TRENDSCAPE: Artfully Bound

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The crafted assemblage of picks for an imaginative summer

Art Visionary

To celebrate the first anniversary of their iconic Whitney Bag, Max Mara is releasing a reimagined version that pays homage to the museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. An artist and a style icon, Whitney was an art world pioneer as the first woman to open a major American art museum in New York City. This artsy crowd essential is inspired by John Singer Sargent’s image of Whitney, the subject clad in harem pants; the painting’s background features leaf and flower motifs, which are also found on the bag. The piece comes in a refined iridescent shade evoking Gertrude’s pearl necklace and will make for a perfect companion for socializing in a New York art gallery or for summering in Newport à la Ms. Whitney herself.

Haute Funhouse

Whether your summer entertainment plans involve throwing an intimate Hamptons cocktail party or celebrating the launch of a new project, Van Wyck & Van Wyck is the company that will execute your creative vision with artful precision. Bronson van Wyck, the event producer extraordinaire behind the city’s chicest parties, is launching Workshop, a full service agency specializing in the execution of brand projects. From Goop to Bergdorf Goodman, Van Wyck produced some of the most acclaimed events in the past 15 years. Workshop will build upon these relationships to work as a collaborative partner for a range of clients, including Chanel, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Range Rover, Jaguar and others. Every event has a story to tell. Let Workshop’s artful storytellers tell yours.

Ultrawhite Beams

Warm weather calls for light palettes, and white is the choice color for the sartorially chic. The crisp monochrome serves as a blank canvas for the well-heeled to express themselves when it comes to resort wear. Everything But Water, a luxe one-stop shopping mecca for a getaway wardrobe, celebrates this minimalist color by unveiling their first concept shop for a 26-piece line, White: The Capsule Collection. It contains only white resort wear, swimwear, and accessories by the top designers created exclusively for the concept store and embodying the resort lifestyle. Some of the designers include Marysia, Mara Hoffman, PilyQ, Karla Colletto, Solid & Striped and others. Hurry up before Labor Day strikes!

The Brushstrokes Behind A Perfect Line

The beauty products ingredients today read like a Michelin-starred chef grocery shopping list: caviar, truffles and sea salt . . . Summertime is the easy going season of simplicity and is a perfect time for going back to basics when it comes to your skin care. Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty is a luxury medical-grade skin care line designed by Dr. Lara Devgan, the award-winning Upper East Side’s plastic surgeon, who has 18 years of experience working in Yale biochemistry labs and Johns Hopkins research facilities. Each product is artfully finessed to stripped down clinical efficacy, containing FDA-approved, scientifically tested ingredients. Products like Platinum Glow Serum, Platinum Hyaluronic Serum, Platinum Vitamin C+ Luminous Night Serum and Platinum Eye Repair Complex are an artful powerhouse of four antiaging products, which will work synergistically together to reduce fine lines, fade dark spots, even skin tone, rejuvenate the delicate skin around the eyes and give you a total skin makeover in the course of just 4 weeks. These essentials will be the foundational brushstrokes behind all your skin care masterpieces.

A Charmed Scent

Fragrance has a magical way of transporting us to a place far, far away, so escape to Brazil, Madagascar or Tuscany with Lisa Hoffman’s latest foray into fine fragrance jewelry. Featuring semiprecious stones like ruby, amethyst and mother of pearl, as well as signature treasure charms that gradually release scents, these bracelets, necklaces and earrings come in 14-karat gold, rose gold or sterling silver. The infused beads include aromas reminiscent of exotic locales, scents like Madagascar Orchid, Japanese Agarwood, Kerala Ashok Garden, and others. The website also has a create-your-own bracelet tool to customize your own little treasure or a few of them, to stack up with those flowy seaside caftans.


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