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PRINT IT! Forget boring solids, we go print on print on print on print... ALTERING EGO The many sides of genius singer/songwriter Ivy Levan. BRING ON THE CAVALLARI She’s back! It’s Kristin from E!’s hit show, Very Cavallari. KELLY+NEIL V2 We bring famed photog Neil Kirk and Kelly Gray together again.

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STEPHEN KAMIFUJI CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE

Karl Lagerfeld, who considered himself European (his father was Swiss, but Karl was born in Germany and lived in France), was the world’s most famous and prolific designer of our time. He invented his caricature look with his sunglasses, powdered ponytail, black jeans, fingerless gloves, black fitted jacket, and starched collars. He attributed his success to never being satisfied and never looking back. Though he grew up wanting to be a cartoonist or illustrator, Karl’s career path started in 1954 when he entered the International Wool Secretariat fashion competition and won the coat category. It changed the world for Karl, who didn’t know he could make a living in fashion. He apprenticed under Pierre Balmain for three years until he left for Jean Patou, where he stayed for five. He then freelanced for Krizia, Ballantyne, Charles Jourdan, Valentino, and Chloé, where he remained for over ten years. His many decades-long stints at CHANEL and FENDI would solidify his position as fashion’s most enduring designer. He approached his work and dictatorial design process philosophically. He was decisive and made no excuses for being unwaveringly resolute in his process. Karl would often say, “Every decision is a final refusal,” an axiom he would, perhaps mistakenly, attribute to Baruch Spinoza.

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Karl also enjoyed retelling the story of Lady Mendle, the interior designer who authored T he House of Good Taste. The story goes that when presenting ideas to Henry Clay Frick, she offered only one design concept. When Frick inquired about a second, she said, “No second options.” The notion that if you are hiring the best to design for you and you trust their judgment implicitly, therefore, why, in God’s divine plan, would there be a need for a second option? For Karl, this philosophy was embraced by both FENDI and CHANEL. Karl worked tirelessly on 14 collections per year and loved his position, where he was dedicated to design and design only. The other duties were handed off to experts whom he appreciated greatly, and he especially didn’t like to speak about marketing. “We aren’t selling cars,” Karl once said. He also didn’t allow his customers to dictate his design. “I don’t think about consumers. Don’t flatter other people’s taste.” He appreciated the support that the brands gave to his design; regardless of his demands, they bent to his whims. Take, for example, the elaborate and immensely costly transformations of the Grand Palais for his CHANEL fashion shows. Karl lived alone in his Left Bank apartment, save for a Birman cat named Choupette—known famously for her diamond necklaces, a personal maid, her travels on private jets, and her Instagram account. Today, as the models held back tears on their last walk in a Karl Lagerfeld-for -CHANEL fashion show, reality set in that Karl wouldn’t be coming out to take a final bow. Farewell, Mr. Lagerfeld, may you rest in peace.

ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

Today was Karl’s last show for CHANEL. The king of fashion is gone. The genius who designed for CHANEL since 1982, FENDI since 1965, and his eponymous collection since 1984, died on February 19th. He was 85.


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Rochelle Gores Fredston and Mary Alice Haney hosted Learning Lab Ventures’ second annual Winter Gala. The event, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, was sponsored by FarFetch, the fashion e-com company, and honored Irena and Mike Medavoy, and Elizabeth Chambers and Armie Hammer, for their philanthropic endeavors. Guests included Kate Bosworth, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Maye Musk, NJ Goldston, and Angela Sarafyan. Learning Lab Ventures’ mission statement: To disrupt generational poverty via intensive after-school education and enrichment programming. We aim to enable high-achieving underrepresented students to graduate from top colleges equipped with the degree, skills, and experience they need to excel in the workforce and beyond. learninglabventures.org

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Valentino coat, $6200; Valentino dress, $5980, Valentino boutiques Alexis Bittar thread wrapped circle clip earring, $595, alexisbittar.com

Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: MINDY SAAD / Genlux Executive Fashion Editor Model: ROSE B / Click Models, New York Makeup and Hair: ROBERTO MORELLI / Link Agency Nail Artist: DARIA HARDEMAN / Wilhelmina Artists Stylist Assistants: AJAI JOHNSON, MELISSA J. MITCHELL Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Step aside you boring solids! It’s time to celebrate life’s bold, exotic, colorful prints!

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Roberto Cavalli 'Tiger Twiga' bustier top, $1775; Roberto Cavalli 'Tiger Twiga' trouser, $925; Roberto Cavalli 'Tiger Twiga' dress, $1195, robertocavalli.com Zero + Maria Cornejo 'Lissy' shoe, $625, zeromariacornejo.com Left arm: R.J Graziano leopard print bracelets, rjgraziano.com Alexis Bittar orbiting hinge lucite bracelet, $375, alexisbittar.com Right arm: R.J Graziano leopard print, rjgraziano.com Alexis Bittar orbiting hinge lucite bracelet, $375, alexisbittar.com

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Giuseppe Zanotti 'Amelia' cheetah-print silk vest, $2425, Giuseppe Zanotti boutique, Houston, 713-439-7061; giuseppezanotti.com Delacruz dress, @ delacruzofficial (Instagram) R.J Graziano leopard print bracelets, $55 each, rjgraziano.com

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Zimmermann corsage lantern blouse, $759; Zimmermann corsage tailored vest, $595; Zimmermann corsage tailed pant, $575, us.zimmermannwear.com Umbrella, stylist's own

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Zero + Maria Cornejo 'Curve Lui' tank in Ticia patchwork top, $595; Zero + Maria Cornejo long skirt in Ticia patchwork jacquard, $795; Zero + Maria Cornejo 'Lissy' shoe, $625, zeromariacornejo.com Christian Dior saddle belt embroidered with multicolor leather flowers and hearts, $4900, Dior boutiques, 800-929-DIOR RJ Graziano bangles, $55 each, rjgraziano.com Laruicci earrings, laruicci.com

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Missoni sweater, $1755; Missoni lace skirt, $2125; Missoni viscose pant, $1195; Missoni, light blue scarf, $675, Missoni, dark blue scarf, Missoni, NYC, 212-517-9339, missoni.com Valentino Garavani sneakers, $895, Valentino boutiques Carolee glass crystal earring, $125; Carolee glass crystal, glass pearl, silver tone plated brass bracelet, $250, carolee.com

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Gucci flower lurex jacquard long-sleeve mini-dress, $6200; Gucci tiger-printed cotton high-waist pant, $1700; Gucci low-heel white leather pump with bow, $890; Gucci red leather spherical mini shoulder bag with metal double “G” and detachable leather strap, $1790, gucci.com Alexis Bittar metal and thread frame earring, $645, alexisbittar.com

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Etro top, $1499; Etro pant, $2028, etro.com Christian Dior multi-color Toile de Jouy pattern tote, $2950, Dior boutiques, 800-929-DIOR

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ALTERING EGOS Like a chameleon

on steroids, the soulful singer-slash-songwriter Ivy Levan is capable of morphing into a litany of cool characters. Check out the music videos off her new EP and youʼll see exactly what we mean.

VERSACE neon bandeau top, $375, VERSACE, Beverly Hills, 310-205-3921, versace.com YVY sheer black mesh kimono, $893, yvy.ch Kae West sheer mesh leggings, $125, kae-west.com Left hand: Purple Grayse 'Stardust stone ring, $575, Ribbon' studded lillianshalom.com gown, $2995, ShoeDazzle 'Lola' mkgrayse.com boot, over-the-knee All jewelry by shoedazzle.com Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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VERSACE neon blazer, $2495, VERSACE, Beverly Hills, 310-205-3921, versace.com Dior knit bra, $1250, Dior boutiques nationwide, 800-929-Dior Maison Alexandrine high-waist trouser, alexandrine.com.br; CLD PR, Los Angeles Stuart Weitzman 'Anny 105' yellow neon pump, $398, stuartweitzman.com Astrid & Miyu mystic ring; Adrianna Papell solitaire earring, adriannapapell.com Rad + Refined cateye sunglasses, radandrefined.com

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Your breakfast? Almond milk latte. Role model? Whitney Houston Trading places? I'd trade with Elon Musk. Three blessings? My ability to express myself through my music and art, food, and Netflix. Your passion? Singing. I just released my new EP FUCC IT. Charity affiliation? PETA and any LGBT support group.

