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Features 86 THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood does nothing by the book.

96 HOCKNEY AND FRIENDS On the eve of his LACMA exhibition, David Hockney welcomed 40-some of his sitters of the past 50 years at a reunion. Go inside C Magazine’s private viewing.

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104 NEXT STOP: WONDERLAND From skulls to butterflies, matadors to bison, the native culture of Mexican designer couple Daniela Villegas and Sami Hayek is reflected in their colorful house in the canyon.

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114 SEA AND BE SEEN Awash with sparkling stones, Spring/ Summer’s fine jewelry collections are ready for their moment in the sun.

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EVAN RACHEL WOOD wearing a RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION jumpsuit, MELISSA JOY MANNING earrings and GORJANA rings. Photography by AMANDA DEMME. Styling by ALISON EDMOND. Hair by JOHN D at Forward Artists using Tresemmé. Makeup by TOBY FLEISCHMAN at TMG-LA using Chanel. Nails by EMI KUDO at Opus Beauty using Chanel Le Vernis. Production by ROCKMAN PRODUCTIONS.

“SEA AND BE SEEN” (P.114): CHRISTIAN ANWANDER. “HOCKNEY AND FRIENDS” (P.96) AND “NEXT STOP: WONDERLAND” (P.104): RAINER HOSCH. “THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED” (P.86): AMANDA DEMME. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.127.

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Departments 24 FOUNDER’S LETTER A one-of-a-kind issue.

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

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What makes the cut for hair maven Jen Atkin.

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Claiborne Swanson Frank trains her lens on modern mothers. Meet Kneeland Co.’s Joanna Williams, the ultimate material girl.

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45 C FASHION Four California brands redefine swimwear. Dior Joaillerie celebrates an emerald anniversary.

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Inside this special section, C reveals the experts to put on speed dial, from facialists to fitness gurus. Plus: the musthave products upping our beauty game, and the nutrionist on a quest to break bad eating habits.

65 C DESIGN Bonkers for bonsai. A West Hollywood design studio with a feminine touch.

71 C MENU Mealtime with the Missonis. The San Francisco pizza that took a hundred formulations to perfect.

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With this, our biannual jewelry special, I found myself dreaming about one-of-a-kind objects—the sort that make your heart skip a beat. This issue does not disappoint: It contains pages upon pages of sparkling, natural wonders, along with everything new and next in the world of adornment—apropos for a state referred to as “golden.” While baubles are hard to beat, there are, of course, other things so rare that they truly do take your breath away. I experienced one of those breathless moments that I will never forget during a “sitters” lunch for David Hockney’s “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—the subject of “Hockney and Friends,” on p.96. Curator Stephanie Barron assembled 40-plus sitters from the artist’s portrait series for lunch to fete the opening of the exhibition. Even more extraordinary: watching famed photographer Catherine Opie shoot a portrait of Hockney in the midst of the painter’s subjects, many of whom are old friends of his. It was a reunion of sorts, and the singularity of this occasion was tangible to all in attendance. Art at its best (in all its forms) can be metamorphic and evocative, much like the career path of our cover subject, Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood. Breaking into the field at a young age, Wood’s progression has been fascinating to watch, both in her on-screen roles as well as in her off-screen activism. She is a voice for her generation and doesn’t take her position of influence lightly. Shortly after her trip to Congress to speak on the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, she collaborated with another artist, photographer Amanda Demme, for this issue of C. The photos, while simplistic and raw at first glance, are, in fact, nuanced and complex in their creation. The direction and interaction between artist and subject was special to watch, and the results in our story “The Road Less Traveled,” p.86, are works of art in their own right. Speaking of artists, the husband-and-wife duo of Sami Hayek and Daniela Villegas is a creative cohabitation to celebrate. Villegas, a jeweler whose pieces are coveted by cool kids and fashionistas alike, and Hayek, a well-respected furniture designer, have created a home, featured in “Next Stop: Wonderland,” p.104, that is representative of their life and work. A cozy space that is packed with collections and curiosities, it is there that the duo’s creativity thrives. I find it fascinating to see how artists’ personal surroundings influence their work, and in this intimate invitation into their everyday, you can see their designs take shape. And that is what this issue is really all about—inspiration in myriad forms. Whether it comes from works of art, amazing jewels, transformative performances or phenomenal photographs, the magic is in what resonates, ultimately moving you to places beyond your current scope.

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Christian Anwander “We spent a wonderful day in Malibu with some really sweet and talented people,” says Christian Anwander of photographing the jewelry portfolio “Sea and Be Seen,” p.114. The New Yorkbased Austrian lensman, who has shot for Elle, Vogue and GQ, is also a portrait artist. His subjects have included Diplo, Donald Sutherland and Zoë Kravitz. C SPOTS • Venice Skate Park • Joshua Tree National Park • When I come to L.A., I enjoy a little cruise through the Valley

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“Sami [Hayek] and Daniela [Villegas] live in such a beautiful world,” says Punch Hutton, who visited the couple in their objets d’art-filled house for “Next Stop: Wonderland,” p.104. Hutton, a Los Angeles native—who logged 17 years in New York City at Vanity Fair—recently returned to the West Coast. She has also collaborated with hotelier Jeff Klein and Violet Grey. C SPOTS • Meadowood Napa Valley is a magical place • The Manhattan Beach Pier for when I get pangs of childhood nostalgia • It’s a great source of pride to watch my mother play polo at The Empire Polo Club in Indio

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Peter Davis “I’ve interviewed tons of celebrities, but no one wowed me more than the man who is truly the greatest living artist,” says Peter Davis of speaking with David Hockney for “Hockney and Friends,” p.96. Dividing his time between Los Angeles and New York, Davis is the founder and editor-in-chief of Scene and the force behind the PDC: Peter Davis Content agency. His byline has also appeared in The New York Times and Vogue, among other publications. C SPOTS • RTH Shop in West Hollywood for everything owner René [Holguin] makes • Sqirl for the best food and the most stylish crowd • Trois Mec—you feel like you’re in Paris

HUTTON: ANTHONY GOBLÉ. ANWANDER: UFUK MASSAT. DAVIS: THOMAS WHITESIDE.

“I love a sexy, strong woman who has a sense of humor and can make fun of me,” says photographer Amanda Demme of Evan Rachel Wood, who graces this issue’s cover and is featured in “The Road Less Traveled,” p.86. Demme has worn many hats throughout her career, including music label owner, musical supervisor, radio host and nightlife producer. C SPOTS • Hauser & Wirth in Downtown Los Angeles • The Plant Provocateur in Silver Lake • New High Mart in Los Feliz—my favorite off-the-grid store

“It was amazing to shoot these beautiful families in their environments,” says New York-based photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank of her latest tome, Mother and Child, featured in “The Ties That Bind,” p.42. Since starting her photo career in 2009, the mother of two has contributed to publications such as Vogue and Glamour. C SPOTS • Sunday afternoons at Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara for the live music and pulled pork sandwiches • Veronica Beard on Melrose Place has the best jeans • Poppy Store in Brentwood—I love buying my boys’ clothes there


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As the virtuoso behind the locks of today’s reigning celebrities—from the Kardashian clan to the Hadids— Jen Atkin catapulted to international fame over the past eight years for her effortlessly polished signature tresses. The Los Angeles-based, globe-trotting coiffeuse and founder of online industry magazine Mane Addicts launched her wildly popular Ouai haircare line in 2016. Its latest offering, Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray ($24), is a sunshineactivated hair lightener infused with lemon and pineapple, debuting in May— just in time for summer. jenatkin.com.

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“They really have the best Italian food in L.A. In an ideal world, I would have their takeout every Friday night.” 412 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323-334-3369; jonandvinnys.com.

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“The perfect weekend getaway and only about an hour outside L.A.” 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-494-7891; terranea.com.

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A CROP OF NEW SOCIAL AND CO-WORKING CLUBS IS RESHAPING THE WAY CALIFORNIANS CONNECT A new generation of members-only clubs is shifting how we mix and mingle in curated, yet increasingly communityminded, settings. Having opened a stunning first property in Tulum, Mexico—with locations in the Bahamas, Namibia and Malibu slated

to follow—Habitas (ourhabitas.com) is now branching out from its origins as a hospitality company. This spring, co-founders Eduardo Castillo and Kfir Levy opened a Venice clubhouse geared toward gatherings and activities—in addition to a New York outpost—to

coincide with its new $2,200-per-year membership program. After opening locations in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., The Wing (the-wing.com), a members-only women’s club and co-working space, has set its sights on six new cities, including

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THE WING SoHo. Below: Clubhouse surfboards and an outdoor rain shower at Habitas Venice Beach.

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Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2018. Membership (from $2,350 annually) gets you access to the posh clubhouse, workspaces and services ranging from lactation rooms to blowouts. Says co-founder and CEO Audrey Gelman, “This is just the start of what we expect to be a very exciting journey.” As of May, The Jane Club (thejaneclubla.com) maintains an emphasis on supporting working mothers in creative industries, with monthly memberships starting at $750. Its Hancock Park home base includes a child-focused facility called The Nest. “Our mission is to create, learn, relax, rage and thrive together,” says actor and writer June Diane Raphael, who co-founded the club with producer Jess Zaino. Late summer also sees the debut of hotelier Jeff Klein’s long-awaited San Vicente Bungalows (sanvicentebungalows .com) in West Hollywood, where by-invitation-only membership includes perks such as access to bungalows for private stays, a screening room and a curated calendar of events. • JE SSICA RITZ AN D KE LSE Y McKIN N O N

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Clockwise: The facade of the TOMAS MAIER boutique. Camo Palm swimsuit, $290. Leopard Palm shorts, $435.

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Reigning Prints A new tropical print in town heralds the arrival of motif master Tomas Maier, who has quietly opened a pop-up on Melrose Avenue housing Spring/Summer and Cruise ready-to-wear collections alongside shoes, sunglasses, jewelry and his trademark swimwear. Though this is Maier’s first West Coast foray, he’s been designing bathing suits for more than 20 years in Palm Beach, Fla.— alongside his role as Bottega Veneta’s creative director. After expanding his

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Conceived by stylist Anita Patrickson, the Amanu pop-up shop revives the art of custom shoemaking with its mission to turn out made-to-measure sandals in less than 30 minutes. 605 W. Knoll Dr., W.H.; 424-279-9466; amanustudio.com. SAN FRANCISCO

SHOWTIME For almost two decades, the Mission District’s Foreign Cinema has drawn crowds with its California-Mediterranean menu, served against a romantic backdrop including a courtyard where classic films are projected. Now, fans will have the chance to re-create their favorites at home. The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars (Abrams, $40) features dishes from chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark that’ll take you from morning (Champagne omelet) to night (Madras curry fried chicken). B R OOK E P ORT ER KATZ

namesake label into a complete collection of understated sculptural daywear a few years ago, Maier’s new offerings include transformative knits, dresses and outerwear designed to shape-shift with the help of strategic buttons and straps. His palm-printed maillots, belts and bomber jackets—eye candy for print purists—will hang around until the sun sets on the temporary shop this June. 8379 Melrose Ave., W.H., 323-602-1968; tomasmaier.com. EL I ZA B ET H VA R N EL L FOREIGN CINEMA’s balsamic fried eggs with roasted radicchio.

