On Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm, join St. Vincent de Paul Society for "Discarded to Divine," an exciting night showcasing professional and aspriring fashion designers who transform donated clothing into couture clothing and home decor. All cutting-edge creations are auctioned off to benefit those struggling with poverty, domestic violence and homelessness.
Held annually since 2005, and attracting an audience of 1,000, Discarded to Divine is a much-anticipated fashion event for San Francisco's philanthropic community, fashionistas, young professionals and supporters of St. Vincent de Paul Society. A St. Vincent rep says, "Discarded to Divine has become more than a fundraiser–it is now a movement that embraces charity and sustainability to restore the lives of those around us."
Held at the chic SF Design Center Galleria, the event includes appetizers, beverages and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $95 and can be purchased here.
As the largest provider of domestic violence services in San Francisco, The St. Vincent de Paul Society helps impoverished women and children attain safety and self-sufficiency. Striving to serve all those in need, the Society cares for women that other agencies cannot help, including undocumented women who are often unaware they are protected by federal law. Learn more about St. Vincent de Paul Society's essential work and how you can help.
Date and time: April 26th at 6:30pm
Location: SF Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco, CA
Graffiti artist turned fashion designer, Claw Money now designs clothes, footwear, and accessories for some of the biggest names in showbiz, including Kanye West, Rhianna, and Nicki Minaj. Currently, the designer is working on a mural at Andaz 5th Avenue for their TBD art exhibition, which features different artists who will paint their view of New York --today. The project is curated by the SA Studios Artist Collective and each piece will be photographed and turned into limited edition post cards ($5 at bar downstairs). Proceeds will be donated to charity. To view the artists at work and read about their experiences, visit www.andaz5thavenue.tumblr.com. Even more exciting, Andaz 5th Avenue guests will also receive a 15% discount on Claw Money’s entire clothing line during her residency. “Art is an integral part of Andaz 5th Avenue and we strive to find new ways to support art and design,” says Jonathan Frolich, General Manager of Andaz 5th Avenue. “We are excited to welcome Claw Money as our Artist in Residence, building upon our new tbd Art series and offering guests a unique opportunity to interact with this famous artist.”
ABC Family has certainly set the bar high with its new drama television series titled Jane By Design. As you may already know, ABC Family is rated feel good television for parents and kids alike which leads us to our theory that Jane By Design will be one of the best shows we've tuned into in a while. Finally a show that young girls can watch (unsupervised) and admire. Granted, an occasional good cat fight or juicy scandal is always exciting, ABC Family decided to go with a different approach for their latest original series and we like it!
Jane By Design begins with an unusual story of a young unpopular teenage girl, Erica Dasher as Jane Quimby, who lives with her unemployed older brother due to her father's death and absent mother. As her brother struggles to make ends meet, Jane seeks an employment opportunity working as an intern for a famous designer. However, due to a case of mixed applications Jane finds herself as a personal assistant managing the busy designer's work and trying to be an normal high school student at the same time. Just two episodes in Jane struggles to keep everyone satisfied. But never doubting herself, she balances school in the suburbs and chaotic life in the city. From impromptu wardrobe changes to having the hottest guy at her perfectly manicured finger tips, Jane is certainly in for a ride.
Although I do watch my fair share of Project Runway, I am not a fashion savant, nor do I pretend to know much about it. How exactly did I find myself at the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you ask? Well, after all of the rave reviews it got, it's hard not to be curious. On Friday morning I went to check out the scene...and was utterly shocked. Wrapped around blocks and blocks was the line just waiting to get inside the museum. Once inside, there were even more lines to enter the exhibit. I knew that the exhibit would be crowded, but I did not expect the mob scene that awaited me upon my arrival. The wait turned out to be well worth it.