Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Start 2009 Sexy!

jan 2 Baxtalo Drum The Lucky Road at DNA Lounge, find the cream in the gypsy bazaar, lusciousness everywhere............
i'm delighted to be joining the baxtalo drum [the lucky road, pussycats] as part of the gypsy bazaar, celebrating all that is gorgeously woman and sensually divine on friday, jan 2, at the dna lounge. i'll be greeting the new year at an intimate party with serendune and heart family, but starting 2009 from the hips and i'd be purring to see you there............. soft and hard, 2009. love it!
ps. there's a bevy of beauties, talent and firey goddesses performing for [y]our pleasure, including the incomparable and legendary Rachel Brice. doors at 9pm.
yep. c u there.
THE SPARKLING DETAILS!!!!
Baxtalo Drom The Lucky Road, our monthly gypsy punk dance party, has been invited to set up shop at the DNA Lounge for a special New Year's installment - for ONE NIGHT ONLY - the HUBBA HUBBA REVUE hosts BAXTALO DROM THE LUCKY ROAD SHOW at the DNA!

Friday, JANUARY 2nd, two AMAZING cabaret shows join forces to bring you the best GYPSY BAZAAR, BURLESQUE REVUE and BELLY DANCE show in town!! We are so excited about this show! We'll be featuring a genuine gypsy bazaar offering hand crafted wares by local artists, while you feast your eyes on a bevy of luscious beauties and hear the brass beats, Slavic soul, Balkan bangers, and junk crunk hits that are taking the global underground by storm. Join the gypsy punk revolution! Dress tight and get loose. Come early and stay late. Get lucky at the lucky road where fortunes are told and made.

Hosted by the sheik of our hearts.... that sultan of sexy parties; the one, the only Dr. Kingfish.

THE FULL COLLECTION! of deliciousness variety acts!

Naughty Bedtime Stories with ONKEL WOLAND THE THE BLACK FOREST MENAGERIE
Drunken Poetry with HERBIE THE HAT MAN of STARS AND GARTERS!
FLAMENCO guitarist GARCIA accompanied by the FIESTA FLAMENCA DANCERS....
Bring on the Dancing Girls....
The Hubba Hubba Go Go Girls
Sister Kate - The sweethearts of belly dance burlesque alchemy
Rose Harden - A tribal fusion tour de force
Room for Cream - Outrageous Accordion and Dancer Duo from the green triangle
with very special Seattle guests;
Fuchsia Foxxx - The Hot Pink Belly Dance Machine
Sassy DeLure - Cat eyed Hollywood glamor in heels
plus the incomparable RACHEL BRICE - star of Belly Dance Super Stars, and the Indigo....

Shaking the floorboards loose....
DJ Zeljko (Kafana Balkan, Baxtalo Drom The Lucky Road) - our mix master of cirquecology

In the Marketplace....
Fati Beloved
Minerva's Antennae
Katheryn Summer
Lee Kee
AngelCakes
Randy and his amazing pasties
Miss Velvet Cream
Bronica De Carlo

plus more to be announced....

OPA!

DNA lounge, eleventh st. in San Fransisco
$10 at the door
this is a 21 and up event

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Autobody Fine Art, Alameda! This Saturday December 13, Tunk Show 1-6pm!

What: Indie Designer Trunk Show at Autobody Fine Art Gallery in Alameda, CA
When: December 13, 2008, Saturday, 1-6pm
Why: Support Local Artists + Designers! Shop your Main Street! X'Mas is Coming!
Where: Autobody Fine Art Gallery
1517 Park Street, Alameda, CA [Just over the Bridge, above the super-cool Antique Store]
www.myspace.com/1517artprojects
Gallery Director : Jacqueline Cooper
510.881.6974.
autobodyfineart@yahoo.com
Details: Free all day, Credit Cards, Cash + Checks Accepted. Gift Wrap available.
7pm sees the Opening Reception for the "Poor Man's Art Show", no art over $50.
Come early for the BEST SELECTION!


