| Feb 10, 2012
It was a Friday night and the party was just getting under way. Women were streaming in every few minutes loaded down with clothes, shoes, jewelry and purses that they'd tired of and wanted to swap for new stuff.
"You never know what's going to come...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Against a backdrop of stunning visuals, British pop music and fall fashions, Macy's presented Glamorama at the Harris Theater on Aug. 10. Themed "The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now," the night included a fashion show with 43 models...
| Aug 19, 2012
Every fall, college campuses swarm with women wearing all kinds of leather flats, but there are always a select few brave enough to walk across the quad in stilettos. Those risk-takers might look great, but who can realistically trek to class in high...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:40 AM
In years past, Sima Blue would never have dreamed of stocking her Green Spring Station boutique with ivory sheath dresses, cream lace blazers and eggshell pleated skirts this late in the season.
But times are changing.
With major designers including...
| Sep 2, 2012
Bold, beautiful, even bejeweled, eyebrows are making a major statement. Full, impeccably groomed brows defined faces on key fall runways at Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Christian Dior and Valentino. Karl Lagerfeld drove the focus home most...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:02 PM
PARIS -- Miuccia Prada closed out Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday afternoon, showing her fall 2013 Miu Miu collection to a starry front row that included January Jones and Zoe Saldana, as well as designers Olivier Theyskens and Marc Jacobs. And it was...