Great fashion, like fine wine, changes from year-to-year, needs good balance, and the best only get better with time. Silver Oak Winery got both just right last weekend with their lush varietals and chic clientele.
From modern-preppy to ultra eccentric, these seven looks stood out among the crowd at the winery's 2009 Napa Valley Release Day.
Tania Smith works as a real estate agent in San Diego.
What Tania wore: Nordstrom brand felt hat, Kate Space sunglasses and C. Wonder bracelets, all purchased from Nordstrom; Theory black dress; Necklace from Express; J. Crew metallic cap-toe ballet flat; Tory Burch leather purse, purchased from Bloomingdale's.
Her wine of choice: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Monogrammed Clare Vivier bag.
San Francisco artist, Ken Lo.
What Ken wore: RVCA hat, purchased from Nordstrom; Sunglasses from a street vendor in Italy; Sandro shirt, purchased from Gilt; Uniqlo sweater; Club Monaco belt; United Colors of Benetton pants; Gap socks; Tretorn shoes; The One watch, purchased from Amazon.
His wine of choice: Whiskey.
Ryan Donlin is an SF local and ICU nurse at Stanford Hospital.
What Ryan wore: 30-year-old birthday pin for his friend Taylor MacKinnon; Warby Parker "Winston" sunglasses; Marine Layer "The Pixley" woven shirt; Banana Republic v-neck sweater; "Winter Flannels" from Chubbies Shorts; Sperry Top-Siders, purchased from Macy's; Komono watch, purchased from Aggregate Supply.
His wine of choice: Tannat from Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles.
SF entrepreneur, Simon Johnson.
What Simon wore: Sequin jacket purchased from Any Old Iron in NYC; CHeap Monday black acid wash skinny jeans, from Urban Outfitters; Puma drawing high-top sneakers, purchased from Hype; Michael Rodent Ring, from The Great Fog in NYC.
His wine of choice: 2009 Silver Oak Cabernet.
Palo Alto resident and marketing manager, Harry Bailey.
What Harry wore: Carrera sunglasses, from Nordstrom; Club Monaco pants and shirt; Belt from J. Crew; Neiman Marcus striped socks; Gucci loafers.
His wine of choice: Gruner Veltliner.
Napa resident Jordan Nova works his magic as the restaurant director and sommelier at 1313 Main, one of the tasty food vendors at the event.
What Jordan wore: Emporio Armani shirt; Tie and shoes purchased in Thailand; Tie Bar from FreshNeck.com; ASOS suit jacket and Topman pants; Court of Master Sommeliers lapel pin; David Yurman ring; Movado watch.
His wine of choice: "There's no greater indulgence than Champagne."
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.