Saturday, November 28, 2009

Party Masks for New Year's - Berkeley and San Francisco December 12-24

Halloween may be over but New Year's is just around the corner. Celebrate your New Year with a mask that will wow on-lookers and friends!

According to Wikipedia, traditional Venetian masks were usually worn "as a device for hiding the wearer's identity and social status. The mask would permit the wearer to act more freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of the society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was thus useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters."

Not only are MASKs party masks designed to make your evening a more magical and fun experience, they make terrific Christmas gifts for others, too! It's not just for wearing, it's also great to for starting collections.

See photo on the right for Steve Pogni's Thanksgiving mask, featuring a turkey (above the right eye). Custom masks designed upon request. Contact us to ask about prices.

MASK will be on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA the following dates:
  • Dec 12, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24
MASK will also be at 1 Market at Steurt in the Justin Herman Plaza by the Ferry Building in San Francisco the following dates:
  • Dec 9, 10, 16, 17
Wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Masks San Francisco Noe Valley Harvest Festival

While you are enjoying the day strolling Noe Valley and shopping Fall arts and crafts, why not pick up a fun Halloween MASK or party MASK?

Halloween is next week, do you have a costume, even for trick or treaters who come to your house? Remember that Halloween is on Saturday this year!

Steve Pogni will be on Noe Valley Street today in San Francisco for the Noe Valley Harvest Festival in full force for Halloween. Large selection of MASKs for kids, adults and even dogs!

Join in on the fun. See you there!

Halloween Masks San Francisco Exotic Erotic

Find the best selection of "sexy" Halloween MASKs and party MASKs today at the Exotic Erotic event at Cow Palace in San Francisco. The booth will be open on:

- Friday, October 23 from noon - 10pm
- Saturday, October 24 from 10am - 4pm and 8pm - 2am

Get your sexy on tonight at Perry Mann's 30th Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo!

(The MASK featured here has a lace veil that covers the face -- HOT!)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Telegraph Avenue Shoppers Find MASK Table - Next 2 Weeks

Shoppers on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley, California, can find a table of Halloween MASKS all set up and ready to win you over for the next two weeks, starting tomorrow!

Stop by to find a Halloween party MASK Monday through Friday, starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 17 through Friday, October 30 on the street with other vendors.

Looking for something cool to complete your Halloween costume? Kitty cat? Skeleton? Zorro? Mystery person? Italian god mask? You'll find a HUGE selection at our table. Tie-ons, hand held stick style, and more.

Prices for Halloween party MASKS start around $10 so you can't miss out!

Students beware! There may be some scary surprise in these MASKS. Stop by to find out!

Halloween Masks at Oktoberfest in Downtown Campbell This Weekend

Steve Pogni will be featuring his Italian party masks this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2009 in Campbell, California from 10am - 6pm. Event and parking is free.

Gear up for Halloween for the whole family by stopping by our MASK booth!

See details and reviews for the fair on Yelp or the Campbell Chamber of Commerce. Spaten Beer is the official Oktoberfest beer. German foods, including many types of Bratwurst, plus German potato salad and sauerkraut and red cabbage will get you into the Fall spirit.

This festival draws over 40,000 people so come early so you don't miss out on the best Halloween mask selection possible!

Events coming up:
  • Exotic Erotic on Treasure Island, San Francisco October 23-24
  • Noe Valley Street Fair October 24

Friday, October 9, 2009

MASK to Exhibit at FESTA ITALIANA - Sunday, October 11th

Come get in touch with your Italian roots (Firenze in Northern Italy in particular) by visiting the Festa Italiana this Sunday at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall located at 351 Maple Avenue in Santa Rosa, California from 11am to 5pm.

Steve Pogni will be featuring his famous Italian masks, just in time for Halloween so the selection is awesome! The Pogni family (Steve's Father, Dino Pogni) originated in Firenze (Florence), Italy.

Come enjoy an Italian meal (cannelloni for entree and a canoli pastry for dessert is Jessica's favorite!), a glass of Chianti wine, Italian music and a magical Italian MASK.

New designs to be featured, of course. Let us know if you have any questions. We can take special orders and special special MASK design requests for Halloween.

See you there!

Monday, October 5, 2009

MASK Booth Wins "Best in Show" at Castro Street Fair 2009

Congratulations to Steve Pogni and his Italian party MASKs for winning "Best in Show" at the Castro Street Fair 2009 in San Francisco yesterday!

Featured MASK at the street festival: A uniquely "side feathery" MASK never made or sold before! Photos coming as soon as Steve and his team can make some more for this coming weekend at the Italian Festival in Santa Rosa, California (they sold out before we could take a photo!).

Photos of the "Best in Show" placard also coming soon!

The Castro Street Fair took place on Castro at Market Street in San Francisco on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MASK To Feature Halloween Masks at Castro Street Fair - October 4

Steve Pogni will have his famous booth set up this Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, California from 11am - 5pm.

His featured masks? Halloween designs, of course!

Here's a sneak peek of his featured, unique Halloween masks, hand crafted by Steve himself.

Monday, September 28, 2009

MASK Booth A Hit At Fog Festival in Pacifica!

Steve Pogni had a beautiful sunny day in Pacifica (a small beach town south of San Francisco) to show off his masks -- and it was just in time for Halloween so his booth was packed all weekend!

People of all ages had so much fun trying them on -- every design from feathers to glitter to horns to beads and all sorts of imagination. Watch the video (also found on YouTube):

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Visit MASK At Pacifica Fog Fest This Weekend

MASK will have its Italian masks displayed at this weekend's Fog Fest in Pacifica, California from 10am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Look for Steve Pogni and his magnificent Venetian Italian style masks! MASKs run $10 and up. Photos coming soon!

See you there!

About Fog Fest: The Fog Festival kicks off Saturday at 10 am with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths and a variety of activities begin after the parade.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MASK Sparks Excitement on Sausalito Boat Party

As people arrived at the Sausalito dock for the private boat party for Aria Pogni's 13th birthday, they could choose from an array of Venetian Italian style masks to wear for the evening, provided by MASK.

Designs were selected to match the "Black and White Ball" theme -- and a special pink one to match the birthday girl's dress.

"These masks are so cool!," said one party goer. "I want to wear it for Halloween, too."

Did you know that MASK takes special orders? Call Steve if interested. Hurry -- Halloween is around the corner!

Steve Pogni and his MASKs will be at several Halloween fairs and festivals in the Bay Area, including Exotic Erotic Ball on Treasure Island.

Stay tuned for more locations where you can find his MASKs.

Friday, September 18, 2009

MASK Exhibiting at The 2009 Festa Coloniale Italiana Tomorrow

MASK will be exhibiting at The 2009 Festa Coloniale Italiana tomorrow, Saturday, September 19th at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club from 11am - 6pm.

Wait until you see the new designs! 

Join Steve Pogni and his creative Italian style masks at the Italian Festival with food and music.

Steve Pogni's Mask Booth in Alameda Sun

Thousands visited the West Alameda Business International Music, Food, Wine & Art Festival, called "Webster Street Jam", last weekend (September 12-13).

Of all the booths, the Alameda Sun could not help but notice one of the busiest booths, Steve Pogni's MASK, which featured hand-crafted Venetian Italian style masks!

The Alameda Sun included special tout in their recent newspaper for Steve Pogni's MASK booth, calling them "colorful and fun".

Stay tuned for details about where you can find Steve Pogni's MASK booth next in the San Francisco Bay Area. New mask designs are revealed at each show, designs for every preference!