GENLUX 2015. Time for reflection. A while ago I came across a quote by Tom Ford that resonated with me. He said, “Choose your team carefully. So much of your success is due to the people who you surround yourself with. Your friends, your family, and the people you work with—they all play an important role in inspiring you and supporting you and giving you stability. These are the people in your life who will be honest with you.” I already knew this, but I had forgotten to apply it to my life. So merci beaucoup, Monsieur Ford, I am starting 2015 with a new mindset, also reflecting on the past and setting higher goals for the future. Actually, 2015 is a very important year for us. In the spring, we’ll be celebrating our tenth anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been a decade already! It’s amazing how time flies when you enjoy what you do. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to work with incredible talent from Jessica Alba to Academy Award–winner Helen Mirren, Grammy-winning recording artist Mary J Blige, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Lydia Hearst, Dita Von Teese (our cover girl this month for the third time)…and the list goes on. Exceptional photographers, stylists, hair stylists, makeup artists…thank you all! In this issue, our fine editors bring you the latest trends in fashion, beauty, accessories, and even technology. For our cover shoot, photographer
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Tracy Morris was able to once again capture the essence of the magnetic brunette Dita Von Teese— so mysterious and playful at the same time. She embodies “La Dolce Dita.” (p56) Apart from the gorgeous and fashion-forward editorial shoots, we bring you fun stories on our GenluxShop side. See the gadgets list our staff put together, and tell us your thoughts. (p83) My fave is the drone, which is a pretty cool gadget to have around, especially if you’re dying to spy on your neighbors. If you own a laptop (who doesn’t?) but could never find the perfect bag for it, pay a visit to page 85 and see if you like our selection of laptop bags. On my editor’s picks, I’m featuring a few items in my best-loved color, lavender/lilac, which is also my new obsession (I have one every issue), and my favorite stone, amethyst. (p20) In a couple of months, Fashion Week will be starting again. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and on our Facebook page to see which shows I’ll be attending in Paris and Milan. Ciao, amore! Lastly, be on the lookout for our upcoming spring issue with lots of fun stories, fitness profiles, spa escapes, SS15 fashion trends, and much more. Bisous, mes chéris!
Exclusive interview and photoshoot with Dita Von Teese. Also in this issue: Philanthropist Irena Medavoy, Out-of-Tower with fashion designer...