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Canadian design duo behind signature line Greta Constantine introduce Skin for Danier – a collection of luxurious fashion forward pieces in lamb leather and suede.

B L AC K Classic and luxurious, Black offers only the finest genuine leather garments in timeless shapes.

London-based Canadian designer Mark Fast introduces his stand-out capsule collection for Danier that offers wearable and versatile lamb leather garments.

Canadian fashion stylist George Antonopoulos introduces Object for Danier – a lustworthy collection of sophisticated separates and modern classics in lamb leather.

Blink offers a range of fashion forward garments and accessories to suit even the trendiest style needs. Get ready to be the centre of attention! Synonymous with luxury, style, and remarkable value, Danier is excited to showcase pieces created for the love of genuine leather.

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Call 1-877-932-6437 for availability at a select store near you. While quantities last. Selection and colours vary by store.

ON THE COVER Model, Tom; Fur-collared coat by Tom Ford, available at Harry Rosen; Suit and shirt by Boss, available at Hugo Boss; Scarf by Sacred Lifestyle; Ring by Pamela Love, available at Jonathan & Olivia; Earring by Swarovski;10.05 carat yellow diamond provided by Mark Lash, price available upon request. Photoby Mathew Guido

THIS PAGE Photo byGreg Swales

8 UP FRONT: George C is bringing luxury down to earth 10 FEATURE: Two of the biggest names in fashion and architecture join forces 12 Q+A: New York-based fashion designer and philanthropist Malcolm Harris 14 FALL FASHION TRENDS 16 INTERIOR DESIGN TREND REPORT 18 TRAVEL FEATURE: A walking tour of New York City 23 THE LUXURY REPORT: All things luxury lifestyle 24 STAINLESS STEEL: Photography by Mathew Guido 36 BOYS GOT STYLE: Photography by Greg Swales 46 MEMBERS ONLY: Photography by Regen Chen 58 COLOURS: Photography by Tomaas 66 BACK PAGE: Award-winning interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard SPECIAL SECTION 34 THE STYLE REPORT: Luxury fashion and lifestyle choices for men

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“They’re looking for sophistication over brands. And they don’t want to look like their daughters. This is a grown-up store”



George C’s well-edited inventory speaks to those who are comfortable with their style and demand high quality. Roughly 80 percent of the labels for women are exclusive to Toronto. While some may be considered smaller labels, their caché is no less powerful in the world of ready-to“Everyone has enough clothes.” wear: head-turning dresses by Giles, You wouldn’t expect to hear those words uttered by a boutique owner, Francesco Scognamiglio; crisp white especially one who runs a hip, high-end boutique. shirts and brushed woolen jackets But the statement demonstrates where Lisa Corbo, of George C, sees their by Mauro Grifoni; leather and fur unique value in a crowded luxury retail market. In her well-traveled, highly jackets by DromE; an exquisite coat experienced mind, she is not selling clothes based on need. It’s about desire by Philip Lim; embellished blouses for something different, for something unique. George C (21 Hazelton Avenue) sits unassumingly in an elegant white brick by Yigal Azourel and jersey dresses by Kimberly Ovitz. townhouse in a tony neighborhood of Canada’s largest – and recently voted Can’t decide? Lisa and her staff are most stylish – city. Around the corner from the boutique are the five-star experts at pulling all the right pieces Hazelton Hotel and the Four Seasons. Step inside George C and you undertogether. “I even go to my clients’ stand why this might be Toronto’s best-kept secret – movers and shakers homes and help them adapt a new want to keep it for themselves. Lisa and George Corbo are no newcomers to retail. George, an elegant man season to their closet,” she says. The George C menswear collecwith a gentle demeanor, is a fashion veteran who honed his shoe expertise in tion, albeit smaller, has excelled with Montreal and later with Corbo Boutique on Toronto’s Mink Mile. The shop Costume National suiting. But in continually received rave reviews for great lines and earned Lisa a reputation recent years that category is evolvfor styling customers into then emerging-labels like Ann Demeulemeester ing and George finds most of their and Rick Owens. In 2006, they opened George C with George handling buying for shoes and menswear, while Lisa manages the women’s apparel and male clients are moving towards “sexy casual wear” – hence the cashmere accessories. Together, their focus on craftsmanship and fashion with personsweaters by 5 + 1 Annapurna, leathers ality has created a loyal following. by DROMe and relaxed jackets by While most boutiques tuck their shoe offerings in the back or on a lower Barena. level, George C’s extensive women’s selection proudly greets shoppers as they George C as a boutique isn’t trendwalk through the front door, signaling that ladies shoes continue to be the driven, though it does offer trendy heart of the operation. luxury at good points. But really, it “It’s more than half our business,” George offers. Its endless classic city all comes back to personal style. boots and bejeweled heels of towering heights are mostly Italian – and, in some cases, exclusive offerings – including Cesare Paciotti, Gianvito Rossi, Le As Lisa points out, “People remember you for how you look. It’s not Silla by Enio Silla. In the case of Rocco P., they have a relationship with the about what you put on – it’s about designer, meaning their clients have access to custom pieces. how you put it together.” George points out a new line to the store, O Jour by Giorgia Caovilla, the daughter of famed Venetian shoemaker René. The styles are fetching with modest heels no higher than ten centimetres. “She saw a need for great shoes By Leesa Butler, with a lower heel,” he says. “They did very well for us.” “Our clients don’t want to be branded on the street,” Lisa says, explaining that while their customers may shop at Chanel, they aren’t interested in wearing luxury labels head-to-toe. “They’re looking for sophistication over brands. And they don’t want to look like their daughters. This is a grown-up store.”

opposed to hiding behind a series of racks,” he says. But despite being a tourist attraction even for the fashion illiterate, the A traveling exhibition of Prada skirts titled "Waist Down–Miuccia Prada: Art and Creativity" was shown at flagship store was designed to functhe Prada flagship store in New York City. Image courtesy of OMA tion as an efficient retail space. That’s in line with what Miuccia Prada recently said, pointing out that she’s a good designer because she sells, making a clear distinction between fashion and art. “A store is not a museum, and a museum is not a store,” says Ippolito Pestellini, one of the architects at OMA, who was involved in most of the firm’s recent projects with Prada. “I think the strongest point of the New York store, as also maybe of the San Francisco one, is exactly the [fact] 10 F E AT U RE that they are efficient retail spaces. At the same time, the designs are strong exactly because we were able to deliver something else. We worked specifically on that extra, that plus value, which is the space that makes [the stores] public and the brand more accessible.” This year marks a 10-year anniversary of OMA’s collaborations with Prada. In that time, Koolhaas’ firm and its creative think-tank, AMO, have completed a number of projects for the fashion designer, witnessing the brand’s transformation from a family business to a major worldwide corporation. “We don’t have the ambition to change what they are; we have the ambition to expand their aura,” says As a student studying architecture, Pinelopi Kapnoula’s first visit to Prada’s Pestellini. flagship store in New York City left her pondering an A+ question. And they certainly do their home “It was overwhelming, to the point where the actual clothes took second work. stage,” she says of the visit that was scheduled by a professor who had no “When we started working for interest in fashion. Prada, we had a very intense research Years later, Kapnoula admits that the New York trip inspired a question phase … we investigated the way they that touches on two of her interests today. As a licensed architect who loves fashion, and the blogger behind Fashion Architect, she wonders: “Should the present themselves to the public, what architect focus on conveying the fashion brand’s identity through space or just they’re focusing on, and we tried to understand how to expand on that,” make [the customer] take a garment to the cashier?” One of the objectives behind Prada’s $40-million space, designed by Dutch he says. “Then, [we] started trying to mix what they are in terms of a architect Rem Koolhaas, and his firm, the Office for Metropolitan Architecfashion brand with less commercially ture, was to reinvent the retail experience. But for most non-New Yorkers, Manhattan’s architectural landmark often oriented content.” Producing everything one doesn’t ends up at the top of their to-do list when visiting the city, along with its have to pay for—from the fashion museums – some even compare it to one. house’s catwalk presentations to “It’s a little bit like going to the Guggenheim. You see the people wanderexhibits that highlight the brand’s ing by the work and they become part of the show itself,” says Dr. Albert Smith, who teaches architecture at Ryerson University, and who has taken his creative approach to fashion, to the luxury retailer’s lookbooks—OMA’s own students shopping through the area. “It’s a place to see and be seen, as objective is to make the brand more A miniature model of Prada’s future exhibition space in accessible. Milan, designed by OMA, has tiny copies of artworks made by Chinese artisans who normally produce fakes. The design of Prada’s retail facilities Image courtesy of OMA plays a big role in that. “We designed the [stores] in such a way that made them more like public spaces for events, deconstructing the idea of exclusivity, which is normally behind luxurious fashion brands,” says Pestellini. By calling Prada’s flagship stores “epicentres,” OMA wants to redefine the impact a retail store can have on



