Summer beauty could sound like a paradox. When it’s scorching hot out and you’re doing everything you can to not melt into the subway platform, trying to look chic and put-together might feel like an impossible feat. But, three of my favorite Formula Babes made it work!
I caught up with my favorite creatives for Refinery29 to dish on their summer beauty routines: Athena Calderone, the design maven behind Rawlins Calderone and lifestyle blog, eye-swoon; Chelsea Leyland, my favorite U.K. import, spins tunes for fashion’s finest across the globe; and New York native Sophie Auster, actress and songstress of Red Weather. She not only has a killer set of pipes but is also the daughter of novelist Siri Hustvedt and creative legend Paul Auster, making her bona fide New York royalty. These three mega-talented ladies shared their vacation plans and what beauty products will be making the trip with them, ahead.
Sometimes I contribute to Elle.com and gush to their readers about my latest beauty obsessions. In a recent post I wrote about one of my favorite trends that looks amazing all year long–bright shadows. See the full story with my tips below–
In this roundup, you won’t find any shrinking violets. Instead, I’ve gathered the boldest purples, yellows, pinks, and more that I can’t get enough of this season—and shared my tips on how to wear them for that ultimate pop of drama.
In my latest work for Elle.com I spent the afternoon at home sharing beauty tips with the sisters behind Swedish brand, House of Dagmar. These three babes have become arbiters of Scandinavian cool with their abstract prints and popping color combos. The trio dished on the details of their morning rituals, favorite red lipsticks and ultimate spa destinations. Here are some behind the scenes photos and the interview:
“I studied at fashion school in Paris for Haute Couture. I was really passionate about this field but when I got my diploma I realized that it wasn’t the right time for Haute Couture, there was a huge crisis and couture was having trouble. So I designed for a lot of different brands and accepted everything that came my way. I worked with Hermès and then smaller designers like Iro and Paul & Joe. While I was doing some freelance jobs my friend Violet was working on a story with Carine Roitfeld. She asked me to design some jewelry for the shoot. From this I realized that I enjoyed making accessories more than clothes, it was completely spontaneous. There was a costume field within jewelry that could be more refined yet still democratic. I received such good feedback from the shoot that I launched my own line.
“I started out at Refinery29 as a project manager and worked as a liaison between ad sales and their creative team. Somehow they had found out that I had been a makeup artists for ten years and asked me to do the instant makeover video and it so well with the thirty second up do that we kept doing them and eventually I became the Assistant Beauty Editor. I was there for a while and I just applied for the job at Elle not thinking I was going to get it and they emailed me back within five minutes to set up an interview. So after about a week of interviews they offered me the position and I took it because that’s my dream job, working for Elle (laughs).
Everyone knows I love ASOS, so you can imagine how fun it was to be featured as their Beauty Junkie in this month’s edition of ASOS magazine. Here are some images from the story I shot highlighting a few of my own beauty essentials.
“I went to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and ended up being a really terrible poet. I knew I needed to do something else and I started taking these art history courses. I transferred to Sarah Lawrence and was really focused on working in commercial contemporary art. I started planning pop-up shows before I had an actual space and that was really gratifying. I knew that was what I wanted and End of Century seems like a creative introduction to a survey of the lifestyles and cultures that are happening in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn now. End of Century is a retail and gallery space.”