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On our cover: Molly Sims in Valentino. Photography for Genlux by Alberto Tolot.



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CANDY ISLAND Photographer Andrew Matusik takes a page from Willy Wonka. WHITE CHOCOLATE Claudia Bassols pays a visit to a Beverly Hills chocolatier. BON-BON VOYAGE We travel to Hawaii to sail in summer’s candy-color fashion.


CANDY GIRLS Our Hansel and Gretel in fashion good enough to eat. LA DOLCE VITA Kim Kardashian steps out on Rodeo Drive in luxury looks. sugar-coat IT Makeup artist Joanna Schlip finds candy is a great medium. MOLLY POPS! Molly Sims jumps off our pages in summer’s bright looks.


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Editor at Large’s Picks: George’s treats Beauty Editor’s Picks: Dawn’s delights Anastasia’s Expert Opinion: Pros’ fitness tips Jet Setter: Princess Tamara Czartoryski Style I.D.: Shoshanna Bush, Annabelle Wallis BuyLines: Swimwear designers Shop for a Cause: ’Tis better to give… Opening Presence: New in town File-O-Green Facts: Ecofabulous finds File-O-Facts: Sweet and stylish picks Out-of-Towner: Valérie Delafosse of Eres Genlux Exclusive: Valentino dinner Genlux Exclusive: Catherine Malandrino Maison Fashion Editor’s Report: Paris Fashion Week Closet Desires: Nudes, metallics, beach looks, jumpsuits Top to Toe: I Wanna Lollipop! Accessory Access: Candy Jar Designer Profile: Eric Javitz Chic Boutique: Bittersweet Butterfly Her Secret Service: Molly Sims’ cover look Spotlight: Beauty hot spots in Beverly Hills Cause: Fergie for M • A • C Viva Glam Makeup Trends: Candy colors Hair Do’s: What’s hot this season In the Bag: Summer’s color—bronze Expert Opinion: Beach-body treatments Beauty Ingredient: Sugar

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Creative Director: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Jewelry Editor: Zeta Graff VP of Advertising: Jenny Behrstock Advertising Director: Julie Arde Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Editor at Large: George Blodwell Managing Editor: Shannon Bowen Beauty Editor: Dawn Shand Johnson Charities Editor: Francesca Forrester Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Internet Editor: Hannah Ciallella Contributing Editors: Davida Deutsch-Hall, Ashley Hume, Anastasia Soare, Marsha Takeda-Morrison, Tara Tyson Production Director: Jordan Holcomb Director of Digital Imaging: Luke Hanscom Contributing Photographers: Chris Baldwin, Marc Baptiste Shannon Greer, Megan Mack, Andrew Matusik Melissa Rodwell, Paul Schefz, Alberto Tolot, Ming Wu Distribution Manager: John Sugrue Interns: Tierra Burnley, Nichole Christakes, Jennifer Solis, Mayme Stansfield, Ashley Stenberg Summer 2009 - The Candy Issue Š2009 by Genlux Magazine™, LLC., All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission from Genlux Magazine. To our readers: Genlux Magazine invites you to share your thoughts, ideas and critiques of our publication. Please send comments to Editor, Genlux Magazine, 9713 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 202, Beverly Hills, California 90210 or by email, editor@genlux.com. Subscriptions: Please subscribe online at genlux.com. To advertise: Please contact Cecilia@genlux.com or call 310-275-5700. Photo of Molly Sims by Alberto Tolot



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Dita Von Teese at the Genlux BritWeek Designer of the Year Awards.

“My favorite candy? These French sweets called Les Coucougnettes du Vert Galant. ‘Coucougnettes’ is a cute word for testicles, and the ‘Vert Galant’ refers to the handsome, womanizing French King Henri IV. It’s a ginger and Armagnac-infused almond draped in dark chocolate and then covered in pink marzipan. I love these sweets and the tin they come in, which features the king with two hot wenches on his lap. Ha! I’m totally serious, though. I’m going to send you a picture...Is that too much for American readers? Otherwise you can lie and tell people I like Reese’s peanut butter cups.”—Dita Von Teese

“Maltesers. I love honeycomb and chocolate and trying to keep them ‘round for as long as possible.” —Alice Temperley

“I like See’s candies... better than Belgian sweets, I think.”

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3. Three beautiful celebrities; three cover worthy photoshoots. Claudia Bassols, Kim Kardashian, and Molly Sims.

y secret obsessions right now are Sudoku puzzles, BrickBreaker, “The Real Housewives of New York,” and the Food Network, where I just can’t get enough of “Barefoot Contessa.” I’m also hooked on that PBS cooking-slash-travel show, “On the Road Again,” where Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols take a road trip—eating and drinking their way through Spain. We fell in love with Claudia through the show and invited her to LA for a Genlux photoshoot (p. 44). And now, fortunately for us, she’s decided to stay in California to pursue an acting career.


the only fashion runway show from Paris or London to appear in LA this year. We showcased the collections of Todd Lynn and accessory designer Rupert Sanderson.

One of the more difficult decisions for this issue was selecting our cover. There were three great models to choose from: Claudia, brilliantly photographed by Paul Schefz; the gorgeous Kim Kardashian, shot by Marc Baptiste (p. 62); and the stunning Molly Sims (p. 76). In the end, after much vacillating, we went with this beautiful shot of Molly photographed by worldclass shooter Alberto Tolot.

Speaking of world-class, the highlight of the past few weeks was the dinner and a movie that Kathy DavoudiGohari, the store manager of Valentino, invited me to. The movie was the premiere screening of Valentino: T he Last Emperor at LACMA. The dinner was a private affair honoring Valentino, the man himself, at the Montage Beverly Hills (p. 24). As we prepared this candy-themed issue of Genlux, our creative director, Stephen Kamifuji, inquired of some friends about their favorite candy. My favorite e-mail response was this one (at left) from Dita Von Teese. Oh, that Dita!

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It’s the season of the jumpsuit, love it or hate it! Easy to put on in the morning, but could be a nightmare to remove during trips to the powder room (p.106). Precious metals and brightly shimmering satins and silks are the ultimate in luxe eveningwear. One example I particularly like is the gorgeous Reem Acra gold silk chiffon lamé pleated shirt-dress (p.104). Let’s not forget nude tones, the foundation this summer. From the sharp, tailored Graeme Black Couture duo-tone jacket to the Versace crème skirt (p.103), you’ll love them all. Time to take a trip? Travel in style with the Prada Saffiano trolley. Add colors to your wardrobe with the Alexander McQueen pink backless dress (p.32). So sexy! Enjoy our c an dy issue and watch your sweets!

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We go behind the scenes to reveal how Francesca Tolot achieved Molly Sims’ cover look!

Francesca Tolot for Cloutier Agency on Molly’s look: “Molly has such a great strong face, and there was a lot going on in the shoot, so I decided to go with a natural makeup look on her.” CHEEK: “I dusted M • A • C Style Warrior Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden all over the face— more than on just the apples of the cheek, I dusted it on her jawbone, forehead, and neck, making sure to blend it all.”

Francesca Tolot, makeup artist, CloutierAgency.com Tolot’s celebrity clients include Beyoncé, Shakira, Faith Hill, Jessica Simpson, Cindy Crawford, Diane Lane, Tina Turner, Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Elizabeth Taylor.


EYE: “In keeping with the soft look on the eyes, I went with no eyeliner and used only eye shadow. I used Christian Dior 609 Earth Reflection Five-Colour Palette to do this, taking the darkest color in the palette around the lid onto the top and bottom of the eye and keeping it close to the lash lines. Then I used the medium beige color on the crease of the eye, followed by the lightest light color on the eyelid—Molly has deep-set eyes, and this really helps lighten them and bring them out. I then used the darker of the light colors on the brow bone, followed by lots of mascara on the top and bottom.” Christian Dior 609 Earth Reflection Five-Colour Palette, $56, nordstrom.com; sephora.com

HAIR: Peter Savic for SoloArtists.com using Redken products.

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La Mer The Treatment Foundation SPF15 03 Buff, $85, La Mer Brush, $65, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

FACE: “For her skin, I used the La Mer The Treatment Foundation SPF15 03 Buff. The concealer I used was a lot lighter than her skin tone—I wanted to intensify the cheekbone; I blended it out toward the apples of her cheeks for a 3-D effect. She already has a strong face, but I wanted to add some light for the photograph.”

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LIP: “I went with a nude lip color. I wanted to keep this soft as well—it was applied with no liner, just very transparent faint color with a little hint of sparkle.” M·A·C Tricolor Lipgloss in Just Dessert, $17.50, M·A·C, Hollywood & Highland 323-465-5030

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Louise Taper presents the Costume Council’s Legend award to Valentino Garavani at the Montage Hotel Beverly Hills

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As if a film director’s take on Valentino would be the stamp of approval required to cement the legacy of the man who exemplifies haute couture, Matt Tyrnauer’s Valentino: The Last Emperor seems to do just that. It is a revealing, beautiful, and honest account of the designer whose lavish lifestyle includes traveling exclusively by private jet with his six Pugs in tow —each snug in its own seat—and whose presence still draws tears from those he first meets. Recently, LACMA’s Costume Council, spearheaded by Betty Leonard, treated local fashion royalty to a screening of Tyrnauer’s film and to a private dinner at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. The evening was highlighted by a presentation of the council’s Legend Award to Valentino and his partner of 47 years, Giancarlo Giammetti. Among the celeb guests were Tom Ford, Anne Hathaway, Nicky Hilton, Rose McGowan, Rita Wilson, and Rachel Zoe. The question most overheard during the magical evening: Where are the Emperor’s little Pugs? —Stephen Christopher

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With a foyer drenched in a cascade of Venetian glass, a living room with a warm, crackling fire, a kitchen offering an array of Parisian delicacies, and rooms full of exquisitely unique, ultra-feminine fashion, every hand-picked aspect of Catherine Malandrino Maison invokes the spirit of its creator. In short, it is a place the chic French designer, discerning fashionistas, and connoisseurs of beauty can call home. “My Maison is an invitation to a European experience—a warm, inviting atmosphere, an open window to my creations and inspirations. It’s a place I dream to live in,” gushes Malandrino at the six-month anniversary of the concept store’s opening, which she celebrated with an intimate candlelit dinner attended by thirty of her closest friends including celebrity devotees Mary J. Blige, Rosario Dawson, Billy Zane, Keisha Whitaker, Elizabeth Banks, Sophia Bush, and Garcelle BeauvaisNilon. The mouthwatering Mediterranean fare was prepared by chef Ben of Tagine. With her brand expanding into lifestyle, Malandrino’s success shows no signs of waning. As she puts it, “I love life and it gives me wings to accomplish my dreams. I feel many women today have become heroes and are able to combine all the roles as a modern, independent working woman, friend, mother, and lover.” —Ashley Hume able s

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genlux exclusive! genlux and britweek first annual designer of the year awards and show! PHOTOs: russelL einhorn

Cindy Choi, Rose Park Navi Rawat, George Blodwell

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Genlux magazine and BritWeek teamed up for what they hope will be an ongoing affair: Their first annual Designer of the Year awards and fashion show. The evening, which benefited Project Angel Food, honored two distinguished British designers: Todd Lynn, as Designer of the Year, and Rupert Sanderson, as Accessory Designer of the Year.

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BritWeek co-chairman Nigel Lythgoe charmed us as the evening’s MC, and co-chairman British Consul-General Bob Peirce and his wife, Sharon Harroun Peirce, presented the designers with their beautiful crystal awards. Musical guest Morganne delighted the crowd that included Dita Von Teese, Rumer Willis, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Ali Sims, and Beau Dunn, with renditions of “Imagine” and “History Repeating” just before Lynn’s collection—the only Paris or London Fashion Week Fall ’09 runway show to appear in LA this year— made its triumphant strut down the 100foot runway to a standing ovation. Perhaps the evening’s only glitch was its rather abrupt ending. Immediately following the awards presentation, Nigel announced, “Okay, I’m told we have to get out now. They’re going to turn off the power!” Apparently, the Pacific Design Center adheres to some strict time limits.

Event sponsor: Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, Kamilla Praiser

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genlux gadabouts: 2009 C.H.I.P.S. ANNUAL LUNCHEON honors Alberta Ferretti

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The elegant Montage Beverly Hills served as the backdrop for Alberta Ferretti’s Fall ’09 collection at the C.H.I.P.S. (Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service) annual luncheon.

Alberta Ferretti, Betsy Bloomingdale

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The guests, including Marisa Tomei, Julie Benz, Angie Harmon, Betsy Bloomingdale, Jessica Stroup, Nicky Hilton, and Rose McGowan, lauded Ms. Ferretti for both her collection and her charitable efforts on behalf of women. As a reward to the fashionable crowd for their support of the luncheon, the Alberta Ferretti boutique in West Hollywood held its trunks open for a special afternoon Angie Harmon, Alberta Ferretti of shopping. —Stephen Christopher Patty Penske, Jules Allen

Kristen Sullivan, Marni Pozil, Angelina Kwong

Alberta Ferretti, Kathryn Morris

Marisa Tomei Catherine Beyer, Kathy Gohari Alberta Ferretti, Ginny Sydorick


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George Blodwell, Valentino Garavani, Samia Arslane

Event co-chair Susan Mosley, Anne Hathaway, Valentino, event co-chair Peri Ellen Berne

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Anne Hathaway, Valentino Garavani

PHOTOS: Alex J. Berliner Š Berliner Studio/BEImages

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It’s going to be a very colorful summer! —Samia Arslane Ban.do ruffled chiffon collar in nude, $195, 310-470-1388, shopbando.com Katy Rodriquez green silk cotton custom colored ruffle Habanera skirt, $495, Resurrection, West Hollywood, 323-651-5516

Tiffany & Co. cocktail ring with 25.68ct green tourmaline stone and diamonds, $75,000, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880, tiffany.com

Prada Saffiano leather trolley in purple, $2650, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661

Coach Poppy fashion sequin XL spotlight shoulder bag in silver, $598, Coach, Beverly Hills, 310-247-1309

Alexander McQueen open-back dress in pink, $1875, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Azature Krystle necklace from the A.Z. DYNASTY collection: finely handcrafted oval shaped acrylic crystals covered in pink metallic mesh, connected with metal wires and pink colored chains, $375, Des Kohan, LA, 323-857-0200; azature.com

Vacheron Constantin Kalla Lune watch in pink with more than 200 diamonds circling the case, dial, and bracelet, $198,000, Westime, LA, 310-470-1388; Tourneau, Costa Mesa, 714-8500222; vacheronconstantin.com

Donna Karan dress, $1995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Ban.do headband large clear crystals surrounded by silver embroidery, $165, 310-470-1388, shopbando.com

Four smudge-sponges remove deodorant and powder marks, $13, shopgirl.com

Novalash candied lashes, hand-dipped, freeze-dried, and crystallized to add shimmer and sparkle to your lash line. Each candied lashes box comes with six colors of extensions, 1-866-430-1261, novalash.com  

Honeydew Intimates Zoe cross dye bralette in Very Berry, $36; Honeydew Intimates Zoe cross dye panty in Very Berry, $18, honeydewintimates.com

Valentino black skirt, $2990, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900



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D&G taffeta plaid evening jacket, $1395, Gucci floral print shirt, $595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noel diamond floral clip, $35,100, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161 7 For All Mankind Standard with multisquiggle pant, $178, 7 For All Mankind, LA 310-385-9540 Ariane felt top hat with feather trim, $450, silk dot scarf, $230, Ariane Millinery, LA, 323-951-9929 Joseph Fenestrier butter-yellow patent lace-up, $420, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907

