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With sequins and swirling skirts, swimsuits fit for a siren.
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July 4, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
For anyone hoping for a traffic-stopping entrance at this year's Emmy Awards, Elie Saab had much to offer in his fall/winter haute couture collection, shown Wednesday in Paris. A master of red-carpet dressing, Saab in the last year garbed, among others, Lea Michele for the Golden Globes and Sandra Bullock for the Academy Awards. The 19th century Paris Bourse, or historic stock exchange, seemed fittingly grand for Saab's opulent cocktail dresses and gowns. The bride, a standard feature at haute couture shows,  especially dazzled in the majestic setting as she emerged from between the classical columns in an eye-popping silver gown, thickly embroidered in sequins, stones and crystals, and trailed by three bridesmaids to carry her veil.
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NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
For anyone hoping for a traffic-stopping entrance at this year's Emmy Awards, Elie Saab had much to offer in his fall/winter haute couture collection, shown Wednesday in Paris. A master of red-carpet dressing, Saab in the last year garbed, among others, Lea Michele for the Golden Globes and Sandra Bullock for the Academy Awards. The 19th century Paris Bourse, or historic stock exchange, seemed fittingly grand for Saab's opulent cocktail dresses and gowns. The bride, a standard feature at haute couture shows,  especially dazzled in the majestic setting as she emerged from between the classical columns in an eye-popping silver gown, thickly embroidered in sequins, stones and crystals, and trailed by three bridesmaids to carry her veil.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013
MUSIC Los Tigres del Norte formed in the mid-1960s and is made up of four brothers and one cousin. The band has become known for its ability to connect with its fans through songs of the struggles of the Mexican working class on both sides of the border. The band's showmanship is much less humble. Dressed in shiny boots, stiff tejano hats and tight-fitting, brightly colored suits embellished with elaborate stitching and sequins, the band embodies classic norteño style — dazzling and snazzy.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013
MUSIC Los Tigres del Norte formed in the mid-1960s and is made up of four brothers and one cousin. The band has become known for its ability to connect with its fans through songs of the struggles of the Mexican working class on both sides of the border. The band's showmanship is much less humble. Dressed in shiny boots, stiff tejano hats and tight-fitting, brightly colored suits embellished with elaborate stitching and sequins, the band embodies classic norteño style — dazzling and snazzy.
NEWS
January 17, 1991 | DIANNE KLEIN
"Are you one of those people who scream?" she asks me. We are not talking nightmares, or roller-coasters, or the sight of open-heart surgery. We are talking aerobics. Which is close. "Uh," I say. "No. I mean, not usually." She is the aerobics instructor and I, the instructee. We are alone, on an otherwise empty basketball court, because nobody in their right mind could be expected to show up at this hour. For this. "Well, you really should try screaming," she says. "It gives you energy."
NEWS
November 15, 1985 | MARYLOU LUTHER
Question: Please help me put the finishing touches on an outfit I plan to wear to an upcoming benefit. The focal point is a red sequined sweater, which I just finished knitting. As you can see from my enclosures, the sweater has a V neckline, and the sequins are really more like plastic discs. I have both a red and a black skirt I must choose between, and I am making a red velvet cape. I love hats and need your advice on what type of hat would really pull this look together.
NEWS
December 13, 1987 | DAVID WHARTON, Times Staff Writer
The punch line went: "I didn't mind another doctor , but he called in an architect ." Almost everyone laughed. "Today everything is in jest," Mr. Blackwell said, waltzing across the stage. "If I tell you that you look terrible . . . it's in jest. If I tell you that you look wonderful . . . it's in jest." Mr. Blackwell gestured toward a woman in the front row. "You have sensational legs and tremendous bosoms." Accountants and attorneys giggled. So did bankers and their secretaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1985 | MELTON S. DAVIS
It's 10 p.m., and near the top of the Champs Elysees, in the huge turquoise-colored, velvet-draped amphitheater, every one of the 1,200 seats is taken. Waiters scurry about filling last-minute orders, usually for Champagne. A burst of fanfare from the 35-piece orchestra off to one side on a balcony, and the chandeliers of baccarat crystal slowly rise to the roof while slim floor lamps sink to the ground and the house lights dim.
