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Where do you spend August? A. At my second home in East Hampton. B. On Valentino’s yacht off the coast of Hvar. C. At my third home in Cap d’Antibes. D. Somewhere in the Mediterranean…my captain can give you the specifics. Who’s the highest-paid person on your personal staff? A. My housekeeper. B. My nanny. C. My estate manager. D. My daughter. How do you usually celebrate your birthday? A. A quiet dinner for 10 at Pierre’s. B. A weekend with the girls at Canyon Ranch. C. A week or two on safari. Have you heard good things about the new Micato tour? D. I fly 30 of my closest friends to Moscow. Why do you think I upgraded to the 727? Who manages your money? A. The good folks at Charles Schwab. B. My b-school friend’s hedge fund. C. My own hedge fund. D. That darling Lloyd Blankfein, but I’m sure he has help. Thoughts on couture? A. No, no, no. I’ll never wear a sweat suit in public, sweetie! B. I bought a few pieces at Lacroix, but that was pre-recession. C. I lost a little bit of faith when Karl showed those ghastly sneakers, but I’ll be back next season. D. What a circus! Riccardo just comes to my place with some sketches, and we go from there. What’s the most expensive piece of jewelry you own? A. My engagement ring. B. My watch. C. The splendid brooch that dear James de Givenchy made from my diamond after my first divorce. D. My insurance broker has instructed me not to answer this. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
What kind of car do you drive? A. Range Rover. B. Tesla. C. Phantom. D. I don’t. How do you work out? A. SoulCycle. B. Tracy Anderson. C. Yoga with Mandy Ingber, whenever she’s not traveling with Jen. D. Riding my thoroughbred. How do you unwind? A. White wine. B. Transcendental meditation. C. I look deeply into the eyes of my Rodins. D. I call Obama and really let him have it. When do you feel most comfortable? A. Poolside in East Hampton. B. After my usual Friday night bottle of Chateau Margaux. C. At the controls of my Sikorsky. D. Onstage at Davos. MOSTLY A’s YOU ARE…GABBY KARAN DE FELICE You’re utterly divine, but what may look luxe in Manhattan is just par for the course in these parts. Ridiculous, but true, chérie. Keep on enjoying the good life! MOSTLY B’s YOU ARE…JESSICA SEINFELD A little more luxe than the usual, but with your drive and entrepreneurial spirit, we’re certain you’ve earned your splurges. Work hard, play harder! MOSTLY C’s YOU ARE…JACKIE SIEGEL A little outrageous, just how we like it. Fortunes are made, and fortunes fade, but yours is the type that just keeps bouncing back. We salute you! MOSTLY D’s YOU ARE…PETRA ECCLESTONE Your myriad bank accounts are so flush that even oceanfront real estate (or Candy Spelling’s place) barely makes a dent. If you ever find yourself lonely, call us—we’re usually free!
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☛ Robert Wilson’s annual event to fête the 21st year of the Watermill performing arts center brought out the style set in their best metallics, turbans, and tunics. (The theme was “One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Nights of Sheherazade.”) Guests at the arty event included the likes of Kim Cattrall, Philip Glass, Ross Bleckner, Sally Hershberger, Yigal Azrouel, and Eric Ripert, who helped to raise $2.2 million for the Watermill Center. An after-party highlight: a guitar performance from Jim Jarmusch. ☛ David and Sybil Yurman graced the sprawling Beechnut Hill Farm in Bridgehampton to host ACRIA’s annual Cocktails at Sunset affair. ☛ Meanwhile, beauty junkies abounded at The Daily Summer’s luxe, intimate lounge at c/o The Maidstone. Products and pampering included tress attention from John Frieda’s hair maestros and some visage TLC, thanks to Thuyen Nguyen of La Don Spa. There were snacks from The Chia Co., sips via Pampelonne, VEEV, Evian, and Peroni, and gift bags brimming with beauty loot from White’s Pharmacy. For a bit of shopping, SinnStyle’s pop-up shop was on hand. The folks at Boots Pharmacy did makeovers and foundation matching, and Fabiola Sevilla, beauty stylist at La Don Spa, masterminded eyebrow shaping, tinting, and eyelash extensions for the scads of beauty editors and fashionettes, like mod-turnedfood-blogger Teresa Moore and Swedish fashion editrix Martina Bonnier.
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THINGS TO DISCUSS:
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE L.I.E. How do you keep busy on the trek out East, darlings? “My fiancé and I prepared an entire to-do list of everything we had not done or talked about over the past three weeks. And after 20 minutes, we scratched that and sang the whole way here.” —Ariel Foxman
“I usually take the train, where
I curse out the loud people talking on their cell phones. I also “I try to do all the interviews I have to do, which I don’t enjoy doing too much. I like to get them over with!” —Bruce Weber
read The Economist because I love international politics.” —Mickey Boardman
“I turn on NPR really, really loud. If I’m taking the train, I bring along a big stack of magazines. Last time I had a Vogue with me that was a year old, and I didn’t even know it! Otherwise, I usually have Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, and The Daily Summer, of course.” —Nanette Lepore
“I Instagram! I hit refresh, see how many likes I got on my bus selfie!” —Cameron Silver
“I ask my friends riding in the car with me to answer my texts. Besides that,
I listen to the news on the radio.”
“I’ve been going to the Hamptons since I was a teenager and I still haven’t come up with a good thing to do on the LIE! Like everybody else,
“I recently watched almost the entire series of Orange Is the New Black.” —Deborah Lloyd
I wonder if I’m going to feel relaxed when I come back. I used to always stop at Exit 70—there was an amazing restaurant that sold hot dogs and hamburgers—but it turned into a bank about five years ago.” —Reed Krakoff
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Daily and Rebecca Taylor hosted an intimate dinner celHelmet Huber ebrating florals and faunas at c/o The Maidstone. We welcomed Dani Stahl, Sophie Elgort, Natalie Joos, Lucky’s Anne Keane, People StyleWatch’s Susan DOM PERIGNON Kaufman, Fern Mallis, Paige Novick, and Beth DINNER Bugdaycay to dine on grilled halibut, whole chicken, and open-faced lasagna with seasonal vegetables and chive velouté. VIP guests? Rebecca’s parents, John Molner and Katie Couric ☛ Pauvre Peggy who are visiting from New Zealand. Rodger Berman Siegal. The power pub totaled her beloved Mazda and Rachel Zoe BABY BUGGY Miata on Montauk Highway last month. You’re gonna BASH love the local taxis, love! ☛ A few spottings: Jimmy Fallon en famille at the pop-up shop, TOXIN TALK! Hamptons Collective… With landscape designer and Adam Sandler on an Perfect Earth Project founder Hilaria Baldwin East Hampton beach… Edwina von Gal Jon Bon Jovi in the East What’s the Perfect Earth Project all about? Hampton library… ☛ Dom Getting rid of lawn chemicals, which is basically about Quinn Werner and Perignon hosted a wickedly asking people to stop using them. They’re extremely Ellie Ashford chic dinner at Martha Stewart’s dangerous for children and pets, and most people have no abode, which drew ScarJo, idea what they’re dealing with. A MOMENT WITH… Katie Couric, and Susan Lucci. How can we get a toxin-free lawn? REBECCA TAYLoR ☛ Meanwhile, Armani sponAsk your landscaper to do your lawn without chemicals, Why did you come up with the floral sored a Baby Buggy dinner chez and if the landscaper shows any signs of reluctance, come and fauna theme for the dinner? Seinfeld that brought out oodles to us! We just formed a collaboration with the Peconic We’re known for our unique floral prints, of East Enders and a Kardashian Land Trust, and we have an expert at Bridge Gardens so the theme suited us a brand. Besides, (Kourtney, if you really to answer questions every Thursday afternoon from who doesn’t look pretty in a floral? must know). noon to four, and all the time by e-mail—lawnexpert@ Who did you sit with at dinner? peconiclandtrust.org. Over the winter, we’ll be offering I sat next to Dani Stahl and professional training to give a full course in lawn and [Bloomingdale’s fashion director] landscape care to professionals. Brooke Jaffe. They’re both What’s the scoop on your benefit? lovely. I loved meeting Natalie It’s our annual family picnic at Cindy Sherman’s house, Suarez, who writes the blog next door to mine, from 4 to 7 p.m. on August 30. We’ll have music, locally sourced food, Gloria Baume Natalie Off Duty. She’s smart and Simon and animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. They have an owl named Hooty who is and really sweet. It was Taylor amazingly charismatic. Tickets at perfectearthproject.org such a pleasure meeting her in person. HORSING I love her blog! AROUND! How’s your summer Rebecca Taylor With Dana Trotter, Dani Stahl been? Any highlights? senior global real Great! We’ve been estate adviser at going to Shelter Sotheby’s Island every weekend REBECCA TAYLOR You’re heading to the Hampton to spend time with my DINNER Classic. What’s the best way family. For sure this for newbies to take in the Natalie Joos amazing party is a show? highlight. I would also The jumper divisions are always say seeing Michelle easier for newbie spectators to Obama in one of my understand, because it comes tops recently was an Beth Bugdaycay down to speed and faults. For example, if the horse goes Sophie Elgort honor. Anne Keane clean—which means there are no rails down—and fast, they Fashion week is win! And don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Grandstands around the corner. and Grand Prix Sunday before they sell out! What word describes Word on the street is that you’re competing this year! the month of August Yes, it looks like I’ll be showing this year for the first time in David Nugent for you? years! I grew up riding and started showing at 8 years old. and Violet Gaynor I’ll give you two: (avec Plum) It’s been my passion for many years! Party’s over! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
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SOHO OR BUST! With Ramy Brook
We heard you’ll be setting up shop in Soho soon. It’s true! We’re opening a store at the end of September on Prince Street. Favorite Soho haunts? Cafe Gitane and Café Habana. What are your fall basics? Yummy sweaters and suede boots. Now that your handbag line is booming, what do you stow in your totes? My iPhone, notebook, pen, a small makeup bag that always has my favorite Laura Mercier lip gloss. And my wallet! One thing we’ll never find in your bag? A black Sharpie! I once ruined one of my favorite bags when the cap came off.
