Goorin Bros., the San Francisco-based hat maker that made the distinctive black porkpie hat sported by Bryan Cranston's Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad," announced Tuesday that it has reissued a holiday run of that hat.
Called "The Heisenberg" hat, (the name is a reference to White's alter ego) it was first released in July to commemorate the show's final season in a limited production of 1,895 pieces packaged in special yellow hat boxes bearing Walter White's visage.
The reissue is the identical model: A made-in-America porkpie hat in 100% wool felt from Rambouillet sheep in Texas with a...
Drew Barrymore has always had a childlike sense of play when it comes to makeup, from the vampy dark red lipstick and pin-thin eyebrows she embraced in the 1990s, to the cat eyeliner and pastel shadows she sported in the early 2000s, to the cool-as-hell turquoise eyeliner I spotted her wearing a year or so ago as she was enjoying a free Saturday at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.
“That was an amazing Shu Uemura blue crayon that’s been discontinued!” she said. “I still have it.”
So it makes sense that her latest role is beauty mogul. Barrymore launched her own line...
Shinola is paying homage to the Wright Brothers with a limited-edition timepiece and even more limited edition bicycle, both of which were unveiled at a private launch event in Detroit last night.
The wristwatch, based on Shinola's Brakeman timepiece, uses the brand's Argonite 715 quartz movement and has a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, chocolate brown Horween leather strap and a black dial with the words: "The Wright Brothers" above the number 6.
In a cool flourish, the "T" in Wright is designed to look like the instantly recognizable double wing configuration of the brothers' early...
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire. "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now,'" she says in the January issue of the magazine. "I was, like, just eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that's it." [Marie Claire]
Beyonce spent the first week of the new vegan dietshe and husband Jay Z adopted dressing against the spirit of the endeavor, Allison P. Davis points out on The Cut blog....
The event: Hosted by Kathy Griffin and bursting with stars, “TrevorLive L.A.” raised funds for the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
The event on Dec. 8 at the Hollywood Palladium included a show produced by “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Adam Shankman, and honored "Trevor Hero” Jane Lynch, “Youth Innovator” Adam White and “20/20 Visionary” Toyota. (The latter award was accepted by Chief Executive Mike Groffof Toyota...
The holiday spirit is making its way to the red carpet.
We all know Lady Gaga has a penchant for dressing up like a Christmas tree (note the Vera Wang red cocoon jumpsuit and evergreen topper she wore in London on Sunday) but I'm talking about something more subtle and refined.
Exhibit A: The Marchesagreen goddess gown that Michelle Obama wore to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala over the weekend looked gorgeous as she walked out of the White House, past the Christmas trees and garlands of pine boughs. The first lady knows her best features, and this style played up her shoulders in an elegant...
Miley Cyrus showed her naughty side at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball on Friday in L.A., twerking Santa Claus while wearing a spangly, skimpy outfit. But Los Angeles Times writer August Brown says her set was a knockout. [Los Angeles Times]
Here at All the Rage, we were just as intrigued when Cyrus showed up at the 24th KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday night, wearing a bob hairstyle (a wig, we assume), which The Cut compared to Vogue Editor Anna Wintour's classic style.
If you have longer hair and want to try a fake bob, or "Fauxb," writer Melissa Magsaysay explains how here.
By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Just in time for the holidays, two esteemed costume jewelers and an L.A. fashion designer have debuted heirloom-worthy fine jewelry collections.
After more than 20 years of designing costume jewelry, New York designer Alexis Bittar has extended his line with a 140-piece fine jewelry collection that hit stores in September. Offering a polished-meets-punk take on classic styles such as tennis bracelets, cocktail rings and drop earrings, the line showcases marquis-cut precious and semiprecious stones set in either 18-karat gold or oxidized sterling silver with 18-karat gold accents....
It's hardly a secret that those blindingly brilliant diamond necklaces and multi-carat cocktail rings that celebrities wear on the red carpet are often loaners from major jewelry houses such as Cartier and Chopard.
