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HASHTAG: TIMEOFMYLIFE Katie Cassidy from the CW’s Arrrow on growing up Cassidy. LADY SINGS THE HUES Summer’s bright makeup trends via makeup artist Iris Moreau. WHEN NIKKI MET RICHIE We photograph fashion duo Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora BREAKING HUES Photog Verity Smith captures the season’s colorful looks. OFF TO THE RACES We head to Santa Anita Park to shoot the season’s denim looks. TALITHA STYLE We’re inspired by Talitha Getty’s fashion style of the late 60s. SUNNY SIDE UP We head to Turks & Caicos with the latest sunnies in tow.
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Chriselle Lim: Ready for summertime Amanda Eliasch: Best-dressed girls for summer Jetsetter: Aussie jeweler Samantha Wills Interior Motives: Unique gifts for dad! Laura Dunn: Can’t live without... Shop for a Cause: Fashion + Philanthropy Closet Desires: Fall 2014 Preview Closet Desires: Denim Babe Closet Desires: Sporty Chic Out-of-Towner: Alex Gilbert Gaines
Lisa Wayne: Our beauty editor’s faves Profile: Dr Chiu Beauty News: Power Launch Fragrances: Summer Scents
Gift Guide: Happy Father’s Day! Profile: Madahi Travel: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
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Publisher / Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Associate Publisher: Bryna Makowka Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Fashion Director: Laura Dunn Fashion+Style Director: Chriselle Lim Senior Beauty Editor: Lisa Wayne Food+Wine Editor: Jeff Lipsman Philanthropy Editor: Catherine Williams Associate Editor: Emily Hassard Director of Events: John Sugrue / OCLA Events National Advertising Director: Alan Thavisouk VP of Advertising: Rhonda Zakhor Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Assistant to Editor in Chief: Elodie Daspergruber Contributing Editors: Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Sherryl White, Cheryl Woodcock, Contributing Photographers: Marc Baptiste, Megan Batson, Corina Marie Howell, Tracey Morris, Yoshi Ohara, Verity Jane Smith, Shelli Wright Public Relations: The Valentine Group, LA Intern: Emily Del Sesto Summer Issue ©2014 by Genlux Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from Genlux Magazine. To advertise: Contact Cecilia@genlux.com or call 310-275-5700
Photography: Tracey Morris Stylist: Holly Copeland Makeup: Uzo Ukaeje, NARS lead Int’l Makeup Artist Hair: Lea Journo, Crosby Carter Mgmt Katie Cassidy in Stella McCartney, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
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Missoni dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211
GENLUX Samia with Lydia Hearst, host of our Genlux issue release party, May 3, 2014
t’s summer in Beverly Hills—my favorite time of year! In this issue we bring you lots of insightful interviews, creative editorial shoots, a father’s gift guide, best summer fragrances, sporty looks, denim highlights, and a Fall 2014 trends preview. Genluxers, you are officially in the inner circle! If you’re not sure where to go on vacation this summer, you should consider the marvelous Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii, where I visited a few months ago. The resort’s scenery will take your breath away, and they offer an incredible array of activities. (p112) I’ll be spending part of this summer on the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain. I’ve been to Ibiza a number of times, but never had the chance to explore Palma de Mallorca until now. I’m really looking forward to it, and hope to have lots to share with you in a coming issue. Recently I came across some pretty cool hand-drawn designs for your face and body called BeautyMarks by Kate. All gold, you wear them like actual beauty marks. So sexy! I’ll post some pictures on my Instagram wearing them. Can I offer up a few words of thanks? I want to thank the beautiful actress Katie Cassidy and designer Nikki Lund for gracing this issue. These two talented and philanthropic women, along with all the gorgeous models, make our pages sing. We also want to thank all the amazing and talented photographers who contribute to Genlux over and over again. I know for a fact that they love working with our talented creative director, Stephen Kamifuji. A true gem, we are so lucky to have him. As for the words on our pages, there’s no better copyeditor in publishing than the brilliant Larry Lederman. Of the hundreds of grammatical errors our writers make, he catches 99.99 percent of them. (Note: if you find any errors please direct your complaints to him). And lastly, a little 411 on the fall issue: I’ll touch on a new passion of mine— meditation. I was lucky enough to meet this amazing spiritual lady, Shivangi Sutra, who taught me a few inspirational lessons. I can’t wait for you to meet her through our pages. There will be more stories to unveil plus an unusual release party. Stay tuned, mes amis! Bisous à tous!
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MOCA’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA PRESENTATION BY LOUIS VUITTON PHOTOS BY GETTY IMAGES AND BILLY FARRELL AGENCY
Patrons and supporters of MOCA flocked to the Geffen Contemporary at to celebrate MOCA’s 35th anniversary, its new director, Philippe Vergne, and the opening of the Mike Kelley exhibition. The event raised $2.4 million to support the museum’s operations. Presented by Louis Vuitton, the anniversary gala drew guests from the worlds of art, design, architecture, fashion, film, and music. More than 100 artists were in attendance including returning and newly elected artist trustees John Baldessari, Mark Grotjahn, Barbara Kruger and Cathy Opie. In attendance were Gala Chairs Eli and Edye Broad, Lilly Tartikoff Karatz and Bruce Karatz, and Maurice Marciano, Honorary Gala Chairs Larry Gagosian and Eugenio Lopez, Dinner Chairs NJ Goldston and Mark Goldston, Carolyn Powers and Sutton Stracke, new MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, his wife, Sylvia Chivaratanond, together with MOCA Trustees Kathi and Gary Cypres, Cliff and Mandy Einstein,
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David and Susan Gersh, Lenore Greenberg, Edward and Julie Minskoff, Steven Roth, Fred and Carla Sands
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LANVIN AND THE FOUNDATION FOR LIVING BEAUTY HOST A FASHION BENEFIT PHOTOS BY WIREIMAGE
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The Foundation for Living Beauty hosted its third annual fashion fundraiser to raise awareness for the Los Angeles–based nonprofit. Amie Satchu, the charity’s founder and board chair, welcomed LA’s tastemakers into her home for an evening of celebration presented by LANVIN. Guests included Emma Roberts, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Olivia Munn, Ashley Madekwe, Jennifer Morrison and Cecile Andrau Martel. The evening featured an exclusive West Coast fashion show of LANVIN Hiver 2014 Women’s Pre-Collection, with hair and makeup by sponsors Warren Tricomi salon and Stila cosmetics. Guests enjoyed edibles and drinks provided by Katsuya and Eveleigh. DJ Nick Ansom spun through the night with a special DJ set by Hannah Bronfman.The event benefitted the foundation’s mission to empower women coping with cancer.
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In celebration of our Genlux spring/summer fashion issue, host and cover girl Lydia Hearst welcomed guests to the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly HIlls. The event was sponsored by Nicole Miller, who treated guests to a fashion presentation of their Spring/Summer 2014 collection modeled by gorgeous girls from Wilhelmina Models. Attendees sipped on Svedka cocktails, refreshing Peroni Beer and Hint Fizz water. DJ Shy had the crowd moving into the night.
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YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT PHOTOS BY FAYE SADOU
The Youth for Human Rights International celebrity benefit at Beso restaurant brought out some of the biggest names in Hollywood to award individuals for their tireless work to bring awareness to the issues of human trafficking. Terry Crews, Jason Dohring, Danny Masterson and Jennifer Aspen were several of the presenters who were on hand to honor the human-rights heroes. Other attendees included Mary Shuttleworth, Jenna Elfman, Johnathon Schaech, Joanna Krupa, Charlotte Ross, Lane Garrison, Daphne Wayans, Beth Riesgraf,
Sarah Erhlich, Jenna Elfman
Chris Masterson, Ian Anthony Dale, Lindsey McKeon, James Barbour, Kerri Kasem, John Gammon, Laura Linda Bradley, Michael DeLorenzo, Costa Ronin, Amelia Rose Blaire
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Enjoy my picks and let me know what you think! –Samia Arslane Erès power in Glitter/Flashdance strapless one-piece, $415, Erès, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008;
Erès Mouna string bikini top, $145; Malou string bikini bottom, $145, Erès, Beverly Hills, 310-246-1008;
Hermès Maxibox bag, $9750, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440, hermes.com
Aurélie Bidermann 18K gold Chivor necklace, sapphire glass medallion with ruby stones on chain, $3705, Just One Eye, LA, 888-563-6858, justoneeye.com
Roger Vivier Chips burgundy satin flat sandal with rhinestone buckle, $825, Roger Vivier, South Coast Plaza, 714-435-0015
Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos ring featuring diamonds set in 18K white gold, $59,000, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161, VanCleefArpels.com
Balmain bleached light-grey stretch cotton denim ribbed Moto jeans, $1555, Barneys New York, LA, 323-7615255; balmain.fr
Tommy Hilfiger SS14
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Marie France Van Damme metallic silk blend A-line skirt, $550, mariefrancevandamme.com
Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit body shower gel, $52, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440, hermes.com
BeautyMarks, hand-drawn designs by Kate. Cut the dots out and wear them like actual beauty marks near your mouth, on your back…the possibilities are as endless as your imagination, mrkate.com
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LOVE THESE! READY FOR A SUNNY SUMMER? Mara Hoffman Divine Maillot, $246, shopbop.com
Prada Sunnies, $330, Select Prada Boutiques, prada.com
Zimmerman, Haze Cross-Stitch Wrap Top, $3 1 0 , Zimmermann, LA, 310-285-9680
Denim M Missoni, $1245, , at o C Weave om m-missoni.c
7 For All ManKind, Malhia Kent Jacket, $650, 7forallmankind.com
Westward Leaning Matte Frost-Blue Mirror sunnies, $180, westwardleaning.com
7 For All Mankind Authentic Pacific Cove Josefina Boyfriend jeans, $225, 7forallmankind.com
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Astars dress, $152, astarswomen.com, Pluma earrings, $110, pluma-italia.com
Photography: Marc Baptiste / marcbaptiste.com Stylist: Holly Copeland / hollycopeland.com Makeup: Ashleigh Louer / TheMagnetAgency.com Hair: Lea Journo / CrosbyCarterMgmt.com using Mirroir Glossing Cream and LumiĂ¨re Illuminating Moisturizer Manicure: Elisa Wishan / The Rex Agency using Gelish and Chanel Location: Special thanks to Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Katie Cassidy is happier now than she’s ever been. With a hit television show, Arrow, a successful blog, tomboykc.com, and a life devoted to giving back through her favorite charity, HELP Malawi, who can argue? Stephen ChriStopher chats with the actress from her getaway in St. Barts and finds out how her life’s been growing up Cassidy. Photography by Marc Baptiste Styled by Holly Copeland HOLIDAY SUMMER/ 2014 2013 GENLUX 27 83
Valentino coat, $4490, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Triangl top and bottom, $55, triangl.com Suzanne Kalan ring, $6200, suzannekalan.com Marion Ayonote Couture heel, $650, ayonote.com Longchamp bag, $260, Longchamp South Coast Plaza, 714-436-1963
Oscar De La Renta floral gown, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
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hashtag: timeofmylife @KatieCassiDy “The first time I found out I was the daughter of someone famous came on a school playground in the third grade,” Katie Cassidy tells me from her hotel room in St. Barts. “I was showing one of my best friends a picture of me and my dad during recess. Her mom, who was the yardaid, happened to come over just as we were looking at the picture. She was like, ‘Oh my God! This is your dad?’ I said yes, and she said, ‘Hold on a second, let me borrow this picture.’ So she takes the picture and runs over to the other yard-aids and teachers. Meanwhile, my friend and I don’t have a clue as to what’s going on. So then she comes back and says, ‘Do you know who your dad is? I have pictures of him all over my wall!’ It was so weird—and it’s still bizarre to me. It’s always a strange, surreal thing, but it’s my reality.” Hard to believe, but to date, Katie’s yet to catch a full episode of T he Partridge Family, the 70s hit television show that propelled her dad, David Cassidy, to worldwide superstardom. It’s David who offered Katie these words of wisdom: ‘Never stop evolving and learning. Continue to go to class and get coaching because you’ll only get better.’ “It’s the best advice I’ve ever gotten because there’s always more to learn, and as an actor you want to be able to change. That’s when you force yourself out of the box—out of the comfort zone—and allow for growth.” Currently, the 27-year-old California beauty stars on the CW’s hit show Ar row, where she plays assistant district attorney Laurel Lance. The show is based on superhero characters from comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics. Since 2009, she’s starred on three other CW series: Super natural, Melrose Place and Gossip Girl, and one show on CBS, Harper’s Island. Along with acting, Katie says her other passion is fashion.
