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A retrospective on the queen of fashion: Vivienne Westwood
THE AMERICAN SOCIALITE
Part III in our series. Dallas’ Stacy Tomlinson Gibson by Yoshi Ohara
AMERICAN BEAUTY Model Alyssa Riley wears this season’s chicest offerings THE ARTIST
Step into artist William Ketterer’s world to see art + fashion collide
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LIFE ON NARS
We tap makeup artist Uzo from NARS for some real 60s style
VELVET, SATIN AND LACE Turn-of-the-century fashion with a twist emerges to the fore
FACTORY GIRLS Lensman Jeff Berlin shoots a Warhol-inspired fashion story
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Editor’s Note: Samia Arslane Samia’s Loves: On our editor-in-chief’s gift list. Chriselle Lim: OC editor-at-large’s favorite things. Amanda Eliasch: Our fashion editor’s must-haves. George Blodwell: Want a happy man? Gift these things. Susan Campos: From dirt to diamonds—here’s my gift list. Interior Motives: Sherryl White on treasures for the home. Almie Rose: Weakness for artists? Find them here. Jetsetters: Paolo Russo, and Silvia Damiani Lisa Wayne: Need a getaway plan? This is it.
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Style ID: Vanessa Prager, a young artist on a mission. Food and Wine: Jeff Lipsman rates Osteria Drago. Out-of-Towner: Vanessa Bruno .
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Creative Director’s Finds: Stephen turns in his gift list.
Camille Clark: Our beauty editor’s holiday finds. Closet Desires: Merging art with fashion and vice-versa. Beauty Profile: An interview with the queen of eyebrows. Top Beauty and Wellness Docs: We chart LA’s best. Best Hair Salons: Genlux picks our top LA/OC salons. Hair Hero: Our interview with stylist Neeko Abriol. Makeup Trends: We ask MAC’s John Stapleton for advice. Beauty Profile: Jessica Canseco, cosmetic tattoo artist. Beauty News: We check out the Nefertiti Lift at Blue Spa.
Artist Profiles: Photographer Nancy Berry Artist Profile: Muramasa Kudo Artist Profile: Yassi Mazandi Artist Profile: A look back at 80s fashion artist Antonio. Samia’s Wish List: Our editor-in-chief’s Christmas picks Designer Profile: Kimberly McDonald on the First Lady. Chriselle’s Gifting Suite: Things I want. To have and to give. Fragrance Gift Guide: Tear out and hang on fridge. Candle Gift Guide: Make a joyful scent onto the world.
Hair Product Picks: Daven’s hair product picks.
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GENLUX Publisher and Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Editor at Large: George Blodwell OC Editor at Large: Chriselle Lim Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Assistant Art Director: Alexandra de Silva Director of Events: John Sugrue / OCLA Events VP of Luxury Advertising: Andrea Aal Account Executive: Rhonda Zakhor Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Beauty Director: Camille Clark Beauty Editor: Daven Mayeda Writer at Large: Almie Rose Genlux Website Editor: Abegail Cal Contributing Editors: Susan Campos, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Larry Lederman, Tracy O’Connor, Lisa Wayne, Sherryl White, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Jeff Berlin, Courtney Beckett, Victoria Buesing, Dawn DiCarlo, Machado Cicala Morassut, Yoshi Makino, Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Yoshi Ohara, Eleanor Stills, Corey Whitted
Holiday 2012 Issue ©2012 by Genlux Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from Genlux Magazine. To our readers: Genlux Magazine invites you to share your thoughts, ideas and critiques of our publication. Please send comments to email@example.com. Subscriptions: Please subscribe online at genlux.com. To advertise: Please contact Cecilia@genlux.com or call 310-275-5700.
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GENLUX RT PRODUCES UGLY THINGS WHICH FREQUENTLY BECOME MORE BEAUTIFUL WITH TIME. FASHION, ON THE OTHER HAND, PRODUCES BEAUTIFUL THINGS WHICH ALWAYS BECOME UGLY WITH TIME. – JEAN COCTEAU Whether you agree with Monsieur Cocteau or not, one thing is for certain: art and fashion go hand in hand. Fortunately, the focus of our Holiday issue is ART, FASHION, and JEWELRY. As time has shown us, there’s always been a close synergy among the three. Many fashion designers found their inspiration from the art world. Coco Chanel, for instance, was influenced early in her career by cubism. In the 1960s the painted paper dress inspired by Andy Warhol’s art made its debut. In 2001, the iconic fashion brand Louis Vuitton began its long-lasting collaboration with artists like Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and, most recently, 82-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, known for her polka-dot artwork. Wanna see for yourself ? Check out the gorgeous Keepall bandouliere 55 in my editor’s picks and let me know what you think. (p24) Speaking of an art+fashion collaboration, Fendi recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Baguette by featuring a special pop-up shop at Maxfield with an exclusive artist Baguette exhibition and auction. (p99) In addition, for the first time, the Italian brand launched a special ecommerce window dedicated exclusively to the Baguette world—from the iconic re-editions to unique vintage pieces…even a DIY package to create your very own handmade Baguette. Can’t wait to order mine. (Christmas is coming!) There are many reasons why I love this time of year. People seem to be more optimistic, joyful and more philanthropic. I also like the cooler weather (well, except for this year. As I write this, it’s 85 degrees in late October). I know I’ve said it many times before, but where did the year go? I can’t believe Thanksgiving is around the corner. Next thing you know, it’s Christmas time, which means my trip to Brazil and Uruguay isn’t that far off. I will definitely keep you posted on my travel adventures. Follow me on Twitter @SamiaArslane For now, please enjoy this fabulous holiday issue. Bisous à tous! —Samia Arslane
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: FENDI CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF THE BAGUETTE BAGUETTEMANIA AT MAXFIELD, LA PHOTOS: DONATO SARDELLA AND STEFANIE KEENAN FOR GETTY/WIREIMAGE In celebration of 15 years of the Baguette, FENDI celebrated with the launch of the megabrandâ€™s BAGUETTEMANIA pop-up shop at Maxfield, LA. Top LA artists like Chaz Bojorquez, Kenny Scharf, and Pae White used the iconic bags as their canvas to create Baguette works of art for a silent auction. On hand were host Silvia Venturini Fendi and Tommy Perse as well as many notable guests including Peggy Moffitt, Jeffrey Deitsch, Crystal Lord, Patricia and Lydia Hearst, Katerina Tommy Perse Graham, and Michael Chow. Crystal Lord, Hilary Thomas, Jenny Belushi
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: GENLUX CELEBRATES FASHION’S NIGHT OUT WITH A FASHONABLE EVENT AT THE BEVERLY CENTER’S GARDEN TERRACE PHOTOS: KAI HE, AND SID MASCARDO
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Genlux Magazine celebrated Fashion’s Night Out with 350 guests at the festive release of its Fall Fashion issue with a party on the rooftop garden of the Beverly Center.. The evening was hosted by Katriel, Katriel Dan Deutsch Eyewear, and Frey Wille.. On hand were Keny Cohen, Cohen designer for Katriel, Genlux cover model Kendall Jenner, Chris Jenner, Jefferson Brown, Beau Dunn, Kali Hawk, Larry and Paulette Cohen, Genlux editors Amanda Eliasch and George Blodwell, and many others. The crowd enjoyed a presentation of the elegant Katriel fall fashion collection on Wilhelmina models. They sipped on Flawless Vodka as DJ Yvonne Black kept them movin’. Delicious desserts came courtesy of My Vienna Gelato and Vosges Haut Chocolates.
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Kendall Jenner, Keny Cohen, Kris Jenner
Brittany Gandy, Chase Carlson
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: SOUTH COAST PLAZA 45TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AT THE HOTEL BEL-AIR PHOTOS RYAN MILLER / CAPTURE IMAGING South Coast Plaza celebrated its 45th anniversary with an intimate cocktail reception and dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Wolfgang Puck served up the eveningâ€™s fare over a spectacular table setting as musical performers Pink Martini Band delighted the guests. The honored guests included Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom, Anton and Jennifer Segerstrom, Dee Higby, Betty Huang, Aaron Kushner, Debra Gunn Downing, Charles Kanter, Chris Schulz, and Larry and Dee Higby.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: GENLUX CELEBRATES THE SOFITEL LOS ANGELES‘ PATIO LAUNCH PHOTOS: EDWARD DE LA TORRE Genlux Magazine and hosts Kelly Emberg and Beverly Johnson celebrated the opening of the Sofitel Los Angeles hotel’s beautifully renovated patio. Guests enjoyed delicous appetizers by the hotel’s catering team and Laurent-Perrier Champagne. The fashionable crowd included Eric Lemaire, Sofia Milos, Tarina Tarantino, Jennifer McManis, Ruby Stewart, Lisa Wayne, Michael Kanyon, Suzanne Teresa, and other LA tastemakers.
Eric Lemaire, General Manager, Sofitel Los Angeles
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Here are my favorite picks this season! –Samia Arslane
Fendi yellow beaded vintage baguette, baguette.fendi.com
Elephant Heart XO Kiss Necklace in 14K yellow gold and metal alloy on 18” chain, $198, elephantheart.com
Clive Christian V Perfume, $405, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Fashion Island, 949-759-1900; Eres Escroc triangle top, $215, Gredin high-waisted bottom, $205, Eres, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008, eresparis.com
Charles Goode 20ct pavé diamonds crafted from 18K white gold geometric bangle. Only five made, $75,000, charlesgoode.com
CHANEL Paris Bombay pump, $1095, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
Chopard 1110 33ct pastel pink sapphire earrings set in 18K rose gold from the Red Carpet Collection, Chopard, South Coast Plaza, 714432-0963, us.chopard. com Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama Keepall bandouliere 55, $2320, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457; Costa Mesa, 714-850-9273, louisvuitton.com
Stella McCartney cami, $95; shorts, $70, Stella McCartney, LA, 310-273-7051
Christian Louboutin Loubi Bike light grey suede and python slouchy boot, $2095, us.christianlouboutin.com
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Baroness von Neumann Capri candle, $49.50, baronessvonneumann.com
Azature black diamond nail polish, $25, Fred Segal, West Hollywood, 323-655-9500
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Erica Courtney 18K gold omega chain necklace with 26.83 cts fire opal, Gearys, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4741, ericacourtney.com Christian Louboutin Decollete 554 pony leopard point-toe pump, $795, Christian Louboutin, South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9200, christianlouboutin.com
Salvatore Ferragamo gold whipstitch cuff, $7875, Salvatore Ferragamo, South Coast Plaza, 714-979-7654
Casadei Queen suede blade pump, $820, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, 949-759-1900, neimanmarcus.com
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Harry Winston diamond micropavé round ear studs, totaling 1.06 cts set in platinum, Harry Winston, South Coast Plaza, 714-371-1910, harrywinston.com Judith Leiber charmaine pattern minaudiere, $3995, judithleiber.com
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WESTWOOD’S WORLD For over 30 years, Vivienne Westwood has reigned as the queen of fashion—creating strokes of genius suitable for hanging in any museum. Here, photographer YOSHI OHARA showcases the private collection of Westwood aficionado HIDEKAZU KURAUCHI. (l) Grey mountain hat, buffalo coat, and tribal print buffalo hood from A/W 1982-83 Worlds End’s “Nostalgia of Mud” collection. Fiona dress, Pink gold necklace, crocodile embossed court shoes from Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Collection, Vivienne Westwood, WeHo, 323-951-0021 Ribbon belt, stylist made. (r) Vivienne Westwood vintage wool evening train skirt and money print Wizard frill shirt from A/W 1912-13 Gold Label “London” collection, Vivienne Westwood, WeHo, 323-951-0021
Photographer, Yoshi Ohara / marznet.com Stylist: Hidekazu Kurauchi Models: Sharina / LA Models Laine Rogova / Hollywood Models Makeup Artist: Annie Ing / CelestineAgency.com Hair Stylist: Sooyoo Kim / sooyookim.com Stylist’s Assistant: Sachi Nakamura Photo Assistant: Johnny Nguyen Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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(l) Vivienne Westwood red barathea love jacket from “Harris Tweed,” A/W 1987-88; Gold painted red mohair camisole from “Anglomania,” A/W 1993-94; Giant Orb pochette from “Salon,” Collection S/S 1992. Skyscraper Seditionary shoes in leopard calf leather with tortoiseshell-colored plastic, Vivienne Westwood, West Hollywood, 323-951-0021 (r) Vivienne Westwood velvet crown hat from “Harris Tweed,” collection 1987-88; Velvet coat with faux fur detail from “Always on Camera,” collection A/W 1992-93; Multicolor hand-painted Giant dots corset and evening skirt from “Les Femmes,” collection S/S 1996
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Vivienne Westwood vintage rose-patterned corset and skirt from “Tied to the Mast,” spring/summer 1998; Baseball cap from “Café Society,” spring/summer 1994. Mouthpiece necklace from “Erotic Zone,” spirng/summer 1995; Skeleton pieces from “Vive La Cocotte,” A/W 1995-96; Giant Orb necklaces from “Time Machine,” Autumn/Winter 1988, Silver Snail choker as pendant from “Summer Time,” spring/summer 2000 Pink gold giant skeleton necklace, crystal bear necklace and crystal horn head gear available at Vivienne Westwood, 8320 Melrose, LA, 90069 323-951-0021
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Vivienne Westwood maxi-length kilt with matching fencing jacket in “Red Anderson tartan” from “ Anglomania” collection, A/W 1993-94 Red “Love letter to prostitute” elevated stiletto from “Café Society” S/S 1994
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Vivienne Westwood vintage rocking horse “Slave” shoes, Salon of Versailles palace print Liberty dress with multi-function balck lame cardigan top available at Vivienne Westwood 8320 Melrose, LA, 323-951-0021 vintage salon photographic print denim trousers and tie as ribbon from “Salon” collection S/S 1992
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(l) Vivienne Westwood Leopard faux fur “Princess Coat,” from “ Time Machine“ collection, A/W 1988; Faxu boa skin “Elevated Court,” platform shoes from “Grand Hotel,” collection S/S 1993; Vintage Tiger shaped bag from “Wild Beauty,“ collection A/W 2001-02 (r) Gold embroidered corset jacket from “Vive La Cocotte,” A/W 1995-96; Purple Velvet evening skirt from “Dress to Scale,” A/W 1998-99; Seditionary skyscraper boots in multi-colored Jungle green from “The Only One” S/S 2011
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THE AMERICAN SOCIALITE PART III STACY TOMLINSON GIBSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY YOSHI OHARA Photographer: Yoshi Ohara / marznet.com Stylist: Sarah Najafi / SarahSophia.co Makeup: Dale Johnson / DaleJohnsonMakeup.com Hair: Sherri Celis / ArtistsbyTimothyPriano.com Manicure: Elisa Wishan / Mobelisa.com using O.P.I. Photo Assistant: Johnny Nguyen Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Rani Zakhem embroidered V-neckline caftan in chiffon and crĂŞpe de Chine with trumpet chiffon sleeves, $1578, Jones & Jones Texas, jonesandjonestexas.com Shay Accessories bangle, $195, shayaccessories.com VRAM pair of 18K black gold, black and white diamond earrings, $11,340, Gray Gallery, West Hollywood, 310-854-0091 Swarovski Hyacinth ring, $240, Swarovski boutiques, swarovski.com
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Valentino pink embroidered gown, $23,000, Valentino Couture, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103, valentino.com Fiore diamond and semi-precious earrings and stone rings, price upon request, Fiore, fiore.com
YSL jersey gown $2590, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bevery Hills, 310-275-4211 Swarovski crystal clutch $1610, Swarovski crystal bangles, $184 each, Shay Accessories, shayaccessories.com
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Stacy’s favorite things: Favorite restaurant: Old Warsaw, Dallas Favorite getaway: Turks and Caicos Regent Palms Resort and Spa— it’s heaven on earth! Favorite song: Dream On, by Aerosmith Favorite person: My husband, James—my soulmate. I Love him more than my next breath. Favorite designers: Marchesa, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Chanel Favorite TV show: Mad Men Favorite movies: The Notebook, Almost Famous, The Hangover Favorite car: Ferrari convertible Favorite drinks: Cappuccino, and my “Secret Green Health Shake” Sweet or salty? Sweet and salty Favorite fashion decade: The 70s (Studio 54) Style icons: My mom, Jerry Hall, Jackie O Trade places with? I wouldn’t trade with anyone because I love my life with James and my family. Favorite place: At home with James and our “Fur Babies” (three dogs, one cat). Ten guests at your next dinner party: 1. Jesus 2. My husband 3. Elvis 4. Oprah 5. Will Ferrell 6. Jennifer Anniston 7. Jackie O 8. Khloe Kardashian 9. Jack Nicholson 10. Tom Ford
t first glance Stacy Tomlinson Gibson seems like your typical Texas socialite who has it all—big homes, private jets, long, thick hair, perfectly manicured nails and a walk-in closet full of couture dresses.
