Style Profile: Angela Caglia, Co-Founder, CEO of Angela Caglia Skincare

Courtesy of Angela Caglia

It’s no doubt that Angela Caglia is a master facialist, with a long-list of celebrity clients, it was time the skincare guru introduced her own skincare collection, based on simplicity, performance and quality clean ingredients. She’s been dubbed “The Hollywood Glow Girl” and with good reason, she uses her intuition to help guide her, delivering healthy glowing skin one facial at a time. She’s her best example for healthy, beautiful skin.

In-between appointments, she found time to share and answer a few questions.

“The Way We Were”
@YSL.com

Favorite Icon: Barbra Streisand (my client) She’s a true icon. She’s accomplished so much, yet takes time to pursue her hobbies as-well-as decorating and her rose garden. She’s still working and directing. She’s also a lovely empowering supporter of women following their dreams. Actually, she inspired me to start my skincare line.

Last item purchased before the pandemic: A YSL handbag. It was on my wish list and I wanted to finally get one. 

Your Style: My style is casual chic. Since the pandemic I have been loving wearing casual lounge suits made of the softest materials. 

Courtesy of Angela Caglia

Your Skincare Routine: My skincare routine is very simple. I use my products and tools morning and night. I never spend more than 5 minutes in a ritual or use more than 5 products during it. Less is more for your skin barrier and skin health.  

Via Google Images

Favorite Restaurant: My favorite restaurant is Craig’s in West Hollywood. I love it for the energy and people. It’s always a scene with interesting people coming in and the food is really good. Otherwise I prefer to cook at home which is more relaxing for my husband and I. We both work hard running the company. 

Courtesy of Angela Caglia

CRAIG’S
8826 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 276-1900

If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: A silk kimono robe. I find them luxurious and almost regal. I love the elegant look and feel of them. I have so many from my favorite LA designer Helena Quinn

Via Google Images

Last Book Read: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. 

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Angela Caglia Skin Spa: 313 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (424) 343-0253

Here’s to Running Around Chic…..

To follow Angela @AngelaCagliaSkincare

Beauty Confidential: Ohlala Malala, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Nothing like taking a peak into another woman’s beauty stash and closet. If I could raid Ohlala Malala’s vanity table, or handbag collection, come to think of it, her jewelry too, I would. All I would need is 5 minutes…..

Courtesy of Ohlala Malala

Ohlala Malala answered a few questions, specifically on her beauty routine, her skin always looks amazing.

Skincare: I use Sisley, Chanel and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) once or twice a year.

Favorite hand-cream: La Crème Main by Chanel, I actually carry it in my handbag.

Makeup: Chanel is my go-to. I love Sublimage and Les Beiges, a fresh-water tint in medium.

@Chanel.com
Courtesy of Ohlala Malala

Do you travel with a lot of skincare: Yes, all of it, because you never know how your skin is going to react to the weather/climate change.

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Favorite Sisley product: The Black Rose Precious Oil and the Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Firming Concentrated Serum.

@sisley-paris.com
@sisley-paris.com
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Now for some shoe envy……

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Courtesy of Ohlala Malala

Here’s to running around chic…..

To follow Ohlala Malala @Ohlala_Malala

Style Profile: Pixie Yates, Artist, Illustrator & Designer, NY, New York

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Pixie and I have become virtual friends, and her work is not only inspiring, but beautiful. She created the most beautiful watercolor painting for my nephew. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour and The New York Times. You might even own a Pixie Yates original, as her items have been sold around the world, i.e. Bergdorf Goodman. In-between projects she found time to answer a few questions.

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Favorite Icon: There are so many females I love, Dolly, Audrey, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, I could go on-and-on but right now I’m really into Elizabeth Taylor – smart, business savvy, beauty, talented, generous, humanitarian, vulnerable, and brave. Can’t forget her love of diamonds.