She and best friend Lynsey Eaton she started tomboyKC.com. “It’s a fashion blog for the modern-day woman—a fusion between masculine and feminine things. It’s about expressing oneself through the creativeoutlet of fashion. Oh, and our blog is shoppable.” When it comes to fashion, Katie, who counts Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, and Helmut Lang as her favorite designers, likes to mix it up. I’ll take a skirt and a baggy tee, and pair them with some pumps or wedges—like those really amazing ones from Phillip Lim.” Or she’ll pair boyfriend jeans with a button-down, or, right now, she’s favoring a pastel pink, structured Alexander Wang corseted piece and his white heel sandals. “That and a clutch…and you’re good to go!” Her most embarrassing fashion moment was (what else?) a boob wardrobe malfunction. “I must have been 19 and I borrowed my friend’s dress to go to a red-carpet event. She was fuller in the breast area, so she gave me some cutlets to wear. Well, the next day you could see in the pictures that the cutlet is actually coming out. I was so embarrassed.” The optimistic blonde turns serious to share about H.E.L.P (Hope, Educate, Love, Protect) Malawi, the nonprofit that gives school children, most of whom who are HIV positive, the tools and education they need to live a better life. “I’ve been a part of this charity for the past seven years. The lack of water over there is sad; it’s a tragedy. I helped raise money to build a medical center, library and church and spent some time with them to plant a garden. Now they have this garden to eat from. I also designed a few pieces of jewelry on my trip over there that can be purchased on the website helpchildren.org, with 100% of the proceeds going to this foundation.” So there she is—riding high on a successful acting career and fashion blog, sitting on a beach in St. Barts…how bad could life be? “I literally keep hashtagging, ‘timeofmylife.’ I’m having so much fun. Surrounding myself with so many great people who give off positive energy. I think right now is the happiest time in my life. I’m doing things I never dreamt of doing. I’m having a blast!” G
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Bec & Bridge dress, becandbridge.com.au Jimmy Choo heel, $595, jimmychoo.com Isharya earrings, $128, isharya.com
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Yigal Azrouel zipper-front dress, $890, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Charles Albert choker, $135, charlesalbert.com, Isharya ring, $88, isharya.com Jimmy Choo heel, $775, jimmychoo.com
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Photography by Corina Marie Howell Styled by Sarah Kinsumba
lady sings the hues Makeup artist Iris Moreau digs deep into the Pantone book to bring you summerâ€™s hottest beauty colors!
Photographer: Corina Marie Howell / CorinaMarie.com Stylist: Sarah Kinsumba / SarahKStylist.com Models: Masha / PhotogenicsMedia.com Makeup: Iris Moreau / One Represents using CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Velvet Hair: Kylee Heath / The Wall Group Manicure: Lia Smith / email@example.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Cameo palm print dress, $190, fashionbunker.com Pluma Italia resin collar, $120, pluma-italia.com Kuumba gold butterfly earrings, $600, Fred Segal, West Hollywood, 323-655-9500 Michael John Jewelry band, michaeljohnjewelry.com Kat Florence gold ring with green stone, $20,000, gemguys.com/ katflorence
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Guishem dress, osgalleryla.com Tebazile gold ladder drop earrings, $200, Tebazile jewelry, 323-876-8947, tebazile.com Baccarat statement ring, $565, us.baccarat.com Amrapali set of two gold bangles, $7000, amrapalijewels.com Isharya pyramid luxe flat statement cuff, $188, isharya.com Kat Florence gold cuff with green stone $29,000, gemguys. com/katflorence
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Keepsake asymetric dress, $160, LIT Boutique, litboutique.com Sazingg yellow and ruby pavÃ© double snake earrings, $1560, sazingg.com Tebazile wire coiled cuffs, $220 each, Tebazile Jewelry, 323-876-8947, tebazile.com
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Photography: Tracey Morris / TraceyMorris.com Stylist: Rafael Linares / ONE Represents Makeup: Su Han / Dew Beauty for Clarif Hair: Paul Desmarre / Opus Beauty using Number 4 haircare Manicure: Carla Kay / CloutierRemix.com Digital Tech: Robert Morris; Photo Assistant: Christian Shenouda Location: The Gary Johns house represented by Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions / 7007LosTilos.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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In 2012, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora teamed up with designer Nikki Lund with the goal of creating fashionâ€™s next big powerhouse. We recently photographed the pair at the home of LA artist Gary Johns and sent STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER to discover why Nikki Rich is more than a just a label livinâ€™ on a prayer.
On Nikki Lund limited-edition cover: Red Chagoury Couture gown with scalloped design handruched tulle over nude mesh, $8175, Chagoury Couture, Beverly Hills, 310-903-9612 Glynneth B swarovski flower crystal cuff and earrings, glynnethb.com This page: Valentino dress, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Prada pink satin and gemstone sandal, $1450, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-228-1400 Margaret Rowe art nouveau enamel bracelet, $350, margaretrowe.com
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Nikki Rich custom made black and white tulle dress and black lace bolero, $4500, nikkirichclothing.com
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when nikki met richie Nikki Lund rummages through a box of old family photos and yanks out a few of her with Kim Kardashian. “We were best friends for many years,” Nikki tells me in the dining area of her Calabasas home. “Here’s some when we’re around 10, and in this one we’re about 16.” Who’d have figured back then, that this year Kim would end up marrying one of the world’s most famous rappers at a castle in Italy, or that Nikki would be partners on a successful fashion line with none other than Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi? Nikki leads me to the modern kitchen of the large two-story, four-bedroom home to finish our interview. I accept her offer to stay for dinner and she whips up a yummy tilapia cooked in wine, lemon and caper sauce with steamed eggplant on the side. I don’t have the heart to say I hate eggplant—fortunately—because hers turns out delicious. On the walls there’s polished Venetian plaster and the décor is Bohemian chic. Roaming the kitchen are a black cat named Jet, a Yorkie named Ziggy, and Jeff, Nikki’s friend and fellow musician for 14 years. In the back there’s a huge yard with pool and tropical garden filled with king palms. The first thing we all want to know is—aside from being partners on their Nikki Rich fashion line, are Nikki and Richie romantically linked? “No!” Nikki says emphatically. Next, I ask how their partnership came about. “About seven years ago, Richie had been wearing my designs and his agent asked if I would make him some custom clothes, so I did. We didn’t meet for about a year and a half, and then, when we did meet, we ended up creating music and clothes, and worked together on my other line, Eccentric Symphony.” In 2012 the pair started Nikki Rich fashion, that’s now sold in hundreds of stores in the U.S., in Japan, and soon in Australia. The pair also recorded a yet-to-be-released album where they both sing and play instruments. The album’s first single, T his is It, featuring Nikki’s sharp vocals, is already being played in 38 countries. So, aside from the obvious connections to be had by partnering with rock-star royalty, what’s the upside of being 50/50 partners with Richie? “He’s a creative force. He has a great business mind that can dissect a situation and get right to the heart of the matter. Also, we’re friends…and it’s nice to have a guy’s perspective on our fashion.” The success of Nikki Rich has the duo working on a new men’s line, Crome, launching next year. It’s a celebrity-driven brand that musicians like Brad Paisley, Jon Bon Jovi and Blake Shelton have been wearing. “Blake’s awesome, a big supporter, and we’ve been doing all his clothes for T he Voice and his tour.” On the Nikki Rich side, there’s a celeb list too. “Carrie Underwood, Kate Beckinsale, Demi Lovato, Cameron Diaz, oh my gosh, we’ve had everyone…Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus—the list goes on and on.” When I ask Nikki if her passion is designing fashion or creating music, she explodes into a non-stop dissertation. “Both. They’re catalysts for each other. Fashion imitates music, and music imitates fashion. If you look at anyone—from Lou Reed to Betsey Johnson to the Velvet Underground—fashion was the music and music was the fashion. Look at what Betsey gave Lou by making his pants crotch
longer. Lou, without Betsey’s fashion, would not have been able to express what he wanted to say in his songs. Or take David Bowie’s 70s character Ziggy Stardust, and you understand that his fashion was his music. Then there’s the Grateful Dead and the Deadheads and tie-dye and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Everything becomes an intertwined brand at some point. Think about Vivienne Westwood and punk music. Punks would not be punks without Vivienne— she made punk viable chic. Alexander McQueen added more of a romance to punk music by bringing in the plaids. As you can tell, I’m equally passionate about both music and fashion.” One of four children, Nikki Lund was born in Palm Springs in 1982. Her father, of Swedish descent, is a doctor, an endodontist. And Mom? “Mom is an artist and the quintessential woman. She’s always a kind lady who never loses her temper or her dignity. She’s a woman of her word. My parents are a success story—they’ve been married for 35 years, and I think a lot of that is because my mom was, and is, a really good, church-going woman who always supported my dad—she was always about the family.” The Reader’s Digest version of the young Nikki Lund story goes something like this: After a series of unfortunate events that included being severely bullied at school, a serious battle with anorexia, and a horrible car accident (that Nikki claims took her life), Nikki’s mom relented to let her take the High School proficiency exam, leave school at 14, and move to New York. There, she lived with friend Bijou Phillips. Yes, folks, New York at 14, and yes, Bijou Phillips. “I think at that point, my dad was like, ‘I always knew you would be fine but you were just always going to do your own thing—even from the time you were two years old. There was really no telling you what to do, or how to do it.’” Two years later Nikki returned to LA to begin her fashion career. Besides growing into a successful designer and businesswoman, Nikki has a charitable heart that extends into two camps. The Art of Elysium, for whom she donates the most time, and, as a staunch advocate of anti-bullying, she’s committed to helping Boo2Bullying.org—a nonprofit that seeks to create an initiative to help eliminate bullying by imposing automatic punishments. For Nikki, everything is falling into place. The music. The fashion. The charity. The stable life. She pauses to reflect on her current happiness. “My parents are very proud of me. I talked to my dad yesterday and he said, ‘I love you so much and I’m so proud of you and I was in Starbucks and I told someone you were my daughter and they knew who you were!’ Yeah, he’s proud of me… for sure.” G
