Sonya Molodetskaya with Willie Brown at San Francisco Symphony’s Centennial Gala, September 2011 (photo by Cori Miller)
Sonya Molodetskaya in a gown by Von Vonni
Sonya Molodetskaya in a gown by Azadeh Couture and necklace by Reveti, at San Francisco Opera Ball, September 2011
Red Carpet Bay Area’s Women of Style: In 2011, we spotted Sonya Molodetskaya. Sonya’s style stood out as unpredictable and brave, and she looked like she was having a lot of fun. We asked about some of her fashion choices:
Do you have any wardrobe challenges? My only wardrobe challenge is that my checkbook is not big enough for everything I want.
Please share a fashion don’t: Don’t show up in public with a poorly dressed man!
Do you have any personal rules when pulling together your look? How about for a black-tie event? Yes, I have rules, and I think every woman MUST if she wants to look good. I am not afraid to be different. For black tie events I like to wear gowns from new and up and coming designers, and it seems I get the most compliments when I do.
For cocktails? I like to blind people’s eyes with color; I prefer vibrant hues and textures. Even when choosing from a “safe” designer’s collection such as Oscar de la Renta, I manage to find the brightest pieces.
Sonya’s style at-a-glance, 2011:
Sonya Molodetskaya (in a dress by Chloe) with Willie Brown
Olga Dubrovsky and Sonya Molodetskaya in a top by Rachel Roy at the Graff store opening in San Francisco, November 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya with Denise Hale at Michael Mina’s 20th annniversary celebration, October 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya (left) at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families Gala, October 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya with Clara Shayevich at This Old Bag, a benefit for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, October 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya dressed for lunch and shopping, December 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya with a friend in San Francisco, November 2011
Sonya Molodetskaya out with friends for cocktails, February 2011
For lunch and shopping? I dress casually, though I add great heels and accessories. I usually shop alone and in the morning; you will see me everywhere from Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue to Zara and H&M. By lunch I am ready to pull fabulous heels and a statement necklace out of my purse and head to The Rotunda at Neiman’s for a visit with bartenders Lauren and Thomas.
Could you give us a fashion tip? I like chunky bracelets mixed with skinny bracelets and a tennis bracelet, anything from Hermes to H&M, all together on one arm.
Please share your top three beauty products? La Mer cream, day and night; Loreal Voluminous Millions Lashes Mascara is magical for my lashes; Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Makeup, nothing covers freckles or sun spots better.
More local women whose style we admire (in alphabetical order): Joy Bianchi, Lindsay Bolton, Barbara Brown, Karen Caldwell, Paula Carano, Carolyn Chandler, Dr. Carolyn Chang, Juliet de Baubigny, Samantha DuVall, Vanessa Getty, Angelique Griepp, Hasti Kashfia, Stephanie Marver, Deepa Pakianathan, Yurie Pascarella, Komal Shah, Sobia A. Shaikh, OJ Shansby, Charlotte Shultz, Sarah Somberg, Christine Suppes, Elizabeth Touw, Katie Traina, Dede Wilsey, Victoria Yeager