Category archives: Fashion Events

T-Shirt & Hoodie Fashion Show This Friday August 15th

This looks like it will be a fun event, and combine the free vodka, an Americas Top Chef contestant cooking some treats, charity support $10 is not bad for a cool event on a Friday night.

Location: Apartment 24
440 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Doors: 9pm Runway: 11pm

944 Magazine presents a bold new fashion show & runway concept from “LADY NOIR,” The event will begin at 9:00pm at one of the cities hottest new venues: Apartment 24 (440 Broadway – North Beach) and will feature a complimentary vodka tasting sponsored by award winning Snow Queen Vodka (Double Gold Winner – Best of Vodka Category – SF World Spirits Competition 2008), along with special appetizers created by Ryan Scott, executive chef of Mission Beach Café and contestant on “Top Chef.”

The event promises to attract some of the sexiest fashion forward people the city has to offer and will be photographed and filmed by 944 magazine, and co-hosted by SF Station and Bad Kitty productions (the team behind the 2007 trunk show series at 111 Minna Gallery). Music will be provided by DJ David Carvalho, whom has graced the turn tables at many of the top venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Miami.

A portion of the proceeds will go to MADRE, an international women’s rights group “demanding human rights for women and families around the world.”

citizen:citizen Curated Pop Up Store In San Francisco

citizen:citizen opened its new traveling pop-up shop ‘mini-market’ at silverman gallery
in San Francisco. The shop features citizen:citizen curated selection of goods, including T-Shirts, jewelry, and all kinds of wonderful stuff designed by local and international designers. Most items are limited editions and the first shop will be closed on august 31st.

The Silverman Gallery is at 804 Sutter Street in Downtown San Francisco.

A bit more about citizen:citizen –

One of the growing elements of CITIZEN:Citizen is that of curatorial and creative direction. We develop culturally significant ideas, projects and events for organizations ranging from global fashion houses to galleries and museums. It’s an natural extension of our interest in offering new ways of seeing.

Elsewhere: Design Boom and PSFK

Chillin’ Productions Saturday August 2nd at 111 Minna, SF

If you are in SFO mark your calenders for Chillin’ Productions for clothing, fashion, design, art and live music at 111 Minna, San Francisco. This is always a great event and I always find new stuff there so it’s totally worth checking out, it’s much more of a party atmosphere than a lot of the events that sell crafts etc. and seeing as it’s been going on for 10 years I think they have the formula down, there is of course the dynamo Irena Hernandez behind it as well which I’m sure is one of the secrets of their success. Check out my previous write up of the show.

Last time I was at the show I met these beautiful divas from Beefy Rouge (unfortunately they are still working on their web site)

These guys from Mixer Friendly

and the gorgeous Lady Noir

Also don’t forget you can bring some items of clothing with you to get screenprinted at the show by the crazy guys from San Franphsyco, here’s a shot of them hard at work at the Haight St Fair (I run into these guys everywhere)


Chillin’ Productions At 111 Minna This Saturday

Great clothing designers, t-shirts, screenprinting, great music, lots of drinks and beautiful people, it’s a lot of fun folks, I had a blast last time (see my write up and pics), and don’t forget to bring some clothing with your for the crazy guys from SAN FRANPSYCHO to screenprint for you live at the show. Bring t-shirts, booty shorts, or underwear (clean people) :-)


Chillin’ is going back where it all got started….
111 Minna Gallery!

When: Saturday June 7, 2008
Where: 111 Minna Gallery
$6 at the door
Must be 21+ ID

For more info go to:


Visuals by:
INSTA-Action (

Art exhibit by:
365 (14 of the country¹s most visionary, contemporary and abstract artists).

Live Music by
Little Yellow Perfect

DJ Tajh
DJ Russell Vargas
DJ Eddy Bauer (KALX)

LIVE screen-printing by SAN FRANPSYCHO, bring a shirt or booty-shorts

Chillin’ was featured in the SF Chronicle May 18, 2008, check it out

Chuck Norris Party This Friday At The Milk Bar and Win A Free T-Shirt

Win the Action Jeans high kick competition and get a free limited edition Chuck Norris T-shirt from Home Room Clothing (or just go buy one)

Friday May 30th
Milk Bar
1840 Haight St, San Francisco

Take pictures with Chuck in the Chuck Norris photo booth!
Drink with Chuck!
Throw Up or Down with Chuck!
Celebrate the man that talks in 3rd person on May 30Th as you talk about
yourself in 3rd person too.

As always get there early, after 11 pm your on your own.
p.s. free Pabst and a bunch of swag for you!

Chillin Productions Redux

Chillin Productions was over a week ago and I owe it a write up. By far one of the best fashion/design/art event i’ve been too. The art was so high quality and diverse, the clothing and t-shirts were awesome and unique, and other features like live screen printing and the 10 DJ’s made it an afternoon/evening to remember. I met Irene Hernandez-Feiks who founded Chillin’ Productions at a party the week before and after that experience had to check it out because she is an amazing character (she was even DJ’ing some of the event).