Proenza Schouler citron dress, $1250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Ariane silk flower pin, $200, Ariane Millinery, LA, 323-951-9929 Robert Clergerie Fosca metallic platform sandal with stone detail, $840, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907 Frey Wille Luna Piena Heavenly Joy handcrafted enamel pendant in 24K goldplated mounting with 24K gold-plated anchor chain, $1160 Frey Wille Half Moon Red Passion handcrafted enamel pendant set in 24K gold-plated mounting with Milanaise mesh 24K gold-plated chain, $1030 Mounted handcrafted enamel bangles set in 24K gold-plated mounting, $895–$1395 Spiral of Life mid-wide handcrafted enamel set in 24K gold-plated mounting bangle, $895, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639

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Guy Laroche vintage blue feather coat with silk pant-suit set, YSL vintage earrings, prices upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878, Lambertson Truex lucite bangles, $500, $400, and $350, Lambertson Truex, lambertsontruex.com Bally lagoon rope belt, $175, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Fendi red satin boot, $840, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888



Her: Lloyd Klein robe, price upon request, Lloyd Klein Couture, LA, 323-549-9999 Versace Atelier vintage catsuit, price upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Van Cleef & Arpels lotus diamond and white gold ring, $24,300, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161 Robert Clergerie Sindian heel, $665, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907 Him: Ariane top hat, $450, Ariane Millinery, LA, 323-951-9929 Etro printed silk blazer, $1960; paisley printed shirt, $350, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noel coral floral pin with diamonds, $17,400, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161 CHANEL tortoise shell sunglasses, $350, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468 Shoe: Dior suede stiletto, $1800, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Fendi silk chiffon rosette dress, $7700; satin platform shoe, $840, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888 Pierre Cardin vintage metal cuff; vintage red suede gloves, prices upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-9878 Lamberton Truex Nikki chartreuse satin clutch, $695, lambertsontruex.com


Him: Ariane hat, $375, Ariane Millinery, LA, 323-951-9929 Paul Smith seersucker suit, $1450; shirt, $285, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Lloyd Klein wide fuchsia satin tie, price upon request, Lloyd Klein Couture, 323-549-9999 YSL vintage pin, price upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Joseph Fenestrier butter patent lace-up, $420, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907 Her: Robert Tam vintage feather-trim linen dress, price upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra necklaces, $15,400 and $7050; Clelia ring in white gold and diamond, $6400; Socrate ring in white gold and diamond, $42,800, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161 Lambertson Truex silver clutch, price upon request, lambertsontruex.com Robert Clergerie Domit linen platform ankle boot, $665, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907


Lamberton Truex heel, $695, lambertontruex.com



Lloyd Klein satin cuir trench coat, $9500; yellow satin pant, $1200, Lloyd Klein Couture, 323-549-9999 Mariam Haskell vintage necklaces, prices upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Robert Clergerie Fosca platform heel, $840, Robert Clergerie, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8907


Claudia Bassols of PBS’s “On the Road Again” finds that life is good when summer whites collide with rich, dark chocolate.

white chocolate





Lloyd Klein lace-up halter gown, $10,800, Lloyd Klein, 323-549-9999 Damiani “San Lorenzo” diamond cuff, $15,980; Damiani “Antera” dangle earrings, $35,000, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320

Lloyd Klein trench coat, $7600, Lloyd Klein, 323-549-9999, lloydklein.com Jimmy Choo “Revere” sandal, $895, saksfifthavenue.com John Hardy 18K yellow-gold ring with diamond pavé, $2750, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; johnhardy.com Damiani “Sophia” necklace, $45,000; Damiani “Sunset” earrings, $8480, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320

Photographer: Paul Schefz / schefz.com Stylist: Rudy Rocha / AKA Management / akamgmt.com Makeup: Gadrun / PhotogenicsMedia.com Hair: Christian marc / CelestineAgency.com Manicure: Marsha Bialo / CloutierAgency.com Assistant Stylist: adrian lubanski Location: Madame Chocolat Beverly Hills / Madame-Chocolat.com Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI



nless you’ve seen “On the Road Again,” the PBS television show where Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman, and Claudia Bassols eat and drink their way through Spain over a three-month period, you’ve not been mesmerized by watching Bassols—the Spanish scenestealing beauty who is a blend of Penélope Cruz and Cindy Crawford—delicately crunch through a chocolate churro. “Gwyneth and I joked at the beginning of the show that we should take ‘before and after’ pictures because we were convinced that we were going to gain weight. Fortunately, we didn’t. I think the secret was that we ate very fresh and unprocessed food. We had big meals but didn’t snack...much.” Next up for Bassols, whose favorite restaurants are Arzak’s in Spain and Batali’s Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles? “I’m based in Los Angeles now and I have a few American projects lined up, but it’s too early to talk about them. All I can reveal for now, with very much regret, is that this time there will be no eating involved.”

“My absolute favorite candy is Dutch licorice! I also love toffee and marshmallows.” – Claudia Bassols 46 GENLUX SUMMER / 2009

Farah Angsana “Celia” silk chiffon beaded shirt dress, $2420, farahangsana.com John Hardy large square ring with topaz, $1595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Damiani “Cristal” diamond earrings, $7690, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320


Hasty Torres, Madame Chocolat herself, delivers chocolate 101’s to Claudia in Bianca Nero bandage dress, $230, biancanero.com John Hardy “Batu Klasik” square earrings with white topaz, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211, johnhardy.com Stephen Webster silver shattered bracelet with mother-of-pearl, $2450, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211



Photographer: Shannon Greer / AlyssaPizer.com Stylist: Gena Tuso / CloutierAgency.com Model: Ludi Delfino / Next Models LA Hair and Makeup: Lucy Baldock / CelestineAgency.com using Lucy B Cosmetics Yacht: Special thanks to Frank and Linda Highsmith and Turtle Dance. Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI


Carolina Herrera white skirt, $1690, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Valentino silk pink blouse, $2290, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Christian LaCroix vintage gold earrings in hair, price upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com

bon-bon voyage

Sweeten your style! Sail away in this summer’s vibrant candy colors.




Rodarte pink and white mesh dress, $4600, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Valentino suede vintage heel, price upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com


Sauvage Retro monokini in emerald with graphic stripe bandeau top, $146, Sauvage by Elizabeth Southwood, sauvagewear.com Kristen Eslpeth sunburst dangling earrings, $130, kristenelspeth.com


La Perla Mazria bikini in Sabri, $243, La Perla Mare Collection Frederieke coverup, $454, laperlausa.com Vintage charm necklace, Vintage leather belt, prices upon request, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com


Eres Syracuse onepiece suit in griotte, $590, 888-656ERES, eres.fr Vintage red jelly necklace, price upon request, The Way We Wore, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com


Candy Goddess Reem Acra dress, price upon request, reemacra.com Glass cane, $550, Closet Chameleon, 818-522-8795 Stella McCartney white patent purse, $995, Madison, 310-273-4787 Ricardo Basta white gold tiara, $30,000, Ricardo Basta, Beverly Hills, 310-278-4792 ricardobasta.com




Hansel Carolina Herrera sheer blouse, $690, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211 Emanuel Ungaro linen jacquard jacket and cotton satin embroidered trouser, prices upon request, ungaro.com Valentino “V” belt, $595, Valentino boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Ricardo Basta muliticolor beryl, diamond and pearl necklace, $98,000, Ricardo Basta, 310-278-4792 ricardobasta.com Gretel Zac Posen ice dress, $3950, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211 Daniel Swarovski Goosberry long necklace, Swarovski Gallery Store, Madison Avenue, 212-308-1710 Swarovski crystal mesh pink power clutch, $850, 800-426-3088 Ricardo Basta pink and green toumaline in platinum earrings, $24,900, Ricardo Basta, 310-278-4792 Valentino patent bow pump, $695, Madison, 310-273-4787

candy girls Our modern-day Hansel and Gretel

give the wicked candy goddess the slip in this season’s shimmering brights. Photographer: Chris Baldwin / Creative 24; Photo Assistant: Jim Moy Stylist: Ebony Dee Cheyne; Assistant Stylist: Charles Kamphuis Hair: Jen Atkin / Wall Group; Hair assistant: Gregory Russell Makeup: Nichole Servin using M • A • C; Make up assistant: Seth Pratt Models: Hansel-Stella Berkofsky; Gretel-Elizaveta Melnitchenko; Candy Fairy-Rina Sukharukova; All with Next Models Concept and Digital Artist: ebony@edcdigital.com Creative Producer: Nichole Servin Studio, Lighting and Grip: screamingbroccoli.net; Lighting and Grip: Black Solid Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Hansel Catherine Malandrino silver silk jumpsuit with pockets, $2000, Catherine Malandrino Maison, 310-358-0895 Tahari metal belt, $398, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211 Jeweled vintage hat, $600, Closet Chameleon, 818-522-8795 CHANEL leather jacket, $7510, Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-275-4211 Ricardo Basta platinum and 18K gold with aqua diamond ring, $39,000, 310-278-4792 ricardobasta.com Swarovski Gemma ring, $80, swarovski.com Gretel Rafael Cennamo brocade skirt, $1650, Rafael Cennamo two-toned cascade dress, $1915, rafaelcennamo.com Swarovski Opaline ring, $125, Swarovski Glamour necklace, $650, Swarovski Especially cuff, $360, 800-426-3088 Valentino patent bow pump, $695, Madison, 310-273-4787 Valentino rose silk purse, $2495, Valentino boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103


Candy Goddess Ina Soltani black sleeveless sequin peplum gown, $3400, inasoltani.com Gretel Rafael Cennamo halter neckline gown with blue rosettes, $3300, rafaelcennamo.com Swarovski Ginseng ring, $190, 800-426-3088, swarovski.com


Candy Goddess Erdem embroidered gown, price upon request, Barney’s New York, 212-833-2200 Swarovski Glamour clip earrings, $220, 800-426-3088, swarovski.com


Hansel Bally jean cotton knitwear, $230, Bally lagoon Marabou vest, $1695, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 McQueen black heel with elastic ankle, $755, Madison, 310-273-4787 Gretel Bally glycine cotton knitwear, $230, Bally multicolor flowers pochette, $1030, Bally cipria Marabou vest, $1695, Bally multicolor flowers open pump, $750, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Parisa & Co. Viken belt, $300,


Shutters fly at a fever pitch when eye candy queen, Kim Kardashian, steps out in front of the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive.




Photographer: Marc Baptiste / DR Photo Management Stylist: Kelvin Seah / AIM Artists Makeup: Billy B / Art Department NY Hair: Stephanie Pohl / Artists by Timothy Priano Manicure: Jaimi brooks / Artists by Timothy Priano Photo Assistant: DREW SCHWARTZ aka “Big Dawg” Assistant Stylist: Paloma Ibarra and Alyssa Whitrock Location: LUXE HOTEL RODEO DRIVE Special thanks to Sherwin Banda, Wendy Krueger, Susie Dobson Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI


Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani white linen shift, by special order only, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, 866-433-PORT Tom Ford sunglasses, $420, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468 Atelier Swarovski by Devi Kroell flower necklace, price upon request, madeto order, atelier.swarovski@ swarovski.com Bally metallic antique varan lizard clutch, $1260, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310

La dolce vita Kim Kardashian arrives for our interview at Sur Restaurant without a hint of makeup, and after a cheerful introduction she immediately gets down to business...by ordering meatloaf with French fries. ¶ “I’m starving!” she says, apparently unaware that females in Hollywood aren’t supposed to eat, at least not real food. Kardashian laughs, seeming amused by her own choice. “I never order meatloaf in restaurants—this is the weirdest thing ever.” >



By Marsha Takeda-Morrison

lthough she’s perched on a pair of Jimmy Choo heels, Kardashian’s style appears to be as low-key as her gastronomic preferences. Her jewelry is vintage, but the rest of her outfit is comfortable, not flashy. “My top and pants? I have no idea. But I can look at the labels when I get home and text you,” she offers. And while she professes love for designers such as Maison Martin Margiela and Stella McCartney, she isn’t afraid to simply go with what strikes her fancy. “Lately I’m really loving vintage pieces,” she says. “One of my favorite things to do is shop in my mom’s closet!” Mom would be Kris Jenner, and no mention of the family would be complete without reference to their connection to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Kardashian’s late father, Robert, was a member of Simpson’s legal defense team. “My mom was best friends with Nicole [Simpson], and my dad was best friends with O.J.,” she explains. “We had just gone on vacation with their whole family to Mexico, like we did every year. So [the murder] was shocking. We felt like we had to choose sides. [Her sister] Kourtney and I took my dad’s side, mainly because my mom was remarried to Bruce Jenner six months after her divorce. It wasn’t so much about the trial and what was going on with the facts—we were young, and we didn’t quite understand it.” But Kardashian now praises stepfather Jenner. “Bruce made a promise to my dad that he would take care of us, and he has. He’s been an amazing stepfather, and I know that my dad would be so happy.” Privacy is hard to come by these days, with the world watching Kardashian and her family on their successful reality series, E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” So what’s it like having a camera catch every cough, sneeze, and sibling catfight? “I love doing the show,” she says. “When we signed up, we definitely said we were going to show everything and we were going to just be ourselves—crazy and all—and it worked.” One reluctant guest on the show is Kardashian’s boyfriend of two years, NFL player Reggie Bush, whom Kardashian credits with keeping her grounded. “We’re complete opposites,” she says. “He’s private and hates to go to events. I have to beg him to come with me and be my date.” It was a recent quote of Kardashian’s that seemed to bring her even more notoriety than her reality show. Referring to an un-retouched photo that recently made its way around the Internet, Kardashian wrote on her blog, “So what! I have cellulite!” and saw her exclamation turn into a battle cry for every woman feeling the pressure to be thin. “I was shocked at how much it was quoted,” she says. “But young girls need to know that cover girls are not realistic. Nobody’s perfect. I’ve gotten great responses from young women and their mothers. And you know what? That makes me proud.” G


Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani metallic chiffon gown, by special order only, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, 866-433-PORT Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and white gold Flower Lace earclips, $40,200, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161


Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani metallic chiffon gown, by special order only, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, 866-433-PORT Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and white gold Flower Lace earclips, $40,200; limited-edition AnnĂŠes Folles diamond bracelet, $183,000; Perlee bangle, $20,300, Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161


Dolce & Gabbana distressed tulle black dress, $4850, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Balenciaga crystal choker, $3995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jerome C Rousseau pearl white Medusa heel, $750, jeromecrousseau.com


Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani beaded collar jersey long dress, by special order only, Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani, 866-433-PORT


CHANEL silver sequin tuxedo jacket, $5500, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 American Apparel black cat suit, $49, americanapparel.net



Kim Kardashian in front of the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive in a Valentino Roma lemon satin trench coat, $1790; silk chiffon floral clutch, $2295; satin bow heel, $695, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Van Cleef & Arpels diamond AnnĂŠes Folles earrings, $26,400; Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161



sugar-coat it PHOTOGRAPHY BY



Photographer: AndrewMatusik.com

Makeup: Joanna Schlip / CloutierAgency.com Model: Kristina Moe / Next Models, Los Angeles Photo Assistant: Kirk Palmer Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI




Herve Leger rainbow bandage dress, $2250, Herve Leger, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2550 Rupert Sanderson Oracle blue shoe boot, $830, rupertsanderson.co.uk Gasoline Glamour earrings, $150, gasolineglamour.com





Molly pops!

