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Covering exclusive parties, art shows, cultural events & more.
If you would like to submit an event for consideration contact sandra@orphansofwisdom.com 

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Art by Illustrator Luke Choice http://www.velvetspectrum.com/

 


WANDERLUST | SAN FRANCISCO, CA

| February 9, 2016 |

Are you from the San Francisco Bay Area and want to participate in a mindful triathlon?
Join us on our first time. We have to walk the walk after all right?

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The event will consist of a 5k, some YOGA and it ends with meditation.

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And if that’s not enough…you can also JOIN OUR TRIBE for the San Francisco event on April 24, 2016. We’d love to meet you all there!  <3

To register email sandra@orphansofwisdom.com for password and go here to register under OrphansofWisdom group. Let’s do this!

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CHIAROSCURRO: FAST FALL FASHION SHOW

| December 6, 2015 |

UC Berkeley’s Fashion and Student Trends (FAST) Fall fashion show (Chiaroscurowas last week and I would like to give a proper nod to some of my favorite designs.

Dress by Jiechun (Chloe) Lei

I liked the band across the top of this dress, the apparent mix of texture in fabrics and the A-line body of this dress. It’s a type of feminine cool I can get down with.

Designs by Nicholas Murphy

His inspiration :
“Amorphous bodies. Obligations. Murmurs. hjjk highlights, or hi-jacks, agender silhouettes moving through space and our perceptions of gendered bodies.”

Nicholas’ designs were some of my ultra favorites. I loved the soft fabrics paired with bold makeup and design choices like those sleeves! Initially they took me by surprise as I tried to make functional sense out of them. Moments later, I took the collection for the art form it was and I was moved and excited to see more!

Designs by Xin Yu

Her inspiration :
“The pressure of creation and the fear for a lack of structure is encountered by the free spirit as soft as velvet to bring delight to life. Gleaming from underneath the mask is the youthfulness and mischief.”

The velvet used in Xin Yu’s collection gave the line a sophisticated feel while the silhouettes provided a youthful touch. These pieces are perfect for the upcoming holiday parties.

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Design by Xin Yu

Designs by Yang Qu. 

Yang Qu’s collection wrapped up the show and it did not disappoint. I loved the mixing of patterns, colors and fabrics. Very high-end. The styling was on point and I appreciated the risks taken.

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Design by Yang Qu

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LOVE this Jacket by Yang Qu

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Design by Yang Qu

Overall, FAST and its designers put on a great show. I applaud the hard work that was done behind the scenes by designers and the production team alike. Way to go Bears! I look forward to next semester’s show.

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MACY’S WALNUT CREEK GRAND REOPENING

| November 21, 2015 |

Today was a good day! Macy’s grand reopening was good times to say the least. Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA has been undergoing a makeover for some time and today shoppers got a chance to come in, take part in various activities, get going on their holiday shopping and enjoy big SALES!

My favorite moment? Meeting Candice Cuoco, designer of  HOUSE OF CCUOCO from Season 14 of Project Runway. She is one down to earth chica with lots of style!

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Want to see an exclusive backstage interview with Candice shot by yours truly?? Check out the video below. FIDM Social Ambassador Valeria Molina (@FIDM_mvaleria) asks Candice some questions about the inspiration behind her new ready-to-wear line, life after Project Runway, how she deals with criticism, and what is next for HOUSE OF CCUOCO.

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SYMPHONIX KICKOFF EVENT
| November 16, 2015 |

I had a lovely evening this Monday night at the Symphonix Kickoff event at the grand Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Symphonix is a premier social group for young professionals in the Bay Area. The purpose of this group is to bring together like-minded individuals at events hosted at San Francisco’s hottest venues.

The kickoff party was held in a penthouse suite at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco. The penthouse was equipped with a library that had a secret door to the rooftop, a Moroccan inspired room, and an amazing view of the city. If that was not enough gorgeous curated italian fashion was brought to us by the Centro 39 (www.centro39.com).

