| Feb 19, 2012
Celebrity sightings and New York Fashion Week go together like a navy blue blazer and gold buttons, and the fall-winter 2012 shows, which officially wrapped up here on Thursday, were no exception.
It's to a designer's advantage to invite high-profile...
| Aug 28, 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to the fur salon: The fur was forgotten. Designers instead turned to polymer chemists for a substitute that could please fur-coveting consumers and possibly assuage a few concerns of animal rights activists.
| Aug 28, 2011
Clothing and accessories that use fake fur and exotic skins are available in a range of prices. Here's a list of lines and brands whose offerings feel more fine than faux:
Fake fur is showing up on just about every kind of accessory that's...
| Jan 22, 2013
No critic could find fault with how first lady Michelle Obama looked in her ruby-colored Jason Wu gown and freshly cropped bangs at the inauguration balls. She radiated warmth and sophistication, and the red velvet and chiffon halter-top design...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Late Monday night, I was standing in M&T Bank Stadium with my family, celebrating the Ravens' win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Less than 24 hours later, I found myself sitting in Lincoln Center for the second half of New York City Fashion Week. It’s...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:44 AM
At the Zang Toi show Sunday evening, "Real Housewife of New York" Romona Singer tweeted that she was front row with Alex McCord, Avery Singer and Sonja Morgan. She tweeted that the three of them were her "three favorite blonds."
Baltimore's Stacy Keibler...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:53 PM
One of the best kept secrets of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has to be the VIP treatment received by American Express card members.
Let's start with the American Express Skybox.
Card members are escorted through a door in front of show guests - you can...
| Sep 23, 2012
The Emmys used to be seen as an early dress rehearsal for the seriously overloaded awards-season style gantlet that starts in January. But no longer.
Two of fashion's biggest red carpet stars — Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore ("Hemingway &...
| Apr 13, 2011
"We just love glamorous moments!" declared the diminutive vintage retailer Rona Gaye Stevenson from the airy new Melrose Place penthouse space that's housing her drool-worthy collection of vintage gowns, furs and cocktail dresses. Along with her...
| Jul 6, 2011
The new film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," the third installment in the robot action series, was the top-grossing movie in the country last weekend. Audiences were treated to fighting robots in 3-D and a new leading lady, British Victoria's......