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GOLDEN GIRL Photog Elizabeth Waugh secures a story of gold on film. GYPSY GIRL Super photographer Erik Ålmas captures a stylish wanderer. HELLO, DALI! Genlux pays fashion homage to surrealist Salvador Dali. OBJECT OF DESIRE Shooter Paul Schefz captures a couple’s fantasy. His or hers? BLACK BEAUTY Photographer Tracey Morris finds black is indeed beautiful. THOROUGHly MODERN Mila: Gorgeous Mila Kunis like never before. Vows on ice Digital photostrator Andrew Matusik takes us to a fantasy wedding in Antarctica.





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Fashion Editor’s Picks: Amanda’s faves Editor at Large’s Picks: George’s latest obsessions Jewelry & Accessory Editor’s Picks: Zeta’s picks Beauty Editor’s Picks: Dawn’s seasonal scoops Anastasia’s Expert Opinion: Holiday health & fitness Style I.D.: Actress Lisa Jay Jet-Setter: Barbara Lazaroff / Princess Kasia Al Thani BuyLines: Jewelry designers Anita Ko & Melissa McClure Thru the Years: Twentysomething, Thirtysomething Thru the Years: Fortysomething, Fiftysomething Thru the Years: Sixtysomething, Seventysomething Opening Presence: New at street view Shop for a Cause: Gifts that give back File-O-Facts: Fantasy-worthy finds File-O-Facts: Green and gorgeous Out-of-Towner: Tamara Mellon of Jimmy Choo Accessory Access: Animal Instinct; Unique Closet Desires: Oh, boy! / Cover Up Top to Toe: Secret Rendezvous Designer Profile: Nadja Swarovski Shopping Spree: Viva Las Vegas Fashion Profile: Rocco Leo Gaglioti Cover Look: How the pros created Mila’s look Beauty News: Hair happenings Hair Do’s: Looks for every kind of fête Makeup Trends: Out of this world Beauty Ingredient: A hint of mint In the Bag: Something precious for mom, dad, & baby Fragrance: Scents of the season








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Fashion Editor: Amanda Eliasch Jewelry and Accessories Editor: Zeta Graff Editor at Large: George Blodwell VP of Luxury Advertising: Andrea Aal Account Executive: Holly Landfield Financial Director: Marc Meshekow Director Human Resources: Yolanda Garcia Managing Editor: Shannon Lee Bowen Beauty Editor: Dawn Shand Johnson Charities Editor: Francesca Forrester Copy Editor: Larry Lederman Genlux Website Editor: Hannah Ciallella Video Features Editor: Elizabeth Saab Contributing Editors: Kristi Dunn, Ashley Hume, Dr. Ezra Kest, Anastasia Soare, Marsha Takeda-Morrison Production Director: Jordan Holcomb Director of Digital Imaging: Luke Hanscom Contributing Photographers: Erik Ålmas, Andrew Matusik, Tracey Morris, Paul Schefz, Andrew Southam, Elizabeth Waugh, Ming Wu Distribution Manager: John Sugrue Interns: Megan Dougherty, Amanda Gebran Jordan Kopstein, Lauren Mitchell, Lindsay Reich, Cala Riggs, Rosalind Rivas, Sarah Williams Winter 2010 - The Fantasy 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, Subscriptions: Please subscribe online at To advertise: Please contact or call 310-275-5700. Photo OF NATALIA WOWczko by Andrew Matusik

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Goodbye 2009; Hello 2010!

his issue of Genlux afforded us the delightful opportunity to work with legendary stylist, Mr. Freddie Leiba. Leiba, who has styled Drew Barrymore, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, and on and on, for countless covers including Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, InStyle, and Vanity Fair, teamed up with photographer Andrew Southam to capture our lovely cover model, Mila Kunis (p.74). You may recognize Mila from her days on television’s “That 70s Show” and, more recently, in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Taking the honors for the most hours spent working on a fashion story (and make that times two) is photographer Andrew Matusik, who created two masterpiece fashion stories for this issue. His homage to Salvador Dali, (Hello, Dali!, p.46) is insanely genius. Study these images carefully and you’ll see many hidden gems. Matusik’s other artful piece is a fantasy wedding on Antarctica’s Larsen Ice Shelf (Vows on Ice, p.82). As we round 2009 and head into 2010, I’d like to acknowledge and thank all the talented people who helped make Genlux such a gorgeous magazine, and especially to the photographers and stylists who have contributed to our pages over the last year, and some, as noted below, to this issue in particular: Genlux 2009 photographers: Erik Ålmas (p.36), Chris Baldwin, Marc Baptiste, Michael Barr, Sarah Cresswell, Michael Elins, Shannon Greer, Andrew Matusik (pgs.46, 82), Machado Cicala Morassut, Tracey Morris (p.64), Melissa Rodwell, Paul Schefz (p.56), Caroline Schiff, Andrew Southam (p.74), Alberto Tolot, Alexo Wandael, Elizabeth Waugh (p.30), and Ming Wu.

Hilary Rhoda, Pnina Tornai by photographed exclusively for in Marc Baptiste Kleinfeld beaded New York wearing bridal Maisongown, Martin $13,500, Margiela Kleinfeld Bridal, NY, 646633-4300, Photo: Andrew Matusik

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Genlux 2009 stylists: Angela Aaron, George Blodwell, Ebony Dee Cheyne, Deborah Ferguson, Robyn Goldberg, Jennifer Greene (p. 30), Lee Harris, Bernard G. Jacobs, Kellan, Freddie Leiba (p.74), Sharon Maloney, John Moore, Ronit Nabi, Jessica Paster, Rudy Rocha (p. 56), Kelvin Seah, Severin Serafini (p. 82), Sarah Stanley (p. 36), Angel Terrazas (p. 64), Gena Tuso, and Pamela Watson (p. 46). Here’s to a spectacular 2010.




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I would definitely add perfume to the list. For me, perfume is an essential part of fashion, and last month I was fortunate enough to meet with Francis Kurkdjian, who is known among the small world of fragrance aficionados as one of the greatest living perfumers. In 2001, he opened his atelier in Paris to create custom fragrances for a select private clientele. Francis says the process of creating a custom fragrance is fascinating. “Like a piece of custom-made clothing, the scent is tried, altered and refined until it fits the client perfectly.” After years of conjuring top-selling perfumes, he now launches his own fragrance house, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, which is available exclusively at Neiman Marcus. My favorite scent is Aqua Universalis. (p.28) Go get it, it is absolutely magical!


It’s almost the end of the year, and time to think about where to spend New Year’s Eve. I suggest you check out Las Vegas. It’s come a long way since its cheezier days, and you don’t need to gamble to have a good time (I know...I don’t). There are more and more wonderful hotels, the spas are so luxurious, the shopping is insane (p.110), and all the top chefs have opened restaurants there. One of the nicer new properties is the Palazzo (p.110 ). It’s my pleasure to present to you our fantasy-themed issue, in which we’ve given ourselves and others license to travel to the wilder shores of the imagination. Once again, our amazing dream team of photographers, fashion stylists, makeup artists and hair stylists have done an exceptional job . Now go, fashion divas! Enjoy our beautiful fantasy issue!

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We go behind the scenes to reveal how our creative team achieved Mila Kunis’ cover look! Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet, $23.50, Bloomingdale’s, Westfield Century City, 310-772-2100

DAVID TIBOLLA with NEXT ARTISTS on MILA’s LOOK: “Mila has a dazzling wit and a sparkling personality, so to match that we decided to play up her makeup by focusing on her eyes. A bit of liner on her eyes, a touch of color on her cheeks, and a sheer nude gloss on her lips brought out her playful, sexy siren.” CHEEK:

EYE: “To perfectly accentuate her almond eyes, I started by shaping her brows with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Brunet. I then followed by lightly applying Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadow in H1 Goldlights all over her eyelid to create a base. To add a touch of depth I then applied Rock & Republic Eye Shadow in Diffused in the crease of her lid and M•A•C Eye Shadow in Vapour to her browbone for highlight. To add drama I applied Rock & Republic Gel Eyeliner in Bound at the base of her lashes and winged it out slightly. For the finished effect I applied Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black.” David Tibolla / Next Artists using Rock & Republic Cosmetics

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Rock & Republic eye colour in diffused, $28,

“Since the focus was on her eyes, I warmed up her complexion with Guerlain Terracotta BronzShiseido Luminizing Color ing Powder in Powder, $33, Blondes, followed Bloomingdale’s, by a very light Westfield touch of Rock & H20 Plus Century City, Sea Pure Republic Pressed 310-772-2100 Renewing Powder Blush in Rock & Republic Prep Tonic, Lust to give her Lancôme Rénergie Lift Makeup SPF20 pressed blush $18, H2O skin the perfect in Lifting Doré 15, $40, Saks Fifth in Lust, $40, Plus, Glendale glow. Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Galleria For a subtle high2 FACE: “To perfectly prep her skin I applied H2O Plus Sea Pure Renewing light I added Prep Tonic to hydrate, smooth and refresh her skin. I followed with a feather-light Lancôme Renergie Lifting Foundation in Lifting Doré 15, which touch of Shiseido renders a beautifully sheer, luminous satin finish. To set her foundation Luminizing I lightly dusted Yves Saint Laurent Poudre Sur Mesure all over.” Color Powder.”

Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity, $15.95, Hairroin Salon, Thomas Dunkin / The Hollywood, 323-467Wall Group for Sebastian 0392 Professional


HAIR: “I was going for a look that was a combination of ’40s glamour combined with a very natural simplicity so it had a polished, effortless feel to go with the clothes. I used the Thickefy Foam from the Sebastian Professional Range for volume and to add beautiful sheen to the hair. I finished with their Zero Gravity hairspray.” Sebastian Professional Thickefy Foam, $15.95, Hairroin Salon, Hollywood, 323-467-0392

M •A •C eyeshadow in Vapour, $14.50, M•A•C Pro Robertson, 310-2719137

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Shiseido HydroPowder Eye Shadow in Goldlights, $24, Macy’s, Westfield Century City, 310-556-1611

LIP: “For the finishing touch I chose a sheer nude lipgloss, Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte in #1 Iced Lychee to add a hint of color and shine.”


editor’s picks

Here are my favorite picks for the holiday season! —Samia Arslane

Balmain short sequined dress, $21,990, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Markus Lupfer sequined sailor dress, $1210,

Fendi black wool dress, $1160, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310550-5900

CHANEL Regatta bracelet, $2175, select CHANEL Boutiques, 800-550-0005

Chopard L.U.C. Tourbillion Lady limited-edition watch in 18K white gold featuring a bezel set in baguette diamonds and diamondset case with diamond dial on an alligator leather strap in white, $424,470, Chopard, Beverly Hills, 310-550-7220, Current/Elliot Moto skinny jeans, $265,

Micha Design beaded black and silver chain necklace with flower brooch and crystals, $220, EM & Co Boutique, 323-782-8155; Milly metallic wool mini skirt, $255,

Vertu Constellation Ayxta flip phone, $6500,

Christian Louboutin Calypso velvet pump with black and blue Swarovski crystal detail, $3595, Christian Louboutin, 310-247-9300

Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis eau de parfum in 6.8 fl oz natural spray bottle, $185, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Louis Vuitton Néo Alma in Black, $4500, Louis Vuitton, Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457,

Harry Winston Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl platinum ring with 11 cts of micropavé diamonds, price upon request, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-728-1128,

Cartier Trinity bracelet in 18K yellow, rose, and white gold with diamonds, price upon request, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272,


Stella McCartney cream cropped jacket, $1625, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

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Photographer: Stylist: Jennifer Greene / Makeup: Roberto Casey / Hair: Tashina Tantalos Manicure: Natasha / Bliss using Minx Nails in Gold Model: Ioana Ghiran / Major Models New York Photo Assistant: Ashley Hardiman Digital Post Production: Joshua Meckes Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Cynthia Rowley black quilted collar dress, $395, Nicholas Varney 18K yellow gold snake bracelet set with 1400 round white, yellow and brown diamonds with three unique orange fire opals and oval and cabachon-shaped moonstones, $465,000, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


David Webb 18K hammered gold earrings, $7800, 18K yellow gold, platinum and diamond collar necklace, $68,400, and 18K gold hammered, corrugated cuff $27,900, All David Webb, 789 Madison Ave, NY, 212-421-3030,


Nicholas Varney 18K yellow gold “Tara Hoop” earrings, $6200, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


David Webb 18K yellow gold hammered, corrugated cuff $27,900, David Webb, 789 Madison Ave, NY, 212-421-3030,


