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Our cover girl Kirsten Dunst is already a silver-screen veteran at the young age of 29. Having

starred in some 50 movies to date, she is a rare breed—a child actor who has successfully crossed over and blossomed into a full-blown talent. Dunst has carefully selected her roles, and her most recent one has all of Tinseltown talking (and Cannes, too; she won the Best Actress award there for her performance in Melancholia). With nomination whispers growing louder, we thought she was the “best actress” to celebrate in this special issue. Back in 1931, Samuel Goldwyn had the insight to bring Coco Chanel to Hollywood to design costumes. He knew what the world was discovering—that she oozed chic—and wanted to harness her talent for his studio and its movies. We take you inside Justine Picardie’s new book Chanel: Her Life to focus on the legend’s California hiatus (from her French fashion empire). As the label is still the go-to brand by today’s actresses, Mr. Goldwyn was clearly way ahead of the fashion game. A hark back to that glamorous era, a trip on a boat was still considered the finest way to travel. And there was none more impressive to board than The Queen Mary! Now permanently anchored in Long Beach, it was the perfect cinematic backdrop for Resort’s nautical inspired trend (“Ship Shape,” p.138). As cinema isn’t the only art we create, we also wanted to focus on a Northern California painter. Ira Yeager’s highly coveted work can be seen in many a major collector’s home, and when it came time to peek inside his own, we found his studio and abode as charming and personal as it can get. All of this and so much more…from perfect gifts picked by our super-chic editors (who have seen it all!) to taking you inside a lecture series with the world’s top artists (the hottest ticket to get). We give you all you need to know in a one-stop space. Speaking of one-stop shopping, C is about to launch an exciting e-commerce platform, CURATED by C. This weekly flash offering will highlight the best of California style. Limitededition items “curated” by our editors will be featured in a fabulous way. We have scoured the state (and also the rest of the world) to present pieces that won’t be found just anywhere—ones made specifically for us and some so exclusive that only a few will ever be produced. These items will be on every style-setter’s must-have list, so don’t miss out on the fun! Go to www.magazinec.com to sign up. Think of it as our present to you this winter.

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Allison Oleskey “There have been so many memorable C moments, and 55 issues later, it

somehow never feels like work,” Allison Oleskey recalls of her longstanding position as C’s Special Projects Director. This fall, she launched SHO & Company—a bi-coastal fashion, lifestyle and entertainment agency—with business partner Sharon Ainsberg. C SPOTS • Poolside at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs • Sunset from my deck • The Magic Castle in Hollywood

Justin Coit “Minnie [Mortimer] was a pleasure to work with! Her store is really cute, definitely worth checking out,” says Justin Coit, who captured the designer in her new “Minnie Mart” (p.41). The L.A.-based fashion and celebrity photographer has contributed to Zoe and Tacori. C SPOTS • Bay Cities deli for their Godmother sandwich • San Gabriel Valley for Chinese food • Hugo’s in West Hollywood, my healthy spot

Caroline Cagney “When I made the move from N.Y., C was the first publication I picked up and it just swept me off my feet,” says C’s newest contributing writer, Caroline Cagney, who authored a variety of stories in this month’s issue. She now lives in Hancock Park and has been published in Vogue Italia and Los Angeles Magazine. C SPOTS • Horseback riding in Topanga Canyon • Bar Chloe in Santa Monica • The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley

Williams + Hirakawa “We wanted to shoot on The Queen Mary for quite some time. What a fantastic day of running around the boat,” Sara Hirakawa says of this month’s fashion feature “Ship Shape” (p.138). A couple for 16 years, Sara and Mark comprise the photo duo Williams + Hirakawa. Their work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Men’s Vogue and Glamour. C SPOTS • Deetjen’s in Big Sur • Heavens at Leo Carrillo • Grill ‘Em All food truck

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Mary Jean Ribas “The Queen Mary had an air of An Affair to Remember, which I loved,” explains freelance photo producer and casting director Mary Jean Ribas (“Ship Shape,” p.138). C SPOTS • Hollywood Farmers’ Market • The beach in Montecito

Dimitri Newman “I had a blast. I learned that I love the challenge of shooting metallic surfaces,” says Dimitri Newman of his still-life C Fashion opener “Precious Metals” (p.75). The Texas-born photographer, whose clients include Paramount Pictures

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trips to Joshua Tree • Surfing in Laguna Beach

L.A.-based Bedrani has worked with Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Demi Moore. C SPOTS • Hiking Griffith Park • Sequoia National Park • L.A.’s Outdoor Cinema Food Fest

Adrián Gregorutti “Ira Yeager’s paintings are as colorful and inspiring as the surroundings in which he lives and works. I felt privileged to capture slices of his cosmos,” explains photographer Adrián Gregorutti of “Artist in Residence” (p.132). The native Argentinean now lives with his family in the Napa Valley. C SPOTS • Homemade pasta at Alex in Rutherford • The yellow and ochres of the vines in Napa • Beer and pool at Pancha’s of Yountville

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Tommy Hilfiger jacket, $325. Cartier ring. Tina Frey vases, from $45, dwr.com. ASCO: Elite of the Obscure book, $60, lacma.org. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière tote, $1,345. Tom Ford fragrance, $138, Nordstrom.

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Friend of Neutra VDL House membership. Salt Optics sunglasses, $390. Boucheron vintage necklace, Gray Gallery. Nasomatto fragrance, $165, luckyscent.com.

Foraging Fancy I’m on a hunt for vintage chokers, repurposed designs and artisanal edibles ALISON CLARE STEINGOLD INGOLD Senior Editor

{Cocoa} chocolate mint pavés, $10/ eight pieces. Lily Lodge bonsai, from $75. Malibu Market and Design bucket, $975. Cartier fountain pen, $1,320. Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby, $13, Hammer Museum. Herman Miller Select Nelson Tray, $499, dwr.com.

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HOLIDAY 2011 David Yurman pendant. Yves Saint Laurent powder, $60. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002, from $159. Kim Seybert champagne flute, $98.

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BOOKS: JACKIE GOODLIN

Louis Vuitton purse, $4,600. Kate Spade playing cards, $18. Lucifer Vir Honestus earrings, $2,495, Barneys New York. Vintage Rolex watch, Gray Gallery. Christian Louboutin sandals, $995. F. Scott Fitzgerald books, $25 each, Penguin Classics.

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From her sultry, Parisiannightclub sound and all-around Francophilia, one would never guess Nicole Simone is an Angeleno through and through who attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica and USC. This year, the songstress released her self-titled debut EP and is working on her first full-length album. STYLE Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas (1984). ICON Juliette Binoche in Damage (1992). HANGOUT The Silent Movie Theatre. RESTAURANT Elf in Echo Park. DREAM PROJECT To work with David Lynch. SINGER Tom Waits. SONG “Ramblin’ Man” by Hank Williams (1951). MY CALIFORNIA The remarkable ease of living and the ability to be, at any given moment, immersed in the desert, mountains, fog or sea. nicolesimone.com. The vocalist in a Stella McCartney dress, $1,565. EDITED BY KENDALL CONRAD

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SOCIAL FRONT Sizing up California’s glamorous scene one red carpet at a time Edited by Phoebe Doheney

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Katya Sorokko, Tatiana Sorokko

PEEP SHOW Liz Goldwyn

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S.F.’s design king Ken Fulk hosted a cheeky fête to unveil his new retail shop, Peep Show. More than 600 Bay Area denizens turned out for the carnival-themed affair in the former S&M leather factory.

CHANEL Shiva Rose, Laura Harring, Marisa Tomei

Celebrating Justine Picardie’s Chanel: el: e Her Life high above Sunset Blvd., the z French fashion house (along with Liz Goldwyn) welcomed a bevy of L.A.’ss od. finest to Soho House West Hollywood.

Rosetta Getty, Joaquin Phoenix

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GIVE LOVE

Selma Blair, Derek Blasberg

Kim Crawford wines were sipped as Give Love co-founders Patricia Arquette and Rosetta Getty held a fund-raiser at the home of Sam and Shanit Schwartz, to benefit their organization for Haitian relief.

VERY CLASSY

Atlanta de Cadenet, Amber Valletta

Amanda and Shepard Fairey

Moda Operandi proprietress Lauren Santo Domingo and actress Selma Blair welcomed friends to the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air to toast Derek Blasberg’s new tome Very Classy.

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HARVESTERS The OC Harvesters have been busy with an underwriting party (sponsored by David Yurman) and their annual fashion show-luncheon (presented by South Coast Plaza and Cartier).

Delfina Blaquier, Jaime King

POLO CLASSIC Ali Larter, Camilla Belle

Jill Johnson-Tucker, Yvette McCarthy, Susan Etchandy

Steve Stanford, Lindsay Berger Sacks, Andrea Stanford

Carol Bonnie, Sloan Barnett, Alison Pincus

WEHO LIBRARY An Event Like No Other, a gala toasting the Name completion of Tocome the new, 32,000square-foot West Hollywood Library, raised another $110,000 for the landmark project (thanks to the support of more than 250 book lovers Rose McGowan in attendance).

Rachel Zoe, Cameron Silver

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Joie Jacoby, Anne Hathaway, Adam Shulman

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Bottega Veneta opened its new Geary Street location for a festive cocktail party in honor of the California Pacific Medical Center, hosted by Sloan Barnett, Carol Bonnie and Alison Pincus.

THE ART OF ELYSIUM Bradley McCallum, Nazy Nazhand

A lunch at the London Hotel, thrown by Ruinart Champagne to benefit The Art of Elysium, proved that discussing the current trends in art is best Name enjoyed Tocomewith daring hats and tea sandwiches.

