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.
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.
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
Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat
Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Iliana Harkness bucket hobo
Wool and cashmere cardigan
Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide
Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses
Reversible leather and fur coat
Linda 45 leather pumps
Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket
Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest
Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse