| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA It certainly wasn't a year of fashion firsts midriff-baring tops, slim midi-skirts, tailored blazers, and floral fit-and-flares have trended time and time again.
But 2014 was notable because of its juxtapositions.
Women "dressed up" but...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Sunday night, the girls of "Girls" return for a fourth season of wayward living in and out of New York.
Premiering at 9 p.m. EST on HBO, the new season of this hit comedy finds Jessa (Jemima Kirke) more adrift than ever; Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) going...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:47 PM
“Dad, we got this,” Sabine reassured me. We entered the Bunker Hill Room of the Omni Hotel. Yeah! I have ice in my veins, but I have to admit I was overwhelmed as to the significance of the moment.
A beam of light found us, our cue to...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!"
That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
I WAS reminded of...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Sophia Amoruso, 30, the digital doyenne who turned her hobby of selling vintage clothing on EBay into the $130-million, L.A.-based Nasty Gal fashion brand, has had quite a year.
Her "#GirlBoss" business manifesto was published in May, documenting her...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Whether you're counting hits or misses, 2014 certainly left a mark fashion-wise. From the runways to the red carpets to the slopes of Sochi, it was an endless parade of see-through dresses, ugly Olympic sweaters, cool cats in extra-large hats and just...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Stacy Smith always stops by 2 Chic Boutique in Pigtown to scour the racks of discount designer clothes before she shops anywhere else.
The consignment shop is bursting with suits, skirts, gowns and accessories with labels to melt a fashionista's heart:...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, we reflect on some enduring advice from the recently retired Answer Angel, Ellen Warren.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Help! I am getting ready for a big family vacation in the Mediterranean. It will be pretty hot there. I...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Get ready for a midseason reset. Change the focus from investing in new clothes to splurging on accessories. Here, we uncovered the season's best new accents — with fur, fringe and shine.
Designers have had a field day with fringe, reinventing the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The night after the British Fashion Awards unspooled in London, a cadre of scantily clad models hit the catwalk in Britain's capital for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The star-studded affair included runway turns by some of the biggest names in...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to style, Gwen Stefani's participation on "The Voice" this season brings to mind the old adage about Ginger Rogers doing everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.
While her fellow judges — all men — are...