its surroundings. They open up the stores to the general public by hosting free in-store exhibits, which later travel around the world. “That idea is the most important one for us, which suits Miuccia Prada’s normal thinking very well,” says Pestellini. “She’s very political.” Prada is also very particular about things. With the flagship stores, a customer’s experience inside the dressing rooms was of particular concern to her. “There was a lot of investigation on what kind of experience people should have in the dressing rooms…so we re-invented them, which for her was very important,” says Pestellini. OMA developed a set of projects called Prada Technology, a series of features designed to enhance one’s in-store experience. Among them are “magic mirrors” that film and replay images with a four-second delay, allowing you to see yourself wearing a Prada garment from all sides simultaneously. But while most companies use technology to cut human beings out

know that,” says Kapnoula. As the visual environment of a retail store is becoming increasingly more important to customers, luxury brands are picking up on that. But the product itself is still the selling point. “In my opinion, design and architecture cannot really help a brand to stand out or to strengthen its identity or message to the public if its products don’t meet expectations,” says Zanoah Bia, a hotel developer and publisher of EgoDesign Magazine. Prada, whose name recently appeared on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women, and who, along with fashion icon Elsa Schiaparelli, will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next year, has created a fashion brand that produces products that exceed expectations, both in terms of quality and the ideas behind them. Case in point: Prada once said she wasn't happy with a lace collection until it was "unsexy.” Her novel approach to fashion, and the eclectic inspirations behind it,

Prada’s spring/summer 2012 men’s catwalk show, produced by AMO, is a “picnic” on artificial grass with 600 visitors seated on the individual sky-blue foam blocks. Image courtesy of OMA; photo by Agostino Osio

in London, England), don’t assume that fashion is greatly inspired by architecture. It’s possibly the other way around. “We see more and more fashion objects getting the ‘architectural’ treatment, looking more structured and rigid, and the term has actually started getting used for marketing purposes,” says Kapnoula. “On the other hand, I see fashion inspiring architecture – watching them both explore new materials and techniques in the same fast pace as technology around them evolves.” Both Koolhaas

“We don’t have the ambition to change what they are; we have the ambition to expand their aura” of the equation, Prada utilizes it to keep customer service personal. Case in point: the stores’ staff have handheld computers that allow them to access information about the products without leaving the customer. Koolhaas and Prada were able to redefine the retail experience successfully for most people, moving away from the single goal of selling a product to offering a unique experience to customers charge-free. Both fashion and architecture are consumed, but not always purchased, says Dr. Vicki Karaminas, who teaches fashion and design-related courses at the University of Technology in Sydney. “When they collide, one can override the consumer experience,” she says. At Koolhaas’ Prada stores, you don’t have to make a purchase to have a positive experience. There, first impressions matter. “The feeling I get upon entering a store is crucial to the image I will develop of the brand and my thereafter consumer experience, and brands

could be traced to one place: a reservoir of past and present ideas and a huge storage of all things Prada. It’s located below the Prada Foundation’s permanent exhibition space that Koolhaas is currently building in Milan, scheduled to open in 2013. When working with the designer, Pestellini makes use of the giant archive, visiting it frequently. “The archive [contains] anything that is able to inspire the collections: from simple buttons to carpets bought in the middle of Asia, to colourful materials coming from South America, to [examples] of elaborate ceramic techniques from the Mediterranean,” he says. “But there’s really nothing that specifically relates to one discipline or another.” So despite the fact that fashion and architecture are often mentioned in the same sentence and that a growing number of designers are relying on the help of famous architects to design their stores (OMA recently designed a new store for Victor & Rolf

OMA designed Viktor & Rolf's first men’s store based on the idea of enlargement, with oversized elements in the design to facilitate decision-making. Image courtesy of OMA; photo by Phil Meech

and Pestellini agree. From the architectural perspective, there is a fascination with quick creativity, which is reflective of the fashion world, says Pestellini. “Normally, as architects we are trained to think too much, to experiment and exhaust all our possibilities, while the fashion world has this amazing ability to regenerate itself at a pace, which is unimaginable for architects,” he says. Rem Koolhaas once said that fashion is sublime specifically for this quality—its ability to regenerate itself quickly, to play with references freely and without too much analysis. “So, in a way, Rem Koolhaas’ intuition in working so closely with Prada and other fashion designers was to somehow import this ability to be creative at the same speed as fashion,” says Pestellini. “And I think that’s why we are attracted to working with them.” By Olga Bran

Miu Miu’s fall/winter 2010 women’s collection was staged by AMO inside a Parisian villa, with mirrors symbolizing fashion’s ability to recreate itself. Image courtesy of OMA; photo by Phil Meech



FOR NEW YORK-BASED FAST LANE FASHION DESIGNER, PHILANLUXURY: Being a 10-year veteran of the fashion industry who gave THROPIST LUSH you the first initial push? AND HUFFMy very first “big break,” as we say, came from none other than MadonINGTON POST MH: na. I can still remember receiving the call and being scared out of my mind, COLUMNIST as we had only been in business six months. They were looking for wardrobe MALCOLM for her Evita premiere and she selected one of our dresses that we had never produced beyond the sample. Somehow, I managed to push through HARRIS, actually the fear of f*&king it all up and we designed the perfect dress for the Material A LIFE AS Girl. That moment in time single handedly changed my life. HECTIC AS LL: You are the founder of Mal Sirrah Inc. and the One-Dress project. What HIS IS THAT does your brand represent? MUCH MORE MH: As a designer brand we really want to be known as a company caterREWARD- ing to women who are equally style and socially conscious. I believe there is very empowering about wearing a fashionable garment that at the ING IF IT’S something same time is helping to educate and protect women all over the world. I really A VEHICLE think that’s pretty awesome. FOR SOCIAL LL: What sets New York fashion apart? CHANGE MH: I think what sets New York fashion apart from everywhere else is that fashion is a “national pastime” here. Everyone participates in fashion in this city at some level. Even the diehard anti-fashionistas unconsciously participate. You couldn’t escape fashion living in New York City, even if you wanted to. And trust me, I’ve tried. LL: You have been circulating quite a buzz over the past few years in terms of your Mal Sirrah designs. What is your creative process like? MH: Firstly, I believe the buzz stems from the pace at which I design, which is also a part of the process. I don’t present huge and constant collections which makes the collection very sought after by a very loyal and engaged

Mal Sirrah customer base. There are seasons when I will offer a full readyto-wear collection and others where it is strictly made-to-order. I never want my company to grow so large that I am removed from the everyday grind / process of dressmaking. I love everything about my craft—choosing, draping and cutting fabrics, sewing samples, screwing designs up and starting over. I love the craft of dressmaking and tailoring. LL: How long have you been residing in New York and what is the most exciting part about living in New York? MH: I am what one would call at this point a “New York Institution (laughing).” I laugh because the first time I ever read an article where the journalist called me “an institution” I knew this simply meant I have paid my dues over the course of my 25 years in this city. I am sure if you were to check any of my favourite haunts you would find a corner filled with my DNA (blood, sweat and tears). I just realized that sounds very naughty. LL: What are some looks that you liked off the runway this season? MH: As a part of my career also includes writing a weekly column for the Huffington Post, I have found myself seeking out other designers that speak to my aesthetic and sensibility for my articles. As I also have an affinity for donning both menswear and womenswear, I cast a very large net when looking for stellar looks. Some of my favourites came down the catwalks of Alexander Wang, Marchesa and Rodarte. LL: What designers have New York talking and are up-and-coming? MH: Dominic Louis (Louis Mairone) designs a beautiful menswear slightly unisex collection that I personally find to be one of the most interesting and compelling. His attention to fabrication, cut and distinct tailoring are quite impressive when looking at such an avant-garde collection. Jeffrey Williams, winner of the reality television program The Fashion Show, has demonstrated promise and growth with a streamline and detail-oriented collection this season. I love the way he is evolving quietly and effortlessly—but still has people talking. LL: What are some staple items for your fall wardrobe? MH: Anything made of black lace. MAC - Kohl or White Liquid Eyeliner. Black leather Rick Owens anything. Olivier Theyskens anything (old or new). LL: How would you describe your personal style and how do you think it has matured over the years?

