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SHOP FOR A CAUSE: ASHLEY LONGSHORE ONE HOPE GEMFIELDS HENRY ROSE MY HAND IN YOURS

PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW MATUSIK SHOOTS “LIFE IN A BUBBLE” IN T H IS ISSU E:

JADE ALBANY MARTA POZZAN KALEY RONAYNE

KRISTINA PERIC


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Rula Jebreal by Pablo Costanzo Miami, May 29th 2020

Adut Akech by Josephine Achan Sydney, June 11th 2020

Tali Lennox Self Shot Los Angeles, May 28th 2020

James Turlington by Cameron Carter Easthampton, May 29th 2020

Rossy De Palma by Luna Lionne Madrid, June 3rd 2020

Frances McDormand by Bruno Delbonnel Northern California, May 28th 2020

Liu Wen by Mr. Dan Cui Ningbo, May 28th 2020

Ghali by Amel Cheddi Milan, May 25th 2020

Christy Turlington by Cameron Carter Easthampton, May 29th 2020

Laetitia Casta by Sahtenee Sednaoui Paris, June 2020

Ellery Walker Harper by Jaya Harper Los Angeles, June 3rd 2020

Janet Mock by Wendi Miyake Los Angeles, June 4th 2020

Mariacarla Boscono Self Shot with daughter Marialucas Rome, May 26th 2020

Leon Dame by Helena Hiegemann Berlin, May 26th 2020

Vittoria Ceretti by Matteo Milleri Ibiza, May 28th 2020

Laura Dern by Ellery Walker Harper Los Angeles, June 3rd 2020

Anwar Hadid Self Shot London, May 21st 2020

Tang Yan by Mr. Luo Jin Shanghai, June 18th 2020

Mustafa the Poet by Sol Guy Los Angeles, June 4th 2020

Naomi Campbell Self Shot Los Angeles, June 10th 2020


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STEPHEN KAMIFUJI CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE W hen the pandemic shut down New York, photographer Andrew Matusik hit me up with a crazy idea. “What if,” he began, “we do a fashion shoot on the streets while they’re completely deserted. Just imagine,” he continued, “the model in the middle of Times Square, Grand Central Station, or Radio City Music Hall, with nobody else around. And what if we put her in one of those giant clear balls that kids roll around in at music festivals. We’ll call it, Life in the Bubble.” Never one to doubt Matusik’s beautiful mind, I bought in. Good thing. To be clear, the shoot in the ball wasn’t without its hitches. Laws wouldn’t permit photographing on the New York streets, so Matusik, armed with only his iPhone, took 12mp backgrounds and months later, shot model Kristina Peric in the bubble—in his Venice, California driveway. Mid-shoot, the pump that filled the bubble suddenly broke, so Matusik McGyvered a leafblower with duct tape to keep things rolling along. After a lengthy editing process, Matusik Frankensteined the pieces together—to perfection (p70). Next, I got a text from photographer Marc Baptiste. Our first shoot together was a 2007 GENLUX cover with Dita Von Teese. Back then, Marc was already famous, so I was excited—giddy, more like it—to shoot with him. To date, Marc has shot more of our stories and covers than anyone. This go ‘round, Marc suggested we photograph a fashion feature with gorgeous, muti-cultural (she’s half-Black; halfJapanese) model Aqua Parios. Marc brought on legendary stylist Freddie Leiba who dolled her up in beautiful gowns by Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Norma Kamali, Giorgio Armani, and more (p108). I suggested to Marc that we also do a shoot with designer of the moment, LaQuan Smith, and I tasked a talented young writer named Lou Mila Zapata with the honors of interviewing the brilliant young designer (p86). Equal billing goes to yet another favorite photographer, Geoffrey Ragatz. Geoffrey told me about a charming hotel in Palm Springs, where, he expressed, we had to shoot. He was right. Built in 1925, The Willows is one of those old Hollywood haunts that retains an elegant, decidedly 40s– vibe. Beautiful Italian actress Marta Pozzan came on our journey where we captured some stunning photos (p40). Not to be outdone, Robert Lynden (yes, another fave) shot actress Jade Albany Pientrantonio (yes, another Italian

actress) at his West Hollywood studio. Lynden is a master of lighting, successsfully capturing the essence of this woman who plays Rene Carpenter, wife of astronaut Scott Carpenter in National Geographic’s newest series, T he Right Stuff, about the Mercury Seven space program, (p50). As if the previously mentioned shooters weren’t enough— my cup runneth over. Enter Antoine Verglas, the internationally-renowned photographer, who has shot for Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and now, ahem, GENLUX. His eye-candy images of actress Kaley Ronayne, photographed in his New York studio, drip with color and sweet emotion (p62). But wait, there’s more. Makeup artist Lucy Crawford called about a creepy abandoned house in LA that would make a cool vintage story. Amidst spiders big as cats, and floorboards ready to cave, the daring crew delivered (p30). Return shooter Samantha Rapp’s bad-ass street fashion feature easily checks all the right boxes (p96). Last but not least, is our beauty shoot with fresh-faced Chrisy Bori by Mitch Stone (p26). Mitch is super-talented both as a hairstylist and photographer. We first shot together when he was hairstylist on a GENLUX cover shoot with supermodel Estella Warren—still one of my favorite covers to date. And now, friends, philanthropists and fashionistas, please enjoy our GENLUX Holiday issue!

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FRESH FACE Makeup artist Joanna Schlip shares her product picks. PAST PERFECT An abandoned house makes our vintage fashion story come to life. UNDER THE AMERICAN SUN Italian actress Marta Pozzan goes on holiday to The Willows PS. ROCKET WOMAN Catch actress Jade Albany in NatGeo’s The Right Stuff. @PALEYKALEY Photog Antoine Verglas captures stunning actress Kaley Ronayne. LIFE IN THE BUBBLE Shooter Andrew Matuisk gives a glimpse into the fashion bubble. BREAKING BOUNDARIES We get to know designer-of-themoment LaQuan Smith. STREET SMARTS A peek into luxury streetstyle with a nod to the 90s. WITH NOWHERE TO GO We are ready to dress up when a pandemic is keeping us down.

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GENLUX SHOP FOR A CAUSE

One of our greatest luxuries is giving back to those in need. We applaud the designers and companies who have adopted a corporate culture of giving. Here, our philanthropy editor, CAT WILLIAMS (cat@genlux.com), shares a few of them. Henry Rose fragrances,

founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, has partnered with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

(BCPP) to give back a portion of all proceeds to research and advocacy around toxic chemicals in personal care. Eau de Parfum, $120, henryrose.com

LA based jewelry designer, Maya Brenner, is partnering with Nyakio Beauty founder, Nyakio Grieco, on

a limited edition collection of jewels that celebrates diversity, equality and justice. 50% of proceeds from sales are donated to a different charity each month, beginning with Color of Change. Rise necklace, $325, mayabrenner.com

Gemfields’ Walk for Giants

capsule collection features Gemfields’ responsibly sourced Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies set in 44 pieces. Profits will benefit international conservation organization, Space for Giants, and bring critical support to protect Africa’s elephants and their natural habitat. The Palm Earrings by Bina Goenka, $72,150, gemfields.com

LAMO Footwear is proud to partner with Saving Sophie, a non-profit organization providing

online resources to families stricken with cancer, autism, or epilepsy as well as funding for scientific research into non-toxic therapies. 20% of sales from the Saving Sophie products, inspired by eight-yearold Sophie Ryan, will be donated to the organization in support of pediatric cancer. Audrey boot, $57.99, lamofootwear.com

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Brown Girl Jane partnered with Until Freedom on the release

of their newest hero skin care product, GLOW Facial Serum. $10 from every sale of GLOW will benefit the organization. GLOW Facial Serum, $68, browngirljane.com

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presents chic face masks for a cause. 100% of net proceeds are donated to charities helping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Pack of 3, $36, gottahaveface.com

To date, Naked Cashmere has generated over $200,000 in donations to the Breast CanLouis Vuitton supports the

(RED) organization’s engagement with this exclusive candle by the Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Scents of fresh peony with fruity accents of raspberry. For each one sold, $60 will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Louis Vuitton (RED) candle, $190, louisvuitton.com

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from the LOVE Collection. Naked Cashmere will concurrently donate $25 for every purchase to BCRF. LOVE Collection, $85$125, nakedcashmere.com


To celebrate her 20th anniversary, Zoe Chicco has invited 20 female innovators to create 20 limitededition designs with all proceeds going to charity. Zoe Chicco collaborates with designer Rachel Pally in support of Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Opal,

created the limitededition sterling silver “My Hand In Yours” charm for longtime friend Jamie Lee Curtis’ charitable initiative, My Hand In Yours. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. My Hand in Yours Charm, $175, myhandinyours.com

