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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS NICOLE JACKSON • CHANELLE RENEE • JOSHUA PINKAY • GOLDEN MOERAS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS FAYE SADOU • VIKTORIJA PASHUTA • WANDER AGUIAR • TONY BYRD • RANDY DUNBAR • IRVIN RIVERA CSABA FIKKER • PERCIVAL GONZAGA • JACK GUY • ODEESSY BARBU • AARON LACY • SARAH ORBANIC • JOSHUA M SHELTON • FARIA RAJI MARK CAROLAN • EDGAR PULIDO • AMBER LYNN KIMBERLING • MIKE ALTISHIN CONTRIBUTING STYLISTS + MAKE UP ARTISTS FASHION COVE • BROOKE EMERY • DESIREE FOOTÉ • CHALIA BREONN • SHERYL NEBRIDA • CHAZE FOLEY SARAH BENJAMIN • ALLISON MCGILLICUDDY • KATIE CORDERO • MIA YOUNG • MICHELLE LA RUE • JONATHAN ACOSTA JUSTIN MEEKS

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Here - Silver Lake There - Laguna Beach

62 GYPSIES, TRAMPS & JEANS

The Darker side of Denim 72 DAPPER MAN

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Special Fall Drink at Bon Vivant

80 TOMBOY CHIC

Girls will be girls....and a little bit boy

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24 NATASHA HENSTRIDGE

Still Smoking Hot

30 PEOPLE IN LA

Introducing quirky, beautiful folks that call LA home

44 FALL FITNESS Best outdoor exercises

48 LIA MARIE JOHNSON

Cyber/Internet star and our covergirl

86 STYLED FOR FALL

Switching it up this season 92 THE ART OF BEAUTY

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If you can’t get ahead, get a hat 100 NANCY VUU

Children’s Fashion 104 ACTIVE WEAR LA-STYLE

Athletic hotness

112 BEGINNERS GUIDE TO RUNWAY

Fashion shows in LA, what a concept 126 GIFT GUIDE

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from the editor

The Gang’s All Here

Fall, fashion and the making of this issue.

from left to right: Randy Dunbar, Niki Smart, Holly Phelps, Karen Poulsen, Joshua Pinkay, Chanelle Renee

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is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a popular vacation destination for those wishing to brush shoulders with fame and celebrity. It’s a large town, over 500 square miles (compared to New York City’s compact 26) with a nervous system of freeways, roads, lanes and the occasional cul de sac. It is home to Hollywood, which is really a state of mind, where the Oscars, the Grammy’s, the Emmy’s and countless other award ceremonies are hosted. It is the crown of casual—Hawaiian shirts are big business, flip-flops abound, the T-shirt is the dramatic fashion statement, the tennis shoe de rigueur. We live close to the edge, in this case the monstrous Pacific Ocean, yet within hours, we can be wine tasting in the fertile valley of Paso Robles, or be humidified by jets of moisture while languishing in the desert heat of Palm Springs. Or just stay home, because it’s hot most every month out of the year. And the question always arises—does LA have style and fashion? And the answer can only be yes, of course, but it is limited as surely all fashion is somewhat geographic, and we rarely get to bring out our winter coats. But then again, zzwe can be on the beach in December and no one is complaining. Finally, meet the staff that collaborated on this issue. Hard working in often less than air conditioned conditions, this is a dedicated group that put their talents and abilities into the issue you hold in your hands. I want to thank each and everyone of them for a job well done.


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FARIA RAJI TONY BYRD

IRVIN RIVERA

ODESSY BARBU

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, finding inspiration in textures, colors and backdrops of the world’s most beautiful locales. www.odessybarbu.com

Irvin Rivera moved from the Philippines to the United States and photography quickly became his guiding star. His photographs are fragments, frames, intros, chapters, and possible endings to the stories that he wishes to share. Most of Rivera’s photography works are products of his ideas, his dreams and his collaborations with various industry creatives (make-up artists, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, set designers, photographers, etc). Rivera has worked with notable stars like Kobe Bryant, Jojo, Shaun Ross, Chantelle Winnie, Mark Kanemura and has been continuously swimming and exploring the clusters of star-makers and clients such as FORD, NEXT, WILHELMINA, PHOTOGENICS, Italian Vogue, Zink Magazine, etc.

MARK CAROLAN

Based in Los Angeles, Tony Byrd has been photographing fashion and lifestyle professionally for over 12 years. “The level of creativity brought by everyone involved in the denim story amazed me. I am incredibly fortunate to work with such talented people, and call them my friends!” After escaping the midwest 12 years ago, Tony relocated to Los Angeles where he has been working steadily as a fashion and lifestyle photographer. “ I am extremely fortunate to get to do what I love for a living and with such talented people”! After graduating with a fine art degree, and realizing he had not the discipline to make it as a ‘starving artist’, Tony started landing jobs assisting various commercial and fashion photographers. Years of hard work and travel had payed off and for the past 12 years, Tony has been working professionally in Los Angeles, as a fashion and lifestyle photographer.

Born in England and now based between Bali and LA, Mark has spent the last 20 years traveling the globe in search of inspiration for his ever growing list of creative endeavours. From Riga to Sydney, Singapore to New York, Barcelona to Hong Kong, Moscow to Buenos Aires, Mark has worked as an Advertising Creative Director, Artist, Photographer and Interior Designer. His photographic style is somewhat ‘cinematic’, and uses only natural light to create ’screen grabs’ of real life moments. With this, Mark shoots fashion editorial, advertising campaigns and private commissioned pieces. As well as photography, Mark has designed furniture items for Selfridge’s London, co-produced an art and photography coffee table book, and is launching both an online gallery showcasing art and design from developing countries as well as a charity-based fashion brand. www.markcarolan.com

WANDER AGUIAR

Brazilian-born, WANDER AGUIAR, has always been fascinated with people and the art of photography. He started off as a model doing runway work and appearing in many campaigns, but in 1998 he fell in love with California and now lives San Diego, where he rediscoverd his old passion for photography. Wander now uses his experience as a former model to help bring out the best of everyone he works with – being a model is beyond having a beautiful face, you have to perform and show a different personality/attitude no matter what you are wearing.” Aguiar also graduated as a Civil Engineer, worked in that capcity for 8 years, and has done extensive traveling. www.Wanderaguiar.com

Faria Raji is an award winning photographer and a fine-artist who lives in Los Angeles. He started his career as art director in the music industry, getting nominated for a Grammy® award for his designs before switching his focus to photography. He has been a student of photographer James Baes from the famed 1970’s french glamour magazine Lui, and also the legendary fashion photographer Philip Dixon. Faria has been internationally published and is an on going contributor to LA Fashion magazine.

CSABA FIKKER

Originally trained as a cinematographer at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, Csaba took a liking to photography a decade before starting The LA Fashion magazine. Csaba started out as a stock photographer and still maintains large libraries within most stock photo agencies. He continues to shoot for the magazine, and on the commercial end for the company, when his time allows. With excellent lighting and post productions skills, Csaba is very much a technical photographer and a hands-on kind of guy. Best described by the Editor in Chief of The LA Fashion, Randy Dunbar - “Csaba is the happiest when he is behind a camera.


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Silver Lake

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD EAST SIDE

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n the neighborhood hipness index, Silver Lake scores high. Filled with avant-garde boutiques, vintage stores, quirky consignment places, coffee shops, locally owned bars and restaurants, food trucks, farmers’ markets, pop up stores, and even pop up architecture, Silver Lake is a trendy community. Plus, it ranks high on the walkability factor, is home to a multicultural blend of residents with eclectic professions and artists galore, and Silver Lake features some of the most celebrated modernist architecture in the country, for example, Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House and John Lautner’s Silvertop. In the shopping arena, Silver Lake offer buyers a smorgasbord from high-end stores to the Army Surplus Center (which is a trip in and of itself ). There’s everything from fine dining to hole in the wall taco stands, or why not go to Purgatory and enjoy a pizza while you’re there. A.P.C. Silver Lake 3517 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90015 +1 424 252 2761

Recently the Paris-based, upmarket retail chain, A.P.C. opened a storefront in Silver Lake. This minimalist-cool boutique offers A.P.C.’s newest fall/winter apparel collection for women and men, plus denim, luxe leather accessories, footwear, and the brand’s quilt line. 14

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RetroSuperFuture 3531 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90015 323.906.9188 www.retrosuperfuture.com

Right next door to APC is RetroSuperFuture, producers of exceptional contemporary eyewear that are all handmade in Italy. Of note is their collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, a surreal and strange collection based on Warhol’s drawings of people wearing unique sunglasses. Matrushka Construction 3822 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 323.665.4513 www.matrushka.com

A few blocks away is Matrushka – where the clothing line is designed by the owner, Laura Howe, and produced on site. Styles range from the 30’s through the 70’s, with dresses inspired by the likes of Veronica Lake and Jean Harlow, to the 70’s retro “hippie” look. The slogan at Matrushka is: Size is Relative- the store stands by this statement and will do any alterations necessary to accommodate you. Their fabrics come from DTLA, and their remnants are turned into handbags. The dresses here are predominantly one-offs, not mass-produced, making this little gem of a store truly worth a visit. The Casbah Café

Continuing north on Sunset Blvd there’s The Casbah Café, an eclectic French-Moroccan styled

café that specializes in strong coffees, fresh mint teas and crisp salads. If you venture up the stairs at the back of the store, you’ll find a boutique that sells whimsical clothing and home goods. Then there’s Dean’s handcrafted leather goods (a store that smells like your favorite leather jacket), and the Cheese Store of Silver Lake with stinky cheeses en masse, or Bar Keeper (for everything alcohol related), and Intelligentsia Coffee ( just try it) - all clustered at the iconic Silver Lake Junction, where Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd meet. Café Stella 3932 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 323.666.0265

You can’t visit Silver Lake Junction without going to Café Stella and sampling the famous French sandwich “Croque Monsieur”. In the evenings, mixologists make worthy drinks, and though the place is small, it’s super hip and celebrity sightings are a common occurrence. Go to Stella to see and be seen. Knuckle and Claw 3112 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 323.407.614

If you want a quick bite and are hankering for a lobster roll, then try Knuckle and Claw. Roald Dahl’s granddaughter, Chloe Dahl runs this place - both his grand daughters are successful as Chloe’s sister, Phoebe, runs a charitable clothing line at Fair cloth designs.


AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SILVER LAKE The Vista -a legendary old style movie theater that’s been open since 1923 and boasts ample leg room, a 50 foot screen and state of the art Digital Dolby JBL Sound. The décor inside is plush red velvet Egyptian, while an ever-cheerful doorman (who dresses up in the theme of every film screened), greets you at the front entrance. The Chandelier Tree - a tree that lights up when you place money in the parking meter underneath it. Nightly between 7pm and 9pm, the Chandelier Tree is a glorious Cypher Tree adorned with 30 plus chandeliers. This artistic lighting installation is offered as a gift to the Silver Lake community..

