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April 5, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
The combination of sandals and socks has long been seen as a major footwear faux pas. And, as recently as last year when British department store Debenhams polled 1,500 customers on what they felt was the most egregious of all fashion offenses, sandals with socks ranked No. 1 - beating out platform shoes for men and scrunchies. But proving that fashion is often wildly unpredictable, wearing sandals with socks is no longer a fashion misstep. This season, it's suddenly a trend embraced by celebrities and fashion industry insiders who are pairing their Birkenstocks, clogs and even open-toed high-heel sandals with ankle-length socks.
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April 5, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
The combination of sandals and socks has long been seen as a major footwear faux pas. And, as recently as last year when British department store Debenhams polled 1,500 customers on what they felt was the most egregious of all fashion offenses, sandals with socks ranked No. 1 - beating out platform shoes for men and scrunchies. But proving that fashion is often wildly unpredictable, wearing sandals with socks is no longer a fashion misstep. This season, it's suddenly a trend embraced by celebrities and fashion industry insiders who are pairing their Birkenstocks, clogs and even open-toed high-heel sandals with ankle-length socks.
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July 11, 2010 | By Max Padilla, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Don't want to stumble through the sand on laser-cut platforms at a Malibu beach party? Rubber flip-flops too casual? Tkees, a collection of dressy leather sandals, are a beachy choice with an interesting slogan: Cosmetics for your feet. Tkees were introduced in 2009 as foundation-matching flip-flops for a barefoot effect. The basic "nude" colors range from the lightest Seashell to the darkest Mocha. Last summer, the brand expanded the makeup concept to include other cosmetic-inspired shades in different leathers such as patent for glosses, soft suede for creams, shimmery-finishes for eye shadows and matte leathers to match lipstick and eyeliners.
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February 7, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Tilda Swinton, as usual, made a strong fashion impression, with flat, feathered sandals and a tuxedo with a ruffle at the opening of the Berlin International Film Festival. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," in which Swinton stars along with Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan and others, launched the European event Thursday night. The film, by Wes Anderson, is set to open in the United States on March 7. Swinton, whose hair color has varied, had high, platinum-blond curls and bright lipstick and toes for the event, which also featured costar Murray in a dapper hat. The fashion choices were in keeping with the film.
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March 6, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON
There's no need to sell Brother Sebastian Tobin on the health and style benefits of sandals. The 56-year-old Franciscan spends his days at a workbench in New York City's St. Francis of Assisi Parish, where he handcrafts leather sandals for church and lay customers. "I don't know how many pairs I make a year," Tobin said. "All I know is that I'm about six months behind on orders. There are only a handful of people who do what I do."
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October 12, 1997 | CHERYL W. THOMPSON, WASHINGTON POST
William E. Nixon thinks the Washington Police Department may be getting carried away with its "zero tolerance" policy toward crime. Nixon, a Washington cabdriver for 12 years, was parked outside the Washington Court Hotel on New Jersey Avenue NW one recent Sunday, reading a newspaper. It was a warm day, and he was dressed casually: slacks, shirt, sandals. As Nixon sat reading, Officer Wanda Harris approached his cab and stuck her head through an open window. "Hi," Nixon recalled her saying.
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February 3, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Could we be in the midst of a comfort shoe revolution? It's certainly starting to look - and feel - like it. After years of tripping and tottering, women are stepping down from heels and platforms and settling into shoes that are more down-to-earth, whether it's a Birkenstock-like slide sandal, a slip-on skater sneaker or a running shoe. For spring, designers are offering an array of comfy-chic styles, including Valentino's Rockstud Camo running shoe ($795), Givenchy's Rose Camouflage slip-on sneaker ($570)
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March 13, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's midwinter, and another layer of snow has just fallen on frigid Buffalo, N.Y. But Ron Pecci, a Franciscan priest, is wearing sandals as he navigates the snowdrifts that ring St. Rita and St. Patrick churches. "With socks, sandals are warm enough to wear year-round," Pecci says. "Unless it's really cold rain, it doesn't matter. And I wear them in the winter as long as the snow is clean."
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May 1, 1997 | William Kissel, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pressed-leather slides with a sharkskin suit. Leather thongs with plaid pants and a three-button sport coat. Leather slip-ons with a trench coat. As menswear designers see it, the sandal can go anywhere this season. "They're just exploding the trend this year," says Stan Tucker, men's fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, where virtually all of the designer shoe collections feature a huarache, flip-flop or gladiator.
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June 27, 2010 | By Max Padilla, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Havaianas, the Brazilian maker of fashionable flip-flops, opens its first U.S. store Sunday, June 27, in Huntington Beach. Located on Pacific Coast Highway across from the Huntington Beach Pier, the 1,250-square-foot Havaianas store includes a permanent customization station, where you can design your own pair of flip-flops by choosing a strap and contrasting foot bed with the option of adding a Swarovski crystal charm before a machine clamps everything...
