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Meet Greg Beauchamp: The Venice-Based Artist Suing Martha Stewart

Posted August 17, 2011 | 20:38:11 (EST)

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By Style Section L.A.

Given the time Martha Stewart has spent not dropping the soap, one would assume that her employees were properly primed on avoiding legal situations.

Apparently, one would assume wrong.

Yesterday, Venice-based artist...

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Target's Latest Clothing Ad Plays Proper Homage to Downtown L.A.; Time Magazine Does Not (Video)

Posted August 5, 2011 | 14:05:24 (EST)

By Style Section L.A.


According to a recent Time magazine article about the renaissance of downtown L.A., the reason why people go out in that part of town is because of L.A. Live.

Uh, really?

The writer claims people are saying that the neon-light...

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Ready, Set, Shop: L.A.'s 5 Newest Fashion and Beauty Spots

Posted July 28, 2011 | 16:33:44 (EST)

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Space NK store, courtesy of Space NK.

Bored of shopping the same old stores? Here are a few of L.A.'s freshest retail spots -- lovingly curated by the staff of Style Section L.A.

Space NK

Space NK is the...

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California's New E-Commerce Tax: A Fashion Blogger's Foe

Posted July 8, 2011 | 00:53:40 (EST)

From Style Section L.A.

In case you haven't heard, online purchases are about to get pricier. Last Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed off on legislation that taxes every on-line purchase made in California -- whether or not the web seller has a brick-and-mortar store in the...

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L.A. Scares the "Crap" Out of Emma Watson

Posted July 5, 2011 | 20:05:01 (EST)

L.A.'s not so very scary, Hermione. Pretty Harry Potter actress Emma Watson obviously hasn't spent enough time in L.A. to know that this city isn't all corny power agents and Botox queens. The 22-year-old Brit recently said in UK Harper's Bazaar:

L.A. scares the crap out of me....
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Side Swiped: Why You'll Be Abandoning Your Middle Part This Summer

Posted June 29, 2011 | 11:15:35 (EST)

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It's summer in L.A. and we're itching to channel the boho spirit as much as the next neurotically SPF-covered girl. But one hippie hallmark we'll be dispensing with this season is the middle part.

Why? Because we're not 12 years old or Kate...

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LA's Ten Newest Boutiques Include a Mix of Heavyweight and Far-flung Brands

Posted December 15, 2010 | 17:09:38 (EST)

L.A. isn't the most obvious fashion capital in terms of designer duds, but brands from all over the globe regularly skip over N.Y.C. to open their first Stateside shops in sunny SoCal. Why? The rent is cheaper and the spaces are bigger, noted British jeweler Stephen Webster, who opened his...

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Six Pairs of Gloves and Mittens Perfect for Texting

Posted December 6, 2010 | 16:37:53 (EST)

By Mary Frances Van Dyke, Style Section L.A.

As temperatures begin to fall, it's time to bust out your favorite cold weather accoutrement. And gloves are an especially fun way to winterize your outfit for the slightly chilly days in Southern California. There's just one minor problem...

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Conan O'Brien Wears 'Jeggings' to Break in His New Show

Posted December 3, 2010 | 17:28:33 (EST)

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By Emili Vesilind, Style Section L.A.

Just when we thought Conan O'Brien's wicked humor may have been neutered by the stiff celebrity showcase that is The Tonight Show, the flame-haired host goes and dons jeggings -- yes, those scary leggings with...

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Iconic Costume Designer Edith Head Comes Alive in a One-Woman Play

Posted October 20, 2010 | 18:24:33 (EST)

By Caitlin Monaghan

There are few things that film buffs and fashion fiends wouldn't do for the chance to converse with legendary Hollywood costume designer Edith Head, who dressed the silent film stars of the 1920s, defined the dress of the Hitchcock blondes, turned Audrey Hepburn into a princess and...

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The Filipino Fashion Club: Cameron Silver and Monique Lhuillier's Informal Lunch Bunch

Posted October 11, 2010 | 14:40:13 (EST)

By Erin Weinger, photos by Kiino Villand for Style Section L.A. (kiinovilland.com)


A few weeks back, on a perfect Los Angeles day, a food truck parked in a West Hollywood alley at the height of lunch time. And as most food trucks at lunch...

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E! Reality Show The Spin Crowd Shows Publicist Forcing Employee to Plump Lips

Posted August 23, 2010 | 21:28:22 (EST)

By Erin Weinger

Both television and society reached a new low last night with the series premiere of The Spin Crowd, an E! reality program that delves into the world of celebrity public relations and product placement.

The show follows publicist Jonathan Chebon as he and his team put self...

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VIDEO: Comedian Drew Droege's Latest Chloe Sevigny Spoof Targets Los Angeles

Posted August 10, 2010 | 18:53:20 (EST)

  • Make a nectarine dessert--and gift it to Taryn Manning.
  • Repeal Beaujolais Nouveau.
  • Take a bikram yoga class wearing a fitness bra by Imitation of Christ, kulats by Danskin and goldenrod Havaianas.


If you've kept up with the season's viral video hits, you'd recognize these from Chloe...

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Target Depends on Gay Designers for Fashion Cred, Yet Gives Money to Anti-Gay Candidates -- We Call Foul

Posted August 4, 2010 | 05:43:42 (EST)

By Andrew Harmon

If you typed "gay" into Google News last Wednesday you got a doozy in subsequent search results: Target has donated a cool $150,000 to a Minnesota campaign aiding state Rep. Tom Emmer in his quest to become another homophobic governor. This in a state otherwise...

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Planning a Weekend in Napa Valley? Read Rochelle Gores Fredston's Packing Tips Before You Go

Posted August 2, 2010 | 12:10:05 (EST)

Rochelle Gores Fredston knows her Napa. The 28-year-old founder, creative director and CEO of Arcade Boutique in West Hollywood has been frequenting wine country for the past three years with her now husband, hedge fund manager David Fredston. "We're very big wine people," she says. And as such,...

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L.A. Fashion Designer Corey Lynn Calter Launches a Blog

Posted July 29, 2010 | 18:35:38 (EST)

We love Corey Lynn Calter. So much so that we photographed her modern art-filled, East Hollywood Hills pad last February. And now the designer's grown up, yet girly aesthetic can be found on her new blog,

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Street Style: The California Design Biennial Opening (PHOTOS)

Posted July 22, 2010 | 13:18:19 (EST)

"It's been fun to watch the fashion," said a woman named Sandy, one of the many guests of last Saturday evening's opening of the California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. As Sandy sat on the museum terrace, whiskey in hand, watching the parade of good dress...

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Kate Bosworth, Serena Williams and Rachel Zoe Celebrate Burberry Beauty in Beverly Hills

Posted July 16, 2010 | 15:29:26 (EST)

Yesterday, on a long-awaited balmy Los Angeles day, Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey hosted a classic English Tea at an Ivy-covered estate in Beverly Hills. The cute-as-a-button Brit had flown into town on a one day jaunt to celebrate the brand's very first beauty line, which launched at Nordstrom...

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

Posted July 9, 2010 | 14:06:50 (EST)

It used to be that there were two types of sunglasses: those that Mary-Kate would wear, and those that she would not. Looking for a pair these days does not entail lemming purchases. Sunglass styles are all over the map -- some vintage-inspired, others not. Here are our favorites for...

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