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Take a Walk on the Wilde Side Aussie musician and singer Laura Wilde takes on LA Moves Like Mason Dancer Jeanine Mason turns on her acting chops Tyler’s Got a Brand New Bag! Fashion royalty’s Tyler Ellis on her new bespoke bag line One April Night Actress April Bowlby chimes in on her favorite things Pour Some Color on Me, Baby! Photog Tracey Morris captures the season’s bright color Kick’n Down Urban St. These cool new sneakers are hitting their stride in fashion Wonder Woman When Miss USA Olivia Jordan won, Trump owned the pageant

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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Fashion Director: Laura Dunn Beauty Editor: Beau Dunn Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Home Design Editor: Sherryl White Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams Color Director: Karoline Huber National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Events Producer: John Sugrue / OCLA Events Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Contributing Editors: Stephen Christopher, Chris Dixon, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Tracey Morris, Holly Parker, Randy Phan, Robert Steinken

Spring/Summer Issue ©2018 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 Moreno: Cecilia@genlux.com or 310-275-5700

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Marie France Van Damme Milady gold metallic bustier swimsuit, $329, Marie France Van Damme’s boutique at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 424-202-9951, mariefrancevandamme.com

Mykita Studio 6.1 stainless steel shiny black & white shades, $599, Los Angeles, 213-335-5815, mykita.com

Brian Atwood Madison sandal, $495, brian-atwood.com

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Chanel tweed bag with aged pale yellow metal, $5200, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

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My suitcase has been packed and unpacked already sixteen times this year. From fashion shows to festivals—it’s been a busy year. The highlight came last week. I traveled to Mexico City for Liberatum’s four days of art and culture, where Hillary Swank and Deepak Chopra gave inspired talks on optimism and the ‘meaning of life’ at this time when women around the globe are joining hands in the hashtag “Me Too” movement.

Gucci Marmont belt bag in black velvet, $1290, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451, gucci.com

On the fashion front, the shows are nearly finished—kaput. In an internet universe where everyone sees the collections long before they are available, the shows, have, unfortunately, grown irrelevant. Sadly, long gone is Alexander McQueen and the fairy tale; now its cupcakes and fluffy carpets in a design center that’s about to open.

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Luckily for England, the pencil slim Duchess of Cambridge can wear Emilia Wickstead, and many hotels are requesting Emilia to design clothes for them. The upgraded uniform is here, where front-of-house is everything—it’s all about a three-second image on Instagram and branding in those moments. I love comfortable fashion, and, as the late Azzedine Alia once told me, “Everyone has a body shape that does not change, and they should stick to what suits them best.” So I do. I like the same dress with a twist, a new jacket from Gucci or long gloves from PRADA. I suggest wearing a Norma Kamali swimsuit with a Gucci bum bag and you have style. As I travel from Mexico to Indonesia, I need clothes that look good straight from the suitcase. Remember its all about hair, makeup, and the proper styling. Get that right, and you can enter the room with confidence.

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From Charlotte Tilbury to Trinny London, there’s no excuse to not look good at all times. It’s all about the contouring of the body and face, so nip in the waist and put on the lippy and wear the Zara frock with confidence, or, if you can, take out a mortgage and go for the big bang designer dress that suits you.

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GENLUX GADABOUTS: SOCIETY UNICI AND PAPILLON SOCIAL GOLD EVENT PHOTOS: CRAIG BENETT AND HECTOR SANDOVAL

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Society Unici and Papillon Social highlighted their 6th annual GOLD event with a spectacular Roberto Cavalli SS2018 fashion show. The event, held at the legendary Skybar, enefited Face Forward, a charity that helps rebuild the lives of survivors of do estic vio ence, hu an tra cking, and other acts of crime. Society Unici’s Michael Foroutan commented, “What better way to celebrate ahead of International Women’s Day than with a fashion show to enefit such a wonderfu women’s charity?” The evening recognized Face Forward CEO, Deborah Alessi, and the Roberto Cavalli team headed by Bradley Smith, manager of Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, and fashion stylist Lori Dobrin.

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Visionary Women is an non profit organization dedicated to advancing the status of women. Recently they honored actress and activist Demi Moore with the inaugural “Visionary Woman” award for her commitment to combating hu an tra cking and he ping to e i inate chi d se s avery through her work with horn, a nonprofit organi ation she co founded. o date, horn’s work has ed to the arrest of , chi d se tra ckers. The Visionary Woman Award is given to a person who provides opportunities and support for women and girls around the world. Guests included anda da and ackie and er, hephard and Fairy, Eric Buterbaugh, Soleil Moon Frye, and aye usk. or ore infor ation on horn visit WeAreThorn.org. For more information on Visionary Women, visit VisionaryWomen.com

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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE

Meet Laura Wilde, rock music virtuoso. This blonde beauty is a singer, drummer, and guitarist, who between songs can whip up some slammin’ vegan dishes. Photography: ROBERT STEINKEN / RobertSteinken.com Stylist: SARA ACEVEDO / SaraAcevedo.com Makeup: ALEXIS SWAIN / CelestineAgency.com using MAC cosmetics Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CelestineAgency.com using Enjoy haircare Stylist Assistant: CLAUDIA CHICK Assistant Hair Stylist: DESIREE BELONE Nail Tech: TRACEY SUTTER / CloutierRemix.com Retouching: LEONA MANASTUREAN Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Your passion? Two things. I’ve had an obsession with guitars since I was a baby and managed to manifest an abundance of them. More recently, I’ve become engrossed in learning about consciousness, and that interest has led to the creation of my wellness company. Both disciplines are so incredibly diverse, yet feed into each other.

