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November 13, 1998 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Wait a minute! Is that a stuffed coyote in Maxfield's window, about to pounce on a baby whose unaware mother is hosing the lawn wearing a really cute jumpsuit? Omigod! Cars are screeching to a stop on Santa Monica Boulevard just to look at the frozen drama taking place in the window of a clothing store. What twisted, bizarrely inventive mind would think to entice shoppers by depicting coyote abductions, Malibu landslides, wacko caricatures of the Carter family and superbly costumed smog alerts?
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September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
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September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
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August 10, 2008 | Erin Weinger, Times Staff Writer
A ceramic Dora Maar for a cake topper? A bust of Margaret Thatcher as a dominatrix on the altar? Matching paisley tuxedos? Think of all the aesthetic possibilities when Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York, and his partner, potter and decorator extraordinaire Jonathan Adler, exchange vows next month. Doonan elevated store window design to an art form in the 1970s at Maxfield and now works his magic for Barneys (one of his windows did cast Thatcher as a dominatrix).
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August 10, 2008 | Erin Weinger, Times Staff Writer
A ceramic Dora Maar for a cake topper? A bust of Margaret Thatcher as a dominatrix on the altar? Matching paisley tuxedos? Think of all the aesthetic possibilities when Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York, and his partner, potter and decorator extraordinaire Jonathan Adler, exchange vows next month. Doonan elevated store window design to an art form in the 1970s at Maxfield and now works his magic for Barneys (one of his windows did cast Thatcher as a dominatrix).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2003 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
Simon Doonan is drowning in famous labels, but to look at him you'd never know it: Liberty print shirt, Miu Miu suede jacket, Gucci belt, Dolce & Gabbana pants, Prada shoes. All are so gently worn, so nonchalantly haphazard in combination, that he looks just the opposite of the fans in newly minted outfits who've come to his book signing at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. Doonan's shabby chic is the code of the ultimate fashion aristocrat, detectable only to others in the club.
NEWS
May 6, 1999 | CONNIE KOENENN
Just off the presses, the summer Nest magazine will be a gift on every chair at a May 15 party marking designer Tony Duquette's 85th birthday. The designer and his lavishly eclectic Los Angeles estate, Dawnridge, are the subject of a major Nest feature by Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys. "It was serendipity," said Martin Chapman, curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, of the magazine's timing.
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
There are some people in this world who are difficult to imagine as parents. Vogue magazine editrix Anna Wintour, a.k.a. "The Ice Queen," is one of them. But Wintour is a mom, and her 13-year-old daughter, Bee, has inspired a new magazine: Teen Vogue, on stands in New York, L.A. and Chicago this month. Wintour and her daughter launched the first spinoff of Conde Nast's 108-year-old fashion jewel Friday with a nonalcoholic party for more than 300 teens at the midtown club Exit.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2008 | Don Frederick
The debate is on: The widely circulated photograph of Barack Obama on a bicycle last weekend either did the Democratic presidential candidate no favors or actually helped his cause. In an article in Tuesday's New York Daily News, writer David Saltonstall showed no mercy, declaring, "It wasn't a pretty picture: ill-fitting jeans, a tucked-in golf shirt, black-and-white socks and a helmet that could make Michael Dukakis blush."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1985 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Anyone inclined to romanticize the world of the male hustler ought to see "Forty-Deuce" at the Pan Andreas Theatre. Anyone not so inclined will find it a chore. Alan Bowne's play shows the hustler's trade as bleak, stupid and dangerous. That is something worth showing, especially in a theater on Santa Monica Boulevard. But as a theater piece it's clumsy work. The scene is a scabby room above 42nd Street, the lair of some young male prostitutes bossed around by a goon named Augie (Lee Wilkof).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2003 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
Simon Doonan is drowning in famous labels, but to look at him you'd never know it: Liberty print shirt, Miu Miu suede jacket, Gucci belt, Dolce & Gabbana pants, Prada shoes. All are so gently worn, so nonchalantly haphazard in combination, that he looks just the opposite of the fans in newly minted outfits who've come to his book signing at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. Doonan's shabby chic is the code of the ultimate fashion aristocrat, detectable only to others in the club.
NEWS
November 13, 1998 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Wait a minute! Is that a stuffed coyote in Maxfield's window, about to pounce on a baby whose unaware mother is hosing the lawn wearing a really cute jumpsuit? Omigod! Cars are screeching to a stop on Santa Monica Boulevard just to look at the frozen drama taking place in the window of a clothing store. What twisted, bizarrely inventive mind would think to entice shoppers by depicting coyote abductions, Malibu landslides, wacko caricatures of the Carter family and superbly costumed smog alerts?
NEWS
June 4, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
Fashion designers, new talent and style icons Cher and Sophia Loren were honored Wednesday night in New York City at the 18th annual American Fashion Awards, given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. More than 1,000 guests attended the gala that was taped for broadcast on E! Entertainment Television. The show will air June 13 from 9 to 11 p.m.
NEWS
August 7, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Singer Pink is the latest CoverGirl celebrity brand ambassador. Her "appointment" to the post was announced Monday in Santa Monica. [WWD] (Subscription required.) New details are out about the dress Natalie Portman wore when she married choreographer Benjamin Millepied on Saturday. The 1950s-reminiscent tea-length dress reportedly was designed by Rodarte. Not a surprise, because the label's design team, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, designed some of the costumes for "Black Swan," upon whose set the couple met and fell in love.
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