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Ken Downing Keeps Ballet Fashion Show Aglow

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing knows what you are going to wear. A sage seer of sartorial success, the Malibu-blonde Ken started his career right here in San Francisco at the venerated I. Magnin, so he has particular EssEff cred with the schmatte set. Most of whom were in attendance at the Ballet Auxiliary…

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Ferragamo Celebrates New San Francisco Store Location

Last night, San Francisco feted the latest high fashion address to set up shop on Post Street. Salvatore Ferragamo opened its new, two story location in downtown Union Square, kicking off the city’s 2014 Mid-Winter Gala festivities, complete with cocktail reception and attire. Mid-Winter Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Getty, Trevor Traina, Kathryn Lasater and Allison Speer…

de GRISOGONO Luncheon for Bay Area Treasures

The generous Genevans from de GRISOGONO jewelers swept into town with a donation to SFMOMA and a few bibelots to show. Sparkling gems and sparkling champagne were served in equal measure to the ladies, most of whom were stalwart supporters of the museum about to undergo a major expansion to house the Fisher Collection.. The…

Opera Ball is a Sparkling Gem

Those clanking noises you heard on Friday afternoon were the heavy doors of safes swinging open, rousing their treasures in velvet boxes from summer’s long hibernation. Parures of diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls awoke to alight upon throats and wrists and lobes which had been readied to receive them. Skin had been scrubbed, hair had…

Keeping Tahoe Blue By Raising Green

The highlight of the summer social season, Tahoe style, is the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s annual fashion show and luncheon. Hats are worn, cocktails are served, and being seen is the sport that reaches Olympic proportions. And we’re not saying who won the gold, silver or bronze, but we definitely know who’s been in…