Beyonce has joined a roster of powerful women -- including Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Condoleezza Rice -- who are supporting Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization, which works to empower women. Bey has made an ad for the organization discouraging the use of the word "bossy" to describe ambitious women -- "I'm not bossy; I'm the boss," she says. [The Cut]
Model Stacy Keibler -- George Clooney's former girlfriend -- married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in Mexico over the weekend. [People]
Accessories maven Charlotte Olympia, known for fanciful shoes and bags, is adding a new...
By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Flanked by giant Carrera marble planters shaped like skulls, designer Paula Thomas stands in the courtyard of the first stand-alone boutique for her upscale global fashion brand, Thomas Wylde.
"I love the dark and macabre, but I try to turn that into an aesthetic that is beautiful, alluring and abstract," says the British-born, Los Angeles-based Thomas, whose label merges a streetwise, rock 'n' roll vibe with feminine sophistication.
Located next to company headquarters in Culver City, the store opened on Feb. 20, simultaneously celebrating Thomas' 48th birthday and the debut of a made-in-L.A....
We've seen supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posing in bejeweled bikinis and gigantic feather wings. Now she's crossing over to the other side of the camera, creating a line of beachy, bohemian clothing called ále by Alessandra.
The longtime Victoria's Secret Angel draws on her Brazilian heritage and Southern California lifestyle for the collection, which is scheduled to debut at Planet Blue stores and www.shopplanetblue.com on March 15.
"It reflects my everyday life," Ambrosio says of the collection, whose pieces sell for $60 to $260. "It's very Brazil-meets-Malibu and boho chic, which is what I...
With the olive now firmly in the martini that is Paris Fashion Week, it's L.A.'s turn to showcase style for the upcoming fall season. Notable additions to the calendar for this season's Los Angeles Fashion Week include a 10-designer showcase organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the U.S. debut of Istanbul-based designer Özgür Masur.
Most events are for the trade only, designed to allow designers to show their wares to store buyers and the media. First out of the gate is Style Fashion Week, which returns for its sophomore slate of shows at a new home (the event deck at L....
What would spring fashion be without flowers? This year, designers bring fresh eyes to yet another season saturated with flora amid a multitude of sharp vibrant colors and newly imagined styles. — Janet Kinosian
There's a new men's club in town that's all about shoe shopping and a stiff drink.
The J.P. Club opened at the end of February on the third floor of Tod's Beverly Hills boutique. It's the second such club for the brand, which opened the first in its Milan flagship in June 2013.
Boasting a one-on-one personal shopping experience, the by-appointment J.P. Club chummily showcases the new, upscale J.P. Tod's Sartorial Collection (from $1,700) in leather trunks, while inviting guests to relax in a gentleman's-club atmosphere that includes an outside terrace. Decorative details in the lounge-like...
Charlie White and Meryl Davis, who won an Olympic gold medal in Sochi, Russia, for ice dancing, will be contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," which starts March 17 on ABC. But they'll be competing against each other, not as partners. [Los Angeles Times]
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, 72, has shaved her head, partly as an activist move to draw attention to climate change, and partly to get rid or her signature red color and let the natural white show, "to show she's proud of her age," a spokesperson told the Telegraph. [Telegraph]
Suit-and-tie guys don't traditionally have a lot of real estate to accessorize -- the wrist, the lapel and occasionally the left breast pocket. That's why a recently launched collaboration between Cole Haan and Hook + Albert -- a la carte leather shoe tassels that quickly convert traditional loafers into nattily tasseled versions of same -- caught our attention.
According to a company representative, Scarborough, Maine-based Cole Haan, a brand that's been making footwear and accessories as far back as 1928, approached the Hook + Albertfolks (who brought the boutonniere business back to full...
In advance of the "Muppets Most Wanted," which hits theaters March 21, L.A.-based OPI has announced a limited-edition collection of collaborative nail lacquers punnily named after (and ostensibly inspired by) the Disney movie.
Put aside for a minute that most of the felt folks (the Swedish Chef being a notable exception) couldn't actually wear nail polish, and think of what it will sound like when someone asks about the sapphire blue hue of your fingernails and you respond with a chipper: "Oh, this? It's Miss Piggy's Big Number!"
There are eight shades on offer altogether; in addition to the...
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set the date for their Paris wedding, Us Weekly reports. The event is to take place May 24. [Us Weekly]
Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift took a road trip along the California Coast and documented it via Instagram. [The Cut]
Also having fun in California: Actress/makeup mogul Drew Barrymore and actresses Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon with a bunch of their friends are taking a two-day pasta-making class at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley. [People]
More details are out on Mary-Kate Olsen's engagement ring from French banker...
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is scheduled to show off her new shoe collection in L.A. on Thursday.
The fashion-savvy Parker teamed with Manolo Blahnik Chief Executive Officer George Malkemus to develop the much-anticipated SJP collection, which launched exclusively at Nordstrom on Friday. It includes 25 made-in-Italy shoe styles ($195-$485), three handbags ($245-$375) and one trench coat ($495), as writer Ingrid Schmidt explained in a Q