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30 36 82 44 52 62 36 72 82 40 30 72 34 54 On our cover: Angie Harmon wearing Givenchy, available at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 CHANEL Byzantine ring, $9700; Dome San Marco ring, $19,000, CHANEL boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500 Photographed for GENLUX by Marc Baptiste.

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ZOOM Beauty Editor Camille Clark shows it’s all about a summer glow! GOING GLOBAL Genlux takes you on a colorful journey around the world. FASHION HOTEL We check into Hilton’s latest New York hotel in the fashion district.


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GOING MY WAY? With so many great looks for fall, it’s impossible to pack lightly. MIAMI BRIGHTS We visit the Acqualina for a little rest and fashionation. RENDEZVOUS Shooter Erik Almås heads to NY to capture a fashionable meeting. aNGIE HARMON Photographer Marc Baptiste visits Angie at her home in LA.




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Editor’s Picks: Samia Arslane’s summer picks. Fashion Editor’s Picks: Amanda’s selections. Editor at Large’s Picks: George’s newest adorations. Style Editor’s Picks: Kelvin’s trip take-alongs. Beauty Editor’s Picks: Camille’s must-haves. Apocalypstick by Almie Rose: Sorry, I was born this way. Susan Campos: Hot summer hits. JetSetters: Sari Sloane, Sandrine de Laage. Style ID: Kelsey Chow. Out-of-Towner: Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele.

Her Secret Service: Beauty tips from our cover shoot. Closet Desires: Colorblocking, Maxidresses, Little Mermaid. Makeup Trend: Tips and trends from the pros. Scents of Style: Luxurious new fragrance finds. Luxentials: Best summer facials.




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Publisher and Editorial Director: Cecilia Moreno Editor in Chief: Samia Arslane

Creative Director / Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Editor at Large: George Blodwell Assistant Art Director: Jordan Holcomb VP of Luxury Advertising: Andrea Aal Account Executive: Rhonda Zakhor Account Executive: Jessica Rose Lee Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Style Director: Kelvin Seah Beauty Editor: Camille Clark Writer at Large: Almie Rose Genlux Website Editor: Hannah Ciallella Contributing Editors: Susan Campos, Stephen Christopher, Vonetta Encarnacao, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Larry Lederman, Tracy O’Connor Sherryl White, Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Erik Almås, Marc Baptiste, Danny Calderon, Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Paul Schefz, Sebastian Smith, Director of Events: John Sugrue Interns: Jasmin Cameron, Sara Gafney, Lauren Tayler Guy, Robyn Nakasone, Katie Stephens

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t’s going to be a colorful summer! Colorblocking is one of the hugest trends this season, and I am thrilled because I love color! If you’re shy or not so sure about it, I advise you to start with a white or a neutraltone item—whether it’s a pant or a skirt—and then pair it with a colorful piece like the gorgeous pink Christian Dior belted jacket (p107). Or be bold and wear that sumptuous green cocktail dress by Jil Sander (p107) to a romantic dinner. In every issue I have my favorite things, and in this issue I’m obsessed with Vertu’s new Constellation Quest Carbon Fibre smartphone (p28). To me—and to the entire fashion world—the beginning of summer also means that Paris Haute Couture Week is


around the corner. It is said that there are only 200 or so couture clients worldwide—that’s right, only 200 people can afford these clothes. Nevertheless, the whole world is watching to see designers such as Lagerfeld demonstrate their skills in enviable surroundings. Last year, under the glass roof of Paris’s Palais Royal, fashion house CHANEL unveiled a spectacular and glitzy show highlighting the opulence of Romanov Russia. I can’t wait to discover what they have in store for us this year. We’re thrilled to have the beautiful Angie Harmon gracing our Summer cover. Enjoy the season, and don’t forget your spf !

Bisous à tous!

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genlux gadabouts: Genlux Spring Issue Launch Party

Photo: Kai He

George Heidi Blodwell, Klum, Zoe Saldana Adrienne Lau

DJs Luxury Kills

Photo: Kai He

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Photo: Scott Fraser

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Michael Wogu

Photo: Scott Fraser

George Blodwell, Adrienne Lau

Photo: Scott Fraser

Photo: Kai He

Olga Safari

Photo: Kai He

Steven Lopez, Christine Mekhitarian, Dan Deutsch

Photo: Kai He

Genlux toasted the launch of its Spring/Summer issue with a glamorous party at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Guests lounged rooftop while sipping on concoctions by Dolce Touch Vodka, One Hope Wine and Hansen’s sodas. SmartWater, Coca-Cola, and Nutra Resveratrol anti-aging water provide non-alcoholic libations. Thanks to Voluspa candles, the most common phrase of the evening was “It smells so good in here!” DJs Luxury Kills set a soundtrack that got guests dancing, while others hammed it up taking pictures at the photobooth.

Sigal Benabou Bob Peirce and Sharon Harroun Peirce

Stephen Kamifuji, Claudia Bassols

Christian Louboutin shopping Event Photos: Cyn Yen Photography

Kristyne Bliudnika, Emily Lynch, Brad Goreski, Kristina Musailov

Brett Ratner, Kristyne Bliudnikas

Mack Winston, Nicole Simone


Christian Louboutin invited guests to a shopping event at its West Hollywood boutique, hosted by stylist Brad Goreski. The fashionable crowd shopped the Spring/ Summer collection while enjoying champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and styling tips from Brad.

Brad Goreski, Melody Nazarian

Sarah Pearlman, Eva Amurri, Brad Goreski

Ariana Menichini, Thomas Carter, Ashley Obradovich, Christina Ricchiuti

genlux gadabouts: Genlux Spring/Summer Issue Launch Photos:

Sofia Benouda, Samia Arslane, Fatima Zidoun-Dumartin, Cecilia Moreno, Leo Zen

Sharon Lombardi, Ashley Dunn

Ming Na

There was a lot to celebrate as Chaz Dean launched the grand re-opening of his newly designed studios by hosting the Genlux issue party in the beautiful space. The redesign was featured on Bravo’s “Flipping Out.” The designer, Jeff Lewis, and the entire crew were in attendance. The night’s special guest, Genlux cover girl Petra Nemcova, looked stunning in Avakian jewelry. Her charity, Happy Hearts Fund, rebuilds schools for children around the world. The event benefited the fund with a live auction. The wonderful items included stays at Mandarin Oriental hotels in Las Vegas and Miami, front-row New York Fashion Week tickets to sit with Petra—and even the Gucci dress she wore to the event! As guests departed, they were given gift bags that included gift certificates from event sponsor Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook and Chaz Dean’s Wen products.

Chaz Dean Studio Team

Ming Na

Nicole Murphy

Dan Deutsch, Taylor Erikson

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Beau Dunn

Astri and Jeremy DaviesBarbala, Hannah Ciallella

Stephen Kamifuji, Petra Nemcova, Chaz Dean

Jeff Lewis, Jenni Pulos

Josie Maran

Tod’s South Coast Plaza Boutique Re-opening Celebration Photos: Colin Young-Wolff Fans of the accessory brand Tod’s celebrated the re-opening of its redesigned South Coast Plaza location at an in-store event. The boutique was revamped in the new store design concept. The location is one of the select Tod’s stores that feature the new ready-towear line from creative director Derek Lam.

Cyndi Lukanish

Allison Darmikolas, Missy Pace Callero, Jenny Graham, Cyndi Lukanish, Tiffany Hunter

Moira Kamgar, Nicole Egdorf, Irene Martino

Marco Giacometti, Dennis Szakacs

Marco Giacometti, Jennifer and Anton Segerstrom


genlux gadabouts: The Costume Council of LACMA Presents Judith LEiber: the Style Legacy and Story of an American Icon Photos:Andreas Branch/

Erica Roseman, Judith Leiber, Gerson Leiber, Elizabeth Matthews Cristi Silva, Kathy Oedman, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

LACMA’s Costume Council gave a luncheon and presentation at the museum honoring handbag designer Judith Leiber. The designer discussed her background as a Holocaust survivor and the history of her line. Presenters included brand president Mary Gleason and Decades founder Cameron Silver.