MH: My personal style is really about storytelling. I never just roll out of bed and throw things on. There is always a definite story being told—“urban nomad,” “rebellious saint or sinner,” “romantic warrior.” As my personal journey meanders and evolves, so does my personal style. LL: Living in New York, what places are your favourite hang-outs from fashion, attractions to food places? MH: I’m a creature of habit so I usually go to the same few places. I very rarely eat at places outside of Indochine, The Lion, Crown or Mr. Chows Tribeca. I only really go out to the Boom Boom Room (for relaxing with friends) or either Le Bain (for dancing and drinking) and lucky for me they are both conveniently located at the Standard Hotel. LL: What is a normal day for you? MH: My life is an oxymoron, a simple rollercoaster ride. I wake up and the first thing I do is walk or run for an hour, then off to the gym. I always begin my work day by 11:00 a.m., but my work day is where things get a little crazy because no day is ever the same. This is what I enjoy most about my life—that every day is an adventure. My evenings are either filled with some insane party, opening or premiere. If not, evenings are spent quietly at home with my husband and our two dogs. LL: What to you is luxury and what are some of your favourite brands? MH: Luxury for me is defined by any person, place or thing in which you find peace. It is perhaps why I adore all things Hermes. There is something so absolutely tranquil and serene about the Hermes brand. Most other luxury brands I find to be a bit too noisy and complicated for my taste. LL: What inspired you to get involved with Designers for Dafur? MH: I am actually the co-founder of Designers for Darfur along with model and heiress Lydia Hearst. I actually became involved with the Save Darfur organization and simply wanted to lend my own personal voice to their work. Instead, by creating Designers for Darfur, we inadvertently started a revolution of creatives becoming involved in this crisis. LL: How has the experience of working with international designers at Designers for Dafur helped you grow as a designer? MH: I think I learned how important it is to be willing to collaborate. Before organizing DFD I was somewhat isolated in my own process and held my future intentions very close to my vest. Now I scream my intentions from the mountain tops and invite everyone to get involved. It is because of this the One Dress Project and its

collaborative foundation and intention was born. LL: From all your philanthropic ventures, which one has stuck with you? MH: They all stick. Through my work as a designer and humanitarian I have truly become a jack of all trades and master-of-all. I have learned to simply wake up each day and put on a different hat. But when it comes to issues involving under-served or abused women in our society, my efforts and commitment are unwavering. LL: How do you balance philanthropy with business and designing? MH: I’ve been very fortunate that by combining my two loves of design and philanthropy in every fiber of my career, I’m never too far removed from the heartbeat of either. LL: Working in an overwhelming industry, how do you continue to stay humble and stay true to yourself as a designer, despite the pressures? MH: It’s simple. I surround myself with people, places and things that are a constant source of positivity and enlightenment. In return, I aim to provide the same sense of comfort, compassion and empathy for others. LL: What can we expect from you in the near future? MH: Well recently, I have been asked to come to Paris to re-launch an old heritage brand by the former owners of Vionnet. After having tremendous success with the revival of Vionnet they have decided to re-launch another brand from the same era with yours truly as the Creative Director. This is a very daunting and humbling task that I have agreed to, but I think I am up to the challenge. Recently I was awoken in the middle of the night paralyzed by fear due to this overwhelming commitment. It was in that moment I realized this is the perfect job for me. Malcolm "Mister Go Lightly" Harris is a fashion designer, creative activist, and humanitarian. Though he thrives on being a jack-of-all-trades, Malcolm's primary purpose is to live his life as a vehicle for social change. Malcolm's creative passions for fashion, art, music and film, along with his extensive and diverse global social network, are all means to support one simple aspiration – "to make the world a much better and more beautiful place for all of her inhabitants." By Ranj Dhatt

“I’ve been very fortunate that by combining my two loves of design and philanthropy in every fiber of my career, I’m never too far removed from the heartbeat of either”





“This fall menswear is going back to the basics. Forget about aspiring to emulate the metrosexual male. I mean, grooming is so necessary, but let’s focus on Mr. Right Now, the man who has all his basic neces- “For women, it’s all about bright colours and lots of colour sities in his blocking over the knee boots and the ankle boot. Lots of embellished holiday dresses, tops and jackets, over wardrobe, be prints, knee and a-line skirts, and power suits. And accessories, acit the neu- cessories, accessories!” tral jack- -Stylist Donovan Whyte, ets and knit sweaters. Refrain from killing colour at the sight of falling leaves. Instead, embrace warm musky tones in your wardrobe, earth tones, especially, which are great for fall.” - Jay Strut, www.

“For women, it’s all about the floor-skimming outerwear and pops of colour. It’s too easy to blend into the greys, blacks, and whites of the season, so make a statement with both colours and silhouette.” -Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong from Greta Constantine,

“Fall/Winter items I like for men are dropped crotch wool pants, skirts, and dresses. For women, it’s platforms, maxi length skirts, and oversized parkas.” -Sid Neigum,

“For men, our Ezra Constantine FW 2011 show put emphasis on layering. When the weather dips below freezing, knowing that you're wrapped in layers of wools and jerseys can make it not only bearable, but actually quite enjoyable.” -Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong from Greta Constantine,

“More than ever, Fall is about rethinking texture, shine and prints. The eye is asked to reconsider what “works,” colours and prints that at first seem wrong, even jarring when worn together, but create a newfound beauty when layered and mixed. The eye adjusts, and what once seemed wrong, becomes the season’s most pleasing surprise.”

-Judy Cornish, Designer, Comrags, PENTHOUSE IMAGES Photography: Vincent Lions Photography Assistant: Steve Alkok, Styling by Kristina Bozzo LUSH Assistant: Cora Kouchak LUSH Intern: Ranj Dhatt Hair and Makeup by Wendy Rorong for TRESemmÈ Hair Care/ Plutino Group, Models: Tom Ward from B&M Models and Gabiella from Elmer and Olsen Models. Location: Penthouse suite in downtown Toronto, Luxury rugs courtesy KORHANI Home,


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Dark brown rug available at KORHANI Home; DIZ lounge chair by Sergio Rodrigues, available at Avenue Road; Gloves by Prada, available at Harry Rosen; Bag by Louis Quatorze, available at Rue Pigalle; Brown shoe by Prada, available at Harry Rosen; Dark Brown Prada Creeper shoe,available Harry Rosen; Brown blanket available at Avenue Road; Paisley socks by Etro, and Burberry tie, both available at Harry Rosen; Fedora by Nobis, available at Gotstyle.

Tan rug available at KORHANI Home; Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo, available at Harry Rosen; OKO Ceramic side table by Christophe Delcourt, available at Avenue Road.

Martini rug available at KORHANI Home; Olive green vintage chair by Jorge Zalszupin, available at Avenue Road; Brown suede shoe by Tom Ford, Socks by Etro, cufflinks by Tate Ossian London and pattern tie all available at Harry Rosen.


