The 411: Pamela Love
You know a piece of Pamela Love jewelry when you see it. In the six or so years that she has been crafting earrings, rings, bangles, and the like, Love has established a distinctive style that takes its cues from traditional tribal African patterns and astronomy, botanical drawings, and even ancient Mexican folk art, giving each one of her painstakingly created designs the feel of a modern artifact. Besides earning a host of accessory-fiend fans with her popular talon and turquoise offerings, Love has also collaborated with the triumvirate of major retailers (J.Crew, Opening Ceremony, and Topshop), and attracted plenty of attention and magazine real estate for her own eclectic personal style (her wedding last summer at Montauk’s Ruschmeyer’s was chronicled by Vogue). Here, the New York native shares some of the local primping outposts and the products she relies on.—Fiorella Valdesolo
The Instant Refresh: Joanna Vargas
“I go to her salon for the light treatments and triple-crown facial—when you leave here, you actually look younger and more refreshed. It’s absolutely incredible. And she makes amazing products. Her daily serum is so perfect for everyday and is great at moisturizing.”
Available at www.joannavargas-skincare.com.
The Curl Conductors: Ouidad
“Ouidad Salon is great for anyone who has curly hair and doesn’t trust just any stylist to touch their locks. They really are the curl authorities.”
For more information, visit www.ouidad.com.
The Wellness Authority: Dr. Frank Lipman
“I love Eleven Eleven Wellness by Dr. Frank Lipman for the amazing protein shakes and vitamins. Dr. Lipman has totally changed the way I see food. It’s more of a source of energy, so I’ve started trying to be much better about not eating junk, even when I’m stressed. His shakes are very important for vegetarians.”
For more information, visit www.drfranklipman.com.
The Acupuncture Artists: YinOva Center
“Another great way for me to de-stress and clear my head is with acupuncture at YinOva Center. They have great practitioners who really get to the root of the problem.”
For more information, visit www.yinovacenter.com.
The Grimace-Free Wax: Eve Salon
“I go to Eve Salon for waxing; it is one of the best and most gentle waxes around. Speedy without being careless—they don’t miss a thing! And they have a rewards program so you can earn free services.”
For more information, visit www.evesalonnyc.com.
The Perfect Polishes: Deborah Lippmann and Butter London
“Deborah Lippmann nail polish is amazing. There are so many fun colors to play around with, and they hold up well, especially when I’m working on jewelry. And Butter London’s polishes go on so easily. I’m addicted to their nail foundation and quick top coat: two products that actually do what they’re supposed to do.”
Available at www.lippmanncollection.com and www.butterlondon.com.
The Long-Lasting Lip: Armani Lip Maestro
“Hands down one of the best lipsticks out there. I love the nudes, but their classic red is great, too. Easy to apply and lasts all day.”
Available at www.giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
The Hair Helpers: Moroccan Oil and Oscar Blandi
“I have curly hair and swear by Moroccan Oil’s intense hydrating mask; it saves my hair. And Oscar Blandi’s dry hair shampoo is the best; it’s such a lifesaver!”
Available at www.sephora.com.
The One-Stop Skin Destination: Negin Niknejad at JustBe Skinline
“For Reiki, Thai massage, cleansing facials, and body treatments, I’ve been going to Negin for years, and she helps me manage the stress in my life. Her Reiki and Thai massages are amazing. I literally feel like a new person when I walk out. She also makes incredible products for face and body. I love the Chai body scrub and coffee body scrub; it actually feels like it’s tightening something.”
Available at www.justbeskinline.com.
The Drugstore De-Puffer: Talika eye pads
“These things are magic. They make puffy eyes look perfect in a half hour, and they have started carrying them at Duane Reade, which is very convenient.”
Available at Duane Reade locations.
The Home Scenter: Diptyque
“I love candles, and the Diptyque ones last forever. My favorite scent is Verveine.”
Available at www.diptyqueparis.com.
The Body Regimen: REN and Rodin
“The REN Moroccan Rose body wash is my favorite. It smells amazing and leaves your skin silky. I also love their Rose O12 Moisture Defence Serum; it’s great for keeping my skin moisturized during the winter. And the Roding Body Oil is amazing to prevent dry skin in the wintertime.”
Available at www.renskincare.com and www.oliolusso.com.
The Natural Muscle Relaxer: Ahava
“Their Dead Sea bath salts are the best when you’re sore from going to the gym.”
Available at www.ahavaus.com.
The Spiritual Spa Experience: Ojo Caliente
“Ojo Caliente in New Mexico is wonderful for mineral baths and treatments, and it’s a really unique, spiritual experience.”
For more information, visit www.ojospa.com.
Photo: Stacey Mark