| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:43 AM
The coolest store now open in downtown L.A. is called Acne Studios. That’s right. Get over it.
If you don’t know, Acne (an acronym for Ambition to Create Novel Expression) was founded in 1996 in Stockholm by musician-turned-fashion...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Britney Spears says her abs are real and the product of hours spent with a personal trainer plus major yoga sessions. The singer told Shape magazine she works hard for her figure after speculation that the midriff she shows off in costumes in her...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:31 PM
A sense of place.
It’s what separates the expert dressers from the OK dressers. First Lady Michelle Obama (and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis before her) has mastered it as an art form, wearing a dress by Indian American designer Naeem Khan for a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:51 PM
In case you missed it, the January issue of men's fashion glossy GQ (that'd be the one with Bradley Cooper on the cover) includes a pretty sizable feature on the downtown Los Angeles scene.
Penned by Brett Martin, the piece starts like this: "For...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
New York's Big Gay Ice Cream is opening shop in downtown Los Angeles this spring. Hello, Speculoos soft-serve, Salty Pimp chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, Newyorkina paletas and ginger-curry milkshakes.
After two successful Los Angeles pop-ups in the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:11 AM
PARIS -- There was a Jeff Koons-like sculpture of a bouquet of flower pots, a glass case vitrine dripping with gold chains and a overgrown camellia flower-as-fiber-art.
Even now that we've come to expect over-the-top runway show sets from Karl...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:15 AM
PARIS -- Jonny Johansson, creative director of Swedish denim and contemporary clothing brand Acne Studios, showed his spring 2014 collection Saturday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week.
The brand is in expansion mode, with the first L.A. boutique slated to...
| Jul 4, 2013
Subscriptions aren't just for magazines and bacon-of-the-month clubs.
Mail-order beauty and grooming services have cropped up, not just to deliver the slather-and-lather necessities to your door, but also to provide a curated collection of surprises....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
In 1971, Roger Hargreaves created a round, orange character with a toothy grin and named him Mr. Tickle. The creature was the first in a series of other Misters and Misses -- 85 in all -- who were featured in books, DVDs, art shows, products and several...
| Dec 9, 2012
For holiday parties, today's sophisticated man can take a cue from runways and red carpets by choosing tuxedos for formal occasions or components thereof for more casual events.
Fashion designers, obsessed as they are these days with all manner of...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:09 AM
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