French Dressing: Our Top Red Carpet Looks from Cannes

The red carpet never sees a break. From awards season to movie premieres and film festivals, there’s always a gown to be admired, shoes to covet and celebrities snagging runway looks right off the models’ backs. And the most glam carpet happening right now is definitely the Cannes Film Festival. The international hot ticket draws actors, actresses and yes, models, to the South of France and it’s idyllic oceanside events. The world is focused on all the gowns, glowing skin

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Dior Will Show its Cruise Collection in Los Angeles

Dior Spring Summer 2015 After stops in Brooklyn, Monaco and Tokyo, Raf Simons is bringing Dior’s globe-trotting Resort presentation to Los Angeles. Though the venue hasn’t been announced just yet, reports indicate that the show will take place on May 9 and given the proximity to pure star power, we expect that brand ambassadors Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence might be able to fit the presentation into their packed agendas. Simons has previously proclaimed his love for Los Angeles, calling

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Proenza, Victoria Beckham & Anthropologie Bring Back the Classics

Proenza Schouler First Collection Barneys Window Sometimes the best way to bring new life to a brand is, oddly, to reissue the old, er, we mean classic. Bands have been doing it for years with albums dedicated solely to hits, so why shouldn’t fashion do it as well? Well, they are and in a big way recently. Big brands love bringing back the classics — there’s no better way to fªte a milestone — and shoppers love being able to

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Monday Muse: The Red Carpet Inspires Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall 2014

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall 2014 There are certain designers whose designs live on the red carpet. Daywear? Elie Saab girls only come out after dark, like high fashion vampires covered in embroidery and bugle beads. Marchesa is for brides to be and girls who want to catch the attention of the flashbulbs. Viktor & Rolf? Well, aside from Tilda Swinton, we don’t think that the duo make appearances on the red carpet very often, which might be why

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Luxe for Less: Two Stylists Show Us How to Shop (and Sell) Smart

Vintage Chanel Lusting after that celebrity closet is fun for sure, but it€™s also frustrating if you€™re not a person with serious cash to flash. So just how do ordinary earners afford to carry a classic quilted Chanel clutch or a beautiful Balenciaga tote? The answer is: Upcycling. Think of it more like “leasing” your big-ticket items by owning them for a while then consigning them. While consigning/resale is, obviously, not a new model, what has changed is that it’s

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Monday Muse: Vintage Treasures Inspire Pam & Gela Fall 2015

Pam & Gela Fall 2015 Say what you want about Pam & Gela. They don’t push the fashion envelope forward? They’re too commercial? They’ll laugh it all off, leaving a wake of rhinestones and fringe in their wedge-soled footsteps. Why? Because the clothes they make are selling, and girls €” celebs and real shoppers alike €” are all buying into the world of L.A. bohemia that the brand stands for. This season, the contemporary line has tapping into the thrill

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Hourglass Cosmetics to Open Flagship in Venice

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Cr¨me Lipstick L.A.’s Hourglass Cosmetics has never been one to follow the beaten path when it comes to beauty. When the brand launched in 2004, it was available only at Barneys New York locations, but later, in 2007, the label became available at Sephora stores, and according to founder and CEO Carisa Janes, the brand was changed forever. But later this year, Janes and Hourglass will open up the brand’s very first flagship in Venice Beach,

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Nasty Gal and For Love & Lemons Team Up for a Sexy Collab

Nasty Gal x For Love & Lemons Leave it to two of L.A.’s hottest contemporary labels to give the summer a major dose of heat. As if the temps weren’t hot enough (seriously, we’ve been cranking the AC like it’s going out of style), e-tailer-turned-brick-and-mortar-mainstay Nasty Gal and super feminine lingerie-influenced For Love & Lemons have teamed up for this season’s hottest collab. Nasty Gal x For Love & Lemons The 11-piece capsule collection, which is available now at Nasty

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Jewelry Designer Rona Pfeiffer Designs Exclusives For ‘Dark Shadows’

Rona Pfeiffer When jewelry designer Rona Pfeiffer got a call from Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood to talk about designing jewelry for a Tim Burton film, she called her Academy Award-nominated sister-in-law, Michelle Pfeiffer, naturally. “I told my sister-in-law, ‘I have a 9 a.m. appointment with God!’” said Pfeiffer, referring to the much-celebrated Atwood. The appointment with “God” apparently went swimmingly, as Pfeiffer’s jewelry makes an on-screen appearance in Burton’s new film Dark Shadows, premiering in theaters starting today.

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Wakey, Wakey Oscar Losers: A $45K Gift Bag Is Waiting Just For You!

Starting this morning, a swift operation will move into place in Los Angeles. Troops will be mobilized. Strict orders will be given. Top-secret addresses accessed. Valuables will be guarded. The entire plan will take two days to complete. Operation Consolation will begin. Naomi Watts at the 85th Academy Awards. (PHOTO: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) The goal: tending to the immediate needs of the downtrodden, the depressed€¦ Ok, well, -ish. Those downtrodden would be the losers of last night’s 85th Academy Awards.

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