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  • 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...

  • Objects Without Meaning opens a pop-up shop in the DTLA Arts District

    Objects Without Meaning opens a pop-up shop in the DTLA Arts District

    Momentum around the Los Angeles Arts District’s development aligned well with designer Alexandra Michelle’s desire to grow her five-year-old women’s line as she further develops her distribution strategy. Her recently opened pop-up store will test company-owned retail for the designer. The gallerylike...

  • Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion showcase returns to Los Angeles

    Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion showcase returns to Los Angeles

    Snakes slithering across chunky signet rings, models clad in vegan shoes see-sawing on a patch of fake grass and a runway show that includes skeleton-shaped knapsacks sounds like a scene straight out of Los Angeles’ twice-yearly fashion week. But this particular event unspooled in early August,...

  • Fresh styles and gender-neutral colors that pass the test for back to school in L.A.

    Fresh styles and gender-neutral colors that pass the test for back to school in L.A.

    School is back in session. With the mid-August to September return to classrooms and daycare centers everywhere, here’s a look at of-the-moment, different and, in some cases, Los Angeles-area-made style options for the little ones in your life who might be eager to rule the hallways or step on...

  • 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...

  • Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Insect-inspired jewelry puts the bug in the spotlight

    Butterflies, dragonflies, bees, spiders, beetles, ants, scorpions, wasps and a slew of other multi-legged and winged creatures are in the spotlight thanks to several new and recently introduced jewelry styles. Insects are turning up in statement pieces from Gucci, which is all about the bees, as...

  • Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Which 2016 Rio Olympic athletes could win fashion and beauty deals?

    Every four years, the Olympics herald a major opportunity for competing athletes: the glory of victory, the agony of defeat and the promise of payday. Along with millions of people around the world, marketers are tracking the performances at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro to see who could shine...

  • Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte keeps sponsors for the time being

    Ryan Lochte may have hightailed it out of Rio de Janeiro in the wake of his much-disputed tale of being a victim of an armed robbery, but his sponsors haven’t abandoned the 12-time Olympic medalist. A Speedo spokesman confirmed Thursday that the now-notorious swimmer continues to be sponsored by...

  • Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl’s kick off school year in South L.A.

    Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl’s kick off school year in South L.A.

    As kids across the U.S. head back to school, Vanessa Hudgens certainly can relate. The actress remembers vividly the routine she followed at the start of the new academic year and the one ensemble that stuck out in her mind. “It was literally polyester shorts with a matching button-down T-shirt...

  • Justin Bieber teams with Forever 21 and Bravado for Purpose World Tour limited-edition apparel

    Justin Bieber teams with Forever 21 and Bravado for Purpose World Tour limited-edition apparel

    Justin Bieber may have axed his Instagram, but he will soon give fans a signature capsule collection. Through a collaboration with music merchandise label Bravado, the pop star has created an exclusive eight-piece collection of his Purpose World Tour. The Forever 21 x Justin Bieber Purpose Tour...

  • 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...

  • Katy Perry launches shoe collection with Global Brands

    Katy Perry launches shoe collection with Global Brands

    Katy Perry is expanding her footprint in the fashion world with the launch of a shoe collection done in partnership with Global Brands Group. Katy Perry Footwear, which includes a range of sandals, sneakers, stilettos and pumps designed to reflect Perry’s bold, colorful personal style, made its...

  • 7 things you missed from Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament

    7 things you missed from Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament

    From inside Dodger Stadium on Thursday, Will Ferrell addressed the crowd at Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity tournament. As the evening’s host, Ferrell said he would be checking all players for their certified ping-pong credentials (not true); that no dogs were allowed...

  • L.A. designer Monique Lhuillier dreams of Positano with new home fragrance

    L.A. designer Monique Lhuillier dreams of Positano with new home fragrance

    Having sold signature china, crystal, giftware and tabletop collections for more than 10 years, Monique Lhuillier is extending that presence with her first home fragrance. A year in the making, the Citrus Lily collection was developed with Agraria and consists of an AirEssence flower diffuser and...

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