San Diego’s Passion for Fashion: THREAD

New York, Los Angeles and…San Diego? Yup, you can add America’s Finest City to the list of top fashion destinations thanks to THREAD. The multi-city shopping event promoting emerging designers and artists comes to San Diego this Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Horton Event Space in Horton Plaza shopping center. Those who know me know that I have been known to lose all sense of budgetary wisdom when it comes to fashion, so I can’t wait to stock up on clothing and accessories from our many talented local designers that will be showcasing their wares. And the best part is that in addition to the lively party atmosphere that makes the event so fun, the designers participating will be offering below retail pricing.

So much more than just a fashion trunk show, THREAD includes a slew of activities to keep you entertained all afternoon, including live music, a pop-up local art gallery, the Style Lounge, manicure and pedicure station, a photo booth, live screen printing stations, a special “man cave” for the guys and so much more. Plus, designers will be offering a variety of giveaways all day long.

Interested in attending THREAD? We’re giving away 3 sets of tickets for you and a guest to enjoy the celebration of all things fabulous this Sunday. Just leave a comment on this post before 10:00 am on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to be entered to win, and we’ll select three winners at random to receive THREAD tickets for you and a guest. See you at the show!


Mini Thread Show and Escada Spring 2011 Fashion Show

When it comes to fashion, San Diego is known mainly for a relaxed sort of coolness factor. The looks vary from sporty-chic to downtown-diva to boho-chic to urban vibe depending on the activity you choose. We feature many unique shopping opportunities right here in our own backyard. With the THREAD Show, heading our way on Sunday, April 3, at Horton Plaza from noon – 6:00 pm, San Diego will once again be showcasing 100 of the best independent designers alongside music, art, food and a fashion show.

In March, I had the opportunity to attend a similar event sponsored by NBC at the W Hotel.  The evening featured a mini THREAD Show with participating local artisans for fashion and art. San Diego is known to be eco-savvy and many of the jewelry and clothing designs are from recycled products like upcycled record vinyl for jewelry and vintage fashions that have been re-designed  for an updated current look of today.

Chilli Designs

Double Happiness Jewelry


Hunt and Gather Shop

Recently I also enjoyed the Escada Spring 2011 Fashion Show held at Neiman Marcus showcasing  some great looks for the women of San Diego.  The Spring trend for San Diego is lots of color, white, and lightweight fabrics.  For our casual vibe the trend is floaty maxi dresses and long skirts to create that elegant BoHo-Chic look.  The business look featured more lightweight structured skirts with feminine blouses and straight cut pants with lots of jackets.  Shoes ranged from elegant sandals to fierce heels.  The choice is yours but your shoes need to make a statement!