Alberta Ferretti brown satin with straw detail top, $605, Alberta Ferretti Boutique, 310-632-9000, Damiani 18K yellow gold 5.5ct diamond Jungle bracelet, $34,430, Damiani, Beverly Hills, 250 N Rodeo Dr, 310-862-1320 David Webb 18K yellow gold earrings with black and white pearl drop, $17,800, David Webb, 789 Madison Ave, NY 212-421-3030





gypsy Woman

Our modern, free-spirited wanderer weighs down her wagon with this season’s stylish looks. Photographer: Stylist: Sarah Stanley / Studio Manager: Filiz Rezvan 1st Photo Assistant: day one: Tom Hood; day two: Andrew Fornasier 2nd Photo Assistant: Brian Faini Stylist Assistant: Jaime O’Neill Makeup: Roxy Saffaie / Hair: Jason Stanton / for Sager French Salon using Go 2 by Ergo Model: Djosefin / Photogenics Models Location: Twin Peaks Ranch, Ojai, California Catering: Garden Terrace Restaurant, Ojai Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Alexander McQueen jacket $3365, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Etro blouse, $710, Etro, 461 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855 AlaĂŻa belt, $995, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787 Erica Courtney earrings $15,360, Erica Courtney, 323-938-2373 Miu Miu overthe-knee boot, $1275, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211



Prada dress $5430, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Erica Courtney earrings, $4560, Erica Courtney, 323-938-2373 Donna Saylers’ Fabulous Furs Russian style faux-fur hat, $49,


Jasmine Di Milo lace dress, $1055, Maxfield, Beverly Hills, 310-274-8800


Temperley London dress, $3015, Temperley London, Melrose Pl, LA, 323-782-8000



Ralph Lauren purple dress, $2998, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310550-5900


Prada blouse, $1025, Prada necklace, $730, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Temperley London Twiggy trouser, $825, Temperley London, Melrose Pl, LA, 323-782-8000 Donna Sayler’s faux-fur muff, $59,


Jay Godfrey blouse, $425, AlaĂŻa skirt, $4410, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Temperley London Lalita pleated belt, $695, Temperley London, 323-782-8000 Erica Courtney earrings, $15,360; bangles, $1320 to $8200 each, Erica Courtney, 323-938-2373 Fogal tights, $40, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787 Christian Louboutin Mamahouk shoe, $995, Christian Louboutin, 310-247-9300


Hello, dali!

Photographer Andrew Matusik pays homage to Salvador Dali’s famous surrealist paintings —sweetened with a swash of modern fashion.

Photographer: Stylist: Pamela Watson / Makeup: Jacqueline Shepherd using Smashbox Cosmetics Hair: Dana Gibbs / Manicurist: Alex Bostic / Model: Sarah Smith / New York Model Management Post: 3D Artist: Danny Yoon Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Norma Kamali black mesh swimsuit cover-up, $250,


Preen dress, $1205, LaCrasia deep rose leather finger gloves, $40, LaCrasia Gloves, NY, 212-803-1600


Farrah Angsana silk chiffon one-shoulder gown, $2200, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Adrienne Landau gold rope belt, $595,


Norma Kamali nude lycra swimsuit, $350,


Amsale blue silk chiffon dress, $320, worn under an Amsale silk chiffon halter dress, $330, Adrienne Landau vintage silk tulle shawl, $295,


Michael Angel multichiffon draped dress with Swarovski crystals, price upon request, Vicini satin peep-toe pump, $695, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, NY, 212-650-0455 Adrienne Landau white silk tulle shawl, $195,


View this page from a distance to see the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Jean Paul Gaulthier cream silk blouse with tassle, $1385, Carla Martinengo Boutique, Dallas, 214-522-9284 Look from London nude fishnet stockings, $30, Jean Michel Cazabat rose suede boot, $695, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400


The Blonds gold metal multichain corset dress, made to order, price upon request, 212226-8510 FabergĂŠ Imperial Rosebud Egg, $3500, David Orgell, Beverly Hills, 310-273-6660,


Farrah Angsana silk caftan dress with beaded belt, $3300, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900





OBJECT of desire Photographer: Paul Schefz / Stylist: Rudy Rocha / Stylist Assistant: Josh Sternbach Makeup: Alfred Mercado using M •A •C Cosmetics Hair: Lawrence Davis / Ken Barbosa NYC using Alterna Models: Mariah Bonner / Next Models LA Scotty Portlock / Next Models LA Assistants: Amanda Gebran, Cala Riggs, Megan Dougherty Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Gucci animal print sequinembroidered blazer, $5495; Gucci pant, $3950; Gucci silk and lurex slim blouse, $850; Gucci open-toe platform boot, $990; Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451


Marc Jacobs sweater, $995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Jimmy Choo Garner boot, $1195, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Costume Department “EKG” leggings, $89, Revolve Clothing Boutique, 323-944-0311 On Him: Moschino Uomo grey suit, $1670, white shirt, $489, traffic men’s boutiques John Varvatos tie, $125, 310-859-2791 Melamed Odyssey belt, $180,


Balmain grey tank, $3000, Versace grey cardigan, $1850, Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Vintage metal fringe necklace, $650, The Way We Wore, 323-937-0878


AlaĂŻa black knit tunic, $695, Vintage silver cuff, $195, The Way We Wore, 323-937-0878 Gasoline Glamour silver chain mesh necklace, $3500, Jimmy Choo Keenan black patent platform sandal, $995, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045


Christian Cota sequined top, $1595, Bloomingdale’s, Costa Mesa, 714-824-4600, Phi black leather mini, $1695, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 BCBG Max Azria Hugo boot, $598, BCBG Max Azria, Beverly Hills, 327 N Rodeo Dr, 310-275-3024 Perrin Paris long patent leather glove, $475, Perrin Paris, Beverly Hills, 310-786-9936,


Nicole Miller Collection motorcycle vest, $330, Nicole Miller Signature sequin skirt, $695, Nicole Miller, West Hollywood, 310-652-1629 BCBG Max Azria Marty bootie, $595, BCBG Max Azria Beverly Hills, 327 N Rodeo Dr, 310-275-3024 Gasoline Glamour spiked leather cuff, $2000, On Him: Moschino Uomo grey shimmer suit, $1670,white cotton buttondown shirt, $489, traffic men’s boutiques, Melamed Odyssey belt, $180, Melamed, 310-247-8789






Photographer: Stylist: Makeup: Camille Clark / Hair: Eric Sebbag / Model: Natalia Bonifacci / Ford Models LA Horses: Carrie and Jennifer Stylist Assistants: Lauren Mitchell, Mona Molayem Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


Bally jacket, $1295, Bally, 340 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-271-3310 Rue du Mail riding pant, $720, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 CHANEL boot, $2250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Miriam Haskell ring, $390,

black beauty

In boots and gloves to there, and sleek styles that bare, black never fades from style WINTER / 2009 GENLUX 67

Temperley London Buddah trouser, $990, Temperley London, 8452 Melrose Pl, 323-782-8000 Alaïa sweater, $1480, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Alaïa boot, price upon request, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787


CHANEL lambs-

wool vest, $4655, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 KaufmanFranco zippered leather gloves, $696, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Elise Overland pant, $1585, Yves Saint Laurent heel, $695, Madison, 8745 3rd St, LA, 310275-1930 Ungaro leather jacket, $3490, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Yves Saint Laurent leather dress, $3675, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900 Miriam Haskell cuff bracelet and necklaces, prices upon request,


Etro gold skirt, $1060, Etro, 461 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855 Yves Saint Laurent bronze sandal, $795, Madison, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787 AlaĂŻa bodysuit, $1415, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Kai Milla cropped jacket, price upon request, Charles Albert quartz cluster necklace, price upon request,


Jean Paul Gaultier dress, $1495, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Yves Saint Laurent belt, $595, Madison, 9630 Brighton, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787 Charles Albert Spider shell ring, price upon request,


Malandrino trench coat, $2500, Catherine Malandrino Maison, LA, 310-358-0895 Yves Saint Laurent leggings, $790, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 Charles Albert Orthoceras necklace, price upon request, AlaĂŻa boot, price upon request, Yves Saint Laurent belt, $445, Madison, 9630 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-273-4787


Valentino cape, $3490, Valentino, 360 N Rodeo Dr, 310-247-0103 KaufmanFranco one-shoulder dress, $1995, KaufmanFranco gloves, $596, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900




FREDDIE LEIBA The star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the upcoming The Book of Eli is a no-nonsense girl who likes her sleep. You got a problem with that?

thoroughly modern MILA


Photography: Stylist: Freddie Leiba / Producer: Jennifer Coffin Makeup: David Tibolla with Next Artists using Rock & Republic Cosmetics Hair: Thomas Dunkin for Sebastian Professional at The Wall Group Studio provided by Primus Studios in New York City Lighting Equipment provided by Carl Sulit at K&M Camera Manicure: Sofia Shusterov for M •A •C PRO at Judy Casey, Inc. Digital Retouching: Tracy Sondern Set Design by: Ethan Tobman Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji

Roberto Cavalli black jersey silk blend V-neck gown with beading at the waistline, $3135, Roberto Cavalli, 362 N Rodeo Dr, 310-276-6006 Christian Louboutin Archidisco black patent leather t-strap shoe, price upon request, Christian Louboutin boutique, LA, 310-247-9300, Zeta Graff Ball diamond earrings, $25,000, Maxfield, 8825 Melrose, LA, 310-274-8800



By Marsha Takeda-Morrison

ere’s a heads-up for any of you paparazzi out there trying to get an early morning shot of Mila Kunis: don’t expect the dark-haired cutie who played the girl-that-got-the-boy in Forgetting Sarah Marshall to get glammed up for your sake—Kunis would rather get some extra shut-eye than primp for your cameras. “If I cared enough I’d probably wake up and put makeup on, but I haven’t been able to condition myself to think that way,” the actress says, almost apologetically. “I wish I were more of the person who was like, ‘Hmmm…I’m going to step outside so I need to be put together.’ But no, doesn’t quite happen! I would rather sleep in.” If you do get that picture of her at breakfast, whatever you do, don’t go for the hair shot. “What I don’t understand—although I respect those who do this—is women who wake up every morning and blow-dry their hair. That to me is absolutely insane! To do that or to be able to sleep in an extra 30 minutes? Wouldn’t even be a question.” And Kunis isn’t about to spend those extra few minutes obsessing about what’s in her closet, either. While she names Marchesa and Alexander McQueen as two of her favorites, she loves the look, not the label. “I don’t put much thought into my personal style, to be very honest. I think if it looks good on you, then you should wear it. I think people who are looked upon as fashion icons and people who wear interesting, quirky outfits, as long as they love it, as long as they feel comfortable in it, that’s all that really matters. Fashion is in the eye of the beholder.” For Kunis, that fashion may very well be found in an unexpected place: one aisle over from the detergents and frozen foods. When I ask her where she would spend $500 to quickly pull together an outfit, she doesn’t hesitate before answering. “Target! I’ve worn Target on the red carpet. Fashion goes in and out so fast. I can see spending money on a really great black dress, or splurging on a really great pair of shoes, but when it comes to everything else, there’s no need to. There’s nothing wrong with a little Gap and a little Target.” There’s no doubt that, besides Kunis, one of the stars of “That ‘70’s Show” was the retro wardrobe. Only the strongest among us could resist the urge to rush out and buy a fringed leather vest after watching a few episodes. But Kunis, who played cheerleader Jackie Burkhart on the Fox sitcom, was less than enthusiastic about the pieces she wore. “They were fine. They were polyester. They were there,” she deadpans. Any chance all those flowered bell-bottoms and hippieskirts might have made it into her off-set wardrobe? “No, not at all,” she answers, and I pick up a hint of annoyance in her voice. “That’s like asking a doctor if she wears her scrubs when she goes to dinner. Probably not.” She’s right. Like asking whether to sleep or blow-dry, it was a silly question. G


Calvin Klein sparkle stretch rib tank, $29, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, 310-360-2700


Alberta Ferretti silk satin trouser, $820, Alberta Ferretti satin snap-front blazer, $1825, Alberta Ferretti Boutique, 8626 Melrose, LA, 310-652-9000


La Perla chiffon dress with lace and sequin detail, $2360, La Perla, 433 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-860-0561 Christian Louboutin Lady Claude peep-toe shoe, $745, Christian Louboutin, LA, 310-247-9300 Zeta Graff Ball black diamond ring, $25,000, and bracelet, $50,000, Maxfield, 8825 Melrose, LA, 310-274-8800


Burberry quilted leather trench, $2395, Burberry, 9560 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-550-4500


“What I don’t understand —although I respect those who do this— is women who wake up every morning and blow-dry their hair. That to me is absolutely insane!”

