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Baubles & Ballet Party at BVLGARI

To celebrate the SF Ballet’s 75th Anniversary BVLGARI co-hosted a sumptuous party at their Union Square store on Thursday, March 27. Ballet dancers and guests commingled while sipping on complementary cocktails, nibbling canapés and perusing priceless gems specifically flown in for the event.  


Maggie Borner, April DiCostanzo


Carrots Boutique and Zem Joaquin Hosts John Patrick

On Wednesday, March 12, Nadine Weil and the renowned (and ecofabulous) designer Zem Joaquin hosted a private cocktail reception for contentious couturier John Patrick, who offered a sneak peek at his Fall 2008 line of organic clothes.

Legion of Honor Hosts FAMSF’s Fifth Annual Mid-Winter Gala, Part 1 of 2

Is Saturday the new Monday? Attendees at the fifth annual Mid-Winter Gala (who included more than a few Trainas, Gettys and a Barnett or two, plus Mr. and Mrs. Alex Bolen, of Oscar de la Renta) could be excused for thinking so as they sat down to dinner in the tented court of the Legion of Honor this past weekend: Pride of place on the menu went to A16’s famous meatballs (appearing here with the help of Dan McCall Catering)—usually, of course, you’ve got to brave the restaurant’s Monday-evening crowds to score a plate.

Dylan Boutique’s Spring Fashion Show and Benefit

photography by Drew Altizer

On Friday, February 22 Marina boutique Dylan held their third annual fashion show benefiting the Princess Project, a nonprofit organization that provides prom attire to underprivileged young women.  The event, which was co-hosted by Vintage 415 Creative Culture Marketing, was held at the W Hotel and featured looks from the Spring 2008 collections and a live performance by DJ Grandtheft from Team Canada.

Junior League of San Francisco’s Patron Event

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

On Wednesday, February 27, Jackson Square boutique Carrots hosted the Junior League of San Francisco’s patron event for the 82nd annual fashion show “American Beauty.” The exclusive party featured hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Componere Fine Catering and a custom cigar rolling station.

Junior League Fashion Show Launch Party

photography by Drew Altizer

On Thursday, February 21 at the Zephyr Ventilation Showroom the Junior League of San Francisco celebrated the launch of their 82nd annual fashion show, "American Beauty" to take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Fairmont Hotel. Highlights included a silent auction, music by DJ Hooman, and fabulous cocktails and food.

Red Cross Paint the Town Red Gala Trunk Show

photography by Drew Altizer

Members of the Bay Area philanthropic community attended an invitation-only trunk show on Sunday, February 10 in anticipation of the annual Paint the Town Red Gala for the American Red Cross Bay Area. Hosted by gala committee members Elyse Adams and Lana Gleckman and co-sponsored by BrandHabit, a portion of the event’s proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross Bay Area disaster readiness and response efforts.

Bogosse Fashion Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The W San Francisco and French Tuesdays hosted a trunk show and party showcasing the latest Bogosse fashions for men.

Reusing Old Buttons



I’ve written about how my inner crafter comes out from watching Project Runway. I’ve reconstructed all of my ill-fitting and ordinary tees and have moved on to adorning tank tops with use of old materials: buttons. I’ve long had a love of vintage buttons and like to replace boring ones on jackets and cardigans with glass and wood ones.

A Faux Glow


photo courtesy of Bare Escentuals
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