From Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Marc Bohan, to Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano and Raf Simons, designers and customers alike have, for seven decades, honored an unspoken oath that the house of Dior would always uphold its status as the pinnacle of Parisian high fashion, a gold standard of style and beauty recognized throughout the world.
Where to shop 'til you drop this week.
House of Cards met the House of Dior at the Legion of Honor on Friday night when actress Kata Mara showed up at the Fine Arts Museums of SF's annual Mid-Winter Gala wearing a strapless tea length dress from the legendary couture house's fall 2013 haute couture collection.
Earlier this week, the Chanel-obsessed Marina consignment shop, Simply Chic, launched an online shop offering gently used designer bags and accessories. The select luxury goods are all in good-to-mint condition, and each piece is curated by the owner, May Warren. We took a browse through the constantly growing vintage-to-contemporary collection, and found everything from Lanvin pumps and Hermes watches, to Marni handbags. Take a peek our top picks (above).
Last week at the Ferry Building, I spotted Sophie and Kelley Hoang -- sisters with two very different styles. Sophie, who was in town from Huntington Beach, had a very LA, beachy-hip look going, while her Kelley was more appropriately dressed for the ever unpredicatble weather we're blessed with in SF.
Dressed in a body-con strapless black mini-dress, wide waist-cinching belt and plenty of chunky gold jewelry, Grammy-Award winning musician Estelle delivered a hot set on stage last night in front of a jam-packed crowd at San Francisco's Mezzanine. The Brit-born diva chopped it up with the crowd between numbers, dished about her ex boyfriend and danced hip-to-hip with fans she brought up to the stage for a high-energy performance that felt playful and personal.