February 21, 2010
Brides-to-be who want ideas for that dream wedding might check out A Soolip Wedding on Sunday). The annual event bills itself as "a celebration of inspiration" that draws together "a well-edited collection of L.A.'s unique and most distinctive bridal resources." This year's edition will feature a Monique Lhuillier bridal fashion show along with mini-facials by Kate Somerville aestheticians and tips from hairstylist Yuki Sharoni. Other experts, such as Grace and BLD restaurants' chef Neal Fraser, will talk about how to make a wedding perfect, from flowers to cake and everything in between.
November 27, 2011 |
Dressing for the holidays is part of the season's fun. But forget the images you see in fashion magazines and on feel-good television commercials. In Southern California, the weather seldom requires swaddling in a plaid cashmere scarf, chunky fleece-lined boots, nubby cable sweater and peacoat. And we try to be savvy enough to just say no to a tacky Christmas sweater (unless we mean to wear it in an ultra-cool, ironic way). So how in this land of seasonless dressing does one add holiday cheer when the weather outside is far from frightful?
September 12, 2012 |
Actress Nina Dobrev is best known for playing Elena Gilbert on the hit CW show "The Vampire Diaries," but she garnered some much-deserved sartorial nods at the recent Toronto Film Festival. Dobrev made appearances alongside costar Emma Watson to promote their new film, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower," slated to open Sept. 20. Dobrev's looks ranged from formal gowns to flirty shorts ensembles. At the film's premiere, Dobrev looked like a princess in a Monique Lhuillier strapless, sequin embellished gown with full hem. She chose a sexier silhouette for a party at Soho House, wearing a red Elie Saab dress with a plunging neckline and a peplum waist.
September 23, 2012 |
Ladies in red. The fall season's red-oxblood color trend seems to be influencing the Emmy red carpet. I love the sleeves on Mayim Bialik's deep burgundy Pamella Roland gown, though they must be really hot. Then there's Julia Louis-Dreyfus' classically beautiful, merlot-colored silk tulle Vera Wang mermaid gown with ruched accents on the bodice. And Tina Fey is wearing a strapless deep burgundy gown with corset detailing by Vivienne Westwood. But Ginnifer Goodwin's Monique Lhuillier dress with a high-low hem is my favorite so far because it's so unusual.
September 23, 2012 |
The under-the-sea theme has been big on the runways the past couple of seasons, as seen at Monique Lhuillier, Chanel and elsewhere. And now at the Emmys, where we've spotted several red carpet mermaids dressed in ocean-inspired styles -- Sofia Vergara in a backless teal, hand-beaded Zuhair Murad gown, Heidi Klum in a super-sexy aqua chiffon Alexandre Vauthier gown slit thigh high and Julianne Hough in a risqué, strapless sea foam green corset gown...
September 9, 2013 |
CBS announced Monday that it will broadcast this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 10. The announcement cited appearances by angels Karlie Kloss (shown above Sunday during New York Fashion Week), Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel and more. New York Fashion Week was in high gear this weekend with stellar shows by Alexander Wang, Mara Hoffman, Monique Lhuillier, Victoria Beckham, Joseph Altuzarra and more. For reviews by Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore and writer Adam Tschorn keep reading our All the Rage blog.
September 22, 2013 |
The Emmys mark the official kickoff of awards show season, but there's the impression that less is at stake when it comes to red carpet fashion, because the audience is not as global as it is for the Oscars and the Golden Globes. So traditionally, the European houses skip it altogether, which can mean a lot of bland fashion on the Emmys red carpet. But not so this year. Chic simplicity is a real trend right now, and nobody does that like American designers, who are getting their moment in the spotlight.
September 10, 2013 |
Is the celebrity quotient up or down at the current round of runway shows at New York Fashion Week? No one's keeping score, but it's hard to find coverage that doesn't mention big names in the front row. Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore and staff writer Adam Tschorn have reported a number of sightings, as have other media outlets. Consider: At Tommy Hilfiger, guests “of note” included Anthony Kiedis, Vogue's Anna Wintour and Tommy Mottola. Kanye West, Solange Knowles, Courtney Love and Kerry Washington showed up at Alexander Wang.
January 13, 2013 |
It's a chilly 56 degrees in L.A. today. So will Hollywood shiver its way down the red carpet or cover up with capes and furs? Shiver, at least judging from the strapless early arrivals. I guess you don't spend all those hours at SoulCycle to cover up. So far, I haven't been wowed by any of the gowns. Debra Messing is in a rather simple Donna Karan strapless black ruched silk organza creation, and Claire Danes is in an equally understated red carpet red halter gown by Versace. Julianne Hough's white Monique Lhuillier gown with gold, shard-like beading on the bodice has a little more spunk.