| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Reality reimagined as art, as American Idol stunner Katharine McPhee comes to TV with a Smash...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Los Angeles-based designer Juan Carlos Obando is in growth mode. He has hired his first COO, and he's planning a new jewelry line to roll out in November, the same time he launches e-commerce....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Huvane brothers Stephen and Kevin hosted a launch party for Anthony Melillo's new T-shirt line, ATM, at Barneys New York on March 30, with 10% of all proceeds going to benefit amfAR....
| Oct 14, 2012
NEW YORK — As it gets ready to enter its 10th year, the Band of Outsiders brand has just about become the ultimate fashion insider.
In June, founder and creative director Scott Sternberg presented his menswear collection in Paris for the first time...
| Jun 10, 2012
[This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.]
When Banana Republic was looking for someone to collaborate on a summer collection inspired by Palm Springs, Trina Turk was the one to call.
The L.A.-based designer, known for playful...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jun 23, 2012
When I was in college, breakfast of toasted bagel, cream cheese and lox eaten with the Sunday paper spread all over the table seemed like a wonderful luxury. Later I discovered the nuances of gum-free cream cheese and the bialys and Nova from Russ &...
| Apr 22, 2012
It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
| Mar 25, 2012
Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are jacked up as they talk about the handmade fabrics in their fall-winter 2012 runway collection, with its urban-warrior-trekking-the-Himalayas vibe.
And why not? It's pretty unusual stuff....
| Mar 11, 2012
Many big-name L.A.-based designers — Rodarte, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Barbara Tfank, Skaist-Taylor and Juan Carlos Obando among them — have already shown their fall 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Now in the middle of Los...
| Nov 11, 2012
Within three weeks of its launch at Barneys in New York and Los Angeles in October, more than 30 jars of 3LAB's new Super Cream had sold — this despite its $875 price tag.
Elsewhere in the beauty market, demand is soaring for a $560 Bee Venom...