Rug available at KORHANI Home; Black magazine table and large vase, available at Avenue Road; Black handbag by Ermanno Scervino, available at George C; Black and cream heels by O Jour and pearls, available at George C; Scarf by Lanvin, available at Remix; Sunglasses by Karen Walker, available at Chasse Gardée.

Pattern rug available at KORHANI Home; “Pebbles” green vase by Kate Hume, available at Avenue Road; OUM side table by Christophe Delcourt, available at Avenue Road; Metal and python Bono Clutch by Lena Erziak; Sunglasses by Karen Walker, available at Chasse Gardée; Brown mink gloves available at Rue Pigalle.

Rug available at KORHANI Home; Houndstooth chair available at Avenue Road; Leopard bag by The Original Car Shoe, available at George C; Pattern scarf by Hermes, available at Remix; Leopard shoes by Abel Munoz, available at George C; Orange bag by A Détacher, available at Chasse Gardée; Gloves by Costume Nationale, available at George C; Sunglasses by Dries van Noten, available at Chasse Gardée

Trend Report Created and Directed by LULU Photography by Joseph Saraceno Photo assistant: Lukas Peters Styling: Kristina Bozzo LUSH LUXURY Assistant: Cora Kouchak Runway fashion: Michael Kors Fall 2011 Furniture provided exclusively by Avenue Road Rugs provided by KORHANI Home





I see them drive by, tourists, young and old, perched at the top of those double-decker tour buses. For the life of me, I don’t get it. They are in New York City, the greatest walking city on the planet, where every side street crevice in a city of more than eight million offers so many undiscovered treasures, yet they choose to sit, looking down on the walkers, seeing the city on someone else’s schedule. Simon and Garfunkel could have written a thousand folk songs that captured the spirit of the greatest city on earth, not just the few that are on their song list. I think about that as we take the cab in from New Jersey, where we landed from Toronto. In a metropolitan area of bustling boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx – the story this time out is the rise of another community, Lower Manhattan, ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Before the attacks, the area south of Canal St. was a business and financial sector only, with around 26,000 permanent residents. Post 9/11, that number is up to 56,000. Families, schools, parks and restaurants have risen up. It’s a testament to human fortitude, and is No. 1 on our walking tour list of all things trendy and hip in The City That Never Sleeps.


A short ferry ride from Toronto’s mainland to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and into the terminal where Porter Airlines is based, 7:30 a.m. on an August Saturday morning, was where our trip started. The thing about Porter, for us, comes down to civility. How do you define luxury? More and more, for everyone, not just the wealthy class, it’s the experience. Toronto’s big international airport, northwest of the city core, and the commute to and from it, has taken hours, days, off my life over the years. The Porter experience, right down the cup of the complimentary espresso coffee and Globe and Mail, the leather lounge seats, the general feeling of calm as you start your trip, is luxury. During our last trip, the year previous, I forgot my computer, and had to rush back home, meaning I missed the Porter Experience. That was not a good way to start the trip. I felt a little off that entire first day, after getting to our destination. “It’s reminiscent of airline travel in the 60s, when flying was more of an event than a means to an end,” says Brad Cicero of Porter. “Things like complimentary wine and beer on board, these are just some of the details we focus on to provide a firstclass experience for every passenger from start to finish.” CHECK IN TO T HE A NDA Z HOT EL

That level of comfort and relaxation extended to the Andaz Hotel in Lower Manhattan, at the corner of Wall Street and Water Street. A cool respite from the buzz and bustle of the city (including an ongoing protest by hundreds of on-strike,

whistle-blowing Verizon employees), the rooms in the two-year-old hotel feature high-thread-count linen on the bed, wall-mounted, LG highdefinition televisions in two rooms, spacious showers and bath areas, complimentary New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and living room area. Check-in doesn’t involve leaning against your luggage waiting in line at a front desk counter. An Andaz host greets you in the lobby and check-in is done up via an IPad, sitting on a couch. Complimentary Americano and cappuccino coffee and muffins await you in the morning, just off the main lobby as you start your day. Everything in the hotel is modern, open and transparent. It’s all about removing barriers between hotel and guest. In the restaurant, you can watch the chef prepare their meal, for example. “You are made to feel you are walking into a friend’s house,” says Rachel Harrison of the Andaz. “[The set-up] is made to be seamless.” www. “There is a buzz here now, we have become a destination for people.” A major marketing budget for a global communications and marketing L EO ’ S BAGELS campaign from Mayor Bloomberg’s administration designed to promote No stop in Lower Manhattan is Lower Manhattan was introduced in June. complete without a breakfast bagel There is no denying the construction boom, highlighted in particular with (hand-rolled) and coffee from Leo’s Bagels in Hanover Square, right next the towers and memorials going up on the World Trade Centre site. Lower Manhattan is now a bustling neighborhood. You can feel it on the streets of to the Andaz Hotel. Andaz staff tell Chinatown, Little Italy, the cast-iron architecture of Soho, the five-star acus they are obsessed with them. commodations in Tribeca, and along Wall Street. R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : Maple raisin wal Nearly 20 hotels with an estimated 5,000 hotel rooms are currently based nut spread on a toasted multi-grain, in the downtown area. Three new hotels are debuting this year. $4.50. My wife went mad over the “New York City has changed,” said Jan Larsen, General Manager of the tofu “cream cheese.” Millenium Hilton, across from the WTC site. “Now the community is more WA L K T H R O U G H L O W E R M A N H AT TA N caring, gentle, considerate. It has been a unique transformation. Pre 9/11, Andaz was among the first projects 5 p.m. you closed the door and everyone went home. It was a little morbid here to signal the construction wave down here, after dark. Today, because of the influx of these residential compost 9/11. munities, there has been a complete makeover. Now you have entertainment, “[Our opening] signaled the restaurants, grocery stores, schools. It is a very pleasant community that growth that is the trend now [in everyone here is very protective of.” Lower Manhattan],” Harrison says.

“You are made to feel you are walking into a friend’s house - says Rachel Harrison of the Andaz”

“Cool people started coming here in the late 1990’s”


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Try out the oldest surviving tavern in NYC – dating back to 1794 – and a one-time brothel. Bridge Café is at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, on Water St. R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : 32-ounce Grilled Prime Bone-In Ribeye steak, $34. R E C O M M E N D E D WA L K : For a taste of Lower Manhattan, walk from the Andaz, northeast along Wall Street, north up Broadway, southeast along Canal, south along St. James Place, cut down to the Bridge Cafe, south back to Andaz.

Head across the Williamsburg Bridge towards Brooklyn. The bridge opened in 1903, five years after the city of Brooklyn was incorporated into New York City as one of the five boroughs. Waves of immigrants moved to Brooklyn when the Lower East Side Manhattan became overcrowded. Interesting, since that is what has happened in recent years – younger people leaving the higher rents and living costs of Manhattan, and moving to Brooklyn.

