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shines in summer’s hautest colors

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valentino resort Pierpaolo Piccioli’s super-sporty take on this maison known for its romantic commitment to serious dressing felt especially novel. Vintage-y tracksuits, floral anoraks, and zippered dresses abounded, but so did the lacy, feminine frocks that we all know and love. By PAIGE REDDINGER

The tracksuits were made from four panels of hammered silk.

piccioli’s starting points? ellis island and the theme of immigration.

the show was held at the beekman hotel in downtown nyc.


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on the shoe front, he offered glammedup shower shoes and flip-flops.

Piccioli collaborated with zandra rhodes on this lipstick print.


gucci cruise Guccification is in full effect. Alessandro Michele’s sensory overload was a rich mélange of references spanning eras throughout almost four centuries—from the castles of England to the streets of Harlem! By PAIGE REDDINGER

First seen at Prada, Ostrich feather hoods have become a mane attraction.

Dakota Johnson Jared Leto

Grace Johnson

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queen elizabeth for the 21st century! Renaissance attire got a modern makeover.

Cutesy Guccy! Michele riffed the brand name throughout the show.

This Puffsleeve jacket was a highlight, but it sent social media into a frenzy over its likeness to a dapper dan creation.

Alessandro Borghi

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A crystalencrusted leisure ensemble and Meshach taylor eyewear‌ what’s not to love? SoKo

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Maye Musk Di Mondo and Eric Javits


Gigi Hadid

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Giovanni Morelli, creative director, Stuart Weitzman

You’re the best-dressed person here! Thank you! I’m wearing Rosie Assoulin. It’s all made with Swarovski crystals. I’m very flattered to be a part of the Swarovski family. You’re a dietician. What’s the best way to achieve a great beach bod? Eat more vegetables! Seriously, if you fill up on your eight to 10 fruits and vegetables a day, you won’t have that much more room for fat and fried foods. What food do you cheat with? Ugh, desserts! But I won’t order them.

the cfda awards

The fash-noscenti descended on the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom to toast the industry’s brightest talents. Top designer honors went to Raf Simons, Monse, and Stuart Vevers, while additional awards went to Demna Gvasalia, Kenneth Cole, Rick Owens, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Janelle Monáe, and others.


“I’m not one to wear a lot of color, but I’m so excited about how bright and easy this is.” —BELLA HADID, wearing Off-White


Raf Simons Pat McGrath

Elsa Hosk

Sarah Sophie Flicker Karen Elson

Brit Marling

Adwoa Aboah

Zhenya Katava

Nicole Miller


total lovefest! Gloria Steinem

Who are you wearing tonight? Michael Kors. We’ve known each other from the past—back when I was reporting on Today, the producers were alarmed by my wardrobe, and they sent me to Michael Kors. His pieces are elegant, comfortable, and durable. And he’s just such a nice guy! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

Janelle Monáe

Cecile Richards

Thoughts on the political focus of the 2017 CFDA Awards? It’s so exciting for Planned Parenthood, since we’ve been on the frontline of delivering health care to women, particularly in this really difficult political time. It was amazing to have these women who you read about in magazines say they’re going to put their personal political capital behind Planned Parenthood and women’s rights.

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With Gloria Steinem

With Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood


Henrietta Tiefenthaler

it’s officially rosé season! The evening’s primary indulgence came courtesy of kim crawford, which brought an ample supply of its delicious new pink wine. consider it our new summer go-to!

Natalie Joos


Fashion’s finest raised their glasses at Jimmy at the James to toast another season of The Daily Summer. Top mods, hot bods, and Lady Bunny mixed and mingled as the sun set over Manhattan. And don’t worry—not a single soul fell into the pool!

Johannes Huebl

Grace Atwood Lady Bunny

By sydney sadick Photographed by ryan liU and dia dipasupil

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With Lady Bunny

Kendall Reynolds


Who are you wearing tonight? Garo Sparo. He does a lot of stuff for Amanda Lepore, Dita Von Teese, and a lot of burlesque performers. But don’t worry, I’m not taking anything off! How long does it take you to get ready? Such light makeup? Five minutes. [Laughs] The other drag queens laugh at me because my makeup has stayed the same over the years. I’ve seen too many photographs this year where I’m like, “Oh! Maroon lipstick!” and then I see myself and think, “Oh! A grim snapping turtle!” The music is on point tonight. Thanks, I’m playing “Telepathy,” by Christina Aguilera right now. The original was by Nile Rodgers. Honey, who’s going to make music like Nile’s in the next 30 years? What else is on your summer playlist? “Disco Chick,” by Kiki Kyte. It has the best of old-school, but with newschool production. I play it every time I DJ. It gets the party going! And remember, these are troubled times, and we’ve got to seek out joy. And that doesn’t mean don’t get involved. Please do get involved!

Ebonee Davis

“Love bug, as per my boyfriend!”


What’s your nickname?

“My preferred pronouns are Slutty and Sugar Kiss!” —Lady Bunny “My nickname when I lived in Germany was Jockle, but that doesn’t really translate well into English.”—Johannes Huebl “DJ Bucks! My friend Carolyn started calling me that because I was playing music with our friends.”—Sophie Elgort “Rome, because everyone always mixes up Romeo with romance!”—Romeo Hunte “I have a lot of nicknames…my most well-known nickname is Milly, but I have Mills and Millford, too.”—Michelle Smith “Zigzag—everyone calls me that because no one knows how to pronounce my last name correctly.”—Joey Zauzig

—Paige Reifler, on her nickname

Paige Reifler

Sophie Sumner

COVER CHAT! With Paige Reifler

What’s it like being at a party celebrating your cover? Humbling, for sure! How do you think the story came out? It was so much fun to shoot. The team was amazing. We shot in Little Havana, Miami, which is the closest I’ve gotten to going to Cuba. Hopefully Cuba is on my list of places to visit this summer or next year. What’s your life slogan? “Lady power,” because we all need to band together in this time. And girls rule, baby!

Michelle Smith


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LIFEWTR, Kim Crawford Wines, Peroni, Zico, and Moroccanoil, which provided the fabulous gift bag!

So happy to have you here hosting with us! Amazing—what a beautiful night! It finally feels like summer! What kind of a host are you? Probably the hostess with the mostest, for sure. Are you a Lady Bunny fan? Yes! I miss New York City in the early ’90s. She was always a fixture of the party. Love her! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


Coldest June on record! While we’re not exactly breaking out our Mara Hoffman bikinis, at least we can get some extra mileage from our MONCLER. If you see a fabulous down parka on Egypt Beach, make sure you say hello! • If your skin is suffering from all this seasonal confusion, Cayli Cavaco Reck to the rescue. Her Knockout Beauty store has returned to 2400 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. In addition to carrying luxe products, it will also offer facials, dermaplaning, eyebrow services, and more. • When you’re fully beautified, pop by Eberjey, now selling lingerie and swimwear at 53C Jobs Lane in Southampton. • And! American Express card members, mark your calendars for July 1: New reservations at EMP SUMMER HOUSE will be available.

We’re loving the new Funboy x Donald Robertson mermaid and mermaid tail bobber floats. So much better than the overdone swan, non?

SPIN CYCLE! With SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith

SHOP ALERT Reformation is one of the best-selling brands in the contemporary space, and now, founder Yael Aflalo is bringing her signature vintage vibe to East Hampton with the Ref Beach House, located at 45 Main Street. Look for those adorable dresses, as well as bikinis, straw bags, and linens.

heard! “Hugs are better than photos.”—Justin Bieber, as quoted in Page Six. The Canadian crooner spent part of MDW at a local vineyard, where he allegedly drank rosé and then granted fans some friendly squeezes.

When at Tenet, check out the epic cigar band rings from Foundrae. Each one incorporates mystical symbols to represent concepts like protection, strength, and karma.

What’s the premise of your new book, Two Turns From Zero? It’s a life guide. It’s really for that person who’s looking to get that extra “oomph” out of life, something to elevate themselves. Once you’ve gained success in your life, you have to maintain it. We can turn our lives around at any time. Are you open about your addiction in the book? Yeah. I write about drug addiction, surviving a suicide, surviving a divorce from my parents when I was really young, being gay as a teen.… I’ve been a successful cycling instructor for 22 years, and everybody puts me on a pedestal. I want everyone to understand that I went through hell, and I want to help others get through their personal hells. You’re very physical. What was it like to spend so much time writing? I love it—I have a column in Time. I got two A’s in school: PE and English. How was your math? Horrible, absolutely horrible. I’m glad I can count to eight!


The funnyman is performing at Guild Hall’s benefit on July 1. He’s no Seth Meyers, but tickets are still available. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


sunday fun day!

with Milly’s Michelle Smith

“As much as I love to lay on the beach on a hot summer day, a girl’s gotta earn her rosé calories! I’m hard-pressed to think of a better Sunday Fun Day than surf lessons and beach bummin’ at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk. It’s known for its refreshing lack of attitude, and the super long surf break makes this beach ideal for newbies and veteran longboarders alike. Here’s my Ditch Plains Surfing Safari cheat sheet: THE LESSONS: Look no further than Corey’s Wave, which was founded by expert surfer Corey Serese. His team is known for their passion for teaching, as well as their deep love of the ocean and surfing. Instructors will advise you on best surf times based upon your skill level, and they’re also great at teaching kids. They’re all excellent surfers, great teachers, and total hotties, so essentially, you can’t go wrong, but some popular instructors include John, Chris, Tom, Pat and Eric…not to mention Corey himself! THE GEAR: Kristin, Corey Wave’s Total Beach Babe In Residence, will set you up with your lesson and provide you with all the gear you need, such as wetsuits, water socks, and yes, surfboards. POST-SURFING: Lay out on the beach and chill! You’re going to be completely exhausted after your lesson. I’m not kidding! Paddling out against the waves is a cardio workout unlike any other. So afterward, just rest, soak up some rays, and enjoy the unique Ditch Plains vibes.

BEACH EATS: The Ditch Witch food truck is the bomb. Order the black bean burrito with extra cheese and wash MEANWHILE, it down with a signature Wicked IN REAL ESTATE Half Half—half iced tea, half NEWS… lemonade. Dick Cavett, one of our favorite

people to see having dinner at Harvest on a sleepy Saturday night in the off-season, has listed his Montauk estate with Douglas Elliman for a fully wild $62 million. Tick Hall, as it’s called, is one of the original Seven Sisters collection of homes built by architect Stanford White. It features 6,000 square feet of living space, and 19 oceanfront acres.

AND THEN: Stay on the beach into the evening and enjoy the Montauk sunset, listen to the bongo and guitar music filling the air, and then cozy up to that bonfire down the way. Manhattan can wait.”

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Food Brandusa Niro

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What Is your fave summer binge?


The Squeezery, which has opened in the former D’Canela space, specializes in the kind of healthy organic fare that will (sort of ) counteract the effects of excess rosé. The café is sourcing ingredients from Amber Waves, Balsam, and Bhumi farms. Pro tip: Try the Liquid Lunch smoothie, made with cacao, banana, and almond butter. 195 Main Street, Amagansett


We know, we know—you rely on Golden Pear for your iced coffees and pricey wrap sandwiches. Next time, though, we beg you to try something off of Tracy Anderson’s smoothie menu, created just for the cafe’s locations on the East End. The frosty treats will address all your pressing needs—pre/post workout nutrition, detoxification, and weight loss. Enjoy with abandon!

favorite mid-june noshes!

Philippe Delgrange


Owner Philippe Delgrange dishes on his first Hamptons outpost. Why Sag Harbor? I have looked at spaces in the Hamptons for years, but when this space became available, I couldn’t say no. This is the most beautiful location in the Hamptons, in my opinion. It’s much larger than the NYC location. We did a complete gut renovation, so it’s brand-new, airy, and beautiful. What’s the vibe? Le Bilboquet has always been about joie de vivre. The enchanting setting on the harbor will add to that feeling of bien-être. What kinds of dishes will you be serving? All our signatures, including the Cajun chicken, tuna tartare, steak tartare, and Dover sole. We’ll also offer a Crudo Bar and fresh local fish of the day, in addition to fresh seafood and shellfish platters with local oysters, lobsters, shrimp, and more. How will you incorporate local products? We’re working with local fisherman and farms. There is a plethora of wonderful local products to celebrate! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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Mint chocolate chip gelato with a spread of butter cookies at Sant Ambroeus in Southampton.

Mark Tevis Publisher

Executive Sales Director Stephen Savage Account Manager “I like to kick off summer by Cristina Graham drinking 17 bottles Director of Marketing of rosé and then & Special Events having a four-day hangover and Alex Dickerson swearing I’ll never Digital Director drink it again. That Daniel Chivu sentiment usually lasts until August.”

