| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Oprah Winfrey is not only the world’s most powerful celebrity, and one of the richest. She is a marketing genius who knows how to exploit a racist insult to her advantage in a completely uncynical way.
More power to her.
Earlier this week,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world.
It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV.
The thoroughfare played a supporting...
| Sep 8, 2013
It was retail theater of the highest order.
With acrobats descending the building's Rodeo Drive facade and trumpets blaring, Hermès reopened its Beverly Hills store Tuesday night after an 18-month renovation. For an after-party, the French fashion house...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:58 AM
CBS announced Monday that it will broadcast this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 10. The announcement cited appearances by angels Karlie Kloss (shown above Sunday during New York Fashion Week), Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Designer Stella McCartney and her longtime friend actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow have partnered for an exclusive, limited-edition Stella McCartney x Goop capsule collection ($695-$1,895), which launched last Thursday on Paltrow’s ...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:53 PM
PARIS -- Hermès closed out the spring 2014 season of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday afternoon with a show at L'Orangerie in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
The Orangerie, which dates from 1839, houses the garden’s large plants during the winter. On...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Cheap is becoming chic in a different way.
British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand.
For this 19-piece collection, which...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Sex, sex, SEX! That’s all the Real Housewives of Miami seem to talk about!
I think that, collectively (even including Lea), this is the youngest cast of the franchise, and they are in the American city that apparently personifies sex. So maybe...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Andrew Wiley, the megawatt literary agent publishing insiders know by the longstanding sobriquet “the Jackal,” is not the fan of Amazon he once was. Though he briefly partnered with the company in 2010 to launch a small e-books imprint...