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On our cover: Actress Jessica Alba photographed for Genlux by Giuliano Bekor. Styled by Daniel Caudill. Makeup by Lauren Andersen. Hair by Robert Ramos.




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Royal Fixation Heavenly shoes and handbags in the color of royalty. BEAUTY ESCAPE Lensman Andrew Matusik captures the newest beauty aesthetic.


SUMMERTIME HUES Photographer Paul Schefz on the summer’s best swimwear. SUMMER WIND Light summer styles you can fly away in. ALBA, BABY Jessica Alba talks about the most important role of her life. THE Sweet ESCAPE Speed away from the paparazzi in your new Mercedes-Benz SL63.





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Accessories Editor’s Picks: Elizabeth’s must-haves. Beauty Editor’s Picks: Summer’s best beauty picks. Anastasia’s Expert Opinion: Health+Wellness 101. BuyLines: What are the top style-makers buying? File-O-Facts: Places to go and must-have products. File-O-Green-Facts: Green goods and getaways. Shop for a Cause: Guilt-free goodies. Opening Presence: Grand and brand openings. Out-of-Towner: Adriana Lima presents her LA faves.

Accessory Access: Porto Cervo. Accessory Access: Bodrum. Accessory Access: Azulik. Cartier Lock and Roll: Music + Jewelry = Charity. Designer Profile: All eyes on Badgley Mischka.

Closet Desires: Summer season must-haves. Head to Toe: Roman Holiday; Piazza San Marco. Designer Profile: Rebecca Minkoff. LA Fashion Week Fall 2008: Sneak Preview. Chic Boutique: Flight 001is ready for takeoff. Chic Boutique: Violetgrace—good old-fashioned fun.

Beauty News: The latest from the beauty front. Summer Scents: Fragrances from faraway places. In the Bag: Kits and tricks for trippin’ with beauty. Hair Do’s: Jet-setting summer locks. Makeup Trends: Safari—’70s style. Daytripper: We report on the best day spas. Her Secret Service: How to get Jessica Alba’s look. Beauty Ingredient: The new super-berry­—Açai.


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Editor at Large’s Picks: George’s summer selections.

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Creative Director: Stephen Kamifuji Vice President of Advertising: Jenny Behrstock Advertising Director: Brooke Bryant Director of Marketing: Michelle Vink Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Editor at Large: George Blodwell Managing Editor: Shannon Bowen Beauty Editor: Dawn Shand Johnson Accessories Editor: Elizabeth Saab Charities Editor: Francesca Day Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Contributing Editors: Marsha Takeda-Morrison, Anastasia Soare, Trisha Tucker, Tara Tyson Production Assistant: Jordan Holcomb Editorial Assistant: Miranda Romano Contributing Photographers: Giuliano Bekor, Jaime Chard, Megan Mack, Andrew Matusik, John Marciniak, Paul Schefz, Ming Wu Distribution Manager: John Sugrue Š2008 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 our readers: Genlux Magazine invites you to share your thoughts, ideas and critiques of our publication. Please send comments to Editor, Genlux Magazine, 9713 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 202, Beverly Hills, California 90210 or by email, editor@genlux.com. Subscriptions: Please subscribe online at genlux.com. To advertise: Please contact Cecilia@genlux.com or call 310-275-5700. Jessica Alba photographed by Giuliano Bekor.

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A couple of days prior to our photo shoot with Jessica, we called Ms. Alba’s office to see if she’d like us to send a limo to shuttle her to and from the location. In less than divaesque fashion she said she would drive herself to the shoot. And even less primadiva than even that, she drove up in her own Toyota Prius. While not the getaway vehicle one would expect of such a superstar, I applaud her consideration of the environment. And as gas prices soar, it certainly makes more sense to pour money into a new pair of Bally platforms by Brian Atwood than a few tanks of petrol. We also didn’t receive a long laundry list of diva demands from Jessica either. On the contrary, she had no special requests. So then I thought, At the shoot, at the shoot! That’s where the diva will rear her ugly head. But even here, she was sweet as pie. Finally, when lunch came, catered by Sur Restaurant, I held my breath. Surely this is where she’ll have a meltdown about the food. Doesn’t every preggo deserve her quirks when food is involved? But all Jessica had to say was, “Thank you! Sur is one of my favorite restaurants. Gee, why didn’t I shoot for Genlux before?” Ladies, Jessica is definitely no diva. Switch gears. It’s time to slather on some Kate Somerville SPF30, put the top down on your MercedesBenz SL63 (if you’re so lucky), and drive off into the warm sunset. Or better yet, drive over to where I always hear the angels sing—why Neiman’s of course, to pick up some cute summer dresses. Leave your car in valet and stroll a half block up Bedford to Angelina’s on Bedford for some frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries (I love the décor in there, and I like their yogurt better than Pinkberry’s). Still feeling a little naughty for leaving your car in valet? Good. Now walk just a few doors north to Anastasia’s for your brows, then across the street to my favorite sunglass shop, Dan Deutsch Optical for the latest frames from Tom Ford. Dan and Ignacio are brilliant at helping to pick out the best summer frames to fit your beautiful face. I’m always in and out of there in 15 minutes and have never regretted a purchase.

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Back at home, it’s time to swap out your Frette terry robes for the waffle ones and go lounge by the pool. Load your iPod with Hôtel Costes volume 8 or 9 and peruse your new copy of Genlux magazine. Ahhh summer!

I’d like to thank our wonderful friends and advertisers who were kind enough to gift our cover girls and models. Here are some that gifted Jessica Alba and Catt Sadler: ABS, Amatokin, Apothia by Ron Robinson, Aquage, Black Halo, Calidora Spa, Chaya, Der madoctor, Fruits to Remember, La Prairie, Libertas, Michael Stars, Moncalin Plush, Phyto/ Lierac, Privé Salon, Pure Hapa, Sur Restaurant, and Three Dots.


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I usually wear bright colors in the summer. But this year I’m in the mood for animal prints—especially leopard prints (must be my African roots suddenly emerging from nowhere). Or could it be that my mind’s already planning my South African vacation toward the end of the year? In any case, one of my favorite items right now is the Tuleh sheer blouse with the flower embellishment on the front—so darling! (see my Editor’s Picks, p. 98) The ultimate sophistication when paired with wide-leg pants. A John Hardy flower ring is so perfect for nighttime. It has a secret compartment to pour in your favorite perfume, so you can leave your bottle at home. That’s one item out of the bag! I’m going to Capri once again this summer, only this time I’ve promised myself not to over-pack. Just taking the essentials! A pair of white wide-leg pants, my jeans (can’t leave my J Brands behind), a couple of tees, my Trina Turk swimsuit, a couple of light dresses… wait, I already have two suitcases full. I need help! Maybe I should take some advice on how to pack light from a few of the best stylists in LA (p. 120)

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I hope you love seeing Jessica Alba on our cover! She’s so sweet, humble and extremely beautiful inside and out. She’s my favorite so far. On a personal note, I’m saddened by the passing of Yves Saint Laurent. He was such an icon. I remember growing up seeing this intricate logo everywhere in my mother’s bedroom. It was on her perfume bottles, inside her clothes, her shoes, even on some of her jewelry. For several years I wondered, “Who is this mystery man who gives all these clothes to my mother?” Until one day, when I was around 10, modeling for a Benetton fashion show in Paris, I finally saw him. I will never forget that day! His unmatched genius revolutionized the world of fashion, and he will be missed. Like all the masters of this world, his legacy will live on.

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genlux events! Trina Turk! Issue Launch Party! PHOTOS JOHN MARCINIAK

Galina Sobolev, Julie Zaks Ashley Fultz, Catt Sadler, Jacey Duprie

Cecilia Moreno, Ina Soltani, Shiva Aghaippour

Bacardi’s Andrea Iturbe with Beautiful Bartenders

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Vida Emanuelle, Issac Shamouilia

Catt Sadler, Mark Grayson, Stefanie Wood, Angel Terrazas, Noel Jean

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Peter Norman, Catt Sadler

Sharon Tennant, Ina Soltani

Edith Zelaya, Paige Milliner, Kenny Clemmons, Sherry Podorzer

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Brooke Bryant, KatrinaGrand Lowry andDeborah McCarnie photos: of Body BeauteJohn marciniak genlux events! M’ATTIAS Shopping event! Spa Luce opening!

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Spa Luce designer Kerry Joyce

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Brooke Bryant, Amy Von Blank, Ann Kowaleski

Samia Arslane, George Blodwell, Saga Elmohtaseb, Cecilia Moreno

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Spa Luce director Helen Storer and Genlux’s Michelle Vink

George Blodwell, Maya Volk

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BEAUTY escape How about this statistic? Up to 60% of what goes on our skin is absorbed--so what we put on our bodies is as important as what goes in them. That’s why it’s so beneficial to go organic whenever possible. You might also want to know that mineral and organic makeups are not the same. Mineral makeup has components that are good for you, but they’re not all natural or organic. Try to avoid parabens, the preservatives that act as binders in cosmetics. –Joanna Schlip



Photography: AndrewMatusik.com Makeup: Joanna Schlip / CloutierAgency.com Body+Creative Stylist: JIMMY COCO Stylist: MELISSA MEISTER / Artists by Timothy Priano Assistant Stylist: Miranda Traczyk at Meister Couture Hair: ROBERT STEINKEN / CloutierAgency.com Model: STEFANIE WOOD / NEXT model management Manicure: MARSHA BIALO / Artists by Timothy Priano using China Glaze Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

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Linda Loudermilk BAMBOO WOOL “Banister” cream button-down dress, $677, by special order, lindaloudermilk.com

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Issey Miyake grAy PLEATED shirt, CIRCA 1970, $900, 222 Vintage Boutique, 213-300-4905

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Linda Loudermilk “sepals� dark brown cotton top with ruffles and zippers. made of mud cotton and organic cotton voile non-toxically dyed, $978, BY special order only, lindaloudermilk.com

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Escaping to Bali, St. John or Necker Island this summer? Make sure these are in your carry-on.




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Photography: Schefz.com Stylist: Rudy Rocha / RudyRocha.com Stylist Assistant: MELISSA THOMAS Makeup: DAWN SHAND JOHNSON / dawnshandjohnson.com Hair: GIOVANNI GUILIANO / CelestineAgency.com Nails: Marsha Bialo for Artists by Timothy Priano using China Glaze / bpolished.com Model: Linda NyvLtova / LA Models Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI

Belusso sandstone suit $225, Madison, Malibu 310-317-9170 Galliano floral cardigan, $1745, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Emporio Armani satin peep-toe platform pump with buckle, $525, Emporio Armani, Beverly Hills, 310-271-5555 Hellmuth 18k gold and diamond multi-circle necklace, $4200, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, 949-467-3344; hellmuth.de Amrapali 18k gold and diamond ring, $700, Amrapali 18k oxidized rose gold, oxidized white gold, and bronze gold bangles with diamonds, $8000 (set of eight), Amrapali of Jaipur’s Los Angeles Showroom, 323-651-3184

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BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Metropolitan “O” Monokini, $140, beccaswim.com Amrapali diamond and ruby bracelet set in 18k gold and silver, $7600, Amrapali 18k gold and silver bracelet with diamonds, $7600, Amrapali of Jaipur’s LA Showroom, 323-651-3184 Rodo “maia” gold heel, $495, Bettina Duncan at Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-393-4477 Earrings, stylists own

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Blumarine beaded cardigan, $2565, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Calvin Klein canary yellow bikini, $116, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Amrapali 18k gold textured cuff, $3800, AmrapALi 18k gold assorted bead necklace, $12,000, Amrapali of Jaipur’s Los Angeles Showroom, 323-651-3184

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Catherine Malandrino watercolor print blouse, Catherine Malandrino, $270, Sunset Plaza, 310-360-1037 BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Peacock Filigree tie side bottom, $48, everythingbutwater.com Giuseppe Zanotti Design wedge, $900, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques, Costa Mesa, 714-979-3300 Frey Wille ring set in white gold, $580, enamel Diva bangle set in white gold, $1140, 310-260-2639, freywilleusa.com Amrapali diamond and turquoise earrings, $1200, Amrapali of Jaipur’s Los Angeles Showroom, 323-651-3184

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Diane Von Furstenberg magenta bikini bottom, $175, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Catherine Malandrino aragon blouse, $1250, Catherine Malandrino, Sunset Plaza, 310-360-1037 Tapeet by Vicini gold gladiator flats, $380, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Badgley Mischka “Garbo” couture eyewear, $325, Destination: Sama, Beverly Hills, 310-271-1734 Amrapali stackable bangles in yellow gold with precious stones, $700 each, Amrapali of Jaipur’s LA Showroom, 323-651-3184 Amrapali stackable bangles in yellow gold, $450 each, Amrapali of Jaipur’s Los Angeles Showroom, 323-651-3184 Bochic yellow diamonds on bakelite earrings, $11,000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Christian Dior floral blouse, $4870, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Coral Filigree tie side bottom, $48, everythingbutwater.comSwarovski “Eclipse� clip earrings, $140, swarovski.com Hellmuth white agate ring set in silver, $310, Neiman Marcus Newport Beach, 949-467-3344, hellmuth.de Tapeet by Vicini white wedge, $650, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Oscar De La Renta citrus kaftan, $2890, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 La Blanca black bikini, $134, Saks Fifth Ave, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Amrapali 18k gold earrings, $3320, Amrapali 18k gold and diamond ring, $700, Amrapali of Jaipur’s LA Showroom, 323-651-3184 Jimmy Choo Azara green sandal with gold hardware, $1050, jimmychoo.com

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THE summer wind Global warming? Don these icy-cool looks when heeding the call of hot summer nights.



IVY ELIKANN JARRIN Photography: GiulianoBekor.com Stylist: Ivy Elikann Jarrin for MargaretMaldonado.com Makeup: Gabrial Geismar for MargaretMaldonado.com Assistant Stylist: KARINA TORRICO Makeup: DAWN SHAND JOHNSON / dawnshandjohnson.com Hair: Christian marc for Redken/CelestineAgency.com Model: Natalie / PhotogenicsMedia.com Manicure: Elle Nail Spa / 7151 Beverly Blvd. / 323-857-0090 Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Ella Zahlan Black beaded short jumper, $4200, ellazahlan.com david webb Black enamel and diamond ring, $13,400, David Webb, Beverly Hills, 310-858-8006 Chainmail headpiece-vintage

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Camilla & Marc silk cocktail dress, $520, net-a-porter.com RICARDO BASTA 18k rutilated quartz rings, $2000 each, Ricardo Basta Jewels by bernier, Beverly HIlls, 310-278-4792 Gianna Meliani patent-leather sandal with heel, $470, giannameliani.it PRB, LA ,323-931-9300 Pannier and shoulder accents, Vintage

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Azzedine alaĂ?a Black Crochet dress, $3610, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Black leather and black patent leather belt, $495, Black leather and white patent leather belt, $495, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 david webb Crystal, black enamel, diamond, 18k yellow gold bracelet, $50,700, Black enamel, diamond, 18k yellow gold bracelet, $44,400, David Webb, Beverly Hills, 310-858-8006 Gianna Meliani Black leather sandal heel, $420, giannameliani.it; PRB, LA, 323-931-9300 Black beaded headpiece, PRice upon request, PRB, LA, 323-931-9300

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KEITH LISSNER White Raw-Silk dress with mesh, $1350, Helen Yi, Chicago, 773-252-3838 ricardo basta Aquamarine and diamond starburst ring, $39,000, Ricardo Basta Jewels By Bernier, Beverly Hills, 310-278-4792 Tebazile square goldplated bangles, $300 each, tebazile.com; PRB, LA 323-931-9300 Cream patent leather Wire and paper headpiece, price upon request, PRB, LA, 323-931-9300

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AKRIS Brown leather and mesh mini dress with linen belt, $3990, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 DAVID WEBB 18k Yellow Gold circle shield earring, $7700, David Webb Yellow gold diamond and azurite ring, $18,500, David Webb, Beverly Hills, 310-858-8006 Vintage Collar and Pannier

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Alexander McQueen Black cocktail dress with wing detail, $8435, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 ricardo basta 18k Yellow gold twisted wire and diamond brooch worn in hair, $8800, Ricardo Basta Jewels by Bernier, beverly Hills, 310-278-4792 bally Black patent leather peeptoe slingback platforms with gold detail, $495, bally, rodeo drive, beverly hills, 310-271-3310

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Alexander McQueen Chiffon ruffled blouse, $1475; Giorgio Armani Silver and blue silk blazer, $2650; Stella McCartney Pale peach linen wide-leg trouser, $595; Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Kwiat Swing Collection Diamond and Emerald Pendant, $82,900, kwiat.com Gold multi plate belt, $870, AND_i, and-i.net Sergio Rossi Copper rose metallic D’Orsay platform, $625, sergio rossi, Melrose Place, 323-944-0864 Tebazile Twisted wire earring, $270, tebazile.com; PRB, LA 323-931-9300 Flower Collar Created by Stylist

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essica Alba is beautiful. That much we all know. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you also know that she’s expecting her first child with husband Cash Warren. But there’s a lot more to Alba than what meets the eye. Who knew she’d rather be a cut-up than a pin-up? And then there’s that lunch order that makes even pickles and ice cream seem tame. Alba meets me for this interview at Sur Restaurant in a most un-Hollywood manner: dressed down and exactly on time. No tattooed belly bursting out of a barely-there “maternity” outfit. Instead, she looks completely relaxed and unfazed and wears a simple Juicy Couture top and dark pants. She definitely looks pregnant—but still glamorous. “I’m wearing a lot of Juicy because of the empire waists, and it works whether you’re a size extra-small or extra-large,” she says. And don’t

bother gifting her with a pair of those jeans with the elastic panel. “Pregnancy jeans just do not feel good. Tight everywhere…I hate being uncomfortable! Comfort’s always number one with me.” And then there’s the food. Other than not being able to stand the smell of truffles, Alba says she hasn’t had any odd pregnancy cravings or aversions. But when the waiter comes around, she orders a fruit platter (continued on page 77)




