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One Night Only: Madonna at Macy’s

Actually, Madonna herself won’t be at Macy’s Westfield Century City, Main Floor, Level 1 tomorrow night from 6 to 8 p.m. But fans can still count on seeing eight of the singer’s most iconic outfits and saying hi to the superstar’s longtime costume collaborator Arianne Phillips. It’s all part of a special one-night-only pop-up event titled “Madonna’s Fashion Evolution.”

The Macy’s connection comes from the fact that the singer has for several years been selling through the department store chain a “Material Girl” clothing line designed with daughter Lola. The corresponding Twitter account @MaterialGirl currently has more than 80,000 followers. From the announcement:

Madonna personally handpicked eight of her favorite costumes from a vast archive of tour costumes and her personal collection for the exhibition. The cone bustiers were flown in from a Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in Amsterdam, her “Like A Virgin” wedding dress is on loan from the Hard Rock Cafe, while the remaining items are from Madonna’s personal archives.

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London Transplant Mobilizes LA Fashion Bloggers

We’ve all heard the social media term “flash mob.” But per a nifty LA Times blog item by Booth Moore, we may soon be reading a lot more about the similar sounding “fash mobs.”

That’s the name of a new initiative put together by 27-year-old Brit Kelsi Smith. Per an inaugural July 24 event in the Los Feliz district, the idea is to use social media to organize and promote pop-up, runway-free fashion events:

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New Book Celebrates ‘Godfather of Rodeo Drive’

The title of the handsome coffee table adornment written by Rose Apodaca, former west coast bureau chief of Women’s Wear Daily, is a doozy. It reads: Fred Hayman The Extraordinary Difference: The Story of Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Glamour and the Showman Who Sold It All.

But that’s what you get when you rack up a list of accomplishments like the ones owned by the now 86-year-old Hayman. Beginning in 1967 and running through 1998, he rewrote the rules of luxury retail, celebrity clientele hobnobbing, and Aaron Spelling worthy fragrances while at the helm of the Giorgio Beverly Hills boutique. LA Times fashion critic Booth Moore raves about the book’s historical scope and applauds the effort that went into the endeavor:

Apodaca, who now, with her husband, runs her own store–A & R on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice–has been working on the book off and on for the last six years, meeting with Hayman at “his canteen”–Spago–or at his Malibu beach house, where he has a memorabilia room stuffed with Giorgio Beverly Hills logo wear, including sweatshirts, scarves, teddy bears and sunglasses. She also accompanied him to the opera, where she met his friends, including such old school Los Angeles personalities as Esther Williams and the late Mr. Blackwell.

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FBLA’s Wardrobe-Gate Wrap Up

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Here’s a shocker: Sarah Palin doesn’t pay for her own clothes or haircuts. The RNC shelled out $150K for Palin and kin to not look like rednecks…so they would appeal to rednecks. So because one of her Teddy Ruxpin-esque lines is about ‘putting government back on the side of the people’ and the other is denouncing wealth distribution the press has had a collective conniption.

  • Politico broke the story.
  • Marc Ambinder reports that Republicans are disgusted with the expenditure in the wake of such financial chaos.
  • Bill Kristol wrote on September 7th,”A Wasilla Wal-Mart Mom a heartbeat away? I suspect most voters will say, No problem. And some – perhaps a decisive number – will say, It’s about time.”
  • Wonkette has a picture of poor elite Barack Obama with his tired holey shoes.
  • LAT fashion critic Booth Moore writes, “You also have to wonder how it feels, as a woman, to have everyone know that you really have been dressed up and trotted out like a beauty queen for the American public to wag their tongues at. Caribou Barbie indeed.
  • MSNBC wants to talk about tax code and ethics even ‘with all of the important issues facing the country right now’.
  • CQ’s David Corn has our favorite call back:

    And another thing: anyone remember Dick Nixon’s famous Checkers speech?

    I should say this, that Pat doesn’t have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican cloth coat, and I always tell her she’d look good in anything.

  • Booth Moore Named Image Editor

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    Booth Moore has been named editrix of the LA Times Image section, or so says Rose Apodaca. She writes:

    The night was also about welcoming the team’s newest members: Monica Corcoran (formerly of Variety) and Emili Vesilind (ex-WWD), as well as toasting the official naming of uber fashion critic Booth Moore to the editor helm of IMAGE.

    A commenter named Persey seems distraught at the news.

    LA Times IMAGE Section Debut

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    The newest LA Times section, Image, debuted today, and it’s a welcome addition to the other features, once the truly dreadful printing problems are fixed. (The photos in our home-delivery edition weren’t just blurry, they were surreally blurry. We actually thought it was a stylistic choice for about 15 seconds.)

    Chloe Sevigny is profiled, and while there’s nothing much new about her clothes-horse qualities, Rose Apodaca makes it interesting. But an Inside the Closet sidebar needs photos of exactly what’s inside–which ankle boots, please.

    David Keeps finds a new trend in men’s fashion, and takes a couple of hundred words to describe steampunk. Allegedly this combo of Victorian and hooligan pops up on Deadwood, the cancelled HBO series.

    Just in time for summer in Southern California, Amy Scattergood has a how-to piece about that cutting edge trend, knitting. Next fall’s fashions might feature chunky scarves and sweaters, but a beach wear story might have been more helpful–the last line of the story suggests the look might be outdated by the time a knitter finishes a project.

    There are a number of other sort of ho-hum pieces, including a really dense story on the science of skin creams that never came out and said which ones are worth the money.

    Adam Tschorn, who’s married to fashion critic Booth Moore, wrote some of the liveliest pieces: one on Justin Timberlake’s stylist and a step-by step guide to growing a mustache. Both were fun to read–too bad Moore’s story about fashion gossip was so stale.

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    is off to a good start. If the Times editors can resist using the same old pool of predictable writers and done-to-death ideas (no stories on couture for kids or little dogs, please), reading about fashion might be as much fun as shopping.

    LA Times Image Section To Launch on Sunday, March 18

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    The greatly-anticipated LA Times Image section, headed by deputy features editor Michalene Busico, former Women’s Wear Daily West Coast bureau chief Rose Apodaca and fashion editor Booth Moore, will appear as a monthly feature next Sunday, then go weekly in September. Who can wait that long? From the press release:

    IMAGE promises a host of regular columns and features, including Booth Moore’s “Style Notebook,” a critical look at the global intersections of fashion and pop culture; profiles of the industry’s most important players, style icons and insiders; a “Your Stylist” advice column featuring a rotating cast of prominent experts; “L.A. Style Files,” a snapshot out of the archives of stylish Angelenos; “The Waitlist” and a comprehensive guide to new stores, sample sales, warehouse sales and more.

    New hires Fashion Market Editor Melissa Magsaysay, formerly of WWD and Staff Writer Adam Tschorn, formerly West Coast Editor of DNR, round out the team.

    FBLA wants this section to be wonderful.