November 5, 2013 |
Toms, the Los Angeles company known for donating a pair of shoes for each set it sells, has a new do-gooder initiative: an e-commerce hub dedicated to socially conscious goods. The marketplace, which launched Tuesday on Toms' website just in time for the holidays, features more than 200 products from 30 companies and charities. Consumers can search the site by cause, region and brand, perusing descriptions and videos explaining each group's mission. There are some big names attached.
April 26, 2013 |
Jessica Alba wore double corsets to achieve her signature toned body after her two pregnancies. So, basically, she would have fit right in in Victorian-era England. It turns out the secret to concealing the visible changes a woman's body undergoes during childbearing is wearing two girdles. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone," the 31-year-old told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it. " PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Celebrities including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner reportedly used the tummy-tucking method too. "The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor for ABC News.
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.