ON THE BEAUTY BRAND THAT BROUGHT HER TO LA
“I met with founder Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey for coffee in New York a few years ago. She explained her vision for Violet Grey: to curate the best beauty products and celebrate leading experts in the industry. It was the idea of bringing the makeup artists and hair stylists to the forefront that brought me here. And Los Angeles’s life-changing burritos, 72-degree weather and lunch with producer Robert Evans.”
ON HER FAVORITE SO-CAL ACTIVITY
“I’ll most likely never pick up surfing, but I’m trying to master longboard skateboarding. The goal is to cruise the beach path from Malibu to Venice without incident… Not quite there yet though.”
ON HER LATEST MUST-HAVE BEAUTY DISCOVERIES
“Chanel has a new lipstick-balm hybrid, the Rouge Coco Stylo, that I currently won’t leave the house without. My favorite color is #212, because I gravitate toward plummy hues—also because the numbers are New York City’s area code. I’m also obsessed with Tatcha indigo hand cream and Serge Lutens mascara, which gives my eyes a wide-awake look.”
ON THE CLASSIC CLOTHES SHE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
“J.Crew has always been a mainstay in my wardrobe because I love timeless basics like white slubby tees and crisp, tailored shirts. I remember shopping directly from the catalog as a teen and phoning in my orders.”
AND NOW, CHRISTINA ANSWERS THE J.CREW Q’S…
VICE YOU’LL NEVER GIVE UP?
Picking at my cuticles.
WHAT’S ALWAYS IN YOUR FRIDGE?
HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?
Medium roast, black.
YOUR STYLE IN FIVE WORDS…
Comfortable. Classic. Monochromatic. Easy. Borrowed (as in, on a long-term loan from my husband, brother or friend).
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
“Be sharp.” —my mom
YOUR PERSONAL STYLE ICON IS…
YOUR SPIRIT EMOJI IS…