Publishing Manager Carey Cassidy Manufacturing Operations Michael Esposito, Amy Taylor

“I eat cantaloupe until my hands turn orange.”

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The pea and prosciutto salad at Nick & Toni’s— preferably enjoyed with a Mexican Firing Squad cocktail. Night Owl Sourdough, the divine made-inMontauk bread that has blessedly returned to the Springs Farmers Market.


Laura Donnelly’s food writing in The East Hampton Star is full of so many witty quips, bons mots, and droll observations that we’re tempted to call her the East End’s answer to Ruth Reichl. Can you guess which of these gems are real and which are faux?

The crab salad sandwich (served in a pita pocket) on the specials menu at Bostwick’s. Make it a regular, please!

“First of all, I have to admit that certain German words bring out the inner child in me, and “Cookies that inner child is akin are so good to Beavis and Buttthey have their Head.” own monster.”

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On the cover: Shanina Shaik wears a Salvatore Ferragamo dress and Altuzarra earrings. Photography by Giorgio Niro. Styling by Rebecca Dennett. Makeup by Paola Orlando for Maybelline New York. Hair by Steve Hoeppner for Moroccanoil.

“I love this place because it is huge, the carpeting is sad, and the cookbook and local lore sections are worth browsing for hours.”

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ANSWER: They’re all real!

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Carissa’s Breads lovers, rejoice—the talented baker Carissa Waechter has opened her own bakery off Newtown Lane in East Hampton. In addition to her loaves, which are made from local starters and cultures, she’s selling pies, cakes, pastries, and jams. • A new Mykonos-inspired restaurant Calissa (that’s not a typo!) has signed a long-term lease in the Water Mill space most famously occupied by Trata. Its managing partner, James Mallios, is bestknown for Il Cantinori and Periyali in Manhattan. • Harbor East is opening on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton and will be serving up farm-to-table fare—and dancing, of course. • Lulu Kitchen & Bar, a new project from the owners of Duryea’s Lobster Deck and Arbor in Montauk, has opened in Sag Harbor as a year-round destination. Chef Philippe Corbet is making magic happen with a wood-fired oven and grill. Daily pal Marc Rozic reports: “The ‘local catch’ salads are amazing—they go to local farms every day and create daily salads based on what’s available. My friend GOLDEN says the eggs and ratatouille is MOMENT! phenomenal.” Thanks, Marc!

Deputy Editor Eddie Roche Executive Editor “Crab, crab, Ashley Baker and more crab! Managing Editor All the crab! Tangie Silva Hard shells! Soft shells! Design Director “Margaritas with Crab cakes! Jill Serra Wilde chips and fresh Crab dip! I’ve guac!” even had crab Fashion Editor chips!” Paige Reddinger Senior Editor Kristen Heinzinger Associate Editor Sydney Sadick Art Director Magdalena Long Contributing Photographer Giorgio Niro Contributing Copy Editor Joseph Manghise Imaging Specialists RJ Hamilton, George Maier Contributing Researcher Harrison Turner



Party Perfectly Elegant seaside event planning from casual clambakes to swanky soirées


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dÉcorTrends JONATHAN ADLER pink and gold agate coasters, $125,

Bjarni Sigurdsson Ash Cloud pink ceramics, $38–$40,

thayer coggin + milo baughman Drop-in chair, $2,995, MODERNICA Case Study fiberglass shell chair, $375,

AERIN large blush modern shagreen decorative box, $525,

EAMEs Elephant designed by Charles and Ray Eames, produced by Vitra, $330,

BEND GOODS Lucy wire chair, $540,


Looking to add a little romance to your life (and abode)? Hunt down an elegant chaise, geometric rug, or beautiful objet in an unexpected shade of pink.

ABC CARPET & HOME Uzbekistan wool flat-weave kilim, $6,000,

UNLIMITED EARTH CARE pink flamingo garden sculpture, $1,500, Unlimited Earth Care Concept Store, 2249 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton NOUVEL STUDIO Apollo tumbler, $30,

ABC CARPET & HOME Tender Rose candleholders, $95 each,

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LA vie en rose

MOSER blush heart sculpture, $2,095,




beautyMusts mOROCCANOIL Fleur de Rose Conditioner, $26, La Carezza, 43-45 Windmill Ln., Southampton (631) 283-7683

CHANEL Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Lilas d’Or, $36,

Bara Podzimkova at Chanel’s Spring 2017 RTW show

marc jacobs beauty Brow Wow Defining Pencil in Ash Brown, $25,

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givenchy Le Prisme Superstellar Intense & Radiant Eyeshadow, $63,

BEAUTY trend

pop rocks

Romance with an edge! Pair a super rosy flush with a bright lip, and finish with a touch of iridescent shadow. Chic, modern, and easy to execute!

hampton sun Lip Gelée SPF 30, $22,


MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lipstick in Fiery Fuchsia, $8.29, CVS, 38 Pantigo Ln., East Hampton, (631) 324-8587

NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm, $30, Blue Mercury, 67 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 342-0330


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CANDY Accessories so sweet, you won’t regret indulging.

Photography by GREGORY REID STYLED BY CHRISTOPHER STONE FASHION EDITOR PAIGE REDDINGER STUART WEITZMAN Walkaway sandal in geranium pink, $398,; NO. 21 knot satin clutch, $415, FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

Series 2.1 Women in Art

Art by Adrienne Gaither

©2017 LIFEWTR and THIRST INSPIRATION are trademarks.

Introducing LIFEWTR Series 2. We exist to advance and showcase the sources of creation and creativity.


PRADA plex ribbon leather shoulder bags, $2,280 each, FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

Series 2.2 Women in Art

Art by Lynnie Z.

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Inspiration on the outside. Hydration on the inside.


CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Decoltish 100 suede pumps, $675,; CHANEL Gabrielle small hobo bag, $3,200, FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

Series 2.3 Women in Art

Art by Trudy Benson

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Now that summer is in full swing, everything should be seen through rosĂŠ-colored glasses! BY paige reddinger

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emiLio pucci spring 2017


aurÉlie bidermann Merco shell and yellow gold necklace in Grenadine, $520,

MILLY Camilla floral appliqué top, $450, loewe Paula’s Ibiza T Pouch clutch bag, $750, valentino suede sandals, $1,175, Valentino, 693 Fifth Ave., NYC, (212) 355-5811

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sophie hulme Sidney glittered suede clutch, $850,

STAUD Corso satin top, $175,

LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Poppy high-rise bikini, $390,

ISABEL MARANT Étoile Flovera straight-leg cropped jeans, $250, Isabel Marant spring 2017

Bottega Veneta spring 2017 Prada feathertrimmed silk-georgette midi skirt, $1,390,

Gucci plissé lamé mini dress, $1,490,

milma mini tote bag in blush, $395,

karen walker Babou cat-eye acetate and silver-tone mirrored sunglasses, $220,

schutz Miriam platform sandals, $200,

The elder statesman Dégradé cashmere sweater, $1,315,


blue crush

Oh, baby! Soft blue is the coolest hue to create an easy, breezy summer look. BY paige reddinger

Milly spring 2017

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Elie Saab Spring 2017


Roxana Salehoun waist-bow swimsuit, $229,

PB 0110 leather crossbody bag, $505,

Natasha zinko waterfall-hem cottonpoplin top, $354, shourouk Mambo tassel earrings, $239,

MIU MIU spring 2017

peter pilotto lace-trimmed crop top, $720,

Opening ceremony Cody asymmetric striped cotton-blend poplin and jersey dress, $295, self-portrait Cut-out guipure lace and broderie anglaise dress, $510,

miu miu Swarovski crystal and featherembellished slides, $970,

HVN Maria heart-print dress, $864,

Balenciaga striped cady slip dress, $1,395,

valentino Tango patent-leather pumps, $845, Valentino, 693 Fifth Ave., NYC, (212) 355-5811

tina craig for gianfranco lotti Otto medium striped shoulder bag, $2,185,

thierry Lasry Wavvvy cat-eye acetate sunglasses, $580,

ZIMMERMANN Winsome circle-lace shorts, $488, 27 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, (631) 604-6291



emilia wickstead spring 2017

with envy

The time has arrived to get your wardrobe in mint condition. Try these fresh finds from Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, and more! BY paige reddinger

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milly spring 2017


maurizio pintaldi emerald and yellow gold necklace, $24,908,

fendi Peekaboo mini-satchel, $3,150,

rosie assoulin crocheted crop top, $1,295, sies marjan fall 2017

AurÉlie bidermann emeralds Chivor ring, $1,629,

le sireneuse positano Acanto print cotton kaftan, $192,

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie slide sandals, $385,

miu miu round-frame sunglasses, $289,

mara hoffman bikini, $240, loewe hammock bag in seafoam, $2,450,

raey zip-pocket silk trousers, $410,

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rosantica by michela panero Faggio quartz and feather earrings, $205,

antonello tedde Capriccioli cotton tote $570,

delpozo fringed sleeveless shirt, $2,050,

acne studios Adriana TurnUp leather sneakers in misty jade, $430,

Dolce & Gabbana corded cotton-blend lace dress, $2,395,


SUMMER How does the fashion set relax and rejuvenate? By seeking out some of the most fascinating destinations under the sun, of course. BY PAIGE REDDINGER AND SYDNEY SADICK PHOTOGRAPHY BY GILLES BENSIMON



euro stars

From teatime in London to noshing on pasta in Positano, Nicky Hilton Rothschild can appreciate a deliciously fabulous European escape. This summer, she’ll have a new travel companion—her adorable daughter, Lily! BY SYDNEY SADICK


“we really relax. we don’t leave the house much.”


Where did you spend your summers as a child? The Malibu Colony, a gated community with a bunch of houses in Malibu. I grew up in L.A., so that was the equivalent of the Hamptons. Everyone was friends with everybody, so we’d hop around and hang out. What would you do there? My sister [Paris] and I would have bake sales every weekend in the driveway. We’d ride our bikes and go to the beach…we did fun stuff. Tom Hanks was one of our neighbors. That was cool. What are you nostalgic for from those summers in Malibu? Biking around with my friends and going to the movie theater. We’d always go to the Häagen-Dazs for ice cream and play at the arcade. When did you start going to the Hamptons? When we were teenagers. I love the Hamptons. We go all the time. I actually go year-round—I love it in the off-season, too. Last year, when I had my baby, once I got everything together, I spent the entire summer out in Southampton with her [Lily] and my husband [James Rothschild]. It was so nice being out of the city. We’d give her baths on the porch! How do you spend your weekends out there now? We start the weekend at the supermarket, go to the farmstands to load up on delicious food, and we barbecue at home and cook all weekend and sit at the pool and read. We really relax. We don’t leave the house much. This summer, we spent Memorial Day weekend out there with my parents before we start traveling. Where else do you travel to over the summer? I’m going to London in June—I’ve been going there almost every summer since I was a little girl. A lot of my husband’s family members haven’t met the baby yet, so we’ll spend time with my in-laws and see them. I love London so much that I decided to have my wedding there. June is such a lovely time to be there—the weather is great, Wimbledon is happening…there’s so much going on. Where do you stay in London? Now that I’m married we’ll probably stay with my husband’s family, but I usually stay at Claridge’s—it’s my favorite. It’s old-fashioned and in a great location. I’ve been staying there since I was a little girl. What are your favorite things to do in London? As a kid, I’d go to Trafalgar Square and feed the birds.

“I adore Italy. Italian food is my weakness.” “I’m going to london in june—i’ve been going there almost every summer since i was a little girl.”



