Barbie Cavaleri Levin, Senior Associate Buyer of Ready-to-Wear
"The more time I have to get ready, the better. Ideally, I have time to light a candle (Eau Rose by Diptyque is my favorite), shower and do a quick face mask before I even think about hair or makeup."
"My go-to is Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino. I've been wearing it for years. It's perfect because it works so well for both day and night."
"I'm definitely someone who loves skincare. I have a few favorite tried–and–true brands that I gravitate towards. SK-II has amazing masks and La Mer's lotions are as amazing as everyone says they are. SkinCeuticals makes amazing serums that each have a very specific purpose. The line's whole mission is that their products are grounded in science, so I feel like I can trust that the results will be more intense."
"Bold brows, dark lashes, nude lips! I'm originally from Miami and I travel back there often, so I feel like a tan has inadvertently become a signature look of mine."
"Lately I've been gravitating towards a more neutral palette and fun styles, like off–the–shoulder tops and lace–up dresses. Self Portrait is doing some really amazing things with lace this season, and I can always count on Zimmermann and Alexis."
In the Bag
"Besides the staples—phone, keys, wallet—I usually have a lip gloss or two."
Tracey Lomrantz Lester, Director of Brand Marketing
"I'm a 30–minutes–or–less kind of girl. My routine is all about maximum impact with minimum effort."
"It depends on the occasion. Balenciaga L'Eau Rose is my weekday scent, and I wear Hermes Elixir des Merveilles when I go out. I also have a dear friend who is a "nose," who's created scents for everyone from Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, and he made me a custom fragrance. I save that one for super special occasions."
"I am a little all over the place. I use a few drugstore brands, Johnson's Baby Lotion has been my go–to for years—but with other things I'm a bit snobbish. I love Kevyn Aucoin's highlighter, and Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes is my favorite mascara."
"A bold lip is my go–to move! You can never go wrong with classic red, but a pop of hot pink is super unexpected in winter, or a deep berry shade in the middle of the day. I apply concealer first, then one coat with a lip brush, blot, then another coat with a lip brush. It's a lot of work, but it stays put all day long."
"What I choose to wear usually starts with a mood—who do I want to be today? If I'm going to a party at an apartment, I'll evoke a sexy 70s moment and wear a vintage caftan with loads of bangles. If it's an event at a gallery, I'll go for something sculptural with a bold beauty statement. I'm newly obsessed with Anthony Vaccarello—so sexy! I also tend to build a full look around a killer pair of shoes. Sophia Webster and Charlotte Olympia are currently among my favorites."
"Almost nothing! A phone, credit card, ID and a few bucks in cash."
Lindsay Silverman, Merchandise Assistant of Designer, Shoes & Handbags
"Ideally it starts with a bubble bath and wine. I always apply a facemask a few hours before I really start getting ready. My final step is lotion from head to toe."
"I stick to Jo Malone and lately have been loving the Wild Bluebell scent. I love that I can layer a few different scents for something more personalized."
"I love the Eminence Organic Skin Care line, but with makeup I usually switch it up. Lately I've been experimenting a bit with Charlotte Tilbury products. I'm obsessed with their color chameleon eye shadow pencil and Clinique's bottom lash mascara."
"My signature look is definitely a cat–eye—I've perfected it. MAC has the best liners and I can always count on their products for a great result."
"I'll typically gravitate to a pair of shoes or a great bag, and then style my outfit around that piece. Right now I'm loving the new Exclusive for INTERMIX pieces. Some other favorites include Stella McCartney, Zimmermann, and A.L.C."
In the Bag
"Multiple lipsticks to change it up throughout the night!"