| Aug 26, 2012
Celebrity presence has always been an essential part of the game at Los Angeles charity events, but this fall organizers may have outdone themselves. Consider:
George Clooney will be honored at the Carousel of Hope Ball.
Leonardo DiCaprio is co-chairing...
| Sep 2, 2012
In 1954, when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore in bed, she famously replied, "Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." And sales of the perfume skyrocketed.
That was a free endorsement, back when there was such a thing. Hollywood and the fragrance industry...
| Sep 16, 2012
The male cast members of "Friends" are keeping a score of Los Angeles real estate agents in Gucci loafers.
David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross Geller, sold his gated home in Hancock Park this summer for $8.865 million, public records show. He bought the 11,000-...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Buying Delaware-based Atlantic Bank for $60 million was a coup for Chinese businessman Lin Chunping.
Earlier this year, Lin was all over the Chinese news describing his purchase of the bankrupt 85-year-old institution, which he he said planned to...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The Plaza Hotel & Casino has capped off its Dean Martin-meets-Gucci revamp. Expect marble floors and opulent chandeliers paired with framed relics from the downtown hotel’s four-decade history. The $35-million overhaul included all guest rooms. Even...
| Mar 24, 2013
Men have discovered what the ladies have known all along. Now, more than ever, it's all about your shoes.
"And it's about high time. Women have had a blast with shoes for years," says Jim Moore, GQ's creative director.
"I think it's the most...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Do you know your Gucci from your Galliano? Your Levi's from your Lincoln? Brand names are part of our pop-culture psyche. But corporations and luxury brands have been known to change their names.
French luxury group PPR, whose portfolio includes...
| Feb 24, 2013
It's a pretty good bet that when stars arrive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday they'll be wearing clothes, jewelry and accessories selected with the help of a fashion stylist. And fans are more aware than ever that their idols don't create their looks...
| Feb 10, 2013
Beyond the sappy cards and seemingly endless rows of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, there are, indeed, some stylish ways to celebrate the woman in your life this Valentine's Day. Win points in the romance department by moving beyond grocery store floral...
| Feb 10, 2013
As the high-profile worlds of fashion and music collide at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, one need only consider David Bowie to see why the two will be forever intertwined.
Five decades after he introduced the first of his myriad manifestations,...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Another week, another episode that kicks off with a shirtless shot of Sean.
I mean, this is getting just a TAD extreme, guys. Sure, he has a fantastic body. And maybe the footage of him showering shirtless wasn’t totally preposterous because, hey,...