My sister and I would do that for hours. London has some of the most incredible museums, like the Natural History Museum, the Tate Modern, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It’s really cool that many of the museums there are free. Where do you like to eat? What I love about London is how old-school it is. I love Wiltons. It’s been around since like the 1700s. They have the most delicious food, and they serve you right off the trolley. La Petite Maison is very good, too. I also love the food court at Harrods. They have a little bit of everything, from dim sum to sushi to amazing desserts. What’s one of your most recent discoveries in London? The children’s stores. Europe has the most insanely beautiful clothing for children. I’m obsessed with all the European designers. I love Marie-Chantal. She did the dresses for my flower girls at my wedding. She has such beautiful things for children—classic and timeless designs. Some of these designers today with the little kids wearing motorcycle jackets and leather pants is…I don’t know. I like to see a child dressed like a child! Have you traveled internationally with your daughter yet? I have not! But I took her to L.A. for Christmas. She’s 10 months now. How has motherhood changed the way you travel? I don’t travel that much anymore. I really don’t like to get on a plane unless I have to. How much of a planner are you when you travel? I’m pretty meticulous. I bring one of those massive

1. Did someone say ice cream? Nicky poses before ordering a frozen treat. 2. Here comes the sun! Nicky takes a dip in the pool at her Hamptons abode. 3. Positano views? Nicky


approves. 4. London calling! 5. Fresh produce abounds at local Hamptons farmstands. 6. Deliciousness at a Positano restaurant.

suitcases that’s basically the size of me. The baby gets a big one, too. What’s your No. 1 pet peeve about flying? The germs! I bring my own pillow and blanket, and I take Airborne. What’s your go-to summer look? A boho dress with ballet flats or gladiator sandals. Where else are you off to this summer? We’ve rented a house in Positano for a week. I was there last summer and the summer before that. My husband and I fell in love with it, so we wanted to come back and bring the baby. I adore Italy. Italian food is my weakness. I’m really looking forward to eating a lot of delicious pasta! What else do you like about it there? I find it to be very family-oriented. And I love all the beautiful ceramics made by local artisans! I end up buying so many bowls and handmade glasses for my kitchen. What’s your favorite way to unwind these days? I’m a homebody, and my husband is an excellent chef. He loves cooking an elaborate meal and having friends come over, and we sit by the fireplace with some nice wine. Where’s next on your bucket list to visit? Thailand! I’ve seen so many photos and have admired it from afar. The beaches look so beautiful. ß





BARBADOS OR BUST “Nothing has evolved, which is kind of beautiful.”

BY SYDNEY SADICK When did you first experience Barbados? My grandparents moved there when I was 7, and I’ve gone every summer since. My mom moved there fulltime when I was 17, so now I go visit her three times a year. It’s my favorite place in the world. What are some of your fondest memories? My cousin and I are only one year apart [in age], so we would spend a lot of time together. We had synchronized-swimming competitions in the pool, and we’d explore the island, looking for different types of food. The island has incredible Asian culture. That’s one of the things I love so much about it—it doesn’t feel so American. It feels rather British. I’d always steal my grandfather’s golf cart and drive illegally into town. Look at you! Right? I’d take the golf cart to a store that rented bootleg movies—it was like a dollar a week. Although you kind of imagine that you’d want to go to the beach all the time, my cousin and I would binge on horror films. I also got married in St. James four years ago, so that’s definitely a fond memory, too. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

MAGIC MOMENTS (Clockwise from top left) Taylor with her husband, Michel Pratte; catching some waves; in Elie Saab at her wedding at Barbados’ Sandy Lane resort; as a child in Barbados; poolside views.

the best one I’ve ever had. Cin Cin by the Sea is a new restaurant that feels Miami-ish—it’s classy and chic. The Tides is my family’s favorite place. It’s homey and not too trendy. There’s also Fish Pot, where you can watch lobsters swimming around, and then moments later they’re on your plate. If you love seafood, you’ll be totally immersed. Some nights, we’ll eat at home. My mom makes amazing pies, which is probably the opposite of what you want to eat in the heat. What’s the nightlife like? It’s awesome. People go surfing and chill out during the day, but at night, it really comes alive. There are a lot of outdoor bars. On Second Street, you can hear all types of music—reggae, country, classic piano—and hop from bar to bar. My favorite cocktail is the green apple martini at Daphne’s, a Balinese restaurant that started in London. Do you ever run into other New Yorkers? There are a lot of people from London, Toronto, and New York who go there. Chelsea Leyland goes there all the time. I never knew that until we both put two and two together. It’s fun sharing that conversation of our favorite places. We see each other there often. Are you big into reading? Yes, but I don’t ever have time to read when I’m there—I’m always paddleboarding and surfing. I just started Joan Didion’s new book, South and West. I’m only 20 pages in…if I can get through one or two books a summer, I feel really proud. I like catching up on movies. What are your favorite summer films? Can’t Hardly Wait, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, even though that’s kind of a Christmas movie! ß


For Tanya Taylor, St. James, Barbados, isn’t just a sweet escape. The New York–based designer considers it a second home, and has been a regular on the island since she was 7 years old. Let her show you around!

Has your husband caught the Barbados bug? He has! He’s a big golfer and loves the beach. When you love a place so much and you try to introduce someone in your life to it, at first they’re hesitant because they’re like, “This isn’t where I grew up,” but now he loves it more than I do. He wants to be there all the time. During the day, we do separate activities, and then meet up at night. How has St. James changed over the years? It really hasn’t; I think that’s what I love about it. There are no big hotels; everything is more boutique. There’s an outdoor mall that opened in the past couple of years that has fancier stores, but it also has local fashion. The grocery store hasn’t changed! Nothing has evolved, which is kind of beautiful. There’s a lot of islands you go to these days and you feel like you’re in an American city. I like going there because you automatically feel like you’re somewhere unique and distinctive. What do you wear on the island? It’s pretty relaxed. In the daytime you’re wearing whatever goes over a swimsuit, so beachy, easy, colorful pieces, and sandals. It’s really hot, so a sun hat is necessary! At night, people really do get dressed up. Is your brand available in St. James? There’s a store called Gatsby, which is the nicest luxury boutique. They sell us, as well as brands like Self-Portrait and Etro. St. James isn’t really a shopping place, though—you go and buy pottery or get hot sauce and spices! Where are your favorite places to eat? The burger at the Sandy Lane Country Club is


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BY paige reddinger

4 What was it like to summer in Sydney? We were always at the beach! My favorite memories are of riding my bike there with my sister, and not leaving until the sun would go down. I live in New York now, and being able to start and end the day with a swim in the ocean is one of the things I miss the most about living in Australia. Tell us your insider vacation spots! Hyams Beach on the South Coast of New South Wales has some of the whitest sand in the world, and it’s still relatively untouched. It’s close to the Booderee National Park, which is an unspoiled area of beaches and native bushland. Lord Howe Island is also one of our best-kept secrets, with its amazing beaches and forests. The island is a national park and wildlife sanctuary, so the land is protected against new development. Where are you traveling these days? I’m making the most of living closer to Europe and South America and traveling as much as I can. I’m looking forward to exploring more of the Southern part of the United States over the next year, and I’m planning a few short trips to Arizona and Texas. Recently, I’ve had a few short breaks with friends upstate in Germantown and Cold Spring. Is there an Aussie equivalent of the Hamptons? Not exactly, however, Palm Beach is only a few hours north of Sydney, where you can escape the city for the weekend. There are beautiful beaches and amazing homes that overlook the area. Byron Bay is only a couple of hours from Sydney and has a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, which I love. Has any vacation directly inspired a collection? I don’t think a single destination has influenced the FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

“I’m making the most of living closer to europe and south america.”

collection, however, it’s the discoveries made on vacation that have often had an influence. Most recently, many of the textiles and braided leather belts that I found in the markets of Marrakech found their way into our Fall ’17 collection. Visiting Naoshima in Japan was pretty incredible, too—it’s an island filled with contemporary art and site-specific sculpture. The way each of the works had been integrated within the landscape and architecture left a lasting impression on me. Most of the buildings designed by [Japanese architect] Tadao Ando created a powerful contrast between the stark concrete structures and the stillness and natural beauty of this serene Japanese fishermen’s island. Which destination is still on your bucket list? Trekking the Himalayas, sooner rather than later! Who do you bring with you when you travel? With my job, I spend a lot of time traveling with my team, which is always so much fun. I love traveling with friends, but my schedule is fairly inflexible, so if no one is available, I am happy to travel alone. I find so much inspiration when I am traveling alone and love the luxury of going at my own pace.

1. Lee’s best-kept destination secret: Lord Howe Island, a national park and wildlife sanctuary off the east coast of Australia. 2. The souks of Marrakech, Morocco. 3. Dion Lee in Marrakech. 4. “The Sky Over Nine Columns,” a sculpture by Heinz Mack, at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.


What do you bring with you? Music is a big part of traveling for me—old favorites include Kate Bush and Malcolm McLaren, and most recently, Sampha, Jordan Raf, and Men I Trust. I also bring a notepad and my iPad pro, for sketching and e-mails. Favorite souvenir? I always find myself buying local artisan housewares. I purchased a Berber rug when I visited the souks of Marrakech last year; it was one of the first pieces that I decorated my loft with. I also find books, new and used. They are the most impractical things for a traveler to buy, however, there’s always the fear that you will never be able to find them again. What do you like to cook in the summer? I don’t eat meat, so my specialty in summer is grilled fish and a selection of fresh salads with a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean influence. Tell us your craziest travel story. I’m a very spontaneous traveler, and I like to have the freedom and flexibility to change up my itinerary until the last minute. Last September, I was in Capri with a few friends and we were all scheduled to go our separate ways the following day. Over dinner— and quite a few drinks—we decided to book flights to Morocco for the following day, as we had never been before. We woke up, packed our bags, and the following night, we were in a riad in Marrakech! ß


Aussie designer Dion Lee has been making waves Down Under since he founded his eponymous label in 2009. After some time in London, he moved his show to NYC, and last September, he finally hopped the pond to make the Big Apple his official residence. Lee fills us in on trying to take on all the continents.


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What prompted your move to New York? The U.S. was and is our main market, but it’s very demanding. People want things the next day, or they want to be serviced, so I really needed to be local. And personally, I needed a new challenge. I have way too much energy for Paris, so I moved here in late 2013. I didn’t start over completely, but almost! I had to rebuild everything—the office, the team—but it was really exciting. Why did you feel New York was better suited to your personality? I’m a very different person in French and English. I’m open and fun in English, and I’m really the opposite in French. [Laughs] I felt it was time to prioritize the life of fun Thierry as opposed to cold and distant Parisian Thierry. [Laughs] It’s working so far. Speaking of fun, how did you find your joie de vivre during summers in France as a child? We went to Tunisia and Morocco, because they are both close to France. They are both great summer destinations, and they are really nice in winter, too. During my teenage years, we went to the South of France, close to Montpellier, for a longer vacation in August. For prolonged weekends, we would go to St. Tropez or Cannes. But I have some family in the United States, so I started coming here and exploring a bit. Where do you spend your summers these days? I’ve been spending most of my summers in L.A. for about 10 years now. I have the most friends there,


Thierry Lasry has been a pioneer in the realm of chic, ultra-luxe eyewear. When his covetable frames became the obsessions of New York–based editors and buyers passing through Paris, Lasry decided it was time to take himself and the business to the Big Apple—and thus began a coast-to-coast love affair with the States. BY PAIGE REDDINGER


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probably more than I have in New York. People always ask me, “Can you really relax there?” I do find a lot of peace there. Artistically, I’ve collaborated with so many people in L.A., like Kelly Wearstler, the tattoo artist Dr. Woo, eyewear designer Garrett Leight…and I have another one coming out in a few months. My personality is a mix of L.A., New York, and Paris—I don’t think I belong to just one city. Do you drive when you’re in L.A.? Of course! I pretty much gave up driving when I moved to New York. In Paris, I drove a really fun car that I customized. It kind of looked like the Batmobile—it was a matte gray, but before matte became a thing. It was really special. Now, every time I go to L.A., I rent a Ford Mustang convertible. I love driving on the Pacific Coast Highway. Where do you stay in L.A.? At the London in West Hollywood. I’ve been staying there for more than 10 years. I always request the same room. It’s complicated—they can’t really guarantee it, but I have this special room that has a really nice veranda and when you’re right in the middle of the bed, you can see this giant palm tree. I just want to see this big palm tree from the middle of my bed. Sorry, but I can’t tell you the room number. Only one time they didn’t have it available for me! What are your favorite restaurants in L.A.? You can eat so well in L.A., and there are always new restaurants. I have a list! I’m obsessed with Matsuhisa—they have this fruit saki sampling; if you go, you really have to try it. I also love Gjelina, Zinqué, Malibu Farm, and Eveleigh. The butterscotch pot de crème with salted caramel at Gjelina is my favorite dessert in the world. In New York, I love Hearth, Fedora, Momoya, I Sodi, and Sant Ambroeus Soho.

