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Color Story - Pepperdine Magazine


Color Story

It hits you as soon as you round the corner at Dayton Way and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills: that yellow facade—“Bijan Yellow” to be exact—a not-quite-neon but veritably vibrant hue that can only be described as “rich.”

It might be the color-matched Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport and Rolls-Royce Phantom permanently planted curbside that invoke an air of luxury synonymous with the decades-old brand. Or the Baccarat crystal chandelier festooned with 1,000 bottles of Bijan cologne glistening just beyond the glossy shop windows that invites the curious gaze of thousands of passersby on the legendary strip each day.

The enigmatic House of Bijan boutique embraces and celebrates its status as the most expensive store in the world, and the golden shade is a nod to the legacy of luxury cultivated by the brand’s founder, Tehran-born Bijan Pakzad, known to most as Bijan, who opened the legendary store in 1976 after refining his distinctive personal style in fashion houses throughout Europe.

When Bijan passed away in 2011, his son, Nicolas Pakzad, a student at Seaver College at the time, stepped into the role he had been groomed for his entire life. As a retail mogul on the rise, the current Graziadio Business School student has big plans to plant his own flag in the luxury retail space, staying true to the brand’s longtime clientele while catering to a new crop of devotees with an appetite for superior style. Read the full article

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The Spring 2019 issue of Pepperdine Magazine celebrates stories of resilience and positive social impact. President Andrew K. Benton reflects on his years as the University’s chief executive officer; Pepperdine community members share their perspectives on recovery in the aftermath of a local mass shooting and destructive wildfire; administrators from the Office of International Student Services partner with students to ease the transition to college life in America; Seaver College students examine how they discovered their life’s calling through the CrossWays program; relationship expert Kelly Haer explores some of the most common struggles and solutions that singles encounter in pursuit of romance; and GSEP alumna Meghan Owenz (MA ’08) discusses how she provides parents of young children with the resources to enjoy a screenless lifestyle.

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Highlights include a look inside the Parris Institute for Professional Formation; a 30-year legacy left behind by retiring professor Janet Kerr; and celebrating a 10-year milestone for the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

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This issue features topics such as the significance of adult friendships; bringing clean water to villages in Zambia; and how a past life in the aerospace industry translated to a career in academics.