| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:41 PM
At Blast Consignment shoppers get more than a good deal; they get a personal experience. Not only does owner Nikki Krohnfeldt make an effort to know your name, but she'll learn your tastes as well.
The Laguna resident opened her designer consignment...
| Apr 17, 2011
The merchandise mix at Telltale Hearts, a cozy new fashion boutique in Silver Lake, could pass for the inside of any fashion-forward, farmers-market-going pretty young thing's closet in this L.A. neighborhood.
The jewel box of a store has a lock on the...
| May 8, 2011
When Karl Lagerfeld arrived at Chanel in 1983, the label had degenerated into a glorified fragrance business. But during his tenure, he's turned Chanel into a global force and ushered in a new era in fashion. This "Lazarus movement" has inspired dozens of...
| May 8, 2011
Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
| May 22, 2011
During the last few years, we've seen a lot of fashion films — "Valentino: The Last Emperor," "Coco Before Chanel" and "The September Issue" among them.
But "L'Amour Fou," which opens locally Friday, May 20, may be the most tender. It centers...
| Dec 18, 2011
It was a love story between two fashion icons for the ages. Wallis Simpson, the chic (and twice-divorced) American cast such a spell that, in 1936, her lover, England's King Edward VIII, gave up the throne to marry her. Together, as the Duke and Duchess...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 5:56 AM
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
— Coco Chanel
When I look back on 2011, I'll remember three outrageous fashion moments: all the weird hats guests wore to Kate Middleton and Prince Williams'...
| Feb 15, 2012
"I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s.
But Bassman's fashion...
| Mar 25, 2012
It's an incredible narrative befitting a new arrival in Tinseltown: From humble beginnings growing up in a tiny Italian village as the grandson of a barber and son of a hairdresser, Rossano Ferretti at age 15 leaves home on a quest to conquer the world of...
| Jul 26, 2011
Ever the tough guy, even Marlon Brando would have been delighted by the new unexpectedly feminine direction being taken this summer and fall by that staple of macho menswear, the biker jacket.
The mercurial actor, who died in 2004, became an eternal...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Vintage-inspired and antique costume jewelry never really goes out of style. If anything, it's hotter now than ever. Both avid collectors and trend-conscious fashionistas covet statement pieces of jewelry that evoke the charm and nostalgia of bygone eras....