July 2009

The Style List—July 2009

edited by Tessa Benson

Sengular-sensation-1 Photo by Bartholomew Cooke; produced and styled by Hansen Smith

Singular Sensation

Transcending time and space, these battery-free chronographs work off the body’s natural rhythm and movement, establishing a bond between man and machine in perfect and fashionable harmony. Who knew a flip of the wrist could be so out- of-this-world stylish?

Clockwise from top: Wyler Geneve Code-R, $20,500, Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0000. Breitling Skyracer Raven, $5,710, Westime, Beverly Hills, 310-271-0000. .IWC Big Ingenieur, $13,300, IWC Schaffhausen Boutique, Beverly Hills, 310-734-0520. Panerai Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante 8 Days GMT, $20, 200, Panerai, Beverly Hills, 310-228-1515. Glashütte Original Senator Sixties, $8,700, Tourbillon Boutique, Costa Mesa, 714-800-1925.



June gloom is officially over, and the season of fun in the sun is well under way. It’s time to embrace the heat with the hottest accoutrements to hit the West Coast. Clockwise: Agua de Arcoiris one-piece from Agua Bendita ($185, theorchidboutique.com); Louis Vuitton’s new Cabas Ipanema P.M. tote ($1,080, louisvuitton.com); Suntints Liquid Lip Balm from MAC Cosmetics’ Baby Bloom line ($14.50, maccosmetics.com); Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak ($25, kiehls.com). Now you’re made in the shade.



Elizabeth Mason has no tolerance for actresses who don’t vamp on the red carpet. “You have to perform like a movie star!” says the owner of vintage oasis the Paper Bag Princess. She designs high-impact couture for the likes of Victoria Beckham. Now, Mason unveils elegant wraps—like the silk fuchsia number festooned with handmade rosettes she wears above. “Women want to make their old dresses look new,” she says. And, of course, perfect the dramatic entrance. 8818 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-385-9036, thepaperbagprincess.com.  —Monica Corcoran



Ian Saude knows luxury. Once the go-to cashmere liaison for Armani and Zegna, the Hollywood-born designer—who packed up after graduation from UC Berkeley and moved to Nepal—joined forces with local artisans to create one-of-a-kind cashmere pieces and fine jewelry. His Diamond Ombre line of scarves (pictured at right) is woven from the softest cashmere and hand dyed (for that light-to-dark effect) in summer’s punchiest colors. Wearing them makes you feel good in more ways than one: Online purchases benefit the Himalayan Children’s Foundation. $195. Broken English, Brentwood Country Mart, 310-458-2724, iansaude.com.



Mary Fanaro, queen of charity cool, is using her Omni­Peace fashion line for Stamp Out Violence Against Women and Girls of the Congo, featuring T-shirts of child victims’ stories and art. Call-to-action hangtags double as postcards addressed to the president, urging his support. “Wearing this T-shirt is an expression of hope,” Fanaro says. Proceeds go to UNICEF and Eve Ensler’s VDAY Foundation. $79. omnipeace.com.  —Allison Kornberg



Dinair offers a portable airbrusher that weighs less than a pound and lets you spray on foundation, blush and eye shadow like a pro. (Master the Brigitte Bardot cat eye!) Plus, you can cover grays and roots or add highlights. $299, plus $40 for leopard, $149 for spray-tan system. airbrushmakeup.com.  —MC