Why the Jet Set is Obsessed with Mustique, the World’s Most Glamorous “Healthy Addiction”

For nearly six decades, Mustique has been a chic refuge like no other for celebrities and glamorous globetrotters alike and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Any vague foreboding about the island of Mustique—any fear of being cold-shouldered by wintering Anglo-Saxon aristos wearing pastel prints and the flush of gin martinis—evaporates as soon as the slip of a runway comes into view. On the airport’s terrace stands a surprise greeting party, the arms of well-wishers flapping like the flags that poke up through the terminal’s thatched roof. Hellos and goodbyes are big on the island, especially the latter: Being waved off Mustique—or, depending on how spirited the company is, mooned off it—is one of many old traditions, as any island diehard will tell you.

“You could call this place a healthy addiction,” Jeannette Cadet says a few nights later. I run into her at the beach bar at the Cotton House, the hotel that Colin Tennant, later Lord Glenconner, established a decade after he bought the Caribbean island, part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in 1958 for 45,000 pounds (around $126,000 at the time), assuring his wife that it would be cheaper to spend the winters there than to heat the family castle in Scotland. Cadet, a St. Vincentian by birth, is Mustique’s unofficial social chair, known to all, and all-knowing. (I’m told she reviews the manifests of every incoming flight.) It was Cadet who secured L’Ansecoy, a simple ­cliffside cottage belonging to Maguy Le Coze, owner of New York’s Le Bernardin restaurant, for the art dealer Tim Jefferies and his wife, the Swedish model Malin Johansson. That couple have just arrived at the bar, and immediately they greet the London girl-about-town Amanda Sheppard, who nurses a rum punch. Sheppard is staying at Blackstone, a house that used to belong to the Canadian country singer Shania Twain. Nearby, Belle Robinson, a cofounder of the British clothing chain Jigsaw and owner of a pair of Italianate villas overlooking Macaroni Beach, sits with her daughter Christy; Ricky Hilfiger, Tommy’s son, regales a few friends visiting from Los Angeles; and the artist Marc Quinn watches as his girlfriend, Jenny Bastet, kicks up the cool evening sand with her infinite legs. Everyone knows one another, at least a little, and strangers are absorbed effortlessly. There is always the sense on self-selecting Mustique that if you’re here at all, you’re fine.

Escape to Mustique: The Beautiful People and Sights of an Island Getaway

Longtime Mustique devotee Katrin Bellinger, at Rutland Hill.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

The view from the Beach House, one of many homes on Mustique designed by Arne Hasselqvist.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

A red-footed tortoise.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Amanda Sheppard.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Belle Robinson (standing) and her daughter Christy, at Hibiscus.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Dora Loewenstein (in hat), at Zinnia, with her family.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

The Great Room inside the Cotton House hotel.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Katie Cecil and her children, Lottie and Yumyum, at Aurora.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

The staircase and trompe l’oeil murals at Zinnia.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Basil Charles, at Basil’s Bar.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

A picnic at Lagoon Beach, hosted by Katie Cecil.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

A bamboo dining area, at the Beach House.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Maja Hoffmann, at her Neubau Lagoon House.

Photographs by Kate Martin, Produced by Gianluca Longo

Despite this low hum of glamour, the island’s initial impression is one of enforced wildness, unchanged since the days when this deeply green volcanic outcropping provided Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s sybaritic sister, with a refuge from monarchic manners and the world’s scrutiny. There are no street signs, traffic lights, ATMs, or golf courses. The dress code calls for bare feet. If one of the island’s ubiquitous red-footed tortoises steps into the road to begin a slow crossing, one waits reverently in one’s “mule,” the golf cart–ATV hybrid that serves as the main mode of transportation. This quaintness is precisely the point. Mustique jealously guards what one resident describes as “the illusion of simplicity.” It has no deep dock for a megayacht and no place to land a private plane, which supposedly sufficed to steer the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich over to St. Barths.

