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May 12, 1992 | BRAD BONHALL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Active parents of young children once had to stay home or find a baby-sitter if they wanted to jog or bicycle. Now, courtesy of fitness-oriented marketers plugging in to the booming baby market, a variety of safe and sleek devices help parents take their infants and toddlers on the road. Since 1984, parents serious about their jogging have been rolling their children out in jogging strollers, the three-wheeled devices that sometimes even have their own class in 10-K races.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Tiffany Hsu
Wearable fitness trackers are in survival-of-the-fittest mode. Touted as the next big thing in technology, wearable tech has spawned a dizzying array of Internet-connected wristwatches and head-mounted devices. Leading the fledgling industry are fitness gadgets that count steps taken, calories burned and other measurements of activity. But in racing to meet the hype, many companies may have outpaced demand and rushed out products too soon. Nike said Monday that it plans to lay off a small number of employees who work on its line of FuelBand fitness accessories to "align resources with business priorities," signaling that the sporting equipment giant is scaling back its wearable hardware efforts.
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HEALTH
December 28, 2009
Showing those slackers in Copenhagen how it's done, cyclists -- already the greenest people on Earth -- can now go a shade deeper. Here are some environmentally friendly bike accessories that harvest the sun, return to the ground, come from plants or theoretically never wear out. -- Roy M. Wallack Biodegradable bottle BioGreen bottle: The first plastic water bottle designed to break down in a landfill in 18 months, not 1,000...
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February 28, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Every journey tells a story, whether it's a weekend road trip up Pacific Coast Highway or a yearlong, round-the-world jaunt. And Tumi hopes that with its new Santa Monica collection of bags and accessories, your luggage will tell a tale too. That was what George Esquivel, the Buena Park-based shoemaker who was appointed Tumi's creative director in January 2013, had in mind when he decided to use soft, buttery leather for the assortment of duffels,...
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January 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
High-low hems served to highlight some killer shoes at the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday, so killer in fact, that Emma Thompson kicked her Louboutins off and said, “See this red? It's my blood.” When it came to bags, Brett Heyman's Edie Parker line of retro glam clutches dominated much of the red carpet. Big earrings were a trend. But otherwise, jewelry was quieter than usual, except if you're Sofia Vergara in the Lorraine Schwartz turquoise collar. Here are the best accessories. [For the Record, 11:28 a.m. PST Jan. 13: An earlier version of this post misspelled Brett Heyman's name as Britt Heyman.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
After so many egregious misappropriations of Native American culture by fashion brands (“Navajo” T-shirts at Urban Outfitters and feather headdresses on the runway at Victoria's Secret), it was interesting to see this come across my email. The whimsical Los Angeles-based Paul Frank , the brand that turned a sock monkey into a fashion statement, is collaborating with four different tribes in regions across the country in what seems to be an authentic way, giving artists the opportunity to design accessories for a special “Paul Frank Presents” collection launching in August on PaulFrank.com.
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November 20, 2013 | By Susan Denley, This post has been corrected as indicated below
Styleliner , a mobile store that offers accessories from a variety of international designers, starts rolling this month in Southern California. Many of the pieces in stock come from founder Joey Wolffer's travels to Spain, Instanbul and Paris. Also aboard are Styleliner-labeled handbags, necklaces and tees. The truck is slated to be based in Santa Monica  near the Brentwood Country Mart from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays it moves to Venice, in a location on Abbot Kinney next to Feed restaurant.
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July 12, 2011 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Larry King's feminine attire was upsetting some of the students and faculty at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard. But there was nothing Assistant Principal Joy Epstein could do about it because King's high-heeled boots, earrings and eye makeup were within the Oxnard school's dress policy, Epstein testified Monday at the murder trial of King's classmate, Brandon McInerney. Epstein consulted with an administrator at the Hueneme Elementary School District after King started coming to school in late January 2008 in women's accessories.
