Who Wore What? The Month's Best Dressed

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In this month of new beginnings, we've added new names and faces to our grouping of San Francisco's best dressed, along with more familiar fashionistas.

Here are the men and women who delight and charm with their sartorial style, and what they wore in January.

Winter White

January brought us no rain, and certainly no snow, but it was still a white winter for this trendsetter, who started the year off with a blank slate.

Jackie Groffman, of BestFashionableFriends, is stunning in an all-white ensemble. (Photo: Ariel Tzu-Chi)

Color Makes Us Happy

The dramatic impact of white is wonderful, but color truly brightens our day. San Franciscans tend to favor black and grey, so we appreciate people who have a bold sense of color.

Wearing beautiful blue, Nancy Wong, of AdoreToAdorn, shows us that fashion need not be drab during pregnancy.

Kathleen Ensign, of KatWalkSF, wears Stella McCartney, while Mary Beth Shimmon and Isly Handbag's Sobia Shaikh wear Valentino, for colorful 1960s inspired looks.

Sonya Molodetskaya in a Balenciaga jacket and Louis Vuitton shoes. (Photo: instagram/sonyaandthecity)

Komal Shah, at the opening gala for the San Francisco Ballet, in green Naeem Khan. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

Who says men can't wear pink, green and orange? These dudes do it well — Amar Puri, Nick Cooper and Justin Fichelson. (Photo: Drew Altizer)


Hey, Fancy Pants!

A great pair of pants can define your entire look, whether you want to go long and slinky, hip and casual, quirky or breezy-easy. See how these women exlore the possibilities.

Krystal Bick, of This Time Tomorrow, pairs an Everlane sweater and Bonmot shirt with pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim and Manolo Blahnik shoes. (Photo: Anna-Alexia Basile)

Fashion stylist and 7x7's own Lauren Goodman wears her black trousers in the sophisticated Saint Laurent seventies style, long, fluid and slinky, like an evening skirt. So elegant.

Adrienne Kwok-Lundy, of Best Fashionable Friends, manages to create a layered look that somehow seems light and preppy, due to her Uniqlo legging pants.


Making Hats Happen

Deep down, you know you want to be the sort of woman who creates a sense of mystery and drama with a hat positioned "just so"... but you're not quite ready for Aretha Franklin or Joan Collins levels of mad hattery. These trendsetters show us how hats are done right.

Karen Yeung, of I Am Karen O. (Photo: instagram/iamkareno)

Mary Gonsalves Kinney, of MGK Style. (Photo: instagram/mgkstyle)

Chandamheer Stacker, of Pancake Stacker.


Artists and Innovators

With so many in the tech industry passionate about art, and the San Francisco art world embracing tech stars as their most important new clients, it's not surprising they should dress alike. Also not surprising — they largely favor black, grey, and a hundred shades between. Eye-catching? Not really. But they wear it with great style.

At the Fog Design+Art fair, art consultant Sabrina Buell with her partner, award-winning industrial designer Yves Behar, and their friend, art dealer Jessica Silverman of the Silverman Gallery. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

Lisa Alexander, founder of Laface Laboratories, with Tatiana Sorokko at the Sorokko Gallery opening of "Jordan Doner: A Revolution in Luxury." (Photo: Drew Altizer)

An exception to the rule that members of San Francisco's creative class only wear black: Maria Kochetkova. Principal Dancer of The San Francisco Ballet, she appears here like a living portrait by Egon Schiele or Gustav Klimt. Divine! (Photo: Drew Altizer)


Paris Meets San Francisco

Paris is still the center of fashion for the well dressed around the world. These two local tastemakers made a recent trip there.

Design star Ken Fulk wears a Jean Paul Gaultier trench coat on his way to see Gaultier's haute couture presentation for spring 2015 (photo: instagram/kenfulk.)

Cavalier Goods founders Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy wear exquisite Bob Basset horse masks in leather, which they bought from Sui Generis, to Jean-Louis Deniot's Black Tie Leather Ball.

Aubrey Brewster, of Aubrey About Town, brings Paris to San Francisco with his chic Dior Homme t-shirt printed with Christian Dior's handwriting.


Best Fashion Friends

A frenemy lets you leave the house looking lousy, but a best friend wants you to look your best, and might even dress like you herself. These folks are clearly BFFs — best fashion friends!

Kathleen Murillo, Kate Ogata, and Alexandra Rubach at the opening of the Rebecca Minkoff boutique at 2124 Fillmore Street. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

Friends Allison Speer and Susan Swig wear exquisitely embroidered Dolce & Gabbana dresses to the Fog Design+Art fair. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

Friends Sloan Barnett and Juliet de Baubigny at the concert celebrating SF Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas's 70th birthday in beautifully complimentary shades of silver, blue and greige. (Photo: Moanalani Jeffrey)

Fashion editors Angella Sprauve and Victor Vargas do a sexy cocktail look in black, she in chiffon with shiny gold accents and he in satin paired with a funky patchwork print. (Photo: Drew Altizer)


Infinite Romance

"Infinite Romance" was the theme for this year's opening night gala for the San Francisco Ballet. Here are a few couples whose evening looks seemed aglow with romance.

Perhaps the sweetest couple in town, they're also one of the best dressed. Chris Bently and Camille Crowder at the opening night gala.

Another charming couple basking in aforementioned "infinite romance," Huifen Chan and her husband Roelof Botha.

Stephanie Marver and Jim Marver, recently married, are always beautifully dressed. Here, Stephanie pairs a stunning Chanel cape with a Giambattista Valli dress.


General Fabulousness

These women aren't following any special trends, they just dress with fabulous style.

Alicia Lund, of Cheetah Is The New Black, in Isabel Marant. (Photo: Ashley Maxwell)

Leyla Alhosseini in Prada. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

Brenda Zarate in a coat by MSGM. (Photo: instagram/bzarate)

Fashion designer Olga Dzilikhova at the launch of Flavour, the popular new app for restaurant recommendations. (Photo: Drew Altizer)

DVF ambassador Brittany Hampton, wearing DVF. (Photo: instagram/bhampton.)

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