| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...
| Mar 23, 2013
The early years of Andy Spade's influence on the fashion world are well-documented: In 1993, he helped launch the Kate Spade handbag line with his future wife (the eponymous Kate). That was followed in 1996 by the Jack Spade line of utilitarian men's...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Stephanie Sack owns Vive La Femme, a snappy Bucktown boutique for plus-size fashionistas. While her store tends to be more flattering focused than trend conscious, she says that accessories play a major role in pulling a complete look together.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
When the United States government needs high tech electronic equipment, like circuit boards, one of the manufacturers it relies on is located in Lynchburg.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology, or AMTI, has been based in the city for 10 years.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:47 PM
From the control room, the producer gave host Matthew Rodrigues the cue to launch into a celebrity news segment featuring a Valentine’s Day update on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart -- she didn’t travel to Australia to visit him during...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:13 PM
If there's anything that can make khaki cool -- and possibly inspire the next viral video dance craze along the way -- it's the NSJ Crew's "Khaki Pants," a humorous riff on the plight of the school uniform that's currently making the media rounds.
| May 19, 2013
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:37 PM
NEW YORK -- Kimberly Ovitz, the daughter of Hollywood power player Michael Ovitz, showed her fall-winter 2013 collection Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The setting was the now-vacant Cafe Rouge, site of historic performances by such jazz...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:48 AM
NEW YORK -- And now for the clothes all of America wears. J. Crew's fall-winter 2013 presentation Tuesday morning at New York Fashion Week was a crush of camera phones, as people angled for shots of pieces that have no doubt already made it onto...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:52 PM
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles-based designer Barbara Tfank, whose fans include Michelle Obama and Adele, took her uptown collection downtown for fall-winter 2013, hosting her presentation at a Chelsea art gallery, which was appropriate considering the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:24 PM
NEW YORK -- The tie-dye gowns were to die for, and could only have come from one place -- California.
Los Angeles-based designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showed their fall-winter 2013 Rodarte collection Tuesday afternoon in a Chelsea studio space,...