Katie Cassidy Seyie Putsure, Denise Shoemaker

Ruth Ephraim

Janie Bryant, Magda Berliner, Abigail Spencer

Betty Leonard, Lesley Langsam-Kennedy

Christine Chiu Cameron Silver

Race to Erase MS event benefitting the NAncy Davis foundation for multiple scelerosis Photos: Rock and Royalty was the theme of the 18th annual Race to Erase MS event to benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. Celebrities turned out to listen to performances by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Clay Walker, and Andy Hilfiger and band. All in all, the event raised over $2 million, which rocked indeed. Â Paris Hilton

Daisy Fuentes

Ashlan Gorse

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa


Cindy Crawford

Kathy Hilton, Nancy Davis, LaToya Jackson

George Blodwell

Martin and Kelly Katz

Nicky Hilton

Photo by Danny Calderon

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 360 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, T/310.273.0300 F/310.859.8730

Skin Prep: Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist. Super hydrator and skin moisturizer.



Dior Hydra Life Skin Perfect porerefining perfecting moisturizer, $65,


Givenchy Magic Khôl in black, $22,

Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist, 2oz, $36; 4oz, $72, Green Line Beauty, LA, 323-933-5369

We go behind the scenes to reveal how our creative team achieved Angie Harmon’s cover look! For Angie’s cover look by photographer Marc Baptiste, the feeling was fresh, summer glow with strong, yet sexy eyes!

Sammy H. Mourabit Makeup Artist

MAC fluidline in blacktrack, $15,

EYES: “I used Givenchy Magic Khôl pencil and CHANEL quatro earthtone eye shadow. I went strong on the lashes using YSL black mascara, and for eyeliner, I used M•A•C. SKIN: “On Angie’s beautiful skin I moistured using Dior Hydra Life Skin Perfect. I went with Bobbi Brown cream concelear in Bisque. For foundation, Armani Hydraglow #6.5, and Bobbi Brown cream blush in pale pink.

CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Quadra eye shadow in Dunes, $57,

Bobbi Brown corrector in Bisque, $22, Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in Noir Radical, $30, Phyto phytovolume actif volumizer spray, $28, Marie’s Hair Studio, Malibu, 310456-5211;

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment spf 15, $22.50,

Bobbi Brown pot rouge in pale pink, $22,

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss, $27,

Lip: “To moisturize her lips I went with Sugar by Fresh. For color, I went with YSL Golden Gloss and Dior lip gloss in a nude color.

David Gardner Hairstylist Solo Artists

dAVID GARDNER WITH SOLO ARTISTS AGENCY: i started with phyto volume actif as a volumizing mist on angie’s damp hair. Finger dry the hair, lifting at the roots and let the natural wave and texture form. For the second look, I simply pulled the


Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss in Golden Nude #13, $30,

hair into a pony tail and then arranged the pony using a little L’Oreal elnette hairspray and left it simple and clean. My advice this summer? Let the natural wave, texture, and the raw beauty

L’Oreal Elnett hair spray, $14, Target, West Hollywood, 323-603-0004

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editor’s picks

Here are my favorite picks this season! –samia Arslane Alexander McQueen dress, $1295, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310275-4211

Harry Winston Royal Gardens Collection, pink sapphire & diamond ring 16 carats, set in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554

Trois Petits Points long goldcolored brass necklace with a large enameld locket, $82, New Stone Age, LA, 323-6585969,

Ramy Brook silk top; Ramy Brook shorts, prices upon request,

Miu Miu suede open- toe heel, $595, Miu Miu, Beverly Hills, 310247-2227

Tony Cohen light-green cocktail dress with black bow, $400, Barneys New York, 310-276-4400; Fendi mini baguette bag, $2200, Fendi, Beverly Center, LA, 310-289-1704 Hervé Leger bandeau dress, $1350, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Vertu Constellation Quest carbon fiber smartphone, $9700, Vertu boutique, LA, 310-385-7647,

Azzedine Alaïa dress, $2650, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Bond No. 9 New York Madison Square Park fragrance, $240, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310275-4211;


Prada Canapa wedge, $875, Prada, Beverly Center, LA, 310228-1400;

Photography by Paul Schefz Makeup by Camille Clark


Photography: Paul Schefz / Model: Taylor / Next Models, Los Angeles Makeup: Camille Clark / Genlux Beauty Editor, AIM Artists Hair: Carlos Ortiz / Cloutier Remix Agency Location: Smashbox Studios, Hollywood, Manicure: P.J. LaMarche / ROB|B OPI Concept Salon Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Beauty Look: Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette 01, $42.50, Kara Ross necklace, $395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Beauty Look: Givenchy Photo’ Perfexion Fluid Foundation in light beige 4, $47, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 CHANEL necklace, $2775, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Beauty Look: Rouge de Guerlain Jewel lipstick compact in Gipsy 41, $47; Oscar de la Renta necklace, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Beauty Look: Givenchy Le Prisime Eyeshadow Quartet in Purple Show, $56, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Lanvin necklace, $890, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Beauty Look: Guerlain KissKiss Maxi Shine lipstick in Baby Shine 671, $31, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Lanvin Necklace, $1473, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Jenny Packham gown, Giuseppe Zanotti pump, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Rina Limor 18K gold diamonds and pink quartz ring, $2100,


Photography by Andrew Matusik Styled by Angel Lee + Marrisa Spallone

going global

Genlux jets away on a fashionable journey around the world. Photography: Stylists: Angel Lee and Marrisa Spallone Model: Allegra / Wilhelmina, Los Angeles Makeup: Dena Wiseman for Emani Cosmetics Hair: Robert Steinken / Cloutier Remix 1st Photo Assistant: Kirk Palmer 2nd Photo Assistant: Evan Palmer 3rd Photo Assistant: Gustavo Marrufo Stylist Assistant: Lauren Taylor Guy Art Director: Jordan Holcomb Creative Director: Stephen Kamifuji


Mirco Giovannini tuxedo swarovski gown, special made to order, Giuseppe Zanotti gold peeptoe slingback, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760


Vera Wang gown with train, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ariane The Garbo 101 black head piece, $380, Ariane Millinery, Giuseppe Zanotti pump, $650, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760


Mimi Plange silk dress, $995, Isharya bracelet,


Yves Saint Laurent jacket, $1950, Gucci strapless jumpsuit, $1895, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Isharya twisted snake earrings, $138, isharya ebony wood cuff and multi ring,


The Row sheer silk chiffon shawl cardigan, $1290, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Isharya 18K gold cuffs,


Gucci silk top, $895, Gucci high waist pant, $650, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ariane Glona hat, $250, Swarovski necklace, Giuseppe Zanotti heel, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760


Louis Vuitton lace tank and lamĂŠ pant, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457 Giuseppe Zanotti satin clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Frey Wille bangle, $1395, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639

fashion hotel


Skin Prep: “Sircuit Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist. Super hydrator and skin moisturizer.”

