It was such a pleasant surprise to open up this month’s Harper’s BAZAAR (the 140th Anniversary Issue, with Jennifer Aniston on the cover) and see our city’s own Tatiana Sorokko named as one of the “Best Dressed of All Time.” They’ve put her on the same page as Diana Ross, Anjelica Huston, Paloma Picasso, Charlotte Rampling, and the late Isabella Blow!
Others with a San Francisco connection who appear on the list include Victoria and Vanessa Traina. But that’s it. Not even Winona and Sofia made the list!
Also in the November issue, don’t miss the story on Ralph Lauren in Moscow. Sorokko styled Lauren, his entire family and the twelve models. I’m told that last spring’s shoot, which took place on Red Square, helped shut down one of the most iconic and important spots in Mother Russia.
It seems nothing is impossible for the woman who inspires the most fashionable women in her native country, where she’s a major style icon. Before she started working with Harper’s Bazaar, her monthly Style Fax reportage in Russian Vogue was the most read and talked about section in the magazine for over four years. It helped to increase the foreign edition’s circulation, making it the most read fashion publication in the country.
And if that’s not all enough, Sorokko recently hosted an afternoon social at Salon des Parfums, along with owner Kevin Hoskins, to introduce Parfums Henry-Jacques scents to some of our more discerning ladies and gentlemen. For over thirty years Henry-Jacques has been divining fragrances fit for the Gods, the Old World way, using all natural essences from leaves, flowers and woods. The only retail location outside of Provance, Salon des Parfums has nearly 400 of the over 2,000 scents, for both femme and homme.
Bowled over by a number of fragrances, new clients Daniela Faggioli and her daughter, Max Boyer, joined Salon representative (and local cabaret diva) Veronica Klaus, along with Claudia Ross, Tatiana Phillips, Sonia Molodetskaya, Craig Lipton and Carolyne Zinko at the feast for the senses.
Local Fine Arts Museum’s American Decorative Arts Forum Vice President, Jennifer Price, was as interested in fragrance as she was the hand-blown carafes, vintage crystal bottles, unique chandelier and antique chairs which added to the afternoon’s ambiance. Gorgeous Baccarat flacons are the ultimate in luxury and are offered only as part of Parfums Henry-Jacques’ Haute Couture line, the truest example of French artistry in perfume making. Blended like fine wine, they become more unique and exquisite with age!
- Further Information: Salon des Parums [210 Post Street, fifth floor – (415) 982 1500]
- Further Reading: “Ralph Lauren: Fashion Czar” [harpersbazaar.com]