I've been blessed with an amazing career and opportunities to see, do and experience so much since I was 15. There’s not much I haven’t seen or experienced and I’ve been able to learn so much about fashion and beauty. I’ve learned from some of the best makeup artists, hair stylists, and photographers what true beauty really means and how to achieve it.
The key to staying young and beautiful is simply to eat well, take care of your body, and be happy because happiness radiates beauty. The best advice anyone’s ever given me regarding beauty was not to wear too much makeup and drink lots of water. Since I’m constantly traveling, I always wear a hydrating mask in-flight, it helps my skin stay hydrated and reduces any puffiness. As far as fashion, for me, simplicity is best and I’d describe my personal style as feminine and classic.
I like to wear the clothes, not have them wear me.
Since I’m always traveling, I love taking a little bit from every place I have visited and incorporating that into my own personal style. It makes things a little more eclectic.
One of my favorite aspects of the fashion industry is its ability to garner attention for a good cause. I started Fashion for Relief when I saw the heartbreaking aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I decided to mobilize the fashion world to raise money and awareness for the victims of the Hurricane. Since our first charity fashion show in 2005 we've hosted events in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar Es Salaam, and raised millions of dollars for various causes and aided people in need around the globe.
Now, I’m in a new chapter of my life. As the executive producer and a mentor on ‘The Face’ on Oxygen, I've had the opportunity to learn something new, push myself to new limits, and teach young women all of the lessons that I've learned over the course of my career. It’s an opportunity to foster confidence and inner beauty.
I could not be more excited to be a part of StyleList Guest Editor series and I hope you enjoy all the stories about my life, travel and beauty.