Publishing this magazine is a luxury to me. I have the honor of curating content for you…
In this issue, we celebrate luxury in all things—the luxury of time to Live Beautifully, the luxury of enjoying the best of the best, and the luxury to gather and surround yourself with the ones you love this holiday season and into the New Year. My team and I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving full of gratitude and good food!
This issue includes so many of my favorite things from creating elegant tablescapes to spritzing my signature scent to escape-worthy holiday travel to savoring the luxurious simplicity of caviar and bubbles—my favorite thing to do during the holidays.
Publishing this magazine is a luxury to me. I have the honor of curating content for you, our amazing readers, and I so appreciate all the notes and messages sharing how you are enjoying ICONIC LIFE. With every issue quarterly, we seek to put our best foot forward, presenting captivating content with stunning imagery.
The biggest undertaking of every issue is concepting the cover and bringing our ever-growing team together for a significant photo shoot that produces an original fashion story and our cover image. I like to call it “Publisher’s Favorite Day,” as it’s the day when all my hopes and dreams for the issue come together, and we unleash the creative genius of our team to create an ICONIC cover.
As someone who has been in publishing for most of my life, I follow the great photographers, and I am a student of cover concepts. I love going to the newsstands to see what cover decisions were made for that month and what big ideas are out there. I particularly have a deep affinity for ICONIC covers that have stood the test of time.
This issue’s cover is inspired by the work of the ICONIC Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century, known for taking deeply personal portraits of the biggest names out there for the most important publications of our time, like Vogue.
The Orpheum Theatre hosted us for our long day of shooting and shared the theatre’s house-lighting mastermind with our team of eight to bring drama to fashion.
The Orpheum Theatre hosted us for our long day of shooting and shared the theatre’s house-lighting mastermind with our team of eight to bring drama to fashion. There are days of preparation that go into every shoot, and so many friends contribute to the gowns, shoes, handbags and jewelry that adorn our models.
Recently, I learned that so many of you didn’t even know that we are creating original imagery at this level, and I want to encourage you to take a look at what my amazing team is doing with original fashion shoots.
Indeed, we are…and it’s one of my greatest luxuries.
Thank you to my amazing team, my generous friends, my supportive clients and you, our loyal readers for making this ICONIC dream come true.
Renee M. Dee