Azadeh Riaz

Azadeh Spring 2014 | SFLUXE 2

Azadeh Spring 2014

Azadeh, the San Francisco based couturier, recently presented her Spring 2014 Collection at her Los Gatos boutique.

25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014 | SFLUXE 22

25 Phenomenal Looks From SF Ballet Gala 2014

“Phenomenal” was theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet’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.

Mid Winter Gala 2013 | SFLUXE

Mid Winter Gala 2013

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.

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show | SFLUXE

Ship Ahoi at the 2012 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

The 2012 Fall Antiques Show in San Francisco was an elegant gala, with exquisite antiques and art, and wonderful learning opportunities for anyone who appreciates the finest, reports Claudia Juestel.

The Ballet's Most Beautiful Dresses | SFLUXE 3

The Ballet’s Most Beautiful Dresses

You may have seen the San Francisco Chronicle’s poll asking for readers to chose their favorite gown from the opening night gala of the San Francisco Ballet. The choices include dresses worn by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Jenny Georges, Kris Anthony, Melissa Barber and Yurie Pascarella.

Azadeh's Moment | SFLUXE 5

Azadeh’s Moment

San Francisco designer Azadeh Riaz received the best possible promotional coverage this weekend when the City’s unofficial Social Ambassador to Washington D.C., Pamela Joyner, was photographed in the Chronicle wearing pieces the designer had created for her to wear to various Inauguration week activities.

We find that Azadeh’s designs have a body-conscious, sexy cut, yet are also very regal. Perhaps it has something to do with her background — she spent five years at the beginning of her career by designing for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia!