February 1, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence is doing the late night rounds hitting both "Piers Morgan Tonight" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to address her SAG Awards wardrobe malfunction and just about anything but "Silver Linings Playbook. " "Your producer made me do two shots of tequila and a beer. But the beer was my decision," she told Kimmel before starting up a story about her bout with walking pneumonia. Yep, the Oscar nominee has been unpredictable and super fun to watch this awards season and playfully holds her own in interviews.
January 9, 2011 |
If you are a woman who loves to wear fragrance but only if it's not too floral or girly, maybe it's time to expand your choices. This year, why not try a men's scent? Odd? Not at all. Much, if not most, fragrance is unisex. It's mainly the packaging, marketing and strength of the fragrance that categorize it as "male" or "female" and determine in which part of the department store the bottle is sold. "I think it's really quite outmoded to talk in terms of male and female fragrance anyhow," says Mandy Aftel, owner and perfumer of Aftelier Perfumes, an artisinal perfumery in Berkeley.
July 6, 2012 |
Without a dance double in sight, Natalie Portman appeared to be using her "Black Swan" ballet training during a recent shoot for a Christian Dior fragrance ad in Paris. The 31-year-old actress strikes pointed poses in the fountain at Jardins du Palais Royal while wearing a strapless silk couture gown that looks like a longer version of the black tutu she donned in the final scenes of "Black Swan. " Portman trained eight hours a day and lost 20 pounds for her Oscar-winning role as a troubled prima ballerina in the 2010 film.
June 9, 2000 |
Poison, Christian Dior's dramatic floral perfume, was added to the Fragrance Hall of Fame this week during the Fragrance Foundation's annual "FiFi" award ceremonies in New York. The perfume, which took three years to develop and $15 million to create and launch, debuted in Europe in 1985 at a lavish "Poison Ball." For the next two weeks, Dior has said, a bottle was sold in Paris every 50 seconds.
September 18, 2007 |
Two Rodeo, a well-known Beverly Hills shopping center that houses some of the world's biggest names in luxury goods, has been bought by Irish investors for $275 million. Sloane Capital's purchase of the complex at Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard demonstrates how choice real estate is still in demand even though the recent credit crunch related to sub-prime home loans is sending jitters through the financial and residential real estate markets. Tiffany & Co.
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April 8, 1997 |
For the better part of this evening, some of the world's most beautiful models will transform the Oxnard High School auditorium stage into a rousing runway for today's top fashion. But the 39th annual Ebony Fashion Fair isn't just about fashion for fashion's sake. Call it vogue with a view. All proceeds will go to scholarships for local high school students hoping to attend college.
January 8, 2002 |
Paris designer Yves Saint Laurent began his career as the daring young man on the flying trapeze. He was 21. It was his first collection following the death of his predecessor, the legendary Christian Dior. And he had chosen what he called the trapeze silhouette to begin his own ascent to the sometimes dizzying heights of Paris haute couture. As a fashion reporter for the Chicago Tribune at the time, I found it relatively easy to describe the clothes, which evolved from Dior's own A-line.
July 15, 2012 |
Most women won't forego putting on a face just because the mercury's rising, turning their skin into a slippery mess. The smart ones, though, get smarter about the products they use and how they apply them. "When it's hot, makeup doesn't stick. It will literally slide off the face," says Allie Lapidus, a commercial makeup artist in Los Angeles. "In the summer, be sure to create a really good base so that everything stays on better. " Lapidus says it's best to keep layers minimal because "an extra layer of anything on the skin makes it feel heavy.
February 1, 1987 |
Montreal, fur capital of North America, has about 200 fur garment manufacturers in a dozen buildings in the heart of downtown, between Boulevard de Maisonneuve and Ste. Catherine, and Bleury and St. Alexandre.
September 8, 2011 |
Fashion designer John Galliano was convicted on Thursday of hurling anti-Semitic insults in a Paris bar in two separate outbursts that cost him his job at the haute couture house of Christian Dior. The British-born designer was given a suspended fine of $8,400. While he was not required to pay the fine, the conviction leaves him with a criminal record. Galliano escaped a possible prison sentence after the panel of judges were told he had apologized to the victims of his insults, had "recognized he had a problem" with alcohol and prescription medication and had undergone treatment for his addictions.