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HERE TO STAY Romping grounds here & there

PEOPLE TO WATCH Hello, we’d like you to meet...

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GIFT IT TO ME, BABY Our guide to getting the holidays right

JACKIE CRUZ Our cover girl gets street wise

HEAVENLY SCENTS Gorgeous notes hit hard in this perfume story

PUNK BEAUTY A mash of hard edge & soft feminity

ONE FOR THE BOYS A guy walks into a bar...

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A classic beauty story

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TIP OF THE HATS this story will go to your head

JEWEL CRUSH

A cool tale of hot stones

ASTROLOGY

The Stars spell it out

ON THE COVER JACKIE CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHED BY MATTHEW MITCHELL STYLED BY BRUNO LIMA HAIR + MAKE UP BY GABRIEL VALDEZ COAT BY BALLY BLACK TURTLE NECK BY BALLY BEIGE BEADED LONG SKIRT BY KAYAT

Dress by BADGLEY MISCHKA Feather cape by MARIA LUCIA HOHAN Flower diamond earrings by SUPREME JEWELRY.

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ODESSY BARBU

JULIA KUZMENZKO McKIM Los Angeles based internationally published, award-winning Beauty, Morganne Picard’s singing and Fashion & Portrait photographer, modeling career skyrocketed in digital artist, retoucher and educator. Paris in her early teens, while atAn International College of Protending metaphysics classes with La fessional Photography (Melbourne, Sorbonne University’s professors. Australia) graduate, born and raised She was signed by Warner Brother’s in Moscow, Russia. Fstoppers staff International, and her ravishing writer. looks and vocal talent catapulted her to the limelight at the famous Parisian nightclubs Chez Castel and Les Bains Douches. She graced runways and fashion magazines around the World. In Manhattan, Morganne honed her Jazz career at world-renowned venues as The Blue Note and Nell’s, before relocating to Los Angeles, and transporting her European flare. She brings her love of the stars in the sky, to our astro fashion BRUNO LIMA forecast. Bruno Lima is a proven and highly successful stylist and fashion designer with over 10 year’s expertise working for leading global fashion brands. Bruno Lima is also a member of Fashion Group International, a world-renowned organization for established fashion executives. Bruno seeks inspiration on arts in successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals, current global events, pop culture, and all facets of fashion. Currently, Bruno is part of the Exclusive Artists Management team of stylists, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

MORGANNE PICARD

NOEL ALUMIT Noel Alumit is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author and man about town. Read more about him at www. noelalumit.com

Odessy Barbu descends from a French background but he was born and raised in Venice California. His education has taken him from Los Angeles to Paris and back with an impressive resume. He owes his success to his innate ability to draw out whatever is necessary in order to make the shot look its best, all the while making his subjects feel at ease. His style is unique in that it has a sexy edge with an urban twist. He has photographed some of Hollywood’s most sought after celebrities which include Jessica Alba, Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese. Fluent in both English and French Odessy currently resides in Hollywood and travels frequently for work where he finds his inspiration in textures, colors and backdrops of the world’s most beautiful locales. www.odessybarbu.com

GABRIEL VALDEZ

MICHAEL OLIVERI

Gabriel, a Los Angeles based makeup artist is a self taught beauty expert. His love for the female face and the industry has allowed him to gain experience while living and working throughout Europe and Asia, as well as in the US! His motto? “It’s only makeup ladies, it washes off... Experiment!” http://gabrielbeauty.webr.ly

Photography was not the initial path Michael Oliveri set out on, instead directly out of high school he enlisted with the United States Navy. He was later deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf. Taking pictures of the various ports in which his vessel docked, his love for producing impactful images grew even further. He later realized that the more he took photos of people, the more appreciation he had for the art of photography. This realization was an epiphany for Michael and after six years in the military he was finally able to begin his journey of conveying feeling through imagery. He attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and upon graduation worked closely as an assistant to celebrity photographer John Russo. This gave him the knowledge and ability to fine tune his craft, step out on his own and create incredible images.

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editor

letter from the

THE WARM OF WINTER There is one thing people who live in LA know—it is more often than not, beautiful. The days are warm, and with luck, the nights temperate. That is why one night in late November we took to the streets with actress Jackie Cruz, against the backdrop of Santee Alley— Because we could. It’s always been an odd connection, the so-called Hollywood Connection, because other than Paramount Pictures, none of the studios are in LA. But that connection is real. Hollywood, by that we mean the concept of Hollywood does exist and has always existed. Fashion designers have always looked at film for inspiration—just like those of us in the magazine business. The hat story (on page 88) acknowledges people like Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis in Now,Voyager. Stars who wore hats. Fun, iconic and very photographable, hats are the perfect prop. Around our sleek, modern water cooler there is a lot of discussion about print versus digital. Personally, the digital experience of certain magazines, (Esquire, Wired, the missing-inaction Project magazine) is a game changer. Print is static, it’s a destination, not a journey unlike the evolving world of digital publications. But, and this is a big but, the print experience is very real. Nearly 300 years old, the printed magazine is durable and without question unique. And there has always been a certain glamor attached to magazines and the good news is, that still exists. Ad pages for men’s magazines grew 13% in 2013. The infamous September issues of fashion magazines required weight lifting spotters and they too were up over 13%. Somebody out there is reading magazines. If you’re reading this one now, enjoy our product-filled Holiday issue!


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Nick Fouquet Hatmaker

1629 Abbott Kinney Venice CA 90219 www.nickfouquet.com By Diane Lieu • Photographed by Alejandro Chapa

He’s been called many things: Nicki Diamond, sous chef, vegan master, the California King, The Sundance Kid. One thing is certain, he is good at his craft, which in this case, is hatmaking. Working out of Venice, on the well traversed Abbott Kinney, Fouquet plies his art in the shape of a hat. Diane Lieu sat down with Mr. Fouquet to talk hats. D: What is your hat style? N: I take aspects of traditional hat-making and implement in my style. Whether it’s like by distressing or adding turquoise or ornaments that I found. It’s sort of like a psychedelic approach to hat making. Formally I think that a lot of the elements are classic and haven’t been changed for years and years and years. And you know, it’s kind of adding my touch to it. A sort of vagabond, bohemian, gypsy, psychedelic sort of... D: Experience? N:Yeah, like experience to the thing so it just makes the hat a little bit more unique. D: You said you sort of fell into hat making because you studied environmental science. How so? N: Well, it’s like I’d always been weirdly, whether it’s conscientiously or subconsciously, involved in fashion or in clothing. However you’d say it. My father worked in advertising and was a model and he’d come back from his trips with a lot of clothes. And I would take those when I was really young and alter them with my seamstress and add buttons and accoutrements that I’d found. [This was] in the Southwest of France where I grew up. I’d wear those, always wanting unique pieces for myself. That was at a really early age. I went to school and trained in environmental science and sustainable development but had always, on the side, been constructing or altering these garments more or less. Then when I got out, I worked for a couple of designers in New York and in LA and did a bunch of odd jobs. And environmental science... [well] the environment is something very close to my heart and I’m always aware about whether it’s dealing with overpopulation or conservation issues but I always found myself gravitating towards clothing you know. It’s what inspired me and fueled me. Then I met somebody who was an old cowboy and a hat maker. I was just walking down the street and saw this guy wear this amazing hat and I asked him where he got it and he told me he made it. That’s kind of how I got into hat making. I’d had the training in [things] like using industrial sewing machines and putting parts together and cutting and sewing. But this is a lost art so there’s not a lot of people who know

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how to really do this and so I felt super fortunate to get the doors to that world open to me. I learned how to block and how to make a hat and how to pounce and all the ins and outs and the secrets of hat making. It brought it back to me having this individuality and craftsmanship. Like when I was young and making these one-offs for myself. I could do that with these hats and have each hat be a character of it’s own for my clients so no two would ever be alike. D: What is it about hats specifically? N: I think it’s a piece, an item in your wardrobe that can change your look completely.You can add a hat and whatever you’ve constructed to go out in your day, to present the world to yourself...You wear a hat and it just transforms it into a totally different look. I always found that interesting and I found the history of hats interesting. Being a utilitarian item as well as now, a fashion piece. It’s meant to shield you from the sun or from the rain when you’re in New York. Or sometimes, like I hide behind my hat and not talk to people. All those elements combined were just some of the reasons why I love hats.


