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L.A.’s members club boom will see the best of London and New York opening on the West Coast. But which outpost will lure the “in” crowd?
142 THOROUGHLY MODERN MEGHAN With her breezy Californian approach, Meghan Markle is bringing the British royal family bang up to date.
148 GIRL TALK An outspoken voice in a new generation of activists, multihyphenate Rowan Blanchard opens up to Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy on fashion, film and feminism.
160 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN A traffic-stopping combination of clashing prints and extreme textures makes for a wild ride along Mulholland Drive.
174 HOUSE OF STYLE Zoë and Olivier de Givenchy’s Trousdale Estates home is a welcoming West Coast paradise for the international family.
182 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS Layers of delicate embroidery and swaths of shearling play up the softer side of the season.
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“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN” (P.160): KURT ISWARIENKO. “HOUSE OF STYLE” (P.174): SAM FROST. “SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS” (P.182): ALISTAIR TAYLOR-YOUNG. “GIRL TALK” (P.148): ZOEY GROSSMAN. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.195.
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136 On Our Cover ROWAN BLANCHARD wearing a GUCCI gown, GLYNNETH B tiara and HOUSE OF EMMANUELE ring. Photography by ZOEY GROSSMAN. Creative and fashion direction by ALISON EDMOND. Hair by LAURIE HEAPS using Redken. Makeup by AMY STROZZI at TMG-LA using Tom Ford. Nails by CHRISTINA AVILES at Opus Beauty using Essentiel by Adele.
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62 FOUNDER’S LETTER Just like the movies.
64 C PEOPLE Who’s who in this issue of C.
66 BEHIND THE SCENES 68 #CMYCALIFORNIA Jeweler Eddie Borgo’s latest setting.
79 C WHAT’S HOT Rooney Mara’s stylish new role. Louis Vuitton makes big moves in Costa Mesa. Stargazing with astrologist Susan Miller.
89 C FASHION Backstage with Saint Laurent’s androgynous dark fantasy collection. Animal prints get unleashed for fall.
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109 C BEAUTY Jennifer Lawrence is the epitome of Joy. A travel-inspired line evokes vacation nostalgia. Transdermal microneedle infusion.
115 C DESIGN Artist Carly Kuhn is quick on the draw. Highland Park’s Studio Kō pays homage to Korean tradition.
121 C MENU Tesse puts Sunset Strip back on the dining map. Stunning views meet Italian cuisine at Santa Monica’s Élephante.
127 C TRAVEL London ups the fashion ante.
131 C CULTURE
Alex Prager steps into the frame.
194 SHOPPING GUIDE
196 WHEN IN Dynamic Downtown San Francisco.
198 PHOTO FINISH Rebecca Rittenhouse finds her calling.
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FRUIT (P.118): COURTESY OF STUDIO KŌ. FRAGRANCE (P.109): COURTESY OF DIOR. EARRINGS (P.106): COURTESY OF FADE TO BLACK. LIP BALM (P.110): COURTESY OF LE PARADIS. VERTIGO EXTERIOR (P.136): JAMES RUEBSAMEN, HERALD-EXAMINER COLLECTION/LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY. POOL (P.86): CARMEN CHAN. RUNWAY (P.98): COURTESY OF PRADA. DESIGN MUSEUM EXTERIOR (P.128): GRAVITY ROAD. ELLEN (2007) (P.131): COURTESY OF ALEX PRAGER. SHOE (P.100): COURTESY OF GUCCI. CRUDITÉS (P.122): COURTESY OF MAKANI. AZZEDINE ALAIA WITH NAOMI CAMPBELL (P.128): ARTHUR ELGORT, COURTESY OF THE DESIGN MUSEUM.
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This issue marks our 13th anniversary and is full of cinematic moments, big and small: stories that tell the narrative of life on our shores. Having lived in California for more than 25 years, I am well-versed in the grand geological gestures—be it admiring a Yosemite or Joshua Tree landscape, or reveling in the exhilaration of hitting a perfect stretch of Pacific Coast Highway with the music blasting from the stereo—and can happily admit I’m still hooked. In fact, the whole premise of C Magazine came from the idea to create a love letter to this state. And, as in every issue, our pages are emblematic of life in the West. With fashion as the directive, the September book is full of the season’s best. We wear our clothes in a different way than most of the world. Dictated by our climes and by our attitudes, there is a laid-back vibe that permeates our sartorial sway (case in point: the Duchess of Sussex, whose influence we spotlight in “Thoroughly Modern Meghan,” p.142). Alison Edmond, our executive fashion and creative director, styled all three of our portfolios with that in mind, curating the finest from the collections and infusing them with a dose of California cool. Working with dream teams of photographers, and hair and makeup artists, the stories presented reflect a relaxed glamour only seen from this vantage. It was this view that lured Zoë and Olivier de Givenchy (of the legendary fashion family) from London to La-La Land—finding a perch on top of the perfect promontory in the fabled Trousdale Estates. We go inside their stylish home to savor their SoCal idyll. Artist Alex Prager knows a thing or two about casting; her works are famously thoughtful and painstakingly produced. Given our love of celebrating strong, successful women in our midst, we were naturally thrilled when she invited C into her workspace, where she shared a few secrets to her success as the art world continues to watch her every move with bated breath. Speaking of the public gaze, cover star Rowan Blanchard is used to it: After all, she has been in the public eye for most of her 16 years. And, as she tells Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Blanchard’s successful transition from Disney darling to dramatic actor and activist is just the beginning. We highlight fall’s fanciful frocks on this golden girl, a shoo-in for “most likely to succeed.” At the end of the day, or before the credits roll, we love a happy ending. Life lived in the Golden State often seems to promise this, and while it does have its trials (hello, traffic and taxes!), from my point of view, the good far outweighs the bad. I, for one, fall for it over and over again, with every single vivid sunset. And scene!
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Who’s who behind the scenes of this issue, plus their favorite California places BY ER I C KA FRAN K L I N
Zoey Grossman “I love that Rowan [Blanchard] is so young, but isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in,” says photographer Zoey Grossman, who shot the actor for “Girl Talk,” p.148. Grossman’s client list includes CoverGirl, Vogue and Paper magazine. The Los Angeles-based talent recently directed a new music video and minidocumentary for Christina Aguilera. C SPOTS • The Dresden, a bar in Los Feliz with amazing performers • Lake Arrowhead, to be completely surrounded by nature • The PetStaurant in Sherman Oaks is the best for pet food
Kate and Laura Mulleavy “Rowan [Blanchard] is an incredible woman,” says Kate Mulleavy, who along with her sister, Laura, interviewed the cover star for “Girl Talk,” p.148. “It felt as if we were just catching up.” The designers, who founded the California-based label Rodarte in 2005, are the subjects of an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., this fall. C SPOTS • Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale for atmosphere • The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove • Virgil Normal, the incredible Silver Lake store of our friends Shirley Kurata and Charlie Staunton
Pauline Hoarau “I got to be a [farm] girl and was cured of my spider phobia,” says model Pauline Hoarau of appearing in the prairieinspired “Splendor in the Grass,” p.182. After being discovered at an Elite Model Look competition in 2012, Hoarau left her native Reunion Island to become a New Yorker. She has walked for the likes of Chanel and Balmain, and posed for glossies including Glass. C SPOTS • Hiking in the hills above Encino • Pacific Palisades’ Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, where a portion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are housed • Venice Beach for people-watching
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“It was as if I was filming for a real movie,” says Mengmeng Wei of the experience modeling for “Catch Me If You Can,” p.160. With work for Giorgio Armani and Opening Ceremony under her belt, Arcadia-based Wei is currently working on her own couture brand. C SPOTS • Chong Qing Yao Mei in Old Town Pasadena for the spicy pot base and tender beef • Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana for their Puffle Cone • Vichy Springs Resort in Ukiah to relax
Roya Nikkhah “With the British monarchy steeped in tradition, it has been fascinating to report on how a Californian is making waves,” says Roya Nikkhah, who wrote about Meghan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex) for “Thoroughly Modern Meghan,” p.142. The London-based journalist is a royal correspondent for The Sunday Times. C SPOTS • Skiing Mammoth Lake’s epic mountains • Santa Barbara for bikinis by day and cashmere at night • Hearst Castle in San Simeon for the over-the-top history of one of the publishing industry’s all-time greats
MULLEAVY SISTERS: MERRICK MORTON, COURTESY OF RODARTE. WEI: BENJO ARWAS. NIKKHAH: RAY MILLS (PICTURE EDITOR, THE SUNDAY TIMES).
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Model Pauline Hoarau scales new fashion heights in our prairie-inspired portfolio, staged in an early 19th-century barn, p.182.
Actor Rebecca Rittenhouse, who will star in next month’s Into the Dark on Hulu, has a laugh during her Photo Finish shoot, p.198.
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Lensman Kurt Iswarienko captures model Mengmeng Wei with a RED camera at sunset over L.A.’s iconic Mulholland Drive, p.160.
Carly Kuhn (left), aka The Cartorialist, fills in Melissa Goldstein, senior contributing editor, on her foray into the home space at her Larchmont abode, p.115.
Cover girl Rowan Blanchard strikes a pose for Zoey Grossman inside the glamour-laden Paramour Estate in Silver Lake, p.148.
With crew in tow, photographer Dylan Coulter leads the charge outside artist Alex Prager’s Silver Lake studio, p.131.
HOARAU, BLANCHARD, PRAGER: ALISON EDMOND. WEI, KUHN: MAYA HARRIS. RITTENHOUSE: MARK GRIFFIN CHAMPION.
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SNAPSHOTS OF THE GOLDEN STATE, AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS BIGGEST FANS EDITED BY ANUSH BENLIYAN
In the decade since he debuted his eponymous accessories label, Eddie Borgo has earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award, collaborated on a capsule collection with Tiffany & Co., and amassed a loyal following of stylists and fashion editors with his modern, structural costume jewelry and handbags. The designer relaunched his brand earlier this year, with new West Coast partners, and plans to introduce fine-jewelry and home ranges in 2019. Freshly bicoastal, Borgo now divides his time between New York City and his new bungalow in the Los Feliz Oaks. eddieborgo.com.
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“Pottery is my newest hobby. This Atwater Village studio lets you visit as often as you’d like between classes.” 2992 Glendale Blvd., L.A., 323-351-1906; thepotterystudio.com.
Joseff of Hollywood “The warehouse of legendary costume jeweler Eugene Joseff is one of my go‑to places to do research.”
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“Watching classic movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of my favorite things to do in L.A. Nothing in New York compares.” 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 323-522-6870; cinespia.org.
“Stay at the Serenity Cabin and make use of the claw‑ footed bathtub on the deck overlooking the redwoods.” 38621 Palo Colorado Rd., Carmel, 831-601-9686; rosehavencabins.com.
“Visitors collect the stones on the shores of this magical beach to use in jewelry, among other things.” Cambria.
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Looks from HIRAETH’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. “Color gets so tricky because we’re all drawn to monochromatic grays, blacks and whites, but we’re also introducing deep pinks, creams and forest greens within that minimal framework,” says co-founder SARA SCHLOAT.
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“I am a minimalist at heart,” says creative director ROONEY MARA, shown here in Hiraeth. Above: Hanne boots, $650.
“From the start, we were told that it would be tough to make a great vegan boot. But I didn’t accept that,” says actor Rooney Mara, describing the origins of her newly launched animal-free clothing label, Hiraeth. The 33-year-old Los Angeles-based creative, a vegan for the past seven years, says she recently started assembling a wardrobe that aligns with her values. What started as a small capsule project with a few core pieces, including the boots, is launching at Barneys New York as a full-fledged ready-to-wear collection complete with poetic slip dresses, trousers, blouses and jackets. Mara says the line— with a Welsh moniker that roughly translates to a yearning or longing for home—is a response to the current dearth of wellmade cruelty-free clothing. “Everything has traces of wool or silk in it,” she notes. Mara and her like-minded team—which
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includes co-founder Sara Schloat and ecolabel veteran Chrys Wong—also selected local factories to produce the line to ensure ethical treatment for its artisans. “We decided on L.A. so we can get to know the people making the products,” says Wong, the brand’s chief operating officer. Together, the women are creating looks in line with their shared taste and Mara’s trademark style dichotomy, what she calls “my two opposing sides: very romantic and delicate, or boyish avantgarde.” As the line’s creative director, Mara calls Hiraeth a collective endeavor. “We all do everything. Some days I’m a fit model or we’re all packing FedEx boxes,” she says. But it’s the promise of innovation that truly fascinates her. “These alternative fabrics are where the future is heading,” Mara says. “It’s really exciting to see the possibilities.” barneys.com, hiraethcollective.com. • EL I ZA B ET H VA R N E L L
THE POTTERY carries a curated assortment of accoutrements from brands such as JONATHAN ADLER and MALIN + GOETZ. PLANTS OVER PILLS T-shirt, $25.
A recurring Moncler collaborator, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli has put his spin on the brand’s signature down jackets with archival fonts and a tiger motif. valentino.com.
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L.A.’s The Pottery has already made buying cannabis a stylish affair, thanks to its light-filled Mid-City dispensary, which is decked out with geometric tiles and Warhol-inspired art. But starting this fall, its new concierge service means customers need only send a quick email to have their favorite flowers, edibles, tinctures and smoking accessories delivered to their doorsteps (with the same legal purchase limits in place). As managing partner Nick Danias explains: “Convenience in this city is gold.” 5042 Venice Blvd., L.A., 323-452-9833; thepottery.la. KA R EN PA L M ER
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Clockwise from above: The new PETER MARINO-designed LOUIS VUITTON outpost in SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Capucine mini metallic leopard-print bag, price upon request. The entrance of the freshly expanded boutique. Objets Nomades Cocoon seat by the CAMPANA brothers, price upon request.
Architect Peter Marino’s newly expanded and decidedly whimsical 14,000-square-foot Louis Vuitton boutique in Costa Mesa derives its jovial atmosphere from his most witty commission yet: painter Peter Dayton’s comically candy-striped 27-foot surfboard installed on the main floor. The sun-filled double-story shop combines all the French fashion house’s métiers, from Virgil Abloh’s readyto-wear for men (available in January) and Nicolas Ghesquière’s women’s collections to watches and fine jewelry plus textiles and home goods under one roof. Its copper facade holds a veritable gallery of brightly colored works by Polly Apfelbaum, Damien Hirst and Richard Misrach and perches from the house’s innovative Objets Nomades collection including the Campana brothers’ playful Cocoon chairs. While artisans handcraft, personalize and restore Louis Vuitton designs in the boutique’s upstairs atelier (a stateside exclusive), an on-site painter’s delicate brushstrokes create charming oneoff motifs on hard-sided travel pieces. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 2500, Costa Mesa, 714662-6907; louisvuitton.com. E.V.
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Artist REFIK ANADOL, in partnership with GOOGLE, uses 42 ultrahigh-luminance projectors for his work at the WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL.
