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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...

Best Foot Forward

Female-focused brand Tamara Mellon brings its one-of-a-kind mobile closet to Newport Beach this week. By Ashley Ryan   Fashionistas rejoice because a new way to shop for shoes is temporarily popping up at Lido Marina Village the week before Thanksgiving. From Nov. 21-24, guests can step up to the mobile TM Closet...

Sustainable Style

Fast fashion is becoming a thing of the past as the green movement encourages designers to create eco-conscious clothing. By Ashley Probst   In a consumerist world where convenience reigns supreme, it comes as no surprise that fast fashion—which emphasizes the creation of on-trend pieces using quick and cheap methods—dominated the industry...

Natural Style

Once seen exclusively as a beach accessory, straw bags are making waves in the fashion industry to complement any summer ensemble—and they are the perfect accent piece for a seaside locale such as Newport Beach.

Trailblazing Trendsetters

Five local guys, who create their own rules when it comes to style and career, share their ideal days in town. By Sabrina Azadi   All with unique backgrounds, some hailing from different parts of the world, the standout men featured on the next few pages now live or work in Newport...

Stylish Duos

These trendsetting local boutique owners share some of their fashion secrets. By Sabrina Azadi   Newport Beach’s idyllic blue waters and breathtaking views sets the tone for a cool California style, which is embodied by several local duos—from husband-wife couples to a mother and daughter and pair of best friends—who all own...