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May 19, 1989 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, Karen Newell Young is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
The scarf hasn't had so much attention since Grace Kelly wrapped one around her head and wore it with sunglasses in the 1950s. In those days, movie stars and teeny-boppers were tying them everywhere--on handbags, over collars and around ponytails. Now the scarf is back, in its most decorative form yet. The top designers--Chanel, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Geoffrey Beene, among others--have either launched a recent scarf collection or plan to next season. The venerable European fashion houses of Hermes and Gucci for years have been wrapping up both necklines and prestige with their top-of-the-line silk-screened creations.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company's merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand's website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Packed with every type of light imaginable - including antique-brass chain pendants, Sputnik sconces and organic-looking wood chandeliers - the first direct-to-consumer Arteriors store, in West Hollywood, is sure to please the lighting-fixated. The business has been around since 1987, when Mark Moussa started the Dallas-based company as a design firm specializing in lighting, furniture and decorative accessories sold primarily to the trade. On Wednesday, Moussa opened the firm's first retail store, on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Huntley Drive, two doors down from the new Design Within Reach studio.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company's merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand's website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The giddy, broad, candy-colored "G.B.F" takes a sharp and amusing look at what happens when three high school queen bees discover what's missing from their arsenals of cutting-edge cool: a gay best friend, hence "G.B.F. " So when the sweet, tentative and, as one of the quasi-mean girls notes, "not even that fabulous" Tanner (an endearing Michael J. Willett) is outed via a mishap with a guy-on-guy hookup app, the bees swarm. The girls (Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen and Xosha Roquemore)
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January 12, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
High-low hems served to highlight some killer shoes at the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday, so killer in fact, that Emma Thompson kicked her Louboutins off and said, “See this red? It's my blood.” When it came to bags, Brett Heyman's Edie Parker line of retro glam clutches dominated much of the red carpet. Big earrings were a trend. But otherwise, jewelry was quieter than usual, except if you're Sofia Vergara in the Lorraine Schwartz turquoise collar. Here are the best accessories. [For the Record, 11:28 a.m. PST Jan. 13: An earlier version of this post misspelled Brett Heyman's name as Britt Heyman.
NEWS
December 30, 2013 | By Judi Dash
How could your smart phone be handier than hanging from your neck? And wouldn't it be nice to have some credit cards or cash there too? That's what you get with Vanesa Rey's new necklace cases , sleekly designed slim wallet cases (available only for the iPhone 5 and 5s for now) that dangle from a long removable antiqued brass chain, turning functionality into jewelry. The phone snaps into one side of the wallet, facing out so the touch screen is accessible; the other side has a cut out at the top left, making the camera and flashlight fully functional as well.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2013 | By Elizabeth Paton
Tamara Mellon's life combines the hallmarks of Greek tragedy, Dynasty-style soap opera and the modern fairy tale of a career woman who longed to have it all. Few stones are left unturned in the autobiography of the creative visionary behind Jimmy Choo, a multimillion-dollar accessories powerhouse, which Mellon forged by encapsulating the sex, glamour and full-throttle potency of stiletto heels in accessible product lines for the 21st century luxury...
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September 2, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Pow! Hot-hued, high-impact accessories can put the finishing touch on the season's sporty looks. Take a vibrant piece, like Marni's cherry-red perforated leather bag, or 3.1 Phillip Lim's vivid yellow gold leather boots, and pair with a dress, a button-down shirt, jeans or leggings in a contrasting but equally vibrant color. Or let multihued accessories like Pierre Hardy's tricolored suede and leather wedges, Balenciaga's ostrich and calfskin ankle boots, Prada's rubber-bottom Mary Jane pumps or Céline's tricolor envelope bag do the color-blocking for you.
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February 14, 2010 | Max Padilla, For the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles is a luxury testing ground where brands such as Prada and Chanel try out new retail concepts influenced by Southern California's acclaimed modern architecture, sunlight and indoor-outdoor lifestyle. With the debut of its Beverly Hills flagship, Missoni also takes advantage of the location to bathe the fashion house's seasonal collections, accessories and housewares in natural light. The Missoni store is a glass, steel and concrete box wrapped in woven aluminum bands (inspired by the house's signature knitwear)
BUSINESS
December 1, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A good pair of jeans lasts a long time - sometimes longer than the companies that make them. That's what makes the longevity of Guess Inc. a bit of an anomaly. Founded in 1981, the Los Angeles fashion company is in its fourth decade, largely because it moved beyond the jeans that were fashionable in the 1980s and 1990s. The company sells skirts, dresses, shorts, shirts, jackets, knitwear and intimate apparel. It also licenses eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, jewelry and other fashion accessories.
NEWS
November 28, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Sometimes dressing is hard. Especially during the holidays, with so many priorities competing for attention. Figuring out what to wear can become just another chore. Mix in dressy parties, and choices can get downright confusing. Or maybe you've solved the dressing problem by finding the perfect little black dress that can be accessorized up or down, depending on the occasion. Contributor Melissa Magsaysay recently wrote about Keaton Row , which matches consumers with wardrobe stylists who can offer advice.
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