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Photo by Michael - originally posted to Flickr as Emerald Bay, Creative Commons

Cocktails at Lake Tahoe

Twas the night before the Oscar de la Renta show, a cocktail party at the Ritz. Sponsors and special guests gathered for a lively mix. Most women wore his dresses, their hair done with ...
Silent Film Star Gloria Swanson by James Abbe, 1921

How to be the Most Disliked Girl at the Party

How to be the most disliked girl at the party: — Smoke — Exude confidence rather than arrogance — Wear the best dress — Share facts from your latest scientific discovery or ...
Children's Champions 2016

Children’s Champions 2016

Children's Champions is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and play! Fit Kids and Wender Weis Foundation for Children host the benefit event for local underserved children each ...
"Margene's had the perfect birdcage veil to go with the dress that I selected." Olivia Smartt. on Yelp

Margene’s Bridal Story is Ending

Since 1961, Margene Burns has helped every kind of bride analyze every detail of her wedding day style. Margene spent 55 years examining dresses, their fit, color and accessories in her ...
Marybeth La Motte and Karen Caldwell in Dolce & Gabbana

Wearing the Same Dress

Have you ever gone to a party and someone was wearing the same dress as you? It happens all the time, yet not to me until a couple of weeks ago at the Mid-Winter Gala in San Francisco. ...
M2057 by Maria Pinto, Spring 2016

Maria Pinto and San Francisco

Thank you to everyone who came out to meet Chicago-based fashion designer Maria Pinto in San Francisco. Together we welcomed and supported a talented woman who not only dresses the ...
Joanna Hidalgo

Red Carpet Bay Area Editor Receives Emmy Nod

Red Carpet Bay Area editor Joanna Hidalgo received an Emmy® for outstanding craft achievement in a non-news program, for La Divina Callas, a segment from Red Carpet Bay Area’s ...
Yves Saint Laurent, The Exhibition

Yves Saint Laurent, The Exhibition

In anticipation of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective opening at the de Young this week, a peek back at Yves Saint Laurent, The Exhibition. Red Carpet Bay Area interviews at the gala ...
Oscar de la Renta

My Favorite Oscars

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective opens March 12, 2016 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, is the curator ...
Left: Debbie McIntyre, André Leon Talley, Maggie Bishop Right: André's birthday cake was a frosting version of Vogue

André Leon Talley Inspires Style

The last time we saw André Leon Talley in San Francisco, it was his birthday! The editor-at-large for Vogue, a Libra, celebrated at Neiman Marcus Union Square on October 16, 2008. ...
Tami Tong Bhaumik, Lauren Lai Bellings, Leigh Wasson, Patricia Lee Hoffmann, Judy Zafran

SF Symphony Welcomes the Year of the Monkey

San Francisco Symphony celebrated the Year of the Monkey with a Festival Reception, Chinese New Year Concert and Imperial Dinner on February 13, 2016, at the Louise M. Davies Symphony ...
Royal Style by Vasily Vein

Royal Style by Vasily Vein

Royal Style by Vasily Vein -- Russian born fashion designer Vasily Vein creates gowns appropriate for an Empress and dresses fit for a princess at a small studio in Sausalito. "I want ...