Fashion & Beauty

Lien Ta, the restaurateur behind All Day Baby and co-founder of Regarding Her , grew up in nail salons operated by her mother, who worked for tips.

from Good Food

In the back room of a downtown LA flower shop, Maurice Harris carefully applies a layer of blueish-grey eyeshadow.

from Greater LA

“We used to work long hours and six days a week. Now we only work three. There aren’t any customers either, because the customers are the same as us.

Nail salon and barbershop owners in SoCal have struggled to pay bills. Now their businesses can reopen

“We used to work long hours and six days a week. Now we only work three. There aren’t any customers either, because the customers are the same as us.

from KCRW Features

Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett on Union Los Angeles’ staying power.

Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett: Union Los Angeles

Chris Gibbs and Beth Birkett on Union Los Angeles’ staying power.

from The Treatment

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

Tan France: ‘Naturally Tan’

‘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.

Art Insider: Fashion ads become intricate drawings, toilet paper holders are political

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