Favorite stores? To be honest, especially since I’ve moved to New York, I’ve slowly stopped shopping in stores. I shop online for almost everything. I also have difficulties controlling myself while shopping, so carrying everything back can be a pain. [Laughs] Any other escapes? Miami. I usually leave New York at 7 a.m., and I’m on the beach by 11. I stay at the Miami Beach Edition hotel. We’re working with them, actually—selling inside the hotel. The Miami location is the most peaceful place, and the service is incredible. All the food is from Jean-Georges, even on the beach. I’m totally obsessed. Everyone’s like, “Don’t you want try something else?” [Laughs] I would also like to go to Santa Fe, and I’ve never been to Napa Valley, Aspen, or New Orleans. I’d also like to visit Memphis and Nashville. Do you get off the beach at all when you’re in Miami? I have to admit it’s a lot of the beach. I read a lot and really relax. We’re doing a project with The Alchemist, which will come up in the summer so I sometimes mix business with pleasure, which I’m pretty good at doing. [Laughs] Do you go back to Europe often? When I moved here, it was complicated, because I was doing a two-year joint venture with Fendi so I had to go to Rome every couple of months and I go 5

“I’ve been spending MOST of my summers in L.a. for about 10 years now. I have the most friends there, probably more than i have in New York.”

1. Thierry Lasry poolside at The London West Hollywood. 2. Lasry’s favorite sashimi and fruit sake tasting from Matsuhisa. 3. A smoothie from Malibu Farm, one of Lasry’s favorite Los Angeles restaurants. 4. The pool area at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel. 5. L. A. scenery in Venice Beach.

to Paris four or five times a year, too. So on top of that, I had to be in Rome three or four times a year. Now I spend about two months all combined in Paris every year. Do you still keep a place in Paris? No, I’m done. It was so much maintenance in the end. Mentally, I also decided to move on for a fresh start in New York. I don’t have a single French friend in New York, just Americans. I like to embrace the culture. But when I’m in Paris, I always rent a place in SaintGermain. I lived in Saint-Germain, we opened a store there…that’s my area, my little bubble. Where in Paris did you grow up? In the 15th arrondissement—kind of random, I have to say. I moved to Saint-Germain, and fell in love. I had an apartment that was right across from Le Bon Marché and all my windows were exactly level with the letters of the store’s sign. Recommendations in Paris? From Saint-Germain, you can walk to the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, to the Pont des Arts, which is so clichéd, but it’s romantic. It’s great just to walk around and observe people. There are a lot of cute restaurants and places in the city that just opened. There’s one called Marcello on the rue Mabillon, and it’s the best destination for brunch. Paris is really starting to incorporate some of the healthier cuisine that we have here, like avocado toast and all the juices. And there are more and more menus dedicated to brunch. There’s this place called Huguette in Saint-Germain where you feel like you’re in Normandy—it’s really, really cute, and they have a lot of fresh seafood. There is another place called Le Bar des Prés from my friend Cyril Lignac. It’s FrenchAsian cuisine. It’s sushi, reinterpreted, and it’s really, really good. Backing up, how did you get into the eyewear business? My father was an optician, and my mother was a designer. They were the first ones to reintroduce the clip-on sunglass frames in Paris in the ’80s. They were successful, but in the mid-’80s, you didn’t export all over the world. In 2000, I was ready to start working, and I have issues with authority. I was like, “I can reinvent all this! I had been in business school and I had trained to be an optician, so I know everything related to the eyes.” What was your first step? In the first couple months, we began rebranding and then slowly redesigning. It went really well for a couple of years, but it was only opticals at the time. In 2004 or 2005, I started to do a few showpieces with Swarovski crystals for our window displays, and somebody told me that I should show them at the Premiere Classe trade show. There were few trade shows in those years, and this one was the most prestigious. But they didn’t really understand why an optician wanted to get into fashion. Was it successful? After three seasons, I had met all the U.S. press and buyers, and I was being contacted by various fashion brands and asked to design for them. That’s when I knew it was going to work. I had the right product and I had the access. People were looking for something a little more authentic, so I decided to launch a new line under my own name. Have you ever been to the Hamptons? Funnily enough, never. I’m not a big group person, and I feel like the Hamptons can be about big groups. And I’m still new to New York. I’m not at the level of frustration where a lot of New Yorkers feel like, “I need to escape!” ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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globe trotter California native Alithia SpuriZampetti spends much of her time in Paris, where she designs three collections a season for French label Paule Ka. But whenever possible, she escapes to the idyllic wilds of the Greek isles, coastal retreats in Portugal and Turkey, and the far-flung cities of Asia. BY PAIGE REDDINGER



What is your favorite memory of summer as a child? I was born in San Diego, and every summer my family would travel by car or by boat along the coast of Baja California. In those days, this region was totally wild and there was no tourist infrastructure; you could spot dolphins in the sea, swim in clear blue water with multicolored fish, and find shells of various types on the beach. It was heaven. My fondest memories are of playing with my sister by the enormous ocean

waves on the beautiful shore of Cabo San Lucas and eating fresh seafood with my father on the beach. When you were younger, where did you dream of vacationing? Have you made it there yet? When I was a teenager, I always dreamed of going to Japan, because I loved Mangas. I made it there only last summer, and it was one of the most enriching trips I have ever experienced. Have your travels inspired your collections? My trip to Japan inspired my entire S/S 17 collection. The colorful sculptures from Niki de St. Phalle, emerging from an uncontaminated wild green site on the island of Naoshima, were the inspiration for the setting of the show, where color-soaked garments were suspended in a magical forest. The purity of the Ryue Nishizawa open gallery in the island of Teshima resulted in the white tailoring looks that opened the show. And finally, the floating Torii of the island of Miyajima inspired the setting of the S/S 17 advertising campaign, where we re-created a Japanese summer dream: a stylized bamboo forest reflected into water at sunrise with the photographer Miles Aldridge. What is the most unforgettable vacation you have taken? I’ve greatly enjoyed discovering deserted beaches with my Greek designer friend, Angelos Bratis. He knows all the Greek islands by heart, and with him, I have discovered the most remote islands that have yet to be invaded by tourism and that are still


1. Alithia Spuri-Zampetti 2. Paule Ka’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection. 3. The marble flower mosaic at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. 4. Spuri-Zampetti on the Greek island of Koufonissi. 5. Spuri-Zampetti picking fabrics in Rajasthan. 6. Paule Ka’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

spuri-zampetti: Jean-Baptiste Mondino; all others courtesy


flourishing with wild agriculture. A true dream! We lived for two weeks like we were still in Ancient Greece—white beaches, rural accommodation, simple food…it was only us and the gods. What destination is on your bucket list? Madagascar. What is your preferred method of R&R? I’m not a fan of the beach only type of vacation—I get bored after a few days. I prefer moving from place to place, mixing sightseeing with relaxation. I target an area of interest, and then I move around it. For example, I recently did a road-trip around Portugal: Porto, Lisbon, and Sintra for the cultural side; and then the Algarve region to discover the seaside. I did the same when I visited the Turkish coast by boat; it’s great to swim in a different bay each day and to visit the cities—and the restaurants!—in the evenings. Have you been to the Hamptons? If so, what did you think? I’ve never been to the Hamptons, but I would love to, especially after watching the TV series Revenge! Are there any French equivalents to the Hamptons? Yes, Honfleur and Trouville. What are considered to be the chicest French escapes by locals? The Côte-d’Azur is definitely one of the chicest coasts in France—Nice, Cannes, and St. Tropez are the most


popular destinations for the international jet set. Parisians, though, prefer the Île-de-Ré or Cap Ferret on the Atlantic sea. Which one is a well-kept secret? On the Brittany French coast, there is a small village called Cancale. On the seaside of this village, there is an “oyster park” along the beach. This means that you can sunbathe while eating fresh oysters and tasting artisanal beers from the region. Who do you bring with you when you travel? My boyfriend, Filippo. What do you bring? I bring cotton clothes, like shirtdresses and caftans, for the beach and the heat, and pants and jackets with a lot of pockets for sightseeing. I don’t like carrying bags or heavy suitcases when I travel. I select the necessary essentials at departure— sandals, bathing suit, sunglasses, a good book, and camera—and buy the rest on the spot. What do you like to cook in the summer? My favorite summer dish is pasta alla checca, a cold pasta dish prepared with fresh tomato, basil, and cubes of mozzarella, with a bit of garlic olive oil. Any crazy travel adventures you care to share? When I was younger, my family took me on a road trip in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The trip started in Ulaanbaatar, where we found an abandoned kitten. We adore cats and didn’t want to leave it on the street, so we decided to take it with us on the trip. It

was so unexpected to travel with a kitten—it would sleep on my lap when the car was moving, and it would chase the scary insects that populated our tents at night! It was a unique holiday that I will never forget. At the end of the trip we left the kitten with Ana, our lovely guide. What are some of your favorite discoveries on your travels? I am particularly in love with Asia. Some of my best discoveries are the vintage kimonos at the market in Kyoto, the painted havelis in Rajasthan, and the flower mosaics of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Favorite souvenir? A jar of pink sand from the pink beach in Sardinia. If you could travel the world with someone, who would it be? A travel journalist who reviews hotels, so I would experience and enjoy all that the best hotels can offer around the world! Who would you invite to your summer house? My ballet instructor. I would love to practice ballet when my mind is completely free. How do you unwind after Fashion Week? Looking at pictures of remote places on Google probably! Unfortunately, there is no time for me to have a break between seasons because we produce three collections each season, but I look forward to the summer holiday. ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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Whether she’s walking down the runway for Victoria’s Secret or rocking Azzedine Alaïa in these very pages, IMG model Shanina Shaik has become the queen of versatility. No wonder Hollywood is calling with her big-screen debut in this month’s The Mummy. The Australian beauty tells The Daily Summer how she’s shaking up the world. BY EDDIE ROCHE

What were your summers like growing up in Australia? I was always going to the beach, because it’s so hot. The great thing about the summer was that the sun wouldn’t go down until around 8:30 or 9 at night. The beaches would be so packed that you couldn’t move. Getting fish and chips on the beach was always a treat. I have a huge fear of sharks and don’t really go into the water now, but as a kid, I had no fear, so I’d swim far out. What brought you to the States? When I was 17, I decided to go on a reality show, Make Me a Supermodel, which was my mom’s idea. Unfortunately, my look in Australia wasn’t very accepted, and it was really hard for me to book jobs. If I won on the show, I’d get a contract in New York City with [agency] New York Models. I was very shy, even more so than I am now. I ended up as the runner-up which was devastating, but when the show stopped airing, I got a [modeling] contract in New York City. My plan was to go for three months. What was that like? I had never seen snow in my life! I remember arriving at the models’ apartment: No one was there, and I was super scared. The next day I went straight to castings, and I booked my first job…for a lot of money! I took that as a sign. By the time I was 18, I was living in my own apartment! After about two and a half years with the agency, I decided that I wanted to transition and do more high-fashion work. A lot of people were telling me that they didn’t see me doing high fashion or that I couldn’t because I was “too sexy.” How did you overcome that? I moved to another agency to work with Stephen Lee, who had worked with Miranda Kerr for the longest time. He took me under his wing. My body also changed—the baby fat went away from my face. Then, when I was 20, I booked Victoria’s Secret. My first show in Paris was Chanel, and then I walked for Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, and Oscar de la Renta.

What has the VS relationship meant to you? Any girl in the industry knows that if you book Victoria’s Secret, it will change your career. It’s a great family, and the show is like no other! They really push the girls to show personality and to smile. Do you get nervous walking? Always, but I have an adrenaline rush when I’m about to do the show. What questions do you get asked most backstage? I get asked about my workout regime all the time. Journalists ask wellness questions about my skincare routine and the products I’m using. It’s rare to be asked about my hobbies! The best questions backstage are the ones that are funny and quirky. While we’re on the topic…what’s your workout? I like to work out five or six times a week. I never miss out on more than three days. I do yoga and Pilates, and for cardio I like cycling. What about skincare? I’ve been moisturizing since I was very young. My nanna has great skin, and I always used to see her putting on moisturizer. I use Manuka honey, and it has a healing agent. At night, I cleanse, tone, and use moisturizer. Maybe eye cream every now and then. I get facials once a month. Where do you go for facials? I’m bicoastal, so I go to Skin Thesis in Los Angeles, where I get the runway facial, which uses a warm laser. They cleanse and tone your skin, and put oxygen on it as well. Why are you bicoastal? My fiancé [Gregory Andrews, also known as DJ Ruckus] is based in L.A. I’m based in New York, but in the long-term, I see myself moving there. Now, we go back and forth. When I first started dating Ruckus, I never really had jobs there, but now jobs keeping coming up on the West Coast. I also have a great group of girlfriends there.

