by juliet izon | August 16, 2013 | People
Beauté: Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray
Foundation in #300 ($62), Diorskin
Rosy Glow Blush ($44), Diorshow Brow
Styler in Universal Brown ($26), Rouge
Nude Lipstick in Swan ($32).
Bloomingdale’s, 270 Walt Whitman
Road, Huntington Station, 425-6700. Moroccanoil
Hydrating Styling Cream ($33). Salon
Bar, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton,
Fashion: Ghost silk top, Helmut Lang ($210). Intermix, 64 Main St., Southampton, 283-8510. Molene top in noir, Eres ($175). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 604-5544. Palm Beach pendant necklace, AERIN Erickson Beamon ($393). AERIN, 83 Main St., Southampton, 353-3773. Gold single bar diamond necklace, Jennifer Fisher ($4,500). Barneys Co-op, 2151 Broadway, NYC, 646-335-0978
Photographer Diana Frank has an uncanny ability to bring out the quiet beauty of her subjects, even if that subject is a boisterous child. Her talent should be no surprise, though, since she spent two decades on the other side of the camera as a model. When she’s not being inspired by the magical quality of the light in the Hamptons, Frank can be found fundraising for the Madoo Conservancy, her favorite charity in the area
Hamptons Guilty Pleasure: Doing yoga and being out here in this fresh air.
Go-to beauty brand: My husband, Dr. Paul Frank, has a skincare line, so I use all of his cleansers and toners.
Beauty or brains: Brains! They carry you so much further.
No one would guess that: I’m an avid fly fisherwoman.
The accomplishment of which I’m most proud: My children. Definitely the most important thing I will ever do.
When I look in the mirror, I see: A mother, teacher, student, wife, and daughter. A woman who is infinitely blessed.
Biggest obstacle: My mind. But obstacles give us a chance to grow and to learn more about ourselves and our strengths.
Best piece of advice: Be true to yourself.
Quality I most like in a person: Authenticity and a fierce sense of humor.
The Hamptons is home because: You can completely disappear and live a sweet and quiet life. But if you get the itch to be social, you’re right here in the middle of it all.
Beauté: Sue Devitt Triple
C-Weed Whipped Foundation in
Quiet and Still ($40), Color Luxury
Lipstick in Vichy ($20). Macy’s,
160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, 427-7200. Kérastase Nutritive
Crème Oléo-Curl ($42). Kevin
Maple Salon, 46 Jobs Lane,
Fashion: Off-white sleeveless cross-front top, T by Alexander Wang ($229). Scoop Beach, 51 Newton Lane, East Hampton, 329-6800. Camélia Ajoure hoops, Chanel ($5,000). London Jewelers, 47 Main St., Southampton, 287-4499; 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939
In the business of making people beautiful, makeup artist and beauty expert Sue Devitt’s eponymous line of makeup and skincare is a favorite among the cognoscenti; her products are known as much for flattering colors as for their antiaging properties. This summer the Australian-born Devitt is expanding her purview by launching Living Beauty Home, a new business venture that will renovate homes with a focus on a spalike feel.
Hamptons inspiration: Growing my own vegetables and herbs as well as barbecues with friends. It is clean and very healthy living.
Beauty essential: Argan oil for my hair.
Most proud of: My ability to take risks and really execute something. I’m gutsy. I go for it.
Beauty philosophy: If you are not living beautifully on the inside, then there is nothing you can do on the outside to make it all work.
Cause closest to my heart: Africa Foundation, which raises money to provide water solution transportation devices to different countries in Africa.
Beauty black book: Facials from Wanda Innes in Water Mill.
Happiness is: A fantasy. I would like to see more people live a life of contentment than happiness, because happiness will become unhappiness one day. Anything that goes up has to come down.
The living person I most admire: Obama. I have a tremendous amount of admiration for anyone who would take on [the role of] President of the United States.
Motto: Live every day like it’s your last.
Beauté: Dior Blush in Peachy
Keen ($42), 5 Couleurs Designer
Eyeshadow Palette in Amber
Design ($60), Kohl Pencil in
Trinidad Black ($29), Diorshow
Blackout Mascara ($25), Rouge
Lipstick in Trafalgar ($32). Macy’s,
160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, 427-7200. Ouidad Climate
Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter
Taming Shine Spray ($22). 27
Hampton Salon, 27 Hampton Road,
Fashion: White coral and yellow-gold teardrop earrings, Jennifer Miller Jewelry ($495). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061. One-of-a-kind ring, Janis Provisor Jewelry ($14,700). Gail Rothwell, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-6666.
