| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:44 AM
I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Sharon Socol spent eight years attending parties as the wife of a high-fashion CEO. She shot a book's worth of photographs as a fly on the wall at posh events, and published them in "Plus One: An Outsider's Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion."...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:28 PM
For more than seven years, when her husband Howard was chief executive officer of Barney's New York starting in 2001, Sharon Socol was his "plus one" at all manner of fashion events, from runway shows to fancy dinners and glitzy parties. A self-described...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:35 PM
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Have you ever been swept away by the river of salvia in Millennium Park's Lurie Garden or watched bee balm sparkle against its swaying grasses and wished to take that home? Now you can.
Some of the Lurie's most loved perennial...
| May 26, 2013
From digitally printed textiles to stylish tech gadgets and even wearable computing, the ever-growing partnership of fashion and technology is catapulting the design world into a whole new dimension.
Evidence was everywhere at the New York fall-winter...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Now that Paris Fashion Week is over, it's time for Los Angeles Fashion Market. Showrooms in downtown L.A. open for business Oct. 13, with buyers from around the globe coming to place orders.
One of my stops will be to see Los Angeles designer Raquel...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:47 PM
It’s no secret that the holidays revolve around food. And since food is served on plates – your table settings serve a huge role this time of year. But there’s no need to be overwhelmed by all your choices.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A runway show is by no means the only way to promote a collection.
For L.A. designers Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern, short films have been the key to success for their fledgling women's label Co, capturing the attention of their very first store...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Actor, artist and fashion designer Greg Lauren unveiled his foray into the world of fragrance in Hollywood on Tuesday night -- against a backdrop of olive-drab Army tents, paint-splattered plywood floors and just beyond a paintbrush-wielding gentleman...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:17 AM
In today's fashion roundup: Lady Gaga goes to Berlin, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom split, and Barneys is accused.
Lady Gaga took to the streets of Berlin on Thursday looking like her old self. Lately, she's been strangely demure in many public...