| Nov 21, 2010
When it comes to L.A. shopping and style, it doesn't get much more legendary than Fred Segal. The retailer — who set up his first Fred Segal shop almost 50 years ago in West Hollywood — is a trendsetter, and the various stores he's operated...
| May 27, 2012
In L.A., there's a T-shirt line born every minute (or so it seems). Crew, scoop and V-necks are burned out, silkscreened and Swarovski-crystal-studded beyond recognition. Words like buttery, vintage-style and boyfriend (fashion speak for "oversized")...
| Sep 11, 2011
When my son was born three years ago, we received an olive green romper embroidered with a tiny red elephant, an outfit that came from a children's boutique specializing in a line of handmade, local and eco-friendly clothing and toys. No matter how many...
| Apr 10, 2011
Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed ﬁrst. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
| Mar 25, 2011
Los Angeles clothing maker American Apparel Inc. lashed out Thursday against four former employees who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the company and Dov Charney, its chief executive.
The company said that the four women were friends who were...
| Aug 8, 2010
When I started working at the Los Angeles Times nearly 15 years ago, downtown L.A. was a style wasteland. Sure, there were denim wash houses, sewing shops, designer showrooms and studios, but you wouldn't know it walking down the street. Fashion was...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 5:49 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A woman who accused American Apparel CEO Dov Charney of keeping her as a teenage sex slave is now suing him and his clothing retailer for defamation.
In the complaint, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the former American...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Actress Jamie Chung may have started her career as a cast member on the MTV show "Real World San Diego" back in 2004, but the petite starlet has come a long way since, as the show says " people stopped being polite, and started getting real." A frequent...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Barack and Michelle Obama's daughters look cute, but their clothes shouldn't be the subject of fashion commentary, some observers say. Raf Simons might replace John Galliano at Christian Dior. The woman who pepper sprayed fellow shoppers at Wal-Mart on...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:24 AM
"Extra" cohost Maria Menounos took to chilly Times Square on Monday dressed in boots -- and a teeny, tiny bikini. Seems it was the price she paid for losing her Super Bowl bet on the New England Patriots. Gisele Bundchen, whose husband Tom Brady is the...