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On our cover: Rose McGowan photographed for GENLUX by Yoshi Ohara Peace & Love Jewelry 18K white gold pear-shape pink Kunzite ring, $9500, Geary’s, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4741
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FASHION IS ART Mediums merge! Artist Hazel Watt + Photog Anja Poulsen. CARRIE + AUSTIN Exclusive! Days of Our Lives’ Patrick Muldoon+Christie Clark. REVOLUTIONARY Exclusive! Interview with former Mexican President Vicente Fox. DADAIST We shoot the latest fashion at Jirayr Zorthian’s eclectic ranch. FRAMED Super-shooter Erik Almåss makes images suitable for framing. STILL LIFE A fashionable feast with a very painterly twist. MUSEUM CHIC Our incredible fashion feature shot during Hurricane Irene. EVERY ROSE Rose McGowan opens up about her life, her loves and hates.
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Fashion Editor’s Picks: Amanda’s admirations. Editor at Large’s Picks: George's men's picks. Beauty Editor: Camille's beauty favorites. Susan Campos: The Art of Shopping. Apocalypstick by Almie Rose: Truth’d. Style ID: Olga Fonda. JetSetters: Lita Asscher. Getaways: Cabo San Lucas; Calistoga Ranch Resorts. Getaways: Jeff Lipsmann visits Napa Valley and Sonoma. Tracy O’Connor: Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Spa. Out-of-Towner: Solange Azagury-Partridge. Interior Motives: Art of Seduction. Closet Desires: I Got the Blues, Bejewled Princess, Purple Rain. Top Watches: Top 10 watches for the holidays. Top to Toe: Miss Autumn. Her Secret Service: Get Rose McGowan’s cover look. Makeup Trends: Edward Bess and Jeffrey Paul. Beauty News: Products and services you need to know. Hair Do’s: Stylists Robert Steinken and Sean James.
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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 Assistant Art Director: Jordan Holcomb VP of Luxury Advertising: Andrea Aal Account Executive: Rhonda Zakhor Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Style + Fashion Director: Chriselle Lim Beauty Editor: Camille Clark Writer at Large: Almie Rose Genlux Website Editor: Hannah Ciallella Genlux Video Director: David Christopher Lee Contributing Editors: Susan Campos, Stephen Christopher, Vonetta Encarnacao, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Larry Lederman, Jeff Lipsman, Tracy O’Connor, Sherryl White, Cheryl Woodcock
Fendi dress, $1490; Fendi burnt orange blouse, $770; Chloe nude trench coat, $4000; Wolford burgundy tights, $53, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Forbe whisky suede and elaphe pump, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com Harry Winston 68ct diamond carpet platinum bracelet, Harry Winston, 800-988-4110, harrywinston.com
Contributing Photographers: Eric Almås, Courtney Beckett, Danny Calderon, Martin Kunert, Jeff Lipsman, Andrew Matusik, Ricky Middlesworth, Tracey Morris, Yoshi Ohara, Anja Poulsen Director of Events: John Sugrue / OCLA Events Interns: Lauren Tayler Guy, Robyn Nakasone, Kristina Sinutko, Nicole Swaim, Ashlee Norman
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The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. ~Salvador Dalí
his summer I visited Barcelona for the first time—home of famous Spanish artists like Gaudi and Dalí. Barcelona is in Catalonia, an autonomous community in northeastern Spain with the constitutional status of a “nationality.” People from there will tell you that they are not Spanish, but Catalan. They also speak their own language, which resembles French. I was blown away by the beauty of the architecture, the culture, and the number of things you can do—from visiting museums and cathedrals to art galleries, shops, and gorgeous jewelry stores. Which brings me to our holiday theme: Jewelry + Art—two of my favorite things. It’s still true that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, though we all could use an education on where the diamonds originate. Lita Asscher will tell you everything you need to now about them. She’s a sixth-generation diamantaire; her father is the co-creator of the Royal Asscher ® Cut. Royal Asscher is launching a Sierra Leone–focused charity effort called Star of Africa. Named after the
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largest diamond ever found—the 3,105-carat Star of Africa (Cullinan) diamond, cut by the Asscher family in 1908, the project aims to improve infrastructure in Sierra Leone by creating funding for education and self-sufficiency programs. This Star of Africa, however, highlights the fact that the true Star of Africa, its most precious resource, is her people. (p.110) Jewelry in general puts a smile on my face, and gorgeous watches are no exception. In this issue, you’ll find the most exclusive and most expensive timepieces (p.115). We have produced yet another beautiful issue. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of our creative and talented team of people. It’s always a thrill to be working on our fashion stories and coming up with exciting ideas and themes. As always, I look forward to new challenges; but for now, enjoy our Holiday issue.
Bisous à tous!
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: AUDI AND DAVID YURMAN PRE-EMMY EVENT AT CECCONI’S PHOTOS: WIREIMAGE/AUDI Audi and David Yurman joined forces to start the Emmy week off with a celebration at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. The official automotive partner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the luxury jeweler showed off their latest pieces to a starstudded crowd including Emmy-nominated Elisabeth Moss, Julie Bowen, and Melissa McCarthy. Audi made a donation this year to the 9/11 family service organization Tuesday’s Children in honor of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.
George Blodwell, Jenny Leeser Jane Lynch, Mark Salling
Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell Darryl Gibson, DJ Lady Monix
Cat Deeley Kate Flannery, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch, Rachael Harris
Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO RESORT SHOW DINNER PHOTOS: BILLY FARRELL AGENCY Salvatore Ferragamo hosted an intimate dinner in celebration of their 2012 Resort show. The brand’s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, welcomed Ferragamo-clad guests to the then yet-to-be-opened NY restaurant Crown. Ashley Greene
Anastasia Barbieri, Massimiliano Giornetti, Bianca Balti, Stefano Tonchi
Freida DayaPinto Vaidya
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Neil Patrick Harris, PamelaPalmer Fryman Teresa
Julie Benz Emma Roberts
Phoebe Tonkin Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld
GENLUX GADABOUTS: GIVELOVE ART AUCTION BENEFIT PHOTOS: VALERIE MACON/WIREIMAGE
Neil Patrick Harris, David Arquette
Friends and supporters of the Patricia Arquette and Rosetta Getty–founded charity, GiveLove, came out in force to an art auction benefit at the home of Sam and Schanit Schwartz. David Arquette, Danny de Vito, Rhea Perlman, Joaquin Phoenix and other guests were served cocktails, Kim Crawford wine, and Haitian food throughout the night. The charity, founded in response to the Haitian earthquake, works to create lowcost housing and schools along with eco-sanitation programs in the devastated country.
Rosetta Getty, Joaquin Phoenix Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty
Shepard and Amanda Fairey, David Arquette
NEIMAN MARCUS AND GENLUX CELEBRATE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT! PHOTOS: KAIHEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Neiman Marcus celebrated Fashion’s Night Out with a four-floor shopping extravaganza sponsored by Genlux. Shoppers were treated to two fashion shows, a book signing by Greg Lavoi and a Costume Designer’s Guild panel discussion introduced by our own Cecilia Moreno. Guests included Catherine Oxenberg, Casper Van Dien and Laura Dunn, and Beau Dunn.
Costume Designer’s Guild Panel
Leo Zen, Katie Kest, Lauren Kest
Roderick Tung Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg Laura Dunn, Beau Dunn
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: CHANEL AND LIZ GOLDWYN CELEBRATE NEW CHANEL BIOGRAPHY PHOTOS: PATRICKMCMULLEN.COM
Laura Harring, Julia Verdin Samia Arslane, Nora Charles
Jamal Hammadi, Michele Hicks, Gia Coppola
Neil Patrick Harris, David Arquette Justine Picardie, Liz Goldwyn
Justine Picardie’s new biography CHANEL – Her Life was celebrated with a private dinner at Soho House. The evening, hosted by CHANEL and Liz Goldwyn, began with a conversation between Ms. Goldwyn and the author. Guests included Abbie Cornish, Carolyn Murphy, Lydia Hearst, Kendall Conrad, Minnie Mortimer and many other celebrities.
Anna Itkin, Elana Pikover
Jessica Joffe, Harper Simon
Shiva Rose, Marisa Tomei
Io Bottoms, Alesandra Balazs, Mary Tobin
Dorothy Wang, Vivian Wang
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Jena Malone, Justine Picardie, Abbie Cornish
Sasha Alexander, Edoardo Ponti, Monet Mazur
Neil Patrick Harris, Kathryn Lebowitz, Halle ReumDavid Arquette
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: GENLUX ISSUE LAUNCH AND FNO AFTER-PARTY PHOTOS: KAI HE PHOTOGRAPHY
Cecilia Moreno, Angelika Cerny
Genlux hosted the Fashion’s Night Out afterparty at the Beverly Center to celebrate the launch of the fall issue. The fashionable crowd included Shawn and Larry King, Catherine Oxenberg, Casper Van Dien, Patrick Muldoon, Laura Dunn, Beau Dunn, and Olga Fonda. Hale Bob and Frey Wille showcased their latest looks with a fashion presentation. Guests sipped on One Hope Wine, and Dolce Touch vodka mixed with Hansen’s Natural soda. Pinkberry was on hand to curb any sugar cravings! Ingri:Dahl’s photo booth sent guests home with fun snapshots of themselves to remember the night. The evening was beautifully produced by OCLA Events and featured floral arrangements by Flowers by Scher Design. Special thanks to sponsors Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook and Destination Luxury.
Sophia Campbell, Ignacio Ochoa, Dan Deutsch, Ron Deutsch
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Beau Dunn, Dana Johnson, Laura Dunn
Patrick Muldoon, David C. Lee Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg
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Frey Wille and Hale Bob fashion presentation
Valentine Group PR’s Perveen Singh, Caitlin Rafferety, Gabrielle Ward
Shawn and Larry King
Samia Arslane, C.Chill, Saga Elmotaseb
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Dr. Randal Haworth
Kine Paulson, Einy Paulson
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Here are my favorite picks this season! –Samia Arslane
Helmut Lang draped brushedjersey top, $240, net-aporter.com
Louis Vuitton Les Ardentes white gold bracelet with diamonds, $72,000, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, louisvuitton.com
Christian Tsé 38mm quartzmovement watch with stainless steel and gold case, with diamonds and black spinel on a black alligator band, $11,000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, christiantse.com
Tony Duquette/Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry by Hutton Wilkinson, $50, abramsbooks.com
Rick Owens belted jersey dress, $595, net-a-porter.com
ban.do sequin scarf, $55, shopbando.com Miu Miu glossed-leather tote, $1495, net-a-porter.com
Essie Cocktail Bling shade, $8, Bellacures, BH, 310-5505822; essie.com De Beers Jewellery, hardcover book published by Assouline, $165, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-557-1882, assouline.com
Prada Python Clutch, $1650, prada.com
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Christian Louboutin Bye Bye pump, $1195, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310247-9300; South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9200, christianlouboutin.com
Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram Keepall 55 weekend bag, $1880, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, louisvuitton.com
Dana Rebecca Designs bangle 14K black rhodium with 8.60 cts of blue sapphires, $5830; black rhodium with 8.60 carats of black diamonds, $12,760, Broken English, Santa Monica, 310-458-2724, brokenenglishjewelry.com
Photography by Anja Poulsen Styled by Angel Lee
Photography: Anja Poulsen / ArtMixPhotography.com Stylist: Angel Lee / firstname.lastname@example.org Model: Anna Iaryn / LA Models Makeup: Gudrun / Filter Management for Smashbox Cosmetics Hair: Jakob Sherwood / Next Artists using Shu Uemura Manicurist: Tracy Clemens / OpusBeauty.com using Young Nails Stylistâ€™s Assistant: Lauren Tayler Guy Catering: Il Forno Caldo / Beverly Hills Location: Smashbox Studios WeHo Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Valentino leather with lace neckline dress, valentino.com Tresor dazzle necklace, $21,500, tresorcollection.com Anita Ko 60ct blue topaz with diamonds ring, $12,000, anitako.com Le Vian earrings, $3748; Le Vian black ring, price upon request; Le Vian gold and diamond ring, $4298, levian.com Carrera y Carrera Cordoba diamond ring, $12,400, carreraycarrera.com Ippolita lollipop ring, $595, ippolita.com M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza green agate cuff, $2950; M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza green agate large cuff, $4400, mcldesign.net
FASHION IS ART
Photographer Anja Poulsen and artist Hazel Watt combine their crafts in these brilliant images for Genlux proving that fashion is art; art, fashion.
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Lanvin bouclĂŠ jacket, $3280; Alexander McQueen mini-dress, $1275, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 H. Stern diamond ring, $11,200; H. Stern cascade earrings, $28,000, hstern.net Silver belt and stockings, stylistâ€™s own Misela Liya at Casablanca clutch, $240, miselaistanbul.com Giuseppe Zanotti boot, $795, giuseppezanottidesign.com
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Emilio Pucci coat, $6950; Chado Ralph Rucci dress, $6500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Misaki jaguar bangles, $439 each, misaki.com Le Vian18K gold ring, $10,500; Le Vian 18K gold ring with diamond flowers, $14,948, levian.com Carrera y Carrera 18K white gold, pavĂŠ diamond and rock crystal gardenia ring, $17,300, carreraycarrera.com Rene Caovilla Swarovski crystal clutch, $2150, renecaovilla.com
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Giambattista Valli red cocktail dress, $1995; Chado Ralph Rucci red coat, $5000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Le Vian diamond lobster brooch, $1766, levian.com Swarovski purple red bangle, $310, Swarovski boutiques nationwide, Swarovski.com Carla Amorim eixo ring, $8600, carlaamorim.com
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Marchesa cocktail dress, $4500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Leather gloves, stylistâ€™s own. Giuseppe Zanotti yellow nappa leather court platform, $750, giuseppezanottidesign.com
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Rodarte cocktail dress, $8275, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Isharya resin bangle, $430, isharya.com Misaki bracelets, $355 each, misaki.com H. Stern Highlight Starts collection ring in 18K yellow gold with rock crystal and diamond accent, hstern.net Swarovski prelude bangle, $475; Swarovski pony bangle, $410 ; Swarovski chic purple blue ring, $270; Swarovski Louise jet ring, $170, Swarovski boutiques nationwide, Swarovski.com
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J. Mendel chiffon cocktail dress, $3950, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Isharya plumage pendant, $140; Isharya green enamel ring, isharya.com Vahan 14K gold bracelet with diamonds, $6500, vahanjewelry.com Giuseppe Zanotti rust-colored suede shoe with an internal platform, $775, giuseppezanottidesign.com
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Photography by Yoshi Ohara Styled by Angel Lee
Theyâ€™re back! After 16 long years apart, Patrick Muldoon (Austin) and Christie Clark (Carrie) of Days of Our Lives have returned. Our CHERYL WOODCOCK nds out what brought the duo back together.
