Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Check it out at:
Friday, May 30th
6pm to 8pm
5488 College Ave
Friday, May 23, 2008
In case you weren't inspired to check out Herringbone Apothecary's awesome makeup selection and cosmetic lessons during our Makeover Week, we'll remind you that they also have wonderful facials given by their resident esthetician Cody. After your facial Cody can also recommend some great products, like the skincare line from Trilogy.
Or, if you know that maybe you aren't the best at taking care of your skin, plan ahead this summer and book an appointment with Francesca Cavanaugh at Alchemy Skin Spa in Kensington. But be forewarned, you will have to book ahead - it can take a while to get an appointment. But sometimes it's just worth it to wait for quality.
Francesca solely runs Alchemy and works one on one with each client. You'll walk out with beautiful skin and feeling serene and refreshed. Alchemy is also a Certified Green Business and uses organic skincare products (such as Dr. Alkatis Organic Skin Food), many which are locally made and woman owned. So even though you're treating yourself, you can feel good knowing you're also supporting small organic bussiness owners.
Sunglasses photo courtesy of vogue online.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
1527 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Capsule Design Festival
Sunday, May 25, 2008
11:00 am 'til 6:00 pm
Hayes Valley ParkOctavia and Hayes Streets,
San Francisco, CA 94102
This Spring's Capsule Design Festival will feature 160 clothing, jewelry, children's, lifestyle and accessory designers along with artists and musicians. We'll have music on the green, courtesy of Flavor Group, and other special events to be announced.
San Francisco is at the center of a consumer movement to support original independent design. CAPSULE's design festival is at the center of the San Francisco independent design community, providing Bay Area designers with a rare opportunity to come together for Northern California's largest festival for independent design.
The hair and makeup (provided by Herringbone) was fantastic. You can buy the products used on the runway in store! You'll be glad to know they carry Poppy King's line Lipstick Queen!
Check out these runway shots.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
"Launched in fall of 2005 by Christopher and Alexandra Silverman, twenty two shoes is an accessible luxury brand specializing in footwear and handbags. Their design philosophy balances modern minimalist aesthetics and old-world craftsmanship, setting an enduring standard for style, elegance and function. The mission at twenty two shoes is to become an iconic brand based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice."
The shoe designs are beautiful and classic, each pair exudes vintage charm and could easily have been worn by the stars of our favorite classic movies. And it is no wonder, as each pair is made in Italy-using the highest quality materials.
FF's fave picks are pictured below. The first shoe is a beautiful leather peep toe flat perfect for pairing with high-waisted skirts and shorts, mini dresses, and sun dresses. The second shoe is an ankle strap peep toe pump, that would look gorgeous with full skirted dresses and jumpers. The last shoe, a cut out leather pump in a fantastic rich blue color (it also comes in black) would work particularly well with dresses that have a more fitted skirt.
22 Shoes Oakland
5856 college avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Dolce Vita is a California company with headquarters in Emeryville. Though they do not have a retail shop in the East Bay, they do have an excellent selection of summer shoes in their online store. These shoes work well for those of us on a budget. FF's fave picks are two of their peep toe flats. The first shoe is perfect for your more sophisticated looks. The second pair adds a pop of color to your more casual outfits.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
CHARITY FASHION SHOW
benefitting the CHILDREN'S VILLAGE of SONOMA
in the parking lot
of San Pablo
2524 & 2530 San
$10 donation @
$8 advance @ any EBSC boutique
Featuring vintage and contemporary looks from Icon, Feather (Dolled Up and Twisters teamed-up) and Magnet, with fabulous hair and make-up by Shawn Burke of Herringbone. Late night shopping after the show with 10% discount at each store.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at any one of our shops.
click here to visit EBSC online
learn more about the Children's Village of Sonoma here
*original artwork by Mahnee Titus
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Target stores nationwide.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Last friday, Fashion Forward had the opportunity to go to the second friday of the month art show at Indie Industries and Brownies Vintage. With a glass of wine in one hand and a chocolate dipped marshmallow in the other, we chatted with artists and mingled amongst awesome independently designed clothing.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Flirt is a wonderful shop/ studio space where designers sell their handmade goods and clothes. The best part is that at Flirt you can be a part of the design process- you can design and sew your own clothes by taking classes at their sewing studio Home Ec!
Flirt Park Slope
93 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Flirt Carroll Gardens
252 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
303 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Beacon's is stuffed to the brim with clothes, you really need to allow yourself the time to delve into the racks.
220 5th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11215
in Park Slope
and the much larger location at
88 North 11th Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
Monday, May 12, 2008
Though small, Noisette is very warm and inviting. The natural color palate of woods and cremes create the perfect backdrop for the European/international labels they carry, such as shoes from Chie Mihara; Bags from Bash; Dresses from Maje;and jewelery from Ginette. All items are classy and understated - perfect for creating that look that is city sophisticate.
The best part? There is always coffee and tea on hand, as well as delicious hazelnut chocolate Nutella! ( Noisette is French for hazelnut).
And, good news for us West Coast girls, you can shop Noisette online! http://www.noisettenyc.com/
Provide your own Nutella.
46B North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bird is another great Brooklyn destination and the home of all things cute!
The store itself is an eclectic mix of high end designer and independent/organic goods. Carrying lines like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim, and APC you wouldn't expect to find quirky items like fairy print socks and stackable heart shaped rings in store-but, it is all there!
Applause for e-commerce, as you can shop Bird online as well! http://www.shopbird.com/home.php
|220 Smith Street|
|Brooklyn, NY 11201|
For handmade clothes, gifts and goods there is Sodafine.
The whole shop has a D.I.Y philosophy, catering to young artists/designers and small independent labels like San Francisco's She Bible, and organic line Popomomo. They also carry vintage pieces, jewelry, and hand designed stationary. Check them out online at http://www.sodafine.com/.
119 grand Street
Brooklyn NY, 11211
More to come tomorrow!