| Apr 10, 2011
Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
| Dec 28, 2010
Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves.
The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
| Aug 8, 2010
Charlotte Russe has moved into the new Santa Monica Place and had her own makeover.
The San Diego-based chain store, a mall fixture that offers inexpensive trendy fashions to teenage girls and young women, is rolling out its new retail concept at Santa...
| Jan 30, 2011
Celebrities headed for the Golden Globes or Oscars may drape themselves in "loaner" diamonds from Harry Winston or Cartier, but less formal occasions call for a different kind of jewelry — perhaps even costume jewelry.
The choices seem endless, but...
| Sep 5, 2010
Two years after selling her original namesake company, Taryn Rose is back in full force. The orthopedist/shoe designer, who made her name crafting fashion-forward designs that are as comfortable as they are pretty, has debuted a luxury line that is...
| Mar 2, 2011
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Movie stars, television actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes are just like you and me. They want to take their families and friends to Disneyland for a day of fun. But that's not always as easy when you're better known than...
| Jul 17, 2011
Rachel Zoe follows a long line of celebrity stylists who have parlayed their tastemaker status (and access to celebrities) into clothing and accessories brands. Here are some of the other celebrity stylists and their brands:
Newbark: L.A.-based stylist...
| Oct 23, 2011
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV...
| Dec 18, 2011
It couldn't be further from the conventional period drama with the nipped-waist bodices and ostentatious accessories that frequently garner award show attention for costuming. Nonetheless, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," the American film based on...
| Jun 2, 2011
When Prince called into George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight" TV show in early April and announced that in less than a week he'd play the Inglewood Forum to kick off a string of 21 concerts in the region, some of his staunchest fans wondered whether he'd...
| Sep 11, 2011
It's hard to miss those paparazzi shots of celebrity toddlers being toted around by their famous parents, kids who are dressed, well, to look just like mom or dad. Gwen Stefani's boys sport mohawks, black rocker T-shirts and baggy cargo pants like their...