February 25, 2001 |
In findings likely to baffle only fashion advertisers and casting directors of lousy TVshows, most Americans believe their physical attractiveness peaks around age 38. This is according to a recent survey of the American public conducted on behalf of AARP by the Roper Organization. The survey was of the population at large, not just older people.
August 19, 2003 |
Never mind the budget deficit and the energy crisis. In the most image-conscious state in the nation, Gray Davis' most serious offense may be that he has no discernable style. The eye grows weary of his endless parade of gray suits, his Mister Rogers hair, his turkey neck and his puffy eyes. "He would definitely be a candidate for some of the improvements we do," said Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Robert Kotler. "Style? What style?"
June 2, 1997 |
On the mind-bending event of my recent 40th birthday, I skipped work and engaged in some avoidance-behavior around town. I made a Pasadena pit stop to get my brakes fixed, then headed to Monterey Park for a quick haircut. There I sat, faced in the mirror by an image to which I'd grown accustomed since my first haircut at John's barber shop in Vestal, N.Y., some 35 years ago: Me, white smock around my shoulders, confronting my demons and another ritualistic shearing of hair.
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September 30, 1994 |
When O.J. Simpson first appeared in court early this summer, he was a dazed-looking murder suspect, not even permitted to wear a tie because his jailers feared he'd commit suicide. But this week, as Simpson's trial got under way with jury selection, he became the old O.J., the confident-looking former football hero who sold America on Hertz rental cars and was a favorite of wealthy friends and business associates at country clubs across the nation.
November 28, 1997 |
As Prabhjot S. Kohli sees the matter, he has clearly been a victim of religious discrimination. Two years after immigrating to Baltimore from India, Kohli applied for a job as a manager with Domino's Pizza. As a former sales manager for a large Indian pharmaceutical company, he had sterling qualifications. Still his interviewer told him, "I've got a problem here. "Domino's wants cleanshaven people," the interviewer said, "and you've got a beard."
May 27, 1992 |
Monica Seles' new hairdo seemed to generate as much attention as her 6-1, 6-0 victory Tuesday over Catherine Mothes during the first round of the French Open. Among the questions at her post-match news conference: --"Can you tell us about your hair and the color you consider it and the style you consider it?' --"Is there any danger that the dye would run?" --"The hair may be different, do you feel like you are playing the same?"
January 3, 1993 |
The thing that I find fascinating about science is The Law of Bad Looks, which states, simply, that on those days you look especially lousy, with bad hair, gross clothes and blemished skin, you will most certainly run into everyone you have ever known in your entire life.
February 29, 1996
Your dentist has reason to smile. The vanity of Southern Californians makes this an unusually good market for a rapidly growing source of business in the profession, cosmetic dentistry. "In the West, rather than the Midwest or East Coast, everything cosmetic is at its height," Frank Curry, a Newport Beach dentist, says. "Is it because we all run around in bathing suits? I don't know."
August 5, 1994 |
There's no denying it: Dianne Feinstein looks awful. The unflattering portrait of the senator, featured prominently in her opponent's television advertisements, captures the 61-year-old Democrat in partial profile--her jowls puffy, her expression at once dour and dowdy. "It's stupid," said Bill Carrick, Feinstein's media consultant. "People know that picture is not how she really looks." But Larry McCarthy, who chose the shot for ads he created for Republican Rep.