07 August 2007

manifest beauty

Goddess Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of September 2007 W. I dig the darker brows, the cornsilk mane, the dark roots, her icy blue eyes! Ah, Aphrodite would be jealous.

Photo credit Dlisted

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03 August 2007

the a-z of summer: m


Stay at the Kanuhura and revel in the beauty of the Indian Ocean. Keep yourself busy with private picnics, windsurfing, and kandu-olhi therapy at the resort.

August to September rates range from $580-$1215 per night. Book now.

Magda Berliner.

L.A. native Magda Berliner's grey cotton yoke dress is just right for native island tours in the Maldive islands, where it's advisable for the ladies to have covered shoulders and knee-length clothing.

Magda Berliner grey cotton yoke dress available at Satine, $430.


These sandals' nautical flair will surely earn some double-takes. Canvas, leather, and rope done right by Moschino.

Moschino thongs available at Zappos, $246.56.


Another Indian Ocean summer destination is Mauritius. Five-star resort Le Saint Géran offers 42-hour butler service and maid service, Condé Nast Traveler-approved restaurants like La Terrasse and Paul et Virginie, and relaxation activities like tai chi and spa treatments.

August to September rates range from €680-€4475 per night. Book now.


Beautiful fit without being constricting. The house that is now headed by Rosella Jardini continues to conceive the most mesmerizing pieces. Perfect for a seaside dinner!

Moschino jacquard cocktail dress available at Net-a-Porter, $1017.

Miu Miu.

The patent flat slingbacks combine fall's luxury and summer's ease. Pair them with the perfect dress and you can keep it stylish and comfortable at the same time.

Miu Miu flat slingbacks available at Barney's, $170.

Photo credits (top-bottom) One & Only, Satine, Zappos, One & Only, Net-a-Porter, Barney's

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02 August 2007

when i grow up...

Though the cover line says otherwise, it seems to me that Gemma has youthened back to her 16-year-old self on the September 2007 cover of i-D.

Simply enthralling, don't you think?

Photo credit i-D

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01 August 2007

vogue italia's way or the highway

The Polish and Belarusian teams unite on the cover of August 2007 Vogue Italia. Magdalena Frackowiak and Maryna Linchuk definitely deliver on this cover, and the visual elements of the sky, the road, and the 18-wheeler complement the alabaster skin, quiff-pompadour hybrid, and the metallic jumpsuits. You can spot a Meisel cover ten feet away!

Photo credit jadesunsets

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