I met lots of great people there and have to tell you that is becoming one of the funnest parts of writing this blog, going out and meeting the people behind the designs. There is so much going on in the indie fashion and t-shirt world things are very exciting.

Wear Me Naked

I loved Wear Me Naked, these are all hand painted and sewn shirts, with awesome designs and quirky condom pockets (they also do underwear with the condom pocket, sweet)

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Indie Industries

I was also a big fan of what Indie Industries was doing. These guys are an artists collaborative which sell all kinds of indie merchandise with real stores. The stores in fact are probably best characterized as cool and authentic, kind of what Urban Outfitters wishes it could be. (I saw a much wider selection of stuff in person than I do on their site) so it might be worth checking out the store. They are at 2003 Milvia St. @ University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 open Tues – Sat 12-7, Sun 12-5, closed Mon. Don’t believe me, check out their 5 star reviews on Yelp :-)

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They even have Wallets
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No Guns Productions

Not strictly a t-shirt but boy would this be a good one, from No Guns Productions the deck is for sale for $300 and you can see his stuff at San Francisco stores, Fabric8 and Lower Haighter. He also blogs here.

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Boy Girl Tees

The girls that i was with loved the Skinny Bitch shirt from Boy Girl Tees :-) Another local label, based in San Rafael just north of San Francisco.
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And finally a big shout out to the crazy guys that were doing the live screen printing from San Franpsycho, these guys were great and screen printing shirts and anything else people brought along right there at the show.


Other folks that were in attendance: “high design shirts”, Headline Shirts “damn funny shirts”,
Lady Noir, cool stuff for the ladies,, shirts for kids, Artist, Rachel Znerold, amazing belt buckles from

The next big indie shopping event is Capsule which is happening here:

Capsule Design Festival
Sunday, May 25, 2008
11:00 am ‘til 6:00 pm
Hayes Valley Park
Octavia and Hayes Streets, San Francisco, CA 94102

Tcritic Secret Word Comment Competition $525 Threadless Gift Certificate Give Away

Hey everyone, i’m having a little competition over the next month where I am going to give away a total of 21 threadless $25 gift certificates. Basically every day or so I will post a secret word in one of my blog posts on Tcritic like this: the secret word is “banana” and the first person to make a comment on that post with the secret word will win the gift certificate (providing you fill in a proper email address in the field when you leave the comment). See this post for example.

I will also be throwing in some bonus certificates by posting a secret word to twitter and the winner will be the first person to leave a comment on the post that the secret word twitter post is linking to.

Oh and feel free to share this on your blogs and other forums, if this works out well i’ll try and figure out some other fun games to play with Threadless bucks, and maybe even some other t-shirt companies might step up to provide some fun prizes :-)

Vegas Update

Hey everyone, i’ve had a lot of interest and a lot of comments from folks about the Vegas party, and even some offers of sponsorship from a few companies including Seibei, Design By Humans, 2Smart Monkeys, t-shirt forums, and Gunslinger design plus a couple of others via email. Well I think i’ve got to scale back my ambitions a little bit as work is totally overwhelming me right now (yes I have a full time job), and i think a month was too short a time to try and organize this in a remote city. That being said i am planning on being in Vegas on November 3rd, and plan on being at the Mix Lounge in the Mandalay Bay between 8 and 10 on saturday night so if you swing by and introduce your self I will certainly buy you a couple of drinks, hows that sound :-) Lets call it a t-shirt happy hour (although Mix says no “sleeveless shirts” so no wife beaters).


Mix Lounge
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Win Big With Costumecon – Hand Made Halloween Costume Contest With Etsy


Here’s a great little contest put on by Etsy to design the best hand made haloween costume. I’m thrilled to say i’ve been asked to help judge the T-shirt category along with Threadless and Etsy and I am really stoked. Needless to say the winners will get featured here as well as part of their prize :-) The other categories are Green, Pet, Sci-Fi, Kid/Baby, and General Awesomeness.

Oh yes, my crafty ghosts and goblins, we’re holding the ultimate handmade costume contest, and awarding eighteen winners with over $2,000 worth of goods and prizes. Three winners will be selected in each of the following six categories: Pet, Kid & Baby, T-Shirt Costume, Sci-Fi, Green, and General Awesomeness!

Judges from,,,,,, and are helping us pick the winners and donating cool prizes. 

Threadshow – Indie Fashion Event – Saturday Sept 22nd, Fort Mason, SF

I am so going to this, Threadshow is indie fashion in general but there are a boatload of brilliant t-shirt companies that are going to be there.


Brands I like include Upper Playground, Stussy, Loyal Army, Tank Theory, and artefacture to name a few, see the full list here, who are your favs?

THREAD San Francisco
Saturday September 22, 2007
12noon – 6pm
Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, Marina District, San Francisco – check out the other wicked cool things you can do at Fort Mason

RSVP $10 at the door / $7 if you RSVP here / All ages welcome / All credit cards accepted

Thanks Monica for the tip!