Last Item purchased before the pandemic: A dress from my favorite shop in the East Village called ANNA , and I had just re-ordered all my skincare products from Mariana Chichet.  based in LA which lasted a bit until she reopened. I lived in LA early in my fashion career and I met Mariana who makes amazing pure clean products and I have been using them ever since. 

$29.85 @Chicet.com
Courtesy of Pixie Yates
Courtesy of Pixie yates

If you could live in any piece of clothing what would it be: Cashmere leggings and silk cami or vintage slip, which I wear all of the time.

Favorite Restaurant:  Il Buco– amazing ingredients, simple, farm to table and I had my wedding rehearsal dinner there in the wine cellar. I used to meet music industry clients there. 

IL BUCO

47 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-1932

@amazon.com

Last book read: I have 2 books, 9th Street women and finishing up Dolly by Dolly Parton My life and other unfinished Business.

Inspiration: I find it everywhere from nature, color, cute shops, and towns, vintage fabrics, seed catalogs on and on, beach, sea, flowers. I’m really into making custom hostess gifts which are kind-of old school.

Courtesy of Pixie Yates

I have clients ordering custom cocktail watercolors to give party hosts, which they love, another ordered a custom hydrangea floral watercolor to give to a host who has everything, she didn’t want to give the usual tea towel, etc., the recipient loved it so much, home portraits to the hosts are also being ordered.  Now that we are gathering, people want something more personal and one of a kind gifts.

Courtesy of Pixie Yates
Courtesy of Pixie Yates
Courtesy of Pixie Yates

To follow Pixie Yates @PixieYates or to custom order a design @Pixieyates.com

Here’s to running around chic…..

My Beauty Bar

I’ve looked ageless for years, women have always asked me what my secret was. It was that I grew-up watching my mother always applying some type of moisturizer or mask on her face and when I turned 15, I began doing the same. Out came the eye cream and moisturizer, an egg mask and I would even apply mayonnaise and beer to my hair. This went on for years until I started to notice my skin wasn’t looking the same as it did when I was in my twenties, so age appropriate skincare became a concern, I had to up the ante.

Vichy is a great European drugstore brand, and I started using it once the pandemic began.

I’m on my 3rd bottle of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, after splashing cold water on my face and pretending to comb my hair most mornings I spray this on like a mad woman. I love Babor Beauty Ampoules, and of course Kate Somerville, in the days before the pandemic I used her Sun-tan towelettes, they never streaked or made a mess. I just ordered her Retinol Firming Eye Cream Treatment this morning.

I’m still looking for the perfect Mud mask and haven’t found it yet, what is not shown here are my dermatologist beauty products and my earth clay mud mask, plus odds and ends.

What does your beauty bar look like? Here’s to running around chic with healthy skin.

Preparations for Leaving the House, again

I’m preparing my makeup bag for when I have to start leaving the house again. I am trying really hard to keep it to essentials only, but it’s difficult. What is not shown here is my mini Mason Pearson brush, I am being too frugal in splurging on another one, but it’s time. I mean I think my mini travel brush is 20 years old, it’s come with me to Italy, France, London, Mexico, New York, Maui and Switzerland. Question is, do I really want to part with an item that still serves it’s purpose all because it’s not shiny and new?

Any advice? I probably don’t need the whole bottle of Chanel Skin Illuminator, but it just arrived today and I am excited about it. What are you excited about?

Here’s to running around chic!

Style Profile: Madeleine Sara, E-Commerce, Fashion Blogger, Stockholm, Sweden

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Madeleine Sara is into fashion and on Instagram for fun. I began following her for inspiration, her view on fashion and entertainment caught my attention and I just had to ask her if she would be interested in an interview. She graciously accepted. She’s a fashion view on freshness today and very très chic.

