2016 Style Archive Stories

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  • 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
  • Gorgeous Holiday Party Makeup By: Alene Dawson
    “Glowing skin is the foundation for your holiday look,” says the national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty, Tim Quinn, whose work has graced fashion runways and the pages of myriad magazines. He’s won an Elle magazine Genius Award and has worked with celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Kerry
    Mon Nov 30, 2015
  • Indulge in Harvest-Themed Beauty Goodies By: Alene Dawson
    Inhale the harvest season, with its cozy, inviting scents laced with vanilla and golden images of changing leaves. Even in Southern California, where fall can mean scorching Santa Anas, we embrace at least the idea of a change of seasons. The beauty world follows, offering delectable products and treatments made with pumpkin, cinnamon, apple
    Fri Oct 30, 2015
  • No Trick Masks By: Alene Dawson
    In this month of hobgoblins, gremlins and ghouls, consider the mask beauty trend, already popular in Korea, that’s meant to scare off stressed-out, damaged skin. Serum-drenched sheet masks are a once-a-week treat when you trick yourself into actually taking a bit of me-time to lie down and let the variety of ingredients, held in by the mic
    Fri Sep 25, 2015
  • Post-Summer Skin Care By: Alene Dawson
    Soothe. Hydrate. Brighten. Renew. Summer sun and surf can work magic for your well-being but wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Celebrity skin expert Kate Somerville (katesomerville.com) shares tips on how to replenish and restore your skin to vibrant health and transition into fall beautifully.
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • New makeup concept, Butterfli Me, opens studio in Irvine By: Jamie Lobel
    In a world where technology has managed to make it almost impossible to slow down, what’s the solution for a modern day, multitasking mother or career woman, who wants to look, her best? Butterfli Me makeup studio opened in Irvine last week, aiming to give the busy, social butterflies of Orange County a place to land for the ultimate cosme
    Thu Jun 11, 2015
  • Celebrated skin-care guru Zein Obagi launches flagship at Fashion Island By: Jamie Lobel
    In order to achieve smooth and flawless skin celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alicia Keys have flocked to dermatologist Zein Obagi, M.D., the man in charge of the Obagi Skin Health Institute headquartered in Beverly Hills. The "Obagi experience" required a trip to Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach or San Gabriel to v
    Fri Jun 05, 2015