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Tibi Designer: Fur IN, Studs & Chains OUT for Fall

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

Amy Smilovic, the founder and designer of the popular contemporary line Tibi, knows what she likes. Smilovic has a keen sense of which trends to embrace and what she wants to see die.

E-Commerce Clones: The Group Buying Case

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

To be honest, I don't see much differentiation between group buying businesses. In fact, I'll make the bold claim to say that these businesses are exact clones of each other.

Gossip Gram: Celebrity Hair Trends

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roseanne Colletti

Ever wonder how celebs manage to pull off perfect hair ALL the time, even in the midst of the summer humidity? Watch this segment of Gossip Gram, and...

Five Pairs of Sunglasses That Are Perfect for LA (PHOTOS)

Style Section L.A. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

Here are our favorites for the summer -- plus a few oddities that we dare someone to wear to Barnsdall on Friday.

Love What You Have

Stella Ellis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stella Ellis

Life goes by fast, so now is the time to start living your life to the fullest. Don't wait until you're a certain size to lead a happy, productive life! No more waiting--live now.

4 Bad 90's Trends We Did Not Expect to See Back so Soon

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

We definitely regret some of our '90s garb, but a few of these trends are back (and a bit more flattering?). And dare we say, some of these trends are kind of growing on us.

Intermix's Fashion Director on How to Dress to Beat the Heat

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

We recently caught up with the busy new mom to chat about fall trends, maternity dressing, clothes to help stave off the summer heat and how eBay has become one of her favorite spots for antiquing.

Bartending Straight Up

Karl Kozel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karl Kozel

It used to be that a good bartender was someone who listened, ran the bar, created the mood...and now, there are the dwindling few who actually know how to tend a bar.

Why Purple Will Be the New Blue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marian Salzman

Simple dichotomies such as red and blue are behind us. Purple clothing may come and go, but I believe purple as a state of mind is here to stay.

The Trend Within: Yoga Revolution

Mastin Kipp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

It's becoming trendy to be positive, to do down dog at least once or twice a week and to use words like "karma," "intention" and "projecting" in the same sentence. And all this is great!

Trend of the Times: Reporters Tapping Into Social Media for Content

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arielle Ford

With the boom of social media, when journalists need to take the pulse of the city, they only need to go as far as their keyboard for research, content, and resources.

Christopher Zedano's Lush Visuals (WITH PHOTOS)

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Caroline Hagood

Peruvian photographer Christopher Zedano has been sharing his particular vision with New York City since 2002. He recently completed a series of ima...

High-End Prostitution: How 'Dirty Money' Complicates Notions of Women's Agency

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Fretté

We know that prostitution will probably never go away -- and some women freely choose this option, derive great satisfaction from it, and feel significantly empowered by what they do. Are they wrong?

Corsets: The External Hourglass

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Juliette Fretté

Without a doubt, women are well versed in contemporary grooming mythology and know firsthand how attaining appeal can be both easy and difficult -- joyful or painful.

Talking What Women Want With the High Priestess of Marketing to Women

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chauncey Zalkin

At a conference called RethinkHer in Barcelona and I had a long chat with Marti Barletta , arguably the queen of marketing to women. I asked her to come up with some market opportunities out there that are being neglected.

Full of Grace

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chauncey Zalkin

There's something lost and something gained in every generation. I'd take autonomy and freedom of expression any day.

4 Spring Trends To Try (In Small Doses, And Not All Together)

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

Banish the Winter blahs with a head-start on Spring style. Peep-toe booties, feathers and other Spring trends you should know about.

Pilot Season: Trying to Figure Out TV's Next Big Hit

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

Could we have predicted that Glee or Modern Family would be hits? Maybe, maybe not. Do people want to see the macro themes of our culture on TV, or are they just looking for escapism?

Twitter's "Local Trends" Feature Snubs Denver

Ef Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ef Rodriguez

Last week, Twitter launched a feature called Local Trends to 1% of users. The new feature lets users select a location to see which topics are most popular among the people in that area.

Women Swap Frilly And Feminine For Tough | RUTH LA FERLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If the old ideal of sexiness was the shoulder-baring voluptuousness of Scarlett Johansson, the new sexy is the European fashion editor Carine Roitfeld...

New York Was the Internet

David Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Dixon

After returning to LA after a long visit to Manhattan, I pondered what about New York had changed since the time that I lived there for almost a decade in the 1990s. The answer is a lot.

Top Green Consumer Trends for 2009: Which Predictions Came True?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

At the end of last year, our friends at The Fresh Ideas Group went out on a limb with some public predictions about how Americans would act in 2009. As the year winds down, let's see how they did.

Trends for the Next Era

Jane Buckingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jane Buckingham

Oh, to have a crystal ball and know where we'll all be five years from now. It's certainly a lot easier to predict the hot nail color for spring.

Not In Love With New Anymore

Schuyler Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Neophilia is in itself a new word. It was popularized around 1999 in techie and sci-fi subcultures to describe the trait of being enthralled by all things novel.

The Bon Appétit Foodist Predicts 2010: The Year of Vermouth

Andrew Knowlton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrew Knowlton

Once an essential ingredient in over half the cocktails known prior to World War I, the old-school aperitif and bartending staple is now back and better than ever. Here are a few delicious ways to enjoy vermouth.