June 19, 2012
Baltimore mega-church pastor Jamal Bryant had fashion on his mind Monday, first condemning "Slave Adidas" and then saying sunglasses have no place in church. Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple and also an increasing player on the national scene, often at the side of Trayvon Martin's parents, is an avid Tweeter with a following of nearly 100,000 people. He had nothing good to say about the controversial shoes known as "slave Adidas," suede athletic shoes with plastic shackles that clamp onto the shin like an accessory.
July 15, 2011
The headline pretty much says it all. Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, who should be the Orioles' top target during the offseason, came to the ballpark unprepared Thursday. With the sun in his eyes, he rushed to the Brewers dugout for sunglasses. When his teammates had nothing to give him, he got a little help from a fan. I'm not sure why the Rockies fan wanted to help out an opposing player, but it was a pretty cool moment.
July 12, 2011
Robert Lee "Bob" Bell, who began his career in auto sales in the 1950s and went on to own the Bob Bell Automotive Group, one of the state's largest car dealers, died Sunday of leukemia at theUniversity of Maryland Medical Center. The Ellicott City resident, who earlier had lived in Laurel, was 78. Born and raised in Alexandria, Va., Mr. Bell was appointed a Capitol Hill U.S. Senate page and graduated from the Senate Page School. "He was a page for Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn," said a daughter, Mary Catherine Bishop of Ellicott City.
October 4, 2010
She's been dubbed the queen of hip-hop, soul and R&B, but Mary J. Blige has also established herself as a style maven over the years. Wednesday, she will make an appearance at Nordstrom in Towson Town Center to promote the new line of her Melodies by MJB sunglasses. Fans of Blige will also have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the songstress if they purchase the sunglasses, which range from $165 to $225. It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the career of the nine-time Grammy Award-winner, that she would launch an eyewear line.
August 17, 2010
Another article in a series about the people and the jobs that define a Maryland summer. Conor Sheehey has heard the "Baywatch" jokes. All of them, thank you. No, the 19-year-old lifeguard doesn't run in slow motion. Most of the swimmers he supervises don't have camera-ready physiques or model looks. (No offense.) And he's usually taking in the view from a sun-shaded, 6-foot perch overlooking a pool, not the sands of a California beach. But like his fictional TV counterparts, Sheehey is all business when he's sitting in the chair.
July 6, 2008
We found artist Michel Modell, 37, kicking up her heels at "Chef's EpiCUREan Evening" - a gourmet dinner at the home of Ed and Katherine St. John, benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Some days, you feel great and you can really put it together. And some days, you're barely getting out the door in something that matches," she says. Age: 37 Residence: Owings Mills Job: Artist Self-described style: "Quirky and classic." The look: Blumarine, stretch-silk, leopard-print sheath with jeweled neckline.