LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER: NATIONAL BEAUTY EDITORS DAY AT SAKS

    Sit down one-on-one with W Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy for exclusive tips at National Beauty Editors Day, August 7, from noon to 7PM at the Guerlain counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC.

    This event marks the 25th anniversary of the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women with cancer to cope with the appearance side effects of their treatment.

    Appointments cost $30 and include a makeup application and free, full-size gift from Guerlain. All proceeds—and 10% of Saks’ beauty sales that day—will be donated to Look Good Feel Better.

    PINCH FOOD DESIGN—REDEFINING THE ART OF CELEBRATION

    STEFANO TONCHI and MARK BRIGGS Join URS FISCHER, ALEX KATZ, and ROB PRUITT in Celebrating W: Art

    As leaders in today’s food renaissance, Pinch Food Design delivers a taste of something new and unpredictable, an experience that leverages the best food with never-before-seen presentation.

    Pinch Food Design is a bold food design company that seeks to enhance the party experience, making events more memorable and fun. Their signature Pinch “pop-ups”—five- to ten-minute happenings during which food is hand-served out of oversize mobile food installations—aim to impress, entertain and inspire with catering as delicious as it is daring, and design as inviting as it is innovative.

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    W AND SAKS FIFTH AVENUE CELEBRATE W ART

    LUCY KRIZ, MARK BRIGGS, ALFRÉDO GANGOTENA, STEFANO TONCHI

    MICHAEL CHOW, CHINA CHOW

    GIOVANNA BATTAGLIA, MARIA GIULIA MARAMOTTI

    YVONNE FORCE VILLAREAL, ALEX KATZ

    W Art

      W Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi and Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Marketing Officer Mark Briggs, along with artists Alex Katz, Rob Pruitt and Urs Fischer, celebrate the launch of W Art at Sotheby’s in New York City.

      The featured artists were joined by some of their most fashionable admirers, including China Chow, Caroline de Maigret, Gavin Brown, Kyle DeWoody, Raf Simons, Catherine Malandrino and Stacy Engman, as part of the Frieze Art Fair party circuit uptown. Guests mingled among highlights from the auction house’s May Contemporary Art Day Auction—including works by Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet, and jeweler Louisa Guinness. DJ Elle Dee kept the crowd moving while ABSOLUT ELYX signature cocktails were raised as a toast to the epic collaboration and publication.

      W Presents Conversations on Culture Saatchi Art Event

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Photo credit Patrick Butler

      Zaria Forman

      Hormazd Narielwalla

        On Tuesday, June 17thW hosted the first Conversations on Culture event at Neuehouse in New York City. Diane Solway, W’s Arts and Culture Director, and Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, led an intimate discussion on collecting contemporary art, followed by a cocktail reception. A world renowned curator, Rebecca shared her thoughts on a few promising new artists, including Hormazd Narielwalla, who creates collages from tailor patterns and Zaria Forman, an artist who paints with pastels on her fingers.  This kicked off the Conversations on Culture series, W’s signature event program that brings to life thought-provoking fashion, film and art content inspired by the pages of W. Stay tuned for a special video clip of the talk…

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        MICKALENE THOMAS
        Tête de Femme
        June 26 – August 8, 2014
        Lehmann Maupin, 540 W 26th Street, New York

        MICKALENE THOMAS: Carla, 2014
        enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, graphite and silk screen on wood panel

        MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #3, 2014
        enamel, acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

        MICKALENE THOMAS: Untitled #1, 2014
        acrylic, oil paint, glitter, rhinestones, oil pastel, dry pastel, graphite, and silk screen on wood panel

          Featuring nine new portraits Tête de Femme will be the artist’s fourth show with Lehmann Maupin gallery. In this series, Thomas looks at portraiture through a Cubist lens, focusing on shape and color to deconstruct notions of beauty. The larger-than-life female faces are made up of abstracted blocks of color and pattern, collaged pieces that are part spray paint, part screen-printed sections, and part color fields of rhinestones. With this series Thomas also introduces screen-printing to her process, taking her incredibly multidisciplinary practice – including painting, film, collage, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture – to a new level.

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          Photos courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

          Made in L.A. 2014 | Jun 15 – Sep 7

          Channing Hansen. Polytope Soap, 2013. Handspun and dyed Merino, Corriedale, Cheviot, holographic polymers Romney, and Teeswater Locks, yak down, silk noils, commercial thread, cotton, viscose, polyamide, and cedar

          Emily Mast. B!RDBRA!N (Epilogue), 2012. Exhibition & performance part of Public Fiction’s Theatricality and Sets series

          Sarah Rara. The Pollinators, 2014 (still). Video, sound, color. Running time not yet determined

            The Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition features 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. Made in L.A. 2014 debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition.

            June 15—September 7 | hammer.ucla.edu

            Cinema Vezzoli
            Presented by yoox.com
            APRIL 27–AUGUST 11, 2014
            MOCA GRAND AVENUE

            Francesco Vezzoli, Gioventú Bruciata (James Dean, Cholame, California), 2014. Inkjet print on canvas with metallic embroidery in star-shaped frame. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, photo by Brian Forrest.

