Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Style Showcase Featuring Elaine Kim and Kendall Conrad


Event Title:
Style Showcase featuring Elaine Kim & Kendall Conrad
Start Date: Wednesday, October 7th
End Date: Wednesday, October 7th
Time: 12pm to 6pm

Style Showcase featuring Los Angeles designer Elaine Kim and Montecito handbag designer, Kendall Conrad, recently featured in Vogue magazine. Kendall and Elaine will be showing their Fall 2009 collection for one day in San Francisco, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Nick Traina Foundation. Hosted by Image Three and Style Studio.

Venue Name: St. Regis San Francisco
Street Address: 125 Third Street
Phone Number: 415.284.4000
Website URL: www.elainekim.com and www.kendallconraddesign.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dress For Success: Teresa Rodriguez Williamson, styled by Karen Tamblyn

Nancy Pelosi and Teresa Rodriguez Williamson
Photo by Mono Brooks Photography

Tereasa Rodriguez williamson conducting the interview

After the Interview

Wow!!! Without bragging, I have to admit that I was stunned by the amazing look of my newest client, Teresa Rodriguez Williamson. She took center stage in a power suit during her recent interview with one of the most powerful women in politics, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I created this amazing look based on a strict budget....proof that working on a budget doesn't mean settling for anything less than world domination! Judge for yourself. Here is the breakdown:

BCBG shirt $139.00 (I added a black ribbon around the cuff to create more drama)
Zara Jacket $79.00
Zara Pencil skirt $39.00
Client's own pearls
Christian Louboutin shoes owned by client

There's no question that she upstaged Pelosi and everubody else. Teresa Rodriguez Williamson looked smashing!!!

Terasa Rodriguez Williamson is a jet-setter extraordinaire. She discovered that traveling can be the perfect antidote for anything ailing the soul. And, believing so, she created TangoDiva.com--a worldwide social network and travel magazine for women. Her dream was to connect and empower woman around the globe with the wisdom she gleaned from her solo sojourns. She authored FLY SOLO: The 50 Best Places on Earth for a Girl to Travel Alone which is published an all English-speaking countries as well as in Romanian, Korean, and China. A few of her TV appearances include LIVE with Regis and Kelly, NBC-NY, FOX, CBS, and ABC. Her advice has been written up in thousands of media outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure among others. She is travel expert on KTRB 860 AM, ABC News and is the travel blogger on the huffington Post.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

San Francisco Supports NOH8 Campaign

Written by Derek Besenfelder

Derek Besenfelder

On July 29th, 2009 San Francisco came together as a community to promote equality and take a stand against hate by offering up their cheeks to celebrity photographer Adam Bouska, his partner Jeff Parshley, and their NOH8 Campaign.

After the passing of Proposition 8, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, there was a groundswell of initiative from within the community at a grassroots level. Seizing this opportunity, new political and protest organizations began forming daily. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds and others. Photos feature subjects with NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest, and duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 legislation.

Alexandra Tyndall

Andrew Freeman

Bevan Dufty

Brandon Hernandez

Brook Waterhouse

Courtney Steffens

Craig Lipton

Donna Sachet

Dorka Keehn

Emily Morse

Eoin Harrington

Geoff Callan

Hilary Newsom Callan

Jay Jeffers

Jessica Mullens

Joel Robare

Joseph Domingo

Joy Bianchi
Julie Chaiken

Karen Tamblyn

Keylee Sanders

Lorenzo Hill

Margaret Mitchell

Marcy Carmack

Michael Purdy

Mireille Schwartz

Rachel Lena Esterline

Regina Callan

Sabrina Buel

“This was a wonderful opportunity for San Francisco to show their support and make their voices heard on the issue of Marriage Equality,” said Christopher Hayden, Creative Content Writer and Director for the campaign. “This was our first time taking the campaign outside North Hollywood, and the response from the SF community was completely overwhelming in the best way possible. It was really touching to see everyone come together to make this event happen. We couldn't have asked for a better turn-out and we are looking forward to coming back!"

San Francisco’s passion surrounding the cause became evident by the end of the day when the total portraits reached 210, setting a new record. Previously, the most people photographed by the campaign in one day was 138.

Derek Besenfelder, organizer of the photo shoot, attributes the strong turnout and success of the day to the collaborative effort put forth by key members within the community. “I personally want to thank Alexandra Tyndall, Craig Lipton, Courtney Steffens, Jenevieve Randall, Jessica Mullens, Karen Tamblyn, Keylee Sanders, Lindsey Shook and Rebecca Heaps for all of their hard work and assistance. We proved that together, united, we can make a difference.”

No one can accuse San Francisco of lacking love and commitment to their community, family and friends. The diverse support this campaign has received proves that it is not about Republican or Democrat, Man or Woman, Gay or Straight, but rather equality and justice for all.

For additional information regarding the NOH8 Campaign, their portfolio of pictures, behind-the-scenes videos and much more, follow the campaign online at:



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