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Opera Glove Etiquette

Opera Glove Etiquette

Gloves worn with gowns can be the height of chic and sophistication.  However, it is important to keep in mind some basic rules when wearing: gloves are worn during the cocktail hour, ...
Peter Crane, founder of vTrue

Could it vTrue?

Is it true that eating and drinking certain botanical extracts, minerals and vitamins can produce collagen and elastin, combat aging skin and enhance circulation? Many doctors believe it. ...
Bahya Murad, Omar Sharif Jr.

Shanti Project Gets Ready for 40th Annual Gala

Shanti Project, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that each year serves over 2,000 people with breast cancer or HIV/AIDS, hosted a reception to announce plans for it 40th ...
Sally Jordan, Jane Hartley, Gretchen Leach

A Look Back at Opera Ball

I attended Opera Ball in San Francisco for the first time in 1994; I'll never forget my seat mate's comment at dinner, "One never wears black to the opera opening!" Oops, and I thought I ...
Hair Extensions Guide

Guide to Hair Extensions

Deb Monti of MilVali Salons Deb Monti, owner of MilVali Salons located in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California, uncovers the truths, lies and myths related to hair ...
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 at Lake Tahoe

Oscar de la Renta at Lake Tahoe, Summer 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue and The League to Save Lake Tahoe welcomed Oscar de la Renta and presented 64 looks from his Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 collection at a lakeside fashion show and ...
Kristi Dowler of VyAyr Fitness demonstrates the Push Up

Fall in San Francisco, Time to Go Sleeveless

San Francisco has some of the best weather in the country, all year-long it is rarely too hot or too cold. In September, when the fog rolls out and the sun rolls in, it is time to shed ...
Samantha DuVall and Carolyn Chandler

Style and Influence Run in the Family

When honored as one of San Francisco Business Times most Influential Women of 2014, Carolyn Chandler said her proudest accomplishment was not only creating an organization that has ...
Nicole Mikles, Genta Luddy

Oscar and Bulgari at The Ritz

More than a few women wore Oscar de la Renta dresses and jewelry from Bulgari at the League to Save Lake Tahoe cocktail party at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe on August 1, 2014. Some 80 ...
Michael Tilson Thomas, Sloan Barnett and Joshua Robinson

In Town and Country for SF Symphony Soirees

San Francisco Symphony held two summer soirees, one in the city and one in the country, to thank top donors of its upcoming Opening Night Gala on September 3, 2014.  Supporters Sloan and ...
Chanel Couture Fall and Winter 2014-2015

Couture Week Paris: Fall/Winter 2014-2015

This summer's Couture Week Paris, July 6 - 11, 2014, featured some 25 international fashion designers and 30 fashion shows for fall 2014 and winter 2015.  Worldwide jet setters and ...
Christian Dior Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Haute Couture by Definition

The term haute couture originated in the mid-nineteenth century when Englishman Charles Frederick Worth's work was produced in Paris.  Nowadays the term is used loosely to describe all ...

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Opera Glove Etiquette

Opera Glove Etiquette

Gloves worn with gowns can be the height of chic and sophistication.  However, it is important to keep in mind some basic rules when wearing: gloves are worn during the cocktail hour, removed entirely while dining, then worn again for the
Peter Crane, founder of vTrue

Could it vTrue?

Is it true that eating and drinking certain botanical extracts, minerals and vitamins can produce collagen and elastin, combat aging skin and enhance circulation? Many doctors believe it.  Peter Crane, diagnosed with skin cancer at a young age, in 2007, after years
Bahya Murad, Omar Sharif Jr.

Shanti Project Gets Ready for 40th Annual Gala

Shanti Project, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that each year serves over 2,000 people with breast cancer or HIV/AIDS, hosted a reception to announce plans for it 40th annual dinner, Compassion is Universal, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  Some 100 supporters and sponsors including actor and
Sally Jordan, Jane Hartley, Gretchen Leach

A Look Back at Opera Ball

I attended Opera Ball in San Francisco for the first time in 1994; I’ll never forget my seat mate’s comment at dinner, “One never wears black to the opera opening!” Oops, and I thought I looked really good in my black
Hair Extensions Guide

Guide to Hair Extensions

Deb Monti, owner of MilVali Salons located in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California, uncovers the truths, lies and myths related to hair extensions: As a hair extensions professional for some 18 years, I too often shudder when I see the way some
Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 at Lake Tahoe

Oscar de la Renta at Lake Tahoe, Summer 2014

Saks Fifth Avenue and The League to Save Lake Tahoe welcomed Oscar de la Renta and presented 64 looks from his Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 collection at a lakeside fashion show and lunch on August 2, 2014.  Now in its 45th year, the summertime
Kristi Dowler of VyAyr Fitness demonstrates the Push Up

Fall in San Francisco, Time to Go Sleeveless

San Francisco has some of the best weather in the country, all year-long it is rarely too hot or too cold. In September, when the fog rolls out and the sun rolls in, it is time to shed a layer of clothing and show off
Samantha DuVall and Carolyn Chandler

Style and Influence Run in the Family

When honored as one of San Francisco Business Times most Influential Women of 2014, Carolyn Chandler said her proudest accomplishment was not only creating an organization that has flourished for 35 years, but also one that is cool enough to attract
Nicole Mikles, Genta Luddy

Oscar and Bulgari at The Ritz

More than a few women wore Oscar de la Renta dresses and jewelry from Bulgari at the League to Save Lake Tahoe cocktail party at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe on August 1, 2014. Some 80 guests attended the private reception held the night
Michael Tilson Thomas, Sloan Barnett and Joshua Robinson

In Town and Country for SF Symphony Soirees

San Francisco Symphony held two summer soirees, one in the city and one in the country, to thank top donors of its upcoming Opening Night Gala on September 3, 2014.  Supporters Sloan and Roger Barnett hosted a cocktail reception at their
Chanel Couture Fall and Winter 2014-2015

Couture Week Paris: Fall/Winter 2014-2015

This summer’s Couture Week Paris, July 6 – 11, 2014, featured some 25 international fashion designers and 30 fashion shows for fall 2014 and winter 2015.  Worldwide jet setters and well-known celebrities gathered to witness the shows by Alexis Mabille, Chanel,
Christian Dior Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Haute Couture by Definition

The term haute couture originated in the mid-nineteenth century when Englishman Charles Frederick Worth‘s work was produced in Paris.  Nowadays the term is used loosely to describe all high-fashion custom-fitted clothing, whether it is produced in Paris or in other fashion capitals such as London, Milan, New York or Tokyo.  Haute