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March 2, 2013 | By Booth Moore
PARIS - Presenting her Fall 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week on Friday, Vanessa Bruno, who has a store in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue, proved why she, like Isabel Marant, is a current leader in exporting accessible, everyday French chic to the rest of the world. The look: Boy meets girl with a nod to mod. Oversized blazers and button-down shirts with contrast plackets over roomy trousers and pleated miniskirts. Graphic black-and-white paneled dresses. Tidy coats with contrasting  hems and buttons.
February 17, 2002
My husband and I couldn't agree more with Tom Moore ("Is Freestyle Cruising a Washout?," Letters, Feb. 10). However, not all cruise companies are doing away with the traditional dining experience. We too will not sail with any company that only features freestyle. Who wants to dine in an elegant restaurant where everyone dresses as if they have been doing yard work all day? SUSAN CASHMAN West Hills
September 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Tory Burch chose the second-floor atrium of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as the backdrop for her spring-summer 2013 runway collection which showed on Sept. 11 during New York Fashion Week, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving the audience the same bright, sun-drenched feel as the clothes that came down the catwalk. The inspiration: “American prep remix. We were thinking about a stylish magpie who picks up special pieces while traveling around the world and always mixes them with classic sporstwear.” Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look: Yellow wheat patterns printed on silk faille dresses, patchwork jackets and shorts, honeycomb eyelet dresses and dresses covered in a floral print of the daisy's kissing cousin, the black-eyed Susan.
September 7, 1986 | Herbert J. Vida
Beverly J. Mosier of Laguna Beach is enjoying a personal resurgence in doll collecting, thanks to her three daughters who left home and took their dolls with them, "and suddenly there were no dolls left for me," she said. To cure that, Mosier started making dolls and now has 300 of them, including a complete set of First Ladies gowned in exact replicas of the dresses they wore for the inauguration ball.
March 13, 1987 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Fashion Editor
Hemlines have taken a noticeable hike at many designer houses here. Some retail executives say this above-the-knee length looks fresh and they'll promote it. Others say they'll keep all options open and buy a smorgasbord of lengths, from almost to the ankle to just below mid-thigh. This hemline issue is perplexing and anachronistic. Almost everyone agrees that fashion nowadays is more a matter of wearing the right proportions.
November 2, 2012 | By Carla Hall
Anyone who has caught a glimpse of the presidential candidates' wives on the campaign trail knows that safe, boxy suits are not in the fashion vocabulary of either the Democratic first lady or the Republican who aspires to replace her. The appearance of Michelle Obama and Ann Romney in similarly full-skirted dresses at the third and final presidential debate prompted two editors at the Atlantic to launch into an online dialogue pondering the abundance...
June 30, 1989 | GAILE ROBINSON
Bob Mackie wedding gowns. What a concept. The master of strategically placed sequins, turning his hand to veils of illusion. It was a must-see event, when Mackie's orange-blossom special roared through the bridal salon at Bullocks Wilshire. The man has a talent for tapping into women's pre-adolescent, closet fantasies. He touches that moment, sometime between the first Barbie doll and the first car date, when visions of strapless, glitter gowns trimmed in marabou sear themselves onto a young girl's subconscious.
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