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Christian Dior black Jersey long sleeve backless gown Lanvin large crystal silver bow necklace, $4300, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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By Marsha Takeda-Morrison (continued from page 74) with a side of Brussels sprouts. “I know,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a weird combination!” So how does an A-lister like Alba escape from the daily grind? Unlike the rest of young Hollywood, her downtime doesn’t involve a nightclub prowl with a posse of friends. “I like the beach. As desolate as possible,” she says. “No people, quiet, no footprints. Just sand and water.” But that’s not to say she’s averse to a little TLC. “I make more of an effort to pamper myself since I’ve gotten pregnant, because it’s kind of the only thing I can really do for myself.” Alba has made her name playing enticingly dark characters, from a troubled exotic dancer in Sin City to a genetically altered soldier in James Cameron’s post-apocalypse TV series Dark Angel. So it comes as a surprise that the one thing she’s always wanted to do is comedy. “I love Gilda Radner, Lucille Ball, Goldie Hawn,” she says. “I love making people laugh. It’s one of the reasons I started in this business when I was really young. I just never got a shot at doing it.” Not until now, that is. Alba finally gets to try her hand at comedy in Paramount’s upcoming The Love Guru, in which she stars opposite Mike Meyers. Alba plays a hockey-team owner who seeks out the services of Meyers’ hippie love guru in order to find what’s ailing her star player. She even brought her own interest in Eastern philosophies to the role. “I dabbled in Eastern spirituality— it totally makes sense to me,” she says. “Eastern religion makes you directly responsible for your actions. It feels like more of a direct path.” When it comes to early fashion influences, she’s quick to mention a ’90s movie starring a sitcom regular—a Married with Children regular, at that. “I loved Christina Applegate in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead,” Alba enthuses. “She was seventeen and working in fashion.” And who influences her now? “Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren. Not frilly, and not overly sexy and in your face. More subtle, with a beautiful dress and a beautiful silhouette instead of the shortest or the lowest-cut thing.” But being pregnant has change Alba’s everyday style. “I feel like I’m more feminine. Where I usually wear jeans, a T-shirt, and sneakers, that

doesn’t work at all being pregnant. I’m probably a little more edgy in my day-to-day when I’m not pregnant. Usually I like to wear a lot of men’s clothes and mix it up, but now I just tend to wear dresses.” Despite being practically a permanent fixture on Maxim’s Hot 100 list and having been FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World for 2007, Alba is much more interested in impressing her younger audience than her admiring male fans. “I never put myself in those magazines; they put me in them,” she says. “I never really cared about it, to be honest.” Instead, she reserves her enthusiasm for her recent Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Favorite Movie Actress Award. “I love kids! I’ve always loved kids, and I’ve chosen to be in movies like Fantastic Four, where I’m playing a superhero and I get to become that for them. It’s great to be this iconic figure that’s not Barbie or Bratz, but strong and opinionated and sensitive and maternal.” But if you’re casting Fantastic Four XV, leave her kids out of it. Alba’s been in front of a camera since she was a child and had her first steady gig, on Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack, when she was only 13, but would she want her own child to go into show business? “No! Hell, no! Absolutely not,” she says. “The life that I had, it was for a reason. There was nothing else for me to do. There was something that I saw at a very young age, and there was a reason why I made such a bold decision early on. My kids are going to grow up really differently, with a lot more opportunities, especially educational opportunities and a different kind of financial stability that I just didn’t have. “I’m going to push school and art. If they decide at the end of the day that they want to be in the business, then they’ll just be that much more rich in culture and knowledge and prepared to really do something that’s significant instead of, ‘Oh, I’m just doing it because my mom and dad are doing it.’” Not that following in Alba’s footsteps would be a bad thing. Glamorous and down-to-earth, serious and funny, adults love her, but so do their kids— why, she could probably even get them to eat their Brussels sprouts. G

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Sonia Rykiel lavender SONIA RYKIEL Mousseline silk dress $6385, Sonia Rykiel New York boutique, 212-396-3060, Lanvin black Peep-toe Slingback Pump price upon request, Lanvin.com

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Amanda WakelEy Graphite layered silk chiffon kimono sleeve dress, $1655, awakeley.com Alexis Bittar Gold Bangle with Circular gold studs Alexis Bittar Gold Large Cuff w Jeweled rhinestone clasp Alexis Bittar Gold Cuff with flower clasp, prices upon request, alexisbittar.com Heavenly Sinful Jewels 18K White Gold Amythyst And Diamonds ring, From The PURE Collection PRICE UPON REQUEST, Siera Jewelry, 213-623-6370 heavenlysinfuljewels.com

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Sonia Rykiel feather bolero, $4310, Sonia Rykiel boutique, New york, 212-396-3060 Harry winston 11.84 ct Diamond Winston Cluster Crescent Brooch worn in hair, $105,000 Harry Winston Beverly Hills Salon, Rodeo Dr, 800-988-4110

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Isabella Oliver creme jersey Grecian gown Lanvin Light Wooden Ball Ribbon Necklaces

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THE SWEEt escape




Photography: PaulSchefz.com Stylist: ATerrazas.com Assistant Stylist: TINA HOFFSTETTER Makeup: DAWN SHAND JOHNSON / dawnshandjohnson.com Hair: CORI BARDO / CelestineAgency.com Models: STEFANIE WOOD / NEXT model management HEATHER EASTER / LA Models Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI Motorhome and Limousine services provided by A Selective Limo - aselectivelimo.com

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Pack light and escape in the new Mercedes-Benz SL63. Its 517 horses could jet you from LA to the desert in under an hour. Let’s see those nasty paparazzi keep up with you now.

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Heather easter in ANDREW GN BEADED BLOUSE, $1995, NEIMAN MARCUS, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-550-5900

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ERES Penny swimsuit, $490, ERES Boutique, BEVERLY HILLS, 310-246-1008 Alexander McQueen belt, $595, Madison, 310-273-4787

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ERES covered rings swimsuit, $244, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Tito Pedrini “Artigli Goccia� earrings, $9200, titopedrini.com Fendi, caged metal heel shoe, price upon request, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888

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(LEFT) Dolce & Gabbana halter dress, $4895, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 BVlgari THEME 18k gold and mother of pearl necklace, $29,700, BVlgari, 1-800-BULGARI, bVlgari.com Jimmy Choo slingback platform shoe, $775, Madison, Beverly Hills 310-273-4787

(RIGHT) Agent Provocateur Erika leopard print bathing suit top, $160, bottom, $100, agentprovocateur.com St. John tiger batik cover-up, $330, St. John boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-858-1116 Christian LoUboutin shoe, $860, Saks Fifth Avenue,Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Sexton mirrored glass ring, price upon request, Parisa & Co., 323-938-7300, parisastyle.com

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Moschino cotton sleeveless dress, $1009, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Lanvin gold wooden platform shoe, $700, Madison, 310-273-4787

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Moschino bowtie SWIMSUIT, price upon request, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400; Tito Pedrini “Grande” rock crystal ring, $4600 at titopedrini.com

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Chloe swimsuit, $315, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Baccarat rock mantic occitane opal, crystal, and moonstones long necklace, limited edition of 100, $2025, 800-777-0100, baccarat.com

editor’s picks

This summer I’m in the mood for shades of green and white…and a touch of leopard prints. And, of course, I can’t forget my jewels! – Samia Arslane

John Hardy Cinta Collection 18K green gold ring, $12,000, by special order, 888-838-3022, johnhardy.com

Tuleh Couture leopard print blouse, $1095, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

Franco Kaufman white wide-leg pant, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

John Hardy Kawung silver circle full charm necklace, $1595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Newport Beach, 949-759-1900, neimanmarcus.com

Trina Turk bandeau bikini top in pink marisol print, $103; Trina Turk buckle side surf hipster in pink marisol print, $95, TrinaTurk, LA, 323-651-1382, trinaturk.com

Koi Suwannagate cotton Patricia dress with shoulder draping and hand-braided belt, $810, Fred Segal Flair, Santa Monica, 310-4517178; Post26, Brentwood, 310-451-0950; barneys.com

Patek Philippe Star Caliber 2000 watch originally sold in sets of 4 (rose, yellow, white gold and platinum), price upon request, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880; patek.com.

Tod’s patent leather tote, $1550, Tod’s, Rodeo Drive, 310-285-0591

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Katherine Shano greenemerald and diamond flower earrings in 18K white gold, $450, shanodesigns.com

Leona Edmiston Goldie blue/green mosaic print cotton sundress, $375, Leona Edmiston, Sunset Blvd, 310-855-9121




You’ll find the latest Italian and American designer fashion at M’attias like: Class by Roberto Cavalli, Cosabella, Fuzzi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Isabella De Pedro, Betsy Johnson, Mandalay, Twin Set, Nicole Miller, Parasuco, Rodika Zanin, Vera Wang, Vitamina, Zelda, and more. No wonder stylish women and Hollywood celebs from all over come to shop at M’ATTIAS 1403 Montana Ave., Santa Monica 90403 (310) 576-4711 Open 7 days, Hours: 10-6.

editor at large’S pickS Get out there and enjoy the summer! —George Blodwell

It feels so good to be alive and to relish all the wonder around me! Summer’s here, and it’s time to enjoy beach picnics, lying by the pool, sailing, garden parties, traveling with friends and loved ones, and even—dare I say it—getting a bit of color on our bods. As I flit about our wonderful city looking for the latest and greatest in style and fashion, I’m delighted to hear from cognoscente just how much they love Genlux. It is, after all, the only exclusively fashion and beauty magazine to come out of Southern California. For this issue I’ve chosen a few hot items worthy of your attention. –George Blodwell Peace Monocle Magnifier. Around Oscar time I could be spotted proudly wearing my peace symbol magnifying monocle. In fact, it’s been a blessing because my reading glasses frequently elude me, and with this peace piece around my neck I can quickly see who’s calling my cell, or read the menu at my favorite trattoria without the dismay of realizing that my glasses are in my car or at home on the desk. It’s great to be stopped by all the kids saying they love my peace sign. Hyperbaric Chambers. Recently I escorted one of my friends to a Santa Monica skin clinic where the doctor was enthusiastic to offer his hyperbaric post-procedure, raving about its ability to accelerate the healing process. Wanting to find out more, I visited Global Hyperbaric in Beverly Hills. After my first treatment, my skin looked better—practically glowing. And my sleep had improved. The second or third time around my allergies actually disappeared! Of course, I’m not the only one privy to this treatment; I personally know two superstars who are chambering with amazing results. The chamber can even be brought to your home, office, or movie set.

Magnifying Peace Monocle, $65, LA Eyeworks, 323-653-8255 Dominique Cohen rings, prices upon request, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, $150 per hour, Beverly Hills, 310-622-2525, globalhyperbaric.com

Dominique Cohen

Kissable Couture lip gloss, $22, Apothia at Fred Segal, 323-6510239; kissablecouture.com

Kissable Couture is a lipstick created by the lovely Keisha Whitaker, wife of Oscar winner Forest. Keisha is gorgeous and exudes style and beauty. I heard about the new lipstick when I recently worked with her on a fashion photo shoot. I asked some of my actress friends to try it and report back. As I expected, the reviews were very enthusiastic—with remarks such as “how clever” and “great stuff.”

Kissable Couture.

Do you have enough space in your closets? If not, you should check out these amazing colorful hangers. They’re super-slim, with a durable non-slip coating, and are guaranteed to let you fit more in your closet. And your kids will love the kids’ sizes, too.


Whether you’re jetting about, or just snuggling at home, you should know about these travel essentials which include luxurious cashmere blanket, slippers, and mask in great colors. The hand of this fabric is so soft, you’ll almost fall asleep just touching it. Enjoy!

Cashmere Blanket, Slipper, Mask.

For Father’s Day: Amazon Leasing

2005 Ferrari F430 Spider F1, price upon request, Amazon Leasing, 877-453-2738, amazonleasing.com

For the man who has it all, I present the stopand-stare cars from Amazon Leasing. They will finance your lease and offer cars that will make his toes curl in delight, they have some amazing choices. Gold & Wood Moon sunglasses, $1000, Ilori, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634, ilori.com

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White + Warren cashmere set, $350, whiteandwarren.com Huggable Hangers, 36-piece set, $30, huggablehangers.com

I want to let you know about a special jeweler named Dominique Cohen, who creates such beauties that I find myself at a loss for words. Dominique’s talent and taste speak for themselves. You’ll definitely find something of hers to love.

Accessory editor’s picks

Summer is here! Time for ice-cream colored accessories in shades of yellow and green. —Elizabeth Saab Hearts on Fire Repertoire white gold 1.2ct diamond earring, $8500, Dejaun Jewelers, Sherman Oaks, 818-7833960, heartsonfire.com

Tapeet by Vicini tan leather gladiator flats, $450, Nieman Marcus, Newport Beach, 949-759-1900, giuseppe-zanotti-design.com

Anya Hindmarch tan suede and naplak Perry handbag, $1100, Anya Hindmarch, LA, 310271-9707, anyahindmarch.com

Alberta Ferretti Ice Green Sunglasses, $280, Alberta Ferretti, New York, 212-632-9300, albertaferretti.com

Tod’s nylon and leather travel bag, $1400, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591, tods.com

Roger Vivier Boucle Micro Psyche beaded buckle bag with patent yellow strap, $7300, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Oscar de la Renta open-toe Mary Jane python platform shoe, $1050, Oscar de la Renta, LA, 323-653-0200 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza 5ct sapphire hinged bangle set, price upon request, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, mcldesign.net

Gucci limitededition red bicycle, price upon request, 800-456-7663

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Gucci 8-8-2008 limited-edition Olympics watch, $1415, gucci.com

Sang A woven eel handbag, $2156, Satine, LA, 323-6550426, sanga.com


Traveling is lovely, but it can be stressful, too. Here are some indulgent products to keep you refreshed and relaxed while you’re on the go. – Dawn Shand Johnson

Soybeam Candles blend sustainability with a simple and pleasing modern aesthetic, containing certified-organic ingredients, GMO-free soy wax, and pure cotton wicks, and using recycled and biodegradable packing; they’re sure to make any hotel suite feel like home. $44, soybeamscents.com Astara Green Papaya Nutrient Mask is a luscious blend of exotic fruits and antioxidants—perfect after a long day of sightseeing. $41, astaraskincare. com; skinstore.com

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Body Lotion with organic fairly traded Moroccan Argan oil. A readily absorbed lotion, it’s perfect for travel and packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids. $35, Kiehl’s, LA, 323-965-0569; Beverly Hills, 310-860-0028

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Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray has a fresh lemon verbena scent and uses natural rice, oat, and tapioca starches to cleanse the hair; it’s ideal for freshening up while on the go. $21, Nordstrom, South Bay Galleria, 310-542-9440; sephora.com

Joshi’s Holistic Skincare Gentle Exfoliating Scrub contains grape-seed oil, shea butter, and vitamin E and is scented with rosemary essential oil. $35, spacenk.com

Juice Beauty Green Apple Hydration Mask for Face & Neck brightens, hydrates, and replenishes. $35, Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360; sephora.com

Organic Apoteke Body Hydrate Oil in Sicilian Orange & Mandarin is light and refreshing and doubles as massage oil. $46.95, Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509

Natural Bissé Oxygen Cream nourishes skin with oxygen and water—just the kind of hydration your face needs while you travel. $77, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400; blissworld.com A Taste of Heaven by Killian Absinthe Verte is new from the Killian fragrance collection created by the grandson of the founder of the LVMH Group (passionate about perfumery, he has trained with some of the top fragrance houses). $225 a bottle, $115 for refills; apothia.com; luckyscent.com

Rodial Glam Wipes are perfect for cleansing, whether you’re on the plane or in the town car; plus, they’re paraben-free. 25 for $19, blissworld.com; Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509

Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub is rich with antioxidants. $75, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; jomalone.com

Fortunately, you don’t have to travel across oceans or time to enjoy these treasures.

“Does for your body what a gentle Hawaiian breeze does for your soul...On the islands, beautiful skin comes naturally because of the rich botanical ingredients harvested from the aina (land). You’ll discover it through the time-honored skin care traditions passed down from generation to generation. I look forward to providing you with the best products that Pure Hapa can offer. I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact me about your experience with my products.” Mahalo, Nadyne Kealaokopono Kim-Orona, Founder   Instructions For Use: All you have to do is open this box.  Inside you’ll find our Hapalicous Body Wash, Hanalei Sugarcane Body Scrub, Haupia Orange Soufflé Body Cream, a bamboo mitt glove and a lightly scented travel candle to complete your luxurious, spa-like experience. www.purehapa.com

EXPERT OPINION:health&wellness


Supplements, $39.95. Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509

Los Angeles stands for healthy living. It’s where you’ll find the latest nutritional offerings and the hottest workouts that reflect our wellness-focused lifestyle. Here are some of the best. À votre santé! – ANASTASIA

“At Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, it is our goal to stimulate the body’s own selfhealing capacity through a proactive and holistic approach to health and healing, with homeopathic remedies made according to anthroposophic principles that help the body to restore and maintain health,”

says Mirran Raphaely, CEO, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.

Activate drinks

Nude Skincare, is introducing a new $70–$108, Barneys line of supplements blended to nour- New York, Beverly ish, hydrate, detoxify, and defend. De- Hills, 310-276-4400, signed to help your skin while benefitbarneys.com ing the whole body, the supplements aim to improve cell-membrane flexibility and function—and they’re free of artificial colors and flavors. Nude Skincare

Dr. Hauschka’s Holistic Home Remedies: Line includes Ouch! Aid Arnica Compress for sprains, strains, and bruises; Calendula Wound Cleanser; Agropyron Cold Relief; Nicotiana Cramp Relief; Borage Varicose Vein Relief; and Apis Belladonna Sore Throat Relief. $14–$20, drhauschka.com; beautyhabit.com

Kettlebell is fast becoming a favorite workout for trainers and

stars alike. Celebrity trainer, Nike fitness professional, and kettlebell devotee Missy Beaver explains:

“The kettlebell is the ultimate cardiovascular conditioning tool. You can do the workout anywhere—inside, outside. It makes you strong anywhere, anytime…It’s like an extreme handheld gym. The workout can be as short as 10 minutes, with more results than an hour in the gym. A person would have to take up yoga, power lifting, gymnastics, running, and many other things to even remotely imitate the benefits of kettlebell training. The kettlebell is known for helping The first session is free, and subsequent sessions create long, lean are $25 each; sets of 10 can be purchased for muscle and mutant$200. Private training is also offered. misfitla.com like strength.” are vitamin-enhanced like numerous fortified beverages—but they have a secret.

“Since vitamins and other healthful ingredients deteriorate sitting in water, this new design was introduced to help the vitamins keep their potency over time. Activate offers a superior delivery system because the ingredients are ‘hid in the lid,’” explains co-founder Anders Eisner. Activate beverages are free of preservatives and

have almost no calories. Flavors include Immunity, Vitamin, Antioxidant, and Energy. Not surprisingly, the benefits aren’t lost on Hollywood: Famous fans include Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Alba.

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SuperFoods RX,

which embraces real food as the most powerful medicine, is launching at Studio at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, with dark chocolate with omega-3s, daily-dose supplements, and a new skin serum. Chocolate, $5.95, “You can boost your Studio at Fred Segal, skin’s natural SPF 310-394-8509

and hydration— and blood flow to the skin—with nutrientdense foods,” says Steven Pratt, M.D., co-author of SuperFoods RX. “Even better, evidence is in that we can prevent the onset of wrinkles by choosing highimpact foods with the most anti-aging micronutrients. Technology now allows us to deliver many of these micronutrients $69.95, through the skin, Serum, Studio at Fred Segal, and consumers 310-394-8509 want to embrace everything that is pure, natural, and familiar, like whole foods. We can deliver results.”

Activate, $2.99, Famima, Santa Monica, 310-393-2486; activatedrinks.com




By now, everyone knows how important it is to stay out of the sun, but a healthy glow still goes with every outfit. Here are some great ideas about how to look like you’ve been soaking up the summer sun. – Dawn Shand Johnson Founded by Susie Hatton, Santa Monica’s Chocolate Sun is a natural, organic, sunless tanning salon. For those who want to avoid chemicals and the odors that go with them but still want a sunless golden glow, this is the place. You can even have your tanning solution custom-blended with all-natural essential oils. In addition, Hatton and her partner in the business, Kimmy Worley, have created a natural and organic product line called Flowers that is also sold at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel’s new Spa Luce. Fullbody tan, $55; packages are available. Chocolate Sun, 204 Bicknell Ave, Santa Monica, 90405, 310-450-3075, chocolatesun.net During the month of July, Chocolate Sun will offer Genlux readers a half-price discount on their tanning services. Just bring in this article! Lancome Flash Great at-home products to extend Bronzer Airbrush, a tan or give you a warm glow: $28, sephora.com $26, Sephora, Santa Monica, 310-395-3460, sephora.com

Benefit Talk to the Tan Bronze Facial Tint—“for instant tanification”— stays on until you wash it off.