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BAUBLE TIME! With jewelry designer Efva Attling
Vineyard Vines ☛ Airstream alert! Bauble brand Miansai is popping up at Navy Beach in a chic-ified trailer. Stocked with nautical bits and bobs, it also has the parfait Montauk souvenir—a golden cuff stamped with the latitude and longitude of its Hamptons pop-up. ☛ Vineyard Vines presented its latest outpost to the world this summer, an East Hampton shop stocked with all things cheery, preppy, and sporting its signature whale, bien sûr! ☛ Practice your downward dog because c/o The Maidstone is doling out a complete Koral Activewear outfit to each guest who spends the night. Just make sure you don’t sleep through morning yoga in the garden! ☛ Reed Krakoff is trekking out East on August 7 to bring his luxe threads and accessories to Hamptonites. He’ll be shacking up with Glenn Horowitz Bookseller at 87 Koral Activewear Newtown Ln. in East Hampton for only three days, so get ’em Luxest wares from Reed Krakoff while they’re hot!
What is the most luxurious bauble you’ve ever made? I was given a bag of diamonds from the wife of Björn Ulvaeus, who is one of the B’s in ABBA! His wife gave me total freedom to design a necklace. It’s a great piece. What piece of jewelry do you never, ever take off? My three-carat diamond ring and, of course, my self-made wedding ring. What’s on deck for your fall designs? Our collection this fall is called “I’ve Got Balls.” It features big silver balls. Any stories from your modeling days? I lived with the drummer of The Who in London and partied with Mick Jagger. Which model did you idolize? I was represented by Ford Models, and once, Lauren Hutton was in the office with me. To me, she was the queen of all models.
Move Over, Malibu!
Greg Chait, designer of The Elder Statesman, brings his cashmere goodies to Tiina The Store in Amagansett.
What’s the one item you really want to create out of cashmere, but have yet to do? Lingerie! Where’s the strangest place you’ve worn cashmere? Arizona, in the middle of the summer. I wasn’t thinking when I packed! Would you ever make a cashmere swimsuit? Only if it wasn’t going to be worn in the water. PLUS! Tiina Laakkonen of Tiina The Store, says… Greg is brilliant! He’s an original, and he’s turned the idea of cashmere upside down and made it cool again. I wear my cashmere all year now, but I never even knew what it was growing up in Finland. I only discovered it when I moved to Paris in my late teens! 216 Main St., Amagansett
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JOE FRESH Chic of the Week While Hampton Coffee Company’s lobster rolls and hydrating bottles of Evian were only part of the draw at Joe Fresh and The Daily Summer’s Chic of the Week, plenty of best-dressed guys and gals trekked to Southampton on July 19 to strut their stuff. Name, age, and profession, please! Sarah Lorraine White, 28, daughter, sister, friend, and mother of two beautiful cats. What’s on your Joe Fresh shopping list? The safari silk shirt, white straw sun hat, and polka dot ruffle dress. What’s the freshest song of the summer? “You and I” by Lady Gaga. What’s your favorite Hamptons memory? All of last weekend, which included truth or dare at The Surf Lodge, dancing to ’80s and ’90s music all night at Ruschmeyer’s, doing karaoke at a friend’s house in East Hampton, shopping in Southampton, frolicking through Channing Daughters Winery, a day on the beach, girl talk at Southampton Social Club, and going to Cyril’s four days in a row. r y a n l i u ( 3 ) ; b f a n y c . c o m ( 3 ) ; g e tt y i m a g e s ( 2 ) ; a ll o t h e r s c o u r t e s y
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With Lauren Remington Platt, founder and CEO of Vênsette
Have you ever filled in for one of your makeup artists or hairstylists? Never! I created Vênsette specifically because I am not great at my own hair and makeup. I know firsthand the difference a professional hair and makeup artist makes. Any tips? When it comes to getting the less-is-more look, it’s all about the application process. With the right skills and tools, you can look flawless and natural but still have coverage.
With Shop Hers co-founder Jaclyn Shanfeld
How did Shop Hers come to be? The launch came from my personal need to refresh my own wardrobe in a capacity that was fun and stylish. What I hated about consignment and other merchants was that the price at which you had to sell was always declared for you. If I had known they were going to sell my Missoni dress for $50, I would have kept it and given it to my sister or used it as a tablecloth. On Shop Hers, you can make the pricing decision yourself. What’s the most luxurious price tag that someone has selected on Shop Hers? An orange ostrich Birkin bag that sold for $27,000!
BEST OF Bootcamp If you think Barry’s Bootcamp is all about the sweat, you’re very, very wrong. Check out its chic workout threads and scoop ’em up at their Amagansett and Wainscott locations.
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Urban Zen’s Donna Karan On The Five Greatest Luxuries In Life 1. The ultimate luxury: “Time to myself. I never have enough of it because there’s always too much to do!” 2. A luxurious bite: “My daughter Gabby Karan DeFelice’s Tutto Il Giorno restaurants in Sag Harbor and Southampton. The food is amazing yet simple, and you get to surround yourself with friends and family in a very chic and comfortable environment.” 3. Urban Zen’s best-selling luxury: “We created an exclusive collection of tissue-weight cashmere scarves, handwoven in Nepal. They feel divine and are perfect all summer long.” 4. An unconventional luxury, just for kicks: “I love traveling to unknown parts of the world. And if the place is exotic, undiscovered, raw, and preserved in ancient traditions, the better.” 5. The simplest luxury: “For me, it’s spending time with grandchildren and family. You get to see and discover life anew with fresh eyes. There’s also a lot of laughing!” 4 Bay St., Sag Harbor
Valentino for All! In the market for an exclusive bag or a killer pair of studded booties? Look no further than Valentino’s brand-spankin’-new flagship store in the space that was formerly occupied by Takashimaya. This is the perfect excuse to cut your Hamptons weekend short, right? 693 Fifth Ave., NYC
Picking Favorites! With designer Lisa Marie Fernandez “In East Hampton, I love Turpan (55 Main St., #3). Even though it’s little, it’s one of my favorites because I just love Greg Turpan’s selection. Tenet in Southampton is great because they sell my collection there! (91 Main St.) And Surf Bazaar at the Surf Lodge in Montauk (183 S. Edgemere St.) is like a little shack! I also like Martine and Juan (805 Main St.), which sells a mix of vintage and new pieces.”
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What was your concept? A chic woman walking the runway in a pool environment—clean, “wet,” pulled-back hair with a modern twist of several fishtails and threestrand braids intertwined into a tight chignon. The coifs are so sleek! How do you recommend fighting frizz? Products! Today’s technology surpasses
anything on the market from days gone by. Try Frizz Ease Smooth Start and Daily Nourishment leave-in conditioner. Any tips for avoiding chlorine damage? Chlorine removes natural oils, so start from the inside out. Deep-condition your hair before swimming, then finish with a conditioner that contains silicone to prevent hair from absorbing chlorine as easily. And rinse your hair immediately after you get out of the pool! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
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Your chow-down crib sheet, darlings… ☛ Clad in tennis whites, Olivia Palermo and new hubby Johannes Huebl With Dominique had breakfast at Tate’s in Southampton. ☛ Jennifer Lopez Ansel Kelly Ripa and her fam did din at Sag HarDid you catch Ansel’s limitedbor’s Bell & Anchor. ☛ Paul McCartney ate run Pop It! Ice Cream Sundae an alfresco lunch at Amagansett’s La Fondita; that last Saturday? The Cronut evening, he was at Nick & Toni’s. ☛ Also seen mastermind brought his sweet nibbling at Nick & Toni’s? Brooke Shields Paul McCartney expertise to East Hampton avec and a pal feasted on fish. Another night, Lisa Perry. Lorne Michaels and Owen Wilson How did you come up with this? broke bread; at a different table, Lisa’s a great Pop Art collector, Zach Braff and two friends filled so we just had to do an homage up on pasta. ☛ Happy belated, to the Warhol soup can. It’s the Jennifer Lopez! She hosted a dinner perfect container for a sundae! for 100 BFFs at Southampton’s Is it tricky to eat out of a can? Zach Braff Blythe Danner Nammos. ☛ A Fox-y sighting! It’s actually a lot neater than a cone. You pop open the lid Bill O’Reilly ate a burger and go! The can’s insides are at the bar at Indian Wells Owen Wilson chocolate-covered to protect the Tavern. ☛ Blythe Danice cream. ner had a Sunday supper What flavors made it in the can? of mussels and fish and Root beer ice cream, stracciatella chips at Rowdy Hall. ice cream, mascarpone semifreddo, ☛ A surprise late-night Kelly Ripa macerated cherries, miniature birthday bash at Almond marshmallows, meringues, and a bit for owner Eric Lemonides of salt. and artist Almond Zigmund People wait hours for your Cronuts. brought out Anthony Weiner and What’s the last thing you stood in Huma Abedin (and the Baldwins, line for? Brooke Shields Ice cream, funnily enough. obvi). Marjorie Gubelmann was on What’s your next creation? DJ duty, and Joy Behar lead a conga I’ve got a good one coming up, with line out the door at last call. ☛ Sunny whipped honey butter. Stay tuned! side up! Steven Spielberg made a breakfast run to Babette’s in East SNACK Hampton. ☛ Barbara WalATTACK! Last month, The Daily’s chic ters got her fix of Beijing’s fleet of brand ambassadors doled out finest at Water Mill’s Red brightly colored bags of Pasta Chips to Stixs recently. ☛ Hamptonites in need of a nosh. Parfait for a summer afternoon moseying down Main Street or a pre-beach nibble.
