Makeup artist François Nars is no stranger to business (he sold his eponymous line to Shiseido in 2000) or pleasure (this is the man who gave us Orgasm blush, after all). A perfectionist with impeccable taste, Nars’ exacting standards are apparent in everything he touches, be it the makeup look he creates each season for Marc Jacobs or his private compound in Bora Bora. Here, on the eve of the 2013 fall collections, he shares his favorite haunts in New York City.
15 East 15 East 15th Street; 212-647-0015 I love Japanese food and eat a lot of sushi here.
Bar Masa 10 Columbus Circle; 212-823-9800 Great for innovative dishes, as well as traditional Japanese comfort food.
The Lion 62 West 9th Street; 212-353-8400 An excellent spot for brunch.
Mary's Fish Camp 64 Charles Street; 646-486-2185 Get the lobster roll; it’s the best I have ever had! TREATS
Grom Gelato 233 Bleecker Street; 212-206-1738 This is the best gelato in the city.
Laduree 864 Madison Avenue; 646-558-3157 I go there to splurge on their macarons. They are out of this world.
La Maison Du Chocolat 1018 Madison Avenue; 212-744-7117 Luxurious chocolates...another splurge!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue; 212-535-7710 Many of my ideas come to me when I am visiting this museum.
The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street; 212-708-9400
The Apple Store 401 West 14th Street; 212-444-3400 I can’t live without my iPod.
Assouline at the Plaza Hotel 768 5th Avenue; 212-593-7236 I love collecting books and come here often to see what new ones have come in.
Book Marc 400 Bleecker Street; 212-620-4021 Great place to find stationery, accessories and hard-to-find books.
Dior Homme 17 East 57 Street; 212-421-6009 This is a classic Upper East Side neighborhood boutique. I love their suits.
Diptyque Paris 377 Bleecker Street; 212-242-2333 My favorite fragrance is L’Ombre Dans L’Eau.
Hermès Men's Boutique 690 Madison Avenue; 212-308-3585 I love their notebooks. I write in the small version all of my product and shade names. I keep it with me at all times.
Marc Jacobs 163 Mercer Street; 212-343-1490 The team is always very helpful when I need to pick out items for my mother. L'Olivier Floral Atelier 213 West 14th Street; 212-255-2828 I love their white floral arrangements. RELAXATION
HIDEAWAY:Motu Tané in Bora Bora I would spend the rest of my life here if I could. Motutaneisland.com
MASSEUSE:The Spa at Mandarin Oriental 80 Columbus Circle; 212-805-8800 Best spa for a deep-tissue massage.
TEA:Matcha Green Tea I drink it two to three times a day when I’m in New York. It fuels creativity, ignites the mind and provides me with endless inspiration.
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye