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ON OUR COVER: Alexandra Park, star on E!’s The Royals wearing a Lanvin dress and Charlotte D. Harrington diamond earrings.
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We visit sun-drenched Newport Beach for the latest spring looks SPRING FOR STRIPES Zebra envy? Stripes are everywhere this season! INSTANT REPLAY Who cares if you can’t play sports—you can look the part THE GETAWAY The Royals stars Alexandra Park and Tom Austen are on the run LET ME SEA Need some ‘me’ time? Just slip away to the Bahamas HAVANA STYLE Our Cuban-inspired fashion story is filled with bright colors COOL GIRL CHIC How do Genlux girls wear it this season? Here’s how.
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Zac Posen gown, $9900, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Anne Sisteron chain ring, $3670, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780, annesisteron.com Jacob & Co ring, jacobandco.com
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GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK
Amanda Eliasch: Our British fashion editor loves LA The Best- and Worst- Rated Charities in California Shop for a Cause: When giving back pays dividends BritWeek Highlights: Celebrating its10th year Designer Notes: David Meister’s fashion advice for spring Laura Dunn: Can’t live without... Closet Desires: Off the Shoulder; Stripes; Color; and Flow Book Smarts: DIOR, Assouline’s latest masterpiece Interior Motives: Sherryl White finds works of art Out-of-Towner: Interview with designer Adrian Runhof
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Best of Beauty: Cecilia’s hot list of spring beauty products
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Getaway: We explore Sedona’s Enchantment Resort
Beauty Editor’s Picks: Beau Dunn’s favorites Beauty Profile: Hair color guru Tracey Cunningham Tippi’ng Point: How Tippi Hedren changed the mani biz Beauty Profile: Dr. David Freys, The Smile Doctor Fashion Profile: Interview with fashion designer Guo Pei
Getaway: La Costa, for the family that plays together Getaway: Exploring California’s charming Carmel Valley Getaway: Traditional elegance at San Francisco’s Fairmont Getaway: Tracy O’Connor chases unicorns in Scotland Getaway: New York state of mind at the Carlyle Hotel
Samia’s Picks: Our editor-in-chief’s favorites
Fashion + Beauty
Editor’s Note: A message from Samia Arslane
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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Fashion Director: Laura Dunn Style and Fashion Director: Chriselle Lim Beauty Editor: Beau Dunn Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Home Design Editor: Sherryl White Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Events Director: Caryn Hassard Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Contributing Editors: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Christine Chiu, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, David Meister, Tracy O’Connor, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Yoshi Ohara, Nicholas Routzen, Shelli Wright
K. Banasik dress designed by Sunni Spencer, $2495, sunnispencer.com
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Spring Issue ©2016 by GENLUX Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from GENLUX Magazine. To advertise: Cecilia@genlux.com or 310-275-5700 Photograph by Andrew Matusik See the full fashion story on page 64
GENLUX SAMIA ARSLANE EDITOR IN CHIEF
A few weeks ago, I attended a discussion with Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. The subject was ‘Awakening to Higher Consciousness.’ One thing they said has remained with me: “You are the universe looking at yourself.” Since then, I’ve started a daily meditation and I’ve witnessed a shift in myself… and I’m just beginning this journey. I feel like I have more focus, and I’m trying to be more ‘present.’ Enjoying the present moment makes sense because the reality is, this is all we have: the now! Now shall we jump into the content of this beautiful issue? Over the past months some of our editors have been visiting some interesting places. Some spiritual, others legendary, but all are charming and beautiful. Like Tracy O’Connor’s journey to Scotland, one of the most mythical places on Earth. One of our writers visited the idyllic Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley. Other standout properties we covered are the timeless Carlyle Hotel in New York, the elegant Fairmont in San Francisco, and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, which I fell in love with—truly a place
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to connect with nature, body, mind and spirit. Please make it a point to go and explore the naturally occurring energy vortexes that exist there. It’s spring in LA! Time to don thin layers of clothing, open-toe shoes, sunglasses, bathing suits (well, at the beach preferably), and sunscreen (really important—you gotta protect that beautiful skin). As for fashion, I usually have one or two favorite trends each season, though this time I have four: stripes are making a strong comeback, long dresses that gently move with each step you take, showing off your shoulders, and colorful accessories. When shopping for clothes, here are the basic criteria I always follow to make sure the outfit is working: it has to be comfortable, it has to be flattering, and it has to suit your everyday life. But then there should also be that one time, or two, when you get out of your comfort zone and wear something out of character—and own it. Fabuleux! Bisous à tous!
GENLUX GADABOUTS: VISIONARY WOMEN. THE STORIES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD: MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA AND ABROAD PHOTOS BY RACHEL MURRAY/GETTY
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Visionary Women, a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to harnessing women’s leadership, kicked oﬀ the 2016 salon series with “The Stories You Haven’t Heard: Modern Day Slavery in America and Abroad,” sponsored by VHERNIER. “Visionary Women salons are designed to shed light on important issues in our world by inviting today’s most accomplished and inspired speakers to engage in dynamic, insightful discussions,” said Angella Nazarian, best-selling author and founder of Visionary Women. “Sex traﬃcking and slavery in the U.S. and abroad is an unfortunate reality of the modern world, and one that this panel will illuminate in an eﬀort to end it.” TV host Thea Andrews moderated the panel discussion featuring Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Ruchira Gupta, and Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, one of TIME magazine’s 2014 most inﬂuential people in the world. “When we learned about Visionary Women and the forum they were creating for women in leadership to connect and inspire change, we were eager to get involved,” said Cristiana Viganò, Head of Communication and PR at VHERNIER. “We support causes we believe in, and are honored to partner with Visionary Women to help host this meaningful salon on the topic of modern-day human slavery.” Visionary Women salons are held two to four times a year. For more information on Visionary Women and the salons, visit visionarywomen.com.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: CHARLOTTE D. HARRINGTON, THRONE ON RODEO AND BEVERLY JOHNSON HOST THE GENLUX ISSUE RELEASE PARTY AT THE RODEO COLLECTION
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In celebration of our GENLUX issue release, cover girl Beverly Johnson, along with luxury brands Charlotte D. Harrington and Throne On Rodeo, hosted a special evening under the stars at the Rodeo Collection. The event featured a book signing of Beverly’s New York Times best-selling book The Face That Changed it All. Guests enjoyed a photographic exhibition by Robert Steinken while tasting tray-passed hors d’oeuvres served by the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive. Special thanks to Paul Palacios at Hint Water and Tiﬀany Ortega with Monster Energy and Hansen’s Natural. Guests enjoyed the brilliant sounds of Who’s That DJ.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: LAURA DUNN AND GENLUX TEAM UP TO WELCOME GLAMSQUAD WITH A GLAM EVENT AT LAURA’S STUNNING BEVERLY HILLS HOME PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES
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GENLUX, Lauradunn.com and GLAMSQUAD hosted a Glam Evening in the Beverly Hills home of Laura Dunn to celebrate Laura’s ambassadorship to Glamsquad. A sweet candy and dessert bar was the center of the event, while passion-fruit margaritas and Veuve Clicquot ﬂowed through the evening. Glamsquad hair and makeup teams were on hand to glam up all the ladies, and once the ladies’ lips were done, GENLUX hosted a lip reader to read each of their lip prints and foretell their very bright futures.
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Enjoy my picks and let me know what you think! –Samia Arslane email@example.com / Instagram: @samazia / Twitter: @SamiaArslane
Kilian Home Bakhara metal and ceramic incense ball on a lacquered wood base for burning scented oud chips, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
L*SPACE by Cocobelle snake wrap sandal, $119, LSCAPE.com
CHANEL brown turtle-
shaped plexiglass clutch, $9000, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
Altuzarra SS16, NET-A -
BVLGARI sunglasses by Bulgari. Karug skin in berry tourmaline set in black acetate frame/pink gradient lenses, $440, BVLGARI, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216
B.zero1 ring by Bulgari. pink, white and yellow gold B.zero1 ring, $2200, BVLGARI, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 CHANEL golden metal multirow necklace, $6300, CHANEL,
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Cushnie Et Ochs denim jumpsuit, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Longchamp backpack, us.longchamp.com CHANEL hairclip, chanel.com Melody Ehsani earrings and ring, melodyehsani.com
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Genlux heads to Newport Beach’s Balboa Inn—a few racks of chic fashion in tow—to showcase spring’s fresh new looks Photography: Yoshi Ohara / YoshiOhara.com Stylist: Holly Copeland / The Rex Agency Model: Taylor Howard / Wilhelmina Models / LA Hair: Johnny Stuntz / Crosby Carter Mgmt. Makeup: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics / Tracey Mattingly Manicure: Allison Burns / Crosby Carter Mgmt. Videography: Darren Stone Makeup Assistant: Rebecca Abraham Photo Assistant: Glenn Sawa Photo Assistant: Tadahiro Nakamura Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Cushnie Et Ochs denim jumpsuit, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Longchamp backpack, us.longchamp.com CHANEL hairclip, chanel.com Melody Ehsani earrings and ring, melodyehsani.com Alice and Olivia Gina denim platform, $375, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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GUCCI shirt and hat, GUCCI,
310-278-3451 Vivienne Westwood cardigan, pant, and shoe, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 Stella McCartney handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Melody Ehsani strawberry earrings, melodyehsani.com
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CHANEL top, pants, shoes, purse, cuffs, headband, and necklace, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
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Stella McCartney shirtdress and sweater, Stella McCartney, LA, 310-273-7051 GUCCI red silk pleated skirt, $1890, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Christian Louboutin sneakers and purse, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310-652-5700 Melody Ehsani ring, melodyehsani.com
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Libertine sweater, ilovelibertine.com Vivienne Westwood shirt and jean, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 Mitchell Primrose choker and cuff, mitchellprimrose.com Christian Louboutin handbag, Christian Louboutin, LA 310-652-5700 Jimmy Choo heel, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045
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The Great jacket thisisthegreat.com Libertine top, ilovelibertine.com Alice and Olivia jean, Alice and Olivia, Beverly Hillls, 310-341-2871 Erickson Beamon ring, ericksonbeamon.com Mitchell Primrose choker and cuff, mitchellprimrose.com
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The Great jacket thisisthegreat.com Libertine top, ilovelibertine.com Alice and Olivia jean, Alice and Olivia, Beverly Hills, 310-341-2871 Erickson Beamon ring, ericksonbeamon.com Mitchell Primrose choker and cuff, mitchellprimrose.com
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Valentino dress, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Alexander McQueen scarf, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Christian Louboutin wedges, Christian Louboutin, LA 310-652-5700 Longchamp bag, us.longchamp.com Melody Ehsani earrings, melodyehsani.com
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Ralph Lauren collection Riviera jumpsuit, $2790, select Ralph Lauren stores, ralphlauren.com Alison Lou Lola cocktail ring; Alison Lou 14K gold Poison Ivy ring, alisonlou.com BCBGMAXAZRIA runway shoe, $298, bcbg.com
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SPRING FOR STRIPES
Zebra envy? Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to pop for some striped patterns this season. Here, Genlux suggests a few.