Molly Sims jumps off the Genlux pages in summer’s bright candy-color looks. Photographer: AlbertoTolot.com Stylist: GeorgeBlodwell.com Makeup: Francesca tolot / CloutierAgency.com Hair: Peter savic / SoloArtists.com Manicure: Marsha Bialo / CloutierAgency.com using China Glaze Assistant Stylists: Nicki Christakes and Paloma Ibarra Location: Smashbox ® Studios; Digital Equipment: SmashBox Digital Post Production/Retouching: SmashBox Digital Art Direction: STEPHEN KAMIFUJI



& M s. E s tate j ewel r y. Va l entino. J. Crew. Her mom’s red velvet cake. These are a few of Molly Sims’ favorite things. Oh, and then there are the prescription prenatal vitamins. But don’t alert the tabloids just yet, because the super model-turned-actress isn’t pregnant; the vitamins are the key to Sims’ luxurious locks. “I’ve got to tell you this secret,” she offers. “Prescription prenatals! My hair broke off during a show because of all the torture it took, and I was put on these vitamins. They’re amazing for your hair and nails.” After seeing these photos, something tells me the girl’s onto something. And Sims knows a thing or two about beauty secrets. The Kentucky native spent years as a model before successfully transitioning to acting with five years on the NBC hit television series “Las Vegas.” And while she speaks fondly of her modeling days and time spent hosting MTV’s “House of Style,” Sims says she doesn’t miss the scrutiny of the supermodel life. “The rejection you get through modeling is tough,” she says. “I’ve been told that I was too fat, too thin…and I was 22 before I knew that my nose was crooked. Once you’ve been through all that, to go to an acting audition and hear, ‘You’re not really right for the part,’ it’s like, no problem!” Sims says she owes her success in both fields to the positive self-image her family instilled in her. “My parents were always very supportive and told me I could do anything I wanted to do. It was always, ‘If one door closes...kick it open!’ ” But she admits her confidence took a hit when she had a huge growth spurt as a teenager. “When I was in eighth grade, I grew to the height I am now. I was a foot taller than everyone else, and it was awkward. I remember my mom and I getting into a massive fight before my prom because she said, ‘Honey, you need a little bit of a heel,’ and I was like, ‘No way!’” On this day, the news Sims is most excited to share is that she was recently named an ambassador for Populations Services International, a nonprofit that addresses health problems in sixty developing countries. This is in addition to her involvement with the grassroots nonprofit Friends of El Faro, which aids an impoverished orphanage in Mexico. “I’m very excited about it,” she says of her charity work. “That’s the great thing about my business. I can tell you some really negative things—you become a little jaded, a little paranoid—but the really great thing is that you can help a lot of people.” So what’s next for Molly Sims? “I just signed on to do an independent film called Hickor y Nation. Also, I’m considering going back to TV. I took a year off after ‘Las Vegas,’ and it was great, but we had such a wonderful time on that show, and you get kind of addicted to the schedule.” And might there be a musical career on the horizon like so many models and actors have pursued before her? “Well,” she says with a hearty laugh, “considering that I’m tone deaf, I don’t know if that would be the way to go.” G


By Marsha Takeda-Morrison

Valentino pink dress, $2290, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103


Enzoani Love Collection dress, $560, lovebyenzoani.com Love Sex Money earrings, price upon request, lovesexmoney.com


Antonio Berandi dress, $2345, Vera Wang yellow necklace, $725, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Marchesa dress, $1980, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Love Sex Money earrings, price upon request, lovesexmoney.com



GENLUX SHOP Alexander McQueen pink dress, $1875, Neiman Marcus, 310-550-5900 Gasoline Glamour necklace, $6000, gasolineglamour.com

Molly Sims

AMANDA eliasch

YSL black and white strappy sandal, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Our Genlux Fashion Editor picks her precious few!

Valentino patent ruffle bag in black or white, $2195, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

©Alan Davidson/The Picture Library Ltd.

Ricardo Basta 18K yellow-gold Rutilated Quartz ring, $2400, Ricardo Basta Jewels by Bernier, Beverly Hills, 310-2784792

1960 patent leather, lipstick and stillettos, so imagine walking the streets of Rome on a hot, sunny day, wearing dark glasses, beautiful teeth, thick, cat-like eyebrows, “you’re my thrill,” a lollypop, big gold rings, Dolce Vita, dreaming of being Anita Ekberg.

Valentino dress with bows in black, $2290, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103


Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit with velvet bow in black, $2890, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Chrome Hearts aviators, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, 310-246-9468

Fendi black satin platform shoe with bows, $770, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888

Anish Kapoor limitededition gold moon ring, price upon request, Louisa Guiness Gallery, info@louisaguinessgallery.com Vera Wang jacket in black, $3250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills,310-275-4211

My favorite candy? Mint humbugs, lemon sherbets, orange boiled sweets, strawberry sherbets

Lanvin necklaces, $1805 (short), $2527 (long), Lanvin, Mount Street, London; Maxfield, LA, 310274-8800; lanvin.com


genlux fashion editor’s report




ARIS FASHION WEEK FALL 09 OVERVIEW. Go to the mirror, check your bosoms. If they are still up, you can wear the lace shirts with poof petal skirts, ribbons, ruffles, and lace. Little girl with big girl ideas. This Paris Fashion Week was about swapping places—so Miu Miu became YSL. Best of Breed goes to Alexander McQueen and Best in Show goes to Lanvin. Best Trench Coat (with see-through latticework at the back) goes to Jean Paul Gaultier. Best Hair goes to Guido Palau’s team, and makeup to Pat McGrath. Think RED/PLUM SHINY LIPS with BLACK EYESHADOW, and lashings of mascara. —Amanda Eliasch Through the streets of Paris, I arrived by black Mercedes to the shows…my first day as Fashion Editor of GENLUX. Tilla Rudel, my wonderful Parisian friend, took me to see Anne Valerie Hash, one of the first shows to open Pret-aPorter. From her magnificent atelier in the 10th arrondisement she showed her usual imagination. Her colours were muted mauves, pale, dusky pinks, greys, and browns, with the girls wearing sparkling tights and strappy platform shoes, and a chic variation of Amy Winehouse’s punky hair. I have a passion for Hash’s thin, delicate lace shirts, and now she’s adapted the idea


into dresses with panels of fur. Her slouchy suits are a little too comfortable for me, as I like to live in a corset to give myself good posture. ALEXANDER McQUEEN I felt the love at this show for Alexander McQueen. The hard men and women of fashion were still awake, despite their very long day, and applauded and called out for this avant-garde designer. Rubbish was the theme: a huge mound of all his odds and sods was center stage, hundreds of painted Coke tins were sprayed and placed as head pieces on the models in strange, ultrafuturistic shapes. The clothes were exaggerated into 1950s austere >

My first day as Genlux fashion editor

Alexander McQueen

Even when exhaustion had spread to every part of my body, I felt elated… and this is what fashion is about, and why we have to see the shows and not just watch them on style.com.

Alexander McQueen


Giambattista Valli, and Danielle Moudabber

> shapes; the women on stilts were superhuman, alien creatures, species from another planet. Clown-like puppets with lampshades and umbrellas on their heads. Even when exhaustion had spread to every part of my body, I felt elated…and this is what fashion is about, and why we have to see the shows and not just watch them on style.com. Alexander McQueen takes us always on a magical journey…how lucky we are.

Jean Paul Gaultier

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER opened the lesbian sadomasochistic salon in red velvet show to the FLYING LIZARDS version of “ROXANNE,” and PINK FLOYD’s “MONEY.” Betony Vernon dressed as a bondage queen with a whip, fighting with models - elegant clothes against cat burglars - visors on hats and masks - high hair, broad shoulders, red roses, a black and white floor in the atelier of Gaultier. Backless trench coats, tights with horizontal stripes, red lips, slicked-back hair, glossy and gorgeous. Acting was required, and for once the models were believable. Nothing very new, but thank God for that… at least we won’t have to try on Balenciaga’s new weirdo skirts with too much material that makes us all look porky... I love Gaultier’s straight elegant look, so him and so dramatic. I bought a coat the other day and the wow factor is incredibly sexy. I long to be his MADAME…he can kiss my booties. CHANEL took me back in time to ruffles in Amsterdam, Edwardian England, punk and wandering puritanical priests... Long slimline coats over black chiffon on cream silk, and flat, round hats. With his huge clientele it is probably impossible to keep everybody happy, but at least Karl Lagerfeld still can be applauded, and comes out with some successful surprises. Baby pink linings, baby pink tights, black jackets, ruffles on sleeves and the neck. The sage green trimmings. The very beautiful Amanda Harlech got me my invitation from their press office, so I am a lucky girl. STELLA McCARTNEY showed lace with the lightest of silks. Light, happy playful clothes…as the models skipped down the runway they looked comfortable and free. The show was thoroughly glamorous and there was her father, Paul, with his girlfriend. Behind the scenes Pat McGrath was chirpily pinching Snowden Hill’s cheeks as we sneaked in to see the models getting ready. A very relaxed atmosphere, and no doubt I will go down Conduit St. in August to get one of her evening dresses. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI made me feel I had slipped back to 1968 and was in Rome having a drink with the late Princess Pignatelli. She had such enormous style and would have loved Giamba’s clothes today...long dresses that go from morning to the evening, stunning peacock coats, flashes of peacock green, elegant trousers and structured 1960s jackets. Somewhere in my childhood I had seen women look like that…now photographs torn at the corners, just before everybody went wild. It was nostalgic, beautiful, and in the days when women definitely changed for dinner and the cocktail trolley was in fashion. VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’s show looked like she had raided the toy box. Pamela Anderson wearing wings. And managing to look angelic. Scottish Highland music turned disco-night classical bop Bach, played to full effect. Cloaks, plaids, chiffon, tutus at an angle ready for the wedding jumble sale. Long rugby-like socks worn over patterned black tights. We really don’t need to buy any more clothes, because Vivienne has

Vivienne Westwood

Jean Paul Gaultier

I love Gaultier’s straight elegant look—so him and so dramatic. I bought a coat the other day and the wow factor is incredibly sexy.

found a solution: use imagination, pick out the worst thing in the wardrobe, and give it a funky beauty...but one drawback, you must be pretty, and skinny, because this look would be dreadful if you don’t have the vision to arrange properly. LANVIN is the one to go for if you want to look like an oldfashioned movie star, as I definitely do. I imagined myself in these 1950s black clothes, with feathers around my hairline, red lips, fur draped across my shoulders, high heels, with a low, dark, husky voice. An “I shall be in my trailer if you need me” sort of look. These are easy clothes for the chic chic, and our daughters can wear Vivienne Westwood. I want to be an old-fashioned sort of girl, in a black-and-white movie, a Hitchcock blonde. Just give me the lines. Everybody backstage looked ravishing...even the hairdressers and makeup artists. One story I must tell you about is how adorable Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is: Once in the Dover Street Market, he may remember, he helped me get dressed—but not in his own clothes. He chose, without hesitation, a Daphne Guinness gold shirt for me and an Alaia suit with some fabulous platforms, so he was very fair to the competition. Traveling with Sophie Nails was quite something. She is boasting that you can get an Amy Winehouse hairdo at TOP SHOP for twenty-one pounds. MICHEL KLEIN showcased his Mad Max meets Disco Diva cyber ball Queen under magenta lights. Fabulous figurehugging, buttock-perfecting leather trousers with studs and jewels. Sexy, touchable quilting, with his unmistakable trademark, beautiful waisted shapes, giving the most imperfect woman an enviable, groovy uber-chick look. NINA RICCI and Olivier Theyskens put on quite a show! I have found my awards ceremony dress. Trends similar to the others: 1980 shoulders were back and tails in leather. Disco Queen, you had better get out there! I loved the platforms; I want to be a giant. Sequined pink platform booties, the gossamer wings of butterflies and dragonflies unfurled and flew into exquisitely formed delicious, wearable concoctions, mini skirts with organza trains, and beautiful encrusted, structured jackets. I want everything…purples, emeralds, reds, blacks This man is a genius…and I want to greet my Oscar swathed in all his creations. HOTEL COSTES was my lunch spot most days, a wonderful place for social coziness at the back by the fireplace, and where I met JENNIFER ROUSELET, who deals with the VIP of Paris for Moncler. Went off to my favorite corset store, CHANTAL THOMASS, full of delicate spring underwear, beautifully and amusingly constructed to give women the best shape possible…sexy, but not tarty. Caught Virginie Mouzat’s book launch at Louis Vuitton with Isobel Capece supporting yet another intellectual pursuit. She helped me when she was at Fendi to do a book launch for British Artists At Work. I so wanted to see Virginie and felt closer than she would have liked, having read the book!­


Model at Gaultier Fall 09, hair by Guido Palau

Michael Klein

Jennifer Rouselet



My summer tip: Shut up and dance! —George Blodwell Friends and fellow travelers on this magical journey, let’s make this a great summer. Let’s focus on life’s big, beautiful picture. Like an oil-painted master piece—a Rembrandt, for instance—one could get in close and view its bumps and imperfections, but why? It’s when we step back and view the whole painting that we become awestruck by its beauty. Your summer picks should start with the fabulously flowing Ferragamo piece. It’s perfect as a glamorous swim cover-up—or with some heels, belt it up and wear it for evening—the lion’s face is sure to start a conversation. The fuchsia Dior dress is a masterpiece in its cut and sophistication, and to take it over the top, throw on the Dior coat with decorative cuff and you’ll look simply stunning. The Prada black dress with its neck detail is so cool it doesn’t even need

D’Atlantis Lady Clieto Skeleton Automatic watch with ruby and diamond dial, $39,380, Gideon's Fine Jewelry, Woodland Hills, 818-347-3377; d-atlantis.com

accessorizing. The Dolce black dress is light and flirty and fun. My favorite skirt of the season with its nice waist detailing is by Jean Paul Gaultier. I was taken by the gorgeous crocodile-finished Elisabeth Weinstock chest—I love it! It has so many drawers and compartments for all of your keepsakes. Sandra Müller, a jeweler to watch, makes this rather special claw necklace attached to her signature chain that I encourage you to wear because everyone will ask about it. And finally, we all have a date that has meaning, so I added the novelty calendar necklace: you can choose your date and mark it with a sapphire stone in silver and yellow or rose gold. Cute! Need I say more… except enjoy the love, the summer, and dance!

