I met this dashing young and very inventive dresser inside the Nordstrom Fashion Valley. His daring struck me. I had to stop him and take his picture.

Name: Ryan Holliman

Style: Middle-Eastern chic

Favorite designer: Tunisian-born couture clothing and shoe designer, Azzedine Alaia.

One thing in Ryan’s closet he can’t live without: Lutz & Patmos cashmere sweater designed for charity by Carine Roitfeld (French Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief from 2001 to January 31, 2011).

What he’s wearing: Suit: Givenchy Blouse: Alexander Wang Belt: Michael Kors Shoes: Robert Clergerie


Friday Fashion Picks: San Diego's Man & Woman of Style

I met this Nicaraguan beauty at the Fluxx nightclub's one-year anniversaryI immediately knew she was a total pistola.

Name: Ms. Sandra Vivas

Occupation: G.M. of the stylish Keating Hotel in the Gaslamp

She chose to sit on the lip of one of the only four tubs in the US designed by Pininfarina, the world-renowned designer behind Maserati, Ferrari, and San Diego’s Keating hotel—the tub is valued at $25,000.

Her style: Chic but classic and comfy.

One thing in your closet you can’t live without: My push-up bra and my scarves.

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