August 7, 2013 |
Miranda Kerr is the face - and body - of Mango's fall ad campaign. The Australian model (and wife of actor Orlando Bloom) was photographed in New York by Inez and Vinoodh, Mango announced Tuesday. Justin Bieber's latest alleged altercation (in a club in Southampton early Sunday morning) reportedly was sparked by a waitress and a bow tie. [N.Y. Post] Beyoncé has some new costumes for her Mrs. Carter tour, this time a series of one-of-a-kind pieces from Gucci. [Los Angeles Times]
October 14, 1990 |
Men have needed neckties for a long time, particularly since the 19th-Century reforms that left men's clothing utterly plain. In The Tie (Barron's: $21.95; 160 pp.), Sarah Gibbings tells the history in considerable detail: how the ribbons that tied the 18th-Century pigtail became the bow tie, how the working-class (and American) bandanna turned into the modern four-in-hand, and how the riverboat gambler's string tie was originally associated with Lord Byron, who never actually wore a necktie.
March 21, 1986 |
Question: I am interested in making a flapper dress but have been unable to find a pattern. I want to wear the dress to a dance in May, so time is of the essence. Can you help?--A.W. Answer: Get ready to rouge your knees and tighten your headache band! The flapper dress illustrated here is from an authentic pattern of the '20s, available from Past Patterns, Box 7587, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49510. This 1928 design, Pattern 5019, is available only for bust size 38, and it's priced at $8 plus $2.
March 2, 2003 |
There were those who doubted Jim Phelan when he arrived at the small Catholic college in the Blue Ridge mountains of Western Maryland. He wanted job security but was given a one-year contract at Mount St. Mary's. He hoped for bright lights in a big city but found himself in Emmitsburg, a town with neither street lights nor sidewalks.
September 24, 2012 |
As usual, it was the women's looks that attracted the lion's share of the attention on the red carpet at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. But beyond the bright shades of blue and yellow, voluminous skirts and plunging decollatage seen on the women, there were some standouts - good and bad -- among the menfolk in attendance. Photos: Memorable menswear at the 2012 Emmy Awards In our estimation, comedian Louis C.K., who took home two Emmys on Sunday night, had a winning look to match -- perfectly pulling off a black monochrome ensemble.
January 24, 1991 |
Evidently my column on kindergartners' definitions of words has goaded some readers into thinking about words and definitions themselves. Most provocative was the kindergartners' definition of marriage: "You like that person and you fall in love and you get married." As I pointed out, marriage is not easy to define without using the word marriage itself, and that isn't kosher, as I'm sure Samuel Johnson and Merriam-Webster would agree.
April 22, 1986
Coaches in football, basketball and hockey wear street clothes on the job, and Steve Clark of the Richmond News Leader suggests that baseball managers follow suit. Clark: "The best example of a body that looks silly in a baseball uniform is Tommy Lasorda, the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who has never met an Italian restaurant he didn't like. One of the funniest sights in sports is Lasorda, with his belly hanging over his belt line, trotting out to the mound.
November 18, 2007 |
LOS FELIZ ON RETRO ROW -- While the average holiday shopping excursion feels like an exercise in soul-sucking commerce, flexing your retail muscles on and around Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz feels like taking a spin in the Wayback Machine to a happier time when the streets were wide and not yet overflowing with the disgruntled masses, and owners and designers worked their own stores -- and seemed genuinely happy to see you. Setting the...
November 19, 1991 |
The organizers of Saturday's Laguna Art Museum Auction honored those often-unseen people without whom there would be no auction: the artists. The auction, called "A Night of Celebration," paid tribute to the more than 500 artists who have contributed works to the annual museum fund-raiser since it began in 1981. "This is one of my favorite events--the museum makes the artists feel like movie stars," said Olivia Batchelder, a contributing artist from Laguna Beach.