Kiehl’s proudly supports Feeding America®. Over the past

7 years, in partnership with Feeding America, Kiehl’s has helped provide more than 7 million meals to help the 1 in 4 children facing hunger in the United States. Merry Masking, $40, kiehls.com

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Every purchase of the limitededition pink glitter Chardonnay bottle helps fund clinical trials for breast cancer. To date, ONEHOPE has funded nearly 20,000 clinical trial days and 2,500 mammograms from sales of Chardonnay wines. Pink Glitter Chardonnay bottle, $59, onehopewine.com

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Holistic hydration drink, Recover 180, is deeply rooted in wellness and community support. To date, Recover 180 has donated over 50,000 bottles to COVID-19 first responders and essential workers. 12 pack, $32.95, drinkrecover.com

Celeb-favorite pop artist, Ashley Longshore, continually turns her creativity into community outreach. Proceeds from her artwork and merchandise totaling over $160,000 have been donated to support Project Lazarus, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the ACLU Foundation of Louisiana. Weezy In Valentino, $20,000, ashleylongshore.com

Vespa and (RED) have partnered to travel together

toward a world where no baby is born with HIV. Vespa Primavera 50, $4099, vespa.com

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FRESH FACE Photographer and

hairstylist Mitch Stone teams up with makeup artist Joanna Schlip to bring us stunning new model Chrisy Bori Photographer: MITCH STONE @mitchstonephoto Hair Stylist: MITCH STONE @mitchstonehair / @cloutierremix Makeup Artist: JOANNASCHLIP @joannaschlip using MAC makeup Model: CHRISY BORI @chrisybori / Aston models, Los Angeles Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Makeup artist Joanna Schlip on achieving Chrisy Bori’s natural beauty look: The Prep: 1. Kiehls Herbal extract Toner 2. La Mer Crème de la Mer 3. Smashbox Primer The Foundation: Armani Luminous Silk foundation The Eyes: 1. Smashbox Cover Shot eye shadow palette 2. L’Oréal Voluminious Mascara The Brows: 1. MAC eye brow styler in Brunette 2. MAC Brow Set Clear Gel The Cheeks: Smashbox Spotlight Palette The Lips : 1. MAC Lipstick in Marrakesh 2. MAC All Things Magical Lipglass

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PAST PERFECT

Vintage collector Natalie Jane takes us on a fashion adventure in search of romantic looks for the holidays.

Photographers: PAUL BLUNDELL @paulblundell and RAM GIBSON @ramgibson Stylist: NATALIE JANE @nataliejanevintage Models: KENDRA STONE @kendrarosestone ISABELL LASKER @isabellasker Makeup and Hair: LUCY CRAWFORD @llewcee Hair: SASS MORENO @szrovrcmb Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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(LEFT) EDWARDIAN LAWN DRESS; KENDRA (RIGHT) IN 1940S MARGUERITE HAT, 1980S LACE ASCOT CRAVAT; 1970S GLYDONS SATIN AND LACE CORSET WITH GARTERS; 1950S WHITE FULL CIRCLE NYLON SKIRTMAY CO. ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BLK LEATHER LACE-UP BOOT, @NATALIEJANEVINTAGE

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UNDER THE AMERICAN SUN We get away on holiday to

The Willows Palm Springs, with Italian actress Marta Pozzan who now calls Los Angeles home.

Photographer: GEOFF RAGATZ / ragatzphoto.com Stylist: ORETTA CORBELLI @orettac Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Makeup Artist: TEAL DRUDA @tealdruda Photo Assistant: ED ZABEL Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Your passion? I love writing, creating photo and video content, and sending messages of positivity and love for life. Guilty pleasure? Salted caramel ice-cream. Happiest moment? When I got my green card! Beauty secret? I moisturize three times a day, and I always take off my makeup before I go to sleep. Everyday style? Boyfriend or high-waisted jeans, Converse and a T-shirt.

Favorite charity? Girl Powerful. A youth empowerment charity that works with young girls on supporting their mental health. I take part in a lot of their programs and support through donations. 2025 plan? I’ll be on set, shooting! Okay, Marta, now please rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: Competitive: 8, only when it comes to work. Romantic: 7, I get shy sometimes, and even if I want to be romantic, I take a step back. Sensitive: 10, I’m the most sensitive.

Favorite getaway? Malibu.

Affectionate: 10, I love hugs and showing love in general.

Favorite quote? Everything is temporary.

Driven: 10, always have been; always will be.

Your heroes? Cindy Sherman and Alma Har’el.

Fashionable: 10

Best trait? My friends would say I’m very loyal and kind. Change desire? Sometimes, I wish I could be less sensitive. Your hobbies? Watching indie movies, going to art galleries, collecting art. Current projects? My podcast on mental health ‘I Am Real’ with my co-host, Yola Robert, senior Forbes writer.

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Forgiving: 6, I wish I could be more forgiving, but actions speak louder than words, and that’s what matters to me. Temperamental: 2, I barely have mood swings or change my mind. Critical: 4, I try to let people be and not to judge. Generosity: 10, too generous sometimes! Honesty: 10

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Marta Pozzan may have her roots firmly set in Italy, but when she speaks, you’d swear she was minted right here in California. With her heart set on acting, Marta immigrated to the US after college, shed her Italian accent, and now claims film roles. She also generously lends her time to Girl Powerful, the non-profit designed to offer young girls the tools to build a strong sense of self. Here, Marta takes a few minutes to respond to our GENLUX Two-Word Interview.

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ROCKET WOMAN

We go on set with Jade Albany Pietrantonio, the gorgeous Italian-Australian actress, who plays Rene Carpenter in The Right Stuff, the series based on Tom Wolfe’s bestseller about the Mercury astronauts. Photographer: ROBERT LYNDEN @robertlynden Stylist: CHRISTINA MCNOWN @stylebycbm Hair Stylist: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Makeup Artist: TEAL DRUDA @tealdruda Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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We’re convinced. It’s the water. Australia’s non-stop export of beautiful blonde actresses presses on. This one, Jade Albany Pietrantonio, was born in Briancon, France, and grew up in the mountains of Sansicario, Italy, before heading down under with her ‘mum’ to Byron Bay. Now, the 5-foot-10-inch stunner is happy as a clam in LA, where she’s a full-time star. Catch her in National Geographic’s TV adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s book, The Right Stuff, the story of the first Mercury astronauts—now streaming on Disney+. Here, Ms. Pietrantonio takes on our Genlux Two-Word Interview.

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We getaway to Palm Springs to The Willows a desert oasis and home to our interview with Italian actress and philanthropist Marta Pozzan Your heroes? My mum! A

Actor heroes? Charlize Theron,

dreamer, a fighter, a loving, kind,

Emilia Clarke, Maggie Smith, and

generous, and never-ending

Cate Blanchett.

rockstar of a human! With the patience of a Saint!

Nightstand reading?

No Ordinary Dog, by Will

Your passion? Acting is my

Chesney, and Midnight Sun,

passion and my driving force.

by Stephenie Meyer.

Childhood crush? Lee Harding,

Your hobbies? Pre-pandemic, I

a dress. Two very different lives. I

a contestant on Australian Idol,

went to the gym six days a week.

was in my first school play at 11

who had black hair with fluoro-

I love camping and exploring

and fell in love with acting. From

green and pink in his eye and

outside. I’m terrible at it, but

then, I knew acting had to be a

wore guy-liner.

I also enjoy playing tennis or

out my hair, cut it, and put me in

part of my life.

Childhood bullying? If someone

basketball.

Your GPS? I’m sitting on my

tried to bully me, I’d respond

Favorite getaway? Going home

balcony drinking coffee. It’s

with, ‘Oooo that’s a good one!

to Lennox Head (Byron Bay)

gotten cold and it finally feels

What else you got?’ Eventually, I

Australia with the family, walk-

like fall.

always made bullies my friends.

ing the dogs on the beach, and

You’re wearing? I have on Varlay camo leggings and a Varlay Army-green hoodie with fleece inside! Yep, it’s cold! Describe yourself: Okay, in five words, I’m driven, loyal, stubborn, tenacious, and kind. Three blessings? One: My wonderful parents and family. I’m so lucky to have a kind, supportive family that’s always there for me, and, of course, Josh and Ali Milton—the most incredible people

being with my friends! Photos by Geoff Ragatz

It helped I was in the Special Ed

classes with one; he had dyslexia too. So we bonded over that.

Fashion style? A singlet, blue jeans, and white Converse.

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate chip cookies, warm out of the oven,

Fantasy dinner? I’d have

with milk. I can eat a whole tray,

Robin Williams, Heath Ledger,

easily!

Eddie Redmayne, Nicole Kidman, and The Rock.

Happiest moment? End of last year being a full-time actor.

