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Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Beauty Regimen
Interview by Caitie Kelly
For this month’s installment of the T List’s beauty column, which details the products and treatments that creative people swear by, Priyanka Chopra Jonas speaks about her daily routine.
I used to be very naïve about skin care. I just didn’t know all of the products you could use to make your skin look and feel 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 Dr. Barbara Sturm and 111Skin products. I swear by both of these brands. I love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Face Cream, and 111Skin’s Vitamin C Brightening Booster and Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops are great for sun protection. For my hair, I have two shampoos and two conditioners that I alternate between. The reason we created Anomaly (a line of hair-care products that launched this past February) is that your hair tells you what it needs. When I use a lot of product in my hair, I’ll wash it with the Clarifying Shampoo, but if it feels dry and in need of hydration, I’ll use the Hydrating Shampoo. Then I use the Smoothing Conditioner or, if I have time, the Deep Conditioning Treatment Mask, which I leave in for about 10 minutes. It smells amazing. I also like a little bit of the Dry Shampoo at the crown for some oomph. My go-to body cleanser is Diptyque’s Revitalizing Shower Gel for Body and Hair. I also have a scrub that a friend of mine makes at home — it’s completely natural, with vanilla, sugar and glycerin, and leaves my skin feeling fresh. After that, I mix Bio-Oil in with Diptyque’s Rich Butter for the Body, which has a light fragrance, and massage it into my skin. When I’m not working, I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I always brush on a bit of mascara — I feel like my eyes are dead without it. I’m very specific about the ones I use, and I recently discovered Max Factor’s Masterpiece Max High Volume and Definition Mascara. It’s amazing — it gives your lashes length but it isn’t clumpy. I also use the brand’s Colour Elixir Lipstick in Mulberry. I dab a little bit of it on my cheeks and am good to go. For fragrance, I change my perfume when I play different roles. The character I’m shooting now wears Valentino Donna’s Born in Roma Eau de Parfum, but I’ve also been using Kilian Paris’s Forbidden Games. A spritz of perfume and I’m done.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
A Parisian Parlor Serving Ice Cream and Wine
For Robert Compagnon and Jessica Yang-Compagnon, the couple behind the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Rigmarole, ice cream and wine are “the epitome of pleasure,” says Compagnon. It’s a sentiment that inspired their latest venture, Folderol, a 430-square-foot parlor-cum-bar in Paris’s 11th arrondissement that specializes in both delicacies. While the pair didn’t realize they’d be opening a business during a global pandemic, the timing worked in their favor: They purchased the property — which now features a central horseshoe-shaped counter, exposed stone walls and checkered ceramic floors — in July 2019, but it needed work, so in the interim they continued to collect natural wines from small producers and to perfect their ice cream recipe. Since their machine only makes five liters of the dessert at a time, they were able to play around, concocting seasonal scoops such as clementine creamsicle and wild pairings like sesame brownie. Their 15 or so flavors can be enjoyed in a homemade waffle cone, a cup or taken to go in a prepackaged carton stamped with their Pacman-like logo. As Covid-19 restrictions ease, they plan to turn the space into a full-service bar where Parisians can pull up a stool to indulge while 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’s a fitting base for the two creative directors, who met over a decade ago while attending the city’s Fashion Institute of Technology, and whose luxurious handbags, belt bags and passport bolos are made by local artisans from materials sourced from Italy and Spain. To coincide with the store’s opening, the duo released a small collection of handbags, offering their most coveted styles (such as the Bolo bag and the Shema sling-back) in rich new hues like pistachio and sunset. These silhouettes, along with the Cedar Valley Multi and Palmetto Mini, can be worn a variety of ways — as a belt, necklace or crossbody. Similar to their previous collections, themes of exploration and identity return, ideas that are at the center of the brand. Cimone and Annece started Ashya in 2017, a few years after taking a trip to India together. The pair has since made it part of their mission to “share stories around Black, Brown and Indigenous cultures,” says Annece, which involves photographing lookbook campaigns in far-flung corners of the globe, such as the Island of Saint Helena, the Blue Mountains in Jamaica and the sacred Indian city of Kancheepuram. From $190, ashya.co.
This month, the conceptual artist Jenny Holzer — known for her stark text-based pieces that appear on billboards, electric signs, building facades and other public spaces — will unveil a new work at the Chianti vineyard of Castello di Ama in Tuscany. “Per Ama,” the title of the piece, is one of the property’s 17 site-specific installations — alongside work by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Daniel Buren — that are strewn throughout the 200-acre estate. (The property also hosts a cluster of 18th-century stone villas that house a winery, a restaurant and an assortment of guest accommodations that can be booked for an idyllic countryside retreat.) Set on a slope by the vineyards, Holzer’s artwork is a garden that comprises a field of yellow everlasting flowers, paddle cactuses and mulberry trees enveloping a pond in which two large stones, each engraved with lines of poetry, are submerged. Scrawled on one is a verse from Merwin’s “The Biology of Art”: “After a long time as water you look up.” On the other are lines from the Italian poet Patrizia Cavalli’s “Essere Animale per la Grazia.” As Holzer tells me, the curry-scented blooms that punctuate the grounds are meant to heighten the immersive experience of the piece, and the trees are “of the sort drawn by Van Gogh.” While Holzer’s work is generally more exclamatory, “Per Ama” is much quieter, offering viewers the time and space to reflect not only on the words carved into stone but all that surrounds them. castellodiama.com.
Yuzefi’s Debut Ready-to-Wear Collection
The London-based fashion designer Nazanin Yousefi founded Yuzefi, an accessories line offering bold and sophisticated handbags in versatile styles, in 2016. This week, she’s extending the brand with an inaugural ready-to-wear collection that effortlessly infuses traditional silhouettes with modern flair. Pieces include perfectly tailored separates, dresses with cheeky accents and an eye-catching trench coat with exaggerated sleeves and plenty of pockets (four, to be exact). Throughout the collection — which on the whole comes in neutral hues of beige, black and wine (with the occasional pop of olive or iris) — subtle refinements allow pieces to be modified by the wearer: Meticulously placed ties, for instance, can be fastened to a blazer to add length and dimension, and straps on the side of a dress can be pulled to shorten it and create ruching. “Versatility is what I think about when designing,” says Yousefi, who wants her clients “to have ownership of their style.” Other recurring statement-making details include wide collars and broad shoulders reminiscent of those from the ’80s, along with intriguing cutouts that allow for unexpected glimpses of skin. What’s more, the brand prioritizes sustainability, using dead-stock wool blends, linens and certified recycled vegan leathers. yuzefi.com.
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