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192 honest woman After a childhood in the Hollywood spotlight, actress and muse Jessica Alba speaks candidly about marriage, motherhood and her scenestealing eco crusade.
198 natural selection
208 the kids are alright Young, beautiful and undeniably cool—meet twelve L.A. talents poised to make their mark.
222 marine layers tori praver braves the rugged Northern California coastline in the season’s iconic overcoats. subtle structures, statement hues and natural, luxe materials mark the shape of things to come.
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pamela skaist-Levy infused some much-needed levity and playful irreverence to her historic beverly Hills estate.
DIEGO UCHITEL. sEE sHOppInG GUIDE fOr mOrE DETaILs, paGE 240
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ndividual style can’t be taught…no matter how much one may spend trying to achieve it. You either have it or you don’t. If you do, it oozes from every ounce of your being. The way you wear a dress or jewelry, or decorate your home, will be consistently you. In this, our fashion issue, the women we highlight are stylish to their very core. Jessica Alba is a perfect example. She has the fashionable mommy/off-duty actress look down. Always chic in every image, she exudes elegance. Not content to rest on her laurels, she has parlayed a busy on-screen career into an even busier entrepreneurial role. Creating a brand full of natural products catering to children has made her even more of a power player—on her own terms. Another woman doing things her own way is designer Pamela Skaist-Levy. Having cofounded Juicy Couture and then selling it years later, she wasn’t ready to just sit back. She and partner Gela Nash-Taylor decided it was time to create another special line, Skaist-Taylor. The company’s DNA is so distinctively Californian that it is sure to be a big success. When Skaist-Levy needs to unwind, she retreats to her inspiring home in Los Angeles—an estate at once grand and elegant but cool at the same time. The same could be said of Skaist-Levy.
Speaking of homes, famed model Angela Lindvall’s Topanga abode is as naturally gorgeous as it gets—an oasis just outside of Los Angeles. With animals and yurts, flowers and a pool, the place is magical. That she is opening the residence up select times per year for health retreats makes it even more special. It truly is a healing spot…and so authentically Lindvall. We shot her in the season’s best bohemian looks, in the most organic location of all—her home! And when thinking of individual style, it doesn’t get any more interesting than the bright young things in our big fashion portfolio, “The Kids Are Alright.” With uber cool girl Jacqui Getty curating this talented group, we knew we had the new “in” crowd. That they are all accomplished and stylish in their own right only added to the project’s uniqueness. And, with famed photographer (and former CFDA Perry Ellis award-winning designer) David Cameron at the helm, it was a dream shoot. To the point that style can’t be taught, the reason the stories come together so seamlessly is that they all express what is personal and authentic. When reading through our biggest issue ever (and our eighth anniversary issue on
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“I’ve known almost everyone in this story since they were little, and it felt magical to capture this moment in time for a group of people with such close personal relationships,” says Jacqui Getty, who produced and styled “The Kids Are Alright,” [p.208]. Currently, she’s filming fashion videos for Skaist-Taylor and a music video for Jesse Jo Stark. C SPOTS • Griffith Observatory • Dinner at Sunset Tower • ArcLight Cinemas
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Of “Marine Layers” [p.222], says photographer Sara Hirakawa of the husband/wife duo, “We had a lovely time with Tori [Praver] on a foggy day.
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It was one of those days when things came together effortlessly!” C SPOTS • Our front porch— there’s no place like home • Leo Carrillo State Beach • Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn
Tony Chavez “Jessica de Ruiter and Williams + Hirakawa
created a new feeling of the androgynous ’90s. The soft, yet structured sexiness of the suits felt so modern, and the braid was a natural addition that blended perfectly with the shoot,” says hairstylist Tony Chavez [“Marine Layers,” p.222]. His work can be seen in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Numero. C SPOTS • San Diego • Palm Springs • Ojai, for the Symphony of Spiritual Life Center
“This shoot was my first job back since I had my daughter,
so I was a little anxious about leaving her. But everyone was so great, and I had a really good time,” says Tori Praver, who appears in “Marine Layers” [p.222]. C SPOTS • Malibu • Venice, for the vibe and beach culture • Axe—we go almost every Sunday for brunch
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”Working with Angela [Lindvall] is always a joy. She has such an all-American earthiness to her. A stunning beauty, yet approachable and grounded—she is a consummate pro,” says photographer Randall Slavin [“Natural Selection,” p.198]. C SPOTS • Cafe Milan in Manhattan Beach, for my favorite post-surf breakfast • Deus Ex Machina • Pork Belly on Abbot Kinney, for the pulled pork sandwiches
Karla Welch “We shot in the most
beautiful John Lautner house. I’m a big Midcentury fan, so it was
photos of our babies over rice bowls in Venice,” says writer Kristina Dechter [“Golden Girl,” p.225].
day in such gorgeous surroundings,” says
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Kemal+Karla [“Honest Woman,” p.192]. C SPOTS • Tree People, for a hike with my daughter • The Greek Theatre
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ichael and Xochi Birch, the young couple who sold social networking site Bebo.com to AOL in 2008, envisioned a place in the city that would merge old-school S.F. with the vibrant, entrepreneurial hotbed the city has become. To bring this dream to life, they called on design impresario Ken Fulk to overhaul the iconic 1907 Musto Plaza building (previously a marble warehouse) in Jackson Square into a modern-day social club and hotel. This month, The Battery welcomes an eclectic group of authors, artists, professionals and socialites to the casual-dress, annual-dues club. (Hotel guests are also able to access many parts of the club as temporary members.) “I wanted the space to feel like it had been put together over a long period of time, full of eccentricities that reflect lives well lived,” says Fulk. On the first level is 717B, a white tablecloth establishment helmed by Executive Chef Jason Arbusto. Take the glass enclosed elevator to the second floor to find a quiet library, The Musto Bar (members-only), a study (for intimate gatherings) and a parlor, which can accommodate up to 90 people. The third level boasts 12 luxury suites with three additional indoor/outdoor suites on the roof-deck mezzanine—a perfect perch to take in the America’s Cup. 717 Battery St., S.F.; thebatterysf.com. •
Ken Fulk. Original exposed brick in Room 303. A rendering of 717B. The seating area in Room 303 features one-of-a-kind pieces and antiques Fulk sourced from buying trips across the country and abroad.
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Justin Winery’s tasting room overlooks the 160 acre property in Paso Robles. RIGHT 2010 Isosceles, $70/bottle.
Apparently, wine and water do mix. In 2010, L.A.-based Fiji Water proprietors Lynda and Stewart Resnick purchased Justin Vineyards & Winery,, a 160-acre estate in the heart of Paso Robles. In time for the fall harvest, the property known for its premium Isosceles, Justification and Savant will unveil a new tasting room, restaurant and Just Inn Suites for guests to retire after a visit to the wine caves, Isosceles library (located 120 feet underground) and an elegant meal by chef Will Torres. justinwine.com.
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STREET STYLE Headed to Paris Fashion Week? Dress like a local sporting a bag from Louis Vuitton’s new Parnasséa collection. Some of the styles are named after famous streets in the City of Lights. louisvuitton.com. Louis MM, $2,650. BELOW Sofia Coppola PM in white, $4,150. Sofia Coppola BB in purple, $3,550.
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obu Malibu has a new neighbor. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s Nikita, named after his girlfriend, Nikita Kahn, was designed by French architects at Studio PCH (also responsible for the Ellison-owned sushi joint across the parking lot). Warm wood finishes, a stone fireplace, rooftop patio and unobstructed views of the Pacific set the stage for Mediterranean classics prepared by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimiliano Blasone (Apsleys). In addition to cocktails from N.Y.’s Greg Seider (The Summit Bar), they’ve even tapped tea sommelier Karl Kessab. 22716 PCH, Malibu, 310-456-6234.
PUMP IT UP Autumn’s update on the massively popular ankle-strap style: Stuart Weitzman’s calf-climbing, three-buckle stiletto adds sex appeal and comfort on every level. stuartweitzman.com. Leaf crystal snake pumps, $495.
AWE INSPIRING This fall, L.A.-based Eli Azran
and David Rimokh launch RtA (Road to Awe) with cool denim and leather trousers. Available at Curve; rtadenim.com.
Kids and Croc, 1965/ 2008. Peter Beard, $70, Taschen.
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n the year of his 75th birthday, the much awaited collector’s-edition reissue of Taschen’s tribute to Peter Beard hits shelves. David Fahey, of L.A.’s Fahey/Klein gallery, co-edited a tome that has hardly enough pages to capture the legacy of the photographer, collector, diarist and writer. Perhaps best known for his fashion images, he was once married to California supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, and photographed models near his home in Kenya (Veruschka) and while there, discovered new talent (Iman). Feeling really inspired? Some of the images in the book are available at Fahey/Klein. faheykleingallery.com.
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ART HOUSE L.A.’s gang of four—friends and artists Jacob Kassay, Sam Falls, Matt Sheridan Smith and Joe Zorrilla— display new work in a group exhibition at Hannah Hoffman’s new Highland Avenue gallery this month. Through Sept. 21; hannahhoffmangallery.com.
Sam Falls, Untitled (Topanga Rain, Rope, 4), 2013.
BOTTLE SERVICE After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Valérie Grandury created product line Odacité and opened The Detox Market (then Venice, now WeHo). Of Odacité’s private collection for fall (originally crafted for a client who lives aboard The World) Grandury says it’s “like haute couture for your complexion.” $149; odacite.com; thedetoxmarket.com.
Leica D-Lux 6 Edition by G-Star Raw, $1,150.
German camera maker Leica has opened a gleaming WeHo outpost with three floors of retail space, a gallery and bookstore. Look for a limited-edition model with G-Star Denim 8783 Raw Denim. Beverly Blvd., WeHo, 424-777-0341; leica.com leica.com.
believe everything I have ever designed is inspired by [biologist] Ernst Haeckel himself, even though I just recently was introduced to his work,” says S.F.-based jewelry designer Sarah Graham.. In his book, Art Forms in Nature,, Haeckel’s illustrated map of life forms represents the ultimate union of art and science—something Graham has also sought to achieve through jewelry. She is one of the only people in the world to use oxidized cobalt chrome (a black, durable material most commonly used in medical implants) to recreate life forms she discovers in Haeckel’s books and along the CA coast. Available at Manika Jewelry; sarahgraham.com.
Haeckel’s coral. RIGHT Caged Coral ring, price upon request. Flowering Coral ring, $5,185.
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In addition to colorful curios, the shop also features work from Bay Area artists.
Founded in 2004 as an online marketplace for emerging artists, Little Paper Planes founder Kelly Lynn Jones (originally from L.A.) has opened a brick and mortar. Visitors of the evolving Mission boutique can search its shelves for eclectic handmade paper products from local brand Colpa Press or under-the-radar fashions from Willow Knows and Ilana Kohn. 855 Valencia St., S.F., 415-643-4616; littlepaperplanes.com. littlepaperplanes.com
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EN GARDE The nation’s only museum-quality storage and preservation service for couture wardrobes, Garde Robe, is opening a new location in L.A. in association with Margaret’s The Couture Cleaner. garderobeonline.com. Catalogue your Roberto Cavalli with Garde Robe’s 24/7 Cyber Closet.
Three fall statement handbags destined for the limbs of tastemakers everywhere FROM LEFT Max Mara J bag, $1,495. Fendi Selleria Franca 1892 bag, $2,900. Diane von Furstenberg 440 Mini, $295.
After a successful run as the frontman of Incubus, the super talented Brandon Boyd puts out a solo album, Sons of the Sea, that’s a little less edgy, and a lot more grown-up dinner party. The album coincides with the release of his art book, So the Echo ($50, Endophasia Publications). brandonboyd.com.
Brandon Boyd with girlfriend, Baelyn Elspeth, a former model, at their Venice Beach home.
Kitten or platform? Miu Miu’s hyper-feminine bow pumps are available at the label’s new accessories shop-in-shop inside S.F.’s Saks Fifth Avenue. $590; 384 Post St., S.F., 415-986-4300; saksfifthavenue.com.
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Inspired by artist Tracey Emin’s neon messages, many trendsetters are lighting up. Contact a local dealer (in L.A., try Hollywood Neon) to inscribe a message in your own handwriting and behold: a fun conversation starter that doubles as original artwork. 7456 Melrose Ave., L.A. 323-852-9611; hollywoodneon.com.
Nevena Borissova carefully maps out the future of her expanding sartorial empire
ifteen years ago, Nevena Borissova—a feisty 22-year-old originally from communist Bulgaria—borrowed some money from friends and family to open a luxury boutique on Robertson Boulevard. “I was so scared. Will people come in, will they like, will they buy?” In short order, they did all three—Marisa Tomei was one of her first clients—and Curve became a second home to L.A.’s serious shoppers. Borissova has a visceral approach to buying, with a propensity for up-and-coming and often European talent. She is responsible for introducing Nevena innumerable young brands to California: Preen, Iro, Berardi, Isabel Marant, Raquel Allegra “and Borissova probably 100 more.” “I first bought Isabel Marant personally in Paris and made an appointment at the showroom over a decade ago. The chain boots were madness. We had presold 70 pairs. We were the only people in the States to have ordered them. She couldn’t produce them and wanted to cancel the whole thing. We literally got one pair that Kelly Wearstler owns. In the end, she decided to [go through with production] and saved us from refunding an insane amount of money.” In 2005, Borissova started producing pieces for the shop that she couldn’t find elsewhere. She also expanded: Soho opened in 2008, followed by Miami in 2009 and S.F. in 2011. This month, she opens a destination storefront on Bond Street in N.Y.’s Bowery district. And in 2015, Curve will anchor the new Hayden Tract development in L.A. with a BELOW, FROM LEFT Jenni Kayne custom 7,000-square-foot lifestyle shop. D’Orsay flat, $550. Curve’s S.F. dressing room. For fun, Borissova produced and Borissova, who is expecting her second boy this fall, is also excited styled a Hotel California-inspired shoot. for the launch of AOTC (Ahead of the Curve). It took many years for her to come back to production after the death of her first pattern maker. Now working with a designer from Joie, the full line is stocked with timeless pieces: flouncy skirts, leather tops and updated wrap dresses. “I really wanted something exclusive because everything gets taken away from me. We discover designers, make them cool, and then other stores come in and buy them two or three seasons later.” For the 15th anniversary, some of her best selling labels have contributed exclusive pieces (a Jenni Kayne D’Orsay flat, Viktor&Rolf bodysuit, Mary Katranzou scarf, Mugler purse, Pamela Love ring and more). “You can buy clothes anywhere,” says Borissova. “The truth is, we are here and we will be here because I am still so passionate.” shopcurve.com. •
AOTC blouse, $465. Isabel Marant leather pants, $2,815, and heels, $800. Proenza Schouler bag, $1,335.
