March 30, 1986
Traveling in Style is a fine magazine. Hope it lasts. DEL M. REYNOLDS Balboa
June 6, 1993
Hold the starch and unplug the iron. The most carefree summer clothes are meant to look wrinkled. Gauzy, loose-fitting skirts, tops and trousers take on extra-casual flair when they're made from natural fibers--silk, flax, cotton, wool--that tend to pucker or crease on their own. No need to worry when packing for vacation. Just wad up your wardrobe, then grin and wear it. . . .styled by Polly Hoyt; hair and makeup: Lisa Jayne Storey/Visages Style L.A.
April 21, 1991
Here's a salute to another classic: Neutrogena's long-lasting Lip Life Lipstick. Developed in the '40s, when indelible lipstick was popular, it comes in two shades--vivid Lip Life Red and a hot pink called Lip Life Blue (which is white in the tube and turns color after you apply it). If your drugstore doesn't carry Lip Life, write Neutrogena Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 45062, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The cost: $5.45 a tube, plus handling.
December 26, 2010 |
If you can stop texting, tweeting and typing long enough, you may notice that some stylish people are taking communication into their own hands. Whether it's a $3.50 ballpoint disguised as a tube of lipstick at Bookmarc, Marc Jacobs' (relatively) new Melrose store, or a $275 platinum-plated pencil sharpener from Graf von Faber-Castell, writing instruments, journals and stationery have emerged as an essential accessory for artistic self-expression. And the timing couldn't be better, since many of us must now face our list of holiday thank-you notes.
March 9, 2003
Patti Davis' "musing" was a hoot ("My Own Muse," Style, Feb. 16). Like e-mail spelling, real style is knowing all the rules and then breaking them on purpose. Over the years Davis has proven that if you don't take yourself too seriously, no one else will either. Being able to go her own way and laff at herself proves that she has style to squander. And that should be good enuff to satisfy any of her critics! Carol Nahin Palm Desert
April 10, 2011 |
Robyn It's turning out to be a good year for electro pop singer Robyn, 31, who landed one of the covers of Elle magazine's May music issue , after cleaning up at the Swedish Grammys in January. She first burst on the scene in the late 1990s, with dance hits like "Do You Know What It Takes. " But with three album releases last year ("Body Talk," Parts 1, 2 and 3), she's attracting a whole new generation of fans with her platinum tomboy hair and punk style. Robyn (born Robin Miriam Carlson)
November 21, 2010 |
When Google took the wraps off its foray into online fashion retail a few days ago, anyone who hadn't sat through one of the nearly hour-long Web demonstrations couldn't have been faulted for thinking Boutiques.com was just another in an increasingly crowded field of "curated retail" sites. (At launch, the site focused on women's clothing and accessories only ? with the goal of eventually expanding into menswear.) It is ? and it isn't. Aiming to serve up clothing and accessories based on personal preferences (the way Pandora suggests new music based on the music you like)
December 30, 2012 |
Strike a pose If you're Madonna and you plan to stage the most fashionable Super Bowl halftime show in years, there's only one way to kick it off: Perform the 1990 smash hit "Vogue" as classic Vogue covers are projected on stage. The Queen of Pop's performance featured numerous costume changes and included Givenchy couture, Bulgari jewelry, custom stretch leather Miu Miu boots and a glittering headpiece by star milliner Philip Treacy. But all was almost overshadowed when rapper M.I.A.
June 24, 2011 |
They shared the glassy eyes, the stilted smile and the artificially shiny blond hair, but Paris Hilton's wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York was wearing an outfit that might have made the real celebrity practically melt with shame: The dummy was dressed in a velour tracksuit, a belly-baring, body-hugging artifact of the early aughts. Even when her wax lookalike debuted in 2005, Hilton's once-trendy tracksuit had begun its mutation into the comfort wear of the attraction's tourists and a uniform of the masses.
October 31, 2010 |
Bouncy ringlets. A swooping French twist. S-shaped pin-curls. Hairstyles of a bygone era? Not exactly. Thanks to a pendulum swing in fashion back to ladylike clothes ? and a national love affair with the manicured, retro-'60s looks of cable show "Mad Men"? "done" hairdos are back in vogue. So much so that they're making the loose, untamed manes of the last decade look dated. On Hollywood's red carpets, where runway trends often make their first appearance in the real world, ballet buns, topknots and tidy, teased coifs have replaced the requisite low, slightly messy chignons that have reigned for years.