summer 2011

New non-profit helps local fashion designers launch their business

There is a new non-profit in town by the name of Fashion Incubator San Francisco at Macy’s Union Square which will nurture and support local fashion designers. This exciting new organization will help keep localfashion designers in San Francisco by giving them local business contacts, tools and resources to help keep their creative juices flowing while launching their business. 

San Francisco has always been on the forefront of the American fashion industry, after all, it is the home of denim pants! Levi Strauss launched the pants that have been coveted by Fashionistas for a century. California Casual? Launched in the San Francisco Bay Area. Business Casual? Launched in the Bay Area by the high tech industry. Oh yeah, the Bay Area ooozes fashion. 
The incubator, also known as FISF, will launch a “Designer in Residence” program to coincide withFashion’s Night Out this upcoming September. This exciting program will house six local designers and give them a premiere workshop space inside of Macy’s Union Square’s offices. This will allow the six lucky designers to grow their business and create their lines while under the mentorship of the program. Love it!
To learn more about this exciting new non-profit, please visit
To read the news article written by Cathy on, please click here.

Rag Bracelets from Twisted Silver are eco-chic and hot from the runway

One of the hotter jewelry trends on the fall 2011 runways was chains. Although this is considered a classic fashion detail in the fashion world due to Coco Chanel’s love for linked metal, the ways in which chains are featured in fashion changes from year to year. Since chains are classic yet du rigueur, this is the perfect way to update a fall ensemble from last year or to make a new outfit look like you walked right off the catwalk.

Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Lanvin and Gucci are a few of the iconic designers who showed chains in their fall 2011 collections. Although many of these pieces are too bold for everyday wear, they do give onlookers an idea of how to wear chains and incorporate them into an everyday wardrobe.

Twisted Silver has created their own answer to the jewelry trends from the runway shows in Milan, Paris and New York; the Rag Bracelet. The new Rag Bracelets from Twisted Silver are made from brass and feature four different colors of vintage recycled seam tape with Boho-Chic fraying; fabulous! The bracelets offer a neutral accessory choice for a colorful outfit or a way to add subtle color to a neutral or all-black ensemble.

The Rag Bracelets from Twisted Silver are available starting July 12, 2011 in raspberry, coral, steel and wheat. Twisted Silver’s The Rag Bracelets can be purchased a la carte for $25 each or in a set of four for $80. For shopping information please visit and use coupon code INSIDERS for a 15% discount. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous