MODELISTE SPRING 2015
The Future is Now PREMIER ISSUE!
RUNWAY TO REALITY:
SPRING BEAUTY IS HERE
THE ART OF
ART & STYLE 30 High Voltage with Alexandra Von Furstenberg
IN EVERY ISSUE 3 Editor's Note 4 Masthead 5 Shop the Mode List: What We Love 6 Meet Modeliste 10 Model Diaries: Katrina Hunter BEAUTY 14 Go Nude! By Niki Metz 15 Lust-Worthy Spring Hair Trends By Brittany Chambers 16 Blow by Blow By Joesph Chase 18 Color goes pop! By Garret Gervais 20 Tinted Love with Tracey Cunningham 22 Sheer Genius with Rodney Cutler 24 Spring Forward: Photographed by Ian Morrison
COUTURE 34 Ten Secrets to Dress Like A Stylist By Joey Thao 36 Basic Instinct Photographed by Brett Erickson 42 Siren Call Photographed by Sylvie Blum MODES OF TRAVEL 55 Hide & Chic: Hidden Treasure Hotspots for 2015
is in the Air! Our S pring Love
ING & MODELISTE
issu e ce lebrate s amore, renewal, fresh beginnings, with an
oasis of inspiration. Dedicated to documenting and showcasing an authentic take on style through an expert editorial lens, Modeliste provides an innovative voice for our insightful contributors, leading industry experts, storytellers and visionaries. The breadth of our photography and styling emphasizes the versatility and the originality of the creative side of fashion as art. Modeliste stands as the ultimate backstage pass to fashion, beauty, art, travel and style. This issue brings the season’s most color popping makeup looks from the runways to reality, sexy and easy Spring hair styles, fabulously flirty fashion trends and expert styling secrets. Further celebrating our love of all things Spring, we showcase all of season must-and lust-haves, The Editor’s #ModeList. We invite you to satisfy your wanderlust in the world’s most fashionable travel destinations. We are excited to bring you Alexandra Von Furstenberg’s illuminating decor line, an exclusive interview with one of the world’s most celebrated hair colorists, Tracey Cunningham, and an insider’s peek at one of the chicest, most beloved Australian Jewelry designers, Samantha Wills. Another new name on the block is our Cover Girl, Katrina Hunter, shot by the ever so talented and beautiful Sylvie Blum. Katrina is one of those girls who combines a radiant energy, confidence and enthusiasm with an edgy sense of style and versatility that makes her the girl you want to befriend immediately, and one that appeals to and stands out in the modeling industry. In her interview with Modeliste, Katrina reveals her ultimate backstage beauty tips, what she’s looking forward to wearing this Spring, and why she loves being a Modeliste Girl! Welcome to Modeliste! Enjoy the issue!
–Amy McCabe, Editor-in-Chief
Samantha Wills Beauty of The Dark Clutch, $330 www.samanthawills.com
MODELISTE Editor in Chief AMY MCCABE Executive Managing Editor JILL WINKLER Art Director ALEXANDREA ACHACOSO Videograpy Director BRETT ERICKSON Multi Media Director|modelistemagazine.com CHRISTOPHER LONG Online Director|modelistemagazine.com JEN CARLSON Creative Consultant |modelistemagazine.com MEILANI COTTRELL Contributing Photographers SYLVIE BLUM / IAN MORRISON / BRETT ERICKSON / DOMINIC PETRUZZI
Contributing Fashion Editor JOEY THAO
Travel Editor MICHAEL MCCABE
Contributing Beauty Editors TRACY CUNNINGHAM RODNEY CUTLER NIKKI METZ BRITTANY CHAMBERS JOSEPH CHASE GARRET GERVAIS FRANKIE PAYNE
Cover Model KATRINA HUNTER, WILHELMINA LA
Senior Travel Editor-at-Large LYNNE CHIZZICK
Cover Sunglasses THIERRY LASRY Samantha Wills Rumours Unknown Necklace $299 www.samanthawills.com
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Christian Louboutin Cora Flat $695 www.christianlouboutin.com
W H AT W E LOVE FOR SPRING
Love Heals Bohemian Black Fringe Bag $525 www.loveheals.com
Sephora + Pantone Universe Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette $159 www.sephora.com
Veda Black Leather Jacket www.thisisveda.com
Thierry Lasry Sexxxy Sunglasses $435 www.thierrylasry.com
Hermes Berline Bag $7,150 www.usa.hermes.com
AMY McCABE Editor-in-Chief
JILL WINKLER Executive Managing Editor
DREA ACHACOSO Art Director
STYLE ICON Kylie Jenner
STYLE ICON Shay Mitchell
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL The Cate by Gratefulbags
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL My MAC lipstick of the day
SIGNATURE SCENT Jasmine Noir by Bvlgari
SIGNATURE SCENT Cleopatra by Tocca
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Graphic Tee, Jeffrey Campbell booties
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Quay Australia sunnies
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Diva - Beyonce
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Re-Vamp my House
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Dance in a Beyonce music video
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Cinque Terre, Italy
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Disney World? LOL
I’LL HAVE A Strawberry Margarita
I’LL HAVE A Bottle of red wine
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Floral everything
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Spring dresses!
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I put ketchup on everything
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I am slightly obsessed with lipsticks
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE It’s your essential guide to all thing’s trendy!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE An amazing collaboration of some great people - It has everything you need to know about the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and travel!
BRETT ERICKSON Videograpy Director
SYLVIE BLUM Contributing Photographer
JOEY THAO Contributing Fashion Editor and Stylist
STYLE ICON David Beckham
STYLE ICON Kate Moss
STYLE ICON Rihanna
SIGNATURE SCENT Gucci Made to Measure
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Chanel
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Chinos - all sorts of colors as well
SIGNATURE SCENT Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey
SIGNATURE SCENT Nuit de Noho by Bond No.9
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Imagine - John Lennon
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Valentino Rockstud Thong Sandal
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Bling-Rings!
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Take photos of the Northern Lights
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Massive Attack - Danny the Dog
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Heavy Metal And Reflective - Azealia Banks
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Mykonos, Greece
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST MMA Black Belt
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Abu Dhabi
I’LL HAVE A Bourbon on the rocks
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Six Senses Samui, Thailand
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Costa Rica
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Life and colors come back to the world
I’LL HAVE A Soft spot for cats and dogs
I’LL HAVE A Whiskey Ginger Ale
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I like that new Taylor Swift song
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Feeling sexy ;)
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE What’s better than beautiful people, beautifully styled in beautiful places?!
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... but I am a workaholic…
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING I love spring fashion, It always kick off a new year and fresh new looks. To me this is where the trends happen.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE I love the latest trends and the coolest styles
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I can’t eat peanut butter to save my life WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE I love learning and appreciating art from fellow artists. It’s a great way to keep you connected to your peers.
