Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer's Hottest Fashion: Epi Center Medspa 11th Anniversary

What is this summer's hottest fashion?

Margaret Mitchell and Jennifer Schaefer

What's the one part of any evening's ensemble you always wear? Before you put on the hot dress, the smoking shoes, or the glitter and bling, the biggest fashion statement is made with your SKIN. Healthy, smooth and clear skin is always IN. This was a key message at the recent 11th Anniversary Celebration of the San Francisco Epi Center Med Spa, an institute for sustainable beauty.

Medical Director Scott Mosser ( Left)

Zem Joaquin, Joy Bianchi, Jennifer Schaefer and Margaret Mitchell

The Epi Center was opened in 1998, the first of its kind and an ongoing leader in the field of skin rejuvenation, combining cutting edge medicing and eco-friendly and organic techniques, such as its proprietary PhotoFacial Elite treatment. The center was named "The greenest Spa" by SF Premier Lifestyle magazine 7x7, noting its role as vanguard in the "green beauty" movement.

The nation's first medical spa gathered San Francisco's VIP list list to join Founder and President Margaret Mitchell, Medical Director & Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Scott Mosser, Director of Clinical Operations Jennifer Schaefer, and their staff to cheer another successful year in business.

Reginald Stone Singing Unforgettable

A Dance To Be Remembered

It was a night filled with a fabulous performance by Reginald Stone, singing the classic Nat King Cole favorites. Among the SF elite on the guest list were socialite Joy Bianchi, Ecofabulous Founder and Style Guru Zem Joaquin, the Leftwhich Team: Founder Sam Leftwhich, President Richard Okiuye, Design Christopher Lee, Le Club Owner Gina Milano, Wick Design Founder Will Wick, and many others

Margaret Mitchell, Guest, Will Wick and Karen Tamblyn

Guest and Maria Ehmer (Left)

Jennifer Schaefer, Margaret Mitchell, Zem Joaquin
Gina Milano


Joy Bianchi

In addition to the beautiful celebration and the healthy glowing skin, we were also treated to another evening of SF fashion. Joy Bianchi and Jennifer Schaefer were impeccable in vintage (Jennifer's Gucci shoes were unforgettable). Margaret Mitchell was stunning in a bright red, floor length gown. Gina Milano was channeling Marilyn Monroe in a sleevless, sea foam cocktail dress. Obviously, being eco-friendly doesn't mean fashion gets left behind


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Edition by Banana Republic: The Launch Party At The Westfield Mall

Banana Republic Executives

Marco Querci, Jenna Renfrew, Jack Calhoun
Susan Alvarez, Anja Hart and Chris Nicklo

Claudia Ross, Chris Nicklo, Anja Hart, and Karen Tamblyn

Sheila Shekar, Mark Nitkey, and Anja Hart

Claudia Ross Chris Nicklo, and Anja Hart

What an incredible night! San Francisco's most fashionable attended the launch party on May 13th for the new, limited line created by Banana Republic: "Edition."

Over 200 of SF's fashion elite filled the private reception and were treated to champagne and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. The exclusive VIP list included: socialites Joy Bianchi, Elizabeth Touw, Sobia Shaikh, Le Club owner Gina Milano, SFLuxe Founder Damion Matthews, RedCarpetSF Founder Marybeth La Motte, Style Icon Tatiana Sorokko, Epi Center MedSpa Founder Margaret Mitchell,  Leftwhich Design and Production Christopher Lee, Designer Lisa Alexander, Gallery Owner Karen Caldwell, Concierge Solutions Founder Maria Ehmer, and Real Estate Exec Joel Goodrich.

Anja Hart, Chris Nicklo, Simon Kneen

Angel Allison

Christopher Lee and Jessica Engholm(Right)

Fabulous Edition Shoes (Limited Collection)

The impact of the exquisite collection was the talk of the evening. This line delivered gorgeous gems, bold shoes and over-the-top accessories that were fashionable and updated.

Susan Alvarez, Marco Querci and Anja Hart

Joy Bianchi and BR President Jack Calhoun

Cross Marketing, the SF-based firm owned and founded by Claudia Castillo Ross, delivered another successful and flawless event.

Representing Banana Republic were executives including President Jack Calhoun, Peter Deluca SVP Marketing, Simon Keen EVP of Design & Creative Director, Anja Hart VP Accessories & Merchandising, Susan Alvarez Merchandise, Sheila Shekar Marketing & Communications, Marco Querci Handbag Designer, Anna Periklos GM Edition just to mention a few.

Bravo to the creative team that came up with a line that is exquisite but with a price point accessible to the most reluctant shopper.

We can't wait for the next run of Edition pieces. Remember that the idea behind this new concept is to maintain an exclusive and limited production of pieces, no more than 50-100 available worldwide. For example, I managed to land a pair of shoes I LOVE (see above) and only twelve pairs were produced. Period. It's breathtaking.

FYI the products are HOT and selling fast!!!!