Photographer: Shelli Wright / ShelliWrightPhotoworks.com Stylist: Audrey Brianne / AudreyBrianne.com Model: Kelli Ilves / LA Models Makeup: Cecilia Moreno / Genlux Hair: Marina Migliaccio / The Rex Agency Manicure: Denise Bourne / The Rex Agency using OPI Stylist Assistant: Kassey Rich Retouching: Lila Joy Ginsburg Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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BCBGMAXAZRIA vest, $198, BCBG.com Marimekko Odetta skirt, $325, Marimekko, Beverly HIlls, 310-299-2528 Jimmy Choo sandal boot Timo with Weiland jewel embellishment, top and pants $1275, jimmychoo.com ATHA scarf
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Chloe shirt, $775, chloe.com Jason of Beverly Hills diamond necklace, $14,125, jasonofbh.com
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Hilfiger collection dress, $590, tommy.com Alexis Bittar bangles, $85 ea, alexisbittar.com Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandal, $825, Giuseppe Zanotti, 310-858-1990
Who cares if you really know how to hit, throw, kick or run? The sports trend in fashion levels the playing field, so everyone can at least look the part.
Photographer: Andrew Matusik / matusikart.com Creative Consultant: Sunni Spencer Stylist: Wouri Vice / TMGrepresents.com Makeup: Jamie Dorman Hair Stylist: Gina Guercia Models: Kate / IMG Models Model: Kelsey X / Marilyn New York Producer: Ernest Montgomery Market Editor: Deandre Dacosta Location: Studio 333 Park Avenue / 333parkave.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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$248; and blazer, $268, BCBG.com Reiss top, $230, reiss.com Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti 18K gold mesh scarf necklace, $14,000; Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti 18K gold with lapis lazuli cabochon ring, $2700, 800-8433269, tiffany.com Shona Joy pant, $240, shonajoy.com.au Christian Louboutin Flamingo pink leather Jose$1900; Duran bag, shirt and pants Christian Louboutin Pluma necklace low-top sneaker, Gianvito Rossi shoes $795, christianNude bodysuit louboutin.com
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Tim Coppins sweater Franziska Fox body suit Jimmy Choo boots
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Novis The Beekman tank, $625; Novis The Leonard short, $595, novisnyc.com Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti 18K gold bone cuff, $2700, tiffany.com, 800-843-3269 Marimekko scarf, $115, us.marimekko.com Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s platforms, $145, joesjeans.com
Kai Milla top and pant Larruci bracelet and earrings Christian Louboutin shoe, christianlouboutin.com
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runway dress, $498, bcbg.com Jason of Beverly Hills tanzanite and diamond ring, $14,125, jasonofbh.com Christian Louboutin suede and light pink patent maryjane pump, $1095, christianlouboutin.com
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Hilfiger collection leather jacket, $790, tommy.com Herve Leger by Max Azria bodysuit, $790, herveleger.com Swarovski dome Etro ring,sweater $169, Romeo Hunte pant swarovski.com Plume Saylor pant,necklace $180, Helmut shopbop.com Lang sneaker
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Who cares if you really know how to hit, throw, kick or run? The sports trend in fashion levels the playing field, so everyone can at least look the part.
Photographer: Andrew Matusik / matusikart.com Creative Consultant: Sunni Spencer Stylist: Wouri Vice / TMGrepresents.com Makeup: Jamie Dorman Hair Stylist: Gina Guercia Models: Kate / IMG Models Model: Kelsey X / Marilyn New York Producer: Ernest Montgomery Market Editor: Deandre Dacosta Location: Studio 333 Park Avenue / 333parkave.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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DKNY vest NUDE pant Christian Louboutin shoe, christianlouboutin.com
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Romeo Hunte top, Franziska Fox leggings, Kenzo sneakers, MR handbags shoulder bag
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Etro sweater Romeo Hunte pant Plume necklace Helmut Lang sneaker
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Tim Coppins sweater Franziska Fox body suit Jimmy Choo boot
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Kai Milla top and pant Larruci bracelet and earrings Christian Louboutin shoe, christianlouboutin.com
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M. Kalan night gown, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Stackable bracelets, Krimson, Burbank, 818-848-8557 Alexis Bittar ring, Alexis Bittar, Saks FifthWebb Avenue, Marissa jacket Beverly AlbertineHills, swimwear 310-275-4211 Pluma necklace
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Emporio Armani pant and top Romeo Hunte coat Christian Louboutin shoe Khirma bag
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On Tom: Bally suit and shirt, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-275-0902 Tommy Hilfiger loafer, Tommy HIlfiger, LA, 310-247-1475 On Alexandra: Dsquared jacket, skirt, dsquared2.com/us Stuart Weitzman Highland boot, $798, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600
Alexandra Park and Tom Austen are that sexy couple on E!’s wildly popular television show, The Royals. In our Genlux photo story, they ﬁnd themselves inspired by another famous duo—from the 70s—Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen.
THE GETAWAY Photographer: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Santa Bevacqua / santabevacqua.foliodrop.com Makeup Artist: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics / Tracey Mattingly Hair Stylist: Robert Steinken / CloutierRemix.com Groomer: Helen Robertson / CelestineAgency.com Manicure: Allison Burns / CrosbyCarterMgmt.com Assistant Stylist: Britton Litow Makeup Assistant: Rebecca Abraham Videographer: Darren Stone Retoucher: Yolanda Avila Coquereau, yos-retouch.com Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji
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Photographer: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Santa Bevacqua / santabevacqua.com Stylist Assistant: Britton Litow Makeup Artist: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics / Tracey Mattingly Grooming for Tom Austen: Helen Robertson using Votre Vu / CelestineAgency.com On Tom: Hair Robert Steinken using Oribe Haircare / CloutierRemix.com Bally suit Stylist: and shirt, Bally, Manicure: Allison Burns / CrosbyCarterMgmt.com Beverly HairHills, Stylist Assistant: Jennifer Baker 310-275-0902 Makeup On Alexandra: Assistant: Rebecca Abraham Videographer: Darren Stone Dsquared jacket, Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji dsquared2.com/us
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On Alexandra: Giambattista Valli coat-dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Roger Vivier boot, rogervivier.com On Tom: Brioni shirt and trousers, Brioni, Beverly Hills, 310-271-1300
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On Alexandra: Valentino dress, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Roger Vivier boot, rogervivier.com On Tom: Valentino shirt, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Salvatore Ferragamo loafers, ferragamo.com
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On Alexandra: J.W. Anderson shirt and skirt, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 ON TOM : John Varvatos suit, John Varvatos, WeHo, 310-859-2970 Tommy Hilfiger turtleneck and loafers, Tommy Hilfiger, LA, 310-247-1475
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ALEXANDRA PARK Here, The Royals star responds to our Genlux two-word questionnaire. You’re wearing? Nike pilates pants, a black hoodie, and Ugg boots. Everyday look? I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl. I have four huge piles of jeans and a wide collection of fresh white, grey, and black cotton t’s. I’m obsessed with Bassike— they’re the best-shaped t’s. I go in and buy ten at a time. I wear sneakers. Either Nike, Converse or biker boots. I’m kind of a boy when I dress, unless it’s red carpet. First job? My first job in life was a paper run when I was 12. It was some Sydney paper. Then I helped at my local hairdresser sweeping floors, making tea and passing out the foils for color. Early dream? I knew forever that I’d be an actor. Where’s home? LA’s my home now. I’m not going back to Australia for a while. I really like it here. The industry is fruitful and lush here. That’s why so many Australians migrate here. Best friend? Tom Austen.
With benefits? No, we were never dating. Just best friends. We get along like a house on fire. I adore Tom with all my heart. We met on the show. Royal perks? We’re so lucky with everyone involved with The Royals. It’s really like a family. There are no bad eggs, unless I’m the bad egg. Even though we have an intense shooting schedule, we have a really fun time.Johnson at 63: Beverly Smart, stunning
Saddest time? and unretouched! One of my best friends was taken at the tender age of 22, and it was the hardest thing that’s ever happened to me. Childhood torment? I was teased for having really pale skin and I was the most underdeveloped teenager of my group of friends. I was a scrawny little girl who looked like a boy—like a 12-year-old boy, when I was 15. I was also teased because I had bad fashion sense. I thought it was cool. My friends still tease me about it. Stuff that I thought was awesome at the time. Also, my knees bent in a bit. Basically, I was a big nerd.
