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.
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I love parties. I love caviar. Not shocking admissions. When caviar is served at a party, it is a unique event, and I am both thrilled and honored. As a purist, I prefer my caviar with sips of chilled vodka and service in a plain dollop on the back of the hand. The best server of caviar in this tradition was Dieter Jenkins, the former maitre d’ at The Francisca Club and a part-time waiter for McCall’s. Impeccably dressed in black-tie, with a winning smile and crisp white gloves, Dieter served caviar in the most elegant way, a dollop on the hand with just the right amount. Anticipating Dieter’s caviar service made waiting in a short queue for it worthwhile. Now this: I was waiting for caviar at a recent party when the woman in front of me requested the service on her hand. The waiter obliged, but rather than dollop, he spread the caviar on her hand with a spoon. Not only smashing the little delicacy, but also touching her skin. I was aghast when he put the spoon back into the large bowl of caviar. I had to speak up, I could not help myself. I asked the waiter to try dolloping without touching the skin. He tried again on the woman, dolloped, and then wiped the spoon clean on her hand. There was more skin contact then the first time. I tried explaining again, “No, you cannot touch the skin.” He responded, irritated, “I have to do it my way.” No more caviar for me.
Tickets are $15 in advance here,,or $19 at the door
Wobbly World is a collection of singers and musicians from Bulgaria, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Lebanon, Cuba, Vietnam, West Africa and the United States who embody the American spirit of connection and collaboration. Red Carpet Bay Area introduces Freddy Clarke:
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.
Remember when you were a little girl and paraded around in your floral dress, frilly white socks, shiny black shoes and Easter bonnet? Now that you are all grown up and times have changed, what are the fashion choices for Easter?
Florals, pastels and vintage are IN. Soft blues, pinks, purples, oranges and yellows can be seen on practically every accessory for spring 2013. Dress for success by looking to the styles on the runway for inspiration.
1960s Floral Patterned Dresses
Spring fashion is going mod and swinging back to the ’60s. Playful, bold and bright prints abound, with short hems and A-line silhouettes. Contrast piping, bright and block patterns are in vogue. Also popular are green and white checkered dresses, psychedelic and sheer blouses, and bold, colorful and sweet florals. Incorporate some modern style with a neon handbag and faux jewels. If you’re feeling extra groovy, draw inspiration from an Easter flowers centerpiece and don tulip-inspired prints.
For gentlemen, choose a brightly colored button down shirt, add an elegant, black bow-tie and black slacks, or blue jeans if your crowd is more casual. For women, fully embrace the geek-chic style with Mad Men style dresses: sleeveless, scoop neck-styles in hues of emerald green, pink, black or red.
For a romantic, whimsical look, pull out the crochet and lace. Emerald green, milky pastels and white are colors that bring smiles. Mint green is surprisingly complimentary on every skin type. Pair mint green with a pop of coral on your nails and shoes.
Stripes are always a popular choice and never go out of style. Horizontal stripes can make you appear slimmer and vertical stripes help you look taller. For an elegant rocker look, pair a black and white stripped babydoll tee with a flowy, mint green skirt. All over striped maxi dresses are popping up all over the place and are ideal for any party. Wear them with earrings and heels for a dressier option or wavy hair and flip flops for an Easter egg hunt on the lawn.
Sheer has made a bold statement this year and is sticking far into summer. Sheer fashion is a statement that dares and teases onlookers. It encompasses the subtle and sexual to the monochromatic and colorful. If you’re daring enough, wear a pistachio sheer top paired with peek-a-boo bra and white pants. But if that’s too daring for you, a simple undershirt with the sheer top will look absolutely fabulous as well.
While getting ready for the event you’ve been looking forward to all week, you check yourself in the mirror and begin to watch your expressions. How you will greet the people you meet? Should you have a confident smile and a “Hi! It’s nice to meet you,” or possibly a cool smirk and the famous Joey Tribbiani signature: “How yooouuu doooin?” You begin to think about your friends and past experiences of smiles and body language. What exactly does that flirtatious little smirk mean?
The Mary-Kate and Ashley Pout
Is it a grimace or a coy pout? An empty expression? The sullen crookedness of the quintessential Olsen-twin grin raises the classic question: What is she thinking? The New York Observer calls it “the prune” meaning every time they smile, instead of saying “cheese,” they say, “prune!”
The Man Who Can’t Smile for the Camera
We all have that friend who can never….EVER…be serious in a picture. It’s like his own little photobomb every single time. What’s the reason behind this rebellion?
Theory #1 — Insecurity. He does not want his real image forever captured in film. He thinks, “What if I have a double chin?” So, he takes on the “I’m the fun guy of the crew” role in order to save face. What he doesn’t realize is that he actually has now become the “insecure goofy one of the crew.”
Theory #2 — He really IS the fun one. Check out this funny video of a true goofball.
From a Pout to a Full-On Smile
This one is a pout that evolves into a smirk that becomes a nose-crinkling grin, eventually transforming into a full-force toothy smile. This is a great one. Genuine at it’s best.
The ‘You’re an Idiot’ Smile
You’re funny but you’re not really funny. The “I’m lying” smile. The “I’m having a great time but I totally hate you” smile. The “I’m breaking up with you as soon as we get back to your place” smile.
The I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry Smile
Smile #1 - The psychopath who smiles not to convey emotion but to only further his agenda, as depicted in Psychology Today.
Smile #2 - The Childlike flirt.
The Guess What I’m Thinking Smile
The Eyebrow Raise With a Wink Smile
This can be optimistic, flirty or downright creepster.
The ‘I’m Getting Tipsy and Frisky’ Smile
I’m ‘Gonna Do Something Bad Now’ Smile
The Quick, Huge Smile
Also know as the “Say Cheese” smile. Psychology Today explains how a fake smile uses just one voluntary contraction of a facial muscle, while a genuine smile involves that orbicularis oculi (muscles extending into the cheeks), which is an involuntary movement, meaning you can’t force it. A quick, large smile isn’t necessarily all bad, though. It could be a gesture of respect and a quick hello, or it could be completely ill-mannered and condescending. We can usually tell the difference. Making people happy one free hug and quick smile at a time:
It takes more muscles to frown than to smile. Try frowning right now. It’s actually quite humorous to try. — Martin Santiago
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