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Mohawk General Store

4011 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90029 www.mohawkgeneralstore.com By Noel Alumit

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n 2008, Kevin and Bo Carney started the became useful in their business ventures. Mohawk General Store, a 400 square foot In their store, Belgian designer Dries Van space located on Mohawk Street in Echo Noten is perhaps the most recognizable name Park. They eventually moved offices to Sunin their cache. According to Kevin, “We set Junction in Silverlake, next to the risqué wanted to be brand ambassadors in what we Circus of Books. They opened a women’s believe in.” store and a separate men’s store. In 2013, Those brands may not be household they opened up a new location in Pasadena. names, but they’re certainly respectable. The concept of the General Store greatly They include Arpenteur, clothing inspired by appealed to Kevin. “There were general “French hunting, military and work clothes” stores all over America, you know, 50 years from the 1920’s to the 1950’s and Swedish ago where you’d go in and you could buy a company Our Legacy, inspired by “classic little bit of everything,” he said. The store garments from your grandfather reimagined they created reflects their own personal interfor our time.” ests. “We were into ceramics and furniture, For Spring 2014, they’re excited to bring lighting, clothing and accessories, shoes, art in a new line from Italian company Bareand books. And so, we were like, hey, what if na and will offer clothes from star designer we put it all together into one concept?” Junya Watanabe. They curate brands for those The store is stylish, but easy going. “It who are into fashion, but don’t wish to be KEVIN AND BO CARNEY was an extension of our living room, in a loud about it. A designer’s name will not be way,” he said. “We wanted a living room plastered across a shirt or hand bag that they where people could come and hang out and feel really comcarry. They choose garments with a certain amount of “anofortable.” What they accomplished was a blend of California nymity built into the clothes.” mid-century, Native America and cool desert. Kevin installed Regardless of how they curate, there will be nothing anonthe shelving units and light fixtures himself. The store that now ymous about the Mohawk General Store. They’re three years exists took three years of meticulous detailing. into a ten year lease, and their new Pasadena store will certainKevin and Bo Carney’s arrival in Los Angeles had interly not be their last. They’re vague on details but Los Angeles is esting turns. Kevin started sewing at 8 years old, helping his not the only city they’re thinking about, and the Unites States mom make clothes for his family. He went onto study patis not the only country they’re considering. tern-making, draping and tailoring at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He moved to New York starting his own brands; Biast and Generic Costume. Barneys was among one of the retailers who carried his work. Then planes flew into the Twin Towers on September 11th, and changed everything. Kevin decided to leave New York and settled in Los Angeles in 2003, doing consultant work for Guess, BCBG and Stussy. He went to Italy to work on a shoe collection and met Bo, a student from Korea. She was studying Fashion Business at Bocconi School of Management in Milan. Her education

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Farbod Barsum

9440 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills CA 90210 www.farbodbarsum.com By Talia Mc Ilwain

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arbod Barsum has been expanding steadily since its 2010 derivation by garnering the most sought after form of validation, celebrity admirers. With admirers such as Christina Hendricks, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Heidi Klum there’s no way this brand wouldn’t be a wave maker from coast to coast. Farbod’s extensive knowledge of design and architecture guides his passion to make charming “wearable art” that has classical style, modern vision and composition, while maintaining the softest and supplest form that any admirer of luxury commodities can appreciate. This luxury line of hand bags and accessories features unique materials such as African Ostrich, American Alligator and Natural Water Snake skins, as well as the breathtaking feathers of the Guinea bird. Each of these awe-inspiring bags, wallets, and travel accessories are individually handcrafted in the United States with full attention to detail. The sustainably harvested materials, safe application of the Farbod Barsum signature one of a kind “Strawberry Red” dye and the admirer’s experience are of the highest importance to the Barsum brand. Farbod’s dedication to excellence is what has led him to his most recent exquisite expression of quality as the Farbod Barsum boutique will be moving to the Golden triangle of Beverly Hills, between Rodeo Drive and Beverly. This bold move secures that Barsum’s brand has grown in notoriety. The new space in the luxurious MGM Building is sure to be remarkable with over 1,600 square feet to create an intriguing art exhibit;

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sky’s the limit when it comes to displaying the beauty of these exclusive creations. Scheduled to open in January 2014, the new boutique is expected to incorporate contemporary aesthetics that will accent the modernity of the building design as well as sleek dynamic visuals that will be reminiscent of Old Hollywood with metallic accented black tile floors, 13 custom made Swarovski crystal chandeliers, the finest chrome and glass displays, gorgeously beveled mirrors, details of velvet fabric for suppleness, and marble encased columns and frame shelving. Furthermore the space will include a glorious fully glass lined store front window where it’s said that on-lookers can see displays inspired by Salvador Dali, Barsum’s favorite artist. Moreover the new boutique will feature category zoning where shoppers can find items of similar function together. Shortly after the installment of the new boutique Barsum plans to expand the line by adding metal cuffs that will feature exotic skin overlays, new evening clutch styles and two new skins, Karung snakeskin and an exotic Amazonia fish specified as a Prarucu. In just 3 short years Farbod Barsum has acquired enviable success, growing his brand from a little known brand to a recognizable luxury brand featured at events such as the Golden Globes. Auspiciously, compositional design and discipline to produce high quality goods has gotten the Barsum brand this far and will continue to carry it into 2014 with many new successes to celebrate. To view the collection visit www.farbodbarsum.com.


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LA legends

Jack Nicholson and Angelica Houston.

HOLLYWOOD: INSIDE OUT Portraits of an Era BY STEPHEN JERROME

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nlike New York City, which is all about urban spaces, L.A. is the ultimate bungalow suburb. We didn’t discover our very own urban catacombs until the late 70s, but by the mid-80s, artists and ambitious young entrepreneurs were creating a new underground scene which set the stage for L.A.’s downtown resurgence. I personally got my start when the Stock Exchange nightclub on Spring Street marked a forty-year-late return to downtown Los Angeles glamour. The building’s beautiful interiors, once an actual stock exchange, evoked a new level of style outside the usual haunts of Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. The club was an instant success, and because I knew the principals involved, I seized my opportunity and became the in-house photographer. With no portfolio but a knack for flattering total strangers (not to mention looking like I actually belonged), my pictures Bruce Willis, unhappy with having his picture were on the society pages of newspapers and magazines––sometimes taken. I was shooting at a private party hosted by Vanity Fair; the only photographer in the room. covering whole pages––literally overnight. I was only ever looking for great images when I went out at night with my camera. I was never interested in celebrities much though in Hollywood they come with the territory and of course, photographing them was part of my job. But glamour––being fabulous––is even more intriguing because it doesn’t necessarily involve being famous; it’s about attitude and style. From exclusive, star-studded events to the then-new, illegal loft parties, for about six years, I covered it all––sometimes dashing from Beverly Hills to way downtown on the same night. Fortunately, I was always on Madonna playing hide and seek with me at a private party the inside; often the only phohosted by the late photographer Herb Ritts. tographer in (or allowed in) the room. People trusted me, in part because I was out every night just like they were, helping to make them fabulous. Some of the very young impresarios, Bryan Rabin and Brent Bolthouse to name but two, went on to become this generation’s social movers and shakers. Eventually, I amassed an archive of negatives, almost all black & white, which, thirty years later, truly reflect a unique slice of time in L.A.’s evolving social history. “The real Hollywood”, as I call it. “HOLLYWOOD: Inside Out.”