All Calvin Klein: Sparkle stretch rib tank, Oval jacquard mini skirt, Tab collar leather jacket, prices upon request, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, 310-360-2700 Calvin Klein Feliz black leather boot, price upon request, Macy’s, Beverly Center, 310-854-6655


Her: Kleinfeld gown, price upon request, Kleinfeld Bridal, NY, 646-633-4300, Him: Vera Wang Crystal Imperial necklace, $1200, Vera Wang Bridal House, 212-628-3400,; Jean Paul Gaultier coat, price upon request,; J.Lindeberg Blade white shirt, $220, J.Lindeberg Store, West Hollywood, 310-659-7340,



SEVERIN SERAFINI Photographer: Stylist: Severin Serafini Post: 3D Artist: Danny Yoon Stylist Assistant: Josh Sternbach Artistic Concept: Philippe Paschkes / Paris New York Hair and Makeup: Philippe Paschkes / Paris New York Models: Natalia Wowczko / Major Model Management Jacob Dekat / Q Models 1st Assistant: Kirk Palmer Art Direction: Stephen Kamifuji


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Douglas Hannant satin one- shoulder gown, $3450, douglashannant. com; Robert Lee Morris sterling silver stegosaurus cuff, $950, The Robert Lee Morris Gallery, NY, 212-431-9405 Cassin for Kleinfeld silk feather shawl, price upon request, Kleinfeld Bridal, NY, 646-633-4300,


Chiarade for Kleinfeld charmeuse bridal gown, $6700; Cassin for Kleinfeld New York fur stole, price upon request; Halo & Co for Kleinfeld crystal flower tiara, $1900, Kleinfeld Bridal, NY, 646-633-4300,; Jack Vartanian fringe earrings in 18K white gold with diamonds, $4680, Jack Vartanian, NY, 212-988-2881 Aldo bracelet, $150,


Him: J.Lindeberg Blade white shirt, $220, J.Lindeberg Store, West Hollywood, 310-659-7340,; J. Lindeberg Jay white jeans, price upon request,; Robert Lee Morris sterling silver windowpane cuff, $2800, The Robert Lee Morris Gallery, NY, 212431-9405 Her: Pnina Tornai Exclusively for Kleinfeld beaded tulle asymmetric bridal gown, $13,500, Kleinfeld Bridal, NY, 646-633-4300, kleinfeldbridal. com; Aldo ring and Aldo bracelet, prices upon request,





Vera Wang Fairy Dust ivory allover plisse organdy gown, $9800, Vera Wang Bridal House, 212-628-3400,; Dennis Basso belt worn as bracelet, $1600,




AMANDA eliasch Genlux Fashion Editor’s Picks

Valentino watch, $6400, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

Valentino leather jacket, $4850, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103

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Amanda Eliasch butterfly wall art, “I know what love is, I’ve had it sometimes,” $10,000,

Lanvin necklace, $2633,

Louis Vuitton cape in black, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457

Valentino bag, $1795, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103 Louis Vuitton blouse in white, price upon request, Louis Vuitton, Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457

Prada jeweled embellished gloves, $435, Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661


Mark Brazier-Jones Dolphin-tail chair, price upon request,




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It’s in giving that we receive. —George Blodwell I love this time of the year. This is the season when the heart is listening, as well as the mind; we give more of ourselves to others, and most of us will express genuine feelings of gratitude, forgive past indiscretions, give gifts, and welcome the New Year. How nice is that? If anyone knows my look, they know I always love a good coat, and this season’s Prada number, a classic with a twist, is no exception. I also selected the Prada black leather–fronted sweater with knit sleeves. Try one on—you will love it! (Black leather is quite de rigueur at the moment.) Are there any fashion guys out there who can remember the late eighties, in particular Romeo Gigli? Well, he’s back—and as brilliant as ever. Those who know will hunt down his new collection with glee, and snag a great suit.

The discerning eye will always find its way to your shoes and watch. For superb quality and style, you have to know about De Grisogono, one of my favorite jewelers. These watches are in much demand among the cognoscenti here and abroad. They have style up the yin-yang. Alternatively, check out the Rolex with the customized chain strap with wood inserts. Unique and cool—do you dare? For the refined and rich, Tom Ford’s alligator shoe is breathtaking and will remain stylish forever. If you want to peacock, I have two shoe choices that will definitely do the trick. They are only for the confident—a man who is secure in his masculinity, and a bit of a wild one. Stay happy and feel the love. Happy Holidays!

Prada Coat, $2460, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Prada metal studded oxford in black leather, $990, Prada, 343 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661

Prada V-neck black leather and mohair sweater, $1520, Prada, 343 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661

Dolce & Gabbana velvet blazer in burgundy, $1395, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Tom Ford alligator loafer in tan, $11,825, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Dolce & Gabbana shirt in white, $485, Traffic, LA, 310-659-4313

Jean-Michel Cazabat multicolored glitter loafer, $755, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Romeo Gigli blazer in navy, $1648, Traffic, LA, 310-659-4313

De Grisogono Instrumento Grande Open Date S25D watch, $128,000, de Grisogono, NY, 212-439-4220

John Galliano pinstripe blazer in gray and brown, $1550, Traffic, LA, 310-659-4313

Marcos Rolex case, $9900, Traffic, LA, 310-659-4313

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Solange Azagur y Par tridge smar tie poison ring in blackened white gold and diamonds, $29,800,

wrap it up! —zeta grafF Aside from good health and being with your family and friends, the holidays are a time to gift and receive your other precious treasures—jewelry!

Jeffrey Rackover double circle hoops 18K white gold chandelier earrings with 38 carats of diamonds, $300,000; JW Blue, NY, 212-644-3838

de Grisogono pear-shaped diamond surrounded by emeralds set in white gold ring, price upon request, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; de Grisogono, NY, 212-4394220, Cartier Panthère de Cartier ring in 18K white gold with diamonds, emeralds, onyx, and a yellow sapphire, price upon request, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272; Cartier, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-8231;

Martin Katz magnificent moonstone and diamond ring with 40ct oval cabachon center surrounded by 488 diamonds set in 18K white gold, price upon request, Martin Katz, Beverly Hills, 310-276-7200,


de Grisogono black diamond and ruby watch, price upon request, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; de Grisogono, NY, 212-4394220,

De Beers Secret Kiss of the Roses ring 9.37 carats of diamonds set in platinum ring, $500,000, De Beers, Beverly Hills, 310-228-1900; De Beers South Coast Plaza, 714-641-5820;

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genlux beauty editor’s picks

These darling finds are sure to brighten up your winter months! —Dawn Shand Johnson Perricone MD Cold Plasma has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect that can help slow the aging process. $150, Nordstrom, Glendale Galleria, 818-502-9922;

Sukispa Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Facial Peel visibly smoothes skin with active ingredients such as cranberry glycolic, pumpkin enzyme, and apple enzyme; it’s a great spot treatment too. $75, The Body Shop Nutmeg and Vanilla Body Butter, $20, the Body Shop, Century City, 310-203-9221,

Tweezerman Designer Series Agatha Ruiz de la Prada slant tweezers, $25,

Lippmann 10th Anniversary Colors, $16, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills,310-2764400;

Bambako Delight Headband, wrapped headband with satin ribbon and small bow detail, $28,

La Mer’s The Hydrating Facial is perfect for post-summer skin repair. Six applications, $250, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Philip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo is paraben- and phthalate-free. 350ml, $140, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

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Dr. Denese Exfoliating, Firming and Line Smoothing Duo—great for uneven, dull skin. $44,

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gENLUXshop With the holidays and award season upon us, we can all use a helping hand when it comes to staying healthy and fit. —Anastasia THE WORKOUT:

Offering numerous 55-minute classes seven days a week, Pure Barre is a workout that can fit into any busy schedule—even during winter months full of fêtes and soirées. Safe and effective for all body types, Pure Barre incorporates a ballet barre and provides a full-body workout. In less than an hour, you work out your arms, thighs, seat, and abs. It’s a wonderful way to burn away calories from rich holiday foods and to relieve stress, and it’s a great way to mix up your boring workout routine. Plus, classes are set to fantastic music that will make the 55 minutes fly by and keep you feeling the benefits throughout the day. Pure Barre Brentwood, $25 per individual class; packages, $110–$340; 11819 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 213, 310-463-7873;

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Celebrity trainer Teddy Bass (, whose clients include Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Ali Larter, offers up some helpful holiday fitness tips: 1. Use your time wisely. This time

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of year is always hectic, so make sure you get in some cardiovascular work—treadmill, elliptical, jump rope— every day, even if it’s only for 20 minutes; whatever you can do

to get that heart rate up. Circuit training is a great way to elevate your heart rate and get some strength training in. Try doing dips, squats, lunges, or pushups while focusing on burning calories by using the larger muscle groups, then finish off your workout with abdominal exercises. Put exercise on your calendar, please! 2. Pick a few good outfits for this season’s parties, and I

guarantee you will not miss that gym time or want those late-night snacks. No matter where you live, fitted clothing is in. 3. Choose wisely the time you decide to arrive at an event or party, and be aware—

is your host serving dinner or passing appetizers? Passed food gets consumed in quantity because you’re drinking and don’t realize how many times your hand reaches for the tray.


While full of joy and high spirits, the holidays are stressful too, and often reveal imbalances and anxieties we carry around all year. Beneveda Medical Group in Beverly Hills combines conventional and alternative medicine, Eastern and Western philosophies, cutting-edge technology, and ancient wisdom to bring your life back into balance. Emphasizing that you must care for yourself before you can be of value to others, Beneveda believes that people need to pay attention to physical, mental and spiritual health, and begins by assessing where the energetic stresses are in your life so that you can focus your time, energy and resources. Beneveda measures and assesses your energy balance objectively and provides you with the information and resources you need to improve and maintain your overall energy and well-being. They can design a program just for you to keep your energy in perfect balance, such as their Energy Enhancement Therapy and Trinfinity8. Beneveda Medical Group, 8730 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-289-2800,

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Calorie consumption is totaled for the whole day, so eat less during the day and be an earlier bird at the party so you don’t feel pressured to stay late and partake in the “toomuch syndrome.” 4. Drink one full glass of water. It helps you

fill up so you don’t overdo it with the alcohol, food, or sugar. 5. Move it or lose it.

Do it for yourself—no one else can or will!

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From Pop-Up shops to Pop-Up chefs to buzz-worthy art exhibits, Royal/T always has something notable going on. Come in for lunch and dine in the café — with Pop-Up Chef Ludo of LudoBites serving it up on occasion. View stunning contemporary art exhibits in the modern loft-like gallery and visit the latest Pop-Up Shop. Recent Royal/T happenings have included the popular Hello Kitty 35th anniversary exhibit and Sanrio Pop-Up store—which brought more than 80,000 patrons in just over three weeks! Art collector Sue Hancock’s immaculate art space makes for a grand backdrop for events, too! For event rental rates and info, contact Nina Savill at 310-559-6300 or

Event space: Royal/T Gallery & Café 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232, 310-559-6300

accessory access: Animal Instinct

gENLUXshop White and Warren travel wrap, $330, Harari, Beverly Hills, 310-859-1131;

Jimmy Choo Odette large printed pony/elaphe bag, $3295, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045, Jimmy Choo Eiffel pony boot, $2895, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045,

Vita Fede signature small original chain in 24K plated gold and animal-print Italian lamb leather, $75,

Gucci blue python evening bag with G script ornament detail, $1750,

Anyi Lu Carolyn granite ballet flat in gray and snakeskin, $375,

Coccinelle Striped Pitone medium hobo, $450, Coccinelle, 877-606-2247,

Carmen Steffens Dani Top-Snap wallet in natural snake-pattern leather, $108, Carmen Steffens, Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, 818-784-8408,

Christian Louboutin Feticha python ankle boot in bronze, $2375, Neiman Marcus, 888-888-6060; Melamed zebra-w-reversible calf-hair reversible belt in gold and black, $200,

Jimmy Choo Stasia bangle, $460, 866-JCHOO-US, White and Warren cashmere gray bar slipper, $165, Harari, Beverly Hills, 310-859-1131;

Carmen Steffens leather Mariana platform pump in ivory zebra pattern, $238, Carmen Steffens, Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, 818-784-8408,

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Roberto Cavalli tote, $3115, Roberto Cavalli, Beverly Hills, 310-276-6006,

Valentino 360 goat-fur tote, $2695, Valentino Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103; Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-8300;


Fendi dark red and zebra print Peekaboo handbag in leather and goat and calf hair, $3450, Fendi, Beverly Hills, 310-276-8888

R. Zakhor Serpiente gold-plated Swarovski crystal and black vintage stretch belt, $695, Rachel Z Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-289-9626,

Jennifer Elizabeth Michelle teal fringe necklace with gunmetal chain and vintage rhinestone pin, $175,

Judith Leiber Rajavong Austrian crystal Buddha minaudière in burgundy multi, $4395, Judith Leiber, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8852; Judith Leiber, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-7177;

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci boot, price upon request,

Valentino Kaliedo tote with grey stones, $2995, Valentino, Beverly Hills, 310-247-0103;

Louis Vuitton Cancan thigh boot in brocade fabric, $4500, 866-VUITTON,

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Karl Lagerfeld tweed helmet by Atelier Ruby, price upon request,

Karl Lagerfeld silver and gold metal cuff, price upon request, Viktor & Rolf silver sequined boot, price upon request, Diavolina, LA, 310-550-1341

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Lisa Jay is on her way up. This spring, She’s set to star in a feature film with John Goodman and Joe Pantoliano. Here, we find out she’s got some serious style. Since an appearance on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” launched Lisa Jay’s television career, she’s appeared on everything from “Two and a Half Men” to “CSI: NY.” This spring, look for her on the big screen in Spring Break ’83. Depending on my mood: eclectic, classy, sexy, or laid-back—with a little bit of Silver Lake.

