April 26, 1999 |
When you need hand-woven silk from Florence and a gold-leaf dog bed from London or custom-made shirts from Naples, one book can now give you names, numbers and the inside scoop. "Europe's Elite 1000: The Ultimate List 1999" (Cadogan Publications) functions like a glossary for the language of the rich. The 320-page book is primarily a listing of the best luxury goods and services from such style capitals as London, Milan and Paris.
December 10, 2010
EVENTS Holiday Walk on Melrose Holiday shopping is made fun ? or at least aggressively festive ? during the third annual walk. The streets of West Hollywood along Melrose will be filled with live music, carolers, food trucks and entertainment as retailers including Alberta Ferretti, Arcade Boutique, Beckley, Bodhi Tree Bookshop, CoCo de Mer, Costella & Donola Co-op, Gallery Aryai, Helmut Lange, J Gerard Design Studio and Kitson extend their hours...
August 19, 2001
Movies have always been a place where we've gone for glamour. Here are three films that defined fashion for their generations--and are once again ruling the runways this fall. * On her: Richard Tyler Couture sequined fringe slip-dress, $5,525, at Richard Tyler Couture, Los Angeles. Irene vintage feather cape, from a selection at The Paper Bag Princess, West Hollywood. The Paper Bag Princess hat. FRED Paris cuff, bracelet and ring. Richard Tyler snakeskin sandals.
April 7, 2000 |
Every year, women's-wear manufacturer A.B.S. picks the best Oscar dresses and comes out with its own versions. And before you snort "knockoff," A.B.S. founder and designer Allen B. Schwartz justifies the practice by reminding us that his generally young customers can't afford designer gowns anyway. The A.B.S. gowns are a reflection of who looked best on Oscar night.
January 24, 2010 |
From Lea Michele's emerald-green Malandrino gown to Diane Kruger's mustard-yellow Jason Wu; from Anna Kendrick's purple Alberta Ferretti bustier gown, to Carey Mulligan's raspberry strapless Lanvin worn with a crystal brooch at the waist, the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards was a rainbow of color. But the best looks were more notable for having an interesting structure and silhouette than for their hue. Drew Barrymore, this award season's most fearless fashionista, didn't disappoint.
February 24, 2002 |
Anne Crawford suffers no shortage of diamonds. But her next best friend is her butter-colored 1967 Rolls-Royce convertible. How she came into possession of the automobile plays like a Lifetime Romance movie, but it's all true. "It was originally my mother-in-law's," Crawford says. "They used to go driving past the Rolls-Royce dealership in Beverly Hills, and my mother-in-law would say to my father-in-law, 'If you really loved me . . . ' It became a running joke between the two of them.
July 23, 2000 |
I've been having a recurring dream. Night after night, it's the same thing, with only one change. Last week, I dreamed I was walking up Madison Avenue from 60th Street to 79th Street, wearing a beige Gucci raincoat with little brown Gucci logos all over it. Three nights ago, I dreamed I took the same walk, wearing the same raincoat--only instead of Gucci, it had Louis Vuitton logos all over it. Friday night, same dream, Fendi logos. Last night, I had a nightmare.
May 12, 2000 |
So, beach bunny, you think you're ready to wow 'em this summer? You've got your skimpy Alberta Ferretti two-piece raring to go. You bought some groovy Gucci rimless aviators for that '00 look. Your Kate Spade bag is stuffed with Fiji bottled water and Peter Thomas Roth Sunblock SPF30. You even put some citrus streaks in your feathered mane. You're set for fun in the sun, right? Not so fast. Are you forgetting something? Are you unwittingly revealing more than you mean to?
March 31, 1995 |
With several gift-giving occasions coming up--Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, wedding showers--why not plan ahead and get it all done in one stop? A stash of fragrances can solve a lot of last-minute gift-giving crises. A great source for fragrances is Duty Free Cosmetics--a misnomer since there are no cosmetics here--where the prices may be the best in town. The discounts run from 15% to 80% off retail on name-brand perfumes.