Favorite quote? Keep moving

I had just shot my first episode

forward.

of The Right Stuff in Florida, then

Best trait? My best friend said

went and filmed MacGyver in Atlanta, came back to LA, and

I’m strong-willed.

booked 68 Whiskey. I’ve never

DNA change? My anxiety! I’d

been so happy in my life! I hit

love to be less anxious; that

the jackpot.

would be nice!

the best management team

Beauty secret? It’s not really a

Odd talent? I can fold my

who believes in me. And three:

secret, but I eat well. I’m lucky to

tongue in three, but I think lots

Growing up as a hippy. Simple

have healthy hair, and skin!

of people can do that, right?

Favorite charities? The Navy

2025 plan? Hopefully, I’m still

Seal Foundation, I also love

a full-time actress, where I’m

who “adopted” me five years ago. Thanks to their support, I’m living my dream. Two: I have

and holistically. Raised multiculturally, bilingual, and with an open heart.

doing the Murph challenge

a series regular on a hit show –

Biggest regret? Not being there

(themurphchallenge.com) each

filming movies in between – and

when my grandma passed away.

year. Also, guardianrevival.org,

maybe, living back home in

I arrived in Italy a few hours

is a non-profit that supports

Australia in Suffolk Park with

after she passed.

those who protect us.

a dog.

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BLACK COMMANDO BODYSUIT, NEIMAN MARCUS, 310-550-5900 BOTTEGA VENETA NECKLACE, $2500; BOTTEGA VENETA CUFF, $1500, BOTTEGA VENETA, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-858-6533 DITA SUNGLASSES, DAN DEUTSCH, SUNSET PLAZA, 310-659-9089

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PRISCAVERA TWILIGHT BLUE PANT, $570; COLVILLE DIAMOND CROPPED SWEATER, $755, PERI.A, WEHO, 310-659-9940

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ACT NO. 1 SHIRT DRESS WITH PLISSE TULLE SKIRT $850, PERI.A, WEHO, 310-659-9940 BOTTEGA VENETA ZEBRA STRIPE PUMP, $970, MAISON BOTTEGA VENETA, RODEO DRIVE, 310-858-6533

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BRANDON MAXWELL POPPY RED STRAPLESS JUMPSUIT, $2295, MARNI CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED GOLD CHAIN CHOKER, $1340, PERI.A, WEHO, 310-659-9940

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PRISCAVERA TWILIGHT BLUE PANT, $570; COLVILLE DIAMOND CROPPED SWEATER, $755, PERI.A, WEHO, Giorgio310-659-9940 Armani gown BOTTEGA VENETA and shoe, armani.com ‘STRETCH’ SANDAL, Robert Lee Morris ear$790, NEIMAN rings, robertleemoris.com Camilla caftan, MARCUS, BEVERLY Burkindy bracelets and jewelry HILLS, 310-550-5900 ring,vintage burkindy.com

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BROCK COLLECTION SILK ORGANZA CROP TOP, $1060; BROCK COLLECTION TIERED SILK ORGANZA SKIRT, $1890; SPALLANZANI ‘NEVER STOP DREAMING’ NECKLACE, $8500, PERI.A, WEHO, 310-659-9940 CHANEL BALLERINA SHOE, $975, NEIMAN MARCUS, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-550-5900

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Okay, Jade, please rate yourself on these subjects from 1-10. Romantic: 8 Sensitive: 7, depending. Affectionate: Friends 9; not friends, 2. Don’t like hugging unless I know you.

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Judgemental: To each to their own, I say.

SHOP FOR A CAUSE: ACQUA DI PARMA

Fashionable: 2, I’m not

fashionable, at all.

Emotional: 3, but I

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do have anxiety pretty bad sometimes, so there’s that.

Forgiving: 10,

probably not a good thing sometimes.

Nurturing: 10, I love

CHANTECAILLE KILIAN SENREVE TATCHA

taking care of and feeding others—probably the Italian in me.

Compassionate: 8 Critical: 5, more of myself. Generous: 8 Honest: 9

ACTRESS AND My favorite charity PHILANTHROPIST is the Navy Seal Foundation. I also love doing the Murph challenge each year.

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@PALEY KALEY

Meet Kaley Ronayne, the stunning actress who stars in The Right Stuff, streaming on Disney+. She shares with our STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

about her beauty secrets, childhood crush, and, as you may have guessed, what she was bullied about in school.

Photographers: ANTOINE VERGLAS @antoineverglas Stylist: SARAH SLUTSKY @sarahslutsky Makeup: CAMILLE THOMPSON @killahcamz Hair: MARC MENA @marcmena Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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BRANDON MAXWELL MADE-TO-ORDER GOWN, ORDERS@BRANDON MAXWELLSTUDIO.COM ROGER VIVIER RV BOUQUET STRASS CROWN, ROGER VIVIER BOUTIQUE, COSTA MESA, 714-435-0015 GRACE LEE PEAR DEMI EARRINGS, $2593; GRACE LEE PAVÉ DEMI EARRINGS, $3480, GRACE LEE BOUTIQUE, VENICE, 424-268-7137 TIFFANY & CO. T T1 18K ROSE-GOLD RING, $900; T T1 NARROW DIAMOND RING IN 18K ROSE-GOLD, $1600, SELECT TIFFANY & CO. LOCATIONS, 800-843-3269 SUZANNE KALAN 18K CLASSIC FIREWORK ETERNITY BAND, $5600; 18K HALFWAY DIAMOND BAND, $3200; 18K DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND, $4400, SELECT SUZANNE KALAN RETAILERS, 818-885-6400

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CHANEL LACE JACKET, $7050, CHANEL COTTON VELVET TROUSER, $4000, CHANEL, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-278-5500 ROGER VIVIER BLACK ‘VIV’ RANGERS STRASS BUCKLE LOAFER, $1545; ROGER VIVIER BUCKLE AND PEARL PENDANT EARRINGS, ROGER VIVIER, COSTA MESA, 714-435-0015 GRACE LEE PAVÉ GLOBE RING, $15,880, $3380, GRACE LEE, VENICE, GRACELEE.COM

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One COVID-19 year into her 30s, and actress Kaley Ronayne still looks barely old enough to vote. The eldest of three girls, Kaley, who self-describes as fickle, wild, sensitive, passionate, and fun, grew up in Plymouth, a Detroit suburb. There, she EY led “a pretty typical, sheltered, Catholic-school-girl-suburban upbringing.” After a RO NA long list of acting credits, she finds herself in the National Geographic series, The Right Stuff, now streaming on Disney+. We caught up with the Aquarian at her New York apartment, only days before the presidential election, to answer the Genlux Two-Word Interview. UX

Your GPS? I am in my railroad apartment in Brooklyn, surrounded by books, plants, and candlesticks. It could change tomorrow; I keep rearranging my furniture. You’re wearing? I just had a Zoom audition, so I’m wearing a black polka-dot blouse from Reformation and Everlane blue jeans. Plus, gold hoops from a vintage store in Greenpoint. Your passion? Currently, I am passionate about saving our democracy. Three blessings? My health, my family, my friends. Your heroes? I love actresses who do both drama and comedy and don’t allow being pigeon-holed into doing one type of work. Women like Elizabeth Banks, Lake Bell, Rose Byrne, and past heroes like Lucille Ball, Katherine Hepburn, and Julie Andrews.

Childhood crush? Absolutely! Christian Bale in Newsies. Bullying memories? People used to tease me about my pale skin, which, looking back, is bizarre. That’s actually where my Instagram handle comes from. A boy once called me ‘Paley Kaley,’ and it made me really selfconscious. So I decided to reclaim it. Biggest heartbreak? I won’t name names, but I lost out on a theatre job I really wanted, and it made me depressed for weeks. That’s the first thing that came to mind, and now that I think about it, it was pretty mild in the scheme of things. And, I guess when relationships end, I always feel heartbroken. Guilty pleasure? Podcasts, shows, and books about murder. Cheese, natural wine. Happiest moment? I don’t think I have one single happiest moment. I have a collection of small happy moments that include performing, experiencing things with people I love, and laughing so hard that I cry.

Beauty secret? Drink a ton of water. And the Wilding Beauty Gua Sha Empress Stone.

Favorite charity? The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation does amazing work.

Nightstand gem? I am reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

2025 goal? I would love to own a house! But as long as I’m acting in some capacity, I’ll be happy.

Everyday style? Right now, my look tends to be very Jackie O on vacation. But it changes a lot.

Kaley, please rate yourself from 1-10 .

Favorite getaway? I love being near the water, especially cold water. I’m obsessed with Maine.

Romantic: Hate to admit it, but I am definitely an 8 or 9. Not that I’m romantic, I just enjoyed being romanced.

