ANGE - May 2015
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SALON SPOTLIGHT GOLDEN GLOW GODDARD + BRAGG DEBUTS FROM ONE OF HAIR’S HOTTEST DUOS. By Amanda Friedman Portrait by Melissa Valladares CUTTING EDGE Lorri Goddard and Chris Turner-Bragg at their namesake salon For celebrity colorist Lorri Goddard and hairstylist Chris Turner-Bragg, the seeds for opening their new salon were planted many years ago, when both were beginning their careers at Sally Hershberger at John Frieda. “We have known each other for about 14 years,” says Goddard, “and have always worked together great as a team, even if we haven’t always been at the same geographical location.” Now, they have a permanent spot to call their own: Goddard + Bragg, located inside the renowned Kinara Spa on Robertson Boulevard. “We really wanted a ’70s Halston vibe, so we wanted it to feel clean and open and chic, but at the same time comfortable,” Goddard says of the jewel-box space, which comes complete with a picturesque outdoor terrace and discreet side entrance that’s perfect for their high-profile clientele. Turner-Bragg has made a name for himself cutting the locks of society ladies like Jacqui Getty and Pamela Skaist-Levy, while Goddard has become the go-to colorist for Hollywood blondes like Reese Witherspoon, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Jennifer Lawrence. Recently, Goddard created an international sensation when she masterminded Kim Kardashian’s dramatic transformation from brunette to platinum bombshell, just in time for Paris Fashion Week. “That was a fun fashion moment,” she says in her signature understated manner. So what is the key to the duo’s perfect pairing? “We’re in sync with everything, and we have the same eye,” explains Turner-Bragg. Adds Goddard, “This is our miracle salon, and we are just so grateful.” Cuts from $185, color from $150, 656 N.Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.321.4035, goddardbragg.com MAKE YOUR MARK Art and Sole SIGNATURE REQUIRED The ABC’s loafer, $695, at Charlotte Olympia. Ready to step up your spring style game? Allow us to introduce you to Charlotte Olympia’s ABC flats. Available in seven covetable hues, the cheeky Brit brand’s new line of calfskin smoking slippers features grosgrain piping, gold-toned heels and 52 interchangeable leather stickers. With 26 letters and just as many corresponding motifs to choose from (think lips, sunglasses and even a retro telephone), you can customize to your heart’s content. Affix your initials to work the monogram trend or let the illustrated style booklet inspire your choices with alphabetic suggestions like “C is for Champagne” and “D is for diamonds.” If you ask us, “B is for brilliant!” 474 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.276.1111, charlotteolympia.com –Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle TRENDWATCH LIFE’S A PICNIC …OR AT LEAST IT SHOULD BE. SLIP INTO GINGHAM, THIS SEASON’S SUNNIEST STAPLE, AND TOAST TO SUMMER! By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle CHECKS, PLEASE! 1. Small Manray satchel, $1,795, by Mark Cross at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills 2. Gingham Kieran shirtdress, $1,590, by Altuzarra at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills and Firenze t-strap sandals, $995, similar styles by Altuzarra at net-a-porter.com 3. White studded cat eye sunglasses, $565, by Prada at Sunglass Hut 4. Diorknot belt, $740, by Dior, Beverly Hills 5. Vintage 2004 Champagne, $159, by Dom Pérignon at nearest fine wine purveyor 6. Lalique 100 Points by James Suckling Champagne flutes, $140 each, at Lalique, Beverly Hills 7. Wool blanket, $1,100, at Bottega Veneta, L.A. 8. Kitty cutout leather peep-toe pumps, $875, by Tabitha Simmons at net-a-porter.com 9. Bubbles earrings, $179,000, by Chanel Fine Jewelry at Chanel, Beverly Hills 10. Happy Diamonds timepiece with 2.54 carats of diamonds and stainless steel case, $37,570, by Chopard at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills ABOUT FACE All in the Family For Malibu resident Jami Morse Heidegger, beauty has always been a way of life. So it’s not surprising that along with her husband, she—who took over her family’s iconic skincare brand, Kiehl’s, in 1988—has recently launched Retrouve, a four-piece anti-aging line available at Ron Robinson (from $455, 8118 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323. 