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October 7, 2010 |
On one of the holiest nights of Ramadan, Marwa Atik chose a crowded Southern California mosque to debut her latest creation. It was just after midnight when the 20-year-old walked into the Islamic Center of Irvine, dressed in a long, flowing burgundy robe, her head wrapped in a charcoal-colored chiffon hijab , trimmed with decorative gold zippers. After the group prayers, sermon and Koran recitation, a woman approached Atik, gesturing at the scarf. "OK, I want one," she said excitedly.
October 1, 2010
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September 7, 2010 |
The lineup of guest judges on the new season of "America's Next Top Model" may not mean much to the average viewer. But in the fashion world, Patrick Demarchelier and Matthew Rolston need no introduction. And fashionistas know why the sought-after photographers decided to climb aboard the reality modeling competition in its 15th cycle, which premieres Sept. 8. Two words: Italian Vogue. The magazine, considered the most prestigious fashion publication in the world, has partnered with the CW show for the first time.
September 5, 2010 |
Last year's first installment of Fashion's Night Out, an effort to jump-start a sagging industry with an evening full of shopping events in major cities all over the world that was brought to us by New York-based Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, was, not surprisingly, very Manhattan-centric. Southern California was barely represented, with a few local scattered efforts staged at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills and the Fred Segal Center on Melrose Avenue. What a difference a year makes.
August 22, 2010 |
Fortysomething cover girls, curvy models and must-have items from Chico's and White House/Black Market? We've known for a while now that fashion no longer belongs solely to the young, rich and reed-thin. It's on TV and film, and in your local Target store, where Isabel Toledo, who designed First Lady Michelle Obama's lemon-grass yellow Inauguration Day suit, has a new collection. It has even seeped into the world of baby diapers, now that Cynthia Rowley has lent her design talents to Pampers, of all things.
July 4, 2010 |
First, there was Pamela Anderson shimmying in all her sex-kitten glory this spring on "Dancing With the Stars." Then there was the Victoria's Secret "Bombshell" campaign followed by the racy, headline-sparking Miss USA 2010 lingerie photos. It's official: The va-va-voom look is back in a way that hasn't been seen since Anderson was a "Baywatch" beauty in the 1990s. And why not? Anderson's signature style of big, glamorous makeup is a look that's been seducing men throughout history, reaching back in time to Cleopatra's drawn-on cat eyes and the Old Testament's painted seductresses.
June 1, 2010 |
Advertisers in the coming days will make billion-dollar bets on the TV networks' new fall schedules — and this time around, they actually like the script. In recent years, with production costs soaring and profits falling, the broadcast networks scaled back prime-time comedies and dramas. To the dismay of advertisers hoping to place their products in a classier environment, the networks instead added cheaper reality shows and tried cost-saving gambits like shifting Jay Leno to prime time.
April 24, 2010 |
What will you do for income in retirement? Draw a pension, if you're very lucky. Collect Social Security. Beyond those two sources of money, most people will have to rely on their savings — bank accounts, investments, home equity or an annuity. And the challenge for many American retirees won't just be to generate income from their nest egg, but to generate rising income to keep up with inflation. Looking for a strategy to fill that bill, some investment advisors are turning to a solution that was familiar to Eisenhower-era retirees but increasingly has been lost on generations since then: common stock dividends from big-name companies, which in this era means firms such as Johnson & Johnson, H.J. Heinz Co. and utility PG&E Corp.
March 28, 2010 |
Somehow you don't expect to read the phrase "throwing kittens on barbecue grills" in an e-mail exchange with Pamela Anderson. But there it was on the screen during an electronic conversation about her longstanding involvement with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, an organization that's at least as well known for its strategies as its causes. Whether it's splashing Vogue editor Anna Wintour and other fur supporters with blood-colored red paint or enlisting stars to bare all in glossy advertising, the group has been enormously successful, if incredibly polarizing, in garnering support — and gathering enemies.
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October 8, 2009 |
Irving Penn, a grand master of American fashion photography whose "less is more" aesthetic combined with a startling sensuality defined a visual style that he applied to designer dresses or fleshy nudes, famous artists or tribal chiefs, cigarette butts or cosmetics jars, many of them now-famous photographs owned by leading art museums, has died. He was 92. Penn died today at his apartment in New York City, said his brother, film director Arthur Penn. The cause was not given. Penn started contributing to Vogue in 1943 and became one of the first commercial photographers to cross the chasm that separated commercial and art photography until the 1970s.