It’s easy to be labeled a dilettante when you come from wealth. But when referring to David Lauren, 39, and Lauren Bush, 27, featured in the October issue of T&C, it’d be more accurate and far better to label these two, philanthropists. This newly married couple (this past Labor Day weekend in Telluride, CO) has, for a number of years, independently forged their way with socially conscious endeavors. David has gone from painting homeless shelters as a teenager to, in recent years, spearheading the Match Rugby Fund, a RL Foundation’s initiative, which works with organizations like Donors Choose and Teach for America to provide grants through the sale of its limited-edition products. His new bride Lauren, who helped to feed the homeless as a youth, has taken a somewhat sartorial approach to doing her part in the world with her now four year old company, The FEED Project; the sales of her ubiquitous burlap bags providing food for the world’s hungry. Congratulations to this sophisticated and civic-minded new power couple.
(All photographs by Mark Seliger)
I came across this video of the fashion house, Bally, the other day and found it rather interesting. If for no other reason than the fact that they're celebrating 160 years. Amazing!
Donny Deutsch's New York apartment is prominently featured in the October issue of Architectural Digest. It's everything you'd imagine an adman's apartment to be: spacious, art filled (Warhol, Basquiat, Hirst & Haring, et al), sophisticated, but fun.
Built in 1889 on the Upper East Side, this French-neoclassical mansion is an impressive 15,000-square-feet spanning 6 floors. Donny, former host of the now defunct television show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, collaborated with interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper and architect Frederic Schwartz to bring a cool, new life to this bachelor's pad. After having the original place gutted and completely redone, this apartment is definitely one big idea that has beautifully panned out.
A space for his two daughters when they visit.
(All Photos by Nikolas Koenig)
In the September issue of Vogue Paris, featuring Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco as its cover girl, is a supplement for children: VOGUE Enfants. It's always good to see children not only dressed age appropriately, but with a certain self-awareness and security. The children in this layout come off as more than just sophisticated and well-mannered; they are the epitome of young Parisian Chic. My only issue is the much too short skirts in some of the pictures. While the skirts and dresses needn't be an inch above the knee like an adults, they should definitely be a tad bit longer.
All images via Paris Vogue
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I was born in the country, but brought up in the big city, with hopes of always maintaining the charm, wit and character of a southern, sophisticated
gentleman. In my goal to live more passionately & purposefully, here are just a few things that I've learned and experienced along the way, making my journey more interesting, and more importantly, easier.