Richard Neutra’s VDL house open for tours on Saturdays from 11am-3pm at 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard. There is a fee for the guided tour, which is run by the Cal Poly Pomona Architecture students and lasts about 30 minutes. The Materials & Applications exhibition space at 1619 Silver Lake Blvd, is a unique open-air courtyard (converted from a parking lot) in the heart of Silver Lake. It’s part architecture gallery, part public art display, and part workshop for experimentation and learning and new architectural ideas. Next up will be a 3-week(end) pop-up mini-

golf course. Open from 10am 10pm. For more information and to view past exhibits, visit their website www.emanate.org There’s a Farmer’s market every Tuesday and Saturday at the Sunset Triangle, plus they have movie screenings every other Thursday. Whole Foods has announced that the first location of its more affordable new chain, 365, will open next year in Silver Lake, with more competitive prices and a hip vibe to appeal to millennials - and it may have a wine bar – woohoo!


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Laguna Beach SEASIDE RESORT WITH SEASHORE RETAIL

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ust south of Los Angeles, lies Laguna Beach - a bustling, bohemian village that offers the perfect getaway for shopping, dining, entertainment and relaxing on the beach. There’s something special about Laguna Beach, something almost magical. There’s the natural beauty of the coastline and then there’s the man-made beauty with Laguna being home to over 65 pieces of public art made by local artists. There are art galleries galore, colorful street murals, the Sawdust Village, the Pageant grounds, a thriving musical scene and stores a plenty. Plus, Laguna is easy to navigate, and everything is either within walking distance, or you can hop on the free trolley service that runs every Fri, Sat and Sun year round. There are many little boutiques and funky stores to pop into as you meander about this charming village. Here are some of the stores we recommend:

best selections hot off the Paris runways twice a year, hence Anastasia’s boasts several renowned official designers including Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, Issey Miyake, Courreges, DRKSHDW, and Muscee who are exclusive to Anastasia. Amir has owned Anastasia for close to 30 years, living his life long passion for fashion. The store is stylishly set up and you’ll be well looked after, if not by Amir, then by his lovely store manager, Emily, who can probably dress you better than you can. Emily has an eye for what will suit your body type and she’ll help you achieve your own personalized look. High-end clients can be styled and outfitted – Emily will close the store doors and give customers her undivided attention. Prices range from $250-$3000 and Anastasia’s carries men’s designer wear too, with Rick Owens,

Anastasia 460 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach (949) 497 8903 www.anastasiaboutique.com

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Vivienne Westwood and Issey Miyaki as the top sellers. The Issey Miyaki’s Pleats Please, Mainline and 1325 are all in the store, plus his Bao Bao line of bags. Issey Miyak’s Origami Shirt comes folded into a circular, octagonal shape. (pictured left) Rock Etiquette 370 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach (949) 715-1121 www.rocketiquette.com

After success in Hollywood and Santa Monica, owners David and Ella opened up Rock Etiquette in Laguna Beach. The space has a hip, edgy atmosphere, with sexybut-chic clothing that caters to men and women, making sleek, cosmopolitan styles available to everyone. For men a hot item is the Peter Grimm Fedora and for women “boyfriend jeans”, plus Rock Etiquette is the first store to carry the Eloah Brazilian bikini. Rock Etiquette has a great range of One Teaspoon jeans and shorts, and most of their clothing is Private Label by LA designers. Laguna Supply 210 Beach Street Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 497-8850 www.lagunasupply.com

Dana and Laura, who run the show, buy the bulk of their samples from Paris and


Casual 225 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 715-0056

With the same owners as Simple, here you’ll find brands like 3 People, Lazy Bones, Lucky Brand, Page, Scotch and Soda, Nautica, with Dolce Vita shoes, plus lotions, soaps, candles, pillows and jewelry made by local artists. Favorites here are Thaddeus reversible men’s shorts and Free People bras – bras that are meant to be seen. (photo) North Menswear 380 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 715-9873 www.northmenswear.com

the LA Market Week. They’ve been in Laguna Beach for seven years selling women’s casual, comfortable chic clothes - trendy with some classic thrown in, and plenty designers to choose from. Simple 460 S Coast Hgwy Laguna Beach (949) 494-8100

Owned by Sammy & Jenni Elmished (who everyone loves) Simple is a lifestyle store with casually elegant, high quality clothing and accessories for men and women. Featuring small collections imported from Europe, and special pieces handmade in America. The emphasis is on gorgeous, sensuous fabrics, quality craftsmanship. Sammy has his own linen line, and designs some of the men’s shirts (including the collars and buttons) and the women Egyptian cotton nightshirts. Simple carries handcrafted bags, belts and shoes including Calleen Cordero sandals that are handmade in Hollywood

Owner, Pete Surprenant, says he attempts to curate a timeless capsule of menswear. His store carries more than just men’s clothes – you can find leather goods, grooming products, belts, hats, and you can even order a surf board, handcrafted specially for you. Vertigo 1550 South Coast Hwy. Suite 101 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494 -7547 www.vertigohome.us

Not a clothing store but well worth a visit, Vertigo Home is a great place to find unique and interesting gifts that are functional and stylish. The store sells exquisite highdesign furniture, luxurious textiles and upholstery, plus accessories. There’s everything you’d need to “feather your nest” in tasteful style. Laguna Beach Books 1200 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach (949) 494 - 4770

One of the last bookstores in the area - perfect for extended perusing.

Best Hotels La Casa Del Camino 1289 South Coast Highway (949) 497-2446 www.lacasadelcamino.com Pacific Edge Hotel 647 South Coast Highway (949) 494 – 8566 www.pacificedgehotel.com 14 West Boutique Hotel 690 South Coast Highway (949) 715-4840 www.14westlagunabeach. com Inn at Laguna 211 North Coast Highway (949) 497-9722 www.innatlagunabeach.com Best Restaurants K’ya Bistro Bar 1287 South Coast Highway (949) 376 -9718 Splashes 1555 South Coast Highway (949) 376 - 2779 Café Zoolu 860 Glenneyre St (949) 494-6825 Brussels Bistro 222 Forest Ave (949) 376-7955 The Deck 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane (949) 494-6700 Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen 31732 South Coast Highway (949) 499-6311 Best Rooftop or View Bars The Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino 1289 South Coast Highway (949) 497-2446 Mozambique Steakhouse and Coastal Lounge 1740 South Coast Highway (949) 715-7777 The Cliffs 577 South Coast Highway (949) 494-1956 Surf and Sand (most romantic place right on the water) 1555 South Coast Highway (949) 497 -4477 www.surfandsandresort.com


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Say Hello to Bon Vivant

BARTENDER MICHAEL OWENS SERVES UP THE DRINKS FOR A FESTIVE FALL

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his Fall, head over to Bon Vivant in Atwater Village and try our idea of the perfect Fall drink - an Oaxacan Razorblade (pronounced Wah Haw Kin). Served as a martini, the Oaxacan Razorblade is made with nuestra soledad mezcal, liquid alchemist orgeat elixir, lime juice, hellfire & angostura bitters, which means there’s a bite to this spicy, smoky flavored drink, but it’s not hot. It kind of tingles in your mouth, and having tried one I must admit, it’s damn good. Mezcal is “in” right now – popular with the hipster crowd, and parading as the smoky cousin of Tequila, Mezcal kicks in the flavor in the Oaxacan Razorblade. If this doesn’t light you up, there are other options to choose from on Bon Vivant’s new Fall Drink Menu. There’s an Apple Pie Martini, complete with graham crackers on the rim, or a Rhubard-Pear Margarita with hellfire bitters to crank it up a notch. Hot items on the menu are the Char-Grilled Oysters, the Kobe Burger with Portabella Mushrooms, Baked Camembert with cranberries, roasted Brussels Sprouts or even the rack of lamb chops with a chocolate Balsamic reduction. And boasting one of the Top 5 best selections of cheeses, Bon Vivant offers a wine and cheese flight pairing for $36 – favorites are the Irish Porter, Vintage Gouda and the Manchego. You can also try the “finest ham in the world” – the Iberico from Spain. To further entice patronage, Bon Vivant has 2

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“I’m a therapist, a confidant, and an advisor.” Michael Owens (pictured right)

happy hours - one from 5-7pm and another from 10pm-Midnight. Our Oaxacan Razorblade drink was recommended and poured by local bartender, Michael Owens. Michael has been part of the LA Bar scene for quite some time. With a winsome smile he quips: “I’ve served 15 years behind bars”. Michael loves the social aspect of his job; that he gets to meet people from all walks of life. He understands that as a bartender you wear many hats “I’m a therapist, a confidant, an advisor” and though he wouldn’t admit it, I’m pretty sure that Michael also serves as a “crush” for many a young lady. When not behind bars, Michael is an avid snowboarder. Snowboarding takes him to his “happy place” and Michael describes himself as a snowboarder that loves to surf, who started out on a skateboard. Following another of his passions, Michael recently

completed a two-year intensive training program to become part of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team. Having had his own dog rescued by the team, Michael wanted to get involved and give back. The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is a non-profit organization of Volunteers dedicated to helping people who may be lost, injured, or otherwise in trouble in the wilderness.

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Del A mo Fashion Center unveils new Nordstrom (EV) charging stations plus two fast-charging NRG eVgo Freedom Station sites. If parking is not your thing, there are also two valets available. The Del Amo Fashion Center has comfortable seating throughout the mall and provides a range of guest-friendly amenities, including Wi-Fi, stroller and wheelchair rentals, gift cards and Ticketmaster. And lastly, during construction, the development created more than 600 construction jobs and upon opening, the center will provide more than 400 permanent and part-time jobs. The grand opening of the new NORDSTROM at Del Amo Shopping Center was held on Friday, October 9, 2015. The newly operating 140,000 square-foot, two level space, is open and airy with lots of natural light, glass corridors and glass hand rails. There are five restaurants and one café within Nordstrom, an interactive play house for the kids, a tailor onsite for alterations, personal stylists, Anastasia brow services and artwork by local artists, plus there’s direct access from the parking garage.

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Patio Cafe’s Concourse

he Del Amo Fashion Center is an iconic mall, one of the largest in America and one of the oldest. It actually used to be two separate malls, but in 1981 they built a bridge that connected the two, now referred to as “the marriage of the malls”. The Del Amo has continued to grow and is currently nearing the end of a massive $200 million+ renovation, with a 100-retailer expansion. Now South Bay shoppers will have Uniqlo, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, a flagship Victoria Secret and a nearly 140,000-square-foot Nordstrom in their hood. Guests can enjoy new eateries like FRIDA and Great Maple, or Sumo Salad and Blaze Pizza in the lovely Patio Cafes - a garden-inspired dining pavilion in the heart of the shopping center, complete with living green walls. And stores that had to temporarily relocate are back in full swing, like the newly renovated 25,000 squarefoot, two level H&M. There’s a four-level parking structure with 11,000 parking spaces and Park Assist, a technology that helps shoppers know the number and location of spots available. The parking also features 19 electric vehicle

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TOPSHOP Rag & Bone A.L.C. Current Elliott Frame Denim Jeffrey Campbell Elizabeth & James La Mer Sisley Tom Ford Fragrance

TOPMAN MCM handbags Brandy Melville Tory Burch handbags & footwear Pedro Garcia handbags & footwear Alice + Olivia Veda Jo Malone Hourglass Cosmetics Fresh

Prior to the store’s 10:00 a.m. Grand Opening, on October 9th, Nordstrom at Del Amo Fashion Center hosted a Beauty Bash for customers in the Nordstrom Court. Nordstrom beauty advisors shared the inside scoop on new products and trends for fall, plus tips and tricks for looking your best. Attendees also enjoyed special beauty demonstrations, gifts with their purchases and other fun surprises. The first 1,000 attendees received an exclusive, reusable beauty tote bag! www.Nordstrom.com/delamo


The Grand Court’s future look

Photos by Edgar Pulido and courtesy of Simon/Del Amo

The Grand Court under construction

Outdoor Village Lights

Chuck Davis - Simons Senior Vice President of Development

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THE TOM BRADLEY TERMINAL GETS A RETAIL MAKEOVER

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he new and improved Tom Bradley International Terminal was unveiled in September 2013, but for those of you who don’t fly from the international terminal very often, here is something you probably didn’t know: No matter which terminal you fly out of at LAX, if you have a boarding pass, you can gain access to the Great Hall at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Next time your flight is delayed and you have an urge to go on an upscale shopping spree, or to ingest a fancy meal, head over to TBIT and enjoy their collection of luxury retail and sophisticated dining. TBIT is impressive, and for that, a big shout goes out to Westfield, the company that has managed the redevelopment of TBIT and oversees the dining, retail and amenities. Westfield manage terminals 1,2,3 and 6 at LAX as well, plus they’ve helped shape numerous other airports including, JFK airport and Chicago’s O’Hare. The TBIT experience starts the minute you line up at the security screening area because you’re funneled right underneath artist, Mark Bradford’s “Bell Tower.” Look up to view the inside of this 12,500 pound creation and you’ll see the intricate interior design of architect, Chris Oberle, who figured out how to safely suspend this mammoth jumbotron made up of plywood construction barriers collected from around LA. Apparently when you stand directly underneath, the sound diminishes around you as you enjoy a moment of peace – like being in the eye of the storm. Once done with security, a 25,000-square-foot duty-free shopping area beckons you with fashion & watches, Gucci, Burberry, Beauty & Spirits and Hermes. You are now in the Great Hall where a selection of the world’s best known luxury International designer brands mix in with LA based designer stores, giving LAX a distinctly Los Angelian flavor. The Great Hall is designed to provide an open flow throughout the stores, while making use of natural light with plentiful windows and high ceilings. The Great Hall lives up to its name, and as an extra bonus, because of all the light, the sunsets here are gorgeous. For dining there are many choices from Umami burger to Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar, or Jame’s Beach to III Forks Steakhouse. At the dining terrace, 800 Degrees Pizza actually have an 800 degree wood burning stove on site, which, as you can imagine, was not an easy object to get permission for in an airport.

The line up of luxury retail is as follows: Bvlgari - Italian jewelry, watches, and luxury goods Michael Kors - Jet-set styles from this celebrated designer Fred Segal - Upscale designs from renowned LA boutique Kitson - The latest fashion craze at this LA based boutique Coach - Classic designer bags and leather goods Porsche Design - Timeless and functional luxury Tumi - Superior products for the discerning traveler Victoria’s Secret - Intimate apparel and women’s clothing Hugo Boss - Authentic luxury from the German style house XpresSpa - Luxury massages, facials and nail treatments.

And then there’s “Starbucks Evenings”, meaning you can order wine and craft beer as well as shareable small plates from Starbucks in the later part of the day - who knew? There’s plenty to enjoy without spending any money. There’s the clock tower with its ever changing façade, and the gigantic Story Board that screens non-stop images of LAX. There’s Ball-Nogues multicolored “Air Garden,” a curtain-like suspension of roughly 90 miles of metallic chain where the shifting light creates a changing atmospheric environment, and Pae White’s “Woven Walk” installation, a matrix-tapestry laced across the corridor ceiling at arrivals. All the artist’s are locally based designers in keeping with LAX ‘s commitment to the city of Los Angeles. TBIT further offers live Jazz bands 2x a week, has five airline lounges for you to enjoy, and newsstands that supply a variety of papers, plus Book Soup for more reading material (and worth mentioning are the lovely bowler-hat lights here). To top it all, there is the ExpresSpa if you desire a massage, facial or mani/pedi. Last but not least, a 7/11 greets you at arrivals - the first 7/11 included in a US airport. LAX and Westfield want to ensure that the 60 million + travelers filtering through TBIT each year, enjoy their pre-flight time. Next up, the transformation of Terminal 2. Standby Please.

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We were excited to meet the former fashion model turned actress, Natasha Henstridge. The Canadian actress is best known for her sci-fi “Species” series and the “Whole Nine Yards”, and “Whole Ten Yards” with Bruce Willis. Natasha landed her first fashion cover at the age of 15, for French Cosmopolitan. Her movie career began in 1995 and she’s never looked back. She has done numerous movies and several TV Shows. The busy mom of 2 is still stunning, and her presence is one of the warmest in the industry. Celebrity photographer Faye Sadou was kind enough to invite us to the set to catch up with Natasha a couple days before her birthday.

Tell us about some of the obstacles you faced in transitioning from modeling to acting. I guess I wouldn’t call them obstacles, but I think that modeling is a very specific art form and a lot of people won’t take you seriously as an actress when you make that transition. Because there are so many examples of failed attempts, I think it’s hard for casting directors to take you seriously. So in that way it was difficult, but in other ways it was easy because I was used to being in front of the camera. The difference is in acknowledging the camera or pretending it’s entirely not there. What do you like about LA? I absolutely love nature and every time I’m hiking in Runyon Canyon or Temescal Canyon, I think - wow I live in a city? And I really do take in the ocean, I do take in the beach, and I love to snowboard and go to Mammoth. I love that everything is at my fingertips here – California as a whole is one of my favorite places in the world and I’ve traveled a lot. What do you think about the LA fashion industry? It doesn’t seem that relevant in the worldwide market, and yet there are so many fun, cool things here that make sense for the climate we have in LA. With sunny, hot weather, we can’t be too avant-garde, or out-there, but LA does its “rock and roll, sexy, chrome heart, little sundress” thing really, really well. Where do you like to shop? I’m a big fan of shopping in Malibu. I do a lot of my shopping out there 26

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and enjoy the relaxed vibe. I love Intermix, James Perse for t-shirts, and Madison, and the fact that I’m in Malibu and can go to the beach for half the day. And one of my all-time favorite places to eat is there - Cholada the Thai Cuisine place. It’s just a little shack, nothing glamorous, but the food is phenomenal, and I love it. Beyond Malibu, there are so many great shops on Third Street, or Robertson Blvd. Can you tell us about your upcoming projects? I’m getting ready to do a film called “The 7th Secret” and basically my character runs a sex club, a fetish club – the research should be fun for that (laughs). I’m doing a supporting role about a woman stuck in a sterile lifestyle, who wants to explore the other side. She’s in love with the man who runs the place she works at, and he shows her an alternate lifestyle. It is sort of a romance but edgier than that - it’s a really cute script. What do you want the next chapter of your life to be? I’ve been focused on being a mother and on making sure my kids are well looked after. I’ve been scheduling work around them, but they’re older now and I think it’s time I focused a little bit on myself. I’d love to do something I’m passionate about, excited about. I’d love to do a great TV show…and find love again and have some stability in a relationship. I have such great friends and I try to live my life to its fullest, and I’ve traveled the far ends of the earth, but I’d really like to do a low-key vacation by a lake, to hang out and BBQ. That’s more my style. I’d love to go on a houseboat, and do fun outdoor trips – that’s what I want to achieve.


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JosÉ Bautista: Batting for Denim

MAJOR LEAGUE ALL THE WAY

JOSÉ BAUTISTA is a Major League Baseball Player who hails from the Dominican Republic. After being traded about in 2007, (he was the only player to be on five different Major League rosters in one season), Bautista finally settled with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008. By 2010, his 52nd home run set a new MLB record for the largest single-season increase in home runs. The hard-working ethics and family values that Bautista learned from his tight-knit family have served him well, and it is this standard and his positive outlook that he brings to his collaboration with Silver Jeans. When did you get involved with Silver Jeans and how did that happen?

people on a different level, not just baseball. They get to see me, and know me, in a different light and I like that.

I got involved last year in June – because my manger has a longstanding relationship with the CEO Michael Silver. Michael and I wanted to work together and combine the synergies of our brands in the best way to be impactful. We want to achieve similar goals and have the same viewpoint – work hard, play hard and follow your dreams. My part in Silver Jeans has started off with basic cuts and colors, as I’m taking baby steps to get my name out there in the fashion world.

What are your plans for the future of Silver Jeans?

Are there any commonalities between baseball and denim?

I think the biggest connection is that the fans of baseball are also fans of denim. They wear jeans to watch sports - and this is part of the story we wanted to tell, to resonate with the fan base and the consumer. Watching sports and wearing denim has a solid foundation in American culture, and embodies strong family ties. Again, the idea behind Silver Jeans is – work hard, play hard and don’t give up on your dreams – be as durable as denim. Did you wear any particular brand of jeans before?

Yes of course – I liked European Energy and Diesel, and recently True Religion, and even more recently Citizens and Hot Sun. I like a little bit of a mix to my jeans. The basic Silver Jeans are a mix up of elements I’ve taken from all the jeans I’ve worn throughout the years.

The team at Silver likes the jeans I make for myself. It’s a matter of finding the right space in the market–as well as finding out how to make it sustainable and successful. We don’t want to ride a nice big wave only to have it fizzle out on us, like True Religion. We want to be more like LEVIS and have long-term success. What’s your favorite outfit? Casual, dressed up?

I like both, and enjoy them for different reasons. I’m happy in a 3-piece suit, aiming for a suave James Bond style – but I also like to be relaxed in jeans and a t-shirt. Versatility is huge for me - I travel all the time and jeans are multifunctional – for day or evening. And I like to pick and choose what I wear, and may select rocker style boots and jeans, but them snap on a cool shirt whatever makes me feel confident. I don’t have limitations or place restrictions on myself when it comes to dressing. You’ve had a stellar career – what was an outstanding moment for you?

I’ve had a lot of highlights that I think will be great to enjoy one day – but I’m still trying to create more feel good moments before I retire. I’m very proud of making it to the big league and for staying there so long. Anything you’d like to add?

What are the perks of being the spokesperson for Silver Jeans?

The best perk is being able to make many pairs of jeans that custom fit me – designing my own clothes always seemed intriguing, so I like being able to know how to do that. And I have my own tailor, so everything fits like a glove, plus I get to pick and choose fabrics. The second perk is that Silver Jeans allows me to connect with

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I’m very big on education and if I endorse something, I like it to have a philanthropic side. With the Bautista family education fund, we raise awareness for education and promote exercise to kids and help them use their athletic ability to enhance their lives. We make sure they get to the right schools/colleges and on the right track for success. It’s amazing what these kids can do when you give them an opportunity, and it’s a great feeling to be able to give them that.


