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On our cover: Dita Von Teese wearing In Add Minus photographed for Genlux by BrakhaX2. Styled by Shiffy Kagan

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THE DEAD SEA The Salton Sea’s a surreal backdrop for fall’s latest fashion

HAIR DU TEMPS A hair+makeup journey through the decades MISTY MORNING The beach on a cool, melancholy day—perfect for a cozy sweater KATARINA GRAHAM Actor, singer, dancer...and a woman with a very private life GRASS IS GREENER Photographer Jon Cottam captures the latest fall looks ENVIOUS Don’t be envious of the latest fashion—go get your own

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GLOBAL WARMING Photog Erik Almäs captures some stunning fashion images EARTH ANGEL Dita Von Teese knows what she wants and how to get it TAMAR KAPRELIAN Interscope recording artist is on her way to the top THE COST OF VANITY Cheryl Woodcock explores the latest dermatologic treatments


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Nordstrom J. Crew Barneys New York CO-OP Anthropologie

SLEEK & CHIC Apple Banana Republic Michael Kors Nike


Whisper Restaurant & Lounge La Piazza The Farm of Beverly Hills


Crate & Barrel Coach Kiehl’s Since 1851 Banana Republic

The Grove


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Editor’s Picks: Samia’s faves of the season Fashion Editor’s Picks: From Amanda, with love Editor at Large’s Picks: George’s picks for the gents Beauty Editor’s Picks: From Dawn’s desk Apocalypstick by Almie Rose: Bad Romance Destinations: Yosemite Club JetSetters: Eva Chow & Kari Whitman Style ID: Gillian Jacobs File-o-Green Facts: Peachy green picks File-o-Facts: Fab fall finds Out-of-Towner: Jenny Packham Chic Boutique: Henri Bendel Accessory Access: Shades of green Closet Desires: I Got the Blues; Chocolate High; Haute Gild Top to Toe: Soho House

Her Secret Service: Dita Von Teese’s cover look Beauty Buzz: Green Beauty Finds Makeup Trend: The new nude Beauty News: Notes and news Hair Do’s: Green tips & products


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SHOPPING American Eagle Outfitters Tiffany & Co. H&M BCBGMAXAZRIA Barneys New York CO-OP Lululemon Athletica Calvin Klein Madewell Lacoste Kitson XXI Free People Anthropologie Sur La Table Sony Style J.Crew Urban Outfitters Kiehl's Since 1851 Juicy Couture Cole Haan Kaitlyn Chico’s

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

Creative Director/Photo Editor: Stephen Kamifuji Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Editor at Large: George Blodwell Assistant Art Director: Jordan Holcomb VP of Luxury Advertising: Andrea Aal Account Executive: Rhonda Zakhor Account Executive: Bailey Sullivan Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Managing Editor: Shannon Lee Bowen Beauty Editor: Dawn Shand Johnson Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Style Director: Kelvin Seah Writer at Large: Almie Rose Genlux Website Editor: Hannah Ciallella Contributing Editors: Susan Campos, Stephen Christopher, Courtney Fortune, Dr. Ezra Kest, Tracy O’Connor Cheryl Woodcock Contributing Photographers: Erik Ålmas, Moshe Brakha, Eddie Brakha, BrakhaX2, Jon Cottam, Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Melissa Rodwell Paul Schefz, Ming Wu Distribution Manager: John Sugrue Interns: Marina Galadjian Lauren Ikeda, Candy Interiano, Emily Levine, Joyce Lin


Cali Dreaming twist front bandeau with classic seamless bottom in perforated sport mesh, $156, revolveclothing.com Bvlgari white gold and enamel necklace with round brilliant cut diamonds and diamond pave, price upon request, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216

Fall ­2010 Issue ©2010 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 S. 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.

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all is back, which means Fashion Week is upon us. If you’re in the fashion industry, you know that this is one of the most exciting times of the year. This season, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week will have a new home at Lincoln Center. I’m excited to see what the designers have in store for us. I just flew back from Europe, where I had a blast. London is really one of my favorite cities in the world. I place it right after Paris. Of course I visited all the shopping malls from Selfridges to Harrods (which, by the way, is not owned by Al Fayed anymore, but a family from Qatar), went for the first time to the charming mall called Liberty, one of the oldest shopping centers in London. Walking on Bond Street, I found myself in front of my good friend Louis, (Louis Vuitton, that is!) who just took a place there. The store windows are ginormous and showcase all the past collector bags—you’ll even find ones that can’t be purchased anymore. On the first floor, right when you come up the stairs, there are about twenty mannequins, each wearing an outfit from a particular season—from the hat to the bag, the shoes, the jewelry—I mean everything! Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2010 advertising campaign is gorgeous. It’s a flashback to the late fifties and early sixties and makes you feel like you just stepped into a scene from “Mad Men”. Cleavage exposed, tight waists, and full, sophisticated silhouettes. Christy Turlington, Natalia

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Vodianova, and Karen Elson prove that perfection does exist. And who, may I ask, exemplifies that era in fashion better than Dita Von Teese? Our cover girl is the queen of looking fifties-perfect, with her tiny 20-inch waist, cat-eye makeup and ample bustline. We are so proud to have her back in Genlux. One of the strongest colors this fall is chocolate. This warm, yummy hue goes with practically everything. A must-have this season is knee-high boots. If you’re going to get some, I suggest you invest in the Jimmy Choo 24:7! It’s a covetable capsule collection with updated versions of Tamara Mellon’s favorite styles in a variety of colors, materials and heel heights. This is the definitive assortment of iconic Jimmy Choo boots, perfect for day-to-evening, seven days a week. (p123) Another great color for this season is navy, and Giorgio Armani has created a few gorgeous coats and cropped jackets in the color. I also find the Fendi Gothic Romans suede lace-up boots absolutely adorable. (p122) And to feel sexy and beautiful, there’s one designer you can count on: Alaïa is the man. He is a fashion god! I once again fell in love with his dresses. They have the most incredible shape, which helps makes your body look so sexy. I strongly believe that every woman should own one of his dresses to understand what it means to be and feel like a woman. (p28)

Handcrafted Women’s Shoes, Handbags and Accessories Available exclusively online and at 167 Carmen Steffens boutiques across 13 countries worldwide. www.carmensteffens.com

genlux gadabouts: Burberry Beauty Launch afternoon tea Photos: Alex Berliner Photography In proper British fashion, Burberry toasted the launch of its latest endeavor, Burberry Beauty, with an afternoon tea in the British-inspired gardens of a Beverly Hills home. Host and Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey was joined at the soirée by brand fans Kate Bosworth, Serena Williams and Rachel Zoe. The Beverly Hills stop was part of Bailey’s trip to the U.S. to promote the line.

May Andersen, Kate Bosworth

Jayma Mays Lake Bell

Kate Bosworth, Christopher Bailey, Serena Williams Lilian Ramirez, Kimberly Fisher, Stephanie Menendez

Omega watches Constellation Collection launch. Photos: Mark Sullivan, Jesse Grant/wireimage The Los Angeles Ritz Carlton was host to a dazzling array of stars as Omega launched its updated Constellation Collection. Omega brand ambassador Zhang Ziyi hosted the dinner that brought out stars like Jon Hamm, Adrien Brody, Anna Kendrick and Maria Menounos—all fans of the fittingly named watch.

Zoe Saldana

Maria Menounos, Adrien Brody, Zhang Ziyi, Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart

Jon Hamm, Anna Kendrick

Jennifer Chan, Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart, Zhang Ziyi, Samia Arslane, Leo Zen, George Blodwell

Barton Perreira Trunk Show at Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook welcomed shoppers to a Barton Perreira Trunk Show at its store on Sunset Blvd. Dan Deutsch was on hand to greet guests and show the latest in the eyeglass and sunglass collection. Guests had fun trying on the different styles, and even snagged a Sprinkles cupcake and a cocktail while they shopped.

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genlux gadabouts: GENLux Summer Issue Launch party Photos: kj Pictures

The Luxe Hotel rooftop on Rodeo Drive was turned into a beachy wonderland for the launch of Genlux’s summer issue. Guests sipped on drinks by KRÖL vodka and Blue Sky Soda, nibbled Crumbs cupcakes and hors d’ouvres from LUXE catering, and relaxed under the starry sky while viewing pieces from Melissa Odabash’s latest swimwear collection. Special thanks to celebrity DJs Emma Ford and Natalie Loren the dynamic duo who call themselves Luxury Kills. Dr. Catherine Begovic and Mr. Binais Begovic

DJs Emma Ford and Natalie Loren AKA Luxury Kills

Laura Kadner, Almie Rose

Annaliese Wells

Shaw McPherson, Wendy Krueger, Pamela Reisman, Rob Norton

Giglianne Braga, Rocco Leo Gaglioti, Alisha Miele

Arcade Boutique opened its doors for an intimate book signing for Ar m Candy, the latest book by Jill Kargman. Hosts Rochelle Fredston, Arcade owner, and actress Lindsay Price welcomed guests into the stylish store to have the author sign their copy of her book and to try on chic designer fashion. Stylists and tastemakers sipped on “Arcade Lemonade” Hpnotiq specialty cocktails and enjoyed a full silver and blue candy bar. A portion of sales from the evening benefited Clothes Off Our Back, including a donation of the T.Cyia necklace worn by Lindsay Price that evening, signed Ar m Candy copies, and additional ARCADE Boutique designer items which will all be posted for auction on Arcade’s website. Bruce Reynolds, George Blodwell

Photo: John Marciniak

Photo: Anna Webber/WireImage

Arm Candy Book Signing at Arcade Boutique

Rochelle Fredston, Lindsay Price

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Photo: John Marciniak

Jill Kargman Lilian Ramirez, Kimberly Fisher, Stephanie Menendez

Photo courtesy of Genlux Magazine, Photo by Marc Baptiste

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


M A C Cosmetics Fabulous Felines Collection Superslick Liquid EyeLiner in Smoky Heir, $17.50, maccosmetics.com s




M A C Cosmetics #2 Lash, $14, maccosmetics.com s


We go behind the scenes to reveal how our creative team achieved Dita’s cover look! DITA VON TEESE IS EVERY MAKEUP ARTIST’S DREAM CLIENT! HERE, OUR GLAM SQUAD GIVES THEIR TIPS ON GETTING HER FABULOUS LOOK! SKIN: “Dita’s skin is

flawless, so less is more. I used just a pea-sized amount of foundation and mixed it with three drops of a Vitamin E-based essential oil blend of sweet orange and lavender to extend the foundation and allow for easy application.”

LIP: “Dita and I love our matte reds, but decided to go for a luxe look by glossing them up.”

EYE: “I went for the

classic Dita pin-up with a futuristic twist. We went shimmery using highly reflective pearl shadows.”

NAILS: “For the

nails, I went with China Glaze nail polish in Vermillion.” —Marsha Bialo Marsha Bialo Next Artists using China Glaze

KMS California HairStay Max Gel, $12.95, kmscalifornia.com John Blaine Hair Stylist Opus Beauty

M A C Cosmetics Skinfinish Natural in Light, $26 s

Skin: M•A•C prep+prime face Foundation: M•A•C Studio Sculpt mixed w/Care blends oils Powder: Mineralized Skin Finish in “Light” M A C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum, $40 s

Gregory Arlt Exclusive Artists using MUAUC Cosmetics


M A C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation, $29.50 s

M A C Cosmetics Powder Blush in Pinch Me, $18.50 s



CHEEKS: Powder blush in Pinch Me Cheek highlight: “Pearl” Cream Colour Base EYE: “For Dita’s eyes I used Brow Highlight: “Pfloof !” shadow Lids: Vapour with “Pfloof !” shadow over it Liner: Super Slick Liquid Liner Mascara: Haute+ Naughty lash Lashes: #2’s (All M•A•C and available at maccosmetics.com)

M A C Cosmetics Lustreglass in Venetian, $14.50 s

M A C Cosmetics Lipstick in Russian Red, $14.50 s

M A C Cosmetics Haute & Naughty Lash, $18 s



KMS California HairStay Dry Xtreme Hairspray, $13.95, kmscalifornia.com

KMS California HairStay Style Boost, $17.95, kmscalifornia.com


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KMS California Hairplay Dry Wax, $16.95, kmscalifornia.com


LIP: Cherry pencil with “Russian Red” and “Viva Glam 1” lipstick mixed together, and “Venetian” Lustreglass


Here are my favorite picks this season! –Samia Arslane Tiffany & Co. amethyst, pink tourmaline, and diamond cobblestone bracelet set in platinum, $65,000, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880

CHANEL coat, $4755, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Christian Clive ‘C’ perfume, $375, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Valentino blouse with rose appliqué, $790, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Burberry cross-over satin pencil skirt, $495, netaporter.com

Azature Bow Ring platinum sterling metal with a black rhodium matte finish 194 individually pavé hand-set black diamonds, $9600, Des Kohan, LA, 323-857-0200, azature.com

Louis Vuitton Intrigue Cuir Cinéma handbag, $4450, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-8590457, louisvuitton.com

Giorgio Armani jacket, $4875, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Preen downing open-back jersey dress, $375, netaporter.com Azzaro short, price upon request, AzzaroParis.com

Alaïa wool skirt, $2665; Alaïa top, $980, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Everlon pavé diamond knot lever-back earrings, price upon request, adiamondisforever.com

Fendi bag, $3550, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Givenchy top, $975, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


In the late fifties it was considered the new California Riviera, but the Salton Sea is actually a dying body of water. It is our state’s largest lake—even larger than Lake Tahoe—with a salinity level so high that only one breed of fish, the tilapia, is able to survive there. Contaminated water runoff containing pesticides from local agriculture also contributes to the death of the thousands of fish that wash up onto its shores daily—creating the eerily beautiful mirage of shimmering white sand beaches. Here, the Salton Sea’s surrounding structures that are being consumed by the salt make a surreal backdrop for our green-themed fashion story. Photography by Tracey Morris. Styled by Alexis Beck.

