September 11, 2011 |
The city of Los Angeles estimates that cloth makes up about 10% of local landfills, either from discarded clothes or remnants from garment manufacturing. In addition, it takes a lot of chemicals to produce fabric. At the rate kids grow into and out of their clothes, parents might want to consider shopping at resale stores. Here is a guide to some local offerings. Blue Bird 652 Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 466-0408 This is one of the city's best upscale consignment shops for kids, with a large assortment of gently used and never-worn designer labels, including Burberry, Charlie Rocket, Deux Par Deux, Mini Boden, Ralph Lauren and Tea Collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1994
Let me see if I have this right. La Habra plans to ban clotheslines because the City Council considers clean, sweet-smelling clothes to be a "blight." Yet La Habra is doing nothing to address the blight of traffic and air pollution. Maybe people are supposed to wear dirty clothes so that everything matches--the clothes, the cars, the air. Perhaps there is even a City Council term for this, such as coordinated-aesthetics-of-the-external-environment. I must admit it makes a California kind of sense.
December 20, 1992
"Clothes and the Aging Body" really hit the mark. Kudos to the Arizona women doing the research. Their statistics certainly describe me and my problems. I still lead an active life at 72 and have great difficulty finding well-fitting clothes that are appropriate regardless of price--especially tennis items. Thanks for printing this, and hopefully more manufacturers will respond. JOYE TATZ Rancho Mirage
April 11, 1986 |
Helene Sidel was born to the fashion business. Her father ran a wholesale dress company. Her mother owned a women's retail store in Cedarhurst on Long Island. "When you're sitting up on a cutting table at 2 years old, you don't know anything else," Sidel said. "From the age of 1 on, I heard my father talk about reorders at the dinner table." So it seemed only natural that Sidel would try her hand at the family trade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1987
Our readers wrote letters throughout 198 7 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from you in 1988. If I should go to the Performing Arts Center and see Robert Peters and others wearing "paint-smeared coveralls, ravaged blue jeans and soiled shirts" I will know that I am not looking at people who are "showing off."
November 2, 1989 |
Philippine President Corazon Aquino, who usually favors conservative clothes, has decided to show more leg when she visits Canada and the United States. With the return of the miniskirt, Aquino has heeded the advice of presidential couturier Auggie Cordero and will take a wardrobe of suits two inches shorter than her usual calf-length dresses, the Philippine Daily Inquirer said today.
December 9, 1990
In your article, "The Wise Buys" (Nov. 14), you state that "In a season of change and economic concerns . . . people are watching their wallets more carefully." And you show a model wearing a simple white cotton blouse costing $195. This is bought by someone watching their wallet? Get real. You write that Elisabetta Rogiani, an L.A.-based designer, is "recycling" items from her closet. Does that mean she actually wears clothes for more than one season? Is this supposed to be unique?
February 7, 1998
In regard to the article "No Canvas Required" (Feb. 1): I would like to announce to art lovers everywhere that, in a spare room in my house, I have re-created my acclaimed 1965 installation, "Bedroom of a Typical American Teenager." The installation includes moldy pizza fragments, half-finished homework assignments and unwashed clothes on the floor and Beatles posters on the wall. And, for a mere $100,000, I will not only re-create the installation in your very own home but will also perform in it nude!