Fantasy dinner? I’d have Dave Chappelle, Bill Murray, Megan Salter, Aretha Franklin, and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. Favorite quote? “Feel the fear and do it anyways.” —Susan Jeffers Biggest regret? I wish I learned how to play an instrument. I guess it’s not too late. Best trait? I love to make my friends laugh, so I hope that’s what they would say! Character change? I’m always working to have more empathy towards others. Your hobbies? Reading, writing, jumping on my trampoline, and taking dance classes. Embarrassing moment? I’ve done too many embarrassing things to name, but they include laughing too hard and spitting coffee on someone important, falling off of the stage in the middle of a song, and thinking I was on a date when I wasn’t.

Sensitive: 10!! I cry constantly. It’s good for you. Affectionate: It depends on the person and situation. But in a relationship, I am a 9. Judgemental: I am a 7 working towards a 0. Fashionable: 6, my style has improved over the years, but it’s just not a priority of mine. Competitive: 10, only when it comes to my career. And maybe some board games. Emotional: 8, I’m an actress! Forgiving: 5, I’m working on it. Nurturing: 6, working on it. Compassionate: 5, working on it. Critical: 10, my mother famously said it was my biggest flaw when I was like, 13. Generous: 7, only because I grew up with sisters and we shared things. Honest: 6, honesty is easier said than done! G

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REDVALENTINO TAFFETA SATIN DRESS, $1195, REDVALENTINO, COSTA MESA, 714-540-6000 ROGER VIVIER HOTEL VIVIER STRASS SATIN SLIPPERS, $1595, ROGER VIVIER, COSTA MESA, 714-435-0015 TIFFANY & CO. T T1 18K ROSE-GOLD NARROW RING, $900; TIFFANY & CO. 18K ROSE-GOLD DIAMOND T T1 NARROW RING, $1600; TIFFANY & CO. 18K ROSE-GOLD T T1 WIDE RING, $2000; TIFFANY & CO. 18K ROSE-GOLD DIAMOND T T1 WIDE RING, $5500; TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR 18K ROSE-GOLD PAVÉ DIAMOND LINK BRACELET, $16,500; TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR 18K ROSE-GOLD PAVÉ DIAMOND LINK NECKLACE, $55,000; TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR 18K ROSE-GOLD PAVÉ DIAMOND LINK EARRINGS, $12,000, SELECT TIFFANY & CO. LOCATIONS, 800-843-3269

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CHANEL VELVET DRESS, $6650; CHANEL BLACK GOATSKIN BELT, $1050; CHANEL WHITE LOGO TIGHTS, $375; CHANEL NECKLACE, PRICE UPON REQUEST, CHANEL, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-278-5500 PEARL HEADBANDS, STYLIST’S OWN

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MAX MARA SILK TWILL BLOUSE, $390, MAX MARA, COSTA MESA, 714-754-7900 ROGER VIVIER BROCHE BUCKLE BELT IN VELVET, $1050, ROGER VIVIER, COSTA MESA, 714-435-0015 REDVALENTINO SEQUINED JERSEY SKIRT, $695, REDVALENTINO BOUTIQUE, COSTA MESA, 714-540-6000 GRACE LEE PAVÈ GLOBE RING, $15,880, GRACE LEE DEMI GLOBE PLUS PEAR RING, $3380; PEAR DEMI EARRINGS, $2593; PAVÉ DEMI EARRINGS, $3480, GRACE LEE,VENICE, GRACELEE.COM SUZANNE KALAN CLASSIC FIREWORK ETERNITY BAND, $5600; FIREWORK CLUSTER ETERNITY BAND, $6600, SUZANNE KALAN RETAILERS, 818-885-6400 AQUAZZURA SANDALS, STYLIST’S OWN

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DIOR GOWN, $10,500, DIOR BOUTIQUES, 800-929-DIOR ROGER VIVIER PLATFORM BUCKLE SANDAL, $1595, ROGER VIVIER BOUTIQUE, COSTA MESA, 714- 435-0015 LELE SADOUGHI VELVET HEADBAND, $49, LELE SADOUGHI, 212-228-8422 TIFFANY & CO. T T1 WIDE RING IN 18K ROSE-GOLD, $2000; TIFFANY & CO. HARDWEAR PAVÉ DIAMOND LINK BRACELET IN 18K ROSE-GOLD, $16,500, SELECT TIFFANY & CO. LOCATIONS, 800-843-3269

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CHANEL JACKET; CHANEL SKIRT, $2000; CHANEL BRACELET, $1275; CHANEL TIGHTS, $375; CHANEL BOOT, $1800, CHANEL BOUTIQUES, 800-550-0005

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LIFE IN A BUBBLE

Photographer Andrew Matusik takes model Kristina Peric to the pandemic-closed streets of New York for our GENLUX fashion shoot against an eerily vacant city backdrop.

Photographer: ANDREW MATUSIK @andrewmatusik Stylist: HOLLY COPELAND @hollycopelandstyle Model: Kristina Peric @theindustryla Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN @robertsteinkenhair Makeup: MOTOKO @makeupbymotoko Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux HOLIDAY 2020 GENLUX 71


MONCLER bandana zipESCADAlurex JACKET, sleeve $3350;jacket, CARDIGAN, puffer $1450; BLOUSE $1705, Saks $825; SKIRT,Avenue, $750, ESCADA, Fifth BEVERLYHills, HILLS, Beverly 310-271-0034 310-275-4211

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DOLCE&GABBANA COAT $3745; DOLCE&GABBANA BLAZER $2495; DOLCE&GABBANA PANT, $1145; DOLCE&GABBANA BLOUSE $995, SAKS FIFTH AVE, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-275-4211 LAURUS ELIE BAG, $2050, LAURUS-ONLINE.COM JIMMY CHOO ‘CACIA’ 85MM BOOT, $1095, JIMMYCHOO.COM

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CHRISTIAN DIOR JACKET, SCARF, $470, DIOR BOUTIQUES, 800-929-DIOR

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GIVENCHY GOWN, $9990, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-275-4211 JIMMY CHOO PURSE JARED JAMIN EARRING, $200, JAREDJAMIN.COM

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GUCCI PINK GOWN, $7500; CAMEL TOP, $4200, SELECT STORES, GUCCI.COM

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CHANEL JACKET; CHANEL SKIRT, $2000; CHANEL BRACELET, $1275; CHANEL TIGHTS, $375; CHANEL BOOT, $1800, CHANEL BOUTIQUES, 800-550-0005

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LIBERTINE TURBAN, $550; TIE BLOUSE, $1750; PANT, $1500; COAT, $4750, ILOVELIBERTINE.COM GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI LAILA RING HEEL, $1095, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUES, GIUSEPPEZANOTTI.COM

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LIBERTINE BERET, $595, ILOVELIBERTINE.COM ALEXANDER MCQUEEN JACKET, $3090; BLOUSE $980; TROUSER, $1090, SAKS FIFTH AVE, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-275-4211

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GUCCI GOWN, $7500; CAMEL TOP, $4200; PUMP WITH HORSEBIT, $980, SELECT GUCCI STORES, GUCCI.COM

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DOLCE&GABBANA COAT $3745; BLAZER $2495; PANT, $1145; BLOUSE $995, SAKS FIFTH AVE, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-275-4211 LAURUS ELIE MICRO-BAG $2050, AVAILABLE AT LAURUS-ONLINE.COM JIMMY CHOO BOOT, $0000, JIMMYCHOO.COM

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VALENTINO DRESS, $11,500; JACKET $2890, VALENTINO, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-247-0103


LAQUAN SMITH JACKET AND MINI-SKIRT, LAQUANSMITH.COM PHILIP CRANGI AND CO SNAKE HEAD HOOPS, $750, [PHILIPCRANGI ANDCO.COM] WE LOVE COLORS TIGHTS, $22, WELOVECOLORS.COM MARC FISHER SHOE, $225, [MARCFISHERFOOTWEAR.COM]

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BREAKING BOUNDARIES Designer LaQuan Smith is the ‘perserverence pays’ poster child. The Queensborn autodidact – rejected by both FIT and Parsons – is now dressing the biggest names in the world like Beyonce, Kim K, and Rihanna. As LOU MILA ZAPATA finds, LaQuan, who made the Forbes 30-under-30 list, has even higher goals.

Photographer: MARC BAPTISTE @marcbaptiste007 Stylist: ALEXANDER GARCIA / @alexandergarstyle Model: TRICIA AKELLO @akellopatricia / @musemodelnyc Hairstylist: BEN MARTIN @mrredbeard Makeup: YOSHIE KUBOTA @yoshiekubota using MAC / @nonamemanagment Casting Director: OSCAR REYES Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI / @genlux

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LAQUAN SMITH TOP AND SKIRT, LAQUANSMITH.COM PHILIP CRANGI CELESTIAL SPHERE EARRINGS, $2400, [PHILIPCRANGI ANDCO.COM] DKNY HEEL, $499, DKNY.COM

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“What would she be wearing in New York on a hot summer day going to the club? She’s unapologetically sexy, and she is all about the sense of New York edge and glamour.”

