jewelry by Claire Hummel

Here's a sneak peak at some of the jewelry looks you can expect at The Mineral Fashion show this Saturday at The Pretty Penny:

Claire Hummel moved to San Francisco after receiving her degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry design from the University of Kansas in 2005. In addition to her passion for jewelry she has since become involved in Vintage light restoration. She currently works as a mold maker and sculptor for a artist in the bay area. Her work is created by combining both modern and antiquated elements of design. She is captivated by anything timeworn.

See more amazing looks by Claire this Saturday at The Pretty Penny!