This column reveals the personal beauty recipes, homegrown remedies, and family concoctions that the industry’s trusted pros rely on for staying radiant.
From the Kitchen of: Fernando Aciar, chef and founder of FeelFood juice and food shop in New York City
“Romesco is a Mediterranean sauce that I learned to make while working in restaurants around the world. In Argentina, we often added it to steak, and at Chez Panisse, we used it with meats and vegetables. At FeelFood, we mix the sauce into salads, quinoa bowls, and sprouted wraps. The recipe’s red peppers and carrots are filled with beta-carotene, a plant pigment that significantly boosts skin tone while fighting damage from UV sunlight and enhancing the effectiveness of sunscreen. The vitamin E in the sunflower seeds also brings a healthy glow to the skin and adds further UV protection. Plus, the fresh orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects against free radicals.”
One for the Recipe Box: Summer Skin Booster
4 red peppers
5 whole carrots (medium size)
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup orange juice
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Himalayan sea salt to taste
“Roast the peppers at 375°F until the skin is charred. Remove from the oven, let cool, and peel. Take the carrots, mix with olive oil, and roast them at 350°F until they are soft. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut them into big pieces. In a bowl, mash the carrots until they have a chunky texture and combine with the peppers and remaining ingredients. Add salt to taste and enjoy!”
Even though the World Cup has officially ended, it’s not too early to start reminiscing about this year’s standout looks. Here, New York City hair pro (and fútbol fan) John Barrett shares favorites, including Rodrigo Palacio’s “asymmetrical rattail” and Cristiano Ronaldo’s buzzed head (a style inspired by a young fan’s recent brain surgery). Here, your evening eye candy.
When it comes to collaborations, Vanessa Seward is fashion’s golden girl—literally. After years of successful ready-to-wear collections with A.P.C., the former Azzaro designer (who is launching her own label) has teamed up with Kérastase to design a trio of gilded hair accessories. Sold exclusively at Colette in Paris and on colette.fr, the collection includes a delicate chain-link headband, a weighty gold hair cuff (which hugs the base of a ponytail), and a sleek rhinestone-studded barrette. Each piece is minimal, timeless, and not overly feminine—much like Seward’s personal style. For her first foray into beauty, the designer was inspired by Kérastase’s couture styling line and her love of gold bijoux. (She also enlisted the help of jewelry manufacturer Edgard Hamon, whom she worked with during her stints at Chanel and Azzaro.) Prices range from 80€ to 240€ ($137 to $328 USD), but we think it’s a sound investment, considering these pieces would look equally chic with an LBD or a basic white tee.
For other ways to style your strands this summer, check out these beat-the-heat hair ideas.
At Style.com, we go to great lengths to get you the inside scoop on everything from breaking fashion news to backstage beauty reports. And when we received word that Choupette Lagerfeld was joining forces with Shu Uemura and fronting a cosmetics collection for the holidays, naturally we went straight to the source. Here, an interview with the most covetable kitten on social media.
Last time the Kaiser created makeup with Shu Uemura, his muse was a manga-esque Mon Shu Girl with a black bob and red eyes. We’re really excited that you’re doing Daddy Karl the honor of starring in the campaign. What does this modeling milestone mean to you?
I might as well change my name to “Shu” pette now.
We love that moniker, Choupette.
Forget Choupette, Mademoiselle, Princess, or Queen—call me ‘Shu’pette!
Yes, your highness. You’re also launching a book, Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Life. So tell us, what was the hardest part of the writing process?
Should I or should I not host a book signing? #FirstFelineProblems
Well, that’s easy, of course you should. Seeing as the Shu Uemura range is, according to WWD, the “first tie-up between a beauty name and house pet,” how do you feel about beating out other celebrity animals, like Cecil Delevingne?
Reason 67907083 felines are superior to bunnies: We know not to climb into air conditioners.
And I suppose Daddy Karl knows better than to fall asleep on the job.
Leave @Caradelevingne alone! Sometimes you just need a good catnap. #Truth
Our deepest apologies. How do you feel about the fashion set wearing furry faux lashes—a rumored star in the line—come launch time?
[It’s my] next step to #fashion and #beauty (then world) domination.
*All responses were pulled from Twitter, @ChoupettesDiary
You would think that having a job that requires posing in skimpy outfits and lingerie would be motivation enough to stick with a strict exercise regimen, but even a supermodel like Karlie Kloss needs a nudge sometimes. To keep herself on track, Kloss relies on a workout mantra: “’A body in motion stays in motion.’ I have a lot of body, so I like to keep it moving,” said Kloss. Whether that means putting the pedal to the metal at SoulCycle or hitting the barre to lengthen and strengthen, the former ballerina says that switching up your routine is key to keeping your muscles guessing. Having a chic fitness wardrobe doesn’t hurt, either. After teaming up with Nike for Fall 2014, Kloss has plenty of options—including the brand’s new Pro Rival Bra ($65, seen here, available July 14). And if it wasn’t enough that the woman makes spandex look runway-worthy, she’s also a morning person—she hits the gym while most of us are still in bed. To discover more of her secrets, watch the exclusive video below: