Style + Design
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to chat with Sasha Cohen, the 2006 Winter Olympics silver medalist, who breezed through town to perform at the Embarcadero Center ice skating rink en route to Russia for the Stars on Ice tour. The figure skating expo (which also featured a local youth synchronized skating troupe, the Tremors) was part of Starbucks’ Spread the Holiday Cheer promotion and fundraiser for the non-profit music organization Little Kids Rock.
December is only half way through and like most monthly magazine editors, I’m already getting close to wrapping up our February issue. Those of you planning a trip to Tahoe will want to check out my fashion piece on cool snow gear. But for those skiing and boarding enthusiasts, who are already heading north for the holidays, stop by The North Face (180 Post St., 415-433-3223) this weekend for its limited edition NSE collection.
It’s that time of year again when I’m fielding those ubiquitous what-to-wear-to-the-office-holiday-party questions from family and friends. Is an LBD too expected? Is this mini-dress a little too mini? Is cleavage ever ok? (The answers to the questions should be no, probably and “definitely not.”)
Jeremy, 19, musician
Lives in: Hayes Valley
Wearing: Gemelli Italian suit jacket, turtleneck made by mother, Sgt. 99 “hoochie” jeans from the Mission, shoes from yard sale on Haight, belt (“gift from mom”)
My style icon: my mom
Most recent fashion find: A pair of Italian shoes from a friend.
*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.
Hayley, 27, 7x7sf.com assistant editor
Lives in: North Berkeley
Wearing: Prada blouse, purple vintage dress, Judi Rosen jeans, hat from Anthropologie, "key" necklace from Target, vintage boots from Wasteland
My style icon: Lolita, Roxie Music album cover models, Andy Warhol, Tom Ford, Sofia Coppola
Most recent fashion find: Hot denim booties from my favorite vintage store Pretty Penny in Berkeley.
Lisa, 35, public policy
Lives in: the Mission
Wearing: Black Topshop V jeans, vintage crochet sweater, Dr. Scholl's Step Up heels, vintage bangle bracelet
My style icon: Milla Jovovich
My most recent fashion find: My aunt's goddess-style gown wedding dress from 1983 that I wore to my wedding in December. Fits perfectly!
*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.
Jamie (left), 23, Nida boutique manager
Lives in: Noe Valley
Wearing: Pierre Cardin blouse, Comme des Garcons shorts, Gucci boots, Forever 21 necklace, vintage bangle
My style icon: Peggy Guggenheim
Most recent fashion find: A sweater for my kitten, Ossie.
Lauren (right), 26, Nida boutique manager
Lives in: Lower Haight