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There’s not much this girl can’t do. Best gift? I had been nagging my A X T KE The Melbourne-born lead guitarist/ parents for a guitar for years, but U singer/songwriter/drummer they always said that I was too Laura Wilde, who has called LA young. When I was 12, I asked home for the past eight years, is my mother what she had bought a touring musician and founder of me for Christmas, and she Holistic Hustler, a successful wellness reluctantly confessed that it was company. You’ll also find Laura studying The entire set of Harry Potter books. comedy at the Groundlings School or managing I was bitterly disappointed but bit my lip and Topspot—the app for conducting contests tried to look excited. On Christmas morning that she co-founded. Not to load more on her the smallish wrapped box under the tree plate, but she’s also an excellent vegan cook. looked and felt like the Harry Potter series, Here, she drums up some great answers to our but when I ripped off the paper, I couldn’t Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire. believe it was a guitar amp! Then, from behind the curtain, my mother pulled a long tall box You’re wearing? My standard 90s grunge rock shaped like an electric guitar. I cried with attire: Nirvana T-shirt, Rochas black leather happiness, and that gift set me on the path to jacket, velvet choker, Versace sunglasses, black learning what became one of the greatest joys Life Honesty jeans, Isabel Marant sneakers and of my life! a flannel shirt around the waist. Three blessings? There is an infinite amount Everyday style? My everyday fashion of blessing in my life, but if I had to narrow can range from my take on Kurt Cobain to them down to only three - health, family, and Daphne Guinness! rock ‘n’ roll. Favorite charity? I’m happy to be assisting the Runa Foundation through my Awaken Guayusa tea. The RUNA initiative provides work and a Fair Trade Certified income stream to over 3,000 indigenous Kichwa farmers in the Ecuadorean Amazon and aids in their community development. The foundation is working to improve the livelihoods of indigenous farmers in the Amazon by showing we can all benefit from the bounty of the rainforest without destroying it. I also support the Grosche & Weissen safe water project. This initiative creates at least five days of safe drinking water for people in need in developing countries around the world. Greatest Accomplishment? Playing lead guitar in the house band for one of the contestants on NBC’s The Voice which aired in front of an audience 10.4 million people. That was a great one! #MeToo moment? Unfortunately, many woman in the entertainment industry have had their fair share of #metoo moments. I am very grateful that the industry is evolving with this surge of empowerment and the female community banding together—women will finally be able to tell their stories and be heard. What’s next? I’ll be releasing some new music and heading back out on tour again later this year. Also, my Topspot App launched. I’m very excited and can’t wait to show everyone. Stay tuned!


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Amanda Navarra by Bon Sach dress, $5479, bonsach.com/ amanda-navarra Zvelle boot, $525, zvelle.com

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Valentino T-shirt, $425; Valentino pant, $1790, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Nour Hammour jacket, $2650, nour-hammour.com CHANEL scarf, chanel.com Ricardo Basta earrings, $575, ricardobasta.com Pour La Victoire shoe, model’s own

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Roberto Cavalli dress, $1650, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Gucci sunglasses, $1175, Dan Deutsch, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468 Ricardo Basta necklace, $9500, ricardobasta.com

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Ulla Johnson dress, $2530, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Ricardo Basta bracelet, $3500, ricardobasta.com Raina belts, $185, rainabelts.com

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Dries Van Noten coat, $2340; Dries Van Noten pant, $565; Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Spanx body suit, $58, spanx.com Ricardo Basta ring, $2640, Ricardo Basta, ricardobasta.com Ellie Saab sunnies, $1100, Dan Deutsch, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468

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Jeanine Mason, the passionate dancer who stole America’s hearts and won television’s So You Think You Can Dance, is now proving her acting chops as Dr. Sam Bello on Grey’s Anatomy.

MOVES LIKE MASON

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Cushnie et Ochs dress, $1795, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Adornmonde earrings, $88, adornmonde.com

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Dhela ‘Monarch’ yellow silk kaftan, $689, dhela.com Fleur de Mal corset, $195, fleurdumal.com Iro jacket, $1610, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tamara Mellon shoe, $395, tamaramellon.com

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or behavioral patterns for women that don’t serve us and our ascent. It’s also important to me to support women behind the camera, and I’m so excited to be meeting with Latinas in my community to brainstorm ways in which we can champion each other. The group is called Latina’s Who Lunch and we #FiercelyLatina all our interactions. As one should. Favorite getaway? Probably the Florida Keys … or any little movie theatre anywhere … or ballet class but I’ll most likely skip center floor. Security blanket? My Dad. Happiest moment? Oh damn. Let’s say when my younger sister decided to join me in dance classes and quit horseback riding. I’m selfish. Your heroes? My grandparents, they are that beautiful immigrant story. #MeToo movement? I’m committed to taking care of myself and the people I’m working with. I’m stepping into my first lead role of a TV series right now, and I’m so grateful for the confidence all this bravery and awareness has translated into for me. DNA change? Maybe to be a little bit better at relaxing…maybe. Life analysis? It all comes out in the wash. Past fear? Being enough. It’s a process always, but I am more than enough. Latest awareness? More than anything, this job on Grey’s Anatomy has given me an immense amount of gratitude for our medical professionals and proven, definitively, that I could not hack it in real life. I’ll stick to pretending. TE

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Tyler’s Got a Brand New Bag

Tyler Ellis, the successful handbag designer and heiress daughter of iconic fashion mogul, Perry Ellis, shares about the new bespoke direction of her brand, the value of Learning Lab Ventures, the meaning of pine cones, and as STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER finds, how you can have your cake and eat it too.

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have to show you something,” Tyler Ellis, says, taking out her phone. She zooms in on a photo of one of her beautiful handbags, then swipes to the next shot. To my surprise, that same bag now has a slice taken out of it. W h a t ? “My grandmother had this cake made—a perfect replica,” she says, laughing, “My mom thought it was real too, and then we ate it.” Tyler plops her latest creation down on the table at Bedford & Burns. “This one is called Grace,” she says, “I’ve recently decided to go the bespoke and bridal route, so my clients can choose their specific fabric, color, and monogram—they become a part of the handbag design experience.” Today, Tyler, straight from an Oxygen Facial at the Peninsula hotel, has very little makeup on, and her skin is glowing. She’s casually cool in a dusty-rose cashmere sweater by Skull, and a pair of black rag & bone ripped jeans. Around her neck is her grandmother’s gold charm bracelet that Tyler cleverly repurposed into a necklace and she’s sporting the sweetest pair of Giuseppe Zanotti riveted ankle boots that, naturally, she picked up in Paris. “I rarely wear heels,” Tyler says, “I have scoliosis, so I can’t. The one pair of heels I can wear are the YSL platforms.” Unlike other designers, Tyler’s logo is conspicuously absent from the outside of her bags. Inside, though, like Louboutin’s red soles, Tyler Ellis bags have their trademark Thayer blue lining— named after the first street she grew up on in Los Angeles. “I want the design of the bags to speak for themselves,” she says. Sprinkled about on the hardware of her bags are pine cones. “They’re my symbol,” Tyler informs me, “I was inspired by the giant pine cone at the Vatican’s Pina Court. It means the highest form of spiritual awakening and perfection. They’re on my zipper pulls and the little feet of my bags—for a dash of positivity and power.” It seems to be working. Like that cake, the positive and powerful A-list celebs are eating up Tyler Ellis handbags. Take a leisurely scroll through Tyler’s Instagram (@imtylerellis), and witness for yourself. There’s Oprah, Gigi, Salma, Reese, Hailee, Demi, Tracee, Emily (Blunt and Ratajkowski), Molly, Mandy, and Miranda—all carrying her clutches on the red carpet. The nearly impossible life of Tyler Alexandra Gallagher Ellis began when her parents, design icon, Perry Ellis, a gay man, and his best friend, Barbara Gallagher, a successful television writer and producer, began a conversation about, well, producing a child together through artificial insemination. Keep in mind, it was 1982, and Elizabeth Comeau, the first baby conceived in the United States via in-vitro fertilization, had been born the previous year. So, miraculously, on November 10, 1985, Tyler was born at CedarsSinai hospital in Los Angeles. Sadly, only 18 months after her

