Freedom Of Speech

Paris Vogue

I’m inspired by Daria’s lip color in this story “Liberté de Tons” (freedom of Speech) from the May issue of Vogue Paris. A trip to the Lancome counter may be in order.

Vogue Paris


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Katie suede sock bootie


Belted wool coat


loulou leather over-the-knee boots


Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot


Everyday tote small leather bag


Padded velvet jacket


Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater


Ridgewood corduroy trousers


Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps


Patchwork fur jacket


Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses


Clever leather belt bag

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OribeI don’t like to color my hair as often as it probably needs it, so, I’m going to try Oribe’s Root Touch-Up Spray. It comes in four shades and also acts as a dry shampoo, now, that’s a win-win.

My friend Alexandra recommends Color Wow Root Cover Up, it has five shades—I’ll try both.

Color Wow


Golden Glow

Bobbi BrownI’m inspired by the makeup in the Hermès story, it’s all about a bronzer. My old friend Bobbi Brown’s Bronzing Powder in Golden Light looks perfect—I will test drive it in L.A.


Hat Hair Help


It’s so cold and windy, very hard to be chic in this weather—especially the hat hair. I keep this small can of Klorane dry shampoo in my office to add a little lift when my hair gets weather flattened.

Klorane now makes a dry shampoo for brunettes, no more white powder residue—woo hoo.



Hot Rollers


For an updated evening look, I want loose, Gisele-like curls. Hot rollers seem to be the ticket and these could be good, but I’m open to suggestions.


Rose Lip Conditioner


So many people have raved about this Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner that I must try it. TBC.


Magic In A Jar

Charlotte Tilbury

A friend I trust when it comes to beauty products just recommended Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, she said it’s amazing.

Makeup Artist

Ashlee Glazer

Ashlee Glazer Need makeup for a big event? We did, and thankfully the folks at Vera Wang recommended Ashlee Glazer. Ashlee came to our hotel prior to both balls and worked her magic. Not only was the makeup perfection but, Ashlee was adorable and fun and full of great tips. Next up, I’m hiring her to help me with an easy, “no makeup'” look for everyday. Untitled-112 Ashlee’s Go-To Products:

Madina HighlightA product from Italy that’s a fashion week favorite. The perfect champagne gold/silver cream highlighting stick. A dab on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, and cupids bow gives the perfect glow.

Clairins Beauty-Flash BalmLifts, tightens, and smoothes pores. Great way to look fresh, fast.

MAC Viva Glam V LipstickThe best neutral for all skin tones. It’s that trustworthy color you can apply without looking in the mirror. And, 100% of the selling price goes to those affected with HIV/AIDS– I love to get clients hooked, and I give it as gifts.

YSL Touche Éclat: Brightens and highlights– makes everyone look fresh and well rested.

Best Makeup Tip: When applying blush and bronzer, I like do to a light dusting at the hairline, under the nose, and jawline.This sculpts and frames the face,  bringing more attention to the eyes.

Most Common Mistake Women Make: Staying within their comfort zone– trying something new every now and then keeps it fresh!

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Black Honey


Lipstick is not my thing but, there are times when I want a little color. My go-to is Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey–it’s more like a tint and the color doesn’t scream ‘big red lips’. I hear that it works with many different skin tones, too.


Solid Scents


It would be amazing if my Annick Goutal perfume came in a solid, then I could carry it in my bag. I’m going to test drive these by Diptyque, they are so practical. The scented oval would be great in a closet.

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