SURROUND Sound The LA Phil kicks off its highly anticipated centennial season with a California-themed opening-night concert and gala—featuring a program of works by Golden State greats such as John Adams and Frank Zappa—on Sept. 27. Local artist Refik Anadol will then transform the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s stainless steel facade with mesmerizing nightly projections (Sept. 28Oct. 6) integrating archival media from the orchestra’s 100-year history. Finally, an all-day street festival on Sept. 30—organized with CicLAvia and Community Arts Resources—will feature hundreds of performers across an 8-mile route, from Downtown Los Angeles to the Hollywood Bowl, culminating in a free concert helmed by conductor Gustavo Dudamel. laphil.com. A . B.
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1. PERSOL Steve McQueen PO0714SM sunglasses, $370, sunglasshut.com. 2. KRUG Grande Cuvée 166th Edition Champagne, $160, krug.com. 3. HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording album. 4. CHANEL Sublimage La Crème, $400/1.7 oz., chanel.com. 5. RICHARD PRINCE Untitled (check #12, 2004, painting) #12 previously exhibited at the Gagosian gallery in Beverly Hills. 6. GOOP G.Tox Ultimate Dry Brush, $20, goop.com. 7. LOUIS VUITTON Men’s Spring/Summer 2019. 8. HEARST CASTLE 750 Hearst Castle Rd., San Simeon. 9. SAINT LAURENT suede Wyatt 30 Chelsea boot, $995, ysl.com. 10. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams (New Directions, $15). 11. PRADA fabric belt bag, $895, prada.com.
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CURRENT Affair Clockwise from above: CO founders JUSTIN KERN and STEPHANIE DANAN sit on a custom mohair ottoman. The modernist FITZPATRICKLELAND HOUSE, where Kern and Danan have a year-long residency with the MAK CENTER FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Co’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection hangs in the living room beside a restored tête-à-tête couch (in the style of EDWARD WORMLEY), MEL SMILOW lounge chairs and a POUL KJAERHOLM coffee table from JF CHEN. A ruffled bodice dress in metallic brocade paired with the line’s black suede boots.
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Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern have spent the past seven years honing a polished design lexicon rooted in volume, dimension and unexpected fabrics for their fashion line, Co. Now they’re refining their shared architectural bent during a year-long residency with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at Rudolph Schindler’s terraced FitzpatrickLeland House in Laurel Canyon. “We’re a California company, and this is the part of L.A. that we identify with: a modernist masterpiece with links to the city’s intellectual and artistic community,”
says Danan, who arrived in Los Angeles about 20 years ago to work as an independent film producer. She and her partner, Kern, a former screenwriter, have long admired the house—a 1930s L-shaped structure with a glass-and-steel mullion facade shaded by cantilevering canopies—as they happen to live in the neighborhood. They are helping to restore it even as they’ve converted it into a gallery. Every now and then, Co’s clothing collections are accompanied by narrativebased short films featuring brand loyalists such as Marisa Tomei. Danan and Kern
CO’S FOUNDERS TAKE DESIGN CUES FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE ATOP LAUREL CANYON
Clockwise from above: The duo sits on GEORGE NAKASHIMA chairs at a KNOLL table that belonged to Danan’s mother. Co’s black leather box bags. “The house is an extension of how we live our lives,” says Danan. KIPP STEWART chaises from JF Chen sit poolside beside a TEN10 table. The Pre-Fall 2018 designs include an elegant take on the denim dress, a frequent Co collection staple.
have shot at Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge estate and Marlene Dietrich’s former home, but the pared-back modernism of Schindler’s spec home, built as a model to lure L.A. residents up the canyon’s hillsides, resonates on an instinctual level. “You can see how it influenced us with the resort  designs,” says Kern of the collection, launching in late fall. Kern and Danan completed the looks, which swing from stripped-back maxi dresses to elegantly austere denim frocks, shortly after converting Schindler’s house into a small gallery (the majority of Co’s staff is still based in L.A.’s Arts District). Ongoing restoration work, from painting to switching out anachronous ’90s light fixtures, keeps Danan and Kern engaged with the Fitzpatrick-Leland House’s clean lines and unique economy of space. MAK Center director Priscilla Fraser notes that their efforts align with archival images of the house’s 1936 design. That curated sensibility is mirrored in the recent launch of Co’s Essentials collection— wardrobe staples built from the label’s key styles to date—available through their website’s new e-commerce platform. “The pieces are very grounded and subtle, just like the house,” observes Danan. co-collections.com. • E.V.
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Fashion opener Dark Star
POLAROIDS: COURTESY OF SAINT LAURENT. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.195.
AT SAINT LAURENT, ANTHONY VACCARELLO STRIKES A DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN NOIRISH SCULPTURAL STAPLES AND A RIOT OF FALL FLORALS
Backstage polaroids capture the duality on display in the fall collection for SAINT LAURENT.
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FASHION Unabashedly plunging necklines and legs for days are creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s trademarks, and yet the Italian-Belgian’s razor-sharp tailoring this fall at Saint Laurent is once again slyly reinventing the bombshell reveal, one abbreviated dress at a time. At the French fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2018 show in Paris, eye-obscuring, wide-brim black hats and massive earrings conjured an aura of mystery for a leather shortsclad Kaia Gerber. Adut Akech and Jamie Bochert’s antelope hair and fur-topped minidresses created sculptural silhouettes with sultry flashes of shoulders amid
up-to-there hemlines. And, in a juxtaposition evoking one of Vaccarello’s favored design tropes—borrowed from Saint Laurent himself—frocks awash in primarycolored blooms closed out the show following the black-hued offerings. “The show begins with dark silhouettes, a sharp, mysterious elegance,” Vaccarello explains. “Then it turns into a colorful, opulent atmosphere, a bright spirit. I really like women’s duality, very Saint Laurent,” he adds. ysl.com. • E .V.
Jennifer Fisher’s nontraditional approach to jewelry design and San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry’s sustainable, lab-grown gems converge seamlessly in a collaboration of eight contemporary studs, in trillion, emerald and keystone cuts set by hand in 18-karat gold. jenniferfisherjewelry.com. K H A N H T.L . T RAN From far left: JENNIFER FISHER single keystone-cut diamond stud, $2,875. Single emerald-cut diamond stud, $900.
My Fair LADY
Michael Kors reimagines his signature lock motif as the delicate foundation for a fine jewelry collection encompassing almost 300 pieces, including rose-gold-plated link bracelets, stackable rings and semiprecious gemstone pendants. 845 Market St., S.F., 415-227-0800; michaelkors.com.
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The TANK AIR puffer jacket, $690, and linen pants, $480.
Brave New World Offering 13 minimalist styles ranging from cashmere A-line skirts to cropped silk trousers, designer Claire RobertsonMacleod aligned the essence of California modernism with the pre-spring 2019 debut of her Los Angeles-based women’s brand Tank Air, noting that the collection “flows with the environment that I’m in, which is Los Angeles.” tankairstudio.com. K .T. L .T.
GERBER, VACCARELLO (2): COURTESY OF SAINT LAURENT.
MICHAEL KORS Custom Kors Color Collection jewelry, prices upon request.
Right: Fashion designer ANTHONY VACCARELLO. Left: KAIA GERBER wearing a Bustier dress, $4,990, and Fishbone earrings, $1,995.
1. ELISABETTA FRANCHI Oval earrings, $300, elisabettafranchi.com. 2. PIERRE HARDY Alpha suede handbag, $845, pierrehardy.com. 3. THE OFFICE OF ANGELA SCOTT Mr. Evans wing tip oxford, $435, theofficeofangelascott .com. 4. STAUD Shirley bag, $295, staud.clothing. 5. SANDRO Lou Bag, $385, Sandro, Beverly Hills. 6. PAUL SMITH Gaia shoes, $750, Paul Smith, L.A. 7. SUSAN ALEXANDRA Parfait bead bag, $265, susanalexandra.com. 8. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Rnbw multicolor sneakers, $995, Giuseppe Zanotti, L.A. 9. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Harlequin 100 pumps, $865, charlotteolympia.com. 10. DIOR J’adior bracelet, $330 (sold as pair), Dior, S.F. 11. CHANEL lambskin bag, $4,400, Chanel, S.F. 12. PERRIN PARIS Le Petit Panier bag, $1,400, Perrin Paris, Beverly Hills. 13. BURBERRY Small Belt bag, $1,990, Burberry, Beverly Hills. 14. ALEXANDER McQUEEN Hybrid boots with red cuffs, $1,650, alexandermcqueen.com.
VERSACE Fall/Winter 2018.
COLOR GOES OFF THE CHARTS IN A RAINBOW-HUED SEASON 10. 11.
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FASHION Trend 1.
CLASSIC ANIMAL PRINTS COME OUT OF THE CAGE 7.
MAX MARA Fall/Winter 2018.
FASHION MARKET EDITOR: REBECCA RUSSELL. RUNWAY: COURTESY OF MAX MARA. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.195.
1. TOD’S tortoiseshell sunglasses, $490, Tod’s, Beverly Hills. 2. STELLA McCARTNEY fuzzy leopard scarf, $485, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills. 3. ROBERTO CAVALLI mules, $1,195, robertocavalli.com. 4. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Camel Dogtooth/Leopard hat, price upon request, Michael Kors, Beverly Hills. 5. HAYWARD Mini Shopper in zebra print, $790, haywardluxury .com. 6. OSCAR DE LA RENTA ankle boots, $1,990, Oscar de la Renta, L.A. 7. KENZO Jumping Tiger bag, $360, kenzo.com. 8. HERMÈS Baobab Cat scarf, $395, Hermès, Beverly Hills. 9. LONGCHAMP Pénélope gaucho moccasins, $670, Longchamp, S.F. 10. MIU MIU earrings, price upon request, miumiu.com. 11. TOM FORD velvet animalier crystal slingbacks, $2,750, tomford.com 12. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Hudson Mini Square crossbody, $550, 3.1 Phillip Lim, L.A. 13. MAX MARA leather gloves with wool lining, $280, Max Mara, Beverly Hills.
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FASHION Trend 3. 2. 4. ALEXANDER McQUEEN Fall/Winter 2018.
1. M MISSONI Mini Raffia Mélange bag, $495, M Missoni, Costa Mesa. 2. CHLOÉ Rylee boots, similar styles available, Chloé, L.A. 3. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO leather handbag, $2,200, Salvatore Ferragamo, S.F. 4. BOTTEGA VENETA Kid pumps, $780, Beverly Hills. 5. BALENCIAGA Skate Wheel earrings, $595, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills. 6. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Shining Mini City bag, $5,495, Brunello Cucinelli, S.F. 7. ESCADA Double E Logo belt, $425, Escada, Costa Mesa. 8. SOPHIA WEBSTER Lucia pumps, $495, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach. 9. PROENZA SCHOULER Grateful Dead Print lunch bag, $1,195, proenzaschouler.com. 10. PRADA shoes, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills. 11. BALLY Darlene bowling bag, $1,095, Bally, Beverly Hills. 12. SERGIO ROSSI crackle leather pumps, $695, sergiorossi.com. 13. GIORGIO ARMANI velvet handbag with leather strap, similar styles available, Giorgio Armani, S.F.
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South Coast Plaza
PRADA Fall/Winter 2018.
Fashion crisis 11.
1. BRUNO MAGLI Marco crackled leather loafers, $450, brunomagli.com. 2. VERSACE sunglasses, $235, Versace, Sunglass Hut, L.A. 3. ERMANNO SCERVINO alligator leather print gloves, $555, ermannoscervino .it. 4. PRADA boots, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills. 5. CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Survivalist backpack and hood, $2,900, calvinklein.com. 6. BALMAIN over-theknee boots in patent leather and PVC, $3,545, Balmain, L.A. 7. MAJE M Pack Puf, $345, Maje, Beverly Hills. 8. STUART WEITZMAN Duvet boots, $998, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills. 9. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH Mirror binder clip bag, $1,330, off---white.com. 10. MACKAGE Ellis down scarf, $100, mackage.com. 11. ALCHIMIA DI BALLIN Puffer boots, $1,295, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills. 12. MAISON MARGIELA Iridescent Glam Slam bag, $1,690, Maison Margiela, Beverly Hills.
TAKE ACCESSORIES TO THE EXTREME WITH MODERN FOILS AND NEONS
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1. LOUIS VUITTON Las Vegas sunglasses, $635, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills. 2. GIVENCHY slides, $850, Givenchy, Costa Mesa. 3. SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Pouchon Teddy bag, $1,290, Saint Laurent, Costa Mesa. 4. REDVALENTINO Rock Ruffles bag, similar styles available, farfetch.com. 5. FENDI F Hoop earrings, $1,190, fendi.com. 6. JIMMY CHOO I Want Choo Stevie tote, similar styles available, jimmychoo.com. 7. DOLCE & GABBANA Fashion Sinner Sicily bag, $2,695, Dolce & Gabbana, L.A. 8. VERSACE vintage logo pin, $195, Versace, Beverly Hills. 9. DKNY Nickel Logo Specchio pumps, $120, dkny.com. 10. BALENCIAGA Logo bowling bag, similar styles available, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills. 11. VALENTINO GARAVANI VLTN crossbody bag, $945, Valentino, Beverly Hills. 12. GUCCI midheel velvet loafers, $890, Gucci, Beverly Hills. 13. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Selwyn shopping tote, $1,750, Michael Kors, Beverly Hills. 14. BYREDO Umbrella wallet, $450, byredo.com.
GUCCI Fall/Winter 2018.
Fashion logo 12.
SAY IT OUT LOUD WITH THE COOLEST PLAY ON LOGOS YET 8.
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FASHION BEVERLY HILLS
Star Light, Star Bright
From above: The new POMELLATO store on Rodeo Drive. Iconica Bold bracelets with diamonds, $70,800-$124,800.
The famed cobblestone path extending from the foot of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive will double as a gateway to midcentury Milan upon the reopening of Pomellato’s boutique. Framed by walls embellished with gilded chains, the Italian jewelry brand highlights its goldsmith heritage. The curved lines of its designs are reflected in smooth gold door handles, oval glass cases and a high-backed Ico Parisi sofa in the 1,700-square-foot store. Coinciding with the opening is the launch of the Iconica collection’s lightweight, mix-and-match bracelets, sautoirs and earrings. 214 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-550-5639; pomellato.com. K .T.L .T.
Fashion pomellato From left: SLVRLAKE DENIM Trucker crop jacket, $429, and Rider jeans, $310. FRANKIE B Rhinestones reconstructed Levi jeans, $295. PROOF COLLECTIVE The Tucker jacket, $195.
Los Angeles’ status as the capital of cutting-edge denim is secured with the advent of three new denim lines. Exploring the balance between masculinity and femininity, Slvrlake Denim (slvrlake-denim.com)—founded by British husband-and-wife duo Gary and Louise Edgley following stints at Selfridges and Frame Denim—places soft, vintage-inspired denim at the core of its collection, whose worker jackets and frayed straight-leg jeans are inspired by Los Angeles. Almost two decades after its debut, Frankie B (fwrd.com) is morphing into “something for the modern L.A. girl—fashionable but understated, sexy but cool,” says new creative director Alaina Etue. For the relaunch, she’s designed a 20-strong collection encompassing cropped denim jackets, figure-hugging tank dresses and high-waisted jeans. After working together at Theory, Robin Chang and Luke Goldstein decided, in Goldstein’s words, “to use the resources at our disposal to create the best and most disruptive products possible.” The result is techmeets-sustainability label Proof Collective (proof-collective.com), which is launching stainproof, quick-drying jean jackets ahead of knits and denim pants. K .T.L .T.