Quite the world traveler, Shauna Mei was born in Mongolia, raised in Seattle, and now calls the Hamptons home year-round. Her peripatetic nature makes her even more suited to finding unique goods for her business, ahalife.com. The website is a carefully curated mix of fashion, design, and other luxury items that every Hamptonite should bookmark.
Neighborhood: East Hampton.
Hamptons inspiration: I love the beach and going swimming.
I stay in shape by: Bikram yoga, running outside, and weight training.
Most re-read book: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
Happiness is: The meaning of life. It’s being in the present and appreciating what you have. It’s all about perspective.
The secret to my success: A lack of understanding of fear—I am such a risk taker.
When I look in the mirror, I see: Changes. You see yourself differently every day.
Accomplishment of which I’m most proud: Ahalife. I come to work every day because it’s fun; it’s amazing.
Favorite feature: My smile.
No one would guess that: I am an introvert. I love spending time by myself; it’s where I find my own inner peace and happiness.
Beauté: Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth
Protective Crème SPF 15 ($56),
Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen
($37), Diorskin Nude Tan Natural
Radiance Bronzing Powder ($55),
Diorskin Rosy Glow Blush ($44),
Addict Lip Maximizer Lip Gloss
($31). Macy’s, 160 Walt Whitman
Road, Huntington Station, 427-7200. Moroccanoil Frizz
Control ($34). Sagg Salon, 33
Meadow St., Sag Harbor, 725-2363.
Fashion: Sasha top, Ramy Brook ($325). Blue 1, 2397 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 237-1796. Earrings, Roni Blanshay for Jennifer Miller Jewelry ($775). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061.
Ramy Sharp’s Ramy Brook line of clothing—brightly hued and extremely flattering womenswear—can go from relaxing on a Montauk beach to a chic dinner at Southampton Social Club without missing a beat. Her most memorable locale, however, is certainly Hampton House, where she met her husband in 1993. This year, Sharp introduces an equally stylish line of accessories, including bags and jewelry.
Hamptons inspiration: The beauty and pureness of it.
Cause closest to my heart: I’m very involved in the UJA Federation, and I participate in Super Saturday.
Go-to beauty brand: Per-fékt and Laura Mercier.
How I stay in shape: Spin, run, and Barry’s Bootcamp. Anything it takes to work off my wine and eating!
Favorite feature: I like having light blue eyes.
You would most like to have dinner with: Hillary Clinton. I find her incredibly fascinating. She is a smart woman, she is a mother, and she appeals to so many different people.
No one would guess that: I always wear a piece of evil eye jewelry.
Most valuable talent: I have a good eye, and I can envision what makes women feel good. Then I try to design that.
Favorite hero of fiction: Wonder Woman. I like what she wears—the gold cuffs!
Quality you most like in a person: Honesty.
Motto: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”—Coco Chanel
Beauté: ON MIREYA: Dior Diorskin Nude Foundation in
Mocha ($48), Blush in Vintage Pink ($42), Diorshow
Mono Eyeshadow in Panama ($29), Diorshow Brow
Styler in Universal Brown ($29), Addict Extreme
Lipstick in Plaza ($31). Macy’s, 160 Walt Whitman
Road, Huntington Station, 427-7200.
Oribe Thick-Dry Finishing Spray ($37). 27 Hampton
Salon, 27 Hampton Road, Southampton, 377-3107. ON SOFIA: Dior Diorskin Nude BB
Cream ($58), Diorshow Art Pen ($30), Diorshow
Mascara ($25), Serum de Rouge in Soft Pink ($34).Sephora, 1950 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-365-9008. Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream
($34). La Carezza Salon Da Spa, 43-45 Windmill Lane,
Fashion: ON MIREYA: Cover-up dress, Minnie Rose ($147). Intermix, 64 Main St., Southampton, 283-8510. Olive jade drop earrings, Siman Tu ($325). Cabochon, 51 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 283-4102. ON SOFIA: Covet necklace, Jemma Wynne ($5,145). 25 Park, 2415 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-7525.
MIREYA AND SOFIA D’ANGELO
Mireya D’Angelo first visited the Hamptons in 1992. Now with her daughter Sofia’s competitive horseback riding schedule and as a SoulCycle instructor herself, her entire family takes advantage of the Hamptons year-round. The former prosecutor is now a business consultant to luxury brands, while her daughter—a rising high school freshman and top-level equestrian—has her own band, The Sectionals, which has performed at The Stephen Talkhouse.
Neighborhood: East Hampton.