Tyler used this Perry Ellis handwritten envelope to create her Tyler Ellis logo, as seen on the brand’s trademark Thayer Blue interior color.

birth, Perry Ellis passed away from AIDS-related complications— something that was kept quiet at the time. The young Ellis became heir to the Perry Ellis licensing empire. “The company was left to me,” she says. “We sold it in 1999. Well, my mom and the board of trustees sold it. It was a great move.” Then only 13, her silver spoon turned gold. Tyler’s life began far from New York’s Seventh Avenue in Westwood and claims she still doesn’t have many friends in the fashion world. She attended Brentwood, a chichi K-12 school, and then Boston University. An internship with Michael Kors ignited her interest in accessories and design. Kors also served some good advice: “He told me to surround myself with the best people possible.” And that she has. Tyler’s latest find is the Italian father and son duo who make her handbags. “They are true artisans,” she says. “I’ll send them a sketch on a notebook or a napkin, and they’ll send back a sample that looks like a real bag. They love what they do and can do it all.” Rarely, but sometimes, things get lost in translation. On one occasion, Tyler sent drawings in centimeters; they mistakenly built the bag in inches. The bag is crafted to the exact proportion and detail, it’s just ginormous (see opposite page). “I was in Mexico at the time, and my mom called and said your suitcase arrived. I said, ‘suitcase?’ The wardrobe stylists and my yoga teacher love it.” Aside from her felicitous life as a successful handbag designer, Tyler enjoys golfing and exploring other cultures—often on a whim. Last year, for example, Tyler and Ben took three trips to her favorite place, Tokyo, and once for a weekend getaway. This June, the couple celebrates their fourth wedding anniversary. Tyler, a Scorpio who confesses to being very stubborn, says communication is the key to a good marriage. “I was an only child and so was he, so we’re both very independent. Neither of us is very nurturing, and we don’t need to be babied. We have masculine energy around the home. We hold hands, just no babying.” No babying, that is, until she shares their pet names. “Okay, I call him Muffin, and he calls me Bubba.” Recently, Tyler became an executive board member of Learning Lab Ventures. “They’re doing such incredible work,” she shares, “The campus is all about education and it has such a happy spirit to it. They’re giving these kids the tools they need to go to college and succeed. Recently, they took 150 kids and their families to the King’s hockey game. It’s an awesome organization.” The last question for Tyler is about her fantasy dinner for four. W ho’s there and where is it? “My father, my mother, and my husband,” Tyler says, “We’re on a yacht on the Amalfi Coast. We’d have whole fresh branzino for four, Brussel sprouts, okra, and burgundy wine, and we’d just chat and sail away.” G

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No Refrigeration Required: Givenchy dress, $1845, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tyler Ellis handbags, tylerellis.com

Givenchy top, $1845; Theory skirt, $695, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Isabel Marant shoe, Tyler’s own

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Alexander Wang top, $495; 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tamara Mellon shoe, $475, tamaramellon.com

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Missoni top, $545, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 JBrand jeans, Tyler’s own

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Alice & Olivia blazer, $440; Alice & Olivia pant, $295, aliceandolivia.com Cèline turtleneck, $1150, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Stuart Weitzman heel, $398, stuartweitzman.com

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ONE APRIL NIGHT

A great evening for witty actress April Bowlby might include staying at home with her dog, Clementine, watching her favorite movie, Tootsie, and chowing down on some spaghetti and meatballs.

Photography: ROBERT STEINKEN / RobertSteinkenPhotography.com Stylist: SARA ACEVEDO / SaraAcevedo.com Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN using Enjoy Haircare, CelestineAgency.com Makeup: ALEXIS SWAIN / CelestineAgency.com using Hourglass Cosmetics Assistant Hair Stylist: DESIREE BELONE Stylist Assistant: COURTNEY WELCH Lighting and Digitech: ROBERT MORRIS Location: PAUL FERRANTE SHOWROOM, 8464 Melrose Place, paulferrante.com Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Dries Van Noten blouse, $460; Sacai pant, $930, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Roger Vivier heel, $875, rogervivier.com

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Northern Cal-girl April Bowlby is as witty and whacky—in a good way— as they come. She’s best known for her ditzy roles as Kandi on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men, and Stacy Barrett on Drop Dead Diva. You may have seen her as Barney Stinson’s obsessive ex-girlfriend, Meg, in How I Met Your Mother or on CSI, Psych, and CSI: NY. Her film creds include All Roads Lead Home, The Slammin’ Salmon, and From Prada to Nada. We toss the sexy, blonde beauty our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire and here’s what she threw back.

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Favorite getaway? My home. It’s like a little tree house.

Self-analysis? Joyous. Cozy. Energetic. Bright. Goofy. Favorite charity? ASPCA. Save the animals! Security blanket? My dog, Clementine. She’s a pro cuddler—and reminds me that life is pretty simple. Happiest moment? I’ll take you to last week. My happiest moment was lying in bed, drinking tea and reading Orlando. Your heroes? David Bowie. Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ben and Jerry. DNA change? If I could change something about my character, I would like to practice being in the present moment more. Time machine? Oooow! Time machine question! I would go back to Game of Thrones. Kidding. Not kidding. What’s next? I’m playing actress Rita Farr who mutates into Elastigirl on the new show Titans. Dreams do come true!

A few of April’s favorite things! Valentino black turtleneck, $1950, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

Favorite Singer: Etta James Favorite Food: Spaghetti and meatballs Favorite Movie: Tootsie Favorite Animal: Elephant

Favorite City: Los Angeles Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs Favorite Perfume: Jo Malone Favorite Actor: Meryl Streep Favorite Veggie: Broccoli

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Michael De Paulo coat, $2750, panachebridals.com Valentino black turtleneck, $1950, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Tu es mon TrĂŠsor jean, $1125, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Pollice Lee black velvet pump, $425, pollicelee.com

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Balmain blazer, $2550; Theory pant, $285, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Pearl Paradise earrings, $800, pearlparadise.com

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Versace Arancio silk blazer, $2650; Versace Arancio cotton cable knit cropped top, $675; Versace Arancio-Oro tribute small Versace icon vitello shoulder bag, $1825, select Versace stores Tory Burch Jada skirt worn as a turban, $258, Tory Burch Boutiques, ToryBurch.com ETRO earrings, $1064, Etro.com

Go bright. Go bold.

