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This Friday in San Francisco, private Exclusive Event: send email for invitation:

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Hemp In the Heartland was successful and soul fulfilling! See the wrap up here.


Annie Alley Trunk Sale was a huge success. Thank you to all who bought new InstaGlamTops from  us! Here’s a little video of the sweetness…


TINVID coverIf you have followed SwanketySwank on Facebook, you may be aware that I have been working on a book of cafe illustrations from recent travels. In fact, you may be tired of hearing about my joy for all that I loved about everywhere that I went. ha! So I’ve got more of that just for you. In fact, I will not let up in my relentless excitement for life and all that is delicious.

What I found from personal experimentation is that it feels good to be in a perpetual state of feeling good! Living from a position of frequently looking for reasons to feel appreciation is the key to thriving!

Tweet: The truth is, everything works out for me in this joy vibration. The truth is, everything works out for me in this joy vibration.

So I am presenting exactly that in my light and sassy book of the beautiful cafes I enjoyed in the free flowing Amsterdam and the exquisite Paris. (There are other locations, but that’s another collection.)

Cropped from the
Cropped from the “Bistro de Tour Eiffel” in Paris by Yabette Alfaro

I am excited to present it on Saturday, December 6th with a gallery of originals for sale at LaMovida Wine Bar in San Francisco. Join me for snacks and drinks from 3-5pm.

“The Coffee Company in Amsterdam” is sold, but 14 other originals will be available with gorgeous custom frames.
Work in Progress with pencils to ink!
Work in Progress with pencils to ink!

This will be a quality, 20 full color pages, hard back art book at roughly 11inches wide by 8 inches high. This will feature 12-15 watercolor and ink illustrations with a travel tale to go with them. Each one of the Limited Edition books will be personally signed and ready to charm your friends in your living room or to be wrapped under your Grandma’s Christmas Tree.

Be sure to get a signed copy of the first print, by pre-ordering it now here for $50. It will be available by December 12, 2014. Thank you and I hope to see you for the celebration in December!



Having just returned from two months away from San Francisco, on an epic “Healing and Inspiration Journey” involving six states and two European countries, I applied myself straight away towards inspired projects. Here is the first of several in my energetic creation vortex!

luscious promoThis “Luscious” art show is a curated group of paintings celebrating the magic, the juice, and the mojo of the fantastical, the natural, and the abstract.

“The Luscious Bum” oil at La Movida Wine Bar for Yabette Alfaro’s “Luscious” art show

Join me at La Movida Wine Bar & Community Kitchen on Sunday, November 22, 2014 from 3 to 6pm  for the Artist Reception. I look forward to catching up with friends, meeting new people, and sampling the delicious local food and drink in the great cultural gem that is San Francisco’s Mission District on a Sunday afternoon.

Living life to its delicious fullest, love as always, xxoo Yabette


Jubilieu webLook, Listen, Taste, Socialize, Attain an art piece to enliven your home environment. There are many options for fun and entertainment at this luscious venue!

Jubilieu: Abstracts, Portraits, and Stories created by Yabette Alfaro

Live Readings by professional voice over talent, activist, and lit artist judy-b.

The art will be on display from June 4th to July 2nd, 2014
A link to the recordings of a slice-of-life story read by Judy-b will be included at the wi-fi accessible gallery for your added entertainment pleasure.
This is a free event for all ages.
Wine and cheese will be provided at the event, and yet, Sweet Inspiration has no limit on delectable desserts. Please help support this divine venue as well.


Only those with noblest of heart, most tenacious of spirit, and absolutely powerful in imagination will find themselves immersed in the day dream landscape that is Jubilieu. This land of enchantment is bursting with boundless energy, rapturous love, charismatic characters, and sometimes… a few nefarious nightmares…

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The deliciousness of having an art show for the culmination of two years of oil painting at a place that features my favorite sumptuous treat is hard to surpass. I am pleased that my work is presented at Sweet Inspiration for this month of April and on view until May 15th, 2o14. Join me for the Artist Reception from 4-7 on Sunday, April 13 at 2239 Market St. in the Castro neighborhood of SF.

Healing Waters Promo

my favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- sweet and light!
Yabette favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- fresh and light!
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Spanish Dancer Nudibranch oil 20×16″

Whether you are on a journey of healing, or simply need to improve the feng shui of your space, consider buying an original signed piece. Each one comes with an Authenticity Record of the sale and blessings for your support. If you cannot make the reception, the art will be hanging and available for purchase through the month of April, 2014 or browse the online shop here.

xxoo Yabette
Swankety Swank maven, Yabette Alfaro, and Fearless Leader of Trickster Art SalonStephanie Mufson, have teamed up (again!) to bring you an artful experience with a Central Market San Francisco Pop-up Gallery.

