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.

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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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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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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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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.

W AND CHLOÉ’S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

 

On November 3, W and Chloé hosted an intimate dinner party with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and Trustee Sutton Stracke at the MOCA Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The night began with a private, after-hours tour with Vergne of the exhibit, “The Art of Our Time”, which featured works from the permanent collection and a few new acquisitions, followed by a seated rooftop dinner.

Guests including Dan Rothmann, President of Chloé, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shari and Ed Glazer and artist Rosson Crow were treated and a surprise performance by French singer Mahaut Mondino, who was introduced by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

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PENINSULA PARIS TOASTS THE CENTRE POMPIDOU FOUNDATION

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On June 20, W and the Peninsula Hotels celebrated the patrons group of the Centre Pompidou Foundation with a champagne tasting dinner led by Seth Box of Moët Hennessy. Hosted at the Peninsula’s newest property, on Avenue Kléber in Paris, the three-course dinner featured flights of vintage rosé champagne, which was enjoyed by American museum patrons, curators, gallerists and artists as part of the closing night celebration of their annual arts weekend.

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Haute Couture Fashion Week

Chiara Ferragni aka The Blonde Salad in Armani

 

Olivia Palermo in Dior Couture

 

Lupita Nyong’o in PRADA

 

Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Karli Kloss + Doutzen in Atelier Versace 

 

Haute Couture Fashion Week officially kicked off this week in Paris, and it has been an extremely stylish affair! Here is what caught our eye from some of our favorite backstage beauties, fashion bloggers and Hollywood Elite:

This week, Instagram taught us four things:
1.) Chiara Ferragni aka The Blonde Salad- never underestimate the power of the color white let alone a Armani pant suit
2.) Olivia Palermo- Andy Warhol’s flower prints combined with 1995’s Clueless equals one chic day time look for Dior Couture
3.) Lupita Nyong’o- when going out for a night on the town, dazzle under the stars in a sequined Prada gown
4.) Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Karli Kloss + Doutzen- these lovely ladies know how to complete a dream-like sequence when being a part of the Atelier Versace show, with a selfie of course!

W’s CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE SERIES

On June 24th, W hosted, Conversations on Culture, in partnership with RH Contemporary Art – the storied contemporary art gallery in Chelsea. The talk, Inside the Artist’s Studio, with W‘s Arts and Culture Director Diane Solway and Artist Teresita Fernández, was an intimate discussion about creative process and inspiration.

Guests included Maria Brito, Blair Voltz Clarke, David Maupin and VP of Art, Holly Baxter, among many others, who enjoyed listening to personal anecdotes from the artist. Cocktails and hors d’Oeuvres were served in the gallery’s exquisite fifth floor space which showcased the latest exhibit from RH Contemporary’s roster of emerging artists.

W AND AG CELEBRATE THE CREATIVE CLASS

W and AG Jeans, along with Fashion Market Editor Caroline Grosso and singer-songwriter JiHae, hosted an exclusive dinner on July 16 to toast the Creative Class and JiHae’s new album, Illusion of You.

curated a group of 20 notable guests that represented the Creative Class—leading artists, innovators and entrepreneurs in fashion, film, music and art industries. The guests included Langley Fox Hemingway, Tali Lennox, Topaz Page-Green, Michael Dumler, and Danielle Bernstein among others who joined for the evening and went home with their very own denim.

Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival

Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival - Opening Dinner with ISTANBUL'74, W MAGAZINE and CARTIER

Since its inception in 2010, the Istanbul International Arts & Culture Festival has forged cross-cultural relations by gathering leading cultural figures from around the globe.

Guests of the festival are provided the unique opportunity to attend open panels, screenings, workshops and exhibitions. Visit the festival in May 2016 to experience artistic collaborations and performances based on past, present and future topics in arts and culture.

Discover more at istfestival.com.

Best Dressed – Cannes

Chanel Iman in a tulle Zuhair Murad Couture gown

 

Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci

 

Jourdan Dunn in Balmain

 

Gigi Hadid in Tom Ford

 

Sienna Miller in Gucci

 

We must take a moment to stop and OBSESS over the amazing fashion from the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival held from May 13-24. We think it’s safe to say that bold was an understatement this year as we rounded up some of our favorite looks from the festival.