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“I love the idea of being a chameleon,” says actor Alexandra Shipp. Since moving to Los Angeles at age 17, the Phoenix native—who is a singer-songwriter in her downtime—has transformed herself in blockbusters such as Straight Outta Compton, X-Men: Apocalypse and Love, Simon. In June, Shipp will receive the 2018 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, an honor previously bestowed upon Emily Blunt and Zoe Saldana, and one she takes seriously in the age of #MeToo. “We [women in film] really have to take care of each other. I hope that I can be an example of that support,” says the 26-year-old, who will next appear in the upcoming installment of X-Men and the Shaft reboot in 2019. A self-described “open-toe-shoe kind of gal” with a Southwestern sense of style and a penchant for crystals, Shipp resides in Sherman Oaks with her “wolf pack”: her pit bull, Layla, and miniature Yorkie, Kali. Here, she shares what she is loving most this season. • ANU SH BE N LIYAN

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1. ADINA MILLS Quartz Medallion necklace, $240, adinamills.com. 2. GUSTAV KLIMT Hope, II, 1907-1908. 3. MAX MARA Manuela camel wool coat, $2,950, maxmara.com. 4. NAKEDCASHMERE puff slippers, $90, nakedcashmere.com. 5. MAX MARA cashmere reversible bag, $1,940, maxmara.com. 6. HAPBEE Jelly moisturizer, $27, hapbeecompany.myshopify.com. 7. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Matte Revolution Walk of Shame lipstick, $34, charlottetilbury.com. 8. EVE’S DIARY by Mark Twain (Benediction Books, $30). 9. WI SPA, 2700 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 10. TAYLOR GUITARS Academy 10 acoustic guitar, $499, taylorguitars.com. 11. CROSSROADS vegan sweet potato cake, 8284 Melrose Ave., L.A.

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COUNTER-SPACE in Silver Lake sells vintage furniture and objects, along with Japanese homewares and pottery.

This spring, Joe Lorens and Kirill Bergart—two of the four partners behind County Ltd.—are taking their affinity for Japanese modernism one step further. Set in a recently acquired three-bedroom bungalow located behind the County Ltd. Silver Lake flagship, Counter-Space stocks a mélange of minimalist lifestyle items, and will feature an evolving collection of vintage furniture and home goods as well as an inhouse furniture line. The new, white-shingled headquarters will also be a workshop for custom services such as framing, furniture and leather goods, and a space for art shows and events. 1837 ½ Hyperion Ave., L.A., 323-741-8337; counter-space.com. K . M.

CLEAN Slate California-born Gucci Westman is bringing transparency back to makeup. Her new line of blushes, bronzers, highlighters and foundation sticks, infused with skincare ingredients, promises to protect faces while letting skin breathe. Westman Atelier, a joint venture with her husband, David Neville, combines botanicals and encapsulated synthetic pigments designed to ward off inflammation. Westman’s formulas even include skin-calming coconut and camellia oils as silicone alternatives for freshening up. westman-atelier.com. E.V.

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Local Authority Downtown Los Angeles steps into the spotlight WH with the augmented reality-enabled DTLA Book 2018 (District 8 Media, $38), an insider’s look at the neighborhood’s buzziest spots and the tastemakers shaping it.

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WESTMAN ATELIER Baby Cheeks Blush Stick (above), $50, and Coup De Soleil Powder Bronzer, $65.

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GOOD VIBES Ten years after its launch, New York cult label Apiece Apart—beloved for its versatile mix-and-match wardrobe basics—has debuted its first West Coast pop-up in Venice. Look for best-sellers, such as the high-waisted Merida pants, alongside a curation of accessories and beauty products including earrings from Los Angelesbased jewelry designer Kathleen Whitaker and Bodha scented oils. “All of these are components of a good life,” says co-founder Laura Cramer. Through September. 1817 Lincoln Blvd., Venice; apieceapart.com. L . M .

From left: Inside the APIECE APART Venice pop-up boutique, which shares a space with LINUS BIKE. Founders LAURA CRAMER and STARR HOUT.


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Joanna Williams’ first concert was more than a rite of passage—it was an awakening: “I was in sixth grade and I went to see Morrissey. He came out wearing a white T-shirt and vintage Levi’s and boots, and I remember looking at the crowd and thinking, ‘This is everything I care about,’” says the founder of design concept studio Kneeland Co., whose debut pop-up will open in Los Angeles in June. “I knew from a very young age that I wanted to live a creative life.” Raised in Houston, Williams found her way to L.A. in her 20s. After stints in magazine publishing, she landed at Stylesight, a pioneering trendspotting subscription service. “I knew I was good at finding cool things,” she says simply. “But what exactly is that job?” After three years of reporting on trends from here to Argentina, she struck out on her own, ultimately launching Kneeland Co., which sources and sells design inspiration in the form of vintage and antique textiles (spanning prints to yarn dyes to embroideries and embellishments and lace) to a client list that includes Prada, Dries Van Noten, Ulla Johnson and Anthropologie. In between trips to Mexico, India and Europe for the business (whose name pays tribute to Williams’ swashbuckling late grandfather, Russell Kneeland), she works

Clockwise from left: A collection of vintage textiles including prints, wallpaper samples, and hand-painted artwork sourced in Paris. A 1940s coyote-shaped dripware vase tops a side table, set beneath Williams’ inspiration board. A vintage silk fabric remnant from India. A 1940s dripware plate from Oaxaca, Mexico. A fiber art sculpture by Williams’ mother-in-law sits on her desk; on the wall, a Moroccan handicraft sourced from the High Atlas mountains.

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out of a showroom in Atwater Village, where flat files house meticulously organized wallpaper samples and fabric swatches, a rack is filled with larger textiles arranged by pattern (ditzy, line work, macro and micro florals), and a floor-to-ceiling custom bookshelf contains a library of coffee-table monographs (see Louise Bourgeois) and magazines including French contemporary art journal L’Oeil. Personal mementos also blanket the space, from a 1940s coyote-shaped dripware vase from Oaxaca, Mexico, to a Cecil Beaton print discovered in upstate New York. In addition to a new podcast called Voyages, for which Williams interviews creatives she admires (her first guest was Lee Kaplan, co-owner of Arcana: Books on the Arts), she also recently launched the Rarities section of her site, selling decorative objects and artwork she picks up on her travels. These treasures, including hand-painted and etched glass perfume bottles from New Delhi and a stunning collection of woven Bengali textiles, will be for sale at the pop-up. Every road leads back to a singular motivation: “My business is centered on seeking beauty, and finding and sharing inspiration—and I want to share that with those who appreciate both,” she says. kneelandco.com. • M EL I SSA G OL DST EI N

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Clockwise from above: Fashion designer MINNIE MORTIMER GAGHAN with daughter Tuesday and son Johnny. Model NICOLE TRUNFIO with son Zion. Author and photographer CLAIBORNE SWANSON FRANK with sons Wilder and Hunter.

“I wanted to document humanity, what moves us, what connects us on a soulful human level,” says photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank of her latest book, Mother and Child (Assouline, $85). After shooting two portrait-filled volumes depicting American women and actors on the rise, the former Vogue staffer found herself drawn to women dedicated to

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contributing to the world—be it in art, fashion, philanthropy or business—who are also mothers. So she set about developing a new visual language to portray modern familial interconnections. Instagram was in its early years when the San Francisco native—who currently lives in New York—began developing the idea to photograph 70 families, from the broods of Patti Hansen to Carolina Herrera de Baez to Anne Vyalitsyna, and record each woman’s thoughts on motherhood. Swanson Frank felt there “wasn’t an iconic mother-and-child book for our generation.” The photographer kept coming across classic shots of Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, the Kennedys. “We’re all looking back at these mothers and the same images, and we’re also desperate for new stories and new images,” she says. Sabrina Buell, of art advisory firm Zlot Buell + Associates, who is also pictured in the book, points out that Swanson Frank is drawing on one of art’s most enduring genres. “The subject of mothers and children is one you learn about from day one in art history,” she says. For Buell, the category brings to mind a trove of works by “everyone from Raphael and the Renaissance artists painting Madonna and child, to Renoir, to Picasso, to [19th-century] photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.” Swanson Frank, herself a mother of two, adds to that legacy by capturing the moments of motherhood as they occur. Her work remains styled and composed, but the new book contains a multiplicity of images rather than one intergenerational shot. There’s quiet reflection here, a playful gesture there. “In documenting the lives and loves of mothers and children, there are multiple moments,” says Swanson Frank. “It opened up my world to relearning how to be a photographer— what it means to capture a moment.” • E .V.

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DIAMONDS—WHAT ELSE?—DICTATE MULTIDIMENSIONAL DESIGNS AT A PAIR OF NEWLY OPENED HARRY WINSTON BOUTIQUES Head-turning stones, including the Jonker and Hope diamonds, fueled jeweler Harry Winston’s innovative philosophy: The unique beauty of the gems themselves should inspire the shape of the rings, earrings and necklaces that house them. This

philosophy, honed over more than eight decades, remains the through line at his namesake jewelry house’s two recently opened West Coast salons, in San Francisco and Beverly Hills. Inside the Shreve Building—just off Union Square—the Bay

Area’s first Harry Winston boutique is divided into discrete spaces for high jewelry, bridal designs, timepieces and fine jewelry. Bold Ionic columns with an emerald green scagliola finish herald the entrance to the almost 6,000-square-foot

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geometric black-and-white marble foyer, a house trademark, leads to timepieces and bridal baubles while one-of-a-kind designs and collections, including the Forget-MeNots, are on the second floor. The third level’s expansive outdoor terrace offers views of Rodeo Drive—a cinematic vista befitting an icon. 200 Post St., S.F., 628-867-1100; 310 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-271-8554; harrywinston.com. • E.V.

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Sister duo Cami and Jax created a surfinspired line (founded in Santa Monica in 2014) to make women feel strong and powerful. Signature piece: Marla one-piece, $250. camiandjax.com.

Timeless silhouettes and soft details have defined Carpinteriabased Made By Dawn’s elevated styles since its debut in 2010. Signature piece: Petal 2 two-piece bikini; top, $159, and bottom, $130. revolve.com.

Jade Swim’s minimalist designs come with multifunctional versatility in mind. Based in Beverly Hills, the label was founded in 2017. Signature piece: Micro All-in-One piece, $220. jadeswim.com.

Clockwise from top: A grand staircase at the San Francisco salon. Legacy pear-shaped diamond ring, price upon request. Inside the renovated Beverly Hills salon.

Featherweight Champ Upping the ante for high-end sneakers, Italy’s Golden Goose Deluxe Brand has dropped 4,000 pairs of its new Hi Star low-tops, each painted by hand with 24-karat gold leaf. 8417 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-424-7453; goldengoosedeluxebrand.com.

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Launched in 2014, Laurel Canyon-based Roxana Salehoun is known for its playful vibes and feminine frills. Signature piece: Halter Tie-Back Bra and Side-Ruffle Bottom; top, $144, and bottom, $105. roxanasalehoun.com.

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salon, where a gleaming pendant chandelier, antique bronze furniture and a neutral palette serve as a backdrop for the jewels, including new bloom-inspired, sapphireadorned Forget-Me-Not designs for spring. In Southern California, where Winston learned his trade working under his father in the family jewelry business, a revamped 7,000-square-foot Beverly Hills salon again serves as the house’s West Coast flagship. Here, the Hollywood legacy is everpresent: Winston diamonds—worn by Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, peeled off by Anne Bancroft in The Graduate, and even cooed about by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—have a long history on-screen. Unique pieces characterized by clusters of marquise, pear and round diamonds—plucked from the house’s archives or the revolving trove of high jewelry designs on the salon’s second floor—frequently appear on starlets. The


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GORJANA Gypset Bead Selenite bracelet, $119.

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JEWEL of the Bay In San Francisco, Cartier is resetting the standard for luxury in its new two-story corner boutique, designed by Bruno Moinard in sophisticated shades of cream and bronze. As the brand approaches its 35th anniversary in the city, the iconic Panthère de Cartier watch is highlighted in its latest iterations: double- and triple-loop bracelets. 199 Grant Ave., S.F., 415-397-3180; cartier.com. KHAN H T.L. TRAN

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Freely combining steel and diamonds, Chopard’s Happy Sport watch broke the rules of horology when it was introduced in 1993— pairing the traditionally formal stones with durable modern metal. On its momentous 25th anniversary, the women’s timepiece is enriched with a specially developed selfwinding movement and artisanal touches such as Fleurisanne engraving and textured mother-ofpearl dials. 3333 Bristol St., C.M., 714-432-0963; chopard.com. K .T. L.T.

