My Favorite Outfit: Fashion Stylist Karen Tamblyn

Fashion stylist Karen Tamblyn on the red carpet at the Haydee Silveira atelier opening in Lima, Peru.

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.

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Shop Your Closet for Spring

Courtesy of Running With Heels

Talk about serendipitous timing! I had just finished an exhaustive week-long closet overhaul when the San Francisco Chronicle asked me to write a piece on “shopping your closet.” Having just gone through the process solo, I was excited to report on how the experts do it.

If you’re looking for some fashion inspiration for spring — without having to spend a bundle — you’ll definitely want to read this story I wrote in the Sunday Style section. Even if you don’t end up hiring a professional, you’ll be able to take some valuable cues from stylists Beth Berliner, of Revamp SF, and Karen Tamblyn, of Designer for Your Image, and their enthusiastic SF clients.

Be sure to click through the entire slide show to see how one outfit can be transformed into several simply by swapping out a few key accessories!

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