Last time I was here.....

video


AUTOBODY FINE ART : December 13 Show Press Release:

Christmas is nearly upon us which is why I am so thrilled to announce our December 13th show. Really, the show is a two-parter. During the day (between 1:00pm and 6:00pm) Autobody Fine Art will be hosting an independent designer Trunk Show and sale. All the designers are local, either San Francisco, or the EastBay. They all individually manufacture small clothing lines in ateliers they either own or share with other designers. Much of the work is "green," in focus, ie: it recycles cast-off and vintage clothing and materials in order to produce an entirely new, weareable object.

Designers and craftspeople who have already committed to the sale include:


Miss Velvet Cream: www.missvelvetcream.com
Esther Allison (hats)
Claudia Morales, Dulce Lalita: http://www.myspace.com/claudialalita
S&G Clothing Company: www.sandgclothing.com
Lucid Dawn: www.lucidawn.com
Frolick Jewelry: www.shopfrolick.com
Loosethread
Aiko Designs (Jewelry): www.aikojewelry.com
Kusumita Designs: www.kusimita.com
Ghetto Goldilocks: www.ghettogoldilocks.com

Sunny Merry: www.hoonthego.com



These artists are well known in San Francisco and the East Bay for their meticulous workmanship, stunning designs, eco-friendly materials and construction techniques. Autobody Fine Art is proud to bring this talent to Alameda ... After all, who doesn't want to look their best for the Holiday Season. We're all a little tired of our hard earned money going to big name stores, so come meet the people who imagine, design and fabricate their own collections. So, come enjoy a Christmas cocktail, some fat beats, courtesy of local DJ's and the opportunity to try own, and purchase, some of the coolest, avant-garde clothing in the East Bay. Take a look at the link pasted below to get a flavor of some of the clothes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylehailey/3084418423/in/set-72157610768028118/


In conjunction with the Trunk Sale and Fashion show the evening of December 13th will also mark the opening of our Christmas show, a big group show that will include within it a selection from the traveling "Poor Man's Art Show," which has moved through galleries in the East Bay.

Come and see how this all goes down, - a marvelous mix of art, fashion, gourmet food and music.


The opening will be fully catered by Flying Monkey Catering of Marin, and there's always lots of wine. We're also sponsored by Trumer Pils, so beer will flow freely throughout the evening.


Thanks for your interest, - you can check out Autobody Fine Art at www.myspace.com/1517artprojects and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Jacqueline Cooper , at autobodyfineart@yahoo.com, or call me on 510.881.6974.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pandora's Trunk Winter Spectacular! Dec 4 Thursday Evening at the Brava Theater, in San Francisco!

It's that time of year..... Holiday Shopping and more! for gifts for those special loved ones in your life and something for you as well! I'll be showcasing some fresh special items with Estar in the storytale fashion show, as well as presenting a rack of most gorgeous and delightful clothing for the starry nights and evenings we're in the depth of. How I love the winter! It demands good books, craft projects and warm clothes, cooking at home, soups and candlelight. Miss Velvet Cream can provide a book and over 20 projects! and a selection of warm, lovely things. The rest, well, you're a grown up!
The storytale shows are at 8pm and 10pm, with shopping and refreshments all night long! Hope to see you there!

miss velvet cream invites you................

Pandora's Trunk
Indie Arts and Fashion: sale, salon, and performance!

December 4th, Thursday, from 6-11pm
Brava Theatre 2781 24th @ York near Bryant
Watch the magic of our whole splendid story! We will settle into a luxuriant restored vaudeville theatre, using its gilded proscenium to frame a fully produced fashion design storytale.
http://pandorastrunk.com

As the sun orbits away from the center of our city, keep the chill out of your bones with a brand new warm jacket and a story told by the visionary who made it! This fall and winter Pandora's Trunk is opening anew, letting loose a wandering group of designers. Like minstrels or troubadours, they are traveling from venue to venue with trunks and bins loaded full of clothing and secrets in equal measure. We will take indie arts to a whole new level, blending fashion runway, storytelling, drag performers, accordionists, chanteuses, clowns, musicians, fine art, functional objects. Indie arts producers will also be demonstrating, interacting, and showing their work.