From left: ANNA SHEFFIELD Coiled Serpent hoop earring, $1,550, and Serpent drop earring, $950. The interior of the Melrose Avenue pop-up.

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Westward BOUND “California felt like the next step,” says jewelry designer Anna Sheffield, who debuted a pop-up shop in West Hollywood after being in New York for 15 years. The minimalist storefront is open through the summer and features the designer’s Serpent Collection, whose thematic snake symbol is intended to signify transformative powers. 8503 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310-596-3596; annasheffield.com. K.T. L .T.

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1. ETRO Rainbow bag, $1,800, etro.com. 2. LOUIS VUITTON Silhouette ankle boots, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H. 3. GUCCI Medium Boston bag in white fabric with flowers print, $2,590, Gucci, B.H. 4. JIMMY CHOO silver velvet with peony crystal embroidery platform sandals, $1,295, Jimmy Choo, B.H. 5. WEEKEND MAX MARA Aegean Sun Collection by Micol Sabbadini printed bag, $350, Weekend Max Mara, C.M. 6. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Fiore watch, $1,095, bloomingdales.com. 7. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Rosebud Blaire d’Orsay pumps, $595, Michael Kors, B.H. 8. PRADA printed bag, $2,290, Prada, B.H. 9. DOLCE & GABBANA Maiolica wedges, $1,295, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H. 10. LONGCHAMP Le Pliage Héritage Hobo bag, $755, Longchamp, C.M. 11. OSCAR DE LA RENTA silk point flower pavé brooch, $320, Oscar de la Renta, W.H. 12. FENDI Micro Peekaboo bag with floral design, $6,500, fendi.com.

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1. GRAFF ruby and diamond Swirl ring, price upon request, graffdiamonds.com. 2. HARRY KOTLAR yellow-gold ring from The Vault Collection, $38,420, Shreve & Co., S.F. 3. DE BEERS Talisman whitegold full diamond band, $10,300, debeers.com. 4. LAGOS Caviar Gold ring, $2,000, lagos.com. 5. MORITZ GLIK yellowgold ring with rose-cut color sapphires and diamonds, $5,920, moritzglik.com. 6. FOREVERMARK Cluster Shield ring set in white gold, price upon request, forevermark .com. 7. PIAGET Extremely Piaget Sunlight ring in rose gold, $27,700, piaget.com. 8. CHOPARD Copacabana Collection ring featuring yellow and orange sapphire briolettes, price upon request, chopard.com. 9. HEARTS ON FIRE Aerial Cross Over right-hand ring, with multiple diamond bands, starting at $8,250, Shreve & Co., S.F. 10. CHANEL FINE JEWELRY Sailor Tattoo ring in yellow gold, price upon request, Chanel Fine Jewelry, B.H. 11. ASPREY The Storm ring with a swirl of diamonds, $64,000, Asprey, B.H. 12. EFFY rose-gold and diamond ring, $12,398, effyjewelry.com. 13. LOUIS VUITTON solitaire ring in white gold, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H. 14. POLLY WALES Skull ring with ombré gray, champagne and white diamonds, $11,000, Esqueleto, L.A.

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Clockwise from far left: Collection image from DIOR JOAILLERIE’s Dior JOAILLERIE à Versailles, Pièces Secrètes. Vanité Emeraude necklace, and Volupté Béryl Vert ring, prices upon request. A portrait of creative director VICTOIRE CASTELLANE. DE CASTELLANE Vanité Miroir ring, price upon request.

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DIOR JOAILLERIE’S CREATIVE Fashion - bits TWO DIRECTOR CELEBRATES Early into her tenure as creative director of Dior Joaillerie Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane praised the late great Los Angeles interior designer Tony Duquette’s more-is-more penchant for creating fine jewelry in the spirit of costume pieces—admiring his irreverence and tendency toward extremes. Now she’s logged 20 inspired years at the famed French fashion house, designing colossal and gutsy showpieces in Gobstopper sizes and, like her hero Duquette, her one-of-a-kind vision hasn’t wavered. De Castellane marks the milestone with the extraordinary and outlandish collection, Dior à Versailles, Pièces Secrètes. The Parisian talent credits the multiple daily jewelry changes of her paternal grandmother, Sylvia Hennessy, with jump-starting her love of all that glitters. Also influential: the hours de Castellane put in as a studio assistant for Karl Lagerfeld in her 20s, a role that evolved into overseeing Chanel costume jewelry design for 14 years.

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Over the next two decades at Dior, she pulled inspiration for her larger-than-life creations from rich sources: eccentric and elaborate costume balls; Christian Dior’s garden in Milly-la-Forêt, France; archival couture designs; and, most recently, the decor of the salons and gardens of the Château de Versailles. De Castellane’s latest 36-piece Dior Haute Joaillerie collection of playful cocktail rings and golf ball-sized pendants set with emeralds and diamonds, opals and chiaroscuro stones again takes inspiration from Louis XIV’s famed palace. This time, with Dior à Versailles, Pièces Secrètes, she explores the private apartments, hidden passages and sliding walls built into the opulent architecture. Like the storied chambers themselves, the jewelry is meant to surprise: rings and necklaces contain hidden rubyencrusted compartments, and tanzanite conceals a watch face awash in diamonds. After all these years, a passionnant pursuit of whimsy and awe is clearly still her forte. dior.com. • E.V.

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VIE HEALING offers a range of wellness products, including Turkish soaps and healing teas.

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says Dan of her concept, which aims to go beyond health fads and quick fixes, focusing on a long-term, individual approach to wellness and longevity. In the new West Hollywood location, crystals, ceramics and greenery complement a coastal motif. Services from $30. 8500 Melrose Ave., W.H., 310-927-3097; viehealing.com.

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Feeling GROOVY Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse, the founders of the wildly popular all-natural beauty store CAP Beauty, have released their first book, High Vibrational Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self Care (Rodale Books, $28). A must-read guide for achieving lasting inner and outer beauty, the title offers an easy-to-follow approach that corresponds to the seasons and engages all the senses.

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1. WOODEN SPOON HERBS Prebiotic Powder, $18, woodenspoonherbs.com. 2. DR. BARBARA STURM Repair Food, $95, dr-barbara-sturm.com. 3. KALUMI Beauty Food Collagen Protein Bar, $19/three-bar box, kalumihealth.com. 4. OLIVE & JUNE Rosy Matcha Tea, $20, olivejune.com. 5. SKINADE Collagen Drink, $150/30-day supply, skinade.com.

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to breaking bad eating habits is detailed in her debut book, The Food Therapist (Grand Central Life & Style, $27). “The reality is it’s complicated,” adds Lenchewski, whose fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore. Lenchewski’s tips to eat by: • Eat with your nondominant hand: It helps you slow down and tune in. Using your hands also engages all of your senses. • Plate your food: When it’s just us, we tend to eat hurriedly over the sink. But plated food makes the eating experience feel real, substantial and more satisfying. shirard.com.

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Specializing in acupuncture, massage, energy healing and skincare (with treatment additions spanning crystal jade rolling and 24-karat gold ear seeds), Mona Dan’s wellness community Vie Healing now calls West Hollywood and Beverly Hills home. “We take an East-meetsWest holistic approach to each service,”


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1. DIOR Diorskin Rosy Glow, $44, dior.com. 2. BEAUTY BIOSCIENCE GloPro, $199, beautybio.com. 3. SULWHASOO First Care Activating Mask, $60, sulwhasoo.com. 4. AMOREPACIFIC Prime Reserve Epidynamic Activating Creme (limited edition), $750, us.amorepacific.com. 5. VALMONT Perfecting Powder Cream, $145, valmontcosmetics.com.

Bicoastal celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas (whose clients include Greta Gerwig and Sofia Coppola) has opened a new location of her eponymous salon with six treatment rooms inside the iconic Sunset Tower in Hollywood. On the menu: facials, body treatments, LED light therapy, massages and products. For her West Coast clients, Vargas recommends an oil-based serum: “The California sun is so harsh, and the lack of humidity dries the skin. My Rejuvenating Serum [$100] maintains the skin’s moisture and elasticity.” Services start from $95. 8358 Sunset Blvd., W.H., 310-596-4163; joannavargas.com.

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FACE TIME Standout treatments spanning brand experiences to new high-tech methods. ALEXANDRA WAGNER SKINCARE Signature Facial Plus, from $225. 1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Second Fl., Venice, 310-399-0123; alexandrawagnerskincare.com. ANGELA CAGLIA SKIN SPA La Vie en Rose Power Facial, $400. 2924 Beverly Glen Cir., Ste. B, Bel Air, 310-990-2424; angelacaglia.com. CREDO Herbivore Mini Facial, $30. 4305 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 2460, S.D., 858-886-7899; credobeauty.com. KRISTINA HOLEY Signature Custom Facial, $350. 846 Post St., S.F.; kristinaholey.com. LA PRAIRIE SPA AT WALDORF ASTORIA Caviar Lifting & Firming Facial, $250. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-8606742; waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com.

From left: TATCHA’s The Pearl, $48. Pure Skin: Discover the Japanese Ritual of Glowing (Clarkson Potter, $18).

CAUDALÍE French Kiss Addiction in Raspberry Red, $18, sephora.com.

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“Tatcha’s skincare is rooted in Japanese rituals and philosophies,” says Victoria Tsai, the San Francisco-based founder of the Eastern-focused brand (inspired by classical beauty secrets Tsai unearthed on a trip to Kyoto). Author of the new title Pure Skin: Discover the Japanese Ritual of Glowing, Tsai will also debut an eye treatment and “underlight” in May: The Pearl ($48), which contains anti-aging and detoxifying ingredients that awaken the eyes. tatcha.com.

SPA RADIANCE Dermaplaning Plus Facial, $205. 3011 Fillmore St., S.F., 415-346-6281; sparadiance.com. TAKE CARE CENTER FOR BODY MIND REGENERATION Stem Cell Facial, $300. 1617 Broadway, S.M., 917-841-6281; takecarebody.com. TENOVERTEN True Botanicals Pure Radiance Facial with Microcurrent, $250. 8830 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-878-9903; tenoverten.com.

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Up and Away Take workouts to new heights at Mind, Body and Soul at OUE Skyspace Los Angeles in Downtown. Situated atop the US Bank Tower, this wellness collective offers meditation classes by The Den, yoga classes by SoHo

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Yoga and R&B Yoga, and Reiki healing with Celia Gellert. Bonus: Admission includes access to Skyspace’s famed transparent Skyslide. $30/class. 633 W. Fifth St., L.A., 213-894-9000; oue-skyspace.com.

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Body of Work A RENAISSANCE PERIODIZATION collard greens salad with airfried butternut squash and grilled chicken.

Nutrition coach Nick Shaw’s Renaissance Periodization is a custom approach to diet and fitness, tailored according to the client’s current weight and exercise habits, and ranging in services spanning e-books to one-on-one coaching. The online-only program’s staff includes 23 coaches, 17 Ph.D.s, five registered dietitians and a family physician—all competitive athletes. “RP is a blueprint for getting lean and toned,” says Shaw. renaissanceperiodization.com.

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1. LA MER The Reparative Body Lotion, $195, cremedelamer.com. 2. THISWORKS Perfect Legs 100% Natural Scrub, $38, thisworks.com. 3. EVERYDAY OIL, $48, capbeauty.com. 4. HATCH Down, Girl, $42, hatchcollection.com. 5. ASHLEY BLACK FasciaBlaster, $89, ashleyblackguru.com.