POUR SOME COLOR ON ME, BABY. Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: MINDY SAAD / MindySaad.com Model: CAROLINA / MuseNYC.com Hair: DEBORAH BRIDER using T3 and Amika Makeup: PAUL VENOIT / PaulVenoit.com Nail Tech: NORI, ArtlistParis.com Stylist Assistants: AJAI JOHNSON, MELISSA J. MITCHELL, KHALILA WHITE Photo Assistant: SHERRIDON POYER Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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ETRO trench, $3600; ETRO top, $480; ETRO leggings, $640, ETRO boutiques nationwide, Etro.com, Salvatore Ferragamo silver hoop earrings, $340, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 866-337-7242

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Valentino micro beaded sequin floral motif top, $14,500; Valentino techno silk skirt, $5900, Valentino, Fifth Avenue, NYC, Valentino San Francisco Valentino Garavani red platinum stud belt bag, $1945, Valentino, Fifth Avenue, NYC, Valentino, Beverly Hills, Valentino South Coast Plaza, Valentino San Francisco, and Valentino, Bal Harbour Earrings, etsy.com/ shop/pollysprops

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Jason Wu striped cotton v-neck with off-the-shoulder detail top, $750, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com Jason Wu striped cotton high waisted pant, $990, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Manolo Blahnik for Jason Wu shoe PollysProps earrings, and bracelets, etsy.com/shop/ pollysprops

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Louis Vuitton embroidered fitted dress; Louis Vuitton blouse with tie, $2530, select Louis Vuitton stores, louisvuitton.com Delacruz turban, Delacruz.com Christian Dior earrings, dior.com

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Salvatore Ferragamo silk dress, $3300; Salvatore Ferragamo leather cage heel mule, $930, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide 1-866-337-7242 Greta Constantine Bertram jacket, $1745, gretaconstantine.com by special order only Haus of Topper earrings, $169 Hausoftopper.com

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Versace Arancio silk blazer, $2650; Versace Arancio cotton cable knit cropped top, $675; Versace Arancio Matt Lycra legging, $295; Versace ArancioOro tribute vitello 40mm belt, $550; Versace Arancio-Oro tribute small Versace icon vitello shoulder bag, $1825, select Versace stores Tory Burch Jada skirt worn as a turban, $258, Tory Burch Boutiques, ToryBurch.com ETRO earrings, $1064, Etro.com PollysProps broach, etsy.com/shop/ pollysprops

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Prada jacket, $4110, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Vika Gazinskaya dress, $3084, matchesfashion.com Paris Georgia top, $450, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Agmes earrings, $380, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneakers, $578, matchesfashion.com

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KICK’N DOWN URBAN ST. We traipse around Oak Town in some street-style kicks courtesy of Balenciaga, Balmain, Stella McCartney and more.

Photography: CLAUDIA GOETZELMANN / claudiagoetzelmann.com Model: STERLING CLAIRMONT / starsmanagement.com Hair Stylist: PRESTON NESBIT / prestonnesbit.com Makeup Artist: ERIKA TANIGUCHI / beautybyerika.com Wardrobe Stylist: KELLY SHOUEY / kellyshouey.com Wardrobe Assistant: HELEN HOLOBETZ Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI Location: Special thanks to SUNSET magazine

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Prada dress, $3390, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Tibi top, $525; Stutterheim coat, $325, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Adidas By Stella McCartney hip bag, stellamccartney.com Balenciaga sneaker, $795, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500

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Prada dress, $2250, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Ganni dress, $540; Creatures of Comfort bag, $529, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Céline earring, $620, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Balmain sneaker, $595, balmain.com

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Creatures of Comfort dress, $420; Creatures of Comfort dress, $595, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Maison Margiela coat, $3495, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Oliver Peoples X Alain Mikli sunglasses, $380, saksfifthavenue.com Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sneaker, $578, matchesfashion.com

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Opening Ceremony coat, $425, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Erdem dress, $2825, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Nike sneaker, $170, ssense.com Alexis Bittar earring, $195, alexisbittar.com

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Derek Lam dress, Barneys, $4950 Prada coat, $1220; Céline sunglasses, $369, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500 Alexis Bittar earring, $195, alexisbittar.com

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Ulla Johnson dress, $665, ullajohnson.com Tibi coat, $750; Maria Black ring, $105, Le Point, San Francisco, shoplepoint.com Off-White SSense Exclusive belt, $210, ssense.com AurĂŠlie Bidermann earring, $610, (aureliebidermann.com) Stella McCartney sneaker, $625, Barneys New York, San Francisco, 415-268-3500

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Photography: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: SARA ACEVEDO / SaraAcevedo.com Hair: JERRY CHANG / Carlton Hair, Creative Director Makeup: ALEXIS SWAIN / CelestineAgency.com using Tarte Cosmetics Stylist Assistant: REBEKAH ROJAS & COURTNEY WELCH Lighting and Digitech: ROBERT MORRIS Art Director: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Manning Cartell blouse, $395; Marc Jacobs shorts, $325, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Hysteria By Happy Socks, $16, happysocks.com Lucky Brand shoe, $109, Lucky Brand, Beverly Hills, 310-724-5704 Zoe Chicco earrings, $960, zoechicco.com

WONDER WOMAN

If compassion counts as a superhero power, Olivia Jordan’s earned her cape. As Miss USA, she pushed back against Trump’s vitriol about Mexicans. She lobbied in Washington to pass the HOPE act on behalf of Alzheimer patients. She’s protecting sexually exploited children through her work for Children of the Night, and when it comes to the #MeToo movement, step aside—she’s just getting started. SPRING/SUMMER HOLIDA 2018 2015 GENLUX GENLUX673


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iss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan and Donald Trump’s paths were on a collision course. Olivia was only one week away from traveling to Trump’s Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just as Trump announced his run for the White House via his infamous ‘Mexicans send their rapists’ rant. The controversy that swirled over Trump’s vitriol was enough for NBC to pull the plug on airing the pageant, but even with that, the show went on. “His speech was so disempowering and toxic,” Olivia says.“I seriously questioned whether to continue to the Miss USA pageant, but more important, I wanted to make it very clear I wasn’t aligned with the things he said.” Olivia’s opportunity to rebut Trump’s comments came sooner than expected.

