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Get Ready for Fashion's Night Out in Los Angeles

Fashion’s Night Out is almost here... You would have to be living in your own little fashion bubble to not be aware of the global shopping extravaganza. But we know that you know because you’re “in the know.” Sooooo, now the...

A Current Affair Vintage Pop-Up to Debut at Fashion's Night Out

Vintage lovers, rejoice. A new curated vintage pop-up shopping event is set to debut during Fashion's Night Out in Los Angeles. A Current Affair's opening-night preview party will take place on Sept.

The Look: Stanton James X Apparel News

It's all about getting "The Look." So, when I was asked by the lovely ladies at Stanton James to be one of their style gurus, I couldn't refuse. Every Monday, fashion editors, stylists, artists and designers give their advice on how to get the look of the moment. I'm honored to be in the company ...

Semi Precious Weapons Rocks Fred Segal

Semi Precious Weapons gets "Sticky With Champagne" at Fred Segal Santa Monica.Glam rock and the Westside are not necessarily synonymous. But on Tuesday night,...

Out of Fashion - an Exhibition by Richard Knapp

Fashion is art, and so is "Out of Fashion." The upcoming exhibition features the fine-art fashion images of Richard Knapp. An opening reception at Canvas Malibu on June 26 will feté the one-time...

Surf Is Up at Billabong

Surf couture rocked the runway at Billabong's 4th Annual "Design for Humanity," photos: John EckmierFrom the surf couture swimwear that walked the runway to the star-studded red carpet, the surf industry was out in full force to support Billabong’s 4th Annual “Design for Humanity.” Surf legend Tom Curren and Billabong freesurfer...

Dancing (and Dinner) With the Stars

Merce Cunningham and Mikhail Baryshnikov in Occasion Piece (1999), photo by Robert WhitmanMikhail Baryshnikov, Romeo Gigli and Marisa Tomei may seem like an unlikely pairing. But it will be a night to remember in Los Angeles as Baryshnikov performs...

Alex Perry - Australia's Celeb Designer Du Jour

Alex Perry is Australia’s go-to designer for the red carpet. And when J-Lo, Rhianna and Eva Longoria Parker come knocking, it’s clear that your star has risen from Down Under.An Alex Perry Spring 2010/11 gown on the runway at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, photo courtesy of AuLifestyle/ Marie ClaireWith a European heritage, Perry has a flair for occasion. Think glamorous runway shows on the Queen Mary 2 or this season’s dramatic affair on a sound stage at FOX Studios with over 1,000 people in attendance. Perry’s name is synonymous with luxury and glamour, and his jeweled corsets, tailored...

Pushing the Edge on Style at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week

From swimwear to eveningwear, Australian designers have a decidedly unique flair for style. At Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, which just wrapped up in Sydney, a variety of fresh looks turned up on the runway for Spring/Summer 2010/11. Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2010/11, photo courtesy of aulifestyle/MarieClaireDeriving inspiration from the country’s laid-back lifestyle and rich...

A Dramatic Scene in Sydney

From the Sydney Opera House to Fox Studios, the cityscape of Sydney is a dramatic backdrop for Australian designers.Romance Was Born, photo courtesy of The VineWhile most of the shows during Rosemount Australian Fashion Week are being held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal overlooking the Opera House (stunning),...

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Kicks Off in Full Color

Color, color and more color. It was a festive beginning for Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, which kicked off this week in Sydney.Camilla, photo courtesy of AuLifestyle/MarieClaireIt’s a landmark year for the event, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this...

Catching Up with Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is an icon in the fashion world. Throughout his career, the legendary designer has dressed many...

Coachella Cool: L.A. Prepares to Head to the Desert

The West Coast is heating up as music lovers, hipsters and the fashion crowd prepare to head to the desert for the Coachella Valley Music Arts Festival. Meghan Fabulous' "Coachella Cool" fashions, photo courtesy of MeghanFabulousThe...

Symmetry Goods: Transforming a Basic Into a Stylish Accessory

This Fall it will be easy to be stylish with the new line of scarves by Symmetry Goods. Symmetry Goods "Oxley" scarf, photos by Chloe AftelDesigned by Ted Byrnes and wife and stylist Gena Tuso, the line is geared to those with a refined aesthetic and a flair for...

Emerging Designers Take the Spotlight at Los Angeles Fashion Collective

Ai for Ai at the Los Angeles Fashion Collective Fall presentation, photos by John EckmierEmerging designers were the focus of the Los Angeles Fashion Collective’s second annual event. Guests attended a cocktail reception and presentation held at the Thompson Hotel’s Bond Street Lounge in...