AIR APPARENT Design-conscious Venice now has a mini seafood house that hooks into its coastal setting. At Salt Air, enjoy the earnest charms of a fresh raw bar, a nice Petit Chablis, olive oil-poached ﬁsh and avocado-topped greens. 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-396-9333; saltairvenice.com.
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East coasting on the west side at Salt Air.
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A young L.A. philanthropist puts her fashion background to good use
ochelle Gores Fredston is just as well known among schoolchildren in Watts as L.A. society circles. After her 2007 relocation from Manhattan to L.A., Suzanne Marx introduced her to the Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII)—a century-old organization helping resuscitate the city’s poorest neighborhoods through youth development programs and support services. “I wanted to be hands-on,” an expectant Gores Fredston says. “Plus, their overhead is just so lean—I was blown away.” That’s the business side of Gores Fredston talking— she’s a Senior Advisor at The Gores Group, a private equity firm her father started in 1987, and oversees the operations of top fashion brands like J. Mendel, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and Big Strike. Shortly after joining the CII board, Gores Fredston launched PSLA (Philanthropic Society of Los Angeles), a committee solely devoted to raising funds for CII. In addition to volunteering, the group of hip, young entrepreneurs, fashion voices, social influencers and celebrities meet annually for the highly anticipated fashion show/fundraiser known as the Autumn Party. In the past, the event has partnered with Arcade (Gores’ former store on Melrose Avenue), designer Yigal Azrouël and J. Mendel. Saks Fifth Avenue will be the title sponsor for the upcoming fall party with funds going toward a permanent CII campus in Watts scheduled to open in 2017. Most recently, she revived the Back to School event, outfitting kids with knapsacks and supplies, and providing haircuts, clothes and manicures. That’s the icing on the cake: “We aren’t just going in and saying ‘Here’s a bunch of stuff,’” Gores Fredston explains of a community that has been resistant to outside help. A do-whatever-it-takes ethos coupled with a fail-proof business model have opened a lot of doors. “We are seeing changes in these kids in a month, two months, three months. It’s incredible.” ps-losangeles.com. •
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Rochelle Gores Fredston at home in Beverly Hills.
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Unlike most teenagers, Clara Mamet has already written and directed her first film (this past February), Two-Bit Waltz, starring William H. Macy. Creative ambition runs in the family: Mamet’s father is Pulitzer-winning playwright David Mamet, and her older half-sister, Zosia, is an actress on “Girls.” STYLE I like Birkenstocks and wearing my hair like Minnie Mouse. DIRECTOR Sidney Lumet, if for nothing other than his staying power. INSPIRATION Virtually none. I hate anything that’s good, as I’m a deeply jealous, off-balanced sort of person. HIDDEN TALENT I’m very good at untangling knots. FAVORITE RESTAURANT Hop Li Seafood in Santa Monica. CALIFORNIA My favorite thing about California is probably the L.A. River. • Miu Miu dress, $1,520, miumiu.com. Vintage hat, Mamet’s own.
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GLENDALE GALLERIA new expectations. Glendale Galleria’s stunning transformation is nearly complete. naturally, a host of exciting new stores will be opening to complement the bright, modern makeover with boutiques such as ’Lette macarons and BCBGmaxAzria. Anchoring the Galleria, Bloomingdale’s is set to open in november. glendalegalleria.com.
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JENNI KAYNE At her sister’s La Brea Avenue art gallery, Jenni Kayne celebrated 10 years of her brand with friends wearing memorable pieces from past collections.
Lazaro Hernandez, Kate Bosworth, Jack McCollough
Eddie Borgo, Keegan Singh
Gregory Parkinson, Laura Ramsey and Greg Chait, Liseanne Frankfurt
PROENZA SCHOULER Proenza Schouler’s first retailer, Barneys New York toasted Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez on the label’s 10-year anniversary. Mark Fletcher and Tobias Meyer opened their Hollywood Hills home to friends of the brand, including Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst and Lisa Eisner.
LOUIS VUITTON’S AMERICA’S CUP
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Gearing up for the main event on September 7th, Louis Vuitton hosted an America’s Cup kick-off party celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership with the race.
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PARIS COUTURE This summer’s Paris Couture shows were as inspiring as ever. Californians hit all the top shows (Chanel, Valen- tino, Stéphane Rolland, Elie Saab, Christian Dior) before heading to the parties. Bulgari threw a fabulous fête to launch its Diva Collection at the Hôtel Potocki.
Giorgio Armani, Milla Jovovich at Armani Privé
Models at the Bulgari party
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Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman
L.A. DANCE PROJECT Reese Witherspoon, Monique Lhuillier and Natalie Portman supported Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project Inaugural Benefit Gala. The evening featured a performance by the New York City Ballet.
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Bradley Cooper, Carla Bruni Sarkozy at the Bulgari party
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The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge set the stage for Max Mara’s annual Women in Film event. With onlookers decked out in the label’s fall collection, Hailee Steinfeld was awarded the Face of the Future honor before DJ Harley Viera Newton kicked off the party.
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CHANEL/NRDC Larry Gagosian opened his Holmby Hills home for a Chanel-hosted dinner party to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council. A “Celebration of Art, Nature, and Technology,” the high-profile event was catered by Gjelina and featured performances from Pharrell Williams, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the legendary Patti Smith.
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Evan Peters and Emma Roberts
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THE BLING RING Following the L.A. premiere of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, the cast and friends headed to Chateau Marmont for a quintessential Hollywood after-party sponsored by Louis Vuitton and Vanity Fair. Emma Watson, Sofia Coppola
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Tweed printed leather medium Hera bag, $1,830. 362 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006; South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-850-1400.
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Nars loves Los Angeles, $75. 8412 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 310-623-1730; narscosmetics.com.
Belted kimono jacket jacket, $2,495; skirt, $695. and crepe pencil skirt Saks Fifth Avenue, 9600 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St., San Francisco, 415-986-4300.
3D tote bag, $880. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-436-1963; 114 Grant Ave., San Francisco, 415-362-7971.
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Fall’s lesson in truly civilized hues: stone-cold grays, crisp winter whites and oxblood reds
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Rossi boots, $995, Saks Fifth Avenue. Carolina Herrera runway. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane cuff, $395.
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Alexander Wang heels, $525. Giorgio Armani bag, price upon request. Jimmy Choo clutch.
WHITE OUT Salvatore Ferragamo coat, $3,800. Fendi bodysuit, $1,700. Prada bag, $1,895. Marco Bicego ring, $1,690.
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by Riccardo Tisci boots, price upon request. Roberto Cavalli cuff earrings, $1,020. Mulberry gloves, $730.
ABOVE, FROM LEFT ChloĂŠ bag. Tabitha Simmons heels, $1,095. Roberto Cavalli runway.
ART OF STYLE In producing the Leith Clark x Wren capsule collection, editor and stylist Clark turned to her favorite illustrators (Mercedes Helnwein, Fanny Bostrom and Jenny Mortsell) and created prints from their work. Pal Kirsten Dunst modeled the dresses, coats, skirts and tees. wrenstudio.com.
Pointed pumps, $1,195, and tote bag, $4,595.
Kirsten Dunst in a silk printed dress, $498, photographed by beau Garrett Hedlund.
Valentino now unveils Intrigate, the luxury brand’s latest capsule collection of romantic leather accessories—all inspired by the ornate gates that flank prestigious Parisian grounds. 324 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-247-0103.
OLD SCHOOL Fine jeweler Mannin now debuts its Varsity Collection, featuring rings and charms reminiscent of classic college-era signets and symbols. Choose Old English fonts engraved on square rings or laurel leaves emblazoned on a pendant. manninfinejewelry.com. FROM TOP Silver
clover ring, $195. Gold B ring, $225.
Mutual Love Society
L 3 Bezel Choker, $3,500.
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os Angeles-based designer Monique Lhuillier wanted custom jewelry for her Fall runway show and thought New Yorker Pamela Love’s design sensibility was a perfect pairing. The result: bold bronze collars, cuffs and rings inlaid with geometric cuts of amethyst and malachite. $435-$3,500; pamelalovenyc.com.
ALL HAIL Much like Creative Director Sarah Burton’s runway presentations, Alexander McQueen’s new Union Square outpost blurs the line between perception and reality. Molded panels feature wings, shells, cactus flowers and seahorse tails, while the floor is decadent marble— smashed and reassembled. 55 Maiden Ln./58 Geary St., S.F.; alexandermcqueen.com.
WRITTEN BY KELSEY MCKINNON, ANNINA MISLIN AND ALISA WOLFSON. DUNST IN LEITH CLARK X WREN: GARRETT HEDLUND
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FROM LEFT Floral sweatshirt, $275. Burgundy tank, $295, and skirt, $425; top, $395, and pants, $395.
or those who lead a travel-filled life, actress and designer Georgina Chapman unveils a new contemporary collection to venture off the fairy-tale red carpet. Many of the versatile, yet glamorous separates and embellished shoes in Marchesa Voyage are inspired by Chapman’s printed scarf collection. $300-$500; Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-550-5900.
STOMPING GROUNDS Handmade in California, Tommy Hilfiger and O.C.-based George Esquivel’s new full brogues and slip-on loafers for men and women are perfectly perforated and ready for autumn. Each of the 900 pairs is numbered and crafted with locally sourced leather and materials. 157 N. Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310-247-1475; tommy.com.
CHARMED For the 250th anniversary of KPM (Berlin’s Royal Porcelain Factory), Bottega Veneta has partnered with the artisanal brand on a limited-edition collection of porcelain bracelets, rings, necklaces and bags—including Bottega’s famed Knot clutch. 457 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-858-6533; bottegaveneta.com.
Charm bracelet, price upon request.
A fresh micro-boutique is just another reason WeHo should be on your hit list. Below Margaret Maldonado’s second-floor agency of high-profile stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists and photographers, look for L’Agence, her fashion line of luxurious relaxed silks and Japanese and Italian fabrics built into a precisely cut fall collection of pencil skirts, body-conscious party dresses and a few urbane sweaters for good measure. 8436 Melrose Pl., L.A., 888-315-1840; lagencefashion.com. lagencefashion.com Wrap top, $595, and tuxedo boxer pants, $325.
In the Saddle
Blue Croc Sella bag, price upon request.
The Tod’s Sella Bag takes a contemporary spin on dressage heritage this season, courtesy of David LaChapelle. The Pop Touch collaboration joins the artist’s photography and videos online— with the iconic equestrian bag as subject and muse. 333 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-2850591; tods.com.
WRITTEN BY KELSEY MCKINNON AND ALISA WOLFSON
Brogue shoes, $400.
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f you’ve ever traveled to Sweden, you may have noticed two things: beautiful blondes and beautiful blondes donning Acne Studios (Ambition to Create Novel Expression). While the Scandinavian country already has nine boutiques to its name, Los Angeles welcomes its first to Downtown’s Broadway District this fall. Leave it to forward-thinking Creative Director Jonny Johansson to select a truly original, 5,000-square-foot space in the Art Deco Eastern Columbia Building to hold Acne’s avant-garde read-to-wear and denim. Make it an afternoon: Before you shop, sit down with an Acne Paper (the brand’s own art and design magazine) while sipping an espresso in Stockholm’s own ilcaffè. 849 S. Broadway, L.A.; acnestudios.com.
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Eastern Columbia building. Backstage at Acne Studios fall 2013 show. Runway look. Printed denim, $400.
Muse and activist Freja Beha Erichsen has partnered with Mother denim to design a line of skinny straight jeans, moto pants and high-waisted cut-offs that will benefit Doctors Without Borders. $145-$300; motherdenim.com.
Fashion (Denim) High-waisted shorts, $165. Black skinny jeans, $210.
TAKE IT EASY Inspired by Southern Califonia’s less-than-formal lifestyle, Joie enters the fray with six denim styles, including a timeless jacket and throwback to their 2001 line of hip-hugging modern utility pants—a closet staple you may recall. $188-$248; joie.com. Flare trousers, $228.
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Add some flare to your closet and kick on a pair of these baby bootcuts FROM LEFT Joe’s
jeans, $158. AG Jeans, $175. Lucky Brand jeans, $99. Hudson Jeans, $189. 7 For All Mankind, $189.
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Two chic California women launched online retail sites this year, each with their own unique approach. Here, their must-haves for the season
BROOKE TAYLOR CORCIA • THEDRESLYN.COM For Brooke Taylor Corcia, The Dreslyn was a natural extension of her background in editorial (C Magazine and Glamour) and e-commerce (ssense.com). With the help of her partners—husband Daniel and brother Brandon—Taylor Corcia relocated from Canada to L.A. to start the cool apparel and home site that now sells top contemporary brands like Band of 3 Outsiders, Helmut Lang, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, Pamela Love and Eddie Borgo. The Dreslyn Home line curates perfect gifts like agate bookends and blown glass carafe sets. 1 SATOMI KAWAKITA DIAMOND RING, $1,890. Organic and timeless, and perfectly imperfect. 2 RACHEL COMEY ORRIS BOOTS, $405. An easy, live-in style with a modern cut. 3 A.L.C. LINDSTAM TRENCH, $850. An autumn staple, re-imagined. 4 L’AGENCE ZIP-FRONT CAPE, $595. Great alternative to basic black and the same standard silhouettes for winter. • FALL INSPIRATION Texture, heavy knitwear and leather are prominent along with 4 forest-green and muted jewel tones.