She owns her own custom home-building and interior design company, and is married to James, the man of her dreams. “I have no regrets in my life; I’ve been so fortunate to do anything I’ve ever wanted to do and have my family’s support,” Stacy says from her home in Plano, a Dallas suburb. The thirty-six-year-old hails from a family whose men dug their roots deep in oil and real estate—the kind of men whose success stands as tall as their ten-gallon cowboy hats. Her parents, Margie and Harold (both since remarried), raised Stacy and her sister, Tracy, in a world of affluence and influence. “My family greatly impacted the charity arena in Dallas in the late 70s, 80s and 90s by helping to fund and start numerous foundations such as the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball.” Stacy treasures her legacy and credits it for fueling her own entrepreneurial spirit. It seems she has it all, except for one unfortunate reality: She’s battling terminal cancer. “We’re never promised tomorrow, so live life to the fullest today,” she says. “Put God first, everything else second, and surround yourself with loved ones. It’s times like these you find out what you’re made of and who your real friends are, and I can count them on one hand.” Her journey with the disease started nearly ten years ago when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After enduring grueling rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, she was told the cancer had gone into remission…only to find out in 2010 that it had returned as terminal metastatic breast cancer. Though she says she struggles with having to face her mortality every day, she’s determined
to keep fighting. “It makes you rethink things you once deemed important, and obviously gives you a whole new perspective on life.” That perspective includes her involvement with charities like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She’s quick to state her gratitude to her family, who have steadfastly stood by her side. “They’re starting a foundation in my name to raise funds and awareness for this type of cancer.” She’s also an active member of the Humane Society. “I find animals to be extremely therapeutic. I’m convinced that my old yellow Lab, Bailey, played a large role in helping me overcome my first battle with cancer ten years ago.” Stacy has undergone numerous surgeries, including a mastectomy, and continues weekly oncology visits. And although she’s had to alter her lifestyle, sticking to a mostly organic diet, she does find time to enjoy life in Dallas where she spends most days with her mom, shopping or relaxing at the spa, and sitting at home watching movies with James. Her desire is to continue looking toward the future. She’s drawing up plans for the couple’s 7000-square-foot dream home in Plano. She’s also writing a book about her experience going from Valentino to hospital gowns, and has been painting for an upcoming art gallery show. “I’m so thankful for my trials and tribulations because they’ve made me who I am today. I’m comfortable in my own skin, even though my skin is scarred from fighting cancer—they’re my battle scars and I wear them proudly.” G
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YSL jersey gown, $2590, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bevery Hills, 310-275-4211 Swarovski crystal bangles, $184 each, Shay Accessories, shayaccessories.com
Vintage 70s platinum diamond dome ring 3tcw, $7180, Gray Gallery, West Hollywood, 310-854-0091
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Valentino blush ball gown, $23,000, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103, valentino.com Alexis Bittar crystal earrings, alexisbittar.com Swarovski crystal bracelet and ring, swarovski.com
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Photographer: MachadoCicalaMorassut.com Stylist: Sarah Najafi / SarahSophia.co Model: Alyssa Riley / Wilhelmina Models Makeup: Camille Clark / AIM Artists Hair: Sienree / CelestineAgency.com Manicure: Elisa Wishan / Mobelisa.com using O.P.I. Photo Assistant: Danny Calderon Location: Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Stella McCartney peplum cocktail dress, $2065, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Swarovski antique gold earrings, shayaccessories.com
Genlux invites superstar Argentinian photogs Machado Cicala Morassut to Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood to capture all-American beauty Alyssa Riley in this seasonâ€™s chic fashion.
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Valentino red jumpsuit, $2980, Valentino, 324 North Rodeo Drive, 310-247-0103 Swarovski necklace, $400, shayaccessories.com Guiseppe Zanotti fur and spike heel, Guiseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760
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Cameo National dress, Aimee boutique, Des Moine, 515-243-0045 Amanda Keidan quartz ring, $1320, amandakeidan.com Swarovski sword bangle, $190, Swarovski boutiques Melamed velvet belt, $180, Melamed, 310-247-8789, melamedbelts.com
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Cameo Innerspeaker shorts, House of Design, NY, 917-370-4161 Cameo Wild Honey faux fur top, Rose Couture, Georgia, 770-909-3691 Gray Gallery vintage 18K gold bracelet c.1960, $6000; 18K gold sapphire, diamond, Tahitian pearl aand tourmaline earrings, $5940, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091, graygallery.com Elodie K. gold diamond ring, $950, maxandchloe.com
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Theonne silk jumpsuit, $488, theonne.com 18K gold American Indian River stone and 6.50ct sapphire ring, $7940, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091, graygallery.com Shay Accessories leather and metal cuff; Shay Accessories gold and brown Agate necklace, shayaccessories.com Guiseppe Zanotti black suede T-strap shoe, Guiseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760
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Ivana Helsinki wool tunic, $1590, ivanahelsinki.com Gray Gallery 18K yellow gold sea urchin bracelet with jade beads c1950, $11,865, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091, graygallery.com Marie Todd Bria gold cuff, $280, marietodd.com Jimmy Choo Kaeble in black suede/mesh, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
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Stella McCartney peplum cocktail dress, $2065, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Guiseppe Zanotti platform pump, Guiseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760
A NEW REALITY
Sheâ€™s the one housewife we all love to...well, love. Now, as Lisa Vanderpump enters her third season as a part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,sheâ€™s got not one, but two shows about to air on Bravo. The new show titled Sur, follows the lives of her restaurant that she owns with partners GZ and Nathalie HOLIDAY HOLIDAY2012 2012 GENLUX 55 27
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Fashion collides with art and design as artist William Ketterer directs his assistants around the Habité design showroom in Hollywood Photographer: Yoshihiro Makino / yoshimakino.us Stylist: Sarah Najafi / SarahSophia.co Models: Tiera Skovbye / Next Models, Los Angeles Jennifer McManis / Photogenics Models The Artist: William Ketterer Hair: Candice Birns for Oribe haircare / CandiceBirns.com Makeup: Alexis Swain / Celestine Agency Manicurist: Elisa Wishan / Mobelisa.com using O.P.I. Grooming: Kiki.E Lighting supervisor: Benjamin Callot Digital Tech: Michael Kinsey at Smashbox Studios Location: Special thanks to Habité, 169 N La Brea, 323-692-0023, habitéla.com Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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(l) Redemption Choppers tee, redemptionchoppers.com Finders Keepers dare to dream shorts, $121, Sanctuary, NY, 718-979-1080 Gray Gallery vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Zodiac pendant, $4995; vintage Gucci 18K enamel bracelet, $11,500; Gray Gallery vintage 14K gold, chrysoprase and onyx bracelet $2400, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091 Robert Rodriguez Collection necklace, $245, robertrodriguezcollection.com Christian Louboutin Fourmi shoe, $995, Christian Louboutin, Beverly Hills, 310-247-9300 (r) Keepsake Fool in Love top, Wolfgang, 904-358-7288 Robert Rodriguez Collection cardigan, $395, robertrodriguezcollection.com 1020 leather shorts, 1020bynicole.com Hervé Léger by Max Azria Bellona bootie, $970, Hervé Léger by Max Azria stores, bcbg.com Nissa Estella necklace, nissajewelry.com Vintage hat, stylist’s own
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Nicholas K Alro sweater, $543, nicholask.com Chaiken dress, $298, chaikenclothing.com Nissa jewelry Empire cuff, $118; Nissa skinny cuff, $80, nissajewelry.com Gray Gallery vintage Jean Mahie ring, $4750, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091 Karma El Khalil Ladder chain earring, roseark.com
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(l) Diaghlevi dress, $395, allsaints.com Jerome C. Rousseau boot, $845, Intermix, 310-860-0113 Robert Rodriguez Collection jacket, $1095, robertrodriguezcollection.com Gray Gallery ring, $2200, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091 Nissa ring, $125, nissajewelry.com (r) Hale Bob blouse, us.halebobstore.com Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan skirt, Emerson-Boston, 857-753-4525 Gray Gallery ring, $6310; Aldo Cipullo for Cartier “Juste Un Clou” necklace, $24,500, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091
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Nation LTD classic white tee, nationltd.com McGinn blazer, $420, nordstrom.com Marielle Pilato for Gray Gallery sterling silver and fossilized bone necklace, $1995, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091, graygallery.com Chibi Jewels horizontal arrow necklace, chibijewels.com
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(l) Vivienne Westwood Liberty blouse, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 All Saints Ridley leggings, $120, allsaints.com Gray Gallery vintage James Avery necklace, $2200, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091, graygallery.com (r) Thakoon Addition silk blouse, $350, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Nissa snake ring, $73; Nissa Jewelry rocks quad ring: $125; nissajewelry.com
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Helmut Lang willow coat, $1195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 AG Adriano Goldschmeid jeans, $159, agjeans.com Vintage sleeveless sweatshirt, allsaints.com Vintage Aldo Cipullo for Cartier 18K gold Hamsa hand pendant, $19,500, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091
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All Saints Epea pullover, $195, allsaints.com Kate Spade octagonal necklace, katespade.com Vram for Gray Gallery 18K yellow and white gold necklace, $11,550, Gray Gallery, 310-854-0091 Nissa Jewelry snake ring, $73, nissajewelry.com
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LIFE ON NARS
François Nars has been busy lately. The founder and creative director of NARS Cosmetics just christened his new West Coast flagship boutique on LA’s Melrose Avenue and launched a holiday collection in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation. Here, with the help of international lead makeup stylist Uzo, Genlux treats you to an eyeful of the NARS Andy Warhol collection Photographer: DawnDiCarlo.com Model: Kylie / PhotogenicMedia.com Hair: Kristin Heitkotter / CelestineAgency.com Makeup: Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist Location: Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Beauty Look: Shadows trio eye shadow, part of NARS Andy Warhol Silver Factory gift set, $200; Exhibit A blush, $28; Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24; Holly Woodlawn Larger Than Life lip gloss, $26, NARS, 8412 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, nars.com
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Beauty Look: Black liner, nude lip: Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow, $34; Bali Single Eyeshadow, $24; Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, $27; Satellite of Love highlighting blush, $28; Sexual Healing lipstick, $24, NARS, 8412 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, nars.com
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Beauty Look: Femme Fatale Duo eyeshadow: part of NARS Andy Warhol Beautiful Darling Gift Set, $49; Abbey Road Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $23, Desire Blush, $28, Schiap Lipstick, $24, International Velvet Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, $26, NARS, 8412 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, nars.com
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VELVET SATIN+LACE The past is new again as style sensibilities of turn-of-the-century fashion emerges to the fore.
