| Sep 30, 2012
| 12:11 PM
What is a South Florida glamazon to do?
Fall fashion, with its piled-on multiple layers, stifling thermal nuclear fabrics and sun-absorbing dark hues -- is just too darn hot.
Nooooo, not haute…we mean just plain ol’ hot…especially...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:46 AM
The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board presented its seventh annual Couture & Cocktails on Sept. 28 at the new McGrath Acura dealership on North Elston Avenue. Overlooking the Chicago River, the dramatic space provided the perfect backdrop for this...
| Oct 3, 2012
Students from Westchester Community College designing outfits made from retailer shopping bags for stylish women from the Junior League as part of a Design Wars competition during the event.
Each student was given 50 shopping bags from their preferred...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Some 30 years ago, my wife and I traveled to Denver for an annual gala hosted by Barbara and Marvin Davis, which they called "The Carousel Ball." Fast forward three decades and the Carousel Ball still unfolds annually, now in Beverly Hills with Barbara...
| Feb 15, 2012
"I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s.
But Bassman's fashion...
| Jan 20, 2011
Georgia Carroll Kyser, a fashion model in the 1930s and '40s who became an actress and a singer with her husband Kay Kyser's big band, died Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91.
The cause was not revealed.
Born Nov. 18, 1919, in Blooming Grove, Texas,...
| May 16, 2010
Luxury shoe designer
Elisa Rishwain, 65, who designed luxury shoes under the Elisa Ferare nameplate, died April 25 at her home in Los Angeles after a three-year battle with cancer, her son Brian said.
Born in Stockton on Oct. 28, 1944,...
| Dec 15, 2011
Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas.
Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out.
| May 13, 2010
It seems heterosexual men no longer need a Queer Eye For the Straight Guy.
Which is just as well since the reality TV show featuring a gaggle of gays grooming style-deficient men has been off the air for three years now.
Men's grooming has crossed...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 4:03 PM
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has transformed its 84-year-old Christmas catalog into an application for what's anticipated to be this year's hot electronics gift: Apple's iPad.
By putting the 2010 Christmas Book into an iPad app, Neiman Marcus is keeping...
| Dec 11, 2010
Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
| Nov 14, 2010
Although several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with glass doves) than for...