GARRET GERVAIS Contributing Beauty Editor
NIKI METZ Contributing Beauty Editor
JOSEPH CHASE Contributing Beauty Editor
STYLE ICON Jane Birkin, Catherine Deneauve
STYLE ICON Victoria Beckham
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Dior Beauty Cheek and lip stain gel, Cle de Peau concealer in Honey
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer, better than any chapstick!
SIGNATURE SCENT Le Labo Santal 33
SIGNATURE SCENT Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
STYLE ICON I would say the cities I visit inspire my style. I love the casual coolness of my hometown of LA, I love the cutting edge looks of New York, the structure of London, the clean lines of Scandinavia, to the romanticism of Paris. I say I combine all of these and more to my wardrobe choices.
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Sephora + Pantone Collection lip creme in Marsala
THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Fringe bag or jacket, its all about fringe
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Future Islands Pandora station
LIFE’S THEME TUNE Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Launching beauty blog
NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Assist my dear friend in Varanasi India, empowering women’s independence
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Anywhere tropical
ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Ojai Valley Inn (Literally my backyard)
I’LL HAVE A Strawberry Margarita
I’LL HAVE A Iced Vanilla Latte Grande in a Venti cup for extra ice please!
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Generally in beauty, color blooms for spring which I love and textures go lighter and more sheer
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Spending time at nursery shops being inspired by the beautiful florals & colors
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... Gluten-free pizza from Dominoes. And my dog, Baby, loves The Cartoon Network.
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I put eye shadow primer on my bottom lashes before mascara so I don’t get raccoon eyes.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE Um hello! Cause I’m on it! Lolol because it’s a great, all-inclusive forum for fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle with comprehensive tutorial input from all creative teams.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE Modeliste’s sense of creativity, by incorporating fashion, beauty, and nature to exude style for women.
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL My Handbag is my gym bag. I love to workout when I am not styling so my essential would be my Nike running shoes. SIGNATURE SCENT Daytime: Burberry Touch Night: YSL Homme Nuit. THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE My Dual Purpose Beach Towel Blanket. It is the most amazing thing and I keep in my car. Whether it’s a last minute trip to Malibu for the Beach or a picnic while wine tasting with friends, This piece always comes in handy. LIFE’S THEME TUNE Music is the heartbeat to life. Life moments are so various that I keep my playlist on shuffle. NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST African Safari SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I sing (loud) when I am by myself and may actually believe I sound good. I also may be tone deaf. WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE It’s such a great read and inspiration for the style obsessed travelers.
BRITTANY CHAMBERS Contributing Beauty Editor
FRANKIE PAYNE Hair Stylist
STYLE ICON Sienna Miller
STYLE ICON Farah Fawcett
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Right now I am obsessed with Chanel Rough Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lip Shine in Ingenue.
HANDBAG ESSENTIAL Black Leather Prada Backpack, please!
SIGNATURE SCENT Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau De Parfum THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Kevin Murphy: Hair Resort Spray. NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST I’ve been hearing about an Antarctica Trip that makes this California girl want to venture to the cold! I’LL HAVE A Glass.... No, I’m sorry... a bottle of champagne please. Rare and expensive, thank you.
SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... My passion is beauty, I love working on hair. However, I do not enjoy doing my own hair or even having someone else do my hair. It is a rare form of torture for me and I’m all about the messy ponytail and cute hair accessories. WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE Modeliste Magazine is a fresh and modern multidimensional approach to editorial that combines insightful looks into the world of art, fashion and travel, and beauty that goes beyond just models and a camera lens. The reader learns first hand from industry leaders what is trending and how to rock the trend for themselves in fashion, beauty, travel and art... both at home and around the globe.
SIGNATURE SCENT Aviators by Ray Ban THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Valentino Rockstud Thong Sandal LIFE’S THEME TUNE Happy - Pharrell Williams NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Bora Bora ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Mykanos, Greece I’LL HAVE A Shot of Patron…Chilled!!! And double it! WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Getting married SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I’M GETTING MARRIED!!! WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE Because they are bringing you fashion and beauty like you’ve never seen before…fresh, fierce and fabulous!!!
LYNNE CHIZZICK Senior Travel Editor-at-Large, Director of Mode With Meaning
STYLE ICON Katherine Hepburn- classic, refined, simple elegant HANDBAG ESSENTIAL NARS the Multiple Stick in Riviera SIGNATURE SCENT My Burberry Perfume THE MODE LIST: SPRING MUST-HAVE Oversized sunglasses! LIFE’S THEME TUNE You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor. NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST Discovering India, Nepal, and Southeast Asia. I’m traveling to India in April with From Lost to Found Travel and couldn’t be more excited! A dream come true! ULTIMATE TRAVEL SPOT Gorilla trekking in Rwanda. I went last year and it was breathtaking! I’LL HAVE A Zippy, fully loaded Bloody Mary! WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SPRING Renewal and promise - life in full bloom SHHHH...DON’T TELL ANYONE... I love Frozen and know all the words to all the songs WHY YOU WILL LOVE MODELISTE It’s new, fresh, and energized. It’s a beautiful expression of creativity and an exploration of travel capturing the world’s most stylish destinations and beautiful cultures.
MO D E L D I A R I E S
CALL ME KAT:
Katrina Hunter Modeliste's Cover Girl, Katrina Hunter is one of those girls who combines a radiant energy, confidence and enthusiasm with an edgy sense of style and versatility that makes her the girl you want to befriend immediately, and one that appeals to and stands out in the modeling industry. We sat down with this radiantly chic beauty for Modeliste's Model Diaries.
MODELISTE: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT THE PHOTO-SHOOT? Katrina: Blowing giant bubblegum bubbles!
MODELISTE: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE LOOK FROM THE PHOTO-SHOOT? Katrina: I loved the dark lip! So punk! :)
MODELISTE: WHAT WOULD YOU DESCRIBE AS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE? Katrina: Leather Space Bowie. Haha. Very loud! I love dressing up into characters.
MODELISTE: HAVING BEEN ON SO MANY PHOTO SHOOT SETS AND WORKED WITH NUMEROUS MAKEUP ARTISTS, WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU'VE TAKEN AWAY AND USE DAILY? Katrina: Rosewater is my favorite, I spray it on my face probably 100 times a day! Try: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist $24 sephora.com
MODELISTE: WHAT PRODUCT DO YOU TURN TO FOR YOUR ULTIMATE BEAUTY BOOST? Katrina: Chanel luminaire primer, I wear that and mascara at fashion week castings. It makes you GLOW. $45 Chanel.
