Chic Fashion Week in San Francisco

Fashion Show Producer Charleston Pierce outside McCoy's mansion

As part of San Francisco’s Chic Fashion Week, fashion-minded civil rights attorney Waukeen McCoy opened his home for an intimate and eclectic fashion presentation. Joining forces with the Bay Area’s acclaimed fashion show producer Charleston Pierce, the models used two stories of McCoy’s Victorian mansion in the Lower Haight to showcase fashions from four Bay Area designers. The event raised funds for Until There’s a Cure, a nonprofit organization that brings awareness about HIV and AIDS through sales of bracelets made by indigenous people in countries most affected by HIV.

Each designer added a distinctly different flavor to the party’s punch: Monique Zhang’s modern Chinoiserie ensembles, Picky Studio‘s brightly colored t-shirt dresses, Cocoa Jeans with bikini tops, slinky negligee by A La Folie Lingerie. The setting for the show required an accommodatingly unconventional approach — Pierce’s presentation had the men and women in pairs and groups as they walked down the Victorian’s staircases. They stopped in formation on each floor and then interacted as they moved through the crowd.  — Miko Heidi Laube for Red Carpet Bay Area

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Fashion Show Credits
Fashion Designers: Monique Zhang’s La bohème de l’Est with Leopard Gems by Steven Ableman, Picky Studios, Cocoa Jeans, LaToya Skinner, A La Folie Lingerie Fashion Show & Event Production, Producer and Choreographer: Charleston Pierce, Production Managers: Imani Lea Brown and Tony Imperial, Production Assistant: Leyina Chen, Backstage Managers: Leyina Chen, Shae Lynn and Leslie Wong,  Stylists: Jacqualine Li, Diana Cardenas and Adrian Martinez, Hair: Salon Blue of Santa Clara — James Griffiths, Sandra Moreno, Jacque Gonsalves, Christy Tran, Melonie Pavlick, Makeup Artists: Zuri Moore, Lia Sabelle, Nora Arechiga,  DJ: Celeste Lear, Models: Alfonso Godinez, Amanda Bach, Aubrey Rinehart, Bianca Gonzales, Bobby Parlor, Cameron Clark, Erika Alexandra, Imani Walton, Jacqueline Hamilton, Jared Brainer, Kelly Garcia, Kenneth Roebuck, Kristina Owyoung, Marimba Nolan, Michyl Collins, Priscilla Wagner, Tailin Le, Tina Caine, Skye Thompson, Summer Luckscheider, Valentine McCollister, Victoria Thomas

Video Credits
Executive Producer: Marybeth La Motte Writer & Producer: Jan Mabry Associate Producer: Cori Miller Director of Photography: Mark Hamburg Still Photography: Miko Heidi Laube Editor: Anton Wannenburg Makeup & Hair: MilVali Salon, San Francisco Intern: Marlisha Walton