Swanson Beard is part of Napa’s Swanson Vineyard family and spent much of her childhood in San Francisco. She and her sister-in-law, Veronica Miele Beard, teamed up to launch Veronica Beard in 2010. Their modern, sophisticated pieces provide simple and stylish options for women with busy lifestyles – and, with a total of seven children between their own two families, plus full work and travel schedules, the pair understands their audience. Recent releases include a slim silk military jacket with leather trim, a playful seersucker peasant dress and a crepe de chine sleeveless blouse in a warm shade of coral.
The Veronica Beard show will hosted by Carol Bonnie, Sabrina Buell, Susan Dunlevy, Vanessa Getty, Kathryn Lasater, Allison Speer, Alexis Traina and Katie Traina. A portion of event proceeds benefit San Francisco Bay Humane Friends.
To reserve a seat for the collection preview, which takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20, call 415-438-5411. Saks Fifth Avenue is located at 384 Post St., at Powell St., in San Francisco.