Designer LaQuan Smith’s signature muse, the unapologetically glamorous woman, has always been vital to his brand. Influenced by his teen years growing up in Queens, New York, his love for style and fashion developed when he was 13, and his grandmother gifted him a sewing machine. “I remember I didn’t even know how to sew yet,” LaQuan says, “but I was always illustrating these supermodels walking on catwalks in these very sexy dresses.” With the nurturing support of his family, LaQuan was encouraged to be creative. “Growing up in a household full of women,” he says, “I was really able to appreciate beautiful, well-crafted clothing.” He was always running around the house asking his mom and aunt what they wanted to order; it was clear that a major fashion designer was about to be born. While his grandmother went to church in three-piece sets, he’d watch his mom get ready for a Friday dinner wearing leather skirts and lace blouses. “The things that I am creating now resonate with memories that I have of how my mom would get dressed.” Though he didn’t grow up in an environment where Gucci and Louis Vuitton labels were flying around, LaQuan counters, “It wasn’t about that. Style is what I was drawn to, and you don’t need lots of money to have style or to look good. If the fashion looks good and makes a woman feel beautiful and absolutely sexy, it doesn’t matter the price tag or the label that’s in the back of it.” Despite his passion, fashion design rarely offers an effortless path to success. LaQuan had no mentors or fellow fashion enthusiasts. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to about how to break into the fashion industry, much less start a fashion company,” he reflects. Moreover, both FIT and Parsons, the two prominent design schools in New York City, denied him admission. “Being rejected was discouraging in a way,” he laments, “because being a young black designer from Jamaica, Queens, New York means you don’t have much access.” With very little support, the autodidact forged a path in an organic and non-traditional way. “I was risk-taking and daring, it’s what got me here today,” LaQuan admits. By ignoring the negative voices and continuing to play with different silhouettes, “I got stronger as the years progressed.” One significant advantage was LaQuan’s proximity to Manhattan. Between the nightlight, the music, and the incredibly fast-paced environment, the city helped shape his design aesthetic. “New York has always been my source of inspiration,” he says. When creating new collections, LaQuan taps into his muse, “What she would be wearing in New York on a hot summer day going to the club? She’s unapologetically sexy, and she is all about the sense of New York edge and glamour.” His persistence paid off. Soon, all the big names in Hollywood came knocking. Beyonce opened her first show in LaQuan Smith. “That was iconic!” LaQuan exclaims. Shortly, he was dressing everyone from Rhianna to Kim Kardashian. More accolades followed, including one of LaQuan’s most prized accomplishments: making the Forbes 30 under 30 list. “I didn’t even see that coming,” insists LaQuan. “I was really proud of myself and my team for the hard work that we put into everything.” All told, LaQuan credits the steady growth of his brand to the tortoise-and-the-hare approach. “I’m not racing to become famous. I want to do things properly and slowly.” And that’s his advice to young aspiring designers, “Stay the course. Keep doing what you’re great at, because that is how you build an identity of clothing, and at the end of the day, you can’t deny good clothing.” G

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LAQUAN SMITH VELVET CATSUIT, LAQUANSMITH.COM GIVENCHY EARRINGS, $1200, GIVENCHY.COM DKNY SANDAL, $599, DKNY.COM

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LAQUAN SMITH LEATHER DRESS, LAQUANSMITH.COM GIVENCHY BRACELET, $699, GIVENCHY.COM

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LAQUAN SMITH LEATHER DRESS LAQUANSMITH.COM GIVENCHY BRACELET, $699, GIVENCHY.COM

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LAQUAN SMITH DRESS, LAQUANSMITH.COM PATTARAPHAN GOLD TUSK EAR CUFF, $295, PATTARAPHAN.COM

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LAQUAN SMITH LEATHER JUMPSUIT, LAQUANSMITH.COM KARMA EL KHALIL EARRINGS, KARMAELKHALIL.COM ISABEL MARANT STILLETO, $899, ISABELMARANT.COM

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STREET SMARTS Fashion puts a little 90s punk back in your step with these looks from CHANEL, GUCCI, DIOR and more.

Photographer: SAMANTHA RAPP @littlenycbee Stylist: MINDY SAAD @mindysaadstylist Stylist Assistant: SELAH ROMERO @selahromero, AJAI JOHNSON @ajailenae Hair: JOHN RUIDANT / See management, using Oribe hair products Makeup: ELISA FLOWERS @ateliermgmt, using @makeupforever Photo Assistant: NICOLE ACKLEY @__ackley / @niskrilla Antique Edwardian Photo lawn dress, Assistant: TRE JAMES @tre__james @nataliejanevintage Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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ETRO HIGH-WAIST PANT, $1050, OR SIMILAR STYLES, ETRO.COM MOSCHINO LOVE SHIRT, MOSCHINO.COM GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, ‘CAROLE’ LEATHER JACKET WITH ZIPPER AND BUCKLE DETAILING, $1995, GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUES DIOR SCARF, $230, DIOR BOUTIQUES, 800-929-DIOR SUSPENDERS, STYLIST OWN ALL RING BY POLLY’S PROPS, @POLLYSPROPS

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40S FRENCH COUTURE GOWN, 80S GAULTIER RED BLAZER, MORPHEW VINTAGE, @SHOPMORPHEW GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI ’APOCALYPSE’ LEATHER BOOT, $1195. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI BOUTIQUES GUCCI TIGHTS, $190, SELECT GUCCI STORES, GUCCI.COM EARRINGS BY POLLY’S PROPS, @POLLYSPROPS

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GUCCI RESIN, CRYSTALS AND METAL BRACELET, GUCCI DEEP RUBINMULTICOLOR SOFT COTTON VELVET STRETCH DEEP SCOOP NECK LONG-SLEEVE MINI-DRESS WITH THREE BLACK MOIRÉ STRAPS AT THE FRONT WITH BOW DETAILS, $2700; GUCCI SHEER TIGHTS, $190, SELECT 1940s Odette STORES, GUCCI.COM BarsaALLviolet RINGSand BY floral tullePROPS, robe POLLY’S @nataliejanevintage @POLLYSPROPS

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GUCCI SHEER TIGHTS, $190; GUCCI LEATHER CHOKER, $450, SELECT STORES, GUCCI.COM VERSACE WHITE BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT, $725; VERSACE VARSITY SWEATER, $1525; VERSACE BLACK CUT-OUT SKIRT, $925; VERSACE PLATFORM BOOT, $1450, SELECT VERSACE BOUTIQUES, VERSACE.COM ALL RINGS POLLY’S PROPS, @POLLYSPROPS BELT, STYLIST OWN

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ERICKSON BEAMON BODY CHAIN, ERICKSONBEAMON.COM MORPHEW VINTAGE DRESS, 90S GAULTIER BLACK KNIT DRESS, @SHOPMORPHEW EARRINGS BY POLLY’S PROPS, @POLLYSPROPS HOUSE OF FLUFF LEOPARD TRUCKER JACKET, $460, HOUSEOFFLUFF.COM

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ETRO TRENCH, $2260, ETRO.COM GUESS ‘VIVIENNE’ DRESS, GUESS.COM GUCCI SHEER TIGHTS, GUCCI.COM ERICKSON BEAMON EARRING, @ERICKSONBEAMON VERSACE PLATFORM BOOT, $1450, SELECT VERSACE BOUTIQUES, VERSACE.COM

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1960s baby blue lace nighty @nataliejanevintage

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DIOR BLOUSE, $2000; DIOR CARDIGAN, $3500; DIOR SKIRT, $3100; DIOR SOCKS, $460; DIOR TIE, $430; DIOR TRIBALES EARRING, $350, DIOR BOUTIQUES NATIONWIDE, 800-929-DIOR

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CHANEL WOOL TWEED COAT, $6400; CHANEL VELVET PANT $4000; CHANEL BOOT, $1800; SELECT CHANEL BOUTIQUES, 800-550-0005 DIOR SOCKS, $460, DIOR BOUTIQUES, 800-929-DIOR VINTAGE FRENCH MILITARY HAT, MORPHEW VINTAGE, @SHOPMORPHEW

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GUCCI A-LINETOP DRESS WITH RED PIPING AND ‘ÉCOLE ENFANTINE’ EMBROIDERY, $1980; GUCCI WOOL KNIT HEADCOVER WITH EMBROIDERED EARS AND BURGUNDY VELVET BOWS AND WHITE POMPOMS, GUCCI STORES, GUCCI.COM DIOR SOCKS, $460, DIOR BOUTIQUES, 800-929-DIOR GLOVES, STYLIST OWN

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CHANEL TOP, $2050; CHANEL JACKET, $8350; CHANEL VELVET PANT, $4000; CHANEL NECKLACE, $2000; CHANEL BELT (USED AS NECKLACE) $2625, CHANEL BOUTIQUES, 800-550-0005

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VERA WANG GOWN, VERAWANG.COM ROBERT LEE MORRIS SILVER EARRINGS, ROBERTLEEMORIS.COM BURKINDY SILVER BRACELETS AND RING, BURKINDY.COM

Okay, this pandemic is getting old. Here we are, all dressed up, but...