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BALLET BODIES Ballet Burn, $28/60 minutes. 8376 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-944-0944; balletbodies.com. BODY BY SIMONE Trampoline Cardio, $28/55 minutes. 137 S. Barrington Pl., Brentwood, 310-440-0003; bodybysimone.com. BOUNCE SOCIETY FITNESS Bounce classes, $25/60 minutes. 1725 Monrovia Ave., Ste. A3, C.M., 949-612-8523; bouncesociety.com. BOUNDLESS MOVE Sculpt, $25/50 minutes. 200 S. Main St., Ste. 120, Sebastopol, 707-827-8192; boundlessmove.com.

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The mini-trampoline, beloved by actors Jennifer Garner (who trains at Body By Simone) and Busy Phillips (who documents Lauren Kleban’s LEKfit on Instagram), keeps fans coming back with its sweat-plus-fat-burn-equals-fun guarantee. Here, our go-to spots.

FREESTYLE FITNESS HIIT 40, $32/40 minutes. 1017 Mission St., South Pasadena, 626441-1133; freestylefitnesszone.com. LEKFIT Bounce, $35/50 minutes. 615 S. Arden Blvd., Hancock Park, 323-525-0326; lekfit.com. MADRE Bounce + Lift, $23/60 minutes. 1577 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, 323-999-7311; madrela.com. SWEAT PILATES Bounce Pilates, $30/45 minutes. 6138 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-202-0000; sweatpilates.com.

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“Given the organic, sculptural nature of Jonathan’s work, I had to create interesting and unique forms— not to rival his but coexist with them,” says BONSAI MIRAI’s RYAN NEIL of his collaboration with JONATHAN CROSS.

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CERAMICIST JONATHAN CROSS AND BONSAI ARTIST RYAN NEIL DREAM UP A SERIES OF NATURAL BEAUTIES A hotbed of dynamic design exchanges, Casa Perfect, the Los Angeles outpost of David Alhadeff’s The Future Perfect gallery, is showcasing a collaboration between Twentynine Palms-based ceramicist Jonathan Cross and Warren, Ore.-based Bonsai Mirai artist Ryan Neil. Sold exclusively at

the Casa Perfect showroom starting in May, the designs feature one-of-a-kind vessels made from stoneware clay with elements of iron, sand and granite. “I wanted to balance a sense of the ancient with the modern— natural with man-made,” says Cross. The ornamental trees hold their own atop the

statement-making bowls, and the allure goes beyond aesthetic. “Bonsai has such a strong element of meditation and carefulness, it feels right at home with how Californians are living,” Alhadeff says. By appointment only. 323-202-2025; thefutureperfect.com. • K ER ST I N C ZA R RA

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Inside THE LAB. Below: The LITTLE FLOWER LAB vase, designed by JO-CHIEH HUANG, $450.

From left: TABARKA STUDIO’s Zenati Collection French white oak parquet with Lorca marble inlay, $74/sq. ft. Terrazzo Collection tiles, from $72/sq. ft.

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Square Dance Known for its custom handmade terra-cotta tiles, Tabarka Studio’s style options abound—whether you’re going for faded Flemish farmhouse or modern Moroccan riad. There’s also parquet with striking brass inlay and terrazzo inspired by Southern California’s midcentury splendor. Browse it all at their just-opened space which is as polished and inviting as the designs. 912 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 323-320-4980; tabarkastudio.com. K.C.

The ARMADILLO & CO Agra Knot collection, from $4,000.

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Sydney-based rug company Armadillo & Co is putting down roots in Beverly Hills with its first U.S. flagship store. The inviting, sundrenched space has “the clean lines of a gallery with the community feeling of a workshop,” says Sally Pottharst (co-founder with Jodie Fried). The designs, handcrafted in India, comprise organic modern styles with hand-knotted wools and natural fibers. The product literally and figuratively echoes the brand’s mission to “lie lightly on this earth” through their commitment to environmentally and socially responsible practices. 8715 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 424-3430634; armadillo-co.com. K.C.

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After a five-year sojourn in London, Georgia Ingram has brought Cloistered Collection, a treasure trove of 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, to this side of the pond. 700 Carnation Ave., Corona del Mar, 949-344-5353; cloisteredcollection.com. An 18th-century carved Gustavian sofa, $8,000, from CLOISTERED COLLECTION.

TABARKA: (SHOWROOM) STEPHEN BUSKEN; (PRODUCT) COURTESY OF TABARKA STUDIO. ARMADILLO & CO: JOE SCHMELZER.

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Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird of cult retail venture Please Do Not Enter have established a reputation for curating pioneering fashion, art and objects. The Lab, their new gallery and gift shop at NoMad Los Angeles hotel, has unique chic down to a science. “It’s sad when you travel now—you see the same brands, windows and collections,” says Libert. “We go the opposite direction: things people may hate, things people may love, but always things they have never seen before.” 649 S. Olive St., L.A., 213-358-0000; thenomadhotel.com. A L L I SON B ER G


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Clockwise: The Beverly Hills home of HILARY DUFF. SHANNON WOLLACK’s own master bathroom. The dining room of a West Hollywood project. Partners Wollack (left) and BRITTANY ZWICKL.

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Design - bits The West Hollywood design firm Studio Life.Style has kept a relatively low profile since its start in 2009, quietly building a portfolio of California-cool interiors, both residential (for young, hip industry types and Westside families) and commercial (modish boutiques such as Brentwood’s Sugar Paper). But partners Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl are due for a bigger spotlight in 2018 with an array of high-profile projects including Hilary Duff’s Beverly Hills home (a mix of “feminine, eclectic and playful,” says Wollack) and a new open-air cocktail spot, The Fountain Bar, at The Grove in Los Angeles. Introduced by a mutual friend eight years ago—and on a roll ever since— Wollack and Zwickl are strong designers in their own right. “Brittany brings a technical background and is extremely detail-oriented,” says Wollack, who founded the firm. “And she’s the nice one,” she adds. Zwickl praises her cohort’s confidence and strategic thinking. Their signature look blends midcentury furnishings with clean polished lines, sumptuous textures and pops of colorful

vintage finds—a seductive formula which will soon be on full display in a modern hacienda in Cabo San Lucas, an outpost of upscale skincare center Facile in Pasadena, and a contemporary sustainable home in Laurel Canyon. “Our partnership adds depth to a space,” says Zwickl. “The balance works.” 424-302-0773; studio-lifestyle.com. • K .C .

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CHEF DAVID NAYFELD GETS BACK TO BASICS WITH THE ITALIAN-FOCUSED CHE FICO

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CHE FICO’s albacore tuna conserva with baby artichokes, Taggiasca olives, caper berries and lemon aioli.

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After a career that took him through the kitchens of Eleven Madison Park and Joël Robuchon, David Nayfeld fully expected to open his own formal restaurant. “I was hook, line and sinker into fine dining,” he says. “It was the only thing I wanted to do.” But after this talented chef returned home

From above: The private dining room features a 16seat reclaimed valley oak table from co-owner MATT BREWER’s family farm in Glen Ellen and a collage of vintage album covers from Italian pop singer ADRIANO CELENTANO. Nayfeld and his pit bull, Cassidy.

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Los Angeles-based M. Marian fills reusable seagrass belly baskets with treasures sourced from small California businesses. Plus, every parcel that’s shipped within the state includes a sachet of wildflower seeds.

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M. MARIAN’s Yarrow Basket, $170, includes handmade strozzapreti from SEMOLINA ARTISANAL PASTA and a FIRE ON THE MESA cutting board.

to the Bay Area, something changed. Food that, as he puts it, “bangs you over the head with crazy maneuvers” lost its appeal, and the places that made him happiest were neighborhood spots, such as Zuni Café and Nopa, where dinner is served with utmost care but very little fuss. Now, along with co-owner Matt Brewer, Nayfeld has opened Che Fico, an open-beamed Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s NoPa neighborhood. His menu focuses on classics—pizza, handmade pasta, salumi, wood-roasted meats—that, done well, require skill and attention. Nayfeld estimates it took 100 formulations to develop his pizza, made with a natural sourdough that he bakes in a wood-fire oven lower and slower than most. And because he wants every last bite to be delicious, he flocks the edges with grated Parmesan (the inspiration: cheesy stuffed-crust pizza). One pie is topped with thin-sliced pineapple and fermented chili. And another, with tomato sauce and ricotta salata, is a tribute to Judy Rodgers, Zuni’s founding chef. 838 Divisadero St., S.F., 415-416-6959; chefico.com. • M I C H A L EN E B U S I CO

From top: The patio at MELODY. Roasted local halibut amandine.

Entertaining at home and outdoors is a classic Californian way of life. Melody, tucked into a decadesold house and sprawling patio in East Hollywood’s Virgil Village community, ambitiously incorporates all these elements into a charming restaurant setting. Owners Paloma Rabinov, Eric Tucker and David Andreone set out to create a casual vibe where day blends into night, with a list heavy on natural wines, plentiful oyster offerings, and a menu featuring “relaxing French classics,” says Tucker. Parisian icon Serge Gainsbourg was the original inspiration for the concept and name of the space, which often hosts DJs for guest sets. 751 N. Virgil Ave., L.A., 323-922-6037; melodyla.com. J. R .

CHE FICO INTERIOR AND NAYFELD PORTRAIT (2): DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN. BASKET: LEAH BUSBY. MELODY (2): ERICK TUCKER. GRAN ELECTRICA (3): MIMI GIBOIN. FRANCESCO MISSONI AND MISSONI DISH (2): © MISSONI. MAKO AND WAGES: ISABEL BAER. AVERY DISH: AVERY.

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Clockwise from left: A mural at GRAN ELECTRICA by street artist DJ Agana. Margarita de pepino. Quesadilla de chorizo con papas.

FRANCESCO MACCAPANI MISSONI, author of THE MISSONI FAMILY COOKBOOK. Below: Lamb’s lettuce salad with chicken.

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IT’S Electric Downtown Napa’s rebirth continues with the opening of Gran Electrica, a cult-favorite Mexican restaurant from Brooklyn’s Dumbo. This second location is something of a homecoming for Tamer Hamawi, a Calistoga native who co-owns the business with his wife, Elise Rosenberg, and partner, Emelie Kihlstrom. Chef Ignacio Beltran (formerly of Ad Hoc and The Restaurant at Meadowood) runs the kitchen, serving up East Coast favorites, such as beer-battered fish tacos, alongside his own creations that highlight NorCal ingredients. Tortillas are made from scratch using heirloom corn, and the bar menu features agave spirits of all kinds, from mescal to the lesser-known raicilla. While the stylish spot is a boon for visitors, its goal is to be a neighborhood joint. As Hamawi puts it, “We wanted to give the locals something to cheer about.” 1313 Main St., Napa, 707-258-1313; granelectrica.com. BROOKE PORTE R KATZ

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Disproving the theory that people in fashion don’t eat, Francesco Maccapani Missoni—grandson of Tai and Rosita Missoni, founders of the beloved eponymous Italian fashion house—has gathered the family’s closely guarded recipes in The Missoni Family Cookbook (Assouline, $50). “For quite some time, I’ve been collecting recipes from my relatives, creating an archive of all the delicious dishes

From left: AVERY’s MATTHEW MAKO and RODNEY WAGES. The Northern Coast fish, featuring grilled abalone, coastal greens and dry-aged lamb.

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Fresh Canvas San Francisco pop-ups have a way of becoming major restaurants—think Saison and Lazy Bear—and the next to make the leap is Avery, a Japaneseinflected French restaurant in the Fillmore District. Chef Rodney Wages (whose starry pedigree includes Saison and Benu) has transformed his pop-up, RTB Fillmore, into Avery, an ambitious eatery with French hip-hop on the sound system, a wine list by Daniel Bromberg built around sake, and tables set only with chopsticks and spoons.