With Jennifer Oz LeRoy, food and beverage director, The Seawater Grill at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa Which Seawater Grill dish do you adore? The burrata—it’s a feast for the eyes and tummy. What’s your room service order? The truffle mac ’n’ cheese, for sure! What do you eat in a typical day? I always start the day with a Suja juice, the Oz sushi roll for lunch, and for dinner I love executive chef Seth Levine’s fresh local striped bass. Did you ever come to Montauk as a kid? Yes, with my mother, Kay LeRoy. We’d go to Gosman’s. And my prom was at Gurney’s! 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk
NICOLE MILLER’S top SUMMER nibbles!
Fave discovery out East: Back Page Patio Café Obsession of the season: Mushrooms from the farmer’s market—just sautéed in olive oil. They need nothing else! Greatest kitchen hit: Smoked pork shoulder on my new grill. Seasonal regrets: I haven’t enjoyed enough clam chowder this summer. I haven’t been to The Clam Bar yet! I also regret not getting out to Montauk more often. Current NYC chef crush: Decoy’s Ed Schoenfeld. He rules! Foodie goals for next season: I had a divine watermelon gazpacho on a boat this summer. The owners were kind enough to give me the recipe! Surprisingly sublime meal: The Parrish Art Museum’s food was amazing! You never expect great food at an event. Dish worth copying: Keith Barish’s smoked whole chicken on the grill. Can’t wait to try it!
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With Nick & Toni’s new pastry chef, Rachel Cronemeyer Where were you baking before Nick & Toni’s? I spent a few years at North Fork Table & Inn. What’s your best seller? Bomboloni! They’re cinnamon sugar donuts filled with almond cream. You also do desserts for Honest Man Restaurant Group’s other eateries. How do you juggle ’em all? Very carefully! It’s crazy creating desserts for five restaurants. Nick & Toni’s has serious, elaborate desserts, while Townline BBQ has birthday cake and fried pecan pies. 136 N. Main St., East Hampton
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With East End restaurateur extraordinaire David Loewenberg
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Legendary editrix Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele has spent her career at the white-hot center of chic, spreading her gospel on the pages of the world’s fashion bibles. The Daily spent two hours in j’adore mode with the Parisian-born quote machine to get the inside scoop on #CerfStyle. ow do you define luxury? For me luxury is simplicity and should be effortless! You’re known for your singular aesthetic. How do you define #CerfStyle? I was born this way! My style comes from the inside. I work from instinct. I am totally visual. As Karl says, “a classique eccentrique.” I think he’s right. To have style is the most important thing. You don’t need expensive clothes to have style. It’s about attitude and personality. All my life I have always mixed high and low. That is #CerfStyle—something that I created and was recognized for. I was the first to mix Chanel jackets with jeans, furs, and T-shirts. I mixed Adidas tracksuits with gold Rolex Daytonas and Chanel bags. This is what I call my salade! I have done this all my life. You worked with Anna Wintour on her first Vogue cover and put Michaela Bercu in jeans. I was shooting couture in Paris with Peter Lindbergh. I said, “Non, non, non, don’t put the skirt on. Put on my jeans!” It happened like this. Now, it’s history! I’ve always done this kind of thing all my life. I was doing it already at French FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Elle for 10 years. You’re also not a fan of trends… I hate trends! I always create my own fashion. Trends are the opposite of me. When I see the collections of some designers, I know every single story the magazines are going to shoot. Unfortunately, people follow what they see and lack invention to create their own story. What’s the most luxurious thing in the world to you? My freedom. I was born in luxury. For me, it can be the most simple thing in life. But lately, perhaps the definition has changed. Sometimes what people call luxury is simply bad taste. What do you mean? I mean that luxury means a lot of things. I love sophistication. I love quality. For example, a simple fisherman navy sweater can be luxury. Often when I work, I say, “I don’t need all of this.” I prefer quality over quantity. I don’t know how to explain. It’s impossible to explain. Luxury is a feeling. I am luxury! You’re famous for being fun, but also tough, on set. Yes, I need action! I need movement, happiness, and good vibrations around me. I am full of energy, curious about everything, and have a sarcastic sense
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I don’t know how to explain. It’s impossible to explain. Luxury is a feeling. I am luxury!
waiting for me every day. I have been raised to appreciate things of quality and simple pleasures. I live in luxury continuellement. You keep it real. I am totally real, darling. The big trouble in my life is that I always say the truth. Some people don’t like to hear it because the truth can be tough to hear. But I always say it anyway. I can’t help it. C’est moi! Do you ever worry about hurting feelings? I know sometimes I hurt feelings. I don’t want to offend anyone. It’s just honesty. Unfortunately, I am authentic, sincere, and passionate. C’est la vie! Do you have rules you live by? Yessss! I love respect, love honesty, love friendship, love loyalty, love integrity, love generosity, love manners. No pretentiousness and fakeness with moi! People often refer to you as a stylist. Is that what you do? I don’t think about what people think about me. I build stories. I create style. Styling is much too limiting for me. I am an orchestrator and inspirer. I make things happen. I create magic. All this with a ton of energy, love, and passion. I remember at my beginning at Vogue, working with Christy Turlington in Cabo San Lucas, Patrick Demarchelier told me, “Carlyne, you can be a fashion editor. You can be a photographer. You can be an art director.” In the end, I did everything that I wanted—and he was right! You know what I like in my work? That things do not look dated. The way things are mixed. This is what #CerfStyle is all about. What do you think of the word “bling”? J’adore bling! J’aime ça! I sometimes prefer a certain “vulgarité” from what people call “good taste.” There is a fine line, but don’t ask me where it is. It is very tricky to explain! Do you plan your outfits the night before? Moi? Never! [Laughs] Okay, next question. What’s with you and leopard, by the way? Moi? J’adore leopard. I am obsessed with leopard because it can be the most divine thing if you know how to play with it. Worst fashion faux pas you’ve seen lately? Cannot answer. There are too many! Do you get recognized on the street? Sometimes. I’m always very nice with people who stop me. It touches me a lot. They see me on Instagram, I think. You’re a recent Insta convert. I’ve been doing it for a year or so. It amuses me. I could post a picture every hour, I have so much. What magazines do you read? I look at everything online now. But I’m bored looking at most magazines. This is a horrible truth. The only place I was still looking at magazines was on planes. Now, with the Wifi on so many airlines, I almost never do. What is it you don’t like about them? I have seen everything already online! What websites do you read? The Daily Mail UK is the best one in the world! You don’t have to go anywhere else because you get it all there right away. You should do a book. Of course I should do a book! I know I should. It’s incredible the luck I have had to have worked with so many great photographers: Penn, Avedon, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Arthur Elgort, Inez and Vinoodh, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, and so many others. Any final thoughts? I am a French, Parisian, eccentric, original, life addict. I am passionate, obsessive, creative, and honest. I am all about panache, sophistication, and simplicity. Luxury is the result of my authenticity. That’s it! As The New York Times wrote: “A Legend Who’s Unafraid to Say So.” Voila!
Now you can be a star overnight, like a mushroom! You can be a makeup artist, a hairdresser, a photographer, a model, a fashion editor. Overnight you are a star!
