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Fashion

Sassy Swimwear

From flashy fabrics and sexy cutouts to bright colors and ruffled details, bold bikinis are heating up this summer. By Ashley Probst   In a post-lockdown era, many people want to come out to play, especially when it comes to swimwear. As Newport Beach-based fashion stylist Shiloh McKasson says of the latest...

Feeling Fine

Local jewelry brand gorjana launches a new luxury collection while continuing to ride its wave of success. By Ashley Ryan   It’s been nearly two decades since Gorjana Reidel started designing jewelry, initially finding her passion for the art form while working at Neiman Marcus. Shifting her focus to fine jewelry, a...

Honing In on Handbags

These practical fashion accessories are getting a makeover for the spring/summer season. By Ashley Probst   Handbags are a must-have accessory for bustling fashionistas. Luckily, an abundance of shapes and styles have been seen all over runways for the spring/summer season. “The best thing about a great handbag is that it can work...

Shopping Spree

A surge in new boutiques invites locals to spring into the new season with a wardrobe makeover. By Ashley Breeding   Despite months of closures—some temporary, some not—with in-store browsing replaced by online orders and curbside pickups during the COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention a wave of new coronavirus variants and mask...

Nothing Neutral About It

This year’s fall/winter fashion features bold colors, bringing hope for a brighter future. By Ashley Probst   After the pandemic kept us all inside for months at a time, the world slowly reopening has provided many new opportunities. This is especially true for fashionistas who can finally treat the streets like their...

Jean Expression

When it comes to denim, casual comfort is in vogue for fall. By Ashley Breeding   Invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873 as a durable work pant during the Gold Rush era, jeans—believed to be named after Genoa, Italy, where “jeane” cotton corduroy was manufactured at the time—have evolved...

Sew Stylish

Four local, emerging fashion powerhouses get real about trends, sustainability and fall must-haves. By Jennifer Pappas Yennie   Fall means fashion. And these Newport Beach up-and-comers are bringing their A-game to the 2021-2022 season. From resortwear and swimsuits to luxury lounge and runway-ready dresses created by local designers or curated by local...

Dressed to the Nineties

One of the most iconic decades in fashion returns this fall. By Ashley Breeding   For those of us who grew up in the 1990s, the flannel shirt (think former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl), the slip dress (a la “Melrose Place”), loose-fitting jeans (as worn by Monica Geller, played by Courteney Cox...

Beachside Bliss

After you’ve settled on a swimsuit this summer, follow this guide for adding trending accessories to perfect your look. By Ashley Ryan   After a year of struggling to find ways to keep busy, things are finally opening up—and Newport Beach residents are ready for some excitement. “ bottom line is we...

Spring Forward

This season is about slipping out of your comfort zone and into bold new styles. By Ashley Breeding   Ready to retire the pajamas you’ve worn day in and day out over the past year? While comfortable, effortless style a la COVID-19 is still a thing for spring, some bolder trends are...