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Ring in the lunar new year with a barrel of monkey merchandise

Out with the goat, in with the monkey! The Chinese Lunar New Year begins Monday and this is the year of the fire monkey, associated with the ninth zodiac animal sign and the element of fire. In celebration, luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Michael Kors, Estée Lauder and Chopard...

  • Trends in over-the-counter face care

    Trends in over-the-counter face care

    In an era when a purportedly new-best-face-cream-since-the-dawn-of-time seems to be advertised weekly — and snail-slime serums, nightingale-dropping facials and bee-venom products can be bought with the tap of a keyboard — it can be difficult to know which over-the-counter skin-care products are...

  • Face the new year with a firmer grasp of cosmetic procedures

    Face the new year with a firmer grasp of cosmetic procedures

    Looking to kick-start your beauty regimen for a new season of good looks? Here are some of the latest ways plastic surgeons and dermatologists are dealing with common skin care concerns including wrinkles, acne and uneven and saggy skin. Anti-aging/wrinkle control When it comes to anti-aging products...

  • Janessa Leone just can't keep this under her hat

    Janessa Leone just can't keep this under her hat

    As business problems go, hat designer Janessa Leone's was a good one to have. She quickly outgrew both original manufacturers for her line during its first season. That was in 2012. She is now in her sixth season, with her hats selling through retailers in 14 countries around the world as well...

  • Fashion goes gender-neutral: One style for all

    Fashion goes gender-neutral: One style for all

    In fashion-obsessed circles, the sold-out shoe of the fall season wasn't some crazy-high stiletto for women or debonair monk-strap for men. It was the same shoe across the gender divide: Gucci's fur-lined flat scuff slipper, with the house's iconic metal horse-bit. The symbolic shoe made its debut...

  • Velvet lends a touch of elegance to the holidays

    Velvet lends a touch of elegance to the holidays

    It's getting colder outside, making it tempting to leave home swaddled in that adult-size cuddle blanket. Instead, for the sake of your style reputation, we suggest snuggling up to some sumptuous and sophisticated: velvet. Lately, the plush fabric has been seen embellishing hiking boots, jewelry,...

  • Visions of espadrilles and ballet flats dance in Meghan Cleary's head

    Visions of espadrilles and ballet flats dance in Meghan Cleary's head

    When Meghan Cleary was 5 years old and growing up in Farmington, Mich., she spotted a pair of embroidered, baby blue wedge espadrilles at her local Kmart and instantly fell in love with footwear. "I had a very visceral sense that getting those shoes would change something about my life," says Cleary,...

  • Last-minute holiday gifts for the fashion-minded

    Last-minute holiday gifts for the fashion-minded

    Still shopping? We've got you covered with these last-minute inspirations for gifts that span the spectrum from pretty to practical to reach-for-the-stars. (We are in Hollywood, after all.) —— Kelly Wearstler Douglas fir Avant dog house with down-filled cushion, $2,500, with a portion of proceeds...

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    Spirituality and style: Luxe interpretations of mala beads

    Step into a Bikram yoga class or vegan cafe and chances are you'll see any number of people wearing strings of beads coiled around their wrists or necks. Some version of these beads — called mala, mantra or prayer beads — are used in a multitude of religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, to...

  • Modern twists on tweed

    Modern twists on tweed

    Tweed, that borrowed-from-the-boys fabric that Coco Chanel began reinventing for female clients in the 1920s, is in soft focus again this season. Vibrant color, metallic threading, embellishments such as ostrich feathers, jewels, sequins and soft fringe feminize nubby tweeds, as do nipped-in silhouettes...

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    Weddings head out of the banquet hall

    A cookie-cutter wedding just would not cut it for urbane lovebirds Brittany Mrsnik and Jason Barnes of West Hollywood. When their wedding planner recommended Millwick, a hip new venue in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District, they were immediately smitten by the industrial chic of the 80-year-old...

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    Wedding trends today? Well, they're glamorous but less fussy too

    What we generally think of as the "holiday season" could also be called "engagement season."' One-third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, according to WeddingWire, an online wedding planning site. So if you or someone you love is setting the date, here's our holiday...

  • Lee Hogan Cass, who redefined power dressing in the '80s, dies at 95

    Lee Hogan Cass, who redefined power dressing in the '80s, dies at 95

    As vice president and fashion director of Broadway department stores, Lee Hogan Cass catered to tastes of L.A. women who were breaking barriers in button-up professions. It was the heyday of the power suit — of padded shoulders, trussed-up necks. But by the mid-1980s, Cass had had enough. What...

  • Sweaty Betty brings its British 'sports luxe' looks to Venice's Abbot Kinney

    Sweaty Betty brings its British 'sports luxe' looks to Venice's Abbot Kinney

    Local fitness fanatics looking to buck athletic wear's black-and-stretchy standard have a new best bet, courtesy of the Brits. London-based fitness empire Sweaty Betty opened its first California brick-and-mortar location in Venice on Nov. 20, selling figure-flaunting workout attire in splashy...