When are you getting married? Soon! [Laughs] We’re still in the planning stages, but it’s on a beach, which I’m really excited about. My dress will be custom-made. What are your other passions? I’ve been acting, and I really enjoy it. I just finished a short film, and I have a small part in The Mummy, which is out now. I’ve been working with an acting coach, and I’ve gotten good feedback. I definitely want to do more movies. Did you work with Tom Cruise? No, but I met him and he’s a really, really nice guy. We understand you consider yourself shy… I’m super shy! I can be very quiet—I’m observant. People might think I’m a bitch, but I’m not—I’m taking it all in. How do you deal with your shyness on sets? It’s kind of like having an alter ego—you do what you have to do. On the runway, you just become a character, and when you are off, you’re yourself again. You become what the client or designer wants, and I want to create a beautiful picture.

Do you have any model besties? Jasmine Tookes has been my bestie for the longest time. Lais Ribeiro, Nadine Leopold, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver—they’re some of my closest friends. What are your plans this summer? I want to travel a lot. I’ll be in the Hamptons— I think my fiancé is going to play at Surf Lodge. I love the Hamptons; it’s a great getaway from the concrete jungle. I’m also planning to go to Greece, and heading to Burning Man with Jasmine. I’m always on a plane! What’s next? I’m at a place in my life where I’m transitioning. People are asking me when I’m having a family, which is so weird! I’ve come to that point in my life? Wow! I plan to do that soon. Before I’m 30. I let Ruckus know! ß




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Even the most iconic accessories purveyors require an occasional update, and now, Salvatore Ferragamo has enlisted Paul Andrew to take its footwear collection into an entirely new direction. Meet the creative director that the fashion world is buzzing about! BY PAIGE REDDINGER How did you first dip your toes into shoe design? Fashion was always my first interest, and my career path became clear quite early in life. Growing up, I enjoyed architecture and art, and in high school my favorite class was design technology. I loved the idea of designing something that could enhance a person’s life, and then being able to create it using modern technological advances. When it came time to choose a field of study for university, fashion footwear design seemed like the perfect amalgamation of all my interests. I actually set out to study ready-to-wear design, but a professor noticed I had a specific talent for shoes and urged me to cultivate that craft. The aspect of designing footwear that I love so much is how a woman’s demeanor, posture, and attitude can be changed due to her shoes. Sliding on a sexy heel alters the way she walks, carries herself, and positions her body; shoes have an FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

incredible power to shape a woman’s presence. Who has influenced your love of design? My father was the Queen’s upholsterer at Windsor Castle, and being surrounded by luxurious textiles and artisan craftsmanship was an enormous influence. Even as a young child I would save my pocket money in order to buy fashion magazines. Before launching my eponymous collection, I worked for 15 years behind the scenes for several fashion luminaries. I enjoyed working with them all for different reasons: Alexander McQueen for his boundless creativity, Narciso Rodriguez for his clean, sexy aesthetic, Calvin Klein for his unwavering commitment to minimalistic design—specifically, with Donna Karan, where I was the head of design for shoes and accessories for 10 years, I was pushed to think about comfort and the needs and desires of a real woman.

You started your eponymous label only four years ago. What did you think when Ferragamo came calling? Of course, I was incredibly honored. I have always felt that the Ferragamo house is so unique, not only because of its storied past and a design heritage, which is still very much relevant today, but it’s also unique in today’s industry landscape of mega fashion conglomerates that operate long inventories of brands. What I like is the balance of a world-class brand, with world-class appeal, and a house that remains still very true and close to its roots. What were they looking for? Essentially, they were looking for a fresh perspective and careful thought. I am not responsible for, nor do I want to reconceptualize, the entire house in one sweep. The business and client base are too significant to do that. I am taking it step by step. Bringing in new ideas for product, presentation, the assortment, the marketing, the store experience, and hopefully shining new light on the inherent brilliance of the brand. What do you think women are looking for in footwear today? The multifaceted woman of 2017 needs a multifaceted shoe. She needs something that can

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carry her through the day, and night, with ease. It’s imperative that function coexists with form. What were your goals when you first sat down to design? My ultimate goal is to maintain Ferragamo’s relationship with its loyal clientele, but simultaneously introduce the brand to a new and younger generation. I’m introducing a broader range of product functions, a fresh color palette, and innovative materials that will hopefully resonate to a younger woman. Tell us about the new materials you are introducing. When Salvatore was developing footwear in the ’20s and ’30s, he was utilizing cutting-edge technologies and innovation coupled with materials made by master craftsmen. I embraced our similar passion and stayed true to the brand’s genuine harmony of high-tech and artisanship. We’re sending shoes to car factories to be galvanized with special metals, reimagining lightweight knit fabrics and making them in flyknit factories, and triple dying suede leathers to enhance their brilliance. High-tech meets high-craft meets high-touch has become my overarching design principle to take the brand forward. What did you learn when you began to dig through the archives? It’s impossible to understand the breadth of Ferragamo until you see the outstanding archives. One of my favorite styles from the collection is an updated version of the “F” wedge—a heel that Salvatore originally created in the 1940s. I have also updated the signature Varina ballerina flat by using technical nylon webbing instead of traditional silk grosgrain ribbon: a nod to my high-tech, high-craft concept. Ferragamo has had ties to Hollywood since the early 20th century. Which stars would you love to see wearing your shoes? As with my namesake brand, I’ve been fortunate to have organic support from Hollywood, including

“My ultimate goal is to maintain ferragamo’s relationship with its loyal clientele, but simultaneously introduce the brand to a new and younger generation.” the likes of Jessica Chastain, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Allison Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, and Amal Clooney, among others. My hope is that my Ferragamo designs will strike the same chord with Hollywood’s leading ladies. Do you think about the shoes each season in terms of the collection or are they designed separately? For me, it’s essential to think of a season collectively when sitting down to design. Of course, there will be distinguishing details and certain highlights on specific styles, but the idea is to have a cohesive collection when the process is done.

How closely do you work with womenswear design director Fulvio Rigoni? Fulvio and I have a great relationship built on mutual respect and admiration for each other’s individual expertise. He and I speak often. What do you think of Florence? It’s undoubtedly beautiful and is essentially now my second home. My time in Florence is admittedly predominantly work, so I don’t find myself with a tremendous amount of idle time. But if I am fortunate enough to have a free afternoon, I love to visit the Uffizi museum and wander among the Bronzino and Botticelli paintings. If I happen to be there over the weekend, I try to take advantage and enjoy the Tuscan countryside. I’m very fond of Siena, and always look forward to spending time at Castel Monastero, an 11th-century monastery and village that’s been restored into the most picturesque hotel resort. How often do you have to travel to Italy? I now split my time between NYC and Florence. I am there about two weeks a month. Preferred airline? I’m now a Diamond Medallion Delta flier—I take the same flight so often that the crew and pilot know me! Favorite pasta? I actually don’t eat pasta! I really try my best to stick with grilled fish and vegetables, which sounds so boring…but in Italy, no food is boring; everything is tastier. Favorite wine? Sauvignon Collio Russiz Superiore. When you finally have a chance to unwind, where do you like to escape? If I find myself with a spare weekend between my travels to and from Italy, I retreat to my country house in Litchfield County, Connecticut. It’s an incredibly serene environment, and the rolling landscape reminds me of where I grew up in England. ß

fresh FOOT forward Paul Andrew’s debut collection for Ferragamo for Pre-Fall 2017 just landed in stores! Below are a taste of the brand’s new offerings, which include bright sandals, statement heels, and an update on Ferragamo’s iconic “F” wedge.

Black and gold leather platforms, $895

black and gold leather sandal, $760

flower heel sandal in Cypress Tree, $560

fringe and rose metallic heels in multi-color, $625

gancio heels in black suede, $960

flower heel sandal in Astro, $560

black and gold leather pumps, $660

flower heel sandal in Indian Yellow, $560

“f” wedge heels in pink velvet, $795


retailReport BEACH BABES, UNITE! Caroline Trentini is among the brand’s faces.

haute water It’s time to say hola to a swimwear brand that’s making its Hamptons debut! Água de Coco is the Brazilian empire of designer Liana Thomaz, who’s about to turn up the sexy quotient on the East End with her first international location: a pop-up shop in East Hampton. BY SYDNEY SADICK Liana Thomaz

How did you land in the swimwear business? Ever since I was young, I knew that I would not be the kind of woman who would financially depend on my father or my husband, so I’ve always fought to have my independence. My first contact with fashion was when I was 17 years old. At that time, I used to go out with my friends searching for swimwear that had quality for a good price. My friends and I were always at the beach, and due to that, I was able to understand the needs of women. I started to travel often from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro by bus—a one-way trip takes three days— pregnant with my first son, to find new models and bring them to Fortaleza. From there, I started to create my own designs. How has the brand evolved? In the beginning, I had a commercial model—I was focused on sales, but I slowly started adding personality to the brand, creating a unique style. I started with just one seamstress and one sewing machine, but I always sought to have a product with unquestionable quality. This is how Água de Coco became the success that it is now. How do you describe your design aesthetic? I do a lot of research! I’m always looking for new

Swim’S UP From graphic one-pieces to bikinis with luxe leather details, Água de Coco’s swimsuits are guaranteed to spice up your beachwear game.


“Going to the hamptons puts you in contact with a really sophisticated american lifestyle and a unique beach experience.” references and trying to find a balance between the commercial and conceptual sides of the business. I focus on design and good fit and finishing. Who is the Água de Coco customer? I see two different customers: one who wants to tan, go swimming, and play sports on the beach, and the other who goes on a luxury cruiser and wants to be well dressed for all occasions. In both cases, I always seek to have sophisticated looks with high quality to attend to our clients’ demands. How big is your company in Brazil? Today, we have an industrial park that occupies 7,500 square meters in the city of Fortaleza. We have more than 600 employees distributed among the factory and several stores. The brand produces 40,000 articles in swimwear and accessories monthly. Currently, Água de Coco by Liana Thomaz collections can be found in almost all the Brazilian states, in 28 stand-alone stores, e-commerce sites, and more than 600 multi-brand stores. Abroad, the brand is present in more than 86 stores in different countries. What was the inspiration for your Summer 2017 collection? The Hamptons! We are opening our first international store there, so it was fair enough to have this destination as inspiration. Why did you decide to open a pop-up shop in East Hampton? It has a connection with Água de Coco. It’s a beach destination with the right element of unpretentious sophistication. I also love the lifestyle! Have you spent time out there? Yes, I’ve been there! I used to rent a house or stay at Gurney’s. Besides enjoying the beach, I love going for a walk on Main Street—it’s one of my favorite things to do. Going to the Hamptons puts

Embroidered one-piece, $380

Embroidered triangle top, $135, and hot pants, $179

Embroidered top with leather, $271, and hot pants, $163

Embroidered triangle top, $146, and hot pants, $163

Triangle top with leather, $217, and string bottom with leather, $108

Halter top, $92, and scoop bottom, $109

you in contact with a really sophisticated American lifestyle and a unique beach experience. Will you spend time there this summer? Of course; especially now with our store! You have a big social media following. How critical is that to your business? Very important! Brazil is one of the most connected countries in the world. The average amount of time that a Brazilian spends every day on social media is among the most in the world. We understand that, and we use social media as a direct channel to our clients. Today, we have more than 550K followers on Instagram and 70K on Facebook. These are really important numbers. How has Água de Coco expanded? I started Água de Coco with swimwear for women.

Embroidered one-piece, $353

Embroidered bandeau top, $190, and scoop bottom, $135

Embroidered bandeau top, $190, and string bottom, $97

Later, we expanded into children’s, then men’s, and recently, we launched our own home line, Casa Água de Coco. It will be available at our store in the Hamptons! Who are your muses? Women who are strong and powerful. We always work with women who transmit those values, like Gisele Bündchen, Isabeli Fontana, and Caroline Trentini…they are all Brazilians who represent our brand very well and are part of our history. A lot of women have trouble finding a flattering swimsuit. What’s your advice? More than anything else, a woman needs to know herself and her body. There are no rules. The most important thing is feeling good when you look in the mirror. ß FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M


HAVEN’T YOU MET HOLLY? (From left) Peterson hits the pool; her latest novel; spending QT on her board.

summer sound off! Steamy temps aside, what really gets Hamptonites heated? From classic complaints of crowded restaurants and pricey taxis to more recent rants (Uber bans, airport noise), there’s plenty to gripe about. Holly Peterson, East End regular and author of the new novel, It Happens in the Hamptons, weighs in on the big issues and their potential for explosiveness.







