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AMY’S GOT AN APP FOR THAT Amy Roiland, the CEO of FashionTap, survives life in NBC’s Shark Tank 2016 GENLUX+BRITWEEK DESIGNER OF THE YEAR! We honor Julien MacDonald SEA ME NOW? Bold beauty looks for summer are hitting the beach WHELAN’S WORLD Yet another stunning Aussie actress comes our way. She’s Nicky Whelan
ON THE RODEO We take a drive to the rodeo for a look at life on the ranch TWENTY-FIVE STORIES We find tall fashion tales at the Four Seasons NY Downtown BEACH BEAUTY Clean beauty looks with a bold swath of vibrant color THE WILD WIND California’s desert winds blow like a wild child’s tantrum
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Samia’s Picks: Our editor-in-chief’s favorites Amanda Eliasch: Give me black for summer Charity Report: Best- and worst-rated women’s charities Shop for a Cause: When giving back pays dividends Laura Dunn: Can’t live without... Closet Desires: Shiny Objects, Show Some Skin Jetsetters: Seyie Putsure, Markus Molinari Style Guide: Elements of style Interior Motives: Sherryl White finds works of art Out-of-Towner: What are Maria Cornejo’s favorites?
Beauty Profiles: Dr. Alice Pien, Dr. Norman Leaf
Beauty Editor’s Picks: Beau Dunn’s favorites
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Getaway: Beau goes elephantback riding in Thailand
Top 5 Summer Fragrances: GUCCI tops the list!
Getaway: What’s up, beaches? Cecilia and Laura in Tulum Getaway: Photographer Anne Menke’s Mexican paradise
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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Fashion Director: Laura Dunn Style and Fashion Director: Chriselle Lim Beauty Editor: Beau Dunn Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Home Design Editor: Sherryl White Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Events Director: Caryn Hassard Events Producer: John Sugrue / OCLA Events Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Contributing Editors: Christine Chiu, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, David Meister, Tracy O’Connor, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Alex Beauchesne, Jeff Berlin, Rex Gelert, Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Paul Schefz, Eleanor Stills Video: Darren Stone Summer Issue ©2016 by GENLUX Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from GENLUX Magazine. To advertise: Cecilia@genlux.com or 310-275-5700
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A few weeks ago I attended MOCA’s Annual Gala honoring the iconic LA artist Ed Ruscha. The evening started with a cocktail and a walk through The Geffen Contemporary museum showcasing ‘Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA,’ an exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth. A mustsee! (on view through July 11) Next, we stepped into a sparkling, fiber-optically adorned gala tent with décor inspired by Ruscha’s iconic ‘City Lights’ paintings. The museum also showcased Balloon Dog (Magenta) and Balloon Dog (Yellow), a limited-edition series by Jeff Koons, produced by legendary French porcelain maker Bernardaud. At one point during dinner, MOCA board co-chairs and Gala chairs Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Maurice Marciano took the stage to give heartfelt speeches. We learned from Maurice that the person scheduled to perform was AWOL. Everybody seemed to panic…well, except for Lilly. She told Maurice not to worry—she was going to take care of it. And, boy, did she! Who shows up? Robin Thicke to support his friend…and he didn’t disappoint. He had everyone on their feet and closed out with his smash ‘Blurred Lines.’ It was such an honor to be part of this incredible night surrounded by talented people from all parts of life, art, design, fashion, film, and music, and especially to see Lilly, who is bigger than life (Maurice’s words). We are excited to feature Lilly (p22), one of the world’s most important philanthropists, and she’s on the cover of this issue.
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Every year about this time I head back to Europe to visit my family. From there we take off for Capri, Ischia, Sardinia, Greece… This year we’re going to Corsica and Monte Carlo. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. I’ll still be working, only from a far, far away land. For now, check out our Getaways features for stunning places to visit. In this issue we’re highlighting Thaïland (p114) and Tulum (p116). Very different places—both extremely exotic. Pick one, or why not go to both? Life is short, just do it! But wait, before hitting the beach, have a peek at our selection of swimwear in Closet Desires (p108) and ask yourself what’s the best style for your body type. Do you prefer bikinis or one-piece swimsuits? A lot of coverage or minimal? One of my new favorites is the Farrah one-piece by Lisa Marie Fernandez (p20). J’adore trop! Our Genlux summer issue wouldn’t be complete without our beautiful fashion spreads by top photographers like Tracey Morris, Paul Schefz, Jeff Berlin and newcomer Eleanor Stills. And last, but not least, please check out our selection of top fragrances for this season (p105). Have a fun and safe summer! Bisous à tous!
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At nearly every fashion show, a ﬁght breaks out on the front row. “Hey, that seat’s mine—no, it’s mine!” Fortunately, it was a civil crowd that descended at Unici Casa to witness Julien MacDonald’s stunning show featuring a collection of both men’s and women’s fashion—all without so much as a shouting match. The only glitch may have been the AV system cutting in and out, but the show was so...well, shockingly brilliant, it’s doubtful anyone noticed. This night was clearly Julien’s. He convinced us all that he’s the master of glamour—eﬀectively draping both men and women models in sexy and provocative, yet elegant ways. Certainly proving himself worthy of our crystal Genlux+BritWeek Designer of the Year Award that publisher Cecilia Moreno handed him following the show. In the crowd were Deborah Sawaf, Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Brooke Burke, April Bowlby, Donna Antebi, Laura Dunn, Dr. Kathy Zahedi-Foroutan. Cheryl Woodcock, Skylar Woodcock, Christopher Renz, Nathalie Pouille-Zapata and her darling daughter Lulu, Michael Wolfgeher, and husband, Chuck.
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One of the evening’s biggest cheers came during Gerard Bush’s talk on behalf of the evening’s charity, Art for Amnesty, when he gave a charge to all of us to set down our phones and get involved in helping the world.
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The event was graciously presented by Michael Foroutan, owner of Unici Casa, and featured a performance by Blue Mood recording artist Sebastian Kill. The models looked chic and modern in ‘wet’ hairstyles courtesy of Chaz Dean and his team, while the heavy eye looks by the 15-strong NARS Cosmetics team led by International Lead Artist, Uzo, boosted the wow factor. The evening was supported by generous sponsorship of NARS, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, and Chaz Dean. Front-row guests and models were gifted with bottles of Chaz Dean’s haircare products.
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Montblanc celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award at the Chateau Marmont with an event attended by Ashley Greene, Bryce Dallas Howard, Caroline “Chuck” Grant, Eli Broad, Gisella Marengo, Robert “Bobby” Kennedy III, Jonas Wood, Thomas Houseago, Jackie and Irving Blum and more. The visionary award was presented to American novelist and philanthropist Maria Arena Bell for her eﬀorts that make the arts accessible to broader audiences. Klaus Biesenbach was joined by co-chairmen of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil to present the honoree with a Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim limited-edition fountain pen encased in a trophy, along with a monetary donation to beneﬁt the arts at MoMa PS1. The Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award is hosted in 16 diﬀerent countries around the world. American honoree Maria Arena Bell was selected by an international jury of 44 celebrated arts inﬂuencers that were brought together by the Montblanc Cultural Foundation. The notable board of jurors evaluates each winner based on their history of personal commitment and contributions to the arts.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: UCLA INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY GALA
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On March 24, the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) celebrated its 3rd annual gala to celebrate the “Champions of our Planet’s Future” at the home of Jeanne and Tony Pritzker in Beverly Hills. The evening honored Ted Sarandos, Eric and Wendy Schmidt and Jeﬀ Skoll for their key roles in helping lead the city of Los Angeles toward making changes in the way we conserve energy for a brighter future. Attendees included special guest Al Gore, event host John Salley, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Courteney Cox, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, and musician David Foster. UCLA IoES representatives including director Peter Kareiva, Bob Taylor, Chancellor Block, board of advisor members Tony Pritzker, Lawrence Bender, Tina Quinn, and Alexandria Jackson were also in attendance. A special performance by Natasha Bedingﬁeld was followed by a live auction to beneﬁt the institute. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails by Blue Ice Vodka.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: MONTBLANC HONORS MARIA ARENA BELL WITH THE 25TH ANNUAL MONTBLANC DE LA CULTURE ARTS PATRONAGE AWARD
GENLUX GADABOUTS: MOCA’S 2016 GALA HONORS ED RUSCHA AND RAISES OVER $3 MILLION PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES
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The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles held its annual gala to honor Ed Ruscha for his contribution to contemporary art. The star-studded event drew more than 700 international guests from the worlds of art, design, architecture, fashion, ﬁlm, and music. Guests included gala co-chairs and board co-chairs Lilly Tartikoﬀ Karatz and Maurice Marciano, along with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and his wife Sylvia Chivaratanond. Also in attendance was Mark Bradford and artists Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Llyn Foukes, Barbara Kruger, Lari Pittman, Catherine Opie, Kenny Scharf; MOCA trustees Wallis Annenberg, Eli and Edythe Broad, Kathi and Gary Cypres, Cliﬀord and Mandy Einstein, Ari Emanuel, Aileen Getty, Mark and NJ Goldston, Adam Sender, Darren Star, Jeﬀrey Soros, and Dallas Price van Breda; collectors William and Maria Bell, Joy Venturi Bianchi, Irving and Jackie Blum, Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Michael and Eva Chow, Rosette Delug, Ramiro and Gaby Garza, David and Susan Gersh, Jamie McCourt, Howard E. and Cindy Rachofksy, Darren Romanelli, and Steve Roth. After dinner, Robin Thicke and his band took the stage and kept the crowd on its feet for a thirty-minute set, concluding with his hit “Blurred Lines.” After dinner, guests danced to more great entertainment by DJ Balthazar Getty.
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GENLUX GADABOUTS: GENLUX WELCOMES JULIEN MACDONALD, OUR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, WITH A DINNER AT SUR RESTAURANT
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Genlux publisher Cecilia Moreno and creative director, Stephen Kamifuji welcomed our Designer of the Year, Julien MacDonald, with a candlelight dinner at Sur Restaurant in West Hollywood. Guests, including Chaz Dean, Deborah Sawaf, Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Donna Antebi, Laura Dunn, Michael Foroutan and Dr. Kathy Zahedi-Foroutan Nathalie Pouille-Zapata, Michael Wolfgeher, Uzo, Samia Arslane, Emily Hassard and Caryn Hassard, dined on Sur’s delicious fare as Julien shared his inspiration for this year’s collections.
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After losing her first husband, Brandon, to cancer in 1997, Lilly Tartikoff Karatz’s irrepressible doggedness to help cancer charities led to unprecedented fundraising and, more important, to life-saving discoveries. Our CATHERINE WILLIAMS caught up with the tireless philanthropist, who is now headlong into her next mission of giving back—this time to MOCA and the world of art.
Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: SANTA BEVACQUA / SantaBevacqua.foliodrop.com Makeup Artist: CECILIA MORENO using CHANEL / Genlux Hair: SOOYOO KIM / SooYooKim.com Digital tech: ROBERT MORRIS Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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Co-chairs Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Maurice Marciano at the MOCA Gala on May 14, 2016
Alyson Hannigan, Halle Berry and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz at the 18th Annual LA EIF Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles
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his Tuesday morning finds me sitting atop a bar stool in Lilly Tartikoff Karatz’s bright Bel Air kitchen. “I just have to finish one thing,” she says, floating about the room giving final instructions to Kristy Owen, her assistant, for the planning of a Mother’s Day brunch. Dressed in a soft cream Roland Mouret dress, Manolo Blahnik chocolate suede booties, and a sensational pair of Vhernier earrings, her lithe beauty is like a dancer in a Degas painting. As it happens, the comparison is more than accurate.
Raised in Los Angeles, Lilly began life in the ballet at 10, and by the age of 17 was whisked away to join the famed New York City Ballet under the direction of legendary choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. “Ballet was my education; it set me up for life,” she says, “Balanchine was the most brilliant, creative genius I’ve ever met—and probably the most terrifying person I ever met. We loved him, we worshipped him, we hated him. It was all in one.” Few dancers achieve Lilly’s long professional ballet career on the New York stage, but after nine years, she’d had her fill. She returned to Los Angeles where a casual encounter at a pool party brought her face-to-face with her future husband, TV producer and the phenom behind NBC’s ratings dominance during the 1980s, Brandon Tartikoff. “We were destined to be together,” she says, giggling. “I was a ballerina, he was a TV executive. We had nothing in common, but he was funny and I fell in love. The day I met him he got stung by a bee and I never stopped taking care of him.” Much has been written about Lilly and Brandon Tartikoff—his long and ultimately fatal battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; her dogged efforts fundraising for cancer research. “I became obsessed with wanting to move cancer research
forward,” she says. It was a chance introduction to Dr. Dennis Slamon at UCLA that would help prolong Brandon’s life by 15 years, as well as set Lilly on her determined mission. She told Dr. Slamon, who had been working on pioneering a nontoxic targeted cancer treatment, that when his therapy was ready she would help him raise money. Did she ever. “I had no experience fundraising, but I was obsessed, and I had Brandon’s Rolodex. I started at A and went to Z. I called every person I knew in Hollywood.” She enlisted the help and sponsorship of Revlon CEO Ronald Perelman and created the Fire and Ice Ball. “I wasn’t sure anyone would show up,” she confides. Quite an unfounded fear, as it turned out. Over ten years the Fire and Ice Ball raised $25 million and provided critical funding for much of the research and trials for the non-toxic targeted breast cancer treatment Herceptin. However, this was only the beginning of Lilly’s masterful fundraising. Her next, and perhaps most significant venture was the co-founding of the Revlon Run/Walk. Once again she convinced Ronald Perelman and Revlon to back her play, and this time the CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Lisa Paulsen, joined their efforts. Together they created a game changer. “We now had 40,000 people at a time coming out to support this science.” A total of 38 Revlon Run/Walks yielded an astonishing $50 million for the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. It provided the muchneeded funding which would lay the groundwork for the nontoxic breast cancer treatment Ibrance. Lilly’s indefatigable fundraising efforts are a unique accomplishment—though she is loathe to take credit. She cites a long list of those involved—from Perelman and Paulsen to Dr. Slamon and his team of scientists, to survivors and family members of those dealing with cancer. “When people get
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“I TRAVELED THE WORLD WITH BRUCE AND IT WAS ALL ABOUT GOING TO MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES AND ART FAIRS, AND I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN. BRUCE AND THE ART WORLD ADDED BEAUTY AND BALANCE TO MY LIFE.”
behind something like this they can make a difference. I am not responsible; I just happened to put myself in the middle.” She adds, “The thing I’m most proud of with regard to the money that everyone helped to raise for the Fire and Ice Balls and the Revlon Run/Walks is that this could potentially serve 75% of all women challenged with breast cancer.” She may have little interest in commendation for her work, though from where I’m sitting she deserves a standing ovation. After 21 years, the Revlon Run/Walks ended and Lilly found herself in need of a new challenge. She found it in the form of an invitation to be on the board of MOCA. “It’s brought me back to my roots,” she says brightly. “In a way, I am back in the art world. I’m back where I began as an artist, and it’s been thrilling.” She admits that she learned to love contemporary art through her current husband, former chairman and CEO of KB Home, Bruce Karatz. “I traveled the world with Bruce and it was all about going to museums and galleries and art fairs, and I fell in love again. Bruce and the art world added beauty and balance to my life.” “Speaking of contemporary art,” she says, fingering one of her gold and ebony dangle earrings, “Bruce introduced me to Vhernier. The jewelry is so exquisite, so modern, it enhances whatever you wear.” A stroll through her immaculately organized closet reveals a penchant for modern feminine shapes. “I love dresses,” she says with a grin. Her go-to designers, Victoria Beckham, Narciso Rodriguez, and Roland Mouret, are represented in abundance, as well as several recent additions from Oscar de la Renta, a Valentine’s Day gift from her husband. I ask Lilly what she would like to do next. “I talked to Dr. Denny Slamon on the Friday before the MOCA Gala, and said I’ll call Monday and we’ll figure out our next plan of action. I promised the women on the trial I would never stop.” It looks as though Lilly’s quest to fund cancer research is just beginning. That should be exciting to us all. G
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Valentino coat, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Antonio Berardi dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jewelry: Lillyâ€™s own
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Oscar de la Renta dress, Manolo Blahnik shoe. and jewelry: Lillyâ€™s own
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Oscar de la Renta dress, Manolo Blahnik shoe. and jewelry: Lillyâ€™s own
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On the heels of her appearance on NBC’s Shark Tank, where she bravely turned down a six-figure investment offer on her new fashion app, Amy Roiland answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire and shares whether the show’s Kevin O’Leary really is as cantankerous as he seems. Photographer: ELEANOR STILLS / EleanorStills.com Stylist: LISA CERA / The Rex Agency Makeup: CECILIA MORENO using CHANEL / Genlux Hair: MARISSA CYDYA using Reverie / MarissaCyda.com Nail Tech: DENISE BOURNE / The Rex Agency using OPI Stylist Assistants: ALEAH PAUL and MARY GEVORGIAN Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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Chloe high-waist wide-leg jean, $790; Chloe black sheer embroidered daisy shirt, $790, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Large moon ring, PS Kaufman boutique, LA Maison Jules denim jacket, macys.com Ted Lapidus vintage glasses, $395, Dan Deutsch, 3rd Street, LA, 323-658-6181 Eeight platform sandal, $225, asos.com
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Oppostie: Mary Katrantzou floral print dress, $1165; Rag & Bone hat, $120, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Dana Michele rings, Danamichele.com Barton Perreira red cat-eye glasses, $510, Dan Deutsch, 3rd Street, LA, 323-658-6181 Betsey Johnson cateye purse, bloomingdales.com
My Favorite Things: Restaurant: Ernie’s Getaway: Palm Springs Actor: Uma Thurman Fashion designer: Orla Kiely Color: 60s orange Ice cream: Cookies and Cream Face cream: glo•therapeutics Animal: Manatee City: San Francisco Movie: Masculine Feminine TV show: Silicon Valley Flower: The little white ones that bunch up Photographer: Alex Prager Magazine: Frankie Person: My boyfriend Ben
You’re wearing? An orange vintage 60s romper that’s hitting below the knee and a long-sleeve safari print onesie underneath with a tie around the neck. Some pointy flats. And I’m wearing some Dita eyeglasses. And a maroon beret. Everyday style? Every single day, I dress up. Even if I go to Target. Sometimes I change five times a day. Fashion influence? When I was 13 I became obsessed with fashion because I loved Jennifer Love Hewitt’s style. I saw her on Party of Five and watched everything she’s been in. I’m also all about the 60s Brigitte Bardot fashion. No deal? I went into Shark Tank with a fair offer of $100,000 for ten percent equity in my new app, FashionTap. It’s a working app with ten revenue streams, so it blew my mind that they didn’t get it. Barbara Corcoran offered me $100K for 25%. Her offer was so unreasonable, and they basically threw a fit that I didn’t accept it. Saddest time? There are a few. When my mom had breast cancer. Thankfully, she’s fine now. Another saddest time was right after Shark Tank. I felt like I hit
an all-time low. Because when you create something you love, and you go out there and pour your heart, and don’t get the right deal… It killed me. Kevin O’Leary is not a nice person. He made me feel awful when he said I was going to be crushed. He’s not so wonderful. Your childhood? I was always teased about my loud, crazy laugh. People said I sounded like a horse. When I was younger I wanted to be a stand-up comedian, and I love being the center of attention. I also love being a leader. Ever since I was a little kid I knew I’d run a corporation one day. First gig? At 17 I worked at a wedding place at the River Mill. I only worked there for a couple of months. It was so fun. After that I started doing acting and got my SAG card and was booking huge commercials for American Express and Kia out of San Francisco. School smarts? I have my degree in fashion marketing. Biggest fear? Not seeing FashionTap see its full potential. Or fear that this app dwindles out because I didn’t have investors. Another big fear is that some-
one with more connections and money comes out before mine. Best dream? I had this dream last night that my boyfriend asked me to marry him. It was this amazing theatrical proposal. We’re at a theatre, and I sit down, and our favorite band is playing, and I figure out this is a setup for him to propose to me. There was a movie that he was in and puppets. It was crazy. Guilty pleasure? I’m obsessed with Oreo cookies. I’ll eat the whole package. What’s next? Since Shark Tank aired we tripled our user base and had non-stop investor meetings. It’s my goal to make FashionTap the biggest social network around. It connects the entire fashion industry on one platform by what they do. With my app, bloggers, makeup artists, stylists and photographers can all make money. When these people tag their photos, someone saying, ‘Oh, what a great dress, I love your dress,’ or ‘I love your lipstick’ can tap and buy directly from it. The people who tag their items make commissions off those sales; Top Shop or the boutique is happy; and the person who bought the item is happy. So there’s a three-way win.
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This is acollection Hilfiger Love Songdress, $590, tommy.com cropped polo; Alexisis Bittar This a Love Song bangles, black and$85 greyea, alexisbittar.com bomber jacket, Giuseppe Zanotti thisisalovesong.com DesignPaul John sandal, Ataker$825, Giuseppe lace pant,Zanotti, $1090, 310-858-1990 johnpaulataker.com Uno de 50 silver heart ring, unode50.com Eyewear, Amyâ€™s own
Photographer: Andrew Matusik / matusikart.com Creative Consultant: Sunni Spencer Stylist: Wouri Vice / TMGrepresents.com Makeup: Jamie Dorman Hair Stylist: Gina Guercia Models: Kate / IMG Models Model: Kelsey X / Marilyn New York Producer: Ernest Montgomery Market Editor: Deandre Dacosta Location: Studio 333 Park Avenue / 333parkave.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Digby by Jackson body suit, skirt, digbybyjackson.com Rag & Bone hat, $130, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Eyewear, Amyâ€™s own
Jose Duran shirt and pants Pluma necklace Gianvito Rossi shoes Nude bodysuit
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This page: Julien MacDonald surrounded by Milena, Sany, and Jelena, all in Julien MacDonald.
