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Today marks the debut of Fashion Police, a weekly column in which we answer your questions and discuss your observations about clothes, beauty and accessories--with brutal honesty. We'll also be on the lookout for serious crimes of fashion, which will not go unpunished. * Dear Fashion Police: What's your opinion on wearing cowboy boots as a replacement for everyday footwear? Also, what about wearing boots with suits? --BORED WITH SHOES Dear Bored: Whoa, pardner!
March 31, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
"Twilight" actress Nikki Reed and her "American Idol" musician husband Paul McDonald are splitting after two years of marriage. The couple announced their intention to divorce in a statement to People magazine on Friday. Apparently they'd already been living separately for six months because of different work obligations. "They will continue to share their love of music, and are still working on their debut album, 'I'm Not Falling,' releasing in 2014," the statement said . "They remain best friends and look forward to their continued journey together.
Harvey M. Fischer was shopping in a Glendale mall when he noticed the distinctive, bold pattern of python skin on a pair of cowboy boots in a store window. As reptile curator at the Los Angeles Zoo, Fischer knew that some species of the great snake are endangered and that under state law all python skins are banned from import into California. "How dare they keep doing something like this?" he asked himself. Then he complained to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
January 10, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
It was a nice family scene shortly before the start of the Kings-Bruins game. The Kings were honoring Coach Darryl Sutter for having coached his 1,000th regular-season game. That, in fact, happened on Saturday night but the Kings had a ceremony on Thursday for Sutter; his wife, Wanda; and son, Christopher. On hand were Kings executives Luc Robitaille and Dean Lombardi. They presented Sutter with cowboy boots and a trip for his family to an exclusive resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.
June 8, 1990 | THE FASHION STAFF
Will Tom Cruise's cowboy boots from "Days of Thunder" start the same kind of trend frenzy as did his bomber jacket from "Top Gun"? The $1,400 pair of custom made boots from Falconhead Boots, Belts, Buckles on San Vincente are not for the sartorially shy. They're screaming red with black wing-tips and yellow inlaid stars. They also sport mule ears that are extra long pull straps that go all the way down to the heel.
In parts of the Southwest, they're appropriate footwear with any outfit. Walk into a business meeting in Austin, Tex., wearing a freshly shined pair of cowboy boots and you're likely to be welcomed like a good ol' boy or gal. Boots are a symbol of the American frontier, of men in white hats, holsters and chaps. But the first boots originated far from Laredo in ancient Assyria.
They called each other "Boris" and "my friend George," and declared with reciprocal fervor that they admire each other hugely. President Bush surprised Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin with a birthday cake bearing a single candle (he was 61 on Saturday). And Yeltsin left with the full package of Camp David souvenirs, from a fur-lined White House parka to hand-tooled Texas cowboy boots with a silver map of Russia on the side.
July 19, 1992 | RITA ARIYOSHI, Ariyoshi is a Honolulu-based free-lance writer.
"Pepe" Vega was cutting leather roses, part of a design copied from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. His intricate adaptation of Michelangelo's masterpiece would be incorporated into a pair of cowboy boots, a usage the Renaissance artist could never have anticipated when he took brush to plaster to please a Pope. It's also a development no six-gun cowpoke could have imagined when begging to die with his boots on.
Getting the boot: You've got the right shirt, the expensive Stetson, you've even worn out that "Tush Push" video. Now it's time to head for the nearest country-Western club. But before you walk out the door, you take a good look at your boots and stop. Do you show off your boots by tucking your jeans inside, or do you pull the jeans over the boots? "Guys need to have their jeans over their boots," says Joanne Carper of Cowtown Boots in Anaheim.
April 6, 1987 | Al Martinez
When I was a kid I never wanted to grow up to be a cowboy. I was raised in East Oakland and it was thugs, not cowboys, who enjoyed the greatest popularity among the guys south of 14th Street, which was the line that divided those who loved the Lone Ranger and those who did not.
November 7, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. - Clad in a black Stetson and Tony Lama lizard-skin boots, Mayor Vince Francia adjusted the holster on his right leg. His six-shooter was loaded with blanks. At least 300 spectators milled around the dusty gravel parking lot of the Horny Toad restaurant and bar, waiting for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. This would be a duel, a quick-draw contest between the mayors to settle a dispute over a motto claimed by both towns: Which one is "the West's Most Western Town?"
