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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.

Amber Marie Bently Spring Collection Trunk Show

On May 7th, Amber Marie Bently debuted the Fresh Spring Collection from her exquisite line of sustainable Jewelry to over 400 guests at the W. Hand-crafted in San Francisco with recycled materials, the new collection  features an array of distinctive pieces all inspired by Bently’s world travels. The event supported the efforts of Dress For Success, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Undeserved women find professional success and gainful employment.

Christopher Bently, Shannon Dean

Epi Center Eco MedSpa Launch Party

On Thursday, May 1 the Epi Center celebrated the launch of their new LEED certified Eco MedSpa. The event included an afternoon tea and champagne reception as well as a private anniversary and launch party that featured
organic hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Guest included green guru and Eco Fabulous founder Zem Joaquin—an advisor on the project—as well as green architect and author Eric Corey Freed.

Dr. Scott W. Mosser, Heidi Pettit

<i>7x7</i> Celebrates the May Luxury Issue at Le Club.

On Wednesday, May 7 Gina Milano and Todd Traina hosted an intimate dinner at Le Club in celebration of 7x7’s May Luxury Issue. Guests enjoyed a selection of Le Crema wine and received a special gift from Chronicle Books.

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Gina Chinchilla, David Mohammadi

Saks Fifth Avenue Hosts Designer Reem Acra

Saks Fifth Avenue welcomed fashion designer Reem Acra and her fall 2008 eveningwear collection on Thursday, April 24 with free-flowing champagne and a seated luncheon provided by Taste Catering.

Joy Venturini Bianchi, Elizabeth Thieriot

Lisa Alexander, Kristen Harper

Elizabeth Touw, Andrea Schnitzer

<i>7x7 Magazine</i> and Eco Fabulous’ Earth Day Benefit for <i>Healthy Child Healthy World</i> Part 1 of 2

On Thursday, April 23 7x7 Magazine, Eco Fabulous, Veev and Heart of Green co-sponsored the Earth Day Benefit for Healthy Child Healthy World, a resource guide that promotes toxic-free living. The event, which was presented by Zem Joaquin, featured an Earth Day stroll that included a Linda Loudermilk trunk show at Eco-Citizen, a book signing, hors d’ouevres and cocktails at Spring and an eco-centric silent auction.

Part 1 of 2

<i>Vanity Fair</i>, Nordstrom and Vanessa Getty Celebrate the SF International Film Fest

To celebrate the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival Vanity Fair Magazine, Vanessa Getty and Nordstrom co-hosted a fashionable fête at Bix. The midday event featured lunch and a fashion show with models donning the latest looks from both American and European collections, courtesy of Nordstrom.

Terrence Charles, Vanessa Getty

Vanessa Getty

Glitter Ball 2008

On Saturday, April 12 the Junior League Committee to the Woman’s Board of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation hosted the Glitter Ball 2008, which benefited the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center.

Dare Felchlin, Courtney Joglekar, Maria Sullivan

Katharine Murphy, Maria Sullivan

Nordstrom and Sorokko Gallery Host Dinner for Designer Andrew Gn

On Thursday, April 10 Tatiana Sorokko and Pete Nordstrom hosted a lavish private dinner at the Serge Sorokko Gallery to honor Paris-based fashion designer Andrew Gn’s first SF Visit. Guests included Jacqui Getty, Mayor Gavin Newsome and former Mayor Willie Brown.

Tatiana Sorokko, Pete Nordstrom

SF Jazz Event at Marc Jacobs

On Monday, March 31 Nion McEvoy and Randall Kline co-hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala celebrating legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. The event was held at the Marc Jacobs store on Maiden Lane and featured jazz, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

photography by Aubrie Pick

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