Genlux checks into the Hilton Fashion District Hotel in New York and finds it every bit as fashionable as the area it sits in.


ocated in Manhattan’s famous Garment District, the newly opened, runway-ready Hilton New York Fashion District is steps from retail and wholesale shops, fashion showrooms, and historical remnants of the neighborhood’s manufacturing past. The hotel welcomes you in style, with a fancy, fashionthemed cupcake, mannequins Voguing around the modern lobby, and a check-in desk that resembles a fabriccutting table. Jump on the elevator past all 22 floors to the Rare View Rooftop Bar. Here, you can lounge on an outdoor sofa, order your favorite cocktail, and take in the Manhattan skyline. Down in the lobby, grab an artisanal Kobe beef burger at the Rare Bar &

Photography: Sebastian Smith / Artists by Timothy Priano Stylist: Kelvin Seah / Genlux Style Director Model: Jana Wirth / W Direct Makeup: Edward Cruz / Artists by Timothy Priano Hair: Andrew Fitzsimmons / Artists by Timothy Priano Photo Assistant: Salamat Husain Location: Hilton Hotel, Fashion District, New York Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

Grill, the lobby restaurant, or name your own 3 a.m. meal and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. The hotel further caters to the city that never sleeps with a 24-hour fitness center. Relax in a modern guestroom tailored to your comfort and convenience. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses, 300-thread-count Frette linens, and custom-designed throws. Flat-panel TVs come with free HBO. Dock your iPod into the iHome clock radio and awake to your favorite tunes. The hotel’s only downside? Unfortunately, like so many, they still charge for internet access. Note to Hilton: This might be a golden opportunity to turn an annoyance into a positive—Free guest internet access! —Stephen Christopher

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Emporio Armani crinkled suit and heel, Emporio Armani, Beverly Hills, 310-271-7790 Frey Wille bangles, $760 to $1395, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639 Thale Blanc suede Hunter La Pochette, $198,


Fitness fanatics! Ready to work out at 3am? The Hilton Hotel Fashion District’s 24-hour fitness room awaits. Rachel Roy silk twill jacket, $395; Rachel Roy pleated knit polo top, $325; Rachel Roy faille cargo pant, $375, Max Mara silver Mary Jane pump, $525, Thale Blanc Belle cork purse with watersnake butterfly detail, $580,


Decadent treats! The Rare Bar & Grill in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel Fashion District offers delectable lowcalorie treats. Um, just kidding about the calories. Gucci Indian Jade duchesse silk blazer, $2150; Gucci Azure matte satin tie top, $995; Gucci Ortensia crepe pant, $995, Gucci laminated python strap sandal, Frey Wille drop earrings, Frey Wille bangle, $1395, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639 Thale Blanc Evelyn water snake purse with Swarovskiembellished tassel, $1495,


Salvatore Ferragamo linen blazer, $1690; linen trouser, $850; watersnake purse, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Gucci belt and purple heel, prices upon request, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Frey Wille bangles, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639


Salvatore Ferragamo linen blazer, $1690; linen trouser, $850; water-snake purse, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Gucci belt, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451


Room with a view! Hanging out at the Rare View Bar atop the Hilton Hotel Fashion District, you’ll enjoy views of the neighboring Empire State Building. Louis Vuitton suit and purse, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Prada Stripe Tank Dress, $1860, M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza bangle, $9600, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Max Mara Bodysuit, Salvatore Ferragamo laceup sandals, $550, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Amrapali Snake Earrings, $560, Amrapali, NYC, 212-944 0435 Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage, $3800 to $6750, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457

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GETAWAY Take it from Stefanie Wood: With pre-fall’s hot new looks hitting the racks, packing light is simply not an option! Photography: Stylist: Alexis Beck / Magnet Agency, Los Angeles Model: Stefanie Wood / Photogenics Agency Makeup: Patrick Tumey / Hair: Christian Marc / Production Coordinator / Alexander Finkel Camera Assistant: Douglas Markland Digital Tech: Robert Morris Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Nina Ricci woven jersey looped cardigan, $975; Rachel Roy knit ruffle dress, $675, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Baccarat 18K yellow gold crystal pampilles earrings, $1150; Baccarat 18K yellow gold and crystal pampilles necklace, $5075, Baccarat, NY,


Prada trench coat, $1190, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Zac Posen plaid dress, Zac Posen, NY, 212-925-1263 Betsey Johnson love lace tights, $32, Betsey Johnson, LA, 323-852-1534 Emporio Armani sandal, $750, Emporio Armani, Beverly Hills, 310-271-7790 Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage. $3800 to $6750; Louis Vuitton Cotteville 45 luggage in monogram canvas, $3800, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457



This and opposite page: Bavna multicolor gold, diamond and moonstone necklace, Etro tribal printed silk mini dress, $1746, Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855 Yves Saint Laurent piped ruffle blouse, $2190, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Louis Vuitton Fairy boot, $1690; Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage, $6450; Louis Vuitton Cotteville 45 luggage, $3800, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Alexander McQueen blouse, $1440, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Zac Posen lasercut tank dress, $1590, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Jerome C. Rousseau Hamlet heel, $695, Diavolina, LA, 310-550-1341 Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage, $3800 to $6750; Louis Vuitton Cotteville 45 luggage in monogram canvas, $3800, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Jean Paul Gaultier halter dress (worn as petticoat), $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 BCBGMaxAzria dress in flame, $478, BCBGMaxAzria, Beverly Hills, 310-275-3024 Isharya ring, $114, Lana Jewelry circle earrings, $1885, Jimmy Choo Blade sandal, $885, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage, $3800 to $6750, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Victoria Beckham dress, $3000, minaPoe belt, $1015, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Etro floral silk top, $975, Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855 BCBGMaxAzria Martha python sandal, $325, BCBGMaxAzria , Beverly Hills, 310-275-3024 BaubleBar woodgrain bangle, $50, Louis Vuitton Alzer monogram canvas luggage, $3800 to $6450; Louis Vuitton Cotteville 45 luggage in monogram canvas, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Etro dress, $1547, Etro, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855, Salvatore Ferragamo belt, $275, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza yellow sapphire sunflower Skin Prep: earrings, $376, Neiman “Sircuit Marcus, Beverly Hills, Cosmeceuticals 310-550-5900 Molecular Mist. Kate Spade New York SuperSafari hydrator Evangeline bag, and skin $425, Kate Spade, moisturizer.� LA, 310-788-0791 Betsey Johnson Garden Delight leggings, $32, Betsey Johnson, LA, 323-852-1534 BCBGMaxAzria suede boot, $485, BCBGMaxAzria , Beverly Hills, 310-275-3024 Louis Vuitton monogram canvas luggage, $3800 to $6750, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457


Photography by Sebastian Smith Styled by Kelvin Seah

miami brights Genlux keeps it light, bright and colorful at the Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami.


t may not be the most comfortable feeling in the world when the temperature soars into the high 90s and the humidity level is equally ghastly, but when you consider that the ocean temp is a bathtub-warm 86 degrees, and you’re in your Louis Vuitton swimwear, who cares? Besides, you’re in Miami for a little rest, relaxation and, believe it or not, some sophisticated elegance at the only Five-Diamond hotel


located right on the beach. You’re on Florida’s Riviera at the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach—the perfect luxury escape. Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida’s stunning coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 97 impeccable hotel rooms and suites, and world-class luxury hotel amenities, including two oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and

an innovative marine biology– based children’s program. The luxurious 20,000-squarefoot ESPA oceanfront spa features 16 treatment rooms including a private hotel spa suite for two, a private spa pool, and heated jet pool with a Roman waterfall, Finnish saunas, crystal steam rooms and more. Now, can you please hit my back with some of that spf50? —Stephen Christopher

Gucci dark emerald silk organza and georgette satin strapless dress, with stone embroidery, $12,500; Gucci platform sandal in Indian jade velvet and leather with tabac metallic leather detail, $995, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Chopard butterfly rose gold diamond earrings, $40,240, Chopard Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220

Photography: Sebastian Smith using Sony A850 camera system with Artists by Timothy Priano Stylist: Kelvin Seah / Genlux Style Director Models: Brigitta Harris Fuentes, Mario Blanco, Nathan Giebler, Bobby Llewellyn, Max Papendieck, All at FRONT Model Management Makeup: Marissa Nemes / Artist by Timothy Priano using NARS Cosmetics Hair: Paolo Orlando / Artists by Timothy Priano using Frederick Fekkai Manicurist: Alexis Garcia / Arists by Timothy Priano using Essie A-List Stylist’s Assistants: Jessica Zanotti, Chris Choi Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji


Acqualina Resort & Spa’s poolside cabanas feature flat-screen tv, custom fruit bowls, and a selection of sun-care products from the Acqualina boutique. Max Azria dress, Herve Leger by Max Azria boutique, 323-782-0238; Salvatore Ferragamo belt, $120, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Giuseppe Zanotti pump, Giuseppe Zanottii, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760; Marchesa clutch, $2495, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Chopard diamond necklace, $329,000; Chopard diamond bracelet, $108,749; Chopard diamond earrings, $38,160, Chopard boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220