Biggest fear? I’m an emotional person and very appreciative of my life and career. I’m scared that I might do something wrong. Sometimes I’m afraid that things are too good to be true. I was on this journey trying to be where I am and prove I could be an actor, and I’ve worked so hard to be. Now, the fear is more about staying here. Your passion? My work: acting. Telling stories and feeling that feeling I get when I’m doing an audition or being on set. What’s next? I hope that it will keep going. I’m overwhelmed in this surreal state of happiness getting to do what I love every day. I hope it continues. Career goal? For as long as I can remember, it’s only been about performing and being on stage, or a fireplace in front of my parents. This is it for me. Favorite designer? Tom Ford Guilty pleasure? Cheesy pop music. SPRING 2016 GENLUX 63
On Alexandra: Givenchy blouse, Etro pant, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 On Tom: Tommy Hilfiger jacket, turtleneck Tommy Hilfiger, LA, 310-247-1475
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Slip away to the islands to reconnect with the water, waves, sand and sky. Oh, and maybe with some fun flirty fashion.
LET ME SEA
Photographer: Andrew Matusik / matusikart.com Creative Consultant: Sunni Spencer Stylist: Pamela Watson / TMGrepresents.com Makeup: Jamie Dorman Hair Stylist: Ahbi Nishman / TMGrepresents.com Model: Vlada / IMG, New York Producer: Ernest Montgomery Location: Studio 333 Park Avenue / 333parkave.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Shahida Parides dress, $399, shahidaparides.com Sunday Somewhere eyewear, $290 sundaysomewhere.com
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DVF embroidered tulle dress, $1698; DVF snow cheetah/ taupe Ibiza lucite sandal, $348, dvf. com/stores Lady Grey channel arc cuff, $335, ladygreyjewelry.com
DKNY vest NUDE pant Christian Louboutin shoe, christianlouboutin.com
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Michael Kors Collection deco hexagon highwaist bikini bottom,$163, deco hexagon scarf-neck bikini top, $220, available at select Michael Kors stores, michaelkors.com
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Lenny Niemeyer macramé swimsuit, $250, at neimanmarcus.com Hanro silk kimono, $398, shop. HanroUSA.com Lady Grey gold lattice ring, $170; Lady Grey gold channel arc cuff, $335, Lady Grey gold ‘Rise Rise’ mother of pearl, $190; Lady Grey interlock ring, $155, ladygreyjewelry.com
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Marysia ‘Venice’ bikini top, $149, marysiaswim.com Novis ‘Alcott’ skirt, $1325, novisnyc.com Sonia mar y sol clutch, $135, sunnispencer.com, or Sunni Spencer Pop-In-Boutique at Rothmans Lady Grey ‘Rise Rise’ gold with mother of pearl ring, Etro $190; Lady sweater Grey gold Romeo HunteLattice pant ring,necklace $170, Plume ladygreyjewelry.com Helmut Lang sneaker
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Roberto Cavalli dress, $7215, 310-276-6006 Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, Clyde hat, clyde.world Thierry Lasry Intimacy sunglasses, $485, thierrylasry.com Paige by Paige Novick Timo Weiland gold cuff,pant $165, top and Rothmans, ATHA scarf NYC
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Lenny Niemeyer Naipes pleated silk georgette dress, $535, Nic Del Mar, Coral Gabes, FL, Smoke x Mirrors sunglasses, $295, barneys.com
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Mara Hoffman ‘Peacock’ light pink one-piece, $236, marahoffman.com Osklen rope and fringe slide sandal, $289, Osklen, Miami, 305-5328977; Osklen, Soho, 212-219-8250 Lady Grey gold and bismuth ‘Crescent’ necklace, $215; Lady Grey gold and mother of pearl Hydra necklace, $205, ladygreyjewelry.com
Emporio Armani pant and top Romeo Hunte coat Christian Louboutin shoe Khirma bag
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Christian Siriano blush radial stripe cape, $620, (worn backwards), Christian Siriano circle skirt, $1680, christiansiriano.com CHANEL chain necklace; CHANEL long pearl necklace, chanel.com Casadei python-print and patent shoe, $582, casadei.com
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HAVANA STYLE With this past year’s loosened embargo between the United States and Cuba—and passenger flights primed for take-off—Genlux toasts our Latin neighbors just 227 miles south of Miami. Salud!
Photography: Nicholas Routzen / nicholasroutzen.com Stylist: Ise White / Factory Downtown Model: Yara Khmidan / Wilhelmina Hair/Makeup: Daniel P / Creative Management mc2 using MAC Cosmetics and Oribe Assistant Stylist: Laura Coelho Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Rene Ruiz jacket, reneruiz.com Alexis Bittar gold-plated bracelet, $295, alexisbittar.com CHANEL top, CHANEL skirt, chanel.com Casadei pythonprint leather shoe, $650, casadei.com
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CHANEL coat, chanel.com Rene Ruiz dress, reneruiz.com Giorgio Armani
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Emilio Pucci gabardine skirt, $590; Emilio Pucci jacquard fiore coat, $2680, emiliopucci.com Joomi Lim spike choker, $170; Joomi Lim crystal cube cuff, $320, joomilim.com Lanvin sequined pump, $2090, lanvin.com CHANEL pearl necklace, chanel.com SPY Fiona sunglasses, $100, spyoptic.com
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Issey Miyaki Alocasia jacket, Tribeca Issey Miyaki, NY, 212-226-0100 DVF dress, dvf.com Christian Louboutin fringe sandal, $1345, Beverly Hills, 310-652-5700 Joomi Lim Spike Chocker $170; Joomi Lim crystal cube cuff, $320, joomilim.com
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Lanvin navy blue technical stretch cotton dress, $2295, Lanvin boutiques Issey Miyaki fringe handbag, $1305, Tribeca Issey Miyake, 212-226-0100
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COOL GIRL CHIC
Genlux girls know what to wear and how to wear it.
Photographer: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Karen Schijman / KarenSchijman.com Model: Viki Foti / Major Models, New York Hair and Makeup Artist: Paul Venoit / Wilhelmina Artists Lighting Assistant: Manny Zabaleta Stylist Assistant: May Redding Retouching: Yolanda Avila Coquereau, yos-retouch.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Derek Lam cashmere knit dress, Derek Lam, NYC, 646-747-4647, dereklam.com Zero Maria Cornejo ‘Leni’ shoe, $650, zeromariacornejo.com
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Brock Collection Cyn python vest, $18,900, Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Marees, Newport Beach, 949-723-0051 Maria Cornejo Issa jumpsuit, $1050, zeromariacornejo.com; shopbettylin.com Pamela Love silver with moonstone cabochon necklace, $220, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Monique Lhuillier leather sandal with Lucite wedge, $895, moniquelhuillier.com
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Faeth Millinery ‘Monte Carlo,’ $560, faethmillinery.com Rochas sweater, $1025, modaoperandi.com Christian Siriano circle skirt, $1680, Christian Siriano, NYC, 212-775-8494; farfetch.com Loeffler Randall ‘Iggy’ sandal, $250, Nordstrom, The Grove, LA, 323-930-2230; loefflerrandall.com
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Claudia Li handweaved pant, $995, claudia-li.com JI OH turtleneck, $380, jiohny.com Loeffler Randall Ines sandal, $395, loefflerrandall.com Nordstrom, The Grove, 323-930-2230; loefflerrandall.com
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Faeth Millinery Blue Ridge hat, $465, faethmillinery.com/shop Tess Giberson patchwork leather vest, $1245; Leather bandeau top, $495; Drapy pant, $395, Tess Giberson, NYC, 212-226-1932, tessgiberson.com Alexis Gamblin ‘Olivia’ platform, $975, alexisgamblin.com
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Pamela Love ‘Kinetic’ cuff with moonstone cabochon, $250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Lie Sangbong ‘Nave’ silk jumpsuit, $1145, liesangbong.com Adeam x Paul Andrew platform sandal, adeam.com
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Faeth Millinery Allium visor, $435, faethmillinery.com/shop Isabel Marant Nestor top, $925, Isabel Marant, LA, 323-651-1493 Isabel Marant, NY 212-219-2284 JI OH pinstripe pant, $675, jiohny.com Maria Cornejo leather slide, $650, zeromariacornejo.com
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Tamuna Ingorokva ‘Maya’ coat, $353, Tamuna Ingorokva, Khatia high-waisted pant, $243, moreislove.com/designers Mignonne Gavian ‘James’ fringe tie, $175, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, 212-753-7300; Luna boutique, SF, 415-359-0198
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Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo jacket and white shirt, Dolce&Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701 Richard Mille RM11-02 Titanium case, automatic, flyback chronograph, $160,000, Richard Mille, Beverly Hills, 310-285-9898
Zaid Affas dress (worn as top), $2490; Zaid Affas slate high-slit pleated maxi skirt, $2290, Linda Dresner, Birmingham, MI, 248-642-4999; zaidaffas.com Pamela Love Levitation Lariat necklace, $220, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Loeffler Randall Ines sandal, $395, Nordstrom, The Grove, LA, 323-930-2230; loefflerrandall.com
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AMANDA ELIASCH FASHION EDITOR
RALPH LAUREN SS16, Julien MacDonald FW15/16 julienmacdonald.com
Christian Louboutin Lip Colour in Velvet Matte. Rouge Louboutin, $90, christianlouboutin.com Alexander McQueen military black and white jacket, $3235, Alexander McQueen, West Hollywood, 323-782-4983
Valentino Prefall 2015 Miu Miu handbag, Miu Miu, Beverly Hills, 310-247-2227
Julien MacDonald SS16, julienmacdonald.com
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I flew into LA this week. I love the weather. There is perfect light in the garden which makes me want to exercise and stay fit. A special moment this week was watching music composer Ennio Morricone get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The affair was beautifully arranged by Pascal Vicedomini from Ischia and Capri’s International Film and Music Festival. The maestro spoke, along with Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein. The fans held up record sleeves, memorabilia, and notepads for a chance at an autograph from Mr. Morricone—famous for so many film scores. My favorite is The Mission. Tonight he is up for an Oscar for his score for Hateful8. [Morricone won]. I’m anxious to get dressed up for the Oscars. I’m lucky to have been invited to so many parties—including both Elton John’s and Vanity Fair. I’m leaning toward a Stella McCartney dress or a tube dress by Rick Owens. It depends on what I eat today, of course. As for equality and diversity in this year’s Oscars, sadly, there is none in Los Angeles. The best remedy for all concerned is to continue forging ahead—to keep producing what these creative souls are gifted to create. There are a million people who want work in Hollywood, and excellence will always rise to the top. Indeed, the Oscar voters are predominately old, and whilst I like old age, some seem to be falling asleep in their viewing or judgment of films. G
Stephen Webster x Tracey Emin ‘I Promise to Love You’ collection necklace. 18K gold diamond necklace, $5200, Stephen Webster, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9500
Louis Vuitton SS16, louisvuitton.com
CHANEL Pearl Collection shades, $700, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
The 10 Best and Worst Rated California Charities
CHARITYNAVIGATOR.COM, the best source for finding out which charities are worthy
of your time and money, and which are not, shares their top—and bottom—ten.
