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The Magic of Winter When the holiday season comes, the most wonderful time of year is only getting started. At Nemacolin, winter long, with magical experiences and seasonal delights to keep you jolly well into March. Frolic in our wonderland in the Laurel Highlands,
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Salut, Darlings! Once again, we’ve navigated our way from the summer soirées of the Hamptons and the catwalks of NYFW to land on the Lizzi Bickford Meadow sunny shores of South Florida! We’re thrilled to be back with an art-packed issue brimming with sensational seasonal style, luxe gifting, and chic intel! We have so much in store for you on these pages, but before you go, don’t forget you can get your “daily dose” of fashion news and more on Instagram @dailyfrontrow and online at fashionweekdaily.com. You know you want to! Ciao for now, Lizzi xx
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DATES FOR YOUR
11/28: Tod’s celebrates Artcycling project with Willie Cole and the Mosaic collection. 29" Tall Holiday Ornament, $500, available at Unlimited Earth Care
11/29: Dior Medallion Chair exhibition and cocktail event.
Alessandro Michele and Gwyneth Paltrow
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11/30: The Daily Front Row dinner to fête cover stars Candice Swanepoel and Emmanuel Taku.
Gucci Gang, assemble! Thanks to Alessandro Michele, the international fashion industry descended on Los Angeles for a spectacular show with a difference. Gucci Love Parade saw the likes of Macaulay Culkin, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Jared Leto walk the “runway”—aka Hollywood Boulevard—while stars including Gwyneth Paltrow looked on. And let’s talk about the frocks! We can’t wait to see these sweeping sequin gowns on the red carpet come awards season.
12/1: Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Dylan Penn, and Anitta host an evening to benefit CORE. 12/2: ShopShops to auction handbags and sweatshirts painted by Amber Vittoria with a livestream and event at The Webster.
12/2: Chanel’s new two-story 7,600-square-foot boutique opens in Miami’s Design District. 12/2–12/3: Valentino brings The Party Collection to the Rubell Museum—over cocktails, mais oui!
Alessandra Ambrosio’s two-decade-long career is the focus of a new tome, Alé. The collector’s book features 20 years of memorable and iconic photos snapped by Stewart Shining. Congrats on the book! When did you meet Stewart? We met on a photo shoot for Wallpaper magazine in 1998! I had just arrived in New York and didn’t speak a word of English, but Stewart was so reassuring and protective. What originally made you want to be a model? I wish I could remember. Joking! What’s the most Brazilian thing about you? My love for my family.
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12/4: Cardi B to launch Whipshots with a party at Strawberry Moon. 12/4: Lizzo’s American Express UNSTAGED performance. Get your tix now!
Congrats are in order for Matthieu Blazy, who’s been named creative director at Bottega Veneta. Get ready for even more “Bottega green” in 2022!
THINGS TO DISCUSS!
1. Britain’s Maddox Gallery will showcase a collection of Banksy canvases for the first time ever at Art Basel. Bring your wallet! 2. It’s Lady Gaga’s world! Mother Monster is seriously serving looks 24/7 on the House of Gucci press tour. We approve! 3. Brands including piercing studio Studs, Anine Bing, and Veronica Beard are heading to the Sunshine State, while Loewe’s store has just reopened in Miami. 4. At The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Mark D. Sikes has reimagined Villa Aralia, while Aerin Lauder has designed holiday décor. DJ Pamela Tick will kick off her residency next month, too. So much yes! 5. Harry Styles beauty brand, Pleasing, will debut just in time for the holidays. Form an orderly queue, folks!
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SCENE • Oh, what a night! Who wasn’t at the LACMA Art+Film
Gala?! The 10th-annual bash brought together the industry’s finest to honor Steven Spielberg and artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. Among those in attendance, enjoying performances Hailey Bieber by Celeste and Florence Welch, included co-chairs Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, Lil Nas X, Jared Leto, Billie Eilish, Hailey Bieber, Awkwaf ina, Dakota Johnson, Anjelica Huston, Miley Cyrus, Sienna Miller, Serena Sienna Miller Williams, Salma Hayek, and more. Starstruck!
Is it just us or are celeb spawn Meadow Walker (whose dad is the late Paul Walker) and Eve Hewson (Bono’s actress daughter) the Meadow Walker spitting image of each other?
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THE HAPPIEST MEAL! Congrats are in order for Paris Hilton, who celebrated her nuptials with a three-day affair, including a carnival on Santa Monica Pier. Our fave part? The OG influencer’s new hubbie Carter Reum surprised her with her own personal McDonald’s food truck during the black-tie bash! Nothing says I love you more than Mickey D’s french fries!
Hotly anticipated Sex and the City revisit, And Just Like That…, will air on December 9. Much to our delight, the trailer teases all the drama, fashion, and flair we fell in love with the first time around. So grab your gang and pour some Cosmos! Here’s a drinking game to get the viewing party started.
CHIC COFFEE TABLE TOME ALERT!
* Cheers every time a fabulous pair of Manolos, Jimmy Choo, SJP, or Aquazzura heels appear. * Take a shot if Carrie mentions “later that day.” * Pour another drink if Big seems emotionally unavailable. * Have a sip every time a veiled reference to Samantha is made.
Art Director Teresa Platt Senior Editor Joseph Manghise Editors-at-Large Charlotte Bickley and Sophie Bickley
Photo Editor Tangie Silva
Palm Beach Editor Lizzi Bickford Meadow
Contributing Editors Sophie Sumner Natalie Betteridge
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Fashion Director Freya Drohan
Tom Ford’s iconic anthology has been the go-to fashion book for 13 years, so it’s about time we got an upgrade. Tom Ford 002 follows the designer’s path where the original left off, focusing on the rise and growth of his eponymous label. With no shortage of celeb appearances, it’s the perfect gift.
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ON THE TOWN WITH DUCKIE THOT!
Checking in with the Australian model, influencer, and UGG campaign star over dinner. Chanel S/S Welcome back! How was your New ’21York his clothes each season; he’s such a know what was going on [Laughs], Fashion Week? determined designer. It’s also nice to see but it was nice to walk with something It was good! I didn’t have a visa for about a year and a half, so it’s been great coming back to America recently and getting to see my peers, designers, and go to events.
You walked in LaQuan Smith’s amazing show at the top of the Empire State Building. What was that like? LaQuan is a good friend of mine, and I really love him. It’s just so nice to see
all the girls backstage again!
Any behind-the-scenes gossip? I think models mainly talk more openly at dinner and in private! We have more things to say there. Backstage is all about good vibes and having a great time.
Having poodles walking the show must have been fun! I didn’t even know they were going to be part of the show! I saw them and didn’t
What else do you have coming up for the rest of the year? Wow, it’s been a year! Great things are coming. I came back for such amazing opportunities, and I’m having a great time connecting with creatives and getting out of my comfort zone. I’m ticking off a few things I’ve always had on my bucket list. It’s exciting!
ON THE COVERS
(From left) Candice Swanepoel, photographed by Eduardo Bravin. Sister Sister 1, acrylic-on-canvas painting, 2020, by Emmanuel Taku.
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STELLA MAXWELL Presented by
“I really love what I do. If I’ve learned anything through fashion, it’s that it takes a team. It takes the passion and dedication of so many to create something beautiful.”
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A RETURN to GLAMOUR In tandem with the return to an in-person New York Fashion Week, THE DAILY FRONT ROW hosted its annual Fashion Media Awards at New York’s famed Rainbow Room in September. The evening shone a well-deserved spotlight on newcomers and those who have shaped the Zeitgeist over the decades. Host Alan Cumming had the room of luminaries in stitches, while emotional moments between friends onstage recognizing each other’s talent and determination had us reaching for the Kleenex. It was the moment we all have been waiting for!