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TAKING PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION TO UNEXPECTED PLACES

HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF, PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTIST, FINE-ART PHOTOGRAPHER, TABLEAU-IST? I have a difficult time labeling what it is I do, can I say yes to all of the above? I’d like to identify simply as an “artist” although I know this word has become somewhat vague... especially in a city like Los Angeles. Ultimately I’m a storyteller, and use photography to illustrate. I studied illustration before becoming a photographer, so I still calculate my photography work as if it was being illustrated. YOUR SELF PORTRAIT (PICTURED) DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM VIKTOR +ROLF, TELL US WHAT INSPIRED YOU... Viktor and Ralph are incredible designers - I’ve admired them for years for their striking silhouettes and concepts. They recently created an instagram contest which asked participants to draw inspiration from their current collection ( structural frame/ canvas dresses that can hang on the wall when not being worn). I took inspiration from this as well as past seasons, and put my own spin on it. What I especially love that Viktor and Ralp’s designs speak as strong from far as they do close. They’re so bold and architectural that the viewer doesn’t lose details even if seen from a distance. I used an old frame encrusted with Swarovski crystal and a piece of red nylon. Those two ingredients made it quite easy to be avant guard. 32 The L A FASH ION MAGA ZINE

CAN YOU SPEAK ABOUT YOUR OTHER PROJECTS? DISNEY, ETC. I’ve spent the last couple months working on a few personal pieces. I’m currently finishing a piece of art entitled “Worlds Apart” with the beautiful Shaun Ross as the main figure. I’ve also been proposing ideas to Disney and have met with several heads of their fine art department. I’ve long been inspired by Disney, as well as Marc Davis, who was one of the brilliant conceptualizer for Disneyland. He had an uncanny approach to humor and glamour, something I truly admire. Should I get the honor of working with Disney, I will create interpretations of some of my favorite visuals and characters. FASHION CLEARLY HAS A ROLE IN YOUR VISION, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON FASHION THESE DAYS? Fashion and costuming play a huge part in the work I create, as well as my personal life. I love clothing. We get these wonderful physical bodies on this Earth to express ourselves with... and fashion allows us to treat our physical identity as something transient and ever-evolving. I’m happy to see that fashion is becoming less about trends and gender “norms”. They’ve always been a ridiculous concept for me... especially in clothing, so I’m happy to see WILL YOU BE MOVING INTO FILM ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE? I’ve done several small art films, mostly they are heightened looks at the making of my pieces of art. I would absolutely love to translate my photography into the realm of music video or feature film. That being said, I still love the challenge of creating a full story with high detail into one singular photograph. When a viewer can get lost in one of my photographs the same way they would in a film, that is what I strive to create.


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Valeria Goncharova Barrett BRINGING A METAPHYSICAL APPROACH TO FASHION

Valeria is a Belarusian-American fashion and costume designer, stylist, image consultant, certified holistic life coach, author, humanitarian and a public speaker. She recently launched her own magazine Fashion Consciousness Magazine, and is the founder of Rovalution – a company with a progressive sense of fashion and holistic life approach. When it comes to fashion, Valeria believes that we should be more conscious of the colors, patterns and shapes we choose to display on our bodies because they all have meaning and give off energy. How long have you lived in California and what is your favorite thing about it?

KGB would come to the house at 3 AM and tell my mom to paint a portrait. Then they’d be back in the early morning to pick it up.

I moved from NY in 2004 because I got married and my husband lived in California, plus I had a job offer from Disney. After living in NY for 10 years, the vibe in California suits my free spirit: the good weather, the laidback attitude. My mom still lives in NY and when I’m back there it’s like iron city – tough. LA feels like home.

There’s an added dimension to your view on the fashion world – a consciousness and focus on what really matters in life – have you always felt that, or did this evolve?

Having worked at the Walt Disney Company as part of their lead costume production team, what would you say was the most exciting thing you designed there?

Dealing with Mickeys and Minnies every day is not ideal. I don’t want to bust your pixie dust but the corporate world is the corporate world, and it’s not glamorous. I had 40 something employees reporting to me, and it was stressful, but I revolutionized the department. I got my people onto the cover of the Disneyland Keeline – they wrote a piece about me and my team, and how when I was a child growing up in the Soviet Union, I dreamt about Disneyland and thought it was a fantasy land.

I have always questioned why. At age 6, I produced a pair of shoes. I was questioning: why do I have to wear what I am given? What if I want to wear something else? So I designed my own shoes with nails and scotch tape - they were weird looking, but it satisfied my curious mind.

“Dealing with Mickeys and Minnies every day is not ideal. I don’t want to bust your pixie dust but the corporate world is the corporate world, and it’s not glamorous.”

What does the name ROVALUTION signify?

My first company was named ROVA – it is the tail of my last name – and Rova represents my own identity. My father passed his name on to me, so it is my essence. Now I’m going to act on it, similar to a revolution – I connected the sounds because sounds, shapes, smells, they all have a metaphysical meaning, and those 2 words have strength behind them. My parents were aristocrats and artists, so in the 80s during the cold war, they were under surveillance. The

Do you have anything exciting coming up in the future that you can tell us about?

I wrote and published a book called Living Life Consciously – it’s about cultivating a new conscious lifestyle, diet, and fitness fashion. Based on the book, my fans gave me the idea to have an integrative platform, so I recently launched the Fashion Consciousness Magazine. The mission is to support ecofriendly, recycled materials connected to conscious living. With 20 years in the fashion industry, I understand that fashion is the vehicle used to make a statement to the world. To me, that is very important. Shapes, textures, colors represent something on a metaphysical level and I hope to bring awareness to the fact that whatever you do matters, and you should make that choice consciously. Doesn’t just be a blind follower on autopilot. We are all taught how to behave and what to wear, but our most natural state is actually being creators. So question: what am I doing? Do I feel good?

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Jack of Many Trades FORMER MARLBORO MAN, MODEL AND NOW CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER Jack Guy started in front of the lens, travelling the world as a model for Marlboro, Nautica, Banana Republic, Burberry, and Men’s Health to name a few. Today, Jack is happier behind the lens and his photographic work has been featured in numerous magazines from American Photo to Vanity Fair, plus he has received the prestigious Hasselblad Master award for his achievements in photography. Jack frequently works with high profile people and his celebrity shoots include the likes of Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Renée Zellweger, Hilary Swank, Rachel Weisz, Kate Beckinsale, Faith Hill, Pierce Brosnan, Keifer Sutherland, and Steve Carell. Wanting to “give back”, Jack uses his photography to help out various charitable causes, and he has contributed to benefit soldiers injured in Iraq, and to campaigns for breast cancer and PETA. .

Whose photographic work do you look at and think: “Damn I wish I had done that”? My influences are mostly from the 90s – I loved Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, and Peter Lindbergh. They were big during the photography heyday of the 90s, when pictures were the coolest. What do you try to capture through your lens? My background is in portraits but I like to shoot everything from fashion to travel to beauty, to music - all types of genres of photography. What interesting fact can you tell me about being the Marlboro man? The Marlboro people were my favorite clients and I worked for them through most of the 90’s. We did amazing shoots in beautiful locations throughout Western America, for two weeks at a time, and we’d go twice a year. We’d travel to New Mexico, Arizona, or Wyoming, set up and then hang out and play cowboys for two weeks…and get paid to do it! It was complete fun and the best memories of my modeling career are from that era. What’s your favorite story about you (true or rumored) I don’t hear that much about myself. I lay low and used to do a lot of stuff alone until friends started commenting on my FB wall “you always look so lonely”. That prompted me to organize groups to go hiking or paddle boarding with. Now I’m dedicating my physical time to my social time. I work out 1x, or sometimes, 2x per day, and I don’t drink or party, so this works out well. I heard that you climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. How hard was the climb? The climb was great. The original reason for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was to raise money for a charity called “March To the Top”, which is a charity for health and educational purposes in Africa. We are currently expanding this charity to the US, too. The climb took six days up and two days down. It takes longer to climb up because you have to spend time at different levels to acclimate. The night before the summit, we slept inside a volcanic crater at 18 thousand feet. It’s completely different up there; the air gets thinner, your heart rate increases, as do your oxygen levels. If you were interviewing you, what would you ask? What do you want to be when you grow up - and the answer is “I still don’t know” (At this point Jack flashes a charming smile) Where are you from, how long have you lived in LA, and what’s the best thing about living here? I was born in Ohio, grew up in Oregon and studied at the University of Oregon. Then my modeling career took me to New York and Europe, and I lived between the two places. Now I’ve been in Malibu for 14 years and I love it because if I step out of my back door I can hike through canyons, and if I step out of my front door, there’s the ocean where I can go paddle boarding – both are straight out of my place. It’s perfect!


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The Girl in the R ed Dress

A POLYGLOT WHO LOVES CRAZY SHOES Luciana Vara born in Bucharest, Romania where she hosted a TV show and had a career in the theatre. While presenting a prime time TV show about fashion, she discovered a passion for fashion design, and soon started her own clothing company, Cloche, along with her mother and sister. Luciana moved to Hollywood for her acting career and to expand her clothing company in America. (Luciana designed and manufactured the red dress in the photo.) Where did you grow up and what languages do you speak?

I grew up in Bucharest and speak Rumanian, French, Spanish, understand Italian and speak a little Hungarian. You’ve done a lot of traveling – where do you think is the hot spot for fashion?

New York or Paris, but in Bucharest, where I’m from, everyone wears designer clothes to go out at night. Even in small markets the quality of clothing is good. Because it is a poorer country, people are resourceful and get their clothes from outlets, and they look well put together, no matter what. Was it hard to adapt to living in USA?

I’ve only been here for two years and the hardest thing is leaving friends and family behind. The weather, palm trees, and rodeo drive smells like money. What is your favorite style to wear?

I like to dress up in a sophisticated and edgy style - almost costume-like. And I have a problem with crazy shoes and crazy accessories, I love them. What are some of your upcoming projects?

Well, I’m excited about launching my clothing company soon. Anything else you’d like to add?

I have a part time gig as a Vodka sommelier and I love to dress up for that job in crazy big/loud outfits.

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Luisa Diaz

HOSTING, PRODUCING AND HELPING Originally from Venezuela, Luisa Diaz grew up with her grandparents and won 15 beauty pageants, which channeled her into soap operas and sitcoms, commercials and modeling. Luisa became the director of Miss North Carolina Latina, where she was determined to help young Latino women follow their dreams. Luisa was the host and producer of the first, and longest running, allSpanish language TV program. She is talented in front of the cameras as well as behind the cameras, and is about to have her own TV show.

felt I’d given them life skills that they could take away with them. What’s the best thing about living in LA?

I love LA. It gave me the opportunity to explore my dreams and go for what I want. You can’t take things personally in LA – it can make you stronger or it can destroy you. I feel LA has made me stronger and wiser in a lot of aspects of my life. Plus, we have everything here: weather, beach, and amazing creative talents.

What was the hardest thing about moving to LA from Venezuela?

Who is your favorite fashion designer?

The biggest challenge of my life was going to college in LA without speaking English. I used a dictionary and studied so much, I’d cry on the books and get them totally wet.

I love Carolina Herrera, who is a famous designer from Venezuela. And my friend, Sen. I’m wearing one of her dresses today – she dresses me for all my different events. www.sencouture.com

What was the best part of being the director of the Miss North Carolina beauty pageant?

Anything you’d like to add?