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tanner. Great for extending a tan. Face, $30; Body, $30; Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211 LA-based Sunset Tan and Beverly Hills–based Infinity have teamed up to provide mobile airbrush tanning services. Infinity has a unique airbrush-spray system and offers custom option anti-aging tanning treatments; you can go lighter or darker, or just add shimmer. The company’s products are designed to prepare, Veronique Munro, replenish, and hydrate the skin for a longCEO, Infinity Sun, lasting tan. The treatment only takes Devin Haman, about five minutes and lasts 7 to 14 days. co-founder/owner, Additionally, Infinity Sun’s airbrush tans Jeff Bozz cowill soon be offered at all Sunset Tan founder/owner locations. Mobile services, $150; for appointment, go to sunsettanning. com or contact


ModelCo Tan SelfTanning Glove, $28, beautyhabit.com

Sunset Tan Studio City at 818-7618262 or Sunset Tan Venice at 310-


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Cellulite can be your worst enemy, especially during bathing-suit season. While there are no magical cures, increasing circulation to the affected areas by using a body scrub can help to decrease cellulite’s unsightly appearance. Plus, exfoliating with a body scrub is a must before applying self-tanner, as it helps to even out the color of the product, resulting in a natural all-over glow. Do double duty with these sweet-smelling body scrubs. Thom Fleming Mochanilla Body Scrub contains pure Dead Sea salts and pure vitamins. $28, Avalon Hotel, 310-277-5221; thomflemingskincare.com

Dr. Forouzanpour on Cellulite

The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath the skin. 90% of post-adolescent women go on to develop cellulite. The causes of cellulite are poorly understood and could possibly be due to heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, age, race, hormonal factors, diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. There aren’t any miracle products, treatments, or medicines that can make it go away; however, eating a healthy diet and keeping muscles toned by regularly exercising to reduce body fat seem like reasonable approaches to keeping the body as taut and smooth as it can be. While the FDA has approved massage and combined laser/massage therapies, these costly and time-consuming treatments are approved only for a temporary decrease in the appearance of cellulite and require ongoing treatments to maintain any effect. —Dr. Forouzanpour, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group, 8500

Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1020, Beverly Hills, 310-360-0504, perfectself.com Sircuit Skin Soleil Firming Self Bronzer blends perfectly on the skin and is free of artificial colors, fragrances, and preservatives.

Too Faced Tanning Bed in a Tube, $22.50, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230; toofaced.com SpaAddicts.com and SpaTube.tv founder and CEO Mary Blackmon’s tanning tips:

Sircuit Skin Soleil Firming Self Bronzer, $48, sircuitskin.com

Exfoliate: “For optimal results, exfoliate your skin before spray-tanning or self-tanning.” Moisturize: “Moisturizing is key prior to tanning! Always remember to moisturize a bit more on dryer regions, such as elbows, knees, hands, and feet. When choosing a moisturizer, make sure the ingredients are water-based instead of oil-based. Oily moisturizers may inhibit the spray tan or self-tanner from penetrating the skin.” Avoid water: “An important tip for those who spray-tan or self-tan is to avoid getting the skin wet—showering, swimming, even perspiring—for four hours after being sprayed.” A couple of don’ts prior to spray-tanning: “Don’t wear deodorant; don’t wear makeup.”

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Beauty NEWS


HERE’s the latest from the beauty front. – Dawn Shand Johnson

With Taaz.com’s Virtual Makeover, you can upload your picture, try out different hair and makeup styles, and get tips and product suggestions based on your desired look. Other features include a shopping list of products you liked, articles, trends, features, and tutorials. taaz.com

Jennifer Flavin Stallone has launched S.I. Color, a new mineral makeup line with a great selection of colors, for Seriesse, her already wellestablished skincare line. $16– $33, seriesse.com

Canyon Ranch Spa products are now available outside the spa. The full skincare line is rich with antioxidants and includes

For the man in your life: Upscale men’s skincare brand Alford & Hoff, one of the first luxury gentlemen’s skincare collections, is launching at Neiman Marcus. The brand’s products feature a blend of amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins designed to combat the effects of aging. $32–$155, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

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The original mineral makeup line, Bare Escentuals, is opening three new freestanding stores this summer: in Glendale at The Americana at Brand, 233 South Brand, 818-2426062; Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego; and 7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, 619-692-3695; bareescentuals.com

products for all skin types. $40–$150, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714540-3233; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

CHANEL is launching its Robertson Boulevard limited-edition nail color collection, designed by new CHANEL Makeup global creative director Peter Philips to celebrate the opening of the company’s new Robertson boutique. The colors are named after their inspirations: the Spirit of Robertson, Melrose, Rodeo Drive, LA Sunrise, and LA Sunset. Available May 30. CHANEL, 125 N. Robertson Blvd, chanel.com

Bobbi Brown now offers custom palettes for eye shadow and blush; you can buy an empty palette and customize it with the colors that are right for you. Empty palette, $10, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-9302230; bobbibrown.com

In May, Kiehl’s opened a new freestanding store at Glendale’s über-development The Americana at Brand, complete with door-to-door service for Americana residents during business hours. The interior stays true to Kiehl’s long-term commitment to the environment, with natural, sustainable materials and energy-efficient light fixtures. The store also features a “testing hub,” generous sampling, and the firm’s trybefore-you-buy program. Kiehl’s Glendale, The Americana at Brand, 818-553-1955, kiehls-usa.com

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New nontoxic nail salon Recess has the eco-conscious Los Angeles consumer in mind. This hand and nail spa has thought of everything, right down to bamboo towels. It even offers a happy hour with complimentary organic libations, and it won’t break the bank; prices range from $15 to $60, depending on the service. Recess, 8408b Beverly Blvd, 323-782-9919, recess-la.com

accessory access: figure 8


Modernchic takes on North Carolina.

Barbie Rocks by Layna and Alan Friedman 18K yellow gold pendant with round brilliant diamond, $1095, Alan Friedman, Beverly Hills, 310-278-4944

A. Kurtz Pilot sunglasses, $200, Lemon Rags, Studio City, 818760-0101, lemonrags.com

Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard platinum studs, $1550, Tiffany, Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880, tiffany.com

Agent Provocateur Vicky swimsuit, top, $115, bottom, $100, Agent Provocateur, LA, 323-653-0229, agentprovocateur.com

Rafe Rangoon Morgan floral jacquard frame clutch, $225, rafe.com Bally Barth soft leather ballerina flat, $295, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310

BCBG Phoebe patent leather round toe pump, $240, BCBG Max Azria, LA, 310-860-9690, bcbg.com

Pomellato 18k rose gold slim link Victoria necklace with jet t-bar clasp, $8990, Pomellato, New York, 800-254-6020

Catherine Malandrino leather and pony clutch, $945, Catherine Malandrino, LA, 310-360-1037

Smythson Azur leather travel clutch, $605, Smythson, Beverly Hills, 310-550-1901 Ebel lady Beluga mini stainless steel and diamond watch, price upon request, David Orgell, Beverly Hills, 310-273-6660 Joy O 18K gold vermeil bangles, $198, Studio 3579, San Francisco, 415626-2533; joyodesigns.com

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Anya Hindmarch Pablo travel bag, $595, Anya Hindmarch, Los Angeles, 310-271-9707, anyahindmarch.com

Salvatore Ferragamo patent ballet flat, $395, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 800-822-1956

Accessory Access: porto cervo


Goyard Etoile blanche travel case, price upon request, Goyard, San Francisco, 415-398-1110

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch in 18K rose gold with alligator strap, $17,300, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-0903,cartier.com Bruno Frisoni leather sandal, $605, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Eight Centuries 18k Gold Katarina Elisabetta Wave rings, prices upon request, Eight Centuries, 214-219-5156, eightcenturies.com

Missoni multicolor stripes swimsuits, $448, missoni.it

Nancy Gonzalez lavender crocodile Tailored tote with top handle and detachable strap, $3600, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Goyard Croisiere canvas bag, price upon request, Goyard, San Francisco, 415398-1110

Cartier Trinity de Cartier bracelet with diamonds set in 18K white gold with 18K yellow gold, and 18K pink gold, $35,100, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-2750903, cartier.com

Oliver Peoples Sofiane sunglasses, $390, Fred Segal Eyes, Santa Monica, 310-394-1875

Jimmy Choo Bari crocodile jet set handbag with rabbit fur blanket inside, $30,000, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com

Chanel metal and glasstone belt, $4385, Chanel Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

Smythson Mara jewel box, $1545, Smythson, Beverly Hills, 310-5501901, smythson.com

Hermes suede goat skin Quito sandal, $770, Hermes, Beverly Hills, 310-278-0890

Tod’s leather Bilbao loafer, $375, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591, tods.com

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Hermès leather belt with metal Quizz buckle, $640, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-0890

Jennifer Fisher double snake cuff18k gold with white diamonds, $6500, jenniferfishernyc.com, 212-625-2380

Lulu Guinness leather vanity case, $395, luluguinness.com

Gucci limited edition black patent and red suede sneaker with gold water snake logo detail, price upon request, 800-456-7663

Hermès silk scarf with leather Ligne Silkypop bag, $960, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-0890 Tiffany Novo, 25.27ct fancy intense yellow diamond set in platinum and 18k gold, price upon request, Tiffany, Beverly Hills, 310273-8880

Jimmy Choo Azara green elaphe sandal with gold hardware, $1050, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-8609045, jimmychoo.com

Bvlgari sunglasses, $430, Ilori Luxury Sunglass Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634

Louis Vuitton Alzer canvas luggage, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-8590457

Hearts on Fire Effervescence cuff 32cts set in white gold, $300,000, Dejaun Jewelers, Sherman Oaks, 818-783-3960

Jimmy Choo Bari pony handbag with crocodile detail, $5395, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com Missoni lace swimsuit, $410, missoni.it

Prada, limited edition pink nylon bag, $660, Prada, Honolulu, 808-949-2868

Bally Egliton patent ostrich heel, $950, Bally, South Coast Plaza, 714-557-1914, bally.com

David Webb 18k yellow gold platinum and diamond black enamel bracelet, $37,800, David Webb, Beverly Hills, 310-858-8006, davidwebb.com Gucci yellow croc hobo with metal crest detail, $37,500, select Gucci stores nationwide, 800-456-7663, gucci.com

Accessory Access: bodrum


Prada deerskin shoe with fairy print detail, price upon request, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661

Oceanaut Cortez 18k gold limited edition watch, $14,500, Nordstrom, LA, 323-930-2230

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Accessory Access: azulik

gENLUXshop Bruno Frisoni straw grosgrain platform sandal, $995, vivre.com

Libertas Foxy T-strap leather and snakeskin sandal, $165, Hands On, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0137, libertasdesigns.com

Modo for Netjets Tango sunglasses, $325, modo.com

Temperly London Theodora handbag, $1495, Temperly London, Melrose Pl, 323-782-8000

Slane & Slane 18k gold Carnelian and diamond ring, $2300, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Jennifer Fisher organic 18K gold cuff, $5000 each, jenniferfishernyc.com, 212-625-2380

Jessica Hicks earrings, $360, Cami, Manhattan Beach, 310-545-2264

Markuh long smoky quartz necklace, $285, My Closet, LA, 323-906-1427, markuh.com

Jimmy Choo Saba nappa leather handbag with bangles, $3050, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com

Gevril limited edition stainless steel handmade Avenue of Americas watch white mother of pearl and sapphire crystal on Louisiana crocodile leather strap, $8995, gevril.com

Anya Hindmarch metallic gold Woody wedge, $545, Anya Hindmarch, anyahindmarch.com

Jill Stuart lamb leather Felicity bag with patent trim, $495, Bloomingdale’s, LA, 310-360-2700, jillstuart.com

Ruehl No. 925 extra-large Elenore leather bag, $368, Ruehl No. 925, 818-712-9460

Goldenbleu Skylar patent gladiator sandal, $450, goldenbleu.com

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Maloles Alvina thong sandal, $365, Coclico, New York, 212-965-5462

Accessory Access: ROCk&Lock

gENLUXshop a cause you can lock onto. Cartier joins forces with musicindustry stars like Fergie, Janet Jackson, and Good Charlotte to help raise funds for worthy charities. – francesca day Faith Hill, Eva Mendes, and Rachel Weisz wearing their LoveCharity bracelets. Julianne Moore

Cartier is rolling out its third annual LoveDay festivities to the sound of music on June 19, with guest DJs spinning in its boutiques in all major U.S. cities, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Beverly Hills; a fresh set of LoveCharity bracelet ambassadors—each one a music industry heavy-hitter; and of course, the jeweler’s latest line of the charity bracelets. Each bracelet intertwines miniature Love bracelets—one in 18K white gold and another in 18K pink gold—accented with two signature screw motifs, and features a luxurious, knotted-silk cord available in a variety of colors, each supporting a different philanthropic cause. A well-known supporter of the arts, Cartier has reached out to eight of the recording industry’s most sought-after talents to represent the new LoveCharity line: Janet Jackson, Fergie, Good Charlotte, Eve, Common, Hilary Duff, Emmy Rossum, and Ashanti. “Cartier is thrilled to have the support of such inspirational celebrities who have joined together to raise awareness for important charitable causes,” says Frederic de Narp, president and CEO, Cartier North America. Cartier aims to surpass last year’s donations as new brand ambassadors join the effort and are eager to make a difference. Over the last two years, Cartier has donated more than $2.24 million to sixteen global charities, including The Art of Elysium, which seeks to enrich the lives of artists and critically ill children. Founder Jennifer Howell sings the praises of Cartier’s Love Charity program: “The 2007 Cartier Love initiative not only helped us reach nearly 20,000 hospitalized children in the greater Los Angeles area, but the money raised from the campaign was designated to the expansion of our self-esteem program for girls, Girl Talk.” This year’s bracelet ambassadors support a wide variety of charities: Janet Jackson’s cause is the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (gunmetal cord), Fergie for The Peapod Foundation (orange), Good Charlotte for The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation (deep-jade-green), Eve for Women in

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LoveCharity bracelets, $995 each, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-0903

Transition (peach), Common for The Common Ground Foundation (khaki), Hilary Duff for Blessing in a Backpack (purple), Emmy Rossum for Susan G. Komen for the Cure (pink), and Ashanti for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (royal blue). “I want to contribute new programs to keep kids looking forward to and focusing on their future,” says Ashanti. “I also want to bring programs that appeal to girls just as much as the guys. I am really excited! It’s so important to instill values and goals in our children early so they want to have a better future filled with opportunities and choices.” Since Cartier introduced the iconic Love bracelet more than thirty years ago, it has become the ultimate symbol of love and commitment to a thriving relationship. In the summer of 1969, a romantic young Cartier designer named Aldo Cipullo conceived the bracelet, insisting that upon its launch, it only be sold to couples. Posh celebrity pairs such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Ali McGraw and Steve McQueen, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra visited Cartier’s Fifth Avenue boutique, where they locked up their love and formally exchanged the tiny screwdrivers that fasten the bracelets. The widespread popularity of the Love bracelet inspired an entire collection, including rings, cufflinks, earrings, and in 2006, the LoveCharity line. During the LoveDay celebration, all bracelet ambassadors who have participated in the LoveCharity initiative since its 2006 launch will have their bracelets available and ready to lock on. Ambassadors from previous years include Sarah Jessica Parker for UNICEF (blue), Eva Mendes for The Art of Elysium (navy), Usher for New Look Foundation (gold), and Rihanna for Believe (sea-foam green), to name a few. For every LoveCharity bracelet sold, $200 will be donated to its corresponding charity. And since there’s plenty of love to go around, 10% of Love collection sales made during the LoveDay celebration will be donated to partnered organizations. LoveCharity bracelets, $995 each, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-0903

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LA’s top celebrity stylists they are the behind-the-scenes style makers, the fashion-forward few who create the best of the redcarpet looks. here are some of la’s finest. – samia arslane

If you could take one of them on vacation with you, who would it be, and why? My clients are all incredible women, so it would be

Emily Blunt, Kim Cattrall, Marcia Cross, Hilary Duff, Maria Bello, and Jewel. I can go on and on. If you could take one of them on vacation with you, who would it be, and why? Jewel,

because she’s my best friend and the one person I trust in this world. Also, we promise each other a vacation, and I never can go. My crazy work schedule… What’s your favorite place to escape to?

My bed with my dogs Peanut and Chico —in Costa Rica. What would you pack? Self-help books, workout clothes, one pair of sneakers, a bunch of cute summer dresses, my diamonds, and of course my Sidekick.

YSL Tribute slingbacks, $660, ysl.com

What three items can’t you leave behind?

My lotions, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, Santa Maria Novella’s Sapone Latte, my six-inch YSL “Tribute” slingbacks, my Tweezerman tweezers (nervous habit—ha ha!). Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion, $4.90, drugstore.com

Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank,

Julie Christie…

Jessica Jessica Paster Paster Who are your clients?

Jimmy Choo Marina bag, $1395, jimmychoo.com

TANYAGill GILL Tanya Who are your clients?

How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Well, I’m

a stylist, so it’s easy: Bring adorable shorts, rompers, summer dresses. I wear sandals during the day and change to heels at night. Actually, I wear heels day to night—yes, even in sand! What shoes do you bring? Hmm… the Miu Miu wooden-heel platform, Steve Madden gladiator sandal, Christian Louboutin rope-wood platform (a steal at $450), John Galliano platforms in pink, and Dries von Noten pumps. What handbags? I have this Jimmy Choo coral leather messenger bag—I love it! What’s your favorite item this season? That’s sooo hard. It’s like asking which puppy I love more! (I love Peanut and Chico the same.) This is really hard. OK, I have to say any piece of jewelry by my friend Lorraine Schwartz.

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hard to choose. I’ve worked the longest with Kate, and I love her English sensibility and humor! Our children could keep each other entertained while we enjoy some well-deserved time off from all her red-carpet appearances! What’s your favorite place to escape to? My pool at home in Los Angeles with my phone nowhere to be seen—and Europe in the summer to see family and old friends. I left my hometown, London, in the nineties, and I have to get my fix of culture and inspiration whenever I can slip away from the crazy pace of celebrity red-carpet dressing! I’m dreaming of more trips to Asia, South America, and Africa, and I’m fascinated with the evolution of Dubai. What do you pack? As little as possible so I have a good excuse to shop! I love searching for unique, special things when I travel. What three items can’t you leave behind? These are my staples: Tom Ford sunglasses, my Pucci sundress, and my gold-flecked straw sun hat. How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Lately I’ve been wearing these fabulous silk dresses by Issa.

