| Mar 3, 2013
Hollywood has had a love affair with head-turning white gowns both on-screen and off for more than half a century. Who can forget Marilyn Monroe's white Travilla halter dress billowing around her waist as she stands atop a subway grate in the 1955 film...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it.
Even an Academy Award.
The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
This is like an Oscars flashback with all the Armani, Harry Winston and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday.
Then, there was a Sharon Stone-Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed she’s wearing a navy blue dress from cheap chic...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday.
Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:01 PM
It was a collection of future classics. Spare shapes but decorated and ladylike. Soft in form, texture and color but created using cutting edge techniques. The kind of clothes that delight and surprise.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved why...
| Feb 17, 2013
We saw a record-setting snowstorm, a disgraced designer given a second chance and Santa Cruz cited as a fashion inspiration. New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Thursday night, was as crazy as ever.
Here are the week's big takeaways about coming...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Though the SAG Awards may not have the global draw of the Golden Globes and Oscars, that underdog quality can make the red carpet fashion all the more interesting. Not as much at stake means more risk-taking and more chances for lesser-known designers...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Dec 16, 2012
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Art, magnificent buildings, exquisite food and wines. What is not to like about the home of Michelangelo's David?
Florence is well known for its fine Chianti, but while you are here, become acquainted with some other wines...