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PURR Vintage Fashion Fundraiser hosted by Vanessa Getty and Melanie Ellison

On May 14th, Vanessa Getty and Melanie Ellison hosted a fabulous sale of Vintage and Designer clothing to benefit the San Francisco Bay Humane Friends and the Peninsula Humane Society. Clothing was donated from the closets of some of San Francisco, LA, and New York’s most stylish women along with many top fashion houses, such as Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Judith Leiber, Oscar de la Renta, and Riser Goodwyn.

Jenna Hunt, Kate Harbin

Allison Speer, Alexis Traina, Kate Harbin

SFMOMA MAC Art Auction

On May 14th, the SF MOMA’s Modern Art Council  hosted the biennial Art Auction Fundraiser, featuring a range of art including photographs, paintings and works on paper donated by local and national galleries and acclaimed artists. The highlight of the live auction was the "Turbosphere" (2007) by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, whose work was the subject of a recent critically acclaimed survey. Guests enjoyed tantalizing passed hors d’ oeuvres and gourmet food stations by McCall Associates. Sponsors included Frette and Intercontinental San Francisco.

Dolly Chammas, Danielle Erb

Sunny Hill Services Council Benefit

On May 10th, the Sunny Hills Service Council hosted the Power of Love: Opening Our Hearts to Children in Need benefit at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. The evening included a fabulous silent auction as well as a gourmet dinner and dancing. The Sunny Hills Services programs provide educational, community and housing services to emotionally disturbed children. 

Dana King, Hannah Heller

Chris Hollenbeck, Holly Hollenbeck

Wilkes Bashford’s 75th Birthday Bash

On Tuesday, May 13 founder of the upscale department store Wilkes Bashford celebrated his 75th birthday among 74 of his closest friends and admirers. The black-tie birthday soiree was held at the Museum of African Diaspora and featured nibbles courtesy of 1300 on Fillmore.

Carmen Policy, Gail Policy

Tatiana Sorokko, Serge Sorokko

Martin + Osa Opening Party

On Thursday, May 8 chic sportswear brand Martin + Osa celebrated the opening of its first Corte Madera retail store with a fabulous soiree. The grand opening party, which took place the Village at Corte Madera, featured food and drinks courtesy of PlumpJack and a DJ that spun tunes while the partygoers shopped.

Michelle Zimmerman, Lucie Clifford

Rian McCartan, Christian Kirby

Chef Todd English Celebrates Slow Food at Macy’s

On Thursday, May 8 renowned chef Todd English celebrated the Slow Food movement with a hands-on cooking demonstration at the Macy’s Union Square Cellar. The evening event featured a sampling of food and wine that will be showcased at the Slow Food Nation celebration taking place over Labor Day weekend.

Naomi Starkman, Paige Lansing

Dave McLean, Josh Metz

Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show Luncheon

On Monday, May 12, John Capizzi, VP general manager of Neiman Marcus, hosted a special luncheon in honor of Boaz Mazor who was in SF for the Oscar de la Renta trunk show.

Andrea Schnitzer, Lindsay Bolton

Anette Harris, Sally Debeham

Christine Suppes, Lucy Buchanan

Saks Fifth Avenue Luncheon for Designer Peter Som

On Wednesday, May 14 Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the California Academy of Sciences Guild at a lavish luncheon in honor of fashion designer Peter Som’s new role as creative director for legendary sportswear brand Bill Blass. The event, which was held at the Bill Blass showroom, featured an informal showing of the Bill Blass fall 2008 collection and a sit-down lunch courtesy of Taste.

Helen Taylor, Molly Wadhwani, Jeanna Yoo

Marcy Carmack, Lindsay Bolton

2008 Raphael House Gala

On May 8th, the 2008 annual Raphael House Gala commemorated 36 years of service in the Bay Area. The Moroccan Paradise, designed by Robert Fountain, set the stage for the successful auction featuring Celebrity chef dinners and a destination trip to Europe, courtesy of Lufthansa.

Tenika Small, Elizabeth Thompson, Claudia Ross

Inessa Obenhuber, Stanislav Mikhailov

Project Runway Star Ricky Lizdale at the Levi’s Store

Ricky Lizdale, Winner of the Project Runway’s Levi’s challenge, made a special appearance on May 1st at the Union Square Levi’s store to debut his winning design. The Fierce dark denim mini dress sold out in a shocking 8 hours! In addition to the runway dress, Lizdale designed five pieces in celebration of Levi’s “501 Day”. “501 Day” is an annual event encouraging Levi’s employees to participate in local volunteer projects. This year, to kick off “501 Day” Levi’s introduced the “Take your Jeans Off” campaign where customers receive 20% off a new pair when they donate an old pair of jeans benefiting Goodwill Industries.
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