Celebrity stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney attends the recent opening party for the new Betty Lin boutique in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, and shares her impressions from the festive event.
Valentino’s brand ambassador Carlos Souza recently flew in to San Francisco for an elegant luncheon in honor of CPMC Hospital’s Trustees, hosted by Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Jacqueline Sacks and Allison Speer.
Stella McCartney was recently the guest of honor for a chic garden party luncheon at Neiman Marcus, San Francisco. Stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney gives us a glimpse.
Aubrey Brewster hosts a Halloween party with his friend Sonya Molodetskaya in this latest installment of Aubrey About Town.
The Arts of Fashion Foundation is presenting a 2-day symposium in San Francisco which will end with a student fashion show and awards ceremony presided over by Manish Arora.
It was in her 1984 autobiography that Diana Vreeland wrote that “Scent, although you can’t see it, is as important to a well-turned-out woman as her makeup, her nail varnish, her pearls…”
Supporters of “Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo,” recently celebrated the organization’s upcoming gala with a chic cocktail party at the Jimmy Choo boutique in San Francisco.
Christian Louboutin recently celebrated the opening of the brand’s beautiful new boutique at 29 Maiden Lane in San Francisco, with host Sloan Barnett. Barnett was joined by guests such as Jacqueline Sacks, Heather Ive, Juliet de Baubigny, Katie Traina, Carol Bonnie, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Mary Beth Shimmon, Jessica Moment, Sobia Shaikh, Barbara Brown, Jenna Hunt, Gail Glasser, Sonya Molodetskaya, Emily Holt, Nina Stanford, and others eager to celebrate San Francisco’s entree to Louboutin World.
The San Francisco Opera Guild recently hosted the opening night of the Opera’s 92nd Season with the theme of “Passione,” co-chaired by Teresa Medearis and Cynthia Schreuder, with honorary chairs Cynthia Fry Gunn and Dede Wilsey, with Opera Guild president Karen Kubin.
San Francisco Symphony’s 103rd opening night gala for 2014 was a special tribute to musical director Michael Tilson Thomas, celebrating his 20th anniversary this year.
Before flying to New York for the big Fashion Week debut at Barney’s of her new book, “365 Style,” Nicky Hilton recently visited San Francisco, where friends and fans got a special peak at it the very day it was released by her publishers.
Carolina Herrera and Elle’s Joe Zee, with California Pacific Medical Center trustees Sloan Barnett, Carol Bonnie, and Carolyn Chang, M.D., recently celebrated the opening of CH Carolina Herrera’s new San Francisco store in benefit of CPMC. Olivia Palermo, Marissa Mayer and Denise Hale wee among the guests.
For a special showing of the 2015 Cruise collection, Dior recently treated a select group of clients from San Francisco to a special day of all things Dior in New York.
Dressed for the occasion in pieces from the Spring 2014 collection, San Francisco’s Mary Beth Shimmon, Komal Shah, Sonya Molodetskaya, Angel Susinto, Agnes Susinto, Brenda Zarate and Ken Fulk started off at the Palace Hotel, where Dior hosted a cocktail party at the Dom Perignon Suite. They were then driven to the East River pier, were Dior water taxis ferried them to the Duggal Green House in Brooklyn, for a spectacular show attended by everyone in the fashion industry as well as celebrities such as Rihanna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Marion Cotillard.
After the fashion show, Komal Shah hosted a dinner for friends at Marea Restaurant, which was followed by Dior’s after party at the Top of the Standard. Raf Simons arrived at 1:00 AM and mingled with guests such as Andre Saraiva, Michel Gaubert, and Alexandra Richards, stopping for a moment to chat with our friend Brenda Zarate.
Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar recently hosted the opening of the new Oliver Peoples San Francisco Boutique, attended by Amanda Hearst, Sonya Molodetskaya, Ian Hannula, Joe Haller, Jessica Silverman, Allison Speer, Joel Goodrich, and others.
Valentino was recently joined by supporters of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in celebrating…
“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Balletâ€™s Opening Night Gala, but also describes the looks put together by gala guests.
With gala chair Tanya Powell starting the evening in an elegant Vera Wang ball gown and ending in a short runway-worthy Dolce & Gabbana, there was a full gamut of looks.
One saw understated elegance with Yurie Pascarella in Andrew Gn and Mary Beth Shimmon in Chanel; a full flowering of colors, shapes and textures from Deepa Pakianathan, Paula Carano, Sonya Molodetskaya, Elizabeth Fullerton and Komal Shah; and striking black dresses on Karen Caldwell, Azadeh Riaz, Stephanie Southerland, Stephanie Ejabat, and SF Ballet’s Principal Dancer Mathilde Froustey.