POLO CLASSIC: GETTY IMAGES. HARVESTERS: DAVID YURMAN PARTY, COURTESY OF DAVID YURMAN; SOUTH COAST PLAZA/CARTIER LUNCHEON, CARLA RHEA. WEHO: AMY GRAVES/WIREIMAGE. ELYSIUM: COURTESY RUINART CHAMPAGNE. BOTTEGA VENETA: DREW ALTIZER

An afternoon of divot stomping and champagne sipping was enjoyed at Will Rogers State Park, where Nacho Figueras competed in the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.

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POMELLATO Nudo Collection faceted amethyst, citrine and lemon quartz set in 18-karat rose gold band rings, $2,100-$2,990. 320 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 800-254-6020; pomellato.com.

DIOR L Dd La de Dior D 38 38mm in stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet and diamond bezel watch, $5,300. Watch Connection, 30333 Bristol St., Ste. A, Costa Mesa, 714-432-8200; watchconnection.com.

DARREN McCLUNG Platinum and gem-quality 52-carat diamond bracelet with buckle style closure, price upon request. 700 Welch Rd., Ste. 102, Palo Alto, 650-321-5994.

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18-karat yellow gold Star earrings from the 24:7 Collection, $3,000. 340 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-4500.

Ocean Moon Phase watch, $38,500. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-371-1910; 310 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554.

JOHN HARDY Kali Silver Lava Kick Cuff with Rainbow Moonstone, $2,695. Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Neiman Marcus, 601 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949-759-1900.

TRINA TURK Michelle Clutch, $125. 8008 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 323-651-1382; Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949-717-7881.

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Holiday cheer comes in all hues. Here, four perfect palettes to light up the season

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COOL COMFORTS Frosty cobalt and icy azure accessories make for presents that are totally chill

Bottega Veneta coat, $4,700, dress, $2,600, and sandals, $790, select Bottega Veneta stores. Strange Invisible Perfumes Aquarian Roses fragrance, $195, siperfumes.com. Kate Spade handbag, $345, katespade.com. Oscar de la Renta brooch, similar styles available, $295, Saks Fifth Avenue. Sergio Rossi stilettos, $825, sergiorossi.com. Thomas Paul pillow, $100, Velocity Art and Design, velocityartanddesign.com. Tod’s sunglasses, $360, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591. Casa Noble Reposado, $50, casanoble.com.

IN THE BUFF Go for sophisticated cream and brown—with hints of gold—when choosing goodies ies to give or receive

Tod’s bag, price upon request, Tod’s, B.H., 310-285-0591. Michael Kors bracelet, $175, select Michael Kors stores. B. toffee candy, $9, btoffee. com. Brunello Cucinelli coat, $4,495, Brunello Cucinelli, B.H., 310-724-8118. Aurelie Tu limited-edition wall art, $700, roomandboard.com. Fendi fragrance, $92/75ml, fendi. com. Vera Wang dress, $1,495, cardigan, price upon request, and necklace, $595, Vera Wang, L.A., 323-602-0174.

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PRETTY IN PINK What’s not to love about rosy

tokens of affection? From sweet treats to shimmering jewels, they’ll make anyone blush Roberto Cavalli dress, $1,300, robertocavalli.com. Façonnable scarf, $95, select Façonnable stores. Smythson notebook, $80, smythson.com. Dior polish, $22, dior.com. Marco Bicego earrings, $3,580, Neiman Marcus. Kate Spade sweater, $250, katespade.com. Gucci tote, $1,450, gucci.com. The Bazaar by José Andrés Patisserie box, $11-$50, 310-246-5555.

NIGHT OWLS A chic noir look—be it a cocktaill

frock or a bijou-trimmed bag—means it’s just fine to be left in the dark

Etro Paisley fragrance, $149/50ml, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855. Ann Taylor jacket, $228, anntaylor.com. com. Marchesa bag, price upon request, marchesa.com. Swanson Vineyards 2006 Crepuscule, $90, swansonvineyards.com. Charles De Lisle bronze bookshelf lamp, $2,800, cdlworkshop.com. Guess pumps, $135, piperlime.com. Maarten Baas/Moooi Smoke chair, $4,430, Mixture, San Diego. Kate Spade dress, $425, katespade.com.

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H O L I D AY S A T S A N T A M O N I C A P L A C E

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL VIEW HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & SANTA ARRIVAL NOVEMBER 19 | 6:00 PM Live entertainment and a dramatic snowfall will kick off the season.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 24

Visit Santa in The Market daily to share holiday wishes.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA DECEMBER 3 & DECEMBER 10

Children will treasure this magical moment with Santa.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA DECEMBER 8 Strike a pose with your furry friends.

STORY TIME WITH MRS. CLAUS DECEMBER 17 Join us for cookies, milk and seasonal stories.

GIFT YOUR SCHOOLS NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 31

Show receipts at Concierge November 1 - December 31 and give 5% back to the Santa Monica/Malibu School Foundation and area schools.

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FOR ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY DETAILS, VISIT SANTAMONICAPLACE.COM facebook.com/santamonicaplace twitter.com/santamonicaplc

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Gianvito Rossi stilettos, $1,090. Jason Wu crossbody bag, $1,395. Pierre Hardy sandals, $1,380. Miu Miu sandals, $695. Alexander Wang clutch, $525.

Precious Metals Nothing says holiday glam like high-shine gold, bronze and blush with touches of luxe fur and rich velvet EDITED BY SAMANTHA TRAINA

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A New Direction Sofia Coppola lends her stylish eye to Louis Vuitton's latest line

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT Knit

dress, $2,965. Metal collar, $2,360. Sofia Coppola in Louis Vuitton cruise. Smock jacket, $5,290, and Bermuda shorts, $2,725. Beach tote, $4,480.

SAN FRANCISCO

Moving Up Wilkes Bashford has been dramatically re-designed by the Gensler firm as an elegant, classical townhouse with a soaring wrought-iron stairway sweeping up to the second floor women’s accessories collections, plus two additional levels of luxurious merchandise (now home to Carven and Paolo Costagli jewelry). An express elevator speeds to the seventh–floor "men’s club" penthouse, boasting views skyline views, and Brioni and Kiton made-to-measure suits. Complimentary alterations, closet consultations, personal shoppers and even Wilkes Bashford himself, are all very much still in place. 375 Sutter St., S.F., 415-986-4380; wilkesbashford.com.

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ouis Vuitton’s 2012 cruise collection looks exactly like what you’d get if a cool California girl with some Francophilic tendencies mixed her casual-chic style with what a young Parisienne may have worn in the '60s or '70s. Is it any surprise, then, to learn that Sofia Coppola had a hand in designing the line? Here’s how it happened: Last summer, Vuitton Studio Design Director Julie de Libran customized some cruise pieces for Coppola to wear at the Venice Film Festival— there are certain perks to being friends with the company’s Creative Director, Marc Jacobs—and during the promotion of her last picture, Somewhere (the house made her a sequined, striped T-shirt dress for the premiere). When it came time for this season’s looks, she was an obvious muse and collaborator. Coppola sent de Libran a few favorite pieces from her closet to give the studio a feel for what she likes. Not that her style is any secret—the Academy Award-nominated director is almost as famous and revered for her laid-back style as she is for her movies. She doesn’t “like to feel like I’m in a costume or over-dressed.” The result is a collection of “pretty, simple dresses,” playful prints, wide-leg trousers, witty shoes, pops of red and, of course, practical-yet-luxe totes, purses and pochettes (Coppola debuted her handbag line for Vuitton in 2008). Great minds really do think alike. louisvuitton.com. •

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Haute History Book Showing the entire era of Christian Dior Haute Couture (from Dior’s own designs to the craft of his successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano), Dior Couture is a rich portfolio of more than 100 archival and contemporary gowns, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. $115; rizzoliusa.com.

Extreme powder-seekers can hit Mammoth’s Cornice Bowl this winter in a new collaboration of puffy jackets, vests and pants from Malibu-based Free City and Burton snowboards. freecitysupershop.com. Puff vest, $300, Free City Supershop Supermät.

Bra, $330, and briefs, $180.

BEVERLY HILLS

UNDERNEATH IT ALL

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arisian luxury lingerie and swim label Eres is opening a new boutique in Beverly Hills this season. Currently featuring fall/ winter and resort collections, the white-walled, minimalist space upholds the brand’s long-standing philosophy of beauty, structure and quality of design. 9566 Dayton Way, B.H.; eresparis.com.

SANTA BARBARA

DREAM WEAVER Taiana Giefer of Santa Barbara has expanded Taiana Design, her established line of knit scarves, throws, wraps and shawls, to small goods–earrings, and purse and belt clips. She explains, “I was using horsehair, leather and feathers to tassel my blankets and decided to use these beautiful materials for accessories.” taianadesign.com.

Clip, $150, Maxfield.

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Snow Bound

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Bikini, $325, and swimsuit, $350.

LOS ANGELES

Flying South Painted Bird owners (and Santa Cruz natives) Sunny Walker and Nate Archer have headed from S.F. to L.A. to open a second well-edited boutique running the gamut of vintage and indie designers for men and women. 4208 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 323-522-3368; paintedbird.org.

