October 13, 1988
Clodhoppers. Those sensible shoes that evoke images of snowbound New York streets, Rosie the Riveter and timeless proletarian fashion. They may never overtake stiletto heels and low-slung pumps, but in certain circles today, clunky industrial-looking shoes are selling briskly. "It's an anti-fashion statement that's really popular," says Jennifer Thompson of Sepulveda, who owns several pairs. "They're fun, they're comfortable and they catch people's attention." They're also built to last.
May 12, 2004 |
Wanting to know what the mostly Asian American class considered desirable, professor Darrell Hamamoto asked: What posters are on your bedroom walls? After an uncomfortable silence, Hamamoto got the names he expected -- celebrities such as Brad Pitt. There wasn't an Asian among them, which reinforced what he has long believed: that cliches and stereotypes about Asian men have rendered them sexual afterthoughts.
November 29, 2013 |
Jay Z has met with Barneys New York officials to discuss an internal advisory council that is to be formed to deal with the isse of racial profiling, WWD reports. [WWD] John Galliano, fired as creative director at Dior in March 2011 for making anti-Semitic comments, won the right to have his wrongful termination lawsuit against his former employers heard in a French labor court. [WWD] The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alice Temperley cocktail dress and Jimmy Choo heels to present an award Thursday night at an event for the SportsAid charity.
February 27, 1997 |
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Mr. Pat Boone, the country's newest convert to leather and studs. Just what do fashion and music folk have to say about the singer untamed? "It's cringe-making," said Andrew Essex, music editor of Details magazine, of Boone's "In a Metal Mood" get-up that shows copious amounts of slightly crepey, saggy skin. "There was something kind of tragic about it, I think. If I were Pat I would have preserved my dignity."
April 18, 2004 |
Terence McFarland may be the best-dressed executive director ever for LA Stage Alliance (formerly Theatre LA). He recently took the top full-time job at L.A.'s largest arts service organization after serving as interim director since September. McFarland spent 12 years in such jobs as fashion director at Details magazine, fashion editor at Interview, public relations coordinator for Calvin Klein and a consultant for Geoffrey Beene.
October 3, 1998 |
Perilously exposed in the open, a small boy lugs plastic bottles of water beside his mother in besieged, surrounded, chaotic, war-ravaged Sarajevo, where Serbs, Muslims and Croats once coexisted serenely. Suddenly the bottles fly from his arms as he falls dead from a Bosnian Serb sniper's bullet. Then an older man. Then a woman pushing a baby carriage. Then another woman running toward her. U.S.
April 2, 2013
Designers once had to land an HGTV television gig to emerge beyond the world of coffee-table books and shelter magazines. James Magni, however, may have created another channel for getting his design message to the masses: video. Like many other designers, Magni has come out with a book -- a monograph, as some like to say -- called "Magni Modernism" (Abrams, $60), released Tuesday. With a witty introduction by Mayer Rus, the book chronicles the L.A.-based designer's 25-year career -- 240 pages of Magni-fied homes, some local (Beverly Hills, Balboa Island)