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take platinum hair a la thirties Paris and add sensual lingerie. Something wicked this way comes.

La Belle et la Bete: take platinum hair a la thirties Paris and add sensual lingerie. Something wicked this way comes. Alas, Mert; Piggott, Marcus [opposite] Gianfranco Ferre’s navy silk lace top, at Gianfranco Ferre, New York. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [opposite] Dolce & Gabbana’s lace bodysuit, from the designers’ private archives. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] [this page] La […]

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OMAR EPPS.

OMAR EPPS. FARR, LOUISE A ROSE TATTOO HIDES an earlier skull-and-knife design on Omar Epps’ right arm. (“I was young and morbid,” he points out.) His mother’s name, Bonnie Marie, appears nearby. And nestled below his left bicep are the dramatic masks of Comedy and Tragedy “All my tats mean something to me,” says Epps, […]

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East meets West Coast.(Uncensored)

East meets West Coast.(Uncensored) Zhang Ziyi Move over, Jackie Chan. Hollywood’s top talent agencies are finally heading East, and the search is on for the next wave of exportable talent. In the past few months, William Morris has opened an office in Shanghai, CAA has hired a consultant there, and staffers from UTA and ICM […]

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Moorish Delight.

Moorish Delight. WEST, KEVIN Deep in the Marrakesh medina, the Yacout may well be the most beautiful restaurant in the world. We’ve lost two chefs tonight,” says Mohamed Zkhiri as he steps into the courtyard of the Yacout, his palatial restaurant in Marrakesh. As usual, he is as dapper as a Parisian bon vivant in […]

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The movie star: Cameron Diaz is the new queen of Hollywood-a blue-eyed, bootylicious, bankable beauty, and the blond who’s clearly having the most fun of all.(A-list)(Cover Story)

The movie star: Cameron Diaz is the new queen of Hollywood-a blue-eyed, bootylicious, bankable beauty, and the blond who’s clearly having the most fun of all.(A-list)(Cover Story) Haskell, Robert At lunchtime, the dramatic, perforated steel staircase leading down to the Mercer Kitchen seems like little more than a conveyance system for $200 jeans. Designer denim […]

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Art opening. (Beauty Flash: Sitting Pretty).

Art opening. (Beauty Flash: Sitting Pretty). When it comes to achieving a delicate balance between modern and classic, we’ve come to expect nothing short of perfection from Carolina Herrera–and she’s succeeded again with her latest beauty creation. Ranging from a bath and shower gel to a deodorant spray, the six products in the Chic Bath […]

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L’Wren Scott morphs from stylist to designer.

L’Wren takes flight: L’Wren Scott morphs from stylist to designer. D’Souza, Nandini L’Wren Scott stands before the windows in her luxe suite at New York’s Carlyle Hotel, her willowy black-clad figure a stark contrast to the plush, gilt French furniture around her. “Look at that,” she says, pulling back the curtains in order to take […]

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Gwen Stefani’s new line for LeSportsac has her fans and the fashion world ready to rock. (Accessories Flash).

Baby’s got bag: Gwen Stefani’s new line for LeSportsac has her fans and the fashion world ready to rock. (Accessories Flash). Mistry, Meenal When LeSportsac CEO Timothy Schifter saw rock chick-cum–fashion icon Gwen Stefani emerge from a sea of flashing paparazzi at the Christian Dior couture show in January of last year, he had a […]

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Treasure islands: for Burmese ruby earrings or a ring of Golconda diamonds, go on a hunt to private jewelry salons.(Accessories Flash)

Treasure islands: for Burmese ruby earrings or a ring of Golconda diamonds, go on a hunt to private jewelry salons.(Accessories Flash) Schechner, Lilah Jewelry is a luxury, but it’s a far more personal purchase than, say, a fur coat, a Bugatti or even a vacation in St. Barths. A woman wants to feel that her […]

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Penthouse forum. (Uncensored).

Penthouse forum. (Uncensored). Most of the real estate chatter in New York these days is about the crumbling top of the market. But if there’s one apartment at the top that plans to stay there–and that’s being chattered about anyway–it’s the 34-room penthouse atop 740 Park Avenue that belonged to Saul and Gayfryd Steinberg and […]