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Nikki in the living room of the Gary Johns house in the Outpost area of the Hollywood Hills wearing a Haney sequin dolman sleeve top, $1540, shophaney.com Nikki Rich uralite leather tie pants, $650, Nordstroms Carmen Steffens peep-toe platform sandal, $304, Carmen Steffens at Hollywood&Highland, 323-466-2459 carmensteffens.com Nikki on stairway: Johanna Johnson gold textured gown, johannajohnson.com Artwork by Gary Johns available at SaatchiArt.com
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Herve Leger jacket, $1390, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Chagoury Couture lace shirt, $650, Chagoury Couture, 323-782-9008 Nikki Rich quartz black skirt, $150, Nordstroms stores Coye Nokes sarah tall boot, $625, coyenokes.com Artwork by Gary Johns available at SaatchiArt.com
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Nikki and Richie on the balcony of the Gary Johns house high in the Hollywood Hills wearing a Valentino red dress in floral print organza, $4290; Valentino red leather scallop pump, $895, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103
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Photography by Verity Jane Smith Styled by Monica Cargile
BREAKING HuEs Designers spun the color wheel to hit on some fanciful fashion hues this season. Here, we showcase of few of our favorites.
Photography: Verity Jane Smith / verityjane.com Stylist: Monica Cargile / monicacargile.com Makeup and Hair: Kirsten Simitzi using MAC Cosmetics Model: Artong Arjok / Wilhelmina Models Assistant: Jenna Schreck Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Maria Lucia Hohan Casablanca kaftan, $1339, MariaLuciaHohan.com L.K.Bennett â€˜Vivienâ€™ bootie, $525, lkbennett.com Vintage white and purple snakeskin belts, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 John Hardy earrings, $695; John Hardy cuffs, $1995 each, johnhardy.com
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Salvatore Ferragamo cotton sheer sweater, $1500; Olive cotton bra, $700, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 866-337-7242 Vivienne Westwood Red Label skirt, $435, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 Jimmy Choo Lance peppermint patent leather sandal, $775; Jimmy Choo Candy peppermint and light gold mirror and acrylic bag, $875, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Amrapali diamond and red agate earrings, $1850, amrapalijewels.com Suzanne Kalan chalcedony and diamond cuff, $9000; Suzanne Kalan white moonstone and diamond ring, $7200, suzannekalan.com M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza pavĂŠ stone bangle, $2020, MCLdesign.net
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Van Cleef & Arpels Nil Blanc necklace from the Voyages Extraordinaires collection featuring diamonds, blue and yellow sapphires, emeralds, demantoid garnets and tsavorite garnets set in 18K white gold; Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra earrings featuring three diamond motifs set in 18K white gold, $48,000, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161
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Charlotte Simpson fuchsia jumpsuit, $1385, charlottesimpson.co.uk Amrapali serphnite and diamond earrings, $1628; Amrapali diamond necklace, $45,530; Amrapali bonded gold and diamond necklace, $16,500, amrapalijewels.com M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza pearled pavé bangle, $1705; green pavé eel bangle, $1970; pavé Wings in Flight bangle, $1865; crocodile pavé bangle, $1480; Goddess of the Sea pavé and mint green bangle, Issa London $2010; Large stone spider lace dress, pavé hinge bangle, $1995, Gregory’s, $2310, MCLdesign.net 310-288-0275
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The Sway white leather biker jacket, $749, theswaynyc.com Vionnet silk woven bodysuit, $3531, vionnet.com Christian Louboutin Air Chance multicolored pointtoe slingback, $845, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300 Vintage earrings, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Vivienne Westwood Cote Dâ€™Azur clutch, $685, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021
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Valentino dress, $7500, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Jimmy Choo Mantle suede flower jewel sandal, $1995, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza cuff, $3500, MCLdesign.net John Hardy earrings, $4500, johnhardy.com
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J Mendel sleeveless dress, $2400; Givenchy rose zipshoulder sweatshirt, $1490, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills 310-275-4211 Stella McCartney Beckett envelope clutch, $770, Stella McCartney, LA, 310-273-7051 John Hardy bangles, $1695 each; John Hardy ring, $695, johnhardy.com Vintage bronze necklace; Vintage bronze and pearl necklace, The Way We Wore, 323-937-0878 gorjana Lula Pyramid gold stud earrings, $35, gorjana.com Jimmy Choo Mute neon flame printed elaphe and Nappa leather t-strap sandal, $995, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com.
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Angela on Santa Anita Parkâ€™s track apron wearing a Dolce & Gabbana satin lace print dress, $5775, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Mercura NYC pop art sunglasses, mercuranyc.com DKNY pump, $225, dkny.com
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Photography by Yoshi Ohara Styled by Amy Mach
OFF TO THE RACES
Genlux heads to Santa Anita Park— considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful thoroughbred racetrack —to capture the season’s race-worthy looks Photography: Yoshi Ohara / YoshiOhara.com Stylist: Amy Mach / AmyMach.com Model: Angela Jonsson / Vision Models Makeup Artist: Su Han / Dew Beauty for Clarif Hair: Robert Steinken / Cloutier Remix using Alterna Haircare Photo Assistants: Theodore Dickerson, Tomohisa Imagawa, Tubasa Maruno Post Production: Marcus Christopher / deltagram.eu Location: Special thanks to Pete Siberell / Santa Anita Park Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Angela watches the horses train from Santa Anita Parkâ€™s track apron in a Balmain quilted dress, $2380, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 Joseph Cornelius Gab stretch trouser, $645, joseph-fashion.com Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Regal platform, $1070, Vivienne Westwood, LA, 323-951-0021 Isharya Black Frost Pyramid Luxe flat cuff, $188; Isharya Black Frost Pyramid statement cuff, $198, isharya.com
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On the scale at Santa Anita Parkâ€™s winner circle. Christian Dior denim-colored cotton and silk jacket, $3600; Christian Dior black wool pant, $1500; Christian Dior satin calfskin pump, $1150; Christian Dior Diorganic metal necklace with lacquer finish crystals, $4900, Dior boutiques nationwide, 800-929-DIOR
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Angela at Santa Anita Parkâ€™s Club House entrance wearing a Ports 1961 cotton boyfriend shirt, $675; Ports 1961 coat, $1895; ports1961.com Junya Watanabe denim skirt, $865, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 DKNY leather wedge pump, $275, DKNY stores, dkny.com
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Angela in the saddling barn at Santa Anita Park wearing a Balmain denim bustier dress, $3675, Maxfield, LA, 310-274-8800 Valentino denim flare jeans, $760, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103; South Coast Plaza, 714-751-3300 Jimmy Choo Tarida heel, $695, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza cuffs, $1535 to $4000, MCLdesign.net
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In the Santa Anita Park luxury suite. Salvatore Ferragamo ivory pinstripe blazer and peplum, $2950; Salvatore Ferragamo trouser, $750, select Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, 866-337-7242 Current/Elliott The Perfect Denim Shirt, $198, Bloomingdaleâ€™s, Century City, 310-772-2100 Donna Karan cerulean leather printed lizard sandal, $995, select Donna Karan New York boutiques; holtrenfrew.com
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At the Santa Anita Park Club House entrance. Givenchy denim bustier, $2390; Givenchy denim short ruffle skirt, $1175, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Jerome C. Rousseau nude patent leather bow heel, jeromecrousseau.com
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Angela at the Santa Anita Park horse tunnel in a Valentino blouse, $1190, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103; South Coast Plaza, 714-751-3300 Donna Karan old indigo linen pull-on eyelet lace-up skirt, $1995; Donna Karan luggage leather contour belt, $895, Donna Karan New York boutiques, donnakaran.com; holtrenfrew.com Baccarat Bouchon de Carafe gold ring, $5250, baccarat.com
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Angela at Santa Anita Parkâ€™s walking ring in a Sacai Luck cotton shirt, $7825; Valentino long pleated organza maxi skirt, $5980, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Mercura NYC pop art sunglasses, mercuranyc.com Valentino brown leather sandal, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103; South Coast Plaza, 714-751-3300 Baccarat Bouchon de Carafe ring, $5800, baccarat.com
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Angela in Santa Anita Parkâ€™s grandstand wearing a Barbara Bui jacket with asymmetric cut-out, $4640, select Barbara Bui boutiques, barbarabui.com Zimmermann ringmaster lace top, $680, zimmermannwear.com DKNY Jeans denim crop overalls, $178, select DKNY stores, dkny.com
HOLIDAY SUMMER/ 2014 2013 GENLUX 63 93
Badgley Mischka wrap blouse, $200; white wide-leg pant, $285, Badgley Mischka, Beverly Hills, 310-248-3750 Kuumba gold necklace and Kuumba Autumn Window earrings, Kuumba, LA, 213-248-2299 gorjana gold bangles, $85 each, gorjana.com ETRO gold bangle with red stone, $665, etro.com Kim Mid gold shoe, $259, unitednude.com
Photographer: Megan Batson / MeganBatson.com Stylist: Lisa Cera / SiriusArtists.com Makeup Artist: Patrick Tumey / Celestine Agency using Koh Gen Do cosmetics Hair Stylist: Paul Desmarres / Opus Beauty using Number 4 haircare Model: Caroline Wilson / Two Model Management Photo Assistant: Darren Stone Stylist Assistants: Ashly Andrade, Elodie Daspersgruber Location: Special thanks to the Figueroa Hotel, LA, FigueroaHotel.com Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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In the late 60s, no one epitomized the bitchin’ hippie fashion found in the streets of Marrakech better than Talitha Getty. Here, we take a page from her slouchy-cool style to inspire our shoot at LA’s famed Figueroa Hotel.
