July 5, 1991 |
Sometimes there's a fine line between costumes for the stage and fashions for the street. To be original and daring without being theatrical is a designer's seasonal dilemma. But that rule often eludes fashion design students, who are free of the burden of having to sell their clothes. This was clear last week at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's (FIDM) annual presentation at the Embassy Theater.
June 28, 1991 |
As time draws near for the July presentations of the haute couture fashion shows in Paris, the question of who can attend comes to mind. It's a snap to get in if you're an accredited journalist, a celebrity or a steady customer who's not squeamish about spending as much as $25,000 for a dress. But if you're not among those few, how do you get into these exclusive shows? Buy a seat through a raffle.
December 8, 1991
Advice for socializing in the sobering '90s comes from no less a veteran than Holly Woodlawn, the former Andy Warhol superstar, who now lives quietly in Los Angeles and has taken to moderation. Woodlawn (nee Harold Ajzenberg), who has just penned her autobiography, "A Low Life in High Heels" (St. Martin's Press), was out every night in the '70s, partying until 5 or 6 a.m. with the celebrity crowd. "I was at Studio 54 opening night and stayed five years," she quips. But it took a toll.
February 14, 1999 |
It may look as if she skinned stuffed animals to make them, but handbag designer Karan Feder assures that's not the case. Feder, who lives in L.A., has been turning out whimsical bags since May, using imitation yak, poodle, monkey, gorilla and afghan furs trimmed with wood grain, hula print, glitter, rainbow or ribbed vinyl handles--without ever setting foot in a toy store. If you're confused about whether these bags are for kids or adults, you aren't alone.
May 4, 2011 |
Marie Osmond got married Wednesday to someone she's known a long time: She remarried first husband Stephen Craig, whom she divorced in 1985 after three years of marriage. Osmond, 51, and Craig, 54 were married in a private ceremony at the Las Vegas Mormon temple, with a reception following at their nearby home. "I am so happy and look forward to sharing my life with Stephen, who is an amazing man as well as a great father to my children," Osmond told People magazine . The pending remarriage had been rumored for months, an Access Hollywood source said, with People noting that the choice of wedding date has significance for the bride: It's the birthday of both Marie's late mom, Olive, and her late son, Michael.
February 24, 2014 |
Hit a cop car, don't go to jail - such is life for Amanda Bynes, who on Monday entered a no-contest plea to reckless driving in a case that had started with the former actress being accused of driving under the influence in April 2012. In exchange for her plea to "wet reckless," L.A. Now reported, Bynes will serve three years of probation and attend three months of alcohol-education classes. "Wet reckless" is reportedly the lowest charge prosecutors can seek in a DUI case. Her attorney entered the plea on her behalf.
August 29, 1986 |
To borrow from the going lingo, jewelry should make a statement this fall. It shouldn't look cowering or meek. And when 350 booths of baubles make statements simultaneously, the result can be a din. Sensory overload time. The recent Los Angeles Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Show at the L.A. Convention Center displayed everything from paper boas called "tropical furs" to sunglasses equipped with flashing lights.
November 4, 2002 |
7th on Sixth, the production company that organizes New York's biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, announced plans to launch a similar event here, during a cocktail reception Friday attended by some of L.A.'s best-known designers, including Richard Tyler, Rick Owens, Randolph Duke and Jeremy Scott. Representatives from 7th say their aim is to use the event, set to take place April 1 to 4, to bring some order to L.A.'
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November 30, 1996 |
Female inmates at the James A. Musick Branch Jail are sewing their way out of trouble. Nonviolent offenders doing time for drug, prostitution, drunk-driving and other offenses spend weekdays at the facility near Irvine working toward industrial sewing certificates that will qualify them for apparel-making jobs on their release. "I have a high success rate in the sense that sewing is very therapeutic," said Karen Encinas, 41, the jail employee who teaches the program.
October 18, 2006 |
Among the subjective measures of the success of Los Angeles Fashion Week is this: a crackdown. Planners for the runway shows at Smashbox Studios in Culver City and related events are reporting RSVPs hundreds in excess of capacity, of begging requests for dozens of tickets and strict invitation-only warnings to would-be crashers. So say you're a dedicated follower of fashion and you must have a seat of your own to the action?