HOLLY SAYS “The onepercenters roll in for three months, throwing cash around like Niagara Falls, and the 99 percent grabs at the bills. Both sides are using each other, and it creates complicated dynamics that are not 100 percent clean. A lot of these rich guys like to think that they are down-to-earth. They try to befriend their architects and invite them to lunch, but the next day, they’re screaming at them for messing up the shelves for their polo shirts. The clash between the cultures is like the waves of the Atlantic, smashing up against each other.”

HOLLY SAYS “Only the most spoiled kids on the planet are taking a $70 taxi for lunch at Tutto il Giorno. I think the cab companies increase the prices knowing that all these jerks from the city will split the fares and don’t really care. It’s price gouging—like Uber surge on crystal meth! But it’s really difficult for people to get around—the roads are completely dangerous, because there are so many drunk people careening down 27 after way too much rosé. I’m very intentional in supporting local business across the board, but when it comes to people not driving drunk, I’m going to get a little less restrictive about that. I’m sorry the taxi guys feel their businesses are overrun, but I don’t think there are enough taxis to handle the crazies. I find it hard to believe that they are losing business [to Uber].” DRAMA QUOTIENT


HOLLY SAYS “I won’t frequent a hot spot at prime time. People behave like it’s the fall of Saigon, completely losing their perspective while waiting in line at The Golden Pear or Red Bar. There’s much posturing and posing and lack of human generosity and connection. It’s so deeply reptilian—the whole quest to be served, and to see and be seen.” DRAMA QUOTIENT


“It’s a soulless existence to go for the Intermix shoe over the guy who really makes you laugh.”

HOLLY SAYS “When you marry for money, you work for it every day. I wish some of these young women could talk to some of the housewives drinking far too much rosé on a Saturday afternoon—there’s something melancholy about those who are stuck in a loveless or sexless marriage. It’s a soulless existence to go for the Intermix shoe over the guy who really makes you laugh.” DRAMA QUOTIENT


HOLLY SAYS “I don’t want the Hamptons to turn into Disneyland. I’d really like all of us to appreciate nature and the waves and the corn and the tomatoes and the lobsters, and be at home with our families and cook for our friends, and have completely bonding weekends with people you don’t know that well, and make new friends and fall in love. There’s nothing good about glamour and fame and reality television coming to invade this beautiful paradise we have.”

HOLLY SAYS “After Thursday, the crazies come in. There’s a tipping point there—it was so naked and unassuming, and in a sense, virginal and innocent, whereas the other Hamptons—Bridge, East, South, Water Mill, and Sagaponack—already had these really strong roots of super mega-wealthy people.”

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HOLLY SAYS “You’ve got to respect the families barbecuing and boiling their lobsters. Maybe you can land until 7 p.m., but you can’t have constant, 24-hour G5 helicopter landings just because you stayed in Philadelphia for dinner. Just come out in the morning. Think of the greater good of the village!”

THE BLOODSUCKERS HOLLY SAYS “The tick crisis is real. You have to check yourself all the time, and the punishment for not doing that could be a couple of years in bed, feeling like hell. Lyme disease is super, super serious and nobody is immune from it. Everyone should be totally paranoid.”


“Think of the greater good of the village!”




In an era of hyper-consciousness about all things news, CNN Tonight With Don Lemon has become a prime-time highlight. How does its inimitable host escape from the intense political climate? By retreating to Sag Harbor! By SYDNEY SADICK Photography BY William jess laird

LIFE IS SWEET Lemon relaxes by the pier after lunch at Dockside Bar & Grill.


Was life more hectic for you before election night, or now? Now. We never know what’s going to happen! Something happens every single day. Sometimes we have an entire show planned, and then right at the last minute, we have to throw it out the window and go with the breaking news, whether there’s a policy change or [President Trump] has tweeted something. It’s crazy. I was on for an hour a night, Mondays through Thursdays, but since the election, it’s heated up and I’ve been on for two hours a night from Monday to Fridays. Do you miss Friday nights at Almond? I do, but every once in a while I’ll have a Friday night off and get to go. Or I’ll have the driver take me straight there. If not, Murf’s is open until 4 a.m. and I can get a drink. Then I roll on home—on my skateboard. Is the political climate stressful for you? It is. But you have to let it roll off your back, or it’ll drive you insane. It’s tough to wrangle people who come on the air and don’t believe in telling the viewer the truth. I don’t really allow it on the show. It gets a bit dicey sometimes to keep them in order on live television. Things can get really heated among the panelists. Is the vibe different when the cameras aren’t rolling? It’s a completely different atmosphere. A lot of people will admit things in the commercial break that they won’t say on television—that’s how you know for some people it’s just [about] talking points, and some of them don’t believe in exactly everything they say on television. I try to get them off their talking points to be a little more real. Do you think people are more politically aware now than ever before? I think people are more engaged with the news and willing to share their opinions and perspectives, but I don’t know if they know the facts the way they should. I think people should be more media-literate. If you flip between cable stations, you’ll wonder if we’re covering the same stories, which we are, but it’s completely different. How often do you get asked about [political commentator] Kayleigh McEnany? All the time. People say, “I can’t believe she actually

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believes that,” or, “How do you handle that Kayleigh?” She’s actually one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and behind the scenes, it’s not as antagonistic as it can be on TV. But she does believe what she says—she was a Trump supporter early on, and I think she feels like she has to defend his position. I get asked more about [commentator] Jeffrey Lord now. You recently hosted John Legend on the show. Was it refreshing to interview someone outside of politics? It’s refreshing to change the mood sometimes, but everything is somehow centered on what’s happening in D.C. or at the White House. Everyone’s so strongly opinionated about it. Even with John, we talked about Trump and his policies and wanting him to do more with criminal justice reform. So there you go! Who’s your dream person to interview? Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, and Melania Trump—that’s in order of importance. What brands do you wear on-air? I love designers, and I have a Dries Van Noten jacket that is beautiful and amazing. People loved it when I wore it during the inauguration. But I’ll mostly wear Suitsupply. They’re not terribly expensive, and I can change them in and out without spending a fortune. How about off the air? I love casual comfort. I’ll throw on Vineyard Vines when I’m out here and wear khakis or white jeans, and that’s it. A Lacoste or Ralph Lauren polo…really casual. And I love my Sabah shoes! People don’t even recognize me. Really? Well, they do and they don’t. If I leave the house in a suit, people are like, “Oh, hey, Don Lemon, CNN!” But if I go out in shorts or gym clothes, they’re not expecting it. When you do get recognized, do people ask a lot about politics? All the time, everywhere I go. I’m grateful that people watch, but it’s like, “Okay, already!” I just grin and bear it, but the positive side is that people are engaged, watching, and care about what I do. This is a great time to be a journalist, and a good time to be me. How closely do you follow the news on the weekends? Unless something big’s happening, I try not to. Sometimes I’ll watch the Sunday morning shows in bed, but even watching the Sunday shows, by the time Monday night comes, that’s more than 24 hours old, so I try not to do anything except for chill out in the Hamptons on the weekends and hang out with friends. When did you start coming out to Sag Harbor? In 2015. Some friends who rented a house invited me to stay with them. It was the same summer there was a documentary on Sag Harbor and the history of African-Americans on the Oprah Winfrey Network [OWN]—it has a rich history with African-Americans, so I felt like, if I’m going to come to the Hamptons I might as well go there. I fell in love with it and immediately started casually looking for a house. The next summer I rented between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor, and the next year I told myself I wasn’t going to spend on renting and instead make a down payment. I haven’t looked back since. Why do you think there’s a lack of diversity out here? I don’t know; it’s weird. One would think there would be more, because everyone from New York is here. In Sag Harbor, you see diversity on Main Street every once in a while and in the restaurants. But I don’t see a lot of people mingling. Like if I go over to Sag Harbor Hills, it’s like all African-Americans all hanging out.

If you come out and hang out with my friends, you will see diversity. Maybe we can spread it. I’m not comfortable when it’s only one group of people. I like diversity. Do you come out year-round? I do, and it’s funny because everyone loves the summer—including me—but I think I get more enjoyment out of the house in the winter because I go there, light a fire, do jigsaw puzzles, and eat. I’ll gain a bunch of weight, but then lose it in May. What are your go-to activities? Besides chilling, going out on my friend’s boat. The best thing you can do is have a good friend with a big boat. [Laughs] On Friday and Saturday mornings, I go to the gym to get my exercise in because after that, you’re done. It’s not going to happen. By the time 11 a.m. comes, you’re out at brunch and then at someone’s house. There’s a lot of eating and drinking going on. What do your Saturday nights look like? Mostly, it’s dinner with friends. I’m in East Hampton a lot, and sometimes I’ll go to dinner at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. I have the most fun with Joy Behar. She lives two blocks from my house. Everyone would tell her, “Don Lemon just bought a house here.” When I was moving in last summer, I got a knock on my door, and it was her. Since then, she has me over, and there will always be a lot of media people and comedians there. I enjoy Sunday nights the most, though, because I don’t feel that pressure to go back [to the city]—I go back on Mondays. Chris Cuomo also has a house in the Hamptons. Do you guys get together? Yeah, we hang out in Bridgehampton. We usually go to Pierre’s, or we’ll go to Sunset Beach on his boat. We’ve been saying for two years that we’re going to go fishing on Saturday mornings, but every time it comes I’m too sleepy. It’s like 7 or 8 a.m.! He works mornings and I work nights. There’s a lot of local media out here. What’s your take? I read The East Hampton Star, but what I do the most is listen to WLNG 92.1 FM. That’s my station. I love listening to the news reports, because it’s like, “Someone stole a wallet in a parking lot.” They have this old jingle—“Now it’s news time.” The one thing with The East Hampton Star that I don’t like is that they printed my address. I love them, and I know it’s public record, but don’t do that.

DON’S LEMONADE Lemon loves this summer staple as much as the next guy! Here’s his favorite version from— he substitutes Splenda or Stevia for the sugar.

1 cup (packed) mint leaves, chopped 2 /3 cup sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups vodka Crushed ice Fresh mint sprigs Combine chopped mint and sugar in large bowl. Stir in lemon juice and vodka. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. Strain mixture into pitcher. Fill six 6- to 8-ounce glasses with crushed ice. Pour mixture over. Garnish with mint sprigs.

You’ve written a book. Will you do something else with all your reporting? I will, but I don’t know when. I was actually working on a book before the election. I think I was smart, because right now, nothing is going to get attention in this political environment. I’ve had a couple of friends write books and it’s hard to get attention when Trump just takes the oxygen right out of them. Got it. Any vacation plans? I haven’t taken a vacation in a long time. I just want to enjoy my house and enjoy every weekend here. I want to express how much I freaking love it out here. It’s my mini paradise. Everyone thinks it’s really fancy and full of just rich people, but it’s not. ß

Meet Don’s Most Outspoken Panelists!

Kayleigh McEnany You can catch the Harvard Law School grad defending all things Trump both on-screen and in the Twitterverse.

Van Jones The Democratic activist garnered such a following from his views on the election that he landed his own series of town hall specials, The Messy Truth With Van Jones.

Sample tweet

Jeffrey Lord He won’t let you forget his days working in the Reagan administration, even when sticking up for POTUS. Sample tweet

Sample tweet “Lowest unemployment rate in 16 years. Sure pays off having a businessman in the White House! #JobsReport.”

“We’re moving from rule of law toward rule by a small clique. Patriots who care about our democracy need to stand up.”