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AMBRE DAHAN • WALKINMYCLOSET.COM What, might you ask, is virtual- and social-wardrobing? Walk In My Closet founder Ambre Dahan has created an online world for trend seekers to catalogue, buy and sell high-end, contemporary readyto-wear and vintage looks. Art Director Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, and designers Charlotte Ronson, Jenni Kayne and Irene Neuwirth have already archived their closets. 1 KENZO LOGO SWEATSHIRT, $275. I live in sweatshirts, so this black Kenzo one pays perfect homage to my Parisian roots. 2 CÉLINE CLASSIC MEDIUM BOX BAG, $24,500. I love exotic skins and use this bag almost every day in dusty salmon python. I rarely wear the color green but this particular green is gorgeous and will complement any outfit. 3 JENNI KAYNE SHOES, $595. I lived in Repettos for years and needed a change, so the pointy silhouette of the D’Orsay was the perfect transition for me. 4 SAINT LAURENT BY HEDI SLIMANE. I just got a Saint Laurent polkadot dress that I wear with chunky Balenciaga boots. It’s the perfect marriage: strong, yet feminine—and a little grunge. • FALL INSPIRATION I try to stay true to my style as seasons transition. I’m attracted to the cut and material of a piece, as opposed to the trend of the moment.
Beverly Hills Opening Fall 2013
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Making a Splash
Ever-iconic Hermès marks a glamorous boutique retrofit with an equally elegant, exclusive offering
o celebrate the September 3rd reopening of its Beverly Hills flagship, Hermès is hosting a grand soirée and launching an accessories lineup dedicated to the City of Angels. Its roots here, after all, run deep. Hermès first opened on Rodeo Drive in 1972, then moved its shop down the street in 1997 to a jewelbox designed by RDAI. The same Parisian firm is responsible for the boutique’s striking new lines, Carrara marble façade, cube-like windows and party-ready rooftop garden. The 12,000-square-foot interior includes a sculptural spiral staircase and mosaic tiling. On the newly added third level, patrons can stock up on chic Maison wares; ready-to-wear, jewelry and luggage are still housed on floors below. Exclusive to the shop, International Artistic Director Pierre-Alexis Dumas commissioned Benoît-Pierre Emery, artistic director of objects and tableware, to create one of its signature silk scarves. “I felt inspired immediately, as there’s such a strong visual imaginary universe around Los Angeles,” says Emery, whose palm shadows and orangebordered swimming pool design embraces SoCal landscapes and 2013’s “A Sporting Life” motif. This paved the way for other ultra-luxe items such as a canvas-and-leather wine trunk, beach towel, and a white wicker and turquoise leather Kelly Picnic handbag. “There’s an [Hermès] philosophy of fun and pleasure, and it makes a perfect link with the easy-going California lifestyle and hermes.com. • casual spirit.” 434 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-278-6440; hermes.com
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Beverly Hills storefront. Hermès à Beverly Hills scarf, $410. Fall Winter 2013 runway. Constance Cartable bag. Collier de Chien double-row bracelet, and Kelly double-row bracelets in rose and white gold.
FRENCH OPEN Poised to debut a standalone store in California this September, Parisiancool Sandro has set its sights on S.F.’s Fillmore Street. The 2,100-square-foot shop will hold fall’s wardrobe musts: bold colors, cozy knits and pleated leather schoolgirl skirts. 2033 Fillmore St., S.F.; us.sandro-paris.com.
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At the Fall Thakoon show, makeup artist Diane Kendal used Nars’ new eye paints for a “washed effect.”
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The look. Diane Kendal, backstage at Thakoon. Eye Paint in Ubangi, $25. Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, $25. Matte Eyeshadow in Outremer, $24.
<< “Using metallics and glitters in colors like deep blues, rich purples, silvery teals and rusted golds, I applied a stronger density of product on the outer eye fading toward the center of the eyelid for a washed effect,” says makeup artist Diane Kendal. The Briton breaks down the beauty look she created for Thakoon’s fall runway show with Nars’ newest colors (and a few all-time favorites): Apply UBANGI EYE PAINT with a flat brush, painting it on the lid and creating a wing shape to the eye. The paint provides a base for shadows. • Pat the blue color from MARIE-GALANTE DUO EYESHADOW on top of Ubangi in the outer corners. • For effect, apply OUTREMER MATTE EYESHADOW to deepen overall tone. • Add a mix of bronze and rose gold glitter on top. To apply the glitter, dip a synthetic paintbrush in water, then into your glitter color of choice. Press the brush lightly on the lid. • Note: Create the eye before your foundation, as there will be fallen glitter on the face to clean up, which you can do with scotch tape around the fingers. • Finish with curled lashes and a coat of black mascara, a light satiny peach blush (like Sex Appeal) on the apple of the cheeks and a natural lip. narscosmetics.com. •
NAILED IT! The east side’s newly opened, Ana Henton-designed (Lukshon, Intelligentsia Venice) relaxation retreat Kure Spa offers all-natural nail treatments in addition to waxing, facials and massages. 2378 Glendale Blvd., L.A., 323-668-1234; kurespa.com. On the menu: tea soaks and sugar scrubs.
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British perfumer Jo Malone London celebrates fall with a flirtatious, yet soft Peony & Blush Suede collection of fragrances, a luscious crème and a candle, all of which send off notes of red apple, jasmine and rose. Available at Neiman Marcus; neimanmarcus.com.
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arc Jacobs now enters the makeup world with the launch of his first cosmetics line. Sold exclusively at Sephora, Marc Jacobs Beauty hit shelves in August, and favorites among the 120 products already include “Boy Tested, Girl Approved” Lip Lock moisture balm and Brow Tamer grooming gel, in addition to dark “Blacquer” pen liners and gel crayons, “Hi-Per Color” blushes, bronzers and nail polishes, and “Smart Complexion” foundations and concealers. $24-$59; sephora.com.
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LIP SERVICE From coral to crimson, the newest color wave to hit beauty counters will have you blowing kisses Rouge Coco in Mystique, $34. MAC Retro Matte in Runway Hit, $15. Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in #301, $65. Jouer Lipstick in Sophia, $22. Tom Ford Lip Color in Crimson Noir, $49. Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #400, $34. Rouge Dior 999, $34.
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ho What Wear co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power are the glamour girls occupying the space between beauty insiders and the makeup obsessed masses. With the launch of Byrdie, Byrdie an online magazine devoted to makeup, skincare, health and hair—Kerr, Power, editor Lexy Lebsack and site director Britt Aboutaleb have created a one-stop shop. “We’re doing monthly editorials with celebrities,” says Aboutaleb of Byrdie’s much anticipated launch last month with a color story on actress Brit Marling. This month, actress Julianne Hough is the feature focus. In addition to the celebrity angle, the L.A. ladies behind Byrdie offer advice from dermatologists, how-to videos, runway trend reports and a variety of wellness information—presented in the same stylish way as WWW and sister shelter site, Domaine. “We consult with doctors and health experts and talk a lot about foods you can eat to help your skin or when you should be juicing and if you should be juicing,” continues Aboutaleb. And no beauty bible is complete without product reviews. Aboutaleb says, “We’re reviewing products as consumers and as regular women in a beautiful, glossy way, and we’re offering tips from hair and makeup artists.” For example, a recent expert opinion detailed more than a handful of ways to wear coral lipstick, like matte and pale retro, while a bi-monthly Get the Look column breaks down every product used to achieve flawless red carpet looks. With three new posts daily and newsy tidbits making sure you never miss a release, Byrdie proves to be a bombshell of a site. byrdie.com. •
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Kelly Wearstler opens her sublime storage space to decor enthusiasts “My favorite part of the job is combing estate sales for great pieces,” says designer Kelly Wearstler as she walks the aisles of her 10,000-square-foot warehouse. The pieces on the wide metal shelves represent 15 years of scavenging Europe, Asia and the Americas to stock up for future projects and clients. Within the bubble wrap rests some serious finds: a Louis XV commode, important Mid-century studio furniture—Paul Evans, Harvey Probber—and rare vintage lighting like a 1970 Fillipo Perego table lamp. “None of it was catalogued. We didn’t know what we had,” she says. Now, following months of itemization with associate Andrew Spraggs, Wearstler is giving designers and collectors the appointment-only opportunity to visit the building that’s quietly tucked away in an industrial section of Downtown L.A. There, some of the items will remain in her permanent collection, and others will be available for purchase. “Believe it or not, this isn’t [my] only warehouse. There’s even more.” 323-951-7454; preview highlights on 1stdibs.com. • WRITTEN AND EDITED BY CHRISTINE LENNON
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The Sacramento Street boutique opened in June. Snake Bookend Set, $795.
Objects of Desire
L’Objet, a Mediterranean antiquity-inspired tabletop collection created by Beverly Hills interior designer Elad Yifrach, adds to its offerings this season with 63 pieces in his Cabinet of Curiosités. Find malachite-patterned porcelain tipped in gold, coral accents and these coiled python bookends in gold-plated plated-brass with a marble base. Available at Gearys Beverly Hills and Neiman Marcus; l-objet.com.
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ASHLEY YEATES LATHROP’S CARMEL When this attorney and native Texan remodeled her Dallas home, her interior designer had an epiphany. “He told me I had a gift,” says Yeates Lathrop. “At first, I laughed.” But by 2002, she set aside her legal career to found a design business, AYI & Associates (ayistyle.com). Though her projects range from Oklahoma to Colorado to Tahoe, her adopted hometown is where she finds inspiration: “Natural beauty, culture, community—Carmel has it all.” • Burst & Bloom Lolo, the owner, started by doing the flowers at the Post Ranch Inn. Her arrangements are like art—natural, rustic and organic. burstbloom. com. • Conway of Asia You’ll find everything from an animal head to an opium bed at this amazing antiques store. Peterson Conway is the guy walking around with a macaw on his shoulder. conwayofasia.com. • Bistro Moulin A tiny French place with an eclectic wine list in Monterey, off the beaten path. The locals love it. bistromoulin.com. • Point Lobos Hiking trails, jade coves and a magical landscape. pointlobos.org.
The Story of Adam Adam Silverman Ceramics ($60, Skira Rizzoli) celebrates the Atwater Pottery and Heath Ceramics L.A. studio director. With a foreword by Shepard Fairey, and sharp photography that captures the gritty, primitive nature of his work, the tome is a must-read for fans of contemporary ceramics.
CUBISM Tastemakers at L.A.-based Commune Design recently collaborated with eco-conscious Environment Furniture on a debut furniture collection. Notable is The Cleat Series, made of black walnut, white oak, brass and bronze mirror components, which uses conﬁgurations of cubes to create larger pieces, like shelves or modular tables. 8126 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-782-0296; environmentfurniture.com.
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Solid walnut cube with brass cleat and oil finish, $1,295.
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Beyond a handpicked assortment of refurbished antiques alongside textiles from China Seas and Castel, the real draw at clean, cheerful Anyon Atelier has been the art: Bay Area native Lindsay Brier and her associate, Sarah Freihofer, both studied art history at Dartmouth and love curating collections for clients. French photographer César Ancelle Hansen’s prints of surf culture in Biarritz, sold in editions of three, have been a hit. 3452 Sacramento St., S.F., 415-814-3849; anyondesign.com.
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Three California women spin deluxe Peruvian alpaca into lovely home textiles
orthern California, by way of Peru, has become an unexpected hub for the alpaca trade. Ashley, 30, and Erin Hayes, 28, the sisters behind Sonoma-based Asher Market, year-old purveyor of alpaca pillows and throws, stumbled upon the cashmere-like fiber quite by accident. Between them, they have a law degree, a psychology degree, a photography business, and fashion and culinary training. But all they really want to do is sew. “From sun up to sun down, we made floor cushions, robes, aprons,” explains Ashley, who says their Texan grandmother, an accomplished seamstress, taught them the craft when they were girls. They took their wares to stores like Wonder in Santa Barbara and turned their hobby into a business. Not until Ashley took a trip to South America and scooped up cozy, lightweight Peruvian alpaca blankets did they find their niche. “She brought them home to sell with the things we made, but that’s all anybody wanted,” Erin laughs. Soon after, the pair was back in Peru, designing blankets in bold chevron and diamond prints, and a painterly palette of vibrant colors. They quickly added pillows to the mix. “We blend the alpaca with a little synthetic fiber to make them machine washable and reduce allergic reactions,” she says. “Plus, we design them seasonally, so once a color is gone, it’s gone for good. You’ve got to get them while they’re hot.” From $110; ashermarket.com.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Ashley (left) and Erin Hayes. Beach blanket photo on Santa Claus Lane Beach, Santa Barbara. Pillows from the Fall collection. Throws in shades Tangerine, Indian Summer, Meadow and Patagonia.
SANDRA JORDAN PRIMA ALPACA, HEALDSBURG
n the higher end of the design spectrum, Sandra Jordan offers luxurious and lightweight alpaca by the yard. As a girl in Peru, she learned about the Incan traditions of weaving silken fabric from alpaca fleece. “They called it the gold of the Andes,” says the former creative director of Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, “but the itchy blankets I used to see in the marketplace didn’t match what I’d read about.” The diplomat’s daughter came to the U.S. for college in the ’60s but never lost a connection with her home country. In 2006, when she researched textiles for a redesign of the winery, she stumbled upon a story in Discovery magazine on the DNA of purebred Peruvian alpaca. Several trips to Peru later, her exclusive line, Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca, was born. Today, she works with a sustainable Peruvian mill that uses highest quality, purebred fibers to create upholstery weight weaves or drapery sheers in 50-plus shades by the yard. Some big names are fans: Designer Jiun Ho used it for his new upholstered furniture line. Michael S. Smith bought the fabric in Peony pink for the Obamas’ White House bedroom. “I got an order for 140 yards of the Mushroom from Kanye West,” she says. “My kids had to tell me who he was.” 707-836-9240; sandrajordan.com.
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Sandra Jordan. Prima Alpaca in Sunset, $145/yard.