Now it's no longer just celebrities who get to step out in borrowed high-end baubles. A new website called Haute Vault (www.hautevault.com) will rent you a gold and diamond Rolex watch or Stephen Webster chandelier earrings for a fraction of the sales price, making mostly unattainable items available to wear out and about for a week or more.
Before today's contemporary jewelry stars Alexis Bittar, Eddie Borgo and Aurélie Bidermann, there was Robert Lee Morris, who reinvented the category of fashion jewelry in the 1970s and '80s by creating wearable art in organic forms.
Growing up as a military brat, Morris soaked up culture everywhere his family moved, from Japan to Charleston, S.C. He spent his early adulthood living on a commune, making hammered silver and brass cuffs, breastplates and body armor, and eventually settled in Bellows Falls, Vt., where his work was discovered by an art dealer with plans to open Sculpture to Wear, a...
Many moons after the "Rachel" haircut hysteria, much ado is still being made about Jennifer Aniston's hair. The 44-year-old "Friends" and "Horrible Bosses" star recently cut her long tresses into a bob, and it made headlines across the planet. We went to Aniston, who has joined the ranks of beauty entrepreneurs as co-owner of Living Proof hair care, to find out how she stays serene and beautiful in the spotlight.
On the red carpet, you don't significantly change your beauty look. What can women learn from your streamlined choices?
Well, I think you have to be completely comfortable, whether...
On a visit earlier this year to California's Central Coast wine country, I fell in love not just with some excellent pinots, but also with a set of lawn furniture handmade from the staves of old wine barrels.
And, yes, I did buy a couple of chairs and a table for a not-particularly-reasonable price, with no regrets. The chairs are oversized and comfy with staves that extend from the sides of the seat to hold a wineglass stem wedged between. Better yet every time I sit on my suburbs-of-L.A. patio, I am reminded of California's beautiful, rural wine country.
We love our shopping malls and big box stores, but sometimes the right place to find a holiday gift is slightly off the beaten path. What follows is a brief survey of a few such establishments:
BEATRICE VALENZUELA, ECHO PARK
Four years ago, Mexico City native Beatrice Valenzuela began selling her handmade leather shoes in supple cobalt, oxblood and caramel leathers at the Echo Park Craft Fair, which she founded with textile designer Rachel Craven. Her shoes quickly gained a fashionable following that includes Kirsty Hume, Jenni Kayne, Rashida Jones and Shalom Harlow. At her eponymous boutique...
By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When Claire Danes stepped onto the red carpet at the Emmys in September, the Internet was abuzz over her "haircut" — it was a fake.
So was Ashley Madekwe's 'do at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in October.
Both actresses appeared with their normally longer hair tucked up into short faux bobs.
It's an illusion worth trying for holiday parties this year. The faux bob, or "Fauxb," looks as if the hair has been cropped to chin length, without the wearer having to commit to a shorter length. The result is much less frumpy school marm and more sultry 1930s Jean Harlow, particularly if you...
The event: The 23rd annual “Beat the Odds” awards dinner, benefiting the Children’s Defense Fund-California and honoring five outstanding students who overcame near-overwhelming personal obstacles to achieve academic success.
The scene: The star-studded A-list affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday included numerous long time CDF supporters, plus newcomers to the cause, such as Matt Damon, who said he and his wife, Luciana Barroso, were there for the first time at the invitation of friends and looking forward to the program.
The big reveal of Kobe Bryant's latest signature shoe with Nike was held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown L.A. on Wednesday, an appropriate venue given that the basketball superstar sees this shoe -- the ninth to bear his name -- as a masterpiece of sorts.
"With this particular shoe, the entire concept of it is about muses," Bryant told a clutch of journalists and sneaker bloggers at the event. "It’s about who and what in my life has inspired me since I was a kid ... aesthetically what I’m trying to do is pay homage to some of these people and those things."
A frozen plume of water? A ghostly guppy? A dragon tear? Those are just a few of the things that may come to mind when you first lay eyes on the 2013 LACMA holiday ornament.
An annual tradition that taps Los Angeles-based designers and artists to create ornaments inspired by the museum's holdings (much like the Wear LACMA program does with apparel and accessories), this year's was created by brothers Simon and Nikolai Haas whose downtown L.A. design studio cranks out a range of things -- from freaky looking furniture, candelabras and vases to set pieces and props for movies and television.