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ewly appointed Balmain Artistic Director Olivier Rousteing turned to California to inspire his first collection: a cruise lineup featuring rich embroideries, structured shoulders and military flourishes—and a color palette infused with the bleaching effect of the Mojave sun. Curve, 154 N. Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310-360-8008; balmain.com.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Veronicas The business model for the Veronica Beard line was simple: start small, go big. Last year, the N.Y.-based sisters-in-law (or “sister from another mother,” says Veronica Miele Beard of her business partner Veronica Swanson Beard) debuted their collection with a single garment—a collegiate blazer with interchangeable dickies—perfect for that crisp S.F. winter afternoon. “That was the first element of the uniform,” says Swanson Beard, whose family owns Napa’s Swanson Vineyards. Now, the label has evolved into a full ready-to-wear offering, launching this month at West Hollywood’s Satine and S.F.’s Philanthropist. The pair’s bohosailor style is expertly translated to printed silk Bermuda shorts and timeless shift dresses. And, of course, there are jackets, but in new looks like Tuxedo and Safari. veronica beard.com. Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard. Blouse, $525, and miniskirt, $495.

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Ankle boot, $2,500.

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DIVING IN For resort, S.F. native Alexander Wang premieres his four-piece swimwear line (think deconstructed Speedos circa 1980). Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-276-4400; alexander wang.com.

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Breaking the Mold Neckwarmer, $425, barneys.com.

Do these bold, geometric gemstones look familiar? History repeats itself this month with the long-awaited reissue of Marina B’s iconic pieces. (Hint: the “B” stands for Bulgari.) The Italian jeweler, now retired in Monte Carlo, was head designer for her family’s brand before starting her own company in 1977. Fifteen years after she sold the business, her classics are being recreated by Windsor Jewelers using the original molds in the same ateliers. Available at Neiman Marcus.

LOS ANGELES

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ans of lifestyle brand The Elder Statesman’s country-chic knitwear and luxe cashmere blankets will find even more choice this holiday when spinoff Tyro By Tes debuts with a small, travel-inspired line. Bundle up with handmade accessories from Peru, such as fingerless Alpaca gloves, shawl-like scarves and slouchy caps. $150$425; available exclusively at Barneys New York; elder-statesman.com.

Blue topaz, amethyst and citrine rings, prices upon request, marinab.com.

Blue jeans, $187.

SAN FRANCISCO

TEE TIME The classic T-shirt gets a designer upgrade with Isabel Marant’s colorful one-off for Gap’s Product Red. $25; available at Gap; gap.com.

LOS ANGELES

Bag Lady For a last-minute sparkly holiday gift or two: On Dec. 12, Bonhams is auctioning off a private collection of more than 250 Judith Leiber bags and other accessories (candy holder, anyone?). 323-850-7500; bonhams.com/us.

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STEP UP This winter, Hudson x Equinox, a capsule collection of women’s flex-fit denim designed by the L.A. clothing line and fitness brand, hits Equinox locations nationwide (including the new Marina del Rey gym, opening in January). hudsonjeans.com.

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Harry Winston earrings.

Amrapali necklace.

Cartier ring.

Fiery Red Hots

Sparkling crimson bijoux—from major ruby rings to statement tourmaline necklaces—warm up any winter evening

Pomellato bracelet.

Vhernier earrings.

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Vram for Gray Gallery earrings.

Bulgari ring.

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House of Style Amuse and indulge your guests this season with home adornments in four classic California looks

A festive tablescape at the Beverly Hills abode of Gelila and Wolfgang Puck.

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Juliska Jardins du Monde platter, $165, Fleur de Lys, Costa Mesa, 949-548-0810, shopfleurdelys. com. Kim Seybert Kota votive, $65, kimseybert. com. Valerie Confections mint petits fours, $50/12 pieces, valerieconfections. com. Dandelion Ranch amaryllis and pomegranate arrangement, $325, 323-6401590, dandelion ranch.com. Saint-Louis crystal champagne flute, $715, gumps.com.

Designer Kelly Wearstler’s crimson-bedecked breakfast room.

ECLECTIC CHIC FROM LEFT Macarons,

$1.75 each, Bottega Louie, L.A., 213-802-1470, bottegalouie.com. Parrot Zikmu speakers by Philippe Starck, $3,400/pair, Ron Robinson for Fred Segal, 323-651-1800, ronrobinson.com. Kelly Wearstler bottle opener, $695, kellywearstler.com. Stainless steel ice bucket, $175, Zouk, L.A., 310-260-1230, zouklosangeles.com. Kelly Wearstler for Pickard Mulholland dinnerware, from $82, tableartonline.com.

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iron fondue set, $40, crateandbarrel. com. Walnut bark salad servers, $50, williams-sonoma. com. Tartan salad/ dessert plates, $52/ four, pendleton-usa. com. Faux fur throw, $99, restoration hardware.com. Antler candlesticks, $72 and $62, lawsonfenning.com. Apple arrangement, $245, Rolling Greens, L.A., rollinggreens nursery.com.

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Designer Mary McDonald’s take on holiday decor.

Copenhagen Star Fluted sugar bowl, $70; royalco penhagen.com. Auberge torte au chocolat, $58; shopauber gedusoleil.com. Jo Malone living cologne, $95, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-5454632. Roost Home aperitif glasses, $94/set of six, Sallie Mac, Mendocino, 707-9375357; salliemac. com. 2010 Hollywood & Vine 2480 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, $40; hollywood andvinewine.com.

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MISSION VILLAGE San Marino’s divine destination for holiday shopping offers everything from boutique apparel to one-of-a-kind jewelry, gourmet treats and beautiful gifts for decking the halls

THE FRAME SHOP, LTD.

SINGLE STONE ON MISSION STREET

The Frame Shop, Ltd. is an authorized store for the following extraordinary companies: Hermès la Table, Saint Louis Crystal, Puiforcat, Meissen, Lalique, William Yeoward, Le Jacquard Français, Baccarat, Royal Copenhagen, Flora Danica, Anna Weatherley and now Buccellati’s fine jewelry and watches. 2659 Mission St., 626-441-3208; theframeshopltd.com.

Single Stone is an exclusive jewelry boutique dedicated to sophisticated, contemporary jewelry customers. Our doors open to reveal a treasure trove of unique baubles—whether an original Single Stone handcrafted piece or a rendering from one of our many featured designers. 2527 Mission St., 626-799-3109; singlestonemissionstreet.com.

SERAFINA

JULIENNE

Serafina—a new luxury-lifestyle boutique—opens its doors to the San Marino community. With an eclectic mix of designers, Serafina offers an impressive selection of women’s apparel, fine jewelry, handbags, shoes, gift items and an adorable children’s salon. 2670 Mission St., 626-799-9899; shopserafina.com.

Nestled in the charming enclave of San Marino, Julienne has served award-winning gourmet fare for 25 years. It’s ideal for private evening events in the Restaurant or indulging in take-out catering through the Gourmet Market. 2649 Mission St., 626-441-2299; juliennetogo. com.

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nce the mistletoe and menorah go back in storage, all that will be left to show for your valiant holiday efforts is a staggering credit card bill—and an empty calendar. That’s precisely why dermatologists and aestheticians like to call January the four glorious weeks of “social downtime.” When else can a person manage those post-procedure days with a face red, swollen or flaking? Go ahead and get >>

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beauty that firming facial in December, but don’t forget to book an

San Franciscans live in a shroud of fog throughout the year, a

appointment for “the works” during the early months of 2012. “Most businesses slow down in January,” says Kate Somerville,

blessing maybe only in this context. For Californians in the southern third of the state, however, these brief, cloudy months

owner of the eponymous skincare line and West Hollywood spa frequented by Jessica Alba and Katy Perry. “It’s the opposite for us.” Somerville herself signs up for a Pearl laser treatment to ring in the New Year. The laser, which was developed by the skin specialists at Cutera, blasts fine lines, brown spots and

are precious and need to be used wisely. Virtually every skin regimen that utilizes lights or lasers—like hair removal, or even spider vein therapies—can only be performed on pale skin. That doesn’t even account for bruising or uneven pigment on the legs. ven if you have a spray tan, the laser will pick up on that pigment,”

crepe-like textures. The $1,500 treatment also makes people look like they’ve competed in the Iditarod race for about a week. “It causes a redness, like a bad wind burn, for the first few days,” says Somerville. “I think the worst part of it is that we ask people to coat their skin in ointment afterward. You may

says Rand. “It can lead to a striping or mottled effect on the skin if you’re not avoiding the sun completely.” Somerville and Rand also note that winter is desirable to start preparations for dreaded bikini season. You can hear a tremor of excitement in Somerville’s voice when she talks about the new

be able to dash out to the grocery store if you need to, but I wouldn’t plan a dinner party.”

LaserShapes machine—a zero-pain, zero-downtime, ultra-sonic fat melter—that landed in her office a few weeks ago. And

For Californians in the southern third of the state, these brief, cloudy months are precious and need to be used wisely. Virtually any skin regimen that utilizes lights or lasers can only be performed on pale skin.

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everly Hills dermatologist Dr. Rhonda Rand says that January is also the choice time in her office for Fraxel,

Rand says that Cool Sculpting by Zeltiq, her preferred method for freezing away exercise-resistant bulges, can take up to four

a resurfacing laser that leaves the skin similarly red, then flaky and tender for several days, but picture-perfect in the end. “I really want my patients to go without makeup for 10 days,” she says. s.. “That T means calmer skin, and better results.

months to show maximum benefits. “With fat-freezing, you really don’t see results for a couple of months, minimum,” she says. “Then you have the option of getting a second treatment, if necessary, and look great in time for summer.”

Because the he skin has lost its protective layer, it’s more sensitive to UV V rays. So it’s also incredibly important to stay out of the sun after a procedure lik like that.”