My favorites have colorful, graphic florals that are perfect for day or night. I just add accessories, a fun lipstick, a clutch bag, and I’m ready! What shoes do you bring? My Christian Louboutin red espadrilles for day, Roger Vivier gold flats for shopping and museum trips, my Jimmy Choo 120mm bronze crystal sandals for dancing, and Mary Norton jeweled flats for when my feet need a glamorous rest. What handbags? Let’s not forget travel luggage! A very chic Louis Vuitton roll-on that I bought on my last trip to London that matches my vintage set, my Bvlgari huge ivory tote, which is great for the beach, a Roger Vivier white python buckle bag for day, my YSL zebra clutch, and a Judith Leiber vintage gold clutch for evening. What’s your favorite item this season? My Lana Marks red crocodile tote bag that can hold my office! It’s this incredibly chic red color and is the perfect accessory for my new company, Icon Gate, a business venture for everything “red carpet.”

Christian Louboutin Africa Queen wedges, $765, netaporter.com

Mary Norton sandal with Swarovski crystals, $495, Mary Norton, 323-852-1800

They come and go. Last week it was Kimberly Williams; the week before that, I was styling for an international cosmetic campaign, and for Priscilla Presley for Dancing with the Stars. I’m constantly styling Sir Ben Kingsley and his wonderful wife, Daniela Lavender, and I styled Helen Mirren for the Academy Awards.

Jeanne yang Jeanne Yang Who are your clients?

My clients value my discretion, so all I can say is that if you notice anyone who looks really great without ever looking like they’re trying too hard, they might be one of my clients.

If you could take one of them on vacation with you, who would it be, and why? I’ve

had a teacher for 35 years; he was 13 when I met him. He’s my spiritual teacher (to limit his title). To me, he’s the most significant person on the planet. His title is Maharaji, though his given name is Prem Rawat. No one could come close to impressing me like this being. Of course my favorite traveling partner would be my son, James, but if you’re referring to my clients, Annie Lennox would be second. She has a beautiful soul.

If you could take one of them on vacation with you, who would it be, and why? As far as

Kate Somerville Protect SPF 30, with UVA / UVB, $35, katesomerville.com

What’s your favorite place to escape to?

It’s a tie between Tahiti and Hanalei Bay in Kauai, Hawaii. What would you pack? A couple of pairs of drawstring linen pants, a pair of jeans, and a pair of black pants and a few cotton white shirts with my favorite Dior tie for night. I’d take a lightweight black jacket and a few black Ts. Persol sunglasses. What are three items can’t you leave behind? My son. My computer. My credit cards. What are your travel essentials? A bathing suit

from Dolce, some great reading material, like The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Kate Somerville skincare and her wonderful sunblock.

de Grisogono Doppio watch, $54,000, degrisogono.com

How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Black

pants with a beautiful Helmut Lang belt, a white shirt, and my de Grisogono Doppio watch. For a woman client’s day-to-night look, I would have her pack a black dress, some colorful shoes and jazz it up with some nice jewelry or funk it up with some local jewelry with beads and shells! How many pairs of shoes do you bring?

Three or four: black and gray Cesare Paciotti shoes, Ferragamo or Tod’s slip-on loafers, and a nice Italian sandal from D Squared. How many bags or handbags? I bring a nice distressed leather bag by Marc Marmel. He makes these amazing distressed leather numbers. His bags look like they’ve been around a hundred years. David Beckham was running all over Europe with them. Marc Marmel Herman bag, $1265, Antoinette, Santa Barbara, 805-969-1515

Tod’s alligator loafers, $5800, tods.com

Marc Marmel Mini Klondike bag, $995, Antoinette, Santa Barbara, 805-969-1515

whom I would bring on an island, I am so fortunate to really get along with everyone I work with. The intensity of award shows and publicity can strain a relationship, so it’s important that we share a strong friendship and that my client have a great deal of trust in me. Most of my clients are actually some of my dearest friends, so I would have trouble choosing one. What’s your favorite place to escape to? Hawaii, the big island—because it’s a quick flight to escape from civilization. What would you pack? Pucci bikini and scarves. Leonard silk dresses—the wrinkles fall right out. Any Sari Gueron or Isabel Marant dresses or individual pieces; they’re all perfect for dinner dates with my husband. Linen shorts and Ray-Ban aviators. What three items can’t you leave behind? My husband and twin daughters, Zoey and Sydney.



georgeBlodwell blodwell George Who are your clients?

How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you? Amazing dressy shoes, elegant

jewelry, and a great clutch can change a look from day to night, and they don’t take up much space. What shoes do you bring? My Roger Vivier sandals; they’re stylish enough for dinner and can be worn to lunch on the beach. Also, Tod’s loafers; they’re comfortable to travel with and easy to take on and off if traveling commercial through security. What handbags? My YSL Rive Gauche or Costume National shoulder handbag. I need my hands free for my girls and like to look elegant at the same time. What’s your favorite item this season? Hermès’ silk epaulet-shoulder top—it’s classic with a twist and will be always in fashion.

Ray-Ban 18k gold ULTRA Aviators, $285, Ilori Luxury Sunglass Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634

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father’s day gifts

gENLUXshop Ladies, a few ideas and hints on what you should get your man! –George blodwell The White Jacket

For immediate glamour and style, have him throw on a nice white jacket over his T-shirt. Instantly he will look stylish and sophisticated, and dressed for dinner at Cut at the Beverly Wilshire. The Hat

This summer’s must-have is a really cool straw hat. Here are the best from England, Italy, and France available locally at Robertson’s new favorite store, HLNR. The High End Gift Basket

No, these aren’t your ordinary, cheesy gift Baskitz Akhassa baskets. Baskitz brings us the sophisticated baskets that are worthy of your man with good taste. Retreat gift basket, $380, 888-924The Shoe 7336, baskitz.com Check out these new favorite shoes—perfect whether your man is a Connecticut conservative, a poetic dreamer (think Johnny Depp) or even a bohemian musician like Chris Martin.

Oliver Peoples Robert Evans frame, $415, Dan Deutsch Optical, 310-447-8630

The Boxer Briefs

Interesting graphics, comfort, and high quality are just three of the factors that make Bend the Rules the Victoria’s Secret for men. The Watch

A watch is to a man what handbags and shoes are to a woman. The Ritmo Mvndo Persepolis is one that stops traffic. It has three timezones, and a reversible face!

Bend the Rules boxer briefs, $65, H Lorenzo, West Hollywood, 310-659-1432

The Scarf

The sophisticated European man knows the power of a scarf. Well, now Xubaz has created a line of scarves in a variety of colors that go perfectly with the typical LA guy’s jeans-andt-shirt outfit. This one also boasts pockets for any Ritmo Mvndo Persepolis equipment such as cell phone, wallet, $3600, David Orgell, sunglasses, keys, iPod, etc., that you 310-273-6660 can secretly wear around your neck. I love these scarves! Reinhard Plank hat, $335, HLNR, Xubaz sky cotton voile 310-652-0064 scarf, $35, Yogaworks, Santa Monica, 310Anthony Peto hat, 664-6470 $275, HLNR, 310-652-0064 Misa Harada hat, $425, HLNR, 310-652-0064

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Emilio Zegna white cotton and linen jacket, $950, Emilio Zegna, Beverly Hills, 310-2478827, zegna.com

Paul Van Haagen shoe, $609, HLNR., 310-652-0064

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J C L i m o u s i n e S e rv i c e We’ll drive.sm 310-621-5339 jayc e el imo.c om L ow rates . Airp or t p ickup and drop off. Shopp ing trips . R e d car p et e vents .

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Trina Turk buckle-front halter in periwinkle, $81; Trina Turk buckle-side hipster in periwinkle, $71, Trina Turk, LA, 323-651-1382, trinaturk.com

Trina Turk bamboo forest print hat, $118, Trina Turk, LA, 323-651-1382, trinaturk.com.

Versace Symbolism sunglasses, $220, Sunglass Hut, Beverly Hills, 212-880-5224, sunglasshut.com

Tara Matthews red triangle bikini with beaded Ikat shaped sequin beads, $400, netaporter.com

Rene Caovilla black leather sandals with silver Swarovski crystals, $995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Anna Bogren Noir bikini top with Swarovski center ring, $350; Anna Bogren Noir bikini bottom with decorative Swarovski rings on both sides, $350, 310-869-3824, annabogren.com

Belusso panarea with 14K gold sea fan, $298, Portofino Sun Center and Spa, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8855

Recyclicious Muy vintage scarf headband, $39, Leona Edmiston, West Hollywood, 310-245-2427

Belusso panarea with 14K rose gold ovals, $298, Portofino Sun Center and Spa, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8855

Tooshie beige bikini with fringed trim on briefs, $515, netaporter.comw

Rene Caovilla platinum leather big basket bag, special order, Rene Caovilla, Beverly Hills, 310-3850879, renecaovilla-usa.com.

Anna Bogren Pieces of Gold handmade bikini top with Swarovski crystals, $350, annabogren.com

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Anna Bogren Pieces of Gold handmade bikini bottom, $350, 310-869-3824, annabogren.com

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Closet Desires: ON SAFARI


Fabrizio Gianni sleeveless funnel-neck jersey leopard print top, $100, Gloria’s, LA, 310-476-9330; Selvaggio, OC, 949-759-8020, fabrizio-gianni.com

Nicole Miller short sleeve top and tan shorts, price upon request, Nicole Miller, West Hollywood, 310-6521629; nicolemiller.com

Roberto Cavalli leopard-print short, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

John Hardy 18K yellow gold Kawung Tassel pendant, $4850, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Newport Beach, 949-759-1900, neimanmarcus.com

Ella Zahlan “Ella in Wonderland” leopard print gown, $12,000, PRB, 323-931-9300 Class by Roberto Cavalli leopard-print dress, $880, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

Nicole Miller high waisted pleated skirt, upon request, Nicole Miller, West Hollywood,310-652-1629; La Jolla, 858-454-3434, nicolemiller.com

Darby scott metallic python pochette with moonstone cabochons, $1600, darbyscott.com

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Stella McCartney wide-leg pant, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Closet Desires: ON SAFARI


Dolce&Gabbana mastic dress with belt, $1750, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Ziordia Yasmaire wooden beaded hobo-diagonal, $695, Kitson, LA, 310-859-2652; zordia.zom

Addore belt, $218, addore.com

Sunner beige safari shirt, $215, Tryst, Studio City, 818-285-7978

Zac Pozen cropped jacket with eyelet details, $1400; Zac Pozen knee-length skirt with eyelet details on the bottom, $800, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Single linen walking short, $128, Angie’s Boutique on Melrose, LA, 323-933-2726

Torn by Ronny Kobo tiger tank, $68, Cusp, LA, 310-552-0300, cusp.com

Single open-back baby doll top with ruffle, $158, Angie’s Boutique on Melrose, LA, 323-933-2726

Fabrizio Gianni side-zip cotton stretch Bermudas, $163, Alley, LA, 323-655-1357

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closet desires:stripes all over


Dream Society black and emerald striped city dress, $290, American Rag Cie, LA, 323-935-3154; Newport Beach, 949-760-1510 Anna Sui block stripe on crêpe de chine button-front blouse, $341; Anna Sui block stripe on crêpe de chine high-waist skirt, $345, annasui.com

CHANEL red/ ecru striped jacket, $3580; navy blue crepe de chine top, $1310, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310278-5500

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Richard Ruiz ruffle cami tank, $207, revolveclothing.com

Miss Me stripe bow blouse, $69, Wasteland, Santa Monica, 310-395-2620; missme.com

Tracy Reese ivory-and-ebony mesh stripe demisheer dress with ruffled tulle detachable slip, $385, netaporter.com

Leona Edmiston Fern fitted cotton canvas stripe frock, $425, Leona Edmiston, Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-855-9121

Joe’s striped Bermuda shorts, $152, poesjeans.com/shop

JVL Los Angeles cap-sleeved mini dress, $95, Belle De Jour, Beverly Hills, 310-659-7486; jvllosangeles.com

Paradyz Couture stripe dress, $310, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

Chris Benz multicolor stripe v-top, $295, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Betsey Johnson blue dress with white spots, $298, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz Optic Dot sundress, $225, A.B.S., Santa Monica, 310-393-8770, absstyle.com

Oscar de la Renta black tulle dress with white polka dots, $8590, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Monique Lhuillier gray and white dot print taffeta asymmetric pleated cocktail dress with self belt, $4200, Monique Lhuillier Boutique, Melrose Place, 323-655-1088

closet desires: seeing spots

Leona Edmiston Fran jersey tea-length frock in green spot, $465, Leona Edmiston, West Hollywood, 310-855-9121

Valentino polka-dot trench coat, $4450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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head to toe: come fly with me


Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison’s new book, Party Confidential: New Etiquette for Fabulous Entertaining, $24.95, amazon.com

M2Design by Mary Margrill 14K sterling silver flora happiness pavé token necklace, $875, Sparkle at Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 323-655-3734; Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, 800-395-1036, neimanmarcus.com

Titan X2 4W Flash ultra-light luggage in fuchsia, $625, Bloomingdale’s, Century City, 310-772-2100; Rooten’s Luggage, Irvine, 949-2500774; titanluggage.com

BRM women’s GP40, 280 diamonds, white alligator strap, auto chromo, ETA Valjoux 7753 movement, $38,500, Feldmar Watch Center, LA, 310-274-8016

Janice Levin fuchsia tucked tube dress, $317, Poleci, West Hollywood, 310-278-7058, poleci.com

Roger Vivier Flora silver mirror peep toe flat with rose detail, $695, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; rogervivier.com

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Sam Lher 18K white gold ring with blue tourmaline stone and 1.65ct diamonds, $33,000, 917-254-5886

Bez Ambar 18K 9.5ct blaze quartet bracelet, $33,000, Nathan Alan, Costa Mesa, 714-545-8337; bezambar.com

Katherine Kwei Donna snakeskin tote, $1790, Harlow, Costa Mesa, 714-966-6616; katherinekwei.com

Rafe Saigon Penelope capri sandal, $220, rafe.com

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Fendi yellow dress, $1340, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

Leona Edmiston Mallory strapless chain print jersey frock, $545, Leona Edmiston, Sunset Blvd, 310-855-9121 Oliver Peoples Isla 18K gold and diamonds on each side sunglasses, $2500, Ilori Luxury Sunglass Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634

Isharya marigold yellow chalcedony oval rosewood cuff, $357, Jennifer Kaufman, LA, 310-854-1058; isharya.com

JT UL dark brown buffalo trimmed in red buffalo tote, $2495, jtitalia.com

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Rene Caovilla multicolor jeweled flat, $1150, Rene Caovilla, Beverly Hills, 310-385-0879, renecaovilla-usa.com

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Made Her Think black roses and talons necklace, $264, madeherthink.com

CHANEL resin cuff bracelet, price upon request, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

what are you buying?

Genlux’s Shannon L. Bowen discusses all things shopping with the chic women behind some of LA’s top restaurants. WHO: Cindy

Choi, marketing manager, Chaya & Associates (Chaya & M Café restaurants), Beverly Hills SHOPPER ID: My style is very versatile, and I love mixing vintage with a modern twist. I usually know what I want when I go shopping, and I hate trying on clothes in shops. WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING? I’m addicted to online shopping! I always check out shopbop.com and revolveclothing.com; however, since I work right off of trendy Robertson Boulevard, it’s hard not to be tempted by shops like Intermix, Madison, and Diavolina. I also love walking around Third Street [in Los Angeles] and checking out boutiques like Satine, Hillary Rush, and Milk. WHAT ARE YOU BUYING LATELY? This season I’m trying to bring more color to my wardrobe, like bright silk dresses from Myne that I can wear to everything from business meetings to happy hours with the girls. I also love young, up-andcoming designers like Nuj Novakhett, Crispin & Basilio, and Beckerman. As for accessories and jewelry: CHANEL! Always CHANEL! And I love BIG black rings or pieces from Made Her Think. HIDDEN TREASURES: Two words: sample sales! I’m fortunate enough to live in LA, where so many designers such as Rachel Pally, Black Halo, and Rock & Republic open up their showrooms and warehouses for bargain hunters like me. I just bought a gorgeous classic silk blouse at the Guy Baxter sample sale, and I love it that much more because I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. I’ve even scored great one-of-akind pieces. ACCESSORY FAVE I CRAVE: A girl can never have enough bags. I like to splurge on one fabulous piece once a year. Right now, I have my eye on a big woven-leather tote bag that’ll be perfect for work as well as weekends.

WHO: Nathalie Pouille-Zapata, co-owner, Sur Restaurant, West Hollywood SHOPPER ID: I consider myself a bargain hunter. I love to mix trendy designer pieces (especially accessories) with local designer clothes. I love to bring back exotic pieces from my trips to Buenos Aires, Playa del Carmen, and of course, Paris! WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING? Can’t miss a Billion Dollar Babes sample sale; love Barneys and Maxfield Bleu. WHAT ARE YOU BUYING LATELY? Just got a pair of Louis XVI armchairs at the Rose Bowl Flea Market—can’t wait to stipple them up in black paint and cover them up in a rich lilac velvet. Also, a chartreuse Chloé dress at Wasteland for less than $100. ACCESSORY FAVE I CRAVE: I love sunglasses. They help everyone to be glamorous even on a “not so good” morning. I am running right now to get myself a pair of “Whitney” by Tom Ford. Tom Ford Whitney HIDDEN TREASURE: Just fell in love with Kiki de frames, $360, Dan Montparnasse on Melrose—the design of the Deutsch Optical, store and garden is so inviting, and you just Beverly Hills, want to buy (almost) everything!


Made Her Think Vicious Rose ring, $110, madeherthink.com Louis XVI medallion armchair, Rose Bowl Flea Market, pasadena.com Lancel Espiegle Cuir Tresse woven handbag, price upon request, lancel.fr Nancy Gonzalez brown python contoured tote with detachable strap, $3485, by special order, Nancy Gonzalez, 212-605-0355

WHO: Elizabeth An, CEO, Crustacean Restaurants SHOPPER ID: I am an impulse buyer who loves to shop while traveling.

I tend to buy items that catch my eye and that I like rather than David Yurman, Albion® split shank what’s on sale. Instead of buying pieces, I tend to buy collections. with hematite ring, $1300, David Yurman, WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING? My favorite stores at the moment are Saks Fifth Avenue and Beverly Hills, 310-888-8618 specialty boutiques such as Etro, Gianfranco Ferré, Christian Lacroix, and Lanvin. Christian Lacroix silk and WHAT ARE YOU BUYING LATELY? I love the shoe collections from Sergio Rossi, Madison, metal clutch, $3725, Christian and Christian Louboutin, David Yurman jewelry, Nancy Gonzalez bags, Ferré blouses, Etro coats, and Armani blazers. I have also been buying Monique Lhuillier home décor. Lacroix, 212-931-8026 ACCESSORY FAVE I CRAVE: The accessory that I am craving right now is the special-edition Richard Mille watch in rose gold with diamonds. HIDDEN TREASURES: The hidden treasures that I find myself constantly returning to are Lily et Cie on Burton Way and the new Alberta Ferretti department in Bloomingdale’s.

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gENLUXshop WhO: Brooke Mueller, real estate investor, philanthropist WHere are you heading on your summer getaway?

