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December 22, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can catch Los Angeles fashion designer Rachel London's styles in an exhibit at the Louvre next year. Or turn on MTV right now and view one of her body-hugging "flower power" outfits in LL Cool J's music video "Big Ole Butt." Here in Los Angeles, you can visit Rachel London's Garden, the designer's eye-popping boutique on Melrose Avenue.
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December 22, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can catch Los Angeles fashion designer Rachel London's styles in an exhibit at the Louvre next year. Or turn on MTV right now and view one of her body-hugging "flower power" outfits in LL Cool J's music video "Big Ole Butt." Here in Los Angeles, you can visit Rachel London's Garden, the designer's eye-popping boutique on Melrose Avenue.
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August 24, 1990 | MICHAEL EISENHOWER
Overalls are getting an overhaul. And the new variations are among the summer's leading looks. They adapt to nightclubs, outdoor eateries and shopping excursions along Melrose Avenue, in their original full-length version, if not in rolled-up or cut-off looks that end at mid-calf or mid-thigh. As in the '60s, when it was part of the trend-setters scene, the look easily crosses the gender gap. Washed blue denim is the preferred fabric, but white denim and engineers stripes are other favorites.
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January 23, 1994 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Clothing designer Rachel London admits that she's no gardener--"I have a black thumb," she says--but her Malibu Beach atelier overflows with roses anyway. Her secret? Chinese-made polyester flowers, as many as 10,000 of them, hung from the ceiling, swagged over doorways and windows, attached to furniture and strewn across an espalier out on the terrace. Says London of the eye-popping floral flourishes: "They never die, they hold their shape and they're always in bloom."
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September 29, 1989 | MARY ROURKE, Times Fashion Editor
While some of the biggest, best-known fashion companies in the city are securing their place in the national league, a whole other group of companies, tiny in comparison, are having an impact across the country as well. These are businesses where the designer is the owner, usually has no business investor-partner, and puts his or her own name on the label--Bryan Emmerson, Tere Tereba, Richard Tyler, Harriet Selwyn, Rachel London.
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July 10, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN
A good cause and loud music lured hundreds of people to 2nd Coming on Friday night for a sweaty benefit for the Actors' Gang, the 8-year-old Los Angeles theater ensemble led by actor Tim Robbins. A low ebb in the club scene (or a wave of philanthropy?) may explain the around-the-block lines and valet parking that was full by 10:30. Once inside, the only way to move was like toothpaste through a tube--but what an interesting way to meet people.
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March 22, 1991 | BETH ANN KRIER and JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
IT'S A MALL WORLD AFTER ALL: While cruising the Santa Monica Place mall the other day, we discovered two relatively new stores worth checking out. One is Jumping Dog, which carries an eclectic mix of arty T-shirts with great graphics, one-of-a-kind jewelry and such home accessories as candles and candleholders, handmade note paper, etched glass coasters and picture frames. It's the kind of stuff we'd stock if we owned a store.
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January 19, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In print, Snoopy's wardrobe is fairly limited: red flannel pajamas, a snazzy Flying Ace costume, a simple yellow rain slicker for the occasional downpour. But next week, as Snoopy celebrates his 40th birthday, he and his sister Belle are going haute couture . They will be outfitted by top designers from all over the world when 300 plush Snoopy and Belle dolls show up in custom-made clothes from such high-fashion creators as Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix.
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April 20, 1990 | THE FASHION STAFF
The entire cast of "Godfather III"--including real-life romantic couple Al Pacino and Diane Keaton--is likely to be wearing the Verri label, an Italian line of clothing, for at least some scenes in the film. Approximately 500 garments from the fall '90 collection (worth about $300,000) were given to the costume designer Milena Canonero by the line's designers Pino Innocents and Leonardo Brugognone. A Verri boutique is scheduled to open soon in the Beverly Hills Rodeo Collection.
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September 27, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
No one wore black and none of the men sported pony tails Tuesday night. But it was still one of the most fashionable events in town--the unmasking of the recently restored Bradbury Building. The turn-of-the-century structure is a National Historic Landmark at 3rd Street and Broadway downtown. Few would guess that above the street-level Bridal City would be one of the city's--some say the nation's--most beautiful architectural treasures.
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October 13, 1989 | Compiled by the Fashion staff
Jody Watley's got a new hair cut with wavy bangs and a short, cropped back that looks like the style jazz singer Josephine Baker wore in the '20s. Listen met up with Watley at a fashion show in Rachel London's Melrose Avenue store and asked her if she's trying out for the movie about Baker, now in the works. Watley wouldn't say. She did tell us that her flower-power outfit--bicycle-length jumpsuits in black ribbed spandex with silk flowers at the neckline and the wrists--is a London creation.
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