Rosa Cha lace runway bikini in brown, $720, Arcade, West Hollywood, 323-944-0018

Christian Dior fuchsia dress, $3450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Charlotte Olympia Malice shoe in leopard, $610, Beckley, West Hollywood, 310-652-3500

Stay happy,

Cesare Paciotti heel, $625, Cesare Paciotti, Beverly Hills, 310-273-3220 Dolce & Gabbana dress in black, $6450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Alexis Mabille leather bow bag in white, $565, Arcade, West Hollywood, 323-944-0018

Jean Paul Gaultier skirt in black, $1395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310550-5900

Sandra Muller Hawk Warrior silver, 18K gold and diamond pendant on SM signature chain, price upon request, sandramuller.com

Salvatore Ferragamo dress, $4400, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990

Dalla Nonna calendar 14K rose gold necklace with sapphire stone, $375, dallanonnajewelry.com

Salvatore Ferragamo platform pump, $1180, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9900


Prada dress in black, $4555, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Temperley London Cesare Paciotti heel long Oberon kaftanin fuchsia, $930, in sapphire, $2995,Cesare Paciotti, Temperley London, Beverly LA, Hills, 323-782-8000 310-273-3220

Elisabeth Weinstock Design The Box custom-made to order in faux python, $9100, Bourgeois Boheme, LA, 323936-7507; Elisabeth Weinstock Design, 310-275-2300, ElisabethWeinstockDesign.com

Christian Dior coat in white, $11,990, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900




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genlux beauty editor’s picks

Add a golden glow to your look this season with these fab summertime finds. —Dawn Shand Johnson Physicans Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara, $9.95, riteaid.com; cvs.com

Sampar Eye Rule hydrates really well, and it’s great for bags and dark circles. $78, Beauty 360, Mission Viejo, 949-246-6982; skinstore.com

Made of 100% organic pigments in a customizable tint, Suki’s Tinted Active Moisturizer is a summertime skin savior. It provides great sheer coverage and sun protection while treating inflammation. $45.95, Whole Foods, West Hollywood, 323-848-4200; sukipure.com

The Bliss-Philips Bikini Perfect Deluxe Spa Edition has everything you need for summer grooming: a precision trimmer, precision comb, eyebrow comb, micro-trimmer, micro-shaver, and an epilator, plus Bliss’s Lemon+Sage Body Butter and Body Scrub, Ingrown Eliminating Pads for ingrown hairs, and a beauty bag. $59.99, blissworld.com

L’Occitane’s Ecocert-certified Ma Crème Nature is a moisturizing, rebalancing, and replenishing face and body cream that you can prepare yourself: L’Occitane provides the ingredients, and you mix and refrigerate them yourself. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. $42, L’Occitane, Beverly Hills, 310-205-9107, usa.loccitane.com

Best-Kept Secret:

Patyka Organic Shower Scrub in Lime, $14, ReForm School, LA, 323-906-8660, patykausa.com

C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Pomegranate Lip Cream, with an antioxidant-rich formula, $7.50, bathandbodyworks.com

Eyelashed in Eight Weeks: Latisse is the only FDA-approved medication proven to

lengthen, darken, and thicken eyelashes. Originally a medication for patients with glaucoma, Latisse is very safe, and results are visible in as little as eight weeks, with maximum results visible in 16 weeks. Pregnant patients or those with active glaucoma should not use Latisse. First month, $100; each additional month, $120. The Kest Clinic, 310-276-1252

Editor Favorite:

Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Orange, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; nordstrom.com


Veronica Malibu Skin & Body Care Center’s Facial in a Bag, with a Fresh Mint Wash, Micro Dermabrasion Treatment, Mint & Carrot Masque, and Azulene Cream, $88, veronicaskincare.com

Alora Ambiance’s Reed Diffuser in Arancia is a bouquet of citrus and gardenia. 8oz, $62, aloraambiance.com


Don’t FRET over summer just because it’s the dreaded bathing suit season. Instead, get fit with these tips from the pros, like my trainer Pauline Nordin. She’s a miracle worker! —Anastasia Summer workout tips from Pauline Nordin, a celebrity trainer, diet coach, and fitness model, and the founder of Fighter Diet (fighterdiet.com): 1. Firm, shapely glutes

come from weight training, not cardio. Cardio burns calories, but it does not tone or tighten the muscles. Pauline nordin

2. No other movement transforms your lower body and core muscles from jiggle to firm as fast as squats. 3. To get tight and toned you must challenge your body. Do a full body weight-training workout three times a week, and do 20–30 minutes of intense cardio instead of 60 minutes at a slower pace. Intense but short ses-

Tired of treadmills and ellipticals? This summer, take flight instead with Reebok and Cirque du Soleil’s new workout, Jukari Fit to Fly. During this hour-long, acrobatic-inspired program, you use a FlySet, a specially designed piece of equipment that leslie calvagne hangs from the ceiling and gives you the sensation of flying. Jukari Fit to Fly is a “fullbody, interval-training workout that works cardio, strength [using body weight], core, flexibility, and balance. Interval training is known to burn the most calories during and after a workout and addresses the often-missed posture muscles,” explains Leslie Calvagne, Reebok Training Director for Jukari Fit to Fly. “Jukari Fit to Fly is accessible to most all fitness levels, and this workout marks the first time suspension training has been fused with group exercise.” Available in August at Equinox, West Hollywood, 310-289-1900

sions are the way to go. 4. Doing endless sets of crunches and side bends will do nothing for a slimmer waistline! With full-body exercises like squats, deadlifts, pushups, and dumbbell presses, you strengthen your whole body and burn more calories overall. 5. High reps and low weights are worthless if you want to tone your

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Naturally sweetened vitaminwater10 has only 10 calories but all the vitamins and nutrients you need for the day. Available in four varieties: xxx, essential, energy, and multi-v, $1.49, Rite Aid, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0843

Vita Coco 100%-natural coconut water is great for hydrating, with 60 calories loaded with electrolytes and more potassium than two bananas. $1.99, Whole Foods, West Hollywood, 323-848-4200


body. Pick up weights that make you tired after about 10 reps, and when those weights feel too easy, go for heavier ones. 6. The best way to shut off hunger is by overeating vegetables. Avoid bread, cereal, rice, and pasta. Instead, stuff yourself with pounds of broccoli, cabbage, red peppers, onions—you name it.

For fast results, check out the Power Plate wellness machine that uses the Acceleration Training method to promote peak muscle contractions. The machine resembles a large scale with a platform and produces mechanical vibrations that create instability, forcing the body to perform reflexive muscle actions many times each second. “I’ve never seen a fitness, rehabilitation and sports performance tool as profound as the Power Plate in the 13 years I have been a fitness professional,” says Acceleration owner and president Steve Jordan. “The results and benefits keep unfolding every day from client to client, ranging from weight loss, tone, better posture, and more energy to improved mind-muscle awareness.” No wonder celeb Power Plate users include Heidi Klum and Cindy Crawford—you can get your training done in just 10–15 minutes. Power Plate machines range from $1999– 10,500. Training packages with Steve run from $400–1400. 10877 Wilshire Blvd, P1, Westwood, 310-208-5333, powerplate.com

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For part four of our genlux beauty guide series, we venture into our very own backyard—Beverly Hills. —Dawn Shand Johnson


THE SPOT: The Organic Pharmacy WHY WE LOVE IT: The Rose Crystal

Lymphatic Facial, with deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, two nourishing masks, lymph drainage, and an acupressure massage. 90 mins., $160; 60 mins., $130 SIGNATURE TREATMENT: In five minutes, the non-intrusive Health Assessment with EIS Body Scan measures body composition, showing percentages of fat, water, and muscle; afterward, trained homeopaths give you a custom health program. 90 mins., $170 WHAT’S HAPPENING: New Skin Radiance Capsules, with bamboo, organic açai, goji extract, bilberry, and rosehip; 120 count, $70 THE DETAILS: 453 N. Beverly Dr, 310272-7275, theorganicpharmacy.com


MAKEUP & BROWS THE SPOT: Anastasia Beverly Hills WHY WE LOVE IT: Anastasia Soare is

the authority on brows.

SIGNATURE TREATMENT: Eyebrow shaping with Anastasia herself; she shapes brows using her patented golden proportion ratio. WHAT’S HAPPENING: The new Special Oxygen Facial uses two high-performance serums: Atoxelene Infusion®, a smoothing complex that targets expression lines and wrinkles, and an antioxidant-rich, hyaluronic-acid–based Rejuvenation Serum that, when combined with topical oxygen technology, stimulates cell generation and elastin and collagen production. THE DETAILS: 438 N. Bedford Dr, 310-2733155, anastasia.net New! Anastasia’s dual-ended Brow Definer, with a brow pencil and clear brow gel, $22, sephora.com, anastasia.net


Exhale Spa

THE SPOT: Vida Emanuel Skin Care WHY WE LOVE IT: The cozy, quiet, and

intimate environment.

THE SPOT: Thibiant Day Spa WHY WE LOVE IT: The Zen-like atmosphere SIGNATURE TREATMENT: The new anti-aging

Radiance Facial, $160, oxygenates, increases cell regeneration, and combats wrinkles. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Directed by Dr. Harry Glassman, the Thibiant Institute of Aesthetic Medicine is now open, offering skincare treatments and state-of-the-art procedures, including new lasers and light technologies, Titan,One, Botox, and filler injections. the Spa at Shutters at the Beach THE DETAILS: 449 N. Canon Dr, 800-825-2517, thibiantbeverlyhills.com


SIGNATURE TREATMENT: The customized signature facial, $175, is tailored to each client and can be combined with microdermabrasion, a cleansing facial, a photo facial, collagen, and more. Secret password: Mention Genlux and get 50% off. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Perfect for summer: slimming, detoxing Fat & Cellulite Reduction followed by an all-natural spray tan, $425. Secret password: Mention Genlux and get 50% off. THE DETAILS: 9406 Dayton Way, 310-859-9400, vidaemanuel.net





Léa Journo The Salon at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel WHY WE LOVE IT: For Journo, hair styling isn’t a job—it’s a calling. Before even touching your hair, she asks all the right questions, taking into account your personality and lifestyle. SIGNATURE TREATMENT: The Revive Treatment uses 100% pure plum oil enriched with vitamin E. Full of essential fatty acids, plum oil smoothes skin and hair, adding shine and moisture, imparting luster to dry, flyaway ends, and restoring the skin’s natural barrier, protecting and hydrating with just a few drops. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Journo has set up cameras at her stylist stations; clients can film their styling session and take home the DVD, enabling them to re-create their style. THE DETAILS: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-385-7007, leajourno.com THE SPOT:

NAILS THE SPOT: Spa Montage WHY WE LOVE IT: The opulent

THE SPOT: Bellacures WHY WE LOVE IT: Bellacures


technicians use autoclaving, a medical-grade sanitation process, on all of their tools, so you never have to worry about cleanliness. SIGNATURE TREATMENT: Bellacures’ special monthly treatment incorporates seasonal ingredients, a specialized soak, callus and homemade scrub exfoliation, a clay masque, a moisture treatment with warming booties and mittens, 10 minutes of massage, cuticle care, filing, shaping, and polish. $43–120 WHAT’S HAPPENING: The Bride Beautiful Special: Bring in your bridal party of five or more, indulge in the salon’s monthly mani-pedi special, and the bride’s manicure is free—and you get a complimentary bottle of champagne. Good through Aug. 31, 2009. THE DETAILS: 239 N. Robertson Blvd, 310-550-5822, bellacures.com

Moorish décor was inspired by 9th-century Andalusia, and the co-ed mineral pool is not to be missed. SIGNATURE TREATMENT: Surrender, in which you “surrender” to a session of customized treatments; depending on your needs, you might enjoy hydrotherapy, Replenishing Stones, or a Montage Anti-Aging Facial, among other rejuvenating therapies. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Nearly every Spa Montage treatment is now available for two. THE DETAILS: Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr, 310-860-7800, montagebeverlyhills.com


Dr. Paul Nassif

THE SPOT: Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology WHY WE LOVE IT: Dr. Paul Nassif excels at performing natural-looking facial rejuvenation. SIGNATURE TREATMENTS: Revision Rhinoplasty, with an emphasis on various ethnicities, and the AntiGravity Facelift. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Spalding now offers Latisse eyelash growth product, as well as the Liquid Facelift, a nonsurgical procedure that uses Perlane, Radiesse, and Restylane to restore a youthful facial balance. THE DETAILS: 120 Spalding Dr, Suite 315, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2467, spaldingplasticsurgery.com



gENLUXshop HIGH SOCIETY Princess Tamara Czartoryski

Daughter of Prince Adam Karol Czartoryski, cousin of Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, Princess Tamara Czartoryski is all but pompous. Born in London, traveled the world. She’s an actress, a model, and an ambassador for various high-end brands. I represent Fake Bake tanning products and the Duncan Stevens jewelry line.

Who are your clients?

If you could take only one of them on vacation with you, who would it be? Both, of course! Are you trying to get me in trouble?

Jimmy Choo Seattle strappy sandal, $995, available worldwide at net-a-porter.com

Where’s your favorite place to escape to? I have two favorite places—both in Portugal: Lisbon and Troia. I love the people there and the food is amazing.

I always take my iPod, my flip camcorder, and a book. I love historical novels.

What would you pack?

Name three items you couldn’t leave behind.

My dog, Mr. Boone, my BlackBerry and my favorite charcoal-gray pashmina. What shoes do you bring?

I usually bring my Louboutin pythons. I love them! I also bring my Jimmy Choos and a pair of amazing biker golden goose boots by Gina! What handbags? I bring my cute Sharai handbags and my Kelly bag by Hermès.

Christian Louboutin Juste python short boot, $1895, Christian Louboutin, Las Vegas, 702-818-1650, christianlouboutin.com

Sharai Caipirihnia python clutch, $1020, sharai.com

Asprey diamond ring, Diane von Furstenberg $9750, Asprey at The Pablita printed taffeta Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly dress, $425, DVF, LA, Hills, 310-550-0520 323-951-1947


Sharai Mojito python clutch in pink, $1050, sharai.com

Duncan Stevens Volcano ring handcrafted in 18K gold with textured sides and a polished base, $4920, duncanstevens.com

Tamara Czartoryski for Fake Bake campaign shot in Cape Town, South Africa Duncan Stevens round citrine long drop pendant set on a handcrafted 18K suede zip pouch, yellow-gold chain, $4500, Duncan Stevens pear citrine long drop pendant set onVivre a handduncanstevens.com $125, vivre.com crafted 18K rose-gold chain, $4500, duncanstevens.com

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style i.d.


Marc Jacobs Robert Jennifer shoulder bag, $3400, net-aporter.com


Take one look at Shoshanna Bush and you’d hardly peg her as the type to spend her spare time jetskiing and ziplining through the Mexican jungle. But the rising star from Northern California, who shows off her physical prowess as the lead in this summer’s Wayans brothers comedy Dance Flick, proves that looks can be deceiving. Here, we take a peek at her more fashionable side. How would you describe your personal style?

Eclectic—full of vintage and designer pieces. What’s your favorite item?

Nicole Miller jacket, $840, Nicole Miller, West Hollywood, 310-652-1629, nicolemiller.com BCBGMaxAzria Carly flared trouser, $148, bcbg.com Ippolita 18K couture diamond bouquet ring, $19,500, ippolita.com

My Betsey Johnson “Fly with Me” heart-shaped ring from my brother Elliott. What’s always in your purse?

I always have a pack of gum...there’s nothing worse than bad breath. What message do your clothes give the world about you?

Take risks and be fearless. No one is going to remember Abercrombie tank tops, but they’ll remember the eighties vintage belt with the big bow. If you could wear only one designer from head to toe, who would it be?

Marc Jacobs.

What’s your favorite low-price secret weapon store?

Kain pocket tee in charcoal, $88, Madison, LA, 323-651-3662 Cosabella Gretchen chemise, $134, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

It’s definitely Wasteland. It’s like treasure hunting—you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always good. What’s your earliest fashion memory?

The first day of middle school I wore chunky lace-up black combat boots. I got made fun of by some of the kids, but smiled because I knew I came into sixth grade with a bang. What do you sleep in?

Sometimes a cute, slinky nightie or baggy sweats.

What kind of watch do you wear?

Cell phones are the new watches…although I would love to have a pocket watch. Who is your favorite fashion photographer?

Annie Leibovitz…because when she shoots you, you know you’ve made it! What’s your favorite scent, and why?

