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  • Chasing after millennial shoppers with Oscars commercial about diamonds

    Chasing after millennial shoppers with Oscars commercial about diamonds

    The Diamond Producers Agency will capitalize on one of television’s glitziest nights. The agency — known as the DPA — was established by seven of the world’s biggest diamond mines in an effort to recapture the millennial market. It is set to air its “Real Is Rare” campaign for the first time, during...

  • Georgina Chapman on Oscar dressing, her dream job and Malia Obama

    Georgina Chapman on Oscar dressing, her dream job and Malia Obama

    On Wednesday afternoon, Georgina Chapman hosted an event at luxury ready-to-wear rental service Armarium’s Los Angeles pop-up shop off Melrose Avenue. As a kick-off to Oscar weekend, the Marchesa designer was joined by cohosts Angelique Soave, Kiss Taylor Semple and Montana Coady in addition to...

  • L.A. girl-about-town Paige Elkington launches handbag line

    L.A. girl-about-town Paige Elkington launches handbag line

    Los Angeles-based PYT Paige Elkington is off to the races. The model-slash-actress — who recently appeared in one of Playboy magazine’s new fashion-inclined photo shoots — has launched a handbag line inspired by equestrian competition ribbons. The pin-tucked mementos provided strong visual reference...

  • Disney, HSN collaborate on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ collection

    Disney, HSN collaborate on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ collection

    HSN is collaborating with Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which hits theaters March 17 and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. On March 1, HSN will launch a digital storefront as a special preview on HSN.com, with its “Beauty...

  • Take a walk on the Parisian side with Lauren Elkin's 'Flâneuse'

    Take a walk on the Parisian side with Lauren Elkin's 'Flâneuse'

    Lauren Elkin’s “Flâneuse,” part cultural history, part personal memoir, fervently celebrates women who have asserted their freedom and sharpened their identities by taking to urban streets — whether on solitary, exploratory rambles or amid crowds of demonstrators. Although Elkin’s book went to...

  • Along a Los Angeles freeway, the 101 Cider House rules

    Along a Los Angeles freeway, the 101 Cider House rules

    L.A. has never been a cider city. Between the craft beer industry and wine country, Los Angeles County produces some exceptional alcohol but it’s never been the place you go to find good cider — until now. Thanks to 101 Cider House, a Westlake Village cider producer making experimental sour ciders...

  • How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

    How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

    If you’ve ever eaten curry, and really who hasn’t, you’ve tasted turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry pastes and powders that vibrant golden hue. Long popular in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, these days turmeric is having a golden moment. Maybe you’ve seen...

  • You've earned it: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    You've earned it: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    Congratulations. You’ve almost made it to the end of the work week. Why not celebrate with cheesecake? We’ve compiled 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes, from tall and creamy to Oreo-filled, savory, peanut butter and more. Because, you’ve earned it. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

    I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

    Writing sketch comedy, as I learned during my one and only class on sketch comedy writing last summer, relies on establishing the “game” of the scene. That is, a pattern of behavior that breaks from the everyday and from which the humor flows — often to the point of absurdity. If you think about...

  • Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health

    Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Healthy living: Can Fitbits make us healthier?

    Healthy living: Can Fitbits make us healthier?

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Rochelle Gores Fredston's goal? To mix fashion and charity in L.A. to help families in need

    Rochelle Gores Fredston's goal? To mix fashion and charity in L.A. to help families in need

    Los Angeles doesn’t have a shortage of opulent charity events filled with luminaries from the entertainment, arts and fashion communities, but few manage to celebrate fashion and mobilize the industry in a way that creates change at the local level.  The Philanthropic Society Los Angeles, founded...

  • Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

    Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Why the benefits of sleep go far beyond beauty

    Why the benefits of sleep go far beyond beauty

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Glenn Close, Christian Louboutin fete ‘Sunset Boulevard’ collaboration

    Glenn Close, Christian Louboutin fete ‘Sunset Boulevard’ collaboration

    Christian Louboutin’s Madison Avenue boutique exuded Old Hollywood glamour Tuesday evening as the French designer unveiled an exclusive pump inspired by the Norma Desmond character in “Sunset Boulevard.” “If you look at the clothes you see one with a turban, which was the inspiration [for the shoe],”...

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  • Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes...

  • Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

    Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

    Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money. According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner...

  • Reinvent your morning routine (Video)

    Reinvent your morning routine (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Who says your morning routine has to be boring? Actress and singer Ashley Tisdale is reinventing her morning routine with DUO, the latest shower innovation from Olay and Daybreaker, an early morning dance experience. DUO unites bar soap and...

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