Photographer: Tracey Morris / traceymorris.com Stylist: Alexis Beck / The Magnet Agency Hair: Jason Stanton / Celestine Agency using TIGI Makeup: Su Han / Cloutier Agency Model: Sabrian Iofredda / Next Models Manicure: Beth Fricke / Artists by Timothy Priano / O.P.I. Stylist Assistants: Bailey Sullivan, Bianca Poezyn Post Production: Robert Morris Production Coordinator: Holly Landfield Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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AlaÏa white cropped blouse, $1090, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Hervé Léger by Max Azria skirt, $950, Hervé Léger, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2550 Marzi hat, $695, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Christian Louboutin tube heel, price upon request, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300 Bvlgari rings, $7500, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Samantha Wills Beatrice Inn necklace in black, $490, samanthawills.com.au

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CHANEL Sweater, $1350, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Paul and Joe sequined Chatoie shorts, $440, Paul and Joe Boutique, LA, 310-270-4620 Erickson Beamon bangles, $142 each, ericksonbeamon.com Jimmy Choo leopard Penny sandal, $445, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, jimmychoo.com Chopard hoop earrings, price upon request, Chopard, 328 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220

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Pamela Roland Glen plaid gown, $3245, pamela- roland.com Jimmy Choo Stefy Scarf, $325, jimmychoo.com Amrapali Victorian diamond bangle, $3300, Two Amrapali diamond bangles set in 18K Gold and Silver, $8800 each, Amrapali Victorian rose-cut diamond arm cuff, Price upon request, Amrapali Victorian diamond and ruby elephant bangle, $6560, Amrapali, NY 212-944-0435, amrapalijewels.com

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Stella McCartney ivory poplin shorts sleeve blouse, $395, Stella McCartney, NY, 212-255-1556; Madison, LA, 323-651-3662 Moschino Gold sequin paillette pencil skirt, $795, Moschino Boutique, NY, 212-243-8600, moschino.com Viktor & Rolf black jacket, $1450, viktor-rolf.com Valeska pavĂŠ stone bangles in goldtone and silvertone, prices upon request valeska.com.au Brian Atwood black suede Wagner peep toe pump, $584, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Giorgio Armani jacket, $1825; Pant, $750, Giorgio Armani, Beverly Hills, Christian Louboutin silver Poiseidon pump, $1195, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, Bvlgari rings, $290 to $10,100, Bvlgari earrings, $7650, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216

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Escada printed silk cocktail dress, $1395, Escada Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0330, escada.com Suzi Roher belt, $350, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Stella McCartney black coat, $1595, Stella McCartney black platform boot, $545, Stella McCartney, NY, 212-255-1556 Valeska “Shimmering Light” pavé square necklace, $160, valeska.com.au

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Pamela Roland Glen plaid gown, $3245, pamelaroland.com Jimmy Choo Stefy Scarf, $325, jimmychoo.com Thomas Wylde Grey tall boot, $1850, thomaswylde.com Amrapali Victorian diamond bangle, $3300, Two Amrapali diamond bangles set in 18K gold and silver, $8800 each, Amrapali Victorian rose-cut diamond arm cuff, price upon request, Amrapali victorian diamond and ruby elephant bangle, $6560, Amrapali, NY 212-944-0435, amrapalijewels.com

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hair du temps

Hairstylist Jason Stanton and NARS makeup artist Uzo invite us aboard a beauty time machine for a journey into years past, present and future. Photography by Jon Cottam Photographer: Jon Cottam / joncottam.com Stylist: Kelvin Seah / Genlux Style Director / AIM Artists Agency Makeup: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics Hair: Jason Stanton / CelestineAgency.com Manicure: Beth Fricke / Artists by Timothy Priano Stylist’s Assistants: Sam Macke and Marina Galadjian Next Models: 1964, Nora Salem; 1972, Joslyn Fink; 1995, Ceren Alcak Photogenics Models: 2010, Djosefin Maurer; 2013, Lyndsay Marie Photo Assistant: Andrea Ellis Digital retouching: Christine Hilberg Location: Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Donna Karan taupe silk satin wrap dress, $850, Decades, LA, 323-655-0223, decadesinc.com NARS makeup looks: Tzarine duo eyeshadow, $32; Alhambra duo eyeshadow, $32; Penny Lane cream blush, $26; Bangkok pure matte lipstick, $25, narscosmetics.com

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Versace cream silk chiffon ruffle sleeve tunic shirt, $950, Decades, LA, 323-655-0223, decadesinc.com NARS makeup look: Rajasthan duo eyeshadow, $32; Coconut Grove single shadow, $23; New York single shadow, $23; Black Moon eyeliner pencil, $20; Douceur blush, $26; Morocco lipliner pencil, $20; Tashkent pure matte lipstick, $25, narscosmetics.com

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John Galanos cream crystal embellished self belted A-line Mod dress, $4000, Decades, LA, 323-655-0223, decadesinc.com NARS makeup look: Tzarine duo eyeshadow, $32; Pandora duo eyeshadow, $32; Black Moon eyeliner pencil, $20; Orgasm blush, $26; Fantasia lipliner pencil, $20; Chelsea Girls lip lacquer, $24; narscosmetics.com


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Donald Brooks silver paillet maxi dress, $4800, Decades, LA, 323-655-0223, decadesinc.com NARS makeup look: Palladium soft touch shadow pencil, $24; South Pacific duo eyeshadow, $32; Heart of Glass single shadow, $23; Black Moon eyeliner pencil, $20; Deep Throat blush, $26; Love Devotion lipstick, $24; Sweet Revenge lip gloss, $24, narscosmetics.com


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Lanvin sequin sleeved metallic jumpsuit, $2200, Decades, LA, 323-655-0223, decadesinc.com NARS makeup look: Camargue duo cream eyeshadow, $32; Rated R duo eyeshadow, $32; Mangrove single shadow, $23; Madly blush, $26; Patmos eyeliner pencil (on lips), $20; Camargue duo cream eyeshadow (on lips), $32; Rated R duo eyeshadow (on lips), $32, narscosmetics.com


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MISTy MORNIng Get all wrapped up in these ever-so-cozy looks for fall. Photographer: Paul Schefz / Schefz.com Stylist: Sandra Benbaruk / AIM Artists Agency Makeup: May Lindstrom / maylindstromskin.com Hair: Juxta / hairbyjuxta.com Stylist’s Assistant: Hanna Ciallella Location: Special thanks to Jeff and Elizabeth Lipsman Rincon Point, Santa Barbara, California Manicure: Marsha Bialo / Next Artists using China Glaze Model: Audrey Eichler Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Alexander McQueen gray and black wool and mohair blend long cardigan, $2995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Mitchell Primrose long multi-chain and onyx necklace, $495, Madison, LA, 310-275-1930

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Helmut Lang white and black cardigan, $360, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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Stella McCartney Lana wool and alpaca sweater, $1355, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Helles of London silver cuff, $365, Madison, LA, 310-275-1930

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Rodarte gray wool blend cardigan, $3220, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Frey Wille Anchor chain (worn as a bracelet), $475, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639

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Burberry Prorsum gray sheepskin jacket, $2995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Burberry Prorsum black leggings with zips, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Hunter wellington boot, $425, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

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Valentino cropped rose embroidered jacket, $3350, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Avakian heart drop diamond and emerald earrings in white gold, $11,900, Avakian green tourmaline heart ring in fancy diamonds, sapphire and green tourmaline, $37,500, Avakian, Beverly Hills, 310-288-2100

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thevery private life of katerina graham When Katerina Graham is not bewitching fans as the sexy Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries, she’s burning up the set of Honey 2 or recording tracks for her upcoming debut album. As Courtney Fortune finds, this multifaceted beauty may not be willing to spill dating details, but she wants you to know that she’s just getting warmed up. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Katerina “Kat” Graham began her career doing Barbie commercials and Disney before breaking on the big screen. “I landed 17 Again with Zac Efron after a world tour with The Black Eyed Peas. After that run, and putting myself through school to be a recording engineer, I landed the role in The Vampire Diaries,” she recounts. “I believe it’s important to be multilingual and multifaceted in order to be an interesting person, to know about different cultures, and have a wide range of understanding about life.” Indeed. She’s also an incredible dancer, a philanthropist, and speaks four languages. In addition to balancing her triple-threat image, Katerina is a fan of fearless fashion and a devout online shopper. She describes her style as high-fashion hipster with a throwback to the early eighties. So who’s her favorite designer? “That’s a dangerous question. One of my favorites is Jeremy Scott. He’s not afraid of pushing boundaries and doing something different while maintaining an independent style.” She also adds her new-found inspiration from the Genlux shoot. “I’ve become more aware of Valentino after we shot in allValentino pieces, from the lace heels to the red dresses, to the shirts with beaded ruffles.”

Time for another dangerous question. When asked if she’s currently in a relationship, Katerina replies with a sweet but very tight-lipped, “I am.” And for how long? “Fifty years.” She laughs. “I’m just joking. But it’s been quite a while. I have a great partner who is very supportive and would love me if I’m wearing a Valentino gown or had rips in my jeans.” Not about to give away any clues (despite some innocent prodding), she says, “I try to keep my private life a secret because everything is out in the media, and there’s really nothing to keep my life guarded but me.” Amidst the whirlwind, the actress makes it a priority to be calm. “I stay focused, never get ahead of myself, and do what I love. They say you cannot do a million things and be good at everything. But if you focus on one thing at a time, you really can.” For the time being, she’s focused on filming the second season of The Vampire Diaries, the release of The Roommate with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, and the premiere of her starring role in Honey 2. All while preparing for her debut on Warner Bros Records. “My single “Sassy” just dropped on iTunes. I will be pushing that, doing charity work, and rocking my funky and crazy fashion. That’s about it.” G

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Valentino ruffle cap-sleeve plisse mini dress, $5600, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Avakian Rainbow Collection 18K white & black gold ring with blue topaz, tsavorite, peridot and diamonds, $14,900, Avakian, Beverly Hills, 310-288-2100

Photographer: Jon Cottam / joncottam.com Stylist: George Blodwell / georgeblodwell.com Makeup: Glenn Nutley / CelestineAgency.com Hair: Larry Sims / Exclusive Artists Stylist’s Assistant: Virginia Couch Manicure: Beth Fricke / Artists by Timothy Priano using O.P.I. Location: Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Valentino leather jacket with stand collar and ruffle front, $3990; Valentino sequin legging, $4490, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Avakian Rainbow Collection 18K white & black gold ring with blue topaz, tsavorite, peridot and diamonds, $14,900; Avakian Links Collection white gold, diamond, yellow diamond, tsavorite stone earrings, $33,400; Avakian Links Collection 18K white gold, diamond, and tzavorite necklace, $122,800; Avakian Heart Drop Pendant in 18K white gold, diamonds and emeralds, $15,500, Avakian, Beverly Hills, 310-288-2100 On mannequin: Valentino embroidered sleeveless dress, $5950, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

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Valentino ruffle- front embroidered blouse, $2490; Valentino sleeveless draped jersey dress with lace, $2190, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Erica Courtney peridot drop 18K gold earrings, price upon request, necklace, $11,200, Erica Courtney, LA, 323-938-2373, ericacourtney.com

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Monique Lhuillier dress, $5900, Monique Lhuillier, 323-655-1088 Jimmy Choo Alanis boot, $1375, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Matthew Campbell Laurenza large enamel bangle with semi- precious stones $2440; Matthew Campbell Laurenza white enamel with sapphires bangles, $885 each; Matthew Campbell Laurenza black enamel with mixed sapphires bangles, $1275 each, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Givenchy heather wool jacket, $2450 and wide-leg pant $1285, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jenny Packham black taffeta obi belt, price upon request, Jenny Packham.com Neil Lane onyx and diamond brooch $18,000, Neil Lane Jewelry, LA, 310-275-5015 Jimmy Choo Latoya mock croc clutch, $1595, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

The grass is greener Photographer: Jon Cottam / JonCottam.com Stylist: Kelvin Seah / AIM Artists Agency Makeup: Kendra Richards / Aim Artists using Nars Cosmetics Hair: Jason Stanton / Celestine Agency using Tigi Manicurist: Marsha Bialo / Next Artists using China Glaze Photo Assistant: Duke Dinh; Digital Retouching: Christine Hilberg Stylist’s Assistants: Edu Salas, Virginia Couch Location: Special thanks to Gary Safady Model: Barbora Vesela / Photogenics Agency Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Georges Chakra gold sequin dress, price upon request, GeorgesChakra.com Carrera Y Carrera diamond and 18K white gold earrings, $16,900, carreraycarrera.com

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Zac Posen belted cropped jacket, $1700, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ports 1961 highwasited slim pant, price upon request, Ports 1961, LA, 323-951-9696 Jimmy Choo Tyler grommeted ankle boot, $1595, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Jenny Packham Koko-Dorado black and gold crystal envelope clutch, price upon request, JennyPackham.com

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Stella McCartney coat dress, $2045, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jenny Packham sequin pant, price upon request, JennyPackham.com Jimmy Choo Candy mirror clutch, $495, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Matthew Campbell Laurenza globe ring, $525, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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CHANEL onyx coat dress, $4755 Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Stella McCartney slim pant, $765, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Brix leopard clutch $1595; Jimmy Choo Tyler grommeted ankle boot, $1595, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

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Photographer: Melissa Rodwell / MelissaRodwell.com Stylist: Shifra Kagan / AIM Artists Agency Makeup: Camille Clark / AIM Artists Agency Hair: Jason Stanton / Celestine Agency Stylist’s Assistant: Kate Riney Location: Smashbox Studios / Culver City Manicure: Beth Fricke / Artists by Timothy Priano using O.P.I. Photo Assistant: Tyler Mitchell Model: Nadiya C / Photogenics Agency Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Don’t be green with envy! Get into some of your own this fall!

