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MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999
Cher, who dresses almost exclusively--and albeit scantily at times--in Bob Mackie creations for the Oscars, keeps her reputation for raising eyebrows intact year after year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times
On occasion, my wife and I have taken out-of-town visitors on Sunday outings to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles to expose the uninitiated to the joy of a live gospel choir. I sometimes wonder how I stand with that power greater than myself while intruding on a house of worship solely to observe a spectacle. But we're always received so warmly that I quickly lose myself in the music and forget where I am. In that state, I've paid little notice to hats and shoes and dresses.
NEWS
September 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- There was a three-celebrity pileup at Francisco Costa's Calvin Klein show Thursday, the final day of New York Fashion Week, when Emma Stone, Diane Kruger and Amy Adams turned up in the front row for the first time this season. (Now that's what I call a fashion exclusive). The inspiration: Urban femininity. Photos: New York Fashion Week celebrity sightings The look: Sculptural dresses, jackets and skirts in pale silks with subtle volumes and dark, shaded edges, as if sketched by a charcoal pencil or folded out of paper.
NEWS
October 11, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Day one of the Los Angeles Fashion Council's slate of runway shows at the Grove shopping center closed out with L.A.-based Odylyne, by designer Stephanie Lampkin. Inspiration: "The Odylyne spring 2014 collection is heavily inspired by the symmetry and mysticism found in the Indian and Moroccan cultures," Lampkin said in her show notes. The look: That meant adding a whole lot of wild paisley and little bit of metallic foiled lace to the Greco-Roman-goddess-gone-Bohemian silhouette Lampkin does so well.  Key pieces: Fluttering maxi dresses and thigh-skimming minis in the aforementioned paisley print, floor-length bare-shouldered gowns and floral gowns and cloth-belted dresses sheer enough to suntan through -- would that the sun actually emerge on the rare overcast L.A. day.   The verdict:   Odylyne , consistently one of the strongest labels to show during the last few seasons of Los Angeles Fashion Week, was our hands-down favorite of the day -- and the perfect way to end the inaugural day of Los Angeles Fashion Council shows at the Grove.  ALSO:   LAFW SS14: ISM Mode LAFW SS14: Linden review LAFW SS14: Stella Proseyn adam.tschorn@latimes.com
IMAGE
April 17, 2011 | Steffie Nelson
Anyone who has set foot in Shareen Vintage, a vast downtown warehouse space lined with endless racks of sparkly cocktail frocks, gauzy hippie robes and an eclectic mix of other garments, will hardly be surprised to learn that the shop's owner, Shareen Mitchell, is starring in a new reality show, "Dresscue Me," premiering Tuesday on Discovery's Planet Green channel. Tall and blond with sculpted cheekbones and an imperious bearing that reflects her Seven Sisters education and thespian training, Mitchell also has a seventh sense for fashion.
NEWS
October 2, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- It was a “Downton Abbey” moment by way of Rome and Paris on Tuesday afternoon when Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli showed their spring-summer 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The designers, who have been at the helm of the fabled Roman fashion house since 2008, turned out a graceful collection of demure frocks that brought to mind the ladies of "Downton. " Inspiration: Nostalgia for female sensuality, not sexuality. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Modest.
NATIONAL
March 23, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas resident Leigh Aurbach recalls the pain that struck her heart, like a needle prick from a corsage-pinning, at seeing young women miss their high school proms because they were too poor to afford a gown. Prom season is now underway across America, and thanks to a nonprofit here, disadvantaged teens will have ample choice of dresses for a youth's rite of passage. On Saturday in downtown Las Vegas, as part of “Operation Glass Slipper,” hundreds of girls are expected to converge on an industrial space near the old City Hall to peruse 1,500 prom gowns in a range of shapes, colors and sizes.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring 2014 collection Monday morning at the gilded Opera Garnier. The inspiration: Understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes playing on transparency and opacity, according to show notes. The look: Sweet in the City, with an earthy palette of navy, brick, chalk and blue. Key pieces: Cap-sleeve dresses with sheer skirts and subtle slashes providing natural air conditioning. Liquid silk pants suits. Organza dresses with a crocodile pattern effect.
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, Carey Mulligan and many more are fans of wearing his structured, body conscious dresses on the red carpet. Because when it comes to fierce femininity, Roland Mouret has got it down. The designer showed his stellar spring-summer collection on Friday at Paris Fashion Week. The look: Sexy, assertive. Sharp cuts and folds. Shards of color. Close-to-the-body draping. Shift dresses, pencil skirts and tops with a fragmented architecture. Judo-inspired vests and blazers.
TRAVEL
May 6, 2001
I enjoy the Her World column every week, and I am writing about something I have noticed on so-called "travel clothes" for women: The dresses (and maybe skirts too) don't have any pockets. Who designs these things? Obviously someone who has never been on a plane or stayed in a hotel. Where can I stash my room key if I just want to walk to the hotel lobby for a moment? Men's travel wear usually has numerous pockets, including zippered security ones. I won't buy travel dresses until they put pockets in them.
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