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ON THE COVER: An unretouched Andie MacDowell, 57, photographed by Tracie Morris, still appears half her age in this stunning Oscar de la Renta gown and Margot McKinney earrings
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THE SPLIT Uber shooter Erik Älmas captures a fashiony breakup HITCHIN’ A RIDE Freddie Leiba styles our folk pop duo for their big debut
WAIT, ISN’T THAT... This man portrays ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ OH MY, BUT WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE! Tasty fashion hits the desert SHOOTING HOOPES Sexy supermodel Samantha Hoopes storms the boardroom THE WATER’S EDGE We drop in on drought-stricken LA River for our fashion shoot 70s REMIX 70s fashion is hot and we find cool looks befitting the trend
TRUTH, NO LIES. Exclusive Interview: Andie MacDowell opens up...way up.
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Samia’s Picks: Our editor-in-chief’s favorites Amanda Eliasch: My life in London and Los Angeles Laura Dunn: Can’t live without... Jetsetter: Interior designer Nicole Fuller Closet Desires: Stripes! Check please! Shop for a Cause: Philanthropy editor Cat Williams finds Philanthro-File: Hello, Cupcake. Sweet Casey Reinhardt Getaway: California retreats: Napa, the Carmel Valley Interior Motives: Sherryl White, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Out-of-Towner: We feature designer Bryan Atwood
Scents of Style: Our picks for the season’s best fragrances Beauty Editor’s Picks: Beau Dunn shares her favorites Makeup Tips: Dolce&Gabbana’s Stephen Sollitto Beauty Picks: Cecilia’s spring must-haves
Fashion Designer Notes: David Meister’s must-haves
Fashion and Beauty
Editor’s Note: A message from Samia Arslane
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ON OUR COVER: The beautiful Andie MacDowell in Oscar de la Renta gown, $7690, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Giuseppe Zanotti sandal, $710, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Margot McKinney earrings, $49,900, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Bavna ring, $3560, bavna.com
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
Photo: Tracey Morris / traceymorris.com Stylist: Bruno Lima / GridAgency.com Makeup: Uzo Ukajeme Hair: Robert Steinken using Oribe Haircare / CloutierRemix.com Manicure: Angela Knott
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 Events Marketing Director: Bryna Makowka Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Online Assistant: Karoline Huber Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Assistant to Editor in Chief: Elodie Daspergruber Contributing Editors: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Christine Chiu, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, David Meister, Tracy O’Connor, Anna Shay, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Erik Almås, BrakhaX2, Joseph Chen, Tracey Morris, Paul Schefz, Public Relations: Mannfolk Public Relations Spring/Summer Issue ©2015 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: Contact Cecilia@genlux.com or call 310-275-5700
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We couldn’t be prouder of our beautiful cover girl, Andie MacDowell. The star of Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Grove is more beautiful than ever—something she might attribute to being a L’Oréal spokesmodel and to using their products religiously. At 57, she looks simply flawless—so much so, that we decided to run her photos without retouching. Andie was extremely open in her interview with Genlux, and even shared something she says she’s never told anyone before. (p86) Also in this issue there are a couple of trends worth sharing. Though I’m usually not a fan of patterns, the Tribal trend has me longing for a few pieces—like the Zimmermann leopard print top. I love it! And what about the cool Tribalou collection design by Christian Louboutin? (p105) Who knew suede could be so fun to wear this time of year? Typically not thought of as a warm-weather basic, this soft material gets a cooled-down effect, thanks to an array of pastel colors. (p104)
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To see my latest crushes, have a peek at my Editor’s Picks page. From the double-protection charm necklace by Sydney Evan (anyone close to me knows that I love a hamsa. I own a few, but I’m always looking for more) to the fancy ChercheMidi mini bag by Hermès. (p24) Mon coeur s’emballe! As we round the corner toward the Fourth of July, I’d like to express my gratitude to this beautiful country and the people I’ve met along the way. When I came to Los Angeles in 1997, I didn’t know what to expect or what I wanted to do with my life. All I knew was that I was home. In the City of Angels, I found my passion. I also made close friends and built a life for myself. A few days ago, right before my birthday, June 22nd, I became an American citizen. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Celebrating my birthday, Independence Day, and becoming a citizen. Congratulations to moi! Happy Fourth of July, everybody!
GENLUX GADABOUTS: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE ‘WHAT’S NEXT’ EVENT TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PHOTOS: KIMBALL HALL
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Genlux celebrated the Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2015 Contemporary Week with WHAT’S NEXT?—giving customers a taste of trending styles, emerging designers, and what’s new. This season’s themed focus is Royalty, Rock stars and Artists. The event benefitted Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Guests like Courtney Bingham-Sixx, Shawn King, Amanda Eliasch, Kay Saatchi, NJ Goldston, Laura Dunn, and more, enjoyed small bites, Svedka cocktails, Perrier-Jouet Champagne, and refreshing Hint water. Fashion designer Tanya Taylor and sportswear designers Adam and Ryan Goldstone of APL showcased some of their latest styles. Genlux brought out wardrobe stylists Holly Copeland, Lisa Cera, and Bruno Lima (frequently featured on our pages) to help dress our guests in some fashionable looks.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: TONY FERREIRA LAUNCHES FIFTH AVENUE CLUB SUITES PHOTOS: KIMBALL HALL
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Saks Fifth Avenue and Tony Ferreira celebrated the opening of Tony’s newly debute Fifth Avenue Club suites. The event included notables such as Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Dr. Lancer, NJ Goldston, Manuela Herzer, Sydney Holland, Julie Jaffe, Mary Martin, Angelique Soave and blogger favorite Gladys Tamez who showcased a pop-up of her coveted hats.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: MOCA GALA PHOTOS: PHOTO CREDIT: BILLY FARRELL / BFA
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Patrons and supporters of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles arrived at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Saturday evening, May 30, to honor John Baldessari at the 36th annual star-studded gala. The event raised over $3 million net and follows MOCA’s recent success in raising its endowment to an historic high of over $120 million. Presented by Louis Vuitton, the anniversary gala drew more than 770 international guests from the worlds of art, design, architecture, fashion, film, and music. In attendance was Gala Co-Chair and Board Co-Chair Lilly Tartikoff Karatz; MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, his wife, Sylvia Chivaratanond, together with MOCA Trustees and Board members John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Cliff and Mandy Einstein, Susan Gersh, NJ Goldston, Mark Grotjahn, Barbara Kruger, Jamie McCourt, Catherine Opie, Heather Podesta, Dallas Price-Van Breda, Steven Roth, Jeffrey Soros, Sutton Stracke, Cathy Vedovi, among others. Red carpet arrivals included celebrities such as Gia Coppola, Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson, Joanna Kerns, Nathalie Love, Britt Robertson, Tessa Thompson, Marisa Tomei, Dita Von Teese; artists such as Doug Aitken, Petra Cortright, Tacita Dean, Shepard Fairey, Alex Israel, Kahlil Joseph, Nate Lowman, Rob Pruitt, and Ed Ruscha. “It is with such great pleasure that I thank our host, the fabulous Louis Vuitton,” remarked Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. “It is their passion for art and their commitment to MOCA in the past and especially this evening that makes our partnership so meaningful and so important.” After dinner, guests enjoyed a special musical performance by Janelle Monáe. Dancing and after-dinner cocktails continued into the early hours of the morning as the musical trio DJ Philippe Paris, saxophonist Florencio Cruz and violinist Julio Cuba took to the stage to close MOCA’s 36th gala.
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Elizabeth Hurley hosted the Genlux issue release party bearing her cover on March 12, 2015. She wore a figure-flattering white Christian Siriano dress that had everyone wondering how she continues to look amazing at 49. The night was also a celebration of her new show, The Royals, that Elizabeth was in town from London to promote. Guests wandered through the gorgeous and gigantic EVE BY EVE’S boutique before coming out to the large patio under the stars. Elegant crystal glasses full of Le Medaillon Champagne and vodka drinks by Svedka in great flavors like Vanilla and Mango Pineapple kept the crowd in good spirits, while delicious Hint Water kept them hydrated. The Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive’s superb catering team kept the delicious appetizers flowing. E! came out to interview Elizabeth inside the party as a throng of event shooters awaited their turn with her on the red carpet. DJ William provided the evening’s great sound. Sponsor of the evening was Margot McKinney, the Australian-based jeweler whose gorgeous, gorgeous (yes, it bears repeating) necklace is seen on the cover of the last issue of Genlux.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: AVIVA FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES 100TH ANNIVERSARY - THE “A” GALA PHOTOS BY SPLASH
Aviva Family and Children’s Services celebrated its 100th Anniversary with The “A” Gala. The event saluted the nonprofit agency’s commitment to providing support, therapeutic services and guidance to a diverse group of at-risk children and their families in LA County. The evening included tributes to Aviva’s Platinum Associates, the organization’s long-standing support group, and to Relativity, for its commitment to the agency and its clients and its strong philanthropic contributions to the community. The highlight of the evening was a special musical performance by Jewel.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: THE MODERN & METICULOUS MAN EVENT PHOTOS: MICHAEL BUCKNER / GETTY IMAGES COLLECTION
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Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. and the SPA@BHPS, Inc. hosted a private event to celebrate the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most Modern & Meticulous Men in the exclusive Bungalow One of the Chateau Marmont. With the backdrop of a MaCallan bar for premium scotch tastings, tunes of prominent DJ Nick, Hansonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organic signature vodka cocktails, shoe shining and luxury cigar rolling, guests explored three dedicated suites that offered interactive treatments like advanced cosmetic technology (Ulthera for non-surgical facelift, necklift and browlift and Coolsculpt for fat freezing); modern barbering and grooming, courtesy of The Shave of Beverly Hills; Armani made-to-measure suiting, and The Left Shoe Company patented technology custom shoes. The sexy evening focused on the total modern man, from head to toe. Naturally, guests received Brotox as parting gifts.