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Fairmont Hotel Penthouse Library

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Enjoying the View from Above

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One of the Penthouse rooms filled with Centro 39 Italian finds

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One of my favorite Moschino pieces 

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To find out more about the Symphonix group go to www.sfsymphonix.org

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TIFFANY & CO. SF FASHION EVENT

| November 13, 2015 |

My lovely and talented designer friend Cake, designer for Kajan Cake, invited me to an exclusive event where her designs were going to be showcased along with new Tiffany jewelry! We all had an amazingly good time and Moanalani Jeffery got the best photos to capture the night which are finally here! Enjoy amigos.

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Kajan Cake’s Designs

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Kanjana Cake with one of her designs and a beautiful tiered Tiffany necklace.

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Kajan Cake Design available at www.kajancake.com

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Kajan Cake dress with three-quarter sleeve

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Guest Ludmila, Designer Cake and I

 

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For more information on getting your hands on some of Kajan Cake’s designs please make sure and check out www.kajancake.com and/or email sandra@orphansofwisdom.com.

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#GIRLBOSS AT THE ROXIE
| OCTOBER 9, 2015 |

Tonight my friend and I hit up the Booksmith Presents Sophia Amoruso’s #Girlboss conversation with Brit Morin, Founder & CEO of Brit + Co at the Roxie Theatre in SF. In case you did not know Sophia Amoruso is the creative mind (Founder, and once CEO) behind Nasty Gal. Sophia started her multimillion dollar company here in the Bay Area from the ground up one vintage sale at time on eBay. I do not believe she knew what she was getting herself into at that point. She was simply following what felt right. 9 years later, after hardcore grinding, she is back in her old stomping grounds on a #girlbuss tour inspiring aspiring fashionistas and entrepreneurs like myself.

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The Q&A session was by far the most interesting part of the event. The audience gained a little insight into the glamorous (and not so glamorous, even “sh*tty” at times) life of the Nasty Gal #Girlboss. What does she snack on while on tour in the humongous tour bus? Turkey, cheese sticks, Kombucha, Teas’ Tea, and hardboiled eggs with the “shell removed; they come like that, from Whole Foods.” she said.

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What’s next for Nasty Gal? What isn’t I think is the better question. The sky is NOT the limit for Sophia; she has another book coming out next year which will be titled #NastyGalaxy. It will not be solely fashion focused but rather be a compilation of eye candy for those moved by visually pleasing photos and art, as well as quotes and inspirational people. And no, Beyonce will not be in it but perhaps Noble Peace prize laureate Malala will. What else? A make up line, most definitely! Also, a podcast (#girlbossradio) is set to start around the 19th of this month!

An area she will not be venturing into, (fellas you can stop holding your breath) is menswear. A #NastyGuy line is not in the works at the NastyLab and nothing for the pooches & kiddos either.

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For those of you who are interested in joining the #NastyGal crew, Sophia shared some insight regarding what she is looking for in candidates. She likes people that are eager but “not TOO eager.” She appreciates curiosity and expects questions. She is disinterested in those who try to be perfect because she feels that rarely they are being themselves. She advises candidates to have a professional online/social media presence, if you have one at all, because she does look at them!

A great cover letter is a must and do not send her cupcakes in the mail because she is not going to eat them. “I might take a picture of it though,” she admitted.

What was the Vintage Queen wearing?

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“My mom said I looked like a yodeler,” Sophia said as she called out at her mom who was sitting in the front row. “It’s vintage Valentino!” she disclosed to the audience. Brit Morin, who was the moderator for the event, was rockin’ a piece from NastyGal’s collection and the pair of ladies looked stunning! (Thanks for letting me borrow your photo Brit )

Overall, I left the event inspired and ready to take on the world because when one hears that Sophia Amoruso’s biggest fear is “the future,” you realize that people who “make it,” (like her) are people just like you and me. So go get them #girlbosses, face your fears and live YOUR dream!

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