Mercifully, for the moment at least, there are a few drops of rain, a thick cable-knit sweater in the drawer, and a brief but welcome reprieve. •

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Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye in Techno Gold, $25. Chanel limitededition Glossimer in Sparkle D’Or, $29. Butter London polish in The Full Monty, $36/ three.

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Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil #7K, $17. Clé de Peau Beauté limitededition Vintage Palette III, $125. Beauty Is Life lipstick in Renaissance, $28.

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C home For Your Entertainment Whether you’re throwing a holiday fête or seeking the perfect hostess present, three California stores have got just the thing

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Tabletop items at March in San Francisco.

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Natural Selection

FROM LEFT Boxwood Linen napkins, $30 each. Berti cheese knife set, $350. Dinosaur Designs resin spoon, $78. Victoria Morris bowl, $85. Hering glasses, $95 and $125. 3075 Sacramento St., S.F., 415-931-7433; marchsf.com.

MY OWN SPACE LA JOLLA

Modern Milieu

Anna Gong folding cake stand, $250. Gabriele Chiave Tripod trivet, $50. Fratelli Campana Peneira basket, from $69. Kartell magazine rack, $266. 7840 Girard Ave., La Jolla, 858-459-0099; mosmyownspace.com.

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Tramp art frame, $94. Astier de Villatte incense, $28. Brahms Mount throw blankets, from $230 each. Terra Firma trays, from $77 each. Matteo napkins, from $45/set of four. 730 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323957-0370; nickeykehoe. com.

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trunk show: december 8 – 10, 2011 Russell Trusso is celebrated for his designs inspired by the botanical world. Shimmering magnolia blossom brooch of 18-karat yellow gold, freshwater cultured pearls and a dusting of 1.04 carats diamonds.

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home outside SAUSALITO

Natural Light Groupings of multi-sized Roost Home Furnishings vine orbs tipped with pussy willows provide a rustic glow for holiday illumination. roostco.com.

Riven Rock in Montecito, $19.5 million. MONTECITO

Real Estate Sales

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ENCORE! ENCORE! The rediscovery of designer William Haines continues with the 1940s X Chair—a Bel Air creation now powder coated for indoor/outdoor use. $5,000-$6,000; williamhaines.com.

Fruit of the Bloom Botany showcases a tasty winter trend with pomegranates, fall leaves, wild blackberries, piano garden roses and fig branches. $80; Brentwood Country Mart, S.M., 310-394-0358; botanyflowers.com. VENICE

FOR NARCISSISTS CLEARLY CHIC: this handmade acrylic-anddriftwood Nilleq stool from Bleu Nature. $5,998; available at Barneys New York.

Indoor paperwhite (narcissus) tips from Jennifer McGarigle of Floral Art • Plant: Submerge bulbs in water. • Table: Use glass vessels to show off roots, and surround with mercury votives for sparkle. • Gift: place pointy end-up in a container of potting soil, top with its saucer and secure with ribbon. Holiday Glamour class, Dec. 8; 310-392-1633; floralartla.com.

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fter charming the design world with antiques marketplace 1stdibs.com, founder—and CA native—Michael Bruno has now teamed up with Coldwell Banker Previews to introduce the ultimate in curated home listings. Here, three of his green favorites (in case you need to landscape your new pad): PALMS Rancho Soledad Nurseries, Inc., Rancho Santa Fe. 858-756-3717. OUTDOOR DÉCOR Inner Gardens, L.A. 310-838-8378. FRESH-CUTS The San Francisco Flower Market, S.F. 415-392-7944. 1stdibs.com.

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just say Kate

loves shopping and Robert loves Kate -

and GOLFING.

While Robert is

perfecting his

par, Kate zips to

THE SHOPS ON EL PASEO on her Vespa. Gotta love

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VALET parking. She hits RALPH LAUREN and GUCCI

before meeting

friends for a leisurely lunch. A friend visiting from New

York compares the

shopping experience to

“MADISON AVENUE

with mountain vistas.”

Après lunch it’s JAMES

PERSE and ST JOHN.

Kate picks up the kids

and gets home just

in time for some POOL R&R before heading out

to The Shops On

El Paseo FASHION SHOW and DINNER UNDER Kate is positively

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ON EL PASEO ST. JOHN BURBERRY JAMES PERSE GUCCI BOTTEGA VENETA OPTICAL SHOP OF ASPEN DAILY GRILL LEGGIADRO COS BAR RALPH LAUREN STUART WEITZMAN CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN ESCADA SOMA INTIMATES CHICO’S THEODORE RANGONI FIRENZE SHOES At the corner of El Paseo and Hwy 74 in Palm Desert, CA 760.341.4058. TheShopsOnElPaseo.com. Open 7 Days a Week. Complimentary Valet Parking Provided During Season.


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n 2007, a product partnership with master chef Jacques Pépin put California Caviar Company on the map. Today, CCC sustainably farms white sturgeon near Sacramento and sources other responsible specialties from producers at home and abroad. CEO Deborah Keane says this “approachable luxury” offers culinary exploration with pairings like popcorn and potato chips. So, when online venture Gilt Groupe introduced an artisanal foods Gilt Taste branch, helmed by Ruth Reichl, this past summer, CCC sets were a natural choice. The S.F.-based outfit continues to innovate— think truffling, Bourbon-infusing—and dive into new areas. It’s not the everyday lunch bag, but the Caviar Kid cooler, filled with roe, crème fraîche and mini fish-shaped puff pastries, is definitely cool. californiacaviar.com.

© GILT TASTE CREDITS

Ingredients from the Caviar Adventure Set, $141, gilttaste.com.

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s he develops his acclaimed San Francisco restaurant, Benu, which opened August, 2010, Corey Lee continues to augment his artistry with custom-crafted dinnerware. “I couldn’t be limited to existing pieces to serve food,” says the former chef de cuisine at French Laundry. “That stifles the possibilities.” To fill in difficult design gaps, through Le Sanctuaire he teamed up with Jungbae E of Blueoculus—a La Jolla designer who’d been creating fixtures for S.F.’s aptly-

named professional culinary store. In autumn, 2009, the duo began with necessities: simple utensil rests. Of the smooth ovals, Lee says, “It’s a sensory experience beyond function. People pick it up, start to notice it. If they don’t—it’s still there since we don’t have tablecloths.” JB adds, “To discover design for yourself is a lot more meaningful than a list of instructions.” Take Benu’s new specialoccasion cake service—a glowing blackwalnut music box presented to the table. As the diner turns the crank, a mechanism plays the celebratory song. The lights extinguish when the top lifts off to reveal a dessert plate underneath. Today, the tasting menu at Benu runs

FROM LEFT Xiao Long Bao dumpling disc. African blackwood utensil rests. Chef Corey Lee of Benu. Music box.

18 courses strong, constantly changing. JB and Lee use everything from natural woods to high temperature-resistant, medical-grade materials. Next, they’re finalizing a gem-like dispenser for Sinan region sea salt. Seasoning on the table might challenge dining’s contemporary deference to the chef’s palate, but that’s Lee for you: shaking it up. 22 Hawthorne St., S.F., 415-685-4860; benusf.com; blueoculus.com. •

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Opening Now

REPAST READS With the Penguin Great Foods series finally stateside, relish vintage treatises by the likes of Samuel Pepys—all updated with wallpaper-worthy covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

COOKS COUNTY Ammo’s Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat stake new ground. 8009 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-653-8009. • MILO & OLIVE MILLING CO. The Rustic Canyon crew completes a Wilshire trifecta with breads and pizza. 2723 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., miloandolive.com. • OSAKA Ceviche meets sushi at this pisco-pouring hotspot. 6327 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323785-0360. • PIERRE LAFOND WINE BISTRO Goodbye, Piatti; hello, Pierre! S.B.’s gathering place expands. 516 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito; 805-969-7520. • STATE BIRD

COREY LEE: JUSTIN LEWIS. BOX, XLB DISC, UTENSIL RESTS: COURTESY BLUEOCULUS. OSAKA: MICHAEL LLOYD. PENGUIN GREAT FOODS: JACKIE GOODLIN

For one S.F. restaurant, exquisite details make all the difference

PROVISIONS

Famed crispy quail returns to S.F. as the (defunct) Rubicon chefs unveil their Charles de Lisledesigned space. 1529 Fillmore St., S.F., statebirdsf.com.

Hollywood’s raw deal: Osaka.

$12 each, us.penguingroup.com.

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there is a Yes,Virginia,Santa Claus!

He exists as certainly as love & generosity & devotion exist, and now more than ever, there are a million reasons to believe in the Magic of the season. This holiday, bring your stamped letter to Macy’s, addressed to Santa At The North Pole, and drop it into our special Santa letterbox. We’ll count them up and for each letter received, we’ll donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, up to $1,000,000. Then, we’ll bring them to the Post Office for mailing to Santa and together, we can collect a million reasons to believe. To learn more, visit macys.com/believe Don’t miss this season’s traditional animated classic based on the timeless true story that inspired a whole new spirit of believing! Yes, Virginia will air on CBS-TV, Friday, December 9. Check your local listings. Macy’s declares Friday, December 9, National Believe Day.

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Pretty Little Things Many of the 16 flavors at West Hollywood’s new mini-tart palace Früute are as classic as butterscotch budino and spiced pumpkin, while other squares are amped up with black pepper, yuzu or wasabi. 8951 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. A, WeHo, 310-786-9983; fruute.com. Black Pepper mini-tarts, $3 each.

LOS ANGELES

TO HAIL A CAB Always on the pulse, Commune Design now debuts a winter wine-cup collaboration hand-thrown by ceramicist Victoria Morris. $250/set of 4; commune shop.com. A Napa-style Garvey feast.

