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Fashion Week San Diego is back!

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BY KIM RESCATE AND ANA PINES

If you weren’t able to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, do not despair. Fashion Week San Diego is coming back after a three-year hiatus, recovering from the economic recession, stronger than ever Oct. 1-7. The seven-day event will feature 17 designers from San Diego with collections ranging from ready-to-wear, jewelry, sportswear and haute couture. It was founded in 2008, by Allison Andrews of APA Business Consulting, Inc., to give designers the opportunity to exhibit their work to industry professionals, press and potential buyers. In addition to fashion, this event provides hairstylists and makeup artists a platform to showcase their talent too. All the events, including the runway show, shopping day, art and beauty exhibit and education panels will take place in downtown San Diego. Audiences will vote for their favorite design based on wearability, creativity and overall production. The winning designer will receive a business package that will make their line a reality. It was evident from the press conference, held at Roppongi restaurant and sushi bar Sept. 10, that fashion culture is thriving in San Diego. This is an event not to be missed!

 

A rockin’ good time

The Whistle Stop Bar

The Whistle Stop is a classic cool dive bar/knitting lounge with revolving local art, live music and film screenings located in South Park/Golden Hill. It has a good tap selection, leaning toward pale ale and IPA, friendly bartenders and a chill neighborhood feel. We joined the Shot by Shot film series crowd Sept.13 to watch the punk rock classic Rock ‘n Roll High School. A silly, tongue-in-cheek, campy comedy that’s entertaining with genuine laughs throughout. Hosted by Miguel Rodriguez from Horrible Imaginings and Beth Accomando from KPBS Cinema Junkie, it’s a cool event to geek out with fellow classic movie lovers in a fun, funky atmosphere. The bar doesn’t serve food but if you’d like to grab some at the Station Tavern or MIHO gastro truck, you’re allowed to bring it in. Quick tip: the bar is cash only. The Whistle Stop is indeed the “little bar that could” and does.

 

Charity meets style

Daniele Spadavecchia and the Gypsy Jazz Trio entertained the crowd at the 2nd annual Moonlight Chic Sept. 19 at the SummerSalt rooftop bar and lounge of the Hotel Palomar. Attendees enjoyed select hors d’oeuvres, drinks, chocolate mousse for dessert and a fashion show. Proceeds from the event benefited Dress for Success San Diego, an international not-for-profit organization that helps raise money for low-income women seeking employment and economic self-sufficiency. Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world. The majority of the women they serve are single mothers living under the poverty level, between ages 18-38 and are single mothers raising two to three children on their own. Often these women are not unemployed but rather underemployed, having to work two or three jobs to be able to support their family. This organization aims to give these disadvantaged women the information and the resources they need to help them level the playing field and achieve. As female entrepreneurs, we fully realize the importance of lending other women a helping hand. The only difference between the advantaged and the disadvantaged is an opportunity.

 

 

 



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