WITH NOWHERE TO GO

Photography: MARC BAPTISTE @marcbaptiste007 Stylist: FREDDIE LEIBA @freddie_leiba Model: AQUA PARIOS / Women 360, New York Hair Stylist: BILLY SCHAEDLER using Living Proof Makeup Artist: ANDIE MARKOE BYRNE for TOM FORD Beauty Casting Director: OSCAR REYES Stylist Assistant: CROCELL DONG

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INES DI SANTO GOWN, INESDISANTO.COM MANOLO BLAHNIK SHOE, MANOLOBLAHNIK.COM

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GIORGIO ARMANI GOWNAND SHOE, ARMANI.COM ROBERT LEE MORRIS EARRINGS, ROBERTLEEMORIS.COM BURKINDY BRACELETS AND RING, BURKINDY.COM

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NORMA KAMALI DRESS, NORMAKAMALI.COM STEPHEN DWECK JEWERLY, STEPHENDWECK.COM

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CALVIN KLEIN GOWN, CALVINKLEIN.COM STEPHEN DWECK EARRINGS, STEPHENDWECK.COM BURKINDY BRACELETS AND RING, BURKINDY.COM

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MICHAEL FAUSTO GOWN, MICHAELFAUSTO.COM STEPHEN DWECK JEWELRY, STEPHENDWECK.COM MANOLO BLAHNIK SHOE, MANOLOBLAHNIC.COM

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FASHION+PHILANTHROPY

TOM FORD GOWN, TOMFORD.COM SWAROVSKI EARRINGS, SWAROVSKI.COM

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EDITOR’S PICKS Are you the ultimate gift giver? If you are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts this season, you can stop here. From Balmain madeto-order 1945 trunk to these exquisite Messika choker and earrings (which were designed for the one-and-only Queen B). Aww, feeling like Beyonce… A girl can dream ;) Happy holidays to all! Stay safe, and don’t forget to wear a mask. —Samia Arslane

CHANEL

Messika exquisite 17-carat pear diamond choker.

Messika asymmetrical earrings with XXL earcuff on one side—a pear-shaped 4ct diamond oscillates at its end like a metronome; and on the other, a shorter version with a pear shape of 1.50 carat. messika.com

new limited-edition metallic golden shade of nail color with a long wearing, high-shine finish. $28, chanel.com

Rouge Hermès Matte Lipstick in Rouge Casaque, $67, hermes.com Chopard Magari watch with a subtle corolla of pear-shaped diamonds totaling over 32 carats. A fancy pink and a fancy blue pear-shaped diamond weighing two carats each at 6 and 12. chopard.com

SOLEIL DE CHANEL

transformable ring in 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold and diamonds. The two parts of this piece can be worn together on one finger as a sun or as two separate rings on two fingers. chanel.com

TOM FORD F/W2020

Balmain sandal, balmain.com

Balmain’s 1945 Collection trunk, exclusive offering made to order, balmain.com NEEM KAHN F/W2020

BOSS F/W2020

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ESCADA LEATHER ENVELOPE BAG, $1675, ESCADA, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-271-0034

JIMMY CHOO ‘BEYLA 85,’ $95, JIMMYCHOO.COM

The topic of fashion seems a bit trite under the current pandemic circumstances, but I force myself to get up and wear different clothes every day. I am particularly mad about the dresses by London-based brand Alessandra Rich. Rich loves the 40s look, with hemlines down to the ankles. For handbags, I’m loving the beautiful Escada Envelope bag in bright red. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with new makeup brands and practice my Kat Von D flick on the eyes. I try to look like the vintage blonde that I am. Socially, I have some amazing friends here in London who also enjoy dressing up, and so, on Sundays I host a lunch for all the waifs and strays who cannot cope—I being one. At least during this lock up or lockdown, I have listened to a few good books. I love listening through Audible to the classics, and Ernest Hemingway is my favourite this week. At the moment, there may not be glorious events to attend, not even virtual ones, but let’s stay active. With Pfizer’s announcement this week of a COVID-19 vaccine, who knows, we may be back on the red carpet next year after all. One can only hope. G

DOLCE&GABBANA FW20/21

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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN LUXURY DIRECTOR

THIS MASK! Now here’s something that caught my eye and makes me think Follow me: @lauradunn Visit: lauradunnluxury.com

CLASSICS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND!!

I was at the Polo Lounge last night with family and friends and wore a jacket that’s four years old. From the moment I walked in, until the moment I walked out, I received compliments on my ages old, classic tuxedo jacket by BALMAIN. You know the one — with the gold buttons and fabulously padded shoulders — that everyone said would be out in a New York minute?! Well, four years later, and my classic jacket still looks brand new and is still rockin’ the compliments. Olivier Rousteing is creating classics this season, so if I can give you one piece of advice.... spending the money on high-quality classics is money well spent. My tuxedo jacket was at the time pretty pricey... but looking back now... worth every penny!! balmain.com

DIVINE DINING

I will never write about something unless I have experienced it myself, but this restaurant is so hot right now, it’s almost impossible to get reservations. For good reason! My daughter, Beau Dunn, who went one week ago, said it was the best pasta she has ever had and one of the best dining experiences. The big hits: tiny burgers were coming in pink boxes and the waitstaff wearing Gucci outfits. I have a reservation in 3 weeks.... and... I am on pins and needles! GUCCI, 347 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, gucci.com

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maybe it’s not too bad wearing a mask after all! Israel-based jeweler Yvel has taken what is now an everyday must and made it into an everyday MUST-HAVE! This N95 with the highest filtration level has made it crystal clear that at 250 grams of pure 18k gold and 250tcw of natural diamonds is the most expensive mask in the world—$1.5 million! Yvel’s chic mask provides a shiny accessory that will hit the market at the end of 2020. Custom orders now being taken... so get yours in now so you too can save face in the middle of a pandemic! yvel.com

BEST READ!

Last week, Good Morning America reported on Adele’s dramatic weight loss. She credits UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle as her inspo for her new life. I was so inspired I ordered the book on the spot. So glad I did! What an inspiring and game-changing book! Easy to read, and the message is loud and clear... the braver we are... the luckier we get. The NY Times best-selling author paints a soulful picture of how to set our souls free. ... or anytime you wish for a radical change. $17, amazon.com

CARA’S KILLIN’ IT I, fortunately.... and unfortunately.... have really good taste.... translation: I normally write about the more expensive things in life. Today is a little different. I found an incredible collection that happens to be beyond affordable! Designed by actress, producer, writer, and activist Cara Santana, this collection captured my attention when I saw five different celebrities wearing the same gorgeous outfit. The long brown plaid coat, high-waisted pants with a bralette midriff top. STUNNING and all less than $250. I quickly

ordered... then the real test came when I opened the package expecting some really not-so-great fabrics. Much to my amazement... not only was the fabric higher than expected quality... it was so beautifully packaged... SO BEAUTIFULLY that there was not a wrinkle on any of the items. The outfit was more wrinkled in my suitcase than when they shipped from the designer. Cara, I am not sure how you are doing it... but BRAVO you beautiful girl.... for creating an affordable collection that’s dropdead gorgeous for the masses! carasantana.com


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GENLUX FASHION DESIGNER NOTES — DAVID MEISTER What a year! We are living, working, and socializing in ways we could have never  imagined. On a fun note (which we all need) I am here to remind you that fashion is fabulous! Fashion is fun! Fashion can make us feel good about ourselves! Never All me! I want to jump into this Saint Laurent hoodforget - looking fabulous is always ie. Who says being comfy the best revenge. can’t be chic Saint Laurent leopard-print fleece sweatshirt, $1090, mrporter.com

SEXY SILK SATIN! Just be-

cause you spend so much time at home doesn’t mean you don’t want to look and feel beautiful. This silk kimono is perfect. The colors, the print…sophisticated perfection. Meng floral-print silk-satin kimono, $1150, net-a-porter.com

SO FRESH!

There are cargo pants and then there are Tom Ford cargo pants. Casual at home or dressed up to step out. Tom Ford paneled silk and cotton blend jersey track pants, $2350, net-a-porter.com

Fashion Ephemera!