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Tory Burch heavy burlap Camille gown, $1695, Tory Burch boutiques Elisabetta Franchi earrings, $147, elisabettafranchi.it Sazingg South Sea pearl and gold ring, $11,500, sazingg.com Laruicci gold crystal optimus cuff, $875; Laruicci gold Roca Pearl ring, $125; Laruicci gold Palacio ring, $275; Laruicci gold Nouveau ring, $138, laruicci.com
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CHANEL tweed dress, $4500, CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005 Pigeons+Stones Magic Carpet oversized cashmereblend scarf, $295, anaimon.com
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Badgley Mischka wrap blouse, $200, navy dot pant, $285, Badgley Mischka, Beverly Hills, 310-248-3750 Pigeons+Stones wool scarf, $295, anaimon.com Carole Shashona Tahitian pearl and black diamond with ruby passion pearl earrings, $7000; Carole Shashona black diamond and tsavorite bracelet, $10,000; Carole Shashona diamond Lotus love-knot ring, $10,400, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Eamz Mika in Anis Mix orange shoe, $299, unitednude.com
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Caroline in the lobby of the Figueroa Hotel, LA, wearing a Fernando Garcia blue Asian strapless gown, $1900, Oxygene Bal Harbour Shops, 305-864-0202 Tory Burch Greta heavy coat, $995, Tory Burch boutiques Maria Francesca Pepe ring, mfpepe.com gorjana assorted gold rings, $65 each; gorjana gold layered necklaces, $115 each, gorjana.com Chic Peek necklace, chicpeek.com Sazingg Carnelian Cabochon tassel earrings, sazingg.com ETRO Lucite bangle with gold hammered inlay, $370, etro.com Gotti Switzerland Xania sunglasses, $310, gotti.ch Harrison Morgan Owl necklace, $320, harrisonmorgannyc.com Greymer black with gold gladiator sandal, greymer.it
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ESCADA Sport Ditalia dress, $495, ESCADA boutiques nationwide Paper London Canyon coat, $1125, paperlondon.com Jimmy Choo Keane strappy sandal, $1995, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com Meira T 14K yellow-gold with white diamonds ring, $925; Meira T 18K rose-gold with rough and white diamonds ring, $3350, meiratboutique.com gorjana rings, $50, gorjana.com Carole Shashona 14K gold tassel necklace, $8600, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400
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Photography by Shelli Wright Styled by Frances Wilson Robinson
SUNNIES SIDE Up Eyewear expert Dan Deutsch hands off his picks for the season’s best sunnies to photographer Shelli Wright and model Bianca Alexa, who head to the sparkling beaches of Turks and Caicos
Photography: Shelli Wright / ShelliWrightPhotoWorks.com Stylist: Frances Wilson Robinson Makeup and Hair: Ann Clift Northcote / Next Miami Eyewear images, Makeup and Hair: Lauren Goodman using Nars and Oribe Model: Bianca Alexa / Next Models Miami Special thanks to Dan Deutsch for selecting the season’s best sunnies Location: Special thanks to Villa Mandalay Turks and Caicos Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji
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Fendi sunglasses, $465, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468 ddOpticalOutlook.com Letarte wide ruffle tri top, $98, Letarte, Malibu, 310-456-2318
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Ted Baker jacket, tedbaker.com Kate Spade necklace, katespade.com Clover Canyon scuba swim bottom, clovercanyon.com Loeffler gladiator sandal, loefflershoes.com
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Masunaga sunglasses, $465, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, West Hollywood, 310-652-9144, ddOpticalOutlook.com Nikki Rich Hacienda dress, $165, nordstrom.com
HOLIDAY SUMMER/ 2014 2013 GENLUX 75 85
Alice & Olivia top, aliceandolivia.com Moschino pant, moschino.com Sophia Webster shoe, sophiawebster.co.uk
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Milly dress, milly.com Sophia Webster shoe, sophiawebster.co.uk
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Clover Canyon swim crop top, clovercanyon.com Robert Rodriguez scuba skirt, robertrodriguez.com Banana Republic belt, bananarepublic.com YSL platform sandal, ysl.com
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Zero G Titanium collectors edition sunnies in brushed silver, $750, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468 ddOpticalOutlook.com Letarte one-piece bandeau, $194, Letarte, Malibu, 310-456-2318
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Milly dress millyny.com
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Nanette Lepore swim, nanettelepore.com Diane von Furstenburg striped shorts, dvf.com Tom Ford Natasya Sunglasses, $389, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, West Hollywood, 310-652-9144, ddOpticalOutlook.com
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Italian Independent in turquoise, $217, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, West Hollywood, 310-652-9144 ddOpticalOutlook.com Letarte one-piece shirred bandeau, $194, Malibu, 310-456-2318
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Marimekko top, Marimekko hat, us.marimekko.com Alice & Olivia pant, aliceandolivia.com YSL platform sandal, ysl.com
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Miu Miu swimwear, miumiu.com MiuMiu sunglasses, $370, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, West Third Street, 323-658-6181, ddOpticalOutlook.com
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Barton Perreira Shirelle sunglasses in black, $395, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468, ddOpticalOutlook.com Letarte wide ruffle tri-top in black, $98, Letarte, Malibu, 310-456-2318
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Tracy Reese cardigan tracyreese.com Harriet Selling swim top, harrietselling.com Marimekko shorts, us.marimekko.com
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M AGA Z I N E
Italian Independent sunglasses in hot pink, $217, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468, ddOpticalOutlook.com Letarte Soleil Toile bandeau, $92, Letarte, Malibu, 310-456-2318
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Saint Laurent classic small sac de jour in black grain de poudre textured leather and silver-toned metal studs, $3450, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-2714110, ysl.com
Charlotte Olympia cast away, $1295, Charlotte Olympia, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1111, charlotteolympia.com Christian Louboutin Martha black leather and mesh ankle bootie, $1495, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300
“Lucky Alhambra” necklace featuring carnelian, tiger’s eye, white and grey mother-of-pearl and malachite set in 18K yellow gold by Van Cleef & Arpels, $17,500, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly HIlls, 310-276-1161, VanCleefArpels.com
Despite becoming addicted to Los Angeles, I love Europe this time of year. I came to my home in London last week in time for Poppy Delevingne ’s wedding at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. Poppy and her sister Cara looked stunning in CHANEL, her makeup done by Charlotte Tilbury. Weddings are what the English do best. Beautiful music in the church, stunning flowers and a tea at Kensington Palace. Cara and many tiny bridesmaids held her train. Afterwards I checked out the Cannes Film Festival, where all talk is about Nicole Kidman and if she’s done justice to Grace Kelly. Nicole is certainly a brilliant actress and looks stunning most of the time, though she does have a quirkier face than the very pretty Grace Kelly. It’s always tricky to imitate another star—to do them justice. I would have done it as a novella, the maid on the scene, a sort of fantasy thriller maybe? After all, Grace Kelly’s life ended tragically. However, despite the press for the film, Nicole awoke us and reminded all of us just how elegant that period was. With this in mind and with The Met supporting the couturier Charles James, I think the glamour of the 1950s and 60s is returning. Pucci, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander McQueen have done justice to the summer dress, making it far more structured and elegant. I tried some on today and fell in love with a Helmut Lang one-shoulder dress with white leather trim. It was so elegant and fitted beautifully. Topped off with gloves from CHANEL and a beret, you could look ravishing being snapped along the Croisette. With my first film, The Gun, the Cake and the Butterfly, being sold at the Festival, I need to be elegant and comfortable. It’s quite a walk in the heat with a long dress from the Carlton Hotel to the Palais. For the evening I fell in love with a long Edwardian chiffon and taffeta dress from Marc Jacobs. Black of course, but with my ankle boots it looks stunning. Different from everybody else’s slinky numbers, but then I am different. I’m moving to a different home in the Los Angeles area—this time back to Beverly Hills. I love the flats, but some neighbors are not for me. MY PICKS FOR BEST-DRESSED GIRLS FOR SUMMER: Amanda Harlech rocks Edwardian glamour Mary Charteris rocks pop street Alice Naylor Leyland rocks daughter-in-law cupcake Belinda Carlisle rocks Kundalini Cameron Diaz rocks fresh clean Cate Blanchett rocks chic Marina Cicogna rocks stark austere sharp Trinny Woodall rocks highstreet Vanessa Hudgens rocks hippy Poppy Delevingne rocks Coachella
“Virevolte” Between the Finger ring featuring diamonds set in 18K white gold by Van Cleef & Arpels, $30,800, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161, VanCleefArpels.com
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Saint Laurent kimono sleeve dress in wool sablé, $2490, Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-4110, ysl.com
Alexander McQueen panther knuckle box clutch in plexi, $2895, alexandermcqueen.com
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HIT THE BEACH
I found a wonderfully curated collection of designer swimwear, caftans and cover-ups at Everything But Water. Choose from Trina Turk, Missoni, Nanette Lepore and others. The sales associates are also customﬁt specialists who know their stuff. Arrive perfectly suited and ready for the beach! Everything But Water, Santa Monica, 424-280-7896
UMMER STYLE is synonymous with travel to chic destinations and warm, romantic nights. Be ready to jet away at a moment’s notice with these new beauty trends. —Lisa Wayne, Senior Beauty Editor
Dior has gone all out for their summer beauty collection. Bold colors of sea blue and vibrant red paired with sandy beige call forth images of the sea. Nail polish names like Yacht, Sailor and Captain make you dream. Pack the eye-shimmers in a pretty ﬁve-piece compact called Transat Atlantique and you’re all set to sail away! Nail polish, $30; Transat 344 Atlantique eye shadow kit, $61, dior.com
Your pale skin is so beautiful—don’t ruin it! Try instead my favorite new routine when you want the perfect tan. Tan Trick Self Tanner gives me a natural-looking, long-lasting, even tan. I ﬁnd it works best if I exfoliate ﬁrst. Isomers Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, $35; Tan Trick Self Tanner, $29, ShopHQ.com, 800-474-6762
Fashion designer Rubin Singer has created something special for summer: gorgeously crafted Lucite toothbrushes in fun colors that pop! Make your everyday routine a work of art. Fluoride-free whitening toothpaste keeps your teeth bright white while you’re away. Super Smile toothbrushes, $15; Whitening Toothpaste, $21, supersmile.com
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ESCAPE TO PANAREA The inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana’s new summer fragrance, Light Blue, is summertime on the Aegean Sea. Think whitewashed villas and orange blossoms under a Mediterranean sun. Transport yourself ! Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Escape to Panarea Pour Femme, 1.7oz Eau de Toilette spray, $75, sephora.com
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Christian Louboutin Bat nude patent leather pump, $845, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300
Known for her ‘Bohemian luxe’ style, Australian-born ex-model Samantha Wills is creative director of her eponymous collection of accessories. Her collection is glamorous, affordable and playful—propelling Samantha onto everyone’s Designers to Watch list. On her popular blog, Samantha’s Wanderlust, she also offers up beauty tips...and much more.
