October 21, 2013 |
It might seem foolish suggesting feathers are a new fashion trend this fall - after all feathers have been beloved by the fashion world for centuries. But it's what modern fashion designers are doing with their feathers that makes the motif fresh and modern. Plumage filled the fall-winter 2013 runways. At Prozena Schouler, Alexander McQueen and Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Emilio Pucci, feathers covered hats, shoes, bags, clothes, jewelry and hair accessories. Feathers came in all colors and types and were paired with unusual materials.
April 29, 2012 |
Judging from the plethora of eye-catching eyewear that's been getting face time over the last few years - be it on the European ready-to-wear runways or in the adjoining office cubicle - it's clear that glasses have gone from nerd necessity to chic accessory. It's a shift reflected in the current look-at-me trends - retro, vintage-inspired frames, chunky tortoise shells and geometric shapes that attract rather than deflect attention - and reinforced by the laundry list of fashion-focused brands with a presence in the eyewear arena.
January 29, 2012 |
For most men, it's about staying competitive in a youth-focused workplace. For others, it's a need to keep up with new young wives. And for some, well, they just like the sleek black tops on those "Jersey Shore" boys. These are among the reasons stylists say that more men - including those in their late 40s and older and those at senior corporate levels - are dyeing their hair, shedding the shame that was once attached to the practice. Hair salons across the board - from inexpensive chains to ritzy Beverly Hills places - are noticing a rise in the number of men coming in for color treatments, hoping that covering the gray will help them hang onto jobs or put them on the fast-track at work.
November 20, 2011 |
Location: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Off East Coast Highway roughly between Jamboree Road and MacArthur Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. Known for: "Overlooking the ocean, Fashion Island offers distinctive shopping and dining in a coastal resort setting. " That's what it says on its website; that's reason enough to go. Situated on 75 acres on a slope above the Pacific, the center attracts more than 13 million people a year to its mix of indoor and outdoor shopping and dining facilities.
November 7, 2010 |
Good grooming extends beyond (and below) the neckline, and one of the most important ? and overlooked ? things a guy can do is take decent care of his own two hands. And it is more than just vanity. "There's a real health benefit in it for men," says Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. "Because men use their hands in a lot of places women would never go" ? like under car hoods. "So cuticle care, especially, is an important way to protect against infection. " We know what you're probably thinking, but in reality, a manual overhaul doesn't require darkening the doorstep of a nail salon.
April 29, 2012
"Tomboy Style" author Lizzie Garrett Mettler shares her must-haves for spring. They incorporate this season's trends — like colorful jeans — with classic tomboy staples such as a striped tee.
October 9, 2011 |
Over the centuries, at the same time military might has been building borders, shaping national identities and protecting ways of life, it's also been building our wardrobes, shaping our silhouettes and taking fledgling brands to the front lines of fashion — for men and women. Indeed, war's contributions to the world's closets are too numerous for a definitive list — bomber jackets, combat boots, epaulets, raglan sleeves and pea coats, anyone? But here are a few highlights. Khaki trousers: The beige twill trousers known as "khakis" (derived from the Hindi word for dust)
November 9, 2013 |
Crackle may be good for your Rice Krispies but usually not for your nail polish. When your manicure chips soon after you get it done, it's not just annoying; it's a waste of time and money. Even industry pros aren't immune to the problem. Sree Roy, former managing editor of Nails and Viet Salon magazines, used to get so exasperated with chipping (which would sometimes start only an hour after she'd had a manicure) that she'd often not wear nail polish at all. Her solution now is to wear gel or shellac products.
April 28, 2013 |
- Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman. "I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting my hip. Halbreich, an 85-year-old personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, has dressed Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep and Candice Bergen, and helped costume designer Patricia Field adorn the women of "Sex and the City. " She's one of the supporting characters in "Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's," a new documentary, which opens May 3 in New York and Los Angeles, about the aspirational fashion emporium, and she is writing a memoir that HBO recently optioned for Lena Dunham to adapt.
October 24, 2010
I read your piece ["Fashion Weak?" Oct. 10] with real interest. I worked in "high" fashion in New York City in the late '90s (I was a seating consultant on over 40 shows). The organization, skill and pace that went behind creating these shows was astounding and highly professional. That said, I've watched with sadness as L.A. has produced mediocre shows (designers, locales, buzz). Sadly, I think a true fashion week in L.A. is like an actor getting an agent: You don't get an agent until you have some work to show; you can't get the work until you have an agent.