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90 SUITING UP

Taking on an iconic role and making it her own, Baywatch star Kelly Rohrbach blends strength, style and sex appeal.

Hollywood hairstylist Chris McMillan’s

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abode over Sunset is a master class in

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personality-packed living.

110 ROMANCING THE STONE Actor Sofia Boutella shows her soft side in this season’s delicate gems and petal-

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hued gowns.

120 LASTING IMPRESSIONS British artist David Downton has captured some of the most beautiful women in the world, anthologized in a new L.A. exhibition.

126 EASY DOES IT Sarah Hendler and her husband, chef Vinny Dotolo, throw an effortless al fresco lunch for friends to toast her inaugural jewelry line.

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On Our Cover KELLY ROHRBACH wearing a MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION belted jacket and pants, jewelry by VHERNIER, ALEXANDRA JULES and KENDALL CONRAD. PHOTOGRAPHED BY Zoey Grossman. STYLED BY Alison Edmond. HAIR Mara Roszak at Starworks Artists using L’Oréal. MAKEUP Pati Dubroff at Forward Artists using Laura Mercier. NAILS Tom Bachik using L’Oréal Paris.

“ROMANCING THE STONE” (P.110): MONA KUHN. “A CUT ABOVE” (P.102): SAM FROST. CHRIS MCMILLAN WEARING LOEWE, BALMAIN AND SANDALBOYZ. “EASY DOES IT” (P.126): AMY DICKERSON. “LASTING IMPRESSIONS” (P.120): COPYRIGHT DAVID DOWNTON. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.132.

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Departments 26 FOUNDER’S LETTER The new rule of jewels.

28 C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of C.

32 #CMYCALIFORNIA Parisian muse Caroline de Maigret’s West Coast travel diary.

37 C WHAT’S HOT The scoop on the Museum of Ice Cream’s

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Golden State debut. A new S.F. bar packs a colorful punch. Jewelry designer Sarah-Jane Wilde shares her L.A. gems.

47 C FASHION Tito Pedrini rings in spring. Coach and Rodarte make a match. Harry Winston’s Forget-Me-Not is something to remember. Plus the latest in sunglasses, statementmaking stones and graphic accessories.

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61 C BEAUTY Rejuvenate and refresh with our California glamour guide.

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67 C DESIGN Light up DTLA with Lindsey Adelman. The art of layering landscapes. Farrow &

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73 C MENU The Wayfare’s (almost) secret bar. Salad for President’s new book gets our vote. Pasta perfectionist Evan Funke puts down roots in Venice.

79 C TRAVEL Kyoto, curated through a collector’s eyes.

83 C CULTURE Feting Jeff Koons’ philanthropy. Moody rooms of the haute view.

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FOUNDER’S LETTER

Any friendship that starts in the gardens of Versailles, surrounded by couture-clad cognoscenti and vats of paella in honor of Dior’s 60th anniversary, is destined for greatness. Such was the beginning of my friendship with the fashion world’s most beloved living illustrator. David Downton has been sketching the most beautiful women and fashions for nearly a quarter of a century. I had been familiar with his work for years, ripping his illustrations out of magazines and putting them on my mood board long before I ever met him. That we bumped into each other and were introduced in such illustrious surroundings was nothing less than serendipity. Thanks to that fateful moment more than nine years ago, Downton became a contributor to C. When I heard he was coming west this month to take special commissions and present his works at Mary Ta’s Minotti Los Angeles and Mass Beverly showrooms, I jumped at the chance to show his process in our pages. As this is an issue devoted to beauty, the portfolio (“Lasting Impressions,” p.120) highlights some of today’s brightest with Downton’s strokes of genius on full display. Showcasing another friend—one who, as it happens, was first propelled to fame by his Friends-era “Rachel” cut on Jennifer Aniston—we turn to the adorable Chris McMillan. Over the years I have been lucky enough to work with him on many a shoot, where his infectious smile always lights up a set. At the end of the day, he retires to a home filled with an eclectic contemporary art collection, including exciting works by L.A. talents (“A Cut Above,” p.102). Like its curator, the space shines in the city’s light. Speaking of sparkle, in this issue we also shift our gaze to beautiful baubles. FrenchAlgerian multihyphenate Sofia Boutella, star of the upcoming summer flick The Mummy, stuns in a balance of soft looks and delicate jewelry (“Romancing the Stone,” p.110). Meanwhile, L.A.-based jeweler Sarah Hendler is proving talent attracts talent: she is married to Vinny Dotolo, half of the culinary darling duo responsible for Jon & Vinny’s, Animal and Son of a Gun. We go inside their home for an intimate lunch surrounded by their nearest and dearest (“Easy Does It,” p.126). With his artistry in food and hers in jewels, it is a beautiful marriage of myriad realms. Finally, on to our lovely cover subject, Kelly Rohrbach. A model who is successfully navigating the acting world, Rohrbach gamely helped us pay sartorial homage to Helmut Newton’s strong heroines in this issue’s dynamic shoot (“Suiting Up,” p.90), captured by Zoey Grossman. Rohrbach radiates power and strength while still staying true to her feminine form—the ultimate in modern beauty, in an issue devoted to it.

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C PEOPLE Who’s who behind the scenes of this month’s issue, plus their favorite California places

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Vinny Dotolo Culinary powerhouse Vinny Dotolo—who alongside business partner Jon Shook has innovated the L.A. dining scene with the critically acclaimed restaurants Animal, Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny’s—embarked on the ultimate pairing for C’s May issue, teaming up with his wife, jewelry designer Sarah Hendler, to fuse food and jewels over lunch (“Easy Does It,” p.126). C SPOTS • Beverly Hills Juice • Virgil Normal in Silver Lake for great vintage and new brands • OB Bear in Koreatown for late-night leek pancakes and beers

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“I’m thrilled to be back in L.A. and to call California home,” says Gillian Koenig, who recently joined C as senior editor after boomeranging between NYC and L.A. Koenig held posts at WWD and People StyleWatch before helping to launch global multichannel network StyleHaul as a member of its founding team. C SPOTS • Proof Bakery in Atwater Village for amazing coffee, sandwiches and salty bread • Betty Way in West Hollywood. My French bulldog, George, led me to this dead-end street, where the cacti and colorful architecture make you feel like you’re somewhere between Santa Fe and the Caribbean • The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills—Lea Londe’s ultraregenerating facial takes 10 years off your face; she truly nurtures skin and spirit

Pati Dubroff “It was really fun to turn Kelly Rohrbach into a Helmut Newton-type lethal blonde,” says makeup artist Pati Dubroff of this month’s cover shoot, “Suiting Up,” p.90. “That character really fit her, and it’s a classic makeup style that I love to do.” Dubroff’s work has graced the pages of Vogue, W, Vanity Fair and Elle, and her lengthy A-list client roster includes Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Gisele Bündchen. C SPOTS • Walking or biking around the Hollywood Reservoir on weekends • Rajdhani in Artesia for amazing vegetarian Gujarati food • The Raquel Allegra shop on West 3rd Street: I live in her clothes

KUHN: JESSE DIAMOND. DUBROFF: JAN WELTERS. DOTOLO: BRUCE KRAMER. KOENIG: MAX KIM-BEE.

“Sofia’s contemporary beauty and spontaneous moves were perfect,” says photographer Mona Kuhn, who captured actor Sofia Boutella wearing the season’s most alluring jewels in “Romancing the Stone,” p.110. Trained as a fine arts photographer (with works in the collections of several top museums in both the U.S. and Europe), Kuhn made her fashion debut shooting for Bottega Veneta, and has her sixth monograph coming out this fall, titled She Disappeared into Silence (Steidl). C SPOTS • Cholada on PCH is a great rustic Thai restaurant on the way to Malibu • The Getty Villa in Malibu for a day off work • Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Sonoma County for Cedar Enzyme Baths


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“Chris has a sense of humor and doesn’t take himself so seriously, which I love, and the house is reflective of that,” says award-winning interior designer Trip Haenisch of designing the midcentury abode of his friend, celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan (“A Cut Above,” p.102). Embracing a signature of “sophisticated, collected spaces with a laid-back twist,” Haenisch also counts Courteney Cox as a client. C SPOTS • Coldwater Canyon Park has great trails for dogs. • Cafe Angelino for the best pizza • Object on Melrose for a great selection of Scandinavian accessories

“I love going to California and this gave me another excuse,” says renowned lighting designer Lindsey Adelman of her newly opened studio in DTLA (“Branching Out,” p.67), her first outside of her hometown of NYC. Her work has been exhibited at The Cooper Hewitt in New York, Design Miami and Museum of Arts and Design among others. C SPOTS • Mameg boutique in Beverly Hills—every piece is original and perfect • Son of a Gun in Beverly Grove, where the food is amazing, with ’90s hip-hop in the background • The La Brea Tar Pits for best preserved assemblages of Pleistocene vertebrates

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Mara Roszak “Not conforming to a traditional editorial cover is truly inspiring to me,” says celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, a frequent contributor to the magazine who styled this month’s cover subject, Kelly Rohrbach. Roszak’s clients include Emma Stone, Brie Larson, Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana; she is also an ambassador for L’Oréal Paris and co-owner of Mare Salon in West Hollywood. C SPOTS • Meeting a girlfriend at Olympic Spa and eating Korean food before your soak—what could be better? • The famous Castro Cabin at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, which is something out of a fairy tale • Mare Salon—it brings me so much joy to walk in the doors and see our incredibly talented stylist family

Khanh T.L. Tran “Neha Kapur Nayyar’s optimism, entrepreneurial spirit and zeal for experimenting remind me why I enjoy talking to designers working in L.A. so much,” says writer Khanh T.L. Tran of profiling the Hensely mastermind for “The New Classic,” p.37. Born in Vietnam and raised in the Deep South, Tran has worked at the Wall Street Journal and WWD. C SPOTS • Honeybird in La Cañada Flintridge for crispy fried chicken and biscuits • Magpies in Silver Lake for soft-serve swirl combos • Arts for NexGen LACMA for encouraging my 4-year-old daughter’s early appreciation of art

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Inspired by her experiences traveling the world while working as a creative producer for Vogue, Jamie Leilani Pelayo founded editorial and e-commerce platform Stories + Objects in 2015. For this month’s travel story (“City of Lore,” p.79), Pelayo reported on the hidden treasures of Kyoto. C SPOTS • The Old Place at Cornell Winery has a vintage atmosphere with my go-to comfort food • California Wildlife Center cares for injured native wildlife • Ojai Olive Oil Company is where I stock up on locally produced infused oils for cooking and their soaps for the bath


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No one embodies tousled PARISIAN COOL quite like Caroline de Maigret. The French model, music producer and co-author of the cult favorite book How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits is also a CHANEL ambassador and face of the house’s new GABRIELLE BAG campaign. Fittingly, the versatile quilted accessory is the perfect travel companion for her recent Golden State adventures: “I’m a 24-hour girl,” she says of her day-to-night style philosophy. “I like the idea of not knowing where I’m going, but that [the bag] will fit wherever I am.” chanel.com; cdmdiary.com.

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“My favorite hotel here, because when you come from Paris to L.A., you want palm trees, sun and sea.” 1 Pico Blvd., S.M., 310-458-0030; shuttersonthebeach.com. C 32 MAY 2017

“What’s nice about the desert and California in general is it’s really a family place—fun for kids and adults. My son can climb the rocks and look at the cacti.”

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“I wish we had a few more days here. We slept in this beautiful room where Roy Rogers once stayed. I love this hotel—very nice and chic in its simplicity.” 5240 Curtis Rd., Pioneertown, 760-365-7001; pioneertown-motel.com.

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“One of my good friends from Paris, André Saraiva, opened this new bar and restaurant in Silver Lake. He has some of the coolest clubs in Paris and New York and always creates a place that makes you feel at home.”

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2611 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, 323-522-6835; thefriendbar.com.

“S.F.’s Tenderloin has a European vibe—you can walk to places, but it also has that good California energy.”

“When Chanel invited me to come to California, I knew about the exhibition and had dreamed of it since seeing all of the pictures on Instagram. Doug Aitken is such a great artist. I love the fact that the art is open to everyone and you can stumble on a piece in the desert almost by accident.” desertx.org.


