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FALL ISSUE 2011

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he autumn chill prepares us for the beginning of a new harvest. A time for reflection and remembrance, as this 09/11 marks the 10th anniversary of a nation that stood strong and united against the detrimental acts that shook

our beloved city and the world. We give blessings to the many families who lost loved ones and honor our NYFD & NYPD, who worked tirelessly in the trenches. To our soldiers, who march on courageously and keep us safe from harm, we salute you. www.911memorial.org This issue intrigues as we have our claws on the latest fall fashions, travel to spectacular views, feast on delectable delights and retreat to the most beautiful destinations this season. Our cover story this issue features: author; entrepreneur, jewelry and shoe designer, vice president and visionary, Ivanka Trump, as she shares her inspiring story about climbing the ladder to success.

New York Fashion Week heats up and we can expect a lot of surprises on the catwalk for Spring's line up. This fall, there are a ton of events going on to include: Alpine Concours d’Elegance and Car Show on September 30 through October 2 at the Dolce Hotel & Resort in Palisades; the DePasquale Salon & Spa Fashion Fight For A Cure on October 2 at the Hanover Marriot in Whippany; and Fashion and Beauty Week October 3 and 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. We hope to see many of our readers at these local events! To learn more about these events and other happenings, be sure to visit our newly re-designed website at www.ImageNJ.com. In addition to our updated website, we also have recently launched an iPhone/iPad app that is available in the iTunes App Store. Download it today to experience IMAGE in a whole new way! Also, be sure to connect with us on Facebook.com/IMAGE MAGAZINE NJ IMAGE - Your source for beauty, fashion and entertainment.

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lot of people consider themselves busy, but chances are that your definition of “busy” doesn’t hold a candle to this: being the executive vice president of development and acquisitions at one of the largest private companies in the United States; a jewelry, shoe and fashion designer; an author; a judge on a popular reality show; and to top it all off, a wife and new mother to a baby girl. For 29-year-old Ivanka Trump, this is everyday life. With a to-do list as long as Trump’s, it’s hard to imagine how everything gets done. She says it comes down to scheduling, punctuality and preparedness. “Every day is different for me,” Trump said. “My days are often filled with a large volume of meetings – everything from hotel design to building management to jewelry initiatives to new deal development to marketing strategy and often, filming for The Apprentice. I try to stick to a very strict schedule and I am never late – this is something that I learned from my father.”

It’s hard to discuss Ivanka without bringing up her dad – famed real-estate mogul, television personality and author, Donald Trump. Ivanka is executive vice president of development and acquisitions at his company, The Trump Organization, which means her dad is also her boss. It undoubtedly leaves her a lot to live up to, but Ivanka says she couldn’t have asked for a better mentor. “I’ve learned a great deal from my father over the years,” she said. “He taught me that hard work never goes out of style.” Ivanka clearly puts that idea to work in her everyday life, but there are still those who think that she doesn’t deserve to be where she is. She says she simply doesn’t allow that to restrain or paralyze her. Instead, she embraces the responsibility to uphold her father’s high standards and contribute to her family’s business endeavors. “I’m the first to admit that I capitalize on every asset that’s available to me, but I believe that everyone has unique points and areas of opportunity that they, too,


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have to identify and capitalize on,” she said. “My upbringing has prepared me for a challenging career that requires ambition, a strong work ethic and determination.” Currently, Ivanka’s professional goals are to continue to expand the Trump brand globally through real estate and hotel ventures and to grow her personal brand including her fine jewelry, footwear and handbag lines. One of those ventures that she’s particularly focused on now is her jewelry line which she started in 2007. Ivanka was inspired to become a jewelry designer by her mother’s jewelry collection and her desire to bring a fresh, young design approach to the luxury fine jewelry market. Her line’s vision is called “Rock Tradition” – a modern twist on classic pieces. In the four years since launch of the brand, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry has gone from one store on Madison Avenue in New York City to more than 60 worldwide exclusive retail partnerships in Asia and the Middle East. This year, she’ll be opening boutiques in Beijing and Shanghai. She says she couldn’t be happier with the success her line has experienced. “I've always had a passion for jewelry,” Ivanka said. “I wanted to make women of my time feel comfortable buying fine jewelry for themselves.” To that end, the jewelry collection is what Ivanka describes as heirloom-chic. It’s the youthful reinvention of important legacy pieces that captures a sense of fine workmanship, tradition and elegance. The line features diamonds, black onyx, white quartzite, rock crystal, pearls, yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. “A timeless colorless palette is chic yet wearable and never goes out of style,” Ivanka said. Aside from featuring beautiful pieces, the quick growth of her jewelry brand can also be attributed to Ivanka’s embracing of modern marketing – including the use of Twitter and Facebook. With more than 1.1 million followers on Twitter alone, she’s got an incredible customer base to start with. “I tweet multiple times a day. Sometimes it’s more personal like announcing my pregnancy, or discussing new pieces in my jewelry collection,” she said. “Social media is an integral part of what I do to connect with consumers; it is truly an amazing form of direct marketing. You have the ability to interact with your potential customer, and also get to know those people who may not be your customers yet.” With all of her business success aside, the most important aspect of Ivanka’s life is her new daughter – Arabella Rose. Ivanka and her husband, businessman and newspaper publisher Jared Kushner, welcomed Arabella as their first child on July 17, 2011. “She is amazing,” Ivanka said. “Jared and I are incredibly blessed.” Ivanka’s unbelievable schedule is even busier now that she’s a mother, but that doesn’t change her determination. “I want to continue to do as much as I can while trying to be flexible and accommodating with Arabella’s needs,” she said. “I wake up every day with a focused, organized plan to meet all my professional, personal and lifestyle goals.” Ivanka Trump fine jewelry is available locally at George Press in South Livingston, NJ. Learn more at www.IvankaTrump.com or follow Ivanka on Twitter @IvankaTrump.

“I've always had a passion for jewelry,” Ivanka said. “I wanted to make women of my time feel comfortable buying fine jewelry for themselves.”


Ivanka’s Four Essential Pieces for Any Jewelry Wardrobe

Want to know what must-have pieces will make your jewelry collection complete and versatile? Here’s what Ivanka says your jewelry box shouldn’t be without: 1) A Fabulous Cocktail Ring I love the architecturally unique south sea pearl with black enamel work ring from my Noor Collection. It is truly a work of art!

4) An Effortless Everyday Necklace I love the rose gold and mother of pearl necklace from my collection. Worn long or doubled, it is an easy chic everyday piece.

2) A Delicate Diamond Bangle I love stacking timeless thin black or white diamond bangles from my collection.

3) A Great Pair of Statement Earrings Like the medium ovals from my signature collection. They are understated but bold!