Chanel jacket, $5400, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Prada pants, $390, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo LATOYA clutch in bordeaux printed mock croc, $1595, Jimmy Choo Lance sandal in gold mirror leather, $695, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Vintage earrings, $150, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878, thewaywewore.com Valentino driving gloves, $395, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

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Chanel black top, $2290,, Donna Karan skirt,$1495, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza cubic pavĂŠ ring with cabachon semi-precious stones, sapphires and enamel, $825; large stone leaves earrings with sapphires and semi-precious stones, $715, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Bally hunter green shoe, $995, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Valentino bag, $2795, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

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Fendi jacket, $2330; Donna Karan sweater, $550; CHANEL tie necklace, $7750, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Giorgio Armani pant, $675, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Vintage bucket hat, $125, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Martin Katz emerald and diamondencrusted ring, $77,000, Martin Katz, Beverly Hills, 310-276-7200 Jimmy Choo Lovely patent pump, $525, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

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Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci black barathea wool tuxedo jacket, $2140; black satin tunic with white bib, $1300; black leather shorts, $910; Givenchy black nubuck boot, $1390, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Damiani ring, $5190, Damiani ring, $2990, Damiani ring, $4190, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320 Vintage earrings, $75, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Valentino black patent snakehandle clutch, $2495, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787, madisonstyle.com

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Chanel blouse, $1710; Christian Dior skirt, $1150, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Damiani Sahara necklace, $32,000; Sahara earrings, $6690, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320 Christian Dior handbag, $2600, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Lovely pump, $525, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Vintage turban, $395, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878

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Burberry trench coat, $1295, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Alexander McQueen belt, $450, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787 Jimmy Choo Jenna sandal in suede wax leather, $885, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Vintage bag, $850, The Way We Wore, LA, 323-937-0878 Damiani diamond and emerald ring, $5190, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 310-862-1320, damiani.com

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Alexander McQueen Dress, $2215, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Azzedine AlaĂŻa shoe, $1750; Valentino snake bracelet, $850, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787, madisonstyle.com Lanvin bag, $2235, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza assorted bangles, $1415 to $3450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Chanel earrings, $1115, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Photographer Erik Almås takes us on a fashionable journey where the world’s water is on the rise. Is it real, or just a dream? The debate rages on. 70 GENLUX FALL / 2010

Leila Hafzi gown, by special order, leila-hafzi.com Jimmy Choo shoe, $465, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310- 860-9045 Ippolita silver bangle, price upon request, ippolita.com

Photographer: Erik Almüs / ErikAlmas.com Stylist: Angel Terrazas / aterrazas.com Prop Stylist: John Geary / CelestineAgency.com Makeup: Annie Ing / CelestineAgency.com Hair: Eric Sebbag / Artists by Timothy Priano Manicure: Marsha Bialo / Next Artists Stylist’s Assistant: Emily Levine Model: Linda Nytlova / Photogenics Models 1st Photo Assistant: Andrew Fornasier 2nd Photo Assistant: Brian Schroeder Special thanks to Eurosport Horses for use of Oz Location: Screaming Broccoli Studios / screamingbroccoli.net Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Salvatore Ferragamo plaid wool shorts, $1150, blazer, $2390, blouse, $1100, boot, $1250, camel wool fedora, $475, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990

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Isabel Lu top, $176, isabellu.com Yves Saint Laurent skirt, $825, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ippolita earrings, $350, ippolita.com

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Oscar de la Renta blouse, $750, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Plastic Island shorts, $113, shopbop.com Jimmy Choo shoe, price upon request, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310- 860-9045

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Valentino dress, $3980, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Jimmy Choo shoe, $665, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310- 860-9045

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Givenchy blouse, $580, Balmain jacket, $9500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Isabel Lu shorts, $128, isabellu.com Jimmy Choo boot, $1775, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310- 860-9045 Tito Pedrini ring, $12,500, titopedrini.com

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Valentino coat, $3980; Valentino bow gloves, $395, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Bally patent belt, $195, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Cartier Panthère de Cartier ring, 18K yellow gold, peridot, black lacquer and onyx, $20,300, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272 Chopard platinum diamond earrings, $195,000, Chopard, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220 Corina Haywood hat, $285, Church, LA, 323-876-8887 Dita collection for Secrets in Lace stockings, $40, secretsinlace.com Christian Louboutin satin pump with satin rouching detail on heel and toe, $1395, Christian Louboutin Boutique, NY, 212-396-1884


Photography: Brakhax2 / brakhax2.com Producer: Buddy Joe for Commercial Head Films Stylist: Shiffy Kagan / Aim Artists Hair: John Blaine / Opus Beauty using KMS Makeup: Gregory Arlt / Exclusive Artists using M •A •C Manicure: Marsha Bialo / Next Management using China Glaze Production Manager: Karl Heinz Photo Assistant: Shaun Lang Photo Assistant: Levi Tenenbaum Retouching + Digital Tec: Smashbox Digital Prop Stylist: John Geary / Celestine Agency Stylist Assistant: Lauren Berina Location: Smashbox Studios, Hollywood Catering: Sur Restaurant, surrestaurantandbar.com Art Director: Stephen Kamifuji

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Lace veil, stylist's own Fendi black dress, $1690, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Chopard platinum and 64.17ct diamond necklace, $1,951,560, Chopard, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220, chopard.com Bvlgari 18K white gold and diamond earrings, price upon request, Bvlgari, Beverly Hills, 310-858-9216 Valentino sunglasses, $275, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Vintage lace gloves, price upon request, Chic Llittle Devil Style House, LA, 213-745-2442 Giuseppe Zanotti suede platform sandal with Swarovski crystal embellishment, $695, Giuseppe Zanotti Design Boutiques, NY, 212-650-0455

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Miss Dita Von Teese is at the very top of her game. She is the self-styled queen of burlesque—the most famous since Gypsy Rose Lee. As Stephen Christopher discovers, this small-town girl from Michigan, who pulls in as much as six figures for a single performance, has big corporations like Perrier, Cointreau, and Virgin Atlantic Airways knocking at her door.


catch up with Dita Von Teese at her new Los Angeles home in the fashionable Laughlin section of Los Feliz. She’s just come from her Pilates class, and her makeup-free porcelain skin is glowing. True to her vision to become the world’s most famous burlesque star, she’s achieved it through hard work, discipline and, well, nice assets. “Mari of Windsor Pilates and I understand the importance of keeping the backside in shape,” Dita says half-jokingly.

When I first went to her I said, ‘Look Mari, there’s only one thing that matters: what I look like when I’m walking out the door!’ As someone who makes her living in a G-string, I know a lot about keeping my ass in shape…oh, and good lighting.” Dita’s home is decorated as one might expect. The living room is an eclectic collection of predominantly forties-style furniture with a touch of taxidermy—two very large white stuffed swans. In the kitchen, there’s a pink O’Keefe & Merritt–type stove and matching pink wall coverings. Even though her décor is a perfect complement to her persona, Dita is amused by people’s misconceptions of her. “They think I sit around all day in a negligee, putting on makeup, watching old movies, listening to forties music, and trotting around the house in Marabou slippers—but just this morning, I was cleaning dog pee off the floor,” she laughs. She takes me on a tour of the home, and then invites me to see her closet—a bedroom that’s been converted into a shoe sanctuary: rows of floor-to-ceiling Chinese-red-lacquered racks cradle hundreds of red-soled, size 6.5 Louboutins. “Christian Louboutin and I met at my show in London and hit it off, and

now we go on vacation together. I was just in Egypt with him on his fabulous red-bottomed boat.” Jean-Paul Gaultier is another of Dita’s friends. “He was the first designer to lend me clothes. When nobody would lend to me, he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘Whatever you want to wear, any time—even if you want to borrow the haute couture to go to the grocery store—you can.’” A front-row fixture at Paris fashion week’s haute couture shows, Dita appears in them as well. “Last season, I walked in the Gaultier runway show in Paris.” Her other favorite designers? “I have lots of favorites. I wear a lot of Dior, a lot of Moschino…and I’m excited to be wearing the Louis Vuitton fall collection! I wear Gaultier and Elie Saab on the red carpet. My shoes are Christian’s—he is the master of all shoes of the entire universe forever and ever!” As much as she loves clothes, there’s something she hates about them. “I don’t like to pick up and put my clothes away,” she confesses. “I’m that girl who likes to drop everything on my way in and get into bed. My biggest luxury is my assistant, who

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“As someone who makes her living in a G-string, I know a lot about keeping my ass in shape…oh, and good lighting.”

Photo Daniel Silveira

Photo Daniel Silveira

Dita Von Teese has been performing her burlesque routine since 1991. “I’m not what you call an overnight success.” Now, she earns upwards of six figures. “For like a seven minutes performance,” she says. Her list of fashionable followers reads like an A-list Who’s-Who: Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Deneuve, Sonia Rykiel, Karl Lagerfeld, Kanye West, George Michael, Steven Spielberg…and the list goes on.

For all her personal relationship heartbreaks, including a well-publicized failed marriage to rocker Marilyn Manson, Dita Von Teese is now enjoying a fairy tale romance. Tomorrow she’ll be off to the South of France to see her new love, the French aristocrat Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac. “He took me to his family’s castle and I was completely wooed and couldn’t speak for days,” Dita says, laughing. “He thought there was something wrong with me because I was so in shock that someone could treat me so well. I was used to people hurling things at me in the middle of the night in a cocaine rage. So to be in this castle and have this man cooking for me…I was stunned into silence.” Photos courtesy of Cointreau Photography Aaron Settipane

picks them up and puts them away. I know it’s probably shocking that someone who loves clothes so much would treat them so badly. I just hate hangers…they get all tangled up, and it’s like metal clinking. I get crazy. I just can’t deal with hangers.”

Dita Von Teese with Richard Branson

Corset by Garden Corsetry & Couture Clothing, San Francisco

Dita’s opium den burlesque show

Dita flies Virgin Atlantic

In 2006, Dita wowed the crowds at the famed Crazy Horse in Paris—the first guest performer in the club’s 55-year history. Then there was the time she took it all off for Francis Ford Coppola. “His family hired me to dance at his birthday party. The stage was basically their living room, and there’s Francis and Sofia and Roman, and Francis’s wife, and George Lucas. Sometimes I do get intimidated, but I like the nervous energy.” Similarly, corporations love Dita. Perrier has placed her likeness on bottles and cans, and stars her in a spectacular website: perrierbydita.com. She’s been a VIVA GLAM model for M·A·C cosmetics, and enjoys a lucrative Cointreau contract. “My brand ambassadorship for Cointreau has been one of my favorite collaborations!” she enthuses. “I travel the world in a show I created to fit in with their “Be Cointreuversial” tagline. And what does she consider her most exciting corporate coup? “I was in Europe and my office phoned to tell me, ‘Virgin wants to paint you on the side of their jumbo jet!’ So I flew to Vegas, and I’m sitting there with Richard Branson out on the tarmac when this plane full of passengers from London lands, and there’s my picture on the side of it. I turned and shouted to Richard, “I should have paid you for this!”

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He’s also the one who took her on her most romantic date. “We went to La Perouse in Paris—the sexiest restaurant ever,” she says. “You can get these private rooms. Seventeenth-century French. The mirrors have all these etchings from people testing their diamonds. It’s incredibly chic.” So what does the girl whom so many will dress up as this Halloween go as herself ? “Every year I like to go as a normal girl. I get a spray tan and a French manicure. I get a blonde wig or a brown wig. I wear jeans. All year long I scan the streets looking for which normal girl I’m going to dress up as. It might be you, normal girl! (She pretends to point at girls around the room.) And I get crazy on Halloween; I get wild.” I express to Dita how really down-to-earth I find her. “I’m humble about who I am,” she admits after some thought. “But not about the show. I think that when the curtain opens on my burlesque show, it’s the best burlesque show you’ll ever see. But I will be humble about things like, ‘Do I think I’m the best dancer?’ No. ‘Do I think I’m the prettiest?’ No. ‘Am I the youngest?’ No. Those aren’t the things I care about. But do I think I did a good job in making a really cool show? Yes. And I did it all myself.” G

Louis Vuitton train bustier gown, $15,760, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 866-VUITTON Cartier DĂŠlices de Cartier necklace in 18K white gold set with diamonds, pink sapphires, aquamarines, kunzite, lavender amethysts, peridots, rubellites and tsavorite garnets, price upon request; Cartier Inde MystĂŠrieuse ring in 18K rose gold and pink quartz, $11,600, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272 Christian Louboutin Shoe, Dita's own Ariane Millinery gloves, $88, Ariane Millinery, 323-951-9929

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Book photo: Sherly Nields

Dita Von Teese on Jean-Paul Gaultier: “He was the first designer to lend me clothes. When nobody would lend to me, he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘Whatever you want to wear, any time— even if you want to borrow the haute couture to go to the grocery store—you can.’”

