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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 | WILLIAM KISSEL
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 | MAUREEN SAJBEL
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 | SUSAN CARPENTER
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 23, 2010 | By Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times
The idea of the modern-day swimsuit has been around for a while — just check out the 4th century bathing bellas in bikini-like bandeaus and bottoms frolicking along the mosaic tiles on the floor of Sicily's Villa Romana del Casale. But, like everything else in fashion, we had to wait for them to come back in style again, which they did less than 150 years ago after centuries during which people swam nude or in their underwear — if they swam at all. With the help of Kevin Jones, curator of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's Museum Collection, and author Sarah Kennedy, ("Vintage Swimwear," Sterling Publishing, $34.95)
August 29, 2012 | By Susan Denley
BucketFeet , the maker of shoes designed by artists from around the world, is showcasing its fall styles in a pop-up shop at TenOverSix through Sept. 8. Prices range from $55 to $65 for the whimsical canvas shoes. TenOverSix is at 8425 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. EVENTS It will be "All Things Bridal" on Thursday when Alcove Cafe and Bakery brings together several Los Feliz wedding-related artisans to show off their wares.
April 22, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
David Cardona is about to log some serious frequent-flier miles. The Los Angeles-based fashion designer has signed a deal to become the head women's wear designer at the Italian fashion house Cerruti. Cardona, 39, will continue to design his namesake collection, which was well-received at the recent fashion week here, splitting his time between L.A. and the Cerruti studios in Milan.
November 7, 1986 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Fashion Editor
Designer David Cameron, 25, of Santa Barbara, Calif., wowed his New York audience Tuesday night with witty, clean-edged clothes that gave new meaning to the words "young fashion." Cameron's styles seem born in a time warp: futuristic and sleek, yet sweetly nostalgic. He combined tough with tender, tight with full, Doris Day with Steven Spielberg.
November 4, 2002 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
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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