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OSCAR RED CARPET: We Wait, We Wince
Forget the glorious circle of life. As Oscar’s red carpet looms, let’s diss about the sometimes less inspiring circle of...
ENOUGH ALREADY! BAN THESE OTT TRENDS
MAKE IT STOP! Asymmetrical ruffle tiers -- too many offenders to be named. Piles of patterns -- yes, you...
INNER BEAUTY: ADVENT CALENDARS ARE A WIN-WIN FOR CONSUMERS AND BRANDS
Joy to the girls. The countdown to Christmas is on, via a British holiday tradition that’s gained momentum in the...
CYBER MONDAY READY? OFF THE CUFF’S BEAUTY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
We can’t help but rhapsodize about beauty options that are beautiful in themselves – no wrapping required! These presentable...
DAZZLING DRESSES: 10 MUST-SEES AT MFAH’S OSCAR DE LA RENTA EXHIBIT
Give yourself over to this stylish feast – and reserve two hours for the experience. I loved it so much,...
Forget candy. ‘Tis the season for spooky get-ups. The following looks may get your creative juices flowing for creepy costumes....
DE LA RENTA LIVES ON IN GRAND EXHIBIT
Talk about a grand exit. If anyone knew how to make one, it was late great designer Oscar de la...
DON’T FORGET THE SPEED BUMPS OF FAST FASHION
When will fashion’s revolving door -- which just ejected Lanvin designer Bouchra Jarrar -- slow down? No time soon. “Fast...
“FASHION CAN CHEW YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT” SAYS INSIDER
The talk of this year’s collections isn’t hemlines or hats. It's a searingly revealing interview in rag mag Vestoj with...
WHY KIM KARDASHIAN SHOULD LOVE OSCAR – DE LA RENTA
Silly me. When I saw the “Culture” headings on women’s magazine websites, I assumed I’d find more stories about art...
JONATHAN SIMKHAI: BACKSTAGE CONFESSIONS
"I like to design in bursts, so I’ll be running around the office in the morning choosing fabrics, draping on...
#TBT CHANNELING CHANEL
#TBT Long before Coachella, there was Karl Lagerfeld, designer at Chanel and Fendi -- and a Renaissance man.
A FASHION STYLIST’S CHEAP TRICK
Wrap a belt around the neck as a choker or around the wrist as a cuff -- as does Les...
WHY I HATE #COACHELLA
Fashion marketers are ruining fashion. Their vehicle? Coachella. The once modest rock event for aspiring indie bands has morphed...
THE EMPRESSES’ NEW CLOTHES
People keep asking me: “What did you think about the inaugural fashions, and why haven’t you blogged about them?”...
FASHION’S RUNWAY ROULETTE
Designers and department stores are endangered species, thanks to fickle shoppers -- and investors. With runway spectacles instantly...
8 WAYS TO SPEED CLEAN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Courtesy: Gratisography Mother-in-law -- military inspection. Same difference. There’s nothing like holiday visitors and scant...
MY 5 FAVE PRESENTABLE PRESENTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
No gifts, no time? My top five as-is presentable presents will enrapture, no wrapping needed: R Nichols’ Glisten Candle...