Dior limited edition Cubic Zirconia swivel eyewear; $975 Temperley silk smoke kimono slit blouse; $825 Chanel thigh high stiletto boot; $2400 Chinchilla hoodie by Sloan Touchstone designs; Price upon request

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Emilio Pucci shoulder cuff f feather tank; $760 ff Escada rabbit and cream silk scarf; $595 Diego Dolcini metallic ankle stiletto; $1195

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Swarovski white frost eyewear; $910 Blumarine silk animal print fringe blouse; $925 Trilogy cream mohair; $395 Christian Louboutin rabbit stiletto buckle boot; $2095

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Sue W Wong black ruffl f e jacket; $290 ffl Badgley Mischka beaded and feather cocktail; $715

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Vintage Dior lace cocktail; Price upon request Dior lace stiletto ankle boot; $1050

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Roberto Cavalli gold swirl eyewear; $575 Balenciaga olive and winter white suede pump; $725

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Christian Louboutin multi-colored Swarovski crystal stiletto; $2455 Mandalay blue feather cocktail with detailed ruching; $1200

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Sue Wong W beaded and feather evening gown; $480

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Armani swivel black cocktail; $2325

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Christian Siriano asymmetrical ruffl f e ffl cocktail; $1700 Sergio Rossi black suede and metallic fringe stiletto boot; $1310

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Photography by: Peter Langone @ www.peterlangone.com Model: Fernanda Uesler @ 301 Model Management Art Director: Fashion Flurries, Tim Ravenna Hair: Cherie Combs using L’O L real KÊ K rastase @ Ford Artists Miami Makeup: Cherie Combs using Dior @ Ford Artists Miami Styling: Sloan Tou T chstone BTS: George Maznicki Digital Management: Chrissy Perna Digital Te T chnician: Nelson Chavez Photography assistants: John Ulmer, r Johnny Lyn r, L ch NeimanMarcus.com Exclusive eyewear @ OpticalSpectrumlasolas.com

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On her: Ines Di Santo diamond evening; $8500 Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry oval link bracelet with Signature oval diamond clasp; $29,500 On him: Isaia forest green collar and red stitching suit with matching pant; $2595 Sloan Touchstone Designs flair bow tie; Price upon request


Arturo Rios oversized black tulle headpiece; $650 Oscar de la Renta gown with lace bodice; $10,990


Arturo Rios white bow headpiece; $185 Joey Rolon black chain crop jacket; Price upon request Jill Sander metallic, yellow gold pleated bubble cocktail Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour signature; $2445 Baroque Boheme wide charcoal black cuff; $495 Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry black stingray skin cuff with Pave diamond accent & emerald shape black onyx; $3300 Sergio Rossi champagne rhinestone & satin stiletto; $995


On her: Funky Sexy Couture Designs mini plaid hat; $30 Savee Couture yellow 贸mbre cocktail; $269 Sloan Touchstone Designs flair belt; Price upon request On him: Funky Sexy Couture Designs blue pinstripe blazer; Price upon request


On him: Funky Sexy Couture Designs blazer; $240 Funky Sexy Couture Designs hoodie; $69 Prada wine red sneaker boot; $395 On her: Arturo Rios moss top hat; $280 Funky Sexy Couture Designs fuchsia bra; $38 Yves St. Laurent white & black flair belted stripe blouse jacket; $2190


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HOT POPPY BOND NO. 9 | MADISON SQUARE PARK Grape Hyacinth, Huckleberry and Prairie Dropseed Grass Surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli invented the color Neon Pink. Comes with a detachable piece of jewelry that turns into fashionable wrist wears or a unique brooch. Available: @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Bond boutiques; bondno9.com

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MELLIFLOUS MELODY AGONIST | LIQUID CRYSTAL Bergamot, Lavender and English Cove Glass artist, Asa Jungnelius interpretation of liquid erotica. Limited edition of 300 bottles. Available: @ agonistparfums.com; luckyscent.com 00 IMAGE MAGAZINE SPRING 2011


TEAL DROP GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA di GIOIA Crushed Mint, Italian zest “Limone Primo Fiore Femminello” and Water Jasmine. Inspired by far away islands where Giorgio Armani likes to reconnect with nature. Available @ giorgioarmanibeauty.com; Macy’s LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT ISSEY MIYAKE | L’EAU d’ISSEY FLORALE Budding Rose, Mandarin Orange and White Woods. The two historic symbols represented are the Rose and the color Pink. Available: @ Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales; Macy’s

GROWING WILD MARC JACOBS | DAISY Ruby Red Grapefruit, Raspberry, Green Leaves and Pear The cap is the most playful aspect of design depicting the whimsical entities of freedom. A pop of Neon Yellow sends the message of a vibrant spring. Available: @ specialty retailers; daisymarcjacobs.com

FRUITY FUMES VIKTOR & ROLF | FLOWER BOMB, “La Vie en Rose” Bergamot, Mandarin and Crispy Green Accord A sparkling toilette and atomizer in one. A limited edition collective. Exclusively available: @ Sephora.com; viktor-rolf.com

TOP STITCH HERMÉS PARIS | IRIS UKIYOÉ Roses, Orange Blossom and Mandarin Zest The bottle is clothed with “saddle stitch” leather, while the stopper and case is in Swift calfskin. Ukiyoé is a literal translation for “image of the floating world.” Available: @ Hermes boutiques; hermes.com

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SEPHORA Sephora.com TEMPTU Colorful reds in Vintage Ruby and Blushing Coral bring out a pop of color to your cheeks with perfection. Great for on the go, whether at the beach or spending a night out on the town. Sephora.com

MAKE UP FOREVER Apply smudge-proof, tear-proof and waterproof cream color on cheeks and lips that will not crease, run or transfer. Sephora.com

TOO FACED Wet your lips with champagne-infused luscious lipsticks that seal in color and shine from the Lip of Luxury collection. Choose from two shades of retro reds. Toofaced.com, Sephora.com

SEPHORA Nails dive into a sea of reds with these top colors from Sephora. Choose from A Cherry on Top (left) , Mr. Right Now (right) and Cherry Popsicle. (upper left) Sephora.com

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Grace Coddington “five point” photographer David Montgomery


A CULTURAL DEMAGOGUE, VIDAL SASSOON CHANGED THE FACE OF BEAUTY THROUGH HIS ICONIC CUTS AND STATEMENTS, REVOLUTIONIZING FASHION WITH A PR OFOUND IMPACT ON AN ERA AND GENERATION. HIS DEFINED LOOK USHERED IN AN ATTITUDE OF “ANYTHING GOES”, REFLECTING THE SHIFTING POLITICS OF STYLE TO THIS DAY IN AN EVER-CHANGING INDUSTRY.


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rchitecture was at the forefront of his thinking. Getting away from the “superfluous”, Vidal was inspired with the geometric shapes and angles of the first Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius collaborative Seagram building, which are often regarded as the pinnacle of the modernistic high-rise with the ideology of minimal framework having a structural order, balanced against distinctable freedoms of flowing spaces. Vidal shared the same philosophies when it came to creating his infamous five-point cut in 1963, with three points in the back and one on each side, considering it “perfect geometry”. The Bauhaus later recognized it as part of the “forward movement of design. ”Marcel Bruer’s design for the Whitney Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Constructions in Chicago were also part of his muse to cut around the shape of the head tightly, with angular heavy fringes; thus came about the angular bob with bangs.

This was the hairstyle worn on Vidal’s fashion collaborator, Mary Quant who is noted for the creation of the mini-skirt. The most symbolic figure of Vidal Sasson’s signature abstract introspective modified bowl “five point” haircut hairstyle was Americanactress turned model Peggy Moffitt, who influx the bond between pop-art and fashion. The haircut became the benchwork to the craft and made Vidal a 60s icon. Legendary photographer, David Montg o m e ry sta te s, “ V id a l w a s a h e a d o f h is tim e . ” Beforehand, hair didn’t move, it was curly, fufu and dalibird. Vidal was a revolutionist that set fashion aflame with his geometric innovations. An off-set character who created the rules of how designers presented their collections. The runway was personified around the look of the hair displaying movement, such as the fabrics used on the garments. Hair became the most important accessory.”