Palm Beach, Florida. It’s where I grew up, so I’m very familiar with it and feel very much at home there. It’s the best place to spend summers, and I always try to go back whenever I can to see family and friends. Where do you stay?

With my family! My parents and little sister still live there and have a great place right on the ocean. It always feels good to be at home. However, now that I’m getting married, The Breakers or Mar-a-Lago might be more appropriate. What do you TAKE with you in your carry-on?

I can’t travel without my iPod. I always have to stop in the airport gift shop and get a paperback book and magazines and chocolate. I’ve been trying my best to remember the rule about “no fluids over three ounces.” The last time I forgot, it was a nightmare, and I had to re-check all my cosmetics and almost missed my flight. Do you tend to over-pack or under-pack?

I always over-pack, but I’m trying to get better with that. I don’t know why it is, but I always feel the need to pack all my new favorite clothes, even though I end up wearing the same outfit the entire time.

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Zac Posen silk watercolor cloudprint dress, $4000, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Suzanne Felsen gray moonstone and 18K gold necklace, $6000, Suzanne Felsen, LA, 323-653-5400

Suzanne Felsen peach tourmaline, rainbow moonstone, and sapphire necklace, $8500, Suzanne Felsen, LA, 323-6535400

Suzanne Felsen onyx and crystal and black-diamond drop earrings, $3825, Suzanne Felsen, 323-653-5400 Christian Dior printed silk top with silk flower, $2225, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

What’s your Palm Beach look?

I grew up always running out of the house to the beach with my friends, so I’m usually in a sundress, floppy hat, sandals, and big sunglasses. It’s fast and easy to put on, and I don’t have to worry about my hair or makeup.

Ferragamo sunglasses, $335, Sunglass Hut, sunglasshut.com

What kind of swimsuit do you wear?

I’ve always worn a two-piece bathing suit. My current favorite bikini is by Eres. I have a few of them in different colors. What’s in your beach bag?

Pretty much the same as in my carry-on bag, except with a towel. My airport gift shop book and magazines, my iPod, and of course sunblock SPF30. What’s your favorite thing to do on vacation?

There is nothing more relaxing for me than lying out in the sun and reading a book. Don’t get me wrong—I can also spend hours in the spa. I’m addicted to massage! I also love sitting in the shade and playing board games with friends. Scrabble is my favorite! Photographer: Paul Schefz / paulschefz.com Makeup: Jeffrey Paul / Exclusive Artists, eamgmt.com Stylist: Kelvin Seah / kelvinthestylist.com Hair: Lien Scherr Manicure by Elsbeth for ms-management.com using “Mango Rita” by Nailtini

Milla one-piece swimsuit, $515, Eres, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008

Theory mandarin stretch tank, $95, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Marni print taffeta skirt, $1195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Versace cobalt silk-jersey cocktail dress, $3000, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-2754211

Suzanne Felsen peach moonstone and sea urchin cocktail ring, $5900, Suzanne Felsen, LA, 323653-5400

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Designer Profile



Interior design superstar Kelly Wearstler can turn any space into an exchanting hideaway. Now, she’s expanding her design empire to include home décor products, and she has fashion in her sights, too. BY trisha tucker

Continuing the momentum of latest collection of decorative additional product offerings a

14” decorative coil, $2295, Kelly Wearstler boutique at Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855

For the Spring/Summer seaso textures and colors of rough c opaline, combined with new pieces that are both organic her premiere collection, with

Brass Cage Bowl, $1295, Kelly Wearstler boutique at Bergdorf Goodman, 800-558-1855

Summer vacation: two words guaranteed to bring a twinkle to the

le an interview with Kelly Wearstler, please contact: eye of even the most driven LA woman—no matter how long it’s uren Urband been since she last stepped foot inside a classroom. Why? Because of Public Relations responsibilities, the Wearstler Inc. summer vacation means escape—from work, For lives moreforinformation, neighborhood, the routines that define our so much of images @kellywearstler.com 51.7454 x104 the year.

Enter Kelly Wearstler. When it comes to creating spaces perfectly designed for fantasy-worthy getaways, no one does it quite like this LA-based interior design wunderkind. Since founding Kelly Wearstler, Inc. a decade ago, she has imbued a slew of resorts throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Mexico with her own particular brand of sophisticated luxury. Wearstler’s unique ability to blend classic elegance and charm with 21st-century comfort and convenience is displayed in her contemporary projects, such as the Viceroy Santa Monica and Trina Turk’s West Third Street boutique, and her brilliant redesigns of vintage gems such as the Avalon hotel in Beverly Hills and The Tides South Beach in Miami. For those lucky enough to snag her services, Wearstler can transform whole homes and offices—those most quotidian of spaces—into idyllic getaway spots. Wearstler was a coveted residential and commercial designer long before she began styling high-profile resorts, and she still enjoys working on home and office projects because, as she explains, “You can get incredibly detailed with the residential [projects], while you can be extremely bold and do really big moves in the hotels. So they’re both great.” Fortunately, even if you can’t have Wearstler redesign your entire home or office, you can still incorporate a bit of her cosmopolitan aesthetic into your life—and you only have to go as far as Bergdorf Goodman, where she launched a home-accessories boutique this past fall. What’s more, earlier this year, she introduced an eight-piece

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or to schedule an interview with Kelly Wearstler, please contact: $8,000. The custom furniture Lauren Urband Director of Public Relations collection of handmade carpets Inc. produced in collaboration with The Kelly Wearstler Rug Company. A fabric and trim collection Groundworks at Lee The Kellyfor Wearstler for Bergd lurband@kellywearstler.com Jofa is due out in August, and a book of fine wall coverings with Cole 323.951.7454 x104 & Son will debut in early 2009. www.bergdorfgoodman.com

New York City.

Never content to rest of her laurels, Wearstler also has her eye on the fashion world and plans to pursue her own clothing line, which she says will “translate the rich colors and incredible details that The are my take on interiors” into apparel. “I want to eventually Mykonos have freestanding stores that would house the fashion, the Box, $995, accessories, and the furniture—the whole look.” Considering her grand plans and already grand achievements, it’s safe to say that Wearstler deserves an escape of her own, and for that, she chooses Asia. “There are so many different places in Asia I absolutely love,” she says. “From Japan, to Vietnam, to Thailand— it’s the culture, it’s the design, it’s the people, it’s the cuisine, it’s everything.” Indeed, even a casual glance reveals the importance of Asian culture and design to Wearstler’s style. And considering the raves her projects have drawn, fans and clients alike should hope that this year, the hard-working Wearstler makes plenty of time for a summer vacation of her own.

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Hotly pursued purses and a brand-new clothing line in the works—Rebecca Minkoff’s got it all in the bag. BY shannon bowen

The Cheri Bag in Stingray, $605, shopbop.com

The Morning After Bag in Dark Chocolate, $595, Saks Fifth Avenue, 212-753-4000

Some people have all the luck. Some have a great work ethic. Some have a knack for seizing opportunities. A lucky few have all three, and Rebecca Minkoff is one of them. It all began in 2001, when she cut up a T-shirt like artisans do in the Caribbean and gave it to her sister-in-law. “I did that to an ‘I Love New York’ shirt,” Minkoff recalls. “My sisterin-law wore it out to dinner, and she was eating dinner with Jenna Elfman, who’s a family friend. Jenna was like, ‘I love it,’ so I made her one. I sent it to her on September 9, 2001, and she got it on the 12th.” That was a fateful week: One would be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t know what happened between those two days. The next thing Minkoff knew, Elfman was wearing the ‘I Love New York’ shirt on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Leno was saying how much he liked it, and Elfman was telling a national audience, “Thanks, it’s Rebecca Minkoff.” “It started this huge thing,” Minkoff says. “For eight months I made these shirts—just in my apartment.” Minkoff, a Southern California native who learned to sew at the age of 8, had already had some success with her own clothing line. But it was with handbags that her brand would achieve new heights. And again, Elfman would be the catalyst. It was 2004, and the two were having dinner. “I’m doing a movie, and a bag is part of my character; it’s a really important part of the role. Will you design me a bag?” Elfman asked Minkoff. “I took that The Morning After opportunity—I had no idea how to do this or what I Mini in Persimmon, was going to do—and I told her yes,” Minkoff says. $550, shopbop.com “I didn’t tell her I didn’t know what I was doing!”

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Badgley Mischka Fall 2008 Couture gown, $14,995, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211

Minkoff did some research, found a vintage bag she liked, came up with some ways to make it her own, and took it to a leather store in New York. The store charged her “an obnoxious amount of money—I didn’t know it was obnoxious at the time,” she says with a rueful laugh. She had two samples made: one for Elfman and one for herself. But things happen: the bag didn’t end up in the film, and the film didn’t end up in theaters. Minkoff’s sample, however, caught the eyes of passersby on the street, and she decided to seize the day. She’d always wanted to do bags, she says, so she took that as a sign. At the time, Minkoff’s longtime friend Ilaria Urbinati was the buyer for Satine and a writer for Daily Candy. Between the boutique and the blog, that bag, the cheekily named “The Morning After Bag,” became famous in its own right. It’s since been seen on the arm of every Hollywood starlet from Lindsay Lohan to Jessica Alba to Jessica Simpson, and it’s still Minkoff’s most popular bag. But it’s not remotely her only bag. There’s the Nikki, the Steady, and the Market, among others, as well as a new addition, the French Tote—“Our theme for that bag is Paris and traveling,” she explains—and Minkoff and Urbinati are set to launch a new clothing line in February. Minkoff looks poised to seize the day—again. And luck has nothing to do with it. Rebecca Minkoff handbags are available at Bloomingdale’s, 59th Street, NY; Neiman Marcus, Short Hills, NJ; Saks Fifth Avenue, 5th Avenue, NY; and Fred Segal, Santa Monica and LA. rebeccaminkoff.com

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gENLUXshop BRINGING GLAMOUR BACK With a brand-new Sunset Plaza boutique and a sophisticated eyewear collection at Ilori in Beverly Hills, couture kings Badgley Mischka are raising the bar for everyday luxury in LA. BY shannon bowen

Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear Garbo frames in Blush, $325, Ilori, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634

Some things just go together, like guts and glory, risk and reward, fame and fortune. In LA, we have our own uniquely matched pairs—some for the worse, like cars and congestion, and some for the better, like sun and sand. This spring, we welcomed back a beautifully matched pair, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, whose former Rodeo Drive store has been sorely missed. With the unveiling of their opulent two-story boutique at Sunset Plaza and the arrival of their eyewear collection at posh Beverly Hills eyewear emporium Ilori, Badgley and Mischka are back in town, and as always, they’ve brought glamour with them. “The Badgley Mischka woman has always been about timeless glamour and elegance,” says Badgley. “She’s a woman who appreciates fabrics and a little bit of vintage, and likes to indulge herself, and loves quality and luxury.” Badgley Mischka’s luxe looks fill a certain void in the city’s fashion landscape, because while Hollywood and glamour have always been synonymous, Los Angeles is known as much for tracksuits and tank Fall 2008 tops as it is for red-carpet couture. Platinum Sportswear top, $198; skirt, $368; jacket, $568, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310550-5900

“Life’s become so casual,” Badgley says. “But we find that there’s still a novelty for a woman who loves to get dressed up. Even younger girls who grew up with sportswear and very casual kinds of clothes—we’re finding more than ever that they love to buy a beautiful evening dress or beautiful cocktail dress and put on something that feels really special.” The glamour of the Badgley Mischka brand is a lifestyle as well as a look, and the designers’

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Fall 2008 Couture gown, $14,995, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211

expansion beyond eveningwear and bridal into areas such as readyto-wear, home, fragrance, fine jewelry, and eyewear makes the label as much about everyday life as a night on the town. “It’s about glamour and luxury in every day,” says Mischka. “Eyewear is a perfect example, because you can be so glamorous so easily with a pair of sunglasses. You can look very utilitarian, or you can look glamorous and sophisticated.” But glamour and sophistication come from more than just appearances. A true luxury brand, Badgley Mischka has always been devoted to quality and detail (witness its signature beadwork and embroidery), and its Couture Eyewear and Active Eyewear lines are no exception. Looking to partner with an eyewear expert as devoted to quality as they are, the designers turned to Sama Eyewear’s Sheila Vance, who had met them as a customer years before. “She’s so into couture details and quality; she doesn’t take any shortcuts,” Badgley says. “She’s just a dream of a partner.” The result of their collaboration is dreamy indeed, with such fine details as feathers, pearls, and Swarovski crystals. It’s classic Badgley Mischka and just right for adding a touch of glamour to one’s everyday look—even, if you must, to a tracksuit. Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear Amanda frames in Pearl, $445, Ilori, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0634

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gENLUXshop On the road again

It’s summertime, and you’ve got places to go and people to see. Here are some of the season’s to-diefor destinations, and of course, objects of desire. – Shannon Bowen You’ve traveled halfway around the world, and you could just hop off the plane and wing it, hoping to stumble across that amazing bar you heard about … or was it a bazaar? Or you could get some advice from the experts at Luxe City Guides, stylish pocket-sized guidebooks with real-life advice about the best-of-the-best hotels, shops, and restaurants in destinations like Bali, Paris, Phuket, and Rome. Opt for a Luxe Bespoke Grand Tour Box and fill it with 12 guides of your choice (if you’re staying stateside, look for the just-launched LA and Chicago editions). $110, luxecityguides.com

Nothing adds a hint of luxury to a little black dress or a crisp white shirt like a pair of diamond earrings. But the traditional diamond stud, while always a classic, could use a little update, which is why we adore Philip Press’s two-piece diamond earrings, which have a detachable ring of diamonds—perfect for changing things up. They’re a brilliant piece of travel jewelry: Wear just the studs one night, then the studs with the rings the next, because diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. $1720, Philip Press, 8605 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-360-1189

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You’ve had it with the hustle and bustle of LA, and you’re ready for a picturepostcard-perfect getaway, complete with tropical cocktails and island vistas. Happily, the newly renovated Waikiki Parc Hotel, just paces from Waikiki Beach, is offering its Parc Sunrise package, which includes daily breakfast for two and complimentary hotel parking. Lounge at the heated rooftop pool or head down to the beach for some good old-fashioned sun and sand. Twonight minimum stay, fourth night free, deluxe mountain-view room, $265 per night; ocean-view room, $306 per night. 2233 Helumoa Rd, Honolulu, 800-422-0450, waikikiparc.com

The buzzed-about Huntley Santa is right in our backyard, but it feels like a world away. Thomas Schoos is responsible for its elegant, eclectic, and appropriately beachy design (reach out and touch the white-on-white “piranha wall”—we promise it won’t bite— and note the chocolate-brown stingray skin at the reception desk). Each of the hotel’s 209 guest rooms enjoys a gasp-worthy view of the Santa Monica oceanfront, along with creature comforts like 300thread-count Matteo linens and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. But before you venture out of the hotel, venture up: Ride the glass elevator along the building’s façade to the hotel’s crown jewel, the Penthouse restaurant, bar, and lounge, for a world-class meal against the blue backdrop of the Pacific. 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, 310-394-5454, thehuntleyhotel.com Monica Beach

The old adage still rings true: It’s all about location, location, location. For all manner of creative types—from producers, directors, and location scouts to photographers and stylists, who need to set just the right scene—top-notch location company Image Locations has all the answers. Check out their Location Swatch, which puts the firm’s myriad locations in the palm of your hand. $79.99, Image Locations, 9663 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste. 842, Beverly Hills, 310-871-8004, imagelocations.com At the sophisticated Thompson Beverly Hills, home of BondSt sushi, there are more than a few super-cool corners to hide out in, like the mezzanine lounge, aka the BondSt Lounge, designed by Christian Schultz of Dodd Mitchell Designs. It’s the perfect retro-chic spot for whiling away the wee hours with a cocktail in hand. 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-273-1400, thompsonhotels.com

Wherever you’re planning to soak up the sun— whether it’s on beach in Kauai, at the pool at the Chateau Marmont, or on the deck of a yacht on the Mediterranean—you’re going to need something soft on which to recline. What better than Hermès’ whimsical terrycloth Mr. Butterfly beach towel? It’s sure to set you apart from the crowd. $510, 36” x 60”, hermes.com

gENLUXshop You’re going on vacation, and the packing madness has begun. Sunblock? Check. Passport? Check. Adorable loungewear from Scanty? Double-check—because as one journalist recently learned, hotel-room doors are very heavy and tend to close behind you when you step outside to dispose of the roomservice tray, and the next thing you know, you’re in the lobby and looking sheepish—unless you’re clad in Scanty’s Neo Flower Child chemise, in which case you might actually turn heads. $70, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; scantyclothing.com

These days, travel is sort of like a triathlon. The first leg is from your front door to the airport. The second is from the curb to your seat on the plane. The flight itself is a distant third. You’re going to need a shot of something to get you to your destination, which is where Java Monster Chai Hai comes in. With imported tea, real cream, and Monster’s energy and spice blend, this is the power-up you need to run the gauntlet of airport security. Monster Energy Java Monster, $2.49, Chai Hai, available at Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360

Smythson has been creating travel goods since its original store opened on London’s New Bond Street in 1887, and the company’s passport covers, travel wallets, luggage label and myriad other travel accessories have been a mark of luxury and sophistication ever since. Smythson’s Deco collection is perfect for a summer jaunt. Opt for the Mid-Year Panama Diary, $130, just right for appointments and travel notes, and the Large Jewelry Roll, $410, ideal for keeping your precious baubles safely stowed. smythson.com

Amsterdam’s witty and whimsical fashion duo Viktor & Rolf have struck again, but this time with a bottle of bubbly, literally turning Piper-Heidsieck’s Rosé Sauvage Champagne on its head…ahem, cork. But you don’t have to go all the way to the Netherlands to partake of this fashionable libation; you just have to head to ultra-chic Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel Los Angeles—Westwood, where you can look up from the patio at the starry sky or around at the constellations of beautiful people. Viktor & Rolf Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Champagne, $225, Whiskey Blue at the W, 930 Hilgard Ave, LA, 310-4438232

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Skin by Monica Olsen is a 100% natural skincare line that’s free of parabens, urea, alcohol, petroleum, and other harmful chemicals—and it’s never tested on animals. Try Plump for Sexy Lips in Peppermint. Truly hot and spicy, it definitely plumps. $18.95, 800-354-0081, skinbymonica.com


You know what Genlux is about—Fashion + Beauty + Shopping—which we believe equals Fabulous. But nothing’s more fabulous than responsible consumerism, so we’ve created this new department, File-OGreen-Facts, to bring you products and places that are both cool and conscientious. Enjoy! —Shannon L. Bowen & Dawn Shand Johnson

“I can’t wait to meet a Ferrari or a Porsche at a red light and beat them off the line to report to them at the next red, ‘Oh, and hey, no emissions,’” says film producer Michael LaFetra of his soon-to-be-delivered Tesla Roadster, the hottest new green car on the market. It’s 100% electric, gets 220 miles per charge, and goes from 0–60 in 3.9 seconds. Naturally, it’s creating quite the buzz with the Hollywood set. “If you can afford it, you have to be an early adopter,” LaFetra says. “We have got to keep it moving forward.” The 2008 production run is sold out, but don’t worry, you can still reserve the 2009 model, starting at $109,000. Tesla Flagship Store, 11163 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 310-4738337, teslamotors.com

You want it all, you want it all in one place, and you want it to be green. Look no farther than Avita Co-op, where a collection of eco-friendly designers has come together to bring you environmentally friendly clothing, bags, gifts, and more. Don’t miss Avita’s own knitwear line—it’s chic, soft, and sustainable. 8213 W. Third St, LA, 323-852-3200, avitastyle.com

Newly launched bath and cosmetic accessories line EcoTools offers an array of brushes made of bamboo. Bamboo harvesting has minimal impact on the environment as compared to that of other woods; it grows back quickly, it sequesters greenhouse gases, and it’s antibacterial by nature. EcoTools offers everything from bath brushes, loofahs, and sponges to cosmetic brushes and tools, $3–$12. Ulta, West Hollywood, 323-878-2524, eco-tools.com; walgreens.com

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Produced indigenously in the Caribbean’s Grenadine Islands, eco-friendly WeBe Bags—as in “We be bags, mon!”—begin their lives as used coffee, feed, flour, and money sacks, local fabrics, and genuine sail ties. This year, they’re the “official bag” of the Cannes Film Festival. $32–$100, Fred Segal; webebags.com

Fans of VeeV include Oprah, Gisele Bündchen, and Sting—and for good reason: It’s the world’s first spirit made from the Brazilian national fruit, açai, which has 57% more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries. VeeV is the first U.S. spirits company to receive carbon-neutral certification from Climate Clean LLC, and it donates $1 per bottle sold to green initiatives. $34.99, wallywine.com

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There’s no excuse not to recycle. It’s a no-brainer. But Smart Glass Jewelry takes recycling to a whole new—and stylish— level (Smart Glass counts Sienna Miller among its fans). Owner and operator Kathleen Plate turns bottles— from beer bottles to Skyy Vodka bottles— into wearable art, like this adorable Ring Drop Circle necklace. Roughly 1.25 inches in diameter, it hangs from a sterling circle on an 18-inch sterling chain. $72, smartglassjewelry.com


GreenBliss EcoSpa is an at-home, eco-luxury wellness and beauty service that uses organic products that are sustainably harvested whenever possible and sourced from fair-trade vendors. GreenBliss emphasizes a holistic lifestyle, and owner Randi Ragan has spent more than a decade teaching yoga and meditation. Services include facials, massages, spa parties, wellness programs, and yoga. One percent of all receipts are donated to environmental and social justice organizations. Rates start at $150 and vary by treatment or service. 323-630-4537, greenblissecospa.com

“Women absorb up to 60% of what goes on the skin into their bodies. We watch what we eat, but we really need to start watching what we put on our skin, too. On average, women put up to 340 products on themselves in a given week. That’s why it’s important to go organic whenever possible. You can start with products like deodorant, which you apply right next to your breasts every day; switching to a natural brand is great idea.

