June 19, 2011 |
COTTON Prized for: Soft feel and easy maintenance; wide availability Percentage of clothes sold in the U.S. that incorporate cotton: Almost 75% Primary sources: China, India, U.S. FLAX Prized for: Color and performance traits similar to cotton; plants require no irrigation and fewer chemical fertilizers and pesticides than cotton Percentage of clothes sold in the U.S. that incorporate flax: 1.1% Primary sources:...
July 28, 1991
Thank you, Harry Shearer. At last, the Empress has clothes! MATTHEW TRULIO Castaic
January 16, 1987 |
Artist Patricia Ziegler and her writer husband, Mel, have pooled their love of travel to build one of the most successful retail and mail-order clothing operations in America. "We're a unique beacon," says Mel of the 8-year-old Banana Republic firm. "This is hardly an age where the individual is celebrated. People are fad- and trend-crazed. But we say, 'Listen to yourself. Believe in yourself. Ours are clothes you buy one at a time, then put together yourself.'
June 27, 2002 |
The Downtown L.A. Standard rooftop bar--Open only a month, already a tough door with a guest list. The clothes: Optional (there's a pool). Otherwise, a mix of business suits and designer clothes. 550 S. Flower St., downtown L.A., (213) 892-8080. Nacional--Newly opened Cuban-themed club. On Friday nights, you gotta know someone inside. The clothes: Dress continental sophistication. Helmut Lang sleek. A "no silicone" look. 1645 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, (323) 962-7712. Deep--Still a tight door.
August 9, 1985 |
It was not a typical day for New York designer Pauline Trigere, who nonetheless was dressed for one. Trigere does not alter her style to suit her surroundings.
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.
September 8, 2013 |
Fashion designer Michael Kors' aesthetic is all about contradictions. "I like hot weather clothes mixed with cold weather clothes," he said a couple of years ago. "A big camel turtleneck over shorts, beaded pants worn with a casual top, and gold jewelry with a bathing suit. " The same philosophy applies to his new beauty line, a collaboration with the Estée Lauder Companies that includes three fragrances, color cosmetics and body care products. The line, which hit Macy's stores last month, is grouped into three collections: Sporty, Sexy and Glam.
August 20, 1992
I am 39 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches and wear a size 20. Large-size clothes are not designed for the short, wide woman. It's most frustrating to see these enormous shoulder pads, button-down blouses that do not fit across the hips, the round-necked tops in miserable prints and fabrics that make me look wider and are just a bit too short. The jackets are too long and make me look like I'm wearing a tent. Having all this weight is a particular problem I am trying to deal with.
December 20, 2012 |
Actors and costume designers have a rare relationship on set: They're both involved in building a person, using the actor's body as the raw materials. It's a relationship built on trust and talent, and when everything goes well, clothes really do make the man (or woman). Here's a peek behind the scenes of four such recent partnerships. 'Hitchcock' Toni Collette (as Peggy Robertson) Julie Weiss (costume designer) The character: As Alfred Hitchcock'sreal-life assistant, Collette's outfits had to establish her as a mid-century working woman but never be too flashy, since Peggy always stood in the reflected glow of the master of suspense.