“I hate forks,” Wages declares. “They’re a very violent thing.” Caviar is served by the bump: a third of an ounce spooned directly on the diner’s fist and embellished with a dab of crème fraîche. Each multicourse tasting menu ($89 to $289) is filled with artfully composed dishes such as tortellini en brodo, where liquid-filled pasta float in an umami-rich broth bobbing with cubes of foie gras. The restaurant is named for artist Milton Avery and, yes, that is one of his works in the private dining room. 1552 Fillmore St., S.F., 415-817-1187; averysf.com. M . B.

that have become family favorites,” explains Francesco of the recipes found in the book, many of which have made the brand’s dinner parties the hottest tickets in town during Milan Fashion Week. “I went through boxes full of old pictures, looking for images of our family at parties, celebrating birthdays and holidays, cooking together in the kitchen…revisiting many wonderful memories,” adds Francesco, who counts his grandpa Ottavio’s gamberi alla busara (prawns in tomato sauce) among his favorite dishes. So what’s the Missoni secret to entertaining? “Good wine, good food and good friends,” he says. L . M .


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IN LOS ANGELES, LOUIS VUITTON ASSEMBLES AN ARCHIVAL TROVE OF TRAVEL TRUNKS DESIGNED IN STEP WITH THE JET SET

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TRAVEL Madrid, this first North American leg of the exhibition’s tour includes unique pieces crafted for Hollywood actors such as a vanity case Sharon Stone designed for amfAR. Alongside its archival exhibition, the French house is hosting Maison Beverly Hills, a by-appointment showcase of exotic leather goods and Objets Nomades furniture designs created by such talents as Humberto and Fernando Campana, all housed inside a nearby private residence from May 17 through May 28. Next-level summer travel prep starts here. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.; Maison Beverly Hills, 424-512-6463; louisvuitton.com. • E.V. Clockwise from top left: Louis Vuitton bed trunk in zinc. Steamer bag, 1901. Aèro trunk, 1920. Backgammon briefcase in Damier canvas, 1999. Mail trunk in woven Monogram canvas, 1906. DJ box in Monogram canvas. Zinc trunk, 1888. Objets Nomades lounge chair by MARCEL WANDERS.

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FROM SCRATCH For Travel Book Route 66 (Louis Vuitton, $56)—one of four recent additions to Louis Vuitton’s Travel Book series—the French fashion house tapped Swiss comic book artist Thomas Ott to chronicle a three-week road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica. The title is filled with scratchboard scenes of diners and discount motels, cowboy bars and keepsakes and, in the end, the soul-quenching expanse of the Pacific Ocean. K . M .

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Advances in modern transportation spark equally innovative changes in accompanying luggage. That’s the theory put forth in “Time Capsule,” Louis Vuitton’s traveling exhibition of handcrafted trunks, suitcases and steamer bags— made with refined leathers and durable, water-resistant coated canvas emblazoned with the Damier checkerboard, Monogram logo and a host of other inimitable patterns—on display in Westfield Century City’s outdoor atrium from May 18 through June 10. The open-to-the-public show, first launched in Hong Kong in 2017, illustrates all the ways travel and baggage evolve in tandem. The stackable flat top of the maison’s circa-1858 trunk proved ideal for train trips, and the lightweight 1920s Aèro and Aviette models accompanied some of the first hot-air balloon and plane flights. The exhibition’s Artisans Room, where live craftsmen hone their skills, offers a glimpse into the maison’s current projects. Also on display are custom cases that are designed to perfectly fit the goods they protect. In addition to objects arriving from the show’s most recent stop in


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The Blunk House, J.B. BLUNK’s redwood cabin overlooking Tomales Bay and Inverness Ridge in Northern California.

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Independent thinker J.B. Blunk lived quietly in a remote corner of Northern California near Point Reyes, but his powerful sculpture and objects spoke volumes, emerging out of natural materials: Giant redwood trees became expansive communal seating areas, cypress trees formed curved stools, and metals were rounded into jewelry. His works often featured rough cuts from his tools—a relic of the human touch. The Oakland Museum of California does a deep dive into the artist’s entire world this spring with “J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life,” (through Sept. 9) a holistic show featuring 80 objects including jewelry, crockery, furniture and sculptures, complemented by interviews with friends and family, photographs and other ephemera. It also highlights the fact that the pieces continue to be lived with today—from Blunk’s redwood sculpture in San Francisco vegetarian mainstay Greens Restaurant or the incredible The Planet sculpture, around which the Oakland art museum was built in 1969. The work is often interactive, the forms

Clockwise from top left: An array of handmade objects furnish the interior of Blunk’s home. Whistle by Blunk, redwood, circa 1991. ALMA ALLEN‘s not-yet-titled onyx sculpture, 2017, at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN CENTER. Three sculptures in bronze by Allen. Sculptor Allen working a piece of stone. Blunk carving with a chainsaw.

Museum, was similarly inspired by that free spirit. She thought that the commonalities between Blunk and Mexico City-based artist Alma Allen (formerly of Joshua Tree) were too numerous to ignore. Allen crafts bold, luminescent forms, currently using tools such as a robotic arm to carve huge slabs of marble and burls of wood into soft, almost permeablelooking objects. Like Blunk, Allen gravitates to remote locations, hand-building his homes and curating the environments, and creating art with a specific “California sensibility,” she explains. “In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk” (through July 9) is designed to draw in audiences through that aesthetic: “Their relationship to the environment. The use of natural materials. The way of working from the land in a self-sufficient way,” she says. “There’s such a sense of possibility.” • E. K .C .

Culture - turn fiercely independent. “There’s something incredibly inspiring about someone living life and making art on their own terms outside of what the popular influences were at the time,” says Carin Adams, curator of art at the museum. Brooke Hodge, director of architecture and design at the Palm Springs Art

“J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life.” Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, 510-318-8400; museumca.org. “In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk.” Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, 300 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, 760-423-5260; psmuseum.org. C 80 MAY 2018

BLUNK INTERIOR: COURTESY OF THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA. BLUNK SCULPTURE (TOP RIGHT) AND BLUNK AT WORK (BOTTOM LEFT) (2): COURTESY OF THE J.B. BLUNK COLLECTION. OUTDOOR ALLEN SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION VIEW IN GALLERY (2): PHOTOGRAPHED BY LANCE GERBER, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND BLUM & POE, NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/TOKYO. ALLEN AT WORK: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND BLUM & POE, NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES/TOKYO.

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Africa Constellation 18-karat gold and diamond pendant necklace, $3,450. Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St., 415-986-4300; saks.com.

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TAP by Todd Pownell platinum inverted diamond earrings, $3,800. Esqueleto, 1298 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.; shopesqueleto.com.

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Limited-edition, color-blocked calfskin Studio bag, $2,700. Salvatore Ferragamo, 357 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com.

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Cotton canvas halter bandana-print dress, $995. Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-275-4211; saks.com.

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The Finch in rose gold/tan, $260. Laguna Supply, 210 Beach St., Laguna Beach, 949-497-8850; beekshop.com.

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ART Major

More than 20 works by the Belgian surrealist master are on view for the first time in the U.S. for “René Magritte: The Fifth Season.”

RENÉ MAGRITTE’s The Great Family, 1963.

May 19-Oct. 28. SFMOMA, 151 Third St., S.F., 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.

SAME PAGE Three Angeleno women make waves this May with intense, complex and, at times, wickedly funny new novels.

THE MARS ROOM In National Book Award nominee Rachel Kushner’s latest, which explores the dark realities of the prison system, a woman is sentenced to two life terms in Central California for killing her stalker. (Scribner, $27).

JONATHAN WILSON’s Rare Birds is out now.

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Singer-songwriter and producer (Dawes, Karen Elson) Jonathan Wilson cements his solo artist fan base with the recently released Rare Birds (Bella Union). The Laurel Canyonbased Wilson delivers a sprawling third record imbued with the sonic warmth he is known for—with cameos by collaborator Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey and Lucius—while drawing comparisons to The War on Drugs and Wilco. Catch the multi-talent (who also plays guitar for Roger Waters’ band) on tour this fall. songsofjonathanwilson.com. M.G.

THE ENSEMBLE Aja Gabel’s rhythmic debut novel follows four members of a string quartet through the years as they juggle life events while remaining devoted to the gods of music. (Riverhead Books, $26).

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The Strokes Chinese calligraphy and ink painting are treated to a contemporary dress down in “Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang,” at the Cantor Arts Center. Culled from the collection of the Yahoo! co-founder and his wife, post1959 works of art display how historical techniques and themes continue to be mined for maximum impact. May 23-Sept. 3. Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, 328 Lomita Dr., Stanford, 650-723-4177; museum.stanford.edu. C 82 MAY 2018

LÜ SHOUKUN’s Chan Painting, 1970. Left: QIN FENG’s Desire Scenery No. 1, 2007.

THE PISCES Poet and author Melissa Broder spins a tale of a woman who, post-breakup, navigates love addiction group therapy, Tinder, and an obsession with a mysterious beach dweller. Forget vampires—merman erotica may be the next big thing. (Hogarth, $25).

MAGRITTE PAINTING: © CHARLY HERSCOVICI, BRUSSELS/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK. WILSON: ANDREA NAKHLA. CHAN PAINTING: COLLECTION OF AKIKO YAMAZAKI AND JERRY YANG. DESIRE SCENERY NO. 1: © QIN FENG 2018; COURTESY BEN BROWN FINE ARTS; COLLECTION OF AKIKO YAMAZAKI AND JERRY YANG.

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GORJANA PERRIN PARIS Founded in 1893 as glove makers in France, Perrin Paris has evolved into an accessories house renowned for its luxury handbags combining the finest leathers with highly conceptual design. The studio collaborated with architect Zaha Hadid, and continues to explore partnerships with artists who share a desire to push boundaries. Discover the Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Perrin Paris boutiques in Los Angeles and New York or online at perrinparis.com.

gorjana, a Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand, will officially open the doors of three new locations this spring, in La Jolla, Newport Beach and Irvine Spectrum Center. Each boutique’s interior is timeless and chic, much like the brand’s collections. All of gorjana’s locations are as inspiring as they are beautiful, featuring elements such as blushed wood finishes, live greenery and shibori indigo fabrics. 866-829-0030; gorjana.com.

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BRENTWOOD COUNTRY MART

Along the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County, Paradiso del Mare comprises 64 acres near The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, with its neighboring 77 acres also available. Each is approved for a home, guesthouse and pool. Prices upon request. Join us for a Cinco de Mayo Open House with lunch and music on the bluff, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., RSVP required. Hilton & Hyland, Rick Hilton and Rodrigo Iglesias, 310-699-3435; Randy Solakian, 805-565-2208.

A Los Angeles institution since 1948, Brentwood Country Mart has created a wholesome, family-friendly shopping environment for locals and tourists alike. Organic eateries, bespoke fashion boutiques, community services and all the trappings of an old-fashioned village await you at the Mart. This year marks the Mart’s 70th anniversary, with fanfare and jubilee to come. brentwoodcountrymart.com.

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EVAN RACHEL WOOD wearing a RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION jumpsuit, $6,790, MELISSA JOY MANNING earrings, $300, GORJANA rings, $45/set, and GOLDEN GOOSE sneakers, $690.


WESTWORLD’ EVAN RACHEL WOOD DOES WESTWORLD’S NOTHING BY THE BOOK

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GUCCI top, $1,900, and overalls, $980. JENNIE KWON DESIGNS earrings, $560. GORJANA rings, $45/set.

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TOD’S shirt, $3,445, and pants, $2,845. JENNIE KWON DESIGNS earrings (both pages), $560. Opposite: TOM FORD top, $2,450.


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LOUIS VUITTON coat, pants and sneakers, prices upon request. Jewelry (both pages): JENNIE KWON DESIGNS earrings, $560. GORJANA rings (left), $45/set. HARRYÂ KOTLAR ring, $7,820. Opposite: DIOR jacket, $4,600, and pants, $1,500.