Direct Relief, Santa Barbara Overall Score: 99.94 Founded in 1948, Direct Relief is California’s largest international humanitarian nonprofit organization providing medical assistance to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty and disaster both here and abroad. Since 2000, Direct Relief has provided more than $3.4 billion in essential material resources—medicines, supplies and equipment—including more than $500 million in assistance in the United States. directrelief.org
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, San Jose Overall Score: 99.67 The charity’s service area stretches from South San Francisco to Gilroy and from the ocean to the bay. From July 2012 through June 2013, they provided food to an average of more than 250,000 individuals each month¬—the single largest nonprofit provider of food to low-income people in their service area. The majority of those served are families with dependent children and senior citizens. In that period, they provided nearly 52 million pounds of food to those in need through their direct distribution programs and network of over 300 partner nonprofit agencies. shfb.org
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, Oakland Overall Score: 99.54 The charity’s mission is to support grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. rosefdn.org
Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN), San Francisco Overall Score: 99.49 Dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats by supporting innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. They partner with independent, communitybased conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. wildnet.org
Vitamin Angels, Santa Barbara Overall Score: 99.39 Vitamin Angels’ mission is to help at-risk populations in need—specifically, pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals. vitaminangels.org
Cambodian Children’s Fund, Santa Monica Overall Score: 99.25 The charity transforms the country’s most impoverished kids into tomorrow’s leaders by delivering education, family support and community development programs. Through intensive, long-term investments in children, CCF is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity they need to become the progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their community. The charity takes a holistic, on-the-ground approach to developing integrated yet simple solutions to the complex issues of poverty. cambodianchildrensfund.org
Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Encinitas Overall Score: 98.93 RCHS was formed in 1960 by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd to care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet overpopulation and responsible companion-animal care. RCHS provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs and an animal safehouse program for the survivors of domestic violence. One of RCHS’ main goals is the adoption of animals to permanent, loving homes. rchumanesociety.org
Ecumenical Hunger Program, East Palo Alto Overall Score: 98.91 This 35-year-old private nonprofit provides emergency food, clothing, and household essentials to needy families in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. EHP plays a major role in both advocating for, and providing referrals to resources available to low-income families and individuals. ehpcares.org
The SPCA for Monterey County, Salinas Overall Score: 98.91 The SPCA for Monterey County’s doors are open to all animals in need, including dogs, cats, small animals, barn animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. The mission is to assure compassionate and humane treatment of all animals in the community. The SPCA maintains 200 acres of land for animal welfare needs. spcamc.org
WildAid, San Francisco Overall Score: 99.39 WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes and reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products. WildAid also strives to create model field conservation programs and to strengthen marine protected areas around the world. wildaid.org
AND NOW, THE 10 WORST-RATED CALIFORNIA CHARITIES
According to CHARITYNAVIGATOR.COM, these have the lowest overall scores of all of the California charities. Shiloh International Ministries, La Verne, Overall Score: 17.53 The Assn. for Firefighters & Paramedics, Santa Ana, Overall Score: 23.84 California Police Youth Charities, Roseville, Overall Score: 24.35 Find the Children, Santa Monica, Overall Score: 27.59 FLAME, San Francisco, Overall Score: 49.03
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Bibles for America, Irvine, Overall Score: 50.81 College Bound, Cerritos, Overall Score: 52.92 Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel, Beverly Hills, Overall Score: 53.29 House Research Institute, Los Angeles, Overall Score: 54.33 Mastermedia International, Redlands, Overall Score: 56.05
SHOP FOR A CAUSE
GENLUX applauds the designers and brands who donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. Here, our philanthropy editor CAT WILLIAMS shares a few of them.
Headphones that boast great sound, style, and purpose? Yes, please! A portion of every LSTN purchase goes toward the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing aids to those in need. In less than three years, they have helped give hearing to over 20,000 people. LSTN headphones, $150, lstnsound.co Kay Jewelers unveiled this OH, KAY one-of-a-kind gold and diamond BB-8 collector’s item as part of the Force 4 Fashion initiative. The BB-8, containing over 18 carats of diamonds, was auctioned off for $135, 000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. Thank you, Kay! kay.com
SAVE THE WILDLIFE
This Finn Jewelry charming gold and diamond elephant pendant is one lucky charm with 30% of sales being donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
HONOR THE VETS
Solid gold elephant necklace, $3825, finnjewelry.com
GUNS INTO JEWELRY
MAKE A DIFFERENCE This brand that creates customizable beauty is doing skincare and makeup right while also doing the right thing. MAKE Beauty donates 10% of sales to the We See Beauty Foundation, supporting women-led, workerowned cooperative businesses across the Americas. Try the Moonlight Primer—it’s fantastic. MAKE Skincare, $12–$70, makebeauty.com
SAVE THE FLOWERS
Breitling is offering this Liberty United hopes to help special-edition Honor Flight curb gun violence in America Navitimer, with proceeds by transforming illegal guns and Lisa Hoffman fragrances from the highly sought-after ammunition seized by police donates a portion of its watch being donated to into high-end jewelry. Proceeds proceeds to the RainforHonor Flight. Honor Flight from every purchase of a Liberty est Foundation to help provides veterans the opporUnited product help to protect preserve the exotic and rare tunity to visit the memorials an at-risk child from gun vioflowers that inspire Lisa dedicated to their service lence. Winchester Orbital White Hoffman Beauty. Hawaiian in Washington, DC, free of Sapphire Necklace, $3895, Plumeria Eau de Parfum, charge. Breitling Honor Flight libertyunited.com $65, lisahoffmanbeauty.com Navitimer, $9650, Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8880 Find even more ‘Shop for a Cause’ items on Cat Williams’ blog, TheRetiredDebutante.com
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BEAUTY CECILIA’S PICKS
Best of Beauty
Here are a few of my favorite picks for this season! – Cecilia Moreno ✯
LIQUID PHOTOSHOP Using pure gold powder and photo reflectors to blur imperfections and neutralize redness, this serum provides immediate luminosity to the skin. Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold is designed to bring a litfrom-within quality to the skin. Just like candlelight! The blush adds a warm, rosy and uplifting punch of color to the cheeks. La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold, $525; Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow – Limited Edition, $70, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK
DREAM CREAM Ready for a soothing, ultrarich, moisturizing treatment developed to restore moisture, nourish, and protect your skin while you sleep? This is it! It’s SUPERCHARGED with a special encapsulated form of Epidermal Growth Factor, as well as new coconut growth factors that help to reinvigorate your skin, ensuring you’ll rise ‘n’ shine to a smoother, more rested and refreshed complexion. Night-night! dreamweaver, 1.3oz, $85, sircuitskin.com
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Collection. Two outstanding winners in this collection: Mascara—lashes are fanned out, lifted, defined in the blackest black. SuperNoir Shadow & Liner – blend, smudge and line for eye drama and definition. Guaranteed you’ll be a knockout! SuperNoir, $23; Sumptuous Knockout Mascara, $27.50, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
M·A·C FOR BROWSHANISTAS M·A·C Brows Are It, consulted on by brow expert Damone Roberts, who says, “I was a makeup artist with MAC over 20 years ago and I have always loved the brand. I was elated when they asked me to work with them for their Brows Are It collection. My philosophy is every face deserves the perfect frame, and this collection gives the necessary products and tools, for all skin types, to achieve just that.” M·A·C now gives the brow its place in the spotlight. Choose from pencils, gels, powders—all available in exceptional colors to satisfy even the most demanding Browshanista! M·A·C Brows Are It, Starting at $18, M·A·C , Beverly Hills, 310-285-9917
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AT HOME SPA DAY
Give your skin a spa day starting with these Bobbi Brown masks. They instantly and noticeably improve how your skin looks and feels. Whether you want a boost of radiance, a deep cleanse, or serious moisture, these masks are the perfect solution for all your skin’s dilemmas. Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost, Instant Detox and Skin Nourish masks, $47 each, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Dr. Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion, Avoid Neck Neglect! “The skin on our neck is structured differently—it’s actually 10 times thinner than the skin on our face and requires a unique delivery system and texture to tackle typical signs of aging,” says Dr. Dennis Gross. Dr. Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion, $75, drdennisgross.com
GET A FRONTROW SEAT AT THE FASHION SHOW OF THE YEAR! THE GENLUX +BRITWEEK DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FASHION SHOW HONORING BRITISH DESIGNER JULIEN MACDONALD Date: May 5, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals 7:00 VIP Cocktail Reception 8:30 Zandra Rhodes Fashion Show 9:00 Special Guest Musical Performance 9:30 Julien MacDonald Fashion Show Location: UNICI CASA 9461 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, California 90232 For Tickets visit: Genlux.com About Julien MacDonald: Julien was recruited right out of fashion school by Karl Lagerfeld to head up CHANEL knits, and later Julien was awarded the Chief Designer postion at GIVENCHY to succeed Alexander McQueen. He helmed both the haute couture and readyto-wear collections and was honored as the British Designer of the Year. Julien’s eponymous brand has garnered support of many celebs including Kate Beckinsale, Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart, Madonna, Liv Tyler, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Karen Elson, Katy Perry, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS
GENLUXSHOP Dior So Real Sunglasses, $545, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
DANCE INTO SHAPE Celebrity trainer and professional Broadway dancer Simone De La Rue has just launched her new Signature Class DVD, featuring two 55-minute classes—Full Body and Dance Cardio—designed for all fitness levels for use in the comfort of your home. All you need is a mat and three-to-fivepound hand weights. This is my little secret for getting summer-bod ready! Simone De La Rue Signature Classes DVD, $29.95, bodybysimone.com
THE GLAM APP
BEAU DUNN, GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR
Beau shares her secrets about pampering yourself this spring
Tucked away in the Sonoran Desert, just outside of Tucson, a little gem is only an hour’s flight away from Los Angeles. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountain is a peaceful retreat and luxury spa that has turned ancient therapeutic rituals based on the Hohokam prehistoric culture into modern-day treatments. The spa at Dove Mountain has created a signature treatment called the Desert Gemstone Ritual, which begins with a soothing foot treatment followed by a full body massage. Gemstones are placed on specific points on the body to treat ailments of both the mind and body. Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ, 520-572-3000, ritzcarlton.com
Coola Spray Sunscreen 30SPF, $32, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9581
Marysia Broadway Bikini, $285, marysiaswim.com; net-a-porter.com
OPI Nail Polish, Let Me Bayou a Drink, $10, opi.com
The Spencer Wide Brimmed Boater Hat, $69, Lack of Color, $69, lackofcolor.com.au
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The Glam App, founded by actress Cara Santana and celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist Joey Maalouf, delivers on-demand beauty services right to your front door. The Glam App offers nails, hair, and makeup, with each service separated into three booking and price options: Beauty School Graduate (BSG), Junior Stylist (JRS), and VIP. The Glam App is currently in 24 cities worldwide—a plus for jetsetters! To book your next appointment download the Glam App and use promo code GENLUX to receive 15% off your next booking! theglamapp.com
Nexxus Mousse Plus volumizing mousse, $14, Ulta Beauty, ulta.com
The Queen of Color
Seattle-born Tracey Cunningham is one of, if not the most sought-after hair colorists in Hollywood. Her first big celeb was Renée Zellweger. From there, she added Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Khloe Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Lily Aldridge, and on and on. Here, she takes on our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire. Photo by Darren Stone Your passions? Faith, family, friends and fun Career highlight? When colorist Lori Goddard taught me how to perfect balayage. I then made up my own concoction and incorporated foils and balayage together. The results were gorgeous, and it’s one of my tried and tested coloring processes. Embarrassing moment? Getting accolades, applause or when I read something about myself in an article. I’m a very modest girl, but don’t get me wrong, I’m very proud of my hard work and where I am today, and I appreciate all those great articles on my work. I’m just low-key and I feel my face burning up when I’m the center of attention.
Favorite getaway? Playa del Carmen, Mexico Favorite charities? ALS and Wounded Warriors, plus a number of mental-health causes. Biggest fears? Being bored! Not being challenged—which I don’t think I ever will be. Stopping—just to stop is a fear. My other fear is not having my health. DNA change? I wish I were athletic. I wish getting up in the morning around 5 a.m., putting on my gym gear, and going to work out or for a run was second nature to me. It’s not! However, reading Khloe Kardashian’s book, I’m getting inspired and changing my workout ethics. Khloe is the reason I’m working out of late. And I like it! Happy place? Life in general. I love to travel. My life is very fastpaced; there’s never a dull moment. I love going to see a basketball game or a football game with my son. Plan B? Oh—for sure, I’d be a star on Broadway! Color challenges? Overdoing it! Wanting the impossible! Overprocessing! Pushing the colorist to the limit. I’m not a magician, I just try my best to make each client look the best she can possibly be. I love making my ladies look and feel terrific! Best trait? Loyalty. Worst trait? “We never see you, Tracey.” I hear that a lot lately, because I’m so busy! So I guess finding a balance. I’m trying! Childhood trauma? I was teased about my hair! I had (have) big, wild curly hair! It was always that joke, “Hey did you stick your finger in a light socket?” Yawn. I guess I got the last laugh. (I say that with a giggle!) Round two? If I could come back as any animal it would be a Bombay black cat. I have them, and they are intriguing and so regal. Check out traceycunningham.com
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THE SMILE DOCTOR
A nice smile can not only light up a face, it can light up a room. And Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. David Frey has certainly illuminated his fair share. Here, the artistic, LA-born Frey answers our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire. Embarrassing moment? I once told a patient she looked ten years younger after we completed her treatment plan, then turned to whom I thought was her mom to ask how she liked the makeover. The patient said “That’s my sister.” Plan B? If I weren’t a dentist, I’d like to be an entrepreneur creating innovative products in Silicon Valley and helping to find a cure for cancer. I’ve had the opportunity to step inside this world by designing and patenting The Zone, an innovative and affordable mouth guard for high-impact sports—both for students and pros on the gridiron. It’s based on my principles of neuromuscular treatment of aligning the jaw for the right bite position and assists in protecting against concussions. Signature procedures? Correcting TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) and our signature Smile Makeovers that include full-mouth revitilization. When the two treatment plans come together it reduces years of pain, and the patient gets the beautiful smile they’ve always dreamed of.
Thale Blanc Gypsy gray lambskin with beaded suede strap, $242, Fred Segal, LA, 323-651-4129
Photograph by Darren Stone
BEAUTY PROFILE DR. FREY
Describe yourself. Artistic, compassionate, kind, precise, fun-loving. Your passion? Making life-changing, healthy, gorgeous smiles for people who deserve it and really want and appreciate the transformation. Joyful moments? Seeing patients shed tears of joy when seeing their new smile after years of not being able to part their lips. Nearly an everyday occurrence in the office.
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Favorite getaways? I love Catalina or Sun Valley, Idaho. Abroad it would be Capri. The food, the people…living life! Favorite charities? Anti-defamation and human rights, and cancer work through micro-charity work, whereby individual people are impacted, as well as the macro giving to big nonprofits. Biggest fear? As a kid, it was the universal concern: I was worried about becoming homeless, not having money for shelter or food. DNA change? If I could change anything about myself, I’d strive to make more time for family, existing friends and meeting new ones. Best times? Spending time with my beautiful wife Stephanie and two children, Aaron and Ashley. Best traits? My friends might say my sense of humor and my voracious appetite to live and enjoy life. Worst traits? Being Dr. David Frey, ‘Mr. My Way,’ I’m told. I’m always trying to get my own way. Childhood scars? My dad died at young age, and I didn’t have a lot of mentoring in the sports area. I didn’t have a lot of athletic talent, but loved sports. However, I was always picked last on the team lines. Second act? I’d like to come back as a dolphin. They’re playful, intelligent, and loyal to their families and community. Dr. David Frey, DDS, Cosmetic Dentist, 462 North Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4537, PerfectWhiteSmile.com
THE TIPPI’NG POINT
As the proverb goes: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In the case of the thousands of Vietnamese women whose careers now dominate the manicure salon business in the US, they owe it all to one unlikely actress.
Tippi with some of the Vietnamese refugees she helped Tippi Hedren After the Vietnam war and the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese found their way to a refugee village in Northern California. One of the camp’s regular volunteers was Tippi Hedren, the blonde star of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds. The Vietnamese women—some former professionals and government officials in their homeland— found themselves in need of new careers. When Hedren noticed they were drawn to her nicely polished fingernails, a light bulb went off. She had her own manicurist come up from LA to teach 20 willing Vietnamese women the craft, and the rest is history. Last month, OPI executive VP Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, along with Bellacures Nail Salons founder Samira Far, Bellacures Brentwood owner Gerard Quiroga, and event producer Michael Habicht, presented Hedren with the Believe, Achieve, Empower Award for her selfless contribution inThale helping generations of Blanc Vietnamese women. Gypsy gray lambskin with
beaded suede What was your role in helping Vietnamese women become strap, $242, the majority of manicurists in the US? I had been involved for Fred Segal, LA, many years with Food for the Hungry.323-651-4129 We went around the world helping people in need, whether it was from hurricanes, floods, or war. After Saigon fell, we opened Hope Village in Northern California to take in the Vietnamese refugees at an abandoned tuberculosis sanitarium. It was sort of like a hospital situation with lots of rooms and bathrooms. We brought in teachers to help them speak English and tried to find jobs and sponsors for them. I became very much aware that they all loved my nails, which were long and well manicured. I thought that this could be a really good vocation for them. So I asked my own manicurist if she would come up and teach them the Juliette manicure. They loved that, and were very conscientious about learning. The whole learning session took a couple of months and they were ready to
go to beauty school to get their cosmetology licenses and start their own businesses—so off they went. Word of the success traveled fast, and very soon they became the manicurists of the United States. It’s now become a huge $7-billion business. I helped about 20 women who needed a career and a job. It was purely to help them. How many times have you been to Vietnam? Twice. We went to war zones, talked to the men, and had dinner with them in their mess halls. It was a much closer communication than just doing a show. Did you have any scary moments? Well, I didn’t know that at the time, and it’s probably a good thing. I’ve stayed in touch with one of the servicemen, and he told me, “You have no idea the danger you were in when you were here. We went to great efforts before you’d even arrived to keep you safe.”
