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alike. And what celebs! Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and even former President Ronald Reagan were all regulars. There were some highly “irregular” types as well—mobster Bugsy Siegel was gunned down an hour after leaving the shop, in 1947. Clean shaven, of course. Today, the barbershop-

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34 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER 36 // THE LIST 39 // INVITED

Polo star/stud Nacho Figueras rides into town.

46 // AND THE AWARD GOES TO… The 30th annual AFI Fest kicks off awards season mania.

48 // LET’S MAKE A MEAL! A new guard of Industry lunch spots caters to wheelers and dealers.

50 // ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT Two low-key museums serve up big-name art of the highest order.

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52 // THE KEYS TO HEAVENLY For LA’s pay-it-forward fashion brand, The Giving Keys, charity begins with jewelry.

54 // SUGAR AND SPICE Sip, don’t shoot! The new batch of tequilas grows up.

56 // ALL THE WORLD’S A FAIR Ab-fab fair Art Basel Miami Beach turns the corner on 15 years bigger and bolder than ever.

STYLE 61 // VIVA ROMA! Karl Lagerfeld marshals high-fashion temple Fendi into its tenth decade.

64 // KING PINS The smallest pieces—what’s in a pocket, on a wrist, flicked between the fingers—make the biggest impression.

68 // SHOE-IN Footwear fetishista Paul Andrew steps up his game.

58 // THE GUIDE Indulge in the very best of LA arts and dining with our inside track to the city’s hot spots.

70 // FULL HOUSE Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen bring it on home for their first LA boutique.

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74 // LIGHTS, CAMERA… WATCH! Hamilton’s Behind The Camera Awards are back to celebrate cinema’s best.

76 // DES-IRABLE Two “it” designers partner up on a fall fashion staple.

78 // STAR POWER Galaxy guy Robbie Rogers reinvents a H’wood classic.

79 // LEADING LADIES Pairing fashion with philanthropy, LA brand Dôen cries gal power!

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FEATURES 82 // SOLO BRO Can teen idol-turned-pop prince Nick Jonas achieve that (nearly) impossible dream: Hollywood superstardom? He says Yes.

88 // BOYS TOWN This season, sporty + street = cardio chic.

SPACE 97 // LA VIE EN ROSES A man for all Four Seasons, Jeff Leatham trades Paris chic for LA cheek.

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100 // HOME RUNNERS

Lands’ End’s updated Canvas Collection dresses LA men in old-school cool.

Design duo dynamos Jason and Laura O’Dell keep it all in the family.

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101 // H’WOOD DE VINE!

The city’s uniform du jour gets majorly revamped.

Can SBE redefine residential glamour?

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On fame and fraternity: Nick Jonas, the more “serious” of the Jonas boys, goes from pop stardom to H’wood box office this fall with indie release Goat.

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102 // MAKING MOVES With the purchase of the famed Bailey House, Aussie designer Lorna Jane Clarkson embarks on a new LA adventure.

104 // 21ST CENTURY FOXY Century City gets a sexy new resi-addition with the towering Ten Thousand.

105 // VENI, VIDI, VENICE! Venice gal-on-the-go Tami Halton Pardee shares her insider tips on the best beach-chic spots.

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BOYS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN. Says who? From time immemorial, “real” men have been programmed to define themselves by their careers. Even in our current PC-perfect, anti-stereotype-loving, warm-and-fuzzy society, guys need to rule the workspace first and foremost. If Hillary Clinton wins the Oval Office (God willing), can we ever be comfortable with Bill in the First Gentleman’s Office, sitting on the phone with the White House chef planning state dinners? In America, testosterone is ingrained (with all due respect to genderless-loving Denmark, Netherlands, and the like). In this issue, we celebrate machismo, baby! Our cover star, Nick Jonas (see “Solo Bro,” page 82), may be a little too young and a little too pretty, but he’s got some type-A cojones. Not content with his not-so-little music career, Jonas is going big-time Hollywood this year with his critically acclaimed role in Andrew Neel’s Goat, which got rave reviews at Sundance. Jonas has graciously agreed to be a presenter at Los Angeles Confidential’s upcoming Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, in which we celebrate the guys (and, yes, the gals)

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who make movie magic… behind the scenes. Past presenters have included Harrison Ford, Anne Hathaway, and Quentin Tarantino. We look forward to Mr. Jonas receiving an award in the coming years. One superstar you may not yet have heard of (unless you’re French, that is) is Jeff Leatham, who is the new flower guy at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills (see “La Vie en Roses,” page 97). Flowers? How girly! Think again. Leatham, a good-looking Mormon/ cowboy type from Ogden, Utah, drifted into floral design, almost by accident, twenty years ago at the same hotel. His signature bigger-than-life art-piece arrangements quickly landed him a job at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, where he instantly became a celebrity. In fact, his over-the-top installations put that legendary hotel on the Paris tourist map and even garnered the Yankee a coveted Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from France’s snooty Ministry of Culture. That gloire still shining bright, Leatham is back to his LA roots to inject a little magic into one of our city’s premier hotels. It’s funny about guys and careers and ambition—all the twists and turns (and dives!) as we plant our pole here

and there, grappling for success. It takes perseverance. Thirty-five years ago, I landed a gig as bartender at a legendary nightclub in New York called Régine’s. Before Studio 54, it was the watering hole of the bi-continental swell set (the King of Sweden and Portrait of a bartender, 1981. Diana Ross were my regulars… you get it). Somehow, through that mysterious, only-in-New York confluence of events and connections, I landed my first publishing job. For years afterward, bosses like Andy Warhol and Graydon Carter always introduced me as “that bartender from Régine’s.” That used to irritate me. But I’ve come to own—and celebrate—my first career foray. To this day, and many “big” jobs since, it’s the most money I ever earned. All cash. Cheers to Régine’s. Cheers to manpower.

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from left: Cheers to our Summer Art Series/ Urban Art tour with Beam Suntory’s Paul Zahn; celeb-rating flower power guy Jeff Leatham’s bold new look for the Four Seasons Beverly Hills at Los Angeles.


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from left: Celebrating the ninth Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in LA with Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and Hamilton Global CEO Sylvain Dolla; greeting the star-studded crowd on behalf of Los Angeles Confidential, which produced the event; with presenter Matthew Goode and film composer (and Oscar winner) Alexandre Desplat.

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where a whirlwind of awards season activities take off. To pull back the curtain a bit, the awards race can be a grueling and costly branding exercise during the crucial “for your consideration” nomination and voting periods, often deploying multiple PR and marketing teams along with countless promotional strategies—from special screenings and splashy events to lavish gifting and aggressive lobbying. Few films can coast to an Oscar without engaging in these important industry rituals. One of the first keystone events to officially open the season is our own Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards on November 6, produced by Los Angeles Confidential, securing more than one billion global media impressions. Next up is the AFI Fest on November 10 and, right on its heels, the Academy’s Governors Awards on

November 12. Moving into high season, 2017 brings us the Golden Globes on January 8, the SAG awards on January 29, the Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, and—finally!—the Academy Awards on February 26. For those in the industry, the march to Oscarland is nothing if not fatigue-inducing. Then again, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. estimates that the Academy Awards contribute more than $130 million to the local economy each year—so, for that, we’ll give a standing ovation!

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In an entertainment-fueled town like Los Angeles, there is no time more critical than awards season. Officially beginning with the Venice and Toronto film festivals each fall, the studios kick into high gear, generating buzz in the hunt for that oh-so-coveted Academy Award. Given that simply landing an Oscar nomination can achieve a box office bump worth tens of millions of dollars, it’s understandable why awards season campaigning has become such big business. For industry insiders like voting guild members, studio executives, and journalists, these early festivals offer preview opportunities and set the stage for what will most likely become the most prestigious films of the year. Once the international festivals conclude, the industry turns all of its attention once again to LA,


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Bing Chen

Dianne Quirante

Elena Alikhanian

David Eshaghian

Hannah Townsend

Leonard H. Kim

Helen Sadigh

Michael Todd

Tiffany Farahnik

Matthew George

Emilia Fonda

Xander Oxman

Ron Cotta

Anna Wilhelmsen

Elizabeth Much

Sam Kim

Shelby Callas

Sheela Shouhed

Will Carter

Brian Smith

Michael Altneu

Adriel Darvish

Sophia Savy

Mallory Moody

Nikolay Tevekeliyski

Andrew Blackmon

Robert Shapiro

Jeff Cruttenden

Anderson Paak

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Joshua Sisk

Brittany Hershkowitz

Christina Canseco

Andrea Vartanian

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Feeling the Sting! An A-list crowd danced to the legendary artist’s many hits at the alfresco private concert, while raising more than $750,000 for Oceana.

Sting and Oceana presented an intimate concert under the stars, with Los Angeles Confidential as media sponsor, to raise awareness about the health of our oceans.

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Sting took the stage to perform at the A-list event while encouraging the crowd to dance the night way. Charlie Day, June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, and Baron Vaughn

Sting performed many of his greatest hits for guests, which included Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, and Paul Scheer, who were treated to specialty cocktails provided by Nolet’s Silver Gin, Ketel One, and St. Raphaël apéritif. The star-studded event was sponsored by Panerai watches and raised $750,000 for Oceana’s Save the Oceans, Feed the World campaign.

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Sam Waterston, Keith Addis, and Ted Danson

Loree Rodkin and Jerry Moss

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Karin An Rijlaarsdam and Daniya Mussina

Paul Zahn and Roberto Loppi

Los Angeles Confidential launched its Summer Arts Series by inviting an intimate group to cool off from the summer heat at the Japanese American National Museum. Guests were privy to a private after-hours tour of “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” with the exhibit’s curator and Asian art specialist Meher McArthur. Midori cocktails and a tasting of Suntory Whiskey Toki followed in the museum’s outdoor garden, where guests learned how to fold their own origami like a pro.

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Curator and Asian art specialist Meher McArthur led a guided tour of “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami.”

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LAND MIDSUMMER FÊTE

Thao Nguyen, Mark Fluent, and Rob Rubna

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) Midsummer Fête art auction and cocktail party took place with the support of Los Angeles Confidential, Sauza 901 tequila, Midori, and Basil Hayden’s. The annual event gathered artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts at the A. Quincy Jones–designed home of Shulamit Nazarian in Holmby Hills. Notable attendees included Tina Perry of OWN, artists Amir H. Fallah and Jeremy Kost, gallerist/collector Kelsey Lee Offield, and CAA’s Thao Nguyen. Many of the works auctioned were created especially for LAND’s event, which benefited the contemporary public art nonprofit.

