beautiful mysterious “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– ALBERT EINSTEIN
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | PUBLISHER: TIM HANCOCK EDITORIAL RELATIONS: LYLE MALAPIT EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: JEFF RANKIN EDITOR: JEN CHASE FASHION DIRECTOR: KRISTA WHITE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: TYLER MORGAN CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: PATRANYA BHOOLSUWAN CONTRIBUTING PUBLICIST: TYRA BELL-HOLLAND DIRECTOR OF FASHION CULTURE: DUSAN GRANTE LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR: CORY WOODS LUXURY TASTES: CALVIN COOPER WRITERS: MERICIA GONZÁLEZ, JULIENNE GIBESON, SHANNON ROONEY, CALVIN COOPER, BRITTANY WILLIAMS, MARIAH WALTON
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THIS ISSUE TALENT
25 // UP CLOSE WITH STEVE MADDEN 27 // HAUTE CLOSET + SPRING FAVORITES 34 // BEHIND THE SCENES AT
GLOBAL BEAUTY MASTERS
37 // SPRING IN NEW LACQUER NAILS
38 // COVER MODEL
SHELBI BYRNES FINER LIVING
46 // PROFILE BRIAN LAWENDA 54 // LOVE IS JUST A CLICK AWAY 56 // HAIR FOR SPRING FASHION 59 // THE ART OF ‘NETIQUETTE’
60 // DLXVRSN APPROVED 62 // MAKE HEADS TURN 64 // MENSWEAR ELEMENTS
66 // SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS 68 // SWIMWEAR IN MAUI 80 // NEW YORK DAYDREAM BY BABAK CA
Our Volcanic Beauty feature was shot on location in Maui, by Tim Hancock with model Inga Popkova. Prepare to be swept away by contrast and skin in this stunning photo series on PG.
Letter From The Publisher Hello, Readers!
Our third complete quarterly publication of DLXVRSN magazine is such an amazing issue. It’s so amazing, I’m tempted to start rattling off some of the memorable moments that led to making it, like our on-location shoot in Maui (read: work=almost relaxing) and the endless days on the set of Global Beauty Masters as it made its television debut (read: work=totally exhausting). Because they are truly unforgettable moments that you’ll get to experience here in these pages. But first…I would really like to start by saying thank you. I want to thank the many guests who have made their way to the DLXVRSN events in Las Vegas where we celebrate the incredible leaders of businesses whose existence brings a little more beauty and texture to our lives. These events are hosted at some of the most prominent venues on the Las Vegas Strip and have become a breeding ground for new visions to emerge amongst innovators, writers, designers, artists, doctors, and speakers—the list goes on!—who appreciate sharing with others the fine work they do, and figuring out new and innovative ways to collaborate. I couldn’t be more impressed with the caliber of people who show up not just to be recognized, but who return the merit we’re shining on their craft by nominating others to be recognized as our “Leaders In Finer Living.” Our monthly guests for these magazine soirées have traveled from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and beyond as DLXVRSN’s reach blossoms. And in my opinion, what better way to build a publication than to build it with a community that will believe in DLXVRSN’s core spirit: Building others up. There’s nothing greater or more rewarding than knowing this team at DLXVRSN has been a part of something bigger than our individual selves. Sure, there’s glitz and glam in the mix…but none of it matters without the brilliant company of the people we honor—just for being themselves—and readers like you.
