| Jun 10, 2012
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When Banana Republic was looking for someone to collaborate on a summer collection inspired by Palm Springs, Trina Turk was the one to call.
The L.A.-based designer, known for playful...
| Sep 25, 2011
Sony Studios, Sony Pictures Plaza, 10000 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 244-8687, www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com.
Museum of Jurassic Technology, 9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City; (310) 836-6131, www.mjt.org.
Center for Land Use...
| Jun 23, 2012
When I was in college, breakfast of toasted bagel, cream cheese and lox eaten with the Sunday paper spread all over the table seemed like a wonderful luxury. Later I discovered the nuances of gum-free cream cheese and the bialys and Nova from Russ &...
| Nov 11, 2012
Within three weeks of its launch at Barneys in New York and Los Angeles in October, more than 30 jars of 3LAB's new Super Cream had sold — this despite its $875 price tag.
Elsewhere in the beauty market, demand is soaring for a $560 Bee Venom...
| Mar 25, 2012
Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are jacked up as they talk about the handmade fabrics in their fall-winter 2012 runway collection, with its urban-warrior-trekking-the-Himalayas vibe.
And why not? It's pretty unusual stuff....
| Mar 11, 2012
Many big-name L.A.-based designers — Rodarte, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Barbara Tfank, Skaist-Taylor and Juan Carlos Obando among them — have already shown their fall 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Now in the middle of Los...
| Jun 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS — If Shinola has any brand resonance these days, it's most likely from the phrase: "You don't know [expletive] from Shinola," a World War II-era insult referencing the shoe polish manufactured by Shinola-Bixby Corp.
But the brand is back...
| Jun 10, 2013
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When Cicely Tyson took to the stage Sunday to accept her Tony Award for lead actress in a play for her role in "The Trip to Bountiful," both men who were watching with me reacted — to her dress. The ultra-structured, purple-satin creation "looks...
| Jun 14, 2013
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Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Gia Coppola, Angela Lindvall, Samantha and Victoria Traina and other lovelies came out to fete Proenza Schouler and wearing Proenza Schouler, at a dinner party Thursday night in a private home on Mulholland...
| Jun 23, 2013
As one of a new generation of fine jewelry designers making the heirlooms of tomorrow, Irene Neuwirth is living the California dream.
In 13 years, she has gone from stringing vintage glass beads together in her Malibu apartment to having the top-selling...
| Jan 13, 2013
Jennifer Meyer wears her jewelry in the shower. And she's built a business on that idea.
"I don't want you to take your jewelry off. I want it to become a part of you," says the designer over lunch, sweeping her hand across the subtle gold pieces on her...