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At first sight, it’s hard to take Ivy Levan seriously as a singer. She’s got a model-gorgeous face and a nearly six-foot-size-two-frame, all of which calls for a certain degree of skepticism. However, once she opens her mouth, and you hear her soulful voice, all bets are off. She’s the complete package, delivering a rich, clear and powerful performance. Want proof? Google ‘Ivy Levan Drive My Car,’ and catch her mesmerizing duet with Sting, or watch her music video for Her, one of the five solid tracks off of her new EP, FUCC IT. The album showcases her strong, convincing, I-will-hurt-you vocals. —SK

Biggest risk? Moving to LA from Bentonville, Arkansas with my mother at 16.

First heartbreak? High school boyfriend. I’m sure I wrote about it in a song or two.

Childhood bullying? My mind, my height, my lips. Honestly, you name it and I was probably bullied for it.

What's next? Hell if I know! Just goin’ for the ride...

Sports activity? I wish I was better at bowling and when I’m not good at bowling I wish I was a better sore loser. Physical change? I wish I had longer nail beds. Biggest fear? Drowning seems hella scary. Spirit animal? Lucille Ball and Morticia Addams hybrid.

Ivy, on a scale of 1-10; please rate yourself on the following: Competitive: 10 Romantic: 10 Sensitive: 9 Affectionate: 13 Driven: 10 Fashionable: 7 Forgiving: 11

Photographer: JONNY MARLOW / JonnyMarlow.com Stylist: SAULÚ SANTANA / SauluSantana.com Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Makeup: UZO for NARS Cosmetics Makeup Assistant: ALIX MIRMAN Stylist Assistant: ANASTASIA ZNOVA Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux Location: Special thanks to SALLY FORESTER JONES SFJ Luxury Real Estate / SallyForesterJones.com

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Michael Kors Collection black sequin viscose jersey bikini gown, $3895, select Michael Kors stores, michaelkors. com, 866-709-KORS LH: H. Crowne gunmetal talons, $300, hcrowne.com LH thumb: H. Crowne black rings, $240, hcrowne.com

VALENTINO lace gown, $9800, VALENTINO boutiques, valentino.com DIOR knit bra, $1250; DIOR knit underwear, $1050, DIOR boutiques, 800-929-DIOR RH: H. Crowne black rings, $240, hcrowne.com

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Amorphose golden yellow dress, amorphose.net DSquared 'The Giant' high-heel sandal, $1990, dsquared.com CARTIER diamond platinum collection earrings, CARTIER boutiques nationwide, 1- 800-CARTIER

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DIOR long skirt in feather embroidered black tulle; DIOR Ballet floral monkey ring, both available by special order; DIOR Etoile pump, $1190; DIOR J’aDior headband, $240; DIOR boutiques nationwide, 1-800-929-DIOR CARTIER Juste un Clou bracelet, 18K rosegold, $6800, CARTIER boutiques nationwide, 1-800-CARTIER Dead Lotus Couture latex crop top, $230, deadlotuscouture.com

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VERSACE printed button-up, $1295; VERSACE 90s vintage logo sandals, $875, VERSACE, Beverly Hills, 310-205-3921 Dsquared 'MarshaInside-Out' lamb leather short, $1790, Dsquared, NYC, 212-966-3487 CARTIER diamond platinum collection earrings; RH index finger: Coup d'Éclat de Cartier ring, 18K white gold, diamonds, $37,000, CARTIER boutiques nationwide, 1-800-CARTIER

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Rinaldy Yunardi crystal hat, custom at RinaldyYunardi.com Salvatore Ferragamo leather overalls, $5500, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide, 866-337-7242, ferragamo.com

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Alexandre Vauthier satin jacket in nut, $2546; Satin pant in nut, $1330, for retailers visit alexandrevauthier.com YVY harness, $714, yvy.ch Christian Louboutin ‘Metrolisse’ pony hair leopard-print 100mm thigh-high boot, $3295, Christian Louboutin, Beverly Hills, and Horatio boutiques, christianlouboutin.com

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Nats Getty Strike Oil exclusive hand-painted 'Evolution/Revolution' biker jacket, $2500, strikeoil.com Dust + Beau leather bra, dustandbeau.com DIOR knit underwear, $1050, DIOR boutiques nationwide, 1-800-929-DIOR Christian Louboutin ‘Tokyozip’ neoprene graffiti print 100mm boot, $1645, Christian Louboutin, Madison and Horatio boutiques, NYC, christianlouboutin.com

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Roberto Cavalli Green Tiger Twiga crop top, $1195, Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006 Red Valentino belted leather short, $1295, redvalentino.com Sig Ward Jewelry 'Shooting Star' ring, $7050, sigwardjewelry.com Miranda Frye 'Solar' earrings, mirandafrye.com Amber Thayer 'Goddess' necklace, amberthayer.com Ruthie Davis 'Golden Dragon' shoe, $280, ruthiedavis.com

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BRING ON THE CAVALLARI One of reality television’s original frenemies is back! Kristin Cavallari is executive producer of her own show, Very Cavallari, on E! Here, the New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur chats with our COURTNEY FORTUNE about her life after Orange County.

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Alice McCall crop top, $245; Leather skirt, $395, alicemccall.com Uncommon James 'Baller' earrings, $74, uncommonjames.com

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lot has changed since Kristin Cavallari lit up our small screens on Laguna Beach and The Hills. With three small children, a successful fashion brand and a New York Times best-seller, the once-iconic TV frenemy has been keeping very busy. And once again we are welcomed into her world as it unfolds on season 2 of her E! show Very Cavallari, which captures the drama of married life and the daily grind of running a busy lifestyle brand. When I caught up with Kristin at her Nashville home (did I mention she has a farm now?), I had to ask what inspired her return to reality TV. "Originally the show was not supposed to be about my life at all, and I had planned for it to really just focus on my jewelry line, Uncommon James. I saw it as an opportunity to showcase the brand." But soon, she came around to the idea of sharing her life with viewers again, including reservations of course: "I have a family to think about now. I need to do what's best for them." But ultimately the idea was too tempting to pass up, and she invited cameras into the couple's Nashville estate, to follow her every-day life with husband, former NFL quarterback, Jay Cutler. We also see tensions arise behind the scenes of Uncommon James' shiny exterior. Navigating married life, mom duties and running a multifaceted business is complicated on its own, but throw in a TV crew following your every move and things can get dicey fast. Kristin takes it all in stride. After all, she's done this before. "I don't sugarcoat things, and it's not always perfect, but I have nothing to hide, and at the end of the day, for Jay and I, it's just about having open communication about our marriage. There are no hidden cameras; we put it all out there." When asked about her experience filming Very Cavallari and how it differs from her time on Laguna Beach and The Hills, Kristin describes the freedom she feels being the executive producer of her show. "I love being on that side of it; there's a security in knowing that I'm in control. Everything you see on the show is real because we're the ones deciding what

happens next." A very different story from the manipulation and plot-weaving reportedly endured in the past. As she reflects on her days as a teenager growing up in the spotlight, Kristin says she wishes that she could tell her younger self to enjoy the moment more. "I wouldn't have worried about the future so much," she says. "There are a lot of moments I'm not proud of, and a lot of moments that don't represent who I am, but everything I went through on those shows made me look inward and turned me into the woman I am today. So it was all worth it." And that woman now has a new outlook and trajectory. Her focus is on family and the Uncommon James brand. The launch of Little James is particularly meaningful because both she and her kids are inspired and excited by every piece in the collection. "Uncommon James is in a great place; I'm learning a lot of things as I go along, and I get to know and take pride in the process. I'm very confident with the direction." For Kristin, the brand represents the modern woman and a woman who wears many hats, like herself. She aims to choose pieces that are effortless, which can be thrown on and instantly stylish. It's also important to her that her collections are affordable and accessible to everyone. Looking ahead, Kristin is excited for the evolution of her businesses and continuing the journey as an accomplished author. Her book, Balancing In Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work, earned her a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list. And the follow-up, True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar, has been met with acclaim. She has goals to expand her philanthropic reach to the issues she cares about most, including wellness assistance for young children. But for now, Kristin is gearing up for Season 2 of Very Cavallari which she reveals, "Gets much more personal, and you see a lot more of my life outside the office." Reportedly, heads will roll on episode one, like any good premier, and we get to see the dynamics shift at home and in her marriage. From there, we will have to watch to see how things develop. But whatever happens next for Kristin, we will all stay tuned. G

