Christiana Wyly, John Manoochehri, Andre Heinz, Maggie Grace

Christiana Wyly, John Manoochehri, Andre Heinz, Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace and Rosario Dawson host Global Green 9th annual Gorgeous & Green gala in San Francisco

With eco-splendor and extravagance of 1920s America, Global Green USA held its 9th Annual Gorgeous and Green San Francisco Gala.

Global Green Presents the

Global Green USA Presents: The Green Gatsby

The event took place at the Bently Reserve, a beautiful San Francisco LEED-certified green building owned by devoted green leader Christopher Bently. The theme of the night was the “Green Gatsby” and was filled with eco-conscious and superbly chic guests dedicated to making a difference.

Powerful tandem Zem Joaquin and Nadine Weil orchestrated the glamorous event.

Co-chairs: Nadine Weil and Zem Joaquin

Co-chairs: Nadine Weil and Zem Joaquin

When asked what it meant to host such a benefit, this is what co-chair Nadine Weil had to say: “Zem and I were delighted to co-chair the Gorgeous and Green Gala together for our ninth year. The event is really growing each year and we are spreading our mission with green elegance Gatsby style,” stated Nadine Weil, founder of Heart of Green.

Zem Joaquin, Maggie Grace, Christiana Wyly, Nadine Weil

Zem Joaquin, Maggie Grace, Christiana Wyly, Nadine Weil

Dressed in vintage 1920s celebrity honorary hosts Rosario Dawson and Maggie Grace added Hollywood flair to the elegant affair.

Rosario Dawson and Maggie Grace

Rosario Dawson and Maggie Grace

We all need to do our part and show the world green is the way to go. I am honored to be part of this event, “shared Rosario Dawnson.

I make green choices everyday from the organic make up I use, the sustainable food I eat and the bicycle I ride, ” Maggie Grace was eager to mention to us.

Performance by Eoin Harrington

Performance by Eoin Harrington

Guests  enjoyed exclusive musical performances by Eoin Harrington of RH Music playing a Gatsby medley with Kelly McFarling, and Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method, as well as a lively dance performance of the Charleston by the Decobelles.

Runway

Runway

The night began with a cocktail party where guests mingled. Dinner guests were treated to an organic dinner masterfully prepared  by acclaimed, Michelin-starred chef Ken Frank of La Toque in Napa, CA.

Vivian Panou, Lewis Perkins, Wendy Schmidt, Tom Darden

Vivian Panou, Lewis Perkins, Wendy Schmidt, Tom Darden

Natalia Urrutia, Morgan Le

Natalia Urrutia, Morgan Le

Zem Joaquin, Sophie Azouaou, Nadine Weil

Zem Joaquin, Sophie Azouaou, Nadine Weil

Matt Petersen, Christopher Bently, Camille Carder, Sophie Azouaou, Vivian Panou

Matt Petersen, Christopher Bently, Camille Crowder, Sophie Azouaou, Vivian Panou

Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace

Steve Connell, Rosario Dawson

Steve Connell, Rosario Dawson

Vanessa Getty

Vanessa Getty

Sophie Azouaou, Maggie Grace

Sophie Azouaou, Maggie Grace

Hooman Khalili, Heidi Pettit

Hooman Khalili, Heidi Pettit

Lisa Sardegna, Fati Farmanfarmaian

Lisa Sardegna, Fati Farmanfarmaian

Nadine Weil, Christopher Bently, Zem Joaquin

Nadine Weil, Christopher Bently, Zem Joaquin

Teresa Rodriguez, Sophie Azouaou, Morgan Le

Teresa Rodriguez, Sophie Azouaou, Morgan Le

Matt Petersen, Ken Jordan, Janine Jordan

Matt Petersen, Ken Jordan, Janine Jordan

Will Brandenburger, Brandon Hernandez, Eoin Harrington, Geoff Callan

Will Brandenburger, Brandon Hernandez, Eoin Harrington, Geoff Callan

Matt Petersen, CEO of Global Green announced the Eco- Accolades winners. Intel, Adobe and the PlumpJack Group were the lucky winners this year, for their achievements and unsurpassed commitment to sustainability.

Matt Petersen

Matt Petersen

The event expanded into the much awaited eco-fashion show curated and styled by Lily Achatz and co-produced by Clarissa Nicosia and Lily Achatz.

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

Runway

It showcased the Great Gatsby era in eco-fashion style with models in vintage couture from Decades of Fashion in San Francisco, eBay GreenTorso Vintages, and Rose La Mer, as well as bespoke suits from The Artful Gentleman and eco-conscious gowns from Cari Borja.

Last, but not least, Brooks Brothers who outfitted F. Scott Fitzgerald in his day, and created the men’s costumes for the recent blockbuster movie The Great Gatsby featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, was also part of the runway.

Christiana Wyly, John Manoochehri, Andre Heinz, Maggie Grace

Christiana Wyly, John Manoochehri, Andre Heinz, Maggie Grace

Gina Pell, Stefanie Coyote, Vanessa Getty

Gina Pell, Stefanie Coyote, Vanessa Getty

James Joaquin, Eoin Harrington, Jonathan Shambroom, Steve Connell

James Joaquin, Eoin Harrington, Jonathan Shambroom, Steve Connell

Following suite, guests had a chance to take fun and glamorous pictures at the Gatsby photo booth organized by Drew Altizer and  Catalyst Arts.

Vivian Panou, Nick Belloni

Vivian Panou, Nick Belloni

Sophie Azouaou, Vivian Panou, Alev Buyukkoten

Sophie Azouaou, Vivian Panou, Alev Buyukkoten

Drew Altizer, Christopher Bently

Drew Altizer, Christopher Bently

The benefit was a big success and exceeded its fundraising goals.

Guests left with a beautiful tote bag filled with eco-goodies courtesy of Earth Friendly Products. They seemed inspired by eco-conscious initiatives unveiled to them.

Earth Friendly Products Gift Bags

Earth Friendly Products Gift Bags

A special thank you to Christopher Bently and Bently EnterprisesEcofabulous, Heart of GreenHeidi Petit for Glodow Nead Communications and Drew Altizer Photography.

We want to acknolwdege: Bently Enterprises, The 11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation, Adobe Systems, PG&E, NRG, Decades of Fashion, eBay Green,  Green Fairy and Photo Booth by Catalyst Arts, Le Meridien Hotel, Turtle Island Resort, Post Ranch Inn, Cavallo Point, Las Alamandas Resort, Kohanaiki, Odette Estate Winery, CADE Estate Winery, Hakkasan Beverly Hills, Roka Akor San Francisco, The Real Real, 360 Organic Vodka, Chiarello Family Vineyards, NapaStyle, Bottega Napa Valley, Chateau Leoube, Wente Vineyards, LangeTwins Vineyards, Lodi Rules, Laughing Glass Cocktails, Masters of Whiskey, MateVeza, Miette, Bulleit Bourbon & Rye, Blueprint Studios, Electronic Music Alliance, PlayItFWD, Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation, and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich &Rosati, Earth Friendly Products, Pureology, and  Numi Tea.

For more about Global Green USA and to become a member.

We were thrilled to lend our support to such a meaningful event and extend our wishes for an exceptional 2014 to Global Green USA.

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3 Comments

  1. To Global Green and its supporters… BRAVO for putting on such a grand and noteworthy event!

  2. Such a fun event. I am happy to see developers embrace green tech.

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