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August 20, 1995
In the article on the making of "A Walk in the Clouds" ("Wine With Your Chocolate," by Blaise Simpson, Aug. 6), Alfonso Arau refers to a book important to the development of the magic realism movement in Latin American literature as "Pedro Carmo." Juan Rulfo's book is "Pedro Paramo," as Arau undoubtedly knows and as the writer should have. It is probably the best-known novel in Mexican literature. CANDACE SIEGLE Long Beach Suede didn't win Great Britain's Mercury Music Prize in 1992, as reported last Sunday in Pop Eye. Primal Scream's "Screamadelica" won that year.
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March 24, 2013 | By Nora Zelevansky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Just when Lena Dunham and a handful of tech geniuses seemed to corner the market on wunderkind status, along comes Maria Stanley. At just 25, the Minnesotan is hoping to take L.A. by storm as head designer of new contemporary clothing line Harlyn. The guiding aesthetic for the brand, which hit stores including Planet Blue and Anthropolgie in February, could be described as "It's Jess!" - as in Zooey Deschanel's character in "New Girl. Girlie "fit and flare" dresses, collared jumpsuits, cap-sleeved peplum blouses and discreetly tailored peg-legged trousers in sand-washed almost suede-like silks with heavier drapes are spiced up with signature prints that play on classics like a navy and ivory chain link motif.
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August 17, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
IT'S BEEN a boho summer, with more frayed denim shorts and fringe on young Hollywood than there was at Woodstock. But now, as we move into fall, the look is going more native, Native American that is, with the kind of Southwestern hues and beaded, feathered details that we haven't seen since the '80s heyday of Ralph Lauren's Santa Fe chic. The trend is being interpreted by high-end designers and fast-fashion chain stores. Better yet, you can hit local boutiques and museum shops that carry the real deal -- authentic and inexpensive items actually made by Native American tribes.
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March 3, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
They are a distant relative of the sandals originally worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans. At the spring-summer 2013 fashion collections, designers such as Tom Ford, Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra featured innovative knee-high-and-above versions on the runways, taking shoe envy to new heights. They are arrestingly sexy. And for many, they summon up a blow-the-wheels-off-your-chariot feeling of female empowerment. Some ladies might even take on a gladiator mentality if it came down to a fellow shopper reaching for the single pair left in her size.
REAL ESTATE
January 8, 2006
I received a Christmas gift of memories as I read ["Activism, Music Intersect in Leimert Park," Dec. 25]. I attended 39th Street Elementary School (renamed Sutro Avenue Elementary) and Audubon Junior High; sold the Los Angeles Herald Express on Santa Barbara Avenue (renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard); and can recall the days when jack rabbits abounded in the vacant lots later known as Baldwin Hills. The Leimert Theater offered fine films, but the place to take a chick in the nifty '50s was the Baldwin Theater.
REAL ESTATE
April 9, 1989
Joe Applegate's article on Leimert Park (April 2) recalled memories of my early youth. I attended 39th Street Elementary School (renamed Dublin Avenue Elementary School) and Audubon Junior High. It was a real treat to attend the (long gone) Leimert Theater and to ride the merry-go-round at "Tinker Town," (Crenshaw and 39th Street), and after taking a recent drive past our old home, I realize that the area has never looked better! The Angeles Mesa Library on 52nd Street, still remains, and while driving down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, (formerly Santa Barbara Avenue)
NEWS
December 17, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In winters past, fashion-conscious skiers dressed like they were on their way to a night on the town instead of a day on the slopes. That's because skiwear looked a lot like evening wear. Velvets, iridescent lames, rhinestones, silver and gold studs--nothing was too glitzy for the slopes. This season the toned-down '90s have caught up with downhill racers. After venturing into neon and glitter, skiwear is headed back to the basics. The classic parka has returned, complete with a fur-trimmed hood, a drawstring waist and a longer cut. Traditional ski colors such as red, navy and forest green have overtaken purples and teals.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Actress Amanda Seyfried is busily promoting her new film, "Les Miserables," slated to open Christmas Day. The actress, who plays Cosette in the film, is treating fans to a whirlwind fashion tour as she walks red carpets around the globe. Over the years, we watched Seyfried go from a vapid blond in "Mean Girls" to leading lady in "In Time" and "Red Riding Hood. " She has also made quite the style transition over the years. Once a teen in boot-cut jeans and spaghetti straps, the actress now walks the red carpet in sophisticated gowns.
NEWS
March 22, 2002 | Jeannine Stein
Dear Fashion Police: Hush Puppies: In or out? --MY DOGS ARE BARKING Dear My: In, if we're talking about some of the brand's newer retro and casual styles that have done a 180 for the company's image. Hush Puppies used to be synonymous with fuddy-duddy, and no hip soul would be caught dead wearing them. That all changed in the mid-1990s, when the Rockford, Mich.-based company revamped its line, adding retro lace-up styles in two-tone colors, in addition to loafers, that became all the rage.
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July 30, 1993 | JOANNA DENDEL
Electric Chair One of the first Orange County stores to sell hip-hop, it has GAT baggy jeans ($60), Huntington Beach-based Soul's bowling button-up shirt ($40) and Huntington Beach-based Split's Beatnik tapered pants ($44) and plaid shorts ($39). 410 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 536-0784; 5269 2nd St., Long Beach, (310) 987-0778, and 10121 Hole Ave., Riverside, (909) 359-8003. Funkeesentials This is the designer boutique for hip-hoppers.