What projects are you working on?
We’re about to release clutches that incorporate our jewelry pendants into the design. We also have an eyewear collection set to launch in stores in October. With all these new divisions, it’s keeping me busy.
What shoes do you bring?
Samantha Wills Fate’s Venture clutch with turquoise stones, $370, samanthawills.com
Samantha Wills Heart Beats In The Sun gold collar necklace, $255, samanthawills.com
Matt Bernson marlow bootie, $198, Matt Bernson, NY, 212-941-7634
A low bootie on board to travel—like Matt Bernson —they’re a staple. I also pack leather sandals, a pair of Havianas (black with a gold logo, always!), nude Christian Louboutin heels, and running shoes. Louis Vuitton! I bought my ﬁrst piece of LV in 2008—it’s literally traveled the world with me—often jammed with weight that no bag should have to endure. I now have the LV weekender and travel wallet. Yep, I’m that person at the airport with all matching luggage; I even judge myself for it!
Your favorite vacation partner?
Louis Vuitton Articles de Voyage Cabas MM tote, $1760; wallet, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
My boyfriend—his thirst for adventure is contagious. Traveling with him guarantees you’ll say yes to everything, and it’s generally unplanned. These types of adventures make the best memories. Name three items you couldn’t leave behind. Lumix GF5 cam-
era, passport, and bikini. How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?
Accessories like a luxe cocktail ring can take your day outﬁt into afterdark or, if you’re in nighttime wear when the sun is up, put on some Bohemian jewelry like burnished metals or some raw stones to tone it down ‘til the moon comes out to play. Black skinny-leg jeans are a versatile staple. Wear with a soft, slouchy-neck t-shirt by day, then simply add a beautifully tailored blazer to instantly tailor the look for evening—Alexander McQueen or Balmain can do no wrong here.
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7 For All Mankind skinny-leg jeans are my go-to. They can be worn as a chic jean with a heel and sequined blazer. I also wear them with a Rag & Bone tee when long-haul traveling because they’re so comfy and keep their shape! What denim?
When I’m in Australia, the easiest place to escape to is Byron Bay. It’s a beautiful little surf town in northern NSW— the most easterly point of Australia—so you get incredible sunrises. The town has the perfect mix of Bohemian and luxury, so you can surf and get sun-kissed in the day, then head out for a relaxed, but luxe dinner and cocktails after sunset.
Where’s your favorite place to escape to?
Rag & Bone boy tee, $160, Rag & Bone, West Hollywood, 424-245-4816, rag-bone.com
I am a devout Tigerlily fan, an Aussie brand that sells around the world. Their ﬁts offer something for everyone. I like the Jodhi bottoms and triangle top. I always travel with a black triangle bikini top, which I sometimes wear under maxi dresses and light cotton tees. What swimwear?
Genlux applauds the designers + brands who donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. Here, our Cat Williams shares a few of them. Kaufmanfranco sanded silk fire jumpsuit, $2195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-2754211
Kaufmanfranco gladiator sequin halter, $3995, Julianne, Montecito, 805-969-7100 KAUFMANFRANCO GIVES TO CITY OF HOPE
The exquisite design house of Kaufmanfranco showed its support of the City of Hope by presenting a fashion show at the annual Spring Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel in New York. The event benefitted lifesaving research, treatment, and education programs for City of Hope. ABC News anchor Amy Robach and Barbara Edelstein, MD received the Spirit of Life Award in recognition of their professional achievements, charitable contributions, and personal commitment to fight women’s cancers.
100 Series watch, $295, at select Michael Kors stores, 855-709-KORS
Jessica tassel necklace, $350, mgemsjewelry.com Bvlgari ceramic and silver pendant, $480, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 BVLGARI DONATES $27 MILLION TO SAVE THE CHILDREN
Bvlgari has made an impassioned commitment to Save the Children with a remarkable donation of over $27 million. With the launch of this divine new ceramic and silver pendant, Bvlgari aims to save 50,000 newborn children and their mothers through life-saving healthcare services in poor, conflict-affected countries and in emergency situations. Bvlgari’s financial commitment significantly improves the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized children in 23 countries. One hundred dollars from the sale of every pendant goes directly to Save the Children.
CARMEN STEFFENS HELPS SAFE PASSAGE Have a great pair of shoes that are just sitting in your closet? Take them to a Carmen Steffens boutique and trade them in to help women in need. All trade-in shoes will be donated to local women’s charities. From June 4–15, Carmen Steffens customers will receive up to $100 off their purchase when they donate a gently worn pair of shoes. Carmen Steffens has donated more than 300 shoes to local women’s charities including Safe Passage, whose focus is on rescuing women and children from domestic violence.
Carmen Steffens high summer nude platform sandal, $274, Carmen Steffens, Hollywood & Highland, 323-466-2459, carmensteffens.com
1 WATCH = 100 MEALS: MICHAEL KORS + UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
The ever fabulous Michael Kors has joined forces with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight global hunger. For every Watch Hunger Stop 100 Series watch sold, WFP will deliver 100 meals to children in need. To date, Michael Kors has delivered over two million meals around the world!
YOUR MGEMS PURCHASE DONATES TO HEALTHY CHILD AND GILDA’S CLUB
GENLUXSHOP SHOP FOR A CAUSE
During a recent trip to Henri Bendel in NYC, I happened upon the trunk show for MGEMS. I instantly fell in love with these gorgeously handcrafted gems. And I was even more excited to learn that MGEMS has had an eye on giving back from the start. Manda Kovar and Melissa Cohen, the adorable duo behind MGEMS, have recently supported both Healthy Child and Gilda’s Club with MGEMS proceeds.
halfthesky.org, RoviMoss Mini Square Crossbody, $295, rovimoss.com ROVIMOSS GIVES 30% TO HALF THE SKY
During the months of June and July, celeb favorite RoviMoss will be donating 30% of proceeds from the sale of all Mini Square Crossbody bags to Half the Sky. Created to enrich the lives of orphaned children in China, Half the Sky provides model programs and caregiver training designed to offer loving, familylike care to children of all ages and abilities. Want to know more about the charity? Go to halfthesky.org
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SERIOUSLY, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT... BY LAURA DUNN (THE FABULOUS365.COM BLOGGER) HEAVEN SCENT
I am walking through an orange grove when the blossoms are in full bloom—the scent of neroli—that’s the virtual experience I had when I had the distinct pleasure of sitting with (and smelling with) Dominic Venton, business director of Roja Parfums. Mr. Venton took me through the entire Roja line and described at great length every note and nuance of each of 32 perfumes for men and women. When we came across the neroli I knew that no one had come close to that complicated and heavenly scent...until now. Using only the finest essential oils, Roja might very well be considered one of the finest perfume houses in the world.They just opened their new boutique at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Please go in and ask for our very own Craig Newman, the new Roja specialist, and tell him you too wish to experience heaven. Four hundred dollars, rojaparfums.com
JUMP FOR JOY
I’ve avoided the jumpsuit like the plague! I was at an event and was photographed in a really expensive jumpsuit two years ago and it looked so unﬂattering I vowed to never, ever wear a jumpsuit again! That is, until I saw the Rag & Bone jumpsuit. The ﬁt is so superb, so sexy, so ﬂattering that I’m back in. Only this time, we go for the ﬁt...and Rag & Bone has the ﬁt! rag-bone.com
I had a ladies’ Bali reunion dinner party that we titled ‘The Goddess Dinner.’ My daughter Beau came up with the amazing idea to get a real floral crown for each of our goddesses. In walks Miss Jasmin from Cult Gaia —our one-stop shop for real flower crowns—with some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. We
could choose to build our own or have Miss Jasmin build them for us. We chose the latter… so the finished products showed up at my door. The squeals that came from our godesses’ mouths could be heard around the world! The perfect summer party, or anytime accessory: the Floral Crown. Eighty dollars and up, cultgaia.com
Time Bomb Flashback Night Cream
This super-rich (and very well priced) cream formed an invisible waxy barrier on my skin to help trap a powerful blend of vitamins, oils, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid. I love instant gratification, so when I didn’t see a big difference in the first 24 hours, I thought it may not be the perfect cream for me. But I continued to use it. Then, lo and behold, 48 hours later...WOW! The difference in moisture content in my skin was absolutely amazing. My skin looked plumper, dewier, fresher and overall younger. Time Bomb Flashback truly is a weapon in the war against aging, and I must say, I am a believer in da Bomb! Sixty dollars, timebombco.com 96 GENLUX SUMMER 2014
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GENLUXSHOP DAD’S GIFT GUIDE For the discerning dad, SHERRYL WHITE offers up some unique gifts.
