Cayli Cavaco Reck's shop

Knockout Beauty

After I posted Going Organic about my search for natural beauty products, I popped into Cayli Cavaco Reck’s shop Knockout Beauty on the Upper East Side. Daughter of the ex-creative director of Allure magazine Paul Cavaco, Cayli’s interest in beauty and skincare started in her early teens and is now not only her passion, it’s a growing business. Following the success of a seasonal shop in the Hamptons last summer, the Lexington location is now a permanent address.

Packed with beautifully packaged natural products, the best part of the visit to the shop was the consultation with Cayli herself. I left with a slew of samples and detailed instructions on how to apply them and realized that an important part of buying beauty products are the recommendations from someone knowledgable. Then you can order refills online.

Knockout Beauty, 1031 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt


Shearling sneakers


Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress


Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps


Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat


Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse


Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals


Tuxedo box clutch


Nolia crepe midi dress


Stretch-suede 70mm bootie

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Going Organic

Beauty is not my forte, but after I posted on the Shigeta collaboration I decided that it’s high time to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. I’m really interested in organic products, so I emailed a beauty editor to see if she would share her current favorites–and, voilà! That lip exfoliator has my name on it, this winter has taken it’s toll.

Kora Organics Rosehip Body Oil, Tata Harper mask, RMS Beauty Coconut Oil Living Luminizer, Rahua Classic Shampoo, Kahina Argan OilOnira Organics The Mask, Ilia Lip Exfoliator.


Sofia x Shigeta

I read in February Vogue Paris that Ms. C is a fan of the organic beauty brand Shigeta and has partnered with them on a travel kit. Sadly, it’s only available at the Shigeta showroom in Paris, for now.

Image © Vogue Paris

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I feel like I’ve been running from one event to the next since Thanksgiving and it’s starting to take its toll on my skin. A rose mask could be the answer- I’m a rose fanatic.

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