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Actress Amanda Seyfried is busily promoting her new film, "Les Miserables," slated to open Christmas Day. The actress, who plays Cosette in the film, is treating fans to a whirlwind fashion tour as she walks red carpets around the globe. Over the years, we watched Seyfried go from a vapid blond in "Mean Girls" to leading lady in "In Time" and "Red Riding Hood. " She has also made quite the style transition over the years. Once a teen in boot-cut jeans and spaghetti straps, the actress now walks the red carpet in sophisticated gowns.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
The world will have to wait a couple of months for photos of a pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in maternity wear, but she's giving her fashion admirers plenty to notice in chic winter garb while her baby bump grows. Before being hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) earlier this week, the duchess had made a slew of public appearances in cozy coats, boots and long-sleeve dresses. She looked poised in a cream Max Mara Belli coat and Aquatalia Rouge booties for a visit to Cambridge and brought back her green Mulberry dress and Jimmy Choo "cosmic" pumps for a new gallery opening at the Natural History Museum.  Part of what makes the duchess' style so appealing is how she artfully weaves between high-end dresses by Burberry, Rouland Mouret and Issa on the red carpet and affordable high-street pieces by Zara and Reiss for other occasions.
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November 21, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Bring on the feather fascinators, the fur collars and the sparkly shoes. The holidays are the stuff of fashion fantasy, the one time of year when, no matter your age, you can get away with dressing like a disco ball. Whether you take your cues from Hollywood or the pages of fashion magazines, almost everyone wants to add a little tinsel to their everyday lives. This season, designers have all the trimmings: smoldering ruby-red sequins from Marc Jacobs; tulle tiers from Christian Dior; bijoux printed silks from Oscar de la Renta, and exploding ruffles from Lanvin.
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August 28, 2011 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Much of what's out there for fall looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of Cowboys and Indians magazine: arrow print maxi-skirts, blanket-stripe ponchos, suede jackets with swinging fringe, cowboy booties and T-shirts with more Navajo patterns than Ralph Lauren's RRL ranch. Shopbop.com calls the trend "neo-native," Les Nouvelles refers to it as "nouveau Navajo," and at H&M it's "bohemian style. " It brings me back to the 1990s and my first apartment in West Hollywood, with its Kokopelli lamp and IKEA Ektorp sofa in Santa Fe stripe.
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March 13, 2011 | By Emili Vesilind, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rugged boots and delicate ballet flats are modern must-haves in any stylish shoe wardrobe. This may be why the first shoe collection manufactured by Los Angeles boutique chain Madison is made up entirely of the two looks. That, and the Italian factory producing the private-label collection "happens to be very good at making both," said Mark Goldstein, president and owner of Madison et cie, the parent company for Madison stores. The company recently debuted the line ? which ranges from $185 for simple black ballet flats to $445 for the studded, ankle-length "Gioiello" boot ?
NATIONAL
October 19, 2009 | Georgia Garvey
When John Urso left Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Sunday, he carried two shirts carefully hung and wrapped in plastic -- shirts too small for him to wear. But then again, it would be a shame to risk spilling spaghetti sauce on cloth that may have touched the king of rock 'n' roll. "It's worth every penny," said Urso, who bought the priciest item in a Chicago auction of Presley memorabilia that included locks of Presley's hair allegedly from his famous 1958 Army haircut. Urso passed on the $15,000 hair, but he bought a white cotton shirt with "EP" monogrammed on the chest for $52,000.
NEWS
March 8, 1991 | MARY ROURKE
He prefers to see satin shoes and blue jeans for weekends, mules and bare feet for the office, jeweled sandals for the city streets. These and other unconventional ideas helped earn shoe designer Manolo Blahnik his second fashion Oscar--the Council of Fashion Designers of America award--last week in New York. And when word got out he would spend a day at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, the shoe salon was overrun with women.
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March 24, 2013 | By Nora Zelevansky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Just when Lena Dunham and a handful of tech geniuses seemed to corner the market on wunderkind status, along comes Maria Stanley. At just 25, the Minnesotan is hoping to take L.A. by storm as head designer of new contemporary clothing line Harlyn. The guiding aesthetic for the brand, which hit stores including Planet Blue and Anthropolgie in February, could be described as "It's Jess!" - as in Zooey Deschanel's character in "New Girl. Girlie "fit and flare" dresses, collared jumpsuits, cap-sleeved peplum blouses and discreetly tailored peg-legged trousers in sand-washed almost suede-like silks with heavier drapes are spiced up with signature prints that play on classics like a navy and ivory chain link motif.
IMAGE
August 17, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
IT'S BEEN a boho summer, with more frayed denim shorts and fringe on young Hollywood than there was at Woodstock. But now, as we move into fall, the look is going more native, Native American that is, with the kind of Southwestern hues and beaded, feathered details that we haven't seen since the '80s heyday of Ralph Lauren's Santa Fe chic. The trend is being interpreted by high-end designers and fast-fashion chain stores. Better yet, you can hit local boutiques and museum shops that carry the real deal -- authentic and inexpensive items actually made by Native American tribes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2007 | Robert Hilburn, Special to The Times
There's something so immediately appealing about rockabilly music that it's easy to assume the invigorating style has been a bestselling fixture on the pop scene ever since its start in the '50s in Memphis, Tenn. In truth, only one pure rockabilly group has captured the mass pop consciousness over the last quarter century: the Stray Cats, whose engaging, early-'80s hits included "Rock This Town" and "Stray Cat Strut."
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