On Red Carpet Bay Area’s Top Five Women of Style list, 2011, is Yurie Pascarella. Yurie’s style is timeless and elegant, and we are always intriqued, so we asked:
Will you share a few fashion tips? Always be yourself. Fit is everything, find a good tailor and choose quality over quantity to build your wardrobe over time. Good shoes and handbags make all the difference. Stay away from the hottest item of the season, find your own style and stick to it.
Do you follow any rules when dressing for a black-tie event? I plan ahead for black-tie looks and pull everything together in advance including the handbag, shoes and jewelry. I recommend not trying to all of a sudden look different. Be you!
What do you think of as a fashion don’t? Don’t try to look younger than you are; age appropriate doesn’t mean dowdy. Make looks your own and don’t follow trends blindly; if you have a doubt it’s a don’t.
Which are your top three beauty products? A skincare line called M Lab I found at Harrod’s and can buy online; sunscreen everyday, I like EltaMD, and Latisse.
Yurie Pascarella in a Giambattista Valli dress and jacket at San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary’s fashion show, May 2011
Carl Pascarella with his wife Yurie (in a Balenciaga Edition jacket) at the de Young’s opening gala for the Balenciaga & Spain exhibition, March 2011
Yurie wearing an antique hand-embroidered caftan found in Istanbul (and her husband said she would never wear it …) at San Francisco Symphony’s Chinese New Year celebration, February 2011
… a Chanel jacket and ripped jeans for lunch and shopping in San Francisco, August 2011
… in Alexander McQueen at San Francisco Ballet’s opening gala, January 2011
Yurie in a silver blue beaded and sequined gown by Elie Saab at San Francisco Symphony’s Centennial Gala, September 2011
Yurie calls this her Good Luck ensemble (by Chanel); she wore it to the Kentucky Derby where their horse, Animal Kingdom, won!
… in a Chanel suit with a mix of semi-baroque, black and costume pearl necklaces at San Francisco Symphony’s Carolina Herrera fashion show, April 2011
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, Sonya Molodetskaya, Deepa Pakianathan, Komal Shah, Sobia A. Shaikh, OJ Shansby, Charlotte Shultz, Christine Suppes, Elizabeth Touw, Katie Traina, Dede Wilsey, Victoria Yeager