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So what has Tippi Hedren been doing lately? I’m rescuing big cats. I live on the Shambala preserve, where they live. My life is quite different now. Everything changes. Is it true you had a liger [half tiger, half lion]? Yes, his name was Patrick. He died when he was 16. He was a wonderful animal who had the best qualities of both animals. He spoke both like a lion and a tiger. He was fascinating. How did you get the name Tippi? My father gave it to me. My baptismal name is Nathalie Kay Hedren. It was a lot to call a little baby that, so he started calling me a Swedish nickname, Tupsa. It means ‘little girl’ in Swedish. It went from Tupsa to Tips and then to Tippy. What’s your favorite nail color? I’m wearing sparkly gold. It’s really beautiful and goes with my jewelry. It’s got lots of gold sparkles in it. What are three blessings in your life? My daughter, my grandchildren—they are the best—and all the people who take care of the animals on the Shambala preserve. What’s your favorite charity? The Roar Foundation that helps take care of the Shambala preserve. How can people donate to the preserve? You can go to our website, which is Shambala.org. There you can find all the information on what we do and how you can help financially. That would be wonderful. What animal would you like to come back as? A liger.
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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN - Blogger at LauraDunn.com ...the absolutely perfect leather choker with diamonds! The hunt had been on for several weeks, when to my absolute delight, I had a meeting with Farnaz Abrishami, owner and designer of Chains + Pearls. Farnaz was wearing the exact choker of my dreams! A stunning high-quality leather strap with two buckles, and dead-set in the center was one of the most beautiful diamond evil eyes I had ever seen. So spot-on, so right on trend. Inspired by her unique life journey, Farnaz’s pieces echo spirituality, love, and good fortune. A collection that began with her signature coin pearl charms has since expanded into an array of fine jewelry designs, which are made with 14K gold, diamonds, and pearls. And guess who walked away with her dream choker. Yep....you can see me around Beverly Hills sporting my new favorite piece of jewelry! chainsandpearls.com
I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Golden Globes jewelry event hosted by Roberto Coin and Irena Medavoy at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. When I tell you they brought out the good jewels—I mean jewels fit for royalty. As I was trying on piece after piece of the most beautiful jewelry to ever grace my eyes and body, I caught glimpse of a tiny little ruby stashed inside the band of the ring I was trying on. Now here is the exciting part of this story: according to ancient belief, wearing a ruby close to the skin promotes long life, health and happiness. In 1996, Roberto Coin started signing his jewels by setting a small ruby hidden on the inside of each piece, allowing this distinguished gem to kiss the skin. This is Coin’s secret gift to the woman lucky enough to wear one of his exclusive creations.
I’ve had the honor of having Elina Fuhrman cook soups in my kitchen twice in the past year. The first was when she launched her incredibly popular soup delivery company, Soupelina, and the second time was just a month ago, a few days before her brand new book, Soupelina Soup Cleanse: Plant Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind and Transform Your Life launched. Move over, juice...soup cleanses are the new kids in town and taking LA by storm. Journalist Elina Fuhrman turned to plant-
Take your pick...you can’t go wrong with any pair of sunnies from the S/S 2016 Dolce & Gabbana collection! My number one choice? The gold with angel, crystal and flower embellishments. WOW! dolceandgabbana.com
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based soups while fighting an aggressive breast cancer, originating the very first ‘Soup Cleanse.’ Now, with her new book, Elina shares the recipes for the soups that helped save her life and what they will do for us: magical things. Soups that will provide extra energy, increase mental acuity, reduce inflammation and help with weight loss. Sixty mouthwatering recipes, ingredient lists, expert advice, and absolutely gorgeous photographs make this book a must-buy for every kitchen across America! soupelina.com
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FASHION DESIGNER PROFILE
THE YEAR OF GUO PEI
Best known for the stunning yellow dress Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Ball, Guo Pei is the first born-and-raised Asian designer to be invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. The designer, who was born in Beijing, answers our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire. Your passion? Costume designing is my passion, and the best way to express my feelings and conceptions. Your heroes? As a designer, I think my heroes are the ones who inspired me—Dior, Chanel, McQueen and so on. They are the predecessors. I can see their understandings of fashion, beauty and haute couture. Fashion musts? It should contain culture and craftsmanship. Moreover, it should be long-lived and even be inherited. Favorite getaways? Every museum in the city where I travel. Three blessings? 1. My family; 2. Everyone I’ve loved, and those who’ve loved me; 3. My career working in Chinese haute couture DNA change? Actually, I’m very satisfied with myself. There’s a quote in China; “We are from our parents. Your body, your hair and your skin.” Currently reading? Classics of the Forbidden City: Outer Garments of the Qing Imperial Consorts Happiest moments? There’s a smile deep from the heart when my clients are wearing my designs. Favorite ice cream? Giolitti in Rome Thale Blanc Gypsy gray lambskin with beaded suede strap, $242, Fred Segal, LA, 323-651-4129
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The stunning yellow Guo Pei dress worn by Rihanna to the 2015 Met Ball
SHOW OFF THOSE SEXY SHOULDERS! STAND STRAIGHT, SHOULDERS BACK. WORK IT!
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CLOSET DESIRES: COLORFUL ACCESS
GENLUXSHOP IT’S ALL ABOUT COLORS THIS SPRING. BE READY TO ENCOUNTER A SPECTRUM OF VIVACIOUS HUES— EITHER JUMBLED UP LIKE THE MULTICOLORED CHANEL TWEED BAG, OR JUST ONE SOLID COLOR…LIKE THE LILAC PANIER BY MICHEL PERRIN.
Prabal Gurung SS16, prabalgurung.com Photo: Tom Concordia
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Bally Oblique SM.E 12 bag, $1700, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-247-1012 Hermès Modernisme Tropical 90 cm scarf in twill silk, $395, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440 Hermès Manufacture de Boucleries extra-large bracelet, $830, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440
CHANEL multicolored tweed bag, $3200, CHANEL,
Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500 Elisabeth Weinstock Persia Italian water snake clutch, $695, Elisabeth Weinstock, LA, 323-655-3000 Christian Louboutin Rivierina point-toe sandal with ankle strap, $745, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310-247-9300
Elena Ghisellini Gia P Tiger bag, $780, Just One Eye, LA, 888-563-6858
CHANEL multicolored fabric and
black patent leather espadrille, $675, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500
Michel Perrin Le Panier, $1400, Michel Perrin, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936, perrinparis.com
GET YOUR STREAK ON! THICK OR THIN, LONG OR SHORT, DIAGONAL OR STRAIGHT, STRIPES ARE TRENDIER THAN EVER.
Longchamp Le Pliage Héritage Luxe clutch, $535, longchamp.com M.i.h Jeans Meder top, $335; M.i.h Jeans Canyon pant, $365, us.mih-jeans.com
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Buffalo sunglasses, $250, preenbythorntonbregazzi.com
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Monse striped duchesse silk-satin top, $1195, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Monse + Mariela Montiel striped duchessesatin ﬂat, $745, NET-A-PORTER.COM
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CLOSET DESIRES: GENTLE FLOW
GENLUXSHOP SLIP ON A SEXY LONG, FLOWY ANKLE-LENGTH DRESS. FOR DAY: GO CASUAL WITH NO ACCESSORIES AND FLATS. FOR NIGHT: TRANSFORM IT WITH THE RIGHT JEWELS AND HEELS.
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Nicholas K C atalina dress , $716; Nicho las K scarf/sh irt, $456, nichola sk.com
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Love soft colors played against
nudes and blushes...fresh. A chunkier heel—still ladylike and feminine—makes the dresses look even fresher and more modern. Think Jackie O. circa 1970s. For Evening - it’s a floral explosion! Nothing subtle…beautiful prints…walk in…make a statement…own the room.
Perfect, blushy, neutral for all of
spring’s beautiful colors and prints. Yves Saint Laurent Sac De Jour leather tote, $2895, NET-APORTER.com
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Winter’s wrapping up…Time to look towards spring. Graphic and soft is Emilio Pucci spring’s new story. Little dresses in yummy colors and prints. Jump in, zip up, and go!
Graphic with a modern shape.
Soft pink and a pop of black. Perfection. Isabel Marant Santa gold-tone, agate, and quartz earrings, $345, NET-A-PORTER.com
Easy, fresh, polished.
David Meister, $895, davidmeister.com
Fendi Bird of Paradise printed matelassé satin dress, $1990,
Perfect little dress.
Black and white… graphic done in a soft new way! Proenza Schouler offthe-shoulder pussy-bow crepe mini dress, $1250, NET-A-PORTER. com
Adorned, bejeweled, very floral,
very feminine. Perfect punch for the little cocktail dress. Alexander McQueen knuckle embroidered satin box clutch, $3895, NET-A-PORTER.com
Blush, blue, and black. It’s the graphic and softness combo that makes it look so right. Balenciaga printed silk-blend gazar minidress, $1745, NET-A-PORTER.com
David Meister, $795, davidmeister.com
Printed python, reads as abstract floral-graphics and black pop. Proenza Schouler The Lunch Bag ayers clutch, $1350, NET-A-PORTER.com
Prints for evening. Fresh.