Engaging performers, live music, free refreshments, indie arts & fashion sale. These shall be our watchwords. Check out the website to keep up to date on artists, performers, and mayhem.
http://pandorastrunk.com



Friday, November 14, 2008

The New Studio! Opening Party Nov 22, 2008

Your Presence Is Requested...............

OPEN STUDIO CELEBRATION!
November 22, Saturday, 4-8pm
154 7th Street Suite 203
Between Howard + Mission, The Orange Building!
San Francisco

http://www.missvelvetcream.com
http://www.estarhats.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 05, 2008

miss velvet cream at BAN5 : October 11 : "Indie Fashion" Event : Noon - 5pm


READ THE SF GATE ARTICLE HERE! miss velvet cream gets SUNDAY STYLES FRONT PAGE mention!
Yay!
I will be at YBAC until 5pm with SerenDune who will be presenting her own freshly-made patches and drawings along with miss velvet cream designs and copies of Jean Therapy.
Come to the event!
INFO HERE!
Celebrate local independent designers who work with sustainable materials and adhere to green business practices at The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion Festival hosted by YBCA. Offering a runway show, vendor fair featuring clothes and accessories from emerging and established regional brands; and panel discussion on fashion and politics, this event highlights the craft and couture of some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic independent designers. It also offers a glimpse inside and a living exhibit based on the upcoming book The Bay Area Guide to Independent Fashion by Letitia Ntofon. Supporters of the event include CCA, Innovative Fashion Council SF, Global Exchange, SF Indie Fashion and Eco Citizen.

Locally Bazaar
12–4 pm
Forum & Grand Lobby
Vendor Fair featuring local independent designers w/ Couture Exhibits by Cari Borja & Erin Mahoney

Runway Snapshots
2–3 pm
Forum
A quick-look on the Runway w/ Orundide, Miranda Caroligne & Juleselin. See exhibitors list below.

Fashion & Politics Do Mix
5–6 pm
Forum
A conversation w/ Leslie Rabine, Susan Kaiser, Erica Varize, Irene Hernandez-Feiks. Take a deeper look at current issues of diversity in fashion, through a critical lens of America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, Sean Combs' If I Were King documentary, Rip The Runway, and an exploration of the article written in New York Times in 2007 about the lack of diversity on New York 's fashion runways and the current “Black Issue” of Italian Vogue. Moderated by Cicely Sweed, YBCA Public Programs Curator.

The Craft & Couture Runway show
6:05–7 pm
Forum
Our evening featured runway show w/ designers from R.A.G. Co-op, Hellyn Teng Mersereau, Sarah Zins, Rehema Bah, and Erin Mahoney.

Locally Bazaar features:

Ikohl
RocknSocks
JoyRider Clothing
Csessions
mcg t-shirts
Peggy Li Creations
AC Clothing & Bags
Threads By ChoCho
mittenmaker
Porcelynne
Amanda Archer Collection
Tuckymama
Fluidance
Mad February
Christine Uemura
Eco Fashions
Nika Tang
Extra Fuerte
Sweetmarie
Oaklandish
F.A.T.
miss velvet cream
ESTAR
Azul Jewelry
Arara
Homeygrown
Baja Nights Jewelry
Linda La Touche
Dana Levitt Designs
Field Day
Beatnik Bags
Jasmin Zoru
A and I Designs
Evarize
Ruchi
Aiko Designs
Fifty-seven Thirty-three
O’Lover Hats
Ibeji Body Care
Eesuu Orundide
AfricaTesito
Global Exchange
Bagtif Fest
SAAZ Designs
Heathen
Mediums to Masses
Secession Art & Design
Mafia Threads