Writer/Producer: Cheryl Woodcock Photography: Yoshi Ohara / marznet.com Stylist: Angel Lee / Artists by Next Makeup: Camille Clark / Genlux Beauty Editor / aimartist.com Hair: Robert Steinken / CloutierRemix.com Manicurist: Tracy Clemens / OpusBeauty.com for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Photo Assistant: Danny Calderon Video Director: David Christopher Lee / DestinationLuxury.com Video Cameraman: Alvin Octoman / Destination Luxury Location: Special thanks to Dr. Ezra Kest Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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On Carrie (Christie) Sauipe Swimwear Lucy cover-up, $144, sauipeswimwear.com Philip Press diamond starburst earrings, $12,500, philippress.com Beverly Jill Designs wide round hammered sterling silver cuffs, $275 and $235, beverlyjilldesigns.com
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he vision of Patrick Muldoon as a romantic leading man is thoroughly ustiﬁed. e is, after all, starring again on Days of Our Lives causing hearts to utter and omen to stutter.
On Carrie (Christie) Michael Kors dress, $1395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Bavna 18K white gold earrings with pavé diamonds, $1525, bavna.com Isharya blue lapis resin Vendome Lily bangle, $498, Isharya white opaque resin Vendome Lily bangle, $498, isharya.com Carrera y Carrera 18K white gold diamond Peacock ring, $19,100, carreraycarrera.com Rene Caovilla crystal clutch, renecaovilla.com Jimmy Choo Bishop nude sandal, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 us.jimmychoo.com On Austin (Patrick) Jil Sander suit, $1525, Jil Sander orange sweater, $530, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tom Ford sunglasses, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468
es, there are those spar ling blue eyes, that bloc buster movie career, television success, and of course, his e traordinary music. e is a ourneyman artist ho has been on a path of rich artistic freedom, but not ithout life s bumps and bruises. atric sums up his goal ith a smile o spill my drin into the orld. he announcement that atric ould be returning to the part of ustin on the daytime series Days of Our Lives, rejoining his sweetheart on the sho , hristie lar , as met ith great fanfare. e originated the role in , but left three years later to pursue a primetime career on Melrose Place. is big screen brea as in Starship Troopers, the ﬁlm that brought in a hopping million at the bo ofﬁce and sent atric ying into a ﬁlm career. o he s bac to here fame ﬁrst found him, and he couldn t be more e cited. e s signed on for the hotly anticipated refresh, along ith soap ueen eidre all arlena , ra e ogestyn ohn , and atthe shford ac . he homecoming also includes the addition of riters arrell ay homas and arlene c herson. atric credits e ecutive producer en orday, e ecutive in charge of production reg eng, and supervising producer oel a am for the daring and brilliant move to bring ne energy into the series, hich has been on the air since . he darling hristie also had a hand in getting atric bac into ustin s shoes. he tells us, atric and met for lunch, and li eeney oined us to tal about old times. hen li eeted that she as sitting ith atric and hristie, and fans started going, hat s that about t literally ust too off from there and the seed as planted. he po er of the eet hristie adds, m over the moon to be bac specially or ing ith the hot, se y uldoon. atric inspires me and ma es me or really hard. ustin and arrie and their romance...they re a omeo and uliet, and that story is ust timeless.
atric e plains the depth of the Days of Our Lives characters very character has an unmet need, usually caused by some trauma. t al ays has something to do with love—the loss of it and the dream of it. hey develop a personality, or cover, to greet the orld because of this loss of love. t s ho they go about getting hat they ant he seducer, the po er monger, the o er. t ain t about se , money, or ma ing people laugh. t s about trying to be loved and valued—the farther they are away from it, the more e treme the character. ame thing in life. remar able storyteller through song, the outhern alifornia native has also found some success ith his band, he leeping asses, and he has a solo album dropping in ecember. usic industry notables have ta en a een interest in atric s soulful and poetic riting and vocal talents. urrently, he s or ing ith super producer ared ee osselin acy ray, ndia. rie, orinne ailey ae . osselin says, nce heard atric pic up a guitar and start singing, it as over for me had to or ith this guy. e reminded me of a mi of obert lant and ic agger. ecently, he also oined up ith hip eay ntertainment out of ashville for hat atric describes as an all together different ind of mus ical pro ect. atric also found re ards as a ﬁlm producer, partnering ith eidi o ar el at clectic ictures, ho ust completed the latest erard utler ﬁlm, Playing the Field. ar el marvels at atric s ability to uggle so many pro ects. he says, atric is a multi hyphenate triple threat producer, actor, musician. t s the creative approach that atric ta es that ill be the secret to his success. n ardent animal lover, atric also has been tapped as a spo esperson for million.org, a massive global endeavor to end stray animal suffering and death. he organi ation posits that there are over million homeless dogs around the orld, giving birth to over a billion puppies each year. atric says, am so honored to be a part of this cause. thical treatment of animals tells us everything about our o n humanity. e must be responsible to ourselves and to our planet. atric s o n motto is culled from King Lear and eddy oosevelt othing comes from nothing. are for mighty things.
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Jil Sander suit, $1525, Jil Sander sweater, $530, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tom Ford sunglasses, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468
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On Carrie (Christie) Marc Jacobs dress, $2900, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Giuseppe Zanotti court shoe, $1095, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 On Austin (Patrick) Lanvin suit, $1795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Brunello Cucinelli shirt; dress shoe, Brunello Cucinelli, Beverly Hills, 310-724-8118
Carrie (Christie) Sauipe Swimwear Lucy cover up, $144, sauipeswimwear.com Philip Press diamond star burst earrings 18K white gold, white diamonds, $12,500, philippress.com Beverly Jill Designs sterling silver cuffs, $275 and $235, beverlyjilldesigns.com Austin (Patrick) Brunello Cucinelli blue jeans, Brunello Cucinelli, Beverly Hills, 310-724-8118, Watch, Actor's Own
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Photography by Tracey Morris Styled by Chriselle Lim
Vicente Fox reﬂects on his rise from truck driver to becoming the President of Mexico, and, as he shares with our CHERYL WOODCOCK, the best way to arm his country is with education. Writer/Producer: Cheryl Woodcock Photography: TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Chriselle Lim / Genlux Style+Fashion Director View Chriselle’s blog at chriselleinc.com Makeup: Marina Gravani / Artists by Timothy Priano Hair: Laura Dorpat using Rene Furterer Manicurist: Melissa Bozant / Artists by Next Digital Tech: Robert Morris Stylist’s Assistants: Candy Vasquez, Laura Arias Camera Assistant: Douglas Markland Location: Special thanks to Mohamed Hadid Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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On Presidente Fox: Ermenegildo Zegna shirt, $325; trousers, $695, brown belt, $385, Zegna, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827 On DoĂąa Marta: Christian Dior dress, $3600; knitted cardigan, $2900, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-257-4211 Adeler emerald and diamond choker, $90,998, adelerjewelers.com Le Vian diamond rings bracelet, $19,495; Le Vian square link diamond bracelet, $16,895, levian.com Harry Winston diamond cluster 10ct platinum earrings, Harry Winston, 800-988-4110, harrywinston.com Chopard Happy Diamonds diamond watch, $37,820, Chopard Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220
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o much has been reported about Mexico lately, predominately negative, about drug cartels and trafﬁc ing, about warring in the streets and political unrest, that even the most positive things about the country are buried beneath the more salacious, enticing headlines.
On Doña Marta: Carolina Herrera asymmetric wool crepe dress, $1990, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-257-4211 Chopard Happy Diamonds diamond watch, $37,820, Chopard sapphire and diamond clip earrings, $58,250, Chopard Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220 Giuseppe Zanotti patent criss-cross shoe, $595, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 On Presidente Fox: Ermenegildo Zegna black suit, $2195; Ermenegildo Zegna white herringbone dress shirt, $325; Ermenegildo Zegna suede loafers in black, $565; Ermenegildo Zegna tie, $185; Ermenegildo Zegna black leather belt, $225, Zegna Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827
Just last year, despite these reports and, admittedly, concerns of our friends, our family moved to our second home in Mexico. While not blind to the challenges facing the country, ours, fortunately, has been a different experience. The people are warm and hospitable, and we’ve personally not witnessed violence of any sort. Granted, we’ve based ourselves in Punta Mita, a beautiful beachfront community just ten miles north of Puerto Vallarta. Our children attend an excellent school, are learning to spea panish, and have embraced the colorful Mexican culture. Through friends, we’ve had the chance to meet some laudable individuals who’ve welcomed us into their country. Among them are the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, and his wife, Marta. Recently, I invited them to LA for this exclusive Genlux interview and photoshoot, hoping to return some of the hospitality that Mexico and its people have shown my family. tanding and sporting his trademar co boy boots, Presidente Fox swaggers onto our set, declaring in his exuberant, booming voice, “It’s always a pleasure to be here. It’s exciting that everything is here in California, and the people are always so arm, al ays so friendly. Fox was elected president of Mexico in 2000, ending 70 years of one-party domination and bringing democracy to the country. During his six years in ofﬁce, he famously sparred ith . . resident George W. Bush over free trade, security, and immigration issues. It was a relationship that would ultimately lead to mutual admiration, and was seen as a watershed chapter for a country that had always relied heavily on the good graces of its neighbor to the north. Family Ties Presidente Fox’s story began on an abundant spread in uana uato state an ristobal anch the family homestead where he grew up and now lives. His grandfather, Joseph Louis Fuchs (the family name was later changed to Fox), was born in hio, ith family ties reaching bac years to reland. n , my grandfather ent af-
ter his dream and rode his horse into e ico. e didn t even no he crossed the border. He recalled his father’s words: “Be whatever you ant to be, but be the very best. is mother as more speciﬁc. he told me, ou go into politics and you will be president and will defeat the regime. er ords ere prophetic. You Can’t Beat the Real Thing After a childhood spent in Mexico and Wisconsin, residente o attended arvard usiness chool. n , he became a truc driver for oca ola, and rose to supervising the company’s Mexican, and ultimately, Latin American operations. Business turned to politics, and the charismatic leader was elected to local and regional ofﬁces before assuming the presidency. “The hope of a Mexican farm boy to rise from a truc driver to of oca ola e ico then to topple the longest-running dictatorship of the th century and become the ﬁrst president of a true e ican democracy, he said, his as the merican dream. A Novel Idea n residente o s bestselling boo Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President i ing, , he lays out his vision for the future. n a true revolution of hope, he rites, “perhaps someday the world’s many faiths could convene a piritual to focus our presidents and prime ministers on the moral imperatives that must begin to guide nations if od does not guide our actions, what will? Greed? Oil? Power? Public opinion polls e sees spiritual guides li e eepa hopra as leaders in this movement and hopes Chopra will play an integral role. Presidente Fox graduated from the prestigious bero merican niversity in e ico ity, here the esuits pic ed up the ob of molding me into a man for others. hey taught us that it asn t enough to build up our own life projects; the real goal as to improve the lives of those around us. Building a Legacy he icente o enter of tudies, ibrary and useum, near an ristobal anch, is a glistening bastion of the democracy that Presidente Fox cherishes so deeply and endeavors to pass on to his nation’s children. His goal is to “arm Mexico ith education. uilt on the family s broccoli farm, e ico s ﬁrst presidential library is modeled after the William Jefferson linton ibrary in ittle oc , r ansas. t contains over . million presidential documents and , hours of video from residente o s years in ofﬁce. ubbed the enter or he dvancement f emocracy, the library includes a unique collection of saddles given to the cowboy president from world leaders. His most prized
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Ermenegildo Zegna sport shirt in blue plaid, $345; Ermenegildo Zegna jeans, $225, Zegna Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827 Boot Star Lucchese Nicotine Ful Quill ostrich boot, $1295, Boot Star, 323-650-0475, bootstaronline.com
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Pamella Roland beige/ ivory jacquard sleeveless trench dress, $2915, pamellaroland.com Hellmuth diamond bracelet, $22,070, hellmuth.de Le Vian diamond link bracelet, $11,995, levian.com Sethi Couture diamond flower earrings, $7600, sethicouture.com Bvlgari by Bvlgari 18K pink gold and diamonds ring, $7400, 800-BVLGARI, bulgari.com Harry Winston diamond straightline 18ct and platinum necklace, harrywinston.com On Doña Marta: Dolce & Gabbana floral lace dress, Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701 Giuseppe Zanotti suede sandal with python-print platform, $635, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Bavna pavé diamond beaded necklace, Neiman Marcus, Newport Fashion Island, 949-759-1900 Le Vian diamond rings bracelet, $19,495; Le Vian diamond leaf ring, $5895, levian.com Carrera y Carrera Ruedo 18K gold earrings, $9600, carreraycarrera.com On Presidente Fox: Ermenegildo Zegna Sport shirt, $345; Ermenegildo Zegna jeans, $225, Zegna Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827 Boot Star Lucchese Nicotine boot, $1295, Boot Star, 323-650-0475, bootstaronline.com
saddle is from President George W. Bush. t starts ith the children, resident o says of his inspiration for building the center. And the goal is “to have a successful Latin America, a successful Mexico that e could not build in the th entury. e ent on to explain how he hopes to narrow the gap with orth merica, urope, and sia by training lead ers. ruly, he posits, e ico is the gate ay to atin merica. resident o ac no ledges that many people do not recognize their own leadership potential. He hopes the Center “will help our visitors discover that leadership and power lie within, li e elson andela discovered the po er to change a nation, Martin Luther King, Jr. converted his dream into a reality, and Lech alesa ent on to change the face of urope. o violence, ust the po er of their ords and ideas. ormer irst ady arta ahag n founded the national philanthropic organization Vamos México (Let’s Go, Mexico!), and has provided excellent resources for parents. Together, she and her husband ma e a stri ing couple she, the model of effortless elegance and eternal strength, and he, the dashing hero who helped pioneer democracy in his beloved homeland. I DREAM A WORLD lease discover your leadership and e ercise your leadership, resident o implores his countrymen. really li e that in the nited tates, you do this graduation ceremony of commence ment. ommencement should be a daily practice. very day you have the opportunity to start again, to correct what you are not doing well, and start new projects and put more energy into what you are already doing. For more on the Center: Centrofox.org.mx
THE IMPROBABLE DINNER Following the photo shoot, we got together at a very small wine cellar, tucked in the back of a restaurant (a big secret of presidents and dignitaries). The guests included my dear friends Shawn and Larry King, Rick and Kathy Hilton, and Genlux publisher Cecilia Moreno. Larry and Shawn kept the table roaring with laughter—tears were streaming. Shawn would later say she felt at one point that we were all being “punked”— that at any moment the hidden cameras would pop into view. Larry recalled, “Truly, if anyone would have passed by that alley, peeked into the room, saw what we were doing, they would have thought they were seeing things—with this eclectic group: journalists, TV personalities, editors and a president.” “The situation was so unique,” said Shawn. “It was one of those nights you just never think would happen. How do you make that one up?” At the end of the night all the men went outside to smoke cigars with the former President. Larry passed, however, citing his quintuple bypass surgery.
