| May 28, 2012
Fashion students get used to pulling all-nighters in the studio as deadlines approach.
But heading into the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence recently, Maribel Dinwiddie thought she could rest easy, knowing her last loose thread had been...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:53 AM
NEW YORK -- It has attracted billionaire buyers and plenty of media buzz, but this kind of attention the developers of One57, New York's soon-to-be tallest residential building, certainly don't want.
All eyes are on the scaffolded high-rise as a crane...
| Nov 6, 2012
New York University student Stella Boonshoft didn't focus on fashion when she posted a photo of her size 12 self in underwear on her Body Love Blog.
Neither did Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston when she aired her grievances about a viewer's...
| Sep 9, 2012
NEW YORK — Reality show stars-turned designers! Olympians fresh from performing feats of strength at the Summer Games! Peacockish bloggers taking pictures and typing on smartphones while walking on death-defying stilettos!
There is all that and...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Michael Kors is making it work: Profit at the newly public luxury retailer more than tripled in the fourth quarter.
The American fashion designer puts out extravagant $2,295 python satchels (other bags come in ostrich and crocodile) and $1,295 calf-...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 3:23 AM
President Barack Obama was in New York City Thursday doing things he can only do here: acknowledge a milestone at the World Trade Center and pick up more and larger checks than he gets anywhere else. Because the former part of his trip was official,...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:04 AM
For some people, luxury is still what it was before the recession: $2,295 python satchels from Michael Kors, $62,000 Porsche Spyder sports cars, $500 spa days in Beverly Hills.
But most Americans would beg to differ, according to a report from the...
| Sep 21, 2012
You've got fall fashions on your mind, and I'm here to help. Plus a new Answer Angel feature: A special rant section for you to sound off about what's bothering you in the world of shopping, beauty and style.
Dear Answer Angel: I see lots of nifty shawls...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:14 PM
East 17th Street in Costa Mesa is raising the bar as a farm fresh food destination. The 2005 opening of Avanti Café has inspired other like-minded organic eateries and stores to move in.
Now we have Sprouts Farmers Market, Greenleaf, and the new Anais+...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Talk about your tropical depressions.
It's so hot and humid here in South Florida in August, who would want to leave the comfort of air conditioning...under any condition? Extending the teeniest tiniest effort - say, crossing your legs or shooing a bug -...
| Feb 10, 2013
NEW YORK — What's most notable about the lineup for the fall-winter 2013 season at New York Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and includes 300-plus runway shows and presentations over eight days, is how many accessible, everyday-wear brands like...