Photographer, TraceyMorris.com Stylist: JAK / The Wall Group Model: Jennifer McManis / Photogenics Models Makeup: Camille Clark / AimArtist.com Hair: Sienree using Oribe Haircare / CelestineAgency.com Manicure: Melissa Bozant using CND Shellac / Exclusive Artists Digital Tech: Robert Morris Photo Assistants: Mike Kinsey, Christian Shenouda Location: Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Salvatore Ferragamo velvet and satin jacket, $1260, pant, $620, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Rachael Cassar dress, $3500, rachaelcassar.com Neil Lane diamond ring and garnet and gold bracelet, $22,000, Neil Lane, LA, 310-275-5015 Vita Fede small gold ring, and bracelet with Swarovski crystals, $1275, vitafede.com
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Valentino velvet jacket, $3790, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Georges Chakra couture dress, georgeschakra.com Corlette leather corset belt, corlettelondon.com Neil Lane garnet and gold brooch $12,000, Neil Lane, LA, 310-275-5015 Vita Fede bracelet with Swarovski crystals, $1275, vitafede.com Vintage hat with veil, stylists own
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Temperley red satin Nyla tailoring coat, $1745, Temperley London, LA, 323-782-8000 Zuhair Murad red tulle gown, zuhairmurad.com Lanvin cameo necklace, $1565, Lanvin, Beverly Hills, 310-402-0580 Vintage veil, gloves, stylists own
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Tadashi Shoji black and nude chantilly lace high-neck dress, $508, tadashishoji.com Neil Lane diamond onyx and platinum brooch, $18,000, Neil Lane, LA, 310-275-5015
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Valentino puff sleeve couture Tee, $1190, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Lanvin dress, $4600, Lanvin, Beverly Hills 310-402-0580
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Temperley black jaquard peplum jacket, $970, Temperley London, LA, 323-782-8000 Rachel Zoe silk ivory blouse, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Lanvin velvet belt with jeweled buckle, $1175, Lanvin, Beverly Hills, 310-402-0580
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Valentino leather cape, $7980, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Tadashi Shoji red and black embroidered lace dress, $448, tadashishoji.com Avakian 18K white gold, black diamond ring, $10,900, Avakian Beverly Hills, 310-271-6330 Vintage hat and gloves, stylists own
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Photography by Jeff Berlin Styled by Amy Astar
Photographer, Jeff Berlin for Sony Digital Imaging Represented by DeAnnesleyAgency.com Stylist: AmyAstar.com Models: Lucy / PhotogenicsMedia.com Laura G / PhotogenicsMedia.com Makeup: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics Hair: Daven Mayeda / CelestineAgency.com Photo assistants Rick Sharf and Scott Stanley Retouching: Jacob Henderson for Leash Conceptual, Inc. Location: Smashbox Studios, Culver City Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Pologeorgis Tibetan lamb scarves in ivory and black, $295 each, neimanmarcus.com Theory Taolina dress, $295; Kenneth Jay Lane gold chain satin link pendant necklace, $120, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233
FACTORY GIRLS Fast-forward fifty years since Andy Warhol ruled the pop-art scene and it looks as if the 60s influence is back in fashion
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On Laura: Milly fiona winter white cocktail dress, $825, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 Pologeorgis tibetan lamb scarf in ivory, $295, NeimanMarcus.com Yves Saint Laurent beaded logo pendant necklace, $440, Saks.com Giuseppe Zanotti tall velvet boot, giuseppezanotti.com On Lucy: Pologeorgis Tibetan lamb scarf, $295, neimanmarcus.com, Theory Taolina dress, $295; Kenneth Jay Lane Gold chain satin link pendant necklace, $120; Alexander McQueen skull box clutch, $1545, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 Maison Martin Margiela red leather gloves, $590, neimanmarcus.com, Jimmy Choo grey leather knee-high boot, $1050, jimmychoo.com
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Yigal-Azrouel merino wool exposed-shoulder sweater, $540; Theory leather black leggings, $835; Diane von Furstenberg Carolina lip clutch, $345; Kenneth Jay Kane geometric bangle, $115; Fendi red velvet sandal, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 Kendra Scott ring, $70, kendrascott.com 14K gold earrings, vintage, stylistâ€™s own
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Kate Spade New York, Dianne flared trench coat, $678; Ippolita hematite lollipop ring, $3295; Ralph Lauren O-ring wrap belt, $295; Commando sheer big dot tights, $32, neimanmarcus.com
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On Laura: Phoebe Couture colorblock shift dress, $260, neimanmarcus.com Henri Bendel gold fringe necklace, $298, Henri Bendel Boutique, LA, 310-358-9378 Tory Burch logo bracelet, $145; Tory Burch column statement ring, $95, ToryBurch.com, Kate Spade New York typewriter keys red clutch, $348, KateSpade.com Prada cutout bootie, $850, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 On Lucy: Kate Spade New York maya dot print shift dress, $438; Ippolita triple charm necklace, $1195, neimanmarcus.com Kenneth Jay Lane drop earrings, $75, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 Kate Spade New York gold odiom bangle, $128, katespade.com Charlotte Olympia kiss me leather nude-red platform pump, $975, neimanmarcus.com YSL vintage black handbag, stylistâ€™s own
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On Lucy: Rachel Zoe gemma crepe jumpsuit in navy, $425, neimanmarcus.com, Yves Saint Laurent beaded logo pendant necklace, $440; Yves Saint Laurent arty oval ring in blue $290, Saks.com Diane von Furstenberg eclipse blue clutch, $475; Yves Saint Laurent tabita mirror pump, $1050, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 14K gold vintage earrings, stylistâ€™s own On Laura: Trina Turk cap-sleeve ponte dress, $298; Emilio Pucci scarf winter capri, $410; Raina anna vintage belt, $225; Kenneth Jay Lane lapis oval ring, $95, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233 Jimmy Choo turquoise suede boot, $1395, jimmychoo.com
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Kate Spade New York Steffie warpplaid coat, $698; Ippolita flat triplelink earrings, $295; Ippolita gladiator cuffs, $950 each, neimanmarcus.com, Kendra Scott sommer ring in black, $70, Kendra Scott.com
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Mask Marvel Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask, $72, Space NK, LA, 310-451Pop Art 7284 “So gentle Artist Makoto Azuma London is so busy. It seems there and calming, an putshundred the finishing touches exceptional are two events a night. Last his suspended floral product with week on there was the opening of Frieze, arrangement at art the show, LA White Genepi, a the contemporary the Lonlaunch of the Champagne rare don Film Festival, and a party atECOCERTthe that bears his London artwork. Symphony certified organic Barbican for the alpine plant Orchestra. Two days later there was extract.” the beautiful memorial for Vidal Sas-
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Burberry Sheer Concealer in soft beige 02, $40, nordstrom.com “This conceals dark circles and blemishes for a light, flawless finish.”
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Some great art and photo books like ICONS, by Markus+Indrani, are easy to buy online, but let’s support our local bookstores like Barnes & Noble. We need them!
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FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE—GEORGE BLODWELL I’m so glad that the weather is ﬁnally cooling so I can bring out my favorite coats and boots. It’s a particularly wonderful time of year for me, because it reminds me of growing up in the K with wind, rain and cold times—I love it all. I feel very fortunate to walk on this planet Earth, and I’m very aware of how precious we all are. It’s easy to forget that we are magic in motion. This fall’s collections are wonderfully
diverse and creative. In particular, I must rave about John Varvatos and the creativity and craftsmanship he is showing. I love most of his fall looks and encourage you to check them out. A little bit of advice for you guys out there TRY THINGS ON! ou might be surprised to see that something you thought was not for you can turn out to be stunning. Don’t box yourself in…try things on and stay open for a cool look! Lov e, Geor ge
Etiqueta Negra,Casa Faliano boots, $4000, 212-219-4015, etiquetanegra.com
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BEAUTY TRESSTRENDS TRESS TRENDS
YOU DON’T NEED A TEAM OF CELEBRITY STYLISTS TO GET SUPERSTAR LOOKS. HERE ARE SOME OF THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE THAT YOU CAN USE ON YOUR OWN HAIR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. —DAVEN MAYEDA GIVE TO GIVE BACK
The Hair Shop six-piece clip-in extensions, $300, LA, 323-930-4747, Santa Ana, 714-850-0707, hairpiece.com
Ever wanted to get that cool and casual ‘undone curl?’ Try this innovative new curling iron! The Verge Bubble Wand creates messy, undone hair. There is a short clip to hold the root of your hair in place so it won’t slip out of the iron. Its ceramic NG technology locks in moisture to add shine and texture. The unique iron shape will help you create the perfect one-of-a-kind texture! How to use it: Wrap sections around the iron and leave about an inch of your ends unheated to keep your look modern. Try alternating directions with each section as you work your way from the back of your head toward the front. Spray with your favorite finishing spray to hold your unique style in place.
LOCK IT IN
We always see gorgeous, luxurious locks on the red carpet, but you may not know a secret: they’re not always real! If you have blonde or fine hair, you may want to invest in a highquality set of clip-in extensions. The higher quality the hair is, the finer the strands of hair will be in diameter—this will help blend your extensions if you’re trying to add length or fullness. By adding a couple of nice extensions to the back and sides of your head, you’ll instantly get volume and help hold your curl all day long! Invest in a good set; if you take care of it, it will last you a lifetime. Daven’s Hair Tip: Try the six-piece hair extension set from The Hair Shop.
ANTI-FRIZZ In California, there are high levels of mineral deposits in our water system. Even with a water filter, it can still leave the hair dry and unruly. Shu Uemura has created a magical leave-in cream with their signature Essence Absolue oil that can be used daily to reduce frizz created by humidity. Curlyhaired girls who want to rock their natural texture can use this cream to define curls while adding tons of luster and shine. Works great on damp hair to help prevent frizz all day long! How to use it: Try adding a small amount to the palms of your hands and run through your curls after you’ve waved them with an iron. The result is a great piece-y texture to your hair! Colure Haircare controls your frizzies with a special smoothing system that doesn’t
require any permanent commitments. How to use it: Wash and moisturize your hair with the Smooth Straight shampoo and conditioner. Add a couple drops of the Relaxing Elixer to the palm of your hands and apply them to your hair—midshaft first, then ends. Blow-dry quarter-inch sections with a round brush and you’ll instantly notice your blowout will be less frizzy throughout the day! Certified organic, Colure’s trio is packed with essential oils like green tea, mango, mandarin orange and lavender! This system can also be used for curly textured hair if you’re looking for a fabulous mane-tamer.
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Colure Hair Care, Colure smooth straight trio system, $90, colurehaircare.com
Want to be inspired by a wonderful story? YouTube the papermaking communities of the Himalyas. Then check out Aveda’s collection of beautiful gift sets, the proceeds of which will benefit these amazing women. Take the Aveda Damage Remedy gift set that includes restructuring shampoo, conditioner, and Daily Hair Repair, which features a powerful botanical-based hair-care formula with organically derived quinoa protein to boost your hair’s ego! Aveda
Damage Remedy Holiday Gift Set, $60, Planet Salon, Beverly Hills, 310-6598789; Salon La Mer, Laguna Beach, 949715-5091; aveda.com
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-In-Cream, $45, shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com
Brazillian Blowout, Açai Protective Thermal Straightening Balm, $40, LA, 310-623-9000, brazilianblowout.com
Have you ever been amazed at a friend’s amazing Brazilian blowout? Not all of us are willing to change our natural texture chemically, but there’s still hope! The brazilian blowout line has come out with a new Açai ai Protective Thermal Straightening Balm for all who want that stick-straight flat-ironed look. Açai is a powerful superfood that’s great for adding shine, manageability and resilience to your damaged hair!
GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS
MY BEAUTY FINDS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON —CAMILLE CLARK Kre-At 24 Diamond False Lashes, $295, by special order Exclusively at Barneys New York, NY, 212-833-2008
La Prairie LimitedEdition Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, $1100, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Natura Bissé Diamond Collection, $424, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence, $250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-5700
Santa Maria Novella Toscano soap, $40, santamaria-novellausa.com
Aria Clarisonic Skin Cleaning System, $199, sephora.com
Stand up to Cancer bangles by Whitney Stern. Set of three, $599, standuptocancer.org
Kjaer Weis Holiday Collection eye shadow in Pretty Purple $44, kajaerweis.com Patyka Face and Body Serum, $70, berjangusa.com
The It Kit from vbeauté contains the skin care any serious It Girl needs to help stay younger-looking and more refreshed. $165, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com; vbeaute.com
Eyelift in a jar? Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Crème from vbeauté brightens dark circles, protects against free-radical damage, and works to relax muscle contractions that would otherwise lead to crow’s feet and wrinkles. $85, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com; vbeaute.com
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ooking for a unique gift to give this year? Here are a few to add to your list. They’re certainly on mine! —Susan Campos
REALITY CHECK The Reality of It All is a thoughtprovoking book by Ronnie Cohen that examines the meaning of life. $23.95, ronniesbook.com
Susan Foster Sunlight diamond earrings, $10,000, susanfosterla.com
PUTTING DOWN ROOTS These chic containers are old palm trees that can hold anything from orchids to cactus. Art Luna has them in all shapes and sizes. They start at $80. Art Luna, Santa Monica, 310-450-9376
SWEET DREAMS Dreamstate will help you sleep in style. These glamorous sleep masks are based on vintage sunglass frames. $20.95, thedreamstate.com
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER This super sleek and chic diamond pavé disc necklace is from Bettina Duncan. $2500, Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-458-2874
TIME OUT Eleven Eleven watches are marked with the tagline “It’s 11:11...Make A Wish.” The watch gives you two looks since it comes with two bands that are interchangeable. The name Eleven Eleven has a deeper meaning as people often make a wish at 11:11. $250, elevenelevenwatches.com.
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Living Jewelry Fleurings mini vase necklace keeps fresh flowers fresh! Add water and match flowers to your outfit. Created and designed by actress Samantha Lockwood and inspired by her Grandmother’s advice to ‘wear flowers’ to share positive energy. fleurings.com
Alessandro knit jacket with lurex and solid skirt, $395, Rachel Z boutique, 217 S Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-289-9626
Our SHERRYL WHITE digs deep for some artfully crafted furniture and accent pieces to send your interiors soaring. These inventive forms, rich materials, and luxe finishes add panache to your spaces. 1. The Mestizo credenza beautifully combines new-world materials with old-world methods. The intricate beaded pattern is meticulously hand-laid, bead by bead, by the indigenous Huichol people of western central Mexico. They continue to produce their craft in the exact same manner as their ancestors have since the 16th century. Finished in a high-gloss lacquer that looks as if it emanates light from within, this is an accent piece worthy of the spotlight. 2. This chair’s name says it all: Sit! Designer Ron Arad’s slinky chair with moving lines embraces the human form. Its capricious shape invites you to take a seat and enjoy a ride on this majestic wave of unbridled creativity. As an artist, architect and designer, Mr. Arad leaves traces of his credo around the world: “Boredom is the mother of creativity.” This hammered-steel chair, in a limited edition of 20, serves as a reminder to continuously engage your imagination. 3. Ceramicist Peter Lane brings home the concept of living with art. His work, entitled Mad River, presents a powerful, enigmatic image—part underwater dreamscape, part bronzed tapestry. Its otherworldly feel might evoke the ruins of an alien civilization—which would please the artist. His agenda is to “explore beyond my own vision.” This installation, crafted of tiles handmade by the artist (sans molds), can be customized for both interiors and gardens. Once you’ve feasted your eyes on this elaborate wall sculpture, ordinary tile will never look the same.
