This year’s Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash, held on April 7 in Fort Mason‘s Herbst Pavilion with General Motors (GM), was spectacular. This trunk show sample sale boasted more than just a gorgeous array of vendor products; it also offered the latest in fashion at steals, VIP drives, goody bags, cocktails, and complimentary spa services.
Both Aknot and Belina displayed some of their exquisite jewelry from the trunks of two GM vehicles. I was mesmerized by the colors and designs of the jewelry at both trunks, but even more impressed by what I saw at these designers’ booths. The handcrafted jewelry of Aknot owner, Anat Reichenberg, looked like works of art. Belina‘s accessories, like their leather rose coin purses, were fashionable, sophisticated and fun. Belina wasn’t the only designer showcasing clutches and handbags, though. Designer Holly Scott displayed lovely signature leather clutches and totes.
After getting over my purse fever, I strolled down the line to see some beautiful dresses at great prices, a company that offered eyelash extensions, and a large area with more scarves and shawls than I had ever seen in one space prior to this event. I was simply in awe at the variety of scarves– there was even one with ruffles and buttons that looked like a blouse.
I skipped the drinks since I was with my baby, and made my way over to the complimentary spa services section of the event to see what goodies were available. La Petite Rose Spa revitalized my dry and cracked mommy hands with their polish and paraffin treatment. Then I ventured to the San Francisco Stript Wax Bar, where they offered complimentary eyebrow waxing. These waxing wizards did an amazing job cleaning up and shaping my brows, for which I am extremely grateful. Next, I was asked if I wanted to try a massage at the Bodyworks table. I of course said yes, and was very interested in what the massage therapist had to say about blood flow and muscle pain. Unfortunately, once the work was done, a woman from the table told me that I was being charged $15. I was pretty upset about this charge since they hadn’t said anything to me before and this table was next to all the other complimentary services, but now I’ve learned to always ask if the service is free before they start.
By the time I was finished at the Bodyworks table, my friend had arrived. I was going to stop by the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology tables, where about five or so students were creating fashionista models from event-goers by adding a little complimentary hair and makeup, but the line had gotten extremely long and we wanted to check out the cars.
So, we made our way to the Sassy Chevy Lounge and watched people take fun red carpet photos while we waited for our turn to go on a test-drive. Around 245 people either test-drove or were chauffeured in the Chevrolet Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Equinox, Traverse, or Buick Regal Turbo. The drive took everyone from the Herbst Pavilion to the Beach Cafe at Crissy Field, where we were given complimentary dinner packs complete with Dirty Chips, a choice of one of four delicious wraps, and a ‘green’ bottle of water to refuel for the rest of the night.
The Sassy Chevy Lounge staff were extremely helpful and patient. They helped me put my car seat in the Volt so that baby could also experience the new electric vehicle with her mommy. Plus, I got to drive the Volt to the Beach Cafe, then be chauffeured on the way back to the event so I could check out the car as a driver, passenger and mom.
That test-drive is a whole separate article in itself – the car is great. When we returned from our test-drive with our dinner bags, we were offered our choice of a Kara’s Cupcakes treat (yum!), and given a Chevrolet purse holder (extremely handy when there’s a table available but nowhere for your purse to go). This is GM‘s second year teaming with Sassy City Chicks for this bash, and I hope they continue this partnership, because they really made everyone feel like a VIP.
If you went to the bash this year, you can find your red carpet photo here, or watch GM’s post-bash video. Didn’t make it? You can always attend next year. Remember to look for our pre-event article to let you know when the bash is coming next time, and prepare by watching the Sassy City Chicks Sample Sale Survival Guide Videos.