My favorite scent is my dad’s BBQ in the summer, but as far as wearing a scent, I’ll go with Lolita: H&M pink bag, $12.90, it’s sweet, and it’s fun to smell edible. H&M, West Hollywood, What’s your favorite vacation destination? 310-652-0721 I love Puerto Vallarta where I like to surf, ATV, skim board, jet ski, zipline through the jungle...great family trip memories there. There’s a little surf town I go to called Sayulita. Glashutte Original Julius What’s your go-to boutique in LA? Assman 4 with tourbillon My stylist cousin Anna Land’s closet! in 18K rose gold, What’s your favorite candy? $145,000, Westime, Peanut Butter Twix. LA, 310-470-1388


Photo: Paul Schefz / AKA Management / akamgmt.com Stylist: Rudy Rocha / AKA Management / akamgmt.com Makeup: Noseph Trinh / akamgmt.com using Shu Uemura Hair: David Keough / CelestineAgency.com Eyebrows: Anastasia / Anastasia.net Assistant Stylist: Mayme Stansfield Location: Special thanks to the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive

event space fit for a king...or queen. Fortunately for us, art collector Sue Hancock decided to share her love of the arts with everyone and she opened Royal/T, a cafĂŠ/design shop/art space that is also available for upscale promotions and events. Rent Royal/T for your next event and your guests can sip martinis and flow through the spectacular 10,000-square-foot space, all while appreciating fine works of contemporary art displayed within huge plexiglass walls and rooms. For event rental rates and info, contact Nina Savill at 310-559-6300, nina@royal-t.org Event space: Royal/T Gallery & CafĂŠ 8910 Washington Bl, Culver City, 90232, 310-559-6300 Notable events: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kickoff, Genlux spring issue party, many art opening parties, theme parties such as the Mad Hatter Tea Party Contact: Nina Savill, nina@royal-t.org, royal-t.org

style i.d.


“What’s my favorite candy? Anything with peanut butter.”

from england with style Beautiful 24-year-old British actress Annabelle Wallis is headed for stardom. She recently joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series “The Tudors” with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. She gives Genlux a look into her sense of style. How would you describe your personal style?

Eclectic and eccentric…very mood-oriented. What’s your favorite item in your closet?

A vintage dress my mother wore in the seventies. What’s always in your purse?

Makeup and money. I usually travel that way, too. I’m the worst packer, so I usually have to buy things upon arrival to compensate. What’s your weekend look?

It varies. I like to dress like the cities I wish I were in: one night it could be Parisian chic, the next East London edge, or LA casual in jeans and a T-shirt. If you could wear only one designer from head to toe, who would it be?

Estee Lauder Gloss stick in Pop Pink, $18.50 esteelauder.com

YSL, Givenchy, Balmain, anything expensive because I suppose that means I’d get it for free! Ha! What’s your favorite lowprice secret weapon store?

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15, foundation, $24.50, clinique.com

Topshop in London is my mecca! It’s incredible. What is your earliest fashion memory?

My mother’s pink lipstick, the glittery red Dorothy shoes my mother gave me, and Carnival in the streets of Lisbon when I was living there as a child. What kind of watch do you wear?

Yves Saint Laurent Charm link necklace, $950, net-aporter.com

Don’t do time, as it keeps trying to catch me out— that is, I find it restricting both physically and schedule-wise. Who are your favorite fashion photographers?

Helmut Newton, Ellen von Unwerth, James D. Kelly

What’s your favorite scent?

Helmut Newton’s Sumo, $150, June Newton Edition, Taschen, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4300 Confederacy, LA, 323-913-3040

Puppy breath—it’s the best smell in the world. What’s your favorite vacation destination?

South America. Love the madness and thirst for life of the people. I also like Africa for the beauty and its life-changing effect.

What’s your favorite vacation destination?

French Polynesia, and more specifically the islands of Tahiti. I’ve been to Papeete, Moorea, and Bora Bora. Bora Bora is my favorite. It’s so scenic and relaxing. It offers variety, and the air smells like the sweet, intoxicating tiare flower that blooms there. Do you overpack or underpack?

Packing is a big problem for me. I’ll bring a ball gown to the beach and fringed chaps to NYC. I’m so bad at thinking ahead that I just tend to “do the shove”—whatever I see in my closet I just shove What’s your go-to boutique in LA? into my suitcase. It’s easier in hot countries—I just Confederacy. I went to the opening and loved all their stuff. bring bikinis and a dress in every color. Romp black sequin bell-sleeve dress, $950, Romp, LA, 323-944-0832 Erica Courtney Sunstone Photography: Mike Rosenthal NY/LA / mikerosenthal.net present ring in 18K gold Hair: Christian Marc for Rene Furterer Hair Care / CelestineAgency.com and diamond, $27,120, Makeup: Elaine Offers / Exclusive Artists Management Erica Courtney, LA, 323-938-2373 Stylist: George Blodwell Ring, Annabelle’s own

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Paula Hermanny, owner and designer, Vix swimwear, San Diego, CA


what are you buying?

Genlux’s SHANNON BOWEN gets the skinny on the retail desires of two hot swimsuit designers. Judith Leiber

Ashley Paige, designer, Ashley Paige, Hollywood, CA, and animal rights activist WHO:

I’m an impulse buyer. If I have money in my pocket, I’ll spend it down to the last cent! Preferably on a cocktail, a Judith Leiber, or another dog from the pound. Just depends on that pocket, and how I feel.


Ashley Paige

Judith Leiber Prince Charming frog, $3995, judithleiber.com


Popkiller, 7503 W. A cool vintage 1982 Sunset Blvd, LA, Grateful Dead T-shirt from 323-874-7731, Popkiller [in Hollywood]— popkiller.us $250, but I had to! A beautiful gold magic ring from Panpipes Magickal Marketplace in Hollywood; it’s supposed to bring more sunshine to my life. Three pairs of old ’70s vintage wedge pleather shoes from St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. And I just gave all my LVs away and no longer do leather bags, so I got a great synthetic gigantic quilted Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. Soooo soft! The dogs like sleeping on it, too. ACCESSORY FAVE YOU CRAVE:

I’m on the lookout for an old turntable stereo to play my vintage albums. HIDDEN TREASURES:

I’ll never tell! Not in this town!

Paula Hermanny

Stella McCartney habotay silk zaring parka, $1795, 8823 Beverly Blvd, LA, 310-273-7051

A short black and khaki dress by Alexander Wang, a very classic, timeless black dress by Jasmine di Milo, black boots by Barbara Bui, a Stella McCartney coat, Chloé Sally a Chloé bag at Intermix, a Balenciaga bag, $2375, handbag, and my favorite earrings from Chloé, 323Adeline, a little jewelry boutique in Paris. 602-0000



Judith Leiber turquoise crocodile trim and matching detachable wristlet, $2995, judithleiber.com


Crescendo, I love Barneys in New York because of $4195, the selection and new designers they judithleiber.com offer before everybody else. In LA, I always go to Madison on Robertson and James Perse—love his new store —and Maxfield. Online, my favorite place to shop is Net-a-porter.com.


Thrift stores, department stores —wherever I land!

SHOPPER I.D.: I’m an impulsive buyer. I know if I like something right away, and especially if it’s a brand I love, I have trouble saying no. I’m not a shopaholic at all. I don’t have the “closet full of stuff ”—it’s full of classic, timeless pieces that last forever.

Vintage shoes at the famed St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 210 N. Ave 21, LA, 323-224-6280

ACCESSORY FAVES YOU CRAVE: Anthropologie for home soaps and candles. James Perse comfy cardigans. Oliver Peoples sunglasses—I gave a pair to a friend a year ago and realized I wanted a pair, too, and I can’t find them anywhere now!

Adeline in Paris. KA in Brazil, where I always buy cute dresses and tops with a very un-Brazilian identity. In LA, Maison Martin Margiela, which is attached to another boutique called Mameg; I love their quirky clothing and accessories. Barbara Bui black sandal boot, $1265, Laura Gambucci, La Jolla, 858551-0214 Maison Martin Margiela, 9970 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-284-8093


Annice by Oliver Peoples, $389, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468

James Perse, 357 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-776-7100

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tobo bag, $198, Bloomingdale’s, The Beverly Center, 310-360-2700

(L) Ashley Paige ruffle with sash bows, $550; (R) Ashley Paige Ruffle Racer, $510, Jigsaw, LA, 323-653-5221; La Petite Coquette, NY, 212-473-2478


Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Tate bag, $188, Bloomingdale’s, The Beverly 2009 Center, 310-360-2700

Illume Tile Tin Candle, $16, anthropologie.com

Tatine Rustique Tapers give off the scent of honey. Set of six, $38, anthropologie.com

Vix halter dress with train, $284, Jill Roberts, Beverly Hills, 310-860-1617

Vix Jazz bikini with reversible long tri top and detail bottom, $146, Jill Roberts, Beverly Hills, 310-860-1617

Twin-Set (shown), Blank, Class by Roberto Cavalli, Cosabella, Beverly Feldman, Fuzzi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Indie, Zelda

Isabel De Pedro, Betsy Johnson, Mandalay, Nicole Miller, Rodika Zanin, Sam Edelman, Transit Par-such, Vitamina

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closet desires: metallics & nudes


Stella McCartney light gold metallic skirt, $685, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Kao Pao Shu by Naida Begeta satin hair bow/bag charm ribbon in Florentine green, $25, Kao Pao Shu, LA, 323-937-0081

Peter Som charcoal metallic dress, $1295, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Dolce & Gabbana metallic sleeveless blouse, $565, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 DSquared² metallic gold snakeskin strappy sandal, $1100, zappos.com  

Reem Acra gold silk chiffon lamé pleated shirt-dress with twisted belt, $4765, Reem Acra Salon, NY, 212-308-8760, reemacra.com

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Proenza Schouler bronze metallic skirt with front cross zipper, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Becca by Rebecca Virtue wrap cutout swimsuit in bronze, $188, beccaswim.com

Moschino silver metallic knitwear bolero, $695, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Yves Saint Laurent silver metallic dress with funnel neckline and belted at waist, $1050, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Michele Inez shopper bag in pearl, $695, Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-8300; michele.com

Fendi long wide-leg metallic pant, $1850, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Tadashi Shoji ivory banded knit and lace cocktail dress, $670, Tadashi Boutique, Costa Mesa, 877-TADASHI, tadashicollection.com

JVL Los Angeles longsleeve jersey tunic in tan, $65, Parisa & Co, LA, 323-938-7300; jvllosangeles.com

Miu Miu white leather bag with black stitching and top handle, $850, select Miu Miu boutiques, 888-977-1900

Tt Collection Kris top in taupe, $172, ttcollection.com

Graeme Black Couture ivory and beige jacket, $2290, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Vera Wang beige dress, $1395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Versace Couture creme skirt with side front zipper, $1110, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

MaxMara beige leather handbag, $540, MaxMara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343

closet desires: metallics & nudes


Carlos Miele long satin dress with embroidered brooch, $4350, Carlos Miele, NY, 646-336-6642

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closet desires: JumpIN’ JUMPSUITS!


MaxMara white silk jumpsuit, $1035, MaxMara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343

Tiffany Koury Glam Romper in pale pink sapphire silk taffeta with yellow diamond canary trim and vintage crystal buttons, $678, tiffanykoury.com Â

Rebecca Taylor Boogie Night silk jumpsuit, $300, netaporter.com Tt Collection Cameron jumper in ocean, $202, Des Kohan, LA, 323-857-0200

Sportmax blue cotton satin short jumpsuit, $925, MaxMara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343

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Black Halo sateen strapless pleated front Rhianna jumper in bright blue, $325, Intermix, LA, 310-860-0113; Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-3233; revolveclothing.com Anna Sui floral-print playsuit, $470, netaporter.com

Trina Turk Nixi strapless jumpsuit in concrete solid, $298, Trina Turk, LA, 323-651-1382

Alice + Olivia metallic tie-waist tube-top short jumpsuit, $330, Alice + Olivia, LA, 310-247-0120, aliceandolivia.com


Melissa Odabash Jemima floppy hat, $135, netaporter.com Laurent Planeix d’Amore by Marceau flag bikini, top, $67, bottom, $72, Dash, Calabasas, 818-222-4122, shopdashonline.com

Belusso Ravello swimsuit with14K gold and branch coral embellishments, $230, Portofino Sun, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8855 BECCA ETC by Rebecca Virtue bamboo reversible tote in turquoise, $88, beccaswim.com

Alain Mikli sunglasses, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468

Undrest by the Sea Buzios cotton tunic, $145, undrest.com

Casio Exilim EX-S12 digital camera,12.1 megapixels, 3X zoom, 2.7” LCD monitor, $249, La Curacao, LA, 213-639-2100

Gucci bikini, $475, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Badgley Mischka Boyd yellow active eyewear, $495, Destination: Sama, Beverly Hills, 310-271-1734

BECCA ETC by Rebecca Virtue Balcony hat, $58, beccaswim.com

Eric Javits Skipper Bucket bag in pink and citron mix, $450, ericjavits.com

Trina Turk Grace Jones long dress with hood in garden green, $198, Trina Turk, LA, 323-651-1382

Pastry by Angela & Vanessa Simmons Chillaxn heavy jersey full-zip hoodie, $50, and short, $42, in Orangeside, Macy’s, LA, 310-556-1611; Macy’s, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-8300; pastrykicks.com

closet desires: CANDY BEACH


Betsey Johnson Femme Fatale retro ring cutout swimsuit in lapis, $222, betseyjohnson.com

Undrest by the Sea Buzios Brazilian fully lined string bikini with vintage cotton crochet trim in yellow, $175, undrest.com

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Hat photo: Tony Sambolos for Eric Javits, Inc.

top to toe: i wanna lollipop!


Eric Javits Daphne hat in cream, $575, ericjavits.com

Tiffany & Co 18K gold and diamonds key pendant, $2650, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880, tiffany.com

Caviar sunglasses, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, 310-264-9468

Vhernier Re-Sole 18K rose gold, jade, and rock crystal ring, $6200; Vhernier Re-Sole18K rose gold, smoky quartz, and rock crystal ring, $6100; Vhernier Re-Sole 18K rose gold, sugilite, and rock crystal ring, $6200, Vhernier, Beverly Hills, 310-273-2444, vhernier.com

Leona Edmiston Elizabeth slinky jersey long frock in navy, $575, Leona Edmiston, Santa Monica, 310-587-1100; West Hollywood, 310-855-9121, leonaedmiston.com

Manolo Blahnik Taix gold braided flat, $665, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Louis Vuitton cotton and silk Candy scarf, $185, louisvuitton.com

Marni necklace, price upon request, Marni, LA, 323-782-1100, marni.com

Elizabeth Showers 18K gold double-stack ring with peach moonstone, $1045; single-stack rings with prehnite chalcedony, $695, and white moonstone, $695, ElizabethShowers.com

Viktor & Rolf sequin, satin, and leather sandal, $750, viktor-rolf.com Coach Poppy multi-graffiti glam tote, $198, Coach, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-247-1309

Leona Edmiston jersey cummerbund in apple, $51, Leona Edmiston, West Hollywood and Santa Monica, 877-7FROCKS, leonaedmiston.com

Aerosoles Savvy sandal, $59, Aerosoles, Westfield Century City, LA, 310-203-0078; aerosoles.com

Michele CSX36 Day diamond watch with mother-of-pearl dial, $1095, Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-8300; michele.com

Dior Diorissima 1/s sunglasses, $290, Dior Boutiques, 800-929-DIOR

Marni clutch, price upon request, Marni, LA, 323-782-1100, marni.com

Giuseppe Zanotti Design flat sandal, $650, by special order, giuseppezanotti-design.com

Ban.do black label She Eats Dessert First satin headband, $200, shopbando.com

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Gucci leather braided wedge sandal, $1125, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451

Echo 36” x 36” washed silk twill dots scarf in green with piping, $78, echodesign.com Joan Rivers Light Within bead necklace with small clear spacer beads and goldtone lobster-claw clasp, $45, qvc.com

Carmen Steffens Vitoria wedge with ankle wrap, $214, Carmen Steffens, Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, 818-784-8408; carmensteffens.com

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Eric Javits Squishee® bucket hat in acid gold, $170, ericjavits.com

Hat Trick A favorite of the jet set, accessories superstar Eric Javits knows what women want—By Tara Tyson


Eric Javits Squishee® Slouch hat in bark mix, $315, ericjavits.com

t’s the eternal question: What do women want?

