Beauty 411: Jenni Kayne
A chic flat shoe can be hard to find. So that it happens to be the hero product of L.A.-based designer Jenni Kayne’s eponymous line should come as no surprise. We speak specifically of her D’Orsay flat. Perfectly cut for ultimate foot flattery, highly wearable, and available in a veritable Crayola box of colors, they have graced the feet of many a style-setter, both famous and not. Besides dreaming up a pair of flats par excellence, Kayne, who launched her brand while still a teenager, is known for dealing in clothes with a simple but sophisticated appeal—modern easy-wear, if you will. She has also recently turned her attention to the wide world of personal blogs with the launch of Rip + Tan, a very Goop-esque lifestyle site named after her kids, Ripley and Tanner, with everything from recipes to product finds. This year marks Jenni Kayne’s (the brand, that is) tenth birthday, a perfect time, we think, to check in with her and get the scoop on some of her own beauty favorites.
THE REGULAR POLISH SPOT: Jessica’s Nails
“My best friend, Nicole Simone, turned me on to Jessica’s just over eight years ago, and I go religiously every week. It’s totally old-school. They have amazing nail polishes, and the manicures are the best. It has become such a part of my routine that I don’t feel like I can breathe if I skip a week.”
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THE ACUPUNCTURIST: Tao of Wellness
“I go once a week for acupuncture, to try to stay balanced and have a relaxing hour to myself. It keeps me healthy and sane. I drink their Chinese herbs daily—they keep me from getting sick and definitely shorten colds when I get them.”
For more information, visit www.taoofwellness.com.
THE FACIALIST: Terri Lawton
“Terri is the best. I always leave glowing, balanced, and relaxed. I try to go once every two months. She also makes amazing products—I use her Stem Cell Moisturizer daily.”
For more information, visit www.terrilawton.com.
THE HAIR-SHINE SOLUTION: Tammy Fender hair drops
“I love her products in general and just started putting a drop of her hair oil in my hair when I get out of the shower. It keeps it shiny and contains it without looking oily.”
For more information, visit www.tammyfender.com.
THE NEW BREAKFAST JOINT: Pressed Juicery
“I have traded in breakfast for a Greens 1, Greens 2, and Coconut Water. I feel great drinking them and have noticed how much clearer my skin and eyes look.
For more information, visit www.pressedjuicery.com.
THE GETAWAYS, FAR AND NEAR
“Amangiri in Utah is the most relaxing, gorgeous hotel and spa I’ve stayed at, and is pretty close to home. I also love the Beverly Hot Springs Korean spa for a rejuvenating scrub.”
THE MINIMAL MAKEUP ROUTINE
“I don’t wear any makeup, except Clé de Peau concealer (when needed) and NARS lipstick. I have many in rotation, but a few of my favorites are Belle de Jour or Casablanca for a neutral, Roman Holiday for pale pink, Schiap or Niagra for a brighter pink, and Jungle Red for a true red.”
THE DREAM BEAUTY LINE: RMS
“The very talented Geoffrey Rodriguez turned me onto RMS Beauty products, and I fell in love. They are chemical-, sulfate-, and paraben-free. My favorites are her Raw Coconut Cream, for after a shower, and her Living Luminizer, for the face. I have been putting it on my cheekbones and above my eyes as an alternative to blush or bronzer.”
For more information, visit www.rmsbeauty.com.
THE SKINCARE FIX: CosMedix
“CosMedix Clear Clarifying Mask is my go-to for breakouts. I love their products. CosMedix Rescue Balm mixed with Dr. Schrammek Blemish Balm is my favorite combo when my skin is dry or breaking out and needs coverage and healing. I learned that from Terri Lawton.”
For more information, visit www.cosmedix.com/.
THE UNSCENT SCENT: Santa Maria Novella Rose Water
“I wear it every day and spray it on myself constantly. It’s a great alternative to strong perfumes. It gives you a subtle fresh rose scent without being overwhelming. I layer it with Kiehl’s Original Musk, which has become another favorite.”
THE DOC: Dr. Nalbandyan
“Dr. Nalbandyan is the most amazing osteopath. I try to see him regularly to stay in alignment and keep things flowing correctly. It’s hard to make the time, and while expensive, it’s worth it. He is also amazing with kids and has really helped mine when they need it.”
For more information, visit www.traditionalosteopathy.com.
THE PRECIOUS VITAMIN: Pearl Powder
“I started taking Pearl Powder almost a year ago, as part of my daily vitamin regimen. My friend’s sister has the most beautiful skin, and she swears it’s because of the Pearl Powder, so of course I had to try it.”
For more information, visit www.healthygoods.com.