This book and fashion pullouts are perfect for a little at home amusement. Phaidon ADR Beyond Fashion, $200, net-a-porter.com

ARM CANDY!

These colorful bracelets are so pretty. Not too much - not too little…just right! Roxanne Assoulin soft serve set of three enamel and goldtone bracelets,$240, net-a-porter.com

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SO FUN!

Forever Piece!

This cashmere robe/coat is everything!The colors, the texture! Gabriela Hearst Dream leather-trimmed cashmere coat, $8290, net-a-porter.com

A matching cardigan and bralette. Dress it up, dress it down. How cool with a pair of cargo pants and a great boot. Leset Lori brushed stretch jersey cardigan and bralette set, $220, net-aporter.com

HOT HEELS!

Heels are not exactly the hottest shoe of the moment, but pair this with the cargo pant, the gown, the kimono or any other piece in your closet and you have a whole new vibe. Aquazzura Very Vera crystal embellished suede sandal, $995, net-a-porter.com


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GAME NIGHT!

Whoever said this game is just for girls is CRAZY! I remember playing this game with my friends Jenny + Gail… who didn’t want to win and get to open that door and see what cute hottie was waiting for them. What can I say? I am a goofy gay! Mystery Date board game, $25, amazon.com

OBSESSED!

Soft, snuggly and conforming. Qualities that we all want right now. Tom Ford really delivers with this beautiful blush hooded dress. Tom Ford hooded cashmere blend dress, $2690, net-aporter.com

Everyone talks about not getting out of their pajamas while at home. These are so chic I can’t take it. White silk with natural feathers. Beyond! Chic and perfect for socially distant drinks. Put on a killer heel with these and they can take you anywhere you wanna go. Sleeper Party feather trimmed crepe de chine pajama set, $320, net-a-porter.com

CHIC SHOE!

GLAM IT UP!

The perfect mule to slip into. Chic and modern. Porte and Paire leather mule, $260, net-a-porter.com

Okay, Okay. I may be a little crazy so please indulge me. I miss all the glamour and gowns. So I say let’s be positive, let’s have the perfect gown in the closet, just waiting to bust loose once this pandemic is behind us. This is so sexy and glamourous, but still simple and easy...and that color! Alexandre Vauthier ruched stretch jersey gown, $1830, neta-porter.com

SO RIGHT!

This chiffon oneshoulder kaftan can take you to dinner, playing hostess or just feeling glam at home. Halpern printed kaftan, $1420, net-a-porter.com

YEE HAW!

OK. I Am crazy about what the new creative director Daniel Lee has done at Bottega Veneta. It is the hottest thing going. I must, must, must have this cool new take on a cowboy boot! This is a whole new way of two-stepping. Bottega Veneta Lean boot, $1550, Bottega Veneta, Beverly Hills, 310-858-6533

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GENLUX MASKNE—THE LATEST SKIN EVIL. —GINA MARÍ

Now that face coverings have become a new way of life, it’s important to effectively deal with something that troubles many—MASKNE. Those breakouts caused by covering our faces for extended periods of time. First, resist the temptation to overtreat the area by over-exfoliating and over-drying. Instead, focus on repairing and restoring.

Hello, Honey.

Clean beauty is essential to me. I’m currently loving Bradley

Keep it Clean. My go-to combination is Furtuna Skin’s

Beauty’s Buff-N-Stuff.

Acqua Serena Micellar Essence followed by their Rinascita Delle Olive Replenishing Balm. These products,

It’s an all-natural dual purposed facial and body treatment that effectively exfoliates dead skin while nourishing and hydrating with organic honey. Bradley Beauty Buff-N-Stuff, $75, ginamari.com

made with clean and organic ingredients, nourish the skin, and promote healing. Pro Tip* Don’t treat your mask like your keys – treat them like your intimates. Furtuna Skin Acqua Serena Micellar Essence, $78, Furtuna Skin Rinascita Delle Olive Replenishing Balm, $165, ginamari.com

Treat Yourself.

I’m so excited to now offer a professional grade LED light device for at-home use. I’ve teamed up with Lightwave, and we’re offering the REACT 1200 device. Now everyone can enjoy a professional LED treatment in the comfort of their own home. It provides many treatment protocols that stimulate cellular turnover to improve the skin’s tone, texture, and overall quality— healing you from the inside out. Lightwave React 1200 Device, $2500, ginamari.com

It’s My Honor.

Hyaluronic is a wonderful ingredient that helps your skin retain moisture. Honor MD’s Hope 2O is my go-to, and it’s perfect for layering under any moisturizer for an added boost of hydration. It also has plant-derived bioactive peptides that help protect and repair skin from blue light, which is especially helpful now that so many work from home. For more information or to purchase these products, visit Gina Marí, ginamari.com

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Ninka B’s � At-Home Facial Beauty Tools

Nowadays, skincare products for at-home use are pro-level, which means it’s easier than ever to delay signs of aging and boost your skin’s beauty in the comfort of your bedroom. I’m sharing my aesthetician-approved tools and formulas to help transform your skin. A relaxing and rewarding facial treatment will help you unwind and bring back a youthful glow.

1. Pro-level Cleansing!

The first step to healthy skin is to wash away surface impurities such as dirt, oil, sweat, pollution, and make-up residue. It is essential to dedicate a few minutes each day AM/PM to cleanse your skin thoroughly. Include the Foreo Luna device with your choice of a cleanser to your daily routine, and you will achieve the perfect canvas for the following steps. Ninka B. recommends: Foreo LUNA™ 3 Normal Skin Facial Cleansing & Firming Massage Device, $199, nordstrom.com

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2. Exfoliate to Refine!

Exfoliation is a step every skin needs. It is the extension of preparing your skin for further treatments. By doing so, your pores will appear smaller. The skin will be more even-toned and radiant. One of my favorite exfoliating ingredients is lactic acid because it is universally beneficial for every skin type. In particular, I am fond of the Sircuit Skin Double Trouble 5% Lactic Pomegranate Açaí Peel. Using this peel will truly bring the spa-like experience with the benefits of professional exfoliation. Ninka B. recommends: Sircuit Skin Double Trouble 5% L-lactic pomegranate acai peel, $75, sircuitskin.com

3. Steam Cleaning!

I never skip steam during in-office facial treatments. Steam has many relaxing and detoxifying benefits, which now can be enjoyed at home. Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Steamer technology creates luxurious micro-steam that purifies and softens the skin’s surface— priming it for the next step: exfoliation. Ninka B. recommends: Dr. Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer, $149, sephora.com

4. Boost Collagen! After 20, we produce 1% less collagen in the skin each year. Luckily, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to stimulate cells which boost collagen production and fibroblasts. My favorite OMNILUX LED enables professional-grade treatments at home. Based on the same high-quality medical-grade LED technology that you’ve come to expect at an in-office treatment. Ninka B. recommends: OmniLux Contour™ Face, $495, glowfromhome.com

5. Moisturize!

Retrouvé moisture locking formula, replenishes as it hydrates. It’s packed with a powerful proprietary blend of lush and effective vitamin-based and revitalizing ingredients. You’ll see and feel the difference—instantly. Retrouvé Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer, 30 ml/1 fl oz, $445, retrouve.com

6. Mask Up!

Top makeup artists are buzzing about these pricey-but-worth-it eye masks from Paris that help the stars get ready for their closeup. Prèdirè Paris Golden Stem Cell Anti-Aging Eye Mask, box of 12 one-time use masks, $925, predireparis.com

7. Catch the Wave! ZiiP uses electrical waveforms to help the skin produce collagen and elastin, heal tissue, stimulate lymphatic drainage, increase blood circulation, and diminish bacteria in the skin. Use Ziip Golden Conductive Gel treatment serum with masque-like effectiveness to help with the process. Ziip unit and gel, $495, ziipbeauty.com

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GIFT GUIDE

GENLUX DESIGNER NOTES MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD Here are some of my favorite designs from the worlds of fashion, interiors, and more!”