Photography by HANNAH TURNER-HARTS and CAROLINE FISS
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“There’s a saying in fashion… ‘Once one person wants you, everyone wants you.’ For me, and many others, that person is Carine Roitfeld. For over 20 years as an editor, she’s been a leader in the industry of taking everyone and giving them a space in her respected pages. She makes her muses feel like no matter the perceptions we worry about, she believes in her vision and takes an active role in seeing our careers through. She makes fashion believe.”—Gigi Hadid “I’ve received a few awards in my career, but I’ve never received a fashion one!”—Carine Roitfeld
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ARTHUR ELGORT Presented by CHRISTY TURLINGTON BURNS
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“Arthur, you opened up a whole world to me and taught me how to be one of the best of my era. You taught me where to put my hands, how to eat and talk while jumping on a trampoline, all while being photographed, and in the process make whatever I was wearing look like others would want to wear it, too. You’ve documented my evolution into womanhood and treated me with dignity and respect.”—Christy Turlington Burns “I just want to say I enjoy every minute of it; I take pictures every day. And Christy is my favorite model!”—Arthur Elgort
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“I am very, very, very excited to present this award to my dear friend, a brilliant musician, actor, artist, my favorite party buddy. Let’s go out later!”—Charli XCX “Coming from Kosovo to London as a refugee, I didn’t feel that things like this would happen to a girl like me. Adapting to a new environment was difficult, but my dreams kept me hopeful and I found comfort in the artistic expression of both music and fashion.”—Rita Ora DAILYFRONTROW.COM
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Laura Brown and Tommy Dorfman
“I finally met my Christian.… He is amazing and exciting and I love him because he’s so insanely talented; it blows my mind. I love him because he’s so much fun and he loves and cares for his friends so deeply. It’s a privilege to give the Fashion Innovator award to a designer who is a free thinker, a pioneer in the fashion industry, and someone who continuously gives everyone permission to be who they want. I love this man!”—Alicia Silverstone “Most fashion designers in my era were obsessed with Clueless and [lead character] Cher. She was our own style icon. She really was. I really got her. I figured it out. What I also figured out is [Alicia] knows absolutely nothing about fashion in any way. Really nothing! Guys, it’s dark times!”—Christian Siriano
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EDITOR OF THE YEAR:
LAURA BROWN, INSTYLE Presented by TOMMY DORFMAN
“Laura is a rare breed in fashion, a burst of sunshine in an industry that doesn’t always value kindness. Equitable and open-hearted, her ability to make you feel like the only girl in the room when she’s with you is unmatched. She values love over hate, advocating for a more loving and accepting world in her work. Her heart is pure gold. She is, undoubtably, one of the kindest, most gracious, least pretentious people in this room, and that’s saying a lot because she’s also one of the most powerful women here, and globally, in her field as editor in chief of InStyle magazine.”—Tommy Dorfman “On behalf of myself and my wonderful team, thank you so much for this award. I share it with every single badass who showed up for InStyle this year. Speaking of which, I might send this to Dr. Fauci.” —Laura Brown
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STEPHEN GALLOWAY Stella Maxwell
“To celebrate, to champion, to admire—those are the hallmarks of her personal brand. To empower and also to celebrate women.”—Stephen Galloway “The most important thing about my job, even though I love fashion and clothes, I’ve been doing it all these years because I love women.” —Cristina Ehrlich
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PRECIOUS LEE Presented by SAMIRA NASR, HARPER’S BAZAAR
“The woman I’m here to celebrate is precious to me because she’s charting a new course for all women, regardless of race, gender, and size. My friend, you are a real-life goddess, and I’m so proud to share space in the world with you.”—Samira Nasr “I feel so grateful to be in front of you guys today and be able to thank some of the most amazing people who have supported me.… I want to be transparent in how grateful I am and how much this means to me. I’ve worked hard to be in this position to have an opportunity to transform imagery and the way imagery is passed down and the way people digest it.… To be able to breakthrough, I think of resilience. Being resilient is something that is always looked at as amazing, and it is. This breakthrough award gives people the opportunity to not just be resilient, but to be themselves and show up.… Being an African-American woman in this industry is something I will never take for granted. I’m incredibly grateful. I always want this to be something where it’s not the last time you see someone of my color and size in this position.”—Precious Lee
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“If there are two things I know and admire about Irina—aside from the fact that you’re one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen with the best sense of humor—one is that if she doesn’t love it, she doesn’t do it. Two, if she achieves one goal, there are three more forming in the back of her mind. While we are here tonight to celebrate her work with Tamara Mellon, I can only imagine what else we’re going to be applauding her for in the future.” —Candice Swanepoel
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WE’RE BACK! Awards aren’t the only thing going on at the FMAs! This year, the evening featured several activations from our sponsors, such as a fragrance-themed Yes I Am Cacharel TikTok photo op and a 360-degree Glam Cam with ShopShops. If it doesn’t end up on social media, did it even happen!?
The FMAs gift bag included items such as Moroccanoil products, Masuku masks, Fiji water, and more!
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HUGE THANKS TO… Kérastase, Cacharel, FIJI Water, Whispering Angel, Lamberti, King Buddha, and Rainbow Room. Additional thanks to… Casamigos, Belvedere Vodka, and SV Productions.
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THUNDER Not only is she one of the most sought-after models in the world, Candice Swanepoel also has a burgeoning empire on her hands with her eco-lifestyle brand Tropic of C. She tells THE DAILY how the line is growing, what she’s learned since becoming a businesswoman, and why it was important to her to be a swimsuit brand with a purpose.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: CANDICE SWANEPOEL; HAIR AND MAKEUP: CANDICE SWANEPOEL
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What’s new with Tropic of C? There are so many beautiful pieces we’ve added, along with our core styles, which are classics and keep selling well. We added a movement category and recently clothing, so we’ve continued to grow and reach so many beautiful customers all over the globe. You’ve had the line since 2018. How has it evolved? It has been growing at a rate I never could have expected. We’ve had some growing pains along the way, as all businesses do, finding the right employees and how to handle the demand and deadlines, but it’s all part of the process, and it’s a good problem to have. I’m constantly brainstorming the next collection for TOC. It’s always challenging and exciting as I put a lot of heart into it. What have you learned about yourself along the way? I’ve learned how important it is to stay true to my style and what I believe is beautiful. There can be many different influences and distractions these days. It’s
important to stay true to the DNA of the brand. It’s also important for me creatively to have moments to myself where I can let my creativity flow and find new inspiration as we’re constantly making new collections and supplying the demand. When I started this company I knew nothing about business. I’ve enjoyed stepping into my entrepreneurial power. How would you describe the aesthetic of the brand? Tropic of C is a brand for a conscious consumer. The general style is inspired by classic shapes and simplicity. These are pieces you can have for a long time, and they never go out of style. I imagine the Tropic of C girl to be an adventurous woman who likes to look chic and feel good on whatever adventure she’s on. I pay close attention to both quality and fit. I think my experience modeling and making a living by making some not-so-beautiful clothing look good has helped me design pieces that do the opposite; they help make you look good.
You’re involved in every aspect of the business, from design to marketing. What’s your favorite part of the process? My favorite part of running Tropic of C is the creative side, for sure. I love designing and finding new fabrics and colors, art-directing the shoots, and perfecting postproduction and marketing. I want the customer to feel a part of my tropical fantasies, to feel something more than just shopping. I want to transport the consumer into the Tropic of C world and almost feel the sun and elements that inspire me so much. My process is that I design with the location and feel of the collection in mind. I envision what environment the pieces will look best in and make the collection come to life. Does the C in Tropic of C stand for Candice? The C is for Capricorn or Cancer—the latitudes. I’ve always been ruled by the sun; it inspires me with its incredible colorful sunrises and sunsets and the ability to create life and growth. The sun makes me happy and is also the only way to be in a bikini all the time, which
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PowerWOMAN is when I’m happiest, so it made sense. It was a name for the place in my mind that is TOC, where summer never ends. But it can also be for Candice if you like! How would you still like to see the brand grow? I would love to keep adding categories and collaborate with other like-minded brands that I respect. I’m just happy to be reaching so many different countries and beautiful customers around the world who continually come back because they love what we do. It says a lot. Why was it important be a brand with a purpose, and who have you partnered with over the years to achieve this goal? It was important for me to have the sustainable aspect as I truly care and am inspired by nature. I think you can see that in most of the projects I do. For me, it’s about building something with integrity. It was never just about selling a product for me, and I believe if you try your best to give back in some way that life will be good to you. I guess it was about being proud of my business but also being able to sleep at night knowing I’m not doing more damage to the thing that inspires me most. We have partnered with amazing organizations in Peru and Africa that give work and power to women who need it. We’re continually finding new sustainable fabrics and methods to create our products and packaging. Some of the first companies we found, like Econyl and Repreve, were pioneering these methods at the time I started the company, and now many more like them are popping up with new technologies and ways of reducing the environmental impact. What are some examples of the brand being sustainable? There are different sustainable fabrics we use. Most are made by regenerated nylon fiber made from recycled materials like fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastics rescued from landfills and oceans all over the world. The liners, hand tags, and packaging were carefully picked to be 100 percent renewable and biodegradable. Where do you find inspiration when designing for the line? I find inspiration everywhere! It could be a woman on the street; it could be the shape of a leaf or flower. Culture and attitudes influence me, too—African culture and its beautiful prints and colors. Vintage fashion also inspires the shapes of my designs. I’m someone who sees beauty in everything and everyone, even in the most simple day-to-day moments that most people may not even pay attention to. How does it feel to see other women wearing the brand? It’s the most gratifying part of it all. To see women
feeling empowered and beautiful and enjoying their lives in my pieces makes me happy, knowing all that hard work is paying off. Tell us a little bit about the team behind Tropic of C. Our office is based in New York. My incredible partner holds down the fort while I sometimes work remotely when traveling and shooting. One of my oldest and dearest friends handles our wholesale. She’s based in London, and we have wonderful creative women collaborating on our marketing and digital, helping my
vision come to life. There’s also our business team, which works remotely tracking our progress and setting goals. The TOC team is still quite small considering, and it’s mostly working mothers. I’m very particular about the energy we allow into our little tropical bubble. You live in Miami now! What do you love about the area? I loved living in New York; I lived there for almost 14
years, so I really got the best out of it, but being able to swim in the ocean year-round is a huge plus for me. I thrive in a tropical place! It’s also somewhere I don’t need to wear shoes. Miami is close enough for me to be productive in New York when I need to be. But the main reason I live in Miami is that my children love the open spaces and water. It’s a lovely balance for me. Now that you’re a local, what’s your favorite restaurant in Miami? I love Mandolin Bistro. It’s the most amazing Greek food, and the place is outdoors and feels like Europe. Good luck getting a reservation! We hear that you’re working with the Route app. What appealed to you about it? Tropic of C has benefited greatly since we started using Route. It’s an amazing service to our TOC customers that provides protection in case packages are lost in the mail. Route has a unique approach to online shopping, rethinking the consumer experience from discovery of brands to delivery of products. We’re also launching our black and white capsule collection with Route during Basel. The holidays are coming up. What’s on your wish list this year? To take a week or two to block out a lot of the constant noise. I definitely need some time to recharge my batteries. This past year has been quite intense for everyone, and life seems to be back on full speed ahead. It’s important not to forget the lessons we learned through the pandemic. I’d love to go somewhere beautiful in nature and just be. Finding balance and peace is an important part of being able to handle and juggle everything in my life. What’s something you really don’t want or need this year? Drama, fake people in my life, or unnecessary stress. What do you typically do during the holidays? Go somewhere that inspires me or calms me, usually a place that is rich naturally, like Africa, Brazil, or Costa Rica. I enjoy watching my children be with my family and make memories. What are you looking forward to in 2022? I’d like to continue seeing my business flourish and whatever interesting, exciting things that may come my way. I’m very much an “in the moment” type of person. I’m extremely present, so I don’t really stop and think about the future unless I’m forced to. Life is all about learning and evolving, so I’m looking forward to what lessons 2022 has in store for me, both professionally and personally.
