October 11, 2013 |
Day one of the Los Angeles Fashion Council's slate of runway shows at the Grove shopping center closed out with L.A.-based Odylyne, by designer Stephanie Lampkin. Inspiration: "The Odylyne spring 2014 collection is heavily inspired by the symmetry and mysticism found in the Indian and Moroccan cultures," Lampkin said in her show notes. The look: That meant adding a whole lot of wild paisley and little bit of metallic foiled lace to the Greco-Roman-goddess-gone-Bohemian silhouette Lampkin does so well. Key pieces: Fluttering maxi dresses and thigh-skimming minis in the aforementioned paisley print, floor-length bare-shouldered gowns and floral gowns and cloth-belted dresses sheer enough to suntan through -- would that the sun actually emerge on the rare overcast L.A. day. The verdict: Odylyne , consistently one of the strongest labels to show during the last few seasons of Los Angeles Fashion Week, was our hands-down favorite of the day -- and the perfect way to end the inaugural day of Los Angeles Fashion Council shows at the Grove. ALSO: LAFW SS14: ISM Mode LAFW SS14: Linden review LAFW SS14: Stella Proseyn firstname.lastname@example.org
March 21, 2013 |
Already modeled by dozens of celebs on the red carpet in the last few months, Raf Simons' much-ballyhooed Dior spring ready-to-wear collection has finally landed in stores, including Maxfield, where it has taken over the side gallery space for the next two weeks. A party was held Wednesday night to celebrate. And though the designer of the hour (year?) wasn't there, lots of L.A.'s social butterflies were, including hosts Quinn Ezralow, Julia Sorkin and Kelly Styne, as well as Liberty Ross, Crystal Lourd and Leandra Medine, all dressed in Dior, of course.
October 28, 2012 |
Sometimes it's a subtle nudge to consider another designer. At other times, the voice is more matter of fact, explaining why a certain style doesn't pair with a venue. This Marchesa? The beading may be too much. Do you want to try Jenny Packham? Reem Acra? A beaded belt might not work with this gown. That other gown was pretty, but it was too old. This is better. Are you going to wear a veil? Maybe a hair clip instead? The advice comes to those brides-to-be who shop (and stop to listen)
March 9, 2014 |
We've seen supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posing in bejeweled bikinis and gigantic feather wings. Now she's crossing over to the other side of the camera, creating a line of beachy, bohemian clothing called ále by Alessandra. The longtime Victoria's Secret Angel draws on her Brazilian heritage and Southern California lifestyle for the collection, which is scheduled to debut at Planet Blue stores and www.shopplanetblue.com on March 15. "It reflects my everyday life," Ambrosio says of the collection, whose pieces sell for $60 to $260.
March 21, 1999
Cher, who dresses almost exclusively--and albeit scantily at times--in Bob Mackie creations for the Oscars, keeps her reputation for raising eyebrows intact year after year.
September 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- There was a three-celebrity pileup at Francisco Costa's Calvin Klein show Thursday, the final day of New York Fashion Week, when Emma Stone, Diane Kruger and Amy Adams turned up in the front row for the first time this season. (Now that's what I call a fashion exclusive). The inspiration: Urban femininity. Photos: New York Fashion Week celebrity sightings The look: Sculptural dresses, jackets and skirts in pale silks with subtle volumes and dark, shaded edges, as if sketched by a charcoal pencil or folded out of paper.
September 1, 2013 |
Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier is determined to dress women head-to-toe and 'round the clock. Since starting her namesake label in 1996, after she couldn't find a dress with enough fashion flair for her own wedding, Lhuillier has established herself as the go-to designer for Hollywood brides, including Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. Building on that foundation, in recent years she's developed a successful ready-to-wear collection shown seasonally in New York, and sold at major department stores and her own boutiques.
March 23, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas resident Leigh Aurbach recalls the pain that struck her heart, like a needle prick from a corsage-pinning, at seeing young women miss their high school proms because they were too poor to afford a gown. Prom season is now underway across America, and thanks to a nonprofit here, disadvantaged teens will have ample choice of dresses for a youth's rite of passage. On Saturday in downtown Las Vegas, as part of “Operation Glass Slipper,” hundreds of girls are expected to converge on an industrial space near the old City Hall to peruse 1,500 prom gowns in a range of shapes, colors and sizes.