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“Cool people started coming here in the late 1990s,” says Evan Hungate, Oh! The night that I struck New York, Director of Sales and Events for Hotel Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s new luxury I went out for a quiet walk; boutique hotel offering. “By 2000, it Folks who are “on to” the city say, was the cool neighbourhood. Now it’s Better by far that I took Broadway; a major hub.” But I was out to enjoy the sights; Hungate likes pointing to Brooklyn There was the Bow’ry ablaze as the new Meatpacking District, in with lights; its heyday. The Meatpacking District, I had one of the devil’s own nights! running from W 14th St. to GanI’ll never go there anymore. sevoort, in Manhattan, had a hipness Lyrics for The Bowery, by Charles factor that wore out with the locals H. Hoyt and Percy Grant, some time ago. from the Broadway play A More than 2.5 million people now Trip to Chinatown (1891) live in Brooklyn. The pulse of the When The Bowery was written place is best captured in the Brooklyn in the late 19th century, this small neighbourhood called Williamsburg, neighbourhood in the south part of and the main thoroughfare that runs Manhattan was a sordid centre. through it, Bedford Ave. The Brook Real estate developers then came in and staked their claim. The Bowery lyn stereotype of rough-and-tumble streets disappears when you start to developed into one of the more posh get around Bedford and North 3rd centres in the city. St., then you start to understand what Now those real estate developers Hungate was referring to. are back, after the area had reverted back to its skid-dish former self, and However, the days of inexpensive rent are gone, and soon you will see with the real estate development the people push into the rougher confines tide rises. It is looked upon as new of Greenpoint, where the rents are and hip again. Bowery cuts through cheaper. Go up onto rooftop of the Chinatown, and up through NoHo Hotel Williamsburg and you can see and East Village in the north. the line between Williamsburg and As you walk up Bowery, through Greenpoint, looking north on N 12th the graffiti-cluttered buildings, forSt. where it slices the luxury condos mer flop houses and lighting stores, and you reach E. Houston St., a more on the left, and the industrial warepleasing aesthetic greets you, as coffee houses on the right. shops, poetry clubs, restaurants and R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : One of the hottest bars emerge. Boutique hotels and art things to hit Brooklyn is Maison Pregalleries are popping up like summer miere, an oyster bar on Bedford Ave., flowers, one at a time. near Grand St. Try the Cottrell “Old Perhaps there is a no more telling Yankee Ale” for $6, while the staff fact that confirms that gentrification shucks your oysters fresh, as you wait is well underway than real estate val- for them at the oyster bar. ues: a 2,610-square-foot penthouse BE ACON ’ S CLOSET condo on Allen St. goes for $5.2 Absolutely the place to go for re-sale million. A “special” two-bedroom, clothing (don’t call it vintage, actwo-bathroom unit at the Avalon cording to a salesperson there). What Bowery Place, a luxury rental buildstarted as a 900-square-feet estabing at Bowery and Houston, is listed lishment in 1997, on N 11th St., has at $6,380 a month. grown to 5,500. Tip: Put aside a lot of time when planning a trip there. R E C O M M E N D E D S T O P : $550 per night for a Bowery King at The Bowery Hotel, in mid-October. Day 2


My wife found a pair of Michael Kors strappy sandals, yellow, good as new, $50, and a Jill Stuart strapless handkerchief gown, $65.



“We have a mixture of well-known designers and new, up-and-comers, from the local scene,” says an employee.

In the 19th Century, Brooklyn, longtime the haven for immigrants and entrepreneurs, was one of America’s foremost brewing centres, right up there with St. Louis and Milwaukee. Taverns were community civic centres. That all went away with the rise of the bigger breweries that produced larger volumes of beer more cheaply, but the spirit of the independent, local brewer returned to Brooklyn with the opening of The Brooklyn Brewery in 1988. Located across the street from Beacon’s Closet, you can take a tour of the brewery, or sit back and relax with a Brooklyn Lager. OAK

One of the hipper, more fashion-forward stores is Oak, on N 8th St., in a still-industrial area of Williamsburg. The owners, Jeff Madalena and Louis Terline, moved Oak into this location five years ago. They have another location in Manhattan. “We have a mixture of well-known designers and up-and-comers from the local scene,” says an employee. A. OK women’s and men’s wear is at a lower price point, by lessestablished designers, while the Oak division is comprised of more well-known brands, and with higher price points. Futuristic, stylish, clean, minimalistic, and sexy (most of the store’s clothing is black or shades of grey), Oak’s fashion is creative enough to thrive long after the trend has passed. “Pared-down, progressive cool,” someone once said about it. HOTEL WIL LIAMSBURG

If you are staying the night, and not heading back to Manhattan, head to Brooklyn’s first, new hip luxury boutique hotel offering. “We are a musical hotel,” Hungate says. Over 15 musical venues surround HW. There are DJs in the lounge, release parties, live music on the roof, and music videos are shot here. And what is really cool: every room is equipped with a Crosley turntable and a vinyl collection. Rooms range from $300-$1,200 per night. C A B I T T O T H E B R O O K LY N B R I D G E

If you aren’t staying the night, start heading back to Manhattan. The cab ride back to the Brooklyn Bridge should run you around $13.

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Brooklyn is famous for its pizza, and if you can stand the 30-minute wait, this is the place to go to. Crispy, thin crust, smokey-flavour coal-oven pies – Frank Sinatra loved it so much he used to order Grimaldi’s pizza while on tour. 19 Old Fulton St. B R O O K LY N H E I G H T S P R O M E N A D E

One of the more beautiful walking tours is Brooklyn Heights Promenade, with great views of Manhattan, streets called Willow, Cranberry and Pineapple, lined with brownstone homes. Truman Capote used to live here, as did Thomas Wolfe, Arthur Miller, and Norman Mailer. WA L K A C R O S S T H E B R I D G E B A C K I N T O M A N H AT TA N

The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, the world’s longest suspension bridge, at just under 6,000 feet in length. It takes about 30 minutes to walk across, full out, but plan for regular pauses, because the view of Manhattan will stop you in your tracks.

“One of the newest, hippest gathering places anywhere in the city is the majestic High Line”

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We moved to the W New York – Downtown, in Lower Manhattan, celebrating its one-year anniversary, overlooking the World Trade Centre site. Outside is the hammering and pounding of the workers at the WTC site, the sounds of an active, pulsating, revitalizing community, as the Freedom Tower rises up, all on view just outside our 15th floor corner suite window (it’s about halfway done when we visited there). Overall, the W offers 58 floors of cosmopolitan luxury and signature comforts. The hotel features a modern flair with architectural design elements by award-winning Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, with interior design by GRAFT and special “light shower sculpture” designed by UK light sculptor Bruce Munro. Corner of Washington and Albany Streets. T O TA L M I L E A G E O F WA L K : 8.42 miles Day 3

luxury dining and shopping experiences in the heart of the Flatiron District. The developer talked about the maze-like interior that gives you a feeling like that there’s a new discovery around every corner. 656 Avenue of the Americas R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : Grimaldi’s pizza, in case you didn’t want anything to do with the block-long lineup in Brooklyn. E ATA LY

If you skipped a meal at Limelight, head to Eataly, at 5th Ave, at 23rd St., where the best chefs cook fresh products from the best Italian producers in an energetic, open marketplace set-up. There are several formal and casual dining experiences to choose from as well. R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : Rooftop patio bar and restaurant Birreria, on a sunny afternoon. B U B B Y ’ S P I E C O M PA N Y

The absolute most amazing pie anywhere, Bubby’s is located in the heart of Tribeca. Try the blueberry pie. We couldn’t find a soft or tart berry anywhere on the plate. HIGH LINE

One of the newest, hippest gathering places anywhere in the city is the majestic High Line, on Manhattan’s West Side, running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District 34th St., between 10th and 11th Avenues. Section 2 just opened. Section 1 has been around since 2009. The High Line was originally built in 1930s to lift freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. Now, it’s a mile-and-a-half long public park (the old rail lines are still in place), an urban green space maintained by Friends of the High Line in partnership with New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The park, owned by the City of New York, is a winding concrete path with naturalistic plants on either side, areas of public seating, and cool features like rotating artwork displays, and an area called The Lot, a temporary pubO R G A N I C AV E N U E lic plaza during the summer months From the W we head to Organic with free events, family activities, Avenue, with five locations around, food areas, and a rollerskating rink. featuring raw, minimally processed, What’s also cool are the modernisnutrient- and enzyme-rich food. It’s all the craze here. The boost from the tic condo towers and hotels, like The energy juices alone will power you up. Standard, that are popping up along the walk. T O TA L M I L E A G E O F WA L K : 7.67 miles R E C O M M E N D AT I O N : Organic Avenue lasagna, $14, 16 oz container of cucumber, celery and spinach juice, $10. Story & photography by Mark Keast LIMELIGHT MARKETPL ACE

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The ten-story Hotel Americano in Manhattan’s Chelsea district is a component of Grupo Habita’s expanding collection that includes ten indulgent hotels throughout Mexico. Reflecting the spirit of Latin culture, the hotel encompasses a variety of international influences. Sitting parallel to the world’s preeminent art galleries and famed High Line Park in New York, and designed by award-winning Mexican architect Enrique Norten, it features a glass structure encased in a metal mesh façade capturing an industrial feel along with a glass-enclosed elevator that reaches the street-level restaurant and rooftop terrace. The rooms, designed by French designer Arnaud Montigny, offer wooden platform beds, warm lighting, natural materials and advanced technology. Guests can enjoy luxury comfort with custom Alpaca throw blankets, select rooms with fireplaces and deep soaking tubs. Rates: $325-$750 USD,

Lamborghini, with a portfolio that already includes cars, yachts, bikes and notebooks, has now added a new collection of carbon fiber bags. Using the carbon fiber reinforced plastics originally used for concept cars, airplanes and yachts, Lamborghini has become the first to incorporate CFRP into a fashion accessory. The new line of handmade, unisex bags features hand-stitched leather, brass detailing, hand-mounted studs and a cotton lining. The bags will be available in Lamborghini dealerships and boutique stores this fall, and come in three sizes - a 20 x 9 x 11 inch Travel bag, a 15 x 4 x 12 inch Messenger bag, and 13 x 12 inch Envelope bag for laptops, or a signature Lamborghini notebook. The bags retail from around $1,200 to $2,000.

