September 9, 2012 |
If you think camouflage is just the stuff of old beat-up military uniforms and cheap thermals lying around dusty army-navy shops, you're missing out on the biggest hiding-in-plain-sight trend in cutting-edge menswear this fall. Camo, as fashion folk say, has been re-colored, overdyed, abstracted, digitalized, blown up, downscaled, juxtaposed and, yes, fetishized on designer runways and in luxury-accessory showrooms the last few seasons and shows no sign of letting up. It's getting a boost from young celebrities - crooner Justin Bieber wore a Dolce & Gabbana camo tee on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet in July, while co-host Kevin McHale of "Glee" was clad in camo skinny jeans from Naked & Famous Denim.
August 23, 2012 |
Chemists have developed a new type of military camouflage face paint that could help protect from the heat of explosions and fires. The makeup could also be used by firefighters entering burning buildings to ward off heat. Soldiers use camouflage face paint to help them blend in to their environment and hide from enemies. But the paints are typically mineral oil-based or mineral spirit-based and provide no protection from the heat of a blast. In fact, the paint can melt or burn, increasing damage to the soldier's skin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2010 |
For months after she moved into Belmont Village, Meril Graf couldn't unlock the door to her penthouse apartment without crying. When she got inside, "all I would do was nap," she said. When her children tried to talk up the place ? maid service, gourmet meals and endless social amenities ? she listened, stone-faced, "with tears running down my cheeks. " "I didn't want to be here," Graf recalled. "I didn't want this to be happening to me. " We were sitting on the sofa in her elegant, sunny living room, with a wall of windows looking out over Wilshire Boulevard six floors below.
September 19, 2010 |
For men, next spring's wardrobe choices will look a lot like the current ones — a sea of khaki, more camouflage accents (camo print flip-flops and neckties, anyone?) and the continued presence of work wear. But there were some bright spots — literally and figuratively — in the collections for spring and summer 2011 that designers showed during New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up at the end of last week. Citrus punch Bright hues are nothing new to the spring color palette, but the abundance of vibrant yellows and oranges throughout the collections (for men and women)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2010 |
The mysterious gray, hairless animal was first spotted last summer lurking in backyard gardens, sacked out on a chaise lounge and strolling down narrow lanes. Was it a chupacabra? A strange dog? The missing link? Soon, all of Laurel Canyon was abuzz. For several weeks starting in August, they tracked the animal, with residents communicating by walkie-talkie because cellphones don't work in the canyon. But the creature, which turned out to be a sick coyote, was too wily.
October 14, 2009 |
His buddies had taken over all the television sets. It was game day in the NFL, and Michael Turner was scrambling to keep up with his Angels. His only option was his computer. He was hunched over the screen, reading that Vladimir Guerrero had put the ball in play, watching an arc that represented the ball flying from home plate toward center field. "I started yelling, 'Drop, drop, drop!' " Turner said. "Finally, it did." Guerrero had gotten the game-winning hit. The Angels had vanquished the Boston Red Sox. Turner could go to sleep with a smile on his face.