The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala

BY Damion Matthews - January 7, 2013


Matt Petersen, Christopher Bently, Nadine Weil, James Joaquin, Wendy Schmidt
Matt Petersen, Christopher Bently, Nadine Weil, James Joaquin, Wendy Schmidt

Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people’s lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

The event, which featured celebrity hosts Michelle Branch, actress Cody Horn, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows, and Ed O’Neill from “Modern Family,” raised $230,000 dollars for Post-Sandy green rebuilding efforts.

Matt Petersen, Wendy Schmidt, Christopher Bently

Matt Petersen, Wendy Schmidt, Christopher Bently

Three Eco-Accolade Awards recognizing superior commitment to sustainability were presented to Bay Area companies Google, PwC, and DLR Group. The runway fashion show curated by Lily Achatz and Clarissa Nicosia featured top eco-fashion designers Mina+Olya, Prophetik, Oliver Tolentino, Amour Vert, PACT, and Cari Borja, with a special segment by Vintage a la Mode.

The models were provided by Stars Model Management with hair by Pureology, makeup by Vapour Organic Beauty, and music by DJ Donovan.

Joseph Humphrey, Bill Corbett, Michael Mina, Matt Petersen, Nadine Weil

Joseph Humphrey, Bill Corbett, Michael Mina, Matt Petersen, Nadine Weil

Guests were enveloped in luxurious eco-minded winter wonderland decor by Blueprint Studios as they dined on a gourmet organic dinner by celebrity chefs Michael Mina, Joseph Humphrey of Dixie, and Bill Corbett of Absinthe, with hors d’oeuvres by Taste Catering.

The amazing Michelle Branch performed her popular songs for the crowd to adoring applause, while Drew Altizer Photography and Torso Vintages hosted a popular photo booth where guests dressed in glamorous winter whites against a fireplace backdrop.

Lewis Perkins, Wendy Schmidt, Matt Petersen, The Honorable Gavin Newsom

Lewis Perkins, Wendy Schmidt, Matt Petersen, The Honorable Gavin Newsom

Lenny Broberg hosted a spirited live auction with items by Bay Area favorites Cavallo Point and Post Ranch Inn, as well as an extraordinary week-long stay in the Presidential Suite of the Las Alamandas resort in Mexico, that raised over $40,000 for Global Green USA.

Olya Dzilikhova, Karen Tamblyn, Claudia Suarez, Mina Yazdi

Olya Dzilikhova, Karen Tamblyn, Claudia Suarez, Mina Yazdi
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Lily Achatz, Clarissa Nicosia – Nadine Weil, Doug Dalton

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Gorgeous and Green Fashion Show

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Coby Horn, Nadine Weil – Christopher Bently, Michelle Branch, Michael Mina

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Christopher Bently, The Honorable Gavin Newsom – Lily Achatz, Nadine Weil

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Sofya Salah, George Salah – Ellie Prezant, Allison Speer, Ching Nola

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Matt Petersen, Sophie Azouaou – Marco Krapels, Wendy Schmidt

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The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Fashion Show by Minolya

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Minolya’s Olya Dzilikhova and Mina Yazdi – Designer Julie Chaiken with Harlan Budd

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Jodi Nakatsuka, Chloe Harris – Joel Goodrich, Karen Tamblyn, Dan Vickrey

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Gary Friedman, Clarissa Nicosia – Layla Harris

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Jordan Harris, Julie Harris – Kailey Furniss, Anthony Graziano

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Cari Borja Fashion Show

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Elisabeth Thieriot, Jorge Maumer – Moira Hanes, Deidra Altman

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Laura Claxon, Scott Claxon – Dan Munn, Andrea Johnson

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Dan Vickrey, Doug Dalton – Dave Room, Aaron Ableman

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Topher Smith, Trevor White, Kara Nelson – Stephanie Parks, Alicia Mason

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Designs by Oliver Tolentino and Amour Vert

The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Gabriel Gacayan, Anthony Saldivar, Vincent Oliver – Adam Larios, Ashley Herman, Kelly Smits, DJ Donovan

Michelle Branch

Performance by Michelle Branch
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.
The 8th Annual Gorgeous and Green Gala, Global Green USA recently held it 8th annual Gorgeous & Green Gala at the LEED-certified Bently Reserve to celebrate sustainable design, green technologies, and eco-conscious initiatives making a difference in people's lives throughout the Bay Area and nationally.

Chefs Michael Mina and Joseph Humphrey

Corporate sponsors for the event included Bently Enterprises, Pureology, Rabobank, The 11th Hour Project, DLR Group, eBay, and the Bently Reserve
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It was a wonderful event (we loved the glamorous white dress code), and look forward to seeing everyone looking gorgeous and green next year!