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Jessica Chastain, Busy Philipps celebrate at Marie Claire’s Change Makers event

One of the cover stars for Marie Claire’s Change Makers issue, Jessica Chastain said she “absolutely” saw changes ahead for women — and not just in the field of entertainment. “When you see how many women just ran for office, how many women are serving our country, you know this is an exciting...

International Women’s Day: Kathy Griffin, Maria Bello, Byron Allen celebrate Arquette sisters

After stepping onto the stage at Spago in Beverly Hills, actress-activist Maria Bello surveyed the scene, a jam-packed largely female gathering to commemorate International Women’s Day, staged by Los Angeles-based organization Visionary Women. “Wow,” Bello said. “I love being in a room with kick-ass...

Essentials: Pink powers the new fashion season

Shades of pink appear to be everywhere right now. The think-pink trend popped up at the Oscars last month, where it was on display in full force thanks to Julia Roberts, Gemma Chan, Angela Bassett, Jason Momoa and others. And in recent weeks, the color has turned up on fashion runways. “I feel...

Hill City, Gap’s new brand, delivers athletic, sustainable men’s styles

For spring, San Francisco menswear brand Hill City, part of Gap Inc., is expanding its original goal of designing clothing for active men on the go. “When we thought about what was not on the market, we saw a lot of performance and active pieces, but they didn’t look particularly cool,” said former...

Mark Zunino teams up with Bridal Reflections, dresses ‘Entertainment Tonight’ hosts

Living and designing in Beverly Hills, Mark Zunino has seen the extremes celebrities rely on for red-carpet dressing and he wants consumers to avoid them. With Mark Zunino Atelier, a new red-carpet inspired bridal and eveningwear collection, the designer wants women to have figure-flattering looks...

Miley Cyrus helps honor Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson at cancer fundraiser

The original invitation for the An Unforgettable Evening event merely read “surprise performance.” And that act was none other than singer Miley Cyrus, who capped off this year’s star-studded fundraiser for the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation with a four-song set. “Tom Ford was nice enough to...

Tiny handbags are still one big fashion trend at Paris Fashion Week

Simon Porte Jacquemus gave the micro bag a new meaning at his fall 2019 show in Paris on Monday. The designer, who frequently shows handbags on the smaller side, debuted at his ready-to-wear show an even smaller version of his “It” accessory — Le Saq Chiquito — in a size that looks fit for a doll....

Our Lady J finds her fashion footing this awards season

Our Lady J, a writer and producer on the TV series “Pose” and “Transparent,” has been on a fashion journey this awards season. It culminated Sunday when she attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s black-tie Oscars party wearing an elegant jumpsuit and jacket by Brandon Maxwell. “I’ve had a very...

Oscars 2019: Gemma Chan's pockets steal the show on the red carpet

Gemma Chan made quite an impression at her very first Academy Awards. The fuchsia taffeta gown by Valentino with expanding frills that resembled an upside down tulip would have overwhelmed other actresses. For Chan, an Oxford-educated former model who works with stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray, the...

Oscars weekend: Glenn Close chats about Armani and her pre-Oscars week

Can there be anyone busier in the last week than Glenn Close? In her more-than-hectic social schedule, she was honored at the Costume Designers Guild Awards and Oscar Wilde Awards, was celebrated along with other female nominees at Women in Film’s pre-Oscar party and served on the host committee...

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18 Mar 2019 10:35

Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at the Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards

<p>Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards</a> on Sunday night. Asked who designed her black and white dress, the newly minted Oscar winner answered, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">“Rodarte,”</a> as she swiftly made her way inside the event.</p> <p>Having capped off last month’s arduous awards...</p>

15 Mar 2019 10:00

Louis Vuitton drops Michael Jackson-inspired items from 2019 men’s collection

<p>In a move distance itself from the late pop star Michael Jackson, Louis Vuitton is pulling pieces from its fall and winter 2019 men’s collection that appear to directly reference Jackson’s artistry and legacy.</p> <p>Officials for the French luxury brand said that the decision comes in the wake of the...</p>

15 Mar 2019 04:00

The Owl Bureau, a new Highland Park bookshop, builds on creating community

<p>The Owl Bureau, a visually stimulating, curvilinear design feast at 5634 N. Figueroa St., isn’t merely a place to buy books at the hands of Richard Christiansen, recent Highland Park transplant and founder of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chandelier Creative</a>, a full-service advertising and media agency with bicoastal offices...</p>

14 Mar 2019 12:35

About last night: Celebrating the premiere of ‘Black Super Hero Magic Mama’

<p>Catching up with Craig Robinson during intermission at opening night for “Black Super Hero Magic Mama” at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Geffen Playhouse</a>, we asked <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the “Brooklyn 99” actor</a> how he was enjoying the new play.</p> <p>“I love it,” he said. “I’m along for the ride and can’t wait to see what’s next.”</p> <p>Like Robinson, the...</p>