Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gorgeous and Green Event : Dec 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
5:30 pm Patron Reception & Dinner
7:30 pm Cocktail Party & Eco-Fashion Show

The W San Francisco
181 Third Street , San Francisco

* Celebrity Guests
* Patron Dinner with Aziza Iron Chef Mourad Lahlou
* Eco-Chic Fashion Show
* Leading Sustainable Companies
* Glamorous Green D├ęcor
* VIP Lounge
* Special Musical Performances
* Eco-friendly Cocktails courtesy of VeeV
* VIP Gift Bags
* Art Show by the famous Sage Vaughn
* Newton Vineyards
* Living Vertical Wall by Design Ecology
* Numi Tea, Bionade, Mateveza
* VIP bags by Rickshaw Bagworks
* Beats by DJ Donovan
* An ecofabulous event
* Eco Intelligent Transportation by Bauer’s

Mayor Gavin Newsom & First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Josie Maran, Billy Zane, Amy Smart, Kate Dillon, Peter Mensah, Angela Lindvall

Co-Chairs: Zem Joaquin, Nadine Weil
Vice-Chairs: Amber Marie & Christopher Bently, Denise Bauer
Host Committee: Matt Petersen, Lily Achatz, Jessica Appelgren, Maya Baratz, Andrew Beebe, Sarah Berger, Brian Bunch, Julie Chaiken, Scott Claxon, EmilieCowan, Amy Darland, Jeff Denby, Nellie Draganic, Mark Dwight, Matt Eastling, Jennifer Fick, Alison Gelb Pincus, Anthony Gilmore, Joel Goodrich, Nick Graham, Moira Hanes, Jordan Harris, Lucas Heldfond, Brandon Hernandez, Deirdre Holbrook, Jonna Hunter, Jay Jeffers, Bruce Katz, Jason Kibbey, Roxanne Klein, Cynthia Koehler, Marco Krapels, Piper Kujac, Michele Llanos, CR Lipton, Janet Macgillivray Wallace, Margaret Mitchell, Sara Mossman, Aaron Mutscheller, Clarissa Nicosia , Michelle Odom, Heidi Pettit, Lori Puccinelli, Jenevieve Randall, Richard Rocca, Claudia Ross, Michael Rubenstein, Sarah Shaw, David Shearer, Lindsey Shook, Al Smyth, Marla Steuer, Akemi Tamaribuchi, Karen Tamblyn, Steve Teijeiro, Elyssa Cahill Thorp, Tara Trask, Leslie Turnbull, Joslin Van Arsdale, Alyssa Warnock, Will Wick

Benefiting the nonprofit Global Green
$250: 1 Cocktail ticket, 7:30 pm arrival
$1,000: 1 VIP ticket, 7:30 pm arrival, VIP Lounge, VIP Gift Bag
$2,500: 1 Patron ticket, 5:30 pm arrival, Patron Dinner, VIP Lounge, VIP Gift Bag
$5,000: Silver Sponsor
$10,000: Gold Sponsor
$25,000: Platinum Sponsor
VIP Gift Bag Inclusion


Cocktail Attire or Luxury-Eco

For press inquiries, please contact Claudia Ross at

Fashion Show produced by Lily Achatz and Clarissa Nicosia featuring top eco-fashion designers including Leila Hafzi and PACT with support provided by Eco Citizen Boutique, Vie Bungalow Showroom and Karen Tamblyn. Beats by DJ Donovan. Hair by Pureology. Jewelry by Amber Marie Bently. Models by Stars Model Management.

The Gorgeous & Green Patron Dinner is presented by Iron Chef Mourad Lahlou, Chef Louis Maldonado, and Melissa Chou of Michelin star-rated Aziza Restaurantand features celebrity guests, a top musician, and gourmet organic cuisine.

WHO’S THERE (to date):
eBay, PG&E, Rabobank, SolarCity, Pureology, O Organics, Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, VeeV, Design Ecology, Newton Vineyards, Rickshaw Bagworks, Blueprint Studios, 360 Vodka, Korbel, Numi Tea, Bionade, Mateveza, Duchess Marden, PACT, Popchips, EO, New Leaf Paper, Forty Oaks Farm, Arcona, Green Garmento, Orchard Garden Hotel, Epi Center MedSpa

Media Sponsors: ecofabulous, Spin, CocoEco

VOLUNTEER: If you would like to volunteer, please reply with the subject line “Volunteer”

Global Green's mission is to foster a global value shift towards a sustainable and secure future by working to expand green building and green schools, mitigate global warming, and ensure access to clean water. Global Green is the national arm of Green Cross International, Mikhail Gorbachev's environmental organization. Global Green hosts the Red Carpet Green Cars Campaign at the Oscars and is a leader of the green rebuilding of New Orleans .

Saturday, November 21, 2009

CHANEL Re-Opening in San Francisco

Photography by Drew Altizer

A Private Invitation to the CHANEL World

The CHANEL boutique re-opening on November 19, 2009 was a spectacular production created by Claudia Ross of Cross Marketing PR. It was a truly CHANEL affaire, co-hosted by the always beautiful and impeccable team of Vanessa Getty and Samantha Traina.

Co-Host Samantha Traina

Co-Host Vanessa Getty

CHANEL Fashion Division President Barbara Cirkva
Susan Clatworthy

Betsy Linder and Karen Caldwell

Maria Manetti Farrow

Bahya Oumlil-Murad

Danielle Steel, Samantha Traina and John Traina

Jennifer Siebel Newson

The exquisite crowd dressed to the nines as tribute to the iconic fashion house and the legendary "Madame Coco Chanel" in beige, white, and black, accessorized with beautiful pearls, camellias, and beautiful jewelry. The exclusive guests enjoyed a spectacular night with a non-stop flow of Perrier-Jouet champagne, cocktails, and exquisite hors d'ouevres.

