By Juliet Izon | August 14, 2015 | People
These seven women open up about what inspires them, their keys to success, and the secret to their true glow—which lies in doing good and supporting the causes closest to their hearts.
Sam dress, Shoshanna ($375). Fahrenheit 451, 105 Main St., Westhampton Beach, 288-288-5724. Bracelet, Gruss’s own
LIVES: Sag Harbor.
WHAT I DO: I’m a mother of three, CEO/creative director of Shoshanna, style director for Elizabeth Arden, nature lover, and wanderluster.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: My parents have had a summer house here since I was a little girl. I went to camp, had summer jobs, made friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Now I’m doing those same things with my children. The Hamptons is my home.
HAMPTONS INSPIRATION: It’s the little moments—catching fireflies, seeing your first PG movie, learning to dive off the diving board, finding the biggest clamshells.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: Super Saturday. It has evolved into such a major happening, a fun day for the entire family that raises an insane amount of money for an amazing cause, OCRF. We are always so proud to be a part of it.
MY TRADEMARK LOOK: I am pretty casual when it comes to makeup in the day—just a little mascara and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Balm.
I STAY IN SHAPE BY: Running. Nothing clears my mind like a beach walk, though. It’s the only time that I can feel truly at peace.
BEAUTY SECRET: A hot luxurious bath is part of my nighttime ritual.
BIGGEST OBSTACLE? The balance: taking care of my angels, my work, and myself!
MY MOTTO IS: Family first.
SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: The real key is to be organized. Keeping on top of things is what makes me feel sane. Key word: Prioritize!
HAPPINESS IS: Peace in your heart, and good health.
Shea dress, Diane von Furstenberg (price on request). Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-858-3384. Earrings, Dolce & Gabbana ($1,775). 660 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-750-0055. Aristata mule, Paul Andrew ($695). Intermix, 87 Main St., East Hampton, 907-8025. Earrings, Jennifer Miller Jewelry ($145). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061. Rings, Stone Wood’s own
WHAT I DO: I am a contributing anchor and correspondent at CBS News and the host and coproducer of Hiring America.
HAMPTONS INSPIRATION: My 3-year-old son, Weston, is crazy about horses, so visiting horse farms with him and seeing how happy it makes him is so much fun.
HAMPTONS GUILTY PLEASURE: Sitting outside eating fried seafood at Clam Bar.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: The Opportunity Network and Love Heals; I believe in anything that helps low-income youths with their education and careers.
MY TRADEMARK LOOK: Wavy, beachy hair and Chanel clear lip gloss.
GO-TO BEAUTY BRAND: La Prairie is great for my skin.
I STAY IN SHAPE BY: Biking and jogging outdoors, Barry’s Bootcamp, and running around after my young children.
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Josie Maran Argan Oil and drinking fresh-pressed green juice at Second Nature Markets.
BEAUTY OR BRAINS: A stimulating, curious brain makes one beautiful.
BEAUTY SECRET: Wear sunscreen and bronzer instead of getting a real tan.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: Be appreciative of every moment. Live each day as if you’ve just won the lottery.
SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: Tenacity: Never take no for an answer, and be persistent about finding ways around hurdles.
MY PHILOSOPHY ON AGING: It’s wonderful to become increasingly comfortable in one’s own skin, which only comes with wisdom and experience.
LIVES: Water Mill.
WHAT I DO: I am coprincipal of Suite NY, a midcentury modern and contemporary furniture showroom in NYC.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: I came to the Hamptons in 1978 when I was 14 years old. It was a decadent playground in the summers. During the other seasons, it was and is the most serene and beautiful place in the world to grow up and to live year-round.
HAMPTONS INSPIRATION: The sunrise over Mecox Bay from my bedroom window never gets old.
HAMPTONS GUILTY PLEASURE: Tate’s Bake Shop.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: I’ve been a huge supporter of The Love Heals Foundation (especially the summer benefit ), the largest provider of HIV/AIDS education to the NYC Department of Education. It’s important to empower young people to become leaders by giving them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to protect themselves and their communities from HIV.
MY TRADEMARK LOOK: My look is a little bohemian and always easy-going. I rarely wear any makeup.
BEAUTY SECRET: Load on the baby oil before you dry off.
MY BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY: Drink lots of water; hydrate from the inside out.
BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: Bianca at Hampton27 for a great blowout and my massage therapist Lydia from Sag Harbor.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: I strongly believe in a woman’s intuition. Always go with your gut.
MY MOTTO IS: I always say to my two daughters [Sage, 21, and Laura, 18], “Your reputation is all you have, so behave like a lady at all times.”
PHILOSOPHY ON AGING: Laughter. It keeps you young.
Scattered pansies silk crepe dress, Oscar de la Renta ($2,190). Nordstrom, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-746-0011. 18k gold-plated and mother-of-pearl hoop earrings, Aurelie Bidermann ($470). Sunset Beach, 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, 749-2001. Rebel stud heel, Aquazzura ($795). Intermix, 64 Main St., Southampton, 283-8510
WHAT I DO: I’m a filmmaker/designer/conservationist.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: As a child, our family would spend the summer on the East End. Memories abound of farmland, sandy beaches, salt air, and sunshine, making sandcastles and swimming in the ocean.
