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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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"We wanted to create a line with some positive vibes," says Dani Capps (left). THEA COSMETICS PHOTO BY BROOKE OLIMPIERI; MODERNIST CUISINE GALLERY PHOTO BY NATHAN MYHRVOLD N O W I N V E G A S FOOD FANATIC Photographer and food scientist Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine Gallery ( opened in May at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, placing food front, center and massive for your, ahem, consumption. Which begged two questions: Where do you fi nd inspiration for your striking images? "When I decided about a decade ago to create the cookbook Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, I saw an exciting opportunity to do something new in food photography—to portray food in new and unexpected ways that simultaneously draw readers in and illustrate the science at work in cooking. My team and I looked into the idea of selling prints, and it became clear that the only way forward would be to open our own gallery." Who collects 10-foot-tall images of breadcrumb landscapes and chard? "I think that my photography speaks to people for whom the specifi c subject in the photo and the broader topic of food are important parts of their lives. I can say that people defi nitely like food—all of our homes include a place to cook and eat. And they clearly also like photos of food—witness Instagram. There has never been a better time to love food. Art that you have in your home or offi ce should be something that delights and engages you on a daily basis. I hope that my photographs allow people to express how food makes them feel and who they are." –Don Chareunsy GIR L POWER Instagram and the blog world know Dani Capps as half of @itsthoseblondes and, both a heady mix of girl power motivation, beauty tips and hilarity. e onetime makeup artist earned her stripes helping put Rain Cosmetics in front of the celebs who would make it famous (Holly Madison, Lara Croft, Michael Boychuck). When she met Sloan Hadfi eld (Miss Nevada USA, 2005) nearly 10 years ago, "We connected over our shared vision," Capps says. "Makeup doesn't make you beautiful, it only enhances your natural beauty." ese days, she says, makeup is confusing. "You can't go 10 minutes without being bombarded with poreless, airbrushed, fi ltered photos. Am I supposed to look like this? We wanted to focus on the fun and the playful side of makeup, and less of the 'fi x me!' part." Enter the duo's new brand, ea Cosmetics (, a line of hypoallergenic, fragrance- and paraben-free matte and demi-matte lipsticks with a mission: "A portion of all ea's proceeds goes toward organizations that encourage girls, teens and women to pursue education and build confi dence and self-esteem." Even these two gorgeous women know that lipstick isn't a silver bullet. "We're not models; we're not 22," Capps laughs. " is is how we look in ea, and this is our style. We have pores and some rolls, but we're having fun." And with the gorgeous hues of their fi rst collection, with names like "Dark Desert Highway," "Page Me" and "Bad Mama Jama," you will, too. –Briar Davis BEAUT Y BUZZ ART'S SAKE "Beta " Vulgaris" han by Nathan ld, Myhrvold, limited 300 edition: 300 3 6 V E G A S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M

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