August 29, 2012 |
Nicole Richie has put on her designer hat once again with her new limited edition collection for Macy's Impulse. The collection of jewel-tone sweaters, mixed print dresses and fitted blazers is slated to hit select Macy's stores and Macys.com Sept. 12. Richie is no stranger to the fashion industry, having designed the clothing line Winter Kate and jewelry line House of Harlow. She was also a judge on the NBC fashion competition show "Fashion Star," where the winning designer created and sold a collection for Macy's.
July 12, 2012 |
The post has been corrected. See note below. The British are coming. Or at least some of their fashions. Luxury retailer Nordstrom Inc.is partnering with British clothiers Topshop and Topman to sell the brands' apparel online and in 14 of its department stores. Nordstrom will be the biggest American retailer carrying a wide array of apparel and accessories from the British fast fashion retailer, which already has standalone stores open in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas.
April 24, 2012
SERIES Breaking the Magician's Code: This new series premiering with back-to-back episodes reveals the secrets behind baffling illusions (5 and 6; 9 and 10 p.m. Biography). No Kitchen Required: The chefs try to win over the hearts of their Fijian hosts (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America). Glee: The Glee Club pays homage to Whitney Houston while Emma and Will move closer to their dream wedding (8 p.m. Fox). Million Dollar Rooms: This new series takes viewers on tours of luxurious spaces in homes across the country (8:30 p.m. HGTV)
March 13, 2012
SERIES The Biggest Loser: One contestant receives a shopping spree with Jessica Simpson in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). 90210: La Toya Jackson guest stars as a record executive in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Raising Hope: Little Hope's (Baylie/Rylie Cregut) bad behavior leads Virginia and Burt (Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt) to suggest spanking in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Cougar Town: Sarah Chalke guest stars as Bobby's (Brian Van Holt) new love interest, but when he has trouble romancing her, Jules (Courteney Cox)
March 13, 2012 |
I may not be a fashionista, but I wear clothes as often as the next person — I'm wearing some right now as a matter of fact. And stung into curiosity by that withering monologue about the cerulean blue sweater in "The Devil Wears Prada," I am interested in how certain styles wind up dominating major commercial outlets like Macy's, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue. What I am not interested in is another reality program in which a carefully selected group of poignantly back-storied and teary-eyed "up 'n comers" attempt to leapfrog the traditional rigors of their craft to win a competition guaranteeing them a contract.
March 11, 2012
SUNDAY Back in 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, below, made "The Announcement" that he had contracted HIV. The basketball great's startling revelation and his remarkable journey in the two decades since are revisited in this documentary. (ESPN, 6 p.m.; ESPN2, 8 p.m.) Livin' large: Asa, Golnesa, Mike, Sammy, Reza and Mercedes are the "Shahs of Sunset" — six thirty-something, good-life loving, conspicuously consuming members of Beverly Hills' Persian-American community — in this new unscripted series.
March 11, 2012 |
Fashion ought to be a no-brainer for television: It's fun to look at, appeals to a spending-happy demographic and involves outsized personalities who tend to believe it's their professional duty to create drama. Yet the history of reality TV is littered with fashion-based shows that never caught on or flamed out after one season. When NBC's "Fashion Star" launches Tuesday, it will be going where many shows have gone — and stumbled — before. The most notable exception is "Project Runway," the design show at the forefront of the niche since 2004.
February 15, 2012 |
In its new reality TV competition "Fashion Star," NBC is partnering with major retailers to bring winning outfits from its design competitions to stores immediately. Patterned after the successful "Project Runway" hosted by Heidi Klum, the show pits 14 unknown designers against one another in weekly challenges to produce clothes that will be judged by a panel of fashion industry insiders. But instead of magazine editors or models, Fashion Star's judges are buyers from Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Each week, these fashion folk will make "on-the-spot" decisions to buy and carry pieces from among the outfits they are judging.
January 8, 2012 |
The ultra-tan crew of "Jersey Shore" is already fist-pumping, Ben Flajnik has, by now, gotten back in the reality dating game as the newest "Bachelor. " And celebrities have been switching spouses on "Celebrity Wife Swap. " But if your DVR has not yet reached its reality show limit, here's a look at some new reality offerings networks are rolling out later in the season. Shipping Wars: A&E has already made us wish we had the patience to make a life out of scouring repossessed storage units for riches.
November 15, 2011
Struggling mightily in the ratings this fall, NBC plans to overhaul its prime-time schedule at midseason, adding four series, moving four others to new time slots and benching "Community" and "Prime Suspect. " Joining the NBC schedule in January will be returning series "30 Rock" and newcomers "The Firm," based on John Grisham's novel but set 10 years after the events of the book and its movie adaptation, and "Are You There, Chelsea?," a comedy inspired by comic Chelsea Handler.