Hailey Bieber via Google Images

Fashion Icon: Lately I’ve been obsessed with Hailey Bieber’s style. I love the oversized blazers, leather jackets and coats worn with cropped tops/tanks and jeans, very edgy and cool. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is also a favorite, she always looks impeccably stylish. I love her style because it’s very classic and elegant. The way she mixes simple silhouettes with statement pieces is just amazing.

Courtesy of Madeleine Sara
New Balance 990 @NewBalance.com

Last Item purchased before the Pandemic: New Balance 990 sneakers. Probably bought these mid-pandemic but I’ve only worn them once and then the snow came. But will bring them out now as spring has arrived.

Wish List: This list is long. But to pick out two of my top items: •Loewe Puzzle bag, I have wanted this bag for a long time, was going to buy it when I got my new job here in Stockholm but other things happened and I needed to put my money elsewhere. But I’m getting it soon.
•White oversized shirt. I think this is one of the most essential pieces for spring/summer. I’ll wear it with my Levi’s 501 jeans when I’m going out for drinks with friends or over my bikini at the beach.

Lowe Puzzle Bag @Lowe.com

Favorite Restaurant: I’m a big brunch person so if I need to pick one then it’s Bubby’s in Tribeca, New York. I go there every time I travel to New York, they make the best pancakes with Nutella, blueberries and syrup. It is the perfect spot to experience the busy NYC vibe.

120 Hudson Street,
New York, NY 10013

212-219-0666

Bubby’s
@amazon.com
Courtesy of Madeleine Sara

Last Book Read: I’m a crime junkie, so I only read crime books and usually series as I like when I can follow the characters for a longer period. I’m starting a new book series now, by a Norwegian author called Jo Nesbø and his Harry Hole series. It’s supposed to be really good and it has 12 books so it will keep me occupied this summer.

@Dermmalogica.com

Beauty Routine: I have very sensitive skin and prone to redness so I am very selective with what I put on my skin. I use Dermalogica special cleansing gel to wash my face in the morning and to remove my makeup in the evening. During the day I use Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil which gives the skin great moisture and also helps with fine lines. After that I apply my day cream that has SPF in it.

In the evenings I use a retinol serum and after that a hydrating night cream. I’m thinking of adding a Peptide booster to my routine after watching Hailey Bieber’s skincare routine on her YouTube. That woman has amazing skin.

Courtesy of Madeleine Sara

If you could live in any piece of clothing what would it be:
This is a hard one, I don’t think I can pick just one piece. I would say jeans and tee, definitely my go-to outfit, and then adding a oversized blazer.

Courtesy of Madeleine Sara
Courtesy of Madeleine Sara
Courtesy of Madeleine Sara
Courtesy of Madeleine Sara
Courtesy of Madeleine Sara

Here’s to running around chic, to follow Madeleine Sara @Mads.sara

The Chicest Neutral

Kate Moss

Leopard is a no-brainer, it instantly gives that je ne sais quoi  that only a crimson pout can achieve.

YSL

I have always been a fan, and my only regret has been not purchasing the YSL Leopard shawl those many years ago, it was 1k and with my employee discount would have been half-off, I was a fool for not having bitten the bullet or debating for so long that they sold out.

It is better to be a fool for purchasing that one item that you know would make you happy than not.

YSL

Leopard is also the most versatile neutral, besides the chicest. Women for generations have been wearing it, it’s available in scarves, shoes, handbags and clothing. I am also going to add that no-one and I mean no-one makes Leopard like YSL.

Ann Bancroft

Here are photos of some current wishes and some beauties who know how to wear it.

Elizabeth Taylor
July Delpy by Stephane Coutelle, 1989
Maria Felix

Here’s to running around chic in the chicest neutral…..(All Photos Via Google Images)

Style Profile: Sara Beltran of Dezso, NY, New York

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Courtesy of Sara Beltran

Sara’s aesthetic is inspirational, it’s the perfect balance of life on a beach and living in a city. Her jewelry collection has been featured in the world’s most well-known magazines, and if you haven’t heard of Dezso, than you have been living under a rock. Sara’s designs are for the every-day to day events in life and will take you to those exceptional moments when your jewels will do the talking.