Back to this issue! Specifically, the young woman gracing our cover, Shelbi Byrnes, who at age 16 won the magazine’s DLXVRSN Model Search by rising above 40 national competitors and impressing a judge’s panel straight to the front page. We sure saw some sparkle in her, and soon after our paths crossed she went ahead and proved us right: Realizing her wildest dreams, she headed to New York, signed with FORD Models, and was soon booked solid for fashion, runway, and print shoots across the country…all while finishing high school. We could see it; but now it’s obvious to the world that only a bombshell of a 17 year old (who’s a bombshell on the inside and out) can brave those challenges and look stunning while doing it. Our team could not be more proud to have Byrnes in our family, and we look forward to seeing her career skyrocket. So with that I say please enjoy this issue. Dive into our swimwear features in Maui, and peek at the-behind-the-scenes insanity of the Discovery channel television show Global Beauty Masters. Hear from one the biggest names in fashion, Steve Madden himself, who sat with our Lyle Malapit to share some powerful truths on success. Our amazing writers have dedicated pages of wisdom, style tips, dating revelations, and more, for your reading pleasure. Here’s hoping we’ll one day be featuring you on these pages. Until then, or when we meet at our next grand DLXVRSN event, stay fearless and read on. Sincerely,
Tim Hancock Tim Hancock, Creative Director | Publisher DLXVRSN magazine
American Dream #ExclusiveInterview
AN INTERVIEW WITH
–By Mericia González; Reporting by Lyle Malpit Steve
Madden is an example of the American Dream. The youngest of three brothers, he founded his eponymous company in 1990 with $1,100 and a trunk filled with shoes. Today, the brand spans the globe thanks to his lifelong dedication to a craft he couldn’t escape. Below are Madden’s thoughts, as precise as his designs, as he reveals what it takes to make a quality brand, and how an unlikely circumstance birthed one great relationship.” DLXVRSN: In your opinion, what do you think has made your brand a household name? STEVE MADDEN: It’s about the street. People have an affinity for Steve Madden. [And] I think we’ve been able to get directly to the customer. DLXVRSN: What made you want to craft shoes? STEVE MADDEN: It’s all I’ve ever done. It’s a job I’ve had since [being] a young man and I stayed with it. So it wasn’t a choice. DLXVRSN: What makes your brand unique? STEVE MADDEN: I think people know a Steve Madden shoe when they see it. It has a certain look.
DLXVRSN: You started off as a shoe designer. Now your brand also offers accessories including watches, jewelry, handbags and belts. What can we expect next? STEVE MADDEN: We’re going to do more stuff in music. DLXVRSN: For someone who is just starting out and wants to become a fashion mogul like yourself, what advice can you give them? STEVE MADDEN: Don’t take any shortcuts. You have to learn your craft. DLXVRSN: Any parting words for your fans? A message? STEVE MADDEN: Just how hard we work on the shoes. People need to know: The team and myself, we work so hard to deliver great products. It’s not corny. We really do work hard. Steve Madden is the founder and former CEO of Steve Madden Ltd., and is currently a creative consultant for the company. Madden’s collaboration with Ja Rule is part of the Spring 2015 men’s shoe collection, Maven x Madden. Learn what Ja Rule had to say about the collaboration at www. FootWearNews.com.
DLXVRSN: Next season’s collection of men’s shoes will have a line called Maven x Madden, were you’ve partnered with hip-hop star Ja Rule. How did that come about? STEVE MADDEN: Ja Rule is a friend of mine. We were both in prison (not together), so we share a bond about what it’s like to be incarcerated in America. We hit it off—we’re buddies—and I’m a fan of his music. (My favorite song, actually, when I was in prison, was a song he did called New York. It was a big hit.) I just got to be friends with him. I think he’s a terrific guy. He’s an icon. People just really like Ja. “ DLXVRSN: Do you think staying current with pop culture is helping your brand evolve where other brands haven’t? STEVE MADDEN: No, I don’t think that’s the reason. Anybody can pick up a pop star. We make cool shoes, and the girls who are coming up wear them. So that’s it.
BACK STAGE Steve Madden, interviewed by our very own Lyle Malapit back stage during a news broadcast.
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HAUTECLOSET FAVORITES PICKED BY DLXVRSN FASHION DIRECTOR KRISTA WHITE Keep Up With Our Fashion Director Krista White @iamkristawhite On Instagram.
Vince Camuto // Charlotte Heel In Cobalt Blue Suede
Alice & Olivia // Eve Lace Tee + Shorts In Black & White
Rebecca Minkoff // Mini Perry Satchel In White
Vince Camuto // Casara Leather Sandal In Black
Rebecca Minkoff // Julian Backpack With Fringe
WHERE TO BUY?
You can find these styles at a DNA2050 Emporium store near you!
