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.
December 12, 2010 |
The Hollywood Reporter announced its annual list of the entertainment industry's top female power players Tuesday over breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel. No. 1? Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television. "I love the smell of estrogen in the morning," Katie Couric said to the 600 guests, which included nearly all the women on the "Power 100" list. Halle Berry presented the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and related her conversation with Lansing before the event: When Lansing told her the honoree's name ( Helen Mirren)
January 30, 2011 |
Who doesn't love a good party? That's the attitude of leadership at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. So with that thought in mind, the opening night of Diavolo came complete with a shindig at the French bistro La Cachette in Santa Monica. As a former dancer, board member Jamie Bishton recalled the cast parties he attended after his performances with American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp's dance company and the White Oak Dance Project. "When I was dancing, we wanted to meet everyone who saw the show, not just the select few who paid the big dollars," he said.
March 27, 2011
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September 5, 2010 |
"What a Pair!" organizers Jody Price and Ruth Stalford paired up with "the beer chicks," Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, and the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica on Tuesday for a class in "Beer Pairing 101. " "What a Pair!" is an annual musical revue, slated for Sept. 25, that features celebrity duets and benefits breast cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute . Over a seven-course dinner, Perozzi and Beaune, authors of "The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer," gave a course-by-course description of the different styles of beer — explaining why, for example, Allagash White beer goes with ricotta cheese and Rodenbach beer complements chocolate.
January 31, 2013
Tegan and Sara's "Heartthrob" presents a believably irregular vision of how love happens, and does it with an immediacy and a directness that feel new for these Canadian twin sisters, who have built a devoted following of indie-minded fans. In "Goodbye, Goodbye" and "Drove Me Wild," they trade homey folk-pop guitars for sparkling new-wave synths, while "How Come You Don't Want Me" rides an '80s-style drum-machine beat reminiscent of the Human League hit that almost shares its title. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $39.50-$49.50.
September 23, 2012 |
The Emmys used to be seen as an early dress rehearsal for the seriously overloaded awards-season style gantlet that starts in January. But no longer. Two of fashion's biggest red carpet stars - Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore ("Hemingway & Gellhorn" and "Game Change," respectively) are among the nominees, along with Claire Danes, Glenn Close and Jessica Lange ("Homeland," "Damages" and "American Horror Story"). Other glamour girls expected at the event include "Mad Men's" Jessica Paré, recently celebrated in Vogue for her red carpet style; "New Girl" Zooey Deschanel, who attracted attention last year in offbeat Prada and twirly Monique Lhuillier gowns, and "Downton Abbey's" Michelle Dockery, leading this year's British invasion of Emmy nominees.
September 23, 2012 |
When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms. " In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on the celebrity-dressing landscape for years, and the fashion universe will undoubtedly be anticipating their handiwork at the Emmys. Meister's name seemed to crop up on every red carpet, starting with last year's Emmys, where he dressed host Jane Lynch in a series of custom-designed looks.