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Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Gemma Kahng

Fade to black. The lights went dark under The Big White Tent to mark the start of Gemma Kahng’s haute couture collection as Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 rounded out its last night. The evening benefited Fashion Group International Palm Springs.
2015.03.29 10:38 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Michael Costello Trunk Show

Michael Costello held court as Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s reigning king of couture, inviting the public to get up close and personal at his special trunk show March 26.
2015.03.28 09:59 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

The premier couture collections from students attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising was an expression of their appreciation for the FIDM program and owning their personal creative perspectives.
2015.03.27 10:36 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: Michael Costello Couture Presents

Palm Springs native Michael Costello introduced his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection to the hometown crowd at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo on March 25.
2015.03.26 10:20 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: Project Runway Trunk Show

The Project Runway Trunk Show under the Big White Tent marks one of the top experiences at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo featuring designers Michelle Lesniak, Dom Streater, Patricia Michaels, and Daniel Esquivel.
2015.03.26 08:51 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo: The Stars of Project Runway

"The Stars of Project Runway" shined bright Tuesday night under The Big White Tent, showcasing their creative artistry designed exclusively for Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo.
2015.03.25 09:27 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: El Paseo Rocks

With well-known keyboardist Rami Jaffee and his all-star cover band, Bitch, providing a musical background that enlivened the room, the Shops on El Paseo rocked Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2015.03.24 09:31 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: Le Chien

Every dog has his day, and that day was March 22 at Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015’s Le Chien. The event highlighted some of the cutest creatures swathed in canine couture ever to take the stage.
2015.03.23 11:11 AM

Fashion Week El Paseo 2015: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo 2015 came to life with the commencement of its 10th Anniversary opening celebration March 21 under The Big White Tent in the heart of the desert’s most illustrious shopping district, El Paseo.
2015.03.22 11:19 AM

Astrella, Musical T's Mix Luxury, Technology in Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo Show

Astrella Leitch's collection of luxury T-shirts with iconic album imagery and musical delighters will be on display when Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo opens March 21 for eight straight nights of fashionista frivolity.
2015.03.20 07:00 AM

Kevan Hall Makes Return to Saxony Group Fashion Week EL Paseo

Kevan Hall, who is part of a group of designers that shaped Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo into one of the top fashion shows in the country, returns to the desert to showcase his ladies line of golf outfits.
2015.03.18 08:47 AM

Dressing for Fashion Week: Part 4 (Time for Action)

Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein gives you a variety of inspirational sources when it comes to picking the outfit to wear to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo on opening night, March 21.
2015.03.15 07:00 AM

Dressing for Fashion Week: Part 3 (Shop Your Closet)

Wonder if what is in your closet is appropriate to wear to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo? Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein says yes and tells you why.
2015.03.14 07:00 AM

Dressing for Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo: Part 2 (Get Organized)

Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein gives you a variety of inspirational sources when it comes to picking the outfit to wear to Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo on opening night, March 21.
2015.03.13 07:00 AM

Dressing for Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo: Part 1 (Get Ready)

How to dress for Saxony Group Fashion Week El Paseo? Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein breaks it down into four parts, starting with embracing fashion and having fun in Part One.
2015.03.12 02:03 PM

Interior Designers Meet Scott Kravet of Kravet Textiles at Egg & Dart - Mar. 9, 2015

The designers were thrilled to get a private preview of the newest 2015 collections from Jonathan Adler, Mulberry, Brunschwig & Fils, Suzanne Kasler as well as Kravet’s Couture Collection.
2015.03.12 01:19 PM

Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Desert hosts EILEEN FISHER Tipster Event - Mar. 7, 2015

The program included EILEEN FISHER Tipsters Ali Brooks and Donna Dodd presenting 27 runway looks and 5 “tipster” picks commented on by guest tipsters Donna Dunn and Susan Stein.
2015.03.12 06:59 AM