Did you know that many consider Hungary Water, which dates back to the 14th century, to be the first perfume? Or that the 1982 mass market men’s cologne Drakkar Noir, which uses the same synthetic molecule that gives Tide laundry detergent its clean, fresh scent, was a work of 1980s industrialism just like techno-music?
The Duchess of Cambridge has been changing things up a bit recently, but jaws dropped in some quarters when she attended the British premiere of the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on Thursday. It wasn't the elegant Rouland Mouret gown she was wearing that caused double takes. It was the messy casual ponytail. [Cut]
In a sad coincidence, it was during the screening that the Duchess and her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, received word that South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, the subject of the film, had passed away. [Express]
This weekend, online shopping destination Gilt.com is going analog with the Gilt Warehouse Sale at Siren Studios in L.A., featuring racks and racks of clothing and accessories for women and men by Missoni, Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Paul Smith, John Varvatos and more, discounted at up to 90% off.
(Think a Marni jeweled collar for $99, a Missoni zigzag scarf for $39 and a pair of holiday red Narciso Rodriguez shoes for $179.)
For added diversions, you can check out Infiniti Q50 cars and concept rooms custom designed by Zac Posen and Thom Browne, sip cocktails, and enjoy treatments from exhale...
The Pantone people have prognosticated that a particular purple will be popular in the upcoming year, picking a shade called Radiant Orchid as its 2014 color of the year.
In the announcement, which came late Wednesday night, the color-focused folks describe Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224) as "a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple" and “[a]n enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones."
Pantone name-checks the spring and summer 2014 collections of Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi as examples of fashion brands embracing the color, and...
Marion Cotillard wore a striking dress from Dior Haute Couture to the "Waltz With Monica" premiere at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday. The elegant dress adds a touch of whimsy with orange-and-black-striped silk layered under a blue silk overdress -- kind of a grown-up pinafore.
And stripes have been a "thing" on recent red carpets, Los Angeles Times' Fashion Critic Booth Moore says. [Los Angeles Times]
Dame Edna Everage (aka comic Barry Humphries) helped Stella McCartney usher in the Christmas season at the "lighting" of the designer's Bruton Street store in London...
The event:BooHoo.com, a U.K.-based online fashion retailer, threw a star-studded viewing party at Beyoncé's "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" L.A. concert Tuesday night at the Hyde Lounge at Staples Center to celebrate the company's first year in the U.S.
The scene: Before the show, guests perused the BooHoo collection on display in the lounge, looking over plenty of sparkles and party dresses for the holiday season. Stoli supplied cocktails for the dancing crowd, many of whom took pictures behind large Instagram cutouts with the hashtag #CrazyinBooHoo and munched on Beyoncé chocolate bars. Zo...
Dress for Success is offering a great shopping opportunity with its third annual pop-up shop.
The shop, designed by Lisa Adams of L.A. Closet Design, is offering discounts of 50% to 70% on new and vintage clothing from more than 100 brands including Cynthia Rowley, Catherine Malandrino, Henri Bendel, David Meister, LAMB, AG Jeans, Nanette Lapore. and Stuart Weitzman.
The shop also features an eco-designer showcase including items such as shoes by Coclico, vegan handbags by Urban Expressions and necklaces made by indigenous Peruvian artisans.
All proceeds are slated to go to support career...
From bateau-style T-shirts, to Marc Jacobs’ spring 2012 graphic Mod black-and-white runway extravaganza and beyond, stripes are the fashion trend that just won’t end.
They’ve been hot on the streets and at retail for going on four years now. But whereas most celebs would have shied away from wearing potentially unflattering lines on the red carpet, that's not the case now.
Tuesday night at a screening of “American Hustle” in Los Angeles, Amy Adams chose a spring 2014 black-and-white stripe pencil dress by London-based designer David Koma. I like the detail of the...
The event: “Winter Wonderful,” the annual sale of one-of-a-kind holiday wreaths created by artists, designers and other notables to benefit Children’s Action Network, which works to aid children awaiting adoption or growing up in foster homes.
