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Brooke Dulien

Greased Lightning: The first necklace that clothing stylist Brooke Dulien designed, a silver lightning bolt inspired by one worn by a surfer in her native Newport Beach, became a...

Katy Rodriguez

The Simple Life: Katy Rodriguez’s debut collection of dresses was innocent and girlie, a departure from the beaded and embroidered boho looks that put her upscale vintage store, Resurrection,...

Overnight Sensation

At the new Thompson Beverly Hills, the allure of stark, wood-lined rooms with hanging chrome lamps would be ruined if bellhops were wearing dowdy polyester uniforms. So owner Jason...

Rosemary Brantley

Model Turned Designer: The Texas-born Brantley walked runways in Dallas in the late ’60s before switching to fashion design. A rainbow T-shirt she created for the label Eclipse “sold...

Marc Friedland

Writing a letter to his parents on a barf bag, Marc Friedland showed a knack at 12 for out-of-the-box missives. Since 1986, his company, Creative Intelligence, has dreamed up...

New Wave Lookers

Two pieces of furniture stuck out like sore thumbs recently at FAT CHANCE (162 N. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323-930-1960), the high-end vintage furniture shop. Among the severe Knoll...

James Bond

As a kid, James Bond spent time in his father’s Philadelphia sneaker store, Kicks ‘N Lids. As an adult, he influences sneaker culture worldwide with Undefeated, a small chain...

Corinne Grassini

After making patterns for a handful of L.A. designers, Corinne Grassini struck out on her own in 2004. She named her line Society for Rational Dress after a 19th-century...

Gut Reaction

Hear that collective sigh? Fashionable women have been freed. After years of holding abs in a perma-crunch position in order to wear skintight and belly-baring styles, they can let...

Electro Fash

A while back, gadgets got their own accessories. Cell phones sparkled with charms, iPods donned more chic cover-ups than Barbie, and Sidekicks got bedazzled. It was cute (it was...