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!

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:

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


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.
Great lineup, new cream! And a whole bunch more!
Shop SF

invite you to

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

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
Gypsies & Lords
Harlequin Feltworks
Helena de Natalio
Indigo Trails
Jacqui Chazen
Jeanine Payer
Jester Swink
Kris Nations
Liza Sonia
Lotus Studio
Loyal Army Clothing
Maneater Threads
Merlin Castell
miss velvet cream
Nola Bella
Please Dress Up!
Racquel Valle Red Label
Rebecca Ciccio
Rose by Sara Barner
Sara Shepherd
Selma Karaca
Sub Urban Riot
Taxi CDC
Verrieres & Sako
Wild Card Collection

With more to be announced!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

miss velvet cream trunk shows! june 7 : saturday in san francisco


June 7 in SF, miss velvet cream [with the fantastical ESTAR] will be vending at two seperate trunk shows, one at Foreign Cinema in the Mission, for Brunch [11am-4pm], and then at 111 Minna in Downtown SF, for Cocktails [8pm-2am].
Just enough time for Mission Burritos in between the two!
Please stop by to check out NEW GEAR! from both myself + ESTAR, as well as a collection of other fantastically talented designers from the Bay Areas.

WHY? Well, check this out:
Quote from Mr. Konheim, CEO of brand "Nicole Miller", talking about the prices of clothing and "fast fashion" on the market today :
"As far as bottom costs go, we're there. I think we've exploited all the countries on earth for people who really want to work for nothing."
Please put your money in your community of artists and designers and craftspeople. Don't buy into corporate exploitation and irresponsiblity to get a "cheap price".
:miss velvet cream proudly delivers you avant-garde design and exceptional quality, made by my hands here in SF for your body, including ready-to-wear, salvage, denim remake and couture items for men + women:


Guerrilla Fashionista Trunk Show & Benefit
Saturday, June 7, 2008 : 11am-4pm
Foreign Cinema 2534 Mission Street : San Francisco

Shop from the finest, most innovative, indie, DIY, Green, and conscientious Bay Area designers, artists, and fashion activists! Local designers will gather in the Modernism West Gallery of Foreign Cinema to sell their unique creations of clothing, jewelry, purses, housewares, gift items, and other fabulous accessories for men, women, and children. Avoid the guilt of spending! All designers donate 10% of their day's sales to a non-profit organization.

Enjoy beats by Seneca , a full bar, and Foreign Cinema's legendary brunch!
See you there!

Guerrilla Fashionista Designers Include:
Colleen Mauer Designs, Design by Ellemose, E Star, Hacker, Kittinhawk, Kris Nations, miss velvet cream, Monkey Meditates, Nous Savons, Rachel Hornaday, Shore Jewelry, Tessa Poppy Designs, TINC, turk+taylor, Twelve Designs

Proceeds will go to Lanyi Fan, a non-profit/NGO organization that provides cross-cultural education, artisitc exchange, and people-to-people community development between Guinea, West Africa, and the United States. Lanyi Fan builds lasting, mutually supportive relationships among individuals, a deep appreciation of diversity, and a respect for the dignity and value of all people. Vibrant culture springs from healthy artists and strong communities Lanyi Fan is dedicated to designing programs that strengthen artists, their families, communities, and surrounding ecosystems.

Chillin' : JUNE 7: 111 minna : 8pm-2am : indie designer explosion : shop local!

Chillin' is going back where it all got started.... 111 Minna Gallery!
June 7, 2008 features 50 FASHION DESIGNERS!!!
including miss velvet cream, ESTAR, mittenmaker, Sandy Reyes, Minerva's Antenna and of course about 45 more........
When: Saturday June 7, 2008 TIME! 8:00pm-2:00am
Where: 111 Minna Gallery (
$6 at the door : Must be 21+ ID

Chillin' was featured in the SF Chronicle May 18, 2008, check it out:
Chillin' Feature

more Chillin' details:
Visuals by: INSTA-Action (
Art exhibit by: ArtNowSF
365 (14 of the country¹s most visionary, contemporary and abstract artists).
LIVE screen-printing by SAN FRANPSYCHO, bring a shirt or booty-shorts : Live Painting
Live Music by Little Yellow Perfect (
DJ Taj (
Dirtyhertz (
DJ Russell Vargas (
DJ Eddy Bauer (KALX) (

As always, CASH + CHECKS please, for purchases. Payment Plans available.