MODELISTE: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE LIP SHADE? I love a pale nude, like bordello matte lip crayon from Nars. $25 Narscosmetics.com
MODELISTE: WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE BEAUTY SECRET? Katrina: Makeup and hair is meant to help you express yourself, not fix yourself. When you look at it like that you'll always look gorgeous.
MODELISTE: WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? Katrina: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline. It's amazing! I first found it at duty free in Berlin! $65 Sephora.com
MODELISTE: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO WEAR FOR SPRING? Katrina: In LA? Swimsuits haha!
MODELISTE: WHICH FASHION DESIGNERS DO YOU MOST LOVE WEARING? Katrina: I love Skingraft, wear at least one piece from them almost every day. I love Dolce & Gabanna and Vivienne
Westwood, they really make you feel like a woman; and Saint Laurent, Yohji Yammoto and some vintage rocker pieces, for when I need to feel tough.
MODELISTE: STYLE ICONS
MODELISTE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOTO PIECE OF CLOTHING?
MODELISTE: LIFE'S THEME TUNE
Katrina: Rihanna, Anna Dello Russo, Kate moss, Willy Cartier
Katrina: Golden years, David Bowie
Katrina: My Stand + Deliver waxed twill zipper pants. my friend's the designer, I swear nothing on earth other than squats could make your ass look better!
MODELISTE: NEXT ON THE BUCKET LIST
MODELISTE: HOW DO YOU KEEP IN SHAPE?
MODELISTE: SHHHH...DON'T TELL ANYONE
Katrina: I HATE cardio, I just won't do it, kill me. But I love high intensity stuff, Kettle Bells etc. barre is great for defined arms and moving your booty upwards:) plus I always yoga. I avoid grains and sugar like the devil. Bulletproof coffee every morning. $27 amazon.com
MODELISTE: WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED? Katrina: To be self sufficient, rely on yourself, but asking for help when you truly need it doesn't make you weak.
Katrina: I couldn't put on a cat eye if my life depended on it!
WHY I LOVE MODELISTE: BECAUSE SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE PUT SO MUCH LOVE INTO IT!
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How to find the perfect shade of Nude lipstick for your skintone. By Niki Metz
As we all saw during Spring fashion week, models were adorned in dewy skin, strong liner and that perfect shade of nude lipstick we all wish we could wear. But little did you know that most models were wearing different shades of nude most likely customized by a makeup artist holding a palette of 6 to 8 nudes backstage. Finding that perfect nude lipcolor is like finding that perfect pair of black pants. It will never go out of season and it will balance out any smokey eye.
HERE ARE 2 SIMPLE STEPS IN FINDING YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF NUDE. 1. PREP THE CANVAS
Yes, even your lips should be prepped especially before wearing a nude lipcolor. If your lips are dry and chapped you will end up looking as if you have not had a drink of water in 3 days. I love ex-foliating my lips with Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar. To finish off always apply a lip moisturizer. My go to is Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer, I literally have one on my night stand, one in my purse and one in my car!
Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Gigi Creamy True Nude $24
2. FIGURE OUT YOUR SKIN TONE
The best way to explain it is like this. No matter your shade(fair, light, medium, tan), if you have pink undertones you will want to find a nude lipstick that has shades of pink, and pinkybeige (also called a neutral). If you have olive undertones you want to find a nude lipstick that has shades of either pink, peach or beige. Never wear a nude lipstick that is lighter than you skin tone as this will wash you out. Itâ€™s that easy! So go out there ladies and be prepared to try on lots of different shades. Just remember this: If it looks pasty then it's too light, if it's orange it's too dark, and if it disappears it's the right color.
Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar $24 Jouer Lip Enhancer $16
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SEXY SPRING LUST-WORTHY SPRING HAIR TRENDS
Spring is about the rebirth and renewal of life, where everything around is fresh, flirty, and new. The 2015 spring hair trend reflects these fundamental elements of spring. At New York fashion week, designers paired their Spring trends with effortless, Romantic, “un-done” hair, allowing the natural beauty of the hair to effortlessly compliment these soft and feminine fashion trendsmarking this new season. One thing was very clear, start growing out your bobs because long hair is in.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE SPRING 2015 FASHION SHOWS. 1. BARELY THERE WAVES AND BRAIDS Long Flirty hair compliments the Delicate floral prints that we saw in Marchesa, Sonia Rykiel, and Valentino (pictured).
2. HAIR ACCESSORIES Designers showed off their collection by also designing accessories for the hair. We saw headbands as ornate and sparkling as necklaces in the Botega Vaneta collection (pictured) and bracelet style accessories for a bun or ponytail in the Lavin, Celine and Dolce and Gabbana Fashions Shows.
3. UNDONE PONY Nothing communicates “effortless” more than hair literally “falling” out of a style. Creatures of the wild (as shown), Giles, and Stella Mccarthy paired un-done ponytails, braids, and buns with their 2015 Spring Collection.
by Brittany Chambers, www.fluffbar.com
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BLOW By Joseph Chase B
As a celebrity hair stylist, the question that I hear the most is how can I get my hair to look like a professional blow out at home? It seems impossible after the hairstylists magic touch but the truth is ladies, you can with the right product, tools, and patience. Of course it may take you a little longer than your "mane stylist" but with these few steps your hair will be on its way to bouncy voluminous utopia.
VOLUME SPRAY TRY: LIVING PROOF FULL ROOT LIFTING SPRAY, $25 www. sephora.com
TRY: DRYBAR HOLD ME HAIR CLIPS $16 www.sephora.com
TRY: ORIBE SUPERFINE HAIR SPRAY
TRY: T3 FEATHERWEIGHT 2 www.sephora.com
TRY: ALTERNA BAMBOO SMOOTH ANTIBREAKAGE THERMAL PROTECTANT SPRAY $25 www.sephora.com
TRY: BOAR BRISTLE ROUND BRUSH Insider Tip: biza Boar Bristle Round Brushes work best for healthy blowouts.
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After you have cleansed your hair, you will want to towel dry the excess moisture out of the hair. Brush through the hair to relieve any tangles. Apply heat protectant to the damp hair. My favorite is Oribe Supershine Light creme. It is light weight and also very moisturizing. Work this through the mid to ends of hair. Next use a volume spray at the roots, this will help give a nice lift that will last throughout the day. After product is applied, start to rough dry the hair using the blowdryer with nozzle and your hand. You want to remove about 80 percent of the moisture from the hair and use your hand to lift up at the root as you rough dry for extra body. once 80 percent of moisture has been removed, clip your hair up leaving a 2 x 2 inch section down on the side. Round brush this section starting underneath the hair till the top is dry then flip the round brush to top of the section to ensure that the whole section is 100 percent dry. Insider Tip: Always keep the nozzle pointing down the hair shaft towards the end of hair. Continue this till both sides of the head are dry. For added volume, in each individual section, Leave the hair around the round brush for 20-30 seconds to cool before moving on to next section.
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Part your hair down the back to split into two sections. Then split these into smaller subsections, directing the hair to the side - round brushing each subsection.
Once the hair is completely dry, take a horse shoe section in the crown and over direct to the front round brushing back to the crown. Let the round brush cool for 20 seconds and remove.
Give your hair a good toss and Spray with Oribe Superfine Hairspray to complete your bouncy voluminous hair. Insider Tip: To take this look into nighttime mode, give your crown a good backcombing and smooth out with a Mason Pearson brush. You'll be on your way from day diva to night goddess in no time.
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For eyes, I love a cream or liquid shadow, applied to the entire lid and blending up and out. Keep it sheer and build for intensity to taste. One of my favorite colors for spring is light green. Cosmetic companies are doing various shades from mint to sea foam to bright tourquiose and jade.
I love Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in Jade ($38 www. giorgioarmanibeauty-usa. com) - it’s a sheer, yet buildable, liquid, easy to apply and provides a beautiful pop of color on almost all complexions. Keep the rest of the face simple and neutral to avoid the look going clownish.
A simple way to experiment with pops of color is with a cheek and lip tints. I love these with a little tinted moisturizer or cc cream with a little mascara. They can be used as the perfect make up bridge on those days when you don't want to go through the whole make up routine but want to look fresh and polished. My new favorite is Dior Cheek and Lip Glow ($37 www.sephora.com) It comes in one universally flattering shade. And while we're talking cheeks, trade in your old blush for something bright and fresh like Yves Saint Laurent Blush Volupte in Baby Doll. ($47 www. yslbeautyus.com) Start with a sheer application concentrated on the apple of your cheek but be careful to blend the color up - this is not a contour color. Avoid the underside of the cheekbone.
POP! How To Add A Pop Of Color For Spring By Garret Gervais
As a make up artist, I always look forward to fall and spring, each brings about a new feeling in beauty, colors and textures deepen or lighten and with the onset of spring cosmetic companies are practically blooming with gorgeous color and luminous texture. Of course this can be scary as we move forward out our somber fall and winter neutrals and smokiness so I’d like to show you easy, “toe-dips” into spring beauty’s new brights and how to wear them in a way that gentle enough even for the most trepidatious.
Another fun way to introduce color is with swipe of colored liner across the lash line. It’s a fun and flirty treatment that really draws attention to the eye and because there’s so little product actually on the eye, don’t be afraid to go bolder in shade intensity. For this look try Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Liner in Vert Tuileries ($27 www. l a n c o m e - u s a . c o m ) Fo r extra pop of this beautiful turquoise shade use it lightly on the waterline.
LIPS For lips, it's all about tints and lip butters. Feel free to experiment with bright, colorful shades since these formulas are sheer and buildable and foolproof. I love Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil in Cherry My Cherie ($32 www. yslbeautyus.com) and for my inner drugstore make up junkie, try Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Sorbet ($8 www. amazon.com).
Another great (easy) way to add a color pop is with nail color. If the pale greens I mentioned earlier just seem too extreme to try on the face, Chanel Le Vernis in Paradisio ($27 www.chanel. com) on nails is fun way to wear a pale green.
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Tr a c y C u n n i n g h a m Celebrity colorist, Tracey Cunningham revolutionized the hair coloring industry. With her unique creations, artistic talents and fresh approach to color, Tracey has been instrumental in the beauty scene and has set the stage for the season's most lust-worthy trends. Modeliste celebrates this beautiful style icon and was privileged to chat with her on what is oh so chic and vibrant for Spring hair color styles.
M: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM? There is so much inspiration in magazines, fashion and everyday life. In terms of inspiration advice for my clients, one thing I always recommend to my clients is that they tear out page in magazines or pictures they are drawn and come in with that as a point of reference for their desired look.
M: WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR WITH COLOR TRENDS IN 2015? With redheads, it’s so important to incorporate dimension into the hair. We’ll see this idea enhanced in a big way in 2015 with tones like Emma Stone’s vivacious red. To
maintain the vibrancy, ask your colorist for Redken’s new Carmin'R, which launched in salons in January. Carmin’R is a brand new technology addition to Chromatics, Shades EQ Cream and Color Fusion shades that provide an ultraintense, long-lasting red color for up to 40 shampoos*. Blondes will continue go even brighter. Jaime King’s color is so multi-dimensional and really flatters her coloring. It’s always important to match your hair to your skintone, especially with blondes, which is why I’m excited about Redken’s new Blonde Idol Professional Haircolor linelaunching this spring that is targeted to anyone seeking blonde tones from brunettes to redheads to. It allows your colorist to easily customize highlights with cool results no
matter what your level. Make sure your colorist is adding several shades to create this dimension. I always use Shades EQ for depth and to finalize the tone plus added shine. For brunettes, there is a trend toward a deep, monochromatic look that I achieve on my clients with Redken Chromatics new Ultra Rich shades, launching in salons this February. Jennifer Garner is a great example of this – it is a rich color but seemingly low-maintenance overall look. This monochromatic look is extremely popular in Europe. It is a very modern look that is perfect for the w inter to spring transition. This product line is what I use to create my cool brunettes that never turn orange and has intense shine.
M: MUST-HAVE HAIR PRODUCT. Without question, Redken Shades EQ gloss is my must-have product! I would never let a client leave my chair without a Shades EQ service, especially when they are heading to a red-carpet event. It’s a quick service that works wonders on hair to tone color, refresh highlights, correct uneven tones – it works magic on all of my clients. I also believe there is no better place to start your hair off on the right foot than in the shower, and Redken Color Extend Magnetics SulfateFree Hair Color Shampoo not only enriches your color but locks it in for added weeks!
M: HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR HAIR STYLING ROUTINE FROM WINTER TO SPRING?
M: HOW DO SPRING 2015'S COLOR TRENDS Spring is all about lightening up, including products used, haircolor and hair texture. One quick fix I love for spring COMPLIMENT THE FASHION TRENDS? The Spring/Summer 2015 fashion trends have a“cool” look that is both fresh and playful, mixing spontaneity with a look of ease. The season’shaircolor trends have this same nonchalant feel about them which we are enhancing with the help of launches like the new Blonde Idol Professional Haircolor line which adds highlights, an unexpected spark, to an existing and more uniform color.