Describe your personal style.

What’s your favorite item in your closet? What’s always in your purse?

My Sovage Denim jeans.

Lipgloss and hand sanitizer

I might wear a pair of cut-off jeans with an oversized T and my favorite gladiator sandals.

What’s your weekend look?

What message do your clothes give the world about you?

That the new age of fashion can actually be less concerned with how other people think of you, and more concerned with how it makes you feel good about yourself.

By Terry Laque de Rose in rose nude, $46,

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

Sovage patent black leather Gran Brigitte jean, $288,

What’s your favorite low-price secret weapon store? Target What’s your earliest fashion memory?

Putting together bizarre outfits, trying to look like David Bowie.

Marc Jacobs Eugenie printed metallic pythoneffect clutch, $450,

What do you sleep in?

A good pair of cotton undies—I love the Victoria’s Secret Pink Collection—and a comfy camisole. What kind of watch do you wear?

Sadly, all my watches became obsolete after the advent of the iPhone. What’s your favorite fashion photograph, or who is your favorite photographer? Annie Leibovitz What’s your favorite scent, and why?

Ralph Lauren’s Romance. It lives up to the name. Ralph Lauren Romance eau de parfum, $78,

What’s your favorite vacation destination, and why?

Japan. There’s something culturally cathartic about being there.

Do you overpack or underpack?

I like to think that I’m right on the money, since I’ve had so much practice. I recently traveled to Iraq as a part of No Kidding, Me Too!’s Stomp the Stigma Tour and had limits to what I could pack, so I made different outfits out of the same garments, like using a scarf as a shawl one day, tied at the waist the next. What’s your go-to boutique in LA?

Rumor on Ventura Boulevard­

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Grai dress, $485; Rachel Lee bracelet, $165; House of Harlow ring, price upon request, Diavolina, LA, 310-550-1341 Jimmy Choo Nadja heel, $945, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

Photo: Paul Schefz / Stylist: George Blodwell Makeup: Su Han / Exclusive Artists Management Hair: Larry Sims / Exclusive Artists Management



Eternamé cuff, price upon request,

STYLE SAVVY Qatar’s Kasia Al Thani and Barbara Lazaroff take Genlux through their jetsetting paces. Princess Kasia Al Thani of Qatar is the brains and tastemaker behind her own online luxury gifting service, savoir-faire. com. With Rachel Zoe also onboard, in the position of Web consultant and fashion advisor, the site is for the decidedly fashionforward set. Who are your

barbara lazaroff

Designer and restaurateur Barbara Lazaroff owns some of LA’s top eateries, such as Spago and Cut, and supports such vital organizations as Aviva Family and Children’s Services, the American Cancer Society, the Zimmer Children’s Museum, and the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation. Who are your clients? Celebrities, captains of industry, and children— and even grandchildren—of people who have been patrons since the early days of Spago Hollywood. Who is your ideal vacation companion? My longtime beau, John. But if I couldn’t take him, David Streets, who owns David W. Streets Fine Art in Beverly Hills, or my friend Buzz Aldrin, because he is an “out of this world” traveler. What’s your favorite place to escape to? A few years ago, Omar Sharif offered to take me down the Nile on his private boat, and his dear friend Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s pre-eminent archeologist, offered a private walk up the pyramids. What do you pack when you go on vacation? Two perfumes: I combine Chopard’s Wish and Casmir. Sunscreen by Ti-Silc or Neutrogena, La Mer moisturizer and loose powder, Lancôme mascara, and MAC eyebrow pencils and lipstick. A Mason Pearson brush. And I never forget my La Perla undergarments.

Our clientele is wideKilian Love ranging. We have Princess Kasia Al Thani Loukoum many A-list movie de Turquie stars, politicians, royalty, heads of state, and mostly very How do you go from day to night without taking your Fendi candle, busy business associates who order gifts from my website. entire closet with you? I determine the purpose of the Over the $80, savoir- We are a very discreet service, and we offer a wide range M·A·C Cosmetics trip, then select a color scheme. In spring or summer, I Knee of products. Our clientele never have to leave the comfort Russian red roll up eight or ten silk chiffon Roberto Cavalli dresses. of their homes or offices, or rely on their assistants to boot, lipstick $14, mac- In colder weather, I wear my reversible vintage $1380, purchase gifts. We are based in the U.K., and our clients M·A·C Cosmetics Isabel Canovas cashmere knee-length wrap enjoy getting products or brands that might not alwaysFendi be brow pencil, and Valentino shawls with lace trim. boutiques available in the States. Melissa $14.50, What shoes do you take with you? nationIf you could take only one of your clients on vacation Odabash Paciotti boots and a good pair of wide, with you, who would it be, and why? My husband, cutout walking shoes, like by Robert Clergerie. 800-FENsince he is one of the website’s top clients one-piece DI-NY How about bags? My two Couture Rose What’s your favorite place to escape to? I like to go to swimsuit, Chopard Valentino handbags, my purple pony-hair places such as the Maldives, Mauritius, or the Seychelles, $345, Wish eau Armani bag, and a fuchsia Balenciaga bag or one netaporter. where you can find some fairly secluded places and de parfum, of my friend Kathrine Baumann’s bejeweled creations. com escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. $109, What’s your favorite item this season? Over-the-knee What would you pack? My bathing suit, a good book, Chopard, Christian Louboutin boots, another pair of Cesare Paciotti sunscreen, and my iPod—all in my Anya Hindmarch Beverly Hills, boots, and a Loro Piana tri-berry-colored cashmere scarf. I Halen tote beach bag. 310-550did purchase two paintings from the David Streets What three items could you not leave behind? 7220 is so important for the soul! wMy children, my BlackBerry, and a candle by Kilian. How do you go from day to night without taking your Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress, $4890, Neiman entire closet with you? It’s definitely not easy; however, Marcus, Beverly Hills, Mason Pearson mixed boar bristle and I put a bit of extra makeup on the eyes, add some of my Anya Hind310-550-5900 nylon brush handy size, $108, Sager favorite Eternamé jewelry, and change my purse or shoes. march Halen French Salon, LA, 310-855-0313 What shoes do you pack? My Louboutins—I live in them! Hermès Birkin tote beach bag, Crème de La Mer, 2oz, 35cm toile H and What handbags? Anyone who knows me personally $650, savoirknows I love the Hermès Birkin bags. I have many of $230; 16.5oz, $1390, leather, $8250, Christian Louboutin them in different colors. I’m on the waiting list for the fiSaks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hermès stores bootie, $1155, nal two! The yellow and the white are on my shopping list. Hills, 310-275-4211 nationwide, Neiman Marcus, 1-800-441-4488, What’s your favorite item this winter? Beverly Hills, The Maia N leopard-print calfskin clutch. 310-550-5900 clients?

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Anita Ko yellow gold panther ring with ruby eyes and diamonds, $1700,

what are you buying?

Genlux’s Shannon Bowen gets the scoop on the retail picks and plans of top jewelry designers Anita Ko and Melissa McClure. WHO:

Anita Ko, jewelry designer, Anita Ko, LA

I would describe my style of shopping as thoughtful. I wasn’t always, and ended up owning a lot of things I never used. Now I ask myself, “Will I wear it?” and “Do I see myself wearing or using it in the future?” I try to buy things that are of higher quality that will last longer and will still be chic as I get older. SHOPPER ID:


Photo : Whitney Cox

WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING? In Los Angeles I shop everywhere— from Barneys and Neiman Marcus to Planet Blue in Malibu. Maxfield has the best everything! I love Lily et Cie on Burton Way. Petro Zillia has some fun things for when you want to go out and get a party-girl dress. I have a few vintage dealers who also bring pieces to my house; they often have the coolest furs, jewelry, and dresses. In New York, I just picked up some cool Phillip Lim, Yigal Azrouël, and Alexander Wang stuff at Blue & Cream. My favorite place in New York is Jeffrey; it’s such a great store. Bergdorf ’s Petro Zillia, is amazing, and my great friend Jenny Cohen Reseal also 8218 W. 3rd St, has some of the best things. She’s by appointment only. 323-653-3080,

My recent purchases have been Goyard for bags, Phillip Lim dresses, a Chanel dress with the hemline shortened by three inches, Frette sheets, Valentino python bags, and Christian Louboutin high heels in rose gold—all topped off with my diamond spike bracelets. At home I just bought a Japanese money cat for $3 at an estate sale. He’s so cute! WHAT ARE YOU BUYING LATELY?

Right now I’m craving the Hermès Birkin in raisin with gold hardware, Cartier Ballon Bleu—midsize in rose gold with diamonds, and Cartier Santos 100 in rose gold with diamonds and burgundy alligator band.


Lily et Cie, 9044 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-724-5757

HIDDEN TREASURE: Lily et Cie on Burton Way. I bought my 21st birthday party dress there, and only go there if I’m looking for something special.

Hermès suede and lizard Paris Bombay, 27cm, price upon request, 800-4414488,

Melissa McClure, goldsmith, melissa mcclure jewelry alchemy, LA




Melissa McClure leather twig bracelet or choker with 18K yellow gold hand-fabricated branch clasp, $1300,

SHOPPER ID: I definitely went through a real phase of “comfort shopping” where I would storm the castles and buy just about anything, but now that I’m a little more comfortable with my own style, I’m Melissa mcclure super-picky about what I surround myself with—be it clothes or home décor. I suppose that’s an advantage during a recession! I like objects that have some sort of a narrative.

WHERE ARE YOU SHOPPING? Praise the gods of fashion—Rodney and David at Church. They have the singularly most beautiful collection of edgy but wearable clothes and accessories I’ve ever seen in LA (think rock ’n’ roll coquette!). Not to be too Church, 7277 Santa Monica effusive, but this almost-hidden atelier is a gameBlvd, LA, 323-876-8887 changer for retailers; there are men’s and women’s collections of ready-to-wear, custom shoes, vintage gowns, T-shirts, jeans, and, of course, jewelry. You’ll find my brand new “black line” there. But I’m totally not a shill, I promise! Marquis & Camus WHAT ARE YOU BUYING LATELY? Lately I’ve been obsessed Victorian Romance with Victorian mourning jewelry. They are pieces that are necklace, $385, incredibly sentimental, and some are seemingly gross by marquisandtoday’s standards. Many pieces are made with woven human or horse hair that is sometimes hidden in the back of a locket or under a piece of quartz. Lately, I’ve been sourcing them out in consignment shops along the central coast.

