| Apr 5, 2009
With all the fuss over what Michelle Obama wore in Europe over the past several days, it was this weekend's fashion faceoff with French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in France that everyone awaited.
The winner? Obama, by a thread.
Here, a review of the...
| Apr 12, 2009
She wore American designers ( Jason Wu, Thakoon) and European (Azzedine Alaia, Moschino), Japanese (Junya Watanabe) and J.Crew. Watching her in Europe, it became clear that getting dressed is much more than an official duty for First Lady Michelle Obama....
| Jan 17, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style.
"She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin...
| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| Aug 1, 2010
Like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, private sale sites are starting to carve out their own identities in the retail world. Here is the rundown on a few of the top sites. All times listed are Pacific time.
| Mar 13, 2011
Rugged boots and delicate ballet flats are modern must-haves in any stylish shoe wardrobe. This may be why the first shoe collection manufactured by Los Angeles boutique chain Madison is made up entirely of the two looks.
That, and the Italian factory...
| Mar 13, 2011
Distilling dozens of designer collections isn't easy. But after a month-long cavalcade of fashion weeks in the style capitals of Paris, Milan, London and New York, here goes — our picks for the fall-winter 2011 season's top five trends.
| Dec 30, 2010
I could practically hear the gentleman reader spluttering as he typed out his e-mail to me, complaining that a restaurant I'd recommended wasn't up to his idea of fine dining. No captain, he lamented. Rock music pounding! And the sommelier looked too...
| Feb 16, 2009
by Wendy Donahue White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers turned up at the Thakoon runway show tonight at New York Fashion Week, seated next to none other than Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. Reporting for the Chicago Tribune, New York-based freelance........
| Apr 3, 2009
by Mark Silva "The first ladies fashion smackdown.'' That's what MSNBC was calling the public appearance of Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, and Carla Bruni, first lady of France, today in Strasbourg, France. They both wore bows.......
| Sep 15, 2009
For spring, Thakoon Panichgul, whose floral print dresses are favorites of the first lady, injected some sportiness into his girlish look with mixed results. The focus was on a new, more body-conscious silhouette. SCUBA-inspired dresses with draped,...