From his days in the Jewish ghetto, to an orphanage in North London, Vidal learned how to overcome obstacles at an early age. In 1948, he fought in the Arab-Israeli War, a cause he believed in. At the age of 22, he landed a job with the savant of the “teasy-weasy”, Raymond Bessone . In 1954, Sassoon opened a small salon on New Bond Street in London and there is where his legacy began. Vidal’s need for perfection is insurmountable. The customer was n e v e r rig h t, u n le ss th e y h a d p re v a ilin g ta ste . Celebrities Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor and Mia Farrow couldn’t wait to be adorned with Vidal’s scissor hand. As Sassoon’s fame grew, more salons opened nationally and internationally and the company became a global success. A true rags to riches tale, the film traces Sassoon’s path from a London orphanage

to international success and celebrity. It follows Michael Gordon, founder of the haircare company Bumble and bumble, as he sets out to document Vidal’s life in a richly visual book. Sassoon’s story comes alive as the design of the book unfolds. sassoon.com

With an added emphasis on his inspirational drive, VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE shows Sassoon to be not only one of the great innovators of our time, but a cultural life force as relevant today as ever. Check your local listings for a theater near you or go to: phase4films.com

“IF YOU DON’T LOOK GOOD, WE DON’T LOOK GOOD”. VIDAL SASSOON


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ISSEY MIYAKE’S

anatomy of origami is equivalent

to the precision of the rhythms of simplicity and complexity. The applied axioms are organic in configuration; albeit the whimsical angled and curvilinear forms intensify by alternating folds t h r o u g h s in g le lo n g t a p e s o f v a r y in g w id t h s . T h e expressionism lends itself to interchangeable and interlocking transitional patterns that evolve through a repetitious crescendo of design. Their musical tantra for

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Issey Miyake is to fashion what Freddie Gruber is to percussion.

2011 was inspired through two o f Escher ’s quintessential works; Waterfall and Verbum. Miyake’s prints breathe with linea

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escapade of gradual and harmonious innovational metamorphosis that contribute to a dance of Hound’s Tooth, Tulip and Herringbone marinated in a ubiquitous mix of instrumental inquisitiveness.

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The traditional Japanese textiles representative of Okinawa include Bashofu,

Miyako-Jofu

and Bingata . These fabrics are formulated from island plants, distinguished Kasuri and dyed materials that amalgamate uncompromised beauty with intricate application of living textures, revealing nature’s innermost secrets into impelling wearable art. The most significant feature of the textile is the narrow width of the cloth that transforms into an array of blouses, skirts and dresses. Activism through fashion is the brands approach to the continual dedication of sustainable manufacturing. Resuscitating the seeds of life, Issey Miyake

is the epitome

of symmetrical elegance that personifies comfort couture. The milieu of the versatile brand is prominent in each seasonal change of timeless allure.


What are your thoughts? ... quick! Take out your pen and write them down. The simple act of taking out a favorite pen from your breast pocket or bag and writing down your thoughts and ideas will never be lost, even in our age of mobile electronic communication. A pen can influence the shape and placement of a pocket, the fabric and gesture itself. The relationship existing between clothes, people and their favorite pens is an intimate one.

ありがとうございます。 We say goodbye to Creative director, Dai Fujiwara who collaborated on a concept with Mr. Miyake entitled A-POC, ‘A Piece of Cloth’ Mr. Fujiwara hands over the baton to the pioneers of the next generation with great joy. Over the past 5 years, we shared in the revelry of his journey and creativity.


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Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty

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he Spring 2011 Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrates the life and times of the late, Alexander McQueen, with his repertoire of illusion. The exhibition glorifies the rapture of a true performance artist in a keepsake of living memoirs that grace the halls, from his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection in 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010. The second-floor of the Cantor Galleries, features approximately 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from the Voice of Fashion’s 19 year span. A thief of emotions, McQueen awakened our spirits and challenged our perceptions with his phantasmal presentations and poignant recurrent vampiristic theories on romance. He gapped the bridge from fantasy to reality, thirsted in the dualities of life and death and intrigued us with his technological ingenuity.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, exhibition catalogue, Lenticular cover image Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Gary James McQueen

A book, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, accompanies the exhibition. It features a thematic overview of Mr. McQueen’s career, with an introduction by Susannah Frankel, fashion editor of The Independent, and an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director for Alexander McQueen, who worked closely with the designer for 14 years. It features new photography by Sølve Sundsbø, who shot ensembles from the McQueen archive on live models, then retouched the images to make them look like mannequins. The images combine the movement of an editorial shoot with the authority of a museum catalogue. Quotes from Alexander McQueen, exhaustively researched by Bolton, are paired with the images to enhance understanding of the designer’s viewpoint. Available @ amazon.com, metmuseum.org

An audio tour, narrated by Andrew Bolton, provides additional insight into the exhibition via interviews with 16 of McQueen’s collaborators and friendsincluding Sarah Burton, Naomi Campbell, Shalom Harlow, Shaun Leane, Annabelle Neilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Philip Treacy.

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Ensemble, VOSS, spring/summer 2001


Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001

E x p l o re t h e i n n e r wo r k i n g s o f a b e a u t i f u l m i n d t h at left an indelible mark on the world with his Bad Romance, Lady Gaga. Andrew Bolton, Curator of The Costume Institute attests, “His fashions were an outlet for his emotions, an ex p re s s i o n o f t h e d e e p e s t, o f te n d a r k e s t, a s p e c t s o f h i s imagination. He was a true romantic in the Byronic sense of the word – he channeled the sublime.” “Alexander McQueen’s iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion,” said Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “This landmark exhibition continues the Museum’s tradition of celebrating designers who changed the course of history and culture by creating new possibilities.”

The exhibition is made possible by Alexander McQueen™. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is on view now through July 31, 2011. The Museum’s website at: www.metmuseum.org www.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen

Dress, autumn/winter 2010

All photos: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

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ith a wave of their magical wands, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s incarnations is a storybook of mystifying creations come to life. Marchesa’s enchanting chapters are an embodiment of a whisper heard through a ballad of cascading dreams, romantic preludes of mystical-embroidered tapestries and juxtaposed prints of blooming defiance that draw you in without consent; leaving the reader yearning for more. Eccentric as the brands namesake and muse, Marchesa Luisa Casati summon the worlds of fashion and art with her daunting escapades, intertwining the genres of both mediums and becoming the worlds most noted European iconic figure of living art. The design approach of the label, epithet, Marchesa chaperons a shared ethereal vision of versatility that commands the stage.