651.1800, ronrobinson.com). “The Retrouve products were initially developed not for the... market but for my personal use,” says Morse Heidegger. “After selling Kiehl’s to Loreal in 2000, I worked for many years with my chemist to create preparations using only supremely efficacious select anti-aging ingredients in superior concentrations, set in luxurious textures. Because it was for my personal use only, there was no compromising in the cost, quality or research behind ingredients or processes used to make the products.” The tightly edited line integrates a high concentration of deeply nourishing actives (squalane and vitamins E and C), preventive antioxidants (white tea, pomegranate) and powerful restoratives (apple stem cells), all of which work together to bring out a supple, radiant complexion. To pack an extra punch, try the new Retrouve Facial (from $1,500, Skin Style, 436 N. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.210.7664, skinstyleinc.com), which uses radio frequency, ultrasound, oxygenation and LED lights to help with overall absorption of the potent product. –Laura Eckstein Jones SKIN DEEP Retrouvé’s Jami Morse Heidegger; Dynamic Nourishing face cream, $455, by Retrouvé at Ron Robinson. ONE TO WATCH COMING UP ROSES Rose Mclver’s passion and talent shine through in TV series iZombie. By Meg McGuire MY FAIR LADY Rose McIver’s new series, iZombie, premiered earlier this spring. When actress Rose McIver finished reading the script for CW’s new series iZombie, deciding to take the leading role in Rob Thomas’ and Diane Ruggiero’s drama was a no-brainer. “It’s very unusual and very original. I really loved the quality of the writing,” says the actress, best known for her breakout role in The Lovely Bones. McIver plays Liv, a medical student-turnedzombie who takes a gig at the morgue to satisfy her need for sustenance: human brains. After many hours of research and staying up late watching horror films like 28 Hours Later and Night of the Living Dead, the New Zealand-born actress’ performance as Liv is both compelling and authentic. From hours of character analysis to familiarizing herself with the cast and crew preproduction, it’s obvious that McIver takes her job seriously and only accepts roles that she’s passionate about and connected to, whether they be small indie films or big-budget productions. “I am really interested in telling stories about things that I care about and working with people that are a pleasure to see every day. [In the] long term, if this keeps me happy, I will keep doing it,” she says. With her fierce commitment to acting, it’s undeniable that McIver’s future shines bright. FAB COLLAB UNDER THE RUG Hand-tufted Topo Fog rug, $8,800 for 8 foot by 10 foot, by Jamie Bush Collaboration Soft Landing “I had a client for whom I wanted to create a custom rug based on an abstract topographical map,” explains L.A.-based designer Jamie Bush about the genesis of his first rug design in partnership with Marc Phillips, the Jamie Bush Collaboration. “The Marc Phillips team knew exactly how to achieve the effects I wanted,” Bush says. “From primarily hand-tufting most of the rug to adding contrasted loop pile and carving the entire creation, it made it look as if it had been worn by the sand and sea.” Available in three colorways, the collection contains an additional rug inspired by one of Bush’s abstract paintings. “I have a high level of respect for Jamie’s taste, style and eye for design,” says Bobby Partial, founder and managing partner of Marc Phillips. “In a short period of time I have learned so much from him.” 815 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.652.9222, marcphillipsrugs.com –James Munn MUST READ TO BE FRANK A NEW, LOCALLY PRODUCED QUARTERLY EXPLORES L.A.’S SOCIAL ISSUES IN DEPTH. FENCED IN Bode Helm’s “Lady and the Tramp” photo decorates the pages of Frank LA’s new issue. Art reflects life within the pages of Frank LA, a loose-leaf multiplatform album where original artwork, photography and interviews craft social commentary around themes that are big in Los Angeles. Created by publishing veteran Alison Miller, digital media entrepreneur Patrick Gil and real estate developer Cindy Troesh, Frank LA ($295 per issue, $775 for an annual subscription) taps curators like LAXART’s Lauri Firstenberg to assemble local creators who eloquently capture L.A.