David Meister, $650, davidmeister.com
Perfect shoe to pair with spring’s little easy day dress. The heavier heel and delicate straps look so right for now. Chloé sandal, $795, NET-A-PORTER.com
This Elie Saab gown is perfection. Floral mixed with graphic black and white. Elie Saab cape-back printed silk-georgette gown, $6075, NET-A-PORTER.com
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Christian Dior, Rouge Dior collection, cashmere coat, autumn/winter 2012
Christian Dior feather gown from the spring 2004 collection
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DIOR IN THE HOUSE
The 400-page aesthetic masterpiece titled Dior, by fashion historian Farid Chenoune and photographer Laziz Hamani, pays homage to the extraordinary fashion house, its designers and the photographers who, over the past 60 years, have helped the brand rise to the top of the haute-couture chain. Included are over 150 of Dior’s prized dresses by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, and Raf Simons. Iconic models from Suzy Parker to Kate Moss are captured in Dior by legendary lensmen from Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to Nick Knight. Dior is a beautiful photographic essay worthy of a prime position on your coffee table. Sadly, Non, je ne parle pas français, and all of the book’s text is in French. —Stephen Kamifuji
Dior, hardcover with luxury slipcase, $250, ASSOULINE boutiques, assouline.com
Yves Saint Laurent with the Christian Dior wedding dress for Farah Dibah, the future impératrice of Iran. December, 1959. Photo: Lipnitski/ Roger Viollet
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Christian Dior long evening dress from the 1961, Soirée à Rio collection,worn by Olivia de Havilland
RALPH LAUREN FW15/16
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Models wearing Christian Dior, 1957. Photo: Loomis Dean
THE NIGHT BEFORE BAFTA LIFE OF THE PARTY
Every year since 1999, on the night before the BAFTA Awards (the British equivalent of America’s Golden Globes), Charles Finch has thrown London’s star-studded party of the year. Finch’s life-of-the-party charm is documented in The Night Before BAFTA, a candid photographic journey into this glamorous night at London’s exclusive club Annabel’s. It features anecdotes from the party’s guests and a brief history of the famed British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and it’s smartly authored by former Harper’s Bazaar UK editor Lucy Yeomans. —SK The Night Before BAFTA, 144 pages, 7.5 x 11 inches, $50, ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide, assouline.com
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GENLUXSHOP ART WORKS
SHERRYL WHITE introduces our next wave of shining stars: an interstellar
lineup of furniture and accessories that are truly functional.
SIGN HERE In the heart of the historic jewelry quarter in Birmingham, England, sits a man called Jack Row who crafts writing instruments worthy of a star turn. He counts HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall among his esteemed owners. His silver and gold Jaali writing instrument is set with petrol blue diamonds and embellished with as many intriguing twists and turns as any Oscar-worthy script. With a pen this smooth, signing on the dotted line is sure to be epic. Jaali Pen by Jack Row, jackrow.com
ROCK CHIC This side table or stool by French artist Duriez sways to its own beat. Elm wood is blackened and cored into with striking silver-plated brass studs. Bold and dynamic, they become an anchor in any space, bringing just the right touch of edge to a classic wooden structure. Sellette No 1, H 18.5” D (wood): 24.4” D (metal): 27.5” $10,000, 21st Gallery, 212-206-1967, 21stgallery.com
FORM + FUNCTION Dynamic brass cubes shimmer away atop a rich wooden desk. When closed, the containers function as the perfect hiding place for all of your special accoutrements. Dressing Table by Erwan Boulloud, 21st Gallery, NYC, 212-206-1967, 21stgallery.com
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OPEN DOOR POLICY This dazzling limited-edition cabinet is designed to make gorgeous objects feel right at home. Stainless steel is given a luxurious patina and shaped into patterns that call to mind distant galaxies. Large slices of polished amethyst shine forth, held together by intricately woven steel rods that appear to orbit around one another. Connexion Primaire Cabinet by Erwan Boulloud, 21st Gallery, NYC, 212-206-1967, 21stgallery.com
POUR, BOY Whether your poison is red or white, this carafe encases your ardent spirits in very good taste. Its effervescent top resembles a condensed water vapor floating through the atmosphere, ensuring that what you imbibe has you feeling on Cloud 9. Novy Bor Wine Carafe by V8 Designers, $595, La Chance, shop.lachance.fr
PLEASE BE SEATED Textured oak wood is given the gilded treatment to craft this stool that beams forth as if from a golden era. Plush seating holds court on simple bronze legs that seem perfectly cast for Hollywood royalty. Kaa Stool by Francis Sultana, francissultana.com
Fairest of All
The breathtaking panoramic views of the city from high atop Nob Hill make The Fairmont San Francisco one unforgettable stay.
The Fairmont San Francisco hotel provides accommodations that are a true testament to luxury—stating with the impressive city views. The hotel combines traditional old-world ambience with all of the modern amenities. Each of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites has been elegantly updated with flat-screen TVs, luxury linen ensembles and pillow-top beds. 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, 415-772-5000, fairmont.com/san-francisco
To learn more about this historical hotel, take the Fairmont Hotel: The Elegant ‘Grand Dame’ of Nob Hill tour (Check the City Guides website for dates, times and location.) Visit the hidden garden, listen for the Fairmont bees, find out why this is the hotel of presidents, and you will leave your heart in San Francisco. sfcityguides.org
MUST VISIT: So Suite The Fairmont’s penthouse suite is nothing short of extraordinary
Central to the Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, the Fairmont Hotel is located at the only spot in San Francisco where all of the city’s cable car lines meet. Take a walk down to Union Square. Make sure to grab a cappuccino in the plaza and take a moment to admire the Alma Spreckles monument in the center of Union Square.
Court Side Elegant setting for your Sunday Brunch
GETAWAY SAN FRANCISCO
Laurel Court showcases seasonal menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative. The executive chef has partnered with local farmers for the freshest seasonal organic produce and free-range poultry and eggs, with the finest ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef, and with Monterey’s Seafood Watch in purchasing from sustainable sources. The classic Sunday Brunch is a must!
Located in the hotel is the famed Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar which opened in 1945. This is the place for San Francisco’s best happy hour! The Tonga Room offers exceptional Pacific Rim asian cuisine in a fun tropical setting. The dining room is built from parts of an old sailing ship. There are thunder and rainstorms, and a bandstand that’s a floating barge. MUST DRINK: Their famous Mai Tai—complete with little paper umbrella! Cheers!
Oh, Mai Tai! Or Hurricane, or Zombie...or try ‘em all!
DID YOU KNOW... • The Fairmont SF was added to the National Register of Historic places in 2002. • The hotel’s Venetian Room is where Tony Bennett first sang I Left My Heart in San Francisco in 1961. • The Fairmont hosted international statesmen which led to the creation of the United Nations. The United Nations Charter was drafted in the hotel’s Garden Room. A plaque at the hotel memorializes the event.
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Finding the Energy
Our SAMIA ARSLANE heads to Sedona, Arizona (everybody should do it at least once) for the area’s swirling vortex centers of energy—conducive to spiritual healing and self-exploration.
The Enchantment Resort’s spacious rooms reflect an authentic Southwestern vibe. They have private decks, cozy fireplaces, and patios overlooking 70 acres of panoramic natural terrain located at the doorway of the secluded Boynton Canyon. Close proximity to the naturally occurring energy vortex—truly a place to connect with nature, body, mind and spirit. enchantmentresort.com
We celebrated my birthday with dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Che-Ah-Chi, named after what the Apache Indians called Boynton Canyon. D-EL-I-C-I-O-U-S! For light dinner, tapas, and cocktails. The terrace’s 180-degree view of the canyon is best seen at sunset, when the night sky starts to twinkle with stars and the moon casts its light on the canyon walls. Magically romantic!
The Labyrinth Walk located at the entrance of the Mii Amo Spa. A knowledgeable spa staff member takes you on a barefoot, step-by-step, breath-by-breath connection with the earth. The very relaxing and healing experience helps clear the mind from everyday work, worries and stress. The resort also offers excursions, mountain biking, golf, Native American flute sessions at Crystal Grotto, and more.
MUST HIKE: Hike up to the vortex by the Kachina Woman Rock to experience the uplifting and healing energy of the vortex while enjoying the canyon views and the clear blue sky.
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Stress Reliever Reconnect with nature on 70 acres of the Enchantment Resort’s breathtaking scenery
After a long hike, try a 90-minute deep-tissue combo massage at Mii Amo Spa—it’s heavenly. Follow it with a deep mediation in the Crystal Grotto (a mustmust do).
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a relaxing retreat for the whole family. A tranquil destination with plenty of playful activities, including two championship golf courses.
Immerse yourself in Omni La Costa Resort & Spa’s endless leisure and outdoor activities. Golf, spa, tennis, swimming, shopping...the choices are endless! Tee off at the championship-level golf courses (yes, there are two), practice your backhand at one of 17 tennis courts, or discover serenity at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Slip into one of eight swimming pools, zip down a waterslide, or soak in the Villa Pool and Jacuzzi. The Edge adult pool offers an unparalleled location to drink up the cocktails and panoramic views while floating into the evening. The whole family will find something engaging to do! omnihotels.com/carlsbad
Satisfy your appetite at one of the five on-site restaurants. Try the Blue Fire Grill and taste the difference that local fresh ingredients make. As the seasons change, so does the menu. Try the Beef Rib Bourguignon, served with mushrooms, cal çot onions and yummy Yukon Gold potato galette. And you really can’t go wrong by ending the meal with a Meyer Lemon Tart with Blackberry Meringue.
Schedule a facial and body treatment at the resort’s world-class spa. Arrive an hour early to enjoy the luxury amenities. Start with the steam room, take a plunge into the cold or hot tubs, slip into the sauna, grab a cup of tea and make your way into the serene, comfortable and quiet lounge area until your name is called for your treatment. The Citrus Radiance Body Treatment will leave you aglow. A gentle exfoliation with pure cane sugar steeped in organic lemon and amber oils prepares your skin for a luxurious, radiant jojoba butter massage.
Luxury Links The resort has two 18-hole championship golf courses
Stroll The Shops at La Costa— where high fashion meets casual resort wear. Check out the Lilly Pulitzer boutique. The Marketplace offers a delicious assortment of grab-and-go food, sweets, ice cream, Peet’s coffee, and exclusive gifts. It’s also open 24 hours. Perhaps you’re there for a party or wedding? There’s even a flower mart to take care of any last-minute needs, and local delivery is available.
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Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
MUST EXPLORE: San Diego is so much more than sun and beach! Not that you’ll want to leave the resort, but perhaps on your way in or out, you might feel compelled to explore a few of the local attractions—the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Legoland, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and so much more!
Hilltop Haven La Costa’s stylish Spanish architecture is found overlooking its 600-plus acres
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Our TRACY O’CONNOR slips away to Scotland on a fairytale getaway
The 2015 Rugby World Cup brought us to England, but a love for shortbread and tartan carried us north to Scotland. We exchanged the battlefields of contemporary sports for those of ancient Caledonia. Scotland is a traveler’s mecca of bucolic beauty, wooded glens, glimmering lochs, and equally vibrant culture. Exploring Scotland for the first time is like traveling back in time where myth and legend are alive and well. The bonnie hills that smell of peat, wild heather, and chimney smoke invoke emotions of humming Scottish bard Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne.