Fashion & Politics Do Mix Panel:
Irene Hernandez-Feiks of Chillin' Productions
Susan Kaiser of UC Davis, Chair of Textiles and Clothing
Erica Varize of Evarize Fashion Café and Evarize Design
Panel Moderated by Cicely Sweed of YBCA

Couture Exhibit With:
Cari Borja and Erin Mahoney

The Runway Snapshots Show With:
Orundide
Miranda Caroligne

The Craft & The Couture Runway Show With:
Hellyn Teng Mersereau, Sarah Zins, Rehema Bah, Erin Mahoney, and RAG Co-op designers: Rag Rehab, Self Clothing, Little Red Sparrow, Icon National, Martin & Mag Pie, boi.oi.oing, Toast, Funk Divine, Red Threads, Racquel Valle, Invisible Hero, S.I.N.D.Y, fiftyseven-thirtythree, fluffy co, Made Jewelry, Jennifer Bair, mzz T rzz accessories & clothing.

This event benefits Black Dot Artists, Inc, a local non-profit cultural arts organization.

This Public Program is supported by a generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

girl boy girl by savannah knoop [the face of the infamous jt leroy] OUT NOW

JT then.......
Savannah now...........
You can read about it all, scandals, allegations, celebrity sightings, battles in court and 10000 pictures of the real JT Leroy online. But then, you could just get Savannah's story.

I didn't she was JT for years, even though we were sharing a studio space at the Grant Building in SF. And while she'd be going off on this trip and that trip around the world with some older woman, I just assumed it was a secret lover, a kind of sugar-momma, and once even asked her if it was a "sexual thing". She just said, "Kind of but not really".
Meanwhile, I read the JT books, and counted myself as a fan, saved photos from articles, even to my desktop! And one night tried to get Savannah to go with me to the Harold's End book reading at Varnish Gallery .....

It was a year or so later that she told me the whole double-story.

I'd just known her as the amazing designer for TINC.
And I still LOVE her clothes, and her, she's a darling, and I didn't ever pester her for stories and how it all happened and the like, because I knew, someday, her story would be told. [OK, I did ask her more than once about the gender-bender-head-trip-chaos that whole character game could ensue.]

But here it is......... Girl Boy Girl. Required inflight reading for this trip.

More goods on the story:
http://www.ourchart.com/content/savannah-knoop-fashionista
And here's a pic of the real JT Leroy : Laura Albert [the writer] and Savanna Knoop [the person]


B+W Author Photo by the amazing Angela Scrivani

Monday, September 15, 2008

this weekend! find miss velvet cream at Treasure Island Music Fesitival!

September 20-21, 2008 : Celebrate the last daze of summer together, laughing and dancing!


Oh, it's like you wouldn't believe! The music and gorgeousness in store for the treasure-seekers, pirates, jewels, and diamonds-in-the-rough this weekend at Treasure Island Music Festival!

I will be on-location with the pirate-stylings and frolicking Lucid Dawn and Fati Beloved, presenting the best in SF local treasures in clothing, accessories and design for the curiosity seekers and wardrobe hunters. Find also Madusalon stylists in a on-the-spot salon with up-dos, styling and all that sassy personality! Oh, and there's a GIANT ferris wheel and food and drinks and 2 DAYS OF GREAT MUSIC!

Come get something new for you, made by these 2 hands, and meet the faces and the hearts that are creating treasure and more in San Francisco.


See you HERE!
[Photos from the Treasure Island Music Festival site and HERE ]

Thursday, August 28, 2008

big shiny scissors


BIG SHINY SCISSORS
and more
www.jean-therapy.net
however, focus is not a prerequisite
CAN U DIG IT?
all these photos by SAUL

Friday, August 22, 2008

what you see galore deux with jean therapy show at autobody fine art in alameda this saturday nite 8:23:8


Featured in the Oakland Tribune, Friday, August 22, 2008.
See you at the show!

READ THE ARTICLE
[photo Warren DiFranco Hsu from the Jean Therapy series]

Thursday, August 21, 2008

what you see galore deux with jean therapy show at autobody fine art in alameda this saturday nite : 8:23:8 9pm sharp!


this is a show of first-times for me. first all-jean-therapy show, and i hand-picked the models from the local alameda modeling agency, there's a pro makeup and hair team on site for the chola-theme look, there's a musician writing a custom piece for my show segment, i won't hear it until the day of the show, i've not even met the producer in person yet! the show is at autobody fine art, a gallery in alameda, near where i used to live in fruitvale, near the vulcan. i'm doing the finale mini-show in the middle of a mad mad reception for a fantastical collection of visual and 3-D artists, all curated by the darling jacqueline cooper, who owns autobody fine art.
it's going to be an experience of extremes and experimentations. mostly because all the mvc usual suspects are either playa-bound [i'll be passing on that, thanks] or will be joined in memory of the incredible and now immortal russ hahn. [blessed be the passing]
i'm delighted to be part of this fantasticalness, and i'd like to invite you! to the show, especially you east bay freaks. regardless, i'm excited to present in jackie's gallery and as part of this most amazing show. it's an honor to be among such a great collection of new talent.

[photo from jean therapy series by warren difranco hsu www.after5media.com]

Details for the evening..........!


THE SECOND ANNUAL"WHATYOUSEE GALORE!" STIMULATES SENSORY OVERLOAD IN ALAMEDA

What: The second annual "WhatYouSee Galore!" spectacle juxtaposes visual arts and sound for your sensory enjoyment.

When: Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. doors open.

Where: Autobody Fine Art Gallery : 1517 Park Street: Alameda, CA [that's the East Bay!]

Who: A collaboration of Bay Area artists, fashion designers, and musicians.

Featured artists include: Brett Amory, Davie Crockett, Robyn Engel, Adam Friedman, Daniel Healey, Helena Hseih, Raymie Iadevaia, Monika Jones, Mary Anne Kluth, Elise Mahan, Christine Monohan, Claudia Morales, Ernesto Ortiz, Eddie Ross, Task1, Noel Taylor, Bryan Von Reuter, Peter Walker, Annie Wong and Jaci Zacamy.
Fashion Designers: loose thread, Marichuy Reynoso, miss velvet cream featuring Jean Therapy
Beauty: Alameda Beauty College and Stephanie Gutierrez
Models: Norma Payton Henning School of Modeling
Music: Alorahset, The Mess, Ali Johnston, and Dj Davu

Alameda—On August 23, 2008 a collaboration of Bay Area artists and fashion designers reveal art as both a creative medium and a stimulating experience. Through installation, painting, video, printmaking, sculpture, fashion, live music performance, and more, the influences of Funk, Figurative, and Mission School artists are traced and celebrated by the opulent variety of work emerging on both sides of the Bay Bridge. "WhatYouSee Galore!" brings together Bay Area artists to display the wide range of creativity to the community of Alameda as an art form in and of itself.

* a little note : Jacqueline Cooper is my "graduate" painting instructor, the original schemer of art events, which i had the honor of producing with her : Rebellion, Resistance, and Death [Feb 2005] and Under Construction 1 [July 2005]. The conceptual design and guiding principles of the entire Under Construction Project sprang, fully-formed, with cross-referenced art history and pop culture roadsigns, from her head. Ultimate Mistress of Theory. And a damn good painter.
I'm really delighted to be showing in her gallery. Kudos, Jax!




Friday, August 08, 2008

burning man is upon us! RUN! but here's some chances to get fresh gear for the playa-bound this year from miss velvet cream and many many more.....

