| Oct 30, 2011
Missoni is having a moment.
Last month, the Italian luxury label's Missoni for Target collaboration was so hotly sought after that it caused the retailer's website to crash. EBay was flooded with resales of the stuff — some 21,000 items at one...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing hosted an exclusive Spring Trend Runway Show for the department store's top forty customers Wednesday.
Downing, who you might have seen on "The Rachel Zoe Project" and "Project Runway All Stars", travels to...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2012
If Elaine Silets ever writes her autobiography — and we can only hope she does, and soon — it will have to be published in a couple of volumes. The woman has stories.
Born in Chicago to a lawyer father (the Marx Brothers were among his...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 5:07 PM
Winter is not good to our skin. The wind chaps. The dry air wicks. The combination blows us into the arms of the billion-dollar cosmeceutical industry, which awaits with pricey over-the-counter potions and serums promising to undo the season's damage....
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Aug 13, 2012
The pouting models who stalk the runways wore it first, of course: Earthy but intense color on lids and cheeks, balanced by nude lips in a beauty look that designers are calling safari-chic.
This season, it's everywhere. Witness the leopard-hued Dior...
| Feb 23, 2012
Spring is a season of equals and opposites, not just meteorologically speaking. The spring 2012 fashion runways teased trend spotters, showing pajamalike pastels one day and body-hugging neoprene dresses the next. Cropped tops bared midriffs. Peplums...
| Mar 20, 2012
Text is relatively rare on Nick Wooster's eponymous Web site; just shot after intriguing shot of clothing, people, attitude, culture. And that's as it should be. For Wooster has made his mark focusing on the visual.
Fashion adviser to Gilt MAN and its...
| May 13, 2012
Fashion jewelry design is in the midst of a renaissance the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1980s. And Alexis Bittar blazed the trail. In the last two decades, the New York-based jewelry designer has gone from selling his signature colorful,...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:58 AM
There were lots of wagging tails and happy meows at the Drake Hotel for the 10th annual Fur Ball benefiting PAWS (Pets are Worth Saving) Chicago. With more than 650 people and 200 pets, this black-tie gala was the largest in the organization's history....
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:49 AM
The Parkways Foundation hosted its fifth annual GALApalooza, which was the official preview party for Lollapalooza. Guests relaxed on white leather lounges around the Petrillo Music Shell to listen to rock entertainment. For the first time, three...