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  • Four things to know about Space, Nordstrom's store-within-a-store opening at the Grove

    Four things to know about Space, Nordstrom's store-within-a-store opening at the Grove

     As any fan of the original “Star Trek” series knows, space is the final frontier. If that’s the case, then logically there would be no better place to end a summer-long retail journey (exploring “strange new retail” as it were) than Space, a  luxury boutique-within-a-department-store opening at...

  • French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    Puzzled — and upset. That’s how some women working in the Islamic fashion industry view the furor in France over burkinis, the body-concealing swimsuit that has been banned in a growing number of seaside towns. “I am quite upset to say the least. Wearing a burkini is not a political statement,...

  • Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Jenna Dewan Tatum is the new face - and body - of the Danskin brand

    Danskin has decided to step it up by signing actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum as its latest spokeswoman. The 125-year-old dance label, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc. since 2007, is in the midst of a brand reimagining that couldn’t come at a better time. Women’s brands account for 40 percent...

  • Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Michelle Obama choose a Jonathan Simkhai dress for Variety cover shoot

    Jonathan Simkhai’s signature fit-and-flare macramé lace dresses have gained a new fan. First Lady Michelle Obama, who graces the cover of the Aug. 23 issue of Variety on newsstands yesterday, wore a custom-fit style from Simkhai’s pre-fall collection for the magazine’s cover shoot, photographed...

  • Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Stampd throws a Hollywood Hills house party to celebrate its latest Puma collaboration

    Given designer and 2016 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Chris Stamp’s mantra “Made to Make It” — which glows in neon on the wall of his La Brea Boulevard boutique — it’s hard to think of a more appropriate setting than a Ciroc- and Red Bull-fueled house party in an $18.5-million Hollywood Hills...

  • New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    New Burberry fragrance campaign stars actress Lily James

    Burberry has recruited British actress Lily James to help it get in touch with its social side for the launch of My Burberry Black parfum, a more intense formulation than last year’s My Burberry fragrance, which was inspired by the black Burberry Heritage trenchcoat. The My Burberry Black television...

  • Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Speedo, Ralph Lauren among sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte

    Two days after Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Speedo USA announced it has ended its sponsorship of Lochte. In addition, Ralph Lauren said in a statement Monday, “Ralph Lauren continues to proudly sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes...

  • L’Eclaireur sets opening date for L.A. flagship store

    L’Eclaireur sets opening date for L.A. flagship store

    Parisian boutique L’Eclaireur is set to open its first U.S. store next month, tapping the West Hollywood Design District for its outpost. The store at 450 N. Robertson Blvd. is expected to open Sept. 9, placing it in the same block as H. Lorenzo and Bel Bambini. The actual building is a Sixties mansion...

  • ‘Coco Chanel,’ a new illustrated biography, details the highs and lows of the designer’s life

    ‘Coco Chanel,’ a new illustrated biography, details the highs and lows of the designer’s life

    Today’s release of the illustrated biography “Coco Chanel” falls on what would have been the late designer’s birthday. Zena Alkayat penned the heavily researched quick read and Nina Cosford provided the images. Published by Chronicle Books, “Coco Chanel” features “lovely, jolly” drawings on every...

  • Blossom Atelier takes root in Santa Monica

    Blossom Atelier takes root in Santa Monica

    Slipping into colorful kimonos prior to getting their hairrefined and reshaped by Jamie Leonard at the new Blossom Atelier, patrons can’t help but sense they’re figuratively about as far away from Supercuts as is humanly possible. “I always thought it was really boring to wear ugly smocks,” reasoned...

  • Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s furniture and jewelry to be auctioned at Christie’s in September

    Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s furniture and jewelry to be auctioned at Christie’s in September

    Christie’s is readying a sale that will open the doors of the former president and Nancy Reagan’s California house. Potential bidders and the just plain curious will find all sorts of Billy Haines “Hollywood Regency” style furniture and light fixtures, porcelain stamped with the presidential seal,...

  • Creatures of the Wind x Just One Eye dinner draws Elle Fanning, Rowan Blanchard

    Creatures of the Wind x Just One Eye dinner draws Elle Fanning, Rowan Blanchard

    “Whenever I don’t know what to wear, I go to the Seventies. That’s like my safe place,” said Elle Fanning. Not that the young star has any shortage of designers vying to dress her, but she does have her favorites. Among them are Chris Peters and Shane Gabier of Creatures of the Wind, who chose...

  • Kate Moss featured in L.A. brand Naked Cashmere's new campaign

    Kate Moss featured in L.A. brand Naked Cashmere's new campaign

    Naked Cashmere, a premium cashmere line that will launch online next month, is getting a boost from a famous face. The inaugural ads will feature Kate Moss shot by Peter Lindbergh in a campaign created by David Lipman. Naked Cashmere was started by Bruce and Leslie Gifford. After spending 20 years...

  • Victoria Beckham to launch limited-edition color cosmetics with Estée Lauder

    Victoria Beckham to launch limited-edition color cosmetics with Estée Lauder

    Blend it like Beckham. Come September, Victoria Beckham devotees — and others — will be able to buff, line, sweep and blend their makeup like the celebrity fashion designer, who’s set to unveil a limited-edition collection of color cosmetics with the Estée Lauder Cos. The Victoria Beckham Estée...

  • Costume designer Jo Korer discusses the looks for the new season of Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

    Costume designer Jo Korer discusses the looks for the new season of Netflix's 'Marco Polo'

    The Netflix original series “Marco Polo” is more than a reinterpretation of the Venetian merchant’s travels through Asia during the 13th century — it’s a look back at the dress found along the silk road during that era. The historical drama features a large collection of ornate bespoke costumes,...

  • Swimwear designer Courtney Allegra to open first retail store in L.A.

    Swimwear designer Courtney Allegra to open first retail store in L.A.

    Swimwear designer and model Courtney Allegra, 19, isn’t wasting any time capitalizing on her success at the recent Miami Swim Show. The San Diego native and University of California, Santa Barbara student is set to open her first store at 7224 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles later this month, beginning...

  • Amber Rose, Donald Robertson team up for new Flirt Cosmetics brand

    Amber Rose, Donald Robertson team up for new Flirt Cosmetics brand

    Controversy comes to the house that Estée built. The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. is using not one, but two digital influencers to launch its splashy, new repurposed brand, Flirt Cosmetics, Monday evening. Donald Robertson — or “Drawbertson,” as he’s known on Instagram by his 179,000 followers — is creative...

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