21 posts tagged "Oribe"
When hair pro Michelle Snyder, formerly of Bumble and Bumble and Whittemore House, returned to her hometown of San Francisco a few years ago to open her very own salon, the New York clients who had come to rely on her signature cool-girl cuts with a retro spin were collectively dismayed. But NYC’s loss has been SF’s gain. At her Barrow Salon, Snyder is continuing to dole out ‘dos that have earned her a cultish following and celebrity fans like Zooey Deschanel, Karen Elson, and Amanda Peet, alongside a stellar team of creatives she handpicked, not to mention playing host to pop-up shops and regularly visiting talent. Anyone who has had the great fortune of being at the receiving end of Snyder’s shears knows that her personal style—vintage dresses and serious lipstick—is as worthy of accolades as her cuts. Here, the hair virtuoso shares some of her personal go-tos.
THE EYEBROW GURU: Amanda Toscano
“My favorite eyebrow specialist is by far Amanda at Habit. She has an amazing eye for what constitutes the perfect arch on everyone. The best I’ve ever found.”
THE KICK-ASS WORKOUT: El Niño
“I love El Niño MMA gym. I have been doing Thai boxing for six years, and this gym hands-down has the best workouts and the most eclectic group of people. It’s not for the weak…and that why I like it.”
THE SIGNATURE SCENT: Agent Provocateur
“Agent Provocateur. Always. I have been wearing this fragrance for about 10 years. It’s the perfect combination of rosy and sexy.”
THE RESIDENT OUTFITTERS
“My favorite stores to shop are Reliquary for their beautiful Victorian jewelry and Ver Unica for their 1930s dress collection. I also love the Alameda flea market for clothes and household goods.”
THE BRUNCH STOP
“The best place for a boozy brunch on a Sunday is Thee Parkside. The chilaquiles are delish!”
THE SKINCARE ADVISER: Anna Petras
“For all things complexion related—facials, Botox, laser, etc.—I go to Anna Petras, NP [aesthetic nurse practitioner] at Inner Image. She introduced me to SkinCeuticals Phyto +, which has really helped to improve my skin tone and texture.”
THE HAIR HELPERS: Eileen McCarthy at Barrow and Coby Alcántar at Little Axe Salon
“Eileen is my favorite. She is so good with all color, but her rich brunettes are perfection. And I see my friend Coby every time I’m back in New York. We have a thing where we always cut each other’s hair when we see each other.”
THE STRAND ESSENTIALS
“I am in love with R+Co Outer Space hairspray. It’s dry, so you can layer it, and it smells so delicious and earthy. Also, Oribe’s Gold Lust shampoo and conditioner is instant gratification in a bottle for beat-up hair.”
THE BEAUTY BASICS
“In Fiore has so many beautiful products, and they are local, which is great, but my favorites are their lip balm and eye balm. I love Kiehl’s vanilla and cedarwood body wash and Santa Maria Novella bath salts—I love all of their scents because they feel woodsy, hippie, and yummy. My all-time favorite red lipstick is Ruby Woo by MAC, but I’m also in love with Bésame lipstick! Their reds, which are inspired by styles from the 1920s to 1950s and which we sell at Barrow, are my favorite.”
From double-C branded ketchup to white rubber dish gloves adorned with black camellia flowers, the aisles of the Chanel supermarché were abundant with color. The angular wings sketched onto the outer corners of the eyes reflected not only the range of shades in the collection (including pink, orange, green, and marine blue), but the bottles of fizzy, neon-hued “Tweed Bubble” soda lined up on shelves and ultra-ripe produce piled in the center of the set. The silver shadow base, however, played off the leather-and-chain-link shopping baskets that only this particular French grocery would have on hand.
The ponytails crafted by Sam McKnight were “blown up in proportion” and “exaggerated” courtesy of tweed rags, lace, and pearls that were braided and woven into crimped extensions. (Before being wrapped around the base of the pony, the faux strands were prepped with a combo of Fudge Salt Spray and Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.) The motley mix of textures in back (somewhat reminiscent of dreadlocks) contrasted with the sharp and smooth center parts at the front. If filling my fridge and pantry was always such a feast for the eyes, I might be tempted to skip Fresh Direct and stock up in person.
MIRABELLE PLUM (mir-uh-bel pluhm)/ n./ 1./ Also known as the Mirabelle prune, or prunus domestica, it is a small, oval, sunshine-colored fruit with a sweet taste./ 2./ Cultivated in various parts of Europe, it is especially prevalent in the Lorraine region of northeastern France, which produces around 70 percent of the global harvest./ 3./ Collected in August and September, the delicate fruit is eaten fresh; fermented for brandy and wine; and used to make jams, pies, and the famous French tarte aux mirabelles./ 4./ Naturally rich in unsaturated fatty acids, the plum’s oil has an emollient and softening effect on skin and hair—e.g., “Bake it into a tart or comb it into hair to nourish and restore shine.”
Try it: Oribe Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control, $48; oribe.com.
For New England-bred twin sisters Dawn and Samantha Goldworm, scent isn’t merely an accessory, it’s a lifestyle. It’s upon that credo that the platinum-maned pair have built 12.29, their olfactive branding company that has, since its launch in 2009, been busily creating custom scents for luxury boutiques, private homes, and a slew of runways—Rodarte, Jason Wu, and Prabal Gurung among them. And as of November, the sisters Goldworm have a home fragrance collection to call their own. The five new 12.29 candles (available at onlyscentremains.com) have dreamy scents and equally dreamy names—like A Vivid and Wild Beauty, a blend of milky florals and earth and fresh green notes—and a distinctly elegant presentation: Each is housed in fine porcelain courtesy of Limoges. Here, the fragrance-focused duo share their beauty favorites and, naturally, preferred scents.
THE WELL-SCENTED SALON: Whittemore House
“We followed Victoria and Larry from Bumble and Bumble to their own chic West Village salon, Whittemore House, years ago. We love the cucumber water they offer upon arrival, and Victoria is the queen of balayage. The salon also smells lovely, with a custom 12.29 scent that wafts throughout the space.”
45 Grove St., (212) 242-8880; whittemorehousesalon.com.
THE BEST BET FOR BLONDS: Oribe
“We are in love with the newly designed line of Oribe hair products. Not only is the packaging modern and chic, but the formulas smell delicious. We use the Oribe Ultra Gentle Conditioner and Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil.”
THE ARTFUL NAIL SPOT: Sakura
“I am a big fan of Japanese nail art, and Sakura is my go-to salon in NYC. It takes approximately two hours for a session, but the results are well worth it.” —Samantha
THE POLISHES OF CHOICE
“Although not super well known for its nail products, NARS has the best color and quality polishes. I am currently obsessed with a deep Purple called Fury. My other go-tos are OPI Big Apple Red and Essie Ballet Slippers.” —Dawn
THE FRENCH SKINCARE REGIMEN
“I swear by Amore Pacific skincare. All the products have a beautiful texture, and my skin is left smooth and luminous.” —Samantha
“I use a combination of Lancôme Absolue Premium Bx, La Roche-Posay Hydraphase, and Bioderma Créaline H20. My years in Paris changed my regimen. The French really know skincare best.” —Dawn
THE MINIMAL MAKEUP
“Neither of us wears a lot of makeup. Our mother always had a fresh, clean, natural face, and so we [gravitate] toward the same. However, we never leave the house without mascara: Lancôme Ôscillation or Definicils. And for Samantha, a touch of lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo or Lady Danger.”
THE SPA RETREAT
“The Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Time Warner Center in New York is the ultimate for a massage and relaxation.”
THE FACIAL GETAWAY
“For the most luxurious facial, I love The Guerlain Spa on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. You can curate your session by choosing a Guerlain perfume to scent the entire experience. So decadent!” —Dawn
THE SCENT SCHEME
“I am loyal to the 1992 Purple Perfume by 12.29.” —Samantha
“The only scented product I wear on my person is my perfume. It is an animalic Oriental with a touch of spice; very sexy, deep, and personal. And I scent all of our family homes with amber, and of course the 12.29 candle collection.” —Dawn
“Samantha and I regularly do juice detoxes when the seasons change to give our bodies a rest and rejuvenate. We also try to drink a fresh juice every morning. Our favorite juice spots in the city are Juice Press on East 10th Street and Organic Avenue on Third Avenue for its coconut water. In Paris, Bob’s Juice Bar in the Marais has great fresh juice and super-yummy food.”
See juicepress.com; organicavenue.com; and bobsjuicebar.com.
THE WELL-BALANCED WORKOUT: Yoga
“Yoga is our meditation. We have both been practicing it for years—it is our exercise, our discipline, and our balance. Our teachers are Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti and Rima Rabbath at Jivamukti Yoga Center. The Jiva Cafe also has an amazing selection of vegan food.”
Fifteen years ago, Sonia Kashuk set a new bar in the mass beauty category with her eponymous line of cosmetic brushes and makeup that looked and performed like products triple their price. Now, she’s setting out to “fill the void between Jo Malone and Bath & Body Works” with her 24-piece collection that includes eau de toilettes, lotions, shower gels, hand creams, body oils, and scrubs. Not to mention accompanying accessories all done in black—including an exfoliating mitten and shower cap. “I wanted a cool one,” Kashuk said of the terrycloth-lined hair cover. Fair enough. To see where the project started, we headed straight to the source: her bathroom (shown above). Kashuk’s favorites include Natura Bissé Facial Cleansing Gel, Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream, Oribe Shine Spray, and Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty Lifting Eye Crème (a supermodel with whom she’s worked for so many years that they both stopped counting). “I shop high and low—I shop at Target and Bergdorf Goodman,” she explained. In other words, she took cues from the prestige lines she loves and infused aspects of them into her own (for under $20).
One of those hints came courtesy of Oribe, who works with Buero New York on packaging (a boutique design agency that boasts clients such as Valentino, Helmut Lang, and Givenchy). Kashuk partnered with the same firm to bring a “visual sense of what you’d be experiencing through scent” to her bottles, tubes, and jars. Illustrated by an artist in Vienna, the flowers that cover her products are not blooms found in nature, but instead were created to represent the four scents in the range—Pink Innocencia, Purple Seductia, Yellow Alluriana, and Red Promisia—concocted by perfumer Jérôme Epinette. (He’s the nose behind olfactory hits like Byredo Gypsy Water and Bal d’Afrique.) Kashuk’s thought process on this powerhouse team was simple: “The first thing that people are going to do is look, then they are going to lift up [the product] and smell it.” While execs told her that cucumber melon is a scent that sells, she responded to their advice by saying: “That’s exactly what I won’t be doing.” Instead, she opted for sophisticated notes, including tuberose (her personal favorite), magnolia, verbena, pomegranate, and musk.
After over a year in development, her labor of love is set to roll out in early November at Target and Target.com—not that this means the makeup artist will be taking a vacation (well, not exactly). When I spoke to her she was en route to the airport (wearing Red Promisia, a cozy sandalwood, jasmine, and vanilla blend that is reminiscent of a “cashmere blanket”) to catch a flight to Rajasthan, India, to source inspiration for her Fall 2014 collection. If her latest endeavor is any indication, I can’t wait to see what souvenirs she brings back—and eventually brings to the American market.