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.
January 24, 2010 |
On the CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," Neil Patrick Harris plays perhaps the most style-obsessed male sitcom character since Alex P. Keaton. Hardly ever seen sans suit since the show debuted in 2005, Barney Stinson uses his wardrobe as a weapon for womanizing. It's a suit of armor and a security blanket rolled into one. It's become such a trademark of Harris' character that when the show's 100th episode, "Girls vs. Suits," found him confronted with the choice of a beautiful bartender or his signature suits, the result was a full-blown, street-filling, suit-sporting song-and-dance number -- favoring the suit.
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.
September 8, 1991
When it comes to men's grooming, the news is shorter, more versatile hair. Which means that a haircut should give a man the choice of several styles--combed back, parted or falling forward. "No more hard hair," says Cheryl Marks, the bicoastal hair and makeup artist who groomed the models for these photos. "Men now should use oils and creams, not gels," she says. "And when getting a haircut, make sure that the style is not a wedge but tapered so that you can see the contour of the head."
HOME & GARDEN
November 8, 2007 |
WHO says the holiday table has to be traditional? This season, stores are rolling out new tabletop pieces that look distinctive enough for a special occasion but are still versatile enough to set out long after New Year's has passed. Sparkling metals, exotic animal prints and colorful ethnic accents are trends that have filtered all the way down to discount stores.
October 21, 1990 |
PRESS your hand on a 1st Degree Sportswear T-shirt and watch the magic happen. The West Los Angeles-based firm has added a new twist to the humble T-shirt: color-changing ink. Many of the designs react, in mood-ring fashion, to fluctuating body or external temperatures by changing colors. The 100% cotton T-shirts run about $28; the sweat shirts, $43. 1st Degree T-shirts: Fred Segal, 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 651-4129; and Flora Luna, 1220 Bison Ave.
April 27, 1990 |
Have you seen "The Guys?" They're little face sculptures by L.A. artist-turned-jewelry designer Robert Lahaye. In brushed gold or antiqued silver with tie-tack backs, they are seen in the best company. Janet Jackson wears them all over a vest in her "Miss You Much" music video. They cover a bustier worn by Gloria Estefan. But "The Guys," with names like Tiki, Spike, Ziggy and Razor, aren't just for girls. Rod Stewart wears all seven of them on his lapel.
April 26, 2009 |
As the first hints of summer flicker tantalizingly into view, scent is a beautiful way to invoke the new season. "Once the weather warms up, people want to lighten up their fragrance -- or at least change it," says Robin Coe-Hutshing, founder and creative director of Studio Beauty Mix at Fred Segal, Santa Monica. "Even if it's not lighter, it's something that indicates a change."