TRAY CHIC Hunting Season Horn Table Lighter, $395, huntingseason.com
Grillo Barbecue, formaxiom.com
GOT A LIGHT?
Designer Danielle Corona’s exotic table lighter offers up a striking way to ignite a flame. The materials boast an enchanting pedigree: the horn is hand-cut and polished in Colombia; the hardware is handmade in Italy. This is illumination that serves as more than a mere fire starter—it’s a great conversation piece.
GRILL TO GO
Bottega Veneta has extended its reach into extraordinary accessories for the home. The house’s signature woven leather is masterfully interlaced around the legs of this beguiling tray table. Whatever you place on top of it is sure to shine.
Bottega Veneta Leather Tray Table, $4750, Bottega Veneta, Melrose Place, LA, 323782-4970
The Grillo is possibly the world’s sexiest grill. Designed by Form Axiom, this beauty is lightweight, opens like an umbrella, and tucks away when not in use.
Aspahan candle, $2335, akardenissim.com
This hypnotic candle is skillfully made from natural obsidian, which is the rock formed from cooled lava. Offered in a limited edition of 50 pieces, it was born from the idea of blending the richest elements of Europe and Asia.
Henk Classic Crocodile Suitcase, $56,500, henk.com
FORMULA 1 OF SUITCASES
Leave it to Dutch real-estate magnate Henk to craft a suitcase for demanding travelers. Inspired by Formula 1 car technology, the stainless titanium wheels spin and turn almost silently. A special opening system and lushly appointed exterior are standouts. Oh, the places you’ll go, and how chic you’ll look coming and going!
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LET’S GO GLAMPING
Bottega Veneta weaves one of the most luxurious folding camp beds you’ll ever see. Whether you’re reclining in a far-away land with a view of unusual flora, or daydreaming in your own backyard, you’re sure to feel taken away by simple elegance.
Bottega Veneta Folding Camp Bed, $15,400, Bottega Veneta, Melrose Place, LA, 323-782-4970
Todd Merrill Studio, NYC, 212-673-0531 toddmerrillstudio.com
Love Me Tender Chair by Didier Faustino for Super-ette, $5410, super-ette.com
The Love Me Tender chair was built to be handled with care. Its spiky lines and dangerous curves require tenderness and a gentle touch. Its shape is meant to bring attention to the body and to engage awareness of movement. Made in a limited edition of 100.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THESE GREAT FALL TRENDS. A TOUCH OF LEATHER NICOLAS GUESQUIERE (LIKE A FEW OTHER DESIGNERS) SHOWCASED A GOOD AMOUNT OF LEATHER IN HIS DEBUT COLLECTION FOR LOUIS VUITTON.
MONSIEUR COOL BLEND IN WITH THE BOYS. UNIFORM SHAPES AND BASIC COLORS ARE ON THE AGENDA.
Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Hermès Fall 2014
Hermès Fall 2014
Stella McCarney Fall 2014
Louis Vuitton Fall 2014
Christian Dior Fall 2014
CLOSET DESIRES: FALL 2014 PREVIEW
Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 KNIT FREAK WE CAN’T WAIT TO SNUGGLE IN THESE COMFY KNITS. THIS TIME THE BAR WAS SET REALLY HIGH. LOTS OF DESIGNERS DELIVERED OPULENT LOOKING SWEATERS AND LONG KNIT DRESSES.
ALL GRAY EVERY DAY A FALL COLLECTION WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT GRAY.
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CLOSET DESIRES: FITNESS MEMBERSHIP
GENLUXSHOP GOING TO THE GYM, FOR A HIKE, OR GOLFING WITH THE GIRLS? THERE’S NO REASON YOU SHOULDN’T DO IT IN STYLE! WE’RE TOLD ONE OF THESE YOGA PANTS WILL EVEN HELP YOU BURN CALORIES.
VPL oyster convexity breaker tank, $185; military free-flow short, $125; military scuba jacket, $265, VPL, New York, 212966-2145, store. vplnyc.com
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Delfin bio-ceramic anticellulite capris, $49.99, hourglassangel.com
Schriffen Annabelle dress, $165, schriffen.com
Carmen Steffens tennis shoe, $198 pair, Carmen Steffens, Hollywood, 323-466-2459, carmensteffens.com
Adidas by Stella McCartney yoga bra, $65, Adidas Sport Performance, Santa Monica, 310-393-0638, adidas.com
Beats Solo2 headphone, $199.95, beatsbydre.com
L’Etoile Sport Medea stripe dress, $355, letoilesport.com
Adidas by Stella McCartney studio leggings, $95, Adidas Sport Performance, Santa Monica, 310-393-0638, adidas.com
GENLUXSHOP GOING OUT FOR A FUN, EASYGOING TIME? THESE SPORTS-STYLE OUTFITS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK ATHLETIC WITHOUT THE WORKOUT!
Paco Rabanne SS14
Tommy Hilfiger SS14
CLOSET DESIRES: SPORTY CHIC
Marc by Marc Jacobs SS14
Hermès Soie-Cool 22 bag in Brazil printed silk twill and barenia calfskin, $2325, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310278-6440, hermes.com
Balenciaga SS14 Lacoste SS14
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CLOSET DESIRES: DENIM BABE
GENLUXSHOP MOST OF US OWN A PAIR OF JEANS OR DENIM JACKET, BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE DENIM GOODIES? BALMAIN, DIESEL, STELLA, LOUIS... THIS SUMMER SOME FASHION BRANDS ARE SHAKING UP THE DENIM WORLD AND MAKING IT FANCY AND SEXY TO WEAR DENIM.
Balmain embroidered dress motif “foot of cock” and Vichy jeans with silver and gold chains, $19,400, Barneys New York, LA, 323-761-5255; balmain.fr
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Louis Vuitton Sunlight sandal, $935, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457
Diesel Rizzo 831U light indigo, non-stretch jeans, $1398, Diesel, West Hollywood, 866-479-8355, diesel.com
Balmain denim mini dress with gold buttons, $3110, Barneys New York, LA, 323761-5255; balmain.fr
MiH Bib & Brace overalls, $285, mih-jeans.com
Citizens of Humanity Racer low-rise skinny jeans in Crosby, $248, citizensofhumanity.com
Stella McCartney Falabella denim fold-over tote, $1195, Stella McCartney, West Hollywood, 310-273-705, stellamccartney.com
Gianvito Rossi Ellipsis denim pump, $645, gianvitorossi.com
GENLUXSHOP Man up! Great stuff for him. CANDLE HOMBRE
I.C.U. FOR YOUR EYES
votive candle gift set for men. Four scents include The Bad Boy: Sweet Tobacco Leaf, The Romantic: Vetiver, The Artist: Black Pepper and Clove, The Adventurer: White Musk. $72, marietodd.com
BESPOKE SCENT Gucci Made to Measure
A spicy Oriental fragrance crafted from the most noble ingredients. Eau de toilette, $68, Macy’s at the Beverly Center, 310-854-6655
Aside from the brilliant name, i. cee. u., this eye gel really works! Antioxidants help moisturize, soothe, and protect the delicate tissue around the eyes. i. cee u. + firming antiaging eye gel. .50 oz plastic vial sample (new supercharged formula), $120, sircuitskin.com
CHERRY SVEDKA + COKE RECIPE
Ingredients: 2 parts SVEDKA Cherry, 2 parts cola (or diet cola). Directions: Pour SVEDKA Cherry over ice into a tall glass. Top with cola and gently stir. Garnish with cherries.
CHEF’S SPECIAL Hedley and Bennett apron, $105, hedleyandbennett.com
The Art of Shaving’s newest shaving set, The Lexington Collection,
LA DOLCE VITA
features a razor using Flexball™ pivoting technology that responds to facial contours. The Lexington Collection Razor, $125; The Lexington Collection Stand, $100; The Lexington Collection Black Pure Badger Brush, $55, The Art of Shaving boutiques, theartofshaving.com
Restaurateur Alessandro Uzielli has taken La Dolce Vita, the quintessential old-school Beverly Hills restaurant, and successfully reimagined it. The interior’s been revamped and there’s a chic new bar space to greet guests. Slip into one of the classic booths—once reserved for Ronald and Nancy Regan or Dean Martin—and indulge in the sizzling Sinatra steak and a nice glass of Chianti. Yes, folks, this place is dripping with history. Executive Chef Matthew Underwood has stunningly created the Northern Italian menu with new signature dishes while paying homage to classic favorites. Great for power lunches or a night out on the town. La Dolce Vita, Beverly Hills, 310-278-1845, ladolcevitabeverlyhills.com
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CHUAN DE VIVRE in Pasadena is a haven of soothing wellness and transformation. There are 12 treatment rooms including a couple’s suite and VIP suite, sauna, herbal steam and whirlpool, and full-service salon. The luxurious spa offers signature treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and cutting-edge anti-aging skincare technology such as HydraFacial MD® and Mistral LHE. Product lines, including Kerstin Florian, PRIORI ®, ZIRH and Deborah Lippmann, have created custom services that can only be found at Chuan Spa. Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 626-585-6414 Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington
The perfect introduction to sonic cleansing, this small, one-speed unit allows for a gentle and effective cleanse. It oscillates to gently work with the skin’s natural elasticity to extract impurities from skin and pores. Clinical results have shown reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and improved skin tone. Clarisonic Mia Electric Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush, $99, Sephora
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
CHANEL SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME
This moisturizer brings together two botanical treasures with extraordinary properties: the fruit and the flower of Vanilla Planifolia. Blended together for the first time, they give birth to an active gem, as potent as it is rare. Delivers a new customized action on the ‘life factors’ responsible for the key signs of aging (wrinkles, loss of firmness, radiance and moisture, and unevenness of skin tone). Your skin will glow with captivating radiance. CHANEL Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême, 1.7oz, $390, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500, chanel.com
Elizabeth Arden Rx Mineral Skincare is a multifunction formulation in an easy-to-use loose powder. This product offers sunscreen protection (SPF 27+), coverage for a flawless appearance, reduces the visible signs of aging, fine lines and pigmentation, and diminishes the appearance of problemprone skin. Elizabeth Arden Rx Mineral Skincare, $39, available in physicians’ offices only.
