All posts by Elisabeth Thieriot

Maya Kini Jewelry Trunk Show

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm
At the Voila boutique 1431 Castro Street, San Francisco 94114

Maya Kini Jewelry is made by hand in San Francisco, California.
Her jewelry is sold and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Maya Kini studied sculpture in Florence, Italy and literature in the Pacific Northwest before she received a graduate degree in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She draws upon her love of research, her minimalist sensibility, and a sculptural approach to create bespoke jewelry and limited production pieces. Maya investigates materials and their capacities to perform both physically and poetically. She embraces the balances between perfection and imperfection, symmetry and asymmetry. Maya’s artisanship showcases her attention to detail and her belief that materials are not static – there is beauty to be found in the changing surfaces of objects as they are worn.

Maya often uses high-karat gold, steel, silver and raw, textured stones in her jewelry. An ardent supporter of Ethical Metalsmiths and their efforts to source both newly mined and recycled precious metals, she works with recycled gold and silver to create jewelry and to re-imagine heirlooms. Maya’s studio facilitates refining old jewelry through a sustainable process, and will apply metal recycling credit towards purchases of her bespoke or limited production pieces. For each custom piece, Maya also offers assistance to her clients in selecting certified recycled and conflict-free diamonds.

Maya is a scholarship and award recipient. Her creations appear in the following books: Cast (Schiffer Publishing, 2017); 500 Rings Showcase (Lark, 2012); 500 Enameled Objects (Lark, 2009); as well as, the Ferrous Exhibition Catalog (Crafthaus, 2013).

Since 2008 Maya’s jewelry has been exhibited at art shows and galleries in: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Baltimore, MD; Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Petaluma, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC; as well as, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

Learn More about Maya Kini Jewelry
web www.mayakini.com email maya@mayakini.com or call 415.407.0992

Introducing Active Ego! (Workout Gear for the Curvy and Fabulous)

Introducing Active Ego! A plus size athleisure wear brand that strives to empower and inspire women to always be confident and comfortable. After having her first child, founder of Active Ego Jennifer James, went into full gym mode to lose the baby weight, there she saw a void of quality active wear for plus-size women and decided to create cute and durable pieces for curvy women.

Sold at Neiman Marcus and Active Ego, SRP: $40+

Zedd, Deadmau5, Above & Beyond And Marshmello Top EDC Mexico 2018

Electric Daisy Carnivals Mexico edition has announced its 2018 line-up of almost 100 of EDM’s brightest stars including headlining big draw superstar DJ’s Zedd, Deadmau5, Above & Beyond, Tiësto and Marshmello. The festival one of Mexico’s biggest takes place over two days – February 24th & 25th and will be held at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

EDC Mexico now in its 5th year and presented by Dos Equis, will also feature Mexico hero Deorro, as well as Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis, Tiga and more. Tickets are on-sale now; see the entire line-up in the poster above.

For complete info and to buy tickets go to: mexico.electricdaisycarnival.com

Young & Sick “Dreams”

Today, Nick van Hofwegen, musician and visual artist known as Young & Sick, has debuted a funky fresh cover of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless 1977 classic “Dreams.”

An ethereal slow-burner turned stomping disco jam, the rework puts Young & Sick’s slick production chops and silk-smooth vocal on full display. The track is the 2nd taste of Nick’s forthcoming EP bundle / 7″ limited edition vinyl release via B3SCI Records. Pre-order the vinyl now here.

Released last month, “Ojai” was the first song to see a release from Young & Sick’s upcoming release and was the debut of a fresh musical chapter, sowing his recent travels through the American South with his European roots. The song itself was written in the small town of Ojai, California, about 1.5hrs outside of LA. Citing the process, Nick notes, “I was staying at a hotel there called The Rancho. I just had a few drinks and I was in the sun, and I just let a very apparent feeling hit myself, hit me. I got to make a song about taking too much on your plate and how that affects you and how you can have, like, a micro-meltdown because you’ve put too much on yourself.”

Born in southern Holland, Nick attempted the traditional route of art through design school. Its cookie-cutter leanings led him to drop out in his first year and, at 20, he quit his 9-5 at a car parts factory in rural Holland and moved to London where, by a crux of fate, comedian Andy Dick came across a piece of his art. Nick’s friend Mark had introduced them about a week prior. Suddenly, Nick had his first client. Shortly after, Mark’s own band—a then little-known outfit by the name of Foster the People—asked Nick to do the artwork for their debut album Torches in 2011.