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Fall 2011 Collection breathes “Great Expectations” A soiree of loves lost hopes and dreams The story unfolds with a forlorn glance Porcelain tears wet her stoned face The chill of despair, a heart impaired Swaying gathering gloom of paraded snow gauzes Holding onto silken mesh’s gentle touch Misty tulles embellish in smoked sky An eclipse of fiery red, tattered illusions of happiness Lace caresses ebonies shower Floating cloaks drown in an abyssal of pearl Thoughts that plague of unsaid promises Be still what’s been broken Beauty is revenge of all that is stolen

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SILHOUETTES FRAMED INSIDE TABLEAU VIVANTS, PLAY DÉJÀ VU IN FABRICATION OF MELODIC TEXTURES, RESPLENDENT CAREFUL NOTES AND LIQUEFIED MÉLANGE OF CONSTRUCTIONAL HOMONYMY LIKE A SENSUAL RIFF WE HAVE HEARD BEFORE. BY KAMITHA SLOAN

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONS OF MARY KATRANTZOU MADE BREADTH AND “DES OBJETS DE LUXE”, MARY’S BAILIWICK OF TEXTILES EMANATES THROUGHOUT HER RHAPSODIC MENAGERIES FEEDING US INTO A HYPER-REALISTIC FANTASIA OF STRUCTURAL 3D TECHNO-ILLUSIONARY OPULENCE. PEEPING INTO THE WINDOWS OF THIS DESIGNER’S MINDSET, YOU LOSE YOURSELF IN “DEEP, HALCYON REPOSE” OF A GARMENT’S SINGULARITY. WE BECOME VOYEURS OF HER CREATIONS, AS SHE CONTINUES TO BLIND US WITH SCIENCE. THOMAS DOLBY

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he tale begins at Rhode Island, school of design where Mary went to pursue her aspirations in architectural studies, before transferring to St. Martins to complete her degree in textile design. During this influential period, she kneaded her talents as a freelance print designer for Bill Blass. A metamorphose in trajectory, the most pivotal moment in Mary’s career, from textiles to women’s wear cosseted in intaglio, as she perfected her portfolio working with Sophia Kokosalaki for two seasons. In 2008, at her final year’s show, Katrantzou emerged on the scene with her unsullied, thematic rendition of “trompe l’oeil” of oversized jewelry featured on jersey bonded dresses which mapped out her hallmark signature, eponymous of a surrealistic visionary. Debuting at British fashion week in spring /summer 2009, Mary won the heart of fashionistas with a small collection of nine dresses. In the autumn of the same year, her portamento revolved around the sumptuous and seductive items that a woman would not be able to wear if it were real. Perfume bottles, artisan blown glass and eighteenth century society paintings became the focal point of her indelible aesthetic.

By Robert Knoke for Six Scents

The dadaistic dichotomy between Katrantzou’s love affair with interiors and jewelry design manifests into a colloquy of garnished synchronicity. Mary was awarded wunderkind for the

The deliquescent obiter on aromatic perspectives through cultural activism, Six Scents (six-scents.com) selected Mary to participate in series three global initiative, “War Child”, entitled “Trompe L’Oeil” for topshop with perfumer, Shyamala Maisondieu. Bitter Orange, Mandarin, Neroli and Pear.

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Swiss textile prize in 2010, nominated for British fashion awards Swarovski emerging talent prize and is a Dorchester prize finalist. Summer/Spring 2011 tapestry entitled “Ceci n’est pas une chambre” takes its cue from the imaginative worlds of René Magritte. Katrantzou’s first stand-alone show, a summer garden of fanciful dreams becomes reality. The inner environments of Mary’s picturesque windows are combed like the clouds; carrying us on whimsical, adagio breezes into the dynamic sets of Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton’s iconic fashion shoots, the grandeur of the white house, 70s east coast hotel rooms and wide open spaces of Architectural Digest. With a cacophony, collages of South Beach style pastels, bourdin-esque greens, majestic fuchsias and a sea of blues waft through Victorian lampshade skirts, dresses and separates embellished by signature statement jewels finished in crystal pendants, shaped as sconce half-chandeliers. The euphoric synthesis of Autumn/Winter 2011 collection travels beyond cultural capital. Objets d’envy are symbolic of women jet setters who weave an intricate visual world in which to reside. Haute Couture reigns as models walk down the runway in curvilinear symmetry showcasing Fabergé eggs as dramatic peplums over hips, chi-distended length vase goddess-gowns and cropped waist structured jackets and blouses from the Qianlong dynasty. Hyper-real rim-shots burst into a voyage of unapologetic luxury. We are entangled in Katrantzou’s web of artistry, as she lets her passion abound us in creation. BABY, SHE WAS BORN THIS WAY LADY GAGA

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BY KAMITHA SLOAN

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL

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Blue Diva | Courtesy of Gaumont Pictures | The Fifth Element Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier | Visual & Technical Costume Effects Supervisor: Vinilla Burnham

Zena Holloway

TREASURED, AS ONE

Catwoman | Courtesy of Warner Bros | Batman Returns Designers: Bob Ringwood, Mary Vogt | Visual & Tech. Costume Effects Supervisor: Vinilla Burnham

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VINILLA BURNHAM

POETRY IN MOTION


VINILLA SHARES HER THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LITTLE COSTUME SHOP, BALLET FASHION, LADY GAGA’S LIVING DRESS AND HER RECENT COLLABORATION WITH ZARB CHAMPAGNE AND UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER, ZENA HOLLOWAY

IMAGE: What is the most important factor for a principal dancer when creating a thematic storyboard?

IMAGE: The renascence of ballet fashion is apparent due to the film, Black Swan. Do you see ballet fashion becoming a staple implemented into all designer collections due to the fashion impact?

VB: Dancers are immensely practical, and the priority for them is to be able to move and for nothing to impede partnering. Rule number one is function. When I was a young costume maker, I worked for the ‘maestro’ theatre designer Nicholas Georgeadis who designed for The Royal Ballet, principally for choreographers Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Rudolph Nureyev. He trained as an architect, and his costumes had such a great visual weight to them, but they were constructed in a dancer friendly way by specialist ballet costumiers who knew how to achieve this. He would use trompe l’oeil painting on lycra ‘all overs’ with added drapery or appliqué, which achieved a sculptural, architectural look without weight or bulk (and they were washable!). His stunning costumes for Kenneth MacMillan’s ‘Mayerling’ had the structure and outline of Victorian costume, but not the weight, and vitally, they had the right movement, which somehow extended the choreography.

VB: I think it is a distinct possibility that Black Swan will influence fashion as well as make up. I would like to see the stage meet the street with not only a ballet influence, but also a theatrical influence generally. IMAGE: Designers Alexander McQueen, Ines di Santo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jose Castro, Marchesa, Rodarte, Vera Wang and Vivienne Westwood have all been influenced by the tutu. In your opinion, what is the cultural phenomenon that draws them in about the ballet?

Vinilla Burnham

“There is a fundamental difference in the emotion exuded by a dancer wearing a garment versus a model wearing a garment. With each movement & gesture, a dancer communicates depth of emotion to the viewer. A model wearing a dress expresses a feeling or singular emotion. The emotion expressed by the dancer in a garment that moves is multidimensional and nuanced. It is powerful and moving.” VERONICA & INES DI SANTO

VB: I work with stage and screen rather than runway, but fashion is such an inspiration, I love when fashion and costume cross genres and boundaries. Ballet is a part of everyone’s childhood. It certainly was mine. The imagery is powerful, and so are the emotions that it evokes. It remains with us, so it is no wonder that costume design for the ballet permeates through to fashion, and in the case of the designers mentioned above, who better to re-invent classical ballet into couture than these couturiers. I was fortunate enough to work alongside Jean Paul Gaultier on the film, The Fifth Element. I was working on ‘Costume Effects’ for the Diva, Mangalores and the New York Cops while he constructed all the clothes. His entire archive collection arrived one day at Pinewood Studios near London. It was like getting into the best sweet shop (candy

store) ever, going into that room and seeing all the racks of his clothes which had so much wit and personality. He lit up the room when he came to London. There was an aura of sunshine around him. IMAGE: Do you see ballet fashions having their own catwalk shows? VB: Wouldn’t that be great! I would love to see ballet fashion on the runway. I would love to do it myself in fact, or contribute to a collective symbiosis. Ballet costume is synonymous with movement, but this could be factored in for the catwalk. Lighting is another crucial factor of ballet, which intensifies the mood, colour and atmosphere. I always think that whatever I do, the key is to have the right lighting designer.