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group recently opened Hotel Palomar Los Angeles: Westwood, a fine Wilshire

Corridor boutique hotel that’s gorgeous and green, pairing luxury and sustainability with in-room recycling bins, energy-efficient lighting, efficient plumbing fixtures, and natural toiletries. Even the minibars are stocked with organic treats and beverages. 10740 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 800472-8556, hotelpalomar-lawestwood.com

Celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip, who counts Christina Applegate, Denise Richards, Ellen Pompeo, and Kim Cattrall among her clients, gives Genlux the skinny on eco-friendly beauty products. Joanna Schlip / cloutieragency.com

Cosmetic companies are starting to go green. Lines include Cargo PlantLove, Smashbox Green Room, Pangea Organics, Origins Organics, and Physicians Formula. Don’t underestimate drugstore mass-market brands—they’re processed in the same plants as some high-end brands. Organic products do have expiration dates, so you need to replace them about every six months. It’s also important to know that mineral and


Committed to creating luxurious, sustainable, and stylish clothing, Viridis Luxe is the perfect fit for the eco-friendly fashion set. The line features everything from bamboo and organiccotton T-shirts and tank tops to cashmere-hemp sweaters (growing hemp never requires pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers and its use reduces our dependence on petroleum products). The looks are sleek and chic—no granola here! $65–$900. Retailers include Fred Segal, Ron Herman, and Nordstrom; viridisluxe.com

organic makeup are not the same. Mineral makeup has components that are good for you, but it’s not all natural or organic. Avoiding parabens, the preservatives that act as binders in cosmetics, can be beneficial. They’re named parahydroxybenzoic acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, and benzylparaben. In the U.S., the FDA regulates cosmetics. Internationally, ECOCERT (Ecological and Organic Cosmetics Standards) offers the only organic certification for color cosmetics and beauty products. It has a rigorous certification process, and only a few companies in the U.S. have been approved, like Stella McCartney’s skincare line and Physicians Formula, which took seven years to produce and get ECOCERT’s seal of approval on its Organic Wear line.”—Joanna Schlip

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shop for a cause

gENLUXshop Be beautiful on the inside and out with these inspiring lines. – Francesca Day

Orbit Baby Bassinet Pram, $650, orbitbaby.com Teach the little ones about being green with the Orbit Baby Bassinet Pram. Each eco-travel friendly piece doubles as a stroller and cradle and surrounds baby with 100% organic cotton and an all-natural wool exterior. Every Bassinet Pram is PVC- and phthalate-free and easily recycled. A portion of proceeds from each sale will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation organization striving to protect land and water. Orbit Baby Bassinet Pram, $650, orbitbaby.com

On July 10, bowl with the stars during the VH1 Rock Honors Celebrity Bowl Off, which benefits the VH1 Classic Rock Autism campaign,

supporting ACT Today! and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc. Guests

can compete in a live bowl-off and bid at an auction to jam on Guitar Hero and Rock Band with their favorite rock star. General admission, $150; VIP, $250; Bowl with a Rock Star, $5,000 per lane. vh1rockhonor bowloff.com; After losing a dear friend Lucky Strike Lanes, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood to breast cancer, Bling H20 founder Kevin Boyd EVENT: On June 22 created the Bling H20 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Pink Ribbon Bottle. The Visionary boutique chic re-useable glass will host a Battalionbottle is embellished with more than sixty SwarovsArmour trunk show ki crystals. Ten percent and will donate 20 of proceeds are donated trees per item sold to to the Denise Roberts Trees for the Future. Breast Cancer Foun8568½ Melrose Ave, dation Bling H20 Pink West Hollywood, Ribbon Bottle, $40, Bling 310-659-1177 H20, 310-277-1111

The Ports 1961 spring

campaign inspired creative director Tia Cibani to provide aid and make a difference in the lives of people living in Africa. 100% of proceeds from the sale of Ports 1961’s special “Heartbeat” Kanga, already spotted on Debra Messing, will go directly to Keep A Child Alive, which provides much-needed HIV medication to African children suffering from AIDS. Ports 1961 “Heartbeat” Kanga, $90, Ports 1961, 323-951-9696

It’s almost impossible to choose among Hope Wine’s award-winning chardonnay, merlot, and cabernet. Created by Jacob Kloberdanz, the company will donate 50% of profits from every bottle sold to its partner charities to help fight breast cancer, AIDS, and autism. That’s sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! Hope Wine, $19, Vino 100, 323-460-6354

This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift that will help fathers and families around the globe. Saks Fifth Avenue has partnered with Charity: Water to bring clean drinking water to the poorest communities in Africa, India, and Central America. Between now and Father’s Day, you can purchase the bracelet, send an e-card, or sponsor a freshwater well with a $5000 donation. Bracelet, $5; e-card $20; sponsor a freshwater well, $5000. Saks Fifth Avenue, 800-871-SAKS, saks.com

Sponsor a freshwater well, $5000 donation, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Charity: Water bracelet, $5, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

This summer, change up your colors—and change the world—with Chantecaille’s Protected Paradise compacts. Each galvanized nickel compact reminds us of the endangered species and ecosystems being profoundly affected by pollution, climate change, and disease, and will support Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation, which assists fisheries, protects marine areas, and improves coral-reef health. Protected Paradise Compact, $90, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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See the world with the Shi-

Ad Design: The Style Group

Shiraleigh vegan passport cover, $15.95, Visionary, 310-659-1177

raleigh vegan passport cover,

available in gold, silver, and bronze. For every cover sold, new eco-friendly West Hollywood boutique Visionary will plant five trees through Trees for the Future. If your summer jaunt doesn’t require a passport, not to worry! Shop from a variety of collections such as BattalionArmour and Linda Loudermilk; Visionary will plant one tree with Trees for the Future for every item sold. Shiraleigh passport cover, $15.95, Visionary, 310-659-1177

Helena de Natalio Magy bag, $356, helendenatalio.com

Wherever you jet-set this summer, don’t forget a Helena de Natalio bag. Each South America–inspired piece is made by Argentine artisans using the highest-quality hand-selected leather. 5% of Helena de Natalio’s net profits benefit Ashoka, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs who develop unique solutions to address the world’s social issues. Helena de Natalio Magy bag, $356, helenadenatalio.com

Ready to wait on you, hand and foot.

Step into Christabelle’s Closet and you won’t want to leave. This designer-resale boutique carries unbelievable pieces from Prada, Gucci, CHANEL, Dior, and Hermès—even a few pieces with the tags still on! After you rummage through this heavenly closet, you can reach out for some style advice and peruse the Clearance Closet, where every piece sold benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Christabelle’s Closet, christabellescloset.com

18K leaf cuff, $4825, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Joan Hornig Jewelry is designed to make a statement—and a difference. The three-strand mother-of-pearl petal necklace and 18K leaf cuff are just two of the pieces sure to make you feel beautiful on the inside and out. All of the company’s profits are donated to one of four local charities that you select at the time of purchase. Choose from P.S. Arts, Women in Film, The Music Center, and Project Angel Food. Joan Hornig mother-of-pearl necklace, $2100; 18K leaf cuff, $4825. Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Bellacures 239 N. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills, 90211 www.bellacures.com


This summer, cool down inside these hot NEW shops. – Francesca Day

Nanette Lepore has opened a second LA boutique, giving her faithful followers—who include Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Mischa Barton—one more reason to smile, with 1,928 romantic square feet of her fun and flirty silhouettes. 8420 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 323-653-3007, nanettelepore.com

Nanette Lepore, 8420 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 323-653-300

Visionary, 8568½ Melrose Ave, West Visionary by Wildchild Hollywood, Wear is your one-stop 310-659-1177 eco-chic boutique, offering clothing, jewelry, home accessories, gifts, and children’s wear—all combining environmental and social consciousness without sacrificing style (look for such lines as BattalionArmour, Linda Loudermilk, M.E. Moore, Baggu, and Rich Hippie). What’s more, Visionary has partnered with Trees for the Future, committing to planting one tree for each item sold. 8568½ Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-6591177, visionaryboutique.com PHOTO: PARA-PROJECT

opening presence


Come June 12, LA can finally welcome home Phillip Lim, who is launching his 3.1 phillip lim store in West Hollywood. The boutique will house Lim’s women’s collection, menswear, kid by Phillip Lim, and his Go Green Go collection, along with accessories including shoes, belts, bags, signature runway jewelry, and special collaboration projects. 631 N. Robertson Blvd, 310-358-1988, 31philliplim.com

Steven Alan, 638 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-854-1814 By June, the LA fashion crowd will be able to scope out Steven Alan’s fresh take on American sportswear at three different locations. The first two, on Robertson Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard, will mirror Alan’s Manhattan boutiques, offering his men’s and women’s lines in a relaxed, vintageinspired setting. In June, the third location, in Venice Beach, will launch as Steven Alan Annex, featuring his collection alongside those of such designers as Mayle, RRl, and French label A.P.C. 638 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-854-1814, stevenalan.com

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No desire to abandon the poolside lounger? Switch, the popular Beverly Hills boutique launches an online shop offering the same eclectic blend of lines found in the store. switchboutique.com

3.1 phillip lim, 631 N. Robertson Blvd, 310-358-1988 Luxe shoe and accessory designer Robert Clergerie has opened the doors of his California flagship boutique on Brighton Way. His spring-summer collection is full of vibrant pieces in electric blue, metallic red, and rose champagne—just to name a few. The new location takes its cue from the Clergerie Aix-en-Provence boutique, which focuses on the shoes and their clear, distinctive presence. 9636 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907, robertclergerie.com

Have a truly green shopping experience at the recently opened H.L.N.R. The solar-powered and paperless location features men’s and women’s lines such as Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, and many more. And for those who require a little privacy, the entrance is paparazzi-proof. 474 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-1434, hlorenzo.com


Italian designer Alberta Ferretti will soon be arriving on Melrose, right next door to Balenciaga. We don’t have a date yet, but we’re ready to shop! Denizens of the OC will soon be knocking down the door of UNA, which is rumored to be opening its fourth location in Newport Beach. While you’re visiting the recently opened AG Adriano Goldschmied and Oscar de la Renta locations, keep your eye out for Christian Louboutin, who’s set to arrive at South Coast Plaza this fall.

H.L.N.R., 474 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-1434

Vida Emanuel

Escape to Europe for a few hours.

Miu Miu, 317 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-247-2227 Our wait is finally over! The new Miu Miu boutique recently opened in Beverly Hills, with 25-foot ceilings and skylights that reflect the rich architectural designs of Roberto Baciocchi. It’s an interior fitting for Miu Miu’s must-have women’s ready-to-wear collection, not to mention the bags and footwear, which have their own dedicated rooms. Miu Miu, 317 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-247-2227, miumiu.com

Sorum Noce, 8568¼ Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-358-0451

For a limited time, we are offering first-time clients 50% off one of the following services: Photo Facial Treatment, Oxygen Facial, Microdermabrasion, and Ultrasonic Lipolysis.


Designer Max Noce and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum have joined forces, launching Sorum Noce, a brand-new line and Melrose Avenue boutique. The innovative, rock-inspired line is English-tailored and modest—but edgy, too. And if your fashion idol is Slash, you’re in luck: Now on offer is a leather jacket that resembles the one Sorum designed especially for the rock legend. 8568¼ Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-358-0451, sorumnoce.com

I would love for you to come and experience my European Day Spa—a unique getaway from everyday life. We offer the finest massage, facial and non-invasive cosmetic treatments including Ultrasonic Lipolysis, Vacudermie, and Pressotherapy. We combine a peaceful, beautifully modern environment with a highly trained, friendly staff. I have hand-picked some of the best registered nurses, massage therapists and estheticians in California, not only for their superior skills in massage, waxing, skin care, body treatments, and makeup, but also for their genuine desire to take excellent care of our clients. We’re located in the heart of Beverly Hills – walking distance from most hotels. 9406 Dayton Way, 310-246-5111, vidaemanuel.com

9406 Dayton Way, 310-246-5111, vidaemanuel.com



Caron Montaigne has notes of golden Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena created Un Jardin Après la Mousson by Hermès, a monsoon-inspired fragrance, after a trip to India. It features mimosa notes of Kahili ginger, cardamom, coriander, ginger, pepper, and vetiver. 100 ml, flowers, jasmine, and $125, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; hermes.com. sandalwood. Eau de parfum, Lancôme La Collection 29 Peut-Être Eau de Parfum 100ml, has top notes of seringa flower, heart notes of Bulgarian rose essence $115, Saks and iris, and base notes of musk and amber. $125, Saks Fifth Fifth Avenue, Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; Neiman Marcus, Beverly Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Hills, 310Bronze by 275-4211; Nanadebary Nordstrom at Eau de Parfum The Grove, is a sultry scent with 323-930bergamot, mandarine, 2230 cinnamon, jasmine, iris, amber, vanilla, cedarwood, and light musk. $98, 50ml, nanadebary.com; luckyscent.com

In the ’80S, your scrunchy matched your socks. Now, your croc heels match your croc satchel. This Laura Mercier summer, hit Neroli Eau de the fragrance Parfum is a refreshing scent of orange blossom, counter lemon peel, and freesia before the followed by amber, ticket counsandalwood, and vanilla. $65, Bloomingdale’s, ter, because Beverly Center, 310fragrances are 360-2700; Nordstrom, accessories, South Bay Galleria, 310-542-9440 too. Why not pair yours Victoria’s Secret with your Heavenly Kiss limiteddestination? edition fragrance is a fruity – Dawn Shand vanilla-oriental. 2.5oz, $49, victoriassecret.com Johnson 156 GENLUX June / July 2008

New from The World of Jo Malone is the Kohdo Wood Collection, which includes two limitededition fragrances: Lotus Blossom & Water Lily, for waking senses and energies, and Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, for encouraging a sense of tranquility. These unique fragrances are based on the ancient Japanese art of incense appreciation. 100ml $95 each, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; jomalone.com

Vicky Tiel Paris Destine is a lush, playful scent with warm notes. $44.99, perfumania.com Tsi-La’s Eau de Parfum Collection is 100% natural and organic. Highlights include Fleur Sauvage, a fresh floral scent; Kesu, a mysterious, provocative blend; Ilang Ilang, a flirty floral; and Kizes, a fresh and natural unisex fragrance with citrus notes. $75 for four fragrances, 16ml each, Studio at Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-394-8509 Comptoir Sud Pacifique Eau de Voyage Vanille Mokha is the firm’s latest island-inspired scent, $53, beautyhabit.com; apothia.com Benefit’s playful new scent, B Spot, boasts top notes of freesia, mango, and tangerine; middle notes of peony and white orchid; and base notes of sandalwood. $38, Benefit Boutique, 323-655-5800; sephora.com

Safi Fragrance by Nyakio Grieco sports top notes of fresh lychee, juicy pineapple, and black currant; soul notes of stargazer lily, fresh-cut freesia, and neroli; and base notes of muhuhu wood, fresh bamboo, crisp papyrus, and vetiver. 1.7oz eau de parfum, $78, Apothia at Fred Segal, 323-651-0239, Apothia.com

CHANEL Sycomore is a simple, woody fragrance that stands on its own. It features hints of sandalwood, cypress, juniper, and pink pepper. 200ml, $190, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-5505900; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310275-4211

Clean RollerBall in Shower Fresh is perfect for your carry-on, with crisp top notes of lemon, mandarin, and orange; heart notes of lily of the valley, orange blossom, and jasmine; and base notes of musk and sheer woods. $22, only at Sephora, Hollywood, 323-462-6898, sephora.com From Voluspaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new collection, Opulence White Jasmine Sambac is sweet and indulgentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just right for warm summer nights. Tart balm adds fresh top notes over a base of musk and muguet. $60, My Secret Garden, 323-469-1514; bodyfactory.com



You’re going on vacation and bidding adieu to your daily routine— but not your beauty routine. Here are some fab travel products that pack a real punch. – Dawn Shand Johnson


Blow to Go contains Make My Day shampoo and conditioner, The Heat Is On Blow-Dry Styling Mist, and Blow Up Volumizing Mist. $25, Flight 001, 323-966-0001; blowstylingsalon.com

Davines Hair Care for Wizards Travel Set is the perfect collection of travel-size styling products. $44, Chris McMillan Salon, 310-285-0088; davines.com T3 Overnight Travel Dryer is the ideal traveling companion; its lightweight, dual-voltage, tourmaline technology dries hair up to 60% faster, making it shiny and frizz-free. $130, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230; Sephora at the Beverly Center, 310-657-9670


