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.
April 16, 2014 |
Bastille rockin' the stage, Solange at the turntable, a caviar bar on ice and a Jeff Koons on the lawn. Jimmy Choo knows how to party alright. And party the brand did on Tuesday night in L.A. when creative director Sandra Choi hosted a launch for the new, tomboyish rock 'n' roll-themed CHOO.08 collection and newly redesigned Rodeo Drive store. The bash was held at the Beverly Hills Mid-Century home of Eugenio Lopez Alonso, the international art patron who recently sponsored the opening of the new Museo Jumex contemporary art museum in Mexico City.
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 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.
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.
June 12, 1997 |
When you are searching for The Dress, the one that will make an evening or a season of afternoons as perfect as clothes ever can, it isn't always enough to find it. Sometimes, you have to see every other dress in existence too, just to make sure that your chosen one is truly the best. Such shopping insecurity usually abates with advancing age and growing confidence, but the compulsion to canvass the marketplace can periodically return, like a nasty virus.