M: WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF HAIR COLORING HEADING? Color and its trends are constantly changing and being updated – that is what makes it all so fun! It is a profession that allows your creativity and personality to really come through in your work which can also make it unpredictable.
that adds relaxed texture and quick volume is Redken’s wind blown 05 dry finishing spray. It adds airy texture and instant fullness with a soft-matte finish. Spring is also about restoring any lost moisture from the winter so while you’re in the salon next, pick up a deep moisturizing mask for home like Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Intensive Treatment. Just 10 minutes of deep conditioning a couple times a week is all it takes to keep your hair healthy. I also love the Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine. I put a few drops in the hair before blow-drying. It absorbs right in, never makes the hair feel greasy – only healthy, strong and shiny.
M: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR M: HOW DO YOU SEE SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONAL STYLE? I love Phillip Lim and Twinkle by Wenlan because both of AFFECTING COLOR TRENDS? More and more of my clients are coming to me with pictures of celebrities or influencers they have seen on Instagram and asking for their exact look. Social media has the ability to create a huge impact among many people instantaneously and create an awareness about the newest trends in haircolor. It makes it easy for users who aren’t necessarily even searching for inspiration in the first place to stumble upon something unexpected and inspiring.
these designers are whimsical. I feel like they have great imaginations – and they’re affordable. If I were splurging, I’d have L’wren Scott dress me every day of my life! Even though I’m on my feet all day, I wear Lanvin balletflats and boots.
M: WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE BEAUTY SECRET? Less is more is always my beauty philosophy.
M: HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO M: WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER INSPIRE YOU AND BUILD YOUR BRAND? I love Instagram. I post absolutely everything on it, from my RECEIVED? travels to my client looks and the formulas I used for each. Just being out there, being curious and following others that I am inspired by helps get the word out there about your capabilities. It is crucial in this day and age for salons to be on social media in some capacity! Follow me at @ Traceycunningham1!
The best beauty advice I was ever give was actually from Jennifer Lopez. She said “always use cream blush, it makes you look more youthful.” And she was right!
M: WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU? Who knows! Hopefully a continued career doing what I love.
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SHEER GENIUS RODNEY CUTLER With celebrity clients like Emma Watson and Toni Collette, Rodney Cutler has become synonymous with trendsetting hair styles, creating the chicest celebrity doâ€™s and defining the seasonâ€™s hottest looks. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Rodney has now based himself in New York City where owns 3 salons and frequently appears on the Rachael Ray show, and travels the world as a lecturer on the fusion of fashion and beauty through hair and styling for runway shows. Modeliste had the distinct privilege to catch up with Rodney to get his take on what was sexy and glamorous on the Spring runways and how to easily re-create those trends for a fresh and fabulous new look this season!
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M: HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUILD YOUR BRAND?
M: WHAT ARE YOUR 3 HAIR PRODUCT ESSENTIALS EVERY GIRL SHOULD HAVE?
R: You spend a third of your life at work. Don't go to work wishing it was Friday on a Monday.
R: The best way to utilize social media is by showcasing our backstage involvement and editorial events as well as maintaining up to date styles by the talented, diverse team at Cutler.
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Gorgeous hair and cool new makeup trends straight from the Spring 2015 runways. We've got the hottest and most inspiring looks of the season.
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Alexandra Von Furstenberg's line of modern, luxurious and functional art for the home has fashionistas inspired by her seemless designs inspired by her own personal motto being "fearless".
DAUGHTER-IN-LAW TO THE FASHION ICON DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, ALEXANDRA IS WELL VERSED IN THE WORLD OF FASHION AND HAS ELEGANTLY CREATED HER OWN MODERN AND CHIC COLLECTIONS RANGING FROM DINING TABLES AND DESKS TO ACCENT AND DECOR PIECES. Alexandra's gracious and radiant beauty are ever present in her design philosophy as we learned in our interview with the woman who once was instrumental in bring us the iconic wrap dress. MODELISTE: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE LINE'S CREATION? AVF: I was inspired by diamonds and the faceted gem cuts. MODELISTE: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE. AVF: Less is more. Balancing design with functionality. MODELISTE: HOW IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL SENSE OF STYLE REFLECTED IN YOUR LINE? AVF: My belief in “less is more” translates to a zen like environment, which is the way I like to surround myself in my home.
MODELISTE: WHAT ARE 3 TIPS TO TRANSITION YOUR HOME DECOR FOR SPRING. AVF: Find a focal point in a room that inspires you. It can be an object, piece of art, or even something like an orchid or tree. Then add or subtract from there.
I love bringing nature indoors, especially in the Spring with all the flowers blooming and fruits ready to harvest. When doing so, I find it best to keep it simple. One type of flower in a beautiful vase, or a bowl of all one fruit, conveys a feeling of sophisticated ease, as well as keeping it easy to do! Have fun and pump up the color in the Spring. It’s a time of new beginnings, and a great time to bring something fresh into your home. Pillows, bowls, throws, and other home accessories are great and easy ways to bring colors to match the season. In Spring, clean fresh colors are the way to go. MODELISTE: WHAT ARE YOUR ULTIMATE MUSTHAVES FROM YOUR SPRING COLLECTION? AVF: The new AVF Limited Edition Luxe Bowl in one of our beautiful bright colors on your kitchen island. Simply fill it with a bowl of lemons or limes, and you have a beautiful focal point, with the perfect splash of color. MODELISTE: WHAT WAS THE BEST DESIGN ADVICE ANYONE HAS GIVEN YOU? AVF: Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.—Leonardo Da Vinci COVER IMAGES 1) Prism bookends $570 2) Asscher Box $890 3) Brilliant Console $13,500 4) Gangster Console $13,500 5) Luminous Desk $16,000 6) Radiant Coffee Table $10,500 7) Sledge Coffee Table $14,000
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S S E R D O T S T E R C E S TEN By Joey Thao LIKE A STYLIST
SHOP VINTAGE Some of my best finds are either from vintage or thrift stores and won't cost you too much. Take the extra time and DIG!
ACCESSORIES SEAL THE DEAL For me a look is brought to the next level when you add your favorite jewelry, accessories, and belts to finalize your look. Don't be afraid to play with the combinations you can create.
TOP IT OFF
I know everyday isn't a good hair day, for me when I have a bad hair day I always add a black leather hat or a wide brim hat to take attention off the craziness on top. The choices are endless!
DON'T BE AFRAID TO SPEND ON A GREAT FIND
If you find a great piece that you know you will get multiple uses out of, don't be afraid to spend a little extra on it. I realized it's worth the extra cash for quality, style, and overall appeal.
ALL ABOUT THE TUCK & CUFF
Sometimes a simple tuck of your shirt or cuff in your jeans will enhance your look for your body type. Take the extra time to smooth out your tucks as well as pulling your tuck to the back to slim out your midsection. A cuff to your sleeve will enhance your arms and a tuck to your favorite denim will sometime help lengthen you to make you look taller.