JULIEN MACDONALD OUR ���6 GENLUX+ BRITWEEK DESIGNER OF THE
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Photographer: PAUL SCHEFZ / schefz.com Stylist: LISA CERA / LisaCera.com Makeup Artist: UZO using NARS Cosmetics with Tracey Mattingly Hair: MARINA MAGLIACCIO / TheRexAgency.com Models: MILENA / LA Models SANY, JELEA SEQUOIA, KELSEY CHRISTIAN / Next Models DAMON NELSON, ALEJANDRO ROSALENY / Two Management Stylist Assistants: BECCA COHEN, LARA CAROLINE MANSFIELD Video: DARREN STONE Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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This page: Igor, Kelsey and Damon, all in Julien MacDonald
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Julien shares his faves on the Genlux video series ‘My Favorite Things’ at genlux.com
Though we recently named fashion designer Julien MacDonald our 2016 Genlux+BritWeek Designer of the Year, there’s a good chance he’s the best designer you’ve never heard of. The Wales-born MacDonald, who has quietly gone about the business of creating elegant, sexy, body-clinging fashion that notables like Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Stewart, Madonna, Liv Tyler, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Beyoncé are swooning over, has led a relatively stealth stateside presence. Not so in London. There, MacDonald received his MA from the Royal College of Art where his graduation show caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld, who in turn appointed MacDonald as head designer of knitwear at CHANEL. Not only that, Karl also hired him to head up Lagerfeld’s own label. After the three-year stint there, MacDonald was appointed successor to Alexander McQueen as creative director of Givenchy, where he designed both the haute couture and ready-to-wear collections. He’s won British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, British Glamour magazine’s Designer of the Year, and GQ’s Womenswear Designer of the Year. In 2004, he decided to focus on his own label. One that he’s now— most deservedly—garnering world-wide attention for. On the philanthropic front, Julien is involved with the MacMillan Cancer Support charity as well as being a patron of Breast Centre at Llandough Hospital in Wales. For the last two years he designed the Tickled Pink Cancer Charity bag that’s sold over 300,000. So just why haven’t you heard of him? Um, you have now.
Julien holding his Genlux+BritWeek Designer of the Year Award
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Jelena in Julien MacDonald
Damon, Milena and Igor wearing Julien MacDonald
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Urban Decay eyeshadow in ‘fireball’, $19; Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment 10-color palette in ‘slowburn’, $49; Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘freelove’, $19; urbandecay.com Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in ‘Bronzed’ $16, sephora.com tarte Amazonian Timo12-hour clay Weilandblush in top‘dollface’, and pants$28, ATHA scarf tartecosmetics.com
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Skin: Look Beauty Masque Bar Brightening Sheet Mask, $42.99, target.com Tatcha Luminous Deep Firming Eye Serum, $95, tatcha.com Nude Skincare ProGenius Omega Treatment Milk, $58, nudeskincare.com Orlane Teint Absolu Foundation, $70; Orlane poudre libre transparent loose powder, $40, orlane.com Brow: Senna Sketch- A-Brow® in ‘mink,’ $18, sennacosmetics.com
SEA ME NOW?
Makeup artist Jamie Dorman dives into the deep end of her makeup kit to bring us some cool vibrant looks for hot summer days
Photographer: ALEX BEAUCHESNE / AlexBeauchesne.com Stylist: MICHELLE DASILVA / MichelleDasilva.com Makeup: JAMIE DORMAN / Art Department, NY Post Production: DIGITAL RETOUCH / DigitalRetouch.net Studio: 333PARKAVE.COM Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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Sporti bubble swim cap Sarah Angold acrylic necklace, sarahangold.com Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow liquid in ‘rainforest green,’ $18, josiemarancosmetics.com Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment 10-color palette using ‘Fringe’ and ‘Freak’, $49 each, urbandecay.com tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in ‘flush’, $28; tarte tarteist™lip crayon in ‘boho’, $18; tarte tarteist creamy matte lip paint in ‘namaste’, $20, tartecosmetics.com
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SPEEDO yellow racer cap Cynthia Rowley color block wetsuit TYR goggles MAC Paint Stick in ‘Genuine Orange’, $22, maccosmetics.com Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment 10-color palette in ‘Thrash’, $49, urbandecay.com Colourpop Eye Shadow in ‘Sugar’, $5, colourpop.com tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in ‘fearless’, $28, tartecosmetics.com Senna Lip Laquer in ‘Gorgeous’, $22, sennacosmetics.com
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Vintage ERES one-piece swimsuit SPEEDO pink racer dome swim cap Sarah Angold acrylic bracelets, sarahangold.com Urban decay pressed pigment in ‘savage,’ urbandecay.com Colourpop pressed pigment in sugar, colourpop.com Tarte tartiest™clay paint liner, $24, tartecosmetics.com Senna cheeky blush in cherry blossom, $20, sennacosmetics.com MAC Paint stick in ‘primary yellow’, $22, maccosmetics.com Tarte tarteist™ lip crayon in ‘totes’, $18, tartecosmetics.com
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Vintage ivory swim cap ERES black halter one-piece swimsuit, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Sarah Angold acrylic, stud bracelets Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow liquid in ‘playa del pink’, $18, josiemarancosmetics.com MAC Pigment powder in ‘platinum’, $22; MAC lipstick in ‘Impassioned’, $17, maccosmetics.com Urban decay 24/7 pencil in ‘Chaos’, $20, urbandecay.com tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in ‘amused’, (bright pink), $28, tartecosmetics.com
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WHELANâ€™S WORLD Nicholas orange cut-out cocktail dress, $725, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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Nicky Whelan is yet another stunning blonde actress who comes our way from Down Under. The recently engaged 30-something talent says she’s anxious to start a family with ﬁancé Kerry Rhodes, the ex-pro football player. Here, Nicky answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire.
Nicky shares her faves on the Genlux video series ‘My Favorite Things’ at genlux.com
You’re wearing? I’d love to say ‘something sexy,’ but I’m running around like I’ve done a workout. I’m in leggings and chunky trainers and an old dancing top.
Major breakthrough? When I was 25 I was on the show ‘Neighbors’—a famous soap opera that’s been going on for 30 years. That propelled me to America.
Everyday look? It’s usually sportswear. Fred Segal wedges. Chunky boots. Depending on the weather, I’m usually in jeans and a Rick Owens top. I’m dressy casual. I’m rockin’ some awesome boots from Gregory’s or oldschool chunky trainers from Monika Chiang.
Guilty pleasure? Chocolate. Everything chocolate. I love chocolate. I always have a big bowl of Kisses and M&Ms. Both plain and peanut.
Your start? A photographer saw me when I was 13 and took photos. From there, my sister Katie was involved in modeling so I branched off of a few people she knew, and it all grew from there. First gig? A travel show called ‘Postcards’—my first TV gig. Huge horseracing event. It was always TV shows and hosting and presenting. I worked with people who were willing to train me. I didn’t do any courses or anything like that. Your passion? It’s always been performing. I was a promo girl in my teens and a dancer for 20 years. Cheerleader for the professional Melbourne Storm rugby and the Melbourne Tigers basketball team. Favorite charity? The TACA event for autism. It’s a great organization. One of my nephews has autism. Every year there’s a big fundraiser. I also do anti-bullying campaigns. In Australia I was involved with ovarian cancer causes. I’m getting involved in animal rights causes.
Photographer: PAUL SCHEFZ / Schefz.com Stylist: HAZEL PEPPER / HazelPepperStylist.com Makeup Artist: SOOYOO KIM / SooYooKim.com Hair: MARINA MAGLIACCIO using Oribe / TheRexAgency.com Video: DARREN STONE / DarrenStonePhotography.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
Childhood bullying? I was picked on and bullied for being the “blonde model” and had to change schools because of it. I looked after a lot of kids who were bullied and got into fights because of it. I was the leader in my group. It’s not just the child who’s not good at something that gets bullied. All sorts of kids get bullied. I had a very tough dad who made me very tough. I really developed a thick skin that’s helped me through the years. It’s a roller-coaster career, so you’ve got to have some thick skin. Greatest fear? Growing up I had a fear of the unknown, but for some reason I was also more fearless. As I’ve grown older I’ve lost my big fear. My priorities have changed. I have a different kind of confidence. Back then it was run and gun and hope for the best and give everything a crack. I’m more conservative about my choices now. Saddest time? My grandparents passing away. Also adapting to a new country. I was very sad to leave my great family in Australia for my career. Love life? I just got engaged in February, so we hope to start a family soon. We’re just planning it now. I’ve had an incredible career, so to do a little bit of family time will be a new adventure for me. What’s next? I’d like to continue on with television. I was on a show called ‘Matador’ by Robert Rodriguez. I’ve worked with some great people, and I’m also getting into producing. G
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Nicholas orange cut-out cocktail dress, $725, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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Herve Leger black cut-out jumpsuit, $1590, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Kimberly McDonald choker gold necklace, $595, kimberlymcdonald.com
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Self Portrait cocktail dress, $520, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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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
Haney long cut-out gown, $2735, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Saint Laurent silver and gold sandal, $795, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5051 Kimberly McDonald cuff, $740, kimberlymcdonald.com
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Old Gringo leather jacket; Old Gringo leather belt, oldgringoboots.com Sass & Bide Aspenâ€™s shiver dress, $490, sassandbide.com Charles Albert dangling earrings, charlesalbert.com Debi Lynn necklace, debilynn.com
Photographer: JEFF BERLIN / BerlinCreative.com Stylist: HAZEL PEPPER / HazelPepperStylist.com Model: ANOUK VAN KLEEF / LA Models Models: CASH PARROTT, PEYTON SATTERFIELD, MELIA PARROTT Makeup: HELEN ROBERTSON using CHANEL Les Beiges CelestineAgency.com Hair: HAILEY ADICKES / CelestineAgency.com Photo Assistants: SED LANAS, JEN SACHS Location: Special thanks to PARROTT RANCH Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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ON THE RODEO We head over to Acton, California, where the luxury brands are usually those on the steers
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Zimmerman havoc beaded dress, $2300, Zimmerman, LA, 323-746-5456 Old Gringo leather boot, oldgringo.com Cowboy hat, $229, Country General Store, Van Nuys, 888-803-6359
Old Gringo leather jacket, oldgringo.com Citizens of Humanity denim cutoffs, $148, Nordstrom, The Grove, 323-930-2230 Old Gringo leather boot, oldgringo.com Charles Albert cuff, charlesalbert.com
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Zimmerman havoc beaded dress, $2300, Zimmerman, LA, 323-746-5456 Old Gringo leather boot, oldgringo.com Cowboy hat, $229, Country General Store, Van Nuys, 888-803-6359
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Camilla & Marc evening dress, $699, camillaandmarc.com Old Gringo belt, $169, oldgringo.com Charles Albert necklace, cuff and ring, charlesalbert.com
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Old Gringo leather jacket, oldgringo.com Debi Lynn choker, debilynn.com Citizens of Humanity denim cutoffs, $149, Nordstrom, The Grove, 323-930-2230 Old Gringo leather boots, oldgringo.com Charles Albert ring, charlesalbert.com
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Zimmerman jumpsuit, Zimmerman, LA, 323-746-5456 Charles Albert cuff and earrings, charlesalbert.com
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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
Cowboy hat, $229, Country General Store, Van Nuys, 888-803-6359 Citizens of Humanity jacket, $260; shorts, $149, Nordstrom, The Grove, 323-930-2230 Old Gringo belt, oldgringo.com Debi Lynn choker, debilynn.com
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Genlux pops over to the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. Situated in one of NYCâ€™s tallest residential towers, the chic new hotel, by famed architect Robert A. M. Stern, occupies the first 24 floors. Going up?