Flow Modern Hosts Soukie Modern At A Pop Up Party - Mar. 7, 2015

The new line, featuring handcrafted Moroccan home goods, rugs, blankets, and pillows, is the brainchild of Moroccan-born Taib Lotfi and part-time Palm Springs resident and entrepreneur Kenya Knight.
2015.03.10 03:08 PM

Grayse Launches Birthday Soiree Nights - Feb. 18, 2015

The party, celebrating all their customers born in February, featured an informal fashion show, an open air photo booth with a backdrop filled with silver and white balloons, and a performance by a Nashville recording star who serenaded the hundred guests under the moonlight.
2015.03.10 07:07 AM

Wink Lash and Beauty Bar and Just Blow Drys kick off Fashion Week - Feb. 25, 2015

Wink Lash & Beauty Bar and Just Blow Drys offered a sublime pampering experience to dozens of attendees who enjoyed complimentary services while sampling fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
2015.03.09 07:31 AM

The Shops on El Paseo Ironwood Treasure Hunt - Mar. 4, 2015

The ladies of Ironwood Country Club gathered at The Shops on El Paseo on Wednesday, March 4th to celebrate the Coyote Classic 5th Annual Ladies Night Out.
2015.03.06 03:58 PM

Soukie Modern Unveils Handcrafted Moroccan Home Goods at Pop-up Party

Los Angeles modeling head Kenya Knight has teamed up with co-founder Taib Lofti to preview Soukie Modern, the tandem's line of vintage Moroccan rugs, wedding blankets, pillows, and more at its Pop-up Party March 7 in Palm Springs.
2015.03.04 05:00 PM

Passion for Fashion

It’s that time of the year again, when Palm Desert transforms into an exciting fashion mecca, stormed by stylish shoppers, designers, and trendsetters.
2015.02.27 03:06 PM

(Not) Just Dandy

Born with impeccable style, fashionisto Patrick McDonald became famous when photographer Bill Cunningham began splashing photos of him across The New York Times Style pages.
2015.02.27 03:05 PM

Heavenly Creatures

Whimsical florals and feminine flair find a romantic fashion revival this spring.
2015.02.27 03:05 PM

Fifty Shades Of Grey

The juicy trilogy and movie coming out in February inspire us to dress (or undress) the part. Here’s a list of stores that carry items to woo your valentine.
2015.02.13 07:00 AM

Mod About Style

Current ensembles pay homage to midcentury design with clean cuts and bold, vibrant prints.
2015.01.30 08:32 AM

The Revolution Heads Uptown

With the Palm Springs renaissance in full swing, it’s no surprise that the Uptown Design District has blossomed into a thriving community of shops, restaurants, and bars.
2015.01.30 08:32 AM

Red Carpet Ready

Find the perfect dress for this glamorous awards season.
2015.01.16 07:00 AM

If the Shoe Fits

Seeking inspiration in everything from tango dreams to world travel to a trip to the market, Palm Springs custom footwear designer Debra Hovel finds materials in the most unexpected places.
2014.12.31 09:14 AM

Getaway Guy

Winter resort style embodies casual elegance for men on the go in the Greater Palm Springs area.
2014.12.31 09:14 AM

Dining in a Winter Wonderland

Palm Springs' Lori Tiedeman, an interior designer for more than 30 years, tells us how to bring the holiday magic to our own homes.
2014.12.08 09:52 AM

Santa Baby

Here are Him and Her holiday gift suggestions to reward your significant other for being so nice (or naughty) with a sweet something under the tree.
2014.12.08 09:31 AM

Share the Cheer

Start your holiday retail therapy on Black Friday in the Coachella Valley with extended store hours, knockout discounts, and stellar sales. Here’s where to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — and help others at the same time.
2014.11.14 10:03 AM

What’s Old Is New

An upscale consignment boutique in Palm Desert is a dream setting for ladies who love high fashion.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Carry the Cause

A unisex boutique in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District lends help to local teenagers in distress.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Blue Tie

A colorful take on cocktail attire breathes new life into classic evening wear.
2014.10.31 08:44 AM