Having said this, for Rudolph Nureyev’s ‘Tempest’, we put the dancers in masks, headdresses and rippling muscle torsos (and this was way before Batman.) We pushed the boundaries as much as we could with these costumes. One of male dancers, when asked if his lion mask was comfortable stated, “I didn’t become a dancer to be comfortable”. Dancers have the most extraordinary physical discipline. They are completely different animals to actors who live more in their heads. Dancers are more akin to stunt men. From a design perspective, it is not like a film, where there is one principal, one star. A production is mounted, and the design is established on two or more casts, but there will be many principal dancers in that role for the life span of the ballet, which could be 20 years. My Mouse costumes for The Royal Ballet’s, Nutcracker were only remade after about 15 years. Generally, the design remains constant. It is more likely to change for a principal singer in opera because their physiques can vary so much more than a dancer’s physique will vary. SPRING 2011 IMAGE MAGAZINE 00


Spring Fairy - Richard Wilding | Autumn dress- Philip Volkers | Odile- Richard Wilding | thelittlecostumeshop.com

Unlike with actors who like to have input into their costumes, because they have to intellectualize their characters, dancers tend not to because they are such physical beings. IMAGE: What new designs have you implemented for the ballet? VB: My newest designs are my own fictitious characters from the ballet, which are not worn at all, but are made in quarter scale and are exhibited at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. I am coming back to my roots where I started my career in costume. I wanted to create something that had no barriers to time, or to quality of craftsmanship; the equivalent of couture. (thelittlecostumeshop.com) IMAGE: Was your thought process the same when creating “The Living dress” for Lady Gaga as it was when designing for the ballet. The importance of comfort and fit is certainly a factor. VB: Ballet costumes are part of my DNA and it is hard not to be influenced by ballet when I am designing. The living dress had a period shape, complete with bustle (which was there for a technical reason too!), and although it is a piece of serious construction, I like to think it has an ethereal balletic quality. In this image of Gaga backstage, she is tripping along with the lightness of a fairy in her mechanically engineered dress, wings, giant headdress and 15ft train laden with fans. It is a pleasure to see this. It is the result of a perfect balance between design and construction; together, of course, with performance. After all, the performer brings the costume alive and ultimately makes it work. In addition, comfort and fit are very much part of the design. Function is a mainstay or it will not work visually. When I saw the first (and only) rehearsal at the Liverpool Echo Arena with Gaga on that amazing set, singing ‘So Happy I could Die’, I was overcome, it really was an intense moment because it had been such a tight 00 IMAGE MAGAZINE SPRING 2011

Darcey Bussell | former Royal Ballet prima ballerina | Becky Maynes

turnaround and a technical challenge for all concerned. It looked amazing and I surprised myself. I had my wonderful team with me and tears ran down my face. I saw Gaga off stage and she asked what I thought. I told her, I was overcome with joy. She said it was an emotional moment for her, she cried too. I thought I had been there, done that, seen it all, a bit cynical. Things can awe me, and ballet does that to me every time. I need my ballet fix. IMAGE: Ballet fashion at times comes from certain surrealism. Have you been influenced by Elsa Schiaparelli or Salvador Dali? VB: Not consciously, perhaps because a lot of my work has been either period or literal, so I have probably been more influenced by classical form. What really excites me now is abstract design, and I am fairly new to it! The ‘living dress’, and the ‘surface dress’ for Zarb Champagne were such design opportunities where the imagination could soar, and rules could be broken. However, this did not make it any easier because for something abstract, it is necessary to invent a new set of rules, it has to make sense, even if it is fictitious. I love to push boundaries and try new, risky, and even dangerous ways of combining materials and skills. For me, it always has to be beautifully made with the best materials and finest quality workmanship – like couture. At the same time, it must look spontaneous. I visited the Saatchi Gallery of modern art in London recently, and although there were some interesting pieces and an installation by sculptor Richard Wilson entitled 20:50, that blew me away, there were also pieces that I thought – hang on a sec, that’s just pretending to be art, it’s a cop out, too easy to make . It is neither an idea nor a skill, it’s just pretentious. I have often wondered what the difference is between art and design. I consider myself to be a designer, rather than an artist because it is

collaborative and functional. Of course, the boundaries merge. The work of Alexander McQueen is fine art in every sense. IMAGE: The Zarb champagne bottle certainly has a sense of fluidity, such as ballet dancers. Was your design statement implemented strategically with the thoughts of the ballet for the bottle? VB: I work very intuitively, organically. I let the process flow. I don’t know how it does, so I don’t plan it or analyze. I like things to evolve and take on their own silhouette, After all, it changes at every step, at every fitting, and that’s the joy of it, You just don’t know what you will discover along the way or what you will end up with. You just know when something is going in the right direction or if it is going in the wrong direction, if it is working or not, and if it is not you have to change it until its back on track and it excites you. If I do not love it, it cannot be working, although I am seldom satisfied, and in retrospect always commenting on my own work. The Zarb dress was inspired by champagne, by Erte, and by a period I spent diving in the Red Sea when I was a costume designer for the unforgettable under water photographer Mike Portelly. My approach was balletic. The wonderful thing about shooting under water is the slow heavy movement, as well as the slight diffraction of the water. Plankton causes it in the sea, which is almost like a gauze on a stage, an effect I love. I gathered materials that responded to the weight and pressure of the water, in the same way that a fabric will react to moving through air. I must add that I design for the moving image generally, and the photographs that Zena took were full of movement. It is always an essential factor for me how clothes and costumes move. Normally it happens through clever cutting and using the right fabrics, so with the added element of the water, it has a kind of natural choreography built in.


A mĂŠlange of silver, blue and liquefied gold illuminates from sky to sea.

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esigned by Leonardo De Carlo, the collection of Hydroargentum converts geometry into imagination and shape into a glowing fantasy of lights. Through the alternation of fluidity and proportion, sculpture expands in space, flowing through intellect reflecting a lyrical display of refulgent symmetry. Dimensions can vary from 15 to 96 lights and from 3 meters in diameter and 6 meters in height. Chandeliers can be customized to fit the architectural parameters of its allocated space. Andromeda - A leading brand of luxury custom, hand-made glass lighting design that brings forth a sense of modernity through its original interpretation of aesthetic concepts. andromedamurano.it

Photos: Cristiano Corte

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Zena Holloway

Vin Burnham & Zena Holloway | vin-burnham.com, zenaholloway.com

MIXOLOGY

BY LEADING MIXOLOGIST JASON SAVINO


Champagne Cobbler Zarb Champagne ½ teaspoon Curacao Liqueur ½ teaspoon lemon juice 1 orange wedge 1 geranium petal Add Curacoa and lemon juice to a Champagne flute. Top off with Champagne and rub orange wedge around rim of glass. Garnish with a geranium petal.

Magna Carta Zarb Champagne 2 oz chilled Tequila 1 oz lime juice 1 oz chilled Triple Sec Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Tequila, lime juice and Triple Sec. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute. Top off with Champagne.

