| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
They share vintage fashion finds, finish one another's sentences and collectively compose pop-rock songs. Kesha and Katy Perry are fans, and their dream is to perform with Prince. But for now they'll have to settle for appearing at the Coachella Valley...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Pharrell Williams and Vivi Nevo sporting the same Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat. Socialite Joy Venturini Bianchi in a wonderfully wild Tom Ford zebra gown with a bristly mane. And designer Jeremy Scott playing the haute Chippendale dancer in a Moschino...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:41 PM
PARIS — Pharrell Williams was ahead of the trend with the now-infamous Vivienne Westwood mountie-style hat he wore to the Grammy Awards. On the runways this week in Paris, there have been hats galore, and we're not talking your run-of-the-mill...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:54 PM
PARIS -- Jean Paul Gaultier likes himself a Hollywood-worthy production all right. And that's exactly what he gave guests at his fall 2014 fashion show on Saturday night.
The venue was the sleek-and-modern 1972 Oscar Niemeyer-designed French Communist...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection.
Nestled in the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Remember five-and-dime stores? Ever want to own one?
The former F.W. Woolworth Co. store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will be sold at auction on March 10. Bidding will start at $4 million, broker Auction.com said.
The four-story building in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Broadway, the sparkling entertainment district of mid-20th-century Los Angeles, had a long fall.
As residents moved to the suburbs, opulent movie palaces dating to the early days of the film industry closed their doors. Upscale shops were closed, and...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:09 AM
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| 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 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...