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Cruising with Chanel

Cruising with Chanel
photograpy by Drew Altizer

Voyaging



Last week I had a tasting and dinner at Frisson with Charles Braastad of the esteemed Cognac House Delamain. Braastad is half Norwegian, though he’s lived his whole life in France, and his family still owns Delamain. A tall, thin and handsome man, he seems a bit stiff and formal at first, but quickly reveals his lively sense of humor and native charm.

Anyway, Delamain is one of the smaller houses in Cognac to achieve such worldwide acclaim. Their style is fine, elegant and balanced.  The various bottlings wow you with finesse and complexity—not with power, fruit and oaky richness.

You Give Me Fever


It's that time of year...
Photo courtesy of Stan Grossfeld/Boston Globe

I’m quite certain that I’m the only person on our editorial staff who cares about baseball. My boss thinks I’m joking when I say I might have to move around my schedule in order to catch some of the upcoming Red Sox v. Rockies World Series. I know, I know, we’ve got a magazine to put out—but hello! Red Sox in the Series?! Where’s the nearest big screen?

Chanel Cruise Collection

Neiman Marcus presented the Chanel Cruise 2007 collection at a luncheon and runway show held last Tuesday in the Couture Salon.

Chanel at Neiman Chanel at Neiman Chanel at Neiman

Marni at Neiman Marcus

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

Neiman Marcus hosted a cocktail party for Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni. Models dudded in Marni fashions mingled through the crowd of 60 or so folks in attendance.

Sarah Brennan_Joanna Lamb Vicky Winston_Martel Toler Claire Taggart_Ida Simonsen

7 Questions for Songbird Sia Furler



Every so often a vocalist comes along, grabs you by the ears and has you addicted to her tones. For me right now, that vocalist is Sia Furler. You may not know her face but you surely know her voice. Her song “Breathe Me” was featured in the unforgettable last scene of the Six Feet Under series finale. Know her now?

You probably also know her from her vocal work on the Grammy-nominated Zero 7 album, “The Garden”—love that record.

Thrifty Shoppers

Sally_Shadi

Sally, 20, design room assistant at Koret
Lives in: San Jose
Wearing: Dress and clutch from Goodwill and Unicorn, belt from Savers, Tahari shoes from Marshalls
My fashion icon: Marc Jacobs

Shadi, 25, merchandising assistant at Koret
Lives in: Oakland
Wearing: Vintage dress, vintage Ferragamo shoes

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Maurice

Maurice, 30, retail
Lives in: the Panhandle
Wearing: vintage Swiss army shirt, B.Son pants, YMC shoes
Style icon: old people
Most recent fashion find/purchase: The shoes I’m wearing that my girlfriend got me from Gimme Shoes.

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Rock 'n Roll Duo

Gelareh_Judge

Gelareh (right), 28, fashion design student
Lives in: Pacific Heights
Wearing: Lucky shirt, Diesel skirt, Nine West boots
My style icon: John Galliano

Judge, over 21, artist
Lives in: N.Y.C.
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