| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
I am not alone. The cyber mountain of emails I have received in response to my recent columns about going through my parents' home of 50 years proves it. The response has eclipsed reaction to any topic I have tackled in the nine years I have been...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Jill Johnson-Tucker and Jennifer Van Bergh have made a secret pact with Dorian Gray.
Twenty years ago the two Newport ladies founded an organization called the Harvesters. Recently in Costa Mesa at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Jennifer and Jill...
| Oct 10, 2011
After her breakthrough as a makeup artist — doing the face of soon-to-be-super model Naomi Campbell for the cover of Vogue — Bobbi Brown found the world was her palette. And yet the world was not enough. However applied, most products appeared...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable.
Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
| Jul 3, 2011
One of the biggest beauty breakthroughs in recent years involves the rise of funky nail polish colors — blue, green, gray, even black — which have become socially acceptable for almost all women, no matter their age or occupation. That...
| Sep 2, 2012
Pow! Hot-hued, high-impact accessories can put the finishing touch on the season's sporty looks. Take a vibrant piece, like Marni's cherry-red perforated leather bag, or 3.1 Phillip Lim's vivid yellow gold leather boots, and pair with a dress, a button-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The big news in Milan was the continued interest in updating classic couture shapes with unusual colors, fabrications and surface embellishments. We saw it done best at Jil Sander, where designer Raf Simons made outsize drop-shoulder coats, tunics and...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 4:32 PM
At Marni this season, designer Consuelo Castiglioni struck the perfect balance between quirky and elegant, mixing arty geometric jacquard shift dresses, cocoon coats and flared trouser suits, with glamorous dyed furs and Deco jewels. The palette was a...