Palm Springs Vintage Market is Midcentury Mecca

The Palm Springs Vintage Market gives mid-modern design and décor buffs another reason to visit downtown the first Sunday of each month during the season to find awesome retro finds.
2014.10.27 10:01 AM

Mod Options

While Palm Springs may be the epicenter of midcentury architecture — Perez Road in nearby Cathedral City beckons with its own set of treasures.
2014.10.01 09:33 AM

40 Under Forty: Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy began his interior design firm 10 years ago and has expanded nationwide with new projects and exciting ventures on the horizon.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Greg Rubino

Greg Rubino arrived in the desert nine years ago to open the Classic Club as its director of golf, assuming the position of general manager within the first year.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Erin Scott

Erin Scott is definitely making a name for herself as director of business development for Integrated Wealth Management, and with valley causes.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

40 Under Forty: Christine Stein

Christine Stein knows how to make jewelry shine as the community relations and marketing director for Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Who What Wares

Five new shops in the Coachella Valley will impact the way you dress and decorate your home.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Far-Out Fashion

Modern sartorial trends pay a nod to the 1970s, from vibrant maxi dresses and flower prints to funky platforms and — yes! — Birkenstocks.
2014.10.01 06:56 AM

Whole Foods Palm Desert Marks Entrance into Coachella Valley

Sharing the joy and love of food became a reality for Whole Foods Palm Desert, which opened its doors Sept. 24.
2014.09.30 09:13 AM

Visionary - Todd Blue

Workforce Excellence Visionary - “We have been able to attract and hire incredible talent,” he says. “They are passionate about our community and it shows in their desire to work.”
2014.09.26 09:29 AM

Visionary - Shaun Murphy

Workforce Excellence Visionary - SBEMP provides litigation and transactional services — “the full spectrum of the local economy, including business, commercial, and personal injury,” Murphy says.
2014.09.22 03:28 PM

Visionary - Keith McCormick

Workforce Excellence Visionary - McCormick is president of Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions, a collector car auction and classic car dealership. “We moved here in 1981 from Blackpool, England.
2014.09.22 03:12 PM

Elements of Style

From complete closet makeovers to special events styling, Leslie Christen shares her tips for becoming more style savvy.
2014.09.02 06:25 AM

Bark, Bath & Beyond

You dress, dine, and sleep in style — and so should your pet. From such summer necessities as a life jacket and an outdoor bed to party-appropriate vests and collars, these local pet boutiques have your furry friends covered.
2014.07.29 12:18 PM

Rocket Fizz Offers Blast From the Past Candy, Soda

Rocket Fizz has moved to downtown Palm Springs,recreatings the candy store once the epicenter of every child’s sweet dreams.
2014.07.29 12:15 PM

Christopher Kennedy Design Store's Fall Opening Boosts South Palm Springs

Following the opening of the Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club in South Palm Springs, interior designer Christopher Kennedy will open a retail store and design studio just a block away.
2014.07.07 01:43 PM

Summer Reading

Slip one of these recent summer reading releases into your pool tote or carry-on – and get lost in literature.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Decked Out

Constructed from repurposed milk jugs, the Lollygagger outdoor furniture line by Loll Designs lends a sleek, modern aesthetic to a poolside landscape.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Red, White, and Hues of Blue

The hottest trends this season will keep you looking cool, from breezy frocks and tie-dye knits to red-haute shades and weightless accessories.
2014.07.01 05:43 AM

Top Lawyers

An independent firm selects 70 Coachella Valley attorneys in 18 specialties
2014.05.30 02:58 PM

Show Your Best Assets

Whatever your idea of idle recreation, you can shine in swimwear and comfortable, chic clothing to keep you looking hot.
2014.05.30 02:34 PM

Style: Mission Impossible

Ducati Motor Holding and Tudor Watch Co. have collaborated to create a men’s timepiece that exudes strength, virility, and supreme reliability.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

