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Beauty 411: Anna Sheffield


Anna Sheffield's openingDesigner Anna Sheffield has, over the course of her career, succeeded at redefining the meaning of statement jewelry—specifically, that it need not occupy its own zip code to be impactful. In fact, some of Sheffield’s most iconic pieces are quite the opposite: astonishingly delicate creations that still manage to be attention-grabbing. It’s a fine balance that the New Mexico-born designer with a studio arts background first struck with her line Bing Bang (chock-full of dainty bands favored by the stylish masses, particularly for their mid-finger stacking readiness), and has continued with her eponymous bridal and fine jewelry line. And just last week, Sheffield opened her first freestanding store, a virtual jewel box on New York’s Lower East Side as precious as her designs, where bauble-seekers can peruse her singular fine jewelry collection. Though she may be constantly surrounded by jewelry, with her own accessorizing, she has a daily uniform. “I am totally a creature of habit when it comes to jewelry,” she says. “I wear a diamond pavé two-finger ring (or sometimes layer a couple), a mix of egg-shaped bangles, and stud earrings every day. I occasionally change things up with stacking and gemstone pinky rings, or vary my necklaces depending on what I’m wearing or feeling that day.” Here, Sheffield shares a few more of her go-tos, all of them—thanks to her mother’s influence—of the natural variety. “I avoid artificial ingredients in everything I eat as well as my beauty products.”


“I love Rodin body oil and use it religiously. The product is amazingly light and the fragrance just makes me happy.”



“I started using only natural and organic lipsticks last year, and for the most part, I’m sad to report, the colors leave a lot to be desired. However, they can be mixed! I like to blend Dollhouse Pink with Starlet, both from the brand ZuZu Luxe.”

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THE HAIR COLOR ACCENT: Manic Panic Hair Dyes

“I sometimes dye my silver [strands] and I have a color-mixing obsession with Manic Panic. Since tertiary colors are my favorites on the spectrum, I blend tones like pink and orange-red, cutting them with conditioner to achieve more of a tint than a full dye. Manic Panic is one of the most successful New York punk products of all time and they’re free of chemicals and animal by-products.”



“For wellness, I tend to like similar natural therapeutic treatments and products. I was recently introduced to doTerra, which has become one my favorite brands. They formulate all of their products with organic essential oils. Generally, I’m inconsistent with daily routines like taking vitamins. However, their xEO Mega and other vitality supplements are pure magic, so it’s easy to remember to take them every day.”


THE SIPPING REGULAR: Harney and Sons Japanese Sencha

“Drinking a cup of green tea is part of my afternoon ritual. Harney and Sons Japanese Sencha is hands down my favorite kind. Plus, the story of the company’s founders is heartfelt and inspiring, and I love that they’re based in the Hudson Valley.”



“When I don’t have time to leave New York City but need a reset, I book a spa treatment at Great Jones Spa. The sauna and steam room are a blissful combination. When I can get away for any length of time, I go home to New Mexico—no matter what time of year. I swear that the waters at Ojo Caliente have magic healing qualities. They’re situated in a river valley just east of Abiquiú, where Georgia O’Keeffe lived and painted many of her most famous works. Another place I love to spend time in is L.A., and luckily I travel there pretty frequently for work (with a dash of pleasure). Also, California is a bastion for all things nature- and health-inspired. When I’m there, I eat at M Café every chance I get (go for the kale!). And if I’ve got any down time, there’s nothing better than a drive up the coast to Big Sur. Nestled in the redwood forest, there’s an incredible place called Fernwood Resort, where you can rent the most adorable cabins. It’s like waking up in a dream with the mist rising up through the forest and making those crazy bands of light…serious majesty.”

“The New evolution of the Balmain woman,” Backstage At Balmain


“When we went to the fitting, there was a slight Spanish influence,” hairstylist Sam McKnight said of Olivier Rousteing’s first full-scale runway collection for Balmain. “But the rock ‘n’ roll element is always there,” he added of the house’s archetypical girl, who seemed unwilling to give up her mattified locks and black-rimmed lids for Spring, no matter who happened to be at the design helm. Translated into hair terms, this meant “something sexy that’s not too severe but also sophisticated,” which equaled a smoothed-back ponytail—just as it did last season, although today’s look featured a higher, slightly more kempt rendition of Fall’s low-lying, looser style. “It’s still got that ‘Balmain texture,’ though,” McKnight explained of the “natural, not straight and not wavy” quality of the lengths, which were coated with a little bit of Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Serum.

Famed facepainter Tom Pecheux’s first order of business before he started in on “makeup leftovers”—an endearing term he coined for that worn-in, smudged look pigments take on after a night of hard partying—was a thorough facial massage with Rodin Olio Lusso, Estée Lauder DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme, and its Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher. “Massage is part of the makeup. It gives the girls a little bit of a break,” Pecheux explained as an appreciative Carmen Kass beamed from his chair. Applying a “little layer” of MAC Face and Body foundation “mostly for the HD cameras,” Pecheux transitioned into what he called the “new evolution” of the Balmain woman. “Usually, we do a rosy cheek, but now, we’re into contour,” he explained, using MAC Sculpting Powder in Taupe to slightly carve out definition. Then came the “makeup leftovers,” which Pecheux served up by lining the lower waterline with MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee and placing its black, Smolder shade in between upper lashes before blending the strokes with his fingertip. MAC X Mascara in Dark Brown and a naturally filled in brow completed the face. “Above all, the Balmain girl is self-confident, and full brows read power,” Pecheux declared.

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At Issa London, A Focus On Shimmer And Shine


The perpetual gray drizzle outside the Standard hotel in the Meatpacking District yesterday was hardly warm and tropical, but the restaurant at the new High Line destination, a.k.a. backstage headquarters for the Issa Resort presentation, was awash with aquamarine, fuchsia, and emerald green dresses that begged for a weekend in the Maldives. Amid this explosion of color, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson and his senior stylist Liam Carey were serving up loose, low-slung chignons, prepping hair with Gibson’s Hair Sheet Styling and some Tame It Lotion to calm flyaways before sweeping it up. The real key to the look that Gibson dubbed “elegant chic, but effortless” was an accessory that Carey fashioned on site. He attached one bobby pin to each end of a clear elastic and, gathering hair into a low pony, inserted one pin vertically up into the hair, wrapped the elastic around its width, and inserted the other pin downward at the top. “It makes a tighter, sleeker base for the chignon,” Carey said. “And this way you won’t be clawing it out when you want to release it.” The simple, classic style served as a good canvas for makeup artist Susan Houser’s bold eye, which was inspired by the bright fabrics in the collection. Using bronze and gold shadows from a Tarte metallic shadow palette and a new teal shade from the brand’s line of Lock and Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duos, Houser drew an elongated aqua cat-eye along the upper lash line, adding copper through the crease and going back in with a bright gold to highlight the inner corners and make the eyes pop. To further simulate summer, she coated models’ skin with Rodin Olio Lusso, a heavenly aromatic blend of 11 essential oils that gives cheekbones and décolletage the perfect after-sun sheen—a nice complement to the myriad low necklines on the runway.

Photos: Donald Bowers / Wire Image