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Photography by Tracey Morris Styled by Chriselle Lim
Photography: TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Chriselle Lim / Genlux Style+Fashion Director View Chriselle’s blog at chrisellinc.com Model: Kira Dikhtyar / Photogenics Models Makeup: Alexis Ellen using Ellis Faas Cosmetics Hair: Kristin Heitkotter / CelestineAgency.com Manicurist: Tracy Clemens / OpusBeauty.com using OPI Digital Tech: Robert Morris Stylist’s Assistants: Candy Vasquez, Laura Arias, Diamond Topps Photo Assistant: Douglas Markland Location: Zorthian Ranch / zorthianranch.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Rodarte dress, $4691, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Giuseppe Zanotti orange suede pencil heel pump, $775, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques, Beverly Hills, 310-850-1990, giuseppezanottidesign.com Supreme Jewelry 6.91ct of pavé diamonds cuff, $35,800; Supreme Jewelry 1.33cts of pavé diamonds ring, $7450, SupremeJewelry.net, 800-827-7464 DeLatori bangle in 925 sterling silver with 18K yellow gold plating, $625, delatori.com
The brilliant works of “found art” by artist Jirayr Zorthian found on his 27-acre ranch in Altadena play the perfect backdrop for our fashion story with model Kira Dikhtyar.
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Prada blue cardigan sweater, $1160; Prada sleeveless blouse, $1220; Fendi purple pant, $2680, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Euston bordeaux suede boot with stitching, $1850, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com All jewelry by M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza: Yellow orange and green pavé sapphire flower brooch, $1700; enamel and moonstone Croco bangles, $1345 each; enamel and black sapphire bangle, $2250; pavé sapphire swirl cuff, $2311; enamel and pavé sapphire twist rings, $215 each; pavé sapphire Bubblegum ring, $570, mcldesign.net
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Givenchy blouse, $2315; Thomas Wylde pant, $850; Burberry Porsum waist belt, $595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Guiseppe Zanotti orange heel, $850, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques, Beverly Hills, 310-850-1990, giuseppezanottidesign.com All rings by Le Vian: $1165â€“$17,347, levian.com Baccarat ruby crystal Medicis earrings, $1165, baccarat.com
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Givenchy jacket, $4780; Marc Jacobs blouse, $895; Marc Jacobs polka dot wool skirt, $995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Wolford navy blue tights, $53, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Giuseppe Zanotti zip-up bootie, $1150, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques, Beverly Hills, 310-850-1990, giuseppezanottidesign.com Supreme Jewelry mixed metal ring, $34,500; Supreme Jewelry cuff ring with 1.33cts diamonds set in 18K yellow gold, $7450, SupremeJewelry.net, 800-827-7464
Fendi mohagany interlock dress, $1490; Fendi burnt orange blouse, $770; Chloe nude trench coat, $4000; Wolford burgundy tights, $53, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Forbe whisky suede and elaphe pump, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com Harry Winston diamond carpet bracelet, 68 cts, set in platinum, Harry Winston, 800-988-4110, harrywinston.com
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Gucci pois-print silk chiffon gown with ivory Gucci pois-print scarf and coulotte, $5300, select Gucci stores, gucci.com Salvatore Ferragamo black thin calf leather belt, $395, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Harry Winston River ring set in platinum, 1.3 carats, $18,700; Harry Winston Suspension ring set in platinum, 7 carats, $23,000, Harry Winston, 800-988-4110, harrywinston.com
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Mimi Plange jumpsuit, $995, mimiplange.com Salvatore Ferragamo sheer blouse, $890; belt, $395; lizard clutch with silver hardware detail, $3400, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Jimmy Choo Dunton black suede boot, $1495, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza pavĂŠ sapphire Infinity ring, $735, mcldesign.net
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Photography by Erik Almås Styled by Shannon Dunn
Photography: Erik Almås / erikalmas.com Stylist: Shannon Dunn / sdunnstylist.com Model: Annabella B / New York Models Hair & Makeup: France Pierson / francepierson.com Digital Tech and 1st Assistant: Justin Bowen Prop Stylist: Rosy Fridman / thirdfloorsf.com 2nd Assistant: Andrew Fornasier Stylist’s Assistant: Hilary Fleming Producer: Filiz Rezvan Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Over the last few years, photographer Erik Almås has created brilliant, awardwinning fashion images for Genlux. Here, we proudly offer you nine more— each suitable for framing. HOLIDAY 2011 GENLUX 59
Prabal Gurung pink and red silk chiffon dress, $2695, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Rona Pfeiffer rose-cut and pavĂŠ diamond bangle, $7200, elizabeth-charles.com
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Lanvin black velvet dress with nude chiffon sleeves, $3445, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Torso Vintages rhinestone bird pin (in hair), $395 set of two, In Fiore, San Francisco 415-674-1228 infiore.net
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Monique Lhuillier wool crepe cigarette trouser, $990; ostrich feather embroidered blouse, $2280, moniquelhuillier.com Rona Pfeiffer rose-cut and pavĂŠ diamond bangle with clasp set in sterling silver with 14K gold back, $7200, elizabethcharles.com Eddie Borgo rhinestone pyramid bracelet, $1000, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Half Pretties by Neda Dion half foot lace stocking, $25.50-$35.50, halfpretties.com Celine flesh toned leather pump, $650, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500
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Valentino chiffon and lace fishtail dress, $13,000 Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Torso Vintages rhinestone bird pin (in hair) $395 set of two, In Fiore, San Francisco, 415-674-1228 infiore.net
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Paul Smith mandarin-collar dress, $3975, Paul Smith, Las Vegas, 702-796-2640 Grey Japanese matte porcelain ring, In Fiore, San Francisco 415-674-1228 infiore.net Marc Jacobs grey scarf, stylistâ€™s own. Mui Mui suede glitter peep-toe bootie, $840, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500
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Giovana Dias Da Silva top, $1437, elizabeth-charles.com Prada leather pleated skirt, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Carven black and tan loafer, $555, Elizabeth Charles elizabeth-charles.com
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Givenchy bonecolored lace-up silk blouse, $2315, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Ivory satin 40s bathing suit bottom, $445, with top, Torso Vintages, San Francisco, 415-391-3166 Rona Pfeiffer pavĂŠ diamond hoop earrings, $6400, elizabethcharles.com
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YSL cape, $1990, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 415-362-3900 Eddie Borgo rhinestone cone bracelet, $1000, In Fiore, San Francisco, 415-674-1228, infiore.net Velvet shorts, stylistâ€™s own
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Photography by Ricky Middlesworth Styled by Ebony Dee Cheyne
Genlux invites you to a fashionable feast with a very painterly twist.
Photography: Ricky Middlesworth /rickymiddlesworth.com Stylist: Ebony Dee Cheyne / edcdigital.com Prop Stylist: Dyona Frycek / email@example.com Makeup: Camille Clark / Genlux beauty editor / AimArtist.com Makeup: Liza Coggins / AimArtist.com Hair: Candice Birns, Ramsell Martinez, Abraham Esparza / The Rex Agency, LA Models: Amanda Smith, Chloe Norgaard, Kristen Kassinger, Lukas Ray, Madison Gallatin, Shane Snow, Zach Schuringa / All with Photogenics Models / photogenicsmedia.com Additional talent: Jessie Fisher, Katherine Vander Linden, Dylan Griner Photo Assistants: Danny Calderon, Mark Luebbers Stylist Assistants: Jacqueline Lee, Dominique Bossavy, Katie Stephens Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Lace beaded sheer top, $150, Closet Chameleon, LA, 213-814-3514 Vintage embroidered sheer top, Julienâ€™s Vintage Clothing, LA, 323-655-3011
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Top row: Oscar de la Renta beaded gown, $12,190; Beaded kaftanstyle dress, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Alexander McQueen embroidered dress, $13,695; Alexander McQueen long-sleeve ivy dress, $1340, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211. Mary McFadden tiered silk dress, $1295, The Paper Bag Princess, LA, 310-385-9036 Rodarte Couture dress, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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Bottom row : Oscar de la Renta burgundy and gold top, $2495; Yves Saint Laurent ruffled ivory skirt, $4895; Elizabeth Mason evening wrap, $1695, The Paper Bag Princess, LA, 310-385-9036 Rodarte Couture skirt, $3340, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Dynasty bronze and gold paisley jacket, $1295, The Paper Bag Princess, LA, 310-385-9036 Cocktail sports jacket, $6000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Alaia tights, $1050, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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Vintage vests, $150â€“$350; Pink knit dress with shredded details, $1600, Closet Chameleon, LA, 213-814-3514 YSL neckties from vintage shirts, Elizabeth Mason cream strap column dress with empire bust, $3895, The Paper Bag Princess, LA, 310-385-9036 Red Valentino off-white jacket, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Vintage black velvet shorts with tie, $85; Edwardian beige cotton lace gown, $3000; white lace lingerie with long girdle, $145; Victorian cotton bloomers, $125, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878
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Oscar de la Renta jacket, $650, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Alexander McQueen long-sleeve Ivy dress, $1340, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Etro paisley pattern jacket, $1490, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 On Her: Monique Lhuillier gown, $5590, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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Photography by Martin Kunert Styled by Chrissy Lloyd
As Hurricane Irene churned her way up the Northeast, sending New Yorkers scrambling out of the city, our Genlux creative team braved the storm and produced these eerily peopleless once-in-a-lifetime fashion images.