5. Italian-born artist Paolo Ulian created the Vaso Vago vase by hand, extracting its undulating silhouette from majestic Carrara marble. Paolo comes by his love and connection to Carrara marble by birthright. He was born in Massa-Carrara, Italy, and attended the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara. The languid shape of this vase was extracted from three slabs of marble and forms a 24-ring sculpture. Limited edition of 25. 6 & 7. Artist Brenda Houston has had a long love affair with jewels and gemstones. These days her work finds her sourcing the most alluring gems and minerals from such exotic locales as Uruguay, Brazil and Morocco. Under her graceful watch she becomes a conduit to unearth the hidden allure in nature’s bounty to bring us highly coveted art shaped from natural materials. This bronze box is hand-forged, so no two are alike, then washed in gold and topped with quartz crystal. The illuminated nesting table features rough-edged agates from Uruguay resting on a bronze base hand-cut to echo the form of the agate and washed in gold and platinum.
Lonney White III, Encaustic Untitled Painting, Holly Hunt, LA, 310-659-3776, hollyhunt.com
Mestizo credenza by Sami Hayek, $16,520, Twentieth, LA, 323-904-1200, twentieth.net
Vaso Vago vase by Paolo Ulian, $10,500, Micucci, LA, 877-642-8224, micuccicollection.com
2 Mad River wall sculpture by Peter Lane, exclusively through Gray Gallery, West Hollywood, 310-8540091, graygallery.com
4. Artist Lonney White’s encaustic paintings are an amusing discovery of the subtle nature of textures. He blends encaustic wax with metal alloy to create a supernatural world of free-formed shapes that drip with light and emotion. Upon closer inspection you can begin to feel the artist’s movements as he creates each piece. Like moving through a labyrinth, Lonney’s layered strokes lead you into an introspective, meditative state. It is at once peaceful and hauntingly lyrical.
Ron Arad chair, Just One Eye, LA, 888563-6858, justoneeye.com
Brenda Houston Agate Double Nesting Table, $17,000, Holly Hunt, LA, 310-659-3776, hollyhunt.com
7 Brenda Houston Bronze Box, $2780, Holly Hunt, LA, 310659-3776, hollyhunt.com
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THE ARTISTS BY ALMIE ROSE
have a weakness for artists— writers, photographers, musicians, the occasional actor—and I’m sure I would have a crush on a painter, but I’ve yet to meet one in Los Angeles. If a man is creative, I’m into it. But in LA it can be hard to separate the men who do art because they love it from those who do art because they want to be famous. Here are my humble suggestions for finding a true artist and how to spot the ones who aren’t. You’re probably not going to find your artist at a wrap party. Sometimes those delicate neckbeards tag along with their West Hollywood junior agent friends, but this is not their natural habitat. I’m sorry to tell you this, but you’re going to have to venture to… Los Feliz / Silverlake / Echo Park / Downtown Los Angeles to find these blessed souls. And before you ask, yes, they will probably be broke. Use that as a reassurance that they are definitely not doing art because they think it will make them rich and famous. Downtown is a hot mess of art galleries. And in Silverlake, walk down Sunset Boulevard and you’ll find rows of delightful little ramshackle lounges and old-school music venues, like The Echo. The Downtown LA Artwalk is not a place where you’re going to meet anyone, but you will find some pretty decent food trucks, and that’s almost as good. The Venice Artwalk, aka Abbot Kinney First Fridays, offers a better chance of interaction, since it’s smaller than the Downtown sprawl. You can duck into delightfully cramped galleries, one by one, and observe art like photos of a naked woman
wearing a horse mask, or a sculpture of a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal. These are great talking points. Simply find an attractive man, casually stroll next to him, stare at the art, and then make a breezy comment. It’s good to have an opinion but you don’t want to start with, “Wow, this is just an abomination” because you don’t want to then have him turn to you and say, coldly, “I’m the artist.” But you also don’t want to start with something like, “Oh, isn’t this nice?” Some tried and true phrases for commenting on art include: “Well, isn’t this something?” and “Now this is different” and “So, it’s come to this” and “Damn, I love this city.” Try those. The key is to emphasize this so as to really sound like you have an opinion. The whole thing is that you have to talk to people. People go see art because it’s a community experience. Otherwise you could just buy a painting and stare at it in your house, or download that new underground hip-hop/bluegrass band and listen to it by yourself, a single tear rolling down your cheek. There’s a lot of weird and wonderful stuff being produced by LA artists, and it’s worth getting out of your comfort zone to see what there is to offer. Don’t complain that LA doesn’t have culture if you’re not willing to go see it.
Read more at genlux.com, apocalypstick.com or follow Almie on twitter at twitter.com/apocalypstick. Illustration: Amy Ning / amyning.com
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ARE YOUR HANDS GIVING AWAY YOUR AGE? While we’ve all been focused on anti-aging treatments for our faces, this duo at Luna D’oro have been working on doing the same for our hands. Is your face looking 20-something, but your hands are saying you’re over 40? The clever Anna Grishin and Zina Sergina have created Luna D’Oro with a menu of anti-aging hand treatments to help ensure that your hands won’t give you away. This is not your typical get-you-in-get-you-out manipedi palace. On the contrary, Luna D’Oro is more like visiting a good friend’s home—where cushy couches and warm, welcoming smiles greet you. “Would you like some tea or water?” Zina asks with genuine enthusiasm. In this friendly, unrushed setting they offer a menu that includes manicures, pedicures, makeup applications, and waxing services.
Dynamic Duo Zina Sergina and Anna Grishin want to help your hands look younger.
Color Your World Luna D’oro features Christina Fitzgerald nail polish, $25, Luna D’oro, 310-717-0971
But Luna D’Oro’s real secret weapon is their CF3+ Anti-Aging Enriching Treatment manicure that combines a milkshake of efficiently engineered, highly active ingredients to target aging concerns for all ages. The clinically proven actives will help ensure your hands’ clarity, radiance, even pigmentation, minimization of fine lines, and protection from UV damage. Antioxidant properties moisturize and improve elasticity. Got to hand it to them—these girls have really done their homework! CF3+ Manicure, 65 minutes, $100; Pedicure, 75 minutes, $130. Luna D’Oro, 9669 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-717-0971, luna-doro.com Hours: Fri–Mon, 10–6; Tues–Thurs, 10–8; Sun, by appt.
BEAUTY PROFILE: LUNA D’ORO
Tea Time Luna D’oro offers a comfortable and restful environment for your nail treatment
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CLOSET DESIRES: JUMP! JUMP!
Hakaan nury leather jumpsuit, $4540, NET-APORTER.COM
THIS SEASON YOU CAN’T GO WITHOUT HAVING AT LEAST ONE OR TWO JUMPERS IN YOUR WARDROBE. MY FAVORITE IS THE ALL-BLACK LEATHER BY HAKAAN! WHAT’S YOURS?
Valentino long-sleeve beaded jumpsuit, $16,000, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-2470103; South Coast Plaza, 714-751-3300, valentino.com
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Roland Mouret Everdene stretch crepe jumpsuit, $2179, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Yigal Azrouel FW12-13
A.L.C. Scout crepe jumpsuit, $635, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Hermès Les Cannes scarf, $410, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; South Coast Plaza, 714-708-3186, hermes.com
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania jersey dress, $420, NET-APORTER.COM
Fendi LA Cosmo 2012 baguette bag by artist Chaz Bojorquez, Fendi Foundation Archive
Atelier Swarovski by Zaldy Lisa Marie cuff in gold, $642, Swarovski, The Grove, LA, 323-935-0433; South Coast Plaza, 714-662-2223
Purple Aura Jewels Indigo Reign necklace, $585, purpleaurajewels.com
Marni earrings with Swarovski crystal, $450, Marni, LA, 323-782-1101
Prabal Gurung printed wool and cotton-blend sateen dress, $1995, NET-A-PORTER.COM
THIS SEASON MANY DESIGNERS, INSPIRED BY THE ART WORLD, CREATED FUN AND COLORFUL COLLECTIONS. I LOVE WHEN ART + FASHION ENTWINE. IT BRINGS US BEAUTIFUL AND SPECTACULAR PIECES TO WEAR.
CLOSET DESIRES: ARTISTIC FLAIR
Etro digitally tattooed surfboard with signature swirling patterns, $2490, Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855
Stella McCartney FW12-13 Christian Louboutin Farida Bowler peacock leather bag, Christian Louboutin, Beverly Hills, 310-247-9300, christianlouboutin.com
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall12
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GENLUXSHOP IF YOU FIND YOURSELF ON THE RECEIVING END OF ONE OF THESE, YOU’LL KNOW YOU’VE PICKED YOUR FRIENDS WISELY — SAMIA ARSLANE
Smythson Mara Collection in violet python: A4 writing folder, $695; iPad cover, $500; smartphone case, $160; large slim purse, $500, smythson.com
Chopard 121 tanzanites (142ct) and 1442 diamonds (7ct) necklace set in 18K white gold from the Precious Temptations Collection, Chopard, South Coast Plaza, 714-432-0963, chopard.com, us.chopard.com
Chopard 14 tanzanites (5ct) and 261 diamonds (1ct) earrings set in 18K white gold from the Precious Temptations Collection, Chopard, South Coast Plaza, 714432-0963, chopard.com
Hermès Evelyne 16 Amazone bag, $1500, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; South Coast Plaza, 714-708-3186, hermes.com
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card is this year’s ultimate holiday gift. Highlights include access to 50 private golf clubs, membership to Abercrombie & Kent’s Private Travel experts, and exclusive perks at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Flexjet 25 Jet Card program is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions. Cardholders also gain elite travel status with Korean Air and Qatar Airways. 866-473-0025, ﬂexjet25.com
Hermès cashmere gloves, $520, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-2786440; South Coast Plaza, 714708-3186, hermes.com
Vertu Constellation Black Neon phone in blue, $8300, Vertu, Beverly Hills, 310-385-7647; Tourneau, South Coast Plaza, 714-850-0222
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FENDI BAGUETT BAGUETTEMANIA
MIXED MEDIA ON FENDI
In celebration of the anniversary of the FENDI Baguette, the “it” bag that started in 1997 and has come through over 1,000 “it”erations to date, the megabrand teamed up with Maxﬁeld in Los Angeles to create a clever BAG ETTEMANIA pop-up shop. The custom-designed space featured bright acrylic display tables, a sculptural tornado of Baguettes, and a playful backdrop of hanging Baguettes, both archival and new. FENDI also
handed over blank Baguettes for a few well-known local artists like Chaz Bojorquez, Kenny Scharf, and Pae White to use as canvases. Merchandise included exclusive Baguettes and the BAG ETTE book to small Baguette accessories and limited-edition t-shirts and silk foulards designed by Karl Lagerfeld especially for the anniversary. baguette.fendi.com
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ARTIST PROFILE: NANCY BERRY JETSETTERS
GENLUXSHOP Ms. Berry’s Fruitful New Career
Nancy Berry, who once helped shape the careers of the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, and other superstars as vice-chairman of Virgin Records worldwide, is now focused on her own creative outlet as a photographer—a nomenclature that wasn’t easy to call her own.—Stephen Christopher
curiouser and curiouser, nancy berry self-portrait
t took me a long time to put the word ‘photographer’ with my name,” says Nancy Berry. “It took someone as talented as Matthew Rolston to believe in me before I finally started to.” Her photographs are, like those of famed photographer Cindy Sherman, predominately self-portraits taken in open spaces. She uses a special infrared camera that allows multiple exposures— up to ten in one image. “I’m one of the few who use a Fuji IS Pro. They’re used in forensics. Sotheby’s has one. Christie’s has one. UCLA has one. I have two.” She couples this with a wide variety of props that she calls her ‘effects’—found objects that interact with the sunlight to create myriad interesting lighting results. The photographs become one-of-a-kind images that, theoretically, could never be reproduced. To ensure this further, she destroys all effects used in the making of an image. Also, none of her images are retouched. The
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result is art…or as close to art as photography can be. Berry’s photographic journey began five years ago when the pain of a breakup tore apart her self-confidence. In need of a therapeutic outlet, she settled on empowering herself through nude self-portraiture. “Had it not been for that pain, I would still be putting my creative artistic talent into somebody else.” So out of something negative came something extraordinary. Many of Berry’s self-portraits are beautifully composed, striking nudes. “It really irritates me that a guy can take a photo of a nude woman and it’s art. But if you’re a woman taking a nude photo of yourself, as I do, in nature, just like Edward Weston, and okay, I’m not comparing myself to Weston, but why is it when a woman takes a picture, it’s suddenly narcissism or something other than expressing yourself as an artist? I wonder how many times Cindy Sherman had to deal with the ‘n’ word: narcissism.” The therapeutic side of Berry’s journey, once the dominating part of the equation, now seems to be the bi-product of her success as a photographer. Not only has she
amassed an impressive body of images that she’s readying for a series of new books, she also seems genuinely happy with her new career. “I’m going to be doing this the rest of my life. Unquestionably. I hope that I’m brave enough to continue to photograph myself. Even right now I don’t look good—I need to lose ten pounds. From a vanity point of view I can say I’m not looking very good, but that’s not what my photography is about. It doesn’t matter. I can look back and see different phases. This is what I am right now.” Berry also wants to share the empowering side of her creative exploration with others. “My mom is 77. She’d never done anything artistic in her life—ever. On her 75th birthday I bought her a canvas and some paints. She said, ‘I can’t paint.’ But she sat down and painted the most incredible landscape: color, perspective, proportion. Just amazing. This is one of the things I hope to do—to inspire people, particularly women, to not be afraid, regardless of age, to tap into their creative side. I feel there are so many women who say, ‘I could never do that.’ I say, try! Pick up a camera and see. It’s like opening a new world.” G
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ARTIST PROFILE: KUDO
Rain Goddess, 39” x 13” print, $900, kudostudio.com
Muramasa Kudo is a sculptor and watercolorist whose paintings are in the private collections of Oliver Stone, Francis Ford Coppola, Bill Clinton, and many others. Here, Kudo responds to the Genlux two-word questionnaire. Why art? Since my childhood I have been
fascinated with nature and all artistic creations which make people happier and more peaceful. That is why I wanted be an artist. Your passion? To create as much as possible in accordance with nature for other people, and to live a comfortable daily life in beauty. Woman in Three loves? Art, Nature, Humanity.
