Travel & Pictorial

California Elegance: Portraits from the Final Frontier

An intimate look at the extraordinary figures and natural beauty of California, the world's pacesetter for the twenty-first century, in all its diversity.

From San Francisco's most significant players to the innovation hub of Silicon Valley and the creative buzz of Hollywood, California Elegance brings you the very best of the Golden State. The changing landscapes of San Francisco, the redwood forests of Humboldt, the sands of Death Valley, the wonders of Yosemite, the slopes of Lake Tahoe, the bustle of Silicon Valley, the glamour of Hollywood and so much more are chronicled by Christine Suppes and Frederic Aranda.

Through a combination of profiles and stories by Suppes, a lifelong Californian, and photographs by Aranda, the pair depict the unique personalities and natural beauty of the state, as well as its significant sites. Profiles and portraits include Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, politicians Willie Brown and Jackie Speier, actor Kirsten Dunst, Glide Memorial Church pastor Cecil Williams, fashion designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Johnston Hartig, Queen Sugar author Natalie Baszile, young NASA scientists, social activists, farmers, firefighters, and award-winning astronomer Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz.

About The Author

Christine Suppes is the author of Electric Fashion, which chronicled her thirty years collecting haute couture.
Frederic Aranda is an international portrait photographer with clients including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Patek Philippe, The Sunday Times, Departures, Harrods, Van Cleef and Arpels and Cartier.

  • Publish Date: February 23, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Regional
  • Publisher: Mondadori
  • Trim Size: 9-4/9 x 11
  • Pages: 432
  • US Price: $80.00
  • CDN Price: $110.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918298-0-1