-centric issues through various creative mediums. “L.A. is ground zero for the contemporary art scene,” says Miller, who knew she wanted to address the city’s wealth disparity and the people of Skid Row for the magazine’s first issue. Miller worked alongside city officials and community organizers while collaborating with photographers like Bode Helm and artists such as Anna Sew Hoy to spotlight the needs and concerns of Skid Row’s homeless population. “Artists are so generous,” says Miller of the magazine’s contributors, all of which instantly recognized the need for the publication, adding, “I think homelessness is close to many artists’ hearts.” With two more releases slated for the year—the next theme will address traffic—and a circulation cap of 2,000 copies per issue, Frank LA’s archive of 12-inch-by-16-inch art prints aims to be both a source for inspired creative work and a tool to incite action around social and political issues. “The landscape is so inspiring: the colors, the sounds, the people and their stories,” says Miller, who plans on using Frank LA to begin a broader, citywide dialogue, adding, “We wanted to make this a conversation that could effect change.” frankcities.com –Shontel Horne SOLE SEARCHING Signed, Heeled, Delivered It’s no secret that Prada heels have a cult following. So when the Italian luxury brand introduced a made-toorder program of its Décolleté pump last spring, shoe lovers rejoiced. With a variety of colors and styles from which to choose, the possibilities were seemingly endless. Prada has taken it a step further by introducing three of its iconic prints to the limitededition program, available May 1 to 12 at the brand’s Beverly Hills boutique. There is the octagon, plus lilies and tulips, all available in Saffiano leather or duchesse satin, plus a rosebud-print lining option for its crocodile and kid leathers. With an expanded array of eight styles and seven heel heights, it’s a true shoe-in. From $745, 343 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.278.8661, prada.com –Shannon Adducci ON THE HEELS Duchesse Ottagono made-to-order Décolleté pump, $780, at Prada. SEEING STARS KELLY OSBOURNE and SHARON OSBOURNE perused the Ashley Pittman jewelry trunk show at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. • MEG RYAN and LAURA DERN caught up over dinner at Italian eatery Locando Portofino. • LEA MICHELE and JENNA DEWAN-TATUM noshed on lobster carpaccio at Yellowtail Sunset right before the resto announced a concept change. • DUSTIN HOFFMAN dined at new Brentwood hot spot Baltaire during opening week. • RACHEL ZOE, RODGER BERMAN and their sons relaxed in a poolside cabana at the Montage Beverly Hills. –The Editors BEAUTY BUZZ PRIMP & PRIME THREE TOP BEAUTY BRANDS DELIVER THEIR DISTINCTIVE FLAIR TO L.A.’S BUZZIEST SHOPPING SPOTS. By Beth Weitzman LOOKIN’ GOOD Aesop’s Silver Lake location, at 3513 Sunset Blvd., is striking in its spare, minimalistic design, which merges precision-hewn volcanic rock, forged steel and weathered Douglas fir. Praised for its potent, antioxidant-spiked ingredients and minimalist packaging, Aesop, the cult-favorite Aussie apothecary, is the epitome of understated cool. Created in collaboration with San Francisco-based architecture studio Randolph Designs, Aesop’s newest locale (8368 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.852.1187, aesop.com) was designed around the superficial, skin-like qualities of concrete in all its forms: cement, stucco, mortar and plaster. “When seeking new locations, we take our time to consider the true feel of a neighborhood: the landscape, the culture, the existing retail. In Silver Lake, we were excited to immerse ourselves in a vibrant creative community. On West 3rd Street, our store is nestled among Son of a Gun, Concept and Juice Served Here—the diversity appeals, and it feels like a natural home,” says Stuart Millar, general manager and president, America. Further west, hip blowout destination Drybar just opened its 12th Los Angeles location (452 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.359.6419, thedrybar.com). The newbie is “nestled in the perfect spot right between La Scala; IL Trammezino; and my