Off to Chicago for the holidays? Want to know the secrets of L.A.’s Koreatown? S.F.’s most wanted porchetta? The new Bay Area-based Chefs Feed app aggregates recommendations of U.S. culinary elites, city by city, into an up-to-thesecond guide. chefsfeed.com.

OAKLAND

BATTER UP Join the queue to purchase Bakesale Betty’s hallowed cookies, or make them at home with this exclusive, foolproof new kit. Just add butter and eggs…and a glass of milk for Santa. $17; williams-sonoma.com.

NAPA VALLEY

Bottling Nostalgia When musician Sean Garvey and photographer Lindsay Garvey returned to their native Napa Valley, they grew their family and the family business. Now, this son of Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards and daughter of Buehler Vineyards release spinoff project Revival with a 2008 vintage that’s handmade from four rows of Kairos Cabernet Sauvignon located just south of Stags Leap District. revivalvineyards.com.

WINE CUPS: JACKIE GOODLIN. BAKESALE BETTY: COURTESY WILLIAMS-SONOMA. REVIVAL VINEYARDS BOTTLE: LINDSAY GARVEY; TABLE: JOHN MOESSNER

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t all began when Colonel John Jacob Astor IV opened The St. Regis in New York more than a century ago. Now, the luxe hotel brand is poised to unveil nine new properties worldwide within an ambitious five-month period. Florence, Italy and Tianjin, China came in October; then it was Sanya Yalong Bay and Shenzhen in China, and a Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi getaway in November. >>

Fashion illustrator Bil Donovan’s watercolor anchors the living room of the just-unveiled Dior Suite at The St. Regis New York.

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FROM TOP The St. Regis Mauritius Resort opens March, 2012. This year, fashion designer Jason Wu joined polo champion (and face of Ralph Lauren) Nacho Figueras as a St. Regis Connoisseur.

Up next are Doha, Qatar and Bal Harbour, Florida in January. Finally, Mauritius and another Abu Dhabi locale in March complete the set. But with all the new additions, they’re not at all neglecting their current portfolio. At the palatial Manhattan original, guests can now

book a sumptuous stay in a 1,700-squarefoot, one-bedroom Dior jewel-box suite—a follow-up to this year’s very-blue Tiffany collaboration. And Aspen’s renovation will be ready in March. How’s that for new beginnings? stregis.com.

ADVANCED BOOKING Whistler in late spring, Berlin in the June, Zihuatanejo for the holidays… scribble down appointments and vacation ideas in one of 2012’s inspiring leather-bound datebooks. Just be sure to leave room for a spontaneous adventure or two. FROM LEFT Jonathan

Wright 6-inch pocket datebook, $34. Barneys New York 2012 appointment calendar, $95.

Airport eating’s new gold standard.

NIGHTY NIGHT Getting one’s beauty sleep can be a challenge when away from the comforts of home. So for the plane or final destination, slip into slumber with Prada’s satin eye mask.

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Make no Concessions Hungry, but late for Virgin’s new nonstop to Palm Springs? In SFO’s sparkling, $383 million T2, home to American Airlines and Virgin America, travelers can enjoy their very own mini-Oxbow (designed by the architects and creator of wine country’s artisanal emporium). Now open, the 4,000-square-foot Napa Farms Market champions sustainability and offers local names such as Acme Bread and Three Twins Ice Cream. flysfo.com.

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TAKE A HIKE Eaton Canyon.

lifestyle boutique, Serafina. HOME AWAY FROM

GRASS IS GREENER My kids run

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like domestic and child abuse,

salad). 260 S. Raymond Ave., 626-356-4444. SPLISH SPLASH The

and emotional and mental health.

branzino is flown in fresh from Greece at Fish King. 722 N. Glendale

foothillfamily.org.

Ave., Glendale, 818-244-2161. GOURMET GRAB The Cheese Store

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Montrose Harvest Market on Sunday mornings. SWEET TREAT

Valley Inn & Spa, my husband golfs while I visit the spa. 905

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Salted caramels from Little Flower Candy Company. 1424 W.

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Colorado Blvd., 626-304-4800. MOVIE NIGHT ArcLight Cinemas.

like Vroman’s Bookstore for tea and quiet time. 695 E. Colorado

336 E. Colorado Blvd., 626-568-8888. BAR NONE Cardio Barre in

Blvd., 626-449-5320. •

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uests sprawled among giant stuffed animals and on tufted ottomans in painter’s-palette colors listened closely. It was the most intimate of art events: brunch at Jeffrey Deitch’s Spanish-style dwelling in Hollywood, where world-renowned Barbara Kruger bared her soul surrounded by a crowd of influential collectors, designers, art dealers, and fellow art makers such as Ed Moses (who persistently interrupted Kruger’s riffs on authority to insert his admiration). >>

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Chaired by Lilly Tartikoff Karatz, Nancy Marks, Maria Arena Bell, and Edye and Eli Broad, MOCA’s Art Talks (formerly named Salons by the Shore), moved east this year. A new cadre of collectors offered their homes to host Deitch’s one-hour conversations, and LVMH sponsored all three events. “Last year we tried it with Richard Prince, and this year we wanted to do a full year,” says LVMH Senior Vice President Charles Delapalme. Proceeds from the event’s $750 tickets benefit MOCA’s education programs and a newly minted LVMH Visiting Artist program, which brings artists face-to-face with young students. The idea is a perfect complement to the close-knit circle of patrons attending these fêtes. Larry Gagosian welcomed guests to his A. Quincy Jones residence in Holmby Hills for a tête-àtête with John Currin; the painter explained how he found himself inspired by Danish porn. At Tartikoff Karatz’s English Tudor manse in Bel Air, contemporary icon Ed Ruscha told Michael Chow that his Mr. Chow L.A., 1973, was originally done in soy sauce. And at the final salon at Deitch’s home, the museum

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director led an informal tour, pointing out a funky Man Ray chandelier made out of hangers and Michel Gondry’s mixedmedia piece that lives inside a piano. After fresh fruits and quiche, Kruger, known for her graphic overlays of words and images, explained her deep suspicion of photography, its misuse and abuse, and her obsession with power hierarchy and the corruption of money. Guests were rapt. From television mastermind Darren Star to interior designer Kelly Wearstler, titans of their industries had an unmatched opportunity to get up close and personal with often-reticent virtuosos. “Jeffrey knows these artists as friends,” says Gagosian Gallery Director Deborah McLeod. “He walks them through their lives, not just their work—and we’re all interested in that.” After the guests had gone, Deitch plopped on the sofa and got a far-off look in his eyes: “What people don’t realize is that there is a lot of prep. We spend a lot of time with the artists, talking about it first. And I’m already thinking about next year…” •

Deitch, Ed Ruscha. MOCA trustee Lauren King and event chair Maria Arena Bell. Alexandra von Furstenberg and Dax Miller. The brunch table at the residence of host and event chair Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. A view of the Barbara Kruger exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in 2000. MIDDLE ROW Michael Chow and his daughter Asia Chow at the Ruscha salon. LVMH’s Sandra Santiago, Charles Delapalme. John Currin and his wife and muse, Rachel Feinstein. Constance Towers, 2009 by John Currin. John Currin and Jeffrey Deitch at Larry Gagosian’s Modernist abode. BOTTOM ROW Barbara Kruger and Jeffrey Deitch at Deitch’s Hollywood home. Blue Collar Tech-Chem, 1992, by Ed Ruscha. Peter Morton, Lisa Eisner. Bruce Karatz and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz.

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edges perilously close to Earth. The actress has had her low and high points with the movie. The nadir: 2011’s Cannes Film Festival, watching von Trier self-destruct after making a Hitler joke at a press conference. Her stunned reaction—and whose wouldn’t be?—hit all the major papers and became a minor YouTube phenomenon. “I didn’t realize how see-through I was sitting there,” Dunst says. “There are certain things Lars says or does that you could take offense to. On set, I laughed at a lot of it. When it came down to working, he couldn’t have been a more supportive director.” Then there was the zenith: winning the Best Actress award at that same festival, placing her in a small pantheon of international thespians including Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep. “Pretty epic,” Dunst says. “That’s a special award. No one’s getting anything because of any political reasons, especially in my case because of what happened [at the press conference]. I felt such gratitude to experience it at 29 and be able to take in the moment of being up there. Robert De Niro says, ‘The Best Actress goes to Kirsten Dunst.’ That’s a big thing, to have Bobby D. say that.” Hollywood award-givers might not respond to a sinister and slightly cerebral picture from von Trier in the same way as the Europeans. These days, the phone may be ringing off the hook, but roles don’t arrive on a silver platter. “I’d get calls to come in and audition for things and I was like, ‘I just won best actress at Cannes!’” Dunst laughs. CONTINUED ON PAGE 154 But there’s more

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Calistoga painter Ira Yeager fills his three singular structures with 18th-century artifacts and antiques—and, of course, his own creations By Diane Dorrans Saeks Photographed by Adrián Gregorutti

