| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:27 PM
The red carpet — that staple of award shows — is bad for fashion. This wasn't always so, but now it is.
The benefits celebrities reap from the season of step-and-repeat, which begins in earnest with Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, are...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:33 PM
Fashion-wise the menfolk were all over the map at the 72nd Golden Globes on Sunday night, with sartorial standouts -- good and bad -- pulling most of the focus. But there was one noticeable, if subtle, trend: a bumper crop of dark blue hues that...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Whenever I get the news that the house I am living in and staging with my furniture has sold, and right after I pull the dagger out of my heart, I try to get psyched about my next home and the joys that await.
If I don't muster up some enthusiasm, I...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Boutique confectionery Dylan’s Candy Bar plans to open its fifth free-standing store, and first in the Midwest, on the Magnificent Mile in spring 2015.
The candy store founded by Dylan Lauren – daughter of famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:22 PM
For the most part the men on the Emmys red carpet played it safe on Monday – and that’s a good thing. Among the sartorial standouts on the guy’s side? Ty Burrell, who won supporting actor in a comedy series, was also a winner in a custom...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Gisele Bundchen stars in a new film/ad campaign for Chanel No. 5 that launches online Wednesday. The film was shot by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann ("The Great Gatsby," "Moulin Rouge," etc.). On Monday night, Bundchen; Luhrmann; his wife, costume...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at age 82, was a gentleman designer who over the last five decades defined American elegance.
De la Renta's pop culture influence was wide-ranging. He recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, and nearly every...
| Oct 31, 2014
If you haven't been to the outlets in a while, grab your purse and put on some sneakers, advises ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
When it comes to fashion, outlet bargains are tough to beat. Here are five trends...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:18 PM
After Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards crop top and leotard fashion fest, I've got serious Hollywood bod fatigue.
Gearing up for tonight's Emmys, I'm hoping we can look forward to some more serious attire. Representatives from Ralph Lauren have...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:24 PM
In just a decade, Thai-American designer Thakoon Panichgul has accomplished a lot.
He launched and sustained his own namesake luxury clothing label, Thakoon, as well as the contemporary-priced Thakoon Addition collection, which is sold in 180 stores...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The Stuart Weitzman boots and evening pumps: Should they go or should they stay? What about the St. Emile blouse and the men's Burberry suit. Yes or no?
For Hartford-area bargain hunters the answers, "go and yes," are the right ones as some of the area'...