| Nov 23, 2010
| 6:43 AM
Let's face it, holiday shopping can be a downright drag. Searching for parking, fending off throngs of eager shoppers and keeping track of altered holiday hours can wreak havoc on your holiday mojo. But be not afraid. We did the dirty work to get you an...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jul 10, 2011
Tory Varney donned the 80-year-old silk organdy gown replete with spaghetti straps and several dozen hook-and-eye closures cascading down the back moments after the vintage dress was unpacked by employees at the Way We Wore boutique in Los Angeles.
| Jun 10, 2012
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When Banana Republic was looking for someone to collaborate on a summer collection inspired by Palm Springs, Trina Turk was the one to call.
The L.A.-based designer, known for playful...
| Apr 8, 2012
As the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival expands from one weekend to two, so do the fashion and music marketing opportunities in Southern California.
Labels such as Levi's, H&M, Lacoste, Armani A|X, Mulberry and Madewell (J. Crew's little sister)...
| May 29, 2011
In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
| Dec 12, 2010
Somehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 12:21 PM
| 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 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...
| Sep 2, 2012
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall
When Daniel Craig returns to the big screen as James Bond this November, Omega will be returning as his wristwatch of choice. In celebration, the brand has created a limited-edition (5,007 pieces) version of...