Friday, May 9, 2008

Buy Curious: Help Mom Throw Away the Mom-Jeans

Fri, May 9, 2008 at 5:04 PM

You gotta love moms: they wiped our butts, fed our screaming mouths, and still loved us even after we went through our freeloading phase. This weekend, show her what a useful, successful citizen you've become by giving her a little something, whether it's a pair of Viv & Ingrid earrings or a healthful, slow-cooked meal. And cause you need a little rewarding too, check out a fabulous fashion show and spring sale in W.C. Details after the jump.

Shop Talk


Chillin' Productions 10-Year Anniversary The event combining fashion, art, and music celebrates its tenth year on the scene with a major blowout event featuring sixty fashion designers, one hundred painters/photographers/sculptors, and forty filmmakers. Plus bring a shirt or booty-shorts to get screenprinted live by "San Franpsycho." Music guests include Dirtyhertz, Taj, Laron, DJ Shon, Russell Vargas, and more.
When: Saturday, May 10, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street, SF). Must be 21+ ID
Cover: $7 at the door

Make Mom an "Urban Darling"
South Bay-based Urban Darling (aka Corinne Phipps) wants to help your mom throw away her mom jeans (you know, that pleated, above the belly-button style), and all those other ill-fitting clothes that so many moms succumb to. (Personally, I fear the running shoes paired with khaki capris and a sweater set … dear god, no….) Just in time for Mother's Day, she has launched the "Urban Mommy Overhaul", to help moms clean out their closets and re-outfit their "post-baby bodies." Promising that she's "accessible, affordable, green-minded, and mommy-trained" (is that similar to potty-trained?), Phipps says "moms have left with tears in their eyes." Hugs also work.

Mother's Day Sale
Hush wants to outfit your mom in Alexander Wang, Rag& Bone, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Stop by this weekend and get 40 percent off the entire store (including sale merchandise). No brood proof required.
When: Now through Sunday, May 11
Where: Hush, 1354 N. Main St., Walnut Creek

New Viv & Ingrid Collection
While you're in the Creek, head over to shoe and accessories boutique Deliciouz for the latest designs from the popular Berkeley-based designer.
Where: 1506 North Main St., Walnut Creek Got a tip for Buy Curious? Store opening? Sale? Send it to buycurious [at] eastbayexpress [dot] com

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