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July 31, 1992 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Summer's the time for wearing baseball caps, but this season the soft hats with the long bills are no longer just for taking out to the ballgame. Baseball caps are everywhere, from the fashion runways of Milan to the streets of Los Angeles. Hollywood's beautiful people--including Janet Jackson, Madonna and Eddie Murphy--are wearing baseball caps as symbols of their street-wise chic.
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BUSINESS
February 9, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a starter kit and sell the company's merchandise at in-home trunk show parties; they also earn money from purchases made on the brand's website and mobile app. The San Bruno, Calif., company has 370 employees and more than 18,000 active stylists in five countries.
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April 16, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nicola Trussardi, whose luxury fashion accessories made the firm that bears his name one of Italy's most popular designers, has died. Trussardi died Wednesday of injuries he sustained in a car accident Tuesday night on the outskirts of Milan. He was 56. News reports from Italy said police were investigating the crash. Police reportedly believe that Trussardi may have suffered a stroke or other debilitating health problem and lost control of his car.
NEWS
December 30, 2013 | By Judi Dash
How could your smart phone be handier than hanging from your neck? And wouldn't it be nice to have some credit cards or cash there too? That's what you get with Vanesa Rey's new necklace cases , sleekly designed slim wallet cases (available only for the iPhone 5 and 5s for now) that dangle from a long removable antiqued brass chain, turning functionality into jewelry. The phone snaps into one side of the wallet, facing out so the touch screen is accessible; the other side has a cut out at the top left, making the camera and flashlight fully functional as well.
NEWS
April 5, 1996 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apit bull could communicate that you're a bully. A Chihuahua might mean you're chichi. A shar pei says preppy, possibly. Your canine, in fact, could say as much about you as your ZIP code, your coupe or the cut of your blazer. Dogs, you see, are the fashion accessory of the day. "It's almost impossible to have the right style without the right dogs," declares designer Isaac Mizrahi in the docudrama "Unzipped," after admiring Eartha Kitt's twin standard poodles.
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April 9, 1996 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pit bull could communicate that you're a bully. A Chihuahua might mean you're chichi. A shar pei says preppy, possibly. Your canine, in fact, could say as much about you as your ZIP code, your coupe or the cut of your blazer. Dogs, you see, are the fashion accessory of the day. "It's almost impossible to have the right style without the right dogs," declares designer Isaac Mizrahi in the docudrama "Unzipped," after admiring Eartha Kitt's twin standard poodles.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2003 | From Reuters
The movie and fashion industries should stop glamorizing smoking, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. It urged them to "stop being used as vehicles of death and disease." The U.N. body, trying to realize a global anti-tobacco treaty, called on the film industry to avoid presenting smoking in a favorable light and on the fashion industry not to use cigarettes as fashion accessories.
MAGAZINE
December 7, 1997
The two fashion accessories undeniably necessary for spending any time outdoors at the Getty are big hats and even bigger sunglasses because, frankly, 73,750,000 pounds of marble make for the world's largest tanning bed. It's bright up there--be prepared. * Be ready to walk. A lot. The center is big--110 acres.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1991 | A roundup of business developments spotted by other publications. Items were compiled and edited by Grassroots Research, a unit of the San Francisco money management firm RCM Capital Management.
Bright Baubles: One bright spot in retailing is the sale of costume jewelry, scarves, belts and hair ornaments. Claire's Stores Inc. of Florida reports sales at its largest subsidiary, Claire's Boutique, rose 35% in 1990 to $254.9 million. The subsidiary specializes in fashion accessories whose average cost is about $4. Most of its shoppers are teen-agers and young career women.
NEWS
January 18, 1999 | SUSAN CARPENTER
Most people wouldn't want to comb their hair with an old bicycle part in the morning. Unless, maybe, it was a Handlebar Brush--one of many fashion accessories Littlearth makes from recycled handle grips, tassels, reflectors, inner tubes and other urban detritus. "We started this business because we wanted to do something that was creative and had a positive social impact," says Rob Brandegee, a Pittsburgh native who co-founded the company with his girlfriend, Ava DeMarco, in 1993.
