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No, Father

By Mark Barkawitz, published on Nov 6, 2006

...I was a chronic talker and had trouble sitting still in my desk. I got caught eating Jujubees in reading class. I spent the lunch-hour in her office. I wore Beach Boy-inspired huarache sandals with my uniform pants. She made me wear a little, white-knit, girl’s sweater all day as a fashion accouterment. I got into fights on the playground with other kids. I spent Saturday afternoon pulling weeds in the church garden. Occasionally, she’d call home but my mom was usually out working. There was no such thing as an answering machine or voice-mail in the early ’60s. ... (more)

Tags: religion, fashion

Stranger Expectations

By AM Nelson, published on Nov 3, 2006

...a comment of, “Even gold-diggers need an orgasm sometime,” is a valid form of stranger friendliness, unique to LA. Should I comment on the roadways and freeways? Stares, looks, honks, beeps, signs, hand-gestures; these are all valid forms of communication between strangers not witnessed quite the same anywhere else. I much prefer the acknowledging smile from Miss Slave-to-fashion on Melrose, the caddy lines of beach bums, and humorously insulting greetings, than any other stranger behaviors. This is not a fake LA, this is LA-ism of stranger expectations. I like LA.  (more)

Tags: los angeles, fashion, santa monica

The Golden Boys Of Orange County

By Caitlin McGuire, published on Nov 3, 2006

...Jake Tilley did not appear to open their eyes all night. While Borat, keyboardist Ehson Hashemian, was entertaining, it was more due to his impersonation of the character created by Sasha Baron Cohen, rather than his own humor. Bassist Addam Farmer strutted across the stage in typically punk fashion, but his actions seemed disjointed compared to the almost lethargic movement of the rest of his band. Nevertheless, a large crowd came to cheer on the Northwood High School band; The Jakes were nominated to be one of the top ten most popular rock bands in southern California by the O.C. Music... (more)

Tags: myspace, movie, california, music, borat, fashion

H&M soon in L.A.

By Ariel, published on Oct 23, 2006

... store in Los Angeles on November 10th. This date will coincide with the worldwide launch of their new collection designed by Viktor & Rolf. The first 200 customers will receive a free H&M t-shirt and gift cards ranging from $10 to $500. H&M is a swedish clothing company and Europe's largest fashion retailer with more than 1900 stores in 24 different countries. H&M launched its first American outlet on March 31, 2000 on the 5th Ave of New York City. The west coast got its first store in San Francisco in late 2005. LA's first H&M will open a 20,000 square foot, single-story store in... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, fashion

Beauty Redefined

By Stephanie Michele, published on Oct 18, 2006

...all the way through final print. Whether you are a man or woman, I encourage you to watch it and read some of the statistics on the site. For me, the most alarming is hearing 70% of girls aged 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities because they are uncomfortable with how they look. The fashion industry is not void in the weight it carries, or rather the lack of weight it presents at the standard in which we measure beauty by. In an industry where eating disorders are the norm, organizers of Milan’s Fashion Week made a courageous move this year when they banned using... (more)

Tags: fashion

Canvas

By C. Reagan, published on Oct 14, 2006

...so I toss it aside and kick my way through the pile. Out emerges and expensive t-shirt bought at a trendy boutique, baggy khaki shorts and stylish but scuffed Pumas. The safe frat boy look is still evident, but now, I’m athletic, sporty and seem to rise above the urges of “high-fashion”. In this outfit, it seems that I don’t need to fit in with the other boys. I am comfortable and flattered by these clothes, but my eyes shimmer with the truth. I’m not nearly ready to not “fit in” at a gay bar in West Hollywood. It lands on top the other... (more)

Tags: hollywood, gay, fashion

Sweatshops in L.A.

By Rowan, published on Oct 2, 2006

...just need clothes, but that they always need new clothes and new styles. This then means that the retailer has to keep up with the new demands in clothing styles, and produce enough new goods to satisfy the customer. They try and curb the unpredictability of this venture by becoming leading fashion experts that the customer will look to when thinking about what type of new clothes they want. On the side of the customer, there is a widening gap between the rich and the poor. The fact that less and less people are able to afford the expensive, specialty clothes puts a larger strain on... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california, israel, education, fashion

Dodgers hit four straight homers in comeback win

By Marquis McClure, published on Sep 19, 2006

... Nomar Garciaparra, who drove in centerfielder Kenny Lofton. But the storybook 10th never would have come without a ninth for the history books, in which the Dodgers became only the fourth team in major league history to hit four consecutive home runs in one inning. What ended in spectacular fashion began somewhat unremarkably, with the Padres lighting up Dodger starter Brad Penny for four runs in the first inning, immediately silencing the sold-out crowd of 55,831 at Chavez Ravine. However, they wouldn't remain silent for long, and neither would the Dodgers. Los Angeles slowly climbed... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, fashion

Irreversible, Irresistible

By Jesse Lee, published on Sep 16, 2006

...sticking out unabashedly, invitingly. And across the bottom is a Warning, that the content is not going to be for every one. For fans of the American film Memento by Christopher Nolan, you might get a kick out of this 2002 Cannes masterpiece by director Gaspar Noe . It occurs in the same fashion, starting at the end and unfolding to the beginning, each sequence starting where the next left off. The film is in French with English subtitles, so be ready to read fast unless they have a dubbed version that I am not aware of. The beautiful woman on the cover of the DVD is Monica Bellucci,... (more)

Tags: hollywood, music, fashion

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