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Many of the artists who donated works to the auction attended to support LAND.

Jeremy Kost and Sarah Jane Bruce

Amir Fallah and Jessica Lopez

Shulamit Nazarian and Shamim Momin

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLEN LING (SUMMER ARTS SERIES); JOSHUA BLANCHARD/PMC (LAND). OPPOSITE PAGE: ERIC MINH SWENSON AND GINA CLYNE (ANGEL ART BENEFIT); ALLEN LING (SUMMER ART SERIES)

Jessica Trent and Kelly Lamb


Thomas Duncan, Alex Couri, and Tim Fleming

Richard Ayoub and John Gile

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Laurie Ziegler and Justine Bateman

The 20th anniversary of Angel Art was held at NeueHouse in Hollywood with Los Angeles Confidential as the media sponsor. The annual event featured 45 works of art, including pieces from Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, and Gerhard Richter. Guests included Richard Ayoub, Alex Couri, John Gile, Justine Bateman, and Tim Fleming, and Executive VP and Chairman of Sotheby’s Americas Andrea Fiuczynski served as auctioneer. Through the generous donations of art from artists, galleries, and art collectors, Project Angel Food raised $350,000, which will go directly toward its mission to feed and nourish the sick as they battle critical illnesses.

This year’s auction featured works by artists such as Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, and Gerhard Richter.

Andrea Fiuczynski and Timothy Corrigan

Oliver Drakeford and Jonathan London

Sonya Roth and Gillian Wynn

Mat Gleason

Kaycee Olsen and Alexis Johnson Le Guier

SUMMER ART SERIES IN DTLA ARTS DISTRICT Los Angeles Confidential concluded its Summer Arts Series with an exclusive art walk led by renowned curator Mat Gleason. The guided walking tour featured Downtown’s Arts District and its many stunning murals. Starting off at Eat.Drink. Americano, guests were treated to light bites and specialty cocktails featuring Midori melon liqueur and Basil Hayden’s whiskey. The tour stopped at seven different murals, all of which display a cross-section of the city’s diversity and urban culture that make the neighborhood a unique LA hot spot.

Sydney Holland and Joseph Mannis

Bob Cohen and Kathleen Scheinfeld

Simon and Iris Nofar

Curator Mat Gleason pointed out Peace Goddess by Shepard Fairey as part of the art crawl.

Connie Gandia and Jillian Junia

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Joie de VeuVe! Polo star/stud Nacho Figueras rides into town for the sParkling event of the season. By Ramona SaviSS

photography by robert Marquardt/getty IMages

This fall, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to Will Rogers State Historic Park for a star-studded day of champions and all things Champagne-chic. In an exclusive interview, cohost and Black Watch team captain Nacho Figueras talks bringing polo to the masses (more than 5,000 fans are set to swarm this year’s VCPC), pairing sport with style, and galloping through LA. Tickets $75–$400. October 15; vcpoloclassic.com On this year’s VCPC: I love seeing enthusiasm for polo increase each year. And the launch of Veuve Clicquot Rich [a mixology-inspired Champagne] will add a new twist to the day! On playing in LA: Will Rogers is the last remaining [public] polo field in the country! Playing where Walt Disney, Clark Gable, and other classic Hollywood celebrities explored their passion for polo is an honor. On pairing polo with fashion: Polo’s rich history includes the influence of royalty and aristos, who turned the polo field into a [catwalk]. The fashion tradition still exists today—all guests are encouraged to show off their best [looks]. On LA style: It has an ease to it, but is very polished: Angelenos are always dressed to impress. On extra-equine activities: I like going to the beach… and to karaoke parties!

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Vogue hombre: Argentinian hottie Nacho Figueras cohosts and stars in the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic games in Los Angeles and New York, all while riding in high style as a top Ralph Lauren model.

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175,3000 The shortest film, in seconds, ever shown at AFI Fest: 2012’s UFO.

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people attended the 2015 festival, including stars such as power couple #Brangelina, who premiered their film By the Sea.

“AFI’S MISSION IS TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF CINEMA, AS WELL AS TO HONOR THE ARTISTS WHO CONTINUE TO INSPIRE FILMMAKERS AROUND THE WORLD.”—JACQUELINE LYANGA, DIRECTOR, AFI FEST November 10–17; afi.com/afifest

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LET’S MAKE A MEAL! A NEW GUARD OF INDUSTRY LUNCH SPOTS CATERS TO WHEELERS AND DEALERS WITH AN APPETITE FOR POWER. BY RAMONA SAVISS

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To live and dine in LA: Heavyweight H’wood power lunches are more artful than ever thanks to the sleek environs of Paley (HERE AND LEFT) and the all-star fare of The Guild (RIGHT AND TOP LEFT) and Kali (ABOVE).

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL JACOBSON (KALI); DYLAN + JENI (PALEY); DUSTIN DOWNING (THE GUILD)

While classic chopped salads and trendy bowls still reign on LA lunch menus, there’s a new crop of restaus shaking up the power lunch game for Hollywood heavyweights. In Culver City, the fare is Koreancasual: Just a few minutes from Sony Studios, Hanjip (hanjip.com)—from the guys behind Terrine—hosts studio execs with Korean barbecue, elevated sides such as bone marrow corn cheese, and boozy watermelon soju (served in a showstopping half watermelon). And when A-list chef Roy Choi was looking for Kogi BBQ’s (kogibbq.com) first standalone space, he landed in nearby Palms, a 15-minute stroll from the Sony lot. Across town (and down the block from Paramount Pictures), Kali (kalirestaurant.com) stages the power lunch as a fine dining experience thanks to chefs Kevin Meehan (L’Orangerie, Patina) and Drew Langley (Providence). “We let guests feel at ease,” says Meehan. “[We want] that ‘power lunch’ meeting to be comfortable and fun.” And WeHo’s tony Sunset Plaza welcomes a gaggle of newcomers, including aptly named The Guild (theguildla.com), housed inside SAG headquarters, Tocaya Organica (tocayaorganica.com), recognizable by its lunchtime lines, and Estrella (estrellasunset.com), in the IAC building. Further east, in Hollywood, power players converge over sky-high burgers and all-day fare at Paley (paleyhollywood.com), directly across from members-only club Neuehouse, where the industrymeets-techie set work—and play.


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absolutely abstract this fall, two low-key museums are serving up big-name art of the highest order. by murat Oztaskin

While LA’s mega-museums are no strangers to art-world attention, two of the city’s less mainstream institutions are crashing the art party with knockout exhibitions. In “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.,” running October 7 through March 12, 2017, the Skirball Cultural Center (2701 N.

Sepulveda Blvd., LA, 310440-4500; skirball.org) chronicles the NY artist’s pivotal time in LA, particularly his collaboration with print shop Gemini G.E.L. The 70-plus works on view illustrate, in fine-art fashion, LA’s midcentury “print renaissance,” says associate curator Bethany Montagano.

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By focusing on pop culture and printing multiple editions of each work, Lichtenstein helped democratize art by making it more accessible, “a social movement, in which [everyone] could participate,” says Montagano. “Lichtenstein changed the mode.” The same could be said of

Pablo Picasso, whose undersung lithographs find the light in “States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960” at Norton Simon Museum (411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-449-6840; nortonsimon.org), running October 14 through February 13, 2017. The exhibition showcases 86 pieces—many

on view for the first time in decades. “That we’re able to show so many prints in every state [means we can] trace the evolution of Picasso’s compositional thought,” says associate curator Emily Beeny. As Picasso himself opined, “We must show all the pictures that may be underneath the picture.”

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Pop goes the easel! “It’s a quintessential Pop Art moment,” says curator Bethany Montagano of Reverie, 1965, by Roy Lichtenstein, one of more than 70 of the artist’s print works on view at the Skirball.


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THE KEYS TO HEAVENLY FOR THE GIVING KEYS, CHARITY BEGINS WITH FASHION. BY RAMONA SAVISS

Caitlin Crosby founded her jewelry brand, The Giving Keys, to help people transition out of homelessness. She did so by enlisting the homeless to help engrave inspirational words on spare keys she would then turn into necklaces. “I came up with the pay-it-forward concept, so you get your engraved key and pass it on to someone who needs it more than you,” says Crosby, 34, a singer/ songwriter-turned-entrepreneur who grew up in showbiz (her father is an A-list Hollywood manager). Once the wearer of a key fulfills its message by overcoming adversity, they pass it on to someone else, while sharing their own story on the Giving Keys website. Today, as the brand launches a Matte Black men’s key ($42), its jewelry is

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sold in more than 1,200 stores worldwide and boasts a strong celeb fan base, including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, and Taylor Swift. This fall, as part of Homelessness Awareness Month, The Giving Keys will also partner with nonprofits around the country that focus on different areas of homeless support (youth, veteran, mentally ill); launch a second pop-up shop at The Grove; and promote a larger do-good campaign locally by commissioning street art around the city. The charitable Giving Keys also continues its partnership with the nonprofit Chrysalis to help hire and vet homeless people and place them at its Arts District warehouse—currently, the brand has helped 46 individuals (and counting!). Heavenly indeed. thegivingkeys.com

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“THE GIVING KEYS IS MY REBELLION FROM GROWING UP IN THE INDUSTRY, WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING RICH AND FAMOUS WITHOUT BEING FULFILLED.”—CAITLIN

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRAVIS SCHNEIDER (CROSBY); KENZIE KATE (BELIEVE NECKLACE); LYDIA MURTY (CREATE NECKLACE)

Unlock your heart: The Giving Keys founder, Caitlin Crosby (BELOW LEFT), launches the Matte Black key necklace for men this season as part of her Rebels With a Cause campaign to pay-it-forward.


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sugar and spice Sip, don’t Shoot! the new batch of tequilaS growS up.

The age of añejo: As master distillers begin aging tequila longer, the rise of extra-añejos is placing Mexico’s national spirit on the top shelf amongst whiskeys and Cognacs—and in rocks glasses as straight-no-chaser sippers.

When it comes to fine sippers to savor, spirits aficionados have long reached for premium whiskeys or Cognacs. But it may be time to add a new category to the sipping canon: tequila. That’s right, tequila. From artisanal new-crop distilleries to established, world-famous brands, master tequila distillers have begun barrel-aging the blue agave–based spirit for years, allowing the wood to layer rich notes of vanilla and caramel atop

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agave’s natural spice. But what exactly makes for a sipping tequila? “First and foremost it cannot be fiery,” explains Tad Carducci, bar consultant and author of A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails. “But the tequila has to have an intensity of flavor, and it should offer a long, lingering finish.” Consider, for example, Dulce Vida Extra Añejo ($160 for 750 ml), aged for five years in Napa Valley wine barrels, which impart juicy, round, fruity notes.

