March 6, 2013 |
Actress Jessica Alba made the rounds at Paris Fashion Week sitting front row at Stella McCartney, Shiatzy Chen and Valentino. For the most part, Alba wore variations of black and white pieces with a plain white top and black slacks at Valentino, a black suit and white oxford shirt at McCartney and a coat so darkly gray it looked black at Chen. Alba's black and white color scheme was representative of a bigger trend fashion critic Booth Moore...
February 18, 2013 |
Cloudy day, just a little damp. Of course, I had to make pasta fagioli for lunch. This time, I opted not to puree the beans, so I had a wonderful broth studded with pancetta, fat brown beans, and bits of carrot, celery and tomato. For the pasta, I used some Rustichella d'Abruzzo dried fettucine I had in the pantry, broken into short lengths. Garnished with freshly ground black pepper, a swirl of Tuscan olive oil and a sparse grating of Parmigiano, a bowl of pasta fagioli makes a wonderful lunch with a glass of Barbera.
February 15, 2013 |
Alicia Keys made a surpise appearance Wednesday at the opening celebration for Tommy Hilfiger's new West Coast flagship store at the corner of Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood. Guests at the opening included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Julianna Hough, Drew Barrymore, Estelle, Cash Warren, Kate Capshaw, Kathy Hilton, Neil Patrick Harris and Olivia Munn. [Racked LA] And not so far away more stars celebrated Topshop's L.A. opening, too. [WWD] Fashion designer John Galliano famously got in trouble -- and lost his job at Christian Dior -- for some anti-Semitic bar rants.
February 9, 2013 |
The gig: Lawyer-turned-serial-entrepreneur Brian Lee, 41, is pulling double duty as the chief executive of two celebrity-backed e-commerce websites: ShoeDazzle, co-founded with Kim Kardashian, and Honest Co., co-founded with Jessica Alba. The companies are headquartered in Santa Monica and offer customers monthly subscription plans in addition to typical a la carte shopping for shoes and baby products, respectively. ShoeDazzle has more than 15 million registered users and last year posted $100 million in revenue, up 80% from 2011; it has raised $66 million from investors including venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
February 2, 2013 |
This is not your rustic Barbera but a wonderfully elegant example from the renowned Barbaresco producer Giovanni Pasquero-Elia. A gorgeous ruby red, the 2010 Paitin Barbera "Serra" is soft and silky in texture, intense and so fresh with flavors of cherries, blueberries, mint and spice. The Barbera shines with a platter of salumi and with hearty pasta dishes. Pour it with vegetarian dishes, pizza and grilled meats too. And while you're shopping, keep an eye out for his other bottling "Campolive.
January 22, 2013 |
Considering that the snow continued in Paris on Monday, the Dior collection came as a welcome preview of spring-summer 2013. Like Dorothy going from gray Kansas to Technicolor Munchkinland, guests slogged through the Jardin des Tuileries, layered in slush, to find themselves inside a tree-filled pavilion alive with greenery. Under the circumstances, traveling to Paris may have delayed some, but for Danielle Steel, getting to the couture shows presented no problem. "I live in Paris," said the former San Francisco resident, arguably among the most popular authors alive today.