Dita Stripteese: The flipbooks by Dita Von Teese and Sheryl Nields, $30, Borders

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Louis Vuitton front pleat skirt, $2435; Louis Vuitton cashmere knit top, $2435; Louis Vuitton belt, price upon request; Louis Vuitton Monogram Volupte Beaute handbag, $2550, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 866-VUITTON Perrin Paris 1893 Cuissarde gloves in kid goat leather, $495, Perrin Paris 1893, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936 Christian Louboutin shoe, Dita's own; Chopard Tahitian buttonish pearls and fancy brown diamond earrings, $25,000, Chopard boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220

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Dolce&Gabanna lace bodysuit, $1295, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Dolce&Gabanna flower skirt, price upon request, Dolce&Gabanna, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701 Chopard diamond watch in rose gold, $53,940, Chopard boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220 Bally belt, $195, Bally, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Lanvin red patent handbag, $2380, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Ariane Millinery gloves, $88, Ariane Millinery, 323-951-9929 Cartier Trinity de Cartier ring in 18K rose, yellow and white gold with diamonds, $33,900, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272 Christian Louboutin Rolando satin pointtoe platform pump, $625, Christian Louboutin Boutique, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300

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Marchesa gown, $3960, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Beauty Mark, Black Halo, Butter, Class by Roberto Cavalli, Sam Edelman, Beverly Feldman, Diane Von Furstenberg

Fuzzi, Indies, Isabel De Pedro (shown), Twin Set, Nicole Miller, Rodika Zanin, Transit Par-such, Vitamina, Zelda

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Ports 1961 lamé goddess dress, by special order, Ports 1961, LA, 323-951-9696 All for the Mountain by Carly Margolis bronze “Crystal Growth” comet ring, $132, allforthemountain.com

a NEw DAY Devastated after a two-year relationship with Clive Davis’s RCA Records failed to produce an album, Tamar Kaprelian shares with Stephen Christopher how it was the Internet that gave her a second chance. Photography by Andrew Matusik Photographer: Andrew Matusik / AndrewMatusik.com Stylist: Kelvin Seah / Genlux Style Director / AIM Artists Agency Makeup: Camille Clark / AIM Artists Agency Hair: Eric Sebbag / Artists by Timothy Priano Manicure: Naja / CelestineAgency.com Photo Assistant: Bryant Walton Post Production: DigitalRetouch.net Location: Smashbox Studios, Culver City Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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Lanvin navy stretch dress, $2500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 All for the Mountain by Carly Margolis bronze “King Midas Ladder� tiered necklace, $550, All for the Mountain by Carly Margolis

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Lanvin navy stretch dress, $2500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 All for the Mountain by Carly Margolis bronze “King Midas Ladder” tiered necklace, $550, All for the Mountain by Carly Margolis “Rock Snake” pinky ring, $120, allforthemountain.com Jerome Rousseau heel, price upon request, Diavolina, LA, 310-550-1341

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amar Kaprelian breezes into the Café Rodeo at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive and makes a mock run for my table. She apologizes for being late and orders a chopped salad and an iced tea. She’s sporting a brown fedora with black trim, and a denim dress over a lace camisole by Clo. In her Martine Sitbon bag she has Chrome Hearts sunglasses and a copy of T he B i l l i o nai re’s Vi ne gar by Benjamin Wallace. There’s also some Michael Marcus makeup and her secret weapon, CHANEL concealer. Kaprelian raises up an impeccably pedicured foot (still fresh from our shoot a few days before) to reveal a Franco Sarto sandal. “My style is simple but classic,” she says. “I think it goes along with the album.” The album she’s referring to is “Sinner Or A Saint,” her brilliant debut CD on Interscope records that has all the makings of a hit, with catchy seventies-style music and lyrics. “It’s been an emotional journey. My record comes out soon, and it’s something that I’ve been working on for six years,” she says, holding back tears. “I’m getting emotional just talking about it. It’s been a lot of ups and downs. I’m definitely crying. I’m totally getting emotional. I’m so happy to get it out there. I’m so happy. I feel very blessed.”

This is Kaprelian’s second go-around for the golden ring, or, in this case, the platinum disc. The first was when, barely out of high school, she was signed to a recording contract with RCA Records. “I ended up recording about fifty pop songs for an album that never came out,” she laments. “After two years, we parted ways and it was devastating. Dev-a-stat-ing!” So she did what any of us would have done. “I holed up for a year and a half. I devoted myself to writing songs that rang true to my style. Then my producer, Xandy Barry, said to me, ‘Tamar, I think we should try something with this whole new YouTube thing.’ So I did a cover of ‘Apologize.’ I did it in one take. Eventually, it made it into a Web contest that OneRepublic was holding. Two weeks later I got an email from Interscope saying that out of thousands of entries, mine won—and that’s when record exec James Mor mile called to take a meeting.” Kaprelian’s version of ‘Apologize’ went viral, and to date has been viewed more than 2,943,523 times.

Stella McCartney black crepe and chiffon short dress, $2900, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

With second chances—especially ones this big—comes reflection, and the first single from the new CD is aptly titled ‘New Day.’ “‘New Day’ was written about the experience of starting fresh—with a clean palette. Listen, if you put your heart and soul into something and do it passionately and do it well, it always pays off—even when things take a little longer than expected.”

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THE cost It’s so new you may not have heard of it. Yet the TotalFX is the most effective non-surgical anti-aging treatment in years. And, as our CHERYL WOODCOCK learned from Dr. Ezra Kest, it’s also the most expensive.

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ofvanity Photographer: Andrew Matusik / AndrewMatusik.com Makeup: Joanna Schlip / CloutierAgency.com Hair: Carlos Ortiz / CloutierAgency.com Photo Assistant: Danny Yoon Post Production: DigitalRetouch.net Model: Aleksandra Martynyuk / Q Models New York Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

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hile the economy rocks and rolls, cosmetic consumers are still spending. But gone are the diva days of “Doc, do everything!” Now, mindful of stretching every dollar, beauty mavens are seeking the silver bullets—treatments that might cost a bit more, but are known to be safe, natural looking, and highly effective. Patients are also showing more patience when it comes to selecting the right doctor. They’ll pay their bottom dollar, but only for a top doc. Glam guys and gals are still flocking to Dr. Ezra Kest, M.D.,

esteemed doctor to the elite, who specializes in cosmetic and traditional dermatology. Despite a thriving practice, Dr. Kest is the first to say that patients today are “much more budget-conscious.” The Kest Clinic touts several silver bullets, but perhaps the shiniest of all is TotalFX™ by Lumenis® —a fractional laser that his patients swear is more like a magic wand. Dr. Kest says, “This procedure is like a micro face lift. The laser removes numerous minute pieces of skin, while simultaneously stimulating collagen production.” After the skin heals, the results can be extraordinary. The doctor says patients should expect to experience “skin tightening, texture improvement, acne scar reduction, and diminution of skin discoloration.”

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Catering to Hollywood’s royalty, Kest notes that even the well heeled are cash-conscious these days. He says, “TotalFX provides the most bang for your buck in terms of overall improvement in skin tone and appearance. It is something that can be used in conjunction with Botox® and/or fillers for an overall more youthful appearance.” So who is the best candidate for TotalFX? “The best candidate is the person who wants to see significant results from one treatment,” says Dr. Kest. “However, they have to be willing to have some downtime to reap the reward.” Downtime can be as long as ten days. The worst candidates are those with unrealistic expectations, sun worshippers who won’t kick the habit, and people who can’t take ten days to recover.

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your face is now gorgeous, but you’re still miffed about your muffin top. Just how can you achieve First Lady–fit arms? We spoke with Dr. John Shieh, M.D., about what’s trending with the ‘beauty budget’–conscious. Dr. Shieh, founder of the RejuvaYou Medical Group in LA, eradicates the “F word” every day. You know the one we’re talking about: Fat. He says that women who are seeking Michelle Obama’s toned arms, but don’t want to go into national debt, should look no further than LipoLite™ Laser LipoSculpture™. “Traditionally,” he notes, “arms are considered a difficult area to liposuction successfully due to risk of unevenness and loose skin.” LipoLite solves those challenges. LipoLite has also become the go-to treatment for the stars for stubborn bulges that won’t budge, no matter how much they diet and exercise. Guys will break up with their love handles and say goodbye to back fat. Looking for absolutely perfect abs? Uncover them with LipoLite. Here’s how it works: The laser is directed just below the skin, to melt and smooth the fat below and the skin at the same time. This causes the skin to tighten and generate new collagen. The patient is given a local anesthetic, which means they’re awake during the procedure and can stand and walk right after the surgery. The results are immediate, and the recovery is relatively quick: Within 48 hours, you should be up and doing normal activities.


The price tag? Dr. Shieh does not subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach and provides a thorough no-obligation consultation to determine how extensive the treatment will be, and thus, the cost. Our research says to expect to pay in the range of $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the area and the scope of the treatment. But, for our money, if you’ve slaved at the gym, hired the best nutritionist, tried every diet, and still can’t rid yourself of those ugly fat pockets, it seems worth every dime. G

he golden question for this silver bullet? How much should one expect to pay? Dr. Kest says, “Between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on the areas being treated and how aggressively I need to treat whatever damage the patient has.”

fountain of youth—but it’s close. Dr. Kest explains, “We continue to age no matter what we do. However, this is one procedure that will dramatically slow down the aging process.” Those words alone should have you stampeding to The Kest Clinic. Dr. Kest has one practice that has made perfect.

And, despite how fabulous you will look after TotalFX, time marches on. It’s not the

TAKE YOUR LUMPS (away) with Dr. Shieh

OK, so you’ve visited The Kest Clinic and

Face forward The Kest Clinic, Dr. Ezra Kest, 310-276-1252; Dr. John Shieh, 626-441-8968

Other premium treatments:

Trinity Facial: RejuvaYou Medical Spa,

$1800 per session (three recommended); Vela Shape, $3000; Photo facial, $600, Pasadena, 626-441-8968 Sylvie Le May Levy, Injector to the Stars, Botox, $800–$1,000, Beverly Hills, 310-274-9557 Vida Emanuel, Total Lymphatic body facial, $300, Beverly Hills, 310-246-5111 Christina Radu, Diamond facial, $500, Beverly Hills, 310-855-0888

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Genlux Fashion Editor’s Picks

Dior crepe georgette Rosa dress, $12,500, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-2346, dior.com

CHANEL Haute Couture Fall/ Winter Look 19, navy and black trim suit, price upon request, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

Antonio Berardi dress, $4150, Bergdorf Goodman, NY, 800-558-7855

Verdura Five Stone cuffs, $28,000 each, Harry Fane, London, +44-207930-8606, harryfane.com

Kara Ross for Tory Burch Evil Eye ring in black with hematite, $195, Tory Burch, LA, 310-248-2612; kararossny.com

Temperley London lamb’s leather jacket in navy, $2200, temperleylondon.com

I had the perfect excuse to go shopping in London. There are some good looks this season, and very grown-up: think Norma Desmond, the glamour, tall turbans, large gold jewelry, and pretty tea dresses. The clothes are jewel colors, and there’s a lot of gray (which is not good for me—makes me look like a nun). As I enter the shops, there’s not a lot of humor—except at Dior, where he mixes satin romper suits suitable for bedtime with fishnets and long coats. It’s a look I like. Topshop has amazing pieces too, and little flowery dresses that seem to come from another time. Alberta Ferretti had some pretty chiffon cocktail numbers, and Dolce & Gabbana had some A-line dresses in black wool. The best necklace I found was at Dolce, and it’s finished off with Kilt pins that you can put in any direction. I love Verdura jewelry—big, chunky bracelets. Darting back to my flat, I was called by Maxfield in Los Angeles. They’ve put aside wedge boots from Balenciaga and some long socks from Dior. I can't wait to get back and enjoy raiding CHANEL and my favorite haunts. I have had to disappear this summer, as I’ve sold my house and am about to create a new mystery.

Verdura Caged ring in 18K yellow gold and rock crystal, $6500, Harry Fane, London, +44-207-930-8606, harryfane.com

Celine navy wool and cashmere sleeveless sweater, $1400; white cotton taffeta shirt, $920; navy wool viscose canvas trousers, $720, Nordstrom, Canoga Park, 818-884-7900

Alexander McQueen FW10

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Nicholas Kirkwood leather and lace boot with buckle, $1125, Maxfield, LA, 310-2748800

Dior Abigail mohair and wool beige Scottish plaid jacket, $3000, and Millie thin lace knit skirt, $2900, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-2346, dior.com

Givenchy SS10 Col-

Marc Jacobs tweed Sequin Stam, $2350, Marc Jacobs, 323-653-5100

Dolce & Gabbana multicharm keychain with black flower & coin details, $545, Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701

Dior flap barber astrakhan jacket, $21,000, and Ambroise floral silk cloque dress, $4800, Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-2346, dior.com

Exclusive couture designer to the stars and the elite, Simin has enchanted clients with couture bridal, evening gowns, and ready to wear.

