| Jun 28, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Happenstance is one of the joys of travel. Sunday in Paris for my niece and me was filled with it.
After a late breakfast, laundry and a visit with our writer friend, Paula Butturini, www.paulabutturini.com, we headed to Sacré Coeur. We walked up the...
| Jul 17, 2011
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:40 AM
In years past, Sima Blue would never have dreamed of stocking her Green Spring Station boutique with ivory sheath dresses, cream lace blazers and eggshell pleated skirts this late in the season.
But times are changing.
With major designers including...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:08 AM
New York City is the most fashionable place to be seen this week when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week rolls into Lincoln Center. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the fashion elite: models, photographers, designers,...
| Oct 9, 2012
While studying fashion advertising, she continued to work in the industry, assisting then-freelance stylist Joe Zee, now creative director for Elle magazine, on shoots for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The week she graduated from FIT, two of Zee's assistants...
| Jul 8, 2012
With summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping.
There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
| Mar 11, 2012
Seeking a quintessential Los Angeles fashion experience? Here are our picks of the top boutiques where you can have one.
The vibe: Beachy casual with a metropolitan edge, a shop that includes Alexander McQueen evening gowns and Prada flip-...
| Feb 21, 2011
The Oprah Winfrey publicity machine puts out headlines guaranteed to make you read on. Consider the topic of Tuesday's show, according to Oprah.com: "Exclusive: The Little Girl Forced to Live in a Dog Case."...
| Mar 7, 2011
At Celine, Phoebe Philo continued to preach her minimalist message, through precisely cut clothes with a 1970s bent. Sharp coats and close-fitting turtlenecks were worn over two-tone pants slit at the ankles, and good-looking high-heel loafer pumps. There...
| Mar 10, 2011
Janell reports on last night's American Idol. I thought some of the kids did their own idols proud; others, not so much:Season 10 Top 13 recap, people! We made it to another milestone. The sands of the hourglass keep on......