The scene:Traditional, whimsical and ultra-contemporary wreaths sat on easels throughout Jeanne and Anthony Pritzker’s home in Beverly Hills, which offered a sweeping view of Los Angeles, just starting to light up for Christmas. While youngsters created their own wreaths at arts and crafts tables in an open-to-the-sky interior...
Tuesday at its New York City flagship, Burton Snowboards unveiled the official uniforms to be worn by U.S. snowboarders at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, a collection that manages to be both retro-nostalgia cool and highly technical.
The most high-profile pieces in the collection of outerwear, layered pieces and cold-weather gear are the patchwork-print jackets (one version for competition and a down-filled one for kicking around the Olympic Village) inspired by a vintage quilt that Burton designers found at an antique fair. (Although the press release accompanying the announcement doesn't...
You might have thought Lady Gaga turned out for H&M's epic store opening in New York last month only to promote her new "ArtPop" album. But maybe not. According to columnist Stephanie Smith in the New York Post's Alexa magazine, the star asked for $500,000 for her appearance, which lasted one hour and 40 minutes. [New York Post]
Gaga continues to promote the album and her upcoming concert tour around the world. On Sunday she appeared at a news conference in Tokyo with a life-size doll of herself. That's Gaga in plaid on the right, doll on the left, in the photo above.
The 101-year-old Western Costume Co. is continuing to clean out its closet, putting wardrobe pieces from such classic films as "Gone With the Wind" and "Citizen Kane" up for bid at a Hollywood memorabilia auction organized by Profiles in History.
The Calabasas-based auction house announced Tuesday that the items set to hit the auction block later this month will include a three-piece suit worn by Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in the final "Rosebud" scene of "Citizen Kane," and a black mourning hat worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind." Profiles in History is...
Harry Styles of One Direction took home the British Style Award at the British Fashion Awards on Monday in London. The 19-year-old received the award from Alexa Chung, herself the winner for the last three years, and model Jack Guinness. He beat out other nominees including David Beckham, Cara Delevingne and the Duchess of Cambridge for the honor, the only category in the British Fashion Awards that is decided by a vote of the public. [Grazia Daily]
Others of the night's winners included Christopher Kane as designer of the year, Christopher Bailey of Burberry as menswear designer of the year,...
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, set to begin in less than 10 weeks, Los Angeles-based American Apparel has partnered with organizations Athlete Ally and All Out on a clothing line to benefit LGBT advocacy groups in Russia.
Available starting Monday via American Apparel’s website, the collection includes a fleece zip-front hoodie ($55), a T-shirt ($23), a scoop-neck Spandex crop top ($35) and a pair of briefs ($22), all in red with white screen-printing that reads “Principle 6.” Some pieces, including the T-shirt, carry this statement in all capital...
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's Cathedral. [WWD]
Andre Leon Talley, television personality and former Vogue editor at large, is entering a one-year partnership as artistic director for Zappos Couture, the high-end part of the e-commerce shoe business. [WWD]
Filming has started on the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a tweet Sunday from producer Dana Brunetti. [...
Several new style books focus on great American jewelry design. Here we zero in on two of the stand-out volumes of the season.
David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler
Ruth Peltason Assouline, $85
American jewelry designer David Webb was a fixture on New York's social scene during the 1960s and '70s, beloved by Diana Vreeland, Nan Kempner, Doris Duke, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand and many other style-setters.
Webb is perhaps best known for his animal bracelets, more fierce than cute, featuring lions, tigers and dragons, which were part of the ladies-who-lunch uniform of the day....
Legendary Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland was probably the world's most reliable generator of quotable fashion speak. ("Pink is the navy blue of India," anyone?) And the latest book of her jotted-down thoughts, "Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years" (edited by Alexander Vreeland, Rizzoli, $55), adds to the canon.
If anyone in the style realm comes close to being as quirkily quotable, it's designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose assorted barbs and quips are compiled in "The World According to Karl: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld" (edited by Sandrine Gulbenkian and Jean-Christophe Napias, Flammarion,...