She’s been busy, but found time to answer a few questions.

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@sarachristina.com
@sarachristina.com

Fashion Icon: My mother, she’s taught me the principles of who I am. My mom has always been really elegant and she’s a great artist, I remember when I was 5, I used to help out at her ceramic/ porcelain studio, I helped her either pour the ceramic or clean it getting it ready for presentation.

Last piece of clothing purchased, before the pandemic: Bottega leather Bermuda shorts and lots of bathing suits by Sara Cristina.

@BottegaVeneta.com

If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: A Tuxedo, I love them and I collect them.

Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran

Favorite Restaurant: I have a few but one of my favorites is Indochine, it’s a classic, glamorous, and great atmosphere, food is delicious and Jean Marc (the owner) is a great host.

430 Lafayette St. 
Between E4th and Astor Pl. 
New York, NY 10003

Style Advice: I created my uniform, it’s not about the brands, it’s about taste and quality, I love navy blue, it’s my favorite color. I think It’s good to collect great quality pieces.

Last Book Read: I’m more of a visual person.

Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran
Courtesy of Sara Beltran

It’s a fact, Sara is her own muse, she’s her best spoke-person, she’s the true Dezso model, living an inspirational life while running around chic. To follow Sara on Instagram @dezsobysb.

Creating Sacred Space

$40 @rootffoot.com

Creating sacred space is more important now than it has ever been before. I love products from Root Foot, products created with organic and wildcrafted essential oils that not only smell delicious, but that are good for our environment, meaning our personal space.

$28 @Rootfoot.com

I love dabbing the Single Note Palo Santo on my wrists, and other pulse points. I just love the smell of Palo Santo, it’s soothing, calming and helps me center myself so that my emotional equilibrium isn’t disturbed.

There are other products too, they also have fragrances, diffusor oils and other items for creating your own sacred space.

Here’s to running around centered and peaceful.

Firming Up the Décolleté

@lierac.fr

I’ve been into skincare and keeping the girls firm since I was fifteen years old. This past year has been the only year where I let things slide, I mean I did mask on occasion, but not as often as I was masking before the pandemic. However using a bust cream or lotion was something I just didn’t do, plus I’m happily single, I’m also not as vain as I used to be and honestly it’s not as bad as all that, I can salvage them and not need surgery if I take action now.

A few Décolleté lotions and potions I’ve tried and recommend are either by Talika, Clarins and Lierac. I first purchased Lierac on my first trip to Paris, I mean what could be more fun than walking into a Pharmacy in Paris and purchasing a French bust cream?

$66 @Clarins.com
$66 @Clarins.com

Lierac is a product you can only actually purchase in Europe, but there are other brands like the Clarins’ Bust Beauty Extra Lift-Gel and their Bust Firming Beauty Lotion, which I am slathering on as soon as they arrive.

$11 @Talika.com

Luckily Talika is a French brand and they do sell in the US, I love their products and their Bio-Enzymes Mask Neckline is perfect for when you’re laying down, using other sheet masks, a great way to restore and relax while the infusion gets soaked in leaving your skin, supple, soft and firmer.

So, how are you going to recover from this long hibernation?

Here’s to running around chic!

Style Profile: Leah McCloskey, Artist, Art Non-Profit Professional, Salem, New York

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Courtesy of Leah McCloskey

I first came across Leah in 2013, and knew I had to ask her about Red Lipstick and we have been virtual friends ever since. There is a pandemic going on, and between her Art projects and non-profit work she found time to answer a few questions.

@Googleimages

Fashion icon: There are so many amazing women I want to acknowledge but I think the most influential icon for me was Katherine Hepburn. I feel a kinship with her no nonsense elegant classic style. It sings to me. Especially the way she inhabited pants. If I could get away with never wearing a skirt or dress again I would.