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HANGING AROUND Perfect for Indian Summer R&R: A new fiber-dyeing technique creates 11 shades of pretty pink woven into a special edition of Dedon’s inviting Swingrest. $8,545; 8444 Melrose Ave., L.A., 310-388-4721.
n addition to creating functional working gardens, Lauri Kranz of Edible Gardens LA has called on her creative clients to make growing a little more stylish. A product line and online shop launches this fall with Victoria Morris herb pots, Lauren Soloff/The Granola Project blends, a Joe’s Jeans gardening apron, a Heather Heron utility bag and a Jenni Kayne garden tarp. ediblegardensla.com.
AUTUMN ACTIVITIES 1. Trot through Chalk Hill’s Sonoma vineyards with former polo player Rafael Hernandez. vineyardrides.com. 2. Convene with botanists at the Lotusland Exceptional Plants Auction and Sale on Sept. 21. $125/admission; lotusland.org. 3. Historic Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Palm Springs reopens for the season. sunnylands.org.
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C asked the designer—launching a Melrose showroom and MK Collection outdoor textiles (310-436-4995; mkcollection.com) —where she shops for garden decor. • Ann Dennis Designs at Stonemill Design Center, O.C. Exquisite antiques, reproductions and unusual items like hand-carved Balinese deer. 714-708-2555; anndennisdesigns.net. • Bonhams, L.A. You can inspect everything before the auction. 323-850-7500; bonhams.com. • Dragonette, Ltd., WeHo Full of Mid-century finds. 310-855-9085; dragonetteltd.com. • Hillary Thomas, Brentwood Extremely chic and hip design. 310472-2206; hillarythomas.com. • Lawson-Fenning, L.A. Custom furniture and fun, easy-to-use accessories. 323-934-0048; lawsonfenning. com. • Inner Gardens, WeHo For hammered bronze bowls to fill with orchids. 310-492-9990; innergardens.com.
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When to Fold ’Em Bloem Hill and artist/blogger Kelli Murray are giving online tutorials for everything from gilded feathers to these delicate paper flowers. bloemhill.com; kellimurray.com. Watercolor paper flowers in an Anthropologie vase.
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Shelley Armistead at Soho House.
<< Learning her craft at London’s seminal river Café, Cecconi’s, and eventually soho House properties in the U.K. and now West Hollywood (plus another in L.A., and s.F. in 2014), shelley Armistead lives for gastronomy and family. the south African-born Gm has a b.s. in Nutrition and is devoted to culinary programming and pop-up restaurants for visiting cooks. And beyond 12-hour workdays, this mar Vista resident has a bustling domestic life with husband (soho House WeHo’s executive chef) matt Armistead, and two boys. she’s also active in Jamie Oliver’s Food revolution, a commitment to bring children real, healthy meals. MORNING ROUTINE I wake up at 4:45 a.m. to walk in Venice and stop at Toms (toms.com) at around 6 a.m. they remember my green tea order. It’s a simple thing that we really hold dear as hospitality people. For their integrity, Moon Juice (moonjuice.com). For the avocado smoothie, GTA (gjelina. com). FAMILY TIME Our meal together is breakfast since we can never be home at dinnertime. I make a lot of quinoa, beluga lentils
and rice bowls with proteins in them. Or smoothies. Or we’ll add green garbanzos, collard greens and quinoa to omelettes. I’ll put out a selection of pumpkin and sesame seeds, and seaweed—if they want to, they can try new things. HAppY HELpERS I’m working on a cookbook about how it’s easy to be fast and nutritional. Kids can mix ingredients and connect to the kitchen process. We store everything in glass, and I think that’s a great way to learn what the lentils and grains look like. EATING EXpLORATION The Seabirds in Costa mesa (seabirdstruck.com). And one space that needs to be on everyone’s radar is Nick’s Cove in tomales bay (nickscove.com). Here, you don’t need to drive or fly very far to experience incredible food. sohohousewh.com. •
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Former Water Grill toque David LeFevre was something of a pioneer when he decamped to Manhattan Beach in 2011 to open M.B. Post. Today, from his new establishment to other chefs’ nascent spots (try Circa and Little Sister), a wave of eateries has shifted the tides and tastes of this seaside locale. THE HALF-SHELL At funky Fishing With Dynamite, David LeFevre’s recently debuted oyster bar, it’s worth the wait for a gin-sherry cocktail, sweet malpeques, a light clam chowder, and grilled octopus with date-tomato ragu. Stick around for the key lime pie. 1148 Manhattan Ave., M.B., 310-893-6299; eatfwd.com. BACON-CHEDDAR BUTTERMILK BISCUITS With a Michelin-starred chef behind them, you’d be remiss to skip M.B. Post’s signature. At the convergence of rustic and refined, consider it the Cotogna of Manhattan Beach. 1142 Manhattan Ave., M.B., 310-545-5405; eatmbpost.com. CULINARY MASTERS SERIES At The Strand House, the highlight is a monthly dinner tapping elusive kitchen talents across the country. Autumn’s lineup doesn’t disappoint with Jonathan Benno (Per Se/Lincoln, Sept. 23) and Tory McPhail (Commander’s Palace, Oct. 7). 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd., M.B., 310-545-7470; thestrandhousemb.com. DATE NIGHT In a gutsy move about six months ago, Mark Gold closed Eva in mid-city and headed for the beach. Chez Soi showcases this ebullient chef’s seasonal fare with his increasingly deft touch. Standouts include fennelapple soup, Drake duck breast with tea-smoked plum and poached lobster with udon and yuzu. 451-D Manhattan Ave., M.B., 310-802-1212; chezsoirestaurant.com. MADAME X The mysterious in-house baker for diminutive Two Guns Espresso proffers a buttery array of warm croissants, ham quiches, rosemary scones and oatmealginger cookies. Why not kickstart the weekend with a grilled pretzel sandwich? 350 N. Sepulveda, M.B., 310-3182537; twogunsespresso.com. •
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4 5 CLOCKwISE FROM TOp LEFT Fishing with Dynamite’s bar seating; key lime pie; and clam chowder. M.B. post biscuits. Beets appetizer at Chez Soi. Don’t miss the caraway pretzels at Two Guns Espresso. Chez Soi interior. Dining with a view at Strand House.
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All the Ingredients
A new book puts goat cheese salad in perspective
n the 1980s, when “nobody knew what the hell charmoula and romesco was, and none of us was in it for fame or glory or cookware dreams,” former Chez Panisse chef Joyce Goldstein opened Square One—among the first S.F. restaurants to adjust menus daily and pair wines by the glass. “It never dawned on anybody how big the change was— to go from a yearly to seasonal to daily menu; how open kitchens affected service,” Goldstein says. And when the time came for a definitive record of California cooking, UC Press knew the exact person to pen it. After almost 200 interviews with chefs, critics, food artisans, iconoclast winemakers and restaurateurs, the doyenne has tracked a 30-year shift in design, casualization and style with Inside the California Food Revolution. Goldstein dissects tastes like mesclun, raspberry vinegar and Laura Chenel goat cheese. There’s Sally Schmitt’s French Laundry—15 years before Thomas Keller; Acme’s founder baking bread in his college dorm; and chanterelle mushrooms coming to market. “I’ve written 26 cookbooks, and I’ve never tackled food history,” Goldstein explains from her S.F. kitchen. “But I thought, I’ve been here since 1960, I’ve seen the whole thing, and they’ll take my call. If I’d been some young reporter, they’d never talk the way they did.” So is it really a revolution? Goldstein thinks so. “To have modern art on the walls at Michael’s? And no tuxedos? That’s a revolution.”
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iconic image, Joyce Goldstein in Her Kitchen, 1969, MoMA Collection. An overseas specialty: hapuka, smoked agria, serrano, pea and hen’s yolk.
KIWI SEASON New Zealand dining has sailed to the America’s Cup on Pier 29 with Waiheke Island Yacht Club, a dreamy pop-up courtesy of Tony Stewart (Auckland restaurant, Clooney). 415-362-6010; waiheke islandyachtclub.com.
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Find items for picnic, pantry and home, including proprietary olive oil, California Chai, and an expert selection of cookbooks by the likes of Heidi Swanson. 841 12th St., P.R.; generalstorepr.com. • SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC MARKET Those living in the new Alma del Pueblo have endless reasons to cook: Marge Cafarelli has spent three years cherry-picking purveyors for the 15,000square-foot space, opening with Belcampo Meat Co., Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, Foragers Pantry and The Pasta Shoppe among them. W. Victoria at Chapala, S.B.; sbpublicmarket.com. • PROVISIONS MARKET Haven Collective has resurrected The Bruery’s tasting and tap room, bottle shop and store with Sidecar Doughnuts, OC Baking Company sandwiches and the lamb patties you’ll find at neighboring Haven Gastropub. 143 N. Glassell St., Orange; provisionsmarkets.com.
BAR METHOD Here’s what happened when two gents in Arcata traded boatbuilding for beans: Dick Taylor craftsman chocolate.
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JOYCE GOLDSTEIN: JUDY DATER. GENERAL STORE: CHRIS LESCHINKSY. SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC MARKET: COURTESY OF ALMA DEL PUEBLO. PROVISIONS: WIL DEE. CHOCOLATES: TARA MINSHULL
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Promised Land An entertainment executive heads to the vineyards of Rutherford
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Steve
McPherson. The Joy, $35. 2009 Promise Cabernet Sauvignon, $225. Harvest on Winston Hill. Promise ages in new French oak barrels.
n 1976, a young Steve McPherson moved to Paris to attend the American School, where his father was headmaster and field trips took students to places such as Champagne. The budding oenophile went on to study wine—with a successful Hollywood career in between. (As president of ABC/Disney television, he launched the likes of “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives.”) Standing in the middle of a Rutherford vineyard in 2004, McPherson, now 48, vowed to Jennifer, his future wife, that he’d fulfill his winemaking dream. He sent a bottle of Italian wine and a letter to Rich Frank of Rutherford’s esteemed Frank Family Wines. The friends “hashed out” a partnership and a vineyard source. The 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes selected for Promise Wine grow on a western-facing slope of loamy volcanic stone—right on Frank’s estate. In crafting a product of 96-point finesse, the Pacific Palisades-based entrepreneur understood the learning curve. “We love Amarones from Italy and wanted to emulate those…but we realized after the 2004 harvest that it’s so much about the terroir,” he says. “A cab grape from Italy is different growing than in Napa.” With such Rutherford pedigree comes potential for cellaring of 2009 Promise, whose allocations goes out this month. McPherson has also given time to new projects like The Joy rosé. This fresh wine of pinot noir grapes is a marked departure. “It has taken us a while to be comfortable with one year versus four before the consumer sees it,” he says. Were he stranded on a desert island, McPherson insists Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche would be his last bottle. Of course, choosing a Burgundy sidesteps the issue of choosing between Promise and The Joy. “They’re like our children,” he says. “Our girls are so different, and I love both of them.” promisewine.com. •
“Boutique” wine takes on new meaning this season with Cliff Lede’s offering of 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, co-created with fashion designer Derek Lam. The S.F. native visited the Napa Valley vineyards to blend juice from its flagship Poetry Vineyards. Says Lam of the process, “While dressing is very different from enjoying a bottle of wine, the desire to enjoy each is similar.” Yountville-based proprietor Cliff Lede considers Poetry by Derek Lam a new beginning. He says the 47 cases are “the first in our new ‘capsule collection’ series. “Each year we will work with a leading innovator in his or her field—future releases could bring Poetry by… an internet mogul, a performance artist or a rock star. Stay tuned.” cliffledevineyards.com.
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MCPHERSON PORTRAIT AND CORKS: RALPH STARKWEATHER. THE JOY: JOHN COOLIDGE. BOTTLES: BRYAN GRAY PHOTOGRAPHY. LAM: THOR SWIFT PHOTOGRAPHY
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C travel “Italian fashion is the best in the world, that’s just how it is. It is real, designed for real people, not just to be showy,” says Giorgio Armani.
Fashionable Journeys GIORGIO ARMANI: COURTESY OF GIORGIO ARMANI
From Milan to Singapore, sartorial shows around the globe bring out the best in their host cities
EDITED BY JENNY MURRAY SEPTEMBER 2013
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Maria Church. Armani/Nobu. The scene on Via Brera. Looks from the Fall Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani runway.
Week, Giorgio Armani touts the glorious wonders and simple pleasures of the city where he lives and works
ilan is practical, always dynamic and continuously changing. It is full of nuances, and austere like its buildings that often hide beautiful gardens behind their gates. I think that Milan is one of the most important international Fashion Weeks for the variety and wealth of what it offers. I present both collections [Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani] here because I think it’s important to do so. We should all commit to bringing back energy and dynamic force to the city—like it was in the early 1980s, which created the Made in Italy phenomenon. Milan has nothing to envy of any other fashion capital. Of this I am convinced—and in my own small way, I am committed every day in this regard. PLAY Milan is a discreet and coy city. Beautiful views hide behind façades. Via Borgonuovo, both secretive and stylish, is my favorite. I like to stroll around Corso Garibaldi and Via Brera. Corso Garibaldi is a street with buildings that tell of the old Milan from which new skyscrapers stand out—a truly unique contrast. • Of all the museums, my favorite is the Poldi Pezzoli Museum for the uniqueness and variety of its collections. It’s a house-museum with the highest degree of masterpieces. Via Manzoni 12; museopoldipezzoli.it. museopoldipezzoli.it • Santa Maria Church at San Satiro is truly a hidden gem. Via Torino 17-19. • There are hundreds of publications, pictures and cards for those who love the sea at La Mare. Via Broletto 28; libreriadelmare.it. • Armani Spa, Libreria del Mare in the Armani Hotel, spans 13,000 square feet and has a swimming pool. It is dedicated to beauty, peace and tranquility. Via A. Manzioni 31; armanihotels.com. armanihotels.com DINE I love traditional Italian cuisine; it’s simple, based on a few ingredients and great creativity. I often eat at the Armani/Lounge and Armani/Ristorante, which are close to my office. • I head to Armani/Nobu for its risotto “alla milanese.” Via Pisoni 1; noburestaurants.com. • And Armani/Dolci is where I get chocolate that I sometimes allow myself to have, or to give as a gift. Via Manzoni 31; armanidolci.com. •
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Emporio Armani neoprene velvet jacket, $925; armani.com.