Healing energies, handcrafted ceramic vessels and fashionable floral designs: The season's best new home fragrances have way more to offer than just a sweet scent.
--Venerable Parisian candlemaker Diptyque recently opened its first Southern California boutique at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. New designs include limited-edition holiday candles in jeweled hues and a refillable Hourglass Diffuser, which can be used with a range of scented oils and is also an appealing objet.
--Create the ambience of an at-home speak-easy with Antica Farmacista's new Manhattan diffuser, inspired by the retro...
Jay Z has met with Barneys New York officials to discuss an internal advisory council that is to be formed to deal with the isse of racial profiling, WWD reports. [WWD]
John Galliano, fired as creative director at Dior in March 2011 for making anti-Semitic comments, won the right to have his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers heard in a French labor court. [WWD]
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alice Temperley cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels to present an award Thursday night at an event for the SportsAid charity. [People]
Perfumer Persephenie Lea doesn't stop at scented oils and candles. She's an aromatherapy artist who handcrafts fragrant jewelry, ceramic vessels and uncommon objects that transport the mind and soul to exotic lands.
"I'm experimenting with scented paint," she says, gesturing toward a painting on a wall of her studio. "You have to stand really close to smell it; it's a work in progress.... I call myself a perfumer, but I can't do just perfume."
Located inside a nondescript high-rise office building on Washington Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard, her studio is a...
For most of the last five years, Parabellum has been a kind of two-man exercise in stealth luxury, with co-founders Mike Feldman and Jason Jones meticulously producing a range of high-end, low-profile leather goods from a converted garage in a residential stretch of Hollywood not far from a Honda dealership.
The concept behind the line sounds deceptively simple: Pair smooth, military-grade, high-tech ceramic hardware with deeply textured free-range American bison leather in an exquisitely constructed assortment of goods encompassing $350 wallets, $795 Kevlar-reinforced belts, $2,150 women's...
Haute Hippie is set to officially open its first West Coast boutique on Monday, just in time for the Christmas season.
The label, established in 2008, offers a sophisticated collection of bohemian women's wear inspired by a "global nomad's lifestyle." The new shop in West Hollywood is the brand's fourth boutique -- the other three are in New York City.
"There is no other place that represents our brand as [strongly] as West Hollywood due to its history and culture," Chief Executive Jesse Cole said in a news release.
Company founder and creative director Trish Wescoat Pound echoed the...
Does Taylor Swift live a charmed life or what? On Sunday she was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. On Tuesday she was singing with Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William -- yes, that Prince William, husband of the former Kate Middleton-- at the Winter Whites charity gala at Kensington Palace. [People]
Oscar de la Renta hosted a gala in New York last week at which Queen Sofia Spanish Insitute gold medals were awarded to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and actor Antonio Banderas for their contributions to Spanish-speaking countries. [Fox]
It was a fortuitous paint spill that led 21-year-old Cameron Helm from his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute to his current gig as an up-and-coming fashion designer in L.A.
"I was working on a canvas series in the studio, and paint was dripping on my shoes," says Helm. "I started to like the look of the shoes a lot more than the canvas, so I took them off and started painting them."
Not long afterward, people began commissioning him to paint their shoes, iPhone cases and wallets, and Helm moved back to his native L.A. to develop a line of footwear in a hand-painted, abstract drip...
Back in the days when Adrian, Edith Head and James Galanos were designing, Los Angeles had fashion workrooms to rival the couture ateliers in Paris.
L.A. stylist and society maven Mary Alice Haney wants to bring that dressmaking tradition back with Haney, a new collection of luxury evening wear made in downtown Los Angeles using fine French crepe, Italian lace and Swarovski crystals.
Haney is a line of customizable gowns, or "prêt-à-couture," as she calls it. Styles are inspired by and named after her star clients, such as Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba, and stylish pals, such as Minnie...
The first thing you’ll probably notice about Aitor Throup’s 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the second a satchel of gray melton wool the size of a cantaloupe that unzips across the mouth.
Then your eye will probably wander to the trousers that don’t end at the ankle, continuing on instead into Kevlar-soled foot covers that make the pants look like a Goth-Ninja version of footy pajamas. Only upon closer examination are you likely to...
