Samantha Traina and Lawren Howell
The first ever Women of Style & Substance fashion fundraiser was held at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco, recently.
Drawing on the legendary drive and entrepreneurial spirit of San Francisco, WCG’s Women of Style & Substance event brought local Bay Area advocates and leaders together to shop for a cause and raise awareness of important issues regarding women’s reproductive health. The fashion fundraiser successfully raised $70,000.
Proceeds from the fashion fundraiser benefited WomanCare Global, which is a charity that improves the lives of women by providing access to affordable, quality family planning products.
Guests shopped a curated selection of fashion products from a collective of California–based designers, ranging from Newbark’s signature slippers to Juan Carlos Obando’s jewel-tone, silk gowns. While the fashion market space was the main attraction during the event, a raffle was conducted, featuring generous donations from Restoration Hardware, Serena & Lily, a product basket from Frederic Fekkai, as well as a two-night stay at Auberge du Soleil and a private twilight tasting and tour at Opus One winery.
Sandra Pelletier, Jackie Speier, Lawren Howell
Lexis Fisher, Randi Fisher – Vanessa Getty
Lauren Goodman, Isabelle Olsson - Kelsey Grossman, Hallie Grossman
Helen Spalding, Emily Martin, Roth Martin – Palmer Weiss, JC Obando
Claiborne Swanson – Maggie Rizer Mehran, Alex Mehran
Heidi Fogarty, Julie Foster, Michelle Purvis, Debbi Fields
Amaryllis Fox, Billy Horn – Pat McBaine
Jane Gruber, Roth Martin, Kate Jamieson – Hillary Marks, Maggie Rizer Mehran, Auburn Daily
Jennifer Bradley, Kether Parker, Julie Exley
Ashley Wick, Alice Cahan – Jane Gruber, Annie Winship
Sandra Pelletier, Melissa Emergui – Denis Colomb, Dana Blum
Jenny Stegall, Max Boyer Glynn – Brian Devens, Martha Lightcap
Kathryn Tunstall – Susan Swig, Carla Emil
Debbi Fields, Jan Yanehiro – Heather Fisher, Kristen Kelly
Rachel Lewis, Mary Randolph Norton – Sandra Pelletier, Melissa Emergui
Amy Levins, Shira Weissman, Lauren Brown – Sierra Versaggi, Katie Rice Jones
Sapra Ballon, Palmer Weissman, Claire Fluhr – Jackie Speier, Kathryn Tunstall
Kate Jamieson, Claiborne Swanson, Rachel Lewis – Maggie Rizer Mehran, Vanessa Getty
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With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.
Catherine Kwong’s living room, inspired by Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger, is one of the highlights of the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, taking place at 2800 Pacific Avenue.
Michael S. Smith was recently honored at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco at a party hosted by Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty and Allison Speer. His design work for a Palladian Villa in Malibu is being put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Nicolas Berggruen, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, Dede Wilsey, and Sabrina Buell were among the guests.
Deepa Pakianathan and Phil Pemberton recently hosted a reception for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in anticipation of its upcoming Gala on April 20, 2013, which pays tribute to legendary opera baritone and Conservatory Advisory Board member Thomas Hampson.
Conservatory mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook directs and stars in a program featuring special performances by Hampson with Conservatory students, faculty and guest artists. Teresa Medearis and Barbara Walkowski co-chair the event, with catering by McCall’s Catering and Events and decor by Blueprint Studios.
Tickets for this very special occasion can be purchased at www.sfcm.edu
UCSF Partners in Care recently held its 2013 kick-off membership event at Reed & Greenough. Membership co-Chairs Schuyler Hudak and Libby Leffler hosted the launch party and kicked off the well-attended evening with brief remarks, followed by UCSF Partners in Care President Katie Budge, who spoke about the services that the auxiliary organization provides to the hospital.
UCSF Partners in Care works with UCSF hospital staff to fund programs that provide comfort and well-being to patients and their families while visiting the UCSF medical center.
Guests enjoyed spirited greyhounds nicknamed “Doctor’s Orders,” and a “Members Only” wine special while noshing on sweet treats from Kara’s Cupakes, and savory sliders and arancini from Cedar Hill Kitchen and Smokehouse.
Please visit www.ucsfpartnersincare.org for more information about this important organization.
Renowned European designer Ms. Madeline Pauw recently made an appearance at a delightful luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco, where her Spring 2013 collection was presented.
The Pauw collection is designed by Madeleine Pauw, daughter of the original founders. Pauw is known for its luxurious fabrics and soft touches of femininity while integrating just a splash of masculine undertones, but always keeping the fit and style in mind for the female physique. The company has been in business for over 50 years, and originally was created in the Netherlands where it currently has 29 stores.
You can purchase pieces from Pauw at Saks Fifth Avenue at 384 Post Street, San Francisco, or online at Saks Fifth Avenue
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Stephanie Phair, the managing director of Outnet.com, recently visited from London to host a luncheon previewing Oscar de la Renta’s new limited edition collection designed exclusively for The Outnet.
The Italian artist, Paolo Troilo, recently debuted his first U.S. exhibit at Coup d’Etat, the most exceptional designer space in San Francisco.
Sponsored by Testa Vineyards, the event brought together San Francisco tastemakers such as Jack Calhoun, Stephen Brady, Gary Friedman, Joy Bianchi, Anna Weinberg, Ken Fulk, and Jamie Finegold, among others.
The exhibit will run at Coup d’Etat until May 2013.
Visit Coup d’Etat at 111 Rhode Island, or online at coupdetatsf.com
The International Museum of Women (IMOW) hosted its annual Celebrating Change Benefit on March 6th, 2013, and the associated Vanguard Group hosted its Art Live Lounge benefit.
This year’s benefit featured IMOW’s second annual Innovator Award for Women in Technology, presented to Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems.
The International Museum of Women is an innovative online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. With the support of over 500 guests, IMOW raised over $200,000 to benefit its mission and exhibitions. Guests enjoyed a night of art and inspiration from the museum’s virtual collection, music, networking and dancing, while watching notable female artists create original artwork.
Learn more about the International Museum of Women at www.imow.org
Jay Jeffers recently designed three of the 23 penthouses of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. The homes range from $1,250,000 to $4,500,000 in price.