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  • 12 years ago

    “I adore the old Hollywood movie-studio designers, all the special touches they did on clothes,” says Dana Pfeffer, who designs a line called Clothing Whore. “Edith Head, Travis Benton, Adrian — the way they made clothes move.&...

  • 12 years ago

    Photos by Jenafer Gillingham Sweats, platform flip-flops, a faux fur over a studded baby T — you see outfits similar to this on women all over L.A. every day. Designer Marco Morante has tapped into this tossed salad of comfort and pizzazz tha...

  • 12 years ago

    Photos by Julie Pavlowski Willie Mrasek is a breast man. You could say he’s obsessed with décolletage. It would be hard not to be when women are flashing him all the time — often within minutes of meeting him. In fact, he’s p...

  • 12 years ago

    Photos by Larry Hirshowitz "PUT ON A CORSET, AND IT MAKES YOU feel dainty, fancy and dressed up," says Miss Sue Nice, a comely redhead who enjoys lacing up. "Corsets make you stand tall and regal. It's the ultimate in being a lady." Like the major...

  • 12 years ago

    Photos by Julie Pavlowski PERFUME HAS BEEN A LIFELONG fascination for Iris Parker, dating from early childhood when she was given a kiddie perfume-making kit from a toy store. About 12 years ago, Parker began taking steps to turn her fragrant drea...

  • 13 years ago

    Photos by Anne Fishbein "I'M A GLITTER JUNKIE," SAYS DESIGNER LORI PERSONS, WITH a mixture of pride and regret. "Practically everything I own is covered in rhinestones!" Persons' whimsical Lucite purses are not just accessories, but functional wor...