I’d love to say I’m craving some wildly creative or hip accessory right now, but I’m a traditionalist with my goods—and I’m too tired from making my new line to have the alacrity (and irony) to be hip! But I desperately want a pair of YSL platforms, and I’d kill for some Hermès Birkin in Lucchese tall cowboy boots (you can take the girl out of Texas...). leather, HIDDEN TREASURES: When I started my line five years ago, 35cm, I used to drop in on Michael at Empiric on Beverly and sit $8950, 800- on his beautiful furniture until I would get inspired. Marquis & Camus 441-4488, Seriously, I did this constantly. He and his wife, Annie, Victorian Romance have an amazing ability to cull all sorts of vintage necklace with vintage objects that are modern, industrial, and lush. In a pearl clasp, $525, totally different way, I adore Bun Kai Do in the Japanese Village in Little Tokyo. I buy wedding gifts of sake sets and hand-glazed pottery there in addition to “lucky cats” for housewarming gifts. It’s inexpensive and right around the corner from my favorite restaurant in LA, the Shabu Shabu House. If you ever need origami paper after eating a side of beef, you’ve got a place to go! ACCESSORY FAVE YOU CRAVE:

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Christian Louboutin Fred glitter lace-up flat, $595, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300,

Armaan Chronograph watch with 6.62 carats of 558 VVS1 stones, a 48mm case, and a black alligator-leather strap, $32,550, Hours Minutes Seconds, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4710

3.1 Phillip Lim navy double-knit breakaway coat, $725; gold jumbo sequin shortsleeve T with gauze ribbon neck trim, $525; charcoal off-set trouser with piping and knee-patch detail, $375, 3.1 Phillip Lim, West Hollywood, 310-358-1988


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Hermès, price upon request, Hermès stores nationwide, 800-441-4488,

830Sign Strong cashmere men’s cardigan in heather blue, $800,

Joe’s Cropped Ex-Lover Connor black overall, $185,

Derek Lam jacket, $1490, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Byron Lars Beauty Mark vest, $265, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711


closet desires: oh, boy!


Gucci suit jacket in gray, $1995, Gucci pant in gray, $960, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Christian Louboutin Cate black leather flat boot with gunmetal chain detail, $1295, Christian Louboutin, West Hollywood, 310-247-9300,

Christian Dior black pant, $990, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

K Karl Lagerfeld Chloe long leather gloves, $195,

Balenciaga ecru double cashmere coat, $3395, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400

Yves Saint Laurent coat, $2990, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Victoria Beckham Couture coat, $2385, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Zelda black coat, $650, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

Moschino Cheap and Chic coat, price upon request,

closet desires: cover up!


“Dramatic, Delightful, Dangerous AND DECADENT! THESE BLACK cover-ups WILL COVER IT ALL!” –GEORGE BLODWELL fashion stylist

Rue du Mail Paris charcoal cape with chimney collar, $1930, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Max Mara cashmere coat, price upon request, MaxMara, Beverly Hills, 310-385-9343

Yves Saint Laurent elbowlength leather gloves, $1395,

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top to toe: secret rendezvous

gENLUXshop La Perla Venice beige and black Americano bra, price upon request, netaLa Perla Venice boyshort, price upon request, netaporter. com

Gucci shades, $320, Dan Deutsch, Beverly Hills, 310-246-9468,

Burberry Prorsum leather trench coat, $2795,

Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci bracelet, price upon request,

Ambrosi Abrianna Sophicella handbag, $5000,

Miu Miu suede over-knee boot, $1275,

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ICE, ICE, BABY Nadja Swarovski’s crystal empire is adding a hint of sparkle to everything in its path, from art and entertainment to architecture and fashion.—Ashley Hume Atelier Swarovski by Giles Shannon cuff, $490, by special order only,

Tom Ford White Patchouli eau de parfum, 50ml, $92, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Swarovski Kristallwelten theme park, Innsbruck, Austria

Atelier Swarovski by Giles, Shannon necklace, $930, special order only, Atelier Swarovski by Giles necklace, $930,

Designer Profile


Swarovski Kristallwelten theme park, Innsbruck, Austria

The sparkle on a designer dress. The shimmer of a chandelier. The shine of a teardrop earring hanging from a starlet’s ear. Is there anything that conjures up the idea of fantasy more than crystal? Not according to Nadja Swarovski. The descendant of the world’s most influential crystal dynasty, Swarovski, has brought her unique vision to the Austrian company founded by her great-great-grandfather Daniel in 1895. “Growing up on the doorstep of Swarovski headquarters exposed me to the products from an early age,” recalls Swarovski. “My father used to bring home the latest prototypes of crystal, so my sister and I would play with all the facets and light effects.” Although Swarovski always felt a strong connection to her family’s company, she was determined to forge her own path in the world. In her early twenties, she moved to New York to pursue fashion public relations, and a stint with legendary Fashion Week founder Eleanor Lambert opened her eyes to the true potential of her family’s product. “That was the trigger for me to step back into Swarovski and give something from my perspective, by returning to our roots and to the days when my grandfather worked with Coco Chanel and Christian Dior.” In the late 1990s, Swarovski set out to reintroduce crystal to the world of couture. She became something of a fairy godmother to promising young designers, investing in their labels both monetarily and with supplies of her product. The strategy paid off, and by the start of the millennium, Britain’s most cuttingedge designers, including Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald, were using Swarovski crystal in their designs.

A decade later, Swarovski continues that partnership through Atelier Swarovski. She names the Shannon necklace and cuff by Giles Deacon, one of her original ingénues, as her favorite piece from the collection. And Deacon’s show during Paris Fashion Week 2009 exhibited a new trend, using Swarovski crystal as an element in its own right, illustrated by a gown adorned with large threedimensional insects composed of 400,000 crystal beads. Swarovski’s ambitions, however, did not end with the conquering of the fashion world. Over the years, she has popularized the use of crystal in architecture, technology, and everyday items. Her Crystal Palace Collection has produced some of the most awe-inspiring light fixtures in the world. These pieces can be seen in the Bazaar of the SLS Hotel, where the Blossom by Tord Boontje and the Glitterbox by Georg Baldele are prominently displayed. Swarovski has also reinvigorated the company’s partnership with the entertainment industry, providing a little extra glitz in the upcoming Sex and the City 2, the Michael Jackson tribute This is It, and Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” music video. The company even has its own theme park, Kristallwelten, in Innsbruck, Austria. Created by artist Andre Heller in 1995, Kristallwelten boasts fourteen subterranean “Chambers of Wonder” and has attracted more than eight million visitors. “It’s a magical experience,” says Swarovski, “as well as a forum for the avant-garde and a space of fantasy.” So where does the reigning queen of ice predict we will see crystal next? Swarovski’s coy reply: “The sky’s the limit.”

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shopping spree: viva las vegas!


Over the last few years, the Las Vegas landscape has transformed. Gone are the cheesy hotels with shops filled with rhinestone-encrusted tees. Now you’ll find some of the finest hotels, shopping and spas that our gambling money can buy.—Samia Arslane Van Cleef & Arpels zip Pompo white-gold and diamond necklace, $340,000; Piaget Possession 18K whitegold watch case with 896 diamonds totaling 35.9cts, price upon request, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Las Vegas,

The Palazzo Las Vegas

Christian Louboutin Lola Montes boot in black, $2735, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV, TheShoppesAtThePalazzo. com;

In Las Vegas, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a clock telling you it’s time to do anything, you’ll now find it’s one of the best places to shop the time away. Here, you’ll find your usual fashion escapes like Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Guerlain, and now, the brand-new Barneys New York. The Palazzo Las Vegas, with its Italian Renaissance architecture, is a sumptuous resort-hotel-casino of unparalleled sophistication. To increase the odds of your calling in sick on Monday, the Palazzo’s nearly four acres of beautiful pools, four Jacuzzi spas, gardens, and gorgeous fountains create a tranquil sanctuary for relaxation—paradise on earth.  

Tempting us further, the Palazzo’s weekly poolside fashion shows display the latest in gorgeous fashion from The Shoppes at The Palazzo’s top retailers. Without a prayer to resist this fashion onslaught, you’ll have to relent. At the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry store, you’ll find the most exquisite piece you’ve ever laid your glassy eyes on: the zip Pompom white gold and diamond necklace. Only the strongest-willed could leave Christian Louboutin’s boutique without picking up a pair of his new knee-high boots. And if the Piaget Possession in 18K white gold brushes your wrist, good luck ever taking it off. What a weekend! Wait a minute—was it fantasy or reality? Need to check out my bank statement...oh, boy!

The Shoppes at The Palazzo

The Palms Pink Suite at Fantasy Tower No fantasy visit to Las Vegas would be complete without a stay at the Palms Casino Resort Fantasy Tower. Dream of waking up to a pink Jonathan Adler–designed Barbie paradise? Having a bowling alley or basketball court in your hotel room, or even a stay in the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa? There is a customized suite to cater to whatever your fantasy might be. The Palms also boasts a fantastic array of restaurants and nightclubs, plus a spa, concert theater, recording studio and, of course, the 95,000-square-foot casino. The Palms Casino Resort, 866-725-6773,

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The Palms Fantasy Tower

Kim Gilby Luzmery diamond-cut necklace, $115,

Stella McCartney faux napa over-knee platform boot, $1095,

H&M sequined dress, $129, H&M Store, West Hollywood, 310-855-9683

Kid Dangerous burnout tee in white, $48,

TWENTYsomething ANNE HATHAWAY Gabriela Artigas braided snake chains on chain necklace, $430, Code C, West Hollywood, 310-652-0200

830Sign Svelt cashmere open shrug $350; 830Sign Swift cashmere top, $300,

Sisco Family Jewels Essential Collection bracelet in black onyx with stardust bead, $80; beaded bracelet with stardust bead and multi-bone in black and white, $80,

Netali Nissim 18K yellow gold and rose gold bangles with brown diamonds, pink and yellow sapphires, $3700; white diamonds, $6200,

Odd Molly Undress cotton poplin chemise in chalk, $146,

Rafael Cennamo strapless metal bead–embellished gown in white, silver and gold, $5440, special order at

Miu Miu leather ankle boot, $675, Miu Miu, Beverly Hills, 310-2472227

LA Made Bondi black belted dress, $105;

Chelsea Gossett Count Me Healthy sterling silver bracelet with sliding beads in silver, $88,

Ted Rossi sequin headband in champagne, $85,

Shae sweater, $136, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

Katch by Kathy Flesch vermeil goddess hoop earrings, $159, Citrine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 310-458-6700

Perrin Paris 1893 leather shoulder bag in caramel, $687.50, Perrin Paris 1893, 310-786-9936,

Melamed skinny thin leopard print calf-hair belt for the hip, $160,

Amy Adams photo: Russ Einhorn

Anne Hataway photo: Russ Einhorn

Jamin Puech Sharon grey rayon bag with fringe beading, $350, Jamin Puech, NY, 212-431-5200,

thru the years


Stella McCartney clutch, price upon request,

Michele Jemma flap bag, $445, Tarah Smith Jet Setter duffel bag in leopard, $708, Live! On Sunset, 310-360-1660,


Brooke Shields photo: Russ Einhorn

Hermès Crazy Calèche rose gold and shaded silver necklace, $8400, Hermès stores nationwide, 800-441-4488,

Alberto Makali gown, $650, Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza, 714-549-8300;

Coccinelle Patricia shiny lambskin foldover clutch, $230, 877-606-2247,


Louis Vuitton Néo-noé in Cranberry, $4400, Louis Vuitton, Rodeo Drive, 310-859-0457,

Charmed circle sterling Words To Live By silver bangles, $165 each; Ports 1961 Macrame lace gown in graphite, $1150, Ports 1961, West Hollywood, 323-951-9696,

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Jay Godfrey Bleeker liquid jersey long-sleeve overlap dress in fuchsia, $295,

CHANEL CC Maggiore pink lamé lizard thong, $975, select CHANEL boutiques, 800-550-0005

Eva Culture chiffon gown with black trim and back detailing in pink and black, $2400, Curve, LA, 310-360-8008;

Biatta by Kim Munoz La Madeline bustier in black and ivory with beige, $24; G-string in black, ivory and beige, $8,

Baignoire de Cartier watch in 18K white gold with diamonds, price upon request, Cartier, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4272; Cartier, Costa Mesa, 714-540-8231,

Vhernier doppio senso grande jet black and white diamond earrings, $42,900, 310-273-2444,

Moschino Cheap and Chic sleeveless silk high-neck rosette detail dress, $565,

Beverly Clark Diamonds Royal Key white-gold necklace, $810, 800-525-4747,

Ina Soltani Anna silk pique tulip dress in black and ivory, $1195, special order, Ina Soltani, 310-454-5817

Sergio Rossi leather peeptoe platform, $750,

Sharon Stone photo: Russ Einhorn

thru the years


Harry Winston Suspension rubelite diamond ring, $24,000, Harry Winston, Beverly Hills, 310-728-1128,

Roland Mouret duotone couture dress, $1995, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

FIFTYsomething SHARON STONE Smythson Nancy soft goatskin leather shoulder bag with hand-riveted quilting in white, $1020, Smythson, Beverly Hills, 310-550-1901

Lunalba silk and cashmere blend military coat in stormy blue, $357, Carmen Steffens Camila black patent leather sandal, $264, Carmen Steffens, Sherman Oaks, 818-784-8408,

