| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Are you hunting for cool, music-related artifacts in Orange County?
Look no farther. The OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa just debuted Analog, which specializes in handmade items that celebrate sound and art. It's a new resource for one-of-a-kind products,...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 1:17 PM
After confirming Wednesday that he still would be speaking at the Chicago Ideas Week’s Edison Talks conference Friday despite the just-released United States Anti-Doping Agency report linking him to performance-enhancing drugs, cyclist Lance...
| Oct 20, 2012
The bedroom, experts advise, should be reserved for sleeping and sex. But that most intimate space also is an ideal setting for the red-hot union of fashion and home decor.
Is your closet full of stripes? The look transfers easily to a quilt. Can't get...
| Oct 28, 2012
Here's a surprise: Some of the people on my list will be getting gifts from Neiman Marcus this holiday season. Here's another surprise: Chances are very good that some wealthy people will be giving their friends presents from Target.
(No, I haven't given...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Step into a dream closet this weekend, featuring Stuart Weitzman, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Yves St Laurent, Neiman Marcus, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, vintage fur, and ever so much more. Yes, it’s all up for grabs at the Posh Sale - benefiting...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Thirty-four-year-old Van de la Plante looks every bit the gentleman.
Sporting a beige linen resort suit, a green Cuban Guayabera cigar shirt and Huarache Cole Haan sandals, de la Plante fits in well as owner of Gentlemen's Breakfast, a new boutique...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
You can go to the islands of the Caribbean for the pirates, the islands of Hawaii for the waves, or even the islands of the South Pacific for the sushi — or you can make the wise decision and go to Islands Restaurants in Orange County for their...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Sep 17, 2012
NEW YORK — Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fashion publicist slapped by angry editor over seating snafu at Zac Posen show, slaps back with $1-million lawsuit against the alleged slapper. Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) cause rush-hour...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Chicago Ideas Week headquarters is a brightly lit, sprawling, open room in a River North office building where scores of workers sit at long rows of desks working the phones, rat-a-tatting their keyboards and keeping the din level high.
| Jul 15, 2012
Whether it's tiny Union Jacks, tuxedos, stripes, crystal flowers or caviar pearls, nail art has gone mainstream.
No longer relegated to the subculture sidelines or the subject of mockery, nail art has become an everyday indulgence, and not just for...