| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Some women will always be style icons. Case in point: Brigitte Bardot, the inspiration behind the shop Bardot, a clothing and accessories boutique for women in Newport Beach.
The French actress, singer and model is owner Dana Harmon's personal style...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:25 AM
It has taken me years to figure out the secret formula that keeps bringing folks back to the OC Fair summer after summer, year after year. Admittedly, on some matters, I am a slow learner. This year, walking down the midway, the magic of the fair became...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:23 PM
Misty May-Treanor stands with her hands on her hips in a bikini with also her game-face on in a poster ad created to help the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball program.
In the background, April Ross stands in the same pose, also wearing a bikini....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:14 PM
The invitations will be in the mail next week for what promises to be one of the most fun and worthwhile social events on the fall social calendar.
Serving People In Need (SPIN) will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 1 with a gala dinner and concert...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Kendra Scott's jewelry empire began with wire-wrapped stones, a tea box and $500.
Oh, and her 3-month-old Baby Bjorn-clad son, Cade, for company.
In 2002, the Austin, Texas, resident dipped into her savings to convert her passion for fashion into a...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:54 AM
"Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish will be at the Foreign Exchange clothing shop at the Irvine Spectrum on Saturday.
Parrish will host the celebrity shopping event, posing for pictures, picking out her favorite pieces from the shop's collections...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:53 AM
"We like to think of ourselves as your best professional girlfriend that you can trust to tell you the truth at all times," says Lisa Marmorino.
The glamorous platinum blond executive stylist, who cut her teeth in the fashion world earlier in her career...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Every year about this time, when the school session is still young, administrators, parents and students reengage in the age-old battle over what is and isn't appropriate clothing.
On school campuses, dress codes are brandished like sacred documents,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:42 PM
There are fashion shows and then there are fashion experiences that emphasize the creative aspect of an industry unknown to most people.
On Oct. 4, in the Designer Salon at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, some 35 Orange County women were invited to a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) launched its 2013/14 charitable lecture series in grand style this past week. Wolfram Koeppe, the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, graced the Oct. 15 Decorative Arts Society reception as the very...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:54 PM
A First World family feud and a lights-out epiphany in Central America resulted in two of this year's most talked-about launches at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, held each January in Las Vegas.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Donna Karan and Nordstrom South Coast Plaza invited some 40 fashionistas to an early holiday luncheon in the designer salon on the second floor of the mighty retailer.
The occasion was an exclusive preview of the pre-spring 2014 Karan collection....