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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2002 |
Oscar week has never felt so much like an L.A. fashion week. This year, a record number of big name designers (Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Alberta Ferretti and Angela Missoni to name a few) are in town hobnobbing in the hopes of landing a gown on the red carpet. What this fashion frenzy adds up to is parties and air-kissing all week long. One of the weirder events was a celeb-heavy cocktail reception Ford hosted Wednesday for legendary paparazzo Ron Galella at the Gucci store in Beverly Hills.
February 9, 2009 |
Back in the good old days, a bare navel was the must-have accessory at the Grammy Awards. Nearly everyone -- from Sinead O'Connor in a sports bra and jeans in 1989 to Sheryl Crow's yellow gown with a yard or two of missing fabric in 2005 -- has exposed enough midriff to scare censors. It was often tacky. It was always terrific. And we, as viewers, rejoiced.