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of humor. Everything I do, even if it’s boring, I will do it with excitement. I cannot stand people who are down, morose, complaining all the time. For me, there is no separation. I enjoy everything I do. I love nature. I am obsessed with nature. And I adore animals, many times more than humans! I also cook. I cook like I work. I can cook with my eyes closed. I do everything with intuition. Are you surprised how mainstream fashion has become? No! I am not surprised at all. I think a lot of people now think it’s trendy to be in fashion, but they are not fashion. Let’s talk about your jewelry. You must have quite a collection. Yes, a serious collection. I don’t need to wear them all, or show them all. They are for my personal pleasure. What about your longtime relationship with Azzedine Alaïa? Discuss! I have the deepest admiration for Mr. Alaïa. He is beyond fashion. He is the master—he has always been and always will be. Azzedine is my family. When you have real talent, you have no need to be pretentious. I think this is the chicest thing in the world. He is a genius, off doing his own thing with people begging for his clothes. You also have a long relationship with Karl Lagerfeld. I do. Because Karl understands. He gets it. He gets everything quickly. He is one of the sharpest, most cultured people I have ever met. He’s like a walking encyclopedia! You were at French Elle for a decade during its heyday. What was that like? It was serious, but not pretentious. And we had a blast, too. We were a small, talented team, which is when you do the good s**t. But the thing I hate now is that it’s not quick enough. French Elle is a weekly magazine. Bing, bing, and it’s out. It’s good? It’s not good? Doesn’t matter! You like? You don’t like? Who cares? Next week, there’s another issue. It was not a big statement or planned. It was simple and honest. This is what fashion is about! How has fashion changed? I believe that there was a lot less space for mediocrity then. Why do you think that is? Perhaps the standards are not as high now. Now you can be a star overnight, like a mushroom! You can be a makeup artist, a hairdresser, a photographer, a model, a fashion editor. Overnight you are a star! Do you think designers have to be attractive now? I don’t think so, but the industry does. If a designer is hot, everybody is going to go, “Oh, he’s so hot!” I don’t care about this. Me, I prefer he makes a woman look hot. You love people-watching. I love to watch everything. I am totally obsessed with the street. I can sit for hours on the bench outside Sant Ambroeus on Madison, or on any terrace in the world: heaven total! The way people carry themselves in a crowd, the way they act when they think no one is looking. Mamma mia! The good, the bad—I love it all. I’m also obsessed with the way many African-Americans dress. They have style in their hearts. Much more so than white people. That’s not politically correct, but it’s true. They have style and exude confidence from the inside. I love it. We can’t imagine you at a desk job. I can’t imagine me either! Going to meetings, hours of brainstorming about fashion—it doesn’t make sense for me. Never again anymore in my life. I have to move. I need action. I cannot be trapped. I can’t imagine being creative in a cubicle, and feel so privileged and lucky that I don’t have to do it. Who lives the most luxurious life of anybody you know? I don’t know how to answer. Luxurious could mean a little shack on the beach, too. No cars, no noise, no people, but with cases of champagne. Dom Perignon? No! I have been raised with Cristal, so it’s just normal for me. But I always say I do just as well in a yellow cab as an SUV. I refuse to have a car and driver
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Vogue Germany, 2014
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list What does it take to emerge as one of our favorite Hamptons style-istas? Passion, whimsy, individuality, and the capacity to inspire with just one look.
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Jewelry designer Whose style do you admire most? Linda Rodin. Where do you find great outfit ideas? Traveling to the Southwest and to South America. What’s the oldest item in your closet? A nightgown from 1910 that I like to wear as a dress. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? Fur. What are you currently lusting after? Oxfords from The Row and everything Dries Van Noten. What are your secret shopping resources? Narnia Vintage. Great style is… Embracing your flaws.
Pamela’s Musts T-shirts: Isabel Marant Jeans: Levi’s Underpinnings: Kiki de Montparnasse Luggage: Globe-Trotter Workout garb: Live the Process Watch: My grandmother’s vintage Gucci
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Designer What do you hoard? Shoes. Who are the beneficiaries of your handme-downs? Charities such as ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund. What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet? My super worn-out velvet slippers that I can’t bear to part with. Where do you shop? I like Lazypoint and Figue in Southampton. What’s your most prized fashion possession? A beaded shell necklace made by both of my sons. Whose style do you admire most? Carine Roitfeld and Daphne Guinness. What’s the oldest item in your closet? My first Levi’s denim jacket that I got when I was 12. It’s quite shrunken! What’s the one thing you’ll never be seen wearing? A velour tracksuit! Do you believe in uniforms? No. I prefer to mix things up. What are you currently lusting after? A wonderful Antonio Berardi lace-inset rib-knit black dress on Moda Operandi. What’s your secret shopping source? FirstDibs, for great vintage one-of-a-kind finds, as well as Vintage Shop. Your closet could be described as… Eclectic.
WHITNEY’S MUSTS Jeans: Citizens of Humanity and Mother Underpinnings: La Perla Luggage: Louis Vuitton Stockings: Wolford Workout garb: Lululemon and neon tops from Butterflies and Zebra Jewelry: Whatever moves me! Watch: Cartier Panthère
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Danielle and Jodie Snyder Dannijo designers What are your most prized fashion possessions? Danielle: A vintage Art Deco diamond and ruby ring. Jodie: My Prada denim shoes. Whose style do you admire most? D: Francoise Hardy. J: Kate Moss. Where do you find great outfit ideas? D: Vintage shopping and traveling. What are the oldest items in your closet? D: A vintage onesie. J: A Victorian lace blouse. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? D: Crocs! J: Tube tops. What are your secret shopping resources? J: Our favorite place out East is Barbara Trujillo Antiques in Bridgehampton. You closet could be described as… D: Eclectic. J: Full! Great style is… D: A combination of confidence, spirit, and whimsy. J: Having a unique point of view and celebrating it.
Danielle and Jodie’s musts T-shirts: Vintage Jeans: Acne and J Brand Underpinnings: Fleur du Mal, La Perla, and Eberjey Workout garb: Lululemon, cut vintage tees, Underarmour bras, Nike shoes, and Everlast boxing wraps Jewelry: Dannijo and antique or vintage Native American and Mexican pieces
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Linda Fargo SVP, fashion office and store presentation for Bergdorf Goodman What’s your most prized fashion possession? An old Mendel leopard jacket with an incredible paisley lining and my versatile, clean Céline black bustier sheath dress that Michael Kors designed about 12 years ago. Whose style do you admire most? Short list is Giovanna Battaglia, Iris Apfel, Ranjana Khan, and Shala Monroque. What’s the oldest item in your closet? Probably my Alaïa broad-shouldered, leather crop jacket from the early ’80s. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? Neither sprayed-on jeans, midriff-baring crop tops, or shorts that are basically blue underwear. Do you believe in “uniforms”? Love a uniform! I’m always envious of Tonne Goodman’s. Saves so much time and money and lets you focus on more important work. With that said, I would get bored with myself, and if I think I look boring, than I feel boring. Your closet could be described as… A rolling rack parking lot? Chaotic order? Undisciplined? What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet? A Siegfried and Roy T-shirt and shearling-lined Ugg slippers. Great style is… Rare!
linda’s musts Jeans: Rarely! Though J. Brand if I must. Underpinnings: Lacy Luggage: T. Anthony Socks: Duane Reade or Wolford Workout garb: You must mean “wear to work”? Jewelry: Kentshire, Grazia Vozza, John Brevard, Paige Novick, Ashley Pittman, Vaubel, Hervé Van der Straeten, and vintage. Watch: Frank Mueller, Hermès, and vintage.
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Jennifer Creel Jewelry designer What’s your most prized fashion possession? A Saint Laurent pantsuit from my mother. Where do you find great outfit ideas? When I travel, I look for inspiration in the culture and the people. What’s the oldest item in your closet? My mother’s monogrammed shawl from the 1950s that I’m still able to wear now. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? I don’t think I could ever see myself wearing a crop top, even though they are very on trend right now. What are you currently lusting after? Everything in Chanel’s fall collection. What’s one word to describe your closet? Classic with a Bohemian twist. What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet? I wouldn’t have anything in my closet if it were embarrassing. I give things I don’t like to charity.
jennifer’s musts T-shirts: James Perse Jeans: MiH Underpinnings: La Perla Workout garb: Jennifer Bandier Jewelry: My own or Verdura Watch: Daytona Rolex
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Jenné Lombardo Founder of MADE What’s your most prized fashion possession? Anything passed down to me from my grandmother. I can’t wear most of it, but I appreciate the formality of style back then. There was so much pride and effort that went into dressing up. Whose style do you admire most? I appreciate menswear and think every man should dress like or try to emulate James Dean and Marlon Brando at least once in their lives. Tight, rolled-up T-shirts, baggy pants with a belt cinched at the waist, pants cuffed up high, a leather jacket if it gets cold. That look could break a million hearts! What’s the oldest item in your closet? Some Victorian lace tea dresses from the early 1900s. They are so ghost-like and beautiful. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? Khakis, Crocs, and anything by Christian Audigier. What are you currently lusting after? A men’s vintage Rolex from the ’50s with a brown crocodile band and a Toyota Land Cruiser from 1985–86 in light steel blue. What are your secret shopping resources? eBay is my go-to shopping destination, but I wouldn’t say it’s much of a secret. I also love going to yard sales and vintage shops in very non-metropolitan cities for amazing finds. Your closet could be described as… Organized! Who is the beneficiary of your hand-me-downs? My daughter, Roxy. Great style is… Confidence.