PACIFIC PALISADES IS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A NEXUS OF WEST COAST 1. STYLE ALMOST OVERNIGHT
BUY, BUY, BABY
Inside the metallic MM6 MAISON MARGIELA store on Melrose Avenue.
2. 1. THE LITTLE MARKET co-founders, Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla. 2. JENNIFER MEYER diamond leaf necklace, $6,500. 3. A.L.C. Copeland coat, $1,295, Thomas top, $895, and Turner pants, $1,295. 4. VINCE Teddy boatneck, $345, turtleneck, $95, suede culotte, $895, and Edris sandals, $250. 5. ZIMMERMANN Fleeting Contour scarf blouse, $995. 6. FRAME top, RAG & BONE shorts and GOLDEN GOOSE sneakers, all from ELYSE WALKER.
A retail renaissance is rejuvenating Southern California. At Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza, which recently welcomed Alexander McQueen (alexandermcqueen .com), Givenchy (givenchy.com) and Louis Vuitton’s redesigned emporium (louisvuitton.com (louisvuitton.com; see p.82) into its fold, come November, Furla (furla.com) will open its first freestanding store in California, decorated in durmast oak and champagne-colored metal. Meanwhile, at its new Westfield Century City shop, COS (cosstores.com) enhances the clean lines of its men’s and women’s clothing with a gallery-like setting integrating glass, concrete and wood. On Melrose Avenue, indigo walls complement Americanainspired denim and vintage finds at the first boutique for stylist and design duo Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s The Great (thisisthegreat.com). A year-long pop-up also opened on Melrose Avenue marking the first L.A. store dedicated exclusively to MM6 Maison Margiela (maisonmargiela.com); the interiors of the 970-square-foot space are wrapped in silver foil evoking mirroring, reflective of the Fall/Winter 2018 collection. At the newly revamped Beverly Center nearby, Balenciaga (balenciaga.com) has opened the doors to a 1,210-square-foot store. Expect to find both men’s and women’s collections in the space, which features an exposed ceiling and an Instagram-worthy
5. 6. Dotted with jacaranda, Tabebuia and magnolia trees, the new sustainably designed Palisades Village, which launches Sept. 22, is a picturesque milieu, providing alfresco dining and a pampered moviegoing experience along with sophisticated shopping in intimate yet well-edited boutiques. Elyse Walker (elysewalker.com), a fashion retail pioneer in the Palisades, unveils a new concept, Towne by Elyse Walker, offering laid-back luxe looks from brands such as ATM, Moncler and Ulla Johnson. In her inaugural boutique, Jennifer Meyer (jennifer
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pink, logo-embossed carpet. K .T. L .T.
meyer.com) showcases her delicate jewelry that’s handmade in Los Angeles, including diamond pavé leaf necklaces and mini bezel chains. A staple of effortlessly cool wardrobes, Andrea Lieberman’s A.L.C. (alcltd.com) premieres its first California store while marking the brand’s 10th anniversary. Following the opening of its shop in San Francisco’s Jackson Square, Australian swim and fashion label Zimmermann (us.zimmermannwear.com) displays its romantic designs in its second L.A. location. Vince (vince.com) highlights its streamlined ready-to-wear in a
serene space featuring a reflection pool. Known for its fair-trade, artisan-made goods, such as acacia wood plates from the Philippines and hand-drawn mudcloth pillows from Mali, The Little Market (thelittlemarket.com) unveils its first brickand-mortar store. “We are looking forward to giving shoppers the chance to see the beautiful craftsmanship of these one-ofa-kind pieces in person,” says Hannah Skvarla, who co-founded the company with Lauren Conrad. 1030 N. Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, 310-744-2301; palisadesvillageca.com. K .T. L .T.
CONRAD AND SKVARLA: THE LITTLE MARKET. TOWNE: LAURA HICKEY FOR ELYSE WALKER.
Fashion palisades 4.
LIDO MARINA VILLAGE
HUDSON GRACE A fragrance says “welcome.” A fragrance creates a mood. A fragrance completes a room. A well-chosen fragrance makes your home memorable. Find your signature scent exclusively at Hudson Grace. hudsongracesf.com.
Providing authentic experiences that pay a unique tribute to the property’s bayside location, Lido Marina Village offers a carefully curated collection of chic shops and waterside dining options to choose from, including Malibu Farm, Nobu, Circle Hook, Zinqué and Lido Bottle Works. This is Newport Beach at its best. lidomarinavillage.com.
SULWHASOO Experience the best of Korean beauty with the top-selling luxury serum in Korea, Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum. Incorporate this iconic serum as the first step in your skincare regimen to boost your results and overall improved radiance. Visit us at Nordstrom in South Coast Plaza or La Jolla, or learn more at us.sulwhasoo.com us.sulwhasoo.com.
THE AVERY The Avery rises 56 stories above the San Francisco skyline with a striking exterior by world-renowned OMA. Starting on the 33rd floor, luxury condominium residences boast breathtaking panoramic views, with interiors by Clodagh Design and a suite of unprecedented amenities and services. 415-228-6826; theaverysf.com.
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FASHION Jewelry Box 4.
BALMAIN Fall/Winter 2018.
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1. IRENE NEUWIRTH one-of-a-kind necklace, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth, West Hollywood. 2. DAVID WEBB Sea Unicorn brooch, price upon request, davidwebb.com. 3. DAVID YURMAN High Jewelry Gems earrings, price upon request, David Yurman, Beverly Hills. 4. TIFFANY & CO. bracelet with black opal, $475,000, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills. 5. CARTIER Coloratura High Jewelry necklace, price upon request, by appointment only at Cartier Beverly Hills. 6. FERNANDO JORGE Electric Drop earrings, $15,700, fernandojorge .co.uk. 7. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Nembus ring, $8,800, Savannah, Santa Monica. 8. JANE TAYLOR Cirque rectangular cuff, $4,545, janetaylor.com. 9. EFFY JEWELRY opal ring, $3,308, effyjewelry.com. 10. FADE TO BLACK Orbital earrings, $1,300, fadetoblackstudio.com. 11. SIG WARD JEWELRY Australian opal ring, $8,400, sigwardjewelry .com. 12. WWAKE MultiChain earrings, $4,995, net-a-porter.com. 13. KIMBERLIN BROWN Starburst earrings, $2,175, Esqueleto, Oakland. 14. BUCCELLATI Opera ring, price upon request, us.buccellati.com.
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE, the face of JOY BY DIOR.
Ode to Joy
JENNIFER LAWRENCE PERSONIFIES DIOR’S FIRST WOMEN’S FRAGRANCE IN TWO DECADES “I had an image…a woman who doesn’t need to seduce to exist…strong yet vulnerable,” says Dior perfumer François Demachy of Joy by Dior, the brand’s first
women’s fragrance in 20 years. Jennifer Lawrence is the face of the perfume, whose top notes of bergamot and mandarin marry with florals, and woodsy notes such as
sandalwood and musk. “Jennifer has vitality and sensuality, a way of being modern, yet classical and seductive,” says Demachy of the match. $100/90 mL; dior.com. •
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Press Reset Heyday, the New Yorkbased, facials-only chain, has made its West Coast debut in L.A., bringing along a singular approach to skincare. “We combine technology with expert human touch, customizing our treatments using detailed analysis, and a special black-light device that looks deep into skin,” says Adam Ross, co-founder and CEO. 7228 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310-733-3935; thinkheyday.com.
LE PARADIS founder STEPHANIE STEINMAN. Right: Mykonos, $24/0.42 oz.
HEYDAY plans to open four California locations by the end of next year.
Catch the SUN Obsessed with all things vacation-related, Stephanie Steinman, of travel blog Le Postcard fame, has launched Le Paradis, a line of travel-inspired beauty products, including two fragrance-free lip balms—Mykonos (juicy watermelon) and Jamaica (sweet banana)—and Tahiti, a lightweight, hydrating body balm perfumed with tiare, Polynesia’s national flower. “The products are named after vacation spots I love,” says Steinman. “Sunshine is the key to happiness!” leparadisbeauty.com. “There’s little pain and downtime,” says DR. GLENN VALLECILLOS.
ANGIE BY ROSIE JANE, $50/50 mL.
Angie by Rosie Jane melds lily, honeysuckle, gardenia and fig into a fragrant love letter to Los Angeles. natural ingredients bits Its evoke memories of alfresco afternoons and breezy coastal nights. byrosiejane.com.
Cocktail Party “Facial rejuvenation trends are changing,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Vallecillos. He prefers the more natural results of Transdermal Micro Therapy, which uses a microneedle infusion gun to inject therapeutic products—think vitamins and customized cocktails of goodies such as Botox, plateletrich plasma and hyaluronic acid—into the face, stimulating healing and increasing collagen production for younger-looking skin. “The treatment is good for anyone with aging skin—which is everyone,” Vallecillos says. From $1,500. 9675 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-273-3007; drvallecillos.com.
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Malibu-raised Carson Meyer, the woman behind cult body scrub C & The Moon, is a triple threat. When not creating environmentally conscious, all-natural beauty products, she’s acting in films (including the upcoming Million Little Pieces) or working as a birth doula. To combat dry skin, Meyer crafted her formula with hydrating organic coconut, almond and jojoba oils, and launched her label thanks to encouragement from family and friends. “My scrub acts as an exfoliator and moisturizer,” says Meyer. “Ideal for a low-maintenance chick like me.” candthemoon.com. Renaissance woman CARSON MEYER. Left: C & THE MOON body scrub, $64.
STEINMAN: COURTESY OF STEPHANIE STEINMAN. MEYER: ADAM GUY.
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BEAUTY Trend 1.
4. 2. 3.
1. LIXIRSKIN Universal Emulsion, $41, net-a-porter.com. 2. FLESH BEAUTY Fleshcolor Eye Shadow Palette, $38, ulta.com. 3. LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen, $195, laprairie.com. 4. BALMAIN PARIS HAIR COUTURE GoldPlated Cutting Comb, $40, net-a-porter.com. 5. MOON JUICE Beauty Shroom Exfoliating Acid Potion, $39, moonjuice.com. 6. SLIP scrunchies, $39/threepack, slipsilkpillowcase.com. 7. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Legendary Lashes Volume 2, $32, charlottetilbury.com. 8. TOM FORD Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $100, tomford.com. 9. JILLIAN DEMPSEY Cheek Tint in Petal, $28, jilliandempsey.com. 10. SEREN APOTHECARY Devon Eau de Parfum, $95, serenapothecary.com. 11. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, oribe.com. 12. KOSÅS lipstick in Rosewater, $28, kosas.com. 13. SULWHASOO Clarifying Mask EX, $41, neimanmarcus.com. 14. PLAYA Soft Volume Powder, $28, playabeauty.com. 15. VALMONT l’Elixir des Glaciers by Valmont Essence of Bees Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage, $350, Hotel Bel-Air Spa, 310-909-1618.
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ACCIDENTAL ARTIST CARLY KUHN BRINGS AN ILLUSTRATIVE FASHION SENSE HOME
Clockwise from above: Artist CARLY KUHN of THE CARTORIALIST in her Larchmont home studio. Works including a portrait inspired by Cara Delevingne. Prototypes for the artistâ€™s new CHAIRISH collaboration.
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“I like the control of the line when I’m using a Sharpie,” says Kuhn of her preferred tool for drawing on objects. A case in point: the artist’s dining table bench.
who turned things around, reposting a drawing Kuhn did of the actor. “That’s when the commissions started coming in,” the artist says. Since then, Kuhn—whose elegantly meandering style harks to the line drawings of Jean Cocteau and Picasso—has lent her modish scrawl to collaborations with the likes of Prada, Dior, Glossier and Barneys New York. Recently she’s turned her eye to the home space: leaving her mark on ceramics as part of a new collection with Chairish which includes paintings and drawings. Also in the works: a wallpaper line with Hancock Design, a wine label in collaboration with Broc Cellars and a project with happening hotel mini-chain NoMad. “I attribute a lot of this to my improv comedy days…It gave me confidence to do something and put it out into the abyss,” says Kuhn. “I’m open to everything.” cartorialist.com. • M .G .
Design turn SHOW of Hands When Brook Perdigon launched her Los Angeles-based textile company three years ago, she sought to revive the industry’s creative spirit. “As textile design has become overly digitized, I wanted to showcase the imperfections of the artist’s hand,” she says. Her new Meridians collection—whose graphic hand-drawn patterns are silk-screened onto natural linen by local artisans—takes cues from worldly inspirations such as the geometric prints of ancient Incan fabrics and the works of Cuban-American abstract painter Carmen Herrera. From $155/yard. brookperdigontextiles.com. A .B.
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Three colorways of the Seto design from BROOK PERDIGON TEXTILES’ Meridians collection.
Right: In a San Francisco residence designed by GRANT K. GIBSON, a PEGGY WONG photograph hangs above armchairs from a Paris flea market.
With a Twist “I love taking the classics and adding a more relaxed, edited California feeling,” says Grant K. Gibson of his interiors philosophy. In the designer’s debut book, The Curated Home: A Fresh Take on Tradition (Gibbs Smith, $35), the Los Feliz-bred, San Francisco-based talent invites readers inside his portfolio of polished residential projects—brimming with art-forward, tailored vignettes. A. B.
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Carly Kuhn was working as an associate producer on Chelsea Lately and studying improv at The Groundlings school in Los Angeles when she created The Cartorialist Instagram account four years ago on a lark. “I started drawing and posting and tagging with no intention of what it would be,” she says of her early street style-inspired doodles. Befitting a fashion fairy tale, it was Sarah Jessica Parker
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STUDIO KŌ Rom fruit bowl, $342, and Hanahzo soaps, $22 each.
International Delight Los Angeles fashion maven Jenni Kayne translates her minimalist touch to her debut furniture line, which Design comprises midcentury- and Scandinavian-inspired elemental oak accent pieces.
JENNI KAYNE oak side table, $1,295.
NATASHA BARADARAN Anello side table with moonstone top, $11,270, and Bustier chair, $3,220.
After debuting earlier this year at Salone del Mobile Milano, Los Angeles designer Natasha Baradaran’s new Andro furniture collection lands stateside this fall. Inspired, in the designer’s words, by “the energy of fashion,” the line includes the Wrap chair, whose bold draping takes cues from the iconic DVF silhouette, and the bleached-walnut Bustier chair—a nod to ’80s Madonna. “The first album I bought was Like a Virgin,” says Baradaran. “Her confidence playing with masculinity and femininity made a lasting impression.” Available at Jean de Merry. 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-655-9193; natashabaradaran.com. K ER ST I N C ZA R RA
NATASHA BARADARAN TABLE AND CHAIR (2): STEPHEN BUSKEN. JENNI KAYNE SIDE TABLE: NICKI SEBASTIAN.
