Dress For The Journey.....................

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Edwardian Ball 2011

Salome's Suitcase is pleased as punch to announce that we will be vending at the 11th Annual Edwardian Ball in San Francisco!
Not only will we be there selling our fabulous wares on both evenings of the ball, but Saturday the 22nd will be a free admission shopping day!!!!! That's right, you can walk right in and shop without having to attend the ball. I'm sure you will find something unique to wear that evening because after you see how wonderful the vendors' area is, you will have to attend the ball. Its wonderful and fun, and unique and you won't want to miss getting dressed up and spinning around the dance floor!

Minerva's Antennae will be there! 
Fool Proof Studio!
Katherine Summer!
See you there!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Here Come the Dark Days...

Come see the decadence we have in store for you at ShadowDance!

We will feed your hungry hearts and present to you our Lost Souls.

 We will be showing off a whole range of dark beauty during our fashion show at this event and will also be vending, so if you like what you see, ask at our booth!

Here is more info on the event itself:

ShadowDance is...

Doors 8p.m.

at the
Oakland Metro Opera House
630 - 3rd Street
Oakland, California


$25 in advance
$30 at the door
$35 VIP
Tickets can be purchased at: http://shadowdance2010.eventbrite.com/

Our concept,
our framework
our theme,
if you will,

Salome's Suitcase, Black Lotus Clothing, Tombo Studios, EyeScream Jewelry, and Predslava...these are some of the most talented artists around and their wares are impeccable and quality driven

Cirkus of Eternal Knight
Deshret Dance Company
DJ Decay
DJ Melting Girl
Eerie De Scent
Folly's Fables
Crystal Silmi
Diva and the Dancer
Jodi Waseca
Suhaila Salimpour Dance Company
Natalie Nayun
Jill Parker
Electric Vardo - with special guests Emily Alrick, FatChanceBellyDance and Kamille

Let your little goth person out this night.  We know you all have one.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

We will be vending in San Francisco at the Indie Bazaar
Brief Space at the Metreon
2nd floor
Saturday October 23rd
12 - 5 pm

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tribal Fest Afterparty Fashion Show Pics - What A Beautiful Collection!

Its almost time to start thinking about the next Tribal Fest Afterparty Fashion Show for 2011, but until then, here are some photos taken by Sequoia Emmanuelle of some of our models in their finery worn during the last one. If you have questions regarding anything you see in these photos, please email us at: salomes.suitcase@gmail.com
Katherine Summer
Foolproof Studio
HiBeam Bindis
Medina Maitreya
Minerva's Antennae
Rose Harden

Giselle Sibyl
Steven Eggers
Sherri Wheatley
Kristine Adams
Rose Harden
Sandi Ball
Kami Liddle
Zoe Jakes
Wendy Golden
The Ladies of TribalTique

Monday, September 13, 2010


Just admit it.  You're like a magpie and you can't help but stop at each and every booth at the antique fair or shopping area that has jewelry, sequins, beads, rhinestones, metal bits - aka: shiny things.  It's okay!  Your secret is safe with me.  And, you know, I can help you out with that addiction.  I'm Sandi and I am the maker of HiBeam Bindis.  What are bindis, you ask?  Well, I'm sure you can find endless explanations on the subject, but in the world of bellydance, it is the essential facial bling that we find helps express ourselves onstage.

My process is long and tedious, but I love going into the microscopic world of light.  I love feeling like I'm helping someone express their true selves.  The bindi is in a way a crown for the face.  An embellishment that adds class, character and calls attention to the beauty of the wearer.

Though I consider these jewels perfect for stage, I believe they should be worn whenever you want to feel beautiful - at parties, weddings, dinner dates, nights at the theater, trips to the grocery store...  Pretty much anytime you want.  This is why I make a whole range of sizes, shapes and styles.  Many dancers like the big statement pieces, but I also enjoy the subtlety of the little sparkles.  There's something for everyone!

Send me an email sometime!  hibeambindis@yahoo.com

All bindis pictured are not for sale.  These are bindis past and won't be duplicated.  All are one-of-a-kind.

See you at the next show!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scouting.........for a photo shoot location

Some members of Salome's Suitcase have been meeting up in Crockett, California these days...........because quite a few of us live here now or live nearby. Its a very cool little town about 15 minutes  from Berkeley - or the bay bridge.  Nothing much goes on during the week, which is a great plus if you are a designer needing not so much distraction from your work! Despite some of our pleas, the rest of the collective are happy to live in San Francsico or thereabouts. Fine. Be that way...........

But for those who can meet up for stitchin and bitchin, Port Costa, the little town next door that time forgot, is a great way to meet up and have a drink and it has the best stale popcorn ever!

When we last went to the Port Costa Warehouse for a bit of inspiration, Katherine Summer asked the barkeep for the keys to the Burlington Hotel across the street. Some of us have been wanting to do a photo shoot there for some time. It is purported to be haunted and to be an old brothel. The names of the girls on the doors give it away......

We let ourselves in and started snooping around. Tacky carpet aside, we see the potential.  Its a pretty great location. I mean, look at that wallpaper.Yeah.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3

Silent Sirens was hot!  So was Serena Toxicat, who purchased a steampunk aubergine vest from me and a luscious birds nest collar from Black Lotus!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Salome's Suitcase To Host The SF Mecca Immersion Boutique Bazaar!

Its that time of year again - this is turning into one amazing event not to be missed!

Salome's Suitcase will be vending at the  SF Mecca Review Saturday night - August 7th - so come find us!!!!! And if you cant make it to the review, you can find us at the SF Mecca Bazaar!

The Mecca Vending Bazaar will be hosted by Salome's Suitcase this year at Minerva's Antenna's Studio! Come visit all the vendors and shop in Minerva's fabulous studio! Many vendors! Lots of amazing stuff! Come shopping for your Burning Man Couture!

SF Mecca Boutique Bazaar
Sunday, August 8th
Minerva's Antennae
2886 16th st. Suite B
San Francisco, Ca. 94103
Cross street: South Van Ness

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Beats Antique/ Tribal Fest Weekend

Tribal Fest is over and life is back to normal for all of us - whatever that means.

Many of us didn't vend at Tribal Fest itself this year, but preferred to vend at the Beats Antique Show that Thursday night, at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, and then for two nights at the Tribal Fest Afterparty - same venue - hosted by DJ Amar.

Friday night was our first fashion show as a collective and it went off without a hitch. We did a lot of planning, organizing, model wrangling, crazed construction and sewing beforehand - and despite our hectic schedules (Rose went and got married the weekend before!) we pulled together an amazing show. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work. Thank you to Amar. Thanks to the Hopmonk Tavern (and their lovely meals!). And thank you so much to our beautiful models who had to stand half naked in the cold before they went on...........photos coming soon!

We always pull a great little space together wherever we go. Each of us brings our unique tastes, flair, and expertise to the table - literally - to produce ambiance and a unique shopping experience several grades up from your average festival vending. We are genuinely happy to see you again, meet you firsthand, and show you what we do!

But at night - with Lee's vintage lamps, and everyones' mirrors, props and merchandise, the booth pops! Its such a pretty place to come and hang out at. We actually like being there and it doesn't feel like work. Well, after we've set up that is...........please support your vendors - all of them (not just us!!!)  at least say hi - because we all travel to get there - to get to YOU - and the overhead can be mighty steep to say the least! Its actually very hard work schlepping, setting up, taking down, packing, unpacking, and repacking,  but we do get to have a lot of fun! "Work" does have its perks! We all hung out at Tribal Fest during the day, some of us worked, performed, some shmoozed, some of us even took a much needed little road trip through the woods and to the sea!

For shopping / vending / interviewing/ order inquiries, contact us at salomes.suitcase@gmail.com
Or go to the right and click on our names. This should take you where you want to go!