2016 Style Archive Stories

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  • At Your Service By: David A. Keeps
    Call them what you will – sideboards, buffets, credenzas, armoires and dressers – the common cabinets and cases with the fancy names have always been more utilitarian than decorative. Behind their doors and inside their drawers, they provide a repository for fine, fragile possessions. Their tops are used to layout a spread in the din
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Consider Bugatti’s $2.6 million Chiron By: Steve Irsay | Photography courtesy of Bugatti
    The sound was unforgettable: an ominous, mechanical clatter – rumbling, whirring and occasionally wheezing like a sleeping giant – just past my shoulders. I could have sworn there was a pack of Peterbilt semis idling behind me. Touch the accelerator and that drone quickly ramped into the thundering gallop of a locomotive. It
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • What's new in nail care? By: Noelle Medina
    Jill Thomas, Los Angeles-based manicurist whose celebrity résumé includes Kerry Washington and Anne Hathaway, says 2016 spring nail trends are light and bright. Above all, she says, they embrace simplicity – an embellishment here, a color block there – and underneath everything are the fresh, feminine colors of springti
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Cute Couture By: Jenn Tanaka
    With back-to-school shopping in the rear-view mirror, its time to be season-forward and revamp your tiny fashion plates’ closets with the best designer duds the runway has to offer. Dressed Up Starlets parading down the red carpet and first ladies alike don Oscarde la Renta’s old Hollywood-inspired gowns. D
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Grab an Eye-Catching Clutch By: Jenn Tanaka
    Their small size – barely enough space for your cell, an ID, a few credit cards and your best lipstick – might make clutch bags seem slightly outdated and impossibly impractical for today’s stylista. But for real fashion plates, the clutch-as-jaw-dropping-accoutrement reigns supreme as the ultimate statement piece. D
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Marble designs leave no beautiful stone unturned By: David A. Keeps | Photography by Miro Zagnoli, Joyce Wang Studio, and Kendall Mills
    From its origins in classical architecture and sculpture, marble has evolved as a luxury material with a modern edge. As marble kitchens and bathrooms become a fixture in both traditional and contemporary homes, the elegance of stone enlivens new furniture, lighting and accessories in shapes that reference jewelry, origami, Scandinavian modern,
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Pack Up These Travel-Friendly Beauty Goodies By: Alene Dawson
    In the era of less-than-breezy airplane travel, it’s smart to trek light. No need to take a bathroom cabinet’s worth of personal-care products and an entire makeup bag. TSA-friendly beauty products abound. Here are a few of the prettiest to pack. Chanel Travel Makeup PaletteNo more hunting for this or that item i
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • These Three Super Coupes are Worth Waiting For By: Steve Irsay
    Brute Force | VLF Force 1 V10You may know the name Henrik Fisker from the eponymous car company once based in Orange County. That startup gave us the Karma – a high-end, plug-in electric hybrid beauty – before going belly-up in 2013. (A Chinese conglomerate purchased the bankrupt company and last year announced plans to
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Pillow Talk By: Jenny Peters
    Ready to snuggle up with someone you love on a special day in February? Or do you just love the pop of an unexpectedly fabulous pillow as part of your decorating scheme? Either way, we’ve found spectacular choices that will make the new year seem bright and cheery all over your home. Drop a whimsical pillow in the family room, glam up the
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Think Pink By: Alene Dawson
    Valentine’s season is not just a time of roses in the form of beautiful bouquets, but a time to embrace rose as a color. The color experts at Pantone chose rose quartz (plus a blue called serenity) as their color of the year, noting a cultural craving for compassion, relaxation and connection without the bombardment of addictive electronic
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Acura Revives the NSX in An All-New Package By: Steve Irsay | Photography courtesy of Acura
    Simple, sensible, dependable, comfortable and made in Japan – the original Acura NSX was everything a supercar wasn’t when it burst onto the automotive scene 25 years ago. It was that iconoclastic concoction – bolstered by bona fide performance capabilities – that made the low-slung wedge one of the most beloved supercars
    Tue Feb 02, 2016