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Bella Città On the eve of Milan Fashion
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Once Upon a Time...Lion City 2013
he Chanel Cruise Show is an annual global event, each year at a different location: Santa Monica Airport (2007), Miami’s Susan Casden Raleigh Hotel (2008), Lido Beach (2009), St. Tropez (2010), Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc (2011) and Versailles (2012). On choosing Singapore— Chanel’s maiden voyage to Asia—Karl Lagerfeld said, “I haven’t been back in 25 years, and everyone told me that this place has changed so much. I wanted to see it for myself, and the best way is to do a show here.” The first night premiered Lagerfeld’s Once Upon a Time… Deauville 1913 on the lawn of the famous Raffles Hotel. The following evening, 800 guests gathered at Loewen Cluster, an upscale residential area that formerly housed a nutmeg plantation and barracks. The presentation showcased long and lean skirt/jacket looks equally mindful of the tropical climate and the rich culture. Having spent four years in Singapore with my father
while growing up, I was also excited to see three decades of change. A melting pot of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Western cultures, the city-state has become a mecca for foreign investment, magnificent skyscrapers, luxury shopping—and world-famous street food. Coming back, the Lion City had shifted, yet remained the same. STAY Located in the heart of downtown, The St. Regis Singapore is the top choice for luxury and pampering. 29 Tanglin Rd.; stregissingapore.com. • Marina Bay Sands has a 24-hour casino complex, top-notch restaurants, unparalleled shopping and a jaw-dropping skyline view. 10 Bayfront Ave.; marinabaysands. com. • Nearby, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore houses a modern art collection and spectacular views from every room. Seven Raffles Ave.; ritzcarlton.com. PLAY Singapore Botanic Gardens has the world’s largest display of orchids, the national flower. One Cluny Rd.; sbg.org.sg. • Raffles Hotel Singapore is a colonial throwback—and home to The Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was born. One Beach Rd.; raffles.com. • Where history meets modernity, The Fullerton Heritage Precinct is a focal point for fine dining, shopping, nightlife and CoNTiNuED oN pAgE 240
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bay Sands. A national monument: Raffles Hotel. Premier Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia. Sands SkyPark infinity pool. Raffles Hotel is named after Singapore’s founder.
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Cluster was the setting for Chanel’s Cruise ’13 presentation. Karl Lagerfeld and models.
And it thinks fast, too. The new 2014 E-Class.
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The look of the new E-Class screams performance. Yet it moves with a quiet intelligence: constantly watching and analyzing. Then if it senses that you arenâ€™t responding to a danger, it does. Innovations including a revolutionary stereoscopic camera, Cross-Traffic Assist, Pedestrian Recognition and Steering Assist are making their debut in the E-Class. Without a doubt, it is the most intelligent, most exhilarating E-Class ever. MBUSA.com/E-Class
See your Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Southern California. Go to MBSOCAL.com for the location nearest you. *MSRP for a 2014 E 350 Sport Sedan excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, transportation charge and dealer prep. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. 2014 E 350 Sport Sedan shown at $57,890 in Iridium Silver metallic paint with optional equipment. See dealer for details. ÂŠ2013 Authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealers For more information, call 1-800-FOR-MERCEDES, or visit MBUSA.com.
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C culture Sophia Loren in a parure of cabochon sapphires and rubies highlighted with diamonds, 1960.
The Bold and the Beautiful
San Francisco’s de Young Museum models the Roman jeweler’s vintage baubles in “Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990” WRITTEN AND EDITED BY ELIZABETH KHURI CHANDLER SEPTEMBER 2013
CARLA BRUNI SARKOZY (2): COURTESY OF BULGARI. THE BULGARI STORE: BULGARI HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
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Terry Richardson captures Carla Bruni Sarkozy wearing the Forever Glamour necklace and Isabella Rossellini bag. Bruni Sarkozy with the Gala in Costa Smeralda necklace. Via dei Condotti store in Rome, 1934. Elizabeth Taylor’s 1969 Sautoir necklace, a high point of the exhibition; the center is a sugar loaf cabochon sapphire. Tubogas choker with Greek silver coins, 1974.
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Bulgari jewel is as recognizable as a Chanel suit,” art historian Eveline Schlumberger once wrote of the Roman company with Greek heritage in a 1963 article for Connaissance des Arts.. Andy Warhol declared the company “a museum of contemporary art.” “Bulgari was able to tap into our culture and come up with something people wanted,” remarks Martin Chapman, co-curator of the de Young exhibition “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990,” which includes almost 150 pieces—some donated by collectors Jennifer Tilly, Linda Chaiken and Dede Wilsey. Breaking away from the tradition of diamonds arranged in garlands and other organic compositions, Bulgari chose geometry. Each decade stands out: Jeweled flower brooches suspend from springs, causing them to “tremble” and sparkle—that’s the ’50s. Jumbles of bold, candy-colored stones, sensuous snake bracelets paved in enamel—the ’60s. Look for sautoirs, Egyptian motifs, stars and stripes, and ancient coins in heavy gold—now think ’70s. 1980s? Recall the Parentesi collection: architectural bracelets, almost computer-inspired but purportedly shaped after Roman curbs. “They looked to their heritage and came up with something fresh and bold and new,” adds Chapman. The personalities who wore these pieces equally fascinate. In the ’50s, socialites gravitated toward the house. Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. ambassador to Italy, commissioned major emerald pieces, while Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton wore the octagonal Pasha CONTINUED ON PAGE 240 diamond. During
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Launched during this summer’s Paris Haute Couture: The Diva Collection’s latest offers a decadent, modern nod to silver screen sirens of Bulgari’s past. In particular, the colored gems and fan motifs in the fine jewelry celebrate Liz Taylor’s makeup in Cleopatra. One-of-a-kind baubles, a Serpenti-clasped bag and fanciful eyewear also join the Diva mix.
The Diva alligator bag in topazio; Diva High Jewelry earrings in white gold with sapphires and diamonds; Diva High Jewelry Serpenti necklace in white gold with two pear shaped diamonds and pavé diamonds; prices upon request; bulgari.com.
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M The Venice-based artist will embellish the Amtrak train with LED lights that respond to weather and the train’s speed.
averick creative Doug Aitken takes art to the tracks with “Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening.” After approaching Kenneth Anger, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liz Glynn, Alice Waters and others, Aitken has created a kinetic sculpture of sorts: an Amtrak train of artists, musicians and chefs that will make 10 stops around the country. Site-specific art will appear at the various stations, stages and platforms, even a yurt, along the way. Sept. 24, Skyline Drive-In, Barstow; Sept. 26, Union Station, L.A.; Sept. 28, 16th Street Station, Oakland; stationtostation.com.
linked in The Bay Bridge’s major retrofit, which includes an entirely new eastern, self-anchored, suspension bridge (the largest in the world), gets a proper send up this month with a string of performances. baybridgecelebration.com. The cover of Audra McDonald’s “Go Back Home.”
A partnership between CalArts Center for New performance and the Getty Villa, the cutting-edge rendition of Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound takes on a machine Age sensibility. For the al fresco production, designer efren Delgadillo Jr. referenced Leonardo da Vinci, wind tunnels, gears and clock drawings to create the steel wheel from which our doomed hero dangles. Sept. 5-28; getty.edu.
Monterey County Fairgrounds. BELOW Diana Krall.
The set’s human-powered, 23-foot revolving steel wheel. monterey san francisco
the beat Goes On Fresno native Audra McDonald lends her pipes to the kick-off bash of the 2013-2014 San Francisco Symphony season. The honey-throated vocalist will serenade patrons at the annual event with a selection from the American Songbook before the party continues into the night. Sept. 3; sfsymphony.org.
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still in full swing after 56 years, Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuouslyrunning jazz festival in the world includes Diana Krall; Wayne shorter; George benson, bobby mcFerrin; and artist-in-residence tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano. Sept. 20-22; montereyjazz festival.org.
Station to Station: Doug aitken. Monterey Jazz arena: cole thoMpSon; Diana krall: Mark Seliger. auDra McDonalD: autuMn De wilDe
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Up Close & Personal
two siblings looked at their own family roots and produced a documentary for all Californians By ElizABEtH KHUri CHAnDlEr
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Governor Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct is the largest state-built water system in the U.S. Hilary Armstrong, Sascha rice. Brown and president John f. Kennedy during the dedication of the Whiskeytown Dam in redding. Visit patbrown documentary.com for screenings. At the State Capitol: Jerry, Bernice, pat and Kathleen Brown.
tall), and he played an important role in the Civil Rights movement. The documentary also covers difficult bipartisan projects that came to fruition. “It was ‘Mad Men,’” says Armstrong. “Starting at 10 a.m., they would play cards and drink. Republicans and Democrats, playing cards and drinking together—there was a basis for trust and camaraderie.” Balancing anecdotes with meaty Golden State history proved a challenge, and the filmmakers were often surprised by what they learned. Armstrong didn’t know her grandfather knew Martin Luther King. Rice had no idea that he didn’t go to college because he couldn’t afford it, thus continued on pAge 240
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fter the death of their grandfather in 1996, Sascha Rice and Hilary Armstrong spent more than seven years interviewing, producing and fund-raising for the new documentary California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown—to understand who he really was. The story of Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown, Sr. is an American dream tale. Born in San Francisco, the son of a man who owned a gambling room, Brown never attended college but rose to become California Attorney General, and Governor of California from 1959 to 1967. The sisters’ mother, Kathleen Brown, ran unsuccessfully in 1994. Jerry Brown, their uncle, is re-elected to the seat last year. “In my family, a politician is a public servant and someone who dedicated his life to serving— someone who was a leader and willing to be criticized,” says Rice, the award-winning co-writer/director/producer. Rice asked her sister, who co-founded Cow Hollow Preschool and raises funds for various charities, to executive produce the documentary. “When a task is in front of her, she’s unstoppable,” remarks Rice. While Armstrong corralled the Annenberg Foundation, Edison International, PG&E and others, Rice began roping in political touchstones. Former governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis and Pete Wilson; journalist Tom Brokaw; Senator Dianne Feinstein; Representative/Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; and historian Kevin Starr all sat down and shared their thoughts. Brown, after all, was celebrated for laying 1,000 miles of freeways and enacting the California Master Plan for Higher Education, a bill that expanded the Cal State and UC system. He constructed the California Aqueduct (longer than the Empire State Building is
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ithin seconds of meeting Jessica Alba you get the feeling she has been confident and self-motivated since she was small. A self-professed feminist at five, she’s perfectly happy for her husband, film and documentary producer Cash Warren, to have “a man room” in their Beverly Hills home. “C’mon, our house is all women!” she laughs of herself and their daughters Honor, 5, and Haven, 2. Even the dogs, Sid and Bowie, are girls. “I’m much more visionary and creative,” she says of their household dynamic. “Cash is business-minded, logical and pragmatic. He can connect the dots. We really have a ying-yang thing going on.” “The rest is organized chaos,” she says of their Midcentury Modern styled mansion—a shift from their previous home, which was French Polynesian. “The girls have creative spaces where they can be inspired, play and dream,” and she says the family can always be found in the kitchen. “It’s the heart of the house.” Alba, now 32, met Warren nine years ago on set of the Fantastic Four. They have just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary; she says she “happens to have the best husband in the world. Cash bought me a necklace with a wooden ball on it,” she says, starting to draw it in mid-air. “He always gives me gifts according to the year we are together. Five is wood. It was really sweet.” She says the strength of their relationship isn’t about sustaining romance [though he appears to be trying] but rather about communication. “It’s the biggest thing,” she insists. “A relationship takes on a different life completely when you have kids and work. You have to make adult time to reconnect.” Alba thanks her parents for this. Her Mexican father, Mark, and Danish/French mother, Catherine, free the couple up for date nights. “They are very hands-on grandparents,” she says while crediting them with a life-long relationship to emulate: “They have been together since they were 17 and 18—and are still best friends.” Both Alba and Warren are Californians. Her parents still live in Pomona, where she was born. She went to Claremont High School and began acting classes at 12. Clearly headstrong, she left school at 16 and worked her way from small television roles—“The Secret World of Alex Mack” and “Beverly Hills, 90210”—to leads in Flipper and her break-out role in the James Cameron helmed series “Dark Angel.”
Film followed in every genre; from drama (Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me) to comedy (Little Fockers) and action (Spy Kids 4). She is best known, however, as muse to Robert Rodriguez. Their fifth collaboration, Machete Kills, will be released this month. Here, she reprises her role as Special Agent Sartana Rivera. In early 2014, she resurrects exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Rodriguez’s sequel to Sin City. Point being, the director has made Alba both international pin-up and a woman endlessly on People’s Most Beautiful list. Looking from the outside in, one could excuse her for believing her own mythology. To her credit, she doesn’t. Instead, she has used her traction to found The Honest Company with environmental specialist Christopher Gavigan. This eco-savvy online venture sells toxin-free products for the household—everything from dishwasher soap to diapers. She stumbled on the idea when she was pregnant with Honor. “I had an allergic reaction to a baby laundry detergent,” she explains, “and when I did the research, I found out there are toxic chemicals in personal care and cleaning products in the U.S. that are not government-tested. And so, I knew we needed a company that is a toxin-free, transparent, effective and an inexpensive family brand.” To put her ethos to paper, the actress published The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You (Rodale) this past March. “For the book, I wanted to describe realistic, healthy alternatives that anyone can apply. You don’t have to eat all organic. You don’t have to be all yoga, granola, hemp; cream and beige. I’m not that chick. It’s about how to live in a healthy way without being extreme.” A multi-tasking matriarch, she is currently juggling motherhood and sourcing organic lip balm while also shooting flims. The latest is How To Make Love Like An Englishman, in Vancouver. Starring Pierce Brosnan (she laughs of the title, “he knows the answer to that question”), the comedy is about a Cambridge poetry professor re-evaluating his life of Byronic excess. Her other project, dark comedy A.C.O.D., hits theaters this autumn. She and Adam Scott play children of divorce who have unknowingly become subjects of a psychological survey. She loved A.C.O.D. because, she says, “It asks the question: When do you stop blaming your parents and take responsibility for your own actions?” continUed on paGe 240
Ralph Lauren Collection dress. Vhernier necklace, price upon request. OPPOSITE Calvin Klein Collection bandeau, $895, pants, $1,895, and belt, $680. Asprey cuff. MAKEUP Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Mystère, Le Crayon Khol eyeliner in Noir, Le Volume de Chanel mascara in Noir, Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Révélation and Destiny, Rouge Coco Shine in Secret and Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir.