Meanwhile, Herradura Selección Suprema Extra Añejo ($350) offers soft, Cognac-like flavors of stone fruit and hazelnut. And Gran Patrón Piedra ($400), the brand’s firstever extra-añejo, is a silky, rounded sipper with plenty of caramel and spice. Interest in premium tequilas is on the rise, says Chantal Martineau, tequila expert and author of How the Gringos Stole Tequila: The Modern Age of Mexico’s Most Traditional Spirit. Thanks in part to celeb-

backed brands, “people are associating tequila with sophistication and style.” Furthering that association, she says, is the continued rise of Mexican cuisine. While these selections are delicious on their own, is it okay to mix a high-end tequila into a cocktail? “Of course!” Martineau affirms. However, for pricier bottles, skip the prickly pear margaritas, she suggests, and “make a stirred, spirit-forward cocktail that really lets the tequila shine.”

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Sweet Basel! (from left): Highlights from last year’s fair included artwork from Alighiero Boetti; the Positions Sector; and a booth dedicated to the work of Michael Craig-Martin.

Parties, talks, and film screenings (right) break up the gallery-hopping. left: Works by Alexander Calder and Frank Stella (from foreground) in the Galleries sector.

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PhotograPhy © art Basel

’Texts for nothing’ Samuel Beckett, in play, 2010, by Joseph Kosuth. left: A Pope.L performance piece. right: Beautiful Day, 2015, by Paola Pivi


all the world’s a fair as Art bAsel miAmi beAch Turns The corner on 15 years, The ab-fab global arT fesT is bigger, beTTer, and bolder Than ever. By Betsy F. perry

Art Basel Miami Beach remains a magnet for the world’s top art aficionados, continuing to grow in significance and popularity as the fair moves into its middle teens. “Every show is marked by the high quality of galleries participating,” says Art Basel’s Director Americas, Noah Horowitz. “However, this year also affords an opportunity to look back at the show’s past 15 years, including Art Basel’s tremendous impact on Miami and growth of international engagement with the art scenes across the Americas.” Beginning with by-invitation-only VIP events on Wednesday, November 30—which bring out majorleague collectors—and opening to the public on Thursday, December 1, ABMB will bring together 270 galleries from 30 countries. The fair also anticipates even more visitors than the 77,000 who attended the five-day fest in 2015, including the usual boldfaced names— with bank accounts to match—such as seasoned art shoppers Leonardo DiCaprio, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. As the fair has grown, so have the distinct sectors, which currently include Galleries, Nova, Positions,

Survey, Edition, Film, Kabinett, and Public, featuring outdoor installations and larger-scale works. In addition to world-famous galleries like Gagosian, Marian Goodman, and Michael Werner, ABMB will welcome 22 first-time exhibitors, including 12 from the Americas, six from Europe, and four from Asia. “We have some very exciting galleries participating in the Miami Beach show for the first time,” says Horowitz, “from Gaga Fine Arts in Mexico and Leo Xu Projects in China to Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium and Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M in Italy, [as well as] Di Donna and Callicoon Fine Arts in New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art and Various Small Fires in Los Angeles.” Adds Horowitz, “I personally always enjoy getting to know new artists presented in Nova and Positions. Rita Ponce de León and Ishmael Randall Weeks at Ignacio Liprandi [gallery] and Max Hooper Schneider with High Art [gallery] come to mind.” ABMB also offers public film screenings, talks, and tours, but much of the energy comes from the hustle and bustle of visitors wandering in and out of galleries or refueling at one of the strategically placed cafés, where eavesdropping on whopper deals—semi-sotto voce—adds to the excitement. It’s all part of the hype that attracts the world’s gaze toward ABMB, a fair at the forefront of premier high-octane events in the art world, and one held in a city that thrives on celebrity. November 30 through December 4, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL; artbasel .com/miami-beach

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scene: THe guide indulge in the very best of l.A. Arts And dining with our inside trAck to the city’s hot spots.

The Broad discover prominent post-war and contemporary art at the broad, a sprawling museum founded by philanthropists eli and edythe broad to showcase their expansive private collection. 221 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213-2326200; thebroad.org

Geffen Playhouse

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for an intimate theatrical experience, catch a show at lA’s nonprofit geffen playhouse, which has hosted notable actors like Annette bening, neil patrick harris, Martin short, and many others. 10886 Le Conte Ave., LA, 310-208-2028; geffenplayhouse.com

The GeTTy CenTer perched atop a hill overlooking its famed central garden, the getty center offers exquisite european and American art against a backdrop of modern design and breathtaking city views. 1200 Getty Center Dr., LA, 310-440-7300; getty.edu

Grammy museum for music enthusiasts, the grammy Museum is a mustsee, presenting interactive exhibits that celebrate music’s creative process, the art and technology behind

making records, and the history of the grammy Awards. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. A245, LA, 213-7656800; grammymuseum.org

MocA offers an ambitious array of exhibitons and educational programs. 250 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213-6266222; moca.org

GriffiTh oBservaTory

universal sTudios

seated majestically atop Mount hollywood, the iconic griffith observatory offers guests a close look at the cosmos through telescopes, exhibits, and live shows. 2800 E. Observatory Road, LA, 213-473-0800; griffith observatory.org

hammer museum the most high-profile of uclA’s three public-arts institutions, westwood’s hammer Museum features cutting-edge lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances in addition to a rotating roster of internationally renowned exhibitions. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 310-443-7000; hammer.ucla.edu

laCma standing as the largest art museum on the west coast, lAcMA offers Angelenos a look at more than 120,000 works, spanning from antiquity to the present day. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 323-857-6000; lacma.org

moCa housing significant and challenging contemporary art created after 1940,

A consistently popular hollywood attraction, this theme park invites residents and tourists to go behind the scenes of a working movie studio and experience heart-racing rides that pay tribute to blockbuster films. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 800-8648377; universalstudios hollywood.com

Wallis annenBerG nestled in the heart of beverly hills, the wallis Annenberg center for the performing Arts offers first-rate theater, dance, and music in a magnificent 70,000-square-foot venue. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-246-3800; thewallis.org

Dining alimenTo A soulful italian restaurant with small and large plates, Alimento is also known for its handcrafted pastas and extensive wine list. 1710 Silver Lake Blvd., LA, 323-9282888; alimentola.com

BesTia head downtown to bestia, a

Bon AnniversAire! in 1991, a tight-budget staging of Shakespeare’s Hamlet brought a group of talented actors and a receptive audience intimately together.  one hundred and sixty-five productions, dozens of awards and nominations, a doubled seating capacity, and countless standing ovations later, A Noise Within celebrates its 25th anniversary this September. enrich your la theater experience and watch the critically acclaimed company’s six-play season unfold onstage in Pasadena this fall. 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 626-356-3100; anoisewithin.org —crystal nguyen

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Past Red Bull Sound Select performers have included Tink and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells.

multi-regional Italian dining destination helmed by the husband-and-wife team of chef Ori Menashe and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis. 2121 E. Seventh Pl., LA, 213-5145724; bestiala.com

Craig’s Known for its honey-truffle chicken, this elegant eatery is a hot spot for celebrity sightings. 8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-2761900; craigs.la

Cut True to its name, this Wolfgang Puck steakhouse, located within The Beverly Wilshire, is a cut above. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-276-8500; wolfgangpuck.com

gjelina A Venice staple, this favorite Westside brunch spot focuses on veggie-loaded farm-to-table plates. 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-450-1429; gjelina.com

il pastaio Snag a table outside of Il Pastaio, part of the Drago family of top-notch Italian restaurants, for primo people-watching in the heart of Beverly Hills. 400 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-205-5444; giacominodrago.com

Calling all music fans! This year’s 30 Days in LA showcases some of Southern California’s best musicians with nightly performances throughout the month of November. Presented by Red Bull Sound Select and staged at various LA venues (mainly in and around Downtown), the roster of primo performers features headliners such as HAIM, Chet Faker, and Sophie + Charlie XCX. Get your tickets early, as the annual fest is known to sell out! redbullsound  select.com/30days  — crystal nguyen

jon & vinnY’s A casual LA favorite, Jon & Vinny’s treats visitors to pastas and hand-tossed pizzas in an inviting environment. Insider tip: Order the meatballs. 412 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 323-3343369; jonandvinnys.com

luCques From award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and notable sommelier Caroline Styne, Lucques is the epitome of elevated California cuisine. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-655-6277; lucques.com

nobu malibu The view from Nobu Malibu is almost as acclaimed as the waterfront restaurant’s sky-high-quality sushi. 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-317-9140; noburestaurants.com

otium A French Laundry alum, chef Tim Hollingsworth serves rustic American food from a wood-burning oven at this elegantly designed restau steps from The Broad museum. 222 S. Hope St., LA, 213-935-8500; otiumla.com

the polo lounge This LA institution, inside the famed Beverly Hills Hotel, is

an A-list hot spot famous for its McCarthy salad, soufflés, and Sunday jazz brunch. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-887-2777; dorchestercollection.com

providenCe Chef Michael Cimarusti’s dedication to sustainability and fresh ingredients makes uber-fancy Providence a top LA destination for seafood lovers. 5955 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-460-4170; providencela.com

république Communal tables, modern French fare, plus a bakery and cocktail bar make République a truly unique bistro. 624 S. La Brea Ave., LA, 310-362-6115; republiquela.com

trois meC The chic and quaint Trois Mec offers a constantly changing five-course tasting menu, and operates on a special ticketing system for its hard-to-get reservations. 716 N. Highland Ave., LA, 323-468-8915; troismec.com

POP-UP IN PALM SPRINGS! Imagine the perfect convergence of art and architecture. Imago Galleries – which more closely resembles a boutique museum than private art gallery – opens an exhibition for UK based artist Mauro Perucchetti this fall. In addition to the pigmented resin and Swarovski crystal embellished art works for which he is known, IMAGO will debut Jewels – the artist’s collection of wearable art. Luxury Therapy is one of several scintillating designs (a jewel encrusted heart-shaped hand grenade is perfect for the holidays). Imago Galleries is a state-of-the-art facility that is quickly becoming the Desert’s premier party venue while attending Desert Trip, Coachella, Stagecoach and beyond.