Famed accessories designer Eric Javits has the answer. “I realized early on,” he says, “that more than anything, women want three things: comfort, practicality, and something that will last.” And Javits should know—he’s been in the fashion industry for 30 years. A Manhattan native and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Javits got his start when, one night, he and a female friend planned a trip to Studio 54. Hoping they’d be stylish enough to get past the velvet rope, he fashioned his friend a pillbox hat made of strips of velvet and silk. They got in, and after continuing to make hats for his friend and sister to wear out on the town, Javits got into something bigger. Eric Javits Squishee® “Women were coming up to them to inquire Slouch hat, $315, about their hats. Before I knew it, I had made ericjavits.com enough to show them to store buyers.” In 1979, he and a schoolmate founded a hat and sportswear company, and in 1985, Javits struck out on his own. “Without planning it,” he says, “I found myself in business.” The summertime shoreline is a constant inspiration for Javits. “I love the beach,” he says, as we catch up with him on a chilly spring afternoon at his New York home. “The sunny resort lifestyle is deeply embedded in my DNA.” That makes sense, as stylish women from Southampton to South Korea consider his eponymous line of hats, shoes, and handbags a must-have for traveling light while still looking good in the sand and surf. Indeed, his best-known creation, the Squishee

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Eric Javits Squishee® Bucket hat in cream mix, $170, ericjavits.com

hat, epitomizes elegant summer headwear. In styles that range from the coy (the “Slouch”) to the cute (the “Bucket”) to the curious (the “Trek”), Javits’s hats offer an unmatched ease of maintenance thanks to a manmade material—Squishee—that he developed in 1995 to mimic the look of straw. He recognized the need for “straw sun hats that could be packed for travel without cracking or losing their shape,” he says, and he found the real stuff either “too dressy” or “so heavy that it frequently caused headaches.” Realizing that Squishee possessed characteristics “ideal for accessory construction,” he incorporated it into his bags and shoes. Nearly 15 years later, Javits’s Squishee is still going strong: This year, the Mini Squishee Star handbag is one of his most popular items. Of course, the jet set doesn’t stop traveling when the weather turns cold. So instead of turning to Squishee, they can stock up on Javits’s delightful fall-winter offerings, which include items made with Shenia, the cold-weather sibling of Squishee. And they have something else to look forward to, as the designer is considering a foray into jewelry and apparel for both women and men. But for now, with the dog days of summer still to come and Javits predicting that “glitz will be more refined,” we’re happy to top off a warm-weather ensemble with his favorite hat of the moment: the Durante, a flirty version of the classic fedora. After all, women also want that one magical accessory that will take an outfit from sweet to show-stopping. And Javits knows that, too. “Accessories,” he effuses, “have the power to transform.” Eric Javits Mini Squishee® Star shopper with gold-tone chain, protective brass feet, $300 each, ericjavits.com

All photos by: Tony Sambalos for Eric Javits Inc. All designs are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the consent of Eric Javits Inc.

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In her new role as M·A·C Viva Glam spokeswoman, hip-hop diva Fergie lends her support to noted Los Angeles nonprofit Project Angel Food. By Francesca Forrester

Viva Glam VI Lipstick in Warm Terracotta Plum with Subtle Pearl, $14

Asymmetrical Viva Glam VI Special dressEdition embroi- Lipglass in deredSoft withPink-Tinged white Mauve organza petals(frost), $14 and sprinkled with pearls

t was my first time, and I was really embarrassed it was my first time, being from LA,” says Fergie. Considering the usual destinations of famous faces in Los Angeles, one might think that the Black Eyed Peas’ vivacious female vocalist, now focusing on her solo career, would be referring to Fred Segal or Chateau Marmont. But no, she’s talking about an entirely different kind of LA institution: Project Angel Food, a nonprofit founded in 1989 and devoted to providing nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. It’s a bright spring afternoon, and Fergie is perched inside the sleek M·A·C store on Robertson Boulevard, where the sidewalk is packed with paparazzi who somehow got wind of her presence. She has just spent the morning visiting Project Angel Food’s Hollywood headquarters, where volunteers prepare hot and frozen meals in the organization’s main kitchen. “It was wonderful—they are so with it!” she exclaims. “Their kitchen is so clean. They’ve got all the freshest fruits and vegetables. I saw one girl slicing mushrooms paper-thin, just really putting care into it all.” Fergie’s trip to Project Angel Food is one of many such outings she will make as a spokeswoman for Viva Glam, M·A·C’s much-loved Lipstick and Lipglass collection, which donates every penny of proceeds to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support people living with the disease. In her new role—she signed on to the position in February— she has already made eight stops, including to New York’s Safe Space, which works with at-risk youth and families, and the Harlem United Community AIDS Center.

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“You have to be outspoken in order to speak to young people or teenagers about sex and about condoms, and can’t feel squeamish about it,” Fergie says. “A lot of people who M·A·C has picked for this campaign are very outspoken and not very scared to speak their opinion, and that’s important for this.” Whether Viva Glam takes her to the boroughs of New York or the heart of Hollywood, Fergie has been reveling in the immersive nature of her role. “M·A·C makes sure I get to be hands-on with who we are working with, and that’s what I love about it,” she says, noting that one of the subjects she gets to broach with young women is “self-esteem and the fact that they don’t have to give it away so easily. “I like to talk about, ‘Well, are you sure you should be sexually active at all?’” she adds. “Of course we’re promoting safe sex and condoms, but abstinence as well, if you’re not ready mentally, or in a special relationship.” Despite her own front-and-center role, however, Fergie is quick to praise the behind-the-scenes efforts of volunteers who devote their time so selflessly to those in need.    Reflecting on her visit to Project Angel Food, Fergie recalls one of the recipients of the nonprofit’s meals describing what the program meant to her. “She was saying, ‘It’s interesting that it’s called Project Angel Food, because these people are like real-life angels,’” she relates, smiling. “And it’s really true.” Viva Glam VI Lipglass in Warm Plum (frost), $14. M·A·C Viva Glam, M·A·C stores, 800-588-0070, maccosmetics.com

Earrings by Marlyn Schiff, whose designs have been seen on ladies of “Sex and the City,” $25

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A handful of Bittersweet Butterfly’s exotic blooms

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SWEET AND SWEETER Full of grownup temptations—think luxurious lingerie, whimsical flowers, and gourmet chocolates and petite fours—Silver Lake’s Bittersweet Butterfly is a feast for the senses. By Shannon L. Bowen

Intemperantia chocolates start at $15; the salt and pepper toffee is a best-seller.


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Lizalde gold minidress, $140 The Lake and Stars Wild West teddy, $250

emember your first trip to a candy store? The rainbow colors, the sugary confections, the simple, innocent pleasure of it all—it’s a magic intertwined with the sweetness of youth. But even though you’ve probably forsaken the lollipops of childhood for healthy lunches at Real Food Daily, once you walk into Silver Lake’s Bittersweet Butterfly, you will definitely feel like a kid again. Except this time, you’ll be tempted not by gumballs and lemon drops, but by decadent lingerie and brilliantly colored flowers. Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, there’s chocolate here, too. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Wang, it’s the kind of sparkly confection in which feminine hearts delight. Or the baby-blue “Wild West” teddy by Brooklyn’s The Lake & Stars—with garter straps and a delicate lace overlay, it’s ethereal and cheeky at the same time. But that’s just for starters. There’s also swimwear from local label Vitamin A, and there are loads of frilly underthings from Princesse Tam Tam, Stella McCartney, Myla, Undrest, Mimi Holliday and Damaris, among others. And on the way are Taryn Rose’s Bones and Roses line of silk charmeuse robes and wonderfully frou-frou pieces by Fifi Chachnil, renowned for her designs for Paris’s Moulin Rouge.

Bittersweet Butterfly owner Nina Warner came from a background in film production, working on music videos and movies like 1997’s Boogie Nights. A love of the arts runs in the family—Warner’s sister was a costumer on ABC’s stylish primetime soap “Desperate Housewives.” And in 2005, the two came up with what Warner calls a “daring” concept: lingerie and flowers together under one roof. With an irresistibly girlie idea like that, if you build it, LA’s fashion savvy will come—and they have, including Chloe Sevigny, Liv Tyler, and frequent visitor Christina Ricci.

And the flowers! Bittersweet Butterfly has the kind of blooms that will guarantee you’ll never buy flowers at the supermarket again. “I like to base my arrangements around unusual greens like chocolate geranium, safari, pittisporium, and baronia,” says Warner. “I love branchy things like apricot and cherry blossoms in the spring. I like to accent with surprising things like poppy and lotus pods. And for my hero flowers, I love parrot tulips, Singapore orchids, pin cushion, banksia, hybrid striped roses called Intuition, and wild flowers like delphinium.”

“I wanted a place that people could come to where they knew they could get a really special gift that they aren’t going to find anywhere else,” says Warner, who now runs the business on her own. “I look for things that are made really well, handcrafted, or made in small batches. … There has to be something different about it; there has to be some sort of detail that makes it stand out.”

But Bittersweet Butterfly is really about delighting all five senses, so even though your arms will already be laden with blossoms and bloomers, don’t walk out without a box of gourmet chocolates from LA’s own Intemperantia (appropriately named the Latin word for “self-indulgence”) or Valerie Confections (look out for the petite fours!).

Take for example the gold-sequined tuxedo-front minidress shimmering in the corner. Made by New York’s Lizalde, whose designer, Ricky Lizalde, was a key player at Vera

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Treats aren’t just for kids after all. Bittersweet Butterfly, 1406 Micheltorena St, Silver Lake, 323-660-4303, bittersweetbutterfly.com

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In the sizzling sun, you need eye-popping shades. —Dawn Shand Johnson Makeup artist Lucy Baldock-Sacchi, founder of Lucy B Cosmetics (lucybcosmetics.com), on how to wear bright colors in summer: “Bright colors look really fresh in summer because when we have more of a tan, we’re showing more bare skin. You need a sheer wash of bright color, as tanned skin mutes out colors. The flush of a fresh orange, red, or pink on the cheeks or lips looks young and very pretty. I’ve found that focusing on just one area with the bright wash of color works best. Try using green or blue on the eyes, and keep the rest of the face simple, using nude- or pinkynude-colored balms or glosses for your lips. You’ll look understated and beautiful.” Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Ransom, Flipside, and Graffiti, $16 each, Sephora, Hollywood & Highland, 323-462-6898; ulta.com


Bobbi Brown Brights Palette Color Kit, $70, bobbibrown.com

Pop Lid Neon, $22, sephora.com

M· A· C Eye Shadow in Bright Future, a frosty, bright yellow gold, $14, maccosmetics.com

Smashbox Muse Bionic Mascara Black Violet, $19, sephora.com


“For a great new sheer color warm LIP colors for summer, take a red or pink lipstick and mix it with a sheer, clear lip balm so CHANEL Glossimer in Venus, $27, that you create more of a Neiman Marcus, wash of color on the lips.” Beverly Hills, —Lucy B’s Lucy Baldock-Sacchi 310-550-5900; COol LIP colors

Bourjois Lipstick in Sweet Kiss 47, $15, ulta.com; sephora.com

Liptini Lip Gloss in Bellini, $16.50, liptini.com

Lucy B in Glamarama (pink), $18, apothia.com


WITH BRIGHT EYE COLORS, OPT FOR NEUTRAL LIPS: CHEEK M·A·C Lipstick in Purple Rite, M·A·C Robertson, 310-854-0860, maccosmetics. com

Dior Ultra Gloss in Beige Trench, $25.50, Bloomingdale’s, Century City, 310-772-2100; Nordstrom at the Grove, 323-930-2230

By Terry Mineral Powder Compact Blush in Coral Folk, $55, barneys.com; spacenk.com CHANEL Glossimer in Cosmos, $27, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; chanel.com

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M·A·C Gel Blush in Just a Pinch, $18.40, M·A·C, Hollywood & Highland, 323-465-5030 maccosmetics.com

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Daily Defense Antioxidant Tinted Moisturizer by Wexler, with SPF30, $29.50, bathandbodyworks.com

Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder, an excellent cover-up for the face; can be applied sheer or more heavily, $34, Sephora at the Beverly Center, 310-657-9670, sephora.com

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For your inner sun-seeker: This summer’s hot cuts, colors, treatments, and must-have products. —Dawn Shand Johnson Byron & Tracey Salon co-owner Byron Williams

How do you recommend getting “beachy” waves?

Keep the hair long and blunt—not quite a clean finish, but a more jagged look with cleaner lines. Messy-natural, beachy-wavy—that’s a cleaner look with the natural wave.

It depends on what kind of wave you have; you need to know your hair. Use a curling iron to create waves. No bone-straight hair. Use the curling iron here and there, then apply volume cream and volume spray all over; find your part, comb, air-dry, and pat with a towel. Air-drying will help achieve a more natural look.

How about color?

How can you protect your color in the sun?

on what’s hot for hair this summer

Blonde is the color, even with this economy. It’s a cheap way to look good. And it’s cheaper to spend money on your hair than on new clothes, because you wear your hair every day.


Fire up your Enzo Milano 25mm round curling iron. Grab a wide, flat section of the hair and lay it flat on the iron. Twist it around the barrel and hold for 10–15 seconds. Release the curls and slide the iron out. $135, Naimie’s Beauty Center, North Hollywood, 818-655-9933; enzomilano.com Bumble and Bumble Gel sculpting medium is flexible, brushable, and never sticky. $24, Rudy’s Barbershop, LA, 323-661-6535; Steam, LA, 323-966-0024 Eco-friendly and cruelty-free, David Babaii for Wildaid Bohemian Beach Spray. Use wet or dry; works on all hair types. $9.95, drugstore.com

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Wearing a hat at all times is the best way to keep your color. Also, it depends on how quickly your color changes under the sun. Use a suncare product to shield the hair.

