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Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticWatching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion? -----...
Los Angeles TimesWhether it's a luxury automobile, a couture gown or a special vintage of wine, even those who aren't collectors and connoisseurs recognize that perceived rarity and quality drive up demand. And price. But would you be willing to pay a premium price ...
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticHe's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticWhen Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
Tags: Jack Lemmon, Rodeo, Hermes, Cher, Joel Schumacher
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticSouthern California is home to strip malls, mini-malls, mixed-use malls, outlet malls and rarefied luxury malls. But, unlike any other mall, the Beverly Center is a microcosm of the state of fashion and culture today. The behemoth at the edge of West...
Tags: BBC, Celine, Banana Republic, Entertainment, Hugo Boss
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticMissoni is having a moment. Last month, the Italian luxury label's Missoni for Target collaboration was so hotly sought after that it caused the retailer's website to crash. EBay was flooded with resales of the stuff — some 21,000 items at one...
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticStealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012. Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
Tags: Brazil, Charlie Chaplin, Raf Simons, The Row, Artists
Los Angeles TimesIt'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...
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticLondon Fashion Week ended a few days ago, but next month, 12 of the city's top designers plan to hit the road, bringing their clothes to Los Angeles in a bid for red carpet stardom. The London Show Rooms Los Angeles is scheduled to take place Oct. 17-...
Los Angeles TimesA funny thing happened on the way to the fur salon: The fur was forgotten. Designers instead turned to polymer chemists for a substitute that could please fur-coveting consumers and possibly assuage a few concerns of animal rights activists. This fall,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen it comes to makeovers at the movies, the rules have always been fairly straightforward: Girls get a Cinderella story, while guys get Spider-Man. It's pretty much been that way since the dawn of the movie makeover genre, which authors Elizabeth A....
Los Angeles TimesWhether you're an avid viewer of Fox News or have only a passing acquaintance with the network, it's been nearly impossible not to notice anchorwoman and "America Live" host Megyn Kelly. Particularly during the GOP primary round of debates and Super...
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