TWENTY FOUR STORIES Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: MINDY SAAD / MindySaad.com Model: VERONIKA LOSYUK / Industry Model Management Hair and Makeup: PAUL VENOIT / Venoit.com Styling Assistants: MICKEY SANCHEZ and ASHLEY HORTON Photo Assistant: MANNY ZAVALETA Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI Location: Special thanks to the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NEW YORK DOWNTOWN
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CHANEL dress, CHANEL striped
cotton jersey pant, CHANEL metal strass necklaces, CHANEL metal strass and glass pearl necklace, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005
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Valentino dress, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 CHANEL glass pearl metal strass bracelet worn as necklace, $2075; CHANEL metal strass necklace, $4450, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005 Erickson Beamon Swarovski crystal, Japanese glass pearl and Vermeil ring; $303, NET-A-PORTER.com RJ Graziano earrings, $30, rjgraziano.com
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Louis Vuitton leather jacket, Louis Vuitton embroidered kilt, Louis Vuitton Heroic Tiara, $930 (approx. price), Available at select Louis Vuitton stores,
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Herve Leger by Max Azria Esme scallop lace cut-out dress, $1790, herveleger.com Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz necklace, $155, ben-amun.com RJ Graziano Stretch pyramid ring, $65, rjgraziano.com
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Burberry lace dress, $2795, burberry.com Erickson Beamon Swarovski crystal and Vermeil with Japanese glass pearl necklace, $1028; Erickson Beamon Vermeil spike cuffs, $978 each; Erickson Beamon Swarovski crystal, Japanese glass pearl, and Vermeil bracelet, $843; Erickson Beamon Japanese glass pearl and Vermeil spike bracelet; $593, NET-A-PORTER.com
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GUCCI liquid lace long- sleeve embroidered dress, $6990, GUCCI stores nationwide, gucci.com Christian Louboutin Tchicaboum heel, $1195, Madison, 212-395-1884 Scallop choker, $32, vexclothing.com Erickson Beamon Swarovski crystal, Japanese glass pearl, and vermeil earrings, $303, net-a-porter.com
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TOM FORD black plonge leather Trapunto top with chain links, $7950; TOM FORD black net, lace, and satin skirt, $5950, TOM FORD, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440 Tara 4779 reflection sterling silver diamond choker, $560, Tara4779.com Shahla Karimi â€˜Materialityâ€™ sterling silver ring No.1, $165; and ring No. 2, $220; shahlakarimi.com Shahla Karimi Honey Rotation black steel ring, $110, garmentory.com
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Valentino calf leather dress, $8900, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247--0103 Tom Ford mimosa and bottle green ayers handpainted shoe, $2240, TOM FORD, NYC, 212-359-0300, Beverly Hills, 310-270-9440 nOir earrings, $72, noirnyc.com
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Alexander Wang top, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 SeaBellas neoprene bikini, seabellas.com Eyes: Makeup Forever Pure Pigment Intense Color in orange, $20, makeupforever.com
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Hair and Makeup Details: NARS All Day Luminous weightless foundation in Santa Fe Highlight: Le Blanc de CHANEL Eyes: Makeup Forever Pure Pigments in fuchsia, blue and orange Cheeks: Youngblood cosmetics Contour palette Lips: Barbara by NARS Hair: Creme Style by Oribe Body: Cote D’Azur Luminous Hair and Body Oil by Oribe
BEACH BEAUTY Hit the beach with a clean clear fresh beauty look for summer, add a sensational splash of eye color and voila! Surf’s up!
PHOTOGRAPHER: SUSAN BOWLUS, NY, SusanBowlus.com Hair and Makeup: LELLIS RIBEIRO, Agency Gerard Styling: LUIZA RENUART, Agency Gerard Model: KYLIE JAMES, MP Mega Post Production: ANZHELIKA ZANDT / anzhelika-zandt.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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Olaya Beach one-piece, olayabeach.com Eyes: Makeup Forever Pure Pigment blue
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Earrings by Moschino Eyes: Makeup Forever Pure Pigment blue
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Photographer: PAUL SCHEFZ / Schefz.com Helmut Lang HAZEL PEPPER / HazelPepperStylist.com Stylist: neoprene jacket,Artist: SOOYOO KIM / SooYooKim.com Makeup Nordstrom, Hair: MARINA MAGLIACCIO using Oribe / TheRexAgency.com SeaBellas Video:bikini, DARREN STONE / DarrenStonePhotography.com neoprene Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji seabellas.com
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Lisa Marie Fernandez neoprene onepiece, Saks Fith Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Eyes: Makeup Forever Pure Pigment fuschia
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rose-red chiffon crÃ©pon long-sleeve shirt with lace details, $1390, select GUCCI stores, gucci.com
Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: CHRIS HORAN / Tomlinson Management / TMG-LA.com Model: JENNY SEVERYNENKO / Industry Model Management Hair and Makeup: PAUL VENOIT / Wilhelmina Artists NY Digital Tech: ROBERT MORRIS Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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THE WILD WIND
Photographer Tracey Morris captures moments of random beauty on California’s Harper Lake—a dry lake bed where the desert wind blows like a wild child’s raging tantrum SUMMER HOLIDA2016 2015GENLUX GENLUX813
Valentino top, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Tadashi Shoji sun gaze pleated silk chiffon cut-out dress, $668 tadashishoji.com
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Salvatore Ferragamo cotton and silk halter neck dress, $1890, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 866-337-7242 Nocturne ‘Lia’ earring, nocturne.co.uk
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Valentino pant, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 BCBGMAXAZRIA
Runway Channing jacket, $898, bbg.com Erika Cavallini striped blouse, $221, farfetch.com
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Louis Vuitton chiffon and poplin bubble dress, Louis Vuitton painted leather vest, select Louis Vuitton stores, louisvuitton.com
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Giambattista Valli dress, $21,500, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; modaoperandi.com CHANEL calfskin bag, $2,900, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550 0005
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Tooshie Venice Beach reversible swimsuit, $609, tooshie.com Valentina Kova ‘Garance’ striped crêpe de chine jacket, $1690, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 Brian Atwood ‘Iliana’ shoe, $1125, NET-A-PORTER.com Giuseppe Zanotti necklace with crystal embellishment, $1150, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-858-1990 Pluma black resin double stud bracelets, $150 each, pluma-italia.com
Photographer: TRACEY MORRIS / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: MINDY SAAD / MindySaad.com Models: MIA STASS / Marilyn Models, NY NICOLA ROMANOVA / Major Models, NY Hair and Makeup: PAUL VENOIT / Wilhelmina Artists, NY Stylist Assistants: JACKLYN SENZINO and AJAI JOHNSON Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI
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WISH YOU WERE HERE
Coney Island, New York’s celebrated amusement complex of thrill rides, circus sideshows, and those scrumptious Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, plays host to our summer fashion story of capes, coats and swimwear. Um, could you please pass the mustard? SUMMER HOLIDA2016 2015GENLUX GENLUX893
Filthy Haanz swimsuit by Wilber Tellez, filthyhaanz.com Norma Kamali double-breasted graffiti trench, $395, normakamali.com Pluma faux horn resin fan necklace, $450, pluma-italia.com
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Shan ‘Adèle’ swimsuit, $345, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Zero Maria Cornejo ‘Sara’ coat, $1695, ikram.com CHANEL metal strass bracelets, $2700, chanel.com
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Herve Leger by Max Azria one-piece, $890, herveleger.com Giuseppe Zanotti gold python embossed leather jacket, $3295; Giuseppe Zanotti chain-link necklace, $1150, Giuseppe Zanotti Designs boutiques, NYC , 212-650-0455, Beverly Hills, 310-858-1990, Beverly Center, 310-499-2962
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Herve Leger by Max Azria Alandra one-piece swimwear, $890, herveleger.com Salvatore Ferragamo ivory wool cape, $2830, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 866-337-7242 Christian Louboutin shoe, christianlouboutin.com Laruicci rings, laruicci.com R.J. Graziano silver hoops, $35, rjgraziano.com
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CHANEL iridescent gauze dress, $8300, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005 Christian Louboutin pink Amazoula sandal $1495, us.christianlouboutin.com
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Milly swimsuit, milly.com Burberry cashmere cape, $3595, burberry.com CHANEL metal hairbands, $1450, $775, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500 Jean-Michel Cazabat ‘Elvira’ boot, $995, Barneys NY, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
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Eres ‘Tracey’ bustier one-piece swimsuit, $520, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 276-4400 Herve Leger by Max Azria jacket dress, herveleger.com LARUICI glass earrings, laruicci.com Brian Atwood ‘Jules’ sandal boot, $1595, NET-A-PORTER.com
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GUCCI black acid
bloom printed silk duchesse single-breasted coat, $5500, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 L*SPACE by Monica Wise swimsuit, $165, lspace.com Laruicci rose-gold and silver earrings, laruicci.com
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AMANDA ELIASCH FASHION EDITOR
Fendi Flowerland heel, $1450, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-623-3420, fendi.com
Fendi By The Way handbag, $2050, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-623-3420, fendi.com
Rebecca Minkoff Ro black kid leather ankle boot, $395, Rebecca Minkoff, LA, 323-451-7414, rebeccaminkoff.com
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The rain continues here in London. The weather pushes me to escape a lot, mostly to Taormina in Sicily. You may have noticed that all my picks for this issue are black (not your typical bright, cheerful summer color of choice). I’ve been wearing black since I was a child. I enjoyed being a funeral gnome, a gothic dark figure as a teenager…so you see, little changed. I might wear a different length of skirt, but black always makes me look my most interesting, and though I suit most colors, and love colors on others, I prefer black. A black dress will take me through the whole day, through all my moods (light and dark) and I will look as smart in the evening as I did first thing. When at the film festivals in Cannes and Taormina, you may only have time between films to change a necklace and put on some fresh lipstick. I prefer red lipstick contrasting my blonde hair. It makes me feel like a Hollywood actress—and isn’t that is what life is all about? Feeling comfortable, confident and happy? At the moment I am going to lunch with Harvey Keitel and then to a lecture with Oliver Stone. I will wear the same Maje dress with a CHANEL bag and Alexander McQueen leather studded jacket, or my favorite Saint Laurent green leather jacket I scored from the outlets while in Palm Springs. I was once schooled about dresses by both Alber Elbaz and Azzedine Alaia. They said people usually suit a certain shape and that it doesn’t change throughout their entire life. It is why from season to season, Mr. Alaia’s clothes are similar shapes, and why to this day they still suit me, whereas I do not suit Lanvin. I am not an asparagus. All of this is not to boast, just to make sure you all understand that black is black; it is noticeable, fashionable neat and great, and if I could wear a red dress as well, then I would wear red. I will probably spend the rest of my life in this positive, elegant darkest of colors, and the only things I wish to be dramatic are my brain and my lips. The rest can remain in tune with the vampires. G
Alexander McQueen leather embroidered dress, $6465, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983
Alexander McQueen chained leather belt, $1895, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983
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If an organization owes more than it owns, that’s a bad sign. According to CHARITYNAVIGATOR.ORG’s recent ratings report, not only do these 10 charities’ total liabilities exceed their total assets, they also maintain negative working capital. While they may not be facing bankruptcy, their solvency issues put these charities in a very dangerous position. Sadly, four out of the top 10 most troubled are symphony orchestras.
