PIA, founded by Pia Øien Cohler, recently opened at 414 Jackson Street in San Francisco with a party attended by Dr. Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, Nicole Systrom, Alison Pincus, and other tech industry notables and leading tastemakers.
Although so many of our friends looked beautiful this year at the Opera Ball, we found that these 16 women brought a special something to the evening -- a unique color, a striking silhouette, a new designer, or a wonderful vintage treasure. The elegance of Marissa Mayer in Jason Wu, Mary Beth Shimmon in sultry caped chiffon designed by the late Bill Blass, or Stefanie Ejabat in a jubilant look created by Giambattista Valli, are just a few instances of why San Francisco's 91st Opera Ball was as dazzling off stage as on for those who love fashion.
Paula Carano and Troy Griepp were named to the top of Nob Hill Gazette's "Best Dressed List 2013." The annual reader's poll, now in its 10th year, has named Angelique Griepp (Mrs. Troy Griepp won in 2011), Vanessa Getty, Marissa Mayer, Lisa Grotts, Denise Hale, Pamela Joyner, Tatiana Sorokko, Clara Shayevich, Trevor Traina, Danielle Steel, Dede Wilsey, Patrick Barber, Zach Bogue, Alex Mehran and other familiar faces to its Best Dressed Hall of Fame list. This year's Runners Up were Charlot Malin, Deepa Pakianathan, Ken Fulk and Jeffrey Hayes. Read the Nob Hill Gazette online at http://www.nobhillgazette.com/wp/2013/07/best-dressed-07-13 / www.nobhillgazette.com to see more!
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis" with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Belstaff's Fall 2012 collection was recently shown at Neiman Marcus, with a porton of sales proceeds going to San Francisco Bay Humane Friends.
Now in its 8th year, the 2012 Mid-Winter Gala had the support of Chanel as Marquee Sponsor for the first time ever, and one could sense the elegant Chanel touch throughout the evening.