BALENCIAGA coat, $3,500. MELISSA JOY MANNING earrings, $300.

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Evan Rachel Wood can ride a horse and shoot a rifle at the same time. She can’t tell you why she knows how to do that— while wearing a prairie dress, playing a character that is a robot, and galloping through the Utah desert for the HBO series Westworld, now in its second season. She just does it. It’s the same with acting, in general, which the 30-year-old has been doing since she was 5. She can’t explain it. She does it. “It’s an energetic thing, I don’t know. My senses are different,” Wood says over a lunch of scrambled eggs at a bar in Silver Lake. “I have terrible fine motor skills, but I can shoot a scene on a horse with a gun in one take. I have synesthesia, which means that I can hear color and feel sound. I thought everyone experienced the world that way. I’m fascinated by the way our brains work, and I was reading about psychology and learned about what synesthesia was, and I thought, ‘Wait. Other people don’t feel that?’”

She looks younger than she is, which she credits to sunscreen (La Roche-Posay). And though she spent her adolescent years living and attending acting classes in the San Fernando Valley, she now prefers the vibe on the east side of Los Angeles, where she spends time with her friends, mostly fellow musicians (she’s a singer) and actors. And when she isn’t working here in town, or on the Westworld set near Moab, she calls Nashville, Tenn., home. “Los Angeles can be too intense for me,” she says, explaining that she wants her son, who is 4 (his father is Wood’s ex, actor Jamie Bell), to have some space to be a kid, both literally and figuratively. “I feel like I’m always working here, even just walking down the street. Nashville is great because there are so many creative people there who are working and doing cool things, but nobody cares what you do. Or if they do, they’re lovely about it. I didn’t buy a farm or anything, but I have a yard and a guesthouse. There’s nature

“I’VE NEVER WANTED TO GO DOWN THE ROAD Feature tbd DOWN.” EVERYONE ELSE WAS-GOING Even if you haven’t seen her eerie performance as Westworld’s Dolores (which earned her both Golden Globe and Emmy nods), living a preprogrammed life in a sort of alternate-reality game where wealthy players get to act out twisted Old West fantasies among androids, chances are Wood has left a lasting impression on you from a different role. Starting with a few dramas on television (among them Once and Again and the original American Gothic) and her breakout role as a troubled teen in Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 film Thirteen, Wood has had an intense, often smoldering and mature on-screen presence for two decades. She played Mickey Rourke’s daughter in The Wrestler, a promiscuous intern in George Clooney’s The Ides of March and the vampire queen of Louisiana in True Blood. In person, Wood does not present as a boldly provocative movie star. Wearing wide-leg faded jeans, a striped T-shirt, tortoiseshell glasses and Vans, her hair in a reddish bob, you might guess that she is a manager at Urban Outfitters.

and a community. I wanted all of that for my son. I was just a couple of years older than he is when [my career] really started. And it’s weird to think about how short his life has been, and that is the only amount of time I had before I became an actor. I really like my life, the good and the bad of it, but I wouldn’t let my son do it.” When you watch performers grow up on screen, you can see how their choices shape them, and see who they are becoming based on the roles they take. Wood was raised in a North Carolina theater that her father ran surrounded by a “melting pot” of cultures, personalities and sexualities, and she has been working steadily for 25 years. At first, with her long, straw-blond hair and fair skin, she was cast as a thoughtful, serious daughter. Then, as she matured, she understood that her tastes were more eccentric. (You may remember that she was in a longterm relationship with Marilyn Manson.) “I’ve never wanted to go down the road everyone else was going down,” she

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says. “I wanted to go down the alleys and learn about the people who were different, talk to the weirdos and know their stories. I don’t always play dark characters. I mean, I’ve done comedies. But the darker roles are what people tend to remember.” Her latest big-screen role is Laura, a psychologically complicated cleaning woman who has a tangled family life and intense sexual encounters with strangers, in a film called Allure. Laura is a woman who is hard to like, who manipulates, traps and tortures a 16-year-old piano prodigy with a difficult home life of her own. Originally, the role was written for a man, by Canadian writerdirector team Carlos and Jason Sanchez. “Then they genderswapped it, which is when they approached me,” Wood says. “That was intriguing to me, that this role was now female, which you don’t really see, and it did explore

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with it, or you can put your detective hat on and try to figure it out. That’s what I love to do. I have a pretty good idea what it’s about. But there’s no way to really figure out this season. I read the final script and I said, ‘I have a couple of questions. First, what exactly is this?’” The questions the show’s creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, ask about the origin of consciousness, and the potential for artificial intelligence to outpace its human creators, are interesting enough to keep the cast (which includes Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Hopkins) and the audience on their toes. It doesn’t hurt that there’s plenty of nudity. “It’s not even weird anymore,” laughs Wood. “We’ve all been naked so often that it’s just normal. I show up to work and say, ‘OK, I’m naked in a lab. And Anthony Hopkins is here.’ It’s so surreal there isn’t

these kinds of situations in a way that I hadn’t quite seen before—from the eyes of two women. My biggest fear was that I wasn’t going to be a believable abuser, because I didn’t want to traumatize anyone. I think because I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager, I become very protective of younger actors.” Since Wood publicly came out as bisexual in 2011, she has embraced her voice as an advocate for LGBT civil and women’s rights. She writes essays for Nylon magazine and speaks frankly about changing social mores surrounding sexual identity in our culture. Wood received the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award at the 2017 North Carolina Gala, where she gave a candid speech about the importance of “representing

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the underrepresented.” Recently, she testified before Congress about her own history with sexual assault, detailing some truly horrific experiences but refusing to name her assailants, to protect herself from potentially draining court battles. She experiments with androgyny in her personal style, gravitating more toward sleek, tailored suits and what she calls a “futuristic,” modern aesthetic with stylist Samantha McMillen. She has also written a couple of screenplays and started exploring paths behind the camera, mainly as a director. In the meantime, Westworld is more than enough to keep an active brain like Wood’s occupied. (And, as of season three, she is receiving equal pay to her male co-stars.) “You can watch the show and go along

even time to be stressed.” And now that Wood is 30, she’s no longer the “baby” in the group and there is less pressure for her to prove herself time and again. She has experience, but still feels like she has a lot to learn. “People listen to me differently now,” says Wood, and she understands what her older colleagues have been trying to tell her all of these years. “Growing up as a child actor, I heard about regrets a lot,” she says. “I had a lot of people telling me not to live with regret. They drilled into my head how short and precious life is, so I made sure I didn’t care what anyone else thought.” And, like everything else Wood does with convincing ease, when she says this, you believe her. •

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and ON THE EVE OF HIS LACMA EXHIBITION, DAVID Feature HOCKNEY WELCOMED 40-SOME OF HIS SITTERS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS AT A REUNION. GO INSIDE C MAGAZINE’S PRIVATE VIEWING

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CATHERINE OPIE’s group portrait, shot exclusively for C on April 11, 2018, of DAVID HOCKNEY (center) and 45 of the sitters of “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” at the LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. See p.126 for the full list of names.


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David Hockney has a large, sweeping circle of close friends. And from July 2013 through March 2016, he painted portraits of 82 of his most intimate pals, family members and acquaintances, including longtime studio manager J-P Gonçalves de Lima; art world luminaries Larry Gagosian, Irving Blum and Douglas Baxter; Frank Gehry; his youngest brother, John Hockney; fashion designer Celia Birtwell; photographer Ray Charles White; conceptual artist John Baldessari; his housekeeper Patricia Choxon; and 13-year-old Rufus Hale (the son of artists Tacita Dean and Matthew Hale), who was just 11 when he sat for the artist. Although Hockney once proclaimed, “I don’t value prizes of any sort,” he has won countless awards (in 2003, he received the prestigious Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award of the Florence Biennale). Yet when offered a knighthood in 1990, he declined the recognition. Charmingly modest, Hockney is considered by many to be the greatest living artist today. “Hockney is so famous, so popular, such a great talker and character that it’s easy to take him for granted as an artist,” Jonathan Jones, the art critic of The Guardian, once said. “He is one of only a handful of 20th-century British artists who added anything to the image bank of the world’s imagination.” All 82 sitters arrived at Hockney’s studio, and all posed in the same chair on the same platform with the same blue curtain behind them. The portraits—each strikingly distinct thanks to the organic emotion captured from each subject through gaze and body language—are hung in chronological order in two light-filled spaces at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The massive “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” exhibition is ultimately viewed as elements that comprise one extraordinary body of work: a truly up-close, personal look at Hockney’s innermost circle. The portraits (and one still life), all acrylic on canvas, originated at the Royal Academy of Arts in London before traveling to: Venice, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; Melbourne, Australia; and finally Los Angeles, the city Hockney has lovingly called home for more than three decades. Why 82 portraits? It was quite simply the number of canvases that fit perfectly in the Royal Academy of Arts. Well, to be

From top: The BCAM at LACMA, where the body of work is on view. Opie setting up the group portrait. The entrance to Hockney’s “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” exhibit.

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specific, one person didn’t make the final cut. “If you don’t get it the first day, you’re not going to get it,” Hockney explains while sitting among his work at LACMA. He refuses to name who got eighty-sixed. “He wasn’t looking at me, so that’s why I left him out, but I did paint his daughter.” Forever stylish and easily recognizable, Hockney is sporting his trademark round spectacles, a custom-made bright blue and pink striped Hermès cardigan, khakis with paint splatters, and a blue case

holding his iPhone, slung loosely around his neck, with “Tel.” scrawled across the front in white. He’s gentle, but mischievous—smiling and laughing frequently. He sits languidly—a little slouched like a teenager. And his voice is soft with a slight gravel. “When I had done about 60, I realized, well, this is going to be an important piece of work,” Hockney says. Each portrait took two to three days to complete. Sitters arrived at his studio at

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From top: MICHAEL GOVAN, LACMA’s director, speaks at the private lunch in the gallery for Hockney and his sitters. The chair used for all 82 of Hockney’s portraits. The artist’s single still life for the show.

9:30 a.m. sharp and held their pose for three hours while Hockney sketched in charcoal the first day to outline what he wanted to capture. Then there was a lunch break—and for Hockney a chance to smoke cigarettes (he still chain-smokes Camels and, during a private lunch for the sitters, insisted on a table outside the exhibition building that had an ashtray and a sign that commanded: “Reserved for Mr. Hockney”). The afternoon was another three-hour session. “I was very jet-lagged. I kept nodding off,” admits Pace Gallery president Douglas Baxter, who first met Hockney in Los Angeles around the early ’80s. “And at the end, David said, ‘I didn’t really get you.’ I remember looking at it together on the third day when he was done. I was standing there and he took out a canvas and did a quick, kind of oil sketch of me with my arms akimbo, looking at my portrait. It’s a fabulous thing—very spontaneous, very free.” Baxter pauses, then sighs. “Unfortunately, he didn’t give it to me.” Peter Goulds, Hockney’s art dealer for 40 years and the founder of L.A. Louver gallery in Venice, notes that Hockney

