RVOC January 2014 : Page 38

[now in o.c. ] faB five Body Beautiful Start the new year by hitting the Spa circuit for Some indulgent wrapper delightS. – PN The Fleur de France’s massage and body wrap treatment at this spa chain boasts an exclusive slimming synergy, thanks in part to the use of essential oils and exotic fruit extracts, including jojoba, lemon, black pepper, Dead Sea salts and bergamot. You’ll leave feeling lighter, brighter and beautiful. $195, salonbellagio.com Bellagio spa and salon 1. O.C. has two of these chic sanctuaries where you can wrap yourself in the Parafango treatment, featuring an exfoliating salt scrub, followed by a warm blanket of Parafango mud that rejuvenates your skin. $155, burkewilliamsspa.com Burke Williams 2. The Detoxifying Wrap uses an elixir of carefully selected herbal extracts designed to cleanse your body of toxins. What a way to start the new year! $230, ritzcarlton.com rocK the toWN the ritz-carlton spa 3. soUtherN charM It’s safe to say a career in fashion was written in the cards for Irvine’s Emily Loftiss (emilyloftiss.com), a former Radio City Rockette (and Georgia native) who relocated from NYC to SoCal last year. Case in point: She once got detention in grammar school for working on her French braid instead of math. Today, this style and beauty blogger (her Loftiss Says has followers around the globe), and brand ambassador for Christian Roth eyewear, is taking our coast by storm. And in March, she’ll serve as a beauty and style host for O.C. Fashion Week. Here, she kicks off her heels—Louboutins, natch—and shares the stylish scoop. –Kristen Schott Tell us about your O.C. Fashion Week gig. I’ll be the host of Fashionista Now the buzz leading up to and during the week. I’ll also be announcing and hosting some of the week’s shows. That sounds like a perfect fit for you. Yes, I covered seven seasons of New York Fashion Week on the catwalk and behind the scenes with the designers, celebrities and supermodels. So, what do you think of O.C. fashion? The first thing I said when I moved here was I needed to revamp my swimsuit collection. In NYC, everyone spends money on coats and boots. Here, everyone lives at the pool. length skirts are the new hemline. Wide-leg and tuxedo pants are superhot. And you’ll be seeing tons of shift dresses. Favorite boutique? Trina Turk. I adore her vibrant prints and wearable fabrics. And the local spot you can’t get enough of? Balboa-the small-town beach vibe is so charming. It’s by far my most favorite place in O.C. What trends will stick this year on our shores? Pastels will be all the rage. Tea-The Winter Pomegranate Body Gelato is a seasonal treat that includes a refreshing scrub, moisturizing wrap and pomegranate gelato finale. Delicious! $140, pelicanhill.com the spa at Pelican hill 4. The signature wrap at Montage Laguna Beach’s elegant spa uses a customized blend of herbs and clay to soothe your muscles, and a Vichy shower to rinse it all away. $225, montagelagunabeach.com The Ritz-Carlton Spa spa Montage 5. Boarding, an online program and trend report where I’ll be speaking with local, national and international stylists to get 38 RIVIER A jAnuARy 2014 emily loftiss photo by amelia stRauss

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