| Mar 18, 2007
European designers are opening outposts here in droves. A new boutique crops up in a different neighborhood each week, with a whole new point of view on West Coast style. And the sample sale is a regular retail outlet not just for fashion insiders, but...
| Jan 10, 2007
Want to know what Helen, Kate, Evangeline, Penélope and Cate will wear to the Golden Globes?
Good luck with that. Their reps' lips are sealed with Super Glue this time of year. No one dares talk fashion for fear of spoiling a client's grand entrance on...
| Feb 7, 2007
THERE was the model at the Oscar de la Renta show in a fur vest, spindly arms sticking out like brittle twigs. And the one at Yeohlee who wasn't big enough to fill out her high-waisted skinny pants.
Alarmingly thin models may be the subject fashion can't...
| Jan 27, 2008
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Best mobster makeover: James Gandolfini
Looking svelte(r) and refreshed, with an attractive stubble/beard hybrid and a sleek white tie, James Gandolfini took the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series....
| Oct 26, 2008
Catherine Malandrino wants you to feel at home. The French-born designer, known for her feminine, ultra-wearable designs, has opened a 6,000-square-foot boutique on La Cienega Boulevard that evokes the look and feel of a breezy California manse....
| Jun 8, 2008
Mismatched prints in sunset hues and animal stripes jibe unexpectedly with sleek metallic swimwear, earthy macramé bags and statement necklaces made of precious stones. Geometric print caftans are worn with stacks of brass bracelets, graphic and liquid at...
| Jul 13, 2008
THERE'S Balenciaga, with its space-age interior and minimalist cactus garden out front. Down the road at Alexander McQueen, a larger-than-life metal nude is suspended in the skylight. Martin Margiela's exterior shimmers like a disco ball in the sun, while...
| Aug 3, 2008
BACK when the jean pool was but a mere puddle, denim sold itself on fit and cut and signature back pockets. Jeans didn't claim to cure Lyme disease or make foamy lattes. But lately -- with more than 100 brands of premium denim vying for your backside --...
| Jan 18, 2009
The Founding Fathers wanted to separate the center of government from the center of commerce. So after contentious wrangling they decided to move the capital from New York to a swamp on the Potomac.
And in some senses, it still is a swamp. Purely in...
| Sep 14, 2008
RETAIL sales are in a slump, we're in a historic mortgage and credit crisis, and the eyes of the world are riveted on our heated presidential race, not our runways. In other words, American designers who showed here last week, hoping that in a few...
| Dec 28, 2008
There aren't many women who can walk into a jewelry store on a Sunday morning and walk out five minutes later with a $24,000 pair of cognac diamond earrings to match their outfit.
But there aren't many women like Elaine Wynn.
"I need something...
| Nov 2, 2008
Ah, what a difference a mask makes. "It's dangerous. You feel like you can do or say anything," said choreographer Fatima Robinson, as she fluttered a La Perla lace scrim in front of her sly smile. Promoting mischievous behavior and cheeky chatter was...