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October 27, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few entrepreneurs go hunting for venture capital while eight months pregnant. But in the land-rush environment of the Internet, expectant mom Laurie McCartney knew she couldn't afford to delay the birth of her online business, EStyle. Besides, who better to pitch a retail site catering to moms-to-be than its pregnant chief executive? Of course it didn't hurt that McCartney also had a Harvard MBA and strategic planning experience with Walt Disney Co., the big daddy of consumer marketers.
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October 27, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few entrepreneurs go hunting for venture capital while eight months pregnant. But in the land-rush environment of the Internet, expectant mom Laurie McCartney knew she couldn't afford to delay the birth of her online business, EStyle. Besides, who better to pitch a retail site catering to moms-to-be than its pregnant chief executive? Of course it didn't hurt that McCartney also had a Harvard MBA and strategic planning experience with Walt Disney Co., the big daddy of consumer marketers.
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BUSINESS
July 14, 1999
Entrepreneurs who have used new technology to create successful companies will be speakers at the second Los Angeles Times Small Business Strategies Conference on Sept. 24-25. They include: * Keith L. Black, director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's neurological institute, chairman of the neurosurgery department at UC Irvine's medical school and founder of Medlennium Technologies. * Sky Dayton, EarthLink Network's founder. * Howard E. "Ted" Greene Jr.
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October 8, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE and BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As if new moms don't feel bad enough, supermodel Cindy Crawford is now trying to market herself as the uber-mom. She has agreed to be an advisor and spokesmom for http://www.babystyle.com, an E-commerce site that sells products for moms and babies from TSE Cashmere, Petit Bateau, Thea Segal, DKNY and other brands. The site's launch party is scheduled for Wednesday at Eurochow restaurant in Westwood. Crawford's features on babystyle.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
Why should politicos get all the limelight when hundreds of reporters descend on Los Angeles for the Democratic convention next week? Civic boosters will try to divert some of their attention to L.A.'s technology firms with bus tours and harbor cruises featuring some of the city's high-tech hotshots. One of the bus tours will stop at EC2, USC's high-tech incubator; online retailer EStyle, which runs the Babystyle.com and Kidstyle.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2002 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
Sarah Jessica Parker teetered around New York this summer in spiky heels, stylishly with child. Kate Moss flounced about as well, in flowing bohemian garb that bared her bump (she gave birth to Lola in early October). And Cynthia Nixon appeared very pregnant at the Emmys this fall in a strapless gown by Chaikin. It's maternity chic: With so many celebs flaunting their big bellies, pregnancy is starting to look like the latest fashion accessory.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2000 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Los Angeles-area entrepreneurs will be among 27 presenters Thursday at the nation's first venture capital forum for women-owned businesses. Laurie McCartney, chief executive of L.A.-based EStyle.com; Santa Monica's Menekse Gencer, co-founder of Vistify; and Kathleen Chien, who runs the Industry office of 51net.com Inc., will be pitching their business plans in front of several hundred potential investors at Springboard 2000 in Redwood City, Calif.
NEWS
May 7, 1999 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN
The selection of fashionable clothes at maternity stores has improved over the years. But no single source of fashion is sure to fit every pregnant woman's style, size or budget. A few places to look: * Anna Cris--The Web site and catalog feature active wear, hosiery and petite, tall and plus-size jeans and khakis; most clothing available up to size 16 or 18. On the Web at http://www.annacris.com. Call (800) 281-2662 for catalog.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2000 | GREG JOHNSON and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Where is the online world headed? Offline, in a big way--even as bricks-and-mortar competitors and catalog companies continue to leap onto the Web. The movement is evident at Lucy.com, which launched its Web site late in 1999 and immediately began mailing catalogs showcasing its women's workout gear. In January, the Portland, Ore.-based company will open a boutique in a New York City health club.
NEWS
October 27, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that acknowledges the soaring importance of technology in the U.S. economy and the stock market, Microsoft Inc. and Intel Corp. are being added to the Dow Jones industrial average. Also joining the world's best known stock index, effective Monday, will be phone giant SBC Communications and retailer Home Depot. The newcomers will replace three "smokestack" stocks--Chevron, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Union Carbide--plus old-line retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. in the 30-stock index.
NEWS
July 31, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is something inherently adult about a movie premiere. The red carpet, the shouting paparazzi, the clumps of dark-suited security people, the preening stars, the hovering press. Many are held at the "old Hollywood" theaters in Klieg-lit glamour, and all the big, bad impulses are there in spades--money, sex, envy, vanity, ambition--dripping off the players, lapped up by the onlookers.
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