union Led by chef Bruce Kalman, Union serves traditional Northern Italian fare in an upscale space. 37 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626-795-5841; unionpasadena.com

Imago Galleries 45450 Highway 74, Palm Desert 760.776.9890 www.imagogalleries.com

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VIVA ROMA! COUTURE KAISER ARL LAGERFELD MARSHALS THE ITALIAN CAPITAL’S HIGH FASHION TEMPLE INTO ITS TENTH DECADE.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY VENTURELLI/WIREIMAGE (MODELS, JENNER); VICTOR VIRGILE/GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES (STATUE, LAGERFELD); COURTESY OF FENDI (SKETCH)

BY KRISTIN YOUNG

“Fendi is Italian to its core,” says longtime creative director Karl Lagerfeld. “It’s not only Italian, it’s Roman.” The wonderfully prolific Lagerfeld, who has been at the helm of Fendi for longer than many of us have been alive— since 1965—claims it’s easy to differentiate the Italian collection from those of Chanel and his namesake label, the other two fashion houses under his direction. “I don’t have one personality, I have three,” the designer muses. “Fendi is my Italian version, Chanel my French version, and Lagerfeld is my own version. I never made something that looked like Chanel at Fendi and never made something that looked like Fendi at Chanel, because both have a [separate] identity.” There is perhaps no greater tribute to Fendi’s quintessential romanità than the staging of its 90th anniversary fashion show upon Rome’s Trevi fountain in July. Models literally walked on water—an illusion created by a clear platform placed over the newly-restored fountain and pool—revealing a collection inspired by illustrations of legends and fairy tales. “Very romantic, but modern at the same time,” says Lagerfeld of the collection, which comprised whimsical, flowing dresses, many with

Fountain of inspiration: Kendall Jenner (ABOVE RIGHT) was among the models who walked on water during Fendi’s Fall 2016 couture fashion show, which was staged on the Trevi Fountain in Rome. HERE: Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, who oversee the brand’s designs, walk the runway. LEFT: Lagerfeld’s sketch of the fountain.

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The Fendi Five: The Fendi sisters took over the company from their parents, Adele and Edoardo, who founded it in 1926. right: The brand continues its handbag dominance with the Selleria Peekaboo bag, exclusive to the flagship boutique in Rome.

“fendi is italian to its core. it’s not only italian—it’s roman.” —karl lagerfeld

Ménage à duo: Fendi has two creative directors—Karl Lagerfeld for ready-to-wear and Silvia Venturini Fendi, the inventor of the gamechanging Baguette bag, for men’s and accessories. left: Bella Hadid in an elaborately embroidered cape.

Botticelli-esque empire waists; white lace dresses buried in appliquéd flowers; and lavish fabrications such as lush layers of tulle and velvet—pieces that look like they hail from the enchanted forest. Part and parcel of the 90th-anniversary collection, Fendi has released a limitededition Selleria Peekaboo handbag, a one-of-a-kind accessory made entirely by hand in 60 pieces. The bag features punto baseball, or baseball stitching, a larger-form stitching technique handed down through the generations by Roman master saddlers. The Peekaboo bags are exclusively sold at the Palazzo Fendi boutique in Rome. And, if you happen to be in the Italian capital, head to the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, where you will find “Fendi Roma: The Artisans of Dreams” (through October 29), an exhibition that celebrates the maison’s nine decades of craftsmanship and creativity. For those who can’t make it to Rome, the short film Fendi: Hands Make Beauty highlights the brand’s evolution, and the coffee-table book Fendi Roma, a recent release from Assouline, explores Fendi’s connection with the Eternal City. Lagerfeld, now 83, says he’s still brimming with ideas and is given the freedom to create what he wants at Fendi. So expect plenty more from Italian Karl in years to come. It’s not work, he insists. “Work is when a person wakes up every morning and goes to do something they don’t like,” he says. “I have the chance of doing something I love and doing it [in] the best conditions... I’m interested in a lot of things, even more today than before. I like to change while the world is changing. That’s what fashion is all about!” 201 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-623-3420; fendi.com

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Wool-blend overcoat ($4,545), silk pajama shirt ($1,145), and silk pajama pants ($1,095), Dolce & Gabbana. 342 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-8598400; dolcegabbana.com. 18k rose-gold and leather Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, Cartier ($22,900). 370 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310- 275-4272; cartier.com

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the new jet set says throw on a coat and go—and collect your treasures along the way.


metropolis man sleek lines, deco splendor and shine: the futurist future is now. Clermont automobile objet, Ralph Lauren ($1,595). 456 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200; ralph lauren.com. Wood and leather ink blotter, Hermès ($710). 434 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. Crystal sphere, RH, Restoration Hardware ($129). 8564 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-652-0323; rh.com. 9cm pocket Castell Collection pen, Graf von Faber-Castell ($150). Geary’s Beverly Hills, 351 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-273-4741; graf-von-faber-castell .com. Gucci Guilty Platinum Edition Pour Homme, Gucci ($88). Macy’s, 750 W. 7th St., LA, 212-628- 9311; macys.com. 18k white-gold Pierre Arpels embossed honeycomb timepiece with sculpted gold roman numerals, Van Cleef & Arpels ($38,900). 300 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels .com. Sunglasses, Emporio Armani (price on request). Sunglass Hut, Beverly Center, LA, 213-627-7612; sunglasshut.com. Money clip, Montblanc ($195). Beverly Center, LA, 310-854-0049; montblanc.com. Blackhawk desk, RH, Restoration Hardware ($2,395). see above

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Burlington wash bag, Smythson ($675). Bloomingdale’s, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, 714-8244600; bloomingdales.com. Wood and leather ink blotter, Hermès ($710). 434 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. Aluminum grand scale jack, RH, Restoration Hardware ($119). 8564 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-652-0323; rh.com. 18k rose-gold, aventurine, and sapphire glass cufflinks, Van Cleef & Arpels ($8,450). 300 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com. 18k red-gold timepiece with blue lacquered dial and rubber strap, Bovet ($189,000). Feldmar Watch, 9000 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 310-274-8016; bovet.com. Mahogany and rosewood chessboard, Hermès ($2,300). see above

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STYLE LAUNCH

in l.a., footwear fetishista/certified hottie paul andrew steps up his game. by ramona saviss

This fall, luxury footwear designer Paul Andrew, 37, launches his inaugural men’s footwear collection. “Part of why I launched the collection was because, as a guy, I simply couldn’t find shoes that looked modern but were crafted with time-honored techniques,” says the Brit-born Andrew, this year’s recipient of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design and a mentee of Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch. Andrew’s approach to men’s footwear takes its cues from his A-list-beloved women’s shoes line (fans include starlets Brie Larson, Jessica Chastain, and Olivia Wilde) with the use of mixed materials and silhouettes. The resulting collection features 21 styles, including dress shoes with lug soles and elevated sneakers in cervo leather, which can easily transition from the boardroom to the restaurant bar. “I wanted to make sure that the shoes were fashionable in silhouette, proportion, and fabrication, but classic enough for men to wear to work or to a blacktie event,” he says. Handmade in Italy (and sold at luxe LA retailers, from Barneys and Neiman Marcus to Elyse Walker and Intermix) with a keen focus on comfort, each shoe comes in neutral colorways and materials ranging from high-shine patent exotic skins to Italian silk velvet. “Men’s shoes have been made in much the same way for centuries, so updating those traditional elements is the trick,” says Andrew of his refined collection that “respects old-world techniques but offers them in different, interesting ways.” If the shoe fits! paulandrew.com

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“I launched thIs collectIon because as a guy I couldn’t fInd shoes that [I lIked]!” —paul andrew

Stepping out! The 21 styles in Brit it guy Paul Andrew’s inaugural Autumn/ Winter 2016 men’s footwear collection take their cue from his celebrated women’s line, which is the toast of the red carpet crowd with fans like Brie Larson, Jessica Chastain, and Olivia Wilde.

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STYLE SHOP TALK Home sweet home: Elizabeth and James, the Olsen twins’ (below right) celeb-rated womenswear line, has finally set up a brick-and-mortar boutique in their native LA.

FULL HOUSe Mary- ate and ashley Olsen bring it on home for their firSt l.a. boutique.

In addition to curated items from other LA producers, the boutique will house the brand’s chic ready-to-wear and accessories—such as the Eloise tote ($495, inset below)—from Elizabeth and James’ Fall/Winter collection.

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When deliberating on a location for their first stand-alone store, LA-born and -bred actresses-turned-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 30, decided to bring their womenswear brand, Elizabeth and James, back to their SoCal roots. The space, a 1,200-square-foot boutique at The Grove, plays home to the label’s ready-to-wear, accessories, and fragrance collections in addition to a careful selection of lifestyle products from the twins’ favorite LA purveyors. “We curated the space to create a sense of discovery, with found objects and vintage items that help tell our story and [communicate the] vision for the brand with a playful sense of humor,” says Mary-Kate. Handpicked additions include a mix of vintage tees from Spanish Moss and local flea markets as well as handmade pottery, journals, and sage and rosemary bundles—all set to an oh-so-LA backdrop of furniture and décor from the Olsens’ favorite local interiors spots, such as Galerie Half, Orange, Blackman Cruz, and Gibson. In addition to the curated mix of third-party objects and accessories, the flagship features exclusive items only available in-store, including many that are LA-inspired, such as an embellished courier bag, cotton twill gaucho pants, and ’70s Americana patches. “We’re excited to be able to test products in the store and create exclusives for our LA customers,” says Ashley. “We’ve waited 10 years to do this, and are pleased for Elizabeth and James to be a part of what makes The Grove an LA institution!” Now more than ever. The Grove, LA, 323-6477111; elizabethandjames.us

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ACE OF HEARTS

“WE’RE MORE THAN JUST CLOTHING. WE’RE INVESTED IN BUILDING A COMMUNITY [HERE IN L.A.].”—JJ WILSON

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Community manifesto: Like all of its retail showrooms, Kit and Ace’s Abbot Kinney location (TOP) pulls double duty as a community center, hosting concert series, art shows, meditation classes (HERE), and more, says owner JJ Wilson (LEFT).