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Sydney Evan double protection charm necklace, $3105, sydneyevan.com
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Hermès Cherche-Midi mini bag in alligator, $20,200, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440
Zero + Maria Cornejo Cese swimsuit, $365, Zero + Maria Cornejo, LA, 323-782-4915, zeromariacornejo.com
Le Doux Tassels N’ Things top, $220, bottom, $140, ledouxswimwear.com
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Hermès hat in straw braid and crepe de chine, $720, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440
Lizzie Mandler Genlux exclusive double chevron cuff with aquamarines and white diamonds, $5600, lizziemandler.com
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Pomellato Capri Collection 18K rose-gold dome ring with chrysoprase, $12,850; 18K rose-gold dangle earrings with chrysoprase, $9850, Pomellato, Beverly Hills, 310-858-1300, pomellato.com
Burberry Prorsum dégradé suede trench coat with patent trim, $6500, Beverly Center, LA, 310-657-2424
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Nina Ricci lace cardigan, Barney’s New York, $1050 Fleur de Mal silk briefs, Neiman Marcus, $128, Neiman Marcus, San Francisco, 877-634-6264 Dita von Teese bra, Bloomingdales, $70, bloomingdales.com Hermes bangle, $495, hermes.com On him: Paul Smith suit, shirt, paulsmith.com Thom Browne tie, Barney’s New York, $230 Paul Smith shoe, $575, paulsmith.com
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Photographer: Erik Almas Stylist: Shannon Dunn Producer: Filiz Rezvan Digital Tech/Assistant Mike Byrne Photography: Tracey Morris 1: / TraceyMorris.com Assistant Adrian Hallauer Stylist: Amy 2: Mach / AmyMach.com Assistant 3: Sarah Brickey Stylist Assistant: Ted White Stylist Samantha Williams Hair andAssistant: Makeup: Traci Barrett using Oribe / therexagency.com Hair and Makeup: FranceMorris Pierson Lighting and digitech: Robert Hair and Makeup Assistant: SaraNew Chestnutt-Fry Models: YaYa and Iliana / Ford Models, York Model –Stylist: Female: Tiah E / Look Model Agency Assistant Val Martienzo Model –Assistant: Male: Roman Prudkin / Look Model Agency Lighting Ken Proto ArtDirection: Direction: Stephen Kamifuji Art Stephen Kamifuji
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Merthe: Donna Karan top, skirt, and boots; DKNY shirt Casper: Calvin Klein tank top and jeans
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WAIT, ISN’T THAT THE MAN? Everywhere Jonathan Goldsmith goes, he’s recognized as the actor who portrays ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ in those zany Dos Equis beer commercials. STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER checks in with the man who shares, among other things, the fifteen magic words his agent used to land him the gig of a lifetime.
Photographer: BrakhaX2 / BrakhaX2.com Stylist: Charlie Altuna / Rouge Artists Groomer: Helen Robertson / CelestineAgency.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji Location: Special thanks to Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive
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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
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Ralph Lauren white shirt, Ralph Lauren, Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200 Saint Laurent signature Yves bowtie, $225, ysl.com Hublot classic chronograph 18K king gold case and bezel, black dial, black rubber and alligator strap $33,700, Hublot, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0595 On bed: Christian Louboutin shoe, 310-247-9300
Sueko coat, $2150; Samurai Armor, $15,500, sueko.co
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He’s tHe man His sweat is the cure for the common cold. His pillow is cool on BOTH sides. He once won the Tour de France, but was disqualified for riding a unicycle. In museums, he’s allowed to touch the art. His passport requires no photograph. Chalk up these whacky tongue-in-cheek lines to Dos Equis’ brilliantly witty ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’ ad campaign. Like a string of Henny Youngman zingers, they’re so absurdly clever, you just have to snicker. Maybe the most interesting fact about Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays The Most Interesting Man in the World, is that he’s really not Latino at all, but a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx—and that’s not a joke. ‘The man’ calls me from his home in Vermont, and shares how, but for his quick-thinking agent, he nearly lost the break of a lifetime. “I wasn’t right for the part,” Goldsmith admits in his gravelly voice. “The casting started with about 500 Latinolooking men and whittled down to 200, before ending with just three of us. My agent, Barbara, received a call from the ad agency saying that the Dos Equis people really liked me, but they wanted to go a little younger.” That could easily have been the end of the story. No commercials, no billboards, no residuals. (Imagine the residuals?) But Barbara saved the day by firing back with the fifteen golden words Goldsmith should tattoo on his right cheek: ‘HOW CAN THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD BE YOUNG? IT TAKES LIFE EXPERIENCE.’
of his second campaign. Barbara and I stood in line for a 10-second photo op. When he saw me he actually said, ‘Hey, the most interesting man in the world!’ Then, a few years ago, I was Obama’s surprise guest at Camp David for his birthday. I sat next to him for a few meals and played all kinds of sporting events. And of course, I met Bo, his dog.” The third meeting came while Goldsmith toured the Oval Office with his friend, a White House photographer. “I’m looking around and my friend’s saying this is the president’s this or that and all of a sudden I feel some energy in the room and I hear someone say, “Hey man, how are you?” And there’s Barack Obama. We have a brief hug and he asks, “How’s Barbara?” and I say, ‘What are you doing here? And he says, ‘I work here.’ And then he gave me a pair of presidential cufflinks.”
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And with that, the agency guy blinked. “You know what, Barbara, let me get right back to you,” he said. That was almost 10 years and a heck of a lotta commercials ago. Goldsmith, now a spry 76, and married to Barbara (she may not get the tattoo, but she got the man), describes his quiet digs. “I’m sitting in the den with a fire going. I’m looking at a clay vase that my stepmother made. In it are my father’s old paintbrushes that look like a bouquet of flowers. I have classical music playing in the background (‘O Mio Babbino Caro’). There’s a collection of my father’s old pipes on the table. Curled in front of the fireplace is Willie, my 150-pound dog. Out the front window, I can see there’s still snow on the mountains. It’s been really cold and I don’t know if I can take another winter here. I wouldn’t mind spending my winters in a bathing suit in a shack in the Dominican Republic. Honest to God.”
If there’s one thing about playing ‘The Man’ (forget the adoring public, shooting ads sandwiched between beautiful women, or meeting the president) Goldsmith is most grateful for, it’s spotlighting his favorite charities. He rattles off a few: “The Mines Advisory Group that helps people affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance. Hunger Free Vermont that provides school children with free hot lunches. The Stratton Foundation that helps communities in Vermont suffering poverty. Free Arts for Abused Children, started by Elda Ungar, that I’ve been involved with for about 40 years. It’s a group of artists who provide a non-threatening creative atmosphere for abused, neglected or impoverished kids. And there’s the Morris Animal Foundation that focuses on helping the health of animals through scientific discoveries.”
Sharks have a week dedicated to him.
Near the end of our interview, The Man asks me to hold on a second while he lights one of his father’s old pipes. He tells me the attorney who owned the local tobacco shop, and gave him this blend, recently passed away, so he’s feeling nostalgic. He slips into a reflective mood. “I’ve had an incredible life. I have a wonderful life…a wonderful life. I’m one lucky guy.” G
One cool perk of playing ‘The Man’ is the VIPs he gets to meet like, say, Michael Jordan, or the president of the United States, whom he’s encountered on three occasions. “I first met Barack Obama up in Burlington, Vermont, at the start
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Paul Smith suit, Paul Smith, LA, 323-951-4800 Givenchy shirt, givenchy.com Richard Mille RM11-02 titanium case, automatic, flyback chronograph, $160,000, Richard Mille, Beverly Hills, 310-285-9898
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Paul Smith suit, Paul Smith, LA, 323-951-4800 Dior Homme T-shirt, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8003 Christian Louboutin suede shoe, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310-652-5700 Hublot classic chronograph 18K king gold case and bezel, black dial, black rubber and alligator strap $33,700, Hublot, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0595
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Photography: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Amy Mach / AmyMach.com Stylist Assistant: Ted White Hair and Makeup: Traci Barrett using Oribe / therexagency.com Lighting and digitech: Robert Morris Models: YaYa and Iliana / Ford Models, New York Assistant Stylist: Val Martienzo Lighting Assistant: Ken Proto Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Ilia â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Watson/ Caesura black dress, Ibiza, NYC; precouture.com
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Louis Vuitton dress, select Louis Vuitton, boutiques, louisvuitton.com
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PatBo by Patricia Bonaldi sequin dress, by special order at Jimmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York
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Lorena Sarbu suit, Lorena Sarbu, 424-249-3352
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Kaelen lasercut neoprene jumpsuit, Jimmy Choo Anouk pump, $595, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
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Louis Vuitton lace blouse; Louis Vuitton denim trouser, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
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Milly razorstripe bralette crop top; Milly organza mesh modest skirt, milly.com
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You may have seen her chowin’ down on a burger in those Carl’s Jr. ads, or gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimwear issue. She’s sexy supermodel Samantha Hoopes, who majored in business at Penn State. We catch her stylishly taking over the company boardroom
Photographer: Paul Schefz / Schefz.com Stylist: Bruno Lima / Grid Agency Model: Samantha Hoopes / Elite Models Hair: Will Carrillo for Moroccanoil / CelestineAgency.com Make up: Cecilia Moreno Manicurist: Denise Bourne / The Rex Agency Photo Assistant: Shane Lopes Production Assistant: Karoline Huber Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji Special location thanks to Regent Equity Partners; Lights thanks to Filex.com
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Carolina Herrera gown, $4490, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Carmen Steffens strap heel, $294, Carmen Steffens, Hollywood & Highland, 323-466-2459, storecarmensteffens.com Giuseppe Zanotti necklace, $1895, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760
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Carolina Herrera gown, $4490, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Giuseppe Zanotti necklace, $1895, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760
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Oscar de la Renta suit jacket, $2890; Oscar de la Renta pant, $1390, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tom Ford blouse, $1490, Tom Ford, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440 Jimmy Choo leather tote bag, $2350, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
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Balmain blazer, $2550, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Sachin & Babi skirt, $795, sachinandbabi.com Christian Louboutin pump, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310-247-9300 Stanmore Maya ball ring in lapis, $130, stanmorenyc.com Pushmataaha earrings, $130, pushmataaha.com
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Alexander McQueen jumpsuit, $2745, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Gucci heel sandal, $1250, select Gucci stores nationwide Christian Louboutin bag, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310- 247-9300 Charles Albert ring, $30; earrings, $90; bangles, $45 each, charlesalbert.com
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Givenchy two-inone jacket, $3150, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Paul Smith pant, $645, Paul Smith, LA, 323-951-4800 Giuseppe Zanotti silver choker, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Christian Louboutin heel, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310- 247-9300
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Alexander McQueen jumpsuit, $2745, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Charles Albert bangles, $45 each, charlesalbert.com Christian Louboutin bag, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310- 247-9300
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Valentino butterfly top, $8990; Valentino pant, $3490, Valentino boutiques nationwide Sazingg butterfly ring, $1050; and snake ring, $990, sazingg.com Jimmy Choo flat, $795; Jimmy Choo Ava bag, $1225, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
PhotograPhy: tracey Morris / traceyMorris.coM stylist: lisa cera / therexagency.coM Model: Myf shePherd / next Models MakeuP: anna Branson / therexagency.coM hair: derek yuen / starworks artists nail tech: denise Bourne / therexagency.coM stylist assistant: Melissa iMPerial Photo assistant: isaiah howard caMera assistant: ryan kevin art direction: stePhen kaMifuji
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Valentino butterfly top, $8990; Valentino canvas pant, $3490, Valentino boutiques nationwide Sazingg butterfly ring, $1050; and snake ring, $990, sazingg.com Jimmy Choo flat, $795; Jimmy Choo Ava bag, $1225, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com.
