To pierce or not to pierce?
Sleepy Jones, the new line of whimsical men's and women's loungewear by Andy Spade and longtime collaborators Anthony Sperduti and Chad Buri, has finally rolled out of bed - and it's so much fun you might want to plump the pillows and jump right back in.
Thanks to the fashion world's enthusiastic embrace of surf/skate culture over the decades, the Vans-style slip-on sneaker - a simple, unadorned, lace-free upper attached to a rubber sole - has become an instantly recognizable Southern California silhouette and an uncluttered canvas for self-expression, not only for Vans but also for countless other brands. In recent seasons, luxe versions of the humble skate shoe have been rolling out to retail and serving as less-formal, summertime iterations of the ever-popular smoking shoe. Here are a few slip-ons that might make slipping out that rainy-day credit card worthwhile.
Ellen Bennett launched an apron company last year not knowing how to sew and not knowing how to run a business. Now she has the world, so to speak, by the strings.
Palmela Green sits amid hundreds of fabric rolls in her West L.A. swimsuit shop, surrounded by pink and red sequins, animal prints, knits and faux furs. A photo of one of her recent projects, a swimsuit in a Lexus ad, is proudly displayed on a wall.
Walking into the Aviator Nation store on Abbot Kinney in Venice, Calif., is like stumbling into a frat house with a feminine touch. Steely Dan, Doors and Grateful Dead album covers and vintage skate decks nailed to the walls, a record player spinning Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," a "720 Degrees" arcade game in the corner, stacks and stacks of foam trucker hats, T-shirts and hoodies spreading good vibes like "Pray for Surf" and "California Is For Lovers". ... It's such a sensory experience, you half expect your shoes to be sticking to the floor from last night's kegger.
"Arrested Development" costume designer Katie Sparks, whose efforts on the first two seasons of the Fox sitcom earned her a 2006 nomination from the Costume Designers Guild of America, was tapped by series creator Mitchell Hurwitz to work on the new streaming-to-Netflix season that will be released May 26. She recently spoke about her work on the original series and the challenges posed by revisiting - and re-dressing - the quirky Bluth family after a seven-year hiatus. And, for the first time, she explained how she found a perfect pair of denim cutoffs for the "never nude" Tobias Funke.
Dwyane Wade would have been in Chicago for a Heat playoff game Friday night if he hadn't helped eliminate the Bulls with a big fourth quarter two nights early.
During her post-divorce reinvention, Judy Allor decided to do something about the gray hair that had been coming in at her temples and around her ears since her early 50s. Highlights didn't seem to take - so when Allor saw an advertisement in SkyMall magazine for a nutritional supplement that promised to stop the gray, she put in an order.
Armani goodwill: Roberta Armani, Giorgio's niece, is a good fit for role as the brand's ambassador to Hollywood
There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani.
Rebecca Hall loves designer labels. While promoting her new film "Iron Man 3," Hall showed off her expensive tastes on the red carpet.
Camila Alves McConaughey sits cross-legged in a studio in West Hollywood awaiting her next interview, an empty baby carrier next to her sandaled feet. The late afternoon sun shines softly through the window, signaling the near end of a full day spent talking to the press, promoting the latest Macy's INC collection.
Last week's Met Gala - the annual Vogue magazine-sponsored fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute - celebrated the opening of an exhibition called "Punk: Chaos to Couture." For days people buzzed about the red carpet parade - Miley Cyrus' spikey hair, Nicole Richie's grayed-out pompadour and pregnant Kim Kardashian's gloved Givenchy getup.
More women are going under the knife to clip their "bat wings."
A day at Disneyland is a marathon, and the visitors lining up in the plaza outside the park were prepared to make it to the finish.