Lotus print, $900, kudostudio.com
Favorite escape? When I am totally into the creation of art, playing golf or fishing. These give me the feeling of concentration without force. Favorite painting? I have no favorite, because all paintings are different. There are so many great paintings past and present…so many wonderful paintings. Your medium? Mainly, I paint with Japanese calligraphy ink—Sumi ink—and watercolor, but I do not hesitate to use any other mediums. I have used all mediums. Painful memory? Too many to write. The most painful was abuse; the most miserable was hunger and no love. Joyful moment? I enjoyed calligraphy so much
Bliss, 20” x 13” print, $700, kudostudio.com
early in my career. I won all the major titles in Japan before I was fifteen years old. My other most joyful moment is when I’m in love. Favorite music? Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” guitarists Marc Antoine and Paco de Lucia, and singer Joso Spralja. Favorite museum? Boston Art Museum.
Limited-edition prints are museum-quality, archival giclée on Parrot satin fine art watercolor paper.
Worst nightmare? When I was a child, I played with my friend around a big river. Then I pushed him toward the river to scare him, but he fell in, and I couldn’t help him or save him. I was so scared …he drowned in the water. His family asked me, “Do you know where my son is?” I said, “I don’t know where he went after I played with him next to the river.” I’m so sad and so scared. Then I wake up from my nightmare. But after I wake up I’m thinking about my dream. Was it true? Have I forgotten because I wanted to forget? Best dream? I was playing with my German shep-
herd and my loved ones. It was so happy…we were smiling and laughing, chasing together. His name was Benkei. He was a best friend and family member. When he passed away I couldn’t function for a
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Muramasa Kudo photographed in his studio on October 13, 2012 by Corey Whitted
Fine Archer, 26” x 39” print, $1800, kudostudio.com
month. I was so happy I played with him for even just one dream. Next journey? I’ll move to a primitive environment out of the city. I want to be in nature and wide-open land, and paint in quiet, peaceful nature sounds.
For more info on Muramasa Kudo visit kudostudio.com
From humble art beginnings, to a solo show in 2007, to now—having earned artist-in-residence status at the Rauschenberg Foundation, Yassi Mazandi has quickly become a recognizable force in the art world. Without formal training, Yassi employed passion, perseverance and the encouragement of a loving husband to pursue her art career. She experimented with every medium—drawing, sculpture, painting, and photography—and he praised every sketch and scratch along the way. Eventually, her art caught the eye of Patti Birch, a noted collector and trustee of the Metropolitan Museum, who taught Yassi how to look at art. This year Yassi received some prestigious news. She was invited as one of the first four individuals to become artists-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation program on Captiva Island, Florida. Why art? Sustenance, interpretation. Is taste subjective? To a degree, but by and large you either have it or you don’t. Three loves? Art, Nature, Humanity. Do you have a favorite piece you’ve created?
Yes. The moment I made it, I knew, even if it did not survive my process. It survived. Your first solo exhibition? Yes. Flux Gallery,
Chinatown, LA, 2007 Among your contemporaries, whose work do you admire the most? Tim Hawkinson The least? Copycats Favorite artists? Milton Avery, Van Gogh,
Tim Hawkinson, Lee Bontecou Favorite music? Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” guitarists Marc Antoine and Paco de Lucia, and singer Joso Spralja. Impeller, charcoal and ink on paper
Blum & Poe Gallery J.B. Blunk Installation view, 2010, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
ARTIST PROFILE: YASSI MAZANDI
Favorite museums? Gulbenkian,
Whitney, Guggenheim, the Met, Norton Simon, Hammer, MOMA. I love museums. Favorite period? Cycladic Favorite galleries? Blum & Poe,
Honor Fraser, Marc Selwyn Describe your style?
Western Eastern If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Impeller Flower Bed, English porcelain and powder-coated steel, 12” to 45” tall
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COFFEE TABLE BOOK: ANTONIO JETSETTERS
GENLUXSHOP Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco
The book’s title says it all. Four words that defined the life of Antonio Lopez, the gifted artist whose works made him the most influential fashion illustrator of the 60s, 70s and 80s. A man whose life was as big and flamboyant as his brushstrokes—Stephen Christopher
Antonio with Jerry Hall by Norman Parkinson, for British Vogue, 1975
t’s seems crazy to think that more than 25 years have passed since the free-flowing fashion illustrations of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) dominated the pages of The New York Times and Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Interview magazines, and for up-market labels like Norma Kamali, YSL, Valentino, Missoni and Versace. Living in Paris during the 70s with his creative partner, Juan Ramos, Lopez was entrenched in the fashion scene. Together, they helped launch the modeling careers of Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, among others, and worked with design royalty like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. Returning to New York City in 1976, Antonio documented the sexy influence of athletic-wear, puffy, down coats, and break-dancing style, inspiring such designers as Norma Kamali and Anna Sui. New York publisher Rizzoli brings us the first complete monograph on Antonio (as he signed most of his works). Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco, by Roger Padilha
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Vanity no. 7: Capucci, 1983 and Mauricio Padilha, is a colorful and brilliant account of the life of one of the most prolific and influential fashion illustrators of the sixties-to-eighties. “Antonio sadly became forgotten after his death,” says Roger, “We felt that it was time to showcase his genius. So much of what’s out there in the blogosphere and fashion magazines today is inspired by things that Antonio did first.” Mauricio added, “We really wanted to cater this book to the new generation of fashion lovers. Anyone over the age of 40 in this industry already loves Antonio, and of course we want those people to love the book as well, but we chose images that we felt would appeal to a new generation that does not know who Antonio was.” The book features drawings, illustrations, paintings, photographs, and fantastic mixed-media journals, and showcases his most iconic works, as well as never-beforeseen Instamatic photos, behind-the-scenes Polaroids, letters, and ephemera which, together, provide an understanding of the extraordinarily talented artist, and convey Antonio Lopez’s enduring influence on fashion today. While the Padilha brothers did not know
Antonio with muse Cathee Dahmen, 1964 Antonio personally, Roger shares why it’s better that way: “We’re able to look at the work objectively without any sort of emotional tie to it to really select what will stand the test of time. Also, we’ve met some of our idols before and learned the great lesson that it’s never a good idea to become friendly with someone whose work you admire—it taints things!” G
ANTONIO LOPEZ: Fashion, Art,
Sex, and Disco by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha with foreword by Andre Leon Talley, 9.5” x 12”, $65, fine book stores.
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GENLUXSHOP Eyes Wide Open
After decades of experience in the fashion world, Just One Eye co-founder Paola Russo and her team are redefining the brick-and-mortar retail and online experience. Just One Eye is the term for her collaborative team executing a singular distinct vision. They focus on pieces of today that will outlast the fads to become the classics of tomorrow.
How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?
What projects are you working on?
It helps to choose classic pieces that move from day into night easily like The Row’s beautifully tailored shirts, Hoorsenbuhs’ diamond earrings, and Newbark’s leopard print loafers. The Row Carlton blouse, $750, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Barney’s New York, South Coast Plaza, 714-641-0072 Photo: Farrah Katina
Photo: John Schoenfeld
At the moment, the team at Just One Eye is working on the launch of our ﬁrst major collaboration between The Row and Damien Hirst. The Row created a limited edition of their beautiful black patent Nile Crocodile leather backpack, and Damien Hirst customized each one with a different work of art. We’re also working on a collaboration between Converse and another high-proﬁle artist that we’re very excited about.
Big Sur, California What shoes do you bring?
Hoorsenbuhs 18K gold and diamonds bonded rings, $15,000, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; A’maree’s, Newport Beach, 949-642-4423
My custom handmade blanket from Canadian designer Raif, my lucky antique emerald ring, and my Hoorsenbuhs chain ring.
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NewbarK Charlotte loafer, $550, Just One Eye, LA, 888-563-6858; A’maree’s, Newport Beach, 949-642-4423
Where’s your favorite place to escape to?
Just One Eye, LA, 888-5636858, justoneeye.com
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.
Valentino Garavani Noir Capsule Collection All Over Rockstud bag, $3395, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310247-0103; South Coast Plaza, 714-751-3300
The Weekender bag from NewbarK
Raif black cashmere blanket with fringe, $10,260, Just One Eye, LA, 888-563-6858
NewbarK Overnight bag, $1600, Just One Eye, LA, 888-563-6858; A’maree’s, Newport Beach, 949-6424423; justoneeye.com What are your favorite items for this fall/winter season?
Anything from the Valentino Noir Collection, The Row suede jacket, and the handcrafted oneof-a-kind pieces from Parisian newcomer Aurelie Demel.
The Row Grelman jacket, $4650, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400, Barney’s New York, South Coast Plaza, 714-641-0072
Silvia Grassi Damiani comes from a prestigious background. Her grandfather,
Enrico Grassi Damiani founded the epymonous jewelry brand in 1924. In the mid-eighties she joined the company, and today she and her son live in sunny California where she oversees the Damiani advertising campaigns.
What shoes do you bring?
Christian Louboutin high heels with a comfortable but elegant platform. Damiani Gomitolo white gold statement ring with diamonds, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320 What projects are you working on?
The launch of our new international advertising campaign, and raising awareness of our custom-made and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Damiani Belle Epoque white gold with diamonds and rubies ring, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320
Christian Louboutin Filo pump, $795, Christian Louboutin, Beverly Hills, 310-247-9300; South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9200, christianlouboutin.com
If you could only take only person on vacation with you, who would it be?
I would love to take a nice romantic break with my boyfriend... but I would also immediately plan a special and longer holiday with my son, Leonardo!
Hermès Kelly Ghillies bag, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; South Coast Plaza, 714-7083186, hermes.com
Hermès Birkin bag, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; South Coast Plaza, 714-708-3186, hermes.com
What are your favorite items for this fall/ winter season?
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.
My favorite Damiani jewels, at least one of my Hermès bags (Kelly or Birkin), and one little black elegant dress by Jil Sander! Even on a desert island, I think I still would need the three of them! Damiani Belle Epoque red alligator watch with baguette-cut diamonds and rubies. Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320
GENLUXSHOP Diamond Girl
Some leather by Valentino and elegant dresses by Alberta Ferretti.
Where are your favorite places to escape to?
Portoﬁno when I’m in Milan, and Santa Barbara when in L.A. How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?
Alberta Ferretti AW2012
Choosing an outﬁt that I’m very conﬁdent with, most likely an Armani grey pantsuit or a dress by Alberta Ferretti.
Giorgio Arm AW2012
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If super-co y sheepskin boots could ever really be considered fashionable, these might be the ones! The Lamo 1 ” boot is made with Australian sheepskin and a faux ipper with peek-a-boo pailettes for a touch of glam. They are sooo soft to the touch, but still have the right density that gives great cushioning and perfect temperature balance—not too hot, not too cold, they’re just right. Lamo Unzipped boot, $161, lamosheepskin.com HAPPY FEET
f you’d like to splurge on yourself this holiday season, here’s the plan: Book yourself a room up in Ojai, snag a pair of cozy sheepskin boots to traipse around in, some comfy jammies, and a good book. Oh, and lots of chocolate. —Lisa Wayne ON MY NIGHTSTAND
Originally printed in 19 5, this beautiful love story, set against the backdrop of pre-war England and France, is back on the New York Times Best Seller list. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford, amazon.com
18, yes, I said 18 kinds of delicious brownies
Ben Weinstein, owner of Heritage Book Shop since 196 , walks me through Heritage Book Shop, centuries-old master9024 Burton Way, Bevpieces and stops at a threeerly Hills, 310-659-3674 volume set of Jane Eyre. Each heritagebookshop.com is exquisitely bound in crushed morocco—their titles decoratively hand-tooled in gilt lettering. My heart skips a beat. Like these, there are many rare and ﬁrst-edition books you can choose from—the perfect gift for the friend who has everything. Heritage Book Shop, 9024 Burton Way, First-edition Jane Eyre in three Beverly Hills, 310-659-3674, volumes, pub. heritagebookshop.com
Bobbie Greenﬁeld is baking away in her secret kitchen at the Beverly Hills Brownie Company. The dedicated owner has lovingly created 1 unique brownie recipes baked fresh daily for us to savor. Perfect for that p.m. pick-me-up while shopping around town. Stop by for a cappuccino and try my personal fave, the not-too-sweet red velvet. ummy! 315 N Beverly Dr, 310-2751295, beverlyhillsbrownie.com SWEET DREAMS
Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dalí, pub. 1969, $8500
Love Bedhead ﬂannel jammies— ’specially these cute botanical print ones that still show off my waist. And what about these beautiful faux fur slippers—divine! Bedhead botanical loungewear, $128; faux-fur slippers, $95, Bedhead, LA, 323653-833, bedheadpjs.com
Grab an overnight and head up to The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa—that breathtaking resort less than two hours north of LA. Enjoy their “Serenity Season” calendar of great experiences. How about a Christmas horse-drawn carriage ride, family holiday movie nights, or the annual tree lighting ceremony with the Ojai outh Symphony? Or what about the resort’s children’s ﬁreside storytelling, lifesi e gingerbread house tours, or a Festival of Lights Hanukkah party? Here’s a gem to whet your appetite Farmer’s Market bike rides into town with executive chef Chad. To further ease into a seamless holiday escape, guests booking the Taste of Ojai package experience a special sensory journey with dinner for two in Maravilla, the resort’s ﬁne-dining restaurant, and seasonally inspired treats from Executive Chef Chad Minton. Pricing for the Taste of Ojai package starts at $399 per night. Reservations required, 855-697-8780, ojairesort.com THE OH! IN OJAI
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IN THE Pre-loved Birkin handbag, $44,000
PRE-LOVED LUXURY Pre-worn They say the value of Bvlgari ring, a luxury car depreciates by twenty percent $1000 when driven off the lot. Might the same hold true for luxury goods? Here’s a great place to find pre-loved luxury items like a Birkin, or CHANEL handbag, or some Valentino earrings. The curators over at LXR&CO are experts at identifying and purchasing the finest quality previously cared-for items, and then offering them to us at great prices. LXR&CO, 9638 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, lxrco.com HAIR TODAY Want longer, thicker, more beautiful hair by, oh, say, tomorrow? In a snap, Norma Bouza Extensions queen: can add the Norma Bouza finest quality extensions to have you looking like one of those before-andafter photos. Norma Bouza at Cristophe Salon, 348 N Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-274-0851. Photo Courtney Beckett
THE PREMIERE FULL-SERVICE EVENT PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR CHARITY, CORPORATE, FASHION AND PRIVATE EVENTS. “The event production company of the year! From catering to catwalk, OCLA came in on-time and on-budget! Contact John Sugrue.” —Cecilia Moreno, Publisher, Genlux Magazine
OC: 51 Via Amistosa, Suite D, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688 LA: 329 North Wetherly Drive, Suite 208, Beverly Hills, 90211 949-374-7258, oclaevents.com
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry, $7.99, Urban Outfitters, LA, 323-6533231; South Coast Plaza, 714-966-1666
Sachin + Babi leather top, $425; leather skirt, $495; Greta two-ruby, sapphire and emeralds bracelets set in sterling silver, $1200 each; Raquel B leather cuffs, $420 each, Greta Unlimited, Beverly Hills, 310-247-1006 Dannijo Briscoe earrings, $260, shopbop.com
Being the younger sister to a photographer like Alex Prager, whose work has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, can be a bit intimidating—especially when that younger sibling is also an artist. The good news is, Vanessa Prager can glean some valuable advice from big sis, like never give up—that eventually things would evolve in their own way, and in her own style. It seems to be working. Last year, Vanessa created a painting titled ‘Crowd with Ryan Gosling’ for the New York Times Magazine, and her upcoming exhibit titled Hours will show at the Richard Heller gallery in Santa Monica from November 10 through December 15. We consider it a must-see! How would you describe your personal style?