BACCARAT CRYSTAL CHESS SET

This crystal chess set is the ultimate gift for any chess lover and will add a touch of class to whatever space it lives in. $13,500, us.baccarat.com

STEPHEN WEBSTER TEQUILA LORE RATTLE SHAKER

For the most stylish bar in town add this Stephen Webster silver Rattle Shaker. As jeweler to the Stars, Stephen’s bar collection ‘Tequila Lore ‘is of the finest quality silversmithing and created with the same precision he adopts with his jeweled masterpieces. $7500, stephenwebster.com

ECROU DE CARTIER BRACELET IN YELLOW GOLD

This handsome bracelet is the perfect piece of men’s jewelry. Masculine, timeless and in signature Cartier style, this bracelet looks good worn on its own or stacked next to a watch. $6600, cartier.com

CASA DRAGONES SIPPING TEQUILA

Not only one of the best sipping tequilas on the market, the smart Casa Dragones bottle can be personalized with a custom label making it the perfect hostess and holiday gift. $325 (customized), casadragones.com

CHROME HEARTS STERLING SILVER PLUNGER

For the person with everything, a sterling silver mounted plunger by rock ‘n’ roll fashion designers and jewelers Chrome Hearts. No rock stars home is complete without one! $2435, chromehearts.com

SAINT LAURENT SHORT QUILTED JACKET TARTAN WITH SHEARLING

This new take on a classic lumber jacket by Saint Laurent is not only Going to keep you warm this winter, it’s also one of the hottest looks in men’s fashion, yet classic enough to last season after season. $3190, saintlaurent.com

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FORTNUM & MASON CHRISTMAS BOX

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English luxury heritage brand Fortnum and Mason, who hold the Royal Warrant of the Queen of England as purveyors of fine foods, ship their holiday hampers worldwide and make for the most perfect and delicious gift. $118, fortnumandmason.com

ALICIA ADAMS ALPACA CASABLANCA THROW

Nothing like being cozy at home during the holidays. I love curling up and watching a movie with my own throw blanket to keep me warm. This Alicia Adams piece is both super soft and super stylish. $485, [alicia adamsalpaca.com]

FORNASETTI CANDLE

Iconic Italian design house Fornasetti has the best smelling candles. The bonus with these: once the candle has burned out you’re left with a beautiful ceramic collectible. $230, fornasetti.com

FENDI PANELED LOGO PRINT LOWTOP SNEAKER

FENDI footwear

is one of the big fashion trends this season and these sneakers, bearing the FENDI Logo in a versatile tan and black palette, allow a stylish look that transitions from day to night. $790, thewebster.us

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MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD CROIX SIGNATURE RING

From my own eponymous jewelry collection, the Croix Signature ring is an updated version of the traditional signet ring. Carved in 18K rose gold, this ring is studded with fine diamonds in a timeless cross design inspired by nobleman’s rings of the 18th century. $3900, martynlawrencebullard.com

As a man on the go, I always need a good, easily accessible bag for both business and travel. This new LV tote is the perfect size to hold my laptop and work presentations as well as travel essentials on the plane. $2300, louisvuitton.com

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MAGAZINE

NARS Global Artistry Director, Uzo, reveals how she achieved the natural look on gorgeous supermodel Beverly Johnson BROW: Fill in any gaps, darken Sircuit Cosmecueticals i.cee.u. firming anti-aging serum helps to revitalize the look of tired eyes and reduces the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet. $120, sircuitskin.com

and accentuate shape of the brows with NARS Brow Perfector in Naia, $25, nars.com

Desert Oasis.

EYES: Sweep the metallic rust color of NARS Guayaquil Single Eyeshadow, $19, across entire eyelid blending upwards. To further define the crease, use the dark plum eyeshadow from NARS Orgasm X Eyeshadow Quad, $52. Highlight under the brow with the sparkling amber shade from the same quad. Define the upper lash line with the dark chocolate NARS High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Last Frontier, $24. Finish off look with 1-2 coats of NARS Climax Mascara, $24, nars.com

Step into the time machine and travel to The Willows Palm Springs, a secluded, elegant and romantic hideaway. COMPLEXION:

Blend a small amount of NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in Moorea, The spirit of old Hollywood is a hint of mustiness. The accom$49, to the center of alive and well at The Willows modations and appointments the face and blend Palm Springs—an elegant small are fresh and new, but with outwards a fresh boutique hotel to that’s stood since LIPS: a nod to their original design Apply finish.in Conceal 1925. Sleep the room where Sheer sensibility. The lush grounds NARS Belle darkness under eyes Lombard Clark Gable and Carole include walking paths, a swimde Jour Lipstick, and camoufl honeymooned inage 1939, or the $26,ming pool, jacuzzi, and nicely concentrating tiny blemishes room where Albert with Einstein manicured the nude-beige floral gardens. Enjoy NARS Soft Matteof relativdreamed of theories the delicious three-course gourcolor in the center Complete Concealer ity. Unlike many older historic of the met breakfast served on fine lips, and hotels,inthis one stands China under a calming 50-foot Caramel, $30, without then layer NARS nars.com Oil-Infused Lip Tint in Reef, $26, on top of lip color for a hint of shimmery mauve shine.

waterfall. The hotel’s 17 luxuriously appointed CHEEKS: rooms are available Blend from NARS September through Matt May.e BronzCome for a weekend or for ing Powder in a week—we highly recommend this charmingSamoi, gem $38, onto the cheekbones, in the desert. create contour The Willows HistorictoPalm and subtle Springs Inn, 877-567-0236, defi nition thewillowspalmsprings.com with

About the Artist: Uzo is a celebrated makeup artist, NARS Cosmetics’ Global Artistry Director, and a beauty industry veteran for over twenty years. She has collaborated with fashion’s top elites and celebrities, including Rodarte and Beverly Johnson, lending her beauty expertise to everyday women.

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a velvetymatte finish. Sweep NARS Highlighting Powder in Maldives, $38, along the high point of the cheeks for a soft glow.

GOOD MORNIN’ Start your day with the three-course breakfast served on fine China beside the dramatic 50-foot waterfall.

SO ROMANTIC The hotel has only 17 guest accommodations, like the Marion Davies room with its cozy fireplace (far left), and luxurious bathroom appointments (left).

Breakfast Photo: Stephen Kamifuji; Hotel photos courtesy The Willows

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There are parties, then there are soirées with Broadway’s best. Book your stay in Manhattan at the official hotel of the Tony Awards®. Sofitel New York, 45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 PARIS – LONDON – NEW YORK – BEIJING – BALI – MEXICO CITY

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Bask in the Bahamas

Our Samia Arslane jets off on a luxury vacation to the Ocean Club Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas

A few months before the pandemic hit and our world stopped, I planned a trip to the legendary Caribbean hideaway, the Ocean Club Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas. I landed late at night and couldn’t see much of the landscape. All I remember is the warm gentle breeze on my skin—instantly putting me at ease. Blonnie, the very colorful and giggly security officer welcomed me at the gate. A real delight! The next day and during my entire stay, I encountered cheerful and kind people just like Blonnie. A classic representation of the island spirit. fourseasons.com/oceanclub/

MUST STAY:

This breathtaking property is located on Paradise Island right along five miles of stunning white-sand beach with jawdropping ocean views. My suite was elegant, spacious and overlooked the ocean. The large furnished balcony was my favorite spot to enjoy my morning coffee while reading through my emails. Every evening, I would indulge in a hot bubble bath filled with the Hermès amenities, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. Love that scent!

MUST WED:

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The inspired Versailles Gardens with the dramatic arches of a 12th-century Augustinian cloister is the perfect place to get hitched (keeping that in mind for later). It is a picturesque location for nuptial celebrations with spectacular sunset views over Nassau Harbor.


GENLUX MUST GOLF:

With views of the Atlantic Ocean and Nassau Harbour, the Ocean Club Golf Course is stunningly beautiful. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this 18-hole, par-72 course stretches over 7,100 yards on Paradise Island’s peninsula.

MUST DINE:

Photos: Luxury World Traveler

Before dinner, check out the DUNE bar; the vaulted ceilings and open siding make it the best spot to enjoy the sunset and savor an iconic Bahamian cocktail. I loved watching the elegant and fun crowd interact with each other. It gets busy on the weekend. Right next to the bar is DUNE, the first island restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The menu emphasizes French-Asian cuisine with a seafood twist. I loved the delectable grilled lamb chops with smoked chili glaze, broccolini, and mashed potatoes.

MUST SHOP:

To get into the island spirit, you must go shopping. Bahamian Hand Prints has island-inspired fabrics in vivid colors. Great place to buy gifts to your loved ones! bahamahandprints.com/

MUST INDULGE:

MUST SIP:

Every day, at the Martini Bar, the Bahamian high tea is served. I enjoyed local sweet and savory treats while sipping a delicious cup of tea from the expansive selection. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a glass of Champagne, right?

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BEST HOLIDAY SCENTSOFSTYLE SUPER DELICIOUS FRAGRANCES TO GIVE OR TO GET

Clockwise from top: GUCCI Bloom Profumo di Fiori, $130, 3.3oz, Macy’s Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum, $128, 3.3oz, macys.com Burberry Her, $124, 3.3oz, Macy’s Chloè Atelier Des Fleurs, Papyrus, $250, 5oz, Nordstrom The Harmonist Sun Force, $336, 1.7oz, Neiman Marcus Daisy Marc Jacobs, $106, 3.4oz, Sephora Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum, $134, 2.5oz, Bloomingdales

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