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is completely silent while working. “He doesn’t talk. Your exchange is in the pauses during cigarettes. I was very relaxed those three days. I’m pleased with it. My mother didn’t like it. She said, ‘You don’t have pouting lips.’” As Goulds’ eyes darted around the gallery at LACMA, the early afternoon California sun infusing a sun-kissed glow, he noticed: “The light here is very much like the top light in his studio. These paintings are being seen in a way that is corresponding to the way they were made—startlingly so, in that sense. This has this generosity of light. The beauty is how far they read across the room.” Methodical and precise in his approach to each session, Hockney had only one cancellation. “My father had just died,” recalls Ayn Grinstein, a close confidante of Hockney and the daughter of Gemini G.E.L. co-founders Elyse and Stanley Grinstein. “I ended up doing the portrait three days after my father’s funeral, which David went to.” While most of the portraits capture the joyfulness of the sitters, Grinstein’s grief over the loss of her father can be sensed in her somber, far-off eyes


and the slight slump of her pose. “She just came another day,” Hockney says of Grinstein. “I thought I might as well do something else, so I just got some fruit and put it on the [bench] and painted it.” Hence, the one still life in the show. Blum, a legendary art dealer who met Hockney in the ’60s, remembers his session as if it were yesterday. “It was absolutely wonderful,” he gushes. “I thought the experience was completely brilliant. You go up to the studio and you don’t say anything, and then around 12:30 you break for lunch. He’s completely enchanting, telling funny stories, talking about the old days. And then you go back to the studio and he doesn’t say a word. I loved being with him.” Sounding more like a 30-something art world insider than a 13-year-old, Hale recounts, “It was 10 days after my 11th birthday. It was the first time I’d ever sat for a portrait. I knew it was a big deal. I kept still. It was still a challenge for an 11-year-old not to move about. The way he paints is: He doesn’t speak, and then he stands back and looks at his work. I was mostly thinking how important this was going to be. I didn’t grasp the full magnitude of it all, but I knew it was rather important.” Hockney’s immense body of work— from brightly colored landscapes to his iconic pool paintings to his intimate photographs and compelling portraits— is closely associated with Los Angeles, the city of which he once said: “In my old age, I’ll be in L.A.” “I’ve always preferred L.A. to New York,” Hockney confesses with a whisper and a boyish smile. “New York goes that way [he throws his long arms upward toward the sky] and L.A. goes this way [he shoots his arms from left to right]. It’s nicer here. It’s greener. I first came here 50 years ago. It is home.” Hockney grew up in Bradford, an industrial city in the north of England. He ventured to California and instantly fell in love with Los Angeles. “California is always in my mind,” he once said. Baxter muses: “I think probably there was something about his being gay that made California in the ’60s seem like the place to be—the sense of freedom, the lack of a defined social or class structure.” No artist has rendered the light, the laidback mood and the Continued on p.126

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First row (left to right): IRVING BLUM, friend and L.A.-based art dealer. JOAN AGAJANIAN QUINN, friend and L.A.-based writer, photographer and collector. RUFUS HALE, 13-yearold son of artists Tacita Dean and Matthew Hale. Second row: DAGNY CORCORAN, friend. BRAD BONTEMS, friend and L.A.based garden designer. RICHARD SASSIN, friend. Third row: DOUGLAS ROBERTS, friend and L.A.-based art dealer. STEPHANIE BARRON, senior curator and department head of Modern Art at LACMA. GARY WOOD, friend and artist. Fourth row: LACMA Trustee and Board Co-Chair ELAINE WYNN and Director MICHAEL GOVAN. GREGORY EVANS, Hockney’s curator and business manager. Fifth row: DR. LEON BANKS, L.A.based pediatrician and collector. RAY CHARLES WHITE, friend and New York-based photographer. DOMINIQUE DEROCHE, longtime director of the press office of Yves Saint Laurent.


FROM SKULLS TO BUTTERFLIES, MATADORS TO BISON, THE NATIVE CULTURE OF MEXICAN DESIGNER COUPLE DANIELA VILLEGAS AND SAMI HAYEK IS REFLECTED IN THEIR COLORFUL IN THE tbd HOUSECANYON

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Clockwise: Watching over the sun-filled living room is an enormous bison head, which is the couple’s latest acquisition. An 18-karat-gold rhino beetle ring with emerald and tsavorites, designed by Villegas. Sourced from Peru’s Sacred Valley, the quilted wall hanging in the breakfast nook is made of various leftover fabrics, including cotton, wool, alpaca fleece and velvet.

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eponymous jewelry line (carried in boutiques worldwide, including Just One Eye in Los Angeles), and Hayek, whose impressive portfolio encompasses modern and sustainable furniture lines, residential and commercial interior design, home accessories, and a concept jet for Bentley. Married for eight years, they are a study in how creative partnerships succeed—each supporting the other’s passion and drive. “Sami encourages


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The glass-top dining room table— one of SAMI HAYEK’s signature pieces—has Mexican flower motifs hand-carved into its barro negro base. Opposite, from top: In the living room, Hayek reclines with the couple’s Maltipoo, Tito, on the walnut-and-leather multi-position chaise that he designed. A framed beetle, which represents strength, power, structure and community.

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me to travel and explore,” says Villegas, whose passport shows entry into Tahiti, Bhutan, Uruguay, Paris and Japan in the past year alone. They are also an irrefutably fashionable pair—with a particular affinity for Gucci dresses, sweaters and fur-lined slides, a sartorial nod to family ties. (Hayek’s sister, actor Salma Hayek Pinault, is married to François-Henri Pinault, the CEO of Kering, which owns the fashion house.) Predicated on a study of indigenous species around the globe, Villegas’ glittering one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate nature and its inhabitants—from birds to fish to bugs. “I love insects,” she says. “I feel very connected to them.” Designing from home, she divines inspiration from the hundreds of glass-framed specimens that decorate her colorful Josef Frank floral-covered walls. When creating, Villegas injects an element of whimsy. “I like to make them look friendly so sometimes I make their eyes extra big or give them a smile.” Her collections are as beautiful as they are symbolic. Bejeweled beetles have been a constant since she debuted her brand 10 years ago: Made with 18-karat gold, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds, they represent strength, power, structure and community. Other prominent totems, which appear in rings, necklaces, earrings, tiaras and

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Villegas’ office, which is covered in JOSEF FRANK floral wallpaper, is packed with worldly trinkets, books and myriad objets d’art from which she draws inspiration.

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The guest bathroom’s walls are clad in a palm tree-motif wallpaper that the couple sourced from London.


Clockwise from left: Hayek leans against his 1984 BMW 633CSi. The ceramic hand sculpture in the front yard is from AMERICAN RAG CIE. in Los Angeles. Villegas gifted the vintage tiger pitcher to Hayek, whose nickname, “El Tigre,” is a nod to his protective, loyal and masculine characteristics. A pair of antique mushroom-shaped lamps, under a photograph by ZACK WHITFORD, belonged to Villegas’ great-great-grandfather.

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and for the dialogue that is created when you pair them.” By way of example, he points to a side table in his living room, made from a barro negro (black clay) base with a bronze tabletop. This clay, indigenous to Oaxaca, Mexico, is one of his signature mediums. When he launched A Hayek-designed walnut-and-steel bookshelf houses petite vases from Paris and an antique Murano glass box, another family heirloom.

his hugely successful Espacio furniture collection at New York City’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, in 2011, his barro negro pieces, which showcased the craftsmanship of Oaxaca’s artisans, became objects of obsession in the design world. “Every Continued on p.126


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Model JOCELYN CHEW at Vision Los Angeles. Hair and makeup by JENNA ANTON at Forward Artists using Giorgio Armani Beauty. Manicure by EMI KUDO at Opus Beauty using Chanel Le Vernis.

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group portrait in which artist Catherine Opie photographed 45 of the subjects in the adjacent space surrounded by their portraits, a VIP reception attracted everyone from Brad Pitt to director Christopher Nolan. Hockney is famously approachable and friendly, willingly posing for photo after photo with his friends and fans alike. He’s thoughtful with every person who approaches him and makes lots of eye contact—as if he is studying you to paint. “When I was finishing these portraits I did start looking back,” he admits, his ocean-blue eyes scanning his portraits. “I looked way, way back and that’s what made me see the reverse perspective. I’d used it before and then I realized I could do something with this today,” he explains, nodding toward the 25-foot photomural, his newest masterpiece. “I’ve really been looking back at my work in a way I hadn’t before for 20 or 30 years,” he reflects. “I’ve always said I live in the now.” “82 Portraits and 1 Stilllife.” Through July 29. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BCAM, Level 3, Nathanson Gallery, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323-8576000; lacma.org. •

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zeitgeist of Los Angeles in the way that Hockney has. “He really saw the place,” elaborates Blum. “He saw the various eccentricities of the place and the identifying features of the place—and he captured it all. No one really has in as great a way.” As Hockney approaches his 81st birthday, with both a massive, roving sold-out retrospective that just closed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the new portrait series at LACMA, he shows no signs of slowing down. Unlike many artists who turn their backs on and noses up at modern technology, Hockney boldly embraces it, creating portraits on his iPad and constantly exploring new ways to make images. “This is old work as far as David is concerned,” laughs Stephanie Barron, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of modern art, of the show. Outside the exhibit on a bridge is a 25-foot-long photomural titled In The Studio, December 2017, in which Hockney intricately investigates reverse perspective. It took 3,000 photographs of his studio (in which Hockney stands in the middle, surrounded by his paintings) and a cuttingedge photogrammetric computer software program to compose the three-dimensional scene. The shadows were added digitally. “It is a photograph that makes us rethink photography,” Barron declares. This constant curiosity and obsession with photography and gadgetry is not only what keeps Hockney’s work fresh and relevant, but also keeps him young. He still has a childlike quality and a fresh, eager curiosity in his eyes. “He’s living with technology as if he were a 20-year-old,” explains Goulds. “That curiosity has always been with him. He’s an image-maker. Yes, drawing and painting is the basis. [But] the big photo mural is the cornerstone of where we are now and where we are going.” After the private seated lunch for the sitters, a meal served at one long table in the gallery (a first at LACMA), preceded by a

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object holds the story of the people who created it,” he says. While Hayek’s designs (which can be found in the Twentieth showroom in Los Angeles, and via his Hayek Studio website) have multicultural influences, he remains committed to helping artisans in small Mexican communities (in states such as Jalisco and Nayarit) where the Huichol Indians, known for their exquisite beading, live. “These people are like family,” says Hayek. “I go and see what tools and methods and materials they are using. I keep the craft authentic, but I teach them how to tailor their objects for life in a contemporary world.” When pieces are sold, the profits go to their makers. Spending time with Villegas and Hayek is an indoctrination into their shared world. Culture abounds—from the Spanish they speak to their menagerie of skulls, tucked into bookshelves and nooks throughout their house, which honor Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that celebrates the dead—and also happens to be Villegas’ birthday. Creative energy hums around them as they each ready to launch their latest projects. Hers is a collaboration with NBCUniversal commemorating the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park. “I re-created symbols of strength and evolution,” she says of the sparkly, smiley dinosaur pieces, which will be sold through her retailers, including Moda Operandi. On his end, Hayek will soon be launching an outdoor furniture collection with the Brazilian company Tidelli. And, not surprisingly, the gracious and ebullient pair love to entertain. They have a core group of friends who come for game nights and dinner. “We sit here,” says Villegas, gesturing toward the gorgeous Hayekdesigned barro negro, glass-topped dining table, “and play Mexican dominoes or Continental.” (The latter is a card game similar to gin rummy.) “It gets very competitive,” she laughs. Guests sip Hayek’s custom small-batch mescal, Salvación, which will be available in stores later this year, and “we use Postmates. I’d rather pay attention to my friends than be in the kitchen,” explains Villegas. After all, everything for these two comes back to connection. “We are always busy,” says Hayek. “But we are committed to being in the moment.” •

PHOTO: COURTESY OF CATHERINE OPIE. ARTWORK: COURTESY OF DAVID HOCKNEY.