I’d say feminine but laid back. I really do love dressing like a girl, but I also want to be able to get into anything… so I don’t want clothes holding me back.
Marni wooden wedge, marni.com
What’s your favorite item in your closet?
Possibly my Marni wooden wedges. They’re very simple but cute. What’s always in your purse?
Smith’s Rosebud minted rose lip balm. I add a little stain into the pot so I can mix it in each time. Steve Jobs’ biography. That guy was a genius. What’s your weekend look?
An easy dress and my pink WeSC tennis shoes.
Photographer: Josh Shultz / joshuashultz.com; Stylist: Sophia Banks-Coloma / sophiabankscoloma.com Makeup & Hair: Christina Buzas for Artists by Timothy Priano; Location: Aline Media, Hollywood
What are you reading?
Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm, $8, Sephora.com
If you could wear only one designer from head to toe, who would it be?
Madewell. I love that line...it’s girly, colorful, a little preppy. What’s your favorite haircare product?
Batiste dry shampoo—a complete life saver, and I very much like the texture it gives my hair. What’s your earliest fashion memory?
I was very particular about my clothes when I was little. I had two colors of leather saddle shoes that I had to keep in perfect condition. This one dress I loved and wore everywhere. It was ﬂoral, hung off the shoulders, and had a massive, larger-than-my-head white bow in the front. I felt good wearing it. What’s your favorite home item?
My Sonos speakers. Play 5 and the Connect:Amp for my record player. I can control all my sounds from any room. What kind of watch do you wear?
A vintage gold Swiss watch that says Prager on its face. My boyfriend gave it to me and I love it. Kai eau de parfum, $76, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; Kitson, Fashion Island, 949-719-2360
Who’s your favorite artist or photographer?
Balthus. Also really into a local artist, Mel Kadel right now. What’s your favorite scent?
Sonos Play 5, $399, Target, West Hollywood, 323-603-0004; sonos.com
If I wear any scent it’s Kai. Growing up, there was this gardenia bush down the street that I used to stop and smell regularly. Brings back good times. What’s your favorite vacation destination?
Kauai, for sure. A total change of pace—super-relaxing and insanely beautiful. Do you overpack or underpack?
I’ve been underpacking, but for some reason that gives me less anxiety than overpacking. Something about having too much unnecessary stuff just bothers me! What’s your go-to boutique in LA?
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American Rag, LA 323-935-3154
Photo of Anastasia by Eleanor Stills
Anastasia Soare shapes the brows of A-listers Oprah, Jennifer Lopez, and many others—more than clients, she considers them her good friends. Here, she tackles the Genlux two-word questionnaire.
Rolex pink and gold Oyster Perpetual Day-Date, $35,550, rolex.com Walnut Wallpaper, Los Angeles, 323-932-9166
Alaia ankle boot, $1878, NET-A-PORTER.COM
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BEAUTY PROFILE: ANASTASIA
GENLUXSHOP Your background? I was born in Romania. My parents had a tailor shop where I would design the clothes for my mother’s clients. I opened my ﬁrst brow salon in Beverly Hills in 1997. Latest project? I’m working on my home. It’s like the domino effect. If I repair this, I have to do the stucco. After I do the stucco, I have to drywall, then I have to paint…it never stops. Favorite shoes? I love SL shoes…they’re so comfortable. I love Christian Louboutin. I’m in love with Alaia, my favorite for shoes, boots—unbelievable! Giuseppe anotti. Favorite fashion? I like Chanel, Dsquared jeans and some of their jackets, Jil Sander sweaters, Celine pants, SL. I like to mix—I can’t wear one thing. Favorite handbags? I like Chanel 255 bags. The jumbo. The Birkins. Bottega. Favorite accessories? Herm s bracelets—I have so many colors. The pink and gold Rolex, Chanel ring. ashion ﬁnd? In Japan, there are vintage shops where the Geishas would get cash for the expensive gifts from their men. They have brand-new designer pieces—some are not sold in the S. I bought a few Chanel 255 bags and some necklaces. Favorite tailors? Larissa on Bedford. She alters all my stuff. And Arturo on Brighton for my shoes and bags—the best! Favorite wallpaper? Walnut on Beverly Boulevard. Beautiful wallpaper…expensive, but beautiful. Like their Elitist line, a French wallpaper that imitates horse hair. Favorite paint? Farrow Ball paints…the best paint on the planet. The best colors, hues, and depth. Favorite furniture? Baker. I love Barbara Barry, she’s so talented. Donghia has some incredible curtains and fabrics. Favorite getaways? Calistoga Ranch, and Esperan a in Mexico, because it’s only a two-hour ﬂight. Your passion? I still love doing eyebrows! I’m at the salon three days a week. I like the relationships with clients that I’ve built up for over twenty years. They’re like my family! Celebrity clients? Oh my, all of them! Like Oprah Winfrey, of course. Megan Fox. Jennifer Lope has been my client since the beginning. She’s ama ing, I’ve been to every single important event in her life. Victoria and David Beckham. I was watching the Olympics, and he had an interview, and I looked at him and thought, Wow! I just did his eyebrows!’ Penelope Cru , Sharon Stone, you name em, I have em. ou know all of them. Success tips? It’s hard enough to become successful; it’s harder to keep it. ou know, you have to be disciplined, you have to be focused, you cannot let up…no, no! I’m so blessed to be around successful people like Oprah, to see their private lives, and how hard they work. Take nothing for granted. Favorite charity? My Anastasia Brighter Hori on. We’re sending young adults who are in foster homes through a beauty school program. We train them, give them supplies, and ﬁnd them jobs. Right now we have brow studios around the country. We have so many connections…once I train them, every salon will hire them.
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BEAUTY LA’S BEST
GENLUXSHOP GENLUX MAGAZINE BRINGS YOU LA’S BEST BEAUTY AND WELLNESS EXPERTS. THESE ARE THE EXPERTS WHO PUSH THE ENVELOPE TO BRING US THE NEWEST TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES.
DR. BABAK LARIAN
DR. BABAK LARIAN
DR. BABAK AZZIZZADEH
Saffron James Le Corps Monoi de Tahiti Coco, $48, saffronjames.com
REBECCA FITZGERALD, MD DR. BABAK AZZIZZADEH
Specialty: Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Chairman and Director of the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, is one of the leading international experts in facial plastic surgery. His expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made him one of the most sought-after physicians. Dr. Azizzadeh’s client list includes celebrities, executives, physicians, and dignitaries from around the world. He has been featured on T he Oprah Winfrey Show, in People Magazine, T he Ne w York Times, Discover y Health, T he Los Angeles Times, Beverly Hills Courier and numerous other media outlets. Dr. Azizzadeh is one of a select group of surgeons who are double-board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, F.A.C.S., 9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650, Beverly Hills 90211, 310-657-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org, facialplastics.info/azizzadeh
DR. REBECCA FITZGERALD
Specialty: Dermatology Dr. Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized board certified dermatologist specializing in noninvasive cosmetic procedures. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery and is on the clinical faculty at UCLA. Her extensive experience and expertise are the result of a very busy clinical practice as well as her commitment to academics. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed medical journals and textbooks and travels both nationally and internationally as a guest lecturer. She has also been featured as a medical expert on local and national television programs including Entertainment Tonight, the Style Network, HBO and the Discovery Channel. Natural appearing results are imperative and she sums up this philosophy to her patients by stating,“I want even the most critical eye to think you were just born lucky.” Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, 321 N Larchmont Blvd, Suite 906, LA 90004, 323-464-8046, rebeccafitzgeraldmd.com
Specialty: Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon Babak Larian is a highly experienced, board-certified Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialist and Head & Neck surgeon. He graduated with academic and humanitarian distinction from UC Irvine School of Medicine. After completing a six-year residency program at UCLA, he went on to become a founding member and later the Director of the Cedars-Sinai Head & Neck Cancer Center of Excellence. Dr. Larian is the Chief of Head & Neck Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. His practice has a wide range, from patients who require simple treatments with a single visit, to those who have complex problems and require long-term follow- up. His expertise is minimally invasive treatments of sinus, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and throat disorders. Babak Larian, MD, 9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650, Beverly Hills 90212, 310-461-0300, larianmd.com
DR. JAMES KHODABAKHSH
Specialty: Lens implant and laser vision correction Dr. Khodabakhsh is considered one of the nations leading authorities on the implantation of lenses to correct presbyopia, a condition where with age, the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects. Dr. Khodabakhsh has performed thousands of successful eye surgeries—especially in challenging cases. After completing his residency at the prestigious NY Medical College/ Eye and Ear Infirmiry, Dr. Khodabakhsh joined the faculty and became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. He is board certified in ophthalmology and is seeing patients in his Beverly Hills and Torrance, facilities. He currently lectures nationally and internationally and has trained dozens of doctors in the techniques of small incision cataract surgery. He also has numerous publications in major ophthalmic journals including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Cornea. Dr Khodabaksh, 450 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210, 310-550-7888, beverlyhillsvision.com
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DR. KAMRAN JAMSHIDINIA
Specialty: Cosmetic Foot Surgery / Foot and Ankle Specialist Board certified foot and ankle specialist and the founder of Tower Foot and Ankle Surgery, Inc. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Jamshidinia’s ten year expertise is in cosmetic foot surgery, cosmetic approach bunion correction, minimally invasive hammertoe repair, Laser treatments for unsightly toenail fungus, the newest surgical and nonsurgical remedies for chronic diabetic foot ulcers, athletic foot and ankle injuries, foot and ankle sports medicine treatments, orthotic arch supports for runners and patients with pronation type problems, and joint replacement surgery for the end stage arthritic joint. In addition to his private practice, Dr Jamshidinia holds a training post with the Dept of Veterans Affairs and
Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he trains students and residents the latest techniques in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Foot and Ankle Surgery in most cases can be performed at a same day outpatient surgical center setting requiring no hospitalization. Tower Foot & Ankle Surgery, Inc accepts most insurances including Medicare and Blue Cross and has convenient Saturday and evening appointments available. Dr. Kamran Jamshidinia, 310-2479255, DrJ@LAfootdoc.com. DR. KENNETH ANDERSON LAfootdoc.com, LaserAwayToenailFungus.com, BunionSurgeryLosAngeles.com DR. KAMRAN JAMSHIDINIA
DR. DOUGLAS HAMILTON
Specialties: Body contouring with cool sculpting, ultrasound, lipodissolve-mesotherapy/liposuction for fat & cellulite removal; laser treatment for stretch marks, & buttock augmentation Dr. Douglas Hamilton is a nationally recognized cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in a full range of non-invasive cosmetic procedures designed to rejuvenate and enhance your appearance. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology (Dermatopathology). Dr. Hamilton authored several medical journal articles, is a contributing guest author to two medical textbooks. He co-authored the book Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets, and is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine and Chairman of New Technologies Committee of The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Douglas Hamilton, 310-275-6400, drhamilton.com DR. DOUGLAS HAMILTON DR PAUL S. NASSIF DR. GUY MASSRY
Specialty: Aesthetic Eye Area Surgery Dr. Guy Massry is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills. His primary expertise focuses on cosmetic forehead/eyebrow lifting, blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery, eyelid and facial fat grafting and fillers (such as Restylane and Juvederm), Botox/Dysport DR. GUY treatments, and midface surgery MASSRY (cheek lifts). Dr. Massry attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate and medical DR. GUY MASSRY training. He graduated medical school with honors, and then attended St. Louis University for his ophthalmology training. He has been practicing in Beverly Hills since 2000. Dr. Massry is a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, and routinely travels around the country as a guest lecturer. He recently published his second textbook in his field, Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbtial Rejuvenation. His first textbook came out in 2009: Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surger y. Guy G. Massry, MD, 120 South Spalding Drive, Suite 315, Beverly Hills 90212, 310-453-8474, Fax: 310-275-6651, email@example.com, drmassry.com
Specialty: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Rhinoplasty Surgery Dr. Paul S. Nassif is a skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon known for rhinoplasty and aging face rejuvenation. He has received international recognition by patients, peers and members of the media for his innovative surgical techniques. His work specializes in obtaining natural results in rhinoplasty, speciﬁcally ethnic and revision procedures, as well as in aging face surgery. He has authored numerous peer review articles on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been called upon to give medical conference presentations and lectures about the latest surgical techniques. Dr. Nassif is a director of a fellowship training program accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which instructs young facial plastic surgeons in his innovative surgical techniques. He’s regularly featured on Dr. 90210, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Dr. Paul S. Nassif, MD, F.A.C.S., Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery, e erly Hills fﬁ e alding Drive, Suite 315, Beverly Hills 90212, 310 275-2467, info@spaldingplasticsurgery. com spaldingplasticsurgery.com, rhinoplastyspecialist.com
DR. PAUL S. NASSIF
DR. KENNETH ANDERSON
Specialty: Hair Loss Treatment and Surgical Hair Restoration Dr. Anderson is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose practice is devoted solely to the art and science of surgical hair restoration—the only permanent solution to baldness and hair loss. Dr. Anderson has earned Board certificates in the fields of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT Surgery). He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has practices in Beverly Hills and Atlanta. Hair Loss Treatment Specialties: Surgical hair restoration; Follicular unit transplantation; Single hair transplantation; Scalp expanders; Scar revision; Facelift hair revision; Burned scalp reconstruction; Beards and moustaches; Eyebrows; Female hair loss/restoration; Ethnic hair; Follicular unit extraction Dr. Kenneth Anderson, 50 North La Cienega Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, 90211, 310-985-3104, Ken@KenAndersonMD.com, KenAndersonMD.com
DR. KENNETH ANDERSON DR. KENNETH ANDERSON
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BEAUTY LA SALONS
GENLUXSHOP SALON SEARCH LA+OC
Needless to say, there’s no way to cram all of the great LA and OC salons and spas in one issue. So here, in no particular order, are some of our faves—Daven Mayeda
Luxury is no stranger to the Andy Lecompte Salon. With a full array of services, you can treat yourself to a customized hair treatment, keratin rejuvenation, Brazilian blowout, brow shaping and more. Andy Lecompte has styled some of the most famous celebrities in the world. Celebrity colorist Denis de Souza specializes in custom color designs and can give you a great new look for this winter. Andy Lecompte Salon, 616 North Almont Dr, LA, 310-273-4100, andylecomptesalon.com
2 Curly hair textures need special techniques when it comes to coloring and cutting. Not every stylist knows how to make the best structural decisions when dealing with curly textures, and this can be very frustrating. If you are a curly-haired woman who loves to have fabulous looks but can’t seem to trust anyone with your tendrils, try putting your spirals into the hands of the stylists at Ouidad Salon. They specialize in all types of textures and use amazing products that will bring out your waves. Ouidad Santa Monica Salon, 1230 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 310-3933542, ouidad.com 2.