P2 by Phillip Pelusi Sun Potion is a natural way to protect hair from sun and environmental damage while building body and texture. $26.95, phillippelusi.com


Miss Oops Block Your Profound Beauty Priming Spray Locks Finishing Spray protects your color against for Color Treated Hair, oxidation, fading, and UV rays. $15, missoops.com $20, Beauty Bar: The Salon, Sherman Oaks, 818-788-5599; profoundbeauty.com L’Oreal New EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Aveda Sun Care Rosemary Mint After Sun Hair Moisture Conditioner Masque restores and and Shampoo—100% repairs sun-exposed vegan with anti-fade hair. $26, Aveda, system and UVA/UVB 310-576-0989, filters, $6.99 each, aveda.com walgreens.com

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Essential Summer Hair and Scalp Treatment, designed to rid the scalp of impurities while fortifying the scalp and hair with the moisture needed to strengthen summer tresses. It begins with a 70% essential oil serum of orange and lavender applied directly to the scalp to remove debris, such as dry flakes and product build-up, followed by a hydrating mist of moisturerich shea butter extract. Then, sink into a relaxing yet invigorating scalp massage, after which you’ll enjoy a cleansing with a nourishing shampoo and, finally, a thermal mask to restructure the hair. Starts at $65, Sager French Salon, 120 N. Robertson Blvd, Suite 1, LA, 310-855-0300


Bronze is the color of the season. Embrace this summer’s sultry hue with healthy sunless tanners and shimmery accents—and don’t forget the SPF! —Dawn Shand Johnson Start your summer with a healthy bronze glow with Kinara Spa’s St. Tropez Sunless Tan. This new spray-tan treatment incorporates Kinara’s special peptide-and-lecithin exfoliation system (exfoliation promotes an even, streak-free tan) and high-quality DHA, a natural compound derived from sugarcane. Unlike with a natural tan, the treatment does not involve melanin production; instead, DHA only works on the skin’s upper layer, providing the safest tan possible and leaving the skin bronzed and radiant. 20 minutes, $75; series of five treatments, $375; includes complimentary 25-minute body scrub; 656 N. Robertson Blvd, LA, 310-657-9188, kinaraspa.com


KaplanMD Lip 20 Treatment with SPF20 moisturizes, plumps, contours and protects. $30 each, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, neimanmarcus.com

A TOUCH OF BRONZE Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette in Get Baked, $28, sephora.com; ulta.com

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette, $32, Macy’s at the Beverly Center, 310-854-6655; esteelauder.com Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Scorching Sun, $32, sephora.com

Kanebo Sensai Eyeshadow palette in Kaede Momijo, $50, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder, $28, sephora.com Lucy B Organic Frangipani Bronzing Shimmer Oil, great for face, body, and hair, $45, Planet Blue, 310317-8566; studiobeautymix.com

CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel limited-edition 4 Facettes Bronzing Powder, $65, chanel.com Nicole by O.P.I. in It’s Possible, $8, walgreens.com Creative Nail Design in Iced Cappuccino, $6, ulta.com; timetospa.com

SUMMER SCENTS Angel Sunessence Summer Edition Eau de Toilette Legere Spray by Thierry Mugler, 60ml, $80, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Anti-aging and sun protection for face and body: 3Lab Perfect Sunblock SPF55 PA+++, $55, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400


VMV Hypoallergenics Post Procedure Barrier Cream 50+, $60, vmvhypoallergenics.com

BEAUTY In the bag


Chrome Hearts aviator sunglasses, price upon request, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, 310-246-9468 dandeutschopticaloutlook.com

Hissyfit SPF Handy Work Anti-aging Hand Cream with SPF30, $29, Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509 Nature’s Gate Mineral Sport Block SPF20, $9.99, Whole Foods, West Hollywood, 323-848-4200

Cosmedicine Speedy Recovery Acne Treatment Daytime Blemish Lotion Sunscreen SPF15, $40, Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230; sephora.com

“It’s important to properly prepare the skin prior to doing any self-tanning, so

you should gently exfoliate your entire body particularly focusing on the extreme dry areas (such as the feet, ankles, elbows, and knees). Also, prior to tanning, it’s important to make sure the skin is free of any oils or lotions, which may also block the tan from absorbing. Keep the skin well-hydrated by using a moisturizer that contains a hint of self-tan.” —Fiona Locke, St. Tropez Tanning and Body Finishing Expert

St. Tropez Tan Optimizer Body Polish, $16, planetbeauty.com; sttropeztan.com

Sevin Nyne Tanning Mist is the brainchild of Lindsay Lohan and celebrity airbrush tanner Lorit Simon. $35, sephora.com Fake Bake Instant Self-Tanning Spray Air Brush offers a fine mist and continuous spray. $31, Merle Norman Cosmetics, 310-474-4142; fakebake.com

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Dr. Hauschka Rosemary Leg & Arm Toner—great for cellulite-prone areas, $34.95, Sephora, Glendale Galleria, 818-550-1749; drhauschka.com


This crop of just-in-time-for-summer body treatments and products will have you happily showing some skin. —Dawn Shand Johnson

“Interest in cosmetic surgery procedures increases close to summer, and cosmetic surgery’s popularity and increasing affordability have made it a viable option for many who desire an attractive body shape. Women undergo liposuction to get thinner waistlines, hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks, as well as arms, knees, calves, the upper torso, neck, and under the chin. For men, this generally Dr. Forouzanpour means having a flat abdomen coupled with straight flanks on both sides. Popular nonsurgical summertime procedures include injectable products to provide fuller Sircuit Handlips and cheeks, smoother laugh lines, and some lavender less wrinkling of the face. Products used most body cream commonly include Juvederm, Restylane, and with shea Radiesse.” —Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, Beverly butter, $36, Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group sircuitskin.com

La Mer The Body Refiner is infused with diamond dust. 200ml, $110, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills SkinCeuticals AOX Body Treatment, $85, skinceuticals.com

REN High Glide Cooling Shave Cream, with enzyme-rich pumpkin fruit to gently exfoliate and prevent ingrown hair, $40, SpaceNK at Bloomingdale’s, Century City, 310-772-7160

Ona Spa’s Ona Slim Cryothermie is a French body-slimming, cellulite-reduction therapy designed to reshape, tone, and firm the tummy, thighs, hips, and arms and to nearly eliminate the appearance of cellulite. You can see results after one treatment, but a series of six is recommended. One treatment, $150; series of six, $750; Ona Spa, 7373 Beverly Blvd, 323-954-8605 The Kest Clinic’s Dr. Ezra Kest on body treatments:

Dr. Ezra Kest

GM Collin Body Firming Cream, $44, Visage, LA, 310-552-0667

What body treatments are popular for summer? Thermage is extremely popular; it uses radio frequency to tighten the collagen that you have, as well as to stimulate new collagen production. Over time, the area treated will be firmer and tighter. Thermage can be performed on virtually every body part, including the face, eyes, neck, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, and arms, and it requires no downtime. It also has a cellulite-targeting procedure.

What new body treatments are available? Laser lipolysis is a popular treatment that uses laser energy to destroy fat cells instead of sucking them out like traditional liposuction, and the fat by-products are reabsorbed by the body and excreted naturally. Additional benefits include a tightening effect on the skin [because the laser’s heat energy stimulates collagen]. Ideally, laser lipolysis is performed on smaller areas of the body that do not have excessive amounts of fat. Time will tell if this popular procedure is effective or not. What products do you suggest for the body? Ayur-medic Intensive Zone Treatment Cream is formulated with peptides to promote the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin; it’s an excellent cream to use after Thermage. In addition, it has bearberry and licorice extract for lightening and combating inflammation. Also, I’m a big proponent of sunscreen. Years of chronic sun exposure, even in small amounts, really contribute to the aging process.

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RéVive Body Repair Cream, $185, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Rodial Bum Lift firms, smoothes, and improves the appearance of stretch marks. $130, Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509; beauty.com With Ole Henriksen’s Universal Contour Body Wrap, you’re wrapped in 25–30 elasticized bandages that have been presoaked in a warm, mineral-rich clay solution. The bandages sculpt and tone the body, while the skin absorbs the minerals and the clay draws out toxins that accumulate in fatty tissue. A six-inch loss is guaranteed; some clients experience losses as high as 18–20 inches in just one session. $200, Ole Henriksen, 310-854-7700, olehenriksen.com

body washes


Indulge all summer long with these sugary sweets. calorie counting NOT required. —Dawn Shand Johnson body scrubs Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Eau de Toilette, $26.50, bathandbodyworks.com

Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Scrub with sugar and essential Caribbean oils, $38, Aveda at the Beverly Center, 310-659-5067, aveda.com

“M For baby-soft skin, try Noodle & Boo’s Glowology Sugar Mama Honey Bar, $12, and Sugar Scrub, $26, with shea butter and honey. noodleandboo.com

LIPS Bella II Fiore Sugar Kisses Peppermint Lip Scrub with sugar crystals and sunflower, coconut, and peppermint oil, $14, bellabeauty.net

ost people like sugar, but for your health and skin, it is better to keep it on the outside! Consuming too much sugar can raise your blood sugar levels, which can lead to inflammation, oxidation, free-radical formation, and aging. However, sugar is an integral part of the Stratum Corneum natural moisture maintenance apparatus; it helps to attract and hold water in this superficial skin layer. Various types of scrubs have been designed using sugar to exfoliate the skin and polish it. The scrubs can vary in the size of the granules, scents, and associated moisturizers. This is a ‘sweet’ way to get rid of that old, dry, dead skin surface and provide a temporary glow.” —Garth Fisher M.D. ®, FACS, Plastic Surgery; Chair man and Co-founder, CellCeuticals ® Skin Care Inc., Beverly Hills, California

Ligne St. Barth Sugar Cane Lip Balm, $40, beautyhabit.com

100% Pure Sugared Lemon Peel Juicy Body Scrub— all-natural and vegan, $22, 100percentpure.com; QVC.com

BEAUTY ingredient: sugar


H2O+ Sea Marine Triple Butter Sugar Scrub, $25, h20plus.com; ulta.com

Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Exotic Body Scrub with brown sugar, honey, linseed oil, and grapefruit, orange, and tangerine extracts, $65, Sephora at the Glendale Galleria, 818-550-1749, sephora.com

Mélange Apothecary Guava & Coconut Sugar Scrub with Honey & Shea Butter with organic cane sugar, is gentle and hydrating. $23, melangeapothecary.com

L’Occitane Honey & Lemon Sweet Sugar Scrub, $34, L’Occitane, Beverly Hills, 310-205-9107, usa.loccitane.com

face Pirouette Bamboo Microderm facial scrub, with bamboo and sugar, $45, empoweryourskin.com

Buddha Nose Bodhi Sugar Scrub, $25, beautyhabit.com

Chidoriya Azuki Micrograins + Brown Sugar Facial Soap is great for clogged pores and surface flakes. $12.50, beautyhabit.com Eminence Sugar Plum Revitalizing Masque, $54, Skin Haven Spa, LA, 323-658-7546, skinhaven.com

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shop for a cause

gENLUXshop Get a Little, Give a Little


With U.S.-Cuba relations thawing for the first time in decades, it’s the perfect time for the Weingart Center Association’s sixth annual summer soirée, dubbed “A Night in Havana.” On June 20, the Sports Club/L.A. will transform into old-world Havana, complete with Cuban-inspired music, hand-rolled cigars, casino-parlor card games, and loads of authentic fare. Info at weingart.org; general admission, $75; VIPs, $125, through Conscience Entertainment, 310-444-0100.

This summer, make good on those promises to do good with these philanthropic finds.—Francesca Forrester



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Quick, park that Bugaboo Bee stroller and run to Lilly Pulitzer! Through her A Colorful Cause program, the designer has partnered with some of our favorite hot-mama celebs—including Gwyneth Paltrow, Debra Messing, Brooke Shields, and Marcia Cross—to create limited-edition mommyand-me gear, like Messing’s Debra Dress, $428, and Jr. Messing Short, $68. Perfect for those my-baby-is-cuter-than-yours moments, each set of designs donates 10% of proceeds to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. lillypulitzer.com


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Find the perfect summer ensemble—for you and the man in your life—with chic, easy-to-wear pieces from his-and-hers complementary lines Cloth Logic and Tulle. Both brands donate 5% of proceeds to a rotating list of nonprofits, including Friends of the World Food Program, the Libby Ross Foundation, Room to Read, and Solidarity. Tulle Scallop Knit Cap-Sleeve Sweater, $83, tulle4us.com


Imagine yourself in the lavender fields of the South of France with Lisa Curran by Lavanila’s ecofriendly Summer Essentials Kit, $175. Tucked inside an adorable, reusable bag crafted from swimsuit material, you’ll find Lavanila’s Vanilla Lavender Healthy Lip Shine and Body Butter, and bien sur, a Lisa Curran swimsuit. Five percent of sales benefit The Ocean Project. lisacurran.com

Slip into some footwear that cares with Donald J. Pliner’s new line of summer-ready flip-flops, $35, which benefit his Peace for the Children Foundation. Donald J. Pliner, Beverly Hills, 310-246-2700, donaldjpliner.com


Forgo those Pinkberry calories— opt for eye candy instead with Diamonds for a Cure. Inspired by the belief that “diamonds are precious…so is life,” breast cancer survivor Neda Behnam created this heartfelt diamond jewelry collection to raise funds for cancer research. The DFAC in rose gold, $2600, is one of many pieces that benefit the Stand Up to Cancer initiative, which supports groundbreaking research. Portofino Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8855

Have a heart: Treat yourself to a pair of Sama Eyewear’s sparkling Heart of Gold frames and feel good knowing that 100% of proceeds benefit the Sam Vance Foundation, which supports young people battling drug addiction. Sama founder and CEO Sheila Vance designed the limited-edition shades, available in 24K yellow gold or 18K white gold and adorned with gemstones at the temple, in celebration of the brand’s 10-year anniversary. $1500, Destination: Sama, Beverly Hills, 310-271-1734, and West Hollywood, 323-654-6093


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Genlux Magazine • HlfPg 8” x 4.75” • Summer Issue • June, 2009

Photo by Kate Turning

-Time Magazine

Top shopsites


Net-a-Porter: Enjoy same-day shipping and luxe packaging. Gilt Groupe: Botkier Marysia tote, original retail price, $800; Gilt price, $280


These days, To score the latest trends, you need to know the ins and outs of the Web’s top shopping destinations. —Davida Deutsch Hall

For those of you who haven’t yet mastered the virtual shopping universe, fear not. It’s time to welcome a new, more sophisticated era of buying. With no lines and no need to wade through garbage, searching for treasures

is easy, fun, and entertaining, thanks to four top shopping sites—Shopflick, Net-A-Porter, ShopStyle, and GiltGroupe—where, as a savvy Genluxer, you will save a few bucks on both fashion and parking.

ShopStyle: Diane von Furstenberg sequin dress, $1200

Gilt Groupe: Vera Wang Collection jacquard pleated pencil skirt, original retail price, $900; Gilt price, $200

ShopStyle.com The hook: It’s like the Google of fashion. Shoppers’ average age: 31. Who shops it: The young,

single, Ivy League grad who spends hours at a time locked in her bedroom with the essentials: a laptop, Coldplay, Us Weekly, and a glass of pinot noir. Hot seller: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Celeb embodiment: Rachel Bilson. Launched in 2007, ShopStyle pioneered the concept of the “social shopping” Web site, enabling its typically thirtysomething users to drive trends, personalize outfits, create stylebooks, and share their faves with friends. A fashion search engine with more than 250 hand-selected partner stores ranging from Old Navy to Neiman Marcus, ShopStyle makes browsing intuitive and focused. Plus, as the retail arm of Sugar Media— which brought you such sites as FabSugar, CelebSugar, and BellaSugar —ShopStyle has exclusive access to the hottest celebrity-inspired fashions.