Nick has gone on to designing for others including covers for Maroon 5’s Overexposed and Mikky Ekko’s “Kids,” as well as designing his own single/album artwork.
Foster The People TorchesMaroon 5 OverexposedMikky Ekko Kids

Since releasing a pair of 2013 7″ singles and a 2014 self-titled debut album, which collectively spawned tracks such as “House of Spirits,” “Heartache Fetish,” and “Glass,” Young & Sick has toured with Chance The Rapper, played festivals including Coachella, Austin City Limits, and SXSW and has pursued other music projects such as SHARER (with JD Samson of Le Tigre) and Mr. Sanka (with Mustafa and James). Nick also writes and produces with other artists including various music and art collaborations with The Velvet Teen who in fact contributed piano work to “Ojai.”

To celebrate the forthcoming 7″, Nick has also debuted a design partnership with footwear company Bucketfeet featuring three original designs aptly named after tracks on the upcoming release – check out the collaboration here. The partnership is a natural progression from past fashion collaborations with brands such as MeUndies and Rag & Bone.

Nick is also a proud member of the The Creative Alliance, a group of the top American ad agencies, creatives, and storytellers collaborating together to brand for social good. Obama even invited him to the White House for South by South Lawn.

The mind of Y&S operates much like a fine restaurant; all art comes from scratch and is made in-house, a skilled chef responsible for every ingredient from composition, performance, production and design. He hopes you came hungry.

Read FSHN’s exclusive interview with Young & Sick here

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Young & Sick

FSHN Magazine is proud to premiere the new song from musician and visual artist Young & Sick, a project by LA-based, Dutch artist Nick van Hofwegen. The song is a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic “Dreams,” a song taken from Young & Sick’s new EP, which will see a release early 2018. You may pre-order the 7" vinyl here.
“Dreams” follows last month’s release of track “Ojai,” a song written in the California town and deriving influence from Nick’s travels across small town United States.

We had the chance to sit down with Young & Sick to speak more about his work as a musician, the various emotions behind his craft, and how he hopes to connect with his listeners. See the interview below.

FSHN- What inspires you to write music?
NvH- Life is where I find the inspiration. I start with a relaxing bike ride, social experiences and then out of nowhere a creative moment arrives as if downloaded to me from an unknown place all at once. I feel it and I see it. This is what my music is, like a translation of what I see in front of me; during my most relaxed state of mind after spending time in nature hiking or biking.

FSHN- Was it always like this for you when designing and creating different forms of art?
NvH- Yes and No. I always felt it and saw it, but there was a time when I was not free to express it, as I am free to do it now. There were times I needed to please those that gave me a chance to begin my journey into being a musician. It was a necessary step to get to where I am now. I have no regrets and I took lessons from it, to appreciate my freedom of expression now, and my ability to choose how I express emotions in my art and music.

FSHN- What do you hope to bring into your fans’ lives though your music?
NvH- I want for everyone that listens to my music to hear that they have a friend and that they are never alone, and that life is beautiful by their making of it. I want them to feel peace, to be inspired as I am by life experiences that created this rich vision I am communicating through my music and other visual designs. I want them to know and believe that dreams are made to guide us in life and support us during that journey. They are the support for the dreams I strive to make reality every day. I want to make my listener see how we find ourselves in simple tasks such as bike riding or hiking. We are one with emotions that nature stimulates in us once we relax. When we relax we are at the peak of our performance as a person and as artist. I had a dream and I’m following this dream, and I hope that others can too if they follow it with passion and faith.

FSHN- From listening to the work of Young & Sick, I have been inspired by the belief in creating a life of our own design with power and strength from within.
Nick’s journey to become all he has hoped for and not giving into a fear of failure, but rather focusing on on taking small steps forward, is a truly wonderful story to embrace. I hope that others will choose this as their path to fulfill their own Dreams, even if life takes them temporarily to Ojai.

Jane’s Vanity Is Coming for You, San Francisco

The world’s finest intimate apparel boutique, Jane’s Vanity, is coming to San Francisco on November 3 to introduce its collection to the Bay Area for the first time!

With passing of Hugh Hefner who knew when exactly and how to live inside his home comfortably and sexually comes Jane’s Vanity trunk show offering the variety of choices in lingerie to enjoy in the privacy of our homes. Luxurious beautiful combinations of look like pajamas the true loungewear with sophisticated lace, embroidery and finishes on silks and velvets layered with sexy underwear for every woman to feel beautiful no matter the activity. Jane shows us the power of allure and sensuality in a most elegant way to live with every day.

Join us at The Battery to explore the collection and meet the founder, Jane Adams. She will be presenting a selection of the brand’s robes, slips, gowns, and loungewear, showcasing the range of beauty in the FW2017 collection at this private club. Attendance is by advance RSVP only, but you can book your space by emailing rsvp@crossmarketingpr.com.