Antonio Marras dress, $4750, antoniomarras.com Anne Sisteron earrings, $1240, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780 Lucky Brand slides, $79, Lucky Brand, Beverly Hills, 310-724-5704

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During the question and answer portion, Judge Brook Lee set the table: “The Confederate flag, excessive force by police, and same-sex marriage are all recent, hot-button issues in our country. What do you think will be the next thing that we need to tackle on a national level?” Olivia dove in. “I think we still need to talk about race relations in this country. We have not solved this issue. We are still having problems, and we keep hearing about new issues that are coming up. We really need to work on being an accepting society and being a society where every single person, no matter your race, no matter your gender, is given the same rights and privileges and opportunities.” Bam! The pageant’s ‘audience question’ also empowered Olivia’s equality agenda: Which American woman would you like to see on the $20 bill and why?” Miss Oklahoma responded, “Well, I wish that Oprah was an eligible candidate...I think Harriet Tubman would be a beautiful example of where we have been, and how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.” Olivia took the crown, which also meant heading to the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas; another Donald Trump property. For Olivia, the silver lining to Trump’s controversial message was that it steered him from the pageants. “Fortunately, he didn’t come to the Miss USA or the Miss Universe pageant that year, so I didn’t have any connection with Donald Trump, and I’m very grateful that I never met him.” Her newfound crown and sash had a way of opening doors and Olivia took full advantage. Along with her father, she traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the HOPE Act, a plan to help Alzheimer’s patients and their families. “We took ten meetings in one day,” Olivia says. “One highlight of those meetings was meeting U.S. Senator Susan Collins. We connected and she encouraged me by saying we needed more women like me who are empowered to use our voice. The good news is we were part of moving the needle and the passing of the HOPE Act.” Another of Olivia’s pet charities is Children of the Night, a nonprofit organization established in 1979. The charity provides intervention in the lives of sexually exploited children who are vulnerable to or involved in prostitution and pornography. “It’s truly inspiring to talk to young women who had been victims of sex-trafficking but who are now going on to pursue higher education paths of journalism and law.” Olivia says, “Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do for these women is to inspire them towards hope in their future—it makes all the difference.”

Olivia shares her faves on the Genlux video series ‘My Favorite Things’ Click here!

Olivia Jordan Thomas was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where, at only 13, she hit her height of 5’ 11”. “I was awkwardly tall and skinny and very introverted and insecure,” Olivia shares. “Even in high school, where some of the boys were getting taller, I was still on the cheering squad where all my friends were like five feet tall. I always felt so uncomfortable. You can see me fighting that battle in all of my pictures where I’m trying to make myself small.” At 14, Olivia visited her first model agency. “I used modeling to help my confidence, but as you know, it’s not that,” she says. “Confidence is something you have to build on your own—otherwise, you’re susceptible to all of the negativity. For example, my agents wanted me to lose weight off my hips, so I said okay I’ll lose weight. The problem was I too skinny already but relied on their opinion. I hit a point where I had an eating disorder, so my parents had me take a step back from modeling and get therapy to get healthy. They encouraged me to put more emphasis on school, so I went to Boston University.” After graduating from BU, Olivia reentered modeling, and last month, Olivia checked a milestone goal off her bucket list. “It was always a dream of mine to be in Sports Illustrated,” Olivia admits, “So when they conducted an online model search, I submitted a selfie video.” Sports Illustrated reportedly received over 5000 submissions. Of those, they invited only 35 to a casting in New York, where only six made the final cut. The newly released issue includes some shots of bikini-clad Olivia on a beach in Belize. Olivia, who is on the roster of the prestigious Elite LA model agency, recently completed the Upright Citizens Brigade improv course and is focused on her passion—acting. “It’s something that challenges and allows me to heal from past trauma and to grow,” says Olivia, who now lives in Los Angeles. “I love doing comedy and creating laughter. It helps me break down the need to be perfect.” Speaking on the #MeToo movement, Olivia grows emotional. “My own #MeToo story started as a kid through bad experiences Rosie Assoulin from very, very young,” Olivia shares, holding back tears. “As dress, $1795, soon as the #MeToo movement came out, my first social Saks Fifthmedia Avenue, engagement was that I wouldn’t know which story to tell. Even Beverly Hills, today a whole new list of perpetrators in the modeling310-275-4211 industry came out. I called my agents to urge them to please pay Anne attention Sisteron to the list and to let their models know. I’ve worked withearrings, probably $410, ten people on that list and could validate I had bad experiences Anne Sisteron, with half of those. These things are real and the time is now. We Beverly Hills, are fina y ringing this out of the shadows. e have got to end this. G 310-550-0780

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Dolce & Gabbana jacket, $2595, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Elisabetta Franchi denim pant, elisabettafranchi.com Jimmy Choo shoe, $695, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Anne Sisteron earrings, $3350, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780

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Helo Rocha gown, $2340, helorocha.com.br Commando stockings, $14, wearcommando.com Anne Sisteron earrings, $775, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780

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Elisabetta Franchi striped pajama set, elisabettafranchi.com Stuart Weitzman sandal, $575, stuartweitzman.com Commando stockings, $14, wearcommando.com Sarah & Sebastian disc earrings, $295, sarahandsebastian.com

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Marni cardigan, $860; Marni skirt, $2160, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Pearl Paradise earrings, $2300, pearlparadise.com

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Vivetta top, $325; Vivetta pant, $558, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Stuart Weitzman shoe, $498, stuartweitzman.com Penny Preville earrings, $5990, pennypreville.com Anne Sisteron bracelets, $4195 and $8515, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780

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Amanda Navarra by Bon Sach gown, $6528, bonsach.com Roger Vivier slides, $1395, rogervivier.com

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This page and opposite: Fendi denim jacket, $1900, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Ariel Gordon earrings, $370, arielgordonjewelry.com Zoe Chicco gold knuckle ring, $450, zoechicco.com

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Valentino Red sweater, $550; Alexander McQueen skirt, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Roger Vivier heels, $775, rogervivier.com Suzanna Dai earrings, $220, Anne Sisteron, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0780

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Bally trench, $3495, bally.com Amanda Navarra by Bon Sach blouse, $1072, bonsach.com Gucci sunglasses, $675, Dan Deutsch, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468

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

SOME HOT CUFF

While in Aspen recently, I popped into the Buccellati store with a friend and witnessed some of the most jaw-dropping jewelry ever to grace my eyes. Now at this point, I think you all know I’ve seen some incredibly serious jewels, but this Buccellati cuff catches your eye—and won’t let go. The Buccellati opera cuff in gold with garland- and Lillyshaped rosettes set with brilliant-cut diamonds could very well be the most beautiful bracelet that I have ever tried on. I do so hope it will be residing on my wrist in the very near future. Buccellati, Two Rodeo, Beverly Hills, 310-276-7022

The Cape of Things to Come One of my favorite pieces is this stunning white Roland Mouret cape is crafted from smooth white satin and has grosgrain ties that fasten at your décolletage, while the train floats gracefully behind. It’s designed just for us, so snap it up before it’s gone. $3200, netaporter.com

SWEET SNEAKS

HEAVY METAL

When I caught a glimpse of this Alexander McQueen deconstructed metallic leather jacket featuring six different types of floral embroidery inspired by the white gardens of Kent, I about fainted. The slash detail on the waist, silver plated metal hardware, and waist belt makes this jacket just about one of the most sought-after and wearable fashion statements of the season! I am certainly hoping you will be seeing me sporting this divine creation soon. Alexander McQueen jacket, $14,500, 457 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 323-782-4983

To be completely honest, when my eyes first spied this sneaker, I thought to myself that it looked ridiculous. But, upon reexamination, I became intrigued. Upon third look I was totally hooked and I am now buying several pairs! My only agony will be which color combinations will make it into my closet? The statement look of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer fashion show was this futuristic sneaker which balances a “springy” wave shaped sole and an oversized tongue, with an extremely low-cut around the ankle to accentuate our gorgeous delicate ankles. Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills specialist Anthony David can answer any and all questions and will happily set you up with a pair of these magical sneakers! Louis Vuitton Sneakers, $1090, Louis Vuitton, 295 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-895-0457

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GENLUX See through dresses are everywhere—bringing sexy back from the seashore to our city streets. Be ready to bare it all. From sophisticated black eyelet jumpsuit to sheer white flowy dresses…We want it all!