Salvatore Ferragamo gown, $7900, Salvatore Ferragamo belt, $120, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Frey Wille The Ode to Joy of Life Secret Love waterdrop earrings, $1145; Diva bangle, $1520; Miss bangles, $1005 each; Ultra bangles, $830 each, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639 David Yurman bracelet, $875; David Yurman ring, David Yurman, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8618 Tiffany & Co. Holly clutch, $3200, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880


Christian Cota dress, $1650, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4211 Giuseppe Zanotti pump; red satin clutch, prices upon request, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso gold bangle, $6000; Frank Gehry Collection gold torque bracelet, $4500, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880 All sunglasses, Dan Deutch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468




Soccer, anyone? The Acqualina Resort & Spa offers numerous sports and fitness activities. Max Mara long-sleeve backless top, $625; Max Mara yellow silk pant with side slit, $1050; Max Mara silver Mary Jane pump, $525, Tiffany & Co. fleur embroidery Morgan clutch, $1295, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880 Bvlgari Elissa diamond necklace, $22,900, Bvlgari Astrale bracelet, $11,600, Bvlgari B Zero 1 diamond bracelet, $10,600, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216


Louis Vuitton silk blouse, $1650; vent pant, $2005; shoe, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457 Bvlgari coriandoli diamond necklace, $7300; Bvlgari B Zero 1 earrings, $2600, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Tiffany & Co. Bella clutch, $1195; Elsa Perretti turquoise sterling silver cabochon ring, $1950; Marrakesh bangle, $1150, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880


Salvatore Ferragamo gown, $6600, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Bvlgari Coriandoli diamond bracelet, $13,500, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Frey Wille Gustav Klimt Hoffnung diva bangle, $1395; Frey Wille Miss bangles, $895 each; Frey Wille Ultra bangles, $760 each, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639 Chopard diamond butterfly pin (worn in hair), $254,770, Chopard Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220 Thale Blanc hipster yellow suede waist pouch, $250, and embellished chain, $98,

On Max: 2 Eros Black Label speedo, $70, David Yurman Belmont watch, $5700, David Yurman small royal chain link bracelet, $800, David Yurman, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8618 Dolce & Gabbana aviators, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468


Photography by Erik AlmĂĽs Styled by Alyssa Dineen

Zac Posen ombre silk and tulle gown with feather shoulder epaulettes, $3800; Brian Atwood Orlando grey leather peep-toe platform, $752, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211



Photography: ErikAlmå Stylist: Alyssa Dineen / Model: Aksana / FORD models, New York Male Model: Michael Derr / FORD Direct NY Makeup: Kavita Kaul using M •A •C and O.P.I. Hair: Stephen Ramsey for TwoDo Salon Team coordinated by Aubri Balk Inc. Stylist’s Assistant: Jana Adler Assistant 1 / Digital Tech: Stian Foss Assistant 2: Audrey Rudolf Location: Hotel Delmano, New York Producer: Filiz Rezvan Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji


Gucci black georgette satin tuxedo jumpsuit, $2350; Gucci thin torchon leather belt with tassles and dark bamboo details, $690, Gucci, Beverly Center, LA, 310-652-0375 Gemma Redux pyrite, gunmetal, gold and silver-tone earrings, $168,



Oscar de la Renta strapless silk faille marabou gown with white swansdown skirt and bow, $4690, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900



Louis Vuitton cashmere pullover, $1510; Louis Vuitton cashmere knit skirt, $1410, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457, Karen Walker gold link bracelet, Socks by Neda Dion,



Carlos Miele tulle gown with embroidery, $3600, Carlos Miele, NY, 646-336-6642


John Varvatos collarless jacket, $1095, John Varvatos, LA, 310-859-2791 Ferragamo striped shirt, price upon request, Salvatore Ferragamo Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990


Gucci suit, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451 Givenchy white ruffle top, M.C.L. Designs studded colorful stone ring, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Christian Louboutin sheer pump, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300


Photography by Marc Baptiste Styled by Jessica Paster

PERFECT HARMONY Between balancing her role as a detective on the second season of Rizzoli & Isles, and being wife and mother of three, Angie Harmon sits down with our Almie Rose to talk comic books, NASCAR, and about her band of loyal fans known as Twangels. Photography: Marc Baptiste / Caryn Weiss / Stylist: Jessica Paster / Makeup: Sammy Mourabit / Hair: David Gardner / Solo Artists Manicurist: Candace Cason Digital Tech: Jason Cook Photo Assistant: Bryant Walton Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Givenchy white ruffle jacket with chain detail, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900



et’s state the obvious: Angie Harmon is stunning. She’s got a neck like a swan and cheekbones so ridiculous I don’t even know where to begin. She’s got a voice like an actress from Old Hollywood. She’s sweet and playful with a bite. There she is, looking regal in a slim velvet tuxedo, posing for Genlux in a large white chair in her back yard, when her dog bounds over to say hi. “Would you get out of my shot?” she teases.


ngie works it like a factory. The shoot wraps. “Sangria time!” someone shouts. “Oh it is!” Harmon responds. She generously serves the crew sangria and then leads me to a room for our interview. “I was actually touching dead people,” Angie says, with giddy fascination. She’s referring to her stint on Oprah (the episode was “Dream Jobs”), and Harmon was in the morgue like a real homicide detective, like police detective Jane Rizzoli she plays on TV (Rizzoli and Isles). “It was very…” she chooses her words carefully, “…lovely.” She explains. “I thought I was going to be terrified and nauseous, but it’s a very peaceful place. I would be a homicide detective if I could.” “Really?” I ask. She gives me a ‘Girl, you don’t even know!’ type of “Oh!” Some of Angie’s other surprising interests include NASCAR and comics. This strong, sexy actress is a bit of a comic-book nerd. She voiced commissioner Barbara Gordon in the cartoon film Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker. She’s Team Marvel and also loves video games like The Velvet Assassin. “I love the artwork [of graphic novels], the fantasy of it. Everybody’s sexy and slammin’ and they kick ass and I love all that.” I tell her that I have some questions from her fans, and her face lights up. She’s well aware of her “Twangels,” the Angie Harmon Twitter fans who tweet her constant messages of support and love. I ask her if she’d be interested in filming a video shout-out for them, and she doesn’t hesitate. The giddiness returns. Note: if you want to excite Angie Harmon, all it takes is a room of dead bodies or her Twitter fans. Not having any dead bodies around, I ask her questions courtesy of her fans: Would you like to do more voiceover work? “I’d love to.” Can you tell us anything about the second season of Rizzoli and Isles? Without pause, “No.” Then, playfully, “No. You know what? Because here’s my thing: if I tell you something, you know it’s coming. It would be like if you’re standing in line for a roller coaster and someone came up to you and described to a T what just happened. They’re my Twangels; they know what I’m like.” Her enthusiasm is something her fans definitely appreciate. That and her style. Does she have any style inspirations? “How I feel that day usually dictates what I wear. I think

I mostly enjoy dressing like a man. A baggy jean [or the feminized tuxedo perhaps], or I love a man’s shirt and baggy shorts. That’s probably my favorite. I’ve got three kids and a husband and a house, and I want to be as comfortable as I can, as often as I can.” Speaking of her husband, NFL player Jason Sehorn, I congratulate her on her upcoming ten-year anniversary. “That’s coming up soon, right?” She smiles. “Thank you. It is.” Then, suddenly, “OH MY GOD, IT IS! Oh my God, it is! I have to get something for my husband! There, that can be a question for my Twangels: ‘What can I get my husband for my anniversary?’” How does she make her relationship work? “I think because we want it to work and we want to stay together and we want a family…we want this. No marriage is perfect, but you can always feel when you’re in different places, and you gotta jump on it and talk it out and figure out what to do. There really isn’t one thing. It’s two people who grow together and are working toward the same goal.” Speaking of relationships, does she find it difficult or tricky to be one of the few staunch Republicans in liberal Hollywood? “Yeah, but I also think it would be difficult or tricky being a Democrat in a Republican area. It goes both ways. I think the importance of us being able to listen to each other and tolerate each other is where we need to get to first.” I ask her about her most recent NASCAR event, where she got to serve as the honorary pace driver for the 27th Running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in May. How did that come about? What was it like to drive one of those? “We have a lot of friends in the NASCAR community, and it was a really fun thing. They just asked me, ‘Would you want to drive the pace car?’ I was like, ‘ARE YOU KIDDING? Absolutely!’ Then I got in it and you can only go 47 miles per hour. And it was like, ‘…really? Are you serious?’ So it was not exactly like what I thought it would be, but nonetheless it was still fun.” What’s her favorite scene that she’s done, acting-wise? “The finale of Rizzoli and Isles. When Jane shot herself to save her brother. Jane is so close to me, running through my veins and in my skin. So when you play a hero, the most heroic moment is going to be my favorite.” Ours, too. G