Photographer: @GENLUX Stylist: MEGAN KELLEY megankelleystyle.com / @kittens_not_bombs Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com / @robertsteinken1 Makeup: DENIKA BEDROSSIAN / CloutierRemix Stylist Assistant: MEGAN ABBOUD Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Vitor Zerbinato dress, $900, vitorzerbinato.com.br Rock Her fine jewelry diamond drop earrings and rings, rockher.com

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Fabiana Milazzo dress, $1113, Fabiana Milazzo, Melrose Place, LA fabianamilazzo.com.br Sig Ward Jewelry ring, $6700, sigwardjewelry.com Pacman tortoise-resin drop earrings in white shell, accessoryconcierge.com

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Roberto Cavalli Green Tiger Twiga crop top, $1195, Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006 Red Valentino belted leather short, $1295, redvalentino.com Sig Ward Jewelry 'Shooting Star' ring, $7050, sigwardjewelry.com Miranda Frye 'Solar' earrings, mirandafrye.com Amber Thayer 'Goddess' necklace, amberthayer.com Ruthie Davis 'Golden Dragon' shoe, $280, ruthiedavis.com

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REDValentino t-shirt, $195, Alice McCall redvalentino.com crop top, $245; 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather skirt, $395, short, $375, alicemccall.com Saks Fifth Uncommon Avenue, Beverly'Baller' Hills, James 310-275-4211 earrings, $74, Nadri earrings, uncommonjames.com $75, nadri.com Vintage lace gloves

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Vitor Zerbinato dress, $900, vitorzerbinato.com.br Rock Her fine jewelry diamond drop earrings and rings, rockher.com VERSACE floral tights, $575, saksfifthave.com

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Grayse crystal fringe gown, $3495, mkgrayce.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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KIRK+KELLY REVISITED In the late ��s, you couldn’t peruse

a fashion magazine without seeing Neil Kirk’s brilliant photos of Kelly Gray in those ads for St. John—the iconic brand founded by her parents. Today, the California-based beauty has a new luxury fashion firm, Grayse. Here, GENLUX pairs the dynamic duo for round two.

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Grayse 'Stardust Ribbon' studded gown, $2995, mkgrayse.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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uring the 90s, one couldn't pick up a fashion magazine without seeing blonde beauty Kelly Gray, the face of St. John, sandwiched between a crew of manly models. Never mind that she was the daughter of Robert and Marie Gray, who founded St. John in 1962, the ads worked and helped propel the brand through the stratosphere. The images, shot in exotic locations around the world, were through the lens of photographer Neil Kirk, one of fashion's finest shooters. But Kelly wasn't just a pretty face; she was also smart and talented enough to be named the president of St. John in 1996. At only 29, she was the youngest president on the New York Stock Exchange. Kelly and Neil worked together up until 2005 when the company was sold to a private equity firm, and Gisele Bündchen became the new face. "The last shoot we did for St. John was in Scotland at the Downton Abbey house where we had the Scottish rock star campaign," Kelly remembers. "We had picnic blankets and bottles of Jack Daniels. Thinking back, we did make it look like a rockstar photo shoot. I had a guitar strapped to my back but didn't realize how heavy it was and fell right off the amp. You'll see shots of me with just my feet in the air." Since those St. John days, Kelly launched a fashion partnership, Royal Underground, with Mötley Crüe guitarist Nikki Sixx; now, she has a new brand, Grayse (pronounced grace), that she started with her mom. For our Genlux shoot, Neil Kirk flew out from London, and the image-making chemistry was still there. "It's funny, but I enjoyed being in front of the camera this time of my life," Kelly says, "During the St. John shoots, 90 percent of the time I would have a panic attack before, and I'd be sweating during the shoots."

Here, Kelly answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire: Describe yourself: In a few words, I would say I'm complicated, decadent, agile, sexy, intense. I'm more Freddy Mercury than Elon Musk. Your breakfast? I didn't have breakfast; I only eat when I'm hungry. Diet regimen? I'm on a program where I'm either fasting or eating off the fat of the lamb. I was extraordinarily sedentary and was having difficulty feeling joy or pleasure. I guess what you call clinically depressed. Scott Jansen was my trainer back in the St. John days. He recently launched his new 'Fast. Eat. Live. System,' so I tried it. It gave me the breath of life. In four months, I lost 40 pounds, but it only took me four days to rewire my brain and see the world as a positive place. So I have to give Scott a shout-out for that transformation. His website is ignitestoredenergy.com. I'm active, and I'm dancing again. The athlete in me is waking up, although I'm not sure she was ever there...poor thing. First job? I was 12 and worked as a receptionist at St. John Knits during summer vacation. I answered the phone and did payroll. My parents were very adamant about me having a strong work ethic. Coincidentally, I remember we had 333 employees, and I made the minimum wage of $3.33. Your charity? I firmly believe in second chances, so I volunteer at maximum security prisons as a life coach. I've been to California City Prison, Lancaster, Richard J. Donovan in San Diego, and Singh Singh in New York. On the other end of the spectrum, I fundraise for DADA, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. It's a dance school for underprivileged kids. Giving kids a chance is a fulfillment I've not found in other work. Character change? I wish I had more patience.

Biggest risk? Starting my brand after being part of a half-billiondollar business. I'm going against the trend of the world and following my heart, which is always a risk in business or life. Wall Street measures your business as to how scalable it is, but I gauge it from how many compliments my customer received while wearing Grayse. Early dues? At St. John, my father said we had to outperform everyone around us by double. We had to be smarter, faster, and work longer hours. The day I was named the president, the stock dropped 20 points. I had a dozen interviews for that job and had to convince a room full of analysts that I was qualified. Childhood bullying? Oh, gosh, I was bullied for everything! My parents dressed me in little St. John, which wasn't popular in Newport Beach in the 70s. I was like a very small adult, so it was very difficult for me to relate to children and to make friends. I did not want to be a loner, but I was extremely unpopular and didn't socialize well. I could handle an adult cocktail party with no degree of difficulty, but the school playground was like a war zone for me. I truly believe the core of my strength is the degree of difficulty that childhood was for me. It's directly proportionate to how much strength I have today as an adult. Physical change? Well, I'm naturally muscular with an athletic build. I always wanted to be lean and waify like Kate Moss. First heartbreak? Truthfully, it was my first husband. I married my first love. We met in our early 20s and married when we were 28. He was a musician who was not cut out for marriage. He left me quite heartbroken. What's next? I was to take Grayse international. We have interest from Germany. I'd like to see what the temperature is for our brand in Europe. It may be time for us to venture back out to the international waters. G

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On Shireen Crutchfield: Grayse 'Crystal Illusion' strappy dress, $995; On Perry Mattfeld: 'Crystal Illusion' tank, $495, 'Crystal Illusion' leggings, $1295; On Kelly: Grayse 'Crystal Illusion' gown $2795; On Lexis Bouza: 'Crystal Illusion' modal cocktail dress, $1295, mkgrayse.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com


Photographer: NEIL KIRK / #NEILKIRK Models: (l-r) SCOTT JANSEN, SHIREEN CRUTCHFIELD (SEATED), PERRY MATTFELD, KYLE KLEIBOEKER, KELLY, LEXIS BOUZA, DANTE SPENCER DigiTech+Lighting: ROBERT MORRIS / romocam@gmail.com Hair: /Makeup: TROY JENSEN using tarlet Muse Lipstick Collection, threecustom.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Grayse 'Stardust Ribbon' studded gown, $2995, mkgrayse.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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(l-r) On Perry: Grayse 'Crystal Fire' halter gown, $1995; On Kelly: 'Crystal Fire' harness gown, $2250; On Bre Mueck, 'Crystal Fire' asymmetrical cap-sleeve dress, $1195; On Shireen Crutchfield, 'Crystal Fire' strappy dress, $795, mkgrayse.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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Grayse 'Micro PavĂŠ' splitsleeve ribbed jacket, $1295, mkgrayse.com All jewelry by Margaret Rowe, margaretrowe.com

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Libertine dress, $1100, ilovelibertine.com Jimmy Choo 'Bowie' glitter booties, $995, jimmychoo.com Melody Ehsani earrings, $48, melodyehsani.com Cirari tanzanite ring, $24,422, cirari.com

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ECLECTIC AVENUE Time to rise and shine this season! Drive down the road of glitter, shimmer and gleam!

