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December 16, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
He's a former champion skier and fifth-generation furrier, but even designer Gilles Mendel needs a break from the cold. Mendel made a brief trip from his home in New York to Los Angeles last week to attend a lunch held in his honor at the Sunset Tower Hotel. “I think we're in for a long winter,” said Mendel's partner and muse Kylie Case. “Good for fur, bad for New Yorkers.” The couple and lunch guests relished the temperate L.A. climate - many of them were clad in pretty pastel J. Mendel dresses.
April 30, 2011
Los Angeles in the 1930s The WPA Guide to the City of Angels With an Introduction by David Kipen University of California Press: 504 pp., $24.95.
March 29, 2012
Trails Café, 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 871-2102, . $ Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles; (213) 473-0800, . Lamill Coffee Boutique, 1636 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-4441, Architecture Tours L.A., various meeting points in the area of specific tour; (323) 464-7868, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; no public phone, . Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles; (323)
October 8, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a garment hang-tag logo competition on Friday, part of an ongoing effort to raise the profile of the city's contributions to the fashion industry. The “Designed/Made in Los Angeles” program asked for designer submissions from locally based businesses including garment maker  American Apparel , Youth Monument , marketing and events agency (No Subject) Los Angeles , fashion showroom and branding agency 722 Figueroa and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising , and 21 submissions have been posted online for the public to vote on through Friday.  “L.A.
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