Messika Paris: Noa Move Bangles

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Fostering a femininity that is simultaneously elegant, rock ‘n’ roll and assertive, Valérie Messika, designer and founder of MESSIKA Paris, unveils a new facet of the Move collection with the Noa line. The Noa Move bangles are handmade in 18k gold with meticulously cut pavé set diamonds with three sliding diamonds that symbolize a love of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

KRIZIA LAUNCHES ITS NEW SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION

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The new SS16 Krizia Collection explores sci-marine depths in a potent vision of femininity with a contemporary twist. Silhouettes of sophisticated construction alternate and counterpoint natural and technological textures—volatile and reinforced, ared and pleated, opaque and shiny. An alchemy of culture and nature, reason and instinct and memory and research, the collection boasts unprecedented evolution for this historic brand.

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W and Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Event

Louis Vuitton And W Magazine WRTW SS16 Luncheon With Co-hosts NJ Goldston And Christine Chiu

W and Louis Vuitton hosted a pre-Oscars event with Andrea di Lorenzo, Women’s Ready-to-Wear Director, NJ Goldston and Christine Chiu to celebrate the new Spring Summer 2016 collection. The luncheon, which was held on the terrace of the flagship store in Beverly Hills, entertained notable guests including Kris Jenner, Kay Saatchi, Rochelle Gores Fredston, Shari Glazer and Julia Sorkin.

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W + Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Luncheon

W + Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Luncheon

W + Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Luncheon

W + Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Luncheon

W + Louis Vuitton Pre-Oscars Luncheon

W AND KIMORA LEE SIMMONS

W and Kimora Lee Simmons celebrated the opening of her eponymous flagship boutique in Beverly Hills. The sumptuously appointed single-level store comprises 1,600 square feet and marks Kimora Lee Simmons’ entry into brick and mortar retail. Guests, including actress Sanaa Lathan and stylists Wayman + Micah, were invited to toast the store opening and shop the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund.

In addition to Beverly Hills, the label is also available at kls.com and in luxury boutiques worldwide.

For additional information call 855.746.7557.

W AND CURRENT/ELLIOTT

W and Current/Elliott hosted a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the brand’s Venice boutique on Abbot Kinney. Notable guests from the worlds of art, fashion, film, music and tech enjoyed a night of music by DJ Elle Dee, light bites from Gjelina and a preview of the new social recommendations app REX. Among them: artists Alex Prager and Rosson Crow, singer Mahaut Mondino, blogger Marta Pozzan, REX President Ashley Lent Levinson and Venice-based swimwear designers Lisa Priolo and Carrie Jardine.

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MEET BIANKA LEFFERTS, CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST AND THIS MONTH’S GUEST GURU

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Haircare expert and celebrity hairstylist Bianka Le erts is the go-to when it comes to styling celebrities and fashion insiders for the season’s most fabulous fêtes. Over the years, Bianka has built an impressive list of high-profile clients including Tamara Mellon, Fern Mallis and Marci Klein. As the owner and creative director of the chic and upscale 27 Hampton Salon, Bianka is one of the
most sought-after hair gurus, providing her VIP clients with an elegant and modern retreat.

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As we age, our hair and scalp are exposed to free radicals and other elements—much like our skin. It is crucial to treat your hair and scalp as an extension of your face.

What can be done to fight hair aging?
We can fight hair aging by using hair care products clinically proven to improve the overall health of our hair and scalp, such as the StriVectin Ultimate Restore line. These Keratin-based products are perfect for smoothing and restoring hair back to a healthier state. In addition, the lemongrass extract provides shine while cleansing the hair and scalp.

Learn more at sephora.com or strivectin.com

AKRIS LUNCHEON

 

On November 17th, W and Akris hosted an intimate luncheon with leading mentorship organization Women of Tomorrow. Held at the Matador Room within the Miami Beach EDITION,
Leadership Committee members Jennifer Valoppi, Marisa Toccin Lucas, Suzy Buckley Woodward and Daniela Swaebe, gathered a group of South Florida’s most fashionable and prominent women for an unforgettable afternoon. Guests were greeted with a champagne toast and an exclusive fashion show presentation where key looks from the Akris Spring/Summer 2016 collection were unveiled directly from Paris.