185 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, California 90211 For appointment please call 310-967-0000, simincouture.com

Dior Homme black-tie patent calfskin wallet card holder, $310, Dior Homme, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8003, diorhomme.com


The early bird gets the worm! —George Blodwell It’s exhilarating to see all the new duds arriving for fall. This season I encourage all of you to get out and bag something different, new, and fresh. The big news for the guys is double-breasted suits or jackets. Most of our favorite designers have manifested their own versions in a wide variety of fabrics and cuts. The doublebreasted jacket of the past had a tendency to be cumbersome, especially if one were to leave it unbuttoned. The new versions are better. The lines are narrower, the jackets shorter, and the overall look is snugger, sexier, and more supple. Like any good jacket, the look works with jeans and a T-shirt. Or, you can wear it with a nice white shirt with a pocket square or tie and feel elegant and ready for any occasion. Check out the Dior shoes and the Avakian Gucci baby camel coat, $3345; beaver camel plain rib cardigan, $980; beige melange fine plain cashmere V-neck, $825; medley melange stretch wool gabardine riding pant, $685, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451

September 10 will be “Fashion’s Night Out,” an evening of shopping for all fashionistas out there. Everyone is encouraged to shop on this special night here in LA, NY, and other cities. Last year’s “Night” was a big success, a shot in the arm, so to speak, for retailers and shoppers. So grab your wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend, and get out there, have some fun and shop ‘til you drop.

Avakian Titanium Concept 1, $38,000, Avakian, Beverly Hills, 310-2882100

Dior Homme derby shoe with buckle, $790, Dior Homme, Beverly Hills, 310-247-8003, diorhomme.com

Paul Smith shawl-collar coat, $1485; crew knit sweater, $620; flannel trousers, $510; leather brogues, $680, Company of We short, $130, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Paul Smith, LA, 323-951-4800 Hills, 310-275-4211

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Fortis B-42 Black & Black, $2575, Gevril Group, 845-425 -9882, fortiswatches.com

FIGS bicycle tie, $95, wearfigs.com

Pasotti Ombrelli (handle detail shown), $175, Lisa Kline, LA, 310-246-0907

Dolce & Gabbana double-breasted jacket, $2095; cotton vest, $495; wool knit sweater, $625; cotton-wool knit pant, $995; wool tattered scarf, $225; distressed leather ankle boot, $195, Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701

Calvin Klein FW10 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Louis Vuitton wool tweed doubledouble-breasted breasted jacket, blazer with wool $1825; tweed inserts, $2365; vest, $395; wool Merino wool and knit sweater, cashmere turtleneck Tom Ford lilac jacket, $3395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly $825; cottonsweater, Wool Hills,$900; 310-550-5900; Alexander McQueen shirt, $495, wool knit pant, houndstooth Saks trousers, Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 $995; boot, $745; Calf leather $945, Dolce ranger ankle boot, Fortis Marine Master watch, & Gabbana, $990; Canvas and $1825, Prime Time, San Diego, Beverly Hills, calf leather travel 858-622-1819 310-888-8701 bag, $4370, Louis Alessandro Dell’Acqua Vuitton, Beverly Hills, shoe, $335, Saks Fifth 310-859-0458 Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Prada swimsuit short, $295, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Company of We T-shirt, $95, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

chronograph. I also love FIGS ties, as every one purchased provides a school uniform for children in need in African communities. Guys, the best new fashion finds will not sit around; they will be snapped up by that early bird—so when you find that prize piece, buy it!

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genlux beauty editor’s picks

With so many fresh and exciting eco-friendly beauty products on the market, there’s no excuse not to go green! —Dawn Shand Johnson Skin and Bones is an all-purpose, all-natural, unisex, organic blend of essential oils, including 100% jojoba oil. Use it on your face, body, hands, cuticles, and scalp; use it as an aftershave or massage oil, or to treat stretch marks or sunburn. 100ml, $40, MySkinandBones.com

LaRocca Skincare’s all-natural Vitamin Repair Mist uses zinc as a natural SPF and is housed in a box made using wind energy. $29, Luxe Beauty Team at Warren Tricomi, 323-651-4545; LaroccaSkincare.com

Made in the USA with organic ingredients, Red Flower Isla Das Rocas Revitalizing Salt Scrub in Italian Blood Orange is 100% botanical and free of synthetics, parabens, dyes, petrochemicals, and sulfates. $36, redflower.com

The Perfect Solution Icing Body Frosting in Lime Blossom is allnatural and has a great lime and coconut scent. $25, The Bungalow, 818-509-8444, theperfectsolution.ca

Suki’s vegan and organic Creamy Foaming Cleanser hydrates the skin instead of stripping it. $29.95, Whole Foods, Beverly Hills, 310-274-3360; SukiSkincare.com Four Truffles Lime Basil Mandarin Body Butter combines argan oil, shea butter, olive oil, and aloe. $24, Recess, 310-782-9919; dermstore.com Kahina Eye Cream gives 25% of profits to women’s cooperatives in Morocco, where its 100% organic argan oil is sourced. $65, kahinagivingbeauty.com

Dream Organics Rose Water helps set makeup, gives skin a great glow, and also soothes sunburns. $12, DreamOrganics.com

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EOS Organic Lip Balm Spheres are 100% natural and USDA-certified organic. $3.29, walgreens.com RMS Beauty goes beyond organic, formulating its products using raw, foodgrade ingredients in their natural state; no wonder its celeb fans include the likes of Gisele Bündchen and Karolina Kurkova. Try Lip2Cheek Muse. It hydrates while imparting a lush, natural color to lips or cheeks. $36, rmsbeauty.com

Vegan and cruelty-free Afterglow Cosmetics brushes are made with high-quality Taklon, a smooth synthetic fiber. They’re great for mineral and regular makeup. $15–$45, afterglowcosmetics.com

Kio Kio Body Wash in Citrus Petal & Tarata, a sweet lemon floral, is free of parabens and petroleum derivatives and byproducts. $31, Apothia at Fred Segal, Melrose, 323-651-0239

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ecently, I wrote a blog post (apocalypstick.com) about romance that sparked a lot of attention. It centered around this sad truth: women yearn for romantic men; men don’t want romantic women. It’s just not a trait that’s on their list for a potential girlfriend. Though my point is nothing new, I find it interesting that when it comes to romance, men get a lot more leeway than women.

If a guy surprises a girl outside of her window with a boom box blasting, everyone cries and falls in love. If I were to show up at Lloyd Dobbler’s house, stereo in hand, he would feel awkward and ask me why I was playing Phil Collins at three in the morning and I would scream, “IT’S PETER GABRIEL!” and he would tell me to go home. OK, Lloyd Dobbler wouldn’t do this, because he knows the difference between Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. Also, Lloyd Dobbler doesn’t actually exist. But my point, and I don’t think it’s a groundbreaking one, is that when women try to be romantic it’s seen as desperate, strange and borderline creepy. Imagine every romantic comedy. Now flip the genders of the two leads. At some point wouldn’t the audience think of the lead women, “Oh my God, girl, let him go. People think you’re a stalker. He’s just not that into you.” Referencing my piece, Hortense over at Jezebel (jezebel. com), brought up Sleepless in Seattle. Meg Ryan chases Tom Hanks all over the country based on hearing him call in to a radio show. When they’d never even met (and you thought it was weird when people met on Craigslist?) If you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, you’ll have no problem riding along with Ryan and tearing up when she and Hanks meet at the top of the Empire State Building. But if you’re not in the mood, then the whole thing takes on a darker undertone. It essentially becomes a film about stalking, as movies usually do when a woman is the aggressor. The map goes something like this: woman makes the first move ➞ woman shows

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strong interest ➞ woman persists ➞ woman is a stalker. For men it goes a little more like this: man makes the first move (he must really like you!) ➞ man shows strong interest (he’s so into you!) ➞ man persists (how romantic!) ➞ man wins you over (of course he does!) Now I’m not saying that men can’t be stalkers. Nor am I saying that women should be wary of asking a man out. All I am saying is that more often than not, women who make romantic gestures are given descriptions like “weird” “clingy” and “stalker.” However, it isn’t considered stalking when the lead male character in a romantic movie dashes off to the church with hopes of destroying the wedding between the love of his life and some doofus. Nope, his public proclamation of undying love—the most common romantic cliché in movie history—makes women swoon (and men feel inadequate) in theaters across the nation. This scene plays into the idea that all women (OK, maybe not all women, but most) want their significant other to impulsively and publicly declare their love for them—preferably in front of their family and friends, or at least in front of strangers with a guitar in hand, à la Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer. When he surprised Drew Barrymore on the airplane, crooning out his love for her in song, she brushed her tears away and leaped into his arms as passengers applauded all around them. Funny enough, when I’m overcome with emotion and decide to spontaneously break into song as a profession of my love, I’m asked to leave Trader Joe’s.

I Yellowstone Club Signature: The Huckleberry Mojito: • 1.5 oz Bacardi Superior • .75 oz simple syrup • 1/4 lime • 5-10 mint leaves • 2 tablespoons fresh huckleberries • Soda water Directions: 1. Muddle the rum, mint, and huckleberry simple syrup with ice. 2. Pour everything into a glass and add soda water. 3. Garnish with a wedge of lime and sprig of mint.

Photo Jerome DuChange

Cabin Fever Genlux sends Tracy O’Connor to the luxurious Yellowstone Club Resort in Montana for some relaxation, rock-climbing, and a lesson in the art of casting a clean line.

caught the travel bug early. I went with my high school drama teacher and a dozen teens—some pretty, some pimply—across the Atlantic. Our destinations: Paris and London. I rode the metro and the tube, visited Jim Morrison’s grave, and saw DaVinci’s masterpiece smile. I strolled the Tuileries and sipped champagne on the Champs-Élysées. I was 13. Simply changing my coordinates can set me straight when things are a little wonky. In need of just that, I was invited to the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana—an über-exclusive, private club community in the heart of the northern Rockies. Traditional access requires the purchase of property and a membership. Members include folks like Bill Gates. And media moguls, pop stars and power politicians. I was in! Time to channel my inner Sacagawea. I arrived at the Yellowstone Club just in time to see the sun set against the Spanish Peaks. After a decadent sleep, I stepped onto the porch of my cabin, and into view of Lone Peak, the snow-capped cathedral in the distance. I sucked in the sweet mountain air. Montana is magic. Mike Meldman of Discovery Land Properties, an owner of the YC, agrees, “It is truly a one-of-a-kind place. With amazing private skiing in the winter, championship-caliber golf in the summer, and an abundance of recreational opportunities, the members and their families enjoy outdoor activities 12 months a year.” Discovery owns the most exclusive properties in the world, and he says this one’s on top. Consisting of 22 square miles of high alpine forest, with its own secret service, fire department and 24-hour concierge, the YC is 100% turn-key. It boasts more world-class amenities than Montana has moose. From the elite-athlete training programs, kids’ recreational center and daycare, to the award-winning private ski & golf, and customized itineraries—it’s the ultimate in destination ownership. And according to Bill Collins, the vice

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Photo Tom Breazeale



president of sales, the YC goal is to “maximize fun, relaxation and family time.” So maximize I did. I power-ate on the property: in the Lakeside Lobby for breakfast, Big Horn Bar for lunch, and the Warren Miller Lodge for dinner—sophisticated cuisine with lots of local options. Properly fueled, I rock-climbed, hiked, and fly-fished. My guide was Joe Sharpe, the coolest man on the planet. He survived being bombed in Vietnam and went on to fly airplanes, instruct, and eventually retired to do what he loves. And teach others how. I tangled my line twice, made a few clean casts, and before long, Joe landed two cutthroat trout. Muddy, sweaty, and sunburned, I was on to my next activity: the Challenge Course. I greeted the oversized jungle gym with terror and awe. I felt like I was on an episode of “Fear Factor.” But I wasn’t wearing a sports bra or lipstick, and Joe Rogan was nowhere to be found. Shaking like a Chihuahua, I climbed the firecracker vine, walked the tightrope, and jumped off the ‘leap of faith.’ With a tremendous sense of accomplishment, I had done it. Fear was not a factor for me! My sojourn at a close, I left the Yellowstone Club with a bittersweet smile on my face and a splinter in my hand. I had met challenges and explored the great outdoors. The only thing I didn’t experience was the “private powder” made famous by the club and its very own Pioneer Mountain, 2,200 acres of terrain exclusive to residents. No tickets, no lines—just you, the snow and the Montana sky. Swoosh you later, Mr. Gates. See you on the slopes. Set Montana to Music • Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch • Rocky Mountain High by John Denver • Bears by Lyle Lovett • Meet Me in Montana by Marie Osmond • America, the Beautiful by Ray Charles • Blessed by Brett Dennen

Tw o o f t h e B e st I t a l i a n R e s t a ur a nt s i n L A . I n ti ma te s e tti n gs . M o d e r a te ly pr ic ed. Ste l l a r wi n e l i st. Wi n n e r , Wi n e Spe c t a to r M a ga z i ne’s A wa r d o f Ex c e l l e n c e !

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CHOW BELLA Eva Chow is a

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nicola gerber maramotti interior designer Whitman is talks about travel, Kari packing, onethree of Hollywood’s most soughtand things she couldn’t after talents. Clients such as Jessica possibly leave behind. Alba, Virginia Madsen, and Kristen Bell have flocked to her firm, Kari Whitman Interiors, for her trademark eclectic style and eco- and pet-friendly green designs. What projects are you working on?

An amazing home for a prince. I completely transformed the space and changed the floor plan to take advantage of beautiful views. It’s an Asian Modern look—very luxurious, but also eco-friendly!

