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  • Schmuck and the City

    By Nikki Tabibian

    August 13, 2014 | 11:57 am

         During my first months on the East Coast, snowfall, rain and hail hit The City, while a storm of vexing questions plagued my frozen suburban mind:

         How many layers are too many?
         Would it be appropriate to wear a hijab to fight off a 30-degree chill? 
         Where...

  • Melissa Rivers’ business of guilty pleasures

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    February 18, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Eighteen years ago, Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, had an idea: Red carpet entrances at awards ceremonies could be as exciting as the event itself. Melissa would play the “straight man” role, while Joan made snarky comments about the best and worst attire worn by actors,...

  • Stylist claims Drake owes him $70k

    August 27, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Drake’s smooth look doesn’t come cheap — especially if you’re the one dressing him.

    According to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Canadian rapper owes former stylist Michael Raphael over $70,000 in fees and expenses, the New York Daily News reports.

    Last summer...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 31, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Bar Refaeli (26) is an international model, often referred to as the most beautiful Israeli creations nowadays. Refaeli's modeling career started at the age of 8 months, when baby Bar starred in a commercial. At the age of 15, she appeared in campaigns for the Israeli fashion...

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  • Breaking with all black, some Chabad men pushing fashion boundaries

    May 7, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Yosel Tiefenbrun looked in the mirror and he liked what he saw.

    The 23-year-old Chabad rabbi and apprentice at Maurice Sedwell, a bespoke tailor's shop on London's Savile Row, was wearing a vintage double-breasted jacket with gold buttons, tasseled Barker shoes, a claret bow tie...

  • An Israeli flair for fashion

    February 20, 2013 | 8:44 am

    With a staggering array of fashions from everyone and everywhere to choose from, why should American women buy clothes made by Israeli designers?

    To support the Jewish state, sure. But more likely for the quality, the flattering fit, the colors, the size range and the reasonable...

  • Navigating the dating world: Women in the meet market

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    Women over 50 who are determined to settle down without settling can think of Marcy Miller’s memoir, “Rebooting in Beverly Hills: A Wise and Wild Path for Navigating the Dating World” (Bancroft Press, $22.95) as a sort of boot camp. 

    The willowy attorney and jewelry designer,...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, IDF Former Chief of Staff, Dies at 68

    Former Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, died this Thursday after a long battle with cancer, at age 68. He was a significant figure in Israeli history, and will be remembered as a kind, one of a...

  • Dressed for Success

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 26, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Although the Los Angeles fashion industry is often associated with the most recent designer jean craze, pricey T-shirts and swimwear, stalwart brand Belldini is still going strong after several decades for a number of reasons. One of them is that even the trendiest L.A. career...

  • Remembering Vidal Sassoon

    June 19, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    It was only a few weeks ago that I was sitting with Vidal Sassoon in the living room of his sprawling Bel Air home. It was a chilly early evening and we warmed ourselves by the heat of the fire that was roaring in the fireplace.  We were drinking green tea – it was always green tea...

  • The unconventional dress

    May 15, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    After Talya Ilovitz (née Strauss) got engaged, the hunt for a dress for her Orthodox wedding felt endless. She never imagined her best option would be a sleeveless white cocktail dress a few sizes too big. But after searching widely, every other possibility was either too expensive...

  • Celebrity stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

    May 9, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, has died.

    Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84. He had been battling leukemia, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    In 1982, he...

  • To everything —  even your colors —  there is a season

    April 4, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    Spending five hours discussing your clothing, colors and style preferences may seem like a nightmare to some. But it’s all in a day’s work for Wendy Lehmann, a veteran professional image consultant from England who lends her passion for fashion to remaking your look in Israel....

  • Can Tel Aviv become a center for fashion?

    November 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    For Israeli fashionistas, last week’s inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion Week proved what they’ve known for years: Israeli fashion is creative, current and worthy of worldwide attention—and, hopefully, sales.

    “I wanted to help my business and help my country,” said organizer Ofir...

  • Roberto Cavalli and Noa Tishby attend inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion Week

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 22, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Last Sunday night, the inaugural Tel Aviv Fashion week began in Ramat Gan with special guest designer Roberto Cavalli

    The brainchild of Moti Reif and Ofir Lev, the event was attended by “Israeli fashion designers, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, [“In Treatment” producer and] actress...

  • Arab spring comes with bikinis

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 11:12 am

    Huda Naccache spurred the “Arab bikini revolution” by being the Israeli Arab model with the least amount of clothing ever to be featured on the front page of a magazine, according to AFP.  The 22-year-old model from Haifa graced the cover of Lilac magazine as part of her campaign...

