| Jul 27, 2008
THERE were blushing vodka martinis, pink crushed-velvet curtains and enough rhinestones to glitter a gaggle of showgirls. Guests teetered on sky-high heels and piled on chunky plastic jewelry -- their lips painted bright, berry red.
It was a real-life...
| Apr 19, 2009
J.Crew, the preppy clothing line that's a First Family favorite, introduces its new resort store -- called J.Crew-at-the-Beach -- at the just-opened Malibu Lumber Yard open-air shopping center.
Taking a cue from its coastal environs, J.Crew-at-the-...
| Jun 3, 2008
In this era of insert-name-here celebrity clothing lines, it's easy to forget that fashion was once a medium for change. In this respect, Yves Saint Laurent, who died at his home in Paris on Sunday after a long illness, was a revolutionary. There is...
| May 18, 2008
IT WAS a pair of yellow and gray, patent leather sandals that first caught my eye. The odd color combination was surprisingly fresh, but it was the $18.99 price tag that made the buy a no-brainer. The Datillo sandal is on sale at Nine West for $59.99, but...
| Jun 19, 2007
The sunset sky was the perfect shade of Yves Saint Laurent violet as guests sat down poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday night for a chic fundraiser sponsored by the French fashion house for Center Dance Arts.
The nonprofit organization...
| Mar 3, 2007
Paris — THE secret to the fall season revealed itself in the strangest of places on Thursday morning — an Art Deco restaurant nowhere near a runway. It was there that a museum curator summoned his assistant to try on a replica of a velvet...
| 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....
| Mar 22, 2009
There was a luxe trashiness to many of the collections for fall that's curious when everyone is in survival mode. Between Alexander Wang in New York, Pucci in Milan, Balmain and Givenchy in Paris, I was left with a distinct morning-after feeling. But why,...
| May 18, 2008
THIS spring, going sheer doesn't mean dressing like a 1980s video vixen. Forget raunchy and think romantic -- ethereal chiffon floral dresses at Roberto Cavalli, sheer organza color-blocking at Jil Sander and Venetian brocades encased in sheer netting, as...
| Jun 22, 2008
CHANEL. Gucci. Dior. Fendi. No we're not on Rodeo Drive, but a couple of blocks over on Canon Drive, where Jill Garland has opened V Vintage, a jewel box selling vintage costume jewelry and handbags.
The under-the-radar boutique is by appointment, not...
| Feb 8, 2009
Karl Lagerfeld loves the smell of construction sites, hates people who can't be alone, and he won't fly without the cushion his nanny made for him nestled on his stomach. He's pro-prostitution, one of his favorite art supplies is Wite-Out and he doesn't...
| Jan 18, 2009
Think of it as outlet shopping and so much more. Steven Alan, known for his popular women's and men's button-down shirts, is opening his first Steven Alan Outpost store in L.A., offering deals on previous season's styles for men and women at 30% to 75%...