Introducing to the stage September cover girl Whitney Eve Port…
On a recent last minute trip to LA I somehow managed to line up a morning with fashion designer, Author, television personality and friend Whitney Eve Port. Somewhere in-between flying in from NYC and then out to Australia -what are the odds we were swapping continents by hours- we managed to find a few hours to shoot this September Cover Story.
5 STEP MODERN HOLLYWOOD LOOK
It’s the finish of the skin that is always what makes this classic look modern. I used 2 parts Armarni Luminous Silk Foundation in #6 -versatile dewy coverage- and mixed Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonder Glow – an instant soft-focus luminous Primer you can mix into your foundation to get that radiant, dewy complexion you see on Whitney! Note; Do not set with a powder yet!
WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
Look over at my fiancé and hope he is awake!
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE MAKEUP LOOK?
Clean, simple, natural & dewy. I love peachy cheeks and use Models Prefer Cream Blush Stick in Love, Rimmels Glam Eyes in Smokey Brun for bronze-y eyes and a nude to natural lip which I use Maybelline Color Sensational Stripped Nude Lipstick in Brazen Beige.
WHAT COLOR IS PAINTED ON YOUR TOES RIGHT NOW?
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
Never be afraid of failure. We all fail, that’s how we learn to succeed.
WHERE DO YOU PLACE YOUR PERFUME ON YOUR BODY?
Wrists and Neck.
WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
My engagement ring!
WHAT DO YOU KEEP ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Sukin Jand & Nail Cream & a little dish that my rings go into while I sleep
WHAT SONG ALWAYS MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE?
Show me Love by Sam Feldt
WHAT IS THE GREATEST MAKEUP OR HAIR TIP YOU HAVE PICKED UP IN YOUR TRAVELS?
To sleep with a mask on your hair at least once a week!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MUST-HAVE TRAVEL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS?
WHAT BEAUTY SECRETS OR ADVICE HAS YOUR MOTHER GIVEN YOU?
Keep frozen spoons in the freezer to use for de-puffing eyes.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BEAUTY PRODUCT IN YOUR COSMETIC WARDROBE?
Get lots of sleep, never go to sleep with your makeup on and always wear eye crème!
3 STEP SEXY LIVED-IN HAIR
To get a little volume and lift at the roots while still maintaing a little rawness and texture I sprayed Sachajuan Root Lift Strong Hold -without fail my favourite volumizer atm- through the roots of Whitney’s hair before flipping her head upside down and blowdrying. Tip; Use a combination or your fingers and a paddle brush to lift the hair off the scalp and going in the same direction.
I tonged the hair in random sections using a medium size barrel from my H2D Curling Tong. The reason behind this technique is I wanted to create a more lived-in less contrived shape. The key, is to wrap the hair around the tong going AWAY from the face. This allows the wave I wanted to the hair to have the shape of a set but I wanted it to look relaxed and a little slept in so I wasn’t too precious with my sections.
To finish I spritzed Balmain’s Texture Spray through the mid-legnths and ends to build texture and a sexy lived-in finish.
Opening & Closing image; DIOR Corset, Lanvin Earring, Second image; Josie Natori Robe, La Perla Slip, Oscar De La Renta Earrings, Forth image; Alexandre Vauthier Dress, Lanvin Necklace, Marc Jacobs Faux Fur, Givenchy Shoes, Fifth image; Celine Dress, Gianvito Rossi Shoes