LET'S PLAY DRESS UP
Ways I find a look is by what I'm inspired by or who I wanna be that day. Don't be afraid to embody a look from head to toe. Find your theme such as Glam, Boho, Goth, or Sleek and run with it. Think of who you are going to be and be it, Dress up is all in fun.
LAYER IT UP
Something I always enjoy is layering my clothing. I always love to throw on a jacket or sweater to enhance a look. You can even layer several rings or necklaces to give the look a different vibe.
CLEAN IS CLEAN
Basics always win, Don't be afraid to keep a look strong and clean with The Minimalist approach. I always love a plain tee with jeans, simple is always effective.
Invest in shoes that can go with several looks. People always tend to stare at your feet, make sure you have some shoes that can show off your #SHOEGAME. My favorites are sleek black boot, a pair of Nike's, or detailed dress shoe. Some things that can amp your shoe game is shoe accessory, find some chains, straps, and cool laces to pick up a look.
C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E The number one secret for me is Confidence. Confidence goes far and makes people believe in your look. Even if you know your look isn't all that, you can trick everyone by owning your look. Confidence in your clothing is Sexy, Stylish, and Commanding!
Stylish Spring trends that wonâ€™t break the bank. Cheap & Chic Must-Haves. Photographed by Brett Erickson
Denim shirt: H&M Shorts: Pants Store www.pantsstore.com Shoes: Chinese Laundry www.chineselaundry.com
Black Shrug: Calvin Kein www.calvinklein.com
Jacket: H&M www.hm.com Necklace: J.Crew www.jcrew.com Jeans: Genetic Denim www.geneticlosangeles.com
Heels: BCBG www.bcbg.com Denim Jacket: H&M www.hm.com Blue jean shorts: Zara www.zara.com
Jacket: H&M www.hm.com Model: Jesica Ahlberg Hair: Madison Blue Makeup: Monique Rubin
Move over skinny jeans, Find yourself a great trouser for Spring 2015. Either it wide leg, high waisted, to striped find the cut and style that fits you best. You can already see your favorite celebrities such as Rihanna, Jessie J, to Rachel Zoe rocking these trends. My favorite trouser this season would be a wide leg high waisted. TROUSERS DESIGNPOD RINGS AMARILO EARRINGS STYLIST OWN
Spring 2015's first look at the fearless fashion trends that have taken over the runways. From Metal Mania to Boho Chic, these looks celebrate sensuality and style for Spring.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY SYLVIE BLUM Styled by Joey Thao
Denim Tops, Pants, Skirts, Jackets, You can never go wrong with denim. This season don't be afraid to pair denim on denim or mix light denim with dark denim. On the runway, we saw Denim in military styles, bedazzled, even in bright bold colors to make big statements. Long live Denim! TOP+BOTTOM BOU JELOUD SCARF MAYA HANSEN BELT FREE PEOPLE EARRINGS H&M WATCH FOREVER 21 BRACELET SILVANA K DESIGNS RINGS AMARILO + STYLIST OWN
Shake it, Shake it! Fringe is making a big splash this Spring. We can see it in leather, suede, and in tassels this season. Mix your fringe pieces with your favorite basics, whether it be your go to black belt to your signature white crop top. Don't be afraid to mix your fringe, so it doesn't overpower your look.
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Peek a Boo, We see Versace use this perforated trend in their collection this season. Pairing it with vivid basics under Perforated separates, Versace scores a solid ten in my book. This trend gives you a little air to breathe and show off some skin. Breakthrough this spring with this fabulous trend. DRESS SAYLOR JACKET ASILIO EARRINGS BETSY JOHNSON RINGS AMARILO
Just in time for Coachella, The new Bohemian trends are back. From eccentric necklaces, bundles of rings, to sleek chiffon's. I see the Boho trend aiming a bit more 70's this season. For Boho this season remember more is better, Layer your favorite hippie trends with a jumpsuit, maxi, or blouse to get a total bohemian chic fit. JUMPER CHINYERE CHOKER HAATI CHAI NECKLACE 8 OTHER REASONS, HAATI CHAI, + CATS & GHOSTS BRACELET 8 OTHER REASONS RINGS AMARILO SHOES MELISYILDIZ
Keeping up with the American classic, Sportswear has been an American staple forever. This season we can see Alexander Wang, Givenchy, and Proenza Schouler inspired by their favorite sports trends. Mixing strong colors, shoelaces, and sports trims, This season's looks have me wanting to join the team! TOP+BOTTOM N12H EARRINGS H&M RINGS AMARILO SHOES MELISYILDIZ
Long and Linear, These Linear trends have my gasping for more. Many designers such as Tom Ford, Balmain, and Altuzarra have ditched the traditional stripes and added a little more sex appeal to your everyday lines. You can see you favorite designer giving the lines a little edge such as sequins, mesh, and a little rockabilly flare. TOP OPUS PRIME STUDIO EARRINGS STYLIST OWN PANTS OAK NYC TIGHTS BCBG SHOES BOO HOO
The 70's have taken over. The major trend I saw this season was 70's inspired pieces in several shows this season. From the cuts, patterns, accessories, and shoes don't be afraid to find you inner flower child. DRESS EMMETT EARINGS AQUI DESIGNS
This trend is perfect for your Spring break get away. We saw Adam Selman mix a little cultural flare to his collection with PomPoms. Find these separates in vivid bold colors and pair them with strong accessories to get your flirty Spring break look. Reminds me of Hot Havana Nights! CHOKER+SEPTUM AMARILO EARRING H&M TOP AUBOURG DU TEMPLE BRACELET STYLIST OWN
Metal Mania. Sexy, Chic and all the glam this season. Go head to toe in a metallic frock, a mixed metallic jacket and pants, or even add just a little glitter with a metallic clutch. You'll be sure to shine. JACKET LUXERY PANTS N12H RINGS STYLIST OWN EARRINGS MARCIANO SHOES MELISYILDIZ
HAIR STYLED BY Joseph Chase MAKEUP BY Garret Gervias MODEL Katrina Hunter with Wilhelmina
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Morocco sweeps visitors into a magical world where the enchantment of a bygone time blends harmoniously with modern inspiration. Discover iconic architectural gems, vibrant cities, sunsoaked white sand beaches and an ancient culture rich in art and history. A timeless African oasis, Morocco captures the spirit tranquil adventures, evokes the imagination and allures travelers with its exotic natural scenery, deliciously spiced cuisine and magically inviting atmosphere.
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WWW.LAFAYETTENY.COM An homage to French cuisine, Lafayette is a traditional brasserie style restaurant with a menu filled with flavorful classic dishes with an innovative gourmet take. Intimate and cozy with a warm and attentive service, Lafayette is unique in its genre and provides its patrons a tantalizing dining experience. Donâ€™t forget to indulge in the wide variety of renowned pastry and desserts.