Photographer: HOLLY PARKER / HollyParker.com Stylist: HOLLY COPELAND / HollyCopeland.com Model: VERANIKA IRBIS / Industry Model Mgmt, LA Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com using René Furterer Makeup: MADDIE NORTH / Wilhelmina Artists using Kevyn Aucoin DigiTech+Lighting: ROBERT MORRIS / romocam@gmail.com Retoucher: GONZALO PONCE / GonzaloPonce.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Alberta Ferretti 'Thursday' sweater, $650, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Yves Saint Laurent blouse, $1590; Juan Carlos Obando pant, $795, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Loriblu shoe, @loribluofficial Ben Bridge teardrop earrings, $899, benbridge.com Cirari goldstacked ring, $2995, cirari.com

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Dolce and Gabbana jacket with vest, $3345, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Fabiana Milazzo pant, $260, fabianamilazzo.com.br Elizabeth Garvin earrings, $2930; rings, $1740 each, both elizabeth-garvinfine.myshopify.com

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Amen dress, $605, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jimmy Choo 'Diamond' sneakers, $895, jimmychoo.com Kir fringe earrings, $165, kircollection.com Elizabeth Garvin ring, $1740, elizabeth-garvinfine.myshopify.com

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Greta Constantine jumpsuit, $1245, gretaconstantine.com Jimmy Choo 'Anouk' heel, $725, jimmychoo.com Lilou earrings, $83; and stacked lune ring, $74, lilouparis.com/gb/ Vianna Brasil ring, viannabrasil.com Jerome Dreyfuss clutch, $360, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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Balmain jacket, $4750; and bodysuit, $1350, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jimmy Choo 'Lancer' heel, $850, jimmychoo.com Cutler and Gross sunglasses, $460, Cutler and Gross, West Hollywood, 424-777-0496 Lilou earrings, $76, lilouparis.com/gb/ Vianna Brasil ring, viannabrasil.com

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All Christian Dior: Dress, $19,000, knit bra, $1250, 'Tribales' earrings, $420, 'J’Adior' bracelet, $470, 'Dior' bracelet, price upon request/special order, Ballerina shoe, $650, DIOR nationwide 800-929-DIOR

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Area Studio dress, $595, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Vitor Zerbinato jacket, $580, vitorzerbinato.com Loriblu slingback heel, $425, loriblu.com Melody Ehsani earrings, $58, melodyehsani.com Cirari ring, $2995, cirari.com

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Teatum Jones trench, $1955; and pant, $695, made to order, teatumjones.com Cutler and Gross sunglasses, $495, Cutler and Gross, West Hollywood, 424-777-0496 Wandler 'Mia' tote, $1050, Available at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 VTSE Jewelry earrings, $9900, vtsejewelry.com

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IT’S TIA TIME STEELING HEARTS

Hawaiian-born Tia Carrere is mastering Hollywood. She‛s checked off most of the boxes: Starred in an iconic role (Wayne’sGrowing World); up in Scotland, Recipient of a Grammy Carly award Steel, the affable, (well, actually, it’s two, but saucer-eyed television personality, who’s counting); and now, dreamed of coming to America she’s starring Netflix toinbea like Alicia Silverstone’s comedy series—AJ and thein Clueless and character Queen. We caught up with hanging outTia with the cool kids. to chime in ourSTEPHEN Genlux Asonour KAMIFUJI finds, Take-Two Interview. she’s living proof that thoughts

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First job? Modeling for Japanese companies. Role model? I suppose that would be my maternal grandmother who raised me during my teen years. Three blessings? Health, family, and financial security. Your passion? Raising my brave, bold teenage girl, and contributing to the world creatively and philanthropically through volunteering. Charity work? Mostly our public school system for the past number of years, and Girl Scouts, where I was a troop leader for a few years. I also support Food On Foot and public radio stations KCRW and KPFK, and the Children’s Health Defense with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Biggest risk? Staying in LA when a boyfriend had stolen all my money and left me homeless. I moved into the hallway of my modeling agent’s home and worked hard to bring myself up again. Early dues? I was discovered at a grocery store and cast in my first movie Aloha Summer straight out of high school, but realized I knew nothing about acting at all. So I enrolled in

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acting classes and studied from eight hours almost every day for two years! Character change? And why would I want to shine a light on that and reveal it to you? Dream job? I’d love to work with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino! Best trait? I think my friends would say that I’m always ‘there’ for them when in need. Biggest fear? Being destitute in my old age. Best feature? My awareness. First heartbreak? When I realized my parents weren’t always going to be there and I couldn’t count on them to make me happy. Spirit animal? Raquel Welch. What’s next? This fabulous new Michael Patrick King and RuPaul show, AJ and the Queen, that we’re currently shooting for Netflix!

Okay, Tia, please rate yourself from 1-10 on the following: Competitive: 8 Romantic: 4 Sensitive: 1; No way I would’ve survived 35 years in this business if I was sensitive at all. Affectionate: 3 Driven: 11 Fashionable: 7; If I didn’t always wear black everything, I’d give myself a higher score.

Forgiving: 6; Meh, so/ lnaylor.com I can hold Photographer: LAUREN NAYLOR a grudge... Stylist: SARA ACEVEDO / SaraAcevedo.com Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / Celestine Agency Temperamental: O; I just get on with stuff and deal with it. Makeup: OMAYMA RAMZY Photographer: KEN WEINGART / WeingartPhoto.com Assistant KAYLA Critical:Stylist: With others a 1; ALLEN Stylist: ORETTA CORBELLI / OrettaCorbelli.com Location: LATANA MEDIA CAMPUS / latanasantamonica.com with myself, a 9. Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com Special thanks to Jeff Brown and Valerie James / cbre.com Generous: 9 Makeup: HELEN ROBERTSON / CelestineAgency.com using M.A.C. and Steve Valentine / ValentineGroupLA.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI @genlux Art Direction: STEPHEN Honest: 10 KAMIFUJI @genlux

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Carly leans on the sign marking building 5 of the Latana Media Campus, Santa Monica wearing Dolce & Gabbana coat, Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701 Stuart Weitzman Flash 75 boot, $675, stuartweitzman.com

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arly Steel zips up to our breakfast meeting spot in West Hollywood aboard her trusty steed, a Jamis Explorer 18-speed bicycle. "I don't drive," the two-time Emmy-winning television personality shares over avocado toast and water infused with chlorophyll. "I never have, though this year, I am going to learn." Today, the saucer-eyed interviewer agrees to be the interviewee. She has a distractingly flawless milky complexion—one she credits to Natura Bissé skincare. "And no, they don't gift me," she swiftly appends. "They're the only ones who don't." On her five-foot-eight-inch frame, she's wearing a black top by the Italian brand Amen. "I have a geeky story why I'm wearing this," Carly confesses. "I saw Taylor Swift with one of their sweatshirts on DailyMail.com, clicked on the ‘Shop the Look' link to Farfetch, and bought it!" A black, oversized tuxedo jacket by BCBG and some Wolford leggings, also black, complete her ensemble. "And I'm doing APM Monaco earrings," she adds, "I only have one hole in each ear, so I love to wear ear collars to make me look cooler than I actually am." Carly is pretty darn cool these days—spanning the globe for various celeb interviews or hanging with chums like Mariah Carey or Rebel Wilson. However, as she also reveals, it wasn't always so. "I was raised in Scotland and when I turned 10, everything fell apart," she says, "It was a rough time for me. I did well academically, but I wasn't one of the cool kids. I looked awful, and no one wanted to be my friend." She did have one friend, a Pakistani student named Saira. "She wasn't cool either," Carly says, "So every lunchtime for three years, we would hide up in the attic where the art studio was. We had a lot of fun and made the best of it. But there is one thing that I regret." Carly grew up in Lanarkshire, Scotland, the only child to parents who were also only children. Her father, an architect, and her mom, a teacher, taught Carly how to study for exams. At only 20, she earned a law degree with first honors from England's Durham University. In high school, Carly embraced movies like She's All That, Never Been Kissed, and she enjoyed reading Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High novels. "I saw Americans as being so cool and really wanted to move to America. I dreamed of being like Alicia Silverstone in Clueless or a sorority girl riding in the back of a Jeep Wrangler with the football team headed to the beach." The summer before Carly's last year in high school, she was determined to cement those dreams. "I knew what I had to do to be with the fun girls, so I gave myself a makeover," she says, "My mom took me to the Elizabeth Arden counter to learn to do makeup. I straightened my hair, had my ears pierced, changed