When Ibi Yoo moved to Los Angeles in 2011, certain aromas would remind her of her hometown of Ilsan, South Korea. She founded The Awesome Candle, based in Highland Park, as part of her quest to re-create her scent memories. It’s with that same sentiment that Yoo launched Studio Kō, her online shop of lifestyle brands that represent Korean tradition and its reinterpretation (kō is Korean for “nose”). There, you’ll find Hanahzo soaps made from mung beans and rice bran; exclusive, custommade ceramics by L.A.-based Korean-American artists Eunbi Cho and Seoyen K. Choi; and Seoul-based Oimu incense holders. “Studio Kō is my way of revealing that what is present is also firmly rooted in our past,” Yoo explains. studioko.la. K. P.
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SANTA MONICA ROOFTOP RESTAURANT ÉLEPHANTE IS ALREADY MAKING MEMORIES Aussie restaurateur Nick Mathers is moving up in the Los Angeles dining world— to the roof, to be exact. His fourth L.A. venture, following hot spots Goldie’s, Eveleigh and Little Ruby, is the new Santa Monica rooftop oasis Élephante. There, perfectly coiffed guests soak in views of the Pacific while basking in a breezy
North Africa-meets-Southern Italy setting: Think vintage Moroccan rugs, woven Buhera baskets from Zimbabwe, and custom-designed wicker-and-blond-wood chairs. Aperol spritzes flow from the taps at three soapstone-topped bars, while chef Thomas Lim pulls coastal Italianinspired bites, such as blistered broccolini
with cashew pesto and chewy cherry tomato-topped pizzas, out of a woodfired oven. When the sunset’s pink glow streams in from the tigerwood deck and hits the restaurant’s terrazzo stone floors, talk about an unforgettable evening. 1332 Second St., Santa Monica, 424-320-2384; elephantela.com. • K . P.
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From new concepts to brand expansions, these are the restaurants to know now: Makani boosts Rose Avenue’s reputation as a Venice dining destination, showcasing executive chef Kevin Lee’s Korean-inspired cooking through a local lens. 512 Rose Ave., Venice, 424-645-5410; makanivenice.com. • Chef Nichole Accettola translates 15 years of living in Copenhagen to San Francisco’s food scene with Kantine, a daytime restaurant featuring her riffs on Danish specialties. 1906 Market St., S.F., 415-735-7123; kantinesf.com. • Malibu Farm is expanding to Newport Beach’s Lido Marina Village, where owner Helene Henderson is also opening an ice cream shop and a home/lifestyle boutique. 3420 Via Oporto, Ste. 101, Newport Beach, 858-587-8888; malibu-farm.com. • The authentic Italian cooking that has attracted a starry clientele to Madeo Ristorante in West Hollywood for more than three decades can now be found in Beverly Hills through 2019, when it will relocate back to its original, spruced-up digs on Beverly Boulevard. 362 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-8594903; madeoristorante.com. J ESS I C A R I TZ
Clockwise: At MALIBU FARM, chef HELENE HENDERSON’s signature pancakes. Celeb haunt MADEO RISTORANTE’s new signage. A selection of dishes by MAKANI chef KEVIN LEE. KANTINE’s warm potato with bacon and grain mustard.
New Terroir Dustin Wilson has come a long way since co-starring in the 2012 documentary Somm, which followed four wine experts studying for the Master Sommelier exam. His latest project? A San Francisco outpost of his Manhattan wine shop, Verve Wine, on Fillmore Street. A Bay Area presence was always part of the plan, partly to have better access to the wines that Wilson champions: those made by family-owned producers with sustainable, organic and biodynamic vineyards. Inside the airy space, shelves are lined with close to 3,000 bottles, mostly from Europe and California. (There are many more in storage that you can order on-site for delivery within 24 hours.) The centerpiece is a long communal table for hosting events and tastings because, as Wilson says, “Connecting people with each other and with the winemakers is a big part of who we are.” 2358 Fillmore St., S.F., 415-896-4935; vervewine.com. BROOKE PORTE R KATZ
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Clockwise from left: The Filipineau 14 tequila blanco tiki drink by mixologists JULIAN COX and NICK MEYER. The main dining room at TESSE, designed by PREEN INC. Strawberry Delice (fromage blanc mousse, Harry’s Berries strawberries, Thai basil) by pastry chefpartner SALLY CAMACHO MUELLER. BILL CHAIT.
GROUNDBREAKING RESTAURATEUR BILL CHAIT LANDS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD WITH MEAT-CENTRIC TESSE Serial restaurateur Bill Chait is back. The dealmaker has just opened Tesse, his first Los Angeles project in two years since leaving Sprout, the restaurant group he founded that is responsible for such hits as République, Otium and Bestia. Short for delicatesse, his buzzy new charcuterieforward spot sits across from Fred Segal on the Sunset Strip. Not since the ’90s, when apartments were advertised as “Spago-adjacent,” has a serious restaurant made it on this storied stretch. But Chait is betting Tesse just might be the neighborhood’s next big thing. “With new hotels and apartments in the works, Sunset is undergoing a metamorphosis,” says Chait. (It pays to remember this is the guy who put an Israeli chef and a scruffy location together to create Bestia when the Arts District didn’t even have a name.) For this project, Chait has teamed up with the impeccably credentialed French chef Raphael Francois, who previously ran
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Chef RAPHAEL FRANCOIS’ take on bucatini with bone marrow.
the kitchen at Le Cirque and was itching to come to L.A. His dream? A charcuterie bar. Tesse goes beyond that, though. Not only is Francois busy turning out two dozen or more varieties of paté, sausages and cured meats, he is also cooking up a compelling menu of easygoing contemporary French dishes—from foie gras “au natural” to a sumptuous blue crab Simplissime.
“It’s an exercise in bistronomy for Raphael after working in Michelinstarred restaurants his entire career,” explains Chait. So there are dishes such as beef tartare swirled with olive oil and a comforting confit lamb. Wine director Jordan Ogron (formerly of Rivera and Bestia) is an advocate of the 3-ounce pour, the better to try more wines from his wildly eclectic list. Soon to come next door: Boutellier, a wine shop by day and private venue by night. The ace team of Julian Cox and Nick Meyer cover the cocktails. No matter what, save room for dessert. Pastry chef Sally Camacho Mueller is one to watch. Consider her ethereal Strawberry Delice of fromage blanc mousse with Harry’s Berries strawberries, or her napoleon filled with orange-blossom custard. Tesse is the real deal, worth a detour down the old Route 66. 8500 Sunset Blvd., Ste. B., West Hollywood, 310-360-3866; tesserestaurant.com. • S. I R E N E V I R B I LA
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Above: Dressed in Bollenhut hats from Germany’s Black Forest region, models welcomed guests into a museum-like display of memorabilia showcasing GAGGENAU’s threecentury history. Right: Michelin-starred chef DANIEL HUMM of ELEVEN MADISON PARK partnered with Gaggenau to create an intimate event.
Gaggenau launched Restaurant 1683 Los Angeles, an epicurean experience combining innovative design and gastronomy.
Gaggenau Clockwise from above: Each of the dining stations featured Gaggenau’s professionalgrade home appliances. Throughout the night, guests indulged in six seasonal courses. RESTAURANT 1683 LOS ANGELES transported guests to the ambience of a serene winter night in the Black Forest.
From above: Prior to dinner, attendees enjoyed craft cocktails and fine wine at the stunning Sunset Lounge. Guests dined to the sounds of a smith with a hammer and anvil, an ode to Gaggenau’s foundation as a nail forge in 1683.
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From top: Each room at HOTEL JOAQUIN has a record player and a dozen moodsetting albums to help guests sink in. Views of nearby Shaw’s Cove.
Hotel Joaquin is the latest boutique resort from Paul Makarechian (the mastermind behind Palm Springs’ Korakia Pensione), idyllically sited above his longtime favorite Laguna Beach scuba spot. In an effort to create something personal and “not just an Instagram moment,” he went
low on tech and high on adventure. The 22-room hotel (with actual keys, of course) is TV-free with a beach garage full of longboards. Designer Robert McKinley of Montauk’s The Surf Lodge infused Californian style with European sophistication, preserving 1930s details while layering in
Moroccan-inspired rugs, rattan furniture and Italian linens. “I only want to do soulful hotels now,” Makarechian says. “Laguna has been in my heart and soul since adolescence.” Rooms from $359. 985 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-494-5294; hoteljoaquin.com. • J E N N I FE R B LA I SE K RA ME R SEPTEMBER 2018 C 127
Clockwise from left: BURBERRY’s RICCARDO TISCI (right) with collaborators VIVIENNE WESTWOOD and ANDREAS KRONTHALER. The DESIGN MUSEUM, host to the AZZEDINE ALAÏA retrospective. CHRISTY TURLINGTON photographed by ARTHUR ELGORT in Alaïa. Silver and turquoise circa-1950 necklace belonging to FRIDA KAHLO, on view at the V&A.
WITH BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITIONS AND STYLISH NEW HAUNTS, LONDON IS THE FASHION CAPITAL TO WATCH THIS FALL Los Angeles may be the city that’s got the fashion world in a frenzy, but London hasn’t lost any ground. Critics and couture fans alike are flocking to the V&A museum’s (vam.ac.uk) concurrent “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” (through Nov. 4) and “Fashioned From Nature” (through Jan. 27) exhibitions, the latter featuring works by Madame
Travel turn Grès and Stella McCartney, and the former, the artist’s corsets, self-portraits, and even her half-used nail polish. From there, they are hailing an Uber to the new permanent home of the Design Museum in Kensington (designmuseum.org) to ogle minimalist architect John Pawson’s biggest commission to date (the architect and his firm are behind the design of the new interior of the museum) and the Azzedine Alaïa
From far left: The twisted staircase inside the Alaïa London flagship. CHRISTIAN DIOR Soirée de Décembre evening dress, Fall/Winter 1954 Haute Couture collection, on view at the V&A. Greenpeace 1990s cotton T-shirt, on view at the V&A.
TISCI, WESTWOOD AND KRONTHALER PORTRAIT: BRETT LLOYD, COURTESY OF BURBERRY. DESIGN MUSEUM INTERIOR: GARETH GARDNER. RAMBLA DISH (WITH RADISHES): ELIO RUSCETTA. TURLINGTON: COURTESY OF ARTHUR ELGORT. NECKLACE: MADE BY MATILDE POULAT, MEXICO CITY, C.1950; MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO; PHOTOGRAPH BY JAVIER HINOJOSA, © DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO ARCHIVES, BANCO DE MÉXICO, FIDUCIARY OF THE TRUST OF THE DIEGO RIVERA AND FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS. LINA STORES DISH (PASTA): HUGH JOHNSON. PRINCIPAL INTERIOR: TOM MANNION. ALAIA STORE INTERIOR: COURTESY OF ALAIA. DRESS: © LAZIZ HAMANI; “CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS” IS AT THE V&A FEB. 2-JULY 14 2019; VAM.AC.UK. T-SHIRT: GREENPEACE PRINTED COTTON T-SHIRT, BRITAIN, 1990S © VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON. DRINK: JASON BAILEY.
Clockwise from right: A Catalan-inspired dish of raw cod with tomato, black olive and red pepper at RAMBLA. The entrance hall at THE PRINCIPAL LONDON. The Orlando daiquiri at the hotel’s bar FITZ’S. Pappardelle con Ragù di Coniglio at LINA STORES.
14) at the V&A. “You only have to look at the streets to see that London is fashionobsessed,” says Edward Behrens, editor of V&A Magazine. “When you combine that with the expertise of some of our great museums and the energy of the world’s best fashion schools, it’s no wonder London is the home of blockbuster fashion exhibitions so rich in learning.” STAY The Bloomsbury neighborhood is fast becoming the best-located hub in London for easy access to both the hip East End and happening West End. Cozy up in a corner suite at The Principal London (phcompany.com), where you can gaze over Russell Square from your bathtub. Along with the Russell Sage Studio and Principal team, designer Tara Bernerd—an alumna of Philippe Starck—and her studio have taken this tired 19th-century landmark property (formerly Hotel Russell) and polished its hulking pink marble stairs and mosaic floors to restore it to full grandeur. There’s a choice of three eateries on-site, including The Palm Court for classic afternoon tea and Neptune restaurant for rising star Brett Redman’s fancy spin on seafood. DINE Lina Stores’ new restaurant (linastores.co.uk) turns out small but perfectly formed plates of pasta as good as any you’ll find in Florence, Italy (burrata schiaffoni, anyone?). Together with Catalan joint Rambla (ramblalondon.com), which serves spinach croquetas, flaming chorizo and Cava wines, they are leading something of a revival for well-priced, top-tier food in Soho. Over in the East, in Shoreditch, grill-focused restaurant Brat
(bratrestaurant.com)—where the whole turbot is the star of the menu—is the reservation to snag right now. SHOP The Alaïa exhibition has dovetailed nicely with a new Bond Street store (alaia.fr). The 6,000-square-foot boutique is the French house’s first flagship outside of Paris. And later this year, at the Burberry (burberry.com) flagship
retrospective (through Oct. 7) inside it, which the late couturier conceived and co-curated before his passing. But coming up in time for London Fashion Week in early 2019 will be the big one: “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” (Feb. 2-July
on Regent Street—the biggest Burberry outpost in the world—shop the highly anticipated collaboration between the Riccardo Tisci-helmed British label and Vivienne Westwood. • A N D R EW BA R K E R
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ALEX PRAGER in front of Hand Model, 2017, wearing an HERMÃˆS dress, $11,400.
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affair sparsely decorated with a few Persian rugs on the floors, a modern sofa and tables, and prints from her many exhibitions on the walls. It seems like a minimalist retreat, but then you walk into the prop room stuffed to the gills with wigs in every color, dresses, mustaches and a baby doll—everything necessary to set a scene. The hyperdetailed photographer and filmmaker—a longtime darling of the contemporary art and fashion worlds— is having another major moment. She’s the subject of a midcareer retrospective at The Photographer’s Gallery in London; she has an upcoming exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle in Switzerland in November; and her accompanying new book, Silver Lake Drive (Chronicle Books), is due out in October in the U.S. Prager’s work has a strong sense of place, and she is known for a complexity and dissonance that suits the title. “It’s such a weird, unreliable, beautiful, magical and disgusting city that has all kinds of artifacts and all these layers of beauty and lies and promise and perfection,” she says of Los Angeles, her hometown. Nearly 10 years ago, the self-taught artist, who grew up in Los Feliz and decided to become a photographer after going to a William Eggleston exhibition at the Getty,
It’s an unrelentingly hot summer’s day on a busy street in East Los Angeles, and the aproned makeup artist, the tattooed hairstylist and the photo team hauling their bulky reflectors are all beginning to wilt. But not Alex Prager. Petite and smiling, bouncing from pose to pose, strategically draping a coat over a pole in the shot to add texture to the composition, the artist is unruffled, cool and fresh—a total pro. She isn’t usually the model, of course. Prager is famous for her work behind the viewfinder. Shot completed, we traipse back to her studio in Silver Lake, a simple four-room
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Above: Prager in in a ROSETTA GETTY dress, $2,250, in front of a wardrobe, filled with props she uses for her shoots. Right: The artist on the street in front of her studio in Silver Lake, wearing a CHANEL blouse, $2,500, and skirt, $5,250, and RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION pumps, $575.
