Fashion & Beauty

‘Queer Eye’ star Tan France on happily proving people wrong

from The Treatment

At 82, Helen Rae is as prolific as ever, interpreting fashion ads into her own singular vision. Toilet paper holders convey a political message.

from Arts & Culture Stories

For the past month, hair and nail salons in California have been able to reopen outdoors only, with masks and strict sanitary protocols in place.

‘It's a little awkward’: Getting a pedicure and haircut on the street during COVID

For the past month, hair and nail salons in California have been able to reopen outdoors only, with masks and strict sanitary protocols in place.

from Greater LA

Some companies are trying to sell their leftover clothes to employees (plus their friends and families), then send the items to recycling facilities. Some are burning their clothes.

What are retail companies doing with their unsold clothes during this pandemic?

Some companies are trying to sell their leftover clothes to employees (plus their friends and families), then send the items to recycling facilities. Some are burning their clothes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

LA retail brand Entireworld survives during pandemic, but not without challenges

The brand Entireworld, focusing on basics, is selling out regularly. The LA-based line is capitalizing on the ethos of the pandemic: If you look good, you feel good.

from Greater LA

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

In making high fashion masks, are designers catering too much to vanity?

Designers have come up with bedazzled coverings to printed logo masks. There’s also a latex face covering with a zipper over the mouth. These masks can cost hundreds of dollars each.

from Greater LA

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

from Design and Architecture

“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

Fashion icon Betsey Johnson on being pretty, punk, nothing in the middle

“When we get back in action, everything will be survival clothing — cheap. You know, one size fits practically all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.

Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

Those with a knack for crafts are breaking out their dusty sewing machines and creating a vital piece of safety protection currently in short supply: face masks.

from KCRW Features

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

from Design and Architecture

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

Early 90s LA streetwear label ‘Cross Colours’ is back

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

from Design and Architecture

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

How to slow down fast fashion

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

from Design and Architecture

Everything old is new again, and that’s literally the case with used clothing, a hot look among LA fashionistas right now.

Your ‘90s t-shirts are now 'vintage,' and other takeaways from ThriftCon LA

Everything old is new again, and that’s literally the case with used clothing, a hot look among LA fashionistas right now.

from Design and Architecture

“Project Runway” is back for its 18th season on Thursday -- without host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. They’re replaced by Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano, respectively.

‘Project Runway’ hits season 18. How many winners have established successful careers?

“Project Runway” is back for its 18th season on Thursday -- without host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. They’re replaced by Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano, respectively.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

A history of drag, from Caligula to RuPaul

It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

from Design and Architecture

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

Early 90s LA streetwear label ‘Cross Colours’ is back

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

from Design and Architecture

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

How to slow down fast fashion

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

from Design and Architecture

Banana Republic is the latest fashion retailer to sell hijabs.

Is Banana Republic making a political statement by selling stylish hijabs?

Banana Republic is the latest fashion retailer to sell hijabs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

Guo Pei’s fabulous fashion

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

from Design and Architecture

Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed the CROWN Act, which stands for “creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair.”

Afros, braids, cornrows: CROWN Act bans hair discrimination

Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed the CROWN Act, which stands for “creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand