March 17, 2014 |
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot-4 fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, styled many of Hollywood's leading ladies for the red carpet and went on to create her own high-end clothing line that's been worn by everyone from Nicole Kidman to First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday, her publicist said. She was in her late 40s. New York police officials told the Los Angeles Times that an investigation into Scott's death was ongoing. Scott was romantically linked to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and helped style the band's stage looks.
March 9, 2014 |
Flanked by giant Carrera marble planters shaped like skulls, designer Paula Thomas stands in the courtyard of the first stand-alone boutique for her upscale global fashion brand, Thomas Wylde. "I love the dark and macabre, but I try to turn that into an aesthetic that is beautiful, alluring and abstract," says the British-born, Los Angeles-based Thomas, whose label merges a streetwise, rock 'n' roll vibe with feminine sophistication. Located next to company headquarters in Culver City, the store opened on Feb. 20, simultaneously celebrating Thomas' 48th birthday and the debut of a made-in-L.A.
February 18, 2014 |
If you're watching any of the figure skating or ice dancing events at the Sochi Olympics this year, you may not remember what a figure skater's jumps and spins look like after her routine. But, thanks to sequins, sparkle and some creativity, you can probably recall some of the costumes you saw on the ice. Most skaters don't exactly play it boring or conservative. Classy sometimes, yes, but other costumes probably make you wonder whether the athletes borrowed their outfits from a bad - yet flashy - high school play.
December 19, 2013 |
If you're doing any last-minute holiday shopping on Melrose this weekend, be sure to stop into Decades and check out the extraordinary wearable paper-art creations of Swedish designer Bea Szenfeld . With intricately folded and cut shapes, they are a treat for the eyes, especially the starry-looking "Snow Twins" cocoon coat for two, and the fantastic, fur-free "Lion Stola. " Cameron Silver, fashion tastemaker, author and co-owner of the Decades vintage boutique, discovered Szenfeld's work earlier this year while he was on his book tour in Stockholm.
November 26, 2013 |
The first thing you'll probably notice about Aitor Throup's 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the second a satchel of gray melton wool the size of a cantaloupe that unzips across the mouth. Then your eye will probably wander to the trousers that don't end at the ankle, continuing on instead into Kevlar-soled foot covers that make the pants look like a Goth-Ninja version of footy pajamas.
September 12, 2013 |
At swimwear designer Rod Beattie's house in Pasadena, pass through a courtyard dominated by a majestic tree believed to be more than 200 years old, and soon you'll find yourself inside a glass-walled living room, surrounded by 30 live oaks and stunning views that take in the Rose Bowl and the Arroyo Seco. LARGE-FORMAT PHOTO GALLERY: Rod Beattie's indoor-outdoor Pasadena retreat Nature plays a role in making each part of this home feel special. Virtually every room in the 2,000-square-foot residence has a door to the outside, where Beattie has created not one garden but rather a series of intimate vignettes - distinct deck and patio areas punctuated with artfully arranged container plants and furniture.