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burst onto the scene with her provocative photographs of women, strategically posed and highly done up: slurping a Big Gulp; being launched through the air from an explosion; or caught in telephone wires, like a spider, helpless in a web. Now represented by Lehmann Maupin, Prager’s films and large-scale photographs often give the impression of sweetness and glamour, only to turn slightly sour as the viewer’s gaze lingers. That unsettling feeling has earned her references to visual greats Alfred Hitchcock, Diane Arbus and Enrique
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Metinides; parts in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna; solo shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam; and awards such as the London Photographic Award. The work has a retro feel that she infuses quite deliberately. “Nostalgia is a great tool to throw into the mix, because it gives people a feeling of safety,” Prager explains, citing the films of Hollywood’s Golden Age as influential. “The film
Clockwise from top: An early work from 2008 has a Hitchcockian feel. The artist styles all of her subjects, sometimes using props, to create a rich inner life for their characters. Silver Lake Drive (Chronicle Books). A still from her film La Grande Sortie. Proof sheets. Also called Silver Lake Drive, this photograph is one of the first for which Prager used props (she initially wanted to haul a boulder onto the street, but when she learned the cost and logistics, she asked her sister, painter VANESSA PRAGER, to make one out of papier-mâché). An image from Prager’s “Faces in the Crowd” series.
industry speaks of darker subject matters, but colored with nostalgia and delight—and you think you’re just looking at a pretty picture. But there [are] all different kinds of things underneath that aren’t necessarily comfortable to look at, or very pretty or fun.” Over the years, Prager’s sophisticated play with desire and angst has proliferated and iterated, progressing from single-subject compositions to tableauxlike photographs of meticulously arranged crowds, commercial work, and short films percussed with music, often featuring big-name stars—Brad Pitt as a mad man, or Jessica Chastain as a glamour-puss, smoldering into the lens. “I never said, ‘I’m going to be a filmmaker,’” says Prager of her organic transition to film. “In Touch of Evil, the actors made me into a director by asking me what the backstory was, and suddenly I started thinking of narrative in a more linear form.” Her film work has been equally successful as her photography: Prager’s shorts for The New York Times won an Emmy, and her film
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Applause was looped on screens in Times Square in June 2017. Her most recent film, La Grande Sortie, whose still photographs close the book, was performed by two dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and set to a Stravinsky score adapted by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Continued on p.194
Clockwise from top: Prager in Silver Lake wearing a RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION blazer, $3,190, and dress, $2,390. A poster from her exhibition “Compulsion,” which comprised a series of film noir-style shots of subjects in surreal situations coupled with photographs of eyes. Prager in her office, wearing a CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC shirt, $690, and pants, $890. Jewelry throughout, Prager’s own.
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From the monotonous flow of traffic on Wilshire Boulevard, Mercedes signal and turn off one by one to the habitual power portals of Beverly Hills: Waldorf Astoria, Polo Lounge, Rodeo Drive. They pass right by the adjoining contemporary buildings at the corner of Spalding Drive, whose cell-like windows emit a sheen in the late summer sunlight. But come October, this 40,000-square-foot former office complex will be a destination in its own right: the dynamic new Los Angeles arm of Spring Place, New York’s private, high-echelon creative hothouse and fashion industry-focused coworking members club. And it’s just the first in a series of elite power establishments to open in L.A., promising to change the city’s networking landscapes in fashion, art, music, film and tech while upping the ante on local mainstay Soho House West Hollywood—which until now has been relatively uncontested.
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Today, inside 9800 Wilshire Blvd., a team of workmen battle against the clock to realize the plans of Kulapat Yantrasast, architect of the Marciano Art Foundation, installing custom-made marble-top desks and burnished-brass midcentury lamps (a nod to the Brazilian modernism of Spring Place’s original brutalist Tribeca site) for 42 resident
“All the best fashion talent is moving to L.A., all the most important photographers and models,” Costa says. “Of the top models in the world, there are now more in L.A. than in New York,” he insists, citing Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Stella Maxwell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who is a member of Spring Place Beverly Hills. “LVMH, Prada and Valentino are all
A rendering of SPRING PLACE BEVERLY HILLS, set to open in October. Above: A rendering of Spring Place’s Downtown Los Angeles location, slated to debut within 18 months.
“PROVIDING A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE IS SO POWERFUL RIGHT NOW.” —
desks, 56 hot desks, 18 private offices, 11 conference rooms and showrooms, and a photography studio. These will soon be inhabited by native fashion brands and serve as a trusted base camp for the Spring Place members on the Paris-Milan-New York-London fashion circuit, now that L.A. is firmly on the map. Spring Place’s patrons in Manhattan include Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Kolb (president and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America), Jason Wu, Irina Shayk and Nicole Kidman. With its grand lobby and wood-slatted spiral staircase, Spring Place brings fashion industry gravitas to Beverly Hills. It opened in Manhattan in 2016 as a sister business of the creative agency Spring Studios, the official host to New York Fashion Week, Tribeca Film Festival and the Independent Art Fair, events around which Spring Place has since provided additional programming. Francesco Costa, the co-founder of Spring Place and majority shareholder of Spring Studios—which originated in London in 1995—has chosen L.A. for the first expansion of his clubs, rolling out to Paris, London and Milan in the coming years. (A second L.A. site is planned to open in the Arts District within 18 months.)
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[reportedly] opening offices in L.A. The biggest [creative industry] crossover now is Hollywood and fashion.” Costa sees the need for centralization for a fashion community growing in international importance, in the absence of an equivalent to New York’s CFDA or London’s British Fashion Council. “I want us to be the hub of the L.A. fashion industry, part of the infrastructure,” he says. “We Clockwise from above: SOHO HOUSE WEST HOLLYWOOD. Spring Place member IRINA SHAYK. The original HOSPITAL CLUB building in London. H CLUB co-founder DAVE STEWART. A rendering of the SAN VICENTE BUNGALOWS.
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also play host to exclusive, high-caliber restaurant pop-ups.
Costa is the first to acknowledge the contribution that Soho House made to the Los Angeles scene when it opened as a club for creatives, including those in the media and film industries, on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood in 2010. Before this, L.A. lacked the private members-club culture beloved by fashion insiders and talents in London and New York, a contemporary revival of the historical 18th- and 19th-century gentlemen’s clubs centered around Mayfair and Union Square, respectively. “The fact that we don’t allow photos of other members was something that was new and appreciated, especially in L.A.,” says Soho House & Co founder Nick Jones. “People could relax, let their hair down. The House brings people
Clockwise from above: A rendering of THE ARTS CLUB in West Hollywood. Spring Place member ROSIE HUNTINGTONWHITELEY. LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, another Spring Place patron. The Arts Club supporter GWYNETH PALTROW.
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could be a game changer. We are already having conversations with [our New York Fashion Week partners] IMG to see what we can do here. Spring Place in Los Angeles is even more important than New York and London, because the city is so spread out. I think that explains the success of Soho House here.” But he is quick to point out the differences between the establishments. “Soho House is a social club, where you can [network],” Costa explains. “But our main purpose is business. You go to Spring Place to work and to participate in our cultural programming.” The new club will feature a 6,500-square-foot event-friendly roof space (with a bar but no pool), full concierge, a wellness program, and a light menu by chef Mirko Paderno (formerly of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills)—all in a contemporary building designed to optimize creativity. A library will
together—that’s the whole point.” Despite a hip makeover of the erstwhile power bastion the Jonathan Club in 2013 (founded Downtown in 1895), Los Angeles hadn’t witnessed a renaissance of its late-1920s beach clubs—Jonathan Club’s satellite in Santa Monica and the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. But in the wake of the localist establishment Little Beach House Malibu, opened by Soho House & Co on Carbon Beach in 2016, a new era of specialized, British-informed private members clubs have begun descending upon different areas of the city, each catering to its distinct creative community. Costa likens the circumstances of this phenomenon to London at the turn of the millennium. “In the last 15 years in London, there was this huge influx of people coming from all around the world—all from different industries,” he says. “The city’s population has grown to nearly 9 million. So you had to create meeting points. Soho House opened for the media industry people; other clubs were for finance. Right now, everyone is coming to L.A.” One of those new draws is likely to be the h Club, which opens later this year at 1717 Vine St., at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard in the former Redbury hotel building near Capitol Records. This is the first overseas expansion of The Hospital Club, founded in London’s Covent Garden in 2004 as a dedicated creative incubator for music and the arts by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Dave Stewart, formerly of the British band Eurythmics. The five-story Hollywood club mirrors the original, which bills itself as “a dedicated space for artists, entrepreneurs and innovators to connect, create and collaborate,” with a coworking space, a gym, recording studio, performance space, screening room and 36 bedrooms that will showcase revolving exhibitions of work for sale by local artists. And the h Club does not shy away from its British roots, enlisting London-based Russell Sage to design the space, which includes a traditional tearoom with Japanese influences, a rooftop cinema, a restaurant and a desertscape inspired by the postmodern shingle garden of late British art house director Derek Jarman at his home in Dungeness, Kent. Stewart, who serves as ambassador to
the L.A. club, references iconic British private members establishments such as the Groucho Club, which helped birth the Young British Artists movement spearheaded by Damien Hirst in the late ’80s. Stewart hopes that the h Club might serve as a similar focal point for key players on the L.A. music scene, as well as a catalyst for creative cross-fertilization. “Creative people need a place to get together and hatch a plot,” he says. “The original idea was to create Andy Warhol’s Factory on steroids: The Hospital Club from the very beginning was wired fiber-optically with fast lines and a live TV broadcast studio. It was all going on different floors simultaneously, whether it was a meeting for an independent shoe designer or a creative currency talk by Richard Branson.”
Meanwhile, in West Hollywood, two new private members clubs promise to elevate the Sunset Strip. Old-school London institution The Arts Club—founded in 1863 as a haven for the arts, literature and sciences, with original members including Victorian novelists Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope—will be the unlikely new establishment at 8920 Sunset Blvd., in a nine-story, Gensler-designed building, on the site previously inhabited by the Hustler Hollywood erotic boutique. The archaic gentlemen’s club on Mayfair’s Dover Street in London was relaunched in 2012 as a contemporary club by British-Indian restaurateur Arjun Waney (Zuma, Roka and La Petite Maison) and property developer Gary Landesberg,
with the support of Gwyneth Paltrow. On any given night there, one might see Cameron Diaz, Stella McCartney and Turner Prize-winning ceramist Grayson Perry perusing art by John Baldessari and George Condo or dancing the night away in the basement club. Set to open in 2020, The Arts Club Los Angeles will bring British heritage and a new art gallery to the Sunset Strip, as well as 14 hotel rooms, a rooftop pool and screening rooms. L.A.-based novelist Stephanie Theobald, the former society editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK, believes that the establishment will bring a dose of much-needed “British eccentricity” to what she feels is an increasingly “corporate” members-club scene. “We need some colorful characters, some decent Champagne, a grumpy butler or two. ‘Arts’ is a word that evokes imagination, rebellion, the unexpected. One night at the London club, I got into a conversation with Orlando Bloom and [artist] Sir Peter Blake arguing over which was the best pub for a decent ale. Such random encounters make for a good night out.” Even a potentially idiosyncratic British maître d’ would be hard-pressed to rival the presiding hosting legend of West Hollywood, Dimitri Dimitrov of Jeff Klein’s Sunset Tower Hotel. L.A.-based hotelier Klein is the man behind the most anticipated and elite opening in the city this fall. Having transformed the faded Argyle Hotel to the unofficial club of the likes of Tom Ford, Bill Murray and Jennifer Aniston, Klein is to reopen WeHo’s San Vicente Bungalows Continued on p.194
The scene inside THE DAISY in 1967. The legendary Beverly Hills members club has since shuttered.
Thoroughly Modern Meghan WITH HER BREEZY CALIFORNIAN APPROACH, MEGHAN MARKLE IS Pre-Well BRINGING THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY BANG UP TO DATE
WRITTEN BY ROYA NIKKHAH On the West Coast, we err on the side of informal. We hug, we hang out, we are masters of dressing down to dress up. So for the House of Windsor, whose traditions of regal pomp and sober ceremony go back generations, a duchess who stays true to her West Coast roots can be seen as something of a cultural revolutionary. Here, our insider Roya Nikkhah, who has covered Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s twoyear fairy tale from the front line for the likes of CBS, CNN and The Sunday Times in London, reports on the California girl’s modernizing effect on the British royals. When San Fernando Valley-reared Meghan Markle made her public debut at Prince Harry’s side in ripped jeans
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and flats, rather than the standard royal girlfriend uniform of a demure, formal dress, it was clear that this bride-to-be (the daughter of a Hollywood lighting director and a makeup artist turned yoga instructor and social worker) was something of an exception to the rule. Since the Suits star burst onto the world stage, the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, has brought a new, relaxed—some might say Californian—finesse and style to royal life, both inside and outside palace walls. What has been most visible about her approach is a disarming lack of pretense in social situations. She introduces herself not with a formal, “How do you do?”
Ahead of MEGHAN MARKLE and PRINCE HARRYâ€™s May nuptials, artist PEGASUS painted a piece of street art depicting the now-duchess on a wall in north London.