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CLOSET DESIRES:SHIINE ON

GENLUX Bright shiny objects are popping up in looks from designers like Valentino, Tom Ford, Barbara Bui, La Perla. , and Ralph&Russo.

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CHARITY

GENLUXSHOP SHOP FOR A CAUSE

GENLUX applauds the designers and brands who have adopted a corporate culture of giving. Here, our philanthropy editor CAT WILLIAMS shares a few of them.

BEST FOOT FORWARD Luxury shoe band

Taryn Rose is

partnering with

Delivering Good to

provide work appropriate shoes for women in need. During 2018, Taryn Rose will distribute 5,000 pairs of classic black pumps to help women facing poverty and disaster re-enter the workforce. Rochelle pump, $165, Tarynrose.com

DOPPER MAKES A DIFFERENCE

5% of Dopper Water Bottle net sales are donated through the Dopper Foundation to support water projects in Nepal and educational programs on clean drinking water and plastic waste. Dopper Perfect Paradise collection, $17, dopper.com

TADASHI FOR CANCER RESEARCH Through the end of May, WATER offers this limited edition cosmetic bag. 20% POWER of the proceeds are Tadashi Shoji

BEST FOOT FORWARD

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Enchanted Island™ Salt Spray directly support The Pink Flamingos Project, an

environmental clean-up effort covering over 20 natural habitat areas in the Galapagos Island. Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray, $32, Sephora.com

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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Cosmetic bag, $45, tadashishoji.com

On March 22 Everything But Water will launch Water is Everything, a corporate-led initiative to support water conservation. As part of the initiative, 25% of sales from an exclusive capsule collection of Vitamin A swimwear will be donated to the 5 Gyres Institute. Vitamin A swimsuit, $146, everythingbutwater.com

SAVE THE ANIMALS

This spring, Chantecaille presents the 20th Anniversary Eye Palette. 5% of the proceeds from this palette will benefit the the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and another 5% will benefit The Lion Guardians. Eye Palette, $85, chantecaille.com


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NE OF THE MOST STORIED FAMILIES

CHARITY AUCTION

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in US history, the Rockefellers, have created a lasting impression on the landscape of American society. In May, Christie’s will facilitate the sale of The Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller, with the proceeds advancing David Rockefeller’s pledge to donate the majority of his wealth to cultural, educational, medical, and environmental causes. David Rockefeller, Jr., the last surviving grandson of Standard Oil founder, John D. Rockefeller, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Christie’s to create a significant fundraising opportunity for the philanthropies that are so important to the Rockefeller family. We are proud to fulfill my father’s wish to share with the world the art and objects that he and my mother collected over a lifetime together, and use them as means to continue the long legacy of the Rockefeller family philanthropy, first established by John D. Rockefeller.”

ON THE BLOCK

Above: Oil painting on canvas by Diego Rivera; Left: Sevres porcelain dessert service; Below: White Sentinels, 1942, by Charles Sheeler; Top right: A rare Anhuadecorated ‘Dragon’ bowl; Below right: Untitled painting, by Willem de Kooning.

David Rockefeller (1915-2017) and his wife of more than fifty years, Peggy McGrath Rockefeller (1915-1996), shared a passion for great art and decorative objects. The highly anticipated auction will showcase the couple’s vast and notable collection of Impressionist paintings to Asian ceramics. Christie’s CEO, Guillaume Cerutti, said, “We are honoured to have been entrusted with this legendary collection. The Rockefeller family name is indelibly linked with the arts, culture, business and philanthropy around the world — and it is a fitting tribute that the auctions will be held at Christie’s New York in the heart of Rockefeller Center. David and Peggy Rockefeller were wellknown not only for their monumental art collection, but also for their commitment to philanthropy which has benefited so many people around the world.” Organizations that will benefit from the proceeds of the sale include: American Farmland Trust, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Council on Foreign Relations, The David Rockefeller Fund, Harvard University, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller University, The Stone Barns Restoration Corporation – Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. —Cat Williams “Eventually all these objects which have brought so much pleasure to Peggy and me will go out into the world and will again be available to other caretakers who, hopefully, will derive the same satisfaction and joy from them as we have.” —David Rockefeller

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BEAUTY

GENLUXSHOP Nina B’s How to Minimize Aging Signs Skin care companies put considerable effort into research—especially when it comes to addressing signs of aging. Skincare is not the magical fountain of youth, but consistent use will give results you’ll love, leaving friends wondering how you turned into Benjamin Button. Now that Spring is here let me share my favorite skincare staples to help you achieve more glowing, youthful skin. A guava is rich in Vitamin C. Each has over 350mg—more than four times that of a large orange.

Protect you skin from the damaging rays of the sun

Vitamin C

Just like your mom knew, Vitamin C is key to good health. The wonder Vitamin also brightens and helps your skin look younger almost immediately after application. Skin discoloration, which is often caused by solar radiation, is one of the principal signs of aging and Vitamin C helps even out skin color. What’s more, the Vitamin shallows expression lines and wrinkles by assisting in the synthesis of collagen. Collagen is key to looking young. We want plenty of it in our skin. Nina B recommends Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals ‘Secret Weapon,’ $85, sircuitskin.com

Sun Protection

Sun protection is your youthful skin’s best friend because sun exposure causes up to 90% of the visible signs of aging skin, including wrinkles, age spots, and visible capillaries. Choose sun protection that’s pure mineral—it will reflect sun’s rays opposed to absorbing them as chemical sun protection does. And wear sun protection everyday—even if it’s cloudy! Nina B recommends Avène High Protection Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50, $36, net-a-porter.com

Enzyme Peeling

Dead skin cells mean deeper grooves in our skin. Exfoliate the skin and wrinkles have less depth and therefore are less noticeable. Enzyme peeling—thanks to fruit, vegetable or herbal enzymes—exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells. It’s intended for all skin types, but it’s used most often by people with sensitive skin, prone to irritation or acne. Excess dead skin cells also make our skin look grayish. So Enzyme Peeling helps restore a youthful glow. Nina B recommends Eminence Organic Skin Care Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, $46, dermstore.com.