THE WATER’S EDGE
We drop onto the 48-milelong LA River to capture the season’s cool pants trend and witness the dry evidence of our recent drought
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CHANEL painted tweed jacket, $7550; and pant, $4750; CHANEL cotton toile blouse, $2800; CHANEL metal/strass bracelet, $3375; CHANEL metal/strass bracelet, $2650; CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005
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Rajdeep Ranawat tunic, $366; and floral pant, $277, rajdeepranawat.com AMI Clubwear necklaces, amiclubwear.com Outhouse Jewelry gold and pearl earring, $177, outhouse.co.in Roberto Cavalli python flatforms, Roberto Cavalli boutiques, robertocavalli.com
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CHANEL cotton tweed jacket, $6450; and pant, $2950; CHANEL blouse small flowers blouse, $2950; CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005 Masunaga x Kenzo sunglasses, $650, Dan Deutsch, 323-658-6181 Zimmerman solar sandal, $550, zimmerman.com
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Roberto Cavalli embroidered tulle jacket and pant; Roberto Cavalli silk top with tie and embroidery detail, Roberto Cavalli boutiques, robertocavalli.com Luv AJ Horn handpiece; Luv AJ jet bangle; Luv AJ gold ring set, luvaj.com Tom Ford sunglasses, $425, Dan Deutsch, 323-658-6181 Roberto Cavalli python flatforms, robertocavalli.com
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Donna Karan New York hand-embroidered bra top, $1995; street art printed top, $1295; belt, $350; mule, $1195, Donna Karan New York locations, donnakaran.com Outhouse Jewellery statement necklace, $284; gold and pearl earrings, $177, outhouse.co.in LUV AJ ring set; LUV AJ ring of fire t-bar ring, luvaj.com
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Gucci army green jacket, $3990; Gucci nude fantasy printed silk georgette longsleeve embroidered shirt, $3400; Gucci blue stone bleach washed denim pant with cuffed ankles, $695; Gucci cuir braidedleather womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s belt with squared buckle in antique shiny brass finish, $485; Gucci boot in biscotto, taffy and old roccia python, $3500, select Gucci stores nationwide, gucci.com Luv AJ gold ring set and ring of fire t-bar ring, luvaj.com Daniel Espinosa LOL necklace, danielespinosa.com
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Raoul Betty top, $300, neimanmarcus.com Vivienne Westwood Red Label trouser, $630, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 LUV AJ tall ring set, luvaj.com Jimmy Choo Ava patent leather bag, $1225, jimmychoo.com Zimmerman hybrid sandal, $425, Zimmerman.com
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Oscar de la Renta embroidered lamĂŠ caftan, $2990, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Photographer: Paul Schefz / schefz.com Stylist: Wilford Lenov / CelestineAgency.com Model (brunette): Rayana Ragan / Wilhelmina, Los Angeles Model (blonde): Corinne Digiaimo / Wilhelmina, Austin Hair: Miho Suzuki using ghd hair / Artists At Wilhelmina Makeup on Rayana: Cecilia Moreno Lash Extensions: Kai Adams / Throne Rodeo Drive / thronebeauty.com Manicurist: Denise Bourne / The Rex Agency Stylist Assistants: Wilmar Felix, Hosway Morbak Ali Producer: Laura Dunn Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Seafolly mesh one-piece, $202, seafolly.com Zimmermann wrap dress, $1575, Zimmermann, Robertson, LA, 310-285-9680
SEVENTIES rEmIx The Genlux new-70s recipe: mix equal parts cool and mellow; long center-part or bangs; some Joni mitchell rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the background; and a pinch of anti-establishmentarianism. Can you dig it? SPRING/SUMMER WINTER 2014/15 2015 GENLUX GENLUX773
Aiisha embroidered caftan, aiisha.com
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Givenchy oversized silk dress, $1555, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Lauren Ravagnani white coral stone necklace, $430, Stanmore Heza gold cuff, $225, stanmorenyc.com Helmer orange JoJo bucket bag, $675 helmer.com Ruthie Davis Life patent shoe, $895, ruthiedavis.com
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Givenchy floral print dress, $1175, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Eve by Eve’s shawl, $2980, Eve by Eve’s, Beverly Hills, 310-499-5680
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Michael Costello Couture bell sleeves jumpsuit, $1999, Michael Costello, 213-689-3020, michaelcostellocouture.com Carolinna Espinosa shoe, $295, shop.carolinnaespinosa.com
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Anthony Franco chiffon blouse, $595, Decades INC, 323-655-1960 Sass & Bide gallery collection skirt, $2500, sassandbide.com Amarilo gold necklace $308, amarilojewelry.com
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Alaia dress, $1995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Sass & Bide jacket, $890, sassandbide.com Atelier Strut beaded green clutch, $425, rockinreptile.com INC tassel necklace, $139, macys.com
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Vassllo floral print blouse, $385, vassallortw.com Eve by Eve’s trouser, $689, Eve by Eve’s, Beverly Hills, 310-499-5680 Zada 18K gold necklace, $189, houseofzada.com
Giuliette Brown leaf jacquard embroidered pant, $600; jacket, $900, giuliettebrown.com
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now starring in the third season of Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove, Andie MacDowell is, at 57, (as evidenced by these unretouched Genlux photos) as stunning and sexy as ever. She shares openly with our STEpHEn CHRISTopHER about equality, her heartbreaking childhood, why she downsized her home, and the one thing she’s never told anyone before.
TRUTH, no LIES.
