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  • Lanvin's dreamy realist

    Lanvin's dreamy realist
    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...
  • The mall issue: The Grove

    The mall issue: The Grove
    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....
  • The mall issue: Beverly Center is so right now

    The mall issue: Beverly Center is so right now
    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...
  • Trina Turk pairs up with Banana Republic for summer collection

     Trina Turk pairs up with Banana Republic for summer collection
    [This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.] When Banana Republic was looking for someone to collaborate on a summer collection inspired by Palm Springs, Trina Turk was the one to call. The L.A.-based designer, known for playful...
  • Scents of spring

    Scents of spring
    Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
  • Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?

    Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?
    Much as they're trumpeted by so-called eco-designers, plant-based alternatives to cotton are a minuscule piece of the fashion puzzle. Dwarfed by cotton and synthetics such as polyester, spandex and rayon, textiles made from flax, wood pulp, hemp and...
  • Tales from Black Friday

    Tales from Black Friday
    As shoppers find the best Black Friday deals and swipe their credit cards, The Baltimore Sun shares their stories. Deals 'better than what we thought' Shortly after 9 a.m., drivers circled the multi-level parking lots at Towson Town Center looking for...
  • The Shot: Downtown's bargain bazaar, street style at Santee Alley

     
    Left: Lawton Prince, 25 and visiting from the Virgin Islands, at the L.A. Fashion District on Santee St. in downtown L.A., on Thursday, February 24, 2011, said he likes to wear the latest fashions and today he was wearing an Ecko fleece long sleeve top...
  • The Look for Less: Blu Dot vs. Crate & Barrel tables

     
    On a recent spin through Crate & Barrel, the $999 Walker table had a long, lean look that stopped me dead in my tracks. Surely, this was a ripoff of the $1,099 Strut table that furniture maker Blu Dot launched......
  • [Updated] Frugal Fashion: In a bikini or on the red carpet, 'Arthur' star Helen Mirren exudes confident style

     
    At age 65, Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren continues to take sex appeal to an entirely new level. Ever wondered whether you should you wear a bikini in your 50s and 60s? If you're Mirren, it's a definite fashion......
  • Your Stylist: How to make your little black dress work during warmer months

     
    Resident Image stylist and market editor Melissa Magsaysay soothes your sartorial woes in the weekly Your Stylist blog column Dear Melissa, I could really use some fashion sense and help. I have many daytime events coming up this spring and......