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Carrie Fisher and writer/actor Buck Henry shooting me with Silly String at a small party to launch the film “Down and Out in Beverly Hills�.

Debbie Harry and jewelry designer Smitty backstage.

Kitten Natividad, ex-wife of Russ Meyer, and Diane H. busting out at the Stock Exchange nightclub.

Photographer Herb Ritts with Kim Basinger

80s nightclub dance performance.

Model Lauren Hutton.

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West Side Story BY DIANE LIEU • PHOTOGRAPHED BY KELLY WEBB

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he Westside’s cool microhood we know as Montana Ave. is just the place to spend a breezy Saturday. A stone’s throw from the mighty Pacific, this boulevard of tangible dreams is home to a number of beauty meccas (with names like Dry Bar and Benefit) as well as sparkling jewelry shops, (with a little something for yourself or a loved one) snazzy boutiques and snackeries with all the makings for the most sophisticated Lunchables you’ve ever seen. Heralded as the “more polished younger sister to Venice’s artsy Abbot Kinney” Montana Avenue is the place to go for a half-caf soy capp, bone dry, before heading to the salon for a hair taming session and new shoes to go with that killer haircut. The tree-lined avenue has a homey, unpretentious feel that is somehow still simultaneously SoCal. Part-time models walking their dogs mix and mingle with new moms on their daily pram walk. Locals drift in and out of shops, grabbing baked goods and essentials whilst tourists float along gathering Christmas gifts and pure gastronomical delights in the form of burgers and beer at Father’s Office, also a local hangout. Or if it’s been one of those days where no one is answering your calls and your Mean Reds are out in full force, your search for comfort foods needs to go no further than Marmalade Café. Separating the two distinct neighborhoods of Brentwood and Santa Monica, Montana Ave has a fresh, not funky, cleancut but chic vibe that weaves itself throughout the west side. Every visit is different from the last and with the beach so near, this treasured hot spot is the perfect place to spend a winter’s day, even if it’s only a blustery 65°F.

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This year-round playground of mid-century homes and hotels is the perfect place for the weekend sojourn WRITTEN + PHOTOGRAPHED BY Diane Lieu

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desert oasis lies a little more than 100 miles from LA’s city center. Most of us have heard of it but attach images of business men in brightly colored golf pants dotting the greens. Who, later, with a towel over their heads, steam like broccoli in a tiled room somewhere. That, or vivid images of overripe teenagers on a spring break rampage moving in MARILYN FOREVER swarms up and down the boulevards come to mind. An icon sparkles in downtown Palm Neither, to be honest, are very appealing. That was Springs, a then, times are changing and Palm Springs, with over reminder of the city’s illustrious film 130 hotels & resorts, is now the place to escape the background. daily, dusty grind of Los Angeles. Colorful resorts glitter and lapis blue pools gleam. Palm trees line the avenues, proudly bearing their city’s name and swaying in the desert air. It feels like any day could be a mid-summer’s day. Coffee shops, candy stores, boutiques and restaurants ranging from chic to quaint stand ready to relieve you of your work stresses and worries. The LA Fashion Magazine team hit the streets & soaked up some of the dying summer sun to reveal our favorite resort hot spots in Tinsel Town’s little sister in the desert.

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WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS... Sit down & enjoy a fresh glass of hard lemonade at the ol’ fashion lemonade stand on the grounds at The Parker Palm Springs.

Fun Fact With more than 50,000 pools, Greater Palm Springs can boast that it has more pools per capita than anywhere else in the country.


LOUNGE Grab a bite or simply drink in some of that eternal sun at the eclectic Parker resort.

OLD MEETS NEW A historic motor court converted into a boutique resort, Viceroy has that splash of chic blended with quintessential Palm Springs feel.

AHHH, BLISS... Feel the relaxation break right over you as you enjoy a spa day, poolside lunch or simply the views at the Riviera.

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bookmarks

Bold, Beautiful, and Damned By Dean Rhys Morgan

Author Dean Rhys Morgan at FIDM art opening and book signing. Photographed by Andre Cordova.

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ere’s what you need to know: There once was a fashion illustrator named Tony Viramontes. His quick, energetic illustrations graced the pages of many European fashion publications. He died young, very young. His work went unnoticed for decades until Tony’s brother Ed showed them to author Dean Rhys Morgan. “Ed opened them quite nonchalantly to reveal the most exquisite pieces of work. A book had to be assembled.” Thus, Morgan has put together the beautifully crafted and curated,

Bold, Beautiful, and Damned (published by Laurence King Publishing). Viramontes became famous. He created portraits of everybody who was anybody at the time, and conceived album covers for Donna Summer and Janet Jackson. Mentored by Antonio Lopez and Jack Potter, and heavily influenced by photographer Steven Meisel,Viramontes refined his craft and moved to New York City. Later he moved to Paris and worked for Yves Saint Laurent,Valentino and Claude Montana among others. It all came crashing down in a typical 80s manner: AIDS claimed the life of Tony Viramontes at the age of 31. 28

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Tony Viramontes, Paris 1986 Photographed by Ed Viramontes


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LA PEOPLE

Victor Ross II

PHOTOGRAPHED BY

BLAKE JAMES

A Hyphenated Man

You may have spotted his modestly magnificent mug on the pages of GQ, Unleash’d and Prestige, (opposite the most famous of all those Kardashians none the less) but this model is so much more than just a pretty face. A painter, who professes poetry through both words and images as a photographer, Ross seems to make more use of his 24 hour days than most. Q Where are you from? I’m an army brat. I come from a multiracial family. Mom and pops still together, 28 years strong. I’m smashed between two brothers. Born in Monterey, California then moved to Germany for 3 years and came back to the states when I was 4. We moved to Missouri and stayed put there. I was raised in the rural towns of LaMonte and Knob Noster, these tiny little farm towns an hour east of Kansas City. I spent my time goofing off with my brothers, playing in the woods, playing sports, fishing and watching the seasons change. Q What brought you here? Dreams, curiosity, fear, resistance, confusion, the need to grow. I had already been modeling out of Kansas City for 5 years and after high school I figured if I was going to continue and try to turn this thing into a career, I needed to be in New York or Los Angeles. My parents always told me how gorgeous Pebble Beach was and so there was this curiosity to see the Sunshine State. I think I just had this innate calling to be back on the west coast. Q Where does your art come from? Honestly, most likely from my lack of going to therapy. One trip back home a couple years ago, my mom pulled out some artwork she did in high school and it was very similar to some doodles that I do. It was kind of freaky. My mom is actually the first female First Sergeant in the state of Missouri, so with this position and just a military career in general, there is no room for a free spirit or artistry. So this artist that was inside of her who she truly was couldn’t be present you know? Not with that career field. I would love to think that my subconscious was awesome enough to pick up on this version of my mother, this suppressed artist. So I guess in some way it’s just in my blood to want to be creative. I was just fortunate to be able to live it, explore it, express it. These paintings come out of every human emotion. Pure bliss or frustration, aggravation, disturbances, the feeling of being complete, feeling whole, feeling lonely, beauty, love. Who do you paint for? I used to believe all the stigmas before I painted. I thought calling yourself an artist was pretentious and self idolizing. It’s not true, I have artist friends across all mediums and they are some of the most selfless people I know. It’s a giving of yourself. With that said I paint for me as selfish as it sounds. I paint for my pleasure, my therapy, my feelings, my release. If somebody else likes it cool, that’s a bonus. If I can just evoke peace, a stillness, a calm patience, to evoke anything from anybody is a revelation. So many are just numb out there. To evoke anything is a dream.