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in silver, $45, Gorjana, Laguna Beach, 949-715-8166;

$71,000, Buccellati, B.H., 310-276-7022. p.118

shopesqueleto.com. Gorjana G ring set in silver, $45,

gorjana.com. Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Mid Star

Pomellato Iconica rose gold bracelets, $9,950-$23,000,

Gorjana, Laguna Beach, 949-715-8166; gorjana.com.

sneakers, $690, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, L.A.,

Nudo Blue Topaz ring, $1,750, Nudo Lemon Quartz

323-424-7453; goldengoosedeluxebrand.com. p.87

Classic ring, $2,350, Nudo Madeira Quartz ring, $3,200,

FULL BLOOM

Gucci ivory-black Elton John-inspired technical jersey

Nudo Blue Topaz Assoluto ring, $4,600, and Nudo

p.50 Etro Women’s PF18 Rainbow bag, $1,800, Etro,

long-sleeve crew neck top with sculpted shoulders,

Amethyst Assoluto ring, $5,900, Neiman Marcus, B.H.,

B.H., 310-248-2855; etro.com. Louis Vuitton silhouette

$1,900, and black technical jersey overalls with

310-550-5900; pomellato.com. Mikoh briefs, $90;

ankle boot, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H.,

detachable self stirrups on the bottom, $980, Gucci,

mikoh.com. p.119 Marco Bicego Paradise earrings

310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Gucci Medium

B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Jennie Kwon Designs

hand-engraved in 18-karat yellow gold with citrine,

Boston bag in white fabric with flower print, metal

black and white diamond earring, 14-karat gold,

$4,250, Saks Fifth Avenue, S.F., 415-986-4300. p.120

double G, green-red-green web details and detachable

Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com.

David Yurman High Jewelry Petals necklace with

shoulder strap, $2,590, Gucci, B.H., 310-278-3451;

Gorjana G ring set in silver, $45, Gorjana, Laguna

diamonds and rhodiated black white gold price upon

gucci.com. Jimmy Choo silver velvet with peony

Beach, 949-715-8166; gorjana.com. p.88 Tod’s leather

request, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618;

crystal embroidery platform sandals, $1,295;

top with piping, $3,445, and leather pant with piping,

davidyurman.com. p.122 Bulgari Serpenti High

jimmychoo.com. Weekend Max Mara Aegean Sun

$2,845, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591; tods.com. Jennie

Jewelry Necklace in 18-karat white gold with

Collection by Micol Sabbadini, cotton printed bag,

Kwon Designs black and white diamond earring,

aquamarine, sapphire, tanzanite and diamond, price

$350, Weekend Max Mara, C.M., 714-754-7900.

14-karat gold, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508;

upon request, Bulgari, B.H., 310-858-9216; bulgari.com.

Salvatore Ferragamo Fiore watch with rose-gold IP,

shopesqueleto.com. p.89 Tom Ford leather V-neck,

p.123 Cartier Amulette de Cartier rings, XS model in

$1,095; bloomingdales.com. Michael Kors Collection

$2,450, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com.

18-karat rose gold with onyx and diamonds, $2,380

White/Crimson Rosebud Calf Blaire d’Orsay pump,

Jennie Kwon Designs black and white diamond

each, Amulette de Cartier ring, small model in 18-karat

$595, Michael Kors, B.H., 310-777-8862. Prada bag,

earring, 14-karat gold, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508;

yellow gold, diamond, $5,500, Amulette de Cartier

$2,290, Prada, B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. Dolce &

shopesqueleto.com. p.90 Dior lurex gold herringbone

bracelet, large model in 18-karat yellow gold with

Gabbana Maiolica wedges, $1,295, Dolce & Gabbana,

bar jacket, $4,600, and lurex gold herringbone pant,

onyx, black lacquer and diamonds, $72,000, Cartier,

B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. Longchamp Le

$1,500, Dior, B.H., 310-859-4700. Jennie Kwon Design

B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com. Mikoh briefs, $90;

Pliage Héritage Hobo Bag in Anemone, $755,

black and white diamond earring, 14-karat gold,

mikoh.com. p.124 David Webb Cabochon emerald,

Longchamp, C.M., 714-436-1963. Oscar de la Renta

Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com.

fluted azurmalachite, and 18-karat gold ring, $18,800,

silk point flower pavé brooch, $320, Oscar de la Renta,

Gorjana G ring set in silver, $45, Gorjana, Laguna

Wave ring with brilliant-cut diamonds, light blue

W.H., 323-653-0200. Fendi white python micro

Beach, 949-715-8166; gorjana.com. Harry Kotlar

enamel, and 18-karat gold, $23,500, oval-cut peridot,

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peekaboo with blue floral design, $6,500; fendi.com. STAR POWER

Crown Collection band in platinum with hearts and

brilliant-cut diamonds, hammered 18-karat gold, and

arrows melee diamonds, $7,820, Shreve & Co. S.F.,

platinum, $68,000, cabochon sapphire, baguette and

415-421-2600. p.91 Louis Vuitton embroidered

brilliant-cut diamonds, and 18-karat gold, price upon

bi-material redingote, embroidered boot cut pant, and

request, Crescent necklace carved lapis lazuli,

diamonds and rubies, price upon request;

LV Archlight sneakers, prices upon request, B.H.,

cabochon turquoise, brilliant-cut diamonds, 18-karat

graffdiamonds.com. Harry Kotlar 18-karat yellow gold

310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Harry Kotlar Crown

gold and platinum, price upon request, David Webb,

ring from The Vault Collection with Fancy Pink

collection band in platinum with hearts and arrows

B.H., 310-858-8006. p.125 Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond, $38,420, Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-421-2600.

melee diamonds, $7,820, Shreve & Co. S.F.,

Cerfs-Volants ring from Cerfs-Volants collection

De Beers Talisman white gold full diamond band

415-421-2600. p.92 Balenciaga brown wool

featuring a tourmaline, diamonds, sapphires, pink and mauve sapphires set in 18-karat white gold, price upon

p.52 Graff ruby and diamond Swirl ring with

with diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, $10,300;

houndstooth Scooter Car coat, $3,500, Balenciaga,

debeers.com. Lagos Caviar Gold gold ring, $2,000;

B.H., 310-854-0557; balenciaga.com. Melissa Joy

request, Van Cleef & Arpels, C.M., 714-545-9500;

lagos.com. Moritz Glik yellow-gold ring with rose-cut

Manning 14-karat gold and Herkimer quartz earrings,

vancleefarpels.com.

color sapphires and diamonds, $5,920; moritzglik.com. Forevermark Cluster Shield ring set in white gold,

$300, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto .com. p.94 Thom Browne single-breasted jacket in tulle

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price upon request; forevermark.com. Piaget

seersucker embroidery, price upon request, low slung

Extremely Piaget Sunlight ring in rose gold, $27,700;

sack short in tulle seersucker embroidery, price upon

rings, $3,700, denim jeans with metal rings, $3,500,

piaget.com. Chopard Copacabana Collection ring

request, Barney’s New York, B.H., 310-276-4400.

and veil beret in cotton, $740, Dior, B.H., 310-859-

p.130 Dior denim jacket with patch pockets and metal

featuring yellow and orange sapphire briolettes, price

Melissa Joy Manning 14-karat gold and Herkimer

4700; dior.com. Charlotte Olympia mules with knot

upon request; chopard.com. Hearts On Fire Aerial

quartz earrings, $300, Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508;

feature, $575; charlotteolympia.com.

Cross Over Right Hand ring, with multiple diamond

shopesqueleto.com. Gorjana G ring set in silver, $45,

bands, starting at $8,250, Shreve & Co., S.F.,

Gorjana, Laguna Beach, 949-715-8166; gorjana.com.

CORRECTION

415-421-2600. Chanel Fine Jewelry Sailor Tattoo ring

Makeup: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation,

In the April 2018 issue in “Sunny-Side Up” (p.64), the

in yellow gold, price upon request, Chanel Fine

$60, Soleil Tan De Chanel makeup base, $50, Le

sunglasses (shown below) were miscredited. Oliver

Jewelry, B.H., 310-278-5500. Asprey The Storm ring

GelSourcils eyebrow gel, $32, Stylo Sourcils

Peoples Watts Sun Brushed Gold + Blue sunglasses,

with a swirl of diamonds, $64,000, Asprey, B.H.,

Waterproof eyebrow pencil, $33, Inimitable Intense

$590, Oliver Peoples, Malibu, 310-456-1333;

310-550-0520; asprey.com. Effy Jewelry rose-gold and

mascara in Brun, $32, and Le Rouge Crayon de

oliverpeoples.com.

diamond ring, $12,398; effyjewelry.com. Louis

Couleur in Nude, $37; chanel.com.

Vuitton solitaire ring in white gold, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, B.H. 310-859-0457;

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louisvuitton.com. Polly Wales Skull ring with ombré

p.115 Harry Winston Caftan Double Row necklace

gray, champagne and white diamonds, $11,000,

featuring diamonds set platinum, and Secret Cluster

Esqueleto, L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com.

diamond bracelet set in platinum, prices upon request,

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VENICE BETWEEN THE HISTORIC CANALS AND WORLD-FAMOUS BOARDWALK, COOL BLUES AND DENIM MAKE WAVES IN THIS BOHO BEACH TOWN EDITED BY ANUSH BENLIYAN AND REBECCA RUSSELL 1. BALENCIAGA Ville Bowling logo bag, $2,290, Balenciaga, B.H. 2. GIORGIO ARMANI D’Artiste sunglasses, $330, Giorgio Armani, L.A. 3. REEBOK Classic leather sneakers, $70, reebok.com. 4. DONNI Tini top, $98, shopdonni.com. 5. RE/DONE overall denim dress, $595, shopredone.com. 6. MARYSIA French Gramercy maillot, $389, marysia.com. 7. CHANEL necklace, $2,900, similar styles available, Chanel, B.H. 8. LEVI’S MADE & CRAFTED Surf Surplus trench coat, $348, levi.com. 9. BRITT MERRICK FOR H. MERRICK surfboard, price upon request, hmerrickofcalifornia .com. 10. ROBERTO CAVALLI Pre-Fall 2018. 11. MIU MIU boots, $1,150, miumiu.com. 12. ST. ROCHE striped running shorts, $285, intermixonline.com. 13. COS leather bag, $99, cosstores.com. 14. IRENE NEUWIRTH yellow-gold and turquoise earrings, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth, W.H. 15. FENTY X PUMA Spring/Summer 2018. 16. MARQUES’ ALMEIDA Spring/Summer 2018. 17. NATAN MOSS X HOLLYWOOD AT HOME candle, $95, c-stateofmind.com. 18. ORIBE Featherbalm Weightless Styler, $42, oribe.com.

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“Acting saved me,” says Emily Ruhl, a former model. “It forced me to be honest with myself in ways that I hadn’t been. I have a much healthier relationship with myself and my body now.” Born in Texas, the 22-year-old was discovered by a modeling scout at age 13 while attending New York Fashion Week with her dad. She then moved to Tokyo, followed by New York, but Ruhl eventually became disillusioned. “I was trying to sell perfection,” she says, which “causes more harm than good because it creates unattainable goals.” While Ruhl still models for the likes of Pop & Suki and KKW Beauty, she has since focused her attention on acting. She recently made her on-screen debut in Drake Doremus’ Netflix drama Newness, which stars Nicholas Hoult, with whom her character goes on a blind date. “To be able to work with Nicholas for my first role? I mean…,” she says. (Plus, “we got to make out. It was the first day on set, so that was very lovely.”) The film is about romance that happens through an online dating app, which is particularly ironic given how the actor first landed in Los Angeles. “I met a guy on Tinder who lived between New York and L.A.,” says Ruhl, who used a modeling job as an excuse to visit him in California. Though they only dated for two more weeks after that, she never left L.A. “Now we live on the same floor, in the same building. They say that you meet people for a reason.” • L INDZI SCH ARF

HAIR: PETE LAMDEN. MAKEUP: JO STRETTELL AT TRACEY MATTINGLY USING JILLIAN DEMPSEY. NAILS: LISA PEÑA WONG AT OPUS BEAUTY USING PRETTY SIMPLE ESSIE GEL COUTURE. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.127.

DIOR jacket, $3,700, jeans, $3,500, and beret, $740. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA mules, $575. Bracelet, Ruhl’s own.


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