Lunalba ribbed silk and cashmere blend tube neck-warmer scarf in stormy blue, $207, Henri J. Sillam green turquoise trumpet ring 18K white gold and diamonds (198 stones, 2.43cts) $25,000, Henri J. Sillam at the Peninsula, Beverly Hills,

Tiffany & Co green tourmaline and diamond opera-length necklace in platinum, $85,000, Tiffany & Co, Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880; Tiffany & Co, South Coast Plaza, 714-540-5330,

Ports 1961 long black gloves, $250, Ports 1961, West Hollywood, 323-951-9696,

Stella McCartney cropped leather gloves, $350, Tiffany & Co diamond cocktail watch, $12,600, Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 310-2738880; Tiffany & Co, South Coast Plaza, 714-5405330,

Reem Acra crepe halter gown with crystal necklace, $2745, Reem Acra Boutique, 212-308-8760

Stella McCartney perforated suede boot, price upon request,

Frey Wille Gloriette Bag with Gavroche scarf, $1755, Frey Wille, Santa Monica, 310-260-2639,

Jason Wu dress, $2300, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-5505900

SIXTYsomething faye dunaway

Hats by Tanya Katherine Alabaster velour felt fedora, $250,

Nicole Miller black dress, $318, M’attias, Santa Monica, 310-576-4711

Roberto Cavalli tote in blue, $500, Roberto Cavalli, South Coast Plaza, 714-850-1400

Miu Miu blue velvet mule with gold silk piping, $550,

Evan & Dean Boadicea high-collar jacket in navy pinstripe, $975,

Mary Tyler Moore photo: Russ Einhorn

Faye Dunaway photo: Russ Einhorn

Joe’s Jezabelle black and white jacket, $295,

thru the years


Miu Miu cropped leather gloves, $350,

Judith Leiber Viola handbag, $1495, Judith Leiber, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8852; South Coast Plaza, 714-549-7177;

SEVENTYsomething Mary TYLER MOORE Burberry Prorsum scaled leather jacket, $2195,

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The latest in LA hair happenings and other beauty news —Dawn Shand Johnson Photo: Vivien Kililea

Beauty beauty NEWs


Stuart Gavert, Christian Serratos, Mika Fowler Love the hair of your favorite stars from Twilight? Now the man behind their signature hair color, Stuart Gavert of Gavert Atelier Salon in Beverly Hills, is offering his clients the same coloring process, called “Twilights.” The process involves the layering of dark and light colors away from the hair root to create the illusion of depth, unlike normal highlights, which look grown-out and dated within a month. $150–$300, depending on hair length. Celebrity clients include New Moon stars Christian Serratos, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart, and Samaire Armstrong, AnnaLynne McCord, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Christina Applegate. 9666 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-858-7898,

Bliss, whose innovative, spa-strength products—from The Youth As We Know It concentrate to the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask—have revolutionized the skincare regimens of countless beautyconscious women, has finally arrived on the Eastside with the unveiling of the 6,000-square-foot, two-story Bliss location at the new W Hollywood. Bliss Hollywood features seven treatment rooms, a posh nail lounge with two mani and pedi stations, Bliss’s famous brownie buffet, and a retail boutique where you can pick up such perennial faves as Bliss’s Fabulous Foaming Face Wash and Lemon+Sage Body Butter. It’s nothing short of…blissful. Bliss Hollywood at W Hollywood, 6282 Hollywood Blvd, LA, 90028, 877-TOBLISS

Frédéric Fekkai’s Beverly Hills salon recently merged with his Melrose Place location to become the official West Coast flagship Fekkai salon. The expanded two-story space will include a retail boutique. 8457 Melrose Place, LA, 323-655-7800,

Brentwood is now home to Studio Alexandria LA, offering advanced body-sugaring treatments that safely and gently remove unwanted hair using the Alexandria technique: Sugar paste extracts hair in its natural direction of growth and does not burn the skin. It’s safe for all skin types and does not breed bacteria, so it’s extremely sanitary. 11740 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 105, LA, 310-492-5070,

The Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgical Group’s Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour is offering a new procedure that’s perfect for those who want to banish laugh lines or plump their lips, but are afraid of needles. Currently in clinical trials in Dr. Forouzanpour’s office, the procedure involves a new device that delivers a filler— hyaluronic acid—into the skin using a high-pressure oxygen stream instead of needles. This process minimizes the pain, bruising, and swelling that sometimes accompany needle injections. Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, Beverly Hills, 310-360-0504,

Dr. Stuart Kaplan has opened KaplanMD facial spa at StudioMix in Santa Monica, offering facials,

massages, peels, and injectables. The KaplanMD Facial Spa Exclusively at Studio Mix at Fred Segal, 310-394-8509,

Dr. David Amron and Dr. Paul Nassif are excited to announce the arrival of Dysport—recently approved by the FDA for muscle relaxation—which means that when it comes to smoothing away wrinkles, there is now an alternative to Botox. Similar to Botox, Dysport is a modified version of botulinum toxin A that’s administered by injection and inhibits the facial muscle contractions that lead to forehead furrows, frown lines, and crow’s feet. And you’ll be in good hands: Both Dr. Amron and Dr. Nassif have more than a decade of experience with botulinum toxin and are on the National Education faculty for Botox. Spalding Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, Spalding Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-275-2467

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IT’s that time for a swirl of parties and galas. Here, some of LA’s hair experts TELL how to get the perfect look for any kind of fête. —DAWN SHAND JOHNSON THE MASQUERADE BALL “You have to decide what sort of look you are going for when choosing your hairstyle for a masquerade. You can do a more traditional, costume-like hairstyle, or something more modern and romantic. Both work well, as your mask and dress will tie everything together.

Michael Shaun Corby Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Flexible Hold Hair Spray, $24,

THE CHARITY GALA “Because you want to look glamorous but Clay Patane not too ‘done up’ for a charity gala, the hottest look is the large spiraled ribbon look. You can start with pre-blown-out hair or quick-dried hair. Just take sections starting at the bottom and back of the head about an inch or larger and the width of your flatiron. Place the flatiron closest to the scalp, close it, flip it once downwards then pull away from your head like curling a ribbon on a gift. The faster you do it the larger the spiral. You can pull your bangs over to the side or pull the sides up for a glamorous charity-gala “do.” Shake your hair out later for that tousled, casual look. Plus, a style done with a flatiron will last for a week—or at least through a great event.” —Clay Patane, owner, The Loft Hair Lounge

“A great place to start is by curling the hair; most masquerade hairstyles involve curls. Blow-dry hair straight with a round brush then use a mediumbarrel curling iron or hot rollers to curl the entire head. From there, you can create a half-up style by pinning some of the curls back; you can pin all the curls up, allowing some to fall down by the face; or you can wear the hair down. Traditionally, the look is to keep the curls intact, and not break them up too much, as ringlets are commonly seen at masquerade balls. Finish with a healthy dose of hairspray to make sure the style stays all night long.” —Michael Shaun Corby, global creative director, Alterna Professional Haircare

LiQWD hair care line uses cutting-edge technology like Nano-Hydraspheres, which penetrate the hair’s cortex, creating shine and resilience. $32–$38, Chop Chop, 323-464-8100,

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THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL “Hair should radiate elegance—plus a dramatic effect. Two looks to consider are hair slicked back into a low ponytail and super-straight, flowing strands. Apply David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish before brushing hair back. The ponytail should be flatironed and perfectly pin straight. Finish with a hair accessory in black or white (opposite of your dress color). Or, flatiron hair into a dramatic straight style, using Hair Polish for shine, and part tresses from the highest point of your eyebrow to the back for a side-swept look. You can use a small hair clip to secure or let hair drape naturally for that dramatic look.” —Celebrity hairdresser David Babaii for WildAid


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THE COCKTAIL PARTY “A half-up, half-down style retains sophistication and elegance and is user-friendly. A few bobby pins matching the hair color, a little bit of teasing around the crown area, et voilà! Another option is to use a wide-barrel curling iron for a soft, undone look. A gentle curl frames the face beautifully. As another evening option, take a few curls in and finish off with a shine spray for a nighttime glow.” —Patrice Bisiot, industry-leading stylist, Juan Florentino Salon, Beverly Hills, Mixed Chicks Hair Silk finishing product is excellent for curl management and looks great with any style, $11.99,

“I would go for a retro look. Curl the hair with a curling iron up and over, and work the pieces in the front to give the hair lift and fullness. Work it into an exaggerated part and pin the hair over to the side. [Neil George’s] Indian Gooseberry Oil would be a great product to use for an up-do such as this, as it’s smoothing and nourishing.” —Neil Weisberg, co-owner, Neil George Salon Neil George Indian Gooseberry Oil, $42, Neil George Salon, 310-275-2808,

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This winter’s look is ethereal, fresh, and otherworldly—and with these tips, easily accomplished. Here, NARS International Lead Makeup Artist Uzo Ukaeje constructs this season’s ethereal look step by step.—Dawn Shand Johnson


“Ethereal eye makeup should be kept light. To achieve it, smudge and blend NARS Danceteria Glitter Pencil, a delicate peach pencil with gold glitter, on the entire eyelid. Sweep a shimmering champagne or rosegold powder eyeshadow, like NARS Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow, lightly over the lids with a shadow brush to set and enhance the color.”—UZO Ukaeje

NARS International Lead Makeup Artist Uzo Ukaeje

Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, $38, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-2764400; NARS Danceteria Glitter Pencil, $24,

FACE: GLOWING La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush, $70, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-5505900; Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230

LIPS: NUDE “On the runway, lips are kept nude and matte by using a flesh-toned concealer. While the look is edgy and mod during a fashion show, it can appear chalky and dry in the real world. To re-create a more wearable option, use a beige-toned lipstick with a matte finish. NARS Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has the consistency of a lipstick but stays put like a lip pencil, providing the ultimate matte without drying the lips.”

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“To achieve a wide-eyed and wispy-lashed look, glue individual false lashes to the outer corners of the eyes, or for a retro look, only to the lower lashes. To keep it simple, layer a single coat of lengthening mascara that will delicately enhance the lashes without giving them bulk.”

The ethereal look at 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Fall ’09 New York Show


CHANEL blush duo in Effect Tweed, $45,


NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Silk Road, $32,;

Free of shine but not flat, NARS Sheer Matte Foundation is a modern spin on matte. Perfect for normal to oily skin. $42,; The Photo Shoot matte emulsion creates a great palette for foundation—plus, it’s paraben-free. $38.50,

NARS Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, $24, Philosophy Superglossy Lipgloss SPF15 in Bare Your Soul, $16.50,

M·A·C Baroque Boudoir Compact/Sheer Mystery Powder, $60, M·A·C, Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup SPF15 Mineral Rich Formula shaves the mineral powder as you use it and provides flawless coverage. $32.50,;

Nails: glittering CHANEL Nail Color in Gondola, $23,

Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF15 enhances the lips’ natural tone. $22.50, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211

CND Color & Effects in Jade Sparkle is a sheer hue that can be layered under or over polish. $11, La Peer Beauty, 323-934-7500

a Hint of Mint

Let these exhilarating products transport you to what ancient Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny called “the garden of mint,” the very smell of which “recovers and refreshes our spirits…” —Dawn Shand Johnson FACE Pangea Egyptian Fennel with Rosemary & Mint Facial Cream, $18, pure

Sampar Ultra Hydrating Fluid, with mint and white lupine, $71,; Renée Rouleau Rosemary Mint Cleanser, $30.50,

Hair Badass Hair Wicked Mint Enriched Healing Conditioner, $18; Enriched Healing Shampoo, $15,

Nails Essie Mint Candy Apple, a crème de menthe nail lacquer, $8,




int has been used for centuries to help treat everything from itchy skin to sinus congestion. The essential oil of mint—menthol—contains numerous vitamins and minerals, such as folic acid, thiamine, calcium, and riboflavin. It has long been known for its healing and calming qualities. Mint’s natural peppermint aroma and cooling sensation, combined with its antioxidant properties, make it a unique beauty ingredient. In skincare, mint is used to fight free-radical damage, as well as to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. Mint also contains tannins, which fight odor-causing bacteria and prevent the formation of cavities. So whether you enjoy mint in a tasty mojito or a lip balm, it is an amazing little ingredient that is good for the body, inside and out. —Dr. Stuart H. Kaplan, M.D., creator of kaplanMD Skincare

LIPS Eos Lip Balm Sphere in Sweet Mint is all natural and USDA-certified organic. Rembrandt Whitening Mouthwash $3.29, with fluoride is infused with a blend of mints. $7.99,

