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The Best of Beverly Hills Shopping Gearys Fendi Lanvin and more! December 9, 2011 | Page A



ashmere: A precious gift from nature; light, soft and durable. A fiber that constantly evolves and thermo-regulates. A pleasure of pure elegance and timelessness.


ust in time for the holidays, Manrico Cashmere has opened its fifth boutique in the U.S. in the heart of Beverly Hills.


ighly regarded for its sumptuous quality and extraordinary customer service, Manrico Cashmere is considered the cashmere specialist, taking great pride in producing its collection from its Italian workshop as though each item were one of a kind.


t has revolutionized cashmere by creating amazing contemporary pieces for women and men in an array of styles and infinite color options. Back in 2007, Manrico famously launched its offering for the ultimate in luxurious bed linens with its one-of-a-kind cashmere sheet sets (rumor has it “The Donald� sleeps on these) and is pleased to include this collection in addition to its bespoke services, where it will create divine custom creations upon request. Manrico Cashmere 9497 Santa Monica Boulevard/Rodeo Drive (310/860 9866)


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R odeo Drive rocked out earlier this week when the global denim giant, G-Star opened its third, and most prestigious store in L.A. The evening’s lineup was an eclectic mix of fashion, performance, music, art and film. The company likes to collaborate with likeminded, creative artists and Tuesday night’s fanfare didn’t disappoint with Mark Ronson (voted “best dressed man in England’s GQ magazine) spinning the sounds and renowned photographer Anton Corbijn (who has shot several campaigns for G-Star) in attendance.

Sfocused ince its creation in 1989 – G-Star has always been singularly on “just the product.” A philosophy that has led to the cre-

sophistication to create a wardrobe that emphasizes proportion, craftsmanship and detailing. The result is an all-day, all occasion collection that features jackets, pants, shirts, knits, skirts and dresses; all with luxurious fabrics and amazing detailing.

R ecognizing the necessity to reduce the use of conventional cotton, G-Star opts for the organic option, helping to contribute to a more sustainable future with compromising quality, comfort or style.


n opening night, the company introduced its traveling Raw Art Series to show deconstructed and altered denim as a series of col-


ation of a collection of luxury denim ready for the streets, fusing together superior craftsmanship and street edge emotion. Through its perfection of washes and treatments, G-Star has promoted the inherent beauty of denim that show off the fabric’s unique characteristics and qualities, from raw, untreated denim to the deepest indigo hue, extreme bleach and everything in between.


-Star will always remain focused on denim, but it also has an appreciation for complimentary textures and styles that “frame the look" in a new and exciting light. The Correct Line Collection strikes a balance between their raw, street edge style and tailored

lectable art objects. Many of G-Stars denim installations have been launched at various notable events including New York Fashion Week and Tokyo Design Week.


fter more than 20 years in the business of denim, G-Star continues to push the boundaries; forever evolving its core collection while challenging its designers to investigate new materials, styles and cuts, but all the while remaining focused on “just the product”.

G-Star is at 421 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills

On the covers: MARNI - coat, Barney's NY; KATY RODRIGUES - chiffon top and printed skirt,; KOOLABURRA - lace up booties,; (on front cover) SOLANGE-AZAGURY PARTRIDGE on Rodeo Drive - Rainbow Earrings, price upon request; (on back cover) SOLANGE-AZAGURY PARTRIDGE on Rodeo Drive - Mercury-hairband with diamonds, Lonestar December 9, 2011 | Page C Earrings Baby- White Gold, Diamond HotLips ring, PoisonBombe white diamond ring, all price upon request.


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Tawny Sanders Photos by:

Tracey Morris Fashion Stylist: Kelvin Seah of Aim Artists Stylist Assistant: Lara Baumgarten Models: Anastassija M. and Margaux Brooke of Elite Models Make up: Alexis Ellen using MAC Cosmetics Hair Stylist: Randi Petersen with BEVERLY HILLS

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Manicurist: Beth Fricke for O.P.I at Camera/Lighting Assistant: Daniel Kintz Digital Tech: Douglas Markland Intern: Natasha Barriger

LCartier ooking to add a little of sparkle to your holidays? At this time of year, it’s not only the window dressing fantasies of Neiman Marcus, Saks and that are “decked for the holidays;” it’s the entire City of Beverly Hills. Considered the most fabled shopping district in America; world famous Rodeo Drive has been transformed into a magical twinkling jewelry box by way of a spectacular display of Swarovski crystal sculpture illuminating the Drive. A day on Rodeo Drive during the holiday season is truly an event. Ladies are lunching, girlfriends are shopping, men are browsing and children are wide-eyed with all the glitter and glamour of a sparkling Beverly Hills Christmas.