Michael Kors coat, $1,795. Carolina Herrera dress, $5,990. Van Cleef & Arpels ring, $6,050. FASHION EDITOR: ANNINA MISLIN
in fallâ€™s best bohemian prints, model mom angela lindvall finds peace at her topanga canyon sanctuary by christine lennon photographed by randall slavin
Tom Ford top, $1,690, skirt, price upon request, and boots, $6,690. OPPOSITE Roberto Cavalli blazer price upon request, and skirt, $2,695. David Yurman rings (worn throughout, from left), $1,650, $375, and $1,650. Eres bra, $315.
Valentino dress, $5,980. OPPOSITE Vera Wang robe, $1,495, blouse, $750, bra, price upon request, and trousers, $695. Christian Louboutin pumps, $625. David Yurman ring, $2,950.
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owadays, the genetically blessed among us are more likely to talk about their favorite yoga guru and the best green juice in town rather than their latest all-nighter in Paris. Case in point: Angela Lindvall. The 34-year-old Kansas City native and long-time face of DKNY and Victoria’s Secret has helped maintain a nearly 20-year career this way. Before her eldest son, Dakota, 11, was born (her youngest, Sebastian, is 8), she became an eco-activist. And five years ago, she started detoxing with the help of doctors and practitioners, which has literally changed her life. “I learned that we have such a symbiotic relationship with our environment,” she says from her rustic Topanga Canyon home. “What we breathe and eat enters our body and can affect our health in ways that are really surprising. If our bodies are toxic, then we make toxic decisions.” She even started an environmental nonprofit that promoted sustainability among young people. But she worried that wasn’t enough. The problem with acquiring all of this knowledge, whether it’s about heavy-metal toxicity in the blood or climate change, is that it can make people feel powerless. “I have what I like to call environmental anxiety disorder,” laughs Lindvall. “I start to worry that I can’t do enough, that it’s too big of a problem for me to handle. Then I realized I had to start at kind of a micro-level—with myself, my family and friends—and then to open that up and help make meaningful changes for a few people at a time.” Lindvall’s solution was to open her Topanga property, a small farm that she describes as her own “little Utopia,” to guests as a holistic retreat four times a year. Facilitated by Bio Sanctuary and its medical director, Genita M. Mason H.H.P., N.C., biochemist—visitors can partake in a green juice cleanse and gluten-dairy-sugarmeat-free meals, in between yoga, live blood analysis, infrared sauna breaks, life coaching, hiking and other health-promoting activities. “It’s always been my dream to put my roots down in a place like this,” Lindvall says. “It feels like the country, but it’s close to Los Angeles and just a few minutes from the water. Lately, I’ve been running on the beach and jumping in the waves. If I could live like this for the rest of my life, I’d be one happy lady.” Sept. 21-30; 877-285-9266; biosanctuary.com/ malibu-california-biosanctuary. •
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Prada dress, $4,135, cardigan, $710, and belt, $375. Christian Louboutin pumps, $1,295. OPPOSITE Louis Vuitton coat, price upon request, bra, price upon request, and skirt, $1,400. Manolo Blahnik boots, $1,245, Saks Fifth Avenue. MAKEUP Kanebo Sensai Collection Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet foundation in Natural Beige and Mascara 38째C. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in New Suede and Blush in Almond. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant.
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT Young, beautiful and undeniably cool—meet twelve L.A. talents poised to make their mark PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID CAMERON EDITED BY JACQUI GETTY
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Louis W. For A.P.C. jacket, $1,910. Dior Homme shirt, $509. J Brand jeans, $196. Z BERG J Brand blouse, $395, Neiman Marcus. Isabel Marant skirt, $2,255. Manolo Blahnik heels, $645, Saks Fifth Avenue. SAMANTHA RESSLER Jason Wu dress, $1,995, Bergdorf Goodman. Jimmy Choo heels, $1,195. CHARLIE EISNER Burberry London jacket. Salvatore Ferragamo trousers, $1,390. ALEX OLSON Burberry London suit, $1,695. Dior Homme shirt, $590. Marc Jacobs shoes, $695. NATHALIE LOVE Marc Jacobs dress, $4,800. Manolo Blahnik heels, $645. NICKLAS STEWART Marc Jacobs coat, $1,510. A.P.C. sweater, $355. Dior Homme pants, $960.
zoË Bleu sidel • student/actoR • 18 PROJECTS Appeared in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. WHAT’S NEXT Attending Sarah Lawrence College in N.Y. where I will be studying 13th and 14th century literature, theater, poetry and dance. LEGACY My mom [Rosanna Arquette] is an actress and my father [John Sidel] is in the music industry and restaurant business. I grew up between Big Sur and West Hollywood. DREAM JOB Owning my own antiques store. Chanel dress. Wolf fleetWood-Ross • student/actoR • 19 CALLING The musician gene skipped my generation, but I discovered a passion for acting in 10th grade and transferred to LACHSA to concentrate on theater full time. I am currently going to Bard. LEGACY I come from a very musical and eccentric family. Both my grandfather
[Mick Fleetwood] and father [Atticus Ross] are full-time musicians, and my grandmother [Jenny Boyd] and great aunt [Pattie Boyd] were both engrossed in the music scene in the 1960s. THE SPARK When I leave the cinema or gallery with something I didn’t have before, that feeling inspires me. Marc Jacobs suit, $2,225, and sweater, $2,590. opposite page alex olson • PRo sKateBoaRdeR • 27 CURRENT PROJECT Making a Supreme skateboard video. MAGNETISM People who do multiple things. LEGACY My father [Steve] was a pro skateboarder in the late ’70s/early ’80s, was in punk bands—he would try anything that interested him. PASTIMES Skating, playing piano, photography and art. See p.209. PRevIOuS SPReAd, FAR LeFT ness saBan • entRePReneuR • 24 IN THE WORKS I am the manager of a new restaurant group called the Amalur Project. We will be hosting several pop-up restaurants and private dinners throughout L.A. in the coming months (amalurproject.com). LEGACY My mom [Cheryl] is from San diego, and my dad [Haim] was born in egypt, though he and his family left for Israel when he was 12. We still have a lot of family in Israel, and we visit about once a year. DREAM JOB GM of the Los Angeles Lakers. Louis W. For A.P.C. jacket, $1,910. Dior Homme shirt, $509. J Brand jeans, $196.
zoe levin • Student/Actor • 19 WHAT’S NEXT Appearing in Gia Coppola’s upcoming film Palo Alto. I’m in my sophomore year at LMU. HERO Philip Seymour Hoffman—he does it all. LEGACY My parents are both attorneys. I don’t know how I got into acting! Lanvin coat, Barneys New York. opposite page clAudiA levy • Student/Actor • 22 THE FUTURE Playing a supporting lead in Palo Alto. And I’m pursuing a degree in Nutritional Science to be a Registered Dietitian. My dream is to be a successful actress, but it’s always nice to have something to fall back on. LEGACY My dad [Miles] has been a talent manager for over 20 years and is the reason I got into acting. My mom [Leslie] is my best friend, as cliché as that may be. MUST-HAVE Love. Being able to look at someone and feel how much they love you. Just that energy. It’s so real and so pure. HIDDEN TALENT I make the greatest fat face of all time. Dolce & Gabbana dress, $2,995.
samantha ressler • actor • 26 ON A ROLL I’ve been acting since I graduated from Brown. I co-created and starred in a web series called “LadyParts” that you can find on HelloGiggles.com, and I’m working on my first screenplay. WHAT’S NEXT You can catch me in Janusz Kamiński’s upcoming drama American Dream and getting my head crushed in Seth Rogen’s This is the End. LEGACY I’m a bit of an L.A. anomaly because my family isn’t in entertainment. DON’T TELL I secretly recorded a pop single that is a huge hit amongst my friends but will hopefully never see the light of day! Bottega Veneta dress, $2,480. opposite page FleetWooD-ross (See p.211) Louis Vuitton jacket, $2,790. Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt, $34, Macy’s. Marc Jacobs pants.
grace morton • Student • 18 DREAM JOB I would love to write and direct. DOWN TIME I’m just trying to be creative before starting USC Film School this fall. So I’m watching a ton of movies and bringing my camera with me everywhere. LEGACY My dad [Peter] is retired, my brother Harry owns the Pink Taco, and my brother Matthew studies at NYU. HIDDEN TALENT Pee-wee Herman impersonations. Isabel Marant blazer, $745. Vera Wang bodysuit, price upon request. Dior pants, price upon request. zoe Sidel (See p.211) The Row jacket, $3,790, and pants, $790, Neiman Marcus. J Brand blouse, $395, Neiman Marcus. Jennifer Meyer rings, from $275, Barneys New York. opposite page charlie eiSner • dJ • 26 INSPIRATION George Clinton. LEGACY Grew up in Los Angeles in a free-spirited, neo-hippie family. My dad [Eric] was strict, and my mom [Lisa] was a fun-loving free-spirited black teenager trapped in a 50-year-old white woman’s body. Louis Vuitton parka, $4,200. Salvatore Ferragamo trousers, $1,390. Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt, $34, Macy’s.
nathalie love • actor • 27 ABOUT ME I have roles in both Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and a film called Me, written and directed by Susan Traylor and Jefery Levy. I was working for a month this summer filming an independent feature in upstate New York. I’m doing a Sam Shepard play in the fall. And I just started taking singing lessons. DREAM JOB High school cheerleader or country singer...I am obsessed with the show “Nashville.” Salvatore Ferragamo dress, $2,790. opposite page nicklas stewart • artist • 25 PROJECTS At a gallery in Hollywood, I just co-curated and showed with a group of artists from New York and Los Angeles in an exhibition called “Velcro Fly.” And I’m currently researching drive-through safaris. FOR ART’S SAKE Most of my work right now explores modern American folklore in the postnuclear era, the fear or paranoia behind it and the necessity of it. HIDDEN TALENT Fly fishing, strictly dry fly. Louis Vuitton jacket, $2,330, and trousers, $855. Gucci shirt, $380.
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dominik garcÍa-lorido • actor • 30 HEATING UP The second season of “Magic City” just finished airing on Starz and will hopefully return next summer for
Season 3. I recently finished wrapping up the film Heat opposite Jason Statham (Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano and Sofia Vergara are also in it). It is a remake of an ’80s film based off of a novel by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay. LEGACY Born in Miami and raised in L.A., my parents [Andy García and Marivi Lorido] were born in Cuba and came to Miami during the Cuban Revolution when they were kids. They’ve have been married for 31 years, so we’re a very tight-knit family. MAGNETISM Really talented people. Those who are making a difference in the world. Selflessly giving back. Kindness. Hard workers. Vintage Gucci by Tom Ford coat. opposite page z berg • musician • 27 FLYING SOLO I started my old band, The Like, at 15, and after 10 years we took a hiatus, in which time I’ve put out a record with my other band JJAMZ with (Jason from Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes, James from Maroon5, Alex from Phantom Planet, and solo artist Mike Runion). Currently, we’re writing a new record. I am also working on a solo record under my own name and playing solo shows for the first time in my usuallyband-backed-life. LEGACY My father [Tony] is a producer and musician, my mother [Cary] is a pre-school teacher. I grew up surrounded by music and musicians. STRENGTH I’m blessed/plagued with an almost pathological sense of wonder and endless inspiration. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane cape, $1,450, dress, $1,450, and slip. stylist: Jacqui getty. HaiR: NiKKi pRoViDeNce usiNg t3 tools & sacHa JuaN at JeDRoot. MaKeup: Jo stRettel usiNg BoBBi BRoWN at tHe MagNet ageNcy (saBaN, olsoN, FleetWooDRoss, RessleR, eisNeR, steWaRt, loVe, BeRg) aND pati DuBRoFF usiNg pati DuBRoFF peRFect palette FoR tHe Wall gRoup (siDel aND FleetWooD-Ross, leViN, leVy, MoRtoN aND siDel, gaRcÍa-loRiDo). tailoR: susie KouRiNiaN. associate FasHioN eDitoR: aNNiNa MisliN. pRoDuctioN iNteRN: couRtNey ZupaNsKi. see sHoppiNg guiDe FoR MoRe Details, page 240
MARINE LAYERS Tori Praver braves the rugged Northern California coastline in the seasonâ€™s iconic overcoats. Subtle structures, statement hues and natural, luxe materials mark the shape of things to come Photographed by Williams + Hirakawa
Giambattista Valli coat, $3,950, and undercoat, $7,000, Saks Fifth Avenue. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. Illesteva sunglasses, $220. FASHION EDITOR: JESSICA DE RUITER
Bottega Veneta coat, $3,150, and dress, $1,350. Garrett Leight California Optical sunglasses, $340. OPPOSITE Max Mara coat, $3,150, jacket, $995, sweater, $695, and skirt, $750. Christian Louboutin shoes, $1,345. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. Wolford socks, worn throughout, $38.