ART: PEGASUS. PHOTOGRAPHY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK.
but simply, “Hi, I’m Meghan.” She chats openly about married life and has gushingly referred to Harry as “the best husband ever.” The newlyweds often hold hands and have their arms around each other. As one royal commentator observed, they are “tactile in a way that is almost unheard of in the royal family.” The duchess has already sought to relax royal protocol inside palace walls, as her close friend Bonnie Hammer recently revealed. Hammer, who is chairwoman of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, disclosed in an NBC documentary, Inside the Royal Wedding, that Markle dispensed with royal etiquette on her first visits to see Prince Harry at Kensington Palace: “The guards would greet her and walk her in. After the first couple of times, she started giving a hug to the guys, which wasn’t exactly protocol. And at some point, somebody said to her, ‘Well, people don’t really do that.’ She literally said, ‘I’m American. I hug.’” So far, she has also eschewed the royal tradition of hiring a stylist to help with her wardrobe. While both the Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth II have a “dresser,” royal sources say the Duchess of Sussex is keen to style herself for the time being, and is forging a close fashion relationship with Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy, who created Markle’s wedding dress and whose designs she has worn regularly since. And while many royal newlyweds take on country houses set on the queen’s estates, the duke and duchess have instead opted for a two-year lease on a weekend escape in Great Tew in the county of Oxfordshire. When they are not at Kensington Palace, the rented house—a stone’s throw from the trendy Soho Farmhouse hotel, and David and Victoria Beckham’s country house— provides them with a low-key sanctuary, away from the formality and protocol of palace life. Markle may soon reconnect with her friends stateside, as the couple is reported to be making plans for an official visit to the United States next year. Kensington Palace has not commented on the reports, but it is thought that California, Washington,
D.C., and New York are likely to be on the itinerary. The duchess once wrote, “I was born and raised in Los Angeles, a California girl who lives by the ethos that most things can be cured with either yoga, the beach or a few avocados.” These days, there may be fewer trips to the beach, but she is still practicing yoga, Pilates and meditation every day, and has regular sessions of acupuncture. Rumor has it she has even persuaded her husband, once nicknamed “the party prince,” to join in with the occasional green juice.
expected to appear to be “above politics.” Penny Junor, a royal biographer who has written books on Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry, points out: “The fact that she is [biracial], American and a career woman are real positives and a reflection of our multicultural society…by being who she is, Meghan will be a great leveler. She will increase the constituency of people who are interested in the royal family around the world, because more people will identify with her.” This marriage is a testament to how far the royal family has progressed, accepting a “modernizer” like the Duchess of Sussex, who has been married and divorced. (In 1936, King Edward VIII was notoriously forced to abdicate his throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American socialite, while his brother—Prince Harry’s great-grandfather, George VI— stepped in to take his place.) Nowhere was that acceptance more evident than at the couple’s wedding, a global event watched by an estimated 2 billion people around the world. Yes, it had all the pomp and grandeur befitting a prince’s marriage. But it was also groundbreaking in its departures from tradition, much of which can be attributed to Markle: from the relatively intimate guest list (600 invitees joined the couple for the ceremony), to the spirit of inclusivity (2,600 members of the public were invited onto the grounds of Windsor Castle to share in the moment). A gospel choir sang “Stand by Me” and Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church, raised the roof of St. George’s Chapel with his rousing address, which quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and snappily summed up the wedding with, “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.” As many a seasoned royal watcher observed on May 19, Markle’s royal wedding was “less pale, male and stale” than any other before it. In short, it had more than a dash of California cool. •
“I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES, A CALIFORNIA GIRL WHO LIVES BY THE ETHOS THAT MOST THINGS CAN Pre-Well meghan BE CURED WITH EITHER YOGA, THE BEACH OR A FEW AVOCADOS.”
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Within moments of saying “I do,” Markle, a woman who used her public profile as an actor to champion gender equality and women’s empowerment, had her own page on the royal family’s official website, tellingly emblazoned with the words, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”—a quote taken from a speech she gave to the United Nations in 2015. Since entering royal circles, the duchess has signaled that she will vocally support LGBTQ rights, something she described on an official engagement with her husband as “a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality.” These words have added strength, considering royal family members have always been
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AN OUTSPOKEN VOICE IN A NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS, MULTIHYPHENATE ROWAN BLANCHARD OPENS UP TO RODARTEâ€™S KATE AND LAURA MULLEAVY ON FASHION, FILM AND FEMINISM
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True to her Generation Z roots, Rowan Blanchard isn’t one to stay in the lane assigned to her. She made her name starring in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World, and followed that with a turn in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time (2018), but for the 16-year-old Angeleno, the label “actor” doesn’t begin to skim the surface. There’s also her recent campaign for Miu Miu (which, for the record, has her “on cloud nine,” she says), yet adding “model” to her bio is, at best, reductive. Instead, Blanchard describes herself as “a person who thinks a lot,” and backs it up: Look no further than her public musings on intersectional feminism and identifying as queer (she has 5.2 million followers on Instagram and more than half a million on Twitter), her speech at the U.S. National Committee for UN Women’s annual conference as part of #TeamHeForShe, and Still Here (Razorbill), her art project-styled book, published earlier this year, which features
There was something very exciting about you. We didn’t know anything about you, but we did wonder: Who is this person? It was cool to meet you and see that you have such a broad and wonderful curiosity. At what point in your life did you realize that you had an artistic inclination outside of acting? Rowan: I started acting when I was 5, so it is basically the only thing that I remember. There was always this part of me that couldn’t really see myself just acting— just being somebody’s puppet. The more movies I watched and accumulated, and the more books I read, the more artists I learned about, I felt like I had more ammunition or something. Even on Girl Meets World, once I realized I could have input in the show rather than just playing Riley, it made me interested in creating more things. Kate: Was it set up in your household to be interested in the arts, or is that something that kind of came from you?
short, so you have to take every moment to observe everything you can. It informs every artistic process—to be a part of life and to experience it. In fashion, I do notice how fast it’s all moving, and how much it’s changing. What makes you love fashion? Rowan: Well, I find the idea of having a body to be so weird. Like, it’s weird to be born into a skin and just have to figure it out. And I think that fashion is this way— especially now in my teenage years, where I feel so strange about what it means to be looked at, and, like, wanting to be looked at and [wanting to] manipulate that. But also, it’s fun. And, of course, it’s serious and an art form, but it’s fun to try on clothes and I get excited for fittings and I get excited when I get to go to your studio. Laura: It is! Fashion is fun. And you know, the participation of women fashion designers in fashion history is so powerful, and yet, still such a marginalized voice. I was just told that only 14 percent of major fashion companies are designed
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multimedia contributions from the likes of Gia Coppola and Jenny Zhang on the subject of teenagehood and growing up. Naturally her friendships manifest in a creative crew, including Coppola, Yara Shahidi, and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who first met Blanchard at a dinner party they hosted to celebrate their 2016 collaboration with & Other Stories, and later invited her to co-star in their Fall 2018 lookbook alongside Kirsten Dunst, Grimes and Miranda July. “Rowan has an individual soul,” notes Laura, “and you want to see that within fashion, because fashion is about individuality.” The designers-cum-filmmakers, who will be the subjects of the first fashion exhibition organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., this November, connected with Blanchard on the heels of her Miu Miu campaign to discuss artistic ammunition, the power of a public platform, and the unadulterated fun of fashion. Laura: When Kate and I and Kirsten [Dunst] were shooting the movie we made together [Woodshock], we ended up watching Girl Meets World on our Saturdays off.
Rowan: My parents definitely influenced me. It was encouraged: I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show too early, and I was allowed to view art as art, and spend time in museums and sort of wander. When I started to have access to the internet on my own, I was able to fall into these internet spirals of artists...I think that’s a lot of why it seems like my generation is impressively well-informed in art and movies and stuff, because so much of online culture is based in aesthetic. Kate: That reminds me: You wrote a book. Are you going to write another one? Rowan: The book came out in February, and I still feel like so much has happened to me personally since then. So much of your teenhood is about dreaming about what it’s going to be like...and I’m finally hitting the point where I feel like I’m living the movie [moments] and having all these glimpses—like, oh, that’s like Heathers! At some point, when I’m able to get a bit of distance from it, I will sit and write. But right now, it feels like everything is happening so quickly and so in the moment that if I stop to write about it, I’ll miss it. Laura: People always say that life’s
by, or headed by, women. But I feel like fashion is a world that is super accepting and still has so far to go...I mean, the greatest changes in fashion have happened because of women: Vivienne Westwood with punk, or Madeline Vionnet removing the corset, or, you know, Coco Chanel saying, ‘Let’s wear flats.’ I think that’s what’s so cool about it. What do you want to achieve with your voice? Rowan: I still toy a lot with whatever it means to call myself an activist or an artist or someone who just likes words, and I guess at the end of the day, I’m just a person who thinks a lot, and sometimes it feels like I can compile those thoughts enough to share them with others. For me, the thing I really want to achieve by using my voice is to have more of a conversation. For now, I want to listen more and not speak as much, and maybe speak when I feel like what I have to say hasn’t been said, or it’s important for me to say it. There’s this sort of construed thing online that anyone who has a platform has to speak on everything. Laura: For me, social media is a very different language Continued on p.194 SEPTEMBER 2018 C 151
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ZOË AND OLIVIER DE GIVENCHY’S TROUSDALE ESTATES HOME IS A WELCOMING WEST COAST PARADISE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY
Charming, pedigreed and unmistakably stylish, Zoë and Olivier de Givenchy are the embodiment of the expat fairy tale. Fittingly, the couple has landed in the Trousdale Estates, an exclusive pocket of paradise perched at the highest point in Beverly Hills, renowned for its trove of midcentury modern masterpieces designed by pre-eminent architects such as Wallace Neff, Cliff May, A. Quincy Jones and Paul Williams, and for its high-profile residents, who reportedly include LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and French photographer and fashion designer Hedi Slimane, among others. The couple purchased their stunning 1961 Harold Levitt home four years ago. “I wanted a house that was relevant to its environment,” says Zoë, radiant in a floral Emilia Wickstead dress, when we meet for tea and a tour of the residence. Statuesque, with dark hair and green eyes, Zoë is a native of Melbourne, Australia, and worked as an executive in public relations and brand management at Credit Suisse before leaving to set up her own consulting firm. She was living in London when she met her husband. The two were introduced in 2008 at the wedding of
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Zoë and OLIVIER DE GIVENCHY often entertain guests in the library-cum-bar. She wears a vintage GIVENCHY dress, a gift from Hubert, MANOLO BLAHNIK shoes, $725, and TAFFIN earrings and ring, prices upon request. Below: Beneath a BOURGEOIS BOHEME chandelier, the walnut dining room table, designed by Zoë, is a hub for family dinners. Opposite, from top: Much of the house opens onto the pool, which is surrounded by fruit trees and a breathtaking view of the city. A lush “living wall” welcomes visitors at the entrance to the HAROLD LEVITT-designed house.
their mutual friend William Cash, a publisher and a member of British Parliament. “From the moment I saw her I could not take my eyes off her,” recalls Olivier, who works in finance yet comes from a long line of illustrious artists and aristocrats, including his uncle, the beloved, inimitable grand couturier, Hubert de Givenchy. “I jumped in her cab and followed her to Annabel’s, and we danced all night, closing every club in London.” Olivier was CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in the U.K. when he was offered the opportunity to grow the bank’s western region of the United States. “A move to sunny L.A. with a growing young family and a chance to expand the business was an exciting challenge,” he explains. It was an offer the two couldn’t refuse. “We were ready for an adventure,” says
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Natural light, stone and greenery set a tranquil tone throughout the house, beginning in the entry, where a sculpture by artist HUANG RUI sits beside the front door.
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by Olivier and crafted by L.A. furniture designer Alex Deutschman, give definition to wide-open spaces. In the library, bookshelves are peppered with heirlooms and framed photographs, including one of the couple dancing barefoot on a beach at their wedding on Harbour Island in the Bahamas in 2011. There are two stunning portraits, painted by U.K. artist Julia London, of the couple’s children, Louis, 5, and Inès, 2. “She is the first Givenchy to be born in California,” says Zoë of her little “blond dolly.” Olivier also has two children from his first marriage; daughter Gabriella is a jewelry editor at W Magazine in New York City, and his son Nicolas is an undergraduate student at University of Southern California. A collection of iconic Givenchy perfumes—Olivier’s late father served as director of the family’s fragrance and cosmetics empire—takes pride of place in the powder room, where a medieval Madonna, reclaimed from a Spanish church, and a series of crosses sit on the counter. The custom, open-layout Bulthaup kitchen, with its Continued on p.194
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Zoë. “L.A. is completely different from the city I used to visit as a child,” she adds. “The story now is all about the cultural renaissance.” The boundaries of indoor-outdoor living are blurred as Zoë leads the way through the light-flooded living room out to the pool. In the garden, there are orange and lemon trees, and ruby-throated hummingbirds buzz near the birds-of-paradise. But really, it’s all about the view. For as far as the eye can see, the panorama of Los Angeles and beyond—the city skyline, the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu—is laid out in breathtaking clarity. Back inside, works by artists such as Henri Matisse, Robert Courtright and Huang Rui line the walls, along with selections from a treasured collection of collages assembled by Olivier’s godfather, Philippe Venet, and Uncle Hubert. Floral arrangements and coffee-table books—including The Givenchy Style and Tom Scheerer Decorates, which features the couple’s Bahamian home, The Banyans—are in abundance. Graphic, ornamental walnut screens, designed
Zoë wears a MONIQUE LHUILLIER dress, $5,995, and shoes, $975. Opposite, from top: In the drawing room, a painting by local artist MARK RUSSELL JONES hangs above the fireplace, flanked by a pair of LÁSZLÓ TAUBERT sculptures. The vintage tête-àtête was sourced from NICKEY KEHOE. Zoë’s serene bathroom opens onto the gardens. Makeup: CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock’n’Kohl eyeliner in Bedroom Black, $27, Airbrush Flawless Finish powder, $45, Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate, $53, Hot Lips lipstick in Kidman’s Kiss, $34, and Full Fat Lashes mascara, $29. Hair by BRADLEY LEAKE using Color Wow Dream Coat and Oribe. Makeup by ANNA PFLEGHAAR using Charlotte Tilbury.
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VALENTINO gown, similar styles available. NAKEDCASHMERE socks, $95. UGG slippers, $195.
GUCCI gown, $8,800. LORO PIANA sweater, $1,700. NAKEDCASHMERE socks, $95. JACQUES MARIE MAGE sunglasses, $850. EVERCREATURES boots, $40. Opposite: DIOR white dress, $17,500, print dress, price upon request, bra $1,350, briefs, $1,300, and necklace, price upon request.
HERMÈS dress, $6,300, and harness, $3,500. HELLY HANSON boots, $65. Stylist’s own vintage skirt, and socks. Opposite: CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC coat, $3,900, skirt, $4,300, and gloves, $990.
FENDI dress, $9,000, and boots, $1,190. Opposite: TODâ€™S jacket, price upon request.
ROBERTO CAVALLI dress, $3,275, and bra, price upon request. LORO PIANA scarf, $1,075. THE FRYE COMPANY boots, $278. Gloves, stylistâ€™s own. Opposite: MAX MARA coat, $3,590, and gown, $1,750.
LONGCHAMP dress, $1,355. NAKEDCASHMERE socks, $95. UGG slippers, $120. IGUANA VINTAGE slip gown, similar styles available. Opposite: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI poncho, $2,145, and boots, $1,613. DSQUARED2 dress, $2,605, and leggings, $595. Makeup: CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel mascara, $32, Le Correcteur de Chanel long-wear concealer in Beige, $43, and Joues Contraste powder blush in Rose Bronze, $45. Model PAULINE HOARAU at The Society Management. Hair by KEITH CARPENTER at The Wall Group using Kerastase. Makeup by VICKY STECKEL at Bryan Bantry using Chanel Makeup. Fashion Assistant SHEA DASPIN. Production by GHIBLI MEDIA.
