July 11, 2013 |
"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These are valuable. " So valuable that she jokes with her son that if necessary, he can sell them to pay for college. [Harper's Bazaar] Target, Macy's, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart were among 17 major American retailers that signed an agreement in Washington on Wednesday to spend millions of dollars to improve worker safety in Bangladesh.
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.
June 23, 2013 |
As one of a new generation of fine jewelry designers making the heirlooms of tomorrow, Irene Neuwirth is living the California dream. In 13 years, she has gone from stringing vintage glass beads together in her Malibu apartment to having the top-selling fine jewelry brand at Barneys New York. Her jewelry sparkles on red carpets alongside that from such heavyweights as Harry Winston and Cartier. (In the last few months, Busy Philipps wore an Irene Neuwirth necklace to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Julianne Moore a matched set of emerald bracelets to the Met Gala and Julia Louis-Dreyfus onyx earrings to the Critics' Choice TV Awards.)
June 19, 2013 |
A court in Milan, Italy, has found fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana guilty of tax evasion charges, along with five of their coworkers, Women's Wear Daily reports. The trial began Dec. 3, following investigations that began in 2008. The designers were found guilty of failing to declare $268 million of income to authorities that was generated through their Luxembourg-based holding company, Gado Srl, according to the WWD report (subscription required). In addition to sentences of one year and eight months in jail, which were suspended, the designers were ordered to pay a penalty of about $670,000 to tax authorities.
June 14, 2013 |
Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Gia Coppola, Angela Lindvall, Samantha and Victoria Traina and other lovelies came out to fete Proenza Schouler and wearing Proenza Schouler, at a dinner party Thursday night in a private home on Mulholland Drive, with the lights of the San Fernando Valley strung out below. The passion fruit margaritas were a-flowin', and why not? Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have had quite a few weeks, picking up the Women's Wear Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this month, and then celebrating their 10th anniversary earlier this week in New York, at a party hosted by Barneys chief executive Mark Lee at his Chelsea apartment.
June 7, 2013 |
Conde Nast men's magazine Details has commissioned 20 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, including Marc Jacobs, Billy Reid, and Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne -- the design duo behind Public School, which took home the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear earlier this week -- to create one-off custom weekender bags to benefit the CFDA's charitable efforts. Photo Gallery: Details, CFDA custom weekender bags Each designer was asked to customize a standard-issue olive drab Army-Navy duffel bag bag, and the results will be up for auction (starting bid $75)
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 15, 2013 |
BUENOS AIRES - For the last two days here “it's been all pope, everything pope. In the streets, in the cafes, on the corners, everyone's talking about the pope,” said Fernando Vignoles, a thirtysomething cab driver and longtime resident of Argentina's capital. From the freeway late Thursday night, Vignoles proudly pointed into the darkness to the outline of a handsome old church where the man now known as Pope Francis, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, had presided over his confirmation ceremony as a young man. “He's a good guy, a really good guy,” he said.
March 8, 2013 |
Although you might not recognize the name of Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge, you're probably familiar with some of the luxury brands on his résumé including Burberry, Calvin Klein and Jil Sander. And thanks to a current full-court press by Italian luxury brand Ermenegildo Zegna to build its decade-old Z Zegna, a younger more fashion-forward menswear label, in the United States market -- and the designer's considerable skills -- it's a name you're likely to hear more often.
February 27, 2013 |
Fashion's Night Out, the star-studded initiative launched at the height of the recession to help generate more sales, is going on hiatus this year. Since starting in 2009, the annual effort brought out the glitterati in heaps as thousands of retailers and designers hosted celebrities and models at parties, showcases and special shopping events. By 2012, the affair had spread to 500 cities across the country - including Los Angeles - and 30 cities worldwide. Last year's festivities attracted singer/designer Victoria Beckham, stylist Rachel Zoe, actress Jennifer Hudson and more.