New from Go Smile, Touch Up Ampoules available in watermelon mint, green apple, and fresh mint; pack of seven, $10;;

Bath by Bettijo Mint+Marjoram Organic All-Over Lotion, $36,

Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash, $8,

Éminence Cucumber Mint Massage Soufflé, $48,

BEAUTY ingredient: MINT


Red Flower Hammam Moroccan Mint Tea Silt Purifier, a cleansing wash based on traditional Moroccan mint tea, $32,

Saipua Coffee Mint soap with sweet almond oil, $8,

FRAGRANCE From Sweet Grass Farm, Chappy’s Mint Lip Balm in peppermint, $3.50,

Tsi-La Misaki Organic Eau de Parfum, with crushed mint, $125,

Duwop Twilight Venom, with wintergreen mint, $16,

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BEAUTY in the bag

gENLUXshop All in the Family

spoil mom, dad, and baby with these adorable finds. —Dawn Shand Johnson

MAKEUP Stila’s Smudge Pot Set can be used as a liner or smudged on lids to create a smoldering smoky eye. Colors include a brand-new violet. $32, Lorac Double Booked Full Face Collection, $55, only at M·A·C 5 Haute High Jinks Pigment, $32.50, M·A·C, Hollywood & Highland, 323-465-5030,

Cle de Peau Beauté’s Pallete Vintage, $125,; Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Chantecaille Holiday Rose Lip Balm Compact, $35,


Bobbi Brown Black Plum Deluxe Beauty Trunk, $500, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 2, with 16 shadows, $48, sephora. com;

Pacifica Spray Perfume gift set with five scents, $100,

Jurlique Lovable Skin Love Set includes a Rose Hand Cream and Love Balm, $45, ReVive Limited Edition Artbox is housed within a limited-edition objet d’art incorporating artwork from renowned wildlife artist Charley Harper. $550, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


Space NK Life Candles in Tomato Rhubarb, Patchouli Suede, Gingered Woods, Mandarin Grapefruit, and Midnight Jasmine, $30 each,

Zelens Skin Science Anti-Aging Essentials Set, $195,

BABY Give Dad everything he needs for a soothing shave: Zirh’s Shave Basics Kit, $39, or Zirh’s comprehensive Best Seller Kit, $49.

Play for men by Givenchy, 1.7oz, $53; 3.3oz, $71, Arcona Men all-natural, skincare with over 80% organic ingredients, $24–$52, Arcona Studio, 310-458-3800,

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Alford & Hoff Fragrance, with top notes of citrus and herbs; midnotes of sweet rum, vanilla, and tonka beans; and dry, down notes of golden molten amber. $125, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900;

Dionis Guess How Much I Love You Story Bag, $29.95,

Noodle & Boo Special Delivery Kit with cleansing cloths, essential-care kit, and a luxurious baby wash cloth, $35,

Baby Booties Kangaroo Classic Infant, $39.99, Finish Line, Beverly Center, 310-652-6889;

Hank & JoJo Retro Baby Tube Socks Set, made of bamboo and dyed with toxic-free dyes, four pairs, sizes 0–12, $30,

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BEAUTY sweet scents


New from Van Cleef & Arpels this holiday season: limited-edition Féerie Gold Pure Parfum, 30ml, $250, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900


From wonderful Daphne Guinness to Van Cleef & Arpels’ Féerie Gold Pure Parfum, this season offers a host of fresh, enticing fragrances. —By Dawn Shand Johnson Strange Invisible Perfumes Fire and Cream, with top notes of hydro-distilled orange and orange blossom; heart notes of tuberose, frankincense, and white lavender; and base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, and patchouli. $145, Strange Invisible Perfumes, Venice, 310-314-1505

La Prairie’s new Life Threads collection is the stuff of fantasies. The scents—Silver, Gold, and Platinum—are encased in unique bottles featuring sparkling threads of the same shade and inspired by life’s “entanglements, connections, and mysteries.” Silver is a woody floral; Gold, a spicy oriental; and Platinum, a chypre floral. 1.7oz, $125, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900; Nordstrom at The Grove, 323-930-2230

Daphne Guinness, with notes of orange, incense, saffron, Natorituberose, Eau de iris, rose, jasmine, Parfum Spray, aand patchouli, oud, amber, sparkly Oriental vanilla. $95, with rose petals, ylangylang, peony, jasmine, black patchouli, amber, and satin musk, 100ml, $110, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211 FlowerbyKenzo Essentielle is a powdery floral with rosa damascena, jasmine, musks, vanilla, and incense. 75ml, $92, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, 310-360-2851

Fragrance aficionados will want to snap up “a scent by Issey Miyake.” This woody floral marks the designer’s first new scent in 17 years. 100ml, $89, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211; Bloomingdale’s, Century City, 310-772-2100

From Donna Karan: Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition, a modern, enhanced version of the original fragrance, 1.7oz, $70,

Nouveau Paris Les Fleurs Blue Diamond Eau de Parfum, 3.4oz, $85,;

Rose The One by Dolce & Gabbana, a plush, oriental floral eau de parfum, Cynthia$90, French 75ml, Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, 310-360-2851

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From Annick Goutal: Mandragore Pourpre, a unisex fragrance with notes of bergamot, mint, star anise, amber rosemary, geranium, patchouli, and more, $80,

Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile, with a base of sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, and vanilla; notes of magnolia, bergamot, lemon, and citron; and a blend of rich flowers, jasmine, and tuberose. 3.4oz, $165, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400;

Stella McCartney STELLANUDE, with rose blossom, Moroccan rose, grapefruit, white peony blossom, pink pepper, Ugandan vanilla, and grey amber, 1oz, $43; 3.3oz, $81;

CHANEL’s Cristalle Eau Verte Eau de Toilette Concentrée is a lighter, more luminous version of the original, with magnolia, fresh citrus, and neroli. 3.4oz, $105,

Prada L’Eau Ambree, with top notes of citron; heart notes of rose; and dry, down notes of patchouli and vanilla. $117, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Photo: Marc Baptiste

fashion “rocs” Call it charisma. Call it charm. FASHION HOST Rocco Leo Gaglioti seems to have it. —KRISTI DUNN

Fashion’s newest “It Guy” is Rocco Leo Gaglioti, founder of the wildly popular Almost instantly upon its inception, the site ranked in the top 10 of the world’s 150 million fashion news sites. And within a few minutes of casual conversation over lunch at Sur in Beverly Hills, it becomes clear why Gaglioti—who has only 15 fashion seasons under his D&G belt—is fast on his way to becoming a household name. Gaglioti hit the ground running in 2004 with a foray into fashion hosting—a red-carpet interview with Anna Nicole Smith. Not bad for a rookie. The six-foot-four former model made it look easy—you’d never suspect he came from such humble, challenging beginnings. Gaglioti’s mother, who was born deaf, taught him sign language before he even learned to speak, and now, he radiates a warm, soulful intelligence. Coupled with ambition and sensitivity, that savvy has earned him the trust of the megastars with whom he regularly moves and shakes. “I treat people how I want to be treated,” he explains while sipping on his passion fruit iced tea.



He finds inspiration in Madonna and Sylvester Stallone, individuals who came from nothing, beat the odds, and rose to international stardom. “The cream will always rise to the top. If you have drive and passion and believe one hundred percent in what you are doing, you will always rise to the top,” Gaglioti says with the conviction of someone familiar with hard work and sacrifice. But what advice does this style sage have to give about fashion? “Keep it simple,” he says. “Accessories are important and can make or break an outfit.” He doesn’t favor any one designer, but cites Monarchy and Chado Ralph Rucci among his top picks. He has one gripe with the fashion industry: “I wish there were more choices for men.” He admires Carson Kressley’s style, and views Audrey Hepburn as the style icon for women. And he thinks that Lady Gaga “looked like a red French fry at the MTV Awards.” So what does he see when he looks into the proverbial Swarovski crystal ball? Television, for one thing. He doesn’t rule out hosting an existing show, or starring in a show of his own. Move over, Ryan Seacrest.

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opening presence


Henri Bendel Ball Gown pearl necklace, $198, 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 310-358-9378


Stock up on the season’s most fabulous finds at these new retail haunts, popping up everywhere from the O.C. to our very own Beverly Hills. —Francesca Forrester

Splendid has opened on Roberston Boulevard, filled with Splendid, Splendid Mills, Splendid Girl, and Splendid Littles. 111 S. Robertson Blvd, LA, 310-860-0334,

maker of extraordiUndrest entices locals with Montblanc’s new flagship store nary luggage for more than sweeter-than-sweet Brazilian panton Rodeo Drive offers men’s 100 years, has arrived. ies and bras, swimwear, and more and ladies’ timepieces, women’s 332 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, designed by Maria Paz Navales handbags, and its famed jew310-888-8686.Gilt 100 Year at their new boutique. eled writing instruments. 323 Groupe: Anniversary Topas Gold 32-inch 110 South Robertson Blvd, LA, North Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, Vera Wang case, $1420, 310-288-2110, 310-275-3665, Collection jacquard pleated pencil Henri Bendel’s trademark skirt, original brown and white stripes can finally call LA home. A New York City icon since 1895, the famedretail retailer price,is setting up shop, emphasizing gifts, accessories, and beauty—everything you need to fill the chicest of chic holiday stockings. 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 310-358-9378, $900; Gilt price, $200 Rimowa,

From Andrea Rossetto comes Sunset Plaza’s newest store, Code C, which features a welledited collection of lines including Cynthia Vincent, Mike & Chris, Gabriela Artigas, and Louver by Louis Verdad. One-of-a-kind Italian picture frames by Bussolari can be found in this posh space, which was designed by Rossetto’s wife and Code C creative director Marzia Rossetto. 8641 Sunset Blvd, LA, 310-652-0200, the popular nail salon is opening its second location in late January 2010 at Brentwood Village. 11712 Barrington Ct, LA, 310-295-0016,


It’s time to worship—the gods of fashion, that is!—in the vast open spaces of Church. From Rodney Burns and David Malvaney, this new boutique houses more than 50 lines of men’s and women’s clothing. 7277 Santa Monica Blvd, 323-876-8887, The new Michael Kors boutique at the Beverly Center, part of the brand’s aggressive strategy to open 100 stores by 2010, will boast 2,000 square feet filled with Michael, Michael Kors, handbags, shoes, watches, eyewear, and fragrance. 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 310-360-0980, The tri-level Brentwood Gardens is welcoming a unique hybrid of fashion and art, dubbed Fluxus. It resembles a clean, modern, minimalist airport, with suitcases in the front window and airplane-like windows surrounding the early spring 2010 Collection. You’ll find both men’s and women’s styles here, and the new line from Jeffrey Sebelia, winner of Project Runway Season 3. 11677 San Vicente Blvd, Ste. 109, LA, 310-207-5705,

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The wait is over for OC-based devotees of True Religion. Fashion Island welcomes its first boutique from the ever-hip denim-maker with over 2,352 square feet of denim, sportswear, handbags, footwear, swimwear, hats, eyewear, hosiery, socks, and fragrances—all surrounded by posh Venetian plaster walls with stone accents. 401 Newport Centre Drive, Newport Beach, 949-760-0209, Fashion Island is now home to Michael Stars. It’s stocked with the brand’s supersoft Ts, outerwear, dresses, and cashmere pieces. 1005 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949-999-0750, Fall in love with Miu Miu all over again at the brand’s sparkling new South Coast Plaza location. You’ll find the most up-to-date Miu Miu ready-towear, bags, footwear, accessories and eyewear collections. 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, 714-617-6927,



With these holiday purchases your gifts will give twice. —Francesca Forrester



Every breast-cancer survivor deserves a badge of honor. Support the survivors in your life with the

You can’t go wrong with the gift of Gucci. And this season, when you give Gucci, Gucci will give back—to Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, founded by Mary J. Blige in order to help women reach their full potential. For every stunning Gucci for F.F.A.W.N. Twirl watch sold, Gucci will give $100 to the foundation. Limited-edition black PVD with black diamonds Gucci for F.F.A.W.N. Twirl Watch, $1895, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451,


Lisa Stewart Survivor Bracelet,

$95, available at Kitson. Every Lisa Stewart Survivor Bracelet in gold or silver donates 25% of proceeds to The Breast Cancer Network of Strength and Y-ME. Kitson, LA, 310-859-2652,

3 Need a gift with a little sparkle? All year long, Tacori donates 10% of the proceeds from the Tacori Pink Ribbon necklace to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The elegant Tacori Pink Ribbon Necklace, $2090, is crafted in rose gold and accentuated with diamonds.

shop for a cause


The latest must-haves from Jimmy Choo both look amazing and benefit a very worthy cause, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. A vibrant limited-edition collection, Jimmy Choo’s Project PEP will donate 25% of net sales to the foundation, which will in turn support the Simelela Rape Centre in Cape Town. From left: Pep Witty flat, $425; Pep Filipa, $595; Pep Phoenix sandal, $475; Pep Look sandal, $975; Pep Zulu purse, $595; Pep tote, $995;


Give the gift of hope—in Juicy Couture’s signature shade of pink. One hundred percent of profits from the Juicy Robe, $98—which features a large “Choose Hope” logo on the front and ruffles on the sleeves and hem—supports the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


There’s a new reason to love TOMS shoes this season: the Cordones, $69, for men and women. Known for its “one for one” campaign, whereby each pair of shoes sold equates to a pair of shoes donated, TOMS has created the Cordones by adding a set of laces, a new silhouette, and a solid rubber sole. Now there’s a TOMS for every season.