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BEHIND THE SCENES
With DLXVRSN At Global Beauty Masters – By Jen Chase G
lobal Beauty Masters was a four-part reality series that aired on Discovery Fit and Health channel in December 2014. The re-brand of the former “Battle Of The Strands” competition—where 17 U.S. and international professional salon teams competed in the areas of hair, makeup, nail and fashion—GBM challenges played out in Las Vegas, the glam-cap of the world, in what’s been coined the “World Cup of Beauty.” Teams went head-to-head using their best on-trend breakthrough techniques to create bold, award-winning looks. Lucky for us, DLXVRSN got to be a part of the fun as our former cover model Krista White, America’s Next Top Model’s 2014 winner, was among the celebrity guest panel of judges while DLXVRSN founder Tim Hancock was the official photographer of this stunning new show’s first season. So exciting to be a part of this new show!
Tim, What did DLXVRSN contribute to the event?
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All official shot releases from the show were courtesy of DLXVRSN and myself. Quite an honor!
Krista, as an America’s Next Top Model winner, and despite everything you know fashion shows, what was something new you learned about your industry? I learned that
from a judge’s perspective, we are just giving our honest opinions on the work being viewed. Having now been a competitor and judge on a reality show, I feel as though I can relate to both viewpoints. My favorite part? Being able to be brutally honest, as we all know I am very opinionated! (Laughs)
Krista, was there something that totally surprised you about the whole experience? Well I definitely didn’t expect
to have to combat with one of the competitors… but that happened (laughing). I think the main thing that took me by surprise was being able to connect after the show with the competitors and crew. We are truly like a family!
Tim, same question for you. I can’t imagine the number of events like this you’ve shot. What was different about GBM?
For example…more divas? Bigger egos? More nerves, since everyone had something to lose? This was quite an experience that kept me on the edge of my camera lens. The vast majority of the shots needed to capture raw emotions as they developed real-time during the challenges. The hair, make up and nails factor added even more excitement for the shot list, as those photos really exposed the detail and caliber of talent on each team.
Krista, In your opinion, what are the biggest benefits for the winner of GBM? What opportunities does a win provide a salon or team that they wouldn’t have had before? The biggest benefit for the winner (or any competitor) is being able to have that platform to show your work to the world! [And for the winner], being able to claim that you won a national competition…I mean, how amazing is that! But they also receive $100,000 and bragging rights!
Krista, some of the challenges were pretty extreme. And some of them had some pretty significant heft in terms of awareness and pop culture (um, “Breaking Boundaries Of Culture And Time?” Heavy.) Was there anything you
remember seeing that just blew your mind? Hands down
the Lamborghini Challenge! The photos Tim shot blew me away! There was one model whose skin looked like chocolate butter… and I believe I said that on national TV. I might have even said I wanted to lick her. (Laughing)
Last question, same one for each of you: Is there something you can separately or collectively share that totally made you laugh…either during one of the shows, or when the (official) cameras weren’t rolling? Tim: I loved watching
Krista explain her views to the teams when judging on the panel! She brought the laughter, the intense critique, and really understood the challenges [from] being a high fashion model herself. Amazing job! Krista: I would have to say filming in those tents in the dead summer in Las Vegas. Between filming we were literally naked and drying in front of fans because we were drenched! It was such a fun experience and I would change it for the world!
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IN THE LACQUER WORLD As we’ve written about previously on these pages, two of
the most popular options for painting our nails pretty are traditional polish, and gel. Typically, polish lasts about five days before chips and wear set in while gel yields up to three weeks of shine. For varying reasons, people prefer one to the other; but now, manufacturers have created a hybrid product that gives the benefits of gel polish (shine and durability) with the convenience of polish (ease of removal). And it’s a move that could be something of a game changer in how we lacquer our digits. Applied just like polish—with a base, color and top coat— these new products use ambient light to cure the layers on our nails. When you’re ready for a new color, removal is as simple as using polish remover. Sounds strangely similar to regular lacquer, right? Here’s the difference: Traditional lacquer contains solvants that, when evaporated, leave a dry coat of color on your nail. And that lacquer can then be removed with polish remover or other solvents. Gel polish requires a light source to cure nails and requires a special removal process that takes more time than typical polish. But this “hybrid” uses photo initiators—usually in the topcoat—to complete the curing process. And the beauty of these photo initiators is that they the ambient light around us, so there’s no need for a special light source. This makes cure time (and removal time) approximately the same as typical nail polish applications…but the hybrid wears longer and shinier like their gel cousins!
