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By Robin Updike and Robin Updike,Seattle Times | November 25, 1993
Bomber pilots wore them in World War II. Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda wore them on motorcycles. James Dean wore one driving a hot rod.Now Donna Karan includes one in her new catalog of "essential" wardrobe pieces for men. Given her penchant for dressing women in black leather jackets with wool jersey skirts, it's likely that her soon-to-be-published "Essentials" catalog for women will also include a jacket.Once confined mainly to the wardrobes of adventurers, outlaws, outdoorsmen and military personnel, leather -- especially black leather -- has become mainstream.
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By Jeannette Kendall | July 27, 2011
Fall is a get-cozy season full of nostalgia and homey memories. We anticipate the newness of what Seventh Avenue will preview, yet we find security in a certain amount of predictability. Uncluttered is a word that captures the mood of many designers' new lines. Classically man-tailored looks are expected on the menu of this season's offerings. Think Faye Dunaway (you young ones can look that up) and you understand the classic elegance we have come to love in fall. These latest trends provide a winning combination of new twists with enough warm and fuzzies to satisfy designers and consumers alike.
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By Holly Hanson and Holly Hanson,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | June 26, 1991
Let us now praise fashion's newest role model, the bad girl in black leather.She's Ann-Margret in "Kitten with a Whip." She's the Shangri-La who dated "The Leader of the Pack." She's that intriguing girl from Catholic school who always wore a motorcycle jacket over her plaid pleated skirt.As the Shangri-Las used to sing, sort of, "She's good-bad, but she's not evil."Which is precisely the look you're after if you like many of New York's top women's wear designers are suddenly into leather.
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By Sloane Brown Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2009
If Katie Browne looks like a pin-up girl, it's hardly by accident. This 25-year-old radio station supervisor and yoga instructor works at it. Literally. She's a pin-up model - "Golden Browne" - at Atomic Cheesecake Studios in Parkville, and has done work at Luminous Impressions and Catfight. Her style is all about her passions: pin-up and rock 'n' roll. And tattoos, most of which you don't see. The Hampden resident loves looking sexy, but without showing too much skin. "It's good to have a style that's a little more conservative, but still sexy."
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March 10, 1993
* Harper's Choice: 5500 block of Suffield Court: Someone smashed a passenger window on a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder between 11 p.m. Sunday and 6:45 a.m. Monday, and stole a $350 portable telephone.* Hickory Ridge: 10500 block of East Wind Way: Someone smashed a window on a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder between 9:45 p.m Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday and stole several items, including a $1,600 RCA 8-mm camcorder, a $1,500 laptop computer and a $600 black leather jacket.11300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: Someone entered a 1992 Nissan 240-SX between 10 a.m. Saturday and 7:45 p.m. Sunday, and stole a $500 Sony CD player, a $400 10-inch amplifier, a $30 black leather hand bag, $300 worth of CDs and 100 cassette tapes valued at $1,000.
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By New York Times News ServiceNew York Times News ServiceDallas Morning NewsEdited by Catherine Cook | September 12, 1991
Open seasonTans begin to fade, the sound of waves crashing on the beach recedes and what you did after the four margaritas that night becomes a memory you would rather forget.Civilized life beckons. The clothes you wore around the summer house, and the swimsuits and sandals, won't do for Columbus Avenue and West Broadway.One interim look seen around town is the crocheted sweater or top, worn over a camisole, bra, teddy or bare skin. Crocheted sweaters, dresses and tops were important in recent designer collections as kind of a variation on the see-through look.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2008
Imagine you're a corporate executive who loves dressing fashionably, even if it's to the grocery store. Your husband has bought you a Ravens jersey, and your 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter are adamant that you wear it to the game against the Steelers. Must you abandon your sense of style? Not if you're Pam Schmidt, treasurer for Bon Secours Health System. This 44-year-old Ellicott City resident did herself and Todd Heap proud as she incorporated his jersey into her "fashion forward" style.
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March 16, 1993
Police search for gunman who kidnapped and released 0) womanPolice are investigating the abduction Thursday morning of a Columbia woman, who was surprised by a gunman hiding in the back seat of her car.The woman, 47, told police she got into her unlocked car at about 5:30 a.m. outside her home, in the 9900 block of Guilford Road in Kings Contrivance. The gunman then appeared from the back seat and ordered her to drive south on Interstate 95 and to a residential neighborhood, possibly in Montgomery County.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | November 20, 1991
Coats, like everything else in fashion, have been caught up in the craze for changing fabrics, categories and uses.BTC Once satin, velvet, lace and lame were strictly for evening, but now clothes made of or trimmed in any of these voluptuous fabrics are considered appropriate for day as well as night. Some of these fragile materials have also been treated to wear well in all weather.At the Paris fashion showings last month, several editors were spotted wearing a boxy topper of black velvet with quilted satin sleeves that reversed to a quilted satin lining.
