August 08, 2012
Stephanie Hirsch’s CV runs the gamut—author, artist with exhibitions at Hamptons’ ArtMRKT and in East Hampton’s Clic Gallery, fashion designer—but no matter which of her accomplishments is being lauded, one word describes Hirsch’s work: inspiring. Today, Hirsch’s main focus is art that takes commonplace images and re-imagines them using beads, rhinestones, and embroidery, and mixes them with complementing inspirational quotes, or mantras.
Here, Hirsch shares the inspiration behind a very Hamptons-appropriate piece—a surfboard that seamlessly combines the glittering glamour and sleepy beach feel that defines the Hamptons.
Passion Surf 2012
Beads, Rhinestones, and Embroidery on Surfboard
"The mantra on this body of work is 'Passion is The Fire That Fuels Me.' I chose this mantra along with the lip image, because both the saying and image represent lust, passion and desire. Passion is everything in life—it literally fires up your internal engine and makes life exciting and invigorating.
This holds particularly true in surfing. You have to get in the water, wait patiently for the right wave, and sometimes endure less-than-pleasant conditions—but once you catch that wave, a fire ignites inside of you and the passionate love affair begins."
August 08, 2012
David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker.
Brother and sister duo Louis Marra and Allison Julius always seek out the most exciting items to carry in their Maison 24 stores, which stock an eclectic mix of furniture, clothing, and accessories, often partnering with designers on exclusive collections. With an eye for design and taste for quality, they decided to stock Warby Parker eyewear as well as Parke & Ronen menswear in their Bridgehampton store. Warby Parker has been gaining a following for its vintage-inspired frames, and its buy-one- give-one charity has made the business a financial and philanthropic success; Marra and Julius’s Maison 24 is the first retailer on the East End to carry Warby Parker.
Parke & Ronen will have its own shop-in-shop this summer. Known for its refined leisurely style, the luxury brand is an obvious choice for the Hamptons male customer. Shoes, bags, belts, shorts, totes, and swimwear will be stocked and available throughout the summer and into the fall. 2424 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-2488
August 07, 2012
According to recent events in the Hamptons, an easy and stylish way to give any outfit a little pop is by letting your accessories steal the show. In honor of the trend, Filipa Fino compiled her favorite event pictures, and a shoppable list available on HavetoHave.com. See her finds, and create your own list of Hamptons must-haves on HavetoHave.com. Filipa says:
"I love that in the summer, all you need to wear is a statement piece of jewelry to feel dressed up."
—FILIPA FINO FOR HAVE TO HAVE
August 07, 2012
Blue stingray clutch, Kara Ross ($1,180). Jennifer Miller, 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061. Nora Aunor clutch, Celestina ($699). Gail Rothwell, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-6666. Necklace, Janis Provisor Jewelry (price on request). Gail Rothwell, see above
Locals from west to east are drawn to cerulean gemstones, lavish coverings, and dreamy tones of aquamarine, opal, and azure. Three accessory pieces available out East will lure you with these seaside details—Celestina and Kara Ross offer two takes on sea-faring stingray finishes. Abstract grid lines on Celestina’s angular box clutch creates ombré shadows for a bold update, while Kara Ross opts for a more classic stingray pattern and shape.
Hamptons jewelry darling Janis Provisor recalls her initial inspiration when designing her heavenly blue topaz necklace: “I spied a gorgeous piece of London blue topaz in the rough—a rare find. I immediately visualized a necklace with a large carved pendant and selected lozenge-shaped green amethyst beads to complement. I drew the shape and size on the spot. And what colors could be more perfect for the beach?” This maritime motif will continue throughout the summer and beyond, so dive in and show off your Hamptons surf style.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN KLUTCH
August 06, 2012
When one keeps a store that looks more like a funky modern-art exhibit than a boutique, one probably has a good eye for great beauty, too. Such is the case with Allison Julius of Maison 24, one half of the brother-sister ownership behind the famed lifestyle store. Below, Julius shares her favorite beauty spots when she’s spending time at Maison 24’s Bridgehampton (2424 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 537-2488) outpost.
Keeping my long hair party-perfect in the heat and humidity of summer is a must, but it’s a bit of a challenge around my work schedule so I keep four salons on speed dial to be sure I can always get an appointment when I need one! My go-to list includes The Salon at Amagansett Square (6 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett, 267-6677), Valery Joseph (2454 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-8967), Fay Teller (19 Corwith Ave., Bridgehampton, 537-3393), and Gil Ferrer (2044 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 537-5805)—all in Bridgehampton.
I'm a huge fan of Molton Brown, which we sell at Maison 24, so I always make sure to fill a bag up with my favorites. The Black Peppercorn Bodyscrub Bar is so packed with peppercorns it actually hurts a bit, but its super-effective at keeping your skin smooth in summer and the Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion smells delicious and is great at soothing sun-kissed skin.
I keep my nails very short and always choose pale polish (Essie Waltz is still my all-time favorite) so chips are barely visible. If I do need a quick manicure or polish change, Angel Tips (2102 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 537-0100) is the best.
When I have time for some true R&R, I book a 90-minute massage at A Studio Spa (10 Main St., East Hampton, 324-6996). Total bliss!