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August 20, 2013 | By Nika Soon-Shiong
The Internet has brought consumers an almost infinite variety of choices in fashion -- and that can be confusing. Now shopping is about to get easier with the launch of a new online experience, One Dress a Day . True to its name, the site, set to open for business on Aug. 26,  plans to bring customers one new, limited-edition style every day of the year. One Dress a Day is the brainchild of Australian fashion designer and Kardashian Kollection license owner Bruno Schiavi.
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April 24, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Brides, if you're shopping for a wedding gown, it might be worth it to stop whatever you're doing and hustle over to Santa Ana this Friday and Saturday. There you'll be able to shop an inventory of new and gently used gowns and accessories for up to 75% off retail prices and help a charitable cause at the same time. Portland, Ore.-based Brides for a Cause is putting on the event, and 50% of proceeds are earmarked for its charitable partner, Wish Upon a Wedding , a nonprofit organization that puts on weddings for couples facing terminal illness or other life-altering challenges.
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NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Disney princess-inspired gowns by Versace, Valentino, Missoni and Oscar de la Renta are now up for bid online in a Christie's benefit auction. Online bidding for the 10 "princess dresses," which started Oct. 18, is in advance of a live auction scheduled for Nov. 13, which will raise money for the London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity .  The dresses, which were originally part of a holiday 2012 Harrods window display,...
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April 21, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a perfect-for-spring pale yellow dress on Easter Sunday, when she and Prince William and baby Prince George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. [Grazia] Earlier in the day she wore a chic dove-gray coat and fascinator to attend church services in Sydney. [BBC] First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" season finale on Thursday and to make a cameo on ABC's "Nashville" on May 7.  [People] The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, model Kate Moss and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman were among the mourners who gathered in Kent, England, on Monday for Peaches Geldof's funeral.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2013 | By Tina Susman
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.
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April 11, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic

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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.
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October 9, 2012 | By Susan Denley
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...
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January 8, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
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.
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
NEWS
August 29, 2013 | By Nika Soon-Shiong
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
April 20, 2014 | Nita Lelyveld
For two weeks now I've had a problem that can only be described as good: drowning in a flood of emails and messages from readers -- and not one of them angry. Hundreds have contacted me in praise of a young woman I wrote about who had no money for a prom dress and so made one out of soda-can tabs. They've asked how to help her, even though many admitted that they're barely getting by themselves. Brie Fainblit lives in Palmdale with her disabled mother and her aunt, who shoulders two part-time jobs to support them.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On Wednesday the Duchess of Cambridge's husband compared her to a banana when she wore a yellow dress. On Thursday, as the couple's tour of New Zealand and Australia continued, the former Kate Middleton wore a blue ikat-batik patterned Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress. And reportedly within minutes, the $325 DVF dress sold out. [People] And on Friday, the duchess wore a white laser-cut frock by Australian designer Zimmerman when the couple visited the Sydney Royal Easter Show agricultural event.
NEWS
April 15, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The wedding gown Margaery (Natalie Dormer) wore for her "Purple Wedding" to Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) took five to six weeks to make, costume designer Michele Clapton told Fashionista -- with one costumer dedicated to making all the rose and thorn embellishments by hand. The idea behind the design? "A creeping briar rose that, although pretty, will draw blood if you catch yourself on its thorns," Clapton said, "and can end up smothering its host. Pretty but dangerous!" Could that be a clue about what happened at the end of the episode?
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic

This post has been corrected, as indicated below.

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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A 19-year-old Northern California girl who was convicted of selling pot brownies to buy a prom dress now faces deportation. Saira Munoz of Yuba City was an 18-year-old senior at River Valley High School when prosecutors say she hired a friend to sell her marijuana-laced brownies. She was caught after a student got sick off one of the brownies. She was convicted of a felony and sentenced to four years of formal probation and nine days in jail with credit for time served, the Sacramento Bee reported . That felony conviction, in turn, put her residency status in jeopardy after the Sutter County Probation Department informed the federal government about her conviction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Times City Beat writer Nita Lelyveld on Sunday told the story of Brie Fainblit, a Palmdale teen who is turning heads with her prom dress. The dress is not from a fancy designer. She could never afford that. So she made it herself, using soda can tabs. Lelyveld writes: She wants to be Highland High's prom queen. She wants to turn heads. Brie lives with her mother, who is disabled, and her aunt, who works two part-time jobs to support them. Often there is not enough money for food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
The students in Chuck Olynyk's world history class will learn about the Hundred Years' War by helping him dress for it. It's not unusual for their teacher to bound around his room at Roosevelt High School — or the "O-zone," as it's known — wearing armor made of aluminum or a puffy tunic as he takes his students on a journey through history. But even for Olynyk, this day is a little different. For one, he tells his students not to bother taking notes. None of this lesson will show up on a test — it's "enrichment," he says.
NEWS
September 10, 1996 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Darlene Mendiola had spent an exhausting April day scoping out bridal shops when she made one last stop at Euphoria in Studio City. That's where she saw It. "I totally fell in love with this dress--it was totally me," she says. "It looked like a Grace Kelly dress. And when I found out they would make it from scratch, I fell in love with it even more."
NATIONAL
March 25, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Colorado third-grader whose freshly shaved head violated her school's dress code will be granted a waiver from the policy because of extraordinary circumstances -- the fact that she cut off her hair to empathize with a cancer-stricken friend. After a closed-door discussion, the board of directors for Caprock Academy in Grand Junction said they voted 3-1 Tuesday night to exempt Kamryn Renfro from the no-shaved-heads rule. "Compassion and selfless acts of courage are to be commended and encouraged -- in children and in adults," the board said in a statement after announcing the decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday. Sources differ on her age but police said she was 49. Her body was found in her New York City apartment by an assistant. Though there were widespread reports that she was found hanged, police said no criminal activity was suspected and the coroner's office is investigating.
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