Photography: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Bruno Lima / GridAgency.com Stylist’s Assistant: Karoline Huber Hair: Robert Steinken using Oribe Hair Care / Cloutier Remix Makeup: Uzo Ukaeje Nail Technician: Angela Knott Lighting and Digitech: Robert Morris Photo Assistant: Darren Stone Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji Location and automobile: Special thanks to Mark B. Barron
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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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Lela Rose gown, lelarose.com Jimmy Choo pointy-toe pump, $595, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Jacob&Co earrings, Jacob&Co, NYC, 212-719-5887 Anne Sisteron ring, $1995, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780, annesisteron.com
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ANDIE MACDOWELL The phone rings and Andie MacDowell’s unmistakable voice—that sweet, lilting Southern drawl that we fell hard for in Sex, Lies and Videotape, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day, Bad Girls, Green Card, and Multiplicity, resonates across the line from Vancouver. She’s there filming Hallmark Channel’s first original-scripted primetime series, Cedar Cove (third season), and stars as Judge Olivia Lockhart. I break the news to Andie that her Genlux photos are so spectacular—so flawless—we’ve decided not to retouch them. I explain we’re going to run them ‘as is’—not a stitch of photoshopping. “Fantastic!” she fires back, surprisingly unfazed. “Some lines are kind of sexy. Some people say men get sexier with age, but so do women. The idea that men are allowed to get older, but women are not, is an old rule that’s being broken.” Broken, indeed. Andie certainly makes her own best case. Now 57, she looks nearly half her age. “I know I’m equal and as beautiful and sexy as any man my age,” she says convincingly. “There are a lot of women out there full of vibrancy. Take Jane Fonda. Can you find a man who looks as good as her at 77? I ran into Jane at Cannes. She was preparing to speak at an event that evening, and well, there she was, sitting on the ground like a 16-year-old, writing her own speech. Life’s about embracing your age and having fun— right where you’re at—not where you were before. Of course you’re not that any more. You’ve already been that.” Even in the beauty biz where young models dominate the landscape, Andie, who’s nearing her record 30th year as a spokeswoman for L’Oréal, is feeling her best years are the present. “There’s an empowerment to where I’m at now. I don’t feel inadequate or that youth dominates me in any way. I feel my experiences and knowledge are cards to my beauty. You get the whole package. Youth can only take you so far. I now have so much more to offer.” Andie also imparts some of her perennial beauty wisdom: Get a good night’s sleep (at least eight hours), eat organic (lots of fruits and vegetables), be active (ride bikes, takes long hikes, cross-country ski), moisturize (she’s always used L’Oréal Revitalift), and use lots of sunblock. The result? How about not requiring photoshop—even into your late fifties. Born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell (friends still call her Rose) in Gaffney, South Carolina, she opens up about her unhappy childhood. “My mother was an alcoholic, and my father left when I was only six. My mother was sweet and kind, but I had to take care of myself—and her—my whole life. She had a nervous breakdown right after I was born, and when she came back she started drinking. My childhood was
never truly a childhood. I’ve been an adult my entire life.” At 17, before heading off to college, Andie, forever the responsible one, staged an intervention for her mother at her uncle’s home...but sadly, it failed. Her mother simply would not get out of the car. “I’ve never told anyone this before,” Andie says, putting me on high alert. “My mother had shock treatments when she had the nervous breakdown after having me, so I think she was afraid of what was going to happen if she went inside that house. The doctor came down to the car and said if she didn’t get help, she would be dead in five years—and he was right.” In 1978, Andie signed with New York’s prestigious Elite Models. The famous one-name models like Esme and Iman were big at the time, but the name Rose was already taken, so the agency decided to call her Mac. Well, that lasted about three days. John Casablancas, the agency president, got wind of it commenting it sounded like a truck, and recrowned her Andie, and it stuck. With a new moniker and a new portfolio, Andie set off for Paris—and killed it. She worked every day—even weekends— and she loved it. But during this happiest of times, she would receive the saddest letter of her life. “Here’s the heartbreaker,” Andie warns me. “You really want to take out your heart and throw it against the wall? I got a letter from my mother.” Andie pauses, and I can hear her choking back tears, her voice thinning. “She wrote me a letter that said she’d stopped drinking. She quit drinking her last year and told me that she was so proud of me and that I didn’t deserve to have a mother who drank. I was so busy that year I didn’t get to see her. I didn’t go home for Thanksgiving because I was working…and then she died. I still have that letter. I never experienced her not drinking—that was the sad thing.” Andie’s relationship with her father was no easier. He remarried, and though Andie had desperately wanted him in her life, he wasn’t always available. Then, the year preceding his passing, he was placed in a care facility in Charlotte for dementia and Andie finally had the access she’d longed for. “It was amazing, and we connected and bonded like you couldn’t believe,” she says. “I can’t tell you how healing it was that year to go see him and sit with him and nurture and love him. >
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Valentino red couture dress, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Giuseppe Zanotti choker, Giuseppe Zanotti boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Bavna ring, $2400, bavna.com
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“I do like a man who will open the door for me. But if you want me to open the door for you, if that’s what I have to do to get treated as worthy and as valuable, then yeah, I’ll open the door for you. I can still be feminine and equal, I don’t have to start dressing like a man to fight this battle. I can do it in heels.”
> I fed him and soothed him and comforted him. It healed everything that was broken inside of me. All the pain and hurt that I carried around melted away. More than any other gift I could have received, that was the one—because I wanted and needed and desired his love, but it was something I could never touch. There’s no greater power than being able to love someone like that. I used to be so afraid of the pain I would feel at his funeral, but when I went, there was no pain.” Now twice divorced, Andie has three children: Justin, 28, Rainey, 25, and Margaret, 25, with first husband, Paul Qualley. “I talk to my kids about changing and improving. They can improve on me. I let them know, ‘You have that option to make things better. To break patterns.’ And my children know everything about me. We just talk openly and don’t hide stuff. We’re connected in a really deep and beautiful way, and they’re allowed to be their true selves. It’s a constant healing process of changing how families work.” But if there’s one thing that gets this woman’s goat, it’s this: “I feel equal [to men] even though I’m not treated equal. I’m baffled and confused, because my soul knows women deserve to be on an equal playing field with men. I’m not going to live my life diminished.” Politics aside, Andie’s ready to rumble for women’s equality her way. “I do like a man who will open the door for me,” she admits. “But if you want me to open the door for you, if that’s what I have to do to get treated as worthy and as valuable, then yeah, I’ll open the door for you. I can still be feminine and equal, I don’t have to start dressing like a man to fight this battle. I can do it in heels.” When it comes to pitchin’ in, Andie’s all in. She’s been the national spokesperson for both The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the American Heart Association. She also put two thousand acres of her Montana ranch in a conservation easement with the Montana Land Reliance (it’s now protected in perpetuity) and she’s also the quickest vetted board member of the National Forest Foundation. One game changer for Andie came during a visit to a shantytown church in Capetown, South Africa. There, she came face-to-face with severe poverty. Moved deeply, she put her 11,000-square-foot home on the market and downsized to 2,500. “What I saw there blew my mind. Utter poverty. Tears flowed like water out of my eyes—like someone turned on a faucet. My heart just kept breaking open and I had a transformation. I came home and just couldn’t live in that big house any more when the world existed in such poverty.” As we’re about to jump off the call, Andie pauses and asks if I want to hear the truth about why she sold the house. “The truth is I just didn’t want so many bathtubs. It made me sick to have so many bathtubs that weren’t being used. These people didn’t have a bathtub. I came back and no longer wanted stuff. I’m happier now with much, much less. On such a deep level, sometimes I have this Buddhist part of me that could be happy wearing a purple robe and holding a bowl,” she says, half-joking. “There’s that piece of me that could be really happy doing that.” G
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J Mendel silk chiffon dress, $7200, J Mendel, NYC, 212-832-5830 Margot McKinney ring, $34,400, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; margotmckinney.com
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M AGA Z I N E
Oscar de la Renta gown, $7690, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Giuseppe Zanotti sandal, $710, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Bavna ring, $3560, bavna.com
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AMANDA ELIASCH FASHION EDITOR PHOTO: INESA DE LA ROCHE
Valentino Double Handle Handbag, $3545, valentino.com
CHANEL Fine Jewelry Ultra 18K white-gold diamond and black ceramic earrings, $5,400, CHANEL Fine Jewelry boutiques, 800-550–0005
Piers Atkinson black tulle pouffe hat with Swarovski crystal detailing. piersatkinson.com
I love this time in London and LA. I am happy in my London home, with the best view of the river. The Magnolia trees are blossoming and their petals are gently falling to the ground. Right now, I hear my wonderful friend Rushka Bergman’s laughter coming from an upstairs bedroom that overlooks the beautiful gardens of Cheyne Walk. She and I met in 1998. I had gone to have my photographs approved at V Magazine in New York, but they were all nudes and they wanted me to do fashion. I didn’t really get the concept of shooting only fashion then. I rang a friend who ran an artist’s agency there, and she invited me to her office to choose a stylist to work with. I went, and there I found, in amongst the ordinary middle-of-the-range stylists, an extraordinary one: Rushka. Her work was so inspiring. Old historic faces from the Middle Ages stared back at me—beautiful romantic photographs that she had worked on. I knew she was the girl for me, and I still I love the photographs we made together. They went on to appear in an exhibition called Peep with the Proud Galleries, and later on, they accompanied my poetry in Cloak and Dag ger Butterfly. I believe truly that Rushka Bergman did more for Balenciaga than Balenciaga. When I look at vintage Balenciaga I see matronly gowns and coming-out dresses. Rushka made the brand hip, as did the designers Nicholas and Andy. Truly, most of the big houses she celebrates in her huge wardrobe, she gives elegance and personality to. It was both Rushka and Isabella Blow who suggested I turn myself into a new version of Marilyn Monroe. Two of my best decisions: becoming more like Marilyn and becoming the fashion editor of Genlux magazine. I love the stunning designs of Hollywood’s heyday—the dream factory. Let’s bring that kind of glamour back. Chiffon ‘round the shoulders and feathers at every opportunity—made for the bedroom. As Diana Vreeland once said, “Style—all who have it share one thing: originality.” I like individuals with originality. People in Great Britain are famous for their individuality. After all, we all come from nothing and leave with nothing—so no sense being grey in between.
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2015
Lydia Courteille cross earrings in red tourmalines, rubies and 18K gold. lydiacourteille.com
CHANEL Fine Jewelry Médaillon Ultra 18K whitegold diamond and black ceramic ring, $14,500, CHANEL Fine Jewelry boutiques, 800-550–0005
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2015
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WHOA, NOW THAT SMELLS GOOD!
What new fragrances are lighting up our olfactory receptors?
