| 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,...
| Jan 17, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style.
"She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin...
| Nov 2, 2008
Christina Hendricks eyes a darling white cloche much as a cougar sizes up a coyote with a limp. She circles. She purrs. She pounces. "I have so many hats, but. . . " she says, adjusting the brim in the mirror at the local vintage boutique The Way We Wore....
| Feb 7, 2007
THERE was the model at the Oscar de la Renta show in a fur vest, spindly arms sticking out like brittle twigs. And the one at Yeohlee who wasn't big enough to fill out her high-waisted skinny pants.
Alarmingly thin models may be the subject fashion can't...
| Jun 1, 2008
We started to notice it a few months ago -- the Palm Beachy printed clutches at Old Navy, the two-tone cardigans with jeweled buttons at J. Crew, the beaded tunics at Banana Republic, the indispensable flat shoe with a gold insignia on the toe at Target....
| Aug 3, 2008
THE MOST exciting thing at couture week in Paris last month wasn't an over-the-top runway gown or a wasp-waisted lady suit. It was denim. And it was denim by Alber Elbaz, the darling of French fashion who over the last few seasons has captivated women...
| Sep 21, 2008
FOR THE last few years in fashion, the most feather-flocked and embroidery-encrusted creations have grabbed the spotlight -- coats designed like antique Chinese landscape paintings, sweaters laden with a maharajah's jewels. Artwork for the privileged...
| Jan 7, 2009
Tyson Beckford has traded in a Niki for a Nicole.
Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" has chosen Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio to join Beckford as a mentor to the model wannabes for the show's upcoming season. New faces on the judges panel also include...
| Aug 31, 2008
STEP away from the tweezers. The tapered, pin-thin eyebrows you've been meticulously sculpting every week since the '90s are looking about as dated as a Menudo T-shirt.
Call it recession chic (visiting a brow specialist suddenly feels so indulgent), or...
| Nov 11, 2007
At J. Roaman, a home furnishings store in East Hampton, N.Y., a painted white iron bed wears a giant charm bracelet over its left head post. The bracelet isn't there because the bed wants for visual interest; it's already enveloped in a brightly colored...
| Apr 29, 2007
Shortly after learning "mama" and "dada," Ginger and Ruby Rosenheck said "bye-bye" to their highchairs.
"They are the lamest, ugliest, most restraining things in the world and when you have twins, highchairs just take over the room," says their mother...