May 24, 2009 |
Beachwear begs for a golden glow, and makeup that flatters it. Start with a minimalist take on foundation: Apply it sparingly, or use only concealer so the look is light and your skin color shines through. Then layer on sheer colors to create a "wash" effect on cheeks, eyes and lips. If you opt for a shimmer or frost, stay away from cool metals and go for golden tones to enhance the warmth of bronzed skin. For nails, that means shimmering corals or frosted cocoa colors.
March 13, 2009 |
Marc Jacobs ended the fall runway season at Louis Vuitton on Thursday where he began it nearly a month ago at New York Fashion Week -- in the 1980s. But his collection for Vuitton didn't channel the artsy underground the way his main line did. Instead, it was about the corseted, crinolined and poufed 1980s of Christian Lacroix, by way of the Playboy mansion. Excess was the rule.
October 12, 2008 |
Paris NOT EVEN a global credit crisis can compromise the enduring value of French chic. That was the message from Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, the reigning godfather of Paris fashion. With a stunning, life-size reproduction of the original Chanel Rue Cambon boutique behind the runway, and Madness' "Our House" on the soundtrack, Lagerfeld played up the brand's heritage for all it was worth, presenting one of the most strikingly beautiful collections of this challenging season.
September 13, 2008 |
There may come a time when "Lifetime movie" as a shorthand for sentimental, feisty-gal-sobfest is stricken from the lexicon. But that day is not today. Instead, today we consider "Coco Chanel," an original movie event premiering tonight that has such high production value and so little artistic value that a viewer may find herself at times whimpering in disbelief. Three seemingly endless hours long, "Coco Chanel" still manages to omit the most celebrated decades (and a scandalous affair with a German officer during World War II)
September 7, 2008 |
IF SHIRLEY MACLAINE and Coco Chanel fought over a parking spot, pearls would roll. "She was tough and she never backed down," says the Academy Award-winning actress, who's known for her own flammable personality and eccentric philosophy. The Parisian style icon died in 1971 at age 87. MacLaine, 74, plays her to the hilt in the Lifetime movie "Coco Chanel," airing Saturday. Recently, MacLaine -- who's sharper than a great horned owl -- chatted about the designer, the role and senior style: What did you find most fascinating about Coco Chanel?
May 25, 2008 |
Sleek, airy and abbreviated. The new Chanel store is as expertly packaged as the trendy shopping row it inhabits: West Hollywood's Robertson Boulevard. The boutique, which opens Friday, is the first in a new breed of smaller shops for the company that zero in on the season's trends and the neighborhood, a spokeswoman said.
September 9, 2007 |
A top model named Chanel Iman? Are you kidding? To steal from Richard Roeper, who once marveled upon a golf newcomer named Tiger Woods, that's like having a baseball star named Slugger Bats. But Chanel Iman is for real. And so is the overnight success story surrounding this 17-year-old sprite from Baldwin Hills, a girl the fashion world is calling the hottest thing to come bouncing out of the L.A. Basin since Tyra Banks.
July 15, 2007 |
IT was the rhinestone-studded strawberry that first caught our eye. A pink strawberry pendant with rhinestone seeds that gave Kenneth Jay Lane's $112 strawberry -- and Chanel's similar $500 apple -- a serious run for the money. It was $6.80 at Forever 21, hanging amid the plastic beads and bangles best left for 13-year-olds to throw on with their Hollister ensembles. We were intrigued. Could mall-babe central be the source for the kind of jewelry a Melrose babe would crave? We kept shopping.
July 15, 2007 |
1. Emma Watson cemented her standing as a budding fashionista at the hand-, foot- and wand-print ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre alongside "Harry Potter" cast mates Daniel Radcliffe, center, and Rupert Grint. Despite donning a knee-length Chanel dress, the 17-year-old wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty. She did, however, choose sensible footwear before making her imprint: flats from British cheap-chic mecca Topshop.