| Feb 7, 2007
It's not often, OK never, that I leave a fashion show feeling empowered. But with Nancy Pelosi leading the House of Representatives and Hillary Rodham Clinton leading the charge to the White House, Marc Jacobs seized the moment of girl power on Monday...
| 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...
| May 22, 2007
Molton Brown, May 24: The London skin and spa company, known for its natural yet indulgent approach to beauty, is opening an emporium at South Coast Plaza this week. Molton Brown's line includes bath and body, skincare and color products,...
| Mar 18, 2007
NOT everyone's gotten the memo yet, but the dress code from Echo Park nightclubs to Culver City galleries is changing. A renewed elegance is replacing L.A.'s relaxed signature style, thanks in part to a rising school of designers bent on creating...
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| May 6, 2007
Mayday, Mayday! There's a new Gucci opening at the Beverly Center, a Shabby Chic dress installation in Malibu and a Stella McCartney trunk show in West Hollywood. Not enough? Take your pick of runway shows: eco-friendly in Santa Monica, whiz-kid fashion...
| Apr 12, 2009
She wore American designers ( Jason Wu, Thakoon) and European (Azzedine Alaia, Moschino), Japanese (Junya Watanabe) and J.Crew. Watching her in Europe, it became clear that getting dressed is much more than an official duty for First Lady Michelle Obama....
| Mar 29, 2009
Chloé, the French luxury house, is devoted to casual separates with enough edge to appeal to young women. Its casual looks, what the French refer to as "day wear," are Los Angeles day-to-night wear. As a matter of fact, the line looks so right for an L.A....
| Sep 20, 2009
When the ladies of television take to the red carpet for today's Emmy Awards, there is only one thing we really care about: What will they be wearing?
Will it be the long gowns that usually hold sway at Hollywood award shows? Or, taking a cue from Cannes...
| Jan 17, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style.
"She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin...
| Jan 12, 2009
The red carpet has always been Hollywood's very own economic forecaster. (We mortals settle for gas prices.) And Sunday night, at the 66th annual Golden Globes, many of the stars arrived in sleek, subdued gowns more suited to the upcoming inauguration...