Lanvin black strapless ruffle dress, $2519, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Christian Louboutin white criss-cross strap sandals, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300 Nicky Hilton turquoise inset ring, $150, Ben-Amun red and black cuff,


Louis Vuitton brown floral dress, Louis Vuitton black strappy heel, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457 Ishayra Jaisel carved blue Lapis ring, Ishayra square carved resin ring,


“I mostly enjoy dressing like a man. A baggy jean, or I love a man’s shirt and baggy shorts. That’s probably my favorite. I’ve got three kids and a husband and a house, and I want to be as comfortable as I can, as often as I can.” 88 GENLUX SUMMER 2011

Alaia dress, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 Giuseppe Zanotti bow sandal, Giuseppe Zanotti, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5760 Ishayra blue circle ring,


GENLUX CHANEL patent skin camellia brooch, CHANEL boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500 Photo by Paul Schefz Makeup by Camille Clark


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Jenny Packham Acacia II antique silver handbeaded crystal and seed-bead headdress, $725,

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Genlux Fashion Editor’s Picks

Victoria Grant Neon Love hat, $1200, Victoria Grant, London, 020 7221 1395,

Life runs through my hands and I am a ghost on roller skates. Seasons pass so quickly. Summer days are here and I personally think you should wear color and the shape that suits you, but I only ever wear black and the occasional hat. More and more, I love wearing hats with nets—it gives me the feeling of glamour almost lost. As I travel a lot, it is a good idea to pack lightly. I adore my Dolce & Gabbana lace dress over Spanx; it adds glamour to practicality. I have a shiny plastic tail coat from Norma Kamali. I live in black ankle boots from Clergerie. My sparkly last-season’s Marc Jacobs handbag is still loved and adored. I am not fickle in this area.

Alexander McQueen Samurai jacket, $9595; back pleat culottes; $1120, bootie, $2150, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983

A play I wrote about my father called As I Like It is about to debut at the Chelsea Theatre in London—a contemporary restoration comedy. While here in LA, I'm busy working on a show of neon called Peccadilloes at the Leadapron Gallery on Melrose. The collection is inspired by cartoons of me depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, drawn by Kay Saatchi and kindly hosted by Jonathan Brown. I find we are all full of sin, so I have used myself as an example.

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Have a great summer. Remember, the Devil was thrown out of the Garden of Eden for pride.

Norma Kamali Bill Mio swimsuit, $350,

CHANEL black and green metal brooch, price upon request, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

Carine Gilson Egérie silk-satin chemise, $1035,

Alexander McQueen embroidered slashshoulder jacket, $28,295, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983

Ariat Presidio Collection Desperado boot, $299.95,

Victoria Grant Moonlight Mile hat, $920, Victoria Grant, London, 020 7221 1395,

Betony Vernon Paradise Found Collection Gold Spheres Massage Ring, price upon request,

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Alexander McQueen cut-out studded bootie in black optic snake, $2475, Alexander McQueen, LA, 323-782-4983

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SuMMER OF COLOR! —George Blodwell Summer is here, gents! After a day in the summer sun, you’re probably sporting a nice, warm, healthy-looking glow. So why not add a touch of “coolness” to your attire? It’s really quite easy. This season’s fashion is all about “colorblocking”— pairing up bright primary colors that clash or complement each other. Be on the lookout for some solid-color accessories: a belt, a great shoe, a bright shirt, a colorful pocket square, watch band, or even a nice loud pair of trousers or jeans. The louder the better! Some bright, colorful socks work, too. Don’t be timid! Brighten it up!

Tap into some inspiration from DSquared2: a red jacket, white pants and a blue T-shirt is a great summer look. Add an orange or sky-blue pocket square. Accessorize your wrists with colorful Nialaya bracelets that are popping up everywhere. Even the Burberry earth tones can be jazzed up with an Hermès orange belt—taking your look to a whole new level. Pop into Tod’s and pick up a pair of colorful loafers. Celebrate the breath you take, and remember: there is only one of you on the whole planet—just one—so be brave, be colorful, be here now! Happy Summer! Love, George. Movado Master Swiss chronograph movement watch, $4495, Leslie Gold Jewelers, LA, 213626-3253

Tod’s Signature Tote, $950, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591 Nialaya men’s diamond and silver 10mm string bracelet, $4500, Nialaya Jewelry, Beverly Hills, 323-798-4685 Hardcore Elegance wallet chain, $4800,


Burberry S DSquared 2 relaxed blazer, $860; T-shirt, $355; flying pocket short, $445; necklace, $115; belt, $350,

DSquared 2 Gigolo Shawl D.B. jacket, $1095; long-sleeve v-neck sweater, $655; sailor pant, $385; necklace, $115; belt, $360,

Carl F. Bucherer Patradi Traveltec watch, price upon request, David Orgell, Beverly Hills, 310-273-6660

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook sunglasses, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-652-9144

Tod’s Gommino driving shoe in blue suede, $425, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591


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the haute list —KELVIN SEAH Off to seek out the summer sunshine in the south of France or the madness in the markets of Marrakech this season? Travel in rich style with these cabin carry-ons and luxe seaside totes. Keep skin and hair paparazziperfect with the jetsetter versions of hair and beauty favorites, too.

Elizabeth Weinstock Palermo dopp kits in python, $445–$780,

Elizabeth Weinstock St. Tropez luggage tags in python, $84–$110,

Jimmy Choo 24:7 Rosabel stamped mock croc leather bag, $1795, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-8609045,

Bvlgari Urban travel black grain calf leather bag, $2600, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Jimmy Choo CHOO 24:7 stamped mock croc Terence Trolley, $3595, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045,

Salvatore Ferragamo canvas and leather tote, $620, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990 Tod’s Bauletto in camel leather, $4650, Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591

Temperly/Elemis travel beauty kit, $160, Nordstrom, Westside Pavilion, LA, 310-470-6155


Liebeskind Colette washed suede bag in beige, $359, Kolu Clothing, Venice, 310-4524900;

Kim Vo Jet Set, $24, Kim Vo Salon at the Montage, Beverly Hills, 310-860-7854

Gucci brown leather tote with ostrich trim, $2950, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451

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“Protects, absorbs beautifully, and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.” Clarins sunscreen for face wrinkle control cream spf 50, $30, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4211

“So luxurious and melts into the skin.” By Terry VIP light expert, $58,

Sircuit Skin Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist, 2 oz, $36; 4 oz, $72, Green Line Beauty, LA, 323-933-5369

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“A chic way to travel with all your beauty products.” Mini Kittour, $50–$200,

“The most beautiful metallics ever. Dab on eylelids and inner corners to make your eyes pop.” Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette, $42.50,

“This smells and feels amazing. Perfect for summer.” Dyptique Voile Satin, $58,

“Gives you a flawless airbrush tan at home!” Temptu summer skin, $75; Temptu airbrush system, $295,


“Super refreshing and smells like real roses.” Jurlique Rosewater mist, $31,

“I love this for extra volume, and it smells great.” Kenra dry shampoo, $19, La Peer Beauty, Beverly Hills, 310-859-8899




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We’ve all heard, “it’s not you, it’s me.” In my case, I am really, definitely, pretty much positive that it is, in fact, me. My relationships start out well, but then something happens and like most contestants’ careers post-“American Idol,” it’s suddenly over. And I have a feeling that “something” is me. Look, I can be an intense person. I’m German-Italian, that’s just gonna happen, it’s built into my DNA to be a little loud and a little proud. (I’ve probably even mentioned my heritage before; that’s how obnoxious I am.) I have little to no filter. It can be too much, and I get that. Yet, doesn’t everyone say you should be yourself? What if yourself sucks?

