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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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September 7, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK -- The collection: Monika Chiang. Launched in 2011, the brand has stores in L.A. and New York. Chiang is the girlfriend of entrepreneur Chris Burch, who helped launch her brand as well as ex-wife Tory Burch's. Where Tory's look is decidedly uptown, Monika's is downtown -- and after-dark. The inspiration: Street style in South Africa, where Chiang traveled over the New Year's holiday. The look: "Luxe athleticism," as described by Chiang. Black leather skirts with car-wash pleats, embroidered leather bra tops, block-print skinny jeans, biker jackets in leather or stripe canvas, parachute silk pants and anoraks, strappy sandals with skyscraper-high block heels, baseball caps.
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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.
NEWS
December 18, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Italian luxury label Etro has opened a new 4,500-square-foot boutique in Beverly Hills, several blocks away from its former store. The shop offers women's wear, menswear, accessories and fragrance. It's at 2 Rodeo Drive, and is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Sample sales and events Eyewear purveyor Morgenthal Frederics is hosting a holiday trunk show and wine tasting at its new Beverly Hills boutique on Thursday, with 10% of proceeds pledged to go to the Red Cross to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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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.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Beleaguered teen retailer Hot Topic Inc. announced the resignation of Chief Executive Betsy McLaughlin amid continuing weak sales and earnings. Board member Lisa Harper, a former CEO of children's retailer Gymboree Corp., is to take the helm of the City of Industry-based company, which operates 653 Hot Topic stores and 151 Torrid stores. McLaughlin, who became CEO in 2003, will stay three months to assist the transition, the company said Monday in a statement. Hot Topic has posted year-over-year revenue declines for seven straight quarters.
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May 30, 2010 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ask any woman older than 50 what she wore during pregnancy and she will inevitably bring up the bows — the oversized, cartoonish ribbons that adorned much of the maternity wear of the last century. "You see pictures of women pregnant in the '60s, '70s and '80s, and they were basically dressed like children," said Shannon DiPadova, owner of online maternity boutique Due Maternity ( duematernity.com ). "Let's just say, there were a lot of Peter Pan collars." Or, as designer Liz Lange, who helped de-bow maternity wear with her long-standing Target collection, puts it, "Fashion and pregnancy simply weren't a compatible pair."
NEWS
August 29, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Mitt Romney would like you to know that his Southern California mansion will only double in size after planned renovations, rather than quadruple, as has previously been reported. File this one under the old axiom that if you're explaining, you're losing. As Romney makes a second run for the White House, his campaign has tried to put forward a more relaxed, Everyman portrayal of the former Massachusetts governor, all the way down to his no-tie and skinny jeans wardrobe. Stories like the one last week about him upgrading his $12-million mansion in La Jolla only serve therefore as unwelcome distractions, particularly when they won't go away.
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