In case you missed Marybeth La Motte’s column in the latest issue of FSHN Magazine, it featured Red Carpet Bay Area’s coverage of San Francisco Opera Guild’s holiday dinner onstage at the War Memorial Opera House and 50 Years of Unconditional Love at Glide:
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Junior League of San Francisco’s 88th Annual Fashion Show, Infinitely Chic, will take place on March 21, 2014, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Model tryouts are this Thursday, January 9, at 6:30 pm at the Fairmont Hotel; only members may tryout but anyone is welcome to watch and cheer them on. Check out the video below for my tryout in 2012. I made it, even though my shoe fell off when I got half-way across the room (we cut that out of the video, of course)! This year I’ve been invited to model again, and I can’t wait! Fashion Show tickets are on sale now and proceeds support the Junior League of San Francisco — women empowering women and improving our community. I hope to see you at the show on March 21!
Marybeth La Motte’s latest Red Carpet column for FSHN is in the magazine’s winter issue and available online and in print at newsstands now. Check it out for scenes from the Atherton home of Jennifer Carrico and Chris Kelly at the 49ers Academy Gala, Rodin by Moonlight, a biennial event at Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University, Museum of the African Diaspora’s eighth anniversary in San Francisco, and SFMOMA’s Bay Area Treasure award dinner for George Lucas.
… and this year Marc Benioff is bringing Green Day, Blondie and hosting an after-party with MC Hammer at AT&T Park on November 19th! All proceeds benefit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Oakland. The concert is presented by Salesforce.com Foundation in conjunction with the Dreamforce Gala. A limited number of tickets are still available.
Red Carpet Bay Area attended last year’s event with Dana Carvey, Lady Antebellum and MC Hammer, watch the video:
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September social events are just one week away. Here is my red-carpet ready plan:
One month before: get on with the workouts and back into a three-days-a-week routine with Kristi Dowler. Kristi’s workouts not only give me energy and get me outside, but also deliver quick results. One of the best accessories with any gown is sculpted arms.
Two or three weeks before: Fraxel or a chemical peel from Cheryl Pierce to ease the latest damage on my summer sun-kissed skin.
Two days before: Hydrating facial from Theresa Ferrar for a clean, healthy glow.
One day before:
1. Professional manicure and pedicure in shades that compliment my dress. Note, I read a tip from Sally Hansen that said for long nails the squoval is out, and that polish on the fingers and toes should not match. I keep my nails short so I will go with an oval; I like a matching mani-pedi, but it’s good to know the latest trends.
2. A light shade of spray tan from MilVali Salon. My skin looks better tan, and the spray-on type doesn’t leave me looking parched or aged.
1. Professional hair and makeup at MilVali Salon equals confidence.
2. Leave the house early to avoid a stressful ride in the car; arrive on-time to enjoy all the sights and sounds.
I attended opera ball for the first time in 1994; I’ll never forget my seat mate’s comment, “One never wears black to the opera!” Oops and I thought I looked great in my black silk gown by Calvin Klein. I still have the dress, and I still like it, though I will not wear it to opera ball again. I have not missed an opera ball since then — watching the gowns, the jewels, the hairstyles, the air kisses, the pomp, and the performances — has become a much-loved pastime.
Of all the opera balls since, my favorite was on September 5, 1997, San Francisco Opera’s 75th anniversary celebration and return to the War Memorial Opera House after two years and an $88.5 million restoration. The ball was chaired by Jane Hartley, 75th anniversary celebration chairs were Sally Jordan and Gretchen Leach, and Linle Froeb and Brian Hackfeld chaired the Bravo! Club’s celebration.
Not only was the audience in awe over the restored great gold curtain, starburst chandelier and rich, red velvet seats, but also the gala concert hosted by soprano Beverly Sills and actor Derek Jacobi as master of ceremonies. Then general director Lotfi Mansouri served up performances from legendary divas Leonie Rysanek and Joan Sutherland, and from some of the world’s greatest opera stars including Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Ruth Ann Swenson, Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey, just to name a few. We dined and danced in a luxurious tent following the memorable performance and got home at 2:00 am, in time to watch a sad and beautiful farewell to Princess Diana, her funeral, on television.
I look forward to returning to the War Memorial Opera House for opera ball on September 6, 2013, where nothing has changed since 1932. Throughout the restoration, Lotfi Mansouri insisted on keeping everything the same, from the carpeting to the coverings and configurations for the seats, everything was replicated. This year I’ll wear red, from Vera Wang.
She has 145 stores, 127 are in Australia, 18 in the United States, all in California, one at 2090 Union Street in San Francisco, and another opening next week at Stonestown. Lorna Jane creates high-performance active wear that is also noticeably stylish. Lorna Jane’s personal and business philosophy is centered around three verbs: move, nourish and believe. I won’t argue with that. So, the reason for my post — her Flashdance pants are awesome — a pair is sold every 30 seconds in Australia. You can get two pairs for $100 at the Union Street Store, corner of Webster.
And, Lorna Jane will let you swap your old active wear for new! Bring in three pre-loved, still wearable items from any brand, and receive $15 credit towards a new purchase. Lorna Jane will donate the old items for you.
2. Spending time with family, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, or lounging.
3. Tasting the hand-picked mangoes, crisp lemongrass, and freshly-caught Opakapaka.
4. Taking in the majestic view from the lobby bar while savoring Jean-Georges’ signature cocktails.
5. Enjoying an elegant cabana situated in the perfect spot between the beach and the pool.
6. Getting spoiled by the dedicated and seasoned staff.
7. Rejuvenating with therapeutic and luxurious spa treatments.
Kauai is my secret, please do not tell too many people.