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Bouquet by Francesca's Flowers and Garden, Santa Rosa, CA; Portraits of Elizabeth North Plumstead (Later Mrs. William Elliot), by John Wallaston, circa 1758

Bouquets to Art 2015

Flowers surrounded the de Young Museum‘s permanent collections for the 31st annual Bouquets to Art event. More than 125 Bay Area floral designers created arrangements that paid tribute to the paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costumes and textiles. The bouquets were on display
Who doesn't want to mimic Miranda Kerr's Frame-spiration?

The Battle for the Best Denim

We can’t wear red carpet gowns all the time, yet we want to look red carpet stylish everyday. To that end, we asked celebrity wardrobe stylist Mary Gonsalves Kinney to weigh in on the best denim around, right now. The advice:
Red Cross Gala 2015 Honorary Chair Alexander Mehran, Carolyn Mehran

Red Cross Gala 2015

The Red Cross Gala raised over $1.74 million dollars for local disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and raised awareness of the vital role the Red Cross plays in local and global communities. Some 600 philanthropists attended the black-tie event at Herbst Pavilion
National Coalition of 100 Black Women

100 Black Women Present Madame CJ Walker Awards

The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women presented its 17th Annual Madame CJ Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards at a luncheon and fundraising event in San Francisco on April 10, 2015. President Cheryl Perry League welcomed
Sloan Barnett with fashion designer Rubin Singer

More than Dior at the Mid-Winter Gala

Among the 400 guests at the Mid-Winter Gala, held after spring had sprung, on March 27, 2015, were many women and a few men who wore Dior, but also many who did not. Show-stopping gowns from Oscar de la Renta, Andrew Gn, Carolina Herrera and Rubin
San Francisco Ballet Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus

Pretty Not Peculiar: Words to Live By

It was a sunny 70 degrees in San Francisco on April 2, 2015 when Neiman Marcus presented current fashions and pre-fall looks on the runway at a benefit luncheon and show for the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary. An audience of some 450
Mary Gonsalves Kinney, photographed by Laurie Levenfeld

Meet Mary Gonsalves Kinney

Red Carpet Bay Area is pleased to introduce Mary Gonsalves Kinney (MGK), celebrity wardrobe stylist, creative director and editor, as a new writer and contributor. MGK is recognized as a top stylist in Northern California and boasts a client list that is high profile, diverse and based almost
Kate Bosworth, Kathryn Lasater, Stephanie Marver, Kate Mara, Anne Vyalitsyna

They Wore Dior

They wore Dior to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for the Mid-Winter Gala, on March 27, 2015: Pamela Baxter, Kate Bosworth, Paula Carano, Carolyn Chandler, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Vanessa Getty, Nancy Kukacka, Kathryn Lasater, John Mara, Kate Mara, Stephanie Marver, Sonya
San Francisco Real Estate Update compliments of Anne Laury, Coldwell Banker

Real Estate Update: Bay Area Inventory at Multi-Year Lows

  Bay Area home sales were once again slowed by a severe shortage of properties for sale. By now, the trend of lower inventory is all too familiar to agents and homebuyers alike. Buyers are ready willing and able to purchase
Erdem in San Francisco for San Francisco Opera

Erdem in San Francisco

Erdem and Saks Fifth Avenue staged a runway fashion show at the new San Francisco Cruise Terminal on Pier 27 for some 350 fashionable and philanthropic patrons of San Francisco Opera Guild, on March 25, 2015.  The evening marked Erdem Moralioğlu‘s first formal
Performance by the Punch Brothers -- Gabe Richard, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Chris Thile, Noam Bikelmy

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala 2015

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala on March 23, 2015, kicked off a week of red carpet style events in the Bay Area. World class music on Monday, an Erdem fall/winter 2015 fashion show for San Francisco Opera on Wednesday, Gentry‘s
Michael Dorman, Katrina Lemesany, Emmanuel Blackwell

The Y is Still Firing Up the StartUps

For the fourth consecutive year, some 400 corporate, philanthropic and community leaders and supporters gathered at the Y For Youth Luncheon: Fire Up the StartUps to support YMCA of San Francisco’s programs that serve more than 10,000 youth in San Francisco, San