Plant-based firming extracts minimize the appearance of cellulite and instantly penetrate to boost elasticity and visibly refine the skin for a sleek, smooth contour. Kerstin Florian Intensive Slimming Serum, $100, Four Seasons Spa, Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 310-273-2222
Oleosome microspheres provide sun protection (SPF50) and antioxidants to help defend the skin. Face and body sunscreen protection for people on the go. Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50, 5.3oz, $32, at Dermalogicaauthorized skin centers
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Gabriel Chiu is one busy doctor. His patients jet in from all over the world for his unmatched aesthetic skills and minimally invasive techniques. Here, Dr. Chiu, known for his natural-looking results, answers our Genlux two-word questionnaire. Your passion? Aesthetic plastic surgery is the culmination of art, science, and medicine. Every aspect of it excites me. Being able to positively impact a person’s life is a privilege I don’t take lightly. I feel blessed to be able to earn a living doing what I love to do most. Your specialty? Delivering natural-looking results via advanced, minimally invasive techniques. Patients fly in from all over the world for my breast and body contouring procedures, though I am also recognized for under-the-radar face/neck lifts and rhinoplasties. Your love? My wife. I like nothing better than to spend time with her— whether it’s traveling around the world or spending an evening at home watching old movies. Favorite getaway? The Mediterranean—specifically, Tuscany and the French Riviera. Superhero power? To be able to slow down time, so that I might have more opportunities to make a greater impact. Best anti-aging? Ironically, the five most effective ways are also the simplest: 1) sun protection 2) hydration 3) regular exfoliation 4) decrease or eliminate alcohol 5) decrease or eliminate refined sugar
BEAUTY PROFILE: DR. CHIU
Three blessings? God’s blessings, my wife, and my family. Plan B? If I could have any other profession it would be to be a food and wine critic. I am a total foodie! Favorite restaurant? Alain Ducasse restaurants around the world. Plus, I recently visited Apicius in Paris and was blown away. Your charity? I admire the efforts of P.S. Arts. It’s the only organization in southern and central California that provides year-long education in dance, visual arts, music, and theater arts to every child in a school during the regular school day.
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu For more info visit beverlyhillsplasticsurgeryinc.com
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GENLUXSHOP Power Launch
Power brands like Estée Lauder, La Chemie, Sircuit Cosmeceuticals and Perricone MD are serving up super-effective new technologies in skincare. Here are just a few samples. MIRACLE MASK
PERRICONE MD’S NEW PURIFYING MASK DERIVED FROM CHLOROPHYLL
ESTÉE LAUDER CLEAR DIFFERENCE ADVANCED BLEMISH SERUM
Perricone MD introduces Chloro Plasma, their first-ever facial
With all the sunscreen and sun tan oil, one is bound to get a few blemishes. This multi-action, medicated serum targets the source of breakouts, treating and helping to minimize the severity and frequency of breakouts. Gently, this skin-refinishing formula efficiently discourages blemishes and excess shine while also helping to reduce the look of pores. Hydrating skin with each application, this serum is gentle enough for daily use and reveals an ideal smooth texture. Skin looks incredibly clearer, feels fresh, clean and smooth. Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum, 1.7oz, $82, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
mask whose name was inspired by the product’s superstar ingredient: chlorophyll. A new gel-toclay detoxifying and purifying mask enriched with phytonutrient microcapsules, this revitalizing treatment refines and tightens pores, brightens skin’s complexion and smoothes fine lines. Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, 2oz, $75, Sephora; perriconemd.com
These luxurious body oils from La Chemie are formulated with all-natural origin-sourced ingredients. The nutrientrich Chilean grapeseed and coconut oil blend is light, easily absorbed, and beautifully softens, tones and conditions your skin. Premium essential oils, including Italian neroli, French lavender and Sacred Frankincense, are renowned for their SPOIL YOURSELF skin-rejuvenating properties. The living fragrances of these exquisite LA CHEMIE™ essential oils are absolutely captiAROMATHERAPY vating. Love your skin luxuriously BODY OILS NATURAL with La Chemie! 8oz, $88. Available in Beverly Hills LUXURY FOR YOUR exclusively at The Spa at SKIN AND SPIRIT Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. Online: lachemie.com *New-product promotional gift: Receive LUX GEN R’S Réparer™ pure Shea & Olive Butter Lip & Cuticle O Balm, 3.75ml, with purchase of a La Chemie EDIT K product (available mid-June, while supplies last) PIC
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SIRCUIT SOLEIL FIRMING MINERAL BRONZER BESTSELLER! For all you bronzed beauties…this oil-free bronzing lotion will give you a beautiful, golden glow and have you looking like you just returned from your island holiday. A patented botanical firming complex, consisting of Terminalia Catappa Leaf Extract, helps aid in the overall improvement of the skin’s appearance by firming and helping to boost the skin’s radiance. Hot Tip: Blend a drop of Sircuit Soleil with your daily moisturizer to build natural, rich color gradually. Sircuit Soleil Firming Mineral Bronzer, $48, sircuitskin.com
The Expert in Anti-Aging Dentistry
Beverly Hills is certainly not lacking in the beauty department. On nearly every street there are world-class salons. Our Senior Beauty Editor LISA WAYNE recommends a couple of her new faves.
THE NEW SECRET IN COSMETICS for the lips and cheeks from inside the mouth. Premiere Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. The results are a natural, long-lasting lift without DAMAGE CONTROL CUT AND COLOR Kourosh Maddahi reveals modern dentistry’s the use of knives or injectables. Dr Maddahi has THE NEW GOYOUR HAIR COULD newest breakthrough: Anti-Aging Dentistry. This FORassisted countless patients to successfully achieve TO TEAM USE A BOTOX-TYPE THE LATEST HAIR TREATMENT TOO. cosmetic enhancement new subfield approaches their desired aesthetic appearance in as little time STYLES. Meet The most sensational new for the face in a whole new way, correcting the as a week, making him the Beverly Hills Smile the girls from beauty treatment for your unwanted aging at by providing support MèCHE Salon: Makeover Expert. hair issigns now of available J’Adore Salon in Beverly
GENLUXSHOP THE EXPERT IN ANTI-AGING Best Tressed DENTISTRY
See this patient’s story as covered by Hills. Created by L’Oreal for and Alessandra Saman. CBS 2 News at www.drmaddahi.com their Professionnel Line, Sarah’s hair philosophy this magic treatment conis simple. To transform Complimentary Anti-Aging Evaluation tains molecules that seek every client into the best Call today to schedule your complimentary out and attach themselves version of themselves. consultation with Dr.Formerly Maddahi.with one of L.A.’s to areas of damaged keratin— instantly helps premier salons, Neil George smooth away split ends and all signs in Beverly Hills, Sarah joined of damage! Expert colorist and with the goal of creating beautiful, natural-looking 436extension N. Roxbury Drive,MèCHE Suite 202 guru Bianca Arussi says, “This is the best color for every client. Teammate Alessandra is inspired by art, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 DR. MADDAHI HAS BEEN FEATURED ON: Before films, and today’s After treatment I’ve ever worked with inwww.drmaddahi.com the French beauty icons, foreign prevalent street RESULTS: Crow’s feet reduced, filled,knack lips are plumper, beauty industry—clients see and feel results style. She’s a highly skilled hair stylist withcheek anhollows innate for chinBoth lifted & jawline smoothed—All with Anti-Aging Dentistry. © 2014 Kourosh Maddahi, DDS. All Rights Reserved. the same day.” Magic hair treatment, $45, creating flattering cuts. count many on-screen icons as clients.
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J’Adore salon, 412 N. Bedford, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8681, jadorebeverlyhills.com
MèCHE Salon, 8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8930, mechesalonla.com
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gENLUXshop Scents of Style
Miss Dior extrait de parfum, 0.5 oz, $175, dior.com
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Globe Trotter travel spray case in gold, $105, Aqua Universalis travel spray refill, $90, (for three .37fl oz vials sold separately), Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900
Diptyque Eau de Lavande EDT, $98, Nordstrom, LA, 323-930-2230, shop.nordstrom.com
L’Artisan Thé Pour Un Eté, $145, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400, barneys.com
Bond No. 9 Island fragrance, 100ml, $260; 50ml, $195, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, bondno9.com
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YSL Majestic Rose eau de parfum, Oriental collection, 80ml, $250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, yslbeautyus.com
Armani/Privé Myrrhe Impériale La Collection des Mille et une Nuits, $285, giorgioarmanibeauty.com
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi is the man behind beauty’s latest buzz: anti-aging dentistry. He sits down with LISA WAYNE to answer our Genlux two-word questionnaire and shares why a youthful look starts with the teeth.
Anti-Aging Dentistry Restoring youth, one smile at a time
Your specialty? I’ve been doing dentistry for 27 years—and cosmetic dentistry for most of that time. Now I’m focused on anti-aging dentistry. Over the years, I began to see changes in my patients’ faces—that they were losing the fat in their lips and cheeks. That’s why injectables became so popular—because they add volume to these areas. But one thing I observed: It was extremely difficult to get rid of the line at the corner of the lip. This is because as we age, the lips close down too far. By using thicker veneers and crowns, I was able to expand the arch from the outside. So by bringing the teeth out, it adds more lip support. Because of this, I saw the nose change, and I began to put together how all these things are connected. It’s through that connection…that’s how the whole concept of antiaging dentistry came about. If there were any deficiencies in the face, I started to correct them with cosmetic and anti-aging dentistry. Now, I look at the face before I look at the teeth. Your aesthetic? I’ve always been fascinated with the masters’ paintings—like Picasso and Da Vinci, or the artwork at the Vatican. Latest achievement? My new book, Anti-Aging Dentistry: Restoring Youth, One Smile at a Time. The goal of the book is to show the public what their choices are. The art of good communication is not how thick the book is, but how thin…while still getting your concept across. You’re wearing? For suits, I like Zegna. I like certain shirts by Versace or Armani, and Hugo Boss shoes. Also I like very light materials— light shirts, shoes and pants. Best desserts? I’ve never liked sweets, but my favorite ice cream is pistachio gelato. Coconut gelato too.