alltime favorite nail salon, Olive & June,” says founder Alli Webb. Just like its sister spots, the Bev Hills locale offers a menu of $40 blowouts (plus an array of add-on treatments) with a backdrop of looping chick flicks and glasses of wine and bubbly. What’s not to love? Mark your calendars, beauty junkies. On June 15, Bluemercury will bow its finely curated collection of luxury skincare—including Natura Bissé and Tom Ford—in a new 1,400-squarefoot space (402 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, bluemercury.com). In addition to high-end products, the store will boast a state-of-the-art spa treatment room. “As a native Californian, I am thrilled to join the Santa Monica community and extend our presence in California,” says co-founder and CEO Marla Malcolm Beck, whose own line, M-61, is available exclusively. Fans can expect to see even more expansion, as the brand was recently acquired by Macy’s. SWEET DREAMS Down-Under Invasion When you walk through the door of Australian import Lazybones, you feel as though you’re in a lighter, airier version of Anthropologie. That’s no coincidence, as founder Tracey Hocking’s high-end bedding and clothing line is sold in Anthropologie stores. Hocking launched a U.S. website three years ago and felt as though she needed a shop where people could see and feel her floral pillowcases, patchwork curtains and cotton voile apparel in person (bedding, $50 to $325). Hocking chose Santa Monica’s Main Street as her first stateside outpost because of its laid-back vibe. “Main Street feels like a blend of Byron Bay and parts of Sydney and Melbourne that I love,” she says. The boutique also carries gifts from other lines, such as Modern Sprout’s self-watering herb kits, Love Mae’s bamboo dinnerware and Nancy Bird’s leather shoes. Even more charming is the outdoor garden, filled with found objects repurposed as vessels. No wonder Andie McDowell and Robin Wright have already discovered this gem. 2929 Main St., Santa Monica, 800.240.5897, lazybonesusa.com –Elizabeth Jenkins KEEP COZY Lazybones’ 100 percent cotton pillowcases in different patterns, $45 for a set. MY CITY Face the Music ROCK 'N' ROLL Pete Wentz’s band, Fall Out Boy, wraps up its national tour later this summer in L.A. “I feel lucky that we still get to make noise in the year 2015,” admits Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz about the band’s sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, which shot straight to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top 200 when it was released earlier this year. In honor of the musical feat, the band is heading out on a national tour June 10 that concludes at The Hollywood Bowl Aug. 10. “I like meeting people around the world and realizing how different and similar we are all at once,” says Wentz about being on tour, but he is always happy to have a home to come back to. “I feel like I have carved out a small place in Los Angeles that is mine, and I really appreciate it. I’ve made some lifelong friends [in L.A.].” Here is where Wentz gets his kicks when he’s off the road. –Kelsi Maree Borland Take a Walk “The grounds of Greystone Mansion (905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, 310. 285.6830, greystonemansion.org), a former privately owned mansion, are fun whether you are just walking around or want a giant lawn hill to roll down. It’s secluded and perfect.” Go on a Date “Mr. Chow (344 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.278.9911, mrchow.com) is the kind of place you can go and feel like you dressed up for date night, but it is still intimate.” Grab Brunch “Sweet Butter Cafe (13824 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.788.2832, sweetbutterkitchen.com) is a little valley treasure. It’s both kid- and dogfriendly. My vegan friends can smash kale here, but they also have fried chicken and waffles on the menu.” See Some Art “OHWOW Gallery (937 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.652.1711, oh-wow.com) always has cool shows. One of my recent favorites was Daniel Arsham.” Splurge “If budget is not a concern, Maxfield (8825 Melrose Ave., L. A., 310.274.8800, maxfieldla.com) is a place for you. They have everything from vintage trunks to petrified African birds.” GET HEALTHY Plant Slant SIMPLE LIVING The Plantpower