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Classical dance appealed to Prager right away; she counts The Red Shoes as one of her favorite films. “From far away, ballet looks like the most beautiful fantasy you’ve ever seen. But then you see the makeup up close when you’re finished with the performance, with all the sweat coming through—it’s got a horror film aspect to it.” In La Grande Sortie, the female dancer begins to interact with her audience and embarks on a tortured mental roller coaster that ends with a narrative mic drop. For Prager, it was not only an opportunity to explore “the ugly underbelly coming together” of that world, but also to dive into the mental pressure on artists, expected to be so public and no longer just speak through their work. “For me personally, La Grande Sortie had a lot to do with me confronting an audience,” she says. “How you can become your audience when you’re up on a stage, or when you’re doing anything where you feel vulnerable. Your reality can be warped by whatever state your mind is in.” Silver Lake Drive may mark the end of 10 years of one thought, but she’s already moving on. “I like to come up with an idea that I’m really into and I feel like it challenges me, terrifies me. If I’m not a little bit scared, then I’m just coasting,” she says. You can feel that she’s on the brink of something bigger, moving forward purely by instinct, like a woman grappling in the dark. So then what’s next? She plays it coy. “I’ve already started it,” she says. •
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Finally, another establishment opening in the next year promises to leave its mark on Downtown Los Angeles. Next spring, the long-awaited Soho Warehouse will open near the Arts District, in the former music rehearsal studios at 1000 S. Santa Fe Ave. The 80,000-square-foot space is to be Soho House & Co’s third and largest opening on the West Coast, bringing 48 bedrooms, a spa and gym, a 9,700-squarefoot club space and a seventh-floor rooftop pool to the area near Bestia. Like Little Beach House Malibu, Soho Warehouse is expected to draw members from its surrounding neighborhoods, in this case Silver Lake, Echo Park and Downtown. “Soho Warehouse is a keystone that will help create critical mass in the neighborhood,” says Oliver Wilson, a key player in the Downtown community and CEO of East Eighth Street-based Gladys Tamez Millinery, whose clients include Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. “It will give the area a legitimacy that will break the ‘I don’t go east of La Brea or west of Vermont’ mentality.” “Downtown L.A. already has an incredible community of local businesses, artists and creatives, and it only continues to grow. We want Soho Warehouse to be a place that is integrated into the neighborhood,” says Jones of Soho House & Co. “As the nine-to-five way of life fades, our spaces become even more important to people.” “The time is right for private membership clubs, because now more than ever we are so disconnected and crave human interaction,” says San Vicente Bungalow’s Klein of joining the ranks. “I feel this sense of isolation is more and more prevalent with everyone... That is why providing a community of like-minded people is so powerful right now.” •
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as a private members club just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Tower Bar, at 845 N. San Vicente Blvd. Klein bought the gay countercultural landmark and former clothing-optional bathhouse (which had been operating as a men-only sex-and-drugs retreat since the 1980s) for a reported $11 million in 2013, attracted by its historic bungalows. After four years of being run as a cleaned-up pop-up hotel, the 29 cabanas are being converted into a members club with a pool restaurant, bar, Academy-standard screening room, private dining rooms and nine hotel rooms for members, all created under the aesthetic direction of Rita Konig. The British interior designer has also overseen a second property, No. 850, Klein’s newly built 23-bedroom boutique hotel set behind the clapboard facade of a landmark Victorian bungalow. With Klein’s connections—he owns the Monkey Bar in New York with Graydon Carter and is married to producer John Goldwyn—and a new Sunset Tower business partner, Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat’s owner Len Blavatnik, San Vicente Bungalows is poised to restore exclusivity to the private members scene and be the new intimate playground of elite Hollywood—over all of which Dimitrov will faithfully preside.
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form—it’s not something that I’ve ever felt like opening up on. I can get maybe four sentences out and that’s my limit. But it’s powerful to see someone so comfortable with it, using it. Because it’s natural to you, you have something to say that can go deeper, and I really appreciate it when people use it that way. Rowan: Thanks, Laura! Laura: You’re welcome. Let’s talk about your Miu Miu campaign, which just came out. It’s such a huge moment. I hope you celebrate [the campaign] and let it be fun and exciting. Sometimes you don’t take the time to appreciate these really big things that happen because you’re in a world of bigness—like, everything is about the public eye—but when you do have those moments you should take the time and say, ‘This is really special,’ because the first one doesn’t happen again. Rowan: Teetering on the edge of modeling is terrifying to me, so being able to work with someone like Miuccia Prada— who is literally a radical and considers herself a communist, and never strives to make girls look desirable in a way that
pertains to a male gaze—I really couldn’t be happier to have my first official campaign be representing her brand and her… Kate: I’ve seen you be involved in fashion for a while now. There’s some people who fit in naturally with it, and don’t let it take over their lives, and when those people come around, you notice them. For me as a designer, I come from the school of thought that fashion is about challenging the status quo and sharing ideas, and working with you, Rowan, is always a pleasure. Is there anything else you’re looking forward to on the horizon? Rowan: Hopefully I get to make more weird movies. I just want to write more things and act in more things and make things that I think are worth making. So much of the culture is to put things out and not take your time. I’ve been thinking about this quote by Solange where she says she doesn’t put things out until they’re finished. I’m sitting with that quote this summer and thinking about what I can make. And I’m not going to release it into the world until it’s finished. •
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expansive stainless steel island, is where they often prepare meals using Givenchy family recipes, including those culled from Hubert’s personal cookbook. Sunday nights are reserved for family dinners, for which Olivier makes his French-style roast chicken, ratatouille and sautéed rice pilaf with foie gras. “We love to entertain,” says Zoë, citing Easter egg hunts, a Halloween monster mash, and La Fête de Rois (the Feast of Kings), a French celebration beloved for the traditional pastries that are served. Dinner parties at the de Givenchy residence—such as the one they hosted with interior designer Nathan Turner for their mutual friend India Hicks—are coveted invitations. “We set up here,” Zoë says, gesturing toward a gorgeous 9-foot round walnut dining room table, which she designed to complement the glass-walled square dining room. “And I love to do the flowers,” says Zoë, who is besotted with the flower markets downtown. “But if I run out of time, I call Eric [Buterbaugh].” From the master bedroom, with its floorto-ceiling windows, you can see planes taking off over the ocean. It’s an apropos scene for the international couple, who spend summers abroad in London and Monaco and visit Le Jonchet, the family chateau outside of Paris, throughout the year. From their L.A. vantage point, you feel at once connected and removed from the city below. “A life above it all” is what Paul Trousdale promised residents of the neighborhood he developed, after having purchased the land from the Doheny family in 1954. “There’s that Frank Lloyd Wright quote, ‘Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles,’” says Zoë. “I’m not sure exactly what it all means,” she admits. “But L.A. and the people here have been so wonderful and welcoming.” •
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Gucci Volcanic flame all-over sequin embroidered silk satin georgette long sleeve gown with selffabric ruffle and rosebud details on the front, $21,000, Gucci Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Glynneth B pearl-and-crystal tiara headband, $395, made to order; glynnethb. com. House of Emmanuele Crystal Titan Wing silver-plated Swarovski embellished ring, $195; houseofemmanuele.com.
p.89 Clockwise from top left, all wearing Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello: Teddy Quinlivan in a silk embellished one-shoulder dress, price upon request; Kaia Gerber in a black sequin embroidered jacket with passementerie, price upon request, black lavaliere silk ruffled blouse, $2,590, black wool hat with leather band, $1,095, and Smoking set clip-on earrings in brass, resin and crystal, $995; Theresa Hayes in an embroidered deep V-neck dress, price upon request; Binx Walton in a black silk sequin lavaliere dress, $6,900, and Smoking double-horn clip-on earrings with brass and strass, $795, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051; ysl.com.
p.92 Elisabetta Franchi earrings with opals, $300; elisabettafranchi.com. Pierre Hardy Alpha suede handbag, $845; pierrehardy.com. The Office of Angela Scott Mr. Evans wingtip oxfords, $435; theofficeofangelascott.com. Staud Shirley bag, $295; staud.clothing. Sandro Lou bag, $385, Sandro, Beverly Hills, 310-281-0083. Paul Smith Gaia shoes, $750, Paul Smith, L.A., 323-9514800. Susan Alexandra Parfait Bead bag, $265; susanalexandra.com. Giuseppe Zanotti Rnbw multicolor patent leather women’s low-top sneaker, $995, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Center, 310-4992962; giuseppezanotti.com. Charlotte Olympia Harlequin 100 pumps in multicolor satin and patent, $865; charlotteolympia.com. Dior J’adior bracelet, $330, Dior, S.F., 415-398-2204. Chanel bag, $4,400, Costa Mesa, 714-754-7455; chanel.com. Perrin Paris Le Petit Panier, $1,400, Perrin Paris, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936; perrinparis.com. Burberry small belt bag, $1,990, Burberry, Beverly Hills, 310-550-4500; burberry.com. Alexander McQueen black leather hybrid boots with red cuffs, $1,650; alexandermcqueen.com.
p.94 Tod’s tortoiseshell sunglasses, $490, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591. Stella McCartney fuzzy leopard scarf, $485, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211. Roberto Cavalli mules, $1,195; robertocavalli.com. Michael Kors Collection camel dogtooth and leopard-print hat, price upon request, Michael Kors, Beverly Hills, 310-777-8862. Hayward Mini Shopper in zebra print, $790; haywardluxury.com. Oscar de la Renta ankle boots, $1,990, Oscar de la Renta, L.A., 323-653-0200. Kenzo Jumping Tiger bag, $360; kenzo.com. Hermès Baobob cat scarf, $395, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. Longchamp Pénélope Gaucho moccasins, $670, Longchamp, S.F., 415-362-7971. Miu Miu earrings, price upon request; miumiu.com. Tom Ford velvet Animalier crystal slingbacks, $2,750; tomford.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim Hudson mini square crossbody, $550, 3.1 Phillip Lim, L.A., 213-246-2588. Max Mara leather gloves with wool lining, $280, Max Mara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343.
p.96 M Missoni mini mélange raffia bag, $495, M Missoni, Costa Mesa, 714-641-3170. Chloé Rylee boots, similar styles available, Chloé, L.A., 323-6020000. Salvatore Ferragamo leather handbag, $2,200, Salvatore Ferragamo, S.F., 415-391-6565. Bottega Veneta Kid pumps, $780, Bottega Veneta, Beverly Hills, 310-858-6533. Balenciaga Skate Wheel earrings, $595, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills, 310-8540557. Brunello Cucinelli Shining Mini City bag, $5,495, Brunello Cucinelli, S.F., 415-982-1200. Escada double E logo belt, $425, Escada Costa Mesa, 714-957-6800; escada.com. Sophia Webster Lucia pumps, $495, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, 949-759-1900. Proenza Schouler Grateful Dead-print lunch bag, $1,195; proenzaschouler. com. Prada shoes, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661. Bally Darlene bowling bag, $1,095, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-2471012. Sergio Rossi crackle leather pumps, $695; sergiorossi.com. Giorgio Armani velvet handbag with leather strap, similar styles available, Giorgio Armani, S.F., 415-434-2500.
p.98 Bruno Magli Marco silver crackled leather loafers, $450; brunomagli.com. Versace sunglasses, $235, Sunglass Hut, L.A., 213-627-7612. Ermanno Scervino alligator leather print gloves, $555; ermannoscervino.it. Prada boots, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661. Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Survivalist backpack and hood,
$2,900; calvinklein.com. Balmain over-the-knee boots, $3,545, Balmain, L.A., 323-230-6364. Maje M Pack Puf bag, $345, Maje, Beverly Hills, 310-271-2428. Stuart Weitzman Duvet boots, $998, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600. Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Mirror binder clip bag, $1,330; off--white.com. Mackage Ellis down scarf, $100; mackage.com. Alchimia Di Ballin puffer boots, $1,295, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400. Maison Margiela iridescent Glam Slam bag, $1,690, Maison Margiela, Beverly Hills, 310-284-8093.
p.100 Louis Vuitton Las Vegas Parano Pilote sunglasses, $635, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457. Givenchy slides, $850, Givenchy, Costa Mesa, 714-545-2185. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Pouchon Teddy bag, $1,290, Saint Laurent, Costa Mesa, 714-429-0101. RedValentino Rock Ruffle shoulder bag, similar styles available; farfetch.com. Fendi navy and silver metal F hoop earrings, $1,190; fendi.com. Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Intarsia Stevie tote, similar styles available; jimmychoo.com. Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Sinner Sicily bag, $2,695, Dolce & Gabbana, L.A., 310-360-7282. Versace gold vintage logo pin, $195, Versace, Costa Mesa, 714-380-3237; versace.com. DKNY Nickel Logo Specchio pumps, $120; dkny.com. Balenciaga Logo Bowling bag, similar styles available, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills, 310-854-0557. Valentino Garavani VLTN crossbody bag, similar styles available, Valentino, S.F., 415-772-9835. Gucci mid-heel velvet loafers, $890, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451. Michael Kors Collection Selwyn shopping tote, $1,750, Michael Kors, Beverly Hills, 310-777-8862. Byredo Umbrella printed classic calfskin wallet in mustard, $450; byredo.com.
p.106 Irene Neuwirth necklace with heart-shaped opals and full-cut diamonds, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth, West Hollywood, 323-285-2000; ireneneuwirth.com. David Webb Sea Unicorn brooch with cabochon opal, black opals, pearshaped cabochon emerald, faceted pear-shaped rubies, circular-cut sapphires, brilliant-cut diamonds, textured 18-karat gold and platinum, price upon request, David Webb, Beverly Hills, 310-858-8006; davidwebb.com. David Yurman High Jewelry gems earrings with black opals and Australia diamonds in white gold, price upon request, David Yurman, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. Tiffany & Co. bracelet with black opal and diamonds in platinum, $475,000, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880; tiffany. com. Cartier Coloratura High Jewelry necklace with platinum, opals, tourmalines, tourmaline beads, onyx and diamonds, price upon request, available by appointment only, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272. Fernando Jorge Electric Drop earrings, $15,700; fernandojorge.co.uk. Spinelli Kilcollin Nembus ring, $8,800, Savannah, Santa Monica, 310-458-2095; savannahsantamonica. com. Jane Taylor Cirque rectangular hinged cuff with opal cabochons, $4,545; janetaylor.com. Effy 14-karat rose gold, diamond and opal ring, $3,308; effyjewelry.com. Fade To Black orbital earrings, $1,300; fadetoblackstudio.com. Sig Ward Jewelry 18-karat rose gold opal pea pod diamond ring, $8,400; sigwardjewelry.com. Wwake multi-chain earrings, $4,995; wwake.com. Kimberlin Brown pink sapphire and marquise-cut opal starburst earrings, $2,175, Esqueleto, Oakland, 510-629 6216; shopesqueleto.com. Buccellati Opera ring in yellow gold set with a pink opal stone, price upon request, Beverly Hills, 310-276 7022; us.buccellati.com.
