| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When the luxury menswear brand Brioni sharpened its teeth for an expansion two years ago, it appointed Brendan Mullane as creative director.
Mullane had spent the preceding decade designing menswear at a series of luxury heavyweights, working at Louis...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:12 PM
For a limited time, Southern California fans of French luxury brand Hermès can purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, accessories, toys and even pieces of furniture crafted from the atelier's cast-off scraps of leather, silk scarves, porcelain,...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Hamish Bowles' uniform of suits and ties belies his past penchant for John Galliano men's skirts.
"I was certainly much more adventurous in the way I dressed in the '80s," said Bowles, Vogue international editor at large. "I think the first time...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt.
When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The summer warehouse sale season starts off with a bang this weekend, with offerings from OC's many lifestyle brands. Note: Avoid wearing clothing by the brand whose sale you attend, to avoid being detained for presumed shoplifting.
Surf on over: Jack's...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The first thing you notice when you step inside the tony boutique in Boca Raton is the gleaming table of Louis Vuitton handbags surrounded by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo shoes.
But at Encore Plus, one of several high-end...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC.
Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson:...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The annual POSH Palm Beach Sale - that's where a pop-up vintage boutique is staged for charity - has a new location this year: the Lake Pavilion at 101 South Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach (between Clematis and Bradley's).
The event will take...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kim Kardashian's fiance, Kanye West, just synthesized high fashion with fine art, giving his girl a hand-painted Birkin handbag for Christmas.
Well, what else do you get the girl who appears to have everything and then some?
But the lofty Hermes...
| 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,...