IMAGE
November 27, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
H&M and other big-box retailers are obvious go-tos for fast fashion. But they aren't the only stores in town for shoppers seeking that little black dress in lace or a cashmere sweater that won't break the bank. Many of L.A.'s independent boutiques offer a curated selection of dresses, sweaters, pants and accessories in a more intimate environment with attentive service. Below we look at five of those boutiques, with current styles and prices that frequently average less than $100.
IMAGE
July 17, 2011 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size china setting from Marc Jacobs and a shearling snuggly from Georgina Chapman. Of course, when Mom is Rachel Zoe -- celebrity stylist-turned-reality TV star-turned-designer -- and the gift-givers are members of fashion's reigning class, glamour is expected.
IMAGE
December 13, 2009
AAmsterdam Girard, Electra cruiser bike designed by midcentury artist Alexander Girard Amsterdam Girard, Electra cruiser bike designed by midcentury artist Alexander Girard Electra Bicycle Co., based in San Diego, introduces the Amsterdam Girard featuring midcentury graphics by Alexander Girard adorning a modernized Dutch city bike. Fenders and an enclosed chain case make it easier to run errands in an Alexander Wang dress. FOR THE RECORD: Gift guide: The A to Z holiday gift guide in Sunday's Image section said a Marc by Marc Jacobs leopard print scarf at www.netaporter.
IMAGE
October 25, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
They can look like a sparkly 1970s disco ball spinning out of control, or the remains of an '80s Jazzercise get-up. So why, with so many ways they can go wrong, are sequins so big this fall? Fortunately, the sequins we're seeing this season aren't over the top and tacky. "They're more sophisticated than the splashy stuff we saw in the '80s," says Jaye Hersh, owner of Intuition boutique. This season, sequins are being worn as a daytime wardrobe staple rather than just to add glitz to an evening ensemble.
IMAGE
March 22, 2009 | Andrew Harmon
There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly teenager will perform to music from an opera in which the soprano is either stabbed or leaps to her death. And, of course, there will be sequins, feathers, nude Lycra, draped velvet. And rhinestones. Thousands of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2008 | David Ng, Times Staff Writer
When drag comedian Varla Jean Merman says she loves a foreign tongue, you can bet she isn't referring to Berlitz courses. The wisecracking, oversexed diva is back in town, and she's come armed with her usual battery of sequined gowns and naughty double-entendres. Her sassy brand of humor gets a spirited if rather perfunctory workout in "Varla Jean Merman Loves a Foreign Tongue," currently playing Thursdays at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood. In this hourlong cabaret act, Varla Jean (alter ego of Jeffery Roberson)
IMAGE
July 17, 2011 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size china setting from Marc Jacobs and a shearling snuggly from Georgina Chapman. Of course, when Mom is Rachel Zoe -- celebrity stylist-turned-reality TV star-turned-designer -- and the gift-givers are members of fashion's reigning class, glamour is expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1987 | NANCY CHURNIN DEMAC
An actress waiting to go on stage sits at a makeup table and tells the audience how much she resents having to endure the scrutiny of those she does not even know. If she is going to submit to what she calls the "lacerating self-exposure" endemic to her profession, she feels that the least she should get in return are biographies of the audience, telling her where they live, the plays they've seen and why their last relationships broke up. The actress asks for the house lights and gets them.
WORLD
December 14, 2007 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Times Staff Writer
In a shop that looks and feels like the inside of a vaudeville trunk, Ahmed Diaa Eddin sits amid beads and sequins bargaining hard with a woman from Saudi Arabia over satin and chiffon. "200." "The price is 400." "200." He won't budge. Neither will she. There's a stare-down, but Diaa Eddin hasn't spent 40 years designing belly dance costumes to let his wares go cheap. He knows the contours of a woman's body and the intricacies of her mind. He waits.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Based on the number of prominent cameos by figure skating royalty in the pas de deux comedy "Blades of Glory," the world of toe loops, double axels and triple lutzes has a pretty good sense of humor. And that's a good thing because the movie, which stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as rival skaters forced to team up, leaves no sacred cow or salchow untipped (although it appears to be devoid of Dick Button references).
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