April 14, 1990 |
At first glance, Patricia Arthur seems the picture of health. In a crowd of women, she stands out in her striking purple turban and the dramatic lavender eye shadow that accents her almond-shaped brown eyes. Only after she tells you she's a cancer patient do you notice the effects of chemotherapy: Fine pencil marks fill in where her eyebrows used to be, eye liner gives the illusion of lashes, blush colors a pale complexion and the turban hides her hair loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1990 |
In a Hollywood-style courtroom showdown over a face lift gone awry, a one-time Mrs. California pageant winner from Orange County broke down in tears Thursday as she testified that a Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon gave her a nose job and cheek implants that she "absolutely never, ever" wanted. Bonnie Luebke, 55, of Trabuco Canyon maintained that she went to Dr.
April 4, 1990 |
The two Andy Warhol originals that decorate his office walls, the personally inscribed photo on his desk of star patient Phyllis Diller, the expensively outfitted women who crowd eagerly into his regal, neoclassical waiting room with hopes of the perfect look--all speak to the success of Michael Elam. But like wrinkles on the face of an aging subject, Elam's booming cosmetic surgery practice next to Fashion Island could soon be gone if the Medical Board of California prevails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1990 |
Eva Haulsman, 80, has found friends here. "We talk about wherever you're going or whatever you're doing. Sometimes we get a little bit close. It's a form of therapy," she said one recent day. Margaret Ward, 62, has been coming here since 1962, when the place was called Bartmore Beauty College. The reason for her loyalty, she says slyly through a Scottish burr, is "the price is right. Plus I like all the girls." The place is the Main Street Cosmetology Center, 12965 Main St.
March 16, 1990 |
Teen-agers on the cutting edge are scissoring, shaving and dyeing their hair, and individual tastes and desires are taking precedence over clone cuts. "The kids aren't as trendy as they used to be," said Rory LaBahn, a stylist at Headlines Hair Studio in El Toro. "If one person has it, they all don't get it. They're more individual now, but they won't go totally out of that realm of acceptability."
January 5, 1990 |
The ozone's going, the globe is warming, fossil fuels are burning and Southern California's more than 8 million cars, trucks and buses are coughing up a witch's caldron of pollutants. Pollutants that not only lend the area distinction as having the worst air quality in the nation, but also sting eyes, burn lungs and turn locally grown oranges a ghostly, ghastly shade of yellow.
December 15, 1989 |
She sports a short, sassy style that's the latest in chic, but Susan Gross, 41, can't do a thing with her hair. Not when it comes to matching the tricks of long-tressed women who, come party time, can mousse, gel, fluff, curl, bow, braid and tease themselves into glamorous shape for an entrance that knocks 'em dead.