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2004
You've never seen a bed like this one. Its most dramatic feature is a 10-foot-high, black leather headboard in the hybrid shape of an Afro pick that's topped by a Black Panther-style clenched fist salute. Also contemplate the black, faux-fur bedspread and passion pit-worthy red pillows, and then slip into a comfortable reverie prompted by the lava lamp-like light being projected on a wall. If you're wondering if you've stumbled onto a set for a blaxploitation movie of the 1970s, you may well be forgiven.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2009
At a packed Mount Washington Tavern happy hour, Fagee Sugarman stands out in the crowd. And that's how the retired jewelry saleswoman and gift shop owner likes it. She goes for a slightly "edgy" style; something with a slight biker bent. The formula that works for her? "I usually do black and then add a pop of color, or silver or gold." The only thing she loves more than her many leather jackets ("I have them in every color") and her more than 150 belts? Shopping for them. Age:: "Over 50 and under 70" Residence: : Pikesville Job:: Retired Radcliffe Jewelers sales associate and gift shop owner Self-described style: : "Edgy."
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2008
Imagine you're a corporate executive who loves dressing fashionably, even if it's to the grocery store. Your husband has bought you a Ravens jersey, and your 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter are adamant that you wear it to the game against the Steelers. Must you abandon your sense of style? Not if you're Pam Schmidt, treasurer for Bon Secours Health System. This 44-year-old Ellicott City resident did herself and Todd Heap proud as she incorporated his jersey into her "fashion forward" style.
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 2004
You've never seen a bed like this one. Its most dramatic feature is a 10-foot-high, black leather headboard in the hybrid shape of an Afro pick that's topped by a Black Panther-style clenched fist salute. Also contemplate the black, faux-fur bedspread and passion pit-worthy red pillows, and then slip into a comfortable reverie prompted by the lava lamp-like light being projected on a wall. If you're wondering if you've stumbled onto a set for a blaxploitation movie of the 1970s, you may well be forgiven.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
Black leather gloves have not been this controversial since O. J. Simpson was on trial.As part of a campaign to make his officers appear kinder and gentler, Anne Arundel County Police Chief P. Thomas Shanahan has decreed that black gloves are not to be worn except in inclement weather or for personal protection in hazardous situations.Anne Arundel is the first department in the state and one of the few in the nation to ban black leather gloves, according to law enforcement officials interviewed yesterday.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Funky sums up Joannie Friedman's style. How else to describe a woman who wore silk beaded boots to her son's wedding and mixes exercise gear with evening attire?Look for the Pikesville mother of three to wear a strikingly offbeat outfit to the Homes for the Holidays preview party tomorrow night at Owings Mills New Town. The benefit for People Encouraging People will feature six homes decorated for the holidays. Free tours take place Saturday through Dec. 17. (Tickets to the party are $25. For more information, call (410)
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By Robin Updike and Robin Updike,Seattle Times | November 25, 1993
Bomber pilots wore them in World War II. Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda wore them on motorcycles. James Dean wore one driving a hot rod.Now Donna Karan includes one in her new catalog of "essential" wardrobe pieces for men. Given her penchant for dressing women in black leather jackets with wool jersey skirts, it's likely that her soon-to-be-published "Essentials" catalog for women will also include a jacket.Once confined mainly to the wardrobes of adventurers, outlaws, outdoorsmen and military personnel, leather -- especially black leather -- has become mainstream.
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By Casi Clocker and Casi Clocker,Staff Writer | August 12, 1992
Gay Stewart is an office coordinator in the clinical lab of Good Samaritan Hospital. In her free time she exercises, walking 2 hours a day to maintain her weight. Ms. Stewart is also a licensed manicurist, and she finds doing the nails of her family and friends to be therapeutic.How would you describe your taste in clothing?For casual wear, I like a lot of funky clothes -- miniskirts and other silhouette-fitting things. I like clothes for going out dancing and TTC party-type outfits. At work, I'm fashionable, but it's conservative fashionable.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Funky sums up Joannie Friedman's style. How else to describe a woman who wore silk beaded boots to her son's wedding and mixes exercise gear with evening attire?Look for the Pikesville mother of three to wear a strikingly offbeat outfit to the Homes for the Holidays preview party tomorrow night at Owings Mills New Town. The benefit for People Encouraging People will feature six homes decorated for the holidays. Free tours take place Saturday through Dec. 17. (Tickets to the party are $25. For more information, call (410)
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The shiny silver ring through his lower lip matched the one through his right nostril, setting off nicely the five rings piercing his right ear and the safety pin in the left earlobe. Kellan Farshea, 27, is committed.A member in good standing of what they call the Leather Community, Mr. Farshea, a green-eyed man in a Mohawk haircut, had come all the way from London to the marbled chambers of the Mellon Auditorium to preach to the converted, to tell all about the two British men who were jailed for practicing consensual sex in the sado-masochistic style.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 15, 1993
I am looking at the woman in the store window on York Road and feeling embarrassed. The woman in the store window is wearing black leather and carrying a whip. The last person I saw dressed in public in black leather and carrying a whip was Zorro, who was sponsored by 7-Up.Zorro roughed up guys on television, an exercise which never seemed to embarrass anyone in America except maybe the guys getting beat up. The woman in the store window also wishes to rough up a guy, who is standing next to her in some sort of neck harness.
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