• From shimmers to opaque crèmes, add vibrancy to your manicure with oranges and purples.
Color Is The Forecast For Spring
The Shape Of Things To Come
• White polish makes a clean and classic statement, but for a kinder, gentler approach, creamy nudes work wonders, too. Combine the two to create your own degree of clean and subtle. • Nudes will forever be a perfect transition from the romantic and sometimes moody dark colors of winter.
• Two words up the luxe of any manicure: precious metal. Silver, gold and copper give nails the perfect level of soThese products are available from most professional nail phistication. (And for the super elegant, be bold and mix manufacturing companies, and as we move forward into metals with nudes. Love!) this blossoming time of year, you can find this as a service option in fine salons everywhere…just in time to echo the • If you don’t fancy metals, add matte topcoats on statecolors of the season. ment fingers for dimension and texture.
Most of the country is showing signs of spring and the fashion world is no different (though poor New England is still suffering some parka weather!). Soon, though, everyone will be ready to re-introduce light and freshness into their wardrobes again, and that includes thinking about letting your nails be inspired by nature, too! Here are our best suggestions for mirroring Mother Nature’s beauty, from pinky to baby toe:
If you’ve never considered the shape of your nails, here’s why you should: Certain shapes help elongate the look of your fingers and have a way of drawing the eye to a delicate point that’s painted just so.
Nail shapes have evolved a lot of late, moving away from “squoval” to dainty yet durable ovals or almond shapes. Even short nails can benefit from an oval edge, and similarly styled almonds—which taper more than an oval nail— • Soft corals and lighter shades of green are uplifting and can present dramatically on your fingers depending on how energizing. pointed you want them. If you haven’t tried them, schedule a salon appointment, pick a shade that’s right for you and • Shimmering lagoon blues bring to surf to your style. Confling into spring with style. sider cooling down a crisp white outfit with a glimpse of sea inspired color. DLXVRSN Magazine Spring 2015 | 37
MODEL SHELBI BYRNES CAPTIVATES FASHION AUDIENCES AT THE AGE OF 17 PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM HANCOCK STYLES BY TLASZA & DEBBIE CARROLL DESIGNS HAIR BY LYLE MALAPIT & GABRIELLA BELLAMY MAKE UP BY BO BRINKMAN
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years from now? I see myself walking the runway for numerous well known designers from New York to Milan and all across Europe. I also see myself continuing down the track and breaking the national record for hurdles.”– Shelbi Byrnes
“Wow, God has blessed
me with so much, all the way from running track and breaking state record with my 4X4 team to modeling and being signed with one of the biggest agency’s in the world.” – Shelbi Byrnes
PROFILE IN PROFESSIONALISM:
BRIAN LAWENDA, M.D. –By Tyler Morgan
e has brains, brawn and a passion for saving lives, but Brian Lawenda, M.D., is more trendsetter than typical. Known in his field as one of the country’s top oncologists, Lawenda has taken his practice to global heights by capitalizing on technology to promote his very particular, outside-the-box perspective on cancer treatment. While maintaining his regular practice, his blog Integrativeoncology-Essentials.com has become a sought-after spot for thousands of worldwide followers seeking not only cancer treatment knowledge, but fact-based practices for making lifestyle changes that help the body become more resistant to the disease. Lawenda is the clinical director for 21st Century Oncology, the largest provider of radiation oncology in the world. Upon graduating medical school at Temple University, he joined the Navy where
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he would later oversee the medical care for sailors stationed at Pearl Harbor. An embracer of new experiences, island living and his medical expertise collided when it lead Lawenda to become a staff physician for the television show Baywatch: Hawaii. Thereafter, he entered into a residency at Harvard University’s radiation oncology program. Since all work and no play has lead no one to anything good, ever, Lawenda spends his fleeting down time enjoying fine dining, fashion and travel. And though time spent with family and friends in Los Angeles is a favorite way to unwind, for Lawenda, Red Rock’s peace and the bustle of the Strip daresay “integrate” perfectly to make Las Vegas his chosen home.