A city of Art-in-Motion, Chicago is one of the most celebrated cities in the world. Sophisticated, stylish and sexy Chicago boasts some of the best culinary delights, world-class shopping, famed nightlife and intriguing architecture.
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WWW.HARDROCKHOTELCHICAGO.COM Evoking the feeling, spirit, and spontaneity of one of the world's most exciting cities, The Hard Rock Hotel is Chicago art, culture and dynamic flair, inside and out. Located in the historic Carbide & Carbon skyscraper, guests enjoy a modern, urban setting with the Hard Rock's signature rock star vibe and upbeat party atmosphere. The Hard Rock Hotel is defined by a subtle chic elegance that uplifts the ordinary. Pairing impeccable style with unmitigated comfort, this hotel honors Chicago's rich and
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Located just steps from the Magnificent Mile, the Ivy Boutique Hotel provides a luxurious boutique-style setting with modern elegance. Privileged with a rich artistic heritage and an unrivaled area, the Ivy Boutique Hotel is an oasis of luxury, complete with heavenly views with floor to ceiling windows which offer a rare pause in this most celebrated area and minutes from everything that this world-renowned city has to offer. The Ivy Boutique Hotel has paid attention to every detail â€“ from the design of the property, the tastefully curated objects, beautiful dark wood decor, modern amenities, and a warm and welcoming personalized service that ensures a seamless, comfortable and memorable stay.
Designed with the ultimate in luxurious comfort in mind, the Ivy is a composition of contemporary finishes, carefully appointed luxury furnishings, and state-of-the-art modern amenities which exude an exquisite sophistication. With only 63 guest rooms, you will enjoy the privacy of peaceful retreat from the bustling city. A medley of the intimacy of an exclusive luxury residence with impeccable service and attention to detail. Guests are also able to enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the rooftop bar the Sky Terrace or a pamper session with in-room massage. This Chicago hotel speaks to customized functionality and elegance and creates an aura of lavish tranquility, in this alluring and ever so dynamic city.
CHIC OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION FLORIDA, USA
WWW.OMNIAMELIAISLANDPLANTATION.COM An opulent haven of oceanfront elegance, private, and unwavering in immaculate service and seductive amenities, this exclusive enclave is an indulgence of pleasures illuminated on this island’s shores. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation begins a new era in luxury travel. Set amidst 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast, retreat to this stunning oasis where you’ll find the essence of elegance. With world-class amenities and service, crystalline pools, championship golf, tennis, a delicious full-service spa, expansive gourmet dining options, shopping and adventurous water activities and miles of secluded beaches the options are endless designed for complete relaxation and family vacation fun. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation elegantly combines refined and peaceful interiors, unique custom made artworks, with an exquisite and comfortable ambiance. Guest room designs are enhanced by spacious modern perspectives, state-of-the-art amenities with breathtaking views. From upscale elegance to an understated casual ambiance, dining at Amelia Island Plantation’s is defined by culinary journey with a woven blend of seafood dishes and the native Floridian fare. All menus are masterfully crafted with each showcasing fresh, innovative flavors in a warm, engaging environment. Renew and re-balance your senses as you unwind the the spacious and harmoniously designed spa. Indulge in a wide variety of treatments that capture the essence of the natural surroundings and the beauty and light of restorative and relaxing techniques. The luxurious Amelia Island Plantation offers a complete sophisticated comfort for the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating vacation experience.
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La Playa Beach & Golf Resort epitomizes the sophistication of a luxury resort combined with the picturesque oceanfront location on Florida's stunning coastline nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the stunning Vanderbilt Bay. Plunge into this tropical hideaway with its serene, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere; a private escape with all the luxurious amenities one could imagine right at your fingertips. Breathtaking vistas, exquisitely designed dining, a beautiful private beach, championship golf and tennis a spa and fitness center, poolside cabanas, a beach butler service and an extensive list of outdoor water sports and recreation activities greet guests Endless details on the well-appointed villa and suite accommodations are among the distinctive amenities guests will enjoy as a part of their luxurious vacation. Spacious balconies with unparalleled views, custom fabrics, plush pillows, and handcrafted decor makes each room unique and designed for functional and relaxing comfort. Dine at the epicurean enclave Baleen restaurant, and whether barefoot at a beach table or indoors at a more refined setting, the dishes are a harmonious blend of farm fresh to table ingredients and local seafood delights. A must- try is the lump crab bisque! Pamper yourself at SpaTerre the beachfront abode dedicated to pure relaxation, the quieting of your mind and the rejuvenating of the spirit. The deep tissue massage will leave you feeling restored, balanced and blissfully relaxed. Experience luxurious first-class service with a warm and inviting Southern Florida charm. La Playa Beach & Golf Resort, is the ultimate in serene getaways appealing to the most discerning of travelers.
DATE ZAMBIA MAXMAS TOURS WITH GUIDE MAX MASEMPELE
WWW.ZAMBIATOURISM.COM/LISTINGS/MAXMAS-TRAVEL-TOURS Zambia is known as Africa’s most majestic unsung safari destination. With plentiful game viewing, breathtaking vistas, and parks offering a vast diversity of experiences from walking safaris, night drives, fishing, and boat rides, Zambia promises a more authentic and unique safari experience that’s genuine, wild, and exclusive. in South Luangwa that find a tasteful with boutique style lodges and camps which cater to a more personalized experience. With my Guide Max Masempele, I set out knowing with his years of experience, infinite wealth of knowledge, and overwhelming sense of genuine affection and appreciation for his country, I knew I would be in for a true adventure. Maxmas Tours offers tailor made tours designed to meet their traveler’s budget by aligning properties that match the taste of each client, it creates exclusive and customized itineraries to arrange for a most memorable visit. From the grandeur of the Victoria Falls, to an intricate river system which proves to be a magnet for wildlife, Zambia is home to an enticing, expensive and iconic network of national parks. Maxmas Tours provide unique, exclusive and individually personalized tours in which which guarantee an unrivaled experience in one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions of Africa.
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WWW.MFUWELODGE.COM NKWALI winner of Responsible Tourism Awards for the best community property in Africa, overlooks the spender of South Luangwe National Park. This Safari camp offers immaculate and comfortable guest villas, in-house dining, and the ultimate destination for family and group travelers alike. With wildlife right outside the doors, we saw lions in morning and later strolling on road in evening. South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its prolific game, including lion, leopard, giraffe, buffalo, antelope, elephants, and crocodile.
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This convenient prime location next to Levy Junction Mall provides accessibility to the busting city’s sites and local attractions found within this vibrant capital. StayEasy Lusaka, with its modern design offers affordable accommodation in the heart of Zambia providing all the amenities for a welcoming and comfortable stay.
