February 17, 2013 |
We saw a record-setting snowstorm, a disgraced designer given a second chance and Santa Cruz cited as a fashion inspiration. New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up Thursday night, was as crazy as ever. Here are the week's big takeaways about coming trends for fall and things of note in the design world. MORE FASHION WEEK COVERAGE Galliano's second chance "Schmuck. " That was the headline the New York Post ran Wednesday with a cover photo of disgraced designer John Galliano wearing a black hat and curls that appeared to make fun of traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing.
February 14, 2013
The manhunt for Christopher Dorner in one sense ended successfully: Assuming that the body recovered from the burnt-out home in Big Bear is his, Dorner's rampage is over, and he won't harm anyone again. Yet it's hard to cheer an episode that left four people dead and that featured police officers firing wildly on innocent civilians in their determination to eradicate a man who had threatened them. It's understandable that police would be enraged by Dorner. He openly declared war on all law enforcement officers and embarked on a killing spree specifically aimed at his former colleagues.
January 7, 2013 |
As a young British soul singer trying to capture an American audience, Paloma Faith would seem to be under intense pressure to duplicate Adele's record-setting example. That's not the way she sees it. Chatting the morning after a recent concert at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe, Faith said her achievements in the United Kingdom have liberated her to some extent from the need to succeed in the United States. Back home, platinum sales of her two studio albums led to a gig carrying the Olympic torch through London - in red stiletto heels.
January 5, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Sandra Alloush says she loved her work as an announcer for an official Syrian television news channel, and saw it as a way to help her country. But to the armed opposition she was a traitor. One friend was kidnapped; five reporter friends were killed. In November, a car tried to force the vehicle she and her future husband were in off the road. She quit the next day, and has since left Syria for another Arab country. "If you want freedom and say the regime is non-democratic and dictatorial, dudes, you are doing way worse by killing a journalist who is just doing his job," she said in an interview Saturday.
January 5, 2013 |
Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described the archetypal image of a conductor as "this inaccessible person with an accent and an ascot. " All that has changed. At least since the 1960s, when Leonard Bernstein praised the Beatles and other pop groups, budding conductors have taken seriously the popular music of their day. And today's conductors don't care who knows it. One reason for the change in attitude is the Internet, which gives busy conductors easy access to different musical genres.
January 1, 2013 |
It was about a quarter past midnight - 2012 had just gone - when singer and guitarist Jeff McDonald of Los Angeles band Redd Kross burst out with a joyous, simple, one-word declaration that captured the mood at the storied Alexandria in downtown Los Angeles. "Yes!" he shouted into the microphone after banging his head and guitar chords through "Blow You a Kiss in the Wind" on early Tuesday morning, well aware of the power that he and his brother Steve's band had just generated. Performing a double bill with fellow Los Angeles band (and long-ago Atlantic Records label-mates)
December 15, 2012 |
" Les Misérables” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” are among the seven films that have been shortlisted in the Oscar race for best makeup and hairstyling, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday. The five other films in contention are “Hitchcock,” “Lincoln,” “Looper,” “Men in Black 3” and “Snow White and the Huntsman. " On Jan. 5, members of the academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films.
December 12, 2012 |
If you weren't watching the Colbert Report on Tuesday night, you missed Stephen Colbert poking fun at author Malcolm Gladwell's shock of curly hair. Gladwell, for his part, looked kind of uncomfortable, and didn't even try to make a hair joke in return. The occasion was "The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs," to which Gladwell wrote the foreword. Gladwell doesn't have a dog, but he likes them, and he's a New Yorker writer -- so there he was, shifting uneasily in the Colbert hot seat.
December 9, 2012 |
"We dye. You dry. " That motto aptly describes the service provided by Tint Hair Color Studio in Santa Monica. With its clean, minimalist décor, pared-down menu of services and dry-it-yourself and no-appointments-required options, Tint offers a no-frills approach meant to make service fast, convenient and affordable. Open seven days a week, the salon provides seven hair color services from $49 to $85, plus a conditioning treatment for $25 and an optional basic blowout for $35. Services include base color, toner, two highlight looks (the natural California Girl and a bolder Random Act of Highlights)
December 9, 2012 |
At a loss for time but still want to look your best for that holiday party? Make an appointment at Eden Sassoon's new finishing studio in West Hollywood and get three key services - a blow-dry and style, a manicure and eyebrow shaping - for $65 in just 65 minutes. Also on the menu at Eden by Eden Sassoon: makeup and lash application, pedicures, updos, a dry-hair trim and reparative hair treatments. The highest-priced items are a makeup application or a blow dry and style, each $55 and accompanied by an instructional lesson and take-home video.