| Nov 20, 2007
Good doctors used to be identified by fairly standard measures: where they trained, whether they were board-certified and if they were in good standing with the state medical board.
But the explosion of reality TV shows in the last four years has upset...
| Jan 15, 2008
Altagracia Valdez is dreaming of a perfect pink Cadillac. All she has to do to win it, according to her boss at Mary Kay Inc., is expand her list of conocidos.
Those familiar connections, she says, can adorn Valdez's 60-year-old hands with diamond rings,...
| Aug 26, 2009
Is it possible to fall in love with a fruit? Six or seven years ago a young Web producer named Chip Brantley was browsing the Culver City farmers market when he encountered a yellow-skinned, outrageously sweet fruit that changed his life. It was a Pluot,...
| Jan 11, 2009
"The weave is gone. Forget about it," says Rebecca Opong, as she leans on the counter of African Image Beauty Supply & Salon on Western Avenue. She sighs. "The economy is bad. Now, they all want half-wigs."
On this recent Saturday afternoon, the chairs...
| Dec 21, 2008
MAC Cosmetics never met a cross-dressing diva it didn't like.
Following in the footsteps of RuPaul, Amanda Lepore and Jeffree Star, Dame Edna Everage has teamed up with the beauty giant on a line of makeup arriving in stores Friday.
| Dec 21, 2008
It arrives most every year, that moment when you realize you need to find another holiday gift -- fast. The less-than-enviable fallback: a lackluster candle from the Hallmark store or a Starbucks gift card you either take out of your wallet or pick up...
| Jul 20, 2008
HEIDI MERRICK may not be a globe-trotting socialite from a high-profile family, but she is royalty. Surf royalty.
Her father is Al Merrick, the legendary board shaper whose Channel Islands surfboards are what surf gods Tom Curren and Kelly Slater ride....
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2010
The idea of orange makeup may conjure up images of circus clowns or overly tanned women sporting neon coral lipstick on a sweltering day. But this spring, orange and coral hues are looking fresh, modern and totally wearable.
From highly pigmented poppy...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:52 AM
In Part Two of this four-part interview with Adam Lambert, the "Idol" runner-up discusses his early experiences in show business and the experience of hanging out with Val Kilmer when they appeared in "The Ten Commandments" together. Part One of the...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Maybelline must be aware of the lipstick index theory since the New York cosmetic company is launching its $7.49 Color Sensational lipsticks with a series of events at Hollywood & Highland and CVS in Santa Monica. Coined by Leonard Lauder,......