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May 2, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
It started with the dangling crystal details hanging from the ‘60s-inspired stack heels that stomped down Prada's spring/summer 2010 runway. Now translucent necklaces and bangles are a ubiquitous accessory, complimenting the season's sheer pieces and light color palette. Whether pieces are made of plastic, Lucite or crystal, the trend is clear, lightweight and versatile. Depending on how the material is fashioned, pieces can be playful baubles fit for the frilliest dresser, cut into angular shapes for an edgy 1980s appeal or splashed with rhinestones.
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September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
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May 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Fashion jewelry design is in the midst of a renaissance the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1980s. And Alexis Bittar blazed the trail. In the last two decades, the New York-based jewelry designer has gone from selling his signature colorful, hand-carved Lucite pieces on the streets of SoHo to bejeweling leading ladies in Hollywood and beyond, including Lady Gaga, First Lady Michelle Obama, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep and Rihanna....
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May 13, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Fashion jewelry design is in the midst of a renaissance the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1980s. And Alexis Bittar blazed the trail. In the last two decades, the New York-based jewelry designer has gone from selling his signature colorful, hand-carved Lucite pieces on the streets of SoHo to bejeweling leading ladies in Hollywood and beyond, including Lady Gaga, First Lady Michelle Obama, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep and Rihanna....
BUSINESS
June 7, 1989
Clorox Puts Unit Up for Sale: Clorox Co. put its $106.8-million Olympic stain and Lucite paint business on the block, conceding that the subsidiary failed to live up to expectations. Clorox said it would solicit offers for its Olympic HomeCare Products subsidiary, which manufacturers and markets Olympic wood stains and Lucite interior and exterior house paint. Clorox bought Olympic in 1981 for $123 million and added the Lucite brand in 1983 for $50 million. The products, although profitable, have performed poorly compared to the rest of Clorox's product line.
MAGAZINE
April 30, 1995
Designers want to make one thing perfectly clear this spring, and it's accessories. As wardrobes move toward a lighter, sparer aesthetic, the best finishing touches are made of see-through plastic, vinyl or Lucite: almost-invisible shoes, handbags with nothing to hide and jewelry that could pass for chunks of ice. The concept is hot. The look is cool. * Produced and styled by Michael Eisenhower and Bob Sparkman
NEWS
May 18, 1995
As a senior dad of a Pali High teen-ager, my gray hair turned even grayer after Sunday's cover story about body piercing ["Body Language," April 30]. And I thought our daughter's "surprise" nose ring was an abomination; may she be spared from ever meeting your man, Ra, and his crown to crotch metallic mutilations. Hopefully we've seen the last of Baba, the professional piercer with the Lucite stud through his tongue. What a fun guy. Has he considered a career with the Ringling Brothers?
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September 26, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Photo prints of palm trees and beach scenes, crystal-covered jelly sandals and Lucite high heels dangling chandelier crystals -- Miuccia Prada must have had L.A. in mind when she designed her spring 2010 collection, shown Thursday in Milan, Italy, from the beauty of the coast to the glitz of Hollywood and all the artifice in between. Barely there silk short-shorts and pleated baby doll tops in vibrant photo prints depicting sand and surf clicked by on the runway like vacation snapshots.
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June 22, 2008 | Victoria Namkung, Special to The Times
Chanel. Gucci. Dior. Fendi. No we're not on Rodeo Drive, but a couple of blocks over on Canon Drive, where Jill Garland has opened V Vintage, a jewel box selling vintage costume jewelry and handbags. The under-the-radar boutique is by appointment, not only because of its small size, but also so that Garland can pay attention to customers who may want to discuss a piece's history, importance or even how to wear it.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
IMAGE
May 2, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
It started with the dangling crystal details hanging from the ‘60s-inspired stack heels that stomped down Prada's spring/summer 2010 runway. Now translucent necklaces and bangles are a ubiquitous accessory, complimenting the season's sheer pieces and light color palette. Whether pieces are made of plastic, Lucite or crystal, the trend is clear, lightweight and versatile. Depending on how the material is fashioned, pieces can be playful baubles fit for the frilliest dresser, cut into angular shapes for an edgy 1980s appeal or splashed with rhinestones.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Photo prints of palm trees and beach scenes, crystal-covered jelly sandals and Lucite high heels dangling chandelier crystals -- Miuccia Prada must have had L.A. in mind when she designed her spring 2010 collection, shown Thursday in Milan, Italy, from the beauty of the coast to the glitz of Hollywood and all the artifice in between. Barely there silk short-shorts and pleated baby doll tops in vibrant photo prints depicting sand and surf clicked by on the runway like vacation snapshots.
IMAGE
June 22, 2008 | Victoria Namkung, Special to The Times
Chanel. Gucci. Dior. Fendi. No we're not on Rodeo Drive, but a couple of blocks over on Canon Drive, where Jill Garland has opened V Vintage, a jewel box selling vintage costume jewelry and handbags. The under-the-radar boutique is by appointment, not only because of its small size, but also so that Garland can pay attention to customers who may want to discuss a piece's history, importance or even how to wear it.
HOME & GARDEN
May 24, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor lamp made by Site Specific Design in Brooklyn. And the beanpole clad in fluorescent pink?
NEWS
May 18, 1995
As a senior dad of a Pali High teen-ager, my gray hair turned even grayer after Sunday's cover story about body piercing ["Body Language," April 30]. And I thought our daughter's "surprise" nose ring was an abomination; may she be spared from ever meeting your man, Ra, and his crown to crotch metallic mutilations. Hopefully we've seen the last of Baba, the professional piercer with the Lucite stud through his tongue. What a fun guy. Has he considered a career with the Ringling Brothers?
MAGAZINE
April 30, 1995
Designers want to make one thing perfectly clear this spring, and it's accessories. As wardrobes move toward a lighter, sparer aesthetic, the best finishing touches are made of see-through plastic, vinyl or Lucite: almost-invisible shoes, handbags with nothing to hide and jewelry that could pass for chunks of ice. The concept is hot. The look is cool. * Produced and styled by Michael Eisenhower and Bob Sparkman
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Twenty works of sculptor Frederick E. Hart, who is best known for his works in Lucite, are on display at Galerie Michael in B$SYSTEM SYSTEM WIREOUT A022789 3/10/89 16:09:43 ; the other four will be rendered in Lucite. "Sculpting with Lucite is sculpting with light," said Hart, who last year created "Fidelia," an all-Lucite sculpture of a woman inspired by Beethoven's opera "Fidelio."
HOME & GARDEN
May 24, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor lamp made by Site Specific Design in Brooklyn. And the beanpole clad in fluorescent pink?
BUSINESS
June 7, 1989
Clorox Puts Unit Up for Sale: Clorox Co. put its $106.8-million Olympic stain and Lucite paint business on the block, conceding that the subsidiary failed to live up to expectations. Clorox said it would solicit offers for its Olympic HomeCare Products subsidiary, which manufacturers and markets Olympic wood stains and Lucite interior and exterior house paint. Clorox bought Olympic in 1981 for $123 million and added the Lucite brand in 1983 for $50 million. The products, although profitable, have performed poorly compared to the rest of Clorox's product line.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Twenty works of sculptor Frederick E. Hart, who is best known for his works in Lucite, are on display at Galerie Michael in B$SYSTEM SYSTEM WIREOUT A022789 3/10/89 16:09:43 ; the other four will be rendered in Lucite. "Sculpting with Lucite is sculpting with light," said Hart, who last year created "Fidelia," an all-Lucite sculpture of a woman inspired by Beethoven's opera "Fidelio."
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