Gilt Groupe: Set of 14 Alex and Ani cream and coral beaded bangles, original retail price, $390; Gilt price, $190

GiltGroupe.com The hook: Guilt-free designer sample sales. Shoppers’ average age: 25–40. Who shops it: The

Gilt girl can play with the high rollers, but she’s always game for a good old-fashioned sale. Great for the girl who loves to indulge—responsibly. Hot seller: Diesel jeans. Celeb embodiment: Cameron Diaz. On your mark, get set, go! Grab that $800 Rachel Roy dress for $250—quick, before fastfingered fashionistas snatch it up, along with those killer Louboutins at a fraction of their original price. At GiltGroupe, a members-only sample sale site, coveted brands go on sale at insider prices. Founded in 2007 by two Harvard grads, the site—where the average price is $120—invites members to single-designer sales that last 36 hours. No middleman, no fakes, and all merchandise comes direct from the designer. So how does Gilt differ from its competitors? More sales per week, superior photography, and goods ship on the same day as purchase. Remember: you snooze, you lose.

Net-A-Porter.com The hook: Luxe, baby, luxe. Shoppers’ average age: 25–45. Who shops it: The time-starved,

fiercely stylish working girl who changes her go-to designer hand- Net-A-Porter bag every season and isn’t afraid exclusive: to order her martinis extra dirty. Jason Wu Hot seller: Balmain. Celeb em- sleeveless bodiment: Penélope Cruz. round-neck Founded in 2000, Net-A-Porter silk shift in (like prêt-a-porter) is for the smart chartreuse, and chic fashion sophisticate, with $1840 prices ranging from $17 to $12,000 and more than 200 international brands, many of which—such as Halston, Stella McCartney, and YSL—offer items exclusive to the site. Net-A-Porter offers a number of excellent road maps that will help you navigate its voluminous offerings. Its superior editorial content serves as must-read fashion CliffsNotes for serious shoppers. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, the site produces a “Notes Weekly” section where women can shop directly from runway trends. And if that’s not enough, enjoy same-day shipping and luxe packaging.

Shopflick.com The hook: Discover unique designers via video shopping. Shoppers’ average age:

18–45. Who shops it: The discerning, eclectic, creative type who effortlessly mixes indie with boutique finds—but chooses the flea market over Bergdorf ’s any day. Hot seller: Raquel Allegra. Celeb embodiment: Maggie Gyllenhaal. Combine the hip, vast marketplace of eBay with the viral-video fix of YouTube and the latest, hottest fashion designers and you get Shopflick. Launched in 2008, Shopflick is the leading online video-shopping marketplace. So what’s the advantage? Video captures the form, fit, and aesthetic of a piece of clothing in a deeper, more precise, interactive way: Watch designers tell their stories direct from their studios—without ever leaving your desk. Shopflick caters to the independent, risk-taking fashion-obsessed. And that’s not all. While exercising your indie-designer addiction, you can watch original fashion webisodes and catch the deal of the day in one of the site’s Private Sales.

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Shopflick: Raquel Allegra Not-So-Basic tee, $198

Henri J. Sillam “Glacier” 18K white gold 37.5 ct emerald-cut aquamarine ring

Henri J. Sillam


Beach babes and city girls alike have plenty to celebrate this summer, as delightful new retail destinations are opening up all over town.—Francesca Forrester

Tory Burch

Just in time for summer, the sixth alice + olivia store is opening up in Malibu. Personally designed by owner Stacey Bendet, the 1,100-square-foot space combines vintage chandeliers and modern, re-upholstered painted fabrics, bringing the neighborhood’s relaxed surf-and-sand vibe indoors. The store will feature the alice + olivia brand’s signature collection, along with anthony + mo men’s, alice + olivia kids, and all the luxe, beach-ready looks you need for a summer on the shore. 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310-775-8375

Rex Boutique





If you have a sweet tooth for Melrose Avenue’s decadent offerings, the new Chloé boutique is about to become your favorite bonbon. Chloé’s many devotees have been waiting with bated breath for the shop’s grand opening, and as of April, they’ve been happily snapping up the brand’s ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, sunglasses, and fragrances. 8448 Melrose Place, LA, 323-602-0000, chloe.com Buckle up—with a Harveys original seatbelt bag, that is! The firm recently set up shop on Melrose Avenue, offering its unique bags, totes, wallets, and more, all made in the USA from durable seatbelt straps. The brand has also announced an artist collaboration series featuring the work of watercolorist Sujean Rim, of Barneys New York and Tiffany & Co. fame. Better hurry—Rim’s girlish styles, decked out in posies and garden tweed, are going fast. Harveys, 7955 Melrose Ave, LA, 323-798-9000

Madison and Diavolina

The 18th freestanding Tory Burch boutique has found a home in the Malibu Lumber Yard. The designer’s contemporary American wares look right at home in the shop’s organic, beachy environment, which incorporates rustic wood design elements and iconic blue-striped furnishings and was inspired by SoCal surfer style. 3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310-456-6459


opening presencece

This summer, Sam Cole will introduce the lavish and respected Henri J. Sillam brand to the The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel. The first U.S. House of Sillam boutique, just steps from Rodeo Drive, will cater to local and international clientele, offering discreet viewings of their sparkling wares either on-site or at your SoCal residence. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 888-6-SILLAM, sillam.com

LA-based knitwear brand Public Library recently launched its official e-commerce site, offering up such celeb faves as The Samburu Project Collection and a new shop that lets you do the designing. The “Design Your Own Knit Top” function lets you dictate your style with customized graphics, color, and silhouette. Beyoncé, Paris Hilton, and Jessica Alba are already fans—and they aren’t keeping it quiet! publiclibrarybrand.com

Madison and Diavolina co-owners Mark and Emily Goldstein have traded in their Robertson Boulevard digs for 7,000 square feet of space on West Third Street. At this new shopping mecca, the boutiques remain separate, but they share an entrance—and generous parking. Standard Design and Architect Firm have given Madison the feel of a large fashion gallery with warm oak shelving, and Diavolina a more exotic feel complete with playful leopard-print carpet. 8741–8745 W. Third St; Madison, 310-275-1930, madisonlosangeles.com; Diavolina, 310-550-1341, shopdiavolina.com St. John just debuted its new, younger-skewed label, SoCa St. John, at South Coast Plaza’s new Penthouse wing. Decorated with a Hollywood Regency theme, the flagship boutique is stocked with the label’s resort 2008–09 collection inspired by the casual California lifestyle. 3333 Bristol St, Suite 2533, Costa Mesa, 714-662-6880, socastjohn.com

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When Genlux Needed a Limo to Drive Paris Hilton, HELEN MIRREn and dITA VON TEESE, We Picked ASL

A Selective Limousine & Private Jet Service 661-943-2600 www.aselectivelimo.com

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With the arrival of summer comes a host of delectable finds, from Fig restaurant’s grown-up version of a PB&J to a super-cute candy-colored bikini from Brazil’s Sauipe Swimwear. —Shannon L. Bowen


One of LA’s newest—and finest— eateries, Fig at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

is serving up two toothsome, sophisticated versions of sweet childhood favorites. First, there’s the Absinthe Frappe, $9, made with absinthe, simple syrup, and a splash of ginger ale; it’s sure to conjure up the memory of your first taste of licorice (not to mention visions of green fairies). Then there’s the CB&J BondSt Sandwich, $8, a delectable combination of housemade cashew butter, strawberry jelly, and bleu cheese. It’s like the PB&J of yore, but updated for your grown-up sweet tooth. 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-319-3111, figsantamonica.com

These candycolored frames from Jee Vice, which counts Madonna and Anne Hathaway among its famous fans, are the cherry on top of a sunny summer ensemble—maxi dress, gladiator sandals, and these: Jee Vice Touchy, $150, in Cherry Jubilée and Orange Jubilée, jeevice.com

From Dylan’s Candy Bar, the brainchild of Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren: Dylan’s Candy Bar Toss Rain Boots, $45, and Charm Bracelet, $50. They look good enough to eat! dylanscandybar.com



Louis Vuitton’s Arc en Ciel Candy summer umbrella filters 93% of UV rays. $805, louisvuitton.com

“A confection of a book from one of Hollywood’s most famous wives and mothers,”

Stories from Candyland

Satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh, hand-made confections like sea-salt caramels and cinnamon- and coffee-flavored marshmallows—with no hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients—at Little Flower Candy Co. in Pasadena. 1424 W. Colorado Blvd, 626-304-4800 littleflowercandyco.com


op off your summer soirée with Moët & Chandon’s Rosé Impérial, whose delightful bouquet has hints of fresh strawberries, raspberries, and red currants. $49, moet.com

Photo: Lycurgo C. Querido

Candy Craving

Michael Aram

was inspired to create this elegant stainless-steel Lotus Candy Dish when he saw hundreds of lotus leaves floating on the water during a trip to Kashmir. $85, michaelaram.com

by Candy Spelling is packed with Tinseltown tales. $25.95, Book Soup, West Hollywood, 310-659-3110

In a cheeky pattern reminiscent of the gumballs you loved as a kid, Sauipe Swimwear’s Circles Phuket two-piece with an adjustable halter top and side-tie bottom is both sexy—Sauipe is Brazilian, after all—and sweet. $103, sauipeswimwear.com

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fILE-O-GREEN facts

gENLUXshop gENLUXshop ECO CHAMBER The verdict is in: Green is gorgeous. Make this a summer of love—for the beauty of the natural world.—Shannon L. Bowen & Dawn Shand Johnson Sophie Uliano’s The Gorgeously Green Diet: How to Live Lean and Green shows you how to live healthy, lose weight, and save money—all while saving the planet. $25.95, gorgeouslygreen.com

Chic green nail salon Recess uses organic products in a luxe space designed according to LEED standards. Join the Recess Summer Club: Buy any five pedicures between now and Labor Day and receive a Signature Pedicure, a $50 value, free. 8408 Beverly Blvd, LA, 323-782-9919, recess-la.com

Statistics say that only 2% of plastic bags in the U.S. get recycled. And even if you’ve transitioned to trendy reusable shoppers,chances are you’re still guilty of a highly unfashionable crime: single-use plastic dry-cleaning bags. Next time you take that Chloé cocktail dress to the cleaners, use The Green Garmento, an attractive, reusable dry-cleaning bag that doubles as a hanging hamper. The planet—and your dry cleaner—will thank you. $9.99, greengarmento.com

Vegan, natural-botanical line Duchess Marden is free of GMOs, parabens, petrochemicals, and chemical preservatives. Damascena Hydrating Masque, $52, and Enzyme Exfoliant, Studio at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509; Planet Blue Essentials, Malibu, 310-317-8566; duchessmarden.com

Blum Naturals Daily Combination/Oily Towelettes, $6.99; Daily Cleansing Eye Pads, $5.99; Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues, $4.99, blumnaturals. com; drugstore.com Keep paper waste out of landfills with these darling gift tags from Linda & Harriett’s Redesigned Collection. Crafted by hand from letterpress misprints, they’re perfect for wine bottles or place cards. Pack of four, $6, lindaandharriett.com

Paraben-free: Beautao Ucuuba Butter & Green Tea Cleanser, $20; Bamboo Silica Night Collagen Stimulating Cream, $22; Matcha & Açai Berry Day Cream, $24, Beyond Beauty Supplies, 818-347-8700; beautao.com

Norway-based Fin Fashion is all about high style with a social conscience. Its covetable cuts are made from green materials like wild silk and organic cotton, bamboo, and baby alpaca, and the brand is even carbonneutral, investing in offsets that fund renewableenergy projects. 100% organic Pima cotton knitted anorak in jacquard, $438, nimli.com; finoslo.com/en

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Handcrafted out of recycled candy wrappers that would otherwise end up in landfills, Nahui Ollin’s ER bag in Tutti Frutti is seriously sweet! $245, nahuiollin.com

These old-school Boylan Pop Tumblers began their lives as soda bottles in New York City restaurants. Destined for the trash heap, they’ve been rescued and reincarnated by Wisconsin-based Green Glass. Flavors include Black Cherry and Orange Cream, but luck determines which will arrive in your set of four. $32.50, greenglass.com

Photography by Diana Koenigsberg for Marge Casey & Associates

Genlux Out-of-Towner

As every woman knows, swimwear and lingerie are some of the hardest things to shop for. But what is less understood is why. Simply put, not all bathing suits or bras are created equal. Only the very best are designed with a genuine understanding of the architecture and movement of the body. Hence the reputation of Paris-based luxury swimwear and lingerie label Eres, founded in 1968 by Irène Leroux, who used ingenious cuts and innovative original materials to illustrate “the art of the body.” Today, the brand boasts 11 boutiques everywhere from Beverly Hills to Cannes and is led by artistic director Valérie Delafosse, who has had a lifelong love affair with the human form. Delafosse, who joined the firm in 2006, fits Eres like a glove: Passionate about ballet, choreography, musicals, and fashion, she studied at Paris’s Studio Berçot Fashion School under such greats as Thierry Mugler and Azzedine Alaïa. Before joining Eres, she left her mark on the swimwear and lingerie of Gap Body, Dior, Cacharel, and Chloé, and her first design project was Princesse Tam Tam, now one of lingerie’s most sought-after brands. Keep an eye out for her lovely new Eres collection, inspired in part by our very own eclectic LA neighborhood of Los Feliz. —Shannon L. Bowen ON AND OFF THE PLANE:

Road bikini top in Espadon, $265, and Mercury bikini bottom in Espadon, $265

Cabriolet swimsuit in Galuchat, $525 WHERE DO YOU …

Stay in LA? L’Hermitage or, if in Santa Monica, the top floor of the Viceroy, #802, overlooking the ocean. Have drinks? Chateau Marmont FAVORITES IN LA:

Shops: James Perse or vintage shops I stumble across each time.

Restaurants: The Little Door [West Third Street] Museums: The Getty Museum Beaches: Paradise Cove Neighborhoods: Los Feliz —you’ll see my new collection! Time of year: Spring Hair: Privé Salon [Beverly Blvd]

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What’s in your carry-on? The new Eres cashmere plaid, a book, and my computer. What’s on your iPod? 36,536 songs, but right at this moment, especially Michel Legrand, the French film composer. Reading material? Louis Aragon’s poetry and the Nancy Cunard biography [by Lois Gordon]. What are your packing essentials for LA? Chanel sunglasses, our new Eres sandals for day, a hat, versatile cocktail dresses, and a large Jérôme Dreyfuss bag. Also, really high heels—since you drive everywhere in LA, it is the time to indulge. What packing essentials do you recommend for friends visiting LA? All of the above and a few Eres swimsuits, since pool lounging in LA is the equivalent of a power lunch in New York. What is the first thing you do to unwind? Go to Venice Beach. There’s an amazing little vintage shop there that I can’t quite remember the name of. How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? Plug in my iPod, add a pink or reddish sarong to dim the lights for personal ambiance, and light some Eres almond candles. Red-eye or morning flight? Red-eye—it’s my only time to catch up on movies.

How do you look refreshed after a long flight? I use three drops of Sisley’s Radiant Immediate Lift Serum and Guerlain’s Super Aqua Day Cooling Facial Stick. What do you wish LA had more of that you have in Paris? I wish there were more bistros and bakeries. The ability to walk everywhere is also something I wish there was more of in LA. What do you wish Paris had that LA has? Obviously, the weather and Malibu beaches. I wish there was more nature close by, and that the people were more relaxed.

Dallas swimsuit in Rayon X, $625

Beverly bikini top in Hawaii, $245, and Astoria bikini bottom in Hawaii, $215

All styles available at Eres, 441 N. Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 888-656-ERES, eres.fr


132 GENLUX SUMMER / 2009 www.freywilleusa.com 219 Arizona Ave., SANTA MONICA, CA, 90401 I phone: 310 260 2639

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