I can’t change who I am. I mean, I could. On dates, I could think a little more carefully before I speak. I could hold back. I could have some restraint. But if I did that, then wouldn’t I be betraying myself? Isn’t that changing who I am? I guess it’s a granted, for everyone, that on your first date, you’re going to be on your best behavior. You’re not going to, at least not within that first sober hour, tell someone you just met, “Those shoes are diabolical.” You’re going to save that for six months in. Or if you’re me, six days in. But the point is, we all are sort of ourselves. We’re the Facebook versions of ourselves. We put our best out there, our most flattering, our most witty, our most loveable. But damn, this gets tiring, right? Then’s probably just me. I have a feeling that most people don’t have to try so hard to edit themselves. It’s not that I’m a total jerk; I promise I’m not! I just can’t stand listening to guff. I’m not going to be rude, but if I feel that you need to be called out, I’m going to pick up the phone and dial.

But do these less - than - flattering qualities help balance my better ones, and make those all the more endearing? Maybe that intensity is what helps me write and create. Maybe I should just accept it. Everyone’s got some kind of monkey on his or her back. What’s your flaw? Are you too critical? Maybe that critical side is what keeps you from making careless mistakes. Are you too optimistic? Maybe that’s what inspires other people. And so forth. (Leave it to someone like me to find optimism a fatal flaw.) You shouldn’t try to change who you are, unless you are a total ass-hole. But if you’re not, then don’t hide. Sure, you can put your date face on, but don’t edit yourself unless it’s going to lead to drama. You want to be nice, but you want to be you. There’s a balance. Find it! But I urge you, don’t tone it down if you don’t have to, don’t shy away, and don’t mute your colors because, baby, you were born this way. And I changed my mind, I’m not sorry!

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MY HOT SUMMER HITS —Susan Campos Marea, the new boutique at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes,

Everyone from Michelle Obama to Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson seems to be a fan of jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald. Ms. McDonald is known for her designs featuring geodes, agates and quartz mixed with gold, diamonds and other gorgeous stones. Her bracelets are insane! From $2000, Marea Boutique, 310-265-2850.

has got tongues wagging among the savvy shopping set. And since it’s curated by the same ultra-chic women behind the luxury resort retailer Seaside Luxe (whom we can thank for those uberchic stores at the two Four Seasons Hotels in Hawaii), we knew it was to be checked out at once. The gorgeous handcrafted furniture by Tim Clarke instantly sets the well-designed tone; a life-size vintage ice-cream set in pastels featured in the children’s section keeps it playful, and the well-conceived small area for shoes (all must-haves!) proves it thoughtful throughout.  Damage can definitely be done: everything from vintage Chanel jewelry to Rag & Bone jeans for men and tees for the kiddies in the softest Splendid cotton. But ladies, let’s not front, we know why you’re here. After you’re done artfully purchasing for the fam, go crazy with designers such as Frank & Eileen, Seaton, Poupette and Vanita Rosa from St. Barth, and Gregory Parkinson. Exhausted yet from all the retail therapy? Then simply collapse in a chair, nurse a latte, or sip some champagne. And if you must stay the night for further repair, well, there are worse places to lay your head than the resort’s beyond gorge hotel—still soaking in excess brain waves from hosting the TED conference—with its stunning views of the ocean. And then look what you get to do the next day: Marea, all over again! Marea Boutique at Ter ranea Resort, Palos Verdes, 310-265-2849

The trendy J Brand denim line is doing the uber-popular Houlihan skinny cargo in a vintage light khaki for summer. The pants are perfect with a high heel or a pair of flip-flops. $251, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400;  

It’s the ultimate in luxury—a cream touted as so fantastic, it will take years off one’s face. Super Eye Treatment from 3LAB is infused with a breakthrough technology designed to work wonders under the eyes. $350, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

This Mineral Screen Lotion (SPF 40) is all the rage in Hollywood these days. It’s light enough to be used every day and strong enough to protect against sun damage. Best of all, it’s waterproof. $36,

Clare Vivier’s bags are designed to be all about chic utility. Her bright summer collection is pure perfection. Fold-over clutch, $169,


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IN THE MIX: SARI SLOANE has a vision for what sells. as the head buyer for intermix, she has a knack for picking the next big thing.


Growing up in New York, Sari Sloane was constantly surrounded by a mix of high and low, with a melding of uptown chic and downtown edge. Before Intermix CEO Khajak Keledjian recruited her as head buyer for all his stores, Sari was a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman, and even managed to start her own label. Her vision and innovative merchandising philosophy have helped to solidify Intermix’s position as the go-to boutique.

About four years ago, Sandrine de Laage became Harry Winston’s art director. Since then, she has overseen almost all aspects of the company’s creative branding process. She has led their design team in the creation of notable jewelry collections including New York, Ultimate Design, and The Incredibles; the re-design of the setting for the legendary Hope Diamond; and the Midnight timepiece. What projects are you working on?

This has been a very dynamic year for Harry Winston. We also just launched a beautiful advertising campaign, shot by Patrick Demarchelier and featuring Freja Beha, and this spring we introduced an exciting new collection called Lily Cluster that is a very light, modern play on the iconic Harry Winston Cluster design. Lily Cluster yellow gold If you could take only one person on vacation, who would it be?

What projects are you working on?

Besides Intermix, I’m decorating my beach house in Bridgehampton, NY. If you could take only one person on vacation, who would it be?

My husband. I love having quiet time with him at the beach.

Intermix, LA, 310-860-0113 Juliette Jake clutch, $595, Intermix, LA, 310-860-0113

Where’s your favorite place to escape to?

For a relaxing weekend escape, nothing beats Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos. For a short flight from NYC, it feels like you’ve escaped to the South Pacific. The beach, food, spa and vibe are just perfect. What would you pack?

Eres white bikini, Missoni tunic, my favorite Hermès espadrilles that I bought in Sydney, Australia ten years ago. Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.

iPad, Naturopathica skincare, a travel backgammon set. How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?

Ralph Lauren Collection Henley tank dress, $3598, Ralph Lauren, LA, 310274-0171,

TALK TO ME: SANDRINE DE LAAGE heads up the creative teams at Harry winston— helping maintain one of luxury’s most prestigious brands.

diamond ring, $5400, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554

There would have to be three: my sons. It’s about the quality of the moments we spend together—going to museums, we look at the world together. This is very special to me. What are your favorite places to escape to?

Warm locations, preferably on a boat. My most recent trip was sailing in Turkey with my sons, and it was amazing. What would you pack?

My camera and my design books, always. Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.

Ray-Ban sunglasses, $149, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, 310-652-9144

A diamond ring or pendant, my collection of Ray-Bans (I have the aviators and the wayfarers in all colors and sizes) and daily facial cream from Sampar. Emerald & diamond necklace How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?