[how's that for the longest title EVER?] but though i'm not going to burning man this year, i'm taking all the fabulousness and civilization and sunshine!!!! that i enjoyed in europe and putting it into every piece i make this year for the playa-bound among you! curious? i'll be posting previews here monday. but until then, come by sunday to mighty! for a day-show, wednesday evening to the BUS stop gallery for a quicky trunk and then sunday for 9 hours! to the prepare for the playa magic, estar [hats] and i will be outside in the [please!] sunshine, and i'll be giving a quickie on the "perfect playa wardrobe" for you 1st-timers. both estar + i will have great stuff in the raffle as well..... alright, all this info is available on my website under the "events" page as well..... hope to see you out at one, or all, of these great events. a final note, i'm taking on assistants for the next 2 weeks, i pay in clothing credit by the hour. if you're tight on the dollar but roomy on time, email me! missvelvetcream@gmail.com

TRUNK SHOWS!

August 10: Beyond the Fence : MIGHTY, SF
Please join us for a very unique sale coming up on Sunday August 10th @ Mighty!
San Francisco's finest independent designers are gathering together to bring you
the freshest design for both on and off the playa. Special bike decoration station
provided along with beats both inside and outside!

August 10th, Sunday
2:00 - 8:00 pm
Mighty - 119 Utah Street (between Alameda St. and 15th Street)
San Francisco
Free Admission

DJs for the day...Rob Green, P-Dub, Ernie Trevino, Influence, Syd, F'kir, Shameless djs, more tba...

Featuring:
miss velvet cream - www.missvelvetcream.com
Bad Unkl Sista - badunklsista.com
Bunnywarez - bunnywarez.com
Domini - clothingarchitect.com
E-Star Hats - www.estar.etsy.com
Fati Beloved - myspace.com/fati_ma
Fluidance Jewelry - fluidance.com
Invisible Hero Industries - myspace.com/invisibleheroindustries
Medium Reality - mediumreality.com
Miranda Caroligne - mirandacaroligne.com
Moda Sandrita - modasandrita.etsy.com
Pallas Ravae - pallasravae.com
Silver Lucy Design - silverlucydesign.com
Swirlspace Hemp Wear - swirlspace.com
Tamo Design - tamodesign.com
Vagadu - experiencevagadu.com
Many more tba....



MID-WEEK MADNESS AT THE BUS STOP GALLERY
Crucial gear for that big ol' festival in the desert.
Plus all the yummies you've come to expect.
Wednesday, August 13th
6pm-10pm
the Bus Stop gallery
135 Dore St
San Francisco, CA

Featuring...
Bad Unkl Sista
Callibug Designs
Darina Drapkin
E-Star Hats
Fati Beloved
Joseph Valliere (top hats and more)
Gibbous
Hooliehoop & Miss Rosie
Medium Reality
Minerva's Antenna
miss velvet cream
Tamo Design
Vagadu
Weyaka

THE BIG BANG! PREPARE FOR THE PLAYA SUNDAY AUGUST 17 ALL DAY! AT CAFE COCOMO!!!!
Prepare for the Playa!!!
One of the BIGGEST, most PROMOTED Playa sales this season!!
The kids over at Prepare for the Playa have been working up to this one for the last 3 months, so if you haven't heard about them yet, it's high time you did!!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th
Prepare for the Playa
1pm-10pm (NINE HOURS!!)
at CAFE COCOMO
650 Indiana Street (between 18th and 19th Street)
SAN FRANCISCO
THE BURN IS ALMOST UPON US...THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO PREP WITH YOUR LOCAL BURNER-PRENUERS!

Connecting you to what you need to be prepared for the burn from the people that know!
Fashion shows, RAFFLE, Music, Performances, Playa 'U' How to Clinics + so much more!
!!!August 17th FREE ENTRY!!!
40 + BURNER Vendor & Designers
THE BIGGEST AND BEST COMBINATION OF VENDORS YET!!
Lights and EL wire, fuzzy furs, funky fashions and sexy costumes, goggles, lighted toys and poi, playa functional products and lots of super fun unique items to get you ready for your journey HOME!