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LA PEOPLE

Bex Taylor-Klaus Gender-fluid actress Bex Taylor Klaus is far from your typical up-and-coming actress. She quickly developed a cult fanbase after viewers were struck by her gender-bending character, Bullet, on Netflix’s revived season of AMC’s The Killing. Catch her on the upcoming season of Arrow, as streetwise DC sidekick, “Sin.” Q Describe what you do in one sentence. I do moral ambiguity on a professional scale. Q Where are you from? Atlanta, GA Q Where are you going? Chasing the shadows. Q What drives you there? To be an actor is to visit the dark places others strive to stay away from. I want to visit those dark places. I always find the most interesting spots of light there. Q If you were to explain your belief or theory of life to a 5 year old, what would you say? Even when life sucks, there is magic everywhere.You just have to remember to look up. Q What’s your guilty pleasure? What form does it take? (ex: Baking, reading teenage thriller novels, etc) I have this theory that if you feel any guilt, it’s not a true pleasure. That being said, I do have a deep love for Disney princesses and honestly cannot get enough of the old cartoon movies!

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LA PEOPLE

Erin Tjoe

Girl Uninterrupted

Erin Tjoe is the on-air host personality of not only The Los Angeles Fashion LIVE but also Green Travel Destination and BlackTree TV. She moved to Los Angeles the summer of 2013 and has been a rising star ever since. Her background was in the world of Wall Street as she worked as a Financial Advisor managing investor’s financial portfolios in Silicon Valley. Now, her passion is highlighting unique moments, stories and people that move an audience’s heart to catalyze transformation. Q Describe what you do in one sentence. I shine light on others aiming to inspire, uplift and create humor through art forms of being a TV host personality and actress. Q How would you describe your fashion style? You caught me at the perfect time. I’m actually defining my personal style right now. As a kid, I got hand me downs from my big brother and it usually looked like boys cargo pants. Now I’m entering a new phase of life where I love a comfortable, classy, beachy style. But frankly, in my perfect world, I would never want to wear the same outfit twice. I am always on the lookout for new trends and designers because I am so attracted to what is fresh and unique. My style comes down to expressing what I am feeling moment by moment and, like many women, that is changing constantly!

Q What’s your superpower or what’s your spirit animal? My superpower is the ability to see real visions. I’ll see a vision in my mind’s eye and often it will be manifested. It takes a lot of concentration and discipline to get connected to my higher consciousness, but it’s worth it when I do tap into it. The results, well that’s a longer interview to be shared in a more intimate time setting. I’ve got stories. My favorite moments are when I’ll get receive a vision for someone else and it blesses them in a special way. My spirit animal is the enchanted unicorn, flying, jubilant and vibrant. 34

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Q Favorite designers? What’s been catching my eye on the runway lately is Sachika Twins,YOZE, Altaf Maneshia, and Alexander McQueen. My attitude is open and soulful right now where I see beauty all around me. The designers that catch my attention usually touch me with a positive, bright, and subtly sexy energy.


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THE ULTIMATE

Baroni Scarlet Bracelet Iridescent pearls of various sizes and 24k gold plate beads layer to make an opulent 5-strand bracelet. Combined with a mandala pendant, this bracelet is a powerful portent of spirtual transformation. 24k gold plate. www.baronidesigns.com

produced by the editors of The LA Fashion Magazine

1. Bigfoot strap back by LIE www.loveisearth.com 2. Bath accessories by Porter & Fig www.etsy.com/ shop/porterfig 3. L’a Barr’s Luxury Men’s Neckwear www.bitchinbowties.com 4. Leather cuffs by Buddha to Buddha www.buddhatobuddha.com 5. Red ceramic bowtie by Swille & Swancke www. billhallman.com/swilleandswancke 6. Shape cream by Fringe www.fringeofbhstyleline.com 7. “The Art Deco Poster” book by William Crouse. Vendome Press, vendomepress.com

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Clutch by Safi Miran safimiran.com

Assorted candles by BrVelle www.brvelle.com


Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd • Workman Publishing Company workman.com

Decorative plate by Angela Rossi (Beat Up Creations) beatupcreations.com

Handmade leather wallets byNesson Goldmine, Glendale CA

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Floral hair accessories by California Boho www.etsy.com/shop.californiaboho

“Beyond Chic” by Ivan Terestchenko. Published by the Vendome Press

Wedge sneaker heels by Steve Madden www. stevemadden. com

Knit scarf and aviators by Tommy Bahama tommybahama. com

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1. Walkie talkies by Paul Frank www.paulfrank.com 2. Gold monogram necklace by Bianca Pratt www. biancajewelry.com 3. Pluto Indigo raw slim leg Denim by Kentdenim.com 4. Skin perfection cc cream by perfekt www.perfektbeauty.com 5. Leather flats by House of Bohemia www.houseofbohemia.com 6. Classic forest green bracelet by www.rubbs.com 7. “The Renewal” by www.melinbrand.com 8. Sweat shorts by Kings of Cole www.kingsofcole.com 9. Jade necklace by Gypsy 05 www.gypsy05.com

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THE ULTIMATE

Green fedora by Robert Graham www.robertgraham.com

Bath products by Nourish Botanicals nourishmindbodyspirit.org

Red scarf by Tommy Bahama www.tommybahama.com

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8. 1. Glitter mustache pendant by Stache Chain glittergangster.com 2. Urban paper goods by Ink+Smog www.inkandsmogeditions.com 3. Leather boots by House of Bohemia www.houseofbohemia.com 4. Leather clutch by Gmalou Designs www.etsy.com/shop/gmaloudesigns 5. Tie by titleofwork.com 3. Laptop case by Bertie’s Closet www.etsy.com/shop/bertiescloset 7. Canvas throw pillow by MyanSoffia www.etsy.com/shop/ myansoffia 8. Handmade earrings by A Million City Lights www.amillioncitylights.com. 9. Compact digital SLR by Nikon www.nikon.com

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10. Unisex couture socks by Arthur George www.arthurgeorge.com 11. Manifestiation bath salts by Soulillume www.soulillume.com 12. Graphic scarf by Punk Royal www.punkroyal.com 13. Pendant necklaces by Detroit Trash, Venice Flea Market 14. Audrey Hepburn sweater by creamclothingco.com 15. Convertible pocket square and bowtie by The Accent Shop etsy.com/accentsshop.com 17. The DNA of Beautiful Skin by dnaegfrenewal.com 18. Women’s watch by trumpetandhorn.com


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1. Ceramic pendants and bowls by See Jen Craft www.seejencraft.com 2. Zipper sweatpants by My Vice www.myvicesweats.com 3. Glitter cocktail ring by www. baronidesigns.com 4. Bow tie kit by www.rubbs.com 5. Wool coasters by Cotton & Flax www.etsy.com/shop/cottonandflax 6. Leather bi-fold wallet by Made In Mayhem www.madeinmayhem.com 7. Oven mit by Collisionware www.etsy.com/shop/collisionware 8. Ceramic bowtie by Swille & Swancke www.billhallman.com/swilleandswanke

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9. Sharktooth cuff and cigar ring by Earthling Jewelry www.earthlingjewelry.com 10. Botanical fragranced soy candles by Lumen www.lumensoycandles.com 11. Graphic panties by Pretty Glam Special www.prettyglamspecial. com 12. Ear buds by www.hotshower.com 13. Running shoes by Skora www.skorarunning.com 14. Vegan glutenfree cookies by D’lish Cookie Company www.dlishcookiecompany.com 15. Fuelband by Nike www.nike.com 16. Up24 sports band by Jawbone www.jawbone.com 17. Sports band by FitBit www.fitbit.com

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Sheer black sheath by LUDMILA CORLATEANU Top by DMONDAINE Earrings by TIFFANY CHOU

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Rising Star Best known for her reoccuring role as Marisol “Flaca” Gonzalez, on the hit show, “Orange is the New Black” Jackie

THE INTERVIEW BY RANDY DUNBAR

Cruz takes to the streets of LA., in style.