Hamptons guilty pleasure: Fresh mozzarella from Pasquale at Red Horse Market and summer dresses from Gloria Jewel.
Cause closest to my heart: VH1 Save The Music, which makes sure public schools have access to music education.
Beauty essential: Kimara Ahnert Pro Lip Primer with SPF15 and Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara.
No one would guess that: I was born in Cuba and came to this country at the age of 10; I didn’t speak a word of English.
Would most like to have dinner with: Fidel Castro. I’d like to ask him what he was thinking.
Beauty or brains: Brains. To ensure that whatever beauty there may be endures through time.
Hamptons inspiration: Egypt Beach.
Beauty essential: Benefit Badgal Lash Mascara.
Secret to my success: I try my hardest not to let anyone get in my head and bring me down.
Beauty philosophy: Keep it age-appropriate so my mom doesn’t scream at me.
When no one is looking I: Recite Shakespeare.
The accomplishment of which I’m most proud: Singing the national anthem at the Barclays Center.
The living person I most admire: My top four would be Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Page, and my mother.
The greatest love of my life: Performing and playing music.
Best piece of advice: Don’t peak too early.
Beauté: Dior L’Or de Vie La Crème
Riche for Face and Neck ($317),
Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
in Sand ($62), Diorskin Nude Tan
Natural Radiance Bronzing Powder
($55), Diorskin Hydrating Loose
Powder ($50), Kohl Pencil in
Trinidad Black ($29), Addict Gloss in
Bed of Roses ($30). Sephora, 160
Walt Whitman Road, Huntington
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s
Invisible Oil ($38). Sephora, SEE ABOVE.
Fashion: Diamond shift dress, Rebecca Taylor ($350). Scoop Beach, 51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-6800. Stud earrings, Jemma Wynne ($3,675). 25 Park, 2415 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-7525.
MARY ANN BROWNING
A former ballerina from South Africa and current Southampton resident, Mary Ann Browning is the CEO and founder of Brownings Fitness, a workout method that builds muscle, burns fat, and has earned her legions of fans, including Vera Wang and Lauren Santo Domingo. If she’s not in her studio, check the golf course or the beach, where she loves stand-up paddleboarding.
Age: 50 and a half.
Hamptons guilty pleasure: Hopping into my Jacuzzi and sipping a tequila cocktail under the skylight.
Cause closest to my heart: Citymeals-on-Wheels.
Go-to beauty brands: Tom Ford and M.A.C.
Living person you most admire: Nelson Mandela.
My favorite feature: My arms.
I’m most grateful for: Opportunities that have been given to me since I came to this country. At first, I couldn’t afford a subway ticket, and through hard work and the people who’ve supported me, here I am.
When no one is looking, I: Try to take a 20-minute cat nap.
What makes me smile: Helping people. Seeing them trust me really makes me smile.
Philosophy on aging: Aging is really a cliché; it’s a state of mind.
Biggest obstacle: My inability to slow down and relax.
Personal manifesto: Hell will freeze over before I give up.
Beauté: Dior Diorskin Nude BB
Creme ($58), L’Or de Vie Le
Sérum ($360), Diorshow Iconic
Overcurl Mascara ($29), Crème
de Rose Lip Balm ($27). Sephora,
1950 Northern Blvd., Manhasset,
Kérastase Elixir Ultime ($56). Kevin Maple Salon, 46 Jobs Lane,
Fashion: White cotton voile dress ($395), Lexie necklace with freshwater baroque pearls and leather ($3,300), Ilyssa white-gold, diamond, and sapphire earrings ($4,400), and pearl bracelet ($165). Michelle Farmer Collaborative. 2491 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 604-1850.
Jewelry and clothing designer Michelle Farmer first found herself in the Hamptons after escaping the devastation that Hurricane Luis left in its wake in her former home of the British Virgin Islands. After falling in love with the area, Farmer now splits her time between Palm Beach and Bridgehampton, where her chic boutiques, Michelle Farmer Collaborate, are located.
Hamptons inspiration: Running on the beach with my dog is so invigorating; it’s where I get all my ideas.
Hamptons guilty pleasure: Sea salt chocolate from Citarella.
Cause closest to my heart: Anything animal-related. I’m a big dog-lover.
How I stay in shape: Physique 57. It’s hell on earth, but it’s the best workout you could ever do.
Greatest obstacle: Time, probably, because I never seem to have enough, or I’m always worried I’m not going to live long enough to get everything done.
Beauty secret: Happiness.
Most proud of: The last store we just opened in December. My goal was to open my stores with a luxury hotel brand, and we opened with the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico.
