2010 Gorgeous & Green SF Gala
The ecofabulous ladies were accompanied by James Van Der Beek, Kimberly Brook, Rhona Mitra and Daphne Zuniga, Anna Getty, spoken word poet Steve Connell, Marissa Mayer, Splendora’s Gina Pell and a host of internet and cleantechnorati who rocked the W Hotel (LEED certified, bien sur) on December 13th. Check out the video below from SFWIRE for interviews and a glimpse of the party action:
At 7:30 pm, the vintage Fashion Show astounded guests with unbelievable glam 50s and 60s collector pieces as well as the latest collections from top designers who blend consciousness with high style. The glistening Stars Models strutted down the runway in sizzling vintage looks from Vintage a la Mode, Ricky Serbin Haute, the Vutique, and Torso Vintages. Local San Francisco-designer Karen Caldwell debuted several jaw-dropping gowns (one of which was promptly whisked off to Rihanna).
Also showcased were boutiques Eco Citizen and Oak & Co. and eco-fashion designers Emily Melville, Silk Utopia, and Pierre Andre Senizergues with his new collection C PAS. The nod to Mad Men continued with hair and makeup orchestrated by Pureology and Jane Iredale respectively, transporting us back to an era of enchanting beehive updos and cat eyes. A photo booth set was available for guests to get their 1960′s ad age groove on, compliments of Orange Photography. Check out all of the runway fashion show photos (as well as more pf guests and the chic decor) by Drew Altizer.
Rave reviews are pouring in about the lush living walls and vertical gardens that flanked both sides of the runway this year from Design Ecology. Landscape architect Josiah Raison Cain grew them off-site and then installed them (thanks for the oxygen!) at the W Hotel. The energy in the room was electric thanks to DJ Donovan who energized the crowd with his sexy beats and then spun a fashion show montage that spanned Frank Sinatra’s Unforgettable to Kascade’s mega dance hit “Don’t Stop Dancing,” which many guests then took literally.
“This room is gorgeous!” exclaimed Peter Glatzer from SHFT upon entering the Patron Dinner. Kimberly Rider Interiors led the creation of the glamorous mid-century decor by borrowing items from Blueprint Studios and Coup d’Etat Antiques including sensational retro chairs, velvet settees, gold chandeliers, scalloped mirrors, and even the famous Mad Men desk. Rugs from the Florence Broadhurst Collection, Alexander’s and Cadrys added colorful, nature-inspired elegance to the walls.
Guests at the cocktail party enjoyed libations by eco.love Wines, organic 360 Vodka, Arta Tequila, MateVeza yerba mate beer, the very pure Vinas de Oro pisco from Clear Grape, refreshing Bionade and Numi Tea, and of course pitchers of filtered water. No bottled water in sight! Gorgeous & Green was also a target zero waste event with enthusiastic recycling and composting in effect. All printing was done on 100% recycled New Leaf Paper with vegetable inks to save forests and help protect our majestic blue/green planet.
At the end of the night, VIPs were treated to an abundant eco-gift bags by Make Love Not Trash stuffed with decadent dolings by Melvita, Weleda, Pureology, Brita FilterForGood, EcoTools, Alter Eco bars, Nude Skin Care, Korres, Suki, Earthlust, Sugar Beach by Stellar Spa, TCHO chocolates, Luna Bars, Duchess Marden, and many more.
We would have written it up sooner, but the after party proved far too fun – thanks Steve Connell and James Joaquin for keeping the poetry and beats a bumpin’.