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very day, artist Ira Yeager wakes with the sparrows and works until dusk in his paint-spattered Napa Valley studio. As sunlight flickers through tall windows, he paints dramatic and alluring Native Americans, elegant French princes from the 1700s, Golden State landscapes and Swedish countesses at costume balls. “History for me stopped in 1812,” says the prolific Yeager, “and I’m besotted with 18th-century Sweden and France and long-ago California. I love the romance of that period, the fantasy. And it’s fun to recreate the Gustavian or Louis XVI eras on my canvases and in my houses.” On his remote property—the former site of an apple orchard 20 minutes outside of Calistoga—Yeager divides his time among three FROM TOP The painter enchanting follies, a collection of small, quirky country residences on his property. Zinnias from his custom-built to display his paintings. garden in an antique “I first discovered St. Helena and Calistoga around 1975, before Chinese urn on the deck of the they were chic,” says Yeager. “There were a handful of fine wineries and Gustavian pavilion. some great friends, but no social life or restaurants. The Wappo tribe used A new work in the studio. Yeager’s to hunt in the region where I live. I often find their obsidian arrowheads.” organized chaos. Mountain lions stalk across his meadows, and deer tiptoe through the walnut grove. Yeager’s redwood board-and-batten workspace, built like all of his edifices by contractor Richard Horwath, reaches high into the surrounding ancient oaks. It’s topped with a jaunty cupola that lights up like a magic lantern on a summer afternoon. Half a mile away, but still on Yeager’s land, and surrounded by manzanitas, stands the red barn, assembled from a Swedish-style kit shipped west from Alabama. “I dream up houses and iconic farm buildings and Richard turns them into sun-filled structures,” says Yeager. “I see an image of a Gustavian pavilion in a design book, and want to build it, decorate it with my antiques, have parties.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 154 On weekends, friends from San Francisco and the

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TAKING A PAGE FROM HER NEW BOOK CHANEL: HER LIFE, AUTHOR JUSTINE PICARDIE TELLS THE TALE OF THE DESIGNER’S STINT IN TINSELTOWN

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n 19th January, 1931, film producer Samuel Goldwyn announced in Paris that Coco Chanel was coming to Hollywood. “After more than three years of constant effort, I have at last persuaded Madame [sic] Gabrielle Chanel, fashion dictator, to go to Hollywood to co-operate with me on the vexing question of film fashions,” he told The New York Times. Goldwyn’s plan was a bold one. As the Great Depression tightened its grip on America and unemployment spread to a quarter of the workforce, he still believed that millions of people would want Hollywood entertainment at its most escapist and alluring. Goldwyn was determined to sign up Chanel and ensure that his film stars were dressed in cutting-edge Paris fashions, both on screen and off. It was not the first time that her designs had been seen on a Hollywood actress—Ina Claire wore a striking Chanel black suit trimmed with red fox fur in The Royal Family of Broadway, released by Paramount in 1930—but the deal with Goldwyn represented a far more significant role for Chanel. According to The New York Times, “She will reorganize the dressmaking department of United Artists studios and anticipate fashions six months ahead, solving thereby the eternal problem of keeping gowns up to date…Thus, Madame Chanel may reveal the secret of all impending changes and the American women will be enabled to see the latest Paris fashions, perhaps, at times, before Paris itself knows them.” It was an ambitious, costly and time-consuming project. Goldwyn had been wooing Chanel ever since meeting her with the Grand Duke Dmitri in 1929. According to an American

journalist, who had interviewed Goldwyn for Collier’s magazine in 1931, “It all started in Monte Carlo. The Grand Duke Dmitri, of the Romanovs, quite casually introduced Samuel Goldwyn, of the movies, to Mlle. Gabrielle Chanel of Chanel. Pleasant talk, pleasant compliments, big inspiration, big contract—and the great Chanel had agreed to come to Hollywood to design clothes for the movies. Admittedly, it’s an experiment, a gamble, but on a million-dollar scale.” In fact, the gamble cost far more than that. Goldwyn had finally secured Chanel’s agreement to the deal, after some lengthy hesitation on her part, by guaranteeing her a contract of $1 million. But further outlay was necessary, not least for the special costume department that he set up for her at his studios, employing over a hundred workers, with facilities for cutting, fitting and dyeing fabrics. It was a bold declaration of confidence, both on Goldwyn’s part, and on Chanel’s. “This is the first time a couturière of such importance, or indeed any, has left the native heath,” observed Janet Flanner in a wry report for The New Yorker. “Considering what universal style-setting means to Paris for the maintenance of its financial and artistic pulse, the departure of Chanel for California must be more important than that of Van Dyck for the English Court of Charles I.” As it happened, there had already been an ill-starred precedent in 1925, when Goldwyn’s rival, Louis B. Mayer, hired Erté (the Russian-born designer and illustrator who worked in Paris for Paul Poiret). Erté hated his time in Hollywood, and declared upon his return to Paris that “film stars for the most part are illiterate, crotchety, unshapely,” and that American producers lacked “the slightest conception of elegance, beauty, or taste.” Goldwyn had come up with an offer for Chanel that looked too good to refuse. The million-dollar deal was done at a time

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house. There Chanel met more Hollywood royalty: Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert and the directors George Cukor and Erich von Stroheim, who allegedly kissed her hand and asked, “You are a seamstress, I believe?” Chanel, somewhat uncharacteristically, did not take offense, although she later remarked, “What a ham, but he really had style.” Soon afterwards, the seamstress set to work on her first Goldwyn film, a musical called Palmy Days starring Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a fraudulent psychic, with dance routines by Busby Berkeley. The film was notable more for its flimsily clad girls than its implausible plot, and Chanel had insufficient time to supervise all the costume design. However, her instinct for fluidity and movement manifested itself in her decision to make four versions of a dress for the ingénue Barbara Weeks; each looked identical but was cut with minute yet precise variations, to be seen at its most flattering in different scenes, whether the actress was standing, sitting or dancing. Chanel’s next job was on The Greeks Had a Word For Them, released in February, 1932. The title (and some of the storyline) had been changed from the original stage comedy, The Greeks Had a Word For It, in order to satisfy the censors; although, as Time magazine noted in its review, “Goldwyn was guided less by a sense of decency than a sense of decoration,” expressly crediting Chanel’s involvement. She dressed the three leads—Ina Claire, Joan Blondell and Madge Evans—who were playing glamorous showgirls-turned-gold-diggers. Thirty complete outfits were designed for the actresses. Chanel’s third and final Goldwyn project was to dress Gloria Swanson as a prima donna opera singer in Tonight or Never; and this time, the entire process was undertaken in Paris. The film star, who was herself something of a diva, described her encounter

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when the deepening Depression had hit Paris couture. Previously wealthy American clients whose fortunes had been wiped out were making hurried departures, and even Chanel was forced to cut her prices in half as a consequence. nd so it was that on 25th February, 1931, the woman now deemed a fashion dictator set off for the New World aboard the steamship Europa, arriving in New York on 4th March, accompanied by her close friend Misia Sert. Chanel was immediately overwhelmed by Goldwyn’s publicity machine. A reporter from The New York Times was one of many who mobbed her hotel suite, where Chanel appeared to be “rather bewildered at the scores of interviewers and reception committee members.” Despite the crowd and the flu, Chanel held her own, wearing “a simple red jersey gown with a short skirt of the severe kind which she first made popular in wartime France,” and issuing some suitably strict diktats: a chic woman should dress well but not eccentrically; long hair would soon be back in fashion; and men who used scent were disgusting. Ten days later, Chanel departed by train from New York to Los Angeles. Goldwyn had arranged everything for maximum effect. The train was entirely white, and stocked with large quantities of French champagne, Russian caviar and American journalists, who reported on Chanel’s triumphant arrival in Hollywood. Greta Garbo was there to greet Chanel when the white train pulled into the platform—‘TWO QUEENS MEET’ trumpeted the headlines—and they were whisked off to a party at Goldwyn’s

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with Chanel in her memoir, Swanson on Swanson. After a week of fittings in Paris, there had been a pause in the proceedings, when it dawned upon Swanson that she was unexpectedly pregnant. “The following day Coco Chanel, tiny and fierce, approaching fifty, wearing a hat, as she always did at work, glared furiously at me when I had trouble squeezing into one of the gowns she had measured for me six weeks earlier. It was black satin to the floor, cut on the bias, a great work of art in the eyes of both of us. I said I would try it with a girdle, but when I stepped before her again, she snorted with contempt and said anyone a block away could see the line where the girdle ended halfway down my thigh. “‘Take off the girdle and lose five pounds,’ she snapped briskly. ‘You have no right to fluctuate in the middle of fittings. Come back tomorrow and we’ll finish the evening coat with the sable collar. Five pounds!’ she cried again, unable to restrain herself. ‘No less!’” The following day, Swanson returned to Rue Cambon with a large roll of surgical elastic, and requested that it be made into “a rubberized undergarment to the knees, or rather, two or three dozen of them.” Chanel was horrified, but Swanson prevailed, citing “reasons of health”; and eventually, couture corsets were provided, constructed with as much attention to detail as every other garment in the atelier. Tonight or Never proved to be Chanel’s last job for Goldwyn. The film—United Artists’ big Christmas release—opened to polite reviews (The New York Times described it as an “unusually striking production,” partly thanks to Chanel’s sartorial creations), but it flopped at the box office. She departed, according to The New Yorker, “in a huff,” having been told by the movie moguls that ‘her dresses weren’t sensational enough. She made a lady look like a lady. Hollywood wants a lady to look like two

ladies.’ Still, she had made her million dollars—Goldwyn paid up without an argument—and Vanity Fair, at least, was sufficiently impressed to nominate Chanel to its 1931 Hall of Fame. If Hollywood did not take to Chanel, then neither was she impressed by the might of the movies. In Paris, she had already collaborated as a costume designer with the most celebrated of modern artists: with Picasso and Cocteau on Antigone and Le Train Bleu; with Cocteau again in 1926 for his play Orphée (in which he described the character of Death appearing as “a very beautiful young woman in a bright pink ball-gown and fur coat”); and the Ballets Russes production of Apollon Musagète in 1929, composed by Stravinsky and choreographed by George Balanchine. Such triumphs counted for nothing in Hollywood, although Chanel was swift in returning the snub. In later years, when questioned about her trip into the heart of the film business, she was dismissive: “It was the Mont Saint-Michel of tit and tail.” And to Claude Delay, she emphasized her independence from the monolithic power of the studios: “The Americans wanted to tie me down, you see, because I out-fashion fashion. But I’m not for sale or hire. In Hollywood the stars are just the producers’ servants.” But whatever the disappointments of Chanel’s encounter with Hollywood, her journey to America was nonetheless a significant one. For this was the place that she had conjured up for herself in childhood as her father’s promised land, the New World where he would make his fortune, having left his daughters behind with the nuns. Her friend Claude Delay remembers Chanel’s wistful story of finding herself lost in Beverly Hills with Misia one day, searching for an address that they could not find. Eventually, Misia noticed the name Chanel written on one of the gateposts. CONTINUED ON PAGE 154