I was very involved with the girls – I’d teach them to walk in heels, to interview, to do chorography, to sit properly, and give them lessons in etiquette. It was a wonderful experience and the highlight was seeing the girls came out on stage looking poised and beautiful. I

Two things – I have an organization called Mi Amour that helps raise awareness for domestic violence and human trafficking, and our 1-year anniversary was on October 7th. And I am producing and hosting my own TV show called “Luisa”. The show starts airing in 2016 and will have live bands and celebrity guests. The L A FASH ION MAGA ZINE

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Meet A nwar H adid

THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE NEW FASHION DYNASTY Born in June 1999, Anwar Hadid is the youngest child of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality star, Yolanda Foster. The whole family is in the limelight with his older sisters, Bella and Gigi, both internationally famous supermodels. Growing up in Malibu, Anwar loves surfing and swimming, but his passion is basketball. Although he is athletic, Anwar is drawn to architecture, and hopes to be an architect later in life. Tall, dark, and handsome, Anwar is known for his impeccable social skills, good manners and clear communication. He’s obviously doing something right because Anwar has over 250,000 followers on Instagram.

What inspires your fashion style?

I get inspired by a lot of random places. I like to be casual and comfortable but I am definitely starting to like and appreciate different designers. What is your go-to outfit that you like to wear out?

Black jeans, SLP slip ons with a black t- shirt and a bomber jacket or hoodie. Do you attend a lot of events with your sisters/mom?

I’am not a big fan of going to a lot of events unless it’s a cause that I’m interested in supporting.

You’re the youngest of your siblings, and the only boy—how was it growing up with two older sisters?

Growing up with my sisters and my mom was pretty awesome. I feel they taught me all I ever need to know about women :-) Was the Rockstar Jeans shoot your first modeling gig? Is this something you want to pursue?

I’ve only done a professional photo shoot once before, for seventeen magazine, but my mom was obsessed with photographing my sisters and I when we were little, so it seems natural. I’m still discovering what I’d like to do and am not sure what the future will bring, but I’m having fun, and am always interested and looking for new opportunities.

Where do you like to shop?

I like Melrose but most of my favorite clothes are from thrift shops in different places.

From your instagram photos, it looks like you travel a lot. Where is your favorite place?

I love to travel and experience different cultures. Greece is by far the best place I’ve been to - such good vibes, great food and the most beautiful architecture.

Do you have a favorite designer or a brand of clothing you love to wear?

I like James Perse, Civillionare, John Varvatos and Saint Laurent. Favorite spot in LA—restaurant or place you like to hang out?

Favorite spot is definitely down by the beach in Malibu.

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Joanna G arel TO THIS DYNAMIC DUO

Joanna Garel moved to Los Angeles from Canada, and signed with The Ford Modeling Agency, doing both print and commercial ads for hundred’s of clients including Labatt’s Blue, Budweiser, Gap and Banana Republic. From there, Joanna transitioned into film and television with guest appearances on The Jamie Foxx Show, La Femme Nikita, Ally McBeal, among others. Joanna is currently making her directorial debut with a music video, I DO. M atthew Garel is a model based in Los Angeles with LA Models. He originates from Kingston Jamaica, but moved at a young age to Toronto, Ontario (Canada). After finishing up his MBA, he moved to NYC where his modeling career began. He has worked in Europe, Asia and the USA with clients ranging from The Gap, Levis, Target to GQ to name a few. He has also appeared in over 40 TV commercials, which he says adds a nice touch of variance from the print world.

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MATTHEW GAREL How did the two of you meet? After pining after Joanna for years, I finally met her at a birthday party. I have to say I was pretty happy that night. What’s your favorite modeling story/experience?  I think the one that stands out is a Target booking where my whole family tagged along. After an extremely long day, we finally got to the hotel at 1am, hungry and tired. When we checked in, our room was like a palace. It was huge, had a kitchen, bedrooms, living room - it had the works. We all started screaming and laughing and running around the room.  It definitely made up for the long travel day. How long have you lived in LA? Best thing about it?  I moved to LA in Sept of ’99 right after we got married.  I think the best thing about LA is the active lifestyle we can live here.  Being near the beach is such a treat.  We surf whenever we choose, and do family beach days which feel like we are on vacation.  And it’s a plus that we can still surf and snowboard in the winter if we want to. Do you prefer casual or dressing up? Do you have any favorite designers?  I think I prefer casual, but if we are going to events or occasions that call for dressing up, I don’t mind that either. My regular wear is probably Levi’s and Scotch and Soda. I love the suits I picked up from Zara as well. What are your plans/goals for the immediate future?  For the immediate future I hope to still be modeling and booking commercials. I've been teaching myself programming and who knows, maybe I'll come up with a must have App. JOANNA GAREL You’ve been a model, an actress, an artist, a businesswoman, a mother; what are you up to right now? My most recent and exciting endeavor is working with nimblecontent.tv to executive produce dynamic digital content. The demand for digital content is booming, and I’m proud to be working with an innovative and talented team to create viral original content for the public. What’s been the highlight of your career?  For my first year as an artist, the highlight was when I sold a lot of paintings to various collectors (joannagarel.com) The ultimate highlight was when I moved to Hollywood from Canada to star in the Disney studio film “SNOW DOGS”. Now my kids, grandkids and great grandkids can watch it. I know you and Matt both love to surf, and you recently started painting lifeguard towers. Can you tell me a little more about that? I told my husband that I’d had a great idea - that I was going to paint studies in lifeguard towers, and that I was going to have an art show and invite all my friends. Well, fastforward to a year later and I’ve sold over 30 painting commissions to some serious collectors. I think people relate to my art because there’s a tranquility about my works. My art shows at a local art gallery in the South Bay called Riley Arts Gallery. Do you prefer casual or dressing up? Do you have any favorite designers? Being a model and hailing from a cosmopolitan city like Toronto, I love any excuse to dress up! I even used a CHANEL bag as a diaper bag when my kids were babies.  I love Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and Sacai, Miu Miu. I have an eclectic style, and like clothing that has interesting details. Anything else you’d like people to know about you? People don’t know that I was a quarterback for the girls flag football team in high school and college. I also coached my son’s flag football teams in Manhattan Beach and would hug the kids when they got hurt. But I guess you’re not supposed to do that in football, but they were only 6, 7, 8 years old - a very huggable age. Before I met my darling husband, I was a teenage single mother and my son, Jordan Andino, is now a successful celebrity chef in the making. He was on the Kardashian’s show as their personal chef, and has cooked against Bobby Flay. He has a show coming out in Canada called Chef in Your Ear.

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Fall Fitness: Take it Outside

THE FITNESS FACTOR IS HIGH IN LOS ANGELES—GET WITH THE PROGRAM

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os Angeles! The city of beautiful people. It is undeniable that this city houses some of the most stunning physiques, but how do they achieve it? Here in Los Angeles we are blessed with some of the best studios, gyms and trainers, but for many of these immaculate bodies and those seeking health, you do not have to look further than past your front window. As you travel through the city, you’ll notice the running bodies out on the streets. They are there year round at all hours. We are blessed with mild weather and a diverse landscape that offers long stretches of level ground or mountains, stairs, dunes, and the ocean. These factors create LA’s hot-looking culture of fit, trendy, sun-kissed perfection. There are endless outdoor workout opportunities in this City. Let’s highlight the most popular fit hubs. These locations

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a four-mile run on the soft grass down the San Vicente median to the Santa Monica Beach. At the end of the four-mile stretch, they can be found sipping refreshments and tasting local goodies at the Bentwood farmers market. The path offers drinking fountains on the beach side and cool shade from the many large coral trees. If you choose this experience, you’ll find two deep paths on either side of the median from the many feet that tread it daily. Note that dogs are permitted on the median, but not at the farmers market. Be aware of the large tree roots along the path and remember to bring your wallet so you can refuel with some local grub. are not only picturesque and physically challenging, but also enjoyable, entertaining and social. You will find people from all walks of life, at different stages of their fitness journey. These are places where connections are made, new relationships begin, dogs run wild and laughter is heard often. Santa Monica Stairs Adelaide Drive Santa Monica CA. 90402

Skip the stair master and go for some fresh beach air. This workout is free and open to the public 24/7 365 days a year. To your amazement you’ll find at least one person at this location all hours of the day and night. This prized landmark never sits empty. Make sure to bring a leash for your furry friend, because dogs are permitted in the area, but not on the steps. Also make sure to be mindful of voice

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In the heart of the Hollywood Hills with views of the LA skyline and the Hollywood sign you can combine your workout, social hour, dog walk and tanning session. This sight offers three diverse paths, drinking fountains, dog water stations, rest benches and free group yoga classes. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen, because on certain days the hilltops can feel ovenlike, even during fall and winter. San Vicente Running Median San Vicente Blvd. And Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA. 90402

On a typical fall Sunday afternoon, Bentwood locals take

The Original Muscle Beach Ocean front walk, Santa Monica, CA. 90401

This location offers a diverse workout with the option of a beach jog, ropes, rings, swings parallel bars and a large grass area dubbed the “Acro Green” where a stunning fusion of yoga and acrobatics takes place. The area is filled with regulars and spectators alike. Beware if you stare too long, you may be pulled into a pyramid of bodies. Dogs and children are welcome and the vibe is friendly and inviting. Parking can be tricky especially on the weekend. Give yourself time to find meter parking ($2), or a full day lot ($8-20) Bring your wallet for refreshments offered by the many little cafés along the beach. Whether you are new to fitness or have created a lifelong passion for it, you will enjoy these Los Angeles landmarks.


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rock + soul PHOTOGR A PH ED BY R A N DY DU N BA R

It’s elemental – we are stardust, and as such, we seek harmony and balance. Jewelry has long possessed the power to mediate our energies. Designed during the full moon, saged, cleansed and placed in a pyramid room, energetic jewelry that inspires, protects, grounds, balances your chakras and is pleasing to the eye as well. ALL JEWELRY BY ENERGY MUSE AND BLOOMING LOTUS

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Jacket by Marta Cucciniello Dress by Manokhi Necklace by Opus Prime Studio Bracelets by Forever 21 Rings by Charlene K

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With her own personal YouTube channel receiving 39 million views, and 1.3 million instagram followers, Lia Marie Johnson is a cyber star; an Internet sensation. This American teen actress has been vlogging and generating social media for a number of years (and had her first acting job at 10). Her wholesome image is fashioned by her focus and hard work – and her dedication shines through for her young fan base. In an Adweek profile, Lia Marie Johnson was referred to as one of the “12 biggest young stars on YouTube” Choker by Outhouse Jewelry Vest by Topshop cuffs by Charlene K Rings by Charlene K, Mishka Piaf, Krysia Renau Pants by Marta Cucciniello Heels by Chinese Laundry x Kristen Cavallari

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Wardrobe Stylist Chalia Breonn MakeUp Artist Desiree FootĂŠ Hair Stylist Veronica Nunez using Oribe Hair Care

Nail Design Jolene Brodeur Photographer’s Assistant David Ramirez

Coat by Marta Cucciniello Top by Marta Cucciniello Left hand: jumbo acrylic bracelet & finger ring by Marianna Harutunian Right hand: cuff by Charlene K Right hand: ring/bracelet by Julia Post Earrings by Marianna Harutunian Skirt by Amber Sakai


Lia Marie Johnson’s World On Instagram you call yourself ‘Child of the universe” – why did you choose that description?

It’s from my favorite poem “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann. I came across a quote a long time ago at a point in my life where I wasn’t very happy, so I looked up the rest of the poem and it made me feel a lot better. It means a lot to me. Do you enjoy dressing up or being more casual?

