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.'
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.
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.
March 1, 1987 |
Frequently, shoppers in Hong Kong suspect that the discount prices they're paying for clothes with designer labels are too good to be real. Often their fears are groundless. The clothes are genuine designer overruns being sold for little more than cost. Other times, their suspicions are right. The clothes turn out to be counterfeit and subject to confiscation by U.S. customs officials. How do you tell the difference? Sometimes it's very difficult.
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 28, 2001 |
Dear Fashion Police: Would you give me some ideas on what to wear with a pair of red (not screaming red) leather pants? I would love to find a black turtleneck or scoop-neck top that's form-fitting and has some sparkle. I received a beautiful gold belt with a diamond buckle for my birthday and would like to include that in the outfit. I also have a waist-length black leather jacket I could use. I'm 56 and slim. Another thing: Can a woman ever have too many clothes? I'm often embarrassed at all the stuff I own and am trying desperately to pare the wardrobe down.
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