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Sagebrush offers surfers an eye-catching, up-cycled alternative to the same old boring board bags

The quintessential Los Angeles surfer already has a pretty cool look. Think bronzed skin, sun-bleached hair, breezy beachwear. However, local surfer Anna Ehrgott thought there was one thing missing: a stylish way for her to carry her board. Unimpressed with plain polyester surfboard socks (the...

An exclusive Pucci resort collection — and a lesson in customer service — lands at Neiman Marcus

Laudomia Pucci had to stop and think for a minute when Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’ fashion director, asked her to create a resort capsule collection exclusively for his store’s customers. “In the back of my mind there were prints I was dying to see,” said Pucci, vice chairman and image director...

Dior pops up at Maxfield with its summer 2019 men's collection by designer Kim Jones

The bright yellow bee sculpture outside Maxfield in West Hollywood marks the entrance to a December pop-up for a new Dior menswear collection, created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based graffiti artist Kaws aka Brian Donnelly. The summer 2019 offering from Dior Men’s new artistic director, Kim...

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

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’...

Kim Jones receives inaugural trailblazer accolade at Fashion Awards

Kim Jones, artistic director of Dior 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. The award marks Jones’ “always-on cultural zeitgeist and his reputation for challenging the...

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

“It all still feels like a dream. We’re so happy,” said Henry Golding at Thursday night’s GQ 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...

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

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...

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....

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13 Dec 2018 12:00

Last-minute holiday gift ideas for him

'Tis the season to give a little style. Here are our last-minute holiday gift ideas with presence. You'll find selections ranging from $13 to $50,000 with categories covering beauty, fashion, jewelry and home goods.

13 Dec 2018 11:00

Hoorsenbuhs, a luxury jewelry label, sets sail with style collaborations and a Santa Monica store

<p>There is nothing precious about Hoorsenbuhs fine jewelry. The signature pieces of the Santa Monica-based company are weighty unisex rings, necklaces, cuff bracelets and wallet chains with a bold tri-link chain motif inspired by a stud-link anchor on the Hoorsenbuhs, a 16th century Dutch merchant...</p>

13 Dec 2018 10:00

Model Miranda Kerr continues to focus on skin care with her new Kora Organics pop-up at the Grove

<p>Miranda Kerr, a mother of two young sons, supermodel and entrepreneur, has long mastered the art of balancing parenthood and career. So tending to her teething baby, Hart (whom she welcomed earlier this year with her husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel), and unveiling a pop-up shop for her skin-care...</p>

13 Dec 2018 09:00

Found out why an L.A. shoe designer has been obsessed with what women put on their feet

<p>As a kindergartener growing up in Philadelphia, Jessica Taft Langdon had zeroed in on footwear, and it wasn’t in a playing-dress-up-in-mom’s-pumps kind of way. When her parents talked to her after a school field trip to the zoo, she said, “I told them that it was great to go to the zoo because...</p>