| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Kim Kardashian's haute couture photo shoot with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld took place in Paris when she was eight months pregnant with North West, her daughter with fashion-enthusiast boyfriend Kanye West.
The edgy shoot — the one that...
| Aug 30, 2013
The first time I met Swathi Narra, I admired her unique sense of style. Effortless, bold and confident, it exhibited her personal taste -- a subtle mix of her Indian heritage with contemporary American appeal.
The second time I saw Narra, during...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:52 AM
NEW YORK -- Michael Kors proved he is the word on American sportswear with the knockout spring 2014 collection he showed Wednesday morning at New York Fashion Week.
I was looking forward to seeing Kors' collection in particular, because so many...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:03 AM
NEW YORK -- It was alphabet city at the Alexander Wang show Saturday afternoon at New York Fashion Week, with the designer literally writing his name all over his collection--in laser cut leather and lace, woven houndstooth and jacquard.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
D-ID (Denim Identity)
Quilting from a leather menswear jacket inspired the distinctive diamond stitching that is the signature of D-ID, or Denim Identity, the new line designer Jimmy Taverniti debuted last month.
"The whole print trend is slowing...
| Sep 1, 2013
This is the year of punk. Vogue magazine decreed it to be so, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute chimed in with its "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition this spring.
When Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and others turned...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
L.A.-based Mother Denim has partnered with model Freja Beha Erichsen on a capsule collection that will benefit Médecins Sans Frontières – the international medical humanitarian organization known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders.
| Aug 23, 2013
A bargain is always a thrill. It's why I am willing to poke through bins of ratty-looking stuff at a thrift store or paw the racks at the Salvation Army looking for hidden treasure.
It's still rousing to gaze at the $6.99 Manolo Blahniks that I found at...
| Aug 22, 2013
The music beat goes on. Kristin Korb, a bassist and vocalist, enchanted music lovers on Aug. 15 at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main jazz series, which has been attracting guests on Thursday evenings this summer.
Although she began her music career...
| Aug 21, 2013
330 N. Wabash Ave. (inside The Langham, 2nd floor) 312-923-7705
Rating: 2.5 (out of four) Take it or leave it
Chef Tim Graham (Tru, Paris Club) was inspired by his grandmother's National Geographic collection--spanning from the 1890s to...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Donald F. Kunesch, 28, of the 500 block of South Law Street, was charged Friday with being a fugitive from Massachusetts justice.
Anthony D. Stanley, 54, of the first block of Osborn Road, was charged Friday with failing to appear in court...