  • For downtown’s Persian Jews, work plus worship equals success

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 26, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Fast-paced techno dance music blasts through Chikas, a retail clothing store off Santee Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District, which many call the Garment District. Robert Mahgerefteh, the store’s owner, helps the dozen or so young women looking for great...

  • Turning a Shopping Addiction into Income

    By Annie Korzen

    October 19, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    My name is Annie and I’m a shopaholic.  Years ago, I was at a dinner party in New York and I was talking to Garrison Keillor’s then-wife, who was Danish.  She told me how insulted she was that her new American friends invited her to go shopping.  “Shopping? Why? Is there...

  • Hugo Boss apologizes for its forced labor under Nazis

    September 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    The German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized for mistreating forced labor at a uniform factory during World War II.

    Revelations about how company founder Hugo Boss employed forced workers at his clothing factory, which was contracted to make Nazi uniforms, have appeared in a...

  • ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Lives at Intersection of Science, Religion [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    On a recent afternoon, Mayim Bialik, having finished rehearsing a scene for “The Big Bang Theory” — the CBS comedy about a clique of uber-geeks that premieres its fifth season this week — had retired to her dressing room for a bit of Talmud study and to begin planning her...

  • Fashion & Beauty: Highlighting the hottest local Israeli designers

    September 16, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    Some of the top names in fashion today are Jewish: Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors. And that’s just the Ks on what is a long list of designers who have shaped the American fashion industry since its beginnings in the textile factories of New York, Boston,...

  • Gypsy 05

    By  Orit Arfa

    September 16, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    Inside the waiting area of Gypsy05’s solar-powered plant in downtown L.A., walls are decorated with brightly colored dresses and T-shirts alongside decorative hamsas, fashion magazine clippings, a “blessing of the business” in Hebrew, a picture of the Rebbe and certificates of...

  • Tal Sheyn

    By Rachel Heller

    September 16, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Tal Sheyn likes to say she built her fashion career “from Z to A.”

    “I didn’t start out with a business plan or any kind of marketing strategy,” Sheyn said. “Instead, I got all these clients, and I had to very quickly figure the rest out.”

    Clearly, she succeeded —...

  • Dina Bar-El

    September 16, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    If you’ve seen Kate Hudson’s stunning yellow gown in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,”  then you are already acquainted with the work of Los Angeles-based Israeli designer Dina Bar-El.

    Although Hudson’s gown is Bar-El’s major claim to fame, her repertoire does not end...

  • YMI

    September 16, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    David Vered’s jeans are his daughter’s jeans.

    The Israeli native co-founded YMI Jeanswear in 2000, specializing in junior denim. His 12-year-old daughter is now part of his target client base.

    YMI is a take on the phrase “Why am I ...?” As a junior brand, the company...

  • Design yourself

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 16, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    I was inspired to create a fashion issue because I look at personal style as a shortcut to becoming whoever I want to be. Often, when I stand in front of my closet, I think to myself, “Who do I want to be today? What do I want to convey to the world?”

    Sometimes I want to be fun...

  • The skin under skinny jeans

    September 16, 2011 | 2:33 pm

    Those once-coveted outfits in your closet now elicit sighs of “I have nothing to wear” as last year’s trends take their inevitable plunge. While you’re hunting for the hottest fall fashions this month, remember also to invest in what will never go out of style: soft skin,...

  • Iranian American Simin has a passion for fashion

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 14, 2011 | 11:32 am

    The bells at the door tinkle, and the fashion designer Simin jumps up from a velvet bench and politely excuses herself.

    “My next fitting is here,” she says, promising to return to her life story a little later.

    Outside her 4,000-square-foot Robertson Boulevard studio, a leggy...

  • Bargain Sites: Not Your Mother’s Coupons

    By Annie Korzen

    September 12, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    So many coupon sites and mommieblogs are restricted to small stuff like supermarket mac ‘n cheese, diapers, and pet food.  There are more substantial savings to be found if one knows where to look.  Here are just two examples.

    www.Dealcatcher.com  They point you to online...

  • How Much Does it Cost to Hate Jews?  For John Galliano, it’s $8500.00

    By Ilana Angel

    September 8, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Designer John Galliano finally had his day in court.  By “day”, of course I mean a whopping 6 minutes.  Galliano lost his job at Dior after he was caught on tape in a drunken stupor, bashing Jews, and today he was found guilty of “public insults toward persons on the basis of...

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