“President Reagan’s remarks at JFK Library Fundraiser—6/24/85— YouTube—one great president speaking of another.”



community spirit On a sleepy street in Springs, Lindsay and Chris Grodzki have opened a meticulously curated emporium of all sorts of delights. Isn’t it about time you visited S&S Corner Shop? BY ASHLEY BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM JESS LAIRD


Maldon sea salt flakes, La Croix sparkling water, Roberta’s frozen pizzas, It’s-It ice cream sandwiches— none are exactly ubiquitous in Springs, where until recently, there were few purveyors of nonbasic provisions. But in a former barbershop building on Fort Pond Boulevard, the new S&S Corner Shop is stocking them all, in addition to other like-minded merch. On a Saturday afternoon, this once-sleepy spot has become a hub for the area’s young creatives, who gather to caffeinate and commune lounge with the store’s owners, Lindsay and Chris Grodzki. “The interesting thing for us is that Springs doesn’t have a lot of commercial space,” says Chris, granting an interview after he serves a custom “Abraço S&S” iced coffee to a customer who is waxing poetic on the merits of longboarding.

the new basics Lindsay explains the origins of some of S&S Corner Shop’s most popular items:

everyday oil

druthers socks

goOd water farms greens

“What we missed from our time in brooklyn was being in a community. we saw this as a great opportunity to connect.” —chris grodzki

locals, as well as products that aren’t readily available on the East End. “What we missed from our time in Brooklyn was being in a community,” says Chris. “We saw this as a great opportunity to connect.” As for the curatorial process? “It’s all Lindsay,” he admits. “She asks for my opinion, but I think she already has hers.” Lindsay smiles, concurring. “Food-wise, I try to find items that have a similar ethos to our own company, who put the same kind of care into their product that we do,” she says. As for the home-goods assortment, says Lindsay, “I pick stuff I’d like to have in my house—that’s pretty and functions well.” That includes a beautiful assortment of candlesticks, mugs, and vases that she makes under the brand Wheel Ceramics, as well as Chemex coffee makers, Hario kettles, and baskets woven in Tanzania. Since its opening in April, the shop has been the talk of Springs—and beyond. “Everyone is super supportive to people who are trying to do something here,” says Chris. “We’re connecting with a lot of people.” Although they’ve been mostly manning the counter themselves, they are planning to take some time off this summer—their first child, a son, is due at the end of June. If all goes well, they’re hoping to keep the store open year-round. “But we’ll probably close in February or March and go on a trip,” says Lindsay, with a sly smile. “I’m like, ‘We’re going to Mexico!’ ” ß

“They’re hand-loomed in Japan. This is our friend Alan [Shikverg’s] company—they also make men’s boxers, and they’re expanding into other things as well.”

“Our friend Brendan [Davidson] grows these beautiful microgreens, and he made us salad packs—a mix of kale, arugula, nasturtiums, and more.”

“We carry them only on the weekends, but they’re a hit.”

NOW SERVING Lindsay and Chris Grodzki at work. S&S Corner Shop is located at 11 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs.


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“My friend Emma [Allen] makes this amazing mix of essential oils and base oils, like avocado, coconut, and shea. The idea is you need one product for everyday—you can use it as a face wash, in your hair, and it’s affordable.”

“To have something here is super special, because there aren’t many things to choose from.” The Grodzkis’ primary business is Stanley & Sons, a collection of handmade aprons, bags, and linens that Chris founded in 2008. The project began as a weekend hobby and an homage to his grandfather, Stanley, who produced utilitarian aprons and bags for restaurants. “I grew up learning how to sew, just because we always had a surplus of fabric around,” says Chris. “I’ve always made bags and pouches, and then one weekend, my roommate and I made aprons to wear while working on our bikes, because I kept ruining all my clothes. I thought, ‘It’s funny that I’m making aprons and bags, because that’s what my grandfather had done. Wouldn’t it be funny if I started this fictitious company, as if I had continued his business?’ ” Soon thereafter, he met Lindsay. “I had been making bags coincidentally on my own for fun, and I’d seen Chris’s work online, and I thought it was a real, established company—a Stanley with a son,” she says, taking a break on a beautiful bench that is handwoven with Danish cording. “But I went to his studio—a hot garage in downtown Brooklyn—and there was this young guy.” The meeting was fortuitous, generating a personal and professional partnership. The Stanley & Sons business grew quickly, and is now carried in stores such as Turpan in East Hampton, General Store in Los Angeles, and Unionmade in San Francisco. In 2013, the couple moved to Springs. “The building our studio was in was sold, and we decided that we were meant to leave the city,” says Chris. “Our business wasn’t so reliant on us being there. We love being outside, and we had surfed in Montauk, so we knew it was good here all the time. My brother-inlaw was like, ‘The only thing you could afford would be Springs, maybe.’ And now, we’ve just put our fifth [annual] dump pass on our car.” Earlier this year, some friends presented them with the opportunity to take over the shop on Fort Pond Boulevard, and the Grodzkis set out to build a friendly gathering spot that showcases the work and wares of



springs vS. williamsburg Is this artsy Hamptons hamlet the East End’s answer to Brooklyn hipsterdom at its finest? Discuss!







Tourist attraction

Tourist attraction

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

Brooklyn Bowl

Main thoroughfare

Main thoroughfare

Springs Fireplace Road, where an inebriated Jackson Pollock met a grisly fate when he drove into a tree

Beloved dive

Local grocer The Springs General Store, which sells locally made jam, micro doses of Tylenol, and deli sandwiches

Beloved dive

East River Bar, may we never smell it again

Wolfie’s Tavern, may it rest in peace

Food mecca

Bedford Avenue, where as of 6 p.m., 85.2 percent of hipsters are under the influence of handcrafted cocktails and homebrew

Local grocer Marlow & Sons, which was reputedly the first Brooklyn grocer to discover Kombucha

Food mecca

The Springs Farmers Market, which hosts an agricultural fair that awards largest zucchini, best pie, and prettiest chicken

Smorgasburg, where sizzling hot concrete meets the latest in culinary innovation. How ’bout a $20 ramen burger? Anyone?

Hangover helper

Hangover helper

Pies ’n’ Thighs

Artistic legacy

Notable locals Cindy Sherman, Laurie Anderson, Alex White, Simon Kirke

Revered as the birthplace of abstract expressionism

Artistic legacy Birthed the movement to refer to graffiti as street art

Notable locals Zoë Kravitz, Mara Hoffman, Michael Pitt, Alexa Chung

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HOW TO DATE IN THE HAMPTONS Our fearless flack is a seasoned observer of East End dating. As the summer scene heats up, she lays down the law on how things should—and should not—be done. Sorry, boys—as of the moment, she’s taken! ILLUSTRATION BY JULIE HOUTS


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A Flacktastic Guide to Dating in the Hamptons Yesterday at 11:32 AM

Dearest Hamptonites, As we prepare for yet another raucous, party-filled weekend out East, a quick primer on navigating summer romance: DO… • Make sure to save a guy’s number in your phone as “Ryan Ruschmeyers” or “Tim Talkhouse.” “Harry Hamptons” is far too vague the next morning. I’ll never forget the time I sent a racy pic to “Steve Hamptons.” Too bad Steve was my cab driver… • Avoid the guys you meet at “influencer” house parties. Some brand of personal care products likely bused him in on a Greyhound, and he definitely doesn’t have a place to stay—unless at your place, perhaps?—or a 401(k). • R emember the Hamptons are really big, yet really small. You could end up at a super awkward brunch at Sant Ambroeus when Mr. Smitten Southampton bestows the honor of introducing you to his childhood bestie, whom you casually tongued in Montauk over MDW. Check, please! DO NOT… • Fret if you don’t meet a guy out at the bars. You’ll have an even higher chance of a love match if you share a cab home with strangers. • B e the “homeless” Hamptonite. We’ve all been there—your house is in Bridge, the party is in Montauk, and the creepy cab driver is demanding you pay him $200 for a 2 a.m. ride home. It might seem like the most economical option to just shack up with a virtual stranger, but you certainly don’t want to be divvying up bagels with Mr. Right Now and the contents of his share house the next morning. • A ttempt intimacy on a sheetless air mattress after skinny-dipping with your crush. The excruciatingly disturbing sound of flesh on wet rubber is something that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Or so I’ve been told. Side note: Always make sure to collect those undergarments that were wantonly flung into the lawn pre-plunge. There’s nothing more mortifying than stumbling upon a pair of neon pink Hanky Pankys in the lawn the next morning. Note to self: I’m officially too old for neon pink underwear. • A ttempt to bring your first date to the Surf Lodge if you expect to receive any form of undivided attention. I’ll never forget when I met a hopeful Hinge match for one of the Lodge’s famed summer concerts. I made the distinct mistake of wearing a lovely Sea sundress (full coverage, just enough cleavage), whilst the nubile ladies of Montauk were hawking all their feminine wares. Crop tops, underboob, fringe butt huggers…the horror! Then again, this is an excellent test of the roving eye. • W orry about getting serious until late August. Let relationships evolve naturally, and enjoy this time to create special Hamptons memories. One of my favorite moves is to find a way to casually take the train home. Couples that train together, stay together. That said, there’s nothing more divisive than seeing how one handles the departure at Penn Station. If you’re riding up the escalator hand-in-hand to go get Sunday Scaries Seamless, I like your odds. The quick pat on the shoulder, followed by a dash to the cab line? You’ll probably be fodder for next season’s dating column.

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XOXOXO, Your Favorite Party Pooper




“I’M A TORTURED ONE-PERCENTER” They’ve been the subject of both protests and ridicule—remember those Occupy people?—and now, an anonymous one-percenter who’s had just about enough sounds off to The Daily Summer. Meet the Hamptons social fixture with a heart—and bank account—of gold. BY EDDIE ROCHE Why shouldn’t we be able to pick and choose what’s close to our heart? Why should we just send a check to the government? Do you ever feel isolated? Definitely! I cannot share some experiences or feelings with friends of different backgrounds. It’s exhausting to constantly deal with confrontation, and sometimes, it’s better to keep to yourself and stick to your own. So do your friends’ financial situations matter to you? No. I only care about how people carry themselves around me and my family. I am more comfortable with intelligent people. If they can create enterprise and wealth and preserve it, and take good care of their families and manage to invest in their community, they’re interesting. But that’s not a requirement—as long as they find some way to amuse me, I’m happy picking up the bill. Have you experienced friends being used because they have a lot of money? People with money are used to paying. And they are used to being used for a weekend here or a plane ride there. What the users don’t realize is that they don’t get away with it, and we consider them a charity case. It usually means so much to them to have photos of those moments on their Instagram accounts. The real fools are the ones who think they are taking advantage—we use them just as much, for company or for entertainment. After a few experiences, when we are done, they are dismissed and the real friends stay. Are you a scenester or a homebody? It’s funny—I’m middle-aged now, and I’ve changed a lot. I go out all the time, but I love hanging out with my elders, and a lot of them entertain at home. Now, when we go out in the city, we find that many of the people we meet almost purposely treat people with money like

s**t. This doesn’t exist as much in places like the Hamptons or Palm Beach. Whether you earned it or someone else did, someone worked hard for this money to get to this position in life. Why don’t we deserve some recognition? Speaking of staying home, do you ever get FOMO when you drive past Ira Rennert’s mansion? I’m pretty comfortable where I am. What would I do with a bowling alley? Bowl?! Are you conservative or liberal? Conservative. There is no such thing as a true liberal. All these labels are driving me crazy, to be honest. Does the term “the one percent” bother you? No. It’s not a small world, and it’s very few who can actually make a big difference. Do you ever spend too much money? Sometimes, and the reason I know I spend too much money is because I value it. I am not wasteful, and I rarely splurge. What’s a typical day like for you? No single day is alike. I’m open to whatever. You want to go to the Bahamas tomorrow? Let’s go! You want to go to Monaco for dinner? Let’s do it! I’m up for the adventure. I wake up late because I don’t have anything to do in the morning, and I like the night. I wake up at noon, have sex, return a few phone calls, check my e-mail, pick up my child from school, and then, there are always activities. When my kid is in bed, I have a cocktail and sit in the hot tub. Then my friends come over, and we plan something. And then sex, rinse and repeat! How good in bed are the wealthiest Americans? Money only buys inches in real estate. I’m just kidding! I can only speak for myself, but I can make people change religions after one night with me. [Laughs] Okay…maybe we are assholes, but in a fun way. ß

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What’s the biggest misconception about being wealthy? That we’re spoiled-rotten assholes—rude, entitled, self-serving, inconsiderate, and disrespectful. It’s completely the opposite! There’s a greater emphasis among us on cordiality, etiquette, social grace, and compassion. We learn it when we’re young. Our parents actually had time to instill values. Now, it’s our duty to lead by example. So we understand you a little better… where do you fit in on the scale between Sir Ivan rich and Ron Perelman rich? I’m probably in the financial bracket closest to André Balazs. For the record, I have more hair than Ron. Got it! What’s the hardest thing about being rich? Learning how to spend it well. Simply spending it is easy and tacky. Best part? I can afford to receive the best medical care, drive the safest car, eat the healthiest food, and be grateful about all of it. That’s what it means to live well, richly. I also provide a lot of jobs for my staff. Does everyone secretly hate the rich? Maybe. In my opinion, we’re discriminated against because many people feel inadequate and jealous. Examples, please! Taxes are the obvious answer. It’s not enough that we’re creating jobs and opportunities and paying back into the system financially—if I buy a yacht and staff it correctly, I’m providing jobs to many. And on top of that, we have to be taxed the most simply because we have more? People who have achieved a certain level of success have something inside of them—it’s pride and it’s goodness. We feel an obligation on our own to give back to our community.



lap of luxury

ON THE MARKET 107 Town Line Rd., Wainscott, $6,395,000

After years of visiting the East End, Saunders & Associates’ Nancy Mizrahi traded in a career in fashion for the Hamptons real estate scene. With a penchant for luxury and style, and the résumé to back it up, Mizrahi has an instinct for finding city denizens their dream homes. Meet the maven! BY KRISTEN HEINZINGER

22 Carver St., Sag Harbor, $3,499,000


Give us a taste of your background in fashion. I was born in Brooklyn, but moved to Manhattan and found my true home. I was in sales and marketing in the luxury end of the fashion industry my whole life until I transitioned into real estate in the early 2000s. My last corporate position was president of Walter Steiger. I was traveling to Italy and Paris several times a year to review and consult with the designers of the upcoming collections, which was exciting, challenging, and tremendously rewarding. Then I transitioned to freelance with high-end brands like Lanvin, Ralph Rucci, and Oscar de la Renta. How often do people ask if you’re related to Isaac Mizrahi? I get this question all the time! We are cousins. We both love spending time in Bridgehampton.


