S.F. Fashion: Body-Painting, Live Art, Vintage Clothes, Pizza -- It's La Femme Fatale

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Kate Conger
​Thursday night I checked out La Femme Fatale, a monthly all-female fashion and art event at the tucked-away John Colins, slightly SoMa. The evening featured body-painting by Gina Bernardino, live art from the art collective Black Diamond Shining, and a fashion show from Urban Vintage.

The event is still a little rough around the edges (and by rough I mean gooey, with topless body-paint models running around while eating pizza), but it has an easy, interactive vibe that will no doubt continue to draw a crowd and lend up-and-coming female artists some exposure.

Women (below) from the Oakland-based Black Diamond Shining collaborated on this painting in one corner while Bernardino painted her live models in the other. The work was based on a photo from National Geographic.

Kate Conger
​Click through to view a few more snippets that illustrate the evening's style, art, one surprisingly familiar face, and yes, the painted ladies.

Kate Conger
​Gina Bernardino airbrushed and then hand-painted her models, while her sister staffed a table stocked with the ubiquitous feather jewelry everyone seems to be crafting these days. However, her work stood out. She had decked out several pairs of shoes with plumes, and she mixed up the feather-earring formula by adding segments of chain.

Kate Conger

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