| 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 ...
| Apr 2, 2013
Life is but a dream, or so we're often told. Dress like it then this spring in togs spun off a sleepwear theme.
The look is relaxed, in the extreme. Just how extreme you want to go depends on your fashion brio.
Dries Van Noten's green-and-black plaid...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Apr 21, 2013
The everyday handbags of choice for Hollywood this spring, as seen on the arms of Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Watts, Emma Roberts and Kate Bosworth, aren't by Louis Vuitton, Hermes or Dior. They're by Paris-based Jerome Dreyfuss, who shares his laid-back,...
| Oct 1, 2013
Luxury consignment online was a scary new niche when Corri McFadden launched eDrop-Off, an auction destination for designer resale (shopedropoff.com).
In the nine years since, McFadden has surpassed 300,000 transactions, added 40 employees, starred in...