“MY CAREER IS MY VOCATION AND AVOCATION. I’M INVOLVED WITH THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE, AND IT’s VERY FULFILLING. I’m a connector of people and projects. it enriches my life.” What’s one of your fashion career highlights? Collaborating with top fashion designers on their runway shows, and participating in an exhibit at the International Center of Photography. What was your most memorable work trip? Any trip to Paris and Italy is always amazing and memorable! What’s your personal sense of style like? I tend to go classic, but I’m influenced by current trends. I’m not big on bright colors. How does your fashion experience influence what you’re doing now? My unconscious nature is to always be drawn to the high end of whatever product I am involved in. Happily, it all translates, whether I’m selling a pair of shoes, jewelry, or a home. How did you segue into real estate? My husband [Michael Burns] is a real estate developer and custom builder. We had been vacationing in the Hamptons for many years and one summer he decided to purchase land in Sagaponack to test the market. When he saw the potential of the Hamptons, he transitioned his business from Westchester to the Hamptons. At that point I was encouraged to get my real estate broker’s license thanks to Andrew Saunders [of Saunders & Associates], who was my husband’s broker at that time. The rest is history. What was your first big sale? I was really lucky—there were several really standout sales at the beginning, but the highest one was the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2004 that my husband built. That was a home run. What’s your specialty? I think my dedication to my clients has set me apart. I’m detail-oriented, professional, honest, and a committed deal-maker. I’m focused and don’t leave any stone unturned. I treat every customer, from the smallest rental to the biggest sale, with the same commitment and dedication. Plus, I love what I do. My career is my vocation and avocation. I’m involved with the world’s most interesting people, and it’s very fulfilling. I’m a connector of people and projects. It enriches my life.

34 Cobb Hill Ln., Water Mill, $13,995,000

the 411 on nancy Home bases NYC and Bridgehampton Best job perk Getting to meet interesting people, many of whom become lifelong friends 12 Sandown Ct., Wainscott, $3,195,000

Who is your ideal client? Someone who is loyal, has an idea of what they’re looking for, and is open to possibilities. What’s your personal taste in architecture and home décor? Traditional Hamptons style that leans toward modern. I don’t like clutter. My life is full and hectic and I like to come home to a serene and seamless environment. Compared with your time as a visitor, how is life different as a full-time resident? As a permanent resident I tend to entertain more at home with family and friends. When I was visiting, I was going out. People who own homes in the Hamptons use them all year long—it’s a great place to escape to and unwind from the stress of city life. What is one of your all-time favorite sales? Billy Joel’s house on the ocean in Sagaponack. It was a fantastic place to go to work every day! ß

Leisure activities Beach walks, dining out with friends, and entertaining at home Next hot nabe Wainscott—it’s centrally located and undervalued Hamptons haunt Friends’ homes on Saturday nights Dining musts Topping Rose, 1770 House, and Nick and Toni’s Relaxing retreat Gibson Beach Culture fix Bay Street Theater, Guild Hall, Parrish Art Museum, and the Hamptons International Film Festival



REAL TALk Her command of the Hamptons real estate market makes her one of Corcoran’s top agents nationwide, but Mala Sander’s interests go beyond property lines. With her love of music, photography, and dogs, to name just a few things, you’d be hard-pressed not to find at least one thing in common with this East Ender. BY KRISTEN HEINZINGER


Tell us about your first career! I was a sales and marketing executive at IBM for 20 years. I had a global team of people and I was racing around the world. My husband and I bought a house in Sag Harbor in the late ’90s, and I fell in love with the village. I left my job and moved there full-time. What drew you to real estate? It wasn’t real estate that drew me in, it was my friends who drew me in to real estate. People thought I would be good at it and that I should give it a go. I resisted hard, thinking, “Hey, what do I know about this stuff?” So I started in 2001. My first sale was $265,000, so everything is big when you start there! [Laughs] What’s your specialty? I have a nose for a deal, and I am a strong negotiator, so you want me on your side. I’m like a steel trap, so people confide in me things that maybe they wouldn’t confide in other brokers. You’re big on Instagram and Twitter—has social media impacted the real estate business? Yes, because we have become much more accessible

and “real.” It’s not just about pushing our products. I really love where I live, and on social media I like to show glimpses of what it’s like to be in the Hamptons, not just in the season and at the beach and doing the things everyone does, but different daily adventures. Your Instagram suggests you’re a real dog lover! We have three dogs! An 18.5-year-old Coton de Tulear, an 8-year-old Goldendoodle rescue, and a Wauzer. We live in North Haven on the water, so the beach in front of our house is a great spot. My husband likes to take them to Barcelona Neck through the golf course and they hang in the bluffs! If you weren’t in real estate, what would you do? I’ve thought about that a lot. I would do something more creative, like be a photojournalist, or get into cooking or art. I love photography and I love travel, and I Instagram photos from my travels here and there. You’re also into music—what do you jam out to? It’s eclectic—I like dance, hip-hop, oldies. I like doowop just as much as I like Aerosmith. People always

sander: helen ericksson; all others courtesy

ON THE MARKET 4616 Noyac Rd., Sag Harbor, $1,600,000

85 Oyster Shores Rd., East Hampton, $5,150,000

1 Clearview Dr., Sag Harbor, $3,250,000

85 Oyster Shores Rd., East Hampton

85 Oyster Shores Rd., East Hampton

tricks of the trade

“i have a nose for a deal, and I am a strong negotiator, so you want me on your side. i’m like a steel trap, so people confide in me.”

ask me to make playlists for special events or dinner parties. If I am making an Italian night or a seafood night or if it’s a summer BBQ party, I will have a tailored playlist. I like to handpick the experience. I also play the piano and sing. Do you perform? I’ve performed onstage at Bay Street Theater and the American Hotel when they have musical nights around the holidays. I did take singing lessons—I took two recently, but I decided I’m going to keep it a personal thing. I love karaoke, but there isn’t much out here! So what are you most looking forward to this summer? I always look forward to the entire season at Bay Street Theater. There’s always something new and creative. And there are all the new restaurants…Lulu, Le Bilboquet, the Eleven Madison Park pop-up. And I like old standbys— you can’t go wrong with an evening at the American Hotel or Pierre’s, and on the newish front, Topping Rose House. ß

mala’s tip for buyerS “Find a broker who gets what it is that you want and stick with that broker. The right broker has the inside scoop on what’s going on and will get you what you want.” mala’s tip for sellers “Make sure you are competitively priced. Don’t pay any attention to what’s on the market—pay attention to what has actually sold. Don’t think that because your neighbor’s house is on the market for $5 million, your house is worth $5 million. If the last thing that traded like your house was $4 million, then that’s what it’s worth. If you price too high, you’ll end up reducing over time and likely get less than if you priced it right.”


Backyard Living Summer months are meant for the great outdoors—so why not make the most of your own backyard? Unlimited Earth Care’s Frederico Azevedo fills us in on how to create the most magical outdoor rooms. BY KRISTEN HEINZINGER Photography by eric striffler and stefania curto First things first—what exactly constitutes an “outdoor room”? It can be any area outdoors. It can be attached to the house, maybe as an extension of the patio, or it can be created in any part of the yard in an area that links with another structure, like a swimming pool. It can also be under a canopy of trees in a corner part of the yard as a retreat from the house. What’s the first step in creating this backyard oasis? Usually a client knows where they want the room, whether it’s by the pool or in the middle of the woods. Then I create an environment that’s consistent with the house and the yard. For example, if you see a gazebo in the yard and it’s not a Victorian house, it FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

won’t blend with the structures around it. A lot of clients request that you don’t see the house from the room, so you feel like you’re in an entirely different place. Or vice versa—they’ll request that the room looks directly at the house. What are some things homeowners should consider beforehand? Space is very important. The minimum space requirement is the same for a dining room, which is 12 feet by 12 feet. If you don’t fit that minimum, it becomes difficult to place structures, like chairs or benches or a fire pit, to complement the room. What trends are you seeing these days? A lot of outdoor rooms are being created in parts of the yard that were never used before, and people are

decorating them with fire pits, chairs, tables, and hammocks. Tree houses are very in, too. The concept doesn’t need to be literal, but it can be a raised platform for dining and seating. Using hedges as walls is also a big request. I love using outdoor rugs. In our store, we have these bunny chairs—they are battery-operated, and when charged, they stay lit for 12 hours. I like them mixed with vintage pieces, like cast-iron chairs and tables. What function do these rooms typically serve? It can be an open living room, and it’s often used as a dining space. You can use branches of the trees to hang chandeliers from—there is a wide selection of outdoor chandeliers these days. Usually, we face these open tree houses toward the main house, so at night you see the lit house, but you are in the dark of the garden with just the light of a chandelier. When do you recommend beginning the process so that it’s ready by summer? As early as March, and as soon as the weather permits, the planting can start. When the hot days come, the plants have already established themselves. The project takes anywhere from a day to one week. How do you weatherproof the rooms? You should use furniture that either ages and weathers well, like teak, or material that’s easy to maintain, like recycled plastic that can be washed and scrubbed. Cast iron also works. Even if it rusts, it looks beautiful—it adds a lot of character. What is the landscaping element? I like to work with natural stones or even gravel as pavement for the rooms. I choose plants that are suitable to the environment and are sustainable by

“a lot of outdoor rooms are being created in parts of the yard that were never used before.”

HaUTE ACCENTS SCULPTURAL BUNNY CHAIRS, $200–$250 “These chairs also look cool as yard sculptures. We have two versions— one is solid recycled plastic and the other has LED lights that can be programmed by remote control.”


HURRICANE LANTERN, $150 “A few of these work well when placed along the edge of a swimming pool. The cement base makes them heavy so they don’t fly away, and they can hold real candles.”

themselves, meaning they don’t need to be sprayed [with pesticides]—you don’t want to be in a room if you know the surrounding plants have been sprayed. And what about upkeep—are these rooms difficult to maintain? They always need maintenance! But it all depends on the style. If you have an outdoor room with hedges that are clipped in geometric forms, of course they will need more upkeep. If you have an outdoor room that’s just a canopy of trees, that will take less maintenance. If there is a large amount of flowers or plants, that increases upkeep, too. Sometimes we start with one plant scheme for the room, and the client gets inspired, and it becomes this vast vegetation surrounding what was at first just a small outdoor space. That’s always great, because the more inspired you are, the happier you are! Is there an increased demand for these spaces? I have been doing these since the ’90s, but the outdoor lifestyle is becoming more popular. In the

past decade, more people want interaction with nature than any time before. Do you have a favorite outdoor room? In the ’90s, I did an outdoor room for the wife of Norman Lear, when she had her house in Southampton on Gin Lane. We created multiple outdoor rooms with circles of privet hedges that used small arched gaps as entrances. We made three on each side of the front yard. We created four different garden rooms, one room for massage with a massage table, and another for eating or seating. Privet hedges grow very tall, so the walls were 25 feet high. It felt just magical when you were inside. What events do you have lined up this summer? We’re hosting a party on Saturday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll show our new pottery pots collection and outdoor accessory trends. We’re also hosting the Much Ado About Madoo event—it’s an annual garden and cocktail party on June 17 in Sagaponack. ß

WHITE ALUMINUM TABLE, $250 “The tabletop pattern shows a peace sign, butterflies, sunflowers, candy, and stars. Even though it’s a classic design, these little details make it creative.”

GERBERA DAISY POUF, $50 “Our outdoor pouf is made in Germany. It’s a special fabric, and the print is exclusive to these chairs. We’ve been selling these like crazy!”

All available at the Unlimited Earth Care Concept Store, 2249 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton, (631) 725-7551 FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M

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