my clothes and accessories to be like Lauren—the coolest girl at school. I copied her style. I think that's where I learned to be a chameleon. I also developed my sense of humor when I wasn't cool. When I would make fun of myself first, then it would diffuse them laughing at me." Carly's plan worked. "I slowly infiltrated," Carly explains. "I was very nonchalant about it, when inside, I was so excited. I remember one of the girls, whose father was a famous Scottish television presenter, invited me to a concert, and my mom thought it was really cool that I was friends with the daughter. I remember gaining that sense of achievement because I've lived to please my parents." Those same mean girls that Carly felt isolated from and who called her ugly were now her friends. "How twisted is that," Carly realizes. "Now, I know better. But at the time, it was an insecurity thing." Perhaps worse was what happened to Saira. "Something I do regret was when I did get in that group, they made fun of the girl that I left behind. Maybe she's forgotten?" It's hard to imagine, but Carly was also painfully shy. "I wouldn't even want to go into stores with my mom because if the sales associate asked me a question, I would die!" she exclaims, "Ironically, now, because now I accost people as a skill." These days, it seems like Carly is friends with everyone. "Oh, I have enemies," she says, quick to name one, "like Jake Gyllenhaal. I interviewed Jake and Amy Adams for Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals. Tom Ford had given this big interview about how he didn't make Jake manscape. Now normally, I wouldn't be talking about manscaping, but the thing with a Tom Ford film is the aesthetic is almost as significant a talking point as the content—that's what Tom's about. Jake and Amy began talking about how they were on these extreme diets, so I brought up manscaping. It was meant to be a funny thing, but Jake got annoyed, and his response was, 'Really, Carly? Is this the quality of questioning that we are at now? Manscaping? Really?' And he freaked out and his publicist, who I really like, came flying out and said this is a disaster, and I had to leave the room with my tail between my legs and sit in the corner with my head held in shame. Needless to say, by the time we got the tape back that part was edited out." Our conversation shifts to animal hair—something Carly is highly allergic to—save for her hypoallergenic white Siberian cat named Khaleesi. "I was putting her in my Instagram photos a lot," she says, "but my friend Marissa said, ‘You gotta reign in the cat thing.' I don't care, because the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats and Taylor's brought back that cats are cool and so much more interesting than dogs. They're soulful and don't give their affection away easily. And they play hard to get." "Oh, so you mean they're a lot like you?" I ask, jokingly. "Yeah, pretty much," she says. G

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Elisabetta Franchi top, $277; skirt, $298, elisabettafranchi.com Jimmy Choo shoe, $795, jimmychoo.com Gorjana earrings, $60, gorjana.com

REDValentino Carly takes a seat $195,of int-shirt, the lobby redvalentino.com Latana Media Campus 3.1 PhillipOscar Lim de la wearing short, $375, Renta dress, Melrose SaksLA,Fifth Avenue, Pl, 323-653-0200 BeverlyWeitzman Hills, Stuart 310-275-4211 'Monroe' suede Nadri earrings, pump, $395, $75, nadri.com stuartweitzman.com

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Elisabetta Franchi top, $277, and feather skirt, $298, Carly reclines in the elisabettafranchi.com reception area of Jimmy Choo Latana Media Campus, shoe,wearing $795, Santa Monica, jimmychoo.com Oscar de la Renta dress,Gorjana Melroseearrings, Pl, LA, $60, gorjana.com 323-653-0200

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EDITOR’S PICKS

This Spring I’m mixing comfort with elegance. Rock a sexy red bikini, crystal spiky flats and a DIY curls kinda thing. Don’t forget about L-O-V-E! Wear it or show it! –Samia Arslane

Weekend Max Mara Signature Collection by Anthony Baratta, Weekend Max Mara, South Coast Plaza, 714-754-1876

Erth 14K solid gold four letter initial diamond necklace, $1525, erthjewelry.com Lena Erziak ‘Lola’ sandal, $395, lenaerziak.com

Christian Louboutin Krystal sock donna flat neoprene/ crystal spikes, $2995, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300, us.christianlouboutin.com Alexandra Miro Lola bikini top, $150, bottom, $105, AlexandraMiro.com or intermixonline.com

BaBylissPRO N’ano Titanium Miracurl, $149.99, babylisspro.com

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CHANEL SS 2019

CHANEL Première Rock watch in steel with black coating and black leather triple row bracelet, black-lacquered dial, $5000, CHANEL Fine Jewelry boutique, BH, 310-278-5055, chanel.com samia@genlux.com / Instagram: @samazia / Twitter: @SamiaArslane

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Weekend Max Mara Signature Collection by Anthony Baratta, $695, South Coast Plaza, 714754-1876 Weekend Max Mara Signature Collection by Anthony Baratta, $345, South Coast Plaza, 714754-1876

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Photo by Inesa De La Roche

FASHION EDITOR

BALMAIN SS19

CHANEL FALL-WINTER 2018/19 HAUTE COUTURE

By now, you all know that Lady Gaga collected her well-deserved Best Original Song Oscar for Shallow. She also owned that alluring onstage moment with Bradley Cooper, wearing a long puffball dress by Brandon Maxwell—it was a moment of our dreams. One swish of Hollywood’s fairy wand and they create magic where one can walk the red carpet, collect a few kudos, and fall in love with...well, Bradley Cooper. Not to sound jaded, but it does translate to millions more at the box office. I recently had a whirlwind trip from my home in London to Frieze LA—quite possibly the most impressive art fair in LA that I have ever witnessed. It was exciting, colorful, and full of interesting guests where I was pleased to give my new Givenchy coat an airing. I saw works by friends Tracey Emin and Duggie Fields, while also bumping into old friends such as decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard and filmmaker Ronnie Sassoon. While in LA, I found a fabulous Libertine coat with a dazzling Japanese design at Maxfield—a shop that still thrills me. I wore it to the Beverly Hills Hotel for drinks and to catch up with art curator and gallerist Anita Zabludowicz and the artistic head of the Serpentine Gallery in London, Hans Ulbricht. I love glamour and positivity, and Los Angeles has it all. I am now back in London and have spent the evening laughing and enjoying the “Double Fake” show by artist Alison Jackson where I snuggled up to a fake Donald Trump in my very sexy Alexander Vaulthier dress, just what I needed.

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

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THE SKINPEN

The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the very first micro-needling device cleared by the FDA! It’s clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. What they are not touting and what my friend Victoria Gross (who is married to a famous plastic surgeon and knows more than anyone I know on anti-aging) is saying,“the SkinPen is our newest weapon in the war on anti-aging.” Imagine if it goes deep enough to take out a pockmark, what it might do to a wrinkle? I just had it done and will be documenting my journey on LauraDunnLuxury.com.

BLING IT ON!

Dripping, Bling-ing, unapologetically BOLD...These are not your mama’s jewels! The hottest trend for jewelry this season are these oversized in-your-face... dripping-down-yourneck earrings. Your dainty little studs are now out the door! Alessandra Rich is leading the charge with her oversized earrings and I highly suggest you hop on this train and get yourself a drippin’ with crystal! modaoperandi.com

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THE REALLY BIG HAT

Six months ago, while shopping at Giorgio Armani for a baby gift, I spied a huge, down-to-my-mid-back, black felt hat. It was something that dreams were made of! On to this season’s fashion where the oversized hat is taking center stage. Featured at Simone Rochas, Xiao Li, Yuhan Wang/ Fashion East and shown here... Ryan Lo. The big hat is here... and it’s here to stay!