BEAUTY SCENTS OF STYLE
Jo Malone London Sakura Cherry Blossom, $125, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Prada Candy Florale, $70, sephora.com
0.2 Fragrance eau de parfum, $120, Fred Segal, LA, 323-651-4129, 0point2.com
Agent Provocateur Fatale Pink eau de parfum, $95, Agent Provocateur, Beverly Hills, 310-888-0050
Original by Anja Rubik Eau de Parfum, 50ml $110, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400
Gucci Guilty Diamond Pour Femme, 50ml, $81, sephora.com
Clean Summer Sun, $59, cleanperfume.com
GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK Dasein Summer unisex, $95, daseinfragrance.com
L’Artisan Parfumeur Rose Privée 100 ml, $180, artisanparfumeur.com
Prada Luna Rossa Sport, 1.7oz, $64, Macy’s, macys.com
POR HOMME Valentino Uomo Edition Noire, $95, nordstrom.com
Gucci Guilty Diamond Pour Homme, 90ml, $88, sephora.com
Bond No. 9 Park Avenue South,100ml, $295, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN (THE FABULOUS365.COM BLOGGER)
Jimmy Choo Candy ‘No’ clutch, $895, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
Jimmy Choo Abel pump, $595, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
James Turrell at Guggenheim Museum
LIFE IMITATES ART
Jimmy Choo Candy ‘Yes’ clutch, $895, select Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com
The Jimmy Choo collection, inspired by James Turrell
In May of 2013, thanks to Louis Vuitton, I had the distinct honor of attending the opening evening of ‘Akhob,’ the James Turrell light and space installation on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton boutique in The Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas. Meeting Mr. Turrell, and having the privilege of being one of the first people to go through the two light chambers—the 20-minute light show where I perceived a light-filled void of indeterminate dimension; then to dine and speak at length with Mr. Turrell, hear his views on light, space and his crater, was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life. This month, I found out that Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi is just as big a James Turrell fan as I am…and has created an entire collection based on his dynamic installations. Ms. Choi believes that light, like shoes, has transformative powers. Case in point: how a nude shoe can lengthen a leg by illusion. She says, “I was inspired by the brightness and the way the light is projected. The key
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“My work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing.”– James Turrell
was to keep the shoes simple and to form perspective with different tones and colors.” In Jimmy Choo’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection you can actually see how the light has inspired. Color-blocking, mirrored leathers—and cutouts used to create 3-D effects that captivate and essentially deceive the eye—pay homage to one of the most talented artists of our times.
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GENLUXSHOP BEAU DUNN, GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR Valerie Beverly Hills Brush Kit, $650, Valerie Beverly Hills, 310-274-7348, valeriebeverlyhills.com
La Prairie’s newest travel set is a must-have with luxurious moisturizing capabilities. I always make sure this is in my purse before any trip. La Prairie Moisturize Eyes & Lips, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
La Mer Crème de la Mer, $160, Nordstrom at the Grove, LA 323-930-2230
La Mer’s moisturizing cream helps improve lines, wrinkles, and pores. A musthave for everyday use or travel. Created by Dr. Max Huber, it’s infused with La Mer’s miraculous ‘Miracle Broth’ to keep skin glowing, renewed and rejuvenated.
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“Our brushes are the best of the best!” exclaims Valerie Sarnelle, owner of Valerie Beverly Hills. Packaged in a luscious lavender lambskin roll-up kit, Valerie’s brush kit contains perfectly designed brushes to give your skin a flawless finish and make packing as simple as 1-2-3.
GOOD WHO’S HAIR BEHIND DAY THAT MASK? This leave-in conditioner detangles, moisturizes, and seals the hair cuticle to give you gorgeous locks all day. UV and thermal protection. Unite 7 Seconds, $26.25, Nine Zero One Salon, West Hollywood, 310-855-9099
Barefoot Dreams leopard comfy throw, 160, Planet Blue, Beverly Hills, 310-385-0557
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Kate Somerville’s new gel-cream mask helps clear blemishes and dissolves impurities without over-drying the skin.
SWEET DREAMS Kiki De Montparnasse x Violet Grey Sleep Masks, $180, Violet Grey, Melrose Place, LA, 323-782-9700
Get “bikini ready” with this all-natural 7-day cleanse kit created by stylist Nicole Pollard Bayme. Includes a glutenfree cleanse, smoothie and detox tea that come prepackaged for added convenience. Your dream body awaits. Bikini Cleanse Seven Day Weight Loss System, $189, bikinicleanse.com SK-II 3D Redefining Facial Mask, $150, Sephora Century City, 310-843-0123
These SK-II masks are targeted to moisturize and lift. The 3D stretch design seamlessly fits the face, in a two-piece design. Kate Somerville EradiKate Mask, $54, katesomerville.com
Kill or be killed
R O D E O
Beauty for the beast in you. appointment only 310-734-7372
F E AT U R I N G R O U G E B U N N Y R O U G E C O S M E T I C S F R O M LO N D O N
BEAUTY RED CARPET
GENLUXSHOP CLOSE-UP READY
Director Giuseppe Tornatore’s film classic Cinema Paradiso gets a makeover with the support of Dolce&Gabbana ARTIST’S TOUCH
Makeup artist Stephen Sollitto works his magic on Kate King for the big premiere
One of the highlights of AFI FEST 2014 was the world premiere screening of digitally restored Cinema Paradiso at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre. The film’s director, Giuseppe Tornatore, attended the event to celebrate the remake of his famous film which won an Oscar ® for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990. The film’s new remastering was supported courtesy of Dolce&Gabbana.
Kate King, who appears in the latest commercial for Dolce&Gabbana’s female scent Dolce (also directed by Tornatore), attended the event wearing an ivory Dolce&Gabbana dress. Her gorgeous look was created by makeup artist Stephen Sollitto using Dolce&Gabbana beauty products. “Making Kate look pretty was simple because she has beautiful eyes and doesn’t need much to stand out,” said Stephen. “Along with the new Perfect Reveal Radiance Primer, an event necessity, I turned to shades of brown to emphasize her eyes.”
Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore and model Kate King on the red carpet
Invite to the world premiere of the digitally remastered version of Cinema Paradiso
GET THE LOOK:
Stephen used the following products to create Kate King’s Dolce-inspired look: The Primer: D&G Primer The Foundation: Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation The Eyeshadow: Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Desert & Smoky Perfect Mono Cream Eye Colour in Pure Gold. The Mascara: Passion Eyes Mascara The Blush: Apricot & Caramel The Lipstick - Classic Cream Lipstick in Nude All available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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✯ GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK STRONG FOUNDATION
Love this Dolce&Gabbana foundation for a healthy glow
SUMMER SKIN Summer requires its own special beauty tricks. After all, it’s in summer that your eye shadow becomes a greasy pool in your eyelid creases, your skin is a clogged-pore mess, and your hair color looks like mud against your tan. But don’t panic! Here are my picks to keep you looking your best this season. —Cecilia
PORE IT ON
Looking for a cosmetic revolution? Enriched with brightening actives, this fresh, weightless formula creates glowing luminosity for light to medium coverage. The formula also has an instant cooling effect once it’s applied, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and glowing. But the real miracle is in the applicator: a custom sponge with 800,000 pores to deliver an even application for natural, fresh, dewy-faced results. Nice. Miracle Cushion Makeup, $47, Lancôme counters, lancome-usa.com
Skin Laundry’s safe laser skin treatment solution makes maintaining healthy skin both easy and convenient. Try their signature 10-minute medical-grade treatment for deep-down skin cleaning and improvement with NO downtime. Staffed by a team of certified healthcare pros. Regular treatments will visibly improve skin’s overall texture and reduce the look of lines, wrinkles. 8789 Beverly Blvd., LA, 310-360-0791
GET GEL SOON
Need to refresh dull hair color in between salon appointments? This one-step Sachet Packet System of Color, Developer and Equalizer comes ready-touse, making the system foolproof for all. Full gray coverage with no need to worry about a line of demarcation, or ends that ‘grab’ color and become too dark. No Measuring, No Mixing, No Mess! UMBERTO Beverly Hills U Color Italian Demi Hair Color, $10.79–$15.99, select California Target locations, target.com
A foaming body scrub! And the scent is heavenly: Lemongrass, Vetiver and Sage. With its ingredients of bamboo and walnut shell working to remove dull skin cells and revitalizing oils to encourage new cells, I promise that one teaspoon will get you smooth from head to toe! Ziesche Body Scrub, $24.95, ziescheusa.com
The perfect rosy bronzing powder with sunscreen, packaged beautifully as only CHANEL can. Give your face the color boost it needs to take you from summer into fall. CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen, $65, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
BEAUTY CECILIA’S PICKS
GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK
This anti-aging, fast-acting gel serum targets the cells that make skin look younger with precision. Daily application (morning and night), will guarantee youthful looking skin in only two weeks! La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster, $290, Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Made for a queen, this unique dry oil formula for face, body and even hair! It’s formulated with provitamin D, an innovative molecule that guarantees sufficient production of vitamin D. Intensely hydrating and essential to reinforcing skin’s natural self-defense mechanism. Natura Bisse SPF30 C+C Dry Oil Antioxidant Sun Protection, $63, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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Hello, Gypset Lady! Think Jackie O
with a touch of rebel rocker. The lady who lunches never looked so right. Perfect A-line paired with aviators and galdiators.
“Gypset! Boho Chic! All the glam of the 70s but refined to a whole new level of chic luxe!”
Saint Laurent gladiator sandal, $1795, Barneys New York stores, barneys.com
FASHION DESIGNER NOTES — DAVID MEISTER
KILLER SEXY! Gianvito Rossi sandal, $995, Barneys New York stores, barneys.com
Floating on tie-dye air never looked so right. Flowing chiffon with built in statement necklace. The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan, 1973. At the time, it placed American fashion in a whole new global spotlight
Eyes of Laura Mars – 70s High Fashion, High Drama, and Faye Dunaway!
ON THE FRINGE
BOHO PERFECTION Beaded suede paired with printed chiffon... Killer! Perfect for the yacht in Cannes or an outdoor summer event.
Saint Laurent bucket bag, $1990, Barneys New York stores, barneys.com
La Perla Ethno Soutache, $848, La Perla boutiques
POOLSIDE TO STREET CHIC nt
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Every Gypsetter’s accessory! Sydney Evan 14K gold pavé diamond and gemstone bracelets, $530-$1035, bergdorfgoodman.com
DROOLING EVENING— FOR SHEER THIS SHEER, VALENTINO SHEER! DONNA’S BUTTERFLY SHEER RED PRINT CAMO ENTRANCE PANT MAKER… Valentino Butterfly SICK...WILL twill THEM trouser, $980, STOP barneys.com IN THEIR TRACKS!!! RED AND CHAINED – SPRING MUST-HAVE
Gianvito Rossi sandal, $1395, bergdorfgoodman.com
What is more 70s than macramé? Beyond groovy in this nude swimsuit.