GOLDEN GIRL by kristina dechter
enice-based model and swimwear designer Tori Praver has taken on her biggest project: sevenmonth-old daughter, Ryan Mahina Fuller. Praver, 26, is simultaneously preparing for swim’s largest tradeshow in Miami, planning her upcoming nuptials to longtime boyfriend, pro-surfer Danny Fuller and caring for their newborn. But, the laid-back Hawaiian beach girl isn’t stressed—instead, she radiates ease and balance. With her tanned athletic legs, thick blond hair and impossibly bright smile, Praver has wholesome, yet sexy looks suggesting a modern-day Christie Brinkley. She was discovered at a Costco in Hawaii when she was 13; by 20, she was posing for Sports Illustrated and was the face of Guess. In 2009, she transitioned from model to swimwear designer; creating an eponymous line of flattering ruched silhouettes. For Resort, she’ll unveil a small capsule of ready-to-wear pieces—“beach coverups that you could wear to dinner,” she says of the maxi skirt, kimono and oversized men’s shirt that make up part of the collection. This October, the couple will wed beneath a tree strewn with leis, on a bluff in the North Shore of Kauai. Though they currently call Venice Beach home, the family eventually plans to return to the island. “You move back after you accomplish what you want to do,” she explains of their timeline, “and we still have a lot going on.” toripraverswimwear.com. •
Lanvin coat, $4,620, and dress, $3,770. Christian Louboutin shoes, $1,345. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. David Yurman rings, from $595. OPPOSITE Dries Van Noten coat, $2,200, sweater, $695, and skirt, $1,330. Brian Atwood boots, $525. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. Illesteva sunglasses, $220.
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Céline coat, $5,700, top, $1,950, and skirt, $950, Barneys New York. David Yurman rings, from $595. OPPOSITE Rochas coat, $3,890, top, $1,250, and pants, $1,830. Illesteva sunglasses, $165. MAKEUP Clé de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation SPF24 in O30. Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate, Intensity One. Avon Mega Effects Mascara. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.
Pamela Skaist-Levy infused some much-needed levity and playful irreverence to her historic Beverly Hills estate By cHriStine Lennon PHotograPHed By LiSa romerein
A thrift store metal sculpture above a mirrored vanity with collaged pictures; vintage Art Deco fabric covers the stool. “I don’t care if it matches,” Pamela Skaist-Levy says. oPPoSIte the designer (in a Skaist-taylor silk dress), seated on a custom table inspired by one in Daisy Fellowes’ Paris apartment; the Baccarat chandelier is from John J. Nelson Antiques on Melrose Place.
was so scared of this house,” says Pamela Skaist-Levy while sitting in the media room of her expansive 1930s home. Built by noted Los Angeles developer Burton E. Green, who also constructed The Beverly Hills Hotel, the estate appears on the local register of historic properties, and occupies a sweeping corner lot bordered by a towering hedge and concealed by a massive gate. Beyond the imposing stone façade, the seven bedrooms and grand public rooms within are every bit a construct of formal scale. “It was so dark and intimidating. There were three layers of curtains on every window. And it was in Beverly Hills.” Its history is as dramatic as the two centauride statues that flank the front entrance. Merv Griffin was a former owner, and it’s said that the proper garden on the north side of the lawn was one of Nancy Reagan’s favorite spots for clipping roses. SkaistLevy, 50, whose long, blond hair has ends expertly dipped in blue dye, is Southern Californian to her very core, but she and the former First Lady don’t exactly share the same tastes. SkaistLevy is one-half of the founding duo behind Juicy Couture and now, Skaist-Taylor. She and Gela Nash-Taylor have been business partners and best friends since they met working at L.A.’s trendy Diane Merrick boutique in the late ’80s. “We were filling in for a friend who happened to be in rehab,” she says, drily. “How’s that for an L.A. story?” Skaist-Levy and Nash-Taylor started Juicy in 1995, and their popular velour tracksuit, replete with its signature logo on the tush, has been credited with putting California casual on the map. Though the brand was acquired in 2003 by Fifth & Pacific, formerly Liz Claiborne, Inc., the friends (who are often spotted wearing matching over-the-knee boots and micro mini-dresses to events) still embody the Juicy legacy. SkaistTaylor, the pair’s newly launched collection of affordable dresses and separates, is a mature incarnation of their style, more grown-up glam than laidback loungewear. The brand represents their personal evolution from fun-loving party girls to successful businesswomen. Skaist-Levy grew up as a “kooky kid” who worshipped surf and skate culture. She found work as a costume designer on small projects and independent films before Juicy. She’s unapologetic about her eccentricities—particularly her love of the ’70s in the San Fernando Valley. “I do. I love the Valley. I loved growing up there,” she says. Her husband, director/producer Jeff Levy, grew up on the other side of the hill. “He’s from Beverly Hills, so buying the house was his idea.” Skaist-Levy agreed to take the risk, realizing that the topography of the lot surrounding the estate was unusual and special. >>
The marble inlay in the foyer is original to the house; cast bronze alligator stool is Claude Lalanne. opposiTe, from Top The original rose garden was a favorite haunt of Nancy reagan. placed in front of french doors leading to the garden is an english Georgian circular library table from Kentshire Galleries, N.Y. skaist-Levy stored the candelabras, among other more ornate antiques, when she lived in a modern house. â€œiâ€™ve spent my life collecting, antiquing, on eBay and finding things on my travels.â€?
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Two Julian Schnabel paintings flank the fireplace; the 1940s sofa is by Maison Jansen, purchased at Amy Perlin antiques in New York; the armchair and ottoman are custom Claremont fabric.
custom chaise and an 18th-century coromandel screen from Bonhams, l.A. in the media room. twenty french chairs from John J. Nelson Antiques surround the dining table. the estate is 1930s Burton e. Green. foyer chandelier from connoisseur Antiques, l.A. chelsea textiles custom bedding. Hot-air balloon images from a French Vogue shoot at the house. opposite, from top peter Dunham. cire trudon candles and a claude lalanne stool. 19th-century oushak rug from Y & B Bolour. the cabin was original to the property. Hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay in the guest bedroom.
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<< “It’s so green here because there’s an underground stream,” she says. “And even though the house was terrifying, I knew the forest would save me.” The greenery to which she refers to is a stand of pine trees at the back of the lot that provides shade and privacy (both luxuries in high demand here). Tucked among those trees is a small cabin with a wide deck. Original to the property, the redwood structure currently serves as the family clubhouse— site of an occasional yoga class and a more than occasional gathering. Its very existence negates the potential stiffness of the main domicile. “They entertain here a lot and the parties are always very elegant, but never formal or stuffy,” says Peter Dunham, the English-born, West Hollywood-based interior designer the Levys hired to help with the decor. “I was talking to Hamish Bowles at Vogue about the house—how intimidated I was by it—and he was the one who told me to call Peter [Dunham]. He knew [Peter] was the only one who would get it,” says SkaistLevy of Dunham’s ability to navigate the two worlds— contemporary and traditional—with equal ease. Dunham, who had considered the property for a previous client before the Levys purchased it, realized the home’s floor plans were stashed beneath his desk when Skaist-Levy called. The two of them masterminded an aesthetic that Dunham has described as Duchess of Windsor-meets-Iron Maiden: ornate and ladylike with an irreverent spin. Skaist-Levy has a strong sense of style, but Dunham’s most critical contribution was his ability to make the sprawling rooms feel more intimate. Before the couple moved in, Levy suggested that they have the interiors painted a clean, uncomplicated white and remove all those heavy curtains in an attempt to “open it up” and make sense of the scale. But even then, a design scheme proved elusive. The family’s previous home, in the Valley of course, was dramatic, modern and not entirely child friendly. The couple’s 12-year-old son, Noah, was four when they decided to move. “I mean, there was a pool under the living room,” laughs Skaist-Levy, explaining, “you could swim from the living room to the kitchen. I’m sure the other parents were a little wary of sending their kids over to play.” And even though Skaist-Levy has an allegiance to Southern California-cool, she also has a not-sosecret girlie side, and has been acquiring antiques and accessories like candelabras and pedigreed vases on Friday afternoon shopping trips with Nash-Taylor. That meshes well with Dunham. “My English side comes out most in my design work in what I call the ‘architecture of furniture,’” he says. “I like the room to have different areas, if continued on page 240
“Peter [Dunham] introduced me to the world of wallpaper,” says Levy. “I always loved the layered look, and I’m always drawn to color and pattern. But it didn’t happen all at once. It evolved over time.” oPPosIte An ivory chair upholstered in Claremont fabric and trim and a reflective screen, both custom; Dunham created discrete seating areas within larger rooms to give the space a sense of “mystery” and to let it “unfold more slowly.”
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my mom grew up with,” she says. “The idea of
“From the beginning, I said no construc-
Ave.; marinabaysands.com. • What used to be
the suburban housewife isn’t mine. We grew
tion,” she says. “I had been there, done that
Central Manpower Base of Singapore, Dempsey
up with MTV, hip-hop. We have tattoos and
too many times. It was too stressful, and just
Hill has now become a destination where you
piercings. Same sex couples are commonplace.
not for me. I just couldn’t do it to such a
can find antiques, crafts, fashion, markets
We have the internet. We know we have to
proper old house.”
and restaurants. Dempsey Rd.; dempseyhill.
bring up our two girls as global citizens.”
Takashimaya Shopping Centre (Chanel’s home base here). Stop by Ladurée for macarons. 391
Marie Antoinette’s favorites). This feat was
Nearly 10 years later, Skaist-Levy has
com. DINE Catalunya is from the creators of
True to her word, Alba takes the kids
adjusted to life in these grand rooms. In a
Spain’s elBulli. 82 Collyer Quay; catalunya.sg.
everywhere, though filming in Vancouver
sense, she’s growing into them. That doesn’t
• Min Jiang specializes in Sichuan and Canton-
means they will miss this year’s European
mean she spends serene evenings wandering
ese dishes. 22 Scotts Rd.; goodwoodparkhotel.
fashion shows. “I will have to covet my favorite
the gardens gathering roses.
com. • Nothing to worry about: Singapore
designers from afar,” she says. “Narciso
“We still throw so many wild parties
prides itself on quality hawker fare (street
Rodriguez, Céline, Versace, Dolce, Kenzo…”
here,” says Levy, “and all of them end with
food). Be sure to try Hainan Chicken Rice, Satay,
her eyes light up. Instead, there is the per-
Jacqui Getty jumping in the pool.” •
Nasi Lemak and my favorite, Chai tow kway. •
manent catwalk in her closet. “The baby put
on my pumps the other day, and I was like,
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‘You are going to break your ankle!’ At
the Cinecittà era, movie star Liz Taylor consid-
long as possible?” she asks.
which she promptly fell over. Aren’t you desperate to keep your kids as kids for as
ered the shop on Via dei Condotti her personal
Whilst Alba’s professional life may be
jewelry box. (“The only Italian word Elizabeth
busy, and whilst she embodies a curious
knows is Bulgari,” Richard Burton famously
combination of glamour in her crusade
said.) Cher and Sharon Stone in the ’70s and
against chemicals, she says her secret is to
’80s have given way to the enigmatic Carla
keep it simple: “We play, we hike, we go to
Bruni Sarkozy, who is the face of the distinc-
the beach, we cook. I can make anything if
tive collection today. “Think of those movie
you give me a recipe. Well, anything apart
stars,” says Chapman. “They’re larger than life:
Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren. They are
Imagine, there she is; the mother in the
certainly not reticent.” Sept. 21-Feb. 17, 2014;
heart of her household, cooking furiously.
415-750-3600; deyoungmuseum.org. •
With a grin she says, “A girlfriend gave me a cheesecloth recently and I was like, ‘Oh no
up cLose & personaL continued from page 190
honey, you’ve got to be kidding me!’ Homemade cheese and almond milk? I have to draw the line somewhere!” •
sharpening his focus for the Master Plan. The sisters initially disagreed about the inclusion of their mother’s unsuccessful gubernatorial
Fancy tHat continued from page 237
campaign—an episode that was trying on the entire family. “As a celebrity, imperfection is
possible. The goal is to create destinations that
expected, but politicians are held to an incred-
pull you in. It lends a sense of mystery as the
ibly high standard,” says Rice. “The loss was
room unfolds more slowly. It can make a big
super-painful.” Ultimately, it made the cut. “It
room more warm and inviting, and can make a
was important for the story.”
smaller room seem bigger.”