Juara Glow on the Go kit contains Rice Facial Cleanser, Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner, Sweet Black Tea and Rice Facial Moisturizer, Turmeric Antioxidant Facial Mask, and Candlenut Hand & Body Balm—and it’s 100% vegan. $42, Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509; skinstore.com

Rare2B’s new vegan organic skincare line Travel Essentials Kit includes a Natural Detox Facial Mask, Hydrating Day Cream, Restorative Night Cream, and Natural Body Lotion. $50, rarenatural.com Just the right size to fit in a travel bag: Comodynes Energy Mask AntiFatigue Effect, $7, comodynes.net

Freeze 24-7 Jet Set Travel Kit comes with a cute red clutch and a two-week supply of five Anti-Aging Essentials in shatter-proof tubes. $75, freeze247.com; spacenk.com


The Dr. Brandt To Go Laser Lightning System is hydroquinone-free, fades freckles, evens out skin tone, minimizes dark spots, and treats post-blemish discoloration; it includes a cleanser, serum, day lotion, and night cream. $110, sephora.com; drbrandtskincare.com The Sampar Good Weekend Kit includes resealable five-piece plastic-vial weekend kits. Small kit, $20; large kit with two strips, $40, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400, barneys.com Liz Earle Try-Me Essentials Kit includes a Cleanse & Polish Hot-Cloth Cleanser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Skin Repair Moisturizer, and one pure muslin cloth, all in a tidy zip-up pouch. $39.50, lizearle.com, 800-515-5911; Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509

Lauren Hutton Passport to Africa is a fabulous all-in-one kit to take with you on your travels; it includes a mix of concealers, balm, bronzer, powder, blush, and shadow. $60, laurenhutton.com Tricia Sawyer Eye Slept is great for travel; it’s like a good night’s sleep—in a jar—and it can be used under or over makeup. $21, QVC.com; sephora.com

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Trish McEvoy Petite Makeup Planner in Resort Blue, $52, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, saksfifthavenue.com

BODY “When flying, bring a fine-mist facial product with you on the plane to rehydrate your skin during the flight. Use face/body washing wipes to freshen up, especially when water use may be limited.” —Vonda Simon, president, SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories

Langenburg Oxygen Facial Mist, an all-in-one toner, refresher, and purifier by Princess Karen zu HohenloheLangenburg, is just the remedy for dry airplane air. 8oz, $10.95, langenburgwater.com

Ted Gibson Body Series Travel Kit, $42, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; sephora.com

Burt’s Bees Shower Kit boasts grapefruit seed extract and includes Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet shampoo and conditioner, Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, and Honey Lip Balm. $13, Larchmont Beauty Center, 323-461-0162; Ulta, 323-878-2524



Philosophy Let’s Cruise is like a tropical getaway; its shower-gel trio includes Blue Hawaiian, Melon Daiquiri, and Starfruit Kiwi Martini. $30, Sephora, Hollywood, 323-462-6898, sephora.com

What to know before you go! what can I TAKE in my carry-on? airline Passengers may bring to the checkpoint: Travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag, as well as Prescription liquid medications, baby formula, and diabetic glucose treatments in excess of 3 ounces if these items are declared to Transportation Security Officers at the security checkpoint. - Transportation security administration

With face cleanser, face moisturizer, body moisturizer, shampoo, and conditioner, Malin+Goetz’s 1oz Essential Starter Kit is a vacation no-brainer. $30, malinandgoetz.com

& More

Marvis Original Strong Mint travel-sized toothpaste, $4.50, amazon.com/beauty; beautyhabit.com

Traveling is hard on the feet—not to mention the other passengers’ senses, if you decide to shed your soles. Thank goodness for Fragrant Footings Scented Insoles. Small, $11 for two pairs; liners, $15 for two pairs; Gabrielli Shoes, Beverly Hills, 310-858-1333; summersoles.com

Jaqua’s The Necessary Bag is the perfect cosmetic bag; the handles can be used for vertical hanging—just right for your hotel room. $25, Palmetto, 310-3956687; jaquabeauty.com

Space NK Travel Containers are chic and functional. $20, spacenk.com

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HOT NEW HAIR PRODUCT: Ingenious Blo & Go holds your dryer to free up your hands. Without dryer, $29.99, bloandgo.com


For luscious summer locks, look no farther than these tips, trends, products, and professionals. – Dawn Shand Johnson

Travertine Age Defying Protein Shampoo with tea tree. $30, Ritz-Carlton, Century City, 310-3388600; travertinespa. com

Román Salon is a little bit of

Europe in the middle of LA. China teacups, chandeliers, wallpaper, and a secluded courtyard (perfect for VIP clients escaping curious eyes) with magnolias and Chinese elms create a cozy, vintage atmosphere. Owner/stylist Sheila Román is a veteran of LA institution Art Luna Salon and is renowned for sexy, beachy looks. The salon’s stylists are known as longhair experts, and there’s an exclusive upstairs boutique for those seeking even more privacy. Clients include Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener, Ellen DeGeneres, Anjelica Huston, Portia de Rossi, Brooke Mueller, and Rose McGowan. Román Salon, 818 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-8541030, romansalonla.com

“For beach waves, apply Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray liberally on damp hair and comb through. Coil strands of hair around your fingers, dry gently with high heat but low airflow, and re-apply as needed to increase level of texture and definition. Continue drying gently using your fingers to direct the hair.” —Don Wismer, director of education, Aquage. Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, $15.95, aquage.com

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Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap guards against discoloration and damage from the sun, chlorine, salt, water, and wind. Perfect for adults and kids. $35, philipkingsley.com

Biolage Sunsorials Sun Repair Treatment, $14, Juan Juan Salon, 310-2785826; Chaz Dean Studio, 323-467-6444

Parisian transplant and hair stylist extraordinaire Lea Journo is making waves in LA, and not just with the Hollywood set. True, her clients include everyone from Kate Bosworth to Orlando Bloom, but Journo treats all of her clients like celebrities. Here are Journo’s summer hair tips:

Kerastase Masque UV Defense Active, $58, and Kerastase Bain Apres-Soleil, a balancing shampoo for sun-exposed hair, $32; Román Salon, 310-8541030; kerastaseusa.com

Gentle highlights or lighter overall color—“to match the sun,” she explains, “because when you have a little color on your face from the sun, the hair can be lighter.” THE CUT: “Women will keep their long hair this summer,” Journo says. Look for bangs as Enriched with well: “Thicker, but not blunt.” bamboo and THE LOOK: “Le coiffé décoiffé!” cactus, Privé she says, “That’s the sexiest look Thermal Protection —a little disheveled, like you Detangling Spray didn’t work too hard at it.” conditions, THE TREATMENT: “After you go in the detangles, and pool or in the ocean, you must rinse protects hair your hair thoroughly to remove the from heat. $19, chlorine or the salt and sand,” she priveproducts.com says, “and you must reapply any sunprotection product every time you rinse.” Post-vacation, she recommends Kerastase’s Vita-Ciment line for those with relaxer, color, or highlights. For a great at-home conditioning treatment for all hair types, she recommends a one-hour masque of egg yolks and Phytodensium olive oil. Lea Journo the Salon, the Anti-Aging Mask Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire restores density Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-385and thickness 7007, leajourno.com with grape seed, black currant, and wheat germ oils. $38, Sephora, Bumble and Bumble Creme de Century City, Coco Masque is a great nourish310-843-0123, ing weekly treatment. $24, sephora.com bumbleandbumble.com THE COLOR:

TheStyleGroup.com’s top 10 California spa escapes The Internet's Top Ranked Luxury Website Picks its California Getaways! For luxury hotel reviews go to thestylegroup.com —Stephen Kamifuji 1. Kenwood Inn and Spa. A breathtaking Mediterranean architectural masterpiece set amongst sweeping views of Sonoma's most beautiful estate vineyards. Features world-class Caudalíe spa – one of only three in the world. 800-353-6966 kenwoodinn.com ®

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2. Ventana Inn Spa. You’ll feel like you’ve arrived in another world. Wonderful staff, with a peaceful, serene energy unlike any other. You'll love it. 800-628-6500 ventanainn.com

Post Ranch Inn

3. Post Ranch Inn is an architectural wonder. One of the world's finest resort spas right here in California. 800-527-2200 postranchinn.com

4. CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort. A stunning, hideaway resort spa in a secluded valley north of Carmel. Health, fitness and beauty, combined with the healing use of water in ancient European traditions, and enhanced with expert therapeutic attention. 877-255-2626 cordevalle.com

Kenwood Inn 5. Cal-A-Vie Spa. A soothing and restful getaway just a few hours south of LA. Wellness treatments and overall relaxing experience! 800-772-4283 cal-a-vie.com

Cal-A-Vie Spa Cal-A-Vie Spa

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa 6. A visit to California's wine country is a wonderful weekend escape. Enjoy wine-tasting, hot air balooning, and the soothing spa treatments. 707-938-9000 fairmont.com/sonoma


7. Meadowood is an idyllic oasis nestled in the serene Napa Valley on over 250 acres. Enjoy a very private spa getaway. Wonderful pools, tennis and golf. 800-458-8080 meadowood.com

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

9. For eight decades, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been a sophisticated escape with the feel of a private country estate. 805-646-5511 ojairesort.com

8. The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Pair a legendary golf course with a 5-diamond resort and you have San Diego's finest. Brilliant craftsman-style architecture. 858-453-4420 lodgeattorreypines.com

10. On the banks of the spring-fed Lake Lommel in the Napa Valley, the Bathhouse at Calistoga Ranch showcases the natural beauty of the resort’s secluded canyon setting. Five private treatment cabins, each with private garden, outdoor shower and a soaking tub filled with geothermal water from the property’s own springs. These mineral-rich curative waters also fill the Watsu pool. 800-942-4220 calistogaranch.com

Calistoga Ranch



Brett Freedman

When braving the wilds of LA in the summertime, think sexy, shimmery ’70s safari. —Dawn Shand Johnson Tips for summer from Brett Freedman / Vanitymark Clients include Kelly Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Lucy Liu, Reba McEntire, and Jordin Sparks.

“Cheeks and lips—one word: glaze! Summer is a great time for stains, tints, and glazes. They look so natural and give the skin a ‘health from within’ glow. The big shades this summer are berry or wine shades. If you want to update your lip color, I suggest topping with a fab gold gloss. The gold will warm up the juicy lip color and give it a vibrant sunset feel. For cheeks, it’s all about a dewy finish. I’m a huge fan of creamy blush for the hotter months. It really molds with the skin and gives cheeks a just-pinched perk up. I just did Rosario Dawson for an event and used the combo of a sheer prune glaze topped with gold lip gloss, and it was fab!”

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For the flawless French look, try Bourjois Fond de Teint Pinceau Brush Foundation. $24, Ulta, West Hollywood, 323-878-2524, ulta.com

FACE Vincent Longo Tinted Moisturizer SPF20, $38, Sephora, Hollywood, 323-462-6898; vincentlongo.com Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation is an excellent buildable foundation. $42, shuuemura-usa.com; Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230 Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow in Escape, $27, edwardbess.com M·A·C Solar Bits in Bronzescape shimmers in clean yellow and gold pearl. $19.50, M·A·C Pro Robertson, 310-271-9137, maccosmetics.com 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara in Black Tea, $27.50, qvc.com Laura Mercier Brilliant Eye Liner in Golden, $22, Nordstrom, South Bay Galleria, 310-542-9440; lauramercier.com

Dior 5 Color Eye shadow in Gold Fever, $52, Sephora Century City, 310-843-0123 sephora.com

CHANEL Iridescent Effects Eyes in Oasis, $55, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310550-5900; chanel.com

J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2008 New York “Luminous skin—just a touch! Everyone loves the look of skin that has a shimmery cast. There is a fine line between looking luminous and bouncing off light like a solar panel. On my actresses, I like to use a highlighter to give certain areas a pop. On the face, I may dab a bit along the top of the brow and cheekbone. On the body, I may use a little extra powder shimmer on the collarbone, tops of arms, and center of leg and calf. For a recent shoot for Vanessa Hudgen’s new CD cover, I amped up her hot factor with some well-placed highlighting shimmer.” –Brett Freedman

C-Curl lashes by Xtreme Lashes add drama to the eyelashes, making them “pop.” They are applied to existing eyelashes for a natural feel and last indefinitely with regular touch-ups. Application is pain-free—really!—and takes two to three hours. $350– $500, xtremelashes.com; Billy Lowe Hair Studio, by appointment only, 310-4304045; Beauty Boutique, lash stylist Arlena Tomboulian Parker, 818-501-0060 Nars Duo Eyeshadow is available in a new shade: Portobello. $32, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230; narscosmetics.com Dianne Brill Eyeshadow Trio in Brill-esque Eyes, $36, diannebrill.com; beautyhabit.com



29 Cosmetics Napa Rouge Grape Seed Age Protecting Highlighting Cream Blusher in Blush Rose, $35, 29cosmetics.com Youngblood Blush in Tangier, $21.50, ybskin.com Ramy Juicy Cheeks Sheer Intense Cheek Color in Maya Papaya, $24, ramy.com


LIP Jelly Pong Pong Trifle Spongy Lipstick in Jam, $13, Beauty Collection Apothecary, 323-930-0330; jellypongpong.com Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF15 in Mystic, Kissyfit, and Knockout Nude, $14 each, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230; clinique.com

Giorgio Armani Lip Shimmer #45, $26, Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, 949759-1900; giorgioarmanibeautyusa.com

skin Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer, $28.50, toofaced.com; sephora.com

Vanitymark Summer Skin, $14, vanitymark.com

Q. How tanned is too tan? A. “Looking like you’ve spent the day at the beach is still in. Looking like you baked there for a week isn’t! This summer a nice ‘lift’ of color is all the rage, not the overbronzed goddess look of the J.Lo days. I just did Lucy Liu and gave her skin a nice lift of color—not a tan… just a healthy pump in skin tone.”—Brett Freedman

CHANEL Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Désert Corail, $48, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; chanel.com

T LeClerc Big Bronzer, $65, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

Dior Luminizing Makeup Jewel in Gold Lamé, $55, Sephora, Manhattan Beach, 310-546-8889, sephora.com

Bare Minerals Glow with a Kiss is an all-over face color that’s just right for the look of a little sun. $18, amazon.com; bareminerals.com M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium, Dark, Natural, and Shimmer, $24.50, maccosmetics.com, M·A·C at the Beverly Center, 310-659-6201

NAILS O.P.I. Lemonade Stand by Your Man, O.P.I. Brights Powder, O.P.I. Sit under the Apple Tree, $8.50, Ulta, West Hollywood, 323-878-2524, ulta.com


Nars The Multiple in Riviera does it all: eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. $37, narscosmetics.com; sephora.com

Shades by Barielle in Bikinitini, $8, barielle.com

Try Deborah Lippmann’s Lippmann Collection nail lacquer in Daytripper; the new chip-resistant formula has green tea extracts and protein-building biotin. $15, Kitson, 310-859-2652; Nordstrom at the Grove, 323-930-2230

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Neutrogena Cooling Body Mist Sunblock refreshes while it protects, with patented Helioplex technology. It’s waterproof, sweat-proof, and PABA-free and comes in SPF30 and 45. drugstore.com



All Over:


As the weather starts to heat up, Dawn Shand Johnson asks Dr. Kest what to look for in sun-care products. Are there skin treatments you should stay away from if you’re planning a sunny vacation? Stay away from any laser or light-based treatments. Which treatments are effective for treating sun damage? IPL (intense pulsed light), laser peels, acid peels—you can also use them on your chest and hands.

Noodle and Boo Play-Day Sunscreen SPF30 fights UVA and UVB rays—because babies need sun protection too. $22, noodleandboo.com; Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

What level of sunscreen do you suggest? Any level 15 and above. More important than the SPF is how much of the product you put on.


Amore Pacific Natural Protector SPF30/PA+++ with Asian botanicals protects against—and helps to reverse—signs of aging. $65, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

How often do you need to reapply sunscreen? Often—every couple of hours, especially if you’re outdoors or in the water.

Prescriptives All Weather Friend Daily UVA/UVB Sun Protection SPF40, with titanium dioxide for broadspectrum UVA/UVB protection. $26.50, prescriptives.com

What’s the difference between “waterproof ” and “water-resistant” when it comes to sun-care products? Waterproof products can last up to 90 minutes in the water, whereas water-resistant products do not last as long. People can become sensitive to waterproof products and may want to use water-resistant ones instead.

Editor’s Pick: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Combination Antioxidant Treatment contains L-ascorbic acid, alpha tocopherol, and ferulic acid, $135; Active UV Defense Sunscreen Cream with SPF15 is water- and sweat-resistant. $29; drugstore.com; amazon.com

What key ingredients should sunscreen contain? For UVB protection: Padimate O, Homosalate, Octisalate (octyl salicylate), and Octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate). For UVA protection: Avobenzone. For UVA/UVB protection: Octocrylene, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and Mexoryl (ecamsule).

Zia Skin Basics Daily Moisture Screen SPF15 with cucumber is paraben-free and protects against UVA and UVB rays. $20.95, Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360; zianatural.com RawMinerals Active Veil SPF20, $25, rawnaturalbeauty.com

Nicole Paxson Cosmetics UVA and UVB Makeup offers sheer to heavy coverage Cream Foundation with SPF30, $40.50; bronzer with SPF15, $30.50; concealer with SPF30, $23. The line was created to help women suffering from skin problems and allows for maximum coverage if needed. Nicolepaxson.com

What can be harmful in sunscreen? Octocrylene, octylmethoxycinnamate, and benzophenone-3. These three substances are proven to increase the amount of free radicals and reactive oxygen species in the skin after they have penetrated into it. What’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays? UVA is long-wavelength light; UVB is shorter wavelength. UVB is responsible for direct DNA damage, tanning, burning, and certain types of skin cancer. UVA is absorbed at a deeper level; it causes DNA damage through the production of free radicals in the skin. UVA light is more responsible for collagen breakdown and aging.