Infinite Union Artist Reception 12.14.13
Infinite Union Artist Reception 12.14.13

What is our connection to the Earth, her seas, her oceans, her tribes, her history? Is she really just a rock floating through space? Three artists explore the cosmic connection with our planet and beyond. This Show combines their artistic works with the talents of Carina Alia Earl for Infinite Union: a three woman art show.

The gallery will be open from December 13-17 with daily hours: Friday- 4 to 7pm, Saturday- 2 to 10pm, Sunday thru Tuesday- 12 to 5pm.

The Artist Reception will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 66 6th Street off Market St. in San Francisco.

The gallery will host live painting throughout the week, Saturday Artist Reception and a Sunday Event, “Super-Powered: Tools for Life” presented by Storm Ricon and Chris Resciniti.

More information on this and all participating will be posted here.


Frollicle: Art, Fashion, Music and Performance of Hair Raising Proportions!

Join us for this House of Swankety Swank Extravaganza!
Saturday, September 25th, 2010 7pm $10 Admission

We’ll be exploring hair in all of its gorgeous life and creepy death.
Our guest artist, Nichola Kinch, who hails from Philadelphia will be showcasing her bizarre and fastidious art with hair. She collects her hair patties from the shower drain, which she finds endlessly fascinating, delicate and “like lace that my body manufactures in collaboration with gravity and the drain.” She also states that “It should be noted these sizable deposits tend to evoke repulsion in most everyone else who encounters them.” In true Swankety Swank style she turns what most would consider refuse into actual treasure with 14k gold leaf wall hanging and sculpture. See detail below.

We’ll also see gorgeous and curious works by:
Paz de la Calzada
Jeremy Novy
Stephanie Mufson
Gabrielle Rose
Kiriko Brindley

Of course, with a House of Swankety Swank Event, it does NOT end with the art on display. We’ll be working with the amazing hair artists at madusalon for hair fantasy spectacles on our live models dressed by our talented designers:
miranda caroligne
Darina Drapkin
Wayward Shifties

We are NOT stopping there either!
We’ll also have several gorgeous ladies performing their sultry saucy music!
Neo Folk Accordion Cabaret performer: Amber Lee (photo below)

Adorable Indie Folk Singer: Rachel Toups

This evening also includes the release of the latest Issue V of Swankety Swank love and retail revolution, SwankSpeak! The Voice From the House of Swankety Swank. Exploding with alternative exposure in art, Fashion, Literature and Happenings, this magazine is not called a “current cultural gem” for nothing.
Don’t miss this event and be sure to come in your best Stunning Strands Expressive Self!


Event Announcement: Earth Magic Product Launch

6pm to 9pm, Friday September 17th

Admission:  FREE to the public

Earth Magic

Nature + Nurture

by Ameena

Swankety Swank is proud to host the Earth Magic by Ameena launch. Please join us for a night of magic that includes samples, massage, music and other worldly pleasures.

Earth Magic is a line of all natural body care products that honor nature and nurture you with organic oils and wildcrafted herbs.

Bathe and refresh your body & psyche in bath salts, body oil, hair oil, lip balm and magical salves created with intention & ritual.

Earth Magic uses ingredients of the highest vibration and quality – certified organic carrier & essential oils and wildcrafted herbs that honor & support Mother Earth.

Launch Night Party at Swankety Swank will include:

Line launch – product samples, giveaway, chair massage by Alicia Cobb

Food and Entertainment: dessert, wine & music from The Juanting Martyrs

Divisadero Art Walk This Thursday!

Whole Store Sale! 20% off All non Clearance items!!

Thursday September 2nd from 5-9pm
Come over and get a Swank Portrait and print from Current Perth Art Show photographer and SwankSpeak! Creative Director, Eartha Goodwin.

Mary Van Note in Zunique coat. Portrait by Eartha Goodwin

Here’s a Sample of what you can find on sale at Swankety Swank…

Medium Reality shirts for men
Medium Reality shirts for men
Green Leaf Coffee Table by Yabette
Green Leaf Coffee Table by Yabette
Clothes, Art and Furniture!
Clothes, Art and Furniture!
Feathers and Flowers Hair Fascinators
Feathers and Flowers Hair Fascinators

See you Thursday!


PERTH: Something Hidden Revealed Through Portraiture

Come to the Artist Reception on Saturday August 28th, 2010 at 7pm.

Join us in welcoming Eartha back to town after her two month Midwest adventure ending in two week trek across the country!

Meet Emily Lounsbury, our latest SwankSpeak! Issue IV cover model and talented artist!

We’ll celebrate creative endeavors with this FREE event featuring the mellifluous sounds of  gypsy ladies, JouJou!

They’ll be followed by an Open Mic Night hosted by San Francisco’s funny girl, (and one of our favorite muses) Mary Van Note.