STACK ‘EM HIGH!
Valentino Rockstud gladiator sandal, $1145, bergdorfgoodman.com
Valentino tote, $3545, bergdorfgoodman.com
Giuseppe Zanotti sandal, $845, Barneys New York stores, barneys.com
Interior designer Nicole Fuller grew up between London and New York, and finds herself inspired by her world travels. She received two nominations for London’s prestigious Andrew Martin Designer of the Year Award, and was also named by Vogue as one of the hottest new designers of the year. She’s currently preparing to launch Isabella Wolfe, a luxury furniture and accessories company. When not jetsetting the globe, her favorite pastime is relaxing with good friends over a wonderful dinner, and, of course, a fabulous wine. Where’s your favorite place to escape to?
GENLUXSHOPJ A Fuller Life
Favorite items for this season?
My navy Chloé gown with gold chains, Givenchy black meshcoated cocktail dress, Isabel Marant gauzy white separates (skirts & tops), black Saint Laurent French bag.
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.
iPhone, sunglasses and my Hermès bangles.
Favorite room in your home?
My bedroom. It’s so peaceful, and sleep is everything.
Nicole’s Carhart mansion interior project. Photo: Jill Lottenburg
Hermès bangles in enamel, price ranges from $475 - $825, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6400
If you could take only one person on vacation with you? My mother, because she
is incredibly inspiring to me. She is the deepest, creative, most loving person I know.
Aquazzura Forever Marilyn pump, 750, aquazzura.com
What are your working on? How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Saint Laurent pieces are great for day to night because they’re
rocker chic, sophisticated, and elegant. And Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane does exceptional tailoring for women.
What shoes do you bring?
All of them! But to name a few, Gianvito Rossi, Aquazzura, and my red Chloé Western booties.
Custom-designed Nancy Gonzalez and VBH bags for evening. And at least one Corto Moltedo.
Nancy Gonzalez crocodile large satchel bag, $4400, Saks Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
Who is your mentor?
I don’t have one speciﬁc one, as I’m incredibly inspired on a daily basis by my wonderful friends, family, amazing team and fabulous clients.
We are working on 36 amazing projects, both commercial and residential. A few commercial projects are Gianvito Rossi’s NY showroom, the Zac Posen headquarters and atelier in NY, and a building from the ground up in Soho. As for residential, we’re gut-renovating a gorgeous townhouse in New York’s West Village, a 15,000-square-foot post-andbeam home by architect Edward Fickett in Beverly Hills, and a glass penthouse in Miami overlooking the ocean.
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CLOSET DESIRES:GET YOUR SUEDE ON
GENLUXSHOP SUEDE COMES IN A RAINBOW OF SHADES... MORE LIKE A SECOND SKIN. CHOOSE YOURS NOW.
Burberry Prorsum SS2015
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Longchamp pastel exotic clutch, $3425, longchamp.com
Aquazzura Hello Lover nude high heel pump, $765, Barney’s NY, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; aquazzura.com
Burberry Prorsum jacket, Beverly Center, LA, 310-657-2424
Gérard Darel Angelys dress, $1070, Bloomingdale’s Century City, 310-772-2100
Gérard Darel skirt, $965, Bloomingdale’s Century City, 310-772-2100 Hermès fingerless gloves in goatskin suede, $360, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440 Emporio Armani SS2015
Asos Africa shift top and skirt in textured geo, asos.com
THIS SEASON WE’RE ALL HEADED INTO THE WILD. GET YOUR OUTFIT ON NOW! IT’S GOING TO BE A HOT SUMMER.
Christian Louboutin Tribalou Collection Passage Mini Arizona Leo bag, $3195, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300
Cocobelle red snake tie sandal, $128, shoptamarind.com
Christian Louboutin Tribalou Collection Azunika sandal, $1295, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300
Zimmermann Admire Animal top, $395, Zimmermann, West Hollywood, 310-285-9680
CLOSET DESIRES: TRIBAL QUEST
House of Harlow 1960 Rift Valley Drop earrings, dillards.com
Giuseppe Zanotti gold knee-high gladiator sandal, $2350, Giuseppe Zanotti, BH, giuseppezanottidesign.com Gérard Darel Alouette pants, $345, Bloomingdale’s Century City, 310-772-2100
Barbara Bui SS2015
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gENLUXshop Shop for a Cause
Genlux applauds the designers and brands who donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. here, our Cat Williams shares a few of them.
Carbon & Hyde + charity:water
Stuart Weitzman + CanCer reSearCh
Carbon & Hyde is taking a casual-young approach to fine jewelry. The LA-based brand features pieces that are handcrafted from 14K gold and diamonds in California. For the month of April, Carbon & Hyde will donate 15% of all sales to charity:water. Poison Ivy ear jacket set, $1725; Olympia mid-finger ring, $2645, carbonandhyde.com
Stuart Weitzman’s Legwrap Sandal is sure to be the sexiest shoe of the summer. This gladiatorinspired heel is the perfect marriage of fashion and philanthropy. Proceeds from the limited-edition capsule collection will benefit Dr. Marsha A. Moses’ pioneering cancer research initiatives at the Folkman Institute in Boston. Legwrap Sandal, $498, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600
Mad Over You + 100% Donation Mad Over You Clothing has partnered with community centers across the country to make a difference in the lives of children by supporting ongoing projects that benefit each community center. 100% of the profits from each T-shirt goes directly to this effort. Mad Over You T-Shirt, $78, shopbop.com
Knotty Gal + Bhandari GirlS’ SChool
Knotty Gal jewelry joins unique knot designs with a philanthropic mission. A portion of each sale of Knotty Gal accessories benefits the Bhandari Girls’ School in Bogra, Bangladesh. Knotty Gal is responsible for furthering the education of more than 1200 girls. Being knotty is so nice. Party Like a Rockstar necklace, $225, knottygal.com
The casually chic tote bags from FEED are a summer musthave. Lauren Bush Lauren, founder and CEO of FEED, believes in creating good products that help feed the world. For every sale of this great bag, a child will be provided with one year of school meals. FEED 1 Bag, $80, feedprojects.com
Angela & Roi + Donate by Color
Join the ‘Donate by Color’ movement with vegan leather handbags from Angela & Roi. For each handbag purchase, 5% of the sale will be donated to the charity partner based on the color of the bag. This sleek Sunday Tote supports the National Kidney Foundation. Sunday Tote, $150, angelaroi.com
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Hello, Cupcake! Photo: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Bruno Lima / Exclusive Artists Management Makeup: Simon Rihana using Dr. Murad skincare / OneRepresents.com Hair: Marina Migliaccio / TheRexAgency.com
Casey Reinhardt is as sweet as they come. Besides juggling all aspects of her successful confectionary business with ease, this young dynamo finds sweet ways to give back
I eat, sleep, breathe Casey’s Cupcakes. I’m inspired by everything around me and I use those inspirations to create beautiful and delicious food. Like fashion, my cupcakes and their accessories are always keeping up with the trends.
What’s your passion?
What’s your favorite getaway?
Yachting with my family. We pick a new and different exotic location at different times of year. It’s such a special and luxurious getaway!
If you could have any other career, what would it be? I would love to
host a television show, such as a competition show or a cooking/lifestyle show like Martha Stewart. I love being in front of the camera and I love sharing my creativity! It’s still a must-do on my list! What’s one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
I’m a total perfectionist. I like when things are done a certain way, and I get very anxious when they aren’t. I wish I could just let go a little and let things work out the way they’re supposed to, because they usually do.
Who’s your hero?
My mother, Kelly Roberts. She’s such a brilliant, beautiful woman with the biggest, most loving heart. She has an infectious personality that’s so fun to be around. Not only an incredible mother to my brother and me, but she is a savvy businesswoman. I often seek her advice; she is the person I always turn to. What’s your biggest nightmare?
Losing the people I love the most. I know how precious life is and I’m so grateful for each day that I have with my family and friends. They’re the most important thing. What’s your favorite dream?
Turning Casey’s Cupcakes into an international brand with my boutiques all over the world!
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” –Opra h
What’s your favorite quote?
What charity do you devote your most time to? I founded the C.A.S.E.Y.
Foundation in 2002—Children’s Alliance for the Success and Education of Youth. My passion is helping children build their self-esteem by focusing on academics and extra-curricular activities.
Are there ways that Casey’s Cupcakes gives back? I’ve had
the opportunity to work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Olive Crest Children’s Foundation, as well as the Kelly J. Roberts Private Foundation and Mary S. Roberts Foundation.
Valentino crepe couture dress, $4390, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Jimmy Choo pump, $595, Jimmy Choo Michael John earrings, $2530; bracelet, $13,050, michaeljohnjewelry.com Sylvie Collection ring, $5520, sylviecollection.com
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GENLUXSHOP CARMEL VALLEY RANCH Nearby the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, the newly remodeled Carmel Valley Ranch resort boasts 300 days of annual sunshine, and nearly 500 acres—the perfect California luxury oasis to renew and revive spirits, celebrate romance, or reunite with friends and family. —Cecilia High Tee The golf course’s high elevation creates dramatic views
The recently renovated Carmel Valley Ranch resort added 30 Great Outdoors indoor-outdoor guest suites The new suites’ outdoor and studios designed by living areas create a Rodrigo Vargas Design, with feeling of open serenity architectural design by SB Architects and The Paul Davis Partnership. Each intimate one-bedroom suite measures at least 700 square feet and offers a serene outdoor living area with stunning valley and vineyard views. They have concrete soaking tubs, indoor-outdoor fireplaces, and rustic-elegant furnishings. Bathrooms are fashioned with natural stones and woods, and offer glassenclosed stone mosaic showers. Every suite is pure, relaxing bliss.
