Because we couldn’t fit into all one post, here is part two of our Style Fix Spotlight interview with Jackie Seabrooke.
Freelance Makeup Artist/Hairstylist
I love NYC – what are some of your favorite places to shop, hangout and eat?
Ohhhh one of my favorite things to do is being a tour guide for friends that come in town. I love to take them to all my secret spots. I actually have friends on a numerous basis message me and say I am coming up with my husband, or they have friends visiting and want to know where to go that I found myself copy and pasting my list over and over.
My top places to shop would be LF Boutique, they are the perfect example of where to shop for my boho chic, hippie rock and roll self. They can be pricey but have the best end of season sales! Im obsessed with Zara, they never fail me, I think half my closet is Zara. People stopped asking me where I got my outifits from because I’d always reply with Zara. NO shame in my game. I love All Saints leather, Nasty Gal online, ASOS, Brandy Melville, Necessary Clothing, Urban Outfitters and Soho boutiques.
I love to hangout at aesthetically pleasing places. Pretty cafes and lounges.
Andy Warhol vs Jean-Michel Basquiat || #fightforstreetart #NYC #brooklyn #williamsburg #andywarhol #basquiat
Brunch/Coffee Spots: Freemans is hands down my favorite brunch spot. Its like a secret place at the end of an alley. The outside is deceiving because it would appear to be small but when you get closer there are beautiful twinkling lights, taxidermy on the walls, antique furniture and their food is to DIE FOR. I love Le Pain Quotedien, I go there almost daily to have a large latte, sit and read or do some work and they have amazing fresh and healthy food besides the pastries of course. Cafe Grumpy, The Smile and Cafe Mogador are also some favorites.
Food/Dinner: Meatball Shop, all time favorite! Momofuku Noodle or Milk Bar, Room Service (Thai Food) El Presidente (Mexican ) Robertas and Artichoke are my favorite pizza places, Mimi Cheng’s is the best dumpling place I have ever been to and I am proud to boast that it is one of my best friends restaurants she opened last summer. It has been talked about from designers, food magazine, bloggers etc.
Love to hang with friends at fun lounges and rooftop bars, such at the Hudson Hotel, Bathtub Gin, the Standard Beirgarten, Gold Bar, Le Bain at the Standard, Wythe Hotel, Rooftop Martini Bar the the Met, the Jane, Gallow Green, Berry Park.
If we took a look inside your makeup bag, what would we see?
Its more like if you took a look in my makeup cabinet! I own a loooot of makeup because I have a kit I travel with for photo shoots and commercial work so the products, colors and shades are endless. I am constantly updating and trying new products. I have everything from NARS, Laura Mercier, MAC, Bobbie Brown, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Makeup Forever, YSL, Tarte and Benefit.
My favorite products I carry in my purse are They’re Real! Mascara, matte red lipstick from Sephora, MAC Lady Gaga #2 lipstick, Anastasia Dip Brow (because everyone knows how brows are pretty much a game changer) Anastasia Contour Palette, NARS Copacabana Highlighter, Urban Decay “Basics” Naked Palette, of course either my MAC Foundations or NARS Tinted Moisturizer both with SPF.
What is one makeup product women should never leave the house without?
At first I was going to say mascara because that instantly wakes up my face but I tend to have face breakouts moments where I look like a high school boy who just hit puberty and all I want is a good tinted moisturizer/SPF foundation to make me feel refreshed and confident that my skin tone is evened out.
Do you have a daily beauty routine?
I wake-up, brush my teeth, wash my face, moisturize prep and prime before I apply any makeup. Am I perfect about washing my face night and day? NO, I have my nights where I get in late and just want to pass out and the last thing I want to do is splash water in my face which inevitably is going to wake me up. So I make sure that on nights like those I have my Neutrogena face wipes in stock so I can give my face a good wipe down.
Let’s hear some of your favorites…
Favorite fashion designers: Marchesa, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Zara, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Acne, One Teaspoon, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Bassike, AG.
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Favorite piece of clothing you own: Over the years I have come to find that my go favorites are jackets. Whether it be my leather jacket of course or my bedazzled multi colored sequin bomber jacket. They complete any look to me. I pair it with my favorite black lace jumpsuit or a band t and shorts. The day those pieces fall apart will crush me.
Favorite pair of shoes?
The women in my family have a deep love for shoes. I have a bookshelf filled with all kinds of boots and heels of all colors. They are also color coordinated too. My favorite pair would be my Zara black leather ankle strap high heeled sandal. I believe it is the sexiest most flattering heel made.
Favorite accessory :
I absolutely love gold delicate jewelry. Gold is so flattering on my skin and I love to layer pieces I collect over time. My favorite accessory would be my gold locket necklace I inherited from my mum. I wear it almost everyday because it reminds me of her and it always makes me smile.
How would you describe your style?
I love to express myself through my style. Mixing and matching trends to make them my own are my thing. There are two sides to me in the way I style myself. I am a mix of boho chic/urban grunge with a taste for high fashion edgy, structured pieces. You might as well call me a Yin Yang.
Who are your style icons – who you pull ideas and inspiration from?
I love to introduce people to new fashion bloggers etc! Cindy Van Der Hayden from COTTDS blog, Elle Ferguson & Tash Sefton from “they all hate us” blog, Olivia Palermo, Julie Sarinana from sincerelyjules blog, Shea Marie from peaceloveshea blog, Miranda Kerr and last but not least the Olsen twins.
What is your favorite way to pamper yourself?
My mum, my girlfriends and I love to go and get regular mani/pedis. I instantly feel so refreshed after.
What is your favorite quote?
“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. I want to continue to understand why I exist. Who are we fooling. If we strip everything away, who are we on the inside? We were made for something greater than ourselves. I want to seek love, seek truth and transparency in life. Be who you are. There is nothing more beautiful and fulfilling than just being and living who God created and called up to be.”