November 3, 2000 |
L.A. Fashion Week starts today, and this season there are more shows than last year as well as lots of parties as the local fashion scene tries to rise to its red-carpet reputation. No one is pretending the five-day week will rival those in New York, Milan or Paris, but this season's events are attracting more attention, especially from the media. CaliforniaMart, the downtown wholesale center of L.A.'
April 6, 2000 |
Now that Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and alleged Toluca Lake madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson are both plying wares on the Web, I thought the sites http://www.heidiwear.net and http://www.babydol.com screamed out for a comparison. I know that's very Entertainment Weekly, but bear with me. Both sites feature mugs: Heidi: A collection of five handmade coffee cups made while she was in prison. ("The day-to-day lifestyle was so stressful and hectic, this gave her peace of mind," according to the site.
April 26, 2002 |
It was a little fashion sleight of hand, or rather, arm, that appeared in the fall 2002 collection of Eisbar shown on the runway of the Coalition of Los Angeles Designers show last week. The leg warmers that accessorized the new women's collection were originally intended to be sleeves, said Eisbar co-founder Bobby Benveniste, who said this week that he was inspired by a pile of castoff jacket parts last season.
June 18, 1999 |
"Friends" actress Courteney Cox wed actor David Arquette in San Francisco on Saturday. Fans stood outside the church hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple, their celebrity guests and their Valentino outfits. Cox wore a white long-sleeved silk crepe gown with inlaid satin embroidery stripes. Her tulle veil was sprinkled with embroidered shimmery dots and was accented by a silk flower hairpiece. She wore white satin mules. Arquette wore a gray morning suit with a silver tie and gray suede spats.
November 5, 2002 |
Los Angeles designers are not about to let outsiders define California style, which has been ripped off all over the globe lately. They struck back (mostly with success) over the weekend in the first of their spring 2003 runway shows. Chanel's surfboards don't have much on Jennifer Nicholson's flouncy seashell-print party dresses, Eisbar's palm tree-and-sunset T-shirts; David Cardona's rock n' roll leather evening gown and Ashley Paige's pink crocheted bikini.
August 20, 1999 |
While most of L.A. is still basking in the summer sun, buyers this week at New Mart's Holiday market 2000 were stocking up on holiday evening wear. Taffeta dresses, as well as evening wear in silver and gold, did the best, according to Les Appel, whose Rex Lester line has been nominated for the 1999 Dallas International Fashion Award. Appel sees stores buying more evening wear in anticipation of all the dressy or formal celebrations and parties the millennium will bring.