Photography: Martin Kunert / martinkunert.com Stylist: Chrissy Lloyd / chrissylloyd.com Model: Lisa Ward / MC2 Model Management / New York Hair: Bill Westmoreland / Arts + Commerce using UMI products Makeup: Bill Westmoreland / Arts + Commerce using Morgen Photo Assistant: Ruth Thompson Stylistâ€™s Assistant: Erin McSherry Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Chris Benz patent leather jacket, $1995, special order, chris-benz.com Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz woven hat, $700, patricaunderwood.com, 212-268-3774 Donna Karan graphic patent leather wedge, $830, Donna Karan stores, donnakaran.com VonZipper acetate frame sunglasses, $195, zappos.com
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Gucci wool stretch tuxedo jacket, $1700; Gucci pant, $650; Gucci natural white georgette satin tie collar shirt with gold flower brooch, $1100, Gucci satin high-heel sandal, $950, Gucci stores, gucci.com Mawi crystal gemstone earrings, $325, Gemma Boutique, Los Altos, 650-947-4000
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Salvatore Ferragamo top, $2900; ivory beaded skirt, $9900; navy mirror heel, $975, Ferragamo stores, ferragamo.com Salvatore Ferragamo Dior sunglasses, $295, solsticesunglasses.com Deanna Hamro at Fragments earrings, $835, Elyse Walker, 310-230-8882 Gemma Redux at Fragments sphere bracelet, $530, fragments.com Wolford bow tights, $82, Wolford, Beverly Hills, 310-277-8112, wolford.com Kenneth Jay Lane silver crystal and black bead jade drops deco necklace, $200, Kitson, LA 310-859-2652
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Cushnie et Ochs tencel button-down blouse with printed frame, Cushnie et Ochs, NY, 212-564-7839 J. Mendel wool crepe pencil skirt with leather detail, jmendel.com Robert Lee Morris brass sculptural bracelet, Robert Lee Morris, NY, 212-431-9405 Wolford black tights, $44, Wolford, Beverly Hills, 310-277-8112, wolford.com Sergio Rossi satin sandal, sergiorossi.com
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Oscar de la Renta gown, $6790, Oscar de la Renta Melrose Place, LA, 323-653-0200 Robert Lee Morris large sterling silver handmade box-link bracelet, $5000; medium sterling silver handmade box-link bracelet, $3500; Robert Lee Morris sterling silver bubble ring, $495, Robert Lee Morris, NY, 212-431-9405
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Gucci sable frisottino long-sleeve flare dress, $1990; Gucci thin black leather belt with plaque buckle in gold finish, select Gucci stores, gucci.com Anton Heunis at Fragments malachite stone necklace, $510, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ben Amun maharaji flower earrings, $170, ben-amun.com
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Zac Posen cotton faille coat, $2490, special order, zacposen.com Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $325, solsticesunglasses.com Kenneth Jay Lane satin gold and dark coral chip drops earrings, $100, Kitson LA, 310-859-2652
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Photography by Yoshi Ohara Styled by George Blodwell
Rose McGowan never wanted to be an actress. She also didn’t want to be in rehab or homeless at 13, in a failed relationship with rocker Marilyn Manson, or have fear, and that incessant yammering in her head. As she shares with our STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER, “Everyone’s got a story; mine’s got many chapters.” Photography: Yoshi Ohara / marznet.com Stylist: George Blodwell / georgeblodwell.com Makeup: Patrick Tumey / CelestineAgency.com using Koh Gen Do Hair: Kristin Heitkotter / CelestineAgency.com using Oribe Manicurist: Tracy Clemens / OpusBeauty.com using Essie Stylist’s Assistant: Diamond Topps, Nicole Swaim Catering: Sur Restaurant / surrestaurant.com Location: Royal T Gallery and Café / royal-t.org Video Director: David Christopher Lee / destinationluxury.com (Go to genlux.com to see the video) Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Tom Ford custom suit, Tom Ford, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440 Cezua golden south sea pearl and diamond chandelier earrings, $10,800, Cezua, Beverly Hills, 310-663-3767 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza yellow topaz and enamel oval ring, $940, mcldesign.net Isharya Moon Bali cocktail ring in black onyx, $178, isharya.com Piano painted by Kenny Scharf, courtesy of Royal-T Gallery and CafĂŠ
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Celine black dress, $1500; Brian Atwood Lee ankle bootie, $1225, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Alberta Ferretti bolero jacket, $1185; Alberta Ferreti faux fur bag, $415, Alberta Ferretti, LA, 310-652-9000 Cezua emerald and black diamond ring, $5400, Cezua, Beverly Hills, 310-663-3767 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza pavé cuff, $1900; Enamel and green agate pavé bangle, $1695; Green agate pavé ring, $525, mcldesign.net Sachmo painting by Jean Michel Basquiat , courtesy of Royal-T Gallery and Café
ose c o an can be a pric ly one. he something actress is strong illed, opinionated, and understands that hile there may be games to getting ahead in ollyood, she s ust not illing to play them. ose claims she never anted to be an actress, though she s also not too shy to tell you, given the right script, she s good enough to noc it out of the par . er formula for dealing ith life is pretty simple t s all easy ust put on some lipstic , and everybody s fooled. hat s hat ve al ays done. ust a fe days before this intervie , met ose on the set of our Genlux shoot at mashbo tudios. ere itnessed her uir y, uic itted, sense of humor and very controlling, type antics. he ma eup artist, one of the best, could hardly eep ose s hands from latching on to his o n to direct his every movement. t one point, frustrated, he ust handed her the ma eup brush, spun on his heels, gave me an eye roll, and e ited for a fe minutes. i e ise, out on the set, ose constantly in ected ho she ould li e to be shot by the photographer. he girl can t help it perfectionism pulses through those irgo veins. ose is a perennial stunner on the red carpet a te tboo e ample of ho to dress, loo and pose for the papara i. er ell proportioned and se y ﬁgure belies her petite foot , pound stature. oday, she arrives at our intervie at the u e otel on odeo rive loo ing fashionable in ag one eans, a om ord tan , a pair of cool artin argiela shoes, and a belt that came off one of her si e urberry dresses. he orders a obb salad ith no bleu cheese. n odd choice since she doesn t eat lettuce ust the toppings. o ﬁgure. he opens her ebra pony hair erragamo bag and rattles off its contents. love me some drugstore ma eup, she smiles, pulling out gobs of ma eup, y the ay, she inter ects, have you ever noticed the ac iest omen ith really badly dyed hair or at these places also have an i hone, a lumarine s eater, and, oh, a allet, and, oh, om ord glasses. oy, sound li e the biggest label ho in the orld, she says, laughing. ose gre up in erugia, taly. he as nine, and only spo e talian hen the family moved to merica. er parents ere members of hildren of od, a controversial, religious cult li e commune. gre up an itinerant youth. n alone e moved t enty to thirty times, easy. o , ust li e to leave. t s hat do best. m used to it. t , things got bad. y stepfather thought had the ma ings of a drug addict, so got loc ed up in a drug rehab, but the truth as d never done drugs he ust anted me out of his hair because he didn t li e me. d tell the people in rehab, ut ve never done drugs, and they ould ust say, ou re in denial. stayed there about a month. remember the day escaped in my hospital slippers. t as a cold, rainy regon day. tell you hat, don t be
homeless in regon. ose remained on the streets for months before going to live ith an aunt. y biggest fear is to be homeless, she admits. used to be fearless it ma es me angry hen m afraid. ne of her fears might be to or on a sho li e Char med again—she starred on it for four seasons. t as the golden handcuffs. don t li e no ing hat ll be doing at p.m. si months from no . as having panic attacks—full-on sweating and shaking from just seeing the word wood because e shot in oodland ills. ould see the ord wood, like a street called oodman, and ould literally start panicking. had to go see a hypnotherapist. as desperate and it or ed. n the love department, ose has had her fair share of unfortunate relationships. er very public engagement to arilyn anson, and uieter one to director obert odrigue , both ended before the edding vo s. as ind of sad and upset the other day, thin ing, m supposed to be married o called my aunt and she said, ose, do you reali e ho many times you could have been divorced by no suppose it s much more pragmatic not to have to deal ith the paper or . ay, admit m not the most romantic person. ot the most romantic o about she once gave a fridge for alentine s ay. he relationship ith arilyn anson ended, she says, because of his drug abuse. got a lot of heat for not staying to help him get clean, but li e haven t e all seen that ehind the usic episode he girlfriend or the ife stays. hey never get clean. o t s li e, turn to page clich . o, than s. obody gets clean unless they ant to. t s a aste of talent and of life. t s heartbrea ing. f it s a choice, pic not being ith a drug addict. ife s tough enough. s for ids, ose cites a famous painting as forecaster. ypothetically, ant children, but it s to tally dependent on the guy. as it ever tic ed for me o. ever. t s literally li e that oy ichtenstein painting, h my od, forgot to have children. ose no calls everly ills home, and lives in a home once o ned by oris ay. y d cor is merican deco here every single thing has a curve. m not sure if it s a irgo thing, but hard angles hurt my brain to the point here hear a high pitched sound. have this permanent yammering that s incessant. t s an inner voice over my left ear. ee , sound insane. f m at a restaurant and there s a croo ed painting, have to straighten it because ll get a high pitched shrill sound. fter a three year hiatus, ose recently appeared in Conan the Barbarian, though she admits, it s all more as a means to an end. m bac . ant to or really hard to buy homes for my brothers and sister in mbria and get the hell out. hen comment ho onderful and cra y her life has been, ose c o an sums it all up ith this gem veryone s got a story ve ust got a lot of chapters.
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Alberta Feretti capelet, $1395, Alberta Ferretti, 310-652-9000 Georgie Ashley pant, $220, Intermix, LA, 310-860-0113 Isharya 18K cuff with mirror glass, $400; Isharya Splash resin cuff with mirror glass, $638; Isharya mirror Splash resin stacking bangle, $448; Isharya Druzy resin bangle with amber agate, $428, isharya.com Painting by Kenny Scharf, courtesy of Royal-T Gallery and CafĂŠ, Culver City
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Simone by Katie Nehra Nelson faux fur vest in brown, $392, singer22.com Louise Green burgundy hat, $425, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jbrand coated shorts, $205, Madison, LA, 310-275-1930 Isharya 18K gold plated and cubic zirconia resin ring, $150, isharya.com Brian Atwood Maniac Nude pump, $580, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Rachel Zoe longsleeve silk shirt with brown stripes, $275; Jose and Maria Barrera burgundy necklaces, $1025 and $612; Jose and Maria Barrera burgundy gold cross beaded necklace, $740, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Painting by Keith Haring, courtesy of Royal-T Gallery and CafĂŠ, Culver City in Culver City.
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GENLUX Louis Vuitton varnished leather collar, $490; Louis Vuitton knit jumpsuit, $1400, Louis Vuitton, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457 diamond earrings, stylistâ€™s own
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Miu Miu Panno Double Bicolore coat, $2570, select Miu Miu boutiques, miumiu.com
Photo: Daffyd Jones
Van Cleef & Arpels Tuileries Secret timepiece, 18K white gold and diamond case and white mother-ofpearl dial on a satin strap, Van Cleef & Arpels, $50,000, Van Cleef & Arpels, NY, 877-VAN-CLEEF, vancleef-arpels.com
Photo: Alan Davidson
Genlux Fashion Editor’s Picks
Autumn and winter are the best times for me. I adore the clothes and love covering up in yet another coat—this time the new black and white one from Miu Miu. I tried on their dresses, which made me look like a young Norma Desmond. It is time for the glamour of film festivals, art fairs, and fashion shows around the world. This year, fashion dictates that we make the most of every asset.
Fendi bag, price and availability upon request, fendi.com
David Morris Circle D’Amour 3-row brilliant-cut cluster 10ct chandelier earrings; David Morris Circle D’Amour Platinum double-row brilliant-cut 21ct necklace, David Morris, Palm Beach, FL, 561-655-3401
Dolce & Gabbana FW11
Gaultier Paris FW11 Couture
Louis Vuitton FW11
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Holly Fulton tweed skirt with crystal trim, $7587; Holly Fulton devore velvet t-shirt, $912, hollyfulton.com
Dior silk blazer, by special order; Dior floral lace dress, $26,000, Dior Boutiques, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700
Louis Vuitton FW11
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MAKE IT A LIMITED EDITION! —GEORGE BLODWELL I just returned from Istanbul Fashion Week. Yes, Istanbul. What fun to be “at-large” in Turkey—checking out their emerging designers’ collections, watching the shows, and taking in the sights and sounds of the country. I was so surprised by the energy and openness of the place. Imagine a city positioned in two continents—part in Europe and part in Asia. I predict Turkey will become an influential source of fashion, fabrics, and design. Wait and watch—you will be hearing and seeing much more about this land for sure. When it comes to style, men are all about their cars and watches. We all love a great watch. CHANEL has a limitededition black J12 Retrograde Mysteriuse. There are only ten of these watches in the world. It’s an attention-grabber. Dior also has a very nice limited-edition watch. With only one hundred made, it’s perfect for the guy who loves to impress this season.
The Burberry pea coat is this season’s staple, and it comes in fashionable colors not just the typical navy, black or grey. Burberry adds super touches to the classic with epaulettes and back details. Talk about classic with a twist. I also love the Louis Vuitton boots with the zip-off ankle spat. Nice touch, LV! In the last issue, I mentioned bracelets gaining popularity for men. I came across these nice-looking ones recently, and when I heard that our troops are benefiting from them, I got goose bumps. I abhor violence and war, but to discover that these bracelets are made from parachute cord and can be undone to release as a rope or cord to hoist or tie up anything—I was touched that the troops could use them for fashion or, if need be, for practical uses. What a great idea! Go get ’em, guys. Enjoy…Love, George
Wendy Griffin hand-carved sterling silver horse keychain with garnet and amethyst, $888, wendygriffin.com Diva Rocker Glam bed, $14,900; luxury bedding and faux furs, Diva Rocker Glam, West Hollywood, 310-652-8711
Burberry FW 2011
Soldier to Soldier handcrafted parachute cord and sterling silver bracelet, $95, fromsoldiertosoldier.org. $25 from each sale goes to Homes for Our Troops, homesforourtroops.org Dior FW 2011
CHANEL Resort 2012
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Louis Vuitton Atlas boot, $1090, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
CHANEL J12 Retrograde Mysteriuse watch, $300,000, only ten in black made, exclusive to Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0000
Bvlgari Palermo hand-knitted fine silk ties, $235 each, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Dior Horlogerie chiffre rouge A02 38mm, $4350, Dior Homme Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310247-8003
Raul Ojeda high ankle lace-up Alfrede boot with chisel toe, $975, Don Ville, LA, 323-932-9874, donville.com
Dior Horlogerie Chiffre Rouge T01 42mm automatic watch, limited edition of 100 pieces, $8500, Dior Homme Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8003
Bvlgari urban tote bag, $1850, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216
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GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS
MY NEWEST BEAUTY PICKS! —CAMILLE CLARK Dyptique Les Invites Du Trente Quatre Limited-Edition, Eau Particulière multi-use fragrance, $135; Eau Mage Eau de Toilette, $100; Curiosites candle, $80, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 “The brilliant and innovative collaboration of three perfumers who today are closest to the brand.” Kerstin Florian AtHome Professional Peel Pads, $75, kerstinflorian.com “These can be used two or three times a week to help brighten and repair the skin.”
Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation, $55, saks.com
La Prairie Cellular Energizing Body Spray, $115, The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie “This fresh, citrusy scent is uplifting and helps firm and gently exfoliate the skin.”
Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask, $25, Bellalora Spa, Beverly Hills, 310-858-7932 “I especially love these masks for travel. They’re gentle and refreshing, and packaged individually.”
Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer, $28, sephora.com “Worn over mascara, this makes lashes thick and glossy for extra drama.” Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick, $34, saks. com “The whole line is so luxurious with the most beautiful textures.”
The Sultra Bombshell, $130, sultra.com “This iron is so simple to use and creates perfect, beautiful beach waves in a flash.”
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Make Up Forever Smoky Palette, $45, sephora.com “This palette is so versatile you can do a subtle, natural eye as well as a super-dramatic one, and the pigments are rich and smooth.”
Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water, $35, kerstinflorian.com “This hydrating mist is made with bitter orange blossom and smells absolutely divine!”
GENLUX SUSAN CAMPOS
THE ART OF SHOPPING—SUSAN CAMPOS In keeping with the theme of our art issue, why not look at products that are handmade, cleverly manmade, or ideal for every occasion? This issue is all about the art of shopping. PUCKER UP Smile & Kiss is all the rage these days with Hollywood makeup artists who love how the product plumps the lips and whitens the teeth all in one. Talika has a wand where one side is a whitening brush for the teeth, while the opposite end is a gloss designed to plump the lips. Smile & Kiss, $35, talika.com MADE IN JADE Imagine putting on these hand-carved jade earrings with white gold. Talk about making a statement! $2860, danarebeccadesigns.com
THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING Imagine wearing big, beautiful hoop earrings you don’t realize are even on! Dana Rebecca puts out the perfect gold hoops lined with diamonds. They are both gorgeous and lightweight. $2400, danarebeccadesigns.com
YOU’RE GOLDEN It’s the perfect bronzer for any time of the year. Orlane Paris knows how to make a product designed for the face and body. Simply brush on a little bronzer, and skin becomes the perfect sun-kissed color. $40, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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THE IT BAG Isabella Fiore looks brilliant for fall. This half-calf leather with intricate lacing and gunmetal mesh chain detail is perfect for any time of the day or night. $595, Encore, Malibu, 310456-7292
THE POWER OF THE WORD Aurora Lopez Mejia makes gold and silver hand-stamped jewelry with a message. Though many jewelers have followed in her footsteps, she was the first to make the written word an element of design in its most recent, modern incarnation. Her pieces can have any message you want to convey. The necklace in 18K gold, $4875, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400; auroralopezmejia.com.