I bring a couple of beautiful pieces of jewelry. It’s easy to transition from day to night by throwing on a diamond ring or pendant. If I’m traveling for work to Paris or Hong Kong, I carry an Hermès Kelly bag. It’s a collector’s piece I enjoy wearing with jeans.

from Harry Winston’s Royal Gardens Collection, 205 carats, set in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-271-8554

What shoes do you bring? Simple clothes look best on a beach holiday. I pack A pair of boots from Marni to travel in (very all white and bring dressy sandals and bohemian supple leather, easy off-and-on at security), jewelry that easily transition from day to night. ballerina flats from Marc Jacobs and either a pair What handbags? My taupe alligator clutch from Juliette Jake for Lily Cluster diamond earrings of high-heel boots from Valentino or Miu Miu stilettos, which are always good with jeans or a dress. evening and a Stella McCartney linen Fallain yellow gold, $6400, What is your favorite item this season?   bela bag for travel and the beach. Harry Winston, Beverly What shoes do you bring? Hills, 310-271-8554 I love everything by Balenciaga. I have a pair of their leather Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. Miu Miu patent pants—I live in them. Your favorite item this season? leather pump, $595, They’re perfect for travel. Everything white! Miu Miu, Beverly

Hermès Carmen cotton canvas and wood espadrille, $680, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440,


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gENLUXshop EXOTIC BEAUTy Watch out for Disney’s new it girl. Born in South Carolina, Kelsey Chow is best known for her role as Gigi Silveri in One Tree Hill. Half Chinese, half American, this striking beauty is starring on the Disney Channel as Mikayla, the female lead in Pair of Kings, opposite Mitchel Musso and Doc Shaw. This summer she can be seen in the highly anticipated Spiderman 4 with Andrew Garfield. How would you describe your personal style?

Depends on my mood. I like to experiment with different styles: bohemian, classic, edgy. What’s your favorite item in your closet?

A D&G black silk and lace dress I bought with my mother almost five years ago! I love the elegance and style. What’s always in your purse?

Nivea’s Kiss of Moisture lip balm. What’s your weekend look?

Modern hippie by day, rocker by night. What message do your clothes give the world about you?

It’s ever-changing and evolving: I’m very open-minded to life—different styles, food, places, people, etc. If you could only wear one designer from head to toe, including accessories, who would it be?

That would constantly change. Currently, I would say Chloe or Isabel Marant. What’s your favorite low-price secret-weapon store?

Mango. I love their styles. It’s very trendy and has a European flair to it. It’s also sentimental—reminds me of my family travels when I was younger. Very happy to have Mango now in the U.S.! What’s your earliest fashion memory?

My mom dressed me quite differently than most young girls in Columbia, South Carolina. She always had a fashion sense ahead of its time. My favorites were the really modern pieces we’d buy while in France. What do you sleep in?

My grandmother always said to keep the mystery, so no comment! What kind of watch do you wear?

A Seiko vintage watch my mother used to wear when she was my age. Who’s your favorite fashion photographer?

Annie Leibovitz What’s your favorite scent?

Mango Castell shorts, dress, Tyra shoulder bag, prices upon request, Mango, Santa Monica, 310-282-0632,

Malandrino messardiere ivory cotton/nylon gown, $1890, Catherine Malandrino, LA, 310-358-0895, BaubleBar rust burst earrings, $32, BaubleBar facet ivory bangle, $22,

The warm, sexy, sweet scent Cinéma by Yves Saint Laurent. What’s your favorite vacation destination, and why?

Siena, Italy: quaint, extremely beautiful, amazing food! Do you overpack or underpack?

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closet desires: color blocking

gENLUXshop it’s going to be a colorful summer. don’t be afraid to PUT ON THAT GORGEOUS NEON-GREEN COCKTAIL DRESS.

Fendi red lantern-sleeve dress, $1580, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888,


Marlies Dekkers bra, $85, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Three Dots coral cotton cowl-neck top, $58, Lisa Z., Redondo Beach, 310-373-4464;

Alexandra Knight clutch, price upon request,

YSL dress, $1875, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Like, Duh! Don’t play with my heart top, $45, LIVE! On Sunset, LA, 310-360-1660;

Jill Sander pant, $545, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Hermès Celeste wedge, $1450, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440, Roberta Chiarella Social stretch bracelet, $68,

Roberta Chiarella stained glass necklace, $128,

Jill Sander cocktail dress, $2545, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Melanie Auld Gemma earrings, $200,

Aaiko green suede dress, $275, dressesonly. com

Fendi large blue Big Mamma bag, $1400, Fendi, Beverly Center, LA, 310-289-1704

Christian Dior jacket, $3000, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

closet desires: color blocking


Fendi turquoise peasantstyle long dress, $1980, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888,


closet desires: maxi dresses


Funktional Edi tank stripe maxi dress, $74, Telltale Hearts, LA, 323-522-6725,

casual, chic, sexy and comfortable, MAXI DRESSES ARE A MUST THIS SEASON. HAVE FUN! Michael Kors maxi dress, $2995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Adalyn keyhole maxi dress, $368, Alice + Olivia, LA, 310-247-0120, Kaufman Franco dress, $1595, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Meghan Los Angeles Bradley maxi dress, $188,

Gabby Applegate jersey dress, $194, Echo Park Independent Co-op, LA, 213-483-0260,

Missoni Mare Bretagna crochet-knit bandeau bikini, $565,

Rebecca Manning Georgette bikini in eden, $95,

Ampe bikini top, $170; Ampe bikini bottom, $170, Zero + Maria Cornejo, LA, 323-782-4915

Becca by Rebecca Virtue Purple on the Prowl one-shoulder bandeau, $74; Purple on the Prowl coastal bottom, $56,


closet desires: little mermaid

LUXE by Lisa Vogel Cadette Bandeau bra, $81; tab-side bottom in olive, $55,


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Tarte LipSurgence in Frisky, $24,

TRENDING NOW! GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR CAMILLE CLARK Skin is in! Keep it fresh, beautiful, healthy, and glowing. Lots of eye and lip color is very big this season. Troy Jensen


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CAMILLE CLARk, GENLUX BEAUTY EDITOR, ON THE SEASON’S MAKEUP TRENDS A bright pop of liner on the eyes or a sheer wash of color all over the lid is a fresh and fun look. For evening, metallics on the Tom eyesPecheux are gorgeous, but skip the heavy and dark eyeliner and go for lush lashes instead. Stick with waterproof and water-resistant formula Make Up Forever Aqua mascara and eyeliner. liner, $23,

Emphasize lips with color! Stick with stains, or some sheer formulas are the way to go for summer.

Tarte LipSurgence, $24 each,

Benefit Cha Cha Tint, $28, Burberry lip mist lipstick, $30 each, 

Benefit BADgal waterproof liner, $20, L’Oreal Voluminous mascara, $7.50,

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess shadow stick duo in pink teal, $20, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

acne awareness month Keep your skin healthy by choosing a good cleanser and sunscreen. Look for formulas that fit your skin type. If you suffer from breakouts, your skin can be even more sensitive this time of year. Keep this in mind when choosing products. June is acne-awareness month.

Top 5 tips for a natural summer glow:

Elemis pro-radiance cream cleanser, $47,

Clarins sunscreen care milk-lotion spray, $30, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Darphin purifying targeted gel, $40,

1. Exfoliate! Face/body three times per week 2. Moisturize! Morning and evening (for day, choose a light-textured spf lotion for face and body) 3. Mask! Put on a mask once a week to keep pores unclogged from all the extra sunscreen used this time of year 4. Remove! Take off all traces of makeup before bed (a must!) 5. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water to keep your skin well hydrated


Skin by Monica Olsen Refine Deep Penetrating Clay Cleanser, $16.95,

Steer clear of heavy foundation; instead, opt for a tinted moisturizer and bronzer. Use a concealer on areas that may need a little more coverage (under eyes, around nose and chin).