April 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Carrie Underwood may not see her hockey-playing husband as often as she'd like, but she's still gushing about their "sweet and sexy" wedded bliss. "You see each other when you can and you talk to each other as much as you can," the singer told People, whose cover she graces this week. "You just have to commit and make it work. " She and Mike Fisher married in July 2010 but are still juggling their busy schedules despite him moving from Canada to Tennessee to be closer to his wife.
March 4, 2013 | By Patrick Pacheco
NEW YORK - Holland Taylor has something in her closet she never dreamed she'd own: four pairs of expensive fine-grain cowboy boots. "You feel tall, you feel strong, you feel like you could get a snakebite on the ankle and live," she says. "I'm now an old lady wearing cowboy boots!" Even at 70, the Philadelphia Main Line native doesn't come off like one during a lunch just before a rehearsal of the play that has taken her deep into mesquite country: "Ann," the one-person show about Ann Richards, the ebullient liberal Texas governor, that Taylor has also written.
December 30, 2012 | By Irene Lacher
Alabama-born Walton Goggins is best known for playing corrupt cop Shane Vendrell on "The Shield" and born-again ex-con Boyd Crowder on "Justified," which earned him an Emmy nomination; the crime drama returns for its fourth season Jan. 8. But Goggins also dispelled any preconceptions about his limits as an actor this year with divergent roles in the films "Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" as well as a recent guest spot on "Sons of Anarchy. " Did you get acting whiplash playing these wildly different roles, from crazed killer to transgender hooker?
March 12, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan and John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
The top three Republicans running for president closed their Mississippi and Alabama campaigns Monday with distinctly different appeals in the staunchly conservative Southern states, whose verdicts in Tuesday's primaries could alter the course of the party's nominating season. In Biloxi, Mobile, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, the White House hopefuls jockeyed for favor among the evangelical Christians who hold sway in the region, but also among a smaller group of more secular Republicans who could prove crucial in what is shaping up as a tight race.
August 14, 2011 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
All eyes were supposed to be on Iowa's straw poll Saturday, but it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry who stole the show — jetting from the official announcement of his Republican presidential run in South Carolina to an intimate house party in New Hampshire where he said he felt "right at home. " Arriving in a caravan of black and silver SUVs in a quiet neighborhood on New Hampshire's seacoast, Perry eschewed the state's informality and showed up in a suit — though no cowboy boots — greeting about 150 guests on the back porch of state Rep. Pam Tucker's house with a big wave and "Hi y'all.
August 7, 1986 | JULIO MORAN, Times Staff Writer
Do clothes really make the man? At first glance, City Manager LeRoy John Jackson, with his wire-rimmed eyeglasses, wide, loud ties and cowboy boots, looks as though he belongs in rustic Kern County, not sophisticated Los Angeles County. Indeed, Jackson grew up in Kern County's China Lake, the son of a civilian personnel administrator at the Naval Weapons Center there who later was elected county supervisor.
January 16, 2000 | Martin Booe
It was dale who got me hooked in 1982, in Tucson, Ariz. Dale, who wore cowboy boots and counterfeit mirrored Ray-Bans. Dale, who was always going off to meet people with names like "Slade" and "El Gourdo." That Dale. Dale was not unsophisticated, but he was a man of powerful appetites. Where food was concerned, his sense of taste had been toughened up by filterless Ducado cigarettes from south of the border and tequila that went down the throat like a swarm of hornets. His palate was like a remote swath of desert that had been hardened by nuclear testing.
October 30, 2010 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles TImes
It's not every day an English actor gets the chance to play a cowboy ? just ask Andrew Lincoln. The star of AMC's new original series, "The Walking Dead," says that when he was first offered the role of Rick Grimes, a small-town sheriff who survives the zombie apocalypse and struggles to stay alive in a world decimated by the flesh-eating undead, the opportunity to saddle up and channel his inner Gary Cooper proved too tempting to resist. "I went to work, and I put on cowboy boots, a Stetson, a bag of guns, and got on a horse called Blade and rode into an apocalyptic Atlanta," Lincoln said recently during a telephone interview.
July 11, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
So many sluggers, no one to lead off. But Bo could run. That was his winter job in Los Angeles, for the NFL's Raiders. Bo Jackson played in his one and only baseball All-Star game in 1989, in Anaheim. Tony La Russa, the American League manager, told Jackson he would bat first for the home team. "I was shocked," Jackson said. "I was just happy to be in the company of so many great athletes. "When he said I was leading off, that meant one thing to me: I had to get my stuff in gear a little earlier than I had planned to."
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