Deepa Pakianathan

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Elle Celebrates Women in Tech

ELLE magazine recently hosted its annual “Women in Technology” issue with a luncheon at Angler in San Francisco.

Fendi at 195 Grant Avenue, San FranciscoPhoto: Drew Altizer Photography

Inside Fendi’s New San Francisco Boutique

Fendi celebrated the opening of its new boutique at 195 Grant Avenue in San Francisco with an intimate luncheon hosted by Allison Speer.

Carolina Herrera at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus recently hosted an elegant runway show of Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2017 collection in the couture section of its Union Square store. So chic!

Sarah Somberg, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, Sherri McMullen

Dinner at Leo’s with Maki Oh

Maki Oh, the African designer favored by Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Rihanna, was honored in San Francisco with a dinner hosted by Mary Gonsalves Kinney, Sherri McMullen, and Sarah Somberg, with Farfetch and McMullen Boutique.

Dolce & Gabbana Declares Italia is Love!

That’s Amore! Our Love Affair With Italian Style

Dolce & Gabbana recently opened a plush jewel box of a boutique at 100 Grant Street, making it the latest of many Italian fashion houses to be embraced by San Francisco shoppers.

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Ten Women Who Rule Silicon Valley

Elle recently hosted a dinner at Prospect in honor of the ten most influential women in technology.

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Stylish Moments from the SF Ballet’s Infinite Romance Gala

As the first major gala of the year (it was at full capacity with 3,400 guests!), the San Francisco Ballet’s Infinite Romance was a night not just of beautiful movement on stage, but of some striking fashion off stage. Here are some moments we particularly enjoyed from the gala.

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Vanity Fair Celebrates the Art of Fashion, at Neiman Marcus Union Square

Neiman Marcus Union Square and Vanity Fair recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of “The Art of Fashion,” with a fabulous brunch and fashion presentation.

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San Francisco’s “Passione,” Opera 2014

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.

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Thirty-Nine Fabulous Looks at the SF Symphony Gala

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.

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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.

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The Fanfare Luncheon

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music recently celebrated the 11th annual Fanfare Luncheon. The event is held to thank members of the Conservatory Society for donations to its collegiate and pre-collegiate programs.

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Mid-Winter Chic at Ferragamo Boutique

Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater, and Allison Speer recently hosted a cocktail reception at the new Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at 236 Post Street in San Francisco to kick off the gala and celebrate the opening of the boutique.

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Barneys Honors The Bay Lights

Barney’s New York recently hosted a glamorous evening at their San Francisco store in honor of The Bay Lights.

Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball | SFLUXE

Most Beautiful Ball Gowns at the 91st Opera Ball

We admit it – we’re hopelessly in love with ball gowns! With layers of weightless tulle and pounds of heavy beads, corsetry to tighten and ruffles to widen, taffeta to stiffen and chiffon to make it flow, a beautifully constructed ball gown is a work of art that can defy physics, bank accounts and common sense. But what art!

Here is our selection of the best ball gowns at San Francisco’s 91st Opera Ball, September 2013. Among the looks our favorite is worn by Deepa Pakianathan, who had a stroke of genius in combining an exquisitely embroidered Andrew Gn gown from his resort 2014 collection with a museum-worthy Alexander McQueen headdress. We’re told that Deepa was the first person in the world to wear the McQueen piece since it was last seen on the Fall 2013 runway.

Gucci Equestrian Collection Shown in SF | SFLUXE

Gucci Equestrian Collection Shown in SF

Gucci recently presented the new Equestrian Collection, part of the Cruise 2013 collection, at a private luncheon in the San Francisco store, hosted by Sloan Barnett.