“Kit and Ace really is about more than just clothing,” says cofounder JJ Wilson (son of Lululemon founder and CEO Chip Wilson), 27, of the Canadian line’s not-so-typical retail stores. “By hosting in-shop events and working with great local partners, we’re investing in building a community.” The technical ready-to-wear brand’s unique approach to retail has found a happy home in California, where it now has nine locations. “We looked at our friends and family and saw a group of people living busy lives. They were seeking functional clothing that could keep up but didn’t sacrifice [on] style,” says Wilson of the inspiration to create super chic “technical apparel” made of luxe machine-washable fabrics— including cashmere, a seeming impossibility—perfect for all-dayeveryday use. But the brand’s real draw is its “showrooms” (LA locations include Pasadena, Venice, and The Point, in El Segundo), which in addition to retail feature concert series, art shows, supper clubs, and workshops. This fall, the Abbot Kinney location even hosts free weekly meditation classes that are open to the public. “Finding the time to push pause and take a moment for myself is crucial to living a full-contact life,” opines Wilson. “This is why we’ve incorporated our digital meditation app, Whil, into our corporate culture—we want to provide our employees, as well as our customers, with the tools to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life.” Om-azing. kitandace.com

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LIGHTS, CAMERA… WATCH! AS LEGENDARY WATCH BRAND HAMILTON CONTINUES TO LIGHT UP THE SILVER SCREEN, ITS ANNUAL BEHIND THE CAMERA AWARDS ARE BACK TO CELEBRATE THE BEST IN CINEMA. BY ALDOUS TUCK

Long known for athletic prowess, military heritage, and aviation excellence, Hamilton watches have also served as mechanical co-stars to some of Hollywood’s hottest A-listers. The Hamilton/Hollywood connection has not only put the brand’s designs and technical innovations in the limelight, but has inspired Hamilton to recognize those behind-the-scenes artists and artisans that make the movies come alive. At the ninth Behind the Camera Awards this November, Hamilton honors the oft-overlooked film industry playmakers—cinematographers, prop masters, costume designers, screenwriters—who keep the movie magic we love alive and well. hamiltonwatch.com For expanded coverage go to la-confidential-magazine.com/ watches-and-jewelry.

“WE UNDERSTAND THE CRITICAL ROLE PLAYED BY THE TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WORKING BEHIND THE CAMERA.” —SYLVAIN DOLLA, CEO OF HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL

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Count down: Hamilton’s more “extraterrestrial” star turns on the silver screen include Men in Black, Independence Day, The Martian, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which the original X-01 watch was created. OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP LEFT: Designs for Hamilton’s custom “Murph” watch worn by Jessica Chastain in the 2014 sci-fi thriller Interstellar.


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Hats off! LA-beloved designer/boutique owner Desiree Kohan teams up with TyroleanItalian designer Reinhard Plank for an exclusive collection of sculpted wool unisex hats ($335) available in seven color ways, such as ice blue-gray (right).

Des-irable This fall, style setter Desiree Kohan, of eponymous boutique Des Kohan, kicks off the season with a helping hand from TyroleanItalian accessories designer Reinhard Plank. Known for her celeb-loved hidden gem of all things haute couture, the stylist-turned-boutique owner-turned-designer talks shop and teaming up

with Plank on an exclusive hat launch. 671 Cloverdale Ave., LA, 323-857-0200; deskohan.com On LA style: I can’t generalize it, but I can tell you what it’s not—it’s not a totally purchased look off the runway. It’s always a mix of high and low with a bit of vintage. On the LA shopper: In LA we are so geographically isolated it

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allows for fewer restrictions. Shoppers are ready to experiment and aren’t concerned with fashion rules. On collaborating: Eighty percent of the items we carry are exclusive to us, so collaborations with talented designers are a must! Reinhard is an artisan and all his hats are handmade and one of a kind. On Reinhard Plank: I love that his hats

are unisex! Whenever I wear them out I get more men asking where to get them than women. On this season’s must-have accessory: Hats are the perfect way to accent your wardrobe with texture and color. I have a 2-year-old son, so I usually have less than five minutes to get dressed! Our hats help me feel effortlessly put-together.

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Kickin’ it up: “Trucker jackets are season-less here in LA,” says Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers of Hampton + Baker, pictured at far right with stylist Warren Baker. left: Jagger embroidered denim trucker from the new Chapter Two collection. below: McQueen wool trucker.

“We’re not reinventing the trucker jacket, but making a better version of a piece We love.”—robbie rogers

Star power galaxy guy Robbie RogeRs reinvents a hollywood classic.

Newman, Redford, Dean—Hollywood legends, yes, and sartorial icons to boot. Along with French matinee idol Alain Delon and counterculture hero Kurt Cobain, they also serve as inspirations for Hampton + Baker’s debut line of luxe denim trucker jackets. A partnership between LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers, 29, and Hollywood stylist Warren Baker, 34, the brand builds its LA-made jackets from ultra-fine Italian Candiani and Japanese Kuroki denims before hand-embellishing the finished pieces with stitched designs and antique hardware. “We’re not reinventing the trucker

jacket,” says Rogers, “but we definitely wanted to make a better version of what we already had in our closets.” To ensure the quality and control, Hampton + Baker kept everything about its recent debut concentrated, including the core team (Rogers and Baker, plus 33-year-old creative director Nate Poekert) as well as the collection (five styles, with just over 100 pieces produced). Now, the brand is poised for growth. While it has plans to develop into a full-fledged menswear line, featuring shirts, pants, and accessories, Hampton + Baker is starting with its second

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jacket collection, Chapter Two, which debuts in October. Highlights include a denim bomber jacket with green suede sleeves named for midcentury screen star Tab Hunter, as well as the McQueen trucker (right) made of heavy, camelcolored wool, a creamwhite back placket, and tortoiseshell buttons. “We’re inspired by old-school Hollywood, old-school LA—even the surfers and skateboarders that are here,” says Rogers of the brand’s ever-classic, LA-ready outerwear. “The denim trucker jacket is a very iconic LA piece.” Now more than ever. hamptonandbaker.com

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STYLE GIVING BACK

Leading ladies

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Pairing fashion with philanthropy, la-based brand Dôen cries gal power!

When sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland left their high-profile fashion careers to start their own women’s and kids’ ready-to-wear brand, Dôen, their mission was clear: Start a business that empowers women and helps close the gender gap. “After working for all male-run companies, we knew we wanted to have every single aspect

of our company thoughtfully done and empower women in the workplace,” says Katherine, 32. Implementing its mission from start to finish, Dôen “partners with vendors who have a commitment to supporting women in the workplace at every point in the supply chain,” says Margaret, 35. The result? Partnering up with factories in India and

“After working for malerun companies, we wanted to create something by women, for women... done our way.” —katherine kleveland

Peru that are either owned or co-owned by women. Inspired by a vintage California aesthetic and embellished with handembroidery, the boho-chic collection dedicates itself to “motherhood,” says Katherine. To further its mission of closing the gender gap, Dôen produces a unique children’s style each

season and donates every cent of its proceeds to Room to Read, an organization that works to promote literacy and advocacy for women across Africa and Asia. “They start from the ground up with education,” says Katherine. “We feel [that] is how you empower women everywhere.” Go girls! shopdoen.com 

For us, by us... Sister designers Margaret and Katherine Kleveland, seen here with their golden-locked brood, pair a vintage California aesthetic with female empowerment for their women’s and children’s clothing brand, Dôen.

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endgame with its updated canvas collection, all-american brand lands’ end dresses the modern man in old-school cool. by lauren epstein

A blast with the past! clockwise from top left: The Canvas Collection by Lands’ End mixes classic outdoors and mod-urban stylings in an ad campaign by Mario Testino; a flannel shirt ($79) with a smart suit ($638); the water-resistant Combat jacket ($599).

“It’s exciting to design modern menswear [by] exploring the deep roots of Lands’ End’s archives for inspiration,” says Ian Velardi, men’s design director of Canvas by Lands’ End—a former collection that has been reprised and reimagined with ultra-modern touches. “Ideas were pulled from our vault, making this season’s collection rooted in our brand’s history.”

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There’s plenty of evidence of that strategy. Cozy fall sweaters play up retro elements from pieces past, such as vintage knit patterns. A merino wool turtleneck with chunky waffle stitch stands out, along with detailed yet functional outerwear pieces like the Combat jacket, featuring a water-resistant shell and removable quilted liner. With trim tailoring and modern silhouettes, the collection represents

what’s exciting about men’s fashion today while celebrating the company’s history. That history is a great American entrepreneurial tale beginning in the early ’60s in a humble basement office on Chicago’s Elston Avenue. The late founder of Lands’ End, Gary Comer, an award-winning copywriter and champion sailor, focused on customer satisfaction (quick delivery, unconditional return policies) in order to

grow his young apparel business. That customercentric philosophy remains at Lands’ End today, which is why CEO Federica Marchionni, a former Ferrari and Dolce & Gabbana executive, listened to requests to revive the Canvas collection earlier this year—but not without refreshing the line’s design, fit, and construction. As Velardi puts it, “This is heritage made modern.” landsend.com 

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STYLE TREND

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Sweat success: The gym hits the streets in LA, where posh athletic wear, such as these ChillByWill camo-print capri leggings with mesh inserts ($88) and tank top with mesh back ($55) from Brentwood’s Sweat NSK, is in vogue for Angelenos on the move.

“Gone are the days of costume chanGes and hours of prep time. our Generation needs cute clothes we can sweat in, do business in, and raise families in.” —katie

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Athleisure Class the city’s uniform du jour gets majorly revamped.

LA’s style set is ditching their Lululemon for fancier gym wear that doubles up as all-day uniforms. With the opening of Alo Yoga in Beverly Hills (370 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-295-1860; aloyoga.com), Brentwood’s Sweat NSK (11731 Barrington Ct., LA, 310-476-4636; sweatnsk.com) and Yogasmoga (11911 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 150, LA, 310-471-9642; yogasmoga.com), as well as an online emporium dedicated to all things athletic-chic, Carbon38 (carbon38.com)— athleisure gear is, once again, très cool. “We believe this is a cultural shift,” says Caroline Gogolak, cofounder (with CEO Katie Warner Johnson) and president of Carbon38. “People are leading more active lives and need a wardrobe that will perform with them throughout their day.” The trend, which first started about a decade ago with Juicy Couture, is picking up steam with the popularization of ’90s womenswear (think bomber jackets, crop tops, and stylish sneakers for any occasion). “Women are multi-tasking more than ever in Los Angeles. Time is limited, and we need clothing that is transitional and not restrictive, while maintaining a high level of style,” says Susan Yee, Sweat NSK cofounder. And the clothing? “The DNA of activewear, but the design of ready-to-wear,” says Gogolak. Perfect for day-to-gym-to-night.