The Real Mr. Turk

The creative force behind Palm Springs–based menswear label Mr. Turk is not, in fact, “Mr. Turk.” He is Jonathan Skow, husband of designer Trina Turk.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

The Crowned Jeweler

For the past six years, vintage jewelry guru Matt Burkholz’s Palm Springs store, Route 66 West, has been the “it” destination for collectors from around the world.
2014.05.30 02:33 PM

Palm Springs Follies Slates Memorabilia Sale

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, which closed for good May 18, can’t say good-bye quite yet without a memorabilia sale June 13-14 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
2014.05.28 09:05 AM

Dann Foley Extends Design Line with Palm Springs Collection

When Dann Foley began his own interior design business while still in college, the Palm Springs resident's long-range vision is now coming into complete focus.
2014.05.20 05:31 PM

David Quintanilla Infuses Colorful Images to Sinatra Fundraiser

David Quintanilla's bold and colorful portrait photography will be part of a Palm Springs fundraiser to aid the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.
2014.05.13 10:05 AM

The Sporting Life

With many sportswear lines adopting savvy street styles, there’s no need to sacrifice fashion for function.
2014.05.12 08:09 AM

How to Dress for Coachella, April Music Fests

With events like Coachella, the Dinah Shore Weekend, White Party, and Stagecoach filling the valley in April, self-expression takes center stage.
2014.04.07 10:51 AM

Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children

Leslie Shockley lives by the motto, "Walk the talk", which has guided her toward creating Tea With Iris, a chic collection of comfortable, eco-friendly garments for women and children.
2014.04.04 02:17 PM

Green Is the New Black

Eco-minded fashion designers stitch sustainability with style.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

Spin Doctors

Record Alley, which has been in the valley for 36 years, scratches the digital trend with new vinyl and old-school music memorabilia.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

Gold Dust Woman

From free-flowing frocks to sequined bra tops, these bohemian-riche styles will earn you a spot on the best-dressed list at this year's music festivals.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

Sheer Artistry

Wrap yourself in luxury, from soft cashmere loungewear to sensual silk sheaths.
2014.03.28 09:52 AM

New York-based Designer Zang Toi Closes Out Fashion Week El Paseo 2014

The highlighted “Designer of the Week” wowed the audience closing night with a theatrical runway performance.
2014.03.23 10:20 AM

Saks Fifth Avenue Takes the Runway

Saks Fifth Avenue put its best foot forward at El Paseo Fashion Week 2014 sending the finest of 2014 Designer apparel down the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.
2014.03.22 11:58 AM

Superstar Trunk Show

Michael Costello and five fellow Project Runway stars gave guests an up-close look at their Spring 2014 collections during a special trunk show and try-on at Fashion Week El Paseo
2014.03.21 02:54 PM

The Superstars of Project Runway

Simmering anticipation came to a bubble as fashion’s current “it” man Michael Costello brought five fellow alumni to the runway under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent.
2014.03.20 11:42 AM

Street Seen on El Paseo

El Paseo came alive under the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent as 10 of the street’s finest retail stores and designers showcased their spring collections of jewelry and fashion.
2014.03.19 10:32 AM

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Debut Runway Show

A standing-room-only crowd cheered Runway Tent during Fashion Week El Paseo as nine graduates of California’s FIDM's debut class presented their final couture collections
2014.03.18 03:38 PM

Greg Bennett Contemporary Art Offers New Look to El Paseo

The grand opening of Greg Bennett Contemporary Art March 20 on El Paseo in Palm Desert gives art afficionados a chance to embrace abstract art.
2014.03.18 02:23 PM

Style & Beauty Bash: Pretty on El Paseo

On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., stylish attendees of all ages flocked to the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent for Fashion Week El Paseo Palm Desert’s 2014 Style and Beauty Bash.
2014.03.18 09:07 AM