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Yellow Sister’s Keeper, Acrylic on canvas, 2021
Emmanuel Taku might use superheroes and deities as a jumping-off point for his work, but for the Ghanaian painter, it boils down to representation of the everyday man and woman. Growing up, he didn’t see people like himself in the stereotypical depictions of power shown in books, movies, and cartoons. In a bid to reclaim and reframe Black identity, his most sought-after pieces showcase individuals standing in solidarity and allowing their innate beauty and strength to shine through via their stature and dress. Indeed, the artist also wants to one day be something of a God himself, by nurturing fellow creatives in his home base of Accra and giving them the chance to make it to the top, too. Here, he tells THE DAILY how it all began.
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By FREYA DROHAN What kind of child were you, and what are your earliest memories of art? Growing up, I loved to read storybooks and see colors and paint. As a very young child, I loved to draw; I drew on the walls of my bedroom and on any book I could get. That’s how the whole thing started, and I knew I’d be an artist. I studied at Ghanatta College of Art and Design. After that, I did a bit of teaching, and now I’m a professional artist. Was anyone in your family an artist? There’s no artist in my family, but I grew up in a compound house and there was a man who was a painter. He wasn’t a professional artist, but I was close to him and I watched him paint. He helped me to try out painting, so that’s where the interest came from. How does it feel to be recognized for your work? I feel blessed to have this chance and opportunity. It’s not easy to get to an international level, especially this quickly. Some incredible artists have been doing this for decades and haven’t been seen
or recognized. I had my first exhibition in Ghana last year, after my Noldor Artist Residency. Through that, the owners of the Maruani Mercier gallery in Brussels saw it and reached out. Didn’t you initially sell your work though Instagram? Everything I am today is through Instagram! That’s how the founder of the Noldor Residency found me. He called me and everything started there. Without Instagram, I wouldn’t be where I am. Do you remember the first painting you sold? One of my old paintings, but I don’t remember the name! Talk us through your process. I plan sometimes, but mostly it comes to me subconsciously. I go through social media and try to find pictures that correspond with what I have in my mind. Sometimes, I’m not able to find the exact image I want to put on my canvas, so I pose myself and do what I see in my mind and take a shot of it. I don’t paint my own face though. I use deity and superheroes. The eyes are always blank. What does that signify? I remember watching Man of Steel and Superman, and Got You, Acrylic on canvas, 2021 DAILYFRONTROW.COM
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Go-Go Sisters in Red, Acrylic on canvas, 2021
when they get to that level of power, their pupils vanish and they have white eyes. To me, it signifies strength. Your figures are often clothed in beautiful textiles in a nod to the women you grew up around. Tell us about that reference. I grew up with a sister who was always at her sewing machine. She loved using floral fabrics; I think she got it from my mom. I didn’t even know I was doing it; I did it subconsciously. It was only one day I was interviewed and asked about the textiles that I made the connection to my sister. Are the textiles you depict from your imagination or do they actually exist? It comes to me naturally. I design the fabrics, like floralprint fabrics, on the computer before I transfer them to the canvas. I think to myself, “If I put this and this together…” and then I see what happens. Do you follow fashion yourself? I love fashion. I would choose a fashion show over a football match! Why have you chosen to base yourself in Accra? I love to see the people around me, the people I grew up with. The places I grew up. It brings back a lot of memories. I would like to travel, but I’d always want to come home and see people like me.
When did you first start depicting your subjects as demigods and heroes? I started this body of work with the residency last year. The residency you took part in also helped nurture mental health with personal guidance. How did that help you flourish? After the [first stage of the] residency, I was actually exhausted. I had this week with a psychotherapist and she took me through this mental-health journey. I had not had that before. It was helpful as I was able to relax, get close to nature, and get back my strength and all the energy that I had lost. I was so much stronger mentally after it. I would love to see a professional like that once a year. In your signature works, your subjects are rarely alone. Is that a conscious choice? In my country, there’s a proverb that says a broomstick can be broken easily, but when you tie them together, it becomes difficult for it to be broken. Putting two people together signifies strength and consolidation. I want to make it look like everything is possible when we come together. When we come together, it doesn’t matter the color of your skin—white, Black, or other. If we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do. Nothing can break us because we think the same way and we
want to establish and accomplish. If we are against each other and fight, push, pull, then we can’t get to the top. That’s why we must come together, so we can fight and be strong. That’s why I try to make them look like they’re one person. Spirituality is also a recurring theme. Why is that? In my country, we believe that the most powerful thing starts with what’s beyond the eye. They are more powerful than the things we see with our naked eyes. Because I’m projecting the Black man as a superhero, I try to bring what we don’t see to life with my brush and paint and newspaper. I try to bring the things that we don’t see but believe to be powerful. I want the person who sees this to believe that what he thinks is stronger than him. He can get to that same level of power. What about the use of newspapers in your work? It represents what happens in my country. I want to document what happens with words and letters. I also believe that words can make us or break us. The words that we accept, we become. I go with the flow, but put letters and words that the viewers can put together in a positive way. If we want to change and become better people, we have to change the words that we accept. Even if they are negative.
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Four Brothers in White, Acrylic on canvas, 2021
What words have had the most impact on you? I read this book that changed my life. It’s called The Secret of the Ages, by Robert Collier. I began to accept some words and refuse some. It helped me to realize that I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Anything is possible! If you can think it, then you can have it. What are your hobbies? I love to watch movies, and I love poetry. What drives you? I think if I allow myself to dream and push myself further, I will also be able to bring other dreams to pass. I think if I’m able to get to the top, I can also help other artists get to the top. That gives me the strength to work hard. I was once struggling; I know what it feels like. I want to help artists in Ghana. Some of these artists, they’re very good but don’t have the exposure and don’t know where to go. Even if it’s not in the art world, I want to help other creatives who want to accomplish something. If I can make it, I also
want to become someone else’s God, if I can. What inspires you? The books I read years ago and social media. How do you relax? I like water! Going to the beach or the pool is the best way to relax. What artists will always be the ones you look up to? I would say that the No. 1 artist I look up to is [Ghanian painter] Amoako Boafo. And my use of newspapers [in my artwork] was actually inspired by [Japanese conceptual artist] On Kawara. What’s next for you? I have a show called It Takes Two—Temple of Deities with the M Art Foundation currently in Shanghai through December 18. Also, the Lévy Gorvy gallery will debut two paintings at their booth at the ART021 fair in Shanghai. I’m also preparing two solo shows in 2022. How exciting! Big things are coming!