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A star is reborn: “It’s been challenging to find time on the dating front. It’s a choice I made to have this season of my life be solo, so that I can make the most of all I’m trying to accomplish,” says Nick Jonas, who blazes on the big screen in the critically acclaimed Goat. “I’ve got plenty of time, at 24.”


SOLO BRO Can teen idol-turned-pop prince Nick Jonas achieve that (nearly) impossible dream: Hollywood superstardom? He says Yes. By Scott Huver

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“It’s excItIng when people start to recognIze you for what you’re doIng In the moment, and see .” you for —nick jonas

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There’s a Truism abouT passing Time and shifting generational pop culture that comedian Billy Crystal once pointed to when his daughter asked, “Dad, did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?” Having emerged in recent years as a solo pop star and increasingly in-demand actor, Nick Jonas today is living his own variation on that theme. The 21st-century take might be, “Did you know Nick Jonas used to be in a band with his brothers?” “It’s funny that that’s already happening,” laughs Jonas, who just three years ago decided, with his siblings Joe and Kevin, to end their phenomenally popular band, the Jonas Brothers, and pursue individual creative interests, leading Nick to reinvent himself as a chart-topping, critically admired musical artist in his own right. His third and latest album, Last Year Was Complicated, delivered the hit single “Close” and made his current Future Now Tour, which he co-headlines with close pal Demi Lovato, one of the summer’s hottest tickets. Simultaneously, Jonas emerged as an actor of considerable range and charisma. He made a physically powerful impression in the mixed martial arts drama series Kingdom, deftly handled humor both subtle and broad on Fox’s horror/comedy Scream Queens, and delivers an utterly convincing turn as one of a pair of brothers caught up in a harrowing cycle of fraternity hazing in the new film Goat, out this fall. “The less and less I’m introduced as ‘Nick Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers,’ [the more] there’s just an awareness of now,” says the 24-year-old. “It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and patience, but it’s exciting when people start to recognize you for what you’re doing in the moment and see you for that.” The evolution, he admits, was daunting. “I was unsure of what was going to be next,” he says. “I knew that I had a lot of music I wanted to make and a lot of acting projects that I wanted to pursue, but nothing’s ever guaranteed. I was incredibly relieved when some things started to come together. Within two weeks of leaving the band, I wrote ‘Jealous,’ which was a song that would change my life and career, and I also booked Kingdom. So it was all happening!” Much of the brothers’ blockbuster brand, of course, was built with their on-camera roles in the Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movies and Jonas series, but Jonas’s own acting aspirations had been fueled since childhood stints on Broadway in productions like A Christmas Carol and Beauty and the Beast. “Acting has always been important to me,” he says. “It was a great foundation, and then as I got older, I found some great roles that pushed me a bit. Once I read the script for Kingdom, I realized pretty quickly that it was something I would have to fight for, but that it would be worth it if I just sunk my teeth in and really tried to challenge myself.” Indeed, although some may have looked askance at the casting of the former teen idol as a closeted gay MMA fighter in one of the grittiest series of the moment, Jonas quickly dispelled any apprehension with his commitment to the material, both physically and emotionally. “So much of these fighters’ lives is played out in a physical sense—their job is to get in a cage and beat somebody up,” he says. “But also, at times, the reason they’re fighting is because they’re running from something. So I have a great time working with my coach and trying to find ways to really show each layer.” Having been publicly perceived as the archetypal “Serious One” among his bandmates, Jonas surprised even his truest believers, as well, with his facility for straight-faced comedy as seen on Scream Queens. He admits that he chooses his words carefully in his own life, but on Screen Queens he loosened up in his bid to find his own comedic tone: “I have to read a line 100 different ways before I know the way I’m going to deliver it, and just see which one I think is funny and roll with that.”


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“On the acting side, i’m drawn tO darker prOjects... having many layers tO ‘all things nick jOnas’ is kind Of the key.” —nick jonas

With the critically acclaimed, James Franco-produced Goat, which garnered glowing nods for Jonas’s performance at Sundance, the actor shocked even himself. “When I first read for it, I thought I bombed the audition. I thought I did terrible! I was really relieved when I got it.” The film’s director, Andrew Neel, however, recognized the elusive but key quality Jonas was bringing to the performance. “For most of the film [Nick’s character, Brett] doesn’t approve of his brother, and Nick was able to do this while maintaining a strong sense of love and affection,” says Neel. “He drew a lot from his relationships with his own brothers.” Identifiable motifs begin to emerge while discussing Jonas’s professional output: experimentation, challenging oneself, testing limits. “On the music front, I try to grow every day and expose myself to new and exciting things to be inspired by, whether it’s people I’m collaborating with or just new music that I’m getting introduced to. I think that you’ve got to keep an attitude of never wanting to stop growing,” he says. “Then on the acting side, I’m drawn to darker projects, things that are dramatic, intense, and really push me—but also mixing in some of these great opportunities for things that continue to show my comedy side as well. Having many layers to ‘all things Nick Jonas’ is kind of the key.” He credits the success of his latest music to his commitment to documenting his emotional journey after a breakup that was even more shattering than parting ways with his siblings: his split with model/beauty queen Olivia Culpo after a two-year relationship. “Heartbreak is a theme that a lot of people relate to—the challenges of the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening,” he says. “I saw pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my fans could relate to.” But it wasn’t initially easy to translate his personal pain into hooky lyrics. “It’s nerve-wracking when [the feelings] are as personal as the ones that I shared were. But I feel relieved when I use my writing as a way to process—it’s very therapeutic.” These days, dating hasn’t been a priority—but Jonas is still putting himself out there “a little bit.” “I’ve been pretty busy!” he explains. “It’s been challenging to find any time on that front. But it’s also a choice I made to just have this season of my life be solo, so that I can make the most of all I’m trying to accomplish. I’ve got plenty of time, at 24. I mean I hope I have plenty of time!” As for that other central personal relationship—the one with his brothers—the professional split was “the best thing that ever happened to us. It has allowed for us to just be family,” he says. “Joe and I live together in LA. We have a home there together—we’re very, very close. My brother Kevin and his wife have a baby and another one on the way. He’s now into his next step, which is in the tech world, which is really amazing. It’s all a really healthy change.” With the reboot of Jumanji next on his slate—his entry into macro-budget, studio tent-pole filmmaking—Jonas realizes how rare his journey from what could have been a disposable stint as a teen idol into a formidable multihyphenate in the entertainment world truly is. “I’ve been really fortunate to have what feels like a few shots at this, to be in a spot where it’s almost like I’ve gotten [a chance] to restart,” he says. “I was on a rocket ship to the moon with my brothers as part of a teen phenomenon. And to come back and solidify an adult career with real confidence in myself and pride in my work, I think I’ve now been able to see things a little bit differently. And that really does shape who you become as a person, the way you see the world... and the way you treat other human beings.”

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THIS SEASON, SPORTY + STREET = CARDIO CHIC.

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opposite page: Jacket ($1,650), shirt ($880), and pants ($1,150), Gucci. 347 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451; gucci.com. High-tops, Rag & Bone ($195). 8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 424245-4816; rag-bone.com this page, on left: Shirt ($1,550), trousers ($1,550), scarf ($585), and derbies ($1,210), Louis Vuitton. 295 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310859-0457; louisvuitton.com. on right: Bomber, Saint Laurent ($1,990). 469 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-274-4110; ysl.com. Shirt ($885) and trousers ($765), Alexander McQueen. 8379 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-782-4983; alexandermcqueen.com. Sneakers, Gianvito Rossi ($695). Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; barneys.com

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opposite page: Sweater, Dior Homme ($2,800). 315 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-2478003; diorhomme.com. Trousers, Acne Studios (price on request). 855 S. Broadway, LA, 213-243-0960; acnestudios .com. Loafers, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture ($1,595). 337 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310247-8827; zegna.com this page, on left: Coat ($6,030), shirt ($990), and trousers ($995), Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci. givenchy.com. on right: Coat, Ermenegildo Zegna Couture ($1,980). 337 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827; zegna.com. T-shirt, Louis Vuitton ($595). 295 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-859-0457; louisvuitton .com. Pants, Diesel Black Gold ($325). 8401 Melrose Pl., LA, 323-782-1738; diesel.com

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opposite page, on left: Coat ($1,932), shirt ($378), and pants ($650), Dries Van Noten. Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Sneakers, Bally ($650). 340 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310247-1012; bally.com. on right: Coat ($1,395), T-shirt (price on request), and pants (price on request), Christopher Kane. christopherkane.com. Sneakers, Gianvito Rossi ($695). Barneys New York, see above this page: Sweater, Jil Sander ($870). Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; barneys.com. Pants, Diesel Black Gold ($325). 8401 Melrose Pl., LA, 323-782-1738; diesel.com. Sneakers, Bally ($650). 340 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-247-1012; bally.com

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opposite page: Shirt, Sacai ($800). Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Ave., LA, 310-274-8800; sacai.jp this page, on left: Coat ($795), anorak ($695), and trousers ($395), Z Zegna. 337 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-247-8827; zegna.com. on right: Jacket ($1,195) and trousers ($995), Rag & Bone. 8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 424245-4816; rag-bone.com Styling assistance by Connor Childers Grooming by Robert Huitron for Barboza using Kiehl’s Models: Allen Ye at VNY Models, Alexander Newman at Red, Malik Alain at Major Models, Peter Argue at New York Models, and Trevor Drury at Soul Artist Management

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SPACE SURREAL ESTATE & DESIGN

LA VIE EN ROSES A MAN FOR ALL FOUR SEASONS, JEFF LEATHAM TRADES PARIS CHIC FOR L.A. CHEEK.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA LIEVRE (LEATHAM); NEIRFY (FLOWERS)

BY SPENCER BECK

“I’m just an American boy,” demurs Four Seasons flower power guy Jeff Leatham, perched on a leather sofa in his trademark black jeans and skin-tight T-shirt. “It was time to come home.” Leatham, 45, is referring to his celebrated seventeenyear stint as artistic director for the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris’s glittering eighth arrondissement. Now the “nice Morman boy” from Ogden, Utah, is returning to his botanical roots with a new gig as the in-house artistic director for the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, where his career began twenty-two years ago. “I feel at home here… this is where I learned my craft,” says Leatham, a one-time runway model, whose stunning, haute couture flower arrangements have made the George V a bona fide Paris tourist attraction and induced the famously snooty French Ministry of Culture to award the self-described workaholic with a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, an honor bestowed in the past to luminaries such

Flower power: Jeff Leatham, the floral designer and artistic director known for painting the Hotel George V in Paris with a Jardin du Luxembourg brush, comes home to his roots at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills— greenhouse in tow.

