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  • Ancient woven fabric makes modern resurgence

    Ancient woven fabric makes modern resurgence
    Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when the Baltimore interior designer was asked to decorate a room upon her induction into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the...
  • New York Fashion Week: Women's wear turns a page

    New York Fashion Week: Women's wear turns a page
    "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...
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    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-...
  • Kent

    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named by the General Assembly after Kent county in England. Its Indian name was Scatacook, meaning a place where a river divides. ORIGINS: The area was originally part of the western lands formerly held by Hartford and Windsor. In...
  • Latest Designs In Fabrics And Wallpapers

    Latest Designs In Fabrics And Wallpapers
    Plenty of the latest fabric, wallpaper, rug and drapery hardware designs were on display last week in Hartford, when DesignSourceCT hosted a show of new collections from 30 lines. The question among the local designers who attended, though, was whether...
  • The Crowd: Putting on a 'first-class fashion show'

    The Crowd: Putting on a 'first-class fashion show'
    The Harvesters did it again. The 18th annual fashion show and luncheon unfolded in flawless style Oct. 7 at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach. The charitable organization founded nearly two decades ago by two young women, Jill Johnson-Tucker and Jennifer...
  • Martin~VonDerheide

    Evan VonDerheide and Katherine "Katie" Martin were married April 24 on a bluff in Malibu, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Rev. Wayne Walters of Burbank First United Methodist Church performed the pre-sunset ceremony, which was followed by dinner...
  • Celebrating Orange County style

    Celebrating Orange County style
    NEWPORT COAST — There were women in cutting-edge evening and cocktail dresses and sky-high stilettos. There were gentlemen looking razor sharp in suits. They stood chatting in a lavish 14,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom mansion at 9 Beachcrest...
  • Scene & Heard: Colleagues luncheon honors Nancy Reagan

    Scene & Heard: Colleagues luncheon honors Nancy Reagan
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
  • The Crowd: Cherry blossoms represent rebirth of spring, Japan

    Editor's note: This corrects the day Leeza Gibbons will be in Orange County. The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in association with Soka University hosted a Cherry Blossom Celebration at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court. The traditional Japanese...
  • L.A.'s revolution in dining

    L.A.'s revolution in dining
    I could practically hear the gentleman reader spluttering as he typed out his e-mail to me, complaining that a restaurant I'd recommended wasn't up to his idea of fine dining. No captain, he lamented. Rock music pounding! And the sommelier looked too...