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work to watch. In 2010’s underrated and little-seen All Good Things (her first film after a two-year-break), inspired by the life of real-estate heir and killer Robert Durst, she shared the marquee with Ryan Gosling. This fall brings Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road, in which she has a small part as Neal Cassady’s wife, Carolyn. The new year also brings the romantic fantasy Upside Down opposite Jim Sturgess, as well as Bachelorette, a comedy with Isla Fisher. “We say the ‘F’ word a lot in that one,” Dunst notes, “and I get to play the bitch, which is fun for me.” It’s Melancholia, though, which also stars Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland and Alexander Skarsgård, that represents Dunst’s finest and most mature work to date. In one scene, Dunst basks, undressed, in the glow of the planet that corresponds with her unsettling mood swings. “I was self-conscious about [the nudity in the film],” she says. “It’s hard to do. They’re putting body makeup on you and you’re like, ‘How do my boobs look?’” As of our conversation, her brother, who lives in New York, and mother, who lives in the San Fernando Valley (Dunst grew up there after moving from New Jersey when she was six), still hadn’t seen it. “I think it’s going to be intense for them, yeah.” Dunst says she didn’t even consider a body double. “It’s naked, but it’s a Lars von Trier movie. And it looks beautiful. It’s not without reason. She’s having a moment with the planets, she’s accepting this fate and feeling this intimate thing,” Dunst explains. When it comes to her long-term goals, Dunst knows risk-taking will feed them. “I think of Charlotte Rampling,” she says of her co-star who famously appeared in 1974’s controversial The Night Porter. “If it weren’t for women like her, I wouldn’t feel open-minded to do things like this–to be brave enough to put it all out there.” “I don’t want to be another blond actress that’s on the page of Hollywood boring,” Dunst continues. “I don’t want to be part of a safe group. All the women that

I look up to were never part of that, and they’ve had the longest careers.” •

and Paris. “I’ve been happy around the world, but I’m happiest in Calistoga,” he says. “In California, I can invent, dream, create and live a wonderful life.” •

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COCO’S LA LA LAND Napa Valley arrive bearing vintages from their estates and gossip from the city. When Yeager steps out of his studio, he’s sleuthing through Petaluma antiques galleries for gilded French pieces and rattling around San Francisco flea markets in search of Meissen porcelain. He recently found a set of 12 delicately carved ballroom chairs from Antique & Art Exchange in San Francisco that now adorn his Gustavian folly. New objets cluttering an old farm table include delicate Venetian glasses, an 18th-century French nobleman’s crimson silk jacket with its original carved mother-of-pearl buttons and a cache of French-cut crystal carafes from a Bordeaux château. Yeager’s studio manager, Brian Fuller, ships canvases to avid collectors and galleries in Carmel Valley, Beverly Hills, Santa Fe, Aspen, Houston, New York, London and Mumbai. “I’ve been fortunate to have a long career,” says the artist, taking a break to pick ripe heirloom tomatoes in his garden. “I studied in the early ’60s at the San Francisco Art Institute with teachers like Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, and I’ve been painting ever since. When people ask me if I’m still creating, I respond, ‘What else is better to do?’ I research and work on my art every day.” With Berkeley-based publisher Peter Koch, Yeager just released Paul Bowles 2137 Tanger Socco, a limited-edition, lavish red boxed compilation of the artist’s letters to the writer over four decades—illustrated with original portraits. “I met Paul Bowles in the late ’60s in Tangier,” says Yeager. “He was so encouraging for my work. And we always kept in touch.” The peripatetic Yeager has painted in Morocco, Corfu, the South of France

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Still believing in Coco’s story of her childhood, Misia cried out in astonishment, “It’s your father. We’ll find him and take him back with us. I’ll leave Sert.” Chanel’s only response was a tart comment that Sert had already left Misia. The rest was left unsaid, although Chanel’s ambivalence about America was to crop up again in her conversations with Delay. On the one hand, it was a continent that had made her rich, through the vast sales of her perfumes, for which Americans seemed to have an insatiable appetite. (“They’ll buy every luxury,” she said to Delay, “and the first of all luxuries is perfume.”) And yet part of her, austere as a nun, resisted the seductions offered to her by America. Describing her hotel suite in Hollywood to Delay, Chanel listed its comforts with a certain amount of contempt: two bedrooms and four television sets, including one that could be watched in the bathroom. “All that’s for people who have gone soft. The English hide everything, the Americans show everything! America is dying of comfort.” •

CORRECTION In “Simply Floored” (October 2011, p.84), the website for Mansour was incorrectly listed. The correct web address is mansourrug.com.

Mansour Modern Arc rug from the Laline collection by Ben Soleimani, $6,000/6’x9’, 310-652-1121; mansourmodern.com.

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ON OUR COVER Reed Krakoff nude and viridian transparent shirt, $4,190, Reed Krakoff, 877-733-3525, reedkrakoff.com. Cartier rose, yellow and white gold Trinity earrings with diamonds, $6,675, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272.

TABLE OF CONTENTS p.22 Prada powder-blue dress with belt, similar styles available at Prada, prada.com. Bulgari gold Parentesi earrings with diamonds and blue topaz, $6,550, Bulgari, 800-285-4274. p.26 Bottega Veneta fire washed silk chiffon belted evening gown, $4,900, and wedge shoes, $820, Bottega Veneta, 212-371-5511. Michael Kors ring, $85, Michael Kors Lifestyle, michaelkors. com.

C WHAT’S HOT ’TIS THE SEASON Active Endeavors, p.42 Roberto Cavalli fuchsia stationary bicycle, $15,000, Roberto Cavalli, B.H., 310-276-6006. Giro Surface orange ski helmet, $80, Sports Chalet, L.A., 310-657-3210. NARS green and blue Rated R Duo eye shadow, $33, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H., 310-275-4211. Nuun electrolyte drink tabs, $24/four-pack, nuun.com. Jimmy Choo coral Scuba fabric sandals, $1,095, Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045. BluePrintCleanse Renovation Cleanse, from $60/day, Fred Segal, S.M., 310-458-8100. GoFit Contour 20-pound Kettlebell, $55, gofit.net. New Classics, p.44 Proenza Schouler yellow python bag, $3,550, Barneys New York, N.Y., 212-965-9964. Pomellato rose gold Glory collection bracelet, $6,250, Pomellato, B.H., 800-254-6020. Chanel nail polish in quartz, $25, chanel.com. Asprey backgammon board in red English saddle leather, $2,700, Asprey, asprey.com. Barneys New York Naughty/Nice socks $48, Barneys New York, barneys.com. Joie navy Eloise sweater, $298, joie.com. Manolo Blahnik velvet Sharif evening slippers, $645, Manolo Blahnik, N.Y., 212-582-3007. De Vera 19th-century Russian silver box, price upon request, De Vera, N.Y., 212-625-0838; deveraobjects. com. Helmut Newton Polaroids, $60, Taschen, taschen. com. Limited-edition Polaroid SX-70 camera, $350, photojojo.com. Céline red suede high sandals, $660, Alchemist, Miami Beach, 305-531-4653. In the Pink, p.46 Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes eye shadow, $36, josiemaran.com. Prada Saffiano leather clutch, $1,050, Prada, prada.com. Canvas California print, $96, Bixby & Ball, 858-436-7214, bixbyandball.com. Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée rose-gold five-row ring, $6,050, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161. Michael Kors rose-gold plated stainless steel watch, $250, net-a-porter.com. Irene Neuwirth pink opal triangle earrings, $4,555, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400, barneys.com. SusieCakes baking class, $75, susiecakes.com. Woven Romantic pillow, $269, Voila! Gallery, 323-954-0418. Pierre Hardy pink booties, $1,395, pierrehardy.com. Turkish Delights, p.48 Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, from $467/ night, fourseasons.com. The Grand Bazaar Istanbul, $250, Assouline, assouline.com. Kusmi Anastasia blend tea, $17, Gump’s, S.F., 800-766-7628. Tom Binns multi-color Fauve Degradee crystal earrings, $225, Tom Binns Megastore, N.Y., 917-475-1412. Mansour Persian rug, $48,000, Mansour, L.A., 310-652-9999. Sicis Next Art-Chapter Two Theodora Collection chair designed for Sicis by Mr. Christian Lacroix, price upon request, sicis.it. Nory Locum candy box, $7, norycandy.com. Philippe Deshoulières Dhara dinnerware, $390/3 plates, Gearys, gearys.com. Givenchy L’Or Celeste, limited-edition Starry loose powder, $68, sephora.com. Balmain black canvas cowboy boots, $1,950, Maxfield, L.A., 310-274-8800. Cool Contrasts, p.50 Harry Winston diamond necklace, price upon request, Harry Winston, B.H., 310-271-8554. Frette white and black pajama set, $320, Frette, B.H., 310-273-8540. Bulgari stainless steel and diamond Serpenti Tubogas watch, $7,250, Bulgari, B.H., 310-858-9216. Ex Voto Paris scented candles, $195, Barneys New York, barneys.

