CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 |
You may already have seen the video. “Abercrombie & Fitch is a terrible company,” intones the creator and star, Los Angeles writer Greg Karber. “Their CEO insists on only hiring attractive people, which is ironic because he looks like this.” (The video shows a still photo of Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries, whose face seems nearly disfigured by plastic surgery.) In a week already roiling with debate over Jeffries' retailing strategy to clothe only slender, “cool” people, Karber's 2½-minute video has struck a nerve.
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.
February 13, 1987 |
The "total look" takes on another dimension when people start dressing to match their living rooms. And in Santa Monica, that seems to be happening. In recent months, the tonier residents of this seaside city are dressing themselves, as well as their homes, in what aficionados refer to as the Southwestern style.
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
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:...
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.