Ladies walking the red carpet this fall have been bare and spare -- sparing of fabric, that is -- as our Booth Moore has reported. Some of the most talked-about gowns and cocktail dresses were accented by cutouts, bare midriffs, plunging decolletage or sheer panels.
Jennifer Lawrence certainly attracted attention when she wore a Dior Couture gown that was sheer save for a short leotard-like undergarment to the L.A. premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last week.
If you want to emulate Lawrence for, say, a New Year's Eve party, you could try this similar gown, the Monkon StyleSaint....
Dsquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caton hosted a private dinner at the Chateau Marmont honoring Jennifer Lopez after the American Music Awards on Sunday. Robert Pattinson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who performed with Lopez at the AMAs, were among the celebrity guests. [People]
The wedding dress Katniss wears in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" weighed between 25 and 30 pounds, costume designer Trish Summerville told writer Sally Holmes at the Cut blog. And a dress worn by Effie that looks like it was made from monarch butterflies is an Alexander McQueen that's made of thousands of painted...
Sunday belonged to Taylor Swift, but Lady Gaga also turned a few heads at the American Music Awards. Swift, who won four awards including artist of the year, wore a short gold dress by Julien Macdonald along with Jimmy Choo's Madison shoes.
Gaga made her entrance riding a human-powered "horse" and wearing a lilac gown from Versace's spring-summer 2014 collection. Later, she performed in an Atelier Versace Swarovski crystal jacket and pleated skirt, which she removed to reveal an Atelier Versace bodysuit also embroidered with Swarovski crystals with chain mail detail.
As the international creative director of Elle magazine for 40 years, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon had the opportunity to shoot the world's most beautiful women. From supermodels to screen icons, many of his subjects reached icon status in fashion and pop culture. A newly opened photography exhibition celebrating women showcases a selection of his most captivating work for the magazine, where he was creative director and head photographer until 2009.
On display to the public throughout the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles' lobby and Riviera 31 Bar, the 25 portraits in "Elles by Gilles...
Fashion designer Tom Ford may be as well known for his impeccably groomed looks as he is for his flawless tailoring. So it was no surprise when he introduced a line of eight men's grooming products this month or when he noted that the collection was inspired by his own personal skin care regimen.
"I think I am one of the few male designers who could actually sell skin care, because I am 51, and, on a good day, I don't look 51," Ford told us, with a lack of modesty that somehow seemed justified for a guy whose name is a Jay Z song title ("Tom Ford" on the "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album).
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new creative consultant.
She's appealing all right, the enviable combination of smart and pretty with a can-do mentality to match that of her character on TV, Washington, D.C., crisis manager Olivia Pope.
She's also an actress in the modern mold who knows that being a pro at the fashion game is a key to her success. That's why Washington, 36, made...
For menswear aficionados, Italian luxury label Ermenegildo Zegna has long stood for a high-quality yet understated gray-flannel sensibility. But for colorful, personality-driven runway fashion? Not so much.
Which is why it's significant that, after 103 years, the brand has decided to put a face with its name for the first time in a branding initiative that was unveiled earlier this month in the razzle-dazzle capital of the world, Los Angeles.
The new star is Stefano Pilati, who spent eight years as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent and who joined the Zegna Group in January as head of...
On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry — a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric design in her hometown of Mexico City — the local brand has opened its first stand-alone studio in West Hollywood.
Chelsea Handler, Carey Mulligan, Emma Roberts and Tyra Banks are just a few star fans of the label, which is designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles. "But it was just three years ago that it became a day job and a real...
Look-at-me designer sunglasses have long been de rigueur in Hollywood, where the sun and the flash of paparazzi cameras shine bright.
The latest "it" sunglasses, launching for winter, up the fashion ante even more with super-luxurious details and limited-edition runs. Karl Lagerfeld introduces the Chanel Eyewear Prestige Collection this month, with 18-karat yellow or white gold lenses as its signature. And only 30 people in the world will have the privilege of purchasing a $23,000 version of Cartier's iconic aviator sunglasses crafted of solid 18-karat gold with leather trim. Just don't...