  • The close-knit partnership at Kit and Ace

    The close-knit partnership at Kit and Ace

    Ask Shannon Wilson what's different about her new luxury athleisure brand Kit and Ace, and she's clear. "We call it 'improving the perfect,'" she says of the brand's proprietary luxury-meets-function fabric, a "technical cashmere" dubbed "qemir." "Cashmere itself is pretty amazing, but we wanted...

  • Urban wilds or great outdoors, Aether aims to be out and about

    Urban wilds or great outdoors, Aether aims to be out and about

    Aether Apparel is the rare outerwear success story from L.A. Sick of ski wear that screamed logos and neon hues, former filmmakers Jonah Smith and Palmer West set out to make winter coats sophisticated enough to wear in the city. What started six years ago with six men's jacket styles has since...

  • Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford reunite at Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 celebration

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford reunite at Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 celebration

    The event: More than 40 years after heating up movie screens in the 1973 blockbuster "The Way We Were," Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand had starring roles at the Hollywood Reporter's 24th Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Redford attended to present...

  • Lizzie Fortunato jewelry and handbags promise a transporting experience

    Lizzie Fortunato jewelry and handbags promise a transporting experience

    Dreaming of a warm weather escape this winter? New York-based accessories brand Lizzie Fortunato can take you there. Mother-of-pearl, African bead and black raffia "Hula" earrings transport you to an island luau in Kauai. A peacock-colored pearl, brass and bone "Moroccan Sun" necklace beams you...

  • Lend a little sparkle — and more — to the world with these charity-minded pieces of jewelry

    Lend a little sparkle — and more — to the world with these charity-minded pieces of jewelry

    It's that time of year when goodwill and charitable actions reign. A number of jewelry designers have pledged to donate 100% of proceeds from certain pieces to designated charitable organizations. So jewelry can be a gift that benefits both the recipient and the broader world. Gorjana Laguna Beach's...

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    Can you really get better skin using pills, potions and powders?

    As if it's not enough to cleanse, tone and moisturize daily, beauty brands are adding another step to the skin-care regimen — although this one is as simple as popping a pill. Adopting the adage that "beauty starts from within," a slew of new products are designed to head off common skin-care concerns...

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    Dita Von Teese knows how to make 'Your Beauty Mark'

    Heather Sweet was just a freckle-faced strawberry blond from small-town Michigan until she discovered the makeup and beauty regimen that would transform her into the raven-haired, pale-skinned, scarlet-lipped Hollywood burlesque queen and style icon Dita Von Teese. In addition to splish-splashing...

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    Holiday party makeup tips from a makeup artist who's worked with Rita Ora and Pink

    With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, the season of merry, bright and cool has arrived. Bold beauty looks are so slick, so chic right now that it's tempting to venture beyond the go-to, holiday party smoky eye and red lip. Covet the seemingly born-with-it swagger of women like Gwen Stefani,...

  • 16 celebratory accents for your holiday party outfits

    16 celebratory accents for your holiday party outfits

    It's that time of year when a flurry of invitations comes rolling in. There's tree-trimming, caroling, cocktailing and canoodling with colleagues at the annual office party (oh joy!). Add black-tie soirées, family feasts, boat parades and all manner of pageantry. The dress code for a.m. and p.m....

  • Finally! Now there's premium denim for plus-sized women, thanks to SLINK Jeans

    Finally! Now there's premium denim for plus-sized women, thanks to SLINK Jeans

    A model wearing a T-shirt that reads "Believe in Yourself" — the "be" and "you" in red letters — embodies just one of new premium denim line SLINK's body-positive messages. As significant, the model is wearing a pair of the new line's fashionable, fitted jeans made especially for plus-size figures....

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    It's all or nothing with Josh Duhamel: Either jeans and a T-shirt, or a Dolce & Gabbana suit

    With his rugged good looks and easy demeanor, Josh Duhamel has a boy-next-door familiarity. Slouched unassumingly in a booth in an old-school diner in Brentwood, the actor — whose film "Lost in the Sun" is set to open Nov. 6 — casually chats about sports with the owner, as he orders his usual gyro....

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    Surfer Laird Hamilton says his new menswear line is 'for guys like me ... the X Generation'

    Even before expanding his brand beyond the water's surface, world-renowned surfer Laird Hamilton was a multi-tasking multi-hyphenate, credited with popularizing tow-in surfing, hydrofoil boarding and stand-up paddle boarding. Now his name graces movie credits ("The Descendants"), book covers (his...

  • Why are we so fascinated by killer high heels?

    Why are we so fascinated by killer high heels?

    Ladies, the next time you are teetering on high heels, you can blame men. But not for the reason you think. In Western fashion, high heels were popularized by men, starting in the court of Louis XIV where a talon rouge (red heel), identified a member of the privileged class centuries before Christian...

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    Tips for getting that rebellious '90s makeup look

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