“In St. Barths, they’ve turned their island into Saint-Tropez,” the musician Bryan Adams says. “Here, it’s the opposite. We have a little boutique, a little restaurant. That’s the whole idea.” Adams lives in a wind-lashed stone villa once owned by the Venezuelan tycoon Hans Neumann and designed by the British set decorator Oliver Messel, who had a major second act as the creator of a Caribbean colonial style of architecture, on stunning display here and on Barbados. On a hill above an isthmus, Adams grows his own pineapples, papayas, avocados, and pumpkins. He is a passionate preservationist and has been involved in the restoration of the island’s coral reefs. “We’re the most environmentally forward island in the Caribbean,” he says.

Adams is not the only rock-star resident. Mick Jagger owns a Japanese-style house down the beach. The late David Bowie was inspired to buy his own place after staying with Jagger. Somehow, no architectural trend is out of context here, where everything is a kind of folly. French chateaux, Moorish pavilions, futuristic fantasias, and antebellum plantations cohabit with the hills, beaches, and cliffs. During my visit, there is some excited chatter about the 25-foot television that the Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll apparently is erecting on the beach outside his substantial enclosure, called the Great House (once Tennant’s island home). “There’s no taste police here, and there never should be,” says Dora Loewenstein, a London event planner and the daughter of Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the longtime business manager for the Rolling Stones. “Whether you like it or not, it’s always interesting.”

From Copacabana to Southampton, a Stunning View of the World’s Best Beaches

An aerial view of Joatinga Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

All photos by Gray Malin.

An aerial view of Coogee Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

An aerial view of Leblon beach, Rio De Janeiro.

An aerial view of Southampton, New York.

An aerial view of Montauk, New York.

An aerial view of Montauk, New York.

An aerial view of Arpoador Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

An aerial view of Copacabana.

An aerial view of Dubai Beach, United Arab Emirates.

An aerial view of Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

An aerial view of Southampton, New York.

An aerial view of Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

An aerial image from Gray Malin’s book, “Beaches.”

An aerial image from Gray Malin’s book, “Beaches.”

An aerial image from Gray Malin’s book, “Beaches.”

An aerial image from Gray Malin’s book, “Beaches.”

“Beaches,” Gray Malin, Abrams Books.


Loewenstein has been coming to Mustique for nearly 40 years, and she serves as chair of the board of the Mustique Company, the island’s cooperative-like governing body (on Mustique, homeowners are shareholders). “When I first came, everybody did everything together,” she remembers. “If there were drinks, everybody was there. Lunch, the same. It was this great, endless merry-go-round. And then there was a bit of an awkward phase when it got too big for everyone to go to everything. Finally, it got just big enough that people could do their own thing.” These days, Loewenstein presides over Zinnia, another old Messel house, with her husband, the interior designer and Italian count Manfredi della Gherardesca. (Some readers may recall della Gherardesca’s 13th-century forebear, Ugolino, buried up to his neck in ice in Dante’s Inferno.) Previously dubbed Banana Bread, the cottage was a wreck when Loewenstein’s parents bought it in 1996. Dora’s mother, Princess Josephine, commissioned its sensational trompe l’oeil murals, aware that no art survives the salt air. The house is now among the island’s splendid embodiments of Messel’s spindly neoclassicism, with white columns, intricate gingerbread detailing, and a lime-colored clapboard exterior. On the day I show up, the model Lady Jean Campbell, the daughter of Loewenstein’s friend Lady Isabella Cawdor, sits on the veranda in a white caftan scrolling through her iPhone, a single long blonde braid cascading down her back.

On the northwestern edge of the island stand Messel’s earliest Mustique creations, Clonsilla and Phibblestown, named for villages in Ireland by their original owner, Lady Honor Guinness. An heiress to the brewing fortune, Guinness was the first to buy a plot of land from Tennant. “As a respectable lady, she made the island less scary,” says her granddaughter, the Honorable Georgia Fanshawe. Fanshawe now owns Clonsilla and was part of the first generation of children on the island, those who had their birthday parties thrown by Tennant and who established the tradition of naked pool hopping, which has lately fallen out of favor. Clonsilla, with its flattened-arch windows, serves as an unofficial Messel museum. A crumbling stone Messel mask dribbles water into a lily pond out front; inside, his whimsical mermaid paintings adorn the white walls that he insisted on. “These houses weren’t meant to be grand,” Fanshawe says. “In fact, it was very basic at first. There were power cuts constantly. Thankfully, there was a Swedish electrician, who was always drunk, whom you could summon.”