The coda to the project, MyCalifornia
Dunham introduced Levy to the world of
Now.com, is a website, curriculum and
wallpaper—hand-painted de Gournay in
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c FasHion basic instincts p.121 ON MODEL Lanvin wool cinched-waist vest, $4,278, net-a-porter.com. Ralph Lauren Blue Label heather gray cashmere sweater, $325, select Ralph Lauren stores; ralphlauren.com. Prada wool twill skirt, $1,315, select Prada stores; prada.com. Hermès swift calfskin bag, $7,350, Hermès, B.H., 310-278-6440. Pomellato rose gold and brown diamond pavé knot ring, $22,900, Pomellato, B.H., 310-858-1300. FROM LEFT Sergio Rossi caged pilotis boots, $995, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H., 310-275-4211. Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane cuff, $395, Saint Laurent, N.Y., 212-980-2970; B.H., 310-271-4110. Alexander Wang snake embossed calf heels, $525, Alexander Wang, N.Y., 212-977-9683. Giorgio Armani bag, price upon request, Giorgio Armani, B.H., 310-271-5555. Jimmy Choo clutch, similar styles available at Jimmy Choo, B.H., 310-860-9045. p.122 ON MODEL Salvatore Ferragamo white patent-leather trench coat, $3,800, select Salvatore Ferragamo stores; ferragamo.com. Fendi white viscose turtleneck bodysuit, $1,700, Fendi, N.Y., 212-759-4646. Prada suede twin pockets bag, $1,895, select Prada stores; prada.com. Marco Bicego yellow gold hand-engraved ring, $1,690, Bloomingdale’s, S.F., 415-856-5300; Century City, 310-772-2100. FROM LEFT Michael Kors clutch, price upon request, michaelkors.com. Proenza Schouler heels, price upon request, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. Lele Sadoughi earrings, $150, lelesadoughi.com. Balenciaga white calfskin small Maillon
round handle bag, $1,745, similar styles available at Elyse Walker, Pacific Palisades, 310-230-8882. Altuzarra optic white patent leather boots, $1,195, altuzarra.com. p.124 ON MODEL Burberry Prorsum oxblood leather python jacket, $2,995, burberry.com. Gucci shiny cowhide skirt, $3,650, select Gucci stores; gucci.com. Reed Krakoff cordovan track satchel bag, $1,190, reedkrakoff.com. FROM LEFT Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci boots, price upon request, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. Roberto Cavalli cuff earrings, $1,020, Roberto Cavalli, B.H., 310-276-6006. Mulberry oxblood trompe l’oeil gloves, $730, Mulberry, S.F., 888-685-6856. Chloé Baylee bag, $34,275, Chloé, N.Y., 212-717-8220. Tabitha Simmons burgundy short point strappy heels, $1,095, tabitha simmons.com. tHe NeW rOYALs p.138 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT Stacy Nolan gold oval sapphire necklace, $3,200, nolanla.com. David Yurman blue sapphire mini pavé pinky ring, $5,200, select David Yurman stores; 310-888-8618. Carla Amorim black gold earrings, $7,000, Frasca Jewelers, P.D., 760-568-5848. Chanel Fine Jewelry white gold, sapphire and diamond ring, $622,000, select Chanel Fine Jewelry stores, 888-550-0005. Jacob & Co. blue sapphire and white diamond bracelet, Westime, B.H., 310-271-0000. Marco Bicego yellow gold and lapis earrings, $6,740, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. Louis Vuitton blue ceramic, white gold and diamond bracelet, price upon request, select Louis Vuitton stores; louisvuitton.com. David Webb yellow gold and platinum, sapphire and diamond ring, $64,000, David Webb, B.H., 310-858-8006.
p.192 Lanvin sleeveless dress, $6,150, Lanvin, B.H., 310-402-0580. p.194 Dior wool Pied-de-Poule bustier, $2,050, select Dior stores; dior.com. p.196 Calvin Klein Collection forest green wool felt wrap back bandeau, $895, forest green wool felt pleated pants, $1,895, and leather roller belt, $680, Calvin Klein Collection, N.Y., 212-292-9000. Asprey yellow gold snake bangle cuff, $23,750, Asprey, B.H., 310-550-0520. p.197 Ralph Lauren Collection black pleated leather evening dress, $12,000, select Ralph Lauren stores; ralphlauren.com. Vhernier white gold disco necklace, price upon request, Vhernier, B.H., 310-273-2444. MAKEUP Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Mystère, $59; Le Crayon Khôl eye pencil in Noir, $28; Le Volume de Chanel mascara in Noir, $30; Le Blush Créme de Chanel in Révélation and Destiny, $38 each; Rouge Coco Shine in Secret, $34; and Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir, $34; chanel.com.
pants, $960, Dior Homme, B.H., 310-247-8003. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, $50, converse.com. p.210 See p.209. p.211 Chanel embellished tweed dress, $21,000, select Chanel stores, 800-550-0005. Marc Jacobs charcoal suit, $2,225, and forest green wavy wool sweater, $2,590, Marc Jacobs, N.Y., 212-343-1490. p.212 Lanvin red silver fox-fur coat, $26,500, Barneys New York, N.Y., 212-833-2200. p.213 Dolce & Gabbana cotton and silk embroidered dress, $2,995, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H., 310-888-8701. p.214 Louis Vuitton navy quilted blouson jacket, $2,790, Louis Vuitton, select Louis Vuitton stores; louvuitton.com. Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt, $34, macys. com. Marc Jacobs wool pants, price upon request, Marc Jacobs, N.Y., 212-343-1490. p.215 Bottega Veneta pearl crepe dress, $2,480, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533. p.216 FROM LEFT, ON MORTON Isabel Marant black Lara blazer, $745, Isabel Marant, L.A., 323-651-1493. Vera Wang charcoal viscose sleeveless bodysuit, price upon request, Vera Wang, N.Y., 212-382-2184. Dior pants, price upon request; dior.com. ON SIDEL The Row black silk jacket, $3,790, and black stretch wool pants, $790, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. J Brand black blouse, $395, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. Jennifer Meyer yellow gold rings, from $275, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. p.217 Louis Vuitton parka, $4,200, select Louis Vuitton stores; louisvuitton.com. Salvatore Ferragamo navy wool trousers, $1,390, select Salvatore Ferragamo stores, 866-337-7242. Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt, $34, macys.com. p.218 Louis Vuitton jacket, $2,330, and trousers, $855, select Louis Vuitton stores; louisvuitton. com. Gucci poplin shirt, $380, Gucci, South Coast Plaza, C.M., 714-540-3233. p.219 Salvatore Ferragamo silk turtleneck dress, $2,790, select Salvatore Ferragamo stores, 866-337-7242. p.220 Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane cape, $5,990, dress, price upon request, and slip dress, $1,450, Saint Laurent, N.Y., 212-980-2970. p.221 Tom Ford for Gucci vintage coat, stylist’s own. MAKEUP Pati Dubroff: Pati Dubroff Perfect Palette Professional Neutral Eye Palette eyeshadow, $17.99; Visionary Eyes Professional Eye Crayons in truffle and rose gold, $16.99/set of 5; Luster Lips Professional Lip Balm Crayons in Rosebloom and Bare Petal, $15, Costco exclusive. Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation, $45, and Joues Contraste powder blush, $43, chanel.com. Jo Strettell: Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish Foundation, $50, and Silky Lip Gloss, $30. Bobbi Brown Blush in Nude Pink and Desert Pink, $26/each, and LongWear Gel Eyeliner (in the lashes), $23, bobbibrown.com. L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lash Mascara, $7.99, Target.
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310-888-8618. p.205 Etro Mixed digital print dress with cut out back, $4,576, Etro, B.H., 310-248-2855. p.206 Prada embellished silk dress, $4,135, Shetland wool knit cardigan, $710, and suede belt, $375, select Prada stores; prada.com. Christian Louboutin textured pointed toe pumps in gray, $1,295, Christian Louboutin, L.A., 310-247-9300. David Yurman ring, see p.200. p.207 Louis Vuitton green Astrakhan coat, price upon request, dark taupe and black lace bra, price upon request, and dark taupe flower print skirt, $1,400, select Louis Vuitton stores, 866-884-8866. Manolo Blahnik boots, $1,245, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211. David Yurman rings, see p.200. MAKEUP Kanebo Sensai Collection Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet foundation in Natural Beige, $50, Bergdorf Goodman; Mascara 38°C, $25, neimanmarcus.com. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in New Suede, $25, Blush in Almond, $26, bobbibrown.com. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $19.50, elizabetharden.com.
mArINe LAYers p.222-p.223 Giambattista Valli wool coat, $3,950, and wool silk undercoat, $7,000, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H., 310-275-4211. Marco Bicego yellow gold earrings, $4,290, Neiman Marcus, S.F., 415-362-3900; B.H., 310-550-5900. Illesteva sunglasses, $220, illesteva.com. p.224 Bottega Veneta soft wool coat, $3,150, and soft washed flannel dress, $1,350, Bottega Veneta, B.H., 310-858-6533. Garrett Leight California Optical tortoise-amber honey green sunglasses, $340, Garrett Leight California Optical, L.A., 323-931-4018. p.225 Max Mara yellow cashmere coat, $3,150, yellow knitted jacket, $995, yellow cashmere sweater, $695, and yellow cashmere skirt, $750, Max Mara, B.H., 310-385-9343. Christian Louboutin Latcho shoes, $1,345, similar styles available at Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. Wolford socks, worn throughout, $38, wolford.com. p.226 Lanvin navy blue long coat, $4,620, and black evening dress, $3,770, Lanvin, B.H., 310-402-0580. Christian Louboutin Latcho shoes, $1,345. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. David Yurman gold rings, from $595, select David Yurman stores, 310-888-8618. p.227 Dries Van Noten black Reno coat, $2,200, Anthra Tinus sweater, $695, and ecru Sanaa skirt, $1,330, similar styles available at Opening Ceremony, L.A., 310-652-1120. Brian Atwood black/walnut boots, $525, Brian Atwood, N.Y., 212-415-4739. Marco Bicego earrings, $4,290. Illesteva sunglasses, $220, illesteva.com. p.228 Céline coat, $5,700, top, $1,950, and skirt, $950, Barneys New York, B.H., 310-276-4400. David Yurman rings, from $595. p.229 Rochas camel coat, $3,890, silk top, $1,250, and silk pants, $1,830, rochas.com. Illesteva light purple Leonard sunglasses, $165, illesteva.com. MAKEUP Clé de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24 in O30, $120, Neiman Marcus. Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate, Intensity One, $75, Bergdorf Goodman. Avon Mega Effects Mascara, $10, avon.com. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy, $34, chanel.com. •
p.208-209 FROM LEFT, NESS SABAN Louis W. For A.P.C. bomber jacket, $1,910, A.P.C., N.Y., 212-755-2523. Dior Homme black button-up shirt, $509, select Dior Homme stores, diorhomme.com. J Brand indigo raw Tyler jeans, $196, jbrandjeans.com. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers, $50, converse.com. Z BERG J Brand black blouse, $395, Neiman Marcus, B.H., 310-550-5900. Isabel Marant loop skirt, $2,255, Isabel Marant, L.A., 323-651-1493. Manolo Blahnik BB strap heels, $645, saksfifthavenue.com. SAMANTHA RESSLER Jason Wu white peplum dress, $1,995, Bergdorf Goodman, 212-872-8708. Jimmy Choo off-white and black pony-hair heels, $1,195, select Jimmy Choo stores; jimmychoo.com. CHARLIE EISNER Burberry London gray tweed jacket, price upon request, burberry. com. Salvatore Ferragamo navy wool pleated trousers, $1,390, select Salvatore Ferragamo stores; 866-337-7242. Sneakers, Eisner’s own. ALEX OLSON Burberry London black wool Sandhurst suit, $1,695, burberry.com. Dior Homme white button-down shirt, $590, Dior Homme, B.H., 310-247-8003. Marc Jacobs derby shoes, $695, Marc Jacobs, N.Y., 212-343-1490. NATHALIE LOVE Marc Jacobs black fishnet sequin crewneck dress, $4,800, Marc Jacobs, N.Y., 212-343-1490. Manolo Blahnik BB strap heels, $645, saksfifthavenue.com. Rings, Love’s own. NICKLAS STEWART Marc Jacobs coat, $1,510, Marc Jacobs, N.Y., 212-343-1490. A.P.C. crewneck fantasy sweater, $355, A.P.C., N.Y., 212-755-2523. Dior Homme black narrow
p.198 Michael Kors charcoal oversized double breasted coat, $1,795, select Michael Kors stores, 866-709-5677. Carolina Herrera hand painted dahlia gown with black sequin detail dress, $5,990, Carolina Herrera, L.A., 323-782-9090. Van Cleef & Arpels five rows Perlee ring in rose gold, $6,050, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H., 310-276-1161. p.200 Roberto Cavalli black and gold printed blazer price upon request, and black and gold printed mini skirt, $2,695. Eres silk satin bra with lace detail in Vermeil, $315, select Eres stores; eresparis.com. David Yurman Midnight Melange X ring with diamonds $1,650, large Cordelia ring, $375, black onyx Labyrinth ring, $1,650, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.201 Tom Ford black drapery silk georgette wrap top with satin detail, $1,690, multicolor pop art embroidery on suede skirt with goat arrow details, price upon request, and black pop flower embroidered suede open toe thigh high boots, $6,690, Tom Ford, B.H., 310-270-9440. David Yurman rings see p.200. p.202 Valentino tapestry guipure long sleeve dress with white collar, $5,980, Valentino, B.H., 310-247-0103. David Yurman rings, see p.200. p.203 Vera Wang floral robe, $1,495, floral blouse, $750, floral bra, price upon request, and floral trousers, $695, Vera Wang, L.A., 323-602-0174. Christian Louboutin black pointed toe So Kate pumps, $625, Christian Louboutin, L.A., 310-247-9300. David Yurman small Sculpted Cable ring, $2,950, David Yurman, B.H., 310-888-8618. p.204 Oscar de la Renta navy velvet gown, $12,990, Oscar de la Renta, L.A., 323-653-0200. David Yurman Carved Cable ring in black onyx $1,450, David Yurman, B.H.,
COrreCtIONs may 2013: C What’s Hot, p.38, Bill Griffin and James Corcoran were incorrectly referred to as Bill Corcoran and James Griffin. C Fashion, p.56, it was incorrectly stated that Maison Kitsune is based in Japan. The company is based in Paris. C Outside, p.80, it was incorrectly stated the Tower Garden® by Juice Plus+® was developed by Montecito Urban Farms. california.towergarden.com. summer 2013: C What’s Hot “Road Trip,” p.42, it was incorrectly stated that Santa Barbara Magazine’s Executive Editor Gina Tolleson was formerly Miss Universe. She was formerly Miss World. On p.44, the photograph of the Malibu Lumber Yard was misidentified as the Malibu Country Mart, and misidentified the stores therein. C Menu, p.108, Rori’s Artisanal Creamery and the Santa Barbara Public Market open this fall. C Weddings, Fall 2013: C What’s Hot, p.32, the gown credited as Alvina is by Alvina Valenta. jlmcouture.com/alvina-valenta. On p.36, Vera Wang Love rings are available at verawang.com.
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shirley maclaine and edith head, april 4, 1959 in 1924, edith head responded to a newspaper ad for a sketch designer at paramount pictures. the 26-year-old san bernardino native borrowed a friendâ€™s portfolio, got the job and worked for the studio for 43 years as a costume designer (until moving to Universal with her frequent collaborator alfred hitchcock in 1967). two days before the 1959 academy awards, first-time nominee shirley maclaine (Some Came Running) met with head for a final fitting. her custom gown had a long, molded bodice, a full bell skirt of unpressed pleats in espresso-brown duchess satin with matching pumps. maclaine lost to susan hayward and would have to wait another 25 years before winning her only Oscar (Terms of Endearment). head, on the other hand, took home eight academy awards over the course of her careerâ€”more than any other woman to date.
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