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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.
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.
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,...
March 13, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Forget for a minute that the collection Betsey Johnson sent down the catwalk here Wednesday night was the exact same one she had already shown at New York Fashion Week less than a month ago. Forget too that the show - scheduled for 8 p.m. -- didn't start until almost an hour and 45 minutes late. While we're at it, let's just go ahead and forget that the Style Fashion Week tent essentially sits on what's probably one of the least glamorous stretches of real estate in the city -- a parking garage roof within spitting distance of the freeway.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
March 9, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
We've seen supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posing in bejeweled bikinis and gigantic feather wings. Now she's crossing over to the other side of the camera, creating a line of beachy, bohemian clothing called ále by Alessandra. The longtime Victoria's Secret Angel draws on her Brazilian heritage and Southern California lifestyle for the collection, which is scheduled to debut at Planet Blue stores and on March 15. "It reflects my everyday life," Ambrosio says of the collection, whose pieces sell for $60 to $260.
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days. The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like. One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner. Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.
March 4, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
The hectic pace of the Oscar night coverage here at All The Rage central meant we never got a chance to check out this year's winning Red Carpet Green Dress looks, which were revealed to the world Sunday afternoon as Olga Kurylenko and Kellan Lutz hit the Academy Awards red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The details of the outfits' eco-friendiness, provided by the challenge's organizers, are fascinating. Among them: Kurylenko's gown is 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and 100% GOTS certified organic silk, hand-dyed with Sappanwood (considered sustainable because of its fast growth rate)
March 3, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On the whole, the Oscars' red carpet was one elegant look after another , with some singular statements, as Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore notes. Among some we're still thinking about Monday morning are Lupita Nyongo's Nairobi blue accordian-pleat gown and Cate Blanchett's pale gold Armani Prive -- both were winning looks for Academy Award-winning actresses. PHOTOS: Best and worst dressed on the red carpet A couple of others we are thinking about that didn't get as much attention on Oscar Sunday represent two ends of a spectrum: Liza Minnelli in a vintage Halston pantsuit and Emma Watson in a spanking-new rib-knit godet skirt from Vera Wang's fall-winter 2014 collection.
March 1, 2014 | By Jennifer Lee
(Disclaimer: Written while fully appreciating every second of this insane and transient journey) OK, so, throughout our entire "Frozen" press tour that began some four months ago, the question I've been asked most is: What is the hardest part about being a female director? During production, I might have picked the infamous notes sessions that occurred every 12 weeks in our story room, where about 40 of my fellow directors, writers and story artists bombarded us with notes and tore our film apart.
February 28, 2014 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
It wasn't Windansea Beach itself but a detour taken while trying to find a parking spot there that led to the mother lode of inspiration for Jonathan Cohen's spring collection. The 28-year-old designer, who grew up near the fabled beach in La Jolla and is now based in New York, had recently reread "The Pump House Gang," Tom Wolfe's 1968 story about rowdy teens who hung out at the pump house at Windansea, defending their sandy turf from the over-25 set. When he was home last March, Cohen was determined to see the place with fresh eyes.
January 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
At the newest David's Bridal store, wedged in a Los Angeles strip mall with an auto parts merchant and a Subway sandwich shop, customers won't find the chain's usual budget-conscious dresses, fluorescent lighting and wall-to-wall carpeting. Instead, there's glossy tile flooring. Chandeliers. Curated displays of shoes, glittering jewelry and pearl-encrusted clutches. Artfully draped curtains lead into a bright area lined with mirrored dressing rooms and plush chairs, evoking the boutique salons on Robertson Boulevard or Melrose Place.
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."
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You dream of a getaway to Tahiti (or perhaps it's just a day trip to Topanga). You conjure visions of sun and surf, swaying palms and fragrant blooms. Luckily, you can dress the part. Michael Kors' vision for spring? "A modern pinup at the beach. " At the spring 2014 shows, his offerings included a grass green and white blossom-print bikini top paired with a matching pencil skirt for the ultimate in casual luxe. FULL COVERAGE: Spring fashion Fausto Puglisi used palm trees in prints on long skirts and kicky dresses.
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