On the Verge: Brand to Know: Basics That Champion an Eco-Friendly Agenda

On the Verge By HILARY MOSS To prepare their newest goods, the designers Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery bought turmeric in bulk — 15 pounds, to be precise; their Los Angeles workshop continuously smelled of simmering curry in the weeks before they headed into production. They were perfecting the marigold hue that features prominently in …

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Angelina Jolie to Divorce Brad Pitt, Ending ‘Brangelina’

It was a grand Hollywood romance that made its presence felt far and wide, from the red carpet to refugee camps in the world’s trouble spots. It was chronicled in lavish photo spreads in high-end fashion magazines and in paparazzi shots that appeared in the tabloids and on the gossip sites, as if to undercut …

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London Fashion Week, Day 4: Burberry and More

LONDON — The weekend moved at a breakneck pace this season, taking industry insiders to London’s four corners to see all the designers had to offer. But there is no rest for the wicked, and the schedule was only just ramping up to Monday, the busiest day of them all. Here’s what is coming: • …

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Table for Three: Table for Three: Elizabeth Warren and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Road to Activism

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES Tracee Ellis Ross may be working 14 hours a day in Los Angeles on her hit TV show, “black-ish.” “But when Elizabeth Warren says she’ll have dinner with you,” Ms. Ross said, walking into a suite at the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, “you get on a plane. I have …

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Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer

STANFORD, CALIF. — Take out your flow journals. We’re going to talk about flow moments. You’re going to learn how to find a fulfilling career. You’re going to learn how to better navigate life’s big-moment decisions and kill your “wicked problems” dead. How? By training yourself to think like a designer. That, anyway, is the …

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fantastical Imagination

BERLIN — “Who is in charge of the feathers?” the designer Jean Paul Gaultier shouted on a July day as about 20 people scurried around him in the costume workshop at the Friedrichstadt-Palast theater. Mr. Gaultier stood behind a dancer wearing a bodysuit of fake tattoos under a rhinestone-encrusted bikini, from which bulged a prosthetic …

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On the Verge: A Punky New British Designer (Who Designs With Girl Rock Stars in Mind)

On the Verge By OSMAN AHMED In just over a year, Dilara Findikoglu has established herself as one of London’s most rebellious designers. While studying at Central Saint Martins, the Istanbul-born metalhead organized a guerrilla fashion show for the students who failed to make the shortlist for the press show. (She staged it, intentionally, at …

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Vows: Two Actors Find the Perfect Parts in Love

Vows By KATHRYN SHATTUCK Although her childhood ended long ago, Holly O’Brien, an actress, has clung to her belief in the value of all things Disney and in the promise of happily-ever-after. She stuck with it in her post-teenage years, celebrating her 20th birthday with a Barbies-and-princesses sleepover, her room covered in glitter and her …

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