| Apr 9, 2011
April, it turns out, is a great time to shop H&M. The fast-fashion retailer is releasing three capsule collections this month — including chic, sun-bleached day wear; graphic-heavy streetwear; and quaint, boho-inspired shoes.
The brand's annual H&M...
| Apr 10, 2011
Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
| May 8, 2011
When Karl Lagerfeld arrived at Chanel in 1983, the label had degenerated into a glorified fragrance business. But during his tenure, he's turned Chanel into a global force and ushered in a new era in fashion. This "Lazarus movement" has inspired dozens of...
| May 8, 2011
Any doubt that there would be life for the Alexander McQueen brand after the death of its founder should have vanished over the last two weeks. The hoopla surrounding the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan...
| May 27, 2011
There will be several Memorial Day observance ceremonies in the area, including one at 11 a.m. Monday at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa. Organizers will offer complimentary hot dogs and drinks to attendees....
| Jun 5, 2011
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Poppy/Hachette: 360 pp., $17.99 ages 15 and older
It's fitting that the characters in a novel titled "Spoiled" would be named Brie, Arugula and Brick, especially since the setting is Hollywood and its...
| 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,...
| Dec 7, 2011
Supermodel Coco Rocha carries around the moniker "The Queen of Posing" for her ability to do more than a hundred poses in a minute (It is rumored she may be going for a Guinness World Record.). The stunning redhead recently appeared on "America's Next...