March 27, 1997 |
Who knew the innocent headband could become such a vilified accessory? Certainly not Hillary Rodham Clinton, who endured slings and arrows during the first administration for wearing them. Style snobs declared the accessories childish, dowdy, preppy and denounced the aging sorority sister look as unbecoming to a first lady. So Hill cooled it awhile (although White House officials insist she never gave up the 'bands) and went through a plethora of hairstyles. But hold on--they're back. And the L.
December 5, 1996 |
"Evita"-inspired accessories aren't the only ticket to Hollywood glamour this season. Designer Bonny Jularbal of West Los Angeles gleans the essence of films, rather than duplicates actual props, in her line of handbags. That way, she says, she can capture stylistic nuances without sacrificing current design trends. The black-and-white A-frame bag inspired by "The Thin Man" (1934), for example, reflects the Art Deco period.
November 28, 1996 |
Everything that Remi Hoang knows about the fashion business he picked up at Mervyn's, Nordstrom, Bernini and Apropos. Over the years, while sales clerking in department stores and upscale boutiques, he learned that accessories make a wardrobe tick. And, being the frenetic type, he also learned that he worked best solo. "I've always been an entrepreneur and a control freak," says Remi, who goes by his first name only.
September 5, 1996 |
When the Orange County Performing Arts Center stages its $500-per-plate 10th-anniversary gala Sunday, many women will wear their biggest diamonds, grandest sapphires and fattest emeralds. "All of the important stuff will be trotted out," says Catherine Thyen, gala chairwoman. Dazzling displays of fine jewelry are expected not only at the center gala but also at a host of ritzy black-tie affairs slated for Orange County this fall, including the South Coast Repertory's Embassy Ball on Sept.
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April 16, 1996 |
A 44-year-old Chatsworth woman was ordered to pay $1,720 in fines Monday after pleading no contest to peddling counterfeit Chanel merchandise at a booth at the Encino Glen Golf Course, officials said. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Frank Johnson also placed Shelley Weinstein-Faigenblat on three years' summary probation and ordered her to forfeit the 28 handbags and scarves police seized from her booth in the golf course's banquet room, Deputy City Atty. Mark Lambert said.
April 9, 1996 |
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.
April 5, 1996 |
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.
March 28, 1996 |
The significant other in your life goes to his closet for his favorite blazer and slacks and they're not there. He sees you leaving the house in something that looks uncomfortably similar. What's going on? Beginning with Katharine Hepburn's tailored trousers and continuing with Donna Karan's so-called Boyfriend Jacket--inspired by a loose, structured blazer in her husband's wardrobe--the allure of men's haberdashery has been a not-so-well-kept secret.
February 29, 1996 |
Top menswear designers Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Richard Tyler have all eschewed slouchy suits for a more refined silhouette. So it's fitting that French cuff shirts and cuff links are coming out of the closet. But this time, instead of adding to the sober sartorial look, cuff links are part of a new stuffed-shirt rebellion.