com. Gianvito Rossi patent leather and mink D’Orsay stilettos, $990, gianvitorossi.com. Tommy Hilfiger black and white letterman jacket, $325, Tommy Hilfiger Denim, tommyhilfiger.com. Cartier platinum, diamond, onyx and emerald Panthère de Cartier ring, price upon request, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. Tina Frey white vases, from $45, dwr.com. ASCO: Elite of the Obscure book, $60, lacma.org. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière large black tote, $1,345, balenciaga.com. Tom Ford White Patchouli fragrance, $138, Nordstrom, The Grove, L.A., 323-930-2230. Foraging Fancy, p.52 Richard Neutra VDL Studio and Residences donation to the Annual Fund for Preservation, Maintenance and Stewardship, neutra-vdl.org. Salt Optics Warner frame, $390, saltoptics.com. Boucheron vintage 18-karat yellow gold and rope signed necklace, c.1970, French Hallmark, $11,500, Gray Gallery, WeHo, 310-854-0091. Nasomatto Pardon Parfum, $165/30mL, Scent Bar, L.A., luckyscent.com. {Cocoa} Collection Absolute mint pavés, $10/eight pieces, cocoacollectionsf.com. Lily Lodge Juniper bonsai in 1940s Dick Knox California pottery, $325 as pictured, Lily Lodge, L.A., 310-360-9400. Malibu Market and Design Crash painted recycled metal bucket, $975, Malibu Market and Design, Malibu, malibumarket.net. Cartier tan Roadster de Cartier fountain pen with stitched leather, $1,320, Cartier, cartier.com. Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby Woodlands Collection, $13, Hammer Museum store, L.A.; weegallery.com. Herman Miller Select limited-edition Nelson Tray designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller, $499, dwr.com. Roaring Twenties, p.54 David Yurman Large Starburst 18-karat gold pendant, price upon request, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. Yves Saint Laurent semi-loose powder Natural Radiance, $60, yslbeautyus.com. Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002 Champagne, from $159. Kim Seybert Gold Paillette flute, $98, kimseybert.com. Louis Vuitton black Minaudière Petit Trésor lizard purse, $4,600, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457. Kate Spade New York golden playing cards, $18, katespade.com. Lucifer Vir Honestus 18-karat Rose Gold Earrings with Ebony, $2,495, Barneys New York, B.H., barneys.com. Rolex yellow gold vintage GMT-II watch c.1993, $13,000, Gray Gallery, WeHo, 310-854-0091. Christian Louboutin 8 Mignons sandals, $995, christianlouboutin.com. F. Scott Fitzgerald 70th anniversary hardcover editions, $25 each, Penguin Classics, us.penguingroup.com. C GIRL, p.56 Stella McCartney velvet Rosalia dress, $1,565, Stella McCartney, L.A., 310-273-7051.

C FASHION PRECIOUS METALS, p.75 Gianvito Rossi copper leather and fur stilettos, $1,090, gianvitorossi.com. Jason Wu cross-body gold Miss Wu bag, $1,395, jasonwustudio.com. Pierre Hardy rose metallic leather and velvet sandals, $1,380, pierrehardy.com. Miu Miu gold metallic sandals, $695, Miu Miu, miumiu.com. Alexander Wang blush metallic Lydia clutch, $525, Alexander Wang, N.Y., 212-977-9683; alexanderwang. com. JEWELRY BOX, p.84 Harry Winston ruby and diamond earrings set in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, 800-988-4110; harrywinston. com. Amrapali diamond and ruby necklace with pearl tassel, $30,650, amrapalijewels.com. Cartier platinum, diamonds and ruby Panthère de Cartier ring, price upon request, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. Vram for Gray Gallery white gold, vintage coral and diamond earrings, $12,285, Gray Gallery, WeHo, 310-854-0091. Pomellato rose gold with ruby pavé Tango Collection bracelet, $55,000, pomellato.com. Vhernier drop earrings, $85,400, Vhernier, B.H., 310-273-2444. Bulgari high jewelry pink gold, pink tourmaline, mother of pearl and diamond ring, price upon request, Bulgari, 800-285-4274; bulgari.com.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS p.126-127 Valentino hand-painted embroidered sleeveless dress, $7,900, Valentino, 212-772-6969. Cartier ring, price upon request, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. p.128 Proenza Schouler sleeveless printed sequin shift dress, $5,495, proenzaschouler.com. Gianvito Rossi patent amaranthine pumps, $520, Savannah, S.M., 310-458-2095. p.129 Céline black chiffon and silk dress, $3,200, leather bustier, $940, and black leather belt with gold buckle, $1,000, Maxfield, L.A., 310-274-8800. Bulgari yellow gold and onyx ring, $2,450, openwork yellow gold and diamond ring, $4,450, yellow gold and mother of pearl Serpenti ring, $3,550, and pink gold bracelets, $3,400 each, Bulgari, 800-285-4274. p.130 Céline white silk shirt, $890, and pleated silk skirt, $1,850, Maxfield, L.A., 310-274-8800. Gianvito Rossi burgundy python stiletto pump with ankle strap, $850, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. Cartier rose gold Trinity ring, $1,000, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272. p.131 Gucci marigold soft leather belted dress, $3,200, Gucci, gucci.com. Giuseppe Zanotti Design suede sandals with python-print platform, $635, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, B.H., 310-850-1990. Cartier yellow gold Entrelacés ring, $2,975, Cartier, B.H., 310-275-4272.

SHIP SHAPE p.138-139 Chloé white cotton poplin dress, $2,995, Chloé, chloé.com. Salvatore Ferragamo bag with chain detail, price upon request, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990. Eddie Borgo gemstone tiled plate bracelet in silver with hand-carved white glass, $580, and caged pyramid bracelet in silver with hand-carved white glass $520, eddieborgo.com. p.140 Prada red and white Crepe de Chine dress, $2,250, Prada, prada.com. Verdura yellow gold Spiral Shell clip earrings, $8,950, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. David Yurman sculpted Cable ring, $4,100, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.141 Céline black and white striped silk shirt, $1,250, pants, $1,100, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400, and white wedges, $740, Kirna Zabête, N.Y., 212941-9656. David Yurman circle Infinity link necklace, $2,950, and black onyx ring, $2,150, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.142-143 Yves Saint Laurent rope and poppy print blouse, $1,190, shorts, and white belt, price upon request, Yves Saint Laurent, B.H., 310-271-4110. Jimmy Choo tan woven tote with navy handle, $895, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Center, L.A., 310-855-9538. Verdura yellow gold large Curb-Link bracelet, $28,500, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. p.144 Christian Dior cotton and silk top, $4,100, and black sand crepe shorts, $1,500, Christian Dior, 800-929-3467. Valentino black Bianca sandals, $595, Valentino, 212-772-6969. p.145 Valentino red flutter sleeve jumpsuit, $2,290, Bergdorf Goodman, N.Y., 212-753-7300. Linda Farrow Luxe gray cat-eye sunglasses, $740, lindafarrowgallery.com. Pomellato gold Tango Collection cuff, price upon request, Pomellato, B.H., 800-254-6020. p.146 Salvatore Ferragamo blue and white print top, $1,000, and skirt, $1,390, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H., 310-273-9990. Erickson Beamon silver link necklace, $210, Beyond 7, N.Y., 646-619-6857. Linda Farrow Vintage sunglasses, $325, lindafarrowgallery.com. Manolo Blahnik cream Volpina pumps, $645, Manolo Blahnik, N.Y., 212-582-3007. David Yurman silver sculpted Cable cuff, $825, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.147 Chanel navy and cream silk crepe wrap, $7,100, and navy and cream stretch jersey swimsuit, $1,180, Chanel, 800-550-0005. David Yurman white ceramic oval link necklace, $1,230, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.148-149 Louis Vuitton embroidered leather jacket, $7,055, white sleeveless silk top, $1,200, white silk pants, $1,440, and navy Parisian Ode wedges, $1,425, Louis Vuitton, B.H., 310-859-0457. Bally washed navy leather Ollie bag, $1,395, Bally, B.H., 310-271-3310. David Yurman pavé Cordelia necklace, $3,500, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. Eddie Borgo gemstone three-sided pyramid ring in silver with hand-carved white glass, $290, jeffreynewyork.com. •

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MARILYN MONROE, HOTEL BEL-AIR, 1962 Upon check-in at the Hotel Bel-Air in June of 1962, photographer Bert Stern asked that all furniture be removed from his room. He hung a seamless white backdrop, ordered a case of 1953 Dom Pérignon and waited. His subject turned up five hours late but assured him, “We’ve got all the time that we want.” Over the next two weekends, Stern shot more than 2,500 images of Marilyn Monroe—mostly nudes with a colorful scarf or necklace. Five weeks later, the actress died alone in her home a few miles from the iconic resort. The images intended as her Vogue debut became an in memoriam tribute.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY BERT STERN

TEXT BY KELSEY McKINNON

CONTACT SHEET, 1962 © BERT STERN/COURTESY OF NORMAN MAILER, BERT STERN: MARILYN MONROE (TASCHEN, 2011)

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