October 27, 2004 |
Karl WENTE presses the back of his hand down into the vat of crushed Cabernet grapes, then watches the dark purple liquid fill his cupped palm. He sips the newly fermented juice, which will become an ambitious new wine, Wente Family Estates Nth Degree Cabernet. He plans to sell it for $50 a bottle. Wente smiles, clearly delighted with the result: He's added just the right amount of water to the wine. Water? Into wine? That's heresy, as far as most wine lovers are concerned.
September 7, 2012 |
In a legal battle over red soles, luxe shoe brand Christian Louboutin won a limited victory over design house Yves Saint Laurent when an appeals court granted trademark protection for some of its footwear with lacquered red bottoms. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower-court decision by deciding that Louboutin shoes that have red soles combined with a different colored top are protected under trademark, while a shoe design that is red all over cannot be protected, That means Louboutin can theoretically prevent another designer from putting out a black stiletto with a red sole, for example, but not a red stiletto with a red sole.
October 20, 1991 |
Sin-a-matic is the latest offshoot of the club Fetish, as well as that Sunday-night Silver Lake club with the four-letter name. It caters to much the same crowd--the young, the underground, the gay, the straight. . . . To everyone, apparently, except the trend-sniffers at MTV. A few weeks ago, when an MTV video jock arrived at the door expecting a warm (and gratis) welcome, she was rebuffed. A week later, Sin-a-matic was running ads boasting, "As Seen On Club MTV . . . Not!"
January 7, 2003 |
Barely a month after she was sentenced in a Beverly Hills courtroom to three years' probation and 480 hours of community service, Winona Ryder is shopping again. The actress was spotted Saturday at the Prada boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
July 1, 1994
Among the victims' family members present in the courtroom were Nicole Brown Simpson's mother, Juditha Brown, 63, and her sisters. Also attending the hearing were Fred and Patti Goldman, the father and stepmother of Ronald Goldman. Knife Description According to Allen Wattenberg, the knife merchant who testified Thursday, a knife bought by O.J. Simpson about six weeks before the slaying was: A German-made Stiletto 15 inches long Had a six-inch retractable blade Cost $74.
March 11, 2004 |
Serge Weinberg, chief executive of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute SA, today will name four designers to succeed Creative Director Tom Ford at Gucci Group NV. They are Stefano Pilati, Alessandra Facchinetti, Alfreda Giannini and John Ray, people familiar with the company said.
September 22, 1989 |
Tony Wilson won his fight in three rounds Thursday night after his mother climbed into the ring and hit his opponent over the head with her stiletto shoe. Steve McCarthy left the ring with blood seeping from his head as security officers ushered Mrs. Minna Wilson away. McCarthy, a local favorite, refused to return, so referee Adrian Morgan raised Wilson's arm in victory. Uproar broke out among the 1,000 spectators at The Guildhall, site of the British light-heavyweight title fight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991
Claremont police have arrested a 17-year-old Fontana youth on suspicion of attempted murder in the stabbing of two college students outside a Harvey Mudd College dormitory over the weekend. Police Lt. Gary Jenkins said that Brian Forster, 20, and Joshua Krist, 19, were engaged in a friendly wrestling match outside the dorm, where a party was under way early Sunday. Someone mistakenly thought a friend was being attacked, Jenkins said, and several people began fighting.
September 30, 2013 |
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring 2014 collection Monday morning at the gilded Opera Garnier. The inspiration: Understated seduction. Fluid silhouettes playing on transparency and opacity, according to show notes. The look: Sweet in the City, with an earthy palette of navy, brick, chalk and blue. Key pieces: Cap-sleeve dresses with sheer skirts and subtle slashes providing natural air conditioning. Liquid silk pants suits. Organza dresses with a crocodile pattern effect.