Retinol

Retinol stimulates the production of skin proteins, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Elastin is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin (not surprising considering the name), while hyaluronic acid, which decreases with age, is responsible for proper hydration of cells. The effect of retinol is, therefore, to rejuvenate your skin by making it firmer, smoother, more hydrated and elastic. Retinol works slowly so be diligent with it. Nina B recommends iS Clinical ‘Pro-Heal Serum Advance+, $148, dermstore.com

These are my favorites. Let me know how your rejuvenation goes. And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to direct message me on Instagram: @NinaBSkin

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GENLUX Makeup artist ALEXIS SWAIN reveals how to get Olivia Jordan’s gorgeous cover look!

BROW: To thicken and define

To achieve Olivia’s 60s springtime ‘Modern Mod’ look, I first prepped her skin with Sircuit Cosmecueticals Day Care+ followed by

her eyebrows I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow powder in taupe and Brow Wiz in Blonde.

Hourglass Vanish Foundation.

EYES: I used the Dior Magnify Pallet. I first prepped the lid with MAC Painterly, then brushed the shimmery pink shade over entire lid. I used the purple color to shade both top and bottom lashlines, then wet the brush to both intensify the pigment and more precisely draw in that 60s Mod socket line just above the lid crease. I used Tarte’s Tartiest Clay Paint Liner for the cat eye flick, two strips of Ardell’s Whispy Strip Lashes for added emphasis and then layered top and bottom lashes with Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes Mascara. I then lined

her bottom inner lash line with Charlotte Tillbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl Liner in Beige to make the eyes appear bigger and used Hourglass Champagne Flash Vanish Highlighting stick to highlight inner eye and brow bone (along with bridge of her nose and Cupid’s bow).

CHEEKS: For the cheeks I blended RMS Lip2cheek in Demure on the apples of Olivia’s cheeks to create a healthy springtime flush.

LIPS: I finished off the look by lining

her lips in Makeup Forever Aqua Lip in 1c and lipstick in Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo Pale Pink Nude with a bit of CHANEL Glossimer 73 Gloss over the top.

Malibu native Alexis Swain graduated from UCLA and spent the last 14 years perfecting her craft working in all genres from TV, commercials and music videos to ads and editorials in ELLE, Esquire, Genlux, GQ, Maxim, and Vanity Fair . She is represented by CelestineAgency.com

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PROTECT Lancome Skin Feels Good is a hydrating

skin tint with SPF 23 that’s the perfect daytime makeup that provides a sheer tint of color while allowing your natural beauty to shine through. $35, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

COLOR

SKIN PREP

Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush is

a 2-in-1 hydrating lip and cheek sheer tint that delivers just the right amount of color intensity through six perfect shades. $30, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer is a velvety priming balm

of pressed silk that helps makeup last longer without clogging pores and preventing breakouts. $52, sephora.com

MILÈOʼs Amber Fort Oil

is a skin recharger. This elixir exfoliates and energizes dull skin, while also protecting against nature’s biggest aggressors including pollution, sun and stress. $225, mileonewyork.com

MOISTURE

BRIGHTEN FACE-LIFT Newa is a state-of-the-art

handheld device that builds collagen to help firm and tighten your facial skin, jawline and under the chin—all in the comfort of your home. $450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

MASK

Clarins SOS Hydra Mask

is the 10-minute moisture fix for dull, tight, thirsty skin—leaves your skin feeling revived and radiant with a healthy looking glow. 2.5oz, $34, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

OleHenriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme gives skin

a daily dose of Vitamin C with an innovative formula that instantly illuminates and delivers an energizing burst to dry and dull skin. $44, sephora.com

PEFECTING

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GENLUXSHOP SUMMER SKIN

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is a luxurious creme that

improves the appearance of discolored skin, reduces the visibility and intensity of age spots, and firms and refines the skin texture. This creme takes the complexion to its optimum levels of evenness, hydration, and luminosity. $695, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills; laprairie.com Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Day Care+

Cochine Saigon Tuberose and Wild Fig Reed Diffuser

is a dark and romantic fragrance that’s also wonderfully crisp. $70, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

for a smooth non-greasy finish. This moisturizer provides lasting hydration while protecting against environmental stress. $75, sircuitskin.com

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is a multi-pur-

Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Double Trouble 5% L-Lactic Pomegranate Acai Peel gently removes dead

skin cells with gentle exfoliation, for brighter, healthier and more glowing skin. $75, sircuitskin.com

pose primer and highlighter complexion booster that helps your skin look like it has a perfecting filter from a social media app. $44, Nordstrom, Century City, 310-277-3898

LAFCO Star Magnolia Candle

Magnolia, Muguet, and bamboo add a burst of fragrant freshness to any room. 15.5oz, $65, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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SHERRYL WHITE finds these radiused beauties that shine as much

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DIVIDE AND CONQUER This explosive room divider is a magical work of art. Four years in the making, Christopher Boots ingeniously brought together celestial elements to maximize the drama. Clear and smoky quartz harmonize with lapis lazuli within a moon-like surface crafted from solid bronze. Place accordingly and live like a star. Christopher Boots Vanity Screen, price upon request, being shown by THE NEW/Twentieth at FOG, 7470 Beverly Blvd, LA, 323-904-1200, twentieth.net

STATEMENT SOFA The rolling shape of this sofa is out of this world. With its curves upon curves, gazing upon its fine lines is transporting. The simple elegance provided here makes for a beautiful room and an elegant life. The Moon Sofa by Rafael Navot for Domeau Peres, $33,700, Les Ateliers Courbet, 134 Tenth Avenue, NYC, 212-226-7378

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INTERIOR MOTIVES

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WOMB WITH A VIEW Take a seat in this chaise designed to cradle you like a baby and bring you to a state of relaxation. The luxurious details are crafted with the express intent to help make the mind travel to a deep state of calm, ensuring that you shed all of the concerns of the day. Pause Chaise Lounge by Konekt, $10,380, Twentieth, 7470 Beverly Blvd, LA, 323-904-1200, twentieth.net

CHAINDELIER An array of rose gold chains light the darkness on this slinky chandelier. Everything looks good under this lighting. Flip the switch and turn on your imagination. Otero chandelier by Larose Guyon: $10,800, Twentieth, 7470 Beverly Blvd, LA, 323-904-1200, twentieth.net

