| May 14, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Ann Taylor and Loft have a new, free-spirited sibling.
The American retailer has launched a brand called Lou & Grey that's a tomboyish fusion of active and street wear, or “lifewear” as its being positioned.
Available in Loft stores, on...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nicholas Kirkwood is on his way to joining Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the pantheon of shoe gods.
At 33, the London-based designer has an identifiable architectural style (dynamic designs with triangle heels and boomerang-...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of its “Cinema Vezzoli” exhibition on Friday night with a dinner at the historic Hollywood haunt Musso & Frank.
With the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside, and the ghosts of...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A protest in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday morning drew close to two dozen people, including members of the fashion industry, charitable arts organizations and a local labor union, united in an effort to draw attention to recent anti-gay...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Is this the end of designer dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and charity fashion shows at the Beverly Hills Hotel?
If high-profile members of the fashion community have their way, maybe.
Several vocal personalities, including Decades boutique co-owner...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If there has ever been a market that goes underestimated, in my opinion it's the female market. It baffles me why some companies insist on ignoring women, especially when it comes to typically "geeky" things like toys, science fiction/fantasy books and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Actress, producer and makeup maven Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman had their second daughter Tuesday and announced that they've named her Frankie Barrymore Kopelman. [Cut]
Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave," who made such a big splash...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:42 AM
A Celine tote for $220? A Carolina Herrera shirt dress for $255? And shopping for a good cause too?
No, you’re not dreaming.
The items are available to buy at Shopbop.com and Amazon.com as part of a new capsule collection launched to support the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week.
On this day, like every...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Will a call by high-profile members of the fashion industry to boycott hotel properties with ties to Brunei because of that country's anti-gay laws be answered beyond the echo chamber of social media?
The answer appears to be yes -- at least in the case...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a gallery-like loft space on South La Brea Avenue, rolls of fabrics are displayed by color in rich cascades of texture and pattern. Tags on the rolls make it evident that this is no run-of-the-mill fabric shop: Some are labeled with the names of...