Castles are everywhere. Edinburgh Castle is a treasure trove of history, while Dunrobin and Stalker, the latter built in 1320, are particularly fairytale-ish.
Culloden House, Inverness (above). Georgian elegance and lavish hospitality make this mansion an ideal basecamp to the Highlands, Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield. cullodenhouse.co.uk
Ben Nevis Whisky is made from pure glacial streams. Tour the distillery, nestled at the base of Britain’s tallest mountain, and sip the syrup of the gods. bennevisdistillery.com
The distractingly beautiful Glencoe Valley. Rolling hills, rugged peaks, meandering streams and, if you’re lucky (like I was here), rainbows and unicorns (Scotland’s official animal). glencoescotland.com
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Photograph the Highland Cow (or ‘coo’ in Scottish), the beloved mascot of the glen. Admired for his burly body, shaggy hair, and rugged good looks.
Thanks to the chilly waters, Scottish larder is known for nonpareil seafood. Try Michelinstarred The Kitchin in Edinburgh for a contemporary take on traditional fare. thekitchin.com
The Highlands and the Islands. The Highlands are the historical soul of Scotland, while the Outer Hebrides Isles, including Skye, Mull and Iona, all have something unique to offer.
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When visiting NYC, The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is a timeless must-stay. A true Manhattan experience for sophisticated, well-heeled travelers.
The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel’s Superior suite is elegantly appointed and reminiscent of an English residence with traditional furnishings, hardwood floors, custom rugs, luxurious fabrics and handsome artwork adorning the walls. You won’t need to pack your toiletries, since the bathrooms are well stocked with nice Kiehl’s products. 35 East 76th St., NY, 10021, 212-744-1600, therosewoodhotels.com/en/the-carlyle-new-york
Assuming you’ve already experienced the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and other popular, iconic NY attractions, perhaps you’re now ready for something more offbeat. Fischbach Food Tour: Take a guided tour of some of NY’s most iconic eateries—from hot dogs at Katz’s Deli and mouth-watering bagels at Ess-a-Bagel to worldfamous cheesecake at the original Junior’s and homemade ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream. fischbachfoodtour.com
Accomplice Tour Part game, part theater, part tour. You’ll be taken on a journey through NYC streets, aided by clues and mysterious cast members located throughout various locations. Groups, consisting of ten people, wander the streets, piecing together clues to make it to the finish. accomplicetheshow.com
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The Carlyle Restaurant – You’ll be impressed the moment you walk in. With its mirrored alcoves, dramatic floral arrangements, and white-gloved wait staff, it’s the perfect environment to enjoy an exquisite meal. The menu is seasonally motivated from the Executive Chef. There’s a reason everyone orders the Dover Sole, sautéed and served with spinach and roasted potatoes—a signature classic dish.
Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. Come for the classic cocktails and nightly jazz. Named in honor of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the classic Madeline children’s books, Bemelmans Bar is a timeless location that continues to attract socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls with an extensive drink menu and nightly live entertainment. Check out the murals on the walls. They are originals by Ludwig Bemelmans. He painted them in exchange for free nights at the Carlyle. Their signature Gin-Gin Mule is the perfect pre-dinner aperitif.
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MUST STAY: Rustic Elegance The room’s casual comfort blends seamlessly with the modern textures
Just a few hours’ drive south of San Francisco in the Monterey Peninsula is the charmingly idyllic Carmel Valley. Need a romance rekindler? The Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a charming getaway with an epicurean spirit and a soothing soul. Surrounded by 28 acres of lush lavender, sun-drenched grapevines and sublime mountain views, this idyllic escape in the Carmel Valley is a soothing departure from the everyday hectic life. Back to romance, all rooms include a two-person soaking tub, plush robes, fireplaces, and formal dining tables, plus lavish king-size featherbeds with goose-down comforters and Italian linens. Get the picture? You’re Welcome Bernardus Lodge & Spa’s floral salute
Loving Lucia The resort’s delightful dining experience
Check out Lucia Restaurant, helmed by notable chef Cal Stamenov. His farm-to-table dishes are carefully culled from Chef Cal Stamenov his private home garden, a lush two-acre organic playground The resort’s with 150+ fruit trees and heirloom spa sanctuary vegetables. Try the sinful Butter Braised Maine Lobster composed heightens all with sweet corn purée, tarrayour senses. The garden-to-treatment philoso- gon and finished with a black phy redefines effortless relaxation. truffle vinaigrette. And, of course, Stamenov’s signature brick-oven Try the Japanese Balancing pizzas. Cocktails? Try Jalisco Heat Massage—a healing experience that incorporates a vitalizing mix and the Kentucky Waffle. of shiatsu-inspired techniques used to open energy pathways. Kinmoxei wild lime silk oil is used to energize, warm and help Ooh-la-Spa restore the body to perfect Bernardus balance. Ahhh! Spa helps
The famed 17-Mile Drive in scenic Pebble Beach is widely recognized body, mind as one of the most scenic in the world. The famous coastal road runs and spirit through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest. Among the treasures found along 17-Mile Drive are the Lone Cypress (pictured)—one of California’s best-known landmarks, and the Pebble Beach golf course.
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Geometric shapes, luxe, ﬂowing fabric, explosive patterns and old-school glamour: hallmarks of a dazzling fashion brand with global appeal, and a vision from the minds of an unlikely duo. For designers Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof, fate intervened in a major way. It was 3 a.m. in Munich when the two bumped into each other on a night out. At the time the German-born Runhof had just ﬁnished his ﬁrst collection, and Nashville native Talbot was working as a successful electrical engineer. They had an instant connection, one that inspired a partnership that would eventually become the Talbot Runhof brand. Together they embody the true beauty of when opposites attract—Adrian, with his artistic touch and fashion background, and Johnny, who oﬀers a more mathematical approach and an eye for impeccable construction. The results are one-of-a-kind pieces—unique, forward-thinking and exquisitely crafted. But between dressing celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez, expanding their collections, and even creating elaborate costumes for art and stage productions, what does down-time look like for these proliﬁc designers? We caught up with Adrian Runhof to talk about his favorite go-to places in the City of Angels. –Courtney Fortune
On and Off the Plane Where do you stay? The Petit
What’s in your carry-on?
Have drinks? With my girls,
How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I always
Ermitage in West Hollywood. It’s a gem. I love my early mornings at the pool, and dining in the rooftop garden is just divine. the Tower Bar at Sunset Tower. With my boys, Mickeyʼs on Santa Monica Boulevard.
My heavy cotton piqué t-shirt and jogger combo from a Munich brand, A Kind of Guise. Fabulous.
pre-order ﬂowers, but the Petit Ermitage also already knows that I love to have a great bottle What are your packing essentials? of red wine and chocolate chip cookies around. Camouﬂage joggers, oversized t-shirts, my Rick Owens boots, How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? The funny Nike Flyknit shoes, and the thing is, the more tired I am, best: no socks. the fresher I look. And viceversa. So I don’t need to do anything. Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning ﬂight. What do you wish LA had more of that you have in New York?
Talbot Runhof SS16 collection
Adrain Runhof flanked by models in Talbot Runhof
What do you wish New York had that LA has? A more laid-
back vibe—less uptight.
Adrian‛s LA Favorites Shop:
The Way We Wore— the most amazing store for vintage clothing, accessories and textiles.
I love views, and one of the most amazing in LA is from the restaurant at the Soho House.
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Laguna Beach. I don’t know if it’s appropriate to share here, but it’s the only beach I’ve ever had sex on.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu. The setting is spectacular; so is the art, let alone the breathtaking story of its founder.
Neighborhoods: I love to walk, even in LA. I once walked from WeHo to downtown. I passed a million neighborhoods, and they were all amazing.
Come join the Celebration It’s BritWeek’s 10th Anniversary
This year, BritWeek toasts its 10th Anniversary in Los Angeles, celebrating the creative bond between the UK and Los Angeles. The events start on April 23, and go through May 8. BritWeek 2016 will be even bigger and better with events all over the city. Highlights include a tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a one-night-only performance titled Murder, Lust, & Madness, produced and directed by Shakespeare expert Louis Fantasia and featuring such acclaimed actors as Ioan Gruffudd, Harry Hamlin, Stacy Keach, Sir Patrick Stewart, Michael York and others, who will take to the stage for an evening of theater and music at the The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on April 23, 2016. BritWeek will also celebrate its 10th anniversary with a very exciting British Invasion—a themed party with entertainment from some of your favorite musicians and comedians, the finest food and custom cocktails—LA’s most eclectic red carpet and dancing under (and with) the stars. On May 5, get your front-row seats at the Genlux/BritWeek Designer of the Year Fashion Show honoring brilliant British designer Julien MacDonald. BritWeek events also include music, art, fashion, theater, business and more! Visit britweek.org to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and events.
We have a great lineup of events. Here are some of the highlights: Apr 23 - Shakespeare: Murder, Lust and Madness - a tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare in verse, song and prose. Apr 25 - VIP Private Art Reception at The Getty Center Apr 27 - BritWeek Business Innovation Awards in association with the UK government May 1 - British Invasion: 10th Anniversary Celebration Event
May 5 - GET A SEAT IN THE FRONT ROW FOR THE FASHION SHOW OF THE YEAR The Genlux/BritWeek Designer of the Year Award Fashion Show honoring designer Julien MacDonald. The event will also feature a tribute to British designer Zandra Rhodes, who is being honored with the Genlux/BritWeek Fashion Icon Award. For tickets visit genlux.com
BRITWEEK LOS ANGELES April 23 - May 8 BRITWEEK.org