Orry-Kelly: The Oscar award winning designer of Hollywood's golden era

"In Gypsy (1962), petite actress Natalie Wood was made to look tall and shapely using vertical beading and paddin"
09 Aug 2015
"Hell must be filled with beautiful women and no mirrors."   So wrote Orry-Kelly, one of the great costume designers of Hollywood's golden era, and the man behind its leading female stars: Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman,...

Get the holiday makeup look

YouTube beauty hit Nikkie Tutorials caused an online sensation with her video "The Power of MAKEUP!" - 2015 INSTAGRAM
03 Aug 2015
FROM perfect surf to rolling vineyards and some of the hottest nightspots in the US, California has it all. If you're heading to LA or its surroundings this summer, then here's what you're going to need to get your makeup look...

Actress Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from croc bag

A $129,000 crocodile-skin Hermes "Birkin" bag is pictured on June 21, 2007 
29 Jul 2015
Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked Hermes to remove her name from one of the luxury goods maker's best-selling bags due to what she called "cruel" crocodile farming and slaughtering practices.   "I have asked...

Barbie gets a makeover from 13 fashion designers

Barbie - thirteen dolls will have been given makeovers by fashion designers and be on exhibit in Paris in September.
26 Jul 2015
Mattel's iconic doll will be the star of an exhibit in a private mansion, Le Molière, in Paris on September 26 and 27. Thirteen dolls will have been given makeovers by fashion designers and ten others immortalized by Studio Harcourt...

Rihanna announces newest fragrance 'RiRi'

Rihanna arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, on May 5, 2015
24 Jul 2015
Singer Rihanna took to Instagram to announce that her latest fragrance is to be called RiRi. The fragrance is "coming soon," she revealed, accompanying a publicity image in which the star is pictured in pink gloves and pearls...

High-tops and high fashion: How sneakers rose from street to chic

A visitor photographs an Air Jordan I during a preview for 'The Rise of the Sneaker Culture' exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 8, 2015.
20 Jul 2015
Has any garment enjoyed a more impressive rise than the once-humble sneaker? From fitness shoe to high-fashion staple, the sneaker's ascent reflects some of the most significant pop-culture developments of the last few decades -- from...

From clean-cut to rock, New York wraps up first menswear fashion week

US actors Ben Stiller (L) and Owen Wilson present creations for Valentino during the 2015-2016 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France
19 Jul 2015
New York's debut fashion week for menswear wrapped up on Thursday after four days of catwalk shows and presentations of designers' offerings for next spring.   Ralph Lauren was among the last to present his Polo line for...

Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

singer Katy Perry
17 Jul 2015
Katy Perry has bagged herself another major fashion campaign—this time as the festive face of H&M.   The US pop star has been revealed as the star of the store’s 2015 holiday campaign and is set to feature in a global...

World’s best-dressed nations -- and how to fit in

10 Jul 2015
First impressions count. That, no doubt, is why few first dates take place in lederhosen.  For the traditional Germans among us, no offense intended. But there's something about a sharply cut suit, or a well-matched sweater-pant...

Lena Hoschek opens Berlin Fashion Week with Provence-inspired line

Models present creations by Lena Hoschek at Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 in Berlin, Germany, July 7, 2015.
08 Jul 2015
Berlin Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday with Austrian designer Lena Hoschek presenting a spring/summer 2016 collection inspired by an old patterned fabric she once found in Provence.   Models strutted down the catwalk in over the...