The Road to Awe looks to be headed downtown, given the streetwise jeans and second-skin leather pants in the Los Angeles-based women's collection that had its debut in July.
The brand, known as RtA, "has an androgynous vibe," says French-born Eli Azran, 27, who co-designs the line with L.A. native David Rimokh, 26. "It's very easy, very versatile."
But the pieces also have a sensual edge. Think two-toned destroyed denim with a sleek, waxed finish; a "hip-zip" jean with an exposed, wrap-around zipper; or frayed silk edging at the hems. Prices range from $165 to $975, and the bestselling...
With her signature cascade of long, curly hair and beachy style, 30-year-old Brazilian bombshell Camila Alves McConaughey — wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, mother of three, model, handbag designer and brand ambassador for Macy's INC. — radiates a seemingly effortless beauty. Alves has a demanding career and homes in Austin, Texas, and Malibu, so she's constantly on the road. We recently talked with her about how she stays so pulled together — something we're especially interested in as the harried holiday travel season begins.
Keaton Row has added a new twist to online shopping.
The website, created by Harvard Business School graduates Cheryl Han and Elenor Mak, pairs shoppers with fashion advisors from all over the country, based on a personal style Q&A given to each new member who signs onto the site. Think online dating but with a refreshed and personalized wardrobe, not a first date, as the goal.
"What we realized is that people want a back-to-basics, personal touch when shopping online," Han says.
The advisors — called stylists — receive commissions on items sold, making the experience a virtual...
A one-off capsule collection of vintage apparel and accessories curated by Decades co-owner Cameron Silver -- with the Tommy Hilfiger aesthetic in mind -- made its debut at the latter's West Hollywood flagship store Thursday.
Dubbed the Cameron Silver Vintage Capsule Collection for Tommy Hilfiger, it consists of an assortment of vintage dresses, men's and women's tops, blazers, bottoms, outerwear, head wear, bow ties and handbags that are mostly in the $200 to $500 range and a few gowns priced in the $1,500 to $2,500 range.
If you think the above sounds like some sort of brain-bending...
When Sasha Obama wore an Asos sweater emblazoned with a unicorn to a basketball game last weekend, the garment promptly sold out. But supply seems to follow demand: Asos announced on its blog that the sweater will be back in stock Dec. 2. [Racked]
Fashion maven Sarah Jessica Parker has joined Instagram. [People]
One surprising factlet about President John F. Kennedy: He knew a designer dress when he saw one. That's according to a taped interview Princess Grace of Monaco gave in 1965, recounting her surprise when the president correctly identified the outfit she was wearing as a Givenchy. [...
L’Wren Scott counts First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Madonna among the fans of her sophisticated, sharply-tailored dresses. And now the designer is rolling her aesthetic out to the masses with the limited-edition Banana Republic L’Wren Scott Collection.
On Tuesday, Scott and Krista Smith, West Coast editor of Vanity Fair magazine, co-hosted a party at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate the collaboration, along with guests who included Scott’s Rolling Stone boyfriend Mick Jagger, singer Ke$ha and actresses Christina Hendricks, Jessica Pare and Rashida...
Bold menswear colors are not just for quirky Brits and funny guys anymore.
For years the basic uniform for men, on and off the red carpet, has been black or gray. And few strayed from it.
But this season men are wearing more color than ever.
One of my favorite looks in recent weeks is the deep emerald green Versace two-button suit with notch lapels that Alan Ritchson wore to the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Nov. 18. The cut of the suit is a bit retro, and narrow, which is required when trying to pull off such a bold hue.
Although 'stache-acceptance in the American workplace is high, the incidence of lip spinach gets pencil thin as you climb the corporate ladder.
Those are among the key takeaways of the American Mustache Institute's recently completed Wahl-sponsored Workplace Mustache Study.
Of the 1,109 people who completed the institute's online opinion survey, 91.7% of respondents agreed with the statement: "I believe mustaches are appropriate for the workplace." In addition, 75.27% think their workplace "benefits from the contributions of Mustached Americans"; 68.05% think "Mustached Americans are strong...