If I do say so myself, the new issue of GENLUX is gorgeous! Especially because on the cover is my friend Beverly Johnson, who at 63 looks flawless! So flawless, I decided to run her photographs UNRETOUCHED. Tell me what other woman could we possibly run unretouched at 63?
We shot Beverly at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. It's the only hotel in Beverly Hills with a Rodeo Drive address. A luxury boutique property that is about as convenient for out-of-town shoppers as can be. Want some coordinates? Okay. There's Geary's to the north where you can buy his and her Rolex watches. Just north of that is Tory Burch, and just north of Tory is Cartier. Cross the street to and you're at CHANEL. To the south of the Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive is Michael Kors, and then Bally (which is going through renovation), and then you hit Tom Ford. You get the picture. In all of the rooms is a copy of GENLUX magazine.
On the second floor of the Luxe Hotel is a boardroom where we set up hair, makeup and styling. i brought on some of my favorite people on set. (This is where is sounds like a rock 'n roll band). We had the brilliant photographer Tracey Morris on camera. We had the unbelievably talented Uzo from Tracey Mattingly on makeup; Johnny Stuntz from Celestine (such an easy-going and super talented guy) on hair; A newby, Allison Burns from Crosby Carter on nails; and our talented French girl, Santa Bevacqua on styling.
It's on days like this that I feel so blessed. Blessed to be given the gift of creating art with so many wonderfully talented people.
Beverly had suggested Santa who just arrived in town from New York. She pulled some really chic pieces that had the Genlux elegance factor. Want a peek?