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HENSELY neck-tie blouse, $750, and textured inverted pleated pants, $1,495, both in Terracotta.

The New Classic As the founder of luxe ready-to-wear label Hensely, Neha Kapur Nayyar designs for a woman who sounds a lot like the glamorous New Delhi-born talent herself: “She’s curious about life,” says Kapur Nayyar, who arrived in L.A. after studying fashion design, modeling for Elite, representing India in the Miss Universe pageant and marrying actor Kunal Nayyar in 2011. “She has an easy, elegant, laidback style.” The brand’s spring collection channels Studio 54, Bianca Jagger and the desert’s muted colorscape in floorskimming gowns, a minidress with flared sleeves and three-piece suits anchored by wide-leg pants. Following the introduction of sleek brass pins and cuff links, Kapur Nayyar is next plotting art deco-style jewelry; her adopted hometown is proving to be its own creative catalyst: “There’s something about [L.A.]—just the energy,” she says. “It’s a good time to be here.” modaoperandi.com; hensely.com. • KHANH T.L. TRAN

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The LOGRONI, one of ANINA’s signature cocktails. Left: The colorful space designed by SVZ INTERIOR DESIGN.

Color Vision Eschewing S.F.’s prevailing wood-and-leather-rich aesthetic for bars and restaurants, Anina—a new watering hole from the team behind the popular Hayes Valley spot Brass Tacks and designed by SVZ Interior Design—is styled with patterned pops of color and large-scale botanical illustrations by Buenos Aires-based muralist Lucila Domínguez. Custom Moroccan-made back bar tiles are a nod to midcentury architect Oscar Niemeyer; drinks such as Piña Spritz, with pineapple rum, banana liqueur, lemon and prosecco, are perfect for leisurely patio sipping, while three citrus-driven punch bowls have you and your friends covered. 482 Hayes St., S.F.; aninasf.com. LOS ANGELES

WONDER WOMEN When actors Nathalie Love and Samantha Ressler founded arts collective We the Women in a bid to nurture female talent in the art and entertainment industries, they quickly attracted the likes of Gia Coppola and Laurie Kang to its ranks. “Women have just as much value as men but are not allotted the same opportunities,” Ressler says. “We can create our own,” adds Love. The group mounts productions whose proceeds also give back: their debut staging of John Patrick Shanley’s Women of Manhattan benefitted Planned Parenthood. A new production is slated for September. we-thewomen.com.

NEWBARK X THEORY ROMA III in zebra print, $324, and red velvet, $264.

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Fleeting Pleasures For any child who has ever groaned at the prospect of visiting a museum, Maryellis Bunn has a seriously compelling counteroffer: The Museum of Ice Cream, Bunn’s passion project, arrives in DTLA this spring after a sold-out run in Manhattan— and this iteration is four times larger than the original. “I took away from New York this idea of how do I curate ice cream in the way someone would curate art?” explains the MOIC founder and Laguna Beach native. The temporary exhibit includes a swimmable sprinkle pool (comprising 100 million customdesigned faux sprinkles), gummy bear lights and, of course, lots of the cold sweet stuff from the likes of McConnell’s and Salt & Straw. 2018 E. 7th Pl., L.A.; museumoficecream.com. C 38 MAY 2017

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“It’s the perfect pairing of NewbarK’s effortless rock-androll and Theory’s minimalist chic,” says NewbarK co-founder Maryam Malakpour of the brand’s new collaboration. theory.com.

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Cosmic Connection “Each piece is a reminder of the energy flowing through you,” says Danielle Birrittella of her Venice-designed jewelry line, Poe. A classically trained opera singer who spent her early childhood in a Hindu ashram, Birrittella designed her new collection as a nod to her parents (Poe is her mother’s surname; her father is a trained astrologer who taught her about the stars as a child). The result is a brilliant array of geometric diamonds set in 18-karat yellow and rose gold prayer rings, bracelets, necklaces and stud earrings, incorporating the philosophies of the seven chakras and sacred geometry. poejewelry.com.

The Altar Box by HIPPIE CARE PACKAGE, from $50, features bath salts, a succulent, palo santo incense, a crystal and a white-sage smudge stick.

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SUNNY Side Up Santa Monica native Raphael Lunetta knows how people in his hometown like to eat. For Lunetta All Day, the classically trained Westside chef, who ran the beloved JiRaffe restaurant for 18 years, has teamed with restaurateurs Daniel Weinstock and Mike Garrett of Divide + Conquer Inc. (founders of the Culver City BBQ favorite Maple Block Meat Co.) to serve “rustic, coastal California cuisine with the sensibility of the restaurants that I love,” Lunetta says. The forthcoming formal component, Lunetta Dining Room and Back Bar, will round out the neighborhood-oriented eatery. In the meantime, breakfast dishes such as lemon ricotta buttermilk pancakes start the day off right. Come back for fire-roasted brassicas laced with reggiano and red wine vinaigrette and pasilla negro-rubbed carnitas. “A dual concept gives you flexibility,” he adds. “It all works together.” 2420 Pico Blvd., S.M., 310-581-4201; lunettasm.com. C 40 MAY 2017

World Party The shopping renaissance of Newport Beach’s Lido Marina Village continues with the arrival of Aleph Gallery, a new design store that carries handmade and one-of-akind pieces with global appeal. “In good design, there’s a continuity that binds almost all places and people,” says Zaid Omran, who co-owns the space with Mimi ElZein. You’ll find Nada Debs’ modern Middle Eastern furniture, sculptural ceramics from Nathalie Khayat, and Bauhaus-inspired jewelry from DK01. Everything is set against the store’s calm, white backdrop—a deliberate design choice. “Like California, our landscape is expansive and welcoming of diversity,” says Omran. 3410 Via Lido, N.B., 949-200-9957; aleph-gallery.com.

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“Everything looked glossy, shiny, sparkly and wonderful,” jewelry designer SarahJane Wilde says of the celluloid vision that first lured her to L.A. It’s that hyper-real beauty, juxtaposed with gothic undertones, that weaves its way through all of Wilde’s 1970s-inspired work, including frequent collaborations with her best friend, fashion designer Thom Browne, and collections for Maxfield. Her latest concept, dubbed Remember You Must Die,, began as a commission for the late David Bowie. “I did not finish fast enough,” she says. “It became a collection about memento mori.” Featuring skeletal iconography—“because that’s what we leave behind”—and other symbols of death and remembrance, the rarefied pieces are rendered in 18-karat white, rose and yellow gold and diamonds. “It’s all about making physical objects connected to our temporary lives to create memories.” Here, the self-described “elegant, flashy-chic grandmother”-styled Wilde, who was raised across Europe and New York, lets us in on the everyday gems that are catching her eye. sarahjanewilde.com.

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The founders of cosmetic wonder RETROUVÉ farm the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH in Malibu In kindergarten, Jami Morse Heidegger used to “work” in her grandfather’s store in New York City, a pharmacy called Kiehl’s, punching the keys on the cash register. As a teen, she experimented with essential oils and creams there, many of which inspired the signature Kiehl’s products we know and love. She eventually became the president and CEO, and sold the business to L’Oréal. She was just getting started. She and her husband, Klaus, decided to raise their family in California, where she went to high school and developed a love for an active lifestyle—a passion that flourished into their 25-acre Palms of Malibu ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, complete with show horses, ponies Spotty and Sally, two rescue dogs and two cats, found as kittens in an RV they once kept in their driveway. (The couple split their time between the ranch and their house in Chatsworth.) When she couldn’t find the right products for her parched skin, Jami collaborated with her cosmetic chemist back east to concoct the nourishing creams and oils she needed, much like she did as a teen at Kiehl’s. “I really just wanted to make the best skin care with the best ingredients,” she says. Her husband started giving out samples of the lotions and potions to friends in Europe—who kept asking for more—and he

From above: The diverse foliage on the farm. Retrouvé’s product line features avocado oil from the couple’s homegrown bounty. A line-up of the brand’s serums and moisturizers, starting at $390. Far right: Avid equestrians Jami and Klaus walk the property—one of the few in the area approved for lodging horses.

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suggested they turn it into a business: Retrouvé was born in 2014. The luxurious unisex skincare line, packaged in black airless, hermetically sealed containers that protect the integrity of the ingredients, is a “labor of love,” says Jami. Translated from French as “to find again,” Retrouvé is all about taking care of skin so that it’s healthy and youthful-looking. In June the couple will introduce Skin Brilliance Priming Pads that prep skin for the antioxidants, peptides, apple stem cells, algae extracts and vitamins in the Continued on p.132

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Object of Desire Tito Pedrini can see the potential for a piece of jewelry in almost anything. “I get inspired by a lot of things in the moment,” says the Italian-born designer and gemologist, citing “cars, architecture, the moon” and even the black-ridged tips of a much-loved pair of shoes as points of influence. Beginning this summer, the jeweler, known for crafting one-of-a-kind pieces from rare stones, will count California among his many muses when he decamps to West Hollywood from Manhattan. “L.A. has a sense of vibrancy that really inspires my work and my life,” says Pedrini, whose most recent series includes an aweinspiring kunzite and black onyx ring. The fan-like sculpture sits high above the hand at 1¼ inches, cutting a dramatic profile. “It took months to be able to mount,” adds Pedrini. “But the result is quite striking.” titopedrini.com. • GILLIAN KOENIG

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The one-of-a-kind TITO PEDRINI Artiglio ring in kunzite and carved black onyx, $24,000.

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FASHION

PETAL to the METAL Harry Winston is celebrating spring in all its abundance with Forget-Me-Not by Harry Winston, a new collection of delicate daytime gems that reimagines its namesake wildflower. The seven-piece series features a brilliant medley of pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds. 310 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-271-8554; harrywinston.com.

HARRY WINSTON Forget-Me-Not charm bracelet set in platinum, price upon request.

SASHA VERRUNO Reyes silk jersey long-sleeve top, $170. Column dress, $285.

SNAP HAPPY

Artist Daisy Emerson customized this iteration of MICHAEL KORS’ Scout leather crossbody, $178, for model Hikari Mori, who was featured in the brand’s spring street-style campaign, The Walk.

Packing a punch with a compact silhouette and sleek gold accents, Fashion (turn) Michael Kors’ Scout camera bag is an eyecatching travel accessory. michaelkors.com.

TOPANGA CANYON

BEVERLY HILLS From left: MISS LEEMAN blue velvet and pearls sandals, $744. ERICA PELOSINI and LOUIS LEEMAN.

Stepping Out Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini, the husband-and-wife duo behind the Louis Leeman shoe label, may have decamped to L.A. from Paris, but when it came to designing Miss Leeman, their first women’s collection, the couple looked to the Ottoman Empire. Beautiful brocades and precious handapplied pearls play with the fringe and fine suedes of the line’s debut assortment, hitting stores in July. Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-275-4211; louisleeman.com.

For Los Angeles-born, South Americanraised designer Sasha Verruno, nature informs fashion. “Growing up, my brother and I were always outside playing on the beach or in the jungle,” says Verruno of her childhood, fondly split between Brazil, Argentina and Los Angeles. Her adoration of the elements is reflected in her pared-down pieces— encompassing an earthy palette and unfinished hems, all designed in her barn-turned-atelier in Topanga Canyon—and the barefoot models who don them. sashaverruno.com.

WRITTEN BY GILLIAN KOENIG. SASHA VERRUNO (2): ADAM FRANZINO. LEEMAN AND PELOSINI: MIKE ROSENTHAL.

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From top: COACH & RODARTE Moto Jacket with leather sequins, $3,500, Whipstitch Eyelet Pocket tote, $995, and leather sequined Courier Crossbody, $695.

Model Genevieve Rokero wearing a LOVELY BIRD Havana straw fedora hat, $176.

MALIBU + SANTA BARBARA

Flight of Fancy Hat designer Jaime Haskell grew up on the beaches of Malibu and Santa Barbara, always looking for stylish ways to take cover from the sun. In 2013 she launched Lovely Bird hats, using distressed bands, beads and feather accents to lend a personalized look to each. Her spring offering includes heavier stockman felts with turquoise adornments, twisted Toyo straw boleros and cadet caps. shoplovelybird.com.

