March 18, 2013 |
ROME - Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the New World, has decided to remember his roots by choosing a personal coat of arms that recalls his career as a cleric in Argentina, the Vatican said Monday. Francis opted to keep the same coat of arms that he used as the archbishop of Buenos Aires before his election as pope but with the addition of the golden papal miter and the crossed keys that unlock the kingdom of God. The shield from his days as archbishop features a logo of the Jesuit order to which he belongs, a golden star symbolizing the Virgin Mary and a flower representing St. Joseph.
February 2, 2014 |
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August 31, 2008 |
September in L.A. is the cruelest month for a coat fiend like me. Temperatures laze in the 80s during the day, which makes buying a chic camel-hair swing coat about as daft as owning a beach towel in Anchorage. Nevermind the other East Coast sartorial staples -- fitted turtle necks and ribbed tights -- that taunt this N.Y. expat. Mostly, it's the coat I crave. Ten years in L.A. hasn't quelled my addiction to that jolt of static electricity that comes from friction with wool. Or the tickle of twill on my neck.
March 5, 2014 |
PARIS -- Hermès, which reopened its Rodeo Drive store in Beverly Hills with such fanfare last year, closed out Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday afternoon with a quietly elegant show. As it was on so many runways this season, outerwear was the big story in designer Christophe Lemaire's collection. The first look was an oatmeal cream double face cashmere coat so thick and blanket-like, it looked as if it would be able to stand on its own. The next coat came in a camel color, folded just so in the front.
September 19, 2012 |
The 1928 icebox in my Los Feliz apartment has always been a curiosity with its insulated door and brass latch. But the real oddity lives inside. A motor is stuck with 14 tubes that once coursed with methyl chloride or perhaps sulfur dioxide. I always thought the snake-like contraption resembled a marauding insect from a 1950s science-fiction horror flick. I loved the vintage container, but always thought it deserved better than serving as a haphazard cupboard. Plus, I'm careful how I use each inch in my 550-square-foot flat.
January 14, 1985 |
First Lady Nancy Reagan will wear an electric-blue melton coat by Adolfo when the President is sworn in a week from today because blue is "the color that lit up on television" each time her husband won a state on election night, according to an aide.