70 degrees, the sun peeking over the hill as I entered the gorgeous Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, the SF Ballet Auxiliary Show hosted by Neiman Marcus is one of the only runway shows in San Francisco worthy of such a large (450, to be exact), and may I add chic, audience.
As I entered the cocktail reception, my eyes could only focus from the neck down. I’m in the business of paying attention from the neck down so please forgive me. Upon first glance, I see a bevy of stylish, sophisticated women double kissing and showering one another with Emily Post appropriate niceties. They are lovely, but I zoom in on a Mary Katrantzou flirty, baby blue structured ballerina dress, which also rather serendipitously made its way into the runway show. A bold and uber chic off the shoulder Faith Connexion tuxedo jacket and metallic pleated skirt, Sophia Webster gladiator heeled sandals and her chartreuse, or was it yellow, Dior clutch on none other than Sonya Molodetskaya. I’d be remiss not to mention the Rubin Singer cream and black printed dress with a structured cape on the gorgeous Sobia Shaikh or the fact that Damion Matthews was as dapper and chicly understated as ever in a black fitted suit and monochromatic shirt and tie combo, his hair styled to perfection. I was so lucky to serve as Damion’s fashion accessory in a few Drew Altizer photos, wearing my own geometric, metallic Kenzo dress and Gianvito Rossi heeled sandals.