April 2, 1989
How splendid to read of the luxury of Cliveden and to see those superb photographs. Congratulations, too, on the entire issue. BURKS HAMNER Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2009
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 17, 2011 |
On any given day, in downtown lofts, Santa Monica ateliers and dozens of studios across Los Angeles, dressing rooms are filled with men and women who are slipping into suits, dresses and jeans that fit as if they were made just for them — because they were. They are donning custom-made wedding gowns, dress shirts, even entire wardrobes. Whether they were propelled there by the frustrations of poorly fitting commercial clothes or by a sense of style that isn't part of the trend du jour, they've discovered the rewards of made-to-order clothing.
June 9, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - If Shinola has any brand resonance these days, it's most likely from the phrase: "You don't know [expletive] from Shinola," a World War II-era insult referencing the shoe polish manufactured by Shinola-Bixby Corp. But the brand is back on the scene and in a big way. Founded in 1907, the original Shinola (pronounced SHINE-ola), has been defunct for decades, but the nostalgic name and trademark rights were plucked out of has-been brand obscurity a few years back and applied to a modern-day range of retro-inspired, made-in-America products, including bicycles, leather journals and now handsome wristwatches that retail from $495 to $725.