Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flutter, A September Night's Fashion Dream

With appearances by Carlos Santana, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
and much more!

What: Starting at 6:00 pm, meet music legend Carlos Santana and receive the Grammy Award(R)-winner's autograph as well as a special gift with any purchase from his shoe or handbag collection, Carlos by Carlos Santana.
Shoes, Level 2
At 7:30 pm Meet Countess de Lesseps from the popular Bravo TV show, The Real Housewives of New York City. She will be here to perform her hit dance single, "Money Can't Buy You Class". Receive a signed copy of her book, "Class with The Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair", with any purchase of $100 or more.
Bridge Sportswear, Level 2

Taking place from 6-9 pm is “Flutter, A Mid-September Night's Dream:” An exhibition that showcases the future of fashion in San Francisco. Five up and coming local fashion designers will appear at Macy's and participate in a style challenge. Meet the designers, see the latest in San Francisco style, and vote for your favorite designer. Known San Francisco Fashion Consultant Owen Buenaventura presents an exhibition displaying select pieces from San Francisco based designers Michael San Gaspar (SANGASPAR), Daniel and David Concepcion (DCEPCION), Phuong My, Danielle Pettee, Jill Giordano and Brian Scheyer (GR.DANO).
Impulse, Level 3

WHEN: Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 6:00-9:00 PM

WHERE: Macy’s Union Square

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Black V: Dark Fashion Event | 29 May | 6-9 PM

Dark + Lovely: Black V Fashion Show

On Saturday night, a select group of local designers darkened the doors of Press Club for a runway show focused on fashion’s favorite hue: black.

A fitting follow-up to the White Party held earlier this year, the Black V show put on by Halo Republic impressed not only with the caliber and quality of the designs from San Francisco’s Bacca Da Silva, Dcepcion, Alexandria von Bromssen and others, but with a slick crowd dressed almost exclusively in black, a small army of photographers and runway created using the better part of the wood-paneled wine tasting venue’s lower level.

In front of a crowd at least three people deep hovering behind a 40-seat VIP section, models done up with black-rimmed eyes and sequined brows presented looks for both men and women. Standouts included a diaphanous, multi-paneled floor-length gown by Bacca Da Silva, Dcepcion’s polished take on men’s shorts, inventive accessories such as earrings that connect underneath the wearer’s chin by Kaatje Design worn atop the hard-edged and somewhat futuristic looks of Alexandria von Bromssen, a zip-front men’s sweater by Tamo Design, mixed metal jewelry by Mike SG and menswear-inspired cropped women’s jackets by Terrance Yu. --Lorraine Sanders

Monday, May 3, 2010

manorexic: another side effect of metrosexuality

according to a story posted at new york news & features:
Manorexic Mannequins


ne of the side effects of metrosexuality seems to be the affliction of men with the same unrealistic body images that women have been dealing with for years. Next month, the British mannequin maker Rootstein debuts their latest male form—the “Homme Nouveau,” feminized and not so hearty, with a 35-inch chest and a 27-inch waist. Perfect for the trendiest, string-beaniest clothing, sure. But there’s evidence that the new paradigm has given rise to male anorexia.

Dimensions of Rootstein’s Male Mannequins:
THE CLASSIC: 1967, 42” chest, 33” waist
THE MUSCLEMAN: 1983, 41” chest, 31” waist
THE SWIMMER: 1994, 38” chest, 28” waist
THE ANDROGYNE (a.k.a. “Homme Nouveau”): 2010, 35” chest, 27” waist

“All the mannequins out there are these beefcakes, and we can’t even fit our largest size on them.”
—American Apparel boss Dov Charney (waist size 29)

39.7 inches
Average waist size of an American man (in 2006)

33 inches
Maximum waist size of American Apparel’s spandex-cotton denim Slim Slack

of binge eaters are men

Percentage of Eating-Disorder Sufferers Who Are Men:
1990: 10%
Today: 25%
Source: The Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication; The Beauty Myth

“The prevalence rates for women with eating disorders have not significantly changed over the years, but they have risen for men.”
—Leigh Cohn, author of Making Weight

Skinny Boys in History
• Hermes
• Jesus
• Jan Van Eyck’s Adam
• Donatello’s David
• Robert de Montesquieu
• Ichabod Crane
• Giacometti’s Man Striding
• Gandhi
• Fred Astaire
• Don Knotts
• Vincent Price
• Mick Jagger
• Tommy Tune
• Iggy Pop
• Sid Vicious
• Michael Jackson
• Hedi Slimane
• Pete Doherty
• The Strokes
• James Marsters
• Russell Brand
• The Horrors

Saturday, April 3, 2010

concept: black V | fashion event by halo republic

a fashion initiative

a boutique-style fashion production

fashion photography & styling network

fashion philanthropists

fashion happens.


black V

a dark fashion's night out vampy, edgy, mysterious, sexy, cultish

social and fashion event with a photo shoot , fashion show

featuring SF designers and stylists, and networking with fashion

enthusiasts and industry people.

style code: fashionable; black, charcoal gray, with a dash of scarlet and bordeaux

saturday | 05.29.10 | door 630 pm | show 8 pm / press club | 20 yerba buena lane

Saturday, February 13, 2010


a glimpse: landon and kaylan falgoust, models | designer joseph domingo | owen buenaventura, creative director of snow | lisi jiang, production assistant.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

clean slate

fresh faces for the new decade
trendy whites.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


an all-white event
to inspire
to enkindle
the passion for passion
let it


a white fashion event

saturday | 01.23.10 | 6 to 10 pm

one market street, ste 140, san francisco

style code: fashionably white

all, guests & crew, are requested to wear all-white attire

kindly respond by january 14, 2010 with your name to

subject: snow

featuring the designs of:

bacca da silva

christopher collins

colleen quen


verrieres & sako


joseph domingo

wardrobe styling & accessories by: michael sg | academy of art university interns

white velvet cake, white chocolate truffles, white wine.

introducing: the new faces from sf model agencies

descends slowly

cold and frosty


icicles and crystals

shimmering and gleaming




one of a kind

let it