August means fashion week in SF! Join Mystery Girl Productions for a fabulous trip down the catwalk as only San Franciscans can serve it up. Fascinatingly creative local designers, parties parties parties, workshops and more parties await! Check frequently for schedule and event information. Designer Divas extraordinaire like Colleen Quen and Cari Borja will present their collections opening night.

Mark your calendars for august August 23-27, and a pre-party July 29th on Maiden Lane.

And speaking of fashion in San Francisco, we were pleased to get our very own Dress for Success chapter! This international organization dedicated to savvy suiting for Divas in financial distress is the perfect application of the look-good-feel-good philosophy.

Their mission is to get women back on their feet by providing job training and counseling and that oh-so-necessary good suit to wear to a job interview. Their clients build successful careers one suit, and one caring donation, at a time.

I was fascinated to learn all this and more at their recent launch party at the City Club downtown. A silent auction, a live Banana Republic fashion show, and the support of local luminaries like Kimpton Hotels and Harry Denton gave the organization the perfect entree into San Francisco nonprofit society, a well-suited cause for Divas everywhere.