The essence of Italian style mixed with the power of the modern-day motorcycle sets Ducati far apart from anyone else. They have their own museum, for crying out loud, telling the stories of legendary bikes and riders, dating back to 1926. Permanent, timeless quality meets seductive, flexible lines.

Four Seasons Aviation Ltd., based in Toronto, specializes in corporate charters and aerial cinematography. The company owns and operates an extensive fleet of single and twin engine corporateconfigured helicopters, day or night, year round. -Ashleigh Freedman, Ranj Dhatt




Known as a consummate deal-maker, the billionaire Daniel Steel travels the globe, entourage in tow Story cre ated a nd directeD by LULU Photogr a ph y by M ATHEW GUIDO

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o p p o s i t e pa g e : M o d e l , Tom ; Pa n t s b y A l e x a n d e r Wa n g , ava i l a b l e at J o n at h a n & O l i v i a ; Wat c h b y R a d o, ava i l a b l e at B i r k s & M ayo r s ; M o d e l , Pho e n i x ; L a c e j a c k e t by Nigel Preston & K n i g h t, ava i l a b l e at TNT; L e o pa r d p r i n t s i l k s ho r t s b y Lo v e r s & F r i e n d s , ava i l a b l e at J a c F l a s h ; Sho e s b y L a r a r e , ava i l a b l e at G e o r g e C; N e c k l a c e b y S wa r o v s k i

M o d e l , Tom ; S u i t a n d t u r t l e n e c k b y Z e g n a ; Sungl asses by Camer a C 100 E x treme, ava i l a b l e at A e r o p l a n e V i n ta g e E y e w e a r M O DEL , Pho e n i x ; G r e e n t w e e d s u i t, Ch a n e l ; S c a r f b y M i s s o n i , ava i l a b l e at TNT

M o d e l , Pho e n i x ; D r e s s b y S u z a n n e Em a n n Pa r i s , ava i l a b l e at H u g o N i c ho l s o n ; M e ta l l i c c l u t c h b y A l e x a n d e r Wa n g , ava i l a b l e at J o n at h a n & O l i v i a ; E a r r i n g s a n d b r a c e l e t b y R i ta D. ; Sho e s b y Ch r i s t i a n Lo u b o u t i n ; M o d e l , Tom ; J a c k e t b y S a n d, ava i l a b l e at Go t s t y l e ; Sh i r t a n d pa n t b y Z e g n a ; Sho e s b y L u c a V e r o, ava i l a b l e at Go t s t y l e ; M o d e l , Ta m ; D r e s s b y G i a m b at t i s ta Va l l i , ava i l a b l e at H u g o N i c ho l s o n ; B r a c e l e t b y B i r k s c o l l e c t i o n , ava i l a b l e at B i r k s & M ayo r s ; N e c k l a c e b y R i ta D. ; Sho e s b y M i u M i u , ava i l a b l e at TNT

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With Hugo’s Fall/Winter 2011 menswear, Creative Director Eyan Allen says he drew inspiration from the urban and underground art scenes. Hence their “Artistic Tailoring” headline with the new looks. The collection is founded on classic tailoring. Take the two-button single-breasted jacket as an example, with a slim fit, soft shoulder and narrow waist. Nothing says confidence like a sharp suit. For more on Hugo’s Fall/Winter looks, head to






Available in Holt Renfrew stores, La Nuit de l’Homme Le Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent is the latest installment of the L’Homme collection, a perfectly seductive after-hours cologne.


If the luxury automobile is all about the experience, then look to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing. Bond-like, space-frame looks with a 6.2-litre V-8 engine (zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds), the car goes for about $200,000. Echoes of aircraft construction. Tantalizing.

Accessorize with the finest in men’s watches for the season. Rado’s Ceramica Chronograph combines Swiss craftsmanship with a unique, sleek modern look.


Mark Lash has long owned and operated one of the Canada’s most prestigious and respected jewelry businesses. Lash takes his inspiration from history, architecture, art, travel, fashion and entertainment. Fine jewelry sets you apart, which is why Lash lists many A-list celebrities on his clientele list. Make a statement with true flair and originality.



More and more, men are seeking out ways to look younger. According to Dr. Peter Bray, the number of both surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures is up 20 per cent. Men starting in their early 30s are now looking at it. It is advisable though to always consult an experienced and reputable plastic surgeon to help navigate available options and appropriate techniques.

Look your best after making a stop at Toronto’s unique grooming destination, Mankind Grooming Studio for Men. An urban salon and spa concept offers modern haircuts, straight razor shaves, skin care, body treatment and massage therapy designed to relax and renew.


Nothing says style and sophistication like a fine martini. Try out this recipe for a Stoli® elit Martini and you’ll see what we mean: • 3 oz Stoli® elit • Splash of vermouth Pour a few drops of dry vermouth in a chilled martini glass and swirl to coat the inside of the glass. Dispose of excess vermouth. In a shaker full of ice, gently stir the vodka and strain into a glass. Garnish with olives or lemon twist. Or, sit back after a long day at the office, and pour a glass of Stoli® elit on the rocks!


Story cre ated a nd directed by LULU Photogr a ph y by Greg Swa les

Quintessential looks for young men that best reflect a modern, multi-ethnic urban society

Previous page: Model, Mitchell L; Blazer by Suit, available at Gotstyle; Shirt and pocket scarf by Etro, available at Harry Rosen; Pants by Libertine Libertine, contact; Sunglasses by Karen Walker, available at Zozma; Shoes by Marc this page: Model , Jacobs; Model, Ryan; Cl a rk; Jack et Sweater with zipper a nd denim by detail by Alexander Ksubi, con tact Wang, available at sa les@c2a ppa rel . TNT; Biker Knit Jacket com; Sca rf by CP by Ksubi; Pant by Compa n y; T-shirt Costume National, by The Furies; available at George C; Belt by Orci a ni, Shoes by Aldo ava il a ble George C; Shoes by Hug o Boss opposite page: Model , Josh; Jack et by Horst, ava il a ble at G otst y le; Shirt by 7 Dow nie St., ava il a ble at G otst y le; N eck tie by H a nk , ava il a ble at G otst y le; Pa n t by Boss, ava il a ble at Hug o Boss; Belt by Etro, ava il a ble at H a rry Rosen; Boot by Hug o Boss; Model , A ndres; Jack et by Suit, ava il a ble at G otst y le; Shirt by Va nishing Eleph a n t, con tact sa les@ c2a ppa rel .com; Pa n t by Dr . Denim, ava il a ble at G otst y le; Boots by Hug o Boss

