When French designer Sophie Theallet flew to New York 10 years ago, she’d planned to stay just a month. “I was thinking it was time to move,” she said recently, curled up on a couch in her apartment-slash-“atelier” in a leafy corner of Brooklyn. But then: “I fell in love with, uh”—she lowered her voice Read More
A lifelong Manhattanite, Janis Savitt remembers being in Bloomingdale’s as a child with her mother and seeing a showcase with a little saw in it—one of the jeweler’s key tools. “Mom, find me a jewelry lesson place in New York!” little Janis implored.
Today fans of Ms. Savit’s designs include Beyoncé, Elton John and the Read More
A few years back my grandfather, Hoyt Bacon Leisure, suffered a mild stroke. I called him in the hospital as soon as I heard the news. His voice was softer than usual and quavering.
“Spencer, I want you to go down to Paul Stuart and get yourself a suit and a blazer and some Read More
Down in the subterranean cool of Bergdorf Goodman’s cosmetics department, you’ll find a modest patch of paradise presided over by makeup artist Edward Bess. At 20, he became the youngest person ever to have a line carried by the venerable department store.
Like Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier before him, Mr. Bess, now a Read More
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Bulgari’s Astrale watch: 18k white gold case, with 92 brilliant cut and pave diamonds, Technological satin strap, White dial, Quartz movement, $26,500.
Van Cleef & Arpels Décolleté timepiece with 11.48 total carat weight on 18k white gold, $198,000.
Harry Winston Ultimate Ribbon Watch, 18k white gold and 9.4 carats of Read More
PHOTOGRAPH: Michel Haddi
STYLIST: Freddie Leiba
“Hair is an accessory,” declared Kerry Warn, the designer responsible for the larger-than-life looks on these pages, and the man in charge of Nicole Kidman’s mane on all her films for the past decade, including The Hours, Cold Mountain, Stepford Wives and the upcoming Australia.
“I think people tend not to enjoy their hair Read More
“This is so glamorous, this is really the jet-setting opera lifestyle that people think I lead,” said Renee Fleming, the world-renowned American opera singer with the enchanting voice that is in such high demand, she never seems to take a vacation.
Ms. Fleming, a luscious 49, was speaking over the phone after getting off the Read More
PHOTOGRAPH: Walter Chin
STYLIST: Freddie Leiba
On a recent sunny autumn afternoon, Beyoncé Knowles—singer, actress, full-time superstar—was sitting coiled on a sofa in the penthouse suite of the Soho Grand hotel. The “hottest chick in the game” (as she is referred to in verse by her longtime paramour, Jay-Z) looked young, fresh-faced and wholly honey-hued, with minimal makeup and her dark Read More