HINT SUNSCREEN Luxury is having a sunscreen that doesn’t rub off on your clothes, protects you, and stops that aging process! Sun is the number one aging factor, so sun protection is our best defense! In walks hint sunscreen spray. We all know hint water... that beautiful water with just a hint of flavored essence. Well, now, they just launched a sunscreen spray! Let me digress...I was playing tennis with my actor (of course) tennis pro, Bryan Roberts, and noticed the scent of the most amazing pineapple wafting through the air, only to find out it was his hint sunscreen. I couldn’t get that amazing smell on fast enough! So, as it turns out, it blew away any sunscreen I have ever tried on my legs! No running, no sticky feeling, just pure pineapple smell! Tennis has never smelled so great! hint® pineapple, pear, grapefruit sunscreen spray, SPF 30, 6-ounce, $17.99; or 3-ounce travel size, $9.99, drinkhint.com


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CHARITY

GENLUX SHOP FOR A CAUSE GENLUX applauds the designers and brands who have adopted a corporate culture of giving. Here, our philanthropy editor, CAT WILLIAMS (cat@genlux.com), shares a few of them.

Thrive Causemetics Los Angeles-based vegan makeup company Thrive Causemetics celebrates its fourth anniversary with a $25 million product donation. This gift will benefit over 50 non-profit organizations that empower women who are fighting cancer, surviving domestic abuse or emerging from homelessness. #ThriveTribe. Thrive CC Cream, $38; Eye Brightener, $24, thrivecausemetics.com

NOT JUST LIP SERVICE Philanthropy giant, Chantecaille, launches their newest give back product, the Lip Cristal. For every Lip Cristal sold, a tree will be planted in the Attenborough Canopy in Kenya to help offset CO2 emissions and the effects of climate change on our planet which are causing the Arctic ice to melt. Lip Cristal, $50 each, chantecaille.com

GOT OUR BACKS

Doing good is as important as looking good according to luxury travel brand BÉIS by Shay Mitchell. The brand maintains ongoing support of the United Nations Foundation program, Girl Up, to empower and educate girls around the globe. BÉIS backpack, $62, beistravel.com

BEST FOOT FORWARD Native is partnering with Zappos for Good to collect well-loved

Native shoes to be recycled and made into playground matting. The initiative, called The Remix Project, is one of Native Shoes’ programs that aims to have each and every pair of their shoes 100 percent lifecycle managed by 2023. Mercury 2.0 Liteknit, $100, nativeshoes.com

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CAUSEMETICS

MANDUKA’S MISSION Manduka’s mission is to inspire people to

be their most empowered selves. 1% of global sales are donated to organizations aligned with this mission, most notably the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Manduka guarantees a minimum donation of $400,000 to Komen by the end of 2019. Do What You Love yoga mat, $92, manduka.com.


SUPPORT SNEAKERS

These ultra-comfortable, lightweight and stylish sneakers are ethically handcrafted in Downtown LA from luxurious Italian leathers. Communitymade donates $10 from every pair sold to a local community effort chosen by the customer at checkout. Leather sneakers, $180, communitymade.com

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TOUCH OF GLASS

Support those affected by traumatic brain injuries with these glass engraved Intention Stones from Simon Pearce. 20% of proceeds will be donated to Adam and Kevin Pearce’s Love Your Brain Foundation. Intention Stones, $55 each, simonpearce.com

Gangster Spiritual Gangster has collaborated with LA and Philly-based street artist Amberella to create a limitededition capsule collection. Proceeds from every sale provide a meal to someone in need through Spiritual Gangster’s partnership with Feeding America. Ur All U Need Muscle Tank, $48, spiritualgangster.com

ALL WELL AND GOOD Each Welly bottle helps reduce

our dependency on single-use plastic bottles and coffee cups while giving clean water to the 663 million people in need. 3% of all sales are donated to clean water projects in developing countries such as Malawi and Ethiopia. Welly Traveler, $33, wellybottle.com

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Every TOMS eyewear purchase, both sun and optical, provides a sight-restoring service by trained medical professionals. Each patient receives a comprehensive eye exam, followed by the treatment he or she needs. This includes prescription glasses, medical procedures, or sight-saving surgery. Traveler sunglasses, $68, toms.com

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CHARITY

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Left: Detail of Yves Delorme ‘Flora’ bedding collection

SHOP FOR A CAUSE

With over 450 stores worldwide, Yves Delorme believes strongly in the protection of our oceans which touch and unite all humanity. To help champion their cause,

The TerraMar Project’s mission is to educate and inspire a global community to promote awareness, transparency and responsibility for the Ocean.

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Yves Delorme continues its corporate culture of giving by supporting the TerraMar Project. A percentage of online sales of their iconic Croisière beach/pool/deck towels will go to the

charity. In addition, on June 8, Yves Delorme will celebrate World Oceans Day by donating a portion of both instore and online sales to the TerraMar Project. theterramarproject.org

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BEAUTY CECILIA’S PICKS

GENLUX SIX BEST CLEANSERS

Every night, before your head hits that pillow, you’ve got to cleanse your face! Here, are my six favorites. —Cecilia

Use this gem at night to remove makeup and fully cleanse. The best part is that this highperformance formula rinses off super easily, leaving no residue behind for clean, soft and refreshed skin. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, 3.4oz, $32, [esteelauder.com]

This bestselling gentle cleanser will leave your face feeling super soft, extra clean and amazingly hydrated! Sircuit xtrap+ gentle face wash, 4oz, $40, [sircuitskin. com]

Shiseido’s extra gentle cleanser lathers quickly into a rich foam to remove impurities and excess sebum, leaves skin silkysmooth to the touch. Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser, 4oz. $30, macys.com

For combination/oily skin. Leaves skin perfectly clean and able to breathe. Impurities and excess sebum are eliminated and the pores are cleansed. Sisley Gentle Cleansing Gel with Tropical Resins, 4oz, $95, [saksfifth avenue.com]

Here’s my favorite purifying cleanser that removes makeup, oil, and impurities while nourishing skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, but not overly tight or dry. Robin McGraw Revelation Foaming Joy Purifying Facial Cleanser, 4oz, $22, [robinmcgraw revelation.com]

This rich gel texture transforms into a silky oil that easily removes stubborn mascara, face and lip makeup. It leaves your skin feeling perfectly clean as it brightens. Lancome Absolue Nurturing Brightening Oilin-Gel Cleanser, 4.2oz, $60, lancome.com

PLUS: MY FAVORITE, FAVORITE LOTION!

Is your skin ready for a new beginning? Use this lotion immediately after cleansing with one of my picks above, and before applying any other product. Your skin will receive an infusion of antioxidants, those fine lines and wrinkles will smooth out and you’ll be left with amazing looking skin! La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion, $655.

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BEAUTY

GENLUX THREE VIP TREATMENTS Spring clean your skin with my favorite in-office skin treatments to reveal a vibrant and youthful you! —Nina B.

1. HydraFacial exfoliates away dry, dead layers of skin at the surface, instantly taking your complexion from dull to glowing. It’s safe and gentle on all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. It loosens dirt and skin debris with an acid peel that leaves no irritation. Extracts pores by vortex suction, leaving skin fresh and decongested. A HydraFacial treatment nourishes, protects and hydrates your skin with antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides. An excellent treatment right before a big event to look your absolute best or have HydraFacials regularly as part of your new healthy skin care routine. Benefits of HydraFacial: Improves dehydration, rosacea, fine lines, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acneprone skin, hyperpigmentation.

2. Clear + Brilliant is a noninvasive dioxide laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. It requires little recovery time, and the risk of complications is low. Any post-procedural swelling and redness disappear after a day or two. The treated area might also feel rough, but this goes away after five days. Clear + Brilliant offers two options: One reduces pore size, diminishes fine lines and improves skin texture; the other treats pigmentation. A single treatment improves skin appearance. Benefits of Clear + Brilliant: Encourages new collagen growth, evens skin tone, smooths texture, and shrinks pores.

3. Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenating procedure, also called collagen inducing therapy. When small structures of the epidermis and dermis are damaged, acne scars and fine lines become more apparent. For the skin to have a smooth texture, the collagen needs to be remodeled. The pen-like tool with fine needles causes controlled micro-injuries which stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin. The result is smooth, flawless, and youthful-looking skin. After a single treatment, you’ll start to see an improvement in your complexion; however, multiple treatments are suggested to achieve the ultimate result. Benefits of Microneedling: Treats and improves conditions like acne scarring, fine lines, and deeper wrinkles, loose skin, texture irregularities, hyperpigmentation, and pore size.

These are three great in-office treatments that will bring your skin back to life. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me on Instagram @ninaBskin. I’m here to bring out your best glowing skin!

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GENLUX Franca: She Did it Her Way FRANCA: Chaos and Creation celebrates the genius of Franca Sozzani, who, for three decades, helmed Vogue Italia, the world’s leading fashion magazine. —SK

FRANCA IN HER PIAZZA CASTELLO OFFICE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. ©FRANCA SOZZANI & FRANCESCO CARROZZINI

FRANCA: Chaos and Creation, hardcover with slipcover, published by Assouline, 408 pages, 12” x 15.2” $250, assouline.com

They are the supermodels of coffee table books: The Assouline series of oversized and slip-cased gems, such as Valentino, Private: Giancarlo Giammetti, Pierre Cardin—and now, a pictorial tribute to the editorial works of Franca Sozzani: FRANCA: Chaos and Creation. Sozzani (1950–2016) was the highly spirited editor in chief and the creative force behind Vogue Italia for three decades. She granted creative freedom to fashion photographers such as Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, and Peter Lindbergh, and she allowed them to soar. The net result of her commitment to the storytelling craft of photography elevated Vogue Italia to a level that surpassed all others. She enabled her teams to touch on < FRANCA AND AZZEDINE ALAÏA AT HIS STUDIO IN PARIS. PHOTOGRAPH BY MARINA SCHIANO ©FRANCA SOZZANI & FRANCESCO CARROZZINI

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subjects that other magazines avoided, including domestic violence, drug abuse, and plastic surgery—as well as the July 2008 Black Issue, which, for the first time in fashion magazine history, featured only women of color. The book is a collection of the highlights of Sozzani’s contribu-

tions to fashion, and it includes personal notes, messages, and images from her iconic pages of Vogue Italia. Proceeds from this book will benefit the campaign to fund the Franca Sozzani chair in preventive genomics at Harvard Medical School.

BELOW: FRANCA’S OFFICE IN PIAZZA CASTELLO, MILAN, EARLY 2000S.© FRANCA SOZZANI & FRANCESCO CARROZZINI


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TRAVEL SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

GENLUX MUST STAY:

Nestled in the historical district of San Miguel de Allende, Hotel Matilda is an elegant and thoroughly modern boutique hotel filled with fine contemporary sculptures, paintings, and photography. Visit the hotel’s warm and inviting library with its soaring ceilings, handsome decor, and breathtaking painting by Bosco Sodi, the worldrenowned Mexican painter. The junior suite is roomy and cozy with high-thread-count linens, marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large balcony overlooking the infinity pool. The bathroom is spacious and well lit with double-sinks, soaking tub, shower, and a choice array of Malin + Goetz Apothecary products. hotelmatilda.com

Waltzing into Town

Home to brightly-colored Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, a ton of restaurants, and the majestic neo-Gothic Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel church, the city of San Miguel de Allende is Mexico’s hidden gem and the Hotel Matilda is the place to stay. —Samia

By the Book The hotel’s library casts a warm inviting glow under the dramatic Bosco Sodi painting.

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MUST DINE:

¡Buen apetito! (l) The beet salad; (r) the delicious roasted fish at Bovine Brasserie

MUST SHOP:

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My favorite place to get the best of the best in gold jewelry is Elisheva and Constance. The store is inside the trendy Codigo Postal Concept Design boutique house along with other beautiful artisanal shops. Not to miss! elisheva-constance.com

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Dine at Hotel Matilda’s Moxi, where you’ll find delicious Mexican delicacies like the Chuletón (Black Angus), grilled and baked with chickpea puree, au jus, or the freshly caught fish ceviche with tomatos, ginger, and onions. A few minutes away from the hotel you’ll find another sophisticated and eclectic eatery that’s worth a visit, Bovine Brasserie. Try the roasted fish, roasted cauliflower, the beet salad, goat cheese mousse, grapefruit with walnut, and of course tequila Casa Dragones. Muy delicioso! bovinerestaurant.com.mx

MUST INDULGE:

Travel + Leisure named the hotel’s MSpa, “One of the Three Best Spas in North America.” The spa offers a collection of highly-personalized treatment and therapies. The use of natural elements helps create a sense of tranquility. After a long day of sightseeing, try the 90-minute Hot Stone Massage, or the cleansing Hammam Ritual.

MUST EXPLORE:

Divine Backdrop The Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel’s ‘wedding cake’ towers hover over Samia.

Apart from churches, stores, gorgeous gardens, bars, and restaurants, the city is known for its thriving art scene. There are art galleries, museums, and exhibitions at every turn. I stumbled upon the very talented Mexican sculptor Javier Marin and fell in love with his precise yet expressive depictions of the human face and figure.

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TRAVEL MIAMI BEACH

GENLUX Miami Vice

It was only a matter of time when famed restauranteur Nobu Matsuhisa would stamp his brand in hospitality. Like the man himself, the NOBU Hotel Miami Beach is chic and modern with a dash of Japanese flair. —Samia

MUST LOUNGE: MUST SHOP:

MUST STAY:

Located near the Perez Art Museum, Miami Design District, Bal Harbour shops, South Beach Art Deco district, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the NOBU Hotel Miami Beach is the place to see and be seen. On the 15th floor, high above the white sand beaches are three stunning villas (Asahi, Yuhi, Nobu) with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean from the private decks. Every evening, enjoy the red, orange and pink colors of the sunset—a spectacular vision every time! nobuhotelmiamibeach.com

MUST DINE:

Naturally, you’ll find a NOBU restaurant in the hotel (open for dinner only). Try Nobu’s yummy dishes like his House Special from the Sushi Maki menu, or the Bluefin Toro sushi. Another dining option for the healthy, foodie and savvy world traveler is Malibu Farm. Founded by cookbook author Chef Helene Henderson, the farm-to-table concept restaurant offers healthy local selections. Try the Herb Marinated Filet Mignon with bok choy, black & white rice, and rosemary aioli. Delicious!

Boho Hunter is one of the cutest concept boutique. It showcases high-end Latin American designers that specialize in jewelry, handbags, and home accessories. Thank goodness I forgot my wallet in the room.

Get your tan on at the adult pool while listening to the latest hits played by hot Miami DJs. On the beach or at any of the swimming pools, you’ll always hear music playing in the background. We love Miami!

MUST INDULGE:

The 22,000-square-foot Esencia Wellness Spa is peaceful and beyond gorgeous. I love massages (who doesn’t) so, it was a challenge to choose only one of their signature treatments. Try the Nobu Nagomi Ritual, which begins with a relaxing floral foot bath or the Japanese Silk massage which include a luxurious scalp massage and hair mask.

Cheers! Samia relaxes on the beach — just steps from the NOBU Hotel


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GIVING HEARTS

Philanthropists Christine and Dr. Gabriel Chiu Join The Prince of Wales to Open The Prince’s Foundation Chiu Integrated Health Programme at Dumfries House.

