| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world.
It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV.
The thoroughfare played a supporting...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"I think that Chanel is attempting a new skincare approach. It's very scientific, of course, but these are products adapted to women today," Diane Kruger says of Chanel skin care....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:54 AM
If there is a poster child for the return of 1990s-era grunge fashion, it's Sky Ferreira.
The singer and model, who was born in L.A. but now seems to live all over, was a muse for Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's "California Grunge" fall 2013...