4. Looking for that precision cut that’s so hard to find these days? With over twenty years’ experience, Justin Surh has carved out a stellar career as a haircutting master. Having trained with Vidal Sassoon and Toni&Guy in London, Justin has honed his flawless technique in some of the most prestigious salons in Beverly Hills. Treat yourself to a brand-new haircut this winter at Michaeljohn Salon in Beverly Hills. Michaeljohn Salon, 414 N. Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8333, michaeljohnbeverlyhills.com
5. Some of the greatest hair color masters come from Europe and celebrate a coveted highlighting technique called balayage, which is a form of adding lightened tones with seamless transitions. Many people have found a home at the wonderful Rossano Ferretti Hairspa. Rossano is no newcomer to the hair business; he has successfully opened salons all over the world. If you’re looking for a place where fashion meets art, check out this salon for your next look! Rossano Ferretti Hairspa, 345 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-598-6780, metodorossanoferretti.com
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3. If you’re looking for the ultimate hot spot to pamper yourself this season, try the Roman Salon nestled in the heart of West Hollywood. They offer a full array of services from hair coloring to Kerastase treatments, manicures, pedicures, and makeup application. Reese Witherspoon, Marissa Miller and Ellen DeGeneres are among those who have trusted owner Sheri Román and her team over the years. Román Salon, 818 N. La Cienega Blvd, WeHo, 310-8541030, romansalonla.com
FAIREST OF THEM ALL
Let’s be honest. Not everyone knows how to highlight hair. Voted best blonder in the business by numerous publications, celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo of his own Kim Vo Salon has colored the locks of Teri Hatcher, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Pamela Anderson. If you’re one of those “I’m scared to make a change” girls, have Kim put his magical hands on your frightened tendrils at his beautiful salon at the Montage! Being blonde can be difficult to upkeep; making sure you get it colored the right way will ensure less frequent touchups! Montage Laguna Beach, Kim Vo Salon, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651, 949-715-6025, spamontage.com/lagunabeach
Let it Pour The tranquil Ritz Carlton Spa at Dana Point
2. The Leur Lab Integrated Aesthetics is
a new establishment with a vast array of services including facials, injectables, facial and acne skincare treatments, laser, and other aesthetic procedures. Tucked away in Newport Beach, it’s also the place to go for losing things that have troubled you…like veins and cellulite. 359 San Miguel Drive, Ste. 300, Newport Beach, 92660, 949-200-8222, leurlab.com
3. I know all you curly-haired girls deal with a lack of salon hairstylists with proper training on the subject of curly hair—trust me, I feel your pain. The great thing about The Hudson Salon and Spa is that your hair type is their specialty and they understand how a great cut can enhance your naturally curly locks! The Hudson Salon and Spa, 610 N. Coast Hwy, Ste. 210, Laguna Beach, 92651, 949-715-5111, thehudsonsalon.com
If you love luxury spas and treatments, I’m sure you’re familiar with the ocean-inspired 4.
Ritz Carlton Spa at Dana Point.
BEAUTY OC SALONS+SPAS
Try a Pure Glow Alpha Beta Peel that will smooth out your texture and have your skin radiating after experiencing the summer’s harsh rays. Indulge yourself and relax your mind and body with fall-inspired treatments like their Pumpkin Peel, Autumn Spice Massage, and Rosemary Reflexology. Any of these treatments would also make the perfect gift for anyone with a hectic lifestyle! One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 92629, 949-240-2000, ritzcarlton.com
5. Bored with your current beauty regimen and want to try something new? Try the Blu Laguna for getting something as common as a precision haircut, bikini wax, or something new and trendy like eyelash extensions or a heated airbrush tanning. Your man can get an awesome cut here too. Have fun this holiday season and look great too! Blu Laguna Salon and Spa, 243 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, 92651, 949-715-9302, blulaguna.com
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Interviewer: Ashlee Norman, shannonhair.com; Photography: Becca Rillo, beccarillo.com; Makeup: DoubleTakeMakeupArtistry.com Model: Lucy McIntosh, Photogenics L.A.; Location: Salon Sessions, Pasadena; Hair: Neeko Abriol, salonsessions.com
BEAUTY HAIR HERO
GENLUXSHOP ASHLEE NORMAN gets inside the head of celebrity hairstylist Neeko Abriol, partner at Salon Sessions, and finds out that being a top stylist is like being a CIA agent or Navy Seal. me simple things—like how to pin and how to create a base for a style. What are some of your superpowers?
I talk a lot (laughs). No, seriously, one of my superpowers is I love ‘becoming’ my client. As hairdressers, we do hair the way we were taught— styling from the back of the head as the client is sitting in front of us. When a client does their own hair, their angles are all from the front. So when I do hair, I do it from the perspective of the client, as if I were sitting in their chair—that way they can recreate the look at home. Even when I do celebrities’ hair, I don’t do them so over-the-top that regular people think, ‘There’s an unobtainable look.’ My work relates to the client. What are your secret weapons?
Oribe products are the newest thing. Unlike other product lines that require cocktailing and layering, Oribe has got it to the point where each product is a one-shot thing. You can cocktail it, but you don’t have to. What advice would you give aspiring hair heroes?
What does it mean to be a hair hero?
It’s those who often do good, but are rarely acknowledged for it. Hair heroes go around changing the world, but people don’t even know about it until the world changes. It’s like being a CIA agent or Navy Seal, like in the movie The Recruit. What makes you a hair hero?
I am? If so, maybe it’s my ability Oribe Apres Beach to make ‘normal’ people feel Wave and Shine Spray, like they’re stars. Maybe they’re not on the $35, barneys.com red carpet, but they’re at their jobs, running their business, and that’s like the red carpet. Who are your hair heroes?
Oribe and Noah Hatton. Oribe is a star, but he’s still so real, he’s a hairdresser. He’s not in it for the fame, he’s in it because he does great hair and he loves it. Before meeting him I didn’t understand fashion; it all seemed corny to me. He came into my world and taught
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Don’t forget to keep the main thing— the HAIR! Don’t go running after creating your own product line, or endorsements, or even getting more clients right away. If you love what you do and do what you love, everything will fall into place and people are going to run to you. It’s also understanding that photoshoots are a collaborative effort— amazing photographers, clothing stylists, makeup artists, models, and hairstylists all come together to make that picture. If you understand how fashion works and make Oribe Apres Dry every one of your clients walk Texturizing Spray, $39, oribe.com around like a moving picture, then you’ve hit it on the head. But the main thing I bring to the table is just hair.
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GENLUXSHOP IT’S ALL ABOUT SHIMMERING EYES AND GLOWING SKIN! GET THIS GORGEOUS LOOK FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH JUST A FEW ADDITIONS TO YOUR MAKEUP BAG. TRY THIS SPIN ON A RETRO LOOK THAT WILL LOOK GREAT AT YOUR HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY AND BEYOND. THINK MAD MEN CHRISTMAS. Glo•minerals Highlighter, $16.50, gloprofessional.com
1. After applying your favorite
foundation, tap a drop of a highlighter like M A C Strobe liquid on cheekbones with ﬁngertips to add a glowing highlight. 2. With a ﬁrm brush, apply
Stolen Moment extra dimension eye shadow to the eyelid and a blending brush like M A C 224 to blend the color through the crease.
M A C Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Stolen Moment $19.50, maccosmetics.com • •
HourGlass crease brush, $30, hourglasscosmetics.com
M A C Powder Blush in Easy Manor, $22, maccosmetics.com • •
3. Apply Feline pencil to the water-
line. This M A C Khol in Rich Black pencil will intensify the lash line and make your eyes look alluring and sexy. A black pencil is the perfect addition to any purse to take your look from ofﬁce to after-hours.
5. Doll up your cheeks with a soft pastel hue blush. Apply to the apples of your cheeks with a soft, round blush brush like M A C 135.
HourGlass Angeled Liner Brush, $28, hourglasscosmetics.com
6. Line your lips with pencil and
blend out the liner with a lip brush so that it fades out softly. Applying a lipstick directly from the tube to your lips will give you the most coverage. You can blend out the edges with your lip brush to make sure it’s blended with the liner.
7. Finally, add a pop of light to
Sisley Paris tinted moisurizer with botanical extaracts, $115, bloomingdales.com
M A C Eye Kohl in Smolder $15, maccosmetics.com
the center of your lips to make them look pouty and full. M A C Lipglass in Pink Fade, $16.50 • •
How to get the professional “fanned-out” lash look!
BEAUTY MAKEUP TRENDS
TRENDING NOW! M·A·C SENIOR ARTIST JOHN STAPLETON OFFERS TIPS AND TRICKS TO GET A BEAUTIFUL LOOK FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Apply a generous amount of False Lashes mascara to upper and lower lashes. It’s a great effect to apply mascara to top lashes in three parts. First, apply to the center of lashes straight up from the root toward the arch of your eyebrow. Next, apply a coat to inner lashes toward your nose. Lastly, apply mascara toward your temple on outer lashes. This technique will ensure a full fanned-out application of mascara. With an eye-lining brush like M•A•C 210, apply a thin line of Little Black Bow fluidline to the top lashline. Do an extended cat eye and create a more almond-shaped eye.
Bobbi Brown creamy lip color, $24, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
M A C False Lashes Mascara, $20, Volumizes curls, plushes up lashes for the dramatic look for lash extensions, maccosmetics.com • •
Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner, $22, bobbibrowncosmetics.com
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Need to add some color and shape to your lips, fill in those brows, or want to hide unsightly scars? For many notable Hollywood women, Jessica Canseco has been doing just that. Most reality shows have at least one “normal” character (or seemingly normal), the one stable force you might even consider grabbing coffee with. Take The Beverly Hills Housewives, for instance. Who wouldn’t want to chit-chat over shrimp scampi with Lisa Vanderpump? Or go bowling with Jeff Lewis from Bravo’s Flipping Out? Or let Michelle Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting babysit your own. Which brings us to VH-1’s new dramafest, Hollywood Exes, where the divorcees of famous men are thrown into the ﬁery pit of unnecessary controversy. There’s Nicole Murphy (Eddie’s ex), Sheree Fletcher (Will Smith’s ex), Andrea Kelly (ex of R. Kelly), Mayte Garcia (ex of some guy formerly known as…well, you know), and our featured player, Jessica Canseco. She’s the show’s most normal, who really is a small-town gal from Ashland, Ohio. Jessica has two exes: Jose Canseco, the ex-baseball player; and Dr. Garth Fisher, the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon best known for being on that ex ABC show Extreme Makeover. For the past ﬁve years, Jessica’s owned a successful highbrow medical aesthetic career. She’s a paramedical and cosmetic tattoo specialist with her practice in the platinum triangle of Beverly Hills. What that means is she can ﬁll in your needy brows, add some pink to your lips, or line on some permanent mascara. “Basically, the goal,” as Jessica tells us, “isn’t to make it look like you just popped out of the makeup chair, but that you look natural, refreshed and glowing 24/7/365.” The ﬂipside of these purely cosmetic treatments are Jessica’s incredibly serious procedures. After the tragedy of mastectomy, in the ﬁnal phase of a patient’s restoration, she’s able to create a naturallooking three-dimensional areola (around the nipple), helping to boost a woman’s conﬁdence and self-esteem. In other instances, she’s able to cover up the embarrassment of hair loss or hide unsightly scars using special camouﬂaging tattoo treatments. While her bread and butter comes from adding tattoos, Jessica’s future plans might involve a laser to remove them. Because even though we’re smart enough to know that love isn’t always forever, that 2 a.m. tattoo with your ex’s name seemed like a really good idea at the time.—SC For more infor mation on Jessica Canseco’s medical aesthetic services, visit jessicacanseco.com
Azzedine Alaia black gown, $4116, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills Joan Hornig Georgette yellow citrine earrings, $970, joanhornig.com Dana Rebecca Designs ring, $5940, danarebeccadesigns.com Melinda Maria bangles,, $115, melindamaria.com Guiseppe Zannoti platform, GiuseppeZanottiDesign.com
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Photographer: Victoria Buesing / victoriabuesingphotography.com; Stylist: Sarah Najafi / sarahsophia.co; Makeup: Anabel Dehaven / Artists by Timothy Priano ; Hair: Christina Buzas / Artists by Timothy Priano; Location: Smashbox Studios
BEAUTY PROFILE: JESSICA CANSECO
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When I’m Blue: Blue Medi Spa’s tranquil atmosphere is bathed in soothing – you guessed it – blue.
