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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 51

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, September 13, 1999
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S C THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SLPILMtSLK lei, layy 3D. TODAY n & --- Pioneers Day Festival, through Tuesday in Pleasant City. Today: Blue Monday, 6-8 p.m. at World Famous Restaurant, 415 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Also featured is an historical pho-J;o and artifact exhibit at the Heritage Gallery, 117 Ji. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Call 833-3377. n COMING TUESDAY Poetry readings, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, O'Shea's Pub, Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. The Dead or Alive Poets Society invites you to read ' . r ' ' -7 I ,T"i A v ' I " A :;. . t . g mi miiiiiinirnnnil . m . .WMMMHMH Season's top trends are bohemian, urban, olive, orange By Anne-Marie Schiro The New York Times NEW YORK Since the stores are currently stocked with new fall merchandise, this is a good time to ask retailers about their directions. "Our customer is looking for something new, something luxurious, something special," said Joan Kaner, a vice president and the fashion director of Neiman Marcus. Early bestsellers for Neiman Marcus include cashmeres in both knitwear and double-face woven fabrics, leathers and shearlings. "There's a lot of black and white," she said, "especially tweeds and patterns, plus camels and browns. And there's also color: orange, red and the whole family of greens." Among the early hits are a vicuna-colored cashmere twin set and a pony-printed hair-calf skirt by Michael Kors; a knitted jacket and leather skirt from Chanel; a black and white cowl-neck tunic sweater with tweed pants by John Galliano, and a black shearling coat with rough edges and a decidedly bohemian air by Donna Karan. The bohemian, ethnic, hippie style is a major trend that can make the wearer look like a gypsy or can be toned down to a romantic, feminine look with mere touches of decorative elements. James Aguiar, Bergdorf Goodman's fashion director for ready-to-wear, sees bohemian as one side of the fashion coin and a sleek urban look as the counterpart. "Each one can be at home in the city," he said. "The urban sophisti-cate dresses in a monotone black' head to toe or white head to toe, or " : camel. The bohemian mixes colors,' ' prints and textures. Boots are im- : ' portant for both looks." His suggestion for a wearable urban bohemian look is a raw silk 1 -skirt by Matthew Williamson bordered in velvet and beaded fringe, ' topped by a simple two-tone pull- -over. The city sophisticate is per- ' sonified by a white Calvin Klein suit; with a short jacket and a knee-length skirt. "An individual style filters through all of these looks," Aguiar said. "The most important thing is, ' there is no uniform. And color is important, finally. People are responding to color." At Barneys New York, Judy Col-!. ; linson, an executive vice president, ' ' sees the bohemian influence in de-tails like embroidery, beading and appliques. She mentioned a Marni skirt trimmed with rows of flowers' shown with a red hair-calf jacket. At Henri Bendel, Ed Burstell, 1 vice president and general merchandise manager, pointed out ' what he considers the trends of the' season: "Animal prints are selling in cashmere, in fake fur, in coats and -accessories, and they look terrific ' with orange, one of the big colors. " -The other big color is olive in every- -thing from ponchos to coats." Sheri Wilson-Gray, Saks Fifth ' Avenue's executive vice president ' for marketing, came up with the following shopping list: something pa-; shmina and something in hair calf, . a poncho, boots and a status bag. : f 1 3T .... I S"' JSSI2E22SSi, . your own work or other poets' works. Admission is free. Call 833-3865. LOOKING AHEAD Accident and Insurance Claims Seminar, 7 p.m. . Wednesday at the Law Offices of Henry Kaye, 325 . Eleventh St., West Palm Beach. Seating is limited for this free seminar led by doctors and lawyers. Call (800) 780-5293. B Clematis by Night featuring raggae with Kwaze, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Square - at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue in downtown West Palm Beach. Includes food, art and ..more. Call 659-8007. Sunset Celebration, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays at Sail-fish Marina and Resort, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores. Features art show and live music. Free. Call 840-8832 or 844-1724. Free Fridays at the South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Every Friday evening in September and October admis-, sion is free from 5 to 10 p.m. Features "Not of This " World A Journey to the Planets," touch tank demonstration and telescope viewing. Call 832-1988. ,'. Health and Safety Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur-,. day at Northwood Baptist Church, 3600 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach. Free medical screenings , fpr blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, memory and mental health. Bring list of current medications. Call 687-0337. Uncle Willy's Fun Time Show, with Will Merci-, er. Features music, puppets, ventriloquism and .magic, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Puppetry , Arts Center in Gulfstream Mall, 3633A S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Cost: $3.50. Call 737-3334. Doll-making workshop, during museum hours . Saturday at Morikami Museum, just west of Jog Road, between Clint Moore Road and Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach. Call 495-0233. Bluegrass jam sessions, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Singer Island. Cost: $3.25 per vehicle. Call 624-6952. 