Former face of Maybelline New York and five-time Glamour cover girl Josie Maran dishes about her new eco-conscious cosmetics line.
What role did your modeling career play in the development of your new line? With 17 years of modeling experience, I’ve spent a lot of time in the makeup chair with top makeup artists. I never heard much about healthier alternatives that were functional enough to be used. I wanted the best of both worlds—products that performed well and were healthy for people to use. As the face of Maybelline, what did you learn about cosmetics that you implemented in your own line? With Maybelline, we shot so many different print and TV campaigns. Dark, sultry mascara ads then a shimmery, snow-bunny look for holiday. That was really a fun and creative process to be a part of. I learned different looks appeal to different people, so in my line, I decided to focus on natural beauty but still appeal to different personalities.
How does your line differ from other natural brands? I’ve noticed that natural lines don’t perform as well as high-end artistry lines. Ours does. Our biodegradable and recycled packaging also sets us apart. The line is about “luxury cosmetics with a conscience.”
What’s your daily routine? I love my Argan Oil for day and night. I use it on my hair, nails, body, everywhere. I use my tinted moisturizer because it contains SPF 30. When I’m heading out, I use a brown eyeliner pencil and black mascara. In my bag I keep my finger paints, lip gloss and lipstick.
What are some of the most important lifestyle decisions you make to live green? I live by the motto, “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” I’m always conscious of my ecological footprint. Also, I find spending time outdoors reminds me of why I want to preserve the earth.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
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Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
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