TOP of the Line New York-based Coach and Los Angeleshelmed Rodarte are cozying up for an unexpected collection of cutting-edge leather bags and ready-to-wear that fuses the best of Coach’s modern, utilitarian touch with Rodarte’s fanciful and unabashedly romantic aesthetic. The result? Intricately embellished leather dresses, jackets and bags, raising the style stakes on both coasts. coach.com.

WRITTEN BY GILLIAN KOENIG. LOVELY BIRD: HEIDI TAPPIS.

From top: JUNE NINETEEN yellow gold ring, $2,260, and yellow gold triangle pendant, $620.

Every accessory tells a story, and for Los Angeles-based, Lithuanian-born jewelry designer Yurga Juozapa, it’s a mystical tale. “In Baltic culture, there is an underlying theme of a talismanic comb, a magic amulet to fight off the wicked,” says Juozapa, founder of the jewelry line June Nineteen and a former Isabel Marant model. Juozapa’s abstract rings and pendants feature ethically mined gemstones that aim to bring the same protection and good fortune—plus modern-day sparkle—to those who wear them. Just One Eye, 7000 Romaine St., L.A., 888-563-6858; junenineteen.com.


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1. BULGARI Divas’ Dream necklace, $1,700, Bulgari, B.H. 2. VANCOX blue jade quartz earrings, $5,950, jewelista.com. 3. OMI PRIVE Platinum Duet pendant, $30,000, Deja & Co. Exquisite Jewels, Saratoga. 4. MARCO BICEGO handengraved bracelet, $1,200, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H. 5. STEPHEN WEBSTER Jewels Verne Crab Crystal Haze ring, $12,950, Stephen Webster, B.H. 6. WENDY YUE seahorse earrings with opals, $9,000, Neiman Marcus, S.F. 7. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Liane necklace, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H. 8. CARTIER Magicien bracelet, price upon request, Cartier, B.H. 9. GRAZIELA GEMS Opal Perfection ring, $22,000, grazielagems.com. 10. FRUZSINA KEEHN turquoise ball bracelet, $14,000, fruzsinakeehn.com. 11. MARGOT McKINNEY Marbella Aquamarine ring, $17,950, Neiman Marcus, B.H. 12. DAVID YURMAN Artist Series Thin Slab earrings, $2,200, David Yurman, B.H.


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1. NINA RICCI SS17 sunglasses, price upon request, ninaricci .com. 2. DOLCE & GABBANA Mambo collection sunglasses, $560, Sunglass Hut, L.A. 3. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Optic white aviators, $275, Michael Kors, B.H. 4. ROBERTO CAVALLI eyewear, $395, Roberto Cavalli, B.H. 5. MIU MIU sunglasses, price upon request, Miu Miu, C.M. 6. GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL Innes Sun aviators, $420, Garrett Leight California Optical x Alfred pop-up store, L.A. 7. COACH sunglasses, $180, Sunglass Hut, L.A. 8. RAY-BAN sunglasses, $175, ray-ban.com. 9. FENDI glasses, $555, fendi.com. 10. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM X LINDA FARROW aviator shield sunglasses, $270, 3.1 Phillip Lim, L.A.

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Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group provides 21st-century luxury with oriental charm to each and every guest. Featuring exceptional design, innovative restaurants, award-winning spas and a unique sense of place, Mandarin Oriental’s acclaimed collection of hotels awaits you. mandarinoriental.com.

FASHION ISLAND

Rodd & Gunn’s inspiration comes from New Zealand’s picturesque landscape, with the changing rhythm of each season offering a fresh opportunity to celebrate relaxed living. Every Rodd & Gunn collection is built around pieces that can be styled effortlessly and designs that aspire to transport you to a place that is both relaxed and authentic. Shop Rodd & Gunn at Fashion Island Newport Beach. 1129 Newport Center Dr., 949-706-2677; shopfashionisland.com; @roddandgunn.

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VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER

Velvet by Graham & Spencer is a line of luxe separates that epitomizes the laid-back charm of California living. In our West Coast stores in Venice Beach, Culver City, Brentwood and Newport Beach, as well as top boutiques and department stores nationwide, the summer collection takes our signature relaxed aesthetic and exquisite detailing, and invites you to show a little skin. Go to velvet-tees.com or a Velvet store near you and receive a 25 percent discount when you use the code: CSUMMER17

ROGER’S GARDENS

Among the luxury outdoor living items from Roger’s Gardens; the Sparta shade and lounge structure combines a comfortable conversation area with a restful retreat for your friends and family to enjoy. Entertain in style in the most sophisticated coastal outdoor living furniture. Retreat. Relax. Revive. 949-640-5800; rogersgardens.com.

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5. 1. CH CAROLINA HERRERA Personalized Editor’s Tote, $695, Carolina Herrera, S.F. 2. EMILIO PUCCI Bow Pumps, $890, emiliopucci.com. 3. RED VALENTINO small Frame shoulder bag, $1,095, Red Valentino, C.M. 4. LOUIS VUITTON Silhouette ankle boots, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H. 5. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG East/ West belted tote, $798, similar styles available, dvf.com. 6. M MISSONI Sock booties, $695, M Missoni, C.M. 7. PRADA bag, $4,320, Prada, B.H. 8. SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Anja Panther Sling-Back Pump Roller, $1,995, Saint Laurent, B.H. 9. DELPOZO Orchid clutch, $1,500, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H. 10. BALENCIAGA thighhigh boots, $2,145, similar styles available, Balenciaga, B.H. 11. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Sabrina mules, $650, Giuseppe Zanotti, B.H.

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Edited by JENNY MURRAY Written by KELLY ATTERTON

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STEVEN CHEE/TRUNK ARCHIVE

“Glowing, healthy skin is always in vogue,” says makeup artist PATI DUBROFF, who shares summer essentials on p.62.

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From left: LAURA MERCIER Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Juicy Papaya, $26, sephora .com. KATE BOSWORTH with PATI DUBROFF. MILK MAKEUP Blur Stick, $36, sephora.com. CHANTECAILLE Faux Cils Mascara, $45, barneys.com.

THE TREATMENTS

FACETIME

POP ART “This season is all about brights—orange, pink, yellow,” says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. “I’m loving little pops of color. A bright lip, a swipe of vivid pastel on the lids or a bold stroke of liner in an unexpected shape. Glowing, healthy skin is always in vogue.” Her advice on how to make trends more wearable? “Simplify the rest of your makeup. With the focus on one bold element, it’s less scary to experiment.” Dubroff’s beauty icons include Sophia Loren, Christy Turlington Burns and Kate

Bosworth, “but I also like to look at the person in front of me and see the icon in them.” Makeup kit essentials: Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in Juicy Papaya: “A beautiful bright orange that feels great on the lips.” Milk Makeup Blur Stick: “To mattify parts of the face that need to be matte and poreless.” Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara: “I love big lashes in summer.”

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THE PROFESSIONAL

WITH THE FLOW Electrical aesthetician Melanie Simon is known for using multiple professional machines to weave customized facial treatments consisting of waveforms on the skin. Each client typically receives 14 different cocktails, yielding both immediate and long-term results. Simon only trusts products by Biologique Recherche and her own exclusive, medical-grade Vitamin C serum on her clients. Facials from $400; Striiike, B.H., 310-205-2600; Beautiful You, Montecito, 805-403-6056; melaniesimon.com. THE PRODUCTS

SKIN DEEP

AMOREPACIFIC The Essential Crème Fluid, $98, sephora.com. CLE DE PEAU UV Protective Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $130, cledepeaubeaute .com. SHISEIDO White Lucent All Day Brightener Broad Spectrum SPF 23, $60, shiseido.com. SULWHASOO Snowise Brightening Eye Serum, $72, sulwhasoo.com.

To achieve that summer glow year-round, try alternating a results-focused treatment with a soothing and relaxing facial or a revitalizing antioxidant therapy session. Mixing up your approach to skincare can help you to achieve optimal results and discover the precise combination that works best for you. FACILE Radiant Trio Facial. Microneedle collageninduction therapy, plus a customized peel topped off with cryotherapy equals porefree, happy skin. $800/60 min.; $2,560/ four treatments; 638½ N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 310-929-2220; facileskin.com. EARTHTONICS SPA EarthTonics Botanical Facial. A restorative combination of active wholeplant nutrients with concentrated facial massage to stimulate lymph drainage. $95/65 min.; 206-C S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-7981153; earthtonicsskincare.com. PACIFIC HEIGHTS SKINCARE Oxygenating Facial Trio. Antioxidant therapy combats tired skin and supports skin metabolism. $165/90 min.; 2000 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 307, S.F., 415-9225694; pacificheightsskincare.com.

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“Volbella is the most recent FDAapproved product for fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It helps provide a smoothness. They’re calling it the magic eraser or lipgloss effect.” —DR. RAMI BATNIJI Plastic Surgeon, Newport Beach and Beverly Hills

DUBROFF: COURTESY OF PATI DUBROFF. SIMON: COURTESY OF MELANIE SIMON. FACE DETAIL: BAARD LUNDE/TRUNK ARCHIVE. THE DB METHOD: COURTESY OF THE DB METHOD. YOGA: COURTESY OF TWO BUNCH PALMS. ROXBURGH: COURTESY OF LAUREN ROXBURGH.

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TWO BUNCH PALMS yoga dome.

For body alignment specialist Lauren Roxburgh, it all starts with fascia: the thin layer of connective tissue that lies under the skin and wraps around every muscle and organ. Her foam-rolling program targets these areas, improving posture, strengthening the core and even helping to minimize cellulite. laurenroxburgh.com.

With summer tantalizingly close, take a moment to reset: Whether it’s a change in diet that favors lighter, plant-based fare; a retreat to restore and revitalize from the inside out; or a holistic regimen of physical activity, these detox options all pack a healing punch.

PRO TIP

AJA MALIBU A gorgeous environment in which to unplug and recalibrate through workshops, movement and meditation. $15,000/week; ajamalibu.com. THE PEARL LAGUNA Spend a week eating alkaline plantbased foods in between daily hikes, twice-daily yoga sessions and afternoon massages. $5,250/week; thepearllaguna.com.

“To get our clients ready for summer, we attack stubborn spots and cellulite with Vanquish technology and the Z-Wave. There’s no downtime, so it’s a great alternative to surgery.” —GINA MARI Esthetician, Beverly Hills

Beauty AIR(bits) PLAY

TWO BUNCH PALMS Lounge in the natural hot springs, indulge in the spa or work up a sweat in the movement classes. From $330/night; twobunchpalms.com.

THE TECHNOLOGY

The space-age-looking chamber used in the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment, on offer at Ciel Spa by Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness at the SLS Hotel, delivers oxygen under pressure—promoting healing and collagen production, and accelerating brain function. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., B.H., 310-246-5560; sbe.com. THE SUPPLEMENTS

CLEAN BREAK 1. THE EQUIPMENT

GET LOW Turns out, we’ve been doing our squats all wrong: Erika Rayman’s The DB Method makes it easy to achieve a great butt. “Traditional squats put all your weight in your quads, and [put] pressure on your knees,” she says. “With The DB Method you sit back, shifting the center of gravity and effectively targeting the glutes for an intense booty workout.” $189; thedbmethod.com.

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He’s worked at the best salons in New York and L.A. Now, celebrity hairstylist Cervando Maldonado is readying to debut a place of his own, a 1,300-squarefoot location in West Hollywood named 454 North. “Once I saw the space, I fell in love,” Maldonado says of the 13-station spot, whose curated ’70s French-inspired decor befits his stylish clientele, including Reese Witherspoon, Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, Lily Aldridge and Kirsten Dunst. As for his forecast for summer tresses: “I’m loving a long layered haircut with either a long, soft fringe or beautiful face-framing layers around the chin.” His tools of the trade: T3 Hot Rollers: “Just roll them in and pull them out about 10 to 15 minutes later for a finished, more polished look.” Sheila Stotts Removal

From left: T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe, $119, sephora .com. CERVANDO MALDONADO with ROSIE HUNTINGTONWHITELEY. SHEILA STOTTS Removal Brush, $31, sheilastotts .com. SACHAJUAN Volume Powder, $20, barneys.com.

Beauty (bits) Brush: “I use it to brush out wet and dry hair, which it does effortlessly. I tell my clients to keep one in their purse at all times.” Sachajuan Volume Powder: “Gives great volume and texture and also comes in a shade for brunettes.” 454 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 323-454-1012; @cervandohair.

