| Apr 5, 2009
With all the fuss over what Michelle Obama wore in Europe over the past several days, it was this weekend's fashion faceoff with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in France that everyone awaited.
The winner? Obama, by a thread.
Here, a review of the...
| Apr 12, 2009
She wore American designers ( Jason Wu, Thakoon) and European (Azzedine Alaia, Moschino), Japanese (Junya Watanabe) and J.Crew. Watching her in Europe, it became clear that getting dressed is much more than an official duty for First Lady Michelle Obama....
| Apr 19, 2009
Regardless of their past glamour, a few dresses in Doris Raymond's collection are, frankly, wallflower wear. The Chanel tweed jackets and Richard Tam gowns, of course, will never find their way to this category. But other specimens have funereal...
| Apr 23, 2009
| 3:06 PM
Stylist: Tiina Laakkonen
Fashion Assistant: Britt Marie Kittelsen
Hairstylist: Esther Langham @ Art&Commerce
Makeup: Pep Gay @ Streeters
Manicurist: Sheril Bailey @ Jed Root
Set Designer: Max Bellhouse @ Magnet
Shoot Location: Pier 59...
| 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 13, 2010
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2010
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...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2010
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...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 8:50 PM
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...