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June 17, 2007
You've heard about the storied Manolo Blahnik sale in New York -- stiletto groupies snaking around the block for hours, rabid magazine editors clawing at each other over pony skin mules, $1,400 alligator boots for $100. Well, save your frequent flier miles: A Vegas version of the footwear free-for-all begins June 28 at the Blahnik boutique at the Wynn Las Vegas, with prices reduced 40% or more. Start practicing that kung-fu grip. Manolo Blahnik, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 770-3477.
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April 1, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
It's a decorous shoe that a woman would wear for a night on the town: a size 9 navy pump. Even the 5-inch heel doesn't seem out of place. But then there is the blood, which carries a different message. Jurors in Houston on Tuesday got their first real look at what prosecutors say was a murder weapon and defense lawyers argue was Ana Trujillo's only way of defending herself from her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Trujillo, 45, is charged with using her stiletto heel 25 times to pound Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, to death.
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August 16, 2012 | Meghan Daum
Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan and doyenne of stiletto-heeled self-empowerment, died Monday at 90. The author of "Sex and the Single Girl," Brown was widely credited for revolutionizing the precepts of women's media, transforming a melange of recipes and homemaking tips into an unapologetic celebration of sexual, social and professional striving captured in cover lines like "Four Fab New Vibrators" and "Get Hit On All The Time....
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August 16, 2012 | Meghan Daum
Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan and doyenne of stiletto-heeled self-empowerment, died Monday at 90. The author of "Sex and the Single Girl," Brown was widely credited for revolutionizing the precepts of women's media, transforming a melange of recipes and homemaking tips into an unapologetic celebration of sexual, social and professional striving captured in cover lines like "Four Fab New Vibrators" and "Get Hit On All The Time....
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March 21, 2010 | By Victoria Namkung, Special to the Los Angeles Times
From corsets to sky-high stilettos, women have been suffering in the name of fashion for years. Thanks to the Beverly Hills-based footwear line Dana Davis, named for its founder and chief executive, high-heeled- shoe lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. In its third season and selling well locally at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza and at danadavis.com, the label features chic styles with invisible comfort technology such as customized arch supports and strategic cushioning. Imagine heels that may actually be good for you. With designs including embellished flat sandals, driving moccasins and the 41/2-inch platform heels she introduced for spring-summer 2010, Dana Davis just might be the brand to make a comfort shoe go mainstream in the fashion world.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2004
Tom FORD is finished with Gucci and not quite sure what he will do next ("A Designer Ready for a Change," by Booth Moore, March 27). Martha Stewart has stepped down as an officer of her corporation and will likely do time in jail. It's obvious: Tom Ford for Martha Stewart Living. The man who gave us bamboo stiletto heels and fur-trimmed bell bottoms is the perfect person to take Martha Stewart Omnimedia to the next level. Martha's designs were always a bit on the tame side. I just have a feeling about this.
MAGAZINE
August 28, 1994 | Produced and styled by Michael Eisenhower
Grunge. Deconstructivism. The monastic look. The waif look. For the past four years, designers have been ripping apart fashion from sleeves to hem, experimenting with new looks and ideas. And now they've put it all back together. This season, fashion is outrageous, sexy and glamorous, full of slick fabrics, tight miniskirts and dangerous stiletto heels. Spring's baby doll has become fall's vixen, intent on showing off legs, hips and breasts.
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June 1, 2008 | Monica Corcoran, Times Staff Writer
"Stop looking down at your feet and stare straight ahead," says Queen Jazzmun, as I skitter across the hardwood floor in 6-inch Barbara Bui platforms like a newborn giraffe. "The heels are the mistress, and you are the slave. Submit." But who's going to submit my health insurance forms when I am laid up at Cedars, I wonder, during a Sunday afternoon primer on how to walk in high heels. The private instruction came about because Jazzmun -- a transvestite performer and actor/actress -- had recently taught 18 women how to glide atop designer stilts at a course offered by shoe boutique Il Primo Passo in Santa Monica.
SPORTS
March 30, 2002 | DIANE PUCIN
It took some blind faith and crossed fingers to bring the 2002 NCAA women's Final Four to the Alamodome, a structure meant to draw a football team to town. Lots of empty seats wouldn't convince the skeptics that the women's game, played by people who don't dunk and don't much want to, was worth much time or attention. For the skeptics, for the e-mailers who say it's wasted energy to watch or think or read about women's basketball, who say eighth-grade boys play a more interesting game, who babble that no one would choose to be in San Antone when they could be in Atlanta, here are your answers.