Are you up in Canada? Yes, I’m going to Canada on the 29th of this month. I’m going to shoot a movie, tentatively called “13 Steps” but they’re still working on the name of the movie. The producer and director is Ivan Godoy and there’s another lead character that plays Cairo, which is one of those gangster cartel people. He kills my family and his name is Tero who is played by Raoul Trujillo. He’s been in Apocalypto and Riddick. It’s exciting to work with new people.

music or the acting? Since I was seven years old, I saw six or seven, I can’t remember — I saw The Bodyguard in Spanish in the Dominican Republic. I was also raised in the DR from 6 to 15 years old, and I went to an American school there, where I saw The Bodyguard and I was so in love with Whitney Houston, I told my mom I wanted to be a singer and an actress.When my mom heard me sing, she put me in classes and said “We’re moving to Hollywood, baby.”

Let’s start with the beginning, you were born where? I was born in Queens, New York.

Your mother was very supportive? Yeah, and I have to say I was raised by five wonderful women. My mother was 15 when she had me, so she had her sisters raise me with her, as well as a very good friend of the family, Diana Martin, who lives in New York.They’re Italian-American, and they sent me every summer to New York with them, so I was raised with them, and I was a part of the family.They’re like my aunt and uncle, but they’re not blood-related.

But you grew up… We moved to Los Angeles when I was like 15. I moved to Miami at 21. What drew you to Miami? Yes. I was working with a Latin Grammy winning producer there but that was just not working out so well and I had an opportunity to come to New York and I did.

How long have you been on Orange is the New Black? I was in the first season, and I’m still moving forward.

You’re also a singger/musician… which came first, the

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Black lace dress Black coated lace dress by RAMI KADI COUTURE Studded heels by CESARE PACIOTTI

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Pink fur jacket by FAUBOURG DU TEMPLE Cream satin shirt by CHAGOURY COUTURE White/gold pants by CHAGOURY COUTURE Gold ring by LIA SOPHIA

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Black sheer button-up gown by PAS POUR TOI Black boots by ASK ALICE BY GEORGE MANG

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Do people recognize you? Has it changed your life dramatically? Yes, it has. I didn’t think it would, but I take the train in New York, and people are like, “Can I take a picture of you?” It’s crazy. What do they generally ask you about the show? “When is it coming out?” They’re really excited about that. It’s coming out in 2014. No one knows the date. All I can say is, everyone’s going to be surprised. The characters say and do things that nobody’s going to imagine. I feel like it’s Christmas every single time I read a script, so imagine how I feel, everybody’s going to be “Wow’d.” Anything you can let our readers in on? I can’t say a darn thing. Honestly, it’s just insane.You just have to keep watching. I can’t wait either, because I want you to see what we’ve been working on. Orange is the New Black is an ensemble acting show, what is that like? You have to be on your A game everyday. You’re working with these people that I feel make you better as an actress. Working with people like Kate Mulgrew— I’m honored to be sharing the dream with her. I just think it’s a blessing and I feel so lucky about it. I feel like this show is what has opened doors for me. It’s my dream come true and I get to work with amazing people, amazing writers. It has made me a strong person and a strong woman and hopefully, a better actress. Did you do anything special to audition? No. It was just a regular audition. I went in there, but — they didn’t really describe Blackout too much. She’s this wiry Latina with an attitude. I just gave her my own character. They loved it, I guess. They booked me — not right then and there. I didn’t have a callback or anything. They were just like, “Oh, you got the part and this is when you work.” The greatest thing for me was that it was a recurring role, but I didn’t know I was going to be in it so much. I didn’t think that I would be. I was just so blessed, because they write as they go, so if they like you, they’ll keep writing for you. Your new album is called Hollywood Gypsy? Yes, Hollywood Gypsy which kind of describes me, cause I’ve traveled everywhere. I’ve lived everywhere, and I’m from Hollywood. I feel like that’s where I was raised, and that’s where my dream is coming true. But honestly it came true in New York also, but I still always go to Hollywood.

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Do you have any interest in doing theater? Yes. Maybe in the future. Broadway is awesome. I mean who wouldn’t want to do Broadway, singing and acting. It’s a perfect match because you sing, and presumably you can dance. Of course. I’m Dominican, hello? And I play the guitar. I could do the whole show myself. When you were growing up did you watch a lot of television? Yeah. I can say television was my babysitter. What were some of your favorite shows? I’ve always wanted to be an actress and a singer, so I watched a lot of the Disney Channel. I wish I had an opportunity when I was younger to audition for that kind of stuff, but I think I started late at 16. Your also a performer, where do you perform in NYC? I do shows in New York City. I mostly do shows at The Bitter End in New York which is a very famous place where a lot of rock stars performed. Who are your musical inspirations? Aretha Franklin. I just really love soulful women. I also love Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, Tracy Chapman. I feel like I have a mixture of those voices because I have a raspy tone and I have some note to my voice with some path. Do you write the songs, or do you find songs? I write and I co-write. I come in with an idea, and I have people get it out of me and make it sound like a song. Do you play any instruments? I play the guitar. What’s your favorite chord? G, this is my favorite chord. You can sing a whole song with a G.

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Red chiffon gown by OLIVER TOLENTINO COUTURE Glitter pumps by SEBASTIAN MILANO Flower diamond earrings by SUPREME JEWELRY Pearl ring by SUPREME JEWELRY


“Hollywood Gypsy describes me, cause I’ve traveled everywhere, I’ve lived everywhere, and I’m from Hollywood.”

Coat by BALLY Black turtle neck by BALLY Beige beaded long skirt by KAYAT Studded heels by CESARE PACIOTTI

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The Champs ElysĂŠes

This is a magical story about a fairy tale voyage into the very heart of Paris and its light-filled streets, a street named ChampsElysĂŠes. The 19th century, a century of exciting cultural and intellectual developments, technological innovation, a century that saw the birth of a great perfumer and a House dedicated to beauty: Guerlain. notes: rose petal and mimosa leaves, mimosa buddleia and black current, woody and vanilla Silver Beaded Bodysuit by Gaurav Gupta, www. gauravguptastudio.com

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Something’s in the air — is it love, music or the lingering scent of destiny? We visit four of the best known and most iconic fragrances from the masters.

