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December 13, 2008 |
The Everest Ornament is a byproduct of metalworker Jeff Clapp's campaign to clean up the oxygen tanks left behind by climbers on expeditions to Mt. Everest. The Maine artist carves the debris into decorative bells and bowls that are sold on his website, www.bellsfromeverest.com. The tinsel-like metal shavings from the process are then encased in a glass bulb, $18.95, and finished with a red and white ribbon for hanging. Zero Minus Plus at Fred Segal of Santa Monica, 500 Broadway, (310)
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.
May 17, 1992 |
If you've had trouble finding the perfect frame for a cherished photograph, the unusual Torch frame created by Intentional may be an ideal solution. Designed by husband and wife collaborators Maria Bustillos and Albert Johns, both Los Angeles natives, the frame has S-shaped prongs suspended from the outer edges, making any photograph the focus of flames or a sunburst.
October 6, 1991 |
Style is becoming as much about function as fad, which is why the environment and ways to save it are foremost in the minds of designers and retailers. "We not only consider the importance of natural fabrics and dyes, but how merchandise is shipped and sold," says Michael Segal, who runs father Fred Segal's new environmentally conscious store in Santa Monica. All items and store policies are designed to be ecologically sound.
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.
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.