| May 19, 2013
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and...
| May 18, 2013
Thanks to the fashion world's enthusiastic embrace of surf/skate culture over the decades, the Vans-style slip-on sneaker — a simple, unadorned, lace-free upper attached to a rubber sole — has become an instantly recognizable Southern...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:57 AM
In the four years since establishing her eccentrically-English, namesake shoe line, Tabitha Simmons has earned quite a following.
Beyonce loves her striped “Dolly” espadrille lace-ups so much she posted photos of them on Tumblr, while the...
| Nov 3, 2013
In a world where scads of sales can be found anytime online, devoting an entire day, a half tank of gas and a week's pay to a mall, even an outlet mall, would be like ducking into a phone booth and depositing a dime.
Not since my back-to-school...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In the video for their breakthrough hit, "What Makes You Beautiful," the five Brit heartthrobs of One Direction cavort on the beach, looking wind-swept, clean-cut and ink-free.
Yet, there they were — well, three of them, anyway — on a recent...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Clean lines, spare details and quiet glamour. Those are the cornerstones of L.A. designer Jenni Kayne's 10-year-old brand, which has found a niche in the fashion world among women who are looking for a no-nonsense, modern day uniform with a colorful,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim has returned to Miami Beach. Thousands of fashion editors, buyers, designers and bloggers mobbed The Raleigh Hotel July 18-22 to see the swimwear collections that will dominate the pool and beach scene in 2014.
I saw four...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:00 PM
Amanda Ottati of Bear and Bird (photo by Beth Black)
BEST PLACE FOR AFFORDABLE ART
Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, 954-748-0181, Bearandbird.mybisi.com
Because Bear and Bird regularly holds open calls to South...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:39 PM
I was raised in Boca Raton so becoming obsessed with designer labels was inescapable. I’m pretty sure they pump something into the water here that I like to call “the Neiman Marcus” chemical which causes our brains to focus deeply on...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:22 AM
First there was the Missoni craze. Then came the scramble for Jason Wu. But Dec. 1, Target will create the biggest melee since Cabbage Patch dolls hit the market in 1984. Target will join forces with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus for the Target + Neiman...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 6:12 PM
When I began writing this column several years ago, I started a bucket list of designers I’d love to interview. Shoe designer Christian Louboutin was at the top of the list, mainly because he only existed to me in Sex and the City references and...