JennÉ’s Musts Jeans: J Brand and AND Workout garb: Nike Jewelry: Laura Cantu, Pamela Love, Jennifer Fisher, Anndra Neen, and Zana Bayne Watch: iPhone5
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Interior designer Whose style do you admire most? Anyone who is confident enough to define their own. Who are your favorite salespeople in the city? Tommy, at Reed’s boutique on Madison Avenue, is the best! What’s the oldest item in your closet? A white Chanel jacket that my mom wore at my baptism. It is also my most prized possession. What’s one thing we will never see you wearing? Flip-flops. Do you believe in “uniforms”? Totally—I wear pretty much the same thing every day. And I only wear navy, black, gray, and white. Your closet could be described as… Colorless. What’s the most embarrassing item you own? An “I love New York” T-shirt my parents brought me back from a trip when I was a teenager growing up in Paris. It was totally an omen!
T-shirts: Saint James for sailor stripes, Comme des Garçons for dots, James Perse for solid basics Jeans: APC Underpinnings: Eres for everyday, La Perla when feeling kinky, Petit Bateau when not feeling kinky at all Luggage: Globe-Trotter. I had a set made in dark gray with our hand-painted initials. Workout garb: Nike Jewelry: Reed Krakoff—both the ones he designs and the ones he buys me.
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Olivia Chantecaille Creative director of Chantecaille What’s your most prized fashion possession? My wedding dress. It was designed especially for me by my friend Giambattista Valli. How many heels do you own? Maybe 20 pairs. I’m more of a flats girl. How would you describe your Hamptons look? Easy with lots of color. Because I have a baby, I like pieces that I can put on quickly, like Thakoon dresses. What do you hoard? Gray sweaters. What’s the most embarrassing thing in your closet? I had a Wonder Woman costume in there at one point.
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Senior director of communications at Tod’s What’s your most prized fashion possession? All my Chanel. I was so lucky to have so much amazing stuff from when I worked there. Whose style do you admire most? I do love Queen Raina of Jordan’s classic elegance, but I also like Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Caroline de Maigret. French women are in a whole other category of chic. And I always think Caroline Issa is flawless. What’s the oldest item in your closet? Miniskirts from Abercrombie & Fitch that I got in high school, and vintage minidresses that my mom wore in the late ’60s. What are you currently lusting after? Céline wide-leg pants would be heaven. What are your secret shopping resources? I am very equal opportunity when it comes to shopping. If something strikes my fancy in a window I will go check it out. I love a little Forever 21 for summer things like cover-ups and beach sandals, which always end up being such hits with people and many people would never think to look there for that stuff! Your closet could be described as… High and low. That’s how I’ve always dressed. What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet? Probably those two Abercrombie miniskirts! SARIKA’S MUSTS T-shirts: Everyone from Alexander Wang to Madewell. Jeans: I have not worn jeans since 2006. Socks: I just wear little Nike white socks when I work out, and that’s the only time I wear them. Workout garb: Carbon38 and my friend just told me about Gap, which has great stuff.
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It was the cable that built the empire: David Yurman’s passion for sculpture and the American Craft movement during the ’60s eventually turned into a booming business, making Yurman one of the most iconic names in fashion. BY PAIGE REDDINGER
YURMAN-OLOGY 1942 David Yurman is born on October 12, 1942 in Manhattan. Sybil Yurman (née Kleinrock) is born on December 10, 1942 in the Bronx. 1969 David meets Sybil while working for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp in New York City. She would become his co-creater—his partner in business and life. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Late 1960s David and Sybil create their earliest collections under the name Putnam Art Works, selling them at arts-and-crafts fairs around the country. 1970 David apprentices with Theodore Roszak, a leading figure of the post World War II New York school of modern sculpture.
1970s David designs the sculpted bronze Dante necklace as a gift for Sybil. A gallerist falls in love with it and places a few in her gallery. They immediately sell out, launching the Yurman’s first jewelry business. 1979 David and Sybil Yurman get married at Temple Emanuel in New York. Afterward, they meet some friends for
lunch, then head straight to a business meeting, planning to sell their company. The sale is supposed to be Sybil’s wedding present, but the offer is too low. The Yurmans walk away from the deal. 1980 David Yurman, the brand and company is created, and later that year receives the Jury Award from the World Gold Council for the Starlight
Why do so many jewelers start out as sculptors? appreciation for good design, no matter where you find it…an Jewelry is sculpture on a smaller scale. Both stem from a feeling; the emotion elegant car, a beautiful painting, or a perfectly decorated cake. is then shaped into a tangible form. My work as a sculptor was the catalyst for They all have a profound influence on my work. the creation of the first Cable bracelet. Those same tools and techniques— Do you have any habits when designing? heating, melting, and twisting long metal rods to create new forms—were Part of the design process is solitary. I always play music, instrumental in the development of cable as the defining motif in my work. listening to everything from Andrés Segovia and Django What was your first foray into jewelry? Reinhardt to Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. When I’m My wife, Sybil, and I formed Putnam Art Works in the 1960s when we were working with my wife, it’s usually at the kitchen table. With living in Upstate New York. We were at the heart of the American Craft my staff, it’s at a really long table with anywhere from two Movement, making buckles, belts, and jewelry. “Works” was a popular term at to eight people. I also have a ritual that includes a millimeter the time, referring to making something by hand. The belt buckles and pieces I gauge, a Pilot pen, lots of blank paper, and trays of materials. was making brought art and craft together, crossing those boundaries through It’s an iterative process. We probably touch each piece of direct-welded bronze sculpture. jewelry an average of seven or eight times before it’s finished. You started the David Yurman brand a year after your marriage. How did you The brand has become known for its advertising campaigns. initially navigate working together all the time? Our campaign starts with product, and that truly is the focus From the beginning, as a sculptor and a painter, Sybil and I responded to each of every one of our campaigns. It’s a celebration of what we other’s creative ideas. Our different points of view created dynamic decisions in have done that year. There is emotion and feeling in jewelry, our life and art. People say, “Oh, it’s a love story.” It’s really our passion for art and we try to match the feeling of a particular model to what and design and the collaboration of creating. In our company, it’s two sets of the product tells us the story should be. hands and one creative vision. When did your son, Evan, join the family business? He was How would you describe your work habits versus your wife’s? What qualities 19 years old when he officially joined the company. He had complement each other? already gone through a slew of various jobs and had always All my designs start with my Pilot Razor pen and a Moleskine sketchbook— wanted to make jewelry for himself. He made a full there is nothing like a pen-to-paper sketch. I’m constantly drawing, whether at collection, and we challenged him to sell it. He sold it work or home at the kitchen table. Sybil is about fluidity and nuance—layering at our trade shows, and it did very well. color and emotion. We are perfect complements. Why did you decide to introduce men’s? What was the biggest struggle in getting your business off the ground? We started to expand on our The mundane challenges of financing—I had staff and craftsmen who were traditional men’s pieces in a willing to work and produce, but we had to find the money to run the business. meaningful way about 10 years In the beginning, it came from friends and family and also from the suppliers ago by focusing on inventive, who gave us extended credit. They were very much a part of our business and creative pieces that were remain so today. What got us off the ground was a $500 loan from the Jewish both expressive and Free Loan Society. masculine. We saw the What surprises you most when you look back on what you’ve built? opportunity to design The surprise is how much we’ve grown and the number of lives we’ve changed. handcrafted jewelry using Today, we have roughly 1,500 people that touch the product in some way. unique materials like Do you remember the moment when you felt “I’ve made it”? meteorite, forged carbon, We made a sale to the Neiman Marcus catalog, and it sold through almost titanium, dinosaur bone, immediately. Then we sold to the American Express catalog. I called to ask, interesting stones, and other “Did you misplace a zero? Is the decimal point in the right place? Is this the elements that speak to our men’s right order?” They told me it was a test order to see how well the product customer—someone who is confident All jewelry available at would do. They sent it to a few test markets with different demographics and and very comfortable expressing himself. 712 Madison Ave., NYC, (212) 752-4255 then placed the real order. That’s when I thought, we’ve made it. How are we Tell us about the newest collection. going to do this? The Hampton Cable Collection represents another unique Why do you think the cable became such a signature for the brand? evolution of Cable, and it is what I would consider our Cable is an ancient form and the river that runs through everything I do. It engineering masterpiece. The metal is sculpted into a pattern unifies my designs. As a motif, it expresses the idea of unity in a strikingly of smooth, articulated links with subtle movement that flow visual way. Cable is a helix—rhythmic, strong, and flexible. Like DNA, also a like undulating waves. It took over a year to get it right. helix, it has endless possibilities. What are your interests outside of work? What’s the secret to building a jewelry empire? When I’m not in the design studio, riding horses is my passion. Evan, David and Sybil Yurman Collaboration is the foundation of our company. I kept working one day at I’ve ridden since I was 8 or 9 years old with my dad. I regularly a time, but I couldn’t do it alone. First, there was Sybil and I sharing our love compete in Western Reining events, and I have two pleasure of art and our passion for making beautifully designed objects to wear. Out horses that I just trail ride with a close group of friends. of that grew a professional collaboration with our business partners and a personal Where do you spend the summer? collaboration with the people who wanted to wear our jewelry. If there is a secret, In Amagansett. I’m mostly with my family, and also ride solo or with my trail buddies on it’s our commitment to quality Saturdays and Sundays. in craftsmanship and our What’s next for the brand? More designs and collections—they’re always evolving. I said to my wife, Sybil, willingness to innovate. many years ago that this is one long art project—it just keeps growing. Also legacy— What do you think about when collaborating with and ultimately passing what Sybil and I have created to our son, you are designing? Evan, who is now involved in every part of the business. It’s an interesting transition, As a designer, you’re affected by your surroundings and the world because it’s not the two of us mentoring him, it’s each of us teaching the other about the process and how we affect it. at large—travel, nature, and an
We made a sale to the Neiman Marcus catalog, and it sold through almost immediately. Then we sold to the American Express catalog. I called to ask, “Did you misplace a zero? Is the decimal point in the right place?”
