| Dec 19, 2010
From the lava-like raw-linen tunic inspired by avant-garde Japanese design in "The Tempest" to the Rodarte-designed twisted tutus in "Black Swan," the fashion in this holiday season's "prestige" films is notable for historical references and inventive...
| Dec 26, 2010
Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
| Aug 29, 2010
Lynda Resnick knows a thing or two about packaging. Over her 40-year career as an entrepreneur and marketing guru, she has turned pomegranates into a trendy fruit, named a brand of mandarin oranges "Cuties," promoted the benefits of "artesian" bottled...
| Nov 6, 2011
Madonna may be the most famous name associated with "W.E.," the romantic drama she directed that premiered at the Venice Film Festival in late summer. But the woman everyone could be talking about after the film comes out on Dec. 9 is someone rather...
| Oct 9, 2011
What's in a name? When it comes to nail polish, a catchy name can seal the deal for a woman searching for "her" color.
Flip the bottle to read the label and a quirky or funny name instantly sets a shade apart in a sea of reds, pinks and nudes —...
| Dec 18, 2011
It was a love story between two fashion icons for the ages. Wallis Simpson, the chic (and twice-divorced) American cast such a spell that, in 1936, her lover, England's King Edward VIII, gave up the throne to marry her. Together, as the Duke and Duchess...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Looks like the Material Girl's girl will have to wait for another chance to make her big-screen debut. Madonna has cut a scene featuring her daughter, Lourdes Leon, from her upcoming flick W.E., which opens in limited release this Friday. Guess Madge is...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Dec 9, 2011
"W.E.," Madonna's second go at directing a feature film, leaves one wishing she'd find other creative outlets for those times when she's bored with the pop-star life. A new fashion line? Another documentary disassembling her latest truths and dares?
| Feb 9, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
“W.E.” may be Madonna’s second directorial effort, but she still tells a story like a virgin.
Guiding a script she wrote/botched with Alek Keshishian, the Material Girl takes a step forward visually from 2008&...
| Feb 9, 2012
They split in 2008, but apparently Madonna stayed married to director Guy Ritchie just long enough to absorb his most grating cinematic instincts — shooting in every style, in an addled, shuffle-mode, falsely glamorizing way until all is chaos. And,...
| Feb 15, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles to see the new exhibit "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design." According to this February 12th, 2012 article by Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic:
After two decades, the annual exhibition...