The San Francisco Dungeon Hosts Holiday Blood Drive With American Red Cross On Friday, Dec. 8

THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON HOSTS HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8

SAN FRANCISCO (November 2017) – This holiday season, The San Francisco Dungeon and American Red Cross are teaming up once again for a “Bloodletting” donation drive. Participants are invited to give blood onsite at The San Francisco Dungeon Friday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive free admission to the underground attraction and a dose of terribly fun entertainment from The San Francisco Dungeon’s motley cast of notorious characters.

Blood donation is an ongoing and necessary effort that helps save thousands of lives each year. Bay Area residents looking to make a difference through blood donation can do so this December in a truly unique way. The American Red Cross is setting up a remote blood donation center in The San Francisco Dungeon’s special event space overlooking the scenic and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf. This special “Bloodletting” event offers participants an opportunity to sit back and give the gift of blood while enjoying a lovely view and the spooky antics from The San Francisco Dungeon’s mischievous residents. Each donor will also receive one complimentary pass to the interactive attraction.

To sign up for the “Bloodletting” donation event, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor name DUNGEON or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Participants are encouraged to streamline the donation process by going to redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete pre-donation materials and health history prior to the Dec. 8 event. The donation process generally takes one hour and fifteen minutes. Questions regarding donation eligibility can be directed to 1-866-236-3276.

For more information on the value of giving blood, visit redcrossblood.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
The San Francisco Dungeon – Second Floor
Friday, Dec. 8 from 12 to 6 p.m.
145 Jefferson St. San Francisco CA 94133
Metered street parking is available.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON
The San Francisco Dungeon is the first attraction of its kind in North America, bringing to life the stories of the old Bay Area with a full theatrical cast, special effects, gripping storytelling, 360-degree sets, an underground boat ride and the new drop ride, Escape Alcatraz. The San Francisco Dungeon is the ultimate live action journey through the Bay Area’s murky past where the audience is part of the show. Owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments, the attraction opens daily at 10 a.m., 365 days a year. The San Francisco Dungeon is fully-ADA accessible is and located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street next to Madame Tussauds San Francisco. Click here to download high-res photos and broll. Like on Facebook, watch on YouTube and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@TheSFDungeon).

Johnson Hartig of Libertine Appearance for Neiman Marcus San Francisco

Neiman Marcus San Francisco hosted a party for Johnson Hartig of Libertine at the Curran Theatre on Nov. 13th, 2017.

Notable Attendees: Johnson Hartig, Mayor Willie Brown, Alan Morrell (Neiman Marcus SF General Manager), Carole Shorenstein Hays, Stephanie Marver, Suzy Kellems Dominik

Photos courtesy of Alexandra Malek for Drew Altizer Photography.

Maison Margiela and Christy Turlington Burns Hosts Party for Every Mother Counts

Maison Margiela and Christy Turlington Burns Hosts Party for Every Mother Counts.

November 2, 2017

Notable Attendees: Christy Turlington Burns, Anne V. and Pam Baer.

Photos courtesy of Alexandra Malek for Drew Altizer Photography.

Valentino celebrates its Men’s Fall/Winter 2017-18 collection in San Francisco

A private cocktail hosted by Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy to celebrate the Valentino Men’s Fall/Winter 2017-28 collection at the brand’s San Francisco store.

A percentage of proceeds from the evening and through Tuesday, November 14 will benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6-8PM

Hosts Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy with guests including Aubrey Brewster, Christopher Daunt, Jessica and Mike Dodson, Stefanie Felser, Joel Goodrich, Claudia Mata Gladish and Zander Gladish, Rada Katz, Gene Martinez, Merriman Mathewson, Sonya Molodetskaya, Bahya Murad and Mark Calvano, Paul Parkinson, Ali and Matt Reeder, Amy Rogers, Mary Beth Shimmon, Jen Szeto, Harrison Watkins, Emily Wheeler and Myles Danielson, Brenda Zarate and more.

Photos courtesy of Claudine Gossett for Drew Altizer Photography

About Valentino
The house of Valentino is nested in the heart of Rome, the Eternal City, and expresses a point of view on the
contemporary world using history as a playground and the Atelier as a place that produces both beauty and thought.
The story began in 1959.
2016 marks a new beginning, under the Creative Direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli. A new set of values, that are both of
the moment and faithful to its heritage, are created: grace and delicacy, both as an attitude and as a silhouette; a
celebration of individuality; emotional beauty; the blending and merging of different languages.
Style is essential and impalpable.
The idea of contemporary humanism leads a creative quest that revolves around the personality of the wearer.
Vision, products, retail spaces share the same traits: from the one-of-a-kind Haute Couture creations to women’s and
men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, from eyewear to fragrances to the boutiques, Valentino is synonymous of
elegance, pureness, craftsmanship, uniqueness.