Clothing designer Cari Borja is known for her ruffled feminine dresses and almost Victorian sensibilities. Possessed of a doctorate in anthropology from UC Berkeley, Borja takes inspiration from her love of travel and gifts of observation, picking up notions here and there as a great cook might pick up spices. Her clothes are uber feminine and some call them works of art. Ruffles are her stock in trade. Her clothes are carried at a number of local shops or you can stop by her studio during the two days per week that it is open to the public and purchase something directly from the designer.