1999 National Police Canine Association Conference and Field Trials, Thursday and Friday at Royal -Palm Beach High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd., .Royal Palm Beach. At 6 p.m. Thursday, police dogs and their officer partners will compete against ca-;jiine units from across the United States. On Thursday, the dogs seek out explosives and narcotics in the vehicle and luggage search competition. At 6 p.m. Friday, dogs compete in obedience, traffic stop and suspect search, recall exercises and criminal . apprehension. Call 554-6060. Venezia Jean Clothing Co. for Lane Bryant stores. 0H 51 confession U si ill in Ah Not unless you're a washboard-abbed guitarist with Duran Duran. Or with Aerosmith Joe Perry has been known to carry it off particularly well. Otherwise, slip on a shirt underneath (anything from short-sleeved tees to long-sleeved sweats will do, depending on what you're after and how hot it is outside). Qm Vests are all the rage, and I've noticed some folks wearing them without shirts. (Exhibit A: A washboard-abbed guitarist at the recent Duran Duran concert in Sunrise.) Is this a look I can get away with? ?A no-looking-back attitude' : AV4 ) - MDI011 Gus Sinski (John C. Reilly, left), the Detroit Tigers catcher, is best friend and confidant to pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner). i COSTNER 'from ID a mystical mood piece. Bull ', Durham is about this minor leaguer, with all the glory and ;hilarity and sensibility of that, and ultimately it's about a man and a woman who were made for each other. "Billy Chapel, the pitcher at the end of his career in For Love 'of the Game, is the greyhound in Ihe group, this person on his way to the Hall of Fame. He's almost a kind of throwback. And as the game proceeds he's exam-- ining his life." (Much of what he ' examines in flashback is his prickly but loving on-off relationship with a Manhattan-based magazine writer and single mom . played by Kelly Preston.) "When I got the script, what wanted to do was make it tougher, make him more blem- : ished, because I think it's easy to make him a golden boy. I . think you like him better when Jie's fierce, at least I do. It's jnore interesting to me that a guy can be like that and then be weak at the end." For Love oftheGame,mth its view of American male solitariness crafted into the inning-by-Inning drama, is more than just your usual baseball movie, in :pther words, and more than just your usual boy-girl story. "I would have had reservations about making another movie ' with a baseball background if I were trying to plan a career," Costner adds. "But I'm not. When I read something I like, I have a no-looking-back attitude, a real killer instinct about here's what I want to do. I still haven't 'done a movie for a paycheck." Costner ambitious, stubborn What about personally? 'Personally, my thinking has had to alter itself because I'm living a more independent life," Costner says, referring to the six ; years since his divorce. As to ?'how my personal life has ' hanged over the last few years, . I don't really have that wrapped : iip in the way that I have some of the other questions I feel I can handle." Suffice it to say that Costner's character in the movie is not portrayed as a paragon, and that he brings some of his off-the-field troubles on himself just as Costner in his own life has, as he always acknowledges. about motivations and details and how best to make a given scene or moment work. Length wasn't the bone of contention it has been in some Costner films. "This is a two-hour-and-15-minute movie," Costner says, "and I haven't yet made a movie that some people didn't want to get to the plot of quicker. But I also haven't read a book in my life that I loved that it didn't take until page 60 or 100 to really get into" Learning to pitch at 50 In For Love of the Game, the most dramatic moment isn't a big strikeout. It comes when the pitcher played by Costner hits a trough, is pitching on fumes, and goes 3-and-0 on a batter in the eighth. The question isn't whether he can do something resoundingly heroic but whether he can just get the next pitch over the plate with something on it. "I mean, percentages are for people who talk about stuff they don t understand," Costner adds. "Anybody can get to the Hall of Fame pitching at 100 percent. Anybody. It's the guys who learn how to pitch when they're at 50 fercent who go to the Hall of ame. When their fastball's gone and their curve's turned (bad) those are the guys that go. Because very rarely do we get to operate at 100 percent. You have family, you have medical problems, you have financial problems, you have personal problems, and you still have to go to work. And you maintain a level of professionalism and One thing that makes Costner a throwback to such Hollywood archetypes as, say, Gary Cooper is the fact that for better or worse, he's unapologetically his own man. If he weren't, he'd have folded his tent and walked away from Dances With Wolves, which almost everyone told him would end in disaster. He's inner-directed, stubborn, but loyal to old friends and associates and especially to family. And there's more of him than is immediately apparent in For Love of the Game, beyond his genuine involvement with baseball as a game to which he came late but plays remarkably well, especially for a 44-year-old. Your average major leaguer, let alone your average Hollywood star, would be hard-pressed to meet the demands Costner did during the film shoot at Yankee Stadium last fall. "Probably the fastest I threw was 87, 88 miles an hour," he says. "I didn't throw 87 to the hitters, though. I threw about 81 because I was afraid to let it go. I only threw in the high 80s when I was warming up. But when the batter stood in there, they were in a minor league system, and I could have hit them just as easily as not, so yes, I did cut back a little." Ask him about this or that detail in the film, and Costner relishes the discussion. Certainly there were many discussions during the shoot. However, director Sam Raimi has said they wre not about ego but

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