Archive for December, 2007

Sage of Ages: Norma Kamali

As one of the few true iconoclasts in fashion, Norma Kamali has always been about doing it on her own–free of trend dictates, system conventions and peer mentality. She also continues to be one of the biggest knock-outs in fashion, as gorgeous as ever in looks and spirit.

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Combo Plates with Russian Dressing

Do we face our significant other looking for a mirror reflection of ourselves or optimistic desire of whom we might be? Photographer John Huck discovered the answer somewhere in between, after snapping portraits of more than 130 individuals identified by another half.

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With All the Trimmings

The best part of the season isn’t all the frosted spice cakes, or the bottomless bevies, or even the gifts. It’s the dressing up. Everyone’s willing to dig deeper into their closets and brave ornaments, er, accessories they’d fear the rest of the year.

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Walking Hard at the Coxy

With the release tonight of a very silly, very funny vid clip featuring John Legend, Will.I.Am, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5 and others rhapsodizing on the impact Dewey Cox has made in their lives, I’m reminded of the hysterical time we had last week on opening night of the mythical legend’s “Cox Across America Tour” at the Coxy, er, Roxy in Hollywood.

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Project Rami, Part Deux

This week's winning challenge on Project Runway included teammate Rami Kashou. The second half of my interview with the Los Angeles designer continues here.

Rose Apodaca: Fashion is hard. Or at the least the business of it is.

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Don’t Miss: The Brand Pharmacy

In a town that takes its dependency interventions like a rite of passage and its malls like a temple of worship, it’s only fitting that L.A. be the launching pad for The Brand Pharmacy, a temporary refuge for “retail therapy” going on now through December 9, with relief coming in the form of vacuum-packed bullet-proof corsages and gold-plated vibrators.
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