In a town where the most wanted stars and hardest-to-get tables shift from week to week, there has long been one steadfast epicenter of cool: the Chateau Marmont. Nestled high in the West Hollywood hills along L.A.’s famed Sunset Boulevard, it’s hotel to some, home to a few (Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes and Humphrey Bogart have been among the residents), clubhouse to others. There’s an eclectic mix of fashion folk, celebrities, artists and musicians who gather there on any given night — no doubt attracted, in part, by the lore of the place. It’s where James Dean and Natalie Wood first met for a Rebel Without a Cause script rehearsal, F. Scott Fitzgerald hung his writer’s hat and Jim Morrison swung on a drain pipe — in an effort to reach the window of his hotel room from the roof. It’s no wonder the hotel has a strict no-photos policy. Fortunately, an exception was made for our Resort 2014 lookbook shoot. So, even if a fireside cocktail at the bar isn’t in your future, you can catch a glimpse of the action here….
One polished, one relaxed. Whether classic stripes and painterly florals, white-on-white, or Morocco and Manet, our Resort 2014 inspirations play off each other in an all-time favorite combination: tomboy meets feminine. We cast the models to show the best of both styles.
Mid-winter wanderlust? Here comes the sun, courtesy of our Resort 2014 collection — crisp whites, chic stripes and painterly florals — and accompanying video, shot at the storied Chateau Marmont. Among the pool and the palms, filmmaker Shane Sigler captures models Laura Kampman and Mirte Maas lounging and exploring to Au Revoir Simone’s upbeat track Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix). They set the mood for the perfect escape.
It’s Modern. is the sort of visually arresting book you can’t digest in one sitting. A terrific celebration of the life of Alexander Liberman, Condé Nast’s storied Editorial Director — who oversaw everything from Vogue and Glamour to House & Garden and Self — it features all the indelible images of his career. Deborah Turbeville’s bathing beauties in white. A cigarette-smoking Marlene Dietrich. Dewy tulip close-ups by Irving Penn. Few have impacted — and redefined — magazine culture like he did. But the book, by former Vogue Design Director (and Liberman protégé) Charles Churchward, highlights his personal artwork as well, uncovering the story behind his numerous abstract paintings, massive metal sculptures and intimate photographs of Picasso, Matisse and Giacometti in their own studios. The resulting oeuvre, which spans much of the 20th century, is impressively vast and just plain impressive.
From left: Cover of the first edition of Liberman’s book, The Artist in his Studio, 1960, from Viking Press; the cover of It’s Modern.: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman by Charles Churchward, Rizzoli New York, 2013
‘Tis the season for making spirits bright and, this year, Tory’s presents for her three girls are bursting with vivid hues. Something sweet, something sporty, plus a perfect pop of accessories to start the new year right.
What to give the person who has everything? IfOnly has a few slam-dunk ideas. The members-only website offers truly unique experiences — fantasies, really — just a click away: Think a private coaching session with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana or a weekend getaway in Vegas that includes time on the tennis court with Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. And the best part about it? All proceeds go straight to the charity of the celebrity’s choice. Here, IfOnly founder Trevor Traina tells us a little bit about what inspired him to start the company, as well as how he relaxes over the holidays now that he’s made creative gifting so much easier…Read More
Not everyone’s bracing for a snow-filled weekend. For Malibu resident Jodi Guber Brufsky, Founder of lifestyle and activewear line Beyond Yoga, this time of year includes sunny temps — 70° by Sunday — and the occasional beach excursion. Here, we spoke to Jodi, who gave us her insider guide to Malibu and her secrets to staying healthy and zen this busy holiday season.Read More
Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist and youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, is an inspiration. This week, she received the United Nations Human Rights Prize — an award once bestowed upon Nelson Mandela. In tribute, we’re spreading Malala’s message of hope and women’s empowerment, which she recently shared with the students of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools, many of whom come from low-income families and will be the first in their family to attend college; all have faced hardship in their quest for schooling. To help the cause for girls’ education, the Tory Burch Foundation recently donated ballet flats for the TYWLS Stand in Our Shoes initiative. Together with letters of encouragement written by the students, the shoes were shipped across the globe to girls who attend a hidden school in Afghanistan. Watch the shoes’ journey — as well as Malala’s inspiring speech — in the video above.
A spray of festive color, grounded in the natural texture of birch bark. Unexpected and understated, a simple rustic vase like this is the perfect decorative respite: cool gray in the midst of holiday’s exuberance for red and green.
Accessories designer Kara Ross opened a brand-new flagship on New York’s Madison Avenue, a jewel box of a boutique befitting her gorgeous cabochon rings, split-gemstone pendants and bejeweled exotic clutches. With the holiday season in full swing, we talked to Kara — here wearing Tory’s Shirley jacket — about accessorizing (and gifting!) for the season.Read More