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Philanthropists Christine Chiu and Dr. Gabriel Chiu, founders of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and the Anti-Aging Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Beverly Hills, are passionate in the areas of health, human services, and the arts. The couple’s contribution to the Dumfries House marks their first major philanthropic endeavor in the U.K. The health center’s east and west treatment lodges are named Gabriel Christian Chiu III after their six-month-old son. “He will one day realize the importance of giving,” say his parents; “both the duty and the pleasure of enriching others’ lives for the betterment of our collective future.” The Dumfries House project will provide holistic health and wellbeing services to nearby areas—one of the most deprived and underserved regions, and it demonstrates the Chiu family’s longstanding commitment to health causes and their support of The Prince’s Foundation. “We are humbled to support HRH Prince Charles’s passion for revitaliz-

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ing and uniting communities through the Centre,” says Christine. “The collaboration of Eastern therapies with traditional (Western) medicine in addressing physical and emotional health reflects the core purpose of The Prince’s Foundation: to champion and celebrate the most important part of any community: its people. We find no greater honor than to infect health and happiness.” “I believe that there is a place for alternative medicine and treatments alongside traditional medicine,” adds Dr. Gabriel Chiu. “So when Prince Charles invited us to become involved with his vision at Dumfries House, it was a very compelling opportunity to not only help the community but to see how much good could be achieved with the full arsenal of traditional, holistic, herbal, homeopathic, and naturopathic medicines and therapies. We hope that it will be a model for future medical integration throughout the world.” For more infor mation about Dumfries House, visit dumfries-house.org.uk CHRISTINE AND DR. GABRIEL CHIU IN FRONT OF DUMFRIES HOUSE


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NURSE JAMIE GETTING FACIAL TREATMENT WITH HER ‘UPLIFT FACIAL MASSAGING BEAUTY ROLLER’ FROM DAUGHTER MADLY, ONE OF HER TRIPLETS.

AGAINST ALL ODDS

She goes by the name of Nurse Jamie. Those in Hollywood know her as the superhero who turns back time. She’s at the top of her game, both at work and at home to her triplets. Statistically, the odds of giving birth to triplets is one in a thousand. Reaching the top of the celebrity skincare game might require even greater odds. Nurse Jamie can successfully check off both. So, when LA’s it girls like Khloé Kardashian, Jessica Alba, or Olivia Culpo, want to look their best, their go-to skincare expert is Nurse Jamie—the registered nurse and owner of Beauty Park Medical Spa in Santa Monica, who, like a human time machine, reverses their signs of aging. Nurse Jamie credits her success to her artistry, understanding her client’s needs, and being knowledgable about the science behind each of her modalities. That’s why many consider her the master of the injectable facelift—a combination of dermal fillers and paralytics. CME Scholar/Allergan tapped her to educate other professionals on the latest innovations and techniques for Botox and Juvederm. “I’m also passionate about lasers,” Nurse Jamie says, “Some people like new cars. I can’t tell you how excited I get when uncrating a new laser.” Nurse Jamie resides in Pacific Palisades and is a doting mother to triplets (two girls and one boy). —Anna Shay

PHOTO COURTESY NURSE JAMIE

Nurse Jamie tackles our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire: Your breakfast? I had a smoothie with vitamins and Nurse

Jamie Adaptogens.

First job? At 19, my first real job was working for a group of

Role models? Growing up, it was Martha Stewart and my mom. Early dues? Learning to trust my instincts. “The force” was always there, but in the beginning, you don’t think it is. Trading places? It’s taken a minute; but I like where I am at right now, so I wouldn’t trade my position in life—which means my kids or business—for anything. Biggest risk? Breaking out on my own and

starting my own business—that was risky.

Yard bullying? I was bullied for my height. I was

super tall at a young age. I’m only 5’9” now, but for some reason, I had an early growth spurt.

Character change? I’d like to learn to relax more.

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Physical change? Oh my gosh! I’m Nurse Jamie;

I shed a new skin with every laser treatment!

Biggest fear? Not getting it all done. First heartbreak? Tracy Stidum, who broke up with me

after we got caught kissing in the stairway in middle school.

dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the back office—I just had an eye for it.

Spirit animal? Whatever Lisa Rinna is.

Three blessings? My adorable 7-year-old triplets. Yes, triplets.

comfort of home.

What next? Advanced anti-aging solutions from the

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GENLUX GADABOUTS: ANNA SHAY DINNER CELEBRATION PHOTOS BY JACQUES SILBERSTEIN On February 22, philanthropist Anna Shay hosted an unforgettable, magical dinner in her Beverly Hills home to celebrate the arrival of Tamara Ralph, creative director and co-founder of the haute couture brand, Ralph & Russo, who was in town from London for the Academy Awards. Guests included Claire Johnson, Florent Bonadei, Linda Riley, Lucia Hwong, Maria Lainez, Christine Chiu and more. Anna’s guest list of friends, who share a common interest in fashion and philanthropy, were escorted into the beautiful tent decorated with lovely florals. Tamara stood up to toast Anna, “We were sitting in Paris before my show and I said we should have a party in LA, and then all of a sudden Anna said, ‘We’re doing a party in LA!’ So, thank you Anna! It was lovely of you to have this party to bring old friends Philanthrop ic V and new ones together—it’s all because of you!” The joyful evening Bruce Med isionary Award recip ients: avoy and Ir ended on the dance floor into the wee hours of the morning. en a Medavo y

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In the exclusive society of high-stakes fashion, itʼs the Client Development Directors (CDD) who steer the worldʼs elite-of-the-elite shoppers to their respective ateliers. At Balmain, the CDD is Gianmaria Pizzocheri. The handsome, Italian-born, London-educated Pizzocheri bounces around the globe, evangelizing the brand and dining with uber-shoppers such as Nicole Salmasi, Ezra J. William, Anna Shay, and others. ‟Gianmaria is affable, humble, and knowledgeable of fashion and the arts,ˮ says Shay. ‟Heʼs respectful and really cares about his clients. Heʼs fun-loving and someone with whom one can have an engaging conversation. Gosh, we even went to dinner at Ago one evening and then on to Randyʼs Donuts in Inglewood for dessert!ˮ ¶ When Pizzocheriʼs on the road, he finds itʼs important to visit the sea. ‟I love and have an affinity for the water,ˮ Pizzocheri says. ‟Itʼs calming, tranquil, and no matter where I am in the world, it brings me back to a sense of balance.ˮ ¶ Pizzocheri, who worked at Valentino and Louis Vuitton before Balmain, focuses his philanthropic efforts towards The Dog Trust UK, a dog rescue charity, and also to a charity for the blind in Milan. ‟Itʼs a unique residency for all ages to live,ˮ Pinocherri says. ‟Itʼs a safe place for the blind to stay, so they never feel alone.ˮ

On and Off the Plane Where do you stay in LA?

‟When I stay for few days, I love staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel.ˮ Where do you meet for drinks?

‟On my last trip, I’ve went to ‘Here’s Looking at You,’ and really liked it. My staple in LA is the Hotel Bel Air.ˮ What’s in your carry-on?

‟One book, my headphones to listen to my favourite music, Barbara Sturm lip balm and my Maison Francis Kurkdjian cologne.ˮ

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Red-eye or morning flight?

‟Morning flight from London to arrive in LA by the early afternoon. Then Iʼll try to stay up late to try and get over my jetlag faster.ˮ How do you look refreshed after a long flight? ‟I like to go

to Barryʼs Bootcamp as soon as I arrive to feel refreshed.ˮ

What do you wish Paris had that LA has? ‟I wish Paris had

some beautiful hiking trails like in LA. My favourites are Runyon Canyon and Franklin Canyon Park.ˮ What do you wish LA had that Paris has? ‟I wish LA had a river

like Paris, where I take long walks along the Seine, cross the bridge next to the Louvre and go to discover the hidden corners of Saint Germain and the Left Bank.ˮ

Gianmaria‛s LA Favorites Shops: I always go to Maxfield

to discover all of the new trends in LA, and Deus Ex Machina in Venice is great for denim and classic T-shirts.

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Restaurants: I love Ago, my

favourite Italian place in LA. Beach? When I have some spare time I go to El Matador beach in Malibu to unwind.

Sightseeing? My favourite touristy spot in LA is probably the Griffith Observatory—so unique and I always love star gazing.

Neighborhoods: Melrose Place is my favourite—our Balmain boutique is located opposite Alfred’s, the best place for my daily coffee fix.


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GENLUX is the only California-based luxury fashion and philanthropy magazine. We not only focus on the fashion, beauty and travel trends, bu...

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