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Dune by Dior:

The perfumes of Dior are completely captivating and allow you to believe once again in the magic needed to create olfactory alchemy. ​House of Dior has the sorcerer’s touch; they are crafted of pure emotion and the notes used are woven together like a rich and subtle tapestry. notes: Mandarin, Peony, Vanilla

Silver Drop Hoop Earrings with Diamonds by Sazingg, Silver Leaf Bracelet with Diamonds by Sazingg Gold and Ruby Double Snake Earrings by Sazingg www.sazingg.com

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Eau D’ Hadrien It is pure poetry in motion; succulent, sweet and a bardic delight that will relax, enchant, and bring you memory after memory long after the sun has set over the Tyrrhenian Sea. A scent which likes the skin, for both a man and a woman. notes: Sicilian Lemon, Citron, Grapefruit, Green Mandarin, Ylang-ylang, Cypress

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Boucheron

The first Jewel-Fragance, Classic and Timeless. It’s just so very French and feminine and no other perfumer can create that aromatic razor’s edge of sensual/sexual tension like Boucheron. They are the master of the heady erotic art of tortuous understatement in perfume. Launched in 1988 its iconic Ring-shaped bottle, Boucheron is inspired from the precious and magical world of the glamorous Parisian Place Vendôme. notes: Orange Blossom, Mandarine, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, Amber, Vanilla

Black a-symmetrical gown with gold accent by Gaurav Gupta www.gauravguptastudio.com Silver Drop Hoop Earrings with Diamonds by Sazingg www.sazingg.com DECEMBER 2013 LA FASHION 63


PUNK Just when you think it’s gone, a style movement returns full force but reinvented.

MATTHEW MITCHELL STYLED BY ESTEVAN RAMOS HAIR ANDREA PEZZILLO MAKE UP BY FELIX BUSTAMANTE MODELS BRENNAN + ARIEL + TAIT @ WILHELMINA DIGITAL POST ALEJANDRO CHAPA PHOTOGRAPHED BY

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MÉNAGE À TROIS Tait (Left) wearing Drifter Civilian Tee, Ariel (Center) wearing Felja Black Leather and Feather Dress, Brennan(Right) wearing Drifter Theodore Burnout

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SEEING DOUBLE Tait(Left) wearing Drifter Civilian Tee, Ariel(Center) wearing Felja Black Leather and Feather Dress, Brennan(Right) wearing Drifter Theodore Burnout

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TAKE A STANCE Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny Black Cobra; Ferragamo Black Belt with Onyx Detail; Nissa Bronze Spike Leaf Choker; Fifteen-Twenty Sequin Sleeve Crossover Top; Timo Weiland for Tsubo Black Leather Quilt Bootie.

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FEATHER WEIGHT Echo + Air Jay Leggings; Nissa Ring; Deepa Gurnani Sequin Coil Shrug; Q by Pasquale Metallic Metal Cuff Heel; Estevan Ramos Feather Halter Top; Belt-Stylists Own

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STUDIO FIX Jakimac Stud Hardware 2 Finger Ring; Karen Kane Snake(Faux) Legging; Deepa Gurnani Spike Cuff and Sequin Shrug; Echo + Air Layer Dress; Q by Pasquale Leather and Silver Cuff Pump, Moods of Norway Belt,Choker-Stylists Own. DECEMBER 2013

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LIGHTS, LIGHTS Detroit Trash Bullet Bracelet (2); Milk the Goat Cleopatra Cuff; Gucci Leather Glove and Pump; Vun Fedora; Jakimac Leather Spike Earrings and Stone and Strap Necklace; Shelley Caudill Vest; Karen Kane Studded Skirt; Piper Gore White Bomber Jacket; F+Jolie Faux Fur and Leather Studded Clutch; Tights and Belt-Stylists Ownt.

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HAWK EYES Estevan Ramos Lace Dress; Deepa Gurnani Spikes and Sequins Necklace; Member’s Only Leather Coat

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LACE + LEATHER Brennan (Left) in Gucci Leather Glove; Zara Man Leather Tee; LADS Leather Slouch Sweats. Ariel(Center) in Sachika Lace Long Sleeve Blouse; Jakimac Harness; English Clientele Skirt. Tait (Right) in Anthony Franco Button Down; Drifter Picasso; Better in Blue Jeans; John Fluevog Gideon Boot.

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REFLECT ON THIS Boohoo Boutique Aleesha Leopard Brocade; Timo Weiland for Tsubo Leather and Quilt Fur Bootie; Milk the Goat Third Eye Cuff; Detroit Trash Casings and Glam Necklace; FifteenTwenty Leather Yoke Blouse.

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SHINE ON Shelley Caudill Onyx Leather Tank; Gucci Leather Pump; Moods of Norway Petra Ocean Coat; Detroit Trash Monogram Necklace (3) , F+Jolie Chain Clutch; FifteenTwenty Sequin Short; Milk the Goat Stars Align Ring, (Model right in Love.Nail. Tree Cigarettes Long Sleeve Tee)

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SHEER DELIGHT Sachika Lace Long Sleeve Blouse; Jakimac Harness.

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9th & Main Destination: style for a well dressed men’s night out

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MEN’S CLUB

Tosh (LT) in Café Bleu Button Down, Move Hat , H&M Tie, Tallia Imported 3 Piece Suit with Ascot; Jerreth (Cntr) in Sand Paisley Button Down, Angelico Blazer; Hugo Boss Trouser; Luis (RT) Moods of Norway 2 Piece Suit; Klein Epstein and Parker Blue Button Down; Hugo Boss Tie, Mezlan Belt. Available at Genltemna’s Closet. DECEMBER 2013

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Bar Flies

Jerreth (LT) in Hugo Boss Suit and White Button Down, Gentleman’s Closet scarf, Mezlan Shoes; Luis(RT) Hugo Boss Suit, Klein Epstein and Parker Button Down, Mezlan Shoes.

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A Single Man

Hugo Boss Cross Zip Jacket, Morgano Sweater, Hugo Boss Slacks.

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Mixology

Luis (LT) Hugo Boss Plaid Button Down, Duffie Pant; Tosh (RT) Morgano Sweater, Hugo Boss Slacks, Gentleman’s Closet hat.

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Passing the Bar

Hugo Boss Coat, Tie and Button Down, Slacks and Sweater, Mezlan Shoes

MICHAEL OLIVERI STYLED BY LISETTE MORA @ ARTMIX GROOMING BY STACEY HUMMEL @ NEXT MGMT MODELS LUIS @ DT MODEL MANAGEMENT TOSH + JERRETH @ WILHELMINA PHOTOGRAPHED BY

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Casual Fridays

Tosh (LT) DSQUARED Jacket, Duffie Pant, Klein Epstein and Parker Button Down, Bacco Bucci Boot; Jerreth (RT) Hugo Boss Jacket, Klein Epstein and Parker Button Down, Duffie Pant, Mezlan Shoes.

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Bra by La Perla, available at laperla.com, lace beaded collar by Dar Sara, vintage pearl headband, stylist own.


ELEMENTS OF

refinement Five Sultry Looks for Special Occasions

ODESSY BARBU STYLED BY TONI FERRARA MAKE UP KATIE CORDERO STYLED BY TINE IBSEN FOR MITCHSTONEESSENTIALS PHOTOGRAPHED BY


Lace bodysuit and head piece by Dar Sara, darsara.com Diamond stud earrings Geary's of Beverly Hills, gearys.com.


Black dress vintage Alexander McQueen, available at PRB studio, PRBPR.com, gold earrings & necklace stylist own.


Lace jumpsuit by Dar Sara, darsara.com, rose earrings and necklace by Kuumba, kuumbajewelry.com, pearl & star ring stylist own.