1 Seattle Symphony — $-12,800,355 2 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra — $-9,567,849 3 Childhelp — $-6,087,392 4 Ballet San Jose — $-4,702,794
5 Child Welfare League of America — $-3,994,281 6 A Contemporary Theatre — $-3,488,569 7 Agape Villages — $-2,871,352 8 American Friends of Rabbinical College of Telzstone — $-2,569,919 9 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra — $-2,567,810 10 Virginia Symphony Orchestra — $-2,543,243
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SHOP FOR A CAUSE
GENLUX applauds the designers and brands who donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. Here, our philanthropy editor CAT WILLIAMS shares a few of them.
SEA WORTHY For every pair of TOMS + Oceana shoes sold, TOMS will donate $5 to Oceana in efforts to help save sea turtles and other marine life. Oceana Watercolor Turtles Women’s Classic, $59, toms.com
A portion of the proceeds of these gorgeous Shelly Brown bangles featuring Swarovski crystals supports Camp Southern Ground, a unique summer camp with special emphasis on those with neurobehavioral disorders, social or emotional challenges, and children from military families. Shelly Brown bangles, $115–$135 each, shellybrown.com
EYES HAVE IT 10% of the net profits of Sama Eyewear’s deCODE: Los Angeles collection is donated to the Sam Vance Foundation, named in honor of founder Sheila Vance’s son. No War Sunglasses, $645, Destination Sama, Beverly Hills, 310-271-1734
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Supermodel Petra Nemcova and Chopard are spreading the love. A portion of the proceeds from this beautiful coral and diamond bracelet will be donated to Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund, helping children left destitute in the wake of natural disasters. Happy Hearts bracelet, $3050, us.chopard.com
For every purchase of AquaReveal’s gently exfoliating face or body peel, $1 will be donated to Zimele USA, helping women entrepreneurs in South Africa. AquaReveal face or body peel, $26–$45, aquareveal.com
COOL FOR SCHOOLS Stuart Weitzman has partnered with Pencils of Promise to build schools and provide quality education to children in developing nations. All proceeds of the exclusive yellow suede version of the NearlyNude block-heel sandal will benefit the building of schools in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. NearlyNude Sandal in Dandelion Suede, $398, Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600
IT’S ALL GOOD Love Goodly features expertly
researched non-toxic lifestyle products. Five percent of every luxury box purchase benefits curecervicalcancer.org. Love Goodly June/July Box, $29.95, lovegoodly.com
Find more ‘Shop for a Cause’ items on Cat Williams’ blog, TheRetiredDebutante.com
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CHARITY PROFILE NEVER TOO HUNGOVER
No Hero Left Behind
We all know Adrienne Maloof because of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but her tireless work on behalf of Battle Buddies to bring home four-legged military heroes and other charities is what she really hopes to be known for. Here, Adrienne answers our Genlux Two-Word Questionnaire.
Your breakfast? I had a bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Your passion? Designing jewelry. My designs are sold in Bloomingdale’s and online. I call it affordable luxury. Our pieces are very delicate and handmade. The price-point is very good for a little piece of Beverly Hills. $150 for a drop necklace. Rings are about $100. They are very well made. Guilty pleasure? I like these new crème-filled pastries. They’re like heaven. Everyday style? A great pair of leggings, a blazer and a pair of Prada flat leather walking boots. Looks classy and tailored, and I can run errands and go to a meeting and still look professional. Favorite designers? Donna Karan, because everything— from her panty hose to her eveningwear—it’s all seamless. I like Alice and Olivia because it fits my body. I’m petite.
Happiest moment? When my children were born. Favorite charity? I’m working with Battle Buddies, a part of the American Humane Association that helps unite military working dogs with their human handlers when returning from deployment. Up until now, the dogs were left behind. Imagine being in a wartorn area where your dog—your best friend—has saved your life and the lives of hundreds of others, and the dog wasn’t going to come back. The separation for returning vets—especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder, was horrible. A bill was just passed to help with this.
Favorite shops? Neiman Marcus and online. I like Diane von Furstenberg. Her signatures are fantastic. Beauty secret? I take care of my skin. I’m fanatical about not going to bed with makeup on, and I’m religious about using products every day. I use a mixture of Obagi products. thale blanc Favorite place? I love London. gypsy gray The shopping lambskin with is great and I love the people. beaded suede strap, $242, Best trait? My friends would Fred segal, la, say323-651-4129 I’m humble. DNA change? I need to have more patience when I don’t feel people see my vision. I see things five to ten years before it hits, and I want them to see my vision now, so I get frustrated. I have a creative mind. Three blessings? My three children. Last dream? I can’t remember, but I remember I woke up thinking I’m starving.
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What bill? For the first time, language in the bill, supported by the American Humane Association, mandates that our heroic military working dogs will be returned to U.S. soil upon retirement, and that their human handlers and their families—to whom these dogs mean more than anyone else—will be given first right of adoption. It is estimated that each military dog saves the lives of between 150 and 200 servicemen and women by detecting IEDs and hidden weapons caches. The language the yellow wasstunning introduced in the House guo Pei dress worn and the Senate by Congressman by rihanna to the Frank LoBiondo and Senator 2015 met ball Claire McCaskill. Your pets? I’m an animal lover. I have three dogs and a cat. Other charities? I’m also working with the AHA on a program where they send animals to be with children suffering from cancer. Embarrassing moment? Recently I was talking to a woman at school and kept saying the wrong name. She finally looked at me and said,
“Adrienne, that’s not my name. My name is…” Biggest regret? Probably not following through on a project that I knew was going to hit. Like the television show ‘The Apprentice’ that our family turned down. Hero? My mother. What’s next? I’m excited about my new hangover supplement called Never Too Hungover. We’ve already sold over two million bottles. It detoxifies the liver. It has amino acids, vitamin E oil, and B12. It’s not only great for hangovers, I use it for my hair and skin too. I actually take it every day. We have a new energy version coming out called Never Too Hungover Boost that has caffeine. I’m also getting into the tech world, and I’m excited about my philanthropic work. the neVer too hungoVer™ Prevention 6-Pack comes with six 3.4oz bottles, $23.99, nevertoohungover.com
My ♥ Things Restaurant: Mr. Chow Food: Mexican Color: Blue City: Los Angeles Hotel: Peninsula Dessert: Frozen yogurt Song: ‘Hello’ Movie: The Great Gatsby Drink: Lemonade Flower: Roses Actor: Liam Neeson Book: 90 Minutes in Heaven Car: Rolls-Royce Sport: Tennis Singer: Lady Gaga Perfume: Christian Dior Skincare: Obagi People: My three boys
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BEAUTY PROFILE DR. NORMAN LEAF
You’ve undoubtedly seen his masterpieces, though you’d be hard-pressed to find his signature. For over 38 years, Dr. Norman Leaf, plastic surgeon to the stars, has quietly and quite anonymously gone about the business of helping people look their very best. Dr. Leaf answers our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire. Your passions? Art, music, good books, good movies. Five descriptives? A grown-up, a romantic realist, a serious, self-effacing, caring sort of nerd. Your future? Newport Beach Favorite getaways? Road trips up the coast...or Capri in the Bay of Naples. Favorite charity? Rebuilding America’s Warriors foundation (R.A.W.), rebuildingamericaswarriors.org Paying forward? Medical Director of the above. And teaching plastic surgery residents at UCLA for the past 40 years. Hidden goal? I’d like to be able to play the piano as well as I did when I was a teenager. Actually, I’d like to be able to do anything as well as I did when I was a teenager. Embarrassing moment? Doing the Mexican Hat Dance as a solo in a high school performance.
Favorite treatment? Facials. For more information visit leafmd.com
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Most pleasure? Romance…in all its forms.
Secret Path to Beauty
Thale Blanc Gypsy gray lambskin with beaded suede helping others to strap, $242, Fred Segal, LA, 323-651-4129
Photograph by Darren Stone
Photo: Tracey Morris / traceymorris.com Makeup: Cecilia Moreno
The professional journey of Dr. Alice Pien has brought her on a successful path that includes every aspect of her patients’ well-being—physical, biochemical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Here, the successful doctor answers our GENLUX Two-Word Questionnaire.
Your passion? Self-discovery…and also find their inner and outer beauty. Favorite getaway? Getting in the R.V. and hitting the road with my husband and kids. We’ve done everything from gemstone hunting to fly-fishing and jet-skiing. Favorite charity? There are many orphaned children in Belize where international adoption is not allowed. This leaves many unadopted children in that country, as most families cannot afford to adopt. Many of the children are sick and unhealthy, and the orphanages are less than ideal environments. For the people of Belize and Central America, where the state of medical care is dishearteningly poor, the existence of Advanced Integrative Medicine and Surgery (AIMS) means that for the first time in history, even the poorest among them will have access to worldclass medical care.
BEAUTY PROFILE DR. PIEN
Giving back? It’s not so much about ‘giving back,’ as if somehow I’ve taken something from society which I am now obligated to give back…but rather to be of service. Nothing less, nothing more. And not because I feel obligated to do so, but because I feel privileged to do so. In fact, being generous is a privilege that blesses the giver with joy and fulfillment. Physicians sacrifice an enormous amount of their lives in order to obtain the knowledge and skill necessary to care for others. I believe that, like doctors, most professionals who have endured long and challenging career paths didn’t get into their professions to take from society, but to give to it... to be of service. Life lesson? The widsom I have gained in life has really taught me to be more vigilant to protect my own internal landscape. No matter what kind of turmoil or chaos you or I might endure in life, our internal self can always be ‘Clear air and sunshine with a balmy, tropical breeze!’ Greatest pleasure? When I was younger I worked with the Flying Samaritans on medical missions in Granada. When the villagers would hear our planes overhead, they would come running, hobbling, carried by piggyback or rickety carts pulled by bicycles from miles around. In the beginning I thought it was because of the free medicines and medical care. But to my astonishment, many came who were perfectly healthy and not in need of treatments. They came simply to be in the energy and the embrace of strangers who didn’t know them but who traveled thousands of miles at their own expense to care for them. Apparently, they came for love. When I figured that out, I was never the same. Medicine is an amazing license to love others; that is what gives me the most pleasure. Beauty secret? That’s easy: the Spectralift! It’s our multiple laser modality non-surgical face lift. It combats aging and skin damage from the deepest levels, stimulating your own body to do the work. It can remove age spots, melasma and rosacea, boost collagen, renew dull skin, reduce wrinkles, tighten pores, and overall bring your face back to its optimum health and beauty. We do an enormous number of these treatments. Most important, we educate people about their skin and that the body, with a little stimulation, is able to again produce collagen and shed old layers of dead skin. Isn’t that what we’re all hopefully trying to do inside and out... shed the old skin to become new again? Future plans? In Belize working with AIMS, the brainchild of my husband. In my opinion, integrative medicine is the highest and most comprehensive form of medicine that all healing disciplines should adopt. This includes everything from the most ancient teachings, methods and sources to the most cutting-edge modern sciences. It also includes every element of a patient’s well-being—physical, biochemical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—all of which are very important to me as a physician. For the first time in history, there will be a world-class medical campus, a healing Shangri-La, if you will, that’s devoted to developing and featuring the world’s most advanced integrative medicine and surgery, where patients can access their ultimate achievable health. For more information visit amaskincare.com
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BEAUTY EDITOR’S PICKS
Ouai Treatment Masque, $32, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-8609581; theouai.com
8 Green Tablets, $12.50/ Tube, 8greens.com
HAIR PURIFIER Ouai is a restorative healing
BEAU DUNN, GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR
Inspired by Brooke Shields and The Blue Lagoon, Beau shares her must-have summer beauty hit list!