LOVELY LASHES Need long eyelashes but don’t feel like putting on the fake ones? Try Revitalash Advanced! Rather than wait a few weeks for long lashes, this product is designed to accelerate the process. Some say they see results in a week! $150 for a six-month supply, revitalash.com
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THE ART OF SEDUCTION —Vonetta Encarnacao & Sherryl White The role of the artist is to inspire, to shake things up, even if it’s ever so subtly, and release our minds from the ordinary. Art transfixes our senses and offers a revelatory explosion that fires our synapses. In this issue, we celebrate the work of true artisans whose brilliant minds have divined magnificent works. Living with art is one of the most rewarding luxuries life affords; each collectible comes together as if it were a single note in a grand symphony, orchestrating the beauty in your life. Rodarte fashioned this moving confection of a dress that intriguingly channels a warrior goddess. In a color reminiscent of spun cotton candy, pink silk georgette is masterfully pleated, draped and finished with hand-beaded Swarovski crystal elements and a sunburst gold pleated metal breast plate. The result exudes the aura of a female gladiator merged with a prima ballerina assoluta—a wildly feminine yet powerful couture creation. Here we present a dazzling ring inspired by the exotic Blue-eared Glossy Starling bird which hails from Ethiopia. Starring a 5-carat hand-carved Wello Opal set in 22K gold, designer Ornella Iannuzzi has managed to transport the essence of these splendid birds and the rich culture of this ancient land into her latest collection, aptly named “Lucy in Wonderland.”
New York–based designer Rebecca Koven presides over all things that shimmer with her intricately sculpted golden cuff dotted with diamonds. Offspring of the Fendi clan, Delfina Delettrez creates worlds with her exquisitely strange Tourbillon 8-Circle Bangle. The synchronized spheres wrap a galaxy of possibilities around your wrist. We paired the bodacious lines of Blackman Cruz’s leather pod chair with a striking chain decorated with lively birds, elephants, and deities. And their capricious Venetian Swan Chair looks like it could have been carved by the gods. We celebrate Vivienne Westwood, the grande dame of avant garde fashion, for her bold, spirited ensembles. Straight from the runways of Paris, this look dares you to be different. Express your wild side with an exuberant collector’s piece. Violet Obsession is a mammoth exploration of epic proportions: an uproarious electric purple rowboat with oars enclosed in amorphous forms. Intended to titillate and humor, it is an artist’s dialogue on virility and power. Its maker, Yayoi Kusama, holds a record for an auctioned piece at $5.2 million—the highest price ever paid for a work by a living female artist. Like love, art seduces and knows no bounds.
Custom Brass Chain, Singh Imports, LA, 310-559-3826
Blackman Cruz BC Workshop Leather Pod Chair, $22,500, Blackman Cruz, LA, 323-466-8600, blackmancruz.com
Ornella Iannuzzi Fine Art Jewelry Endemic Bird gold and hand-carved opal ring, $5533, ornella-iannuzzi.com
Rebecca Koven Kaleidoscope Cuff 18K yellow gold with portrait diamonds, $15,000, Rebecca Koven, NY, by appoinment only, 646-232-5111
Rodarte Couture Installation, Pitti W, Florence, Italy – Coming soon to the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, rodarte.net Jeppsson ring glass, fridajeppsson.se Photo:Frida Autumn de Wilde Photo: Kim Nilsson / studio-e-se
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Yayoi Kusama “Violet Obsession, 1994” Public Work in Beverly Hills and throughout the world. Represented by Gagosian Gallery, gagosian.com Photo: Yayoi Kusama, 2010
Delfina Delettrez Tourbillon 8-Circle Bangle, $1670, openingceremony.us
Blackman Cruz small Venetian Swan chair, hand-carved wood, $11,000, Blackman Cruz, LA, 323-466-8600, blackmancruz.com
Vivienne Westwood Runway- Paris Fashion Show A/W 2011/2012 New to town! Vivienne Westwood, LA, viviennewestwood.com
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arge, it takes two to lie: one to lie and one to listen.” – Homer Simpson A friend of mine, who will remain nameless because she would seriously kill me, found herself in a bit of a mess. She suspected that her boyfriend was interested in another girl. She asked him and he denied it. So she decided it was a good idea to secretly read his journal. Sure enough, she found something in there that confirmed her suspicions and flipped out.
She wanted to confront him and demand to know why he lied to her. But then she would have to admit that she read his journal. Does this sound familiar? I’m sure this isn’t a new situation, but it seems that ever since the boom of social networking, people have re-determined what boundaries are. After all, if you post all of your personal information on Facebook, why would it be such a big deal for someone to snoop a little further? This is just my theory. If you don’t have honesty and trust in your relationship then you are, to put it delicately, absolutely screwed. Okay, that wasn’t putting it delicately at all, but I don’t know how else to say it. You should never, ever snoop through your boyfriend/ girlfriend’s phone, email, or journal. Ever. I mean really, why does this even need to be said? Why would anyone think it’s acceptable to do this? Why would anyone think it’s a good idea? Chances are, you’re going to find something that, it turns out, you didn’t really want to know after all, and then what? If you confront your partner, you’re admitting that you snooped. You are not justified. It doesn’t matter if you found out that your spouse was cheating; that doesn’t excuse anything. You want to know if your partner is cheating? Ask them. If they deny it, and you don’t believe them, you need to calmly
explain why you don’t and stress how important honesty is to you. Because you don’t fight lies with more lies. That isn’t going to lead to a good place. And if they still deny it, and it feels like a lie, and they don’t understand why it’s important to be truthful, then you need to reevaluate your relationship. You don’t want to be consumed by worry, or you’re going to turn into the crazy person who analyzes everything written on their Facebook wall. No one wants to be that person. That person is weak. My friend wound up angrily confronting her boyfriend with what she found, and instead of being furious he confessed (well obviously, it’s so much easier to confess after you’re caught) and begged for her forgiveness. He begged for her forgiveness! What?? Now my friend wonders if she should give him another chance, give their relationship another chance. At this point all they’ve proven is that they’re good at being deceptive and bad at communicating. What do you think they should do? Do you think I’m way off the mark and that her actions were justified? I’d love to get opinions on this one. (And before you accuse me of being a horrible friend, know that I’ve already given her my opinion on this and I got the okay to write about it. Girl knows where I stand.) Email me with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE 2-WORD QUESTIONNAIRE WITH ARTIST DANA LOUISE KIRKPATRICK Your background?
Raised in D.C. by a single mom, moved around a lot, survived a lot, latch-key kid, I guess...attended a private school in D.C. on a full scholarship. Graduated with honors (Leonardo da Vinci Medal) from Georgetown University and left for San Francisco with my dog as soon as was possible. Spent six years in Los Angeles, and drove to New York City May 2010 to chase this... to work impossibly hard...to study at the Art Students League on 57th, where when I can’t afford sessions I sneak in. Jon Bresler, who owns LAFCO/Santa Maria Novella, gifted the elevator bay of his 6th Street Soho warehouse to use as studio space. To date, the most generous gift I have ever received. He handed me the keys to my life and told me to deadbolt the door. y ﬁrst solo sho opened at ultureﬁ on the Lower East Side in September. I’m slated to y to rittany, rance for a six-month solo painting residency November 2011. Still move around a lot; guess it’s ingrained. Why art?
It’s the only time I feel OK. Art saves my life. Art heroes?
Most of them are dead—Picasso, Max Beckmann, Peggy Guggenheim, de Kooning, Matisse, Da Vinci, Pollock, JMB, Warhol, Haring, Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh. The live ones are Grayson Perry, Raymond Pettibon, Banksy, Cy Twombly, Julian
Schnabel, Patti Smith, Chuck Close and Damien Hirst...whose work I used to loathe...but the man is f ’n brilliant…and meticulous. Damien is sort of the evil superhero. Art goals?
To improve. To keep making humbling mistakes. To eventually make something so powerful that someone is changed. New York City gives you two options: get really f ’n good or quit and leave.
Ali Vs. Liston, ‘64
Music, tagging the Lower East Side of New York, East LA, Point Dume in alibu, the top oor at , the Picasso Guitars show MOMA did this year, the scholarship kids at Silverlake Conservatory of Music, California poppies—the neon orange ones that grow along the freeway, Alexander McQueen. Pet peeves?
Cruelty, entitlement, the abuse of power, the total lack of art and music education in public schools, the West Memphis 3, and Gagosian. Favorite dream?
Flying fast and low through NYC. You’re wearing?
Black jeans covered in paint, ripped black t-shirt covered in paint, really old blac at pull on boots covered in paint. A lady got up and moved away from me on the C train this morning. Prized treasure?
Vintage gold abacus pendent engraved in French with ‘how do i love thee let me count the ways.’ It belonged to my grandmother. I never take it off. Dinner plans?
Best dinner is Café Stella in Silverlake...there is secret non-menu’d vegan gnocchi. The owners (Gareth and Christine Kantner) let me trade art for food when I’m in LA. In NYC, dinner is scarce these days.
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GENLUXSHOP THE 2-WORD QUESTIONNAIRE WITH ARTIST MOHAMED HADID Your background?
My art is an expression of my colorful life that is ďŹ lled ith oy, love and laughter, and inspired by my love for design, building, architecture, and my children s smiles. ve been painting since as si , and have passion for all types of art. en oy classical painting mi ed ith the abstract. combine the old and the ne , playful and colorful, and vibrating colors that play into the movements of the arts, music and dance. y paintings hang in ome, aris, ubai, e ico ity, and here in os ngeles. n addition to painting, also sculpt and design home furnishings. Why art?
rt is the ultimate e pression of one s soul you see laughter or anger. here is one thing you need either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by or , love, art, and no ledge. rt for me is a direct e pression of my life.
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o surprise myself. Art heroes?
ove for life. ove for honest people. ove for peace on earth. ove for my smiling ids and friends. Pet peeve?
hour days. Favorite dream?
reaming of ying as an angel and as light as angels don t ta e themselves too seriously. Prized treasure?
y ids. Vacation getaway?
sailing trip on the
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illa lanca ith my friends ulia, isa, en, obert, tar, and oger.
ONEHOPE donates half of profits from the sale of its Pinot Noir to the Childrenâ€™s Hospitals, which treat 17 million children yearly for every disease and injury imaginable.
AmorePacific Time Response Eye Renewal Crème, $260, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
RUSSIAN BEAUTY Born in Northern Russia, Olga Fonda moved to America by herself when she was only 14. Nothing scares her. She’s not only gorgeous, she’s also very smart. Don’t miss her performance in the DreamWorks movie Real Steel, in which she plays Hugh Jackman’s nemesis. How would you describe your personal style?
Mixed. I love the laid-back California beach look, but my Russian roots will always appreciate an opportunity to get dressed up in a classy European vintage ensemble! Christian Louboutin What’s your favorite item in your closet? Bambou pump, $795, I’m a shoe fanatic! I love Christian Louboutin... Christian Louboutin, I also really like the brand Vince. South Coast Plaza, 714-754-9200 What’s always in your purse? y i hone, hand saniti er, more aciﬁc eye cream, uaphor chapstick, and mints. I also like to carry a book, which comes in handy on the days I have a lot of downtime between meetings. What’s your weekend look?
During the day, I like to keep it simple with a BCBG dress or a pair of jeans and a James Perse tank top with sandals. At night, a bold-colored Gucci dress with heels. If you could wear only one designer from head to toe, including accessories, who would it be?
It’s hard to pick just one! I like to mix and match. I love vintage and high fashion, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Valentino and Gucci, to name a few. What’s your favorite low-price secret weapon store?
My friends’ closets! Just kidding! Gucci FW11-12
What’s your earliest fashion memory?
When stone-washed jeans and jackets hit Russia, I was all about it. Ha! What do you sleep in?
I like to sleep in an oversized shirt and boy-cut shorts. It’s comfortable, yet I still feel sexy.
Longines La Grande Classique watch, $1800, Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0000; longines.com
What kind of watch do you wear?
I’ve been wearing an electroplated Longines watch. Who are your favorite fashion photographers?
Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, and Steven Klein. What’s your favorite scent?
Chance by CHANEL. What’s your favorite vacation destination?
CHANEL Chance fragrance, $85, sephora.com
It’s a toss-up between Costa Careyes and Hawaii because of their beautiful beaches. I love traveling and being exposed to new cultures. Do you overpack or underpack?
Underpack, because it always gives me an excuse to go shopping! What are your go-to boutiques in LA?
Barneys, Fred Segal, Intermix, and Kitson. I also like shopping for vintage from Decades.
Herve Leger dress, $2500, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 M.C.L. By Matthew Campbell Laurenza yellow sapphire pavébangle, $2050; M.C.L. By Matthew Campbell Laurenza yellow sapphire pavé bangle, $2395, mcldesign.net Le Vian 14K gold ring with chocolate and white diamonds, $12,495, levian.com
Photographer: DannyCalderon.com; Stylist: Angel Lee / hauteartelier.com; Stylist’s Assistant: Lauren Tayler Guy Makeup and Hair: Brett Freedman / Celestine Agency.com; Location: Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood
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ISABEL DE PEDRO (SHOWN), BEAUTY MARK, BEVERLY FELDMAN, BLACK HALO, BUTTER, CLASS BY ROBERTO CAVALLI
FUZZI, INDIES, NICOLE MILLER, RODIKA ZANIN, TRACY REESE, TRANSIT PAR-SUCH, TWIN SET, VITAMINA, ZELDA
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Royal Asscher Shining Stars ring in white ceramic, 18K yellow gold with 0.5ct floating diamonds, $2490, royalasscher.com
Royal Asscher Shining Stars ring in black ceramic, 18K rose gold with 0.5ct floating diamonds, $2490, royalasscher.com
Royal Asscher Shining Stars pendant in 18K rose gold plating on sterling silver with 1.0ct floating diamonds and black enamel, $2950, royalasscher.com
Lita Asscher, President, Royal Asscher of America
Halston bolero Mongolia jacket, $2995; Halston high-waist wool jersey jumpsuit, $1195, halston.com
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity small handbag made of indigo calf butter and burgundy patent calf, $1495, Christian Louboutin, NY, 212-396-1884, christianlouboutin.com
she debuted her ﬁrst oyal sscher® ollection, hich had elements of both art deco inspired design and fashion for ard modernity. t as an instant success. n ovember , oyal sscher launched a ierra eone focused charity pro ect called tar of frica.Vincehe pro ect aims shimto improve the infrastructure in ierra eone mery by creating metallic funding for education and self sufﬁciency programs. ombining top, $335, the legacy of her parents, ita has made a personal commitment to campaign for vince.com an ethically operating diamond industry, and has a particular interest in the issues affecting omen and girls. What projects are you working on?
e re constantly or ing on ne pro ects concerning engagement rings. t the moment e re e cited to be introducing the hining tars ollec tion made from hite and blac ceramics and arat gold. If you could take only one person on vacation, who would it be? Why?
avid, my boyfriend
he s funny and ama ing.