“I LOVE COLOR! L.A. CAN BE PRETTY BEIGE. I WANT TO CHANGE THAT.” —JEFF LEATHAM

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While Leatham’s floral arrangements and other decorative touches, such as art installations (BELOW RIGHT), at the Hotel George V skew Old World opulent, he has brought a 90210-inspired-Cali-chic style to the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (BELOW LEFT).

as William Burroughs and Rudolf Nureyev. Bien fait! “Yes, that Chevalier ceremony at Versailles was definitely a life highlight,” says Leatham, whose budget for flowers at the George V currently tops over $1 million a year. And what about his new/old home? “It will be a process,” insists Leatham, ensconced in his LA officeworkspace, where a legendary Timothy White photo of Liz Taylor giving the finger to the camera and a signed picture from Hillary Clinton (Leatham did Chelsea’s wedding in 2010) preside over an array of the artist’s works in progress, including the sculptural masses of deep red, purple, and, yes, black(!) flowers that are the hallmarks of Leatham’s distinctive, over-the-top style. What about those traditional white lilies that have graced the Four Seasons lobby forever? Says Leatham: “We’ll see… give me time!” 300 S. Doheny Dr., LA, 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com; jeffleatham.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY FLORIAN KALOTAY (WEDDING); COURTESY OF JEFF LEATHAM (PARIS)

Celeb-rated! Leatham also works for a number of high-profile private clients, including Tina Turner, whose 2013 wedding he “did up” along the shores of Lake Zurich, in Switzerland.


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SPACE PEOPLE “I’M CONSTANTLY INSPIRED BY WHAT I LIKE TO CALL A MODERN TAKE ON ‘BOHEMIAN.’” —LAURA O’DELL

HOME RUNNERS

When power pair Jason and Laura O’Dell aren’t having business meetings “over breakfast, or when the kids go to bed,” they design for their numerous projects, including their Porridge wallpaper, seen here in their own Silver Lake home.

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Although Jason and Laura O’Dell already run three apparel businesses (The Odells, Porridge, and their just-launched men’s line, B&D), they’re powering up again this fall: The couple are debuting a capsule collection inspired by their Silver Lake ’hood (with proceeds going toward the Silver Lake Reservoir Conservancy), expanding into children’s wear, launching a wallpaper line for Anthropologie (with prints inspired by Jason’s photography), and moving their Bucks & Does boutique to a much bigger Frogtown space. Phew! The foray into wallpaper stems from Laura’s love of textile designs. “I adore color and patterns, as you can see with The Odells, so it made sense to expand into homewares,” she says. Jason, a former pro skateboarder and photographer, is more keen on the menswear: “I’m really excited about the denim launch,” he says. “It’s all USA-made, using American selvedge denim.” And when it comes to designing for kids, “I always said I’d never do kids’ clothing until I had [children of my own],” says Laura. Now that she and Jason have two, “We decided to do mini versions of our bestsellers!” bucksanddoes.com

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AS THEIR RETAIL EMPIRE EXPANDS, HUSBAND AND WIFE DESIGN DUO JASON AND LAURA O’DELL KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY.


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H’WOOD DE VINE!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAL BINGHAM (THE HUB, POOL); STEVE MAYLONE (APARTMENT)

CAN SAM NAZARIAN’S SBE REDEFINE RESIDENTIAL GLAMOUR?

Soho House meets SLS Hotel at SBE’s newest property, The Camden, a $140 million residence and retail complex on the corner of Vine Street and Selma Avenue. A cross between a members-only club (perks included!) and a luxury apartment building (perks included!), The Camden boasts amenities galore—for starters: a screening lounge, artist annex, alfresco yoga space, and soundproof music studio. “We designed The Camden to be a community that evokes the feeling of living in a high-end hotel,” says Ben Brosseau, The Camden’s vice president of real estate investments. “Residents enjoy curated common spaces that go beyond [those of] typical apartments.” In addition to the super-chic environs and 287 luxury residences, which range from studios ($2,100 per month) to penthouses ($10,000 per month), the new building offers exclusive perks for its “members,” including access to The Hub, an indoor-outdoor workspace lounge and gourmet kitchen; The Camden Code, a club with a private concierge; and preferred pricing at the ground-floor Equinox (opening in November), as well as discounts at various SBE venues, among them Katsuya Hollywood, Cleo, and the Sayers Club. And the benefits don’t stop there—residents can take a turn and unwind with meditation at the building’s open-air zen garden—all while their pets hang at the third-floor Dog Den. How perfectly LA... 1540 N. Vine St., Hollywood, 877-417-4496; thecamdenlife.com

More is more: In addition to beautifully furnished apartments (ABOVE) and a terraced pool area (TOP LEFT), it’s The Camden’s extra-extra amenities, such as its scores of memberships and chi-chi indoor-outdoor lounge (HERE AND LEFT), that set SBE’s new property apart.

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Making Moves with the purchase of the famed Bailey House, aussie designer lorna Jane Clar son embarks on a new L.a. adventure. By Ramona SaviSS

“What’s not to love? I love the vibe of LA,” says Lorna Jane Clarkson, founder and COO of Lorna Jane Activewear and a recent LA émigré by way of Brisbane. This fall Clarkson gears up to live “bi-coastally” after finding the perfect home/workspace—The Bailey House,

a Richard Neutra-designed home in the Pacific Palisades. “It just fits so perfectly with my lifestyle,” she says. “Our Lorna Jane HQ is in Santa Monica and it ticks all the boxes, the most important being my maximum-15-minutedrive-to-work rule.’” lornajane.com

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On the house hunt: We wanted an inspiring and creative space where we could relax but also work: a peaceful space where I could practice yoga and meditation but also somewhere we could meet with our team. On Richard Neutra: I feel a real affinity with Neutra, who proved

that as a designer your vision has to be unwavering if you want it to become a reality. For 27 years, I’ve had the vision of activewear being [worn] for more than just workouts, and only now people are starting to agree. On LA vs. Brisbane: [Both have] amazing weather and, of course, active lifestyles! I

still manage to discover a new juice bar or secret coffee spot every time I visit LA. On the LA effect: I’m obsessed with health and fitness, and everything I do influences my designs, so spending more time in Cali will definitely have some rub-off effect. You’ll just have to wait and see!

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That ’70s showplace: “The architecture of Bailey House is incredible and represents quintessential Californian homes of the ’70s,” says Lorna Jane Clarkson (left) of The Bailey House, her new Pacific Palisades home/design studio, where she practices meditation and yoga all while designing for her ever-expanding luxury activewear line.


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21ST CENTURY FOXY CENTURY CITY GETS A SEXY NEW ADDITION WITH THE TOWERING TEN THOUSAND, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER CRESCENT HEIGHTS’ LATEST L.A. PROJECT.

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10000 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 310-556-0001; livetenthousand.com

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Veni, Vidi, Venice! Venice GAL-On-The-GO Tami HalTon Pardee shAres her insider Tips On The besT beAch-chic spOTs.

Owner and principal broker of Westside experts Halton Pardee + Partners, Tami Halton Pardee, 44, is well-acquainted with the big Venice boom. In fact, the Oregonian spent every summer in Venice growing up, and later moved there in 1993. Today, she lives in neighboring Marina del Rey, in what’s known as LA’s hippie-turned-techie “Golden Triangle,” and hits up her favorite Venice hot spots every day. “Venice is a tight-knit neighborhood and a friendly community where

people watch out for each other,” says Pardee. (Walking the walk, in 2009 the star realtor founded the Life Changer Program, which donates a portion of her company’s sales to local charities. “If you’re doing it right, you’re helping people make a life change,” she says.) Amen. haltonpardee.com “I like to get up and walk to the Venice Canals (venice canalsassociation.org) early in the morning when everyone is still sleeping— it’s beyond beautiful.”

“Studio MDR (330 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, 424-228-4265; thestudiomdr.com) is amazing. I’m actually addicted to it. I’m more fit now than before having kids!” “I love Salt Air (1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310396-9333; saltairvenice.com) for lunch. Their seafood is extraordinary, and their pea toast is a must-try.” “Scopa Italian Roots (2905 W. Washington Blvd., Venice, 310-821-1100; scopaitalianroots.com) is an

unbelievable spot. I recommend everything there. It’s a perfect place to take friends.” “For drinks I love Zinque (600 Venice Blvd., Venice, 310-437-0970; lezinque .com). There’s a community feel to it—I always see someone I know.” “I highly recommend the rooftop lounge at the Hotel Erwin (1697 Pacific Ave., Venice, 424-2141062; hotelerwin.com). It’s by the beach—and the views can’t be beat.”

Merchants of Venice: Star realtor Tami Halton Pardee (inset center) lives the Westside good life with (clockwise from top right) charcuterie and cocktails from Zinque, flawless Italian fare from Scopa, and early-morning walks along the canals.

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SPACE WEEKEND

SAVOR THE STRIP FORGET NIGHTLIFE AND BLACKJACK: SIN CITY SIZZLES FOR ITS FOOD !

When Wolfgang Puck opened Spago inside Caesars Palace’s Forum Shops in 1992, he launched a dining revolution in Las Vegas. Almost a quartercentury later, the Strip is a culinary wonderland stacked with Michelin-starred chefs and bold cuisines that would’ve once seemed unthinkable in the city once known for bad buffets and free chicken dinners. And the Vegas restaurant scene isn’t content to grow lukewarm, let alone stale. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s highly anticipated sushi restaurant (ironchefmorimoto.com) is on its way to MGM Grand this fall, while the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino debuts a new steakhouse from restaurateur Michael Morton, a man whose family knows a thing or two about creating iconic meateries. Early next year, the Cosmopolitan will welcome Momofuku and Milk Bar (momofuku.com), the westernmost outposts of David Chang’s expanding empire, as well as Rainer Becker’s Japanese izakaya joint Zuma (zumarestaurant .com), which now has 10 global locations, including in London, Hong Kong, Rome, and Dubai. These forthcoming venues are just the cherry on top of a year that’s already been packed with buzzy openings. London and Manhattan’s tony Mr Chow (mrchow.com) arrived at Caesars Palace last December, bringing with it the high design and polished service that’s earned the brand a devoted, A-list clientele.