Blue Spa transformed the famed La Reina into a tranquil getaway in Sherman Oaks.
TRENDING NOW: THE NEFERTITI LIFT AT BLUE SPA Did you say Nefertiti? Loss of jaw-line definition, one of the most noticeable factors in aging, can now be corrected very quickly and simply with the Nefertiti Lift procedure offered by Blue Medi Spa. It redefines the elegant lines of the neck and jaw for a tighter, more contoured appearance in a matter of minutes! By using BOTOX ® Cosmetic or DYSPORT ® along the lower jaw-line and down the sides of the neck it is possible to provide a “lift” without surgery. The price for this little gem of a treatment is between $300 and $400 with results lasting about three months. The Nefertiti Lift treatment, Dr. Yamini, Blue Medi Spa, 14622 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-783-3600, bluespa.com. Open 7 days a week. The Nefertiti Lift: Defines the jawline.
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DESIGNER PROFILE: KIMBERLY MCDONALD
GENLUXSHOP Kimberly McDonald is on a roll. As ELIZABETH SAAB finds, the jewelry designer is launching her first boutique and expanding her brand to include home products. Last year, her jewelry caught the ear of the first lady—literally. How did you decide to start a jewelry company? I was a curator for private jewelry collections for many years, and I began to design some pieces myself. One day my best friend, now business partner, said to me, “You need to start your own line.” Within a month we had booked a trip to Tucson for the gem and mineral show in search of inspiration...and I found it. What inspires you? Nature. Color. Individualism. Why do you think women gravitate toward your jewelry?
Geodes, agates, and the other materials I use are very close to their original, natural form in my jewelry. They speak to you in a very intimate way. True luxury is having something that is finely made and individual to you...and I believe that describes my work, and why it has been so well received. When you found out that Michelle Obama wore a pair of your earrings, what was your first reaction? I was extremely proud. First Lady Michelle Obama in Kimberly McDonald black geode and ruby earrings, 2011 State dinner for China, Photo: Getty Images
It was the big state dinner for China and I received a text asking if she had my earrings on. Since I didn’t know it was even a possibility, I was obviously shocked...but very excited. What’s the biggest key to your success? I make what I love. My good friend Nicholas Varney once told me, “Buy materials that you find beautiful and make with them things you would love to wear.” I live by this mantra! What advice would you give to a young woman starting out in this industry? Do it only if you really love it. Don’t think of
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it as a money-making expedition. And have a person involved who will keep it real with you. How did you decide to open your first store – especially when so many retailers are struggling in this economy? I wanted a
small jewel box from which to present the “world of” KMD. As we expand into decorative pieces for the home, lifestyle, and scarves, it’s important to express the brand vision in one place.
Kimberly McDonald black geode and ruby earrings, kimberlymcdonald.com KMD Home amethyst & lucite box, $1825, Kimberly McDonald, 646-205-9994
One-of-a-kind Kimberly McDonald macrame bracelets of geode, diamond and 18K gold, from $2200, Marea at Terranea Resort Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-265-2850
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What’s next for Kimberly McDonald? Oh, I think I’ll stay still for a bit and enjoy the new store and beautiful home collection...and continue to create bespoke jewelry pieces. Favorite accessory? My stack of geode and diamond macrame bracelets. I think the macrame bracelets are the epitome of casual luxury. They’re fine, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind, but they’re also cool and comfortable. Just my style! Favorite no-fail outfit? Anything by Raquel Allegra—she has
such an organic and laid-back style.
WE ALL LOVE PRESENTS! THESE ARE ON MY LIST. — CHRISELLE LIM
Story by Candlelight Cire Trudon Le Petit Chaperon Rouge storybook candle transports you and your loved one into a fragrant forest filled with woody notes as you read the story of Little Red Riding Hood, $95, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
Ultimate Wrinkle Fighter SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Essence offers texture refinement, firmness power, and wrinkle resilience. 50 ml (1.7 oz), $265, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Elegance Underfoot Diane von Furstenberg suede Lucette, $595, Diane von Furstenberg, LA, 323-951-1947
Make Good Scents Reem Acra Eau de Parfum, 90 ml/ 3.0 oz, $125, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue
Pedal to the Metal Tod’s limited-edition driving shoe in white pony with handstitched metal studs. $1095, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 333 N Rodeo Dr, 310-285-0591, tods.com
You Animal ALC camel animalprint sweater, $365, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
All-in-One Makeup Kit Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You to Want Me makeup kit comes in a velvet clutch and features everything you need for getting ready on the run. There’s a removable eye shadow palette, liquid eyeliner, brow gel and a dual-sided eye shadow brush. $34, Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, anastasia.net.
Crystal Clutch Diane von Furstenberg satin handbag, $395, saks.com
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HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFTS
GENLUXSHOP NO OTHER GIFT SPELLS LOVE LIKE A BEAUTIFUL FRAGRANCE HERE ARE OUR PICKS FOR THIS YEAR’S BEST BOTTLED BOUQUETS
Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries Collection, $150, all Saks Fifth Avenue stores
INeKE Hot House Flower, $95, Fred Segal, LA, 310-907-4022
➣ By Kilian Collection: City of Sin, Good Girl Gone Bad, Forbidden Games, $245, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
Arquiste Boutonierre no. 7 $195, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Gucci Premiere perfume, $87, gucci.com Serge Lutens La myrrhe Cloche $300, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lily $135, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Bonpoint Eau De Toilette, $70, Bonpoint Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-278-1161
Dyptique Volutes, 75ml, $140, Space NK, Brentwood
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HERE ARE SOME GREAT GIFTS YOUR FRIENDS WILL LOVE. NOT ONLY DOES ONE SIZE FIT ALL—THEY MAKE GREAT SCENTS Caldrea Crimson Pear Ginger Candle comes in beautiful gold glass vessel and is rich in essential oils exuded from a natural vegetable and beeswax base. Up to 45 hours of burn time. $25, caldrea.com
L’Artisan L’Ambre is a magical, mystical scented candle using amber. This beautiful gift gives off an ethereal deep golden glow, instantly comforting and welcoming. L’Ambre, $75, artisanparfumeur.com
Molton Brown Pink Pepper Collection spicy scented candle with organic ingredients that are perfect for both men and women who’d love some spice in their life. The Paradisiac Pink Pepperepod Candle, $49, moltonbrown.com
Penhaligon’s London, Home Fragrance Collection, a limited-edition neroli candle and illustrated box of matches. This gift will fill the air with the festive scent of neroli, rosewood, orange blossom, jasmine, bergamot, balms and cedarwood, $65, penhaligon’s.com
Caldrea Vanilla Quince Santal Candle Trio in gold glass vessels and a beautiful gift box. A gathering of spicy vanilla and sensual perfumes in fruit and amber. Caldrea trio, $28, caldrea.com
Kilian Candles are created by Kilian Hennessy, heir to the Hennessy cognac family. Inspired by the warm, enfolding balsamic notes of Oud, a legendary wood said to be worth more than its weight in gold. Kilian candle, $85, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-5700
diptyque paris holiday collection of three candles in beautifulgraphic-print glass, $68 each, Space NK, LA, 310-451-7284
Kama Sutra’s massage candles melt from candle wax to massage oil in a heartbeat, gliding onto the skin for a smooth-as-silk sensual massage. $19, kamasutra.com
Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatherapy Candles are handmade by a traditional candle-maker on a farm in the North Coast of Cornwall and blended with the highest quality 100% organic beeswax, botanical wax and essential oils. Available in three scents: Balancing, Calming and Energizing. $39 each, us.nyrorganic.com
Voluspa Grande Maison Candle: Luxurious handpoured candle in a large decorative glass with a lid. 100 hours burn time, $60, voluspa.com
HOLIDAY CANDLE GIFTS
MOR Emporium Black Candle Collection, made from soy wax are beautifully presented in a range of luxurious glass vessels. Available in six unique Black collection fragrances: Snow Gardenia; Italian Blood Orange; Lychee Flower; Black Cherry Plum; Candied Vanilla Almond; Kale & Watercress, $32 each, morcosmetics.com
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FOOD+WINE OSTERIA DRAGO
You’re Welcome: Celestino Drago does it again. Delicious fare in a warm and inviting interior.
Sunny Sides: Pop open Drago’s Raviolo with white truffles and (surprise!) a perfectly poached egg delights the senses.
Hard to Beet: Try Drago’s Beet Salad with creamy burrata cheese for a taste of heaven.
For over 20 years, Celestino Drago has tantalized our tastebuds. Now, as JEFF LIPSMAN finds, chef’s at it again.
ad luck for Santa Monica brought good news for West Hollywood this year. Drago’s celebrated run at Wilshire and 20th came to an end in January when Celestino Drago shuttered his eponymous eatery after 21 years.
Faced with a difﬁcult remodel, he decided that moving was the better choice. His new restaurant, Osteria Drago, occupies the old Il Sole space on the Sunset Strip. I visited the restaurant on their ﬁrst day of lunch service, and again the following week for dinner. Celestino was in the kitchen both times, watching over his new baby like a nervous father. “I have to get the word out,” he said, looking around at the empty lunch-service seats.
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Celestino has no worries, but day one is perhaps not the best time for self-reﬂection. Like Drago before it, Osteria is where Southern Italian cuisine meets elegance and imagination, and the food is again wonderful. Celestino takes special pride in serving seasonal dishes. Featured on both the lunch and dinner menus is a Raviolo. This is a palm-size ravioli stuffed with ricotta and egg yolk, topped with summer trufﬂes. Cut into it and the egg yolk oozes out like a poached egg on corned beef hash. Bring the fork to your mouth and your senses are ﬂooded with the heady aroma of trufﬂes. Nonna never made pasta like this. Also recommended, and quite a bit lighter, are the Beet Salad with arugula, burrata, and pistachio dressing and the Frutti di Mare, a marinated seafood plate with shrimp, squid and salad.
On my return dinner visit I ordered the Raviolo again. I couldn’t help it, but this time I split it with my dinner companion. We also enjoyed a tasty Pappardelle with roasted pheasant, and seasonal morel mushrooms and the Bran ino, European sea bass, one of Celestino’s best dishes. Celestino came to our table to say hello. Just then the door opened and in walked Jane Fonda with a lap dog. She and Mitzi sat at the table across from us. I turned to Celestino and shrugged my shoulders. I whispered to him, “What can you say if Jane Fonda sits down for dinner with her dog?” Without missing a beat, he smiled and replied, “Ms. Fonda, what would your dog like to eat?” For Osteria Drago, it seems the word is out. Osteria Drago, 8741 W Sunset Blvd, WeHo, 310-657-1182, osteriadrago.com
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What is it about Parisian women who emanate such cool, unfussy ﬂair? It’s an unspoken, unabashed grace that’s just oh, so French. Womenswear designer Vanessa Bruno is no exception. She is a talented beauty with impeccable taste, who Times UK editor Lisa Armstrong calls “the designer fashion editors actually wear.” Born in Paris in 1967, Vanessa began her career in fashion as a model at the age of 15. She developed a growing attraction for design, which would lead to her work under the mentorship of Dorothée Bis and Michel Klein. In 1992 she launched her brand, Vanessa Bruno, with a boutique in Paris and another in Tokyo. It was here that she established her much sought-after brand as one that embraces the simplicity of balanced softness, shape and mixed textiles. Luxurious wool and silk draped dresses in classic cuts, Vanessa’s latest F/W line is a collection of muted, dusky colors, and perfect for winter. “I like my clothes to look effortless, with the right cut in a beautiful, relaxed way,” she tells Drapers. “Customers don’t want to be caricatures—they want real clothes for real women.” While in LA, Vanessa enjoys visiting the Getty and ﬁne Japanese dining at Nobu. By Courtney Fortune
WHERE DO YOU…
Stay in LA? The Beverly Hills Hotel (I love their pool!)
What are your packing essentials for LA? Eres bathing suit, my driver’s license and an empty VB tote for all the things I’ll buy. What’s the ﬁrst thing you do to unwind? Get a massage at the La Prairie Spa Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning ﬂight
How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I don’t spend so much time in my hotel room; I’m very active and prefer staying outside, especially in LA.
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Eres Calliope onepiece color block swimsuit, $465, Eres, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008, eresparis.com
Can We Still Be Friends by Alexanadra Shulman, $14, amazon.com
How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? I drink a lot of water and tons of bio green tea from Kioko, a Japanese grocery store on the Rue des Petits Champs in Paris. What do you wish LA had more of that you have in NY? I wish LA could have more little cafés; they bring a different spirit to an area… a place to meet friends and neighbors. What do you wish NY had that LA has? Space!
Have drinks? Château Marmont FAVORITES:
Shops: Maxﬁeld, Opening Ceremony, Mohawk, vintage stores Restaurants: Nobu Matsuhisa, Madeo, Sunset Tower Museums: LACMA, the Getty Beach: Malibu Neighborhoods: Silver Lake, Venice, West Hollywood Time of year: I have only visited in July and November ON AND OFF THE PLANE:
What’s in your carry-on? My favorite book, Can We Still Be Friends by Alexandra Shulman, my iPod and iPad, Cream Gel by Hervé Hérau (I use it as a facial mask after long trips), a cashmere scarf and some sleeping pills.
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