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THE SALON ART + DESIGN “THE BEST DESIGN FAIR IN AMERICA”

 

From the opening evening until the last hours, collectors, designers and tastemakers streamed into the Park Avenue Armory to view and buy at The Salon Art + Design. The fourth edition of the fair was a resounding success for its participants. The 55 exhibitors brought a stylish mix of vintage, modern and contemporary material, leading numerous critics to dub The Salon “the best fair in America.”

Trendsetting designers sought and found the best examples of art deco, mid-century modern, ’60s and ’70s European furniture and ceramics, as well as contemporary design, broadening and deepening the desire for this important material.

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NARS LAS VEGAS

On November 18, W and NARS toasted to the holidays at the NARS Las Vegas boutique in The Forum Shops at Caesars. The evening, hosted by international blogger Marta Pozzan, allowed guests the opportunity to preview the latest makeup and skincare collections, enjoy champagne and sweet treats, and receive custom portraits by famed artist Michelle Vella.

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MARNI SAN FRANCISCO OPENING WITH BAMPFA

On November 4, W celebrated the opening of the Marni San Francisco boutique with co-hosts Sabrina Buell and Alison Pincus. The event benefited the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, whose Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed building opened in early 2016.

Guests including BAMPFA Director Lawrence Rinder, Joy Bianchi, Yves Béhar, Ned and Rachel Topham, Olga Dzilkhova and Sarah Somberg joined Andrea Baldo of Marni for cocktails and shopping at the brand’s two-story boutique on 77 Maiden Lane.

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FABERGÉ COMES TO SAN FRANCISCO

Amir H. Mozaffarian Fine Jewels Official Faberge Debut

Legendary artist/jeweler Fabergé opened this winter in San Francisco together with family-run jewelry boutique Amir H. Mozaffarian, celebrating the launch with a glamorous gala dinner at The Ritz-Carlton.

“We are delighted to see Fabergé return to the West Coast with such an important and long-standing supporter. We are certain that San Francisco’s discerning clientele will welcome Fabergé’s unique fusion of exceptional workmanship and design with beautiful gemstones.” —Sean Gilbertson, CEO, Fabergé

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NORTHPARK CENTER IN DALLAS CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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Dallas’ premier shopping destination, NorthPark Center, is celebrating 50 years of art and style. Through January 4, 2016, NorthPark presents “Art Meets Fashion: 1965–2015″ in partnership
with the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, featuring 29 looks spanning the last 50 years of fashion. NorthPark’s unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques includes Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Cartier, Hublot, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo and more.

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MILLA IN SCOOTER RED FROM MCM

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Founded in 1976 during the Golden Age of Munich, MCM (Modern Creation München) was born out of a desire to be different, with an unparalleled ambition for perfection. The Milla is a truly timeless and utterly ladylike silhouette, made in richly textured pebbled leather with a multi-compartment interior.

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CAVIAR REDEFINED

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This season, designer fine jewelry brand LAGOS introduces Black Caviar, its latest and most innovative collection to date. The collection features sculptural and smooth ceramic caviar beads adorned with radiant 18k gold and brilliant diamonds, making for a timeless yet modern collection. Black Caviar embodies the brand’s elevated vision of bold femininity in jewelry design.

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WEAR LACMA: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Wear LACMA is an art and fashion project featuring limited-edition pieces created by some of Los Angeles’s top designers and inspired by the collections and exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In tandem with the museum’s golden anniversary, this special Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition features exclusive fashion items—ready-to-wear, accessories, clothing and perfumes—created by 19 notable designers. Items from the collection are available for purchase at thelacmastore.org or via farfetch.com.

The Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition is presented in partnership with Farfetch.