I refused to wear watches for a while. It was my way of rebelling against tradition by not wanting to keep track of time. Mitch Albom, the author of The Time Keeper, may have approved: In his fable he notes that everything in nature happens when it’s supposed to, but only man keeps track of time. But my life got more com
The unmistakably trendy jumpsuit is the answer to my daily fashion dilemmas. Although it may appear as an effortless choice for day or night, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Finding the right jumpsuit means finding a fabric that flows perfectly and a cut that sits in all the right places. It’s an unforgiving item of clothing
Merging both style and comfort, emerging fashion brand Talia Hancock offers unique designs with a soft feel. Designed and founded by Talia Hancock, an Orange County local, the brand combines a Peruvian tradition with Southern California comfort and edge.
By-the-bookers beware: This season is not one that will give you any hard-and-fast rules for fall fashion. What little guidance there is goes something like this: Consider raiding your grandmother’s closet; channel 1980s Madonna; and when in doubt, go glam.This is good news – a break from strictures of the past proselytiz
I secretly celebrate small victories. I relish a rare moment of joy as I realize the latest purchase I’ve made is a wise one that I shall reap the rewards from for years to come. In this case, it’s my peasant dress. Being a serial shopper, I’ve been on a “peasant style” bandwagon lately and I’m ashamed to admi
If you want to purchase clothes designed by Ann Demeulemeester, you have two choices: You can go to the megalithic Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills to buy the Belgian designer’s deconstructed, imaginative pieces, or you can enter Fetneh Blake’s eponymous boutique in Laguna Beach, which measures a mere 1,100 square feet and has managed,
I’ve been logo-free for years now. But at one time they meant a lot to me. It happened before my “it” bag became so popular. I was 16 years old, naive and needy. He seduced me with his irresistible dark caramel skin. With him on my arm I became the girl with the bob and “the” handbag. I could go anywhere. He made me
Whether you're looking to rock a bikini or a one-piece, want to show off those hard-earned abs or prefer a more modest proposal, this season's hottest swimwear comes in many shapes and sizes. The common thread? They all share classic lines from a variety of moments on the body-flaunting timeline. Channel everyone from your inner Grace Kelly with
This spring, men’s fashion takes a turn into seriously tailored terrain from that just-so suit to crisply fitting trousers to the perfectly structured T. But fear not. This isn't simply about form-fitting, retro-leaning lines. Bold patterns, the judicious pop of can't-miss color and unexpected pairings lighten the vibe to take the starch o
A playground, I believe, should serve the interests of both parent and child Therefore, while some mothers like to take their children to the park, I prefer the mall. It started off like any other day. I chased my young toddler around Fashion Island for several hours, and managed to avoid another incident at the enticing koi pond (the fish are n
My cousin wore clear shoes to my wedding. I remember the moment when they first caught my eye. My two bridesmaids/girlfriends huddled around me and whispered “plastic shoes” to me under my veil. They then proceeded to be apologetic on behalf of my cousin’s sacrilegious fashion choice, especially on such an auspicious day.
I’m suffering from “Downton Abbey” withdrawal. What’s a girl to do on a Sunday night anymore? And although I watched every episode in my pajamas, the PBS TV series makes me want to step back into a time when people changed into formal clothes for dinner. I realize the chances are slim that I’d be upstairs rather tha
February 10 marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar and fashion’s celebration of its 2013 icon – the snake. Serpent-inspired dresses, jackets, shoes, and jewelry have slithered into stores this month, wrapped in skins of leather, silk, gold, silver, and diamonds. This New Year is all about the sixth sign of the Chines