| Apr 10, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Kristin Hersh: The Throwing Muses frontwoman will discuss and sign her new memoir, "Rat Girl." Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.
Christopher McDougall: The author of "Born...
| 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-...
| Sep 5, 2010
What is it about Taryn Rose's shoes that gets her whisked to the White House and persuades sex-bomb Angelina Jolie to entrust the surgeon-fashionista with her tootsies? Rose wouldn't tell all. But, grinning, she did divulge some of what goes into making a...
| Sep 5, 2010
Two years after selling her original namesake company, Taryn Rose is back in full force. The orthopedist/shoe designer, who made her name crafting fashion-forward designs that are as comfortable as they are pretty, has debuted a luxury line that is...
| Jun 5, 2012
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First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the...
| 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,...
| Oct 17, 2010
Say "so long" to short skirts and hello (again) to the 1970s. Get ready to banish black from your wardrobe and get creative with color.
Now that the spring runway shows are over in New York, Milan and Paris, it's up to department store fashion...
| Oct 24, 2010
Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Jewelry boutiques on Rodeo Drive tend to be of the big-brand, high-wattage variety. But the tony shopping row is now home to one of the industry's more irreverent players — Solange Azagury-Partridge....
| Dec 6, 2010
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We've all had our slip-ups with self expression around the holidays. Maybe you doubled up with red and green scrunchies in the '90s or donned a pair of those flashing "ornament" earrings. Whatever your holiday fashion faux pas, there's no reason to...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2010
Baxter of California turns 45 this year and is celebrating with a new barbershop — the recently opened Baxter Finley Barber & Shop on La Cienega Boulevard — along with redesigned packaging and special anniversary merchandise that includes a...