A Parisian Afternoon at Lloyd Klein

Champagne, caviar and Joan Collins. It was just another day at Lloyd Klein’s couture house on Beverly Blvd. Leave it to the French designer to create a “Parisian Afternoon” in Hollywood. Lloyd Klein and models pose in looks from the couturiers' Fall...

Designers Express Their Artistic Side At Concept L.A. Fashion Week

Skingraft's dark-edged installation at Concept L.A. Fashion Week, photos by John EckmierL.A. Fashion Week was full of opportunities for designers to showcase their work. For some that meant a runway presentation and for others photo and art...

Katy Rodriguez, Gregory Parkinson and Friends Fete Fall

Katy Rodriguez, Gregory Parkinson, Emily Jerome and shoe designer du jour Jerome C. Rousseau toasted the season with a chic cocktail party at Palihouse Holloway. Katy Rodriguez and Gregory ParkinsonGuests including actress Tracee Ellis Ross, designer Jasmine Shokrian, actor/designer Waris...

The Art of the Shoot: BOXeight's Fashion: Refocus - Day 2

It was a creative meeting of the minds at BOXeight’s “Fashion: Refocus” event as designers collaborated with photographers to create images of their Fall 2010 collectionsLe Sang Des Betes French chic photographed by Steven and Laura DuncanOn day two of the three-day photo...

BOXeight's Fashion: Refocus - Day 1

Skingraft photographed by Ben CopeIndustry insiders and the hipster set were out in full force to get a behind-the-scenes look at fashion photography as BOXeight kicked off its second edition of “Fashion: Refocus." The event which takes place...

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Quicktake: Rodarte

“Quicktake: Rodarte,” just concluded at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. But luckily for those unable to attend the exhibition, a video is available on Youtube. Go behind-the-scenes with the Mulleavy sisters...

William Rast Brings the Runway to Project

William Rast Fall 2010, photo courtesy of Imaxtree/Elle.comNew York Fashion Week overlapped the trade shows in Las Vegas this season, but designers such as William Rast found ways to make the timing conflict work for them. Sales reps and retailers gathered at the William Rast booth at the...

Academy of Art University - Innovation Is Key

"Nicky" Hyo Sun An, MFA Fashion Design, photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-BenzAcademy of Art University debuted the collections of recent graduates on the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Innovation is key for the San Francisco-based design school, which has...

Band of Outsiders Channels the Great Outdoors

Classic outdoor themes are an ongoing trend in fashion, but to keep the look fresh - it’s all in the mix. Just ask Scott Sternberg, whose Fall 2010 Band of Outsiders collection was a mash up of inspiration channeled from REI, Joan Didion and Woody Allen circa 1972.Sternberg...

The Future of Fashion Weeks

It’s an ongoing question, but lately the future of fashion weeks appears to be tied to technology. With the advent of Twitter, Facebook, live streamed videos and 3-D avatars, it has become quite clear. And during New...

L.A. Designers Set for New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2010, photography by Dan Corina LeccaNew York Fashion Week is set to kick off next week, and the schedule is filled with California designers. Many are showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in its last season at the tents in...

Designer X Denim: The New Frontier

Jean-Paul Gaultier X Levi's, photo courtesy of L'Officiel Hommes/Denimology.comDesigner X Denim line. You enter the names. Designer collaborations have become the status quo in the world of fast fashion. Think Rodarte and Alexander McQueen for Target and Comme des Garcons, Jimmy Choo and Karl Lagerfeld...

P-Rod for Nike SB Debuts at Agenda

Paul Rodriguez, aka P-Rod, wearing his new eponymous collection for Nike SB.Action sports is really not my world. I've been to the X Games and have heard the names Tony Alva and Kelly Slater more than a few times. I have even watched Stacy Peralta’s “Riding Giants” and...

Art, Fashion and Culture Converge at Agenda

The RVCA Artist Network showcased the many artsy poses of Erin Wasson. The worlds of action sports, streetwear and art converged in a cultural mash up at the Agenda Trade Show. Exhibitors and buyers literally took over the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach,...

'Launch My Line' Goes Googoo for GAGA

Excitement in the reality tv world is building......"The Fame," photo courtesy of ladygaga.comLady Gaga is one of the hottest acts going. She has been inspiring the worlds of music and fashion as of late and now she will present the...

Rodarte's Dreamy Sample Sale

The ultimate fashionista's dream sale come true...... Today in L.A., Rodarte die-hards had the chance to pick up some pieces from the Fall collection just days before the much-hyped Target collab is set to debut. Of course our Apparel...

Project Runway Alum Rami Kashou Releases Spring 2010 Fashion Film

Rami Kashou just released a film featuring his Spring 2010 collection. The Los Angeles-based designer and Project Runway alum opted to create a film presentation of his latest collection this season versus showing in a traditional runway...

