2016 Fashion Archive Stories

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  • Fab sneakers that make a statement on the runway By: Jenn Tanaka
    The Cruise and Spring 2016 runways drew inspiration from the affluent ’80s. Sculpted blazers and tailored dress suits were juxtaposed with more casual-looking accessories such as sneakers. Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo and Giuseppe Zanotti embraced the glam decade with glitzy gem decals and metallic flourishes. Others, such as Gucci and Fendi, took
    Thu Dec 24, 2015
  • Fashion Time Pieces for Timeless Elegance By: Jenny Peters | Photography by Sabin Orr
    Men's WatchesDoes the timepiece make the man? In the case of these five magnificent watches, that just might be the case. Once you strap on one of these bold new styles, perhaps you’ll stand a bit straighter, have more of a spring in your step or feel ready to take on whatever dangerous task comes your way. No matter what chal
    Tue Dec 01, 2015
  • Fashion File: Fun with Fringe By: Sophia Kercher
    Movement is the word this fall as fringe is having its moment. Finely threaded, string-like or Western-inspired, the tassled look works for a night on the town or an afternoon with friends. This flirty little black dress ($465), from Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s always-edgy Elizabeth and James line strikes the perfect balanc
    Fri Oct 30, 2015
  • COS for a Cause By: Noelle Medina
    An exclusive group of OC fashionistas and -istos flocked to South Coast Plaza for the unveiling of its newest retail addition, COS. The night before the London-based store opened its doors to the public, guests enjoyed an evening of shopping to support the Orange County Museum of Modern Art, which received twenty-percent of the evening’s p
    Tue Oct 20, 2015
  • Fashion File: New Victorian By: Sophia Kercher
    This season’s style harks to an earlier era, be it with reign-worthy ruffles or the elegant melancholy of black lace. It’s Victorian wear made modern with slits and sheer fabrics that would make a 19th-century queen blush. New RomanticsIn the ’80s, New Romanticism took flight. Suddenly London nightclubs wer
    Fri Sep 25, 2015
  • Teen Dreams By: Kedric Francis | Photography by Brian Feinzimer
    South Coast Plaza is no stranger to fashion shows. The staff at SCP produces amazing runway productions for many high profile nonprofit events that feature professional models in the latest designer clothing. But there’s something sweetly unique about the Teen Project Fashion show, held for its second year poolside on the rooftop deck of t
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Kid Couture By: photography by Missioni: yoox.com
    Designer Christian Dior was the first to notice that taste starts early, launching the first haute couture line of children’s clothing in 1967. Today all top designers are in step. Some of this fall’s most delectable luxury comes in sizes from newborn to junior, so whether jet set or stroller set, every day can be a runway for the li
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Fetneh Blake's Paris By: Rosemary McClure
    Fetneh Blake is one of a kind: independent, dynamic, a fashion pioneer, just like her splashy eponymous boutique in Laguna Beach. She’s also a very lucky woman – and she knows it. “I always wanted to do exactly what I’m doing; I dreamed about it since I was a little girl.”  Blake opened her high-end clothing sh
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Fall Fashion By: Photography by Tamar Levine / Styling by Jordan Grossman
    Fashionistas from Newport Beach to New York City know the styles parading down designer runways for fall create a cacophony of competing trends. From androgynous power suits to Goth glamour, Victorian primness to ’80s “new” retro, a case can be made for it all.  Picking fashion has much in common with collecting works of a
    Mon Aug 31, 2015
  • Donna Karan By: Alene Dawson
    It’s not just that Donna Karan is a fashion icon known for her signature brand of bodysuit dressing and figure-flattering separates. She is an icon with a cause – several in fact. She’s raised money for AIDS education and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, and has worked with the Not One More gun safety campaign and Clinto
    Thu Jun 18, 2015
  • Tie One On By: Sarah Mosqueda
    For the FloristLos Angeles-based apron company Hedley & Bennett is known for designing the quintessential chef apron with the form and function the job demands. Now H&B brings you the limited-edition Gardner Apron. This linen cover has a single chest pen pocket, front double bucket pockets, a towel loop and leather she
    Thu Jun 18, 2015
  • Fashion Forward By: Alene Dawson
    The future is now for the fusion of fashion and high-tech. What once was sci-fi is now wearable reality, starting at the wrist with the Dick Tracy-like Apple Watch and with Gucci’s “smartband” partnership with will.i.am (the first recording artist to send a song to Mars). Before long you can go cyborg style head to toe: Google
    Fri May 29, 2015
  • South Coast Stunner By: Jenna L. Jones
    The Chanel boutique at South Coast Plaza has reopened in a new location, with a new look and 2,000 more square feet. The new spot, near the diamonds of Tiffany & Co. and the foot traffic of Nordstrom, showcases Chanel’s modern take on classic lines.
    Sun May 03, 2015