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Aspen Peak - 2017 - Issue 1 - Summer

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ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM 75 PHOTOGRAPHY BY WARD + KWESKIN (JEWELRY); HAIR BY TAKAYUKI SHIBATA; MODEL: JELENA SALIKOVA (JEWELRY). PHOTOGRAPHY BY FELIX WONG (S/S17 COLLECTION INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR, BOUTIQUE). HAIR BY KIRI YOSHIKI; MAKEUP BY MAHFUD; MODEL: VASILISA PAVLOVA (INTERIOR S/S17 COLLECTION). HAIR BY TAKAYUKI SHIBATA; MAKEUP BY DAVID TIBOLLA; MODEL: TIANA PERRY (EXTERIOR S/S17 COLLECTION). STYLING/ART DIRECTION BY SAYURI MURAKAMI (ALL IMAGES) LADY BE LUXE NEW YORK DESIGNER (AND WINTER-SEASON HIT) VALENTINA OVA EXTENDS HER ASPEN RESIDENCY THROUGH SUMMER—AND ADDS A NEW EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE Valentina Kova's epony- mous line of luxury womenswear and fine jew- elry has caught the eye of celebrities like Julianne Moore (or "Julie," as Kova calls her) and Jane Fonda, is sold overseas in France and Japan, and is partially manu- factured in the same Italian factory as products from Hermès and Chanel (all the rest is made in the USA). But to the 30-something designer, her most significant accom- plishment since founding her brand five years ago in New York City's Garment District (where all of her wares are designed) was opening her first boutique—in Aspen. "I fell in love with the com- munity, with nature, with the creative things that Aspen offered me," says Kova, who after a four-month residency this winter has decided to extend the temporary shop's stay through the summer, from June 17 to September 15. "We felt like we already made so many friends and explored so many venues, so why not take this journey a little bit further?" When deciding where to open a retail store to join The cashmere and silk Poppins sweater ($1,320) and Marilyn pearl necklace (price on request) from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. BELOW: Katya silk charmeuse blouse ($1,320) and Maxime pants ($1,200). "Why not take this journey a little bit further?" says designer Valentina Kova, who has extended her Mill Street residency (BELOW) through the summer. HERE: The platinum and diamond Alyssa necklace (price on request); gold, diamond, and sapphire Guinevere earrings (price on request); and Daria silk taffeta dress ($2,100). STYLE IN THE MOUN TAINS

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