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THE PRODUCTS

GREAT HAIR DAY 1.

“Even with a more blunt cut, it’s still all about tousled texture, so I implement internal layers to get that ‘cool girl’ vibe and make styling easier.” —STEVIE CRAFT Lavender Salon, Newport Beach

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Let’s cut to the chase, here’s what’s in: modern shags, sexy fringe, wavy bobs, layered pixies and long blunt cuts. And the color? “Golden bronde,” a shade between blonde and brown. Also ontrend: smoky roots (ombre focused on the roots) and the always-in-demand beachy highlights. JOSÉ EBER SALON Headliner: Gregory Ifergan. Haircuts $200, color from $130; 360 N. Camden Dr., B.H., 310-858-4000; joseeber.com; @gregoryifergan. THE SALON AT ELYSE WALKER NEWPORT Headliner: Megan Kiefer. Haircuts $110, color from $90; 3444 Via Lido, N.B., 949-922-6579; elysewalker.com; @keifermegan. STUDIO 323 Headliner: Jerome Molles. Color from $125; 323 Geary St., Ste. 811, S.F.; 415-777-0999; studio323sf.com; @jeromemolles.

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R+CO Sail Soft Wave Spray, $29, randco.com. OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam, $28, sephora .com. SLIP Silk Pillowcase, $99, sephora.com. KENRA PROFESSIONAL Platinum Color Charge Spray Serum, $22, ulta.com. ROIL Shine Conditioner, $43, roillife.com.

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Thrilling. Breathtaking. Heart-pounding. And that’s before you drive it. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe. It’s definitely awe at first sight. The AMG® philosophy merges high-performance engineering with handcrafted expertise. So after driving the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe, you’ll likely need a thesaurus to describe all your emotions. MBUSA.com/C63Coupe

Visit your Bay Area Mercedes-Benz Dealer for a test drive today. Find us online at BayAreaMercedes.com. 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe shown in Iridium Silver metallic paint with optional equipment. ©2017 Authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealers

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LAUREN COLEMAN

Branching Out

LINDSEY ADELMAN’s Cherry Bomb ExtraLong Fringe Sconce, price upon request.

“Clients here have so much space and very few preconceptions about what we can do with lighting,” explains NYCbased Lindsey Adelman when asked why L.A. felt like the right place to open her second studio. Located in an old garment factory, the site’s organic-meetsmodern fixtures seem to float in the airy, pale loft. Adelman is already feeling the sunny, relaxed vibes. “The quality of light and outdoor living will influence my work,” she says. “Paying more attention to your health and mind,

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DESIGN and spending quiet time in nature breeds creativity.” And so it has. Her Cherry Bomb Cage Chandeliers can be found at Bird, the Culver City clothing boutique (and another recent Brooklyn transplant), while collections are on the way from two in-house designers, Mary Wallis and Karl Zahn. By appointment; 421 Colyton St., L.A., 310-504-5200; lindseyadelman.com. • KERSTIN CZARRA

A bold new volume from Andy Cruz, Rich Roat and Ken Barber of House Industries, a design firm known for creating innovative fonts (Neutraface and Eames Century Modern are two of many), recounts the 25-year-old Delaware company’s early obsessions with California skate culture, hot rods and the colors of Heath Ceramics glazes. Throughout House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration (WatsonGuptill, $50), available in May, “there’s definitely a ‘golden’ thread,” says Cruz. houseind.com.

Above: Lindsey Adelman’s Agnes Chandelier at the new L.A. space. Left: Studio member Claire Boutelle holds a hand-blown Branching Bubble glass globe.

FARROW & BALL’s 132-color range.

Design (turn) “Arsenic is one of my favorite colors of all time. It’s so unique and it makes such an impact. We’ve used it on front doors but it works well in a powder or sun room as well.” JOE LUCAS, LUCAS STUDIO INC.

“I rely on Skylight because it is the perfect shade of blue—bright with enough gray in it to feel subtle. It plays with everything beautifully.”

SANTA MONICA

MADE in the Shade Last February, U.K.-based Farrow & Ball, renowned for its rich paint colors and elegant wall coverings, continued its U.S. expansion with the opening of a new showroom in Santa Monica while refreshing four key colors for spring: Radicchio, Studio Green, Hay and All White. C checked in with four of California’s leading interior designers, devotees of the brand, on their go-to shades—all bold enough to stand up to the brightest of California light. 1016 Montana Ave., S.M., 310-857-5811; farrow-ball.com.

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“Purbeck Stone is a color that changes throughout the day, at times looking moody and vintage, and other times feeling lighter, almost white. It’s a chameleon, and that’s why I love it.”

“We love Elephant’s Breath, and not only for its name. It’s an amazing and elusive color that shifts throughout the day—warm and misty in the morning and moodier as the day goes on.”

MEG JOANNIDES, MLK STUDIO

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WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH VARNELL AND ANDREA STANFORD. INTERIOR AND LIGHT STUDIO: LAUREN COLEMAN.

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MAIDEN Voyage From left: KIM ALEXANDRIUK. Zadar rug, $10,000. Istria rug, $6,000.

Santa Monica-based interior designer Kim Alexandriuk’s new rugs for Christopher Farr are akin to ephemeral postcards: conjuring light dancing across cobblestones in Berlin, or illuminated Adriatic waves in Korcula, Croatia. Rendered in handwoven or knotted wool, jute and silk, the Vulcania collection—named for the ship that brought Alexandriuk’s parents from Europe to North America—includes seven rugs inspired by the elemental ebb and flow of travel. Christopher Farr, 748 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-967-0064; christopherfarr.com; alexandriuk.com.

GREEN SCENE

FLEXFORM’s versatile offerings are handmade in Italy.

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A bedroom designed by SAVANNAH PIERCE GARDNER. Right: The designer at a client’s Laurel Canyon home.

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Change Maker Wishing for a foyer or powder room facelift before guests descend? Savannah Pierce Gardner of Pierce Gardner Design will elevate any space, any size, in hours. In addition to full-service design she dubs “stripped-back elegance,” her Silver Lake studio styles clients’ trouble spots. “I work with what you have and bring things in to make it fresh,” says Gardner, a third-generation Californian. “The goal is to create a space that has a sense of well-being, connectivity and warmth—the qualities you find in good company.” 310-592-3574; piercegardnerdesign.com.

Fans of all things modern Mediterranean, prepare to swoon over the new West Hollywood showroom of Flexform, a purveyor of stylishly laid-back handcrafted Italian furniture. On view in the space, dreamed up by head designer Antonio Citterio: sumptuous sofas, marble coffee tables, woven leather ottomans, swivel armchairs and wooden credenzas. “They’re timeless, casual and relaxed,” says owner Gregory Herman of the brand’s Southern California compatibility. “Our pieces work in a minimalist glass house or a Spanish bungalow.” 308 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H.; flexformsf.com.

WRITTEN BY KERSTIN CZARRA AND ANDREA STANFORD. KIM ALEXANDRIUK (3): JUANO OLIVEROS. SAVANNAH PIERCE GARDNER INTERIOR: TIMOTHY RAGAN. PORTRAIT: ASHLEY ELIZABETH STERN.

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Set atop Tyler Florence’s lauded eatery Wayfare Tavern, the chef’s sleek new bar-lounge, The Sequoia, brings to mind the cloistered Bohemian Club of San Francisco yore. But you don’t need a membership to swing by; simply find the understated street-level plaque, ascend to the fourth floor of the 1907 bank building and step into the Ken Fulk-designed space, where custom game tables, antique-silkfringed lampshades and a whiskey lounge set within the metal-walled vault conjure

a bygone era. The drinks menu offers original takes on house cocktails—such as the lavender Moscow mule—alongside inventions from top international bars such as Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and Manhattan’s Employees Only. Restaurant favorites including organic fried chicken, the Tavern Burger and Petaluma Farms deviled eggs beckon once you’ve settled in for the night, single malt in hand. 558½ Sacramento St., S.F., 415-772-9060; thesequoia.com. • GEMMA PRICE

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VENICE

FLOUR Power Evan Funke honed his formidable pasta skills by cooking alongside grandmothers he met in villages throughout Italy. Fittingly, the centerpiece of his new Venice restaurant, Felix, is a shimmering

glass-and-tile pasta lab, where diners can watch him make 18 to 20 different iterations each night. “I’m a custodian of these deeply rooted traditions,” says Funke. “The Italians have a word— campanilismo—that means pride of one’s origins, and we want to exude that here.”

His menu will center on classics such as squiggly trofie with pesto Genovese and gnocchi rich with saffron and uni. Regional dishes like favas served over burrata, and traditional pizzas such as a boscaiola made with wild mushrooms and fontina, round out the offerings. The bar, helmed by Brandyn Tepper, is equally obsessed with details, mixing seasonal bellinis with blood oranges, apricots or pears, and a tequila-and-pisco cocktail with housemade limoncello. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424-387-8622; felixla.com.

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From far left: Chef EVAN FUNKE. Inside the WENDY HAWORTHdesigned space. The agrumi dish.

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House (left), where FOODSHOP hosted a dinner (below) in March.

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KOLLO’s three offerings: Chinese black, Japanese green and Vietnamese oolong, $11/500 ml. each.

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Foodshop co-founders Hyejin Cho and Itay Zach met as students in UCLA’s graduate architecture program; their passion for travel and exotic meals prompted their first pop-up dinner in a metal workshop in Venice in 2011. It led to the duo’s invitation-only communal dining series, now staged in design-significant locales such as March’s happening with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. This summer guests will enjoy grilled peach salad and lamb belly steamed buns at a to-be-named design landmark. lafoodshop.com.

MILLA CHOCOLATES’ ongoing pop-up at the Row DTLA. An assortment of chocolate-covered caramelized dragées and candied organic orange chips in large jars, from $18.

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All in Good Taste After working in the art field for years, Christine Sull Sarioz landed on the medium that resonated most. “I’ve always been drawn to small and delicate forms—in ceramics, glass, pastries and now chocolate,” she explains. Sarioz, founder of L.A.-based Milla Chocolates, crafts goods such as hazelnut praliné bars with Turkish coffee, presented in immaculate, minimalist packaging. For a moderately virtuous option, try the candied orange chips, made with Santa Monica Farmers’ Market ingredients, available at the brand’s ongoing pop-up at the Row DTLA. millachocolates.com.


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“I didn’t sleep the night before,” says 34-year-old Julia Sherman, creator of the leafy green-focused blog Salad for President. Sherman is referring to her first meeting with California culinary queen Alice Waters, who she communes with— while making a salad, of course—for her new recipe-filled tome, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists (Abrams, $35). “I ended up spending hours at her house, and by the end she was showing me her silk dresses—just two gals hanging out.” Since the blog launched in 2012, Sherman has used salad as a platform to collaborate with renowned artists, chefs and musicians—interviewing them while they chop and toss—then documenting the experiences with lush photography and illustrations along the way. Having earned her M.F.A. at Columbia University in the exclusive New Genres program, Sherman says, “I thought I would be a conceptual

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Clockwise from top left: JULIA SHERMAN prepares salads for party guests. An alfresco spread. Sherman’s herb garden.

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Spice of Life Healdsburg’s James Beard Award-winning market, cafe and community space, Shed, has captured the flavors of Sonoma County as a covetable range of spices, finishing powders, salt blends, peppers, pickles, preserves and shrubs—so you can re-create dishes from the (newly expanded) cafe at home. Executive Chef Perry Hoffman calls the charred eggplant powder a love letter to his childhood favorite baba ghanoush; apricot-rosemary and wild elderberry-and-basil shrubs instantly conjure the olfactory delights of spring. 25 North St., Healdsburg, 707-431-7433; healdsburgshed.com. C 76 MAY 2017

SHED pickled vegetables, $12 each.

artist my whole life, but the truth was, I was spending so much time in my garden and making salad.” The blog’s popularity surged in 2014, when Sherman was invited to design and program a rooftop salad garden at MoMA PS1 in New York. A year later, the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A. commissioned her to do the same. In the book, Sherman conducts house calls with creative luminaries from Kyoto to Mexico City. Architect Harry Gesner, musician Laurie Anderson and others then share the resulting compositions-in-a-bowl, from appetizer-friendly fare such as collard chiffonade salad to heartier dishes including flank steak and bean sprouts with miso-kimchi dressing. Sherman loves that salad has the potential to be accessible or complicated. “I’m cool with appealing to the person who just wants to know what to make tonight, who’s like, ‘What the hell is celeriac?’ But I’m also interested in talking to the person who wants to know why Robert Irwin went from painting to a post-studio practice early on in his career. To create one space where all of that can happen is my ideal.” saladforpresident.com.

