September 1, 2013 |
This is the year of punk. Vogue magazine decreed it to be so, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute chimed in with its "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition this spring. When Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and others turned out in leather and spikes for the gala opening in May, the irony was overwhelming. All those shiny celebrities were there in the name of an anti-fashion, anti-establishment movement of working-class heroes. But that was the point of the exhibition, to demonstrate how high fashion feeds off the street and how designers appropriate the visual codes of punk, using slashes and safety pins to sell cool.
August 29, 2013 |
YouTube sensation Talia Castellano moved more than 14.5 million viewers with her makeup tutorials and message “to just keep swimming,” as she famously said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in September 2012. The honorary CoverGirl was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, cancer of the nervous system, at only 7 years old. She made bald beautiful when she started posting YouTube videos to express her love of makeup, which she wore in lieu of a wig - Talia hoped to inspire others with her self-confidence.
June 26, 2013 |
With the Supreme Court deciding two marriage equality cases Wednesday, and Twitter reaction coming fast and furious, I was interested to see how the fashion industry would respond. The industry has been incredibly supportive of gay rights over the years. Isaac Mizrahi and Michael Kors recently married their same-sex partners, while Tom Ford , Christian Siriano and other designers have spoken out on the issue in interviews. Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour released a video stating her opinion that the right to marry is as fundamental as the right to vote.
May 6, 2013 |
Otis College of Art and Design added a new element to the mix for its 31st annual scholarship benefit and fashion show Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- an honor called the Style Icon Award, which was presented to Sally Perrin, L.A.-based creative director of luxury leather goods brand Perrin Paris . The inaugural award was presented by costume designer Bob Mackie (one of this year's senior design mentors) who noted: "Personal style has no age or social status, and can exist anywhere in life.
April 29, 2013 |
Opera, fashion and art came together Saturday night when Genlux magazine fashion editor, filmmaker and photographer Amanda Eliasch threw a Brit Week bash at her West Hollywood hillside home above the Sunset Strip. The colorful poolside party for fellow creatives from across the pond was held in an eclectic setting, with a panoramic view of Los Angeles to the south, a hot pink piano due north and a burgundy crocodile, stirrup-dangling bench near the southeast outdoor bar that could've ambled out of "50 Shades of Grey.
March 17, 2013 |
They've worked the "Runway" and become "Fashion Stars. " And while an appearance on reality television is no guarantee of increased success in the fashion world, it has provided a definite boost to a few fortunate stylists and designers. Here's what some of the most successful television fashion personalities and alumni are up to. BRAD GORESKI: Rachel Zoe's right-hand man in the first seasons of her show went on to star in his own Bravo series, "It's a Brad, Brad World," and was appointed brand stylist for Kate Spade N.Y. RACHEL ZOE: The Hollywood stylist and star (above, with colleague Michael Ward)