Saturday, January 31, 2009

Epi-Center Med Spa Hosts the Haute of Eco Chic

The eco beauty haven of Epi-Center Med Spa was the perfect spot for an intimate evening of high end sustainable fashion by the likes of Linda Loudermilk, Sara Shepherd and Amber Marie Bently. Thursday's event, a fundraiser for the upcoming Discarded to Divine fashion show in May, was hosted by San Francisco-based stylist and fashion instructor Jill Siefert who provided detailed information on each piece and its materials. Most of the designs shown were exclusive to local boutique Eco Citizen, including an eco-collection by Shepherd. Amber Marie Bently's stunning new sustainable couture jewelry line was featured on every model and Bently was in the audience to provide more information on each piece. Both Shepherd and Bently are local designers on the "ones to watch" list - their sophisticated and totally eco-conscious pieces are poised to be recognized on a larger scale. Check back for an exclusive interview with Bently in the next couple weeks.

Photos: Courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Coming Up - IFCSF Trend Forecasting Seminar & Mixer

The Innovative Fashion Council is hosting its next cocktail party and networking event this coming Monday, February 2nd from 6-9PM at Temple in San Francisco. Trend forecaster Marieke van der Poel, San Francisco and North Pacific consultant for Peclers Paris will share colors, inspiration and material directions for Spring 2010. Peclers Paris is an internationally leading trend forecasting company that has been guiding the fashion and design industry for over thirty years. Designers and fashion trend enthusiasts should not miss this presentation - the ultimate tool for reliable trend stories, new colors and sources of inspiration.

This event is also very special in that Temple SF is an entirely green nightclub. Some ways that Temple is bringing green to the party include making all of their events "low to no waste," retrofitting all lighting to be more energy efficient, and recycling/composting all foods and liquids. Temple is currently working on plans to install a geodesic dome on the roof to grow food for their restaurant Prana and also a way to harness energy from movement on the dance floor. Overall, Temple's vision is to create an eco-conscious "edu-tainment" complex that works within the community to create the greatest positive impact and limit our negative impact on the planet.

The trend seminar begins at 6:30PM sharp with a cocktail after-party from 7:30-9PM. This event is being sponsored by Temple, Perkins Coie, Vehicle SF, Peclers Paris, DJ Bec and Warren Difranco. Temple is located at 540 Howard Street. To purchase tickets, please click here.