Where are your favorite places to escape to?
n the inter love to sno board in taly. here are ama ing slopes, the people are onderful, and the food is delicious. ust returned from eli e. love it there in the summer. stayed at the urtle nn, a rancis ord oppola resort. t s paradise on arth from the crystal blue ater to the hite beaches s am ith turtles, shar s and rare ﬁsh What would you pack?
no board gear or bi inis.
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind. y i hone, credit card, and passport. al ays thin as long as have those three, can go any here in the orld and be ﬁne How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? love outﬁts that are chic and fun at the same time. umpsuits
by alston because they transition easily from day to night, and the cuts never loo overdone. also love oland ouret dresses they are classy ith a simple, functional, yet elegant cut. am ust over ﬁve foot ten, so eep my heels fairly reasonable. lus, living in , there s al ays a lot of al ing.
Roland Mouret Dorothea Double wool crepe dress in dove grey, $2471, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com
What handbags? love handbags that have t o colors. beautiful gold and blue hristian ouboutin.
ust bought a
alentino sno boots in the inter and for summer, bring ip ops and a pair of colorful edges.
What shoes do you bring?
Valentino studded patent snow boots, $645, net-a-porter.com
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What’s your favorite item this season?
ur ne rose and yello gold plated hining tars ith the leopard print it goes so ell ith all the ne fashion coming out. nd it eeps me busy in planes can t stop atching the diamonds move.
New arrivals! The lastest collection of chic faux fur styles! Greta Boutique 141 S. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, California 90212 310-247-1006 www.gretaofbeverlyhills.com
CLOSET DESIRES: I GOT THE BLUES!
GENLUXSHOP Gucci wide-brim rabbit fedora, $495, net-a-porter.com
Preen Winter 2011 Collection Photo: Runwayresource.net
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Victoria Beckham 100 silk and wool blend double-crepe dress, $2240, net-a-porter.com
Fendi Anna blue patent leather shoulder bag, $1710 , Fendi at Beverly Center, 310-289-1704 Fendi Crazy Carat blue limited-edition watch, $4200, Fendi at Beverly Center, 310-289-1704
Thakoon Winter 2011 Collection Photo: Runwayresource.net
Smythson lapis cosmetics case, $220, smythson.com
Tod’s Signature Trolley, $3325, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591, tods.com
J Brand 811 mid-rise twill cropped skinny jeans, $175, net-a-porter.com
Costume National dress, $743, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Brian Atwood Maniac suede platform pump, $580, net-a-porter.com Fendi Violet Peekaboo handbag, $3410, Fendi at Beverly Center, 310-289-1704
marlies|dekkers purple beetle underwired balcony bra, $119, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; shopstyle.com
YSL leather dress, $4490, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Michael Kors wool dress, $1995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Babakul Shelley draped tank, $174, Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310458-8100, babakul.com
CLOSET DESIRES: PURPLE RAIN
Jason Wu jacket with lace embroidery, $2245, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 DeVille Fine Jewelry amethyst, peridot and diamonds set in 18K white gold ring, $2400, devillefinejewelry.com (Photo: DeVille)
Jason Wu FW11-12 Photo: Runwayresource.net
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CLOSET DESIRES: BEJEWELED PRINCESS
Bond No. 9 New York The Incandescent Shooting Super Star eau de parfum, $1000, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, bondno9.com Bottle covered with Swarovski fanci-crystals. The oval cap and the keepsake silvertoned presentation box are studded with stones.
Bvlgari Aida stone-grey stain embroidered with pyrite and labradorite stones and gold beads evening pochette, $6750, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216, bvlgari.com
Barbara Bui Winter 2011 Photo: Barbara Bui
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Giorgio Armani Winter 2011 Photo: Giorgio Armani
Ted Baker dress, $420, Ted Baker, LA, 310-550-7855
Jenny Packham Swarovski crystal–embellished tulle robe, $975, net-a-porter.com Tod’s D-Styling Bauletto bag, $8175, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310285-0591, tods.com
Lulu Guinness black studded lips clutch, $710, luluguinness.com
Christian Dior embellished crystals sweater, $2050, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Louis Vuitton python studded minaudière, $6950, louisvuitton.com
GENLUXSHOP Harry Winston Premier Bijou 18K white gold on white satin strap watch with 371 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 2.75 cts, $44,500, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554, harrywinston.com
Hublot Big Bang St. Moritz chronograph movement watch, steel bracelet, case and bezel set with circular diamonds, $79,900, Hublot, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0595
Louis Vuitton Tambour Forever Blue Infini watch, $10,500, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
Audemars Piguet Ladies’ Jules Audemars watch, hand-wound tourbillion, platinum case with bezel set with diamonds, $258,100, Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0000; audemarspiguet.com
Dior VIII Grand Bal Plumetis 38mm Automatic watch with “Dior Inverse” calibre, snow-set bezel, black mother of pearl from Vietnam dial set with diamonds, transparent sapphire crystal case-back, black high-tech ceramic and steel case, black ceramic pyramid-shaped bracelet, $36,500, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700
CHANEL Fine Jewelry J-12 watch, 18K white gold bezel, crown and hands, 34 baguette-cut diamonds (2.5 carats), dial set with 12 baguette-cut diamond indicators (0.4 carat), and brilliant-cut diamond crown (0.15 carat), price upon request, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
Bvlgari High Jewelry Concentrica 18K white gold with diamonds watch on a satin strap, price upon request, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-8589216, bvlgari.com
Dior Christal 38mm Automatic watch with a white mother of pearl dial set with diamonds, bezel set with diamonds, bracelet set with diamonds and light grey sapphire crystals, $276,000, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700
Christian Tsé 48mm watch featuring zultanite and diamonds on an alligator band, $30,000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; christiantse.com
Délices de Cartier 18K white gold with diamonds watch, price upon request, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310275-4272, cartier.com
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TOP TO TOE: MISS AUTUMN
Louis Vuitton Monogram ring, $4400, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, louisvuitton.com
Roger Vivier Miss Viv Perfo antiqued leather handbag, $2395, Roger Vivier, NY, 212-861-5371
Dolce & Gabbana dress, $1295, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Christian Louboutin Figurina pump, $1195, christianlouboutin.com
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TOM FORD CHANEL CHROME HEARTS CHRISTIAN DIOR ROBERTO CAVALLI ALAIN MIKLI OLIVER PEOPLES SALT
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BEAUTY HER SECRET SERVICE Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Face Powder, $42, barneys.com
Sircuit Cosmeceuticals molecular mist, 2oz., $36; 4oz, $72, Green Line Beauty, LA, 323-933-5369
We go behind the scenes to reveal how our creative team achieved Rose McGowan’s cover look! Miss McGowen is a true timeless beauty ith a less s in. he loo as inspired by the chic 70s Halston omen of tudio ianca agger, ina ho , and erry all.
Patrick Tumey Makeup Artist Celestine Agency
prepped using ircuit inceuticals Molecular Mist to hydrate her s in. e t, applied oh en o ua oundation and concealer. dusted her s in off ith oh en o translucent po der.
EYES: used the rish McEvoy brow set to give a ell deﬁned arch. added rdel individual lashes to add e tra length and ﬁnished off the lashes ith mashbo ull posure ascara. used s minerali er highlighter all over her translucent s in to give a glo ing effect.
M·A·C Mineralizer SkinFinish Semi Precious crystal pink, $28, maccosmetics.com
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, $19, smashbox.com
CHEEKS: I went with
duo blush in inger & Blush to give her chee s a sensual armth.
o ﬁnish the beauti ful loo , used ady anger lipstic Oribe Foundation Mist, $22, oribe.com
Kristin Heitkotter Hairstylist Celestine Agency
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, $62, barneys.com
CSL duo blush in Ginger & Blush (sold exclusively by Celestine makeup artists), csl-beauty.com Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer, $54, kohgendo.com Estee Lauder Pure Color liquid eyeliner in black quartz, $21, esteelauder.com Oribe dry texturizing spray, $39, oribe.com
“OUR GENLUX SHOOT WITH ROSE MCGOWAN WAS INSPIRED BY THE 70S JETSETTER STYLE OF BIANCA JAGGER AND MARISA BERENSON—WHETHER DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY AT STUDIO 54 OR TRAVELING TO THE ISLE OF CAPRI. ROSE NATURALLY TRANSPORTED US BACK TO THAT FABULOUS LIFESTYLE. I PREPPED HER BY ROUGH-DRYING FOUNDATION MIST FROM ORIBE INTO HER HAIR. I THEN USED THEIR
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M·A·C Cosmetics lipstick in lady danger, $14.50, maccosmetics.com Essie in Wicked, $8, cvs.com T3 Featherweight Luxe Professional Hair Dryer, $250, Bloomingdale’s, Westfield Century City, 310-772-2100
Tracy Clemens Manicurist OpusBeauty.com
MAXIMISTA. THIS THERMAL-PROTECTIVE BODY-BUILDER HELPS MAKE YOUR HAIR ITS FULLEST. I CURLED HER HAIR WITH A T3 ¾-INCH BARREL IRON, AND LET IT COOL. WHEN I BRUSHED HER OUT ON SET, I USED THE ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY FOR VOLUME AND BODY, AND FOLLOWED IT WITH ORIBE SUPERFINE HAIRSPRAY Oribe superfine —GREAT FOR FLEXIBLE, BRUSHABLE CONTROL.” T3 SinglePass Whirl Styling Wand, $130, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, LA, 310-360-2700
hairspray, $29, oribe.com
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BEAUTY MAKEUP TRENDS
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TRENDING NOW! MAKEUP ARTIST EDWARD BESS How to create that flawless nude look!
Always start your makeup look by applying a moisturizer all over the face and allowing a few minutes for it to set in before applying foundation. I apply foundation with my fingers so I can control how much I’m using for the most natural finish. Concentrate foundation on the center part of your face and bronzer on the outer parts so you look lit from within.
HOW TO PREP YOUR SKIN Tom Pecheux
A great trick I’ve learned along Jouer age-repairthe way is to apply eye makeup ing concealer, before any other makeup. That $24, jouer.com way, if you make a mess you can easily clean up smudges after your eyes are complete. I Edward Bess Black Sea hydration cream, $90, then apply hydrating creme to Neiman Marcus, Beverly plump the skin and allow the Hills, 310-550-5900 makeup to blend right in. It’s the perfect creamy consistency and gives just enough glow to look lit from within. Apply concealer under the eyes to lighten and brighten, then come in with foundation only where you need it. Finish the look with a swipe of bronzer all over and a soft blush on the apples of the cheeks. Edward Bess Black Sea moisturizer, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter, $48, nordstrom
FACE Edward Bess sheer satin foundation, $60, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Don’t leave home without a sheer satin foundation. Apply only where you need it and you’ll look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all.
BOLD LIPS The best lipstick shade is one shade darker than your natural lip color.
CHANEL limited-edition Rouge Allure luminous satin lip color in envivée, $30, chanel.com
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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M A C Cosmetics Lipcreme in SoftSell, $17, maccosmetics.com •
EDWARD’S SUPER SECRET!
The secret to perfect eye makeup is to apply shadow only in the crease where a shadow happens naturally. Keep the lid and under the brow light and bright. This trick works for a soft, everyday look and also for a sultry, smoky eye.
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Midnight Brown no.21, $29, nordstrom
EYES To make the eyes look more open, I apply two coats of mascara to the top lashes only.
Edward Bess Bess-Lash Mascara, $30, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Diorshow Mascara, $24.50, Dior.com
CHEEKS For cheeks I suggest my Island Rose Compact Rouge: It’s the perfect shade for all skin tones to look like you’re blushing naturally. Great applied with a brush for an airbrushed look.
NARS Orgasm Blush, $27, narscosmetics.com
Edward Bess compact rouge, $38, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
FINISH A luminous bronzer seals the deal. Dust on this powder in the shape of an “E” and “B” on your forehead, cheeks and chin to tie your look together.
Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer, $48, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #02, $49, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
THE FIRST BOUTIQUE SPA OPENS AT THE HOTEL BEL-AIR And other precious gems around town—Camille Clark Fabulips Bliss Spa Hollywood Lip Treatment This pucker-perfecting treatment sloughs scaly lips with a gentle peel, gives your kisser a pretty little plump with a firming collagen mask, and busts any fuzz with a quick lip wax. The result? You’ll look ‘pout’ of this world! Book this treatment alone or add it to your facial at booking. Fabulips Treatment, 15 minutes, $35, Bliss Spa, 877-862-5477
Fabulips At-Home Lip Treatment Kit recreates Bliss Spa’s Fabulips treatment: Fabulips Foaming Lip Cleanser, Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub, Fabulips Instant Lip Plumper, and Fabulips Softening Lip Balm, $45, blissworld.com
Bumble and bumble Concen-Straight Pro Treatment and Straight Line is a professional, in-salon, stylist-administered service. Formaldehyde-free. Cysteine-free. Lyefree. The Pro Treatment formula features ConcenStraight technology in its highest concentration and a plant-derived protein. With continued use of the Straight Line, hair stays smooth and manageable for up to 30 shampoos. Available exclusively during October at Bumble and bumble salons; later at Haas & Co, LA, 323-465-4341
IOMA is a new futuristic skincare technology from France debuting exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills with products ranging from $60 to $205. The pioneering project of an inspired visionary, Jean Michel Karam, PhD, IOMA’s MEMs sensor technology diagnoses complexion imperfections and constructs customized regimens for care of the skin. It also measures and quantifies the effectiveness of its protocols. IOMA Sphere, and IOMA Beauty Diagnosis, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 The Organic Pharmacy Natural Enzyme Peel Facial for brighter, healthier, more radiant skin. Designed to transform and re-energize the skin, this power-packed treatment instantly brightens, lightens and tightens. Targets age spots, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone across the face, neck and décolletage. Vitamin C and Papaya Enzyme Peel, 60-minutes, $150, The Organic Pharmacy, Beverly Hills, 310-272-7275
Really? Yes, really, this is the Hotel BelAir’s first-ever boutique spa. Designed by La Prairie.
