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.
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 9, 2011 |
The stylists at Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica were doing about two Brazilian Blowouts a day after the hair-smoothing product first came on the market six years ago. The $350 that Fred Segal Salon charged per treatment was a small price to pay for women with unruly curls, who raved about the Blowout's miraculous power to tame frizz and straighten waves for months at a time. "It was a great product. That's why it was so popular," said Fred Segal Salon owner Matthew Preece, who ran fans during the four-hour treatments and encouraged his stylists to wear masks to avoid breathing fumes.
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."