Camaraderie, Acrylic on canvas, 2021
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“Painting really is a form of meditation. Whenever you have a million thoughts running through your head, it sounds like a radio. When I’m painting or being creative, it’s the only time that those thoughts, the radio, can be background noise. It’s one of the only times I can sit in peace with the radio of my thoughts playing and pay no attention to them. I always come out of the meditation with a lighter perspective on life and the changing world around me, as well as a pretty cool piece of art. I’m fascinated by human features and the potential ability to find art and beauty in ourselves if we learn to appreciate our own individual uniqueness and quirks. No painting is or ever will be the same, and that’s what we find so beautiful about art—otherwise, it’d just be boring.”—Faith Henson, model
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“I paint because I can’t say it another way. I have painted self-portraits as a diary of an inner dialogue to express inner feelings. Nothing selfconscious about how I look. Feeling safe being intimate on the canvas. I have been the muse of many people through my careers as a model and an actress. But as an artist when I paint myself, I am owning back my image. In the process, I became my own muse. A portrait of a woman through a woman gaze. I hope that my selfportraits become mirrors in which the viewers can see themselves and passages of their own lives.” —Anh Duong, model/actress
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Some of the most successful names in fashion have unpeeled another layer of themselves as gifted artists. Meet some of the talents who show us another part of their world. By EDDIE ROCHE
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“I started painting when my son, Levi, was ’in the oven.’ I didn’t tell anybody for a bit that I was having him, and I needed to express my feelings. I had never painted before but had dreams of painting. I bought paint, built canvases, took a year off, and did 20 paintings.”—Chad White, model
“I create most of my art digitally with a Wacom tablet and vectors in Adobe Photoshop. My art is developed using shapes placed around and on top of each other in various colors to create an image. During the pandemic, I started experimenting with oil pastels and fabric to create art by hand to change the medium. Whether creating digitally or by hand, I always use bold and vibrant colors in my art. I would describe it as energetic. My favorite part of the process with any art that I create is working with color. I love mixing and matching bold colors as well as patterns, or challenging myself to make two colors work together that normally may seem like an odd combination.” —Monica Ahanonu, model
“After years of sketching and sculpting in college at American InterContinental University in London, I find painting a comforting stress reliever. It takes me back to when I was growing up. In a world constantly surrounded by fashion, I sometimes need to find other ways to release my creativity, and being able to paint these large canvases where I get to play around with colors, shapes, and textures allows me to do just that. It’s great how people have reacted to my art so positively. They allow me the choice of staying fashion-focused with painting beautiful gowns and recreating some of my favorite runway and celebrity looks in a painting; but also being able to be completely unrelated to fashion with my abstract, colorful large canvases and still getting as much love and support is a rewarding feeling.”—Christian Siriano, designer
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ArtEXHIBITION “My passion for art began at an early age. Drawing was my little escape, and I found a lot of inspiration in Barcelona, where I was raised. Pencil drawings were my first love, and my first real piece was at the age of 12—a realistic portrait of a horse. By age 16, I had already transitioned into drawing and painting portraits of models from any magazines I could find around the house. Fashion editorials spoke to me even before I got into modeling, so I pulled any references I could find and started integrating abstract elements into my mixed-media pieces. By 17, I had already established my own style and sold my first piece. Now I work with all media and surfaces I can get my hands onto but still maintain my original abstract portraiture components at the core of every painting I create.”—Rubina Dyan, model
“I’ve always known exactly what I wanted creatively; my experiences from my early 2000’s modeling days to sales director at Lanvin to creative-directing and running Baja East for the past eight years have allowed me unique perspectives that impact how I see things today. I’ve been on so many photo shoots over the years gaining a grasp on lighting and the technicalities of photography that my intuition in understanding the models I collaborate with and my eye for cropping the shots take that seed of an idea in my head to a whole new level of creative completion.” —Scott Studenberg, Co-founder and Creative Director, Baja East
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“I’ve been working a lot in the genre of animal paintings, which are straightforward to enjoy because they’re a visual language everyone understands, and depictions of animals are something that evolves dramatically in art history. I want to be working in that space. We all have fantasy memories of animals and creatures, from memes and shows like Pokémon and children’s books and movies. It was a lonely year of quarantine, and as these piles of my animal and creature and portrait paintings accumulated, I felt the paintings come to life and their presence permeated my home, like little pets and mascots and friends. The company they have provided me with has been cheerful and surprisingly dynamic.” —Jane Aldridge, influencer
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“We were in Paris during Fashion Week when everything started with a visit to the Picasso museum, where we bought some pillow covers. Being I hadn’t painted in a while, I painted a pillow to get myself started. I started painting during COVID because I had plenty of time between calls and Zoom meetings. It was perfect to stimulate my creative juices. I always found painting a therapeutic outlet for me; I love creating beautiful statements, whether it’s painting, dressing a woman, or designing classic cars. For me, it can be the most fulfilling art form to take on.”—Jeff Rudes, Co-founder, L’AGENCE
“I’ve been painting since I was a child; however, when I moved to New York five years ago, I was inspired by the freedom of expression that exists here to create, and after a long hiatus, I went back into painting. I consider myself a melancholic, so when it’s time for me to create, I dig deep into those silent emotions that are constantly playing in my mind and I create visuals to encapsulate them. My goal is always to convey deep emotions in my work, which forces viewers to look within their souls and be illogically intuitive.” —Afro Child, painter/model
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“I used to paint all the time, ever since I was little; I even won a prize or two and participated in several shows in my teens. It was my greatest passion as I grew up, closely followed by writing. When I started a new life on this continent in my mid-twenties, I found a medium that married my visual and writing loves in the magazine world, and that world took over my entire existence. Painting was always in the background, a hidden passion that I gave in to as often as I could. But this pause gave me painting back with astonishing clarity. I saw a certain kind of portrait, a composite of the women I’ve known all through my years as a magazine editor. I borrowed faces and bodies and layered a story upon each of them—behind their eyes, behind their scars, behind their smiles, and far beyond the canvas. They speak to me, and I can hear their tone, accents, backstory. I paint them as you would write characters for a play. Or for an act—maybe my third act.”—Brandusa Niro, Founder and CEO, The Daily Front Row
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LOVE, LIGHTS& DIAMONDS
The Pasquale Bruni name is known all over the world, thanks to its precious and luxe jewelry, but for creative director Eugenia Bruni, the focus is always on the innate sparkle of the woman wearing the designs. Following in the footsteps of her father, who famously founded the trailblazing brand in Valenza, Italy, at just 20 years old, she’s on a mission to make women feel empowered and special when they proudly put on their favorite piece. Here’s how she’s doing it! By FREYA DROHAN
Give us the backstory of the brand! We are a 50-year-old family-run Italian company started by my father, Pasquale, who was a pioneer in the jewelry world. He started the brand from nothing, with the goal to create a new type of fantasy jewelry. Our atelier is, and always has been, in Valenza—the city of gold. What have you learned from the family business? I’ve learned attention to detail and the courage it takes to grow a brand. And how to create jewelry in a meaningful, new way. My brother, Daniele, and I started working in the factory when we were really young. I fell in love with it—the handmade process, the technical side, the experimenting—when I was a child. Until 2001, the brand was under the direction of Pasquale. He helped to teach me but taught me how important it is to see all aspects and have a full vision of my own. What does your current involvement look like? We’re still a family business, so Daniele takes care of the U.S. market. What I’m trying to do is to create a jewelry brand of passion and experience. I want to create jewelry that empowers women. I’m in the factory every day. Maybe it’s because ever since I was a child,
Aleluiá Bracelet in 18K rose gold with diamonds (below), $28,000; Goddess Garden Earrings in 18K white gold with white diamonds (right), $26,800. Both available at pasqualebruni.com
it’s the place I truly love the most. The atelier makes me so happy. I feel that through my jewelry, I can leave something behind for all women. Right now, my focus is to challenge my design. I think we need that more than ever right now—creating beauty for women. How are you doing that? I study the anatomy of the jewelry, like I study the anatomy of the body and of nature. Nature is something that reconnects women with themselves. This is why it’s important to spend a lot of time in the atelier. I’m obsessed with shape, light, and making jewelry feel intimate. I want a woman to feel empowered by wearing the jewelry, but even when we have power, we don’t forget our feminine parts. I want a woman to bloom every day and reconnect with all of her sides while feeling unique. How does it feel to see people wearing Pasquale Bruni? It feels emotional! Every time! For me, the importance is when I see someone wearing the design and I see her actions, her attitude, her confidence. The approach of our jewelry is for people to love themselves through this light and to love others. When a client approaches me and talks to me, it’s beautiful to hear that they feel something special while wearing a piece. What do you think the brand has become known for? Our signature is unique pavé. It’s contemporary and full of emotion. People also know us for the way you can wear pieces from the Aleluiá, AMA, and Goddess Garden collections as a choker or a bracelet; they [represent] the many facets of a woman with all the different ways she can wear them. Do you have a particular favorite piece that you always wear? I always wear something in rose quartz. It’s a stone of love, and love is the main reason to be in this world! The Goddess Garden collection is all about leaves. When I
wear those pieces, I feel the power and the energy that a tree has, and I feel the light. What are you currently working on? The moon is a big influence, and the ocean. They’re two important elements for connecting with the emotions and femininity of a woman. I’m working on new research, so you’ll see that next year. It’s going to be mysterious, with a lot of artisan work in the collection, and I’m excited about it! What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? Christmas is a holiday with high spiritual energy. I feel at Christmas, we connect with one another through the light in our hearts, and it’s an inspiring time for me. In Italy, we spend the day with family and reunite. There are lots of animals, too—usually more animals than people! I also always do a yoga retreat because it’s important to reconnect. I take a few days to meditate and do yoga, so I can have beautiful new energy for the coming year. What’s your biggest dream for the brand? I’m a person who lives a lot in the present; I try to give all I have to the present. If you give all of yourself, things turn to gold. For me, it’s about spreading this love and emotion, being connected, and having gratitude. What I wish is that we continue to do that and continue to do it ethically.