necklace, a precursor to the iconic Cable design. 1982 Evan Yurman is born on January 31. From a very young age, he shows an aptitude and love for design. 1983 David Yurman introduces the first Cable bracelet. The motif soon becomes the brand’s signature.
1999 The first major ad campaign is released, featuring model Amber Valletta shot by celebrated fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh.
is established. David Yurman Angel Awards are presented to individuals who give the gift of time and funding to charity and the arts.
2010 David Yurman celebrates its 30-year anniversary with the opening of The Townhouse, its new flagship on Madison Avenue, and a shop in Paris.
1999 The first David Yurman flagship store opens on Madison Avenue.
2003 The company moves its headquarters to NYC’s Tribeca nabe.
2001 The David and Sybil Yurman Humanitarian and Arts Foundation
2004 Kate Moss brings her charisma to David Yurman’s campaigns.
2013 Evan Yurman celebrates a decade as a key creative leader in the design of the men’s, wedding, timepiece, and high jewelry collections. all photos courtesy
luxepool All you need for your chic poolside attire this summer is a little white bikini and plenty of diamonds, darlings! Lounge in luxury with this sparkly array of baubles and accessories. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIORGIO NIRO STYLED BY PAIGE REDDINGER MAKEUP BY ANASTASIA DURASOVA FOR MAYBELLINE NEW YORK HAIR BY JIM CRAWFORD FOR JOHN FRIEDA HAIRCARE MANICURE BY GERRY HOLFORD
Diamonds Clockwise from left: Ippolita Gemma Drama necklace in 18-karat gold quartz, $12,000, Net-APorter.com; Chopard diamond necklace from the Red Carpet Collection in 59.26 carats of diamonds set in 18karat white gold, price upon request, us.chopard.com; Verdura white gold and diamond Kensington cuff, price upon request, 745 Fifth Ave., Suite 1205, NYC, (212) 758-3388
From top to bottom on model: Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, $220, DolceGabbana.com; Eres Hold Up swimsuit, $485, 55 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 6045544; Mitchel Primrose Linda clutch, $2,875, MitchelPrimrose.com. Clockwise from below: Lanvin bracelet in Swarovski crystal and resin, $4,290, Net-A-Porter.com; AS29 spine triple cuff in white-gold and black-gold-plated silver and black and white diamonds, $28,420, AS29.com
Chain Reaction From top to bottom on model: Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, $220, DolceGabbana.com; 16-row petite pave bead necklace, $3,250; La Perla bikini, $426. From top to bottom on left arm: wide sculpted cuff, $925; pair of 6-millimeter metro cable bangles, $1,950 (each); pair of 4-millimeter bangles, $295 (each); 4-millimeter cable hammered stackable bangle, $350; pair of pave outside bangles, $2,400 (each); 4-millimeter hammered stackable bangles in silver, $350. From top to bottom on right arm: wide crossover cuff bracelet, $1,100; thin cable bangle, $325; 6-millimeter metro cable, $1,950; 4-millimeter hammered stackable bracelet in silver, $350; set of three cable bracelets, $450; thin cable bangle, $325; pave outside bangle, $2,400; thin cable bangle, $325; pave outside bangle, $2,400. Clockwise from above: starburst chain necklace, $2,500; crossover hoop earrings, $21,000. All jewelry by David Yurman in silver, diamonds, and 18-karat white gold, 712 Madison Ave., NYC, (212) 752-4255
Dark Sparkle Clockwise from above: Kimberly McDonald 18-karat gold, geode, and diamond earrings, $12,225, Net-A-Porter.com; Jimmy Choo Feline heels, $1,250, JimmyChoo.com; Efva Attling Bend Over In Black ring in white gold with onyx and diamonds, $5,785, EfvaAttling.com; Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, $220, DolceGabbana.com
Clockwise from bottom: Baume & Mercier Hampton 10025 quartz watch in diamond-set steel, $10,150, London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 329-3939; Kara Ross white agate necklace, $3,560, 655 Madison Ave., NYC, (212) 755-8100; La Perla bikini top, $238, 66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton, (631) 324-0683; Monique PĂŠan diamond and woolly mammoth bangle, $4,160, Barneys.com
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For Milly designer Michelle Smith, the East End is a place to relax and rejuvenate. And now that she’s a retailer, thanks to her booming store on Main Street in East Hampton, she’s even learning to enjoy the occasional rainy day. BY ASHLEY BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY BY stefania curto
What is your personal history of the Hamptons? But we do go to a few events, like Super Saturday, which I started coming out in ’96 or ’97. I was dating Andy [Oshrin], is a really great day, and I do make an effort for that. who is now my husband, and we spent a lot of time in I love color and print, and this is a great place to show Sagaponack. Gibson Beach was our favorite. Now that it off. we have kids, we tend to go to Sagg Main or Flying Point, How has your perspective on the Hamptons changed because they have bathrooms and food trucks, but Gibson now that you’re a retailer out here? was a really cool hangout at the time. I really love it here— It’s funny—I’m not as depressed on rainy days, because there are so many artists and photographers. I love the light, people tend to shop! I love having a store and spending I love the sea.... I’m really inspired by this place. some time there, meeting the customers. On summer What are some of your favorite memories from your afternoons, we have cocktails. time here? What are people buying this season? We had a really fun party when Andy and I were dating—it Long, colorful dresses are great, because there are a few was supposed to be outdoors, for like 500 people, but we big benefits—like Watermill and Southampton Hospital, had to move it inside, to the house. Afterward, it looked like and the Parrish Art Museum, VH1 Save the Music—where it was painted red from all the vodka punch flying all over the people want to wear something that’s very eye-catching. walls. It was an amazing night. But most of my memories are I think I’m the go-to for that! Other than that, our Milly pretty simple—walking the beaches when I was pregnant, Cabana bikinis and cover-ups do really well. And the having my children with me.… Now, it’s really a family place minis—little girls love to match their mommies! for me. Sophia Oshrin [sitting on mom’s lap]: I love matching. What are some of your rituals? How many stores do you have now? We like to go crabbing on Mecox Bay, and I love to wake up Two stores in the U.S.—Madison Avenue and East and walk down the street to the coffee shop for breakfast. Hampton—five in the Middle East, and one in Japan. I like to go to SoulCycle in Bridgehampton to get a little Opening more stores in the United States is definitely cardio, and then I feel like I can do whatever I want, even if part of the plan. that’s just hanging by the pool. I make salads, Andy likes to You went through a rebranding two years ago. How’s grill, and we receive friends. I really like the outdoor life here. the response? I love paddleboarding—Mecox Bay is a great place to do it— It’s been amazing. It was scary at first, because you don’t and it’s a beautiful area to run and golf. want to alienate your current customer while bringing a Where do you golf? new girl into the mix, but it’s been fantastic. It was time At Montauk Downs. And we take the kids to mini-golf. I’ve been golfing for for a refresh. about 15 years. I don’t belong to a club, and we don’t do it that often, but I Love your Instagram [@millybymichelle]. What constitutes a can pick up a club and play. #millymoment? What’s your East End look? [Laughs] An amazing thing that happens to you when you’re wearing Milly. When I first came out, we went out a little bit more, but dressing up was never really what it was about for me: I always want to leave my high heels in the city and live barefoot. It’s about really relaxed living and being close to nature—the sun, the sea, and farms. I love my Milly Cabana bikinis and cover-ups. I wear a different bikini every weekend. I’m a little bit spoiled in that respect. I get to keep a copy of every bikini I’ve made for myself. I pretty much live in a swimsuit all summer long. I’ll put on an easy dress, maybe with some rhinestone flip-flops, to go out to dinner with my husband, but we’ll usually pack up the kids in the car and take them to the Clam Bar in Napeague, Milly Fall 2014 and I’m usually in cutoffs and a sweater.
It’s been amazing. It was scary at first, because you don’t want to alienate your current customer while bringing a new girl into the mix, but it’s been fantastic.