WRITTEN BY STACY SUAYA AND GEMMA PRICE. SALAD FOR PRESIDENT (4): EMILY WREN PHOTOGRAPHY.

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Stanwyck ruffled leather clutch, $990; South Coast Plaza, C.M., 714-557-5600; michaelkors.com.

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Vintage platinum art deco diamond ring, $12,000; 1298 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.; shopesqueleto.com.

SHREVE & CO.

Penny Preville 18-karat white gold (blackened) triple round diamond earring with diamond top, $5,340; 150 Post St., S.F., 415-421-2600; Stanford Shopping Center, P.A., 650-327-2211.

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Leather Monili fringe shopper, $2,795; South Coast Plaza, C.M., 714-957-6930; brunellocucinelli.com.

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Masai 18-karat yellow and white gold five-strand bracelet, $11,350; saks.com.

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TRAVEL Clockwise from far left: Hoshinoya Kyoto’s lush garden. A kaiseki dinner. MAI WAI jacket, $1,500, storiesandobjects.com. TODAI-JI temple in Nara. Yuzen dye used for kimono illustrations at the CHISO kimono house.

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A traditional kimono from SOHYA. From below left: JAMIE LEILANI PELAYO walks through the WAKAMIYA SHRINE in Nara Park, outside Kyoto. A HOSHINOYA KYOTO guest room. A HINOKI ofuro tub at Hasu’s AIRBNB.

462-year-old Chiso (chiso.co.jp) kimono house. Express your personal narrative by designing a bespoke kimono at their atelier, Sohya (sohya.jp). Stop by the Shop & Gallery YDS (takahashitoku .com) for Japanese-style teacups and bowls crafted from rubber and lacquer. Discover a carefully curated selection of brushes, inks and papers at stationery shop Morita Washi (wagami.jp). CAN’T MISS Drive to Japan’s first imperial capital city, Nara, to see the ancient Todai-ji temple and mingle with thousands of Japanese deer. The temple houses the largest bronzed Buddha in the world. •

GUEST ROOM, GARDEN AND FOOD: HOSHINOYA KYOTO. PAINTING, KIMONO, PELAYO AND BATH: BRIAN SOKOL. TODAI-JI TEMPLE: IAMNONG27/ISTOCK.COM.

“If Tokyo is the future, then Kyoto is the past that I want to revel in,” says Jamie Leilani Pelayo, founder of Stories + Objects (storiesandobjects.com), an editorial platform and online boutique that celebrates a global selection of handcrafted objects and the people behind them. “There are few places in the modern world that hold on to tradition the way Japan does, and that is what made this visit to the cultural heart of the country so unforgettable,” says the Malibu-based Pelayo, whose curatorial journeys have taken her from Sri Lanka to Cuba to Morocco. Here, she shares her Kyoto highlights: STAY Hasu’s ochaya (teahouse), a stylishly modernized home available through Airbnb (airbnb.com), was once a “joy house” in a former geisha district. I slept on a traditional tatami mat bed and soaked in an ofuro Japanese tub, now inspiration for the design of the master bath in a house my husband Jérôme and I are building in Malibu. For more pampering, visit Hoshinoya Kyoto (hoshinoyakyoto.jp), surrounded by the the natural beauty of Kyoto, and accessible by private river cruise down the Katsura River. DINE Food here is an art form and a ritual. Experience the tea ceremony at Yuhisai Koudoukan (kodo-kan .com), where the tea master is also a master confectioner. He sketches his confections into a book to commemorate each ceremony, and every tea bowl is selected from an antique trove based on the energy of the guest. Misoka-an Kawamichi-ya (kawamichiya.co.jp) is a 329-year-old soba noodle house. “Misoka” refers to the custom of eating noodles for good luck on the last day of every month. SHOP I came to Kyoto to visit the legendary


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SMUIN will perform Dance Series 02 in late spring.

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From left: TREY McINTYRE. Southern California native NICOLE HASKINS. Smuin dancers Haskins, DUSTIN JAMES, ERIN YARBROUGH-POWELL and JONATHAN POWELL.

In the 10 years since former Smuin dancer Celia Fushille took over the reins of Michael Smuin’s San Francisco ballet company, the muse-turned-artistic director has made her priorities known. For Fushille, who has the distinction of being one of the few female artistic directors in the business, the dancer comes first. “I’m very aware that a dancer’s career is short,” she says. “They are trying to pack some really significant experiences into 15 or so years.” Her new program, Dance Series 02, is built around taking chances on talent. She’s asked company member Nicole Haskins to produce her first 20-minute piece, set to Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence,” while more established artist Trey McIntyre presents a new work influenced by the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Choreographer-in-Residence

Amy Seiwert relaunches her Broken Open, set to experimental music by cellist-composer Julia Kent. “It’s exciting for me to encourage Amy and Nicole,” says Fushille. “And Trey—he is also such a unique visionary. He’s wonderful to work with and very cerebral. I wanted the dancers to have that.” May 5-7, Mountain View; May 12-13, Walnut Creek; May 1928, San Francisco; June 2-3, Carmel-bythe-Sea; smuinballet.org.

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Much like his gouache paintings, Jeremiah Goodman’s life story has a dream-like quality. Born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he began drawing at an early age, later pursuing Hollywood set design before finding success in illustration. After a fateful meeting with British star Sir John Gielgud, who took him under his wing, Goodman was invited into the inner sanctums of the famous and powerful, aristocratic and reclusive, and devoted himself to producing watercolor From left: Bruce Weber’s Golden Beach, Fla., living room; Tony Duquette’s Hollywood Hills garden; the Reagans’ Bel Air living room.

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“room portraits,” pieces that evoke the personality and mood of a space. This month, a retrospective of the artist’s work will be displayed at La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual Legends festival. The 94-year-old will also be making an appearance, signing his book Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision and recounting truths more colorful than fiction. “I had a marvelous time,” Goodman muses. “I met wonderful people who were incredibly kind and generous… Cecil Beaton, now that’s another story…” May 9-June 10; Dessin Fournir, 716 N. La Cienega Blvd., W.H.; lcdqla.com.

M c INTYRE: OTTO KITSINGER. HASKINS: CHRIS HARDY. SMUIN DANCE: THOMAS KRAPPITZ. PAINTINGS (3): COURTESY OF JEREMIAH GOODMAN. PAINT IT BLACK: BRIAN RIGNEY HUBBARD. MIKE MANDEL (2): COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND MIKE MANDEL. BALLOON DOG: COURTESY OF JEFF KOONS. BOTTLEROCK (2): BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY.

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The limited-edition Bernardaud Balloon Dog (Orange) plate, $9,000, by JEFF KOONS, 2015.

Rhys Wakefield and Alia Shawkat in PAINT IT BLACK.

CAUGHT ON FILM Actor, poet and activist Amber Tamblyn now adds directing a feature film to her myriad accomplishments. She came across Janet Fitch’s cult novel Paint It Black in her 20s when Amy Poehler gave her a copy. Eleven years later— after adapting the book, finding funding, hiring actors and putting the pieces together—Tamblyn brings the twisted relationship between two women in mourning to the big screen on May 19. facebook.com/paintitblackmovie.

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HOT TICKET

MOCA will fete renowned artist Jeff Koons for his slick commercial work and under-the-radar philanthropy; s donated a seminal work and Culturehe’(bits) sales of his pricy Bernardaud plates support the museum. April 29. The Geffen Contemporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 152 N. Central Ave., L.A., 213-625-4390; moca.org. NAPA

Musical Fare Above: Untitled, from MIKE MANDEL’s Motels series, 1974. Right: Untitled, from the series San Francisco Giants: An Oral History, 1979.

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Flashback People in cars on the freeway, San Francisco Giants players, Santa Cruz suburbs, motels and various fellows named Edward Weston all pass through the discerning lens of conceptual artist and photographer Mike Mandel in “Good 70s,” his first major museum exhibition. May 20-Aug. 20. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., S.F., 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.

BottleRock celebrates its fifth year of music and fine food with more than 80 bands including Modest Mouse and Maroon 5, craft beer, vintner demos and a culinary stage where celebrities and chefs spin their magic. Last year Cheech and Chong cooked up a storm; this year promises to be equally surprising. May 26-28. 575 3rd St., Napa; bottlerocknapavalley.com.

Views of the 2016 BOTTLEROCK festival.


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Above: MARA McCARTHY. Right: BARBARA T. SMITH’s St. Marten: Paragraph, 1990.

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Clockwise from left: Smith’s Home: ! , 1991. BISMUTH’s JULIEN BISMUTH Bricole, 2013. Smith’s Index, St. Marten: Index 1989. EUGENIA P. BUTLER’s Does making BUTLER a membrane = making a eld?, 2000. quantum field?

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In person, Mara McCarthy, owner of The Box gallery, doesn’t tick any boxes. She’s warm and casual, cool with her wavy red hair, black leather jacket and scarf—kind of the opposite of the stereotypical sleek, unapproachable gallerist. “I’m not really coming from a space of sales,” she admits over a cup of tea near her gallery on L.A’s Traction Avenue. “And I like my beat-up door.” Exhibitions at The Box push buttons; some play with the idea of intergenerational resonance between artists, others attempt to educate galleryphiles by showcasing challenging work from nonprofits such as the Los Angeles Department of Poverty—which highlights prison overcrowding and settlements, refugee camps and gated communities. “Art can be information and it can challenge you emotionally, physically, formally,” McCarthy says. And it’s not surprising that cross-generational dynamics would be a source of interest to her, either. She’s the daughter of Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy and grew up in a milieu where art talk was always in the air. This year, her first as part of the selection committee for Frieze New York (May 5-7), McCarthy has sought work that’s a little more esoteric and a little less well-known. “I think that in some way I was invited to bring that perspective and balance,” she notes. For her, pieces from West Coast galleries such as Anglim Gilbert impress because they’re “smart in a quiet a way.” And for her own booth, McCarthy is sharing a highly curated group of three artists: Frenchman Julien Bismuth, L.A. superconnector Eugenia P. Butler and Pasadena-born artist Barbara T. Smith are all in some way related. “The work has a conversation with each other,” McCarthy says. 805 Traction Ave., L.A., 213-6251747; theboxla.com; frieze.com.

M C CARTHY: JASON UNDERHILL. BRICOLE: EMILE OUROMOV. ARTWORKS (4): IMAGES COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS AND THE BOX, LOS ANGELES.

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More than 100 art, fashion and design luminaries joined C Founder and Editorial Director Jennifer Hale to celebrate the golden anniversary of South Coast Plaza at The Getty Center in Los Angeles. “Our partnership with C goes back a long time, really since the inception of the magazine. So, it only made sense that on the 50th anniversary of South Coast Plaza we would celebrate with our friends,” said Debra Gunn Downing, the institution’s executive director of marketing, as guests were escorted into the restaurant, where six dramatic, custom-made art deco tables were revealed, outfitted in tall candelabras and arrangements of anemones with English and Black Baccara roses. “To me, this event has turned into a piece of art within the art museum. I love that,” said Downing. “It all blends into one artistic moment. The Segerstrom family, who owns South Coast Plaza, are very engaged and supportive of the arts. It’s been a lifelong legacy of the family and very fitting for us to be in this environment to celebrate.” After taking selfies with robot-clad models—inspired by C’s futuristic fashion shoot with South Coast Plaza for the March issue— guests took their seats and enjoyed a three-course meal and a soundtrack by DJ Nikki Pennie. “Jennifer [Hale] always puts together a great group of people. She’s great at curating,” said florist-to-thestars Eric Buterbaugh over dinner. “And The Getty is such an iconic place. When you’re up here it always feels like magic. It all makes me very happy.”

