| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Are you hunting for cool, music-related artifacts in Orange County?
Look no farther. The OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa just debuted Analog, which specializes in handmade items that celebrate sound and art. It's a new resource for one-of-a-kind products,...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Feb 23, 2012
Spring is a season of equals and opposites, not just meteorologically speaking. The spring 2012 fashion runways teased trend spotters, showing pajamalike pastels one day and body-hugging neoprene dresses the next. Cropped tops bared midriffs. Peplums...
| Oct 16, 2011
Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs may be the instantly recognizable names in American fashion today. But when it comes to the future establishment, Alexander Wang will surely be on the list.
At just 27 years old, he is the reigning superstar...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:34 PM
A legendary fashion icon, whose designs wrap women of every shape and age, is making an appearance Friday at South Coast Plaza.
Diane von Furstenberg will be at Nordstrom from 6 to 8 p.m. for the launch of her new fragrance, Diane, a scent embellished...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Join the 22nd annual SPIN gala, Bella Notte, a gourmet food and wine event at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel & Resort in Huntington Beach, 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Two award-winning chefs, Executive Chef Jeff Littlefield of Shades...
| 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 30, 2012
Designer merry go round
Stefano Pilati was out at Yves Saint Laurent and in at Ermenegildo Zegna. Versus, Azzaro and Vionnet lost their designers, and Jil Sander was back in at Jil Sander, after Raf Simons left that label for Dior. Nicolas Ghesquière...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Baltimore's party season is off and running after getting its kickoff last night with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra gala, which many folks consider the unofficial start to the fall party season. The next three months may be the most intense time of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:11 AM
In a year where spring collections were dominated by the usual suspects — trends such as pastels, animal patterns and ethnic prints — superior silhouettes, fine fabrics and choice of color helped designers stand out from the masses.