If there’s ever been anyone I have met who lives by the phrase “It’s all about attitude,” it would be fashion stylist Karen Tamblyn. Every outfit she chooses—whether it’s a casual, graphic tee paired with rolled up boyfriend jeans or a daring, red-carpet gown—she wears with the utmost flair.
With San Francisco’s gala season upon us, it seemed only fitting that I feature the Peruvian-born globe-trotter, who not only dresses some of the city’s most social of butterflies, but is also known to flit around town on the party circuit herself. In between attending social events and running her styling business, Tamblyn works on occasion as a correspondent for publications in Chile and Ecuador and she recently launched an eponymous women’s wear line of hand-woven pieces made from Peruvian baby alpaca fleece.
Always energetic and effervescent, Tamblyn was eager to share the scoop on her favorite outfit and her fierce fashion picks from near and far.
Name: Karen Tamblyn
Occupation: Fashion Stylist/Designer/Correspondent
Where I live: “Between Mill Valley, California; Lima, Peru; and Paris, France.”
What I’m Wearing: A custom feather dress designed by Haydee Silveira of Peru.Yves Saint Laurent bronze Tribute pumps. Roberto Cavalli snake bracelets and ring. Kunzite and Aqua Marina Row diamond ring by Rosalina Lydster.
Why this is my favorite outfit:
“It was custom-made to fit my personal style and requirements. The combination of light feathers and sequins added glamour and chic-ness to the asymmetrical one shoulder -low back cocktail dress. The dress was absolutely beautiful. I felt like a real model.”
Where I wore it:
“At the grand inaugural party of Haydee Silveira Atelier in Lima, Peru. I was the presenter.”
How I’d remix this outfit:
“I would wear the dress as a top with a pair of jeans for a sophisticated casual look.”
My best beauty tip:
“Apply sunblock, moisturizer and bronzer all over your legs. I can’t live without my L’oreal Paris Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel to get my ‘Saint Tropez flawless’ bronze.”
Favorite online shopping sites:
For dresses and shoes: Net-A-Porter.com
For accessories: vivre.com
For dresses: 25park.com
For amazing deals:Gilt.com
Favorite brick-and-mortar shops:
“Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. And I absolutely love Zara!”
My style mantra:
“Have confidence! Mix high-end fashion with low-end— and a must-have pair of fabulous shoes.”