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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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NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no fashion cops on Capitol Hill ready to haul away women who happen to be wearing patterned stockings, suede pumps, flashy hats and too much jewelry. But the wife of one San Fernando Valley congressman warns other incoming congressional spouses to beware of overdoingtheir garb, at least in public. In a lighthearted presentation at a recent orientation for congressional spouses, Patricia McKeon, wife of Santa Clarita Republican Rep.
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.
IMAGE
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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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2007 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Michael Urie and Becki Newton are having a "When Harry Met Sally" moment, and it's not just because they're telling the story of how they met. Urie: The first day of the pilot. Newton: Yup. Urie: We met on 23rd Street. Newton: On 23rd Street, between 5th and 6th, and Ashley Jensen was there. Urie: With Ashley Jensen. The three of us met and we were hi, hi, hi. Newton: We were like, what is this? I guess it's a pilot. Urie: We ran around, had lunch. Newton: Filmed a little. Said goodbye.
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September 30, 2007 | Booth Moore
London OFTEN what's on the street is just as inspiring as what's on the runway, and this season it was all about hats -- newsboy caps, berets, fedoras, a top hat or two, even a spiraling cotton-candy-like confection that turned up in the audience of the Eley Kishimoto show. Of course, there is a long tradition of hat-wearing in Britain, and the queen is rarely seen in public without one.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | FRANCINE PARNES, Parnes is a free-lance fashion writer based in Los Angeles.
As the party season approaches, the accompanying deluge of invitations has black-tie greenhorns scrambling. "Men are coming into our store saying they've been instructed not to return home until they clean up their act," says Rick Pallack, a Sherman Oaks clothier and designer. "Their wives and girlfriends have sent them, after telling them to dress as if they live in this century." So how does a mild-mannered dresser become a sartorial superman?
NEWS
December 18, 1992 | JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you want to give a man a gift he'll keep close, grow attached to and use just about every day, try a wallet. Few things are more personal or as important to a man as his billfold. Wallets vary, from large credit card receptacles to small trifolds that fit easily in a back pocket. Whatever the style, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a wallet.
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September 23, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
Only Nicolas Ghesquière could get away with charging almost $6,000 for something that in many countries you can pick up on a street corner. True, the fringed, ethnic scarves he sent down the Balenciaga fall runway were rich with colors and adornments, some with bronze coins or relics attached at the hem. His preppy-gone-globe-trotting look owed everything to them; they made fashion gypsies out of girls in nothing more exotic than navy blazers and khaki jodhpurs. But $5,595 for a scarf?
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July 15, 2007 | Adam Tschorn
HERMeS is being all hush-hush about it, but there was Cameron Silver, owner of L.A.'s famed vintage emporium Decades, flashing the coolest of man bags around the Paris men's shows earlier this month. And it turns out he'd designed the bag himself. For Hermes. The "Cameron" is a structured flap style not unlike a Birkin in dark leather with Hermes orange lining, a shoulder strap and side pockets. When unfolded, it looks roomy enough to accommodate a handful of yellow legal pads.
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