The houses, tasteful or tacky, quiet or brash, are island characters in their own right. The meaning is perfectly clear, for example, when someone says that Windsong has invited Hibiscus up for lunch. Roughly half of the 104 houses are still owned by Brits, and a certain Englishness prevails: Dinner (roast beef is probably on the menu) is at 8:30 p.m., unless a televised cricket match between England and the West Indies pushes things back. Nearly everyone comes to Tuesday-evening cocktails in the Cotton House—the island’s only hotel—to see who’s flown in. The crowd does have its seasonal rhythms: New Year’s and Easter tend to draw homeowners, especially the English. Midwinter lures a New York crowd, and the summer months fill up with French and Italians. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become regular visitors; fortunately for them, the paparazzi have not. In the days of Princess Margaret, a boat from the MI5 fleet patrolled the shores to guard against interlopers. More recently, when a visitor claiming to be a birdwatcher arrived with a lot of photo equipment, the island’s security crew looked at his film and, upon discovering his ruse, locked him in the Cotton House before sending him home on the next flight.

Tennant hoped that Mustique would be an escape for friends like Princess Margaret, who was addicted to parlor games and loved nothing more than a simple picnic. Though the island had a moment of Dynasty-era flash, when caviar was served on the beach by liveried butlers on silver and fine china, a more pared-back style is once again the fashion. Picnics under the large thatched-roof palapas remain hugely popular, and they can still be lavish, like the one that Katie Cecil and her husband, Mark Cecil, who runs a Swiss hedge fund, stage on Lagoon Beach during my visit. The hut is festooned with bunting in a Mustique-pink toile de Jouy, designed by Lotty Bunbury, the local doctor’s wife and owner of the Pink House shop. The Cotton House’s chef lays out a surf-and-turf of grilled Caribbean lobsters and barbecued pork ribs. “When we first started coming here, 17 years ago, it was fish and boiled cabbage,” Katie remembers. “And if there was a Christmas storm, lunch was served under the table. We carried on—very British.” The Cecils’ daughters, Lottie and Yumyum, decide to sit out the hands-behind-the-back pie-eating contest. Little Coco Jefferies loses due to an excess of manners but vows to beat the boys next time.

“It’s not called Mustique for nothing,” says Katrin Bellinger, referring to the fact that the island’s name is a bastardization of the French for “mosquito.” “Tennant’s wife, Anne, was bitten on her bum through every hole in the rattan furniture.” Bellinger is a well-known dealer in Old Master prints and drawings, and a beauty who was photographed by Slim Aarons when she was a teenager. Her husband, Christoph Henkel, is a London-based German entrepreneur whose grandfather made a fortune with laundry detergent. They discovered Mustique 20 years ago on their honeymoon and now live at Rutland Hill, designed in 1981 by the Swedish architect Arne Hasselqvist, a frequent collaborator of Messel’s. The house resembles a series of pavilions, a classic Messel effect achieved by giving contiguous rooms their own discrete roofs. Bellinger’s days often begin with yoga on the beach and proceed to the island’s brief list of recreations: a swim, a hike, tennis, maybe a drink at the beach bar. “You feel absolutely no social pressure here,” she says. “You don’t put on your Hervé Léger dress and your high heels on ­Mustique. There’s no place for them.”

The Most Spectacular Hotel Pools to Visit Around the World

There are few places on earth where you can watch a volcano-dotted sunset alongside a pool other than Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa.

The crown jewel of Positano isn’t the beach; it’s the seaside pool at Le Sirenuse.

Le Sirenuse Positano

As the birthplace of the bikini, few pools stack up to the two at Paris’ Hotel Molitor.

Hotel Molitor

Somehow, the infinity pool at Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy manages to showcase the Amalfi Coast, the Medieval town’s terraced hills, and the mountains all at once.

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Some people may come to Le Méridien Bora Bora for the sea turtle sanctuary but the pool, which faces Mount Otemanu, is worth the trip alone.