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A FRESH TAKE
To mark the 180th anniversary of the Harcourt glass, Baccarat invited 11 fashion designers to reinterpret the icon with six facets and a hexagonal foot. Under the curatorship of Laurence Benaïm, these ingenious storytellers revisit the Harcourt glass and swerve it toward the colors of their world. Between upcycling and connectivity, craftsmanship and technology, the function becomes fiction. Designers Imane Ayissi, Benjamin Benmoyal, Tom Van der Borght, Clara Daguin, Honey Fucking Dijon, Kévin Germanier, Mira Mikati, Charles de Vilmorin, Victor Weinsanto, Yoshiki, and Jarel Zhang were selected to participate and flourished at the assignment. The pieces they created were exhibited at the Maison Baccarat, the original setting of the famous Bal des Matières of 1928, in Paris this fall. By EDDIE ROCHE
CHARLES DE VILMORIN HARCOURT FAMILY
TOM VAN DER BORGHT HARCOURT SURVIVAL GLAM
By recycling materials “that nobody wants,” Van der Borght used pearls, macramé, and even survival gear to compose a set of four glasses, adorned and bejeweled, like talismans. “Glasses can be connected to each other,” he says. “We want, through this project, to tell a positive story of connectivity, to celebrate life in color.”
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Multicolored eyes winged with false eyelashes, black arabesques escaping like flames, knotted scarves, polka dots, stripes, hearts—all the phantasmagoria of Charles de Vilmorin can be found in this palette designed in five Harcourt pieces. “At the Baccarat Museum, the large Harcourt glass with other smaller ones reminded me of a family,” he says. “I wanted to use two tall glasses for adults, and three other glasses for children, each with its own personality and originality. To make these faces, I drew on shiny plastic plates before heating them up. Hence, these uncontrolled forms, which gives an organic side to the technique.” A finalist for the LVMH 2021 Prize, de Vilmorin is now the artistic director of the Maison Rochas.
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JAREL ZHANG HARCOURT AVATARS
With an infusion of pixelated green color, the Baccarat glass lends itself to a double exercise in style. On one side, it’s shaped around hollow lines; the other is adorned with “energetic tentacles.” A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, Zhang created his eponymous brand in 2017, joining Fashion Week that same year. He’s now present in the digital calendar of Paris Fashion Week.
MIRA MIKATI HARCOURT POP
“I wanted to honor the colors and the know-how,” says Mikati, who was impressed by all the expressions of Baccarat during her visit to the museum in Paris, in June 2021. She dressed the Harcourt glass for a trip around the world. “Make way for joy, laughter, and dance,” she adds. Hand-knitted outfits evoke childhood fancy-dress parties in technicolor. Mikati launched her brand in 2015, imposing a colorful and pop vision of the world through her designs.
BENJAMIN BENMOYAL HARCOURT LIGHT
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KÉVIN GERMANIER HARCOURT EXPLOSIVE ARTIFACT “It’s the material that leads us. When you try to force it, to control it, it defends itself,” says Germanier, who worked in tandem with Jean-François Le Gal to create this composition, which evokes an artifact born from the extraordinary explosion of a Harcourt glass. Everything moves and is held together in variations and breakages of pinks, blues, and yellows; the stained-glass paint was applied with fingertips. Each shade evokes a feeling, bordering on danger and the peculiar. Germanier studied at Central Saint Martins in London before working at Louis Vuitton. He launched his own brand in 2018.
By assembling Harcourt glasses to create lights, Benmoyal makes the technique visible, as well as the placement of the material on the loom. These lampshades feature both warping, which consists of placing the threads next to each other, as well as the fabric obtained from the weaving of 4,000 recycled cotton threads and magnetic tapes. After studying at Central Saint Martins in London, where he won the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship, Benmoyal built his career at Hermès and Alexander McQueen. He created a unique fabric, woven from the magnetic VHS tapes of his childhood VCR, which have stripes reminiscent of his Moroccan origins.
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CreativeCLASS VICTOR WEINSANTO HARCOURT QUEER A subtle perforation allows the lacing of a corset from the Belle Époque era, and the scratches transmit the psychedelic vibrations of a world in the making. “Neither is anchored in the past nor in the future, but in a magical in-between,” he says. Weinsanto, whose eponymous line was launched in 2020, trained at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris and worked at Y/Project, Maxime Simoens, and Chloé. He’s on the calendar of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion.
YOSHIKI HARCOURT ROCK From the front, the glass seems to catch fire, and when seen from above, a poisonous flower seems to bloom in different shades of red, a color dear to Yoshiki and Baccarat. It’s a unique creation in the form of a meeting between East and West. As an accomplished solo artist, Yoshiki has sold more than 50 million albums and singles worldwide. In addition to his musical career, and also being a Californian wine producer in Napa Valley, he launched his fashion brand Yoshikimono 10 years ago. He will present a collection for the first time at Paris Fashion Week in March 2022.
CLARA DAGUIN HARCOURT VIBES
For this project, Daguin imagined a light variation, like her dresses sparkling in space, technology yielding to dreams. “I wanted to replace sound with light, the circular movement being regulated by that of the finger. The touched part turns into a sensor and makes the light react. The top of the glass is divided into six parts, each corresponding to an LED,” she says. Born in France, Daguin grew up in Silicon Valley, where her engineer father taught her to code and introduced her to the digital universe. She combines traditional technique with technological know-how, mixing embroidery and LEDs.
HONEY FUCKING DIJON HARCOURT LIVE SET These four Harcourt glasses sprayed with metallic paint bring to mind silhouettes tagged with color in an explosive, genderless mode. They express attraction, movement, and chromatic fusion. “The idea for Harcourt was inspired by remixing a timeless design in a modern way,” Dijon says. “The unexpected choice of metallic paint traditionally used for cars was intended to evoke futurism, vibrancy, joy, and fun. The colors are primary, bold, and playful. Mixing materials from different realms is the modern way of pushing ideas forward.”
IMANE AYISSI HARCOURT TOTEM
Ayissi was inspired by precious beads from his native Cameroon, as well as by Totem vases created by Ettore Sottsass for Baccarat. This sorcerer’s apprentice of color assembled fiery red seed beads to create this “mbeumbe djom,” one of those wonderful things of which this creator has made both an object and a tale. Animals with a high symbolic charge— scorpions, snakes, beetles—are featured on either side of the two assembled glasses to protect like “gris-gris,” the ritual amulet often associated with Mother Earth. Ayissi is considered one of the greatest African fashion designers. Since January 2020, he’s part of the official calendar of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion.
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There are few places on earth as joyous as Nemacolin, set on 2,000 wondrous acres in Pennsylvania. The resort’s legendary president Maggie Hardy Knox tells THE DAILY what’s ahead for the allseason luxury resort—and there’s plenty! Have you booked your trip yet? By EDDIE ROCHE Photography by JORDAN MILLINGTON
There’s always something new happening at Nemacolin! What’s ahead for 2022? The past year and a half, almost two years, we’ve been dealing with COVID, which has drastically changed how we’ve been handling everything at Nemacolin. We’ve gone from an open-to-the-public, four-star property to now an exclusive property where you have to either be a member or a guest. The expectations of our guests have greatly increased, and the service and people we employ and the training behind the scenes have been a great investment. You can build whatever you want, but
you need to have the right people to run it. Nemacolin is committed to the luxury market, and we have high expectations for the property and who we employ. So moving forward to 2022, we’re reinvesting into the people and adding a fabulous community of beautiful homes and facilities for our associates to interact, as well as a country store for necessary products and just taking care of our people. We can’t do what we really want to do unless we surround ourselves with the best possible people for the industry. What else can guests expect? We’re currently designing The Lodge, which is going to be
a five-star standard part of the property, and in the next year and a half, the rooms will be butler-served rooms. The real need in the luxury market is housing, and I will continue to build homes and estates to rent, not to buy. We’re also expanding on [the hotel] Falling Rock and its services. We’re building large 3,000-square-foot villas that will follow the five-star standards. A lot is going on but again, it’s really up to the people we surround ourselves with at Nemacolin, so that we can meet the expectations of our distinguished traveling guests. Tell us about The Peak. At The Peak, pools are one of our biggest attractions
FAMILY TIES Maggie Hardy Knox and her son, P.J. Magerko, have a successful working relationship at the resort.
