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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
September 17, 1998 |
If you're thinking about giving it a go, these are but a few of the intriguing choices available in convertible clothing (prices are approximate): For Men Maharishi--Pac-a-Duke jacket, $335. Snopant, $200. Combat Deluxe trousers, $265. Available at Ron Herman / Fred Segal Melrose in West Hollywood or Santa Monica Fred Segal. Vexed Generation--British utility-meisters Joe Hunter and Adam Thorpe are heavily into what they call "garment duality." Their ballistic nylon with neoprene lining Long Coat is an engineering marvel; with zips and flaps, the bottom can be made into pant legs, reconfiguring the whole item into a motorcycle-ready jumpsuit, $545.
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.