Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dia Del Deco

The other night the bf had to go to a fancy event at City Club, an old SF meeting place downtown. I was extremely short on the details, and basically just going along to support him.

Me, with more lipstick than I've ever worn in my life:

Dress: thrifted
Belt: hand me down from a friend
Shoes: Seychelles
Bracelets: on sale at Cost Plus!

I had no idea what I was in for. Little did I know, we were stepping back in time into a Deco paradise. Below, an original Diego Rivera mural painted in the stairwell from 1931. It's one of the few on the West Coast and his first American mural, representing California.

Notice that the staircase is made up of little worker dudes...

Then there were these incredible stone carvings in the walls.

Each of the three elevators had different copper etchings. I only managed to photograph one set of doors, but each was spectacular!

And my favorite piece, the fireplace. One side is unfortunately covered for a screen used at the event, but the animals going down the right side are an eagle, foxes and a jaguar. Unbelievably gorgeous in person and so elegant. I know it doesn't look as incredible here, what with my super amateur photography skills, but such care was taken to decorate this place.

Needless to say, my jaw was open the whole time and I could not have been more wow-ed. I'm so glad places like this still exist in San Francisco! I gaped throughout the entire evening...

1 comment:

  1. What a fancy event and amazing place! I love that your outfit seems to match the hues and shapes of the mural. It would be lovely to see a Rivera in action. There's just something awe-inspiring about murals in general.