Opposite page: Model , Ja son; Bow ties worn a s h a ir accessory, by Etro, ava il a ble at H a rry Rosen; Coat by Tombolini; V est by Costume Nationa l , ava il a ble at George C.; Pa n t by Ksubi, con tact sa les@c2a ppa rel . com; Tie by Boss, ava il a ble at Model, Laars; Knit Hug o Boss; Shoes ava il a ble at 69 Poncho by LibertineLibertine, Knit sweater V in tage; Model , by Vanishing Elephant, R a m a; L ay ered for both contact Jack et by Comme; des Ga rcons, Pants by Tombolini; ava il a ble at TNT; Sunglasses by Ksubi Jack et by Ksubi, Pa n t by Life A f ter Denim, for both con tact sa les@c2a ppa rel . com; Shoes ava il a ble at 69 V in tage

Model, Daniel; Jacket by Cheap Monday, contact sales@ Opposite page:; Shirt Model , Cl a rk; by Thierry Mugler; Pant Jack et a nd denim by Costume National, by Ksubi, con tact available at George C.; sa les@c2a ppa rel . Shoes available at 69 com; Sca rf by CP Vintage Compa n y; T-shirt by The Furies; Belt by Orci a ni, ava il a ble AT George C; Shoes by Hug o Boss; Model , Ale x; Coat by Life A f ter Denim, con tact sa les@c2a ppa rel . com; Sw e ater a nd glov es by Costume Nationa l , ava il a ble at George C; Denim by Va nishing Eleph a n t; Sock s by H a ppy Sock s, for both con tact sa les@c2a ppa rel . com

Model , Paul; Cord bl a zer by Tombolini, con tact Euronord Agenc y, 416-5320500; Shirt by Fr a nco N egret ti, ava il a ble at G otst y le; Gr a phic k nit by Etro, ava il a ble at H a rry Rosen; Pa n t a nd shoes by Hug o Boss; Model, Jason; Bow ties Model , Mik e; worn as hair accessory, Jack et by Hug o by Etro, available at Boss; Shirt by Harry Rosen; Coat Ksubi sa les@ by Tombolini; Vest by c2a ppa rel . Costume National, com; Ca shmere available at George C.; sw e ater by Pant by Ksubi, contact A n na purna ,; ava il a ble at Shoes available at 69 George C; Bow Vintage tie by Hug o Boss; Pa n ts by Ksubi; Shoes ava il a ble at 69 V in tage; Fur by D&G

Story created and directed by LULU Photography: Greg Swales Hair: Mikka Jacino and Assistant Connie Garcia from Mankind Grooming Studio for Men, Makeup: Natalia Zurawska from Push Creative Management Host Fashion Editor & Stylist: Rita Fiorucci, Push Creative Management LUSH Fashion Assistants: Cora Kouchak and Stephanie Brown LUSH Backstage On-Site Photography: Yana K., LUSH Interns: Kristina Bozzo, Sabrina Brownie and Olya Siniakov Models: Alex Corey, Daniel Finland, Mitchell L, Rama Luksiarto and Corey Clark from Push Creative Management; Alex and Andres from Spot 6 Management; Clark and Josh from Next Models Canada; Josh Boyd and Mike T from Elmer Olsen Models; Paul Kelly from Ford Models; Jason P from Elite Models

An invitation to an exclusive, private dinner party for friends, where elegance meets decadence Story cre ated a nd directed by LULU Photogr a ph y by REGEN CHEN

Opposite page: Model , R a nj, Suit a nd silk shirt, both by Esca da; L ace-up boots by Jeffrey Campbell, ava il a ble at Remi x; Ring by Swa rovsk i This page: Model, Josh; Shirt and suit by Dolce & Gabbana; Shoes by Christian Louboutin; Model, Tyson; Suit by Arthur Mendonca; Necklace by Swarovski; Shoes by Chanel; Model, John; Suit and vest by Z Zegna; Shoes by Christian Louboutin, available at Remix; Model, Stefanie; Suit and shoes by Michael Kors; Cube necklace by Noritamy, available at Remix; Maxi by David Dixon; Shoes by Brian Atwood, available at Remix; Earrings and ring by Swarovski; Model, Crystal; Satin sleeve T-shirt by Pink Tartan; Embroidered maxi skirt by David Dixon; Shoes by Brian Atwood, available at Remix; Earrings and ring by Swarovski; Model, Madison; Dress by David Dixon; Shoes by Herve Leger, available at Remix; Clutch by Alexander McQueen, available at Remix; Bangle by Nadya Toto; Earrings by Lisa Cobro, collection available at George C; Model, Delia; Coat by Escada; Dress by David Dixon; Boots by Chanel; Cars provided by Forest Hill Car Service, two Mercedes-Benz S550 and one Mercedes-Benz S450.

Model , M a dison; G ow n a nd cropped jack et by Dav id Di xon; Glov es by L a n v in; Shoes by Jimm y Choo; Model , BillIe; G ow n by Nata Toto; Glov es by L a n v in; N eck l ace by Swa rovsk i; Shoes by Christi a n Dior; A res a nd Suga r bred a nd ow n ed by Sonja va n M a a n en of Indelible Bou v iers

Opposite page: Model, Gabriella; Sleeveless Mongolian fur vest by Vawk; Leopard print jacket by Vawk; Skirt by Michael Kors; Lace leggings by David Dixon; Boot by Chanel; Model, Clarke; Fur coat by 34 White and heels by Le Silla, both available at George C.; Chapeau by Louis Vuitton

Model, Crystal; Vintage dress by Dolce & Gabbana, available at Remix; Shoes Brian Atwood, earrings by Divana; Model, Adriana; Dress by Escada; Sunglasses by Chanel; Bracelets and earrings by Divana; Shoes by Ruthie Davis, available at Remix; Model, Delia; Vintage printed jumper by Versace, available at Tuxedo Super; Sunglasses by Ksubi; Earrings by Divana; Vintage pearl embroidered jacket, available upon request; Model, Clarke; Backless gown and heels by Chanel; Crystal bracelet by Divana; Model, Madison; Lace tunic dress by Escada; Neckwear by Noritamy, available at Remix; Blue pumps by Christian Louboutin; Model, Gabriella; Lace dress by Nadya Toto; Necklace available at Remix; Studded heels by Ruthie Davis, available at Remix; Patent belt by Louis Vuitton; Model Billie; Lace turtle neck by David Dixon; Leggings by Chanel; Leopard print loafer by Abel Munoz; Black dome chairs and table decor provided by Rob Dittmer; Table Top/Interior Designer, Products available at; LENS Table and Jacques Guillon Cord Chairs provided exclusively by Avenue Road, www.

Model, Crystal; Printed silk shirt by Equipment; Skirt by David Dixon; Bag by Chanel; Tux booties by Christian Louboutin; Stockings by Happy Socks, available at C2; Model, Adriana; Jacket and skirt suit by Chanel; Printed blouse by David Dixon, ring by Swarovski; Earrings by Rita D; Boots available at Remix; Model, Delia; Dress by Francesco Scognamiglio, available at George C; Stockings by Happy Socks, available at C2; Boots by Jeffrey Campbell ,available at Remix; Model, Stefanie; Skirt suit by Escada; Stockings by Happy Socks; Mary-Jane pumps by Louis Vuitton; Hat by Chanel; Skeleton glasses by Ksubi; Coffee table and decor provided by Rob Dittmer, Table Top/Interior Designer, Products available at

Opposite page: Model, Gabriell a; L ace dress by Na dya Toto; N eck l ace ava il a ble at Remi x; Studded heels by Ru thie Dav is, ava il a ble at Remi x; Paten t belt by Louis Vuit ton; Ta ble Top/In terior Design er , Products ava il a ble at w w w. threedesign. ca; LENS Ta ble prov ided e xclusi v ely by Av en u e Roa d, w w w.av en u eroa

