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Priyanka Chopra Jonas Beauty Treatment
For this month’s edition of the T-List’s beauty column, which describes the products and treatments that creative people swear by, Priyanka Chopra Jonas speaks about their everyday lives.
I used to be very naive about skin care. I just didn’t know all of the products that you can use to keep your skin looking its best. Now I wash my face with Obagi’s Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser. To moisturize, hydrate and brighten my skin, I use a combination of products from Dr. Barbara Sturm and 111Skin. I swear by these two brands. I love dr Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Face Cream and 111Skins Vitamin C Brightening Booster and Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream. The Sun Drops from Dr. Barbara Sturm are ideal as sun protection. For my hair I have two shampoos and two conditioners, which I alternate between. The reason we created Anomaly (a hair care line that launched last February) is because your hair tells you what it needs. When I use a lot of product on my hair, I use the Clarifying Shampoo to wash it, but when it feels dry and needs moisture, I use the Hydrating Shampoo. Then I use the Smoothing Conditioner or, if I have time, the Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask, which I leave on for about 10 minutes. It smells amazing. I also like a bit of the dry shampoo on the crown for a little zest. My go-to body cleanser is Diptyques Revitalizing Body and Hair Shower Gel. I also have a scrub that a friend of mine does at home – it’s all natural, with vanilla, sugar and glycerin, and leaves the skin feeling fresh. Then I mix in Bio-Oil with the slightly fragrant Rich Butter for the Body by Diptyque and massage it into my skin. When I’m not working, I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I always apply a little mascara – I feel like my eyes are dead without them. I’m very specific about the one I use and I recently discovered the Masterpiece Max High Volume and Definition Mascara from Max Factor. It’s amazing – it adds length to your lashes, but it’s not lumpy. I also use the Mulberry brand’s Color Elixir Lipstick. I dab a bit of it on my cheeks and I’m good to go. When it comes to fragrance, I change my perfume when I play different roles. The character I’m photographing is now wearing Valentino Donnas Born in Roma Eau de Parfum, but I’ve also used Kilian Paris’s Forbidden Games. A dash of perfume and I’m done.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
A Parisian salon with ice cream and wine
For Robert Compagnon and Jessica Yang-Compagnon, the couple behind the Michelin-star restaurant Le Rigmarole, ice cream and wine are “the epitome of enjoyment,” says Compagnon. It’s a feeling that inspired their newest venture, Folderol, a 430-square-foot salon bar in Paris’s 11th arrondissement that specializes in both delicacies. While the two didn’t know they’d be opening a business during a global pandemic, the timing came in their favor: they bought the property – which now has a central horseshoe-shaped counter, exposed stone walls, and checkered ceramic floors – in July 2019, but it did needed work, so in the meantime they keep collecting natural wines from small producers and perfecting their ice cream recipe. Since their machine only makes five quarts of the dessert at a time, they could play around and put together seasonal scoops like Clementine Creamsicle and wild pairings like Sesame Brownie. Their 15 or so flavors can be enjoyed in a homemade waffle cone, mug or in a prepackaged box with the Pacman-like logo to take away. As Covid-19 restrictions wear off, they plan to convert the space into a full-service bar where Parisians can pull up a stool to indulge in socializing. 10 Rue du Grand Prieuré, 75011 Paris, folderol.com.
Ashya opens in Brooklyn
This spring, Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, co-founders of the unisex travel accessories brand Ashya, opened their first store, an intimate retail space that doubles as a design studio, in South Brooklyn’s Industry City. It is a fitting base for the two creative directors, who met over a decade ago during their visit to the city’s Fashion Institute of Technology and whose luxurious handbags, belt bags and passport bolos are made by local artisans from materials from Italy and Spain. Just in time for the opening of the store, the duo brought out a small handbag collection that offers their most coveted styles (such as the bolo bag and the Shema slingback) in rich new colors such as pistachio and sunset. These silhouettes can be worn in various ways with the Cedar Valley Multi and Palmetto Mini – as a belt, necklace or crossbody. Similar to their previous collections, themes of exploration and identity return, ideas that are at the heart of the brand. Cimone and Annece founded Ashya in 2017, a few years after traveling to India together. The couple has since made it part of their mission to “share stories about black, brown and indigenous cultures,” says Annece, who is about shooting lookbook campaigns in remote corners of the world like the island of St Helena, the Blue Mountains in Jamaica and the holy Indian city of Kancheepuram. From $ 190, ashya.co.
This month, concept artist Jenny Holzer – known for her stark text-based work based on Billboards, electrical signs, building facades and other public spaces – reveal a new plant in the Chianti vineyard Castello di Ama in Tuscany. “Per Ama”, the title of the piece, is one of the property’s 17 site-specific installations – alongside works by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Daniel Buren – which are scattered over the 200-hectare property. (The property is also home to a cluster of 18th century stone mansions that house a winery, restaurant, and a range of accommodations that can be booked for an idyllic country retreat.) Is on a hillside by the vineyards Holzer’s work of art is a garden that includes a field of yellow everlasting flowers, paddle cacti and mulberry trees that surround a pond in which two large stones, each with lines of poetry engraved, are immersed. A verse from Merwin’s “The Biology of Art” is scrawled on one side: “After a long time you look up like water.” On the other side are lines from the Italian poet Patrizia Cavallis “Essere Animale per la Grazia”. As Holzer tells me, the curry-scented flowers that accentuate the terrain are meant to enhance the immersive experience of the piece, and the trees are “the kind drawn by Van Gogh”. While Holzer’s work is generally more shouting, “Per Ama” is much quieter and offers the viewer time and space to reflect not just on the words carved in stone, but on everything that surrounds them. castellodiama.com.
Yuzefi’s debut ready-to-wear collection
London fashion designer Nazanin Yousefi founded Yuzefi in 2016, an accessory line that offers bold and sophisticated handbags in eclectic styles. This week she is expanding the brand with a first ready-to-wear collection that effortlessly combines traditional silhouettes with modern flair. This includes perfectly tailored pieces, dresses with cheeky accents and a flashy trench coat with exaggerated sleeves and lots of pockets (four, to be precise). In the entire collection, which is kept in neutral beige, black and wine tones (with occasional accents in olive or iris), the parts can be individually modified with subtle refinements: For example, carefully placed ties can be attached a blazer to add length and dimension, and straps can be pulled down the side of a dress to shorten it and create ruffles. “When it comes to design, I think of versatility,” says Yousefi, who wants her customers to “have responsibility for their style”. Other recurring statement details are wide collars and broad shoulders that are reminiscent of those of the 80s, along with fascinating cutouts that allow unexpected glimpses into the skin. In addition, the brand attaches great importance to sustainability and uses dead stock wool blends, linen and certified recycled vegan leather. yuzefi.com.
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