A bounty of dining options. Try breakfast at the Golf Clubhouse. Sweeping views of the course, indoor/outdoor seating options, and a friendly staff—all contribute to a relaxing meal. Ignacio’s Famous Slow-Toasted Granola with Farm Stand Fresh Fruit and Greek Yogurt will give you just the right amount of “umph” to hit the links. Meat-lovers will be especially pleased with The Lodge for dinner. The all-natural-raised beef selections hail from the farms of Scott and Kim English, Hercules Ranch and Thomas
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Are you into archery, bird watching, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, or wellness programs? There’s something fun and exciting for everyone. Here are a couple of standouts for my family: Golf: The 18-hole, par-70, Pete Dye-designed Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course takes advantage of the area’s dramatic elevation changes. Located adjacent to the resort, it winds through vineyards, lavender fields, ponds and old-growth oak groves. Need clubs? The course rents a nice set of TaylorMade woods and irons for $75. Beekeeping: Check out the property’s twelve hives filled with more than 60,000 honey bees that keep the beautiful lavender plants lush. Visit in September and learn the ins and outs of beekeeping firsthand with the Honey Harvest Demonstration. Vineyard: New epicurean experiences showcase the resort’s four-acre pinot noir vineyard including a monthly winepairing dinner. Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared before you in the Adventure Kitchen—featuring ingredients from the resort’s organic garden, local food sources, and wines from local makers.
Angus Ranch. A standout is the yummy Angus Block Cut New York Steak with Chef Tim Wood’s signature Truffle Fries and Wilted Garden Greens. Try the Butternut Squash Risotto served with Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Hazelnut Gremolata. Ready for dessert? Step outside to roast s’mores at the fire pits on the Lodge pool deck (complimentary from 5-9 pm, nightly). Grown-ups and kids alike gather around the fire to socialize while enjoying a perfectly gooey marshmallow and chocolate delight. It’s physically impossible to be unhappy while you’re eating s’mores. For more information go to carmelvalleyranch.com
Work up an appetite strolling the quaint, hilly streets of Carmel and head over to Portabella. This storybook restaurant’s menu takes you on a gustatory tour of Italy, Southern France and Spain, complemented by a wine list offering an excellent selection of California varietals. General manager Luiz Ferreira is not only lively and charming, but suggests dishes that truly tantalize the taste buds. Start with the Porcini-Crusted Dayboat Scallops with bosc pear, seared in a Syrah essence (the most delicious scallops I’ve had). Main entrée items had me salivating with choices like Rack of Lamb Provencale served with herbs de Provence, pistachio persillade, and spinach whipped potatoes. The Côte de Veau is a grilled veal chop with a pink peppercorn sauce, served with cauliflower gratin and roasted potatoes that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. And the Paella Valenciana! Shellfish, chicken, chorizo, organic vegetables, simmered in a saffron rice—it definitely hit the spot! Here’s the hitch: the restaurant doesn’t have an actual address, but you’ll have no trouble finding it (on Ocean Avenue between Lincoln and Monte Verde) Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-624-4395, portabellacarmel.com
If you’re taking Highway 1 North up to Carmel, be sure to stop off at Sebastian’s Store, located in San Simeon right across from Hearst Castle. This is, hands-down, the best place for burgers! Sebastian’s also hap-
pens to be connected to Hearst Castle winery...get where I’m going with this? Have a burger and a little wine tasting. Perfect afternoon! 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, 805-927-3307
est. 1923 Spa Ojai, as much as anywhere on earth, is a place of rediscovery and renewal. Reset yourself. Slow down and feel. Breathe deep. It’s a world where the senses are transfixed and the present comes back into focus. Set your private treatment today. Call 844-261-7295
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GENLUX GENLUXSHOP IT’S NAPA TIME We escape to The Caneros Inn, a quiet oasis in Northern California’s wine county that proves ‘rustic luxury’ is no oxymoron
Rustic Relaxation A successful balance of rustic aesthetics and luxury amenities
On 27 acres of grapevines, unspoiled farmland, and scenic orchards, The Carneros Inn is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Napa valley’s wine country. The resort’s design is based on cues from the local countrysidelike barns, silos and ranchers’ cottages. Our suite was stylish, modern and captured the region’s distinct charm. The property features 86 guest cottages plus suites and luxury home rentals—all furnished with casual elegance. Nice touches include the expansive private patios that feature—get this—outdoor showers and fire pits! The suites feature soaking tubs and heated bathroom floors. Even the most sophisticated traveler will love this rustic retreat! The Carneros Inn, 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, California, 707-299-4900, thecarnerosinn.com
Photo: Jeff Lipsman
AND DRINK SOME MORE
Schramsberg is not only one of the best new world bubblies, it runs with the best from Champagne. We always keep a few bottles in our cellar. We’re drinking the 2002 Blanc de Blancs now. It is made in a dryer style, with fine bubbles, a creamy mousse, with low acidity and a nice yeasty back flavor. Schramsberg ages well and is a terrific bargain. Plus the folks at the winery are fantastic and their tour of the aging cave (literally a cave) is the highlight of any trip to Napa. —Jeff Lipsman
Trivia: Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs was poured at President Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China’s Premier Zhou Enlai, and since then, their bubblies have been served at official State functions by every U.S. presidential administration. Schramsberg Winery, 1400 Schramsberg Road, Calistoga, 707-942-4558, schramsberg.com
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The entire Jarvis Estate winery is contained within 45,000 square feet of cave tunneled into the scenic Vaca Mountains (four miles east of downtown Napa). As the country’s first underground winery, it’s truly a masterpiece. Experience a unique cave tour, complete with waterfalls (yes, waterfalls!) and conclude with an intimate seated sampling experience in the Tasting Chamber. You’ll enjoy six Jarvis Estate and Reserve Collection wines. Jarvis Winery, 2970 Monticello Road, Napa, 800-255-5280, jarviswines.com
MUST TASTE: Dine in the Farm’s elegant dining room, or dine al fresco on the patio and enjoy the glorious Napa Valley evenings—it’s heavenly. Try the Seared Tombo Tuna with Crispy Purple Potatoes, Blue Lake Beans, Garden Greens, Shaved Radish and Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette. The perfect meal to enjoy with a 2013 Robert Stemmler Chardonnay, aahhh, yes! Farm, 707299-4880, farmatthecarnerosinn.com
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GENLUXSHOP CHIC DECOR SHERRYL WHITE chooses some vibrant favorites to help you brighten up your life.
Spring flowers aren’t the only things getting beautified. This striking garden hose and holder is a stunning example. Reindeer Garden Hose Set by Garden Glory, $695 (as shown), gracioushome.com
Based in Italy, Nodus is part of a collective that brings innovative ideas to the age-old tradition of rug making. This patterned carpet, dubbed “Underworld,” features surrealist comic illustrations full of strange and fantastical creatures. Underworld Rug by Studio Job for Nodus, nodusrug.com
This flamboyant backgammon board is a beguiling nod to the ladies of the carnival. It’s easy to be engaged by a game this sultry; and nearly impossible to avoid taking a roll of the dice. Carnival Backgammon Board by Alexandra Llewellyn, $4820, alexandralldesign.com
This chic rocking lounger, inspired by seashells, brings together the best of nature and technology. It helps conjure the soothing sounds of water lapping against the shore. Cowrie Rocker by Brodie Neill for Made in Ratio, $11,052, The Future Perfect, SF, 415-932-6508, thefutureperfect.com
Brazilian-based designer Jacqueline Terpins crafts a vase as lively as the city she resides in. This colorful vase with undulating form flows and sways as though reflecting a sexy samba. Vaso Membrana by Jacqueline Terpins, terpins.com
Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci Turbulence Wave Cabinet, Limited edition of 12, $138,000, Ralph Pucci, Pacific Design Center, LA, 310-360-9707
Patrick Naggar for Ralph Pucci Speed Desk, Limited edition of 24, $66,000, Ralph Pucci, Pacific Design Center, LA, 310-360-9707
Patrick Naggar, French artist and designer, says, “It is essential to try and create beauty in a world where everything beautiful is threatened.” These furniture offerings in vibrant red speak directly to the heart and cause curious cases of intense dreaming.
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GENLUXSHOP Nomadic Spirit
Ever since childhood, my nomadic nature has been a part of me. My parents, who loved to travel, would take us on crazy road-trip journeys all over Europe, or fly us to exotic places— always game to try new experiences. These adventures have been a source of inspiration in my career. Here are some things that share that inspiration. —Martyn Lawrence Bullard
African jewelry designer Anna Trzebinski employed the help of Maasai tribes to create a jewelry collection that captures the nomadic spirit. Timeless in their spirit, but capturing this season’s trends. annatrzebinski.com
ANIMAL HOUSE Photo: Joe Kramm R & Company
I love this quirky collection of wild nomadic animals. These functional stools double as sculptures. I’m lusting to have my own flock. The Haas Brothers Unique Mini Beasts, thehaasbrothers.co
Mota Style Photo stylist Carlos Mota is a true nomadic adventurer and artistic genius. His contribution to the most prestigious interior and fashion magazines can been seen in A Touch of Style, published by Assouline. For all voyeurs who love to see the most glamorous, exclusive and delicious interiors, gardens and homes from around the globe. $75, assouline.com
I designed this pâte-de-verre of Daum glassware inspired by the ultimate temptation and the original sin: the Garden of Eden, the tree of life, the seductive serpent, and the symbol of lust, love and sex—the red apple. This limitededition piece has all the bold beauty of the season’s nomadic trends, along with a
strength of presence. The beauty of the subtle eau de nil color juxtaposed with the apple’s rich red would make any dining room, entry hall or marble-clad bathroom sparkle. This creation not only captures the spirit of everything that’s hot in the interior design world, it also perfectly illustrates my love of all things exotic, sexy, and of course, world-travelled. Eden Chandelier with Snake, limited-edition of eight, price upon request, exclusively at the Daum Showroom, NYC, 1-866289-3286
COOL DRINK To wash down that delicious meal or, indeed, wash away the stress of the day, the on-trend drink is an Aperol Spritz. This Italian classic is seeing a revival in fashionista bars and on glamorous
hotel terraces around the world. The slightly bitter taste is immediately surprising, and the spritz of soda creates the most refreshing of drinks! A true taste of summer.
