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December 2, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Belly fat not only may keep some women from squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans, it also may be wreaking havoc on their bones. A new study finds that belly fat in women might increase their risk of osteoporosis. The study presented Tuesday at a Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago found that women with deep abdominal fat -- that is, fat underneath muscles deep in the abdominal cavity -- had increased bone-marrow fat and decreased bone density. The findings seem to reverse earlier thinking that excess body fat protected women from bone loss.
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November 10, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
Sensa is apparently quite the fabulous product – or at least many users say so. One of them is "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger, who claims to have lost 20 pounds on Sensa, those calorie-free flavor sprinkles that supposedly help you lose weight. The South Florida Sun Sentinel blog the Skinny reports on her enthusiasm. "A magic fairy dust-like product is going to help me fit into a pair of skinny jeans? I am skeptical, to say the least," the blog says. We are too. Sensa creator Dr. Alan Hirsch talked about how the flavor crystals were supposed to help people lose weight in a Los Angeles Times story "Sensa: Get a whiff of this diet.
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July 13, 2013 | By Sarah St. Lifer
Sure, summer uniforms (a.k.a. anything that's lightweight and airy) are what you want to wear this time of year, but that's no reason to retire your staples from last season. Rather than invest in a completely new a warm-weather wardrobe, why not update your past purchases with a few key pieces? Consider this your closet's annual face-lift, with ideas courtesy of some talented professional fashion stylists. Black booties "The key to making [black booties] appropriate for the season is by pairing them with something light and pretty," says stylist Cher Coulter.
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April 22, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Diane von Furstenberg is bringing her signature prints and vibrant colors to Gap Kids and Baby Gap. The designer collaborated with the children's clothing line on a spring collection inspired by an African safari. The collection hits Gap Kids and Baby Gap stores April 25 and is Von Furstenberg's second collaboration with the brand. "This time it is all about adventure, with the same attention to color and print," Von Furstenberg said in a release. "I think the result is playful and perfect for the little explorers of the world.
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March 1, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS --  Isabel Marant's fall fashion memo to cool girls everywhere? Skinny jeans are out and baggy pants are in. The designer showed her fall collection Friday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week, and the look was all about baggy pants--in cargo, quilted leather, even tartan wool styles--worn with oversized, abstract, sparkly camo T-shirts, moss-green sweaters, fuzzy shearling vests and military jackets. There was a smattering of skirts too--wrap mini styles with fold-over waistbands, revealing bare legs and the newest Marant must-have booties with wrap-around straps or fur trim.
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August 17, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
There's been a lot of talk about bricks-and-mortar stores launching online, but not so much about online stores launching in bricks and mortar. This Saturday, Revolve Clothing -- the online store that specializes in contemporary labels such as Rock & Republic, Joie and Whitley Kros -- is opening on Melrose Avenue, bringing some of the most compelling things about the point-and-click experience to the shopping trip experience. One of the most powerful tools online retailers have is the ability to tailor their home pages to the whims of fashion, building a "display" of skinny jeans the day after Ashlee Simpson has been photographed wearing them, or telling a trend "story" by pulling out images of plaid accessories.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Chief executive of teen retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. since 2009. The Anaheim seller of surf and skate apparel, which has reported sales declines and losses for the last nine quarters, is struggling to recover from the recession and has lost business to trendier competitors such as Forever 21, H&M and Aeropostale. PacSun has about 850 stores, most of them in malls. First impressions: After being offered the PacSun job, "I went out and looked at some of the stores," Schoenfeld said.
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October 14, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
DURING the last few seasons, we've seen the return of 1960s patent-leather go-go boots, 1930s-era brogues, the classic 1950s ballet flat and the 1970s platform. But spats? That's right, they're not just for Mr. Peanut anymore. Spat-like flourishes are showing up clinging to high heels, looking like a gladiator's leather armor, and on fall's must-have booties, which are being embellished with ankle buttons and straps. The Hives were onto the trend early.
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July 19, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
The current trend in denim may be all about the distressed look, but Madewell is keeping its focus on basics with the launch of '37s -- a line of simple, straightforward, super-skinny jeans. Named for the year the Madewell label was started, '37s come in just one skinny fit, with five different washes that range from an edgy gray-and-black tie dye to a more conservative deep indigo. The eye-catching price: $59.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Here's another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: They're driving up the price of beer. A recent study has found that the price of low- and mid-range beers has been climbing at U.S. bars and restaurants. And the guy who oversaw the study for Massachusetts-based research firm Restaurant Sciences said he thinks the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon could be the cause. “While all the attention has been on craft beers, the price of mainstay brands in the mid-price tier have risen more dramatically,” Research Sciences President Chuck Ellis said.
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