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Black acrylic, polyester, and wool single-breasted oversize coat
Bordeaux silk long-sleeved dropwaist dress with bonded pleated skirt
Plaid crewneck pleated dress
V-neck drop-waist cami dress
Intarsia logo turtleneck
Sequin skirt shift dress
“DKNY’s fall collection is a celebration of real New Yorkers—creative people who mix it up and make something completely unique. The pieces are a mashup of street and chic, sport and classic, tailored and sexy. We give you the elements; you make them your own.” —Donna Karan
Faux fur striped coat
Faux leather–front sweatpants
Pleated midi skirt
Side zip mini skirt
Cardinal plaid mini circle skirt
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CHIC spree “My Pre-Fall 2014 collection is inspired by the story of Grey Gardens, a once-grand mansion in the Hamptons that becomes dilapidated over time due to its eccentric inhabitants, the Beales. This romantic concept of the gardens growing over the walls, the nature outside creeping into the home over time, is the spirit of our floral cutout embroidery and main botanical print.” —Rebecca Taylor
Sleeveless V-neck embroidered circle top in aruba
Avedon ankle skinny jean in white
Quilted floral with leather in midnight
Sleeveless V-neck poplin dress in aruba
Short-sleeved hammered silk pleat back tee in sand
Avedon ankle skinny jean in white
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Grey Gardens sheer panel midi dress in black and white
Short-sleeved hammered silk pleat back tee in sand
Avedon ankle skinny jean in white
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Sleeveless crepe gauze top in lush
Poppy easy pant in white
Sleeveless mix tweed pleated dress in cream mix
Long-sleeved open cable sweater in cream
Short-sleeved Grey Gardens combo top in black and white
Pleated and colorblocked midi skirt in multi
Sleeveless V-neck Indian floral top in aubergine combo
Textured Ava pant in chalk
Ottoman sweatshirt in medium melange grey
Avedon ankle skinny jean in white
Grey Gardens Matelasse dress in black and white
Short-sleeved sparkle jacquard sweatshirt
Laser-cut poplin skirt in chalk
Long-sleeved floral blouse in cream
Short-sleeved novelty eyelet dress in chalk
Skylar short in white
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Promesse mood board by Alexandre Peraldi
a Promesse to Keep
Over its 184-year history, Baume & Mercier has been revered for its quality Swiss-made watches that have the look and feel of luxury at a price point that encourages collecting. For the first time in a decade, the brand is launching a new womenâ€™s line, Promesse, based on an archival piece from the â€™70s. So what took them so long? CEO Alain Zimmermann and longtime design director Alexandre Peraldi fill us in on the complicated process of perfection. BY PAIGE REDDINGER FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
What inspired the collection’s name? Alain Zimmermann: Designing watches is very difficult—this one took around five years just to design. The name is the first contact—it’s a message. The overall brand message is about celebration, so we said, “How can we find a name that tells the story?” It’s not just a watch. It’s not just mechanics and components. Promesse sounds feminine, and it’s a name you can use all over the world: “Promesse” in French, “promise” in English, “promessa” in Italian. Like a promise, it’s universal. The watch is a promise to somebody you love, somebody who’s important to you, or even a promise for yourself. This is Baume & Mercier’s first new women’s watch in 10 years. Why now? Alain: I am relatively new to the brand having joined in 2009, but Alexandre has been here for 10 or 15 years. I discovered how important it is to have a balance between men and women. A lot of brands have both collections, but when it comes to credibility, is it natural? Only for very few brands, and Baume is included. In the past 10 years, because of the success of some of our men’s collections like Classima and, more recently, Clifton, we went toward men’s. The last very successful collection [for women] was Linea, and then we had the Hampton line. So five years ago, we decided it was time for something new. How did you decide on the oval shape? Alain: The Hampton featured a rectangular shape, and with Linea, we used the Tourneau shape. There was no reason why we shouldn’t have added one more very unique shape. So let’s go for the most important, the round shape. But creating a round shape with some signature is the most difficult. Alexandre had hair five years ago, but he doesn’t have it any more! [Laughs] Why did the design process take so long? Alain: You have to explore every direction to make sure the final one is the right one. If you have no price limit, it is very easy. When it comes to combing quality, uniqueness, and price, that takes time, especially on a round watch. Alexandre Peraldi: The round shape was a nightmare, to be honest, but also a great pleasure. To design a watch for a man is easy. It’s big or small, black or
Promesse 10163 mechanical self -winding movement in polished and satin-finished two-tone
Our purpose is to create watches for now and the future, like the Promesse. When you make a promise, you don’t make a promise back in time. A promise is always into the future, and so are our watches.
Promesse 10166 quartz watch in diamondset polished stainless steel and black mother-of-pearl bezel with glossy black
white, sporty or classic. Alain: Designing the case for men is where you put all your energy, then you add the bracelet. For women, it’s a jewelry piece, so the bracelet is equally as important as the case. Even more complicated is the integration, making sure that it is one whole piece, not just something that has been added onto the case. Either you compromise and say, “I’m fine with it,” and you’re ready after three years, or you don’t. That’s not the way we conceive watchmaking. If we have to compromise, we prefer to say “no.” We pull back and we start again. It’s not a fashion collection—a watch lasts forever, so you only have one chance to make it right. How long does it usually take you to create a new design? Alexandre: Between two and three years. The Promesse took five. We tried many, many different aesthetics. It’s based on an archival piece from the ’70s? Alexandre: Yes. We chose it because of the round interval. The objective was to be round, but with a touch of originality. Alain: We wanted it to be wearable every day. We didn’t want a niche watch for just three occasions a year. Alexandre: We came back with something simple. We kept the oval and we tried to keep the vibration from the oval to the bracelet to have fluidity on the wrist. It was hard work to develop all the parts separately but as the same piece. Adding the bracelet took very, very long. We also worked with the industry and the marketing team, because they have a target in terms of price, and we have a target in terms of aesthetics. Alain: What makes Baume & Mercier strong is making watches that are very contemporary. The woman of today is not living in the ’70s. Our purpose is to create watches for now and the future, like the Promesse. How is the collection priced? Alain: Some styles are priced at $1,900 and our most special piece is $7,300. It’s very importantas a brand that we remain accessible to our clientele. We want them to feel good about purchasing a 100 percent Swiss-made watch of the highest quality that is still affordable. Do clients ever request custom pieces, like those from your museum in Geneva? Alain: Sure. If we were in Geneva today, we would put pieces from 1918 on your wrist, and you might say, “Could you produce one for me?” But our goal is not to make just one woman happy. It’s to make as many women happy as possible.
Promesse 10162 mechanical selfwinding movement in polished stainless steel and mother-of-pearl
All watches available at London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 329-3939 a l l ph o t o s c o u r t e s y
The Italian stunner (and bona fide princess) Melusine Ruspoli has landed her first Salvatore Ferragamo campaign. So how will she celebrate? By spending her summer in the Hamptons, of course. BY PAIGE REDDINGER PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIORGIO NIRO
Welcome! What are your impressions of the Hamptons? It’s really American here—it’s like being in a film where everything is really nice and the homes are like dollhouses. Everything is perfect! In Italy, everything is much more rustic. Have you been enjoying the nightlife? I’ve been to a lot of house parties in East Hampton and Southampton. I’ve also been to Montauk— Surf Lodge and Navy Beach. Have you done any shopping? No, I don’t have time. I prefer to go to the beach! What do you like to do when you’re at the beach? Just relax, be with friends, and stay together and have a good time. Are you a swimmer? I like to go in the water when it’s really hot outside. I like to do sports. I don’t surf, but I wish I could. Do you play any sports? I used to ride horses, but now I swim and run a lot. What do you love about the Hamptons? I like the fact that we’re so close to the city and we have a little paradise. Thoughts on our beach attire? Americans wear too many clothes! Where do you vacation? We have a family castle near Rome called Castello Ruspoli in Vignanello Viterbo, and we spend a few days with all the family there. And usually, I also go to the South of France, then I go to Capalbio, Capri, or Panarea. Usually we go there with a lot of friends. There are no electric lamps, and there are really cool places to go at night. During the day you take these little boats and you go in the sea and there are spots where everyone meets. It’s really cool. What was your reaction to being cast in the Ferragamo campaign? I was really happy, especially because Ferragamo is an Italian brand, and I am really proud to represent a brand that has tradition. For me, this brand means a lot. What was the first Ferragamo piece you ever bought? The Varinas. They took inspiration from vintage FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
shoes and then made them new—and they’re also the brand’s best seller. Now I’ve discovered the Fiamma, and it’s a really cool bag. It’s timeless— you can wear it however you want. Who are your fashion icons? Coco Chanel; Karl Lagerfeld, because he knows how to manage different brands; and Wanda Ferragamo. She’s 90 years old, but she’s still in the office every day. How do you feel about your princess title? In America, people are really amazed by it. I have to say, it’s helped me a lot. In Italy, it’s more common. I have other friends who have titles, so we don’t care as much about them. We heard you attended the Bal des Débutantes in Paris… It was like being in a fairy tale! I met girls from all over the world. I also had a really good time trying on dresses, because every girl was trying to represent a brand. What did you wear? Chanel.
