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In Shiona Turini’s beauty regime
For the first part of the T-List’s beauty column, which appears in the newsletter every first Wednesday of the month and describes the products and treatments that creatives swear by, stylist Shiona Turini talks about her everyday life.
For sensitive, combination skin and skin prone to acne, I focus less on makeup and more on skin care. It all starts with washing your face and I go to La Mer’s Cleansing Foam. This cleanser is for me: it has a huge impact on the texture and tone of my skin. I then use La Suite Skincare Botanical Lightening Pads on the spots where I break out – they contain kojic acid, arbutin, and emblica which help soothe redness. Next, I massage Aesop’s Lucent Facial Concentrate, a lightweight serum with hints of rose petals and other antioxidant ingredients, into my skin, making it feel replenished and hydrated. Moisturizer is one of my products that I can’t do without. I swear by Christine Chin’s Cell’Liquid Gold Face Lotion and religiously use Nivea Shea Daily Moisture on my body. I’ve tried so many expensive lotions and kept coming back to Nivea. For drier areas like my heels and elbows, I like Salt Spray Soap Co.’s Whipped Body Butter that I top up every time I go home to Bermuda (I’m a real island girl). I don’t wear makeup day in and day out, but every now and then I love a dash of Dior’s Diorshow Pump ‘n’ Volume HD mascara, a touch of Fenty Beautys Match Stix Glow Skinstick and a touch of Glossier’s Boy Brow. When it comes to hair, I’ve been wearing braids and threads for five years and spoil these protective styles with Sunday II The Apple Cider Vinegar-Enriched Wurzelrefresh Micellar Rinse on Sunday is perfect when it’s me between washes and the Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum enriched with peppermint oil, a cooling daily treatment. When I want to wear my hair curly, I use the Bread Beauty Supply hair mask: it gives my curls definition without making them crispy. And before I run out the door, I keep spraying Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Parfum with notes of black truffle, ylang-ylang, bergamot and black currant: I like fragrances with a little spice.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
A Japanese delicatessen store opens in Manhattan
Any day, passers-by can stop and google the massive flank of bluefin tuna or the prickly orange legs of an eight-pound king crab in the window of Noz Market, a newly opened Japanese deli on New York’s Upper East Side. As you step through the door, see even more seafood, most of which – including Hokkaido uni, squid legs, hamachi kama (yellowtail pine), botanical shrimp, and homemade bottarga – is imported from Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market. The store, which had its gentle opening in December, was born from The success that sushi master chef Nozomu Abe of Michelin-starred New York City restaurant Sushi Noz found in reinventing his menu for delivery in response to the city’s indoor eatery restrictions: when the store next door emptied, his took over Team it up and get to work curating a selection of sashimi and sushi boxes, soups, teas, caviar, homemade sauces and tons of fillets to take away. Now, Home cooks You’ll have access to delicacies like Tasmanian salmon and Japanese stone oysters, previously only available at Sushi Noz’s Hinoki counter. Perhaps the most appealing offering, however, is the made-to-order hand rolls: waiting while they are prepared witnesses a unique skill – warm rice is smoothed on crispy seaweed, then painted with wasabi and rolled into a cone alongside thin slices of fish. 1374 Third Avenue, New York, nozmarket.com.
Olive Stone and Lotus Seed Peeling from Wonder Valley
I first chose Wonder Valley in the kitchen, where I like to use the company’s pepper-green extra virgin olive oil for frying root vegetables and serving up salads. The brand’s olives come from Lake County, California, where they’re ground on the younger side, which gives the oil a lighter taste, longer shelf life, and more antioxidants, according to founders Jay and Alison Carroll, the latter who worked for the California for years Olive Oil Council, where they “fall in love with the history, mythology and endless benefits of this ancient product”. After the couple’s first harvest in 2014, she began experimenting with the oil as a facial moisturizer that eventually evolved into a line of beauty. Now Wonder Valley has become a permanent fixture in my bathroom too, where I use the milky cleaner to wash my face and the Hinoki-scented body oil after every shower (both of which, of course, contain olive oil in addition to other botanicals). The company recently released a powder scrub to be mixed with the detergent: packed in a clever Tgarashi-inspired canister, it’s made from olive stone, lotus seeds, green tea, lemon peel, bamboo and rice and feels great and rough as it peels off dry winter skin. “It’s the ubiquity of olive oil that I love so much,” says Alison, “from its use in folk remedies to its preeminent role in anointing Olympians or as an anti-aging solution for queens and pharaohs.” $ 58, welcometowondervalley.com.
The colonial city of Oaxaca has always been one of Mexico’s artistic sources. It is the birthplace of Rufino Tamayo, one of the most important painters of the 20th century, and his creative legacy dates back to pre-Columbian times. Over the past decade, the city has welcomed a fresh An influx of artists and designers interested in the laid-back pace, spacious interiors, and proximity to the surrounding mountains – and with them a new wave of restaurants, cocktail bars, and hotels, including the 20-room Pug Seal Oaxaca, the late opened last year. It is located in a 19th century mansion in the heart of downtown and just a few blocks from the Baroque Oaxaca Cathedral. It offers rooms with marble tiled floors and walls in rustic brushstrokes of light blue, burnt orange and golden yellow, along with Art Deco-inspired furniture. Everyone opens onto the property Courtyard whose walls are covered with lush pastel murals by the artist Rafael Uriegas, with motifs inspired by the myths of the Zapotecs in the region. Although Pug Seal’s restaurant and bar will remain closed due to the pandemic (with the exception of breakfast, a vegetarian-friendly selection of contemporary Mexican dishes such as Hibiscus blossom omelets and green enchiladas with huitlacoche). The hotel’s central location means there are many top local dining options within walking distance, including Las Quince Letras and Pitiona, both of which have outdoor seating. Room rates start at approximately $ 150 per night, pugseal.com.
Retro sneakers perfect for spring
In my home state of Oregon, sneakers are a big deal. This is where Nike was founded in the 1960s and Adidas has had its US headquarters since the late 1990s – so I’ve always had an affinity for athletic footwear. That’s why it was especially fun to see so many retro-style sneakers on the runways in spring 2021. As part of his men’s collection for Celine, Hedi Slimane launched the Z Trainer, a high-top made of calfskin that was inspired by basketball shoes of the 80s and 90s and is available in black and white as well as in bold white together with the CT -02, which comes in a variety of graphic colors including one in red, white and blue and one in metallic gold and red (the women’s sizes were introduced last week). Then there were the ’70s-style nylon running shoes – bright yellow, purples, and pastel pinks – from Re / Done, the California-based brand best known for making jeans from vintage Levi’s. Jonathan Anderson of Loewe also channeled this era with a new crop of ballet runners who have an elastic cuff around the ankle that makes them part dance shoes and part training shoes. Meanwhile, Adidas partnered with British brand Wales Bonner to bring out a low-top samba inspired by Jamaican styles worn in the 1970s. It has a raw cotton upper with light brown leather trim and hand-sewn details. After the last New York Fashion Week just ended, I can remember that time last year walking from show to show in Europe: Any of these shoes would have been a practical and stylish choice.
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