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A beautiful and exclusive bush camp located on the banks of the Kafue River, Miyukuyuku Tent Camp is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque spots in the whole Park. Acclaimed for hippo watching, fishing, boating, and amazing wildlife safaris, the nearby waterhole offers one of the most spectacular opportunities to view lions and leopards, or take a river safari for even more of an exciting adventure. Miyukuyuku Tent Camp offers their own extraordinary guide who is an incredibly knowledgeable as a naturalist, with specialties in habitat and game protection birding, and tracking and is a dedicated conservationist. Don't miss nightly star gazing at the camp with the most wondrously clear and illuminated night's sky.
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One of Robin Pope's properties, The Stanley Safari Lodge offers an intimate, elegant and luxurious getaway. Complete with an infinity pool with a view of spray from thunderous and majestic Victoria Falls, you will find yourself immersed in a fascinating oasis and tranquil refuge. Called "Mosi-oa-Tunya", (the smoke that thunders) in the local language, Victoria Falls are one of the seven wonders of the world and an absolute must visit destination. The Stanley Safari Lodge is within walking distance to Victoria Falls. The views are majestic, the mist of the spray, and the unforgettable African sunset leaves for a most enchanting experience. The property and its guests are also very involved in the local village nearby where they sponsor a school and a multitude of community projects.
SPIRIT CRYSTAL COAST NORTH CAROLINA, USA
Set along the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, there something about this beachy coastal North Carolina destination that speaks to vacationers. The dramatic landscape, the quaint blend of the East Coast meeting Southern hospitality and charm, sun-soaked beaches; and that famous lighthouse and neighboring island where the wild horses run free that has beckoned many to boat across to its island shore. The discovery of this coastal getaway, Crystal Coast is all about low-key yet sensational seafood restaurants, dynamic ocean vistas, wandering historic streets, quaint fishing villages, quirky small town shops, and unspoiled picturesque beaches perfect for beachcombing. The Crystal Coast invariably has that postcard-perfect picture luster. The indelible image of the Atlantic’s crystalline water and waves crashing on the seashore, or the pastel iridescence of where the sun melts into the the glistening sea at sunset all plays homage to the Crystal Coast. It’s no wonder this landscape—and the natural beauty it illuminates —has attracted so many visitors for generations. One of the only remaining natural barrier islands in the World, the coastal islands are strung together on the coastline with 56 miles of a protected area in the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The coastal treasures of the Crystal Coast, each with its own unique flavor and appeal include Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Harker’s Island and Moorehead.
ÂťWHAT TO DO CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE Visit the historic lighthouse and keeper's quarters on this pristine island known for its beauty in the sand dunes and a pristine spot to camp or spend the day basking in the uninhabited natural seascape.
SHACKELFORD BANKS Wild mustangs have thrived and remained wild on this secluded island with its deserted beaches and natural wonder. The horses have inhabited the island for over 400 years with some speculating that it was a ship wrecked Spanish exploring expedition that somehow landed the first horses on the island. The island can be reached via the Island Express Ferry Service. Additional activities include: Coastal kayaking, bird watching, fishing, diving stand-up paddle boarding, surfing and horseback riding. A visit to the area is not complete without stops the Maritime Museum, Old Burying Grounds, Fort Macon State Park or the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knolls Shore.
ISLAND EXPRESS FERRY SERVICES
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FRONT STREET GRILL AT STILLWATER Located in Beaufort, recently named America's Coolest Small Town", this waterfront bistro serves an expansive menu or local delights with exquisite seafood dishes native to the Crystal Coast. Dine in the comfort of their indoor lounge area or soak in the majestic ocean views from their upper deck.
RUDDY DUCK TAVERN
WWW.RUDDYDUCKTAVERN.COM Fresh seafood with a Cajun twist is on the menu at the infamous Ruddy Duck Tavern in Moorehead City. The casual and distinctly warm and welcoming atmosphere gives a small town touch to the dining experience. Seafood baskets are a local must-have.
»WHE RE TO EAT AMOS MOSQUITO'S RESTAURANT AND BAR
This local hotspot offers a hip atmosphere set amidst a marsh or swamp-like decor. The wide assortment of mouthwatering seafood dishes with the house specialty being “fish for two” served with an assortment of zingy dipping sauces. Try to get here around sunset to sip on a cocktail while catching that glorious glimpse of a North Carolina sunset.
THE VILLAGE MARKET
WWW.VILLAGEMARKETOFEI.COM Locally owned gourmet deli and sandwich shop in the heart of Emerald Isle, inviting the community and visitors alike to stop by for breakfast or lunch to experience homemade specialties that are prepared fresh every day. The artisan-style sandwiches are built with premium breads, fresh vegetables, homemade dressings and top-of-the-line Boarshead meats and cheeses. Nestled within the shop patrons find some of the most unique, fun and innovative artwork and gifts supporting local artists and vendors for purchase.
ÂťWHE RE TO STAY SEASIDE SAND CASTLES Renting one of the exquisite seaside mansions nestled along the coastline, offers a unique opportunity to spend your vacation in an intimate beach house with dynamic vistas with a warm and inviting private solitude for a most blissful and relaxing stay.
EMERALD ISLE REALTY
WWW.EMERALDISLEREALTY.COM A-1derful Life: When you enter A-1derful Life Sand Castle Mansion, you are instantly transported to a world in which natural beauty redefines opulence and seaside elegance. Steps to the beach, cradled in comfort, with soaring uninterrupted panoramic ocean views, A-1derful Life offers a stylish and vibrant maritime decor with spacious, and 5 elegant rooms offering picture windows and superb views. Guests enjoy a classical seaside ambiance coupled with modern amenities designed for convenience and an unparalleled attention to detail. This ocean front oasis is complete with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, bbq grill, private balcony dining area, and an expansive and modern kitchen. A-1derful Life creates a luxurious retreat in one of the most exquisite settings.
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Seaside Seclusion: As the name suggests, this Sand Castle boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean in a more private and pristine beach area. Defined by individuality, Seaside Seclusion with its understated grandeur offers expansive ocean front decks, a swimming pool, 7 vibrantly decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, and theatre-style stadium seating complete with plush sofas. Art and maritime artifacts are seamlessly woven into every room's decor. Additional sumptuous beach house amenities include a gas grill, private dining areas, fully equipped luxury kitchens, flat screen TVs, and a pool and pingpong table guarantee guests a most fulfilling and relaxing stay. With its secluded but easily accessible location, guests can enjoy a private seaside sanctuary, ocean breeze and pristine natural surroundings which make Seaside Seclusion a vacationer's dream destination.
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