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That red bathing suit—the low-cut scoop neck, extra-high waist, and oversized lifeguard patch stitched on the hip, viewed perennially in slow motion—is as iconic as TV memorabilia gets. For actor Kelly Rohrbach, a 27-year-old model, slipping into the suit and making the role of C.J. Parker her own in this month’s big-screen adaptation of Baywatch was a unique challenge.

the 5’9” blonde—who projects a kind of wholesome, athletic sexiness—was an obvious choice for the cast, which has Dwayne Johnson at its center as Mitch Buchanan, and also stars Priyanka Chopra and Zac Efron. Offscreen, however, the Greenwich, Conn., native is a far cry from Anderson and her Playboy centerfold, Tommy Lee-era persona. For

“I told the PRODUCERS that [the character] seemed a little outdated. She was ogled, more like an OBJECT than a PERSON. I said, ‘I don’t think that’s modern. What if we just made her a SUPER-COOL GIRL?’” For a generation of television watchers in the ’90s, long before the national obsession with The Bachelor or the Real Housewives franchises took hold, Baywatch was the guiltiest of all pleasures. Lead David Hasselhoff, wearing only swim trunks, a whistle and Hawaiian Tropic SPF 4, worked hard to keep the beach safe for vacationers and grappled with interpersonal dramas, buoyed by a revolving cast of sexpots that came to embody the Southern California ideal. It’s fair to say that many of the show’s most devoted viewers would have been perfectly happy to watch beauties Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra and Traci Bingham bound into the surf to save yet another sad sack from drowning with the sound off (narrative wasn’t exactly the selling point). But the most famous alum, the one whose tank suit was likely the hardest to fill in the casting of director Seth Gordon’s new Baywatch movie, was Pamela Anderson. “I spend about half of the movie in that red suit,” says Rohrbach, who squeezes in a phone call amid a daylong stretch of meetings to talk about the movie and is game to laugh at the feature-length spoof of the show. A Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, she is no stranger to long beach days in front of the camera. In that respect,

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starters, Rohrbach was introduced to acting through her first passion: golf. “I was on the golf team at Georgetown University,” she says. “I was recruited to play there out of high school, and I liked the team and the coach. Some of the other athletes suggested taking an acting class because it was easy and the teacher was nice!” What started as an “easy A” turned out to be a life-changing decision. Rohrbach spent a year abroad at a drama conservatory in London, then after graduating moved directly to L.A. “I felt it in my bones,” she says. “I just knew it was what I wanted to do.” While it isn’t the typical trajectory for an actor to go from collegiate athlete to guest-starring roles on Two and a Half Men and Rizzoli & Isles, Rohrbach says that the time she spent on the course and traveling the globe on the golf team prepared her for the often-solitary pursuit of acting. Having the confidence to jetset on her own, motivating herself to better her last score, and finding focus and mental clarity under pressure are all traits she developed through golf that she applies to her acting. “My dad was a really good golfer, and I started playing with him when I was about 4 or 5,” she says. “I’m one of five kids, and he would always ask Continued on p.132

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CHRIS McMILLAN, pictured at the swimming pool in his condo’s complex, which overlooks the Sunset Tower Hotel. Opposite: A portrait by ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI hangs above a pair of GOYARD dog bowls.

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Above: A print from RICHARD MISRACH’s “On the Beach” series hangs above an EAMES elliptical table adorned with OTTMAR HÖRL’s Bearers of Secrets gnomes. Left: A pair of midcentury PIERRE PAULIN leather chairs and a vintage Moroccan wool rug from WOVEN in the study. Below: In the dining area, a NOGUCHI globe custom treated with tar by McMillan’s designer TRIP HAENISCH hangs above the MARTIN VISSER table.

Anyone who has sat in one of Chris McMillan’s leather chairs at his Beverly Hills salon knows that the celebrated hairstylist is fast-talking and fast-moving. He’s also a news junkie. Drop in at his midcentury home in West Hollywood, and you’ll likely find him toggling between four flat-screen TVs in different rooms—often with two going at once—watching cable news shows in the morning while he drinks his coffee, or at night while he cooks. “In the evening I like to watch MSNBC’s Chris Matthews leading into Chris Hayes leading into Rachel Maddow leading into Lawrence O’Donnell leading into Brian Williams. I’m obsessed,” says the tattoocovered McMillan. He’s about to take off for a fashion shoot in Bangkok before jetting right back to L.A. to work with client Justin Theroux for a day of interviews promoting the actor’s HBO show, The Leftovers. McMillan—whose clients also include Theroux’s wife Jennifer Aniston (for whom he did the famous Rachel hairdo during her Friends days), Michelle Williams and Zoe Saldana—estimates he’s spent nearly half of his days on the road for work in recent years. C 104 MAY 2017

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Three prints by RYAN HOLDEN SINGER hang above McMillan’s GEORGE NAKASHIMA bed. Below: The hairstylist’s heavily inked back includes a dragon design by tattoo artist GREG JAMES.

His abode, a 4,000-square-foot pad set just above Sunset Boulevard, provides a nice dose of balance to his hectic pace. Designed by Trip Haenisch and incorporating furnishings McMillan has collected over the years, spanning a Frank Lloyd Wright floor lamp to a George Nakashima rough plank bed, it’s a surprisingly calm, tangibly warm environment, carefully edited with a discerning eye. “Chris likes smart, interesting things, and I like to design a collected look, so it was a great match,” says Haenisch. A rich brown palette, from the oak floors to the cognac- and caramel-color leather chairs, sets the tone. The focused nature of the color scheme mimics that of McMillan’s own wardrobe: a uniform of AllSaints gray trousers topped with a James Perse T-shirt in black, white or gray, and classic Vans slip-ons. Pops of color in his home derive from his art collection, which includes cartoon-inspired pieces by street artist Kaws and a mug shot of Jane Fonda following her arrest for protesting the Vietnam War, awash in a pink tone (his favorite color). McMillan’s condo is part of a seven-unit apartment building with a striking semicircular design built in 1954 by the late

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prolific architect Edward Fickett, whose wide-ranging output includes a master plan for Edwards Air Force Base and homes for the likes of Joan Crawford, Dick Clark and Ava Gardner. Haenisch and his business partner Hadi Halawani bought the condo in 2012 and completely renovated it, covering black metal columns in reclaimed wood, opening the kitchen up to the dining area, woodpaneling the home office (“I wanted one room to be a cozy room,” says Haenisch), and adding wood beams to the ceilings. “I got a call about five years ago from Hadi and Trip,” recalls McMillan of first hearing about the place. (The designer and the hairstylist, who cuts Haenisch’s hair, have been friends for years and share a client in actress Courteney Cox.) “I had a flight to Berlin that afternoon, and I looked at it and made an offer from the car on the way to the airport.” Lately, McMillan, who recently took over sole ownership of his salon, is spending more time at home with his trio of Parson Russell Terriers, with whom he shares his bed. It’s an arrangement that jives with his reputation for being open-hearted and MAY 2017 C 105


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In the living area, a pair of rosewood chairs and ottomans in leather by ANGEL PAZMINO, a Danish vintage leather chair by BØRGE MOGENSEN, a FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT floor lamp, a custom light fixture by Haenisch and a rug from Woven. A sculpture by RUBY NERI looks out over the views of the city.

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McMillan sits between sculptures by JILLIAN DEMPSEY (left) and GUSTAVO GODOY. A print of RUSSELL YOUNG’s Jane Fonda hangs behind him: “I’ve cut Jane’s hair on and off for years,” he says. Above: In the living area, black and white fiberglass-and-rubber lounge chairs by WENDELL CASTLE and a tufted cognac leather chair from LEE STANTON ANTIQUES surround a LEWIS BUTLER coffee table. Right: A Haemish-customized paper-mache moose head hangs near the bar, where 1970s-era oak-and-chrome bar stools beckon.

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loyal—the sort of industry power player who even after making it big, honored the original rate he charged the elderly clients who came to see him when he was starting out in a little salon in Manhattan Beach. It stands to reason that his home base would be equally devoid of pretension. “It fits him,” says Haenisch of the surrounds. “It’s masculine, it’s organic and it’s fun.” •


In the home office, two paintings by KAWS hang on the wall. MARCEL BREUER’s Wassily Chair sits in the corner; a vintage handknotted Moroccan wool rug from Woven adorns the floor.

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Actor SOFIA BOUTELLA shows her SOFT SIDE in this season’s delicate GEMS and petal-hued GOWNS

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This spread: LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $1,500, rings (from left), $3,500, $2,600, $1,100, stacking rings, $400 each, and opal ring, $215. VALENTINO gown, $14,500. Ear hoops and nose ring seen throughout, Boutella’s own.


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BULGARI earrings, $16,200, necklace, $11,900, and ring, $8,700. MONCLER GAMME ROUGE jacket, price upon request. Opposite: DAVID YURMAN earrings, $950. MONIQUE LHUILLIER gown, $6,295.


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TIFFANY & CO. rings, $55,000 (left) and $12,000, earrings, $47,900, and bracelets, $57,000 (top) and $40,000. ROBERTO CAVALLI gown, price upon request. Opposite: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS rings, $22,600 (left) and $20,300. DOLCE & GABBANA dress, $4,295.

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BUCCELLATI earrings, $6,300, necklaces, $35,500 and $11,400, and rings, $3,000 (top) and $7,600. HAIDER ACKERMANN gown, $2,800.


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CARTIER earrings, $33,600, and necklace, $19,900. RED VALENTINO dress, $895. Opposite: HARRY WINSTON earrings, ring and bracelet, prices upon request. PRADA top, $1,205. Makeup: DIOR Forever foundation, $50, Diorblush Sculpt, $45, 5 Couleurs eye shadow in Cuir Cannage, $62, and Diorshow New Look mascara, $29.50. CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect, $34. HAIR Christian Marc at Forward Artists using Oribe. MAKEUP Sabrina Bedrani at The Wall Group for Dior Beauty. NAILS Christina Aviles at Opus Beauty using Dr. Hauschka and Tom Ford. FASHION ASSISTANT Raina Silberstein. PRODUCTION Rosco Production.

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IMAN “Iman limped to our sitting (it was our second) on a broken foot on a sweltering day in New York, an inconvenience she hardly acknowledged. The carved, totemic goddess of a thousand photo shoots is, in life, a whirl of kinetic energy and ricocheting laughter. A deity still, but earthbound.”

IMAN ILLUSTRATION: COPYRIGHT DAVID DOWNTON. DOWNTON AND IMAN: TIM PETERSEN.

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British artist DAVID DOWNTON has captured some of the most beautiful women in the world, anthologized in a new L.A. EXHIBITION


“I’m trying to capture the essence, the sense of a memory, as if they’ve just floated onto the surface of the paper,” says portraitist David Downton from his suite at Claridge’s in London. “I want it to look as if something just happened, something was left unsaid.” With his elegant brushstrokes, the British artist has created portraits of some of the world’s most recognizable and beautiful women, including Cate Blanchett, Catherine Deneuve, Diane von Furstenberg and Dita Von Teese. Downton has just arrived in Los Angeles to launch his latest venture: a one-year exhibition of his “Icon Series” at Mary Ta’s Minotti Los Angeles and Mass Beverly showrooms, featuring large-scale portraits on paper of celebrated women, small drawings, medium-format works and a limited number of exclusive portrait commissions that start at $15,000. When Downton sits to sketch his subjects, often he has only an hour or two with each. “I get to know the person as much as I can in the sitting. What I look for above everything is a sense of self,” he says. “A classic beauty isn’t of much interest to

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DOWNTON: JACOBUS SNYMAN. DITA VON TEESE AND THANDIE NEWTON ILLUSTRATIONS: COPYRIGHT DAVID DOWNTON.

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THANDIE NEWTON “I ran into Thandie at the Schiaparelli show in Paris in January and arranged a sitting in London (she wore the same Schiaparelli couture). With her ongoing role in Westworld and the guest lead in the U.K. crime drama Line of Duty, she is at the top of her game—beauty and intensity personified.” Opposite: DITA VON TEESE “I have drawn Dita often. She is, as I’m fond of saying, a genuine fake. Or perhaps a real illusion would be more polite: the blonde from Michigan who dreamed big (and in color) and made the world see things her way. ‘Glamour every minute, every day’ is her mantra, and she is as good as her word.”


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CATE BLANCHETT “This was for the cover of Vogue Australia in 2009. It was a banner day for me. Not only did I get to work with the brilliant and beautiful Cate Blanchett (everyone’s idea of a gold standard), but the issue also became the fastest selling in the history of the magazine—a small victory for artists and illustrators in our photo-saturated world.”

