Gallery 2110 will host a fashion show paying tribute to Designer Mary Quant at 7 p.m. July 23, on the first floor of the art complex on 2110 K St. The show is organized by photographer Alister Oliver, a tenant of the art complex for the last two and half years. Quant popularized miniskirts during the Mod era that took England’s youth by storm in the late 1950s and early 1960s. For that subculture, the miniskirt became a symbol of rebellion. “Coming up in the 50s, (Mary Quant) thought clothing (of the era) was a little bit stodgy,” Oliver said. “It was not about how a woman wanted to dress.” Inspired by the music and fashion of Mod subculture, Oliver has chosen the miniskirt as a theme f
Generations of model train enthusiasts came to the Sacramento Convention Center this weekend to experience the ultimate showcase of model railroading. The 21st Annual National Train Show came to town with thousands of square feet devoted to model train displays inside the Convention Center. The National Train Show is held at different cities in the U.S. and showcases the industry’s new and one of a kind products and services from retailers and manufacturers from around the U.S. and world. Model trains, accessories, track and collectibles were shown at different miniature venues. This is a prime show for model train connoisseurs, from those who have been involved for the past half cent
What happens when you mix the aesthetic appeal of 1800s Victorian England, scientifically advanced, steam- and gear-powered inventions and the type of alternate historical realities explored in popular culture through movies like “Wild Wild West”? You get steampunk: an inventive, rule-bending subgenre of science fiction that has found a growing niche in Sacramento. The term steampunk stemmed from literature like H.G. Well’s “The Time Machine,” published in 1895, and Jules Verne’s 1870 novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, according to members of the Sacramento Steampunk Society.These early steampunk works, which feature elements of time travel, whimsically inventive, steam-powered inventio
The 2nd annual Vélo & Vintage Fashion Show was held at Hot Italian Saturday night in Sacramento. The show is as much about bicycles as fashion. Lorena Beightler of Sac Cycle Chic founded the event to highlight "urban cycling as a smart, stylish and fashionable mode of transport." Kari Shipman of Juniper James organized the event with Beightler. Models attired in vintage clothing sourced from local boutiques rode a variety of vintage and newer bicycles into the restaurant and onto the runway. Each of the ten models showed three different looks ranging from "daytime" to "night" and ending with a "crazy" look that included a wild mishmash of styles, smeared makeup, and plenty of attitude.
Sacramento is full of beautiful people. Just stroll or ride your bike up and down J Street in Midtown any afternoon and you'll agree. Sacramento even has its fair share of famous models including such as Larry Scott (who I went to High School with - we dated cousins). You might not remember his name, but his face is one of the most recognized even 20 odd years after his work with Georgio Armani. I can attest to the trials and tests many aspiring models goes through; travel expenses, the mental and competitive aspects, adhering to a strict diet only a monk would enjoy, dedication to the gym, flawless personal hygiene and keeping your wardrobe on par. Of course, there's a certain amount of
Fashion Shows have been evolving in Sacramento for quite some time now. Fashion designers have been creating their pieces of art in Sacramento for a reason, and models seem to have a desire and reason for "starting out" in Sacramento. Who, what, when, where and why did this ultimate need of fashion in Sacramento start? I decided to do some research to see where it all started. One of the first fashion shows was created in a parking garage off of 28th and S Streets by fashion designers Olivia Coelho, owner of Bows & Arrows Boutique, and Amy Hemmenes, designer of Naicfur, in 2003. Noelle Tavares, fashion show creator and fashion designer, established Faedrah Clothing Company in 2004. Nicole
Sacramento, CA - August 3, 2009 - Magnum Opus Enterprises, the producers of Sacramento Fashion Week, will open the show with the latest Victor Louis Couture collection on September 17th 2009. The main collection “Amour de la Robe”, which translates into “Love of the Dress”, is a 1930s Paris inspired collection by Victor Louis. “I’ve never been to Paris,” says Louis. “So I wanted to create the beauty of the land in my designs and bring Paris to Sacramento for one magical evening.” Louis has been inspired by design since early childhood and hopes to make women feel beautiful through his designs. His latest collection features feminine, sexy, and chic couture. Sacramento Fashion Week ex
The fashion capitols of the world: Paris, Milan, New York, Sacramento? Maybe not yet. Sacramento does produce its share of talented designers however, like Amy Hemmens of Naik Fur and Trisha Rhomberg of Pretty Trashy, and Sacramento brands can be seen in boutiques across the country. Recently, Sacramento Press sat down with Michael Lopez, one of a number of promising young designers, to talk about his fall collection, fashion in Sacramento, and his decision to decamp to Los Angeles. Tell me about your most recent collections. Oh, it's all party things. Things I thought could be worn on New Year's eve, or parties after. Right now it's just see-thru chiffon ruffle dress that, I don't kno