May 3, 2013 |
The straps have it. A New Jersey school board has ruled that eighth-grade girls attending a dance next month must wear dresses with straps -- or at least one strap -- ending a debate that raised allegations of sexism, led to a school principal being threatened, and forced the cancellation of another dance. The decision Wednesday night in Readington Township, about 60 miles west of New York City, was not without drama. The township's school board heard more than an hour of testimony from parents and would-be fashion police, and it cast three votes before reaching a decision, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
April 11, 2014 |
Is there anything Zooey Deschanel can't do? She's the star of television's “New Girl” series, singer for She & Him and creative director of the lifestyle website for young women HelloGiggles.com . And now she's collaborated with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger on a new capsule collection. She even has her own term to describe the collection's aesthetic: "Modical,” as in a marriage of '60s mod and Hilfiger-heritage red, white and blue nautical. Called To Tommy, From Zooey, the collection includes 16 dresses, two purses and assorted jewelry and shoes.
October 9, 2012 |
Katy Perry had a busy weekend. We have this picture showing that she attended the VIP premiere of the fourth-annual Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park on Sunday night and she looked ready for whatever might come her way, wearing a leather jacket studded with spikes over a floral dress, topped off by a chic hat. Elsewhere on Sunday, Perry was spotted at a political fundraiser wearing a manicure featuring tiny portraits of President Obama...
January 8, 2014 |
It was an invasion of the body con dresses at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. But it was no horror; it was smokin' hot. Jessica Alba wore a strapless white bustier dress by Jason Wu with sexy lacing up the sides that was about as far from First Lady Michelle Obama's fairytale white Jason Wu first inaugural gown as you can get. Alba accessorized the look with white Casadei pumps. (That's right, they aren't just for summertime anymore.) PHOTOS: The red carpet at the People's Choice Awards "Girls" star Allison Williams chose an electric blue-and-white dress by hot and getting-hotter London designer David Koma , who was recently tapped to design the Thierry Mugler label.
August 29, 2013 |
It is difficult to imagine that before 1950 the bridal industry did not exist. The growth of what is today a $70-billion dollar industry is reflected at the Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition “I Do! I Do! Part II.” August marked the opening of the second installment of the museum's survey of wedding fashion. While Part I exhibited the most beautiful dresses between 1850 and 1950, Part II presents dresses from roughly 1950 to the present, chosen for the way they define specific styles of the era. The exhibition follows themes throughout the decades, such as the influence of royalty and film, the growth of the bridal industry itself and more recently the progression of same-sex marriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1999
Re "Modesty Squad Dressing Down Secular Israelis," Aug. 9: I guess hating Arabs isn't enough for the ultra-Orthodox in Israel, so now they're attacking their fellow countrymen. Apparently the God they worship cares very much about how one dresses, what foods one eats and whether or not one drives a car on a certain day of the week but doesn't give a damn about hatred and violence against one's fellow man. They call this religious. I call it insane. TAMA WINOGRAD Studio City