CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

Jared Leto stars in new Gucci fragrance ad campaign

Sexy sells — especially to Millennials — and so Gucci is refreshing its fragrance master brand Gucci Guilty with steamy new advertising. Starring Jared Leto along with models Julia Hafstrom and Vera Van Erp, the film campaign was shot by Glen Luchford in a baroque Venetian palazzo. It unfurls as...

  • David Arquette hosts a dinner to celebrate Austin-based eco-conscious Raven + Lily label

    David Arquette hosts a dinner to celebrate Austin-based eco-conscious Raven + Lily label

    It might be a fast-fashion world at retail, but slow had its moment on Tuesday as David and Christina Arquette hosted a dinner to celebrate Kirsten Dickerson and her Austin, Texas, based eco-conscious brand Raven + Lily. “Tonight’s theme is about slow food and slow fashion,” Dickerson said. “I...

  • U.S. military issues fashion challenge to find a better protective suit

    U.S. military issues fashion challenge to find a better protective suit

    The U.S. military is soliciting help from fashion designers and textile experts to assist in redesigning the protective suits soldiers wear against chemical and biological attacks. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense, a division within the U.S. Department of Defense,...

  • Donald Trump's campaign spent $50,000 on his latest book

    Donald Trump's campaign spent $50,000 on his latest book

    The Donald Trump campaign spent more than $50,000 to buy copies of the candidate's most recent book, an Federal Election Commission filing shows. The Daily Beast reports that the Trump campaign spent $55,055 at Barnes & Noble on Trump’s book on May 10. The bulk purchase was of Trump’s latest book,...

  • Where to find great raspados, the Mexican shaved-ice slushies

    Where to find great raspados, the Mexican shaved-ice slushies

    Every Angeleno has developed his or her own way of keeping cool in a heat wave. Some people drown their sorrows in frosty beverages. Cold beer is probably what comes to mind first, though milkshakes and LaCroix have their devotees. But whatever is first on your list, the Mexican shaved-ice slushies...

  • 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...

  • Four Seasons Beverly Hills to open new wine bar with plenty of montanara (fried pizza dough)

    Four Seasons Beverly Hills to open new wine bar with plenty of montanara (fried pizza dough)

    Have you ever tried montanara? It’s fried pizza dough. These golden pockets of crisp, chewy dough are the star of the new Vinoteca, a wine bar opening Sept. 26 at Culina restaurant at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The focus of the menu is Italian street food, something with which...

  • How to make a great coffeecake, plus some useful oven tips

    How to make a great coffeecake, plus some useful oven tips

    You’ll love the subtle tang and light texture of this simple coffeecake recipe from Heirloom Bakery and Cafe in South Pasadena. Brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips form a crumbly topping that marbles the cake throughout. A slice is sure to brighten any morning. KITCHEN TIP: Do you...

  • 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...

  • A free vacation? Sure, Dad, let me see what works for my boyfriend

    A free vacation? Sure, Dad, let me see what works for my boyfriend

    It’s late August and the dog needs a bath. Actually, he needs three baths. After his third bath, he needs to be rolled in powdered sugar. He’d still stink, but at least he’d be edible. It’s late August, and I’m examining my young son's feet for signs of a summer well spent. There are calluses and...

  • Can one person have two soul mates? I hope so

    Can one person have two soul mates? I hope so

    I went to see my boyfriend, Luis, perform at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood recently. I drove over from the Valley with our friend Michael, who I’ve known since our daughters were in preschool together, plus a friend of his I had just met that night. As we parked the car and made our way down...

  • 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...

  • Spanish Splendor: Tour five spectacular Spanish-style homes in Glendale on Sept. 25

    Spanish Splendor: Tour five spectacular Spanish-style homes in Glendale on Sept. 25

    Spanish architecture has left an enduring impression in Los Angeles, and Glendale in particular, where Spanish Colonial Revival — and Mediterranean Revival — flourished during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Glendale Historical Society’s Spanish Splendor home tour on Sept. 25 will showcase...

  • Do you love 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' enough to buy author Truman Capote's ashes?

    Do you love 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' enough to buy author Truman Capote's ashes?

    It's not uncommon for literary fans to snap up mementos of their favorite authors in auctions: letters, early manuscripts, even typewriters. But it takes a special kind of admirer to place a bid on an author's ashes. A Los Angeles-based auction house is hoping it can find a Truman Capote fan willing...

  • 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...

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