Most valuable skill: My ability to design. It plays a part in every bit of my life. It’s what I live and breathe.
Motto: Seek it, and make it happen.
The Hamptons is home because: When I am here, I feel complete and happy.
Beauté: Dior Capture Totale One
Essential Serum ($95), Diorskin Sculpt
Concealer in Ivory ($36), 5 Couleurs
Designer Eyeshadow Palette in Incognito
($60), Diorshow Art Pen ($30), Rouge
Contour Lipliner Pencil in Thrilling Plum
($29). Sephora, 160 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, 425-1488. Moroccanoil Luminous
Hairspray Strong ($22). Revolve, 34 Hill
St., Southampton, 377-3555.
Fashion: Gisela cocktail dress, BCBG Max Azria ($278). 20 Main St., East Hampton, 324-7645. Prive stud earrings with rainbow moonstones, Jemma Wynne ($2,730). 25 Park, 2415 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-7525. Keshi pearl and crystal necklace, Siman Tu ($950). Cabochon, 51 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 283-4102.
ADELINA WONG ETTELSON
It’s no secret that the Hamptons are romantic, but the area holds an extra special place in Adelina Wong Ettelson’s heart: It’s where she met her husband, Bill. Now, the mother of two and director of residences marketing worldwide for the award-winning Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Wong Ettelson draws from her experience marketing luxury brands and her love of travel to develop the company’s newest residential property on the Turkish Riviera.
Neighborhood: Water Mill.
Hamptons guilty pleasure: Naturopathica Healing Arts Center and Spa in East Hampton.
Go-to beauty brand: Chantecaille. It feels like there’s nothing on, and yet you look good.
How important it is to be engaged in the community: Giving back is very important, and I want to share that with my children. I am involved with quite a lot of charities and nonprofits, including Save Venice and the Central Park Conservancy.
Beauty or brains: Both, because I want everything.
When no one is looking, I: Sing.
Best piece of advice: Be present, you can never have this moment back.
Beauty secret: Sleep, water, and meditation.
Hamptons inspiration: The light and the water. It just makes me feel that one can really calm down. The Hamptons allow you to breathe.
Happiness is: Waking up on a Sunday morning knowing there is nothing you have to do that day.
When I look in the mirror, I see: Someone who likes to laugh.
Motto: It ain’t over ’til it’s over.
Beauté: Dior Diorshow D-NA
Control White Reveal Day
Essence ($145), Diorskin Nude
Foundation in Beige ($48), Rouge
Nude Lipstick in Swan ($32),
Addict Ultra Lip Gloss in Ambre
Lumière ($28). Bloomingdale’s,
270 Walt Whitman Road,
Huntington Station, 425-6700. Oscar Blandi
Pronto Dry Styling Heat Protect
Spray ($23). Sephora, 1950
Northern Blvd., Manhasset,
Fashion: Peek-a-boo top ($295), chrysophase, turquoise, and diamond earrings ($2,900), and green quartz ring ($1,430), Jennifer Miller Jewelry. 28 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 283-9061; 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329- 9061.
Coming out East since childhood, Jennifer Miller has fond memories that are both quirky (her mother using a sun reflector) as well as universal (stargazing at night with her family). Now, the designer of an eponymous jewelry line savors long power walks and talks with girlfriends in Southampton and finds inspiration for her creations in the colors of the sand and sea.
Hamptons guilty pleasure: Carvel! A Brown Bonnet is my favorite.
Cause closest to my heart: My mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 52, and my father suffered cognitive and dementia-related issues as a result of a stroke, so the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is very close to my heart.
Beauty essential: Lancôme dual finish powder and foundation in one.
Most proud of: Starting my business with a $2,500 loan from my beloved aunt, Harriet Selwyn, 20-plus years ago.
Best piece of advice: Wake up singing a song; it’s a great way to start the day.
When no one is looking, I: Put on “yoga toes,” better known as toe separators. They look ugly but feel so good.
I never leave home without: Lipstick.
Secret to my success: My business partner, Mark, who happens to be my husband. He is the nuts and bolts of our business.
Happiness is: My chocolate cocker spaniel, Goobers, that Mark and I rescued 10 years ago.
How important it is to be engaged in the community: Incredibly. The Hamptons is my second home and has given me so much. I try every day to give back.
photography by zev starr-tambor; Styling by Lauri Eisenberg; Hair by Bianka Lefferts for 27 Hampton Salon; Makeup by Ricky Wilson for Dior; Manicures by Rebecca Neese for 27 Hampton Salon
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