| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know."
Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla.
| Mar 2, 2012
In today's rotten economy, college kids in their sweatshirts and yoga pants need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. For suggestions on going from slob to sleek, I talked to stylists and job experts, then collected firsthand tips...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:40 PM
To many newly single women, cleaning out the closet can be just as cathartic as sitting on a therapist's couch.
The Divorcée Sale, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Resort at Pelican Hill, is a way for women to shed pieces of their past for a...
| Sep 18, 2011
It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that has made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Models wear outfits from Karen Millen's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection
I was 9 years old the last time I dressed a Barbie doll. I chopped off most of its hair, changed the color of its lipstick with a Sharpie and shoved it in a hideous pink and silver...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd...
| Nov 13, 2011
In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status.
His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...
| Nov 20, 2011
Location: 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, between 3rd Street and Beverly Boulevard just east of Fairfax Avenue. From the 10 Freeway, take the Fairfax Avenue exit north.
Hours: Regular mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m....
| Nov 20, 2011
Southern California is home to strip malls, mini-malls, mixed-use malls, outlet malls and rarefied luxury malls.
But, unlike any other mall, the Beverly Center is a microcosm of the state of fashion and culture today. The behemoth at the edge of West...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:33 PM
They're calling it the fitting room of the future, an enclosed kiosk in a mall common area that shoppers step into for a free, full (and fully clothed) body scan. After 10 seconds, a shopper emerges, then gets printed recommendations on size, style and ...
| Dec 16, 2012
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...