August 20, 2009 |
When the Weinstein Co. announced a year and a half ago that it was moving "Project Runway" from Bravo to Lifetime, it did more than tick off the good folks at NBC; it sent tremors of fear through the fan base. As the original January premiere date for Season 6 came and went, with Bravo parent company NBC Universal and the Weinstein Co. duking it out in court, devotees were not only jonesing, they were worried. What would the move to Lifetime mean? A kinder, gentler Heidi Klum sending off eliminated contestants with a murmured "Ciao" instead of the clipped "Auf Wiedersehen"?
February 3, 2012 |
Mandana Dayani of "The Rachel Zoe Project" and her husband, TV executive and producer Peter Traugott , have sold their Sunset Strip-area home for $1.5 million. The traditional-style house, built in 1952, was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The living room opens to a terrace on the main level, and the lower level to a swimming pool with spa. The master bedroom features dual walk-in closets, a den and a bathroom for a total of three bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 2,240-square-foot house.
February 9, 2013 |
The gig: Lawyer-turned-serial-entrepreneur Brian Lee, 41, is pulling double duty as the chief executive of two celebrity-backed e-commerce websites: ShoeDazzle, co-founded with Kim Kardashian, and Honest Co., co-founded with Jessica Alba. The companies are headquartered in Santa Monica and offer customers monthly subscription plans in addition to typical a la carte shopping for shoes and baby products, respectively. ShoeDazzle has more than 15 million registered users and last year posted $100 million in revenue, up 80% from 2011; it has raised $66 million from investors including venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
August 22, 2013 |
Fergie showed off her baby bump on Tuesday at the Los Angeles premiere of "Scenic Route," her husband Josh Duhamel's new film. The singer for the Black Eyed Peas looked suitably like a rocker Mom in a studded jacket, tight pants and super-stretchy top. I don't know who designed the clothes, but she was carrying a Perrin Paris cabriolet clutch. Rachel Zoe tells Capitol File magazine that her Bravo show, "The Rachel Zoe Project," is over. [Capitol File] Lily Collins has been overdoing the crop-top fad and is starting to look like a fashion victim, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore says.
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.
October 16, 2012 |
Terry Richardson shot Oprah Winfrey for the November edition of Harper's Bazaar. In the issue, she says that what was initially missing from her OWN network was "me. It required my full-on energy. " She also talks about being a bath fanatic, among other things. [Harper's Bazaar] Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has launched his own line of made-in-America jeans, 1791 Denim from 1791 Supply & Co. (1791 is the year the Bill of Rights was ratified.) [Glennbeck.com] Rachel Zoe, of Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project," and her husband Rodger Berman have sold a scripted comedy show based on Zoe's life to NBC. And Tyra Banks of "America's Next Top Model " is working on a scripted show based on herself for ABC. [Deadline]
June 21, 2013 |
Jennifer Aniston will appear in ads for Saks Fifth Avenue's 2013 Key to the Cure Campaign, which raises funds for the Women's Cancer Research Fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Her predecessors as campaign ambassador include Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Hudson. [WWD] Matt Lauer thinks his former "Today" cohost Katie Couric is a 14 on a scale of 10. He gives her a 9 or 10 on looks and the other points for her personality, he told Howard Stern. [New York Daily News]
November 8, 2006 |
IT'S a jungle out there. And we can blame it on Jack Nicholson. Not only are Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Roger Vivier releasing wild leopard-print slouch bags and satchels this awards season but some fashion-forward actresses -- and such uber-trendsetters as Vogue editor Anna Wintour and stylist Rachel Zoe -- are already on the prowl in slinky leopard-print silk dresses, coats, blouses and even Ugg-style boots, platform heels, long scarves and belts.
June 18, 2012 |
One look at Mena Suvari in that little black dress at the Beverly Hills Hotel's 100th-anniversary party Saturday was simply not enough. That night's event was supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, but what in the world was supporting the top of Suvari's frock? The Maria Lucia Hohan dress, which retails for about $630 at Monday's exchange rate, was the brainchild of stylist Taylor Jacobson, according to Suvari's Twitter feed. (Jacobson is familiar to early fans of "The Rachel Zoe Project," where she did two seasons as a styling assistan.