Fields of gold: Rodarte spins an exquisite yarn at New York Fashion Week

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Color us biased, but New York Fashion Week has ended, and that means it’s time to check in with our favorite sartorial contender: Rodarte, the high-fashion label founded by Pasadena sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy.
Once again, Rodarte racked up solid praise from fashion’s top critics for their fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection. Dominated by bucolic, creamy neutrals, the showing was a nice departure from some of the more somber palettes they’ve favored — albeit, to dramatic success — in the past.
After the jump, more photos, and some choice quotes from the critics:

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117 Pasadena-area nonprofits you need to know

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In our August-September issue, we list just some of the nonprofit organizations based in Pasadena and the surrounding areas. While we have more than 100 groups in our nonprofits list, that’s only a fraction of the charitable organizations that make life in this city better for all.
The editors of Rose Magazine couldn’t hope to tally them all, but we did narrow the list down to some of the most significant, need-to-know groups that should be on your radar. Click into the interactive edition of the magazine above to read about them.
Also, what nonprofits would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.

Week in science: Donner Party cannibalism in question | JPL satellites eye Iceland volcano chain | Striking images from Saturn


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  • A bone to pick: Was the Donner Party’s legendary cannibalism just a myth? A new study of the bones found at the Donner’s campsite in California’s Sierra Nevadas suggests the snowbound pioneers may not have eaten each other after all. [DISCOVERY NEWS]
Image: James F. Reed and his wife, Margret W. Keyes Reed, seen in this file photo taken in the 1850s, were survivors of the tragic Donner Party. (AP Photo)

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The week in science: Space station rendezvous, a WISE-eyed beauty and bullets of sound


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  • Space shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station early Wednesday, after a rare antenna breakdown that knocked out radar tracking. Today, a pair of astronauts completed a spacewalk to disconnect an old, empty ammonia tank outside the station, and they prepared a new one to replace it. [Star-News]


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