BEST VASE SCENARIO Molded in gold—in the mirror image of a heart—the sharp lines are designed to envelop flora and highlight their beauty. Whether you’re feeling bold and dramatic, or soft and wistful, floral arrangements strike the right notes here. Heart vase by Ted Muehling for Wiener Silber, $3700, Les Ateliers Courbet, 134 Tenth Avenue, NYC, 212-226-7378

SECRET STORAGE Designed by architect Joseph Dirand, the polished gold and silver tones of this limited-edition box is perfect for storing baubles or lovely notes to self. Its refined details look dashing both inside and out. Each is numbered. Puiforcat Bureau D’ Architecte Secret Box, 21.5cm x 10cm x 6.7cm, $11,500, Just One Eye, 7000 Romaine St, LA, 323-969-9129, justoneeye.com

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GETAWAY CAREYES

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Celebración en Mexico

Our Samia Arslane jets off on a luxury getaway to the neon lights of the four-day Ondalinda Festival

MUST VISIT: Careyes is an exclusive, private estate resort with luxury ocean castles, private villas, casitas, and bungalows. It’s located in Costalegre off the south coast of Jalisco, Mexico. Time your stay to attend the annual Ondalinda Festival—a celebration of the vibrant Mexican culture. This neon-fueled four-day celebration is a must! For more info visit ondalindaxcareyes.com

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MY TRIBE

l-r: Samia, Tiffany White and Kim Kessler—dressed and ready to dance ‘til dawn.

MUST STAY

Casita Carioca has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a humongous outdoor patio, an infinity pool with a spacious lodging area, and an ocean view. There are other room options, too, like renting a villa or a bungalow, or simply check-in at the brand-new Beachfront El Careyes Club & Residences. From $550/night for a two-bedroom casita to $3600/night for a six-bedroom villa. reservations@careyes.net, careyes.com *To book El Careyes Club & Residences, contact Tayde Ramirez, tramirez@careyes.net

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MUST PACK:

Pack light: Long flowy dresses, shades and hats, scarves and shawls for the evening, and most important, flat shoes. Even for the style mavens, there’s no need for high heels or wedges! I guarantee you won’t wear them once. Be sure to pack white for the Ultraviolet White Party. Also, bring LED accessories like glowing colors and body paint. Saturday’s attire is “tribal illumination,” the idea is to channel one’s tribal roots inspired by the Sun gods and goddesses. Oh, and one important detail: Don’t forget mosquito repellent! Quick tip: Coconut oil mixed with a few drops of peppermint oil will do the trick. Watch out mosquitos!


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HIGH LIGHT

Photo: Luxur Traveler

MUST INDULGE:

Throughout the festival, enjoy yoga, meditation, talks, art exhibitions, screenings, live DJ performances, dining experiences, water and beach activities. Temazcal, an ancient Mayan cleansing ritual known for its physical well-being and healing benefits, and Mud Bath ceremonies are available every noon right on the beach at Playa Rosa. Try the mud bath—your skin will thank you for it! Photo: Lu

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The food is exceptional! Every morning, two joyful women come to your door, prepare your breakfast and tidy up. The fridge is full of delicious Mexican delicacies, fruits, juices and more. The fully-stocked bar has Mexican liquor including T-E-Q-U-I-L-A. (While it was the beverage of choice during the trip, by the end of the festival, I couldn’t bear hearing the name). There are four restaurants open all year long. The food variety is quite extensive; ranging from delicious Asian fusion served at Cocodrilo Azul, to flavorful Moroccan dishes at La Coscolina. Enjoy Italian at Punto Como, and Mediterranean-Mexican fusion fare at Playa Rosa Beach Club. Dinner is complimentary at each of the Ondalinda events, and you’ll have the chance to meet other guests while waiting in the taco line.

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de Los Caballeros. A portion of the proceeds from the sales benefit the indigenous communities including the Huichol and Purépecha peoples. Jump into a shuttle and party hop to Cocodrilo Beach. Once again, dance all evening. Night three: Dress up in an ultraviolet white outfit and head to the polo fields where you’ll walk through thousands of candles. Watch a unique tribal show featuring fire dancers, a horse show, and great DJs. Night four: Celebrate the Night of Samadhi held on the beach at the Playa Teopa.

Photo: Peter Ruprecht

MUST PARTY:

Night one: Drop your bags off and attend the opening ceremony at Playa Rosa Beach Club—walking distance from your casita. Be prepared to dance ‘til dawn. Night two: Celebrate the official opening of the Purépecha Exhibit in Plaza

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Drone view of festival where thousands of candles light the paths on the polo field.

PRIVATE OASIS

Go for a dip in the infinity pool on the Casita Carioca’s private patio.

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GETAWAY

GENLUX Melt Cares

Park the Jet

It’s only an hour’s drive from LA to Montage Laguna Beach —one of our favorite luxury resorts.

After your massage treatment, enjoy a few hours lounging by the spa pool.

Blue View

The Catalina Suite’s ‘porch’ keeps in step with traditional craftsman-style architecture

MUST STAY:

Chuck the passport. Just south of LA is the Montage Laguna Beach resort, a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rated dream vacation getaway—neatly packaged in handsome Craftsman-style architecture with decor to match. The marble bathrooms (left) don’t disappoint and the grounds are meticulously cared for. Throw in glistening pools, pristine off-white beaches and endless ocean views from every corner of this place and you can reject the notion that the only way to paradise is via a security checkpoint.

MUST TASTE:

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Studio (left) is the resort’s signature restaurant. Try the vegetarian tasting menu—with many of the veggies culled from Chef Craig Strong’s own raised-bed garden. We really liked the Crimson beet Tartare and the Celerini Alfredo which was celery root noodles, garlic cream and truffles.

MUST DINE:

Craving a good steak? Not far from the hotel, located between local art galleries and boutiques, the Selanne Steak Tavern serves up a mean Wagyu Filet Mignon and their famous Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Vegetarian? Try the delish Scarlet Beet Ravioli stuffed with artisanal goat cheese, hazelnuts, and golden beet vinaigrette. Sip on a refreshing Mango Mule made of Libre mango Tequila, Q ginger beer, agave, fresh lime—so tasty. selannesteaktavern.com

MUST VISIT:

Spend time relaxing by the resort’s Mosaic Pool (above) before heading out to explore the area’s four pristine white sand beaches, 30 acres of lush landscaping, and the local protected marine tide pools. Nearby, enjoy hiking and biking trails in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. At the Crystal Cove State Park, they have snorkeling, jetskiing, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and sailing. Ready for some pampering? The resort has a world-class 20,000-square-foot Spa Montage offers a long list of treatments including massage, facials, and wellness therapy. montagehotels.com


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

hateau ar ont. It has an easy yet refined at osphere. Have drinks? oho ouse. It’s a coo p ace with great energy where you can en oy a good g ass of wine or cha pagne. What are your packing essentials?

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How do you make your hotel room feel more like home?

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