Fashion’s Night Out with The Countess

Fashion's Night Out San Francisco. A model wears a dress by Christopher Collins, contestant on "Project Runway" Season Eight. His current collection is being sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus SF. Photography by Edric Itchon.

Even though I’m still desperately waiting for summer weather to finally make its way to San Francisco, I’m actually content that September is here. It’s a month that always gets me revved up about fashion—from the behemoth fall fashion issues that are crammed into my mailbox every day (keep ‘em coming!), to the stacks of invitations to festive events happening around town.

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Tips on Dressing for the Job Hunt

In the market for a new job? Or need inspiration for freshening up your work week wardrobe? Click here to read my cover story “Dressing for Interview Success” in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.

St. Germain, Paris: Hot Chocolate, Writers and Springtime

Love is in the Air: A view of Place de St. Germain des Pres from cafe Deux Magots.

There’s something magical that happens to Paris in the springtime, when the city has defrosted, people begin packing onto the outdoor patios of the cafes again, and the sidewalks turn into a parade of warm weather fashions.

My last trip here in January was a wholly different experience popping in and out of the metro to get from one neighborhood to the next as a quick refuge from the bitter cold. While there’s something to be said about visiting a destination city in the off-season when you feel like you’re living like a local, I couldn’t wait this time to meander around on foot with my camera, even at the risk of being out-ed as a (gasp!) tourist.

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