Sai-Sei, a powerful and highly therapeutic collection of home spa essentials inspired by ancient Japanese bathing rituals, is available exclusively at Space NK. Sai-Sei, (pronounced “sighsay”) meaning ‘rebirth and renewal,’ honors the principles and rituals of the Japanese onsen hot springs whose healing waters are used to cleanse, restore and reinvigorate the mind, body and spirit. Two years in the making, Sai-Sei has been formulated with the finest minerals sourced from the Toyama Onsen in the Japanese Alps. Range: $18.50–$40, spacenk.com
The Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie has created an exclusive and extraordinary experience: the $1000 White Caviar Illuminating Facial. This overthe-top facial includes 90 minutes of blissful pampering and a full set of White Illuminating Système (collection is valued at $1150) to continue your white-hot winter skin regimen on your own. The White Caviar Illuminating Facial is recommended seasonally and features the Cellular Three-Minute Peel, hand and foot treatment, unique Caviar Intensive Eye
Treatment and, of course, the White Caviar trifecta, which is formulated with Golden Caviar to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion—free of future age spots and pigmentation patches. La Prairie, the prestige Swiss beauty company that has been in the forefront of the anti-aging revolution for the past half century, is proud to be Hotel Bel-Air’s first-ever boutique spa. Designed to exude serenity with touches of elegance and glamour, the spa showcases La Prairie’s unique Cellular Facials, European, Asian and therapeutic massages, innovative body treatments, and impeccable and extraordinary service.
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BEAUTY HAIR DO’S
TRENDING NOW! TOP HAIRSTYLISTS ROBERT STEINKEN OF CLOUTIER REMIX AGENCY + SEAN JAMES OF FRED SEGAL SALON AND OPUS BEAUTY. TURN UP THE VOLUME! MY MUST-HAVE MANE MAKERS! ANYONE CAN ACHIEVE BIG, My favorite stylBumble and SEXY HAIR WITH A FEW bumble (really) ing products I thickening serum, use to create SIMPLE TIPS!—R. STEINKEN Bumble Bumble and bumble
Brilliantine, $21, TIP ONE: Try using pro products that build in body, bumbleandbounce and volume from the roots of your hair to bumble.com help your hair appear to defy gravity and give it more oomph. Root volumizers give your hair long-lasting lift. TIP TWO: Hair-thickening products create body and volume without weighing it down. How? Apply from the roots through to the ends. Blow-dry hair with a large- to mediumsize round brush. Take the hair in sections, holding it in an upward direction from the root while blow-drying that section. Once it’s dry, keep it wrapped around the brush and allow it to cool before releasing it. This cooling helps lock in lift and movement for a thicker, more luxurious appearance. TIP THREE: For added voluminous glam, pop in a few large rollers to the top, crown, and side areas of your head. Leave in a few minutes, and then brush it out.
MY FAVORITE VOLUMIZING MOMENT Anytime I get to create a head of luscious, voluminous hair is a great day! One of my fave moments was when I created a cascading, bouncing mane of hair for Sandra Bullock for the Oscars®. She appeared on stage looking radiant and stunning with her hair softly pulled up in the front and back off her face with smooth waves of voluminous hair cascading down her back and framing the sides of her face. When she moved, her hair moved, and took on a life of its own. The following day, it was all the sensation. Even Howard Stern said, “Wow, did you see Sandra Bullock last night? And did you see her hair?”
Free Your Mane restorative hair oil, $25, freeyourmane.com Solano 3300 Xtralite, $159, ulta.com
The Perfect Cut with Sean James of Fred Segal Salon and Opus Beauty What’s the right haircut? First of all, I take into consideration the shape and size of the face and look at what I’m dealing with— for example, cowlicks, texture and body. I look at the hairline to see what shape it can support (face shape, hair type, etc.).
Favorite styling products? For fine hair: Phyto Volume sprayed on towel-dried hair at the roots, or Volumista by Oribe applied the same way. Also for fine hair, Rene Furterer’s Dry Shampoo—it’s really perfect for any hair type.
For thick hair: I like the Kerastase Oleo Relax Slim. It creates a more manageable hair texture. Most important are the tools you use to dry and style your hair: A good medium-size Spornette brush is essential; the Super Solano Moda 3300 blow-dryer with ceramic technology is a must for a fast-drying, no-damage blow-dry; and if you need a flat iron, the Solano brand is the best and most reliable.
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those amazingly big hairstyles in the Genlux fashion editorials are Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray, Styling Creme, and Styling Lotion. To finish off your hairstyle and give it incredible shine and luster, use Bumble and bumble Brilliantine, and Bumble and bumble Shine Finishing Spray.
Spornette Hypnotique, $23, spornette.com
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry shampoo, $18, reneefurterer.com
and bumble Shine On (and on) finishing spray, $27, bumbleandbumble. com
Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe bio advanced restorative treatment, $22.95, Modern Beauty, West Hollywood, 310-550-8666
Spornette Italian Rounder, $34, spornette.com
Kerastase Oleo Relax Slim Crème, $38, kerastase-usa.com
Most inspiring cut? The most inspiring haircut of all time would be a cross between any of the Vidal Sassoon looks, but most of all the short crop he did on Mia Farrow, which has been my inspiration for Jamie Lee Curtis’s hair for the past 17 years, as well as the classic bob that I did on Jaime Pressly, which will never lose its cool in my book.
Oribe Volumista, $29, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310276-4400
TRENDING NOW! TOP EXTENSION STYLIST NORMA BOUZA / CRISTOPHE SALON, BEVERLY HILLS Ready for hair extensions? Norma gives us the 411! THE 2-WORD QUESTIONNAIRE WITH HAIR STYLIST NORMA BOUZA Why hair? I’ve always loved doing hair since I was little. I moved to LA and started working on Rodeo Drive at the José Eber Salon. Your training? I observed and assisted in doing hair extensions for two years, and when it came time to get certiﬁed, the trainer came to the salon and did a one-on-one course with me. I took over the extension clientele and stayed there for about ﬁve years.
Custom extensions, coloring and getting extensions done fast! I have mastered the art of giving my clients the best in color matching—making the extensions undetectable. Clients won’t sit in my chair for eight hours, so my other specialty is ﬁnishing up a full head in about two hours!
Of course every client is different, but my hair extensions typically last from two to six months.
On-location and house calls are essential for my clientele. From busy house moms to busy businesswomen, there’s not always time to make it into the salon. Also, celebrity clients often require privacy.
I have a very private and discreet room with two stations at the beautiful Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills.
What’s next? When a client comes in for a complimentary consultation, we discuss why they want extensions, how they work, and what maintenance is involved. Then we move on to matching the hair color and how to care for their extensions at home. I place the order for the extensions, which often arrive within a day or two. Then the client comes in for an amazing transformation!
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Contact info? Cristophe Salon, 348 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-274-0851
They’re endless! You can sprinkle lighter pieces around the head to eliminate highlighting, grow out a bad haircut, and add fullness and length.
Photo: Courtney Beckett
THE PROOF IS IN THE DO’ING!
Hair Today: Why wait? Hair extensions can be added today and are undetectable.
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VIVA MÉXICO! SAMIA ARSLANE heads south of the border.
y mother visits me twice a year from Europe—in the spring and in the fall. This time she wanted to get away from LA for a few days, but didn’t want to go too far. Only a couple hours’ flight, Cabo San Lucas seemed like the perfect place to escape to. This was my first time in Cabo, and it was also the first time my mother and I took a vacation alone, just the two of us. We stayed at the Auberge Esperanza Resort, part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection. I was expecting a beautiful resort, and nothing more. Well, this little trip was an enchantment. Esperanza is by far one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to. Spread across seventeen lushly landscaped acres overlooking two secluded coves on the Sea of Cortez, the resort offers earthy elegance with its collection of warm-hued casitas, winding stone pathways, waterfront pools, accommodations and restaurants, all with spectacular 180-degree vistas of sky and sea. I had the most exquisite time ever. We had a two-bedroom suite, so spacious and bright, with a humongous balcony with a Jacuzzi, lounge chairs, and a dining table that could accommodate eight people. And it seemed like we had our own private beach. The hotel is so well designed that you really feel like the place is yours. Even when the hotel is full, you never run into people. Every morning, we had breakfast on the terrace, overlooking the ocean, our eyes fixed on the horizon in search of whales and dolphins which, sadly, we never saw.
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I’ve been contemplating taking culinary classes for a few weeks now. Had I had this sudden passion for cooking while I was there, I would have joined Chef Gonzalo Cerda for a few refined grilling classes, using fresh herbs and freshly caught fish to prepare traditional Mexican meals. The food was exceptional—the most refreshing and tasteful dishes I’d had in a long time. My mother’s guilty pleasure was eating ceviche every day for lunch along with guacamole and chips, delicious salads and juices made from fresh fruits. If your palate fancies some dish not listed on the menu, the amazing Chef Cerda will make it for you. It’s as simple as that! My mother was craving (for a long time) a chili con carne. If I didn’t know her, I would have sworn she was pregnant. It was hot and humid, about 100 outside, but that didn’t stop her from asking for it. When they brought it out and she had her first bite, she gave a sigh of bliss. Every week, the resort organizes an authentic Mexican fiesta on the oceanfront patio, highlighting foods from various regions of Mexico, with live music and a dazzling fireworks display. An outdoor marketplace is also available, featuring souvenirs, jewelry and other crafts by local vendors. Of course, we bought a few things. My mother is already organizing our next trip there, but this time we’re bringing the whole family. And maybe we can all take cooking classes, if that’s still something I’m interested in a few months from now. Stay tuned.
HOME, SUITE HOME STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER finds a heavenly residence right here in California.
Inside Out: Come relax in the quiet natural surroundings of your outdoor living space.
ecently we photographed one of our fashion features (Genlux, Fall 2010) on the 157 lush, wooded acres of the Calistoga Ranch in Napa. The ranch is partly resort and partly residences. Between takes, in calm, restful, quiet surroundings, we saw deer traipsing through the 100year- old trees and bright green moss delicately draped over immense boulders. Nestled in all of this glorious nature are 23 beautifully designed architectural dwellings. Each of these 2500-square-foot eco-friendly structures is a private home—a part of the Calistoga Ranch Residences. We jumped aboard the convenient golf carts that shuttle guests throughout the vast property and found ourselves at the private Lakehouse restaurant that overlooks (what else?) the property’s private Lake Lommel. Fronting this lake is a beautiful expanse of lawn—perfect for a romantic afternoon picnic. We photographed our fashion model in many other locations around the property including the swimming pool, bucolic hiking trails, in the wine cave, and spring-fed bathhouse. Lovers of Napa Valley and the Wine Country (and who isn’t?) might want to consider ownership at the Calistoga Ranch Residences, now offered through Napa Valley’s most exclusive private residence club. Let’s say, for example, that on Thursday, you decide to jet up to Napa on Friday for the week. You call the ranch and request that your fireplaces be ready, that your fridge be stocked, and that your list of selected meals be catered and
Simply Vinederful: The Calistoga Ranch Residences Vitner Member Program is made for wine lovers.
delivered on the nights of your stay. You might also ask that your individual stock of fine cabernets and Champagne be brought up from the wine cave, and, oh what the heck, chill the Champagne and have it ready for pouring the moment you step in your front door. All this service is brought to you by Auberge—those renowned purveyors of fine luxury resorts. The Ranch also offers their Vintner Member Program. It provides owners unique access to the storied winemaking lifestyle of the Napa Valley and an exclusive insider relationship with the families and iconic wineries in this world-renowned area. This group of handpicked Vintner Members includes some of the larger, more recognizable wineries in the country, as well as small, award-winning artisan winemakers. Vintner Members include Far Niente Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, Quintessa, Silver Oak Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Nils and Kirk Venge, the highly respected winemakers behind Calistoga Ranch’s private label. The celebrated and diverse Vintner Members provides owners with a wide range of unique, entertaining and educational experiences. In addition to private tastings and dinners at Calistoga Ranch throughout the year, Vintner Members host new-release celebrations, harvest festivals, and pairing classes that are exclusive to owners. Owning a piece of this heavenly place starts at only $475,000 on a fractional basis. At its essence, Calistoga Ranch provides its owners with a spectacular home in Napa Valley without any of the hassles normally associated with a vacation property. For more information about The Residences at Calistoga Ranch, visit calistogaranchliving.com or call 800-411-1003.
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Go Take a Bike: Wine Country Bike Rentals offers nice choices.
Toasting Life: The writer takes pause at Auberge du Soleil. Morning Fare: Model Bakery for early treats.
Melting Cares: The Auberge du Soleil is a serene world of its own. 707-963-1211, aubergedusoleil.com
Over a Barrel: Don’t miss your appointment to hear (and taste) Opus One Winery’s story.
A tale of two cities: JEFF LIPSMAN discovers beauty in both Napa and its quieter cousin to the west, Sonoma.
apa Valley is a magical place to visit. The bucolic valley, with acres of vines, rolling green hills and pastoral bliss, hasn’t gone unnoticed. After Disneyland, Napa Valley attracts the most visitors in California about ﬁve million each year, with most visiting in the summer months and during harvest in the fall.