It honestly depends on the day. I like to dress casual a lot of the time but there are days when I just want to go all out and feel pretty and fabulous. Who do you think has great style?

Maybe this is a cliche answer but I think Kylie Jenner has an amazing sense of fashion and is always starting cool trends. I also think all the hippies in the 70s had it going for them. I think they had the coolest sense of style. It was groovy, baby. Where is your favorite place to shop in LA?

I like to shop on Melrose, they have a lot of boutique stores and everything is so different. I like to do some online shopping at Nasty Gal and for Love and Lemons. What’s your favorite hang out spot in LA?

I don’t really have a hang out spot. I just wake up and if I don’t have anything to do that day I’ll FaceTime my friends and we’ll plan out a fun adventure. What fashion style do you think is trending for the fall/winter season?

Los Angeles is always nice and sunny, we’re so spoiled out here. But layers and boots and cute sweaters always remind me of crisp fall days with coffee and pumpkin patches. What projects do you have coming up?

I’m working on a lot of music right now. I hope to have an album out soon but I want it to be the best it can possibly be, so however long it takes, that’s what it’ll be. I’m also filming a new series that is so incredibly cool. It’s a horror/ thriller and I play a character named Hailey. I can’t wait ‘til it comes out. Do you share clothes with your younger sisters, or is that a big no-no?

Yes, I share clothes with my little sisters. I wouldn’t say it always ends pretty though. A lot of times my dad has to come break up the war that is going on in one of the bedrooms, but, it’s a given. Hand me downs are a way of life in my family. Being the oldest, I’ve had to get clothes from all my friends and cousins.

Vest by OTT Bra by Vitamin A Earrings by Forever 21 Bracelets by Charlene K Rings by Forever 21 Ring (big) by Mshka Piaf Belt by H&M Trousers by Francesca Marotta Heels by Monika Chiang


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Necklace by Crosstreet Jacket by Adolfo Sanchez Shirt by Amber Sakai Waist Pin by Outhouse Jewelry Pants by Marta Cucciniello Heels by Monika Chiang

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Coat by Open Nine Five Jumpsuit by Hotel Particulier Belt by OTT Heels by LAMB

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shades of fall

THE LOOK THIS SEASON IS SMOKING HOT

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Nars: albatross (highlighter) frenzy (dual intense blush) PRODUCTS USED

TIP for the best bronzed cheeks

MAC: soft and gentle (highlighter) blondes gold (pigment) cornflower (pigment) current (lip liner) lingering kiss (lipstick)

check out NARs’s dual intense blush in Frenzy —it’s their new 2 in 1 combo

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Seasonal Dark lips and strong brows are always a favorite makeup go-to during the cooler months and holiday season. Using burgundy lip colors like MAC’s Lingering Kiss and Current lip liner is the perfect balance for a strong dark brow. This look is best achieved with an eyebrow gel, 1 to 2 shades darker than your own.

TIP using an angled brush with the eyebrow gel ensures precision when sculpting the shape.

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Left to right: Guy 1: Black Vest by Tom Ford , Black jeans by Marc Jacobs Boots by All Saints Guy 2: Hat by Hollywood Hatters, Vest by John Varvatos, Jeans by Ralph Lauren Female Model: Hat by Saint Laurent, Blouse by Anthony Franco, Fringe vest by Dolce & Gabbana, Skinny tie by Prada, Jeans by John Eshaya for JET boots Vintage Marc Jacobs Tosh: Hat by Goorin Bros, Vest by All Saints, jeans by Rockstar Denim, Boots by Johnny Fluevog, cuff by Guess, necklace by Ron Dotson, fur by Necromance

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here’s a certain secret magic hidden in the Hollywood Hills; it’s here that iconic inhabitants like Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham would skinny dip after playing a show at the Hollywood Bowl, Jim Morrison would ride his motorcycle through his living room on Beachwood Canyon, and Joni Mitchell would scribble what would become “Ladies of the Canyon” while perched at her bedroom window at the top of Lookout mountain. In the Hills, memories echo like coyotes throughout the canyons of an era when “Sex, drugs and rock and roll” wasn’t just a fantasy, but a lifestyle; therefore it’s the perfect location to showcase the heavy 70’s inspiration of the fall line, particularly when it comes to denim. Darker washes and skinnier cuts inspired by the Glam of the latter part of the decade have also resurged with full force. Jeans are no longer for the weak of heart, but for the brazen fashionistas who want to turn up the volume of their denim like the amp on their guitar. —Carmine Bicchett

PHOTOGRAPHED BY TONY BYRD Art Direction and Styling by Fashion Coven at FashionCoven.com Tosh Yanez, Carmine Bicchetti, George Sanchez & Lauren Krack Hair & Makeup : Mia Yang for MAC at Atelier Management Models: Charelle Schriek with Wilhelmina, Los Angeles Tosh Yanez, with Wilhelmina, Los Angeles Raul Santiago, Francisco Solana

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Coat Vintage, blouse by Anthony Franco, jeans by Grace In La, belt by Ralph Lauren, Boots by Lucchese, ring by Guess

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Jeans by AG, Dress by Anthony Franco, Belt by Ralph Lauren, Vintage fur coat, Boots by Guess

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Jeans by Guess, Belt by John Varvatos, Coat Vintage Tosh in Poncho by John Eshaya for JET jeans by Heirloom Hat by Goorin Bros.

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Shirt and faux fur vest is John Eshaya for JET Jeans by Rockstar Denim Hat by Anita Hopkins Ring by Guess

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Jeans by Alexa Chung for AG White blouse by Mason Gown by Max Azria Fur by Necromance

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PHOTOGRAPHY: RODNEY RAY CREATIVE DIRECTOR: LULU MAKEUP & HAIR: YOKO KAGAYA FOR MAC COSMETIC STYLIST: OVAIS SHEIKH MODEL: AUTUMN KENDRICK VIA HOLLYWOOD MODEL MGMT

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Left to Right: IGOR Suit Pants: Calvin Klein Vest: Saks 5th Avenue Collection Shirt: Armani Tie: Calvin Klein Jacket: Cole Haan KOLTEN Suit: Ralph Lauren Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna Tie: Black Brown 1826 Scarf: Burberry Jacket: Versace ZACK Suit: Ben Sherman Shirt: Tom Ford Tie: Alexander McQueen CHANDLER Suit Coat: Armani Pants: Ben Sherman Shirt: Paul Smith Tie: Armani CHASE Suit: Kenneth Cole New York Shirt: Tom Ford Tie: Tommy Hilfiger OLIVER Suit: Hugo Boss Sweater: Pendelton Shirt: Tom Ford Tie: Theory MARK Sweater: Energy Pants: Michael Kors Jacket: Emporio Armani Bag: Tumi

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CHASE Shirt: Ermenegildo Zegna Jacket: Pendelton Scarf: Loro Piana Bag: Tumi Shoes: Crosby Square ZACK Suit: Calvin Klein Vest: Saks 5th Avenue Collection Shirt: Ted Baker Tie: Calvin Klein Shoes: Dolce&Gabbana Sunglass: Prada

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Models: Igor Corbe, Oliver Seitz, Zach Dare & Mark Grossman @ NEXT LA; Kolten Horner @ Envy LA, Chandler Rogers @ San Diego Models Management, Chase Carpenter @ Aston LA. Coordinator: Andrey Bahia Styling: Michelle La Rue Make up: Christina Lukens Grooming by Groom the Salon: Freddy Silva, Greggy Measom, Gia Lourdes & Nea Muller www.groomthesalon.com Video by: Jennifer Rubin & Timothy Erdmann.

CHASE Suit: Kenneth Cole New York Shirt: Tom Ford Tie: Tommy Hilfiger Shoes: Crosby Square

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ZACK Suit: Calvin Klein Vest: Saks 5th Avenue Collection Shirt: Ted Baker Tie: Calvin Klein Shoes: Dolce&Gabbana Sunglasses: Prada


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Suit: Hugo Boss Sweater: Pendelton Shirt: Tom Ford Tie: Theory Umbrella: Ben Sherman

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OLIVER Suit: Cecilia Aragon Shirt: Tom Ford Shoes: Calvin Klein Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent

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TO M B OY M EE TS C H I C

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Leather Jacket - Buffalo Exchange T-Shirt Dress - FIDM Scholarship

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SHIRT: Tur millaut PANTS: , quidellam HAT : ni aborempore SUNGLASSES :simillupta autem HAT: ute dolorectur aditemo


Jacket - RNT23 - Ron Thompsson Pants - Vintage


Plaid Sweater & Suede Shorts - FIDM Scholarship Store


Black Button Up Shirt & Faux Fur Shoes - FIDM Scholarship Store, Butterfly Tie - Scott Sterling

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MAKE UP BY DAWN KRISTIN CARRIE V HAIR BY LUCY GEDJEYAN MODELS

GISELLE PINA @OTTOMODELS, ALLAYNA MARIE

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SWITCH UP YOUR STYLE

THIS FALL, MIX AND MATCH NEW LOOKS FROM LOCAL DESIGNERS & BOUTIQUES IN L.A WITH YOUR SUMMER GEAR BY FOLLOWING THESE EASY STEPS.

Beanie: HLZBLZ Bracelet: Audiopark Earbuds Ring: Bijourie Black Lace top: Mariliana Black one piece: Sonya Bees Shoes: Lola Shoetique

TURN YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE INTO FALL READY STYLES!

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Black one peice: Sonya Bees Necklace: MWM Shoes: Lola Shoetique

C I H C R E T S P I H

Turn your cool jumper into a chic look by adding a bold statement piece and your fav booties or heels!

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BOLD CHOICES

Dress / top: Sonya Bees Fur: Mariliana Necklace: Cross Street Rings: Cross Street

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Products used: On all looks - Skin: Koh gen do Aqua / Hourglass Ambient lighting powder in “Dim Light” / Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz / MAC cosmetics cream blush Eyes: MAC Eyeshadow / Marc Jacobs liquid liner Lips: Sephora Pantone Orchid collection lipstick

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The Art of

This season’s top beauty products for Fall! PHOTOGRAPHED BY AARON LACY Creative/art director: CHANELLE RENEE Makeup artist: JENNIFER EDWARDS Hair stylist: LUCY GEDJEYAN Model: JULIA LAUS

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Cats in hats Think about it, men

have worn hats since the beginning of time—sometimes out of geographical necessity, sometimes ceremonial, often the perfect accessory. They are made of many fabrics and there are over fifty styles. Here in LA, we enjoy the ubiquitous baseball cap, but we’ve delved deeper into the fashion ring to come up with some fresh stylish toppers

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Goorin Everyday San Simeon Teal $78.00 Lady Amherst Feather Goorin Brothers

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Graphic + Web Designer Premium Straw Jack Johnson White $140.00 Maleo Feather Goorin Brothers

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Jason John m o d e l , N e xt l a Goorin Everyday Fedora Forest $160.00 Goorin Brothers

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Premium Straw Big John Tan $160.00 Goorin Brothers

Heritage White Rabbit Black $130.00 Millie Feather Goorin Brothers Black V neck Zara

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Designer for the Young Nancy Vuu’s taking the children’s fashion industry by storm

ancy Vuu had a childhood fraught with poverty, danger and illness, which may be in part why she has chosen to design beautiful, almost fairytale-esque clothing for children. To add to their splendor, after being meticulously crafted, each Nancy Vuu garmet is given a thoughtful name that embodies virtue and blessings to embrace the child who wears the outfit. Perhaps this is Nancy Vuu’s way of protecting and shrouding children from a harsh reality that she knows firsthand does exist. For Nancy Vuu’s line, each garmet is made with purpose and sent to remind the child that they are deeply loved and deserve to be treated like royalty. Nancy Vuu children’s clothes have found their way to the heart of Beverly Hills, where they hang next to world-renowned designers Dolce Gabbana,Versace & Armani. The Nancy Vuu brand has made a presence on the red carpet, and styles child celebrities of Hollywood and beyond. Staking its claim, the brand now graces the pages of Glamour UK, Harper’s Bazaar UK, and Vogue Italia.

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ACTIV E WE AR L A

yoga style

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We love facts: Yoga pant sales have grown 341 percent in the past three months. New sports bra arrivals have grown by 96 percent. It’s not simply a trend, it’s a movement with more and more people wearing athleisure to everything from meetings to first dates.

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Top @BombshellSportswear Shorts Nines Leg Warmers SoloSol Movement

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Shop this: Aimee G available at www.aimeeg.com Alo available at www.aloyoga.com @BombshellSportswear available at www.bombshellsportswear.com Nines available at www.ninesbrand.com Shama Jade available at www.shamajade.com SoloSol Movement available at www.solosolmovement.com

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Petal Bra ALOYOGA Goddess Ribbed Leggings www.ALOYOGA.com

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ABOVE RIGHT Rogiani red/black Gloves by G-Loves Bomber Jacket, red sports bra and red/black mesh pants wwwROGIANI.com

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO

RUNWAY FASHION SHOWS LOS ANGELES

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hen it comes to creating a “Fashion Week”, capitals like New York, London, Paris, and Milan have pioneered the foundation of this event to make it a genuine staple in each of their cities respectively. Over the years, cities across the globe have used the Fashion Week model to create their own versions of this week-long event to highlight emerging talent in the fashion circles of their market. Los Angeles is no stranger to its own Fashion Week archetype, as a wide assortment of producers have given rise to hundreds of Fashion Week shows for almost twenty years. It’s only natural that Fashion Week would thrive in the city of Los Angeles, seeing as how so many fashion creatives are literally cultivated here day in and day out. On top of being North America’s leader in fashion and apparel manufacturing, while also employing more than double the amount of people than the New York fashion industry, why wouldn’t L.A. become one of the most renowned cities for a Fashion Week?

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The most unique thing about L.A. Fashion Week is how its roster of productions has extended past the standard “week” of shows, to two weeks...and a few additional days. The scheduling of the shows is crucial because the city’s industry influencers cannot be in two places at once if shows happen to overlap. The current lineup consists of: Project Ethos; Africa Fashion Week L.A.; Art Hearts Fashion; Los Angeles Fashion Council; and the headlining production, Style Fashion Week. Every production has its own elements and distinctive contribution to Fashion Week as a whole. Everything from the selection of showcasing designers, booking models, proper lighting & staging, marketing, and sound engineers has to be taken into consideration, as all these productions are essentially competing with one another. Each production invites their own set of media, press, stylists, and industry influencers that play the largest roles in the fashion industry in L.A. It’s important that the right groups of influencers are in attendance of these shows, as they are the ones that will create the buzz for

these designers in the oncoming season. Without the attendees, there’s no room for added growth of business, which is essentially why a fashion show is created in the first place. The whole point of Fashion Week, or any fashion show in general, is to create a platform for designers to show what their lines have to offer and to see how the market will respond. Fashion Week is the best place for a designer to gather all of their media contacts and potential buyers in one location for one solid viewing of their collection. This leaves the response to the line in the hands of the attendees. If the media doesn’t like it, the audience will know, and if the buyers aren’t impressed, then the collection runs the risk of not being carried in stores for purchase. Regardless of what business may or may not come from each individual show, the gamut of attendees use Fashion Week as a means to connect for the sole purpose of celebrating fashion. From bloggers to stylists, industry socialites to interns, one thing is clear across all groups: the demand for L.A. Fashion Week is here to stay.

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he Los Angeles fashion circuit is home to several elite designers that are household names on the Fashion Week runway every season. These designers have become staples to the industry by proving themselves as true artists with a solid voice that resonates through their collections at every show. One designer who always stands out as a visionary on the runway is the incomparable Alexis Monsanto. This upcoming season, Alexis Monsanto will be presenting his newest collection inspired by what he calls “women in power.” For this collection, Monsanto drew inspiration from real-life women and fictional characters from film and television to create a collection that, as Alexis states, “goes from boardroom to bedroom”. Monsanto has created some of the most impressive shows to ever grace the runways of L.A. Fashion Week, by pushing through boundaries with every new collection. What audiences see at a Alexis Monsanto show is that he really knows how to make his vision come to life. Joshua Pinkay sat with Alexis Monsanto during a photo shoot with famed photographer, Irvin Rivera, to get an in-depth Q&A session about Fashion Week from the designer’s perspective. JP: As one of the prominent designers on the runway of L.A. Fashion Week, what would you say is the best part of the Fashion Week experience?

AM: The best part is getting to showcase my artistry and creativity to the whole world and premiering my collection for a particular season. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but from an artist’s point of view, it’s like unveiling a piece of your soul. You make yourself open to any type of criticism whether it be positive or negative, and to that I say, “Bring it on. I can take it!” This is like a test or gauge of your artistic capacity. JP: You’re considered one of the prime elite designers in Los Angeles. Do you ever feel like you’re competing with other designer on the runway?

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which means that I have to outdo my last show. JP: What is your main goal when presenting on the runway?

AM: My main goal is to make sure that my shows are entertaining and that the collection lives up to the expectations of the crowd. If in a prior year I received a standing ovation from a crowd of one-thousand attendees, then that’s validation that I did well. I’m a very quiet person and generally I like for my work to speak for itself. I don’t like to brag or talk about the clothing before I unveil a collection. I prefer to wait for what the people have to say right after I present. I think saying too much about the collection before it’s unveiled can hurt the audience’s expectations and ruin the element of surprise from my work. Expect the unexpected. JP: Have you ever had a negative runway experience, and if so, what measures do you take to avoid that?

AM: In 2012, I had a big issue with my music. I couldn’t come up with it until the very last minute. Everything else was taken care of from the collection, to the styling, etc., but the music wasn’t finalized. Thankfully, I had help from some creative friends who worked on my music in the editing room, because I refused to start my show without finalized music. I took that experience to make sure that I always had every element finished weeks before the date of the show. JP: Not including the show production staff, about how many people do you bring in from your own team to help put your show together?

AM: I usually have a team of creative people helping me, comprised of interns, seamstresses, sample makers, and stylists. My sample makers have been working with me since 1996-97, and I keep them around because they know my work ethic and what I expect from them. They understand the finishing and quality of work I want because they’ve been trained. As for my stylists, I collaborate with Jesse J from Jesse J Collections, who has been working with me for quite some time on photo shoots and shows in different states and cities. The whole team ranges from between five to eight people. JP: What is your take on L.A. Fashion Week in comparison to other cities that you’ve presented in?

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mainly because Los Angeles is the manufacturing capital of fashion in the U.S. The goods, workforce, and distribution facilities are all here. We’re making Los Angeles as an important city that would compliment Fashion Weeks from cities like New York, London, Milan, Paris, and Tokyo. I believe that Los Angeles is respected and noticed world-wide. JP: On the day of your show, do you get nervous? How do you stay calm and collected?

AM: Oh, now that’s a tough question! I go crazy on the day of a show! (laughing). Usually on the day of the show, I wake up, not having had a lot of sleep the night before because, even though the collection is finished, I’ll have other things on my mind. It could be a number of things because we don’t live in a perfect world, so anything can go wrong. I’ll be thinking about props, accessories, or anything outside of the collection itself that is an important element to the show. I’m a Taurus, so I can be a bit stubborn and very set on something once my mind is made up. I like to make sure all the elements of the show are taken care of ahead of time because I don’t have time to create a “Plan B” on how to present my vision. On the day of my show, I make sure to take a few minutes to lock myself in a corner to be alone and quiet so that I can find my center and collect my thoughts. JP: How involved are you with the factors that go into your show such as model selections or song choice?

AM: I’m very hands on with those decisions. The whole artistic concept and vision comes from me. When I create the collection, I already see the types of models I want in the garments. Even in the quietness of my atelier in the middle of the night when I finish a certain garment and it’s draped on the dress form, I will look at myself in the mirror while listening to music and figuring out a walk with the garment. The entire 120

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creative process of the show is 100% from my vision. JP: Explain the backstage experience from the designer’s perspective on the day of the show.

AM: (Laughing) Now that’s a fun question! It’s a little chaotic, but I always talk to my creative team beforehand. I usually share my vision and my points of view and the looks with my stylists and beauty team. I show them the boards weeks before and then again right before the show to go over final looks with styling, hair, makeup, etc. So it’s kinda chaotic at first, but when I see that everything is done the way I want it, then I know I don’t have to throw a fit. LOL. JP: Who do you typically invite to your shows?

AM: I want to make sure that all the elements of my show are balanced, and that even applies to the people in attendance. It’s important to have the right celebrities, the right buyers, and the right VIP’s attending. In short, I don’t want random riff-raff in the audience of my show. I align myself with the right production/organization that puts my show together to ensure this. JP: Is there anything that you haven’t done with your runway shows that you hope to accomplish one day?

AM: I want flying models! LOL. No, but in all seriousness, I admire the craziness that I see from shows like designer, John Galliano. It’s a challenge to achieve certain things, but I like those challenges. I want to be able to bring my ideas to life rather than just leaving them in my imagination. If I can have models floating on water, elevated in the air, or descending from a capsule, I think I would like that. There’s so many crazy ideas that I can come up with to shock the audience. There’s always room for improvement, and there’s always a way to get something done.


THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Press Pit R eal Estate

The best seats in the house belong to the crew behind the camera—how you get there is another story

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he coveted Press Pit at every fashion show is the prime location for photographers and media to get the best images on the runway. Usually this is a section at the end of the runway, also known as Media Risers, that is sectioned off specifically for photographers of the media. Every official Fashion Week across the globe makes sure to accommodate an appropriate press pit. Without it, the major media outlets at every Fashion Week wouldn’t get the quality images necessary for their articles and reviews of the shows. One of the co-founders of The LA Fashion Magazine and the current chief photographer of runway, Kai He, wanted to give our reader’s some insight on what it’s like for media in the press pit and what requirements are necessary to be allowed access to such a major location in the runway room. What would you say is a requirement to have a guaranteed spot in the Press Pit?

The number one factor is how well known and how well recognized your media is. The key beyond that is for your media outlet to have a good relationship with the show producers. Photographers want to shoot for a reputable media outlet and communicate that they represent that outlet and deserve a good spot in the pit. What would you say is the number one complaint photographers encounter at a fashion show?