Sshort,aunter off the main boulevard and onto Two Rodeo, the city’s newest addition that seems to come into its own during the holiday season. The curvy cobbled streetscape is punctuated with whimsical tulle and tinsel spheres and a neck-craning Christmas tree that groans under an abundance of silver and amethyst shimmer. The magnificent Beverly Wilshire Hotel sits majestically like a jewel-encrusted bookend at the Drive’s southern boundary.


onsidered to be the Holy Grail of world-class shopping, with luxury fashion houses such as Fendi, Lanvin, Chanel, Gucci, MiuMiu and Prada, it isn’t hard to see why gleeful tourists and locals alike flock to this trend-setting designer mecca. The Luxe (Rodeo’s only hotel) offers a brief respite from a hard day’s shopping at their outdoor sidewalk café, while enjoying some of the best people watching (and star gazing) on the planet.

SDynasty o, what to wear when checking your list and cruising Beverly Hills? Street style on Rodeo Drive is no longer easily classified. Back in the day, dames in designer denim and comic padded shoulder pads intermingled alongside the rocker-esque interpretations and “industry unsuits” with their deconstructed jackets and five o’clock shadows. These days, literally anything goes. From the Angelino uniform of skinny jeans, teeter/totter heels and designer handbags to ultra glammed up ensembles still warm from the Parisian runways, and everything in between – the look is personal, individualized and as diverse as the Los Angeles region itself.

Fmarkridaya magical nights in December kick-off to the weekend. From 5 - 8 pm snow and sparkle effects are floating and fluttering at Two Rodeo Drive and Beverly Canon Gardens. All that sparkle and shimmer fills the night sky over the Golden Triangle as shoppers all over town experience traditional holiday classics, the likes of horse and carriage rides, Dickens style carolers and street performers, and of course, Santa atop his crystal-encrusted throne. Restaurants are amping up the “happy” in their happy hours and stores and boutiques are staying open later, so you'll have plenty of time to meander, dine, imbibe and of course, shop while enjoying a healthy dose of jolly holiday cheer along the way.

“T is The Season” – make yours’ Merry and Bright! Relaxing at Luxe Hotel From left to right: Margaux wears: NINA RICCI dress, Barney's NY; GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI on Brighton Way suede cut-out ankle boots, purse and cuff. Anna wears: GIVENCHY - silkcrepe and feather dress, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI on Brighton Way - crystal with 'ultra-skinny heel' pumps; JIMMY CHOO on Rodeo Drive 'Cassie' clutch Opposite page: PRABAL GURUNG - sliver leather dress and white fur coat, Barney's NY; JIMMY CHOO on Rodeo Drive, "Laura" clutch (not shown), GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI on Brighton Way - suede platform pumps; H. STERN - multi-colored sapphire and diamond earrings and pink sapphire ring, Gearys Beverly Hills. Photo shot at Two Rodeo December 9, 2011 | Page E

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI - wool and metallic vest and wool slim pants, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; KOOLABURRA - boots,; H. STERN - drop earrings made of multi-color sapphires and diamonds, Gearys, Beverly Hills. Opposite Page: FENDI on Rodeo Drive - sequin and metallic pleated dress, gold perforated 'Chameleon' platform shoes, gold 'Baguette' purse, 'Chameleon' necklace BEVERLY HILLS

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LANVIN at Two Rodeo and Malibu - lace dress, flower crystal belt, flower crystal ring; GUISEPPE ZANOTTI on Brighton Way - suede cut-out ankle boots


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FENDI on Rodeo Drive - wool and leather panel dress, 'Anna' handbag, multi-color 'Chameleon' platform shoes, 'Chameleon' cuff; H. STERN - quartz and gold earrings, Gearys, Beverly Hills

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LANVIN on Rodeo Drive and Malibu - silk blouse, metallic pants, clasp belt, multi-color stone necklace, ring, and black suede clutch; JIMMY CHOO on Rodeo Drive - 'Bishop' metallic pumps Opposite page: DOLCE AND GABBANA - silver sequin dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; J. MENDEL - fur shrug, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; H. STERN - multi-colored sapphires and diamond 'Chandelier' earrings, Gearys Beverly Hills; KOOLABURRA - booties, (not shown) BEVERLY HILLS

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