Deepa Pakianathan wore an Elizabethan-era inspired headpiece by Alexander McQueen at Opera Ball, September 2013 (Drew Altizer Photography)
Norah and Norman Stone at the de Young for the Bulgari exhibition opening (Drew Altizer Photography)
Red Carpet Bay Area is always tuned in to the red carpet scene in San Francisco. The fall 2013 social season featured bold accessories on opening nights at San Francisco Opera,San Francisco Symphony, and at the de Young Museum. Some of the highlights:
Headgear: An Elizabethan-era inspired headpiece by Alexander McQueen on Deepa Pakinanathan, jeweled bindis on Alexis Traina and Nicole Curran, a feathered headband on Stephanie Ejabat, and a 1920s vintage headband on Sako Fisher.
Neckwear: A pheasant-feathered collar on Charlot Malin, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. on Charlotte Shultz, Bulgari’s serpentine necklace on Vanessa Getty, and a Vera Wang rhinestone encrusted bib on Marybeth La Motte.
Statement Pieces:Norah Stone’s “Creativity Explored” jacket from Comme des Garcon and Norman Stone‘s vintage artisanal Martin Margiela, Joy Bianchi‘s signature frames and Sonya Molodetskaya‘s gladiators on opening night at San Francisco Symphony.
Vanessa Getty wore Bulgari’s Serpenti necklace at the de Young dinner (Drew Altizer Photography)
Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. on Charlotte Shultz at Opera Ball (Drew Altizer Photography)
Charlot Malin’s gown with collar of pheasant feathers was designed by Keyna Aranguren, the collar is removable (Drew Altizer Photography)
Sonya Molodetskaya paired gladiators with her ballgown for the symphony gala (Moanalani Jeffrey Photography)
Joy Bianchi’s signature frames
Red Carpet Bay Area’s Marybeth La Motte wore a rhinestone-encrusted bib necklace by Vera Wang with her Vera Wang gown (Moanalani Jeffrey Photography)
Nicole Curran’s jeweled bindi at San Francisco Symphony’s opening gala, September 2013 (Moanalani Jeffrey Photography)
Stephanie Ejabat styled a feathered headband with Graff earrings, a vintage feather fan, and a Marc Jacobs gown for the de Young’s Bulgari exhibition dinner (Drew Altizer Photography)
Alexis Traina wore a jeweled bindi at Opera Ball, September 2013; bindis are said to retain energy, strengthen concentration and protect against bad luck (Drew Altizer Photography)
Sako Fisher, president of San Francisco Symphony, wore a 1920s vintage headband to the opening gala, September 2013 (Moanalani Jeffrey Photography)