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THE CITY ONCE KNOWN FOR BAD BUFFETS AND FREE CHICKEN DINNERS IS NOW STACKED WITH EVEN MORE MICHELIN-STARRED CHEFS AND BOLD CUISINES. Backstage! Hidden behind a working pawn shop, Chris Santos’s latest Beauty & Essex outpost delivers nouveau New York opulence—plus inventive American fare and upscale cocktails—to Las Vegas.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF GALE. OPPOSITE PAGE: JON ESTRADA (CLIQUE); COURTESY OF CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT (MR CHOW)

BY SARAH FELDBERG


Grilled cheese, bacon, and tomato soup dumplings from Beauty & Essex. top right: A fave of NYC’s downtown swell set, Mr Chow’s seventh outpost charms Caesars Palace.

At Cosmopolitan, Clique Bar & Lounge (here and above right) raises the bar for Vegas craft cocktails, while super-fresh seafood and spare embellishment signal Estiatorio Milos (right) as a new city classic.

Clique Bar & Lounge (clique lv.com) filled a corner of the Cosmopolitan casino floor, offering cocktails mixed with fresh-pressed juices and shareable Champagne sangria, while upstairs, guests at Tao Group’s new Beauty & Essex (beautyandessexlv.com) walk through a working pawn shop on their way to indulge in tuna poke tacos and French onion soup dumplings. Mandalay Bay recently unveiled its own entry in the pre-party dinner race with the August arrival of Libertine Social (mandalaybay.com), an energetic collaboration between James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain and master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. The pair who first teamed up on an episode of Iron Chef America have created a multifunctional culinary playground—complete with an outdoor patio and two bars—in which to enjoy wellcrafted bar fare and a wideranging beverage menu that boasts barrel-aged, draft, and bottled cocktails. Of course, you don’t have to venture into uncharted territory to find a memorable Vegas meal. Try one of the city’s new classics: Estiatorio Milos (milos .ca) delivers fresh Mediterranean seafood with blessedly spare embellishment at Cosmopolitan, while José Andrés’s Bazaar Meat (slslasvegas.com) makes magic with suckling pig at SLS. Or go old-school: Emeril’s Delmonico Steakhouse (emerilsrestaurants.com) at the Venetian and Guy Savoy (caesars.com) at Caesars Palace survive the city’s constant cycles of reinvention precisely because they’re consistently brilliant. Wherever you decide to book, the best advice is this: Come hungry.

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sPACE: THE guidE from a mod home makeover to our disney-like malls, here’s Where (and hoW) to live and shop in l.a.

B&B ItalIa enticing with international inspirations, B&B italia’s furniture dives into the adventurous and innovative spirit that is molto italiano! 8801 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-278-3191; bebitalia.com

Baker FurnIture

COASTAL COOL Escape to The Ranch at Laguna Beach for a secluded stay within the canyons along the sparkling Pacific. Combining ocean and canyon-views, the unique property boasts a 9-hole golf course, farmto-table organic fare, a spa sanctuary, and more. The friendly staff offers guests insider tips on the best surf spots, shops, and specialty galleries. The Ranch Laguna Beach spotlights laid-back luxury through unique programming such as barefoot Friday golf with three clubs and monthly art gallery tours to capture the vibrancy of the beautiful Southern California locale. 31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 800-223-3309; ranchlb.com

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explore an impressive collection of contemporary and traditional furniture perfect for your living, dining, bedroom, and workplace needs. 360 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 310-2890074; bakerfurniture.com

BlueprInt FurnIture featuring products often seen in film and on television, this unique collection houses furniture, lighting, art, and accessories for the home and office. 8600 W. Pico Blvd., LA, 310-657-4315; blueprint furniture.com

Hammer and Spear after years of collecting, lifestyle expert and interior designer kristan Cunningham and her husband, scott Jarrell, opened this wellcurated boutique selling lifestyle products. 255 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA, 213-9280997; hammerandspear.com

Hd ButterCup With constantly evolving eclectic designs, hd Buttercup provides a home-furnishing shopping experience like no other. 3225 Helms Ave., LA, 310558-8900; hdbuttercup.com

HeatH CeramICS the shopping destination for all of your ceramic needs, heath offers everything from upscale tableware to cooking supplies, tiles, and vases. 7525 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-965-0800; heathceramics.com

kelly WearStler known for her chic, Ca-cool aesthetic, kelly Wearstler specializes in must-have home décor, jewelry, and fashion accessories at her iconic melrose flagship. 8440 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-895-7880; kelly wearstler.com

lalIque this dynamic luxury lifestyle brand is inspired by three themes cherished by namesake founder rené lalique: women, flora, and fauna. 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 1421, Costa Mesa, 714-5405951; lalique.com

laWSOn-FennIng this sleek store from a well-known design duo

showcases new and midcentury furnishings, accessories, and one-of-akind items. 6824 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-934-0048; lawsonfenning.com

luxury lIvIng FendI CaSa handcrafted by italian artisans, this collection contains decorative furniture, lighting, and accessories manufactured using exclusive finishings. 8833 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-854-1008; luxurylivinggroup.com

mInOttI lOS angeleS decorate your home with minotti los angeles’ sleek, european wares, which are exemplars of contemporary design. 8936 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-2786851; minotti-la.com

mOdernICa shop prefabricated and customizable midcentury modern–inspired home furnishings with the original manufacturer of the eames fiberglass chair. 7366 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-9330383; modernica.net

nICHe Beverly indulge in luxury outdoor living with niche Beverly’s exquisite, contemporary styles. 8770 Beverly Blvd.,

Strong Suit Revamp your fall closet with sharply tailored menswear at Suitsupply’s new Venice boutique. The European brand made the jump to the best coast earlier this year with the opening of their Abbot Kinney store. Up next, the brand is expanding into a two-story flagship in West Hollywood (on Robertson Boulevard). Shop all of Suitsupply’s oh-sodapper collections, including made-to-measure suits (with fabrics imported from Italy), ready-to-wear apparel, and accessories. 1136 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424-2066180; us.suitsupply.com —crystal nguyen

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CATCH of THe dAy This fall, check out the highly anticipated debut of New York– based contemporary seafood restaurant Catch in the heart of West Hollywood (located on the primo corner of Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard). The 12,000-squarefoot indoor/outdoor space outfitted with a retractable roof is one of four locations (others include Playa del Carmen and Dubai) offering al fresco fine dining. Order up seafood specialties—truffled sashimi, lobster mac and cheese—at the sparkling new WeHo staple. 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; catchrestaurants.com —crystal nguyen

LA, 310-855-1755; nichebeverly.com

RH ModeRn Browse a carefully curated collection that pairs modern, minimalist aesthetics with comfort, warmth, and quality. 8772 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-2811326; rhmodern.com

RocHe BoBois Specializing in contemporary pieces from international designers, this high-end home furniture line fulfills all the stylistic needs of the chic Angeleno. 8850 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-274-6520; roche-bobois.com

RooM seRvice ModeRn FuRnituRe Family-owned and -operated, ModShop furniture designs can be customized to fit a variety of décor styles, from organic and vintage to industrial modern. 5901 W. 3rd St., LA, 323-692-9221; modshop1.com

stARK cARPet Specializing in finely designed custom carpets, Stark emphasizes close collaboration with each customer’s vision. 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-657-8275; starkcarpet.com

Shopping DeStinationS cAMARillo PReMiuM outlets Located off the 101, these luxury outlets house SoCal’s most sought-after shopping destinations—think Calvin Klein, 7 for all Mankind, Elie Tahari, Guess, and more. 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-445-8520; premiumoutlets.com

FAsHion islAnd Located just south of LA, this mega shopping complex offers designer and fashion specialty boutiques in an open-air atmosphere, in addition to fine dining restaurants and art-filled public spaces. 401 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 855-658-8527; shop fashionisland.com

MAliBu countRy MARt Shop and dine at the beachy, luxe, celeb-loved Country Mart, just steps from the Pacific (and adjacent to the also-uber-popular Malibu Lumber Yard). 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu, 310-456-7300; malibu countrymart.com

tHe Point Integrating fashion with

technology, homeware, dining, and leisure, El Segundo’s The Point is the shopping complex for all your retail and dining needs. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, 310-414-5280; thepointsb.com

sAntA MonicA PlAce Steps from the Pacific shore, and conveniently located next to the Third Street Promenade, this open-air shopping center features storefronts for some of the world’s most luxurious brands. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 310-2608333; santamonicaplace.com

soutH coAst PlAzA Adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, this legendary destination—the largest shopping center on the West Coast—houses more than 250 luxury boutiques. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-435-2000; southcoastplaza.com

WestField toPAngA Head to the Valley for a distinguished indoor shopping experience offering a wide range of amenities—fashion, beauty, dining—adjacent to retail hot spot The Village. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, 818-594-8732; westfield.com/topanga

POWER PLAYERS Williams & Williams has reached the pinnacle of the global real estate market by specializing in architecturally significant and one-of-a-kind properties here in LA. The bespoke firm’s motto ‘We don’t follow trends, we set them’ has not only lead to record-breaking sales, but has their A-list clientele coming back to purchase multiple properties. “No means yes in our business negotiations,” says Branden Williams of his namesake firm’s dedication to their client’s needs. “We love what we do and that passion is one thing that never goes out of style.” Williams & Williams 250 N. Canon Dr., Beverly HIlls, 310-691-5935 thewilliamsestates.com

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EMOJINALLY DISTURBED HAS THE SMILEY FACE BECOME THE KISS OF DEATH FOR THE L.A. MALE?

Emojis are for women. I’m sorry. These things are simply too cute for grown men. Wherever I look, I am reminded that we are (supposedly) post-gender, and yet I always find my finger hesitating over the smiley face or even the

macho thumbs-up for fear of inviting accusations of little-girlishness. If only there were testosterone-safe emojis, a set of icons to represent the complex predicaments of today’s easily threatened, falsely confident, emotionally guarded male. Think,

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for instance, how timesaving it would be to have a single graphic for, say, “I had a great time meeting you, and sometime in the future, I could see us getting together again, but before we do, in all humility, I urge you to please, please get some therapy. I am not a

doctor, but you must admit there is no harm in at least trying.” For the right tincture of bittersweet-ness, the above could be represented, emojinally, by, say, a setting sun. Or for when you find a troubled ex-girlfriend rebounding with an actor/

mixologist. To share your contempt with a friend, why not try the man bun emoji and say no more? Or better yet, aim for eloquence. Send that very ex-girlfriend a setting sun and a man bun. She may even text you back a thumbs up.

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