“I got scouted when I was 14—a long time ago. At the beginning there were a lot of things that happened that I didn’t expect. Like, me walking for Prada. It was such a big moment, and at the time I didn’t really know what was going on, but afterwards it was such a big thing and it was in the newspapers, like ‘First Black Model!’ Then the Italian Vogue all-black issue—that was crazy to be a part of! The things that I put out into the universe, that I said I wanted were a Vogue cover, and I wanted
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for a special dispatch from New York Fashion Week. For seven days, Tom and company will be out and about snapping pictures, gathering soundbites, and inhaling all of the free food Spring Studios has to offer. For real time updates, you can follow us on Instagram @intothegloss and on Snapchat @glossier.irl. Then check back here, where we'll be covering the looks in more detail. Let's dive in: COACH Guido (Redken): “The approach was a cool girl
"For How To Get Away With Murder, we'll start at like 5 or 5:30 in the morning for makeup and hair. Viola [Davis] and I are the longest in the chair—I think we both do two hours. We put on so much makeup each day...and, for continuity purposes, they have to keep touching it up and putting on more powder and more this and more that and your pores get clogged so easily. I was having huge breakouts and it was horribly embarrassing. They can only do so much editing or lighting or makeup, but if it's
Welcome to Fashion Week, everyone! We'll have our usual backstage shots soon, but first: a bit about casting. This year, we studied up under the tutelage of Aurora James, designer behind footwear line Brother Vellies and winner of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award (what a title!). Her approach is a bit unique: "In my shows, it’s really about seeing girls who remind me of the people that I know and who inspire me from traveling," she said in between fittings at her South Street Seaport
Last month, we launched Milky Jelly Cleanser, after more than a year of development and hundreds of suggestions from our lovely community of readers. But product development is only part of the story—there's still the campaign, the casting, the styling...everything that makes Milky Jelly into a world. Today, meet two key players in the final stages of Milky Jelly: Romain and Anna. Best friends from Australia, they photographed and styled those great photos of Georgie that live on Glossier.com.
The #ITGTopShelfie series puts the focus on the lives and beauty routines of Into The Gloss's lovely, accomplished, and loyal community of readers. Show us your own Top Shelfie on Instagram—tag us @intothegloss, and include the hashtag #ITGTopShelfie. "My name is Camille Seydoux [@camilleseydoux] and I live in the Marais in Paris. I'm a fashion and celebrity stylist, so my job is all about creating looks—both for appearances and photoshoots, which has always been a passion of mine. When I was a
A rough, Slack-based poll of Glossier HQ shows that, on average, people like to rotate between at least three different moisturizers during the course of a given week. Blame the weather! Or maybe it’s just because your skin has different needs at different times (morning vs. night; summer vs. winter). Many of you have told us that Priming Moisturizer is great under makeup and on days you need something light on your face. But what if Priming Moisturizer had a richer, more emollient sister, for
The #ITGTopShelfie series puts the focus on the lives and beauty routines of Into The Gloss's lovely, accomplished, and loyal community of readers. Show us your own Top Shelfie on Instagram—tag us @intothegloss, and include the hashtag #ITGTopShelfie. "My name is Grace Abbott [@agraceabbott] and I live in St. Louis, Missouri—although I'm from the East Coast, so this is still hard to wrap my head around. I work as a Digital and Social Strategist at a design and consulting firm called B/C. We have
Here's a couple of things for you to do today: 1. Watch the video below. 2. Take a moment and allow yourself to melt in the warm embrace that is the charm of James Pecis. 3. Reconsider your entire hair game for the week, to the extent that you planned that far in advance. If your hair is long enough, both styles (braid updo and twisted pony) require very little, if any, actual expertise in doing your own hair. How convenient! 4. Optional but recommended: Go back and read about James' first look
The #ITGTopShelfie series puts the focus on the lives and beauty routines of Into The Gloss's lovely, accomplished, and loyal community of readers. Show us your own Top Shelfie on Instagram—tag us @intothegloss, and include the hashtag #ITGTopShelfie. "My name is Dana Boulos [@danaboulos] and I live in Los Angeles. I work as a photographer and creative director—I specialize in really dream-like work. I like making people feel like they've stepped into another world through photography and film.
"When I was interviewing for this job, I actually lied about living in New York. I had just graduated, was still living in Chicago, and there was this rumor going around the journalism school that that companies like Condé Nast and Hearst wouldn't hire you unless you could prove residency in New York. Apparently that's completely not the case, but I believed it, so every time someone interviewed me on the phone and asked where I lived, I would say, 'Oh, I'm visiting my family right now, but I
"I left school at 15 to apprentice in this salon in London—this was in the mid-1960s and things were changing. The culture was moving from this older world into this newer world of arts and music, and everything was exploding. I had no interest in hair, but I didn't know what else to do—I wanted to be a race-car driver, I just didn't know how to make that happen. But I hadn't excelled in anything at school, and my mother did hair, and we had a comfortable income, so I became a hairdresser. I was
Come January, it seems like the internet has more "Guides To Winter Skincare" than you can shake an RSS feed at. That's great and all, but we'd like to direct your attention to an equally important, just-as-vulnerable part of your cold weather beauty routine: your hair. In the spirit of taking better care of ourselves, we polled two floors of our office on what products, processes and best practices they employ to protect their hair from a flurry (!) of winter concerns: dryness, split ends,
The world (and we'd like to think this site) is full of good skincare advice. But of course, some of that advice carries more weight than the rest. This particularly applies when anyone says "I use XYZ product from Skinceuticals." Because Skinceuticals is not messing around—they know what they're doing when it comes to making products. It's a brand our Market Editor Pauline Maynard—she of charming French accent and discerning French taste—likens to life insurance: "The price is pretty painful
Today, we’re very happy to officially introduce you to the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. The making of it’s been a collaborative effort, really (a year ago we asked you to describe your dream face wash, and you very much delivered). At that point, we also asked who would play your ideal cleanser in a movie—well, if Milky Jelly was about to get its own biopic, this would be the script. The entire process—from the idea to the campaign to now, when it joins the ranks of the Phase 1 Set—is below,
Since we started Glossier, we've gotten a lot of questions—really good questions—about how Into The Gloss fits into our company now that we make products. Maybe you're new to ITG, maybe you've been following along since way back in 2010. Either way, the relationship between commerce and storytelling is easy to overcomplicate. But what we're trying to do—build the best beauty brand out there—actually isn't complicated at all. So, here's a bit more about our approach, and where you come in. No