February 13, 2014 |
Packed with every type of light imaginable - including antique-brass chain pendants, Sputnik sconces and organic-looking wood chandeliers - the first direct-to-consumer Arteriors store, in West Hollywood, is sure to please the lighting-fixated. The business has been around since 1987, when Mark Moussa started the Dallas-based company as a design firm specializing in lighting, furniture and decorative accessories sold primarily to the trade. On Wednesday, Moussa opened the firm's first retail store, on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive, two doors down from the new Design Within Reach studio.
February 9, 2014 |
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company's merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand's website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries.
January 16, 2014 |
The giddy, broad, candy-colored "G.B.F" takes a sharp and amusing look at what happens when three high school queen bees discover what's missing from their arsenals of cutting-edge cool: a gay best friend, hence "G.B.F. " So when the sweet, tentative and, as one of the quasi-mean girls notes, "not even that fabulous" Tanner (an endearing Michael J. Willett) is outed via a mishap with a guy-on-guy hookup app, the bees swarm. The girls (Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen and Xosha Roquemore)
January 12, 2014 |
High-low hems served to highlight some killer shoes at the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday, so killer in fact, that Emma Thompson kicked her Louboutins off and said, “See this red? It's my blood.” When it came to bags, Brett Heyman's Edie Parker line of retro glam clutches dominated much of the red carpet. Big earrings were a trend. But otherwise, jewelry was quieter than usual, except if you're Sofia Vergara in the Lorraine Schwartz turquoise collar. Here are the best accessories. [For the Record, 11:28 a.m. PST Jan. 13: An earlier version of this post misspelled Brett Heyman's name as Britt Heyman.
December 30, 2013 |
How could your smart phone be handier than hanging from your neck? And wouldn't it be nice to have some credit cards or cash there too? That's what you get with Vanesa Rey's new necklace cases , sleekly designed slim wallet cases (available only for the iPhone 5 and 5s for now) that dangle from a long removable antiqued brass chain, turning functionality into jewelry. The phone snaps into one side of the wallet, facing out so the touch screen is accessible; the other side has a cut out at the top left, making the camera and flashlight fully functional as well.
December 1, 2013 |
A good pair of jeans lasts a long time - sometimes longer than the companies that make them. That's what makes the longevity of Guess Inc. a bit of an anomaly. Founded in 1981, the Los Angeles fashion company is in its fourth decade, largely because it moved beyond the jeans that were fashionable in the 1980s and 1990s. The company sells skirts, dresses, shorts, shirts, jackets, knitwear and intimate apparel. It also licenses eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, jewelry and other fashion accessories.