Pearl bra & lace bolero, available at PRB Studio, PRBPR.com, vintage cuff, stylist own. Gold hoop by Kuumba, kuumbajewelry.com.


the year of the

at PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Diane Lieu • dianelieu.com MODEL: Katrina E. @ Osbrink MAKE-UP + HAIR: Gabriel • gabrielbeauty.webr.ly STYLING: Talia McIlwain

Made for every ocassion, the venerable hat is the perfect accessory that redefines style

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Bold

Louise Green Millinery Kelly, FIDM Museum Store Monacle (thefidmmuseumstore.org)

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Flair

Echo + Air Jay Leggings; Nissa Ring; Deepa Gurnani Sequin Coil Shrug; Q by Pasquale Metallic Metal Cuff Heel; Estevan Ramos Feather Halter Top; Belt-Stylists Own

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Sporty

Echo + Air Jay Leggings; Nissa Ring; Deepa Gurnani Sequin Coil Shrug; Q by Pasquale Metallic Metal Cuff Heel; Estevan Ramos Feather Halter Top; Belt-Stylists Own

Sporty

Echo + Air Jay Leggings; Nissa Ring; Deepa Gurnani Sequin Coil Shrug; Q by Pasquale Metallic Metal Cuff Heel; Estevan Ramos Feather Halter Top; Belt-Stylists Own

“Wearing a hat is like having a baby or a puppy; everyone stops to coo and talk about it.” — Louise Green

Flair

Louise Green Millinery Rider hat. Maybelline FIT Me Foundation #225. Applied with Beauty blender sponge: Beautyblender.net

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“Women’s hats contain so many possibilities for subtle sensual expression.” — Bauvard, The Prince Of Plungers

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Chic

Louise Green Millinery Ivory & Grey Hat with Grey Sash. Tommy Bahama Sunglasses. Revlon Individual lashes, black.

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Shade

Goorin Bros floppy brim shader. Makeup Forever velvet finish compact powder in 3 medium beige.

Undercover

YSL Feather Accent Long Brimmed Fedora. Makeup Forever aqua liner in matte black.

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Kit Cap

Louise Green Millinery Leopard w/ Fan Bow Back Accent . Makeup Forever lipstick N-5 nude beige.

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TEXTURIZED GATSBY WAVES

beauty

After working in Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray from roots to tips, curl sectioned hair, tease and break up curls with brush and hands for a messy undone look.

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To get this Givenchy runway look, comb hair into a low sleek ponytail, roll in a bun. Spray Oribe Light Reflective Spray to finish.

DECONSTRUCTED BUN

SCULPTED BUN

hair HARPER @ EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT make-up JULIANA LANDIS model AMANADA RAU @ Q MODELS

Work in Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse, brush hair back into five sections. Twist and secure with hairpins into an organic cluster at the nape of the neck. Frayed and messed up bun - as seen on the runway of Zac Posen and Dolce & Gabbana.

long curls to classy braids for your holiday soirĂŠe

BEYOND THE BRAID

photographer KELLY WEBB

Comb hair back and start a French braid, tuck tail under, extend tail of hair to the left accentuating the look with hair pins. Spray with Oribe Superfine Hair Spray.


The preciousness of materials and the perfection of the creation to become the statement piece of the season. Tacori Diamond Cuffs (both), Phillip Press Diamond Spray Necklace and Tennis Bracelet. 100 LA FASHION

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Crush Whether they are mounted in gold or strung in a row, these ideal gifts are as treasured as the ones we lavish them on. These accessories take from the palette of winter and while the temperature may drop — the fire burns bright as the one on the hearth.

photographer JULIA KUZMENKO

hair WILLIAM WILLIAMS @ THE REX AGENCY make-up GABRIEL VALDEZ Styling LAURYN McCULLOCH, TALIA McILWAIN model AMANDA @ PHOTOGENICS

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Green with envy, from Taylor to Jole’ these izmagards are a girls rare-friend indeed. Peter Norman 11K Emerald Ring

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Girl with the diamond drop earring — romantic and sleek, simple and unique. It whispers “I love you” in each ear. Tacori 3-Stud Drop Earring


Stately and intense colors like grey become a mosaic in this extended beaded bib Vilaiwan Oz Collection Necklace and Earring, Tat2 Designs Ring


Jewels and bijoux are on the forefront of style, alternating diamond or crystal pavÊ. Day into evening or strictly at night — SHINE ON Maxfield Diamond Cuff Necklace, Earring and Cuff Bracelet set


A snowflake-like neck piece over a simple tunic or bare dilettantish is your blizzard of glamor for this holiday season Phillip Press Diamond Spray Earring,Vilaiwan Charisma Collection Necklace.


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Jason Cardiff THE SMOKING MAN

SMOKING UP THE ROOM IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS PHOTOGRAPHED BY KELLY WEBB

Jason Cardiff is the President and CEO of CIGIREX, the top cigarette company in the e-cigarette industry race. Created in 2010, Cigirex is the first product in the market place that does not contain Propylene Glycol, the harmful ingredient commonly used in all other E-cigarettes. We sat down with Cardiff to talk e-cigarettes and their immergence as an alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. How did you get started in the business of cigarette replacement? I found the first crude electronic cigarettes about six years ago when I was in China doing some other work. When I looked at what it had to offer, I couldn’t believe it. I thought this is just a game changer. Sometimes, you find something and it’s just so revolutionary. No one has ever challenged the traditional tobacco cigarette other than the patch and the gum, which are totally different than a smoking experience. This gave smokers the experience that they like, and it delivered them the addictive part of the cigarette and removed 100% of the carcinogens. The nicotine is what people are addicted to, but in a traditional tobacco cigarette, it’s the 3,000 chemicals and the paper, the tar and the curing process of the tobacco leaf that is so cancer causing. So we’ve removed all those items. We’ve left the experience smokers love and what they are addicted to. We’re aligned with several charities and cancer organizations. And as education is coming around, they are more and more accepting of electronic cigarettes. In Europe, we have a huge presence in the UK. There, the products are very accepted by their national health organizations and their version of the FDA is very pro-electronic cigarettes because it stops smokers from smoking. How does the cigarette work? There’s a very small battery in there that heats up the liquid nicotine and vaporizes it into a pure water vapor, so that’s what you’re inhaling. It looks like there’s smoke. What we’re seeing as smoke is really water vapor. What’s the policy regarding smoking these cigarettes in public places? To date there’s nothing as far as public policy goes. Certain establishments can ban electronic cigarettes but they can also say no shirt, no shoes, no service. That’s a choice they make as an owner of the establishment. As far as the government goes, there’s no regulation because there’s no secondhand smoke. There’s no secondhand smoke, whatsoever. The benefits are no secondhand smoke, nothing on your teeth, nothing on your clothes, nothing on your hair, and you won’t die from it.You get all the benefits of a regular cigarette. Any celebrity endorsements at this time? Yes. We’ve worked with a lot of celebrities. Obviously the latest news is our alignment with Jacob Busch. We’ve also worked with Leonardo di Caprio; he uses our product. There’s a huge list of celebrities that use our cigarettes, but we haven’t necessarily aligned ourselves with 100%, from an advertising perspective. It’s rare to have a business where we get to do good and have incredible profit margins. Normally, in order to have incredible profit margins, you have to do bad. We get to do both. From a fashion perspective, we have heard from several fashion designers in the New York area that a lot of the models are serious smokers. The reason that they’re smokers, as you know from writing all your articles, is that smoking keeps them thin. It keeps them thin because it keeps them happy. That’s what nicotine does, it keeps you happy. Nicotine is the cheapest happy drug on the planet.That’s why people smoke. That’s what they’re addicted to: that happy feeling.

