August 30, 2013 |
So here is Bill Murray covering "I Will Always Love You" on "Letterman" while dressed as Liberace. Because it's Friday, and it's a thousand degrees outside. Because, truth be told, we're really just counting down the hours until someone puts an ice-chilled Tecate or a mezcal cocktail in our hands, and we can start calling all our friends with pools who owe us favors. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Because even though that's usually our default setting, we're really feeling it extra hard today.
August 30, 2013 |
It's been 20 years and 3,901 episodes since "Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS in 1993. To celebrate the milestone on Thursday, Letterman invited his very first guest, Bill Murray, whom he praised as "the gold standard in American comedy," back to the show. "Every film would be better if Bill was in it," the host said. Murray spent the next 15 minutes or so demonstrating why this was not mere hyperbole. Dressed as Liberace, he entered the stage via a white limousine. " I go over the top sometimes," Murray said.
August 29, 2013 |
It is difficult to imagine that before 1950 the bridal industry did not exist. The growth of what is today a $70-billion dollar industry is reflected at the Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition “I Do! I Do! Part II.” August marked the opening of the second installment of the museum's survey of wedding fashion. While Part I exhibited the most beautiful dresses between 1850 and 1950, Part II presents dresses from roughly 1950 to the present, chosen for the way they define specific styles of the era. The exhibition follows themes throughout the decades, such as the influence of royalty and film, the growth of the bridal industry itself and more recently the progression of same-sex marriage.
August 21, 2013 |
The fuchsia knot-front Seraphine Maternity dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge in a royal family portrait released Monday has already sold out and is on back order. [Us Weekly] David Beckham debuted his latest H&M underwear ad. [Los Angeles Times] Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton wore a Lazaro gown for her wedding to Adam Dirks on Sunday in Kauai. [People] Cher and costumer Bob Mackie have teamed up again, for what may or may not be the singer's "farewell tour.
August 20, 2013 |
The Internet has brought consumers an almost infinite variety of choices in fashion -- and that can be confusing. Now shopping is about to get easier with the launch of a new online experience, One Dress a Day . True to its name, the site, set to open for business on Aug. 26, plans to bring customers one new, limited-edition style every day of the year. One Dress a Day is the brainchild of Australian fashion designer and Kardashian Kollection license owner Bruno Schiavi.
August 14, 2013 |
Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach queen of pink and green who died in April at 81, is the subject of a fashion exhibition open through Sept. 29 at the Palos Verdes Art Center . "Loving Lilly: Lilly Pulitzer From the Keni Valenti Collection" is a tribute to the socialite and fashion icon, whose whimsical printed shift dresses are American classics. The retrospective includes 150 items culled from the collection of Miami-based vintage clothing collector Keni Valenti , who collects Lilly alongside Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and the other greats.
August 12, 2013 |
Pinnacle Foods Inc., owner of brands such as Hungry Man dinners and Duncan Hines baking mixes, is buying the Wish-Bone salad dressing brands from Unilever for $580 million. The deal, funded by cash and new debt, comes as Unilever readjusts its priorities to beauty and health goods from food products. In January, the company, which is based in the Netherlands and Britain, sold its Skippy peanut butter brand to Spam maker Hormel Foods for $700 million. Now Pinnacle, which is based in Parsippany, N.J., will take on Wish-Bone as well as the Western brand of dressings.
August 4, 2013
Regarding "Packing to Avoid Extra Fees" by Ellise Pierce (More for Your Money, July 21): Ridiculous article that makes a simple subject far too complicated. Below is my time-honored list of what a well-dressed woman needs for a month in a temperate climate. I always travel in early spring or late fall when the leaves are off the trees, thus affording an excellent view of the architecture. Only coat required is a raincoat with an attached hood. Then you need one pair of slacks, one skirt, one jumper or dress, one vest, five tops (one matches the skirt and the slacks and the others are turtlenecks or mock turtles in optional colors or stripes)
August 1, 2013 |
Runway styles from the Resort 2014 collections won't arrive in stores until October/November, but among the Hollywood set, the rush to wear Resort 2014 on the red carpet is in full swing. The looks above are two of my favorites from recent days, and they seem to suggest we could have an haute denim trend on the rise. At the premiere of HBO Films' "Clear History" in L.A. Wednesday night, Kate Hudson wore an embroidered blue denim Balmain mini-dress from Resort 2014. The look is a great example of designer Olivier Rousteing's flair for bringing a rock 'n' roll sensibility to couture-level craft. At a screening of "Lovelace" Tuesday night in New York, Amanda Seyfried wore a Givenchy Resort 2014 dress in dark denim with sweet ruffles, by designer Riccardo Tisci.
July 31, 2013 |
Colleagues at our downtown neighbor, the legal newspaper the Daily Journal, were just put on notice to spiff if up. A memo more detailed than a “Project Runway” challenge laid out an employee dress code in dos and don'ts -- mostly don'ts, by far, and most of them directed at women's styles. I can't imagine that any journalist at the Daily Journal ever pranced into the office in a bare midriff, so the reasons for such specifics elude me. The memo was as detailed as a FIDM class on the differences between capris, which are not acceptable, and crop or ankle pants, which are. Spaghetti-strap tops can be worn only with a sweater or jacket.