            Francesco Vezzoli, All About Anni – Anni vs. Marlene (The Saga Begins), 2006. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

            Francesco Vezzoli, Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman in GREED, The New Fragrance by Francesco. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, gift of the artist, photo by Guy Ferrandis, courtesy of the artist

              Cinema Vezzoli highlights artist Francesco Vezzoli’s exploration of modernday obsession with celebrity and his love of embroidery, classic European cinema and Hollywood stardom. The Milan-based artist will debut a new series of works in star-shaped frames, based on the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause, featuring James Dean, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood as troubled middle-class teenagers in suburban America.

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              Gagosian Shop

              Marilyn Surfboards by Tim Bessell, swallow tail, 2014, edition of 12, $7000
              http://www.gagosian.com/shop/andy-warhol--marilyn-seafoam-surfboard--ab988awarh25

              Leica X2 Gagosian Edition Camera with embossed case and strap, edition of 100, $2999
              http://www.gagosian.com/shop/leica---x2-camera--ab976leica02-2

              The Bride and the Bachelors by Calvin Tomkins, revised and expanded edition published in 2013, $40
              http://www.gagosian.com/shop/the-bride-and-the-bachelors--by-calvin-tomkins--ggicmsctomk01

              Banality Series Service Plate by Jeff Koons, produced by Bernardaud, 2013, edition of 4500, $155
              http://www.gagosian.com/shop/jeff-koons--banality-series-service-plate---abcmsjkoon23

                The Gagosian Shop offers an extensive selection of artists’ books, scholarly monographs, catalogues and limited editions. Gagosian’s unparalleled publishing program is the central focus, but the shop also hosts collaborations with Cahiers d’Art, KARMA and Leica Camera.

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                Photos courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

                IRO JEANS

                Located on Venice Beach and North Beverly Drive, these two new addresses are perfectly in line with the spirit of the brand: a clothing line that has a distinct vintage feel and mirrors a nonchalant, easy chic style.

                The new IRO e-shop presents the Women, Men and Accessories collections for Spring/Summer 2014 as well as the new line IRO Jeans.

                IRO's SS14 men's collection is a black and white collection that includes knitwear, jeans, t-shirts, suits and as always the famous leather biker jackets.

                  Today, jeans are an indispensable piece in each person’s wardrobe. Jeans have always been an integral part of IRO since its creation which is why IRO owners Arik and Laurent, decided to create a line based on this key essential item: IRO Jeans.

                  IRO Jeans line introduces several different styles and cuts of jeans: basic, printed, torn as well as an array of sweat shirts and tee shirts in very soft fabrics with a more accessible price line.

                  IRO Jeans line is available in all IRO stores and department stores and its online website: IRO.fr

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                    Iconic women’s ready-to-wear brand Equipment now features shoppable Instagram images on their site, allowing customers to view a variety of “real girl” styled looks before making a purchase. Want your outfit showcased on their site? Just caption your Instagram photo with the #EquipmentFR hashtag and you might see your style featured in the gallery on 
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                    To check out the full gallery, visit equipmentfr.com/instagram.

                    Paule Ka

                    Cotton poplin cropped shirt with knocked sleeves
                    http://pauleka.com/uk/spring-2014/collection/tops/chemisette-en-popeline-de-papier.html

                    Coat in raffia canvas
                    http://pauleka.com/uk/spring-2014/collection/coats/manteau-en-toile-raphia.html

                    Fringed leather Cabas Ka
                    http://pauleka.com/uk/spring-2014/collection/accessories/cabas-ka-en-cuir-de-veau-graine-29341.html

                    Jacquard dress
                    http://pauleka.com/uk/spring-2014/collection/dresses/robe-en-jacquard-capri.html

                      PAULE KA Spring-Summer 2014 is a willful interpretation of those staple garments that make up the brand’s unique signature.

                      Impeccable as ever, unapologetically playful, these classic yet impulsive pieces shake up convention.

                      Clean lines cut close to the body highlight dynamic contours while accentuating movement.

                      Graphic cut-outs sculpt the silhouette through a game of veiling and unveiling that reveals unspoken sensuality.

                      Fabrics are both a celebration and a juxtaposition of the elements: earth is found in the straw-like quality of raffia, air in the crisp freshness of paper poplin or piqué cotton, sunlight in the warm caress of neoprene, the smooth hum of honeycomb-textured cotton.

                      Elegantly effervescent prints are inspired by the colours of the South.

                      Accessories are, as usual, central to the collection. The “panier” bag blends with the “Cabas KA” tote bag, drawing together town and country, leather and wicker. The tambourine bag becomes a minaudière, the “Cabas KA” tote bag takes on a fringe.

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                      A TOAST TO THE IT GIRLS OF W

                      SILVIA GALFO, STEFANO TONCHI, GRETA GERWIG

                      DIANE KRUGER AND HAILEE STEINFELD

                        On Saturday, January 11, W Magazine Editor-at-Large Lynn Hirschberg celebrated the It Girls of W with a lunch at West Hollywood restaurant A.O.C. W, in partnership with Lancôme and Dom Pérignon, toasted this fresh group of entrepreneurs and cultural arbiters on the verge—timed during Golden Globes week. It Girl attendees included: Diane Kruger, Hailee Steinfeld, Langley Fox, Greta Gerwig, Jessica Joffe and Mickey Sumner.