Photo by Roger Snyder

If you could take only one person on vacation, who would it be?

Emilio Estevez. He’s a beautiful soul, an amazing man, and my oldest friend in LA. I’d love to meet up with him to look at beautiful art and architecture…and drink lots of wine! What’s your favorite place to escape to?

My house in Boulder, Colorado. It’s a great place to reset and recharge —especially living and working in LA. What would you pack?

Sorel hiking boots, Splendid T-shirts, a pair of denim jeans, Konstantino jewelry, and lots of Ti-Silc sunscreen! Three items you couldn’t leave behind?

My rescue dogs, Madi, Lucy, and Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker! How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?


I bring scissors! I’ve been known to pull them out to cut off a long dress, my bangs, T-shirts, or pants to update an outfit. What shoes do you pack?

Sorel Firenzy boot, $200, sorel.com

Frye riding boots, Sorel hiking boots, Nike rain boots. When I’m not wearing boots, Christian Louboutin wedge sandals.

Splendid light jersey drape cardigan, $69, splendid.com

What handbags?

Always Stella McCartney! What’s your favorite item this season?

Christian Louboutin Deroba gray flannel peep-toe booty with black wedge and black rope wedge detail, $595, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300,

Long tie-dyed dresses from Young Fabulous & Broke. I bought one in every color… I’m not sure yet if I’ll cut them up.

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designer, collector, and, most notably, the EVA CHOW woman who, along with MICHAEL, HER husband of 20 years, oversees Mr. Chow—the chicest Chinese restaurants in the world. Here, she offers up some jetsetting travel secrets like stuffing YOUR Hermès Kelly handbag inside YOUR Birkin bag to cover Photo by Spiros Poros all occasions. We should all be so charmed.

What projects are you working on?

I’m working on my husband’s film project and cohosting the opening of the LACMA Resnick Pavilion. If you could take only one person on vacation, who would it be?

Besides my husband, I would take my daughter, Asia Chow.

Hermès Kelly bag in leather silver-plated hardware, $8300, Hermès, Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440, hermes.com

What’s your favorite place to escape to?

Venice, Italy—the perfect getaway, with its romantic atmosphere and sophisticated style, and the delicious fresh and authentic cuisine. What do you pack?

When I go to Venice I take a few Lanvin silk dresses. They’re light and don’t take up much room. I also pack my silver art deco jewelry by Jean Dunand. Three items you couldn’t leave behind?

My Vivienne Westwood bustier top. You never know if you’ll have to attend a more formal event, and this top exudes femininity and glamour. I’d also take my YSL caftan and my emerald ring. How do you go from day to night without taking your entire closet with you?

This is a challenge for many women when they travel, but for me it’s about accessories and shoes. They complete the outfit and can transform a piece of clothing from daytime to nighttime.

Alexander McQueen F/W 2010 Collection

What shoes do you pack?

Definitely my Hermès “H” sandals. Hermès makes the most beautiful sandals in a variety of colors. I also bring black YSL pumps. They can dress up any outfit. What handbags do you travel with?

My small Hermès Kelly bag. I stuff that into my big Hermès Birkin bag when I travel—they’re perfect for any occasion. What’s your favorite item this season?

Alexander McQueen wool-blend doublebreasted coat, $800, netaporter.com

Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Stella McCartney Falabella tote in python embossed nylon, $1275, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Tribute patent platform pump, $760, Yves Saint Laurent, Beverly Hills, 310-271-4110


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that makes this a top pick among the locals. With its stunning ocean view and a wide variety of treatments, it’s a great place to smile the day away. 310-456-6444, malibubeachinn.com/spa

7. THIBIANT DAY SPA Skincare treatments and state-of-the-art procedures, including new laser and light technologies, all in a serene atmosphere right in the heart of Beverly Hills. 310-278-7565, thibiantspa.com

Cal-A-Vie Spa 3. SPA MONTAGE Escape for the day at Spa Montage. Lose yourself in the opulent Moorish décor inspired by 9th century Andalusia—or pamper yourself with their signature Surrender treatment. Don’t forget the co-ed mineral pool— it’s not to be missed! 310-860-7840, Terranea montagebeverlyhills.com

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6. SPA AT LA PRAIRIE AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL Indulge in pure luxury with one of several signature treatments. The Platinum Rare Infusion, for example, uses La Prairie’s cellular cream Platinum Rare, a highly concentrated formula that recharges the skin’s electrical balance. It will leave you glowing. 310-887-2505, the beverlyhillshotel.com 9. BLISS HOLLYWOOD AT W HOLLYWOOD This beautiful two-story, 6,000-square-foot Eastside haven features seven treatment rooms and a posh nail lounge with two mani and pedi stations. Bliss Hollywood is nothing short of...well, blissful! 877-TOBLISS, blissworld.com

Thibiant Day Spa 8. THE CASA SPA & WELLNESS CENTER AT THE HOTEL CASA DEL MAR This bit of beachfront heaven tends to the whole you with its Wellness Your Way program —a whole-body health, wellness, and resilience program composed of three elements: Focus, Relax, and Move. Not only is the spa good for you, but its green design features are good for the Earth, too! 310-581-5533, HotelCasaDelMar.com

10. OCEAN SPA & FITNESS AT LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL Enjoy a day at the beach surrounded by eco-friendly design elements and spa services —and all the pampering you’ll need to wind down after your workout at their full fitness center. 310-899-4040, loewshotel.com

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gENLUXshop ALL-AMERICAN GIRL Gillian Jacobs can be seen in NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy Community, where she plays Britta, a 28-year-old college student who, having dropped out years earlier, is now serious about getting that degree. On the big screen, this award-winning actress starred opposite Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella in Richard Kelly’s The Box, and recently wrapped production on several independent films including Coach, opposite Hugh Dancy, and Helena from the Wedding, which will be in limited release in November. Describe your personal style.

Clean American sportswear with a feminine edge. What’s your favorite item in your closet?

Pink Lanvin gladiator sandals.

What’s always in your purse?

Colorescience powdered sunscreen SPF30. What’s your weekend look?

Blue and white striped APC shirt, R13 jeans, and Marais USA sandals.

Colorescience Sunforgettable mineral powder sun protection SPF30, $50, colorescience.com

What message do your clothes give the world about you?

I’m a sucker for labels.

If you could only wear one designer from head to toe, who would it be?

Azzedine Alaïa. He is the ultimate in fit, design, and quality. What’s your earliest fashion memory?

Marais USA two-tone flat, $64, and lowtop canvas sneaker, $45, maraisUSA.com

In preschool I told my mother I would never wear saddle shoes again. What do you sleep in?

Roberta Roller Rabbit pajamas or Liberty of London nighties. What kind of watch do you wear?

None. I use my phone as my watch now. Who is your favorite fashion photographer?

I adore a spread in Vogue of Natalia Vodianova as Alice in Wonderland, shot by Annie Liebovitz.

What’s your favorite scent, and why?

YSL Opium, because my mother wore it when I was a kid and it reminds me of her. What’s your favorite vacation destination, and why?

Barcelona. It’s a city filled with gorgeous buildings and art.

Do you overpack or underpack?

Roberta Roller Rabbit lounge set, $85, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Santa Monica, 310-899-4440

I underpack because both of my parents overpack. Confederacy in Silver Lake carries every line I want to wear.

What’s your go-to boutique in LA?

Made Her Think victorian foxtail rhinestone bracelet, $345, Confederacy, LA, 323-913-3040

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R13 skinny jeans, price upon request, The Parliament, Fred Segal, Santa Monica, 310-451-8080 Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau De Toilette, 3 oz, $90, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

James Jeans, $114; Braveheart chain necklace, $710, Madison, LA 323- 651-3662 Alexander Wang black top, $75, Diavolina, LA, 310-550-1341

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The brown and white stripes of famous Fifth Avenue retailer Henri Bendel have been drawing LA’s ‘Bendel girls’ to the Beverly Center. —Shannon L. Bowen


lways one step ahead, famed American retailer Henri Bendel was responsible for a number of firsts in the fashion industry: He was the first in his business to host a fashion show in New York, the first to host a semi-annual sale, the first to offer in-store cosmetic makeovers, and even the first to “brand” himself, which he did by trademarking his unmistakable brown-and-white striped shopping bag. He even introduced Coco Chanel to the American market. From Henri Bendel’s Fine Fragrance Collection, Rose La Perla & Oud Eau de Tulasi bikini Parfum, $65 with braid detail, $460

King Tut bangle set, $128; gold stud bangle set, $148; Cool Cat gold bracelet, $58

Travel Candle in Fig, $15

So it’s only fitting that, last year, the Bendel brand finally opened up shop in Los Angeles, perennial home of the next big thing. “The reaction to the shop has been fantastic,” says Henri Bendel CEO and president Ed Bucciarelli, who notes that both Kristen Bell and Michelle Trachtenberg have visited the store in recent months. “From our research, we knew that the LA customer was already shopping at our flagship location on Fifth Avenue, so we have a built-in customer base,” he adds. “Everybody loves a little bit of New York glamour— even in LA.” Just like at its famed Fifth Avenue shop, at the LA boutique you’ll find Bendel’s ever-popular Brown & White striped handbag and cosmetic bags, as well as accessories with a more SoCal feel, like the Debutante Assymetric clutch. Available in shades like wine and petal pink, it’s proving especially popular. “The LA Bendel girl loves color, so it’s no surprise that our more colorful products are resonating with her,” Bucciarelli says.

Tweed Suit pearl necklace, $298 The Carnaby Stripe scarf, $125

But Bendel excels at far more than bags. Its enamel bangles are pure arm candy, and its Home Fragrance Collection, which includes long-burning candles in scents like Lavender Leaves and Firewood, has earned such celeb fans as Ellen DeGeneres and Uma Thurman. What’s more, this fall the company is launching a sterling-silver jewelry gift collection, a small leather goods line, and the Henri Bendel Cocktail Hat Collection. “We collaborated with New York milliner Ellen Christine, and the hats are uniquely beautiful and perfect for Fall 2010, a very polished and ladylike season,” Bucciarelli says. “I know that Mr. Bendel, who was a trained milliner, would be thrilled with the results.” And the brand’s focus on accessories has paid off: This November, the Accessories Council, a not-for-profit national advocacy organization, will honor Henri Bendel as Accessories Retailer of the Year at a gala at New York’s famed Cipriani restaurant. Bendel has a number of designer collaborations in the works as well. Among the names the company will be teaming up with are Chan Luu, beloved for her scarves and jewelry, famed handbag label Roberta di Camerino, and British nail color experts Nails Inc. London. The results, says Bucciarelli, will be “limited-edition” and “Bendel-inspired.” With so many fab finds in the pipeline, one has to ask if the Beverly Center shop is the first of many Bendel storefronts in Los Angeles. “Perhaps,” says Bucciarelli. “There are a lot of Bendel girls in LA.”

Henri Bendel, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 310-358-9378, henribendel.com

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My Ferragamo My Charme shoe, $295, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990

Dior soft cannage handbag in khaki and pale gold, $2400, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

CHANEL Shanghai Secrets Flap CC clutch, $2795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Kenneth Jay Lane 22K gold-plated resin bracelet, $195, netaporter.com Michele Jetway diamond watch, $1365, michele.com

Tylie Malibu leather gypsy pouch in hunter green, $165, tyliemalibu.com

Bottega Veneta oxidized sterling silver earrings, $490, netaporter.com

Bottega Veneta woven full-flap messenger with adjustable strap in green, $2650, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Todâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ivy Mocassino in green pony, $565, Todâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591, tods.com

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Christian Louboutin Loubout kaki flannel peeptoe platform booty with gold buttons, $995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 877-551-SAKS; christianlouboutin.com



closet desires: i got the blues!

gENLUXshop Sea navy shorts, $192, Arcade, LA, 323-944-0018 Giorgio Armani bolero, $2450, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Aurélie Bidermann Do Brazil 18K gold-plated bracelet, $440, netaporter.com

Black halo dress, $360, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310576-4711

Lanvin pearl and ribbon earrings, $920, netaporter.com Giorgio Armani coat, $2595, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Shay Todd cutout swimsuit, $255, netaporter.com

See by Chloé wool-blend military coat, $995, netaporter.com Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani Iris insular leather trim coat, $2290; Iris mix water dye draped velvet top, $1050; Iris skinny trouser, $395, Ports 1961, West Hollywood, 323-951-9696

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Emilio Pucci velvet burnout silk-chiffon top, $760, netaporter.com

Fendi Gothic Romans suede lace-up boot, $860, netaporter.com

Perrin Paris Martha active clutch in crocodile, $1450, Perrin Paris, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936, perrinparis.com

Stella & Jamie brown leather shortsleeve bomber jacket with front snap pockets, $720, Turquoise Boutique, Studio City, 818-980-7771; Novecento, Newport Beach, 949-715-1700

Zac Posen dress, $1050, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Â

Jimmy Choo 24:7 April boot in coffee suede, $1395, Jimmy Choo, 866-JCHOO-US, jimmychoo.com

Gucci pant, $795, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Cartier Marcello saddle bag in ebony suede, $1,500, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272

Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm Franz sunglasses in brown with brown-mirrored lenses, $525, Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook, LA, 310-824-1002

Lanvin Amalia Cabas leather tote, $1570, netaporter.com

closet desires: chocolate high


Dior Howard coat in soft lambskin, $11,500, Dior boutiques nationwide, 800-929-DIOR

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closet desires: haute gild!


CHANEL sweater with removable jewel neckline, $2510, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

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3.1 Phillip Lim glass pearl-embellished top, $225, netaporter.com

Oscar de la Renta dress, $2490, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Christian Louboutin Marale nude silk mesh and Burma platform booty with light gold Swarovski crystal detail, $3725, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400, christianlouboutin.com

Zuhair Murad strapless beaded bodice dress in green, price available upon request, zuhairmurad.com

Moschino coat with neckline jewels, $2995, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

Sheri Bodell black chiffon dress with silver, gold, and gunmetal studded sheath, $436, sheribodell.com

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CHANEL wool tweed dress in ecru, $3140, available at select CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005

Antik Batik Swar chiffon jewel-embellished gown, $610, netaporter.com

Deepa Gurmany headband, $42, Arcade, LA, 323-944-0018

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Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel necklace, $275, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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3.1 Phillip Lim ruched crepe-jersey mini dress, $795, netaporter.com

Perrin Paris Bavolet cuff gloves, $425, Perrin Paris, Beverly Hills, 310-7869936, perrinparis.com

Givenchy Nightingale bag, $2490, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Christian Louboutin Loubout black nappa platform peep-toe booty with black pyramid buttons, $1165, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900, christianlouboutin.com

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gENLUXshop The Green Genlux We’ve finally reached a point where green products can be just as glamorous as conventional ones. Organic connoisseurs can now demand that everything from moth repellent to perfume to a blow-dryer be eco-friendly. These days no one has to settle when purchasing organic products, since the options are endless.—Susan Campos

He’s tamed the manes of everyone from Heidi Klum to Naomi Watts. Now Fredrick Fekkai is going Au Naturel. Or at least that’s the name of his new line. Fekkai Au Naturel is a plant-based collection of products that are free of sulfates, dyes and synthetic fragrances. For more information visit fekkai.com.

Finally, a chic moth repellent that will turn off insects but not humans. Leave it to a Woolworth to find a pleasing way to protect our wool sweaters and all our clothes! Priscilla Woolworth is a fourth-generation descendent of the famed stores that bear her name. She wanted to find an eco-friendly alternative to the harsh odor of those passé white moth balls. When a woman smells her organic sachets mixed with a combination of efficacious herbs, she smiles; when a moth does, it flees the closet in horror. Pack of three sachets for $25. priscillawoolworth.com

Green Machine To blow out that hair, check out the Barbar Eco 8000 blow-dryer. It’s an effortless way to be eco-friendly. The green blow-dryer is in the hands of some of Hollywood’s biggest hair stylists. It has a ceramic heating element versus a coil one. Translation: It saves electricity and is designed to last longer. $150, BarbarHairTools.com

Libby Patterson is an organic couture perfumer who mixes up special scents with more than 300 different raw botanicals. Her crowd-pleasing Slimming Serum ($55) is made up of fennel, lime, orange, lemon, and other special ingredients. However, her personalized perfume can run $2500 for a one-ounce bottle (which can then be reordered for $750). Libby Patterson Organics Couture Parfums & Botanicals, 510-290-4028

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The latest organic craze to hit Hollywood is called the Paleta diet, and everyone from Robert Downey Jr. to Molly Sims has been on it in an effort to stay in great shape. Organic food delivered to your doorstep. The price for this privilege is $295 a week (which includes three meals and two snacks). Not only are the ingredients organic, but the packaging is eco-friendly, too! Paleta Diet, 310-673-7820, paleta.com

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The motto for this organic eye cream is, “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” That’s exactly what guides Dr. Alkaitis, the highly regarded research scientist and chemist behind the line that bears his name. Beloved by makeup artists and models such as Gisele Bundchen, Angela Lindvall, and Karolina Kurkova, this über-green line is all the rage on the runways. Products are created exclusively from organically grown or wild-crafted plants and unpolluted sea life. alkaitis.com Nude Replenishing Night Oil softens fine lines and gives the skin the perfect Hollywood glow. A powerful antioxidant that protects against the signs of aging. And despite being organic, it has a long shelf life. $185, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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GREEN. NATURAL. BEAUTIFUL. The nude look is back—and with a little help from a green beauty expert and these healthy, Earth-friendly products, it’s better than ever. —Dawn Shand Johnson

lucent powder in the T-zone area. 3. Select a monochromatic color palette for eyes, cheeks, and lips in nuanced tones. I like creams for this; they’re sheer and look most natural. 4. Make sure your eyebrows are well groomed. Fill them in and use a brow gel to polish off the look. 5. Go easy on the mascara. Apply only one coat. For an über-natural look, use brown.

carefully applied to make it look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all. It’s natural beauty amplified. Here are some pro tips to help you get the look: 1. Spend time prepping your skin. Begin by exfoliating and hydrating, then apply a primer and liquid foundation with medium coverage. 2. Use concealer where you need it and press a trans-

Makeup artist and green beauty expert Paige Padgett on this season’s nude look: The nude look is big again this fall. It’s all about a flawless finish, beautiful brows, and barely-there makeup. Just don’t assume the nude look means no makeup—rather, an impeccable Bruce Grayson finish is a must. To get perfectly Solo Artists / Olay prepped skin, myriad skin-preps are

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MAKEUP I LOVE RIGHT NOW I can’t be without Tarte’s Glam Glams. It gives my clients (and me) a gorgeous glow. $30, Sephora, Glendale Galleria, 818-550-1749, sephora.com

Jane Iredale Eye Gloss is one of my favorites. The metallic colors are super-sexy. $15, drugstore.com

Amala’s Purifying Mattifier keeps my T-zone in check and provides a velvety finish. $48, amalabeauty.com

Dr. Hauschka Palette in 02 Warm Breeze has everything you’ll need to create the nude look. $49.95, beautyhabit.com

FACE Korres oil- and paraben-free Wild Rose Compact Powder is a sheer blend that guarantees a smooth finish. $28, Sephora, Beverly Center, 310657-9670, sephora.com

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Facial Makeup Remover Towelettes are free of harsh chemicals, parabens, synthetic preservatives, mineral oil, sulfates, and GMOs—and 10% of its ingredients are produced via organic farming. $6.95, target.com

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation is paraben- and petroleum-free mineral makeup that goes on like a liquid. $55, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400, barneys.com


Tarte Smooth Operator natural, oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF20, $36, sephora.com

Jane Iredale Disappear Concealer with Green Tea Extract is light but provides excellent coverage. $24, shop. janeiredale.com

Ahava Mineral Makeupcare Deadsea Algae Rich Foundation, $35, ahava.com

NAIL Aubrey Organics Silken Earth Blush Powder is made with herbs and minerals. $11.95, Whole Foods

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Physicians Formula Bamboo Wear Bamboo Compact with Mirror and Brush, 100% sustainable, $6.95; Bamboo Wear Bamboo Silk Bronzer Refill, infused with bamboo, $9.95, Walgreens, 310-481-7123

Peace Keeper Eco-Easy Nail Polish Remover, made from sugar beets, rosemary, and spearmint, is vegan and biodegradable. $12, iamapeacekeeper.com

RGB Nail Color in Mink is the perfect shade for fall, and it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. $14, rgbcosmetics.com

Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay shadow/liner, $22, sephora.com

Lavera Soft Eyeliner in Brown, made with organic beeswax to provide intense, long-lasting color, $13, lavera.com

LIP Pure Venom is a completely natural plumping lip stain that contains an organic version of the famous Lip Venom essential oil blend. 100% natural and 90% organic, in Earth-friendly tin packaging. $24, sephora.com; duwop.com

Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub with vanilla extract and cocoa, $8.95. Lush, Glendale Galleria, 818-244-5874, lush.com

Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF10 in Nude contains no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, or GMOs. This is a great sheer color. $18, sephora.com

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lip Gloss in Juicy Beige softens lips with shea butter and yogurt extract and imparts a light gloss. $21, barneys.com; kohgendcosmetics.com

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gENLUXshop FRESH FALL FINDS From Sircuit Smart Peel at Exhale Spa to the new Kiehl’s store at Westfield Topanga, fresh finds are all over LA’s beauty scene. —Dawn Shand Johnson

Sircuit Smart Peel uses a breakthrough approach to skincare called chiral correction technology. It treats the skin at the molecular level, combating sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Depending on your needs, your skincare specialist will select one of three peels, each consisting of a chirally correct blend of protective, corrective, and cell-stimulating ingredients, to achieve amazing results with little or no irritation. All peels are all-natural and free of parabens, artificial colors and preservatives, and fragrance, and will leave you with a softer, smoother, brighter, protected complexion. Facial and peel, $180, Exhale at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-319-3193

Spray di Sole’s organic tanning expertise is now available in West Hollywood. Formulated via an ecoconscious process and packed with nourishing organic ingredients, Spray di Sole’s solution makes it the ultimate green spray tan. $65, Roman Salon, 310-854-1030, romansalonla.com

Carasoin Elemis Day Spa has arrived on Robertson, offering waxing and a great selection of facials and body treatments, plus Intraceuticals products and treatments, which are amazing. Personally, I love the oxygen facial. 120 North Robertson Blvd, LA, 310-855-0105, carasoin.com

If you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, yet can’t seem to eliminate certain fatty lumps and bumps, there’s new hope—thanks to a procedure called Cool Sculpting. Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, of the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group, is the only cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills offering Cool Sculpting, a completely noninvasive

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New to Robertson Boulevard is eco-beauty boutique Évolué, which carries such sought-after green lines as RMS, a pure organic makeup collection, W3ll People mineral makeup, Acrona, Hamadi, Nuxe, and Red Flower. Plus, resident eco brow guru Marco Ochoa is amazing and available by appointment. 357½ S. Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-289-1560, evoluebeauty.com

Need to shake things up? Check out Physique 57’s new workout, a dynamic exercise method designed to rapidly transform the body using isometric exercises and orthopedic stretching to create long, lean muscles. Celeb fans include Kelly Ripa, Lisa Rinna, Zooey Deschanel, Kim Raver, Julie Henderson, Emmy Rossum, Karolina Kurkova, and Parker Posey. 320 North Cañon, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0570, physique57.com

The Sports Club/LA on the Westside now offers sunset yoga on its newly renovated split-level sundeck, where you can lounge in a cabana while taking in a beautiful view of palm trees, mountains, and the ocean. Classes take place Wednesdays at 6pm. thesportsclubla.com

outpatient procedure that uses controlled cooling to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damaging neighboring tissue. This is accomplished through the use of a machine that gently draws the fat in the target area up between two cooling panels. After one hour treatment of each area, your body will begin the process of breaking

Kiehl’s Since 1851, the famed New York–based skincare company, opens its first store in the San Fernando Valley, at Westfield Topanga. In honor of the occasion, Kiehl’s is donating $20,000 to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, 818-340-1005

down and flushing out crystallized fat cells. The result is a firmer, more toned physique— and you never have to go under the knife. $750 per area. Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, D.O., FACOS, FAACS, The Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group, 8500 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1020, Beverly Hills, 866-NEW-SELF, perfectself.com

HAIR APPARENT Earth-friendly haircare options have come a long way. With the new generation of green products and treatments, you can get right with the planet without sacrificing style. —Dawn Shand Johnson PROS AND CONS OF ECO-FRIENDLY HAIR COLOR: THE CONS THE PROS ➣ If used properly, eco-friendly hair color lasts as long as traditional hair color. When covering gray, the key is to apply to clean, dry hair and process under heat for approximately five to ten minutes, and then for 25 minutes without heat. (Duration varies with hair type, of course.) Plus, eco-friendly color gradually fades over four weeks, which means you won’t end up with the dramatic demarcation line created by traditional color treatments. ➣ Switching to eco-friendly color is a healthy choice for you and others! Traditional color contains ingredients linked to asthma and cancer. Depending on how often you color your hair, exposure to these chemicals can be limited, but when those chemicals are rinsed out, they find their way into our waterways and can have major environmental consequences. And don’t forget about your colorist. While they listen intently, absorbing all your hair woes, they’re also breathing in all those nasty chemicals. ➣ Choosing eco-friendly color makes you part of the solution. We’re bombarded with stories of environmental devastation; it’s easy to feel down. Eco-friendly products can help you can maintain beautiful hair—and help improve the environment.

earth-friendly haircare 1. Instead of washing your hair every day—an eight-minute shower can use up to 18 gallons of water—use baby powder to absorb excess oil. 2. Blow-drying every day dries out the hair—plus, most blowdryers aren’t energy-efficient. Instead, go natural and use a colorful scarf or headband to add style. 3. For an amazing at-home deep-conditioning treatment, mix a mashed avocado, an egg yolk, and two tablespoons of honey or olive oil. Apply to hair, let sit for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water. 4. Attention all hair-extension addicts! There are harmful plastic polymers in most extension adhesives and keratin bonds; plus, alcohol and acetone are used to remove the bonds. Fortunately, Hair & Compounds has created a keratin bond and adhesive that uses a vegetable- and fruit-based oil to remove the bonds. Say goodbye to hair breakage. 5. To achieve a full-body hairstyle without heat (blow-dryers or curling irons), toweldry hair and comb through L’Oreal Elasticite curl-setting creme-gel, roll hair onto rollers (cans or paper-towel rolls work too!), and secure with bobby pins. Let hair air-dry, remove rollers, and pull your fingers through hair to set in place. —Kennedy, stylist at Warren-Tricomi Los Angeles / Luxe Beauty Team, luxebeautyteam.com