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March 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Potter and home furnishings designer Jonathan Adler is bringing his signature brand of “happy chic” to the world of fashion, with a new line of men's and women's accessories landing now in his boutiques, including the ones in L.A. and Orange County. Colorful scarves, ties, hats, bags and belts, priced from $38 to $398, incorporate whimsical design motifs such as birds and Greek keys taken from his home accessories line and have the pimped-out preppy vibe of his interiors at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and elsewhere.
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December 13, 2009
Amsterdam Girard, Electra cruiser bike designed by midcentury artist Alexander Girard Electra Bicycle Co., based in San Diego, introduces the Amsterdam Girard featuring midcentury graphics by Alexander Girard adorning a modernized Dutch city bike. Fenders and an enclosed chain case make it easier to run errands in an Alexander Wang dress. The Tree of Life retails for $749.99 and the Quatrefoil for $799 ($25 rebate for bikes priced over $399.99 if purchased before the end of the year)
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October 19, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
AFTER THE Dow's plunge this month, it's safe to say many people aren't rushing out to buy the season's latest "it" bags. Even for those who've got the cash, that $2,000 might do better in the bank than hanging from a shoulder. And yet, it's only natural to want a new fall carry-all after years of buying back-to-school backpacks and filling them with shiny school supplies. If you can afford to usher in the season with a leather satchel or oversized tote from Valentino or Prada, live it up.
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October 12, 2008 | Victoria Namkung, Special to The Times
FIRST came nail polish, then acrylic press-ons. Next? How about shrink-wrap color? Though it's still largely under the radar, Minx, a 2- to 4-millimeter-thick film that's cut to fit the nail and affixed with a heat-activated adhesive, has been winning converts -- and celebrity fans -- since it was introduced two years ago. Beyonce has worn Minx to award shows and red carpet events, and other high-profile fans include Blake Lively, Lisa Marie Presley and her daughter Riley Keough.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2007 | Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- Arianne Callender never considered herself a designer handbag kind of girl. Her wallet forbade such frivolous longings. But this holiday season, Callender, 33, will be toting a quilted leather Chanel pouchette that retails for about $400. She'll also be decked out in pearl Lori Bonn earrings and a sterling silver pendant necklace by Elle -- all rented online for a few dollars each day, with no one the wiser.
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December 16, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
MENTION aviator sunglasses and "Top Gun" may be the first thing that comes to mind. But a close second should be Ray-Ban, the company that originated the style 70 years ago. Modeled after military-issue goggles, aviators were developed for pilots who needed anti-glare glasses. They became popular with civilians in the late 1960s and early 1970s, only to be eclipsed by the Ray-Ban Wayfarer in the 1980s. In Hollywood, aviators never strayed too far from the spotlight.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Potter and home furnishings designer Jonathan Adler is bringing his signature brand of “happy chic” to the world of fashion, with a new line of men's and women's accessories landing now in his boutiques, including the ones in L.A. and Orange County. Colorful scarves, ties, hats, bags and belts, priced from $38 to $398, incorporate whimsical design motifs such as birds and Greek keys taken from his home accessories line and have the pimped-out preppy vibe of his interiors at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and elsewhere.
NEWS
June 4, 1993 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Overheard in a Southern California jewelry store: "Do you want just a plain cross or do you want one with the little man on it?" The line between devotional wear and pure fashion may not be that stark--or sacrilegious--but you get the idea. You don't necessarily have to be religious to wear religious jewelry. Madonna, of course, was the bellwether of the trend toward religious jewelry as fashion in the early '80s.
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December 16, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
An evening bag may not actually hold much more than a valet ticket, some Listerine strips and a Razr phone, but without one, getting dressed up just wouldn't be the same. They can add extra sparkle or an unexpected dash of color to a simple dress, or breathe new life into an otherwise tired old frock. But with the prices of accessories soaring, evening clutches can cost more than you paid for the dress, forcing you to use the same bag every time you go to a formal affair.
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November 25, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
IT was inevitable that the 1980s revival would bring back fashion's love affair with chains. Remember those fabulous Vogue spreads with Cindy Crawford weighted down in layers of Chanel chain necklaces? Now, labels as diverse as preppy J. Crew and ladylike Prada are chaining up oversized bags, dainty ballet flats and simple T-shirts.
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