Model, Tyson; Doublelayered Mongolian jacket by Escada; Trousers by Toga Pulla and bracelet by Pamela Love, both available at Rac Boutique; Shoes by Brian Atwood, available at Remix; Model, Gabriella; Sleeveless Mongolian fur vest by Vawk; Leopard print jacket by Vawk; Skirt by Michael Kors; Lace leggings by David Dixon; Boot by Chanel; Model, Madison; Leather dress by Object for Danier; Fur scarf by Mantu, available at George C; Boots by Louis Vuitton; Clutch by Hugo Boss; Model, Billie; Sheer pant by Louis Vuitton; Vintage fur caplet, available at Tuxedo Super; Pearl necklace and sunglasses both by Chanel; Blue suede pumps by Christian Louboutin; Model, Clarke; Fur coat by 34 White and heels by Le Silla, both available at George C.; Chapeau by Louis Vuitton

opposite page: Model , Cl a rk; V elv et dress by America n Retro, ava il a ble at R ac Bou tiqu e; Fur w rist accessories by A rthur Mendonca; Meta l chest pl ate , ava il a ble at Remi x; Ring a nd e a rrings by Swa rovsk i; Shoes (w ith fur puff), ava il a ble at George C; Model , Ga briell a; Tr a nspa ren t be a ded dress by Esca da; N eck l ace by Rita D; Ring by Swa rovsk i; Boots by Gi a n M a rco Lorenzi, ava il a ble at Brow ns; Model , Josh; in Hug o Boss; Model , John, in Costume Nationa l , ava il a ble at George C

Story created and directed by LULU ( Photographer: Regen Chen Photography Assistant: Sharad Mohan Host Fashion Editor & Stylist: Rita Fiorucci/Push Creative Management Makeup by Melissa Gibson for Plutino Group/MAC Cosmetics Makeup assistants: Yvonne MacInnis and Ricky Boudreau Hair: Hanoch Drori Hair Assistant: Nina Farrauto LUSH Fashion Assistants: Cora Kouchak and Stephanie Brown LUSH Interns: Kristina Bozzo, Ranj Dhatt, Crea Henry and Violet Humphrey Models: John Charkas from Push Creative Management; Josh Boyd and Delia from Elmer Olsen Models; Madison, Clark, and Stefanie from Spot 6 Management; Billie from Sutherland Models; Crystal from Next Models; Adriana Delfino Ares and Sugar bred and owned by Sonja van Maanen of Indelible Bouviers; Furniture and Furnishings provided exclusively by Avenue Road, Table Top/Interior Designer: Rob Dittmer Products available at Special thanks to Forest Hill Car Service Inc. for providing us with their vehicles. Location for shoot: Private Residence located in Lorne Park, Mississauga, Ontario. Bruce Johnston, Builder of Fine Homes: Multicon Design Build Inc. Architect and Interior Design by PdLab Inc. (A multi-platform design and fabrication practice, committed to blurring the boundaries between art, architecture and industrial design.


Previous page: Sunglasses by Karen Walker; Magenta and Top: Neon yelloworange wool boucle knitted mink hooded coat, white turtleneck, vest, Adrienne Landau; all Bottega Veneta. Black turtleneck, Michael Kors; Jen Kao black printed suede pants, and 2 Waxing Poetic silver cuffs.

Bottom: Royal blue marabou coat, Adrienne Landau; Navy Yves Saint Laurent turtleneck with the addition Adrienne Landau blue rabbit fur skirt; Karen Walker sunglasses; Navy Stuart Weitzman boots; Donna Karan navy tights.

Opposite page: Black Michael Kors turtleneck; Black BCBG skirt, LD Tuttle boots, Calvin Klein hosiery, Dolce Gabbana bag, Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses.

Top: Magenta and orange wool boucle coat and skirt, white turtleneck, all Bottega Veneta; Gloves, Portolano; Bracelet, Isaac ManevBottom: Clear green itz for Ben Amun; Hose, silk shantung top and Wolford; Shoes, Diane inverted pleat tulip Von Furstenberg. skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Cara Croninger resin bracelets, green shoe boots, 3.1 Phillip Lim; Hosiery, Calvin Klein.

Opposite page: Teal blue rabbit fur vest, Adrienne Landau; Teal Yves Saint Laurent turtleneck; Karen Walker metallic teal pants; Black Ben Amun necklace, vintage black belt; Navy Stuart Weitzman boots

This page: Royal blue marabou coat, Adrienne Landau; Navy Opposite page: Neon Yves Saint Laurent yellow-knitted, mink- turtleneck. hooded vest, Adrienne Landau; Black turtleneck, Michael Kors.

Photography by Tomaas Photographer Assistants: Jason Moore, Chad Saville, Liang Li Stylist: Carla Engler, Represented by Bryant Bantry Reps Stylist Assistant: Ann Nguyen Make-Up Artist: Fiona Thatcher For Make Up For Ever. Hair Stylist: Seiji Uehara, represented by Ennis, Inc. Post Production: Elena Levenets Model: Elena Melnik, Next Models, photographed In New York City




LUSH LUXURY: What is one of your favourite designs and why? MLB: I love Elton John and David Furnish’s apartment in LA. It was such fun working with these amazingly creative guys and to have a free reign to create something totally custom. Plus they are so generous and fun in all they do. LUSH LUXURY: What are some of the new trends in interior design? MLB: I believe we are seeing a major return to the glamorous styles of the seventies and early 80's. Brass and golden finishes are hot again, as is lacquer and smoked glass. Deep luxurious seating and lots of wallpaper are the main movement highlights. Modern luxury today is comfort! LUSH LUXURY: What would you call your design style? MLB: My style is best described by Oscar Wilde—“All beautiful things belong to the same age!” That means eclectic mixes of beautiful objects make decorating irresistible and delicious to the eye of both the beholder and viewer. So I am an eclectic being who decorates with abandon! LUSH LUXURY: What is one of your favourite possessions? MLB: My favourite piece of furniture is an ebony and ivory inlayed cabinet that has some wonderful scenes of mythology on it. It’s 18th century and was the first piece I bought for my house. Also I have some very precious photographs of my grandparents and parents as children that I display LUSH LUXURY: How did you begin your journey into design? amongst Russian icons, Indian silver MLB: My journey really began when I was a child of 12. I started scurrying and other symbolic pieces next to my around the antique markets of London. Pretty soon I was buying and sellbed. ing my finds. I learned my trade this way, totally hands-on. It was really an LUSH LUXURY: Who inspires you amazing start and has been the foundation stone of my career. personally and or professionally? LUSH LUXURY: Would you say you are considered an architect of lifestyle? MLB: Designers who have inspired MLB: I do consider myself a lifestyle architect. I’m a designer who really infiltrates my clients’ lives by bringing their dreams into a reality. As such you me include Renzo Mongiardino, David Hicks, Sir John Soane, Philippe end up part of their lives and become an advisor, confidant and helper to all the other elements of their lives. It’s truly a blessed career, and one I love above Starck and Yves Saint Laurent. My friends and family however inspire all others. me daily with their love and support. LUSH LUXURY: What elements inspire you in creating spaces? Martyn Lawrence Bullard has a MLB: I am most inspired in my surroundings by light. I find it magical and new book out, “Live, Love & Decodefiantly a vital element to every room and interior. It shapes the space, the rate,” published by Rizzoli, with the decorative mood. If there’s no natural light then I strive to design the perfect forward by Sir Elton John. The book light too. LUSH LUXURY: You have many celebrity clients. How did this come about? talks about the last 15 years of his career and includes details of some of MLB: One of my very first clients was Cheryl Tiegs. Her home was a huge success and through this I gained many magazine covers worldwide. Between the work he has done for high-profile clients. His Bravo reality television the great press and word of mouth I suddenly became in demand in Hollywood. Of course Hollywood is dominated with movie stars, so naturally that’s series “Million Dollar Decorators” what my clientele became and has continued to be from referrals and people’s where he and fellow designers decorate some of the more exclusive homes sense of security with me. Of course I respect all privacy and confidentiality, in L.A. will soon head into its second their personal and professional lives. season. Check out his website, www. LUSH LUXURY: Who have been some of your celebrity clients? MLB: Cheryl Tiegs was the first, followed by a brief interlude with Sigourney, and read more of the interview at www. Weaver (who actually ended up doing it herself ), then Rebecca Romijn and John Stamos , Edward Norton, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Elton and so on. It’s been a wild ride! By Lulu,


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