| Dec 4, 2014
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Jan. 14-Jan. 25, various locations
Forget Sesame Street. Chicago's aiming to establish itself as the new hub of contemporary puppetry with this inaugural fest, a 12-day event that includes make-your-...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist," said Akenaton.
SPEAKING OF the wife of Ralph Lauren, I should say that over...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:03 PM
As a family, the Mehtas of Boca Raton would often travel to India and bring back crafts from local artisans.
But enjoying the crafts, which are made with ancient techniques in danger of disappearing, was not enough.
“I felt we should do...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
We're in the middle of No-Shave November and Movember, annual events in which men grow facial hair raise awareness of men's health issues and cancer, so it's the perfect time to talk about male grooming trends.
Men's grooming is having a moment,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Four members of a cargo theft ring that stole and sold truckloads of consumer goods with an estimated value of more than $5.75 million have all been sentenced to federal prison, prosecutors announced.
The stolen merchandise included Gerber infant...
| 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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
For Jill Robinson, it was a dream come true to see Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe host a fashion show at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza.
"She inspired me to lose 60 pounds, so now I can wear cute clothes," Robinson said.
Robinson was one of 1,200 fans...