➣ You cannot achieve bleached-blonde hair with eco-friendly hair color. The chemicals in bleach are very toxic; that’s what creates the palest of pale blondes. There are less-toxic products available that achieve beautiful natural-blonde highlights. ➣ Green-washing. A lot of products claim to be environmentally friendly just because they use a few organic ingredients. Read the ingredient lists, and if your stylist is using eco-friendly products, ask them what makes them green. Be wary of fancy labels that appeal to your conscience; just because a product says it’s eco-friendly doesn’t mean it is. A great reference for products is the Skin Deep report from EWG (Environmental Working Group). —Danielle Kelly, ecocolorist, Roman Salon, 818 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-854-1030

Liz Earle Naturally Active Haircare Botanical Shine shampoo is made with 89% naturally derived ingredients and utilizes a coconut cleansing agent instead of sodium laurel sulfate. The conditioner is made with 95% naturally derived ingredients. $14.50 each, lizearle.com

Surya Brasil Color Fixation Restorative Serum is great for color-treated hair and contains no parabens or fragrances. $7.99, Whole Foods, West Hollywood, 323-848-4200

L’Oreal Pureté Naturelle Shampoo is free of sulfates, which strip hair of color and essential oils. $23. lorealprofessionnel-us.com

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Pratima Brahmi Nourishing Hair Oil softens and strengthens brittle or chemically treated hair and moisturizes the scalp; plus, it doubles as a conditioning mask. $19, pratimaskincare.com

Surface Hair’s Surface Styling Theory Aerosol Finishing Spray provides resilient, humidity-resistant hold, calms frizz, and combats static. Plus, it’s organic, gluten-free, and 100% vegan. $22.95, surfacehair.com Lulu Organics Lavender & Clary Sage Hair Powder, $40, beautyhabit.com

TREATMENTS Rahua Omega 9 at The Byron & Tracey Salon is a nourishing, organic, 45-minute conditioning treatment for dry and color-treated hair. It’s capped off by a luxurious blowout. $125, the Byron & Tracey Salon, 9294 Civic Center Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4470; rahua.com

ECO COLOR TRENDS FOR FALL: “I think people want to embrace eco-friendly hair color, but they’re concerned about keeping the hair light. Redken has a new hair lightener with beeswax and without ammonia; it’s called Icing. You can highlight your hair and the beeswax will help protect both the hair and color. Kemon’s “Yo” is a yogurt-based hair color that has no ammonia or peroxide and comes in all shades. I think it’s going to become more popular as well.

Davines Alchemic shampoo, $24; conditioner, $28, “Color protection and treatments are also big for fall. Davines has great products derived available in all colors. from natural ingredients. My favorites are their shampoos and conditioners for color-treated davines.com hair. They’re great for not washing out color, and they actually add natural pigment to the hair. I use the silver on my blond to keep it looking great.” —Clay Patane, owner/colorist/ stylist, Loft Hair Lounge, 5112 Townsend Ave, Eagle Rock, 323-258-2840

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You’ll feel downright eco-fabulous with these Earthfriendly finds.—Shannon L. Bowen & Dawn Shand Johnson

Photo: Paul Schefz

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Everything old is new again with these Elva Fields vintage brass Asian lace drops on 14K gold-fill wires. $40, shop.elvafields.com

Fleurings by Samantha Lockwood

Looking for a way to wear fresh flowers in her hair, Samantha designed these ingenious miniature “vases” that hold just enough water to help your flowers last through the day. Available as pendants, earrings, lapel pins. fleurings.com Made of recycled materials, One Mango Tree’s Ugandan waxcloth

scented eye pillow is filled with fair-trade herbs that provide relief from tension headaches. One Mango Tree offers a sustainable, fairtrade wage for Ugandan women and their families. $14, globalgirlfriend.com According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “Americans buy 29 billion bottles of water per year—bottles that are made from petroleum, travel thousands of miles thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, and eventually end up in landfills or our oceans.” Be part of the solution by investing in a reusable, BPA-free water bottle like Earthlust’s one-liter Bamboo Bottle. $21, Pharmaca, 12025 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood; earthlust.com From Hammocks & High Tea, a modern home-décor line with a touch of Caribbean flair, these linen/room/body sprays are infused with 100% organic essential oils and wildcrafted floral waters. Available in Praia, Citrico, Flor, and Aqueca. $25 each, hammocksandhightea.com

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When Antony Buck’s wife got pregnant, she became allergic to just about every skincare product on the market. Inspired, Buck teamed up with Robert Calcraft to found REN Clean Bio Active Skincare, whose products are free of synthetic fragrances and colors, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, animal ingredients, PEGs, TEA/DEA, sulfates, silicones, and parabens. We especially love the ClearCalm3 Range, which fights acne without using harsh chemicals. $35–$40, Sephora, Beverly Center, 310-657-9670, sephora. com

Indiana-based jewelry designer Christine Mighion crafts all of her nature-inspired pieces—like this 14K gold and tanzanite stacking ring ($440)—using 100% recycled gold and conflict-free precious and semiprecious stones. christinemighion.com Santa Maria Novella

Organic Lemon Honey from the company’s own natural, organic bee farm, $24, Santa Maria Novella, 323-651-3754

Proving that all airborne particles are not created equal are Infusion Organique’s luxe Parfums de Maison room sprays. Water-based, non-aerosol, and manufactured according to California Air Resources Board guideSimon G Jewelry has launched a lines for carbon reduction, sustainable collection to benefit these blends of organiKnitwit Global Green USA, which promotes cally infused fragrances striped tofu smart solutions to climate change. are available in Acai cashmere The line, which is made of silver, Rain, Buddha’s Fig, poncho steel, brass, and brass recycled from Indochine, and Sands of with musical instruments, runs from Morocco. $18, infusionsnap-on $150–$300, with 30% of proceeds organique.com removable benefiting Global Green. hood, $165, simongjewelry.com Kitson, LA, Beloved by such celebs as Penélope Cruz and Alexis Bledel, Newport Beach–based Knitwit recently introduced a luxe, Earthfriendly material called tofu cashmere. This buttery-soft blend of 15% cashmere and 85% soybean—specifically, the unused protein of soymilk, tofu, and soybean oil—turns soy byproducts into sustainable style.

Go green even while you sleep with the Kluft Quintessa II mattress, made of sustainable-forest lumber and organic cotton and wool. Kluft’s luxurious mattresses are entirely handmade and feature a synchronized support system that provides a balanced and pressure-relieving sleep surface. Quintessa II, queen, $8500; king, $9999; available at all Sit ’n Sleep locations, sitnsleep.com We love The Organic Pharmacy for its herbal, homeopathic dispensary and nontoxic alternatives to traditional cosmetics, but it offers more than green goods—it’s also a great place for health advice. If you’re pregnant, want an annual checkup, or just want to feel better, stop in for a health assessment. A BioEnergentic device will scan your body in three minutes and generate a profile that addresses vitamin and mineral deficiencies, food intolerances, toxicity, organ function, hormone balance, viruses, bacteria, parasites, digestive disorders, and stress. 90 mins, $200; 45-min follow-up, $100; The Organic Pharmacy, Beverly Hills, 310-272-7275

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Giving new meaning to the words “reduce, reuse, recycle” is Give + Take. Best described as a high-end swap-shop, it enables women to trade designer apparel and accessories they no longer want. Unlike a thrift shop, Give + Take only accepts upscale products, so you can clean out your closet and snag some posh new looks in an eco-friendly way. 200 Culver Blvd, LA, 310-482-3398, giveplustake.com


All procedures at the Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group are performed by Board-Certified surgeons. Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., was raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA. He went on to complete his medical studies at Midwestern University in Chicago and served a five-year residency in general and trauma surgery. He completed a fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery where he trained in total facial and body aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Forouzanpour successfully passed the board examinations sponsored by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.


8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1020, Beverly Hills, California 90211 (310) 360-0504 1-866-NEWSELF perfectself.com

217 S Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills Ca 90211 (310) 289-9626 Mon-Sat 11-6pm rachelzbeverlyhills.com

screaming broccoli studios+equipment, 3334 La Cienega Place, LA, 90016, 310-202-5400, ScreamingBroccoli.net

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Did summer pass you by before you could pencil in a vacation? Stop by Beverly Hills’ elegant Piele Skin Boutique and indulge in one of their many luxurious treatments or facials, like light microdermabrasion. Ask for co-owner Tina Prande, who worked for many years at Ole Henricksen; her personalized facials are not to be missed. Plus, with the head of Cedars Sinai plastic surgery as the spa’s medical director, Piele offers peels and special skin products like the SkinMedica line. Waxing, mani/pedis, and lash extensions and tinting are also available. Piele Skin Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-271-7500, pieleskinboutique.com

EMU Australia 100% Australian merino wool Tinnanbar scarf in olive, $74, Chelsea Brentwood, 11706 Barrington Crt, LA, 310-4714770; emuaustralia.com



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Green is gorgeous with Prismera Design’s ecofriendly note cards, each based on sea-life motifs like Branch and Algae. $15 for a set of six cards, Carol Young Undesigned Studio Boutique, 1953.5 Hillhurst Ave, LA; prismeradesign.com

The facts are striking: 65% of women have never been fitted for lingerie; 85% are wearing the wrong size; and 47% don’t know what styles complement their body type. Apparently, most of us are a bit green when it comes to fine underthings. Intimacy boutique, founded by “bra whisperer” Susan Nethero—already a hit on both “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Tyra Banks Show”—is striving to change that, specializing in finding the perfect fit for its clients. Intimacy offers more than 90 bra sizes, and even provides free custom alterations for the life of the bra. Stop in for a fitting; you’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn. Intimacy, Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 310-734-8598. —Shannon Bowen

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Jenny Packham’s gorgeous ready-to-wear looks are the definition of glamour. It’s no wonder she’s a favorite of red-carpet darlings like Sarah Jessica Parker, Keira Knightley, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus, who earned raves for donning a champagne-hued floor-length Packham frock for the 2010 Oscar ceremony. Of course, Packham is also adored for her bridal collections—who can forget the bejeweled gown Elizabeth Hurley chose for her wedding to Arun Nayar?—which have earned her such coveted honors as International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year and British Bridal Dress Designer of the Year. ¶ Based in London and a graduate of famed Central Saint Martins, Packham has begun collecting awards Stateside too, having recently been named Hollywood Style Designer of the Year. And this September, she’ll show at New York Fashion Week for the first time. ¶ Her arrival in New York is just the latest in a string of successes for the designer, whose retail empire is expanding at a rapid clip. “Having opened in London and Paris, I am hoping for a store in the U.S. at some point in the not so distant future,” she says. “The U.S. has been very supportive of me and my designs, and I love being here.” —Shannon L. Bowen


Red 100% silk chiffon dress with bow detail at shoulders, $5800

What’s in your carry-on? Cashmere socks, water, Une Rose perfume by Frederic Malle, iPod. What’s on your iPod? I’m having a “Twin Peaks” revival, and am loving Julee Cruise at the moment. Reading material? My current read, which is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. What are your packing essentials for LA? Always a fabulous pair of Louboutins for those last-minute parties. My fantastic eyelashes by Flutter. They brighten up your eyes for the entire trip, so you look more jetset than jetlagged! They last weeks, and I always get them done before I go. My swimsuit for the rooftop pool at the Thompson Beverly Hills in case I can catch an hour of sunshine before flying home.

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What packing essentials do you recommend for friends visiting LA? Pack colour! LA is usually warm and bathing in sunshine, so experiment a little more. What’s the first thing you do to unwind? Either have a massage or burn a candle whilst taking a bath. Cowshed travel candles are great. How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? I tend to spend very little time in my room when I travel, as we are constantly meeting people, working, or going to parties. When I do get back to the room, I like to take an Americanstyle “power shower”! Red-eye or morning flight? Normally it has to be the red-eye, so you can make the most of your time and make meetings that day. I always pack my eye creams to try and rejuvenate.

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Stay in LA? Usually the Thompson Beverly Hills. Have drinks? The pool bar at the Thompson. They do fantastic cocktails. I also love having a glass of wine at the bar in Cecconi’s— you feel like you’re stepping back to 1930s Hollywood. It’s the perfect mix of contemporary elegance and glamour. LA FAVORITES

Shops: Anything vintage, like Sielian’s and The Way We Wore. I also love Maxfield.

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Restaurants: Cecconi’s, The Ivy, and Koi. Neighborhood: I stay in Beverly Hills, but often go to West Hollywood when I’m in LA. Melrose Place is great for its boutiques. The farmers market in Santa Monica is constantly recommended to me. I like to live healthfully and buy local produce, so it’s a must-see for the next time I am there. Time of year: Anytime. However, I’m usually there in April and October.

How do you look refreshed after a long flight? I drink lots of water during the flight and eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. I often pack my own fresh food for the flight, as plane food is pretty bad and full of rubbish. What do you wish LA had more of that Red 100% silk you have in London? Walking! chiffon dress What do you wish London had that with all-over LA has? Sunshine and glamour. embellishment, $3400

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True to its illustrious heritage, Cartier offers couples-to-be an exceptional level of personalization. Request the Set For You By Cartier service to select the perfect union of the diamond of your choice and the Cartier setting. Set For You By Cartier offers the utmost for this special occasion; the ring you create is yours alone, crafted to the exacting standards of Cartier. Exclusively yours. Distinctly Cartier.

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