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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are. From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

The L.A. vintage shop that has the fashion world knocking on its door

Supreme may have transformed Fairfax Avenue into a global destination for streetwear, drawing lines of box-logo fanatics so long and unwavering that the brand recently had to institute a text-message paging system to better manage its ritualized Thursday “drops.” But some of the world’s most sought-after...

French luxury brands lead $678-million effort to restore Notre Dame after massive fire

France’s luxury-goods tycoons are among the country’s wealthiest individuals and companies to pledge at least 600 million euros ($678 million) to help in the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral a day after the Paris landmark was ravaged by fire. Kicking off a wave of donations in response to...

Actress Sofia Carson receives honors during the Los Angeles Ballet Gala

From onstage at Thursday’s Los Angeles Ballet Gala, honoree Sofia Carson held back tears as she spoke about how her mom took her hand at age 3 and walked her to her first ballet class. “I don’t remember a moment in my life when I wasn’t madly in love with dance,” said the Disney “Descendants” actress....

Disney CEO Bob Iger says people must ‘renounce and reject hate in all forms’

In his introduction of Bob Iger, an honoree at Wednesday’s National Tribute Dinner that benefited the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, movie executive Jeffrey Katzenberg praised the Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive for taking “the Disney story into its biggest, boldest...

Actress Kate del Castillo attends ‘La Reina del Sur’ season premiere event

Telemundo pulled out all the stops for the Tuesday world premiere of its über-popular show “La Reina del Sur,” starring the queen of all rebels, Kate del Castillo. The fast-paced series aired for one season nine years ago, but because of its immense ratings and fan devotion, the network decided...

Rodarte teams up with Universal Standard on size-inclusive capsule collection

Los Angeles fashion label Rodarte is continuing to have a busy and buzzy year, after showing its fall/winter 2019 collection in front of a star-studded crowd (not to mention on its home turf for the first time) in February and then dressing lead actress nominee Yalitza Aparicio in a seafoam one-shoulder...

Libertine to present L.A. runway show, Jimi Hendrix collaboration

Libertine is coming home. Los Angeles designer Johnson Hartig will be hosting a runway show in L.A. for the first time on April 26 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. “We’d been feeling bored with New York Fashion Week for a few seasons and started thinking about a year ago that we’d show our fall 2019...

Fred Segal returns to Malibu, looking both to the past and the future

Fred Segal has come full circle. A new Malibu store, which opened this weekend, is at 3900 Cross Creek Road, amid a cluster of retail spaces originally developed by Fred Segal himself between 1973 and 1980. From the front entrance, it is possible to look across the street to 3835 Cross Creek Road...

Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass and Paul F. Tompkins share stories at Young Literati event

At the Young Literati’s 11th Toast, which featured celebrity readings, comedian Paul F. Tompkins chose to read’s one-star reviews, which pronounced “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and other classics as boring,...

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20 Apr 2019 03:00

For Libertine designer Johnson Hartig, it’s time to come home

<p>When word went out earlier this month that Libertine would present its fall 2019 collection in Los Angeles, the media narrative seemed all but pre-written.</p> <p>The iconoclastic label, known for repurposing vintage into crystal-embellished works of art, is joining a flurry of fashion houses that have...</p>

19 Apr 2019 10:00

Dries Van Noten&apos;s Vernor Panton prints are making waves this season

<p>By now, you’ve likely been seeing the multicolor waves of spring worn by your favorite celebrities, athletes and influencers. This print of the season, which has popped up in numerous social media posts, is courtesy of Belgian designer Dries Van Noten.</p> <p>Adam Levine wore the waves during this year’s...</p>

19 Apr 2019 08:05

Busy Philipps is throwing a party. You’re invited

<p>On a recent Friday afternoon, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Busy Philipps</a> sat by the window of a Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood, dressed in an orange crop top, orange skirt and a jean jacket, her back to the sidewalk as a steady stream of passersby slowed to catch a glimpse of the actress and late-night talk-show host.</p>...

18 Apr 2019 09:00

A Parisian pop-up, lab-grown diamonds and 18 limited-edition hobo bags

<p>A spot of Parisian elegance arrived in Culver City earlier this month with the opening of a pop-up shop from fashion brand <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rouje</a> Paris. Founded in 2016 by influencer, model and “It” girl <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jeanne Damas</a>, the French brand is known for its breezy dresses, basket-style bags and matte lip colors.</p> <p>Damas...</p>