Kamilya leather-trimmed satin lace-up ankle boots, $1,495, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760; giuseppezanotti.com. p.152 Miu Miu dress $3,195 and shoes $990, Miu Miu, Costa Mesa, 714-617-6927; miumiu.com. House of Emmanuele Swarovski crystal necklace, $2,405, and Swarovski crystal-embellished Titan Wing ring, $195; houseofemmanuele.com. Wolford Isabella socks, $33; wolford.com. p.153 Prada dress, $3,120, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661; prada.com. Glynneth B made-to-order crystal teardrop earrings, $165; glynnethb.com. p.154 Oscar de la Renta metallic black open stitch knit dress with crochet branch appliqué, $4,290, and black tulle coat, $2,690, Oscar de la Renta, L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com. Charlotte Olympia Hippodrome 100 white crystal rock pumps, $1,025; charlotteolympia.com. p.155 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello embroidered deep V-neck dress, price upon request, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051; ysl.com. The Office of Angela Scott Miss Scott chelsea boots in Jet Black, $495; theofficeofangelascott. com. p.156 Bottega Veneta multicolor silk and velvet dress, $3,600, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310858-6533; bottegaveneta.com. BHLDN Dalton drop earrings, sterling silver and white sapphire crystal, $450, Anthropologie, Beverly Hills, 310385-7390; bhldn.com. p.157 Moncler 4 Simone Rocha padded sleeveless nylon dress with floral applique, $4,985, moncler.com. T.U.K. Footwear, black hologram patent 3-buckle pointed boots, $105; tukshoes.com. Falke lace ankle socks, $28; bloomingdales.com. Makeup: Tom Ford Eye Quad in Cocoa Mirage, $88, Illuminating Highlight Pen, $54, and Lip Color in Bruised Plum, $55; tomford. com. Glossier Generation G lipstick in Jam, $18, and Lip Gloss, $14; glossier.com.
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p.160 Louis Vuitton coat with embroidered sleeves, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457; louisvuitton.com. Jacques Marie Mage Trixie Division, $695; jacquesmariemage.com. p.162 Dolce & Gabbana pink sequin bomber jacket with patches, $7,395, pink sequin jogger pant with patches, $4,975, Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. Brunello Cucinelli sterling silver and glass earrings, price upon request, Brunello Cucinelli, 310-724-8118; brunellocucinelli.com. p.163 Tom Ford faux fur puffer coat, $6,550, multicolor patchwork long sleeve mini dress, $39,500, black Lycra leggings, $560, Disco hoop earrings, $1,950, crystal Animalier slingbacks, $2,990, Pussy Power Natalia bag, $8,950, Tom Ford, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440; tomford. com. p.164 Giorgio Armani viscose top, price upon request, women’s shearling fur coat, price upon request, and women’s viscose trousers, price upon request, Giorgio Armani, Beverly Hills, 310-2715555; armani.com. Jacques Marie Mage Connie Division sunglasses, $795; jacquesmariemage.com. p.165 Bottega Veneta multicolor shearling and suede jacket, $12,950, Orchid and light grey satin felt coat, $4,080, multicolor satin dress, $2,250, and multicolor Intrecciato Olimpia knot bag, $4,750, Bottega Veneta, Beverly Hills, 310-858-6533. Dior Color Quake eyewear, price upon request, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700; dior.com. Gianvito Rossi Hunter leopard point-toe boot, $2,395; gianvitorossi.com. p.166 Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf print dress, $1,650, and silk hood, price upon request, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310273-9990; ferragamo.com. Jacques Marie Mage Trixie Phase 1 sunglasses, $795; jacquesmariemage.com. p.168 Balenciaga black burnished calfskin layered trench coat, $9,500, black and white cotton hoodie, $750, green wool herringbone Illusion skirt, $1,290, and blue animal-print polyamide boot pants, $3,400, Balenciaga, Beverly Hills, 310-8540557; balenciaga.com. p.169 Carolina Herrera dot embroidered cape, $8,990, Carolina Herrera, Beverly Hills, 310-288-2100. M Missoni long-sleeve Spacedye sweater dress, $995, M Missoni, Costa Mesa, 714-641-3170; missoni.com. Mignonne Gavigan Madison earrings in Scuba Blue, $250; mignonnegavigan.com. Giuseppe Zanotti Raina black suede bootie with crystal embellishment on toe and heel, $1,495, Giuseppe Zanotti, L.A., 310-499-2962; giuseppezanotti.com. p.170 Etro coat, $7,300, Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855; etro.com. Maje Mimi Sweater, $340, Maje, Beverly Hills, 310271-2428; us.maje.com. Jennifer Fisher 3-inch Classic Hollow hoop earrings, $490; jenniferfisherjewelry.com. p.171 Coach 1941 patchwork shearling overcoat, $2,200; coach.com. Proenza Schouler black and bronze multi-stripe long sleeve knit cut-out dress, price upon request, and tiger-print tufted mini bag, $1,895; proenzaschouler.com. Alison Lou Loucite by Alison Lou Collection large jelly hoop earrings in light yellow, $165; alisonlou.com. Gianvito Rossi Daze Cuissard over-the-knee boots, $2,395; gianvitorossi.com. p.172 Versace silk twill dress, $3,175, black bustier, $775, black leather belt with gold, $990, Tribute gold medallion necklace, $2,990, multicolor square silk foulard, $425, and leopard-printed calf-hair over-the-knee boots, $3,650, Versace, Beverly Hills, 310-205-3921; versace.com. Makeup: Dior Diorshow On Stage
BEAUTY AND THE ANGST
p.131 Hermès dress, $11,400, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. p.132 Rosetta Getty fitted drape panel coat in black stretch wool poplin, $2,250; rosettagetty.com. Chanel printed charmeuse blouse, $2,500, and printed cotton drill, $5,250, similar styles available, Chanel, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500. Ralph Lauren Collection suede black pumps, $575, Ralph Lauren, Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200; ralphlauren.com. p.134 Ralph Lauren Collection wool crepe blazer, $3,190, and jersey dress, $2,390, Ralph Lauren, Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200; ralphlauren.com. Calvin Klein 205W39NYC classic marching band uniform shirt, $690, and classic straight-leg marching band pants, $890, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400.
p.149 Michael Kors Collection crimson/black embroidered silk-and-wool Mikado dress, $9,500, Michael Kors Collection, Beverly Hills, 310-7778862; michaelkors.com. Manokhi adjustable black suede jewel choker with Swarovski crystals, $71; manokhi.com. Glynneth B Filigree flower necklace with freshwater pearl, $395, and crystal and CZ stone necklace with bow, $550; glynnethb. com. p.150 Chanel iridescent lace dress, $11,600, gloves, $1,475 and strass earrings, $1,425, Chanel, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500. Giuseppe Zanotti
Liner felt-tip eyeliner in Matte Rusty, $30.50, Dior Contour lip liner in Red, $31, and Rouge Dior lipstick in Red, $37; dior.com.
HOUSE OF STYLE
p.174 Monique Lhuillier silk white and noir abstract dot printed crepe de chine long sleeve faux wrap dress with tie neck, $2,595, Monique Lhuillier, L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier. com. Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals in black, $725, Nordstrom, L.A., 424-204-1177. p.177 Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals in black, $725, Nordstrom, L.A., 424-204-1177. Taffin earrings and ring, prices upon request; taffin.com. p.181 Monique Lhuillier mint green chiffon draped long-sleeve gown with honeycomb smocked embroidered band at waist and cuffs, $5,995, and LouLou sequin embellished sandals in silver gray, $975, Monique Lhuillier, L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl eyeliner in Bedroom Black, $27, Airbrush Flawless Finish powder, $45, Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate, $53, Hot Lips lipstick in Kidman’s Kiss, $34, and Full Fat Lashes mascara, $29; charlottetilbury.com.
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
p.147 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC knit balaclava in light blue and white, $290; calvinklein.com. p.182 Valentino knit gown, $7,400, similar styles available, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-2470103; valentino.com. Naked Cashmere socks in rosy mist, $95, Naked Cashmere, Malibu, 424-387-2918; nakedcashmere.com. Ugg Coquette Mongolian slipper, $195; ugg.com. p.184 Dior cotton tulle deep V-neck dress with white flower embroidery, $17,500, LS silk multiprint dress, price upon request, melange underwear top, $1,350, melange underwear bottom, $1,300, and L’Amour Avenir choker, price upon request, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700; dior.com. p.185 Gucci dusty sage viscose flower lace long-sleeve dress with deep V-neck on the front and back, all-over white contrast lace inserts and tiered bottom, $8,800, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451; gucci.com. Loro Piana Dolcevita Kimberley baby cashmere sweater, $1,700, Loro Piana, Costa Mesa, 714-432-1301; loropiana.com. Evercreature women’s rain boots, $40; amazon.com. Jacques Marie Mage Daumesnil Altan sunglasses, $850, Marc Michel Optical Connection, Pacific Palisades; 310-230-4569. p.186 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC oversize single-breasted coat in brown herringbone, $3,900, Pioneer skirt in beige and brown check, $4,300, and long leather astronaut gloves in metallic silver, $990; calvinklein.com. p.187 Hermès women’s knit and tweed dress, $6,300, and belt harness, $3,500, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. Helly Hansen women’s rain boots, $65; amazon.com. p.188 Tod’s jacket in suede and shearling, price upon request, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591; tods.com. p.189 Fendi white polka-dot voile dress with floral embroidery, $9,000, blue mid-calf pebbled leather western boots, $1,190; fendi.com. p.190 Max Mara wool double-breasted teddy coat, $3,590, and sleeveless velvet slip gown, $1,750, Max Mara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343; maxmara.com. p.191 Roberto Cavalli knitted white dress, $3,275, and bra, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006; robertocavalli.com. Loro Piana macro-rougemont scarf in cashmere, $1,075, Loro Piana, S.F., 415-593-3303; loropiana.com. The Frye Company Veronica bootie, $278; thefryecompany.com. p.192 Brunello Cucinelli gray knit folk stripes mohair and wool poncho-style sweater, $2,145, and Chelsea boots in broken glass-effect leather, $1,613, Brunello Cucinelli, Beverly Hills, 310724-8118; brunellocucinelli.com. Dsquared2 cotton voile dress, $2,605, and sequin leggings, $595, Dsquared2, Beverly Hills, 310-888-0117; dsquared2.com. p.193 Longchamp printed silk dress, $1,355, Longchamp, Beverly Hills, 310360-270; longchamp.com. Vintage slip gown, similar styles available, Iguana Vintage, L.A., 323462-1010; iguanaclothing.com. Naked Cashmere socks in Sterling, $95, Naked Cashmere, Malibu, 424-387-2918; nakedcashmere.com. Ugg Hailey Fluff loafers, $120; ugg.com. Makeup: Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara, $32, Le Correcteur de Chanel long-wear concealer in Beige, $43, and Joues Contraste powder blush in Rose Bronze, $45; chanel.com.
p.198 Salvatore Ferragamo denim jacket, $1,350, denim trousers, $790, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com. Piaget Possession Night & Day earrings in 18-karat white gold set with 16 brilliant-cut diamonds, $3,100, Possession ring in 18-karat white gold set with eight brilliant-cut diamonds, $3,250, Possession ring in 18-karat white gold set with a brilliant-cut diamond, $3,400, Possession bangle in 18-karat white gold set with diamonds, $3,550, and Possession bangle in 18-karat white gold set with diamonds, $5,450, Piaget, Costa Mesa, 714316-7763; piaget.com. Malone Souliers Imogen midnight linen and nappa leather pumps, $595; malonesouliers.com.
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DOWNTOWN S.F. STEELY GRAY IS A POWER PLAYER IN THE CITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO, FROM UNION SQUARE TO THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT
EDITED BY ANUSH BENLIYAN AND REBECCA RUSSELL 1. DSQUARED2 cat-eye sunglasses, $370, marcolin .com. 2. ANINE BING leather pants, price upon request, aninebing.com. 3. ETRO Women’s Fall 2018 boots, similar styles available, Etro, Beverly Hills. 4. STALVEY mini top handle bag, $4,800, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills. 5. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI liquid-velvet jacket, $3,995, brunellocucinelli.com. 6. ALEXANDER WANG Fall/Winter 2018. 7. TINA FREY DESIGNS stainless steel carafe, $288, tinafreydesigns.com. 8. LOEWE macramé earrings, $340, loewe.com. 9. CÉLINE Small Big Bag with long strap in calfskin in Light Taupe, $2,750, celine .com. 10. MIU MIU pumps, similar styles available, miumiu.com. 11. OFFWHITE Fall/Winter 2018. 12. BALMAIN Fall/Winter 2018. 13. PRABAL GURUNG Cement Cleo pumps, price upon request, prabalgurung .com. 14. LOUIS VUITTON Ombre Nomade perfume, $330/100 mL, louisvuitton .com. 15. PRINTFRESH crushed-velvet journal, $30, Nathan & Co., Oakland.
A bird’s-eye view of the DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO skyline.
After mastering the on-duty look while working as a marketing director in San Francisco, Anh Sundstrom launched 9to5Chic (9to5chic .com) in 2010 as an ode to the modern working woman. The Bay Area blogger—voted the city’s best-dressed denizen in the San Francisco Chronicle— has since garnered a loyal fan base for her tastefully tailored day-to-night ensembles, and she’s partnered with the likes of Bergdorf Goodman and Tory Burch. Here, the Tiburon resident and mother of one shows us around downtown San Francisco, where you might find her on her time off. • MM.LaFleur in Union Square for classic, versatile workwear. Their dresses fit like a dream. mmlafleur.com. • Jackson Square is home to shops like Aēsop, Isabel Marant and Pia. jacksonsquaresf.com. • Cotogna on Pacific Avenue for delicious house-made pasta. cotognasf.com. • I love Cuyana’s travel cases, and they monogram on-site at their showroom above Union Square. cuyana.com. • Sushi is my favorite meal— Kusakabe on Washington Street is where we go for celebration dinners. kusakabe-sf.com. • I’m obsessed with the silk robes from Chinatown’s sleek Kim + Ono shop. kimandono.com.
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The opera was Rebecca Rittenhouse’s first opus. “I played a dancing bear in the production of La Bohème when I was 12,” says the actor. “I was inside a full bear costume and some kids came to see a performance. They wrote to the opera and said the bear was their favorite part.” The 29-year-old pauses, then jokes, “In that moment, I was like, ‘This is my calling.’ ” In actuality, the Pasadena native initially resisted the urge to pursue her passion. Instead, she majored in romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, she enrolled at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, which eventually led to her first major gig as an understudy in Amanda Peet’s play Commons of Pensacola in 2013. Rittenhouse has since appeared in Jason Blum’s Unfriended: Dark Web and Gus Van Sant’s indie drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot with Joaquin Phoenix. Come October, she’ll be seen in Hulu’s horror anthology series Into the Dark. “It has a darkly comedic vibe to it,” she says of the project, which features selfcontained stories in each episode, following in the tradition of Netflix’s futuristic Black Mirror. Rittenhouse is also currently shooting the Suits spinoff Second City for USA Network. “It’s a little bit darker,” she says of the show. Meanwhile, she’s still pinching herself—her gamble paid off. “I had no idea if acting was actually going to pan out,” she admits. “Thank God it did.” • L I NDZ I SCH ARF
HAIR: PETE LAMDEN. MAKEUP: JO STRETTELL AT TRACEY MATTINGLY USING JILLIAN DEMPSEY. NAILS: EMI KUDO AT OPUS BEAUTY USING CHANEL LE VERNIS. SEE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR DETAILS, P.195.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO jacket, $1,350, and jeans, $790. PIAGET earrings, $3,100, rings, $3,250 and $3,400, and bracelets, $3,550 and $5,450. MALONE SOULIERS pumps, $595.