NEW FOR AUGUST:
ART BENEFIT Raffle! The Prepare for the Playa vendors and designers have generously donated a wide variety of funky, fun and functional stuff for the playa that you can win! Come and buy a raffle ticket that benefits art on the playa... and WIN awesome prizes like...
*Snake wire from Micheal’s Light Toys
*Furkini from Wild on the Inside
*Fuzzy Bear Hood from Foxy Monster
*Furry Utility Pouch from Cinder Garden Designs
*GlowFur Boa from Glow Fur
*Camo pants with red fur trim from Annie Land
*Multi-colored Light Spaceship from Lasers & Lights
*Action Wipes and Sports Spray Cooling Mist from Action Wipes
*Knee Socks and armwarmers from Rock N Socks
*Furr Shrug from FurrPlay
*Dress from Fati Beloved
*3 Piece Latex Accessory Set from Sinthetex
*Wings from Every Blasie Designs
*Coin Scarf from Sparkle Plenty Creations
*Hat from Ester’s Hats
*Goggles and dust masks from Gadgitron’s Goggles and Masks
*Men’s hoodie from Heathen
*Wool Dread Falls from Nif Naks
*Fly Pants from Fire Fly Style
*T-shirts from Jan Hilmer
*PodBelt Set with belt, 2 pouches and 2 clip on accessories from Podbelts
*Feather Hair Comb from Minerva’s Antennae
*Tubular Hair Falls from MelZ Designs
*and more ....

Funky Fashion Shows at 4pm & 8pm!!
Showing the funkiest, most eclectic, unique and hard to find playa products and fashions to give you inspiration and ideas to get you ready for the Burn!

Prepare for the Playa
Sunday, August 17th
1pm-10pm at
Cafe Cocomo 650 Indiana Street, SF
www.preparefortheplaya.com

!!!FREE ENTRY!!!

Playa DJ mixes all day and special guest, DJ Shawna (El Circo) closes the night!

Live performances by Burner All Stars in Poi, Staff and Hoop!

Playa 'U' How to Clinics and Demonstrations all day on not just surviving on the playa...but THRIVING on the playa!

Lotus Vodka $5 Cocktails all day like Strawberry Mojitos, Cucumber Basil cocktails all made with fresh fruits and ingredients!
Try a Lotus Vodka Tastings before you buy!

BE THE ART!! Playa wear strongly encouraged!

Prepare for the Playa would like to thank our sponsors for their promotional support to make these events possible:
Five & Diamond http://www.fiveanddiamond.com
Nitevibe http://www.nitevibe.com
Metrowize http://www.metrowize.com
Lotus Vodka http://www.lotusvodka.com
Nicole Presents http://www.nicolepresents.com
Wild on the Inside http://www.wildontheinside.com


love to tiffa..............

Monday, June 23, 2008

2nd skin collection from Warren DiFranco Hsu











More images from the 2nd Skin : Cocoon at the Exploratorium, April 25th 2008. miss velvet cream + Estar collaborated to make a fantastical vision, with S. Guile Rayala heading the makeup and Brian Jensen on Hair. Models were Serendune, Amber, Douglas of AX Images, Erin, Monica Fine, Leo, Rachel J. Miller, Nome Edonna and Amanda Sage. My special thanks go out to Pamela Winfrey of the Exploratorium, Ty Bourne for Event Production, and all the models and crew for making MAGIC! And last, but not least, Warren DiFranco Hsu, for alll his amazing photographs and super-pro work!

Friday, June 20, 2008

STRIPTEASE! at the LAB, SF this weekend!


