Tanya Powell

San Francisco's "Passione," Opera 2014 | SFLUXE 1

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.

Thirty-Nine Fabulous Looks at the SF Symphony Gala | SFLUXE 11

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.

A Launch Party at Bar Agricole | SFLUXE

A Launch Party at Bar Agricole

Supporters of the San Francisco Symphony recently mixed and mingled at hot spot Bar Agricole in anticipation of the the Symphony’s Opening Night Gala on September 3, 2014.

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 Chic at Ferragamo Boutique | SFLUXE

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.

Ballet Benefactors Prepare for Phenomenal Season | SFLUXE

Ballet Benefactors Prepare for Phenomenal Season

Phenomenal! That’s the theme for the 2014 San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala, but could also describe the Pacific Heights residence of Isha and Asim Abdullah, which was the location for a recent event honoring the Benefactors and Grand Benefactors of the Ballet.

Guests at the Abdullahs’ included ballet lovers such as Barbara Brown, Mary Beth Shimmon, Carolyn Chandler, Mario Diaz, Robin Collins, and Norman and Norah Stone, among others.

Barneys Honors The Bay Lights | SFLUXE

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.

Paula Carano Named San Francisco's Best Dressed Woman, 2013 | SFLUXE 1

Rodin by Moonlight, 2013

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University recently held its biennial “Rodin by Moonlight” fundraiser, one of the most important Bay Area galas.

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.

Wilkes Bashford's Glamorous New Look | SFLUXE

Wilkes Bashford’s Glamorous New Look

Take a look inside Wilkes Bashford’s glamorous new interior at their landmark San Francisco store. It’s one of the most chic stores on the West Coast!

Samasource Gala Raises $700,000 | SFLUXE

Samasource Gala Raises $700,000

The recent Samasource fundraiser in San Francisco raised $700,000 to help the organization reach its goal of providing life-changing work to over 4,000 women and youth globally this year.

Belstaff Show Raises $20k For SF Bay Humane Friends | SFLUXE

Belstaff Show Raises $20k For SF Bay Humane Friends

Belstaff’s Fall 2012 collection was recently shown at Neiman Marcus, with a porton of sales proceeds going to San Francisco Bay Humane Friends.

Bulgari Unveils its Biennale des Antiquaires Collection | SFLUXE

Bulgari Unveils its Biennale des Antiquaires Collection

Bulgari recently unveiled its collection for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris at a private event in the San Francisco store.

Who Wore it Best? Kristin Davis in Karen Caldwell | SFLUXE

Who Wore it Best? Kristin Davis in Karen Caldwell

Kristin Davis and Tanya Powell have both worn this dress by Karen Caldwell Design in the matter of a week. Who do you think wore it best?

Symphony Style at 101 | SFLUXE

Symphony Style at 101

See some of the most elegant men and women to attend the 2013 San Francisco Symphony opening gala, celebrating the Symphony’s 101st season.

Symphony Gala Patrons Celebration | SFLUXE

Symphony Gala Patrons Celebration

Lisa and Doug Goldman recently hosted a small gathering for San Francisco Symphony patrons in anticipation of the 2012 Symphony opening gala.