Indigo World – Courtesy of Leah McCloskey

Last piece of clothing purchased before the pandemic: I am not really sure. It was early March and I was spending a few days a week in NYC before lockdown. I think it could have been a beautiful red cashmere sweater I picked up at a sample sale. The color is a more blue red than orange red and gives me a little pick me up in the darkest days of winter.

Favorite Restaurant: My favorite restaurant is home. (Laughs) I live with a very talented chef @chefdanspitz who cooks better food than any restaurant for miles around. My top favorite dish is mussels with white wine, shallots, fennel pollen, and butter. We get a fresh baked loaf of levain bread from a local baker and dip it in the broth and serve it with a side salad of crisp locally grown greens. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

@Amazon.com

Last book read: I am reading 3, but I just finished reading The Beneficiary by Janny Scott.

Current Favorite Shade of Crimson: A Mac color called Love Me Lipstick.

M.A.C. Love Me Lipstick E For Effortless
@ulta.com

Beauty Routine: I start my day with a lavender based cleansing oil called Bee-you-ti-full and then a bit of The Ordinary Hyaluronic 2% formula and The Ordinary Buffet and top off with Mario Badesco spf 15 moisturizer. I don’t use makeup unless I am scheduled for a video meeting or plan to go out in public (living in the country has its upside). However makeup or not I always have a red lipstick in my bag just in case. At night I clean the day off with a coconut oil based scrub my herbalist sister makes for me that I absolutely adore. She makes a special essence that she infuses it with. The smell is divine and helps with getting me relaxed for bed. If I have makeup on I will first use a cleansing wipe from Burts Bees, then some skin brighting serum. Lastly I moisturize with Mario Badesco Bee Polin Night Cream. During the heavy winter months I will sometimes use Weleda Skin Food.

Courtesy of Leah McCloskey

If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: My absolute favorite piece of clothing that I will never live without is my white men’s shirting. It has to be very high quality cotton, the one I am wearing right now is from Sulka. I have 10 from all different company’s and I wear them practically everyday during the warmer months. I take them to the dry cleaner to be washed and pressed with a smidge of starch in the cuffs and collar. I always look fresh and crisp even with a paint spattered pair of jeans.

Courtesy of Leah McCloskey

Here’s to running around chic! To follow Leah @leahmccloskyart

Beauty in a Bottle by BABOR

$39.95 @babor.com

I’ve always been a FAN of BABOR’s beauty ampoules. However I admit, I’ve never used them for 7 days in a row, which is how they are supposed to be applied. I recently ordered Beauty in a Bottle, because I can’t resist.

I love the packaging and the marketing on this collection, plus these ampoules are precious and they do the job they are said to do, even if you don’t use them for 7 days.

I mean, I’ve always looked younger than my years, part of it is due to genes, the other because I’ve worked hard to preserve, vanity has never left me.

$59.95
$59.95
$39.95

Happy Easter!

Timeless Classic – Red Lipstick

Crimson pouts come in all formulations these days and there is a shade for everyone, just choose whichever makes your teeth look whiter, and which enhances your skin. The New Reds and older reds in my life.

$38 @dior.com – 999
Seduction & Passionate
Courtesy of Anita Rivas
Posh Kits by Victoria Beckham @Victoriabeckham.com
Seduction & Passionate

For more on Crimson Pouts @citygirlinredlipstick.com

Running Around Chic with Glowing Skin

The pandemic is finally ending, soon everyone will be vaccinated and we will be able to travel, visit museum exhibits, go out to dinner with friends and just maybe start dating again. Life has been on hold for several single people that were single before the pandemic.

I remember an article I read that Elizabeth Hurley penned in Harper’s Bazzar UK, many years ago. It was about what she did to prepare for a photoshoot or movie, a meeting, anything social and it stuck. For me, the quickest way to get your face ready for public viewing is to apply Peptides.