My Nomad Fabric Collection I named my latest fabrics ‘Nomad’ in honor of the season’s trend. Color palettes of blues, saffron, burnt umber and berber grays have a distinctly African influence, and blend with tribal Indonesian patterns. They’re stone-washed for a soft-to-the-touch texture that looks patinaed and antiqued.
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Cottar’s 1920s Safari camp honeymoon tent with veranda and view of the Maasai Mara
eutler Gallery, New York
Nick Brandt’s On This Earth, A Shadow Falls I collect many things, but photographs trump all the others. The photographic artist du jour, and a must-have for any collector of beautiful imagery, is Nick Brandt. His latest show, Across the Ravaged Land, was shown at the Fahey Klein Gallery in LA to a sellout audience. His arresting images of wild beasts on the African plains beautifully posing against their majestic homelands are lustworthy. nickbrandt.com
Martyn Lawrence Bullard Nomad fabric collection, $88 to $120 per yard, martynlawrencebullard.com
INTO THE WOOD
My fragrance of the moment is Oud Wood, Tom Ford’s heady, sexy, unisex fragrance. The heart of its ingredients is the precious Oud oil. $215 - $525, tomford.com
‘Hollywood’ Haviland Collection by Martyn Lawrence Bullard It’s been my dream to collaborate with the iconic Haviland Limoges brand that’s been creating porcelain for presidents, royalty and the world’s glitterati since 1843. I’m happy to introduce my first design, ‘Hollywood.’ I best describe it as David Hicks goes to Africa, with a stay at the Mamounia Hotel on the way! It’s a sort of 60s-geometric design mixed with tribal motifs. It’s modern and chic while retaining a timelessness. Layer it with everyday white China or dramatic black accessories. I designed it with my ethos in mind: ‘Never save anything for best, as today is your best and tomorrow will be even better.’ So use everything you own every day. Enjoy it, live with it and love it. The underplate, $165; large dinner plate, $120; bread plate, $70; teacup, $145; saucer, $60, 866-289-3286, haviland.fr
TIME MACHINE This is the ultimate nomadic bucket list trip—a Cottar’s 1920s Safari camp. The unrivaled luxury of these beautifully appointed camps, complete with antique furniture, four-poster beds, hip baths and hundreds of yards of muslin tenting, is truly like traveling back in time. Gone are the days of hunting parties—now the only shooting is from your camera. The sheer beauty of the African plains, and witnessing the animals in their natural habitat, will haunt you forever. Experience life-altering emotions and beauty everywhere you look. This is a must-experience vacation. Cottar’s Safari Service: Cottar’s 1920s Camp, cottars.com
Hippy Chic The Saint Laurent spring/summer collection is spiced up with the most exotic array of embroideries and nomadic draperies. The menswear collection has a district Moroccan flavor mixed with African motifs and a real hippy chic vibe. Layers, beads, brocades, and leather-lace sandals—perfect for a stroll through the souk or a shopping safari on Rodeo Drive! Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-4110
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GENLUXSHOP RAISING THE STEAKS
Ready to feast on a filet at one of our favorite restaurants?
Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill
Try the SVEDKA Silver Bullet Martini:
INGREDIENTS: 2½ parts SVEDKA Vodka ½ part Dry Vermouth Dash orange bitters INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake or stir until cold. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with olives.
Drawing on more than 65 years of family history and culinary tradition, restaurateurs and brothers Ian and Justin Hopper pay homage to their family’s Californiameets-Indonesia heritage with Hutchinson Cocktails & Grill— the first-of-its-kind Indonesian steakhouse in California. I’m a huge fan of the Nebraskan Filet with the Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce. And you won’t be disappointed starting the meal with the Lettuce Cups with Pork Belly. Are you craving fried chicken? Seriously, Hutchinson’s Green Curry Fried Chicken with Cabbage-Apple Slaw is finger-licking good! Perfect pairing with the handcut garlic aioli and peanut sauce fries. Other mouthwatering sides include their decadent Mac & Cheese, Sriracha Butter Corn, and Grilled Asparagus with coconut curry, fried shallots and bacon. Yes, bacon. 826 N. La Cienega Blvd,LA, 310-360-0884
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Hutchinson’s cozy booths are perfect for a romantic dinner or making your next deal.
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Ocean Prime’s deliciously filling Filet Oscar Style
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Tucked away in a corner of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, Il Forno Caldo is our go-to Italian restaurant. With fantastic food, cozy ambiance, attentive service, and fair prices, this place deserves the Zagat recommendations displayed on its walls. Favorites are the Ribeye Steak in mushroom and port wine sauce, or the Chicken in Cognac Sauce. Want to dine light? Try the Beverly Hills Salad with organic baby mixed greens, fresh strawberries, breast of chicken and walnuts, or the Buratta Cheese Bruchetta. Best pizza in Beverly Hills and hundreds of wine choices. 9705 Santa Monica Blvd South, Beverly Hills, 310-777-0040
PRIME TIME Located just steps from Rodeo Drive, Ocean Prime creates an extraordinary dining experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in an atmosphere that is chic and sophisticated. There’s a variety of seating areas to choose from— heated romantic outdoors, upscale sports bar, elegant indoor dining—to guarantee the perfect gastronomic ambiance. This Beverly Hills hot spot has quickly become the happy-hour hangout of choice for agents, locals, and retailers. I love a good Crisp Wedge of Iceberg salad before devouring a steak, and this salad fit the bill! With smoked bacon, sweet
grape tomatoes, just the right amount of red onion, and that bleu cheese Cabernet buttermilk dressing, I was in heaven! Next, Filet Mignon with Black Truffle Butter. Yes, it was amazing. Paired with the traditional creamed spinach, sautéed button mushrooms, and indulgent twice-baked potatoes, this is a meal not be forgotten any time soon.
crime through job training and employment in the bakery. Not only is Homeboy Industries a worthy cause, but the bread is divine! 9595 Wilshire Blvd at Camden, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4818
A huge plus is that Ocean Prime sources their Ocean Prime bread from Homeboy Industries—a bakery started by Fr. Gregory Boyle to steer former gang members from a life of
“We loved having Jalisco’s Tacos at Winner, Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence! our Genlux event on Rodeo Drive! In Pacific Palisades In Beverly Hills They were a big hit!”
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“We loved having Jalisco’s Tacos at our Genlux event on Rodeo Drive! They were a big hit!” Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill jaliscosmobiletacogrill.com 626-347-5923
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Women love Brian Atwood. And there’s no shortage of international lust for his luxury heels—guaranteed seductive, fun, fearless, and all woman. The Chicago-born designer became fascinated with his mother’s closet at an early age. He studied at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology before moving to Europe to pursue a proliﬁc seven-year career as a runway model. In his free time he would sketch ideas and inspiration for a new, progressive fashion footwear line. ¶ While in Milan, Brian was discovered by Gianni Versace, who hired him to work at his fashion house in 1996. At Versace, he was the head designer of accessories, where he mastered the intricacies of footwear design. He went on to become creative director of Swiss brand Bally from 2007 to 2009. ¶ But he wanted to do more with all those sketches. In 2001 he launched Brian Atwood the brand, with collections that are globally coveted for exquisite craftsmanship and hyperluxe design and detail. He continues to expand his line to include chic handbags and a contemporary collection, B Brian Atwood. ¶ Brian is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and has been honored with the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Best Accessory Design and the Footwear News “Designer of the Year” Award. B Brian Atwood was awarded “Launch of the Year” by Footwear News in 2011. He also continues to combine his love of art and fashion with a series of innovative ﬁlm collaborations. ¶ Brian is loved by fashion industry insiders and Hollywood celebrities alike, so when he visits LA he’s sure to feel right at home. –Courtney Fortune
On and Off the Plane Where do you stay? Always Chateau! My home away from home. I always stay in the same room each visit. Have drinks? Chateau or at friends’ homes. What are your packing essentials for your NYC to LA ﬂight? Sunglasses, Vanity Fair, Hollywood Reporter, shorts, Tom Ford swimming trunks and denim shirt, and Jo Malone Fig cologne. Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning
What’s in your carry-on? You name it! Computer, almonds, Valentino sneaks, facial mist, Hermès dopp kit.
Valentino open lowtop calfskin sneaker, $745, valentino.com How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? My dear friend Eric Buterbaugh is an amazing ﬂoral designer and always sends wonderful bouquets to my room to give it that personal touch. Love him! How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? Facial mist
Jo Malone London Wild Fig & Cassis 100ml Cologne, $120, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
TOM FORD Leopard Camo Swimwear, $580, TOM FORD, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440
What do you wish LA had more of that you have in NYC? Areas to walk and experience the city. What do you wish NYC Sircuit Cosmeceuticals had that LA has? molecular mist+ hydrating Palm trees and the beach moisture care, 2oz bottle, $36, sircuitskin.com
Eric Buterbaugh floral design, Eric Buterbaugh, Beverly Hills, 310-2477120, ericbuterbaugh.com
Brian‛s LA Favorites Shops: Resurrection Vintage and Garde Restaurants: Tower Bar for dinner The Beach? Venice Beach Neighborhood: Trousdale Season: Spring
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