| Sep 19, 2010
"Elegant American sportswear." Those are the words that best sum up the recent spring 2011 runway shows in New York. A new generation of designers has turned the page here, led by Alexander Wang, who has figured out what people want and how much they...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:22 AM
His hands have worked magic on some of the most famous manes in the world: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista. But Cuban-born Oribe Canales, 54, wants you to know that he's just an average Joe. He's frequented the same...
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2010
Vogue once compared a Chanel black dress to a Ford, which was both a compliment and a prediction back in 1926, when Coco Chanel designed the short black frock as one of her many acts of fashion rebellion. (Black?! For something other than mourning?!)...
| Nov 23, 2010
Walk into the fashion merchandising class at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta and you might find yourself face to face with the next Anna Wintour or Alexander Wang.
Students are poring over design textbooks, fashion magazines, how-to videos and...
| Jun 3, 2010
If you're lovelorn and looking for answers, you won't find them here. But advice to the leg-lorn? You've come to the right place. It used to be that a well-dressed woman never went to work with her legs bare. Now, is wearing hosiery hopelessly dated? Read...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 8:00 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, was transformed into a SoHo district gallery for the fall 2010 fashion preview by retailer Nordstrom.
The building seemed to pulsate with energy as the crowd of chic locals entered the museum foyer,...
| Aug 18, 2008
There's one thing about this gig that makes it all worth while - that little moment that puts a smile on the face, a spring in the step, some joy in the heart, pleasure in the brain (running out......
| Oct 19, 2010
First lady Michelle Obama jetted to New York to speak at a National Democratic Committee fundraiser Monday evening, accompanied by “second lady” Jill Biden. Earlier in the evening, they attended a dinner hosted by designer Donna Karan —...
| Nov 23, 2010
THANKSGIVING ISSUE: It is said that Southern California has no seasons, but we who live here have learned to recognize its subtle tonal shifts. When the sycamore trees flare crimson and giant breakers pound the empty beaches, my thoughts to turn...