Anti-Aging Dentistry: Restoring Youth, One Smile at a Time, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, $24.95, amazon.com
Photo by Karl Clinger / karlclingerphotography.com
Ultimate getaway? For our honeymoon, Nazy and I went to Punta del Este in Uruguay. Thale Blanc Gypsy gray lambskin with beaded suede strap, $242, Fred Segal, LA, 323-651-4129
BEAUTY PROFILE: DR. MADDAHI
Favorite places? Venice and the Paris Opera House Next goal? If you’re really observing what’s happening in your field—any field —you’ll always find ways to do things better. Whether it’s photography or writing, book printing, airplanes, cars, or whatever. First you wish it would be this way or that way, then you imagine and dream how you would like it to be. Then you combine where you are with where it could be, and you work toward that goal.
Favorite charity? Foundation for a Drug-Free World For more info on anti-aging dentistry visit drmaddahi.com
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GENLUXSHOP In-demand dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald is renowned for her skills in the treatment of aging skin, sun damage, rosacea, and especially in the use of Sculptra facial volume. She takes on our Genlux Two-word Questionnaire. Your passion? Helping people empower themselves. Your specialty? Creating natural looking results so that even to the most critical eye, it would appear you were just born lucky. Three blessings? Family, friends, health. Superhero power? It would be a lot of fun to fly! Anti-aging advice? Like everything else regarding health: diet, exercise, rest. Also an ounce of prevention: wear sunscreen, don’t smoke. Plan B? If it weren’t for my love of dermatology, I’d be a teacher. Favorite restaurant? Anything Italian. Favorite charities? Any and all that empower others. Favorite getaway? Beaches—under an umbrella, of course. I love Tulum, Mexico.
DR. REBECCA FITZGERALD
Specialty: Dermatology Dr. Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized Board-certified dermatologist specializing in noninvasive cosmetic procedures. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, and is on the clinical faculty at UCLA. Her extensive experience and expertise are the result of a very busy clinical practice as well as her commitment to academics. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks, and travels both nationally and internationally as a guest lecturer. She has also been featured as a medical expert on local and national television including Entertainment Tonight, the Style Network, HBO and the Discovery Channel. Natural-appearing results are imperative. Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist, 321 N. Larchmont Blvd, Suite 906, LA, 323-464-8046, RebeccaFitzgeraldMD.com
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STAR POWER SAMIA ARSLANE heads to Hawai’i to visit the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort on the island —the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Ka’ upulehu.
Pool View One of the resort’s seven beautiful pools
very year my mother and I go on a trip—just the two of us. In keeping with tradition, we visited the serene and breathtaking Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu, the first and only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort on the Big Island. Set on the Kona-Kohala coast, the hotel is magnificent and perfectly in tune with nature. The resort is built in such a way that you never feel it’s crowded. There are 192 guest rooms and 51 luxurious suites/villas, seven swimming pools, and five oceanside restaurants and lounges. I love the outdoor lava-rock garden showers. Every morning after breakfast we took a long walk along the beach and along the golf course where we enjoyed seeing dozens of huge turtles resting on the sand. I really enjoy traveling with my mother. She’s always up for anything, and she has more energy than anybody I know. Our trips are usually very smooth, though this one started on a different note. On the second morning she woke up with swollen eyes. And not just swollen—my first sight of her literally scared me! Yes, they were that huge. So we headed to closest ophthalmologist (at Costco) and, thankfully, the problem was only some allergic reaction, fixable by some drops he prescribed. If you’re active, there are many outdoor activities you can indulge in: surfing, pedal boarding, hiking to watch the active volcano, kite surfing, or for you golf fanatics, there’s the famous Jack Nicklaus Signature Hualalai Golf Course, spread out over 7,100 yards. It’s a very romantic getaway for many couples. (Did I mention I was
Tee Time The challenging, 7100-yard, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course
❦ From June 9 to 15, 2014 the resort hosts La Dolce Vita, an annual resort-wide celebration of the “Sweet Life” featuring Palmina and Brewer-Clifton wines. A fun and interactive way to celebrate the lifestyle of Hualalai. Visit fourseasons.com/hualalai there with Mom?) Fortunately, we weren’t the only ladies who left their better halves at home (oh, wait…I don’t have a better half). One day, as we were jogging along the beach we ran into the Australian comedic actress Rebel Wilson from Bridesmaids. It was refreshing to see a celebrity completely alone, void of a horde of paparazzi. I’m sure she was relishing her quiet time alone—that is, until she encountered my mother. Let’s just say Rebel was very gracious. As with all tropical locations, rain can start, stop, and start in a matter of minutes. That night, just as we were going to bed, torrential rains made the resort even more cozy and warm. Hearing the rain fall on the roof and balcony coaxed me right to sleep. Sadly, because of my mother’s eye scare, we didn’t have time to visit Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, but we did witness the incredible night sky illuminated by millions of stars. It’s magical and kind of surreal. I’m told the government forbids installation of lights along the roads because the ambient light would dilute the brightness of the night sky. What getaway is complete without a spa treatment? Here, the 28,000-square-foot Hualalai Spa integrates tropical gardens with cool interior spaces. I relaxed by the quiet stream in the open-air Waiea (Water of Life) garden. In my opinion, the best way to enjoy your stay is to turn off your phone (you can do it), step away from the emails, and indulge the spa for a couple of hours or more. It’s the epitome of relaxation. You’ll leave the facility so relaxed you’ll think you can fly, and your batteries will be recharged for your trip home. G
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2ND PLACE WINNER PHOTO BY LORI POND
3RD PLACE WINNER PHOTO BY JOSEPHINE LEILY
1ST PLACE WINNER PHOTO BY HEATHER WILLIAMS
The Analogue Portrait Project Aesthesia Studios, MOPLA and Genlux present the winners of the first annual Analogue Portrait Project Competition (images shot using film only).
Aesthesia Studios recently partnered with MOPLA (Month of Photography Los Angeles) and Genlux to create the The Analogue Portrait Project. The photographic contest is designed to embrace and inspire what initially captured many photographers’ imaginations—shooting on film. The contest culminated with an artists’ reception and exhibition at Aesthesia Studios, one of LA’s top creative studios. Photographer Art Strieber gave an informative talk about the making of his iconic Paramount Studios 75th anniversary photograph that appeared in Vanity Fair. Aesthesia’s general manager, Lew Abramson, who created the event, said, “We live
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in one of the largest photographic communities in the world. I’m hopeful that this is the beginning of an annual photo contest—one that keeps the fine-art use of film in our photographic vernacular. I’m excited at the creativity and subject matter this contest brings to light.” The photography contest was judged by Kwaku Alston, Marc Baptiste, Deborah Burch, Cat Jimenez, and Stephen Kamifuji. The evening culminated with the announcement of the winners by Studio owners Grant Mitchell and Tiziana Alessandro Mitchell, who handed awards to Heather Williams (first place), Lori Pond (second place), and Josephine Leily (third place).
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Exceptional quality material, perfect ﬁt and a no-fuss attitude—that's the mantra of New York–born third-generation denim designer Alex Gilbert Gaines and her newly relaunched lifestyle brand, Paper Denim & Cloth. In the late 90s, the specialty denim brand emerged as a key player in the premium denim movement. Despite a loyal cult following, the brand eventually closed its doors, but was not forgotten. And after a ten-year hiatus, the original co-founder announced a total revamp of the line with a new vision and a much-anticipated Spring 2013 collection. After an exciting digital revival using Instagram to emulate her 90s Polaroid lookbooks, and with the help of the new chief creative ofﬁcer Chantel Valentene, Alex is able to fulﬁll her Paper Denim goal: to offer attainable luxury clothing items and basics that are easy to throw on and look effortlessly chic. We’re excited to see where the bubbly blonde takes the brand next. —Courtney Fortune
On and Off the Plane Paper Denim & Cloth 646 jeans, $198, paperdenimandcloth.com
Céline Skate shoe, $750, Céline, Beverly Hills, 310-888-0120
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle, $15, barnesandnoble.com
Heist Boutique, Venice, 310-450-6531 shopheist.com
Red-eye or morning ﬂight? Morning ﬂight. I only take red-eyes when traveling to Hong Kong or Europe. What are your packing essentials for LA? My husband’s tees for bedtime, Paper 646 vintageinspired mom jeans. I also bring men’s small white Hanes tanks, white and black Arizona Birkenstocks, my Céline skate slip-ons (my husband, Scott, thinks they’re Vans), and heels if I need some height. What’s in your carry-on? Newest Indie fashion magazines, The Economist, British and French Vogue, and of course, People and US Weekly (it’s my dirty little secret). I also bring a few books like The Power of Now to help me stay present and awake. I’m constantly re-reading it. And my iPad so I can catch up on shows like ‘Mr. Selfridge,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Scandal.’ Where do you stay? Chateau Marmont Have drinks? The bar at the Chateau, or wherever my local friends take me.
How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I tape a picture of my girls and husband on the wall by my bed.
Caudalíe Grape Water Spray, $18, sephora.com
How do you look refreshed after a long ﬂight? Caudalie Grape Water Spray and a touch-up with Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer. It really is illuminating! Laura Mercier What do you wish LA had more of that you have in NY? 24-hour deliveries.
Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, $43, lauramercier.com
What do you wish NY had that LA has? Sunshine spirit, warm weather, the ability to dress casually chic all year ’round, and of course, In-N-Out Burger.
Alex‛s LA Favorites Shops: Heist. I love how she curates her store. It’s so welcoming and makes me want to move to Venice beach and style my life. I took a pilgrimage to this store while on the hunt for impossible-to-ﬁnd Isabel Marant boots two years ago, and fell in love with the store. I always visit it when I come to Los Angeles.
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Restaurants: Hinoki & the Bird, for their pork belly. I love to people-watch at the Chateau Marmont. Son of A Gun for lunch—OMG, the fried chicken sandwich!
Museum: The Getty Beaches: Malibu or Santa Monica, where I can ride the Ferris wheel—it’s quite the view!
Neighborhoods: Venice, Hollywood Hills (love the winding roads, even though I get a bit scared driving them). I feel like I’m in cinematic history. And Silver Lake for the creative freedom that seems to inspire the individualistic sense of style there.
luxury has a new blog
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