A professional runway show should have photographers that know what they are doing. Occasionally there are some photographers that will make rookie mistakes like using flash photography. Flash ruins the shot for every other photographer in the pit, so it’s definitely frowned upon. Also, space is limited in the pit, so it can get pretty cramped in there. It’s important to have good interpersonal skills so that you can be considerate to other photographers who might want your space, even though you are being paid to shoot in that location. What’s your best piece of advice for photographers who want to get into the press and media side of Fashion Week?

Given the fact that the pit can only accommodate a limited number of photographers, it’s important that you align yourself with a reputable media outlet. Many photographers have a passion for shooting runway, but when it comes to shooting runway for your own personal needs, it won’t really get you anywhere. Some runway shows hire inhouse photographers that have worked with designers previously. In this case, if the designer wants you in the press pit, then they can request for you to have access to a spot in the media risers. This, of course, depends on how strict the guidelines are between productions, because some shows are stricter than others. How is the proper media selected to be in the press pit?

Usually, every production has a Media Manager that assures the major media outlets get the shots they need on the runway. There are instances when major media outlets can request a photographer to be moved so that the major media can take that photographer’s spot in the press pit. In the case for the L.A. Fashion Magazine, we make sure to do the proper leg work to arrive early and get our best spot in the pit just to avoid conflicts and to be fair to other photographers. What is the level of professionalism required from photographers in a press pit?

It depends on experience, honestly, but for example, if you go to a professional runway show that is well lit and constructed, it’s not difficult to get quality images from the show. Now in some cases, larger productions may use theatrical sets and runways that aren’t lit as well as plain white runways. It’s during these instances where the best photographers shine and their expertise comes into play. What’s your favorite part of shooting a runway show?

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Walking the Runway Twin of a Kind have people looking twice at models on the catwalk

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o runway show is complete without the proper models to walk in a designer’s garments. Let’s face it, without models, there is no show. Los Angeles is home to hundreds of models that vie for spots in Fashion Week every season. Most of the top models in L.A. audition for the same productions all at once, so naturally, designers end up choosing models that are being shared in other shows. Two models that are no strangers to the runway are Desiree Glover and Erin Green, most commonly known in the L.A. fashion circuit as “Twin of a Kind”. The Twin of Kind models have been in high demand during L.A. Fashion Week for several years now. Designers are drawn to their elegant runway walks and stylized routines. Audiences are always so impressed with their precision on the runway, that it’s almost hard to believe how in sync they are with each other’s poses and movements. Designers enjoy a good “wow factor” in their shows from time to time, so it’s no surprise that Twin of Kind are requested to walk so often. The L.A. Fashion Magazine wanted an in-depth interview with the twins to talk about their experiences on the runway and what it’s like to be a Model In Demand.

but also help to sell their collection, while displaying the versatility and movement of each garment. It simply gives us pleasure to have fun, and not just walk like most models are used to. As the industry changes, audience expectation does as well. L.A. Fashion Week is not only about fashion but entertainment too! They not only come to a show to view the upcoming styles and fashions but they come to be entertained as well. And it’s important to us that we deliver, and that’s exactly what we do, provide entertainment. We enjoy networking and building relationships. Individuals find our showcase on the runway to be intriguing and it helps to gain more relationships than you can imagine. Our talent also initiates conversations that more than likely will land us our next gig. One thing we have learned from this industry is that you must be confident and knowledgeable or it will eat you alive fast. Stars are born every day and in order to stay relevant you must perfect your craft and be true to yourself.

character and encouraged us to push harder.

Q: How many years have you two been participating in the Fashion Week scene in Los Angeles? We have been in the Fashion Week scene for 10 years - we hope that doesn’t give our age away, LOL! Our experience includes working with extraordinary talents to include print work, catalogue, trade and market shows. All this has helped us develop wonderful relationships over the years. This industry is brutal and within a 10 year timespan, we’ve developed tough skin to endure rejection. However, rejection has only built our

Q: What’s your favorite part about walking in L.A. Fashion Week? Our favorite part is that we are able to walk the catwalk with our best friend. We’re happy to know that we are still in demand and most clients hire us together, and together we bring a certain element to any event. The creativity designers come up with when they have us to walk for them is always unique. They choose us as the show stoppers or to add entertainment to their show, and it gives us such pleasure to be able to choreograph a routine that will not only wow the crowd

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Q: What’s your least favorite part...? The industry has become so tainted when it comes to knowing the models worth. Clients, designers, photographers and production companies must understand that modeling is a career for most in this industry and take it very seriously. However, when a client does not pay the model their worth (their time, their craft and their professionalism), it only shows how unappreciated we are. The going rate for model compensation is “gain exposure and/or trade for print”. That might work for aspiring models but for models that are seasoned it simply doesn’t pay the bills. It is true, that as long as there are models wanting to get their feet wet in this industry, they are willing to receive free gigs for exposure and experience. And as long as they are out there, the industry will continue to utilize models that are willing


to work for free but at what cost? We believe that experienced/seasoned models are prostituting their talents when they accept modeling gigs for free especially when it forces us to just stay in the game to keep relevant.

and entertainment on the runway. Our synchronized rhythmic flare on the runway has been requested to grace the runways in designer shows. To be in high demand means that we must step our game up every season to provide designers with a new arrangement of choreography for each show. Although we understand that designers or patrons expect traditional runway modeling, Twin of a Kind can deliver on both aspects as show stoppers.

Q: On average how many designers do you walk for each season? On average we walk for about 20 designers throughout LA Fashion Week. LA Fashion Week consists of a variety of shows/productions that make up LA Fashion Week and each production company will service their own lineup of designers which gives models more opportunities. Q: Have you ever been double booked for shows, and if so, what factor goes into deciding which show you’re not going to walk in? Don’t tell anyone! This is what we didn’t want you to know, but we are identical twins and you can’t tell us apart, LOL! There have been times when we have double booked for shows. However, we do not recommend this unless you are aware of the risks (the risk of not being on time for the next show, not being able to have enough time to receive a complete makeup and hair change, the location being too far away to account for traffic delays, and getting fired and ruining your reputation with those designers). Designers don’t particularly like for the model to double book and they prefer that the model walks solely for them on their day of their showcase. As models we truly understand, but from a models perspective, we must consider a few things: 1) Are we getting paid? 2) is this designer going to bring us great exposure? 3) is the timing perfect enough for us to get to the next destination with enough time for hair and makeup changes? Of course we would like to participate in both shows but the odds are against us. You must consider choosing the designer that is going to assist

you with furthering your career. At times when we’re double booked, we utilize the twin factor to get us through most situations. Being a twin has its benefits. Q: What is it like for you knowing that you’re in such high demand between designers every season? It’s an honor to know that we’re in high demand between designers every season. To know that our audience appreciates our craft and are looking forward to it each year is amazing. However, being in high demand means perfecting our craft. Many people think that runway modeling is a simple task and all you have to do is walk. Modeling takes personal essence, precision, balance, and core work. That is essential to delivering a “signature” walk. Twin of a Kind is a specialty item that cannot be duplicated. Twin of a Kind embodies the true essence of fashion

Q: As professional models, what are your opinions on L.A. Fashion Week as a whole, and do you feel there is any room for improvement? LA Fashion Week has become a major game changer in the industry of fashion and is a great platform for models to get their feet wet. We consider all experiences to be a learning experience and LA Fashion Week has definitely given us our start. Besides being one of the destinations in the world to visit, Los Angeles is the place where you’ll find a variety of culture and talent in this industry. However, coming from a models perspective there is definitely room for improvement. A couple of things come to mind. 1) This applies to not only LA but the industry period...give all models of all ethnicity a chance to walk for you (designer) and throw out the ratio card on ethnicity. Imagine if we were to flip the card around and have all African American models and one or two Caucasian models. There are many ethnic groups that audition to walk in L.A. Fashion Week, but are not chosen. We have to change our mindsets and put people of color on the catwalks. Our society is a melting pot and to see just ‘white faces’ on the catwalk is saying that we are not ready to acculturate.

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF PEACE By Michael O’Neill On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace Michael O’Neill, Eddie Stern, H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

Designer Nails is a thoughtfully constructed book on how to: “Create Art at Your Fingertips” a step-by-step breakdown on the decorating of your fingernails from basic designs to intricate geometric patterns. The book starts with “Ami’s Basic Manicure” detailing the correct preparation of nails, techniques needed to achieve healthy nails and tips on how to maintain your manicure. Ami thinks of nails as “tiny canvases” and hopes her book will “inspire and encourage the inner artist” in all of her readers. Pulling ideas from textiles to art museums, Ami has put together an attractive collection of nail design ideas. The functional size and consistency of the book’s composition makes it accessible and easy to use. It’s fun and bright with vibrant colors, and I especially liked the clever “flippable” access which is a finger outline traced onto the front spine of the book that gives each page a fingernail representation thus allowing the reader to flip through and at a glance see every unique design. With names like “Pop Dots”, “Galactic Paradise” and “Triangular Funk” there should be something in here for every occasion. Designer Nails would make a neat gift or could help style up your coffee table.

In his mesmerizing book, On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace, Michael O’Neill captures the core of yoga with a stunning collection of photographs from around the world. O’Neill allows the “poses of peace” to convey their loving message of serenity no matter if performed on the poverty-stricken streets of India, or in an upscale Beverly Hills studio. Along with his photos come soul pleasing captions and thought provoking essays from leading yogis H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Eddie Stern. The Architecture of Peace is a photographic journey that covers the history of yoga, charts the spread of yoga to popular culture throughout the world, and explores the health and healing benefits that a yoga practice can bring. The age-old discipline of yoga has become a modern global community of 30 million practitioners, all united in physical, mindful and spiritual practice, and O’Neill has captured the essence of this celebration through striking visuals of complex positions, calming rituals, joyful festivals, meditations, and the symbols of yoga. Incorporated in the book are some key yogis of our time including Eddie Stern, Rodney Yee, Dharma Singh Khalsa, B.K.S. Iyengar, as well as those famed for intergrating yoga into their high-profile lives, such as Christy Turlington, Sting and Trudie Styler.

Badgley Mischka, the American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka, has been touted by Vogue as amongst the “Top 10 American Designers.” Over the years they’ve become the darlings of the Hollywood set due to their luxurious, streamlined and thoroughly elegant gowns that have paraded the red carpet countless times. Designs imbued with the allure of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age have become Badgley Mischka’s signature voice; a voice that is carried well by stylish A-list clients like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Madonna, Rihana, Taylor Swift and more. Badgley Mischka: American Glamour celebrates the duo’s success of the past twentyfive years, on and off the red carpet. This book is filled with form-fitting, intricately beaded dresses, ball gowns, and cocktail dresses—all inspired by the masters of a bygone era. Additionally, there is a Bridal Section with extravagant yet delicate, almost mythical gowns, all beautifully presented. This book showcases the very best of Badgley Mischka’s designs in all their shimmeringglittering glory.

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Orange is the capricious color of love at first sight as well as goodbye, I don’t give a damn. Industrially chic. Buddhist in leaning. Timelessly mod with madcap, regal overtones. Orange is the color of gentle remembrance; the perfect mnemonic. True to its color, Orange embodies a myriad of sexy identities in today’s cultural color crush. Long used as a luxury accent and more recently as a decadent way to morph ordinary items into keepsakes, it is the color of now. —tony frere

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