You can avoid the crowds by visiting at other times, or by planning ahead. For the best restaurants and wineries you’ll want to make reservations well in advance. While reservations are always a must, there is a third route for those seeking privacy and calm in the wine country. For my most recent trip I stayed at Auberge du Soleil, a small private village of a hotel in the Rutherford hills overlooking Napa Valley. Have you ever stepped into a hotel lobby and felt your cares drop away? The Auberge is a serene world all its own. The check-in process started with a glass of light white wine and a walking tour of the soothing grounds, the pool, spa, and sculpture gardens. When our meander set us at the door of our ‘maison,’ we found all our bags neatly stowed, and a charcuterie platter waiting. I don’t remember what we had planned for the rest of the day. (Auberge has the mysterious power to make your other
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plans go away.) We opened the rather good welcoming bottle of Rutherfordsourced Cabernet, found a nice spot on our private terrace, smiled at our good fortune, and touched glasses. If you decide to stay at the Auberge du Soleil, plan on spending an entire day doing nothing but decompressing on the grounds. There are few things more indulgent, and the concierge is thoroughly obliging. Another good choice is the Bardessono in Yountville. Like the Auberge, they also feature a full spa experience, but the Bardessono is located right in the heart of Yountville—the gastronomic epicenter of Napa Valley. There is no need for a designated driver to dine at the French Laundry, REDD, Bouchon, étoile, Ad Hoc, or Bottega—they’re all within easy walking distance of the hotel. (You’ll catch the free Yountville Trolley for étoile.) With so many wineries to visit, your day can get a little hectic. Keep in mind that Napa isn’t all about wineries. The valley itself is a jewel. Bike rides, ballooning, walking tours of St. Helena and Calistoga, and picnics are fun too. You’ll have an easier time, and experience more of the valley, if you plan one major excursion per day. With that, here are our suggestions for the perfect 24 hours in Napa Valley. 8:30 a.m. Walk to breakfast. If you’re in Yountville, walk to Bouchon Bakery for pastries and coffee. If in St. Helena, amble over to Model Bakery for the same. Staying at Auberge du Soleil? There’s no
question: Have breakfast on your private terrace overlooking the valley below, all the while glowing in warm, if fleeting, self-satisfaction. You are experiencing the pinnacle of luxury. 10:00 a.m. Here’s a perfect way to start the day: Meet your appointment at Schramsberg Winery (707-942-4558) to tour their Champagne caves and sample their wonderful bubbly. Schramsberg is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley. Their story is fascinating, as is the process of making sparkling wine. Their Blanc de Noir and late disgorged sparklers are the match of any French Champagne. Tours ($45) are by reservation only and start at 10 a.m. An alternate winery tour for Cabernet lovers is Spottswoode (707-963-0134). Spottswoode is one of my top 10 Cabernets. Their tours are only on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and cost $25. Noon. Time for some retail therapy. Head over to St. Helena to taste olive oils, ogle the pastries at Model Bakery, and window shop in the cute threeblock-long town before having lunch. Stop in at Olivier (1375 Main Street) and taste olive oils from the great copper urns. Arbequina was my favorite and is now our household oil. The Model Bakery (1357 Main Street) is just a few doors down. Stop in for a pick-me-up, but save room for lunch. Explore the fun stores in the Mayberry-esque shopping district. 1:00 p.m. There is no end to the good choices for lunch in the valley. Mustard’s is a favorite among winemakers, and just a few miles south of St. Helena. Brix offers Napa’s upscale versions of hamburgers, salads, crêpes, and ultra-thincrust pizzas, and is just a hundred yards further south. And then there are Michelin-starred restaurants—but they are better savored for dinner. Since you have to make your appointment at Opus One, walk around the block to Cindy’s
Taste test: The writer drops by Lambert Bridge Vineyard tasting room.
Backstreet Kitchen (1327 Railroad Ave., 707-963-1200). Cindy Pawlcyn is the gastronomic force behind both Mustard’s and the Backstreet Kitchen. Backstreet offers a California take on good home cooking including salads, fish, hamburgers, and fresh pies. Another option, for another day, is the remarkable Dean & Deluca Market in St. Helena (607 South St. Helena Hwy) where you can put together an extraordinary picnic lunch. Take it to the beautiful V. Sattui Winery just down the road and enjoy it al fresco with, perhaps, another tasting and tour. V. Sattui is just south of Dean & Deluca on Highway 29 at 1111 White Lane. 2:30 p.m. Opus One is one of the most sought-after California Cabernets, and reservations are a must. The tour ($50, 800-2926787) is limited to 12 guests and takes you through the cellars and vats of the winery, ending with an intimate tasting of the current vintage. Allow 90 minutes. 5:30 p.m. Time for the spa. If you’re staying at Auberge du Soleil or Bardessono you can take the baths at your hotel. Otherwise, ask your concierge for a recommendation. If you’re like me, you’ll specify that you want a spa with a sauna or a mineral bath and a shower. Auberge takes only guests at the hotel, but Bardessono takes drop-ins. 7:00 p.m. Take a quick nap and relish the warm glow from your massage. 8:30 p.m. Dinner! So many restaurants to choose from. Redd (6480 Washington St., 707-9442222) in Yountville is Californiamodern cuisine in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. If the weather is nice, ask to sit on the patio. The French Laundry (6640 Washington St., 707-944-2380), also in Yountville, is world-famous and has three Michelin stars. The most romantic may be the Michelinstarred restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, with terrace views of the valley. (Breathtaking sunset view.) Equally romantic is the Michelinstarred étoile (1 California Drive, 707-944-8844), in Yountville. It is owned by the Champagne house Domaine Chandon and located at the winery.
ust west of Napa Valley, Sonoma is a quieter land. There is no mileslong line of cars down Highway 29 in the summer. Most of the wineries are walk-in or bike-in–friendly. And biking is something I’d try in Sonoma but never in Napa. rafﬁc in Napa can be swift and thick on the narrow and curvy roads. We found Sonoma’s idyllic backcountry nearly deserted. Our base camp, the little town of Healdsburg, is much like St. Helena in Napa, but more serene with a shaded town square in the center. We checked into the Les Mars Hotel (27 North Street, 707433-4211) just off the main drag. It is a very European elais Chateaux that at ﬁrst seems slightly out of place in California’s backwoods wine country—until you allow the warm furnishings and fourposter beds to envelop you. ur room had a ﬁreplace and a luxurious bathroom with a spa tub for two. The staff was warm and accommodating as well, offering bottles of water whenever we left and a glass of wine whenever we returned. We chose bikes for our wine country tour. After breakfast on the square we walked to Wine Country Bikes (61 Front Street, 707-473-0610) for a ﬁtting, helmets, and directions. A nice plus is that Wine Country Bikes will retrieve your rentals at Les Mars if you arrange it in advance. They sent us out to West Dry Creek Road, an unhurried lane of sycamores, oaks, California buckeyes, blackberry bushes and dappled sunlight. This is a rustic and easy ride beside the vineyards that includes some gentle slopes. We liked it because auto trafﬁc uses a parallel road, leaving West Dry Creek empty except for the occasional vineyard tractor. The route took us past Lambert Bridge Vineyards (4085 West Dry Creek Road, 800-975-0555) where we stopped for our ﬁrst taste.
The winery is set among beautiful butterﬂy gardens with shaded picnic tables. Since we were riding bikes we kept the tasting to a minimum and headed to the Dry Creek General Store (3495 Dry Creek Road, 707433-4171), just across Lambert Bridge and past several more tasting rooms. We bought pâté, sandwiches, chips, and drinks and brought them back to the butterﬂy gardens for a picnic before heading back to our hotel and a massage. If you choose to ride, keep in mind that it can be hot midday. Get an early start, bring plenty of water, and taste wine with discretion. Our round trip took 3½ hours and covered about 14 miles. There’s nothing like a massage after a bike ride. Healdsburg has several day spas, but try the full-service spa at the Hotel Healdsburg (327 Healdsburg Ave., 707-4334747). You can relax by the hotel’s pool afterwards. For a casual dinner our ﬁrst night we chose Barndiva (231 Center Street, 707-4310100). My dinner companion squealed with delight when our waitress delivered the “Artisan” plate. It had every charcuterie goodie imaginable along with a crunchy, crusty country sourdough bread. The fried chicken was paired with frisée and lardon, crisp potatoes and a fried egg. Barndiva serves hearty bistro fare in a relaxed atmosphere that marries perfectly with Sonoma’s local wines. The next evening we dined at the Michelin two-starred Cyrus (29 North Street, 707433-3311), in the same building as Hotel Le Mars. As Michelin-starred restaurants go, I would rather dine at a restaurant with two stars rising than any other restaurant in the world. Cyrus’s star is rising;
European Charm: The warmth of the Les Mars Hotel’s 17th Century antiques, four-poster beds, and fireplaces matches its hospitality.
they should have three very soon. Next to La Pergola in Rome, this may have been the ﬁnest meal I’ve ever enjoyed. We were served nine courses, fourteen dishes in all, from caviar to mignardises, each paired perfectly with wine selected by sommelier Christopher John. We were most impressed with Christopher’s wine selections. They were neither exotic nor iconoclastic, which is unfortunately where many less talented sommeliers go to impress. Instead they were perfect, classic matches for each of chef/owner Douglas Keane’s marvelous dishes. Cyrus alone is a reason to visit Healdsburg. So many things make for a memorable trip: the companion you travel with, the sun in the sky, the wine in your glass. It all comes together in Sonoma.
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Photo Jerome DuChange
PAMPERED+POLISHED With the recent multimillion-dollar renovation of the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel Spa, TRACY O’CONNOR finds that maybe money can buy happiness.
here’s an expression running rampant in LA. Perhaps it’s even made its way to the Midwest. That phrase is crazy-busy—or crazybusy—if there’s such a thing as a compound adjective. It’s used with careless abandon, the way teenagers overuse ‘like’ and surfers mumble ‘dude.’ But sometimes that’s exactly how we feel. My solution? Visit the Spa at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel with a companion. I chose my mom. Now that the luxe Nail Bar, age-defying Natura Bissé facial treatments, and organic Kahina body services have just launched, there’s not a rival within radius! Thanks to Spa guru and director Daisy Tepper, this earthly trinity should be on every Angeleno’s to-do list. A multimillion-dollar renovation established this spa as one of the most opulent in the country, and it’s home to a steam-lover’s paradise: The Aromatherapy Crystal Steam Room, Ice Fountain and Experience Shower, a.k.a. a little slice of heaven, this hot and steamy cosmic wonderland will have you catatonic and embryonic (in a good way) in moments. My mom and I started our daycation with Cobb salads poolside, a few steps from the Spa. I opted to be polished to perfection in the new Nail Bar, and she sauntered off to her facial. I selected a ruby-red-slipper shade for my toes, à la Dorothy, and a ballet-slipper shade of shellac for my fingers, and sunk into the custom-built pedi-lounger.
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Plushest on the planet. The mani/pedi chairs at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel Spa.
Mom finished her facial and joined me for a glass of bubbly while my red delicious polish dried. She waxed poetic about the skill of her facialist, Gillian, and the beauty of the space as I made a note to self: Whether solo, or for afternoon pampering with friends, the new Salon is truly special. It’s light and bright, with an indoor/outdoor terrace, choice of complimentary libations/valet parking, and a finger-friendly menu of small bites. There’s a private entrance for high-profile guests and brand new/clean/pristine tools for the OCD. The lineup of colors, by CHANEL and the chem-free line Butter, puts it at the top of my list. And it’s hands-down the ideal place for a glamorous take-over with friends; it will shelter up to ten. All the perks make it a justifiable indulgence. The ‘No-tox Lift’ was Mom’s “best facial experience ever”— and she looked five years younger. Strategic massage and acupressure flushed toxins, while a seven-minute peel and scalp treatment awakened the face. Microcurrent therapy oxygenated skin cells and energized muscles, lifting the brow and cheeks into a youthful position. Finally, a micronized algae mask soaked the skin in essential nutrients and left her with an unearthly incandescence. I’ve never seen skin look pearlescent, but hers did. Glowy and polished, mother and daughter emerged personifying a new compound adjective: Crazycalm. Or Crazymellow. Hmm. Maybe just relaxed, rejuvenated and really grateful. The Spa at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 310-2755200, fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire/spa
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Solange Azagury-Partridge has one rule for creating her wildly cool, sensual and alternative ﬁne-art pieces: surpass any expectation of how precious stones and metals should be combined. With iconoclastic ﬂair, her jewelry designs have been celebrated by fashion fanatics and art critics alike, attracting an eclectic client base of rockers, artists and celebrities. Solange opened her ﬁrst shop in 1995 in the heart of Westbourne Grove, London. Here she began her internationally acclaimed themed collections which include Kinetic, ﬁne jewelry constructed with movable parts; Delicate, featuring childlike patterns with black diamonds and stones; and Platonic, informed by “the truth and beauty of mathematical forms found in nature.” Following her 2003 nomination for the Design Museum’s prestigious Designer of the Year Award, her work became a permanent ﬁxture in the coveted jewelry gallery of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs du Louvre. Solange was then named creative director of the luxury brand Boucheron. Although her three-year tenure was brief, she clearly made a lasting impact—her hire was publicized as one of Tom Ford’s “smartest moves,” and, as The Independent reﬂects, “It is Azagury-Partridge’s expression of passion that catapulted Boucheron back into the limelight, adding a little more sparkle to Gucci group’s crown.” She continued her reign of eye-catching collections, and in 2008 her designs became a permanent exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Sebastian Barquet in New York. For someone with such an esteemed career, Solange enjoys the beauty of everyday life and travel, ﬁnding solace in the street vendors of Venice Beach or at the Chateau Marmont.—By Courtney Fortune ON AND OFF THE PLANE:
What’s in your carry-on? Hairbrush and toothbrush. What’s your packing essential for LA? Sunglasses. How do you make your hotel feel more like home? Get my music on.
What do you wish LA had more of that you have in London? London has some of the ﬁnest parks in the world—beautiful for walking. What do you wish London had that LA has? Sunshine all year.
Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning. How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? Quick hairbrush, toothbrush, and a spritz of one of my perfumes—Cosmic or Stoned —and I’m ready for anything. Solange Azagury-Partridge Stoned fragrance, $285, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4500
Solange AzaguryPartridge blackened white gold and diamonds Mirror Box ring, $24,800, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4500
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Stay in LA? The Beverly Hills Hotel or the Chateau Marmont—depending on how much partying I can handle. Have drinks? The Soho House FAVORITES:
Shops: Jimmy Choo, Herve Leger, Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Barneys, Neiman Marcus Restaurant: Chateau Marmont Museum: Ray and Charles Eames’ house— I feel like they might walk in at any time. Beaches: Venice—love the street sellers. Neighborhood: Santa Monica Times of year: Autumn and spring
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Solange Azagury-Partridge Mercury tiara, $76,000, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4500
Solange Azagury-Partridge Pope’s Ring in18K yellow gold, $24,800, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4500