August 4, 1989 |
At a time when some people are accused of having an "attitude," 24 young people on the Brea Mall Fashion Panel are using it to their advantage. "They do have to have an attitude," said Joni Rittner, the panel's fashion consultant, "because that's what modeling is. It's a feeling you have." The Fashion Panel is composed of 19 women and five men between the ages of 15 and 24 who serve a 10-month term as representatives of the Brea Mall.
August 15, 2010 |
It all started with " America's Next Top Model. " The Tyra Banks-hosted TV model competition, now in its 15th cycle since debuting in 2003, proved that the business of fashion — played out by packs of volatile young hopefuls — could be fodder for blockbuster TV ratings. "Project Runway," "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "Shear Genius" and a slew of other shows steeped in the worlds of fashion, modeling, styling and hairdressing followed. Fast-forward seven years, and it's nearly impossible to find a major cable network that doesn't feature at least one show centered on fashion or beauty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 |
Queen Lingerie, whose G-string and sequined clad models enticed patrons and angered residents in one of this city's most exclusive neighborhoods, has decided to throw in the lace towel. Under an out-of-court settlement reached this week, the owners of the Birch Street shop agreed to close down by April 16 in return for the city's promise to drop all criminal charges against them.
April 30, 2003 |
When Gerren Taylor scored her first runway gig modeling for an Alexander McQueen fashion show in Las Vegas last October, her booking agent begged her: "Whatever you do, just don't act like you are 12!" So Gerren, the youngest person ever to be represented by the runway division of L.A. Models, kept her mouth shut, even as she practiced her walk in front of a mirror before the show. And nobody was the wiser.
June 21, 1986 |
What's that, Mr. Casting Director? You say you want mid-20s Californian? Blue eyes and a smile that will make the girls sigh? Have we got a guy for you. Let's talk St. John Smith. Let's talk classic California good looks . . . kind of a young Redford with a perpetual tan and a little more ripple in his biceps. Experience? Well, he's big in print. They just can't get enough of him. He's done magazine layouts and has worked both coasts on the department store circuit. TV's on to him, too.
July 10, 1997 |
Roger Canamar was shopping at a discount store a few weeks ago when he spotted something he had to have: It was a face, and it was perfect. As owner of Notorious Model Management in Santa Ana, Canamar constantly seeks out faces that he can add to his roster of male models who have posed for clients such as Versace and Abercrombie & Fitch. So when he saw the young man with the chiseled, angular features, he stopped him. "Have you ever worked as a model?" Canamar asked.
December 11, 1995 |
Drugstores like Schwab's, where legend has it that Lana Turner was discovered, disappeared years ago. But the basics haven't changed in Los Angeles when it comes to scouting talent. If you're young with a pretty face and figure, this city is still filled with producers, directors, photographers, agents and managers who will spot you at a club, a carwash, a tennis court or a market and offer to make you a star. The trouble is, it's getting more and more dangerous to believe them.
August 27, 1995 |
Midnight at the trendy Transylvania Club in Bucharest. In the downstairs Dracula Room, plates of meat-stuffed grape leaves have been cleared away by solicitous waiters, backing out the door as is the Romanian custom. A new bottle of local Cabernet Sauvignon is opened. China cups of coal-black coffee arrive. Dominique Caffin places 16 Polaroid photographs of young Romanian women on the red tablecloth in front of her.
April 20, 1990 |
Wendy Lian Williams is only 22, but she feels old. "I was watching the Miss Universe pageant the other night," she said, "and I started thinking about all the times I watched it as a kid. I was awed by all the beautiful women then. Now, I'm awed by all the beautiful girls ."