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San Francisco Fashion Community Week

Getting a chance to support local designers and events is such a privilege as a blogger and writer. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed all of the amazing meetings, collaborations, and shows I’ve gotten a chance to be a part of over the last few years.

From working with the oh-so-fabulous House of CCUOCO to local jewelry design house Kamryn Dame to outerwear extraordinaire Anubha of A by Anubha.

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So what’s the next fun event for the San Francisco fashion enthusiast to have on their radar? San Francisco Fashion Community Week!

I had the honor of meeting the founder of FCW earlier this year when we spoke on a panel together for local non-profit organization Share Brunch, and I’ve been looking forward to this fabulous series of events ever since.

This five-day extravaganza includes everything from meet & greets and panel discussions with industry insiders to a exciting eco-friendly runway show and collection showcases from a handful of killer local designers.

So head over to Eventbrite and get your tickets – I’ll see you there!

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San Francisco Fashion Week: Ready To Wear

While I always look forward to Fashion Week – Regardless of the city or the designer – What I get most excited for are the Ready-To-Wear collections. I wholeheartedly believe that fashion is art, and you can always count on some shows to be a wild, dramatic, over-the-top presentation, but sometimes you just want to see clothes that you would actually wear!

Am I right?

Enter Ready To Wear – The collections of pieces that are – Drumroll please – READY TO WEAR!


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{Photography by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

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Ready-To-Wear Designers:

  • Artemis by Shock Feathers [Womenswear]
  • J & J [Womenswear/Menswear]
  • Mariya Milavidova [Womenswear]
  • Mansoor Scott [Womenswear]
  • Rebecca Cho [Womenswear]
  • Blue by Saks 5th [Menswear]
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs w/ Vince [Menswear]
  • Red by Saks 5th [Menswear]

Check out my other San Francisco Fashion Week posts {Reception, Dapperhood Menswear & Emerging Designers} and be sure to stay tuned for reviews from the rest of this week’s shows!

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San Francisco Fashion Week: Dapperhood Menswear

After the fun, fashion-filled reception party to kick off San Francisco Fashion Week {more pictures on Facebook} we headed straight into the runway shows.

And what better way to start then with menswear?

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The collections that we saw were classic with an emphasis on clean lines, tailoring, bold Fall colors, and structured outerwear. In other words – Great real world style that you’d want to see walking down the streets in San Francisco.

Some trends to keep an eye on when you’re shopping for Fall and Winter gentlemen? Rolled jeans, plaid & washed denim button-down shirts for layering under your outerwear, and subtle prints like plaid, tartan, and pinstripes in darker, moodier hues.

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Stay tuned for a review of the Emerging Designers show!

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MCLV Style: White & Florals

Aftering sharing some of the fun shots from the opening celebration for this year’s San Francisco Fashion Week I wanted to show what I wore to the reception event on the first day. It’s all about the white & florals!


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Dress – Kate Spade, Heels – Zara, Blazer – Zara & Bag – Kate Spade}


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{Photography by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

Picking through your wardrobe & putting together stylish looks can be a challenge during months like September and October. During this transition period between Summer and Fall I really like to mix traditionally “Summer” pieces with cold-weather layering pieces. Adding a structured blazer like this white one to a sweet sundress is the perfect evening look for a September night in San Francisco.

After I piled on my favorite gold accessories and grabbed a bag big enough to hold my giant camera, I was ready to go for a few hours of fashion fun.

What’s your favorite style for the Summer-to-Fall period?

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San Francisco Fashion Week

This week has been a fabulous blur of fun events, beautiful clothes, and interesting, fashionable people. I was thrilled to cover San Francisco Fashion Week for Fashion +Tech and will be sharing some of the amazing shots from the shows and events.

Let’s start with the opening night’s reception party!

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One of the things that I love most about fashion events is the individualism – This is a group of people who quite literally wear their creativity and personality on their sleeves. From masterly print mixing to fun, eye-catching accessories, to vintage and homemade pieces, this party was a sea of eye candy.

And don’t forget that I was covering the event for Fashion +Tech which means, as the moniker would imply, that there was a dose of modern technology mixed in with the fashion for the evening. From musical handbags to iPhone accessible pants to video game & virtual reality inspired pieces.

Stay tuned for more from San Francisco Fashion Week – I have three more runway shows to share plus my own looks for the week.

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