June 18, 2013 |
After so many egregious misappropriations of Native American culture by fashion brands (“Navajo” T-shirts at Urban Outfitters and feather headdresses on the runway at Victoria's Secret), it was interesting to see this come across my email. The whimsical Los Angeles-based Paul Frank , the brand that turned a sock monkey into a fashion statement, is collaborating with four different tribes in regions across the country in what seems to be an authentic way, giving artists the opportunity to design accessories for a special “Paul Frank Presents” collection launching in August on PaulFrank.com.
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July 12, 2011 |
Larry King's feminine attire was upsetting some of the students and faculty at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard. But there was nothing Assistant Principal Joy Epstein could do about it because King's high-heeled boots, earrings and eye makeup were within the Oxnard school's dress policy, Epstein testified Monday at the murder trial of King's classmate, Brandon McInerney. Epstein consulted with an administrator at the Hueneme Elementary School District after King started coming to school in late January 2008 in women's accessories.
May 19, 1989 |
The scarf hasn't had so much attention since Grace Kelly wrapped one around her head and wore it with sunglasses in the 1950s. In those days, movie stars and teeny-boppers were tying them everywhere--on handbags, over collars and around ponytails. Now the scarf is back, in its most decorative form yet. The top designers--Chanel, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Geoffrey Beene, among others--have either launched a recent scarf collection or plan to next season. The venerable European fashion houses of Hermes and Gucci for years have been wrapping up both necklines and prestige with their top-of-the-line silk-screened creations.
November 10, 2013 |
After 16 years at the helm of Coach, Reed Krakoff left the American heritage brand this fall to chart a solo course with his own label, which is starting to really gain momentum. In the three years since launching his namesake brand, Krakoff has dressed Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama, who wore his cobalt blue dress on the March 2013 cover of Vogue. He has a robust accessories business (the Boxer and Atlantique bags have been big hits), which accounts for about 70% of sales, and his ready-to-wear clothing is gaining momentum among women looking for something intellectual, modern and American.
September 2, 2012 |
Pow! Hot-hued, high-impact accessories can put the finishing touch on the season's sporty looks. Take a vibrant piece, like Marni's cherry-red perforated leather bag, or 3.1 Phillip Lim's vivid yellow gold leather boots, and pair with a dress, a button-down shirt, jeans or leggings in a contrasting but equally vibrant color. Or let multihued accessories like Pierre Hardy's tricolored suede and leather wedges, Balenciaga's ostrich and calfskin ankle boots, Prada's rubber-bottom Mary Jane pumps or Céline's tricolor envelope bag do the color-blocking for you.
February 14, 2010 |
Los Angeles is a luxury testing ground where brands such as Prada and Chanel try out new retail concepts influenced by Southern California's acclaimed modern architecture, sunlight and indoor-outdoor lifestyle. With the debut of its Beverly Hills flagship, Missoni also takes advantage of the location to bathe the fashion house's seasonal collections, accessories and housewares in natural light. The Missoni store is a glass, steel and concrete box wrapped in woven aluminum bands (inspired by the house's signature knitwear)