| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Watch The Throne?
They might want to re-name the album "Kiss the Rings."
Jay-Z and Kanye West are officially killing the game, re-animating it and then murdering it again. "Watch the Throne" just might break the U.S. iTunes store's one-week sales...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Known for: The largest shopping center in California,...
| Oct 10, 2011
After her breakthrough as a makeup artist — doing the face of soon-to-be-super model Naomi Campbell for the cover of Vogue — Bobbi Brown found the world was her palette. And yet the world was not enough. However applied, most products appeared...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
There's nothing like getting a deal on exclusive labels. With that in mind, Affluent Goods boutique has opened at Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Cleveland native Abbey Said, 28, dreamed up the concept. Consignment shop Affluent Goods sells new and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:56 AM
What's in a color?
Everywhere you turn in New York, folks are buzzing about the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a lower court judge who had ruled against luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
The French designer, known for...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
It is no simple task to cast a magic spell over a social event.
On Sept. 19 in the garden of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the executive team of Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza welcomed 100 guests for a 45th anniversary celebration dinner. The operative...
| Sep 30, 2012
Brent Leonesio of West Hollywood became a perfumisto at age 12 when his mother bought him a bottle of Hermes' Eau D'Orange Vert. He was astonished at how the perfumer had captured the scent of a real orange.
But it wasn't until he was an adult and in the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| 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-...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:12 AM
We pick up right where left off: at Kyle’s failed dinner party, where Faye is tearing into Brandi for spreading some toxic gossip about the Maloofs.
Brandi finally gets fed up and leaves the table.
Of course, Kyle — who instigated this...