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and this has become an entertainment complex with a year-round heated pool, a stage for entertainment, and much more. It’s going to be run 12 months out of the year, and while your kids are playing, you can sit in a cabana, sipping champagne or watch a concert on the stage. It was 15 weeks from design to build, very aggressive but it’s such a wonderful facility to enjoy. The spa is one of the best parts of Nemacolin. What are some of the most popular treatments? Who doesn’t love a good spa? I believe our spa is No. 1 in the United States. The estheticians and massage therapists have been here for years, and you cannot beat it. I would recommend any treatment, and we introduce seasonal treatments for a little spice. The staff is constantly being trained, and we’re always investing in our people in the spa to try new treatments and take educational classes. I believe the spa is phenomenal. You have to try the two-hour massage. The Holistic Healing Center is also something to watch in 2022 and ’23. We love evolving and putting science behind the feel good of the spa and encouraging people to live healthier lives. What are your favorite parts of Nemacolin? I think when you talk about Nemacolin, you can have so many different experiences as soon as you enter the property. If you like flowers, we will blow your mind. If you’re staying on the fifth floor of The Chateau, which is modeled after The Ritz in Paris, and you’re currently in Pennsylvania, it will just blow you away. You feel like you’re in Versailles. How our team takes care of the landscaping is unbelievable. If you like art, we have Calder, Monet, and Botero, and we have all types of artists, whether it be abstract or modern. When my dad [Joseph Hardy] started the art collection, he understood the minds of artists and believed in the stories behind each piece and the individuals who painted them and what they felt while painting. I first designed the spa when I was 23, so I love the spa and we’ve since then had it redesigned. We hosted a PGA tournament for golf. We have a championship golf course called Mystic Rock and a completely different course called Shepherd’s Rock. The Golf Academy was just redone, so it’s also a golf destination. Both courses have been rated by Golf Digest. If you like cigars, go to The Cigar Bar at night. Lautrec restaurant is beautiful and artistic, offering a well-curated meal. Or you can go and shoot pool at The Tavern. It’s a magical place! I could go on and on. It’s the things we enjoy and love, and we thought, “Why not share it with the rest of the world?” Ironically, people love it, too. What is the holiday experience like at Nemacolin? The holidays are one of the most magical times at Nemacolin. It begins the Friday after Thanksgiving with the traditional Light-Up Night, which is about lighting up the resort and being thankful. The artistic creativity of the property comes out with a bigger-than-life bow on The Chateau, and you can smell gingerbread when you enter the lobby. You get to see all the kids filled with joy, and they have bright smiles on their faces. It truly is one of my favorite times at Nemacolin, especially when it’s snowing. The tradition each year is so warming. You’re also the owner of 84 Lumber. How do you manage so many roles? It doesn’t matter the magnitude or size of any business; if you want to grow, in my opinion, you have to surround yourself with good people, great people who have a
wonderful attitude and will do whatever to make it work. Also, you have to make it fun to get through obstacles. It’s not me, it’s my team that pulls everything together, especially when you’re down and you can rely on people to lift you up and make the impossible possible. I never take it for granted, and I’m blessed to be surrounded with the best associates in the entire world.
What’s your best advice for having balance in your life? There is no best advice because when you’re running a living, breathing entity; with my kids and my businesses, it’s hard to have balance between them.
But I believe the balance is dictated by the need of each thing. When people and businesses are happy, I let them go on their way, and when there is stress, I dive deep and make sure we figure it out together.
What’s been the most rewarding part of your role in recent years?
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Working with family and friends and seeing the resort to evolve in ways that I could never imagine! What are you most excited about these days at Nemacolin? The après-ski experience at The Peak, and the Diamond Party for New Year’s 2021 is going to be a party of epic proportions! What would you still like to see at Nemacolin down the road? More drama and more theater! You best believe it’s on the way. Now with the stage by the pool at The Peak, there are a lot of exciting entertainment experiences coming up, like a summer concert series, drag shows, and more! What’s a fun fact about Nemacolin that we should know? The resort is haunted!
When did you realize you wanted to be a part of the family business? I always felt a gravitational pull and interest with Nemacolin; it’s a fantasyland to me, especially growing up here as a child. I have so many things I want to do, but Nemacolin has always been and always will be a huge part of my life! What’s your everyday role now? I’m always challenging myself and the team to continue to transcend the Nemacolin experience!
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AKRIS Little messenger bag in Trapezoid Quilt, $1,690,
BADGLEY MISCHKA Gold-tone bracelet watch with star accents, $150,
EMILIO PUCCI Conchiglie print one-shoulder swimsuit, $530,
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SHOPPING Heaven Located on the world-renowned Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, The Esplanade has long been the first word in luxury retail. After all, where else can you peruse the season’s must-haves from iconic brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, Akris, and more? The retail mecca also recently welcomed sustainable fashion concept Unsubscribed to the property, giving visitors no shortage of options when it comes to cashmere, denim, and elevated basics from both the in-house label and third-party conscious brands. While we plan our next visit to 150 Worth for a day of shopping and chic dining, here’s what we’re already obsessing over.
EMILIO PUCCI Evoluzioni embroidered evening slides, $565, emiliopucci.com
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SHOPPING PROMOTION All available at The Esplanade Palm Beach, 150 Worth Avenue
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’TIS THE SEASON Why does jewelry always make a good gift? I’ve always felt that jewelry can be the most personal piece of art a woman can own. Every woman has a story about where and when she received a special piece of jewelry. With our timeless collections, it’s not just about the moment they receive the gift; it’s about the memories that they attach to it over the years and the meaning associated with the piece itself.
Which new LAGOS piece will you be gifting this year? I gravitate toward unique pieces that serve a function. This year, I’m excited about Smart Caviar Rose—the latest addition to our collection of fine jewelry bracelets for the Apple Watch. If anyone you know has an Apple Watch on their wishlist, then this is the gift for them. The rose gold softens the look of the sporty watch and transforms it into a piece of fine jewelry.
How do you select the perfect gift? When I choose a gift for someone, I hope that they’ll want to wear it every day and that they’ll keep it forever. So it needs to be comfortable and fit their lifestyle. I think about the size, the proportion, the color, and materials. I try to match their personality and give them something they’ll fall in love with.
What are your own holiday plans? I feel especially grateful for the time I’ve had to focus on family and friends as life slowed down during the pandemic. I also feel grateful to be able to add travel to the mix this holiday season. I’ve always gathered inspiration from my travels and look forward to getting back out there!
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How to pick the perfect present for your special someone? Allow LAGOS founder and creative director Steven Lagos to point you in the right direction.
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18K Gold Diamond Circle Pendant Necklace, $1,650
Large Rose-Cut Diamond Ring, $3,250
Gold Caviar Link Ring, $750
18K Rose Gold and StainlessSteel Watch Bracelet, $1,900
18K Gold and Black Ceramic Link Bracelet, $1,750
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and we’ve been awfully good, if we do say so ourselves. As such, our wish list is brimming with all the bejeweled treats we deserve. And as always, LAGOS has our needs and desires sorted. This season, with all the go-go-go that’s entailed, we’re coveting pieces that easily transform from daytime occasions to glamorous evening soirées. Think mixed metals that elevate everything in our wardrobe, precious stones that catch the light, and stackable pieces for ease of wearability day in, day out. What time’s the party? We’ll be ready!
18K Gold Circle Diamond Stud Earrings, $1,850
18K Gold Diamond Stacking Ring Set, $2,200
Gold Caviar Link Necklace, $2,750
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Large Caviar Diamond Drop Earrings, $15,000
Gold Caviar Link Earrings, $850
Six Graduated Bead Drop Earrings, $2,275
Five Station Gold Diamond Bracelet, $16,500
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SLIP Pure silk sleep mask, $50
FANTASIA BY DESERIO Large oval-cut CZ eternity band, $475 JANEKE Gold oval hairbrush, $73
BY TERRY Touche Veloutée highlighter/ concealer in Porcelain No. 1, $60 BALMAIN Overnight Repair Serum, $120
L’ORÉAL Elnett Satin extra-strength hairspray, $32
Have you heard the word? New York City’s beloved beauty and wellness mecca Zitomer has a new and improved online presence, including a jazzed-up and rebranded logo! So wherever you may be, rest assured that you have easy access to all your favorite pharmacy finds at the click of a button. What’s more, should you find yourself strolling down Madison Avenue anytime soon, you simply must pop in and witness the iconic store’s recent remodeling and renovation. From last-minute hostess gifts to the skincare essentials that’ll see you through the hectic holiday season, Zitomer truly has it all online and IRL.
SMITH’S Strawberry lip balm, $8
CLÈ DE PEAU BEAUTÈ La Crème antiaging night cream, $550
ORLANE Crème Royale Face cream, $650
CLARINS Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, $38
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CHARLES MALLORY Honeysuckle dualmirror compact (5x magnification), $98
COSTA BRAZIL Kaya AntiAging Oil, $125
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ShopShops, founded by forward-thinking entrepreneur Liyia Wu, is transforming how digitally native generations get their fashion fix. Combining the camaraderie of social media with the serotonin hit of retail therapy, the immersive platform is a livestream shopping experience that spotlights products and designers (and deals!) while offering entertainment. Think of it like a 24/7 global shop, with streamed events happening on the regular in more than 30 cities. It’s QVC meets TikTok! Haven’t downloaded it yet? What are you waiting for! Wu tells THE DAILY all.
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By FREYA DROHAN What’s your elevator pitch for ShopShops? Imagine shopping your absolute favorite stores and discovering new designers in the palm of your hand! Not just ordering online, but a real shopping experience in a real store in real time with access to locations all over the world. ShopShops gives you all the top designers and vintage markets right at your fingertips. It’s social entertainment, shopping with your chicest BFF, and finding the best deals all rolled into one. It’s as if you could walk through a magic app that transports you to anywhere, anytime with anyone What do our readers need to know? Livestream shopping is easy and fun. It’s like going to a favorite store, or visiting the weekend flea market, anywhere in the world without having to take an Uber or plane! We have more than a thousand partners across the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia, including brands like Marni, Jimmy Choo, Max Mara. Chloé, Fendi, and more. We livestream from the best vintage markets around the globe—from New York to Tokyo! Plus, we discover deals and share them with our shoppers. Tell us about your career in fashion before launching ShopShops. After graduating from Parsons and the University of British Columbia, I worked in merchandising in New York for a contemporary brand. Afterward, I moved to Beijing, got married, and opened a boutique carrying U.S. designers. A few years later, I started my own contemporary label with boutiques in Beijing. ShopShops is the culmination of my education, career experiences, and lifelong love for shopping and travel. What led to the initial idea for ShopShops? In 2016, I had my aha moment. ShopShops was born
when I realized I could combine my understanding of technology, love of style, and shopping obsession into creating an entertaining platform that also happens to be uber chic! What gap in the market did you feel you could fill? I have been lucky in my life to have traveled a lot since I was young. Shopping has always been one of my favorite things to do when visiting different countries and cities—discovering local trends, meeting store owners, and scoring fashion deals are all terrific ways to spend time in new cities and learn about different cultures. As a student going back and forth from New York to Beijing, one of my favorite things to do was bring local designers and fashion finds back to my friends on both sides of the ocean. They were always so thrilled to receive something from across the world, which they couldn’t buy themselves! Eventually, from those combined experiences, an idea began germinating. I envisioned a technology-driven global experience that could make international shopping a reality for both retailers and shoppers. What’s more, both would benefit, too. I realized this platform needed to be created in a format that mimics an experience so many of us enjoy— shopping in a real store. After a lot of international trips, technology rounds, and coffee, ShopShops was born! What have the past few years been like since you launched the brand? It has been a whirlwind! After launching ShopShops, we spent the first years securing designer and retail partners, acclimating consumers to livestream shopping, and perfecting our platform. Before the pandemic, I was traveling constantly—discovering new stores, assembling our stellar global team, and meeting with designers. We’re headquartered in China and the U.S., so I need to navigate both time zones. Plus, we’re constantly staying on top of new trends in streaming and retail technology to improve the app and add new features to engage our customers. What have been some highlights? There have been highlights from the beginning—from when we launched to today as we prepare for Art Basel Miami. Working with so many top designers, meeting legends including Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Sui. Also putting together our amazing team and opening the New York office all come to mind! This past year, New York Fashion Week on Fifth Avenue was exciting because it was the first time we were with our shoppers and designers again after COVID. Plus, it was the first livestream Fashion Week activation ever and we introduced our 360-degree Glam Cam. To up the chic factor even more that week, we participated in the star-studded Daily Front Row FMAs! How did people react to the Glam Cam? People just loved it! Women, men, even kids— they all stepped right up and enjoyed their style moments. It’s a wonderful way to strut your stuff with instant gratification in the form of a video. How did ShopShops serve users and bridge connection during the global pandemic? The fashion industry experienced a lot of challenges during COVID. What’s exciting is that ShopShops can be a solution for both digital and retail platforms. Livestream shopping is inherently a bridge because it brings together the digital and physical worlds. In fact, during the pandemic, we were able to expand by helping retailers reach their shoppers and by connecting thousands of shoppers with the designers and stores they love.
Tell us about ShopShops’ holiday plans! We’re excited to go out and see our shoppers in person. We’re taking ShopShops on the road to New York, Boston, and Miami. We’ll be doing all sorts of stuff, including the Glam Cam, Santa Spins, social media contests with fabulous prizes, and live streaming from holiday markets, vintage pop-ups, and local boutiques.
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ChicMUSTS K&K INTERIORS Set of two gold glass ornament candles, $35
HEARTS ON FIRE 18K diamond White Kites Bird earrings, $40,000
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K yellow gold diamond brooch, $9,300
JIMMY CHOO Talika 100 pumps, $800 SHUTTERSTOCK (1); ALL OTHERS COURTESY
BOTTEGA VENETA The Chain Pouch Shearling Shoulder Bag, $3,610
It’s time to plan your holiday wish list! As always, ours is brimming with both the season’s must-have accessories and forever investment pieces. And because we’re feeling in a giving mood, we’ll let you in on our little secret: Rue La La! This online shopping destination is a treasure trove of designer goods, with deals so amazing, you simply must treat yourself before hitting the party scene. We’re indulging our inner magpie with sequin dreams from Jimmy Choo, 18K jewelry pieces from iconic brands, classics by designers like Fendi and Bottega Veneta, and skincare saviors from the likes of Dr. Barbara Sturm. We’re even stocking up on ornaments and objects for the home. With prices this good, who could resist!
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CARTIER 18K yellow gold charm bracelet, $11,800
CODY FOSTER Modern Sputnik ornament, $15
SABRINA DESIGNS 14K gold diamond initial necklace, $600
JO MALONE Assorted cologne set, $125
DE BEERS 18K white gold diamond flower motif necklace, $43,000 GIVENCHY Wool and cashmere scarf, $660
AUDEMARS PIGUET Unisex diamond watch, $28,000
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ROSE BOX NYC 4 Gold Roses jewelry box, $160
FENDI Leather wallet on chain, $1,260
DR. BARBARA STURM Four-piece Serum Discovery set, $276
MANOLO BLAHNIK Hangisi satin flats, $810
EDITORIAL PROMOTION All available at ruelala.com
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GET TO KNOW
After many years of calling upon Compass star Yorgos Tsibiridis for market advice, we decided it was time to get to know another side of him and his life on the East End! With his international background, adorable family, and keen passion for art and entertaining, there was so much to learn. Meet the man behind the listings!
WATERFRONT (Above) 55 Pine Neck Avenue, Sag Harbor; contact for pricing.
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LUXE LIVING (Below) Water Mill compound property with water views, tennis courts, pool, and guest house on 4.6 acres; $10 million.
Unknown fact! In between his careers in finance and real estate, Tsibiridis was an aspiring hotelier. “Together with my wife, Alicia, we bought a property on a small Greek island and worked on a hotel development project,” he says. “I always love staying at a beautiful hotel for the vibe and atmosphere. I’ll never forget years ago when a hotelier told me, ‘You always have to create something special and give guests a memorable experience.’ ”
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He’s an avid art collector. Yorgos Tsibiridis has been collecting contemporary art for 20 years. He’s been involved with the Whitney Museum in Manhattan and has loaned artwork from his collection to several shows and exhibits. “My focus has been on emerging artists with a strong focus in painting, works on paper, and photography,” he says. “I recently added works by Gerasimos Floratos, Madelynn Mae Green, Tamina Amadyar, Uman, Torkwase Dyson, Paul Verdell, and Farah Atassi to my collection. I love mixing art together in my living room—I have three amazing pieces by Rashid Johnson, Malte Zenses, and Cassi Namoda. He serves international markets. Tsibiridis grew up in Athens, Greece, before studying in Greece and Italy. As a result, he speaks Greek, Italian, French, and Spanish. “I have a strong network in Europe,” he says. “I currently represent a few amazing properties in Mykonos!” Charitable work is close to his heart. Tsibiridis is involved with the local school in his community in Sag Harbor village, where both his children are enrolled. For the past three years, he has been a board member, serving on the policy committee, audit committee, and educational facilities committee. Ready, steady, cook! “My wife always tried to get me to open a restaurant,” Tsibiridis laughs. “I love cooking Greek food. I learned from my grandmother, Frida. She was an avid cook and always improvised recipes. I remember spending Saturdays or holidays in her kitchen helping out with family dinners. That’s how I originally learned, by following her steps intuitively. To this day, I don’t follow recipes or cookbooks. It makes the process more fun this way!”
