Vera Storm, Californiaphile
Her parents own the hip Copenhagen concept store, Storm, but which beauty products and fashion staples does this style savvy 17 year old keep on her shelves?
What’s going on in your life right now?
I’m in my final year at school. Before I started upper secondary school, I’d often travel with my parents on buying trips to New York, London and Paris. Now we mostly travel on family holidays to California where we rent a car and road trip. I love the heat, hanging with friends over there, taking in the sights… At home I fitness train twice a week. I also work in a cinema a couple of nights a week, and help out at my parents’ shop, too.
How important is fashion to you?
I’ve always been into fashion and how I look. It runs in the family! I love to mix my clothes with my mum’s stuff, vintage finds or high street bargains; whatever catches my eye. I have loads of trainers, but I’m not one to clean and polish them everyday; I like mine to look a bit worn.
Describe your style.
It’s really dependant on my mood. I can wear a dress one day, and something boyish and sporty the next. I do love colour, though. I hardly ever wear black anymore.
When did your interest in beauty begin?
Skincare began to interest me when I started going through puberty. I’ve used cleansers and day creams ever since. When I was younger I used to collect perfumes; now I just wear them.
Describe your daily skincare routine.
I cleanse twice a day, and particularly love cleansers from REN and Ling. I use Jao Brand Face Cream before applying make-up in the morning and after cleansing at night. Ling’s Drying Lotion is a favourite, too; I dab it on impurities before bed and by the time I wake in the morning, any spots are gone. If I need a little extra pampering I’ll use my mum’s eye cream. But not because I feel I need to. I also use a neutral body lotion from my local chemists.
Do you wear make-up?
Yeah, but not every day. When I do, I apply a thin layer of Mac’s Face & Body Foundation, and I’ve just discovered the best translucent powder from NYX Cosmetics. It gives my skin a more natural colour than traditional flesh-coloured powders. I have lash extensions, so never wear mascara. If I’m going out I’ll use a concealer from Nars and a bronzer or blush from Mac.
How do you usually style your hair?
My hair’s dead straight so I often braid it to give it extra volume. I’ll do it at night before I go to bed so that I wake with wavy hair. The trick to creating soft waves is to loosely plait damp hair in four sections. I comb it through in the morning and spray in a bit of hairspray. I also think it looks good with a high ponytail secured with a scrunchie.
Which nail polish shades do you prefer?
I’m not allowed to wear nail polish on my hands at work, but always wear it on my feet in the summer. The tomato red-coloured FUT from Uslu Airlines always looks beautiful, otherwise I’ll go for a dark shade like Chanel’s Rouge Noir.
Which perfume do you wear?
I haven’t bought a new perfume for years. Apart from one I picked up in Urban Outfitters on a recent trip to the States. (Thé Matcha) I love Anja Rubik’s Original perfume. I gravitate towards light, fresh fragrances, spraying them over my hair. I wear perfume for me, rather than for others.
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