@Pai.com

I am a fan, and I mean, a FAN of Vichy’s LIFTACTIV Peptide-C Ampoule Serum, I am about to run out of the 10 pack, but just ordered the 30 pack. I plan on applying it nightly, than I will layer with it with my Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate, before applying Creme de la Mer. This is a winning combination.

The peptides will reduce fine lines, wrinkles, laugh lines, whatever we are calling them these days and the Rosehip bioregenerate will tackle pigmentation, adult acne, dullness and the Creme de la Mer will repair and cocoon the skin in pure moisture.

@cremedelamer.com

Here’s to getting our faces ready for public viewing.

Style Profile: Jacqueline Finnan Hemmer, Mommy, Wife, Brand Ambassador & TV Personality for @itCosmetics @QVC & Livingroom DJ

I met Jacquie years ago, when ‘IT’ Cosmetics was beginning it’s journey morphing itself into the well-known brand it is today. All I can say is, we’ve come a long way baby. Jacquie recently returned from her honeymoon, where she gave us gals a glimpse of Mr. Hemmer and all I can say is that they make a perfect couple, both gorgeous and kind.

Courtesy of Jacqueline Finnan Hemmer
Courtesy of Google

In-between life and catching up at the office she found time to answer a few questions.

Veronica Beard Blazer

Fashion Icon: I’ve had two major fashion influences in my life, and they are somewhat opposites if that tells you anything about me. Madonna was my first fashion Icon, and she still inspires me now that I am in my late 40’s. I love how she continues to reinvent herself over the last three decades, and even now, in her 60’s, Madonna still inspires me to this day. Jackie O (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) is my other style Icon from my childhood to now. I have always loved her oversized sunglasses, stylish coats, and suits, along with her signature white on white. When I feel like I need to look professional, I default to a Jackie O-inspired look. 

Courtesy of Jacqueline Finnan Hemmer

Last article of clothing purchased before the pandemic: Wait, we were supposed to stop shopping during the pandemic? (Laughs) Since I am often live on  QVC TV, I continue to purchase, I’ve been going out in public throughout the pandemic. Some of my favorite pieces have been blazers by Veronica Beard and Nic+Zoe. I am a massive fan of both designers. 

If you could live in any piece of clothing, what would it be: My go-to look is gym meets the office, so I would say that I live in that now. Black leggings with a comfy t-shirt that a blazer can be thrown over to look pulled together in an instant. 

With Jamie Kern Lima

Favorite Restaurant: This is a tricky question for me since I love to try new places all the time. I just fell in love again with a restaurant called Founding Farmers in King of Prussia near where I live last night. But if I have to pick one restaurant, It’s Azteca in Seattle. It holds a special place in my heart because my best friend Jamie and I used to eat there all the time. I love the chicken fajitas. I still go back there when I am in the Seattle area. 

Describe your personal style: My style depends on the day, but if I had to make a general statement about my style, it would be boho-rockstar.

Courtesy of Jacqueline Finnan Hemmer
@itcosmetics.com

Beauty Routine: Since I work for a beauty brand, IT Cosmetics, I regularly use the products we create, but I do mix in other skincare lines like Alpine Beauty and Herbivore here and there. Cleansing is so essential for your skin, and often a good cleanser is the last thing we spend our hard-earned money on, especially as we age.

@itcosmetics.com

I like Confidence in a Cleanser followed by Miracle Water by It Cosmetics. This ensures all the dirt, skin cells, and make-up is removed, so I don’t have breakouts, skin dehydration, and age my skin. Plus, these products’ hydrating factors ensure my skincare is doing what it’s supposed to do and not just repair the damage a typical cleanser can do to your skin.

@itcosmetics

Next, I follow-up with a serum that contains ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Vitamin E, and at night Retinol. My final step is a moisturizer, a must in my book regardless of skin type or age. I look for cream formulas with Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen.

Here’s to Running Around Chic! To follow Jacquie @instagram.