| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Charlotte, North Carolina -- When Michelle Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, she faces a similar task as Ann Romney of presenting her husband as a father and family man, above his public persona in the political...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:33 AM
When Michelle Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, she faces a similar task as Ann Romneyof presenting her husband as a father and family man, above his public persona in the political spotlight.
The first lady...
| Apr 29, 2011
For years, I've been nagging Kathryn Finney to take me shopping.
That's because I was dying to see her in action. Kathryn, 35, literally wrote the book on frugal clothes shopping ("How to be a Budget Fashionista") and her blog, thebudgetfashionista.com,...
| Apr 29, 2012
For years, L.A.-based author Lizzie Garrett Mettler thought "tomboy" was a dirty word.
"I was a definite tomboy when I was a kid," she says. "It was a nightmare for my parents to get me into a dress for a stretch of years."
As she became a teenager...
| Nov 13, 2011
It's catalog season, the time of year when our mailboxes sag with accumulated paper and retailers nationwide cross their fingers. But even though print continues to dominate the world of presentation, the digital revolution promises to transform the...
| Mar 20, 2011
Spring merchandise has officially hit the stores, and one trend should be immediately noticeable: bright colors. They were everywhere on the spring-summer 2011 runways, including at the Jil Sander show, where candy colors managed to look minimal when...
| Mar 27, 2011
London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks.
Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
| Nov 13, 2011
In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status.
His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...
| Nov 7, 2010
Fashion's designer-matchmaking game has reached a fevered pitch with the Lanvin for H&M collection hitting select stores Nov. 20.
Check out PHOTOS from the collection here.
In this collaboration-happy era of Cynthia Rowley-designed Pampers and Christian...
| Dec 25, 2011
He may have an uncanny knack for knowing who's naughty or nice, mad package delivery skills and a fan base approaching Lady Gaga's, but, sartorially speaking, Santa Claus is in a bit of a rut.
It wasn't always this way. Over the years the man also...
| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| Sep 19, 2010
For beauty lovers, makeup can be fun, artistic, playful even. Makeup gives us a chance to dip our fingers into a universe of color, twirl about in pots of shimmer and glitter and gloss, and exert the creative impulse with turquoise, ochre, midnight blue,...