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FINER LIVING #IntegrativeOncology
â€œI meditate every night to keep myself refreshed,â€? says Lawenda, on how he maintains his focus for work.
Photography // Tim Hancock Hair // Gabriella Bellamy Make Up // Alysia Tavidagian Stylist // Tyler Morgan Set Assistant // Chelsea Abate
On Love & Technology: Experts Say Love Can Be
JUST A CLICK AWAY Options abound for people looking for love online. From
Match.com and EHarmony to OKCupid and Tinder, many singles have become expert relationship hunters thanks to these dating sites…but when it comes to successfully making an online connection, most would attest it’s easier said than done. However, it’s not impossible. I met my husband on Yahoo Personals 10 years ago, back when online dating was still considered taboo. (In fact, for years, I didn’t want to admit that I didn’t meet him through friends or at a bar.) But the perception of online dating being embarrassing or weird is long gone as more people around the world are going online to find love than ever before. And according to L.A.- based dating expert and life coach Brooke Lewis, there are ways to greatly increase your odds of making technology work for you during your e-search for “the one.”
DLXVRSN: Secondly, you say that once you are interested in someone, you should try to meet as soon as possible (or at least get on the phone). BL: Absolutely! You can’t get to know each other well through online messages or texts! A phone conversation is necessary, but you still won’t know if you have chemistry until you meet in person. To be truly fearless in dating, you have to be willing to go offline and make that first date happen. DLXVRSN: Lastly, you say to “make the technology work for you, not the other way around.”
BL: Yes. That means be creative! There are plenty of other social sites out there including ones like MeetUp.com that allow you to connect with people with similar interests, DLXVRSN: You started your career as an actress. How did from hiking and art to food and wine. You sign up onyou become a dating/life coach? line and then meet these people in your community, and I would say that’s the best way to find love … when you Brooke Lewis: I have always known I wanted to help peo- are surrounded by people who love what you love to do! ple and give back, even as I was pursuing dream roles in New York and Hollywood. In fact, I ended up helping a DLXVRSN: Any parting words of advice? lot of young actresses not only with work advice, but with love advice too, thanks to all the dating ups and downs BL: The Internet can be both a blessing and a curse. Make I’ve experienced! In 2011, I took a year off from acting to sure you are smart about it. Use your head, and be honest attend The Life Purpose Institute in San Diego and be- with people no matter what. And don’t settle. I have tried came a board certified life coach. It’s all about female em- it all when it comes to dating sites. I met a lot of guys, but I powerment, and that goes for finding love as well. am still holding out for the right person. Sometimes being fearless means being willing to go solo until you find who DLXVRSN: Your company is called “Be You and Be Fear- you are meant to be with. Don’t give up! less.” Sounds like it applies perfectly to finding love online. –Patranya Bhoolsuwan BL: Yes: it’s all about being honest with yourself and others. I was a very shy kid growing up. Very insecure with body issues. Over the years, I have learned to love myself for who I am and I think women and men have to conquer that first before reaching out to find love. Once you become fearless, you will allow yourself to be vulnerable, and that’s the best way to begin your search for the kind of person you want to end up with for the rest of your life!
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DLXVRSN: You have three main tips for successful online dating, and it all starts with being honest in your dating website profile. BL: You would not believe how many people lie on dating sites! Everything from their age, weight, height, to where they live. Some even put up outdated profile pictures that don’t look like them anymore. My advice is to be honest from the start, because in the end you want the person you connect with to do the same. Be clear from the beginning about who you are looking for and what you want from a relationship. Also, be honest with yourself if something doesn’t feel right. You don’t have to go out with everyone who emails or responds.
