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Fashion Forward February 24, 2012 edition

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  • February 24, 2012 | Page A

    February2012

    For it was not into my ear you whispered,but into my heart. It was not my lips youkissed, but my soul.

    - Judy Garland

  • LETTER FROM THE FASHION DIRECTOR

    There's one word that captures the essence of February in Los Angeles; and that's GLAMOROUS. With the buzzof award season in full swing, the stores are chock-full of curve-hugging, shimmering, graceful creations reminiscentof the truly glamorous days of old Hollywood. We're seeing designers like Armani, Chuiri and Piccioli of Valentino,and Donetella Versace cast their magic and bring updated interpretations of golden era designs worn by such iconicbeauties a Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Judy Garland. A true celebration of the feminine body, and empow-erment of the woman within.

    Judy Garland will always be known to the world for her contralto voice and award winning acting, but only herinner circle of friends enjoyed her creative talents as a writer and poet. The poem My Love Is Lost is one of themany treasures she bestowed to upon her friends in a small book she wrote and featured on this months cover.

    In keeping with our glamorous theme, we take a look at some trend-setting, nostalgic silhou-ettes, featuring an abundance of pleats and drapes in fabrics that say touch me. Dare to bemore creative with your accessories. Try wearing a bracelet or brooch in your hair, let the topof your silk stocking show and by all means, wear those sexy stilettos.

    This season is all about embracing various sides of your personality and no collection exempli-fies that spirit better than Lanvin. Once again, Alber Elbaz has given us earthly goddesses thestyles we've been looking for. So go aheadand dare to be adventurous. On The Cover:

    Dress - Chloe, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills; Earrings - Vhernier, Vhernier Boutique Beverly Hills; Ring - Solange Azagury-Partridge,

    Solange Azagury-Partridge Boutique, Beverly HillsNecklace - Azure of St. Tropez, www.azuresttropez.comHeadband - Louise Green, Louise Green Millinery Co.,

    Los Angeles

    BEVERLY HILLSBEVERLY HILLS || FFaasshhiioonn FFoorrwwaarrdd!!

  • Words to live by? Seeminglyveteran restaurateur Sean MacPherson

    believed so when he bought and restored a

    1920's Mediterranean former four-plex apart-

    ment on 3rd Street, then slowly and lovingly

    reinterpreted the building to create an invit-

    ing, intimate Southern Italian home and gar-

    den. That is il Covo. MacPherson sees the

    restaurant as an extension of his own abode

    and designed it as such, filling it with treas-

    ures he's collected from around the globe.

    After two years of painstakingly perfecting all

    MacPherson and his partners have earned areputation for creating many of the citys

    most influential hotspots, all renowned for

    their unique style, quality and probably most

    impressively - longevity. His portfolio fea-

    tures a long hit parade of successful eateries,

    including Olive, the legendary 90's hotspot

    on Fairfax; Swingers Diner, Jones, Good Luck

    Bar, El Carmen, Swingers Santa Monica, Bar

    Lubitsch, and The Roger Room. Enjoying bi-

    coastal success, he also operates several

    restaurants, hotels and bars in New York and

    Luxuriously plush horseshoe shaped booths

    set amidst a roaring antique fireplace are

    designed to invite cozy and intimate tt a

    tts. Stacks of wine bottles are tucked just

    so into corner niches and a scattering of

    1960's Italian Bitossi lamps impart the perfect

    mood lighting. The restaurant's beautiful

    long bar with its delicate hand-carved cherub

    accents and row of mohair seated stools is the

    ideal locale to enjoy a pre-dinner martini,

    and the enclosed al fresco patio features sal-

    vaged terracotta tiles, marble tables and a

    aspects of the operation; from the careful ren-

    ovation to the precise placement of his eclec-

    tic collection of objects and bounty of art,

    this true labor of love is enjoying a bustling

    trade collective of power lunchers, intimate

    dinner gatherings and a hip late-night supper

    crowd.

    If the devil is in the details - then perhapsit's not surprising to learn that il Covo trans-

    lated means den of thieves. The dark

    mahogany wainscoted walls were finished and

    refinished repeatedly to achieve the perfect

    lived-in patina. The coffered wood ceiling

    was hand painted by international artisans.

    Montauk, equally reputed for their excellence

    and creative flair.

    Perhaps his magic formula is in the details.MacPherson doesn't hire designers.

