| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Tall or short, curvy or thin, shopping for the right womens shorts is a battle many women face each spring. What length is right for my body type? Are denim shorts in again? Will a geometric print make me look fat? What exactly is chevron? These questions...
| May 2, 2013
“Why don’t you kids go outside and play?”
It’s a cliché to parents and children, but how effective is it when the message comes from the guy sitting on the couch with his hand buried in a bag of potato chips?
If parents are...
| Jul 27, 2013
For the past couple of months, we've inhabited a George Zimmerman universe. The murderer's acquittal on the strength of a Florida jungle gun law was an outrage to the state and the nation.
Since race was the reason for Zimmerman's interception of...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:03 AM
Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for Time magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has won acclaim for his political...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The Origins of Preppy: John Meyer of Norwich
On view through Sept. 8., Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Imagine that you have taken LSD and suddenly find yourself inside the Bush family manse in Kennebunkport...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:08 AM
With the Supreme Court deciding two marriage equality cases Wednesday, and Twitter reaction coming fast and furious, I was interested to see how the fashion industry would respond.
The industry has been incredibly supportive of gay rights over the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel "The Great Gatsby" isn't set to hit theaters until May 10, but long before the first flapper has flapped, it's become one of the most name-checked, on-trend, fashion-influencing...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Sales of belts, purses, shoes and shades have been on fire over the past several years, as recession-scarred consumers turned to accessories as luxuries they could afford. Manufacturers such as Michael Kors (symbol KORS) and Ralph Lauren (RL) responded by...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Leisure is the mother of philosophy." -- Thomas Hobbes.
I recently spent a delicious week in the islands of the Exumas, which are part of the Bahamas. This happened while New York and much of the rest of the country was suffering from a "spring" spate...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The fashion world famously embraced President Obama during his run for a second term. So much so that speculation reached a fever pitch that Vogue's Anna Wintour was to be rewarded with an ambassadorship.
Well, Obama won -- Wintour hasn't been named...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The following items were taken from La Grange, Oak Park and River Forest police reports.
•A suspicious person was reported following a group of girls and making them uncomfortable May 17 near the La Grange Public Library, 10 W....