Monday, April 18, 2011

Events: Bill Cunningham and a Bike Ride

I have a confession - I'm totally a faker. I'm not a very fashion savvy person. I'm getting there, but really I just learned who Diane Von Furstenberg is and I don't have a subscription to Vogue. Sometimes my ignorance catches me off guard, like Friday when local blogger and fashion-cutie Skylar Mundy asked me, "What are you wearing to Bill Cunningham?"
Deer in the headlights - I froze. How had I not heard about this event, let alone this artists? My fellow fashion bloggers patiently filled me in.
Here are the details, I'm pretty excited and still don't know what I'm wearing.

Opens the Crest Friday, April 22nd
Opening Night to Benefit Verge Center for the Arts

The Crest Theatre is proud to announce the exclusive engagement of Bill Cunningham New York starting on Friday, April 22 through Thursday, April 28. This is the latest film in the Verge Center for the Arts quarterly screening at the Crest.

Opening night, which benefits the Verge Center for the Arts, begins with a Trunk Show in the Crest Theatre lobby featuring local boutiques and designers including Bows and Arrows, Modaspia,Crimson & Clover, Thunderhorse, and Babyfloss, while DJ Hailey provides ambience in the main house followed by the premiere screening of BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK and a post screening panel discussion with fashion bloggers Bella Q (Sac Street Style), Lorena Beightler (Sac Cycle Chic) and Kari Shipman (Juniper James).

About the film-
"'We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirĂ©es for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming

The Trunk Show begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Crest Theatre lobby. The film begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Crest’s main theatre followed immediately by the panel discussion. Tickets are $15 general, $12 for seniors and students. Advance tickets go on sale Friday April 1 at the Crest Theatre Box Office, Phono Select and

If fashion isn't your thing Practical Cycle is having a Ride for the Earth that same day, starting at their Old Town location.

The details: The ride begins at Practical Cycle in Old Sacramento. Riders are encouraged to bring their own bikes, but FREE rentals will be available by reservation only. We will ride leisurely for about a mile along the Sacramento River to its Confluence with the American River in Discovery Park and back to Practical Cycle. Afterward, we will enjoy Rainforest Alliance certified decaf from Chocolate Fish Coffee, followed by some easy post-ride stretches with Michelle from It's All Yoga.

Where: Practical Cycle- 114 J Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814

When: Earth Day- Friday April 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM


NikkNaks said...

See you Friday for the show!

Anonymous said...

You may not know that much about High Fashion but that it not real and those clothes are not designed with real women in mind. Your sense of fashion is REAL, and it takes more imagination and ingenuity than anyone on 5th avenue has. I would like to see someone like Sarah Jessica Parker, try and be a fashion icon on your budget and on a bike. She does not even compare to you in every way. The paparazzi is taking pictures of the wrong girl.


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