Ritzy Raspberry Revelry Zarb Champagne 2/3 oz chilled Vodka Macerated raspberries 1 pink or red rose petal Pour Vodka and raspberries into a jug. Leave to steep for 10 days and strain. Pour over half a measure into a champagne flute. Top off with champagne. Garnish with petal.

Bubbles N’ Blue

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David Shale

2 oz chilled Zarb Champagne 2 oz Hypnotiq Frozen blueberries Pour chilled Champagne and Hypnotiq into a champagne flute. Garnish with blueberries.

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“Each dish takes on its unique character. It’s an evolving composition inspired by different cultures, my travels abroad, the mood of the season, unique ingredients and spices that can be found in our local markets and my love of art. With respect to the food, I let the hearth of the plate

itself. I am simply, the conductor.” – Chef Paul Liebrandt

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Photography by: Evan Sung

take on its own shape and speak for


DELECTABLE DISCOVERIES

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Kusshi Oyster Smoked Beet & Almond Crème

Science + Cuisine = Chef Paul Liebrandt

The “Thelonious Monk” of French classical cuisine, Chef Paul Liebrandt’s keys of palette are in his epicurean practice and golden hands of acoustical effusion.

Home and owner of the culinary maestro, the Corton restaurant is the billet-doux to New York’s Tribeca dining locale. The Corton features an extensive wine list from the namesake’s French region and a six to eight course tasting menu. The intimacy of the atmosphere communicates a welcoming invitation that envelops the beauty of the whispering vines that stride the walls; opted for emotions, carrying you amidst among the cultural crossroads of aromas that waft through the 65 seated soothing space. Although modest speaking about his craft, Chef Paul’s ensorcelled chef d’oeuvre’s, are those of a culinary sensualist with sharps and flats of color and textures. Chef Paul states, “Each dish takes on its unique character. It’s an evolving composition

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inspired by different cultures, my travels abroad, the mood of the season, unique ingredients and spices that can be found in our local markets and my love of art. With respect to the food, I let the hearth of the plate take on its own shape and speak for itself. I am simply, the conductor.” Since the inception of the Corton in 2008, each dining experience is as memorable as the next. The Corton was nominated as Best New Restaurant in the United States by the James Beard Foundation in the same year. Chef Paul Liebrandt prides himself on providing a higher echelon of hospitality to his guests. Aside from being honored with several accolades for his distinctive flair, the best honors have been from the clientele who delight themselves with his savoir fare. – cortonnyc.com


AN ARTFUL AMBROSIA DESTINED TO TANTALIZE THE SENSES Lounge in the most lavish hotels around the world as we take you on a palatal exploration of spirits & appetizers.

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or over a century, the St. Regis New

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York has stood as an emblem of style

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and sophistication in the heart of Manhattan

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and the hotel’s famous King Cole Bar remains

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one of the city’s most stately cocktail

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lounges, nightly drawing the city’s elite of

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top fashion designers, celebrities and

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socialites. Eponymous of the lounge’s hallmark signature, the Old King Cole Mural painted by Maxfield Parrish in 1906, is a historic treasure of art adored by New Yorkers and patrons alike.

Bartender, Fernand Petiot birthright to mixology was the infamous, Bloody Mary. Perfected in 1934, the cocktail was deemed too vulgar for the elegance of the King Cole Bar and rechristened Red Snapper. stregis.com. starwoodhotels.com


Mixologist Stéphane Picaut MARRAKESH MARTINI 4cl vodka Grey Goose “home infused” with cinnamon 6 feuilles de menthe fraîche 5 pieces of fresh pineapple 1g of sugar cane powder 4cl pineapple juice

Chef William Foie gras Petrossian Caviar served upon request

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prolific composition of architectural wizardry meets quirky design, the Murano Resort is an evocative and playful treasure chest of innovation. The restaurant

spreads across a five-meter high main dining room, two cozy lounges and a sundrenched terrace. The avant-garde kitchen offers delicate, creative and refreshingly, healthy cuisine equally suited to meat-lovers and vegetarians. For the vodka enthusiast, the hotel bar carries 180 different types in which to choose from around the globe. Luxurious iPads incorporate the extensive cocktail menu to enhance the wining and dining experience. An eclectic fusion of music is the syntactic core of the resorts’ soul.

muranoresort.com, designhotels.com

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t W South Beach Hotel & Residences’, The Living Room has become infamous for their Cocktails Bar Lab in

which patrons can order unique molecular infusions ingredients found from all around the globe. They press daily a variety of citrus fruits and produce, delighting guests with elements such as Lebanese pomegranate, Japanese yuzu (citrus) and exotic herbs and spices, priding itself on unparalleled quality and freshness while incorporating a variety of special techniques to create carefully crafted cocktails. Watch the action unfold in the spirit of a literary salon, where you can social gather in a Caribbean playground. Relax under bronze-and-gold pendant light fixtures that tinkle among one another like wind chimes, creating unexpected sounds and glow patterns that settle in nicely with the percussion of American’s French backyard. wsouthbeach.com, starwoodhotels.com

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FARM FRESH 1 oz. Herradura Silver Tequila ½ oz. Green Chartreuse ½ oz. Mezcal Chef Michael Gilligan 1 oz. lime juice Fresh Ahi tuna 3/4 oz. agave juice served in a crispy taco shell with 1 oz. fresh cucumber juice guacamole 3 dashes of aromatic bitters Garnish with flower

Photo credit of food and drink: John Ulmer

of spirits. Liquid savants use only the finest quality

Apothéker: Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi


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parkling with cosmopolitan flair and authentic village charm, bohemian glamour swarms in a setting of

fields of fragrant lavender, gardens of fig and lemon trees, mimosa, pines and eucalyptus; a setting that lends itself to a bohemian excursion that ramifies itself off from the outside world and sweeps you in with the winds of bliss. Playing off the unity of nature, planes of glass are used to mirage the borders of interior and exterior spaces with a 1950s color scheme. Named after influential French novelist of the 20th century, Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, the restaurant focuses on Mediterranean cuisine with products from local suppliers with a menu of fresh fish to grilled dishes. In keeping with the sophisticated air of the French Riviera, Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez partnered with champagne brand Dom PĂŠrignon to create a stylish champagne bar next to the restaurant, the perfect place for a sunset cocktail or a warm digestif. For fashion lovers, an Emilio Pucci extravaganza is in the forecast. Check back on a listing of scheduled events on their web site.

Mixologist: Matthieu Jouanneau GEISHA TEARS 2 oz. Dom Perignon 1 oz. Stolichnaya Vodka 1 teaspoon of gum syrup ½ oz. Violet cream A handful of blueberries to garnish World- renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire Interior designer of the hotel and restaurant: Christopher Pillet

Ratatouille Maison a collective of black marinated olives, biological cherry tomatoes on Italian toasted bread

hotelsezz.com; designhotels.com

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Time Spotting LA MINI D DE DIOR MITZA TIMEPIECE 19 MM Quartz movement Yellow gold case set with diamonds and black lacquered strap in black satin. Bezel set with diamonds and black laquered. Golden and black varnished dial set with diamonds. dior.com

Growling Spirit AMAN SNOW LEOPARD sagatiba.com 1 1/2 oz Sagatiba Pura Cachaรงa 1/4 oz amaretto liqueur 1/2 oz heavy cream 3 drops of rose water essence 1 shot of espresso Served in a Martini glass and garnished with black salted coffee beans around the rim