If you have a poem or prose to share, we want to hear it! Bring your guitar and sing us a little ditty. Play the washboard? Sit on our stage and strum it! Get on the list before it is filled and send an email to

Honoring Beauty Earth and Age as Always…


Event date:  Thursday August 19th

Swankety Swank is proud to represent with our Faerie Tale Fashion Show

as part of  the Out Far Bazaar at SUPPERCLUB SF

Swankety Swank’s Faerie Tale Fashion Show

Narrated by our own stunning style maven: STORM!

Starring the fashions of:

  • Darina Drapkin
  • DAS
  • gibbous
  • Wayward Shiftys
  • Wysterium Wear
  • Yabette Alfaro

More about the event:

art attack presents


a burning man clothing sale

Shop, dine, drink, play, dance

…bazaar features local fashion\costume designers

underground mutant gear by Lisa Goblin Gear

San Francisco’s most exiting new boutique Swankety Swank

faerie magick and and goblin love combine to bring you these unique fashions
Wysterium Wear

crocheted steel jewelry by alchemistry SF

fashions for the urban male by Daniel Stanley

personalized and unique buttons on the spot with Broken Seal

Here she comes with her playa safe feather headdress gear and more by HissyFIT! Fashions

tight ripped and ready to rock unisex designs by Wabella

Sexy, Shifty, designs by Wayward Shiftys

Lindsey Suminac

wearable art from salvaged textiles

mmmmmmmmmmm tighter tighter……corsets by Darina Drapkin

Furry fun playa love with

And there’s more:

……………watch as the two supperclub opera divas, Maki Noguchi and julia hathaway battle it out all night.

…………..drool over the fashion show of san francisco’s newest hottest boutique swankety swank.

…………..gawk at the spectacle of the hissy fit fashion show


……………then dance all night with dj Lord Kook freshly back from tour

COST:  $5

PROCEEDS:  Go directly to the artists


Does all this make you hungry??? Feast on supperclub’s 3 course dinner for only $35
***advanced dinner reservations must be made at or by calling


San Francisco Fashion Forward. March!

Join us in our shop and on our sunny sidewalk for the August Rendition of our ongoing monthly summer sidewalk sales!
Contact us if you are an artist who wishes to participate.
Check out past Trunk Sales on our blog!
San Francisco Fashion Forward. March!


This event will be catered with delicious snacks by Chef for Hire.
Admission to this event is limited and by RSVP only.  Please RSVP  on our Facebook page or by emailing
For more information about our featured artists DAS and Zunique, please visit our Artists page for a full profile.
The DAS and Zunique Designer Showcase was a huge success!  Shoppers delighted in cocktails and  hors’ devours while receiving personal attention from the designers and Swankety Swank staff.
Check out a few pictures from the event:
Deborah Sciales of DAS
Deborah, Storm, Kim and friend in front of Swankety Swank
Sheila Zuni of Zunique
Stars Collide at Swankety Swank
For Immediate Release
When: Saturday July 17th
Where:  Swankety Swank

On Saturday July 17th, 3 constellations of the San Francisco solar system will converge for a night of music, community, creativity, insight, and love.  San Francisco duo Heart of Orion will perform songs from their new CD, a beautiful collaboration between songstress Danielle Kerley and composer Ty Oz , at Swankety Swank.  The House of Swankety Swank’s tarot master STORM will be offering 3 card readings of his magical X-Men Tarot, for a special price during the event.

About Heart of Orion: Ty Oz is a classically trained composer and a degreed student of both world music and psychology. While Ty has devoted his life to composing and playing music, Danielle began her journey into music in 2006, when she found herself unable to ignore the song that was composing itself inside her mind in a church in Edinburgh.  A life-long cross-genre artist, she found a new and fulfilling expression in song writing, and has continued to write and sing in collaboration with Ty, creating melodic electronic music with political and social ideals inspiring their work.  There is another deep emotion at the heart of their music, and that is love.  What started as a professional collaboration developed into something more personal and tender, a lifelong partnership.  Music, love, creativity, the healing power of art and the importance of being part of a creative community unite this musical duo.  For the release of their first CD, they wanted a location that also embraces their ideals and values, and they found that in Swankety Swank.

Swankety Swank is an artist retail co-op that  represents over 20 local artists producing hand made items for your mind, body, spirit and home. Featuring art furniture, art shows, accessories and clothing from babies to Papas and Women sizes 2-24, Swankety Swank also believes in the healing power of art, and embraces the ideals of an inclusive community that celebrates beauty in all forms, shapes, and sizes.

Please join us on Saturday July 17th from 6-9pm for a magical night of celebration and enlightenment.  For a musical preview, check out their Myspace page.

STORM wears top hat by DAS with gibbous jacket, while Danielle looks lovely in pink dress by Zunique with skirt by Yabette; Ty dons a dapper waistcoat & ascot by DAS.
Photos and press release by Aurelie Sandrine, styling by Yabette Alfaro.

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