Photo: Le Meridien Bora Bora

The beaches at Helena Bay Lodge are second to none, but the swimming pool right off the coastline is as photo-worthy.

Courtesy of Helena Bay Lodge

The only thing more iconic than Lake Como is Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s pool, which sits at the edge of it.

Courtesy of Grand Hotel Tremezzo

There’s few better sunset spots in Bali than at the top of The Mulia’s artful pool.

Courtesy of The Mulia

There are pools and then there are the kinds of pools that look like paintings, which is exactly what you’ll find at Amanyara.

Courtesy of Amanyara

One of the best beach views in Seychelles can be had from the pool of the Banyan Tree Seychelles.

Photo: @bt_seychelles

As a hotel, La Mamounia embodies the elegance of Moroccan decor—and one of the best examples is at the pool.

Courtesy of La Mamounia

It may be surprising that a pool along the narrow Venice canals exists, but it it in fact does at The Gritti Palace.

Courtesy of The Gritti Palace

The contrast in landscapes at Al Bustan Palace’s pool is something you need to see up close: not only do you get views of the Sea of Oman, you’re also privy to the backdrop of the jagged Al Hajar Mountains.

Courtesy of Al Bustan Palace

One argument to go to Jackson Hole during the warmer months: this view of the Rockies from Amangani’s pool.

Courtesy of Amangani

Known as one of the most beautiful villages in France, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful pool in Gordes than the one at La Bastide de Gordes.

La Bastide de Gordes

Indoor pools don’t get nearly enough credit as outdoor ones, but the one at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai is an exception: the many photos of it flooding Instagram is testament to that.

Chris Cypert

Perhaps the most iconic pool in Thailand, the pool at Amanpuri looks more like a painting than something you’d jump into, thanks to the coconut palms that surround it on and the Andaman Sea it overlooks.

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As if the dual backdrop of the beach and the mountains aren’t enticing enough, the pool at Monte-Carlo Beach Club is Olympic-sized.

Courtesy of Monte-Carlo Beach Club

What’s better than one infinity pool? Three overlapping ones at Amankila with panoramic views of the rural east coast of Bali and the island of Nusa Penida.

Courtesy of Amankila

Not only does the pool at the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort in Cabo San Lucas have enough chairs that you’d never have to wait for one, it also has views of the sun sinking into the ocean.

Courtesy of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

The word serene is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the main pool at the the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, which leads to a private beach on the Grand Canal.

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Situated in California’s desert, where sunsets paint the sky pink and blue every night, the pool at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage is a literal oasis.

Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

No where else in the world will you find infinity Thalassotherapy pools like the ones on the south coast of Sicily at Verdura, Golf Resort & Spa.

Courtesy of Verdura, Golf Resort & Spa

There are beach pools and then there are city pools like the one at Thompson Playa del Carmen, which overlooks the streets of Playa Del Carmen and the ocean.

Courtesy of Thompson Playa del Carmen

As one of the most photographed hotel pools in the world, notably by Slim Aarons, the pool at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Courtesy of Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc

The only thing better than a hotel pool is a private hotel pool, especially the one that comes with the Residence at Cotton House in Mustique, which is situated on a hilltop and comes with its own butler so you don’t have to get up for anything other than to swim.

Courtesy of Cotton House

The best part about the pool at Palms Turks and Caicos isn’t what immediately comes to the eye: it’s the chilled towels and fresh fruit kabobs passed out each afternoon and the hot tub island in the middle of it (yes, you read that correctly).

Courtesy of The Palms Turks and Caicos

While the beaches at Amanoi, Vietnam are worth the trek alone, the pool is the place to be when the sun goes down, for the coastal views.

Courtesy of Amanoi

Only at Villa Rea can you have an infinity pool with views of the the starkly beautiful barren hills and sea completely to yourself.

One Fine Stay

For those looking for family-friendly pools the one at St. Peter’s Bay in Barbados has something for everyone with new activities each day, views of the pristine beach, and every water sport activity you can think of in a stone’s throw.

