| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:17 PM
The surfing world is still buzzing about the final heat in last week's Rip Curl Pro, the second contest in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Tour schedule at Bells Beach in Australia.
Kelly Slater, who seems to be leaning toward making a...
| May 29, 2010
Poured-in-place concrete walls. Glued, laminated Douglas fir beams. A galvanized steel roof. Architect Ruth Hasell's emphatically modern home in Orange County isn't just a rejection of the phony French castles and wannabe Tuscan villas proliferating in...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Dec 3, 2006
PARIS gave the fashion world the little black dress, Milan the perfectly tailored jacket. And Los Angeles? The Juicy Couture tracksuit. That's right, thanks to Southern California, sweats aren't just for the gym, jeans aren't just for weekends and flip-...
| May 6, 2007
SO long, skinny. After years of navel-grazing low-rises, followed by the totally unforgiving stick-straight silhouette, there's a new shape in denim: the trouser jean.
Designers such as Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and premium denim labels Raven...
| Oct 11, 2008
IT'S BEEN a year since Los Abandoned suddenly broke up and L.A. lost one of its most creative bicultural bands. At the time, lead singer and songwriter couldn't get herself to talk about why she had abandoned the acclaimed quartet, whose logo was a broken...
| Dec 9, 2007
CRRRRRRRRRR-FLAP. A skateboard careens down a low steel handrail anchored to the floor, flipping around 180 degrees the moment it lands. Its lanky rider, once grounded, resumes what he's come here to do -- shop for clothes.
SoCal board riders: Your mecca...
| Jul 20, 2008
IN A 1978 photo, Sean Collins strides out of the Pacific, a shaggy-bearded Poseidon with a surfboard -- and a pair of red Adidas surf trunks so short they're approaching Speedo territory.
They look good.
But style wasn't the point back then. Board...
| Jul 20, 2008
ERICA HOSSEINI is shy about showing off the surfing awards, trophies and oversized faux checks stashed all over her colorful bedroom. But she jumps at the chance to talk about her gadgets -- the desktop PC with a huge flat screen, the MacBook Pro laptop...
| Sep 7, 2008
IF YOU'VE just climbed into the cage with cage fighting, below are a few of the Southern California companies mixing it up in the world of mixed martial arts, many of them among the couple of dozen brands that descended on San Diego last week for a new...
| Jun 29, 2008
NEXT month, shoppers will be able to walk into H&M and buy a nautical-inspired minidress designed by 21-year-old Beau Fornillos, who created the sporty frock using a computer video game.
Fornillos isn't a professional fashion designer. He built the dress...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Kelly Slater put in a solid performance against San Clemente's Patrick Gudauskas, besting him on 3- to 4-foot waves in front of a capacity crowd at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast at Australia's Snapper Rocks. Slater, nine-time ASP World Tour......