    Preferring instead to dedicate his time and

    talented eye to personally oversee the con-

    struction and design himself, and thus creat-

    ing surroundings known for their combina-

    tion of delightful style and comfort supreme.

    myriad of vintage treasures. We put a lot of

    work in creating every new detail of this

    space, states MacPherson, but the concept

    for il Covo has always been to produce a

    restaurant that would be perceived as a place

    that has been around for decades.

    As you'd expect, the cuisine at il Covo issuperb. Milanese-born Chef Roberto

    Maggioni has executed a menu that offers

    delicious dishes, all prepared with exceptional

    ingredients and designed to satisfy the

    straightforward lunchtime diner or inspire a

    slow, languid dinner. Night owls can also

    enjoy a bevy of supper items.il Covo8700 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles (310) 858 0020 (www.ilcovo.com)

    il Covo It's All About The Details.

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  • RENDEZVOUSA NIGHT OF SEDUCTION

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    February 24, 2012 | Page E

  • Dress - Azzedine Alaia, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly HillsFur - Edward Lowell, Beverly Hills

    Shoes - Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Boutique Beverly HillsNecklace - Giuseppe Zanotti, Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique, Beverly Hills

    Ring - ISTA Jewelry, www.istajewelry.comBracelet - Vhernier, Vhernier Boutique Beverly Hills

    Previous Page:Dress & Cardigan -J Mendel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills;

    Necklace - (shown in hair) Philip Press, www.platinumrings.comRing - Daniel Gibbings of Montecito, www.danielgibbingsjewelry.com

    Shoes - Dana Davis, Bloomingdales or www.danadavis.com

    || FFaasshhiioonn FFoorrwwaarrdd!!

  • Bracelets - DeLatori, www.delatori.comDiamond cuff - Peace & Love by Nancy Davis,

    www.peaceandlovejewelry.comShoe - Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Boutique, Beverly Hills

    Stockings - Wolford, www.wolford.com

    February 24, 2012 | Page G

  • Dress - Pamella Roland, www.pamellaroland.comBroach - (shown in hair) Erica Courtney,www.ericacourtney.com

    Earrings - Lance Fisher, www.lancesher.com Bracelet -Harry Winston, www.harrywinston.com

    Ring - Asprey of London, www.asprey.com

    || FFaasshhiioonn FFoorrwwaarrdd!!

  • Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly HillsNecklace - Charriol, www.charriolusa.comRing - Lance Fisher, www.lancefisher.comBroach (shown in hair) - Furlong Jewels Inc., Los AngelesStockings - Wolford, www.wolford.comShoes - Giuseppe Zanotti, Giuseppe Zanotti Boutique, Beverly Hills

    February 24, 2012 | Page I

  • BEVERLY HILLSBEVERLY HILLS || FFaasshhiioonn FFoorrwwaarrdd!!

    PPRROOFFIILLEE

    Incredible, sensational, sultry, edgy, exciting.Adjectives and accolades that tumbled from the

    open-mouthed fortunate ones sitting in the front

    rows of the Parisian runway when the 2012 Spring

    ready to wear collection from the house of Lanvin

    was unveiled. Reportedly lead designer; Alber

    Elbaz sought his inspiration from the heavens

    above and Dantes burning inferno far, far below.

    His highly acclaimed "Angels in Hell" collection is

    made up of opposing elements; that in the hands

    of this genius and powerhouse of talent, work

    incredibly well. Elbaz has combined hard and soft

    textiles, joining sleek, minimalist silhouettes and

    metal and leather accents with soft, flowing fabrics

    to create a look that, according to Fashion Etc.,

    can be described as angelically elegant and

    demonically chic. This exciting detour from the

    normally well-behaved, perfectly polished aesthetic

    enjoyed in Lanvins past collections, shakes things

    up rather nicely, giving us more than a hint of dark

    ANGELS IN HELLALBER ELBAZ AND HIS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED COLLECTION

    By Joanne Galey

  • February 24, 2012 | Page K

    LANVINSPRING/ SUMMER 2012

    attitude, gads of architectural tailoring, sub-

    lime detailing, and a good measure of plain

    and simple sexiness. A dark, sultry wanton-

    ness courses through the veins of the entire

    collection that give the pieces a raw energy

    and a sense of urgency and spontaneity. An

    exposed arm defines