CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2009 |
Richard "Dick" Baker, who helped shape the surf apparel industry as president of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Assn. and president and chief executive of the iconic Ocean Pacific brand, has died. He was 62. Baker, who lived in San Clemente, died after a two-year battle with cancer Tuesday morning at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
June 30, 1989 |
The word is already out that Hugh Hefner won't be wearing silk pajamas for his wedding Saturday to Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad. But he might wear silk boxer shorts under his tuxedo. Sherman Oaks haberdasher Rick Pallack, who prepared the bridegroom's formal wedding attire, tells us he hasn't heard officially, but he did give Hef a pair of black-and-white, paisley-patterned boxers "so he would have on some silk." The king of playboys will call an end to his bachelor days--for the second time--in a '40s-style black-wool, single-breasted tuxedo jacket trimmed with satin lapels, satin vest, white pleat-front shirt, black bow tie, satin-trimmed trousers and black patent leather shoes.
January 14, 2007 |
Common doesn't fit the hip-hop stereotype. He raps about peace, his jeans fit smartly and he's the author of three books for young children. "People have the impression that hip-hop is one way, but it's very broad. There are so many voices," the Grammy Award winner says. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn 34 years ago, his first crossover mainstream album was "Like Water for Chocolate" in 2000, and his best-selling--so far--has been 2005's "Be."
January 17, 1988 |
The latest of Hong Kong's super-shopping streets is Granville Road in Tsimshatsui East (Kowloon). Tsimshatsui East was originally a popular shopping district, but recently many shops have been replaced by reasonably priced eateries. Still, a three-block-long span along Granville Road, a narrow offshoot off Chatham Road, is lined with clothing boutiques.
January 28, 1990 |
Parisians pick up fashion flair at an early age. The emphasis in French children's fashion is on personal style. Tots to teens, guided by their parents' sense of chic, can choose togs ranging from the classical--items such as hand-smocked dresses for girls and two-piece suits with short pants and knee socks for boys--to the contemporary, loose-fitting ensembles made up of mix-and-match elements in a profusion of patterned fabrics.
July 9, 2000 |
It may be hopelessly '80s of me, but I still love Opium perfume. I'd be wearing it right now if not for the fact that my boyfriend's mother wears it too. Quelle horreur. Stripped of my signature scent, I decided it was high time to update my fragrance wardrobe, preferably with new, unique, expensive, hard-to-find scents that wouldn't remind anyone I loved of their sister, ex-girlfriend or high school guidance counselor.