Dr. Dennis Gross Glo Pads, $32,

Skinceuticals Blemish + Age defense salicylic acid acne treatment, $78, Peter Thomas Roth Blemish Buffing Beads body wash, $36,


foundation/tinted moisturizers

Jouer luminizing moisture tint, $38,

Olay Total Effects dark circle minimizing eye brush, $18.99, Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay illuminizing serum, $32, Tarte Smooth Operator finishing powder, $28,

Summer is the time to trade in heavy, intoxicating scents for the lighter, fresher allure of something milder. Many labels offer season-appropriate versions of time-honored favorites, while others offer scents that are simply more suited when the mercury rises. And if spritzing on fragrances still feels too cloying, skip the spritz and go for the layering effect of scented soaps and body lotions. - Kelvin Seah “Light and airy scent—reminiscent of a cool ocean breeze.” Angel Sunessence Thierry Mugler, $80, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, LA, 310-360-2700

“Helps improve skin texture and relieves stress.” Molton Brown London Energizing Seamoss bath & shower gel, $28, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

“A warm, sunkissed fragrance, with a citrus floral blend with notes of Bergamont and orange blossom.” Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil, $55, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

“A modern scented shower gel with key notes of iris, neroli, and violet.” Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Toilette bath & shower gel, $45, Sephora, Westfield Century City, 310-843-0123

“Unique and sparkling fresh scent.” Prada Infusion de Rose eau de parfum, $105, Sephora, Beverly Center, 310-657-9670 “Feminine, yet sexy, Addict is infused with notes of citrus and grenadine.” Dior Addict to Life, $49, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700

ONE FOR THE BOYS: “With notes of green prickly pear and grapefruit, this is a fresh and pure scent for men.” Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Toniq, 1.7 oz, $57; 3.4 oz, $79, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216

“This roll-on cologne leaves a delicate dose of bitter orange and peppermint scent on the skin.” Diptyque L’eau des Hesperides roll-on cologne, $48, Fred Segal, LA, 323-655-9500

Beauty Scents of Style


“A luxurious and advanced cream wash completely cleanses the skin; infused with Tahitian Monoi Oil and Tiare flowers.” Elemis bath & shower cream in exotic Frangipani Monoi (200ml), $35, Nordstrom, Westside Pavilion, LA, 310-470-6155

“Makes skin irresistible to the touch with its fruity and flirtatious scent.” CHANEL Chance Shimmering Touch in Eau Tendre, $50, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

“A bracing fresh scent.” Jo Malone Grapefruit Body & Hand Wash, $50, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211


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best summer facials Ready to look your best this summer? We pick six of LA’s best skin-rejuvenating facials. Dr. Paul Nassif, Beverly Hills

La Prairie Spa, Beverly Hills Hotel

Back to the future Bacne is the acne found on the back and shoulder area that sometimes happens to the best of us. La Prairie’s Back to Front Facial conquers the bacne breakouts, and works on your facial skin as well. A La Prairie expert esthetician will exfoliate, deepcleanse and hydrate your back before pampering your face with a customized La Prairie Signature Facial. You’ll leave looking your best at every angle. 1.5 hours, $270, La Prairie Spa, Beverly Hills Hotel, 310-887-2505.

Galvanization The Hydradermie treatment at Piele Skin Boutique boosts moisture and hydration and helps to reduce wrinkles. The customized facial uses galvanic technology to achieve targeted results. A mixture of select botanical extracts and natural ingredients into a gel that best benefits the client’s needs. This is then massaged into the skin with a galvanic wand. The facial works for any skin type and is the most popular at the spa. $160, 60 min., Piele Skin Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-271-7500

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Hydration Station The HydraFacial procedure is a type of skin resurfacing called hydradermabrasion. It takes out impurities and dead skin cells, while skin-enhancing solutions such as antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid are applied. The procedure cleans, exfoliates, extracts and hydrates the face. Best of all, the process requires no downtime, so you can apply your makeup for a night out as soon as you leave. $175, Dr. Paul Nassif, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2467

Melt the stress away More like a hypnotherapy session that is also good for your skin, the Fountain of Youth Facial Ona Mystique facial begins with a Are painful needles not your idea quick consult with Douglas Preston, of getting that rested Botox-look? Ona Spa director of aesthetics, who The Fountain of Youth facial at the developed the facial as a way to focus Ritz Carlton Spa helps diminish on the mind and body. Lotions and sun-damaged, dull and discolored creams are smoothed onto your face areas. It’s an intense treatment using and pressure points on your face age-defying ingredients to exfoliate and neck are massaged. After you’ve and smooth your face, resulting in a relaxed and have a fresh face, a set younger-looking you. 50 mins, $150; of headphones is slipped on to take 80 mins, $195, Ritz Carlton Spa, LA, you on a guided visualization into 213-743-8800 a deeper relaxation. You leave with smooth, clean skin, a calm mind, and a CD of the guided visualization to continue your new-found calm mental state! $250, Ona Spa, LA, 323-931Feet First 4442, The secret to the soft and smooth state-of-the-art MicroInfusion manicure and pedicure at The Spa at The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the Epicuren Tri-Crystal Mico-derm body scrub. 60-minute manicure, $95; 75-minute pedicure, $135. The Spa at The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, 310-975-2854

Face Place, West Hollywood

Face Place Face Place’s one and only facial, their signature treatment, focuses on getting your circulation flowing to increase oxygenation of the cells. After a steam, a very thorough and nearly pain-free extraction cleans out every pore. Collagen is applied to your face and a compress of zinc and vitamin C is wrapped on your skin while a very low electrical current runs through the compress to stimulate absorption. After a few minutes you begin to feel a tingle and the blood flowing to your face. You are then treated to an exfoliation, cleansing and moisturizer with Face Place products, which are so gentle but effective. Ask for co-owner Tony—his list of clients reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. $110, Face Place, West Hollywood, 310-855-1150,


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It’s amazing how one of the world’s most elegant full-time businesswomen has time to breathe, but Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele thrives on her roles as co-president, artistic director and head of creation and design for luxury brand Chopard. Even at a young age, Caroline took an intense interest in the family business of fine timepieces. She began her career studying design and gemology, while learning the ins and outs of the Chopard empire. In 1985 she spearheaded the launch of Chopard’s incredibly successful “Happy Diamond” collection, solidifying her as a force in the company and the high-fashion jewelry market. In 1997 the president of the Cannes Film Festival commissioned her to redesign the world-famous “Palme d’Or,” which elevated the company into a permanent symbol of glamour in the film world. Because of her patronage to the Cannes festival, she was asked to design the Chopard Trophy, which is awarded annually to young up-and-coming stars. Chopard’s highly celebrated “Red Carpet Collection” followed in 2007 with the debut of sixty luxury pieces at the 60th anniversary of the prestigious film festival. Since then, Chopard has put forth an annual collection, adorning the industry’s most notable actors and actresses. In addition to designing and overseeing these creations, Caroline has set out to make a difference by partnering with the José Carreras, Elton John, and Prince of Wales charity foundations. Despite Chopard’s immense success, she continues to evolve her company and strives to bring elegance and impeccable design to the world stage. We caught up with Caroline to talk about her favorite LA spots and travel must-haves when visiting Hollywood. —By Courtney Fortune


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What are your packing essentials for LA? A gown for when I fly out for Elton’s Oscar party, Manolo Blahnik or Louboutin heels, jeans, flats, pashmina, swimsuit by Pucci, and Juicy Couture jogging suit.


Stay in LA? The Beverly Wilshire Have drinks? BLVD, Bar Marmont, Soho House FAVORITES:

Shops: Jimmy Cho, Herve Leger, Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Barneys, Neiman Marcus Restaurant: Cecconi’s, Spago, Katsuya, Bouchon, The Ivy, Matsuhisa Museums: The Getty, MOCA, LACMA Beaches: Malibu, Laguna Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica Time of year: Spring


Chopard sunglasses plated in 23K rose gold with chestnut-brown frame with roviex lenses and crystals, $1150, 1-800-CHOPARD, photo:Stefanie Keenan

What’s in your carry-on? iPad, BlackBerry, drawing paper and pencils to sketch jewelry designs, a good book, my good-luck charms, Chopard sunglasses (of course), one of my favorite perfumes, Fracas by Robert Piguet, and makeup.

What’s the first thing you do to unwind? I take off my shoes and have a shower. How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I unpack and settle in. Usually there are flowers in my room when I arrive, which definitely makes me feel at home. I travel with a stuffed bear and pictures of family and close friends. Red-eye or morning flight? I like taking the afternoon flight; you have the morning to do some work and still arrive at a decent hour to get a good night’s sleep. How do you look refreshed after a long flight? I try to sleep on the plane. Then, a splash of cold water and a mask does the trick! What do you wish LA had more of that you have in NY? The nightlife. What do you wish NY had that LA has? The weather.

Emilio Pucci tie-dye cutout one-pieces, $660, Emilio Pucci, South Coast Plaza, 714-641-5669,

Fracas de Robert Piguet perfume, $210, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900