| Apr 22, 2012
A lot has been made of organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics made from Tencel, hemp and bamboo as fashion rides the mega-trend of environmentalism. But recycled clothes purchased at thrift and consignment stores, as well as upcycled items reworked...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Jan 21, 2012
Orange has come a long way from Howard Johnson roofs and A&W drive-ins of the 1970s — so far, in fact, that global color authority Pantone has anointed the reddish-orange Tangerine Tango the color of 2012.
Pantone's annual picks, which both reflect...
| Dec 7, 2011
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Soon after Rob Morton bought his iPad 2, he started scouring the Web for a customized case — something to keep his new tablet protected and personalized.
Morton needed to pimp his iPad.
Bland, standardized covers were out of the question. Morton,...
| 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
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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
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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
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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...