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By FREYA DROHAN How has your year been? It’s been great to get somewhat back to normal in my personal life. In terms of real estate, I’ve happily been busy. There are still so many people wanting to purchase, which proves that the Hamptons is still the place to be. And why not? It’s such a beautiful place. What has the influx of people been like? It’s been great for the community. It’s helped the restaurants and small businesses stay open and flourish. The schools have benefited from the new students, too. Class sizes are better, and the kids are happy to make new friends. It’s not as sleepy as it once was during the off-season! You’re a cheerleader for the current market conditions. What advice are you passionate to deliver right now? I’m the poster child for living out East for sure. I feel passionate that there’s a lid for every pot. It’s no surprise and no secret that prices have remained high. It’s a factor of supply versus demand. What I always say to buyers who are dying to be here is that it’s a compromise at any price point. Find your location, and build a life! Keep looking and don’t get discouraged,
because there’s a house out there, but you have to be realistic as this is the market and prices have been set. My advice to sellers is there’s never been a better time. How long do you think it’ll be until there are new builds available on the market? From identification of land to occupancy, realistically it is two years. People do still want a turnkey home. You mentioned compromise. What priorities are shifting? While priorities may not have completely shifted, expectations have. Maybe you find your dream location, but not your dream house. This may lead a buyer to consider a renovation project versus only looking for turnkey. It can be eye-opening to consider the possibility of looking in neighboring towns. This is the part of the process where a broker can shine and prove to be instrumental in the education process. Is there anywhere that’s still considered to be “up and coming” in the Hamptons? The Springs in East Hampton hasn’t been on many future homeowner’s radar, but the influx of hot restaurants, like Rita Cantina, and proximity to the bay have brought an influx of new young families. Amagansett still peaks a lot interest. Being close to the city is not as important anymore with remote working. What do readers need to know about the Hamptons market next summer? Because a lot of the homes were being purchased for occupancy instead of investment, supply versus demand drove up rental prices, just like the sales market. People are organizing rentals earlier—sometimes as soon as after Labor Day. It’s definitely a competitive market, and it’s not unusual to get into a bidding situation on a rental.
Do you think it will stay this way? I don’t see anything going back to what it was, per se. There’s plenty of room for everyone, you just have to be well educated. It’s still the best place to live. Things have changed, but we still have the ocean, the bay, the farms, and everything that brought me here in the first place to raise a family. You’re always such a poster girl for the East End lifestyle! I love the life my family and I have here. What’s nice is that with more people spending more time here, there’s greater awareness that the Hamptons isn’t just a onedimensional area. I’ve seen so much giving back to the community. I joined our Corcoran Cares initiative as an ambassador. This year, our charities shifted to help local families and kids. This cheerleader thinks this a huge positive!
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A trusted advisor on all things real estate–related Out East, Corcoran power agent Randi Ball is the one to call when you’ve got burning questions about the Hamptons market. It helps that she’s a transplant herself, having decamped from the city 13 years ago to make a life in Amagansett. Ever the vocal ambassador for the area, Ball has no shortage of positivity. Here’s everything she wants you to know!
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ANNOUNCING! FEBRUARY LAS VEGAS APPAREL 2022 The August premiere of Las Vegas Apparel received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both exhibitors and buyers. Composed of an intimate shopping environment, curated resources, and onsite amenities, energy remained high throughout the semi-annual market as attendees took advantage of the relaxed and comfortable shopping experience on the trade show floor.
LAS VEGAS APPAREL February 12 – 14, 2022
Mark your calendars for February 2022 and learn more by visiting LasVegas-Apparel.com
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BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER The optimistic feeling of hope and recovery is carrying us into 2022. We are beyond thankful to help serve your business, whether it’s starting anew, refreshing, or expanding. This last year taught us that together, we are truly resilient. We look forward to bringing you a fresh new year of Markets, but with the same consistent care, support, and hospitality you’ve always known.
2022 FUTURE MARKET DATES February Atlanta Apparel SHOWROOMS: Tues., Feb. 1 – Sat., Feb. 5 TEMPORARIES: Wed., Feb. 2 – Fri., Feb. 4
April Atlanta Apparel SHOWROOMS: Mon., Apr. 11 – Fri., Apr. 15 TEMPORARIES: Mon., Apr. 11 – Wed., Apr. 13
February offers a second chance to place your orders for Spring /Summer 2022 and also serves as the Children’s seasonal launch for Autumn / Winter 2022. Start your year off with this robust Market and let’s keep going strong together.
June Atlanta Apparel SHOWROOMS: Wed., Jun. 8 –Sat., Jun. 11 TEMPORARIES: Wed., Jun. 8 –Fri., Jun. 10
For Complete Date listing, please visit Atlanta-Apparel.com
August Atlanta Apparel SHOWROOMS: Tues, Aug. 2 – Sat., Aug. 6 TEMPORARIES: Tues., Aug. 2 –Thurs., Aug. 4 October Atlanta Apparel SHOWROOMS: Tues., Oct. 11 – Sat., Oct. 15 TEMPORARIES: Wed., Oct. 12 –Fri., Oct. 14
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Bridge Showroom Celia B Chan Luu Chinese Laundry Crave Candles Co Dolce Vita Shoes
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EXHIBITORS FEATURED IN PHOTOS: Endless Rose (Top), LBV Showroom (Shorts), Style Consortium (Bathing Suit), Ambrosia & Company (Necklace), Soleil Sales (Bag). Polagram (Top), Listicle (Shorts), Sun “N” Sand (Hat), Ambrosia & Company (Earrings), Sheppard and Tucker (Bracelets), Mimi Wholesale (Bag) Ambrosia & Company (Top, Earrings), Skies are Blue (Skirt), Sheppard and Tucker (Bracelets), Pretty Persuasions Group (Bag)
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In need of some R&R? We’ve uncovered a dream destination that boasts both style and substance: Connecticut’s The Mayf lower Inn & Spa. Chief creative officer Kemper Hyers fills us in on the chic country escape’s many programing highlights. See you there!
By FREYA DROHAN What’s the backstory of the 100-year-old property? The original 28-acre site was built in 1894 and occupied by the Ridge School, a private school for boys. It closed its doors in 1919 and the following year, a former student, Harry Van Sinderen, converted the school into the Mayflower Inn. In 1990, the property was acquired by residents in the area, Adriana and Robert Mnuchin, who restored it back to life and reopened it in 1992. In 2004, they acquired an additional 30 acres of land and two years later, completed the 20,000-square-foot spa house and additional guest accommodations. In October 2018, Auberge Resorts Collection took over the management with a focus on transforming and elevating the historic property. Tell us about the vibe! What do people come for? The Inn has transformed into a cultural hub attracting a stylish set looking for a quick but special retreat from the city and a modern escape. What type of crowd are we likely to see there? Design lovers, culinary enthusiasts, and locals looking
for a respite. We’ve seen new generations of well-heeled travelers embrace the inn, including notable editors, tastemakers, fashion designers, and other creatives. Celerie Kemble recently carried out a redesign. What are some highlights? Celerie is an incredibly irreverent and brilliant designer and was the perfect talent to reimagine the historic inn. Her redesign infuses the property with a fresh new spirit, injecting color and eclecticism, while still paying homage to the property’s deep history. Guest rooms have an intricate lacy ceiling molding and bright pink wing chairs; a hand-blocked vine now climbs the wall in the lobby. What are some menu must-trys at the Garden Room restaurant? The menu celebrates the elegant rusticity inspired in part by the surrounding gardens on the property, as well as the incredible farms and local purveyors in Litchfield. Our year-long partnership with James Beard Foundation award winner April Bloomfield allowed us to solidify the inn as a culinary destination, oftentimes seeing guests travel from New York City just for the day to experience the food! Our four-course Garden Gastronomy menu is popular among guests, with kohlrabi-rosemary velouté and New England “oyster salt” burnt leek being popular dishes. This experience is in partnership with La Grande Dame Champagne by Veuve Clicquot. We also plan to announce a new partnership in early 2022 with an incredible culinary talent that will reimagine the experience.
What are some experiences on offer that are proving popular? In the new year, THE WELL at Mayflower will be hosting The Key to Longevity Wellness Retreat with functional medicine pioneer and author Frank Lipman, MD. The experience will include a dinner with Dr. Lipman, curated lectures, thoughtful meals at the Chef ’s Table, one-on-one health coaching sessions, mindful movement fitness classes, forest bathing among nature, and meditation classes. What does the Friends of Mayflower program involve? It’s a curated series of residences, events, and experiences with tastemakers in the arts designed to enrich the lives of our guests and community. The Friends of Mayflower extends beyond culinary with on-property trunk shows with fashion brands, designer experiences, and monthly conversations. We’re especially looking forward to hosting La Ligne in April for a custom embroidery trunk show. Tell us about some of your other brand partners! One is The Huntress, our unique furnishings and lifestyle store curated by interior designer Jenny Wolf. The shop is filled with one-of-a-kind and wonderful treasures. Lastly, what should we pack for our next trip? Brisk and crisp nights are finally upon us, so I would certainly recommend packing warm, cozy clothing, as well as a camera to capture everything!
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GAGA for GUCCI!
With an epic runway show on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles and Lady Gaga’s buzzy performance as Patrizia Reggiani in the film House of Gucci, it’s once again the season of Gucci and Gaga—and we’re here for it! One thing is certain: Gaga’s performance and Alessandro Michele’s latest collection are true works of art. Painting by BRANDUSA NIRO
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