Courtesy of St. Peter’s Bay

That’s not to say that the island lacks glamorous occasions. Of course, Tennant’s nocturnal entertainments were legendary: local boys wearing nothing but a single coconut shell, a forest of trees painted pink, Bianca Jagger dressed as Scarlett O’Hara. These days, there may be no spectacle quite like that of Daphne Guinness swimming on Gelliceaux Beach up to the Belgian financier Pierre Lagrange’s 007-style bamboo house in a silver deep-V maillot, diamonds, and waterproof headphones. Above this intensely turquoise scoop of sea, the Swiss art collector and philanthropist Maja Hoffmann occupies a pair of villas, Gelliceaux and Neubau Lagoon House, the latter an ultramodern array of cantilevered concrete-and-steel structures, with cascading pools designed by the Venetian-born New York architect ­Raffaella Bortoluzzi. Hoffmann has been coming to Mustique for more than two decades and remembers the impression that the island first made on her. “I didn’t wear shoes for three days,” she says. “That’s what got me in the end.” For years she stayed at Plantation House, on an adjacent high hill; Tom Ford often rents it. “In the beginning, you say, ‘My God, what am I going to do here?’ But very fast you get into this repetitive rhythm. Yes, the prices have gone up, so you start to get a single category of people. But the routine is still deeply relaxing, even if you sometimes feel that there are too many parties.”

Decades ago, as the island began to swell with revelers, Tennant asked his bartender at the Cotton House, Basil Charles, to help him build a tavern in the quiet fisherman’s harbor of Britannia Bay. Charles was the only man who ever asked Tennant how he took his rum and coke. (The answer: a long shot of white Bacardi, a dash of Coca-Cola, a pair of ice cubes.) Thus began a long friendship, and, eventually, Basil’s Bar became an institution. Princess Margaret often began her evenings there with a whiskey, and, to this day, few visitors to the island skip Jump Up, the Wednesday-night party at which Charles serves roast suckling pig and a cover band takes the stage. Charles was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2005, and a few years later went to Buckingham Palace, along with Jeannette Cadet, for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

“This island is the last thing you would expect it to be,” Charles says. “It’s a family. You look out for people, no matter who they are, and they look out for you.”

The Top 50 Looks From the Pre-Fall 2017 Collections

Bottega Veneta – “This Bottega Veneta leather trench coat is worth investing in – a piece that will never go out of style.” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion and Accessories Market Director .

Givenchy – “I love the ease of this look – a casual pants with a giant fur thrown over the arm. it is the perfect dressed up/dressed down combination.” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion and Accessories Market Director

Altuzarra – “Joseph Altuzarra has proven to be a master at Modern Evening – giving us clothes that are dressy but not stuffy. this sparkler is no exception.” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion and Accessories Market Director

Erdem – “This look sums up trans-seasonal dressing for me. A simple summer dress that proves it can go from warm days to cold with matching tights and a marabou jacket. This is what I want to wear to weddings this summer and into fall!” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion and Accessories Market Director

Valentino – “They call it ‘Valentino red’ for a reason! Pierpaolo Piccioli staged a breathtaking pre fall show at the Beekman hotel in New York that was full of wearable yet dreamlike clothes. This red dress was a stand out!” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion and Accessories Market Director

Stella McCartney – “Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall collection – presented at the iconic Cotton Club with a performance by Alicia Keys – is as fun as the evening itself. I adore this red fringe frock layered over a bright pink pant.” – Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Nina Ricci – “For Nina Ricci’s Pre-Fall collection, designer Guillaume Henry perfectly mixes masculine shapes with feminine touches. These oversized trousers are paired with a one-shoulder knit bodysuit with a cutaway hip highlighting the pois tights worn underneath.” – Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Chanel – “This ivory tweed skirt suit opening Chanel’s Pre-Fall show at The Ritz in Paris is the brand at its best!” – Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Carolina Herrera – “I love the soft silhouette and fluidity of this feminine dress by Carolina Herrera.” – Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Protagonist – “Protagonist’s head-to-toe monochromatic cream look highlights one of my favorite Pre-Fall trends.” – Nora Milch, Senior Accessories Editor

Fendi – “When I first saw this look, I immediately thought of our September cover girl, Rihanna, wearing this down the streets of New York. This pre-fall, Fendi has found the seemingly impossible way to make leisure wear work for everyday business wear, and, I for one, am obsessed.” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant

Monique Lhuillier – “Award season is in full swing, and the moment I saw Monique Lhuillier’s pre-fall collection I was wondering which celebrities would wear these dresses. I’m hoping for a Dakota moment, Fanning or Johnson, in this number – a timeless dress perfect for any red carpet.” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant

Prabal Gurung – “Prabal Gurung has designed my idea of the ultimate party dress. Look 26 is the classic wrap dress in a beautiful deep metallic, and if we have seen one thing this season- metallics are IN. I need this dress in my wardrobe immediately.” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant

Public School- “Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School’s designers, have created the ultimate athleisure look. Comfortable and easy, yet completely put together and a look you can wear just about anywhere.” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant

Coach – “I’m a sucker for a beautiful, dainty dress and a great coat moment and here Coach does both. And catch how cute the accessories are!” – Christy Key, Fashion Assistant

Delpozo – “Delpozo consistently comes out with a strong, architectural yet ethereal collection each season. This look is no exception, and with award season in full effect I’m hoping to see this make a red carpet appearance (paging Emma Stone).” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Elie Saab – “The 80’s redux trend is still strong as seen on this Elie Saab look. The combination of the accentuated shoulders with the sleek silhouette makes for a sophisticated, retro look.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

J. Mendel – “Red, being one of the colors of the season, makes for a great monochromatic look. Paired with another strong trend this season, fur, this J Mendel look is a “look to try” come fall.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

MM6 Maison Margiela – “I’m loving the accessories in this MM6 Maison Margiela look. It follows the “high-low” trend we’ve been seeing in brands like Vetements and Alexander Wang that make luxury feel more relatable.“ – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Oscar de la Renta – “Oscar de la Renta the brand, while rich with heritage, has been paving a whole new path the past few seasons. Creating designs with a more boho vibe, this look is the perfect combination of a classic ‘Oscar dress’ with a whole new influence.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Adam Lippes – “For those in constant search of a daily uniform that want to steer away from the ubiquitous and adored black, this is the look. – Adam Lippes made it for you.” – Sarah Zendejas, Market Editor

Christian Dior – “With individuality and expression through dress being the theme Maria Grazia Chiuris’ second collection for the house, she proposed 68 unique looks making it difficult to select a just one as a favorite.” – Sarah Zendejas, Market Editor

Christopher Kane – “The is something very tender about Christopher Kane’s PF collection. Should my elementary school art teacher have worn this look on the first day of school, she would have won my heart at first sight!” – Sarah Zendejas, Market Editor

Creatures of the Wind – “One of the standout pieces from the Creatures of the Wind collection is this coat – a beautifully executed take on a 70’s patchwork trench.” – Sarah Zendejas, Market Editor

Giamba – “Patent leather is a favorite material – lucky for those of us that love it, it has made an appearance in the past seasons. This black glossy coat with the unexpected white feathers peeking out of the neck is on my wish list.” – Sarah Zendejas, Market Editor

Tome – “Paring all three major trends this season, this Tome look was monochromatic, pink and romantic. Perfect for the work place or evening drinks.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant

Gucci – “With award season in full swing every designer seems to be creating that once red carpet look and with Gucci’s pre fall I think we found it! Pink and romantic, this look will land any leading lady on the best dressed list.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant

Jonathan Simkhai – “As post poster for Jonathan Simkhai and our November Girl this look screams Gigi Hadid. I love his combination of romantic details and alluring sex appeal. Im sure it wont be long before this is shot on one of todays it girls.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant

Roksanda – “2016 was the year of politics so its no surprise that it made an impression on designers. With Hillary Clintons influence on women’s work place fashion, it is safe to say this look from Roksanda’s Pre-Fall collection is the new pant suit for 2017.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant

Emilio Pucci – “The photography of Slim Arrons was a major influence on Emilo Pucci’s collection this season, which is clear in look 25. With crips colors and structured high-wasted pants its not hard to imagine this look strolling through Capri.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant


Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, and More Stars of the Year’s Best Films Get Really, Really Into “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, and More Stars of the Year’s Best Films Get Really, Really Into “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor