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  • Put Clair Voyant down as a reference

    Put Clair Voyant down as a reference
    Poised to enter a cutthroat job market, college art student Kim Tae-eun showed up for a crucial interview the other day nervous and dressed to the nines. She wasn't meeting with a job counselor or head hunter -- she needed real results. She needed a...
  • Suit up, Dad, time to waltz Tuxedos and naked truths

    Suit up, Dad, time to waltz Tuxedos and naked truths
    Should've bagged the whole thing when they told me I'd have to waltz. Who waltzes anymore? Prussian diplomats? Is there even a Prussia anymore? No, because while everyone was waltzing, mean dudes with muskets were coming over the parapets. Anyway, they...
  • Debutantes on parade, a.k.a. the dad-daughter waltz night

    Debutantes on parade, a.k.a. the dad-daughter waltz night
    In our last installment, we were renting tuxedos and learning to waltz, fun stuff only if you're one of those country club stiffs who's dead from the neck up. Me, I'd rather be stapled to a ping-pong table and attacked by geese than attend a black-tie...
  • iPod shuffle: Are these earbuds for you?

    Apple has a history of making things without features that many people consider essential. The original iMac lacked a floppy-disk drive, and the MacBook Air did not have an Ethernet port. In both cases, Apple's rationale was that the older standard was...
  • Unemployment lasts longer for Asian Americans

    Unemployment lasts longer for Asian Americans
    Asian Americans typically have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the United States. But in this weak labor market, once they lose their jobs, they have an especially hard time reentering the labor force, data show. In July, nearly...
  • At 100, the Zegna textile firm and suit maker is looking good

    At 100, the Zegna textile firm and suit maker is looking good
    The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride...
  • Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear

    Raising the high-tech bar on workout wear
    Back in the day, a runner hit the pavement wearing cotton shorts and a cotton T-shirt, and when things got hot, sweat turned those clothes into a big, wet, stinky mess. Today, fitness clothing is all about nanoparticles that suspend moisture, compression...
  • Verde Laguna: An eco-visionary visits Laguna

    The night his firm was honored with the General Services Administration's 2010 Presidential Award for its NASA Sustainability project, William McDonough gave a presentation to a small audience for the Townhall Foundation at Laguna Art Museum. McDonough...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Ben Rappaport

    A year ago, Ben Rappaport was carrying trays of miniburgers and miniquesadillas at Manhattan fashion industry parties. "I was walking up to models and they would give me death looks, like, 'You think I will eat that?' " he says. He had recently graduated...
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • Toms has its alpargata, and now so does Bobs

    Toms has its alpargata, and now so does Bobs
    Have you heard about the Southern California shoe label that sells its own version of the traditional alpargata shoe and has pledged to donate footwear to a needy child for each pair it sells? If you need a hint, the monosyllabic name — which is...