April 23, 1995
A development plan created by a property owners association and the Community Redevelopment Agency for the South Park neighborhood next to the Los Angeles Convention Center will be presented at a meeting Thursday. Development ideas include parks and plazas, a magnet public school, a public art program and preservation of historic buildings. Michelle Heilpern, a spokeswoman for the South Park Stakeholders Group, said the association wants to draw attention to the area.
August 30, 1999 |
Who: Giovanni Fraga, 19, of North Hollywood, a student at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and part-time, in-store visual display worker at Rampage, Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks. His Bag: An arm pack. How Long He's Been Wearing It: Five months. What's Inside: "My pager, a roll of cash in the side compartment, my Chap Stick, my driver's license, my inhaler [Fraga has asthma]. When I go to clubs, I usually carry my friends' compacts or their lipsticks."
August 8, 2010
Designers and fashion-lovers alike turned out July 24 to launch this year's Art of Television Costume Design exhibit at the FIDM Museum and Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. It's the fifth year in a row for the show, mounted in conjunction with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to showcase the work of costume designers working on current shows, including 2010 Emmy nominees and last year's Emmy winner, Robert Blackman who won for "Pushing Daisies."
November 2, 1990 |
Los Angeles, the cultural melting pot, is a steady source of fresh fashion talent from around the world. Recently, four young designers have captured attention. Best known is Kim Dam, 35, who was born in Vietnam. She believes that life there in the war-torn '70s taught her how to surmount chaos and career obstacles. She and her family escaped as boat people and arrived in Los Angeles in 1975.
March 3, 2004 |
Los Angeles real estate developer and investor Wayne Ratkovich has returned to the downtown area with the $30-million purchase of an office building at 800 Wilshire Blvd. In the late 1970s Ratkovich bought and restored two historic properties--the Fine Arts and the Oviatt buildings -- in the central business district. He sold them by the early 1980s and moved on to renovate historic properties in the Wilshire Center including the Wiltern Theater and Chapman Market.
December 16, 2004
Question: Are there generally accepted fashion rules -- such as no white shoes before Memorial Day -- that don't apply in L.A.? Moore: These days, most style watchers would tell you there are no fashion rules -- anywhere. Denim is inappropriate for the office? Nonsense. Today, jeans can cost as much as a car payment, and look crisp and professional too. No open-toed shoes in the winter? Tell that to the chauffeured set. Dress your age?
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.
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.