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You are the glorious grand beauty that we all wish for during the holidays.You have a smile and radiance that most strive for and venerate much like the one Maria Callas shared with her fans.You are the majestic mirror of our collective creativity that inspires us all to go forward as you canter through December with grace. I suggest that you look at your wildly wide wardrobe and start editing. It’s a perfect time for a trip to Goodwill before the year’s end.You look good in any color you choose but please make sure you choose the right shoes. Think comfortable because you deserve a break from being the hard working winning horse you are. It is time to graze on some greens and trot into a spa.You will be on your legs long enough to shop and decorate your house this holiday, so I suggest that you get some rest if you want to bring in the New Year in full force so that you can gallop the night away.

SAGITTARIUS

You have created a new style for yourself these past few months and you are not ready, nor willing to follow any fashion trend that may be in the fashion forecast right now. Be yourself this holiday season. Wear maroon when red is in order. Wear green when your Groupons wear out.You know deep in your heart, that while the gifts are unwrapped by the lucky ones, that it is you who bought them and brought them to rest upon the tree’s skirt. Heroes need no kudos. Think Marcel Marceau. Cheers!

ARIES

Your originality and organizational aptitude for creativity leaves your family craving for more this holiday season.You are the spark of the tinsel, but your subtle sense of fashion needs to step up to reflect your magnetic aura.You are loved and admired beyond your comprehension, so throw on those dazzling shoes, zip up that dress and apply some shiny eye shadow. Yes, you are the belle of the ball this December. Choose light colors for your hair and sky blue for your eyes.Your lips tell the truth, glossed or matte.Venus will venture as far as stating that you must bring your all ‘end all, be all’. More is more this time of year! Bring out your inner Cher.You are terrific!

TAURUS

Mercury’s retrograde this Autumn brought the fashion retro flare into the spotlight. ‘Twas a difficult choice for you to either wear a fairy gown or a witch dress for Halloween.You figured out how to be either/or. It did not revamp your style though, but as they say “stay with the tried and true”. Hmmm… did the famous Gemini Marilyn Monroe go with the status quo? No! Cook up a storm, bake a pie and wear all the red, white & green you want. Celebrate your holidays and the Winter Solstice. Fashion your future as you envision it. Be the Gem in Gemini. Drink water, plenty of red juices and wear tons of perfume. “He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake”!

GEMINI

Your ability to understand the future trends transcends your own perception.You are as you are, the backstage director, the trail blazer and you are the one that helps win an Oscar! That real ‘fashion moment’ creator that you are, is one that observes yet projects the trends. Vice versa, your style is timeless, classic as Bill Blass and versatile like Meryl Streep. Trends are too superficial for your intellect. This season be the best lover that you are naturally, the taste maker that everyone turns to and pull it all together to be this Season’s best. Keep it cool with a blue Moon hue and you will rule your domain. Feature your eyes and wear a fresh body scent.You should be gleaming and glistening by NYE!!

CANCER

Tis the season for you to share your blessings with others and witness their happiness.Your charm and savoire- faire have the Santa Claus effect upon your

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loved ones, so if you are a lion or lioness, your cubs all look up to you! You may feel the need to have a new hair-do or a new shirt, but you are counted on to spread the holiday cheer with your style and exquisite taste! Fancy yet fair enough, making everyone feel they are part of your royal realm, like Jackie O gracefully did. Fashion is a noun, not a verb for you fashionistas.You are loved for sharing with others your love of good taste. Autumn might have had some stagnate moments according to your expectations, but you are excited to fill your bag with gifts and share your abundance, no matter what the amount is.

LEO

The Virgin icon that so many around the World venerate, has the best outfit out of all holiday icons. Blue silk fabric, gold thread, stars and cherubs adorn her “look”. Yet, she comes in second amidst this Santa Claus patriarchal festivity.You Virgos know her woes too well and you are relieved that Winter is finally here, so that you can regroup your energy. What a holiday gift burden you have, as so many expect much more from you than the simple fashion fares. My advice is to sit back and enjoy the holidays, do not fret or care about coming up with more original concepts.You have already influenced the future of fashion more than once. New Year’s Eve is yours to be new and eccentric. Don’t worry be happy!!

VIRGO

Good news, my lady of truth and beauty! No matter what they say, you still are the balance between good and evil and not many can come close to your cheerful love of the holidays.Your over the top fashion choices are so tasteful that everyone that knows you wishes upon a star to be invited to your festivities! You feel balanced during all holidays actually. You have the charm and know-how to decorate your abode and yourself as you wish and everyone will be showering you with well-deserved compliments. The designers and retailers are chomping at the bit to have more souls like you devour their holiday wares. You have that knack to make us ‘feel’ the true meaning of the holidays. Amen to you Libras, our Lady of liberty! You radiate beauty like Brigitte Bardot. Happy Holidays.

LIBRA

Fall was the season for you to be “in”! Winter is the time for you to reach out.Your seductive eyes are perfect for that smoky look and your luscious lips for that shiny red gloss or matte maroon tint. Not many can boast either with such flare! You shall attract the object of your desires as long as you learn to be flexible. With the holidays upon us, it is time to put aside that vampire chic and your sex appeal asid. Please purchase attire that tones down that “It” factor, so that you receive the love you so need from your family and friends. Save the sex ‘thang’ for NYE.Yes, through your looks you can attract what you want just like Marie Antoinette did but

SCORPIO

words can only carry you so far. Walk the talk. Classic fashion will find you family fun for this holiday season. Tis the season to be merry and if you have not started to purchase your holiday wardrobe yet, then stop decorating your tree and go! Allez faire le shopping and stop being so thrifty.You are getting younger in spirit as you are getting older in age, so please consult your friends and/or your oracle for festive holiday fashion garments.Your desire to please exceeds your closet’s contents and now is the time to procure the tools that will carry you through the whole winter season.Your smile sells a lot, à la Ava Gardner, but since we do judge books by their covers, please take advice from others this holiday to rise up to the occasion. There’s only so many ways you can revive that vintage tailleur. Save that suit for later when you can actually afford genuine pearls to go with it. In the meantime, enjoy your loved ones while they compliment your new appearance. Feel comfortable in your skin and know that you are loved and appreciated for your efforts!

CAPRICORN

You are at heart the ‘fashion smashion’ type.You admire clothes as a pure art form as Christian Dior did and disdain the ordinary.You have a nostalgic taste, though your mind focuses on the future.Your charisma surpasses any piece of jewelry’s shine and you do not really care to follow fashion trends. It’s all about style for you and if there is a time during the year that you like to go that extra mile for, it is the holidays.Your charm is simply irresistible and amplified during this season.You tend to focus more on decorating your home than yourself and at times that may make you seem aloof.You can be just like a fashion page, perfect and pleasant to look at if you want to. Purchase classic pieces that will carry you on to the next holiday season.

AQUARIUS

The most versatile sign during this Autumn season was Pisces.You fared well this Fall amidst planets retrograding and eclipses, so now you are ready to be inspired by the magical aura of the holiday season and the stable feeling of family. Your soul shines through your eyes and stirs up everyone’s happy feelings, so make sure to embellish your eyelashes and eyebrows. Elizabeth Taylor won an Oscar with those mesmerizing Piscean eyes!! The holidays are on top of your to-do list this December because you’ll get so inspired by the sights and sounds. Silk and velvet adorn you well. Dark lipstick will accentuate your infectious smile, so it’s all about cosmetics for you this December. Add some glitter on NYE, wear some rhinestones and you will be in the spotlight once again. Thank you for sharing your inner beauty with the World. Savor the season while it lasts.

PISCES


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