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February 3, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Could we be in the midst of a comfort shoe revolution? It's certainly starting to look - and feel - like it. After years of tripping and tottering, women are stepping down from heels and platforms and settling into shoes that are more down-to-earth, whether it's a Birkenstock-like slide sandal, a slip-on skater sneaker or a running shoe. For spring, designers are offering an array of comfy-chic styles, including Valentino's Rockstud Camo running shoe ($795), Givenchy's Rose Camouflage slip-on sneaker ($570)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Leveraging the wildly anticipated, international, multimedia debut of the "Doctor Who" anniversary special, BBC America is smartly following "The Day of the Doctor" with the premiere Saturday of "Atlantis. " The new fantasy-action-adventure series is a crazy, narratively exasperating yet still quite appealing mess of Greek mythology, early mathematics (Pythagoras is a character) and vague Mediterranean history. It nicely capitalizes on the sly humor of icon tweakage, the growing popularity of genre heroes and the success of the Percy Jackson series.
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April 3, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Brit Marling may not be a household name yet, but the budding actress and screenwriter is well on her way. The Georgetown-educated Marling has been around the indie movie scene for a couple of years with the films "Political Disaster" and "Another Earth," which she co-wrote. But her career picks up speed this month with roles in the new films "The East" and "The Company You Keep," which hits theaters Friday.   Marling can also be seen with actor Eddie Redmayne on the cover of the April issue of W magazine as two of fashion's next big things.
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March 3, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
They are a distant relative of the sandals originally worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans. At the spring-summer 2013 fashion collections, designers such as Tom Ford, Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra featured innovative knee-high-and-above versions on the runways, taking shoe envy to new heights. They are arrestingly sexy. And for many, they summon up a blow-the-wheels-off-your-chariot feeling of female empowerment. Some ladies might even take on a gladiator mentality if it came down to a fellow shopper reaching for the single pair left in her size.
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October 1, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
Mink-lined Birkenstock-style sandals? Check. Fuzzy, wuzzy mink pumps? Check. The Celine runway show was all about such cheeky luxe lounge statements. When it comes to fashion now, Celine designer Phoebe Philo has that je ne sais quoi . You only have to look at the fashion pack to know. Celine's minimal color-block totes and smooth calfskin clutches are the It bags du jour -- small pieces of the polished, pared-down aesthetic that Philo has helped popularize, and which has now trickled all the way down to Zara.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
It's 10 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and Liam McIntyre has just posed one of the most serious questions facing actors like him who often have to bare their beefcake physique clad in nothing but a shred of a loin cloth. "What happened to six-minute abs?" the Aussie inquired by phone. "No, really, I want to know. " This from a man who finds himself in three-hour gym sessions four times a week to convincingly portray the brawny, lead role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Vengeance.
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May 15, 2005 | Kent Black
What do this season's women's sandals and life-enhancing elixirs have in common besides hot weather? I could argue that health drinks, full of antioxidants and organ-cleansing powers, follow gravity straight to the toes, where rejuvenation is immediately apparent as calluses disappear, corns shrink and toenails glow pink with good health. And what better way to frame such a miracle of transformation than with the hottest summer sandals, from fun pastel-colored jellies to India-inspired bejeweled slippers to updated espadrilles?
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March 6, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's midwinter, and another layer of snow has just fallen on frigid Buffalo, N.Y. But Ron Pecci, a Franciscan priest, is wearing sandals as he navigates the snowdrifts that ring Sts. Rita and Patrick Church. "With socks, sandals are warm enough to wear year-round," Pecci said. "Unless it's really cold rain, it doesn't matter. And I wear them in the winter as long as the snow is clean."
TRAVEL
December 25, 2011 | By Myscha Theriault, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Winter is the time of year when travelers are searching for the ultimate mountain cabin and ski experience, or scrambling to book the best beach resort package they can find. (Yes, even if you're a Californian.) Packing for a smooth climate transition is no small feat, especially when today's checked luggage fees place suitcase space at a premium. Here are several transition tips to keep those costs in check and to leave extra vacation money for on-site adventure. Clothing: Tunic dresses worn over leggings can be covered with warm sweaters in colder weather, and fly solo as vacation attire when you arrive at the beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Immortals," Relativity Media's first big-budget bet, battled to the top of the box office this weekend, hewing down rivals from Clint Eastwood and Adam Sandler. The film, an expensive 3-D sword-and-sandals epic based on Greek mythology, claimed the top spot with a solid $32 million, according to an estimate from its distributor. That was enough to fend off Sandler's cross-dressing comedy, "Jack and Jill," which took in a decent $26 million. "J. Edgar," the Eastwood-directed biopic of the longtime FBI director, meanwhile, collected a modest $11.5 million.
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