What’s your earliest fashion memory? I’ve been obsessed with clothes since I was little. I was always going in my mother’s closet, but she would never let me borrow anything. Now, I take some of her things when she’s not there, and I put them back nicely like nothing has happened. But my mother is a perfectionist, so sometimes she notices that it’s been used and then it’s a disaster. Do you have sisters? No, but I have four brothers. What was that like? I like it because I didn’t have to share anything, and I feel really protected with all those brothers around. How would you describe your style? Easygoing and classic, but it depends on the occasion. Are you in school? Yes, I’m going to Istituto Marangoni, a fashion institute in London where I will study fashion business.
The GEORGe WAYNE Q&A:
ROSS BLECKNER From his bestie Calvin to his Mudd Club days, Ross Bleckner’s past, present, and future are discussed at length with friendly interrogator George Wayne. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL BRENNECKE
So, Ross Bleckner, your Wikipedia claims that you studied with Sol LeWitt and Chuck Close. Does that mean you interned for Sol and Chuck? No, George, that just means that when I went to college at NYU, they happened to be teaching there. And you know how it is, George—you kind of enter into a dialogue, and sometimes that dialogue lasts a long time, and it did with both of them. Of course Sol has passed FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
away, but I knew him for many, many years. You first started going to the East End how long ago? And what has always intrigued you most about the Hamptons? Well, the greatest thing for me is that it is close to New York City and even though I used to be “upstate’’ in the Hudson Valley in the ideal dream farmhouse, I decided to make a clean break in Sagaponack. Here, I
have close friends and privacy when I want it. I am here from the second week in May until around November, so for more than half the year, this is where you will find me. Do you keep a schedule when you are out here? Where do you shop for bagels? I never keep a schedule, and I never shop for bagels. You own Truman Capote’s place, for Christ’s sake! And GW is f***ing envious! And amazingly, you bought it for peanuts—a mere $800,000 in 1990. Today, you could easily sell that property to some bored oligarch for $40 million! That would be nice, trust me. I would be happy to sell it to some oligarch. What is it about that iconic piece of East End real estate that screamed, I have to own it? It just happened to be available. It was just one of those circumstances. And you entertain here? And do you allow public tours of your studio? No and no. I never entertain here, but my friends can come over, sure, and I will serve them one bottle of Poland Spring. Well, you were born under the sign of Taurus, after all. And you know what they say about Taurus men: They tend to be very stubborn and are creatures of habit. And most important of all: They are very, very cheap! Describe you work in general terms. What is it you seek? My paintings have a lot to do with consciousness and microcosm and looking out at the architecture in the sky, and looking in at the mind and the body and the place where all that intercepts. Hence, some of your best-known works, where you have incorporated the use of your brain scans. I believe if you look at something close enough and long enough, it all becomes abstract. And how successful was your recent show at the Mary Boone Gallery? Were you happy with the reception to this year’s first shown works in many, many years? Yes, I was very happy. Most of the pieces have sold, and I felt good about the work. I am sure if anyone has seen the much talked about, much buzzed, finally finished brand-new home of your BFF Calvin Klein, it would be you, Ross Bleckner. Is it a modernist, jaw-dropping masterpiece? It is actually very simple and romantic, and very much the essence of Calvin. It is completely in line with his aesthetic, with an abundance of natural light. Is there going to be a huge bacchanal there this summer? No, those days are over. You know, I always remember the summer of Calvin and Nick a few seasons or three ago. The first time I saw them together at some posh event in Water Mill, I thought to myself, Wow. I love the way they complement each other. The chemistry was so natural—Nick Gruber was clearly being groomed to be a younger and gorgeous version of his sugar daddy. But they were a great couple! I think Calvin should give
Nick another chance. I know Nick well and despite his erratic behavior, I like him a lot. Well, that is never going to happen. That is so over. And like Calvin, you also have a twink fetish, or so the rumor goes. A what? A twink fetish—you prefer the company of much younger men. [Laughs uproariously] Hah! That is not at all true. At all. Is there any significant other in your life? I have a boyfriend, and he is no twink. One thing you love doing on a fabulous, flawless sun-swept Saturday afternoon in Sagaponack would be what? Working in my studio more often than not, and I like to visit Wainscott a lot for some reason. I also like going to the beach, but I will not tell you which one. I have been working so much because next season I will be part of a huge, huge retrospective at the new Parrish Art Museum—both David Salle and myself. [Admires George’s handwriting] Gosh, I love the way you write. No one can understand it. But that is the entire point, Ross. This is the GW version of hieroglyphs! Only GW can translate his entire penmanship. It is done on purpose. That said, do you feel that you are in your most creative fecund of late? I am always inspired when I go out to Long Island for the summer, and I am actually looking forward very much to what the rest of the season holds as far as my creative fecund as you call it [laughs uproariously]. I have been putting together a lot of ideas that I will explore in the open air of Sagaponack. I think you need to loosen up and sex up the next big projects, Ross Bleckner. Your work is way too dense for my personal tastes. I don’t really get it, to be quite honest. Maybe that is why as your own longtime gallery guru Mary Boone says, “Ross is an artist’s artist.” I think you need to take a field trip to Venice for some inspiration. I’d love to, and I will take you up on that suggestion, but after the summer—it is way too hot and touristy now. As for not “getting my work,” there is not much to get. Yes, it is very layered and very evocative of the elusive light source. But that’s just my way of making you think. You resurrected op art in the 1980s, according to one astute art critic. What would be your ethos or raison d’être for your 21st-century work? I would say that it will encompass a certain fragility and at the same time a certain agility, and that is all I will say for now. Another fascinating factoid: Back in the ’80s, Ross Bleckner lived in an apartment right above the legendary Mudd Club. The Mudd Club is the reason I decided I just had to move to New York City. I will never forget how starstruck and overcome with joy I was when I first walked into that hovel. For there across the room were Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. I was just giddy with glee.
Yes, I did live above the Mudd Club, and yes, I am not surprised you saw Keith Haring there, because he used to work there at the time. I was never friends with Andy Warhol. I always thought he was a bit of a creep.
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Yes, I did live above the Mudd Club, and yes, I am not surprised you saw Keith Haring there, because he used to work there at the time. I was never friends with Andy Warhol. I always thought he was a bit of a creep. And to be quite honest, even though I lived above the Mudd Club, I hardly ever went there. And why is that most of your works are titled “Untitled’’? That all sounds so forced and pretentious. Why is it that hard just to throw a title on a completed painting? Because I like the idea of the person viewing my work to come up with their own ideas, their own thoughts on what the work means and as such what they would want to call it. I guess that it all just defines the essence of my ambiguity. WAY N E : G I O R G I O N I R O ; S T R A N G E S I S T E R : PAT R I C K M C M U L L A N . C O M
Tick Talk! Long Island’s scariest local opens up about life in the dunes, losing his family, and his search for the perfect host.
Thanks for talking to us! I know you’ve been super busy this summer. Hey, don’t mention it, bro. I’ve been hangin’ around out here all summer prayin’ for some idiot to stumble past me. They always do. Shouldn’t be too long. So you’re currently unattached? Completely. My wife disappeared a few months ago. She got picked up by some five year old in a Vilebrequin. The one with the crazy octopuses— I hope he’s okay! Whatta ya mean he? What about her? The kid’s nanny probably crushed her with a tweezer, for all I know. Or even burned her with a match! My God, I don’t even want to think about it. We’re sure she’s in a better place. Is it lonely out here? It can be, yeah. I’ve got a few hundred kids but they’re mostly off doing their own thing. I’m an old parasite. This is probably my last host. I can’t fly or jump so it’s basically a waiting game. I usually go by body odor, body heat, vibrations— Questing, I think it’s called. Something like that, yeah. I’m
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just a parasitic bloodsucker, buddy. What do I know? You’re part of the arachnid family, yes? I see somebody’s been readin’ Wikipedia! I tell my youngest he’s part vampire, which is great. Builds his self esteem. The spiders think they’re better than us. Can you blame them? I can’t, really. We’re the most hated pest on Long Island after the share house renters. Every summer there’s a whole big freak-out about how we’re worse than we’ve ever been. Or so I’m told. I’m only five months old. Does that sort of thing upset you? Of course it upsets me. My family’s been on Long Island for the past 5,000 years and now some guy who spends six weekends a summer here is gonna tell me I’m a nuisance? I’ve lost millions of family members to these people. Millions. But they can’t keep us down. They certainly can’t. What scares you most? Asking for a friend. Aside from tweezers? Probably DDT, but they outlawed that stuff in the ’70s. I’ve heard stories, though. Not to be indelicate, but do you carry diseases? You’ll never know, will you? Neither will I, actually, unless I get pinched, stuffed into a Ziploc, and mailed to some lab for testing. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up. Absolute animals, these people. What’s your favorite part of the body? I’m an armpit guy myself, but I’ll take what I can get. You should come out and see me some time. You sound tasty.
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