GO GREEN Welcome to the future
of greens. With the tag line “Pop. Drop. Fizz. Sip,” 8 Greens tablets sounded foolproof, and we had to investigate. My problem with green products, juices or cleanses is the hidden sugar most products have, which, to me, defeats the purpose. Meet 8G, tablets you literally drop into an 8-ounce glass of water— and enjoy. With ingredients like spinach, wheatgrass, kale, and aloe vera, to name a few, and zero grams of sugar, you can’t go wrong!
Eugenia Kim ‘Do not Disturb’ Sequined Floppy Sunhat, $485, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Slip Beauty Silk Eye Mask, $40, Violet Grey, West Hollywood, 310-274-2064
Yves Saint Laurent Vouture Palette Eyeshadow, $60, Violet Grey, WeHo, 310-274-2064
BEACHY KEEN Have you ever wished
for beachy ocean hair, but can’t make it down to Malibu for the day? Meet Sacha Juan’s Ocean Mist—a beach in a bottle. Spray onto clean hair, and air dry. That’s it. Now you have perfectly tousled beachy hair that will even have your best friend questioning if you went to work today. Sacha Juan Ocean Mist, $31, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
GOOD EYE, MATE! Meet Slip, your new pal to
insure you have the best night’s sleep. Slip uses natural, pure mulberry silk to create its impressive range of beauty sleep–boosting products—including my favorite, the silk eye mask.
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mask that’s formulated to repair damage in minutes, leaving strands incredibly soft and smooth after just one treatment. Made with artichoke leaf extract to seal the cuticle and protect hair from future damage. Created by Jen Atkin, celebrity hair stylist and go-to guru for celebs ranging from the Kardashian clan to Chrissy Teigen, we know Atkin won’t disappoint!
Tory Burch Fleur Body Cream, $82, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-8609581
MUST MIST Hampton Sun’s Hydrating Aloe Mist
is the perfect way to replenish moisture and soothe skin with an invigorating, refreshing spray after a fun day in the sun. Hampton Sun Aloe Mist, $28, HamptonSuncare.com
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty’s new Couture Palette includes 5 shades that boast intense color and dimension. The long-wear, crease-proof formula ensures it will last all night.
SKIN LAUNDRY These easy-to-use cleansing
cloths created by beauty powerhouse Skin Laundry gently remove makeup while nourishing with soothing extracts of cucumber and chamomile. Check out one of their many locations for a 10-minute skin laser treatment, proven to shrink pores, minimize redness and reduce wrinkles. Yes, please! Skin Laundry Purifying Makeup Remover Cloths, $15, Anthropologie, Beverly Hills, 310-385-7390
Bond no. 9 never disappoints and Liberty Island keeps the streak alive with bergamot and mandarin essence, black currant, orange blossom absolute, jasmine, marshmallow and musk. 100ml, $295; 50ml, $220, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; bondno9.com
THE GENLUX TOP 5 FRAGRANCE PICKS FOR SUMMER! Diana Vreeland’s Outrageous Collection is a group of three freshly reinvented fragrances inspired by the Diana Vreeland Parfums line. These scents are stronger, darker and more sensual than the originals. Simply Divine, Outrageously Vibrant, Daringly Different, 50ml, $350 each, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
InsPIrItV Fortitudo’s audaciously woodsie fragrance opens with sweet hints of acacia, violet and saffron, before gradually deepening with cedar, and sandalwood. Eau de Parfum, 100ml, $210, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400, barneys.com
GENLUX GENLUXSHOP Scents of Style
✯ GENLUX EDITOR’S PICK
GuCCI’s gloriously sensuous Bamboo Eau de Toilette is a fabulous scent that starts with top notes of mandarin, Sicilian bergamot, pear, orange blossom. It’s also sprinkled with ylang ylang, Casablanca lily, jasmine petals, sandalwood, grey amber, Tahitian vanilla. GUCCI Bamboo, 30 ml, $67 (available at Ulta only); $82, 50 ml; $104, 75 ml, Sephora, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9581 Jo Malone’s Midnight Black tea is a deeply seductive, intrinsically exotic fragrance. Created with time-honored sun-drenched tea leaves. Jo Malone Midnight Black Tea from her Rare Teas Cologne collection, 175ml, $340, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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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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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN - Blogger at LauraDunn.com
This exclusive new Louis Vuitton Twist bag captures the California spirit. Grained leather in a summery palm print sports shiny monogram corners, and the signature LV twist lock is coated with extra-supple monogram canvas. Louis Vuitton Twist MM Leaf Runway, $4100, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
April marked the opening of what could be my favorite new place: the Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center—a beautiful oasis of calm in the heart of Beverly Hills where all of my non-surgical anti-aging needs are met. The center is overseen by four esteemed doctors: Dr. Mark Rubin, Dr. Andrew Frankel, Dr. Behrooz Torkian, and Dr. Leslie Stevens, who offer a focused approach to nonsurgical anti-aging techniques. They use the most effective laser skin resurfacing Beverly Hills has to offer. Ask for Casey…she’ll help guide you to what your skin needs to look its very best! The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, 153 South Lasky Drive, Suite 8, Beverly Hills, 310-853-5845
Traveling in style is the mantra of any jetsetter—right down to the small details. Meet the customized Louis Vuitton Passport case, which won’t disappoint. Detailed features include a slot for your passport and three card slots that are great for your ID, credit cards, and travel cards. I won’t leave the country without mine! Louis Vuitton Custom Passport Cover, $480, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
Ready to lift your spirits? Slip on one of these eyecatching bracelets (they have brilliant necklaces too!) and feel your mood soar with delight! Cheryl Saban Designs, WeHo, 424-284-3219, cherylsabandesigns.com
The Horsebit is back... Thanks to designer Alessandro Michele, who officially assumed GUCCI’s head creative director spot in January 2016, their summer collection is selling out across the world. Most in demand? The horsebit shoe collection. In leathers, canvas and satin, you can’t go wrong with any of the collection (if you can find them). My personal faves? The embroidered floral slide in canvas with a metal horsebit and also the black satin with a crystal horsebit. Oldschool luxury at its finest! gucci.com
Princetown floral duchesse slipper, $595, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451
GUCCI Maxime crystal suede sandal, $1150, GUCCI, Beverly Hills, 310278-3451
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CLOSET DESIRES: SHINNY OBJECTS
GENLUXSHOP YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. IT’S GOING TO BE A BRIGHT SUMMER. ONE OF OUR FAVES IS THE GORGEOUS GOLDEN SHORTS AND JACKET BY DVF. THIS LOOK GOES FROM DAY TO NIGHT A LA PERFECTION.
Nicholas Kirkwood embellished texturedlamé sandal, $695, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Isabel Marant NET-A-PORTER.COM
Smith + Mara 14K gold Pyramid studs, $200 each (sold as singles), smithandmara.com Diane von Furstenberg SS16, dvf.com Tibi Eclair sequined silkgeorgette camisole, $495; Eclair pleated sequined silkgeorgette skirt, $795, exclusive for NET-APORTER.COM
Michel Perrin Le Disc clutch, $2200, Michel Perrin, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936
Elena Ghisellini Felina Box clutch, $2370, Elodie K., LA, 323-658-5060, elenaghisellini.com
Philipp Plein SS16, plein.com
Charlotte Olympia Elie mirrored-leather platform sandal, $925, NET-A-PORTER.COM
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READY TO SHOW OFF YOUR PERFECT TAN? HERE ARE A FEW QUESTIONS TO DWELL ON BEFORE HITTING THE BEACH THIS SUMMER: BIKINI OR ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT? KAFTAN OR NO KAFTAN? BRIGHT COLOR OR MUTED? Louis Vuitton Monogram Classic beach towel, $590, Louis Vuitto, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, louisvuitton.com
Diane von Furstenberg Monte Carlo printed silk-chiffon kaftan, $500, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Erès James swimsuit, $540, Erès, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008, eres.com Perfect Moment Nordic neoprene swimsuit, $250, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Marysia Antibes scalloped bandeau bikini, $272, Zigilane Private Jet bikini, $199, zigilane.com
CLOSET DESIRES: SHOW SOME SKIN
Tommy Hilfiger SS16, usa.tommy.com
Ancient Greek Niki metallic sandal, $215, NET-A-PORTER.COM
Louis Vuitton shades, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, louisvuitton.com
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GENLUXSHOP Bon Vivant
Markus Molinari is living the life. His BFF Katy Perry recently took him to Cannes
(his favorite place) to celebrate his birthday while she performed at the AMFAR gala. (Meh, just an everyday event in this guy’s life). Besides hanging out with the cool kids on the block, he’s also a jewelry designer and a partner at H.Wood Group, who run popular clubs like The Nice Guy, Blind Dragon and Bootsy Bellows. When not visiting fabulous places and meeting iconic people, Markus is giving back through his philanthropic work. Favorite escape?
Person you’d like to vacation with? Karl Lagerfeld. We met
Morocco. I can’t really explain the feeling, but it truly is a magical place. I had the privilege of visiting the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé—such a special moment that I was able to share with some of my very best friends.
just a few times for brief moments in Paris and I found him to be really intelligent and very witty. He’s well traveled and I would love to get his insight on life, fashion and art.
Favorite items for summer?
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.
My Foreo face brush and cleanser, my Marc Jacobs dark navy tuxedo, and a good book. I’m currently reading Always Room At The Top by Ganna Walska. It’s her memoir and it’s truly fascinating. Foreo Luna 2 for men cleansing brush, $199, foreo.com
J. Scott Fitzgerald clutch (Markus carrying it)
My Marc Jacobs reﬂector weekend bag and my Celine leather tote.
Always Room at the Top by Ganna Walska, $65, amazon.com
What are your working on?
Two of my favorites would be my Olympia Le-Tan 10/16 and the F.Scott Fitzgerald hand-stitched book clutch. Another favorite of mine is the Karl Lagerfeld chain metal face bag—only four in the world were made, and mine was stolen in London at Bungalow Club one night. Then a few years later I found one up for auction at a charity, and I bid on it and won. I can’t mention my handbags without mentioning my CHANEL boy bag that’s signed by Mariah Carey. There’s also my Moschino red motorcycle Jeremy Scott bag, which was also stolen and later returned. Last but never least, is my nude Tom Ford Alix leather padlock and zip shoulder bag.
