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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Karl Lagerfeld Coca-Cola Light Ads Make a Splash in France

I kicked my soda-drinking habit a couple of years ago in an effort to live a little healthier, but while traveling through France earlier this month I started to get serious cravings for Diet Coke.

Maybe it was just the next phase to follow that slippery slope I had rapidly fallen down after daily indulgences in chocolate, croissants, and entire bricks of cheese. But then again, the cravings could very well have been a result of brilliant advertising working on my subconscious.

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Postcard from Paris: Fancy Feet

Strappy gladiator flats and ballet flats spotted at the Marais district's outdoor market.

The fashion festival in Hyeres officially ended on Monday, and it’s been an intense and invigorating week of sightseeing, socializing and reporting! But before leaving Paris for Hyeres, followed by a side trip through Provence and Central France for some other adventures these past few days (more on all of that to come), I sent this e-postcard to the Chronicle, posted on today’s sfgate.com.

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Oh la la! Scarves are hot!

I reluctantly parted with Paris  today by train after an inspiring week of total fashion immersion. (But much more to come here in Hyeres!) I spent my last few days in the city soaking in street style– my attempt to pay tribute to the great Bill Cunningham of the New York Times. The trend I spotted? Scarves in Paris, even in balmy springtime temps, are all the rage. Check out my latest post here on  Unzipped, sfgate.com’s style blog.

More street style photos to come… stay tuned!

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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