Those CM Squared Boys Are at It Again

A sexy nativity scene at the Madison store on Robertson Boulevard is causing an uproar.The window was designed by CM Squared Designs, which was recently featured in Apparel News for their provocative window displays around Los....

Fashion, Art and Music in Downtown L.A.

Leave it to Los Angeles designers and artists to combine forces for a day of art, fashion and music. Lucy B lingerie David Solomon and the Downtown Art Gallery will hold an open house and sample sale on Dec. 5 in downtown L.A. The collaborative event will...

A Shopping Night Out With Trink Turk and Gen Art

Trina Turk's Pop Art Collection, photo courtesy of

A Night Out at Alberta Ferretti

A model wears a lovely Spring '20 Ferretti frock.A chic crowd of stylists, press and guests turned out at Alberta Ferretti’s West Hollywood boutique for an intimate cocktail party and shopping event. Hosted by Liane Weintraub and...

Diavolina Dishes Style Advice Online

Not sure what to wear to an upcoming holiday party? Or in search of the hottest new accessory? Problem solved.Diavolina, the Los Angeles-based fashion mecca, has ramped up its customer service offerings by launching a personal shopping...

'Fashion: Refocus' Kicks Off at BOXeight

FACTORY by Erik HartBOXeight, Flaunt Magazine and L.A. Models kicked off “Fashion: Refocus,” last night at the BOXeight Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. It was a merging of art and fashion as designers presented Spring 2010 looks with live photo installations....

FIDM Celebrates Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture

Gianfranco Ferré for Dior, 1989-90, red silk crepe evening gown, photo: Brian Sanderson/FIDM photographyThe Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising is celebrating the style of Betsy Bloomingdale and the fine art of French Fashion. A black tie soiree feted the socialite and exhibition...

'Wonderland' - Behind-the-Scenes

Costume Dept. sequin top, Rik Villa's leggings and Jared gold's beaver felt hat as featured on this week's cover, photo by Richard KnappIt’s LA Fashion Week. The event always inspires the need to showcase the design talent based here. You have probably noticed the stunning...

Michel Berandi: Fashion Meets Technology

Michel Berandi installation at Downtown LA Fashion Week, photos courtesy of Michel Berandi and his high-tech designs.

Emerging Designer Show at DLAFW

Phong Hong's rosette mini dress, photo by Felix SalzmanDowntown LA Fashion Week kicked off at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with a fashion show honoring the talents of emerging designers. The Fashion Angel Award for...

Fashion Week Face-Off

While many have wondered how L.A. Fashion Week would shape up this season, it appears multiple fashion weeks will be facing off over what has now been dubbed “LA Fashion Month.” LA Fashion on Broadway is the latest event to join...

India Calling

India Tourism celebrated the incredible culture of its homeland by bringing a taste of India to Los Angeles. On Sept. 17, the California Plaza was transformed into a version of India with everything from fashion to photography, crafts and cuisine. The event was created to offer a unique experience of India’s rich culture.

Denim to the Max

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2010, photos courtesy of Imaxtree/Elle.comThe latest denim craze is sexy, tighter than tight jeans. So it makes perfect sense that Max and Lubov Azria would take inspiration from denim when...

Fashion's Night Out at Neiman Marcus

Fashion takes center stage at Neiman Marcus' runway show in celebration of Fashion's Night Out.Neiman Marcus celebrated Fashion’s Night Out with a fashionable shopping event at the Beverly Hills department store. Customers turned out for the fancy affair to...

Billabong's Still Filthy

Photo courtesy of billabong.comBillabong is set to hit the big screen with the world premiere of its latest surf flick, "Still Filthy." It's all part of the action in San Diego as the surf and skate scene converge for the Sept. 10 to 12 run...

Scott Weiland Launches Collection in Vegas

Weiland for English Laundry, photo courtesy of Torry MorganFashion and rock n’ roll go hand in hand. And for Scott Weiland – a clothing line seems to be the perfect venture. The frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots is known for his often flamboyant on-stage style. Weiland kicked off the launch of his new line, Weiland for English Laundry, with a performance at the Hard Rock...

Expose NY Partners With The Daily

Expose NY founder and curator Matt MeyersonEditors, stylists, buyers and bloggers can expect to find a heavy dose of fashion at The Daily Suites this season. Expose NY, produced by Los Angeles–based RPRT Communications, has partnered with The Daily for the upcoming edition of the...

California Represents at Fashion's Night Out

photo courtesy of fashionsnightout.comThe fashion world is brimming with excitement as plans for Fashion’s Night Out have been released. Fashion capitals in 13 countries around the world will join the festivities on Sept. 10 to celebrate fashion, promote retail and inspire consumers to shop. The event, which is...