Way, by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt, makes vegan eating a whole lot easier. He’s a marathoner, best-selling author and one of Men’s Fitness’ “25 fittest guys in the world.” His wife is a vegan chef, yogi and singer-songwriter. Calabasas couple Rich Roll and Julie Piatt may be attractive, but more than that—despite (or perhaps because of) not eating meat or dairy—they are ridiculously joyful. They credit their bliss to a plantcentric mantra and are sharing the philosophy across 336 pages of a new cookbook, The Plantpower Way ($40, Penguin), which hit shelves late April. “[It’s] the best book I’ve read on the topic, and I’ve read many,” says CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who wrote the book’s forward. Pore through more than 120 recipes that will make you forget about steak and cheese. Don’t skip the strawberry cheesecake—it’s the perfect springtime sweet. Barnes & Noble locations –Stephanie Smith EAT SHEET FARM TO SEA TO TABLE DECADENT DINING Terranea Resort’s lobby boasts breathtaking Pacific views. American oyster with cucumber, coconut and lemongrass is the perfect summer bite. The Chef’s Table Dinner menu is made of local, seasonal fare such as this Santa Barbara sea urchin bisque with spot prawn, Dungeness crab, lemon oil and shellfish air. There’s more than just whale-watching, sun and sea at the beautiful cliffside Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, who oversees the eight restaurants and all of the food and beverage programs on the property, also grows everything from tomatoes to herbs, peas and peppers in a hillside garden; plucks fruit from dozens of lemon and citrus trees; and harvests honey from apiaries and sea salt to use in the kitchens, bars and spa. The Land to Sea Immersion Package is a great way to get a closer look at what Ibarra does and enjoy the fruits of his labors—literally. The three-day, two-night package includes interactive workshops and tours of the Catalina View Gardens and Ibarra’s sea salt and honey programs, plus cooking demos, whale-watching picnics, spa treatments, wine tastings and VIP access to the Chef’s Table Dinner Series. Those intimate bimonthly dinners are held in one of the private villas on the property and feature seasonally themed menus prepared by Ibarra and the resort’s chefs, plus wine pairings from a different vintner. Rates for the Land to Sea Immersion Package start at $3,000 for two and must be booked to coincide with the Dinner Series. The Chef’s Table Dinners are $295 per person; two tickets include a complimentary oceanfront room for the night. Any way you look at it, waking up with gorgeous sea views is part of the deal. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.265.2800, terranea.com –Lesley Balla FAB 5 Heads of the Class FROM INDOOR CYCLING TO YOGA, MEET L.A.’S FINEST GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS. By Meg McGuire 1. Astrid Swan McGuire at Barry’s Bootcamp McGuire’s energy and humor—along with her efforts to know clients on a personal level—fosters accountability and motivation. $24, 1106 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.6262, barrysbootcamp.com 2. David Zint at SoulCycle For a sweat-drenched workout, look to none other than the self-proclaimed “spin villain.” While “tapping it back,” he pushes riders to test boundaries and find joy in the hard work. $30, 8570 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.657.7685, soul-cycle.com 3. Jennifer Williams at Pop Physique Williams, a former ballerina and Pop founder, takes Barre classes to a new level. Her breadth of exercises targets muscles you never knew existed. $20, 3501 W.Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.665.7777, popphysique.com 4. Joe Komar at Modo Yoga A transplant from the corporate world, Komar relates to his clients’ stressors. Try his class for an uplifting and challenging hot yoga experience. $20, 340 S. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323.938.5000, modoyogala.com 5. Kristi Vacanti at Pilates Plus Vacanti trains clients to commit to exercise as a way of life in order to reach a mind-body transformation. $35, 22601 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.4849, pilatespluslosangeles.com SWEAT IT OUT Inside WeHo’s Barry’s Bootcamp
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