July 30th, 2014
W Magazine Beauty Director

Jane Larkworthy

Jane Larkworthy

Jane Larkworthy is one of those six-degrees-of-separation classic New York stories. Despite being in the same business for ages– and, most likely, brushing past each other backstage at countless fashion shows, we had never officially met. That said, when she greeted me at her office, she laughed, “Oh, I totally know who you are!” and I felt the same. And within five minutes of this shoot, we realized we had a lot in common (friends, kids in college, past bosses, hair colorists)–so it was nice to finally meet the incredibly smart and funny W magazine beauty director–albeit 20 years too late.

Jane's Favorite things

Style  icons: Jackie, Babe Paley, Sofia Coppola

Beauty icons:  Cate Blanchett, Mariel Hemingway in her early 20’s

Go to outfit: Zero Maria Cornejo jumpsuit and Zara sandals.

Weekend uniform: Gap shorts, Prada sandals or Nike Bionics, St. James, LL Bean or Chance boatneck striped shirt

Never have too many: Burt’s Bees lip balms or Chance t-shirts

Summer destination: the Berkshires

What’s in the bag: lip balm, eye drops, Smythson mini notebook (usually without a pen), two pair of sunglasses (one with prescription lenses and one without), my iphone and earpods.

Jane Larkworthy's makeup picks

Makeup essentials: Marc Jacobs stick foundation, Aerin brown Eye Pencil, Tom Ford Volume Mascara, Nars Orgasm Blush.

Skin care essentials: House of Soveral Angel Balm cleanser, Retin-A cream

Hair Essentials: Color Wow Hair Powder and a good, convenient bi-weekly blow-out.

Current book: “I Am Having So Much Fun Without You” by Courtney Maum.

What’s on the iPod: Elvis Costello, Elbow, Stevie Wonder and lots of showtunes. Currently, it’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Favorite sites: Zillow, Refinery 29, The Cut, The New Potato, Eater, Buzzfeed

Favorite film: “Broadcast News”

Favorite Spa: Rancho la Puerta. It’s just over the border in Tecate, Mexico.  It’s like Summer camp for adults without the competitive “color war” aspect. My  husband and I try to go every few years. It’s the BEST place to chill and restore.

Favorite cause: Anything cancer or breast cancer related. I tend to spread that net widely.

Can’t go one day without: A bottle of Harney Organic Green Tea with Coconut. I order six cases at a time.

One week without: The Caprese Panini from Number Six Depot in West Stockbridge, Mass.

One month without:  Taking a long bike ride with my husband.

Always searching for:  The next perfect fragrance.

Jane Larkworthy photographed by Marko MacPherson and makeup by Ashley Rebecca.

Map of the Berkshires @ Kristine Lombardi hand lettering


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Leather jacket


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Able boot




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Shearling-lined boots




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  • I too love her page in W and it’s fun to see who and what inspires her. Thank you for the great profile!

    LaetitiaJuly 30th, 2014  10:07 AM

  • I’m going to try all of her makeup suggestions, especially the Color Wow, such a great tip.

    JackieJuly 30th, 2014  10:28 AM

  • “Mariel Hemingway in her early 20’s”


    (I think Mariel is still lovely)

    meJuly 30th, 2014  10:47 AM

  • I understand being inspired by someone from a specific time in their life.

    On another note, love the beauty product recommendations, cannot wait to try them.

    LisaJuly 30th, 2014  11:33 AM

  • Can you tell me where you found that map of the Berkshires? So cool!

    MaryJuly 30th, 2014  12:16 PM

  • Sofia Coppola always gets it right…

    Kim and ProperJuly 30th, 2014  12:46 PM

  • Loved this post- I remember Jane Larkworthy from her days at Jane magazine!

    ErinJuly 30th, 2014  1:56 PM

  • I found the map of the berkshires here http://www.coroflot.com/kristinelombardi/hand-lettering

    PrestonJuly 30th, 2014  2:58 PM

  • Love Jane!

    KerryJuly 30th, 2014  10:08 PM

  • Who’s your colorist? Love the hair – exactly what I want!

    AliJuly 31st, 2014  8:43 AM

  • Gina Gilbert at Serge Normant!!! And thanks!

    JaneJuly 31st, 2014  11:02 PM

  • Jane has always been my style icon! And she’s hot, too!

    CarterAugust 1st, 2014  6:55 AM

  • Love Jane – one of my favorites.

    JennineAugust 1st, 2014  11:18 AM


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