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draw. I love that great charm, individuality and intelligence; all of this comes together. I translate and respond.” He sketches page after page while talking to subjects, collecting what he calls “the raw material,” but it’s back at the studio that he does the heavy lifting with the lightest of brushstrokes—elegantly overlapping and measured—that crystallize the unique spirit of each subject. “David’s talent is that he really enjoys people, and he actually listens and looks

at you walking across the room,” says Ta. “These days we are so busy we don’t stop. He stops. He listens. He perceives. His portraits are almost like reflections.” Downton began as a fashion illustrator more than 20 years ago, sketching for houses like Chanel and Valentino, and his work has been featured everywhere from Vogue to Vanity Fair. Since 2011, he has been artist in residence at Claridge’s, rendering some of the hotel’s most wellreputed guests, from Sarah Jessica Parker to

Christian Louboutin. Bringing his art to Los Angeles comes as part of a broader initiative by his U.S. agent Lauren Gurvich to introduce British artists to the American market, with a concentration on California in particular. For Downton, it marks the next step in a storied career. “Engaging with a new audience, there’s a reminder that there is always further to go,” he says. “It feels like a new beginning, like I’ve begun a new dance.” minotti-la.com; massbeverly.com; daviddownton.com •

CATE BLANCHETT AND SOFIA COPPOLA ILLUSTRATIONS: COPYRIGHT DAVID DOWNTON.

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SOFIA COPPOLA “I drew Sofia in the Duke of Windsor suite at the Ritz in Paris days before it closed for a four-year renovation. (I wish I’d stolen an ashtray.) Chic, cool and appraising, she was both elusive and easy to capture. A memorable sitting.”


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SARAH HENDLER and her husband, chef VINNY DOTOLO, throw an effortless AL FRESCO (tbd) LUNCH for friends to toast her inaugural JEWELRY LINE


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Chef VINNY DOTOLO prepares vegetables in the family dining area. Opposite, from top: Freshly baked shortbread and HARRY’S BERRIES strawberries. SARAH HENDLER with her husband, Dotolo, in the living room featuring works by artists including Alex Becerra and Louise Bonnet. The couple is passionate about collecting.


“Sundays are for family,� says the chef, who prepares a weekly meal at home. Below: Hendler and Dotolo gather with friends for lunch in the garden.

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Sarah Hendler and Vinny Dotolo are known for many things. As one half of the culinary duo behind the L.A. dining destinations Animal, Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny’s, Dotolo and his partner, Jon Shook, are widely regarded as two of the best chefs in the city. Hendler, who started out in film production before transitioning to a supporting role in her husband’s culinary endeavors, recently stepped into the spotlight herself as a rising-star jewelry designer with her own namesake line. But among friends, the couple is best known for their effortless approach to entertaining at their home in Hancock Park, which they share with their two sons, ages 3 and 5. Nowhere is their love for bringing people together over food more apparent than on this spring afternoon, while Dotolo and Hendler are welcoming some of their closest friends to join them for a casual celebratory lunch prepared by Dotolo to fete Hendler’s vintage-inspired gems. “I always remember Sarah having a great jewelry collection,” says film production designer and interior designer Ruth De Jong, who arrives early to lend a hand, crafting the cheery outdoor table setting and artfully arranging fresh blooms she’s picked up from the flower market in DTLA, not far from her De Jong & Co. showroom. (No stranger to Hendler and Dotolo’s aesthetic preferences, De Jong designed Son of a Gun; for the last two years she has also been reimagining the couple’s Tudor-style home.) “It’s been awesome to see her take this idea and run with it.” Credit Hendler’s grandmothers, Ethel and Shirley, and mother, Adrienne, who instilled a love for jewels in the Long Island native at an early age. “I’ve always been fascinated by jewelry,” says Hendler,

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Clockwise from top left: Hendler with HELEN JOHANNESEN. JON SHOOK. RUTH DE JONG holds a flower arrangement. Woodworker LOUIS GABRIEL with one of his custom-made oak serving boards, laden with bread from GJUSTA. A place setting featuring MATTEO napkins and mills by DE JONG & CO. Dotolo in the garden. Dessert in the making.


wearing a RTH dress paired with oneof-a-kind oversize emerald-and-diamond spear earrings from her collection in collaboration with Gemfields—last seen dangling from the ears of red-carpet darling Ruth Negga at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. “I’m a person who has a passion for it, who has researched it.” After curating a wildly popular selection of vintage and estate pieces for Nickey Kehoe under the label Sarah Hendler Estate, Hendler decided to launch her own fine jewelry line in 2016, taking cues from art deco family heirlooms, and naming the collections after her grandmothers. “It’s modern with a nod to the past,” says Hendler of the nearly 40-piece line ($1,260-$15,500), which was picked up by Bergdorf Goodman. The pieces are handcrafted in DTLA and feature delicate enamel details, with colorful gems set in 18-karat gold. “It’s fine jewelry that will stand the test of time.” As Dotolo helms the stoves with Spotify’s Cyndi Lauper channel playing in the background, friends begin to arrive and gather in the kitchen, including actor Colin Hanks and his wife, Sam, vice president of casting at production company Magical Elves. “There’s this ease in which Vinny is able to make all this really delicious food,” muses Hanks, who befriended Hendler on the set of the 2002 comedy Orange County. “But we come because of the company more than anything else. They are really solid people who are a joy to be around. Those are the exact people you want to be sitting with at a table for hours at a time.” All talk quickly turns to pieces from Hendler’s jewelry line displayed on the family dining table. “Ever since I’ve known Sarah, she has always rocked the dopest jewelry,” says Helen Johannesen, proprietor of Helen’s Wines at Jon & Vinny’s, who eagerly tries on several earrings and rings. Though she already owns several pieces from Hendler’s vintage offerings, “I borrow from her quite a lot,” admits Johannesen. “I like that you can wear Sarah’s line with anything,” adds Maria Gabriel, who arrives with her husband and business partner Louis Gabriel of architecture and bespoke furniture studio Gabriel Projects (Hendler introduced the couple). Maria points to a Continued on p.132

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“We feel passionate about the art that we curate on our walls,” says Hendler of a kitchen-adjacent play area. “We want to show our children that they are worthy of the same treatment.” Opposite, clockwise from top left: The lunch spread. SARAH HENDLER X GEMFIELDS one-of-a-kind emerald-and diamond spear earrings and hoop earrings, both from the Shirley collection. MARIA GABRIEL. Johannesen with a stack of gemstone Ethel rings. SAM and COLIN HANKS. De Jong wears a garnet prong-set Shirley ring paired with an enamel stacking Shirley band.


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of the guys” demeanor informed her first big-

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screen role as C.J. She says the character was

Retrouvé serum, cream and moisturizer.

originally written as a more stereotypical

The Heideggers are hyperconscious about each product’s ingredients, incorporating ele-

“standoffish hot girl,” but thought it would be interesting to make her more lovable.

ments like the avocado oil harvested on their

“I told the producers that she seemed a little

Malibu ranch in their Luminous Cleansing

outdated. She was ogled, more like an object

Elixir. Klaus grows everything there according

than a person. I said, ‘I don’t think that’s mod-

to the principles of permaculture, a closed-

ern. What if we just made her a super-cool girl?’

loop way of farming that’s in keeping with the

They were open to all of those ideas.”

ecosystem. Jami says they plan to use more of

A tongue-in-cheek performance from John-

what they grow in Malibu in the Retrouvé for-

son, some state-of-the-art special effects and

mulations, such as vitamin C extracted from

Efron’s portrayal of a gold-medal-winning

their citrus fruits.

Olympic swimmer turned bad boy (rumored

Content with their permaculture world of

to be inspired by the real-life antics of the U.S.

self-sufficiency—growing produce and com-

Olympic Swimming Team in Brazil) put a

posting on the ranch—they spend quality time

contemporary spin on the story.

taking walks with their dogs (and cats) to feed

Even that famous red suit was tailored—al-

the horses. Beauty is still central to their lives,

tered from a scooped round neckline to a deep

but these days it manifests more organically:

V with a gold zipper—to better suit Rohrbach,

“I used to go to Beverly Hills for a manicure,”

who has the potential to make an Anderson-

Jami says. “Now when I’m out here, I just stay

size impact as a distinctly 21st-century house-

put.” • MARTHA McCULLY

hold name, just in a very different way.

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part; it ended up being a lot closer to me,”

“They kind of let me take ownership of the

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she says. “If you can be nice and playful and

us to take our tiny clubs out to play with him,

warm, it’s more rewarding to play, and for

and I was the one who really wanted to go.

people to watch.” •

When I was 6, I started playing five-hole tournaments. By the time I was 13, I was playing

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with the boys on the golf team. I was just a pip-

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squeak with braces and they did not want to

ring Hendler helped her pick out from her

talk to me. Those were the most embarrassing

selection at Nickey Kehoe. “It’s a ruby ring

years of my life, but my dad insisted that I play

with four stones, because there are four peo-

with them, because he said I would have the

ple in our family. It’s really sweet.”

pick of the litter with schools, and that I would be able to play forever. He was right.”

Lunch is served in the garden, where guests tuck into a feast of chicken picatta with skillet

No doubt there are a few former teenage

potatoes, paired with sprouting Romanesco

golfers in Greenwich wishing they had paid

cauliflower with smoked gouda, almonds and

more attention to the young Rohrbach, who

a pickled pepper vinaigrette, and escarole

famously dated Leonardo DiCaprio until

with parmesan and Meyer lemon dressing.

their whirlwind fling ended early last year.

Dessert is a deconstructed take on strawberry

These days you’re more likely to catch her on

shortbread, laden with Harry’s Berries (Doto-

lower-profile outings, on a slow run through

lo sourced all the fresh ingredients from the

the hills near Los Angeles or ordering a smoo-

Hollywood Farmers’ Market). “I cook a little

thie at the Malibu Country Mart.

more simple, a little more rustic, a little more

“My sister lives with me here in Los Angeles now, and we love taking advantage of all

homey at the house,” says Dotolo of their monthly backyard get-togethers.

of the two-hours-away cities like Ojai, Santa

“We tend to do a lot outside. We really

Barbara or Palm Springs on the weekend,” she

don’t have a formal dining room yet,” adds

says. “Because we’re not from here, we’re more

Hendler, surveying the garden scene. “We

inclined to explore, and a few hours in the car

can eat, we can watch the kids play. Vinny

can put you skiing or in the desert. I love it.”

cooks. Other people help. Our priority is to

She recently hit the links again for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am celebrity golf tournament at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, which she calls “the most beautiful course I’ve ever played,” and hopes to be a regular for that annual event. Rohrbach’s relaxed personality and “one

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do something like this, because it’s California.” sarahhendler.com. •

SHOPPING GUIDE COVER Michael Kors Collection chino wool Serge Officer’s belted jacket, $1,875, and chino wool