The Amazing Decor inside the Tent on Maiden Lane

Fall-Winter 2009/2010 Haute Couture

Geordon Nicol and NY DJ/Model Leigh Lezark

Maria Bello

Tatiana Sorokko

Elizabeth Thieriot

Bahya Oumlil-Murad and Karen Tamblyn

Margaret Mitchell and Sonya Molodetskaya

Rosalina Lydster and Deepa Pakianatham

Denise Hale and Danielle Steel

The fabulous production for the re-opening was canopied outside Maiden with a high-ceilinged, silver-lined white tent and framed by the exclusive debut of The Fall-Winter 2009/2010 Haute Couture Collection flown in directly from Paris especially for this affaire.

Billy Getty and Co-Host Vanessa Getty

Maria Bello and Vanessa Getty

Claudia Ross, Charleston Pierce and Jennifer Siebel Newson

CHANEL Fashion Division President Barbara Cirkva, VP of Client Development Angela Dotson, and CHANEL San Francisco Director Anne Wagner joined the exclusive San Francisco guest list including: Danielle Steel, Maria Bello, Yurie Pascarella, Vandy Boudreau, Samantha Ritchey, Elizabeth Thieriot, Karen Caldwell, jewelry designer Rosalina Lydster, Maria Manetti Farrow, Denise Hale, Mayor Gavin Newson and wife Jennifer Siebel Newson, Damion Matthews, Margaret Mitchell, Victoria and Adrian Sawyer, Craig Lipton, Bahya Oumlil-Murad, Sophie Azouaou, Adorean Boleancu, Joel Goodrich, Mark Calvano, Todd and Katie Traina, Billy and Peter Getty, Deepa Pakianatham, Joy Bianchi, Jodie Thelander, among others.

Joy Bianchi and Billy Getty

NY Architect Peter Marino and Denise Hale

Victoria Sawyer and Adrian Sawyer

Serge and Tatiana Sorokko

Charleston Pierce, Jennifer Siebel and Keith Scott

O J Shansby and Yurie Pascarella

The newly redesigned boutique boasts entrances on both Maiden Line and Geary. The design is the work of New York architect and long time CHANEL collaborator Peter Marino. It is an expression of the CHANEL legacy. He has given the store a sense of detail and timeless style for which CHANEL is known. Guests will enjoy pleated silk paneling, custom-created, hand plastered walls, and an ivory cabuca stone floor. Walls and ceiling feature patterned plaster with gold leaf, a gold travertine floor, tweed inspired carpet, custom CHANEL tweed sofa in beige, white and black (of course!), custom slipper chairs in woven pink, beige and white fabric, and suspended lacquer shelves. The store has sections for Ready-to-Wear, Handbags, Costume Jewelry, Shoes, Watches and Fragrance and Beauty. In celebration of this exciting reopening, two looks from the cruise runway 2010, a special handbag and shoes, will be available exclusively in San Francisco.

Without any doubt, the CHANEL re-opening in San Francisco was one of the most spectacular productions of the year.

Vandy Boudreau and Vanessa Getty

Adorean Boleancu, Susan Clatworthy, Barbara Cirkva
Sophie Azouaou

Sunday, November 8, 2009

San Francisco Gala: amFAR, The Foundation For AIDS Research

Drew Altizer Photography

amFAR Chairs

Kenneth Cole, Supermodel Maggie Rizer
Rex Lee

amFAR CEO Kevin Frost and Chair Stephen Brady

Supermodel Maggie Rizer

Kenneth Cole and Maggie Rizer

On November 6, amFAR supporters from across San Francisco came together to pay tribute to Bay Area Residents who have made significants contributions of their time, talents and resources to benefit their community and to help advance the worldwide battle agains AIDS.

Sebastian Siegel and Claudia Ross

Martha Wash and Rex Lee

Hilary Olsen and Francein Hansen

Host Rex Lee HBO's Entourage, Supermodel Maggie Rizer and Oxford born actor Sebastian Siegel welcomed over 420 guests at The Four Season to the 11th annual San Francisco Gala. Among the attendees were Joy Bianchi, Denise Hale, Vanessa Getty, Claudia Ross, Kimberly Miller, Paul Holm, Derek Besenfelder, Mark Rhodes, Beth Towsend, Teresa Williamsom, Mark Calvano, Scott Harkonen, Sandy Mendel, Keylee Sanders, Marcy Nathan, Juliette Barkdull, Jolynn Hardimann, Antonio White, Captain Michael Gerald just to mention a few.

Juliette Barkdull, Jolynn Hardiman
Karen Tamblyn

Keylee Sanders, Derek Besenfelder

Keylee Sanders and Sandy Mendel

Joy Bianchi and Paul Holm

Stefanie Roumeliotes and Mark Calvano

Captain Michael Gerald, Christina Zee
Antonio White

Supermodel Maggie Rizer

Denise Hale and Vanessa Getty

Stephen Brady and Vanessa Getty

Stephen Brady and Denise Hales

The event was chaired by Stephen Brady, Peter Poulos, Joel Goodrich, Lisa Sardegna and David Carrillo, Nick Augustinos and Curt Kirschner, Tim Hanlon and Fred Naranjo.

Mark Rhodes and Joy Bianchi

Joel Goodrich, Brenda Zarate, Beth Towsend
Mark Calvano

Kenneth Cole and Dr. Mervyn Silverman