Finding Enchantment in Sedona Aug21

Finding Enchantment ...

Shaping Up at Enchantment in Sedona, Arizona Heavenly Hikes in the Red Rocks, Nearly Non-Stop Exercise and a Light Diet to Prepare for Fall     If the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona look familiar to theme-park goers, that’s because the legendary Walt Disney envisioned his...

Fall Winter 2013 Haute Couture Collections

Notes from the Paris Haute Couture Collections – Fall/Winter 2013     The June 30-July 4 haute couture offerings for fall winter 2013 proved to be well worth the trip to Paris. Aside from the beautiful collections from the established houses, some relative newcomers attracted some serious attention. Best of all, two of the great names – Christian Lacroix and Elsa Schiaparelli – returned in brilliant, innovative style. For extended party coverage, click here to find my Society News LA story about the Paris scene. To read my Los Angeles Times stories about the individual shows, click on these designer names...

Paris Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Five Days at the Paris Haute Couture:   Of All the Breathtaking Fashions, Which  Will Wind Up on Oscar’s Red Carpet?   Considering the ever-increasing importance of Oscar’s red carpet, and the scary-to-the-stars proliferation of best and worst-dressed lists, the haute couture shows surely offer the ultimate picking grounds for anyone else heading for this month’s Academy Awards. These made-in-Paris confections, designated haute couture, feature intricate handwork, the most elegant fabrics, precision tailoring for a perfect fit and unique – and often exotic – embellishments. This season, for example, On...

REDCAT Nowfest Aug17

REDCAT Nowfest

REDCAT NOWfest Original Works to Follow a Brilliant Sandra Bernhard    Known for its experimental programming, REDCAT is set to begin its NOWfest 2011 of new original works Sept. 8, scheduled to run through September 24 and include eight new works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and...