Fashion Week 2014 - StyleBeautyBash

2014.03.18 08:20 AM

Sunday's Fashion Frenzy

More than 15 fine designers and retailers set up one-day-only pop-up stores in the tent adjacent to the Runway Tent, giving attendees the chance to try on and purchase their newest spring styles.
2014.03.17 03:42 PM

Cheryl Tiegs Adds Runway Buzz to Fashion Week El Paseo

The buzz surrounding Fashion Week El Paseo will raise a few octaves when sponsor Cambria will celebrate the opening of its El Paseo countertop gallery with a special runway appearance by Cheryl Tiegs.
2014.03.17 02:16 PM

Le Chien - A Celebration of Dogs & Fashion

A sharply turned out crowd of all ages came Runway Tent to support the Humane Society of the Desert and watch as fashion went to the dogs with “Le Chien – A celebration of Dogs & Fashion.”
2014.03.17 11:26 AM

Michael Costello Will Show Outfits Worn by Beyoncé, Britney, Shakira

Michael Costello returns to Fashion Week El Paseo on the heels of his outfits appearing on such megastars as Beyoncé, Brittney Spears and Shakira.
2014.03.11 01:07 PM

Cheryl Tiegs, Mariel Hemingway Will Walk Fashion Week El Paseo Runway

Cheryl Tiegs and Mariel Hemingway have added superstar power to Fashion Week El Paseo by walking the runway March 18 in Palm Desert.
2014.03.04 01:17 PM

Blake Patterson Gains Fashion Inspiration From the Ocean

Blake Patterson, a student in FIDM's advanced program for fashion design, previewed a few pieces during a Fashion Week El Paseo DIVA event.
2014.02.28 04:41 PM

Fashion Rewind

As Christian Dior, the fashion designer of the late 1940s and ’50s, stated, “Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing.”
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Couture On Point

Ballet-inspired looks from international designer Zang Toi’s spring 2014 collection have an ethereal aesthetic that radiate elegance and luxury.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Shop: Haute Treasure Hunter

Vintage clothing aficionado William Miller curates an upscale collection for his uptown boutique.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Style: Painting the Town Red

French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, renowned for his signature red sole, makes his debut in palm desert with a vibrant and colorful spring collection.
2014.02.28 10:45 AM

Find Your Chic

Fashion Week El Paseo is renowned for whipping the stylish into a shopping frenzy. Here’s a guide to getting your hands on the finest pieces from the shows.
2014.02.28 08:27 AM

Michael Costello and His Cadre of Couturiers

Michael will be débuting his latest collection straight from New York’s Fashion Week runway. This means that you will get to see it all well before Beyoncé has a chance to get her hands on it!
2014.02.06 10:03 AM

Uptown By Design

Big change often starts small. Such was the case in 2002, when fashion designer Trina Turk set up shop within a depressed section of Palm Springs’ North Palm Canyon Drive.
2014.01.31 07:57 AM

Stories of Modernism

A must for every coffee table, these five design books explore the history of Palm Springs modernism.
2014.01.31 07:56 AM

Things to Do This Weekend: Dwight Yoakam, Foreigner

Palm Springs Life helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.
2014.01.29 09:37 PM

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Gender Blenders to Gentility

Since 2006, the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo has featured more than 3,500 looks from diversified designers.
2014.01.29 04:00 PM

In the Mood 4 Mod

Palm Springs stands at the epicenter of the midcentury modern movement, boasting large concentrations of this iconic design and architecture style.
2014.01.28 10:36 AM

Palm Springs Groups Help Connect Wine Lovers

They are affectionately known as “Moodies”, a Palm Springs group that constitutes a growing social wave connecting wine lovers to fine wines.
2014.01.08 03:40 PM

The Hot Seat

For Calvin Dahlstrom, what began as a creative outlet three years ago has evolved into a new career — and lifestyle.
2013.12.31 07:46 AM

Rock Candy

Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, and Gwyneth Paltrow have rocked Beth Yorn’s one-of-a-kind designs.
2013.12.31 07:46 AM
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