Kiehl’s continues its longstanding tradition of supporting children’s charities with Kiehl’s Limited Edition Crème de Corps Holiday Collection benefiting RxArt. A

collaboration between Kiehl’s and the well-known artist KAWS, the collection lends a helping hand to children in need. One hundred percent of profits in the U.S. will support RxArt, which fosters creative expression in patients in pediatric hospitals. 1 liter, $70, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Santa Monica, 310-255-0055,

Six Scents: Series Two is a collection of six fragrances with one purpose: to inspire a desire to preserve nature. The 2,000-bottle limitededition line includes scents created by Phillip Lim, Henry Holland, Damir Doma, Henrik Vibskov, Richard Nicoll, and Taga and benefits Pro-Natura, which supports environmental sustainability programs. $95 each, Apothia, LA, 323-651-0239

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Line Release™ Face Serum Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts™ 8428 Melrose Place, Suite C, Los Angeles, CA 90069 323. 655. 7546

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The Le Mans– inspired Audi R8 4.2 features a visible engine compartment, available Carbon Fiber Sigma sideblades, and a prominent singleframe® grille. Starting at $114,200,

Crumbs Bake Shop Christmas cupcake, Gingerbread cupcake, Eggnog cupcake, $3.75 each, Crumbs Bake

Shop, Beverly Hills, 310-550-9811,

De Grisogono Be Eight white diamond and gold ladies’ watch, $102,800, de Grisogono, NY, 212-439-4220 Louis Vuitton City Guide 2010 European Cities Box Set, $130, 866-VUITTON,

Hemming My Way hem snap kit. Adheres to your pants hemline to easily change your pant length to fit your shoes, and back again. $22,

CHANEL fingerless gloves, $1158, CHANEL, Beverly Hills, 310-278-5500

Victoria’s Secret Damiani Harlequin Fantasy bra with 2,300 brilliant-cut white, champagne, and cognac-colored diamonds totaling approx. 150 carats, $3,000,000,

Dom Pérignon trio ouvert Vintage 2000, Rosé 1998, and Œnothèque 1995 in black gift box, $1250, Wally’s Wine & Spirits, LA, 310-475-0606

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Rimowa Topas Titanium Beauty Case, $850, Rimowa, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8686

Tod’s Italian Touch, a collection of photographs of people and moments in time that perfectly represent the best of “made in Italy,” $95, Taschen, Beverly Hills, 310-274-4300; by special order at Tod’s, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0591 or Tod’s, Costa Mesa, 714-556-0239;

Versace Medusa glass candles, $50, Versace, Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-205-3921, John Hardy macan silver bracelet, $2495, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900

Stefan Johansson Vaxjo Mark VIII F limited-edition watch, $13,500,

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Check out Artecnica’s candlesticks, or Francis Kurkdjian’s Les Bulles d’Agathe, delightful fragrances released as bubbles on the breeZe.—Shannon Bowen From Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Les Bulles d’Agathe, or Agatha’s Bubbles, add a hint of playfulness to any soirée. Inspired by Kurkdjian’s sixyear-old niece, they encourage even grownups to revel in the moment and marvel at the simple beauty of bubbles floating on the air. Available in pear, cold mint, and cut herbs; 1.5oz, $18,

Photo: Deborah Jones

With Visa’s Black Card and Back Card Concierge Service, the best of Beverly Hills is at your fingertips. Whether you’d like to dash up and down Rodeo Drive in an exotic car—your personal stylist in tow­­­—or have a fine-art gallery all to yourself for the afternoon, the sky’s the limit. But you’re not limited to the 90210; with the Black Card, fabulous experiences await you everywhere, whether it’s an Iron Chef competition or an amateur polo match with friends. Annual fee, $495; visit to apply.

Thomas Keller

Undeniably, fine lingerie has an element of fantasy about it, but Agent Provocateur’s new Soirée line—which creative director and founder Joe Corre calls the “ultimate luxury lingerie collection”—takes that notion to a whole new level. “It’s using the best fabrics and laces. It’s creating real fantasy outfits, real showgirl things— very ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ but really slick and really show-off,” he explains. Only available in limited quantities and select cities, Soirée ($190–$4900) marks Agent Provocateur’s biggest launch since the opening of its first boutique in 1994. Soirée includes stunning looks like the Gardinia range, $250–$1500, with layers of black and gold French leavers lace, and the Heloise corset, $4900, embellished with 2-inch metal spikes. Agent Provocateur, 7961 Melrose Ave, LA, 323-653-0229,

If you and your fellow Thomas Keller devotees fantasize about the chef ’s famed Yountville eatery, French Laundry, rest easy: You can now indulge in Keller’s French country cuisine right here in Beverly Hills, at his long-awaited bistro, Bouchon. Don’t miss the Poulet Rôti Grand-Mère, a roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes, button mushrooms, lardons, pearl onions, and winter savory jus, topped off with an exquisite glass of wine at Bar Bouchon. On the first floor of the building, Bar Bouchon offers small plates and a vast selection of wines by the glass. Bouchon and Bar Bouchon, 235 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-271-9910,

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Parfait with seafood or on their own as delectable aperitifs, Comtesse Michele Elyzabeth’s Grand Cru Millesime, $150, and Champagne Brut Rose, $65, are excellent for festive holiday toasts with friends and loved ones.

From innovative LA-based design firm Artectnica, this whimsical Wonderland candlestick is a delightful homage to the Lewis Carroll classic and adds a touch of fantasy to a holiday table setting. $45,

“A raging monster, divine, inhuman— a lion in front, a serpent behind, a goat between—and breathing fire.” Such was Homer’s description of the fantastic creature known as the Chimaera. As the legend goes, a young noble, Bellerophon, was ordered by King Iobates to slay the dreadful Chimaera. From astride his winged horse, Pegasus, Bellerophon killed the beast with a spear and won King Iobates’ daughter’s hand in marriage. Now you can catch a glimpse of this mythological creature and explore its life and afterlife at the Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu, where the Etruscan bronze masterpiece “The Chimaera of Arezzo” is on view through Feb. 8, 2010,

“The Chimaera of Arezzo,” about 400 BC, creator unknown; Etruscan; bronze; Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze, Florence, Italy, Image @ Soprintendenza per I Beni Archeologici della Toscana—Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Firenze. Photo by Ferdinando Guerrini.


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A sought-after collector’s item, Gérald Genta’s Octo Ultimate Fantasy wristwatch was created to celebrate none other than Mickey Mouse. The watch features tourbillon movement decorated entirely by hand, a transparent sapphire tourbillon bridge, an octagonal platinum case, a white-gold lacquered guilloché and cloisonné red-and-black dial, and of course, Mickey himself, seated on the tourbillon carriage. $179,500,



with luxurious and high-quality eco-friendly goods, there’s no need to sacrifice style for social responsibility. —Shannon Bowen and Dawn Shand Johnson Body Conscience’s offering to the earth is to do their part to preserve water with the 3-minute shower, body polishes, three-steps-in-one products that exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize...all in one. $75, Apothia at Fred Segal, 323-651-0239

We’re thrilled that Bamford, one of the U.K.’s chicest and most environmentally responsible brands, has landed on our shores, offering everything from impeccably styled women’s fashions and luxurious beauty products to eco-friendly delights like these Flower Blended candles. Crafted from sustainably harvested ingredients and boasting organic cotton wicks, they are available in Peace, Love, and Joy, and are sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus. $60 each, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900,

From LA-based Morris Organics, Avocate Skin Glow leaves skin glowing without imparting a sticky or shiny residue. 100% natural and organic, $45, morrisorganics. com

From the organic sugarcane that’s the foundation of this delicious rum to every element of its packaging, Cuca Fresca is green, green, green. Give it a whirl with the Confederado, created by Thomas Chadwick and perfect as a winter-weather warming cocktail: 1.5oz Cuca Fresca Pura Gold, .5oz Lairds Bonded Applejack, 1 tsp. Poire Williams Pear Brandy, 1 tsp. Rich Demerara Syrup, 2 dashes Angostura Bitters—stirred, strained into a chilled glass, and served up. Cuca Fresca Premium Cachaça, $22.99, and Cuca Fresca Pura Gold, $24.99,Vendome Wines & Spirits, 11555 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 818-766-5272

Coco-Zen chocolate body treats—from head-to-toe gift set, lips, scrubs, soaps, and lotions—are made of organic and fair-trade-certified ingredients. $40,

Planet Kid is a complete line of certified-organic toiletries for kids. $7–$14, Marie Mason Apothecary, 310-394-5710; Larchmont Beauty, 323-461-0162

Be gentle and green with your silks and satins with Soak, a no-rinse, eco-friendly solution for hand-washing delicate items. $1.25–$16, Planet Blue, Malibu, 310-317-8566

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From Aveda founder and environmentalist Horst Rechelbacher comes Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Health & Beauty, a line of phthalate-, synthetic- and petrochemical-free aromas, hair care and styling products, lip balms, and body cleansers, as well as an internal/external seed oil and antioxidant boost. $5.25–$50, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400;

Adorable as bookmarks or holiday decorations, Prismera’s Eco-friendly Ornaments are made of recycled stainless steel and come in the shape of pinecones, acorns, or maple seeds. $11 each, or three for $28,

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Jimmy Choo. The name alone has the power to inspire a frenzied lust unique to women who really, really, really love their shoes. It all began in 1996, when Tamara Mellon was working in London as accessories editor at British Vogue. Spotting a demand in the marketplace for sexy but wearable footwear, she approached East End–based couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo, and the two teamed up to found a boutique on London’s Motcomb Street. Shortly thereafter, in 1998, New York saw its first Jimmy Choo boutique, then Los Angeles in 1999. Hollywood’s young and stylish set quickly fell for the brand’s strappy sandals and chic flats, and it wasn’t long before Mellon had added handbags, small leather goods, and eyewear to Jimmy Choo’s offerings. In two clicks of a stiletto heel, a comprehensive luxury lifestyle label was born. Today, the company counts more than 100 locations spread across 32 countries—and countless women all over the world dreaming about Jimmy Choos. —Shannon L. Bowen


What’s in your carry-on? Blythe from our AW 09 Collection is great for the plane. It’s perfect for holding all my essentials: iPhone, BlackBerry, magazines, my Jimmy Choo Zilli makeup bag­ —and it still looks pulled together and chic. What’s on your iPod? I love a variation and mix of music, depending on the mood. Reading material? Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, a longstanding favorite. What are your packing essentials for LA? Lots of great and easy dresses that I can dress up or down with Jimmy Choo flats or highheeled sandals. To me, it’s all about accessories. What packing essentials do you recommend for friends visiting LA? Casual chic readyto-wear accompanied by key accessories and jewelry to create different looks for day and night. What’s the first thing you do to unwind? Take a bath and spend any spare time with my daughter.

Ramona, in black with gold triangular studs, $3195, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045


Stay in LA? The Beverly Hills Hotel or The Peninsula Have drinks? Cecconi’s FAVORITES IN LA:

Shops: Fred Segal, Decades, and other vintage stores Restaurants: Il Sole, the Polo Lounge, La Scala, and Mr. Chow Museums: LACMA, The Getty Beach: Malibu Time of year: Summer

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How do you make your hotel room feel more like home? Great scented candles and a photo of my daughter. Red-eye or morning flight? Morning flight. How do you look refreshed after a long flight? I try to sleep on the plane as much as possible, and when all else fails, a pair of oversized Jimmy Choo sunglasses does the trick. What do you wish New York had that LA has? Constant sunshine.

Keenan,in crushed patent, $995, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045 Odette, $2095, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045

Jazz, in black grainy calf, $995, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045


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