I’ve always been a St. Ives kind of girl from the neck down. I’ve rarely given a second thought to what cream I slather on my arms, all the while obsessively carefully perusing various beauty departments to find the facial cleanser that will change my life (at least for the week). It was on one such occasion that I stumbled upon Tata Harper’s revitalizing body oil. The oil’s luxurious texture quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving behind any slick residue, just super soft gams—it’s a non-oily oil. Made with all natural ingredients such as Grapeseed oil and Arnica oil, the line has been receiving rave reviews from the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Harper, a newcomer to the beauty scene, grows most of her ingredients on her 1,200-acre Vermont farm. The line of luxury artisanal oils is produced in small batches with everything from the packaging to the formulations done in house. Just one night with revitalizing body oil was enough to turn me into a convert.
“I started modeling a really long time ago; I’ve been doing it for eight years—since I was twelve or thirteen. My mom’s hairdresser basically asked if he could take some photos of me and I did it for free. I was young at the time and was like, “yeah I want to be a model!” So I did it and it ended up being on posters around shopping centers in Brisbane. Afterwards, my mom took me into an agency because I hadn’t been paid for it and it was a big campaign that they used for a lot of things. So I signed with an agency in Australia and then got scouted by IMG when I was fifteen. After I signed with IMG they sent me to Paris then New York after I graduated high school. I moved here around 2009 and I have been here since then.”
Gaspard Yurkievich showed off his sporty side in his SS 2012 collection. The girls and boys looked hot–literally with fresh out of gym class inspired hair and makeup.
“It’s kind of a funny story how I started out. When I was eighteen I used to go on Craigslist and see these ads for makeup artists. Growing up I had always loved doing makeup on my friends. Even when I was little I was doing my friends’ makeup and taking photos of them. So I would see these ads and think, “I wish I could do this and get paid for it.” I knew that I had the skills to do those jobs but I didn’t have any professional experience. One day I saw an ad that said to come in and do a demonstration. I knew that I could do the demonstration so I got a bit creative with my resume. I made up some magazines and totally bluffed the whole thing. When they called me in, I did the demonstration, and I got the job on the spot. So that is how I got my first makeup job. It is one of those situations where I was just really young and did not have anything to lose so I went for it. Then after college I lived in Paris for two years and trained at a makeup school there, we did not only fashion makeup but also special effects and prosthetics as well.”