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Orlane Anti-Aging Sun Cream Face and Body SPF30, $115, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF30 with hemp seed oil, titanium dioxide, and 100% natural ingredients protects against UVA and UVB rays—and it’s free of petrochemicals. $15, burtsbees.com

What should you look for in sunscreens if you have sensitive skin? Zinc oxide and titanium oxide work great for protection against UVA and UVB rays. Heliocare oral dietary supplement with antioxidant properties that combat the effects of aging and sun exposure add another layer of protection from free radicals. Dr. Kest recommends two pills a day in the summer and one a day in the winter. $60, heliocare.com; thekestclinic.com

Peter Thomas Roth Continuous Sunscreen Mist SPF30 with vitamin E helps protect skin from UVA and UVB rays. $28, peterthomasroth.com

Patricia Wexler M.D. Acnescription Oil-Free Hydrator SPF30 for Acne. $39.50, bathandbodyworks.com

MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF25 Lip Balm. $18, Vida Emanuel 310-246-5111, vidaemanuel.net

After-Sun Protection:

Dr. Hauschka After-Sun Lotion, a reformulated lightweight antioxidant-rich lotion, helps combat the effects of sun exposure. $22.95, drhauschka.com; sephora.com

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BEAUTY daytripper

gENLUXshop Sometimes you need to get away, but just the thought of airport security is enough to make you unpack posthaste. Thanks to these great local escapes, you can treat yourself to a day of pampering and be back in time for cocktail hour. Once you arrive, however, you might not want to leave … —Dawn Shand Johnson

The new Spa Luce at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Hollywood Renaissance Hotel is a tranquil getaway spot in the heart of the city. The moment you walk through the doors, you feel like you’re a world away. Relax in the steam rooms or lay out by the pool between treatments while Spa Luce’s fantastic staff takes care of your every need. Spa Luce, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, 323-817-0200

Perched on a bluff overlooking the ocean, the Tuscany-inspired St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach is home to the plush Spa Gaucin. “We strive to make every spa experience a unique celebration—whether the guest is celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, a day with a girlfriend, or a day dedicated to destressing and personal wellness,” says spa director Valory Reed. Spa Gaucin offers plenty to celebrate, with 25 treatment rooms, including four couples’ suites, waterfall whirlpools, a Spa Gaucin Tip: Don’t miss the signature eucalyptus steam room and sauna, Mediterranean Massage with Olavie’s and a fitness center. Treatments include massages, facials—“Our hydrating Antioxidant Body & Massage Oil. Kate Somerville facials are a huge hit,” Reed says—and body wraps and scrubs, along with a variety of enhancements. The resort is currently offering a Health & Wellness Package, which includes accommodations, a daily health-inspired breakfast for two, two 75-minute Intuitive Massages at Spa Gaucin, valet parking, and a $250per-person discount off the cost of the Comprehensive Examination & Testing Package at the on-site Vitale Health and Wellness center; $600 per night (two-night minimum). St. Regis Resort Olavie Antioxidant Sugar Scrub exfoliates and nourishes skin, leaving it soft and Monarch Beach, One Monarch Beach radiant. $35. Olavie Antioxidant Body & Massage Oil is perfect for use as a body Resort, Dana Point, 949-234-3200, oil or massage oil, or in the shower or bath. $43, olavie.com; annemichele.com stregismb.com

Catch some waves at the Four Seasons Resort Concierge can fill you in on wave conditions and water temperature, or soak up the sun with the beach butler service, which includes transportation to the beach and all the trimmings: a beach chair, umbrella, towels, blankets, and even morning coffee and an afternoon picnic. 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, 760-6036801, fourseasons.com/aviara Aviara, North San Diego, where the Surf

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Golden Door Spa Escondido has introduced a Spa Interlude Program of three- and four-day summer sessions designed for the traveler with limited time. Just a two-hour drive from LA, Golden Door offers customized fitness and beauty regimens such as daily massages, herbal wraps, morning hikes, meditation, beauty treatments, and fitness classes. Three-day session, $3625; four-day session, $4725; 800-424-0777, goldendoor.com

Century City’s Spa InterContinental has designed a Lunch Break Escape. Opt for a hand and neck massage, enjoy some spa cuisine, relax in the tranquility areas, or take advantage of the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, or fitness center. $125, Spa InterContinental, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, 310-284-6500, intercontinental.com

Ole Henriksen Face/Body on the Sunset Strip is always a great place to take a breather, with custom-designed treatments and a variety of massages. Ole Henriksen Face/Body, 8622 W. Sunset Blvd, 310-854-7700

BEAUTY daytripper


Lisa Hoffman Spa Facial Packettes come in portable, re-sealable containers for easy, on-the-go facials, with Cleanser, Purifying Toner, Clay Mask, Anti-Aging Serum, Hydrating Mask, Hydrating Booster, Lip Polisher, Lip Moisturizer, Eye Treatment, and Moisture Seal Cream. $35, lisahoffmanbeauty.com; apothia.com

Give yourself a shot at relaxation with Paint Shop Beverly Hills’ new summer pedicure, the Limoncello Double Peel Smoothie, which includes a bath filled with lemon, hot rocks, and extra virgin olive oil—and a chilled shot of limoncello. $80, Paint Shop Beverly Hills, 319½ S. Robertson Blvd, 310-6525563, paintshopbeverlyhills.com

Revive and renew aging, sundamaged skin with HTY Body Gold. $220, htygold.com

Bliss Fat Girl Sleep is formulated with Bliss’s slenderiZZZe complex, which releases dimple-diminishing lavender for up to six hours. $38, blissworld.com

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gENLUXshop aesthetic queen

with an anti-aging arsenal that includes lasers, needles, peels and more, cindy kokesch treats each patient on a face-by-face basis.

Cindy Kokesch confidently and carefully zips a path across her patient’s face— zapping “trouble” areas as she goes. If you happen to be the fortunate one under her care, this is when you value her aesthetic sensibilities as much as the $50,000 laser she holds steadily over your right eye. Yes, letting someone alter your personal aesthetics is about as personal as it gets. So, as Cindy puts it, “It’s important to find a professional who offers the attention and customized skin-care treatment plan to help maximize your own gorgeous, youthful beauty.” And what are the results of her laser artistry on her priceless canvases? Besides looking younger after a mere 40 minutes through stimulated collagen, smoother skin tone, balanced red and brown discoloration, and tightening of the skin, this amazingly painless laser treatment leaves its patients with a healthy pink glow without unwanted side effects—none. There’s also dramatic improvement in uneven skin texture, pore size, and fineline wrinkles. The bottom line is you’ll probably look younger for your next high school reunion. Cindy’s other aesthetic treatments: laser hair removal, leg vein removal, Botox Cosmetic®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and chemical peels. Cindy Kokesch, PA-C, Cosmetic Dermatology, 9090 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-550-1747. Office hours: Mon–Fri, 9–5pm; evenings & Saturdays by appointment only. cindykokesch.com

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The experts reveal how they created Jessica Alba’s picture-perfect look for Genlux.

“I used a leave-in conditioner sprayed all over the hair, and then I used a volumizer on the roots—using my own products that are in the testing stages. So far it seems to work well. I then used a diffuser to dry her hair for a more natural wavy look, and a crème by Leonor Greyl called Éclat for some separation in the hair. For manageability, I used a little spray by Davines called Invisible Hair Spray from the Defining Collection.” — Robert Ramos for Estilosalonla.com Celestineagency.com Robertramos.com Hair assistant: Christopher Loera for Estilosalonla.com

Leonor Greyl Éclat Natural, $36, leonorgreyl.com; beautyhabit.com

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss, $7.99, Rite Aid, Hollywood, 323-467-4201; drugstore.com

M·A·C Electra M·A·C, $14, Davines M·A·C, Beverly Center, Invisible Hairspray from 310-659-6201; M·A·C Pro, Robertson, 310-271-9137 the Defining Collection, $24, Chop Chop, 323464-8100; Salon Plush, 310-9150859 M·A·C Blush in Swoon, $17.50, M·A·C, Hollywood & Highland, 323-4655030, maccosmetics.com

Cargo Bronzer Medium Matte Bronzer, $26, Sephora, Century City, 310-843-0123; sephora.com



“For Jessica’s look, I used Electra from M·A· Con her lid with a warm brown in her crease, and Smolder eyeliner smudged out with a charcoal shadow. On her lip, I used Revlon Midnight Swirl Taupe-less gloss, Cargo bronzer for a glow, and M·A· C blush in Swoon.” —Makeup Artist Lauren Anderson / Celestine Agency

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BEAUTY ingredient: AÇai

gENLUXshop Pronounced ah-SIGH-ee, this purple “super berry” grows on a variety of palms found in the rain forest of the Brazilian Amazon. The açai berry contains high levels of those all-important antioxidant anthocyanins, along with omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, fiber, and iron, as well as many other vitamins and minerals. But you don’t have to go trekking in the rain forest to search for this powerful fruit— we’ve done the work for you. Following is a handy compilation of products with the power of açai. – Dawn Shand Johnson

Sweet Beauty Berry Pretty Açai, Pomegranate, Blueberry, and Chocolate Facial Scrub, $25, sweetbeautyspa.com

Made with açai berry and other antioxidant-rich superfruits and botanicals, Sambazon Amazon Energy organic energy drink has no refined sugars or artificial chemicals. $1.99, Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360; sambozon.com

NV Perricone MD Super Berry Powder with Açai Dietary Supplement is made with loads of berries and açai; it helps maintain and promote cell health. $50, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; sephora.com Pure Inventions Signature Line Antioxidant Fruit Extracts in Pomegranate with Acai Berry is a great supplement to any diet. $41, amazon.com Fresh Sugar Açai Age-Delay Body Cream is enriched with açai oil, vitamins A and C, essential fatty acids, and skin-smoothing sugar. $65, Blue Mercury, 310-553-4440; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Pangea Organics Facial Mask in Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry is good on the inside and the outside—plant the box and you’ll have your own Genovese sweet basil plant. $34, Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360; pangeaorganics.com La Prairie Anti-Aging Longevity Serum contains açai and natural beauty extracts from all seven continents; it aims to increase the lifespan of the cell. 50ml, $210, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Tarte Glam Gams Bronzing Leg Stick with Tarte’s t5 super fruit complex berry boost, $21, Sephora, Santa Monica, 310-395-3460, sephora.com Nelson J Brazilian Natural Hair Treatment Mask with Açai is great for damaged hair. Once the treatment is massaged into the hair, clients can sip the signature Nelson J Açai Elixir while positioned under a heat lamp. $50, Nelson Amazonia Nutrients Wearable Styling J Salon, 350 N. Treatment with Açai restores, restyles, and Bedford, Beverly Hills, rebalances; it contains no parabens, artificial colorants, 310-274-1553, or artificial fragrances, and partial proceeds go to toward nelsonjbeauty.com; rainforest preservation. $15.95, Studio at Fred Segal, amazonianutrients.com 310-394-8509; amazonianutrients.com

Borba Age Defying Discovery System has it all: Açai/ Elastin Fiber Skin Restorative Treatments, Cleanser, Concentrate, Rejuvenator, Wrinkle Shield SPF15, and Wrinkle Repair. $48, borba.com; sephora.com

Enbrightenment BriteSmile® Whitener & Tarte Lipgloss is a double-ended whitening and brightening wand. The lip gloss end contains Tarte’s t5 super-fruit-infused mint-scented lip gloss, available in radiant red and pearly pink, while the brightening wand contains BriteSmile’s teeth-whitening formula. $26, tartecosmetics.com; sephora.com “Açai is in a category of botanical antioxidants that includes coffee berry, resveratrol from red wine, and others. I really believe they are the next big things in skin care. They are many times more potent in their antioxidant capabilities than vitamins, and are able to protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and other environmental assaults in unique ways. The medical literature is starting to reflect this trend, with a couple dozen studies published now on açai (though there are more than 2,000 papers on resveratrol). The use of these compounds in oral-supplement form remains a bit speculative at this time, though.” —Dr. Richard Baxter, chief medical officer, Calidora Spa

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One-stop travel shop Flight 001 will have you ready for takeoff—and coming back for more. BY shannon bowen

Flight 001, 8235 W. Third St, Los Angeles, California 90048 Red Eye Pak: Eye mask, earplugs, Jao lip balm, LA Fresh hydrating lotion towelette, dental refresher, Chiclets, and a bookmark, $18 Flight Passport Holder with transparent side pockets and personal data card, $16

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” So said Robert Louis Stevenson, who really did move, leaving his native Scotland to venture all over the globe. But Stevenson didn’t have to stuff his cologne and pomade into a plastic bag and walk barefoot through airport security. Today, the inconvenience of flying is enough to send any adventurer in search of something that will restore ease and pleasure to the travel experience. But for the design-savvy traveler, the pickings are slim. There are plenty of iPod cases and over-the-door toiletry bags to be had, but most travel goods are utilitarian at best— unless you’re shopping at Flight 001. Flight 001 (pronounced “flight one”), a one-of-a-kind travel store that carries everything from Samsonite Black Label luggage to peppermint hand sanitizer, is the brainchild of business partners who, while flying from New York to Paris in 1998, decided they’d spent way too much time preparing for their journey.

Point A to Point B but wants to do so in comfort and style—even when it comes to those pesky plastic bags. “We try to be ahead of the new regulations,” John says. “Even when the Ziploc bag thing came into play, we immediately went out to find the coolest Ziploc. And traveling is difficult now, so we’re trying to make it more comfortable, with the blankets and the pillows and the slippers.” Blankets and pillows and slippers indeed: From a 100% natural Scottish cashmere throw that’s lush enough to double as a cozy wrap, to a leopard-print neck rest, to a pair of pink cashmere slippers housed in a silk drawstring pouch, the items on offer at Flight 001 are enough to make you settle in and enjoy the ride. But Flight 001 isn’t just about what it dubs “jet comfort.” It’s also about organization and efficiency, both of which are key to any well-planned getaway.

“Five hours later, it was all pretty much done,” says co-founder Brad John, who, like his Flight 001 partner, John Sencion, has a design background. “Our focus was really to bring a different dimension to travel products. First of all, it was to have everything under one roof, and it was also to appeal to a much more cool customer—you know, like our friends from Seventh Avenue.”

One of the company’s most innovative products is Spacepak, an exclusive packing-bag system that maximizes space and keeps clean clothes separate from dirty laundry. “If someone’s buying luggage, we try to show them the merit of this system. I swear, they all come back to buy more components and to buy for all their friends,” says John. “Once you travel with it, you really do become obsessed.”

The concept took off, and the company now has seven U.S. locations, one in Dubai, and more in the works—all designed like retro airplane cabins.

With Flight 001 obsessing over how to best fulfill your travel needs, you can focus on enjoying yourself. After all, as the saying goes, life is about the journey, not the destination.

Considering how challenging travel has become since Flight 001’s inception, the store is a boon to anyone who needs to get from

Flight 001, 8235 W. Third St, Los Angeles, 90048; 323-966-0001; flight001.com

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Long on fashion and short on attitude, Violetgrace is putting the fun back in shopping. BY shannon bowen

Violetgrace, 7021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90038, 800-540-0018

Tucked away on the up-and-coming stretch of Melrose Avenue just east of La Brea is a charming little shop that’s still a bit of a secret—but it won’t be for long. Violetgrace, with its quaint black-and-white pinstriped awning and elegant but cozy interior (look out for the black crystal chandelier—you’re going to want to take it home) is another sign of the gentrification that’s been happening all over Melrose. “I love this neighborhood, so I wanted to do something here,” says owner Dorit Wolf, a petite brunette powerhouse with an easy laugh, a quick wit, and a voice you could hear above any crowd. “I feel very at home. And it’s also the friendliest neighborhood; all the shopkeepers know each other.” Staying true to the neighborhood’s character, Wolf is taking Violetgrace, which opened in August, in an artsy—but not snooty—direction, hosting shows with works by local artists and decorating the boutique with unusual, original pieces. “I think it would be awesome to have LA designers who nobody knows, and give people a place—a forum—for their art, whatever variety it is,” Wolf says. “A gallery doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.” But even if you can’t tell your Manets from your Monets, the clothes on offer make Violetgrace worth a trip. A quick look around the shop reveals Wolf’s keen eye. There are casual-chic Bibelot cashmere sweaters with leather embellishments, an effortless black sequin cocktail dress from New York’s Walter, and lacy underthings from Flora Nikrooz. There are also must-have James Jeans, flirty little day-toevening sheath dresses from Fluet (perfect for travel), and casual duds by Young Fabulous & Broke.

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Doing a quick show-and-tell around the boutique, Wolf— who describes her own personal style as “sexy and a lot of black and gray; my friend just said I look like a Jewish mom going to a funeral”—demonstrates a passion for picking out beautiful pieces. “Literature Noir—it’s such a great name, and it’s such a sexy line!” she enthuses. “And Chulo Pony—they have really awesome, super-interesting stuff. And Green Dragon, which is the best basics line—it’s soft, cottony, just really comfortable loungewear.” But the clothes aren’t the only draw: shopping at Violetgrace is just plain fun. The friendly staff is like the girlfriends you wish you had, happy to lend a hand and give you an honest opinion. In a town rife with uppity salespeople, that’s refreshing. After all, coming out of the dressing room can be hard enough, even without a room full of attitude. Considering Wolf’s take on the boutique business, it’s not a surprise that the vibe at Violetgrace is one of casual camaraderie. “I love fashion, I love clothing,” she says. “I come in, have fun, make the world pretty.” 7021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 800-540-0018; violetgrace.com





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Adriana Lima might be the quintessential 21st-century supermodel. She’s got it all: the friendly vivaciousness of the girl next door, the coveted physique of—what else?—a Victoria’s Secret runway star, and an international allure she owes to her multicultural heritage (she’s a native of Brazil, but her ancestry is French, Portuguese, Native American, and Caribbean). Exotic as she might be, however, she is no stranger to American shores. Not only is she one of Victoria’s Secret’s most famous faces (and bodies), Lima has to her credit high-fashion magazine covers, her own fragrance (Secrets), and a major color cosmetics contract with Maybelline. Not surprisingly, she has been photographed by some of the fashion industry’s most famous lensers including Gilles Bensimon, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, and Ellen von Unwerth. She’s even a star on what is arguably one of the most significant measures of fame today, YouTube, where her buzzed-about Victoria’s Secret commercial for Super Bowl XLII has been viewed more than 50,000 times—and counting. –Shannon L. Bowen When you’re in LA where do you…

Mac, some DVDs—I love Ugly Betty, so my past few trips were spent watching Season 1. I also love dramas, so I’ll watch any drama on DVD.

Have drinks? Bar Marmont is nice, and so is the Stone Rose Lounge. I also like the restaurant Dominick’s. It’s not a bar, but the bar is relaxed, and the bartenders are wonderful. Get gorgeous? Ona Spa [on Beverly Boulevard in LA] Go for a hike/walk? Venice Beach

FAVORITES IN LA Place to shop: Victoria’s Secret at The Grove, of course! Museum: The Getty Beaches: Venice Beach and Malibu Neighborhood: West Hollywood

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Favorite time of year: Whenever it’s cold in New York!

ON AND OFF THE PLANE What’s in your carry-on? Plenty of magazines. I always have National Geographic, and it may sound strange, but I love reading the airline magazines— they always have great features on various places, so they’re a super resource to plan a getaway. Queen Helene cocoa butter [hand lotion] is great; it absorbs easily, and it’s natural. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm and Blistex Medicated [lip ointment] in the white tube, not the balm. My iPod, my

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What are your packing essentials? Face mist; Evian makes a small atomizer with water that is great to give my skin a quick spritz. Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Kiss Perfume, lipstick, and my favorite jeans and T-shirts. Evian Brumisateur What packing essentials Facial do you recommend for Spray, friends visiting LA? A Victoria’s Secret swimsuit 1.7oz, for the beach, sunglasses, $5.50, sandals, and a cashmere Evian.com scarf for chilly nights What’s the first thing you do to unwind? Play music and take off my shoes How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I like to order flowers for my room, and light candles. Candles that smell of lavender are my favorite. And any flowers will do, but I love peonies. How do you look refreshed after a long flight? I drink as much water as possible during the flight and use my face mist.

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What do you wish LA had that New York has? Greater diversity in a smaller area What do you wish New York had that LA has? Warmer days during the winter Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $3, Flight 001, 323-966-0001



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