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Kim Kardashian West takes her beauty show on the road to a new Costa Mesa pop-up shop

Kim Kardashian West was in the middle of filming a beauty tutorial with her longtime makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, on a Monday morning in mid-November at a Los Angeles studio. “I’m kind of used to living out of a suitcase right now,” she said on the phone with a sigh. This admission had nothing...

Versace swoops into New York to deliver a colorful pre-fall 2019 collection

Donatella Versace loves New York. She’ll tell you herself, but now there’s a Versace T-shirt that spells it out, too, combining the Medusa logo and Milton Glaser’s iconic “I Love NY” state logo on a see-now-buy-now souvenir from the house’s inaugural pre-fall show, staged where else but Manhattan....

The queens wore denim: costume designer Alexandra Byrne talks about ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

When the script for “Mary Queen of Scots” came her way, British costume designer Alexandra Byrne had an instinctive response to the story. She had dressed Cate Blanchett twice as Queen Elizabeth for the films “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” in addition to various other period pieces....

The Grove evolves pop-up concept with pop shops

With pop-ups no longer a novelty, Caruso has taken the concept one step further with the launch of Pop Shops at the Grove shopping center. The real estate firm on Thursday toasted the launch of the leasing program, which makes small pockets of the retail center into higher-performing spaces. Pop...

Amy Schumer, Leesa Evans create ready-to-wear collection for Saks Off 5th

To actress and comedian Amy Schumer, fashion is no laughing matter. Schumer, along with Leesa Evans, a celebrity stylist and costume designer, will launch Le Cloud, a ready-to-wear collection of wardrobe essentials for women of all shapes and sizes at Saks Off 5th on Dec. 13. But why is the 37-year-old...

Brentwood Country Mart marks 70 years with old and new tenants

The beloved retail village Brentwood Country Mart celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a dinner hosted by owner James Rosenfield and his wife Heather, designed by Alice Ryan and prepared by FarmShop. Guests included tenants such as Jenny Belushi, Jenni Kayne, Mary Alice Haney and Kendall...

Gucci to push into high jewelry with collection in 2019

Known for enlivening the fashion scene, Alessandro Michele is now also taking on high jewelry. The designer will guide Gucci into the realm of high jewelry, with the launch of its first collection next summer, Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault said in an interview...

Buck Mason to open its largest L.A. retail space on Larchmont Boulevard

Rebecca Taylor offers its own clothing rental service; Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach gets ready for the holidays; Marcell Von Berlin comes to L.A.; Madewell opens in Studio City, and more.

Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard goes for the gold with new unisex collection of rings

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Architectural Digest Top 100 interior designer whose client list includes Cher, the Kardashians and the Four Seasons Private Residences in Los Angeles, is now also designing jewelry. Bullard’s new collection of 20 rings is his first foray outside of the interior design...

Taraji P. Henson wants to change the stigma surrounding mental health problems in the black community

Taraji P. Henson’s personal belongings were scattered throughout a rented Beverly Hills mansion off Mulholland Drive, the site of a one-time charity event the actress was hosting. In the mix were a Chanel tweed coat, an Adidas track jacket, a form-fitting Alexander McQueen dress, shoes by Christian...

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11 Dec 2018 13:25

Brooks Brothers' holiday party serves up Santa Claus, James Franco and a $2,000 gingerbread house

<p>Sofia Vergara, James Franco and Santa Claus at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills may sound like the setup to an epic joke (or the opening scene of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie — we’re not sure which), but it’s barely a snapshot of the fantastically festive scene from Brooks Brothers’...</p>

10 Dec 2018 17:55

Kim Jones receives inaugural trailblazer accolade at Fashion Awards

<p><a href="">Kim Jones</a>, artistic director of <a href="">Dior</a> men’s wear, will be among the British and international names to step onto the stage at Royal Albert Hall Monday night as the winner of the inaugural Trailblazer award.</p> <p>The award marks Jones’ “always-on cultural zeitgeist and his reputation for challenging the...</p>

07 Dec 2018 12:25

Jeff Goldblum, Henry Golding and Constance Wu attend the GQ Men of the Year party in Beverly Hills

<p>“It all still feels like a dream. We’re so happy,” said Henry Golding at Thursday night’s <a href="">GQ</a> Men of the Year party in Beverly Hills. He was referring to the Golden Globe nomination “Crazy Rich Asians” nabbed earlier that morning, but he very well could have been referring to the castle-like mansion...</p>

06 Dec 2018 13:15

Global-Warming White, Offred Red and other 2019 Pantone Color of the Year picks that never were

<p>It’s almost impossible to ignore the political subtext of Wednesday’s big reveal that Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral, described in the announcement as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.” That’s because the health of the planet’s coral reefs...</p>