I just picked up an amazing vintage CHANEL necklace from this wonderful store called Vintage Malibu inside the Country Mart. They have the most beautifully curated collection of vintage.
Most always a loafer and one dressy shoe, most always my YSL Johnny boot.
How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? I’m a meticulous planner and don’t like to have a lot of
clutter. Depending on the day, I will try to plan casual-to-evening integration as much as I can. If the evening calls for a much more dramatic look, I have no problem bringing a small bag to accommodate my various jewelry or face masks or bunny ears.
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I’m working on some new clubs for H.Wood Group like Blind Dragon Dubai and Bootsy Bellows Dallas, and we most recently took over the old Voyeur/ DBA space near Crescent Heights and Santa Monica in West Hollywood. Last month we hosted a charity event for Imagine LA called Imagine Ball, beneﬁting homeless families in LA. We raised $300K. Besides all of that I’m producing my new jewelry collection. It’s totally diﬀerent from my previous J. Molinari collection, which I designed over three years ago. What’s something unique about Marcus Molinari? I love spending
time alone sipping tea and listening to Edith Piaf on the radio; I’m in complete bliss.
If Seyie Putsure weren’t an interior designer, her fantasy occupation of choice would be a bit more perilous—an international spy. Thankfully for us, she picked the former. In 2007, Putsure founded Seyie Design, creating fashionable + functional interiors for the luxury and design-conscious market. Since then the company has grown internationally to include retail, high-end salons and spas, boutique bakeries, event lounges and more. A few years back, she was named Fendi Casa’s Designer of the Month and was the exclusive designer for the 54th and 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Official Talent Gift Lounge. Here, we discover what some of her favorite vacation items are this season. Where are you jetting to next?
Tokyo, Hong Kong, India and New York City. Living in Southern California, I tend to prefer a cosmopolitan city for vacation.
Favorite items for summer?
Favorite person to vacation with?
Louis Vuitton Keepall luggage
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Bright bold-striped and micro-pleat dresses.
My husband! We always have a great time discovering new places together, especially the local food and shopping scenes.
Louis Vuitton Keepal 60 luggage, $1410, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.
My Shiseido skincare, sunglasses and passport. Bally medium Sommet bag, $1795, Bally, Beverly Hills, bally.com
What are your working on?
Designing residential and retail projects, including a home in the exclusive Emerald Bay community of Laguna Beach and several retail boutiques at The Bloc, a new innovative lifestyle shopping center in Downtown Los Angeles.
I’m loving my Bally Sommet tote. What shoes?
Custom-designed Nancy Embellished sandals that work with pants or a sundress. I usually pick them up during my annual trip to India. And, of course, those high heels…
Favorite local escape?
All of them! But to name one, hiking in the hills near Malibu, with views of the Paciﬁc Ocean and Santa Monica. It’s a great physical workout, while also being mentally relaxing.
Living room in a private residence in Newport Coast, California. A 6000-squarefoot, Spanish-style architecture home for a young family who loves color, art, antiques and glamour.
How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Slipping into super-high heels—especially those
Alexandre Birman, Sophia Webster and Christian Louboutin.
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SHERRYL WHITE brings ocean-inspired furnishings.
Eye-catching objects designed to usher in a breezy atmosphere. SEA THE LIGHT This hanging light is cut from glass and appears to have emerged from an underwater cave of the future. The luminescent blue suggests the vibrant ocean, and the facets and gleaming light that bounce off the pendant are sure to imbue any space with a Stone Age glow. Crystal Rock Pendant by Arik Levy for Lasvit, $1,265, angledroit.fr TOP BRASS This sparkling brass plate captures the playful essence of a palm frond in motion. Its dramatic branches call to mind windswept vistas and endless summers. It is striking on its own, and it also provides a gorgeous backdrop for ornaments to rest upon it. Palm Plate by Nika Zupanc for Ghidini 1961, $274, ghidini1961.com
SEA SCULPTURE Artist Junko Mori makes breathtaking sculptures brought to life from forged metal coated in wax. Works inspired by organic patterns that bear the imprint of the formation of waves. Mori was moved to create a response to the earthquake and tsunami in her native Japan. This piece brings to mind a burned or charred seashell that has been extracted from the depths of the sea. Raw, natural and moving, Mori has found a way to give the savage forces of nature a beautiful voice. Junko Mori, ‘Propagation Project; Pine Needle Mutation,’ 2015, 14 1/8” x 22 3/4” x 17 3/8”, $24,100, adriansassoon.com
Image Courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London
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TOUCH OF GLASS This colorful credenza is the resulting merger between designer Patricia Urquiola and the graphic skills of Federico Pepe. Stained glass inspired by the windows of holy sites is given an ethereal and thoroughly modern slant in the hands of these two visionaries. Age-old techniques are used to produce a light-filled cupboard that seamlessly bridges the old and the new. Credenza by Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe for Spazio Pontaccio Collection, spaziopontaccio.com
ALL NATURAL The eco-conscious Giudecca rug is all natural; no machines or chemicals are used in its making. Pure silk and the softest wool are hand-knotted using inventive techniques. The designers sought to capture the mood of a flight of Venetian stairs covered in water. This soothing merger of sea and stone in plush materials will make you feel as if you’re walking on water. CC-Tapis Giudecca Rug by Zanellato/Bortotto for Rubelli, cc-tapis.com BED IN A BOX This bed is so dynamic it will have you wanting to stay cocooned within it forever. It closes and opens with a clever key that becomes a stand to keep the bed open and a seductive charm that invites you inside from the closed position. Its design is a play on a credenza—a sacred place to conceal the things we both love and fear. It’s the perfect space to play a magical game of hide-and-seek. Forever Bed by Nika Zupanc for Dormeo, $72,800, rossanaorlandi.com
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GENLUX showcases items for those with an eye for good design.
How Time Flies A watch that’s built for speed. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 16 Chronograph is a handsome winner that’s water resistant up to 300 meters. It sports a wealth of features for a great price. TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 16 Chronograph, 43mm, $3,650, benbridge.com
For the garden and tool geek who can’t get enough of cool power tools, here’s the one. The Craftsman® cordless 24 Volt hedge trimmer with 22-inch blade features laser-cut dual-action reciprocating blades for cleaner, super-sharp edges. Those Hamptons Hedgerows don’t stand a chance. The Craftsman® cordless 24 Volt trimmer, $100, craftsman.com
Wait, do you mean to tell me this bag electronically displays an airline baggage tag here, and right from my iPhone?
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Perfect Travel Companion Not just the most stylish case, but one with the new Electronic Tag Display technology. Communicates directly from the app on your smartphone to display the baggage tag right on your case. Exclusively with Luftansa for now, but United is already testing. Rimowa Limbo MultiWheel aluminum/magnesium case, Rimowa, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8686, rimowa.co
Fit ‘n’ Fashionable A new slimmed-down fitness tracker which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. Make your fitness fun again and compete against friends while burning the calories! Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, $129, fitbit.com
Electric eye knows when you walk up or wave your hand and automatically opens the lid
Open Sesame Those amazing designers at simplehuman bring another functional masterpiece: A trash can that (shhhhh...) opens so quietly with just the wave of a hand. simplehuman 45-litre sensor can, $150, simplehuman.com
Besides no longer needing to lug cases of water bottles into the house, this beautifully designed pitcher makes clean, clear water from your tap in seconds. Each replaceable filter makes 40 gallons—that’s approximately two months’ worth. Soma pitcher plus 6 pre-paid filters, $89, drinksoma.com
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GENLUX Don’t Forget Me Fall in love with the resort’s many rescued elephants. I’ll be back.
TALE OF THREE CITIES
Our Genlux editor, BEAU DUNN, travels to all three Four Seasons Resorts in Thailand for an unforgettable experience with nature 1. The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is a one-
of-kind experience. This all-inclusive luxury resort is located on Thailand’s Golden Triangle—once the center of all poppy cultivation there. Unlike anything you’ve experienced, the tented camp offers packages that include an extensive list of activities both on and off the property.
Get up-close and personal with the majestic rescued Asian elephants on the property. Activities such as wilderness treks by elephantback and witnessing elephant bathing in the river are just two of those offered. “Spending time with these kind, majestic creatures leaves a lasting impression on everyone—yet, each guest’s experience is different. For some, it is an incredible adventure; for others, the interaction is spiritual and transformative; for yet others, it results in unique friendships.” – Four Seasons Tented Camp
Heaven Tent The treetop suites are breathtaking
The open-air spa is unlike any other! Immerse yourself in ancient wellness rituals in a treetop-fringed spa located in the leafy bamboo forests. Inspired by the healing powers of mountain plants and local warming spices, traditional Thai services are the top requested treatments. Breathe Deep The resort’s soothing open-air spa!
The Four Seasons resort presents a wide array of delicious options like Nong Yao—the —the openair thatched-roof pavilion restaurant that offers a Thai/Laotian/Burmese menu along with a western cuisine. Magical Morning: Wake up early for breakfast at Nong Yao, where two elephants actually dine with you. Imagine feeding elephants bananas while sipping your morning coffee!
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Spend an afternoon learning how to plant rice and transplant sprouts from seedbeds to the rice fields. Wear the morhom, a traditional farmer’s outfit, and learn this ancient farming technique for a unique experience you’ll never forget. Feed and bathe the water buffalos with Mr. Tong and Mr. Tone at the Rice Barn.
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The Yoga Barn is a magically spiritual setting suspended over the lake in the heart of the resort’s agricultural and natural habitat. For those who want to strengthen their core, the resident yogi is also an expert Pilates teacher.
2. The Four Seasons Chiang Mai offers a traditional Thai
experience in the heart of an area once known as the Lanna Kingdom, meaning “the land of a million rice fields.” A vibrant blend of cultures gives the area a distinctive charm with a landscape that’s still covered with vivid green rice fields. Chiang Mai is fondly called ‘the Rose of the North’ for its beauty and spirit.
The Cooking School at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai takes both beginners and experienced cooks on a culinary adventure of Northern Thailand.
Oh, Mai! The resort’s stunning pools overlook the magical green vistas
Dive Right In Add the resort’s many one-of-a-kind activities to your bucket list
3. The Four Seasons Koh Samui should be
on the top of your list. Koh Samui, the third-largest Thai island, is part of an archipelago of more than 60 islands off Thailand’s east coast. Only a 45-minute flight from Bangkok, the island’s white sand, swaying coconut palms and calm waters help maintain an untouched feeling and away-from-it-all. fourseasons.com/ kohsamui
Skinny Dip? Your private infinity pool overlooks the Gulf of Siam
The CoCoRum Bar is the newest addition to the Four Seasons Koh Samui. Inspired by Latin-American tastes and flavors, CoCoRum houses one of the largest collections of luxury rum found ‘round the world. Each drink is handcrafted and presented with elegant and playful touches.
The term ‘white sand beach’ is an understatement when referring to the beach at Four Seasons Koh Samui. Natural beauty surrounds the resort with a range of water-based activities that include snorkeling, scuba diving, reef fishing and even a private boat cruise that explores the surrounding islands. Or how about just taking an afternoon nap—hammock-style?
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Laura Dunn and Cecilia Moreno head to the Sanará Tulum Hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico—a tranquil destination designed for healing, healthful dining, yoga, sightseeing, spa treatments, and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Book your flight to Tulum now!
Sanará Tulum Bright-white minimalist interiors echo the pristine white sands of the beach. The rooms are the perfect oasis to rejuvenate your spirits. It’s worth noting that this property is one of only a few hotels in Tulum that have 24-hour air conditioning in the rooms! Check into the Tamarind suites. Those on the ground floor have private gardens complete with al fresco clawfoot bathtubs, and those on the second floor each have an ocean-view balcony.
Green Room Your Sanará room has a private tropical garden
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Rimowa Topa case with new Electronic Tag Display,
On a Clear Day Yes, you can see forever in Tulum
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Yoga by Sunset Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful yoga studio
Go ahead, take off your shoes, grab the mat in your room and head over to the yoga studio. It’s built directly on the beachfront with magnificent beach views. Wall-to-wall doors open up to allow the ocean breeze in while you perfect that cat-cow pose. Sanará has leading yoga teachers who live in Tulum as its resident class instructors. Group and private lessons are available. Coba Mayan Ruins: A trip to the Mayan Riviera would not be complete without a visit to the Mayan Ruins. Since it’s a little off the beaten path, the Coba Ruins aren’t nearly as crowded as those in Tulum or Chichen Itza. Coba contains several large temple pyramids that you can climb. This, together with the remote jungle setting, adds to the feeling of being an early anthropologist channeling Did you know there’s such a thing your inner Indiana Jones. as coconut cheese? The chefs at Stairway to Heaven the beachfront restaurant Real The view at the top Coconut Café did. And it’s is worth the effort delicious in the quesadilla served with the best guacamole and pico de gallo! Everything on the menu is good for you—like fresh locally grown ingredients. Try the Real Coconut Shrimp Tacos served on coconut tortillas with chipotle salsa, leafy greens and all the trimmings. After your meal, take your margarita to your lounge chair, located literally steps from the beach.
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Sanará Tulum is a boutique hotel that reflects Daniella Hunter’s aesthetic. A progressive maverick in the holistic community, the ever-so-poised and natural travel and lifestyle taste-maker and photographer is curating the healthful vision of Sanará Tulum. With the combined efforts of Daniella, life and business partner Charlie, and long-time collaborative Toronto-based partner David Woolfson, the Sanará Tulum hotel opened its doors in December of 2014. It also features The Real Coconut, her own line of products which are also sold at Whole Foods.
Creativity...in whatever form that might take: from writing music to creating menus and recipes. It’s what drives me. Also, the ocean, wildlife, and rescuing injured or baby birds.
If I could change anything, it would be to be able to sleep anywhere—literally to zonk out into a deep sleep wherever I am in the world, and not be bothered about noise or space!
My partner, Charlie, and my children. They teach me more about myself and stretch me to grow every day. And our staff, I’m always in awe of our teams and their dedication to be part of our growing vision.
Favorite ice cream? Daniella Hunter and life and business partner, Charlie Stuart Gay
Maybe the best way to describe the way I like to dress would be boho chic. I prefer to shop locally and avoid mass-produced fashion.
Belize—it’s a hidden gem, right on our doorstep with an incredible history and massive potential. Our next Sanará will be in Ambergris Caye in Belize. I found a Mayan spearhead and Mayan pottery, circa 2000 BC just the other day on a remote island!
1. My children; 2. meeting Charlie; 3. my poor health, as I would never have traveled my journey or birthed The Real Coconut without it; 4. The stewardship of Sanará and creating spaces for people to come into and know themselves better when they leave; 5. My life. It’s an incredible experience and I’m grateful every day for everything and everyone around us.
The Real Coconut’s Choco Nutty Ice Cream smoothie, made with fresh coconut milk. I stick it into the freezer and enjoy it as a treat. It’s great, as it’s not too sweet but feels like ice cream! I’ve been eating it for years!
‘Running to Stand Still’ by U2. It’s my go-to cover song to sing, other than what I write. I strive to write songs with that pacing and subtlety but I’m not that good! But I love listening to a great variety of music. One that always makes me feel happy is ‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me’ (not sure of the artist or even the proper title as I’m on a small plane in Belize and can’t check right now!)
I’m hoping I’m done with reincarnations! I’m trying to fit as much into this life and make enough of an impact that I can retire to the other side! But if not, our dog, Milky. She has the best life ever!
Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe. I love this book, and Dr. Axe’s philosophy of health is very similar to The Real Coconut’s philosophy. It all comes down to digestive health!
Both Charlie and I are great fans of social enterprise and figuring out ways to allow people and communities to sustain themselves. We recently set up the Belize Sustainable Development Corporation and the Belize Coconut Corporation as social enterprises, and we are working with the farmers and the ministers on agricultural projects in organic cropping of coconuts, plantain, and yucca to support the local communities.
On a boat somewhere in the tropics, heading out to some magical spot to skin dive.
Swimming on my own in Sinai, with a wild dolphin. It was pure magic.
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Internationally renowned fashion photographer Anne Menke’s work embodies glamour and her zest for adventure. The same assets she’s pouring into a divine resort in Mexico, the Teitiare Estate. By Cheryl Woodcock
Anne Menke’s images have graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, and Travel & Leisure, but you might easily mistake this lithe, blonde beauty for one of her model subjects. Gypset chic, her work takes her to the most exotic locales in the world. Today, she calls both New York City and Nayarit, Mexico home. It’s in Mexico where she and husband Johann Ackermann, a former fashion agent, have created a breathtaking compound called Teitiare Estate that overlooks the deep blue sea. So enchanted with the natural terrain, Menke often employs the location as a backdrop for her high-fashion shoots. Teitiare is located just five minutes outside the ever-sopopular seaside village of Sayulita and about forty minutes north of
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Puerto Vallarta’s international airport. While getting there might not be a problem, leaving often is. Once you’re situated in Teitiare, it’s pretty tempting to want to stay. Take your pick between Casa O’te Miti, a six-bedroom air-conditioned villa situated on a rocky point with a 200-degree view of the blue Pacific, and Casa Ninamu, a gorgeous two-bedroom suite just steps away from your private beach and the water beyond. It’s a surfer’s paradise. Casa O’te Miti comes with a butler, chef, gym, sauna, business office, library, cinema and Tuscan-style wine cellar. (See why you might have a problem going back home?) But here’s the good news: if you fancy lingering longer, homes in the exclusive eco-friendly enclave are available for
purchase. Teitiare’s striking décor reflects traditional themes found in northern Africa, the South Pacific, and, of course, Mexico. Both villas feature thatched roofs and open floor plans. The property is built on sustainability, with eco-sensitivity at the core of the construction. But sustainability is more than just a business philosophy for Menke and her family; they’ve made it a community project. Seeking to inspire the next generation of global citizens (including her three beautiful children), Menke and Johann, along with other visionaries, Tamra and Theo Koch, co-founded Costa Verde International School in Sayulita, an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural, and bilingual private school. The curriculum chal-
lenges students to analyze and solve problems relevant to the world. The school is also home to a first-class resource center for the local area on issues of the environment. Thanks to their faithful stewardship, and that of others, Sayulita has responsibly transformed from a small fishing village to a progressive community with recycling programs, farmer’s markets, animal shelters, and healthcare facilities. Teitiare is the ideal place for a wedding or special anniversary, and it’s a beautiful backdrop for a tropical ad campaign or a much-needed retreat. And whether you’re soaking in the local flavor or nestled in a hammock caressed by gentle tropical breezes, you might just decide to stay an extra day…or a lifetime. teitiare.com
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Minimalism, despite its deﬁnition, can be a very powerful concept. And perhaps few own that idea like designer Maria Cornejo. “In Maria Cornejo’s hands, minimalism is not a bland word,” one wrote, “her clothes have a sleek sophistication and always a sense of surprise.” That element of surprise is what catches your initial attention when you browse the labels’ extensive (and I mean extensive) collection of pieces, from ready-to-wear and jumpsuits to accessories, leather-craft shoes, knits and swimwear. Maria’s ideas are rooted in the core concepts of design and structure; comprehensive, cohesive and stylish – but with purpose and perspective. When asked about her collections, the Chilean-born designer describes them as “personal." Garments are almost entirely produced in the heart of her beloved New York’s Garment District, and her business is owned and run by women exclusively. Her company ethos is committed to its social and environmental impact, including collaborations with women artisans around the world. As her brand expands, Maria and her business partner, Marysia Woroniecka, have garnered a loyal following of tastemakers like Tilda Swinton, Cindy Sherman and First Lady Michelle Obama. She's been a standing member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2003, as well as an original member of the CFDA Sustainability Committee. In 2006, she was honored with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. So where does Maria go when she visits our sunny city? –Courtney Fortune
On and Off the Plane Where do you stay? The Petite Ermitage or the Sunset Towers. Both have great peoplewatching and are close to our store on Melrose.
Zero + Maria Cornejo Elie dress, $895, Totokaelo, Seattle, 206623-3582 Zero + Maria Cornejo Willa top, $650, Nordstrom, Walnut Creek, 925-930-7959
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Have drinks? The rooftop of the Petite Ermitage. The views are stunning at sunset. What are your packing essentials?
I always have something in our Drift fabric because it packs ﬂat, and our Rikki Stripe Ekka Pant makes me feel casual but put-together. I always have one of my dresses on hand that works well in any scenario I’m in. What’s in your carry-on?
Zero + Maria Cornejo Zana flat, $325, Mona Moore, Venice, 310-452-4070
How do you make your hotel room feel more like home?
A top in the Brushstoke print and our new espadrilles. The sandals are easy to get on and oﬀ at airport security, and they both make me feel great stepping oﬀ the plane in LA.
Scented candles from Red Flower (Blood Orange is my favorite) and my iPhone for Skype sessions with my family back in Brooklyn.
How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? Shiseido
Future Solutions is my favorite to help me moisturize after a long ﬂight. I also use their sunscreen religiously, which comes in handy for LA trips. The Phyto Huile Supreme hair oil is amazing to have for humidity as well. Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning ﬂight.
What do you wish LA had more of that you have in Brooklyn? Less car driving
and more walking or biking. What do you wish Brooklyn had that LA has? The weather!
Phyto Huile Supreme, $40, phyto.com
Maria‛s LA Favorites Shop: The RTH Shop
for their handmade goods, and Merchant Modern has stunning home interiors. I love visiting A’maree’s in Newport Beach. Dawn and Denise are great friends and have such a
wonderful selection at their store. I can hang out there all day long. Restaurant: I love eating the Thai food at Night Market. I always run and grab lunch at Croft Alley behind our store. Nina Clemente
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is cooking at The Standard, and she’s amazing, so I never miss an opportunity to eat her food when I’m in town. Beach? El Matador Beach in Malibu is stunning. My daughter,
photographer Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, shot our images there for the Pre-Fall 2016 collection! Museums? I love visiting the Getty and MOCA to check out new art exhibits.
Neighborhood: I’m really excited about Silver Lake. My daughter just moved there, and it’s great to explore the smaller restaurants and stores in that area.
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