April 7, 1994 |
Rayon dresses make great warm-weather wear. They can be casual, comfortable and incredibly cool on even the hottest Southern California day. These dresses are being collected by women who used to wear only shorts or jeans for casual wear. So how do you guarantee that you won't look too frumpy or too sweet? Here are a few guideline: Avoid large floral prints; flowers are fine, but keep them tiny. Also, make sure that the sleeves aren't puffy and, by all means, stay away from shoulder pads.
December 18, 1998
Your invitation is in the mail, but don't worry. We've cracked the case of how to dress for holiday parties, with three ways you might be asked to appear: cocktail, black tie and the ever-elusive California casual. Black Tie--Neiman Marcus Hers: Fire-engine red ball gown in Duchess satin from Richard Tyler, $2,000. Matching stole, about 8 feet long, for a mere $750. Classic satin pump dyed to match. His: Single-breasted, one-button wool tuxedo from Le Collezioni by Giorgio Armani, $1,495.
November 23, 1995 |
The Look: Wild-animal prints on dresses, pants, skirts and accessories. Designers around the world have brought back leopards and zebras this season, but the newest species on the scene is the giraffe, usually done in black and white. The trend, as seen on runways in Europe, New York and Los Angeles, will continue for spring.
August 11, 2000
* Alfred Mann, the founder, chairman and chief executive of MiniMed Inc., has tapped company President and Chief Operating Officer Terrance Gregg to share the executive leadership of the Sylmar-based medical devices maker as co-CEO in the newly formed office of the chief executive. * MGM Distribution Co., a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has named Ian Sutherland senior vice president, international theatrical distribution and marketing.
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December 6, 1996 |
Stylists at the Platinum Salon will be working overtime and charging half-price Sunday to help save a life. They will be taking part in a bone-marrow testing drive and cut-a-thon to benefit a longtime customer's brother who is suffering from leukemia. Gerald Benson, 47, brother of salon client Ann Benson and uncle of actor-director Robbie Benson, was found to have leukemia in July and is in need of a bone-marrow transplant. Each of Gerald Benson's three sisters were tested, but none was a match.
October 8, 1999 |
Liz Claiborne, intent on clothing women up and down the fashion spectrum, said Thursday that it has agreed to buy the Los Angeles-area maker of Laundry clothing, a high-end label of trendy dresses and sportswear. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Laundry, led by designer Shelli Segal, joins an expanding collection of brands at Claiborne aimed at garnering younger shoppers who are willing to pay handsomely for their clothing.