On the Prowl CAROLINA HERRERA suede pump ankle bootie carolinaherrera.com

Leopardness Wild Cat BAROQUE AND BOHEME SCARF & FUR Reversible shoulder authentic mink with leopard printed Italian silk ruffled chiffon and tulle shoulder with a rain of Swarovski crystals. Reversible leopard-silk scarf with ostrich feather trim. baroqueandboheme.com 26 IMAGE MAGAZINE FALL 2011

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZEDโ„ข BLACKBERRY CASE Available by special order at the SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED store in Soho, N.Y. swarovski-crystallized.com FALL 2011 IMAGE MAGAZINE 27


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AL13 ART PRINTED FACE TABLE An innovative photography and design label that fuses print with metal disciplines. Oven baked imagery in aluminum creates dimensional effects that can be transposed onto home furnishings, wall coverings, mosaics, art and editorial print work with a no scratch finish. Al13art.com


KILU LIGHTBODIES LAMPS Installations in life-sized human shapes that interface aesthetic enjoyment with functionalism, as they become active participants in their surrounding space. Light illuminates the room with vibrant color in a mesmerizing dance of expressionism. Kilu explores this intangible medium by transforming and combining casual objects into sculptures, which are then able to manipulate, capture and absorb the intrinsic values of light. thelightbodies.com; mail@kiluart.com

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RENAISSANCE RETRO REVIVAL BY KAMITHA SLOAN

F R A C TA L Nastro Pink Murano handmade glass Chandelier by Andromeda $29,100; andromedamurano.it, Available for purchase @ verodesign.it

U LT R A MODERN

Cappellini Peacock chair by Dror design The intricate folding paired with the innovative method of structure creates a luxurious chair that is both elegant and modern. Can be seen in Rihannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s S&M video. $7174; studiodror.com

DECO MOD

Three-piece coffee table Tea Ball set by designer Feruccio Laviani for Emmemobili design. $3600 each; emmemobili.it, Available for purchase @ verodesign.it

GEOMETRIC Arlequin T dining table in black and white for Emmemobili design. Price upon request; emmemobili.it, Available for purchase @ verodesign.it

Evolution credenza by Feruccio Laviani for Emmemobili design is a masterpiece of contemporary style. $34,500; emmemobili.it, Available for purchase @ verodesign.it

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Circus rounded seashell chaise in plush orange suede designed by Giorgio Gurioli for Giovanetti. $6400; giovannetticollezioni.it, Available @ verodesign.it

GOTHIC Fuchsia suede Monchere 06 sofa by designer, Maurizio Giordano for Antidiva. $7860; antidiva.it, Available @ verodesign.it

CURVILINEAR

CLASSIC A dialogue between details, the Audrey mosaic bathtub is the adornment of an object whose everyday stage is in the architectural space in which it resides. Designed by Massimiliano Della Monaca for Sicis, the newest shape is of an elegant pump with a skyscraper heel. Price upon request at SICIS NY showroom; sicis.com

MODGANIC TUBULAR Sphery chair lounge by Samal Design. Price upon request; samaldesign.com

The infinity glass top Sumo by Alessandro Pascolini for Emmemobili design identifies the peculiarity of the table construction made by a single element in curved plywood. $7670; emmemobili.it, Available for purchase @ verodesign.it

All items available at Vero Design can be sought after in their North America home in the DCOTA.

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DADAisticDALI BY GWEN WEBBER

Sandro Santantonio SKYLINE mosaic @ sicis.com Carla Tolomeo chairs have become a staple in the great fashion houses of Hermes, Missoni, Blumarine and Neiman Marcus. @ sicisnext.com

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“SEEMS LIKE A DREAM… GOT ME HYPNOTIZED” b obw e l c h SALVADOR DALI’S passion for representing dream-like spaces made him infamous for creating whimsical worlds in interiors as well as cinema and art. His surreal furniture in particular has influenced generations of designers and his own interiors collection is now being produced by Barcelona Designs Ediciones. The Spanish design company’s enthusiasm for Dali’s unique style stands as testament to its relevance today in bringing energetic and playful aspects into contemporary homes. Dali’s celebrated painted dreamscapes, depicting warped interior elements posited among skewed perspectives that challenge the viewer’s own perception of space suggest that his three-dimensional designs might propose similarly perplexing scenarios. Indeed the playful forms and witty object compositions, such as the Lobster - Or Aphrodisiac Telephone, 1936, have become symbolic of the artist’s subversive approach to domestic objects, while the interiors of the 70s Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres probably the most overtly characteristic of his built projects, demonstrates his ability to evoke the subconscious on a larger scale. His melted and liquid-solid forms have been captured in the recently opened Salvador Dali Museum in Tampa, St. Pete Florida. Avoiding pastiche architecture, though, its architects HOK created components that refer to Dali’s own influences, such as the DNA helix-inspired staircase and the triangular glass panels bulging out from the building, which recall Dali’s hero, architect Buckminster Fuller. Yet it is in the Spanish ‘huts’ in the coastal town of Cadaques, where he and his wife Gala lived from 1930, that one gains an insight into Dali’s ideas of how to create a wonderful, comfortable domestic space. Constructed with local builder, Emilio Puignau the house is more serene than his other imagined interiors, such as the head-trip in Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Spellbound, 1945. In fact, for Dali, the experience of being disconcerted by one’s surroundings was mostly left to play out in his work rather than his home. From the 1950s onwards, he would divide his time between Paris, where he would stay at the opulent Hotel Maurice, New York at the St. Regis and his house where, according to close friend Elliot King, “he was just ‘Salvador’ - not anonymous

by any measure, but not the ‘mad genius’ he was to the rest of the world.” There are of course moments of profound surreality in Lligat, such as the large egg perched on the roof – a recurring symbol in Dali’s art - or the gothic kitchen with its black table under an off-kilter window. Dali’s humorous interventions play a role in many designers’ approach to symbolism in design. Phillipe Starck’s work often results in humour and juxtaposition overriding function or art. Starck’s 1989 rooftop sculpture for an Asahi brewery sits shimmering on the Tokyo skyline – its form, an abstracted whisp of foam, has been nicknamed ‘the turd’ by locals – a misinterpretation that Dali would have relished. Extending the fisherman’s huts into a sequence of egg-like modules over 40 years, the completed house at Port Lligat was a majestic triumph, one that held a great deal of meaning for Dali as an area he frequented as a child and what became an inspirational landscape. Indeed, nature was significant in Dali’s work – most famously in The Persistence of Memory (1931) – and reflected his admiration for Spanish architect and artist Antonio Gaudi. The house’s organic interiors echo Gaudi’s sentiment towards cellular spaces that Dali once described in an article for a Surrealist magazine as ‘terrifying, edible beauty’. Dali himself described the house at Lligat “like a true biological structure. Each new pulse in our life has its own new cell, a room”. While direct references to nature carried through Dali’s art and into his furniture, the Leda collection being one example and a more literal interpretation is Italian company Sicis ‘ A la Alice in Wonderland quality in its plush textiles, opulent wall mosaics and singular pieces of furniture. Interior design blogger, Perry Carter states, “A single piece of furniture can go along way towards creating and abstract view. By placing, a sofa at the foot of the bed can transform a room. Illuminated by a spotlight will enhance the perception.” @ pbcstyle.blogspot.com These capsule interiors are evident in contemporary architects and designers’ portfolios and desirable residences. Architects such as Archigram pioneered the notion of plug-in cities, a far-fetched proposition

