| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Sep 23, 2012
When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms." In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on...
| Apr 24, 2011
When actress Natalie Portman walked this year's Oscar red carpet, raspberry tasseled Tiffany earrings swinging, jewelry aficionados took notice. Tassels and fringe are popping up all over, on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings — as...
| Dec 12, 2010
The new Devon store in Beverly Hills feels less like a fashion boutique and more like an airport hangar. But the striking 10,000-square-foot space — which features concrete-and-steel décor, lighted up by huge graphic glass panels — is the...
| Nov 28, 2010
Rocker-inspired fashion label Faith Connexion bills itself as a lifestyle collection. But really, it's a brand built for the woman who is looking to channel her inner vixen.
Consider the brand's noir fall collection. Looks include opera-length gloves,...
| Dec 5, 2010
British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones.
Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
| Nov 7, 2010
There aren't too many places where you can pick up a striped sweater and a swordfish sandwich in the same spot. Such is the practical magic of Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach — a new bar, grill and retail store housed under the same roof.
The shop 'n'...
| Mar 27, 2011
Anyone hunting for an educated representation of indie fashion in L.A. would be wise to swing by the new Thvm boutique, which opened last week in downtown's Historic Arts District.
Brian Kim and Olga Nazarova, founders and designers of the denim-...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2011
Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs may be the instantly recognizable names in American fashion today. But when it comes to the future establishment, Alexander Wang will surely be on the list.
At just 27 years old, he is the reigning superstar...
| Aug 27, 2012
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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...
| Jan 16, 2011
Badgley Mischka, a brand that's walked more red carpets than Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz combined, has finally opened the store its two designers — Mark Badgley and James Mischka — have always dreamed of.
The new Badgley Mischka boutique,...