Fairway meets runway


Timonium golfer Jenny Chuasiriporn made sports headlines with her own casual collegiate style. But should the amateur decide to trade up to glitzier golf attire, she'll have plenty to choose from.

In recent years, designers and famous golfers alike have begun crafting clothes for the fairways, catering to the growing number of women taking up the game.

Liz Claiborne's line includes sweater sets with racing stripes and capri pants. Ralph Lauren's Polo Golf collection features silk-blend cardigans and cotton tattersall shorts (shown here). Claudia Romana, a designer who happens to be passionate about the game, combines fashion and function: Her polo shirts and cargo shorts come with tee holders stitched into them.

Sparing your hair

It's summertime, and hair care should be easy.

Fantastic Sams, a worldwide hair-care franchise, has these tips for summer hair care:

* Work a clarifying shampoo and conditioner through your hair before swimming to help reduce dryness and chlorine "green." Rinse your hair with unflavored, unsweetened, nonsparkling bottled water after swimming to remove salts, perspiration and chemicals. If nonsparkling water is not available, use sparkling water.

* Sun can burn hair, especially if it has been colored, permed or bleached. Keep your head covered with a cap or scarf when you're in the sun.

OC * If your hair lacks body, a retexturizing perm can add volume.

-- Associated Press

Crew in the Gallery

Call it the J. Crew invasion.

The retailer, best known for catalogs filled with casual, understated styles, is opening its first Baltimore store in the Gallery this week. Next month, a J. Crew factory store comes to the Prime Outlets at Hagerstown.

Look for the classic T-shirts, sweaters and accessories that have made J. Crew one of the most successful - and most copied - mail-order companies.

With the spacious, ground-floor Gallery location - the 4,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by the Sharper Image there should be plenty of room for shopping.

RuPaul, for Rockport

This fall, look for another side of RuPaul.

The cross-dressing performer has teamed up with an unlikely partner - Rockport shoes - to star in the company's new ad campaign. Here's the catch: He's dressed as a man.

With his cleanshaven head and suit, he bears a vague resemblance to Montel Williams. Although he is identified as a "drag superstar," the ad quotes him saying: "I'm comfortable being a man."

It will run September through November in magazines including the New Yorker, Esquire and Rolling Stone.

The company, which makes men's and women's shoes, said it chose him because he's comfortable with his identity. Previous Rockport spokesmen include humorist Spalding Gray, financial guru James J. Cramer and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Style File welcomes fashion news and tips. Send suggestions to Mary Corey, Style File, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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