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For more information on Lewis, visit www.beyouandbefearlesslifecoach.com
BLOSSOM AN ARTHUR CHRISTINE LIFESTYLE IMAGERY SELECTION Photography by Jaqueline Foss x Arthur Christine Hair & Styling by Dusan Grante Location: Shio studios NYC
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The Art Of
‘NETIQUETTE’ –By Mariah Walton
In today’s world (and especially for those of us who con-
sider ourselves “modern professionals”), we communicate via email and social media multiple times a day, often introducing ourselves electronically before ever laying eyes on someone. It’s a turn in our work culture that’s forcing professionals to remember that the same niceties we put forth during face-to-face interactions are just as necessary during ones of the electronic variety. Netiquette is a blend of “Internet’ and “étiquette.” I could write a novella about this topic; however, since I am limited to a column, let us examine a few do’s and don’ts when holding dialogue digitally. Starting with email. First impressions on a digital screen are just as important as ones made in person, so…
DO keep a polite and professional tone!
When writing something professional to someone you don’t know, you want to avoid emoticons, emojis, or slang terms, especially when you haven’t yet developed a rapport with this person. These can often be misunderstood and cause your plan to win over a new contact with casual banter to backfire.
DO use spell check and edit your email before hitting the Send button.
A great habit to get into is typing in your recipient’s email address AFTER you have spell-checked and re-read your note. That way, you will avoid accidentally sending your email with mistakes…mistakes that could be be quite costly. Why take a chance when you don’t have to?!
DO wait until you’ve calmed down before sending a heated email. I always recommend waiting overnight and into the next day because you would be surprised what new feelings and emotions you will have the morning after you have slept on an issue. When it is time to write, project your thoughts with civility, class and taste, regardless what you’re writing about. Always take the higher road. The low road is so crowded.
Now, there are of course a few faux pas-subjects we must identify, as well. In no particular order….
DON’T put anything in an email that you wouldn’t say directly to the person. You never want to come across as the person who hides behind his or her computer, demanding and confrontational like the Wizard of Oz, so be careful! Only state in your notes what you would confidently say if you were face-to-face with the recipient…because you never know when you will be.
DON’T expect a rapid response.
People have lives. Shockingly, we are not always on the top of everyone’s priority list. I like to give a cap of 48 hours to my recipient for their response timeframe. Using this practice, I am not disappointed when I don’t receive a response right away yet pleasantly surprised if I do.
DON’T email a novel to your regarded reading recipient.
Longer emails should have attachments, and that fact should be mentioned in the body of the email. For example: Dear Mr. Smith, Attached is the proposal we spoke of earlier this afternoon. When you have a moment, please do share your thoughts as I am anticipating your feedback. Good Day, Ms. Walton That is the proper way to send a note with lengthy content. You want to advise the reader that the attachment is there and that you are (patiently) awaiting his or her response. Netiquette and etiquette for business are topics I hold close to my heart, Dear Readers, and there are many avenues we shall travel together as we unfold topics relative to achieving success in our varied places of work. When next we meet, I will discuss social-media savviness, and the magic behind remaining sharp, chic, and select in your approach to your digital image.
Like what you read by Walton?
Check out her website at www.mariahwaltonstyling.com
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STYLES FOR HER & FOR HIM
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SCENT ON FIRE WOMENâ€™S FRAGRANCE
POUR FEMME 1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfume 2. My Burberry Eau de parfume DLXVRSN Magazine Spring 2015 | 61
MUST-HAVE FOR HER TURN HEADS Choose A Timeless Style With A POP Of Color
PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM HANCOCK
For those days when youâ€™re feeling plush and carefree, this Chanel Water Snake Stitch Flap Bag will be the perfect bestie to your summer swag. www.chanel.com
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These come in a variety of colors, but we’re certian white hot is the choice of the fashion forward this year! Available at www.hermes.com.
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SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS
THE JUICE STANDARD Can luxe brands have heart? This glam juicery is making nutritious (mindfully) delicious, every sip of its company’s way. – By Jen Chase
I’m going to pose a question, and I want you to think
about it in terms of the old which-came-first-the-chickenor-the-egg scenario. Ready? As an appreciator of fine things—dareIsay DLXVRSNy-like things—in your mind, which comes first: Do you fall for a product because of a company’s rep, or do you fall for a company and then heart its products?