HAMPTONS INSPIRATION: The scent of privet, the saturated colors of trees against a summer blue and clouded sky, and the surprise arrival of cardinals each spring to my home.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: My passion and the focus of my work across various platforms [films, jewelry, philanthropy] is to help maintain the beauty of Mother Earth. I sit on board of Oceana and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and support organizations that educate and instill wonder in youth (such as SOFO), as well as those that work to protect our precious water, air, and natural resources.
TRADEMARK LOOK: Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Smooth-Effect makeup. Addiction Tokyo Story red lipstick to add some color, followed by a Chanel lip stain and gloss and Tarte mascara.
I STAY IN SHAPE BY: Walking as much as I can, hot yoga, swimming, and paddleboarding.
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: La Mer’s The Concentrate a couple of times a week; Caudalie’s Divine Oil after showering; Tarte’s Maracuja Oil for hands and face; Tracie Martyn Face and Body Resculpting Cream for face, neck, and body.
BEAUTY SECRET: Giving myself necessary time to rest, rejuvenate, and reimagine more balanced and beautiful me. I call these pauses mermaid moments—sacred time usually involving water.
MY MOTTO IS: Protect what is precious. To me, this is family, art, and nature.
Sweater, Altuzarra ($795). Gail Rothwell, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 324-6666. Skirt, Tibi ($595). Nordstrom, Roosevelt Field, 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, 516-746-0011. Double chain dagger necklace, Jennifer Miller Jewelry ($168). 55 Main St., East Hampton, 329-9061. Bracelet, Riaz’s own
LIVES: Water Mill.
WHAT I DO: I’m a full-time high school student and a competitive horseback rider. I train at Campbell Stables in Bridgehampton with Patrick Rice.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: I spend every summer here; riding and visiting friends. There’s no place I’d rather be.
HAMPTONS INSPIRATION: Finding grains of sand in my bed sheets and swimming until my fingers prune.
HAMPTONS GUILTY PLEASURE: Sant Ambroeus gelato, and of course, Long Island corn on the cob.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: Rescue pets! My first puppy, a Maltese named Jersey, was a rescue, and he was the sibling I never had.
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. I have been using it for as long as I can remember, and it fixes everything.
FAVORITE FEATURE: My eyebrows! I’m so grateful they grew back after I angrily shaved them off in elementary school.
BEAUTY SECRET: A good night’s sleep.
MOST PROUD OF: My determination. When I really want something, I will stop at nothing to get it.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: Recognize that nothing is ever just black or white.
MY MOTTO IS: Maya Angelou summed it up best: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
WHAT I DO: I’m a DJ and personality.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: I’ve been spinning at clubs and events in the Hamptons for a few years.
THE CAUSE CLOSET TO MY HEART: As a performer in the arts, I know how important art is to personal growth especially for kids. Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated exposing inner city NYC kids to the arts as well as supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. My husband and I have participated in its annual Hamptons fundraising gala, Art For Life, for the past eight years.
HAMPTONS GUILTY PLEASURE: I love staying at my friend Nancy Grigor’s B&B, East Hampton Colonial Inn each summer.
YOUR TRADEMARK LOOK: Light foundation, liquid eyeliner, and soft pink lipstick or gloss.
GO-TO BEAUTY BRAND: Urban Decay makeup, because the products come in amazing shades and have the best formula.
I STAY IN SHAPE BY: Eating healthy and doing SoulCycle once a week.
BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY: Highlight your favorite features.
MOST PROUD OF: Spinning with Oprah Winfrey on her The Life You Want tour last year.
MOST VALUABLE SKILL: Being able to make a connection with people I meet.
PERSONAL MANIFESTO: If you don’t like something in your life, only you have the power to change it.
Dress, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). 660 Madison Ave., NYC, 212-750-0055. Manhattan pump, Paul Andrew ($675). Intermix, 87 Main St., East Hampton, 907-8025. Earrings and rings, Tisch’s own Earrings
WHAT I DO: I am cofounder of Suite 1521.
HAMPTONS MEMORY: I have been coming out East for over 20 years, first, with my parents in Southampton and now with my husband and kids in Bridgehampton.
CAUSE CLOSEST TO MY HEART: Citymeals-on-Wheels, which provides food and companionship to the more then 18,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers. Knowing we are providing such a basic but important need is extremely rewarding.
TRADEMARK LOOK: A little foundation, blush, and mascara are musts.
GO-TO BEAUTY BRAND: The Lancer Method, because it’s so easy to use.
I STAY IN SHAPE BY: Walking, Pilates, and SoulCycle.
BEAUTY ESSENTIAL: Anthelios.
BEAUTY SECRET: No sun!
BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY: Less is more.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: You never learn anything when your mouth is open.
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Lip balm.
SECRET TO MY SUCCESS: Surrounding myself with talented and smart people.
MY MOST VALUABLE SKILL: My ability to listen and remain calm.
HAPPINESS IS: My family.
HAMPTONS IS MY HOME BECAUSE: It’s peaceful and we can relax.
I’M INSPIRED BY: Intelligent young women who are doing amazing things, like my cousin Carly Zakin: a cofounder of TheSkimm.
PHILOSOPHY ON AGING: “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
Photography by Zev Starr-Tambor. Styling by Faye Power. Photography assistance by Oliver Martin. Styling assistance by Connor Childers. Makeup by Ricky Wilson using Dior Hair by Bianka Lefferts using Oribe
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