Serge Carrot pants, $795, Michael Kors Collection, B.H., 310-777-8862. Vhernier Vague earrings in 18-karat rose gold, $6,450, and Onda ring in 18-karat rose gold, $6,400, Vhernier boutique, B.H., 310-273-2444. Kendall Conrad 14-karat gold ear cuff, $150; kendallconraddesign.com. Alexandra Jules Triple Row diamond huggie earrings set in 18-karat yellow gold, $2,400, and Diamond Matchstick ring set in 18-karat gold with diamonds, and Diamond Forever ring set in an 18-karat yellow gold band, $2,500; alexandrajules.com. TABLE OF CONTENTS p.20 See “Romancing the Stone,” p.110. INTO THE BLUE p.52 Bulgari Divas’ Dream necklace in 18-karat pink gold, lapis lazuli and diamonds, $1,700, Bulgari, B.H., 310-858-9216; bulgari.com. Vancox blue jade quartz earrings, $5,950; jewelista.com. Omi Privé Platinum Duet pendant, $30,000, Deja & Co. Exquisite Jewels, Saratoga, 408-872-1177. Marco Bicego hand-engraved bracelet, $1,200, Saks, B.H. Stephen Webster Jewels Verne Crab Crystal Haze 18-karat white gold ring with black opal crystal haze, $12,950, Stephen Webster, B.H., 310-246-9500. Wendy Yue 18-karat yellow gold seahorse earrings with opals, $9,000, Neiman Marcus, S.F., 415-362-3900. Van Cleef & Arpels Liane necklace with diamonds, aquamarines and turquoise set in 18-karat yellow gold, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. Cartier Magicien bracelet in platinum, aquamarines, onyx, emeralds and diamonds, price upon request, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com. Grazelia Gems Opal Perfection ring in 18-karat white gold with Ethiopian blue opal cabochon and diamonds, $22,000, grazielagems.com. Fruzsina Keehn turquoise ball bracelet is set with diamonds and gold, $14,000, Fruzsina Keehn, B.H., 917-744-4735; fruzsinakeehn.com. Margot McKinney Marbella Aquamarine ring in 18-karat white gold with diamonds, sapphires and tsavorite garnets, $17,950, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900; margotmckinney.com. David Yurman Artist Series Thin Slab earrings, $2,200, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. TICKLED PINK p.54 Nina Ricci SS17 sunglasses, price upon request, ninaricci.com. Dolce & Gabbana Mambo Collection sunglasses, $560, Sunglass Hut, L.A., 310-855-1220. Michael Kors Collection Optic white aviators with solid Azalea lens, $275, Michael Kors Collection, B.H., 310-777-8862. Roberto Cavalli eyewear, $395, Roberto Cavalli, B.H., 310-276-6006. Miu Miu sunglasses, price upon request, Miu Miu, C.M., 714-617-6927. Garrett Leight California Optical Innes Sun aviator sunglasses with sculpted metal top bar and copper mirrored lens, $420, Garrett Leight California Optical x Alfred pop-up store, L.A., 424-313-4531. Coach sunglasses, $180, Sunglass Hut, L.A., 310-844-3741. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $175; ray-ban.com. Fendi glasses, $555; fendi. com. 3.1 Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow aviator sunglasses, $270, 3.1 Phillip Lim, L.A., 310-358-1988; 31philliplim.com.


BLOCK PARTY p.58 CH Carolina Herrera Personalized Editors Tote, $695, Carolina Herrera, S.F., 415-986-3000. Emilio Pucci Bow pumps in viscose and silk satin, $890; emiliopucci.com. Red Valentino small Frame shoulder bag, $1,095, Red Valentino, C.M., 714-540-6000. Louis Vuitton Silhouette ankle boots, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457. Diane von Furstenberg East/West belted tote, $798, similar styles available, dvf.com. M Missoni Sock Booties, $695, `M Missoni, C.M., 714-641-3170. Prada bag, $4,320, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Anja Panther Sling-Back Pump Roller, $1,995, Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-4110. Delpozo Orchid clutch in blue/multicolor, $1,500, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H., 310-275-4211. Balenciaga thigh-high boots, $2,145, similar styles available at Balenciaga, B.H., 310-854-0557. Giuseppe Zanotti Sabrina Mules, $650, Giuseppe Zanotti, B.H., 310-499-2962; giuseppezanotti.com. SUITING UP p.89 Oscar de la Renta Garnet sequin-embroidered houndstooth column gown, $11,990, Oscar de la Renta, L.A., 323-653-0200. Stephen Webster Thorn Stem 18-karat white gold ear studs set with full white diamond pavé, $1,750, Lady Stardust Long 18-karat white gold earrings set with graduated orange to yellow sapphire pavé, $10,500, and Magnipheasant pavé open feather 18-karat white gold ring set with full black diamond pavé, $9,000, Stephen Webster, B.H., 310-246-9500; stephenwebster .com. p.91 Mugler jumpsuit, price upon request, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. Alexandra Jules Triple Stone sapphire and diamond earrings, $4,600, Sapphire Skinni Bar earrings set in 18-karat white gold, $3,000, round diamond Skinni ring, $1,495, Classic Sapphire Baguette band, $4,000, and Alexandra Jules 18-karat white gold Skinni Diamond ring, $1,995; alexandrajules.com. p.92 Marc Jacobs coat, $1,200; marcjacobs.com. Kendall Conrad 14-karat gold ear cuff, $150, Kendall Conrad, S.M., 310-463-4718; kendallconraddesign.com. Jennifer Fisher brass XL smooth slice earrings, $395; jenniferfisherjewelry.com. Alexandra Jules Triple Row Diamond Huggie with diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold, $2,400; alexandrajules.com. p.93 Bottega Veneta coat in steel, price upon request, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533. Kendall Conrad 14-karat gold ear cuff, $150, Kendall Conrad, S.M., 310-463-4718; kendallconraddesign.com. Alexandra Jules Ruby Skinni bar earrings, Burmese rubies set in 18-karat yellow gold, $3,500, handmade 18-karat pink gold Ruby Matchstick Ring, $1,000, and handmade 18-karat gold Skinni Ruby ring, $1,395; alexandrajules.com. Gianvito Rossi Helmut ankle boots in leather and PVC, $750, gianvitorossi.com. p.94 Narciso Rodriguez white crepe jersey gown, $3,495, Neiman Marcus, L.A., 310-550-5900. Alexandra Jules earrings, Diamond Skinni Bar earrings handset in 18-karat white gold, $6,500, solid 18-karat gold reversible jackets, $1,000, Sapphire Matchstick Bangles in 18-karat white

gold, $1,800, and Classic Diamond Baguette ring, $10,000; alexandrajules.com. Michael Kors Collection shoes, price upon request, Michael Kors Collection, B.H., 310-777-8862. p.95 Balmain dress, $2,673, balmain.com. Alexandra Jules Classic Baguette sapphires set in a square huggies, $1,700, and The Diamond Drop Earrings in 18-karat pink gold, $6,800; alexandrajules.com. Kendall Conrad 14-karat gold ear cuff, $150, Kendall Conrad, S.M., 310-463-4718; kendallconraddesign.com. Jennifer Fisher brass smooth larger rings, $275, and brass smooth pinky ring, $235, jenniferfisherjewelry.com; 888-255-0640. p.97 Kendall Conrad 14-karat gold ear cuff, $150, Kendall Conrad, S.M., 310-463-4718; kendallconraddesign.com. Jennifer Fisher drop earring, $395, jenniferfisher.com; 888-2550640. Alexandra Jules Triple Row Diamond Huggie earrings in 18-karat yellow gold, $2,400; alexandrajules.com. p.98 Diane von Furstenberg one-shoulder ruffle front dress, $468, Saks Fifth Avenue B.H., 310-275-4211. Buccellati Ramage Stud earrings in yellow and white gold and diamonds, $5,700, and Blossom Gardenia Pendant Earrings in silver with brown diamonds, $1,500, Buccellati B.H., 310-276-7022. p.99 Monse pinstripe navy and ivory jacket, $2,190, and pinstripe navy and ivory wide-leg pants, price upon request, fivestory.com. Michael Kors black and gold peg aviators, $230, Michael Kors Collection, B.H., 310-777-8862. Alexandra Jules Diamond Skinni Bar earrings in 18-karat white gold, $6,500, 18-karat white gold Skinni Diamond ring, $1,995, Classic Sapphire Baguette bands, $4,000, and Classic Diamond Baguette band, $10,000; alexandrajules.com. Jimmy Choo shoes, $595, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. p.101 Altuzarra Celia sequin dress, $4,995; saks.com. Alexandra Jules Matchstick earrings in 18-karat gold with emeralds, $1,695, solid 18-karat gold reversible ear jackets, $1,000, and emerald rings in 18-karat gold, $1,595; alexandrajules.com. Jimmy Choo Anouk silver mirror leather pointed toe pumps, $595, available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques; jimmychoo.com. Makeup: Rituel De Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Serpent De Mer, $38, ritueldefille.com. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black, $24, benefitcos metics.com. Ciaté London Dewy Stix Luminous Highlighting Balm, $26, ciatelondon.com. Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Mon Cheri, $28, and Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red, $28, lauramercier.com.

Divas’ Dream earrings in 18-karat pink gold and pavé diamonds, $16,200, Divas’ Dream necklace in 18-karat pink gold with pavé diamonds, $11,900, and Divas’ Dream ring in 18-karat pink gold and pavé diamonds, $8,700, Bulgari, B.H, 310-858-9216. Moncler Gamme Rouge jacket, price upon request, Moncler, B.H.,424-354-4562; moncler.com. p.113 David Yurman earrings, $950, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. Monique Lhuillier pink tulle gown with crystal-embroidered bib, $6,295, Monique Lhuillier, B.H., 323-655-1088; Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. p.114 Tiffany & Co. ring in platinum with a pink sapphire, $55,000, Tiffany Cobblestone wide-band ring in platinum with pink sapphires, $12,000, earrings in platinum with cushion-cut diamonds, $47,900, Victoria line bracelet in platinum with diamonds, $57,000, and Victoria line bracelet in platinum with diamonds, $40,000, Tiffany & Co., B.H., 310-273-8880. Roberto Cavalli gown, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli, B.H., 310-2766006; robertocavalli.com. p.115 Van Cleef & Arpels Two Butterfly Between the Finger ring with diamonds and pink sapphires set in 18-karat white and rose gold, $22,600, Frivole Between the Finger ring with diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold, $20,300, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161. Dolce & Gabbana dress, $4,295, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701 p.116 Buccellati Opera Pendant earrings in 18-karat yellow gold set with pink opal and diamonds, $6,300, Pendant necklace in yellow and white gold with diamonds, $35,500, Maria chain necklace in yellow gold and diamonds, $11,400, and Opera ring in 18-karat yellow gold set with pink opal and diamonds, $3,000, and Maria ring in 18-karat yellow and white gold set with diamonds, $7,600, Buccellati, B.H., 310-276-7022. Haider Ackermann gown, $2,800, haiderackermann. com. p.118 Harry Winston pink sapphire and diamond secret cluster earring set in platinum, diamond twin sunflower ring set in platinum, and diamond sunflower bracelet set in platinum, prices upon request, Harry Winston, C.M., 714-371-1910. Prada top, $1,205, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661. p.119 Cartier Cactus de Cartier earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds, $33,600, and Cactus de Cartier necklace in 18-karat yellow gold with a diamond, $19,900, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. Red Valentino dress, $895, Red Valentino, C.M., 714-540-6000. Makeup: Dior Forever foundation, $50, Diorblush Sculpt, $45, 5 Couleurs eye shadow in Cuir Cannage, $62, and Diorshow New Look mascara, $29.50, dior.com. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect, $34, charlottetilbury.com.

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ROMANCING THE STONE p.110 & p.111 Lauren Wolf Jewelry gold white pearl drop earrings, $1,500, rose gold threediamond ring, $3,500, Marquis diamond signet ring, $2,600, white diamond nesting band, $1,100, yellow gold Stingray stacking rings, $400, and yellow gold opal ring, $215, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508; laurenwolfjewelry.com; shopesqueleto.com. Valentino gown, $14,500, Valentino, B.H., 310-247-0103; valentino.com. p.112 Bulgari

PHOTO FINISH p.136 Chanel cotton denim coat, $74,150, available at select Chanel boutiques nationwide, 800-550-0005. Jimmy Choo Lucy pumps in chalk woven raffia and nappa leather, $875, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques; jimmychoo.com.

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Callie Hernandez is good at keeping secrets—she’s had a lot of practice, taking on parts in high-profile, closely guarded projects such as May’s Alien: Covenant, the Ridley Scottdirected sequel to his 2012 sci-fi thriller Prometheus. “I can’t even tell my mother anything,” the actor insists, declining to discuss her role in the film that stars Michael Fassbender, James Franco and Katherine Waterston. Hernandez is newly accustomed to working with A-listers, after starring alongside Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the Oscarwinning musical La La Land. “I was always inclined to perform in one way or another,” says the former cellist. Once she committed to becoming an actor, “it was all I could dream about,” she adds—a focused mindset that helped her make it through her early days of sleeping on friends’ couches while pursuing a career in New York. Her luck changed upon moving to L.A. in 2014, and things haven’t slowed down since. Case in point: The Los Feliz resident is currently shooting season two of Epix’s comedy series Graves with Nick Nolte; her sci-fi thriller The Endless debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April; and she recently wrapped David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake with Andrew Garfield. “It’s a Californian neo-noir thriller,” she adds. “I think I can say that.” • LINDZI SCHARF

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