then, while Michaelis Boyd Architects are exploring pod-like structures that float on open water, connected by sinuous corridors. @ michaelisboyd.com Dali’s work has resonated with a wide range of movements and influenced designers to re-appropriate his furniture such as Memphis artist Peter Shire’s Bocca Marilyn Lips sofa, 1972, a brash interpretation of Dali’s Mae West Lips, 1937. His work resonated most powerfully in the Pop Artists including Andy Warhol, to whom much of Dali’s originality is attributed. The two were similar in their mediasavvy lifestyles and production of theatrical work. Today, such iconic set-pieces take on a new meaning and have been revived through new designs - the elegance and out-of-scale proportions of Dali’s lamps, for example the Bracelli lamp @bdbarcelona.com, are mirrored in the oversized Anglepoise lamp that stormed the market in a successful come-back. Much like Dali’s own approach to his domestic rooms, spaces that host such bold statements, may either be a part of a broader all-immersive aesthetic - as in the case of Surrealist patron, Edward James’ Monkton House - or, given ample rooms can offer a distinctive landscape of iconic set-pieces. Dali-inspired furniture often stands in open, uncluttered environments - minimalist spaces – redolent of his early paintings of barren landscapes dotted with curious objects. Today, technology allows designers the freedom to seek after free-flowing objects. A new generation of designers has emerged alongside Dali’s revival through BD Barcelona. Karim Rashid’s @ karimrashid.com pebblestack Rockandroll Radiator for ID-EE or the design-art series by Carpenter’s Workshop shown at Design Miami last year draw on the artist’s key design principle of illusion. Dali’s timelessness is unparalleled and his designs offer post-IKEA interiors. The draw is in the element of suprise, the bold and daring fortitude needed to showcase an interior whimsical masterpiece.

dali.com salvador-dali.org

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DALI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DOSCOPIC INTROSPECTIVE

Accentuate with dreamscape interior accents By Carol Touchstone BIRTH OF A BULB Scheisse large pendant lamp by Hans Bleken Rud; Price upon request Available @ northernlighting.no

BĂ&#x2030;SAME MUCHO Dalilips sofa chair; $2485 Available @ Chaplins.co.uk

KISS ME, MY SUITE Must- have opulence for a contemporary master lounge, produced by Otto Canalda for B-D Ediciones. Dali originally designed in 1947 for Jean Michel-Frank; $46,864 Available @ bdbarcelona.com, unicahome.com

FLO Emboldened by the painting Femme a la tete de Roses in 1935, the Leda Collection incites sleek functional futurism; $24,309 table; $32,851 arm chair (detail shown) Available @ unicahome.com

BASK Casamania Him & Her Hi Gloss Chairs by Fabio Novembre Breeded directly from the ideology behind the Panton Chair; $372 ea. Available @ Chaplins.co.uk


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CHROM-A-TONE NIXON CHROMACOAT Contribute to the overall look of your “Sunkissed Sea” timepiece collectives through wear and tear. The special finish will scratch and chip away, creating compelling fashionable art. Available: @ nixonnow.com

HI-ROLLER ROLLS ROYCE VISIONARY Currently a concept car, this futuristic neoclassic tucks away its passengers behind the drivers seat as it rolls out in style. Available: @ coroflot.com/jw_concept 00 IMAGE MAGAZINE SPRING 2011


AIR-BORN JETLEV WATER-PROPELLED JETPACK Take off like a rocket and fly like a superhero with water as your ideal safety cushion. Get ready for the thrill of your life. Certification programs are available through private trainers. Available: @ jetlev.com; private & charter yachts, resorts and rental properties

ILLUSIONIST KOZIEL TROMPE– L’OEIL WALLPAPERS Create your own space with avant-garde wall coverings. Live the fantasy. Available: @ Couturedeco.com

GAGAVISION POLAROID 3D EYEWEAR View the latest movies and television shows in style and comfort. Comes in assorted colors and sizes for juniors and adults that fit over prescription glasses. Available: @ polaroid-eyewearstore.com; select movie theatres

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CHIC SOCIETY

BY SIBRENA STOWE DE FERNANDEZ

HAUTE-NESS

Summer is here and IMAGE NJ is sizzlin’ with everything haute couture from the cover to the very last pages. This issue is burning up with an up close and personal interview with the beautiful and talented artist, JLo. This month, the staff has been enjoying the perks and hanging out at star-studded events along with 1300+ others in attendance - we ran in to Grammy Award winning artist and producer, Pharell Williams at UNCF’s 4th Annual Gala, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.” Bigwigs like Vernon Jordan paid tribute and legendary singer, Roberta Flack who performed en concerto. The organization raised over $2.8 million for education.

“SOLD OUT”

Yours truly, Moi and actress Vivica Fox will be guest speakers on July 16th at the sold out event of the 1st Annual NYC Women’s Empowerment Summit at Bennett Media Studios (723 Washington Street, New York City; from 10am until 4pm). For more information at www.AlyciaKaback.com!

IS IT LONG TERM?

So now that everyone’s favorite HBO series will have returned during the time of this release and word is sexy studio executive, “Dana Gordon,” you know ex-girlfriend of Jeremy Piven? Well, Constance Zimmer’s role has expanded considerably which makes the plot a lot thicker. Got me wondering why we’ll see more of Zimmer? Constance Zimmer, a TV and film veteran, has landed herself a lead role in a Mark Wahlberg and Steven Levinson television pilot on CBS called, “HOMEGAME.” I’m ELATED!

HOW SILLY OF ME!

Who’d have thought that the most controversial star of “Real World: Hawaii,” Teck Holmes could have landed himself on Cartoon Network’s “Hole in the Wall” airs primetime on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. KUDOS TECK!

TWITTER CHATTER

@RealLilTunechii: Formula for success: (Opportunity + Your Effort) x Your Persistence = Achievement Sibrena: “And Lil Wayne should know = sidebar.” @DeShawnSnow: Dating is like looking to rent. Courtship is like looking to buy. Don’t devalue yourself by rushing into more pain. Sibrena: “Well spoken from a former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and recent divorcee!” @Rihanna: Life’s too short to be sittin’ roun’ miserable!! Today is a new day, what u gonna do about it? Sibrena: “Well, let’s just say, a wise girl can relate.” @AliciaKeys: Today my goal is to live completely in the moment! Letting go of any expectations! Let’s immerse ourselves! Love to u! Sibrena: “Ok, ok…deep!” @SibrenaStowe: Go Yankees! Again, Sibrena: “We rock!” @SibrenaStowe hey @KimKardashian, how does it feel to carry a rock thats 20+ carats arount on your left hand? Follow us on twitter @ImageNJ and @SibrenaStowe and on Facebook/Image Magazine NJ. See you around!

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MUSIC MADE WITH LOVE

Two of the music industry’s notable singers/songwriters have gotten engaged in the country music capitol of Nashville, Tennessee! Charity Daw, a painter and fashionista is best known for her music, a blend of pop, blues & soul sound on highly rated shows like, “Bad Girls Club” and “The Hills.” Daw, a former American Idol Miami Season 7 contestant, made it to the finals in Hollywood and her fiancé, Josh Edmondson is equally known in the Nashville country music scene as a talented songwriter for many country musicians including vet, Sherrie Austin. Together, Josh and Charity wrote songs for Disney’s, “Next Big Thing” the network’s popular talent competition. Charity’s new single & video are set for release this summer, while wedding date has not yet been announced.


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