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The San Diego Union-Tribune • Sunday, August 12, 2007
Instyle
CO N S U M E R CO R N E R
BEST & WORST
Here are comments from consumer cosmetics tester Paula
Begoun on her product picks for this month: Best: Estée
Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow ($17.50, pictured) “has
been reformulated, and although the previous version was
amazingly silky and applied beautifully and color-true,
this one is even better!” Worst: Neutrogena Advanced
Solutions Lip Rejuvenating Treatment SPF 20 ($16.09)
“does not contain the UVA-protecting ingredients of
titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or avobenzone, and is not
recommended for daytime protection.” Read detailed
reviews on www.cosmeticscop.com.
CLOTHING, CELEBRITIES AND CONSUMER TRENDS
Maree Mossmer was in a green
satin print by Cavalli.
Caroline Nierenberg wore blue by Talbot Runhof. (Behind her is a
pastiche of a painting by Magritte.)
Jennifer Greenfield chose
black with silver beading by
Vionnet.
BEAUTY ON
DISPLAY
‘Artrageous’ night
features works of art
and fabulous fashion
T
ABOVE:.
Chairwoman
Kathryn Stephens
wore black by
Roberto Cavalli.
She added a crystal
and onyx pin.
RIGHT: Shelley
Whittaker wore
moss green by
Carolina Herrera.
Michael Spengler
photos
he morning after the 2007 Jewel Ball, two
guests — speaking at different times and
in different places — judged it “the most
beautiful ever.”
They may have been right.
The 61st Jewel Ball was called “Artrageous” and it
was filled with clever paintings and sculptures created by the 50 women who are members of Las Patronas — pastiche tributes to Magritte, Mondrian,
Warhol and the like.
Tables on the tennis courts of the La Jolla Beach
& Tennis Club were covered in black and centered
with lofty explosions of white ostrich feathers.
Kathryn Stephens, a tall redhead, chaired the
Aug. 4 ball with the help of co-chairs Caroline
Nierenberg (another redhead) and Lydia McNeil.
Kathryn was regal in black by Roberto Cavalli.
Some of the others in black were Terry Cooper,
president of Las Patronas; Dianne Bashor, a major
donor to the ball; Lise Wilson, Ann White, and Jennifer Greenfield, who wore a gown with the newly
revived Paris label of Vionnet.
Shelley Whittaker chose a moss green dress by
Carolina Herrera; Caroline Nierenberg was in rich,
deep blue by Talbot Runhof (Caroline will chair the
Jewel Ball next year); and Maree Mossmer wore a
slithery green satin print by Cavalli. Valerie Cooper was in robin’s egg blue by Marc Bouwer;
Tanya Brandes wore silvery white by Versace; and Linda Swortwood was in a floral
chiffon with a handkerchief hemline. It
was by Ralph Lauren.
And Thom Tullis wore a tuxedo
shirt painted with dribbles of color
— a salute to Jackson Pollock.
SanDiegostyle
S E E N O N T H E ST R E E T
Looking classy, DELORES MCNEELY of Point Loma
was spotted while enjoying an evening with friends at the
Summer Pops. The 57-year-old sales executive for Union Bank
of California took some time to chat about her wardrobe.
Tell me about what you’re wearing tonight. I love the animal
print. And I’m wearing matching earrings that I got from Costa
Rica. I’m into earrings. And I love hats.
Describe your style. Elegant and sophisticated.
Where do you shop? Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Do you have any favorite designers? Armani. I have a black
Armani suit and I just love it. I also like Missoni knits.
What was your most recent purchase? This belt. I got it at
Neiman’s for almost $300. It’s super-wide. I saw it on Diane
Keaton in a movie recently and I loved it.
What’s your next purchase? St. John knits.
What’s your most luxurious item? An Armani dress
from Neiman’s. It’s silver-shimmery. Every time I wear it,
everybody says “wow.” I’m going to a wedding in Vegas
and I plan to wear it then.
So how do you dress for work? All business.
Two-piece business suits.
Do you have a lot of them? I absolutely cannot buy one more
suit! I have at least 40 — I need to purge!
What was the best $10 you’ve ever spent? I have a pair
of jeans from Ross that were $9.99.
What do you splurge on? Purses. I have two Louis Vuitton
purses, one black and one red.
Is there something you will never wear? Sweats — and
before this year, I was not a jeans type of person, but I just
went out and bought three new pairs!
— PHOTO AND TEXT BY CRISSY PASCUAL
ST Y L E F I L E
JUDGING
JENNIFER
Jennifer Lopez had a fashion
frenzy at three premières for her
new movie, “El Cantante,” costarring husband Marc Anthony.
She started in Puerto Rico with
a sparkling Atelier Versace with
sweeping train (below); chose a
salmon chiffon Marchesa for New
York City (fashion bloggers noted
it showed — oops! — a bikini top tan
line); and donned a flowing white
Alberto Ferretti in Los Angeles.
Which one is your favorite? Email us at [email protected]
com, and we’ll tell you the
consensus next Sunday.
— BURL STIFF
Associated Press photos
.