| Mar 22, 2009
There was a luxe trashiness to many of the collections for fall that's curious when everyone is in survival mode. Between Alexander Wang in New York, Pucci in Milan, Balmain and Givenchy in Paris, I was left with a distinct morning-after feeling. But why,...
| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| 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...
| 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......
| Feb 16, 2009
by Wendy Donahue White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers turned up at the Thakoon runway show tonight at New York Fashion Week, seated next to none other than Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. Reporting for the Chicago Tribune, New York-based freelance........
| Sep 24, 2009
LONDON -- Next spring, when we're all wearing gingham checks, it will be thanks to designer Christopher Kane, who affirmed his role as leader of the new Brit pack with a spring collection that was directional enough to start trends......