THIS WEEKEND:
Striptease Auction and Fashion Trunk Show

Runway Show, Live Auction, and Trunk Show:
Saturday, June 21, 7-10 PM
(Runway Show / Auction begins at 8 PM)
$12-20 Sliding Scale Admission
Purchase tickets in advance at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/36187

Trunk Show Sale (free admission): Friday, June 20 - Sunday, June 22, 1-5 PM

Designers include: AC by Amy Cools, Alexandria von Bromssen, Amy Hanson, Andrew Eyman, Averyl Andrews, Charmed Im Sure, Erin Mahoney, Esther Allison aka ESTAR, Kimberly Chow, Medium Reality, Miss Be, miss velvet cream, Mittenmaker, Moth Love by Gretchen Jones, Nouveau Motley, Pocha Nostra Couture by Guillermo Gomez-Pena presented by Violeta Luna, and Yara Afshar.

Featuring DJ Noah Bennett and MC Anna Conda.

The LAB teams up for the third year with local indie fashion designers for our most debaucherous event ever. The fashion runway show is simultaneously parodied and celebrated as artistic wearables are auctioned right off the catwalk and given to the highest bidder. Fashion and jewelry designers will also be selling original items in the trunk show. Join the fun and support The LAB and independent local designers! Live performance will also be featured.

Lots of awesome local independent designers and artists, come out and show your support!
And The Lab will provide credit card machines so you can just debit card/ credit charge your purchase, yee haw.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2nd Skin at The Expploratorium April 25th, 2008 Photo Collection by Warren DiFranco Hsu

PRESENTING SERENDUNE RUNWAY FINALE








Gorgeousness from the wonderful photographer Warren DiFranco Hsu!

Friday, June 13, 2008

GENART shopxdesign at TERRA : SF June 14 Saturday 1pm-7pm

Click above, then follow link at page bottom to RSVP for free admission.
http://www.genart.org/event.view.htm?itemid=2250&utm_source=invite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=comp_html
Great lineup, new cream! And a whole bunch more!
C U THERE!
Shop SF

GENART
&
CITIBANK
invite you to

SHOP SF
Join us for an amazing evening of shopping, cocktails, fashion presentation, music and pampering...

Saturday, June 14th
VIP PREVIEW HOUR: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
GENERAL PUBLIC: 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Terra
511 Harrison Street
& 1st Street
San Francisco 94105

Gen Art is proud to invite you to Shop SF featuring local and emerging fashion and accessories designers. With smooth beats, Benefit Cosmetics treatments, free-flowing libations and much more come down to meet with the designers and retailers to purchase the latest and greatest wares during this six-hour shopping spree. You will not want to miss this unparalleled shopping experience!

Don’t forget to raid your boyfriend’s, husband’s, father’s or best male bud’s closet and bring a paper bag full of menswear in good condition to donate to The Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Donations will go to help more than a thousand people trying to overcome poverty, homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence in the Bay Area.

For your kind offering, Gen Art will take $5.00 off your Shop SF ticket*.

To see photos from last year’s shopping event, click here.

Participating Designers Include:
Anayma De Frias Designs
Bryna Nicole
Chic Ztudio
Chillers Clothing
Cocaine Mule
coma and cotton
Custom Industries
f.a.t. (fucking adorable tees)
Five and Diamond
Good Looking Clothes
Green Halo
gr.dano
Gypsies & Lords
Harlequin Feltworks
Helena de Natalio
Indigo Trails
Jacqui Chazen
Jeanine Payer
Jester Swink
Kris Nations
Liza Sonia
Lotus Studio
Lovelina
Loyal Army Clothing
Maneater Threads
Merlin Castell
miss velvet cream www.missvelvetcream.com
Nola Bella
Ofina
Please Dress Up!
Racquel Valle Red Label
Rebecca Ciccio
Rose by Sara Barner
Sara Shepherd
Selma Karaca
She-bible
Sub Urban Riot
Tawapa
Taxi CDC
Verrieres & Sako
Wild Card Collection

With more to be announced!