Minnesota native Sonia Kashuk conquered New York in the late Eighties, becoming the go-to makeup artist for supermodels and superstars alike. Since then, she’s proved her business acumen is as finely honed as her creative sense, with the successful launch of her eponymous makeup line at Target. Here, from chilling out to chocolates, she shares her personal and professional favorites. HEALTH & BEAUTY Aesthetician: Vicki Morav. She is my go-to for facials. Her appointments are sacred on my schedule—it’s two hours of heavenly bliss. 762 Madison Avenue, 4th floor; 212-744-4753 Hair Stylist: Oribe. His products do wonders for my hair. Oribe.com; 212-268-4426
Manicurist: Jin Soon at Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa. I’ve been a fan for years. 23 Jones Street; 212-229-1070 Trainer: I am pretty self-motivated and exercising is my meditation time, so I like to work out alone. Every so often I check in with trainer Sean Simpson for an update to my routine. firstname.lastname@example.org; 917-523-5729
Vacation Spot: It sounds so cliché, but one of our go-to spots is St. Barth’s. However, we just got back from Morocco, which was a first for all of us and it was spectacularly fantastic—definitely something that everyone should experience!
PLEASURE Bakery: Balthazar Bakery. I love the apple tart. 80 Spring Street; 212-965-1785
Band: I truly listen to a huge variety of music—anything from jazz to what my kids have on their iPods.
Celebration Restaurant: Bar Pitti. A family favorite. We’ve been going there for 25 years. 268 Sixth Avenue; 212-982-3300 Clothing/Evening: Givenchy and Lanvin.
Clothing/Weekend: Isabel Marant and, of course, Target for sweats and T-shirts.
Champagne: Harris Estates Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m not a fan of Champagne. I’m a red wine girl all the way. I love any bottle from Harris Estates. Harrisestate.com
Chocolatier: Bridgewater Chocolate. Simply amazing. Unfortunately for my figure, they are located in the next town over from me in Connecticut. Bridgewaterchocolate.com
Coffee Order: I recently gave up all caffeine, so my day now starts with a large glass of water, but I have to say, I miss my Green Tea Lattes. Florist: Belle Fleur or Miho. 134 Fifth Avenue; 212-254-8703 310 East 44th Street; 212-922-9122
Hideaway: My favorite place in the world, 100 percent, is my house in Roxbury, Connecticut.
Play: I love the theater. I try to go once a week, so it would be impossible for me to pick just one. I just saw Once and loved it, but one of the most memorable performances I’ve ever seen was Mark Rylance in Jerusalem. Shoe Store: Manolo Blahnik. Always classic, year after year after year. 31 West 54th Street; 212-582-3007 Stationer: Tiffany & Co. I’ve gone to them for my stationery for years. Fifth Avenue at 57th Street; 212-755-8000
Stylist: Laura Mannix at Barneys Studio Services. 660 Madison Avenue; 212-826-8900 Ticket Broker: Victoria, in my office. BUSINESS
Airline: I’m pretty open, as long as the seats recline so I can lie down and go to sleep. Car Service: Elite Limousine or Ready to Roll. Eliteny.com; readytoroll.com
City: Milan. I’m there a lot working in the lab, so I have my routine down pat from the best restaurants to the hotels. Clothing/Business: Céline and The Row. Mobile Device: Still holding on to my Blackberry.
Restaurant/Business Lunch: Fred’s at Barneys. 660 Madison Avenue; 212-833-2200 Restaurant/Business Dinner: I love to entertain, so my favorite location for a business dinner is my own apartment. It’s relaxed, easy and more intimate.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)