| Jul 1, 2011
| 12:03 PM
Some people get all ga-ga over movie stars and sports celebrities. Not me. The fact that someone has a fetching way or can hurl a ball through a hoop from 50 feet does not impress me in the least. Genius, however, gets me every time.
Given a choice of...
| Jul 3, 2011
One of the biggest beauty breakthroughs in recent years involves the rise of funky nail polish colors — blue, green, gray, even black — which have become socially acceptable for almost all women, no matter their age or occupation. That...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:43 PM
I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.
"Huge roach! Huge roach!" She kept repeating, eyes fixed on the kitchen trash...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:56 AM
The Malibu house has a fashion runway, a revolving closet, accomodations for a hot pink motor scooter and space for a pet giraffe. It's a dream house all right, for who else but Barbie.
Mattel's most popular toy is starting her 125th career, this time as...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Ranking up there with other huge, irreversible life decisions — What should I major in? Is this Mr. Right? Should I get a tattoo? — is this critical question: Which dishes should I get?
"You have to care," says Shax Riegler, author of "Dish:...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
In pursuit of my mantra "Look rich, be cheap," I go on every design-house tour I can.
You know those fundraising events where a bunch of designers consume a lot of caffeine, then converge on a house like a S.W.A.T. team. Each takes a room and turns it...
| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:26 PM
I am obsessed with H&M. When I visited the Swedish fashion emporium in New York City for the first time in 2001, I went bananas for the men’s, women’s and children’s store that stocks well-made fashions at affordable prices. I emailed...
| Dec 30, 2012
IT'S ALMOST 2013 — which means it's time to take a look back at the sartorial standouts (Gwyneth Paltrow on the Oscars red carpet) and fashion faux pas (Paul Ryan on the campaign trail) of the previous 12 months.
Though the world didn't end, as...
| Sep 2, 2012
Pow! Hot-hued, high-impact accessories can put the finishing touch on the season's sporty looks. Take a vibrant piece, like Marni's cherry-red perforated leather bag, or 3.1 Phillip Lim's vivid yellow gold leather boots, and pair with a dress, a button-...