CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2006 |
Those not in the diamond trade might find it hard to understand why Emile Chayto, a Geneva dealer with more than 40 years of experience, gave $14 million worth of gems to a stranger who claimed to be the wife of the deceased president of the Congo -- before she had paid him one penny. Unfortunately for Chayto, she was not the widow of Mobutu Sese Seko. And her wire transfer never arrived.
December 19, 2007 |
A young Australian actress with wild red curls and porcelain skin wore a simple but short black velvet gown when she walked the Oscar carpet in 1991 on husband Tom Cruise's arm. Three years later, Nicole Kidman was back. But she knew enough in 1994 to don a more appropriate long black Valentino gown, again clinging close to Cruise, her costar in their coolly received 1992 film, "Far and Away."
September 22, 1996 |
Back in Hollywood's heyday, when glamour was part of the job description, leading ladies dripped with precious gems and 18-karat gold. Unlike some at this year's Oscar ceremony who topped off a Gap T-shirt or Armani gown with borrowed rocks from Van Cleef & Arpels or Harry Winston, these ladies owned. So when the jewelry from the estates of four former Hollywood stars goes on the Christie's auction block Oct. 3, more than diamonds and gold will be up for sale to the highest bidder.
September 24, 2006 |
Text by Kristin Young; Photographs by Randee St. Nicholas * Resource Guide: Page 29 Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane white cotton tuxedo shirt, $395, black silk tie, $155, and yellow-and-black sunglasses, $205, all at Dior Homme, Beverly Hills. Black jeans by Nudie Jeans Co., $185, at Traffic Men, Los Angeles. Prada leopard-print belt, $345, Comme des Garcons red belt with chain, $165, and Dries Van Noten gold sequin scarf, $255, all at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills.
November 5, 1993
The models refused to cooperate. Some had to be dragged down the runway. Others jumped off the Astroturf ramp and ran through the audience. And most shook off their hats and wigs and gnawed at their clothes. But what did you expect from the 50 contestants that entered Newport Dunes Resort's "Top Dog" fashion show in Newport Beach on Saturday?
February 11, 2008 |
THE red carpet at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards threw into sharp relief just how safe female musicians are required to play it these days. The steady stream of jewel-toned gowns, softly waved tresses and unremarkable diamond baubles was eerily similar to the red carpet scene at the Screen Actors Guild Awards a few weeks ago. Since when did pop and rock stars start dressing like actresses?
May 25, 1986 |
A London auctioneer this Wednesday will sell a curious document that almost makes Imelda Marcos look like the model of shopping restraint. The Marcos treasury of shoes, gowns and bad or fake classical paintings has become famous since the Philippine upheaval. But Imelda Marcos could have taken lessons from Empress Josephine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2007 |
A judge Thursday sentenced Michael Goodwin to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murders of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife in what prosecutors said were revenge killings for a business partnership gone awry. Goodwin, who was dressed in a dark gray jacket and had brown-rimmed glasses perched low on his nose, showed no reaction as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz sentenced him. A jury in the same Pasadena courthouse had convicted him Jan.