Sunday's Fall Fashion issue of the Times magazine asked stylist Eddie Schachnow to rate the candidates for mayor on their fashion sense. Some excerpts:
James Hahn: He could really loosen up, go with more color. I mean, he's the mayor of L.A.!
Richard Alarcon: The mustache is a flashback to 1978. I'd just get rid of it. I mean, 1978 is hotóbut only on young hipster types.
Antonio Villaraigosa: You gotta give him credit for wearing pinstripe suits and knowing how to choose a sharp tie, but the suits seem a bit early '90s...Save the dark suits for a funeral.
Robert Hertzberg: Doesn't he remind you of the history teacher you had in eighth grade? He should relax the hair and get a more flattering pair of glasses.
Bernard Parks: You can tell he appreciates styleóhe does the pocket squares, he's got more range in coloróbut he's pushing the limit with ties. Some of them look like he works at Olive Garden.
And in City Hall dish with more substance, Rick Orlov notes in his Daily News column that Lisa Gritzner, chief of staff to city councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, is leaving in October to work for Cerrell and Associates. She will replace Howard Sunkin, who now pitches for the Dodgers.