March 27, 2013 |
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.
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)
December 16, 2007 |
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.
December 16, 2007 |
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.
October 21, 2007 |
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.
June 22, 2007 |
Three hours. That's how long it took Anya Hindmarch's cult canvas "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" to sell out after hitting her Robertson Boulevard boutique Wednesday. Dozens of customers lined up, some camped out on lawn chairs since 4 a.m., waiting for the store to open. At the New York City location, they even stood out in the rain. The British handbag designer was on hand for the L.A. launch, signing the first 10 bags sold. "I'm no green goddess," she said. "But in fashion you do have a platform.