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September 28, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
MANOLO BLAHNIK became a household name when "Sex and the City" made his sexy stilettos practically a member of the cast. But before Carrie Bradshaw started giving him shout-outs, the shoe guru was already a star to the well-heeled women who wear and collect his designs -- a list that includes Madonna, Bianca Jagger and Diane von Furstenberg. Blahnik's shoes are a perennial on Hollywood red carpets -- as common as Spanx and cleavage tape.
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March 21, 2010 | By Victoria Namkung, Special to the Los Angeles Times
From corsets to sky-high stilettos, women have been suffering in the name of fashion for years. Thanks to the Beverly Hills-based footwear line Dana Davis, named for its founder and chief executive, high-heeled- shoe lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. In its third season and selling well locally at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza and at danadavis.com, the label features chic styles with invisible comfort technology such as customized arch supports and strategic cushioning. Imagine heels that may actually be good for you. With designs including embellished flat sandals, driving moccasins and the 41/2-inch platform heels she introduced for spring-summer 2010, Dana Davis just might be the brand to make a comfort shoe go mainstream in the fashion world.
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May 31, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
When harem pants came down the runways at Chloe and Alexander McQueen for spring 2009, they somehow glided past the cartoony pop culture associations (Barbara Eden's Jeannie in the '60s, MC Hammer's '80s gold) to help define summer's effortlessly slouchy look. But the style is hardly effortless to pull off. In fact, next to hot pants and high-waisted trousers, harem pants may be the most daunting item of clothing to wear.
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February 22, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
The runway rectangle may be the focus of New York Fashion Week, but discovering next season's go-to trends is just the tip of the Swarovski crystal when it comes to the doings of the style tribe that descends on the Big Apple. And since we've had our stylish boots on the ground here for eight frigid February days, we thought it only fair to share some of the fashion folderol.
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December 28, 2008
Valentino retires When the Italian designer took his last runway bow in January, the world became a little less glamorous. He was the last of the great couturiers (Chanel, Givenchy and Dior long ago lost their founders). And although ex-Gucci designer Alessandra Facchinetti picked up the reins, she was dismissed in October after just three collections.
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November 9, 2008 | BOOTH MOORE
Shoe designers Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik are practically household names, but there's a new foot soldier in town: Bruno Frisoni at Roger Vivier. No other designer right now has so many celebrities sole-struck, be it Katie Holmes or Cate Blanchett. Even Suri Cruise has her own pair of Viviers, made to measure of course, with those instantly recognizable pilgrim buckles.
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October 7, 2008 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
WEDNESDAY'S episode of “Project Runway” begins the drawn-out reveal of who will be the next winner of the popular fashion design competition: Jerell, Kenley, Korto or Leanne. But the more pressing question hanging over the show is this: After "Runway's" fifth season concludes Oct. 15 on Bravo, how long will viewers have to wait for its return?
OPINION
June 25, 2000 | Robert G. Beckel, Robert G. Beckel, a political analyst, served as campaign manager for Walter F. Mondale in 1984
Commerce Secretary William H. Daley got a call two weeks ago from Vice President Al Gore that he didn't want or expect. Gore asked Daley to replace Tony L. Coelho as his campaign chief. Coelho, the former California congressman turned investment banker, asked to step down after being hospitalized for severe intestinal problems. This came in the wake of two epileptic seizures Coelho suffered in the past month. He had been free of seizures for decades.
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February 22, 1985 | MARYLOU LUTHER, Times Fashion Editor
Question: At 82, my spike-heel days are in the past. Please help me find a pump with heels about two or 2 1/2 inches. I wear a 7AAA with a AAAAA heel. I am getting low on shoes and have no replacements in sight, so please hurry.--N.L.C. Answer: The pump illustrated here meets all of your requirements. The brand is Socialites, the style is Epic, and the color choice is black, cashio (taupe), navy or red. You can get them for $39.95 at Nordstrom.
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September 28, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
IF YOU think wearing high heels to work is a grind, try tramping around the stage at the Viper Room in stilettos with a guitar strapped to your back. But spiky shoes -- along with skinny jeans and loads of black eyeliner -- are part of what defines the slinky, dark-glam look of new L.A. band Uh Huh Her. "People are astonished that I can play bass in heels," says Camila Grey, lead vocalist for the dreamy, electro-pop duo, which she co-founded with singer and keyboard player Leisha Hailey -- the elfin blond actress who costars in the Showtime series "The L Word," about fashion-savvy lesbians.
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September 28, 2008 | Emili Vesilind, Times Staff Writer
MANOLO BLAHNIK became a household name when "Sex and the City" made his sexy stilettos practically a member of the cast. But before Carrie Bradshaw started giving him shout-outs, the shoe guru was already a star to the well-heeled women who wear and collect his designs -- a list that includes Madonna, Bianca Jagger and Diane von Furstenberg. Blahnik's shoes are a perennial on Hollywood red carpets -- as common as Spanx and cleavage tape.
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