September 9, 1990 |
"PEOPLE HAVE a passion for what's old," says Tony Camargo, whose collection of nostalgic salt-and-pepper sets does seem to be shaking things up at Centre-Peace in the Fred Segal Santa Monica complex. These shakers appeal to both seasoned collectors and neophyte admirers.
April 23, 1999 |
Its motto is: "For hands that do more than wave." Its logo depicts founder Alex Volkmann in a skirt, sweater and heels changing a tire on a '58 Cadillac. And you can buy it at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Heavy Duty hand lotion--$15 for a 3.5-ounce bottle--is the brainchild of Volkmann, former Murad Skin Care executive and Fred Segal makeup artist, and her husband, Fletcher. "I feel like body parts are analogous to car parts. . . . You wash them, buff and wax and shine them.
December 8, 2011 |
Shoppers who want to find good stuff and do good deeds at the same time can head to Fred Segal Santa Monica tonight for "An Evening of Gratitude. " The event, which will feature Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon, will benefit the Flawless Foundation , which creates and supports programs that advocate for better care for children with mental illness and neuro-developmental challenges. Michael and Susan Schofield, the parents of Jani, a child featured in a 2009 story in The Times, will be on hand to talk about their experience.
November 21, 2000
Industry experts will forecast which way the retail real estate business is heading in response to electronic commerce and other new trends at the 27th annual Retail Game, a daylong seminar Dec. 7 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. The event will be presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers in cooperation with program co-chairmen James S. Rosenfield and Daniel Bercu of Santa Monica-based J.S. Rosenfield & Co., a retail real estate industry consultant.
October 22, 2000
the stars of that '70s show trade in their bell-bottoms for styles inspired by the me decade. Lisa Robin Kelly: Age 26 Character: Laurie Forman * "I love that cowl-neck sweaters and platform shoes are coming back." Laura Prepon: Age 20 Character: Donna Pinciotti * Missoni silk blouse, $770, at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Diesel black leather boot-cut jeans, $199, at American Rag Cie, Los Angeles, and Diesel, Beverly Center and Santa Monica.
January 10, 1993 |
CAROL BURNETT, whose TV special "The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion" will be broadcast at 9 tonight on CBS, has put her Honolulu house on the market at $3.45 million and is renting in Santa Fe, where she plans to build a home. Burnett, whose production company has a contract with CBS to develop such projects as her special tonight, has been called "the queen of TV revue comedy" because of her series, which won 22 Emmys while airing from 1966 to 1977.
April 25, 1985 |
If actress Berry Berenson could shop on just one street in the Los Angeles area, she says she'd choose Melrose Avenue. Weekends she's been seen browsing through the boutiques with her husband, actor Tony Perkins. Other times she and her sons, Osgood and Elvis, cruise the street in her root-beer-color Chevy convertible.
August 19, 2012 |
One of Southern California's most successful denim kingpins is jumping back in the jean pool. Peter Koral, who co-founded the 7 for All Mankind premium denim label in 2000 and built it into a business that VF Corp. purchased in 2007 for $775 million, has teamed up with his eldest son, 29-year-old David Koral, and fellow 7 for All Mankind alumnus Rick Crane to launch Koral Los Angeles. The line of women's premium denim started hitting retail shelves in late July. During a recent visit to the label's downtown showroom, father and son sat down to explain how the denim trade became a family business.
November 29, 2013 |
Irony of L.A. No. 467: Holiday shoppers looking to avoid mall madness can find their respite in the heart of the city - downtown Los Angeles. Certain parts of downtown are easier to navigate on weekends, at least during daylight hours. People are fewer. Parking can be easier. Most important: Downtown's micro-neighborhoods - notably the arts district just east of Little Tokyo - continue to evolve in surprising ways. Here's a snapshot of some of the newest and most promising spots, with an emphasis on home design.
December 3, 2000
On Becki: Josh and He Yang rayon-cotton sleeveless top, $350, at Maxfields, Los Angeles, and Beige, Los Angeles. Dom Spiro Spero necklace. On Speedy: Josh and He Yang fishnet top, $250, at Maxfields, Los Angeles. * Opposite: Magda Berliner pigskin jacket, $720, at Diavolina II, Los Angeles, over Magda Berliner Hairy Halter dress, $255, at Aero & Co., Los Feliz. * On Becki: Jared Gold cotton top, $110, with cotton corduroy skirt with grosgrain ribbon, $110, at Verd's Funk, San Francisco.