Opel 7 Year Anniversary :: Part 2

Friday, May 1st @ Mezzanine w/ the Stanton Warriors & Fashion Show

Friday – May 1st – :: Opel 7 Year Celebration, part 2 (!)

In the second part of our 7 year celebration, we welcome one of the biggest names in break beat on the world stage – the Stanton Warriors. Always bringing a high energy live set of jack hip hop funk infused breaks, the boyz never disappoint. We’re psyched to bring this night to you at Mezzanine (444 Jessie St. @ 6th), with their super sick 4 corner Funktion 1 sound system, + the annual super funky fashion and performance show at 11:30pm, featuring local designers such as Miss Velvet Cream, Little Red Sparrow, Invisible Hero Industries, Estar, Dandelions & Dean, Kayo, Vindyco, Josie Adele, mElla Mental See below for profiles.

** Plenty of tix available at the door: $20 before 11:00pm, $25 after **

The party: Opel was born in part from a desire to be gatherings infused with consciousness, in which the party is a vehicle to build community, plant seeds of hope and social change, and nudge us to look inward to grow and challenge our own pain and fear that prevents us from fully living. We’re still at it, and we’re having a fine time doing it. We know it sounds a little weird. That’s Ok, it is.

Special Guest Headliners:
The Stanton Warriors (stantonwarriors.com, UK). The Stanton Warriors have succeeded in not only bucking musical definition but have picked it up by the collar and kicked it’s ass out of the music world. With their eclectic past and drawing on some traditional sounds of underground house, breaks, hip hop, electro and funk, they’ve mixed up the old and the new and come out with something bigger than the sum of its parts, namely the Stanton sound! Not many can claim to have defined a sound but Mark Yardley and Dominic B should definitely be there if there’s ever a ruck on the subject. The Stanton Warriors have carefully honed a distinct sound that carves up dance floors through 4 corners of the world sounding fresh and bringing something new to the party.

Download a special set from the Stanton Warriors for a sample of what’s to come HERE

The Fashion Show: Produced by Nika Tang, featuring…
mElla Mental is a Designer, Costumier, and Artist proudly residing in San Francisco. Established in 2002, Ella Mental has been creating decadence for both men and women. For the Opel 7 Year Anniversary Celebration, she is showcasing her experimental and one-of-a-kind cowboy hats and fedoras.
Yee-Haw: FeAtHeReD cOwBoY HaTs…unisex cowboy hats! Hot, sexy, and blingin’. Makes ya wanna kick up sum dust and say, "Howdy Pardner".
Cap ‘n Feather: FeDoRaS.
…for style gangsters! The slickest of all hats. Traditionally a man’s hat, these slick brimmed beauts look fab on gals too. Wearing one will make you have the confidence that could only come with robbin’ a bank…or someone’s heart.

Little Red Sparrow Nika Tang is a local San Francisco designer whose main focus is based on creating interesting and custome-made couture. Each design is unique and plays with the texture of the fabric and the cut of the material. Little Red Sparrow is a casual line under Nika’s broad design wing where a much more urban style of clothing comes about. Adornments, prints, ruffles, drape, and color are the recognizable factors for this particular line.
Nika also carries bridal and men’s wear. A new line of accessories is in the works and a collaboration with WallTherapy provides customers with all kinds of wall decal in a variety of colors and shapes.www.nikatang.com.

Dandelions & Dean combines intricate cuts, playful details, and bold use of custom color to create its signature classic yet moody pieces.With a collaborative spirit, each collection is inspired by or produced in collaboration with a jewelry or accessories artist. The jewelry and metal work for the current collection was created by Orion Fredericks, whose work can be seen here www.orionfredericks.net & www.ladelledean.com

Vindyco is for the fashion forward, glamourous, fun and flirty girl.

miss velvet cream : for tomorrow’s urban nomads: miss velvet cream is the neo-archiac, styles that combine structure and silhouette from the past with modern forms, fabrics, and exceptional craftsmanship. Rather than costuming, or period reproductions, miss velvet cream clothing is distinctly modern, yet timeless, with a fantastical quality to every piece. miss velvet cream creates one-of-a-kind items, by hand in the SOMA atelier in San Francisco. Inspired by the visions of the past and the experience of the present, into the world of the future, is a commitment to quality, construction and workmanship. Sustainable, luxury and ethically-manufactured fabrics are combined with recycled and reconstructed vintage pieces, handwork, customizations, and utilizing unique clasps, buttons, lace and trims, each piece is a work of wearable art, each one as unique as the wearer.
The designer and artist, Scatha G. Allison has established herself as an San Francisco designer creating one-of-a-kind custom items, and specializing in couture techniques and salvage reconstruction. Scatha is the author of "Jean Therapy", the original guide to denim reconstruction. She has over 1000 one-of-a-kind pieces completed by hand since 2003, as well as a long resume of shows and events in collaboration with performers, artists and other designers. More at www.missvelvetcream.com & www.jean-therapy.net

Estar is for the star you ARE! Shine bright in any circumstance with an Estar original. Each hat is lovingly hand made by Esther Allison-Kearns. Her seventh street studio is a den of fabric, buttons, glue, sequins, beads, and yarn just waiting to be transformed into a new creation. Magnificent new pieces will be coming down the runway in this collaboration with Miss Velvet Cream. Estar’s work is available at Swankety-Swank: 289 Divisadero St. (at Haight St.), on Etsy.com, and by appointment (email her at estarhats@gmail.com).
Photo of miss be clothing by Sequoia Emanuelle, hat by estar.
Photo from Second Skin by Warren Difranco-Hsu. Clothing by Miss Velvet Cream.
Photo of Kalimoon at Metamorphica at Bus Stop Gallery by Faern. Clothing by Miss Velvet Cream. Background installation by decoygal.

Kayo, a young budding fashion designer infuses the world of Japanese
tradition into her own line of street wear.
Born and raised in Japan, Kayo was inspired by the bold and
stylistic look of anime costumes and computer games.
After having numerous fashion shows in San Francisco and New York,
Kayo came to represent a new wave of street fashion based on the
aesthetic of Asian culture.
Her latest collection " robotic Geisha" involves Japanese tradition
and newness.
Her special one of the kind clothing is available in San Francisco and
New York City.
Ceiba Record 1364 Haight street, SF 415-437-9598, Pandora’s Trunk 544
Haight st, btw Fillmore/Steiner, Miranda Caroligne 485 14th St @
Guerrero, Edge New York 65 Bleeker street,
NY, 212-358-0255,Ai Ai Gasa 274 5th ave Brooklyn, NY, 718-369-GASA

Fluiddance Every original jewelry design emulates the unique rhythm and movement we strive to achieve as individuals while bringing out the essence of our inner spirit and song.
www.fluidance.com & www.globalvervedesigns.com

Invisible Hero Industries Specializing in super cute, unique party dresses and pleasure wear for the lovely ladies. Mens social wear.. for the always dauper city man… and rare retro an vintage finds for the eccentric and eclectic. All clothing is made from: 100% recycled materials using clean recycled and vintage fabrics, or reconstructed pieces enjoying their second life!

THE ART FORM by Dmitri & Devora is a growing collection of fine art apparel made from modern micro fabrics and offered in universal styles which are in fashion for centuries and are classics.

A movement is accomplished in 6 stages, and the 7th brings return.

From the iChing, but more importantly, Pink Floyd’s ‘Chapter 24’, off Piper at the Gates of Dawn