I, am company driven. If it has history, I like it. If it recycles, I like it. If it gives benefits to part-timers, offers plenty of vacay and pays equitably, I like it, like it and like it. Most of the time, companies like this are making things like solar panels or eco-friendly carpeting…things that don’t really affect my day-to-day. But when I learn that a company with a conscious makes something I love? Consumer euphoria. The Juice Standard is an organic cold-pressed juicery in sparkly Las Vegas that in short order has gained enough local acclaim (and fan love from both coasts and states in between) to be named by the city’s leading local paper its best juice bar, not only for its product, but for its customer service and advocating a health-by-diet attitude. For a 100-percent organic cold-pressed juice company that makes what some could call a niche product, that TJS is selling convenient, high-quality health one bottle 66 | DLXVRSN Magazine Spring 2015
at a time—while being mindful—is a consumer’s dream (if you’re into that sort of thing). And since it just opened its second location 14 months after opening its first, it seems like Las Vegans are listening. (Full disclosure: I work with and buy from the TJS, and I’m admitting now that the only editorial thing about what you’re about to read is that it contains the same letters as the word “editorial.”) TJS founders Jamie Stephenson and Marcella Williams are two dynamic women who had Come To Juicing Moments years ago after seeing the healthy effects of cold-pressed juice on their lives and those of the folks they loved. Blessed with fantastic palates and gift for recipe creation, a thousand tiny things aligned to make them CEO and COO of a company that sells more than 15, 100-percent organic cold-pressed juices, delightful nut milks, specialty espresso drinks pulled from locally roasted beans, and superfood smoothies. TJS’ ingredients are as local as can be. Staff know customers by name (and order) a lá Cheers. And the locations’ decor drip with enough upscale, rustic-luxe glam to force even diehard soda sippers to at least peek through the door to see what the juicy fuss is about. Stephenson and Williams believe in each other as much as their product, and to learn about TJS is to learn about their
mindfulness: the books they devour to be better people; how Williams keeps her babes healthy; how Stephenson and her mother were once real-life Florence Juicengales as they used juice and healthful cooking to nurse a family member through sickness. Their topical beauty (of which there is lots) is a manifestation of what’s on their squeaky clean insides. They’re women who empower. And since like seeks like, they surround themselves with other dynamos. TJS’ Creative Director Mallory Dawn is just as spirited and her artistry touches every corner of TJS’ visual existence. Like Stacey’s mom, Dawn, Williams and Stephenson have got it goin’ on. Most businesses form to make money, but a choice few have figured out it’s possible for beliefs to imbue a company as much as capitalism—even a burgeoning startup like TJS—the way Bill and Melinda Gates are all about philanthropy; the way Starbucks’ owner Howard Schultz hasn’t always been Captain Popularity but has tried to keep employees’ needs front and center; the way DLXVRSN gives ARE TJS CO-FOUNDERS MARCELLA WILLIAMS (LEFT) AND JAMIE voice to the people and products who contribute just a PICTURED STEPHENSON (RIGHT). PHOTO BY TIM HANCOCK little more beauty to the world. Because while we should strive to give rise to anyone who suffers, people who work If you’re in Vegas, check out TJS’ two locations, affectionhard to elevate our existence deserve recognition, too. ately called “The Hive” (4555 Ft. Apache Rd. #144) and Beauty, she’s a beautiful thing. “The Rose” (2530 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson, NV). Not local? Keep your eyes peeled ‘cause these bees may be TJS’ mission is helping to bring honest-to-goodness national before you know it. WHealth to Las Vegans, one massively packed bottle of juice at a time (and if you don’t know much about coldA portion of this piece appeared originally at culinarietherapressed juice, there’s liquid from up to 10 pounds of propie.tumblr.com, where Chase writes about good food healing duce in every bottle fulla nutrients just raring to flow into from the inside out, and the lives we live while eating it. Chase your gut!). TJS staff ably share with inquisitive customers is also the content director for The Juice Standard and was not which juice “remedies” help alleviate common probs like paid for providing this piece. allergies, stomach discomfort or challenged immunity. Managers have been mindfully trained to liaise between For more about The Juice Standard, visit its blog The Humble customers (called “bees,” which you can read more about Bee, or the company website at www.juicestandard.com. here) and the women at the helm. It’s an ecosystem unto itself that relies on the idea of doing good, by being good…to the environment, to each other, for our health. DLXVRSN Magazine Spring 2015 | 77
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